Patents by Inventor Ido Kilemnik

Ido Kilemnik 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: 20210220122
    Abstract: A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at three respective junctures. The engagement arms are shaped so as define three peak complexes at the three respective junctures, and three trough complexes, each of which is between two of the peak complexes. Upon implantation of the prosthesis, each of the engagement arms is at least partially disposed within a respective one of the semilunar sinuses, such that each of the peak complexes is disposed distal to and in rotational alignment with a respective one of the native commissures, and each of the trough complexes is disposed at least partially within the respective one of the semilunar sinuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Raphael Benary, Ido Kilemnik
  • Publication number: 20210085460
    Abstract: A prosthesis for implantation at a native semilunar valve includes a prosthetic distal valve, which includes a pliant material configured to collapse inwardly towards a longitudinal axis of the prosthesis during diastole, and to open outwardly during systole, and a distal fixation member configured to be positioned in a downstream artery of the subject. The apparatus also includes a proximal fixation member coupled to the distal fixation member, and configured to be positioned at least partially on a ventricular side of the native semilunar valve. The proximal fixation member is shaped so as to define a lattice that is shaped so as to define an intermediary portion that is coupled to the pliant material of the valve and diverges outwardly from the longitudinal axis, and a distal portion that is distal to the intermediary portion and diverges outwardly from the intermediary portion of the lattice. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Igor Kovalsky, Ido Kilemnik, Eli Benhamou
  • Publication number: 20210059704
    Abstract: A urethral implant delivery system includes an overtube, a camera, a urethral implant and a guidewire. The overtube includes a first elongated passage, a second elongated passage and a handle connector. The camera is located at the distal end of the first elongated passage. The urethral implant is located within the second elongated passage. The guidewire is coupled with the urethral implant and extends toward the proximal end of the overtube. The handle connector is configured to be coupled with a handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventor: Ido KILEMNIK
  • Patent number: 10856979
    Abstract: A prosthesis for implantation at a native semilunar valve includes a prosthetic distal valve, which includes a pliant material configured to collapse inwardly towards a longitudinal axis of the prosthesis during diastole, and to open outwardly during systole, and a distal fixation member configured to be positioned in a downstream artery of the subject. The apparatus also includes a proximal fixation member coupled to the distal fixation member, and configured to be positioned at least partially on a ventricular side of the native semilunar valve. The proximal fixation member is shaped so as to define a lattice that is shaped so as to define an intermediary portion that is coupled to the pliant material of the valve and diverges outwardly from the longitudinal axis, and a distal portion that is distal to the intermediary portion and diverges outwardly from the intermediary portion of the lattice. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VENTOR TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Igor Kovalsky, Ido Kilemnik, Eli Benhamou
  • Publication number: 20200197172
    Abstract: A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at three respective junctures. The engagement arms are shaped so as define three peak complexes at the three respective junctures, and three trough complexes, each of which is between two of the peak complexes. Upon implantation of the prosthesis, each of the engagement arms is at least partially disposed within a respective one of the semilunar sinuses, such that each of the peak complexes is disposed distal to and in rotational alignment with a respective one of the native commissures, and each of the trough complexes is disposed at least partially within the respective one of the semilunar sinuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Raphael Benary, Ido Kilemnik
  • Patent number: 10543077
    Abstract: A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at three respective junctures. The engagement arms are shaped so as define three peak complexes at the three respective junctures, and three trough complexes, each of which is between two of the peak complexes. Upon implantation of the prosthesis, each of the engagement arms is at least partially disposed within a respective one of the semilunar sinuses, such that each of the peak complexes is disposed distal to and in rotational alignment with a respective one of the native commissures, and each of the trough complexes is disposed at least partially within the respective one of the semilunar sinuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Raphael Benary, Ido Kilemnik
  • Patent number: 10195033
    Abstract: A prosthetic apparatus for implantation at a native valve complex includes a main body configured for placement within the native valve, at least one downstream arm and at least one upstream arm, each coupled to and disposed outside of the main body. The main body includes a compressed state for delivery and an expanded state. In the expanded state, a space exists between the downstream arm and an outer surface of the main body to receive an edge of a native valve leaflet. A portion of the downstream arm is configured to extend behind the received native leaflet and engage a downstream surface of the native valve complex while the edge of the received native leaflet is not engaged by the downstream arm. The upstream arm is configured to engage an upstream surface of the native valve complex at a location opposite the portion of the downstream arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Tuval, Ido Kilemnik, Raphael Benary
  • Patent number: 10188516
