Patents by Inventor Yaacov Nitzan

Yaacov Nitzan 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: 20220409357
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implanting a shunt for regulating blood pressure between a patient's left and right atria are provided. The shunt comprises an anchor having a neck region, first and second end regions, and a conduit affixed with the anchor formed of a biocompatible material that is resistant to transmural and translation tissue ingrowth and that reduces a risk of paradoxical embolism. The shunt may be advanced through the sheath until the first region protrudes from the sheath and self-expands within the left atrium. The shunt and the sheath may then be retracted until the first region contacts the left side of the atrial septum. The sheath may further be retracted until the counterforce exerted by shunt tension on the atrial septum overcomes the friction of the retained portions of the shunt such that the second region is exposed from the sheath and self-expands within the second atrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Neal EIGLER, Nir NAE, Lior ROSEN, Werner HAFELFINGER, Erez ROZENFELD, James S. WHITING, Menashe YACOBY, Yaacov NITZAN
  • Publication number: 20220331510
    Abstract: Devices and methods of the disclosure use an intravascular catheter with deployable sealing elements to create a fluid trap around an outlet of a lymphatic duct and drain lymph passively to a collection vessel that may be pressurized to a predetermined pressure or a partial vacuum. Due to the fixed pressure, the device creates a low-pressure area at the lymphatic duct, which drains lymph passively without any mechanical pump or impeller. In certain aspects, a device includes a catheter for insertion into a vein of the venous angle of a patient, with proximal and distal sealing elements deployable to seal the vein to thereby define a fluid trap around the lymphatic outlet. A port within the fluid trap opens to a drainage lumen extending along the catheter to a collection vessel. The device may be configured such that the drainage lumen passively drains the fluid trap into the collection vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Jill Amstutz, Eamon Brady, Yaacov Nitzan
  • Publication number: 20220280762
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for reducing pressure at an outflow of a duct, such as the thoracic duct or the lymphatic duct, for example, the right lymphatic duct. A catheter system can be configured to be at least partially implanted within a vein of a patient in the vicinity of an outflow port of a duct of the lymphatic system. The catheter system includes first and second selectively deployable restriction members each configured to be activated to at least partially occlude the vein within which the catheter is implanted and to thus restrict fluid within a portion of the vein. The catheter system includes an impeller configured to be driven by a motor to induce a low pressure zone between the restriction members by causing blood to be pumped through the catheter when the restriction members occlude the vein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Sagi Raz, Shani Chen, Or Inbar
  • Publication number: 20220280761
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for reducing pressure at an outflow of a duct, such as the thoracic duct or the lymphatic duct, for example, the right lymphatic duct. A catheter system can be configured to be at least partially implanted within a vein of a patient in the vicinity of an outflow port of a duct of the lymphatic system. The catheter system includes first and second selectively deployable restriction members each configured to be activated to at least partially occlude the vein within which the catheter is implanted and to thus restrict fluid within a portion of the vein. The catheter system includes an impeller configured to be driven by a motor to induce a low pressure zone between the restriction members by causing blood to be pumped through the catheter when the restriction members occlude the vein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Sagi Raz, Shani Chen, Or Inbar
  • Publication number: 20220257466
    Abstract: Methods for treating fluid overload in a subject comprise shifting fluids directly and non-invasively from an interstitial compartment of the subject to skin of the subject through controlled local sweating. Methods of the invention allow for removal of excess fluid from the interstitial compartment of the subject and treat fluid overload in the subject. Sweat stimulation systems comprise a chamber and first and second relative humidity sensors. The chamber is sized to fit around a body part of a subject, comprises an inlet and an outlet, and is configured such that air flows through the chamber from the inlet to the outlet. The first relative humidity sensor is operably located inside the inlet, and the second relative humidity sensor is operably located proximate the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventor: Yaacov Nitzan
  • Patent number: 11406393
    Abstract: The disclosure provides device and related methods that can be used to treat edema by applying pressure to a blood vessel such as a jugular vein to restrict flow therein, creating a local decrease in blood pressure within the jugular vein near an outlet of a lymphatic duct, causing lymph to drain from the interstitium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: White Swell Medical Ltd
    Inventor: Yaacov Nitzan
  • Publication number: 20220218961
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and devices that improve the flow of lymph without the use of a rotating mechanical pump. Systems and methods of the disclosure use inflatable balloons or similar restriction devices to transiently create impediments to flow in the vena cava. When those transient impediments are removed, the rush of blood to restore flow creates a localized zone of low pressure at an outlet of a lymph duct and lymph out of the lymph duct. Another episode of transient impediment is created and relieved, which encourages additional lymph flow. Using a device such as an inflatable balloon, a series of such episodes may be provided. For example, by causing about ten to twenty episodes of transient impediment and relief, lymph flow may be restored to normal rates and volumes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Eamon Brady
  • Publication number: 20220218360
