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Mark Chau, Seung Yi, Philip Corso, Michael J Popp, Kevin Golemo, Jane Olin, Son V Nguyen: Method of implanting a prosthetic valve in a mitral valve with pulmonary vein anchoring. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, David L Hauser, Pui Tong Ho, August 28, 2012: US08252051 (165 worldwide citation)

A method of implanting a prosthetic mitral valve assembly is disclosed. The prosthetic mitral valve assembly includes a stent and valve combination. The prosthetic mitral valve assembly is provided with an anchoring portion adapted to be positioned in the left atrium. In one embodiment, the anchorin ...


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Eric Nguyen, Donald L Gadberry, Gary M Johnson, Charles C Hart, John R Brustad, Robert R Bowes II, Jeremy J Albrecht, Ghassan Sakakine, Henry Kahle: Wound retractor. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, Kenneth K Vu, January 26, 2010: US07650887 (103 worldwide citation)

An incrementally adjustable wound retractor (100), having a first ring (102) with a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision. A second ring (104), having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision. A flexible sleeve (106), disposed ...


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Stanton Rowe, Francesco Maisano, Oded Meiri: Multipiece prosthetic mitral valve and method. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, David L Hauser, August 7, 2012: US08236049 (101 worldwide citation)

A method for replacing a deficient native mitral valve includes positioning a support band around the leaflets of a native mitral valve and expanding a prosthetic heart valve within the native mitral valve. After the prosthetic heart valve is expanded, the leaflets of the native mitral valve are cap ...


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John R Brustad, Jeremy J Albrecht, Nabil Hilal, Gary M Johnson, Charles C Hart: Hand access laparoscopic device. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, June 15, 2010: US07736306 (96 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a hand access laparoscopy device having a gelcap, a retainer, a sleeve and a retention ring The gelcap includes gel that is bonded to a cap. The cap includes an inner cylindrical wall to which the gel in bonded, thereby providing a sealing area between the device and the wou ...


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Jeremy J Albrecht, Charles C Hart, John R Brustad, Gary M Johnson, Jennifer T Ko, Donald L Gadberry: Wound retractor with gel cap. Applied Medical Resources, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, June 1, 2010: US07727146 (89 worldwide citation)

An incrementally adjustable wound retractor, which provides access to a body cavity, includes an inner ring having a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, an outer ring having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a fl ...


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Jeremy J Albrecht, Charles C Hart, John R Brustad: Circular surgical retractor. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, April 27, 2010: US07704207 (85 worldwide citation)

A wound retractor for retracting a surgical incision includes an inner ring, an outer ring and a distensible sleeve coupled to the inner and outer rings. The outer ring includes at least a pair of circular tubes coupled to each other. At least one of the circular tubes includes a lumen and a split t ...


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Richard C Ewers, John R Brustad, Edward D Pingleton, Nabil Hilal, Gary R Dulak, Payam Adlparvar, Robert R Bowes: Surgical access apparatus and method. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, January 27, 2009: US07481765 (78 worldwide citation)

A surgical access device includes a single valve forming a seal with the body wall and providing an access channel into a body cavity. The valve has properties for creating a zero-seal in the absence of an instrument and an instrument seal with instruments. The valve can include a gel comprised of a ...


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Jeremy J Albrecht, Jennifer T Ko, Gary M Johnson, John R Brustad, Donald L Gadberry: Split hoop wound retractor with gel pad. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, March 22, 2011: US07909760 (72 worldwide citation)

An incrementally adjustable wound retractor, which provides access to a body cavity, includes an inner ring having a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, an outer ring having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a fl ...


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Jeremy J Albrecht, Charles C Hart, John R Brustad, Gary M Johnson: Split hoop wound retractor. Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Pui Tong Ho, David G Majdali, October 19, 2010: US07815567 (66 worldwide citation)

An incrementally adjustable wound retractor, which provides access to a body cavity, includes an inner ring having a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, an outer ring having an annular axis and a diameter greater than the desired diameter of the wound incision, and a fl ...


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Stanton J Rowe, Francesco Maisano, Oded Meiri: Retaining mechanisms for prosthetic valves. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, David L Hauser, Pui Tong Ho, December 3, 2013: US08597348 (59 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a deficient mitral valve without open heart surgery is disclosed. A support band is advanced from a delivery catheter and positioned around native leaflets of the deficient mitral valve. The support band is preferably formed of a shape memory material and is configured to assume ...