Patents by Inventor Frank Harewood

Frank Harewood 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: 11969343
    Abstract: Methods for rotationally aligning transcatheter heart valve prosthesis within a native heart valve include percutaneously delivering the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis to the native heart valve, wherein the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis includes at least one imaging marker, receiving a cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or a coronary overlap viewing angle image of the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis within the native heart valve, determining, based on the cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or the coronary overlap viewing angle image and the at least one imaging marker, whether the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is in a desired rotational orientation, if the at least one imaging marker in the cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or the coronary overlap viewing angle indicates that the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is not in the desired rotational orientation, rotating the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis until the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is in the desired rot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Harewood, Taylor Winters, Evelyn Birmingham, Sara Saul, Victor Kimball, Eric Pierce, Radhika Bhargav, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Caitlin Dorff
  • Publication number: 20230404754
    Abstract: A modular valve prosthesis includes an inflow stent, a valve component including a valve stent and a prosthetic valve, and an outflow stent. In a radially compressed delivery configuration, an inflow end of the valve stent is separated from an outflow end of the inflow stent and an outflow end of the valve stent is separated from an inflow end of the outflow stent. In a radially expanded deployed configuration, the inflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the outflow end of the inflow stent and the outflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the inflow end of the outflow stent. A delivery system includes a capsule including first, second and third sections and flexible first and second bands between respective sections. The modules of the modular valve prosthesis are aligned with the sections and gaps between the modules are aligned with the bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2023
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Inventors: Rodney Bell, Declan Costello, Niall Duffy, Frank Harewood
  • Publication number: 20230390062
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to a delivery system for a transcatheter valve prosthesis, the delivery system having an integral centering mechanism to circumferentially center both the delivery system and the valve prosthesis within a vessel at the target implantation site. The centering mechanism may include expandable wings that may be selectively aligned with openings formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a coiled wing that may be selectively exposed through an opening formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a plurality of elongated filaments extending through a plurality of lumens of an outermost shaft of the delivery system that may be selectively deployed or expanded, an outer shaft that includes at least one pre-formed deflection segment formed thereon, a tool having a deployable lever arm, and/or a plurality of loops deployable via simultaneous longitudinal and rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Sarah AHLBERG, Marc ANDERSON, Donna BARRETT, Evelyn BIRMINGHAM, Constantin CIOBANU, Kieran CUNNINGHAM, Paul DEVEREUX, Niall DUFFY, John GALLAGHER, Patrick GRIFFIN, Frank HAREWOOD, Gerry MCCAFFREY, DEIRDRE MCGOWAN SMYTH, Bernard MULVIHILL, Herinaina Rabarimanantsoa JAMOUS, Joel RACCHINI, Jeffrey SANDSTROM, Frank WHITE
  • Patent number: 11801136
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to a delivery system for a transcatheter valve prosthesis, the delivery system having an integral centering mechanism to circumferentially center both the delivery system and the valve prosthesis within a vessel at the target implantation site. The centering mechanism may include expandable wings that may be selectively aligned with openings formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a coiled wing that may be selectively exposed through an opening formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a plurality of elongated filaments extending through a plurality of lumens of an outermost shaft of the delivery system that may be selectively deployed or expanded, an outer shaft that includes at least one pre-formed deflection segment formed thereon, a tool having a deployable lever arm, and/or a plurality of loops deployable via simultaneous longitudinal and rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Donna Barrett, Kieran Cunningham, Frank Harewood
  • Patent number: 11786371
    Abstract: A modular valve prosthesis includes an inflow stent, a valve component including a valve stent and a prosthetic valve, and an outflow stent. In a radially compressed delivery configuration, an inflow end of the valve stent is separated from an outflow end of the inflow stent and an outflow end of the valve stent is separated from an inflow end of the outflow stent. In a radially expanded deployed configuration, the inflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the outflow end of the inflow stent and the outflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the inflow end of the outflow stent. A delivery system includes a capsule including first, second and third sections and flexible first and second bands between respective sections. The modules of the modular valve prosthesis are aligned with the sections and gaps between the modules are aligned with the bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Bell, Declan Costello, Niall Duffy, Frank Harewood
  • Publication number: 20230109958
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for crimping a medical device are disclosed. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for reducing the diameter of a collapsible heart valve prosthesis to be loaded onto a delivery device. The devices, systems, and methods using at least one funnel to crimp the heart valve prosthesis and load it onto the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Niall DUFFY, Marian LALLY, Philip HAARSTAD, Frank HAREWOOD, Igor KOVALSKY, Jason QUILL, Daniel GELFMAN, Ana MENK, Darren JANZIG, Shyam GOKALDAS, Kenneth Dale WARNOCK, JR.
  • Patent number: 11491036
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for crimping a medical device are disclosed. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for reducing the diameter of a collapsible heart valve prosthesis to be loaded onto a delivery device. The devices, systems, and methods using at least one funnel to crimp the heart valve prosthesis and load it onto the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY
    Inventors: Niall Duffy, Marian Lally, Philip Haarstad, Frank Harewood, Igor Kovalsky, Jason Quill, Daniel Gelfman, Ana Menk, Darren Janzig, Shyam Gokaldas, Kenneth Dale Warnock, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20220175528
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to a delivery system for a transcatheter valve prosthesis, the delivery system having an integral centering mechanism to circumferentially center both the delivery system and the valve prosthesis within a vessel at the target implantation site. The centering mechanism may include expandable wings that may be selectively aligned with openings formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a coiled wing that may be selectively exposed through an opening formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a plurality of elongated filaments extending through a plurality of lumens of an outermost shaft of the delivery system that may be selectively deployed or expanded, an outer shaft that includes at least one pre-formed deflection segment formed thereon, a tool having a deployable lever arm, and/or a plurality of loops deployable via simultaneous longitudinal and rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Sarah AHLBERG, Marc ANDERSON, Donna BARRETT, Evelyn BIRMINGHAM, Constantin CIOBANU, Kieran CUNNINGHAM, Paul DEVEREUX, Niall DUFFY, John GALLAGHER, Patrick GRIFFIN, Frank HAREWOOD, Gerry MCCAFFREY, DEIRDRE MCGOWAN SMYTH, Bernard MULVIHILL, Herinaina Rabarimanantsoa JAMOUS, Joel RACCHINI, Jeffrey SANDSTROM, Frank WHITE
  • Publication number: 20220175524
    Abstract: Methods for rotationally aligning transcatheter heart valve prosthesis within a native heart valve include percutaneously delivering the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis to the native heart valve, wherein the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis includes at least one imaging marker, receiving a cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or a coronary overlap viewing angle image of the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis within the native heart valve, determining, based on the cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or the coronary overlap viewing angle image and the at least one imaging marker, whether the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is in a desired rotational orientation, if the at least one imaging marker in the cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or the coronary overlap viewing angle indicates that the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is not in the desired rotational orientation, rotating the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis until the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is in the desired rot
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Inventors: Frank Harewood, Taylor Winters, Evelyn Birmingham, Sara Saul, Victor Kimball, Eric Pierce, Radhika Bhargava, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Caitlin Dorff
  • Publication number: 20210290375
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for crimping a medical device are disclosed. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for reducing the diameter of a collapsible heart valve prosthesis to be loaded onto a delivery device. The devices, systems, and methods using at least one funnel to crimp the heart valve prosthesis and load it onto the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Niall DUFFY, Marian LALLY, Philip HAARSTAD, Frank HAREWOOD, Igor KOVALSKY, Jason QUILL, Daniel GELFMAN, Ana MENK, Darren JANZIG, Shyam GOKALDAS, Kenneth Dale WARNOCK, JR.
  • Patent number: 10973635
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for crimping a medical device are disclosed. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for reducing the diameter of a collapsible heart valve prosthesis to be loaded onto a delivery device. The devices, systems, and methods using at least one funnel to crimp the heart valve prosthesis and load it onto the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR GALWAY
    Inventors: Niall Duffy, Marian Lally, Philip Haarstad, Frank Harewood, Igor Kovalsky, Jason Quill, Daniel Gelfman, Ana Menk, Darren Janzig, Shyam Gokaldas, Kenneth Dale Warnock, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20200170796
    Abstract: A modular valve prosthesis includes an inflow stent, a valve component including a valve stent and a prosthetic valve, and an outflow stent. In a radially compressed delivery configuration, an inflow end of the valve stent is separated from an outflow end of the inflow stent and an outflow end of the valve stent is separated from an inflow end of the outflow stent. In a radially expanded deployed configuration, the inflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the outflow end of the inflow stent and the outflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the inflow end of the outflow stent. A delivery system includes a capsule including first, second and third sections and flexible first and second bands between respective sections. The modules of the modular valve prosthesis are aligned with the sections and gaps between the modules are aligned with the bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Rodney Bell, Declan Costello, Niall Duffy, Frank Harewood
  • Patent number: 10588745
    Abstract: A modular valve prosthesis includes an inflow stent, a valve component including a valve stent and a prosthetic valve, and an outflow stent. In a radially compressed delivery configuration, an inflow end of the valve stent is separated from an outflow end of the inflow stent and an outflow end of the valve stent is separated from an inflow end of the outflow stent. In a radially expanded deployed configuration, the inflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the outflow end of the inflow stent and the outflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the inflow end of the outflow stent. A delivery system includes a capsule including first, second and third sections and flexible first and second bands between respective sections. The modules of the modular valve prosthesis are aligned with the sections and gaps between the modules are aligned with the bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Bell, Declan Costello, Niall Duffy, Frank Harewood
  • Patent number: 10478297
