Patents by Inventor Stanton J. Rowe

Stanton J. Rowe 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: 20190358030
    Abstract: Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and/or one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size. The one or more sealing portions can be connected to the valve seat and extend radially outward of the valve seat. The one or more sealing portions can be constructed to expand outward of the valve seat and provide a seal over a range of sizes. The one or more retaining portions can be connected to the one or more sealing portions. The one or more retaining portions are configured to retain the docking station at a deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Sergio Delgado, Abhijeet Joshi, Dinesh L. Sirimanne, Russell T. Joseph, Eason Michael Abbott, Tram Ngoc Nguyen, Son V. Nguyen, Hien Tran Ngo, Vivian Tran, Charles L. Bowman, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Patent number: 10456251
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Publication number: 20190313774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin layer is gently pulled in a non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the skin layer into the bone layer to effect a “skin tightening” procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Zift Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert A. Van Tassel, Ralph Schneider, Ming Wu, David John Blaeser, Philip Jon Haarstad, Eric J. Simso, Douglas Jay Krone, Brian Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz, Matt Blaeser, Matt Keillor
  • Publication number: 20190240012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for improving the function of a defective heart valve, and particularly for reducing regurgitation through an atrioventricular heart valve—i.e., the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve. For a tricuspid repair, the device includes an anchor deployed in the tissue of the right ventricle, in an orifice opening to the right atrium, or anchored to the tricuspid valve. A flexible anchor rail connects to the anchor and a coaptation element on a catheter rides over the anchor rail. The catheter attaches to the proximal end of the coaptation element, and a locking mechanism fixes the position of the coaptation element relative to the anchor rail. Finally, there is a proximal anchoring feature to fix the proximal end of the coaptation catheter subcutaneously adjacent the subclavian vein. The coaptation element includes an inert covering and helps reduce regurgitation through contact with the valve leaflets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert Van Tassel, Vivian Khalil, Erin M. Spinner, Neil S. Zimmerman, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20190231521
    Abstract: Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and/or one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size. The one or more sealing portions can be connected to the valve seat and extend radially outward of the valve seat. The one or more sealing portions can be constructed to expand outward of the valve seat and provide a seal over a range of sizes. The one or more retaining portions can be connected to the one or more sealing portions. The one or more retaining portions are configured to retain the docking station at a deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Sergio Delgado, Abhijeet Joshi, Dinesh L. Sirinanne, Russell T. Joseph, Eason Michael Abbott, Tram Ngoc Nguyen, Son V. Nguyen, Hien Tran Ngo, Vivian Tran, Charles L. Bowman, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Patent number: 10363130
    Abstract: Expandable docking stations for docking an expandable valve can include a valve seat, one or more sealing portions, and one or more retaining portions. The valve seat can be unexpandable or substantially unexpandable beyond a deployed size. The one or more sealing portions are connected to the valve seat and extend radially outward of the valve seat. The one or more sealing portions are constructed to expand outward of the valve seat and provide a seal over a range of sizes. The one or more retaining portions are connected to the one or more sealing portions. The one or more retaining portions are configured to retain the docking station at a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Dustin P. Armer, Michael D. Franklin, Sergio Delgado, Abhijeet Joshi, Dinesh L. Sirimanne, Russell T. Joseph, Eason Michael Abbott, Tram Ngoc Nguyen, Son V. Nguyen, Hien Tran Ngo, Vivian Tran, Charles L. Bowman, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20190200973
    Abstract: A septal closure and port device for implantation in the atrial septum of a patient's heart comprises an expandable frame can comprise a central portion defining a lumen, and first and second opposing end portions. The frame is configured to expand and contract between a compressed, tubular configuration for delivery through the patient's vasculature and an expanded configuration in which the first and second end portions extend radially outwardly from the opposite ends of the central portion. The device can further comprise a valve member supported on the frame and positioned to block at least the flow of blood from the left atrium to the right atrium through the lumen of the frame. The valve member is configured to permit a medical instrument inserted through the lumen and into the left atrium, such as for performing a subsequent medical procedure in the left side of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Ming H. Wu, Jinny Lee, Ralph Schneider, Sergio Delgado, Ilan Tamir
  • Publication number: 20190201195
    Abstract: A two-stage or component-based valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The prosthetic valve comprises a support structure that is deployed at a treatment site. The prosthetic valve further comprises a valve member configured to be quickly connected to the support structure. The support structure may take the form of a stent that is expanded at the site of a native valve. If desired, the native leaflets may remain and the stent may be used to hold the native valve open. In this case, the stent may be balloon expandable and configured to resist the powerful recoil force of the native leaflets. The support structure is provided with a coupling means for attachment to the valve member, thereby fixing the position of the valve member in the body. The valve member may be a non-expandable type, or may be expandable from a compressed state to an expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Larry L. Wood, Henry Bourang, George Bakis, Benjamin Spenser, Netanel Benichou, Assaf Bash, Yaron Keidar
  • Publication number: 20190201183
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin and/or soft tissue layer is displaced in a surgical or non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the skin and/or soft tissue layer into the periosteum or bone layer to affect a tissue repositioning procedure. The method and apparatus may also be used to attach tissue to tissue an a shifted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Zift, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert A. Van Tassel, Ralph Schneider, Ming Wu, David John Blaeser, Eric J. Simso, Philip Jon Haarstad, Douglas Jay Krone, Brian Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz, Matt Blaeser, Matt Keillor
  • Publication number: 20190183640
