Aortic annuloplasty ring

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO

8034102

APP PUB NO

20060015179A1

SERIAL NO

11183939

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An annuloplasty ring to resize a dilated aortic root during valve sparing surgery includes a scalloped space frame having three trough sections connected to define three crest sections. The annuloplasty ring is mounted outside the aortic root, and extends in height between a base plane and a spaced apart commissure plane of the aortic root. At least two adjacent trough sections are coupled by an annulus-restraining member or tether that limits the maximum deflection of the base of the annuloplasty ring. In use, the tether is preferably located in proximity to the base plane of the aortic root. The annuloplasty ring is movable between a first, substantially conical configuration occurring during a diastolic phase of the cardiac cycle, and a second, substantially cylindrical configuration occurring during a systolic phase of the cardiac cycle. The attachment of the annuloplasty ring in proximity to the cardiac valve annulus allows the ring to regulate the dimensions of a dynamic aortic root during the different phases of the cardiac cycle.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CORONEO, INC.MONTREAL QUEBEC12

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bulman-Fleming, Neil Montreal, CA 4 98
Cartier, Raymond Montreal, CA 29 675
Paolitto, Anthony St-Leonard, CA 37 622
Valentini, Valerio Montreal, CA 34 551

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
5258021 Sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 167 1992
5163953 Toroidal artificial heart valve stent 453 1992
5376112 Valveless conduit with sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 175 1993
5360444 Occluder supporter and a method of attachment thereof 220 1993
5545215 External sigmoid valve complex frame and valved conduit supported by the same 75 1994
6264691 Apparatus and method for supporting a heart valve 114 1999
 
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5584879 Aortic valve supporting device 192 1995
 
Coroneo, Inc. (1)
2005/0065,597 Aortic ring and ancillary device for implanting it 47 2004
 
Pacific Biomedical Holdings, Ltd. (1)
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THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
* 7011681 Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system 216 2003
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
5728152 Bioresorbable heart valve support 64 1995
6258122 Bioresorbable annuloplasty prosthesis 68 1997
 
SORIN BIOMEDICAL INC. (1)
4441216 Tissue heart valve and stent 157 1981
 
SULZER CARBOMEDICS INC. (2)
6478819 Prosthetic heart valves with flexible post geometry 53 1999
6348068 Multi-filament valve stent for a cardisc valvular prosthesis 69 1999
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (1)
* 6997951 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 163 2002
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (1)
5607471 Prosthetic ring for heart surgery 148 1995
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
6350282 Stented bioprosthetic heart valve 47 1995
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
5549665 Bioprostethic valve 283 1994
 
Sciencity Co., Ltd. (1)
2005/0165,478 Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof 41 2005
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION (2)
* 6231602 Aortic annuloplasty ring 252 1999
6558418 Flexible heart valve 156 1999
 
CARBOMEDICS, INC. (1)
6635085 Heart valve stent with alignment posts 66 2000
 
BODNAR, ENDRE (1)
4343048 Stent for a cardiac valve 374 1980
 
Reger Medical Inc. (1)
5469868 Method of making an artificial heart valve stent 134 1994
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Biostable Science & Engineering, Inc. (1)
9161835 Non-axisymmetric aortic valve devices 0 2012
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