Patents by Inventor Kent D. Dell

Kent D. Dell 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
  • Patent number: 10327743
    Abstract: The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the valve annulus, the valve chordae, and the papillary muscles. These structures may be modified by suturing, stapling, snaring, or shortening, using interventional tools which are introduced to a heart chamber. The tissue structures can be temporarily modified prior to permanent modification. For example, opposed valve leaflets may be temporarily grasped and held into position prior to permanent attachment. In one aspect, a structure is deployed in a gutter region of the valve annulus to modify the shape of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick G. St. Goar, James I-Lin Fann, Mark E. Deem, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Martin S. Dieck, Brian B. Martin, Sylvia Wenchin Fan, Eric A. Goldfarb, Kent D. Dell, Ferolyn T. Powell
  • 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: 20180360457
    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: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristin ELLIS, Kent D. DELL
  • Patent number: 10076327
    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: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristin Ellis, Kent D. Dell
  • 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: 20150223793
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraumatic grasping may allow repositioning of the devices relative to the leaflets and repositioning of the leaflets themselves without damage to the leaflets. However, in some cases it may be necessary or desired to include grasping which pierces or otherwise permanently affects the leaflets. In some of these cases, the grasping step includes fixation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: ABBOTT VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Eric A. GOLDFARB, Kent D. DELL, Sylvia Erickson, Brian B. MARTIN, Ferolyn T. POWELL, Alfred H. RASCHDORF, JR., Troy L. THORNTON
  • Patent number: 9060858
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for treating regurgitation through a valve in the heart. The devices can include an expandable, fluid-tight bladder configured to be deployed between valve leaflets of the heart valve. The bladder can include an upper portion that extends into the atrium of the heart; a lower portion that extends into the ventricle of the heart; and a middle portion positionable within the line of valve leaflet coaptation that provides a sealing surface for one or more of the leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy L. Thornton, Eric A. Goldfarb, Kent D. Dell, Jaime E. Sarabia, Steven A. Tyler, Kristin Ellis, Jayanth Chakravarthy
  • Patent number: 9044246
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for grasping, and optional repositioning and fixation of the valve leaflets to treat cardiac valve regurgitation, particularly mitral valve regurgitation. Such grasping will typically be atraumatic providing a number of benefits. For example, atraumatic grasping may allow repositioning of the devices relative to the leaflets and repositioning of the leaflets themselves without damage to the leaflets. However, in some cases it may be necessary or desired to include grasping which pierces or otherwise permanently affects the leaflets. In some of these cases, the grasping step includes fixation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Vascular Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Kent D. Dell, Sylvia Wen-Chin Fan, Brian B. Martin, Ferolyn T. Powell, Alfred H. Raschdorf, Troy L. Thornton
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8734505
    Abstract: The methods, devices, and systems are provided for performing endovascular repair of atrioventricular and other cardiac valves in the heart. Regurgitation of an atrioventricular valve, particularly a mitral valve, can be repaired by modifying a tissue structure selected from the valve leaflets, the valve annulus, the valve chordae, and the papillary muscles. These structures may be modified by suturing, stapling, snaring, or shortening, using interventional tools which are introduced to a heart chamber. Preferably, the tissue structures will be temporarily modified prior to permanent modification. For example, opposed valve leaflets may be temporarily grasped and held into position prior to permanent attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, James I-Lin Fann, Mark E. Deem, Kent D. Dell, Martin S. Dieck, Sylvia Wen-Chin Fan, Hanson S. Gifford, III, Brain B. Martin, Ferolyn T. Powell, Frederick G. St. Goar
  • Publication number: 20130338764
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for treating regurgitation through a valve in the heart. The devices can include an expandable, fluid-tight bladder configured to be deployed between valve leaflets of the heart valve. The bladder can include an upper portion that extends into the atrium of the heart; a lower portion that extends into the ventricle of the heart; and a middle portion positionable within the line of valve leaflet coaptation that provides a sealing surface for one or more of the leaflets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Troy L. THORNTON, Eric A. GOLDFARB, Kent D. DELL, Jaime E. SARABIA, Steven A. TYLER, Kristin ELLIS, Jayanth CHAKRAVARTHY
  • 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