With Emboli Trap Or Filter Patents (Class 606/200)
  • Patent number: 10709540
    Abstract: A blood vessel occlusion device comprising a plurality of legs having a deployed state wherein each of the plurality of legs is angled outwardly toward a vessel wall and a delivery state wherein the plurality of legs are sized and shaped for pushing into a target blood vessel and substantially in parallel to a common longitudinal axis. Each leg has an anchoring tooth at a distal end thereof and a gripping point formed therealong. Each leg switches from deployed state to delivery state by a retention element and maintained in delivery state when said retention element is supported by the gripping point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: V.V.T. Med Ltd.
    Inventor: Zeev Brandeis
  • Patent number: 10709432
    Abstract: A left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device that includes an anchor portion having a first segment and a second segment that are connected in spaced-apart manner by a first connector, a sealing portion, and a second connector that connects the anchor portion and the second segment sealing portion. The first segment is adapted to be positioned outside the LAA and in the pericardial sac after deployment of the closure device, and the second segment is positioned between the first segment and the sealing portion inside the LAA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jianlu Ma
  • Patent number: 10709466
    Abstract: An obstruction removal device is described, having one or more engaging members which can engage portions of the clot. The one or more engaging members have a collapsed, delivery state, and an expanded, deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Bowman, Jared Shimizu, Kiet Lam, Jeff Inlow
  • Patent number: 10695559
    Abstract: An assembly including an autonomous capsule having an anchoring member adapted to penetrate tissue of the heart and an accessory for implantation of the capsule. The accessory includes a steerable catheter with an inner lumen, having at its distal end a tubular protection tip defining a volume for housing the capsule. The accessory also includes a disconnectable attachment mechanism for supporting and guiding the capsule to an implantation site and a sub-catheter housed within the lumen of the steerable catheter, moveable in translation and in rotation relative to the steerable catheter. The sub-catheter and the capsule are movable between a retracted position and a position wherein the capsule is deployed out of the protection tip. The sub-catheter and the capsule are provided with a first fastening mechanism for fastening the two in translation and in mutual rotation, which is disconnectable under a rotation applied to the sub-catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sorin CRM SAS
    Inventor: Jean-François Ollivier
  • Patent number: 10695084
    Abstract: A thrombus treatment device includes a support wire, a body frame portion that is disposed about an axis defined by the support wire, one or more tethers that each have a first end and a second end. Each of the one or more tethers is attached at its first end to the body frame portion, and at its second end to a collar that couples the second end of each of the multiple tethers to the support wire. When the collar is advanced to a position substantially within a region interior of the body frame portion, a rotational actuation of the support wire causes a swiveling motion of the one or more tethers. The swiveling motion of the tethers operates to macerate a thrombus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Nathan L. Friedman, Eric H. Zacharias
  • Patent number: 10695158
    Abstract: An implantable medical device such as a filter has a generally conical shape formed by a set of filter legs extending from a free distal end to an apex of the assembly and specifically to a coupling device. A retrieval element such as a hook extends from the hub of. A spacer member is disposed at the hub and is formed of a plurality of curved wire elements. The spacer member has a radius or width smaller than the greatest radius of the filter device, defined by the free ends of the filter legs. The spacer member allows the filter assembly to tilt within a vessel but limits the tilt to a maximum desired or permitted tilt, ensuring that the retrieval device remains spaced from the vessel wall and therefore not subject to tissue ingrowth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Jeppe D. Johnsen, Bent Øhlenschlaeger, Christian Dela, Torben Andersen
  • Patent number: 10675139
    Abstract: Medical device for embolic protection in an aortic arch, comprising a catheter having a shaft and a distal end portion of the shaft, an expandable embolic protection device having a filter membrane and a frame. The frame comprises a frame loop and an elongated frame shaft having a distal end portion connected to the frame loop in a connection point, in its expanded state the frame loop spans said filter membrane and bending means to bend the distal end portion of the catheter and/or the distal end portion of the frame shaft. The medical device comprises a protective state in which the distal end portion of the catheter is bent, the embolic protection device is expanded, the frame shaft extends in a longitudinal direction of the bent distal end portion and the expanded frame loop being completely positioned distally of the connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PROTEMBIS GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Von Mangoldt, Conrad Rasmus, Victor Alfonso Jiménez Diaz, Carlos Maria Diaz Lopez
