USD471981S1 - Heart valve stiffening ring - Google Patents

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USD471981S1
USD471981S1 US29/076,617 US7661797F USD471981S US D471981 S1 USD471981 S1 US D471981S1 US 7661797 F US7661797 F US 7661797F US D471981 S USD471981 S US D471981S
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, e.g. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F2/00Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
    • A61F2/02Prostheses implantable into the body
    • A61F2/24Heart valves ; Vascular valves, e.g. venous valves; Heart implants, e.g. passive devices for improving the function of the native valve or the heart muscle; Transmyocardial revascularisation [TMR] devices
    • A61F2/2409Support rings therefor, e.g. for connecting valves to tissue

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FIG. 1 is a top perspective view of a heart valve stiffening ring showing my new design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the heart valve stiffening ring of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view of the heart valve stiffening ring of FIG. 1;

FIG. 4 is a side elevational view of the heart valve stiffening ring of FIG. 1; and,

FIG. 5 is an elevational view of the heart valve stiffening ring showing an opposite side from that illustrated in FIG. 4.

The broken line showing of the heart valve annular channel shaped body in FIG. 1 is for illustrative purposes only and forms no part of the claimed design.

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  1. The ornamental design for a heart valve stiffening ring, as shown and described.
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US09/161,268 US6113632A (en) 1997-09-03 1998-09-26 Suture ring for heart valve prosthesis

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US8551162B2 (en) 2002-12-20 2013-10-08 Medtronic, Inc. Biologically implantable prosthesis
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US7556647B2 (en) 2003-10-08 2009-07-07 Arbor Surgical Technologies, Inc. Attachment device and methods of using the same
US7513909B2 (en) 2005-04-08 2009-04-07 Arbor Surgical Technologies, Inc. Two-piece prosthetic valves with snap-in connection and methods for use
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US7586156B2 (en) * 2006-07-26 2009-09-08 Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation Wide bandgap device in parallel with a device that has a lower avalanche breakdown voltage and a higher forward voltage drop than the wide bandgap device
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