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Inventor:
Love; Jack W.
Address:
Santa Barbara, CA
No. of patents:
24
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7208000 Surgical cutting device April 24, 2007
The present invention provides a single-use surgical cutting device for cutting a planar piece of tissue into a predetermined shape. The cutting device comprises a housing having one or more side walls, a top, a base, and a hollow interior portion. A blade retaining member is disposed
6833924 Device and method for testing tissue December 21, 2004
An intraoperative tissue assessment device and method based on optical and mechanical techniques that allows a surgeon to assess certain mechanical properties of tissue samples. The device includes a cavity for housing and securing at least a portion of the tissue sample in communication
6678962 Device and method for assessing the geometry of a heart valve January 20, 2004
A sizer for assessing the geometry of a heart valve annulus. The sizer preferably includes a circular sizing portion for measuring the diameter of the valve annulus. The sizing portion has radial spokes. The spokes are used to compare the symmetry of the commissures to the expected symme
6598307 Device and method for assessing the geometry of a heart valve July 29, 2003
A sizer for assessing the geometry of a heart valve annulus including a handle portion for holding the sizer and a sizing portion. The sizing portion is preferably in the shape of an arch having an apex and two legs, each of which has a base adjoining the handle portion. The legs of the
6425902 Surgical instrument for heart valve reconstruction July 30, 2002
A surgical instrument for holding a piece of tissue in a configuration of an open circulatory system valve to facilitate surgical attachment of the tissue to the patient's valve annulus. The instrument includes an inner member having a handle portion at one end and an inner tissue holdin
6328763 Optimized geometry of a tissue pattern for semilunar heart valve reconstruction December 11, 2001
A new and unique, optimized, two-dimensional heart valve tissue pattern, valve, and a method of reconstructing a three-dimensional semilunar heart valve, or portion thereof. In one preferred embodiment, the two-dimensional valve tissue pattern, and method of the present invention, co
6129758 Products and methods for circulatory system valve repair October 10, 2000
A standardized and reproducible method and instruments related thereto for repair of atrio-ventricular, aortic and pulmonary valves is provided.
5755782 Stents for autologous tissue heart valve May 26, 1998
An improved set of stents for autologous tissue heart valves is provided. The stents are designed with the aid of a computer-aided-design (CAD) system, and nest within each other to securely clamp a piece of tissue which forms the leaflets of the heart valve. The geometrical features of
5716399 Methods of heart valve repair February 10, 1998
A method for repairing a heart valve comprising steps of sizing an annulus of a heart; harvesting tissue; cutting a trefoil pattern matched to the size of the annulus from the harvested tissue; forming a valve having at least one leaflet from said trefoil pattern, where the valve has a b
5662705 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve September 2, 1997
A method of manufacturing and testing a tissue heart valve during open heart surgery is disclosed. A piece of autologous tissue from the body of the patient is precisely cut according to the size of the open annulus remaining after excision of the patient's heart valve, with a plurality
5651767 Replaceable catheter system for physiological sensors, stimulating electrodes and/or implantable July 29, 1997
A replaceable catheter system provides a way to replace an implantable sensor, electrode system, and/or fluid delivery/receiving system. The replaceable catheter system includes an implantable shunt, such as an arteriovenous shunt, attached to an implantable introducer. The introducer
5584878 Test device for and method of testing rapid tissue heart valve December 17, 1996
A concentric mating stent tissue heart valve which is capable of being assembled with a variety of tissue sources is provided. A tester for rapidly testing a tissue heart valve is provided comprising a substantially transparent viewing chamber having a plurality of size-specific moun
5571174 Method of assembling a tissue heart valve November 5, 1996
A method for assembling a concentric mating stent tissue heart valve which is capable of being assembled with a variety of tissue sources is provided. A plurality of prefabricated kits are also provided which enable the valve to be assembled with autogenous tissue in the limited time,
5531785 Prosthetic heart valve holder July 2, 1996
The present invention provides a prosthetic heart valve holder specifically configured to hold a prosthetic heart valve comprised of a stent. The heart valve holder assembly has three main components: a handle, a valve capture loop assembly and a valve retainer. The prosthetic heart valv
5531784 Test device for and method of testing rapid assembly tissue heart valve July 2, 1996
A tissue heart valve test device which is capable of testing the valves in a rapid manner before implantation to ensure that there are no unacceptable leaks or flaws. The test device enables the valve to be tested in the operating room during the open heart procedure. The test device
5509930 Stentless heart valve April 23, 1996
A stentless heart valve assembled from autologous tissue is provided. The tissue is cut into a rectangular shape, folded, and stapled at several locations to form the cusps of the valve. The outer walls of the valve are pinched at the midpoint of each cusp to prevent the cusps from adher
5489298 Rapid assembly concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue exp February 6, 1996
A concentric mating stent tissue heart valve which is capable of being assembled with a variety of tissue sources is provided. The valve comprises at least one piece of tissue clamped between an inner and an outer stent. The outer stent is configured with a plurality of spaced posts
5489296 Heart valve measurement tool February 6, 1996
The present invention provides a heart valve measurement tool in the form of an obturator. The obturator is specifically configured to measure the size of the annulus of the heart to be fitted with a prosthetic heart valve. A plurality of obturators of varying sizes are utilized to d
5423887 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue al June 13, 1995
A concentric mating stent tissue heart valve which is capable of being assembled with a variety of tissue sources is provided. A plurality of prefabricated kits are also provided which enable the valve to be assembled with autogenous tissue in the limited time, i.e., 10 minutes or le
5326371 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue al July 5, 1994
A concentric mating stent tissue heart valve which is capable of being assembled with a variety of tissue sources is provided. A plurality of prefabricated kits are also provided which enable the valve to be assembled with autogenous tissue in the limited time, i.e., 10 minutes or le
5326370 Prefabricated sterile and disposable kits for the rapid assembly of a tissue heart valve July 5, 1994
This invention relates generally to a rapid assembly, concentric and flexible mating stent, tissue heart valve which can be assembled from prefabricated, sterile and disposable kits by a non-surgeon in the limited time available in an operating room. The kits provide the necessary tools
5297564 Catheter technique for creation of an aortico-pulmonary shunt March 29, 1994
A method of creating an aortico-pulmonary shunt with a catheter is provided.
5163955 Rapid assembly, concentric mating stent, tissue heart valve with enhanced clamping and tissue al November 17, 1992
A concentric mating stent tissue heart valve which is capable of being assembled with a variety of tissue sources is provided. A plurality of prefabricated kits are also provided which enable the valve to be assembled with autogenous tissue in the limited time, i.e., 10 minutes or le
4470157 Tricuspid prosthetic tissue heart valve September 11, 1984
A method and apparatus for providing a tricuspid heart valve that can be assembled with autogenous or foreign tissue using a prefabricated kit comprised of two stents that mate together and a sewing ring, one stent inside or below the other, with the tissue clamped between the stents. Th










 
 
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