Sutureless Closure Patents (Class 606/213)
  • Patent number: 10688312
    Abstract: Medical devices capable of delivering and/or sensing electromagnetic radiation within an organism body are described. Placement of a location for delivering and/or sending the electromagnetic radiation is done through the skin of the organism body. Devices described include a needle with a wave guiding structure configured to direct the electromagnetic radiation to/from a location within the organism body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shur, Alexander Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 10687818
    Abstract: A surgical stapling instrument includes a staple cartridge assembly having a plurality of rows of staple receiving slots and an anvil assembly having a plurality of rows of staple forming recesses. The staple cartridge assembly, the anvil assembly, or both have one or more attachment members overmolded thereon. A staple line reinforcement material is attached to the attachment members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Gerald N. Hodgkinson, Richard Stevenson, Jennifer (Whiffen) Diederich
  • Patent number: 10687805
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for clamping tissue layers and occluding hollow anatomical structures utilize a pair of implants, each having deployable radially extending legs that clamp the layers together. The implants are locked together by a separate pin that also transfixes the tissue layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Amsel Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Miller, Raanan Miller, Nir Lilach
  • Patent number: 10682128
    Abstract: A vascular closure device includes a deployment assembly, a sealing unit carried by the deployment assembly, and a tamper carried by the deployment assembly and that is disposed along a suture with respect to the sealing unit. The vascular closure device includes a locking assembly coupled to the tamper so as to selectively inhibit advancement of the tamper along the suture in the distal direction toward the sealing unit. The locking assembly is adapted to transition from A) a locked configuration where the tamper is inhibited from sliding along the suture, into B) an unlocked configuration where the tamper is slidable along the suture in the distal direction and into contact with the sealing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Arrow International, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg A. Walters, Joseph Todd Grintz
  • Patent number: 10675090
    Abstract: A microwave ablation system includes a generator including a first energy source, a second energy source and a diplexer, the diplexer multiplexes a first energy from the first energy source and a second energy from the second energy source. The system also includes a cable including a center conductor and an outer sheath where the multiplexed energy is transmitted through the center conductor. In addition an antenna is provided that is operable to receive the multiplexed energy from the center conductor and to deliver the multiplexed energy to a region of tissue. The outer sheath acts as a return path of the second energy to the second energy source. A sensor is also provided that measures at least one parameter of the second energy generated by the second energy source and the second energy returned from the region of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Robert J. Behnke, II
  • Patent number: 10675017
    Abstract: An apparatus for repairing a heart valve can comprises a leaflet-plicating mechanism configured to plicate a leaflet of a heart valve and a helical needle comprising a plurality of coils. The needle can be configured to implant a suture to extend helically through plicated tissue of the heart valve. The leaflet-plicating mechanism can comprise first and second leaflet-capture arms, which can be configured to move toward and away from each other between an open position and closed position. The leaflet-capture arms can be configured to plicate the leaflet as the leaflet-capture arms are moved from the open position to the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventor: Sirous Darabian
  • Patent number: 10667815
    Abstract: A tissue gripping device is formed from a shape-memory material, and has a base section, a first arm, and a second arm disposed opposite the first arm, each arm having a first end coupled to the base section and a free end extending from the base section. The arms of the tissue gripping device are configured to resiliently flex toward a relaxed configuration in a distal direction as the tissue gripping device is moved from a pre-deployed configuration toward a deployed configuration. The tissue gripping device is usable in a method for gripping tissue. The method includes positioning the tissue gripping device near target tissue and moving the tissue gripping device from a pre-deployed configuration toward a deployed configuration in order to grip the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan T. Krone, Jacob L. Greenberg, Raghuveer Basude
  • Patent number: 10667896
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to percutaneously deliverable bioabsorbable closure devices for an ostium of a left atrial appendage which devices promote endothelialization across the ostium and then are bioabsorbed to leave little or no foreign residue, methods of manufacturing such bioabsorbable closure devices, and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Delaney, Jr., David Robert Wulfman, Sarah Melissa Gruba
  • Patent number: 10653821
    Abstract: A bioresorbable haemostatic foam sponge for adhering to a wound. The sponge has a tissue-contacting surface divided into a plurality of closely-spaced tissue contacting elements. Also disclosed are methods for forming the haemostatic sponge and methods of using the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SELENTUS SCIENCE LIMITED
    Inventor: John Benjamin Nichols
  • Patent number: 10646342
