With Emboli Trap Or Filter Patents (Class 606/200)
  • Patent number: 11026693
    Abstract: A vascular plug comprises a superstructure expandable from a collapsed percutaneous insertion configuration to an expanded deployment or use configuration. The superstructure incorporates a channel or passageway and a catheter extends through the channel or passageway from a proximal side at least to a distal side of the superstructure. The central channel allows for over-the wire plug delivery and a working aperture for secondary vascular interventions under flow arrest prior to final plug release. The plug includes spring-loaded mechanical elements or clotting-enhancement structure for closing the channel or passageway upon a withdrawal or removal of the catheter from the superstructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: John S. DeMeritt
  • Patent number: 11026705
    Abstract: A filter device is capable of reliably capturing emboli and air bubbles and reliably removing the captured emboli out of the body. The filter device includes: a first tube; a second tube protruding from the first tube; a filter arranged such that the distal end side of the filter in the longitudinal direction forms an opening; a ring fixed to the opening; first wires protruding from the distal end side of the first tube in the longitudinal direction thereof; and second wires protruding from holes in the first tube and fixed to the ring; wherein the opening can be opened and closed in the form of a bag when the proximal end side of the filter in the longitudinal direction is defined as the bottom, and the opening can be closed by pulling the second tube towards the proximal end side in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hajime Sakakibara, Takahiro Yagi
  • Patent number: 11026695
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for occluding the left atrial appendage (LAA). The device excludes the LAA from blood flow to prevent blood from clotting within the LAA and subsequently embolizing, particularly in patients with atrial fibrillation. The implantable device is delivered via transcatheter delivery into the LAA and secured within the LAA. The implant comprises an expandable and compliant frame and an expandable and conformable tubular foam body carried by the frame. The device may have a thromboresistant cover at a proximal end and a thromboresistant coating on the foam body. The frame may have recapture struts inclining radially outwardly in the distal direction from a central hub. The frame may have axially extending side wall struts, with adjacent pairs of side wall struts joined at one or more apexes. Anchors extend from the frame to engage tissue. The anchors can also be reversible to allow retraction of the anchors and repositioning or retrieval of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CONFORMAL MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: David A. Melanson, Andy H. Levine, James H. Loper, Michael T. Radford, Carol Devellian, Aaron V. Kaplan, Ronald B. Lamport
  • Patent number: 11020123
    Abstract: An example occlusive implant is disclosed. The example occlusive implant includes a framework including a projection and a cushioning member coupled to the framework, the cushioning member including a first end region and a second end region opposite the first end region. Additionally, the first end region is coupled to the projection, the second end region is coupled to the framework and the cushioning member includes a curved portion designed to minimize trauma to a target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Joseph Tischler
  • Patent number: 11020211
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for filtering embolic particles that may be generated from a medical procedure including protection of the major branching vessels from the aorta, and catches and filters emboli that may be generated during the TAVR procedure. The filter devices disclosed herein form an improved seal against the vessel wall that is activated by flowing blood. Devices described herein also allow for the closing of the ends of the filter device after capture of emboli, providing further security against accidental loss of emboli post capture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Maduro Discovery, LLC
    Inventor: Brian B. Martin
  • Patent number: 11006946
    Abstract: A tissue anchor is provided that is configured to be delivered in a constrained state within a deployment tool. The tissue anchor includes a shaft and a tissue-coupling element, which (a) extends from a distal end of the shaft, and (b) is configured to be advanced through a heart wall and be coupled to a far side of the heart wall. The tissue anchor further includes a sealing element, which is (a) disposed around the shaft, (b) sized and shaped to be disposed entirely within the heart wall, and (c) configured to promote hemostasis. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 11007347
    Abstract: An insertion instrument is provided including a tube having a proximal end adapted to be gripped by a user and a distal end adapted for insertion. A tip control actuator is located at the proximal end, and the distal end of the tube includes a flexible portion. This flexible portion includes a spine and a plurality of circumferentially extending ribs extending from the spine. The ribs are axially spaced apart from a distal tip toward the proximal end, with the ribs being spaced apart by wedge shaped partial circumferential openings. The ribs have first and second axial sides defined by the wedge-shaped openings, with the first axial side of one of the ribs facing the second axial side of an adjacent one of the ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehuda Algawi, Assaf Govari, Ilya Sitnitsky, Vadim Gliner
  • Patent number: 11000357
    Abstract: An embolic protection device for transvascular delivery to an aortic arch of a patient for protection of side branch vessels of said aortic arch from embolic material. The device comprises a support frame, wherein at least a distal or a proximal portion of the support frame is a spring section configured for providing a radial force between the support frame and a wall of the aortic arch when in an expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Keystone Heart Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Ashkenazi, Tzeela Mikovski Shemesh, Valentin Ponomarenko
  • Patent number: 11000636
    Abstract: A copolymer is capable of being immobilized on a base material while maintaining a high antithrombotic property persistently without having to introduce heparin or an anticoagulant drug to the surface thereof. The copolymer includes monomer unit A, monomer unit B, and monomer unit C, wherein monomer unit C has a mole fraction of 0.5-40% with respect to the total amount of all constituent monomer units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Suguru Ushiro, Akihiro Hayashi, Yoshiyuki Ueno
  • Patent number: 11000301
    Abstract: Distal protection devices (“DPDs”) and methods of use thereof for capturing and removing vascular debris are provided. The DPD may include a catheter having a distal region sized and shaped to be advanced in a target vessel of the patient. The distal region of the catheter may include a filter basket and fibrous filter disposed thereon, the fibrous filter upstream of the filter basket. The fibrous filter and the filter basket may both transition between a collapsed delivery state and an expanded deployed state. For example, the fibrous filter may be made of a frame coupled to a plurality of fibers, and may exhibit a helical shape in its expanded state such that the plurality of fibers capture and store vascular debris within the blood vessel. The filter basket may capture any vascular debris not captured by the fibrous filter, and may be collapsed and removed from the patient while retaining the vascular debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Krishna Rocha-Singh
  • Patent number: 11000289
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems are provided for occluding an opening within the tissue of a body, such as a left atrial appendage. In one embodiment, a device includes a framework extending between a primary hub and a secondary hub. The secondary hub is moveable relative to the primary hub upon deploying the framework from a constricted position to a deployed position such that the secondary hub remains proximal a distal end of the framework. The framework, in the deployed position, includes engaging members proximal the distal end of the framework, and the framework includes multiple frame segments each extending with an arcuate configuration at a distal side of the framework such that the frame segments, at the distal side thereof, each extend radially and distally toward the distal end, then turn and extend radially and proximally inward toward the secondary hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Coherex Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Miles, Clark C. Davis, Daryl R. Edmiston, Richard J. Linder
  • Patent number: 10987118
    Abstract: As may be implemented with various aspects of the present disclosure, a mesh structure is coupled to inner and outer frames that operate with struts to apply pressure to the mesh. Such an approach may involve sealing the mesh around an opening, such as around one or more artery openings along an interior wall of vascular tissue (e.g., in an aortic arch). Accordingly, blood flow can be filtered in a manner that is useful for capturing particulates such as those resulting from surgical operations. In various implementations, the mesh, struts and frames are deployed using a catheter and shaft coupled to the frames. Such an approach can be implemented to apply a spring force from the shaft and through the frames for sealing the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Transverse Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Abdolrahim Zandi, Sepehr Fariabi, J. Eric Goslau, David S. Nevrla, Brad Lees
  • Patent number: 10966728
    Abstract: A non-occlusive device is provided that includes a coilable section and a docking section. The coilable section is configured to become coiled into a coil when deployed from a microcatheter within a vascular malformation. The coil is shaped so as to define a sequence of concentric loops. The coil is configured to bridge a neck of the vascular malformation so as to at least partially cover an orifice of the vascular malformation, when in use. The docking section is configured to be deployed from the microcatheter within the vascular malformation. The docking section is configured to, when in use, perform one or more functions selected from the group consisting of: anchoring the device within the vascular malformation, stabilizing the device within the vascular malformation, assisting with positioning of the device within the vascular malformation, and intertwining detachable coils delivered to the vascular malformation. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ENDOSTREAM MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Danel Mayer, Alon May, Yuval Shezifi
  • Patent number: 10952881
    Abstract: A system for treating disease involving branching vessels of a mammal system can include a main graft assembly (i) having a lumen permitting fluid flow therethrough, and (ii) configured to expand within a first vessel of a mammal; and a branch graft assembly including a branch cover (i) having a cover lumen permitting fluid flow therethrough; and (ii) configured to expand within a branch vessel that branches from the first vessel. The branch graft assembly may also include an expandable branch stent extending within the cover lumen. The branch graft assembly may further include a branch sheath (i) extending between the branch stent and the cover lumen, and (ii) constraining radial expansion of the branch stent within the cover lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Red Vascular Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Myles Douglas