  • Patent number: 10675037
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating vascular defects, such as, for example, balloon-type aneurysms, are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an insertion portion and an expandable implant. The expandable implant is configured to be deployed in an aneurysm and is coupled to the insertion portion. The expandable implant has a first portion and a second portion coupled to the first portion. The expandable implant is movable between a first configuration in which the first portion and the second portion are substantially linearly aligned and a second configuration in which the second portion at least partially overlaps the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Maria G. Aboytes, Arturo S. Rosqueta
  • Patent number: 10675012
    Abstract: A device for occluding an aperture in a body of a patient includes a frame that includes a plurality of elongate members and a hub component that includes a plurality of attachment members, wherein for each elongate member of the plurality of elongate members a first end of the elongate member is fixedly attached to an attachment member of the plurality of attachment members at an attachment region. The frame and the hub component together form at least one occlusive element. Each receptacle of the plurality of attachment members is configured to pivot with respect to the hub component, such that each attachment region is movable with respect to the hub component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Coby C Larsen, Steven J Masters, Thomas R McDaniel
  • Patent number: 10667821
    Abstract: Embodiments of aortic occlusion devices are described herein that include radially expandable and collapsible proximal and distal end portions, such as annular self-expanding stents or frames, that are configured to radially expand within an aorta to secure the device within the aorta. The devices can also include a catheter extending axially between the distal end portion and the proximal end portion and a porous covering, or filter, positioned around the catheter and between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion and configured to filter emboli from blood flowing into upper-body arteries. The device can further include a one-way valve positioned at or adjacent to the distal end portion of the device and configured to restrict retrograde blood flow through the device toward the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Mark M. Dehdashtian, Teodoro S. Jimenez, Nathan Satter, Fabian Daniel Schroeder, Raffaele Mazzei, Jeff Kosmoski, Shahram Zamani, Adam J. Yestrepsky
  • Patent number: 10660738
    Abstract: A treatment aiding device includes a flexible shaft; a filter; linear supporting members; an elastomer member composed of an elastomer in which a penetrating hole is formed, which elastomer member is arranged in the proximal side relative to the opening section of the filter such that the shaft penetrates the penetrating hole, wherein the outer diameter of the end face in which the penetrating hole is formed is larger than the outer diameter of the opening-section side of the filter when the filter is closed; and an outer tube in which a penetrating hole is formed, which outer tube is arranged in the proximal side relative to the opening section of the filter such that the shaft penetrates the penetrating hole in a state which allows movement of the shaft in the longitudinal direction; wherein the elastomer member is fixed in the distal side of the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kanji Inoue, Takahiro Yagi, Masaki Fujita, Koji Kadowaki, Kazuhiro Tanahashi
  • Patent number: 10653425
    Abstract: A braided implant is provided that can secure within an aneurysm sac, occlude a majority of the aneurysm's neck, and at least partially fill the aneurysm sac. The implant can include a tubular braid that can be set into a predetermined shape, compressed for delivery through a microcatheter, and implanted in at least one implanted position. In some examples, the tubular braid can be implanted in two distinct implanted shapes, allowing for treatment of a wide range of aneurysm sizes. In some examples, the implanted braid can include a compaction resistant column spanning the height of the aneurysm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Lacey Gorochow, Ariel Soto Del Valle
  • Patent number: 10624648
