Patents by Inventor George Bakis

George Bakis 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
  • 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: 20190029818
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to new methods of making an introducer sheath with an inner liner for percutaneous insertion of a medical device into a patient. The present disclosure also discloses embodiments of catheter-based prosthetic heart valves, including, prosthetic heart valves having sealing members configured to seal the interface between the prosthetic valve and the surrounding tissue of the native annulus in which the prosthetic valve is implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander J. Siegel, George Bakis
  • 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: 20180125656
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a prosthetic valve (e.g., prosthetic heart valve) and a valve delivery apparatus for delivery of the prosthetic valve to a native valve site via the human vasculature. The delivery apparatus is particularly suited for advancing a prosthetic heart valve through the aorta (i.e., in a retrograde approach) for replacing a diseased native aortic valve. The delivery apparatus in particular embodiments is configured to deploy a prosthetic valve from a delivery sheath in a precise and controlled manner at the target location within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: George Bakis, Thanh V. Nguyen, Ly Th Phan, Asher L. Metchik
  • Patent number: 9867700
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a prosthetic valve (e.g., prosthetic heart valve) and a valve delivery apparatus for delivery of the prosthetic valve to a native valve site via the human vasculature. The delivery apparatus is particularly suited for advancing a prosthetic heart valve through the aorta (i.e., in a retrograde approach) for replacing a diseased native aortic valve. The delivery apparatus in particular embodiments is configured to deploy a prosthetic valve from a delivery sheath in a precise and controlled manner at the target location within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: George Bakis, Thanh V. Nguyen, Ly T. Phan, Asher L. Metchik
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20150157455
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to embodiments of catheter-based prosthetic heart valves, and in particular, prosthetic heart valves having sealing members configured to seal the interface between the prosthetic valve and the surrounding tissue of the native annulus in which the prosthetic valve is implanted. The present disclosure also discloses new methods of making an introducer sheath with an inner liner for percutaneous insertion of a medical device into a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Lien-Huong T. Hoang, Alexander J. Siegel, George Bakis
  • Publication number: 20150105856
    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: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Patent number: 8911493
    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: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    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: 20140343670
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a prosthetic valve (e.g., prosthetic heart valve) and a valve delivery apparatus for delivery of the prosthetic valve to a native valve site via the human vasculature. The delivery apparatus is particularly suited for advancing a prosthetic heart valve through the aorta (i.e., in a retrograde approach) for replacing a diseased native aortic valve. The delivery apparatus in particular embodiments is configured to deploy a prosthetic valve from a delivery sheath in a precise and controlled manner at the target location within the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: George Bakis, Thanh V. Nguyen, Ly T. Phan
  • Publication number: 20130317598
    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: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    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: 8500798
    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: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash
  • Patent number: 7708775
    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: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash
  • Publication number: 20080221673
    Abstract: An improved medical implant for treating mitral regurgitation is provided. The medical implant comprises proximal and distal anchors connected by a bridge. The medical implant is configured to be delivered into a coronary sinus using a minimially invasive procedure. The bridge is preferably made of a shape memory material which is biased to contract after the implant is delivered. The medical implant further comprises a reinforcement mechanism configured to limit stresses and strains along the length of the bridge. In a preferred embodiment, the reinforcement mechanism is fixed to a plurality of attachment points along the bridge, thereby preventing excessive elongation between any two attachment points. A resorbable material is preferably disposed within gaps along the length of the bridge to temporarily maintain the bridge in an elongated condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Donald Bobo, George Bakis, Minh T. Ma, Philip P. Corso
  • Publication number: 20070038297
    Abstract: An improved medical implant for treating mitral regurgitation is provided. The medical implant comprises proximal and distal anchors connected by a bridge. The medical implant is configured to be delivered into a coronary sinus using a minimally invasive procedure. The bridge is preferably made of a shape memory material which is biased to contract after the implant is delivered. The medical implant further comprises a reinforcement mechanism configured to limit stresses and strains along the length of the bridge. In a preferred embodiment, the reinforcement mechanism is fixed to a plurality of attachment points along the bridge, thereby preventing excessive elongation between any two attachment points. A resorbable material is preferably disposed within gaps along the length of the bridge to temporarily maintain the bridge in an elongated condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Donald Bobo, George Bakis, Minh Ma
  • Publication number: 20060287719
    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: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Stanton Rowe, Larry Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Yaron Keidar, Assaf Bash