Patents by Inventor Philipp Seiler

Philipp Seiler 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: 20200149571
    Abstract: In order to provide a connecting device for connecting two components, which is simple to manufacture and enables a stable and reliable connection of the two components, it is proposed that the connecting device comprises a main body which comprises a receiving channel extending through the main body for accommodating a fixing element, wherein the receiving channel is preferably accessible at one end by way of an insertion opening of the main body and/or preferably at a (further) end by way of a fixing opening of the main body, wherein the main body preferably further comprises an actuating opening that is different from the insertion opening and/or the fixing opening, by way of which in particular the fixing element arranged in the receiving channel is preferably accessible for the actuation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Lamello AG
    Inventors: Franz Josef HASER, Franz BAUR, Patrick JEKER, Philipp SEILER
  • Publication number: 20200102122
    Abstract: A cartridge for a material to be dispensed includes a rigid head part having a dispensing outlet and a flexible film forming a cartridge wall, with the film bounding a cartridge chamber for the material to be dispensed, extending at least partially in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge and having a front end that is connected to the head part, wherein the head part has an outer circumferential surface. An inner surface of the front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably connected to the outer circumferential surface of the head part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Philipp SEILER, Richard LAVELANET, Tobias BODENMÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20200030115
    Abstract: An implant or endoprosthesis suitable to be implanted in human or animal tissue includes two (or more than two) parts to be joined in situ. Each one of the parts includes a joining location, the two joining locations facing each other when the device parts are positioned for being joined together, wherein one of the joining locations includes a material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration and the other one of the joining locations includes a material which is not liquefiable by mechanical vibration and a structure (e.g. undercut cavities or protrusions) suitable for forming a positive fit connection with the liquefiable material. The joining process is effected by pressing the two device parts against each other and by applying ultrasonic vibration to one of the device parts when the two parts are positioned relative to each other such that the two joining locations are in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Andrea Müller, Thomas Knecht, Philipp Seiler, Urs Weber, Christopher Rast, Jörg Mayer, Stephanie Mehl, Milica Berra
  • Publication number: 20200032828
    Abstract: A connecting device is provided including one or more connecting elements arranged on at least one connectable part. At least one connecting element includes non-self-cutting retaining projections having a curved supporting surface in the form of an arc of a circle in longitudinal section. A groove is provided in one of the connectable parts, the groove having a curved undercut surface in the form of an arc of a circle in longitudinal section and including a base section and two undercut sections which extend away from the base section in a thickness direction. The retaining projections are engageable with the undercut sections of the groove. One or more connecting elements include or are in the form of one or more screw elements, and one or more connecting elements include one or more moveable retaining elements by means of which the parts can be drawn towards and/or pressed against each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Franz Baur, Franz Haser, Philipp Seiler, Patrick Jeker, Samuel Haenni
  • Patent number: 10480558
    Abstract: In order to create a connecting device for fixing and/or connecting objects or components, in particular for connecting furniture or machine parts, which connecting device comprises one or more connecting elements which are easily and reliably fixable in or to one or more components, it is proposed that the connecting device comprise at least one connecting element which is fixable in or to a component and comprises the following: a main body and one or more securing elements, wherein the one or more securing elements are formed in one piece with the main body in an initial position of the connecting device, wherein the one or more securing elements are detachable from the main body by destroying a predetermined break-away region between the main body and the one or the plurality of securing elements and wherein the one or the plurality of securing elements are moveable from the initial position into a securing position for the purposes of fixing the main body in or to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Lamello AG
    Inventors: Patrick Jeker, Philipp Seiler
  • Patent number: 10473133
    Abstract: A connecting device is provided including one or more connecting elements arranged on at least one connectable part. At least one connecting element includes non-self-cutting retaining projections having a curved supporting surface in the form of an arc of a circle in longitudinal section. A groove is provided in one of the connectable parts, the groove having a curved undercut surface in the form of an arc of a circle in longitudinal section and including a base section and two undercut sections which extend away from the base section in a thickness direction. The retaining projections are engageable with the undercut sections of the groove. One or more connecting elements include or are in the form of one or more screw elements, and one or more connecting elements include one or more moveable retaining elements by means of which the parts can be drawn towards and/or pressed against each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Lamello AG
