Patents by Inventor Shlomo Gabbay

Shlomo Gabbay 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: 20190239904
    Abstract: A method and device for perforating an aortic valve to remove excessive calcium deposits on aortic valve leaflets improves the implantation of TAVI replacement valves in patients. By removing excessive calcium deposits, the radial pressure exerted by implanted TAVI replacement valves is reduced, such that there is less blood leakage around the valve and less stress on the cardiac conductive system. A device with a collapsible punch is inserted into the aortic valve. The punch is separable such that the aortic valve leaflets are positioned between at least two elements of the punch. The two elements then compress together with the leaflets between them, causing the aortic valve to be perforated. A circumferential ring of the remaining aortic valve and calcium deposits are left to provide stability for the TAVI replacement valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventor: SHLOMO GABBAY
  • Patent number: 9980817
    Abstract: A method of crimping and loading prosthetic heart valves comprises folding a crimping sheet to form a spiral wrapped around a heart valve; manually rolling and tightening the spiral to compress the valve inside the spiral; inserting the tightened spiral wrapped around the valve into a cannula; and displacing the valve out of the tightened spiral and into the cannula. A kit for crimping and loading the valve into a delivery device comprises a crimping sheet foldable to form a spiral wrapped around the valve, the spiral manually rollable and tightenable to compress the valve wrapped inside the spiral, so that the tightened spiral is slidably insertable into a lumen of a cannula for delivering the valve; and a plunger sized for insertion into the tightened spiral to displace the heart valve out of the spiral and into the lumen of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Publication number: 20180098783
    Abstract: A method and device for perforating an aortic valve to remove excessive calcium deposits on aortic valve leaflets improves the implantation of TAVI replacement valves in patients. By removing excessive calcium deposits, the radial pressure exerted by implanted TAVI replacement valves is reduced, such that there is less blood leakage around the valve and less stress on the cardiac conductive system. A device with a collapsible punch is inserted into the aortic valve. The punch is separable such that the aortic valve leaflets are positioned between at least two elements of the punch. The two elements then compress together with the leaflets between them, causing the aortic valve to be perforated. A circumferential ring of the remaining aortic valve and calcium deposits are left to provide stability for the TAVI replacement valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventor: Shlomo GABBAY
  • Publication number: 20180098777
    Abstract: A method and device for perforating an aortic valve to remove excessive calcium deposits on aortic valve leaflets improves the implantation of TAVI replacement valves in patients. By removing excessive calcium deposits, the radial pressure exerted by implanted TAVI replacement valves is reduced, such that there is less blood leakage around the valve and less stress on the cardiac conductive system. A device with a fusiform punch is inserted into the aortic valve. The punch is separable such that the aortic valve leaflets are positioned between at least two elements of the punch. The two elements then compress together with the leaflets between them, causing the aortic valve to be perforated. A circumferential ring of the remaining aortic valve and calcium deposits are left to provide stability for the TAVI replacement valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventor: Shlomo GABBAY
  • Publication number: 20170100243
    Abstract: A method of crimping and loading prosthetic heart valves comprises folding a crimping sheet to form a spiral wrapped around a heart valve; manually rolling and tightening the spiral to compress the valve inside the spiral; inserting the tightened spiral wrapped around the valve into a cannula; and displacing the valve out of the tightened spiral and into the cannula. A kit for crimping and loading the valve into a delivery device comprises a crimping sheet foldable to form a spiral wrapped around the valve, the spiral manually rollable and tightenable to compress the valve wrapped inside the spiral, so that the tightened spiral is slidably insertable into a lumen of a cannula for delivering the valve; and a plunger sized for insertion into the tightened spiral to displace the heart valve out of the spiral and into the lumen of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Publication number: 20160324634
    Abstract: A method for implanting a heart valve into a patient's heart can include securing the heart valve prosthesis to a distal portion of an implanter apparatus. An opening is created in muscle tissue of the patient's heart, through which a length of the barrel is inserted such that an end of the barrel is advanced toward the implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis is advanced through the barrel to the implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis is positioned at the desired implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis can be expanded at the desired implantation site to anchor the prosthesis into adjacent tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Patent number: 9414912
