Patents by Inventor Howard Beroff

Howard Beroff 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: 4671281
    Abstract: A sterile, hemostatic clip for use in occluding vessels. The clip comprises a pair of leg members resiliently connected at a pivot area disposed between the ends of said leg members. A wedge member is used to cause one portion of the leg members to diverge even more and consequently cause the opposing portions to converge and occlude a vessel placed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Beroff, Robert B. Duncan
  • Patent number: 4490326
    Abstract: A process for molding surgical clips having improved in vivo performance characteristics from polymers of p-dioxanone. The polymers are heated to a temperature above their melt temperature and the molten polymer injected into a mold maintained at a temperature of 35.degree. C. or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1984
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Beroff, Darrell R. Thompson, Robert W. Mericle, William C. Travis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4418694
    Abstract: Non-metallic, bio-compatible hemostatic clips of absorbable or nonabsorbable materials are formed by two legs joined with a resilient hinge. One leg terminates in a hook member which secures the other leg when the clip is closed. The clip applier is a forceps-type instrument having channeled jaws especially adapted to receive and close the clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1983
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Beroff, Namassivaya Doddi, Stephen J. Jewusiak
  • Patent number: 4294355
    Abstract: A cartridge for holding a plurality of plastic, snap-closure hemostatic clips in a manner which allows each clip to be individually loaded into a forceps-type clip applier. The cartridge consists of an elongated body having a stepped central rail on which open clips are positioned with the head of the clip resting on the step on one side of the rail, and the tail of the clip projecting into a space on the opposite side of the rail. Means are provided for retaining the clips in position on the rail until loaded into the clip applier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1981
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Jewusiak, Howard Beroff, Michael Schuler
  • Patent number: 4235232
    Abstract: A hub device particularly suitable for use in a catheter placement unit which includes a catheter tube for insertion into a patient. The hub comprises a body with a passageway therethrough for the passage of the catheter tube. A resilient seal is associated with the passageway and is integrally formed on the body. This seal is adapted to permit the catheter tube to be slid into the passageway but is adapted to bear against the periphery of the tube to effect a seal around the tube. Thus, in use, liquid is prevented from leaking out of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1980
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson
    Inventors: George D. Spaven, Joseph J. Thomas, Howard Beroff
  • Patent number: 4230110
    Abstract: A hub device particularly suitable for use in a catheter placement unit which includes a catheter tube for insertion into a patient. The hub comprises a body with a passageway therethrough for the passage of the catheter tube, and includes a thin-walled, pierceable annular flange integrally formed on one end of the body. This flange is adapted to be pierced for suturing the hub to a patient and thereby anchor the same in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1980
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson
    Inventor: Howard Beroff