Patents by Inventor Jerome Segal

Jerome Segal 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: 8021426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method which may be used to reinforce the native annulus during spinal surgery. The device is a catheter based device which is placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy performed by either traditional surgical or endoscopic approaches. The distal end of the catheter is comprised of an expansile loop which may be increased in diameter by advancement of a portion of the catheter via its proximal end, such proximal end remaining external to the body. The expansile loop may be formed of a woven or braided material and may be made of a polymer such as nylon, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene or any of the well known and biocompatible polymers. Alternatively the expansile portion of the catheter may be formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, elgiloy, Nitinol, or other biocompatible metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Thomas Yurek
  • Publication number: 20110190894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusion, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh loop that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh and a central hole. The mesh loop can be diametrically increased or contracted in diameter by the control element acting on the mesh loop. The mesh loop maybe formed of a woven or braided material from a polymer such as PEEK (polyetheretherketone), nylon, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene or any other biocompatible polymer, or formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, Elgiloy, Nitinol, or any other biocompatible metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Thomas Yurek
  • Publication number: 20110190895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusion, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh loop that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh and a central hole. The mesh loop can be diametrically increased or contracted in diameter by the control element acting on the mesh loop. The mesh loop may be formed of a woven or braided material from a polymer such as PEEK (polyetheretherketone), nylon, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene or any other biocompatible polymer, or formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, Elgiloy, Nitinol, or any other biocompatible metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Thomas Yurek
  • Patent number: 7988735
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to perform 1) disk fusing, 2) an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4), an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh and a center hole. The mesh can be diametrically expanded in diameter into the disc space whereby various materials can be injected into the lumen and/or the center hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Inventors: Matthew Yurek, Jerome Segal, Kabir Gambhir, Kurt Vedder, Robert Huffman
  • Publication number: 20100004751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusing, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following diskectomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh loop that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh and a central hole. The mesh loop can be diametrically increased or contracted in diameter by the control element acting on the mesh loop. The mesh loop may be formed of a woven or braided material for a polymer such as PEEK (polyetheretherketone), nylon, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene or any other biocompatible polymer, or formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, Elgiloy, Nitinol, or any other biocompatible metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Ouroboros Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Yurek
  • Publication number: 20100004750
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusing, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following diskoctomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh loop that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh and a central hole. The mesh loop can be diametrically increased or contracted in diameter by the control element acting on the mesh loop. The mesh loop may be formed of a woven or braided material for a polymer such as PEEK (polyetheretherketone), nylon, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene or any other biocompatible polymer, or formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, Elgiloy, Nitinol, or any other biocompatible metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Ouroboros Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Yurek
  • Patent number: 7601172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method which may be used to reinforce the native annulus during spinal surgery. The device is a catheter based device which is placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy performed by either traditional surgical or endoscopic approaches. The distal end of the catheter is comprised of an expansile loop which may be increased in diameter by advancement of a portion of the catheter via its proximal end, such proximal end remaining external to the body. The expansile loop may be formed such that when the loop is diametrically contracted the loop feeds into its other end, similar to a snake eating its own tail. Stabilization of the outer portion of the loop and pulling out the inner portion will thereby increase the overall diameter of the loop while maintaining it as a closed loop or torus. The expansile loop then uses an attachment means to secure it to substantially healthy tissues of the annulus, nucleus, or endplates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Ouroboros Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Thomas Yurek, Hansen A. Yuan, Anthony Tung Yeung
  • Patent number: 7547319
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusing, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following diskectomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh loop that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh loop and a center hole. The mesh loop can be diametrically increased or contracted in diameter by the control element acting on the mesh loop. The mesh loop may be formed of a woven or braided material from a polymer such as PEEK (polyetheretherketone), nylon, polyurethane, polyester polyethylene, polypropylene or any other biocompatible polymers, or formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, elgiloy, Nitinol, or any other biocompatible metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Ouroboros Medical
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Thomas Yurek, Hansen A. Yuan, Anthony Tung Yeung
  • Publication number: 20090105732
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to perform 1) disk fusing, 2) an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4), an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh and a center hole. The mesh can be diametrically expanded in diameter into the disc space whereby various materials can be injected into the lumen and/or the center hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Matthew Yurek, Jerome Segal, Kabir Gambhir, Kurt Vedder, Robert Huffman
  • Patent number: 7517342
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter with an expandable distal end for delivering one or more medicaments. The catheter is manufactured with materials of construction that allow the transfer of electrical energy from the proximal end of the catheter to the distal expandable end. The catheter also has a means for controlling or manipulating the expandable distal end to expand and contract into various configurations. The distal end of the catheter is processed by a specific method of manufacturing whereby the expandable distal end is coated with one or more layers of a hydrogel copolymer wherein at least one layer of which coating encapsulates one or more medicaments and zero or more charged carriers to facilitate the electrophoretic and electro-osmostic mobilities of the medicaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Scott, Jerome Segal, Lih-Bin Shih, Terry L. Burkoth
  • Patent number: 7519418
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a medicament, such as a liposome or micelle-encapsulated therapeutic agent or medicament, to an obstruction within a vascular segment or a body passageway. The apparatus may include a substantially cylindrically shaped expansion member. A distance between the proximal and distal ends of the expansion member may be altered to transform the expansion member between a diametrically contracted configuration to a diametrically expanded configuration. The liposome or micelle-encapsulated therapeutic agent or medicament can be coated on the expansion member and/or incorporated into a substrate coated on the expansion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Scott, Jerome Segal
