Patents by Inventor Markus Froehlich

Markus Froehlich 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: 10393513
    Abstract: A laser scanner is designed to include a GPS signal-independent navigation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLLER + FRÖHLICH GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Fröhlich, Markus Mettenleiter
  • Publication number: 20180125534
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary E. Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 9888944
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Publication number: 20150230827
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 9034018
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 8241340
    Abstract: A bone anchor system anchors a support member to a bone. The bone anchor system comprises a body having a shank adapted for insertion into a hole in the bone. A head is formed on the shank. The head has a support engagement portion adapted to secure the support member to the body. A passage extends from an entry point to an exit point formed in the body. An expandable member has a flexible wall at least partially enclosing an anchoring chamber. The expandable member has an expanded state configured to conform to a cavity in the bone. The anchoring chamber is in fluid communication with the exit point. The expandable member is adapted to expand when a filler material is provided into the anchoring chamber. A portion of the expandable member conforms to the cavity and the body and the support member are substantially anchored to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20120016421
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: ZIMMER SPINE, INC.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 8057516
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 8052754
    Abstract: An intervertebral endoprosthesis for insertion into the intervertebral space between two adjacent vertebrae is provided that includes first and second base members, each having a first surface configured to engage one of the vertebrae and a second opposite surface and a resilient insert disposed between the base members. The insert includes an outer shell defining an interior chamber and is disposed in contacting engagement with the second surface of each of the base members. The resilient insert further includes a core disposed within the chamber and connected to the outer shell. The intervertebral endoprosthesis further includes first and second coupling members, each of the coupling members extending between the core of the resilient insert and one of the base members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20110009904
    Abstract: A spacer for maintaining separation between adjacent spinous processes having a first and second end support, a connecting member, and a central member positioned between the first and second end supports. The spacer is adjustable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration such that when the connection member is pulled to bring the first and second end supports closer together, the central member expands into the expanded configuration to contact and support adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: ZIMMER GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Froehlich, Jochen Reinmuth
  • Publication number: 20110009906
    Abstract: A transition connector of a vertebral stabilization system for connecting a rigid rod and a flexible cord to provide regions of rigid support and regions of dynamic support along a region of the spinal column is disclosed. A rigid rod may form one portion of the transition connector and a clam shell connector configured to receive a flexible cord may form another portion of the transition connector. The clam shell connector may be configured to be clamped around and secure the flexible cord.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: Zimmer Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh D. Hestad, Michael E. Lancial, Markus Froehlich, Mark W. Darst Rice
  • Publication number: 20100331898
    Abstract: A bone anchor system anchors a support member to a bone. The bone anchor system comprises a body having a shank adapted for insertion into a hole in the bone. A head is formed on the shank. The head has a support engagement portion adapted to secure the support member to the body. A passage extends from an entry point to an exit point formed in the body. An expandable member has a flexible wall at least partially enclosing an anchoring chamber. The expandable member has an expanded state configured to conform to a cavity in the bone. The anchoring chamber is in fluid communication with the exit point. The expandable member is adapted to expand when a filler material is provided into the anchoring chamber. A portion of the expandable member conforms to the cavity and the body and the support member are substantially anchored to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: ZIMMER GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Froehlich
  • Patent number: 7799058
    Abstract: A spacer for maintaining separation between adjacent spinous processes having a first and second end support, a connecting member, and a central member positioned between the first and second end supports. The spacer is adjustable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration such that when the connection member is pulled to bring the first and second end supports closer together, the central member expands into the expanded configuration to contact and support adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Froehlich, Jochen Reinmuth
  • Patent number: 7789901
    Abstract: A bone anchor system anchors a support member to a bone. The bone anchor system comprises a body having a shank adapted for insertion into a hole in the bone. A head is formed on the shank. The head has a support engagement portion adapted to secure the support member to the body. A passage extends from an entry point to an exit point formed in the body. An expandable member has a flexible wall at least partially enclosing an anchoring chamber. The expandable member has an expanded state configured to conform to a cavity in the bone. The anchoring chamber is in fluid communication with the exit point. The expandable member is adapted to expand when a filler material is provided into the anchoring chamber. A portion of the expandable member conforms to the cavity and the body and the support member are substantially anchored to the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Zimmer GmbH
    Inventor: Markus Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20090099609
    Abstract: A bone anchor system anchors a support member to a bone. The bone anchor system comprises a body having a shank adapted for insertion into a hole in the bone. A head is formed on the shank. The head has a support engagement portion adapted to secure the support member to the body. A passage extends from an entry point to an exit point formed in the body. An expandable member has a flexible wall at least partially enclosing an anchoring chamber. The expandable member has an expanded state configured to conform to a cavity in the bone. The anchoring chamber is in fluid communication with the exit point. The expandable member is adapted to expand when a filler material is provided into the anchoring chamber. A portion of the expandable member conforms to the cavity and the body and the support member are substantially anchored to the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20090088850
    Abstract: An intervertebral endoprosthesis for insertion into the intervertebral space between two adjacent vertebrae is provided that includes first and second base members, each having a first surface configured to engage one of the vertebrae and a second opposite surface and a resilient insert disposed between the base members. The insert includes an outer shell defining an interior chamber and is disposed in contacting engagement with the second surface of each of the base members. The resilient insert further includes a core disposed within the chamber and connected to the outer shell. The intervertebral endoprosthesis further includes first and second coupling members, each of the coupling members extending between the core of the resilient insert and one of the base members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20090082815
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises an anchor member configured to be secured to the patient's spine, a transition member received by the anchor member, and a flexible element coupled to the transition member. The transition member is positioned between a rigid member and a flexible member, which are each adjacent to the flexible element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: ZIMMER GMBH
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich
  • Publication number: 20080262617
    Abstract: A spacer for maintaining separation between adjacent spinous processes having a first and second end support, a connecting member, and a central member positioned between the first and second end supports. The spacer is adjustable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration such that when the connection member is pulled to bring the first and second end supports closer together, the central member expands into the expanded configuration to contact and support adjacent spinous processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: ZIMMER GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Froehlich, Jochen Reinmuth
  • Publication number: 20080234744
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system generally comprises first and second anchor members configured to be secured to first and second vertebrae within a patient's body, a flexible element secured to the first anchor member, and a rigid element secured to the second anchor member. An end portion of the rigid element is coupled to an end portion of the flexible so that the system is able to provide both rigid and dynamic stabilization. The coupling is maintained even if the flexible element relaxes after a period of time within the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: Emmanuel Zylber, Thomas Egli, Rosemary Thompson, Markus Froehlich, Giuseppe Cicerchia, Jack A. Dant, Thomas O. Viker, Kevin R. Ley
  • Patent number: 7214399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shelf stable vegetable composition that includes a vegetable having a green color and a water-soluble compound in an amount sufficient to impart to the composition a water activity of 0.65 or less and a pH of 6.5 to 7.5 at ambient conditions for preservation of the green color of the vegetable. Advantageously, the water-soluble compound is present in an amount to preserve the green color of the vegetable for at least 6 months, and to impart a water activity of 0.6 to 0.65. The invention also relates to a method for increasing shelf stability of a vegetable composition that includes a vegetable having a green color, by adding effective amounts of such water-soluble compounds thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Markus Froehlich, Ernst Isler-Sieber, Walter Penaloza Izurieta