    Abstract: A left atrial appendage occluder (200) comprises a sealing part (220), a fixing part (210) disposed at one side of the sealing part (220), and a connection part (230) for connecting the sealing part (220) and the fixing part (210). The radial deformation capacity of the sealing part (220) is greater than the radial deformation capacity of the fixing part (210), and/or, the axial deformation capacity of the sealing part (220) is greater than the axial deformation capacity of the fixing part (210). In the left atrial appendage occluder (200), the radial or axial deformation capacity of the sealing part (220) is configured to be greater than the radial or axial deformation capacity of the fixing part (210), thereby avoiding the situation in which the sealing part (220) is not optimally fitted with the opening of the left atrial appendage (10) when the fixing part (210) is placed inside of the left atrial appendage (10), which in turn enhances the occlusion effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lifetech Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Anning Li, Zhuo Chen
  • Patent number: 10624731
    Abstract: A vascular filter system comprises a vascular filter (1), a clamp device (50), and a delivery catheter (51). The filter (1) comprises filter elements (6). When used without the clamp device (50), the filter elements (6) move from a closed state to an open state upon elapse of a predetermined period of time. In the closed state the filter elements (6) capture thrombus passing through the inferior vena cava (2). The delivery catheter (51) is employed to deliver the clamp device (50) to the filter (1) after the filter (1) has been deployed in the inferior vena cava (2). The clamp device (50) engages with the filter elements (6) of the filter (1) to clamp the filter (1) in the closed state beyond elapse of the predetermined period of time. Because of the presence of the clamp device (50), the filter elements (6) are no longer free to move from the closed state to the open state upon elapse of the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Novate Medical Limited
    Inventors: Paul Gilson, Steven Horan, Karl Keating, Aidan Goggin
  • Patent number: 10624619
    Abstract: Described herein are a collapsible medical device and associated methods of occluding an abnormal opening in a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from plural layers of a heat-treatable metal fabric. Each of the fabric layers is formed from a plurality of metal strands and the assembly is heat-treated within a mold in order to substantially set a desired shape of the device. By incorporating plural layers in the thus-formed medical device, the ability of the device to rapidly occlude an abnormal opening in a body organ is significantly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, CARDIOLOGY DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Xiaoping Gu, John C. Oslund, Gary A. Thill
  • Patent number: 10624771
    Abstract: A stent delivery system provided by the present application comprises: a radiopaque tip located at the distal end of the stent delivery system; a beads component comprising at least one expandable part; a funnel component comprising a distal flare structure and a proximal collapsed end, wherein the cross-section of the flare structure gradually increases from its minimum diameter to its maximum diameter along the proximal-to-distal direction; and a core wire located at the proximal end of the stent delivery system; and wherein the distal end of the beads component is fixed on the radiopaque tip and the proximal end of the beads component is fixed on the core wire; wherein the funnel component is coupled with the beads component and the core wire, and is fixed on the core wire through the collapsed end. The present application also provides a flow diversion device and an assembly method of the flow diversion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AccuMedical Beijing Ltd.
    Inventor: Yiran Lu
  • Patent number: 10617845
    Abstract: A catheter that comprises a hub, an elongated conduit, and at least one lumen therein. The lumen includes a proximal lumen section, a distal lumen section, and an intermediate lumen section extending between the proximal and distal lumen sections. The cross-sectional dimension of the intermediate lumen section is less than the cross-sectional dimension of the distal lumen section. In one embodiment, the cross-sectional dimension of the intermediate lumen section is less than the cross-sectional dimension of the proximal lumen section. In certain embodiments, the lumen tapers from the distal and/or proximal lumen sections to the intermediate lumen section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Lareau, Benjamin Bell, Mark Girard
  • Patent number: 10617425
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for occluding the left atrial appendage (LAA) to exclude the LAA from blood flow to prevent blood from clotting within the LAA and subsequently embolizing, particularly in patients with atrial fibrillation. A foam implant is delivered via transcatheter delivery into the LAA and anchored using an internal locking system of the implant. The locking system includes deployable anchors that can be deployed after deployment of the foam implant from the delivery catheter and expansion of the foam within the LAA. The implant location can thus be verified before deploying the anchors to secure the implant. The locking system can be reversible to allow retraction of the anchors and repositioning or retrieval of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Conformal Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron V. Kaplan, David Melanson, Carol Devellian, Andy H. Levine, Andres Chamorro
