Patents by Inventor Robert Moszner

Robert Moszner 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: 20110295298
    Abstract: A method for producing a connection between two components of a medical implant which preferably are composed of different materials which cannot be welded to one another is described. Furthermore, a medical implant which is produced according to the method is described. Moreover, the medical implant comprises an connection interface whereon said medical implant is detachable from an introduction wire or introduction implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Moszner
  • Publication number: 20110224722
    Abstract: An occlusion device includes a braiding of thin wires or threads tapering to the diameter of a catheter used for an intravascular implantation/explantation procedure and having a proximal retention area, a distal retention area at which ends of the wires or threads converge into a holder, and a cylindrical crosspiece interposed between the proximal retention area and the distal retention area, whereby the two retention areas are positioned on two sides of a shunt to be occluded in a septum following implantation while the crosspiece transverses the shunt. The holder exhibits a head section at its free end having an eyelet as a cross-hole which can be gripped and held in form-fit fashion by an implantation/explantation instrument. A surgical instrument having such a holder includes gripper tongs with gripping jaws which open and close by a push/pull system, and which force-fit grips the head section of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: Hans Reiner Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rüdiger Ottma
  • Patent number: 7955354
    Abstract: An occlusion device includes a braiding of thin wires or threads tapering to the diameter of a catheter used for an intravascular implantation/explantation procedure and having a proximal retention area, a distal retention area at which ends of the wires or threads converge into a holder, and a cylindrical crosspiece interposed between the proximal retention area and the distal retention area, whereby the two retention areas are positioned on two sides of a shunt to be occluded in a septum following implantation while the crosspiece transverses the shunt. The holder exhibits a head section at its free end having an eyelet as a cross-hole which can be gripped and held in form-fit fashion by an implantation/explantation instrument. A surgical instrument having such a holder includes gripper tongs with gripping jaws which open and close by a push/pull system, and which force-fit grips the head section of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Occlutech GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Reiner Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rüdiger Ottma
  • Publication number: 20110046662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an occlusion device (1) consisting of a braiding (2) of thin wires or threads (4) which is given a suitable form in a molding and heat treatment procedure. The occlusion device (1) has a proximal retention area (6) and a distal retention area (8), whereby the ends of the wires or threads (4) converge into a holder (5) in distal retention area (8). A cylindrical crosspiece (10) is furthermore disposed between the proximal and distal retention areas (6, 8). With the objective of providing an occlusion device which positions as flat as possible against the septum at the proximal side of a septal defect in the inserted state, the invention provides for the proximal retention area (6) of the braiding (2) to exhibit a completely closed proximal wall (112) disposed with a continuous surface at the proximal end of the occlusion device (1) which forms the proximal end (12) of said occlusion device (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Moszner, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Florian Krizanic
  • Publication number: 20100262182
    Abstract: Described are occlusion instruments (1, 2, 3, 4) comprising bioresorbable and thermoplastically deformable polymers with or without shape memory characteristics, which contain radiopaque building groups in the repeat units of the polymer chains and/or are modified with bioresorbable, radiopaque nanoparticles. The polymers display sufficient strength and deformability, good bioresorbability and sufficient visibility in radiance and are particularly useful for producing metal-free occlusion instruments for closing defects of the septum in the heart, the positioning of which being monitorable using routine diagnostic methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Moszner, Kathrin Schmidt, Norbert Moszner, Claudia Rode, Thomas Pautsch, Ralf-Peter Gottlöber, Matthias Schnabelrauch
  • Publication number: 20100131007
    Abstract: A self-expanding medical occlusion device treats a heart defect in a patient and is erted into the body in minimally invasive fashion using a catheter system, and includes raiding of thin threads which exhibits a first preliminarily definable shape as the clusion device is being inserted into the patient's body and a second preliminarily finable shape in the implanted state, whereby the occlusion device is in a collapsed te in the first shape of the braiding and in an expanded state in the second shape of braiding. The threads of braiding are composed of a shape memory polymer mposite such that braiding deforms from a temporary shape to a permanent shape in nsequence of an external stimulus, whereby the temporary shape is given in a first ofile form of the braiding and the permanent shape is given in a second profile form of braiding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Hans Reiner Figulla, Susann Klebon, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rüdiger Ottma
  • Patent number: 7665466
    Abstract: A self-expanding medical occlusion device treats a heart defect in a patient and is inserted into the body in minimally invasive fashion using a catheter system, and includes a braiding of thin threads which exhibits a first preliminarily definable shape as the occlusion device is being inserted into the patient's body and a second preliminarily definable shape in the implanted state, whereby the occlusion device is in a collapsed state in the first shape of the braiding and in an expanded state in the second shape of the braiding. The threads of braiding are composed of a shape memory polymer composite such that braiding deforms from a temporary shape to a permanent shape in consequence of an external stimulus, whereby the temporary shape is given in a first profile form of the braiding and the permanent shape is given in a second profile form of the braiding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Occlutech GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Reiner Figulla, Susann Klebon, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rudiger Ottma
  • Publication number: 20090234443
