Patents by Inventor Stephen Spiegelberg

Stephen Spiegelberg 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: 10561922
    Abstract: Devices and methods are generally provided for indicating the location of a most recent strike on a face of a golf club. One exemplary embodiment of an impact indication device can include a patch that can be attached to the face of a golf club and can display the impact location of a most recent strike without displaying impact locations of previous strikes. The impact locations of previous strikes can be removed from the patch without the user having to do anything more than take another swing. In some embodiments, the device includes a yield-stress material that assist in displaying impact a most recent impact location without displaying previous impact locations. Other features that can allow patches to work in this fashion, as well as methods related to the same, are also provided. Further, disclosures pertaining to a mobile impact recorder are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ArthroKinetic Institute, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Robert Woods, Gavin Braithwaite, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20190282325
    Abstract: A biopsy site marker configured to expand upon deployment into a biopsy cavity, and visible under several different imaging modalities, comprises a superabsorbent hydrogel component and a radiopaque element. The hydrogel is in a compressed, dehydrated state prior to deployment to facilitate placement of the marker within the biopsy site, and thereafter expands upon deployment in the biopsy site. Such expansion limits migration of the site marker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: HOLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Estefania ALVAREZ, Adam KOZAK, Jaimee ROBERTSON, Stephen SPIEGELBERG
  • Publication number: 20170274262
    Abstract: Devices and methods are generally provided for indicating the location of a most recent strike on a face of a golf club. One exemplary embodiment of an impact indication device can include a patch that can be attached to the face of a golf club and can display the impact location of a most recent strike without displaying impact locations of previous strikes. The impact locations of previous strikes can be removed from the patch without the user having to do anything more than take another swing. In some embodiments, the device includes a yield-stress material that assist in displaying impact a most recent impact location without displaying previous impact locations. Other features that can allow patches to work in this fashion, as well as methods related to the same, are also provided. Further, disclosures pertaining to a mobile impact recorder are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Robert Woods, Gavin Braithwaite, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20140274439
    Abstract: Devices and methods are generally provided for indicating the location of a most recent strike on a face of a golf club. One exemplary embodiment of an impact indication device can include a patch that can be attached to the face of a golf club and can display the impact location of a most recent strike without displaying impact locations of previous strikes. The impact locations of previous strikes can be removed from the patch without the user having to do anything more than take another swing. In some embodiments, the device includes a yield-stress material that assist in displaying impact a most recent impact location without displaying previous impact locations. Other features that can allow patches to work in this fashion, as well as methods related to the same, are also provided. Further, disclosures pertaining to a mobile impact recorder are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SANWOOD LLC
    Inventors: Eric Sanchez, Robert Woods, Gavin Braithwaite, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20110295299
    Abstract: The technology described herein provides methods for addressing obesity by introducing a device into the stomach. Embodiments of a device for treating obesity may comprise a shaped membrane construct that contains a swellable material. The construct may be contained within a capsule which is ingested by a patient. When the capsule dissolves in the stomach, the gastric secretions may diffuse through the membrane and spontaneously swell the internal material, which swells and stiffens the construct sufficiently to create a sensation of satiety by both filling gastric volume and by distending the walls of the stomach. The volume of the construct may be sufficient to prevent passage through the pyloric sphincter. After a set period of time or after the administration of a degradation formulation, the device may structurally degrade to allow passage through the pyloric sphincter and eventual passage from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Gavin Braithwaite, Martin van Buren, Stephen Spiegelberg, Shantanu Gaur, Samuel Levy, Jonathan Wecker, Ram Chuttani
  • Publication number: 20080090934
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion, post-doping annealing, and materials used therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicants: The General Hospital Corporation dba Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20080090933
    Abstract: The present invention provides an irradiated crosslinked polyethylene containing reduced free radicals, preferably containing substantially no residual free radical. Disclosed is a process of making irradiated crosslinked polyethylene by irradiating the polyethylene in contact with a sensitizing environment at an elevated temperature that is below the melting point, in order to reduce the concentration of residual free radicals to an undetectable level. A process of making irradiated crosslinked polyethylene composition having reduced free radical content, preferably containing substantially no residual free radicals, by mechanically deforming the polyethylene at a temperature that is below the melting point of the polyethylene, optionally in a sensitizing environment, is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Applicants: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg, Gareth McKinley
  • Publication number: 20080067724
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and materials used therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicants: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun MURATOGLU, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20070114702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and materials used therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicants: The General Hospital Corporation dba Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun MURATOGLU, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20070043137
    Abstract: The present invention provides irradiated crosslinked polyethylene containing reduced free radicals, preferably containing substantially no residual free radical. Processes of making crosslinked wear-resistant polyethylene having reduced free radical content, preferably containing substantially no residual free radicals, by mechanically deforming the irradiated PE either with or without contact with sensitizing environment during irradiation and annealing the post-irradiated PE at a temperature that is above the melting point of the PE, are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 22, 2007
    Applicant: The General Hospital Corporation dba Massachusetts General Hospital
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20070004818
    Abstract: The present invention provides an irradiated crosslinked polyethylene containing reduced free radicals, preferably containing substantially no residual free radical. Disclosed is a process of making irradiated crosslinked polyethylene by irradiating the polyethylene in contact with a sensitizing environment at an elevated temperature that is below the melting point, in order to reduce the concentration of residual free radicals to an undetectable level. A process of making irradiated crosslinked polyethylene composition having reduced free radical content, preferably containing substantially no residual free radicals, by mechanically deforming the polyethylene at a temperature that is below the melting point of the polyethylene, optionally in a sensitizing environment, is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Applicants: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg, Gareth McKinley
  • Publication number: 20060079597
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of making covalently crosslinked vinyl polymer hydrogels having advantageous physical properties, and covalently crosslinked vinyl polymer hydrogel compositions made by such methods, as well as articles of manufacture comprising such covalently crosslinked vinyl polymer hydrogel compositions. The physical properties of the produced hydrogels can be adjusted by varying controlled parameters such as the proportion of physical associations, the concentration of polymer and the amount of radiation applied. Such covalently crosslinked vinyl polymer hydrogels can be made translucent, preferably transparent, or opaque depending on the processing conditions. The stability of the physical properties of the produced vinyl polymer hydrogel can be enhanced by controlling the amount of covalent crosslinks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Applicant: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg, Jeffrey Ruberti, Niels Abt
  • Publication number: 20050194722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and materials used therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20050194723
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for making oxidation resistant medical devices that comprise polymeric materials, for example, ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). The invention also provides methods of making antioxidant-doped medical implants, for example, doping of medical devices containing cross-linked UHMWPE with vitamin E by diffusion and materials used therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg
  • Publication number: 20050124718
    Abstract: The present invention provides an irradiated crosslinked polyethylene containing reduced free radicals, preferably containing substantially no residual free radical. Disclosed is a process of making irradiated crosslinked polyethylene by irradiating the polyethylene in contact with a sensitizing environment at an elevated temperature that is below the melting point, in order to reduce the concentration of residual free radicals to an undetectable level. A process of making irradiated crosslinked polyethylene composition having reduced free radical content, preferably containing substantially no residual free radicals, by mechanically deforming the polyethylene at a temperature that is below the melting point of the polyethylene, optionally in a sensitizing environment, is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Applicants: Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Orhun Muratoglu, Stephen Spiegelberg, Gareth McKinley