Patents by Inventor Joshua Makower

Joshua Makower 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: 20230030743
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Anton G. Clifford, Richard G. Vecchiotti
  • Patent number: 11529502
    Abstract: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Introducing devices (e.g., guide catheters, tubes, guidewires, elongate probes, other elongate members) may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g. catheters e.g. balloon catheters, guidewires, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, devices for implanting elements like stents, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for delivering diagnostic or therapeutic agents, substance delivery implants, scopes etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Julia D. Vrany, Amrish J. Walke
  • Patent number: 11511090
    Abstract: Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used for remodeling or changing the shape, size or configuration of a sinus ostium or duct or other anatomical structure in the ear, nose or throat; implanting a device, cells or tissues; removing matter from the ear, nose or throat; delivering diagnostic or therapeutic substances or performing other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Introducing devices (e.g., guide catheters, tubes, guidewires, elongate probes, other elongate members) may be used to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g. catheters e.g. balloon catheters, guidewires, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, devices for implanting elements like stents, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for delivering diagnostic or therapeutic agents, substance delivery implants, scopes etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Julia D. Vrany, John H. Morriss, Ketan P. Muni, Isaac J. Kim, Hung V. Ha, William M. Facteau, Amrish J. Walke
  • Publication number: 20220354565
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating tissue including an apparatus that applies or a method involving separating septa to eliminate or reduce the appearance of cellulite or liposuction in combination with separating septa to eliminate or reduce the appearance of cellulite. In one approach, an interventional tool is placed between tissue layers to engage and treat tissue layers between which fat deposits are contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: JONATHAN PODMORE, EARL BRIGHT, II, JOSHUA MAKOWER, ARTHUR FERDINAND, AMANDA WHITE, PABLO ACOSTA, JOHN HANLEY
  • Publication number: 20220347496
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating cellulite including an apparatus that applies or a method involving separating septa to eliminate or reduce the appearance of cellulite. In one approach, an interventional tool is placed between tissue layers to engage and treat septa connecting tissue layers between which fat deposits are contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: JONATHAN PODMORE, EARL BRIGHT, II, JOSHUA MAKOWER, ARTHUR FERDINAND, AMANDA WHITE, PABLO ACOSTA, JOHN HANLEY
  • Publication number: 20220339329
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pumping milk from a breast responsive to a controller, wherein the milk is expressed from the breast under suction and milk is expulsed from the pumping mechanism to a collection container under positive pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Brendan M. Donohoe, Michele Torosis
  • Patent number: 11471148
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In some applications, the invention may be used to used to improve patency or fluid flow through a body lumen or cavity (e.g., to limit constriction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate gland).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Teleflex Life Sciences Limited
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Lamson, Joshua Makower, Joseph Catanese, III, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson
  • Patent number: 11400189
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pumping milk from a breast responsive to a controller, wherein the milk is expressed from the breast under suction and milk is expulsed from the pumping mechanism to a collection container under positive pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Willow Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y Chang, Joshua Makower, Brendan M Donohoe, Michele Torosis
  • Patent number: 11389298
    Abstract: A system and method for sharing and absorbing energy between body parts. In one particular aspect, the system facilitates absorbing energy between members forming a joint such as between articulating bones. In one embodiment, there is provided a system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint, the members collectively defining a path of motion and having a cartilage having an energy absorption component configured therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Moximed, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Anton G. Clifford, Richard G. Vecchiotti
  • Publication number: 20220202555
    Abstract: Methods and devices for relieving stenoses in, or otherwise improving blood flow through, body lumens. Although applicable in a variety of different body lumens, the methods and devices of this invention are specifically useable for relieving stenoses in, or otherwise improving blood flow through, veins which drain blood from the brain for treatment of multiple sclerosis or other neurodegenerative disorders that are caused, triggered or exacerbated by venous occlusion or venous insufficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Earl A. Bright, II, Theodore M. Bender, Joseph Catanese III, John Y. Chang, Thomas King, Clinton Slone, Theodore C. Lamson, Aziz Imraan
