Patents by Inventor Mina S. Fahim

Mina S. Fahim 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: 10537287
    Abstract: Prosthetic heart devices may be implanted into the heart with a sensor coupled to the device, the sensor being configured to measure physiological data, such as blood pressure, in the heart. Devices that may employ such sensors include prosthetic heart valves and occlusion devices, although sensor systems may be deployed in the heart separate from other implantable devices. The sensors may include a body with different configurations for attaching to the implantable device, such as apertures for sutures or fingers for connecting to structures of the implantable device. The sensors may provide data that allow a determination of aortic regurgitation or other information indicative of function of the implantable device and patient health during and after implantation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Steven Frederick Anderl, Jason White, Paul E. Ashworth, Morgan Low, Loell Boyce Moon, Neelakantan Saikrishnan
  • Publication number: 20200008939
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve having a cuff attached to a stent provides a seal for preventing paravalvular leakage. The cuff may be constructed from known sealing materials to fill in and around paravalvular leakage gaps, while continuously collapsing down into a low profile volume within the stent. The cuff has a first cuff portion positioned on the luminal surface of the stent and a second cuff portion. The second cuff portion has a deployed configuration in which a region of the second cuff portion is spaced from the abluminal surface of the stent and an initial configuration different from the deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Mina S. Fahim, Peter N. Braido
  • Patent number: 10500039
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve may include a collapsible and expandable stent extending in a flow direction between a proximal end and a distal end, a cuff attached to an annulus section of the stent and having an outer surface facing in a radial direction orthogonal to the flow direction, a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets attached to the cuff, and a sealing structure attached to the annulus section of the stent at an inner edge of the sealing structure. The flow direction may be defined from the proximal end toward the distal end. The sealing structure may have an outer edge remote from the inner edge. The sealing structure may have a collapsed condition with the outer edge disposed adjacent the outer surface of the cuff and an expanded condition with the outer edge spaced apart from the outer surface of the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Patent number: 10456256
    Abstract: A device for repairing a native heart valve includes a reinforcing structure configured to couple to a portion of the native heart valve to remodel a geometry of the native heart valve, and at least one supporting member connected to the reinforcing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Thomas M. Benson, Theodore Paul Dale, Andrea N. Para, Mark Krans, Mathias Charles Glimsdale
  • Patent number: 10433791
    Abstract: A prosthetic device for implanting in a patient's heart includes (i) a therapeutic device capable of restoring function to a native heart valve; and (ii) at least one sensor including a body, an inductor coil disposed within the body, and a capacitor in communication with the inductor coil, the at least one sensor being coupled to the therapeutic device, and being configured to monitor proper function of the therapeutic device within the patient's heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Loell Boyce Moon, Paul E. Ashworth, Neelakantan Saikrishnan, Steven Frederick Anderl
  • Patent number: 10420641
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve having a cuff attached to a stent provides a seal for preventing paravalvular leakage. The cuff may be constructed from known sealing materials to fill in and around paravalvular leakage gaps, while continuously collapsing down into a low profile volume within the stent. The cuff is coupled circumferentially about the stent by members which may be in the nature of dimension and/or shape memory material having a tensioned and relaxed state. The members may be in the form of elongated elastic members or coiled members. When in the tensioned state, the cuff is located within the stent volume to provide a low profile prosthetic heart valve. Upon relaxing of the members, the cuff is pulled over the abluminal surface of the stent to form a cuff seal circumscribing the stent for preventing paravalvular leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Mina S. Fahim, Peter N. Braido
  • Patent number: 10413363
    Abstract: A method for enhancing a surgical procedure includes providing a three-dimensional model of a patient's organ of a patient based on pre-operative image data of the patient's organ; identifying positional data corresponding to a first position of at least one target treatment anatomy of the patient relative to a second position of an ancillary target anatomy of the patient based on an analysis of the three-dimensional model of the patient's organ of the patient; selecting a puncture location based on the identified positional data; and displaying, by an augmented reality device, a virtual organ object via an augmented reality display system overlaying a real-world environment, the virtual organ object corresponding to the three-dimensional model and visually indicating the selected puncture location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mina S. Fahim, Peter N. Braido, Ross D. Hinrichsen
