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NEW Devices and methods for reducing intrathoracic pressure
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143973

Devices and methods are provided to treat acute and chronic heart failure by using one or more implantable or non-implantable sensors along with phrenic nerve stimulation to reduce intrathoracic pressure and thereby reduce pulmonary artery, atrial, and ventricular pressures leading to reduced complications and hospitalization.
NEW Methods for improving muscle and heart function
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143679

The present invention encompasses combinations comprising a plurality of amino acids, formulations thereof for use in humans and animals, as well as methods for increasing muscle protein synthesis, muscle strength, and/or muscle function in a subject with chronic heart failure, cardiac cachexia or a combination thereof.
NEW Mitral bileaflet valve
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143486

A heart valve assembly has a leaflet support structure and a leaflet assembly. The leaflet support structure has a wire frame that supports the leaflet assembly. The leaflet assembly has first and second separate leaflets, each of which is comprised of a skirt section and a sinus leaflet section. Each skirt section has a flange portion and a body portion ...
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NEW Percutaneous heart valve, system, and method
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143482

Devices, systems, and methods are provided to treat diseased cardiac valves. The device includes a percutaneous heart valve having an expandable valve frame including valve frame members, a valve leaflet coupled to the valve frame, and an expandable stent anchoring frame coupled to the valve frame including stent frame members defining a first portion and a second portion having greater ...
NEW Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated systems and methods
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143481

Prosthetic heart valve devices for percutaneous replacement of native heart valves and associated systems and method are disclosed herein. A prosthetic heart valve device configured in accordance with a particular embodiment of the present technology can include an expandable support having an outer surface and configured for placement between leaflets of the native valve. The device can also include a ...
NEW High durability heart valve
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143480

An improved heart bioprosthetic device having a metal frame wireform or stent having an outer external surface. The metal frame has a bond layer coating at least a portion of the external surface and a coating layer disposed on at least a portion of the bond layer. The bond layer comprises a metal selected from the group consisting of: chromium, ...
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NEW Devices and methods for reducing cardiac valve regurgitation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143478

Heart valve regurgitation is reduced by sizing a coapting element to provide a gap between the coapting element and a heart valve when the heart is in a diastolic phase. The size of the coapting element is also selected such that the heart valve seals against the coapting element when the heart is in the systolic phase. The coapting element ...
NEW Delivery apparatus for a medical device
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143318

A delivery apparatus for delivering a medical device to a heart defect by a catheter includes a second wire section having a first end securely connected to a first wire section. A connecting member is mounted to a second end of the second wire section and is connected to the medical device. The second wire section has a cross sectional ...
NEW System and method for determining poor sensor contact in a multi-sensor device
May 25, 2017 - N°20170143265

A system and method are provided for determining sensor contact in a multi-sensor device. The method measures a series of photoplethysmography (ppg) heart beat signals, while simultaneously measuring a series of electrocardiogram (ecg) heart beat signals. The method detects a correlation in time between each of a plurality of ppg signals and corresponding ecg signals. In response to the timing ...
Sound channel configuration method and apparatus and earphone device
Beijing Zhigu Rui Tub Tech Co., Ltd.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170142521

Embodiments of the present application provide a sound channel configuration method and apparatus and an earphone device. The method includes: obtaining heartbeat transmission signals at one earpiece and a reference position of a human body; and performing sound channel configuration on a signal of the earpiece at least according to the heartbeat transmission signals at the earpiece and the reference ...
Signal continuity assessment using embedded watermarks
Verance Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170140493

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 ...
System for monitoring a to-be-monitored unit of a rack
Mitac Computing Technology Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170139797

A system includes a bus, multiple bmcs, and a control unit. Each bmc generates heartbeat signals and acquire operation data associated with a to-be-monitored unit once being initiated, and operates in one of a master mode and a slave mode according to a corresponding decision signal. One of the bmcs which operates in the master mode is configured to receive ...
Treatment of congestive heart failure and other cardiac dysfunction using a gdf15 modulator
Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137505

The invention provides methods and compositions of treating a subject having a cardiac-related disorder such as congestive or chronic heart failure (chf), cardiac hypertrophy, cardiac hypotrophy, and other cardiac myopathies/dystrophies. The methods comprise administering an effective amount of a composition that modulates, for example, reduces or inhibits, gdf 15 activity in the subject.
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Implantable device and delivery system for reshaping a heart valve annulus
Millipede, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135816

Systems, devices and methods related to various heart valve implants and for delivery of those heart valve implants are described. The implants may be used to re-size a native valve annulus or to replace a native heart valve. The implants include a re-sizable frame having angled struts. Anchors secure the implant to tissue and collars are used to decrease the ...
Mitral valve treatment techniques
Valtech Cardio Ltd.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135815

A method for treating a heart valve of a patient includes inserting into a heart and in contact with a valve surface, an implant including an elongate element and a locking mechanism coupled to the elongate element. The locking mechanism has a resting position that provides a locked state preventing movement of the elongate element with respect to the locking ...
Safety systems for expansion of prosthetic heart valves
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135814

Methods of quickly and easily implanting a quick-connect heart valve prosthesis during a surgical procedure are provided. The heart valve may include a substantially non-expandable, non-compressible prosthetic valve and a plastically-expandable frame, thereby enabling attachment to the annulus without sutures. A system and method for deployment includes an integrated handle shaft and balloon catheter. A safety member disposed between the ...
Leaflet-cuff attachments for prosthetic heart valve
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135813

A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition, the stent having a proximal end, a distal end and a plurality of commissure features. The heart valve further includes a valve assembly secured to the stent, the valve assembly including a cuff and a plurality of leaflets, each of the leaflets having a free ...
Systems and methods for helically advancing suture in tissue
Vasostitch, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135692

Systems and methods for providing transapical access to a heart chamber for performing an intra cardiac procedure are described. The systems include a helical needle driver and a dilator. The helical needle driver rotates and translates a shuttle member which advances one or more helical needles to place a helical suture within the myocardium. After removing the needles, the dilator ...
Wearable device which diagnoses personal cardiac health condition by monitoring and analyzing heartbeat and the ...
Acme Portable Machines, Inc.
May 18, 2017 - N°20170135593

A wearable device which diagnoses personal cardiac health condition by monitoring and analyzing heartbeat includes a motion sensor detecting whether the user is in a motion state; a heart rhythm sensor detecting the user's signal of heartbeat interval; a memory storing algorithm program and database for data process, comparison, and analysis; a microprocessor calculating, filtering and judging the signal of ...
Long connection sharing method for multi-businesses, system and device, terminal
Shenzhen Skyworth-rgb Electronic Co., Ltd.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170134256

The present disclosure discloses a long connection sharing method for multi-businesses. The method includes the following steps: a client of the long connection establishes a channel, and obtains heartbeat time; the server of the long connection configures an unique business id for each business, and sends the business id to the client of the long connection; the client of the ...
Implantable heart treatment systems, devices, and methods
Elwha Llc
May 11, 2017 - N°20170128651

Treatment of cardiac tissue via an implantable heart treatment device is described. A device embodiment includes, but is not limited to, a substrate configured for implantation within a body; an electromagnetic signal generator coupled to the substrate and configured to generate one or more electric signals configured to stimulate one or more tissues of a heart within the body; and ...