  • Publication number: 20220183714
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating cellulite including an apparatus that applies or a method involving separating septa to eliminate or reduce the appearance of cellulite. In one approach, an interventional tool is placed between tissue layers to engage and treat septa connecting tissue layers between which fat deposits are contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Podmore, Earl Bright, II, Joshua Makower, Bryan Hartley, John Hanley, Pablo Acosta, Theodore Ketai, William Sauway Law, Michael Schaller, Arthur Ferdinand, Charles Okehie, Christopher Scott Jones, Amanda White
  • Patent number: 11304793
    Abstract: Methods and devices for relieving stenoses in, or otherwise improving blood flow through, body lumens. Although applicable in a variety of different body lumens, the methods and devices of this invention are specifically useable for relieving stenoses in, or otherwise improving blood flow through, veins which drain blood from the brain for treatment of multiple sclerosis or other neurodegenerative disorders that are caused, triggered or exacerbated by venous occlusion or venous insufficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ExploraMed Development, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Earl A. Bright, II, Theodore M. Bender, Joseph Catanese, III, John Y. Chang, Thomas King, Clinton Slone, Theodore C. Lamson, Aziz Imraan
  • Publication number: 20210393861
    Abstract: Systems and methods with variable and customized functionality for pumping milk from a breast and calculating or determining volumes pumped, wherein the milk is expressed from the breast under suction and milk is expulsed from the pumping mechanism to a collection container under positive pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Calmer Mathew, Erica Keenan, Brian Mason, John Chang, Paul Dietrich, Rory Nordeen, Joel Jensen, Joshua Makower, Edison Yee
  • Publication number: 20210378659
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In some applications, the invention may be used to used to improve patency or fluid flow through a body lumen or cavity (e.g., to limit constriction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate gland).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Lamson, Joshua Makower, Joseph Catanese, III, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson
  • Patent number: 11185619
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pumping milk from a breast responsive to a controller, wherein the milk is expressed from the breast under suction and milk is expulsed from the pumping mechanism to a collection container under positive pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Willow Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Brendan M. Donohoe, Michele Torosis
  • Publication number: 20210338144
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing milk volume changes within a breast are described. Also described are systems and methods for assessing volume changes in the stomach of an infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Theodore M. Bender, Brendan M. Donohoe
  • Publication number: 20210315448
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, including methods and apparatus for dilating ostia, passageways and other anatomical structures, endoscopic methods and apparatus for endoscopic visualization of structures within the ear, nose, throat or paranasal sinuses, navigation devices for use in conjunction with image guidance or navigation system and hand held devices having pistol type grips and other handpieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Ketan P. Muni, John H. Morriss, Hung V. Ha, Isaac J. Kim, Julia D. Vrany
  • Patent number: 11116888
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating cellulite including an apparatus that applies or a method involving disrupting, stretching, re-orienting or tearing septa to eliminate or reduce the appearance of cellulite. In one approach, an expandable member is placed between tissue layers to stretch or tear septa connecting tissue layers between which fat deposits are contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Revelle Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Earl Bright, II, Jonathan Podmore, Joshua Makower, John Hanley, Pablo Acosta, Theodore Ketai, William Sauway Law, Bryan Hartley
  • Patent number: 11116392
    Abstract: Devices and methods for locating sinus ostia and positioning a guide wire within the sinus ostia. The subject devices include a shaft having a distal end, a proximal end, a curved region located between the distal and proximal ends, and an interior channel, an extensible and retractable guide wire movably mounted within the interior channel and a probe tip joined to the guide wire. Certain devices further include expandable portions for engaging and treating body anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Joshua Makower, Carlos F. Fernandez, Eric Goldfarb, Thomas R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11090036
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for compressing, cutting, incising, reconfiguring, remodeling, attaching, repositioning, supporting, dislocating or altering the composition of tissues or anatomical structures to alter their positional or force relationship to other tissues or anatomical structures. In some applications, the invention may be used to used to improve patency or fluid flow through a body lumen or cavity (e.g., to limit constriction of the urethra by an enlarged prostate gland).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Lamson, Joshua Makower, Joseph Catanese, III, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson