Patents by Inventor Phillip Jack Snoke

Phillip Jack Snoke 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: 10286159
    Abstract: A medical injection assembly is provided and includes an introducer with a handle, a sheath, and a scope lumen extending from a first proximal end of the handle to a distal end of the sheath, wherein the scope lumen is configured to receive an endoscope at the first proximal end of the handle and hold the endoscope in a desired position. The introducer includes a cannula lumen extending from a second proximal end of the handle to the distal end of the sheath, wherein the cannula lumen is configured to receive a cannula at the second proximal end of the handle and hold the cannula in a desired position. The medical injection assembly includes a cannula configured such that the distance between the distal tip of the cannula and the axis defined by the sheath of the introducer increases as the cannula is moved in a distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: URO-1, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred, III, John Joseph Smith
  • Publication number: 20190099198
    Abstract: A medical injection assembly is provided and includes an introducer with a handle, a sheath, a scope lumen configured to receive an endoscope at a first proximal end of the handle and hold the endoscope in a desired position, a cap attached to the distal end of the scope lumen configured to isolate the scope lumen from the external environment, and a cannula lumen configured to receive a cannula at a second proximal end of the handle and hold the cannula in a desired position. The medical injection assembly includes a cannula configured such that the distance between the distal tip of the cannula and the axis defined by the sheath of the introducer increases as the cannula is moved in a distal direction and a syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred, III, John Joseph Smith
  • Publication number: 20190070364
    Abstract: An incremental syringe is provided and includes a syringe barrel, a finger grip disposed at the proximal end of the syringe barrel, a tab disposed inside the syringe barrel, and a plunger body having detentes, wherein the detentes are configured to interact with the tab to provide audible and tactile feedback to a user when the plunger body is pushed through the syringe barrel in a distal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred, III, John Joseph Smith
  • Publication number: 20190070366
    Abstract: A medical injection assembly is provided and includes an introducer with a handle, a sheath, and a scope lumen extending from a first proximal end of the handle to a distal end of the sheath, wherein the scope lumen is configured to receive an endoscope at the first proximal end of the handle and hold the endoscope in a desired position. The introducer includes a cannula lumen extending from a second proximal end of the handle to the distal end of the sheath, wherein the cannula lumen is configured to receive a cannula at the second proximal end of the handle and hold the cannula in a desired position. The medical injection assembly includes a cannula configured such that the distance between the distal tip of the cannula and the axis defined by the sheath of the introducer increases as the cannula is moved in a distal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred, III, John Joseph Smith
  • Publication number: 20180199797
    Abstract: A medical device introduction system is adapted to be at least partially insertable into an interior body region of a patient. The system includes a medical imager including a body member having a handle, an elongate member extending from the handle, an imaging device carried at a distal portion of the elongate member, and an introducer enclosing the elongate member. A manipulator is configured for imparting displacement of the introducer to form an angled end portion to define a line of sight extending from the angled end portion. The manipulator is further configured for altering the line of sight to increase a viewing angle of the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Allison London Brown, Erich Dreyer, David Robinson, Phillip Jack Snoke, Johann Desa
  • Publication number: 20180071481
    Abstract: A method of making an introducer includes providing a translucent material that is formed into an elongate introducer, wherein the introducer has a lumen on an end thereof, and sealing the lumen with a sealing mechanism, wherein the seal is one of a duckbill seal or a one-way valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Erich Dreyer
  • Publication number: 20170135561
    Abstract: A medical device introduction system includes an introducer comprising a handle. An introducer tube extends from the handle to a distal end and defines longitudinally-extending lumens. An imaging system, engageable with the introducer, comprises a body member having a light source and receivable by the handle. A proximal portion of a flexible tubular member is engaged with the body member, and is positionable in one lumen. An imaging device, engaged with the distal portion and in communication with the body member, is directed in an imaging direction to capture an image outwardly of the distal portion. A plurality of light transmission devices extends through the tubular member from the light source, and distal ends thereof are arranged about the imaging device about the distal portion of the tubular member to direct the light transmitted from the light source in the imaging direction. An associated system and method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred
  • Publication number: 20170055813
