Patents by Inventor Casidy Domingo

Casidy Domingo 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: 11058856
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing and a pushrod. The housing defines a delivery passage and an exit port in fluid communication with the delivery passage. At least a portion of the pushrod is movably disposed in the delivery passage. A distal end portion of the pushrod is configured to move a drug dosage form through at least a portion of the delivery passage to convey the drug dosage form through the exit port when the distal end portion of the pushrod is moved from a first position to a second position. A surface of at least one of the pushrod or the housing defining the delivery passage is nonplanar, curved and/or contoured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmond Chiu, Casidy Domingo
  • Publication number: 20180243169
    Abstract: Single dose drug dosage form dispensing devices, and methods for operating such devices are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a housing defining an actuation pathway and a pusher. At least a portion of the pusher is disposed within the actuation pathway such that a distal end portion of the pusher and a distal end portion of the housing define a volume configured to contain a drug-containing tablet. The pusher is configured to move relative to the housing in a distal direction from a first position to a second position to expel the drug-containing tablet from the volume. The distal end portion of the pusher is extended from an opening in the housing when the pusher is in its second position. The housing is configured to limit movement of the pusher relative to the housing in a proximal direction from the second position of the pusher towards the first position of the pusher after the drug-containing tablet is expelled from the volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Casidy DOMINGO, Edmond CHIU, Bradley BLACKWOOD
  • Publication number: 20160175533
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing and a pushrod. The housing defines a delivery passage and an exit port in fluid communication with the delivery passage. At least a portion of the pushrod is movably disposed in the delivery passage. A distal end portion of the pushrod is configured to move a drug dosage form through at least a portion of the delivery passage to convey the drug dosage form through the exit port when the distal end portion of the pushrod is moved from a first position to a second position. A surface of at least one of the pushrod or the housing defining the delivery passage is nonplanar, curved and/or contoured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Applicant: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmond CHIU, Casidy DOMINGO
  • Patent number: 8555891
    Abstract: Techniques for operating a subcutaneous implant device are disclosed. The implant device can be formed of a non-magnetic material that is compatible with diagnostics such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and can include a rotor element that rotates under the influence of an external magnetic field. The implant device includes a tension relief mechanism for relieving excessive force applied between the implant device and a portion of a patient's tongue. A non-implanted device can include a stator and drive circuitry for generating the external magnetic field. The non-implanted device can receive a user command and can vary the external magnetic field based on the command. When activated by the magnetic field, the implant device can change its operating state to interact with the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Sharkawy, Koray Sahin, Adrian McVicker, Jon F. Moss, Casidy Domingo, Nikhil D. Bhat, Christopher Bagley, Anant V. Hegde, John M. Farbarik, George Y. Choi, Kasey Kai-Chi Li
  • Patent number: 8256425
    Abstract: An airway implant device for maintaining and/or creating an opening in air passageways is disclosed. Methods and devices for removing, the device are also disclosed. Methods of treating airway disorders such as sleep apnea and snoring with the airway implant device are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Bagley, Casidy Domingo, Anant V. Hegde
  • Publication number: 20100319710
    Abstract: Techniques for operating a subcutaneous implant device are disclosed. The implant device can be formed of a non-magnetic material that is compatible with diagnostics such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and can include a rotor element that rotates under the influence of an external magnetic field. The implant device includes a tension relief mechanism for relieving excessive force applied between the implant device and a portion of a patient's tongue. A non-implanted device can include a stator and drive circuitry for generating the external magnetic field. The non-implanted device can receive a user command and can vary the external magnetic field based on the command. When activated by the magnetic field, the implant device can change its operating state to interact with the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Adam Sharkawy, Koray Sahin, Adrian McVicker, Jon F. Moss, Casidy Domingo, Nikhil D. Bhat, Christopher Bagley, Anant V. Hegde, John M. Farbarik, George Y. Choi, Kasey Kai-Chi Li
  • Publication number: 20090173351
    Abstract: A tongue implant control system and methods for stabilizing the tongue are disclosed. The tongue implant control system includes an implant device and a non-implanted control device in wireless communication. The control device provides an inductive power transfer for operating the implant device. The control device also sends commands for changing a state of the implant device. The implant device includes a flexible portion for attachment to the tongue and to one or more actuators. The one or more actuators may include shape memory material. The implant device detects a command from the control device and powers an actuator based on the command. Optionally, the implant device communicates its operating state to the control device and the control device displays information about the implant device at a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: Pavad Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Koray Sahin, Anant V. Hegde, Kasey Kai-Chi Li, Nikhil D. Bhat, Christopher Bagley, Casidy Domingo, John M. Farbarik, George Y. Choi, Doyeon Kim
  • Publication number: 20090084388
    Abstract: An airway implant device for maintaining and/or creating an opening in air passageways is disclosed. Methods and devices for removing, the device are also disclosed. Methods of treating airway disorders such as sleep apnea and snoring with the airway implant device are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Pavad Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Bagley, Casidy Domingo, Anant V. Hegde
  • Publication number: 20090069866
    Abstract: An implant testing device and a method of detecting an airway implant are disclosed. The testing device detects the presence of the implant within a patient's body and can be used to determine its location. The testing device also provides an indication of proper function of the implant electronics. A detector circuit of the testing device generates an output signal representative of proximity of the airway implant. A processing circuit receives the output signal and determines proximity of the implant based on one or more detection thresholds. The processing circuit also provides a visual and/or audible alert. In some embodiments, the processing circuit varies the flash rate of one or more light emitting diodes and/or the pitch of an alert tone based on proximity of the implant. Various embodiments of the testing device are adapted for handheld use and can include a handle, elongated portion, and detector element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Applicant: Pavad Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Farbarik, John C. Potosky, Anant V. Hegde, Casidy Domingo, Charisse M. Yung, Nikhil D. Bhat, George Yoseung Choi
  • Publication number: 20090038623
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer system associated with an airway implant device is disclosed. A non-implanted portion of the system comprises a mouthpiece or retainer. The mouthpiece includes a power transfer circuit and a power source. The power transfer circuit includes a receive circuit configured to receive a first inductive power transfer from a charging device and to deliver a charging current to the power source. The power transfer circuit also includes a transmit circuit coupled to the power source. The transmit circuit is configured to provide a second inductive power transfer from the mouthpiece to the airway implant. Some embodiments of the non-implanted portion include a charge controller and a lithium polymer battery. Some embodiments of the charging device include a microcontroller for controlling operation of the charging device based on a proximity of the mouthpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Pavad Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Farbarik, Anthony Nguyen, Anant V. Hegde, Casidy Domingo, Charisse Yung, Nikhil D. Bhat, George Yoseung Choi