Patents by Inventor Gregory B. Altshuler

Gregory B. Altshuler 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: 10556123
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth while protecting non-targeted tissue by cyclically applying cooling to the patients skin, and preferably to the region, and by applying radiation to the patient's skin above the region to selectively heat tissue during and/or after cooling is applied. At least one of cooling and radiation may be applied by successively passing a continuous output applicator over the patient's skin. Treatment may also be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Konstantin Prikhodko, Andrei V. Belikov, Ilya Yaroslavsky
  • Patent number: 10500413
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth while protecting non-targeted tissue by cyclically applying cooling to the patients skin, and preferably to the region, and by applying radiation to the patient's skin above the region to selectively heat tissue during and/or after cooling is applied. At least one of cooling and radiation may be applied by successively passing a continuous output applicator over the patient's skin. Treatment may also be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Konstantin Prikhodko, Andrei V. Belikov, Ilya Yaroslavsky
  • Publication number: 20190021827
    Abstract: A laser induced thermo-acoustical system has a waveguide for propagating laser radiation to an absorbing layer of a tip. The tip has an absorbing layer serving to absorb the laser radiation propagating through the waveguide. The absorbing layer has such an absorption coefficient that upon absorbing the laser radiation the absorbing layer heats up to boil a quantity of a liquid when the tip is surrounded by the liquid. A laser induced thermo-acoustical method calls for providing a waveguide for propagating laser radiation to the absorbing layer of the tip to be at least partially absorbed by the absorbing layer and to boil a quantity of the liquid surrounding the tip and generating the stream of liquid. The laser induced thermo-acoustical streaming of the liquid is used, in particular, for the treatment of a root canal and periodontal pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory B. ALTSHULER, Andrei V. BELIKOV, Alexei V. SKRYPNIK
  • Patent number: 10130450
    Abstract: A laser induced thermo-acoustical system has a waveguide for propagating laser radiation to an absorbing layer of a tip. The tip has an absorbing layer serving to absorb the laser radiation propagating through the waveguide. The absorbing layer has such an absorption coefficient that upon absorbing the laser radiation the absorbing layer heats up to boil a quantity of a liquid when the tip is surrounded by the liquid. A laser induced thermo-acoustical method calls for providing a waveguide for propagating laser radiation to the absorbing layer of the tip to be at least partially absorbed by the absorbing layer and to boil a quantity of the liquid surrounding the tip and generating the stream of liquid. The laser induced thermo-acoustical streaming of the liquid is used, in particular, for the treatment of a root canal and periodontal pockets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: IPG Photonics Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Andrei V. Belikov, Alexei V. Skrypnik
  • Publication number: 20180154188
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for treating connective tissue. The method and apparatus includes elongating connective tissue including septa and/or fascia to achieve a lasting improvement (e.g., a long term, durable and/or substantially irreversible treatment of the connective tissue) to improve the appearance of cellulite.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Henry H. Zenzie, Christopher Gaal, Richard Cohen
  • Patent number: 9919168
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for treating connective tissue. The method and apparatus includes elongating connective tissue including septa and/or fascia to achieve a lasting improvement (e.g., a long term, durable and/or substantially irreversible treatment of the connective tissue) to improve the appearance of cellulite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Henry H. Zenzie, Christopher Gaal, Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20170182334
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth while protecting non-targeted tissue by cyclically applying cooling to the patients skin, and preferably to the region, and by applying radiation to the patient's skin above the region to selectively heat tissue during and/or after cooling is applied. At least one of cooling and radiation may be applied by successively passing a continuous output applicator over the patient's skin. Treatment may also be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Konstantin Prikhodko, Andrei V. Belikov, Ilya Yaroslavsky
  • Publication number: 20170182335
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth while protecting non-targeted tissue by cyclically applying cooling to the patients skin, and preferably to the region, and by applying radiation to the patient's skin above the region to selectively heat tissue during and/or after cooling is applied. At least one of cooling and radiation may be applied by successively passing a continuous output applicator over the patient's skin. Treatment may also be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Konstantin Prikhodko, Andrei V. Belikov, Ilya Yaroslavsky
  • Publication number: 20150165232
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth while protecting non-targeted tissue by cyclically applying cooling to the patients skin, and preferably to the region, and by applying radiation to the patient's skin above the region to selectively heat tissue during and/or after cooling is applied. At least one of cooling and radiation my be applied by successivly passing a continuous output applicator over the patient's skin. Treatment may also be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Konstantin Prikhodko, Andrei V. Belikov, Ilya Yaroslavsky
  • Patent number: 8956343
    Abstract: A surgical device based on the concept of controlling the laser power during laser surgery based on optical and other signals from the tip and the tissue is described. A laser surgical system generally comprises several basic components, such as a laser, a delivery system, a tip and a control system. A tip may be considered as a particular case of a thermo-optical tip (TOT). TOT is an optical and mechanical element which could be used to modify or treat soft and hard tissues, including cutting, coagulation, vaporization, carbonization, and ablation of tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Laser Abrasive Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrei V. Belikov, Felix I. Feldchtein, Gregory B. Altshuler
  • Patent number: 8915948
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth by applying optical radiation thereto of a wavelength able to reach the depth of the region and of a selected relatively low power for a duration sufficient for the radiation to effect the desired treatment while concurrently cooling tissue above the selected region to protect such tissue. Treatment may be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Palomar Medical Technologies, LLC, The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Andrei V. Erofeev, Henry Zenzie, Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, James Burke, III, Andrew Radl, Michael Z. Smirnov
