Patents by Inventor Bryan Weber

Bryan Weber 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).

  • Publication number: 20200383827
    Abstract: Application systems, disposable interface assemblies and methods for cooling subcutaneous lipid-rich tissue. One embodiment of an application system includes a cooling unit, a cryoprotectant vessel, a contact member and an array of selectively addressable heating elements. The cryoprotectant vessel is configured to contain a fluidic cryoprotectant such that at least a portion of the cryoprotectant is cooled by the cooling unit to a desired base temperature. The contact member is attached to the cryoprotectant vessel and includes a backside in contact with the cryoprotectant and a front side opposite the backside. The contact member is configured to allow the cryoprotectant to flow from the backside to the front side. The array of selectively addressable heating elements is carried by the contact member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Bryan Weber, Joseph Coakley, John Potosky
  • Patent number: 10722395
    Abstract: Application systems, disposable interface assemblies and methods for cooling subcutaneous lipid-rich tissue. One embodiment of an application system includes a cooling unit, a cryoprotectant vessel, a contact member and an array of selectively addressable heating elements. The cryoprotectant vessel is configured to contain a fluidic cryoprotectant such that at least a portion of the cryoprotectant is cooled by the cooling unit to a desired base temperature. The contact member is attached to the cryoprotectant vessel and includes a backside in contact with the cryoprotectant and a front side opposite the backside. The contact member is configured to allow the cryoprotectant to flow from the backside to the front side. The array of selectively addressable heating elements is carried by the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Weber, Joseph Coakley, John Potosky
  • Publication number: 20190090947
    Abstract: Apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 9844461
    Abstract: Home-use applicators for non-invasively removing heat from subcutaneous, lipid-rich cells via phase change coolants, and associated devices, systems and methods. A device in accordance with a particular embodiment includes an applicator releasably positionable in thermal communication with human skin, and a coolant vessel having a coolant. The device further includes a heat transfer conduit operatively coupled to the applicator and housing a heat transfer fluid that is isolated from fluid contact with the coolant. A heat exchanger is operatively coupled between the coolant vessel and the heat transfer conduit to transfer heat between the heat transfer fluid and the coolant, and a fluid driver is operatively coupled to the heat transfer conduit to direct the heat transfer fluid between the applicator and the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Levinson, John W. Allison, Joseph Coakley, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20170209212
    Abstract: Apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 9636175
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: THERMAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20140128944
    Abstract: Methods for creating a desired tissue effect. An RF electrode is provided that includes a conductive portion. The RF electrode is coupled to a fluid delivery member that delivers a cooling fluidic medium to a back surface of the RF electrode. A dielectric is positioned on a skin surface. The RF electrode is coupled with the dielectric. RF energy is delivered from the RF electrode and the dielectric to the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Solta Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 8702691
    Abstract: Treatment apparatus and methods for delivering energy at multiple selectable tissue depths as selected by a clinician. The treatment apparatus includes at least two electrodes that are electrically isolated from each other, which permits each electrode to be independently energized for selecting different treatment depths. The electrodes may be concurrently energized with high frequency energy of the same polarity in a monopolar mode to deliver energy at a relatively deep depth into a patient's tissue, or with high frequency energy of a different polarity in a bipolar mode to provide a shallower penetration depth. Alternatively, the depth of energy delivery may be modified by energizing less than all of the electrodes. The electrodes may be energized with high frequency energy of different phase relationships to deliver energy concurrently in both monopolar and bipolar modes with the phase difference determining a depth of energy delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Weber, Richard Wyeth
  • Patent number: 8702774
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for removing heat from subcutaneously disposed lipid-rich cells are disclosed. In selected embodiments, suction and/or heat removal sources are coupled to an applicator. The applicator includes a flexible portion and a rigid portion. The rigid portion includes a thermally conductive plate and a frame coupling the thermally conductive plate and the flexible portion. An interior cavity of the applicator is in fluid communication with the suction source, and the frame maintains contiguous engagement between the heat removal source and the thermally conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Joseph Coakley, Paul William Martens, Albert L. Ollerdessen, William Patrick Pennybacker, Jesse Nicasio Rosen, Peter Yee, John W. Allison, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 8685017
