Patents by Inventor Joseph Eder

Joseph Eder 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: 20240165409
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to auditory nerve stimulation to create the perception of sound in the brain of a subject such as an animal or human being. In one form, a system includes an implantable electrode array including a plurality of spaced apart micro-needles. The system also includes a first electrical lead electrically coupled to and extending from the implantable electrode array, and an auditory signal device configured to produce one or more electrical signals representative of communications received from an external processor. An interposer is configured to electrically couple the implantable electrode array and the auditory signal device in an arrangement where one or more electrical signals produced by the auditory signal device may be transmitted through the first electrical lead to the implantable electrode array. Various novel stimulation strategies can be employed, such as place modulated stimulation signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2023
    Publication date: May 23, 2024
    Inventors: Moritz Michael Leber, Robert Kyle Franklin, IV, Sandeep Negi, Joseph David Crew, Janet Liu, Vinh Quang Ngo, Hubert Hyoungil Lim, Geoffrey Mohon Ghose, Luke Aaron Johnson, Inderbir Singh Sondh, Abigail Paige Heiller, Meredith Evelyn Adams, Andrew John Oxenham, Thomas Heinrich Robert Lenarz, Karl-Heinz Hiro Dyballa, Waldo Nogueira Vazquez, Amir Samii, Keno H. B. Hübner, Paul Pontiller, Marco Eder, Daniel M. Sieber, Alexander Mayr, Guntram Wyzisk, Elisabeth A. Hansen, Dominik Hammerer, Florian Solzbacher, Loren Wellington Rieth
  • Patent number: 9314326
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems for occluding an aneurysm having an aneurysmal neck and an aneurysmal inner wall. Generally, a device in accordance with the present invention includes a mesh-like structure that is integrally composed of a shape-memory alloy such as NiTi. The device is deployed within the aneurysm through the aneurysmal neck. The device is configured to be in a deployed state and an undeployed state, and is configured to transition from the undeployed state to the deployed state by exposure to a higher temperature and/or by being unconstrained. The device may function to retain finer vaso-occlusive devices such as vaso-occlusive coils and/or embolic liquids. Furthermore, the device itself may function as a vaso-occlusive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: Stryker Corporation, Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wallace, Joseph Eder, Brent C. Gerberding
  • Patent number: 8888770
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with cauterizing and resecting tissue. A pair of electrodes are placed on opposed tissue surfaces, and radio frequency power is applied through the electrodes to cauterizing a tissue mass therebetween. After cauterization has been effected, the tissue may be resected along a plane within the cauterized region with minimum or no bleeding. The tissue mass may then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Camran Nezhat, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II
  • Patent number: 8574229
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with cauterizing and resecting tissue. A pair of electrodes are placed on opposed tissue surfaces, and radio frequency power is applied through the electrodes to cauterizing a tissue mass therebetween. After cauterization has been effected, the tissue may be resected along a plane within the cauterized region with minimum or no bleeding. The tissue mass may then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Camran Nezhat, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II, Erik Walberg, Peter Seth Edelstein
  • Publication number: 20110202058
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with cauterizing and resecting tissue. A pair of electrodes are placed on opposed tissue surfaces, and radio frequency power is applied through the electrodes to cauterizing a tissue mass therebetween. After cauterization has been effected, the tissue may be resected along a plane within the cauterized region with minimum or no bleeding. The tissue mass may then be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Camran Nezhat, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II
  • Publication number: 20110196413
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems for occluding an aneurysm having an aneurysmal neck and an aneurysmal inner wall. Generally, a device in accordance with the present invention includes a mesh-like structure that is integrally composed of a shape-memory alloy such as NiTi. The device is deployed within the aneurysm through the aneurysmal neck. The device is configured to be in a deployed state and an undeployed state, and is configured to transition from the undeployed state to the deployed state by exposure to a higher temperature and/or by being unconstrained. The device may function to retain finer vaso-occlusive devices such as vaso-occlusive coils and/or embolic liquids. Furthermore, the device itself may function as a vaso-occlusive device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Wallace, Joseph Eder, Brent C. Gerberding
  • Patent number: 7942874
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with cauterizing and resecting tissue. A pair of electrodes are placed on opposed tissue surfaces, and radio frequency power is applied through the electrodes to cauterizing a tissue mass therebetween. After cauterization has been effected, the tissue may be resected along a plane within the cauterized region with minimum or no bleeding. The tissue mass may then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Aragon Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Camran Nezhat, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II
  • Patent number: 7862565
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with cauterizing and resecting tissue. A pair of electrodes are placed on opposed tissue surfaces, and radio frequency power is applied through the electrodes to cauterizing a tissue mass therebetween. After cauterization has been effected, the tissue may be resected along a plane within the cauterized region with minimum or no bleeding. The tissue mass may then be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Aragon Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Camran Nezhat, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II
  • Patent number: 7803156
    Abstract: The invention provides a surgical electrocautery method and apparatus that achieves sealing along the entire tissue length, and that also is able to deliver adequate force to produce an effective electrocautery seal. This problem is solved by using an incompressible fluid contained in a sac or sacs positioned to support the one or more electrodes used for electrocauterization. The profile of the electrodes thus conforms to the tissue surface and thickness variations, while exerting an optimized pressure along the entire length of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Aragon Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II, Peter Seth Edelstein
