Patents by Inventor Joseph Rimsa

Joseph Rimsa 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: 20200306501
    Abstract: A catheter is provided comprising localized regions of modified flexibility. The regions of modified flexibility may comprise a softened inner liner, for example softened via stretching the inner liner or disposing a plurality of holes in the inner liner, to modify the bending stiffness and/or tensile stiffness of the catheter. The catheter may further include an axially extending filament that at least partially overlaps the softened portion of the inner liner. The axially extending filament may include an anchoring section to anchor the at least one axially extending filament in a section of the catheter that includes the helical coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2020
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Yee, Ashoor Shahbazi Yourgenlow, Yi Yang, Farhad Khosravi, Joseph Rimsa
  • Patent number: 10661053
    Abstract: A method of aspirating a vascular occlusion from a remote site is provided. The method includes the steps of advancing a first elongate tubular body through a vascular access site and into a body vessel, advancing a second tubular body distally to extend beyond the first elongate tubular body to reach the remote site, and aspirating thrombus from the site into the lumen by applying pulsatile vacuum to the first elongate tubular body. The second tubular body has a lumen and a length that is shorter than the first elongate tubular body. The pulsatile application of vacuum may cause the distal tip of the second tubular body to open and close like a jaw, which facilitates reshaping the thrombus or biting or nibbling the thrombus material into strands or pieces to facilitate proximal withdrawal under negative pressure through the lumen of the second tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Incept, LLC
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Farhad Khosravi, Joseph Rimsa
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9764099
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are syringes having temperature modulation capabilities particularly with regard to changing the temperature of the material being ejected from or injected into the syringe and methods of use. In a specific embodiment of this invention, the syringe comprises a phase transition composition which is to be maintained in one phase within the syringe chamber and ejected in a different phase from the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TauTona Group LP
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Kenneth Horne
  • Publication number: 20170238953
    Abstract: A telescoping catheter is provided such as for distal neurovascular aspiration or access. The catheter includes an elongate, flexible tubular body, having a proximal section with at least one lumen and a distal section which is axially movably positioned within the lumen. A control is provided for advancing the distal section from a first, proximally retracted position within the proximal section to a second extended position, extending distally beyond the proximal section. The distal end of at least one of the proximal and distal sections may be provided with at least one active feature, such as at least one movable jaw or rotatable agitator, to assist in the capture of vascular obstruction. The jaw may be operable in response to application of pulsatile negative pressure through the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Fred Khosravi, Joseph Rimsa
  • Publication number: 20170238950
    Abstract: A method of aspirating a vascular occlusion from a remote site is provided. The method includes the steps of advancing a first elongate tubular body through a vascular access site and into a body vessel, advancing a second tubular body distally to extend beyond the first elongate tubular body to reach the remote site, and aspirating thrombus from the site into the lumen by applying pulsatile vacuum to the first elongate tubular body. The second tubular body has a lumen and a length that is shorter than the first elongate tubular body. The pulsatile application of vacuum may cause the distal tip of the second tubular body to open and close like a jaw, which facilitates reshaping the thrombus or biting or nibbling the thrombus material into strands or pieces to facilitate proximal withdrawal under negative pressure through the lumen of the second tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Fred Khosravi, Joseph Rimsa
  • Patent number: 9615914
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is curved in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Michael H. Rosenthal, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Christopher S. Jones, Sergio Salinas, Joseph Rimsa
  • Patent number: 9446189
    Abstract: Devices and methods for tissue transfer are described where a cannula may be inserted into the breast of a subject at one of several points of entry. Insertion of the cannula into the breast may be accomplished by using a guidance system to distinguish between tissue types. Once desirably positioned, the cannula may be withdrawn from the breast while automatically (or manually) injecting the fat in multiple deposits of adipose tissue or fat such that the deposited fat remains within the tract formed by the withdrawn cannula. Multiple tracts of the deposited fat may be injected within the breast until the breast has been desirably remodeled and/or augmented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus, Christopher S. Jones, Paul James Lingane
  • Publication number: 20160220441
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is curved in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. HORNE, Sergio SALINAS, Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Christopher S. JONES, Joseph RIMSA
  • Publication number: 20160166352
    Abstract: Devices and methods for tissue transfer are described where a cannula may be inserted into the breast of a subject at one of several points of entry. Insertion of the cannula into the breast may be accomplished by using a guidance system to distinguish between tissue types. Once desirably positioned, the cannula may be withdrawn from the breast while automatically (or manually) injecting the fat in multiple deposits of adipose tissue or fat such that the deposited fat remains within the tract formed by the withdrawn cannula. Multiple tracts of the deposited fat may be injected within the breast until the breast has been desirably remodeled and/or augmented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus, Christopher S. Jones, Paul James Lingane
  • Patent number: 9308081
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is curved in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Sergio Salinas, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Michael H. Rosenthal, Christopher S. Jones, Joseph Rimsa
  • Publication number: 20150352292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are syringes having temperature modulation capabilities particularly with regard to changing the temperature of the material being ejected from or injected into the syringe and methods of use. In a specific embodiment of this invention, the syringe comprises a phase transition composition which is to be maintained in one phase within the syringe chamber and ejected in a different phase from the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Kenneth Home
  • Patent number: 9150045
    Abstract: A surgical marking pen may include a pen body, a first chamber within the pen body containing at least one powdered dye, a second chamber within the pen body and separated from the first chamber, and a tip in fluid communication with the first chamber or the second chamber. The second container contains a solvent, and the first chamber and the second chamber are selectively placeable into fluid communication with one another. The at least one powdered dye and the solvent, when mixed, form a dye solution which is disposable upon a skin or tissue surface and is able to be visualized simultaneously by a user in ambient light and with a fluorescence imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: NOVADAQ TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Joseph Rimsa
  • Patent number: 8632498
    Abstract: Devices and methods for tissue transfer are described where a cannula may be inserted into the breast of a subject at one of several points of entry. Insertion of the cannula into the breast may be accomplished by using a guidance system to distinguish between tissue types. Once desirably positioned, the cannula may be withdrawn from the breast while automatically (or manually) injecting the fat in multiple deposits of adipose tissue or fat such that the deposited fat remains within the tract formed by the withdrawn cannula. Multiple tracts of the deposited fat may be injected within the breast until the breast has been desirably remodeled and/or augmented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus, Christopher S. Jones, Paul James Lingane
  • Patent number: 8597248
    Abstract: Devices and methods for tissue transfer are described where a cannula may be inserted into the breast of a subject at one of several points of entry. Insertion of the cannula into the breast may be accomplished by using a guidance system to distinguish between tissue types. Once desirably positioned, the cannula may be withdrawn from the breast while automatically (or manually) injecting the fat in multiple deposits of adipose tissue or fat such that the deposited fat remains within the tract formed by the withdrawn cannula. Multiple tracts of the deposited fat may be injected within the breast until the breast has been desirably remodeled and/or augmented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus, Christopher S. Jones, Paul James Lingane
  • Patent number: D710003
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus
  • Patent number: D737431
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus
  • Patent number: D751692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus
  • Patent number: D795420
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus
  • Patent number: D857882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Rimsa, Brian J. Domecus