Patents by Inventor Eric Kolb

Eric Kolb 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: 20210186316
    Abstract: Surgical visualization systems and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for providing visualization during surgical procedures. Systems and methods herein can be used in a wide range of surgical procedures, including spinal surgeries such as minimally-invasive fusion or discectomy procedures. Systems and methods herein can include various features for enhancing end user experience, improving clinical outcomes, or reducing the invasiveness of a surgery. Exemplary features can include access port integration, hands-free operation, active and/or passive lens cleaning, adjustable camera depth, and many others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Medos International Sarl
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Judith Flock, Veronique Christine Zollmann, William Kane, J. Riley Hawkins, Thomas Gamache, John Conidi, Leonard Bryant Guffey, Eric Kolb
  • Publication number: 20180214016
    Abstract: Surgical visualization systems and related methods are disclosed herein, e.g., for providing visualization during surgical procedures. Systems and methods herein can be used in a wide range of surgical procedures, including spinal surgeries such as minimally-invasive fusion or discectomy procedures. Systems and methods herein can include various features for enhancing end user experience, improving clinical outcomes, or reducing the invasiveness of a surgery. Exemplary features can include access port integration, hands-free operation, active and/or passive lens cleaning, adjustable camera depth, and many others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL
    Inventors: Daniel Thommen, Judith Flock, Veronique Christine Zollmann, William Kane, J. Riley Hawkins, Thomas Gamache, John Conidi, Bryant Guffey, Eric Kolb
  • Patent number: 10035016
    Abstract: A skin surface electrical stimulation device or electrode for use in the treatment of various conditions. The electrode has a plurality of conductive regions spaced from one another in predetermined positions around a non-conductive body that extends longitudinally from a head portion to a tail portion. At least two posterior conductors are positioned in the tail portion and spaced laterally from each other. One or more anterior conductors are positioned in the head portion and spaced longitudinally from the respective posterior conductors. An opening extends longitudinally rearwardly from an intermediate position in the body to split the tail portion into right and left portions. The electrode device is configured for placement proximate perineal area in an individual or animal for delivery of treatment via generating an electrical charge through respective conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ELIDAH, Inc.
    Inventors: Gloria Kolb, Eric Kolb
  • Publication number: 20170182320
    Abstract: A skin surface electrical stimulation device or electrode for use in the treatment of various conditions. The electrode has a plurality of conductive regions spaced from one another in predetermined positions around a non-conductive body that extends longitudinally from a head portion to a tail portion. At least two posterior conductors are positioned in the tail portion and spaced laterally from each other. One or more anterior conductors are positioned in the head portion and spaced longitudinally from the respective posterior conductors. An opening extends longitudinally rearwardly from an intermediate position in the body to split the tail portion into right and left portions. The electrode device is configured for placement proximate perineal area in an individual or animal for delivery of treatment via generating an electrical charge through respective conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Gloria Kolb, Eric Kolb
  • Patent number: 9623231
    Abstract: A skin surface electrode used in the treatment of incontinence. The electrode has one or more conductive regions and an egress through which bodily fluid may pass without substantially adversely affecting tissue contact in the conductive regions of the electrode. The electrode is configured for placement proximate a patient's perineal tissues. An incontinence treatment system includes an electrode, wearable signal generator and interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Elidah, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Kolb, Gloria Kolb
  • Patent number: 9326798
    Abstract: Instruments and methods are provided for manipulating a bone anchor and a spinal fixation element. The instruments and methods disclosed herein are particularly suited to facilitate rotation of a bone anchor relative to another bone to correct the angular rotation of the vertebrae attached to the bone anchor. The instrument does not require the spinal fixation element to be inserted into the bone anchor prior to manipulation. The instrument further may be used in the insertion of the spinal fixation element into the bone anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Kolb, James R. Donahue, Thomas J. Runco, Shawn D. Stad, Richard Fournier
  • Publication number: 20150290450
    Abstract: A skin surface electrode used in the treatment of incontinence. The electrode has one or more conductive regions and an egress through which bodily fluid may pass without substantially adversely affecting tissue contact in the conductive regions of the electrode. The electrode is configured for placement proximate a patient's perineal tissues. An incontinence treatment system includes an electrode, wearable signal generator and interface module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Kolb, Gloria Kolb
