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: 20090112235
    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: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20090018394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a surgical instrument system, which comprises a hollow shaft as well as a shaft-type instrument that can be inserted into the hollow shaft. To create a surgical instrument system that consists of a hollow shaft and of a medical instrument that can be inserted into the hollow shaft and that is both simple in construction and capable of a range of uses, it is proposed according to the invention that at least one cam that reduces the inside diameter of the hollow shaft should be positioned on the interior of the hollow shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Sascha Berberich, Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20080228224
    Abstract: A device for securing a surgical suture to a bone comprises a first element, which can be introduced into a bone, and a second, movable element, which can be introduced into said bone in such a way that it meets said first element. A channel being formed in said bone as a result of introducing said first and said second elements into that bone. One of said two elements carries a surgical suture. A suture catcher is arranged within that element of the two elements not carrying said suture, by means of which suture catcher said suture can be taken hold of and said suture can be withdrawn via said element not carrying said suture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventors: Michael Sauer, Sebastian Frey
  • Publication number: 20080199252
    Abstract: The invention relates to 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, it is proposed with the invention that the safety mechanism should be configured as a spring-loaded catch element positioned in the coupler socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20080122148
    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: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Publication number: 20070213691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical-engineering coupling mechanism for connecting two medical instruments, instruments, in particular instruments for endoscopic surgery, 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 lest two notching hooks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 13, 2007
    Inventors: Sabine Summerer, Sebastian Frey, Michael Sauer
  • Patent number: D594119
    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: D594120
    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: 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