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).
Abstract: The present invention includes a prosthetic heart valve having a stent and a piece of biocompatible material. The stent includes an inflow ring and a plurality of posts, each post extending from the ring to a post tip. The piece of material extends over the stent and substantially conforms to a profile of the stent. The piece of material includes a portion which extends adjacent a post tip. A clip is provided which has a shape generally conforming to the post tip to thereby clamp the portion of the piece of material to the post tip.
December 17, 1997
Date of Patent:
June 8, 1999
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Matthew S. Reimink, Richard F. Schroeder, M. William Mirsch, II, Michael J. Girard