    Abstract: Methods and devices that use a subcutaneous implant to express lymph from the lymphatic system to promote drainage, drive normal lymph flow, and avoid acute decompensated heart failure, without the requirement of an intravascular procedure or device. Embodiments include a treatment device with a subcutaneous implant dimensioned to be implanted and positioned at a thoracic duct of a subject and a controller operable to cause the implant to compress the thoracic duct to express lymph, optionally using an implantable pressure sensor, and in which the subcutaneous implant comprises a balloon or cuff that at least partially surrounds a thoracic duct, wherein, in response to a reading from the sensor indicative of inadequate lymph flow, the controller causes the implant to perform a series of transient compressions of the thoracic duct to express lymph.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Eamon Brady
  • Publication number: 20220211495
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve includes a radially collapsible and expandable annular frame having three commissure attachment posts and four rows of circumferential struts. The rows include a first row, a second row downstream of the first row, a third row downstream of the second row, and a fourth row downstream of the third row and defining an outflow end of the frame. Each row of circumferential struts includes angled struts arranged in a zig-zag pattern. A leaflet structure includes three leaflets forming three commissures, each commissure being connected to one of the commissure attachment posts only at locations along the commissure attachment posts between a first plane that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the frame and intersects crowns of the third row of struts and a second plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and intersects crowns of the fourth row of struts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Ilia Hariton, Netanel Benichou, Yaacov Nitzan, Bella Felsen, Diana Nguyen-Thien-Nhon, Rajesh A. Khanna, Son V. Nguyen, Tamir S. Levi, Itai Pelled
  • Patent number: 11357959
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for reducing pressure at an outflow of a duct, such as the thoracic duct or the lymphatic duct, for example, the right lymphatic duct. A catheter system can be configured to be at least partially implanted within a vein of a patient in the vicinity of an outflow port of a duct of the lymphatic system. The catheter system includes first and second selectively deployable restriction members each configured to be activated to at least partially occlude the vein within which the catheter is implanted and to thus restrict fluid within a portion of the vein. The catheter system includes an impeller configured to be driven by a motor to induce a low pressure zone between the restriction members by causing blood to be pumped through the catheter when the restriction members occlude the vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: White Swell Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Sagi Raz, Shani Chen, Or Inbar
  • Publication number: 20220110749
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve includes a radially collapsible and expandable annular frame having three commissure attachment posts and four rows of circumferential struts. The rows include a first row, a second row downstream of the first row, a third row downstream of the second row, and a fourth row downstream of the third row and defining an outflow end of the frame. Each row of circumferential struts includes angled struts arranged in a zig-zag pattern. A leaflet structure includes three leaflets forming three commissures, each commissure being connected to one of the commissure attachment posts only at locations along the commissure attachment posts between a first plane that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the frame and intersects crowns of the third row of struts and a second plane that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and intersects crowns of the fourth row of struts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Ilia Hariton, Netanel Benichou, Yaacov Nitzan, Bella Felsen, Diana Nguyen-Thien-Nhon, Rajesh A. Khanna, Son V. Nguyen, Tamir S. Levi, Itai Pelled
  • Publication number: 20220039803
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for reducing pressure at an outflow of a duct such as the thoracic duct or the lymphatic duct. In one embodiment, an indwelling catheter can be configured to be at least partially implanted within a vein of a patient in the vicinity of an outflow port of a duct of the lymphatic system. The catheter can include first and second restrictors each configured to at least partially occlude the vein within which the catheter is implanted and thus to restrict fluid flow within the vein when the restrictors are activated. The restrictors can each be configured to move between an activated configuration, in which the restrictor occludes the vein, and a relaxed configuration, in which the restrictor does not occlude the vein. The catheter can include a pump, such as an axial motor pump, configured to pump fluid through the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Menashe Yacoby, Tanhum Feld
  • Publication number: 20220015897
    Abstract: A device for regulating blood pressure between a patient's left atrium and right atrium comprises an hourglass-shaped stent comprising a neck region and first and second flared end regions, the neck region disposed between the first and second end regions and configured to engage the fossa ovalis of the patient's atrial septum, and a drug-eluting biodegradable material that biodegrades over time to release a drug that limits tissue overgrowth. The inventive device also may include a biodegradable material that biodegrades to offset flow changes caused by tissue overgrowth. The inventive device may reduce left atrial pressure and left ventricular end diastolic pressure, and may increase cardiac output, increase ejection fraction, relieve pulmonary congestion, and lower pulmonary artery pressure, among other benefits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaacov NITZAN, Menashe YACOBY, Neal EIGLER, James S. WHITING, Erez ROZENFELD
  • Patent number: 11213388
