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


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Weight scale and corresponding systems and methods for preventing advancement of congestive heart failure
Medline Industries, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180045558

A weight scale (100) for assisting with management of congestive heart failure and other ailments includes a housing (101) that can define a substantially flat planar surface (102). A weight measurement device (202) measures a weight of a user. A control circuit (201) stores in a memory (203) a first predefined weight threshold (205) and a second predefined weight threshold (206). The scale includes light sources (107,108,109) operable with ...
Mesh enclosed tissue constructs
The Regents Of The University Of California
February 15, 2018 - N°20180043058

A heart valve leaflet including a thermoplastic polyurethane (tpu) mesh material that has a stiffness that is comparable to a native heart valve leaflet, such that it functionally mimics a native heart valve leaflet. The heart valve leaflets optionally include one to three layers of cells cultured on each side of the mesh material. Also disclosed is a heart valve ...
Novel methods
Aeromics, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042873

Provided are uses of selective aquaporin inhibitors, e. G., of aquaporin-4 or aquaporin-2, e. G., certain phenylbenzamide compounds, for the treatment or prophylaxis of transplant rejection and the protection of the heart during heart surgery. Provided is the use of selective aquaporin inhibitors, e. G., of aquaporin-4 (aqp4) or aquaporin-2 (aqp2) for the treatment or prophylaxis of transplant rejection and ...
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Collapsible cardiac implant and deployment system
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042722

A collapsible device, such as an annuloplasty ring or prosthetic heart valve, is configured to be collapsed prior to being introduced into a patient via minimally-invasive access points such as port holes or intercostal incisions. A holder is configured to hold the collapsible device, and to selectively collapse the device for introduction into the patient and then re-enlarge the device ...
Heart chamber prosthetic valve implant with elevated valve section and single chamber anchoring for preservation, ...
4c Medical Technologies, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042721

Various embodiments of the present invention comprise a single-chamber collapsible and expandable prosthetic valve implant device with an elevated valve section and comprising the following capabilities: (1) preservation of native valve functionality; (2) initial preservation of native valve functionality with subsequent full replacement of native valve functionality; (3) full replacement of native valve functionality; and/or (4) mitigation of the prolapsing distance of the ...
Heart chamber prosthetic valve implant with base, spring and dome sections with single chamber anchoring ...
4c Medical Technologies, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042720

Various embodiments of the present invention comprise a single-chamber collapsible and expandable prosthetic valve implant device comprising the following capabilities: (1) preservation of native valve functionality; (2) initial preservation of native valve functionality with subsequent full replacement of native valve functionality; (3) full replacement of native valve functionality; and/or (4) mitigation of the prolapsing distance of the dysfunctional leaflets by preventing the anterior ...
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Two stage cellularization strategy for the fabrication of bioartificial hearts
University Of Houston System
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042714

In some embodiments, the present disclosure pertains to a method of fabricating an artificial heart muscle (ahm) patch. In some embodiments, the method comprises obtaining and/or isolating cells from a subject. In some embodiments, the cells are primary cardiac cells. In some embodiments, the method further comprises forming a scaffold. In some embodiments, the method comprises seeding the cells ...
Bioprosthetic heart valves having adaptive seals to minimize paravalvular leakage
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042690

A packaged bioprosthetic heart valve comprising a bioprosthetic heart valve, an adaptive seal and a package. The bioprosthetic heart valve comprises an at least partially dehydrated biological tissue leaflet structure coupled to a supporting frame. The bioprosthetic heart valve has a periphery, an inflow portion, and an outflow portion. The adaptive seal is coupled to the bioprosthetic heart valve around ...
Apparatus and method for intra-cardiac mapping and ablation
Kardium Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042671

An intra-cardiac mapping system is based on locating the ports through which blood flows in or out the heart chambers. For many procedures, such as ablation to cure atrial fibrillation, locating the pulmonary veins and the mitral valve accurately allows to perform a maze procedure. The location of the ports and valves is based on using the convective cooling effect ...
Dual energy x-ray coronary calcium grading
Case Western Reserve University
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042565

