Patents by Inventor Jeffrey Sandstrom

Jeffrey Sandstrom 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: 20240156451
    Abstract: A delivery device for suture deployment is disclosed. The delivery device includes a distal assembly comprising an elongate member, a proximal housing comprising one or more control elements for controlling one or more components of the delivery device, and a plurality of delivery tubes extending distally from the proximal housing into the elongate member. Each of the plurality of delivery tubes includes a suture anchor stored within a distal portion of that delivery tube, and a push rod configured to push the suture anchor distally out of the distal portion of that delivery tube for deployment of the suture anchor within a target tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Steven M. Maurer
  • Publication number: 20240138981
    Abstract: Delivery devices for delivering a self-expanding prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. The delivery device includes at least one cord is configured to selectively cinch the self-expanding prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device further includes at least one self-expanding release pin comprising a proximal segment, a distal segment, and an intermediate segment positioned between the proximal segment and the distal segment. The at least one self-expanding release pin includes a normal, expanded condition wherein the intermediate segment extends radially outward relative to a central axis of the spindle from the proximal segment to the distal segment. The delivery device further includes a capsule configured to be distally extended relative to the spindle to collapse the at least one self-expanding release pin from the normal, expanded condition of the at least one self-expanding release pin to a collapsed condition of the at least one self-expanding release pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2024
    Publication date: May 2, 2024
    Inventors: Jill Mendelson, Michele Silver, Michael Gloss, Timothy Groen, Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Phil Haarstad, Joel Racchini, David Blaeser
  • Patent number: 11969343
    Abstract: Methods for rotationally aligning transcatheter heart valve prosthesis within a native heart valve include percutaneously delivering the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis to the native heart valve, wherein the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis includes at least one imaging marker, receiving a cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or a coronary overlap viewing angle image of the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis within the native heart valve, determining, based on the cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or the coronary overlap viewing angle image and the at least one imaging marker, whether the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is in a desired rotational orientation, if the at least one imaging marker in the cusp overlap viewing angle image and/or the coronary overlap viewing angle indicates that the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is not in the desired rotational orientation, rotating the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis until the transcatheter heart valve prosthesis is in the desired rot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Harewood, Taylor Winters, Evelyn Birmingham, Sara Saul, Victor Kimball, Eric Pierce, Radhika Bhargav, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Caitlin Dorff
  • Patent number: 11957581
    Abstract: A system for replacing a heart valve of a patient. The system includes a delivery device and a prosthetic heart valve. The system is configured to be transitionable between a loaded state, a partially deployed state and a deployed state. In the loaded state, the prosthetic heart valve engages a coupling structure and is compressively retained within a primary capsule, which constrains the prosthetic heart valve in a compressed arrangement. In the partially deployed state, the prosthetic heart valve engages the coupling structure and is compressively retained within a secondary capsule, which constrains the prosthetic heart valve to a partially deployed arrangement. The partially deployed arrangement is less compressed than the compressed arrangement and less expanded than a deployed arrangement. In the deployed state, the primary and secondary capsules are retracted from over the prosthetic heart valve, which expands to the deployed arrangement and is released from the coupling structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Racchini, Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 11931257
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to devices and methods for preparing an existing, implanted prosthetic aortic valve for subsequent prosthetic aortic valve implantation. To prepare the existing valve, a valve preparation device is delivered to the valve and valve leaflets are severed either via mechanical cutting or electrodes so that the leaflets cannot obstruct a blood flow path once a prosthetic valve is subsequently implanted within the valve. Similarly, in alternate embodiments, devices and methods of the disclosure can be used for preparing a native aortic valve for delivery and implantation of a prosthetic valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge Zhingre Sanchez, Anthony Nesberg, Erik Jagger, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Vijayanarayan Madhavan Potti, Jacob McHenry, Michael Bateman, Ryan Stublaski, Ana Menk, Paul Rothstein, Joel Racchini
