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Heart-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Connection manager
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc
July 20, 2017 - N°20170208134

Systems and methods are described for monitoring, maintaining, and selecting one or more network connections. One or more network connections may be selected based on preferences. A connection manager may create a consistent access point for connecting devices. The connection manager may manage transmissions between the devices and the one or more network connections, such that the devices maintain consistent ...
Systems and methods for treating pulmonary hypertension
Aria Cv, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170203020

A system for treating heart disease, such as pulmonary hypertension or right heart failure, including an implantable component and external components for monitoring the implantable component is provided. The implantable component may include a compliant member, e. G., balloon, coupled to a reservoir via a conduit. Preferably, the compliant member is adapted to be implanted in a pulmonary artery and ...
Medical apparatus and method for heart valve repair
Universität Bern
July 20, 2017 - N°20170202669

A surgical instrument for treating atrioventricular valve prolapse of the drained human heart, includes a handle for being held by a surgeon, a shaft extending distally from the handle, the shaft having a lumen open to a shaft distal end, a cannulated needle arranged in the shaft; with a distal end of the needle protruding from the shaft distal end ...
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Suturing ring for prosthetic heart valves
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
July 20, 2017 - N°20170202664

The present subject matter describes a suturing ring for a prosthetic heart valve. The suturing ring has a variable annular thickness reducing continuously from a mid-circumferential plane of the suturing ring towards a top peripheral edge and a bottom peripheral edge of the suturing ring.
Apparatus and method for heart valve repair
St. Jude Medical, Llc
July 20, 2017 - N°20170202554

A device for transcatheter gathering of tissue of a heart valve leaflet may include an elongated tube extending in a longitudinal direction and having an open distal end, a tissue securing component disposed at the distal end of the elongated tube, and a capture tool movable in the elongated tube between a retracted position and an extended position. The elongated ...
System and method of mapping medical image of single heart chamber
National Yang-ming University
July 13, 2017 - N°20170199654

A system of mapping a cardiac image of single heart chamber and a method thereof are disclosed. In the system and method thereof, one heart chamber (such as a left atrium, a left ventricular, a right atrium, right ventricular or aortic structure) can be selected in a 3d-based cardiac image (such as a ct or mri image), and slices of ...
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Delivery device for a stented prosthetic heart valve
Medtronic, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196690

A delivery device for percutaneously delivering a stented prosthetic heart valve includes a capsule assembly, a handle, and an outer stability shaft. The capsule assembly includes a capsule and a proximal shaft coupled to the capsule. The capsule includes an expanded configuration wherein the capsule has a first outer diameter, and a collapsed configuration wherein the capsule has a second ...
Systems and methods for delivering a medical implant
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196689

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for endovascularly delivering and releasing a prosthesis, e. G., an aortic prosthesis, within and/or across a patient's native heart valve, referred to hereinafter as replacing the patient's heart valve. In some embodiments the delivery system comprises a plurality of first actuatable element adapted to engage a plurality of second elements in ...
Collapsible and re-expandable prosthetic heart valve cuff designs and complementary technological applications
St. Jude Medical, Llc
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196687

A prosthetic heart valve is provided with a cuff having features which promote sealing with the native tissues even where the native tissues are irregular. The cuff may include a portion adapted to bear on the lvot when the valve is implanted in a native aortic valve. The valve may include elements for biasing the cuff outwardly with respect to ...
Artificial valved conduits for cardiac reconstructive procedures and methods for their production
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196685

Artificial heart valve structures and methods of their fabrication are disclosed. The heart valve structures may be fabricated from a biocompatible polymer and include one or more heart valve leaflet structures incorporated within a conduit. The valve structures may incorporate one or more conduit sinuses, as well as a gap between the lower margin of the valve leaflets and the ...
Prosthetic heart valve cooling
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196684

