Patents by Inventor Liron Tayeb

Liron Tayeb 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: 20220280287
    Abstract: An assembly can comprise a prosthetic valve comprising a radially expandable and compressible frame and a rotatable screw connected to the frame, where the screw comprises a screw head having an annular bore with internal threads, and where the screw is rotatable to radially expand the frame. The assembly further comprises a delivery apparatus releasably coupled to the screw, the delivery apparatus comprising a first shaft and a first head disposed at an end of the first shaft, the first head comprising external threads configured to engage with the internal threads of the screw head, and a second shaft that is coaxial with and surrounds the first shaft, the second shaft comprising a second head disposed at an end of the second shaft. The second head is configured to releasably engage with an exterior surface of the screw head and rotate the screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Boaz Manash, Eyal Leiba, Ziv Yohanan, Yair A. Neumann, Anatoly Dvorsky, Jonathan Bar-Or, Oren Cohen, Ofir Witzman, Liron Tayeb, Elazar Levi Schwarcz, Noam Miller, Tomer Saar
  • Publication number: 20220241099
    Abstract: A system includes a lock and release connector, an implantable medical device, and an outer tube. The lock and release connector includes a connector body defining a recess having planar lateral head portions extending to and intersecting with a cylindrical surface of the connector body, and a longitudinal neck portion extending from the head portion. The implantable medical device has an extension including a neck portion receivable in the longitudinal neck portion of the recess and a head portion receivable in the lateral head portions of the recess. The outer tube extends over the recess to retain the extension in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: John J. Desrosiers, Daniel James Murray, Michael C. Valdez, Liron Tayeb, David Maimon, Eitan Atias, Adi Carmi
  • Publication number: 20220226110
    Abstract: An expandable docking station includes an annular valve seat having an end, an annular outer wall comprising struts disposed around the valve seat, and links that connect the end of the annular valve seat to the annular outer wall. Each of the links extends from the struts of the annular outer wall directly toward a longitudinal axis that runs longitudinally through a center of the docking station, and to a corresponding one of a plurality of circumferentially spaced axially extending legs at least partially defining the annular valve seat. The outer wall is configured to conform to an interior shape of a blood vessel, when expanded inside the blood vessel, such that the outer wall can expand in multiple locations to conform to multiple bulges of the blood vessel and can contract in multiple locations to conform to multiple narrowed regions of the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Liron Tayeb, Eran Goldberg, David Maimon, Adi Carmi, Arie Tylis, Ralph Schneider, Mohammad Jafari, Hengchu Cao, Eitan Atias
  • Publication number: 20220168125
    Abstract: An expandable sheath is disclosed herein, which has a first polymeric layer and a braided layer positioned radially outward of the first polymeric layer. The braided layer includes a plurality of filaments braided together. The expandable sheaths further include a resilient elastic layer positioned radially outward of the braided layer. The elastic layer is configured to apply radial force to the braided layer and the first polymeric layer. The expandable sheath further includes a second polymeric layer positioned radially outward of the elastic layer and bonded to the first polymeric layer such that the braided layer and the elastic layer are encapsulated between the first and second polymeric layers. Methods of making and using the devices disclosed herein are also disclosed, as are crimping devices that may be used in methods of making the devices disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eran Goldberg, Noa Axelrod Manela, Yair A. Neumann, Boaz Manash, David Maimon, Eyal Leiba, Ralph Schneider, Liron Tayeb
  • Patent number: 11344408
    Abstract: An assembly can comprise a radially expandable and compressible annular frame, at least one linear actuator assembly coupled to the frame and at least one locking mechanism coupled to the frame. The linear actuator can be configured to apply a distally directed force and/or a proximally directed force to the frame to radially expand or compress the frame. The locking mechanism can comprise a first sleeve member connected to the frame at a first location, a second sleeve member having internal threads and being connected to the frame at a second location, and a first screw configured to engage the internal threads of the second sleeve member to retain the frame in a radially expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Boaz Manash, Eyal Leiba, Ziv Yohanan, Yair A. Neumann, Anatoly Dvorsky, Jonathan Bar-Or, Oren Cohen, Ofir Witzman, Liron Tayeb, Elazar Levi Schwarcz, Noam Miller, Tomer Saar
