Patents by Inventor Peter E. Schuerch, JR.

Peter E. Schuerch, JR. 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: 20180289576
    Abstract: A limb holder comprising: a mounting bracket for attachment to a surgical table; a mounting element comprising a spheroidal surface for attachment to said mounting bracket; a clamping assembly for providing a clamping engagement about said spheroidal surface of said mounting element, said clamping assembly comprising an upper jaw and a lower jaw, wherein said upper jaw and said lower jaw are biased towards one another so as to provide said clamping engagement about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element; a limb support element mounted to said clamping assembly via a support rod; and a release mechanism mounted to said support rod and connected to said clamping assembly for selectively releasing said clamping engagement of said clamping assembly about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element, whereby to allow said limb support element to be repositioned relative to said mounting element and hence repositioned relative to the surgical table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, JR.
  • Patent number: 9801771
    Abstract: A limb holder comprising: a mounting bracket for attachment to a surgical table; a mounting element comprising a spheroidal surface for attachment to said mounting bracket; a clamping assembly for providing a clamping engagement about said spheroidal surface of said mounting element, said clamping assembly comprising an upper jaw and a lower jaw, wherein said upper jaw and said lower jaw are biased towards one another so as to provide said clamping engagement about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element; a limb support element mounted to said clamping assembly via a support rod; and a release mechanism mounted to said support rod and connected to said clamping assembly for selectively releasing said clamping engagement of said clamping assembly about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element, whereby to allow said limb support element to be repositioned relative to said mounting element and hence repositioned relative to the surgical table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20170296417
    Abstract: A surgical boot mount for mounting a surgical boot to a support rod of a limb holder, the surgical boot mount comprising: a projection having a first section and a second section, wherein the first section is attached to the sole of the surgical boot, wherein the first section comprises a first diameter and the second section comprises a second diameter, and further wherein the second diameter is larger than the first diameter; and a releasable locking mechanism mounted to the support rod of the limb holder, wherein the releasable locking mechanism comprises a first key comprising a first keyway and a second key comprising a second keyway, wherein the second key is slidably connected to the first key, wherein the first key is biased away from the second key, wherein the first keyway and the second keyway overlap to form an opening at least as large as the second diameter when an inwardly-directed force is applied to the first key so as to overcome the bias, and further wherein the opening is reduced to a size
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, JR.
  • Patent number: 9782316
    Abstract: An adjustable-position support arm comprising a plurality of tubular elements connected to one another in series of joints; a locking mechanism disposed at each joint so that a first portion of the locking mechanism is secured to a first tubular element of that joint and a second portion of the locking mechanism is secured to the second tubular element of that same joint wherein the locking mechanism is configured in a locked condition to prevent rotation of the first tubular element relative to the second tubular element selectively unlocked condition so that the first tubular element is rotatable relative to the second tubular element; and an actuator for actuating all of the locking mechanisms from their locked condition to their unlocked condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Peter E. Schuerch, Jr., Hermanus Stephanus Pretorius
  • Publication number: 20170165143
    Abstract: A limb holder comprising: a mounting element comprising a spheroidal surface; a support rod mounted to the mounting element; a limb support element for receiving a limb of a patient, the limb support element being configured for mounting to the support rod; a mounting bracket for attachment to a surgical table; a clamping assembly for providing a clamping engagement about the spheroidal surface of the mounting element, the clamping assembly being configured for attachment to the mounting bracket, and the clamping assembly comprising an upper jaw and a lower jaw, wherein the upper jaw and the lower jaw are biased towards one another so as to provide the clamping engagement about the sphereoidal surface of the mounting element; and a release mechanism mounted to the support rod and connected to the clamping assembly for selectively releasing the clamping engagement of the clamping assembly about the sphereoidal surface of the mounting element, whereby to allow the mounting element to be repositioned relative to
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, JR.
  • Publication number: 20170095387
    Abstract: An adjustable-position support arm for a medical table, the adjustable-position support arm comprising: a plurality of tubular elements connected to one another in series at a plurality of joints; a locking mechanism disposed at each joint so that a first portion of the locking mechanism is secured to a first tubular element of that joint and a second portion of the locking mechanism is secured to the second tubular element of that same joint, wherein the locking mechanism is normally configured in a locked condition so as to prevent rotation of the first tubular element relative to the second tubular element, and further wherein the locking mechanism may be selectively reconfigured in an unlocked condition so that the first tubular element is rotatable relative to the second tubular element; and an actuator for simultaneously reconfiguring all of the locking mechanisms from their locked condition to their unlocked condition, whereby to permit the plurality of tubular elements to be rotated about the plura
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, JR.
  • Patent number: 9333142
    Abstract: An adjustable-position support arm for a medical table, the adjustable-position support arm comprising: a plurality of tubular elements connected to one another in series at a plurality of joints; a locking mechanism disposed at each joint so that a first portion of the locking mechanism is secured to a first tubular element of that joint and a second portion of the locking mechanism is secured to the second tubular element of that same joint, wherein the locking mechanism is normally configured in a locked condition so as to prevent rotation of the first tubular element relative to the second tubular element, and further wherein the locking mechanism may be selectively reconfigured in an unlocked condition so that the first tubular element is rotatable relative to the second tubular element; and an actuator for simultaneously reconfiguring all of the locking mechanisms from their locked condition to their unlocked condition, whereby to permit the plurality of tubular elements to be rotated about the plura
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Peter E Schuerch, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140208514
    Abstract: An adjustable-position support arm for a medical table, the adjustable-position support arm comprising: a plurality of tubular elements connected to one another in series at a plurality of joints; a locking mechanism disposed at each joint so that a first portion of the locking mechanism is secured to a first tubular element of that joint and a second portion of the locking mechanism is secured to the second tubular element of that same joint, wherein the locking mechanism is normally configured in a locked condition so as to prevent rotation of the first tubular element relative to the second tubular element, and further wherein the locking mechanism may be selectively reconfigured in an unlocked condition so that the first tubular element is rotatable relative to the second tubular element; and an actuator for simultaneously reconfiguring all of the locking mechanisms from their locked condition to their unlocked condition, whereby to permit the plurality of tubular elements to be rotated about the plura
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140101851
    Abstract: A limb holder comprising: a mounting bracket for attachment to a surgical table; a mounting element comprising a spheroidal surface for attachment to said mounting bracket; a clamping assembly for providing a clamping engagement about said spheroidal surface of said mounting element, said clamping assembly comprising an upper jaw and a lower jaw, wherein said upper jaw and said lower jaw are biased towards one another so as to provide said clamping engagement about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element; a limb support element mounted to said clamping assembly via a support rod; and a release mechanism mounted to said support rod and connected to said clamping assembly for selectively releasing said clamping engagement of said clamping assembly about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element, whereby to allow said limb support element to be repositioned relative to said mounting element and hence repositioned relative to the surgical table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, JR.