  • Patent number: 10945869
    Abstract: A low profiled stent delivery system includes a balloon catheter with a balloon mounted at a first location, and a balloon expandable stent crimped about the balloon catheter at a second location. The stent expands from a crimped state to a less than fully expanded state responsive to movement of an auxiliary expander from a first configuration to a second configuration. An inner diameter of the stent in the less than fully expanded state is greater than an outer diameter of the balloon in a deflated state. After repositioning the balloon within the less than fully expanded state, the balloon is inflated to fully expand the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Osbrink, Ralf Spindler
  • Patent number: 10945824
    Abstract: A biodegradable device capable of producing a high radial force is described. Such a force will be created in devices made of relatively inelastic materials that are to be deployed to the vasculature or a body cavity in a patient. As the halves of the devices move together subject to a longitudinal force, at the point where they are in contact and unable to move closer together in the longitudinal direction, a radial force is created. The devices may have a tension element that assists in bringing the device halves together and which may partially and optionally remain within the body of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Kasper Klausen
  • Patent number: 10939917
    Abstract: A method of treating an aneurysm with an occlusion device having an inner embolic device with a proximal section and a distal section. The distal section has a first stiffness and the proximal section has a second stiffness. Further, the device has an expandable mesh capable of a collapsed position and an expanded position. The mesh can be disposed over, and attached to, a portion of the proximal section of the inner embolic device. The first stiffness is greater than the second stiffness and the inner embolic device comprises a preselected shape which assists in transforming the expandable mesh from the collapsed position to the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Lorenzo, Hussein Girnary, Robert Slazas
  • Patent number: 10939986
    Abstract: An inferior vena cava filter comprises a recovery hook (1), a connection component (12), and multiple supporting rods. The connection component (12) is disposed below the recovery hook (1), and a component connected to a push device is disposed in the connection component. Multiple first supporting rods (4) are divided from the lower part of the connection component (12). One second supporting rod (2) and two third supporting rods (5) are divided from the far end of each first supporting rod (4). One part of the far end of the second supporting rod (2) is bent to form a hook shape. The third supporting rods (5) continue to extend downwards. When expanded, the third supporting rods (5) and the third supporting rods (5) divided from the first supporting rods (4) extend in an inner arc shape, and the lower ends of the adjacent two third supporting rods (5) divided from the adjacent two first supporting rods (4) get close. When expanded, the supporting rods form a filtering net shape as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KYD BIOMEDICAL TEHCNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: YiLong Chen, Wei Huang, Xiangqian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10940000
    Abstract: A delivery catheter is in various embodiments configured to deliver an anchoring device to a native valve annulus of a patient's heart, where the anchoring device can better secure a prosthesis at the native annulus. The delivery catheter can includes a distal section that includes one or more spines or is laser cut to assume a particular shape for better facilitating delivery of the anchoring device at the implant site and can include a flexible tube, a first pull wire, and a second pull wire. The flexible tube can comprise a bore extending between the first end and the second end sized for passing the anchoring device therethrough. The distal portion can comprise a first flexing section and a second flexing section. Actuation of the first pull wire and the second pull wire can cause the flexible tube to move from a first configuration to a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Darshin S. Patel, Boaz Manash, Tri D. Tran, Ofir Witzman, Yoav Rozen, Alexander J. Siegel, David M. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10939916
    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: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Maria G. Aboytes, Arturo S. Rosqueta
  • Patent number: 10925588
    Abstract: A medical device is provided in which one or both ends of the device encourage the formation of tissue across substantially the entire area of the respective end that is exposed to the blood flow for reducing the risk of a thrombotic embolism. The medical device includes a tubular structure having at least one expanded volume portion and a tapered transition portion. The tubular structure may be made through the braiding of a number of strands, and a first end feature may be used to secure the proximal strand ends. The proximal strand ends may be secured via the proximal end of the first end feature, such that the tapered transition portion is formed over the circumferential surface of the first end feature, and only a proximal end surface (or a portion of the proximal end surface) of the first end feature is exposed to the path of flowing blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Mathias C. Glimsdale
