Patents Examined by Suzette J. Gherbi
  • Patent number: 11510780
    Abstract: A method of delivering a prosthetic mitral valve includes delivering a distal anchor from a delivery sheath such that the distal anchor self-expands inside a first heart chamber on a first side of the mitral valve annulus, pulling proximally on the distal anchor such that the distal anchor self-aligns within the mitral valve annulus and the distal anchor rests against tissue of the ventricular heart chamber, and delivering a proximal anchor from the delivery sheath to a second heart chamber on a second side of the mitral valve annulus such that the proximal anchor self-expands and moves towards the distal anchor to rest against tissue of the second heart chamber. The self-expansion of the proximal anchor captures tissue of the mitral valve annulus therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Cephea Valve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan F. Granada, Gary Erzberger, Michael P. Corcoran, Dan Wallace, Matteo Montorfano, Alaide Chieffo
  • Patent number: 11510771
    Abstract: An implantable artificial bronchus including a body having a proximal upper opening and a distal lower opening. The distal lower opening being in fluid communication with the proximal upper opening, and the body at least partially tapering along a length toward the distal lower opening. The body having a plurality of side openings configured to allow air to enter into and exit the implantable artificial bronchus through the body. A length of the body is greater than 4 times the size of a largest diameter of the body, and the diameter of the proximal upper opening is larger than a diameter of the distal lower opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Pulmair Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcelo G. Lima, Murilo Pundek Rocha, Randall L Brase
  • Patent number: 11504221
    Abstract: A tissue lumen stent is provided with a body having an elongated tubular configuration and a foreshortened configuration. In the foreshortened configuration, downstream and upstream ends of the body expand radially into downstream and upstream flange structures, leaving a generally cylindrical saddle region therebetween. In some embodiments, the flange structures are non-symmetrical with respect to one another. Systems and methods of using the stents are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth F. Binmoeller, Sieu T. Duong, Hanh Duong, Thao Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11504235
    Abstract: The invention discloses an auxiliary balloon structure for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), which comprises a balloon head and a balloon body. When unexpanded, the balloon body has two conical ends and a cylindrical middle part. The conical ends are defined as a front and a rear conical part. The cylindrical middle part is provided with a mastoid structure. The front and rear conical parts are made of a semi-compliant material, while the cylindrical middle part is made of a non-compliant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Qingrong Liu
  • Patent number: 11503869
    Abstract: The present invention provides an artificial hair and a method for producing same. The method for producing an artificial hair according to the present invention comprises: a step of mixing polyamide 6 powder and a master batch at a predetermined weight ratio; a step of drawing an artificial hair from the mixture; a step of forming a loop part by knotting a distal end of the drawn artificial hair; a step of cutting the distal end of the artificial hair, leaving just 1-1.5 mm from the knotted part of the loop part; a step of trimming the artificial hair to a predetermined length after the cutting; and a step of bundling a plurality of the trimmed artificial hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Sin Young Lim
  • Patent number: 11497503
    Abstract: A flow reducing implant for reducing blood flow in a blood vessel having a cross sectional dimension, the flow reducing implant comprising a hollow element adapted for placement in the blood vessel defining a flow passage therethrough, said flow passage comprising at least two sections, one with a larger diameter and one with a smaller diameter, wherein said smaller diameter is smaller than a cross section of the blood vessel. A plurality of tabs anchor, generally parallel to the blood vessel wall, are provided in some embodiments of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Neovasc Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shmuel Ben-Muvhar, Ilan Shalev, Jonathan Tsehori, Nissim Darvish
  • Patent number: 11497598
    Abstract: A breast implant is provided which includes a filling, or core having a lower overall density relative to silicone gel-filled or saline-filled implant. The core may be a composite including flexible bodies, for example, air-containing or gas-containing bodies, and a gel medium between or around the bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: David Schuessler
  • Patent number: 11491002
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide an implantable Flow Streamliner for passively regulating blood streams in a TCPC subject. The implantable Flow Streamliner is configured to split a blood stream from an Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) and a blood stream from a Superior Vena Cava (SVC), without a direct collision between the blood streams. Further, the implantable Flow Streamliner is configured to distribute the blood stream from the IVC containing hepatic nutrients in proportion to a Left Pulmonary Artery (LPA) and a Right Pulmonary Artery (RPA). Further, the implantable Flow Streamliner is configured to distribute the blood stream from the SVC in equal proportion to the LPA and the RPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
    Inventors: Shailendra Deendayal Sharma, Sanjeev Dasrao Muskawad
  • Patent number: 11491005
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various embodiments of adjustable implants, particularly permanent breast implants, intended for implantation into a subject, particularly a human subject. In some embodiments, the adjustable implant comprises a shell including a resilient shell membrane, a first reservoir containing a fluid, e.g., a saline, a second reservoir including a resilient second-reservoir membrane, and a pump. The pump may include a first pump actuator, a first pump inlet, and a first pump outlet. The first reservoir and second reservoir may be disposed within the shell and be in fluid communication via the pump. Fluid may be transferred between the two reservoirs to change the profile of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Feinberg, Michael Hoffman
  • Patent number: 11484404
    Abstract: This invention relates to the design and function of a compressible valve replacement prosthesis, collared or uncollared, which can be deployed into a beating heart without extracorporeal circulation using a transcatheter delivery system. The design as discussed focuses on the deployment of a device via a minimally invasive fashion and by way of example considers a minimally invasive surgical procedure preferably utilizing the intercostal or subxyphoid space for valve introduction. In order to accomplish this, the valve is formed in such a manner that it can be compressed to fit within a delivery system and secondarily ejected from the delivery system into the annulus of a target valve such as a mitral valve or tricuspid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Vidlund, Kemal Schankereli, Lucian Lozonschi, Georg Lutter
  • Patent number: 11484398
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to a method for locating an expandable implant for treating BPH within the prostatic urethra of a patient. The delivery device comprises an inner tube and an outer sleeve moveable relative to the inner tube between a stored position and a deployed position. The outer sleeve surrounds the inner tube to define an annulus therebetween and the expandable implant is retained within the annulus when the outer sleeve is in the stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ProVerum Limited
    Inventors: Riona Ni Ghriallais, Conor Harkin
  • Patent number: 11471258
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a three-dimensional, degradable medical implant for regeneration of soft tissue comprising a plurality of volume-building components and a mesh component which is substantially made of monofilament or multifilament fibers, wherein each volume-building component is attached to at least one point on a surface of the mesh component, and wherein the projected surface area of each volume-building component, when projected on the surface of the mesh component, corresponds to a maximum of one tenth of the surface area of the mesh component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Torbjörn Mathisen, Anna Wistrand
  • Patent number: 11464626
    Abstract: To achieve the object of making available an insertion aid for a voice prosthesis, which insertion aid can be used universally and permits a secure hold on the voice prosthesis, such an insertion aid is proposed comprising a rod-shaped device with a head region arranged at a first end of a rod, said head region comprising a limit stop element for a voice prosthesis and, adjoining this limit stop element, a locking element for a voice prosthesis, wherein a first ring surface is formed between the limit stop element and the locking element, which ring surface is configured extending radially with respect to a longitudinal axis of the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Andreas Fahl Medizintechnik—Vertrieb GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Fahl
  • Patent number: 11458287
    Abstract: Devices are provided with an internal dimension that can be reduced and increased in vivo. In one example, an interatrial shunt for placement at an atrial septum of a patient's heart includes a body. The body includes first and second regions coupled in fluid communication by a neck region. The body includes a shape-memory material. The body defines a passageway through the neck region for blood to flow between a first atrium and a second atrium. The first and second regions are superelastic at body temperature, and the neck region is malleable at body temperature. A flow area of the passageway through the neck region may be adjusted in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Neal Eigler, Nir Nae, Nathan Bukhdruker, James S. Whiting, Lior Rosen, Erez Rozenfeld, Werner Hafelfinger, Tamir Ben-David
  • Patent number: 11452587
    Abstract: A surgical device for assisting in the placement of a prosthetic implant within a surgical pocket of a patient such that placement minimizes tissue stress along and inside the surgical pocket. The surgical device comprises a bag shaped as a conical frustum in which a proximal end of the conical frustum is sealed and a distal end of the conical frustum is open, with an elongated slit extending from the distal end towards the proximal end. An opening formed by the distal opening and the elongated slit is sufficiently large enough to accept the prosthetic implant into the bag. According to one embodiment, an adhesive is affixed along a portion of the elongated slit to seal the elongated slit such that the distal end remains open, thereby allowing for egress of the implant from the bag and placement into the surgical pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Paul Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11452593
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the manufacture of a breast prosthesis, comprising: providing and superimposing inner and outer plastic foils; welding together the plastic foils to form the circumferential welding seam, thereby leaving a gap to form a filling channel connecting the inner space to an outside; filling the inner space with a fluid curable mass, which is a precursor of the filler material, by injecting the fluid curable mass into the inner space through the filling channel; and curing the fluid curable mass inside the inner space to form the filler material; wherein the filling channel is provided with a check valve to prevent fluid curable mass from entering the filling channel after injection. The invention additionally proposes a breast prosthesis made by such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Helmut Wild
  • Patent number: 11452598
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to stents, valved-stents, (e.g., single-stent-valves and double stent/valved-stent systems) and associated methods and systems for their delivery via minimally-invasive surgery. The stent component comprises a first stent section (102) a second stent section (104) a third stent section (106) and a fourth stent section (108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Symetis SA
    Inventors: Jacques Essinger, Serge Delaloye, Jean-Luc Hefti, Stephane Delaloye
  • Patent number: 11452624
    Abstract: The disclosure lies in the field of regenerative medicine and relates to an implant having a matrix material, and a method for manufacturing an implant having matrix material. The disclosure further relates to a crimped implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Xeltis AG
    Inventors: Tom Lavrijsen, Anandkumar Nandakumar, Martijn Antonius Johannes Cox, Franciscus Petrus Thomas Baaijens, Carolina Victoria Catharina Bouten, Anton Bosman, Tristan Mes, Patricia Yvonne Wilhelmina Dankers
  • Patent number: 11452591
    Abstract: An artificial hair implant device is disclosed. The artificial hair implant device according to the present invention has: a body part having a hollow body; a head part in which a head is coupled and fixed to the body, an implant needle is provided to be able to enter and exit the head and has an artificial hair fitted around an end portion thereof that is drawn out from the head, and a return spring is provided between the implant needle and the head and returns the implant needle drawn out from the head back to an original position; and a button part in which a button is movably provided on the body, and a pressing shaft is provided under the button and enters and exits the body, thereby pressing the implant needle, such that the implant needle is drawn out from the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Sin Young Lim
  • Patent number: 11452592
    Abstract: A hair implant suitable for subcutaneous implantation is provided having an anchor comprising an anchor body, and at least one collagen receiving structure selected from the group consisting of at least one tunnel disposed through the anchor body and an external surface feature of the anchor body. The anchor further comprises at least one hair strand projecting from a distal end of the anchor body, wherein the at least one collagen receiving structure is configured to support collagen ligature growth after subcutaneous implantation of the hair implant so as to anchor the anchor to a hair implant recipient, and the collagen receiving structure is free of hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Loria Products LLC
    Inventor: Victor Loria