Patents by Inventor Jan Otto Solem

Jan Otto Solem 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: 10799361
    Abstract: A method of treating a defective mitral valve includes inserting a delivery catheter through a small incision in a patient's groin, wherein the delivery catheter has a prosthetic device positioned along a distal end thereof. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and an anchoring member, wherein the insert member is made from a shape memory material and is surrounded by a biocompatible fabric outer layer. The insert member is positioned within a mitral valve and self-expands in a gap between the native leaflets. The anchoring member is attached to surrounding tissue. After deployment of the prosthetic device, the native leaflets of the mitral valve form a tight seal against the biocompatible fabric outer layer and the insert member fills the gap between the native leaflets of the mitral valve for preventing regurgitation during ventricular systole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 10779933
    Abstract: An implant for assisting contraction and/or extension of a muscle that includes a stem with an adhesion resistant segment and an anchoring segment wherein at least a portion of each of the adhesion resistant segment and the anchoring segment is configured to be implantable within a muscle and the anchoring segment is positioned on a distal portion of the stem and the adhesion resistant segment is positioned proximally on the stem relative to the anchoring segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Syntach AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20200197173
    Abstract: A method of treating a defective mitral valve includes inserting a delivery catheter through a small incision in a patient's groin, wherein the delivery catheter has a prosthetic device positioned along a distal end thereof. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and an anchoring member, wherein the insert member is made from a shape memory material and is surrounded by a biocompatible fabric outer layer. The insert member is positioned within a mitral valve and self-expands in a gap between the native leaflets. The anchoring member is attached to surrounding tissue. After deployment of the prosthetic device, the native leaflets of the mitral valve form a tight seal against the biocompatible fabric outer layer and the insert member fills the gap between the native leaflets of the mitral valve for preventing regurgitation during ventricular systole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 10583009
    Abstract: A method of treating a defective mitral valve includes percutaneously advancing a prosthetic device into a patient's heart. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and anchoring member. The prosthetic device is contained within a sheath along a distal end of a delivery catheter during advancement. The anchoring member is secured to a muscular wall of the left ventricle and the insert member self-expands between native leaflets of the mitral valve. The insert member preferably includes a biocompatible fabric outer layer, a passageway, and a valve member disposed within the passageway. After deployment, the native leaflets of the mitral valve form a tight seal against the fabric outer layer of the insert member for preventing regurgitation, while blood passes through the passageway of the insert member for allowing blood to pass from the left atrium to the left ventricle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Publication number: 20200030084
    Abstract: A method of treating a defective mitral valve includes percutaneously advancing a prosthetic device into a patient's heart. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and anchoring member. The prosthetic device is contained within a sheath along a distal end of a delivery catheter during advancement. The anchoring member is secured to a muscular wall of the left ventricle and the insert member self-expands between native leaflets of the mitral valve. The insert member preferably includes a biocompatible fabric outer layer, a passageway, and a valve member disposed within the passageway. After deployment, the native leaflets of the mitral valve form a tight seal against the fabric outer layer of the insert member for preventing regurgitation, while blood passes through the passageway of the insert member for allowing blood to pass from the left atrium to the left ventricle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Publication number: 20200015970
    Abstract: An at least partial annuloplasty ring for transcatheter cardiac valve treatment is disclosed. The annuloplasty ring has a plurality of separate chain segments serially interlinked and articulated to a chain. The chain has a substantially elongate delivery configuration and a curved deployment configuration. At least one of said chain segments has at least one tissue anchor attached to it, wherein the tissue anchor is movably arranged at least partly within the chain segment in the delivery configuration and protrudes from the chain segment in the deployment configuration in order to anchor with cardiac tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, Kristian Solem, Daniel Engvall, Victoria Krüger, Martin Wolff, Jonathan Berg, André Spånberg
  • Publication number: 20190343629
    Abstract: A method for replacing a native heart valve in need thereof comprises delivering to the native heart valve an apparatus comprising a valve member, a connecting member, and an anchor member suitable for anchoring the apparatus. The valve member reversibly moves between an open position and a closed position to augment or replace the function of the native valve leaflets, thereby reducing valve regurgitation. Some embodiments include a stent that is positioned in the native heart valve with the valve member disposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Patent number: 10441423
    Abstract: A prosthetic device for treating a mitral valve includes a prosthetic insert member insertable between leaflets of mitral valve. The insert member has an elongated cross-sectional profile for conforming to gap between leaflets of a mitral valve. The device also includes an anchoring member for attachment to heart tissue for maintaining the insert member in the mitral valve. The insert member includes a valve that permits one-way blood flow therethrough. An anchoring member secures the prosthetic insert member to a heart wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 10405977
    Abstract: A method for replacing a native heart valve in need thereof comprises delivering to the native heart valve an apparatus comprising a valve member, a connecting member, and an anchor member suitable for anchoring the apparatus. The valve member reversibly moves between an open position and a closed position to augment or replace the function of the native valve leaflets, thereby reducing valve regurgitation. Some embodiments include a stent that is positioned in the native heart valve with the valve member disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20190175337
    Abstract: A method of deploying a blood-flow controlling device is described for treating a native mitral or tricuspid valve. The blood-flow controlling device includes a blood-flow blocking portion that is slidable over an elongate body portion. The blood-flow blocking portion is preferably an elongate structure fillable with blood having a portion adapted for placement between leaflets of the native valve. An anchor is located on a distal end of the elongate body portion for engagement with heart tissue adjacent a heart apex. An anchor delivery catheter is advanced through the native valve and into an adjacent ventricle. The anchor is then expelled from the anchor delivery catheter into ventricular tissue. The blood-flow blocking portion is then slid along the elongate body portion and positioned between the native leaflets. A locking catheter is then slid along the elongate body portion for locking the blood-flow blocking portion to the elongate body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 10213305