  • Publication number: 20140342303
    Abstract: A laser induced thermo-acoustical system has a waveguide for propagating laser radiation to an absorbing layer of a tip. The tip has an absorbing layer serving to absorb the laser radiation propagating through the waveguide. The absorbing layer has such an absorption coefficient that upon absorbing the laser radiation the absorbing layer heats up to boil a quantity of a liquid when the tip is surrounded by the liquid. A laser induced thermo-acoustical method calls for providing a waveguide for propagating laser radiation to the absorbing layer of the tip to be at least partially absorbed by the absorbing layer and to boil a quantity of the liquid surrounding the tip and generating the stream of liquid. The laser induced thermo-acoustical streaming of the liquid is used, in particular, for the treatment of a root canal and periodontal pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Laser Abrasive Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Andrei V. Belikov, Alexei V. Skrypnik
  • Publication number: 20140100489
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed that uses at least one low power optical radiation source in a suitable head which can be held over a treatment area for a substantial period of time or can be moved over the treatment area a number of times during each treatment. The apparatus, a hand held light emitting applicator (LEA) or light emitting skin applicator (LESA), can be in the form of a brush or roller adapted to be moved over the patient's skin surface as radiation is applied to the skin. The skin-contacting surface of the LEA or LESA can have protuberances such as projections or bristles that can massage the skin and deliver radiation. In addition, an apparatus which delivers optical radiation to a treatment area is disclosed that contains a retrofit housing adapted to be joined to a skin-contacting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Joseph P. Caruso
  • Publication number: 20140093843
    Abstract: A device and method for forming a texture on a surface of a hard material. Spatial patterns, such as an array of microbeams, are delivered to the tissue through the handpiece. The plurality of microbeams illuminate and ablate the hard material simultaneously. Each of the microbeams has of a sufficient fluence and pulse width to ablate the surface of the hard material and form the texture. Alternatively, one microbeam of a sufficient fluence and pulse width to ablate the surface of the hard material and form the texture is scanned over the surface either manually or in an automatic fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: RejuveDent LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. ALTSHULER, Andrei V. BELIKOV
  • Publication number: 20140074133
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for hair treatment are disclosed which include applying treatment radiation to a skin treatment area and/or to one or more hairs to deposit energy in one or more hairs so as to modify the structure (e.g., the mechanical structure and/or the chemical structure of at least a portion of the hair(s)). The applied radiation can modify at least a portion of the hair (e.g., the hair tip) to make the hair less capable of re-entering the skin. Specifically, the proposed technique is directed to decreasing stiffness of at least portion of a hair through diminishing its flexural modulus as well as increasing the bend radius of its sharpest point. The methods and apparatus can treat and/or prevent pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) in the treatment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, James J. Childs, Ilya Yaroslavsky, Henry H. Zenzie
  • Publication number: 20140065575
    Abstract: An apparatus for treatment of dental tissue has a first laser source optically connected to a first channel and the same first laser source optically connected to a second channel. The second laser source is optically connected to the first channel. That second laser source is designed to be pumped via the first channel by the diode laser to generate a power of radiation sufficient to cut hard dental tissue. The second channel is connected to a device for treatment of soft dental tissue and is designed to transmit radiation sufficient for treating soft dental tissue. The first laser source can be a diode laser designed to emit radiation of a wavelength selected from a range of 700 nm to 2700 nm. The second laser source can be a solid-state or fiber laser designed to emit a wavelength from a range of 2700 nm to 3000 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: LASER ABRASIVE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. ALTSHULER, Andrei V. BELIKOV, Valery Y. KHRAMOV
  • Publication number: 20130066237
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for controlled mediation and/or improvement of inflammation, inflammation associated with pain, and pain by delivering non-ablative thermal tissue damage to portions of a region of tissue including a volume of inflamed tissue, thereby activating the immune systems pain relief response to the tissue damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael H. Smotrich, Ilya Yaroslavsky, Gregory B. Altshuler, Richard Cohen
  • Publication number: 20130018236
    Abstract: Photocosmetic device for use in medical or non-medical environments (e.g., a home, barbershop, or spa), which can be used for a variety of tissue treatments. Radiation is delivered to the tissue via optical systems designed to pattern the radiation and project the radiation to a particular depth. The device has a variety of cooling systems including phase change cooling solids and liquids to cool treated skin and the radiation sources. Contact sensors and motion sensor may be used to enhance treatment. The device may be modular to facilitate manufacture and replacement of parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Joseph P. Caruso, Henry H. Zenzie, James G. Burke, III, Andrei V. Erofeev
  • Patent number: 8348933
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for processing a hard material, for example a hard biological material such as dental enamel or bone, with optical radiation. A treatment zone of the material is selectively cleaned of ablation products and other dirt to enhance processing efficiency, and a tip through which the optical radiation is applied to the treatment zone of the hard material is spaced slightly from the treatment zone during at least a portion of the time that hydrating fluid is being applied to the zone and/or while air or another gas is applied to the zone to clean the surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Laser Abrasive Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Andrei V. Belikov
  • Publication number: 20120323229
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described that provide for eye-safe treatments using a photocosmetic device on skin tissue. In particular, various eye-safety devices protect the eye, including both the retina and the iris, as well as provide additional skin safety. The devices and methods described are particularly useful in consumer devices, but are useful in other devices also.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Zenzie, Gregory B. Altshuler, Oldrich M. Laznicka