Patents by Inventor Daniel T. McKeel

Daniel T. McKeel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20110295060
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: University of Pittsburgh of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, David S. Schwartzman, Mark J. Gartner, Daniel T. McKeel
  • Patent number: 8007504
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, David S. Schwartzman, Mark J. Gartner, Daniel T. McKeel
  • Publication number: 20090182326
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, David S. Schwartzman, Mark J. Gartner, Daniel T. McKeel
  • Patent number: 7527634
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2009
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, David S. Schwartzman, Mark J. Gartner, Daniel T. McKeel
  • Publication number: 20040030335
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for functionally occluding the lumen of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is provided. Access to the LAA is through an epicardial approach. The devices function to capture the LAA through various non-invasive means. After capturing the LAA with the devices and methods provided, a clamping device is preferably disposed about the base of the appendage. In certain embodiments, the appendage remains viable subsequent to the functional occlusion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2003
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Applicant: University of Pittsburgh
    Inventors: Marco Zenati, David S. Schwartzman, Mark J. Gartner, Daniel T. McKeel