Patents by Inventor Mark A. Konno

Mark A. Konno 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: 20200038185
    Abstract: The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon. The implant may be configured to have a generally D-shaped configuration when initially implanted, but to assume a generally circular form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mark A. Konno, Yaron Keidar
  • Patent number: 10478301
    Abstract: The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon. The implant may be configured to have a generally D-shaped configuration when initially implanted, but to assume a generally circular form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Mark A. Konno, Yaron Keidar
  • Publication number: 20190209319
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventor: Mark A. Konno
  • Patent number: 10231836
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Mark A. Konno
  • Publication number: 20180368706
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method for compensating for hydrostatic pressure offset in transducer-based pressure measurements. The system may comprise: a measurement pressure transducer to measure an apparent fluid pressure at a measurement site, a reference pressure transducer to measure a hydrostatic pressure caused by a level difference between the measurement pressure transducer and the measurement site, and a controller to generate a corrected fluid pressure measurement based on the apparent fluid pressure and the hydrostatic pressure, wherein the measurement pressure transducer and the reference pressure transducer are placed at a same first level, and the measurement site and an end of a fluid-filled tube connected to the reference pressure transducer are at a same second level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Feras Al Hatib, Mark A. Konno, Luong N. Phan, Lindon A. Baker, Richard A. Gros, Aaron R. London
  • Patent number: 9907503
    Abstract: Provided are sensor systems and methods for detecting analytes of bodily fluids. The systems can be used to reduce the administration volume of certain compounds and/or fluids during medical monitoring or other procedures by providing a calibration path configured to receive a first fluid, a sample path isolated from the calibration path, the sample path configured to receive a bodily fluid from a subject, and a sensor apparatus comprising at least one sensor selectively positionable between the calibration path and the sample path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Mark A. Konno
  • Patent number: 9775527
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method for utilizing a pressure transducer simulator that is configured for use with a pressure sensor device and a patient monitoring device. The pressure transducer simulator may be configured to generate a simulation of the output of an analog pressure sensing device to be compatible with the patient monitoring device. The simulation may be based upon a pressure signal received from the pressure sensor device. In one embodiment, the pressure transducer simulator includes a digital potentiometer that is configured to generate an analog signal based upon the pressure signal received from the pressure sensor device and wherein the digital potentiometer is configured to transmit the analog signal to the patient monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Luong N. Phan, Feras Al Hatib, Mark A. Konno, Lindon A. Baker, Richard A. Gros
  • Publication number: 20170224487
    Abstract: The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon. The implant may be configured to have a generally D-shaped configuration when initially implanted, but to assume a generally circular form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Mark A. Konno, Yaron Keidar
  • Patent number: 9636219
    Abstract: The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon. The implant may be configured to have a generally D-shaped configuration when initially implanted, but to assume a generally circular form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Yaron Keidar, Mark A. Konno
  • Publication number: 20160324428
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method for utilizing a pressure transducer simulator that is configured for use with a pressure sensor device and a patient monitoring device. The pressure transducer simulator may be configured to generate a simulation of the output of an analog pressure sensing device to be compatible with the patient monitoring device. The simulation may be based upon a pressure signal received from the pressure sensor device. In one embodiment, the pressure transducer simulator includes a digital potentiometer that is configured to generate an analog signal based upon the pressure signal received from the pressure sensor device and wherein the digital potentiometer is configured to transmit the analog signal to the patient monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Luong N. Phan, Feras Al Hatib, Mark A. Konno, Lindon A. Baker, Richard A. Gros
  • Publication number: 20160228242
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventor: Mark A. Konno
  • Patent number: 9314335
    Abstract: The invention is a prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Konno
  • Publication number: 20150282751
    Abstract: Provided are sensor systems and methods for detecting analytes of bodily fluids. The systems can be used to reduce the administration volume of certain compounds and/or fluids during medical monitoring or other procedures by providing a calibration path configured to receive a first fluid, a sample path isolated from the calibration path, the sample path configured to receive a bodily fluid from a subject, and a sensor apparatus comprising at least one sensor selectively positionable between the calibration path and the sample path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Mark A. Konno
