Patents by Inventor Clarence EMMONS

Clarence EMMONS 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: 20190380776
    Abstract: The invention comprises novel microwave antennas wherein the microwave field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas disclosed herein incorporate one or more additional elements called shaping elements that use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field. Such shaping elements may be used to reduce the undesired backward coupling of the emitted microwave field to the transmission line. Such shaping elements may be used to increase the power efficiency of the antenna. The invention also discloses devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy emitted from the antennas for use in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu CHU, Ketan SHROFF, Dinesh I. MODY, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish J. WALKE
  • Patent number: 10470819
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for treating tissue with microwave energy. Such devices and methods are able to treat cavities or surface tissue by creating one or more area or volumetric lesions. Also disclosed are flexible, low-profile devices that can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue as well as microwave antennas designed to generate ablation profiles that can ablate a large area or a large volume of target tissue in a single ablation. The devices include antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with a metallic object and the use of additional shaping elements to shape the microwave field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu Chu, Ketan Shroff, Clarence Emmons, Amrish J. Walke, Dinesh I. Mody
  • Patent number: 10299859
    Abstract: The invention comprises novel microwave antennas wherein the microwave field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas disclosed herein incorporate one or more additional elements called shaping elements that use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field. Such shaping elements may be used to reduce the undesired backward coupling of the emitted microwave field to the transmission line. Such shaping elements may be used to increase the power efficiency of the antenna. The invention also discloses devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy emitted from the antennas for use in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu Chu, Ketan Shroff, Dinesh I. Mody, Clarence Emmons, Amrish J. Walke
  • Publication number: 20180344397
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy used in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation and/or creating point, line, area or volumetric lesions. Various embodiments of flexible, low-profile devices are also disclosed where such device can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue such as cardiac tissue. The devices disclosed herein comprise antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive shaping elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu CHU, Ketan SHROFF, Dinesh I. MODY, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish J. WALKE
  • Publication number: 20180325592
    Abstract: The present invention discloses medical systems and methods adapted for the delivery of various medical components such as microwave antennas within or on a body for performing one or more medical procedures. Several embodiments herein disclose medical systems comprising a combination of one or more medical components and one or more elongate steerable or non-steerable arms that are adapted to mechanically manipulate the one or more medical components. Several embodiments of microwave antennas are disclosed that comprise an additional diagnostic or therapeutic modality located on or in the vicinity of the microwave antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Clarence EMMONS, Chun Yiu CHU, Amrish J. WALKE, Dinesh I. MODY, Ketan SHROFF
  • Publication number: 20180318005
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for treating tissue with microwave energy. Such devices and methods are able to treat cavities or surface tissue by creating one or more area or volumetric lesions. Also disclosed are flexible, low-profile devices that can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue as well as microwave antennas designed to generate ablation profiles that can ablate a large area or a large volume of target tissue in a single ablation. The devices include antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with a metallic object and the use of additional shaping elements to shape the microwave field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu CHU, Ketan SHROFF, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish J. WALKE, Dinesh I. MODY
  • Publication number: 20180303547
    Abstract: The invention comprises novel microwave antennas wherein the microwave field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas disclosed herein incorporate one or more additional elements called shaping elements that use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field. Such shaping elements may be used to reduce the undesired backward coupling of the emitted microwave field to the transmission line. Such shaping elements may be used to increase the power efficiency of the antenna. The invention also discloses devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy emitted from the antennas for use in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu CHU, Ketan SHROFF, Dinesh I. MODY, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish J. WALKE
  • Patent number: 9993293
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for treating tissue with microwave energy. Such devices and methods are able to treat cavities or surface tissue by creating one or more area or volumetric lesions. Also disclosed are flexible, low-profile devices that can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue as well as microwave antennas designed to generate ablation profiles that can ablate a large area or a large volume of target tissue in a single ablation. The devices include antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with a metallic object and the use of additional shaping elements to shape the microwave field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu Chu, Ketan Shroff, Clarence Emmons, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Dinesh I. Mody
  • Patent number: 9980774
    Abstract: The invention comprises novel microwave antennas wherein the microwave field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas disclosed herein incorporate one or more additional elements called shaping elements that use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field. Such shaping elements may be used to reduce the undesired backward coupling of the emitted microwave field to the transmission line. Such shaping elements may be used to increase the power efficiency of the antenna. The invention also discloses devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy emitted from the antennas for use in applications such as destroying a soil tissue by microwave ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu Chu, Ketan Shroff, Dinesh I. Mody, Clarence Emmons, Amrish Jayprakash Walke
  • Patent number: 9615882
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy used in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation and/or creating point, line, area or volumetric lesions. Various embodiments of flexible, low-profile devices are also disclosed where such device can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue such as cardiac tissue. The devices disclosed herein comprise antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive shaping elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Ketan Shroff, Chun Yiu Chu, Dinesh I. Mody, Clarence Emmons, Amrish J. Walke
