Patents Assigned to Autogenics, Inc.
  • Patent number: 5588967
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel tissue cutting device for autologous tissue heart valves which accurately cuts the tissue to a predetermined configuration in a minimal amount of time. The disposable tissue cutting die of the present invention is comprised of a cover, a base member, a continuous blade enclosing a desired spatial configuration and an actuator for forcing said tissue against the entire perimeter of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Assignee: Autogenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven K. Lemp, Philip J. Hudak, Charles S. Love
  • Patent number: 5531785
    Abstract: 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 valve is secured to the valve retainer by a loop of suture as the surgeon sutures or attaches the valve to the annulus of the heart. Thus, the valve holder assembly facilitates attachment of the prosthetic valve to the annulus so that the procedure may be performed in a time and labor efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: Autogenics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack W. Love, Charles S. Love, Philip J. Hudak, Robert W. Suggitt