Patents by Inventor Ethan Franklin

Ethan Franklin 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: 11185641
    Abstract: Skin can be treated by piercing skin with a plurality of needles of an injection device and ejecting a dose of fluid therethrough. The device can include a housing, a plunger disposed in the housing, a cartridge disposed in the housing, and one or more dosing chambers. The plurality of needles can be coupled to the housing and be in fluid communication with the cartridge. Advancement of the plunger can cause a dose of fluid to be ejected from the plurality of needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Franklin, Dimitrios Stroumpoulis, Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Bastien Mandaroux, Edwin Kayda
  • Publication number: 20210307947
    Abstract: An implantable device used in a gastric band system includes an access port, a tube coupled to the access port, and a shielding device covering a portion of the tube. The shielding device is positioned adjacent to the access port and covers the end of the tube coupled to the access port. The shielding device is made from a puncture resistant material, to protect the tube from puncture by a misplaced syringe needle inserted by a physician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Franklin, Justin Schwab
  • Patent number: 10987503
    Abstract: A skin treatment can include applying a microneedle device to a region of the skin so that microneedles of the device penetrate the stratum corneum. The arrangement of microneedles can have first microneedles with a first length and second microneedles with a second length, different from the first length. The first and second microneedles can be formed from a mixture of a polymeric material and an active agent beneficial to skin. After the device is applied to the skin, the first and second microneedles can be released below the skin surface, followed by dissolution of the first and second microneedles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20210016008
    Abstract: Described herein are assisted syringes. The syringes provide a higher force to the plunger tip than the extrusion force applied to the plunger. The assisted syringes can be used to inject or extrude viscous materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jason S. Metzner, Zachary Dominguez, Justin J. Schwab, Ethan Franklin, Mike Augarten
  • Publication number: 20200316356
    Abstract: A skin treatment can include applying a microneedle device to a region of the skin so that microneedles of the device penetrate the stratum corneum. The arrangement of microneedles can have first microneedles with a first length and second microneedles with a second length, different from the first length. The first and second microneedles can be formed from a mixture of a polymeric material and an active agent beneficial to skin. After the device is applied to the skin, the first and second microneedles can be released below the skin surface, followed by dissolution of the first and second microneedles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Patent number: 10792427
    Abstract: Described herein are assisted syringes. The syringes provide a higher force to the plunger tip than the extrusion force applied to the plunger. The assisted syringes can be used to inject or extrude viscous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason S. Metzner, Zachary Dominguez, Justin J. Schwab, Ethan Franklin, Mike Augarten
  • Patent number: 10655597
    Abstract: A method of forming a structural element for a wind turbine blade includes fixing a plurality of parallel strength rods to a carrier layer to form a preform layer of material, storing the preform layer in a coiled length, then dispensing the preform layer from the coiled length, partially grinding and then cutting across a width of the preform to form a plurality of cut perform layers, and then stacking them and then fixing them together using a liquid bonding resin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SENVION GMBH
    Inventors: Joel D. Gruhn, Ethan Franklin, Kameshwaran Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 10603477
    Abstract: A skin treatment device is provided including bioerodible polymeric microneedles which are designed to more effectively deliver beneficial agents to the skin. The device includes a flexible substrate and an arrangement, for example, an array, of microneedles projecting from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20190358566
    Abstract: Lipoaspirate can be treated for use in fat grafting procedures. For example, the lipoaspirate can be placed in a container having an inlet for receiving the lipoaspirate and an outlet for dispensing and removal of desired materials from the lipoaspirate. The inlet and the outlet can be located on a common side of first and second filter elements. An activation mechanism can be actuated to move the first filter element relative to the second filter element within the container to separate cellular components of the lipoaspirate from non-cellular components of the lipoaspirate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary DOMINGUEZ, Justin SCHWAB, Tiago BERTOLOTE, Jason METZNER, Ethan FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 10369500
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating lipoaspirate for use in fat grafting procedures are provided and generally include a canister for containing lipoaspirate, a separation mechanism structured to separate both oils and other materials from cellular components of lipoaspirate contained in the canister. The separation mechanism includes filters having different filtering capacities, for example, different pore sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Tiago Bertolote, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Publication number: 20190201635