    Abstract: A loading tool for withdrawing, crimping, and loading a stent-mounted valve into a delivery catheter, and for pushing the stent-mounted valve from the delivery catheter into a native heart valve orifice. The loading tool comprises at least one connector adapted for being removably connected to the stent of the stent-mounted valve. A crimping tool having a generally converging shape is adapted for use with the loading tool. Following connection of the loading tool to the stent-mounted valve, the loading tool operates to allow the stent-mounted valve to be drawn through the crimping tool, and loaded, in, a crimped state, into a delivery catheter. Also disclosed is a kit of the of the various components for effecting the delivery of the stent-mounted valve and a method for withdrawing, crimping, and loading a stent-mounted valve from a storage container into a delivery catheter for the performance of a transcatheter valve implantation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Tuval, Yuri Sudin, Ido Kilemnik, Igor Kovalsky, Raphael Benary, Guy Ezekiel
  • Publication number: 20180235651
    Abstract: An implant for creating incisions in the tissues surrounding the bladder neck and the urethra of a patient, for relaxing the opening of the bladder, the implant includes a central connector and at least one wire, the wires extend radially outwardly from the center of the central connector, the wires apply continuous pressure on the surrounding tissues, the wires are foldable within an implant sheath for enabling delivery and extraction thereof, the implant is implanted within a restricted location of the urethra for a period of time for creating incisions at the locations where the wires apply pressure on the surrounding tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: Ido KILEMNIK
  • Patent number: 10004601
    Abstract: A prosthetic apparatus includes a main body having a lumen and configured for placement within a native annulus of a native valve complex. The main body is radially compressible to a radially compressed state for delivery into the heart and self-expandable from the compressed state to a radially expanded state. The apparatus also includes at least one arm coupled to and disposed outside of the main body. The arm being coupled to the main body such that when the main body is compressed to the compressed state, a leaflet-receiving space between the arm and an outer surface of the main body increases to receive a native valve leaflet therebetween, and when the main body expands to the expanded state in the absence of any radial inward forces on the main body or the arm, the space decreases to capture the leaflet between the outer surface of the main body and the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Tuval, Ido Kilemnik, Raphael Benary
  • Publication number: 20180147053
    Abstract: A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at three respective junctures. The engagement arms are shaped so as define three peak complexes at the three respective junctures, and three trough complexes, each of which is between two of the peak complexes. Upon implantation of the prosthesis, each of the engagement arms is at least partially disposed within a respective one of the semilunar sinuses, such that each of the peak complexes is disposed distal to and in rotational alignment with a respective one of the native commissures, and each of the trough complexes is disposed at least partially within the respective one of the semilunar sinuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Raphael Benary, Ido Kilemnik
  • Patent number: 9913714
    Abstract: A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at three respective junctures. The engagement arms are shaped so as define three peak complexes at the three respective junctures, and three trough complexes, each of which is between two of the peak complexes. Upon implantation of the prosthesis, each of the engagement arms is at least partially disposed within a respective one of the semilunar sinuses, such that each of the peak complexes is disposed distal to and in rotational alignment with a respective one of the native commissures, and each of the trough complexes is disposed at least partially within the respective one of the semilunar sinuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Raphael Benary, Ido Kilemnik
  • Publication number: 20180028222
    Abstract: An implant for creating incisions in the tissues surrounding the bladder neck and the urethra of a patient, for relaxing the opening of the bladder, the implant includes a central connector and at least one wire, the wires extend radially outwardly from the center of the central connector, the wires apply continuous pressure on the surrounding tissues, the wires are foldable within an implant sheath for enabling delivery and extraction thereof, the implant is implanted within a restricted location of the urethra for a period of time for creating incisions at the locations where the wires apply pressure on the surrounding tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: Ido KILEMNIK
  • Publication number: 20180000582
    Abstract: A prosthetic apparatus for implantation at a native valve complex includes a main body configured for placement within the native valve, at least one downstream arm and at least one upstream arm, each coupled to and disposed outside of the main body. The main body includes a compressed state for delivery and an expanded state. In the expanded state, a space exists between the downstream arm and an outer surface of the main body to receive an edge of a native valve leaflet. A portion of the downstream arm is configured to extend behind the received native leaflet and engage a downstream surface of the native valve complex while the edge of the received native leaflet is not engaged by the downstream arm. The upstream arm is configured to engage an upstream surface of the native valve complex at a location opposite the portion of the downstream arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: Yosi Tuval, Ido Kilemnik, Raphael Benary
  • Patent number: 9848905
    Abstract: An implant for creating incisions in the tissues surrounding the bladder neck and the urethra of a patient, for relaxing the opening of the bladder, the implant includes a central connector and at least one wire, the wires extend radially outwardly from the center of the central connector, the wires apply continuous pressure on the surrounding tissues, the wires are foldable within an implant sheath for enabling delivery and extraction thereof, the implant is implanted within a restricted location of the urethra for a period of time for creating incisions at the locations where the wires apply pressure on the surrounding tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Medi-Tate Ltd.
    Inventor: Ido Kilemnik
  • Patent number: 9827097
    Abstract: A prosthesis is provided for implantation at a native semilunar valve of a native valve complex, the native valve complex having three semilunar sinuses and three native commissures. The prosthesis includes a valve prosthesis support, which comprises a support structure comprising exactly three engagement arms that meet one another at three respective junctures. The engagement arms are shaped so as define three peak complexes at the three respective junctures, and three trough complexes, each of which is between two of the peak complexes. Upon implantation of the prosthesis, each of the engagement arms is at least partially disposed within a respective one of the semilunar sinuses, such that each of the peak complexes is disposed distal to and in rotational alignment with a respective one of the native commissures, and each of the trough complexes is disposed at least partially within the respective one of the semilunar sinuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Tuval, Ido Kilemnik, Raphael Benary
  • Patent number: 9675495
    Abstract: A capsulotomy cutting device includes a planar cutting head sized to fit into intraocular tissue. The planar cutting head includes at least one sharp edge and an oscillation mechanism adapted to oscillate the cutting head. Capsulotomy is achieved by inserting the planar cutting head through an incision in the eyeball, placing the cutting edge of the cutting head against the tissue of the lens capsule therein, and then oscillating the cutting head by an oscillation mechanism coupled to the cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: David Scott Michelson, Tovy Sivan, Ido Kilemnik
  • Publication number: 20170128207
    Abstract: A prosthesis for implantation at a native semilunar valve includes a prosthetic distal valve, which includes a pliant material configured to collapse inwardly towards a longitudinal axis of the prosthesis during diastole, and to open outwardly during systole, and a distal fixation member configured to be positioned in a downstream artery of the subject. The apparatus also includes a proximal fixation member coupled to the distal fixation member, and configured to be positioned at least partially on a ventricular side of the native semilunar valve. The proximal fixation member is shaped so as to define a lattice that is shaped so as to define an intermediary portion that is coupled to the pliant material of the valve and diverges outwardly from the longitudinal axis, and a distal portion that is distal to the intermediary portion and diverges outwardly from the intermediary portion of the lattice. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Igor Kovalsky, Ido Kilemnik, Eli Benhamou
  • Patent number: 9642704
    Abstract: A catheter system configured to deploy a valve prosthesis can include a catheter tip at a distal end of the catheter system. The catheter tip can include a device holder releasably connected to and retaining the prosthesis. The catheter tip can also include a first housing portion that accommodates the first portion of the prosthesis, and a second housing portion that accommodates the second portion of the prosthesis. The first housing portion and the second housing portion are configured to move relative to one another such that the catheter system sequentially releases the prosthesis to an expanded state by uncovering the second portion of the prosthesis allowing the second portion of the prosthesis to expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Ventor Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosi Tuval, Ido Kilemnik, Raphael Benary
  • Patent number: 9592120
    Abstract: A prosthesis for implantation at a native semilunar valve includes a prosthetic distal valve, which includes a pliant material configured to collapse inwardly towards a longitudinal axis of the prosthesis during diastole, and to open outwardly during systole, and a distal fixation member configured to be positioned in a downstream artery of the subject. The apparatus also includes a proximal fixation member coupled to the distal fixation member, and configured to be positioned at least partially on a ventricular side of the native semilunar valve. The proximal fixation member is shaped so as to define a lattice that is shaped so as to define an intermediary portion that is coupled to the pliant material of the valve and diverges outwardly from the longitudinal axis, and a distal portion that is distal to the intermediary portion and diverges outwardly from the intermediary portion of the lattice. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Ventor Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Tuval, Igor Kovalsky, Ido Kilemnik, Eli Benhamou