    Abstract: A delivery system includes an elongate shaft, a handle, a first clasp control member, a second clasp control member, and an actuator. The handle is connected to a proximal portion of the elongate shaft. The first and second clasp control members each extend into a distal portion of the elongate shaft, through at least a portion of the elongate shaft, out of the proximal portion of the elongate shaft, and through the handle. The actuator is coupled to the handle and has a first side portion connected to the first clasp control and a second side portion connected to the second clasp control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Devin H. Marr, Sergio Delgado, Eric Robert Dixon, David M. Taylor, Asher L. Metchik, Matthew T. Winston
  • Patent number: 10631969
    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 medical device includes an occluder portion and an anchor portion. The occluder portion includes a hub that defines an axis, the occluder portion extending between a proximal end coupled to the hub and a distal end defining an occluder eyelet adjacent thereto. The anchor portion extends between a first end and a second end, the first end coupled to an anchor hub and the second end defining an anchor eyelet adjacent thereto and hingeably coupled to the occluder eyelet. With this arrangement, the anchor hub is moveable along the axis to move the anchor portion between a retracted position and a deployed position upon the occluder portion being in an expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Coherex Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daryl R. Edmiston, Clark C. Davis, Scott D. Miles
  • Patent number: 10624745
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to reduce ventricular volume are disclosed. The device takes the form of a transventricular anchor, which presses a portion of the ventricular wall inward, thereby reducing the available volume of the ventricle. The anchor is deployed using a curved introducer that may be inserted into one ventricle, through the septum and into the opposite ventricle. Barbs or protrusions along the anchor body combined with a mechanical stop and a sealing member hold the device in place once deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BioVentrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Sing-Fatt Chin, Lon S. Annest
  • Patent number: 10603021
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and methods for closing a hole in the wall of a cardiovascular structure from the inside using a self-assembling closure device. The closure device can be delivered to the subject hole from the inside of the cardiovascular chamber using a transcatheter approach. Disclosed techniques involve deploying the closure device from the delivery device such that an endo-cameral portion of the closure device self-expands first to cover the hole from the inside, and then extra-cameral arms of the device are released to self-deploy against the outside of the wall by withdrawal of a retaining element, such as a guidewire, to secure the closure device to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Toby Rogers, Merdim Sonmez, Ozgur Kocaturk, Robert J. Lederman
  • Patent number: 10608049
    Abstract: An image pickup element is constituted by laminating at least a first electrode, an organic photoelectric conversion layer, and a second electrode in order, and the organic photoelectric conversion layer includes a first organic semiconductor material having the following structural formula (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Murata, Hideaki Mogi, Shintarou Hirata, Iwao Yagi, Yasuharu Ujiie, Masashi Bando, Raku Shirasawa, Hajime Kobayashi, Mitsunori Nakamoto, Yuichi Tokita
  • Patent number: 10561410
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for use in repair of a patient's tissue by connecting the tissue to the bone using a transosteal tunnel and anchor configured to pass through the transosteal tunnel. In particular, described herein are methods of repairing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and torn meniscal root. These anchoring apparatuses and method of using them are particularly well suited for use with the low-profile suture passers described herein, since these suture passers may allow access to previously inaccessible regions of the knee (or other body regions).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin D. Saliman, John G. McCutcheon, Michael J. Hendricksen
  • Patent number: 10555737
    Abstract: A device for a tissue channel includes a device frame, a shape memory polymer foam segment coupled to the device frame, and an attachment structure coupled to the device frame. The device frame includes a proximal structure, a distal structure, and an intermediate structure coupled to the proximal structure and the distal structure. The proximal structure is configured to collapse to fit into a delivery structure and expand to block migration of the proximal structure. The distal structure is configured to collapse to fit into the delivery structure and expand to block migration of the distal structure. The intermediate structure is configured to fit in the tissue channel upon device deployment. The shape memory polymer foam segment is configured to compress to fit into the delivery structure and occlude the channel. The attachment structure is configured to attach and detach the device from a delivery guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Texas A&M University System
    Inventors: Mark A. Wierzbicki, Duncan Maitland, Matthew W. Miller, Andrea D. Muschenborn, Landon Nash, Jason M. Szafron, Todd Landsman
  • Patent number: 10548582
    Abstract: Improved methods and devices for performing an endoscopic surgery are provided. Systems are taught for operatively treating gastrointestinal disorders endoscopically in a stable, yet dynamic operative environment, and in a minimally-invasive manner. Such systems include, for example, an endoscopic surgical suite. The surgical suite can have a reversibly-expandable retractor that expands to provide a stable, operative environment within a subject. The expansion can be asymmetric around a stabilizer subsystem to maximize space for a tool and an endoscope to each be maneuvered independently to visualize a target tissue and treat the target tissue from outside the patient in a minimally invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, John To, Mariel Fabro, Brian Tang, Sergey Kantsevoy
