Patents by Inventor Jan Komtebedde

Jan Komtebedde 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: 20190282237
    Abstract: System for fixation of leaflets of a heart valve including an implantable fixation device including a first distal element and a second distal element, a first proximal element moveable relative to the first distal element between a first position and a second position, and a second proximal element moveable relative to the second distal element between a first position and a second position. The system further includes a delivery device including a catheter having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the implantable fixation device releasably coupled to the distal end portion of the catheter, the catheter defining at least one lumen extending between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Erickson, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20190261995
    Abstract: System for fixation of leaflets of a heart valve including a delivery catheter having an elongated shaft, a proximal end portion and a distal end portion configured to be positioned proximate native leaflets of a heart valve from a remote vascular access point, the delivery catheter further includes a rotatable actuator rod having a threaded fastener at a distal end thereof, and a fixation device releasably coupled by a threaded connection to the threaded fastener of the actuator rod. The fixation device includes a first arm moveable between a closed position and an open position, and a second arm moveable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Erickson, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20190261996
    Abstract: System for fixation of leaflets of a heart valve including a delivery catheter having an elongated shaft, a proximal end portion and a distal end portion configured to be positioned proximate native leaflets of a heart valve from a remote vascular access point, the delivery catheter further includes a rotatable actuator rod having a threaded fastener at a distal end thereof, and a fixation device releasably coupled by a threaded connection to the threaded fastener of the actuator rod. The fixation device includes a first arm moveable between a closed position and an open position, a second arm moveable between a closed position and an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Erickson, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20190261997
    Abstract: System for fixation of leaflets of a heart valve including a delivery catheter having an elongated shaft, a proximal end portion and a distal end portion configured to be positioned proximate native leaflets of a heart valve from a remote vascular access point, and a fixation device releasably coupled to the delivery catheter. The fixation device includes a first arm moveable between a closed position and an open position, and a second arm moveable between a closed position and an open position. The fixation device further includes a first gripping element movable relative to the first arm in the open position, the first gripping element biased toward the first arm to capture a first leaflet of the heart valve therebetween, and a second gripping element movable relative to the second arm in the open position, the second gripping element biased toward the second arm to capture a second leaflet of the heart valve therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Erickson, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20190175203
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing the fixation of the tissues to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Troy L. Thornton, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, John P. Madden, Ferolyn T. Powell, Brian B. Martin, Sylvia Erickson, Jan Komtebedde, Yen C. Liao
  • Publication number: 20190175182
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Erickson, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20170239048
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, Jr., Jaime E. SARABIA, Sylvia Wen-Chin ERICKSON, Kent D. DELL, Jan KOMTEBEDDE, Ferolyn T. POWELL
  • Publication number: 20170042546
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Applicant: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, JR., Jaime E. SARABIA, Sylvia Wen-Chin ERICKSON, Kent D. DELL, Jan KOMTEBEDDE, Ferolyn T. POWELL
  • Patent number: 9510829
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jr., Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Erickson, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20140236198
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, JR., Jaime E. SARABIA, Sylvia Wen-Chin ERICKSON, Kent D. DELL, Jan KOMTEBEDDE, Ferolyn T. POWELL
  • Patent number: 8740920
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Erickson, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20140066693
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing the fixation of the tissues to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT VASCULAR INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Troy L. THORNTON, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, Jaime E. SARABIA, John P. MADDEN, Ferolyn T. POWELL, Brian B. MARTIN, Sylvia WEN-CHIN FAN, Jan KOMTEBEDDE, Yen C. LIAO
  • Publication number: 20130253547
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ABBOTT VASCULAR INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, JR., Jaime E. SARABIA, Sylvia WEN CHIN FAN, Kent D. DELL, Jan KOMTEBEDDE, Ferolyn T. POWELL
  • Patent number: 8500761
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Vascular
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jr., Jaime E. Sarabia, Syliva Wen Chin Fan, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Patent number: 8303608
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites, particularly in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations. Fixation devices are provided to fix tissue in approximation with the use of distal elements. In some embodiments, the fixation devices have at least two distal elements and an actuatable feature wherein actuation of the feature varies a dimension of the at least two distal elements. In other embodiments, the fixation devices have at least two pairs of distal elements wherein the pairs of distal elements are moveable to engage tissue between opposed pairs of distal elements. Systems are also provided having fixation devices and accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Fan, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Publication number: 20120010461
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing the fixation of the tissues to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: ABBOTT VASCULAR INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Troy L. THORNTON, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, Jaime E. SARABIA, John P. MADDEN, Ferolyn T. POWELL, Brian B. MARTIN, Sylvia WEN-CHIN FAN, Jan KOMTEBEDDE, Yen C. LIAO
  • Patent number: 8057493
    Abstract: The invention provides devices, systems and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The devices, systems and methods of the invention will find use in a variety of therapeutic procedures, including endovascular, minimally-invasive, and open surgical procedures, and can be used in various anatomical regions, including the abdomen, thorax, cardiovascular system, heart, intestinal tract, stomach, urinary tract, bladder, lung, and other organs, vessels, and tissues. The invention is particularly useful in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations, where the instruments utilized must negotiate long, narrow, and tortuous pathways to the treatment site. In addition, many of the devices and systems of the invention are adapted to be reversible and removable from the patient at any point without interference with or trauma to internal tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jr., Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen Chin Fan, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • Patent number: 8052592
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for stabilizing and grasping tissues such as valve leaflets, assessing the grasp of these tissues, approximating and fixating the tissues, and assessing the fixation of the tissues to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Troy L. Thornton, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, John P. Maddan, Ferolyn Powell, Brian B. Martin, Sylvia Wen-Chin Fan, Jan Komtebedde, Yen C. Liao
  • Publication number: 20110004227
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites, particularly in those procedures requiring minimally-invasive or endovascular access to remote tissue locations. Fixation devices are provided to fix tissue in approximation with the use of distal elements. In some embodiments, the fixation devices have at least two distal elements and an actuatable feature wherein actuation of the feature varies a dimension of the at least two distal elements. In other embodiments, the fixation devices have at least two pairs of distal elements wherein the pairs of distal elements are moveable to engage tissue between opposed pairs of distal elements. Systems are also provided having fixation devices and accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Jaime E. Sarabia, Sylvia Wen-Chin Fan, Kent D. Dell, Jan Komtebedde, Ferolyn Powell
  • Publication number: 20100298929
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and devices for the endovascular repair of cardiac valves, particularly the atrioventricular valves which inhibit back flow of blood from a heart ventricle during contraction. The procedures described herein can be performed with interventional tools, guides and supporting catheters and other equipment introduced to the heart chambers from the patient's arterial or venous vasculature remote from the heart. The interventional tools and other equipment may be introduced percutaneously or may be introduced via a surgical cut down, and then advanced from the remote access site through the vasculature until they reach the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Troy L. Thornton, Ferolyn T. Powell, Eric A. Goldfarb, Jan Komtebedde, Kent D. Dell, Pedro B. Lucatero, Francisco J. Valencia, Murli Srinivasan, Roger A. Goodgion, Sandra Saenz, Sylvia Erickson, Sylvester B. Lucatero, Yen C. Liao, John P. Madden, Jaime E. Sarabia