Edwards Lifesciences Corporation Patent Portfolio Statistics

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation look like?

Total Applications: 1,932
Granted Patents: 1,343
Grant Index 81.44 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 306 (18.56%)
In-Process Applications: 281
Average Grant Time: 2.89 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.61

Which Technology Area Edwards Lifesciences Corporation is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
3771 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 331
3774 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 281
3738 Medical & Surgical Instruments, Treatment Devices, Surgery and Surgical Supplies 215
3731 Sheet Container Making, Package Making, Receptacles, Shoes, Apparel, and Tool Driving or Impacting 191
Opap Parked GAU 133

How many patents are Edwards Lifesciences Corporation filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 65*
2020 148
2019 167
2018 246

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220023036A1
Application number: 17/496,670

Abstract:
A method of assembling a prosthetic heart valve comprises securing a suture loop having at least first and second windings to an outflow edge portion of an inner skirt. The first and second windings are arranged in a repeating pattern of figure-eight shape curves and each winding has a plurality of first sections attached to the outflow edge portion of the inner skirt and a plurality of second sections unattached to the inner skirt. The inner skirt is placed inside of an annular frame and the second sections of the first and second windings are placed over apices of an outflow end of the frame such that the second sections of the first and second windings reside outside of the frame. The second sections of the windings are inserted inwardly through openings in the frame and attached to selected locations on the inner skirt.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Inventors: Levi S Tamir


Publication number: US20220023033A1
Application number: 17/496,649

Abstract:
A method of treating a defective heart valve includes inserting a delivery catheter through a small incision in a patient's groin, wherein the delivery catheter has a prosthetic device positioned along a distal end. The prosthetic device includes an insert member and an anchoring member. The insert member self-expands to plug gaps between leaflets of the heart valve. The anchoring member is preferably a stent connected to the insert member by at least one elongate member. The stent is deployed within an adjacent blood vessel for anchoring the insert member. After deployment of the prosthetic device, the leaflets of the heart valve form a tight seal against the insert member for preventing regurgitation when the leaflets are closed and wherein blood passes through the insert member when the leaflets are open.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Inventors: David Hauser L


Publication number: US20220022864A1
Application number: 17/494,309

Abstract:
Devices and methods for securing a tissue anchor in tissue of a patient, in particular to ensure proper deployment of a cardiac tissue anchor by regulating the force or pressure of a deployment tool against the tissue. One way to ensure proper deployment force is to visualize the distal end of the tissue anchoring catheter from outside the body using a display for an imaging sensor, where the distal end of the catheter changes configuration when it is pressed against the tissue. Another method involves automatically regulating the pressure applied to the tissue prior to deployment of the tissue anchor, which may also be used in conjunction with visualization. Several safety locks to prevent deployment of the tissue anchor prior to establishment of the proper pressure are disclosed, which again may be used with visualization and/or an automated pressure regulator.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Inventors: Decker Eric Steven


How are Edwards Lifesciences Corporation’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/496,670 Method Of Assembling A Prosthetic Heart Valve OPAP Central, Docket
17/496,649 Method Of Treating A Deffective Heart Valve OPAP Central, Docket
17/494,309 Methods For Securing A Cardiac Tissue Anchor OPAP Central, Docket
17/492,408 Devices And Methods Of Commissure Formation For Prosthetic Heart Valve OPAP Central, Docket
17/487,232 Limited Expansion Heart Valves OPAP Central, Docket