Patents by Inventor Jerome E. Hester

Jerome E. Hester 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: 9687263
    Abstract: Devices that are adapted to insert a sinus dilator into a stenotic opening of a paranasal sinus of a subject using minimally invasive dilator insertion procedures are provided. The devices and methods can be used to treat sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Schreck, Jerome E. Hester, David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Curtis Leslie Rieser
  • Patent number: 9629644
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be implanted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Schreck, Jerome E. Hester, David E. Edgren, Andrew I. Poutiatine, Curtis L. Rieser
  • Patent number: 9597485
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, William L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Patent number: 9504812
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, William L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Patent number: 9498239
    Abstract: Devices that are adapted to insert a sinus dilator into a stenotic opening of a paranasal sinus in a subject patient using minimally invasive insertion procedures are provided. The devices and methods can be used to treat sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Schreck, Jerome E. Hester, Andrew I. Poutiatine, Curtis L. Rieser
  • Patent number: 9149616
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, William L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Patent number: 9138569
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, William L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Publication number: 20150065810
    Abstract: Dilators and methods for dilating a stenotic recess of a frontal sinus in a subject using minimally invasive insertion procedures are provided. Also provided are devices and methods for inserting said dilator into a stenotic opening of a paranasal sinus in a subject. The dilators, devices and methods can be used to treat sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Jerome E. Hester, Thomas A. Schreck, Curtis Leslie Rieser
  • Publication number: 20140358177
    Abstract: Devices that are adapted to insert a sinus dilator into a stenotic opening of a paranasal sinus of a subject using minimally invasive dilator insertion procedures are provided. The devices and methods can be used to treat sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas A. Schreck, Jerome E. Hester, David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Curtis Leslie Rieser
  • Publication number: 20140154236
    Abstract: Described here are devices and methods for treating one or more conditions or symptoms associated with a tonsil procedure. In some variations, a drug-releasing device may be at least partially delivered to one or more tonsillar tissues before, during, or after a tonsil procedure. In some variations, the drug-releasing device may be configured to be biodegradable. In other variations, the drug-releasing device may comprise one or more hemostatic materials or one or more adhesives. The drug-releasing device may be configured to release one or more drugs or agents, such as, for example, one or more analgesics, local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors, antibiotics, combinations thereof and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: INTERSECT ENT, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome E. HESTER, Anthony J. ABBATE, Richard E. KAUFMAN, David C. GALE, Gail M. ZALER, Bin HUANG, Lisa EARNHARDT, Vijaykumar RAJASEKHAR
  • Patent number: 8663192
    Abstract: Described here are devices and methods for treating one or more conditions or symptoms associated with a tonsil procedure. In some variations, a drug-releasing device may be at least partially delivered to one or more tonsillar tissues before, during, or after a tonsil procedure. In some variations, the drug-releasing device may be configured to be biodegradable. In other variations, the drug-releasing device may comprise one or more hemostatic materials or one or more adhesives. The drug-releasing device may be configured to release one or more drugs or agents, such as, for example, one or more analgesics, local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors, antibiotics, combinations thereof and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Intersect ENT, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome E. Hester, Anthony J. Abbate, Richard E. Kaufman, David C. Gale, Gail M. Zaler, Bin Huang, Lisa Earnhardt, Vijaykumar Rajasekhar
  • Publication number: 20130267987
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Wiliam L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Publication number: 20130261550
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Wiliam L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Publication number: 20130253564
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Wiliam L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Publication number: 20130253567
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: SinuSys Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Wiliam L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Publication number: 20130231693
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be inserted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: SINUSYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: David E. Edgren, William Jason Fox, Wiliam L. Gould, Jerome E. Hester, Bradley F. Marple, Curtis Leslie Rieser, Thomas A. Schreck
  • Publication number: 20120053567
    Abstract: Medical devices which are adapted to be implanted into a patient for a limited period of time using minimally invasive insertion procedures for dilating a stenotic opening, such as a stenotic sinus opening, are provided. The devices and methods can be used for treating sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas A. Schreck, Jerome E. Hester, David E. Edgren, Andrew I. Poutiatine, Curtis L. Rieser
  • Publication number: 20120053404
    Abstract: Devices that are adapted to insert a sinus dilator into a stenotic opening of a paranasal sinus in a subject patient using minimally invasive insertion procedures are provided. The devices and methods can be used to treat sinusitis and other nasal and/or sinus disorders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas A. Schreck, Jerome E. Hester, Andrew I. Poutiatine, Curtis L. Rieser
  • Publication number: 20110112513
    Abstract: Described here are devices and methods for treating one or more conditions or symptoms associated with a tonsil procedure. In some variations, a drug-releasing device may be at least partially delivered to one or more tonsillar tissues before, during, or after a tonsil procedure. In some variations, the drug-releasing device may be configured to be biodegradable. In other variations, the drug-releasing device may comprise one or more hemostatic materials or one or more adhesives. The drug-releasing device may be configured to release one or more drugs or agents, such as, for example, one or more analgesics, local anesthetics, vasoconstrictors, antibiotics, combinations thereof and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Jerome E. Hester, Anthony J. ABBATE, Richard E. KAUFMAN, David C. GALE, Gail M. ZALER, Bin HUANG, Lisa EARNHARDT, Vijaykumar RAJASEKHAR