Patents by Inventor Tracee Eidenschink

Tracee Eidenschink 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: 20210267756
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a support structure and a valve assembly disposed within the support structure, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets. Each leaflet is formed from a predetermined leaflet material. Some leaflet materials include a metal body with a plurality of openings. The metal body may be coated with a polymer. Other leaflet materials include natural mammalian tissue subjected to a plastination preservation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen T. Morin, Jay Reimer, Keith T. High, Kristopher Henry Vietmeier, Tracee Eidenschink
  • Publication number: 20210236102
    Abstract: A medical device including a locking mechanism and a method including activating the locking mechanism are described herein. The medical device includes distal and proximal disc portions and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is configured to pull and maintain the distal and proximal disc portions toward each other when the medical device is deployed in an expanded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Perszyk, Alex Bloomquist, Andrea Osberghaus, Tracee Eidenschink, Erika Beek, Philip Osterbauer
  • Publication number: 20210186689
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a non-collapsible annular frame extending between an inflow edge and an outflow edge, the frame having a plurality of annularly spaced commissure posts adjacent the outflow edge. A valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets is connected to the frame. The frame includes a weakened portion such that the frame is expandable from an initial condition having a first diameter to an expanded condition having a second diameter larger than the first diameter when a radially outward force is applied to an inner surface of the frame. A stabilizing strut may be positioned adjacent the weakened portion to reinforce the frame. The prosthetic heart valve may include an expandable ring positioned around the expandable frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Xiangyang Zhang, Nicholas V. Jepson, Ryan J. Nesler
  • Publication number: 20210093830
    Abstract: A delivery system for an intracorporeal device includes a sheath defining one or more lumens shaped to receive a delivery catheter or shaft and a guidewire. The system may include a delivery shaft having a distal coupling feature adapted to releasably couple with a proximal coupling feature of the intracorporeal device. The delivery system may further include a hub through which the delivery shaft and guidewire are passed. The delivery shaft may be coupled to a feature, such as a knob, that enables manipulation of the delivery shaft to decouple the distal fixation feature from the proximal fixation feature of the intracorporeal device in order to deploy the intracorporeal device within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Jin Woo Park, Jason A. White
  • Publication number: 20210069493
    Abstract: A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Bradley Knippel, Daniel Coyle, Jennifer Heisel, Bernhard Arnar, Brett Hillukka, Tracee Eidenschink, Thomas B. Eby, Paul Paspa, Joseph Ramon Callol
  • Publication number: 20210059650
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to embodiments of an occlusive medical device including a frame and at least one closure coupled to the frame. The frame includes a distal annular flange having a radially outer surface and a radially inner surface, a proximal annular flange having a radially outer surface and a radially inner surface, and a waist portion extending between and connecting the distal annular flange to the proximal annular flange. The radially inner surface of the distal annular flange, the waist member, and the radially inner surface of the proximal annular flange define an unobstructed passageway through the frame. The at least one closure is configured to close the passageway to: (i) provide an occlusive effect, and (ii) enable subsequent access through the passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Andrea Osberghaus, Brian Perszyk, Theodore P. Dale, Luann Raposo, Alex Bloomquist, Michael P. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20210038783
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a catheter pump that includes an expandable cannula and an impeller system. The expandable cannula defines a blood flow channel and includes an impeller blade zone, an inlet zone, and an outlet zone. The catheter pump further includes an impeller system including an impeller body, the impeller system movable relative to the expandable cannula along a longitudinal axis of the catheter pump. The catheter pump is selectively transitionable between a separated configuration in which the impeller body is axially spaced from the expandable cannula along the longitudinal axis, and an operational configuration in which the impeller body is positioned within the impeller blade zone of the expandable cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander King, David Panus, Tracee Eidenschink, John Pocrnich, Kevin Griffin
  • Patent number: 10894144
    Abstract: A delivery system for an intracorporeal device includes a sheath defining one or more lumens shaped to receive a delivery catheter or shaft and a guidewire. The system may include a delivery shaft having a distal coupling feature adapted to releasably couple with a proximal coupling feature of the intracorporeal device. The delivery system may further include a hub through which the delivery shaft and guidewire are passed. The delivery shaft may be coupled to a feature, such as a knob, that enables manipulation of the delivery shaft to decouple the distal fixation feature from the proximal fixation feature of the intracorporeal device in order to deploy the intracorporeal device within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Jin Woo Park, Jason A. White
  • Patent number: 10874849
    Abstract: A medical tool includes a rotation mechanism that further includes a warning feature. The warning feature provides an indication when the rotation mechanism has achieved a number of rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: PACESETTER, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley Knippel, Daniel Coyle, Jennifer Heisel, Bernhard Arnar, Brett Hillukka, Tracee Eidenschink, Thomas B. Eby, Paul Paspa, Joseph Ramon Callol
  • Patent number: 10864076
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having an outflow end and an inflow end, a plurality of commissure features attached to the stent, a plurality of anchoring features disposed on legs of the stent, the plurality of anchoring features being coupleable to a delivery device for repositioning, and a valve assembly disposed within the stent. The anchoring features may be configured to attach to heart tissue to help secure the prosthetic heart valve in an operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Tracee Eidenschink
  • Publication number: 20200276370
