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


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Genetic polymorphisms associated with cardiovascular diseases, methods of detection and uses thereof
University Of Texas Board Of Regents
October 12, 2017 - N°20170292159

The present invention provides compositions and methods based on genetic polymorphisms that are associated with cardiovascular diseases, particularly coronary heart disease (especially myocardial infarction) or hypertension. For example, the present invention relates to nucleic acid molecules containing the polymorphisms, variant proteins encoded by these nucleic acid molecules, reagents for detecting the polymorphic nucleic acid molecules and variant proteins, and methods ...
Use of pimobendan for the reduction of heart size and/or the delay of onset ...
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Gmbh
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290829

The invention relates to pimobendan for use in a method of reducing the heart size and/or delaying the onset of clinical symptoms in a patient suffering from asymptomatic (occult, preclinical) heart failure, preferably congestive heart failure, due to mitral valve disease (mvd), and/or delaying the onset of heart failure, preferably congestive heart failure, in a patient suffering from ...
Trans-aortic delivery system with containment capsule centering device
Medtronic Vascular Galway
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290662

Heart valve delivery systems and methods of delivering and implanting heart valves using delivery catheters are disclosed. The delivery systems can include a handle assembly which can include a first control mechanism, a second control mechanism, and a decoupling mechanism. The delivery systems can also include a delivery catheter extending from the handle assembly. The delivery catheter can include an ...
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Thorascopic heart valve repair method and apparatus
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290582

An instrument for performing thorascopic repair of heart valves includes a shaft for extending through the chest cavity and into a heart chamber providing access to a valve needing repair. A movable tip on the shaft is operable to capture a valve leaflet and a needle is operable to penetrate a capture valve leaflet and draw the suture therethrough. The ...
Detection apparatus, detection method, and program
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290552

There is provided a detection apparatus including: a heartbeat sensor that includes a plurality of electrodes and is configured to detect a first detection signal indicating heartbeat of a detection target via the plurality of electrodes; a pulse wave sensor configured to detect a second detection signal indicating a pulse wave of the detection target; and a processing unit configured ...
Polygraph
Reflection Technologies Ltd.
October 12, 2017 - N°20170290539

A method comprising measuring skin conductivity level of a human subject responsive to a series of preliminary questions; measuring skin conductivity level of the human subject in response to a series of control questions; and in case that a sympathetic activation is detected, finding the authenticity of the response to the control question by comparing the recovery time of skin ...
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Method for heartbeat packet processing by using proxy, apparatus, and communications system
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170289007

The embodiments of the present invention provide a method for heartbeat packet processing by using a proxy, an apparatus, and a communications system. The method includes: receiving, by a host, a first heartbeat packet sent by a first application in a client, where the client is a terminal that accesses the host by using a short range communications technology; and ...
Left heart vent catheter
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281903

A method for venting the left ventricle of a patient's heart includes the step of providing a left heart vent catheter that includes an elongate tube having a hollow passageway. The catheter is provided with a plurality of openings and a balloon near the distal end. The balloon can be inflated after the catheter is in place so as to ...
Apparatus for performing peritoneal ultrafiltration
Triomed Ab
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281848

An apparatus for ultrafiltration of a patient being overhydrated due to congestive heart failure, comprising a tube set including a connector for connection to a patient line for access to the peritoneal cavity of the patient. A flow pump is arranged for addition and removal outflow and inflow (recirculation) of fluid from/to the peritoneal cavity. An osmotic agent peristaltic ...
A device for generating bilateral pressure impulses
Triomed Ab
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281843

Disclosed is an electromechanical device generating bilateral pressure impulses, wherein the alternative and specular movement of the homologous cursors (cv, co), pacing one of the cartesian axes, exclusively manages mobile cores (nem) of electromagnets (em) with planned solicitation, for supplying the necessary mechanical energy for the correct working of operating machines of different kinds, and in particular of a permanent ...
Chelator-targeting ligand conjugates for cardiovascular imaging
Cell>point, Llc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281806

