Patents by Inventor Paul R. Borgmeier

Paul R. Borgmeier 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: 10478533
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of pressurized fluid delivery devices for use in medical procedures. In particular, a fluid delivery pump comprises at least one compressive member configured to apply a force to a fluid reservoir. The at least one compressive member is associated with a flexible envelope, such that the flexible envelope may move the compressive member. The flexible envelope may be substantially air-tight so that it may be pressurized. When a negative pressure is created inside the flexible envelope, the flexible envelope may change volume, applying a force to the at least one compressive member. The at least one compressive member may then apply a force to the fluid reservoir and the fluid is forced out of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep, Shawn K. Horner, Chad S. Frampton
  • Patent number: 10478250
    Abstract: An electrosurgical return electrode configured for operable association with a transponder detection unit. The return electrode includes a conductive element having an aperture array configured to allow passage of a magnetic, electric, or electromagnetic interrogation signal from the transponder detection unit through the conductive element and through the return electrode. The return electrode is positionable over a transponder detection unit such that the return electrode may be placed upon the transponder detection unit and a patient may be positioned upon the return electrode. The return electrode enables the detection of a transponder located on, within, and/or near the patient without the need for repositioning the patient relative to the return electrode and without the need for positioning an ancillary transponder reader or transmitter above the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep
  • Patent number: 10433899
    Abstract: An electrosurgical electrode comprises an elongated body having a cross-sectional area and longitudinal side edges forming longitudinal cutting edges adapted for electrosurgical dissection along a plane. The body has a configuration, wherein: the thickness of the side edge is greater than 0.01?, forming two or more cutting edges, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.0004 in2 per cutting edge; the thickness of the side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, forming only one cutting edge, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.000150 in2 per cutting edge; or the thickness of a first side edge is greater than 0.01? and the thickness of a second side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.001 per cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Brian J. Walter, Darcy W. Greep
  • Patent number: 10433898
    Abstract: An electrosurgical electrode comprises an elongated body having a cross-sectional area and longitudinal side edges forming longitudinal cutting edges adapted for electrosurgical dissection along a plane. The body has a configuration, wherein: the thickness of the side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, forming only one cutting edge, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.000150 in2 per cutting edge; or the thickness of a first side edge is greater than 0.01? and the thickness of a second side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.001 in2 per cutting edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Brian J. Walter, Darcy W. Greep
  • Publication number: 20180368908
    Abstract: A self-limiting electrosurgical return electrode for use with electrosurgical procedures is disclosed. The return electrode includes a conductive element and pads disposed on opposing sides of the conductive element. The conductive element, optionally in combination with the pads, is configured to limit the density of electrical current that passes from a patient to the return electrode. The conductive element and the pads can cooperate to define two separate working surfaces on opposing sides of the return electrode. The return electrode can also be safely used with patients of substantially any size and without requiring adjustments to the power settings of an electrosurgical generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep, Roger Millis, Melissa K. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20180369457
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of pressurized fluid delivery devices for use in medical procedures. In particular, a fluid delivery pump comprises at least one compressive member configured to apply a force to a fluid reservoir. The at least one compressive member is associated with a flexible envelope, such that the flexible envelope may move the compressive member. The flexible envelope may be substantially air-tight so that it may be pressurized. When a negative pressure is created inside the flexible envelope, the flexible envelope may change volume, applying a force to the at least one compressive member. The at least one compressive member may then apply a force to the fluid reservoir and the fluid is forced out of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep, Shawn K. Horner, Chad S. Frampton
  • Publication number: 20180333201
    Abstract: Extension attachments selectively couple to any of a variety of hand held instruments. The extension attachments may include smoke evacuation shafts and electrosurgical electrodes. The extension attachments may extend the functional capabilities of the hand held instruments, such as electrosurgical and smoke capture capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Darcy W. Greep, Paul R. Borgmeier, Chad S. Frampton
