Edwards Lifesciences had two patents in advanced materials during Q1 2024. The patent filed by Edwards Lifesciences Corp in Q1 2024 describes a prosthetic heart valve with a frame and valvular structure supported by cells formed by struts. The frame includes a support arm with a fixed end and a free end, where the rotational position of the fixed end is offset from the free end. The struts have locking members that engage when the frame is in a radially-expanded configuration, preventing movement from this state. GlobalData’s report on Edwards Lifesciences gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Edwards Lifesciences had no grants in advanced materials as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Prosthetic heart valves with ratcheting lock mechanisms and methods for fabrication and use (Patent ID: US20240000565A1)

The patent filed by Edwards Lifesciences Corp. describes a prosthetic heart valve with a unique frame design that allows for radial expansion and compression. The frame includes struts with support arms that have fixed and free end portions, with the free end portion rotationally offset from the fixed end portion. This design enables the frame to lock into place when in a radially-expanded configuration, preventing movement. The frame also features locking members that engage when the frame is expanded, further securing its position.

Additionally, the patent outlines various claims related to the prosthetic heart valve, including details about the frame structure, locking mechanisms, actuation methods, delivery apparatus, and methods of implantation and fabrication. The claims cover aspects such as the integration of support arms, locking members, and struts within the frame, the use of shape memory materials, the shape-setting process for the locking members, and the assembly and deployment of the prosthetic heart valve. These claims provide a comprehensive overview of the innovative features and functionalities of the prosthetic heart valve design described in the patent.

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