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catheter for the transvascular implantation of prosthetic heart valves, in particular comprising self-expanding anchorage supports (10), which allow a minimally invasive implantation of prosthetic heart valves. The aim of the invention is to reduce the risk to the patient during the implantation. To achieve this, according to the invention a prosthetic heart valve comprising anchorage supports is temporarily housed in a folded form in a cartridge-type unit (4) during the implantation. The cartridge-type unit can be fixed on the proximal end of a guide system (1), which comprises a flexible region (9) that can be guided through the aorta.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2006
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Rüdiger Ottma, Robert Moszner, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Markus Ferrari, Christoph Damm
  • Publication number: 20080015619
    Abstract: An occlusion device includes a braiding of thin wires or threads tapering to the diameter of a catheter used for an intravascular implantation/explantation procedure and having a proximal retention area, a distal retention area at which ends of the wires or threads converge into a holder, and a cylindrical crosspiece interposed between the proximal retention area and the distal retention area, whereby the two retention areas are positioned on two sides of a shunt to be occluded in a septum following implantation while the crosspiece transverses the shunt. The holder exhibits a head section at its free end having an eyelet as a cross-hole which can be gripped and held in form-fit fashion by an implantation/explantation instrument. A surgical instrument having such a holder includes gripper tongs with gripping jaws which open and close by a push/pull system, and which force-fit grips the head section of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: OCCLUTECH GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rudiger Ottma
  • Publication number: 20070225760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an occlusion device (1) consisting of a braiding (2) of thin wires or threads (4) which is given a suitable form in a molding and heat treatment procedure. The occlusion device (1) has a proximal retention area (6) and a distal retention area (8), whereby the ends of the wires or threads (4) converge into a holder (5) in distal retention area (8). A cylindrical crosspiece (10) is furthermore disposed between the proximal and distal retention areas (6, 8). With the objective of providing an occlusion device which positions as flat as possible against the septum at the proximal side of a septal defect in the inserted state, the invention provides for the proximal retention area (6) of the braiding (2) to exhibit a completely closed proximal wall (112) disposed with a continuous surface at the proximal end of the occlusion device (1) which forms the proximal end (12) of said occlusion device (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Applicant: Occlutech GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Moszner, Hans-Reiner Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Florian Krizanic
  • Publication number: 20070167980
    Abstract: A self-expanding medical occlusion device treats a heart defect in a patient and is inserted into the body in minimally invasive fashion using a catheter system, and includes a braiding of thin threads which exhibits a first preliminarily definable shape as the occlusion device is being inserted into the patient's body and a second preliminarily definable shape in the implanted state, whereby the occlusion device is in a collapsed state in the first shape of the braiding and in an expanded state in the second shape of the braiding. The threads of braiding are composed of a shape memory polymer composite such that braiding deforms from a temporary shape to a permanent shape in consequence of an external stimulus, whereby the temporary shape is given in a first profile form of the braiding and the permanent shape is given in a second profile form of the braiding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: July 19, 2007
    Applicant: JEN.MEDITEC GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Figulla, Susann Klebon, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rudiger Ottma
  • Publication number: 20070112380
    Abstract: A self-expanding occlusion device for occluding an atrial auricula in the heart of a patient includes a braiding of thin wires or threads given a suitable profile form by means of a molding and heat treatment procedure. The occlusion device includes a proximal retention area, a distal retention area and a center section. The occlusion device holds securely in the atrial auricula of a patient in its expanded and implanted state without damaging the tissue of the patient's heart. The proximal retention area has a flanged area which positions at the inner walls of the atrial auricula when the occlusion device is in an expanded state in the atrial auricula to be occluded, and forms a force-fit connection with the inner walls of the atrial auricula, thus holding the implanted and expanded occlusion device in the atrial auricula, whereby the distal retention area closes the opening in the atrial auricula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: JEN.MEDITEC GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rudiger Ottma, Christopf Damm, Susann Klebon
  • Publication number: 20070112381
    Abstract: An occlusion device includes a braiding of thin wires or threads tapering to the diameter of a catheter used for an intravascular implantation/explantation procedure and having a proximal retention area, a distal retention area at which ends of the wires or threads converge into a holder, and a cylindrical crosspiece interposed between the proximal retention area and the distal retention area, whereby the two retention areas are positioned on two sides of a shunt to be occluded in a septum following implantation while the crosspiece transverses the shunt. The holder exhibits a head section at its free end having an eyelet as a cross-hole which can be gripped and held in form-fit fashion by an implantation/explantation instrument. A surgical instrument having such a holder includes gripper tongs with gripping jaws which open and close by a push/pull system, and which force-fit grips the head section of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: JEN.MEDITEC GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Robert Moszner, Rudiger Ottma
  • Publication number: 20070043391
    Abstract: An occlusion device and manufacturing includes of thin wires or threads made from a shape-memory material. In the expanded state, the occlusion device exhibits a proximal and a distal retention area as well as a cylindrical crosspiece interposed therebetween. Because the proximal retention area of braiding exhibits a form which flares toward the proximal end, in the inserted state of the occlusion device, the lateral edge of proximal retention area lies substantially flush with the septum wall and retention area does not protrude past the septum wall. The manufacturing method includes a braiding technique for producing a tubular braiding open to the top and which needs only be provided with a holder for bundling the threads or wires of the braiding at one end, while at the opposite side, the threads or wires of braiding are intertwined from the center thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: JEN.MEDITECH GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Moszner, Hans Figulla, Friedrich Moszner, Rudiger Ottma