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a method for creating a desired tissue effect. An RF electrode is provided that includes a conductive portion. The RF electrode is coupled to a fluid delivery member that delivers a cooling fluidic medium to a back surface of the RF electrode. A dielectric is positioned on a skin surface. The RF electrode is coupled with the dielectric. RF energy is delivered from the RF electrode and the dielectric to the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20140066918
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SOLTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 8603088
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20120283725
    Abstract: A method of creating a tissue effect at a tissue site delivers electromagnetic energy through a skin surface from an electromagnetic energy delivery device coupled to an electromagnetic energy source. At least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or electromagnetic energy source includes a memory. A reverse thermal gradient is created through the skin surface to sufficiently heat an underlying tissue site to provide that a temperature of the skin surface is lower than a temperature of the underlying tissue. Information is stored from the memory to facilitate operation of at least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or the electromagnetic energy source. Electromagnetic energy is applied through the skin surface to the underlying tissue. A tissue effect is created on at least a portion of the tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SOLTA MEDICAL
    Inventors: Edward W. Knowlton, Bryan Weber, Mitchell Levinson
  • Publication number: 20120239123
    Abstract: Application systems, disposable interface assemblies and methods for cooling subcutaneous lipid-rich tissue. One embodiment of an application system includes a cooling unit, a cryoprotectant vessel, a contact member and an array of selectively addressable heating elements. The cryoprotectant vessel is configured to contain a fluidic cryoprotectant such that at least a portion of the cryoprotectant is cooled by the cooling unit to a desired base temperature. The contact member is attached to the cryoprotectant vessel and includes a backside in contact with the cryoprotectant and a front side opposite the backside. The contact member is configured to allow the cryoprotectant to flow from the backside to the front side. The array of selectively addressable heating elements is carried by the contact member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Weber, Joseph Coakley, John Potosky
  • Patent number: 8221410
    Abstract: A method of creating a tissue effect at a tissue site delivers electromagnetic energy through a skin surface from an electromagnetic energy delivery device coupled to an electromagnetic energy source. At least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or electromagnetic energy source includes a memory. A reverse thermal gradient is created through the skin surface to sufficiently heat an underlying tissue site to provide that a temperature of the skin surface is lower than a temperature of the underlying tissue. Information is stored from the memory to facilitate operation of at least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or the electromagnetic energy source. Electromagnetic energy is applied through the skin surface to the underlying tissue. A tissue effect is created on at least a portion of the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Knowlton, Bryan Weber, Mitchell Levinson
  • Publication number: 20110238051
    Abstract: Home-use applicators for non-invasively removing heat from subcutaneous, lipid-rich cells via phase change coolants, and associated devices, systems and methods. A device in accordance with a particular embodiment includes an applicator releasably positionable in thermal communication with human skin, and a coolant vessel having a coolant. The device further includes a heat transfer conduit operatively coupled to the applicator and housing a heat transfer fluid that is isolated from fluid contact with the coolant. A heat exchanger is operatively coupled between the coolant vessel and the heat transfer conduit to transfer heat between the heat transfer fluid and the coolant, and a fluid driver is operatively coupled to the heat transfer conduit to direct the heat transfer fluid between the applicator and the heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell E. Levinson, John W. Allison, Joseph Coakley, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20100280582
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for removing heat from subcutaneously disposed lipid-rich cells are disclosed. In selected embodiments, suction and/or heat removal sources are coupled to an applicator. The applicator includes a flexible portion and a rigid portion. The rigid portion includes a thermally conductive plate and a frame coupling the thermally conductive plate and the flexible portion. An interior cavity of the applicator is in fluid communication with the suction source, and the frame maintains contiguous engagement between the heat removal source and the thermally conductive plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Baker, Joseph Coakley, Paul William Martens, Albert L. Ollerdessen, William P. Pennybacker, Jesse N. Rosen, Peter Yee, John W. Allison, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20090287207
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: SOLTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: D880287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kathleen Baker, Scott Stewart, William Shackford, Joseph Cerone, Audra Norvilas, Bryan Shova, Kelly Lin, Jacqueline Denhman, Alex Weber, Fred Richards, Jen Suberlak, Natalie Denny, Ryan Biery, Giaia Ludwig
  • Patent number: D880288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: DURACELL U.S. OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kathleen Baker, Scott Stewart, William Shackford, Joseph Cerone, Audra Norvilas, Bryan Shova, Kelly Lin, Jacqueline Denhman, Alex Weber, Fred Richards, Jen Suberlak, Natalie Denny, Ryan Biery, Giaia Ludwig