Patents by Inventor Sebastian KOERNER

Sebastian KOERNER 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: 10710469
    Abstract: A dual voltage power supply having at least one battery with multiple battery modules and a first set of switches for connecting the battery modules in series to thereby provide a first voltage to a first circuit in case the first switches are closed and to disconnect the series connection case the first switches are open. At least one connection tap is connected to one of the battery modules to provide its voltage to a second circuit operating at a lower voltage than the first circuit and being connected in parallel by a second set of switches to other battery modules. The other battery modules are connected in parallel to each other and one of the battery modules, in case the second set of switches is closed and are not connected in parallel in case the second set of switches is open, can be charged with off the shelf generators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: André Koerner, Sebastian Kahnt
  • Publication number: 20200214738
    Abstract: A guidance device is disclosed. The device may comprise a tracking pad with a guiding opening and a plurality of sensors operable with at least one beacon on a needle to track the disposition of the needle at least when a distal end of the needle is inserted into the guiding opening. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Timothy LONG, JR., Timothy Paul HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Anant SUBRAMANIAM, Paul James FEARIS
  • Publication number: 20200214727
    Abstract: A percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needle may include a cannula including a shaft and a cannula hub coupled to a proximal end of the cannula shaft. A depth guide may be disposed on an outer surface of the cannula shaft. A stylet may be disposable within the cannula lumen and may include a tapered point at a distal end of the stylet and a stylet hub coupled to a proximal end of the stylet that is configured to be releasably securable to the cannula hub. An adjustable depth stop may be releasably securable to the cannula shaft at a desired position relative to the depth guide, the adjustable depth guide capable of being manipulated between an adjustment configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is moveable relative to the cannula shaft and a secured configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is secured relative to the cannula shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED
    Inventors: ERIK E. SPERRY, JERRY T. LONG, JR., RONALD CIULLA, TIMOTHY P. HARRAH, AARON K. KIRKEMO, KENNETH P. REEVER, BRANDON W. CRAFT, ELIZABETH A. STOKLEY, SEBASTIAN KOERNER, CHAD SCHNEIDER, ANANT SUBRAMANIAM, ASHISH JAIN, DIPANKA MEDHI, SUMIT MALIK, SUBODH MOREY, BITEN K. KATHRANI, Salman Kapadia
  • Patent number: 10624668
    Abstract: A guidance device is disclosed. The device may comprise a tracking pad with a guiding opening and a plurality of sensors operable with at least one beacon on a needle to track the disposition of the needle at least when a distal end of the needle is inserted into the guiding opening. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Timothy Long, Jr., Timothy Paul Harrah, Brandon W. Craft, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Anant Subramaniam, Paul James Fearis
  • Patent number: 10479186
    Abstract: A method for controlling a car with a parallel hybrid system comprising at least a combustion engine and an electrical machine in P0- or P1-configuration, with a clutch for connecting the combustion engine's output shaft with at least one drive shaft. Steps include determining a power demand Pd, and decoupling the combustion engine from the drive shaft if the power demand Pd is below a first threshold P1. Coupling the combustion engine with the drive shaft when the power demand Pd is above the first threshold P1 provides additional fuel savings when the method further comprises shutting off the combustion engine and providing power to the drive shaft by providing electrical power to the electrical machine to drive the car, when the power demand Pd is between the first threshold P1 and a second threshold P2. The second threshold P2 is greater than the first threshold P1, i.e. if P1<Pd<P2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: André Körner, Marc Nalbach, Sebastian Kahnt
  • Publication number: 20190314044
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry LONG, Timothy HARRAH, Aaron KIRKEMO, Brandon CRAFT, Elizabeth STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Chad SCHNEIDER
  • Patent number: 10443534
    Abstract: A fuel pump of a motor vehicle includes: a pump stage configured to induce fuel from a fuel tank; an electric motor configured to drive the pump stage; and control electronics configured to supply the electric motor with electrical current. The control electronics includes a memory storing a low temperature start program and a standard start program. The control electronics are connected to a temperature sensor and a selector configured to select the start program depending on the sensed temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Graf, Sebastian Koerner
  • Publication number: 20190270391
    Abstract: A dual-voltage battery for a vehicle includes a plurality of battery cells, wherein in each case a group of battery cells is connected to a battery cell block, and a battery electronics system with a plurality of power switching elements for connection in series or in parallel of in each case individual battery cell blocks. In a first connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks, a first voltage is provided and in a second connection arrangement, a second voltage is provided. At least a first battery cell block is provided as part of a first voltage supply unit, at least a second battery cell block is provided as part of a second voltage supply unit, at least two third battery cell blocks are provided as part of a third voltage supply unit, and at least two fourth battery cell blocks are provided as part of a fourth voltage supply unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Sebastian KAHNT, André KOERNER
  • Publication number: 20190271748
    Abstract: A dual-voltage battery for a vehicle includes a multiplicity of battery cells, wherein a group of battery cells in each case is connected to form a battery cell block and a battery electronic system with a plurality of power switching elements for connecting at least individual battery cell blocks in series and/or in parallel, wherein a first voltage is provided in a first connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks and wherein a second voltage is provided in a second connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks, characterized in that a block current sensor with a measurement resistor is associated with at least individual battery cell blocks and is designed to measure a block current through the one associated battery cell block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andre Koerner, Sebastian Kahnt, Juergen Krieger
  • Publication number: 20190273389
    Abstract: An operating method for a dual-voltage battery of a vehicle includes a plurality of battery cell blocks and a battery electronic system with a plurality of power switching elements for optionally connecting individual, in any case individual battery cell blocks, in parallel and/or in series, wherein a first battery cell block and at least one additional battery cell block of a group of battery cell blocks are connected in parallel in a first connection arrangement in order to provide a first voltage and in series in a second connection arrangement in order to provide a second voltage, wherein a parallel connection switch and a series connection switch are associated with the first battery cell block of the group of battery cell blocks to produce the parallel and/or series connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GmbH & Co, KGaA
    Inventors: Sebastian KAHNT, André Koerner, Hans Joachim Liebscher
  • Patent number: 10368884
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Long, Timothy Harrah, Aaron Kirkemo, Brandon Craft, Elizabeth Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20190207192
    Abstract: A dual-voltage battery for vehicles having a plurality of battery cells, wherein a respective group of battery cells is connected to form battery cell blocks, having a battery electronic system having a plurality of power switch elements, which, in an assembled state of the dual-voltage batteries, are arranged and designed for connecting at least individual battery cell blocks in series and/or in parallel, wherein a first voltage is provided in a first connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks and wherein a second voltage is provided in a second connection arrangement of the battery cell blocks, and having a multi-part housing containing the battery cells and the battery electronic system in the assembled state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Andre KOERNER, Sebastian KAHNT
  • Publication number: 20170303940
    Abstract: A percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) needle may include a cannula including a shaft and a cannula hub coupled to a proximal end of the cannula shaft. A depth guide may be disposed on an outer surface of the cannula shaft. A stylet may be disposable within the cannula lumen and may include a tapered point at a distal end of the stylet and a stylet hub coupled to a proximal end of the stylet that is configured to be releasably securable to the cannula hub. An adjustable depth stop may be releasably securable to the cannula shaft at a desired position relative to the depth guide, the adjustable depth guide capable of being manipulated between an adjustment configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is moveable relative to the cannula shaft and a secured configuration in which the adjustable depth guide is secured relative to the cannula shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: ERIK E. SPERRY, JERRY T. LONG, JR., RONALD CIULLA, TIMOTHY P. HARRAH, AARON K. KIRKEMO, KENNETH P. REEVER, BRANDON W. CRAFT, ELIZABETH A. STOKLEY, SEBASTIAN KOERNER, CHAD SCHNEIDER, ANANT SUBRAMANIAM, ASHISH JAIN, DIPANKA MEDHI, SUMIT MALIK, SUBODH MOREY, BITEN K. KATHRANI, Salman Kapadia
  • Publication number: 20170209133
