Patents by Inventor Eric N. Doelling

Eric N. Doelling 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: 9192508
    Abstract: Systems and methods implant structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth. The structures can be sized and configured to resist buckling of tissue structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth in a cranial direction. The systems and methods can also be sized and configured, singly or in combination, for stabilizing a hyoid bone, and/or stabilizing a tongue, and/or suspending a tongue, and/or providing neuro-muscular stimulation of tissue structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SileoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Boucher, Winfried Hohenhorst, Eric N. Doelling
  • Publication number: 20150073565
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods develop static and/or kinetic and/or pressure forces to fixate or brace tissue in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lionel M. NELSON, Eric N. DOELLING, Ronald G. LAX, Jinfang LIU, Ryan P. BOUCHER, Allan R. WILL
  • Patent number: 8752552
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods develop static and/or kinetic and/or pressure forces to fixate or brace tissue in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Eric N. Doelling, Ronald G. Lax, Jinfang Liu, Ryan P. Boucher, Allan R. Will
  • Patent number: 8695607
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods constrain and/or support tissue structures along an airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SileoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Winfried Hohenhorst, Ryan Boucher, Eric N. Doelling, Alex Y. Hsia
  • Patent number: 8590537
    Abstract: Magnetic structures develop a magnetic force between a tongue and a posterior pharyngeal wall to stabilize an orientation of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Joe Paraschac, Ryan P. Boucher, Edward M. Gillis, Eric N. Doelling, Craig A. Purdy, Ronald G. Lax
  • Patent number: 8316856
    Abstract: Systems and methods place a first magnetically interactive material in or on a tongue in an airway. The systems and methods place a second magnetically interactive material in or on tissue in a desired relationship with the tongue. The first and second materials magnetically interact to stabilize a preferred orientation of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Ronald G. Lax, Eric N. Doelling
  • Patent number: 8096302
    Abstract: Systems and methods incorporate implant structures, and/or implantation devices, and/or surgical implantation techniques, to make possible the treatment of physiologic conditions, such as sleep disordered breathing, with enhanced effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Jinfang Liu, Ryan P. Boucher, Eric N. Doelling, J. Greg Stine, Lawrence R. Jones
  • Publication number: 20110316705
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide a position sensing component that carries a gravity sensor sized and configured to provide a position dependent output indicative of the relative sleep position of the individual. The position sensing component can take the form of a strap sized and configured to be worn about the neck, or be integrated into a therapeutic oral appliance sized and configured to be worn within an oral cavity of the individual. The position sensing component is worn by the individual during sleep. The systems and methods compare the position dependent output with one or more benchmark conditions that correlate to a desired sleep position, and generate an alarm output when the individual is not in a desired sleep position, to thereby influence or alter the individual's sleep position to return the individual to a sleep position that correlates to a desired sleep position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: NICOLAAS deVRIES, RYAN P. BOUCHER, ERIC N. DOELLING
  • Publication number: 20110295083
    Abstract: Therapeutic and diagnostic systems and methods help an individual with a sleep disordered breathing condition, such as habitual snoring or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), achieve deep, restorative sleep. The systems and methods include component that serve complementary sensing, monitoring, and corrective or diagnostic functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: ERIC N. DOELLING, Winfried Hohenhorst, Ryan P. Boucher
  • Publication number: 20110275879
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. NELSON, Ronald G. LAX, Eric N. DOELLING, Jinfang LIU, Peter H. MULLER, Ryan P. BOUCHER, Michael L. REO
  • Patent number: 8047206
    Abstract: Magnetic structures develop a magnetic force between a tongue and a posterior pharyngeal wall to stabilize an orientation of the tongue. The magnetic structures include magnetic materials that are sized, configured, and arranged on at least one of the first and second magnetic structures, to maintain a substantially mutually repelling orientation between the first and second magnetic structures during a native range of movement of the tongue relative to the pharyngeal wall, i.e., during swallowing and/or drinking/and or speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Boucher, Joe Paraschac, Edward M. Gillis, Eric N. Doelling, Craig A. Purdy
  • Patent number: 8001971
    Abstract: Systems and methods prevent magnetic implant migration and extrusion in the upper airway. The systems and methods relate both to surgical techniques as well as structural features to address the problem of magnetic implant migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Boucher, Joe Paraschac, Eric N. Doelling, Edward M. Gillis, David H. Cole, Lionel M. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20110155142
    Abstract: Systems and methods implant structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth. The structures can be sized and configured to resist buckling of tissue structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth in a cranial direction. The systems and methods can also be sized and configured, singly or in combination, for stabilizing a hyoid bone, and/or stabilizing a tongue, and/or suspending a tongue, and/or providing neuro-muscular stimulation of tissue structures in, on, or near the floor of the mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: SILEOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Boucher, Winfried Hohenhorst, Eric N. Doelling
  • Patent number: 7958896
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Ronald G. Lax, Eric N. Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H. Muller, Ryan P. Boucher, Michael L. Reo
  • Patent number: 7958895
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Ronald G. Lax, Eric N. Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H. Muller, Ryan P. Boucher, Michael L. Reo
  • Patent number: 7921850
    Abstract: Systems and methods selectively stabilize tissue in the oral cavity. The systems and methods provide a first material sized and configured to be fitted to less mobile tissue in the oral cavity, e.g., the roof of the mouth or upper/lower teeth. The systems and methods provide a second material sized and configured to be releasably fitted to more mobile tissue in the oral cavity, e.g., a region of the tongue. The second material is magnetically attracted toward the first material to stabilize a preferred tissue orientation. During sleep, the systems and methods restrain movement of the more mobile tissue within the oral cavity toward positions in which snoring and/or sleep apnea events can occur, but are capable of otherwise leaving the tongue unaffected during waking hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Ronald G. Lax, Eric N. Doelling
  • Publication number: 20100294284
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods constrain and/or support tissue structures along an airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Winfried Hohenhorst, Ryan Boucher, Eric N. Doelling, Alex Y. Hsia
  • Patent number: 7500484
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Ronald G. Lax, Eric N. Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H. Muller, Ryan P. Boucher, Michael L. Reo
  • Publication number: 20090025734
    Abstract: Systems and methods employ implants attached to the hyoid bone, thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, or both the thyroid and cricoid cartilages and a source of magnetic force to move the hyoid bone, thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, or both the thyroid and cricoid cartilages in the treatment of sleep disordered breathing, using attracting, repelling or a combination of attracting and repelling magnetic forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Eric N. Doelling, Edward M. Gillis, Ronald G. Lax, Lionel M. Nelson, Joseph Paraschac
  • Patent number: 7481224
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods employ magnetic force to resist tissue collapse in targeted pharyngeal structures and individual anatomic components within the pharyngeal conduit during sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Lionel M. Nelson, Ronald G. Lax, Eric N. Doelling, Jinfang Liu, Peter H. Muller, Ryan P. Boucher, Michael L. Reo