  • Patent number: 7794461
    Abstract: The invention provides a surgical electrocautery method and apparatus that achieves sealing along the entire tissue length, and that also is able to deliver adequate force to produce an effective electrocautery seal. This problem is solved by using an incompressible fluid contained in a sac or sacs positioned to support the one or more electrodes used for electrocauterization. The profile of the electrodes thus conforms to the tissue surface and thickness variations, while exerting an optimized pressure along the entire length of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Aragon Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II, Peter Seth Edelstein
  • Patent number: 7641651
    Abstract: An electrocautery device comprises first and second continuous loop electrode structures. The electrodes are typically coupled together at one end, permitting the electrodes to be introduced anteriorly and posteriorly over a uterine body. The electrodes may be clamped together, and radiofrequency energy may be delivered through the clamped electrodes to sever and cauterize blood vessels, tubular structures, and ligaments which connect the uterine body to surrounding tissue structures. The mobilized uterine body may then be removed by conventional hysterectomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Aragon Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Camran Nezhat, Joseph Eder
  • Publication number: 20090182333
    Abstract: The invention provides a surgical electrocautery method and apparatus that achieves sealing along the entire tissue length, and that also is able to deliver adequate force to produce an effective electrocautery seal. This problem is solved by using an incompressible fluid contained in a sac or sacs positioned to support the one or more electrodes used for electrocauterization. The profile of the electrodes thus conforms to the tissue surface and thickness variations, while exerting an optimized pressure along the entire length of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, II, Peter Seth Edelstein
  • Publication number: 20080172052
    Abstract: The invention is concerned with cauterizing and resecting tissue. A pair of electrodes are placed on opposed tissue surfaces, and radio frequency power is applied through the electrodes to cauterizing a tissue mass therebetween. After cauterization has been effected, the tissue may be resected along a plane within the cauterized region with minimum or no bleeding. The tissue mass may then be removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Camran Nezhat, Benjamin Theodore Nordell, Erik Walberg, Peter Seth Edelstein
  • Publication number: 20080097573
    Abstract: An implantable coil stent comprises at least a first curved segment and a second curved segment which arc about the longitudinal axis of the stent. An expandable link extends between the second end of the first curved segment and the first end of the second curved segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Lex Jansen
  • Publication number: 20080058603
    Abstract: A tissue penetration device is provided that includes a bell-like, at least partially transparent housing. A valved port is provided in the housing for introduction of a penetrator therein. The valved port includes both a valve control and a port. A vacuum system, including a vacuum source, is securely and sealably attached through the housing to advance a patient's tissue onto the penetrator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 6, 2008
    Inventors: Peter Edelstein, Joseph Eder
  • Publication number: 20070293728
    Abstract: Extraluminal and intraluminal devices and methods, and laparoscopic instrumentation, dramatically improve laparoscopic retraction of both the small and large intestine. A scaffolding external to or within a selected segment or segments of small and/or large bowel is created, allowing for the retraction of the entire selected segment or segments of bowel via grasping either the device or supported bowel wall with a laparoscopic instrument or instruments. The devices may be designed and placed in a modular fashion, with the surgeon building the final scaffolding intra-operatively, or the scaffolding may be manufactured or pre-assembled prior to intra-operative use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Inventors: Peter Edelstein, Joseph Eder
  • Publication number: 20070265613
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and apparatus for sealing tissue for applications in such cases where there is a benefit to having an additional sealing capability. In this regard, the preferred embodiment of the invention, in addition to thermal sealing, or alternatively, incorporates a stapling cartridge or similar sealing mechanism into a surgical electrocautery device of the type that is used to seal and dissect long sections of connective tissue that secure organs or segments of organs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: November 15, 2007
    Inventors: Peter Seth EDELSTEIN, Joseph Eder
  • Publication number: 20070244538
    Abstract: Uterine artery occlusion is performed for the treatment of uterine fibroid using a tool which is introduced through the vaginal wall to the exterior of the uterus. The tool carried clamping elements which may be positioned over the uterine artery. Electrodes or other energy applying devices on the clamping elements may be used to deliver energy to seal the uterine artery. Optionally, the tool may carry ultrasonic, visual, or proximity sensors for detecting the presence of the uterine artery prior to delivering energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Camran Nezhat, John Maroney, Roger Stern
  • Publication number: 20070213711
    Abstract: The invention provides a surgical electrocautery method and apparatus that achieves sealing along the entire tissue length, and that also is able to deliver adequate force to produce an effective electrocautery seal. This problem is solved by using an incompressible fluid contained in a sac or sacs positioned to support the one or more electrodes used for electrocauterization. The profile of the electrodes thus conforms to the tissue surface and thickness variations, while exerting an optimized pressure along the entire length of the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2006
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Benjamin Nordell, Peter Edelstein
  • Patent number: D609340
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Aragon Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Eder, Erik Walberg