Patents by Inventor Stefan Gabriel

Stefan Gabriel 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: 9044270
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method for controlling a load on a human hip joint during normal gait while preserving motion. The approach is intended to treat osteoarthritis of the hip without substantially resisting an angular displacement associated with full mobility of the pelvis and femur bones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Mary O'Connell, Anton G. Clifford, David Lowe, Michael E. Landry
  • Publication number: 20140257501
    Abstract: An energy absorbing system, useful for attachment across a patient's joint, includes portions which are formed entirely or in part of a non-metallic material, e.g., PAEK, and thus reduces the possibility of the formation of metal debris in vivo. The system can include a flexibility-enhanced piston, retained within a spring, which reduces the possibility of tissue impingement with the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David Lowe, Anton G. Clifford, Mary O'Connell, Stefan Gabriel, Heber Saravia, Ezra T. Schiff
  • Publication number: 20140142698
    Abstract: Various methods for treating a joint are disclosed herein. According to one method, a joint is surgically treated by performing a surgical repair treatment on tissue within the joint capsule; implanting a load reducing device at the joint and entirely outside of the joint capsule to reduce load transmitted by the treated tissue to allow for the tissue within the joint capsule to heal; and partially unloading the joint during healing of the surgical repair site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Moximed, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Anton G. Clifford, Anthony J. Robins, David Lowe, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20140000448
    Abstract: An actuator for relatively moving two parts in a damped manner. The actuator includes a damper housing for connection to a first of the parts. The damper housing includes a damper chamber. The actuator includes a drivable damper rod for connection to a second of the parts and being movable relative to the damper housing. The damper rod includes a damper unit located within the damper chamber. The damper unit is relatively movable within the damper chamber with the damper unit movement corresponding to the relative movement between the damper housing and damper rod and the relative movement between the first and second parts. The damper unit is movable in response to hydraulic pressure force upon the damper unit. The actuator includes a pneumatic pressure source for providing a pneumatic pressure force that is transferred to provide the hydraulic pressure force upon the damper unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Jasper Franklin, III, Volker Triebs, Stefan Gabriel, Roland Zuelling, Michael Christof Kleiber
  • Publication number: 20130289730
    Abstract: Internal braces and methods of implanting same. A brace can be implanted on one side of a joint, or a pair of braces can be implanted, one on each opposite side of a joint. Each brace supports the joint over at least a portion of its range of motion. Distraction may be provided, or load sharing can be accomplished without distraction. Relative axial rotation of the bones connected by the brace may be permitted. One or more compliant members may be provided in the brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Anton G. Clifford, David Lowe, Mary O'Connell, Michael E. Landry, Clinton N. Slone, Alan C. Regala, Kevin Sidow, Eric Dremel, Joshua Makower
  • Publication number: 20120253414
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method for controlling a load on a human hip joint during normal gait while preserving motion. The approach is intended to treat osteoarthritis of the hip without substantially resisting an angular displacement associated with full mobility of the pelvis and femur bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Mary O'Connell, Anton G. Clifford, David Lowe, Michael E. Landry
  • Patent number: 8196721
    Abstract: The hydro-pneumatic spring damping device in particular for wheeled vehicles or tracked vehicles includes at least one hydro-pneumatic element (1) having a gas chamber (1h) wherein the hydro-pneumatic element (1) includes a heat exchanger (1i) which is arranged such that it influences the temperature of the gas in the gas chamber (1h) and wherein a heat exchanger (1i) can be connected to a cooling device (21) via a coolant circuit (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Stromsholmen AB
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Michael Kleiber, Volker Triebs, Roland Z├╝llig
  • Publication number: 20120053644
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method for controlling a load on a human ankle joint during normal gait while preserving motion. The approach is intended to treat osteoarthritis and pain of the ankle without substantially resisting an angular displacement associated with full mobility of the ankle joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Michael E. Landry, Stefan Gabriel, Anton G. Clifford, David Lowe
  • Publication number: 20120046754
    Abstract: An apparatus and related method for controlling a load on a human hip joint during normal gait while preserving motion. The approach is intended to treat osteoarthritis of the hip without substantially resisting an angular displacement associated with full mobility of the pelvis and femur bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Stefan Gabriel, Michael E. Landry, Mary O'Connell, Josef L. Friedmann, Michael Rode
  • Publication number: 20110152928
    Abstract: An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue without the use of knots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Ian Trail, Stefan Gabriel, Justin Dye, George Sikora
  • Publication number: 20110071643
    Abstract: A surgical implantation approach for preparing a patient and precisely and effectively placing an energy absorbing apparatus relative to the patient's anatomy. Various surgical implantation apparatus and methods for achieving proper device-to-anatomy juxtapositional relationships are employed in the implantation approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Mary O'Connell, Michael E. Landry, Stefan Gabriel
