Surgical Mesh, Connector, Clip, Clamp Or Band Patents (Class 606/151)
  • Patent number: 11026673
    Abstract: A tissue anchor includes a driver head associated with a proximal portion of the tissue anchor, a pointed tip portion associated with a distal portion of the tissue anchor, a tissue-engagement portion disposed between the driver head and the pointed tip portion, and a cover configured to cover at least a portion of the tissue-engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Emil Karapetian
  • Patent number: 11026774
    Abstract: Prosthesis (1a) for repair of an inguinal hernia, intended to be implanted laparoscopically, comprising openwork fabric of biocompatible material, comprising a first surface, called parietal surface, intended to be placed facing biological tissues of the inguinal region, and a second surface, opposite the first surface, called peritoneal surface, intended to be placed facing the peritoneum, the peritoneal surface comprising, on a portion of the surface thereof, a first zone (6), provided with a non-stick coating, the parietal surface comprising, on a portion of the surface thereof, a second zone (7) provided with a non-stick coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: THT BIO-SCIENCE, SOCIETE PAR ACTIONS SIMPLIFIEE
    Inventors: Edouard Pelissier, Claude Largenton, Philippe Ngo
  • Patent number: 11028509
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming a prosthetic base knit (1) made of two parallel sheets of porous knits, namely a first sheet (2) of porous knit and a second sheet of porous knit, said two parallel sheets being joined together in a discrete manner by a plurality of connecting porous knits (4) spaced apart from each other. The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing H-shaped prostheses for hernia repair from said base knit thus obtained and to the prostheses obtained therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SOFRADIM PRODUCTION
    Inventors: Xavier Couderc, Jeremy Miralles, Camille Noorman
  • Patent number: 11013506
    Abstract: A method for syndesmotic repair includes forming a bone tunnel through a first bone and a second bone. A partial anchoring construct is inserted through the bone tunnel. The partial anchoring construct includes a first flexible strand defining a first adjustable loop and a first anchor coupled to a first end of the first adjustable loop. A second end of the first adjustable loop is coupled to a first pull-through strand. A second anchor is coupled to the second end of the first adjustable loop after the first adjustable loop is inserted through the bone tunnel by the first pull-through strand. The length of the first adjustable loop is adjusted to position the first bone and the second bone in a predetermined spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: WRIGHT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Jesse G. Moore
  • Patent number: 11007044
    Abstract: The present invention is an implantable adhesive mesh prosthesis for reinforcing and/or repairing a defect in tissue that is easy to roll into a small diameter cylinder or other low-profile shape for passing through a trocar, incision, or other surgical instrument. More specifically, the adhesive may be applied to the mesh material in a pattern that leaves a significant portion of the surface area of the mesh material free of adhesive. In one embodiment, the adhesive is applied only near the outer perimeter of the mesh product. In another embodiment, the adhesive is applied in spots over all or a portion the surface of the mesh product. In yet another embodiment, the adhesive is applied in parallel lines on the surface of the mesh product and the mesh may be rolled up around an axis parallel to the lines of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Trupiano, Stephen N. Eldridge, Donald A. Coelho, Jr., Kevin J. Ranucci, Roger E. Darois
  • Patent number: 11006956
    Abstract: The invention provides improved devices, systems, and methods for tissue approximation and repair at treatment sites. The invention provides devices, systems, and methods that may more successfully approximate and repair tissue by improving the capture of tissue into the devices. The invention may be a one-way mechanism that allows tissue to enter the mechanism but not easily exit, such as a leaf-spring, a protrusion, a pivoting arm and one or more frictional elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Michael F. Wei
  • Patent number: 11006958
    Abstract: Devices and methods can be used to treat long gap esophageal atresia, while obviating much of the delay and complexities associated with current procedures. The devices and methods involve actively stretching the esophagus portions with traction to promote growth of the esophagus portions. Moreover, the devices and methods provided allow for a compression anastomosis to occur between the esophageal ends. This eliminates the need for a second operation to suture the esophageal ends together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventor: D. Dean Potter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11006940
    Abstract: A device for occluding a vasculature of a patient including a micrograft having an absorbent polymeric structure with a lumen of transporting blood. The micrograft has a series of peaks and valleys formed by crimping. The occluding device is sufficiently small and flexible to be tracked on a guidewire and/or pushed through a microcatheter to a site within the vasculature of the patient. Delivery systems for delivering the micrografts are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Neurogami Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Hebert, Bartosz Bojanowski