  • Patent number: 7488313
    Abstract: A mechanical dilatation and medicament delivery device for enlarging a flow passage of a vessel by dilating and delivering a therapeutic agent or medicament to an obstruction in the vessel. The present invention comprises a substantially cylindrically shaped expansion member and includes a means engaged to the expansion member for altering the distance between the proximal end and the distal end of the expansion member thereby transforming the expansion member between a diametrically contracted configuration to diametrically expanded configuration. A therapeutic agent or medicament is coated on either the expansion member, or incorporated into a substrate coated on the expansion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Neal Scott
  • Patent number: 7488314
    Abstract: The present method comprises the steps of advancing the coated expansion member to the obstruction in a vessel and applying opposed forces on said expansion member in an axial direction to move the expansion member to an expanded configuration wherein the expansion member dilates the obstruction and the expansion member either passively or actively delivers a therapeutic agent or medicament to the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Neal Scott
  • Patent number: 7442210
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method to 1) facilitate disk fusing, 2) perform an artificial replacement of the nucleus, 3) perform an artificial replacement of the annulus, or 4, perform an artificial replacement of both the nucleus and annulus. The device is designed to be placed into the inter-vertebral space following diskectomy. The invention includes a delivery catheter and an expandable continuous mesh loop that has a torus configuration with a lumen within the mesh loop and a center hole. The mesh loop can be diametrically increased or contracted in diameter by the control element acting on the mesh loop. The mesh loop may be formed of a woven or braided material from a polymer such as PEEK (polyetheretherketone), nylon, polyurethane, polyester polyethylene, polypropylene or any other biocompatible polymers, or formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, elgiloy, Nitinol, or any other biocompatible metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Thomas Yurek
  • Patent number: 7292885
    Abstract: A mechanical dilatation and medicament delivery device for enlarging a flow passage of a vessel by dilating and delivering a liposome or micelle-encapsulated therapeutic agent or medicament to an obstruction in the vessel. The present invention comprises a substantially cylindrically shaped expansion member and includes a means engaged to the expansion member for altering the distance between the proximal end and the distal end of the expansion member thereby transforming the expansion member between a diametrically contracted configuration to diametrically expanded configuration. A liposome or micelle-encapsulated therapeutic agent or medicament is coated on either the expansion member, or incorporated into a substrate coated on the expansion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Neal Scott, Jerome Segal
  • Publication number: 20070162135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method which may be used to reinforce the native annulus during spinal surgery. The device is a catheter based device which is placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy performed by either traditional surgical or endoscopic approaches. The distal end of the catheter is comprised of an expansile loop which may be increased in diameter by advancement of a portion of the catheter via its proximal end, such proximal end remaining external to the body. The expansile loop may be formed such that when the loop is diametrically contracted the loop feeds into its other end, similar to a snake eating its own tail. Stabilization of the outer portion of the loop and pulling out the inner portion will thereby increase the overall diameter of the loop while maintaining it as a closed loop or torus. The expansile loop can use an attachment means to secure it to substantially healthy tissues of the annulus, nucleus, or endplates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Yurek
  • Publication number: 20060287730
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method which may be used to reinforce the native annulus during spinal surgery. The device is a catheter based device which is placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy performed by either traditional surgical or endoscopic approaches. The distal end of the catheter is comprised of an expansile loop which may be increased in diameter by advancement of a portion of the catheter via its proximal end, such proximal end remaining external to the body. The expansile loop may be formed such that when the loop is diametrically contracted the loop feeds into its other end, similar to a snake eating its own tail. Stabilization of the outer portion of the loop and pulling out the inner portion will thereby increase the overall diameter of the loop while maintaining it as a closed loop or torus. The expansile loop can use an attachment means to secure it to substantially healthy tissues of the annulus, nucleus, or endplates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Yurek, Hansen Yurek, Anthony Yeung
  • Publication number: 20060287726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method which may be used to reinforce the native annulus during spinal surgery. The device is a catheter based device which is placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy performed by either traditional surgical or endoscopic approaches. The distal end of the catheter is comprised of an expansile loop which may be increased in diameter by advancement of a portion of the catheter via its proximal end, such proximal end remaining external to the body. The expansile loop may be formed of a woven or braided material and may be made of a polymer such as nylon, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene or any of the well known and biocompatible polymers. Alternatively the expansile portion of the catheter may be formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, elgiloy, Nitinol, or other biocompatible metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Yurek
  • Publication number: 20060287729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method which may be used to reinforce the native annulus during spinal surgery. The device is a catheter based device which is placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy performed by either traditional surgical or endoscopic approaches. The distal end of the catheter is comprised of an expansile loop which may be increased in diameter by advancement of a portion of the catheter via its proximal end, such proximal end remaining external to the body. The expansile loop may be formed such that when the loop is diametrically contracted the loop feeds into its other end, similar to a snake eating its own tail. Stabilization of the outer portion of the loop and pulling out the inner portion will thereby increase the overall diameter of the loop while maintaining it as a closed loop or torus. The expansile loop then uses an attachment means to secure it to substantially healthy tissues of the annulus, nucleus, or endplates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Yurek, Hansen Yuan, Anthony Yeung
  • Publication number: 20060287727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and method which may be used to reinforce the native annulus during spinal surgery. The device is a catheter based device which is placed into the inter-vertebral space following discectomy performed by either traditional surgical or endoscopic approaches. The distal end of the catheter is comprised of an expansile loop which may be increased in diameter by advancement of a portion of the catheter via its proximal end, such proximal end remaining external to the body. The expansile loop may be formed of a woven or braided material and may be made of a polymer such as nylon, polyurethane, polyester, polyethylene, polypropylene or any of the well known and biocompatible polymers. Alternatively the expansile portion of the catheter may be formed from a metallic braid of stainless steel, elgiloy, Nitinol, or other biocompatible metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventors: Jerome Segal, Matthew Yurek