Patents by Inventor Ziv Yohanan

Ziv Yohanan 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: 20220370198
    Abstract: An assembly and associated method for a commissure of a prosthetic heart valve is disclosed. As one example, a method includes forming a plurality of commissures with a plurality of leaflets of a prosthetic heart valve, wherein each commissure is formed by: folding each commissure tab of each leaflet into a series of overlapping layers, each folded commissure tab arranged outward of, in a lateral direction, a portion of a body of the leaflet that is directly connected to the commissure tab; pairing each folded commissure tab of each leaflet with a folded commissure tab of another leaflet; and securing at least a portion of the series of overlapping layers of each folded commissure tab in its folded configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Noam Nir, Elena Sherman, Michael Bukin, Tamir S. Levi, Ziv Yohanan, David Maimon
  • Publication number: 20220331096
    Abstract: A method of implanting a prosthetic heart valve within a patient can comprise inserting a distal end portion of a delivery apparatus and a prosthetic heart valve into the patient and advancing the prosthetic heart valve to a deployment location within the heart of the patient and inflating one or more of a plurality of differently-sized balloons in a balloon-assembly on the distal end portion of the delivery apparatus. The prosthetic heart valve can be mounted on the balloon assembly in a crimped state and the inflating of the one or more of the plurality of differently-sized balloons can expand the prosthetic heart valve from the crimped state to a radially expanded state having a non-cylindrical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, Netanel Benichou, Michael Bukin, Nikolay Gurovich, Elena Sherman
  • Publication number: 20220287834
    Abstract: A belt for an implantable prosthetic device can include an annular body including a plurality of alternating peaks and valleys and a plurality of frangible members extending between at least one of adjacent peaks and adjacent valleys. The annular body can be radially expandable from a radially compressed configuration to a first diameter upon application of a radially outwardly directed force via an expandable implantable prosthetic device. A first frangible member of the plurality of frangible members can be configured to break when the radially outwardly directed force exceeds a first predetermined threshold to allow radial expansion of the annular body to a second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Tal Reich, Noam Nir, Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, Michael Bukin
  • Publication number: 20220280287
    Abstract: An assembly can comprise a prosthetic valve comprising a radially expandable and compressible frame and a rotatable screw connected to the frame, where the screw comprises a screw head having an annular bore with internal threads, and where the screw is rotatable to radially expand the frame. The assembly further comprises a delivery apparatus releasably coupled to the screw, the delivery apparatus comprising a first shaft and a first head disposed at an end of the first shaft, the first head comprising external threads configured to engage with the internal threads of the screw head, and a second shaft that is coaxial with and surrounds the first shaft, the second shaft comprising a second head disposed at an end of the second shaft. The second head is configured to releasably engage with an exterior surface of the screw head and rotate the screw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Boaz Manash, Eyal Leiba, Ziv Yohanan, Yair A. Neumann, Anatoly Dvorsky, Jonathan Bar-Or, Oren Cohen, Ofir Witzman, Liron Tayeb, Elazar Levi Schwarcz, Noam Miller, Tomer Saar
  • Publication number: 20220257367
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve can include a frame movable between a radially compressed and a radially expanded configuration. The frame can include a first strut having a first locking feature disposed on a radially facing inner surface of the strut and a second strut having a second locking feature disposed on a radially facing outer surface of the strut. The first and second locking features can engage each other so as to allow pivoting of the first and second struts relative to one another in a first direction upon radial expansion of the frame and resist pivoting of the first and second struts relative to one another in a second direction to resist radial compression of the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Yair A. Neumann, Oren Cohen, Khen Perlmutter, Eitan Atias, Noam Miller, Eran Goldberg, Anatoly Dvorsky, Tamir S. Levi, Haim Yushtein, Danny M. Garmahi, Ziv Yohanan, Michael Bukin, Noam Nir, Elena Sherman, Gideon Sagi
  • Publication number: 20220241071