  • Patent number: 11000358
    Abstract: A structure of aligned (e.g., radially and/or polygonally aligned) fibers, and systems and methods for producing and using the same. One or more structures provided may be created using an apparatus that includes one or more first electrodes that define an area and/or partially circumscribe an area. For example, a single first electrode may enclose the area, or a plurality of first electrode(s) may be positioned on at least a portion of the perimeter of the area. A second electrode is positioned within the area. Electrodes with rounded (e.g., convex) surfaces may be arranged in an array, and a fibrous structure created using such electrodes may include an array of wells at positions corresponding to the positions of the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Washington University
    Inventors: Matthew R. MacEwan, Jingwei Xie, Zack Ray, Younan Xia
  • Patent number: 10993719
    Abstract: A device for treating a tissue includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a channel extending therethrough, clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within the channel of the capsule so that the clip arms are movable between an open configuration, in which distal ends of the clip arms extend distally past the distal end of the capsule to be separated from one another, and a closed configuration, in which the clip arms are restrained via an interior surface of the capsule so that distal ends of the clips arms are drawn toward one another, and a reinforcement element coupled to the clip arms, the reinforcement element preventing deflection of the clip arms when engaging a target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Jagelski, Greg Trumbull, Ryan Evers, Kevin John Wilcox, Caitlyn Bintz Ashton, Heather Larson, Shawn Ryan, Dennis Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10987096
    Abstract: A device and method for fixating soft tissue to hard tissue with the aid of a suture anchor and a suture or with the aid of a headed anchor, wherein the anchor is forced into the hard tissue and then anchored therein by in situ liquefaction of a material having thermoplastic properties. The device includes a vibration tool and the anchor and possibly a support element, wherein the anchor includes an anchor foot and a thermoplastic sleeve. The thermoplastic sleeve includes the material having thermoplastic properties. The anchor foot has a distal end suitable for being forced into hard tissue and it is connected to the distal end of the vibration tool and the thermoplastic sleeve sits on a proximal face of the anchor foot, the vibration tool and/or a proximal portion of the anchor foot extending into or through the thermoplastic sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10987210
    Abstract: An example implant delivery system is disclosed. The example implant delivery system includes a delivery shaft including a proximal portion, a distal portion and a lumen extending therebetween. The delivery system also includes a frame detachably coupled to the distal portion of the delivery shaft and a tack member coupled to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Nathaniel Tran
  • Patent number: 10986453
    Abstract: An implantable bone conduction transducer arrangement includes a transducer housing having an outer surface with a side wall and opposing ends. A pair of fixation projections are connected to the transducer housing at one end. Each fixation projection includes a bone screw opening configured for insertion of a bone fixation screw to engage underlying skull bone. At least one fixation projection is configured to be independently moveable relative to the transducer housing to form an adjustable relative position between the fixation projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Santek, Thomas Lechleitner
  • Patent number: 10982360
    Abstract: Staple cartridge assemblies for use with surgical stapling instruments and methods for manufacturing the same are provided. Scaffolds for use with a surgical staple cartridge and methods for manufacturing the same are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Vendely, Victoria Dalessandro, Jason L. Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 10973589
    Abstract: A method for guiding resection of local tissue from a patient includes generating at least one image of the patient, automatically determining a plurality of surgical guidance cues indicating three-dimensional spatial properties associated with the local tissue, and generating a visualization of the surgical guidance cues relative to the surface. A system for generating surgical guidance cues for resection of a local tissue from a patient includes a location module for processing at least one image of the patient to determine three-dimensional spatial properties of the local tissue, and a surgical cue generator for generating the surgical guidance cues based upon the three-dimensional spatial properties. A patient-specific locator form for guiding resection of local tissue from a patient includes a locator form surface matching surface of the patient, and a plurality of features indicating a plurality of surgical guidance cues, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
    Inventors: Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, Richard J. Barth, Jr., Keith D. Paulsen
  • Patent number: 10966725
