Patents by Inventor Brian Zelickson

Brian 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: 10932765
    Abstract: Methods and devices of tissue attachment with one or more tissue layers being attached using an adhesive to bone or other tissue layers including moving skin and surrounding tissues of the face or any other body part in relationship to the bone or cartilage structures below thus effecting a “skin tightening” or lifting procedure. Methods and devices for minimally invasively locating a precise tissue layer, repositioning the tissue layer in relation to the surrounding tissue layers, creating a specific potential space, delivering an adhesive material within the tissue and depositing an amount of adhesive/sealant material to allow for tissue adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CUFIX, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Zelickson, Mark Rydell, Al Zelickson
  • Publication number: 20190313774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin layer is gently pulled in a non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the skin layer into the bone layer to effect a “skin tightening” procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Zift Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert A. Van Tassel, Ralph Schneider, Ming Wu, David John Blaeser, Philip Jon Haarstad, Eric J. Simso, Douglas Jay Krone, Brian Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz, Matt Blaeser, Matt Keillor
  • Publication number: 20190201183
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin and/or soft tissue layer is displaced in a surgical or non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the skin and/or soft tissue layer into the periosteum or bone layer to affect a tissue repositioning procedure. The method and apparatus may also be used to attach tissue to tissue an a shifted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Zift, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert A. Van Tassel, Ralph Schneider, Ming Wu, David John Blaeser, Eric J. Simso, Philip Jon Haarstad, Douglas Jay Krone, Brian Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz, Matt Blaeser, Matt Keillor
  • Publication number: 20160206081
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching tissue to bone in a shifted position without requiring surgical detachment of muscle or connective tissue joining the tissue layer to the bone layer. The skin layer is gently pulled in a non-surgical manner and a fastener of the invention is driven through the skin layer into the bone layer to effect a “skin tightening” procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: ZIFT MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert A. Van Tassel, Ralph Schneider, Ming Wu, David John Blaeser, Philip Jon Haarstad, Eric J. Simso, Douglas Jay Krone, Brian Zelickson, Robert A. Ganz
  • Publication number: 20070208340
    Abstract: A device for creating a pattern of perforations in a tissue, comprising a treating surface coupled to a distal end of the elongated member and configured to be positioned adjacent one or more tissue planes, a plurality of electrodes extending outwardly from at least one surface of the treating surface and adapted for creating simultaneous perforations in one or more tissue layers, wherein the electrodes are provided in a pattern to impart a corresponding pattern of perforations in the one or more tissue layers. Methods of using the device and methods of creating perforations in one or more layers of tissues are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2005
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Robert Ganz, Brian Zelickson
  • Publication number: 20060224220
    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: April 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Zelickson, Robert Ganz
  • Publication number: 20060069349
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described that includes a catheter and a penetrating member at a distal end of the catheter for penetrating a tissue. The penetrating member can have a lumen in communication with the catheter, the lumen having an opening at a surface of the penetrating member to deliver a substance through the lumen. The device includes means for determining a location of the opening relative to the tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Inventors: Robert Ganz, Brian Zelickson, Mark Rydell
  • Publication number: 20050143754
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for imparting rejuvenating energy to the skin uses a handheld ergonomic apparatus with selectable treatment components to achieve tuned energy application to a portion of the dermal layer of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Zelickson, David kist, Mark Rydell
  • Publication number: 20050080465
    Abstract: A device includes a patch or bandage, applied on or adjacent to a specific external surface of a human or animal body part, which delivers light of varying wavelengths, intensity and duration for treatment of various diseases or abnormalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Brian Zelickson, Robert Ganz