  • Patent number: 8940025
    Abstract: Various spinal plating systems for use in treating spinal pathologies are provided. In certain exemplary embodiments, the spinal plating systems can be configured to allow a surgeon to select a bone screw construct having a particular range of motion for attaching a spinal plate to bone as needed based on the intended use. In one exemplary embodiment, the spinal plating system includes a first bone screw that is polyaxially movable relative to the spinal plate, and a second bone screw that has a range of motion that is substantially limited to a single plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: David D. Konieczynski, Michael Jacene, Michael Gorhan, Eric Kolb
  • Patent number: 8852199
    Abstract: A bone adhesive application device has a pliable structure with an application surface upon which a bone adhesive may be applied. The application surface has a surface energy substantially equal to or less than a surface energy of the bone adhesive to reduce adhesion between the bone adhesive and the bone adhesive application device. The bone adhesive application device may be included in a kit for repairing bone defects having a bone adhesive formed from a reactive biocompatible polyurethane material. The bone adhesive may be applied to a bone defect by positioning the pliable structure over at least a portion of the bone defect, delivering the bone adhesive to the bone defect and removing the pliable structure from the bone adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ABYRX, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Steven Joseph Beer, Eric Kolb, Joseph Jannetty
  • Patent number: 8709015
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system including an implant assembly and an instrument configured to work in conjunction to manipulate vertebral bodies to affect derotation. The implant assemblies include a removable attachment element that allows for the attachment of the instrument. The instrument is configured to attach to two implant assemblies that have been inserted bilaterally into a vertebral body. When the instrument is attached to the implant assemblies, forces applied to the instrument are translated and transferred to the implant assemblies and the vertebral body into which the implant assemblies have been inserted thereby providing a rotational force on the vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Kolb, James R. Donahue, Christopher Mickiewicz
  • Publication number: 20140100618
    Abstract: Instruments and methods are provided for manipulating a bone anchor and a spinal fixation element. The instruments and methods disclosed herein are particularly suited to facilitate rotation of a bone anchor relative to another bone to correct the angular rotation of the vertebrae attached to the bone anchor. The instrument does not require the spinal fixation element to be inserted into the bone anchor prior to manipulation. The instrument further may be used in the insertion of the spinal fixation element into the bone anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: DEPUY SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Eric KOLB, James R. DONAHUE, Thomas J. RUNCO, Shawn D. STAD, Richard FOURNIER
  • Patent number: 8668697
    Abstract: A method for closing a sternum separated into at least a first sternum portion and a second sternum portion includes preparing at least one cut surface of at least one of the first or second sternum portions to have an adhesive applied thereon. The adhesive is applied to at least a portion of the at least one cut surface. The at least one cut surface is approximated to a second cut surface of the other of the first sternum portion or second sternum portion. As the adhesive cures, it bonds with the first cut surface and the second cut surface. Preparing the at least one cut surface may remove contaminants that could inhibit adhesion of the adhesive. The adhesive may be applied through adhesive injection holes formed along an incision separating the first and second sternum portions. Devices for preparing the cut surfaces and applying the adhesive are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: ABYRX, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Eric Kolb
  • Patent number: 8608746
    Abstract: Instruments and methods are provided for manipulating a bone anchor and a spinal fixation element. The instruments and methods disclosed herein are particularly suited to facilitate rotation of a bone anchor relative to another bone to correct the angular rotation of the vertebrae attached to the bone anchor. The instrument does not require the spinal fixation element to be inserted into the bone anchor prior to manipulation. The instrument further may be used in the insertion of the spinal fixation element into the bone anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Kolb, Thomas J. Runco, Richard Fournier, James R. Donahue, Shawn Stad
  • Patent number: 8338498
    Abstract: A bone defect filler for implantation in a bone defect of a patient includes a particulate polymer distributed within a polymeric binder. The particulate polymer includes a plurality of particles, which may have substantially the same material composition as the polymeric binder. The particles of the particulate polymer may be formed in a variety of shapes and/or sizes to provide the bone defect filler with improved pore interconnectivity, material expansion and contamination characteristics, while maintaining sufficient mechanical strength and handling characteristics for bone repair applications. The bone defect filler also provides the flexibility to be molded or shaped in situ to fill the bone defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Doctors Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Eric Kolb, John Boxberger