  • Patent number: 10617509
    Abstract: An embolic protection device comprises a tubular filter body attached to a sheath. The tubular filter body has an open upstream end and a generally closed downstream end for capturing emboli. A self-opening passage through the emboli capture end of the tubular filter body allows multiple catheters to be advanced from the sheath or otherwise into the filter body simultaneously or sequentially. The sheath is attached to a peripheral support structure near the emboli capture end of the filter body to facilitate deployment and retrieval of the filter body through a restraining delivery catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Emboline, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Kleshinski, Scott M. Russell, Amir Belson
  • Patent number: 10617508
    Abstract: An intravascular filter assembly has an expanded state for capturing thrombi in a patient's blood vessel, a first a collapsed state for removal from the patient's blood vessel in a first direction and a second collapsed state for removal from the patient's blood vessel in a second direction. A plurality of first struts extends from a first axial side of a fixed hub, and a plurality of second struts extends from the opposite axial side of the fixed hub. An axially movable hub has a first position radially surrounding the tubular body, a second position axially spaced apart from the fixed hub along the first struts, and a third position axially spaced apart from the fixed hub along the second struts. The first struts are collapsed when the movable hub is in the second position, and the second struts are collapsed when the movable hub is in the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Frank J. Fischer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10610229
    Abstract: An embolic protection device, kit, and medical procedure prevent embolic material from entering into side branch vessels of the aortic arch. The device is a collapsible embolic protection device devised for temporary transvascular delivery to an aortic arch of a patient and has a protection unit that comprises a selectively permeable unit adapted to prevent embolic material from passage with a blood flow into a plurality of aortic side branch vessels at the aortic arch. The protection unit is permanently attached to a transvascular delivery unit and a first support member that is at least partly arranged at a periphery of the selectively permeable unit. In an expanded state of the device, the connection point is enclosed by the first support member or arranged at said support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SWAT Medical AB
    Inventor: Anders Jönsson
  • Patent number: 10610246
    Abstract: A clot retrieval device 1 for removing occlusive clot from a blood vessel, the device comprises an inner elongate body 3 having a collapsed delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration and an outer elongate body 2 at least partially overlying the inner elongate body 2. The outer elongate body 2 is expandable to a radial extent which is greater than the radial extent of the inner body 3 in the deployed configuration to define a clot reception space 11. The outer elongate body 2 comprises a distal end portion 24,49 and the inner elongate body 3 comprises a main body portion 10 and a distal portion which extends in the deployed configuration towards the outer elongate body 2 to a greater extent than the main body portion. The distal portion 10 of the inner elongate member 3 and the distal end portion 24,49 of the outer elongate body 2 together define a three dimensional protective structure to substantially prevent distal egress of clot or clot fragments from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Neuravi Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, Brendan Casey, Michael Gilvarry, David Hardiman, Kevin McArdle, Mahmood Razavi, David Vale
  • Patent number: 10603070
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of endovascular treatment. More particularly, the present invention uses a modified hydrogel intrasaccular occlusion device designed to implement an endovascular treatment to ameliorating or eliminating aneurysm recurrence, which hydrogel may optionally be impregnated with pharmaceutical compounds. The present invention also teaches the use of thin hydrogel coatings to ameliorate endovascular treatment related difficulties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel E. Walzman
  • Patent number: 10595950
