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Alain F Carpentier, Ernest Lane: Supported bioprosthetic heart valve with compliant orifice ring. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Tilton Fallon Lungmus & Chestnut, August 15, 1978: US04106129 (568 worldwide citation)

A supported bioprosthetic heart valve in which the supporting stent is capable of annular deformation and also of limited perimetric expansion and contraction during heart operation. The stent includes a wire frame composed of a single flexible wire preformed to define inverted U-shaped commissure s ...


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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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Ernest Lane: Bioprosthetic heart valve with elastic commissures. Carbomedics, John R Merkling, August 6, 1991: US05037434 (438 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthetic heart valve comprising first and second mechanisms for supporting leaflets to provide multiple effective spring constants. An inner frame supporting commissures of the valve is elastic, permitting the commissures to bend in toward the center of the prosthetic heart valve at very low ...


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Ernest Lane: Bioprosthetic heart valve. Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, April 16, 2002: US06371983 (340 worldwide citation)

A trileaflet biological prosthetic heart valve comprising a thin, rigid annular outer frame which supports three elastic, laminated spring inner frames which in turn provide consistent geometric form and structure for attachment of tissue leaflets.


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Ernest Lane: Method of leaflet attachment for prosthetic heart valves. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Gordon L Peterson, February 26, 1985: US04501030 (335 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve including a frame having a plurality of commissure supports, a plurality of resilient supports, and a plurality of valve leaflets. The valve leaflets are attached to the resilient supports, and the resilient supports lie radially outwardly of the commissure supports, respect ...


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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, 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 ...


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Alain Carpentier, Ernest Lane: Supra-annular aortic valve. American Hospital Supply Corporation, Gordon L Peterson, June 5, 1984: US04451936 (139 worldwide citation)

An aortic prosthetic valve for supra-annular implantation comprising a valve body of generally annular configuration and a valve element movably mounted on the valve body for opening and closing the valve. The valve body terminates in a generally annular base surface, and a scalloped suture ring cir ...


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Ernest Lane, Hung L Lam: Prosthetic heart valve. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Gordon L Peterson, February 16, 1988: US04725274 (137 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve comprising a frame which includes outer and inner bands and a plurality of wire-like members interlocked with the bands and forming the tip portions of commissure supports. The bands are covered with outer and inner jackets, and valve leaflets are attached to the frame and e ...


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Ernest Lane: Bioprosthetic heart valve with semi-permeable commissure posts and deformable leaflets. Carbomedics, John R Merkling, September 15, 1992: US05147391 (135 worldwide citation)

A bioprosthetic heart valve comprising leaflets with free edges which do not impinge on adjacent leaflets when the leaflets are closed before being implanted and subject to body fluids and cardiac pressure cycles. Commissures supporting the leaflets have semi-permeable membranes which reduce the pre ...