Patents Assigned to Spirox, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10786383
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for correcting nasal valve collapse comprising a device configured for suspending a nasal valve, the device comprising a body portion comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of barbs, wherein the body portion is configured to be inserted through or underneath the upper lateral cartilage of a patient and wherein the plurality of barbs are configured to engage a soft tissue overlying a bony tissue proximal to the upper lateral cartilage, and a head portion coupled to the proximal end of the body portion wherein the head portion is configured to engage the upper lateral cartilage of the patient when the plurality of barbs are engaged with the soft tissue overlying the bony tissue proximal to the upper lateral cartilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Gonzales, Christopher M. Revell
  • Patent number: 10603163
    Abstract: A method for non-surgically treating an internal nasal valve of a patient comprising, injecting a working device into the internal nasal valve of the patient, wherein the injected working device in the nasal tissue causes an alteration of an internal or external nasal valve. A device introduced by injection into the nose, allowing for structural support or filling of defects in the nose, and causing a change in external shape of the nose. The device and inserts and implants described also have use in cosmetic applications relating to the facial tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventor: Iyad S. Saidi
  • Patent number: 10588740
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that cuts, holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SPIROX, INC .
    Inventors: Iyad S. Saidi, Michael H. Rosenthal, Donald A. Gonzales, J. Cameron Loper, Marcus A. Hadley, Jamie L. Ingram, Cheng Q. Ren, Charles P. Luddy, Leon A. Marucchi, Bruce C. Gray, R. Andrew Carlton
  • Patent number: 10398545
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Scott J. Baron, Donald A. Gonzales, Iyad S. Saidi
  • Publication number: 20190246951
    Abstract: A diagnostic tool and methods of using the tool are provided to quantify an amount of nasal collapse in a patient. The diagnostic tool includes a mask with an endoscope port and an opening to allow air flow, an endoscope with a camera adapted to take an image of the nasal valve, and an air flow sensor adapted to measure an inhalation rate of the patient. The diagnostic tool can quantify a size difference between the nasal valve during inhalation and zero flow by calculating a percentage difference in an area or one or more dimensions of the nasal valve during inhalation and zero flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: SPIROX, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Baron, Michael H. Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20190240005
    Abstract: Nasal implants and nasal implant delivery tools are described herein. The nasal implants and tools can be used to deliver the implant in a minimally invasive way. The delivery tools can be adapted to separate the upper lateral cartilage from the septum and to place an implant between the septum and the upper lateral cartilage. The implant can be configured to be placed between the upper lateral cartilage and the septum. The implant system can include a first longitudinal body adapted to engage with upper lateral cartilage and the septum on a first side of the septum and a second longitudinal body adapted to engage with upper lateral cartilage and the septum on a second side of the septum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SPIROX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Donald A. Gonzales, Brian DOMECUS, Scott J. BARON, Sergio SALINAS
  • Patent number: 9597220
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus ad methods for correcting nasal valve collapse comprising a device configured for suspending a nasal valve, the device comprising a body portion comprising a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of barbs, wherein the body portion is configured to be inserted through or underneath the upper lateral cartilage of a patient and wherein the plurality of barbs are configured to engage a soft tissue overlying a bony tissue proximal to the upper lateral cartilage, and a head portion coupled to the proximal end of the body portion wherein the head portion is configured to engage the upper lateral cartilage of the patient when the plurality of barbs are engaged with the soft tissue overlying the bony tissue proximal to the upper lateral cartilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald A. Gonzales, Christopher M. Revell
  • Patent number: 9480594
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that cuts, holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Iyad S. Saidi, Michael H. Rosenthal, Donald A. Gonzales, J. Cameron Loper, Marcus A. Hadley, Jamie L. Ingram, Cheng Q. Ren, Charles P. Luddy, Leon A. Marucchi, Bruce C. Gray, R. Andrew Carlton
  • Patent number: 8784488
    Abstract: A method for non-surgically treating an internal nasal valve of a patient comprising, injecting a working device into the internal nasal valve of the patient, wherein the injected working device in the nasal tissue causes an alteration of an internal or external nasal valve. A device introduced by injection into the nose, allowing for structural support or filling of defects in the nose, and causing a change in external shape of the nose. The device and inserts and implants described also have use in cosmetic applications relating to the facial tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventor: Iyad Saidi