  • Patent number: 11903828
    Abstract: Delivery devices for a stented prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device includes a spindle, at least one cord, and a lateral control feature. The cord is tensioned to crimp the prosthesis to a compressed condition for delivery to a target site. Tension is lessened to allow the prosthesis to self-expand. In a tethered and expanded state in which the prosthesis has self-expanded and is connected to the spindle by the cord, the lateral control feature directs the spindle to a prescribed location relative to the prosthesis appropriate for a functional evaluation of the prosthesis. In some embodiments, the spindle is directed to a center of the prosthesis; in other embodiments, the spindle is held at a commissure of the prosthesis. The lateral control features of the present disclosure assume numerous forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Jill Mendelson, Michele Silver, Michael Gloss, Timothy Groen, Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Phil Haarstad, Joel Racchini, David Blaeser
  • Publication number: 20230397986
    Abstract: An integrated valve prosthesis includes an anchor stent, a tether component, and a valve component. The anchor stent includes a self-expanding tubular frame member configured to be deployed in the annulus of an aortic valve or the aorta. The valve component includes a valve frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the valve frame, and is configured to be deployed within the anchor stent. The tether component includes a first end coupled to the anchor stent and a second end coupled to the valve frame. In the delivery configuration, the tether component extends in a first direction from the anchor stent to the valve component, and in the deployed configuration, the tether component extends in a second direction from the anchor stent to the valve component. The second direction is generally opposite the first direction. The tether component may set the location of the valve component relative to the anchor stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Geoffrey Orth
  • Publication number: 20230390062
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate to a delivery system for a transcatheter valve prosthesis, the delivery system having an integral centering mechanism to circumferentially center both the delivery system and the valve prosthesis within a vessel at the target implantation site. The centering mechanism may include expandable wings that may be selectively aligned with openings formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a coiled wing that may be selectively exposed through an opening formed through a sidewall of an outer shaft of the delivery system, a plurality of elongated filaments extending through a plurality of lumens of an outermost shaft of the delivery system that may be selectively deployed or expanded, an outer shaft that includes at least one pre-formed deflection segment formed thereon, a tool having a deployable lever arm, and/or a plurality of loops deployable via simultaneous longitudinal and rotational movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Sarah AHLBERG, Marc ANDERSON, Donna BARRETT, Evelyn BIRMINGHAM, Constantin CIOBANU, Kieran CUNNINGHAM, Paul DEVEREUX, Niall DUFFY, John GALLAGHER, Patrick GRIFFIN, Frank HAREWOOD, Gerry MCCAFFREY, DEIRDRE MCGOWAN SMYTH, Bernard MULVIHILL, Herinaina Rabarimanantsoa JAMOUS, Joel RACCHINI, Jeffrey SANDSTROM, Frank WHITE
  • Publication number: 20230309979
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a dynamic vascular access and closure device for radial cinching of an access site. The device includes a tensioning tube, a resilient member disposed within the tensioning tube, and a plurality of sutures extending axially between a distal end of the tensioning tube and a proximal end of the tensioning tube. A proximal end of each of the plurality of sutures can be configured to attach to the resilient member such that movement of that suture causes compression or extension of the resilient member within the tensioning tube to provide cinching to the sutures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Aashiish Agnihotri, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Steven M. Maurer
  • Publication number: 20230310148
    Abstract: A transcatheter valve prosthesis including a tubular stent, a prosthetic valve component disposed within and secured to the stent, and a centering mechanism coupled to and encircling an outer surface of the tubular stent. The centering mechanism includes a self-expanding centering ring having an expanded diameter in the expanded configuration that is greater than an expanded diameter of the tubular stent in the expanded configuration and a plurality of self-expanding spokes radially extending between the tubular stent and the centering ring. The centering mechanism may include a base ring and/or a skirt. Alternatively, the centering mechanism includes a plurality of self-expanding loops. When each loop is in a delivery configuration the loop has a straightened profile that proximally extends from a proximal end of the tubular stent. When each loop is in an expanded configuration the loop has a U-shaped profile radially spaced apart from the tubular stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Inventors: Evelyn BIRMINGHAM, Bernard MULVIHILL, Joel RACCHINI, Jeffrey SANDSTROM
