Patents by Inventor Benjamin Spenser

Benjamin Spenser 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).

  • Patent number: 10456251
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Patent number: 10342928
    Abstract: A syringe cradle for holding a syringe, the syringe cradle comprising a syringe holder at a proximal end for engaging a barrel of a syringe and a rider for pressing on a plunger of the syringe, a cylindrical body for surrounding the syringe, a distal cap for closing a distal end of the cylindrical body, a stepwise advancing mechanism for advancing the rider along the cylindrical body towards the proximal end, and a stopping mechanism to prevent the rider from moving backwards towards the distal end of the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Gonen Somekh, Gershon Goldenberg, Tsahi Vider
  • Publication number: 20190201195
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Publication number: 20190091017
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Patent number: 10226338
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Publication number: 20180344458
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve includes an annular metallic frame and a valve assembly supported within the frame. The annular support frame is constructed with three longitudinal support beams of fixed length and web-like constructions that extend between and connect the support beams. The support beams are spaced apart in a substantially equidistant manner. The web-like constructions allow the annular support frame to be radially collapsible and expandable. Each support beam preferably has a column of pre-formed openings or bores extending along a length of the support beam. The valve assembly includes three valve leaflets, wherein each leaflet has opposing side portions and each side portion is paired with an adjacent side portion of an adjacent leaflet to form a commissure. The three commissures are secured to three respective support beams with stitching that extends through the leaflets and through the pre-formed openings or bores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Patent number: 10130468
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Publication number: 20180280128
    Abstract: Disclosed is a guidewire stop configured to lock a medical device onto a guidewire. The guidewire stop comprises a locking element, an actuator coupled to the locking element and a locking tube, wherein at least a section of the guidewire and at least part of the locking element or actuator pass through the locking tube. Further disclosed is that the locking tube comprises an unlocking element configured to unlock the medical device from the guidewire. The disclosed guidewire stop has at least the following three configurations:—an initial unlocked configuration in which the guidewire stop and the medical device are movable relative to the guidewire;—a first locked configuration in which the guidewire stop and the medical device are not movable relative to the guidewire; and—a first unlocked configuration in which the guidewire stop and the medical device are movable relative to the guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Gardia Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Benjamin SPENSER
  • Patent number: 10052203
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned for deployment in an annulus of a native aortic valve and a distal portion for deployment in an ascending aorta. Some embodiments of the conduit comprise a support construction with a three-cusp, crown-shaped cut line, the support construction sutured to the support frame around a bottom portion thereof and around the cut line. A method for using the prosthetic heart valve to replace a defective native aortic valve uses a minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Publication number: 20180200054
    Abstract: A system for replacing a deficient native aortic valve includes an implantable prosthetic valve having a self-expandable frame and a valve assembly formed with three valve leaflets. The self-expandable frame includes three angularly spaced longitudinal bars of fixed length defining respective slots and a plurality of web-like constructions extending between and connected to the longitudinal bars. The valve assembly includes commissures extending outwardly through the slots where they are supported on the outside of the frame. Each leaflet includes an inlet end portion secured to the inside of the frame with stitching extending through the leaflet and around adjacent frame portions. The system also includes a restriction tube adapted for insertion into a patient's body. The prosthetic valve is capable of being crimped for insertion into the restriction tube and capable of self-expansion upon release from the restriction tube for deployment in the deficient native aortic valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Patent number: 9937039
    Abstract: A system for replacing a deficient native aortic valve includes an implantable prosthetic valve having a self-expandable frame and a valve assembly formed with three valve leaflets. The self-expandable frame includes a plurality of support beams, each support beam having a plurality of preformed bores for allowing the valve assembly to be anchored to the frame at least in part by stitching that extends through the leaflets and through the preformed bores of the support beams. The system also includes a restriction tube adapted for insertion into a patient's body. The prosthetic valve is capable of being crimped for insertion into the restriction tube and capable of self-expansion upon release from the restriction tube for deployment in the deficient native aortic valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Publication number: 20170224481
    Abstract: A system for replacing a deficient native aortic valve includes an implantable prosthetic valve having a self-expandable frame and a valve assembly formed with three valve leaflets. The self-expandable frame includes a plurality of support beams, each support beam having a plurality of preformed bores for allowing the valve assembly to be anchored to the frame at least in part by stitching that extends through the leaflets and through the preformed bores of the support beams. The system also includes a restriction tube adapted for insertion into a patient's body. The prosthetic valve is capable of being crimped for insertion into the restriction tube and capable of self-expansion upon release from the restriction tube for deployment in the deficient native aortic valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Publication number: 20170189183
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned for deployment in an annulus of a native aortic valve and a distal portion for deployment in an ascending aorta. Some embodiments of the conduit comprise a support construction with a three-cusp, crown-shaped cut line, the support construction sutured to the support frame around a bottom portion thereof and around the cut line. A method for using the prosthetic heart valve to replace a defective native aortic valve uses a minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Publication number: 20170119525
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Patent number: 9629717
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve assembly suitable for implantation in body ducts via a catheter. The prosthetic heart valve assembly includes a collapsible and expandable tubular frame having an inlet end and an outlet end. The frame is preferably made from a self-expanding material. Three pericardial leaflets form a tricuspid valve having a top portion, a middle portion, and a bottom portion. Three longitudinal support members are positioned along an internal surface of the frame, desirably proximate to the outlet end. Each support member includes a pair of longitudinal surfaces that extends radially inwardly. End portions of adjacent valve leaflets extend through a gap between the pairs of longitudinal surfaces of each support member. The end portions are sutured to the longitudinal support members. The bottom portion of the tricuspid valve is sutured to the inlet end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Patent number: 9554903
    Abstract: A heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be expandable or a non-expandable type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Patent number: 9339383
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned for deployment in an annulus of a native aortic valve and a distal portion for deployment in an ascending aorta. Some embodiments of the conduit comprise a support construction with a three-cusp, crown-shaped cut line, the support construction sutured to the support frame around a bottom portion thereof and around the cut line. A method for using the prosthetic heart valve to replace a defective native aortic valve uses a minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Patent number: 9326852
    Abstract: A method for implanting a prosthetic valve apparatus in a novel location which replaces the function of a native diseased valve after an Alfieri procedure. The prosthetic valve apparatus includes a one way valve and an expandable valve seating. anchoring and securing apparatus in a newly created orifice near or at the center of the anterior valve leaflet. The prosthetic valve apparatus also causes the sealing of the native valve and thus results in a solution for paravalvular leakage and regurgitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventor: Benjamin Spenser
  • Publication number: 20160038284
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned for deployment in an annulus of a native aortic valve and a distal portion for deployment in an ascending aorta. Some embodiments of the conduit comprise a support construction with a three-cusp, crown-shaped cut line, the support construction sutured to the support frame around a bottom portion thereof and around the cut line. A method for using the prosthetic heart valve to replace a defective native aortic valve uses a minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai
  • Publication number: 20160030168
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of the distal portion. The proximal portion is dimensioned for deployment in an annulus of a native aortic valve and a distal portion for deployment in an ascending aorta. Some embodiments of the conduit comprise a support construction with a three-cusp, crown-shaped cut line, the support construction sutured to the support frame around a bottom portion thereof and around the cut line. A method for using the prosthetic heart valve to replace a defective native aortic valve uses a minimally invasive procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences PVT, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Avraham Zakai