Patents by Inventor Ronald D. Shippert

Ronald D. Shippert 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: 9581942
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a permeable tissue collection vessel or filter element disposed within a collection container. Collected tissue is deposited within the filter element through an inlet. Fluid that passes through the filter element is withdrawn from the collection canister through an outlet. An access port can be provided in a lid of the collection container to facilitate the removal of collected tissue from the tissue collection vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Shippert Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20160375182
    Abstract: Tissue collection systems and methods are provided. More particular, a modular system including one or more manifold elements is provided. Each manifold element includes a manifold barrel and a coupler to which a syringe body can be connected. An inlet of a first manifold element is connected to a first manifold cap having an inlet orifice. A second manifold cap having an outlet orifice is connected to the outlet of the first manifold element or to the outlet of a second manifold element. The manifold barrel can include a barrel inlet that is offset from a barrel outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 9468709
    Abstract: Tissue collection systems and methods are provided. More particular, a modular system including one or more manifold elements is provided. Each manifold element includes a manifold barrel and a coupler to which a syringe body can be connected. An inlet of a first manifold element is connected to a first manifold cap having an inlet orifice. A second manifold cap having an outlet orifice is connected to the outlet of the first manifold element or to the outlet of a second manifold element. The manifold barrel can include a barrel inlet that is offset from a barrel outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Shippert Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20150374888
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sizing fat parcels are provided. In particular, a parcelizer device that includes a container and a displacement insert or filter element is provided. Tissue containing fat parcels is passed through the parcelizer. The parcelizer can include multiple displacement inserts or filter elements. Alternatively or in addition, a plurality of displacement structures that each include one or more displacement inserts or filter elements can be provided. In general, the displacement inserts or filter elements are configured to progressively reduce the size of fat parcels included in tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 8887770
    Abstract: Methods and systems for filling a container with material to a desired level are provided. In particular, a container to be filled is associated with a funnel. The funnel occupies a selected or reserved amount of the container volume. Moreover, the volume of the funnel is less than the reserved volume of the container. Accordingly, by filling the container and the attached funnel to the top of the funnel, and then removing the funnel, the container is filled to less than a maximum level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20140130936
    Abstract: Tissue collection systems and methods are provided. More particular, a modular system including one or more manifold elements is provided. Each manifold element includes a manifold barrel and a coupler to which a syringe body can be connected. An inlet of a first manifold element is connected to a first manifold cap having an inlet orifice. A second manifold cap having an outlet orifice is connected to the outlet of the first manifold element or to the outlet of a second manifold element. The manifold barrel can include a barrel inlet that is offset from a barrel outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 8622997
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a cannula interconnected to a collection vessel by a flexible conduit. The collection vessel can comprise an impermeable or permeable collection vessel. The collection vessel is contained within a collection container, and can feature a tapered end. An air inlet may be provided in the flexible conduit and/or in a collection canister lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20130138053
    Abstract: Cannula and handle systems and cannulas having substantially continuous interior pathways or channels are provided. The interior pathway may extend from the inlet to the cannula to the outlet, such that tissue collected at the inlet is carried to the outlet without contacting other components. Moreover, the substantially continuous nature of the interior pathway, with an absence of drop-offs, blind pockets or other discontinuities, facilitates cleaning. In addition, inlet holes are sized to promote the transfer of tissue through the channel to the outlet, and to avoid damaging collected tissue. Holes included in the inlet can be oblong, and can be slanted with respect to a longitudinal axis of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 8333740
    Abstract: Cannula and handle systems and cannulas having substantially continuous interior pathways or channels are provided. The interior pathway may extend from the inlet to the cannula to the outlet, such that tissue collected at the inlet is carried to the outlet without contacting other components. Moreover, the substantially continuous nature of the interior pathway, with an absence of drop-offs, blind pockets or other discontinuities, facilitates cleaning. In addition, inlet holes are sized to promote the transfer of tissue through the channel to the outlet, and to the avoidance of damaging collected tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 8062286
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a cannula interconnected to a collection vessel by a flexible conduit. The collection vessel can comprise one or more syringe bodies. The syringe bodies are provided with tissue removed from a body using the cannula by a tissue transfer channel. As a result, multiple syringe bodies can be loaded with tissue, without requiring manual handling of that tissue. Alternatively or in addition, a collection bag can be provided for receiving tissue removed from a body using a cannula. The tissue collection bag can include a filter. A collection vessel comprising a collection bag can be used in combination with a collection vessel comprising one or more syringe bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20100280496
    Abstract: Cannula and handle systems and cannulas having substantially continuous interior pathways or channels are provided. The interior pathway may extend from the inlet to the cannula to the outlet, such that tissue collected at the inlet is carried to the outlet without contacting other components. Moreover, the substantially continuous nature of the interior pathway, with an absence of drop-offs, blind pockets or other discontinuities, facilitates cleaning. In addition, inlet holes are sized to promote the transfer of tissue through the channel to the outlet, and to the avoidance of damaging collected tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 7794449
