Patents by Inventor Christine T. Nguyen

Christine T. Nguyen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20040117009
    Abstract: An improved prosthetic mitral valve is provided having advantageous hemodynamic performance, nonthrombogenicity, and durability. The valve includes a valve body having an inflow annulus and an outflow annulus. Commissural attachment locations are disposed adjacent the outflow annulus. An anterior leaflet and a posterior leaflet of the valve are shaped differently from one another. The inflow annulus preferably is scalloped so as to have a saddle-shaped periphery having a pair of relatively high portions separated by a pair of relatively low portions. The anterior high portion preferably is vertically higher than the posterior high portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Inventors: Douglas S. Cali, Keith E. Myers, Brian Biancucci, Jason Artof, Christine T. Nguyen, Rodolfo C. Quijano