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Mario M Iobbi: Minimally-invasive heart valve with cusp positioners. Edwards Lifescience Corporation, David L Hauser, July 15, 2008: US07399315 (203 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve having an internal support frame with a continuous, undulating leaflet frame defined therein. The leaflet frame has three cusp regions positioned at an inflow end intermediate three commissure regions positioned at an outflow end thereof. The leaflet frame may be cloth cover ...


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Randall Lashinski, David Taylor, Matthew Birdsall, Jan Lau: Transluminal mitral annuloplasty with active anchoring. Edwards Lifescience, David L Hauser, November 20, 2007: US07296577 (84 worldwide citation)

A medical apparatus and method for remodeling a mitral valve annulus adjacent to the coronary sinus includes an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end. The elongate body is movable from a first, flexible configuration for transluminal delivery to at least a portion of the coronary sinu ...


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Bruce Addis: Intravascular catheter filter with interlocking petal design and methods of use. Edwards Lifescience Corporation, O&apos Melveny & Myers, January 13, 2004: US06676683 (56 worldwide citation)

A filter device for temporary placement of a filter in an artery or vein is disclosed. The device includes an expandable filter mounted on a distal end of a catheter. The filter comprises a plurality of circumferentially adjacent porous segments that are arranged generally about the surface of a con ...


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Sophie Carpentier, Alain F Carpentier, Lillian J Quintero, Victor S Packham, Jong H Wang, Stefan G Schreck: Apparatuses for treating biological tissue to mitigate calcification. Edwards Lifescience Corporation, Gay L Cumberbatch, April 3, 2001: US06210957 (39 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for treating fixed biological tissue to inhibit calcification of the biological tissue following implantation thereof in a mammalian body. The apparatus includes a container for placing the biological tissue in contact with a treatment solution, structure to induce relative tissue/solut ...


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Alan L Kaganov, Jonathan D Root, John McKenzie: Cerebral protection during carotid endarterectomy and downstream vascular protection during other surgeries. Edwards Lifescience Corporation, John Christopher James, O&apos Melveny & Myers, February 10, 2004: US06689084 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for carotid endarterectomy. A blood filter is positioned within a carotid artery downstream of an atheromatous plaque. The filter is expanded. The carotid artery is clamped upstream and downstream of the atheromatous plaque while the filter is expanded. An endarterectomy procedure is perfor ...


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Reinhold Knoll, Ulf Borg, Ulrich Pfeiffer: Method and apparatus to determine the end of the systolic part of a pressure curve. Edwards Lifescience IPRM, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, February 17, 2011: US20110040195-A1

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for determining the systolic phase interval (SP) of an arterial pressure curve with a starting point (t0) of the systolic phase interval (SP) and an end point (tN) of the systolic phase interval (SP) wherein a QT interval is defined as the start of ...


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Nibuya Masatoshi, Tamenori Yoichi, Furukawa Takeshi, Nakamura Hiroshi, Watanabe Hiroshi, Kourogi Jun: Valve member. Sekisui Chem, Edwards Lifescience, April 19, 2007: JP2007-097843

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a valve member capable of accurately opening and closing a distribution path formed on a valve body, and to provide a valve member which is safe in use and whose manufacture cost is low and operability is excellent.SOLUTION: The valve member comprises the valve body ...


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Tanaka Hiroshi, Miyamoto Koji: Packed body of extracorporeal circulation circuit system. Edwards Lifescience, May 20, 2003: JP2003-144542

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a packed body of extracorporeal circulation circuit system that is safe, can be installed easily in a short time, and can avoid risks caused by long time of preparatory work.SOLUTION: In this packed body, an extracorporeal circulation circuit system 2 is packed in on ...