    Abstract: Prosthetic valve systems for treating a native valve exhibiting regurgitation comprising a support structure in which a separate prosthetic heart valve (THV) can be placed. The support structure can be configured to be positioned at the native valve. After the support structure is deployed at the native valve, a prosthetic valve can be deployed within the support structure. The support structure can comprise a main body formed by formed by a plurality of inner strut members and a plurality of outer strut members, wherein the plurality of inner strut members and the plurality of outer members are coupled together and have gaps located between inner strut members and the outer strut members. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Francesco Maisano, Oded Meiri
  • Publication number: 20190183354
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems, and methods for monitoring blood pressure in the inferior vena cava (IVC) to diagnose acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). An underlying principle of the disclosed systems and methods is that it is possible to reduce or prevent hospitalization by monitoring blood pressure in the IVC because an increase in IVC pressure is correlated with worsening renal function, causing fluid overload. Accordingly, the disclosed systems and methods monitor renal function by monitoring IVC pressure to detect early signs of ADHF by identifying increases in pressure over time. To monitor pressure in the IVC, a pressure sensor can be implanted in the IVC and can wirelessly transmit sensor data to a monitor device worn by the subject. If a pressure trend exceeds a specified threshold, the monitor device can generate an alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Stanton J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20190167878
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods in which a catheter-based pump is used are disclosed. The catheter-based pump is placed within the inferior vena cava of a patient. The catheter-based pump has a variable obstructor, such as a balloon or some other artificial obstruction, which is sized and dimensioned to compartmentalize the inferior vena cava into an upstream region and a downstream region of the inferior vena cava. The catheter-based pump is configured to pump blood from the upstream region to a fluid line that discharges blood to a discharge location in the downstream region. Thus, a suitable pressure gradient across the organ is provided, which can benefit organ function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventor: Stanton J. ROWE
  • Publication number: 20190167242
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for closing a left atrial appendage (LAA) that use an expandable disk having a deployment anchor and a plurality of peripheral hooks. The LAA closure devices are configured to expand to a diameter that is larger than a diameter of the LAA ostium. The deployment anchor attaches the disk to the tissue of the LAA that is everted or invaginated. The expandable disk causes the everted or invaginated LAA to expand and flatten within the left atrium of the heart. The peripheral hooks pierce the tissue of the LAA and engage the left atrial wall to close the LAA predominantly with its own tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190159686
    Abstract: A stretch-measurement probe includes an elongate outer sleeve, expansion feature associated with a distal portion of the outer sleeve, and an elongate inner rod disposed at least partially within the outer sleeve. The expansion feature is configured to allow a longitudinal distance between a proximal end of the outer sleeve and the distal end of the outer sleeve to be varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory Bak-Boychuk, Stanton J. Rowe
  • Publication number: 20190159693
    Abstract: A direct-implantable electrocardiographic (ECG) probe device includes a biocompatible housing, a battery disposed within the housing, one or more electrodes including an ECG electrode configured to sense an electrical signal in tissue of an atrium of a heart, circuitry disposed at least partially within the housing and configured to generate an ECG signal and wirelessly transmit the ECG signal through a chest wall, and an attachment structure configured to facilitate the attachment of the ECG probe device to a surface of the atrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Gregory Bak-Boychuk
  • Publication number: 20190151093
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for treating a heart are provided. Methods can include obtaining and using an implant. One or more catheters can be used to properly position and attach the implant in a desired location in a chamber of the heart, for example, on a ventricular wall of the left ventricle between one or more papillary muscles of the left ventricle and the annulus. Then a distance along the implant or a region of the heart, for example, between the papillary muscle and the annulus, can be reduced by contracting the implant along its longitudinal axis by applying tension to a contraction member of the implant. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Yaron Keidar, Nima V. Nia, Stanton J. Rowe, Hengchu Cao, Tal Reich
  • Publication number: 20190151524
    Abstract: A method of restraining expansion of an atrium of a heart involves accessing a heart of a patient, applying a coating over at least a portion of a surface of an atrium of the heart, and at least partially curing the coating to increase the rigidity thereof. Atrial fibrillation prevention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20190143021
    Abstract: An organ restraint device includes a first end portion including a fluid inlet channel, a second end portion including a fluid outlet channel, a medial body portion coupled between the first end portion and the second end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Gregory Bak-Boychuk, Juan Valencia, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10285812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for improving the function of a defective heart valve, and particularly for reducing regurgitation through an atrioventricular heart valve—i.e., the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve. For a tricuspid repair, the device includes an anchor deployed in the tissue of the right ventricle, in an orifice opening to the right atrium, or anchored to the tricuspid valve. A flexible anchor rail connects to the anchor and a coaptation element on a catheter rides over the anchor rail. The catheter attaches to the proximal end of the coaptation element, and a locking mechanism fixes the position of the coaptation element relative to the anchor rail. Finally, there is a proximal anchoring feature to fix the proximal end of the coaptation catheter subcutaneously adjacent the subclavian vein. The coaptation element includes an inert covering and helps reduce regurgitation through contact with the valve leaflets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Robert Schwartz, Robert Van Tassel, Vivian Khalil, Erin M. Spinner, Neil S. Zimmerman, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20190133761
    Abstract: A deficient native mitral valve is treated by implanting a prosthetic mitral valve assembly valve in a patient's heart. The prosthetic mitral valve assembly includes a stent having a flared upper portion, an intermediate portion, and a lower portion. The diameter at the inflow end of the stent is larger than at the outflow end. The prosthetic mitral valve assembly also includes a valve portion formed with pericardial tissue leaflets. A tether has a first end attached to the stent and a second end attached to an anchor. The tether extends through a wall of the left ventricle and the tissue anchor is placed outside the left ventricle. After implantation, the flared upper portion resists movement in the downstream direction and the tether resists movement in the upstream direction for securing the prosthetic mitral valve assembly in the native mitral valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Mark Chau, Son V. Nguyen