Patents by Inventor Hans A. Mische

Hans A. Mische 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: 8007498
    Abstract: A method and devices for facilitating fixating and joining of bone fractures utilizing expandable devices that are positioned within the bone and across the fracture site. The stress from the expanded may enhance and expedite bone healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Hans A. Mische
  • Publication number: 20090143781
    Abstract: A method and devices for facilitating fixating and joining of bone fractures utilizing expandable devices that are positioned within the bone and across the fracture site. The stress from the expanded devices may enhance and expedite bone healing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Hans A. Mische
  • Patent number: 7494484
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an interventional device for interacting with occlusive material. A wall attachment jet moves and removes particulate from lumens such as vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: Robert C. Beck, Hans Mische
  • Patent number: 7494485
    Abstract: A catheter for injecting and extracting fluids to interact with material at a treatment site in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sprite Solutions
    Inventors: Robert C. Beck, Hans Mische
  • Patent number: 7494486
    Abstract: A method and device for injecting and extracting fluid at a treatment site to remove debris from the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Robert C. Beck
  • Patent number: 7390296
    Abstract: A penile prosthesis is provided, which includes a generally cylindrical body portion comprising a cavity with an inner wall, a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one volume-displacing member occupying at least a portion of the cavity, wherein the at least one volume-displacing member is smaller in at least one dimension than the dimensions of the cavity to provide an internal chamber at least partially surrounding the at least one volume-displacing member and adjacent to the inner wall of the cavity. The prosthesis further includes a fluid transfer tube extending from the body portion for transferring fluid to and from the internal chamber, wherein the device is convertible from a flaccid condition to a rigid condition when a sufficient volume of fluid is transferred into the internal chamber to substantially fill the internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventor: Hans A. Mische
  • Publication number: 20080125805
    Abstract: Methods and devices for facilitating the treatment and repair of nasal sinus afflictions utilizing devices that are positioned within proximity of the nasal sinus and the afflicted location. The methods and devices are particularly beneficial for the treatment of sinusitis, broken noses, sleep apnea, cleft palates and deviated septums. In addition, the devices may enhance and expedite patient recovery and reduce or mitigate bleeding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventor: Hans A. Mische
  • Publication number: 20080077174
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed that provide therapeutic benefit and treatment for a variety of neurologic and physiologic conditions that include obesity, urinary incontinence, and sensory system disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: Hans Mische
  • Patent number: 7300449
    Abstract: Novel devices and methods that affect the neurologic and biological electrical conduction systems for the treatment various neurological and physiological disorders. Localized mechanical forces imparted by the inventive devices and methods modify or alter the mechanoelectric and or electrochemical properties of the affected tissues and biologic systems. Combinations of various technologies can be incorporated into the devices and methodologies for specific treatments. The devices and methods can be used to treat a number of neurologic and physiologic disorders such as Parkinson's, epilepsy, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrhythmia, obesity, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: Hans A. Mische
  • Publication number: 20070135845
    Abstract: Methods and devices that utilize various physiologic and biologic electrical potentials and material properties in order to power complementary devices in order to provide therapeutic and or diagnostic capabilities. Alternatively, the electrical energy can be directly applied to the target tissues for the therapeutic or diagnostic intent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Eugene Mische
  • Publication number: 20070129746
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed that provide treatment for neurological and physiologic conditions by affecting electrical, sensory, biochemical and biologic signal propagation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventor: Hans Mische
  • Publication number: 20070112343
    Abstract: A surgical tip device, that generally includes a proximal handle; a distal surgical member, having a surgical tip, and at least temporarily fixed to the handle; and a retractable sheath that at least partially covers the surgical tip when the sheath is not retracted and the surgical tip is not in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Stephen Zappala
  • Publication number: 20050171404
    Abstract: A surgical retractor system comprising an annular frame having an inner edge and an outer edge having a plurality of spaced notches having a first width, wherein the inner edge defines an inner area of the frame, and at least one suture control device positioned within at least one of the notches for holding at least one piece of suture material, wherein the suture control device has an opening with a second width that is smaller than the first width. The suture control device may comprise an insert having an outer surface adjacent to an inner surface of the at least one notch in which it is positioned. Also, the annular frame may have a planar surface at the plurality of spaced notches, wherein the at least one suture control device is positioned so that it does not extend above the planar surface of the annular frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventor: Hans Mische
  • Publication number: 20050171405
    Abstract: A surgical retractor system is provided comprising an annular frame having an inner edge and an outer edge having a plurality of spaced notches, wherein the inner edge defines an inner area of the frame, and at least one support member having a first end, a second end, and first and second edges extending between the first and second ends, wherein the first and second ends are attached to the annular frame so that at least a portion of the support member between the first and second ends extends over at least a portion of the inner area of the frame, and wherein at least one of the first and second edges comprises at least one notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Randall Rowland, Hans Mische
  • Publication number: 20050131431
    Abstract: Described are methods and devices relating to reconnecting the urethra and bladder after a radical prostatectomy, wherein the devices incorporate tissue approximating structure to maintain contact between a severed bladder neck tissue and a severed urethral stump tissue, preferably without the use of sutures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2004
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Vincent Copa, Kory Hamel, Hans Mische
  • Publication number: 20050124972
    Abstract: A method and device for injecting and extracting fluid at a treatment site to remove debris from the site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Robert Beck
  • Publication number: 20050015129
    Abstract: Novel devices and methods that affect the neurologic and biological electrical conduction systems for the treatment various neurological and physiological disorders. Localized mechanical forces imparted by the inventive devices and methods modify or alter the mechanoelectric and or electrochemical properties of the affected tissues and biologic systems. Combinations of various technologies can be incorporated into the devices and methodologies for specific treatments. The devices and methods can be used to treat a number of neurologic and physiologic disorders such as Parkinson's, epilepsy, atrial fibrillation, cardiac arrhythmia, obesity, and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventor: Hans Mische
  • Publication number: 20050014993
    Abstract: A penile prosthesis is provided, which includes a generally cylindrical body portion comprising a cavity with an inner wall, a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one volume-displacing member occupying at least a portion of the cavity, wherein the at least one volume-displacing member is smaller in at least one dimension than the dimensions of the cavity to provide an internal chamber at least partially surrounding the at least one volume-displacing member and adjacent to the inner wall of the cavity. The prosthesis further includes a fluid transfer tube extending from the body portion for transferring fluid to and from the internal chamber, wherein the device is convertible from a flaccid condition to a rigid condition when a sufficient volume of fluid is transferred into the internal chamber to substantially fill the internal chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Publication date: January 20, 2005
    Inventor: Hans Mische
  • Patent number: 6800075
    Abstract: A method and device for injecting and extracting fluid at a treatment site to remove debris from the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Sprite Solutions
    Inventors: Hans Mische, Robert C. Beck
  • Patent number: RE40863
    Abstract: An apparatus for closing and sealing a vascular puncture is connected to an energy supply such that heat is generated in, or thermally conducted to, the tissue, thereby thermally fusing the vascular tissue together. The method for closing and sealing a vascular puncture comprises applying radio frequency or other energy to the tissue, the energy being sufficient to thermally fuse the tissue together, thus sealing the puncture. Embodiments of depth finding and guiding devices, as well as blood vessel occluders, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sew Wah Tay, Kemal Schankereli, Thomas Holman, Hans Mische