Patents by Inventor Gerard von Hoffmann

Gerard von Hoffmann 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: 20200179149
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endolumenal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve or other therapeutic or diagnostic device, within a patient's digestive tract. In one application of the invention, an endolumenal bypass sleeve is removably attached in the vicinity of the gastroesophageal junction to treat obesity and/or its comorbidities, such as diabetes. The bypass sleeve may be at least partially deployed by eversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Mitchell Dann, Joshua Butters, Greg Fluet, Lee Guterman, Jonathan Kagan, Paul Swain, Gerard von Hoffmann, James Wright
  • Patent number: 10646742
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TAU ORTHOPEDICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10561881
    Abstract: A wearable device such as a garment is disclosed, having at least one resistance element at a motion segment such as a hip or knee. The garment includes at least one sensor, for sensing a parameter. Electronics are provided for processing the sensed parameter, and for providing feedback. Feedback may be in the form of proprioceptive tactile or audible feedback, or in the form of an adjustment of a performance parameter of the wearable device. In one implementation, resistance to movement of the wearer is adjusted up or down in response to changes in power output by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TAU Orthopedics, Inc.
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20190351275
    Abstract: A wearable device such as a garment is disclosed, having at least one sensor, for sensing a parameter. Electronics are provided for processing the sensed parameter, and for providing feedback. Feedback may be in the form of proprioceptive tactile or audible feedback, or in the form of an adjustment of a performance parameter of the wearable device. In one implementation, the processor is configured to activate an effector to provide feedback to the wearer to make a body position correction to bring the position into alignment with predetermined body position reference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10350101
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for attachment of an endolumenal gastrointestinal device, such as an artificial stoma device, a gastrointestinal bypass sleeve or other therapeutic or diagnostic device, within a patient's digestive tract. In one application of the invention, an endolumenal bypass sleeve is removably attached in the vicinity of the gastroesophageal junction to treat obesity and/or its comorbidities, such as diabetes. The bypass sleeve may be at least partially deployed by eversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ValenTx, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Dann, Joshua Butters, Greg Fluet, Lee Guterman, Jonathan Kagan, Paul Swain, Gerard von Hoffmann, James Wright
  • Patent number: 10124205
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable resistance elements. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10111695
    Abstract: Disclosed is a bone fracture fixation device, such as for reducing and compressing fractures in the proximal femur. The fixation device includes an elongate body with a helical cancellous bone anchor on a distal end. An axially moveable proximal anchor is carried by the proximal end of the fixation device. The device is rotated into position across the fracture or separation between adjacent bones and into the adjacent bone or bone fragment, and the proximal anchor is distally advanced to apply secondary compression and lock the device into place. The device may also be used for soft tissue attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Victor V. Cachia, Brad S. Culbert
  • Patent number: 10004937
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment with resistance elements, which may be fluid filled dampers. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques. Sensors may be provided for sensing any of a variety of biometric parameters and for determining exerted power or calories consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20180093126
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20180093121
    Abstract: A wearable device such as a garment is disclosed, having at least one resistance element at a motion segment such as a hip or knee. The garment includes at least one sensor, for sensing a parameter. Electronics are provided for processing the sensed parameter, and for providing feedback. Feedback may be in the form of proprioceptive tactile or audible feedback, or in the form of an adjustment of a performance parameter of the wearable device. In one implementation, resistance to movement of the wearer is adjusted up or down in response to changes in power output by the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20170296343
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for treating neurovascular venous outflow obstructions, with or without implantation of a prosthetic valve. The valve may be carried by a support, such as a stent, which may be self-expandable or balloon expandable. Both transvascular and direct surgical access is contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Fred Khosravi, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20170274249
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable biomechanics units and or resistance modules. The garment may provide resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and or tracks a variety of biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing or athletic uniform. The device may be worn as a supplemental training and or diagnostic tool during conventional training protocols, or as a biomechanics or biometric data capture device during competition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Jacob A. Moebius, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9770617
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle specific exercise device. The device may provide passive or active resistance training throughout an angular range of motion. The device may be low profile, and worn by a wearer, such as beneath conventional clothing. Exercise of selective joints or motion of the body may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20170259102
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable resistance elements. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9675457
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for treating neurovascular venous outflow obstructions, with or without implantation of a prosthetic valve. The valve may be carried by a support, such as a stent, which may be self-expandable or balloon expandable. Both transvascular and direct surgical access is contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Incept, LLC
    Inventors: Fred Khosravi, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9656117
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: TAU Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9433814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment with force dampening resistance elements, which may be fluid filled rotary dampers. The garment provides resistance training throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Publication number: 20160199685
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technical training garment configured for use with modular, interchangeable electronics and resistance modules. The garment provides resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion and tracks biomechanical parameters such as stride length, stride rate, angular velocity and incremental power expended by the wearer. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath or over conventional clothing. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Gerard von Hoffmann, Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9375603
    Abstract: Disclosed is a garment configured to receive resistance elements for elevating physiological load under motion. The garment includes left and right docking platforms for receiving left and right resistance elements which provide resistance to movement throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Force transfer layers may be provided to transmit torque from the docking platforms to the garment while minimizing stretching or wrinkling of the garment. The garment may be a compression garment, including or constructed from fabric having at least about 30% stretch prior to tensile failure. Sensors may be provided for sensing any of a variety of biometric parameters and for determining exerted power or calories consumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Belinko K. Matsuura, David G. Matsuura, Gerard von Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9327156
    Abstract: Disclosed is a muscle toning garment with detachable, interchangeable resistance elements. The garment provides resistance training throughout an angular range of motion. The garment may be low profile, and worn by a wearer as a primary garment or beneath conventional clothing. Toning may thereby be accomplished throughout the wearer's normal daily activities, without the need for access to conventional exercise equipment. Alternatively, the device may be worn as a supplemental training tool during conventional training techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Tau Orthopedics, LLC
    Inventors: Kaitlin von Hoffmann, Gerard von Hoffmann