    Abstract: A system can include a delivery catheter comprising a balloon and an implantable prosthetic heart valve. The prosthetic valve can have a plastically expandable and compressible unitary frame comprising first, second, and third rows of angled struts that define two circumferentially extending rows of diamond-shaped cells that extend continuously around the frame, and a valvular structure comprising a plurality of leaflets. A cusp edge portion of each leaflet is connected to the frame by a skirt that is connected to and disposed between the frame and the cusp edge portions of the leaflets, the skirt being connected to consecutive struts in the first, second, and third rows of struts with sutures. The compressed prosthetic heart valve can be mounted around the balloon and radially expanded to the expanded configuration with the balloon inside a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Nikolay Gurovich, Michael Bukin, Elena Sherman, Tamir S. Levi, Ziv Yohanan, Gil Senesh, Dikla Kersh, Alexey Tsypenyuk, Waina Michelle Chu, Alexander Barash
  • Publication number: 20220241070
    Abstract: A system can include a delivery catheter comprising a balloon and an implantable prosthetic heart valve. The prosthetic valve can have a plastically expandable and compressible unitary frame comprising a plurality of circumferentially extending rows of angled struts, including first, second, and third rows of angled struts forming rows of diamond-shaped cells, and a valvular structure comprising a plurality of leaflets. A cusp edge portion of each leaflet is connected to the frame by a skirt that is disposed between the frame and the cusp edge portions, the skirt being sutured to selected struts of the frame along diagonal paths extending from an inflow end portion toward an outflow end portion. Each diagonal path along which the skirt is sutured to the frame extends along the first, second, and third rows of angled struts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Nikolay Gurovich, Michael Bukin, Elena Sherman, Tamir S. Levi, Ziv Yohanan, Gil Senesh, Dikla Kersh, Alexey Tsypenyuk, Waina Michelle Chu, Alexander Barash
  • Publication number: 20220233305
    Abstract: A method of implanting a prosthetic heart valve within a patient can comprise inserting a distal end portion of a delivery apparatus and a prosthetic heart valve into the patient and advancing the prosthetic heart valve to a deployment location within the heart of the patient and inflating one or more of a plurality of differently-sized balloons in a balloon-assembly on the distal end portion of the delivery apparatus. The prosthetic heart valve can be mounted on the balloon assembly in a crimped state and the inflating of the one or more of the plurality of differently-sized balloons can expand the prosthetic heart valve from the crimped state to a radially expanded state having a non-cylindrical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, Netanel Benichou, Michael Bukin, Nikolay Gurovich, Elena Sherman
  • Publication number: 20220226111
    Abstract: Embodiments of a radially collapsible and expandable prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. A valve frame can have a tapered profile when mounted on a delivery shaft, with an inflow end portion having a smaller diameter than an outflow end portion. The valve can comprise generally V-shaped leaflets, reducing material within the inflow end of the frame. An outer skirt can be secured to the outside of the inflow end portion of the frame, the outer skirt having longitudinal slack when the valve is expanded and lying flat against the frame when the valve is collapsed. A diagonally woven inner skirt can elongate axially with the frame. Side tabs of adjacent leaflets can extend through and be secured to window frame portions of the frame to form commissures. The window frame portions can be depressed radially inward relative to surrounding frame portions when the valve is crimped onto a delivery shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Tamir S. Levi, Son V. Nguyen, Netanel Benichou, David Maimon, Ziv Yohanan, Nikolay Gurovich, Bella Felsen, Larisa Dadonkina, Ron Sharoni, Elena Sherman
  • Publication number: 20220218471
    Abstract: Embodiments of a radially collapsible and expandable prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. A valve frame can have a tapered profile when mounted on a delivery shaft, with an inflow end portion having a smaller diameter than an outflow end portion. The valve can comprise generally V-shaped leaflets, reducing material within the inflow end of the frame. An outer skirt can be secured to the outside of the inflow end portion of the frame, the outer skirt having longitudinal slack when the valve is expanded and lying flat against the frame when the valve is collapsed. A diagonally woven inner skirt can elongate axially with the frame. Side tabs of adjacent leaflets can extend through and be secured to window frame portions of the frame to form commissures. The window frame portions can be depressed radially inward relative to surrounding frame portions when the valve is crimped onto a delivery shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Publication date: July 14, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Tamir S. Levi, Son V. Nguyen, Netanel Benichou, David Maimon, Ziv Yohanan, Nikolay Gurovich, Bella Felsen, Larisa Dadonkina, Ron Sharoni, Elena Sherman
