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9039594 Signal transmitting and lesion excluding heart implants for pacing, defibrillating, and/or sensing of heart beat  
Devices, systems, and methods for treating a heart of a patient may make use of structures which limit a size of a chamber of the heart, such as by deploying a tensile member to bring a wall of...
9039597 Ventricular volume reduction  
Devices and systems including implants (which may be removable) and methods of using them for reducing ventricular volume. The implants described herein are cardiac implants that may be inserted...
9033863 Sub-miniature electromechanical medical implants with integrated hermetic feedthroughs  
Highly miniaturized electro-mechanical medical implants for certain applications cannot be fit into the available anatomic space unless their diameter can be made small enough. With devices such...
9028393 Coaxial balloon delivery device and method of delivering a transseptal cannula to a heart  
A transseptal cannula having a flexible cannula body, a left atrial anchor coupled to the distal end of the flexible cannula body, and a right atrial anchor operable to be attached to the left...
9028392 Medical device  
A temporary cardiac-assist device is disclosed. The device includes a pump assembly that is deployed in the ascending aorta or the heart. A torque transmission line couples the pump assembly to an...
9022916 Transseptal cannula, tip, delivery system, and method  
A cannula assembly, further comprising a cannula body for directing blood from the heart of a patient, having distal and proximal ends and a lumen therebetween. A tip coupled to the distal end of...
9026199 Monitoring a condition of a subject  
Apparatus and methods are described, included a method for detecting uterine contractions in a pregnant woman. The method includes sensing motion of the woman without contacting the woman,...
9017242 Arterial device, system and method for removing embolic debris  
An arterial device, system and method are provided for use with a patient undergoing a cardiac procedure. The system is configured for enabling one or more arterial devices to be accommodated in...
9011312 Generating artificial pulse  
In order to produce a pulsatile blood flow pattern that includes time periods of relatively high blood flow rates and time periods of relatively low blood flow rates, the operating speed of a...
9011311 Ambulatory lung assist device with implanted blood pump and oxygenator  
The present disclosure provides a system for oxygenating blood. The system may include an implantable blood pump that may draw a supply of blood from the circulatory system of a mammalian subject,...
9005104 Heart help device, system, and method  
An implantable device for improving the pump function of the heart of a human patient by applying an external force on the heart muscle is provided. The device comprises at least one pump device...
9005105 Hard-wired implanted controller system  
A circulatory assist system is disclosed, the system including an implantable electrical device having an electric motor, an implantable controller connected to the implantable electrical device,...
8998792 Fluid pump with a rotor  
The invention relates to a fluid pump, in particular to a liquid pump having a rotor with at last one rotor blade for conveying the fluid, the rotor being variable with respect to its diameter...
8992406 Anatomic fit of a percutaneous VAD for right heart support  
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...
8992407 Blood pump  
A blood pump (26) includes a stator assembly (122) that includes a motor stator, a fluid inlet (24), and a fluid outlet (26). A rotor assembly (120) includes a motor rotor (54) and an impeller...
8992408 Percutaneous right ventricular assist apparatus and method  
A system for assisting the right heart of a patient includes a PA cannula adapted for insertion into a PA of a patient through the right internal jugular vein of the patient. The system includes a...
8979728 Safe energy transfer  
The invention relates to safety precautions and mechanisms, particularly in connection with a wireless energy transfer system which involves the use of a transmitter (or transceiver) external to a...
8974366 High power ultrasound wireless transcutaneous energy transfer (US-TET) source  
A bio-implantable energy capture and storage assembly is provided. The assembly includes an acoustic energy transmitter and an acoustic energy receiver. The acoustic energy receiver also functions...
8968174 Motor fault monitor for implantable blood pump  
A implantable pump system comprises an implantable pump motor and an external unit. An inverter comprises respective phases couple to the motor via a cable with redundant conductors for each...
8968175 Treating dysfunctional cardiac tissue  
Medical devices, systems, and methods reduce the distance between two points in tissue, often for treatment of congestive heart failure and often in a minimally invasive manner. An anchor is...
8961388 Generating artificial pulse  
In order to produce a pulsatile blood flow pattern that includes time periods of relatively high blood flow rates and time periods of relatively low blood flow rates, the operating speed of a...
8961387 Transcutaneous magnetic energy transfer device  
Transcutaneous magnetic energy transfer to drive a VAD or other implanted medical device can be supplied through two spinning (or otherwise moving) permanent magnets, or a moving permanent magnet...
8961389 Endovascular ventricular assist device, using the mathematical objective and principal of superposition  
This embodiment suggests new approach for Endovascular Ventricular Assist Device, using the mathematical objective & principle of superposition allow design and calculation of the body response to...
8961390 Sensorless flow estimation for implanted ventricle assist device  
A method of estimating the blood flow rate of a heart ventricle assist device which is positioned externally of, or implanted in, a patient. The assist device comprises a blood pump having a...
8956275 Portable controller with integral power source for mechanical circulation support systems  
A portable external device for a mechanical circulation support system includes first and second power sources, e.g. batteries and control electronics for redundant uninterrupted operation of an...