    Abstract: A method for implanting a heart valve into a patient's heart can include inserting the heart valve prosthesis into a barrel of an implanter apparatus. An opening is created in muscle tissue of the patient's heart to provide a substantially direct path that extends from the opening to a desired implantation site in the heart. A length of the barrel is inserted through the opening in the tissue such that an end of the barrel and the opening are along the direct path to the implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis is advanced through the barrel to the implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis is positioned at the desired implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis can be expanded at the desired implantation site from the reduced cross-sectional dimension toward the expanded cross-sectional dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences CardiAQ LLC
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Patent number: 9005279
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mitigating prolapsed are disclosed. The apparatus includes a contact member and an elongated rod that can be used to hold the contact member in position for coapting with a patient's native leaflets. A similarly configured sizing apparatus can also be used to facilitate implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Patent number: 8845722
    Abstract: A heart valve prosthesis has a supported valve including a biological valve portion mounted within a support structure. The supported valve has inflow and outflow ends spaced axially apart from each other. A fixation support member includes an inflow portion that extends from a radially inner contact surface of the fixation support member radially outwardly and axially in a direction of the inflow end of the supported valve. An outflow portion of the fixation support member extends from the radially inner contact surface radially outwardly and axially in a direction away from the inflow portion of the fixation support member. The radially inner contact surface is attached to a radially outer surface of the supported valve adjacent the inflow end of the supported valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Patent number: 8757142
    Abstract: A solar collector, comprising: (a) a plurality of thermosiphon tubes in which water flows, each tube having a top opening and a bottom opening; (b) a top manifold having a water inlet and water outlet and disposed at the top opening of the tubes, providing both a water feed into at least one of the plurality of tubes and a water exit from the rest of the tubes; and (c) a bottom basin connecting the bottom openings of the tubes. In some embodiments the plurality of tubes are divided into at least one inlet tube and the rest as outlet tubes by a stopper disposed in the top manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Shlomo Gabbay, Abad Luis
  • Publication number: 20120150290
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mitigating prolapsed are disclosed. The apparatus includes a contact member and an elongated rod that can be used to hold the contact member in position for coapting with a patient's native leaflets. A similarly configured sizing apparatus can also be used to facilitate implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Publication number: 20110238166
    Abstract: A method for implanting a heart valve into a patient's heart can include inserting the heart valve prosthesis into a barrel of an implanter apparatus, such that the heart valve prosthesis has a reduced cross-sectional dimension relative to a fully expanded cross-sectional dimension of the heart valve prosthesis. An opening is created in muscle tissue of the patient's heart to provide a substantially direct path that extends from the opening to a desired implantation site in the heart. A length of the barrel is inserted through the opening in the tissue such that an end of the barrel and the opening are along the direct path to the implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis is advanced through the barrel to the implantation site. The heart valve prosthesis is positioned at the desired implantation site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: SHLOMO GABBAY
  • Publication number: 20110224678
    Abstract: A method of implanting a cardiac prosthesis is disclosed. The method can include placing a cardiac prosthesis into an elongated barrel of an implanter, the barrel comprising an open discharge end. An introducer apparatus is attached onto the open discharge end of the barrel, the introducer apparatus comprising a sidewall portion that extends from a first end portion and terminates in a distal end portion that gradually tapers to cross-sectional dimension that is less than cross-sectional dimension at the first end portion. The introducer apparatus can be configured to permit movement of the barrel, including the discharge end, axially through and beyond the distal end portion of the introducer apparatus. An opening can be created in tissue that provides a path from the opening to an implantation site. The introducer apparatus is inserted into the opening and the barrel axially can be moved through the introducer apparatus to position the discharge end of the barrel near the implantation site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: SHLOMO GABBAY
