Patents by Inventor Brian D. Zelickson

Brian D. Zelickson 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: 9005173
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Patent number: 8442645
    Abstract: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy source generates and transmits energy via the insertion device to the energy transmitting device which directs the transmitted energy onto the lower esophageal sphincter which is comprised largely of collagen. The energy source transmits energy at a level sufficient to cause heating of the sphincter's collagen resulting in a shrinkage of the collagen and a tightening of the sphincter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz
  • Patent number: 8398631
    Abstract: An ablation catheter system and method of use is provided to endoscopically access portions of the human esophagus experiencing undesired growth of columnar epithelium. The ablation catheter system and method includes controlled depth of ablation features and use of either radio frequency spectrum, non-ionizing ultraviolet radiation, warm fluid or microwave radiation, which may also be accompanied by improved sensitizer agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Robert A. Ganz, Brian D. Zelickson, Roger A. Stern
  • Publication number: 20120330298
    Abstract: An ablation catheter system and method of use is provided to endoscopically access portions of the human esophagus experiencing undesired growth of columnar epithelium. The ablation catheter system and method includes controlled depth of ablation features and use of either radio frequency spectrum, non-ionizing ultraviolet radiation, warm fluid or microwave radiation, which may also be accompanied by improved sensitizer agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: TYCO Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Robert A. Ganz, Brian D. Zelickson, Roger A. Stern
  • Publication number: 20120016380
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Patent number: 8052662
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is on a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Publication number: 20110172748
    Abstract: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy source generates and transmits energy via the insertion device to the energy transmitting device which directs the transmitted energy onto the lower esophageal sphincter which is comprised largely of collagen. The energy source transmits energy at a level sufficient to cause heating of the sphincter's collagen resulting in a shrinkage of the collagen and a tightening of the sphincter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Brian D. ZELICKSON, Robert G. Ganz
  • Patent number: 7933659
    Abstract: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy source generates and transmits energy via the insertion device to the energy transmitting device which directs the transmitted energy onto the lower esophageal sphincter which is comprised largely of collagen. The energy source transmits energy at a level sufficient to cause heating of the sphincter's collagen resulting in a shrinkage of the collagen and a tightening of the sphincter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz
  • Publication number: 20100286753
    Abstract: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy source generates and transmits energy via the insertion device to the energy transmitting device which directs the transmitted energy onto the lower esophageal sphincter which is comprised largely of collagen. The energy source transmits energy at a level sufficient to cause heating of the sphincter's collagen resulting in a shrinkage of the collagen and a tightening of the sphincter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz
  • Patent number: 7761169
    Abstract: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy source generates and transmits energy via the insertion device to the energy transmitting device which directs the transmitted energy onto the lower esophageal sphincter which is comprised largely of collagen. The energy source transmits energy at a level sufficient to cause heating of the sphincter's collagen resulting in a shrinkage of the collagen and a tightening of the sphincter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz
  • Publication number: 20090287196
    Abstract: A laser energy soft tissue aspiration device comprises a cannula defining an aspiration lumen and having one or more aspiration inlet ports at a distal end. A laser energy transmission guide delivers laser energy from the proximal end of the cannula to the distal end which can be inserted to a tissue removal site within a patient. Reciprocating longitudinal motion of the cannula along with suction provided within the lumen can cause soft tissue to be suctioned into the lumen for removal. Laser energy contained within the lumen and directed by an optical delivery system can ablate soft tissue pulled within the lumen. The optical delivery system can further protect the terminal point of the laser energy transmission guide, from which, the laser energy can be delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Thomas Dressel, Stephen M. Tobin, Paul Sowyrda, Steven Woolfson
  • Publication number: 20090275933
    Abstract: A laser energy soft tissue aspiration device comprises a cannula defining an aspiration lumen and having one or more aspiration inlet ports at a distal end. A laser energy transmission guide delivers laser energy from the proximal end of the cannula to the distal end which can be inserted to a tissue removal site within a patient. Reciprocating longitudinal motion of the cannula along with suction provided within the lumen can cause soft tissue to be suctioned into the lumen for removal. Laser energy contained within the lumen and directed by an optical delivery system can ablate soft tissue pulled within the lumen. The optical delivery system can further protect the terminal point of the laser energy transmission guide by isolating it, or removing it from the flow of aspirated tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Thomas Dressel, Stephen M. Tobin, Paul Sowyrda, Steven Woolfson