    Abstract: A method of crimping an implantable prosthetic valve can include placing protective material over at least a portion of the implantable prosthetic valve. The protective material can be configured to occupy space between open cells of a frame of the implantable prosthetic valve to prevent damage to a leaflet structure of the implantable prosthetic valve. The method can also include crimping the implantable prosthetic valve with the protective material on the implantable prosthetic valve, and removing the protective material from between the frame and the leaflet structure of the implantable prosthetic valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Ilia Hariton, Netanel Benichou, Yaacov Nitzan, Bella Felsen, Diana Nguyen-Thien-Nhon, Rajesh A. Khanna, Son V. Nguyen, Tamir S. Levi, Itai Pelled
  • Patent number: 11179551
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for the treatment of edema. In one aspect a method for implanting an indwelling catheter within a vein of a patient is provided. The catheter can extend from a position upstream of at least one outflow port of a duct of the lymph system to a terminal position downstream of the at least one outflow port. In use, a first restriction can be created within the vein proximal to a distal region of the catheter. The first restriction can define a localized low pressure zone distal of the restriction and within a portion of the vein housing the catheter. The low pressure zone can be adjacent to the at least one outflow port to enable fluid to pass from the at least one lymph duct outflow port into the vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: White Swell Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Menashe Yacoby, Tanhum Feld
  • Patent number: 11179550
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for the treatment of edema. In one aspect a method for implanting an indwelling catheter within a vein of a patient is provided. The catheter can extend from a position upstream of at least one outflow port of a duct of the lymph system to a terminal position downstream of the at least one outflow port. In use, a first restriction can be created within the vein proximal to a distal region of the catheter. The first restriction can define a localized low pressure zone distal of the restriction and within a portion of the vein housing the catheter. The low pressure zone can be adjacent to the at least one outflow port to enable fluid to pass from the at least one lymph duct outflow port into the vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: White Swell Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Menashe Yacoby, Tanhum Feld
  • Patent number: 11179552
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for the treatment of edema. In one aspect a method for implanting an indwelling catheter within a vein of a patient is provided. The catheter can extend from a position upstream of at least one outflow port of a duct of the lymph system to a terminal position downstream of the at least one outflow port. In use, a first restriction can be created within the vein proximal to a distal region of the catheter. The first restriction can define a localized low pressure zone distal of the restriction and within a portion of the vein housing the catheter. The low pressure zone can be adjacent to the at least one outflow port to enable fluid to pass from the at least one lymph duct outflow port into the vein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: White Swell Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Menashe Yacoby, Tanhum Feld
  • Patent number: 11166730
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for reducing pressure at an outflow of a duct such as the thoracic duct or the lymphatic duct. In one embodiment, an indwelling catheter can be configured to be at least partially implanted within a vein of a patient in the vicinity of an outflow port of a duct of the lymphatic system. The catheter can include first and second restrictors each configured to at least partially occlude the vein within which the catheter is implanted and thus to restrict fluid flow within the vein when the restrictors are activated. The restrictors can each be configured to move between an activated configuration, in which the restrictor occludes the vein, and a relaxed configuration, in which the restrictor does not occlude the vein. The catheter can include a pump, such as an axial motor pump, configured to pump fluid through the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: White Swell Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Menashe Yacoby, Tanhum Feld
  • Patent number: 11135054
    Abstract: A device for regulating blood pressure between a patient's left atrium and right atrium comprises an hourglass-shaped stent comprising a neck region and first and second flared end regions, the neck region disposed between the first and second end regions and configured to engage the fossa ovalis of the patient's atrial septum, and a drug-eluting biodegradable material that biodegrades over time to release a drug that limits tissue overgrowth. The inventive device also may include a biodegradable material that biodegrades to offset flow changes caused by tissue overgrowth. The inventive device may reduce left atrial pressure and left ventricular end diastolic pressure, and may increase cardiac output, increase ejection fraction, relieve pulmonary congestion, and lower pulmonary artery pressure, among other benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaacov Nitzan, Menashe Yacoby, Neal Eigler, James Whiting, Erez Rozenfeld
  • Publication number: 20210161637
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implanting a shunt for regulating blood pressure between a patient's left and right atria are provided. The shunt comprises an anchor having a neck region, first and second end regions, and a conduit affixed with the anchor formed of a biocompatible material that is resistant to transmural and translation tissue ingrowth and that reduces a risk of paradoxical embolism. The shunt may be advanced through the sheath until the first region protrudes from the sheath and self-expands within the left atrium. The shunt and the sheath may then be retracted until the first region contacts the left side of the atrial septum. The sheath may further be retracted until the counterforce exerted by shunt tension on the atrial septum overcomes the friction of the retained portions of the shunt such that the second region is exposed from the sheath and self-expands within the second atrium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Neal EIGLER, Nir NAE, Lior ROSEN, Werner HAFELFINGER, Erez ROZENFELD, James S. WHITING, Menashe YACOBY, Yaacov NITZAN