Thoratec Profile

Thoratec Patent Grants

Needle guard, assembly and method of implanting a heart assist system

Patent Number 9555177 - January 31, 2017

A needle guard is used when suturing the cuff of an attachment ring to the heart. The needle guard is disposed in the attachment ring to…

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…

Thoratec Patent Applications

Rotary Blood Pump

Application Number 20170043076 - February 16, 2017

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

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…

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