  • Patent number: 7867251
    Abstract: An anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within base tissue. The anchor body includes a unidirectional mechanism to selectively restrict passage of a flexible member through the anchor. The flexible member includes a loop to enable attachment of candidate tissue to base tissue without the use of knots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Stefan Gabriel
  • Patent number: 7846211
    Abstract: A surgical implantation approach for preparing a patient and precisely and effectively placing an energy absorbing apparatus relative to the patient's anatomy. Various surgical implantation apparatus and methods for achieving proper device-to-anatomy juxtapositional relationships are employed in the implantation approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Moximed, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Mary O'Connell, Michael E. Landry, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20090318976
    Abstract: Internal braces and methods of implanting same. A brace can be implanted on one side of a joint, or a pair of braces can be implanted, one on each opposite side of a joint. Each brace supports the joint over at least a portion of its range of motion. Distraction may be provided, or load sharing can be accomplished without distraction. Relative axial rotation of the bones connected by the brace may be permitted. One or more compliant members may be provided in the brace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Anton G. Clifford, David Lowe, Mary O'Connell, Michael E. Landry, Clinton N. Slone, Alan C. Regala, Kevin Sidow, Eric Dremel, Joshua Makower
  • Publication number: 20090275945
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to a sheath for covering one or more components of an extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing system. The sheath is generally an elongated structure having an inner space extending the length thereof. In use, the sheath can exclude the energy absorbing system from surrounding tissue and facilitate creating a capsule for its operation. Materials and dimensions are selected to achieve these purposes. The ends of the sheath include various attachment mechanisms for securing the sheath to one or more components of an extra-articular implantable mechanical energy absorbing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: EXPLORAMED NC4, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Anton G. Clifford, Michael E. Landry, Josef L. Friedmann, Clinton N. Slone, Alan C. Regala, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20090107784
    Abstract: The hydro-pneumatic spring damping device in particular for wheeled vehicles or tracked vehicles includes at least one hydro-pneumatic element (1) having a gas chamber (1h) wherein the hydro-pneumatic element (1) includes a heat exchanger (1i) which is arranged such that it influences the temperature of the gas in the gas chamber (1h) and wherein a heat exchanger (1i) can be connected to a cooling device (21) via a coolant circuit (21).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: CURTISS WRIGHT ANTRIEBSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Gabriel, Michael Kleiber, Volker Triebs, Roland Zullig
  • Publication number: 20090014016
    Abstract: A surgical implantation approach for preparing a patient and precisely and effectively placing an energy absorbing apparatus relative to the patient's anatomy. Various surgical implantation apparatus and methods for achieving proper device-to-anatomy juxtapositional relationships are employed in the implantation approach.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: EXPLORAMED NC4, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Mary O'Connell, Michael E. Landry, Stefan Gabriel
  • Publication number: 20080183044
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments that related to a surgical retractor. In certain embodiments, the systems may include a laterally expandable sleeve, sleeve activators, and insertion tools. In other embodiments, there is disclosed various methods of retraction during surgery. In some embodiments, the methods include expanding a sleeve using a sleeve activator. In some embodiments described herein, a kit may be provided for a surgical procedure. The kit may include a flexible retractor and a retractor inserter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Stefan Gabriel, Noelle Dye
  • Publication number: 20080065072
    Abstract: Disclosed is a kit for use during stabilization procedures. The kit may include a head stabilizer having an elongated shaft with an implant engaging portion coupled to the distal end portion. A holding apparatus may also be included in the kit. The holding apparatus may have a sleeve, a pusher shaft received within the sleeve, and an implant engaging mechanism coupled to the distal end portion of the sleeve. The kit may also include a retrieval tube having a handle portion, an implant engaging mechanism coupled to the distal end portion of the handle portion, and a locking mechanism coupled to the proximal end portion of the handle portion. Other instruments that may be included in the kit are guide wires, dilators, anchors, poly-axial heads, extensions, spinal rods, and set screws.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: James Spitler, Michael S. Castro, Rex Shores, Kevin Tahmoush, Stefan Gabriel
  • Patent number: 7309337
    Abstract: A bone anchor includes an anchor body configured to be retained within bone. The anchor body includes a restrictor defining an opening having a first portion for permitting passage of a member therethrough, and a second portion restricting passage of the member therethrough. The member is movable between the first and second portions in a direction non-parallel to a direction of passage of the member through the opening. The restrictor includes an edge lining the opening oriented obliquely to a direction of passage of the member through the opening. The anchor body includes one or more resilient members with sharp, proximal edges for penetrating bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Stefan Gabriel