    Abstract: Nano-actuators having a helical member formed with a ferromagnetic shape memory alloy (FSMA) are disclosed that are elastically deformable between a compressed state and an expanded state by the application of a magnetic field. The nano-actuators may include a ferromagnetic head portion, that may be formed from the FSMA or from another material. A thin biocompatible external layer provides a platform for attaching a ligand that is selected to bind with a target cell type, for example, a target cancer cell. The nano-actuators are magnetically propelled to the target cells, and oscillated and/or rotated to mechanically damage the target cells to induce apoptosis. The nano-actuators may be formed by electro deposition of the FSMA into a nano-helical template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventor: Minoru Taya
  • Patent number: 10595980
    Abstract: A temporary percutaneous valve-filter device having valve portions non-porous to blood and filter portions non-porous to emboli but at least in part porous to blood. In one embodiment, the device has a substantially flat valve unit and a substantially flat filter unit. In another embodiment, the device has at least one open umbrella deployed configuration. In one aspect, the device has a unitary construction with one umbrella canopy with one or more filter areas with flaps allowing unidirectional blood flow. In another aspect, the device has a valve unit and filter unit, the umbrella canopies oriented in opposite directions, and the valve unit “closes” and opens to allow blood to flow to one direction. Also provided is a temporary valve system, including a core having an inverted delivery configuration and everted deployed configuration, that may be used with or without a filter unit, and a method of deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Valve Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoram Richter, Ety Weisz, Boaz Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10595875
    Abstract: A non-occlusive blood-restricting device is provided for use with a microcatheter and for treating a vascular malformation. The device includes a first section, a second section, and an intermediate section. The first section is configured to assume a first shape when deployed from the microcatheter within a portion of the vascular malformation so as to at least partially cover an orifice of the vascular malformation. The first shape defines a sequence of loops having a gradually decreasing diameter. The second section is configured to assume a second shape when deployed from the microcatheter, wherein the second shape defines a sequence of one or more loops having a constant or gradually decreasing diameter. The intermediate section connects the first and the second sections and is configured to space apart the first and the second sections when deployed from the microcatheter. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ENDOSTREAM MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Danel Mayer, Alon May
  • Patent number: 10588681
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present invention provide an apparatus and a method of removing an orthopedic implant from a patient. In one embodiment, the method includes cycling the temperature of at least a portion of the orthopedic implant between a first temperature and a second temperature that differs from the first temperature. In one embodiment, the first temperature is above 0° C. and the second temperature is below 0° C. The temperature cycling causes a thermal expansion differential between at least a portion of the orthopedic implant and material in a region contacting the orthopedic implant. In one embodiment, the thermal expansion differential is of an extent sufficient to cause physical separation of at least a portion of the surface of the orthopedic implant from material contacting the surface of the orthopedic implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Rush University Medical Center
    Inventor: Nadim James Hallab
  • Patent number: 10588618
    Abstract: A tissue anchor is provided that includes a head connected to a shaft, and a tissue-coupling element extending from the shaft. When the tissue anchor is unconstrained, the head is coaxial with an axis of the shaft, and the tissue-coupling element is generally orthogonal to the axis and is shaped such that if the tissue-coupling element were to be projected onto a plane that is perpendicular to the axis, (a) at least 80% of an area of a projection of the tissue-coupling element on the plane would fall within a first angle of 180 degrees in the plane having a vertex at the axis, and (b) the area would partially overlap, at least 3 mm from the vertex, both rays of a second angle of between 45 and 180 degrees in the plane having the vertex at the axis. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 10582939
    Abstract: A clot capture system for disengaging a clot from a vessel wall and removing the clot from the vessel. The system may include a clot capture device for placement on a distal side of a clot. The clot capture device may have a retracted delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration. The clot removal device may have a proximal support frame, and a distal fiber net. The support frame may have a retracted delivery configuration and an expanded deployed configuration. The proximal support frame in the expanded configuration may define a proximal inlet mouth for engaging a clot and a net for confining the clot. An elongate member may facilitate capture and/or withdrawal of a clot from a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Neuravi Limited
