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


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System and method for crossing a native heart valve with a guidewire
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180099124

A system for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire includes an advancement motor and a controller. The controller controls when the advancement motor advances and retracts the guidewire. The controller is coupled to an electrocardiogram device and determines the systolic and diastolic phase of the heart from information/data from the electrocardiogram device. The guidewire advances or retracts based ...
Heart valve sizing ring and method
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098853

A device for measuring heart valve for sizing a heart valve reinforcement ring, includes a handle having a first shaft and a second shaft; an inner ring coupled to the first shaft; an outer ring coupled to the second shaft; and a trigger mechanism configured and arranged to force the inner ring and outer ring together wherein an outer surface ...
Apparatus and method for heart valve repair
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098851

A device and method for repairing a mitral valve leaflet 2, 3. The device 10 includes a body 16 having an annular wall 18 and at least one aperture 22 through the annular wall 18. A deployment assembly 24 mounted on the body includes at least one grasping wire 28 arranged for sliding movement in the aperture 22. Movement of the deployment assembly 24 to a deployed position relative to the ...
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Stented prosthetic heart valve delivery system having an expandable bumper
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098848

Delivery devices for delivery of a stented prosthetic heart valve. Various delivery devices include an outer sheath assembly including an outer sheath connected to a capsule that is advanced proximally to retain the prosthetic valve, which is secured over an inner shaft assembly of the delivery device. The delivery device further includes a bumper to provide a smooth transition of ...
Delivery system for a valve prosthesis
Medtronic, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098846

A heart valve prosthesis and delivery systems are provided for replacing a cardiac valve. The heart valve prosthesis includes a self-expanding frame includes a portion having a crimp that provides additional flexibility to the self-expanding frame in the collapsed configuration.
Aortic leaflet repair using shock wave applicators
Shockwave Medical, Inc.
April 12, 2018 - N°20180098779

Described herein are shock wave devices and methods for the treatment of calcified heart valves. One variation of a shock wave device may comprise an elongated flexible tube carried by a sheath. The tube may have a fluid input end, which may be located near a proximal end of the sheath. The tube may include a loop portion. The loop ...
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Heartbeat monitoring of virtual machines for initiating failover operations in a data storage management system, ...
Commvault Systems, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180095855

An illustrative “vm heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target vms in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target vms are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative vm distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic to transmit special-purpose heartbeat packets to ...
Implementing automatic switchover
Netapp Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180095852

One or more techniques and/or computing devices are provided for automatic switchover implementation. For example, a first storage controller, of a first storage cluster, may have a disaster recovery relationship with a second storage controller of a second storage cluster. In the event the first storage controller fails, the second storage controller may automatically switchover operation from the first ...
Heartbeat monitoring of virtual machines for initiating failover operations in a data storage management system, ...
Commvault Systems, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180095846

An illustrative “vm heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target vms in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target vms are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative vm distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic to transmit special-purpose heartbeat packets to ...
Heartbeat monitoring of virtual machines for initiating failover operations in a data storage management system, ...
Commvault Systems, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180095845

An illustrative “vm heartbeat monitoring network” of heartbeat monitor nodes monitors target vms in a data storage management system. Accordingly, target vms are distributed and re-distributed among illustrative worker monitor nodes according to preferences in an illustrative vm distribution logic. Worker heartbeat monitor nodes use an illustrative ping monitoring logic to transmit special-purpose heartbeat packets to ...
Dynamic and adaptive approach for failure detection of node in a cluster
Aruba Networks, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180095818

The present disclosure discloses a method and a network device for failure detection of nodes in a cluster. Specifically, a network device transmits data to another device at a first time. The network device then receives an acknowledgment of the data from the second device at a second time. Next, the network device determines a round trip time (rtt) for ...
Cartridge and method for increasing myocardial function
Cytopherx, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180093028

The present invention relates to a cytopheretic cartridge for use in treating and/or preventing inflammatory conditions that affect myocardial function and to related methods. The cartridge can be used in treating a subject with myocardial dysfunction, such as a subject with chronic heart failure and/or acute decompensated heart failure.
Anatomic fit of a percutaneous vad for right heart support
Abiomed, Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180093025

An apparatus is disclosed including: a cannula having a shape closely matched to the anatomy of the right ventricle of the human heart, where the cannula has an outflow port configured to be located proximal the pulmonary artery and an inflow port located proximal the inferior vena cava. In some embodiments, the cannula is a close fit to the anatomy ...
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Expandable valve prosthesis with sealing mechanism
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
April 05, 2018 - N°20180092743

A prosthetic heart valve includes at least one sealing member. The sealing member is adapted to conform to any surface irregularities found on the inner surface of the valve annulus, including any calcium deposits formed on the valve leaflets. The sealing member can be self-expanding or non-expanding. When deployed, the sealing member is adapted to create a blood tight seal ...
Prosthetic heart valve with cusp positioners
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
April 05, 2018 - N°20180092741

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 ...
Method and apparatus for monitoring heartbeats
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180092564

A ballistocardiographic method and monitoring system calculates an indicator of the average heart rate of a test subject within a time interval. The test subject may be a fetus inside a mother's belly, or infant lying in the same bed as an adult. The monitoring system comprises a recoil surface and an acceleration sensor in contact with the recoil surface. ...
Biological signal processing device and blood pressure measurement system
Ai Technology Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180092552

An r-wave of a heartbeat signal accompanied by periodic fluctuation is detected to obtain the average value of an rr interval. Further, a waveform of a heart sound signal, which periodically fluctuates in synchronization with the heartbeat signal, is forcibly repositioned at an interval equivalent to the average value of the rr interval. After performing reposition, noise is removed by ...
Signal continuity assessment using embedded watermarks
Verance Corporation
March 29, 2018 - N°20180089790

Methods, apparatus, and systems use embedded watermarks to determine whether the segments of a multimedia content has been rearranged. The embedded watermarks are recovered from the content and one or more attributes associated with the recovered watermarks are identified. A continuity of the content can then be assessed in accordance with the one or more attributes. The continuity assessment may ...
Heartbeats and consensus in verifiable outsourced ledgers
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.
March 29, 2018 - N°20180089683

Heartbeat consensus forming for the state of a digital ledger built upon a blockchain to provide users with the ability to securely, accurately, and verifiably share state information between distrustful parties is provided herein. The digital ledger is hosted in a networked environment, accessible by multiple parties. Heartbeat transactions allow clients, who are not in direct communication with one another ...
Platform communication protocol
Intel Corporation
March 29, 2018 - N°20180088652

A host chipset heartbeat may be utilized, in some embodiments, to handle interrupts from external devices on a power efficient basis. The availability of the host chipset heartbeat may be signaled to external devices and those external devices may time their activities to a period of time when not only are resources available, but the assertion of the activity is ...
Transapical mitral valve replacement
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
March 29, 2018 - N°20180085218

A prosthetic heart valve includes a collapsible and expandable stent having an outflow end and an inflow end, a plurality of commissure features attached to the stent, a plurality of anchoring features disposed on legs of the stent, the plurality of anchoring features being coupleable to a delivery device for repositioning, and a valve assembly disposed within the stent. The ...
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