Patents by Inventor Erik Trip

Erik Trip 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: 10173054
    Abstract: An implantable medical device including at least one elongate electrical line with a first electrical component as a functional conductor, and at least one second electrical component with an electrical length. The first electrical component includes a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal side is in electrical contact with tissue or blood. The first electrical component is in electrical contact with the at least one second electrical component, and wherein the electrical length of the at least one second component corresponds to at least a tenth of a wavelength (?/10) of electromagnetic waves in a radiofrequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gernot Kolberg, Jens Rump, Michael Friedrich, Heinrich Buessing, Stefan Knorr, Andreas Bitzer, Kerstin Teaubert, Ingo Weiss, Klaus Bartels, Michelle Maxfield, Hartmut Lenski, Timo Frenzel, Erik Trip
  • Publication number: 20170100579
    Abstract: An elongated guide sheath for delivering at least one medical instrument to a body lumen. For reliable and cost effective implantation of an electrode at the AV septum the inventive guide sheath forms a first guiding sleeve and a second guiding sleeve at least partly separated by a shared wall section, wherein the longitudinal axis of the first guiding sleeve and the longitudinal axis of the second guiding sleeve run parallel to a longitudinal guide sheath axis, wherein the wall of the first guiding sleeve and/or of the second guiding sleeve each comprises a slit which runs along at least part of the length of the respective guiding sleeve. Further, a system including the above guide sheath, a first catheter and/or guide wire and a second catheter or electrode is proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Carsten Fruendt, Erik Trip
  • Publication number: 20150080694
    Abstract: An implantable medical device including at least one elongate electrical line with a first electrical component as a functional conductor, and at least one second electrical component with an electrical length. The first electrical component includes a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal side is in electrical contact with tissue or blood. The first electrical component is in electrical contact with the at least one second electrical component, and wherein the electrical length of the at least one second component corresponds to at least a tenth of a wavelength (?/10) of electromagnetic waves in a radiofrequency range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: BIOTRONIK SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Gernot KOLBERG, Jens RUMP, Michael FRIEDRICH, Heinrich BUESSING, Stefan KNORR, Andreas BITZER, Kerstin TEAUBERT, Ingo WEISS, Klaus BARTELS, Michelle MAXFIELD, Hartmut LENSKI, Timo FRENZEL, Erik TRIP
  • Publication number: 20100324637
    Abstract: An electrode probe for medical applications includes a tubular, flexible probe body, an electrode mounted at the distal end of the probe body, and an electrical supply line within the probe body and extending to the electrode. At least a portion of the distal end section of the probe body can be transformed into a radially broadened collar, preferably owing to relative motion between the electrical supply line and the probe body. Where a screw-in electrode is used, the distal end section may be deformed into a radially broadened collar when the electrode is screwed into the body tissue, owing to forces exerted by the body tissue onto the distal end section, and/or owing to forces exerted by the screw-in electrode on the distal end section via a thrust bearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Erik Trip, Erhard Flach, Christian Schnittker, Marc Steffen Schurr
  • Publication number: 20060100687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a delivery catheter assembly (100) for a self-expanding stent or other device deployed in a similar manner, comprising: an inner shaft (1) located coaxially within an outer shaft (2). Each of the shafts (1, 2) comprises an elongate spiral-cut outer hypotube (12, 14). Each of the hypotubes (12, 14) has a plurality of slots (25) cut in the side wall thereof to increase the flexibility of the hypotube, and the slots are elongate slots (25) extending about the hypotube in a spiral or circumferential path which is interrupted at intervals by solid struts (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Publication date: May 11, 2006
    Inventors: Seamus Fahey, Eamonn McDermott, Liam Farrissey, John Gilbert, Colin Forde, Erik Trip
  • Patent number: 6494905
    Abstract: A balloon catheter for use in the region of a vessel branching and, in particular, in coronary vessels is provided. The catheter comprising a catheter stem disposed at the distal end of which are provided at least one balloon and at least one first guide means arranged in the region thereof for positioning the balloon in the region of a vessel branching. The first guide means is adapted to be introduced into the lateral branch of the vessel transversely with respect to the longitudinal direction of the balloon catheter. The balloon comprises at least two chambers which are spaced from each other in the longitudinal direction of the balloon catheter and between which the first guide means is arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignee: Biotronik Mess und Therapiegerate GmbH & Co. Ingenieurburo Berlin
    Inventors: Stephan Zedler, Erik Trip, Hartmut Loos