Patents by Inventor Richard F. Schroeder

Richard F. Schroeder 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: 20190358038
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20190343636
    Abstract: A cardiac device for implantation proximate an exterior of a heart, the cardiac device including an inflatable bladder including an inner wall and an outer wall, wherein the inner wall itself is more expandable than the outer wall itself such that the inflatable bladder itself is configured to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart when the inflatable bladder is positioned adjacent the region of the heart and inflated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Patent number: 10420644
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Patent number: 10405981
    Abstract: An assembly for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20180368980
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Patent number: 10064723
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Patent number: 9844437
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20160346085
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20160331880
    Abstract: An assembly for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20160262890
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Aaron J. Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Patent number: 9421102
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Patent number: 9421101
    Abstract: An assembly for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Patent number: 9370425
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Mardil, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20140107775
    Abstract: An assembly for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20140107406
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Mardil, Inc
    Inventors: Aaron Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20140107405
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing localized pressure to a region of a patient's heart to improve heart functioning, including: (a) a jacket made of a flexible biocompatible material, the jacket having an open top end that is received around the heart and a bottom portion that is received around the apex of the heart; and (b) at least one inflatable bladder disposed on an interior surface of the jacket, the inflatable bladder having an inelastic outer surface positioned adjacent to the jacket and an elastic inner surface such that inflation of the bladder causes the bladder to deform substantially inwardly to exert localized pressure against a region of the heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Aaron Hjelle, William E. Cohn, Richard F. Schroeder, James F. Buck, Karl R. Leinsing
  • Publication number: 20090270980
    Abstract: The various aspects of the invention pertain to devices and related methods for treating heart conditions, including, for example, dilatation, valve incompetencies, including mitral valve leakage, and other similar heart failure conditions. The devices and related methods of the present invention operate to assist in the apposition of heart valve leaflets to improve valve function. According to one aspect of the invention, a method improves the function of a valve of a heart by placing an elongate member transverse a heart chamber so that each end of the elongate member extends through a wall of the heart, and placing first and second anchoring members external the chamber. The first and second anchoring members are attached to first and second ends of the elongate member to fix the elongate member in a position across the chamber so as to reposition papillary muscles within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Richard F. Schroeder, Robert Vidlund, Jason Kalgreen, Cyril Schweich, JR., Todd Mortier, Marc Simmon, Peter Keith
  • Publication number: 20040225304
    Abstract: A method for placing a splint assembly transverse a heart chamber includes providing an elongate member having a first end and a second end and a deployable heart-engaging assembly connected to at least the first end. The method includes advancing the elongate member through vasculature structure and into the heart chamber such that the first end of the elongate member extends through a first location of a wall surrounding the heart chamber and the second end extends through a second location of the heart chamber wall substantially opposite the first location. A deployable heart-engaging assembly is deployed such that it engages with a first exterior surface portion of the heart chamber wall adjacent the first location. The elongate member is secured with respect to the heart with a second heart-engaging assembly connected to the second end. The second heart-engaging assembly engages with a second exterior surface portion of the heart chamber wall adjacent the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Myocor
    Inventors: Robert M. Vidlund, Marc A. Simmon, Todd J. Mortier, Cyril J. Schweich, Peter T. Keith, Richard F. Schroeder, Jason Kalgreen
  • Publication number: 20040152947
    Abstract: The various aspects of the invention pertain to devices and related methods for treating heart conditions, including, for example, dilatation, valve incompetencies, including mitral valve leakage, and other similar heart failure conditions. The devices and related methods of the present invention operate to assist in the apposition of heart valve leaflets to improve valve function. According to one aspect of the invention, a method improves the function of a valve of a heart by placing an elongate member transverse a heart chamber so that each end of the elongate member extends through a wall of the heart, and placing first and second anchoring members external the chamber. The first and second anchoring members are attached to first and second ends of the elongate member to fix the elongate member in a position across the chamber so as to reposition papillary muscles within the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Richard F. Schroeder, Robert M. Vidlund, Jason E. Kalgreen, Cyril J. Schweich, Todd J. Mortier
  • Patent number: 6723038
    Abstract: Devices and related methods for treating heart conditions, including, for example, dilatation, valve incompetencies, including mitral valve leakage, and other heart failure conditions, may operate to assist in the apposition of heart valve leaflets to improve valve function. A method for improving the function of a valve of a heart includes placing an elongate member transverse a heart chamber so that each end of the elongate member extends through a wall of the heart, and placing first and second anchoring members external the chamber. The first and second anchoring members are attached to first and second ends of the elongate member to fix the elongate member in a position across the chamber so as to reposition papillary muscles within the chamber. A method of treating the valve may include real-time monitoring the valve function and adjusting the device based on data obtained during the real-time monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Myocor, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Schroeder, Robert M. Vidlund, Jason E. Kalgreen, Cyril J. Schweich, Jr., Todd J. Mortler