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Thoratec Patent Grants

Rotary blood pump with opposing spindle magnets, bore and drive windings

Patent Number 9545467 - January 17, 2017

Various “contactless” bearing mechanisms including hydrodynamic and magnetic bearings are provided for a rotary pump as alternatives to…

Pump and method for mixed flow blood pumping

Patent Number 9533082 - January 3, 2017

A blood pump includes a hub having an axis of rotation and a generally cylindrical shape. The hub has an upstream end region, a central…

Methods of operating a rotary blood pump

Patent Number 9533083 - January 3, 2017

Various “contactless” bearing mechanisms including hydrodynamic, hydrostatic, and magnetic bearings are provided for a rotary pump as…

Protective cap for driveline cable connector

Patent Number 9526818 - December 27, 2016

A protective cap for fluidly sealing a connector of a cable is provided. The protective cap includes a flexible body having an interior cavity…

Rotary blood pump

Patent Number 9512852 - December 6, 2016

The present invention provides a rotary blood pump with both an attractive magnetic axial bearing and a hydrodynamic bearing. In one…

Thoratec Patent Applications

START-UP ALGORITHM FOR AN IMPLANTABLE BLOOD PUMP

Application Number 20160331881 - November 17, 2016

A system and a method for starting a rotor of an implantable blood pump are described. For example, a blood pump system includes a rotary…

CATHETER PUMP ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A STATOR

Application Number 20160030649 - February 4, 2016

A catheter pump assembly is provided that includes a proximal a distal portion, a catheter body, an impeller, and a flow modifying structure.…

PROTECTIVE CAP FOR DRIVELINE CABLE CONNECTOR

Application Number 20150290377 - October 15, 2015

A protective cap for fluidly sealing a connector of a cable is provided. The protective cap includes a flexible body having an interior cavity…

IMPELLER FOR CATHETER PUMP

Application Number 20150099922 - April 9, 2015

An impeller for a pump is disclosed herein. The impeller can include a hub having a fixed end and a free end. The impeller can also have a…

CENTRIFUGAL PUMP APPARATUS

Application Number 20150017030 - January 15, 2015

In this centrifugal blood pump apparatus, one permanent magnet is provided in one surface of an impeller, a second permanent magnet is…

Thoratec Federal Litigation Filings

Davenport v. Advocate Christ Medical Center et al

Illinois Northern District Court - August 1, 2016

Dina Robles Bush v. Thoratec Corporation, et al

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - July 30, 2014

Cooper v. Thoratec Corporation et al

California Northern District Court - January 24, 2014

Robles Bush v. Thoratec Corporation

Louisiana Eastern District Court - July 14, 2011

COHEN v. THORATEC CORPORATION

New Jersey District Court - April 5, 2011

Thoratec Federal District Court Decisions

Robles Bush v. Thoratec Corporation

Louisiana Eastern District Court - September 30, 2013

ORDER & REASONS that Defendant United States' 120 Motion for Summary Judgment and 121 Motion in Limine to Strike and for Summary…

Robles Bush v. Thoratec Corporation

Louisiana Eastern District Court - April 9, 2012

ORDER granting 55 Motion to Amend/Correct Complaint. Signed by Magistrate Judge Daniel E. Knowles, III on 4/9/12. (plh, )

Robles Bush v. Thoratec Corporation

Louisiana Eastern District Court - November 29, 2011

ORDER & REASONS granting 5 Motion to Dismiss. Signed by Judge Eldon E. Fallon on 11/28/11. (ala, )

Robles Bush v. Thoratec Corporation

Louisiana Eastern District Court - October 24, 2011

ORDER & REASONS granting 13 Motion to Dismiss Party. Party University Healthcare System, L.L.C. dismissed; denying 14 Motion to Remand to…

Thoratec Federal Appellate Court Decisions

Dina Robles Bush v. Thoratec Corporation

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - September 17, 2015