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).

  • Publication number: 20220296272
    Abstract: An access device for a heart chamber, a removable hemostatic valve unit, and a system including a cardiac assist unit are disclosed. In examples, the access device) includes an apical base plate and a sealing unit configured to provide a separation of a wet zone from a heart chamber and a dry zone with a gaseous environment outside of said heart chamber inside a patient body at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Syntach AG
    Inventors: Jan Otto SOLEM, Kristian SOLEM, Daniel ENGVALL, Martin WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20220296273
    Abstract: An access device for a heart chamber, a removable hemostatic valve unit, and a system including a cardiac assist unit are disclosed. In examples, the access device) includes an apical base plate and a sealing unit configured to provide a separation of a wet zone from a heart chamber and a dry zone with a gaseous environment outside of said heart chamber inside a patient body at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Syntach AG
    Inventors: Jan Otto SOLEM, Kristian SOLEM, Daniel ENGVALL, Martin WOLFF
  • Publication number: 20220023033
    Abstract: A method of treating a defective heart 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. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and an anchoring member. The insert member self-expands to plug gaps between leaflets of the heart valve. The anchoring member is preferably a stent connected to the insert member by at least one elongate member. The stent is deployed within an adjacent blood vessel for anchoring the insert member. After deployment of the prosthetic device, the leaflets of the heart valve form a tight seal against the insert member for preventing regurgitation when the leaflets are closed and wherein blood passes through the insert member when the leaflets are open.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 11141272
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 11141274
    Abstract: A method of treating a defective heart 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. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and an anchoring member. The insert member is positioned between the native heart valve and is allowed to self-expand. The anchoring member is preferably a stent connected to the insert member by at least one elongate member. The stent is deployed within an adjacent blood vessel for anchoring the insert member between the native leaflets. After deployment of the prosthetic device, the native leaflets of the heart valve form a tight seal against the insert member for preventing regurgitation through the native heart valve during ventricular systole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Publication number: 20210290389
    Abstract: A method for repairing a native heart valve includes introducing a prosthetic valve across the native heart valve, wherein the prosthetic valve includes a plurality of prosthetic flaps arranged to allow blood to flow through the prosthetic valve in one direction. The prosthetic valve is expandable from a compressed delivery state to an expanded deployed state. An anchor expands into contact with an adjacent blood vessel for securing the prosthetic valve within the native heart valve. The anchor is expandable from a compressed delivery state to an expanded deployed state for engagement with a wall of the blood vessel. The anchor is preferably coupled to the prosthetic valve via an elongate connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20210236285
    Abstract: An implantable medical device for transcatheter delivery, which includes an anchor unit (100) configured to be anchored at an annulus of a cardiac valve of a patient, at least one coupling unit (200) that extends along a first length radially from said anchor unit (100) towards a coaptation line of said valve and including an extension unit (400) extending along a second length. The extension unit (400) is configured to cross between the leaflets of the cardiac valve in order to fill out for an insufficient closing of the valve leaflets of said cardiac valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kristian Solem, Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20210196316
    Abstract: An access device for a heart chamber, a removable hemostatic valve unit, and a system and a method of creating a transapical passage on a beating heart are disclosed. In examples, the access device (1) includes an apical base plate (100) and a sealing unit (3) configured to provide a separation of a wet zone from a heart chamber and a dry zone with a gaseous environment outside of said heart chamber inside a patient body at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: Syntach AG
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, Kristian Solem, Daniel Engvall, Martin Wolff
  • Patent number: 11033389
    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: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20210128302
    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: January 8, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Kristian Solem, Jan Otto Solem, Daniel Engvall, Victoria Krüger, Martin Wolff, Jonathan Berg, André Spånberg
  • Publication number: 20210106809
    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: December 4, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Applicant: Syntach AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20210052386