  • Patent number: 11311399
    Abstract: Delivery systems and catheters including lock and release connectors for implantable devices and methods for retaining, positioning, and deploying a medical device are disclosed. The lock and release connectors can include a body and at least one door engaged with the body, wherein the door is moveable from a first position to a second position. The lock and release connectors can further include at least one fastener connecting at least one end of the door to the body. The door can be integral with the body or connected and can comprise a shape memory material and/or other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Desrosiers, Daniel James Murray, Michael G. Valdez, Liron Tayeb, David Maimon, Eitan Atias, Adi Carmi
  • Patent number: 11291540
    Abstract: Docking stations for transcatheter valves are described. The docking stations can include an expandable frame, at least one sealing portion, and a valve seat. The expandable frame can be configured to conform to an interior shape of a portion of the circulatory system when expanded inside the circulatory system. The sealing portion can be configured to contact an interior surface of the circulatory system to create a seal. The valve seat can be connected to the expandable frame and can be configured to support an expandable transcatheter valve. The docking stations are adaptable to different anatomies/locations to allow implantation of a transcatheter valve in a variety of anatomies/locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Liron Tayeb, Eran Goldberg, David Maimon, Adi Carmi, Arie Tylis, Ofir Witzman, Ralph Schneider, Mohammad Jafari, Hengchu Cao, Eason Michael Abbott, Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Tomer Saar, Anatoly Dvorsky, John J. Desrosiers, Daniel James Murray, Michael G. Valdez, Assaf Bash, Amir Blumenfeld, Noa Axelrod, Eitan Atias
  • Patent number: 11273062
    Abstract: An expandable sheath is disclosed herein, which has a first polymeric layer and a braided layer positioned radially outward of the first polymeric layer. The braided layer includes a plurality of filaments braided together. The expandable sheaths further include a resilient elastic layer positioned radially outward of the braided layer. The elastic layer is configured to apply radial force to the braided layer and the first polymeric layer. The expandable sheath further includes a second polymeric layer positioned radially outward of the elastic layer and bonded to the first polymeric layer such that the braided layer and the elastic layer are encapsulated between the first and second polymeric layers. Methods of making and using the devices disclosed herein are also disclosed, as are crimping devices that may be used in methods of making the devices disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eran Goldberg, Noa Axelrod, Yair A. Neumann, Boaz Manash, David Maimon, Eyal Leiba, Ralph Schneider, Liron Tayeb
  • Publication number: 20220023038
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve has an annular frame including a plurality of strut members that is radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration and radially expandable to an expanded configuration. A leaflet structure is situated at least partially within the frame. The leaflet structure includes a plurality of leaflets, each leaflet having opposing commissure tab portions on opposite sides of the leaflet. Each commissure tab portion is paired with an adjacent commissure tab portion of an adjacent leaflet to form a commissure. The commissure tab portions of each leaflet are folded to form a plurality of layers positioned on the inside of the frame. A reinforcement member is positioned between the layers of each commissure tab portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolay Gurovich, Michael Bukin, Alexey Tsypenyuk, Elena Sherman, Dikla Kersh, Boaz Manash, Liron Tayeb, Ziv Yohanan, Alexander Barash, Yair A. Neumann, Tomer Saar
  • Publication number: 20210322162
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve includes an annular frame and a skirt. The frame is radially expandable and compressible between a radially compressed configuration and a radially expanded configuration. The skirt has a fold around an inflow end of the frame so as to cover at least a portion of an outer surface of the frame and at least a portion of an inner surface of the frame. When the frame is in the radially expanded configuration, an outer portion of the skirt tightly conforms to the outer surface of the frame and the inflow end of the frame is axially spaced from the fold to form an axially extending gap between the frame and the fold. When the frame is in the radially compressed configuration, the inflow end of the frame extends axially so as to at least partially fill the axially extending gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Liron Tayeb, Tamir S. Levi
