US Patent No: 8,034,102 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Aortic annuloplasty ring

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20060015179

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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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CORONEO, INC.MONTREAL QUEBEC22

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bulman-Fleming, Neil Montreal, CA 7 71
Cartier, Raymond Montreal, CA 39 436
Paolitto, Anthony St. Leonard, CA 48 411
Valentini, Valerio Montreal, CA 44 354

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6,558,418 Flexible heart valve 109 1999
 
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. (2)
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CARBOMEDICS INC. (1)
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CORONEO, INC. (1)
2005/0065,597 Aortic ring and ancillary device for implanting it 37 2004
 
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES AG (1)
6,997,951 Method and device for treatment of mitral insufficiency 108 2002
 
LONDON HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE (1)
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
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Pacific Biomedical Holdings, Ltd. (1)
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Reger Medical Inc. (1)
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SCIENCITY CO., LTD. (1)
2005/0165,478 Apparatus for restoring aortic valve and treatment method using thereof 34 2005
 
SEGUIN, JACQUES (1)
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THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC. (1)
5,584,879 Aortic valve supporting device 149 1995
 
THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION (1)
7,011,681 Bioprosthetic cardiovascular valve system 131 2003
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
5,258,021 Sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 148 1992
5,163,953 Toroidal artificial heart valve stent 314 1992
5,376,112 Valveless conduit with sigmoid valve annuloplasty ring 150 1993
5,360,444 Occluder supporter and a method of attachment thereof 132 1993
5,545,215 External sigmoid valve complex frame and valved conduit supported by the same 56 1994
6,264,691 Apparatus and method for supporting a heart valve 64 1999

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