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

Link management method, device and system in virtual machine environment
Zte Corporation
November 30, 2017 - N°20170346680

At least some embodiments of invention provide a method, device and system for link management in a virtual machine (vm) environment. The method includes: a heartbeat handshake link is established with a vm. After the heartbeat handshake link is successfully established, link aggregation control protocol (lacp) state information of a physical function (pf) of a plurality of a network interface ...
Methods for treating hypercholesterolemia
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170342420

Disclosed herein are antisense compounds and methods for decreasing ldl-c in an individual having elevated ldl-c. Additionally disclosed are antisense compounds and methods for treating, preventing, or ameliorating hypercholesterolemia and/or atherosclerosis. Further disclosed are antisense compounds and methods for decreasing coronary heart disease risk. Such methods include administering to an individual in need of treatment an antisense compound targeted ...
Blood treatment machine having electrical heartbeat analysis
Baxter Healthcare Sa
November 30, 2017 - N°20170340801

A blood treatment machine includes a blood pump; an arterial line in fluid communication with the blood pump; a venous line; and a heartbeat evaluation system including (i) a first electrode coupled to the arterial line or to a patient, (ii) a second electrode coupled to the venous line, (iii) electronic circuitry communicating electrically with the first electrode and the ...
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Implantable prosthetic valve with non-laminar flow
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
November 30, 2017 - N°20170340441

A prosthetic heart valve can include an expandable support stent, a valve assembly, and a connecting membrane. The support stent can have first and second end portions and can be configured to be radially expandable from a first configuration to a second configuration. The valve assembly can have an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a plurality of leaflets, and ...
Replacement valve and anchor
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170340438

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly ...
Automated condition screening and detection
Masimo Corporation
November 30, 2017 - N°20170340293

Embodiments are disclosed that enable an electronic device to instruct as user how to user one or more noninvasive sensors to measure one or more physiological parameters of a patient. In one embodiment, the measured parameters are used to obtain a diagnosis, such as a diagnosis of a critical congenital heart defect.
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Auxiliary component for an equipment for cardiac autonomic neuropathy test and equipment that includes such ...
Meteda S.r.l.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170340213

Equipment for carrying out cardiac autonomic neuropathy tests includes a base unit to which a mouthpiece is connected, forming an autonomous system for measuring the pressure and/or the pattern of breath, provided with a series of leds aimed at informing a patient, who is undergoing the test, about correctness or incorrectness of a test execution. The mouthpiece is provided ...
Flow-based adaptive private network with multiple wan-paths
Talari Networks Incorporated
November 23, 2017 - N°20170339059

Systems and techniques are described which improve performance, reliability, and predictability of networks without having costly hardware upgrades or replacement of existing network equipment. An adaptive communication controller provides wan performance and utilization measurements to another network node over multiple parallel communication paths across disparate asymmetric networks which vary in behavior frequently over time. An egress processor module receives communication ...
Method and device for processing failure in at least one distributed cluster, and system
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170339005

A method and a device for processing a failure in at least one distributed cluster, and a system, where the at least one distributed cluster includes a first distributed cluster. The first distributed cluster includes a first master node, a first slave node, a first reference node, and a first secondary node that serves as a backup of the first ...
Machine learning system for assessing heart valves and surrounding cardiovascular tracts
Stenomics, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170337488

A machine learning system for evaluating at least one characteristic of a heart valve, an inflow tract, an outflow tract or a combination thereof may include a training mode and a production mode. The training mode may be configured to train a computer and construct a transformation function to predict an unknown anatomical characteristic and/or an unknown physiological characteristic ...
System and method for non-invasively controlling autonomic nerve activity using skin
Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333712

System and methods for monitoring and/or controlling nerve activity in a subject are provided. In one embodiment, a system includes electrodes configured to be placed proximate to a subject's skin, and a signal detector configured to detect electrical signals using the electrodes. The system also includes a signal processor configured to receive the electrical signals from the signal detector, ...
Corkscrew shape for right-sided cardiac device
Abiomed, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333607

A catheter includes a catheter body, a pump assembly and a cannula. The pump assembly can be disposed at a distal end of the catheter body and has a distal portion. The cannula can be coupled to the distal end portion of the pump assembly and can include a proximal cannula portion and a distal cannula portion. The distal cannula ...
Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve and delivery system
Abiomed, Inc.
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333186

A prosthetic heart valve for an endoprosthesis used in the treatment of a stenotic heart valve and/or a heart valve insufficiency. The prosthetic heart valve comprises a plurality of leaflets (3,4,5) which are able to switch between their open and close position in response to the blood flow through the heart. The leaflets are attached into a collapsible wire valve ...
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Prosthetic heart valve with cusp positioners
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
November 23, 2017 - N°20170333182

A prosthetic heart valve has three cusp regions positioned at an inflow end intermediate three commissure regions positioned at an outflow end thereof. A support frame including three cusp positioners is fixed with respect to a leaflet frame and located intermediate each pair of adjacent commissure regions. The valve is desirably compressible. In the aortic valve position, the cusp positioners ...
Patient specific scan parameters for mri scanning
University Of Utah Research Foundation
November 23, 2017 - N°20170332940

A method of optimizing scan parameters for lge-mri. At least one cardiac mri ti scout scan is performed by applying an inversion pulse every predetermined heartbeat of a patient. An initial value of an inversion time tiinitial is determined by assessing a set of images generated from the scout scan. A first multiple of a duration between successive indicia of ...
High-impedance fault detection using coordinated devices
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170328945

A conductor-mounted device (cmd) used to signal an intelligent electronic device (ied) of the existence of a fault on a portion of the electric power delivery system is described herein. The cmd may provide a heartbeat signal to the ied. The cmd may provide a fault signal to the ied. The cmd may be powered via a parasitic current draw ...
Methods and apparatus for renal neuromodulation
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170326363

Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e. G., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the onset of morphological changes that are affiliated with congestive heart failure, and/or be efficacious in the treatment ...
Compositions and methods for treating heart failure
Zensun (shanghai) Science & Technology, Co., Ltd.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170326204

The present invention provides methods for treating chronic heart failure patients using the medication comprising neureplin. The methods comprise first performing a companion diagnostic test of each patient before treatment; and then providing a suitable treatment to the patient according to the results of the companion diagnostic test. When the result of the test is within a favorite treatment zone, ...
Mitral valve delivery device
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170325954

A delivery device for a collapsible prosthetic heart valve may include a catheter assembly and an operating handle. The catheter assembly may include an inner shaft around which a compartment is defined, and a distal sheath having proximal and distal segments configured to enclose the compartment. The operating handle may include a first lead screw fixedly coupled to the proximal ...
Heart valve implant and methods for delivering and implanting same
Cardiosolutions, Inc.
November 16, 2017 - N°20170325949

Heart valve implants and methods for implanting and delivering same are described. A heart valve implant can include a shaft, having a first end and a second end, an anchor, and a plurality of wafers. The anchor is coupled to the first end of the shaft and configured to secure the heart implant to a patient's heart. The wafers are ...
Stented prosthetic heart valve with variable stiffness and methods of use
Medtronic Vascular Galway
November 16, 2017 - N°20170325946

A prosthetic heart valve including a stent frame and a valve structure. The valve structure is disposed within a lumen of the stent frame. The stent frame is configured to self-expand from a compressed condition for transluminal delivery. The stent frame has a lattice structure forming a tubular shape defining a circumference and a plurality of closed cells arranged to ...