  • Publication number: 20160015259
    Abstract: The present invention discloses access devices and methods to create an access channel for introduction of one or more working devices into an anatomical region. The access channel is created using a visualization modality that is later removed before inserting one or more working devices through the access channel. This allows the methods and devices of the present invention to be used even in small sized natural or surgically created insertion tracts leading to the anatomical region. The access channel can be made of a device such as a sheath, a guidewire, and an elongate device comprising a lumen. Examples of visualization modalities are endoscopes and body insertable ultrasound imaging devices. The working devices can be used to perform a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventive procedures. Endometrial ablation devices and procedures have been used as an example to describe various aspects of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Applicant: MICROCUBE, LLC
    Inventors: Dinesh I. MODY, Ketan SHROFF, Amrish J. WALKE, Clarence EMMONS, Grason Ott, Michael Dobrowski, Meera Mody
  • Publication number: 20150313670
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy used in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation and/or creating point, line, area or volumetric lesions. Various embodiments of flexible, low-profile devices are also disclosed where such device can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue such as cardiac tissue. The devices disclosed herein comprise antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive shaping elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: MICROCUBE, LLC
    Inventors: Ketan SHROFF, Chun Yiu CHU, Dinesh I. MODY, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish J. WALKE
  • Patent number: 8968287
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy used in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation and/or creating point, line, area or volumetric lesions. Various embodiments of flexible, low-profile devices are also disclosed where such device can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue such as cardiac tissue. The devices disclosed herein comprise antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive shaping elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Ketan Shroff, Chun Yiu Chu, Dinesh I. Mody, Clarence Emmons, Amrish Jayprakash Walke
  • Publication number: 20140358140
    Abstract: The present invention discloses embodiments of microwave antennas and other energy delivery systems. The present invention also discloses systems and methods for the delivery of various medical components within or on a body for performing one or more medical procedures. Several embodiments herein disclose medical systems comprising a combination of one or more medical components and one or more elongate steerable or non-steerable arms that are adapted to mechanically manipulate the one or more medical components. Several embodiments of microwave antennas are disclosed that comprise an additional diagnostic or therapeutic modality located on or in the vicinity of the microwave antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: MICROCUBE, LLC
    Inventors: Clarence EMMONS, Chun Yiu CHU, Amrish J. WALKE, Dinesh I. MODY, Ketan SHROFF
  • Patent number: 8808281
    Abstract: The present invention discloses medical systems and methods adapted for the delivery of various medical components such as microwave antennas within or on a body for performing one or more medical procedures. Several embodiments herein disclose medical systems comprising a combination of one or more medical components and one or more elongate steerable or non-steerable arms that are adapted to mechanically manipulate the one or more medical components. Several embodiments of microwave antennas are disclosed that comprise an additional diagnostic or therapeutic modality located on or in the vicinity of the microwave antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: MicroCube, LLC
    Inventors: Clarence Emmons, Chun Yiu Chu, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Dinesh I. Mody, Ketan Shroff
  • Publication number: 20110004205
    Abstract: The invention comprises novel microwave antennas wherein the microwave field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas disclosed herein incorporate one or more additional elements called shaping elements that use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field. Such shaping elements may be used to reduce the undesired backward coupling of the emitted microwave field to the transmission line. Such shaping elements may be used to increase the power efficiency of the antenna. The invention also discloses devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy emitted from the antennas for use in applications such as destroying a soil tissue by microwave ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Chun Yiu CHU, Ketan SHROFF, Dinesh I. MODY, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish Jayprakash WALKE
  • Publication number: 20100137857
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating tissue with microwave energy used in applications such as destroying a soft tissue by microwave ablation and/or creating point, line, area or volumetric lesions. Various embodiments of flexible, low-profile devices are also disclosed where such device can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue such as cardiac tissue. The devices disclosed herein comprise antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with one or more conductive or non-conductive shaping elements to shape or redistribute the microwave field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: MICROCUBE, LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ketan SHROFF, Chun Yiu CHU, Dinesh I. MODY, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish Jayprakash WALKE
  • Publication number: 20100125269
    Abstract: The present invention discloses medical systems and methods adapted for the delivery of various medical components such as microwave antennas within or on a body for performing one or more medical procedures. Several embodiments herein disclose medical systems comprising a combination of one or more medical components and one or more elongate steerable or non-steerable arms that are adapted to mechanically manipulate the one or more medical components. Several embodiments of microwave antennas are disclosed that comprise an additional diagnostic or therapeutic modality located on or in the vicinity of the microwave antennas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: MICROCUBE, LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Clarence EMMONS, Chun Yiu CHU, Amrish Jayprakash WALKE, Dinesh I. MODY, Ketan SHROFF
  • Publication number: 20100121319
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed for treating tissue with microwave energy. Such devices and methods are able to treat cavities or surface tissue by creating one or more area or volumetric lesions. Also disclosed are flexible, low-profile devices that can be inserted non-invasively or minimally invasively near or into the target tissue as well as microwave antennas designed to generate ablation profiles that can ablate a large area or a large volume of target tissue in a single ablation. The devices include antennas wherein the field profile generated by an antenna is tailored and optimized for a particular clinical application. The antennas use unique properties of microwaves such as interaction of a microwave field with a metallic object and the use of additional shaping elements to shape the microwave field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: MICROCUBE, LLC
    Inventors: Chun Yiu CHU, Ketan SHROFF, Clarence EMMONS, Amrish Jayprakash WALKE, Dinesh I. MODY