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to a delivery system for a transcatheter valve prosthesis, the delivery system having an integral centering mechanism to circumferentially center both the delivery system and the valve prosthesis within a vessel at the target implantation site. The centering mechanism may include expandable wings that may be selectively aligned with openings formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a coiled wing that may be selectively exposed through an opening formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a plurality of elongated filaments extending through a plurality of lumens of an outermost shaft of the delivery system that may be selectively deployed or expanded, an outer shaft that includes at least one pre-formed deflection segment formed thereon, a tool having a deployable lever arm, and/or a plurality of loops deployable via simultaneous longitudinal and rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Ahlberg, Marc Anderson, Donna Barrett, Evelyn Birmingham, Constantin Ciobanu, Kieran Cunningham, Paul Devereux, Niall Duffy, John Gallagher, Patrick Griffin, Frank Harewood, Gerry McCaffrey, Deirdre McGowan Smyth, Bernard Mulvihill, Herinaina Rabarimanantsoa Jamous, Frank White
  • Publication number: 20190133758
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for crimping a medical device are disclosed. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for reducing the diameter of a collapsible heart valve prosthesis to be loaded onto a delivery device. The devices, systems, and methods using at least one funnel to crimp the heart valve prosthesis and load it onto the delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Niall DUFFY, Marian LALLY, Philip HAARSTAD, Frank HAREWOOD, Igor KOVALSKY, Jason QUILL, Daniel GELFMAN, Ana MENK, Darren JANZIG, Shyam GOKALDAS, Kenneth WARNOCK
  • Patent number: 10188515
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for crimping a medical device are disclosed. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to devices, systems, and methods for reducing the diameter of a collapsible heart valve prosthesis to be loaded onto a delivery device. The devices, systems, and methods using at least one funnel to crimp the heart valve prosthesis and load it onto the delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR INC.
    Inventors: Niall Duffy, Marian Creaven, Philip Haarstad, Frank Harewood, Igor Kovalsky, Jason Quill, Daniel Gelfman, Ana Menk, Darren Janzig, Shyam Gokaldas, Kenneth Warnock
  • Patent number: 10034747
    Abstract: A two-component valve prosthesis system includes a docking component and a prosthetic valve component that is configured to be delivered separately from the docking component. The docking component has a compressed configuration for percutaneous delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within a native heart valve. The docking component includes a tubular skirt, a first annular scaffold attached to a first end of the tubular skirt and a second annular scaffold attached to a second end of the tubular skirt. The first and second annular scaffolds are independent from each other. An intermediate portion of the tubular skirt is unsupported such that neither of the first or second annular scaffolds surrounds the intermediate portion of the tubular skirt. The prosthetic valve component has a compressed configuration for percutaneous delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within the intermediate portion of the docking component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Harewood
  • Publication number: 20170360561
    Abstract: A modular valve prosthesis includes an inflow stent, a valve component including a valve stent and a prosthetic valve, and an outflow stent. In a radially compressed delivery configuration, an inflow end of the valve stent is separated from an outflow end of the inflow stent and an outflow end of the valve stent is separated from an inflow end of the outflow stent. In a radially expanded deployed configuration, the inflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the outflow end of the inflow stent and the outflow end of the valve stent is in contact with the inflow end of the outflow stent. A delivery system includes a capsule including first, second and third sections and flexible first and second bands between respective sections. The modules of the modular valve prosthesis are aligned with the sections and gaps between the modules are aligned with the bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Rodney Bell, Declan Costello, Niall Duffy, Frank Harewood
  • Publication number: 20170056162
    Abstract: A two-component valve prosthesis system includes a docking component and a prosthetic valve component that is configured to be delivered separately from the docking component. The docking component has a compressed configuration for percutaneous delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within a native heart valve. The docking component includes a tubular skirt, a first annular scaffold attached to a first end of the tubular skirt and a second annular scaffold attached to a second end of the tubular skirt. The first and second annular scaffolds are independent from each other. An intermediate portion of the tubular skirt is unsupported such that neither of the first or second annular scaffolds surrounds the intermediate portion of the tubular skirt. The prosthetic valve component has a compressed configuration for percutaneous delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within the intermediate portion of the docking component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Frank Harewood
  • Publication number: 20160213470
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to a delivery system for a transcatheter valve prosthesis, the delivery system having an integral centering mechanism to circumferentially center both the delivery system and the valve prosthesis within a vessel at the target implantation site. The centering mechanism may include expandable wings that may be selectively aligned with openings formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a coiled wing that may be selectively exposed through an opening formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a plurality of elongated filaments extending through a plurality of lumens of an outermost shaft of the delivery system that may be selectively deployed or expanded, an outer shaft that includes at least one pre-formed deflection segment formed thereon, a tool having a deployable lever arm, and/or a plurality of loops deployable via simultaneous longitudinal and rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Sarah Ahlberg, Marc Anderson, Donna Barrett, Evelyn Birmingham, Constantin Ciobanu, Kieran Cunningham, Paul Devereux, Niall Duffy, John Gallagher, Patrick Griffin, Frank Harewood, Gerry McCaffrey, Deirdre McGowan Smyth, Bernard Mulvihill, Herinaina Rabarimanantsoa Jamous, Joel Racchini, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Frank White