    Abstract: Described here are devices, systems and methods for closing the left atrial appendage. Some of the methods described here utilize one or more guide members having alignment members to aid in positioning of a closure device. In general, these methods include advancing a first guide having a first alignment member into the left atrial appendage, advancing a second guide, having a second alignment member, into the pericardial space, aligning the first and second alignment members, advancing a left atrial appendage closure device into the pericardial space and adjacent to the left atrial appendage, and closing the left atrial appendage with the closure device. In these variations, the closure device typically has an elongate body having a proximal end and a distal end, and a closure element at least partially housed within the elongate body. The closure element comprises a loop defining a continuous aperture therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SentreHEART LLC
    Inventors: Gary H. Miller, Russell A. Seiber, Gregory W. Fung
  • Patent number: 10967102
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to cell encapsulation membranes, devices including the same, and related methods. In an embodiment, a cell encapsulation membrane is included. The cell encapsulation membrane can include a mesh substrate. The mesh substrate can include a first series of fibers extending in a first direction and a second series of fibers extending in a second direction, the first series of fibers intersecting with the second series of fibers, the mesh substrate defining a plurality of apertures disposed between adjacent fibers of the first series and the second series. The cell encapsulation membrane can further include a coating disposed on the mesh substrate, the coating partially occluding the plurality of apertures defined by the mesh substrate and forming pores. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Limited
    Inventors: Martin Lawrence Fawdry, Aiden Flanagan, Matthew McEvaddy, Garry Duffy, Eamonn J. Tuohy
  • Patent number: 10952853
    Abstract: An exemplary implantable prosthetic device has a paddle frame, an inner paddle, and an outer paddle. The outer paddle is connected to the inner paddle. The inner and outer paddles are connected to the paddle frame at a connection between the inner paddle and the outer paddle. The paddle frame can be positioned inside the inner paddle, outside the outer paddle, or between the inner and outer paddles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10953138
    Abstract: Polymer devices are disclosed with microstructured surfaces that modify their absorption pathway. Polymers which generally degrade in water by fracturing into high surface energy fragments, are modified to degrade in vivo without the formation of sharp fragments. Devices are disclosed that possess improved handling characteristics and degrade in an aqueous environment in a uniform and continuous way that favors the formation of soluble monomers rather than solid particulate. Absorbable medical implants with the disclosed surface modifications are more biocompatible, with reduced foreign body response, and dissolution into metabolizable molecular species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BVW HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Lukas Bluecher, Kenneth Kleinhenz, Michael Milbocker
  • Patent number: 10952844
    Abstract: This invention relates to the design and function of a single-tether compressible valve replacement prosthesis which can be deployed into a beating heart without extracorporeal circulation using a transcatheter delivery system. The design as discussed combats the process of wear on anchoring tethers over time by using a plurality of stent-attached, centering tethers, which are themselves attached to a single anchoring tether, which extends through the ventricle and is anchored to a securing device located on the epicardium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tendyne Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Vidlund, Kemal Schankereli
  • Patent number: 10945823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) and method for selecting the size and shape of a prosthesis and/or for determining the location of marks to be made on the external face of the skin of a patient intended to receive such a prosthesis, for example for repairing a hernia, comprising a sheet (2) of transparent material, the said sheet comprising: —a plurality of graphical representations (3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) concentrically embodying the respective outlines of various shapes and sizes of prosthesis, —a plurality of first holes (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 7e) arranged along the transverse line passing through the centre of the said sheet, and —a plurality of second holes (8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 8e, 8f, 8g, 9a, 9b, 9c, 9d, 9e, 9f, 9g) arranged along the longitudinal line passing through the centre (C) of the said sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SOFRADIM PRODUCTION
    Inventors: Sebastien Francois, Sebastien Ladet
  • Patent number: 10945718