  • Publication number: 20140353153
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for preparing, maintaining, and stabilizing sensors. The apparatus and methods for preparing sensors for use are utilized in advance of the sensor being removed from a sealed, sterilized package. The apparatus include packaging materials having electrical circuits capable of stabilizing a sensor to prepare the sensor for use. The methods for preparing a sensor for use includes methods of providing a solution to a sterilized packaging that contains a sensor connected to a sensor activating circuit, activating the circuit, and allowing the sensor to stabilize. These methods can be performed without compromising the packaging. The apparatus for stabilizing a sensor that is in use include a circuit connectable to the sensor that provides a signal to the sensor that prevents the sensor from becoming destabilized when disconnected from a monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Higgins, Mark A. Konno, Todd Fjield
  • Patent number: 8834703
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for preparing, maintaining, and stabilizing sensors. The apparatus and methods for preparing sensors for use are utilized in advance of the sensor being removed from a sealed, sterilized package. The apparatus include packaging materials having electrical circuits capable of stabilizing a sensor to prepare the sensor for use. The methods for preparing a sensor for use includes methods of providing a solution to a sterilized packaging that contains a sensor connected to a sensor activating circuit, activating the circuit, and allowing the sensor to stabilize. These methods can be performed without compromising the packaging. The apparatus for stabilizing a sensor that is in use include a circuit connectable to the sensor that provides a signal to the sensor that prevents the sensor from becoming destabilized when disconnected from a monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Higgins, Mark Konno, Todd Fjield
  • Publication number: 20140031930
    Abstract: The invention is a cardiac implant, and associated methods therefore, configured to repair and/or replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded/changed form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The implant may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace/repair a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon. The implant may be configured to have a generally D-shaped configuration when initially implanted, but to assume a generally circular form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yaron Keidar, Mark A. Konno
  • Publication number: 20130075278
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for preparing, maintaining, and stabilizing sensors. The apparatus and methods for preparing sensors for use are utilized in advance of the sensor being removed from a sealed, sterilized package. The apparatus include packaging materials having electrical circuits capable of stabilizing a sensor to prepare the sensor for use. The methods for preparing a sensor for use includes methods of providing a solution to a sterilized packaging that contains a sensor connected to a sensor activating circuit, activating the circuit, and allowing the sensor to stabilize. These methods can be performed without compromising the packaging. The apparatus for stabilizing a sensor that is in use include a circuit connectable to the sensor that provides a signal to the sensor that prevents the sensor from becoming destabilized when disconnected from a monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Higgins, Mark Konno, Todd Fjield
  • Patent number: 8287591
    Abstract: The invention is an annuloplasty ring, and associated methods therefore, configured to reshape a native heart valve annulus to correct heart valve function, and also configured to be reshaped into a generally circular form in order to receive and/or support a prosthetic heart valve. The annuloplasty ring may be configured to have a generally D-shaped configuration when initially implanted to correct native valve function, but to assume a generally circular form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Yaron Keidar, Mark Konno
  • Publication number: 20100076548
    Abstract: The invention is a prosthetic heart valve, and associated methods therefore, configured to replace a native heart valve, and having a support frame configured to be reshaped into an expanded form in order to receive and/or support an expandable prosthetic heart valve therein. The prosthetic heart valve may be configured to have a generally rigid and/or expansion-resistant configuration when initially implanted to replace a native valve (or other prosthetic heart valve), but to assume a generally non-rigid and/or expanded/expandable form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Konno
  • Publication number: 20100076549
    Abstract: The invention is an annuloplasty ring, and associated methods therefore, configured to reshape a native heart valve annulus to correct heart valve function, and also configured to be reshaped into a generally circular form in order to receive and/or support a prosthetic heart valve. The annuloplasty ring may be configured to have a generally D-shaped configuration when initially implanted to correct native valve function, but to assume a generally circular form when subjected to an outward force such as that provided by a dilation balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Yaron Keidar, Mark Konno