  • Patent number: 10085791
    Abstract: A self-limiting electrosurgical return electrode for use with electrosurgical procedures is disclosed. The return electrode includes a conductive element and pads disposed on opposing sides of the conductive element. The conductive element, optionally in combination with the pads, is configured to limit the density of electrical current that passes from a patient to the return electrode. The conductive element and the pads can cooperate to define two separate working surfaces on opposing sides of the return electrode. The return electrode can also be safely used with patients of substantially any size and without requiring adjustments to the power settings of an electrosurgical generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep, Roger Millis, Melissa K. Fischer
  • Patent number: 9867650
    Abstract: A self-limiting electrosurgical return electrode for use with electrosurgical procedures is disclosed. The return electrode includes a conductive element and pads disposed on opposing sides of the conductive element. The conductive element, optionally in combination with the pads, is configured to limit the density of electrical current that passes from a patient to the return electrode. The conductive element and the pads can cooperate to define two separate working surfaces on opposing sides of the return electrode. The return electrode can also be safely used with patients of substantially any size and without requiring adjustments to the power settings of an electrosurgical generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Melissa K. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20170365948
    Abstract: Cable connection systems allow for an electrosurgical return electrode to be simultaneously connected to multiple ESUs. The cable connection systems can include individual return cables for simultaneous connection to each of the ESUs. The cable connection system can also include a junction that joins, connects, or associates the return cables in a manner that allows for the multiple ESU cables to be electrically connected to the return electrode at a single connection point on the return electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep
  • Publication number: 20170360505
    Abstract: An electrosurgical return electrode configured for operable association with a transponder detection unit. The return electrode includes a conductive element having an aperture array configured to allow passage of a magnetic, electric, or electromagnetic interrogation signal from the transponder detection unit through the conductive element and through the return electrode. The return electrode is positionable over a transponder detection unit such that the return electrode may be placed upon the transponder detection unit and a patient may be positioned upon the return electrode. The return electrode enables the detection of a transponder located on, within, and/or near the patient without the need for repositioning the patient relative to the return electrode and without the need for positioning an ancillary transponder reader or transmitter above the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep
  • Publication number: 20170020598
    Abstract: A portable, battery powered electrosurgical wave generator is usable in performing electrically driven medical procedures. The wave generator can be small and lightweight to enable a user to carry and use the wave generator in non-operating room type settings. The wave generator can include a control unit that generates output signals in each of a cutting mode, coagulation mode, and a bipolar mode. The control unit can use a single circuit structure to generate the output signals for the cutting, coagulation, and bipolar modes. The output signals can be generated solely from a voltage produced by an incorporated battery within the generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Roger Millis, Ryan D. Lewis, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep, Chad S. Frampton
  • Publication number: 20160199118
    Abstract: An electrosurgical electrode comprises an elongated body having a cross-sectional area and longitudinal side edges forming longitudinal cutting edges adapted for electrosurgical dissection along a plane. The body has a configuration, wherein: the thickness of the side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, forming only one cutting edge, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.000150 in2 per cutting edge; or the thickness of a first side edge is greater than 0.01? and the thickness of a second side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.001 in2 per cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Brian J. Walter, Darcy W. Greep
  • Publication number: 20160199119
    Abstract: An electrosurgical electrode comprises an elongated body having a cross-sectional area and longitudinal side edges forming longitudinal cutting edges adapted for electrosurgical dissection along a plane. The body has a configuration, wherein: the thickness of the side edge is greater than 0.01?, forming two or more cutting edges, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.0004 in2 per cutting edge; the thickness of the side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, forming only one cutting edge, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.000150 in2 per cutting edge; or the thickness of a first side edge is greater than 0.01? and the thickness of a second side edge is less than or equal to 0.01?, and the cross-sectional area-to-number of cutting edges ratio is less than or equal to 0.001 per cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Paul R. Borgmeier, Brian J. Walter, Darcy W. Greep