8944986 Biphasic and dynamic adjustable support devices and methods with assist and recoil capabilities for treatment of cardiac pathologies  
The present invention provides a biphasic and dynamic direct cardiac contact device adapted to be implanted in a patient suffering from congestive heart failure and related cardiac pathologies,...
8944987 Cardiac assistance device and method for the control thereof  
A cardiac assistance, device has a supporting component, which surrounds the heart and on the inside of which a plurality of adjacent inflatable and deflatable chambers are provided, via which an...
8944748 Fluid pump changeable in diameter, in particular for medical application  
A fluid pump device, in particular for a medical application, is described having a compressible pump housing and rotor, as well as with a drive shaft which runs in a sleeve and on whose end the...
8939882 Multi-lumen cannula  
This document relates to methods and materials for providing blood flow for a blood pump recipient. For example, cannulae that can be connected to the circulatory system of a mammal and can be...
8939883 Driveline cable assembly  
A blood pump assembly includes a blood pump configured for implantation and a cable assembly for providing power and control signals to the blood pump. The cable assembly includes a strain relief...
8932197 Ventricular pump coupling  
A device and method for creating a connection with the left ventricle of a heart are provided. A seal member capable of moving between a folded position and an open position is attached to the end...
8926492 Housing for a functional element  
A method for selectively expanding and compressing a housing for a blood pump is described. The housing is provided in a compressed state. The housing has a slack, flexible membrane with a...
8905910 Fluid delivery system and method for monitoring fluid delivery system  
A fluid delivery system includes an electric motor, a pump driven by the electric motor, and a control system. The control system is programmed to supply a variable voltage to the electric motor,...
8900115 Implantable heart assist system and method of applying same  
An extracardiac pumping for supplementing the circulation of blood, including the cardiac output, in a patient without any component thereof being connected to the patient's heart, and methods of...
8900114 Pulsatile blood pump  
There is provided a pulsatile blood pump (10) for implantation into a patient. The pulsatile blood pump comprises a substantially tubular body (12) a flexible membrane (14) and a port (16). The...
8894387 Hydrodynamic chamfer thrust bearing  
An axial flow pump for a blood circulating pump for the circulation of blood, the rotor the rotor being constructed and arranged to impel blood in a downstream direction upon rotation of the rotor...
8894561 Modular implantable medical pump  
An implantable medical pump system can include a blood pump comprising a pump housing defining a passage therethrough and a rotor within the passage. The blood pump further includes one or more...
8888675 Apparatus and methods for supporting cardiac ischemic tissue  
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for supporting ischemic tissue of the heart using scaffolds that may be placed within the heart percutaneously. A scaffold assembly may include a layer of...
8882477 Magnetically levitated and driven blood pump and method for using the same  
A device for pumping blood, includes a housing having a distal end adapted to be coupled to a catheter, a proximal end having an outlet, and a tubular body extending between the distal and...
8882744 Quick-connect outflow tube for ventricular assist device  
An outflow conduit for a cardiac assist pump has a connector at one end comprised of a main sleeve configured to mate with a pump outlet port. A plurality of prongs extend from the sleeve. Each...
8876685 Blood pump with an ultrasound transducer  
A blood pump including an ultrasonic sensor mounted in or on a blood contacting surface of the blood pump. The ultrasonic sensor measures blood velocity and reports information to a blood pump...
8870855 Release mechanism for releasing a medical implant from a catheter, and catheter having a release mechanism  
A release mechanism (100, 100a) for releasing a medical implant (105) from an insertion device (110), comprising a body (10) having a proximal end (12) and a distal end (14), wherein between the...
8870552 Rotary blood pump and control system therefor  
A pump assembly and estimation and control system therefor, the pump adapted for continuous flow pumping of blood. In a particular form, the pump is a centrifugal pump wherein the impeller is...
8870739 Conduit device for use with a ventricular assist device  
The present invention is a conduit device designed to be placed within a wall of a heart, such as through a prepared opening or hole in the heart wall. The conduit is hollow and extends to form a...
8870738 Cardiac function change evaluating device  
A cardiac function variation evaluation apparatus includes: a continuous flow type auxiliary artificial heart 20 connected to a ventricle (10A); a pressure sensor 30 for detecting ventricle (10A)...
8869395 Fluid pumping device and components with static seal  
A static seal structure for a pump housing includes a support structure, a first sealing element, and a second sealing element. The support structure circumscribes a pump chamber and includes a...
8864642 Housing for a functional element  
The invention relates to a housing (8) for a functional element (5), in particular for use in the medical field in naturally occurring vessels in the body, the housing wall of which has a slack,...
8864643 Pump and method for mixed flow blood pumping  
A blood pump includes a hub having an axis of rotation and a generally cylindrical shape. The hub has an upstream end region, a central region, and a downstream end region, and the hub includes a...
8864644 Physiologically responsive VAD  
A ventricular assist device incorporating a rotary pump such as a rotary impeller pump implantable in fluid communication with a ventricle and an artery to assist blood flow from the ventricle to...
8858416 Implantable medical devices  
An active implantable medical device comprising a therapeutic device, a controller and at least one rechargeable battery, wherein a single hermetically sealed housing encapsulates a therapeutic...