    Abstract: A medical device may include a radially expandable sheath extending between a proximal end and a distal end and defining a lumen therein. The sheath may be expandable between a first configuration and a second configuration. The medical device may further include a plurality of expansion support members positioned along the sheath. Each of the expansion support member may extend circumferentially about a longitudinal axis of the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald CIULLA, Timothy HARRAH, Aaron KIRKEMO, Brandon CRAFT, Elizabeth STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Anant SUBRAMANIAM
  • Publication number: 20170209162
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns systems and methods for removal of material from the body of a patient, and particularly for percutaneous nephrolithotomy. Systems according to the various embodiments of the disclosure include one or more of nested first and second components, for instance a scope nested within a suction or irrigation catheter, guidewires with self-expanding distal tips, and wash-out elements to facilitate rapid removal of stones through an access sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Erik Sperry, Ronald Ciulla, Aaron Kirkeom, Mark Hera, Sebastian Koerner
  • Publication number: 20170196591
    Abstract: A guidance device is disclosed. The device may comprise a tracking pad with a guiding opening and a plurality of sensors operable with at least one beacon on a needle to track the disposition of the needle at least when a distal end of the needle is inserted into the guiding opening. Related systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: One Scimed Place
    Inventors: Jerry Timothy Long,, JR., Timothy Paul HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Anant SUBRAMANIAM, Paul James FEARIS
  • Publication number: 20170196576
    Abstract: Irrigation devices, methods, and systems are disclosed. The system comprises a catheter with one or more lumens and an expandable portion. One or more pumps are used to supply a mixture of contrasting and dilating agents in an interior kidney volume and flush a portion of the mixture out of the interior kidney volume. The method comprises placing a catheter into the interior kidney volume through a ureter, occluding a portion of the ureter with a distal end of the catheter, forming an exit port through an exterior kidney surface, flowing the contrasting and dilating agents through the one or more lumens to supply the mixture in the interior kidney volume, and flushing a portion of the mixture out of the exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Long, Timothy Harrah, Aaron Kirkemo, Brandon Craft, Elizabeth Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170196590
    Abstract: Devices for guiding an instrument into a body of a patient, at a targeted point of entry and along an insertion path at a targeted insertion angle, are described herein, such as a guide for an access needle in a PCNL procedure for accessing the kidney to remove kidney stones, the devices comprising a base component, a guide assembly, and optionally an insertion mechanism. The base component is aligned in use with the point of entry and the guide assembly cooperates with the base component to allow for the instrument to be aligned and fixed at any circumferential angle around an axis perpendicular to the point of entry and at any vertical angle ranging from 0 to 45 degrees away from the axis in a direction toward the body. The optional mechanism allows for mechanical insertion once the instrument is aligned and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Erik E Sperry, Jerry T Long, Ronald Ciulla, Timothy P Harrah, Aaron K Kirkemo, Mark A Hera, Kenneth P Reever, Brandon W Craft, Elizabeth A Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Chad Schneider
  • Publication number: 20170189059
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An access device for accessing a target site comprises a tubular member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. The access device may also include a balloon coupled to the tubular member, the balloon extending between the tubular member proximal portion and the tubular member distal portion. The access device may also include a stylet moveable with respect to the tubular member, wherein the stylet is configured to pierce through the skin of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Jerry T. Long, JR., Timothy P. Harrah, Brandon W. Craft, Elizabeth A. Stokley, Sebastian Koerner, Anant Subramaniam
  • Publication number: 20170193160
    Abstract: Computer systems and computer-implemented analysis methods may be used for assistance in planning and/or performing a medical procedure, such as percutaneous nephrolithotomy or percutaneous nephrolithotripsy. The method may include receiving one or more radiographic images of an anatomical structure of a patient, generating a display of the radiographic image(s), generating at least one request for user input to identify features of the anatomical structure, receiving user input identifying the features of the anatomical structure, identifying at least one access plan based on the received user input, and generating a display of the identified access plan(s) associated with the radiographic image(s). The method may include generating a patient template that indicates an insertion site according to the identified access plan(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry T. LONG, Timothy P. HARRAH, Brandon W. CRAFT, Elizabeth A. STOKLEY, Sebastian KOERNER, Erik SPERRY, Chad SCHNEIDER, Mark HERA