Methods and apparatus for grading coronary calcium, including an example apparatus that includes a set of logics and a memory that stores a set of radiographic images. The set of logics includes an image acquisition logic that acquires a set of radiographic images of a region of tissue, the set of radiographic images including a low-energy reference x-ray image and ...
Sensors for prosthetic heart devices
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042555

Prosthetic heart devices may be implanted into the heart with a sensor coupled to the device, the sensor being configured to measure physiological data, such as blood pressure, in the heart. Devices that may employ such sensors include prosthetic heart valves and occlusion devices, although sensor systems may be deployed in the heart separate from other implantable devices. The sensors ...
Identifying ecg signals having the same morphology
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180042510

A method, including selecting an initial set of electrocardiograph (ecg) signals taken over a single heartbeat of a human subject, the set having respective morphologies to be used as a template for an arrhythmia of the subject, and receiving a subsequent set of ecg signals taken over a subsequent heartbeat of the human subject. The method also includes performing a ...
Realtime feedback response system and methods of using the same
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036507

Provided herein are apparatus and methods of relaxation. In particular, disclosed herein includes a system that provides realtime or near realtime feedback response to a user in order to achieve a relaxation response. In particular, the realtime feedback response comprises aural signals relating to the user's own heartbeat, breathing, or a combination thereof.
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Devices for remodeling a valve annulus and ventricle
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036126

Devices and related methods of use are provided for improving heart function. In one embodiment of the present disclosure, a device includes a ring-like structure configured to be secured to a heart valve; at least one elongate member extending from the ring-like structure, wherein an end of the elongate member is configured to be secured to heart geometry other than ...
Delivery system with inline sheath
Medtronic, Inc.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036125

Systems and methods for delivering and implanting heart valves are disclosed. The delivery systems can include an integrated introducer. The integrated introducer can include a sheath having an inner diameter that is smaller than the outer diameter of a delivery capsule of the delivery system and an outer diameter that is approximately equal to the outer diameter of the delivery ...
Delivery systems for prosthetic heart valve
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036124

A delivery apparatus for a prosthetic heart valve includes a shaft, an inner balloon, and an outer balloon. The shaft has a lumen extending from a proximal end portion to a distal end portion and a plurality of openings formed in the distal end portion. The shaft is configured such that a fluid can flow through the lumen and the ...
Delivery devices for implantable medical devices and methods of manufacturing same
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036123

This disclosure describes, among other things, methods, devices, and systems for non-invasive evaluation of a patient's vascular system and custom design and manufacture of one or more components of a delivery device for delivery and deployment of an implantable medical device, such as a prosthetic heart valve. For example, a delivery sheath can be 3d printed to have varying durometers ...
Valve leaflet attachment in collapsible prosthetic valves
St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036121

A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having a collapsed condition and an expanded condition. The stent includes a plurality of cells, each cell being formed by a plurality of struts, and a plurality of commissure features. The heart valve further includes a valve assembly secured to the stent and including a cuff and a plurality of leaflets, each leaflet ...
Prosthetic heart valve using pericardium and method for manufacturing same
Taewoong Medical Co., Ltd.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036120

A prosthetic heart valve using a pericardium is disclosed where: three hetero-biological tissue slices, which are extracted in a quadrangular shape from a bovine pericardium or a porcine pericardium, are prepared; each hetero-biological tissue slice is folded so as to form an inner tissue slice inside and an outer tissue slice outside, the outer tissue slice being longer than the ...
Methods and apparatuses for remodeling tissue of or adjacent to a body passage
Vessix Vascular, Inc.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180036072

Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example method may include a method for treating a patient having congestive heart failure. The method may include positioning an expandable balloon in a renal artery of the patient. The expandable balloon may include a plurality of electrode assemblies. At least some of the electrode assemblies each ...
System and method for non-invasive measurement of pressure inside a body including intravascular blood pressure
Pi-harvest Holding Ag
February 08, 2018 - N°20180035971

A device system and method for the non-invasive ultrasound measurement of the intravascular blood pressure is presented, wherein the blood pressure measurements are performed by means of the registration of the distances changes between the surface of the active piezoelectric transducer radiating an ultrasound beam into the localization area of the blood vessel or the heart chamber and the surface ...
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