  • Patent number: 10537456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for endoscopically implanting a medical implant, including an anchor, within a body cavity such as adjacent the gastroesophageal junction in a human stomach. The system includes one or more anchors positionable within one or more openings formed in tissue within the body cavity, such as cutouts formed in plicated body tissue. Tools are disclosed for positioning the anchors within the openings, and for coupling a food restrictor to the anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Crews, Bretton Swope, Justen England
  • Patent number: 10531868
    Abstract: Multiple vascular wall penetrations are formed and sealed in a single blood vessel, typically a vein, for performing cardiac and other catheter-based procedures. Access sheaths are placed in two or more tissue tracts each having a vascular wall penetration at a distal end and into a lumen of the blood vessel. A catheter is advanced though each of the access sheaths to perform a therapeutic or diagnostic procedure. A vascular closure device is introduced through each access sheath, typically sequentially, and an occlusion element at a distal end of the device is deployed against an inner wall of the blood vessel in a manner so that the adjacent access sheath does not interfere or overlap with the deployed occlusion element. The vascular penetration at the distal end in that tissue tract may then be sealed prior to using another vascular closure device to seal a caudally adjacent vascular wall penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiva Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Zia Yassinzadeh, John L. Russell, Justin L. Ballotta
  • Patent number: 10532168
    Abstract: A seal anchor member defines a housing defining a longitudinal axis, the housing having leading and trailing ends, and including a plurality of lumens extending between the leading and trailing ends, each lumen being adapted for substantially sealed reception of an object therein and defining a longitudinal axis, wherein at least two of the lumens define longitudinal axes that are intersecting. The seal anchor member may be formed from a compressible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Gregory Okoniewski
  • Patent number: 10531878
    Abstract: An atrial appendage closure device is provided that includes an insertion rod having a first end and a second end. An occluding member having an outer surface and an inner surface is connected to the first end of the insertion rod. The occluding member is moveable between a retracted position and a deployed position such that, in the deployed position, the occluding member is configured to provide a seal between a left atrial appendage and a left atrium of a heart. An anchoring member is further connected to the insertion rod and is configured to slide along the insertion rod to secure the device to a wall of a left atrial appendage. Methods for occluding a left atrial appendage that make use of the closure devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: University of Louisville Research Foundation
    Inventors: Mark S. Slaughter, Guruprasad A. Giridharan, Steven C. Koenig, Michael A. Sobieski, Kevin Soucy
  • Patent number: 10517605
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, an embolic device for embolizing a target vascular site is provided. The embolic device includes a biodegradable shape memory element having an original shape and a deformed shape, wherein the biodegradable shape memory element in the deformed shape is in at least one dimension of a smaller size than the biodegradable shape memory element in the original shape, and wherein the biodegradable shape memory element is provided in the deformed shape and configured to resume the original shape in response to an external stimulus being applied to the biodegradable shape memory element in its deformed shape, to embolize the target vascular site and prevent fluid flow through the target vascular site. According to further embodiments of the present invention, an apparatus for embolizing a target vascular site and a method thereof are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Health Services PTE Ltd
    Inventors: Subramanian Venkatraman, Weimin Huang, Yee Shan Wong, Abhijit Vijay Salvekar, Kiang Hiong Tay
  • Patent number: 10507133
    Abstract: An injectable securement device includes one or more sutures and a bolster housed inside an elongate element, and may be part of a system that also includes one or more fastening elements and an elongate element. Injecting a suture tie/knot can be accomplished outside the eye without the need for performing the action of tying within the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE
    Inventor: Jeffrey Olson
  • Patent number: 10499893
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a puncture through a vessel wall including a positioning assembly, a sheath releasably engaged with the positioning assembly, and a support member axially advanceable through the sheath. The positioning assembly includes a positioning element positioned at a distal portion of the positioning assembly and a sealant disposed at a distal portion of the positioning assembly. The sheath guides the sealant and positioning assembly to the puncture in the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AccessClosure, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Hundertmark, Andy H. Uchida, David L. Fiscella, Moshe Zilversmit, Brandon R. Fell, Vincent Ku, Curt Guyer, Richard E. Repp, Mark Sponsel
  • Patent number: 10478302