    Inventors: Eamon Brady, David Vale, Michael Gilvarry, Mahmood Razavi, John O'Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 10575852
    Abstract: A medical procedure for positioning an embolic protection device effectively prevents material from entering with blood flow into side branch vessels of the aortic arch. The protection unit is permanently attached to a transvascular delivery unit at a connection point at a support frame that is at least partly arranged at a periphery of a selectively permeable unit. In an expanded state of the device, the connection point is enclosed by the support member or arranged at said support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SWAT Medical AB
    Inventor: Anders Jönsson
  • Patent number: 10568628
    Abstract: There are shown and described embodiments of a closure device for closing holes in tissue, for example in the right atrial appendage. The closure device in particular embodiments includes first and second mesh closure members and a tether or stem connecting them. Embodiments of a delivery device for the closure device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Muffin Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory James Hardy, Shaun Davis Gittard, John C. Sigmon, Jr., William J. Havel, Jeremy T. Newkirk, Neal E. Fearnot, Rita Hadley
  • Patent number: 10568729
    Abstract: A device for transcatheter insertion into the aortic root at the sinotubular junction by a wire guide and a catheter for protecting surrounding tissues, the device including an assembly serving as a valvular embolic filter, configured to slide in a guided manner inside the catheter, the assembly configured to form, in the aortic root of an aorta, a safety enclosure ensuring a valve function and a protective function against embolic accidents, wherein the assembly includes, a tubular body, and a filtration and valve part configured to deploy outside the catheter or retract inside the catheter, wherein the tubular body is secured, at one end, to the filtration and valve part, wherein the filtration and valve part forms the valvular embolic filter and a temporary valve, wherein the filtration and valve part is configured to prevent regurgitation of blood when deployed outside the catheter for covering a native aortic valve with a seat secured in the aortic root at sinuses of valsalva without obstructing a blood
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: AorticLab Italy srl, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint-Étienne
    Inventors: Bernard Pain, Marco Vola, Enrico Pasquino
  • Patent number: 10561429
    Abstract: A calculus removing device includes a cylinder, a screw, and a hand-operated unit. The cylinder includes a storage portion configured to store calculi and broken calculus pieces, and an opening communicating with the storage portion. The screw is helically-shaped, is arranged in the storage portion and is configured to move the calculi to a proximal end of the cylinder while drawing the calculi into the storage portion thereof via the opening in association with the rotation of the cylinder about an axial line along a longitudinal direction of the cylinder. The hand-operated unit includes an operating member for rotating the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kei Honda
  • Patent number: 10561441
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of endovascular treatment. More particularly, the present invention uses a modified hydrogel intrasaccular occlusion device designed to implement an endovascular treatment to ameliorating or eliminating aneurysm recurrence, which hydrogel may optionally be impregnated with pharmaceutical compounds. The present invention also teaches the use of thin hydrogel coatings to ameliorate endovascular treatment related difficulties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel E. Walzman
  • Patent number: 10561488
    Abstract: Embolic material capture catheters and related devices and methods employ a staged deployment of an embolic material capture element. A method of deploying an embolic material capture element in a blood vessel includes advancing the embolic material capture element in an insertion configuration through the blood vessel. A middle portion of the embolic material capture element is expanded via distal advancement of an inner sheath toward a distal end portion of the embolic material capture element constrained by a dilator assembly. The dilator assembly is then reconfigured to release the distal end portion of the embolic material capture element from engagement with the dilator assembly. Upon release, the distal end portion of the embolic material capture element expands to complete deployment of the embolic material capture element in the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Groh, M.D.
