Patents by Inventor Jana Santer

Jana Santer 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: 11134933
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams, Zhong Qian
  • Publication number: 20210275183
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Patent number: 11045202
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Publication number: 20190175185
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Publication number: 20190142406
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams, Zhong Qian
  • Patent number: 10231737
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial filbrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Patent number: 9743932
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial fibrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Publication number: 20170007262
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial filbrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Patent number: 9445799
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Patent number: 9445798
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Patent number: 9113890
    Abstract: Medical devices are provided that include at least one layer that defines a proximal end, a distal end, and an expanded volume portion between the proximal and distal ends. The expanded volume portion defines a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends. A first end feature including a reversible connection for attachment to a pusher member may be attached to the proximal end. The first end feature may define a first axis between its opposing ends. Similarly, a second end feature defining a second axis between its opposing ends may be located at the distal end. In the contracted state (e.g., when constrained within a delivery catheter), the first axis and the second axis may be aligned with the longitudinal axis, and in the expanded state (e.g., when deployed), the first axis and/or the second axis may be angled with respect to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anup Dasnurkar, Jana Santer, Matthew C. Heidner
  • Publication number: 20150133994
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams, Zhong Qian
  • Publication number: 20140288591
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John C. Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Patent number: 8777974
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John Oslund, Kent Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140135827
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel O. Adams
  • Publication number: 20130204289
    Abstract: Medical devices are provided that include at least one layer that defines a proximal end, a distal end, and an expanded volume portion between the proximal and distal ends. The expanded volume portion defines a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends. A first end feature including a reversible connection for attachment to a pusher member may be attached to the proximal end. The first end feature may define a first axis between its opposing ends. Similarly, a second end feature defining a second axis between its opposing ends may be located at the distal end. In the contracted state (e.g., when constrained within a delivery catheter), the first axis and the second axis may be aligned with the longitudinal axis, and in the expanded state (e.g., when deployed), the first axis and/or the second axis may be angled with respect to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: AGA MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anup Dasnurkar, Jana Santer, Matthew C. Heidner
  • Patent number: 8313505
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide devices and methods for treating abnormalities. For example, a device according to one embodiment includes a plurality of planes of occlusion, at least one plane of occlusion comprising a plurality of layers of occlusive material. The device is configured to at least partially occlude an abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Xiaoping Gu, John Oslund
  • Publication number: 20080200945
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide devices and methods for treating abnormalities. For example, a device according to one embodiment includes a plurality of planes of occlusion, at least one plane of occlusion comprising a plurality of layers of occlusive material. The device is configured to at least partially occlude an abnormality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Xiaoping Gu, John Oslund
  • Publication number: 20070265656
    Abstract: A collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Applicant: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Matt Glimsdale, Jana Santer, Derek Wise, John Oslund, Kent Anderson, Daniel Adams
  • Publication number: 20060247680
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial filbrillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Applicant: AGA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer