Patents by Inventor Jennifer G. Medina

Jennifer G. Medina 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: 20200197627
    Abstract: Implants are placed in turbinate mucosal tissue using a surgical device having a proximal grip portion and a distal hollow sharp needle portion that is manipulated using the grip portion and inserted submucosally into mucosal turbinate tissue. One or more biodegradable, drug-eluting solid implants are disposed within the needle. The implants have one or more implant withdrawal-discouraging, mucosal tissue-engaging surface features along their length. An actuator disposed within the device is used to deliver one or more of the implants from the needle into the mucosal turbinate tissue and submucosally bury at least one such tissue-engaging feature therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Medina, Drew P. Amery, Dana A. Oliver, Jie Wen
  • Patent number: 10596330
    Abstract: Implants are placed in turbinate mucosal tissue using a surgical device having a proximal grip portion and a distal hollow sharp needle portion that is manipulated using the grip portion and inserted submucosally into mucosal turbinate tissue. One or more biodegradable, drug-eluting solid implants are disposed within the needle. The implants have one or more implant withdrawal-discouraging, mucosal tissue-engaging surface features along their length. An actuator disposed within the device is used to deliver one or more of the implants from the needle into the mucosal turbinate tissue and submucosally bury at least one such tissue-engaging feature therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Medina, Drew P. Amery, Dana A. Oliver, Jie Wen
  • Patent number: 10420794
    Abstract: Tissue and other body structures may be protected using a dry, free-flowing, sterilized mixture of chitosan particles and oxidized polysaccharide particles in sealed packaging. The mixture may assist in returning an injured, inflamed or surgically repaired surface to a normal state, e.g., through one or more healing mechanisms such as modulation of an inflammatory response, phagocytosis, mucosal remodeling, reciliation or other full or partial restoration of normal function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Medina, James Britton Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, Brian J. Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10279072
    Abstract: Body tissue and structures in an airway may be treated with an artificial scab comprising an inhomogeneous, uncohesive, solid sheet-like body comprising a granular mixture of chitosan and polysaccharide particles. The artificial scab breaks apart into smaller pieces if peeled away from the surgical site or wound, thus reducing the risk of airway occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Publication number: 20170304487
    Abstract: Body tissue and structures in an airway may be treated with an artificial scab comprising an inhomogeneous, uncohesive, solid sheet-like body comprising a granular mixture of chitosan and polysaccharide particles. The artificial scab breaks apart into smaller pieces if peeled away from the surgical site or wound, thus reducing the risk of airway occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: James B. Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Patent number: 9700648
    Abstract: Body tissue and structures in an airway may be treated with an artificial scab comprising an inhomogeneous, uncohesive, solid sheet-like body comprising a granular mixture of chitosan and polysaccharide particles. The artificial scab breaks apart into smaller pieces if peeled away from the surgical site or wound, thus reducing the risk of airway occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James Britton Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Patent number: 9700344
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Publication number: 20170100427
    Abstract: Tissue and other body structures may be protected using a dry, free-flowing, sterilized mixture of chitosan particles and oxidized polysaccharide particles in sealed packaging. The mixture may assist in returning an injured, inflamed or surgically repaired surface to a normal state, e.g., through one or more healing mechanisms such as modulation of an inflammatory response, phagocytosis, mucosal remodeling, reciliation or other full or partial restoration of normal function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Medina, James Britton Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, Brian J. Vaccaro
  • Publication number: 20170056602
    Abstract: Implants are placed in turbinate mucosal tissue using a surgical device having a proximal grip portion and a distal hollow sharp needle portion that is manipulated using the grip portion and inserted submucosally into mucosal turbinate tissue. One or more biodegradable, drug-eluting solid implants are disposed within the needle. The implants have one or more implant withdrawal-discouraging, mucosal tissue-engaging surface features along their length. An actuator disposed within the device is used to deliver one or more of the implants from the needle into the mucosal turbinate tissue and submucosally bury at least one such tissue-engaging feature therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jennifer G. Medina, Drew P. Amery, Dana A. Oliver, Jie Wen
  • Publication number: 20140309581
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Patent number: 8784790
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Publication number: 20120108509
    Abstract: Body tissue and structures in an airway may be treated with an artificial scab comprising an inhomogeneous, uncohesive, solid sheet-like body comprising a granular mixture of chitosan and polysaccharide particles. The artificial scab breaks apart into smaller pieces if peeled away from the surgical site or wound, thus reducing the risk of airway occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: James Britton Hissong, Matthew F. Myntti, Jennifer G. Medina
  • Publication number: 20110245757
    Abstract: Chronic wounds may be treated by debriding necrotic and other devitalized tissue from the wound, and applying to the wound an extracellular polymeric substance solvating system comprising a metal ion sequestering agent, surfactant and buffering agent. The solvating system disrupts biofilms which may be present in the wound and aids or enables the resumption of normal healing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew F. Myntti, Dana A. Oliver, James B. Hissong, Jennifer G. Medina