    Abstract: The invention is a method for reducing regurgitation through a mitral valve. The device and method is directed to an anchor portion for engagement with the heart wall and an expandable valve portion configured for deployment between the mitral valve leaflets. The valve portion is expandable for preventing regurgitation through the mitral valve while allowing blood to circulate through the heart. The expandable valve portion may include apertures for reducing the stagnation of blood. In a preferred configuration, the device is preferably configured to be delivered in two-stages wherein an anchor portion is first delivered and the valve structure is then coupled to the anchor portion. In yet another embodiment, the present invention provides a method of forming an anchor portion wherein a disposable jig is used to mold the anchor portion into a three-dimensional shape for conforming to a heart chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 10154838
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating or repairing a heart are disclosed. The device includes at least one radially expandable tissue-engaging element, an elongate member (e.g., suture) coupled to the expandable element, and a locking mechanism (e.g., locking clip, suture knot). The expandable element may be anchored to heart tissue within the heart, such as in the left ventricle, with the elongate member extending from the expandable element and across a heart chamber to a second location such as the heart apex where the elongate member is held by the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20180235757
    Abstract: A method for replacing a native heart valve in need thereof comprises delivering to the native heart valve an apparatus comprising a valve member, a connecting member, and an anchor member suitable for anchoring the apparatus. The valve member reversibly moves between an open position and a closed position to augment or replace the function of the native valve leaflets, thereby reducing valve regurgitation. Some embodiments include a stent that is positioned in the native heart valve with the valve member disposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20180207336
    Abstract: A device, a kit and a method are presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The basis for the presented innovation is an augmentation of the physiologically up and down movement of the mitral valve during each heart cycle. By means of catheter technique, minimal surgery, or open heart surgery implants are inserted into the left ventricle, the mitral valve annulus, the left atrium and adjacent tissue in order to augment the natural up and down movement of the mitral valve and thereby increasing the left ventricular diastolic filling and the piston effect of the closed mitral valve when moving towards the apex of said heart in systole and/or away from said apex in diastole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Synergio AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Patent number: 9999713
    Abstract: A device, a kit and a method are presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The basis for the presented innovation is an augmentation of the physiologically up and down movement of the mitral valve during each heart cycle. By means of catheter technique, minimal surgery, or open heart surgery implants are inserted into the left ventricle, the mitral valve annulus, the left atrium and adjacent tissue in order to augment the natural up and down movement of the mitral valve and thereby increasing the left ventricular diastolic filling and the piston effect of the closed mitral valve when moving towards the apex of said heart in systole and/or away from said apex in diastole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Synergio AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Patent number: 9949830
    Abstract: A method for replacing a native heart valve in need thereof comprises delivering to the native heart valve an apparatus comprising a valve member, a connecting member, and an anchor member suitable for anchoring the apparatus. The valve member reversibly moves between an open position and a closed position to augment or replace the function of the native valve leaflets, thereby reducing valve regurgitation. Some embodiments include a stent that is positioned in the native heart valve with the valve member disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20180078362
    Abstract: The invention is a method for reducing regurgitation through a mitral valve. The device and method is directed to an anchor portion for engagement with the heart wall and an expandable valve portion configured for deployment between the mitral valve leaflets. The valve portion is expandable for preventing regurgitation through the mitral valve while allowing blood to circulate through the heart. The expandable valve portion may include apertures for reducing the stagnation of blood. In a preferred configuration, the device is preferably configured to be delivered in two-stages wherein an anchor portion is first delivered and the valve structure is then coupled to the anchor portion. In yet another embodiment, the present invention provides a method of forming an anchor portion wherein a disposable jig is used to mold the anchor portion into a three-dimensional shape for conforming to a heart chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Publication number: 20180008408
    Abstract: A device, a kit and a method is presented for permanently augmenting the pump function of the left heart. The mitral valve plane is assisted in a movement along the left ventricular long axis during each heart cycle. The very close relationship between the coronary sinus and the mitral valve is used by various embodiments of a medical device providing this assisted movement. By means of catheter technique an implant is inserted into the coronary sinus, the device is augmenting the up and down movement of the mitral valve and thereby increasing the left ventricular diastolic filling when moving upwards and the piston effect of the closed mitral valve when moving downwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Synergio AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20180000585
    Abstract: A method for replacing a native heart valve in need thereof comprises delivering to the native heart valve an apparatus comprising a valve member, a connecting member, and an anchor member suitable for anchoring the apparatus. The valve member reversibly moves between an open position and a closed position to augment or replace the function of the native valve leaflets, thereby reducing valve regurgitation. Some embodiments include a stent that is positioned in the native heart valve with the valve member disposed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20170340786
    Abstract: An implantable hydraulic displacement actuator comprising a biocompatible hydraulic displacement fluid for providing a force inside a human or animal body, wherein said hydraulic displacement actuator preferably is a linear hydraulic actuator for generating a cardiac movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: SYNERGIO AG
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, Daniel Engvall, Victoria Krüger, Patrick Strömsten