Patents Examined by Suzette J. Gherbi
  • Patent number: 11911141
    Abstract: Tubes (e.g., catheters, endotracheal or chest tubes and bypass grafts) are provided, comprising a catheter and a plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Canary Medical Switzerland AG
    Inventor: William L. Hunter
  • Patent number: 11911265
    Abstract: A system that can be used for suturing implants includes a first automated fixture that can comprise an articulation arm and a target device holder and a second automated fixture configured to operate as a sewing machine to sew material onto the implant. The second automated fixture uses a curved needle to form a stitch without having to release the needle in the process. The second automated fixture can also include a stitch looper that moves in coordination with the curved needle to perform a single-suture or single-thread stitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chacphet Limsakoune, Nina Robson, Jeanette Jasmine Corona, Michael R. White, Juan Cuevas, David Estelle, Michael Mashni, Oscar Rosales, Mitchell Salgado, Kenny Yin
  • Patent number: 11903823
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart valves, which are collapsible to a relatively small circumferential size for less invasive delivery into a patient and which then re-expand to operating size at an implant site in the patient, include a collapsible/expandable stent-like supporting structure and various components of flexible, sheet-like material that are attached to the supporting structure. For example, these sheet-like other components may include prosthetic valve leaflets, layers of buffering material, cuff material, etc. Improved structures and techniques are provided for securing such other components to the stent-like supporting structure of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Nicholas Braido, Andrea L. McCarthy, Rubem L. Figueiredo, Julia A. Schraut
  • Patent number: 11896739
    Abstract: Biodegradable antimicrobial films are provided that are solid at room temperature and substantially liquefy in situ after implantation into a mammal, such as a human patient. Methods of using the films to cover a medical device, such as a breast implant, prior to insertion into a subject are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Joel Rosenblatt, Issam Raad, Andrew P. Dennis
  • Patent number: 11896477
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to Myointegration, the improvement of breast implant apparatus, system and methods for a design that extends the breast implant centrifugally, or in which a separate device is utilized in combination with a breast implant, that has one or more straps originating from the breast implant extension or from the separate device. The one or more straps are looped through the pectoralis major muscle then back into the implant extension or the separate device repeatedly. The straps are eventually attached in some manner to themselves, to the implant extension, or to the separate device. Since the pectoralis major muscle contains neuromuscular spindles that sense length, velocity and acceleration, when the user changes position from supine to vertical, the gravitational force generated by the mass of the breast implant pulls on the strap or straps, which pulls the muscle and stimulates the neuromuscular spindles, thereby generating lift of the implanted breast insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: INNOVELLUM, LLC
    Inventor: Gary Horndeski
  • Patent number: 11890179
    Abstract: The invention provides new devices for implantation in a patient having irregular textured surfaces, which devices show significantly improved cellular response compared to conventional smooth and textured implants, indicating that significantly improved biocompatibility would be achieved in vivo. Methods for making such new devices and surface textures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Ardeshir Bayat, Ernie Hill, Daniel Kyle, Antonios Oikonomou
  • Patent number: 11883069
    Abstract: A medical device may include a shaft extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft may include a lumen therein. The medical device may include a handle coupled to the proximal end of the shaft and may include a mode selector. The mode selector may be adapted to transition between a first mode and a second mode of the medical device. The medical device may further include a compressed fluid source. In the first mode, the compressed fluid source may be fluidly coupled with the shaft so as to impart a negative pressure in at least a portion of the lumen. In the second mode, the compressed fluid source may be fluidly coupled with the shaft so as to impart a positive pressure in the at least a portion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Juan José Chacón Quirós, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Roberto De Mezerville, John Hancock, Nathalia Araujo, Matthew Solar, Nicholas Lewin
  • Patent number: 11883275
    Abstract: Tissue engineering devices and methods employing scaffolds made of absorbable material for use in the human body for tissue genesis and regenerative and cellular medicine including breast reconstruction and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and supplementing organ function in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventor: Robert D. Rehnke
  • Patent number: 11883276
    Abstract: Tissue engineering devices and methods employing scaffolds made of absorbable material for use in the human body for tissue genesis and regenerative and cellular medicine including breast reconstruction and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and supplementing organ function in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventor: Robert D. Rehnke
  • Patent number: 11877942
    Abstract: An endoprosthesis constraining sleeve includes a single sheet of material forming at least two folds, and a common bond line constraining the single sheet of material to maintain the at least two folds and to form at least two discrete lumens. A first lumen of the at least two lumens is configured to receive a constrained endoprosthesis therein. A second lumen of the at least two lumens is configured to receive a control feature therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl R. Chung, Susan J. Rudes