  • Publication number: 20110162640
    Abstract: A solar collector, comprising: (a) a plurality of thermosiphon tubes in which water flows, each tube having a top opening and a bottom opening; (b) a top manifold having a water inlet and water outlet and disposed at the top opening of the tubes, providing both a water feed into at least one of the plurality of tubes and a water exit from the rest of the tubes; and (c) a bottom basin connecting the bottom openings of the tubes. In some embodiments the plurality of tubes are divided into at least one inlet tube and the rest as outlet tubes by a stopper disposed in the top manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Shlomo Gabbay, Abad Luis
  • Publication number: 20110029072
    Abstract: A heart valve prosthesis can include a supported valve including a biological valve portion mounted within a support structure. The supported valve is configured to provide for substantially unidirectional flow of blood through the supported valve. The supported valve has inflow and outflow ends that are spaced axially apart from each other. A fixation support member includes inflow and outflow portions. The inflow portion of the fixation support member extends from a radially inner contact surface of the fixation support member radially outwardly and axially in a direction of the inflow end of the supported valve. The outflow portion of the fixation support member extends from the radially inner contact surface radially outwardly and axially in a direction away from the inflow portion of the fixation support member. The radially inner contact surface is attached to a radially outer surface of the supported valve adjacent the inflow end of the supported valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Patent number: 7803185
    Abstract: A method of implanting a heart valve prosthesis is disclosed. A valve is mounted within a support apparatus that is deformable between an expanded and a reduced cross-sectional condition. The prosthesis can be implanted into a patient's heart, such as during a direct vision procedure through a generally tubular implantation apparatus that maintains the prosthesis in its reduced cross-sectional condition until discharged from the tubular apparatus at a desired implantation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Publication number: 20090248149
    Abstract: A heart valve prosthesis may include a cylindrical support extending between axially spaced apart ends thereof, the cylindrical support including a plurality of support features extend generally axially between the opposed ends of the support, adjacent pairs of the support features being interconnected so as to bias the cylindrical support radially outwardly. A valve is mounted within the support to define a supported valve. The supported valve can include a sidewall portion extending between inflow and outflow ends thereof, the inflow and outflow ends of the valve sidewall portion being mounted within the cylindrical support such that ends of the sidewall portion are spaced axially apart from the spaced apart ends of the cylindrical support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: SHLOMO GABBAY
  • Patent number: 7510573
    Abstract: A sizing apparatus can include a contact member having a curved contact surface, the contact surface extending in a substantially convex shape from a proximal end to a distal end along a direction that lies in a same plane as a first axis, the contact surface extending in a substantially concave shape between spaced apart first and second side edges along a direction that lies in a plane that is substantially transverse to the first axis. The sizing apparatus can also include an arm extending from the contact member substantially parallel to the first axis. A flange may also be provided to facilitate use of the sizing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Patent number: 7510572
    Abstract: A heart valve prosthesis and method of implanting the prosthesis are disclosed. A valve is mounted within a support apparatus that is deformable between a first condition and a second condition. The prosthesis has a cross-sectional dimension in the second condition that is less than a cross-sectional dimension of the supported valve when in first condition. The prosthesis can be implanted into a patient's heart, such as during a direct vision procedure through a tubular implantation apparatus that maintains the prosthesis in its second condition until discharged from the tubular apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2009
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay
  • Patent number: 7374573
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed for improving ventricular function of a patient's heart. According to one embodiment, the system includes a pouch that defines a chamber dimensioned and configured to simulate at least a portion of a heart chamber. The pouch has a sidewall portion extending from an inflow annulus and terminating in a closed distal end spaced apart from the inflow annulus. A generally cylindrical outflow portion extends from the sidewall portion of the pouch and terminating in an outflow annulus thereof to provide for flow of fluid from the chamber through the outflow annulus. A valve is operatively associated with the inflow annulus of the pouch to provide for substantially unidirectional flow of fluid through the inflow annulus and into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Shlomo Gabbay