Patents by Inventor Jeffrey J. Christian

Jeffrey J. Christian 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: 10499967
    Abstract: Reduced bone fracture fixation devices and methods for using the same are provided. Aspects of the reduced bone fracture fixation devices include a body dimensioned to be positioned in a reduced bone fracture, wherein the body has a wedge shape configuration sufficient to exert a force on bone of the reduced bone fracture and maintain reduction of the reduced bone fracture. The devices, kits and methods of the invention find use in a variety of applications, such as in applications in which it is desired to repair a reduced bone fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Arnold Peter C. Weiss, Amy L. Ladd, Roy Fiebiger, Gary B. Hulme, Jeffrey J. Christian
  • Publication number: 20190358398
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open configuration and a closed configuration. The valve may allow movement of a liquid out of the cartridge chamber while in a open configuration. The cartridge may also include a second end, movable within the cartridge chamber, and a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, the locking mechanism preventing movement of the second end within the cartridge chamber while in the locked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Bee Sight Limited
    Inventors: Martin N. Lee, Jeffrey J. Christian, Michael D. Laufer, Geoffrey H. Willis
  • Publication number: 20190262662
    Abstract: Methods for instructing a user to perform head and neck exercises with head and neck apparatuses are disclosed. The apparatus may include a member operatively arranged with a valve mechanism with a threshold pressure. The apparatus may further include an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured to respond when the pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than the threshold pressure. The head and neck exercise apparatus may also include a member operatively arranged with an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured, without a valve mechanism, to respond when the absolute pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than a threshold absolute pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eric J. Kezirian, Jeffrey J. Christian, Gary B. Hulme
  • Patent number: 10335635
    Abstract: Methods for instructing a user to perform head and neck exercises with head and neck apparatuses are disclosed. The apparatus may include a member operatively arranged with a valve mechanism with a threshold pressure. The apparatus may further include an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured to respond when the pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than the threshold pressure. The head and neck exercise apparatus may also include a member operatively arranged with an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured, without a valve mechanism, to respond when the absolute pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than a threshold absolute pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Berendo Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Kezirian, Jeffrey J. Christian, Gary B. Hulme
  • Patent number: 10322236
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open configuration and a closed configuration. The valve may allow movement of a liquid out of the cartridge chamber while in a open configuration. The cartridge may also include a second end, movable within the cartridge chamber, and a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, the locking mechanism preventing movement of the second end within the cartridge chamber while in the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bee Sight Limited
    Inventors: Martin N. Lee, Jeffrey J. Christian, Michael D. Laufer, Geoffrey H. Willis
  • Publication number: 20170231674
    Abstract: Reduced bone fracture fixation devices and methods for using the same are provided. Aspects of the reduced bone fracture fixation devices include a body dimensioned to be positioned in a reduced bone fracture, wherein the body has a wedge shape configuration sufficient to exert a force on bone of the reduced bone fracture and maintain reduction of the reduced bone fracture. The devices, kits and methods of the invention find use in a variety of applications, such as in applications in which it is desired to repair a reduced bone fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Arnold Peter C. Weiss, Amy L. Ladd, Roy Fiebiger, Gary B. Hulme, Jeffrey J. Christian
  • Publication number: 20170182249
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open configuration and a closed configuration. The valve may allow movement of a liquid out of the cartridge chamber while in a open configuration. The cartridge may also include a second end, movable within the cartridge chamber, and a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, the locking mechanism preventing movement of the second end within the cartridge chamber while in the locked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Martin N. LEE, Jeffrey J. CHRISTIAN, Michael D. LAUFER, Geoffrey H. WILLIS
  • Patent number: 9610109
    Abstract: Reduced bone fracture fixation devices and methods for using the same are provided. Aspects of the reduced bone fracture fixation devices include a body dimensioned to be positioned in a reduced bone fracture, wherein the body has a wedge shape configuration sufficient to exert a force on bone of the reduced bone fracture and maintain reduction of the reduced bone fracture. The devices, kits and methods of the invention find use in a variety of applications, such as in applications in which it is desired to repair a reduced bone fracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, Amy L. Ladd, Roy Fiebiger, Gary B. Hulme, Jeffrey J. Christian
  • Patent number: 9539391
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open configuration and a closed configuration. The valve may allow movement of a liquid out of the cartridge chamber while in a open configuration. The cartridge may also include a second end, movable within the cartridge chamber, and a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, the locking mechanism preventing movement of the second end within the cartridge chamber while in the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Shi Zi Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin N. Lee, Jeffrey J. Christian, Michael D. Laufer, Geoffrey H. Willis
  • Publication number: 20150190576
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open configuration and a closed configuration. The valve may allow movement of a liquid out of the cartridge chamber while in a open configuration. The cartridge may also include a second end, movable within the cartridge chamber, and a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, the locking mechanism preventing movement of the second end within the cartridge chamber while in the locked configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Applicant: SHI ZI TECHNOLOGY, LTD.
