Patents by Inventor Michael Glasscock

Michael Glasscock 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: 7297101
    Abstract: Methods and structures for placing sensing and driver assemblies in a middle ear of a patient are disclosed. Methods and structures according to various embodiments of the invention provide minimally invasive techniques and devices that facilitate placement of sensing/driver assemblies in a middle ear using a trans-canal implantation technique. Certain embodiments include placement of a longitudinal body through the ear canal for mounting in the middle ear, and for supporting a sensing/driving assembly subsequently coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Envoy Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Johann J. Neisz, Eric Kraus, Michael Glasscock, Aaron Thornton, John F. Kveton
  • Publication number: 20060178553
    Abstract: Methods and structures for placing sensing and driver assemblies in a middle ear of a patient are disclosed. Methods and structures according to various embodiments of the invention provide minimally invasive techniques and devices that facilitate placement of sensing/driver assemblies in a middle ear using a trans-canal implantation technique. Certain embodiments include placement of a longitudinal body through the ear canal for mounting in the middle ear, and for supporting a sensing/driving assembly subsequently coupled thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Johann Neisz, Eric Kraus, Michael Glasscock, Aaron Thornton, John Kveton