  • Patent number: 10390948
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition, the stent having a proximal end, a distal end and a plurality of commissure features. The heart valve further includes a valve assembly secured to the stent, the valve assembly including a cuff and a plurality of leaflets, each of the leaflets having a free edge having a first end and a second end, and a second edge secured to the cuff, the second edge having a first end, a second end, a first folded portion adjacent the first end, a second folded portion adjacent the second end, and an unfolded portion between the first and second folded portions. The first and second folded portions couple the leaflet to ones of the commissure features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Julia Schraut, Mina S. Fahim, Andrea N. Para, Kent J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20190183577
    Abstract: A method for enhancing a surgical procedure includes providing a three-dimensional model of a patient's organ of a patient based on pre-operative image data of the patient's organ; identifying positional data corresponding to a first position of at least one target treatment anatomy of the patient relative to a second position of an ancillary target anatomy of the patient based on an analysis of the three-dimensional model of the patient's organ of the patient; selecting a puncture location based on the identified positional data; and displaying, by an augmented reality device, a virtual organ object via an augmented reality display system overlaying a real-world environment, the virtual organ object corresponding to the three-dimensional model and visually indicating the selected puncture location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Mina S. FAHIM, Peter N. BRAIDO, Ross D. HINRICHSEN
  • Publication number: 20190183576
    Abstract: An augmented reality system includes an augmented reality display system; and processing circuitry in communication with the augmented reality display system. The processing circuity configured to receive, from a mapping system, data associated with a subject's anatomical feature; receive, from a navigation system, an indication of a position of a treatment device within the subject's anatomical feature; and display, via the augmented reality display system, a virtual organ object and at least one of the data associated with the subject's anatomical feature and the indication of the position of the treatment device within the subject's anatomical feature overlaying a real-world environment viewable by a user via the augmented reality display system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Mina S. FAHIM, Peter N. BRAIDO, Ross D. HINRICHSEN, Jeffrey J. JANNICKE
  • Publication number: 20190151082
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent extending in a longitudinal direction, the stent being formed of a plurality of struts forming cells and having a plurality of commissure features, a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. A valve assembly may be secured to the stent, the valve assembly including a cuff and a plurality of leaflets. The cuff may be formed of a fabric and a second material different from the fabric, the cuff having commissure peaks and a plurality of midpeaks disposed between the commissure peaks. Each of the leaflets may have a free edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20190142584
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve may include a collapsible and expandable stent extending in a flow direction between a proximal end and a distal end, a cuff attached to an annulus section of the stent, a plurality of prosthetic valve leaflets each having a belly attached to the cuff between a first location and a second location downstream of the first location in a flow direction, and a sealing structure attached to the annulus section of the stent. The annulus section of the stent may be adjacent the proximal end. The stent may include a plurality of struts shaped to form a plurality of cells connected to one another in a plurality of annular rows around the stent. The sealing structure may have a deployed condition with a diameter greater than a diameter of the proximal end of the stent when the stent is in an expanded use condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20190110894
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve having an inflow end and an outflow end includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a plurality of commissure features, a plurality of first struts and a plurality of second struts. The plurality of first struts define a substantially cylindrical portion and the plurality of second struts have first ends attached to the cylindrical portion and free ends projecting radially outward from the cylindrical portion and configured to couple to adjacent heart tissue to anchor the stent. A collapsible and expandable valve assembly disposed within the stent has a plurality of leaflets coupled to the commissure features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Thomas M. Benson, Theodore Paul Dale, Andrea N. Para, Mark Krans, Mathias Charles Glimsdale
  • Patent number: 10226332