    Abstract: This material comprises an annuloplasty member able to be introduced using a catheter through minimally invasive vascular access, then to be delivered by said catheter and fixed to the valve annulus. According to the invention, it includes at least one catheter comprising at least one guide member able to be deployed from said catheter such that it extends along one portion of the valve annulus of the valve, in the immediate proximity of said valve annulus, and an implant having a helical shape engaged on said guide member, connected, with separation possibility, to actuation means making it possible to cause this implant to move forward while driving it in rotation around its axis; the implant can thus be deployed from the catheter while being simultaneously moved forward and driven in rotation along its axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC CV LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Jacques R. Seguin, Bruno Lecointe
  • Patent number: 10456123
    Abstract: A closure system for delivering a sealant to an arteriotomy. A distal section of the closure system can include overlapping inner and outer sleeves that can expand with expansion of the sealant. A proximal section of the closure system can include a handle portion and a sheath adapter extending from the handle portion. The handle portion can include one or more actuators that when depressed or engaged can assist in deployment of the sealant in the arteriotomy and can further include tamping of the sealant and/or retraction of an expandable member. The sheath adapter can removably engage a side port or an irrigation line of a standard procedural sheath. When the sheath adapter is secured to the procedural sheath, movement of the closure system can also move the procedural sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ACCESS CLOSURE, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald R. Hundertmark, Kevin To, Curt Guyer, Rick Repp, Martin Schnitzer, Sravanthi Avuthu
  • Patent number: 10448938
    Abstract: A system to facilitate sealing a puncture of a vessel includes an implant having first and second expandable sections, and a delivery device that includes an inner tube and a circumscribing outer tube. The outer tube defines a first lumen configured to retain the implant, and a second lumen configured to channel fluid from the vessel through a distal opening proximal to the implant. A pusher circumscribed at least partially by the outer tube is configured to compress the implant to selectively expand the first and second expandable sections. The outer tube is selectively retractable relative to the inner tube such that the first expandable section remains substantially within the first lumen and the second expandable section is positioned outside of the first lumen. The outer tube is further selectively retractable relative to the inner tube such that the first expandable section is positioned outside of the first lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Victor Matthew Phillips
  • Patent number: 10441753
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system for creating translumenal vascular access, comprising a dilator adaptor member having proximal and distal ends and defining a dilator adaptor lumen therethrough, wherein the dilator adaptor lumen is defined by an inner diameter profile sized to accommodate insertion of one or more portions of a guidewire, and wherein the dilator adaptor is further defined by an outer diameter profile sized to accommodate at least partial insertion of the proximal end of the dilator adaptor into a dilator member lumen formed through a dilator member, the dilator member being coupleable to an introducer catheter member through an introducer member lumen formed through the introducer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Arstasis, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Andrew Ellingwood, D. Bruce Modesitt
  • Patent number: 10441267
    Abstract: Apparatus for use with a deployment tool is provided. The apparatus includes a tissue anchor configured to be delivered in a constrained state within the deployment tool. The tissue anchor includes a shaft and a tissue-coupling element, which extends from a distal end of the shaft and is configured to be advanced through an incision in a wall of a cardiac chamber and be coupled to a far outer side of the wall. A spring is disposed proximal to a sealing element, and is configured to distally push the sealing element against an inner side of the wall to seal the incision. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: 4Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Gilmore, Paolo Denti, John Mullins, Charlotte Murphy, Kevin Lynn, Andrea Guidotti, Hugo Vanermen, Thomas Campbell
  • Patent number: 10441256
    Abstract: Among other things, there are disclosed apparatuses and methods for medically sealing an opening in a vessel or wall. For example, in medical applications, a delivery tube is provided for insertion through a sheath into a vessel (e.g. a blood vessel). A dome-shaped seal fixed to a filament, an absorbent and/or compressible buffer, and a locking member are provided in the delivery tube. The delivery tube is configured so that it can be inserted into the vessel through a sheath. Tension is maintained on the filament to hold the seal against the tube or sheath. The sheath is pulled out, which pulls out the tube at the same time, leaving the seal over the opening in the vessel wall. The locking member compresses the buffer against the outside of the vessel and with the filament holds the seal in place against the inside of a vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Cook Medical Technologies LLC, Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Ram H. Paul, Jr., Cleon Stanley, Brian L. Bates, F. Joseph Obermiller, Thomas A. Osborne, Sean D. Chambers
  • Patent number: 10433998
    Abstract: Devices and methods of endolumenal formation of gastric sleeves are described. Some embodiments allow templating of a gastric sleeve by a gastric bougie, exposing a selected amount of tissue for suturing access, while maintaining sufficient internal working space for suturing within the template lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nitinotes Ltd.
