Patents by Inventor Jeffry B. Skiba

Jeffry B. Skiba 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: 9627919
    Abstract: An electroacoustic portable device charger and direct power adaptor. Ultrasonic transducers transmit acoustic energy which is converted into electrical power for the purposes of charging portable device batteries. Specifically, a wireless personal data device (such as a mobile phone) charging pad is disclosed. Feedback control loop and phased piezo array steer acoustic wavefronts into receiver transducers without the threat of electromagnetic interference. Parameters are monitored to maximize power efficiency and transmission. Device cradles and covers can be retrofitted to accommodate piezo electronics or integrated therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: UltraPower LLC
    Inventors: Leon Joseph Radziemski, Inder Raj S. Makin, Jeffry B. Skiba, Harry Jabs
  • Patent number: 9549829
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: TriVascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Publication number: 20160122697
    Abstract: Systems and methods for growing microbes and biofilms on a hydrogel in a controlled environment. The system can have a cup, and a liner with the liner inserted into the cup and a hydrogel inserted into the liner. The cup, liner, and hydrogel assembly can be placed into a containment tray. The hydrogel can be sterilized before being placed into the containment tray. A lid can seal the cup, liner, and hydrogel into the containment tray. A lid can have inoculations ports, or can be made out of a self-sealable material keeping the inside environment sterilized and free of contaminants. The hydrogel can be inoculated with microbes through the inoculations ports, and incubated for a period of time at a set temperature to allow the microbes, and biofilms time to grow. After being grown the microbes and biofilms can be separated from each other allowing for both microbes and biofilm to be separately tested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Mina Izadjoo, Hosan Kim
  • Publication number: 20150280484
    Abstract: An electroacoustic portable device charger and direct power adaptor. Ultrasonic transducers transmit acoustic energy which is converted into electrical power for the purposes of charging portable device batteries. Specifically, a wireless personal data device (such as a mobile phone) charging pad is disclosed. Feedback control loop and phased piezo array steer acoustic wavefronts into receiver transducers without the threat of electromagnetic interference. Parameters are monitored to maximize power efficiency and transmission. Device cradles and covers can be retrofitted to accommodate piezo electronics or integrated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Leon Joseph Radziemski, Inder Raj S. Makin, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Publication number: 20140356588
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 8840824
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Trivascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 8224439
    Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Vamaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20110125255
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: TRIVASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 7904147
    Abstract: A clothing material or clothing article includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Schneider, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Publication number: 20100312293
    Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: VOMARIS INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 7813806
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an article includes a primary surface, and a pattern of spaced dissimilar materials, on the primary surface. The pattern is to spontaneously produce electrical surface currents when brought into contact with an electrically conducting solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 7672719
    Abstract: An apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 7662176
    Abstract: A footwear apparatus includes multiple first reservoirs and multiple second reservoirs joined with a substrate. Selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs include a reducing agent, and first reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple first reservoirs are proximate to a first substrate surface. Selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs include an oxidizing agent, and second reservoir surfaces of selected ones of the multiple second reservoirs are proximate to the first substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Vomaris Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Lawrence A. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20090062723
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an article includes a primary surface, and a pattern of spaced dissimilar materials, on the primary surface. The pattern is to spontaneously produce electrical surface currents when brought into contact with an electrically conducting solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Applicant: Silverleaf Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Publication number: 20090036971
    Abstract: Single, continuous PTFE layers having lateral zones of varied characteristics are described. Some of the lateral zone embodiments may include PTFE material having little or no nodal and fibril microstructure. Methods of manufacturing PTFE layers allow for controllable permeability and porosity of the layers, in addition to other characteristics. The characteristics may vary from one lateral zone of a PTFE layer to a second lateral zone of a PTFE layer. In some embodiments, the PTFE layers may act as a barrier layer in an endovascular graft or other medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Trivascular2, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Humphrey, Jeffry B. Skiba
  • Patent number: 7457667
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an article includes a primary surface, and a pattern of spaced dissimilar materials, on the primary surface. The pattern is to spontaneously produce electrical surface currents when brought into contact with an electrically conducting solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Silverleaf Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffry B Skiba
  • Patent number: 6908473
    Abstract: An elastic suspension device is disclosed. The elastic suspension device includes an element including an elastic connector and at least one anchor at an end portion of the connector, the at least one anchor is designed for anchoring the elastic connector to a tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, William E. Crisp, Ran Oren
  • Publication number: 20040176802
    Abstract: The present invention provides new and useful devices and techniques for use in suturing. These devices and techniques are particularly useful in laparoscopic, arthroscopic, and/or open surgical procedures. A method according to the present invention is characterized by releasably coupling a suture to a suture device, causing the tip of the suture device and a portion of the suture to penetrate a tissue, and releasing the suture from the suture device, so the suture may be drawn through the tissue for completion of a suturing procedure. One type of suturing device according to the invention is characterized by a handle with an elongated shaft with a sharpened tip configured to hold a suture at a selected point on the suture. Another type of device according to the principles of the invention is characterized by new and useful structures and techniques for loading the suture into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd., Inc., a Delaware corporation
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Laird L. Hatch, Gary M. Gartsman, Ran Oren
  • Patent number: 6723107
    Abstract: Devices and techniques for suturing are particularly useful in laparoscopic, arthroscopic, and/or open surgical procedures. A method of delivering a suture includes providing a suture device, releasably coupling a suture to a distal end of a suture device by threading the suture through a first region of a bounded opening of the suture device and moving the suture to a second region of the bounded opening having a dimension smaller than a diameter of the suture to trap the suture in the second region, penetrating a substrate with the distal end of the suture device such that the a portion of the suture passes through the substrate, and releasing the suture from the distal end of the suture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Orthopaedic Biosystems Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Laird L. Hatch, Gary M. Gartsman, Ran Oren
  • Publication number: 20040073219
    Abstract: A method of deploying a fixation mechanism includes providing an insertion instrument and a fixation mechanism, creating an insertion tunnel within tissue of a patient, and positioning the insertion instrument with the fixation mechanism in the insertion tunnel. The insertion instrument includes a main member connected to an instrument handle and a secondary member connected to a pushing handle and positioned within the main member. The main member and the secondary member extend along a longitudinal axis. The fixation mechanism includes a first portion coupled to the main member and a second portion coupled to the secondary member. The method includes translating the pushing handle along the longitudinal axis relative to the instrument handle such that translating causes the secondary member to move the second portion relative to the first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Jeffry B. Skiba, Jeffrey P. Baldwin, Dennis Colleran, Stefan Gabriel, Justin Dye