  • Patent number: 10925612
    Abstract: A vaso-occlusion system for occluding an aneurysm includes a delivery catheter having a delivery lumen extending therethrough, a pusher member at least partially extending through the delivery lumen, and a vaso-occlusive device loaded within the delivery lumen, the vaso-occlusive device comprising an expandable braid formed out of a plurality of elongate braid filaments, the elongate braid elements having respective proximal end portions that are formed into a flexible transition section having a proximal end portion attached to a distal end of the pusher member and/or to an elongate central member coupled to, and extending distally of, the pusher member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: STRYKER EUROPEAN HOLDINGS I, LLC
    Inventors: Michael P. Wallace, E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 10925688
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to an auxiliary guidewire for an intravascular procedure. The invention provides an auxiliary guidewire that slips over a primary guidewire and can provide a very fine extension beyond the end of the primary guidewire. The primary guidewire can be taken to its limit within the fine vasculature, and the auxiliary guidewire can then extend further into the fine vasculature. The primary guidewire can be taken to a bifurcation. The primary guidewire and the auxiliary guidewire can be sent down separate branches of the bifurcation. A physician can select which of the primary guidewire and the auxiliary guidewire are within the branch that needs to be treated by, for example, consulting an angiography display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PHILIPS IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bret Millett, Joseph Burnett
  • Patent number: 10905448
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thrombectomy device (100), with a wire (105), referred to as a “push wire”, attached to a woven structure (110) at the distal end of the woven structure, the woven structure surrounding, at the proximal end of the woven structure, an opening (115) having a diameter that varies on the basis of a configuration of the woven structure, and the woven structure having two configurations: an opened-out configuration in which the woven structure is radially spaced apart from the push wire so as to open the opening surrounded by the woven structure and is axially compressed toward the distal end, and a collapsed configuration in which the woven structure is radially near the push wire and axially extended along the push wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Antonino Machi
  • Patent number: 10905550
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivery and deployment of a heart valve prosthesis with a torque anchoring mechanism includes a balloon having a shaped surface configured to engage a corresponding shaped surface of the heart valve prosthesis. The balloon is configured to rotate about a central longitudinal axis of the delivery device to rotate the heart valve prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Marian Lally, Patrick Griffin, Luke McCartney
  • Patent number: 10898200
    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: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Maria G. Aboytes, Arturo S. Rosqueta
  • Patent number: 10898215
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and systems for the removal of anatomical occlusions, and an occlusion removal device comprising a first body adapted to be mounted to a delivery wire and releasably engaged to the delivery wire, wherein while engaged the first body remains fixed on the delivery wire and upon release moves axially along the delivery wire, and a second body adapted to be mounted to the delivery wire. A first proximal body may be oriented proximally to a second distal body. The proximal body and the distal body may be adapted to expand upon exiting a delivery catheter. The proximal body may be releasably engaged by a mechanically breakable connection or an electrolytically or heat disconnectable connection, the electrolytically disconnectable connection being broken upon an application of electric current to the electrolytically disconnectable connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Retriever Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Bruce Horowitz
  • Patent number: 10898216
    Abstract: A device for capturing an obstruction in a vasculature can include a first elongated member, an expandable element, an invertible element, and a gap positioned between the expandable element and the invertible element sized to be placed across the obstruction. The expandable element and the invertible element can be positioned near the distal end of the first elongated member. The expandable element can expand from a collapsed delivery configuration to an expanded configuration. The invertible element can expand from a collapsed delivery configuration to an expanded configuration, and the invertible element can invert from the expanded configuration to an inverted configuration, thereby forming a pocket. The pocket can envelope at least a portion of the gap and can thereby capture an obstruction that is in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Lorenzo, Kirk Johnson
  • Patent number: 10898311