    Inventors: Dvir Keren, Yekaterina Dlugach, Irit Yaniv, Tamir Wolf
  • Patent number: 10426589
    Abstract: A method of delivering and deploying the device for containing the emboli during a surgical procedure proximate to the heart. Access is gained to the heart and the left atrium such that a distal end of the delivery sheath can be located near the left atrial appendage. A distal end of a delivery catheter can be loaded with the device in a collapsed position and passed through the delivery sheath thereby delivering the device within the left atrial appendage. The device is expanded to contain emboli in the left atrium appendage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Erik J. van der Burg, Stewart M. Kume
  • Patent number: 10420564
    Abstract: A medical device, system and method for modifying a left atrial appendage (“LAA”). The medical device system includes a tether anchored within the LAA and one or more tissue growth members or occluders configured to be slid over the tether and lodged within the LAA. With this arrangement, a physician may close-off the LAA with a selective number of tissue growth members to meet the varying LAA sizes as determined from imaging information while conducting the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Coherex Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Miles, Brian K. Whisenant, Daryl R. Edmiston, Clark C. Davis
  • Patent number: 10420794
    Abstract: Tissue and other body structures may be protected using a dry, free-flowing, sterilized mixture of chitosan particles and oxidized polysaccharide particles in sealed packaging. The mixture may assist in returning an injured, inflamed or surgically repaired surface to a normal state, e.g., through one or more healing mechanisms such as modulation of an inflammatory response, phagocytosis, mucosal remodeling, reciliation or other full or partial restoration of normal function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Medina, James Britton Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, Brian J. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10413286
    Abstract: The invention is a septal implant that can accommodate variable thicknesses of the patient's atrial septum as well the variable thicknesses of septums across a population. The invention is able to accomplish this result by having flexible annular flanges that define a gap into which the septum fits. Due to the flexible nature of the annular flanges, the gap is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CORVIA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Edward McNamara, David Celermajer, Stephen J. Forcucci, Hiroatsu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10398421
    Abstract: A device for treating a heart condition in a patient. The device has a body adapted and configured to self-expand from a radially collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. In its expanded configuration, the device has a first section at a first end, a second section at a second end and a central portion extending between the first and second sections, the first and second sections each having diameters that increase with distance from the central portion toward the first and second ends, respectively. The body is configured to be delivered percutaneously to a patient's heart and allowed to self-expand in an opening in a septum of the heart to dispose the first end in the left atrium, the second end in the right atrium and the central portion in the opening to permit blood to flow through the body from the left atrium to the right atrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: DC Devices Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: David Stephen Celermajer
  • Patent number: 10363020
    Abstract: A method for the use of a composite plug for arteriotomy closure which includes an elongate core member and one or more layers disposed at least in part about the elongate core member. The composite plug may include an outer member at least partially surrounding the elongate core member. The method of use of the composite plug results in a progression of radial swelling along the longitudinal axis of the composite plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED INC.