    Abstract: The present invention provides for the transplantation of tissue from a donor site in a body to a recipient site. The device includes an outer chamber having an interior volume in which a perforated inner chamber can be placed. During the aspiration of tissue, a vacuum is formed in the interior volume of the outer chamber, to draw tissue from a cannula into the perforated inner chamber. The perforations are sized such that fat is collected within the inner chamber, while fluids and other materials are drawn through the perforations, away from the collected fat. For reinjection, the inner chamber can be removed from the outer chamber, and a sleeve positioned to cover the perforations and thereby form a syringe body that can be interconnected to a needle and plunger for reinjection of the collected fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 7789872
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a cannula interconnected to a washing reservoir by a flexible conduit. The washing reservoir has an outlet that is connected to the inlet of a tissue collection reservoir. Washed tissue can be removed from the washing reservoir by tipping or otherwise causing the outlet of the washing reservoir to be covered by washed tissue. Tissue collected in the tissue collection reservoir can be readied for injection into a body by removing an inner or filter chamber from an outer chamber and blocking holes in the body of the inner chamber to use the inner chamber as part of a syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 7780649
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a cannula interconnected to a collection vessel by a flexible conduit. The collection vessel can comprise one or more syringe bodies. The syringe bodies are provided with tissue removed from a body using the cannula by a tissue transfer channel. As a result, multiple syringe bodies can be loaded with tissue, without requiring manual handling of that tissue. Alternatively or in addition, a collection bag can be provided for receiving tissue removed from a body using a cannula. The tissue collection bag can include a filter. A collection vessel comprising a collection bag can be used in combination with a collection vessel comprising one or more syringe bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20090287190
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a cannula interconnected to a collection vessel by a flexible conduit. The collection vessel can comprise an impermeable or permeable collection vessel. The collection vessel is contained within a collection container, and can feature a tapered end. An air inlet may be provided in the flexible conduit and/or in a collection canister lid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20080154240
    Abstract: A system in accordance with embodiments of the present invention includes a cannula interconnected to a collection vessel by a flexible conduit. The collection vessel can comprise one or more syringe bodies. The syringe bodies are provided with tissue removed from a body using the cannula by a tissue transfer channel. As a result, multiple syringe bodies can be loaded with tissue, without requiring manual handling of that tissue. Alternatively or in addition, a collection bag can be provided for receiving tissue removed from a body using a cannula. The tissue collection bag can include a filter. A collection vessel comprising a collection bag can be used in combination with a collection vessel comprising one or more syringe bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 7294138
    Abstract: A medical device and method for treating nose bleeds are provided. The device includes packing material interconnected to a flange member. The packing material is insertable into a nasal cavity, for absorbing blood and other body fluids. The flange member prevents the packing material from being inhaled or otherwise moving in an anterior direction. In addition, the flange member obscures a view of the interior of the user's nasal cavity, and therefore of blood within the cavity, or of blood that has been absorbed by the packing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 6786883
    Abstract: An applicator for insertion of cargo into a body cavity is provided. The applicator includes an applicator body having a number of walls and at least one breach. Greater flexibility in the applicator body is achieved due to the breach. This flexibility of the applicator body enables cargo to be desirably held in a holding space of the applicator body until it is to be inserted into the body cavity. During insertion, a plunger engages the cargo and pushes it from the applicator body. The flexibility of the applicator body walls facilitates the movement of the cargo. The breach can be located or formed in various positions including along intersections of applicator body walls, intermediate applicator body walls, as an open wall, as well as continuously along substantially the entire length of the applicator body. In one embodiment, the applicator is configured to securely hold the applicator body and the plunger together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Publication number: 20030195459
    Abstract: An applicator for insertion of cargo into a body cavity is provided. The applicator includes an applicator body having a number of walls and at least one breach. Greater flexibility in the applicator body is achieved due to the breach. This flexibility of the applicator body enables cargo to be desirably held in a holding space of the applicator body until it is to be inserted into the body cavity. During insertion, a plunger engages the cargo and pushes it from the applicator body. The flexibility of the applicator body walls facilitates the movement of the cargo. The breach can be located or formed in various positions including along intersections of applicator body walls, intermediate applicator body walls, as an open wall, as well as continuously along substantially the entire length of the applicator body. In one embodiment, the applicator is configured to securely hold the applicator body and the plunger together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2002
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert
  • Patent number: 6530125
    Abstract: A multi-plane gripping handle for use with a multitude of devices is provided which generally comprises a handle section, a thumb section and a butt surface. The size and shape of the handle section and thumb section are selected to optimize the surface contact between the gripping handle and the hand of the user. The handle section and the thumb section each occupy a separate plane and these in planes are arranged in a selected angular relationship with one another to further optimize the gripping surface contact between the hand and the handle. In an alternative embodiment, the gripping handle may be formed in a split-case construction such that alternative devices may be interchangeably inserted into the gripping handle and thus allow for the gripping handle to be used with various devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shippert