Patents by Inventor Sebastian Frey

Sebastian Frey 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: 20130252454
    Abstract: A medical-engineering coupling mechanism for connecting two medical instruments having a coupling plug and a coupling socket for inserting the coupling plug, so that the coupling socket and the coupling plug can be secured to one another by at least one spring-loaded notching connection. To produce a medical-engineering coupling mechanism that is easy to manipulate and ensures a secure notching connection of the components that are to be connected to one another, it is proposed with the invention that the notching connection consists of at least two notching hooks that are positioned on one of the components and are in active engagement with at least one spring element configured as a spring washer, and at least one notching recess positioned on the other component for insertion of the at least two notching hooks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventors: Sabine Zahler, Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20130227476
    Abstract: Provided herein are a method, apparatus and computer program product for arranging and re-arranging information presented on a display. In particular, methods may include providing for display of a plurality of tiles, each in a respective first location; receiving an input proximate a first point on a display; and moving at least one of the plurality of tiles toward the first point in response to receiving the input proximate the first point. The tiles may include representations of applications, data, or information. The plurality of tiles may include tiles related to a first group and tiles related to a second group, where moving at least one of the plurality of tiles toward the first point may include moving the tiles related to the first group toward the first point while the tiles related to the second group remain in their respective first locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 8500173
    Abstract: A medical-engineering coupling mechanism for connecting two medical instruments having a coupling plug and a coupling socket for inserting the coupling plug, so that the coupling socket and the coupling plug can be secured to one another by at least one spring-loaded notching connection. To produce a medical-engineering coupling mechanism that is easy to manipulate and ensures a secure notching connection of the components that are to be connected to one another, it is proposed with the invention that the notching connection consists of at least two notching hooks that are positioned on one of the components and are in active engagement with at least one spring element configured as a spring washer, and at least one notching recess positioned on the other component for insertion of the at least two notching hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sabine Zahler, Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20130158527
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes a shaft which is connected at the proximal end to a handle, and it also includes an insert which is guided along the shaft and which is connected at the proximal end to a movable grip part of the handle. At its distal end, the insert has a tool which can be actuated by pivoting of the grip part. A lock is also provided which can be brought into locking engagement with the movable grip part. To cancel the lock function, a detent is provided which can be brought between lock and movable grip part, such that the lock function can be cancelled by the detent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Uwe Bacher, Sabine Zahler, Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 8398618
    Abstract: A medical instrument comprises a shaft which is connected at the proximal end to a handle, and it also comprises an insert which is guided along the shaft and which is connected at the proximal end to a movable grip part of the handle. At its distal end, the insert has a tool which can be actuated by pivoting of the grip part. A lock is also provided which can be brought into locking engagement with the movable grip part. To cancel the lock function, a detent is provided which can be brought between lock and movable grip part, such that the lock function can be cancelled by the detent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Uwe Bacher, Sabine Summerer, Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 8372091
    Abstract: A device (10) is used for moving a thread of a surgical sewing instrument (60). The device comprises a clamp (18) for detachably clipping said device (10) on the surgical sewing instrument (60). The device has an arm (24) having a first end connected to said clamp (18). A freely rotatable roller (50) being arranged at a second end of said arm (24), said roller (50) resting on the thread of the surgical instrument (60) having clipped on the device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: 8286970
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for affixing to cylindrical components of medical instruments, for instance an instrumental shaft, having at least one intake part that can be mounted on the cylindrical component and can be affixed to the cylindrical component, wherein a sleeve-shaped collet chuck that essentially coaxially surrounds the cylindrical component is positioned in the intake part and whose inner diameter can be displaced between a span that can slide along the cylindrical component and a span that is in form-locking contiguity on the cylindrical component. To allow for a stationary clamping on the one hand and ensure a non-harmful clamping of the cylindrical component on the other hand, it is proposed with the invention that the inner diameter of the collet chuck can be displaced by a slider that can slide essentially diagonally to the cylindrical component and is mounted so that it can slide in the housing of the intake part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20120253391
    Abstract: An instrument kit serves for knotless fitting of a tissue to a bone. A pin-shaped anchor element has a suture connected to it. The suture has a loop portion formed into an annular body. An internal diameter of said annular body is chosen in that the pin-shaped anchor element can be moved along its longitudinal axis through said annular body. A length of a section of the suture between the anchor element and the annular body is chosen in that after said anchor element has moved through said annular body, a resulting new loop lies circumferentially and tightly around a strand-shaped tissue section to be fixed at said bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Sebastian Frey
  • Publication number: 20120232558
    Abstract: A medical puncturing serves for penetrating into a bone or a cartilage. It has a shaft and a tool carrier connected with its proximal end to a distal end of the shaft. The tool carrier has a puncturing tool being a punch or a multi-fracture chisel. The tool carrier is connected at its proximal end via a freely articulated joint to the distal end of said shaft. A stop limits a laterally pivoting movement of said tool carrier to a maximum angle of 45°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Sascha Berberich, Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: 7871218
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism, in particular for medical instruments, having a coupler plug and a coupler socket for inserting the coupler plug, where the coupler socket and coupler plug can be secured to one another by at least one spring-loaded catch connection, where the catch connection can be actuated by a safety mechanism and can be released by the coupler plug inserted into the coupler socket. To create a coupling mechanism that is simple to operate and ensures secure catching connection of the components and that are to be connected with one another, the safety mechanism should be configured as a spring-loaded catch element positioned in the coupler socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20090247995
    Abstract: A medical instrument comprises a shaft which is connected at the proximal end to a handle, and it also comprises an insert which is guided along the shaft and which is connected at the proximal end to a movable grip part of the handle. At its distal end, the insert has a tool which can be actuated by pivoting of the grip part. A lock is also provided which can be brought into locking engagement with the movable grip part. To cancel the lock function, a detent is provided which can be brought between lock and movable grip part, such that the lock function can be cancelled by the detent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventors: Uwe Bacher, Sabine Summerer, Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: D594121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sascha Berberich, Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: D600807
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Dienst, Andreas Weiler, Sascha Berberich, Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: D603046
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: D606194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Elmar Teichtmann
  • Patent number: D610681
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: D613404
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sauer, Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: D613405
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Sauer, Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: D617458
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sebastian Frey
  • Patent number: D622846
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sebastian Frey