Patents Assigned to Alure Medical, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20100331612
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: Alure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Patent number: 7837613
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Alure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Publication number: 20100137679
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast or another tissue is supported. One method involves introducing a superior soft tissue anchor into a patient, the anchor having an inferiorly facing total surface area; and introducing at least one inferior soft tissue anchor into the patient, such that the at least one inferior soft tissue anchor is suspended from the superior soft tissue anchor, the sum of all of the at least one inferior soft tissue anchors having a superiorly facing total surface area. The inferiorly facing total surface area of the superior anchor can be greater, such as at least two times greater than the superiorly facing total surface area of the at least one inferior anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: Alure Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Lashinski, Michael J. Lee, Gordon Bishop, Anthony Beatty, Jasper Benke, Alexe Calarasu, Jeremy Kinkade, Sean Saint, Heather Saladin
  • Publication number: 20090248071
    Abstract: Described are methods and apparatus for use in supporting tissue in a patient's body. In some embodiments, the patient's breast is supported. In some embodiments, the methods provide ways of supporting and adjusting tissue, and the apparatus includes components and embodiments for supporting and adjusting the tissue. Some embodiments include a supporting device, having a first portion, a second portion, and a support member positioned between the first portion and second portion. Some embodiments include advancing the first portion of the supporting device into the body to a first location in the body; advancing the second portion of the supporting device into the body to a second location in the body; securing the first portion of the supporting device at the first location; and shifting soft tissue in the body with the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Alure Medical , Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Heather Saladin, Anthony Beatty, Alexe Calarasu, Jasper Benke, Gordon Bishop, Randall Lashinski
  • Publication number: 20080082113
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for tissue lifting, or for correcting a ptosis condition caused by tissue stretching, are described. In some embodiments a tissue is supported by a support member. In some embodiments, tension is applied to a support member through at least one suspension member. The described embodiments provide examples of methods and apparatus effective for use in lifting or otherwise applying tension to various tissues, including tissues of the breast, buttock, thigh, arm, abdomen, neck and face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Publication date: April 3, 2008
    Applicant: ALURE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Bishop, Randy Lashinski