March 16th, 2023, Salt Lake City, Utah and Mission Viejo, CA – Second Heart Assist, Inc. has announced that it has obtained patent no. U.S. 11,602,627 on March 14th, 2023 from the US Patent and Trademark Office Titled “Circulatory Assist Pump” with 20 new patent claims.
This patent further completes Second Heart’s extended IP portfolio across a large family of issued and pending patents. The Second Heart Assist newly issued patent claims herein includes a true aortic stent based circulatory assist pump with wireless power that maintains pulsatility of both blood flow and aortic wall movement. This is accomplished while remaining securely fixated (anchored) in place. This unique design is intended to permit durable reliable long duration use without migration or fixation system fractures.
The patent also includes claims for potential future generation designs including the REGENERATOR TM the first circulatory assist pump intended to provide therapeutic benefit, via controlled bioelectric induced expression of klotho and other proteins, in addition to circulatory assist support > https://secondheartinc.com/multigenerational-pipeline/. Klotho is known to be secreted from muscle and kidneys, especially with specific patented bioelectric signals applied, and may have high potential to help revive failing hearts and kidneys as well as for preventing calcification of arteries and heart valves.
Contrary to the different circulatory assist pumps, the Second Heart Assist technology is designed to remain secure in position above the renal arteries in the aorta without the need for dangerous hooks or barbs. The device beats in pulsations closer to the natural functioning of the cardiovascular system.
The patent includes an issued claim for utilizing harmonic resonance vibrational energy to reduce the risk of blood clotting which has been a long standing Achille’s heel in the field of long duration circulatory assist support. The Second Heart aortic stent based pump features a wide open, high flow through architecture design with rounded elements which has minimal obstructions and stagnation points for blood flow.
Another element of this issued patent is the modular delivery and use of multiple blood movement pumps into the aorta. Our impellers feature unique curved vane blade elements designed to minimize hemolysis. This newly issued patent also has a claim which includes further blood flow improvement augmentation with a low hemolysis non-impeller cuffed pulsating stent graft. This when combined with an impeller based pump in the same aorta can serve to reduce the needed RPMS of the impeller to improve the same amount of flow with less hemolysis.
Howard J. Leonhardt, Inventor, Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO of Second Heart Assist, Inc. stated “This is a significant milestone for the company and our stakeholders. The receipt of these 20 new issued patent claims by the USPTO reinforces the unique nature of the our multi-generational Second Heart Assist technology platform.”
Jeff Donofrio, President, adds: “Second Heart Assist is targeting to address great gaps in patient care with a multi-generational product line that is truly unique. Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in the USA for people over 60 costing the U.S. healthcare system greater than $22 billion annually. We hope to prove through well designed clinical studies that our technology can dramatically reduce heart failure hospital re-admissions and also greatly improve the quality of life of millions of patients.”
Link to U.S. issued patent is here > https://image-ppubs.uspto.gov/dirsearch-public/print/downloadPdf/11602627
Link to Second Heart Dual Mechanism of Potential Benefit Animation Video >
About Second Heart Assist, Inc.: Second Heart Assist, Inc. is focused on the development of a pipeline of next generation circulatory assist devices including for chronic long term use with wireless power. See www.secondheartinc.com
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