Patents by Inventor Sascha Berberich

Sascha Berberich 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: 20200000481
    Abstract: Disclosed is a guide for a flexible bone drill, including: a first body provided internally with a through channel; a second, internally hollow body, into which said first body can be inserted; said second body being provided with a through hole suitable to be placed in fluidic connection with the internal through channel of said first body; and said second body and said first body sliding relative to one another to vary the relative position of the hole with respect to said through channel. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Francesco Siccardi, Sascha Berberich, Ernst Kehrli, Matteo Ponzoni, Riccardo Lucchini, Gianluca Parisi, Matteo Ferrari
  • Publication number: 20190274535
    Abstract: An arthroscope comprises a sleeve having an internally hollow, proximal portion suitable to be at least partially positioned in contact with the body of a patient and an internally hollow middle portion connected to the proximal portion so as to create a through axial cavity. The sleeve has, within the middle portion, an abutment area. The arthroscope also comprises an optical unit having an elongated portion and a coupling portion suitable to be at least partially received inside the through axial cavity of the sleeve. The coupling portion has a matching area suitable to couple with the abutment area. The matching area and the abutment area are shaped so as to have at least one pilot element so as to determine a univocal predefined coupling position between the sleeve and the optical unit; the matching area and the abutment area are also shaped so as to guide and automatically place the optical unit in such a predefined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Francesco SICCARDI, Sascha BERBERICH, Ernst KEHRLI
  • Publication number: 20190231339
    Abstract: A suturing device, in particular for suturing lacerations of the meniscus, comprises an elongated body provided with a longitudinal cavity extending along a main direction, at least a first and a second implant slidably inserted in the cavity and arranged in sequence along the main direction and a surgical thread slidably inserted in the cavity and connected to the first and second implant. Such first and second implant comprise, respectively, a first and a second wedge-shaped element arranged in sequence and extending from an enlarged portion to a tapered portion along the main direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha BERBERICH, Francesco SICCARDI
  • Publication number: 20190125392
    Abstract: A guide and protection element for bone removal instruments comprises a cylindrical body (2), suitable to be fitted over a bone removal instrument, having a first end (2a) that is completely open and a second end (2b) that is at least partially closed. The cylindrical body (2) is provided on a lateral surface (2c) with at least one window (5) to allow the bone removal instrument to operate on a bone to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Sascha BERBERICH, Francesco SICCARDI
  • Publication number: 20180368835
    Abstract: A suturing device, in particular for suturing lacerations of the meniscus, comprising: a needle provided with a longitudinal cavity extending along a main direction; at least a first and a second member slidably inserted in the cavity and arranged in succession along the main direction; a surgical thread slidably inserted in the cavity and connected to the first and second member, wherein the the first and second member each comprise at least one pair of bodies connected together by means of a junction. Other aspects may be disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventor: Sascha BERBERICH
  • Publication number: 20180146959
    Abstract: An anchor element serves for knotless fixing of a tissue to a bone by means of at least one suture threaded through said anchor element. A body of that anchor element has an outer surface with projections. A transverse bore is arranged in a distal end section of said body for receiving a threading passing therethrough. A clamp element serves for clamping the suture threaded transversely through the bore. The clamping element has a portion arranged within the body and is movable within the body towards that transverse bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Gerber, Dominik Meyer, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: 9888935
    Abstract: A medical cutting instrument for cutting muscles and tendons, having a shaft on whose distal end a tool is mounted consisting of two jaw members, such that one jaw member can be moved with respect to the other jaw member, and on whose proximal end a handle is mounted, such that the movable jaw member and the handle operatively interact by way of an actuation element, in such a way that the movable jaw member can be shifted by actuating the handle between a closed position and an opened position. The other jaw member is U-shaped such that the two parallel legs of the U are disposed diagonally to the instrument longitudinal axis and the opening of the U points toward one side of the other jaw member, so that the other jaw member can be pushed from the side onto the muscle/tendon tissue that is to be severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: 9848891
    Abstract: A tool according to the invention for generating an undercut in a bone including a core with a shaft and a stamp mounted on a distal end of the shaft, wherein the stamp, in a transition area to the shaft, has a run-on bevel ascending in the distal direction, and a cutting sleeve which is arranged to be longitudinally movable on the shaft and of which the distal end is formed by at least one segment that can be spread open when pushed onto the run-on bevel, wherein the at least one segment has at least one laterally arranged cutting edge. The invention also relates to a method for generating an undercut in a bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Karl Storz SE & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: 9622737