    Abstract: A blood filter delivery system for delivering a blood filter into a vein includes a push rod for pushing the blood filter through and out of a catheter, the push rod having a filter positioning assembly on one end. The filter positioning assembly includes positioner members, which retain anchor members of the filter. The filter positioning assembly can position the end of the delivery catheter near the blood vessel centerline before releasing the filter's anchor members, thereby helping to align the blood filter along the centerline of the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Germanovich Kashkarov, Andrzej J. Chanduszko
  • Patent number: 10888333
    Abstract: An intrasaccular flow diverter includes a wire structure (e.g., a braided wire or a laser-cut hypotube), a thin-film mesh placed over the wire structure, and crimps fixing the thin-film mesh to the wire structure at each crimp. The wire structure and the thin-film mesh between adjacent crimps are expanded radially to form thin-film covered spheroid structures. When deployed in an aneurysm, the spheroid structures may volumetrically fill the aneurysm sac. An intrasaccular flow diverter with an umbrella structure includes a wire structure with a plurality of crimps along the wire structure, and a thin-film covered umbrella structure at one end of the wire structure. The wire structure between adjacent crimps is expanded radially to form a spheroid structure. When deployed in an aneurysm, the thin-film covered umbrella structure may cover the aneurysm neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Monarch Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin Kealey, Vikas Gupta
  • Patent number: 10888344
    Abstract: A thrombectomy device including a profiled member made from a piece of mesh material. The piece in a relaxed condition in axial cross section has a generally cylindrical outer profile. The piece includes a central cross part with a generally S shaped profile, with respective side parts extending circumferentially in a clockwise direction from each end of the cross part, to provide a free end located adjacent an opposite end of the cross part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Interventional Works, LLC
    Inventor: Sanjeev Nayak
  • Patent number: 10881495
    Abstract: A filter device includes: a shaft having an intermediate coil wire between a proximal filter wire and a distal filter wire; a proximal filter on the proximal filter wire; and a distal filter on the distal filter wire. The intermediate coil wire is disposed to extend between downstream and upstream blood vessels to pass through a path of placement that leads to another downstream blood vessel. Both the filters have a contracted configuration for being delivered into the blood vessel and an expanded configuration for capturing an embolus inside the blood vessel. The proximal filter is oriented such that an inlet opening, for taking in the embolus, of a proximal filter body in the expanded configuration faces the distal side, and the distal filter is oriented such that an inlet opening, for taking in the embolus, of a distal filter body in the expanded configuration faces the proximal side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ACCESS POINT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Donald Hocking, Zhenghui Cheng
  • Patent number: 10881413
    Abstract: A device for treatment of a vascular defect within a patient's vasculature includes a self-expanding permeable shell having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis, the shell comprising a plurality of elongate resilient filaments having a braided structure, wherein the filaments are secured at at least one of the proximal end or the distal end of the permeable shell, wherein the permeable shell has a radially constrained elongated state configured for delivery within a microcatheter and has an expanded state with an axially shortened configuration relative to the radially constrained state, the permeable shell having a plurality of openings formed between the braided filaments, wherein the permeable shell in its expanded state comprises a plurality of circumferentially-arrayed lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sequent Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian E. Merritt, Todd J. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10881386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-expanding device, particularly an implant, for closing defect openings in the human or animal body, which device, in a first state, has the shape of an elongated tube (2) with slotted segments and, in a second state, has a shortened shape with formation of at least one open or substantially closed hollow structure (3) of considerable transverse extent, where in the slotted segments of the tube (2) form individual webs (16) that are each connected to adjacent webs (16), such that a net-like overall structure is obtained in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Malte Neuss
  • Patent number: 10874851
    Abstract: An anchoring device for anchoring an implantable medical device to tissue of a patient, wherein the anchoring device comprises: an annular member, a plurality of elongated tines connected to the annular member and protruding from the annular member, wherein the annular member comprises at least one stretchable first section that is stretchable along a peripheral direction of the annular member. Further, the invention relates to an implantable medical device (e.g., an implantable cardiac pacemaker) comprising such an anchoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Carsten Momma, Wantjinarjo Suwito, Jeffrey A. von Arx, Matthias Frotscher, Marco Bosselmann
  • Patent number: 10874411
    Abstract: Retrieval of material from vessel lumens can be improved by electrically enhancing attachment of the material to the thrombectomy system. The system can include a catheter having a distal portion configured to be positioned adjacent to a thrombus in a blood vessel, an electrode disposed at the distal portion of the catheter, and an interventional element configured to be delivered through a lumen of the catheter. The electrode and the interventional element are each configured to be electrically coupled to an extracorporeal power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Hoai (Kevin) Nguyen, Gaurav Girdhar, Andy Huynh
