Patents by Inventor Brandon Walsh

Brandon Walsh 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: 20060173537
    Abstract: Expandable heart valves for minimally invasive valve replacement surgeries are disclosed. The valves are rolled into a first, contracted configuration for minimally invasive delivery and then unrolled or unfurled at the implantation site. One- and two-piece stents may be used in conjunction with a plurality of flexible leaflet-forming membranes. The one-piece stents may include an annulus anchoring section, a sinus section with the membranes attached over sinus apertures, and a rigid outflow section. The two-piece stent may include a primary stent to provide a tubular base at the annulus, and a secondary stent having the membranes that couples within the primary stent. Lockout tabs to secure the stents in their expanded shapes are provided. Also, alignment structure may be provided to ensure concentric unfurling. Anchoring barbs at the stent edges or in the stent body secure the valve within the annulus. Methods of implantation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2003
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Jibin Yang, Matthew Pease, Brandon Walsh
  • Publication number: 20050203614
    Abstract: Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: David Forster, Scott Heneveld, Brandon Walsh, Richard Ginn
  • Publication number: 20050203615
    Abstract: Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: David Forster, Scott Heneveld, Brandon Walsh, Richard Ginn
  • Publication number: 20050203617
    Abstract: Prosthetic valves and their component parts are described, as are prosthetic valve delivery devices and methods for their use. The prosthetic valves are particularly adapted for use in percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedures. The delivery devices are particularly adapted for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: David Forster, Scott Heneveld, Brandon Walsh, Richard Ginn
  • Publication number: 20050119731
    Abstract: Systems for delivering a bifurcated stent to a bifurcation site comprise catheters and/or bifurcated stents delivered therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2005
    Publication date: June 2, 2005
    Inventors: Gregory Brucker, Enrique Malaret, Todd Hall, David Byrd, Gerald Hubbs, Gregory Furnish, Josh Barber, Indaka Gunasekara, Benjamin Morris, Valerie Futral, Sava Chernomordik, William MersKelly, William Reuss, Simon Furnish, Michael Wilson, Hacene Bouadi, John Muskivitch, Mathew Pease, David Rahdert, Travis Rowe, Gregory Ruhf, Brandon Walsh, Thomas Banks, Russ Redmonds, Claude Vidal