Patents by Inventor Thomas Stäbler

Thomas Stäbler 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: 10640722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lubricating mixture, which contains glycerides of natural origin and fatty acid alkyl esters. The glycerides are at least partly mono and/or diglycerides which form a mass fraction of 10% in the mixture. In a temperature range from ?10° C. to at least 15° C. the mixture has a liquid phase with a solid fraction of 1 vol. %, which is formed from a fraction of glycerides and/or fatty acid alkyl esters. The mixture can be formed entirely from renewable raw materials, has a high viscosity index and is particularly suitable as a lubricant for use in gearings, electric motors or internal combustion engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Peter Eisner, Thomas Herfellner, Andreas Staebler, Andreas Malberg
  • Patent number: 10624689
    Abstract: The ablation device (11) according to the invention is distinguished by a head (20) having a noncircular cross-section and by electrodes (32, 33) being positioned at an acute angle relative to each other. Due to the angular arrangement of the electrodes and the appropriate configuration of the channels (28, 29), there results an approximately fan-shaped plasma beam with which—in particular with the alternating activation of the two electrodes—a wide strip-shaped ablation region can be achieved on hollow organs of living beings. Handling is reliable and simplified, and, compared to existing measures, the treatment time is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Enderle, Klaus Fischer, Thomas Stäbler
  • Patent number: 10575891
    Abstract: The ablation system (10) according to the invention works with an ablation probe (12, 12a) that comprises two alternatingly working spark plasma electrodes (31, 32). They generate a plasma beam (47, 48) having a non-circular cross-section, which beam is to be guided—transversely with respect to the large longitudinal axis of its preferably oval cross-section—over the tissue to be ablated, in particular the mucosa (14). In doing so, it is possible to treat large-area tissue regions by means of a reliable and easily controllable procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Enderle, Klaus Fischer, Thomas Stäbler
  • Publication number: 20200022685
    Abstract: A biopsate recovery device (16) for recovering a biopsate (20) through an opening (46) with a recovery element (17) for fastening to or adjacent to a working tip (13) of a biopsy instrument (10) is disclosed, wherein the recovery element (17) is set up to—while the working tip (13) is being retracted through the opening (46)—be folded over the biopsate (20) in order to enclose the biopsate during the retraction of the working tip (13) through the opening (46) in order to separate the biopsate (20) from the environment during retraction through the opening (46). As a result of this, the biopsate (20) and/or the environment can be protected against contamination and/or cell transfer and/or germ transfer, and/or the biopsate (20) can be protected against being inadvertently stripped off at the opening (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Achim Brodbeck, Joerg Kronenthaler, Lars Blobel, Thomas Staebler
  • Publication number: 20190372566
    Abstract: An integrated communications subsystem (ICSS) includes a pulse-width modulator which drives a power stage, such as a motor. The pulse-width modulator is configured shut off the power stage when the pulse-width modulator receives a trip signal from a logic circuit of the ICSS. The logic circuit can easily be reprogrammed to send a trip signal only when certain error conditions are detected. Moreover, the ICSS contains one or more filters which can adjust the sensitivity of the logic circuit to error signals, enabling the ICSS to distinguish between true errors which require shutdown and glitches, which can be ignored during operation of the ICSS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Anton LEYRER, Martin STAEBLER, William Cronin WALLACE
  • Publication number: 20190167335
    Abstract: An instrument for large-area ablation of the mucosa including at least one first gas supply line and at least one second gas supply line whose distal ends are arranged to form an acute angle (?), so that the ends diverge distally. A free space between the distal ends of the gas supply lines allows the user to view the tissue region behind the distal end of the instrument. Due to the acute angle (?), electrodes arranged at least partially in the ends of the gas supply lines generate a wide plasma beam with which the mucosa ablation can be performed. The instrument can be guided precisely due to the view through the free space. A connecting element according to the invention is provided for attaching the ends of the gas supply lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Staebler, Charlotte Herrberg, Achim Brodbeck
  • Publication number: 20190167075
    Abstract: The device comprises an endoscope shaft through which extends a working channel ending at an outlet side of the shaft. A guiding element extends through the working channel, said guiding element being preferably guided in longitudinal direction in and along the working channel. The device is set up in such a manner that the distal end section of an instrument extending in longitudinal direction next to the shaft can be moved alongside the shaft beyond the outlet side in order to move the working section of the instrument away from the outlet side so as to lengthen the distal end section of the device. The instrument is coupled to the guiding element in order to guide the working section of the instrument in a transverse direction away from the outlet side in a region opposite the outlet side in order to work in the region with the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Klaus Fischer, Thomas Staebler, Charlotte Herrberg, Achim Brodbeck
  • Patent number: 10166012
    Abstract: A holding device for surgical instruments, in particular for minimally invasive surgery, is provided. The device includes a holding arm that holds an instrument support at the distal end of the holding arm. The instrument support can have which a surgical instrument is mounted thereon. The surgical instrument is operated by way of a drive device. To permit a simple replacement of the instrument support, the drive device is connected to the holding arm by way of a holding device, such that the drive device can easily be changed from a drive position to a replacement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT-LUND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
    Inventors: Sophie Lantermann, Ulrich Seibold, Ulrich Hagn, Thomas Staebler
  • Publication number: 20180353233
    Abstract: An instrument for electrosurgical treatment including an instrument head which forms a conveying body with a gas-fillable lumen. The lumen is connected to at least one first opening and at least one second opening in the instrument head. A primary stream of gas leaves through the first opening. The second opening is arranged such that a secondary stream exits the second opening next to the primary stream and/or with additional secondary streams out of additional second openings—away from the instrument head, at least partially peripherally surrounding the primary stream. An electrode is located in the flow of gas exiting out of the first opening for igniting a plasma between the first opening and the tissue to be treated. Due to the secondary stream accompanying the primary stream, an ignition of the plasma is successful even if the instrument is at a relatively large distance from the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Achim Brodbeck, Charlotte Herrberg, Thomas Staebler
  • Publication number: 20170071652
    Abstract: The ablation system (10) according to the invention works with an ablation probe (12, 12a) that comprises two alternatingly working spark plasma electrodes (31, 32). They generate a plasma beam (47, 48) having a non-circular cross-section, which beam is to be guided—transversely with respect to the large longitudinal axis of its preferably oval cross-section—over the tissue to be ablated, in particular the mucosa (14). In doing so, it is possible to treat large-area tissue regions by means of a reliable and easily controllable procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Markus Enderle, Klaus Fischer, Thomas Stäbler
  • Publication number: 20170071653
    Abstract: The ablation device (11) according to the invention is distinguished by a head (20) having a noncircular cross-section and by electrodes (32, 33) being positioned at an acute angle relative to each other. Due to the angular arrangement of the electrodes and the appropriate configuration of the channels (28, 29), there results an approximately fan-shaped plasma beam with which—in particular with the alternating activation of the two electrodes—a wide strip-shaped ablation region can be achieved on hollow organs of living beings. Handling is reliable and simplified, and, compared to existing measures, the treatment time is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventors: Markus Enderle, Klaus Fischer, Thomas Stäbler
  • Publication number: 20160106407
    Abstract: A holding device for surgical instruments, in particular for minimally invasive surgery, which device comprises a holding arm. The holding arm serves to hold an instrument support at the distal end of which a surgical instrument is mounted. The instrument is operated by way of a drive device. To permit a simple replacement of the instrument support, the drive device is connected to the holding arm by way of a holding device, such that the drive device can easily be changed from a drive position to a replacement position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Sophie Lantermann, Ulrich Seibold, Ulrich Hagn, Thomas Staebler