Methods of compressing a stented prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. The method including inserting a stented prosthetic heart valve having a self-expandable stent frame into a container, initiating a cooling element in the container, transferring heat through a thermal conductor to cool an interior of the container, reducing a temperature of the self-expandable stent frame while located within the container ...
Devices, systems and methods for using and monitoring heart valves
Canary Medical Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196509

Heart valves are provided, comprising a heart valve and a plurality of sensors. Briefly stated, heart valves having sensors, as well as related delivery devices are provided with a number of sensors to monitor the integrity and efficaciousness of the device. Within one embodiment, sensors can be positioned within the heart valve, and/or on one or more surfaces of ...
Quantitative heart monitoring and diagnostics
Heart Test Laboratories, Inc.
July 13, 2017 - N°20170196473

Described are systems, devices, and methods for deriving quantitative metrics of heart condition and function from one or more electrocardiograms or time-frequency maps derived therefrom. In various embodiments, repolarization indices for the left and right ventricles are determined from the t wave in respective electrocardiograms. An overall heart-health index may be determined based on a comparison between the left and ...
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Inflatable medical devices
Loma Vista Medical, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189653

Inflatable medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. The devices can be medical invasive balloons, such as those used for transcutaneous heart valve implantation, such as balloons used for transcatheter aortic-valve implantation. The balloons can have high strength, fiber-reinforced walls.
Method of repairing a heart valve
Hangzhou Dinova Medtech Co., Ltd.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189187

A method of repairing the heart valve is described. The method includes securing a first tissue anchor to a first posterior portion of annulus between posterior and anterior commissures; securing a second tissue anchor to a first anterior portion of the annulus between the posterior and anterior commissures; and securing a third tissue anchor to a second anterior portion of ...
Systems for implanting an endoprosthesis
Jenavalve Technology, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189184

The invention relates to a catheter for the transvasculur implantation of prosthetic heart valves, in particular comprising self-expanding anchorage supports (10), which allow a minimally invasive implantation of prosthetic heart valves. The aim of the invention is to reduce the risk to the patient during the implantation. To achieve this, according to the invention a prosthetic heart valve comprising anchorage supports ...
Prosthetic heart valve and method
Edwards Lifesciences Pvt, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189183

A prosthetic heart valve comprises a radially crimpable and radially expandable, net-like, annular support frame and a valve assembly disposed therein, the valve assembly comprising a conduit tapering from an inlet towards an outlet thereof. Some embodiments or the support frame comprise a proximal portion and a distal portion, a diameter of the proximal portion smaller than a diameter of ...
Paravalvular leak protection
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189182

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, and a collapsible and expandable valve assembly, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets connected to at least one of the stent and a cuff. The heart valve further includes a conformable band disposed about the perimeter of the stent near ...
Collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves with native calcified leaflet retention features
St. Jude Medical, Llc
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189181

A prosthetic heart valve includes an annular frame that is adapted for (1) delivery into a patient's native heart valve annulus in a circumferentially collapsed condition, and (2) circumferential re-expansion when in the annulus, the frame, in an expanded condition. The frame having a longitudinal axis, an inflow end and an outflow end, a first portion of the frame adjacent the inflow ...
Two-stage collapsible/expandable prosthetic heart valves and anchoring systems
St. Jude Medical, Llc
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189180

A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having an expanded configuration and a collapsed configuration, the stent in the expanded configuration having a longitudinal axis, an inflow end, an outflow end, a first portion adjacent the inflow end and a second portion adjacent the outflow end. The first portion includes a plurality of collapsible cells each having a perimeter and ...
Systems and methods for heart valve therapy
Caisson Interventional, Llc
July 06, 2017 - N°20170189177

Prosthetic heart valves described herein can be deployed using a transcatheter delivery system and technique to interface and anchor in cooperation with the anatomical structures of a native heart valve. Some embodiments of prosthetic mitral valves described herein include an anchor portion that couples the prosthetic mitral valve to the anatomy near the native mitral valve, and a valve portion ...
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