  • Patent number: 11344408
    Abstract: An assembly can comprise a radially expandable and compressible annular frame, at least one linear actuator assembly coupled to the frame and at least one locking mechanism coupled to the frame. The linear actuator can be configured to apply a distally directed force and/or a proximally directed force to the frame to radially expand or compress the frame. The locking mechanism can comprise a first sleeve member connected to the frame at a first location, a second sleeve member having internal threads and being connected to the frame at a second location, and a first screw configured to engage the internal threads of the second sleeve member to retain the frame in a radially expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: David Maimon, Boaz Manash, Eyal Leiba, Ziv Yohanan, Yair A. Neumann, Anatoly Dvorsky, Jonathan Bar-Or, Oren Cohen, Ofir Witzman, Liron Tayeb, Elazar Levi Schwarcz, Noam Miller, Tomer Saar
  • Publication number: 20220160505
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for construction of prosthetic heart valves, particularly techniques for attachment of scalloped edges of valvular leaflets to struts of mechanical frames using sutures and/or other materials as intermediate coupling members. In some embodiments, the scalloped edges of the leaflets are coupled to the segments of the struts of the frame via suture loops that are oriented transverse to the scalloped edges of the leaflets. In some embodiments, central portions of scallop line segments are attached to the scalloped edges of the leaflets and are not attached to the frame. In some embodiments, strut segments are tapered to limit translation of suture loops. In some embodiments, a cloth strip couples the scalloped edges of the leaflets to frame struts. In some embodiments, the scalloped edge is attached to adjacent segments of intersecting struts via sliding suture loops, where the adjacent segments join at a common pivot joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Noam Nir, Michael Bukin, Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, Elena Sherman
  • Publication number: 20220110742
    Abstract: Various mechanically expandable prosthetic heart valves, as well as deliver apparatus, delivery assemblies, and methods for implanting such prosthetic heart valves. In one example, a prosthetic heart valve includes a mechanically expandable frame, a valve structure, and an actuator. The frame includes a plurality of struts and is movable between a radially compressed state and a radially expanded state. The valve structure includes a plurality of leaflets. The actuator is coupled to the frame and comprises an actuation lumen, a locking member, and a locking element. The actuation lumen is circumferentially spaced and axially parallel to the locking member. The actuation lumen is configured for receiving an axially movable actuation shaft that can move the frame between the radially compressed state and the radially expanded state. The locking element is rotatably coupled to the locking member and is configured to lock the frame at a desired state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Tamir S. Levi, Michael Bukin, Noam Nir, Ziv Yohanan, Elazar Levi Schwarcz, Oren Cohen, Ofir Witzman, Eitan Atias, Noam Miller, Khen Perlmutter, Boaz Manash, Eyal Leiba, Eran Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11278400
    Abstract: A prosthetic heart valve includes a frame, a valvular structure coupled to the frame, and a sealing member coupled to the frame. The frame has inflow and outflow ends and a lumen extending therebetween. The frame includes struts that form cells, and the cells are arranged in three rows. The frame is radially expandable from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The valvular structure includes a plurality of leaflets configured to allow blood flow through the lumen of the frame from the inflow end to the outflow end and to block blood flow through the lumen of the frame from the outflow end to the inflow end. The sealing skirt extends from an intermediate location of the frame disposed between the inflow and outflow ends to the inflow end of the frame. The sealing skirt covers two rows of cells to block blood flow through the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Ziv Yohanan, Nikolay Gurovich, Bella Felsen, Itai Pelled, Oded Meiri
  • Publication number: 20220031453
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve can include an annular frame comprising an inflow end and an outflow end and being radially collapsible and expandable between a radially collapsed configuration and a radially expanded configuration. A leaflet structure can be positioned within the frame and secured thereto. An outer skirt can be positioned around an outer surface of the frame and secured to the frame and an annular sealing member can be positioned around an outer surface of the outer skirt and secured to the outer skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, David Maimon, Michael G. Valdez, Tram Ngoc Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20220023038
    Abstract: A prosthetic valve has an annular frame including a plurality of strut members that is radially collapsible to a collapsed configuration and radially expandable to an expanded configuration. A leaflet structure is situated at least partially within the frame. The leaflet structure includes a plurality of leaflets, each leaflet having opposing commissure tab portions on opposite sides of the leaflet. Each commissure tab portion is paired with an adjacent commissure tab portion of an adjacent leaflet to form a commissure. The commissure tab portions of each leaflet are folded to form a plurality of layers positioned on the inside of the frame. A reinforcement member is positioned between the layers of each commissure tab portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolay Gurovich, Michael Bukin, Alexey Tsypenyuk, Elena Sherman, Dikla Kersh, Boaz Manash, Liron Tayeb, Ziv Yohanan, Alexander Barash, Yair A. Neumann, Tomer Saar
  • Publication number: 20220008196
    Abstract: A method of implanting a prosthetic heart valve within a patient can comprise inserting a distal end portion of a delivery apparatus and a prosthetic heart valve into the patient and advancing the prosthetic heart valve to a deployment location within the heart of the patient and inflating one or more of a plurality of differently-sized balloons in a balloon-assembly on the distal end portion of the delivery apparatus. The prosthetic heart valve can be mounted on the balloon assembly in a crimped state and the inflating of the one or more of the plurality of differently-sized balloons can expand the prosthetic heart valve from the crimped state to a radially expanded state having a non-cylindrical shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, Netanel Benichou, Michael Bukin, Nikolay Gurovich, Elena Sherman
  • Patent number: 11207175
    Abstract: A method of implanting a prosthetic heart valve within a patient can comprise inserting a distal end portion of a delivery apparatus and a prosthetic heart valve into the patient and advancing the prosthetic heart valve to a deployment location within the heart of the patient and inflating one or more of a plurality of differently-sized balloons in a balloon-assembly on the distal end portion of the delivery apparatus. The prosthetic heart valve can be mounted on the balloon assembly in a crimped state and the inflating of the one or more of the plurality of differently-sized balloons can expand the prosthetic heart valve from the crimped state to a radially expanded state having a non-cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, Netanel Benichou, Michael Bukin, Nikolay Gurovich, Elena Sherman
  • Patent number: 11147667
    Abstract: An implantable prosthetic valve can include an annular frame comprising an inflow end and an outflow end and being radially collapsible and expandable between a radially collapsed configuration and a radially expanded configuration. A leaflet structure can be positioned within the frame and secured thereto. An annular sealing member can be positioned around an outer surface of the frame, wherein the sealing member has a periodic, undulating shape. An outer skirt can be positioned around an outer surface of the sealing member and secured to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Ziv Yohanan, Tamir S. Levi, David Maimon, Michael G. Valdez, Tram Ngoc Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20210307904
    Abstract: Embodiments of a prosthetic valve delivery apparatus are disclosed. The delivery apparatus includes a first portion configured to maintain a fixed spatial relationship relative to a first end of the prosthetic valve and a second portion configured to maintain a fixed spatial relationship relative to a second end of the prosthetic valve during radial expansion of the prosthetic valve. The first portion includes one or more reference radiopaque markers and the second portion includes an indicator radiopaque marker. A position of the indicator radiopaque marker relative to the one or more reference radiopaque markers measures an axial distance between the first and second ends of the prosthetic valve indicative of a corresponding diameter of the prosthetic valve as it is radially expanded from a radially compressed state to a radially expanded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Elazar Levi Schwarcz, Oren Cohen, Ofir Witzman, Yair A. Neumann, Noam Miller, Ziv Yohanan