    Abstract: An anchor element serves for knotless fixing of a tissue to a bone by at least one suture threaded through the anchor element. A body of that anchor element has an outer surface with projections. A transverse bore is arranged in a distal end section of the body for receiving a threading passing therethrough. A clamp element serves for clamping the suture threaded transversely through the bore. The clamping element has a portion arranged within the body and is movable within the body towards that transverse bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG, Universit├Ąt Z├╝rich
    Inventors: Christian Gerber, Dominik Meyer, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: 9427246
    Abstract: A medical cutting instrument for cutting muscles and tendons, having a shaft on whose distal end a tool is mounted consisting of two jaw members, such that at least one jaw member can move with respect to the other jaw member, and on whose proximal end a handle is mounted, such that the movable jaw member and the handle operatively interact with one another by way of an actuation element mounted in the shaft in such a way that the movable jaw member can be shifted between a closed position and an opened position of the tool by actuating the handle and whereby the tool is configured for simultaneous severing and holding of one end of the severed muscle/tendon tissue. At least in the other jaw member, a guide is configured for controlled insertion of the muscle/tendon tissue that is to be severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sascha Berberich
  • Publication number: 20150265287
    Abstract: A tool according to the invention for generating an undercut in a bone including a core with a shank and a stamp mounted on a distal end of the shank, wherein the stamp, in a transition area to the shank, has a run-on bevel ascending in the distal direction, and a cutting sleeve which is arranged to be longitudinally movable on the shank and of which the distal end is formed by at least one segment that can be spread open when pushed onto the run-on bevel, wherein the at least one segment has at least one laterally arranged cutting edge. The invention also relates to a method for generating an undercut in a bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: 9095354
    Abstract: A medical instrument serves for cutting off tissue and cartilage from a body. It comprises an outer shaft having at least a first window in a distal end area thereof. A hollow inner shaft is received within the outer shaft and can be rotated about a longitudinal axis of the outer shaft. The hollow inner shaft has at least one opening cooperating with the at least one window of the outer shaft in a cutting action when turning the inner hollow shaft. A further window is provided in the distal end area of the outer shaft which further window is surrounded by a curette having a separating edge. Tissue and cartilage separated by the curette can be cut into small pieces by the cutting edges of the rotatable inner shaft and then be sucked in through an opening of the inner hollow shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Steinwachs, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: 9089349
    Abstract: A device for preparing multiple channels in a bone comprises a handle, a single guiding sleeve mounted removable at said handle and an arm projected from said handle. Said single guiding sleeve comprises a central first guiding channel for receiving a first aiming wire, a second guiding channel for receiving a further aiming wire, said channels have parallel axes. At least one cannulation is provided, a central longitudinal axis thereof runs at a distance and parallel to the guiding channels. Said at least one cannulation being arranged offset in a circumferential direction to said second channel. An aiming wire introduced in said second channel can be replaced into a cannulation by pulling off the guiding sleeve turning it about the first aiming wire and reinserting the turned guiding sleeve into said handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Sascha Berberich, Daniel Weinmann
  • Patent number: 9023056
    Abstract: An apparatus for targeting and forming drill channels in the tibia in the area of a knee joint during reconstruction of an anterior cruciate ligament, having a handle, which includes a drill sleeve for configuring a first target point on the tibia and an arm extending beyond the distal end of the drill sleeve for determining a second target point on the tibial plateau. To provide an apparatus for targeting and forming drill channels in the tibia that is adaptable to the patient's individual anatomical idiosyncrasies, it is proposed that at least one portion of the arm should be configured as elastically reshapable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: D736925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Matthias Steinwachs, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: D782043
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Fink, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: D782676
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Fink, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: D782677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Fink, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: D794204
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: George Lajtai, Yann Thouement, Kerstin Lautemann, Sascha Berberich
  • Patent number: D812751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Richter, Sascha Berberich