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Delos M Cosgrove, Richard Rhee, Diana Nguyen: Bioprosthetic heart valve implantation device. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy L Cumberbatch, Robert D Buyan, March 6, 2001: US06197053 (151 worldwide citation)

In general, the present invention comprises an holding apparatus for facilitating implantation of a prosthetic heart valve within a mammalian heart. The holding apparatus generally comprises a cage or enclosure having a heart valve prosthesis retention space defined therewith. The proximal end of th ...


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Delos M Cosgrove, Norma L Lowe, Keith Myers, Richard Rhee: Methods and apparatus for retracting tissue. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Eric K Satermo, James W Inskeep, Guy L Cumberbatch, December 19, 2000: US06162172 (147 worldwide citation)

Surgical apparatus and associated methods of use are provided for retracting tissue around an incision. The apparatus includes a member having an inner peripheral surface and an outer peripheral surface. An adjustable aperture is definable within the inner peripheral surface as the member is adjuste ...


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Delos M Cosgrove, Richard Rhee, Diana Nguyen: Bioprosthetic heart valve implantation device. Baxter International, Robert D Buyan, Guy L Cumberbatch, September 1, 1998: US05800531 (135 worldwide citation)

In general, the present invention comprises an holding apparatus for facilitating implantation of a prosthetic heart valve within a mammalian heart. The holding apparatus generally comprises a cage or enclosure having a heart valve prosthesis retention space defined therewith. The proximal end of th ...


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Can B Hu, Minh T Ma, Than Nguyen, Richard Rhee, Keith Myers: Microvessel cell isolation apparatus. Baxter International, Poms Smith Lande Rose Raymond Sun, April 25, 1995: US05409833 (87 worldwide citation)

A processing vessel for isolating microvessel endothelial cells from liposuctioned fat tissues includes a fat-receiving basket defined by polyester screen material. Fat tissue removed from a patient by liposuction is received into the basket and is rinsed and digested with an enzymatic solution. The ...


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Richard Rhee, John McIntyre, Seik Oh: Endoluminal grafts having continuously curvilinear wireforms. Baxter International, Peter Jon Gluck Esq, Guy Cumberbatch Esq, Baxter Hlthcare, June 6, 2000: US06071307 (82 worldwide citation)

An endoluminal grafts is provided which is constructed to be radially collapsed and/or radially compressed to a small diameter. The graft has wireforms which generally comprise a wire deformed into generally annular configuration and consisting of a plurality of curvilinear wave forms. The wave form ...


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Richard Rhee: Methods and apparatus for measuring valve annuluses during heart valve-replacement surgery. Edwards Lifesciences, Debra D Condino, John Christopher James, Guy L Cumberbatch, February 26, 2002: US06350281 (60 worldwide citation)

A sizer measures a valve annulus to determine a size of an artificial heart valve to be sewn in the valve annulus during heart-valve replacement surgery. The sizer includes a support member and a resilient member. The support member has a size corresponding to the size of one of a plurality of artif ...


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Keith Myers, Ross Bartholomew, Robert J Todd, Carl Swindle, Charles Weyrauch, Richard Rhee, Jane Li, Jerry Jackman, Victor Packham: Method of surgery including adjusting the shape of an implement handle. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Guy L Cumberbatch, May 15, 2001: US06231601 (42 worldwide citation)

A method of surgery including bending a multi-purpose surgical implement handle that has proximal and distal ends. A gripping section is located toward the proximal end, and an attachment section is located toward the distal end. An adjusting section is interposed between the gripping section and th ...


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Can B Hu, Minh T Ma, Than Nguyen, Richard Rhee, Keith Myers: Method and apparatus for sodding microvessel cells onto a synthetic vascular graft. Baxter International, Raymond Sun, September 8, 1998: US05804366 (36 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sodding onto the inner lumenal surface of a synthetic graft of harvested and concentrated microvessel endothelial cells from liposuctioned fat tissues, which harvested cells are formed into a "pellet" of isolated endothelial cells in loose aggregations, includes a sodding tube havin ...


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Hung Lam, Lisa Deseran, Richard Rhee: Sizing obturator for prosthetic aortic valves. Baxter International, Guy L Cumberbach, Robert D Buyan, September 29, 1998: US05814096 (29 worldwide citation)

An aortic valve sizing obturator apparatus for employment in determining the correct size of an aortic annulus. The apparatus includes a cylindrical obturator body with a flange member formed thereabout. At least the under surface of the flange member is of a non-planar, multi-curvate configuration ...


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Shahram Moaddeb, Samuel M Shaolian, Emanuel Shaoulian, Richard Rhee, Steven C Anderson: Shape memory devices and methods for reshaping heart anatomy. MiCardia Corporation, Aaron D Barker, Stoel Rives, October 23, 2007: US07285087 (26 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and devices are provided for treating heart failure patients suffering from various levels of heart dilation. Such heart dilation is treated by reshaping the heart anatomy with the use of shape memory elements. Such reshaping changes the geometry of portions of the heart, particular ...