  • Patent number: 10548579
    Abstract: A medical implant for a left atrial appendage may include a central member having an anchor at a distal end and a plurality of legs joined together at a joint coupled to the central member. The plurality of legs may be configured to expand from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration. A medical implant may include a central shaft having an anchor at a distal end and a cup-shaped occluder fixed to a proximal end of the central shaft, the occluder being configured to expand from a delivery configuration to a deployed configuration and retard tissue ingrowth thereon. A medical implant system may include a delivery sheath, an implant having an expandable frame including a plurality of legs each having an anchor and a mesh having a plurality of openings therethrough attached to the frame, and a plurality of particles disposed within the delivery sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie Turkington, Patrick Connolly, Martyn G. Folan, Fergal Horgan
  • Patent number: 10548607
    Abstract: The present invention teaches the use of a disc shaped mesh intrasaccular occlusion structure with at least one hole in said disc, with optional supplemental hydrogel, which is designed to implement an endovascular treatment to facilitate saccular aneurysm treatment while ameliorating or eliminating aneurysm recurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Ezra Walzman
  • Patent number: 10548707
    Abstract: A device for filtering emboli from blood flowing through a lumen defined by the walls of a vessel in a patient's body, comprising: a filter element being expandable from a collapsed configuration when the filter element is restrained to an expanded configuration when the filter element is unrestrained, and an elongate support member, the filter being carried on a portion of the elongate support member, wherein the filter element has proximal and distal portions and a central portion, the filter element having a shape in the expanded configuration which defines a cavity having a proximal facing opening, and wherein the proximal portion of the filter element comprises a radiopaque element in the form of a discontinuous loop extending around a portion of a perimeter of the proximal facing opening, the discontinuous loop having a gap and the gap being proximate to the elongate support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Steven Zaver, Sengkham Sirivong, Christopher Quinn, Earl Slee, Linda Anderson
  • Patent number: 10537418
    Abstract: A catheter compiling a housing portion defining an interior cavity and the housing portion comprising a housing member having an interior space dimensioned for housing an indwelling medical device. The elongated member comprises a lumen extending at least from an exit port to a distal port, the housing member is disposed within the lumen, and the lumen is dimensioned in the housing portion to receive a guidewire outside of the interior space of the housing member. A medical device for filtering emboli from blood flowing in a blood vessel of patient comprising an elongate support member and an elongate side branch member connected to the elongate support member. The filter element is attached to the elongate side branch member by a proximal filter element slider, and the elongate side branch member is adapted to maintain the filter element centered in the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Cathleen von Lehe, Sengkham Sirivong
  • Patent number: 10531876
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for delivering and mechanically detaching embolic coils. The systems disclosed herein comprise a mechanical detachment mechanism to intravascularly release an embolic coil. The methods disclosed herein comprise a various triggering mechanisms to detach embolic coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SPARTAN MICRO, INC.
    Inventor: Eric P. Stoppenhagen
  • Patent number: 10524811
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating thrombosis and or emboli in a peripheral vasculature of a patient are disclosed herein. The method can include providing a thrombus extraction device including a proximal self-expanding coring portion formed of a unitary fenestrated structure and a distal expandable tubular portion formed of a braided filament mesh structure; advancing a catheter constraining the thrombus extraction device through a vascular thrombus in a vessel; deploying the thrombus extraction device from the catheter from a constrained configuration to an expanded configuration; retracting the thrombus extraction device proximally so that the coring portion cores and separates a portion of the vascular thrombus from the venous vessel wall while the mesh structure captures the vascular thrombus portion; and withdrawing the thrombus extraction device from the patient to remove the vascular thrombus portion from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Inari Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Phil Marchand, John C. Thress, Jacob F. Louw, Brian J. Cox, Richard Quick
  • Patent number: 10524892
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a method and apparatus for deploying and/or retrieving an object (e.g., a vena cava filter) in a cavity (e.g., a vena cava) using a system configured to: (i) maintain grip of the unsheathed object in the cavity until deliberately released, (ii) prevent premature release of the object in the cavity, and/or (iii) facilitate retrieval by first everting said object, then withdrawing the object through a guiding catheter (e.g., retrieval via eversion).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADIENT MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mitchell Eggers, Jeremy Durack, Joseph Steele, Michael Hogan, Raymond Kirk, David Franklin
  • Patent number: 10524908