  • Patent number: 10869750
    Abstract: AN endovascular stent graft including a hydrogel capable of retarded swelling when coming into contact with blood upon implantation in a patient is provided. Methods for the treatment of aneurysms and the prevention of ischemic neurological damage, in particular spinal cord damage, in patients receiving aneurysm repair procedures, using said endovascular stent grafts is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen
    Inventors: Andreas Greiner, Stefan Jockenhövel, Andrij Pich, Larissa Hussmann, Valentine Gesché
  • Patent number: 10869681
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for percutaneously retrieving an embolized or malpositioned heart valve or foreign bodies from a patient's body. Several of these devices may include a catheter system with expandable and retractable baskets attached to a catheter and guidewire system. The guidewire may be inserted through the lumen of the embolized or malpositioned heart valve, capturing the valve in the baskets, and deploying a mechanism to crush the valve within the baskets. Then the crushed baskets and valve may be retrieved either from the body or to a safer location such as but not limited to the descending aorta. This system is advantageous because it does not require open surgery to retrieve the valve or embolized material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Hasanian Al-Jilaihawi, Rajendra Makkar
  • Patent number: 10856880
    Abstract: A vaso-occlusive system configured for embolizing an aneurysm, includes an implantable vaso-occlusive device coupled to a distal end of an elongate pusher and having a collapsed delivery configuration and an expanded, deployed configuration, wherein the vaso-occlusive device includes a proximal end configured to seat against the aneurysm adjacent the neck of the aneurysm, a distal end configured to extend in the sac and away from the neck of the aneurysm, and a central longitudinal axis, and wherein the vaso-occlusive device is configured to be releasably coupled to the distal end of the pusher at a releasable joint including either one or both of the configurations in the list consisting of: (1) the distal end of the pusher extends from the releasable joint at an angle formed with the central longitudinal axis of between about 30 degrees and about 120 degrees, and (2) the releasable joint is coupled at a location on the proximal end of the vaso-occlusive device that is radially offset from the central longit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Galaxy Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aamir Badruddin, Osama O. Zaidat, Brett Follmer, Edgard Luiz Ramos Pereira, Arturo Rosqueta, Thomas J. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 10856961
    Abstract: In general, the invention features an intravascular device, a delivery system, and methods for filtering or deflecting emboli or other large objects from entering a protected secondary vessel or vessels The intravascular device of the invention may prevent passage of a particle in a blood vessel from passing through a filter supported by a frame, upper and lower stabilizers, and a wire. The wire may be used to stabilize the device upon its deployment and installation within a blood vessel. Further, in some embodiments, the invention features a delivery system and methods for introduction of the device into a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Keystone Heart, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tzeela Mikovsky Shemesh, Moran Gera, Amit Ashkenazi
  • Patent number: 10856963
    Abstract: An inferior vena cava filter capable of bidirectional controlled placement is provided. The inferior vena cava filter includes a filter portion and a support portion. The filter portion is configured as a mesh-like structure of a plurality of struts cross-linked. The support portion includes a first support portion and a second support portion disposed on opposite sides of the filter portion, and the first support portion and the second support portion have openings extending in opposite directions. The first support portion extends outwardly radially with respect to a center point of the inferior vena cava filter in a positive direction and then curls inwardly radially in a reverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HANGZHOU WEI QIANG MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tingchao Zhang, Yang Li
  • Patent number: 10842609
    Abstract: A peripheral vascular filter according to some aspects of the invention includes a filter body forming a cavity therein, the filter body having a proximal end and a distal end in a length-wise direction of the peripheral vascular filter, the filter body having an opening in the proximal end thereof; a spring system arranged proximal to the filter body and in mechanical connection with the filter body and with a filter wire, the spring system being stretchable along the length-wise direction; a plurality of retractor wires, each retractor wire having a distal end connected to the filter body, and a proximal end connected to spring system. In a deployed configuration, the spring system absorbs forces applied to the filter wire proximal to the filter body to prevent the peripheral vascular filter from becoming dislodged from a position in a peripheral vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jihad A. Mustapha
  • Patent number: 10842916
