Patents by Inventor Edward L. Shaw

Edward L. Shaw 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: 20190183648
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward apparatuses, systems, and methods that include device for chordae tendineae repair. The device may include a flexible cord having a first end and a second end; and a helical wire configured to attach to one of the first end and the second end of the flexible cord and anchor the flexible cord to a leaflet of a heart valve; and a capture device having a channel and configured to clamp the leaflet of the heart valve and deliver the flexible cord through the channel to anchor the helical wire to the leaflet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Trapp, James L. Goepfrich, Brandon C. Hedberg, Edward E. Shaw, Jason D. Hemmer, Paul D. Goodman
  • Patent number: 4949717
    Abstract: A cross-action surgical instrument has a pair of opposed jaws providing the capacity for clampingly receiving and holding a suturing needle, and severing a suture when stitching is complete. A stop member is formed on one of the opposed jaws extending toward and past the second of said jaws to prevent the suturing needle or the suture from reaching the pivot between the first and second jaws. The stop member registers with a groove formed in the remaining jaw and the uppermost edge of the groove has a honed edge against which the suture is sheared by the stop member when the first and second jaws are closed, or forced together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1990
    Inventor: Edward L. Shaw