    Inventors: Martin N. LEE, Jeffrey J. CHRISTIAN, Michael D. LAUFER, Geoffrey H. WILLIS
  • Patent number: 9027563
    Abstract: A device for occluding body lumens such as fallopian tubes which has an occluder element which has a lumen and a fixation element located in the lumen of the occluder element. The fixation element has at least one looped wire which has a proximal region which is biased radially outwardly and be constrained prior to deployment of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Promed, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, David White, Ryan S. Christian, Jeffrey J. Christian
  • Publication number: 20150038299
    Abstract: Methods for instructing a user to perform head and neck exercises with head and neck apparatuses are disclosed. The apparatus may include a member operatively arranged with a valve mechanism with a threshold pressure. The apparatus may further include an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured to respond when the pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than the threshold pressure. The head and neck exercise apparatus may also include a member operatively arranged with an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured, without a valve mechanism, to respond when the absolute pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than a threshold absolute pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Berendo Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Kezirian, Jeffrey J. Christian, Gary B. Hulme
  • Publication number: 20150038298
    Abstract: A head and neck exercise apparatus may include a member operatively arranged with a valve mechanism with a threshold pressure. The apparatus may further include an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured to respond when the pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than the threshold pressure. The head and neck exercise apparatus may also include a member operatively arranged with an acoustic apparatus, membrane, chromogenic material, or moveable element that may be configured, without a valve mechanism, to respond when the absolute pressure within the member is greater in magnitude than a threshold absolute pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Berendo Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Eric J. Kezirian, Jeffrey J. Christian, Gary B. Hulme
  • Patent number: 8936577
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open configuration and a closed configuration. The valve may allow movement of a liquid out of the cartridge chamber while in a open configuration. The cartridge may also include a second end, movable within the cartridge chamber, and a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, the locking mechanism preventing movement of the second end within the cartridge chamber while in the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Shi Zi Technology, Ltd.
    Inventors: Martin N. Lee, Jeffrey J. Christian, Michael D. Laufer, Geoffrey H. Willis
  • Patent number: 8900513
    Abstract: Trays comprising a base have a plurality of axial slots adapted to receive buffer or other medical solution containers within the slots. A spring or other compression element at the bottom of the slot is configured to engage a plunger at the bottom of the solution container when present in the slot so that pressure is applied to the contents of the container in order to stabilize the contents while the containers are sterilized at an elevated temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Onpharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Christian, Harry Nguyen, Matthew J. Stepovich
  • Patent number: 8721634
    Abstract: A working end of a catheter includes at least one therapeutic element, such as a resistive heating element, usable to deliver energy for ligating, or reducing the diameter of, a hollow anatomical structure. In certain examples, the catheter includes a lumen to accommodate a guide wire or to allow fluid delivery. In certain embodiments, a balloon is inflated to place resistive element(s) into apposition with a hollow anatomical structure and to occlude the structure. Indexing devices and methods are also disclosed for successively treating portions of the hollow anatomical structure. In certain examples, marks along the catheter shaft provide visual verification to the physician of the relative position of the therapeutic element of the catheter. Embodiments of indexing devices may include pairs of rings and/or hinged arms that move a catheter a desired indexed position between successive treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Brady David Esch, Radit Tantisira, Russell Blake Thompson, Brian Eugene Farley, Jeffrey J. Christian
  • Publication number: 20140044594
    Abstract: Trays comprising a base have a plurality of axial slots adapted to receive buffer or other medical solution containers within the slots. A spring or other compression element at the bottom of the slot is configured to engage a plunger at the bottom of the solution container when present in the slot so that pressure is applied to the contents of the container in order to stabilize the contents while the containers are sterilized at an elevated temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Onpharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Christian, Harry Nguyen, Matthew J. Stepovich
  • Patent number: 8585963
    Abstract: Trays comprising a base have a plurality of axial slots adapted to receive buffer or other medical solution containers within the slots. A spring or other compression element at the bottom of the slot is configured to engage a plunger at the bottom of the solution container when present in the slot so that pressure is applied to the contents of the container in order to stabilize the contents while the containers are sterilized at an elevated temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Onpharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Christian, Harry Nguyen, Matthew J. Stepovich
  • Publication number: 20130274619
    Abstract: A measuring system includes an elongated sleeve having a compact diameter configured to be delivered over a standard guide wire and able to be flexibly threaded into a tortuous or diseased vascular pathway of a human. Sensor(s), located at a distal end of the sleeve, measure physiological parameter(s) inside the human. The sleeve measuring system has an outer diameter of approximately 20 mils or less and is capable of accommodating the standard guide wire, typically 14 mils in diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Robert T. Stone, Jeffrey J. Christian, Darius Adam Przygoda, Tat-Jin Teo
  • Publication number: 20130211522
    Abstract: Reduced bone fracture fixation devices and methods for using the same are provided. Aspects of the reduced bone fracture fixation devices include a body dimensioned to be positioned in a reduced bone fracture, wherein the body has a wedge shape configuration sufficient to exert a force on bone of the reduced bone fracture and maintain reduction of the reduced bone fracture. The devices, kits and methods of the invention find use in a variety of applications, such as in applications in which it is desired to repair a reduced bone fracture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, Amy L. Ladd, Roy Fiebiger, Gary B. Hulme, Jeffrey J. Christian