Patents by Inventor Christoph Damm

Christoph Damm 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: 20160374803
    Abstract: A device for the transvascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stent is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (20) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: JenaValve Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner FIGULLA, Markus FERRARI, Christoph DAMM
  • Publication number: 20160296326
    Abstract: A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has a plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned with respect to a patient's aorta and a plurality of retaining arches to support a heart valve prosthesis. The endoprosthesis includes a first collapsed mode during the process of introducing it into the patient's body and a second expanded mode when it is implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: JenaValve Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker GUYENOT, Thomas PESCHEL, Christoph DAMM, Hans-Reiner FIGULLA, Markus FERRARI, Johannes JUNG
  • Patent number: 9402717
    Abstract: A device for the transvascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stent is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (20) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Christoph Damm
  • Patent number: 9339386
    Abstract: A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has at plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned with respect to a patient's aorta and a plurality of retaining arches to support a heart valve prosthesis. The endoprosthesis includes a first collapsed mode during the process of introducing it into the patient's body and a second expanded mode when it is implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Guyenot, Thomas Peschel, Christoph Damm, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Johannes Jung
  • Patent number: 9296161
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an optical assembly, comprising at least two optical functional surfaces arranged in a fixed positional relationship to one another on a common supporting structure, wherein by means of a processing machine, in various process steps, at least two optical functional surfaces and at least one reference structure having a defined and measurable relative position to the optical functional surfaces are produced. The supporting structure remains rigidly connected to the processing machine until said process steps have been completed, and wherein the optical functional surfaces are then measured relative to the at least one reference structure, and any deviation from a target shape and target position is determined, after which said process steps are repeated at least once with modified actuation of the processing machine. The invention further relates to an optical device comprising an optical assembly produced in this way and to a unit for carrying out such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
    Inventors: Sebastian Scheiding, Stefan Risse, Andreas Gebhardt, Christoph Damm, Thomas Peschel, Ralf Steinkopf
  • Patent number: 9233430
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mounted optical component and also a method for the production of mounted optical components. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of mounted optical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignees: FRAUHNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V., FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAET JENA
    Inventors: Erik Beckert, Christoph Damm, Thomas Burkhardt, Marcel Hornaff
  • Publication number: 20150342731
    Abstract: A device for the tranavascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stent is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (2) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner FIGULLA, Markus FERRARI, Christoph DAMM
  • Patent number: 9044320
    Abstract: A device for the transvascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stent is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (20) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Christoph Damm
  • Publication number: 20150148894
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating handle (10-1, 10-2) for manipulating a catheter tip (80-1, 80-2) of a catheter delivery system. The operating handle (10-1, 10-2) comprises a hand grip (11) designed to be held by a user, and a manipulating part (12) axially aligned with the hand grip (11). The manipulating part (12) is rotatable relatively to the hand grip (11) about a longitudinal axis (L) defined by the operating handle (10-1, 10-2). The operating handle (10-1, 10-2) comprises at least one sliding member (30, 40) operatively linked with the manipulating part (12) by means of a cam mechanism (50) such that, upon rotation of the manipulating part (12) relative to the hand grip (11), the at least one sliding member (30, 40) moves axially in the direction of the longitudinal axis (L).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph Damm, Andreas Kamm, Michael Litzenburger, Thomas Töllner
  • Patent number: 8834561
    Abstract: A device for the transvascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stunt is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (20) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Christoph Damm
  • Publication number: 20140247512
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light weight optical mirror or a monolithic mirror comprising at least one cooling channel, the method comprising forming a mirror body by iteratively depositing a metallic powder in layers and applying, for each of the layers, heat at least in a subarea of this layer, thereby fusing or sintering the powder in this subarea and bonding it to a previously deposited layer, the powder remaining in an unfused state in at least one region, the method further comprising forming at least one cavity within the carrier by removing the unfused powder from said region and producing a mirror surface at a closed surface of the mirror body. The invention further relates to an optical mirror and to an optical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Sebastian Scheiding, Andreas Gebhardt, Christoph Damm, Michael Scheiding, Stefan Risse
  • Publication number: 20140222143
    Abstract: A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has at plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned with respect to a patient's aorta and a plurality of retaining arches to support a heart valve prosthesis. The endoprosthesis includes a first collapsed mode during the process of introducing it into the patient's body and a second expanded mode when it is implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: JenaValve Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Volker GUYENOT, Thomas PESCHEL, Christoph DAMM, Hans-Reiner FIGULLA, Markus FERRARI, Johannes JUNG
  • Publication number: 20140214153
    Abstract: A catheter is disclosed for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves, e.g., including self-expanding anchorage supports, to reduce the risk to the patient during the implantation. Accordingly, a prosthetic heart valve comprising anchorage supports is temporarily housed in a folded form in a cartridge-type unit during the implantation. The cartridge-type unit can be fixed on the proximal end of a guide system, which comprises a flexible region that can be guided through the aorta. Actuating elements run through the interior of the hollow guide system, permitting sections of the cartridge-type unit to be displaced radially about their longitudinal axis and/or laterally in a proximal direction, thus allowing individual sections of the anchorage support and the associated prosthetic heart valve to be sequentially released.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Rüdiger OTTMA, Robert MOSZNER, Hans-Reiner FIGULLA, Markus FERRARI, Christoph DAMM
  • Patent number: 8708508
    Abstract: An adaptive mirror that includes a substrate layer, on the first surface of which a reflecting layer and on the second surface of which at least one actuator is disposed. The substrate layer has a thickness of less than or equal to 1,000 ?m and the mirror having at least one further metallization for thermal compensation, as a result of which a thermal deformation of the mirror is avoided or preadjusted such that the desired curvature is set as a function of the reflected power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Friedrich-Schiller Universitaet Jena
    Inventors: Claudia Bruchmann, Erik Beckert, Thomas Peschel, Christoph Damm, Sylvia Gebhardt
  • Patent number: 8685085
    Abstract: A medical device for treating a heart valve insufficiency, with an endoprosthesis which can be introduced into a patient's body and expanded to secure a heart valve prosthesis in the patient's aorta. In an embodiment, the endoprosthesis has at plurality of positioning arches configured to be positioned with respect to a patient's aorta and a plurality of retaining arches to support a heart valve prosthesis. The endoprosthesis includes a first collapsed mode during the process of introducing it into the patient's body and a second expanded mode when it is implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: JenaValve Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Guyenot, Thomas Peschel, Christoph Damm, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Johannes Jung
  • Patent number: 8679174
    Abstract: A catheter for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves, including self-expanding anchorage supports, which allow a minimally invasive implantation of prosthetic heart valves to reduce the risk to the patient during the implantation. A prosthetic heart valve including anchorage supports is temporarily housed in a folded form in a cartridge-type unit during the implantation. The cartridge-type unit can be fixed on the proximal end of a guide system, which includes a flexible region that can be guided through the aorta. Actuating elements run through the interior of the hollow guide system, permitting sections of the cartridge-type unit to be displaced radially about their longitudinal axis and/or laterally in a proximal direction, thus allowing individual sections of the anchorage support and the associated prosthetic heart valve to be sequentially released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology, GmbH
    Inventors: Rüdiger Ottma, Robert Moszner, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Christoph Damm
  • Publication number: 20140081388
    Abstract: A device for the transvascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stunt is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (20) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: JenaValve Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner FIGULLA, Markus FERRARI, Christoph DAMM
  • Patent number: RE45130
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for fastening and anchoring heart valve prostheses which is essentially formed of wire-shaped interconnected elements. The aim of the invention is to be able to be implant, in a minimally invasive manner, a device of this type via the aorta by compressing the device to make it smaller, and by extending the same at the site of implantation, whereby ensuring a secure retention and a secure sealing with regard to the aorta wall. To this end, the invention provides that for fastening and supporting a cardiac valve prosthesis, three identical pairs of arched elements are interconnected, with a configuration that is offset by 120°, by means of solid body articulations. These solid body articulations carry out the function of pivot bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Carsten Weber, Thomas Peschel, Christoph Damm
  • Patent number: RE45790
    Abstract: A device for the transvascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stent is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (20) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: JENAVALVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Christoph Damm
  • Patent number: RE45962
    Abstract: A device for the transvascular implantation and fixation of prosthetic heart valves having a self-expanding heart valve stent (10) with a prosthetic heart valve (11) at its proximal end is introducible into a patient's main artery. With the objective of optimizing such a device to the extent that the prosthetic heart valve (11) can be implanted into a patient in a minimally-invasive procedure, to ensure optimal positioning accuracy of the prosthesis (11) in the patient's ventricle, the device includes a self-expanding positioning stent (20) introducible into an aortic valve positioned within a patient. The positioning stent is configured separately from the heart valve stent (10) so that the two stents respectively interact in their expanded states such that the heart valve stent (10) is held by the positioning stent (20) in a position in the patient's aorta relative the heart valve predefinable by the positioning stent (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: JenaValve Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Christoph Damm