Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Levinson

Douglas A. Levinson 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: 20210228124
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20210178028
    Abstract: The present invention features methods of manipulating subdermal fat in a treatment area. Such methods include inserting a needle (e.g., a micro-coring needle) through the dermis to the subdermal fat layer in order to excise a portion of tissue from the treatment area. These insertions result in a portion of the dermis and a portion of subdermal fat to enter into the needle. Removal of the needle results in excision of the portion of dermis and subdermal fat that entered into the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Alec Ginggen, Douglas Levinson, David Stone
  • Patent number: 10953143
    Abstract: The present invention features methods of manipulating subdermal fat in a treatment area. Such methods include inserting a needle (e.g., a micro-coring needle) through the dermis to the subdermal fat layer in order to excise a portion of tissue from the treatment area. These insertions result in a portion of the dermis and a portion of subdermal fat to enter into the needle. Removal of the needle results in excision of the portion of dermis and subdermal fat that entered into the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alec Ginggen, Douglas Levinson, David Stone
  • Patent number: 10939860
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to devices and techniques associated with diagnostics, therapies, and other applications, including skin-associated applications, for example, devices for delivering and/or withdrawing fluid from subjects, e.g., through the skin. In some embodiments, the device includes a system for accessing an extractable medium from and/or through the skin of the subject at an access site, and a pressure regulator supported by a support structure, able to create a pressure differential across the skin at at least a portion of the access site. The device may also include, in some cases, a sensor supported by the support structure for determining at least one condition of the extractable medium from the subject, and optionally a signal generator supported by the support structure for generating a signal relating to the condition of the medium determined by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Levinson, Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Mark Michelman
  • Publication number: 20210022681
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, in some cases, may be interfaced with external equipment to determine an analyte contained within a fluid contained within or collected by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Patent number: 10799166
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20200246039
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies, methods, and/or devices for treating skin (e.g., eliminating tissue volume, tightening skin, lifting skin, and/or reducing skin laxity) by selectively excising a plurality of microcores without thermal energy being imparted to surrounding (e.g., non-excised) tissue. In certain embodiments, excising is completed within a certain time or is performed at a certain rate. In certain embodiments, treatment is performed in specific areas not treatable with thermal methods, e.g., in the vicinity of nerves and/or other heat sensitive areas. In certain embodiments, a cosmetic effect is visible immediately or within a very short time after completion of treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Levinson, Karen Cronholm, Alec Ginggen
  • Publication number: 20200188184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for skin tightening after incising or excising tissue portions from a subject. Exemplary methods and devices include tunable dressings having an adhesive layer and a regulatable layer or an un-stretched layer that responds to one or more external stimuli to contract or expand the dressing, where the contraction or expansion can be uniform or non-uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas Levinson, David Sean Stone, Alec Ginggen
  • Publication number: 20200121354
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, apparatuses, and devices for treating skin, such as skin tightening or for treating diseases, disorders, and conditions that would benefit from tissue area or volume reduction, skin restoration, skin tightening, skin lifting, or skin repositioning. Such methods and devices include an ablative apparatus, a removal apparatus, and/or a positioning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Alec Ginggen, Douglas Levinson, David Stone
  • Patent number: 10555754
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, apparatuses, and devices for treating skin, such as skin tightening or for treating diseases, disorders, and conditions that would benefit from tissue area or volume reduction, skin restoration, skin tightening, skin lifting, or skin repositioning. Such methods and devices include an ablative apparatus, a removal apparatus, and/or a positioning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alec Ginggen, Douglas Levinson, David Stone
  • Patent number: 10543127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for skin tightening after incising or excising tissue portions from a subject. Exemplary methods and devices include tunable dressings having an adhesive layer and a regulatable layer or an un-stretched layer that responds to one or more external stimuli to contract or expand the dressing, where the contraction or expansion can be uniform or non-uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Levinson, David Stone, Alec Ginggen
  • Publication number: 20200015751
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, or a portion thereof, may then be processed to determine the blood and/or an analyte within the blood, alone or with an external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson, Mark Michelman
  • Publication number: 20190209820
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or receiving a substance or substances such as blood, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from other tissues of the body. In some cases, the device may contain a substance transfer component such as needles or microneedles, which can be inserted into the skin or another organ to deliver and/or receiving fluid or other substances from the subject. In some embodiments, the device may include an activator constructed and arranged to insert one or more substance transfer components into the skin or other organ. In certain cases, the device may also include a storage chamber for receiving a fluid received from the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Douglas A. Levinson, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, David R. Walt
  • Patent number: 10251792
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for skin tightening after incising or excising tissue portions from a subject. Exemplary methods and devices include tunable dressings having an adhesive layer and a regulatable layer or an un-stretched layer that responds to one or more external stimuli to contract or expand the dressing, where the contraction or expansion can be uniform or non-uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Levinson, David Sean Stone, Alec Ginggen
  • Publication number: 20190099199
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses, kits, and methods for treating skin, such as skin tightening, e.g., reducing skin laxity, for treating conditions that would benefit from tissue area or volume reduction, skin restoration, skin tightening, skin lifting, and/or skin repositioning, and/or for generally improving skin function or appearance. Such apparatuses, kits, and methods include one or more hollow needles each having at least one prong and a mechanism for removing skin tissue portion(s) from the hollow needle(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas Levinson, Alec Ginggen, Kristian DiMatteo, Robert Brik, Jose Lizardi, Nick Anderson, Oivind Brockmeier
  • Publication number: 20190053740
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates, in certain aspects, to relatively small devices applied to the skin, modular systems, and methods of use thereof. In some aspects, the device is constructed and arranged to have more than one module. For instance, the device may have a module for delivering to and/or withdrawing fluid from the skin and/or beneath the skin of a subject and a module for transmitting a signal indicative of the fluid delivered to and/or withdrawn from the skin and/or beneath the skin of the subject, a module for analyzing a fluid withdrawn from the skin and/or beneath the skin of the subject, or the like. In some embodiments, the modules are connectable and/or detachable from each other, and in some cases, the connections and/or detachments may be performed while the device is in contact with the subject, e.g., while affixed to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Douglas A. Levinson, David R. Walt, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie
  • Publication number: 20180317829
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20180310884
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, or a portion thereof, may then be processed to determine the blood and/or an analyte within the blood, alone or with an external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson, Mark Michelman
  • Publication number: 20180242890
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, in some cases, may be interfaced with external equipment to determine an analyte contained within a fluid contained within or collected by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20180185196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and devices for skin tightening after incising or excising tissue portions from a subject. Exemplary methods and devices include tunable dressings having an adhesive layer and a regulatable layer or an unstretched layer that responds to one or more external stimuli to contract or expand the dressing, where the contraction or expansion can be uniform or non-uniform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Douglas Levinson, David Sean Stone, Alec Ginggen