Patents by Inventor Thomas Trotta

Thomas Trotta 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: 20220148951
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor chip and a redistribution layer on a first side of the semiconductor chip. The redistribution layer is electrically coupled to the semiconductor chip. The semiconductor device includes a dielectric layer and an antenna on the dielectric layer. The dielectric layer is between the antenna and the semiconductor chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ngoc-Hoa Huynh, Franz-Xaver Muehlbauer, Claus Waechter, Veronika Theyerl, Dominic Maier, Thomas Kilger, Saverio Trotta, Ashutosh Baheti, Georg Meyer-Berg, Maciej Wojnowski
  • Publication number: 20080097512
    Abstract: A complex medical balloon (12) has at least two sections (14, 16), each of which has a different compliance curve. A compliance curve measures expansion size at various pressures. Accordingly, at a given pressure, one balloon section of a complex balloon will experience greater expansion than another section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Scott Sidwell, Thomas Trotta
  • Publication number: 20070288053
    Abstract: A balloon dilatation catheter has a relatively stiff and strong proximal cannula made of a material such as for example metal hypotubing. The distal end of the catheter includes an inflatable medical device or balloon, an inflation lumen and a guidewire lumen. A transition assembly is positioned between the proximal cannula and the distal end section. This transition assembly has a stiffening member within a transition tube, and provides for a flexible transition between the two components of diverse stiffness, namely the proximal cannula and the flexible distal end portion. A proximal end of the stiffening member may float within a distal end of the proximal cannula, but the stiffening member distal end is affixed to the shaft. The dilatation catheter may have a rapid exchange configuration, and is generally used in conjunction with a guiding catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Trotta
  • Publication number: 20050086129
    Abstract: A cross-branding reservation and tracking system for disseminating travel information, making and booking travel arrangements, and tracking use thereof. Websites of travel agencies or non-travel related business affiliates are linked to a customized reservation and booking site at which information on various resorts and travel arrangements is presented in a cross-branded format. Reservations are booked through a centralized booking engine component of the customized site. Tracking functions audit and report on click-through activity originating from each affiliated site. Multiple affiliations through a single affiliated URL are also enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Pasquale Patullo, Thomas Trotta
  • Publication number: 20050033613
    Abstract: A reservation system for making travel arrangements via a computer network. The reservation system provides the user with a means for fast and efficient pricing of desired travel arrangements, and convenient booking of same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: February 10, 2005
    Inventors: Pasquale Patullo, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 6500146
    Abstract: Dilatation balloons and catheters including same are provided. The balloons are fabricated of a material such as a nylon or a polyamide material, and they have an inflated, non-distended working profile as well as a stretched inflated profile which is achieved by applying pressure through a dilatation catheter or the like that is in excess of that needed to achieve the inflated, non-distended profile and which is adequate to effect dilatation or the like up to a maximum pre-bursting pressure application. The maximum pre-bursting size of the balloon can be tailored depending upon the needs of the particular balloon within a wide range of possible maximum pre-bursting sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Pinchuk, Robert S. Shonk, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 6500148
    Abstract: Dilation balloons and catheters including same are provided. The balloons are fabricated of a material such as a nylon or a polyamide material, and they have an inflated, non-distended working profile as well as a stretched inflated profile which is achieved by applying pressure through a dilatation catheter or the like that is in excess of that needed to achieve the inflated, non-distended profile and which is adequate to effect dilatation or the like up to a maximum pre-bursting pressure application. The maximum pre-bursting size of the balloon can be tailored depending upon the needs of the particular balloon within a wide range of possible maximum pre-bursting sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Pinchuk, Robert S. Shonk, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 6110142
    Abstract: Dilatation balloons and catheters including same are provided. The balloons are fabricated of a biaxially orientable material such as a nylon or a polyamide material, and they have an inflated, non-distended working profile as well as a stretched inflated profile which is achieved by applying pressure through a dilatation catheter or the like that is in excess of that needed to achieve the inflated, non-distended profile and which is adequate to effect dilatation or the like up to a maximum pre-bursting pressure application. The maximum pre-bursting size of the balloon can be tailored depending upon the needs of the particular balloon within a wide range of possible maximum pre-bursting sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2000
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Pinchuk, Robert S. Shonk, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5738653
    Abstract: Dilatation balloons and catheters including same are provided. The balloons are fabricated of a material such as a nylon or a polyamide material, and they have an inflated, non-distended working profile as well as a stretched inflated profile which is achieved by applying pressure through a dilatation catheter or the like that is in excess of that needed to achieve the inflated, non-distended profile and which is adequate to effect dilatation or the like up to a maximum pre-bursting pressure application. The maximum pre-bursting size of the balloon can be tailored depending upon the needs of the particular balloon within a wide range of possible maximum pre-bursting sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1998
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Pinchuk, Robert S. Shonk, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5620649
    Abstract: A balloon catheter comprises a flexible, elongated member, an inflatable balloon carried on the elongated member to define an inflated chamber within the balloon, and an inflation conduit extending along the member and communicating with the inflation chamber. The inflatable balloon, in turn, defines a wall which comprises at least three bonded layers. A first pair of the layers comprises a flexible plastic material which is typically a condensation polymer. A second of the layers comprises a flexible polymer which is typically a vinylic polymer which is covalently bonded to the first layers and positioned between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5613979