  • Publication number: 20210315697
    Abstract: The active introducer sheath systems disclosed herein are expanded by activating a translation mechanism at the handle. The sheath has an inner cylindrical structure of comingled fixed and mobile elongate rods bound together by an attachment line. Activating the translation mechanism causes the mobile rods to move axially with respect to the fixed rods, changing the internal tension in the attachment line. Increased tension draws the fixed and mobile rods closer together, decreasing the diameter of the cylindrical structure. Decreased tension in the attachment line enables the fixed and mobile rods to move apart, increasing the diameter of the cylindrical structure. A prosthetic device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, can be routed through the expanded sheath and to the implantation site. During implantation, the sheath can be contracted back to its original outer diameter, and expanded again for retrieval of the delivery apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Liron Tayeb, Eran Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11135056
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes an annular frame including a plurality of strut members that is radially collapsible and expandable. A leaflet structure is situated within the frame, and includes a plurality of leaflets having opposing commissure tab portions on opposite sides of the leaflet. Each commissure tab portion is paired with an adjacent commissure tab portion of an adjacent leaflet to form one or more commissures. A commissure support element is positioned at each of the commissures, and comprise a first member and a second member that are separable from each other and configured to receive leaflets therebetween. The first and second members are detached from the frame and spaced radially inwardly from the frame such that the members contact the leaflets radially inward from the frame and limit movement of the leaflets so that they articulate at a location that is spaced radially inwardly from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolay Gurovich, Michael Bukin, Alexey M. Tsypenyuk, Elena Sherman, Dikla Kersh, Boaz Manash, Liron Tayeb, Ziv Yohanan, Alexander Barash, Yair A. Neumann, Tomer Saar
  • Publication number: 20210282757
    Abstract: Valvular implants and blood vessel closure devices herein are configured to be positioned in the heart and to block regurgitant blood flow from the heart into blood vessels supplying blood to the heart. The valvular implants can have a cover, a membrane, a valve, a resilient frame, and/or other features. Some valvular implants can have anchors to be positioned in the blood vessels, such as in pulmonary veins, and can anchor the implant to the heart wall. Various embodiments of covers and/or membranes act as valves contracting and expanding, to alternately permit and block blood flow. The valvular implants can cover one or more blood vessels, such as one, two, three, or four pulmonary veins, and can also be configured and implanted to block an appendage to the heart, such as the left atrial appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Boaz Manash, Eitan Atias, Liron Tayeb, Amir Blumenfeld, David Maimon, Eyal Leiba
  • Publication number: 20210275296
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve that is radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration and radially expandable to an expanded configuration includes an annular frame having an inflow end, an outflow end, and a longitudinal axis. A leaflet structure is positioned within the frame and secured thereto, and a sealing element is secured to the frame. The sealing element includes a first woven portion extending circumferentially around the frame. The first woven portion includes a plurality of interwoven filaments. The sealing element further includes a second woven portion extending circumferentially around the frame and spaced apart from the first woven portion along the longitudinal axis of the frame. At least a portion of the filaments exit the weave of the first woven portion and form loops extending radially outwardly from the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Tamir S. Levi, Giolnara Pinhas, Liraz Marom, Elena Sherman, Noam Mizrahi, Delfin Rafael Ruiz, Sandip Vasant Pawar, Liron Tayeb
  • Patent number: 11051939
