Patents by Inventor William T. Metzger

William T. Metzger 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: 5343860
    Abstract: A single use disposable esophageal electrode structure is formed with a planar sheet body member. The body member carries a plurality of spaced-apart conductive electrode members. A temperature sensor can also be carried on the body member. A layer of adhesive on the body member can be used to affix it to an esophageal probe. A plurality of conducting members is coupled to the body member. Each of the conducting members is in turn coupled to a respective one of the electrodes. A free end of the conducting members carries an electrical connector for connection to other electrical units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Arzco Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Metzger, Rimas Buinevicius, Richard M. Bilof
  • Patent number: 5199433
    Abstract: A single use disposable esophageal electrode structure is formed with a planar sheet body member. The body member carries a plurality of spaced-apart conductive electrode members. A temperature sensor can also be carried on the body member. A layer of adhesive on the body member can be used to affix it to an esophageal probe. A plurality of conducting members is coupled to the body member. Each of the conducting members is in turn coupled to a respective one of the electrodes. A free end of the conducting members carries an electrical connector for connection to other electrical units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1993
    Assignee: Arzco Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Metzger, Rimas Buinevicius, Richard M. Bilof
  • Patent number: 5117828
    Abstract: A mechanically expandable esophageal catheter has an elongated flexible body which carries at a distal end thereof one or more electrically conducting members. The conducting members are moveable laterally with respect to the body portion of the catheter by means of a mechanical structure contained therein. The degree and extent of mechanical movement can be controlled by a stylet from a proximal end of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Arzco Medical Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: William T. Metzger, Hossein Jadvar
  • Patent number: 5109851
    Abstract: A single use disposable esophageal electrode structure is formed with a planar sheet body member. The body member carries a plurality of spaced-apart conductive electrode members. A layer of adhesive on the body member can be used to affix it to an esophageal probe. A plurality of conducting members is coupled to the body member. Each of the conducting members is in turn coupled to a respective one of the electrodes. A free end of the conducting members carries an electrical connector for connection to other electrical units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1992
    Assignee: Arzco Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein Jadvar, William T. Metzger
  • Patent number: 5069215
    Abstract: A single use disposable esophageal electrode structure is formed with a planar sheet body member. The body member carries a plurality of spaced-apart conductive electrode members. A layer of adhesive on the body member can be used to affix it to an esophageal probe. A plurality of conducting members is coupled to the body member. Each of the conducting members is in turn coupled to a respective one of the electrodes. A free end of the conducting members carries an electrical connector for connection to other electrical units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Arzco Medical Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hossein Jadvar, William T. Metzger
  • Patent number: 4930521
    Abstract: A transesophageal pacing catheter has an elongated body portion with a proximal end and a distal end. The distal end carries first and second spaced-apart pacing electrodes thereon. The distal end terminates in a closed, rounded, flexible polyethylene tip. The body portion of the catheter is formed with inner and outer elongated cylindrical, polyethylene members. Electrical connections for the spaced-apart electrodes extend through the body portion between the two polyethylene cylindrical members to the proximal end thereof. At the proximal end the electrical conductors terminate at first and second conductive connecting members. A removable stylet slidably engages a central cavity of the body portion and provides a variable degree of flexiblility thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventors: William T. Metzger, Hossein Jadvar