41
John R Liddicoat, William E Cohn: Apparatus and method for the ligation of tissue. SentreHeart, Cooley, December 20, 2016: US09522006 (1 worldwide citation)

A novel catheter-based system that ligates the left atrial appendage (LAA) on the outside of the heart, preferably using a combination of catheters and/or instruments, e.g., a guide catheter inserted into the interior of the left atrial appendage that may assist in locating the left atrial appendage ...


42
Edward M Boyle Jr, Nathan J Dale, Paul C Leonard, Alan Marc Gillinov, Sam Kiderman, William E Cohn: Methods and devices to clear obstructions from medical tubes. Clear Catheter Systems, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Pearne & Gordon, May 31, 2011: US07951243 (1 worldwide citation)

A device for clearing obstructions from a medical tube, such as a chest tube, is disclosed in various embodiments. The device features a shuttle member that is magnetically coupled to a guide wire within a guide tube, through the guide-tube wall, so that translation of the shuttle member induces a c ...


43
Aaron J Hjelle, Paul Andrew Pignato, Robert G Walsh, William E Cohn, Ann Margaret Thomas: Cardiac support device delivery tool with independently movable arms. Mardil, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, October 28, 2014: US08870744 (1 worldwide citation)

A device for delivery of a cardiac support device for treating cardiac disease of a heart includes a multistage deployment mechanism and an actuating mechanism for controlling the positions of the deployment mechanism. The deployment mechanism is operable to change between a retracted state and an e ...


44
Elizabeth E Cohn, William E Cohn: Isolation box for protecting reading material. Pandiscio & Pandiscio, June 16, 2015: US09055799 (1 worldwide citation)

A portable reverse isolation box (PRIB) for protecting an object from the environment and/or protecting a user from the object. The PRIB includes a housing comprising a container and a lid, wherein the container has structural integrity and at least a portion of the lid is transparent, and further w ...


45
Ralph de la Torre, William E Cohn, Jose Luis Francese, Matthew A Palmer: Method for retracting tissue during surgery. Medcanica, Gordon & Jacobson PC, December 14, 2010: US07850607 (1 worldwide citation)

A surgical retractor includes a “swivel” having a string extending from one end and a string extending from the midpoint between the two ends. The swivel is delivered by pushing it out of a tube which is inserted through a small incision between the ribs of the patient. After the swivel is deployed, ...


46
Oscar H Frazier, William E Cohn: Total artificial heart system for auto-regulating flow and pressure. Newheart Medical Devices, Winstead PC, October 28, 2014: US08870951 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention is TAH system for auto-regulating blood flow and maintaining the asymmetric pressure balance in the mammalian cardiovascular system by decreasing the resistance in blood flow and minimizing the pressure gradients to exploit the in-flow pressure sensitivities of continuous flow ...


47
William E Cohn, Aaron J Hjelle, Robert G Walsh, Kevin Paul Bassett: Pericardial space imaging for cardiac support device implantation. Mardil, Gordon & Rees, May 6, 2014: US08718746 (1 worldwide citation)

A method for implanting a cardiac support device (CSD) on a patient's heart. An amount of contrast agent sufficient to cause structures on the heart to be visible upon fluoroscopic or other imaging is introduced into the pericardial space surrounding the heart. The heart and contrast agent are image ...


48
William E Cohn: Apparatus for replacing a cardiac valve. Medtronic, February 17, 2015: US08956402

A delivery assembly for delivering a prosthetic heart valve can include a first elongate component and a second elongate component. The delivery assembly can include a temporary valve location to which the prosthetic heart valve can be releasably mounted and an implantation location to which the pro ...


49
Aaron J Hjelle, William E Cohn, Richard F Schroeder, James F Buck, Karl R Leinsing: Cardiac treatment system and method. Mardil, Fish & Richardson P C, December 19, 2017: US09844437

Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the ...


50
Aaron Hjelle, William E Cohn, Richard F Schroeder, James F Buck, Karl R Leinsing: Cardiac treatment system and method. Mardil, Fish & Richardson P C, June 21, 2016: US09370425

Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the ...