    Abstract: The active introducer sheath systems disclosed herein are expanded by activating a translation mechanism at the handle. The sheath has an inner cylindrical structure of comingled fixed and mobile elongate rods bound together by an attachment line. Activating the translation mechanism causes the mobile rods to move axially with respect to the fixed rods, changing the internal tension in the attachment line. Increased tension draws the fixed and mobile rods closer together, decreasing the diameter of the cylindrical structure. Decreased tension in the attachment line enables the fixed and mobile rods to move apart, increasing the diameter of the cylindrical structure. A prosthetic device, such as a prosthetic heart valve, can be routed through the expanded sheath and to the implantation site. During implantation, the sheath can be contracted back to its original outer diameter, and expanded again for retrieval of the delivery apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Liron Tayeb
  • Patent number: 11013595
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve that is radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration and radially expandable to an expanded configuration includes an annular frame having an inflow end, an outflow end, and a longitudinal axis. A leaflet structure is positioned within the frame and secured thereto, and a sealing element is secured to the frame. The sealing element includes a first woven portion extending circumferentially around the frame. The first woven portion includes a plurality of interwoven filaments. The sealing element further includes a second woven portion extending circumferentially around the frame and spaced apart from the first woven portion along the longitudinal axis of the frame. At least a portion of the filaments exit the weave of the first woven portion and form loops extending radially outwardly from the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Tamir S. Levi, Giolnara Pinhas, Liraz Marom, Elena Sherman, Noam Mizrahi, Delfin Rafael Ruiz, Sandip Vasant Pawar, Liron Tayeb
  • Publication number: 20210085459
    Abstract: The expandable sheath and methods of use disclosed herein are used to deliver a prosthetic device through a patient's vasculature. The sheath is constructed to be expandable in the circumferential direction, while maintaining sufficient stiffness in the longitudinal direction to withstand pushing and resist kinking. The sheath includes a plurality of curved arms extending outwardly from a longitudinally extending spine. The curved arms move away from the longitudinal axis of the sheath when pushed radially outwardly by a passing prosthetic device, and move back toward the longitudinal axis once the prosthetic device has passed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Eran Goldberg, Liron Tayeb
  • Publication number: 20210052849
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are reinforced expandable introducer sheaths and methods of using the same. The sheaths minimize trauma to the patient's vasculature by including a reinforcing member to improve the push force of the sheath while reducing the chances of kinking during delivery of a prosthetic device. The sheath can include a plurality of expandable rings aligned along the longitudinal axis of the sheath and coupled together to form an elongated tubular structure. The sheath can also include a plurality of radial members circumferentially arranged to form a tubular support structure. The radial members slidingly interconnected around the circumference of the tubular structure to facilitate radial expansion of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Eran Goldberg, Liron Tayeb, David Maimon
  • Patent number: 10856981
    Abstract: The expandable sheath and methods of use disclosed herein are used to deliver a prosthetic device through a patient's vasculature. The sheath is constructed to be expandable in the circumferential direction, while maintaining sufficient stiffness in the longitudinal direction to withstand pushing and resist kinking. The sheath includes a plurality of curved arms extending outwardly from a longitudinally extending spine. The curved arms move away from the longitudinal axis of the sheath when pushed radially outwardly by a passing prosthetic device, and move back toward the longitudinal axis once the prosthetic device has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Eran Goldberg, Liron Tayeb
  • Publication number: 20200297482
    Abstract: An assembly can comprise a radially expandable and compressible annular frame, at least one linear actuator assembly coupled to the frame and at least one locking mechanism coupled to the frame. The linear actuator can be configured to apply a distally directed force and/or a proximally directed force to the frame to radially expand or compress the frame. The locking mechanism can comprise a first sleeve member connected to the frame at a first location, a second sleeve member having internal threads and being connected to the frame at a second location, and a first screw configured to engage the internal threads of the second sleeve member to retain the frame in a radially expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: David Maimon, Boaz Manash, Eyal Leiba, Ziv Yohanan, Yair A. Neumann, Anatoly Dvorsky, Jonathan Bar-Or, Oren Cohen, Ofir Witzman, Liron Tayeb, Elazar Levi Schwarcz, Noam Miller, Tomer Saar