Patents by Inventor Michael B. Baranowski

Michael B. Baranowski 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: 4585453
    Abstract: A disposable heart valve holder is correctly prepositioned on a prosthetic heart valve and is provided with a pair of resilient fingers in snapping engagement with the interior surface of an annular prosthesis. Each finger of the holder is provided with a detent for retention of the heart valve ring and with a grip for manual manipulation of the holder. The holder is rotatably removed or reattached to the heart valve in order to reduce trauma to the patient and decrease the time required for replacement surgery. One of the fingers of the holder is relatively more flexible than the other and is provided with a tapered leading edge in order to facilitate the removal or reattachment of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1986
    Assignee: Shiley, Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard L. Martin, Michael B. Baranowski