    Abstract: Skin can be treated by piercing skin with a plurality of needles of an injection device and ejecting a dose of fluid therethrough. The device can include a housing, a plunger disposed in the housing, a cartridge disposed in the housing, and one or more dosing chambers. The plurality of needles can be coupled to the housing and be in fluid communication with the cartridge. Advancement of the plunger can cause a dose of fluid to be ejected from the plurality of needles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ethan FRANKLIN, Dimitrios STROUMPOULIS, Zachary DOMINGUEZ, Justin SCHWAB, Bastien MANDAROUX, Edwin KAYDA
  • Patent number: 10226585
    Abstract: Injection devices are provided which include a handpiece capable of housing a cartridge containing an injectable composition, and a head coupled to the handpiece and housing a plurality of retractable needles and a dosing mechanism. Methods of treating skin surfaces are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Franklin, Dimitrios Stroumpoulis, Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Bastien Mandaroux, Edwin Kayda
  • Publication number: 20180304013
    Abstract: Described herein are assisted syringes. The syringes provide a higher force to the plunger tip than the extrusion force applied to the plunger. The assisted syringes can be used to inject or extrude viscous materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jason S. Metzner, Zachary Dominguez, Justin J. Schwab, Ethan Franklin, Mike Augarten
  • Publication number: 20180274517
    Abstract: A composite beam for a wind turbine blade includes a preform layer, the preform layer including multiple elongate strength rods arranged longitudinally relative to one another in a single layer, each strength rod being disposed adjacent to and spaced from at least one adjacent strength rod. Each strength rod has a rectangular cross section and includes multiple, substantially straight collimated structural fibers fixed in a solidified matrix resin. The preform layer includes at least one carrier layer to which the multiple strength rods are joined by an adhesive. The carrier layer spaces adjacent strength rods a fixed distance apart to facilitate the flow of liquid bonding resin between adjacent strength rods of the preform layer to its joined carrier layer, the carrier layer being of a permeable material suitable to facilitate the flow of liquid bonding resin through the carrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Joel D. Gruhn, Ethan Franklin, Kameshwaran Narasimhan
  • Publication number: 20180229017
    Abstract: A skin treatment device is provided including bioerodible polymeric microneedles which are designed to more effectively deliver beneficial agents to the skin. The device includes a flexible substrate and an arrangement, for example, an array, of microneedles projecting from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Patent number: 10029048
    Abstract: Described herein are assisted syringes. The syringes provide a higher force to the plunger tip than the extrusion force applied to the plunger. The assisted syringes can be used to inject or extrude viscous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason S. Metzner, Zachary Dominguez, Justin J. Schwab, Ethan Franklin, Mike Augarten
  • Publication number: 20180133401
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and methods for processing adipose tissue for reintroduction into a body. In some embodiments, adipose tissue is mixed with an additive prior to reintroduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Justin SCHWAB, Mike AUGARTEN, Darin MESSINA, Jason METZNER, Ethan FRANKLIN
  • Patent number: 9945355
    Abstract: A composite beam for a wind turbine blade includes a preform layer, the preform layer including multiple elongate strength rods arranged longitudinally relative to one another in a single layer, each strength rod being disposed adjacent to and spaced from at least one adjacent strength rod. Each strength rod has a rectangular cross section and includes multiple, substantially straight collimated structural fibers fixed in a solidified matrix resin. The preform layer includes at least one carrier layer to which the multiple strength rods are joined by an adhesive. The carrier layer spaces adjacent strength rods a fixed distance apart to facilitate the flow of liquid bonding resin between adjacent strength rods of the preform layer to its joined carrier layer, the carrier layer being of a permeable material suitable to facilitate the flow of liquid bonding resin through the carrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SENVION GMBH
    Inventors: Joel D. Gruhn, Ethan Franklin, Kameshwaran Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 9867939
    Abstract: Described are devices, systems, and methods for processing adipose tissue for reintroduction into a body. In some embodiments, adipose tissue is mixed with an additive prior to reintroduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Schwab, Mike Augarten, Darin Messina, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Patent number: 9810198
    Abstract: Structural preform layers of multiple rigid unidirectional strength elements or rods are constructed and arranged for use in fabricating load-bearing support structures and reinforcements of wind turbine blades. Individual preform layers include multiple elongate unidirectional strength elements or rods arranged in a single layer along a longitudinal axis of the preform layer. Each preform layer includes one or more fibrous carrier layers to which the multiple strength elements or rods are joined and arranged in the single layer. Each strength element or rod is longitudinally oriented and adjacent to other elements or rods. Individual strength elements or rods include a mass of substantially straight unidirectional structural fibers embedded within a matrix resin such that the elements or rods have a substantially uniform distribution of fibers and high degree of fiber collimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SENVION GMBH
    Inventors: Joel D. Gruhn, Ethan Franklin, Kameshwaran Narasimhan