    Inventors: Jason P. Hill, Susan M. Shoemaker, James G. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10357357
    Abstract: A medical implant including an anchor portion including a plurality of arms adapted to engage an internal tissue wall of a body from two opposite faces, wherein the anchor portion is configured such that at least one of the arms does not have an entirely overlapping arm on the other side of the wall and an opening portion adapted to define an opening for blood flow through the internal tissue wall, when the anchor portion engages the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: V-Wave Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamir Levi, Meir Rosenberg, Ori Ben-Amotz, Yoram Rozy, Eyal Benbenisti, Roey Shafrir, Doron Kopelman, Itshak Cohen, Tamar Harel
  • Patent number: 10335141
    Abstract: A suturing device, and methods for suturing various sizes of apertures in tissues, are presented. The suturing device has a body with at least one or more adjustable arms that are coupled with catch targets. The arms are coupled with needle guides such that movements of the arms orient the needle guides to direct the needles towards the catch targets. The catch targets are coupled with sutures, such that when the needles reach the targets, they capture and pull the sutures back to the body. By changing the angles at which the arms extend from the body, the catch targets are moved closer to, or farther from, the body, and the suture device is readily configured to suture various sizes of apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HeartStitch, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Nobles, Steffen Schindler
  • Patent number: 10327747
    Abstract: Apparatus for sealing a vascular wall penetration disposed at the end of the tissue tract comprises a shaft, an occlusion element, a hemostatic implant, and a protective sleeve. The apparatus is deployed through the tissue tract with the occlusion element temporarily occluding the vascular wall penetration and inhibiting backbleeding therethrough. The hemostatic implant, which will typically be a biodegradable polymer such as collagen carrying an anti-proliferative agent or coagulation promoter, will then be deployed from the sealing apparatus and left in place to enhance closure of the vascular wall penetration with minimum scarring. The implant may be radiopaque to allow observation before release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cardiva Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Zia Yassinzadeh, Delfin Pelayo
  • Patent number: 10321910
    Abstract: Transluminal access system includes a stent delivery catheter having a handle control mechanism. The catheter comprises a number of components for establishing an initial penetration between adjacent body lumens and subsequently implanting a stent or other luminal anchor therebetween. Manipulation of the stent components is achieved using control mechanisms on the handle while the handle is attached to an endoscope which provides access to a first body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Hoang Phan, John Lunsford, Kenneth F. Binmoeller
  • Patent number: 10314567
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a puncture through tissue having an introducer sheath therein includes an elongate positioning member including a housing on a proximal end and an expandable member on a distal end, and a cartridge advanceable along the positioning member from a proximal position to a distal position. The cartridge includes a tubular member including a sealant and an advancer member disposed within lumen of the tubular member. A sleeve is slidably disposed over the tubular member distal end such that, when the tubular member is advanced over the positioning member, the tubular member distal end enters the introducer sheath while the sleeve is stopped and slides over the tubular member to expose the tubular member distal end within the introducer sheath. The introducer sheath and cartridge are then withdrawn, exposing the sealant within the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ACCESS CLOSURE
    Inventors: Andy Uchida, Kevin To, Brandon Fell, Peter Alan Swenson
  • Patent number: 10314586
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to repair devices, repair systems, and methods for repair of regurgitant tricuspid valves. A repair method includes positioning a repair device at a tricuspid valve. The repair device includes a pair of proximal arms and a pair of corresponding opposing distal arms, with each proximal arm and corresponding opposite distal arm forming an arm pair. The arms are actuated so that leaflet tissue is grasped between the proximal and distal arms, with a first leaflet being grasped by a first arm pair and a second leaflet being grasped by a second arm pair. A suture line is anchored at the second leaflet. Then, the repair device is pivoted to grasp and suture a third tricuspid leaflet to tie the second and third leaflets together. The clip remains deployed to tie the first and third leaflets together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob L. Greenberg, Koji K. Kizuka
  • Patent number: 10265423
    Abstract: Radiopaque monomers, polymers, and microspheres are disclosed herein. Methods of using the radiopaque monomers, polymers, and microspheres are disclosed herein. Methods of manufacturing radiopaque monomers, polymers, and microspheres are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Biosphere Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Philippe Reb
  • Patent number: 10231737
