Patents by Inventor Per Ola Kimblad

Per Ola Kimblad 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: 20030153946
    Abstract: A device for treatment of atrioventricular regurgitation comprises a suturing means. The suturing means has such dimensions as to be introducible, via blood vessels leading to the heart, to two leaflets of the atrioventricular valve between an atrium and a corresponding ventricle of the heart. Further, the suturing means is designed for binding together the two leaflets in a position along the free edges of the leaflets. As a result, the closing of the valve is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences AG
    Inventor: Per Ola Kimblad
  • Publication number: 20030135267
    Abstract: A medical device and a method for providing a change of shape in a part of the body of an organism. The device is insertable into the body of the organism and comprises a member having a preferred state of shape and having a tendency to transfer its shape towards said preferred state of shape when being in a non-preferred state of shape. The device further comprises a resorbable means which is arranged to hold the member in the non-preferred state of shape and to delay the transfer when the device is inserted into the body of the organism by counteracting said transfer during resorption of the resorbable means by the surrounding body of the organism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, Per Ola Kimblad
  • Publication number: 20030069636
    Abstract: A method for treatment of mitral annulus dilatation comprises reducing the circumference of the mitral valve annulus. The method further comprises inserting an elongate body into the coronary sinus in the vicinity of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve, fixing the position of the elongate body relative to the coronary sinus, and changing the shape of the elongate body in order to remodel the mitral valve annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, Per Ola Kimblad
  • Publication number: 20010018611
    Abstract: A device for treatment of mitral annulus dilatation comprises an elongate body having two states. In a first of these states the elongate body is insertable into the coronary sinus and has a shape adapting to the shape of the coronary sinus. When positioned in the coronary sinus, the elongate body is transferable to the second state assuming a reduced radius of curvature, whereby the radius of curvature of the coronary sinus and the radius of curvature as well as the circumference of the mitral annulus is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, Per Ola Kimblad, Erwin Berger, Michael Schwager
  • Patent number: 6210432
    Abstract: A device for treatment of mitral annulus dilatation comprises an elongate body having two states. In a first of these states the elongate body is insertable into the coronary sinus and has a shape adapting to the shape of the coronary sinus. When positioned in the coronary sinus, the elongate body is transferable to the second state assuming a reduced radius of curvature, whereby the radius of curvature of the coronary sinus and the radius of curvature as well as the circumference of the mitral annulus is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Inventors: Jan Otto Solem, Per Ola Kimblad