Patents by Inventor Philip E. Eggers

Philip E. Eggers 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: 11324541
    Abstract: Thermal cutting surgical instruments incorporate a blade incorporating a first substrate of high thermal conductivity material in the heated portion of the blade and a support and, the first substrate of high thermal conductivity material joined to a second substrate of low thermal conductivity material in the support region of the blade; an electrically insulative dielectric layer disposed on the first surface of the first substrate and on the first surface of second substrate; an electrically resistive heating element disposed on the electrically insulative dielectric; electrically conductive power leads and electrically conductive sense leads disposed on the electrically insulative dielectric layer and that are in electrical communication with the electrically resistive heating element; and an electrically insulative dielectric overcoat layer disposed on the electrically resistive heating element and on the distal portion of the electrically conductive power leads and electrically conductive sense leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Eggers & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Patent number: 11278261
    Abstract: A system for detecting/quantifying the conductance of a right-to-left cardiac shunt includes a mouthpiece assembly, a solenoid-driven vacuum/pressurization assembly; a controller for operating the solenoid-driven vacuum/pressurization assembly; and a monitor for displaying the instructions from the controller. A microbubble counting cell and digital image sensor are combined with software-based image analysis to determine a number of microbubbles contained in a microbubble counting zone. A monitor enables operator specification of total volume of contrast agent to be injected into the patient. One or more first Doppler ultrasound transducer arrays are positioned adjacent to targeted intracranial arteries at one side of the skull or a pair of first Doppler ultrasound transducer arrays positioned adjacent to targeted intracranial arteries at both sides of the skull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PFOmetrix, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Andrew R. Eggers, David Thomas Dobson
  • Publication number: 20220061904
    Abstract: The recovery of an intact volume of tissue proceeds with a delivery cannula distal end positioned in confronting adjacency with the volume of tissue to be recovered. A tissue cutting and capture assembly formed of a plurality of metal leafs is deployed from the distal end of the delivery cannula. The tips of these leafs carry a pursing cable assembly, which is electrically excited to electrosurgically cut around and circumscribe the tissue volume. These pursing cables are tensioned to complete the envelopment of the tissue volumes by drawing the leaf tips together. An essential attribute of the disclosed apparatus is the confinement of the path of electrical conduction of constant current required to achieve tissue cutting to only those portions of the deploying and retracting resistively heated portion of the electrically conductive cutting and pursing cable that are in direct contact with tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Andrew Eggers
  • Publication number: 20220022758
    Abstract: The disclosure provides wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device that incorporates a non-invasive sensor based on optical and/or electrical signals transmitted into and received from human tissue containing blood vessels, and that transcutaneously quantifies the wearer's heart rate. The heart-rate quantification enables the detection of the absence of any heart beat by the wearable detection and alerting device indicative of the occurrence of a cardiac arrest, wherein the heart is no longer achieving effective blood circulation in the individual wearing the device. The display on the wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device may include the elapsed time since the time of detection of a heart rate that is below a predetermine lower limit value, i.e., the detected occurrence of a cardiac arrest event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Eric A. Eggers, Benjamin Z. Bailey, Andrew Eggers
  • Patent number: 11219373
    Abstract: The disclosure provides wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device that incorporates a non-invasive sensor based on optical and/or electrical signals transmitted into and received from human tissue containing blood vessels, and that transcutaneously quantifies the wearer's heart rate. The heart-rate quantification enables the detection of the absence of any heart beat by the wearable detection and alerting device indicative of the occurrence of a cardiac arrest, wherein the heart is no longer achieving effective blood circulation in the individual wearing the device. The display on the wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device may include the elapsed time since the time of detection of a heart rate that is below a predetermine lower limit value, i.e., the detected occurrence of a cardiac arrest event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Eggers & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Eric A. Eggers, Andrew Eggers, Benjamin A. Bailey
  • Patent number: 11219480
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft tissue excision apparatus having a handle and an elongated blade support member extending from the handle. The distal end of blade support member includes a first thermally conductive blade support arm and a second thermally conductive blade support arm. An electrically heatable blade is supported at and electrically isolated from the distal ends of the two thermally conductive blade support arms. A first electrically conductive lead extends from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a first blade heater contact pad. A second electrically conductive lead extends from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a second blade heater contact pad. First and second electrically conductive flexible leads extend from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hemostatix Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Brad Beale, Jerry Van Eyck
  • Publication number: 20210227634
    Abstract: An isothermal cooking plate assembly is formed from a first plate of high thermal conductivity material having a back surface and an oppositely disposed top cooking surface. One or more heater circuit assemblies are disposed on the first plate back surface for forming a composite having a back surface. A controller is in electrical connection with the heater circuit assemblies for controlling temperature of the first plate of high thermal conductivity material. The first plate can be Aluminum Type 1100 or Aluminum Type 6061. The first plate can be a laminate formed from a clad bottom metal layer and clad top cooking surface metal layer, where the clad layers formed from the same material and having about the same thickness. The clad material can be austenitic stainless steel. A second plate of low thermal conductivity material can be attached to the composite back surface of first plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Patent number: 10995959
    Abstract: An isothermal cooking plate assembly is formed from a first plate of high thermal conductivity material having a back surface and an oppositely disposed top cooking surface. One or more heater circuit assemblies are disposed on the first plate back surface for forming a composite having a back surface. A controller is in electrical connection with the heater circuit assemblies for controlling temperature of the first plate of high thermal conductivity material. The first plate can be aluminum Type 1100 or aluminum Type 6061. The first plate can be a laminate formed from a clad bottom metal layer and clad top cooking surface metal layer, where the clad layers formed from the same material and having about the same thickness. The clad material can be austenitic stainless steel. A second plate of low thermal conductivity material can be attached to the composite back surface of first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Eggers & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Publication number: 20210077175
    Abstract: A hemostatic surgical blade is formed of five symmetrically layers. A martensitic stainless steel core with oppositely disposed faces is bonded to layers exhibiting a high thermal conductivity which, in turn, are supported by buttressing layers of austenitic stainless steel. A thin aluminum layer is deposited on one side of blade blanks to enable chemical reaction bonding to electrically insulative dielectric inks formulated for use with aluminum substrates. The blade is heated by a blade heating circuit that is manufactured by thick-film printing and firing an electrically resistive heating element layer and an electrically conductive leads on an electrically insulative dielectric layer with all layers subsequently covered by a thick-film printed electrically insulative dielectric overcoat. Tissue contacting portions of blade are coated with a very thin non-stick coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Hemostatix Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Brad Beale
  • Publication number: 20190192209
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft tissue excision apparatus having a handle and an elongated blade support member extending from the handle. The distal end of blade support member includes a first thermally conductive blade support arm and a second thermally conductive blade support arm. An electrically heatable blade is supported at and electrically isolated from the distal ends of the two thermally conductive blade support arms. A first electrically conductive lead extends from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a first blade heater contact pad. A second electrically conductive lead extends from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a second blade heater contact pad. First and second electrically conductive flexible leads extend from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: Hemostatix Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Brad Beale, Jerry Van Eyck
  • Publication number: 20190099210
    Abstract: Thermal cutting surgical instruments incorporate a blade incorporating a first substrate of high thermal conductivity material in the heated portion of the blade and a support and, the first substrate of high thermal conductivity material joined to a second substrate of low thermal conductivity material in the support region of the blade; an electrically insulative dielectric layer disposed on the first surface of the first substrate and on the first surface of second substrate; an electrically resistive heating element disposed on the electrically insulative dielectric; electrically conductive power leads and electrically conductive sense leads disposed on the electrically insulative dielectric layer and that are in electrical communication with the electrically resistive heating element; and an electrically insulative dielectric overcoat layer disposed on the electrically resistive heating element and on the distal portion of the electrically conductive power leads and electrically conductive sense leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Publication number: 20180328591
    Abstract: An isothermal cooking plate assembly is formed from a first plate of high thermal conductivity material having a back surface and an oppositely disposed top cooking surface. One or more heater circuit assemblies are disposed on the first plate back surface for forming a composite having a back surface. A controller is in electrical connection with the heater circuit assemblies for controlling temperature of the first plate of high thermal conductivity material. The first plate can be aluminum Type 1100 or aluminum Type 6061. The first plate can be a laminate formed from a clad bottom metal layer and clad top cooking surface metal layer, where the clad layers formed from the same material and having about the same thickness. The clad material can be austenitic stainless steel. A second plate of low thermal conductivity material can be attached to the composite back surface of first plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Publication number: 20180206902
    Abstract: The recovery of an intact volume of tissue proceeds with a delivery cannula distal end positioned in confronting adjacency with the volume of tissue to be recovered. A tissue cutting and capture assembly formed of a plurality of metal leafs is deployed from the distal end of the delivery cannula. The tips of these leafs carry a pursing cable assembly, which is electrically excited to electrosurgically cut around and circumscribe the tissue volume. These pursing cables are tensioned to complete the envelopment of the tissue volumes by drawing the leaf tips together. An essential attribute of the disclosed apparatus is the confinement of the path of electrical conduction of constant current required to achieve tissue cutting to only those portions of the deploying and retracting resistively heated portion of the electrically conductive cutting and pursing cable that are in direct contact with tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Andrew Eggers
  • Publication number: 20180132722
    Abstract: A scan completeness auditing system for screening a volume of tissue comprising a manual image scanning device having an imaging probe, a position tracking system configured to track and record the position of the imaging probe during use, and a controller in communication with the recording system and the manual image scanning device, the controller configured to electronically receive and record the scanned images from the manual image scanning device, and to measure an image-to-image spacing and a scan-to-scan spacing between the scanned images within scan sequence and between scan sequences respectively. The scan completeness auditing system is further adapted to provide an alert to the operator if the image-to-image or scan-to-scan spacing exceeds an acceptable value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Philip E. EGGERS, Scott P. HUNTLEY, Eric A. EGGERS, Bruce A. ROBINSON
  • Publication number: 20170172424
    Abstract: The disclosure provides wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device that incorporates a non-invasive sensor based on optical and/or electrical signals transmitted into and received from human tissue containing blood vessels, and that transcutaneously quantifies the wearer's heart rate. The heart-rate quantification enables the detection of the absence of any heart beat by the wearable detection and alerting device indicative of the occurrence of a cardiac arrest, wherein the heart is no longer achieving effective blood circulation in the individual wearing the device. The display on the wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device may include the elapsed time since the time of detection of a heart rate that is below a predetermine lower limit value, i.e., the detected occurrence of a cardiac arrest event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Eric A. Eggers, Andrew Eggers, Benjamin A. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20170130965
    Abstract: An isothermal cooking plate assembly is formed from a first plate of high thermal conductivity material having a back surface and an oppositely disposed top cooking surface. One or more heater circuit assemblies are disposed on the first plate back surface for forming a composite having a back surface. A controller is in electrical connection with the heater circuit assemblies for controlling temperature of the first plate of high thermal conductivity material. The first plate can be substantially pure one or more aluminum, substantially pure copper, or aluminum nitride. The first plate can be a laminate formed from a clad bottom metal layer and clad top cooking surface metal layer, where the clad layers formed from the same material and having about the same thickness. The clad material can be austenitic stainless steel. A second plate of low thermal conductivity material can be attached to the composite back surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Publication number: 20170122571
    Abstract: An isothermal cooking plate assembly is formed from a first plate of high thermal conductivity material having a back surface and an oppositely disposed top cooking surface. One or more heater circuit assemblies are disposed on the first plate back surface for forming a composite having a back surface. A controller is in electrical connection with the heater circuit assemblies for controlling temperature of the first plate of high thermal conductivity material. The first plate can be substantially pure one or more aluminum, substantially pure copper, or aluminum nitride. The first plate can be a laminate formed from a clad bottom metal layer and clad top cooking surface metal layer, where the clad layers formed from the same material and having about the same thickness. The clad material can be austenitic stainless steel. A second plate of low thermal conductivity material can be attached to the composite back surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip E. Eggers
  • Publication number: 20160242836
    Abstract: Disclosed is a soft tissue excision apparatus having a handle and an elongated blade support member extending from the handle. The distal end of blade support member includes a first thermally conductive blade support arm and a second thermally conductive blade support arm. An electrically heatable blade is supported at and electrically isolated from the distal ends of the two thermally conductive blade support arms. A first electrically conductive lead extends from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a first blade heater contact pad. A second electrically conductive lead extends from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a second blade heater contact pad. First and second electrically conductive flexible leads extend from the proximal end of the thermally conductive blade support member to a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicant: Hemostatix Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Brad Beale, Jerry Van Eyck
  • Publication number: 20160174857
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device that incorporates a non-invasive sensor based on optical and/or electrical signals transmitted into and received from human tissue containing blood vessels, and that transcutaneously quantifies the wearer's heart rate. The heart-rate quantification enables the detection of the absence of any heart beat by the wearable detection and alerting device indicative of the occurrence of a cardiac arrest, wherein the heart is no longer achieving effective blood circulation in the individual wearing the device. The display on the wearable cardiac arrest detection and alerting device may include the elapsed time since the time of detection of a heart rate that is below a predetermine lower limit value, i.e., the detected occurrence of a cardiac arrest event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: Eggers & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E. Eggers, Eric A. Eggers, Benjamin Z. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20160100821
    Abstract: A scan completeness auditing system for use with an ultrasound imaging console in screening a volume of tissue comprising a location tracking system comprising at least one position sensor adapted to couple to an imaging probe and at least one orientation sensor adapted to couple to the probe, the position and orientation sensors configured to provide data corresponding to the position and orientation of the imaging probe and a receiver comprising a controller configured to receive the position and orientation data from the location tracking system and to electronically receive and record a first scan sequence comprising a first set of scanned images representing cross-sections of the tissue from the imaging probe. The controller can be configured to assign a replay dwell time to each image in the scan sequence. The dwell time for each image can be based on a relative spacing for that image in the scan sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 14, 2016
    Inventors: Philip E. EGGERS, Scott P. HUNTLEY, Eric A. EGGERS, Bruce A. ROBINSON