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an inflow cannula for an implantable blood pump assembly. The inflow cannula includes a tubular body that extends from a proximal end to a distal end. The tubular body includes a proximal portion adapted for connection to a pump housing, and a distal portion adapted for positioning within an opening formed in a heart. The inflow cannula further includes an expandable sleeve coupled to an exterior surface of the distal portion. The sleeve has a first portion coupled to the distal portion of the tubular body, and a second portion extending from the distal end of the tubular body. The second portion is deployable from a first, stored configuration to a second, deployed configuration in which the second portion expands radially to engage and conform to an endocardial surface of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Rachel Keen, Steve Franklin, Tracee Eidenschink, Ted Dale, Gary Erzberger, Kristopher Vietmeier, Julien Duhamel, Francheska Torres
  • Patent number: 10755600
    Abstract: Disclosed are synthetic tissue phantoms, which mimic the properties of real human or animal tissue, and methods of manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Iverson, Tracee Eidenschink, Theodore Paul Dale, David Broman
  • Publication number: 20200246585
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a delivery catheter for implanting a leadless biostimulator. The delivery catheter includes a shaft and a tubular body having a lumen and an atraumatic end. The atraumatic end includes at least one of a braided, woven or mesh construction configured to facilitate the atraumatic end changing diameter. When a distal portion of the shaft is coupled to a proximal region of the leadless biostimulator, at least one of distally displacing the tubular body relative to the shaft or proximally displacing the shaft relative to the tubular body causes the leadless biostimulator to be received in the volume of the atraumatic end and the atraumatic end to encompass the leadless biostimulator. Conversely, at least one of proximally displacing the tubular body relative to the shaft or distally displacing the shaft relative to the tubular body causes the leadless biostimulator to exit the volume of the atraumatic end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Thomas B. Eby, Matt Glimsdale, Brian J. Perszyk
  • Patent number: 10653859
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a delivery catheter for implanting a leadless biostimulator. The delivery catheter includes a shaft and a tubular body having a lumen and an atraumatic end. The atraumatic end includes at least one of a braided, woven or mesh construction configured to facilitate the atraumatic end changing diameter. When a distal portion of the shaft is coupled to a proximal region of the leadless biostimulator, at least one of distally displacing the tubular body relative to the shaft or proximally displacing the shaft relative to the tubular body causes the leadless biostimulator to be received in the volume of the atraumatic end and the atraumatic end to encompass the leadless biostimulator. Conversely, at least one of proximally displacing the tubular body relative to the shaft or distally displacing the shaft relative to the tubular body causes the leadless biostimulator to exit the volume of the atraumatic end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Thomas B. Eby, Matt Glimsdale, Brian J. Perszyk
  • Publication number: 20200138574
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, and a valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets, the valve assembly being disposed within the stent. The heart valve further includes a first plurality of elongated legs coupled to the stent and transitionable from an extended configuration to a relaxed configuration. A first sealing portion connected to the first plurality of legs forms a sealing structure when the legs transition to the relaxed configuration to reduce perivalvular leakage between the implanted valve and surrounding tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Yousef F. Alkhatib, Tracee Eidenschink, Sounthara Khouengboua
  • Patent number: 10631863
    Abstract: A device (10) for repair of a heart valve leaflet includes an elongated body (12) having a lumen (16) extending therethrough in a longitudinal direction, a proximal end, an open distal end (19). A core (11) is disposed within the lumen, and is operable to spin about an axis extending in the longitudinal direction. The spinning of the core draws a portion of the heart valve leaflet into the lumen through the open distal end of the body and secures the portion of the heart valve leaflet to the core in a gathered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Tracee Eidenschink
  • Patent number: 10631873
    Abstract: A device for transcatheter gathering of tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an elongated tube extending in a longitudinal direction and having an open distal end, a tissue securing component disposed at the distal end of the elongated tube, and a capture tool movable in the elongated tube between a retracted position and an extended position. The elongated tube may have an inner surface and a lumen extending therethrough. The tissue securing component may include a clip having a roller and a support element. The roller may be rotatable relative to the support element. The capture tool may be operable to capture tissue of the heart valve leaflet and to draw the captured tissue into the tissue securing component. The tissue securing component may be adapted to be applied to the captured tissue to hold the captured tissue in a gathered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Tracee Eidenschink
  • Publication number: 20200114118
    Abstract: A delivery system for an intracorporeal device includes a sheath defining one or more lumens shaped to receive a delivery catheter or shaft and a guidewire. The system may include a delivery shaft having a distal coupling feature adapted to releasably couple with a proximal coupling feature of the intracorporeal device. The delivery system may further include a hub through which the delivery shaft and guidewire are passed. The delivery shaft may be coupled to a feature, such as a knob, that enables manipulation of the delivery shaft to decouple the distal fixation feature from the proximal fixation feature of the intracorporeal device in order to deploy the intracorporeal device within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Jin Woo Park, Jason A. White
  • Patent number: 10617521
    Abstract: A device for gathering tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an outer tube extending in an elongated direction, a capture tool moveable in the outer tube between a contained position and a use position, and a tissue securing component disposed at a distal end of the outer tube and adapted to be applied to tissue captured by the capture tool and to hold the captured tissue in a gathered configuration. The capture tool may include two grasping members that are moveable relative to one another in the elongated direction. Each grasping member may have a proximal portion and a plurality of fingers or barbs. The grasping members may be operable to capture tissue of the heart valve leaflet therebetween and to draw the captured tissue into the outer tube in the gathered configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Tracee Eidenschink
  • Patent number: 10610233
    Abstract: A clip for leaflet tissue includes a substantially cylindrical hollow body having a proximal end and a distal end. In an initial configuration of the clip, the distal end has a diameter that is smaller than the diameter of the hollow body. The distal end is held in an expanded condition for delivery into a patient. When deployed, the distal end collapses to its initial configuration to grasp onto captured leaflet tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Melinda K. Kovach