Patents by Inventor John A. Macoviak

John A. Macoviak 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: 20150182337
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: MVRx, INC.
    Inventors: Robert T. Chang, John A. Macoviak, David A. Rahdert, Timothy R. Machold
  • Publication number: 20150157459
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: MVRx, INC.
    Inventors: JOHN A. MACOVIAK, ROBERT T. CHANG, DAVID A. RAHDERT, TIMOTHY R. MACHOLD
  • Publication number: 20150142466
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and software for providing remote medical diagnosis and therapy to a subject comprising: a module for conducting telecommunications with a telemedicalist; a module for applying a diagnostic or a therapeutic analysis; an apparatus for dispensing one or more medical items from an inventory of medical items, the inventory of medical items risk profiled to a subject, a population, a venue, or a situation; and optionally, a biosensor apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: John A. MACOVIAK, Stefanos POULIS, Andreas VLACHOS
  • Patent number: 8979925
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: MVRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Chang, John A. Macoviak, David A. Rahdert, Timothy R. Machold
  • Patent number: 8956407
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: MVRx, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Macoviak, Robert T. Chang, David A. Rahdert, Timothy R. Machold
  • Patent number: 8858622
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: MVRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Machold, Robert T. Chang, John A. Macoviak, David A. Rahdert
  • Publication number: 20140244031
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and software for providing remote medical therapy to a subject comprising: an apparatus for dispensing one or more medical items from an inventory of medical items, the inventory of medical items risk profiled to a subject, a population, a venue, or a situation; and a connector device comprising: at least one means for communicating with the apparatus for dispensing one or more medical items from an inventory of medical items; at least one means for communicating with a technology device; and a software module enabling communications between the apparatus for dispensing one or more medical items from an inventory of medical items and the technology device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: REMEDEV, INC.
    Inventors: John A. MACOVIAK, Richard L. MACOVIAK, James J. MACOVIAK, Espir G. KAHATT
  • Publication number: 20140205546
    Abstract: Provided herein in some embodiments is a formulation comprising (a) one or more nanoscale particle; and (b) a film-forming polymer. In some instances, the formulation is an immediate and sustained released formulation suitable for topical administration or administration to surfaces. Also provided here in certain embodiments is a method of reducing the population of pathogenic microorganisms on skin or surfaces, the method comprising applying to the skin or surface a composition, the composition comprising (a) one or more nanoscale particle; and (b) a film-forming polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: John A. Macoviak
  • Patent number: 8784482
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that is sized and configured to attach in, on, or near the annulus of a dysfunctional heart valve. In use, the implant extends either across the minor axis of the annulus, or across the major axis of the annulus, or both. The implant restores to the heart valve annulus and leaflets a more functional anatomic shape and tension. The more functional anatomic shape and tension are conducive to coaptation of the leaflets, which, in turn, reduces retrograde flow or regurgitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: MVRx, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Rahdert, Timothy R. Machold, John A. Macoviak, Robert T. Chang
  • Publication number: 20140178496
    Abstract: Provided herein in some embodiments is a composition that comprises (a) a nanoscale particle(s) or a microscale particle(s); and (b) a film-forming polymer. Also provided herein is a method for an immediate and sustained released formulation suitable for topical administration or administration to surfaces. Further provided herein in certain embodiments is a method of reducing the population of pathogenic microorganisms on skin or surfaces, wherein a method comprises applying to the skin or surface a composition, wherein the composition comprises (a) a nanoscale particle(s) or a microscale particle(s); and (b) a film-forming polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Inventors: John A. Macoviak, Wolfgang Wrasidlo, John Norton, Kristin Spivey, Steve Oldenberg, Aaron Saunders
  • Patent number: 8751039
    Abstract: Described are systems for providing remote medical therapy to a subject by dispensing one or more medical items from a short-term inventory of medical items. The inventory of medical items is risk profiled based on probability calculation of health or economic risk to a subject, a population, a venue, or a situation in advance of need for the medical items. In some embodiments, the system comprises a digital processing device, an apparatus for dispensing the one or more medical items, and a connector device, with a memory, that facilitates communication between the digital processing device and the dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Remedev, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Macoviak, Richard L. Macoviak, James J. Macoviak, Espir G. Kahatt
  • Publication number: 20140089001
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and software for providing remote medical diagnosis and therapy to a subject comprising: a module for conducting telecommunications with a telemedicalist; a module for applying a diagnostic or a therapeutic analysis; an apparatus for dispensing one or more medical items from an inventory of medical items, the inventory of medical items risk profiled to a subject, a population, a venue, or a situation; and optionally, a biosensor apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Remedev, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. MACOVIAK, Stefanos POULIS, Andreas VLACHOS
  • Publication number: 20140058755
    Abstract: Devices, systems, methods, and software for providing remote medical diagnosis and therapy to a subject comprising: a module for conducting telecommunications with a telemedicalist; a module for applying a diagnostic or a therapeutic analysis; an apparatus for dispensing one or more medical items from an inventory of medical items, the inventory of medical items risk profiled to a subject, a population, a venue, or a situation; and optionally, a biosensor apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: John A. Macoviak, Stefanos Poulis, Andreas Vlachos
  • Publication number: 20130177504
    Abstract: Provided herein in some embodiments is a formulation comprising (a) one or more nanoscale particle; and (b) a film-forming polymer. In some instances, the formulation is an immediate and sustained released formulation suitable for topical administration or administration to surfaces. Also provided here in certain embodiments is a method of reducing the population of pathogenic microorganisms on skin or surfaces, the method comprising applying to the skin or surface a composition, the composition comprising (a) one or more nanoscale particle; and (b) a film-forming polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Annuary Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. Macoviak
  • Publication number: 20120278100
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, in certain embodiments, are systems and methods for extending patient care effectiveness of a licensed primary healthcare provider facility, group, or individual and providing professional answering and triage services, comprising: a live, remote, adjunct healthcare provider, wherein said adjunct provider is credentialed by said licensed primary healthcare provider facility, group, or individual to provide remote adjunct care for one or more patients, wherein said adjunct provider is covered by medical malpractice insurance, wherein said patients are legally under the care of said licensed primary healthcare provider facility, group, or individual; a software module for providing said remote adjunct healthcare provider access to one or more electronic health records for said one or more patients; and a communications link between said remote adjunct healthcare provider and said patient or one or more onsite patient caregivers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Annuary Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventor: John Macoviak
  • Publication number: 20120209377
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: MVRx, INC.
    Inventors: TIMOTHY R. MACHOLD, ROBERT T. CHANG, JOHN A. MACOVIAK, DAVID A. RAHDERT
  • Publication number: 20120185040
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods retain a native heart valve leaflet to prevent retrograde flow. The devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that, in use, rests adjacent a valve annulus and includes a retaining structure that is sized and shaped to overlay at least a portion of one or more native valve leaflets. The retaining structure retains the leaflet or leaflets it overlays, to resist leaflet eversion and/or prolapse. In this way, the implant prevents or reduces regurgitation. The implant does not interfere significantly with the opening of and blood flow through the leaflets during periods of antegrade flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: MVRx, iNC.
    Inventors: DAVID A. RAHDERT, John A. Macoviak, Timothy R. Machold, Robert T. Chang, Rick A. Soss
  • Patent number: 8163013
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: MVRx, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Machold, Robert T. Chang, John A. Macoviak, David A. Rahdert
  • Patent number: 8142494
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods retain a native heart valve leaflet to prevent retrograde flow. The devices, systems, and methods employ an implant that, in use, rests adjacent a valve annulus and includes a retaining structure that is sized and shaped to overlay at least a portion of one or more native valve leaflets. The retaining structure retains the leaflet or leaflets it overlays, to resist leaflet eversion and/or prolapse. In this way, the implant prevents or reduces regurgitation. The implant does not interfere significantly with the opening of and blood flow through the leaflets during periods of antegrade flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: MVRx, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Rahdert, John A. Macoviak, Timothy R. Machold, Robert T. Chang, Rick A. Soss
  • Publication number: 20120035718
    Abstract: Implants or systems of implants and methods apply a selected force vector or a selected combination of force vectors within or across the left atrium, which allow mitral valve leaflets to better coapt. The implants or systems of implants and methods make possible rapid deployment, facile endovascular delivery, and full intra-atrial retrievability. The implants or systems of implants and methods also make use of strong fluoroscopic landmarks. The implants or systems of implants and methods make use of an adjustable implant and a fixed length implant. The implants or systems of implants and methods may also utilize a bridge stop to secure the implant, and the methods of implantation employ various tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: MVRx, INC.
    Inventors: ROBERT T. CHANG, John A. Macoviak, David A. Rahdert, Timothy R. Machold