  • Patent number: 8337497
    Abstract: A method for sternal closure of a separated sternum includes applying an adhesive to a portion of an incision between at least a first sternum portion and at least a second sternum portion and maintaining the first sternum portion proximate to the second sternum portion until the adhesive has bonded with the first sternum portion and the second sternum portion. The adhesive may be applied over substantially the entire length of the incision or may be applied in intervals. The method for sternal closure may also include compressing the first sternum portion and the second sternum portion together using one or more compression devices and introducing adhesive to contact regions where the compressive devices contact the sternum. The method may also include cutting an interface feature in the first and second sternum portions or spanning the incision between the first and second interface portions with a structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Doctors Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Eric Kolb
  • Patent number: 8298271
    Abstract: An instrument for insertion and placement of dynamic spinal fixation plates is provided. In general, the instrument is a clip that holds the plate at its maximum extension for implantation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: DePuy Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jacene, Jonathan Fanger, Eric Smith, Eric Kolb
  • Patent number: 8222364
    Abstract: A composition includes a siloxane of the formula: (RMe2SiO1/2)a(MeRSiO2/2)b(RSiO3/2)c(SiO4/2)d wherein a is at least 2, b is from 3 to 20, c is from 0 to 10, d is from 0 to 10, and each R is independently of the formula —CR?2—CR?2—Y—Z or CR?2—CR?2—Z, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom or a C1 to C10 hydrocarbyl free of aliphatic unsaturation so long as at least one R? is a hydrogen atom, Y is a divalent organic group, and Z is a polycyclic group containing at least one aromatic ring. A method of making the siloxane includes charging (HMe2SiO1/2)a(MeHSiO2/2)b(HSiO3/2)c(SiO4/2)d, a platinum catalyst, and an alkene of the formula CR?2?CR?—Y—Z or CR?2?CR?—Z into a reactor to form the siloxane. The siloxane is useful as a component in holographic storage media for photopolymer-based holographic data storage applications. The siloxane exhibits excellent compatibility when mixed with a polymerizable component before the polymerizable component is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignees: Dow Corning Corporation, DCE Aprilis, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Su, Duane R. Bujalski, Peter Y. Lo, Eric Kolb
  • Publication number: 20120065641
    Abstract: A bone repair apparatus includes a partially polymerized biocompatible adhesive provided in a state wherein polymerization of the biocompatible adhesive is substantially suspended. A method for repairing a bone defect includes preparing the biocompatible adhesive, suspending polymerization of the biocompatible adhesive prior to full cure, delivering the biocompatible adhesive to the bone defect while polymerization is substantially suspended and accelerating polymerization of the biocompatible adhesive to achieve full cure. The method provides an implanted biocompatible adhesive with a malleable osteoconductive structure without compromising the physical characteristics of the biocompatible adhesive, thereby improving handling and delivery of the bone adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Doctors Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Eric Kolb, John A. Tomich, John Boxberger, Naresh Akkarapaka
  • Publication number: 20120046698
    Abstract: A pedicle fastener for implantation during a spinal fusion procedure includes a head and shank, the shank being connectable to the head and extending outwardly therefrom. The shank may include a shielding feature formed therein for accommodating an adhesive augmenting the pedicle fastener and improving implantation strength and stiffness thereof. A method for implanting the pedicle fastener includes forming a hole in a pedicle, applying the adhesive to the hole and sliding the shank of the pedicle fastener into the hole. The adhesive may also be applied to the hole through direct injection, injection through a longitudinal cannula formed in the pedicle fastener or by depositing the adhesive on the shank and inserting the shank into the hole. Polymerization of the adhesive may be accelerated by heating the pedicle fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Doctors Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Kolb, Naresh Akkarapaka, John Boxberger, John Tomich
  • Publication number: 20120035610
    Abstract: A bone adhesive application device has a pliable structure with an application surface upon which a bone adhesive may be applied. The application surface has a surface energy substantially equal to or less than a surface energy of the bone adhesive to reduce adhesion between the bone adhesive and the bone adhesive application device. The bone adhesive application device may be included in a kit for repairing bone defects having a bone adhesive formed from a reactive biocompatible polyurethane material. The bone adhesive may be applied to a bone defect by positioning the pliable structure over at least a portion of the bone defect, delivering the bone adhesive to the bone defect and removing the pliable structure from the bone adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Doctors Research Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Deslauriers, Steven Joseph Beer, Eric Kolb, Joseph Jannetty