    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: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Syntach AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20210015608
    Abstract: A method of treating a defective heart 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. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and an anchoring member. The insert member is positioned between the native heart valve and is allowed to self-expand. The anchoring member is preferably a stent connected to the insert member by at least one elongate member. The stent is deployed within an adjacent blood vessel for anchoring the insert member between the native leaflets. After deployment of the prosthetic device, the native leaflets of the heart valve form a tight seal against the insert member for preventing regurgitation through the native heart valve during ventricular systole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: David L. Hauser, Jan Otto Solem, David Alon
  • Patent number: 10888423
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Syntach AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Patent number: 10881771
    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: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Syntach AG
    Inventor: Jan Otto Solem
  • Publication number: 20200397582
    Abstract: An implantable medical device for transcatheter delivery is disclosed including: an anchor unit configured to be permanently anchored at a cardiac valve of a patient. At least one locking unit is provided for fixation of tissue of the cardiac valve and/or fixation of at least a part of a shape of the anchor unit and/or for connection to a further unit via the at least one coupling unit. The further unit is preferably a cardiac valve replacement or repair unit and/or a driving unit such as of a cardiac assist device. The device further includes at least one coupling unit of fixed permanent length or non-reversibly adjustable length before locking the coupling unit to the fixed permanent length for connecting the anchor unit to at least one of the locking unit. The coupling unit has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion is connectable to the anchor unit, and the second end portion includes the locking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kristian Solem, Jan Otto Solem, Daniel Engvall, Victoria Krüger, Martin Wolff, Jonathan Berg, André Spånberg
  • Publication number: 20200397581
    Abstract: An implantable medical device for transcatheter delivery is disclosed including: an anchor unit configured to be permanently anchored at a cardiac valve of a patient. At least one locking unit is provided for fixation of tissue of the cardiac valve and/or fixation of at least a part of a shape of the anchor unit and/or for connection to a further unit via the at least one coupling unit. The further unit is preferably a cardiac valve replacement or repair unit and/or a driving unit such as of a cardiac assist device. The device further includes at least one coupling unit of fixed permanent length or non-reversibly adjustable length before locking the coupling unit to the fixed permanent length for connecting the anchor unit to at least one of the locking unit. The coupling unit has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion is connectable to the anchor unit, and the second end portion includes the locking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kristian Solem, Jan Otto Solem, Daniel Engvall, Victoria Krüger, Martin Wolff, Jonathan Berg, André Spånberg
  • Publication number: 20200390552
    Abstract: An implantable medical device for transcatheter delivery is disclosed including: an anchor unit configured to be permanently anchored at a cardiac valve of a patient. At least one locking unit is provided for fixation of tissue of the cardiac valve and/or fixation of at least a part of a shape of the anchor unit and/or for connection to a further unit via the at least one coupling unit. The further unit is preferably a cardiac valve replacement or repair unit and/or a driving unit such as of a cardiac assist device. The device further includes at least one coupling unit of fixed permanent length or non-reversibly adjustable length before locking the coupling unit to the fixed permanent length for connecting the anchor unit to at least one of the locking unit. The coupling unit has a first end portion and a second end portion. The first end portion is connectable to the anchor unit, and the second end portion includes the locking unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Kristian Solem, Jan Otto Solem, Daniel Engvall, Victoria Krüger, Martin Wolff, Jonathan Berg, André Spånberg
  • 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: 10792153
    Abstract: An implantable medical device is disclosed including an anchor unit configured to be permanently anchored at a cardiac valve of a patient, at least one locking unit, such as for fixation of tissue of the cardiac valve and/or fixation of at least a part of a shape of the anchor unit, and at least one coupling unit for connecting the anchor unit to at least one of the locking unit. The coupling unit has a first end portion and a second end portion, wherein the first end portion is connectable to the anchor unit, and the second end portion includes the locking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Syntach AG
    Inventors: Kristian Solem, Jan Otto Solem, Daniel Engvall, Victoria Krüger, Martin Wolff, Jonathan Berg, André Spånberg