Patents by Inventor Joel Palko

Joel Palko 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: 20240074898
    Abstract: Various examples are provided related to electrosurgical devices which can be used during ab interno canaloplasty or pupilloplasty surgery. In one example, a suture tensioning and electrocautery device includes a casing; suture grips protruding out of a proximal end of the casing; a suture tensioning and retracting system connected to the suture grips; and a suture electrocautery system. In another example, a method includes affixing ends of a suture to respective suture grips protruding out of a proximal end of a suture tensioning and electrocautery device; tying the ends of the suture and tensioning the suture by rotating the suture grips to dilate Schlemm's canal; and heating the tied ends of the suture to maintain the tensioning of the suture thereby sustaining dilation of the Schlemm's canal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Publication date: March 7, 2024
    Inventors: Joel PALKO, Ali RAI, Maryam BUDARIS, Justin ROBINSON, Dakota SANDERS, Sarah WESTFALL
  • Publication number: 20230098038
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to an eyewear-based system and method comprised of an ocular compression device positioned around a user's head to compress the globes of a user's eyes using direct mechanical force to artificially elevate the user's intraocular pressure. An application of this system is to increase intraocular pressure in users with glaucoma or users who are at risk for glaucoma to assess novel biomarkers for glaucoma progression. The ocular compression device may be used in conjunction with an ocular imaging device, such as an optical coherence tomography angiography device, to characterize changes in the user's optic nerve head structure as a function of intraocular pressure. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Abigail Osborne, Emma Robertson, Ross Fontana, Taylor Stump, Hassan Alkhadrawi, Jessica Allen, Joel Palko