  • Patent number: 11872123
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cardiac valve prosthesis is disclosed. This method comprises the following steps: a) shaping human or animal body tissue in a shaping process to give the body tissue a shape of a cardiac valve, and b) fixation and stabilization of the body tissue by a cross-linking agent, thereby preserving the shape given to the body tissue by the shaping process and thus obtaining a cardiac valve prosthesis. Furthermore, a method of implanting an autologous or allogenic cardiac valve prosthesis to an individual in need thereof is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: GROWNVALVE GMBH
    Inventor: Boris Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11864995
    Abstract: A heart valve repair system includes a delivery sheath and an implant that includes a frame having a surface configured to contact an upstream surface of a native heart valve. First and second gripping members are coupled to the frame and each (1) includes first and second arms and (2) is configured to clamp a respective native leaflet. The implant is disposed in the sheath in a delivery state in which the frame defines a wall fully surrounding a central longitudinal axis of the implant. The distal end of the wall defines a distal opening of the frame. The distal end of the wall is disposed proximally to the entire first tissue-engaging surface of each of the gripping members and proximally to the entire second tissue-engaging surface of each of the gripping members. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: CARDIOVALVE LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Gil Hacohen
  • Patent number: 11857409
    Abstract: Medical implants comprising biocompatible materials and having surface features that may assist in biocompatibility upon implantation in the body are described. Methods for manufacturing such implants are also described. The manufacturing process may include applying a biocompatible material to a texturized surface of a mold. The implants may include various features to assist their positioning, fixation, and/or identification during and/or after implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Establishment Labs Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan José Chacón Quirós, Roberto De Mezerville, John Hancock, Salvador Dada, Nathalia Araujo, Josue Cascante, Rudy A. Mazzocchi
  • Patent number: 11850152
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical devices for treating heart disease. In particular, the present disclosure relates to medical devices, systems, and methods for delivering artificial chordae tendineae in a patient. A system for delivering a chordae tendineae into a heart may include a delivery catheter. A clamp catheter may be configured to translate through the delivery catheter. A spreader may be disposed on the clamp catheter. A first clamp may be at least partially contained in the spreader in a closed configuration and may be attached to the chordae tendineae. An anchor catheter may be configured to translate through the delivery catheter and may have an anchor attached to the chordae tendineae. A sheath may be extended over the anchor catheter and anchor and may be configured to restrain an arm of the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Shuey, Joel T. Eggert, James P. Rohl, Aaron Abbott, Christopher J. Koudela, Brian Kennedy, Joseph Walker, Douglas Pennington
  • Patent number: 11850153
    Abstract: A valve repair devices and systems for repairing a native valve of a patient include a spacer, a pair of paddles, and a pair of moveable clasp arms. The pair of moveable clasp arms are disposed between the pair of paddles and the spacer. The moveable clasp arms are configured to attach to leaflets of a heart valve. The spacer, the pair of paddles, and the moveable clasp arms are configured such that, when attached to the leaflets, the moveable clasp arms are located between the spacer and first portions of the leaflet, while second portions of the leaflet engage the spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11844684
    Abstract: Tissue engineering devices and methods employing scaffolds made of absorbable material for use in the human body for tissue genesis and regenerative and cellular medicine including breast reconstruction and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and supplementing organ function in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventor: Robert D. Rehnke
  • Patent number: 11844683
    Abstract: Tissue engineering devices and methods employing scaffolds made of absorbable material for use in the human body for tissue genesis and regenerative and cellular medicine including breast reconstruction and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and supplementing organ function in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventor: Robert D. Rehnke
  • Patent number: 11844682
    Abstract: Tissue engineering devices and methods employing scaffolds made of absorbable material for use in the human body for tissue genesis and regenerative and cellular medicine including breast reconstruction and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and supplementing organ function in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventor: Robert D. Rehnke
  • Patent number: 11844685
    Abstract: Tissue engineering devices and methods employing scaffolds made of absorbable material for use in the human body for tissue genesis and regenerative and cellular medicine including breast reconstruction and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and supplementing organ function in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventor: Robert D. Rehnke
  • Patent number: 11844686
    Abstract: Tissue engineering devices and methods employing scaffolds made of absorbable material for use in the human body for tissue genesis and regenerative and cellular medicine including breast reconstruction and cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and supplementing organ function in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventor: Robert D. Rehnke