    Abstract: A medical device introduction system is adapted to be at least partially insertable into an interior body region of a patient. The system includes a medical imager including a body member having a handle, an elongate member extending from the handle, an imaging device carried at a distal portion of the elongate member, and an introducer enclosing the elongate member. A manipulator is configured for imparting displacement of the introducer to form an angled end portion to define a line of sight extending from the angled end portion. The manipulator is further configured for altering the line of sight to increase a viewing angle of the imaging device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Allison London Brown, Erich Dreyer, David Robinson, Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Publication number: 20140200402
    Abstract: A medical device introduction system and method can include a medical introducer, a separate imaging device, and/or a separate working channel device, each of which may be movable independent of the other. The medical introducer can include a handle and an elongate introducer tube extending from the handle and having a plurality of lumens, and may be inserted into an interior body region of a patient. The separate imaging device may be inserted through the handle and positioned in one of lumens. The separate working channel device can include an elongate working channel tube and a position controller. The working channel tube can include at least one lumen defining a working channel. The position controller can be configured to control positioning of the working channel tube. The working channel device may be removably connected to the handle and positioned in another lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred
  • Patent number: 7306574
    Abstract: A dilatation system preferably including a dilator and a detachable handle for achieving step dilatation of a bodily opening is provided. The dilator preferably is steerable and can be visually guided using a fiber optic scope positioned in a lumen formed in a shaft of the dilator. Fluid can be delivered through the lumen with the scope positioned therein so as to distend, irrigate, or insufflate a space within the body. A kit and related methods also are provided that can include elements desired to facilitate step dilatation of a body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Optivia Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Joe B. Massey, Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Patent number: 7146905
    Abstract: An apparatus for cooking meat is provided. The apparatus preferably includes a base having at least one liquid container connected to an upper surface of the base and a holding cavity formed in the upper surface of the base between outer walls of the liquid container and outer peripheries of the base. The apparatus also preferably includes at least one separate meat infusor positioned register with the liquid container and receive steam from the liquid container. The meat infusor preferably has an infusor body and a plurality of openings positioned in side peripheries of the infusor body so that when liquid positioned in the liquid container heats, steam from the liquid travels through the infusor body, through the openings therein, and toward meat positioned to overlie the infusor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Innovative Culinary Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald William Scharbo, George C. McKerrow, Jr., Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Patent number: 7144596
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for cooking meat are provided. The apparatus preferably includes a base having at least one liquid container connected to an upper surface of the base and a liquid collecting cavity formed in the upper surface of the base between outer walls of the liquid container and outer peripheries of the base. The apparatus also preferably includes at least one separate meat infusor positioned to contact the base and to overlie and substantially surround at least inner walls of the liquid container. The meat infusor preferably has an infusor body and a plurality of openings positioned in side peripheries of the infusor body so that when liquid positioned in the liquid container heats, steam from the liquid travels through the infusor body, through the openings therein, and toward meat positioned to overlie the infusor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Innovative Culinary Concepts, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, George C. McKerrow, Jr., Ronald William Scharbo
  • Patent number: 6925323
    Abstract: A system for enhancing visibility in the epidural space is provided that improves visibility in the epidural space of a patient for more effectively conducting therapeutic surgery therein. The method includes the steps of distending a portion of the epidural space of a patient by filling the portion of the epidural space with a fluid supplied from a catheter and positioning a portion of an optical scope in the distended portion of the epidural space by inserting the optical scope through the same catheter that supplies the distending fluid to thereby provide a visual image of the epidural space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Publication number: 20030135230
