Paracor Medical, Inc.
|Paracor Medical, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100152531||IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE FOR DRUG DELIVERY AND METHOD OF USE - An apparatus and method of preparing a cardiac harness for use in controllably delivering a medicament such as an mTOR inhibitor or aldosterone blockade from the surface of the cardiac harness to the epicardium of a patient's heart for the site-specific treatment of cardiac and non-cardiac maladies. The delivery of the medicament from the cardiac harness is achieved by: coating the medicament on the surface of the cardiac harness; coating the cardiac harness with a polymer material or dielectric material and impregnating the coating with the medicament; or by loading the medicament into an implant attached to the cardiac harness.||06-17-2010|
|20100081867||Medical Device Delivery System Having Integrated Introducer - An apparatus for delivering a medical device onto a heart includes a housing within which is releasably disposed the medical device. The housing in one embodiment comprises inner and outer deflectors between which is delivered the medical device. Both deflectors are self-expanding. A deflector compression sheath is slidable longitudinally over the housing to a delivery position at which it moves the deflectors to a collapsed configuration. The compression sheath is retracted to a deployment position to permit the deflectors to deploy by self-expanding to their larger diameters. The outer deflector has an expanded diameter sufficient to engage the inner surface of the pericardium to hold it away from the delivery site while the second deflector guides the medical device into position over the heart while protecting the heart. In another embodiment, the housing includes only an outer deflector. The apparatus also functions as an introducer when the compression sheath is moved to the delivery or “introducer” position at which configuration, the apparatus functions as an introducer.||04-01-2010|
|20090281372||CARDIAC HARNESS ASSEMBLY FOR TREATING CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND FOR DEFIBRILLATION AND/OR PACING/SENSING - A cardiac harness assembly for treating congestive heart failure and for use in defibrillation and/or pacing/sensing is provided. The cardiac harness includes a number of longitudinal ribs spaced apart by connectors, the longitudinal ribs extending from the base to the apex of the heart. The longitudinal ribs have a high degree of longitudinal flexibility so that when the cardiac harness is mounted on the heart, the longitudinal ribs flex along the longitudinal axis of the ribs as the heart expands and contracts circumferentially. The cardiac harness provides a uniform and continuous compressive force on the heart throughout the cardiac cycle.||11-12-2009|
|20090198096||LONG FATIGUE LIFE CARDIAC HARNESS - A high fatigue life superelastic nickel-titanium (nitinol) wire, ribbon, sheet, tubing, or the like is disclosed. The nitinol has a 54.5 to 57.0 weight percent nickel with a balance of titanium composition and has less than 30 percent cold work as a final step after a full anneal and before shape setting heat treatment. Through a rotational beam fatigue test, fatigue life improvement of 37 percent has been observed.||08-06-2009|
|20090156892||CARDIAC HARNESS - A cardiac harness for treating or preventing congestive heart failure is configured to be placed about at least a portion of a patient's heart so as to apply a mild compressive force on the heart. In one embodiment, the cardiac harness comprises a plurality of spaced apart conductive panels arranged so that there is no electrical continuity circumferentially around the harness. In an additional embodiment, a cardiac harness is provided that is insulated so as not to conduct electricity circumferentially about the harness.||06-18-2009|
|20090048480||CARDIAC HARNESS DELIVERY DEVICE - An apparatus for delivering a cardiac harness onto a heart includes an elongate body and a plurality of elongate push rods longitudinally movable with respect to the elongate body. The elongate body has a tubular housing that is sized to contain the cardiac harness which is removably attached to the push rods. The cardiac harness is releasably attached to the push rods such that advancement of the push rods in a distal direction moves the cardiac hearness from a compacted configuration in the housing to an expanded configuration outside the housing. A deflector is attached to the elongate body and is configured to flare radially outwardly. As the push rods advance out of the housing, the push rods slide over the deflector to more easily and safely advance over the enlarged heart and position the cardiac harness over the heart.||02-19-2009|
|20090043152||DELIVERY DEVICE FOR CARDIAC HARNESS - A delivery system for providing and deploying a cardiac harness over a heart. The delivery system includes an introducer tube having a plurality of distal fingers biased into a compressed delivery diameter. A dilator tube is slidably mounted within the introducer tube for dilating the fingers into an expanded diameter for deploying a suction cup into secure attachment with the heart. The suction cup is used to manipulate the heart as the cardiac harness is also deployed from the dilator tube over the suction cup, and over the heart. The suction cup is shaped to securely attach to the apex of the heart in one embodiment.||02-12-2009|
|20090010796||LONG FATIGUE LIFE NITINOL - A high fatigue life superelastic nickel-titanium (nitinol) wire, ribbon, sheet, tubing, or the like is disclosed. The nitinol has a 54.5 to 57.0 weight percent nickel with a balance of titanium composition and has less than 30 percent cold work as a final step after a full anneal and before shape setting heat treatment. Through a rotational beam fatigue test, fatigue life improvement of 37 percent has been observed.||01-08-2009|
|20080281152||HEART FAILURE TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHOD - A method and apparatus for treating heart failure is configured to be placed about at least a portion of a patient's heart to apply a mild compressive force on the heart over a range of elastic deformation of the apparatus. The apparatus can be shifted to second range of deformation. In some embodiments, the apparatus is shifted to the second range of deformation by application of a stimulus or alteration of environmental conditions beyond a threshold level.||11-13-2008|
Patent applications by Paracor Medical, Inc.