Patents by Inventor John R. Jacobs

John R. Jacobs 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: 9636207
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, Sr., John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Patent number: 8915252
    Abstract: A system, method and kit for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The system includes a first implant adapted for implantation in an inframandibular region and having at least one aperture therethrough, and a ribbon-like element having first and second ends and a substantially uniform, non-circular cross section along its length. The ribbon-like element is adapted for implantation in a tongue with the first and second ends extending through the at least one aperture in the first implant for coupling the ribbon-like element with the first implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Weadock, Robert A. Rousseau, John R. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8800567
    Abstract: A system, method and kit for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The system includes a first implant adapted for implantation in an inframandibular region and having at least one aperture therethrough, and a ribbon-like element having first and second ends and a substantially uniform, non-circular cross section along its length. The ribbon-like element is adapted for implantation in a tongue with the first and second ends extending through the at least one aperture in the first implant for coupling the ribbon-like element with the first implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Weadock, Robert A. Rousseau, John R. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8591534
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, Sr., John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Publication number: 20130186412
    Abstract: A system, method and kit for treating obstructive sleep apnea. The system includes a first implant adapted for implantation in an inframandibular region and having at least one aperture therethrough, and a ribbon-like element having first and second ends and a substantially uniform, non-circular cross section along its length. The ribbon-like element is adapted for implantation in a tongue with the first and second ends extending through the at least one aperture in the first implant for coupling the ribbon-like element with the first implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Weadock, Robert A. Rousseau, John R. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8388633
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, Sr., John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Publication number: 20120225052
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition and method for treating tissue defects. The composition includes thrombin and fibrinogen, or sodium alginate and calcium chloride, and also a surfactant, and non-resorbable polymer microparticles dispersed within the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, Kevin S. Weadock, John R. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20110178608
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, SR., John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Publication number: 20110172786
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, SR., John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Publication number: 20100312358
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, SR., John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Patent number: 7828854
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material is disclosed. The first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, Sr., John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Publication number: 20100080791
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composition and method for treating tissue defects. The composition includes thrombin and fibrinogen, or sodium alginate and calcium chloride, and also a surfactant, and non-resorbable polymer microparticles dispersed within the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, Kevin S. Weadock, John R. Jacobs
  • Publication number: 20080147200
    Abstract: An implantable prosthesis for repairing or reinforcing a tissue or muscle wall defect including a first composite structure including at least one layer of a non-absorbable material, wherein the first composite structure has a central portion sized and shaped to cover at least a portion of the tissue or muscle wall defect, and has an outer periphery. The prosthesis further includes a second structure having a reinforced central region and an outer peripheral edge, a reinforcing element positioned between the first and second structures, and having an outer periphery and a stiffness greater than that of the first and second structures, and at least one pulling element coupled to the reinforced central region of the second structure. The second structure is coupled to the first structure substantially only at their respective peripheries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Robert A. Rousseau, David C. Lindh, John R. Jacobs, Ilya S. Koyfman, Gaoyuan Gavin Chen, Donald G. Hill
  • Patent number: 5017252
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a plurality of insulating glass assemblies, the method comprising the steps of providing a plurality of glass assemblies each including a pair of generally parallel, spaced glass panes having therebetween an endless spacer, the spacer and the panes defining an interior space between the panes and inside the spacer, and the spacer having therethrough a tortuous passage affording gas flow into and out of the space, placing the glass assemblies in a chamber, creating a vacuum in the chamber so as to remove substantially all of the air from the spaces, introducing into the chamber a gas having a coefficient of thermal conductivity lower than that of air so that the gas fills the spaces, removing the glass assemblies from the chamber, and closing the passages in the spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Interpane Coatings, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell L. Aldrich, John R. Jacobs