Patents by Inventor John A. Zepeda

John A. Zepeda 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: 10561359
    Abstract: Devices, kits, systems and methods are described herein for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. Certain devices kits, systems and methods are used to select treatment parameters, devices or methods for treating skin in a location, zone, or region of skin having particular mechanical or other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, Michael T. Longaker, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Kemal Levi, William R. Beasley
  • Patent number: 10517768
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a pre-determined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, Darren G. Doud, Brett A. Follmer
  • Publication number: 20190358100
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. An applicator and/or tensioning device may be used to apply a dressing to a subject. The applicator and/or tensioning device applies and/or maintains a strain in an elastic dressing, wherein at least some of the strain is out-of-plane or at a non-orthogonal, non-parallel and non-aligned orientation to other strains in the dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Applicant: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, John A. Zepeda, Richard T. Caligaris
  • Patent number: 10450670
    Abstract: Methods for growing a reduced dislocation crystal ingot in an ingot growing system are disclosed. The system has a first crucible with a first base and a first sidewall extending upward from the first base to define an outer cavity. The method includes placing a weir in the outer cavity, placing a second crucible on the weir, placing feedstock material into the outer cavity, and melting the feedstock material to allow movement of the melt from the outer cavity inward of an intermediate cavity and into an inner cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corner Star Limited
    Inventors: Tirumani N. Swaminathan, Salvador Zepeda, John David Hilker
  • Patent number: 10420557
    Abstract: A skin frame or other skin straining device strains skin on each side of a wound where a wound has been closed to off load stresses at the wound site. A dressing may be applied to the strained skin. The dressing may be integral with one or more elements of the skin straining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Yock, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, William R. Beasley
  • Publication number: 20190153615
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming an ingot from a melt are disclosed. A method includes placing conditioning members within a cavity defined by a crucible and placing feedstock material into the cavity. The method also includes melting the feedstock material to form the melt. A melt line is defined by a surface of the melt. The conditioning members including quartz bodies arranged at the melt line to contact the melt and reduce the number of micro-voids in the melt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Salvador Zepeda, Richard J. Phillips, Christopher Vaughn Luers, Steven Lawrence Kimbel, Harold W. Korb, John D. Holder, Carissima Marie Hudson, Hariprasad Sreedharamurthy, Stephan Haringer, Marco Zardoni
  • Patent number: 10213350
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. An applicator and/or tensioning device may be used to apply a dressing to a subject. The applicator and/or tensioning device applies and/or maintains a strain in an elastic dressing, wherein at least some of the strain is out-of-plane or at a non-orthogonal, non-parallel and non-aligned orientation to other strains in the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, John A. Zepeda, Richard T. Caligaris
  • Publication number: 20190015255
    Abstract: The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein assist with the healing process of tissue that was previously or simultaneously treated for a therapeutic or cosmetic effect. The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein can also provide temporary simulated results of a cosmetic procedure to allow for visual assessment to select the type of procedure or for treatment planning in advance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Michael T. LONGAKER, Reinhold H. DAUSKARDT, Paul YOCK, John A. ZEPEDA, Kenneth N. HORNE, Bankim H. MEHTA, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Joseph RIMSA, Sergio SALINAS, Melanie HARRIS, Greg SPOONER, Kin CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180104107
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. A book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device may be used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device may apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jasper JACKSON, John A. ZEPEDA, Adam C. FRENCH, Darren G. DOUD, Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Brett A. FOLLMER, William R. BEASLEY, Paul YOCK, Keiichiro ICHIRYU, Manuel A. CARDONA PAMPLONA, Tor C. KROG, Kemal LEVI
  • Patent number: 9844470
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein include skin treatments with a book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device is used to apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing, and has a first support, a second support, and a primary bending region therebetween, the primary bending region comprising a primary bending axis, with the dressing attached to the first and second supports of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, Adam C. French, Darren G. Doud, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Brett A. Follmer, William R. Beasley, Paul Yock, Keiichiro Ichiryu, Manuel A. Cardona Pamplona, Tor C. Krog, Kemal Levi
  • Patent number: 9827447
    Abstract: Devices, kits, systems and methods described herein may be for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. Devices kits, systems and methods described herein may be used to select treatment parameters or devices for treating skin in a zone or region of skin having particular mechanical or other properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Kemal Levi, Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, William R. Beasley, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Michael T. Longaker
  • Publication number: 20170189240
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a pre-determined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: John A. ZEPEDA, Jasper JACKSON, William R. BEASLEY, Darren G. DOUD, Brett A. FOLLMER
  • Patent number: 9668922
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein are provided for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. A book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device can be used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device applies and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing, and include undulating edge configurations to reduce peak stresses applied to the skin compared to traditional dressing shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Keiichiro Ichiryu, Jasper Jackson, Manuel A. Cardona Pamplona, Kemal Levi
  • Patent number: 9649226
    Abstract: The devices, kits and methods described may be used for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a pre-determined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, Darren G. Doud, Brett A. Follmer
  • Publication number: 20170112673
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including but not limited to the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids. The packaging, manipulation elements, applicator and/or tensioning device maybe used to apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Jasper JACKSON, John A. ZEPEDA, Geoffrey C. GURTNER, William R. BEASLEY, Paul YOCK, Keiichiro ICHIRYU, Manuel A. CARDONA PAMPLONA, Tor C. KROG, Kemal LEVI, Michael T. LONGAKER, Reinhold H. DAUSKARDT, Michael T. CAO, Rene RODRIGUEZ
  • Publication number: 20170020522
    Abstract: A skin frame or other skin straining device strains skin on each side of a wound where a wound has been closed to off load stresses at the wound site. A dressing may be applied to the strained skin. The dressing may be integral with one or more elements of the skin straining device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Paul YOCK, Reinhold H. DAUSKARDT, Jasper JACKSON, John A. ZEPEDA, William R. BEASLEY
  • Patent number: 9492329
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for wound healing, including the treatment, amelioration, or prevention of scars and/or keloids by applying and/or maintaining a predetermined strain in an elastic skin treatment device that is then affixed to the skin surface using skin adhesives to transfer a generally planar force from the bandage to the skin surface. Applicators are used to apply and/or maintain the strains, and some of the applicators are further configured to provide at least some mechanical advantage to the user when exerting loads onto the skin treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, Darren G. Doud, Brett A. Follmer
  • Patent number: 9358009
    Abstract: A skin frame or other skin straining device strains skin on each side of a wound where a wound has been closed to off load stresses at the wound site. A dressing may be applied to the strained skin. The dressing may be integral with one or more elements of the skin straining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Yock, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, William R. Beasley
  • Patent number: 9248048
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein include skin treatments with a book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device used to apply a dressing to a subject. The packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device is used to apply and/or maintain a strain in an elastic dressing, and has a first support, a second support, and a primary bending region therebetween, the primary bending region comprising a primary bending axis, with the dressing attached to the first and second supports of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, Adam French, Darren G. Doud, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Brett A. Follmer, William R. Beasley, Paul G. Yock, Keiichiro Ichiryu, Manuel A. Cardona Pamplona, Tor C. Krog, Kemal Levi
  • Patent number: 9241835
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein are provided for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. A book-like packaging, applicator and/or tensioning device can be used to apply a dressing to a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Zepeda, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Keiichiro Ichiryu, Jasper Jackson, Manuel A. Cardona Pamplona, Kemal Levi