    Abstract: A catheter device for repair of the heart by implanting an artificial chord is disclosed. The device comprises a leaflet anchor 10 for placement in a leaflet 12 of a heart valve, wherein the leaflet anchor 10 is arranged to be coupled to the artificial chord 14; and a mechanical gripper device 6 for grasping the leaflet 12 of the heart valve, wherein the gripper device 6 comprises a leaflet anchor channel for housing the leaflet anchor 10 in a folded configuration; the gripper device 6 and leaflet anchor 10 being arranged such that when, in use, the gripper device 6 grasps the leaflet 12, the leaflet anchor 10 can be pushed out of the leaflet anchor channel to pierce the leaflet 12 and form the leaflet anchor 10 into an unfolded configuration so that hooked formations of the leaflet anchor 10 can, in use, secure the leaflet anchor 10 in the leaflet 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIOMECH AS
    Inventors: Nikolai Hiorth, Jacob Bergsland
  • Patent number: 10940296
    Abstract: Described embodiments include apparatus (28) that includes a shunt (26). The shunt includes a flared distal portion (40), a flared proximal portion (44), and an intermediate portion (42), disposed between the distal portion and the proximal portion. The apparatus further includes a constricting flexible longitudinal element (38) passing circumferentially along the intermediate portion of the shunt, configured to constrict the intermediate portion of the shunt, and one or more proximal-portion-collapsing flexible longitudinal elements (36) configured to collapse the proximal portion of the shunt. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: The Medical Research, Infrastructure and Health Services Fund of the Tel Aviv Medical Center, V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventor: Gad Keren
  • Patent number: 10925708
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are presented for embolic protection. In some embodiments, a device for implantation in a patient's vessel containing a fluid flow is provided which comprises proximal and distal ends, an undeployed, substantially linear state, and a deployed, spring-like (helical) state comprising windings. When the device is deployed, the line segment connecting the proximal and distal ends is approximately perpendicular to the majority of the windings and to the fluid flow. In some embodiments, a delivery device for the monofilament device is provided. The delivery device comprises a needle having a lumen, a sharp distal end, and a pusher slidable within the needle. A method for deploying the monofilament device using the delivery device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Javelin Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Shinar, Ofer Yodfat
  • Patent number: 10918372
    Abstract: An anchor device and system for coupling soft tissue to osseous tissue includes a stopper member that supports a loop of suture material. A fixing member includes features that allow it to be rigidly coupled to surrounding bone and thus hold the stopper member in a cavity within the bone. The loop of suture material, in turn, supports a second suture device, which is coupled to, and thus retains, the soft tissue. In certain embodiments, the fixing member includes a wadding structure having a generally elastic property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Parcus Medical LLC
    Inventors: Mark D. Brunsvold, Bart Bracy
  • Patent number: 10918483
    Abstract: A system for implanting a repair device onto a native valve of a natural heart to repair the native valve of a patient during a non-open-heart procedure. The system includes a pair of paddles and a pair of gripping members. The paddles are movable between an open position and a closed position. The paddles and the gripping members are configured to attach to the native valve of the patient. The paddles are biased to the closed position, latched to the gripping members in the closed position, maintained in the closed position by a threaded connection, or otherwise maintained in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Asher L. Metchik, Gregory Scott Tyler, II, Matthew T. Winston, Sergio Delgado, Lauren R. Freschauf, Eric Robert Dixon, Alexander J. Siegel
  • Patent number: 10918472
    Abstract: A delivery device and implantable prosthesis for repairing a soft tissue defect such as an abdominal wall hernia. The delivery device includes a support body that is nested between a first and second layer of the prosthesis. The support body includes a zone of weakness to facilitate collapse of the nested delivery device and prosthesis. A handle extends from the support body and may be used to position the prosthesis as well as to cause the support body to move to a reduced configuration for removal of the support body from the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Werner Pankratz, Lahav Gil
  • Patent number: 10912858
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to pectin-based polymer compositions and methods of use thereof to cover, protect, and seal injuries, e.g., surgical wounds, in a mesothelial tissue. The methods include obtaining a bioadhesive pectin-based polymer composition including a complex of high-methoxyl pectin (HMP) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) in a ratio from about 10 to 1 to 1 to 10 by weight; applying the composition to an injured mesothelial tissue; and applying pressure for at least one minute to enable the composition to bind to the mesothelial tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven James Mentzer, Cristian David Valenzuela, Alexandra Brooke Ysasi, Andrew Barrett Servais
  • Patent number: 10912546
