Patents by Inventor Sidney Hauschild

Sidney Hauschild 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: 20060200178
    Abstract: The anastomosis devices of the invention advantageously provide reinforcement structures or components that increase the strength and/or flexibility of the device. These features can be especially beneficial to protect the integrity of the installation of the device within a patient to facilitate the healing process. These features may provide resistance to tearing or ripping of the catheter body or sheath by the tissue approximating structures and/or may provide strength in other areas of the catheter body. The anastomosis devices of the invention may further include method and devices for placing markers on the anastomosis device to facilitate accurate placement of the device within the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Kory Hamel, Vincent Copa, Robert Rykhus, Suranjan Roychowdhury, Sidney Hauschild, Joseph Hofmeister, Eric Vang
  • Publication number: 20060195011
    Abstract: Described are surgical implants that include a central support portion adapted to be positioned to support pelvic tissue, between mesh end portions adapted to be passed through body tissue, wherein edges of the end portions exhibit extensions that are resistant to deformation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, Sidney Hauschild, Peter Jacobs, Suranjan Roychowdhury
  • Publication number: 20060195010
    Abstract: Described are surgical implants, tools, systems, and related methods, useful for implantation of surgical implants, such as those used to treat pelvic conditions including incontinence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Arnal, Sidney Hauschild, Robert Lund, Suranjan Roychowdhury, David Vancelette
  • Publication number: 20060190073
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting a braided wire stent to a predetermined length such that a ball or sphere is formed on the end of each cut wire of the stent. These spheres are advantageous in that they provide added comfort to the patient and also act against the other wires of the stent to prevent the stent from becoming unbraided during the process of collapsing and expanding the stent such as is done when the stent is being inserted into a patient. The apparatus releasably holds and precisely positions the wires while the spheres are being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Gary Nachreiner, Robert Rykhus, Sidney Hauschild, Mark Polyak
  • Publication number: 20060185142
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting a braided wire stent to a predetermined length such that a ball or sphere is formed on the end of each cut wire of the stent. These spheres are advantageous in that they provide added comfort to the patient and also act against the other wires of the stent to prevent the stent from becoming unbraided during the process of collapsing and expanding the stent such as is done when the stent is being inserted into a patient. The apparatus releasably holds and precisely positions the wires while the spheres are being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventors: Gary Nachreiner, Robert Rykhus, Sidney Hauschild, Mark Polyak
  • Publication number: 20060129125
    Abstract: Described are devices and methods related to the needleless injection of fluid into tissue of the lower urinary tract, such as the urethra and prostate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: June 15, 2006
    Inventors: Vincent Copa, Sidney Hauschild
  • Publication number: 20050228225
    Abstract: Method and surgical instrument for treating prostate tissue including a surgical instrument having a main body, a needle deployment port, a needle, first and second handles and a lockout release mechanism to limit needle extension. Additionally, a kit includes the surgical instrument, together with a cystoscope, and optionally a syringe and reservoir of ethanol. The method includes needle-less injection and visualizing the ethanol injection by delivering both an echogenic agent and ethanol either by needle or needle-less injection or by providing an ultrasonically visible marker near the tip of the ethanol delivery cannula. The method also includes extending the needle transversely of the instrument housing using a link assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Sidney Hauschild, Stephen Bolea, Johann Neisz
  • Publication number: 20050080480
    Abstract: A removable stent system and method for extraction of a removable stent from a target site is disclosed. The removable stent includes a removable stent having a collapsible end and a collapsing element configured for coupling with a removal tool. The collapsing element can be configured as a lasso or can be movable between two positions when deployed at a target site in vivo. The removable stent overcomes disadvantages and limitations of previous types of stents as well as overcoming complications during or following stent deployment in vivo. The removable stent further includes features that increase its ease of use and reduce the maneuvering required of devices or tools used to remove the stent. This then decreases the amount of effort required by the physician, the procedure time, and the level of discomfort experienced by a patient during the procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Stephen Bolea, Robert Rykhus, Sidney Hauschild, Johann Neisz, Mark Polyak, Bradford Staehle
  • Publication number: 20040088037
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting a braided wire stent to a predetermined length such that a ball or sphere is formed on the end of each cut wire of the stent. These spheres are advantageous in that they provide added comfort to the patient and also act against the other wires of the stent to prevent the stent from becoming unbraided during the process of collapsing and expanding the stent such as is done when the stent is being inserted into a patient. The apparatus releasably holds and precisely positions the wires while the spheres are being formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: American Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Nachreiner, Robert L. Rykhus,, Sidney Hauschild, Mark Polyak