    Abstract: Implantable occlusion devices that include one or more flanges extending from a tubular body are disclosed. The flange or flanges may assist in retention of the device within a vessel, cavity, appendage, etc. At least one flange on the occlusion device may include a concave surface proximate one end of a body. Because of the shape of the flange, e.g., its concavity, the occlusion device may resist dislocation due to e.g., the forces generated within the left atrial appendage during atrial filbrillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Amplatz, Gary A. Thill, Pat Russo, Xiaoping Gu, Jana Santer
  • Patent number: 10219796
    Abstract: A device for percutaneous transcathetral closure of Atrial Septal Defect by deploying a pericardial patch without ardiopulmonary bypass includes a guide, and a head including a distal jaw and a proximal jaw. The guide includes guide knobs which move guide levers of the guide forward and backward via a rod and control the head. Each of the distal jaw and the proximal jaw includes a plurality of alms which closes when a distal disc moves forward and a proximal disc moves backward. The aims of the distal jaw and the arms of the proximal jaw open through a pressure when the distal disc moves backward and the proximal disc moves forward. When the arms of the distal jaw and the aims of the proximal jaw are completely open, pins located on the arm of the distal jaw engage with sockets located on the arm of the proximal jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Farideh Roshanali, Seyed Nasser Pourmoosavi, Ali Namazi
  • Patent number: 10219904
    Abstract: Medical devices, systems, and methods reduce the distance between two locations in tissue, often for treatment of congestive heart failure. In one embodiment an anchor of an implant system may reside within the right ventricle in engagement with the ventricular septum. A tension member may extend from that anchor through the septum and an exterior wall of the left ventricle to a second anchor disposed along an epicardial surface. Deployment of the anchor within the right ventricle may be performed by inserting a guidewire through the septal wall into the right ventricle. The anchor may be inserted into the right ventricle over the guidewire and through a lumen of a catheter. An anchor force may be applied within a desired range to secure the anchors about the septum and epicardial surface. The anchor force may inhibit migration of the anchors relative to the septum and epicardial surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BioVentrix, Inc.
    Inventors: William Butler, Kevin Van Bladel, Ernie Heflin, Lon Annest, Rovil Arcia, John Bower
  • Patent number: 10219797
    Abstract: A wound closure apparatus can be a self-contained device for delivery and deployment of a tissue engineered wound plug that can secure fascial closure of laparoscopic port-site wounds. The wound plug can include a subfascial rivet head, a suprafascial rivet head, and a compressible column. Once in the wound, the wound plug may be deployed with the subfascial rivet head below the fascia of the wound and the suprafascial rivet head above the fascia of the wound. As this occurs, the column of the wound plug can be stationed within the opening of the wound. Once the wound plug is secured above, below, and within the fascial defect, the rivet heads may be interlocked within an inner channel of the column and remaining elements of the apparatus may be removed and discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SURGICAL INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Peter E. Bippart, Diane S. Kindred
  • Patent number: 10206668
    Abstract: The provided technologies provide an implant closure device having a mesh layer formed on a flexible substrate, collectively forming a sealable member, that improves a seal formed over an aperture in a body lumen. The mesh facilitates a faster and more secure adherence of the sealable member to the surrounding edges at the puncture site. Furthermore, the provided technology may promote platelet-capture and encourage localized platelet aggregation at the exposed collagen in the wound edges on the mesh layer. The platelet impregnated mesh layer can facilitate cellular adhesion, enabling the sealable member that is local to the wound opening to act, in essence, as a “biological glue”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Vivasure Medical Limited
    Inventors: Mark McGoldrick, Bartosz Pawlikowski, Peter Grant, Noelle Barrett, Gerard Brett, Christopher Martin
  • Patent number: 10206682
    Abstract: A tissue compression device for forming an anastomosis between first and second anatomical structures may include a first device portion having a first magnetic member and a second device portion having a second magnetic member. The magnetic members are configured to magnetically draw together the first and second device portions to compress tissue positioned therebetween. The compression device further includes a latching mechanism configured to couple the first device portion with the second device portion when the device portions are magnetically drawn together. The latching mechanism may include a first latching member extending from the first device portion and a second latching member extending from the second device portion. The latching members are configured to lockingly engage and thereby couple the first device portion with the second device portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon LLC
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bakos, Bethany F. Grant, John V. Hunt, Daniel W. Price, Nicholas B. Van Stolk, Frederick E. Shelton, IV