Patents by Inventor Joseph F. Obermiller

Joseph F. Obermiller 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: 20030051735
    Abstract: An apparatus which includes a closure member and delivery systems for closing vessels in the body of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the closure member is a hemostatic closure member having a cylindrical shape and an expandable volume on contact with fluids. The hemostatic member includes a functional passageway through the length of the member so that it may be mounted over a delivery catheter or wire guide for delivery against a vessel puncture or into another vacuslar environment, such as to fill an aneurysm sac. In another embodiment the closure member is a fallopian tube closure member which is deployed into the fallopian tube over a guide wire to prevent conception. The fallopian tube member includes a loop-shaped frame having barbs, a first layer of material, a binding wire, a second layer of material, and an expandable volume on contact with fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Dusan Pavcnik, Martina Bastin Pavcnik, John Kaufman, Joseph F. Obermiller, Rodney W.. Bosley
  • Publication number: 20010039450
    Abstract: A multiple-sided medical device comprises a frame comprising wire or other resilient material and having a series of bends and interconnecting sides. The device has both a flat configuration and a second, folded configuration which a generally serpentine shape. The device is pushed from a delivery catheter into the lumen of a duct or vessel and may include one or more barbs for anchoring purposes. A full or partial covering of fabric or other flexible material such as DACRON, PTFE, or a collagen-based material such as small intestinal submucosa (SIS), may be sutured or attached to the frame to form an occlusion device, a stent graft, or an implantable, intraluminal valve such as for correcting incompetent veins in the lower legs and feet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2001
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventors: Dusan Pavcnik, Frederick S. Keller, Josef Rosch, Thomas A. Osborne, Brian L. Bates, John A. Deford, Christopher G. Dixon, Andrew K. Hoffa, Raymond B. Leonard, Joseph F. Obermiller