    Abstract: A dilatation system preferably including a dilator and a detachable handle for achieving step dilatation of a bodily opening is provided. The dilator preferably is steerable and can be visually guided using a fiber optic scope positioned in a lumen formed in a shaft of the dilator. Fluid can be delivered through the lumen with the scope positioned therein so as to distend, irrigate, or insufflate a space within the body. A kit and related methods also are provided that can include elements desired to facilitate step dilatation of a body opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: Joseph B. Massey, Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Publication number: 20030035874
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for cooking meat are provided. The apparatus preferably includes a base having at least one liquid container connected to an upper surface of the base and a liquid collecting cavity formed in the upper surface of the base between outer walls of the liquid container and outer peripheries of the base. The apparatus also preferably includes at least one separate meat infusor positioned to contact the base and to overlie and substantially surround at least inner walls of the liquid container. The meat infusor preferably has an infusor body and a plurality of openings positioned in side peripheries of the infusor body so that when liquid positioned in the liquid container heats, steam from the liquid travels through the infusor body, through the openings therein, and toward meat positioned to overlie the infusor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: February 20, 2003
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, George C. McKerrow, Ronald William Scharbo
  • Publication number: 20020198456
    Abstract: A method of epidural surgery is provided that improves visibility in the epidural space of a patient for more effectively conducting therapeutic surgery therein. The method includes the steps of distending a portion of the epidural space of a patient by filling the portion of the epidural space with a fluid supplied from a catheter and positioning a portion of an optical scope in the distended portion of the epidural space by inserting the optical scope through the same catheter that supplies the distending fluid to thereby provide a visual image of the epidural space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventor: Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Patent number: 6487964
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for cooking meat are provided. The apparatus preferably includes a base having at least one liquid container connected to an upper surface of the base and a liquid collecting cavity formed in the upper surface of the base between outer walls of the liquid container and outer peripheries of the base. The apparatus also preferably includes at least one separate meat infusor positioned to contact the base and to overlie and substantially surround at least inner walls of the liquid container. The meat infusor preferably has an infusor body and a plurality of openings positioned in side peripheries of the infusor body so that when liquid positioned in the liquid container heats, steam from the liquid travels through the infusor body, through the openings therein, and toward meat positioned to overlie the infusor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Innovative Culinary Concepts, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, George C. McKerrow, Jr., Ronald William Scharbo
  • Patent number: 6470209
    Abstract: A method of epidural surgery is provided that improves visibility in the epidural space of a patient for more effectively conducting therapeutic surgery therein. The method includes the steps of distending a portion of the epidural space of a patient by filling the portion of the epidural space with a fluid supplied from a catheter and positioning a portion of an optical scope in the distended portion of the epidural space by inserting the optical scope through the same catheter that supplies the distending fluid to thereby provide a visual image of the epidural space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Catheter Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Patent number: 6464682
    Abstract: A method of epidural surgery is provided that improves visibility in the epidural space of a patient for more effectively conducting therapeutic surgery therein. The method includes the steps of distending a portion of the epidural space of a patient by filling the portion of the epidural space with a fluid supplied from a catheter and positioning a portion of an optical scope in the distended portion of the epidural space by inserting the optical scope through the same catheter that supplies the distending fluid to thereby provide a visual image of the epidural space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Assignee: Catheter Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Phillip Jack Snoke
  • Publication number: 20020100371
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for cooking meat are provided. The apparatus preferably includes a base having at least one liquid container connected to an upper surface of the base and a liquid collecting cavity formed in the upper surface of the base between outer walls of the liquid container and outer peripheries of the base. The apparatus also preferably includes at least one separate meat infusor positioned to contact the base and to overlie and substantially surround at least inner walls of the liquid container. The meat infusor preferably has an infusor body and a plurality of openings positioned in side peripheries of the infusor body so that when liquid positioned in the liquid container heats, steam from the liquid travels through the infusor body, through the openings therein, and toward meat positioned to overlie the infusor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, George C. McKerrow, Ronald William Scharbo