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method for reducing or preventing the formation and/or accumulation of drusen in an eye of a mammalian subject in need thereof, the method comprising implanting one or more microporous devices into the eye, each device having a device body and an outer surface, wherein the microporous device is formed of a biocompatible elastomeric material and comprises a plurality of interconnected pores throughout the device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: HEALIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew J. Marshall, Max Maginness
  • Patent number: 10842608
    Abstract: A vena cava filter is described, having one or more frame members or an elongated member arranged in helical fashion. A plurality of filaments connect frame members or portions of the elongated member. The filaments may be made of suture material. Hooks may be placed on a free end of the filaments, along the length thereof, or on one or more frame members to engage the blood vessel wall and anchor the filter. A retrieval member may be positioned on the filter to facilitate withdrawal of the filter from the blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Keith S. Harris, Andrzej J. Chanduszko, Joshua A. Smale, Karen A. Diclaudio
  • Patent number: 10842655
    Abstract: An intraluminal vascular prosthesis assembly, having a hollow cylindrical body with a first end and a second end is provided. The assembly includes, at its first end, a first vascular prosthesis portion, and at its second end, a second vascular prosthesis portion which has only a prosthesis material. The vascular prosthesis assembly has a stent portion which is provided between the first vascular prosthesis portion and the second vascular prosthesis portion, the stent portion being free of prosthesis material to allow fluid flow there through and received within the aortic arch and spanning the brachiocephalic artery, left common carotid artery, and left subclavian artery when placed within the aortic arch of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Aortic Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Ali Shahriari
  • Patent number: 10835393
    Abstract: Methods for forming an expandable tubular body having a plurality of braided filaments including a first filament including platinum or platinum alloy and a second filament including cobalt-chromium alloy. The methods include applying a first phosphorylcholine material directly on the platinum or platinum alloy of the first filament and applying a silane material on the second filament followed by a second phosphorylcholine material on the silane material on the second filament. The first and second phosphorylcholine materials each define a thickness of less than 100 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Xiaodong Ma, Min-Shyan Sheu, Lincoln Eramo, John Wainwright, Junwei Li
  • Patent number: 10835282
    Abstract: A device for intravascular intervention can comprise an intervention element, an elongate manipulation member, and a joining element. The elongate element can comprise a hooked portion extending about a proximal portion of the intervention element. The hooked portion can comprise a bend. The hooked portion can have (i) no substantial surface crack at an interior region of the bend and (ii) a maximum lateral dimension that is less than 0.027 inch. The joining element can substantially permanently attach the hooked portion to the intervention element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Garrett Johnson, Joachim Buss
  • Patent number: 10828039
    Abstract: Delivery and detachment of an implant can be enhanced by a retraction mechanism to secure portions of a delivery wire within an interior space of the implant. A delivery system can include an implant having a proximal end portion. A delivery wire can include (i) a detachment zone proximal to the proximal end portion and (ii) a distal region distal to the proximal end portion. An expansion member can be located between the proximal end portion and the distal region of the delivery wire. The expansion member can be biased to move the distal region of the delivery wire distally away from the proximal end portion when severed at the detachment zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard Rhee, Madhur Kadam, Vincent Divino
  • Patent number: 10828142
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, an intraluminal device may include elongated structure formed of a plurality of wires. The intraluminal device may also include a plurality of sets of looped wires longitudinally located at an intermediate area of the elongated structure and the plurality of sets may be spaced circumferentially about the structure and being configured to cooperate with each other to form a plurality of clot entry openings. At least one grouping of woven wires may be longitudinally located adjacent the intermediate area and the at one grouping of woven wires may be configured such that when an opening force is exerted on the elongated structure, the at least one grouping provides structural support to hold open first interstices between the plurality of sets of looped wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Yuri Sudin, Aharon Friedman, Ronen Eckhouse
  • Patent number: 10813738
    Abstract: A method of preparing a filter for delivery into a body vessel. The filter includes a hub disposed along a longitudinal axis and a plurality of anchor members extending from the hub. Each anchor member includes either a cranial extension or a caudal extension at a distal end thereof. At least one anchor member distal end may be spaced from the hub at each of a first, second, and third distance along the longitudinal axis. The filter also includes a plurality of locator members extending from the hub, the locator members alternatingly interposed between the anchor members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzej J. Chanduszko, Michael Adam Randall