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).

  • Publication number: 20160278922
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve having an inflow end and an outflow end includes a collapsible and expandable stent including a plurality of cells arranged in rows extending around a circumference of the stent, at least one of the rows forming a flared portion having a diameter that is larger than diameters of others of the rows. The stent further includes engaging arms disposed adjacent the outflow end and extending toward the inflow end, the engaging arms being configured to couple to heart tissue to anchor the stent. A collapsible and expandable valve assembly has a plurality of leaflets disposed within the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    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
  • Publication number: 20160278920
    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: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    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
  • Publication number: 20160250022
    Abstract: A collapsible and expandable stent body includes a generally tubular annulus section, one or more prosthetic valve elements mounted to the stent body, and a cuff attached to the stent body. The prosthetic valve is operative to allow flow in an antegrade direction but to substantially block flow in a retrograde direction. The prosthetic heart valve may include paravalvular leak mitigation features in the form of first and second sealing members. The sealing members are attached to the cuff and extend circumferentially around an abluminal surface of the stent body. The sealing members each have an open side facing in a first axial direction and a closed side facing in an opposite second axial direction. Flow of blood in the second axial direction will tend to force blood into the sealing members and cause the sealing members to billow outwardly relative to the stent body, helping to mitigate paravalvular leak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20160045312
    Abstract: An implantable device system includes an implantable device, such as an annuloplasty ring, for controlling at least a shape and/or size of a heart valve annulus. The implantable device includes an arcuate body and an adjustment system configured to adjust the shape and/or size of the arcuate body. An adjustment tool is configured to be coupled to the adjustment system so that the adjustment tool can be used to activate and control adjustment of the arcuate body. A sensor system is configured to be coupled to the implantable device. The sensor system includes a first sensor configured to measure physiological data at an inflow portion of the valve annulus when the implantable device is implanted into the valve annulus, and a second sensor configured to measure physiological data at an outflow portion of the valve annulus when the implantable device is implanted into the valve annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Chad Joshua Green, Neelakantan Saikrishnan, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20160045316
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Loell Boyce Moon, Paul E. Ashworth, Neelakantan Saikrishnan, Steven Frederick Anderl
  • Publication number: 20160045165
    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: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 18, 2016
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Steven Frederick Anderl, Jason White, Paul E. Ashworth, Morgan Low, Loell Boyce Moon, Neelakantan Saikrishnan
  • Publication number: 20150327996
    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: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Mina S. Fahim, Peter N. Braido
  • Publication number: 20150289973
    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: April 13, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20150282932
    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: June 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Julia A. Neuman, Peter N. Braido, Ramji T. Venkatasubramanian, Aditee Kurane, Mina S. Fahim, Jaishankar Kutty
  • Publication number: 20150209136
    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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20150209141
    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 22, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Kent J. Smith, Andrea L. McCarthy, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20150173899
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicant: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Julia Ann Schraut, Mina S. Fahim, Andrea N. Para, Kent J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150127098
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent body with a generally tubular annulus section, which may include one or more circumferential rows of cells. One or more prosthetic valve elements mounted to the stent body operate to allow blood flow in an antegrade direction but to substantially block flow in a retrograde direction. A cuff is attached to the stent body and positioned on a luminal surface of the stent body. At least one sealing member is attached to the cuff. The sealing member may be patch with an open side facing in a first axial direction and a closed side facing in a second axial direction opposite to the first axial direction. Flow of blood in the second axial direction will tend to force blood into the sealing member and cause the sealing member to billow outwardly relative to the stent body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim
  • Publication number: 20150066141
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end. A plurality of commissure attachment features (“CAFs”) is disposed on the stent, with each CAF including a body and a plurality of eyelets. The eyelets may be arranged in a single column or in a plurality of rows and columns. The prosthetic heart valve also includes a collapsible and expandable valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets connected to the plurality of commissure attachment features. The bodies of the CAFs may include a number of other features including, for example, a slot extending between columns of eyelets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Peter N. Braido, Mina S. Fahim, Andrea L. McCarthy