    Inventors: Franz Baur, Franz Haser, Philipp Seiler, Patrick Jeker, Samuel Haenni
  • Patent number: 10470893
    Abstract: An implant or endoprosthesis suitable to be implanted in human or animal tissue includes two (or more than two) parts to be joined in situ. Each one of the parts includes a joining location, the two joining locations facing each other when the device parts are positioned for being joined together, wherein one of the joining locations includes a material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration and the other one of the joining locations includes a material which is not liquefiable by mechanical vibration and a structure (e.g. undercut cavities or protrusions) suitable for forming a positive fit connection with the liquefiable material. The joining process is effected by pressing the two device parts against each other and by applying ultrasonic vibration to one of the device parts when the two parts are positioned relative to each other such that the two joining locations are in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Andrea Müller, Thomas Knecht, Philipp Seiler, Urs Weber, Christopher Rast, Jörg Mayer, Stephanie Mehl, Milica Berra
  • Publication number: 20190314074
    Abstract: A perforated sheath is anchored in a tissue opening with the aid of a tool, wherein the anchorage is achieved with the aid of mechanical vibration and a material which is liquefiable by the vibration. The tool includes a vibrating element and a counter element. Distal portions of both elements are introduced into the sheath to be in contact with each other at an interface. The vibrating element is connected to a vibration source and the vibrating element and the counter element are held against each other for effecting liquefaction of the liquefiable material at the interface. Under the effect of the force applied to the vibrating and counter element for holding them against each other, the liquefied material flows from the interface through the sheath perforation and penetrates the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Mario Lehmann, Andrea Müller, Urs Weber, Philipp Seiler
  • Patent number: 10434528
    Abstract: A cartridge for a medium to be dispensed includes a rigid head part having a dispensing outlet and a flexible film forming a cartridge wall. The film bounds a cartridge chamber for the medium to be dispensed and extends at least partially in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge. The head part includes a collar surrounding the dispensing outlet in a radially outer region of the head part, wherein the collar extends in the longitudinal direction and has an inner circumferential surface. A front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably connected to the inner circumferential surface of the collar. The film is attached to the inner circumferential surface of the head part at a contact surface that is different from the outer surface of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Philipp Seiler, Tobias Bodenmüller
  • Patent number: 10385897
    Abstract: In order to provide an anchor element for fastening an article to a further article, this anchor element being simple and inexpensive to produce and enabling an article to be fastened to a further article simply and reliably, it is proposed that the anchor element should include a base body that takes a hollow form, at least in certain regions, and surrounds a receiving space for receiving a fastening element, wherein the base body includes one or more elastically yielding spring elements that are formed by one or more wall portions of the base body, and these project into the receiving space in an installed condition of the anchor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lamello AG
    Inventors: Philipp Seiler, Patrick Jeker
  • Publication number: 20190241351
    Abstract: A cartridge for a medium to be dispensed includes a head part having a dispensing outlet and a film forming a cartridge wall, with the film bounding a cartridge chamber for the medium to be dispensed, extending at least partially in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge and having a front end that is connected to the head part. The head part has a collar, the collar surrounding the dispensing outlet in a radially outer region of the head part and extending in the longitudinal direction. The front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably connected to the collar of the head part. The collar of the head part has an inner surface extending in the longitudinal direction and includes at least one projection projecting radially inwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Tobias BODENMÜLLER, Richard LAVELANET, Philipp SEILER, Markus HEULE, Hans AEBERHARD
  • Patent number: 10371191
    Abstract: In order to provide a connecting means for connecting a first component and a second component, in particular for connecting furniture parts or machine parts, by means of which the components may be connected to one another simply and reliably, it is proposed that the connecting means includes a first connecting element which in the connected condition of the components is arranged on the first component, and a second connecting element which in the connected condition of the components is arranged on the second component, wherein, for connecting the first component and the second component, a spring element of the first connecting element is configured to come into engagement with a receiving element of the second connecting element, wherein the connecting means, in particular the first connecting element and/or the second connecting element, includes a reinforcing element for reinforcing a spring force of the spring element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Lamello AG, Franz Baur, Franz Haser