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent extending in a longitudinal direction, the stent being formed of a plurality of struts forming cells and having a plurality of commissure features, a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. A valve assembly may be secured to the stent, the valve assembly including a cuff and a plurality of leaflets. The cuff may be formed of a fabric and a second material different from the fabric, the cuff having commissure peaks and a plurality of midpeaks disposed between the commissure peaks. Each of the leaflets may have a free edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20190060065
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve may include a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end, and a plurality of cells connected to one another in annular rows around the stent, a cuff attached to the stent, and a sealing member attached to the cuff and extending from a proximal end of the cuff to a free edge. The sealing member may be movable between an extended condition in which the free edge is located proximally of the proximal end of the stent, and an inverted condition in which the free edge is located distally of the proximal end of the stent and a first surface of the sealing member confronts an outward-facing surface of the cuff. Various mechanisms for moving the sealing member are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Yousef F. Alkhatib, Steven Frederick Anderl, Jacob John Daly, Mina S. Fahim, Kent J. Smith, Ralph Joseph Thomas
  • Publication number: 20190038409
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end. The stent is formed of a plurality of struts. A cuff is coupled to the stent. The cuff has one or more features configured to reduce abrasion and/or perivalvular leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia A. Schraut, Peter N. Braido, Ramji T. Venkatasubramanian, Aditee Kurane, Mina S. Fahim, Jaishankar Kutty
  • Patent number: 10179042
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve having an inflow end and an outflow end includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a plurality of commissure features, a plurality of first struts and a plurality of second struts. The plurality of first struts define a substantially cylindrical portion and the plurality of second struts have first ends attached to the cylindrical portion and free ends projecting radially outward from the cylindrical portion and configured to couple to adjacent heart tissue to anchor the stent. A collapsible and expandable valve assembly disposed within the stent has a plurality of leaflets coupled to the commissure features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Thomas M. Benson, Theodore Paul Dale, Andrea N. Para, Mark Krans, Mathias Charles Glimsdale
  • Patent number: 10143551
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve 300 may include a collapsible and expandable stent 306 having a proximal end 302, a distal end 304, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end, and a plurality of cells connected to one another in annular rows around the stent, a cuff 312 attached to the stent, and a sealing member 322 attached to the cuff and extending from a proximal end 313 of the cuff to a free edge 323. The sealing member 322 may be movable between an extended condition in which the free edge 323 is located proximally of the proximal end 302 of the stent 306, and an inverted condition in which the free edge is located distally of the proximal end of the stent and a first surface 324 of the sealing member confronts an outward-facing surface of the cuff. Various mechanisms for moving the sealing member 322 are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Yousef F. Alkhatib, Steven Frederick Anderl, Jacob John Daly, Mina S. Fahim, Kent J. Smith, Ralph J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10136992
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end, a distal end, an annulus section adjacent the proximal end and an aortic section adjacent the distal end, the stent including a plurality of struts. The heart valve further includes a collapsible and expandable valve assembly including a cuff and a plurality of leaflets, the cuff being coupled to selected ones of the plurality of struts and having microspheres disposed therein. The microspheres are capable of expanding upon contact with blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Julia A. Schraut, Peter N. Braido, Ramji T. Venkatasubramanian, Aditee Kurane, Mina S. Fahim, Jaishankar Kutty
  • Publication number: 20180271445
    Abstract: A sensor implantation assembly is disclosed that includes a tissue puncture closure device. The tissue puncture closure device has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and a suture extending from the proximal end portion to the distal end portion. A suture anchor assembly is also included that is insertable through a tissue wall puncture. The suture anchor assembly is attached to the suture at the distal end portion of the closure device and has a diagnostic sensor. A sealing pad is positioned around the suture at the distal end portion and is slidable along the suture. The diagnostic sensor may be placed within a tissue wall to gather diagnostic information such as pressure measurements at or near the site of the tissue puncture closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. BRAIDO, Neelakantan SAIKRISHNAN, Mina S. FAHIM