Patents by Inventor Matt H. Reed

Matt H. Reed 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).

  • Patent number: 4655217
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for disabling valve cusps within a vein. A flexible guide tube of a diameter substantially smaller than that of a vein has at least one retractable wire hook for ensnaring a valve cusp within the vein. The wire hook may be continuously moved from a retracted position against the tube end to an extended position toward a vein wall. Valve cusps are trapped by a narrow gap at the end of the hook, and are disabled by pulling the sharp point of the hook through them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Inventor: Matt H. Reed