    Inventors: Franz Baur, Franz Haser, Patrick Jeker, Philipp Seiler
  • Patent number: 10363077
    Abstract: A perforated sheath is anchored in a tissue opening with the aid of a tool, wherein the anchorage is achieved with the aid of mechanical vibration and a material which is liquefiable by the vibration. The tool includes a vibrating element and a counter element. Distal portions of both elements are introduced into the sheath to be in contact with each other at an interface. The vibrating element is connected to a vibration source and the vibrating element and the counter element are held against each other for effecting liquefaction of the liquefiable material at the interface. Under the effect of the force applied to the vibrating and counter element for holding them against each other, the liquefied material flows from the interface through the sheath perforation and penetrates the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Mario Lehmann, Andrea Müller, Urs Weber, Philipp Seiler
  • Publication number: 20190133777
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jörg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Publication number: 20190128300
    Abstract: In order to provide a spring device which is of simple construction and enables achieving high spring forces and long spring paths, it is proposed that the spring device comprises the following: a spring element which is able to be brought from an initial state into a deflected state by elastic deformation; an abutment element against which the spring element is able to abut for reaching a deflected state of the spring element, wherein at least one end of the spring element is moveable relative to the abutment element by elastic deformation of the spring element, wherein the spring element in the initial state thereof has an increasing distance from the abutment element in the direction of the end of the spring element which is moveable relative to the abutment element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicants: Lamello AG
    Inventors: Franz Josef HASER, Franz BAUR, Patrick JEKER, Philipp SEILER
  • Patent number: 10195045
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SPINEWELDING AG
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jörg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Patent number: 10154858
    Abstract: A device for preparing an opening in tissue for implantation of an implant. The device includes a tool adapted to be coupled to an energy source, an augmentation element of a thermoplastic material, and a counter element. A tool contact surface and a first augmentation element contact surface together form a first interface, and a second augmentation element contact surface and a counter element contact surface together form a second interface. The device is configured to be being inserted into an opening in the tissue and configured for the augmentation element to be compressed between the tool and the counter element while at the same time energy is coupled into the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: SPINEWELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Stephanie Mehl, Milica Berra
  • Publication number: 20180347608
    Abstract: In order to provide a connecting device for connecting two components, which is simple to manufacture and enables a stable and reliable connection of the two components, it is proposed that the connecting device comprises a main body which comprises a receiving channel extending through the main body for accommodating a fixing element, wherein the receiving channel is preferably accessible at one end by way of an insertion opening of the main body and/or preferably at a (further) end by way of a fixing opening of the main body, wherein the main body preferably further comprises an actuating opening that is different from the insertion opening and/or the fixing opening, by way of which in particular the fixing element arranged in the receiving channel is preferably accessible for the actuation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicants: Lamello AG
    Inventors: Franz Josef HASER, Franz BAUR, Patrick JEKER, Philipp SEILER
  • Patent number: 10113575
    Abstract: A connecting device includes a connecting element arranged on a connectible part, which includes non-self-cutting retaining projections having a curved supporting surface in the shape of a circular arc in a longitudinal section that are insertable into a groove provided on another connectible part. The groove has a curved undercut surface in the shape of a circular arc in a longitudinal section, a base segment, and two undercut segments extending away from the base segment in a thickness direction. The retaining projections engage in the undercut segments of the groove, the connecting means guiding the parts in relation to each other. One connecting element includes a guiding groove with a slotted guide and the other connecting element includes a guiding element moveable along the guiding groove in a specified guiding path having varying distances from a contact surface of the part and/or abutment surface of the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: LAMELLO AG
    Inventors: Franz Baur, Franz Haser, Philipp Seiler, Patrick Jeker, Samuel Haenni
  • Patent number: D889252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lamello AG
    Inventor: Philipp Seiler