    Abstract: Methods and systems for closing an opening or defect in tissue, closing a lumen or tubular structure, cinching or remodeling a cavity or repairing a valve preferably utilizing a purse string or elastic device. The preferred devices and methods are directed toward catheter-based percutaneous, transvascular techniques used to facilitate placement of the devices within lumens, such as blood vessels, or on or within the heart to perform structural defect repair, such as valvular or ventricular remodeling. In some methods, the catheter is positioned within the right ventricle, wherein the myocardial wall or left ventricle may be accessed through the septal wall to position a device configured to permit reshaping of the ventricle. The device may include a line or a plurality of anchors interconnected by a line. In one arrangement, the line is a coiled member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Laurent Schaller
  • Patent number: 10912645
    Abstract: A differential pressure regulating device is provided for controlling in-vivo pressure in a body, and in particularly in a heart. The device may include a shunt being positioned between two or more lumens in a body, to enable fluids to flow between the lumens, and an adjustable flow regulation mechanism being configured to selectively cover an opening of the shunt, to regulate the flow of fluid through the shunt in relation to a pressure difference between the body lumens. In some embodiments a control mechanism coupled to the adjustable flow regulation mechanism may be provided, to remotely activate the adjustable flow regulation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Rottenberg, Ori J. Braun, Avraham Aba Zakay, Ascher Shmulewitz, Yoram Rozy, Gad Keren
  • Patent number: 10905409
    Abstract: A tissue repair assembly for attachment of tissue to bone or tissue to tissue having a soft anchoring implant 100 with a length of suture 120 there through for tensioning the implant and facilitating attachment of other tissue. The implant 100 is a soft, flexible, three-dimensional structure that has a resident volume 200. An inserter tube 310 facilitates the placement of the implant 100 into bone or adjacent soft tissue where it may be deployed. Upon deployment, the soft anchoring implant 100 shortens axially and expands radially, achieving a larger diameter than the hole through which it was placed, thus resisting pull out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ArthroCare Corporation
    Inventors: Treg Brown, Nathaniel Cohen, Robert Fernandez, Richard D'Elia, Christopher D'Elia, Annette Branger, Steve Golden, Marnette Atkinson, Stewart Kume
  • Patent number: 10898228
    Abstract: An implant delivery device for introducing and positioning implants within patients may include a sheath member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a central longitudinal axis, the sheath member defining a lumen along the central longitudinal axis. The implant delivery device may additionally include an implant delivery shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, the implant delivery shaft disposed at least partially within the sheath member and an implant spreader assembly disposed at the distal end of the implant delivery shaft. In some embodiments, the implant delivery device may further include a cap disposed at the distal end of the sheath member, the cap obstructing at least a portion of an opening into the lumen of the sheath member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Nathaniel Tran
  • Patent number: 10881441
    Abstract: Implant delivery systems for delivering sheet-like implants include a delivery shaft, an implant expander, a sheath, and a sheet-like implant. In some embodiments, the delivery shaft has a proximal end and a distal end. The implant expander is mounted to the distal end of the delivery shaft. The implant expander includes a central portion and a plurality of leg portions radiating from the central portion. The implant expander is evertable between an unstressed configuration in which a distal surface of the implant expander defines a concave surface, and a first compact configuration in which the distal surface of the implant expander defines a convex surface. The implant expander has a first lateral extent when the implant expander is free to assume the unstressed configuration. The sheath defines a lumen having a lumen diameter. At least a portion of the delivery shaft is slidably disposed in the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Rotation Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles L. Euteneuer, Rebecca McCarville, Duane Frion, Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Diane M. Feehan, John Quackenbush
  • Patent number: 10874503
    Abstract: An example medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes an implant delivery system having a delivery shaft including a proximal portion and a distal portion and a detachable frame coupled to the distal portion of the delivery shaft. The detachable frame includes a body portion and a plurality of attachment arms extending away from the body portion. The plurality of attachment arms are configured to be attached to an implant and the detachable frame is configured to detach from the delivery shaft in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ROTATION MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Zenz-Olson, Nathaniel Tran
  • Patent number: 10869763
    Abstract: In an exemplary method of implanting a valve repair device on a mitral valve of a patient, first and second clasps of the valve repair device are closed to grasp the leaflets of the mitral valve. First and second paddles of the valve repair device are closed to bring the leaflets of the mitral valve into contact with a coaptation or coaption element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10857266