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of deploying a stent graft having a proximal anchor stent ring includes restraining proximal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring between a spindle body of a spindle and a control release sleeve of a tapered tip. The control release sleeve is advanced relative to the spindle to release a first proximal apex through an opening in the control release sleeve while the remaining proximal apexes remain restrained by the control release sleeve. The control release sleeve is further advanced relative to the spindle to release the remaining proximal apexes from the control release sleeve. In another example, a stent capture fitting has variable length stent capture fitting arms. As the stent capture fitting is retracted, the proximal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring are sequentially exposed from and released by the variable length stent capture fitting arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan Rea Peterson, Brian Glynn
  • Patent number: 10517624
    Abstract: Rolling tractor tube mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses that may be deployed from out of a catheter in situ are described herein. These apparatuses may be delivered out of a catheter from a collapsed delivery configuration within the catheter to a deployed configuration out of the catheter, in which the same catheter is re-inserted between a tubular tractor and an elongate puller. In particular, any of these methods and apparatuses may be adapted to work with a tractor tube having an open end that is biased open, including using an annular bias.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael P. Wallace, E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 10517617
    Abstract: A system for removing an undesirable material from within a vessel is provided. The system includes a cannula designed for maneuvering within a blood vessel to a site of interest and applying a suction force, such that the undesirable material can be captured and removed along the cannula away from the site. The system also may include a catheter having a balloon at its distal end. The balloon may be designed to be positioned adjacent to the undesirable material such that the undesirable material is situated between the balloon and the cannula. The catheter may also be designed to subsequently impart a force onto the undesirable material for removal of the undesirable material. A method for removing an undesirable material from within a vessel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lishan Aklog, Michael Glennon
  • Patent number: 10517708
    Abstract: A multi-basket clot capturing device that includes a distal basket connected to a wire. The distal basket may be positionable distal of the clot and operable to capture a distal portion of a clot. A proximal basket may be connected to a hypotube that is slidably axially connected to the wire. The proximal basket may be positionable proximal of the clot and operable to capture a proximal portion of the clot. A cage can form between the proximal and distal baskets around multiple portions of the clot for capturing the clot. Sliding the wire distally, or microcatheter proximally, relative to the clot causes the distal basket to move from a collapsed state to an expanded state. The cage may be around at least two portions of the clot that are opposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Lacey Gorochow
  • Patent number: 10512532
    Abstract: Provided is a method of treating inguinal hernia, in which a burden applied to a patient during treatment can be reduced. There is provided a method of treating inguinal hernia, in which a bowel is prevented from being exposed to an outside through a fascia. The method of treating inguinal hernia includes an introduction step of introducing a member configuring a structural body which restricts deformation of the bowel, through an anus toward a hernial site by using a transportation member; and a configuration step of configuring the structural body with respect to the bowel which stays medial to the fascia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mariko Ueda, Tatsuya Ouchi, Toshiaki Shinohara, Soichiro Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10512468
    Abstract: A collapsible embolic protection device prevents material from entering with blood flow into side branch vessels of the aortic arch. The device has a protection unit including a selectively permeable unit that prevents embolic material from passage with a blood flow into a plurality of aortic side branch vessels at the aortic arch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SWAT Medical AB
    Inventor: Anders Jönsson
  • Patent number: 10500033
    Abstract: In general, the invention features an intra-vascular device for filtering or deflecting emboli or other large objects from entering a protected secondary vessel or vessels. The device of the invention may include a filter, an central member, additional supporting members, and a delivery cable and may serve to filter or deflect emboli or other large objects from entering protected secondary vessels. The device may be capable of collapse along its longitudinal axis for ease of delivery to the treatment site. The device may further be compatible with common delivery methods used in interventional cardiology (e.g., TAVI procedures). The device may be integrated into the delivery systems. In other embodiments the device may be detachable from the delivery system. Upon deployment, the device may be positioned so as to contact the orifice of one or more secondary blood vessels. Upon retrieval the device may be retracted in an orientation substantially similar to the original deployment orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Keystone Heart Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Naor, Yuval Shezifi
  • Patent number: 10492809
    Abstract: Catheter-delivered endovascular medical devices are described. The devices may include a pull wire attached to a distal body. The distal body may be formed of a distal body outer body comprising a basket comprised of a plurality of cells defined by a plurality of basket strips and a distal body inner body located in the interior of the distal body outer body and comprising a plurality of distal braided mesh openings formed by a plurality of woven linear strands. The distal braided mesh openings may be smaller than the cells when the device is in the relaxed state. Methods of using and making the devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Legacy Ventures LLC
    Inventor: Arthur John Ulm, III