  • Publication number: 20090275932
    Abstract: A laser energy soft tissue aspiration device comprises a cannula defining an aspiration lumen and having one or more aspiration inlet ports at a distal end. A laser energy transmission guide delivers laser energy from the proximal end of the cannula to the distal end which can be inserted to a tissue removal site within a patient. Reciprocating longitudinal motion of the cannula along with suction provided within the lumen can cause soft tissue to be suctioned into the lumen for removal. Laser energy contained within the lumen and directed by an optical delivery system can ablate soft tissue pulled within the lumen. The optical delivery system can further protect the terminal point of the laser energy transmission guide, from which, the laser energy can be delivered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Thomas Dressel, Stephen M. Tobin, Paul Sowyrda, Steven Woolfson
  • Publication number: 20090234304
    Abstract: A system and method for rejuvenating skin through ablation using a handheld device (200) having a removable treatment component (213) with an abrasive material on one surface of the component which surface is in a portion of the treatment component (213) configured to conform to a skin surface. The system further includes application of other elements to facilitate skin recovery and rejuvenation processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, David A. Kist, Mark A. Rydell
  • Patent number: 7530979
    Abstract: An ablation catheter system and method of use is provided to endoscopically access portions of the human esophagus experiencing undesired growth of columnar epithelium. The ablation catheter system and method includes controlled depth of ablation features and use of either radio frequency spectrum, non-ionizing ultraviolet radiation, warm fluid or microwave radiation, which may also be accompanied by improved sensitizer agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: BÂRRX Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Ganz, Brian D. Zelickson, Roger A. Stern
  • Publication number: 20090048593
    Abstract: An ablation catheter system and method of use is provided to endoscopically access portions of the human esophagus experiencing undesired growth of columnar epithelium. The ablation catheter system and method includes controlled depth of ablation features and use of either radio frequency spectrum, non-ionizing ultraviolet radiation, warm fluid or microwave radiation, which may also be accompanied by improved sensitizer agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Inventors: Robert A. Ganz, Brian D. Zelickson, Roger A. Stern
  • Publication number: 20080262530
    Abstract: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy source generates and transmits energy via the insertion device to the energy transmitting device which directs the transmitted energy onto the lower esophageal sphincter which is comprised largely of collagen. The energy source transmits energy at a level sufficient to cause heating of the sphincter's collagen resulting in a shrinkage of the collagen and a tightening of the sphincter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz
  • Publication number: 20080208105
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device and method for improving the surgical procedure of soft tissue removal by aspiration and more particularly to a device and method utilizing laser energy directed substantially across the inlet port to more readily and safely facilitate the separating of soft tissue from a patient in vivo. This invention has immediate and direct application to the surgical procedure of liposuction or body contouring as well as application in the surgical procedures of other soft tissue removal such as brain tissue, eye tissue, and other soft tissue inaccessible to other soft tissue aspiration techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Thomas Dressel
  • Patent number: 7400929
    Abstract: A lower esophageal sphincter tightening device for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease which includes an insertion device, an energy source, and an energy transmitting device. The insertion device, by insertion through a body opening, positions the energy transmitting device in the proximity of the lower esophageal sphincter. The energy source generates and transmits energy via the insertion device to the energy transmitting device which directs the transmitted energy onto the lower esophageal sphincter which is comprised largely of collagen. The energy source transmits energy at a level sufficient to cause heating of the sphincter's collagen resulting in a shrinkage of the collagen and a tightening of the sphincter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian D. Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz
  • Patent number: RE40403
    Abstract: A method for the treatment of wrinkles on human skin, by stimulating collagen growth beneath the epidermis layer, comprising the steps of: arranging a pulsed dye laser generator in light communication with a pulsed dye laser delivery device. The pulsed dye laser delivery device is applied against tissue having wrinkles. The pulsed dye laser generator generates a pulsed dye laser light. A pulsed dye laser light from the pulsed dye laser delivery device is directed onto the tissue, to reach hemoglobin in a collagen layer up to about 1.2 mm. beneath the surface of the tissue to effect growth changes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Cynosure, Inc.
    Inventors: George Cho, Horace W. Furumoto, Brian D. Zelickson