Patents by Inventor Oren Globerman

Oren Globerman 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: 20040193215
    Abstract: A surgical tack, comprising: a single shaft formed of a bio-compatible material and having a tip adapted for entering and engaging bone; and a head mounted on said shaft, said head adapted for engaging a substrate between said head and said bone. Preferably, said shaft is a separate element from said head. Alternatively or additional, said head is rotatable relative to said shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: Boaz Harari, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Publication number: 20040167625
    Abstract: A kit, comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Applicant: Disc-O-Tech Orthopedic Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6730110
    Abstract: A method of preparing a sling combination is described. The method comprises the steps of providing a sling formed of a biocompatible material and having a body comprising two ends; mounting the sling on a first tack at a first end of the body of the sling; and mounting the first stack on a tacking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Boaz Harari, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6691711
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the urethra in males, or below the posterior bladder wall in the case of cystocele in females.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Shlomo Raz, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6641609
    Abstract: An expandable stent and stent graft having a small initial diameter, flexibility along its longitudinal axis prior to expansion and a large expanded and rigid Local stain on the stent material is minimized, as and after the balloon is expanded. More particularly, the stent has rotation joints having minimal strain during stent expansion. The stent is substantially the same length before and after expansion and being flexible longitudinally when constrained, it is easy to locate. A method of manufacturing stents is described comprising rotation of a tube beneath a moving film, with light passing through the film onto the tube, at selected locations. A laser scanning system for stent manufacture is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic AVE, Inc.
    Inventor: Oren Globerman
  • Publication number: 20030135225
    Abstract: A slotted shield for a surgical tack, including a body adapted to engage a tack head. The shield has at least one slot having a width, defined by the body. Optionally, the shield is mounted on a tack head on which said shield is mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Boaz Harari, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6544273
    Abstract: A slotted shield for a surgical tack, including a body adapted to engage a tack head. The shield has at least one slot having a width, defined by the body. Optionally, the shield is mounted on a tack head on which said shield is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Boaz Harari, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Publication number: 20030023136
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the urethra in males, or below the posterior bladder wall in the case of cystocele in females.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Shlomo Raz, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6502578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the urethra in males, or below the posterior bladder wall in the case of cystocele in females.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: AMS Research Corporation
    Inventors: Shlomo Raz, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Publication number: 20020177892
    Abstract: An expandable stent and stent graft having a small initial diameter, flexibility along its longitudinal axis prior to expansion and a large expanded and rigid Local stain on the stent material is minimized, as and after the balloon is expanded. More particularly, the stent has rotation joints having minima strain during stent expansion. The stent is substantially the same length before and after expansion and being flexible longitudinally when constrained, it is easy to locate. A method of manufacturing stents is described comprising rotation of a tube beneath a moving film, with light passing through the film onto the tube, at selected locations. A laser scanning system for stent manufacture is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Publication date: November 28, 2002
    Inventor: Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6428570
    Abstract: A medical device comprising a catheter and a balloon-expandable stent having a small initial diameter, flexibility along its longitudinal axis prior to expansion, a large expanded diameter, and rigidity after expansion. Local strain on the stent material is minimized, as and after the balloon is inflated. More particularly, the sent has rotation joints having minimal strain during stent expansion. The stent is substantially the same length before and after expansion and, being flexible longitudinally when constrained, is easy to deliver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6402777
    Abstract: Stents which are inserted into a body lumen preferably are made of materials which are not radiopaque enough, such as S.S. 316L. X-ray visualization of a stent enables an accurate positioning of the stent and also a follow-up of its functioning within the patient's body. The radiopaque markers described here are rivets made of a material which is more radiopaque than the stent substance so the location of the stent can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Globerman, Mordechay Beyar, Rafael Beyar
  • Patent number: 6387041
    Abstract: A surgical tack, comprising: a single shaft formed of a bio-compatible material and having a tip adapted for entering and engaging bone; and a head mounted on said shaft, said head adapted for engaging a substrate between said head and said bone. Preferably, said shaft is a separate element from said head. Alternatively or additionally, said head is rotatable relative to said shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Inventors: Boaz Harari, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6382214
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for treatment of male incontinence and a method for female cystocele repair are disclosed in which a sling material is positioned between the descending rami of the pubic bone. In such an operation a “hammock-like” sling material is positioned below the urethra in males, or below the posterior bladder wall in the case of cystocele in females.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: American Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shlomo Raz, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6371953
    Abstract: This application is directed to a stent delivery system for introducing a flexible, generally cylindrical, self-expandable stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: IntraTherapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael Beyar, Oren Globerman, Mordechay Beyar
  • Patent number: 6371979
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a stent delivery system for implanting a flexible, generally cylindrical, expandable, coiled stent. The system comprises a catheter defining at least one lumen and having at least two longitudinally displaced openings or sets of openings ,a flexible, self-expandable coiled stent having discrete proximal and distal end sections, said stent being wound circumferentially around said catheter and coils of the stent being more closely wound at the proximal and/or distal end sections, and one or two release wires cooperating with restraining means so that as the release wire or wires are with-drawn proximally, the proximal and distal end sections of the stent are released in such a manner that coils of the stent unwind and the length of the unwound stent is not substantially less than the length of the portion of the unreleased stent that is not more closely wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: IntraTherapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman, Rafael Beyar
  • Publication number: 20020040227
    Abstract: A bone boring device and method, the device comprising a hinge, a handle coupled to the hinge, and at least one curved needle with a tip. The needle is rotatably mounted on the hinge such that when the tip is placed against bone and the needle is rotated on the hinge, the needle is urged and advanced into the bone. Preferably, the at least one needle is a first and a second needle. Alternatively, the needles may rotate about the same hinge or different hinges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventors: Boaz Harari, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Patent number: 6334871
    Abstract: Stents which are inserted into a body lumen preferably are made of materials which are not radiopaque enough, such as stainless steel 316L. X-ray visualization of a stent enables an accurate positioning of the stent and also a follow-up of its functioning within the patient's body. The radiopaque markers described here are rivets made of a material which is more radiopaque than the stent substance so the location of the stent can be identified. Preferably the stents are heat treated so that atoms from the stent material migrate into the marker material and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Dor, Amir Loshakove, Oren Globerman, Mordechay Beyar, Rafael Beyar
  • Patent number: 6328744
    Abstract: A bone boring device and method wherein the device includes a hinge, a handle coupled to the hinge, and at least one curved needle with a tip. The needle is rotatably mounted on the hinge such that when the tip is placed against bone and the needle is rotated on the hinge, the needle is urged and advanced into the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: American Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Boaz Harari, Mordechay Beyar, Oren Globerman
  • Publication number: 20010041930
    Abstract: A stent is provided for having variable flexibility and stiffness along its length. The stent comprises portions of the stent having different bending and durability characteristics, and may be fabricated, using any of a variety of methods, out of any of a variety of materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Globerman, Mordechay Beyar, Rafael Beyar