Patents Represented by Attorney Larry Saret
  • Patent number: 4315509
    Abstract: A first part of the inventive instrument comprises an insertion and removal device in the form of a maneuverable catheter which may be inserted through the mouth or nostril, pharynx, and esophagus into the stomach. In one form, the catheter includes an outer sheath which protects the human body while a tool extending coaxially through an inner sheath is being manipulated. The tool includes a remotely operated pair of tweezers for holding or releasing a loop on insertion or seizing and holding the loop on removal of the second part of the inventive instrument. An alternate device for capturing and holding the second part of the inventive instrument uses an electromagnet. The second part of the inventive instrument comprises a self-compressing, open-ended, balloon-like tube for implantation in and lining of the digestive tract, especially in the intestine, to prevent food from being absorbed into the villi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1982
    Inventor: Julie A. Smit
  • Patent number: 4292971
    Abstract: A personal appliance comprises a vacuum chamber and a steam-generating chamber. Steam or other heat is applied to an area of human skin for a period which is long enough to open pores, melt any wax-like substances within the pores, and otherwise cause the skin to be cleaned. Thereafter, a mild suction is applied to the steamed area which lifts the softened debris out of the open skin pores. In some instances the suction may be applied in a pulsating manner to massage the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Inventors: Helen Smit, Julie Smit