Disclosed are methods of imaging a site in a heart of a subject to detect cardiovascular disease that involve stressing a subject, administering to the stressed subject an effective amount of a radionuclide-labeled chelator-glucose analog conjugate, and imaging the heart of the subject by detecting a signal generated by the conjugate in the heart of the subject. Also disclosed are ...
Methods of implanting a cardiac implant with integrated suture fasteners
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281346

A cardiac implant system including a cardiac implant such as an annuloplasty ring, a prosthetic heart valve, or a valved conduit pre-assembled at the time of manufacture with devices for securing the implant to a heart valve annulus using knotless suture fasteners. The knotless suture fasteners may be embedded within a pliant sealing edge of the cardiac implant, or they ...
Method for treating an aortic valve
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281345

A method of implanting a prosthetic heart valve includes advancing the prosthetic heart valve in a radially-contracted configuration into an annulus of a native aortic valve. The prosthetic heart valve includes a self-expanding body and a plurality of leaflets fastened to the body. The body of the prosthetic heart valve is formed with an annulus anchoring section, a sinus section, ...
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Expandable surgical heart valve indicators
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281340

A prosthetic heart valve configured to replace a native heart valve and for post-implant expansion and having a valve-type indicator thereon visible from outside the body post-implant. The indicator communicates information about the valve, such as the size or orifice diameter of the valve, and/or that the valve has the capacity for post-implant expansion. The indicator can be an ...
Heart valve prosthesis
Medtronic, Inc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281338

Mitral valve prosthesis are disclosed that include a frame or support structure having an inflow portion, a valve-retaining tubular portion and a pair of support arms. The inflow portion radially extends from a first end of the valve-retaining tubular portion and the pair of support arms are circumferentially spaced apart and radially extend from an opposing second end of the ...
Spacer for securing a transcatheter valve to a bioprosthetic cardiac structure
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281337

A spacer for creating a docking station for a transcatheter heart valve is provided. The spacer changes an effective diameter and/or a shape of an implanted bioprosthetic structure such as a bioprosthetic heart valve or annuloplasty ring, providing a supporting structure into which the transcatheter valve expands without over expanding. The spacer may be deployed through an interventional technique ...
Dual sterilization containment vessel
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281329

The disclosure pertains to a vessel for holding replacement heart valves and associated positioning and installation apparatus which is configured and adapted to contain a biocidal sterilization fluid during and following exposure of a delivery system for the replacement heart valve to sterilization by ionizing radiation and methods of use therefor. The vessel includes a shield which limits exposure of ...
Femoral drape
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281289

A sterile femoral drape intended to be placed over a surgical patient lying on an operating table to isolate the patient during the surgical procedure, the drape comprising a top sheet of bio-impermeable material of a length and width greater than a conventional operating table such that the top sheet fully encompasses the patient and drapes over the lateral side ...
Methods & systems to determine multi-parameter managed alarm hierarchy during patient monitoring
Spacelabs Healthcare Llc
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281276

The present specification discloses systems and methods of patient monitoring in which multiple sensors are used to detect physiological parameters and the data from those sensors are correlated to determine if an alarm should, or should not, be issued, thereby resulting in more precise alarms and fewer false alarms. Electrocardiogram readings can be combined with invasive blood pressure, non-invasive blood ...
Closure and ablation of body viscera and conduits
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281193

Devices and methods can be used to treat heart conditions. Some such devices include endocardial occlusion and ablation devices. For example, such devices can be used for closing and ablating the left atrial appendage to treat atrial fibrillation and to reduce the potential for embolic stroke. In addition, this document provides devices and methods for closing and ablating other body ...
Heartbeat detection method and heartbeat detection device
Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170281021

A heartbeat detection device includes a difference value calculation unit (3) for calculating, from a sampling data sequence of an electrocardiographic waveform of a living body, one of an amount of change and a degree of change of sampling data for each sampling time, a multiplication unit (4) for calculating, for each sampling time, a product by multiplying one of an amount ...
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