Patents by Inventor Fatima Buevich

Fatima Buevich 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: 8636753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical prostheses and methods of manufacturing those devices. In particular, the prostheses are temporarily stiffened meshes with particular coatings to provide initial stiffness and thereby permit easier surgical handling for treatment or reconstruction of soft tissue defects. Preferred embodiments include surgical meshes coated with one or more biodegradable polymers that can act as a stiffening agent by coating the filaments or fibers of the mesh to temporarily immobilize the contact points of those filaments or fibers and/or by increasing the stiffness of the mesh by at least 1.1 times its original stiffness. The devices of the invention can also provide relief from various post-operative complications associated with their implantation, insertion or surgical use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: TYRX, Inc.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Frank Do, William McJames, Satish Pulapura, William Edelman, Arikha Moses, Mason Diamond, Shari Timothy
  • Patent number: 8617607
    Abstract: This invention provides biodegradable, sustained-release pharmaceutical compositions of a psychoactive drug formulated with biocompatible, biodegradable tyrosine-derived polyarylates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: TYRX, Inc.
    Inventors: Arikha Moses, Fatima Buevich, Satish Pulapura
  • Patent number: 8591531
    Abstract: Biodegradable polymer-coated surgical meshes formed into pouches are described for use with cardiac rhythm management devices (CRMs) and other implantable medical devices. Such meshes are formed into a receptacle, e.g., a pouch or other covering, capable of encasing, surrounding and/or holding the cardiac rhythm management device or other implantable medical device for the purpose of securing it in position, inhibiting or reducing bacterial growth, providing pain relief and/or inhibiting scarring or fibrosis on or around the CRM or other implantable medical device. Preferred embodiments include surgical mesh pouches coated with one or more biodegradable polymers that can act as a stiffening agent by coating the filaments or fibers of the mesh to temporarily immobilize the contact points of those filaments or fibers and/or by increasing the stiffness of the mesh by at least 1.1 times its original stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: TYRX, Inc.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Arikha Moses, Frank Do, William McJames, William Edelman, Mason Diamond, Satish Pulapura
  • Publication number: 20110294760
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to compositions and methods for preventing sternal wound infections, such as mediastinitis. In certain embodiments, the invention provides an antimicrobial composition including at least one bioresorbable polymer, such as a tyrosine-derived polyesteramide, and at least one antimicrobial agent, in which the composition is adapted to be topically applied to an esophageal perforation in a subject or a median sternotomy incision site in the subject, and in which the at least one antimicrobial agent is present in an amount effective to inhibit development of mediastinitis in the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: TyRx Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Raman Bahulekar, Arikha Moses, Satish Pulapura, William C. McJames, II, Fatima Buevich
  • Publication number: 20100130478
    Abstract: This invention provides biodegradable, sustained-release pharmaceutical compositions of a psychoactive drug formulated with biocompatible, biodegradable tyrosine-derived polyarylates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: TYRX PHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Arikha Moses, Fatima Buevich, Satish Pulapura
  • Publication number: 20100015237
    Abstract: This invention provides biodegradable, sustained-release pharmaceutical compositions of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) formulated with biocompatible, biodegradable tyrosine-derived polyarylates. The compositionsare particularly suitable for localized delivery of NSAIDs for various disease states. For example, implantation of the compositions at the site of surgery leads to relatively high local concentrations of the NSAID to reduce or alleviate post-surgical pain. Long term zero order release of certain NSAIDs can also be provided by with certain polymer formulations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Applicant: TYRX PHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Arikha Moses, Fatima Buevich, Satish Pulapura, Arvind Viswanathan
  • Publication number: 20090018559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical prostheses and methods of manufacturing those devices. In particular, the prostheses are temporarily stiffened meshes with particular coatings to provide initial stiffness and thereby permit easier surgical handling for treatment or reconstruction of soft tissue defects. Preferred embodiments include surgical meshes coated with one or more biodegradable polymers that can act as a stiffening agent by coating the filaments or fibers of the mesh to temporarily immobilize the contact points of those filaments or fibers and/or by increasing the stiffness of the mesh by at least 1.1 times its original stiffness. The devices of the invention can also provide relief from various post-operative complications associated with their implantation, insertion or surgical use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: TyRx Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Frank Do, William McJames, Satish Pulapura, William Edelman, Arikha Moses, Mason Diamond, Shari Timothy
  • Publication number: 20080128315
    Abstract: Biodegradable and resorbable polymer pouches are described for use with cardiac rhythm mamagent devices (CRMs) and other implantable medical devices (IMDs), i.e., a pouch, covering, or other receptacle capable of encasing, surrounding and/or holding the CRM or other IMD for the purpose of securing it in position, inhibiting or reducing bacterial growth, providing pain relief and/or inhibiting scarring or fibrosis on or around the CRM or other IMD. Optionally, the biodegradable and resorbable pouches of the invention include one or more drugs in the polymer matrix to provide prophylactic effects and alleviate side effects or complications associated with the surgery or implantation of the CRM or other IMD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: TyRx Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Frank Do, William McJames, William Edelman, Arikha Moses, Mason Diamond
  • Publication number: 20080132922
    Abstract: Biodegradable polymer-coated surgical meshes formed into pouches are described for use with cardiac rhythm management devices (CRMs) and other implantable medical devices. Such meshes are formed into a receptacle, e.g., a pouch or other covering, capable of encasing, surrounding and/or holding the cardiac rhythm management device or other implantable medical device for the purpose of securing it in position, inhibiting or reducing bacterial growth, providing pain relief and/or inhibiting scarring or fibrosis on or around the CRM or other implantable medical device. Preferred embodiments include surgical mesh pouches coated with one or more biodegradable polymers that can act as a stiffening agent by coating the filaments or fibers of the mesh to temporarily immobilize the contact points of those filaments or fibers and/or by increasing the stiffness of the mesh by at least 1.1 times its original stiffness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: TyRx Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Frank Do, William McJames, Satish Pulapura, William Edelman, Arikha Moses, Mason Diamond, Shari Timothy
  • Publication number: 20070198040
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical prostheses and methods of manufacturing those devices. In particular, the prostheses are temporarily stiffened meshes with particular coatings to provide initial stiffness and thereby permit easier surgical handling for treatment or reconstruction of soft tissue defects. Preferred embodiments include surgical meshes coated with one or more biodegradable polymers that can act as a stiffening agent by coating the filaments or fibers of the mesh to temporarily immobilize the contact points of those filaments or fibers and/or by increasing the stiffness of the mesh by at least 1.1 times its original stiffness. The devices of the invention can also provide relief from various post-operative complications associated with their implantation, insertion or surgical use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Applicant: TyRx Pharma Inc.
    Inventors: Fatima Buevich, Frank Do, William McJames, Satish Pulapura, William Edelman, Arikha Moses, Mason Diamond, Shari Timothy