  • Patent number: 9375253
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument that reduces the amount of fatigue experienced by a physician performing electrosurgery includes a hand piece with a utility conduit connected to the hand piece. The utility conduit can include an electrical cable and a smoke/fluid evacuation hose. The location at which the utility conduit exits the hand piece is selectively adjustable to reduce the resistance to the movement of the electrosurgical instrument created by the weight of the utility conduit. An electrosurgical instrument may also include an extendable shaft that allows for selective adjustment of the reach of the operational capabilities of the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Darcy W. Greep, Paul R. Borgmeier, Chad S. Frampton
  • Publication number: 20150182278
    Abstract: A self-limiting electrosurgical return electrode for use with electrosurgical procedures is disclosed. The return electrode includes a conductive element and pads disposed on opposing sides of the conductive element. The conductive element, optionally in combination with the pads, is configured to limit the density of electrical current that passes from a patient to the return electrode. The conductive element and the pads can cooperate to define two separate working surfaces on opposing sides of the return electrode. The return electrode can also be safely used with patients of substantially any size and without requiring adjustments to the power settings of an electrosurgical generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Melissa K. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20150182280
    Abstract: A self-limiting electrosurgical return electrode for use with electrosurgical procedures is disclosed. The return electrode includes a conductive element and pads disposed on opposing sides of the conductive element. The conductive element, optionally in combination with the pads, is configured to limit the density of electrical current that passes from a patient to the return electrode. The conductive element and the pads can cooperate to define two separate working surfaces on opposing sides of the return electrode. The return electrode can also be safely used with patients of substantially any size and without requiring adjustments to the power settings of an electrosurgical generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Michael D. Ehninger, Paul R. Borgmeier, Darcy W. Greep, Roger Millis, Melissa K. Fischer
  • Patent number: 8932280
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instruments associated with controlling the operating modes of an electrosurgical instrument using control signals delivered in a wireless manner from the electrosurgical instrument to an electrosurgical generator. The electrosurgical instrument transmits wireless control signals to the electrosurgical generator to initiate delivery of electrosurgical energy. The control signals are delivered to the electrosurgical generator without the need for a conductive cord extending between the electrosurgical generator and the electrosurgical instrument. The energy is delivered to the electrosurgical instrument, in response to the wireless control signals, along a path through an electrode and the physician utilizing the electrosurgical instrument and/or a conductive path external to the physician. The electrode upon which the physician rests provides a path for the electrosurgical energy and optionally prevents burning of the physician during an electrosurgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Isaacson, Paul R. Borgmeier, Tremayne Paul Mikalauski
  • Patent number: 8882767
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument that reduces the amount of fatigue experienced by a physician performing electrosurgery includes a hand piece with a utility conduit connected to the hand piece at a central portion of the hand piece. The utility conduit can include an electrical cable and a smoke/fluid evacuation hose. The hand piece can include a channel system that receives a portion of the utility conduit therein and allows a physician to adjust the location on the hand piece at which the utility conduit exits the hand piece. Adjusting the location on the hand piece at which the utility conduit exits the hand piece can reduce the resistance to the movement of the electrosurgical instrument created by the weight of the utility conduit, which leads to less fatigue in a physician's hand during electrosurgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Darcy W. Greep, Paul R. Borgmeier, Chad S. Frampton
  • Patent number: 8882768
    Abstract: An electrosurgical instrument that reduces the amount of fatigue experienced by a physician performing electrosurgery includes a hand piece with a utility conduit connected to the hand piece at a central portion of the hand piece. The utility conduit can include an electrical cable and a smoke/fluid evacuation hose. The hand piece can include a channel system that receives a portion of the utility conduit therein and allows a physician to adjust the location on the hand piece at which the utility conduit exits the hand piece. Adjusting the location on the hand piece at which the utility conduit exits the hand piece can reduce the resistance to the movement of the electrosurgical instrument created by the weight of the utility conduit, which leads to less fatigue in a physician's hand during electrosurgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Darcy W. Greep, Paul R. Borgmeier, Chad S. Frampton