    Abstract: A balloon catheter having an inflatable balloon in which the outer surface of the inflatable balloon is surrounded by an elastomeric sleeve. The sleeve is attached throughout at least a majority of its area to the balloon outer surface to provide pin hole and abrasion resistance. Preferably, the inflatable balloon is made of a flexible material of less elasticity than the material of the elastomeric sleeve. Thus the balloon expands to a generally limited maximum transverse dimension, while the collapse of the balloon is facilitated by the elastomeric sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 25, 1997
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Trotta, Jeffrey A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5585057
    Abstract: Medical device tubing is prepared from a blended polymer which is a blend of polyetheramide having substantially no ester linkages together with either or both of a polyamide and a polyesteretheramide having a hardness of at least about Shore 70D. The resulting tubing has an exceptionally high ratio of burst strength to flexibility, and the blended polymer retards blooming of the tubing that is believed to result from migration of monomers to the surface of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1996
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5478320
    Abstract: A balloon catheter comprises a flexible, elongated member, an inflatable balloon carried on the elongated member to define an inflated chamber within the balloon, and an inflation conduit extending along the member and communicating with the inflation chamber. The inflatable balloon, in turn, defines a wall which comprises at least three bonded layers. A first pair of the layers comprises a flexible plastic material which is typically a condensation polymer. A second of the layers comprises a flexible polymer which is typically a vinylic polymer which is covalently bonded to the first layers and positioned between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5449371
    Abstract: Dilatation balloons and catheters including same are provided. The balloons are fabricated of a material such as a nylon or a polyamide material, and they have an inflated, non-distended working profile as well as a stretched inflated profile which is achieved by applying pressure through a dilatation catheter or the like that is in excess of that needed to achieve the inflated, non-distended profile and which is adequate to effect dilatation or the like up to a maximum pre-bursting pressure application. The maximum pre-bursting size of the balloon can be tailored depending upon the needs of the particular balloon within a wide range of possible maximum pre-bursting sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 12, 1995
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Pinchuk, Robert S. Shonk, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5433713
    Abstract: Medical device tubing is prepared from a blend of polyetheramide having substantially no ester linkages with either or both a polyamide and a polyesteretheramide. The resulting tubing has an exceptionally high burst strength to flexibility ratio, and migration of monomers to the surface resulting in blooming is substantially retarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5356591
    Abstract: Dilatation balloons are fabricated of a material such as a nylon or a polyamide material, and they have an inflated, non-distended working profile as well as a stretched inflated profile which is achieved by applying pressure through a dilatation catheter or the like that is in excess of that needed to achieve the inflated, non-distended profile and which is adequate to effect dilatation or the like up to a maximum pre-bursting pressure application. The maximum pre-bursting size of the balloon can be tailored depending upon the needs of the particular balloon within a wide range of possible maximum pre-bursting sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1994
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Pinchuk, Robert S. Shonk, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5342386
    Abstract: Catheters are provided which have multiple flexibilities along their shafts as well as high pressure capabilities throughout the length of the catheter. Included is a catheter body having a relatively high stiffness which is particularly well-suited for maximum pushability through a body cavity or vessel. Secured to the distal end portion of this catheter body is a thin-walled, flexible tube which exhibits low stiffness to thereby impart maximum flexibility to the distal or tip portion of the catheter. A medical device balloon or other distal end member such as an atraumatic tip is secured to the distal end portion of the connecting tube. In the preferred arrangement, the thin-walled, flexible tube had been constructed by proceeding with radial expansion method in order to impart characteristics of excellent flexibility and high burst strength to the thin-walled flexible tube and thus to the assembled catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1994
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5304197
    Abstract: Dilatation balloons and catheters including same are provided. The balloons are fabricated of a material such as a nylon or a polyamide material, and they have an inflated, non-distended working profile as well as a stretched inflated profile which is achieved by applying pressure through a dilatation catheter or the like that is in excess of that needed to achieve the inflated, non-distended profile and which is adequate to effect dilatation or the like up to a maximum pre-bursting pressure application. The maximum pre-bursting size of the balloon can be tailored depending upon the needs of the particular balloon within a wide range of possible maximum pre-bursting sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Leonard Pinchuk, Robert S. Shonk, Thomas Trotta
  • Patent number: 5290306
    Abstract: A balloon catheter having an inflatable balloon in which the outer surface of the inflatable balloon is surrounded by an elastomeric sleeve. The sleeve is attached throughout at least a majority of its area to the balloon outer surface to provide pin hole and abrasion resistance. Preferably, the inflatable balloon is made of a flexible material of less elasticity than the material of the elastomeric sleeve. Thus the balloon expands to a generally limited maximum transverse dimension, while the collapse of the balloon is facilitated by the elastomeric sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Trotta, Jeffrey A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5279596
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter comprises a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion has greater torsional stiffness than the distal portion, while the distal portion has greater dependability than the proximal portion. In accordance with this invention the distal portion carries a helical wire support member embedded therein, the helical support member being essentially free of crossing wires, to provide kink-resistance upon bending to the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Javier E. Castaneda, Robert F. Graham, Peter Soltesz, Thomas Trotta