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Guy P Vanney, Michael J Girard, William R Kramlinger, Jonas A Runquist, Kimberly A Anderson, Scott D Moore, Bob Allan, James E Graf: Rotatable cuff assembly for a heart valve prosthesis. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Westman Champlin & Kelly P A Finucane Esq, March 2, 1999: US05876436 (99 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a sewing cuff assembly for mounting to the body of a heart valve prosthesis. The sewing cuff assembly comprises a resiliently deformed spring for exerting a force directed toward the orifice structure. When a torque is applied to the valve, the force results in a rotation-resi ...


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James L Pokorney, William R Kramlinger: Bi-planar fluid control valve. St Jude Medical, Leydig Voit & Mayer, April 14, 1992: US05104387 (99 worldwide citation)

A fluid control valve has a valve body with a cylindrical bore and a plurality of channels which communicate between the bore and the outside of the valve body. The inner ends of at least two of the channels lie in a first plane, and the inner end of at least one of the channels lie in a second plan ...


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Avrom M Brendzel, William R Kramlinger, Michael J Girard, Jonas A Runquist: Heart valve prosthesis with rotatable cuff. St Jude Medical, Hallie A Finucane Esq, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, March 19, 2002: US06358278 (37 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic heart valve includes an orifice ring adapted to carry blood therethrough. An annular recess is formed in an outer surface of the orifice ring and has first and second axially spaced walls. A sewing cuff is adapted to be coupled to a native tissue annulus of a heart and includes an inner ...


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Guy P Vanney, Michael Girard, William R Kramlinger: Rotatable sewing cuff for heart valve prosthesis. St Jude Medical, SUN ZHENG, October 8, 1997: CN95195784

The invention provides a sewing cuff assembly for mounting to the body of a heart valve prosthesis. The sewing cuff assembly comprises a resiliently deformed spring for exerting a force directed toward the orifice structure. When a torque is applied to the valve, the force results in a rotation-resi ...