  • Publication number: 20230301781
    Abstract: A transcatheter valve prosthesis includes an expandable tubular stent, a prosthetic valve within the stent, and an anti-paravalvular leakage component coupled to and encircling the tubular stent. The anti-paravalvular leakage component includes a radially-compressible annular scaffold, which is a sinusoidal patterned ring of self-expanding material, and an impermeable membrane extending over the annular scaffold. The anti-paravalvular leakage component has an expanded configuration in which at least segments of the annular scaffold curve radially away from the tubular stent. Alternatively, the anti-paravalvular leakage component includes a plurality of self-expanding segments and an annular sealing element coupled to inner surfaces of the segments. The anti-paravalvular leakage component has an expanded configuration in which the segments curve radially away from the tubular stent and the annular sealing element is positioned between an outer surface of the tubular stent and inner surfaces of the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Inventors: Kshitija GARDE, Joel RACCHINI, Paul ROTHSTEIN, Jeffrey SANDSTROM
  • Patent number: 11737869
    Abstract: An integrated valve prosthesis includes an anchor stent, a tether component, and a valve component. The anchor stent includes a self-expanding tubular frame member configured to be deployed in the annulus of an aortic valve or the aorta. The valve component includes a valve frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the valve frame, and is configured to be deployed within the anchor stent. The tether component includes a first end coupled to the anchor stent and a second end coupled to the valve frame. In the delivery configuration, the tether component extends in a first direction from the anchor stent to the valve component, and in the deployed configuration, the tether component extends in a second direction from the anchor stent to the valve component. The second direction is generally opposite the first direction. The tether component may set the location of the valve component relative to the anchor stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Geoffrey Orth
  • Patent number: 11737898
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to delivery devices for transcatheter stented prosthesis loading, delivery and implantation. The delivery devices provide a loaded delivery state in which the stented prosthesis is loaded and compressed over the delivery device. The compression of the stented prosthesis can be adjusted with one or more elongate tension members, which extend around the stented prosthesis and proximately to an actuation and release assembly that can be provided as part of a handle assembly. The delivery device can be manipulated to adjust tension in the tension members to permit the stented prosthesis to compress, self-expand, and ultimately release from the shaft assembly. In some embodiments, the tension in one or more tension members is adjusted with one or more actuation and release assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Patrick Griffin, Jeffrey Sandstrom, David O'Toole, Rishi Manda, Niall Duffy
  • Patent number: 11701228
    Abstract: A system for treating valvular regurgitation in a heart valve includes a flexible canopy and an elongated tether including an elastic portion and an inelastic portion. When the system is in a deployed configuration, a proximal end of the flexible canopy is coupled to an annulus of the heart valve and a distal end of the elongated tether is coupled to a ventricle. The flexible canopy is configured to overlay a first native leaflet of the heart valve, and tension on the elongated tether is applied and/or adjusted to prevent the first leaflet from prolapsing, to maximize coaptation of the flexible canopy with a second native leaflet of the heart valve, and to minimize regurgitation of the heart valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Genovese, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Russell Pribanic, Thomas McPeak, Vania Lee, Dermot O'Brien, James Calvin Allan
  • Patent number: 11690713
    Abstract: A transcatheter valve prosthesis includes an expandable tubular stent, a prosthetic valve within the stent, and an anti-paravalvular leakage component coupled to and encircling the tubular stent. The anti-paravalvular leakage component includes a radially-compressible annular scaffold, which is a sinusoidal patterned ring of self-expanding material, and an impermeable membrane extending over the annular scaffold. The anti-paravalvular leakage component has an expanded configuration in which at least segments of the annular scaffold curve radially away from the tubular stent. Alternatively, the anti-paravalvular leakage component includes a plurality of self-expanding segments and an annular sealing element coupled to inner surfaces of the segments. The anti-paravalvular leakage component has an expanded configuration in which the segments curve radially away from the tubular stent and the annular sealing element is positioned between an outer surface of the tubular stent and inner surfaces of the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic CV Luxembourg S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Kshitija Garde, Joel Racchini, Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom
  • Publication number: 20230181317
    Abstract: A delivery device for percutaneously delivering a stented prosthetic heart includes a sheath, a handle, and adjustment device including a fine adjustment mechanism, and an outer stability shaft. The sheath defines a lumen and is configured to compressively constrain the stented prosthetic heart valve. The handle is coupled to the proximal portion of the sheath and includes an actuator mechanism coupled to a proximal portion of the sheath that is configured to selectively move the sheath relative to the housing to release the stented prosthetic heat valve. The adjustment device is coupled to the handle and includes an adjustment lumen through which the sheath and the handle slidably extend. The outer stability shaft is coupled to the adjustment device. The fine adjustment mechanism is configured to selectively move the handle and the sheath relative to the adjustment device and the outer stability shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Publication date: June 15, 2023
    Inventor: Jeffrey Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 11672656
    Abstract: A system for percutaneous delivery of a stented prosthetic heart valve. The system includes a delivery device with a self-expanding prosthetic heart valve attached thereto and a delivery sheath with an opening on a distal end thereof. The delivery sheath includes a funnel on a proximal end thereof. The delivery device is inserted into the funnel of the delivery sheath. As the delivery device is advanced into the funnel, the expanded heart valve is compressed by the shape of the funnel into a crimped arrangement. The delivery device further advances the heart valve distally within the delivery sheath past the delivery sheath opening. The delivery device is advanced relative to the delivery sheath in transitioning the heart valve from a crimped arrangement to the expanded and deployed arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Devin Gosal, Susheel Deshmukh, Philip Haarstad, Joel Racchini, Finn Rinne, Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom
  • Patent number: 11672653
    Abstract: A prosthesis for implantation within a native valve is disclosed. The prosthesis includes a frame defining a lumen, and a tubular component formed of a flexible sheet that is attached to the frame to extend from a first end of the frame, wherein an interior of the tubular component is configured to support a prosthetic valve and is in fluid communication with the lumen of the frame. The prosthesis also includes a wire at least partially slidably disposed within the flexible sheet of the tubular component and operable to transition the tubular component into a deployed configuration that at least partially engages tissue at the native valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom
  • Publication number: 20230145819
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to transcatheter stented prosthesis delivery devices including transition elements that route, constrain, support and reduce damage to tension member wear as tension in the tension members is varied to adjust the compression of a stented prosthesis loaded onto the delivery device. Various disclosed tension elements include inserts, edge treatments and guides proximate a distal portion of the delivery device upon which the stented prosthesis is loaded. In some embodiments, the transition feature is positioned proximate a location where at least one tension member transitions from a first orientation that is not parallel to the distal portion to a second orientation that is generally parallel to the distal portion. Further embodiments disclose configurations and methods of selectively locking and unlocking a longitudinal and/or rotational position of the stent frame with respect to the distal portion of the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: May 11, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Gloss, Patrick Griffin, Paul Rothstein, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Brendan Vaughan, Stephen Montgomery, Alan McGuinn
  • Publication number: 20230139876
    Abstract: An assembly including a transcatheter valve prosthesis and a leaflet folding accessory configured for use when compressing the transcatheter valve prosthesis into the crimped configuration. The transcatheter valve prosthesis includes a frame and a prosthetic valve component including at least one leaflet disposed within and secured to the frame. The leaflet folding accessory includes a plurality of guide fingers. A leaflet contact portion of each guide finger is configured to be disposed radially within the frame and contact an inner surface of a leaflet of the at least one leaflet. During crimping of the transcatheter valve prosthesis, the plurality of guide fingers remain disposed radially within the frame such that the at least one leaflet preferentially folds around the plurality of guide fingers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: May 4, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Bowe, Matthew Genovese, Victoria Ung, Jeffrey Sandstrom, Matthew Ziebol, Steven Claessens, Radhika Bhargav, Alkindi Kibria, Salvador O. Avelar, Brian Castelli