    Abstract: Described herein are tissue grafts derived from the placental tissue that are reinforced with at least one biocompatible mesh. The tissue grafts possess good adhesion to biological tissues and are useful in wound healing applications. Also described herein are methods for making and using the tissue grafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MiMedx Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Koob, Robert Tofe, Elizabeth Chen
  • Patent number: 10856960
    Abstract: Absorbable composite medical devices such as surgical meshes and braided sutures, which display two or more absorption/biodegradation and breaking strength retention profiles and exhibit unique properties in different clinical settings, are made using combinations of at least two types of yarns having distinctly different physicochemical and biological properties and incorporate in the subject construct special designs to provide a range of unique properties as clinically useful implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Poly-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Shalaby W. Shalaby, Shawn Peniston, Michael Scott Taylor, Douglas D. Greene
  • Patent number: 10856988
    Abstract: An intravascular device configured to be recaptured within a guide catheter has a ring located at the distal end of a delivery catheter. The ring has an outer diameter greater than that of the delivery catheter and a sloped guide surface near the outer edge of the ring to urge the ring and delivery catheter toward a radially centered position within the guide catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Sean A. McNiven, Herminia C. Heflin, Stephanie A. Kozuma
  • Patent number: 10842612
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides devices and methods for treating the breast. The devices can include an acellular tissue matrix having a predefined shape. The shape can include a first edge with an S-shaped configuration and a second arcuate-shaped edge. The shape alternatively can include a first concave edge and a second convex edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Barere, Sangwook Park, Evan J. Friedman, Kai-Roy Wang
  • Patent number: 10842544
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fixating device composed of plastic or metal for medical care, which fixating device interacts with a Kirschner wire (9) as a fastening means, comprising an opening for accommodating the fastening means and at least two further openings for accommodating fastening material in the form of stitches (13) and wires. The Kirschner wire (9) reaches through the one opening and is retained in the one opening in a positionally stable manner by the fastening material. The fixating device can be designed as a plate (101), be domed on all sides (1), or be designed as a sphere segment (211). The invention further relates to the use of the fixating device for osteosynthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Heiko Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 10842605
    Abstract: A prosthesis for repairing a hernia defect includes a patch body, a hoisting frame releasably attachable to the patch body, and a tether attached to the hoisting frame with a free end extendable through the thickness of the patch body and accessible from the side of the patch body opposite to where the hoisting frame is releasably attached. The patch body and/or the hoisting frame includes a self-expanding support member. The hoisting frame includes a frame body with an outer frame component and a force translation component for directing pulling forces on the tether across the frame body. The outer frame component has a loop configuration to generally follow the patch periphery with overlapping end portions or a gap between free ends thereof. The force translation component is separable into multiple segments to facilitate withdrawal of the hoisting frame through an opening when released from the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Jason Hamilton, John Conidi, Matthew Rothberg, Donald E. Ziniti
  • Patent number: 10835364
    Abstract: An apparatus enables concurrent restoration of a gastroesophageal valve and tightening of the lower esophageal sphincter. The apparatus comprises a longitudinal member having a distal end arranged to be received within a stomach, a tissue shaper at the distal end of the longitudinal member that forms a gastroesophageal valve from stomach tissue, and a tissue gatherer that gathers fundus tissue at or aboral to the gastroesophageal junction to reduce an esophageal opening into the stomach and tighten the lower esophageal sphincter. A fastener deployer then deploys at least one fastener pair to maintain both the restored gastroesophageal valve and the tightened lower esophageal sphincter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: EndoGastric Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan J. M. Kraemer, Brett J. Carter
  • Patent number: 10827971
    Abstract: A method of generating a correction plan for a knee of a patient includes obtaining a ratio of reference bone density to reference ligament tension in a reference population. A bone of the knee of the patient may be imaged. From the image of the bone, a first dataset may be determined including at least one site of ligament attachment and existing dwell points of a medial femoral condyle and lateral femoral condyle of the patient on a tibia of the patient. Desired positions of contact in three dimensions of the femoral condyles of the patient with the tibia of the patient may be obtained by determining a relationship in which a ratio of bone density to ligament tension of the patient is substantially equal to the ratio of reference bone density to reference ligament tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Gokce Yildirim, Sally Liarno, Mark Gruczynski
  • Patent number: 10828182
    Abstract: A vascular remodeling device has a plurality of sections, sized for deployment in a blood vessel, that is radially expandable from a collapsed state to an expanded state. Each section has a plurality of interconnected struts that define a waist, a proximal face, and a distal face. Each face comprises (i) a plurality of distal strut portions extending proximally from a distal side of the face, (ii) a plurality of proximal strut portions extending distally from a proximal side of the face, and (iii) a plurality of sub-struts, wherein, from each proximal strut portion, two of the sub-struts each extend to a different one of the distal strut portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Masoud Molaei, Evan Epstein, Gabriel Newell, Quang Tran
  • Patent number: 10820909
    Abstract: A surgical ligation clip and method of operation are described and include a top jaw member and bottom jaw member joined at a hinge section for movement about the hinge section. The hinge section can be offset or space laterally from one or both of the jaw members. Teeth arrangements and distributions are also described, as well as closing and jaw ends engagement configurations, for example for more easily engaging/piercing connective or other tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Celso Bagaoisan, Suresh Pai, James Dreher, Kirk Tamaddon
  • Patent number: 10820996
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for repairing a native heart valve. In one embodiment, a repair device for repairing a native mitral valve having an anterior leaflet and a posterior leaflet between a left atrium and a left ventricle comprises a support having a contracted configuration and an extended configuration, and an appendage, such as a flap or apron extending from the support. In the contracted configuration, the support is sized to be inserted under the posterior leaflet between a wall of the left ventricle and chordae tendineae. In the extended configuration, the support is configured to project anteriorly with respect to a posterior wall of the left ventricle by a distance sufficient to position at least a portion of the posterior leaflet toward the anterior leaflet, and the appendage is configured to extend beyond an edge of the posterior leaflet toward the anterior leaflet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Twelve, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanson Gifford, III
  • Patent number: 10820979
    Abstract: Prosthesis (1) comprising a patch (2) made of biocompatible material, said patch having a generally plane geometric shape that defines two opposite faces, a centre, a length and a width of said patch, characterized in that said patch is provided, on one (2a) of its faces, with a single marking means (3) designed to indicate both the centre (C) of the patch and also the longitudinal direction of said patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SOFRADIM PRODUCTION
    Inventors: Sébastien Ladet, Sebastien Francois, Nicolas Prost
  • Patent number: 10813633
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for attaching soft tissue to bone. In general, a deployment device, insertion assembly, and suture anchor are provided. The insertion assembly is coupled between the deployment device and the suture anchor to allow the deployment device to deploy the suture anchor into bone. Each of the various components disclosed herein can be used alone, in combination with one another, or in combination with various other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Ziniti, Kevin J. Ranucci, Armand A. Morin
  • Patent number: 10813743
    Abstract: Soft tissue repair grafts are provided for supporting, covering, and/or retaining an implant positioned in the body of a subject. The grafts are particularly suitable for use for pre-pectoral breast reconstruction with a breast implant or tissue expander. The grafts include positional notches for more accurate positioning in a subject. The grafts also include at least one cuff element which is folded to form a reinforced folded edge for suturing the graft more securely to adjacent tissues than previously known grafts. The grafts also include a plurality of arcuate slots which form a plurality of circular patterns arranged concentrically about a focal point, thereby enabling the grafts to expand without tearing and to conform more closely to the implant and/or adjacent body tissues such as the breast pocket, than previously known grafts. Acellular dermal matrices are particularly suitable for making the soft tissue repair grafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
    Inventors: Aldona Jedrysiak Spiegel, Kai-Roy Wang
  • Patent number: 10779829
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes interventional devices, systems, and methods for closing a regurgitant gap in a cardiac valve. Interventional devices are configured to be deployed between two previously placed implants or between a previously placed implant and a valve commissure. The interventional devices compress captured leaflet tissue and/or apply a tensioning force along the line of coaptation to assist in closing the gap and reducing regurgitant flow through the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael F. Wei