Patents by Inventor Mladen Solar

Mladen Solar 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: 4546759
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assisting right ventricle function of the human heart is described. A catheter having three longitudinally spaced balloon elements is inserted into the blood vessels adjacent the heart such that the first and third balloon elements are disposed in the superior vena cava and the inferior vena cava, respectively, and the intermediate balloon element in the right atrial chamber. The superior vena cava and the inferior vena cava are simultaneously occluded by inflation of the first and third balloon elements and, after occlusion, the atrial chamber is pressurized, by inflation of the intermediate balloon element, to urge blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle. The first and third balloon elements are then deflated to allow blood flow to resume through the respective vessels and, thereafter, the intermediate balloon element is deflated to allow the atrial chamber to fill with blood. The cycle is repeated periodically at the heart rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Inventor: Mladen Solar