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Alain Carpentier, Ernest Lane: Flexible cardiac valvular support prosthesis. Baxter International, Michael C Schiffer, October 29, 1991: US05061277 (446 worldwide citation)

A support for a natural heart valve is disclosed. The support is generally ring shaped and has a size and shape to fit against the natural heart valve annulus. First length of the support is flexible, and a second length of the support is less flexible than the first length of the support. According ...


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Alain Carpentier, Hung Ly Lam, Than Nguyen: Aortic annuloplasty ring. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Debra D Condino, Guy L Cumberbatch, May 15, 2001: US06231602 (326 worldwide citation)

An infra-annular annuloplasty prosthesis is disclosed including a flexibly semi-rigid frame, a portion of which is shaped to conform to the scalloped configuration of the normal circumference of an arterial heart valve annulus. Axially projecting legs spaced circumferentially to correspond to the lo ...


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Hung L Lam, Than Nguyen, Alain Carpentier: Selectively flexible annuloplasty ring. Baxter International, Michael C Schiffer, April 14, 1992: US05104407 (313 worldwide citation)

An annuloplasty ring prosthesis which is formed from a selectively flexible body element having at least one defined length about its circumference which is substantially rigid. The remainder of the body element gradually increases in flexibility. The body element is a substantially annular shaped b ...


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Alain Carpentier, Victor E Koik, Ernest Lane: Mitral valve holder. Baxter International, Willian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione, September 12, 1989: US04865600 (278 worldwide citation)

An assembly comprising a prosthetic heart valve having a plurality of commissure supports which are deflectable radially inwardly and a valve holder which includes inner and outer holder members mounted for movement toward and away from each other. The valve holder is attached to the heart valve by ...


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Alain Carpentier, Sophie Carpentier, Aws S Nashef: Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, March 10, 1987: US04648881 (267 worldwide citation)

A process for the preparation of implantable biological tissue, and in particular bioprosthetic heart valves, which are prone to calcification after implantation. The process includes treatment of tissue with solutions prior to implantation which have been found effective in reducing calcification o ...


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Alain Carpentier, Xavier Leclercq, Jean Paris: Support for a natural human heart valve. Rhone Poulenc, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, November 1, 1977: US04055861 (243 worldwide citation)

A support for a natural human heart valve is disclosed, said support consisting of an annular or part annular semi-rigid frame having the shape of at least a substantial portion of the periphery of said natural heart valve at the base of its cusps, the frame being completely or partly enclosed in a ...


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Alain Carpentier, Sophie Carpentier, Aws S Nashef: Implantable biological tissue and process for preparation thereof. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Bernard Rothwell & Brown, March 3, 1987: US04647283 (237 worldwide citation)

A process for the preparation of implantable biological tissue, and in particular bioprosthetic heart valves, which are prone to calcification after implantation. The process includes treatment of tissue with solutions prior to implantation which have been found effective in reducing calcification o ...


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Alexandre Carpentier, Alain Carpentier, Hung Lam, Than Nguyen, Van Le Huynh, Crystal Cunanan: Expandable annuloplasty ring. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy L Cumberbatch, Debra D Condino, April 17, 2001: US06217610 (210 worldwide citation)

An expandable annuloplasty ring which may either expand spontaneously, in situ, as the patient grows or be expanded by surgical intervention by balloon dilatation. The distensible annuloplasty ring of the invention may be usable in pediatric patients whose growth, subsequent to surgical implantation ...


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Alain Carpentier, Hung L Lam, Than Nguyen: Multi-segmented annuloplasty ring prosthesis. Baxter International, Michael C Schiffer, April 17, 1990: US04917698 (171 worldwide citation)

A ring prosthesis which provides different flexibilities at various points about the circumference of an associated heart valve. Specifically, the annuloplasty ring prosthesis of the invention includes a segmented body formed by two or more segments. The individual segments form a body which is subs ...


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Alain Carpentier, Ernest Lane: Prosthetic heart valve assembly. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Gordon L Peterson, December 13, 1988: US04790843 (145 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve assembly which includes an artificial annulus, a prosthetic valve and a retaining ring for releasably retaining the prosthetic valve on the artificial annulus. By removing the retaining ring, the valve can be replaced with another valve. The artificial annulus includes a sut ...