Patents by Inventor Edward J. Timm

Edward J. Timm 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: 10825976
    Abstract: A thermoelectric device (20) and a method for manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The thermoelectric device (20) includes a hot shoe (24) and a cold shoe (28) disposed about the hot shoe. A heat conducting member (32) formed of a thermoelectric material extends between the hot shoe (24) and the cold shoe (28) and generates electricity in response to a temperature difference therebetween. The hot shoe (24) is heated and expands at a greater rate than the cold shoe (28) does during operation. The structural and spatial relationship of the hot shoe (24) and the cold shoe (28) maintains the thermoelectric material of the heat conducting member (32) in compression during operation of the thermoelectric device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Edward J. Timm, Harold J. Schock, Guoming G. Zhu, Trevor Ruckle, Kevin D. Moran
  • Patent number: 10137226
    Abstract: Drainage devices for draining a fluid from a patient during treatment of a medical condition body are disclosed. The drainage devices comprise a body defining at least one conduit through the body from a distal end of the body to a proximal end of the body. The body comprises at least one carbon-based structure configured to inhibit growth of fibroblasts in the conduit when the fluid flows through the conduit. Example embodiments of the drainage device may include an ophthalmic shunt, a hydrocephalus shunt, an artificial mesh, an arteriovenous shunt, a thoracic catheter, and a central venous access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Khalid Lafdi, Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20170222114
    Abstract: A thermoelectric device (20) and a method for manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The thermoelectric device (20) includes a hot shoe (24) and a cold shoe (28) disposed about the hot shoe. A heat conducting member (32) formed of a thermoelectric material extends between the hot shoe (24) and the cold shoe (28) and generates electricity in response to a temperature difference therebetween. The hot shoe (24) is heated and expands at a greater rate than the cold shoe (28) does during operation. The structural and spatial relationship of the hot shoe (24) and the cold shoe (28) maintains the thermoelectric material of the heat conducting member (32) in compression during operation of the thermoelectric device (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Board of Trustees of Michigan State University
    Inventors: Edward J. TIMM, Harold J. SCHOCK, Guoming G. ZHU, Trevor RUCKLE, Kevin D. MORAN
  • Patent number: 9649428
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the scaled compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 9539241
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20160144099
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the scaled compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 9205075
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 8882743
    Abstract: A packaged kit for performing a photodynamic laser myringotomy includes a plurality of ear needles having different shaped absorbent applicators on distal ends of the needles, a vial of a single dose of an otologic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe. The component parts of the kit are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the syringe. A selected one of the plurality of ear needles is then communicated with the syringe. The syringe and needle are then used to inject the reconstituted drug into the absorbent pad at the end of the needle, and the absorbent pad containing the drug is used to apply the drug to the tympanic membrane. The application of the drug to the tympanic membrane prepares the membrane for a myringotomy procedure, and in particular, a photodynamic laser myringotomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mobius Otologics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20140248454
    Abstract: Drainage devices for draining a fluid from a patient during treatment of a medical condition body are disclosed. The drainage devices comprise a body defining at least one conduit through the body from a distal end of the body to a proximal end of the body. The body comprises at least one carbon-based structure configured to inhibit growth of fibroblasts in the conduit when the fluid flows through the conduit. Example embodiments of the drainage device may include an ophthalmic shunt, a hydrocephalus shunt, an artificial mesh, an arteriovenous shunt, a thoracic catheter, and a central venous access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Khalid Lafdi, Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 8764696
    Abstract: Drainage devices for draining a fluid from a patient during treatment of a medical condition body are disclosed. The drainage devices comprise a body defining at least one conduit through the body from a distal end of the body to a proximal end of the body. The body comprises at least one carbon-based structure configured to inhibit growth of fibroblasts in the conduit when the fluid flows through the conduit. Example embodiments of the drainage device may include an ophthalmic shunt, a hydrocephalus shunt, an artificial mesh, an arteriovenous shunt, a thoracic catheter, and a central venous access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Khalid Lafdi, Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 8512340
    Abstract: A torsional dissection tip and method of use comprising a longitudinal-torsional resonator having a cutting surface at a distal end with cutting teeth of a pitch optimized to the torsional or longitudinal displacement of the distal tip. The present art apparatus and method of use utilizes uniquely designed cutting surface geometries with the aforesaid pitch attributes for surgical applications. Utilization of the present art torsional dissection tip allows a surgeon to easily remove hard tissues such as bone without moving the present art instrument to any site except that which is to be dissected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Easley, Edward J. Timm, Robert F. Spetzler
  • Publication number: 20120197218
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Mobius Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20120197216
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Mobius Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 8186511
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in an absorbent pad. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20110144559
    Abstract: Drainage devices for draining a fluid from a patient during treatment of a medical condition body are disclosed. The drainage devices comprise a body defining at least one conduit through the body from a distal end of the body to a proximal end of the body. The body comprises at least one carbon-based structure configured to inhibit growth of fibroblasts in the conduit when the fluid flows through the conduit. Example embodiments of the drainage device may include an ophthalmic shunt, a hydrocephalus shunt, an artificial mesh, an arteriovenous shunt, a thoracic catheter, and a central venous access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Khalid Lafdi, Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20110004170
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in an absorbent pad. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 7806265
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the sealed compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in an absorbent pad. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Publication number: 20090149818
    Abstract: A packaged kit for performing a photodynamic laser myringotomy includes a plurality of ear needles having different shaped absorbent applicators on distal ends of the needles, a vial of a single dose of an otologic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe. The component parts of the kit are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the syringe. A selected one of the plurality of ear needles is then communicated with the syringe. The syringe and needle are then used to inject the reconstituted drug into the absorbent pad at the end of the needle, and the absorbent pad containing the drug is used to apply the drug to the tympanic membrane. The application of the drug to the tympanic membrane prepares the membrane for a myringotomy procedure, and in particular, a photodynamic laser myringotomy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Applicant: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: D685962
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: D685963
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Mobius Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm