Patents by Inventor Philip Eggers

Philip 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: 10149712
    Abstract: A thermal surgical tool comprising a conductor having a ferromagnetic material attached thereto is provided. The conductor may include a support of sufficiently high Young's modulus to resist bending when the surgical tool is being used to treat tissue. One or more intervening layers may be disposed between the support and the ferromagnetic material. Each of the intervening layers may be selected for a property that facilitates construction of the surgical tool and/or enhances a functionality of the surgical tool. The thermal surgical tool can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, Philip Eggers, Mark Stringham, Paul Hammond, David J. McNally
  • Publication number: 20170209200
    Abstract: A sealing and/or cutting instrument having a thermally active surface or element which may be used to seal and then cut tissue, ducts, vessels, etc., apart. The instrument may include a thermally active surface or element comprised of a conductor covered with a ferromagnetic material. The instrument may contact tissue with one or more surfaces comprised of a non-stick material. A sensor in communication with the instrument may be used to monitor a therapeutic procedure and signal when sealing and/or cutting of a tissue is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim H. Manwaring, David J. McNally, Philip Eggers, Preston Manwaring, Mark Stringham, Kent Beck, David Wright, Josh Middel
  • Patent number: 9526558
    Abstract: A sealing and/or cutting instrument having a thermally active surface or element which may be used to seal and then cut tissue, ducts, vessels, etc., apart. The instrument may include a thermally active surface or element comprised of a conductor covered with a ferromagnetic material. The instrument may contact tissue with one or more surfaces comprised of a non-stick material. A sensor in communication with the instrument may be used to monitor a therapeutic procedure and signal when sealing and/or cutting of a tissue is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim H. Manwaring, David J. McNally, Philip Eggers, Preston Manwaring, Mark Stringham, Kent Beck, David Wright, Josh Middel
  • Publication number: 20160030103
    Abstract: A thermal surgical tool comprising a conductor having a ferromagnetic material attached thereto is provided. The conductor may include a support of sufficiently high Young's modulus to resist bending when the surgical tool is being used to treat tissue. One or more intervening layers may be disposed between the support and the ferromagnetic material. Each of the intervening layers may be selected for a property that facilitates construction of the surgical tool and/or enhances a functionality of the surgical tool. The thermal surgical tool can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, Philip Eggers, Mark Stringham, Paul Hammond, David J. McNally
  • Patent number: 9149321
    Abstract: A cooling system for a surgical handpiece may provide fluid flow to the surgical tip and to the internal electronic components to prevent temperatures that may damage or make the patient or surgeon uncomfortable. Tip directed gas further controls the tip-tissue interface by displacing blood or serum from the incision point, increasing precision and diminishing coagulum build-up. In the alternative, cooling fluid may be used to quench tissue being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Stringham, Preston Manwaring, Kim Manwaring, Philip Eggers
  • Publication number: 20150141864
    Abstract: A heating and monitoring system is described having a radiometer to monitor temperature of internal tissue and or bodily fluids in a non-invasive way. The radiometer may comprise a multi-frequency radiometer to allow for taking a temperature reading at a desired depth within the tissue of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Douglas G. Turnquist, Brent W. Snow, Philip Eggers
  • Patent number: 9017296
    Abstract: An improved safety occluder and method of use provides an occluder for an infusion set having a first, occluding position, a second, non-occluding position which returns to the first, occluding position when the occluder's plunger is released, and a third, non-occluding position which retains the plunger in a configuration which allows fluid flow through the infusion set. The occluder may also include a locking mechanism to prevent accidental movement of the plunger out of the first, occluding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Beck, Philip Eggers, Jeff Juretich, Ryan Federspiel
  • Patent number: 9004886
    Abstract: A pressure monitoring system allows for more accurate and reliable measurement of the pressure inside of a tube in a pump. The pressure monitoring system prevents movement of the tubing or a change in size of the tubing due to external forces applied to the pump, eliminating inaccuracies due to handling of the pump during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Beck, Philip Eggers, Larry Walker
  • Publication number: 20150088114
    Abstract: A cooling system for a surgical handpiece may provide fluid flow to the surgical tip and to the internal electronic components to prevent temperatures that may damage or make the patient or surgeon uncomfortable. Tip directed gas further controls the tip-tissue interface by displacing blood or serum from the incision point, increasing precision and diminishing coagulum build-up. In the alternative, cooling fluid may be used to quench tissue being treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Stringham, Preston Manwaring, Kim Manwaring, Philip Eggers
  • Patent number: 8939913
    Abstract: A heating and monitoring system is described having a focused antenna to monitor temperature of internal tissue and or bodily fluids in a non-invasive way. The focused antenna is shielded to form and relatively small and manageable package that can be placed to monitor internal tissue and/or bodily fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Thermimage, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Turnquist, Brent W. Snow, Philip Eggers
  • Patent number: 8939912
    Abstract: A system is described having a heating device with a focused antenna array, a chair, a cabinet, at least one temperature monitoring device, a cooling system, and a controller. The system may be used to heat and monitor internal tissue and/or fluid in an individual in a non-invasive way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Thermimage, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Turnquist, Brent W. Snow, Philip Eggers
  • Publication number: 20150018767
    Abstract: An anti-free-flow mechanism includes an occluder mechanism which is disposed along a segment of tubing and a mounting structure. The occluder mechanism is normally in a biased closed position, but may be moved into an open position by placement in the mounting structure. However, unless force is applied to keep the occluder mechanism in the mounting structure, the occluder will move relative to the mounting structure and return to the first, closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Kent Beck, Jason Bultman, Jeffery T. Juretich, Philip Eggers, Ryan Federspiel, Blake Allen
  • Patent number: 8932279
    Abstract: A cooling system for a surgical handpiece may provide fluid flow to the surgical tip and to the internal electronic components to prevent temperatures that may damage or make the patient or surgeon uncomfortable. Tip directed gas further controls the tip-tissue interface by displacing blood or serum from the incision point, increasing precision and diminishing coagulum build-up. In the alternative, cooling fluid may be used to quench tissue being treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Domain Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Stringham, Preston Manwaring, Kim Manwaring, Philip Eggers
  • Patent number: 8876787
    Abstract: An anti-free-flow mechanism includes an occluder mechanism which is disposed along a segment of tubing and a mounting structure. The occluder mechanism is normally in a biased closed position, but may be moved into an open position by placement in the mounting structure. However, unless force is applied to keep the occluder mechanism in the mounting structure, the occluder will move relative to the mounting structure and return to the first, closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Beck, Jason Bultman, Jeff Juretich, Philip Eggers, Ryan Federspiel, Blake Allen
  • Patent number: 8752436
    Abstract: A pressure sensor and method of use provides for the detection of a sudden increase or decrease of pressure within tubing during the administration of solutions to a patient. Detection of an occlusion, partial or other significant pressure change in the tubing is accomplished by measuring the compression and/or expansion of the tubing. Transfer of the change in force within the tubing is communicated from the tubing to a sensor by a transfer rod which as a membrane attached thereto to provide a seal thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Beck, Philip Eggers
  • Patent number: 8539672
    Abstract: A method for forming peristaltic pump cassettes includes cutting tubing segments to different lengths based on the physical properties of the individual tubing segments. The size variations compensate for the physical parameters of the tube and improve accuracy in a peristaltic pump using the cassettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Eggers
  • Patent number: 8425470
    Abstract: An anti-free-flow mechanism includes an occluder mechanism which is disposed along a segment of tubing. The occluder mechanism is normally in a biased closed position, but may be moved into an open position by moving an engagement member into engagement with the tubing segment to deform the tubing segment and open a flow channel. Unless force is applied to keep the engagement member in contact with the tubing segment, the tubing will return to the first, closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Beck, Philip Eggers
  • Publication number: 20130066310
    Abstract: A sealing and/or cutting instrument having a thermally active surface or element which may be used to seal and then cut tissue, ducts, vessels, etc., apart. The instrument may include a thermally active surface or element comprised of a conductor covered with a ferromagnetic material. The instrument may contact tissue with one or more surfaces comprised of a non-stick material. A sensor in communication with the instrument may be used to monitor a therapeutic procedure and signal when sealing and/or cutting of a tissue is complete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kim H. Manwaring, David J. McNally, Philip Eggers, Preston Manwaring, Mark Stringham, Kent Beck, David Wright, Josh Middel
  • Publication number: 20130023866
    Abstract: A cooling system for a surgical handpiece may provide fluid flow to the surgical tip and to the internal electronic components to prevent temperatures that may damage or make the patient or surgeon uncomfortable. Tip directed gas further controls the tip-tissue interface by displacing blood or serum from the incision point, increasing precision and diminishing coagulum build-up. In the alternative, cooling fluid may be used to quench tissue being treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Stringham, Preston Manwaring, Kim Manwaring, Philip Eggers
  • Publication number: 20130012934
    Abstract: A thermal surgical tool comprising a conductor having a ferromagnetic material attached thereto is provided. The conductor may include a support of sufficiently high Young's modulus to resist bending when the surgical tool is being used to treat tissue. One or more intervening layers may be disposed between the support and the ferromagnetic material. Each of the intervening layers may be selected for a property that facilitates construction of the surgical tool and/or enhances a functionality of the surgical tool. The thermal surgical tool can be used for separating tissue, coagulation, tissue destruction or achieving other desired tissue effects in numerous surgical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Kim Manwaring, Philip Eggers, Mark Stringham, Paul Hammond, David J. McNally