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


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Artificial lung and artificial heart-lung circuit device
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173245

An artificial lung has a gas exchanger portion with an external circulation-type gas exchanging hollow fiber membrane bundle and a heat exchanger portion with a heat exchanging element. Various design parameters of the gas exchanger and heat exchanger portions are configured to obtain a predetermined performance factor. In one embodiment, the design parameters are adjusted so that when a heat ...
Artificial lung and artificial heart-lung circuit device
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
June 22, 2017 - N°20170173244

An artificial lung has a gas exchanger portion with an external circulation-type gas exchanging hollow fiber membrane bundle and a heat exchanger portion with a heat exchanging element. Various design parameters of the gas exchanger and heat exchanger portions are configured to obtain a predetermined performance factor. In one embodiment, the design parameters are adjusted so that when a gas ...
Pulmonary artery implant apparatus and methods of use thereof
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172771

The present invention relates to an implantable apparatus and methods of use thereof for treating congestive heart failure. An apparatus of this invention may be anchored by implantation of a section of the apparatus within in a branch pulmonary artery, for example the left pulmonary artery, which then positions and anchors another section, for example a device frame section of ...
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Holder and deployment system for surgical heart valves
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172739

A holder for a hybrid heart valve prosthesis that can be quickly and easily implanted during a surgical procedure is provided. The hybrid heart valve includes a non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a self-expandable anchoring stent, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A first suture connects the holder to the valve and constricts an inflow end of the ...
Endovascular flexible stapling device
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172569

The present invention concerns a flexible stapling device (1). More particularly, this invention concerns a flexible endovascular stapling device (1) for an intravascular procedure such as patent foramen ovate closure, which is designed to avoid open heart surgery by permitting the closure of the defect utilizing a stapling means (26) which is positioned by using a flexible shaft/guidewire system.
Method and system for measuring flow through a heart valve
General Electric Company
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172538

A system for presenting multiple parallel slices comprises a display for displaying ultrasound data comprising 3d doppler data over time. A user interface defines a proximal plane and a distal plane within the ultrasound data that are parallel to one another. The proximal and distal planes define a region of interest (roi). A signal processor automatically extracts at least two ...
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Method, device, system and computer programme for filtering an rr series obtained from a cardiac ...
Mdoloris Medical Systems
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172443

The method is used for filtering an initial rr series of a plurality of (rri) samples which are respectively a function of the time intervals (δti) that separate two successive heartbeats. In order to carry out this filtering, one must automatically detect in the initial rr series if one or more successive (rri) samples are incorrect, and automatically ...
Electronic device and computer-readable recording medium
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170172436

An electronic device includes a storage that stores therein pulse rate ranges using a resting heart rate of a user as a reference to be associated with exercise amounts, respectively, and a processor. The processor executes a process including: acquiring a first sensor value and a second sensor value from a first sensor and a second sensor that are sensors ...
Identity recognition with living signatures from multiple devices
International Business Machines Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170171202

Identity recognition is achieved using user's living signatures, such as a heartbeat signal, from multiple devices. A user requests identity recognition for using a first registered device, such as a mobile device. The request is provided to a cloud. When the cloud confirms the mobile device is a registered device, the cloud directs the first registered device to upload the ...
Rfid based event sensor
Facebook, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169675

The disclosure is directed to a sensor in which the sensing capability is made possible without need for having an independent power source of the sensor. The sensor can include a standard rfid tag, a reed switch, and an antenna. The reed switch can be closed (or opened, as appropriate) when exposed to a magnetic field. The magnetic field can ...
Method for predicting congenital heart defect
Bioscreening And Diagnostics Llc
June 15, 2017 - N°20170166965

Particular aspects of the invention confirm significant differences in methylation of cytosine bases in many loci throughout the genome in cases of congenital heart defect (chd) compared to normal cases without chd. Additional aspects provide novel methods for the prediction of congenital heart defects that can be applied to embryos, fetuses, newborns and different stages of postnatal life including childhood ...
Ventricular assist device for intraventricular placement
Heartware, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165408

A ventricular assist device includes a pump such as an axial flow pump, an outflow cannula connected to the outlet of the pump, and an anchor element. The anchor element is physically connected to the pump, as by an elongated element. The pump is implanted within the left ventricle with the outflow cannula projecting through the aortic valve but desirably ...
Devices, systems, and methods for reshaping a heart valve annulus
Mvrx, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165068

Anchors for securing an implant within a body organ and/or reshaping a body organ are provided herein. Anchors are configured for deployment in a body lumen or vasculature of the patient that are curved or conformable to accommodate anatomy of the patient. Such anchors can include deformable or collapsible structures upon tensioning of a bridging element in a lateral ...
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Devices and methods for transcatheter valve loading and implantation
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165066

The present disclosure relates to numerous delivery devices and methods for transcatheter prosthetic heart valve loading, deployment and delivery utilizing at least one suture. Disclosed delivery devices utilize improved suture routing methods and configurations that reduce suture tangling and also provide the ability to adjust the prosthetic heart valve expansion and contraction prior to the final release of the prosthetic ...
Delivery system having retractable wires as a coupling mechanism and a deployment mechanism for a ...
Medtronic, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165065

A delivery system for transcatheter implantation of a heart valve prosthesis. The delivery system includes an outer sheath component defining a lumen therethrough, an elongate tube having at least two flat wires longitudinally extending from a distal end thereof, and self-expanding first and second frames disposed in series within a distal portion of the outer sheath component and held in ...
Valve delivery device with a piezochromatic feedback indicator and methods of use
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165063

Heart valve delivery systems and methods for providing a clinician with feedback during a stented prosthetic heart valve delivery procedure. Feedback is provided using piezochromatic indicators incorporated into elements of the delivery device, such as the handle assembly, shaft assembly and capsule to indicate when detrimental forces, or forces nearing those that are detrimental, are being applied to the delivery ...
Delivery system having retractable wires as a coupling mechanism and a deployment mechanism for a ...
Medtronic, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165062

A delivery system for transcatheter implantation of a heart valve prosthesis. The delivery system includes an outer sheath component defining a lumen therethrough, an elongate tube having at least two flat wires longitudinally extending from a distal end thereof, and self-expanding first and second frames disposed in series within a distal portion of the outer sheath component and held in ...
Heart valve prosthesis for percutaneous replacement of a tricuspid valve, and system comprising a heart ...
Medtronic, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165061

The invention relates to a heart valve prosthesis for percutaneous replacement of a tricuspid valve including a stent-type support structure and a biological heart valve; the stent-type support structure can autonomously expand from a radially compressed state into a radially expanded state and includes a fluid-tight cover which extends like a tube over at least some portions of the support ...
Transcatheter heart valve replacement systems, heart valve prostheses, and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement
Medtronic, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165058

Prosthetic heart valve devices, heart valve replacement systems and associated methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A transcatheter heart valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes an expandable frame having a plurality of commissure posts extending therefrom, a radially expandable inflow member attached to the plurality of commissure posts, and a locking mechanism operably coupled to a ...
Systems for replacing a native heart valve and aorta with a prosthetic heart valve and ...
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165056

A medical device includes an expandable conduit, a prosthetic heart valve and a delivery device, including a balloon catheter. The expandable conduit may include one or more inner or outer sleeves supported by a frame or stent. The sleeve(s) may be a bioprosthetic tissue wrapped, molded or sewn about the frame or stent. Coupled to an end of the ...
Bowed runners for paravalvular leak protection
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170165053

A prosthetic heart valve for replacing a native valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having a proximal end and a distal end, the stent being formed of a plurality of struts forming cells. A valve assembly is disposed within the stent, the valve assembly including a plurality of leaflets and a cuff. At least one runner is coupled to ...
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