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).

  • Patent number: 10398816
    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 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y Chang, Joshua Makower, Brendan M Donohoe, Michele Torosis
  • Patent number: 10383736
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to base components that are usable with implantable mechanical energy absorbing systems. According to one embodiment, the base component includes a low-profile body having a elongate, straight portion at a first end and a curved body portion at a second end. The second end is elevated as compared to the first end. An inner surface of the low-profile body has a raised portion extending along the elongate, straight portion of the low-profile body. The base component also includes a plurality of openings positioned along the low-profile body for alignment and purposes of affixation to body anatomy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Joshua Makower, Michael E. Landry, Clinton N. Slone
  • Patent number: 10376416
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube are provided. One device may include a lumen with a valve. A portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent muscle. Another portion of the valve may be tethered to adjacent cartilage. When the muscle contracts the valve may open through movement of the tethers, and provide a gas pathway between the nasopharynx and the Eustachian tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, John H. Morriss, Earl A. Bright, II, Eric Goldfarb, Julia D. Vrany, Ketan P. Muni, William E. Bolger, Joseph Roberson
  • Publication number: 20190201017
    Abstract: Deflectable guide catheters and methods, including methods for using deflectable guide catheters to perform transnasal procedures within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium. Some deflectable guide catheters of the present invention comprise a substantially rigid tube, a helical spring attached to and extending from the distal end of the substantially rigid tube, a tubular plastic inner jacket, an outer plastic jacket substantially covering at least the helical spring member. The spring member is deflectable to cause the distal portion of the guide catheter to deflect to a curved configuration. In embodiments for transnasal use the deflectable guide catheter may have a length of less than 25 cm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Joshua Makower, Mei Pader, Julia D. Vrany, Eric Goldfarb, Randy S. Chan
  • Patent number: 10327816
    Abstract: A system for manipulating energy transferred by members defining a joint. The system includes a first attachment structure configured to be attached to a first member of the joint and a second attachment structure configured to be attached to a second member of the joint. There is also an adjustable energy absorbing device attached to the first attachment structure and second attachment structure, wherein adjusting the energy absorbing device changes the load manipulating characteristics of the energy absorbing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Clinton N. Slone, Alan C. Regala, Michael E. Landry, Anton G. Clifford
  • Publication number: 20190167410
    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: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Earl A. Bright, II, Theodore M. Bender, Joseph Cantanese, III, John Y. Chang, Thomas King, Clinton Slone, Theodore C. Lamson, Aziz Imraan
  • Publication number: 20190167089
    Abstract: Devices and methods for locating sinus ostia and positioning a guide wire within the sinus ostia. The subject devices comprise 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: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Joshua Makower, Carlos F. Fernandez, Eric Goldfarb, Thomas R. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10299780
    Abstract: Integrated systems and associated method for manipulating tissues and anatomical or other structures in medical applications for the purpose of treating diseases or disorders or other purposes. In one aspect, the system includes a delivery device configured to deploy and implant anchoring devices for such purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Catanese, III, Theodore C. Lamson, Joshua Makower, Amik Nagpurkar, Daniel Merrick, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Richard G. Vecchiotti, Scott H. West, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson
  • Patent number: 10271719
    Abstract: Devices and methods for locating sinus ostia and positioning a guide wire within the sinus ostia. The subject devices comprise 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: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Joshua Makower, Carlos F. Fernandez, Eric Goldfarb, Thomas R. Jenkins
  • Publication number: 20190117211
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues, organs, anatomical structures, grafts or other structures within the body of human or animal subjects for the purpose of treating a diseases or disorders and/or for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes and/or for research and development purposes or other purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Catanese, Theodore C. Lamson, Joshua Makower, Amik Nagpurkar, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson
  • Patent number: 10258776
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating target tissues within the ears are disclosed. Systems include a device including a cutting edge configured to form an incision in a tympanic membrane, a pressure equalization tube positionable within an interior space of the device in a compressed configuration and configured to expand into an expanded configuration when released from the interior space, and an elongate positioning element configured to release the pressure equalization tube from the interior space such that the pressure equalization tube is deployed in the incision formed in the tympanic membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton G. Clifford, Greg Liu, John H. Morriss, Joshua Makower, William M. Facteau, Eric Goldfarb, John Y. Chang
  • Publication number: 20190054220
    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: October 22, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Brendan M. Donohoe, Michele Torosis
  • Patent number: 10188413
    Abstract: Deflectable guide catheters and methods, including methods for using defectable guide catheters to perform transnasal procedures within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium. Some deflectable guide catheters of the present invention comprise a substantially rigid tube, a helical spring attached to and extending from the distal end of the substantially rigid tube, a tubular plastic inner jacket, an outer plastic jacket substantially covering at least the helical spring member. The spring member is deflectable to cause the distal portion of the guide catheter to deflect to a curved configuration. In embodiments for transnasal use the deflectable guide catheter may have a length of less than 25 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Joshua Makower, Mei Pader, Julia D. Vrany, Eric Goldfarb, Randy S. Chan
  • Publication number: 20180353169
    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 21, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Lamson, Joshua Makower, Joseph Catanese, III, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson
  • Patent number: 10143461
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for retracting, lifting, compressing, supporting or repositioning tissues, organs, anatomical structures, grafts or other structures within the body of human or animal subjects for the purpose of treating a diseases or disorders and/or for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes and/or for research and development purposes or other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Catanese, Theodore C. Lamson, Joshua Makower, Amik Nagpurkar, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Jacqueline Nerney Welch, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson
  • Publication number: 20180333523
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pumping milk from a breast, 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 31, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: John Chang, Joshua Makower, Brian Mason, Fred Co, Mathew Calmer, Arash Sabet
  • Publication number: 20180304059
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating target tissues within the ears are disclosed. Systems include a device including a cutting edge configured to form an incision in a tympanic membrane, a pressure equalization tube positionable within an interior space of the device in a compressed configuration and configured to expand into an expanded configuration when released from the interior space, and an elongate positioning element configured to release the pressure equalization tube from the interior space such that the pressure equalization tube is deployed in the incision formed in the tympanic membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton G. CLIFFORD, Greg LIU, John H. MORRISS, Joshua MAKOWER, William M. FACTEAU, Eric GOLDFARB, John Y. CHANG
  • Patent number: 10105132
    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: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NeoTract, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Charles Lamson, Joshua Makower, Joseph Catanese, III, Jacqueline Nemey Welch, Amrish Jayprakash Walke, Claude Vidal, Russell J. Redmond, Michael Collinson
  • Publication number: 20180296236
    Abstract: A medical device for the treatment of a sinus opening includes a handle, a grooming sheath, a rail, a guide wire, a balloon catheter and a balloon catheter movement mechanism. The handle has a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis along the length of the handle. The grooming sheath has a distal end and a proximal end with the proximal end of the grooming sheath being attached to the distal end of the handle. The rail has a distal end and a proximal end and disposed partially within the grooming sheath to define an annular lumen is between the rail and the grooming sheath. The guide wire operatively extends from the distal end of the rail and the balloon catheter is disposed at least partially in the handle and annular lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Eric A. Goldfarb, Mina W.B Chow, John W. White, John Y. Chang, Mei Y. Pader, Jessica M. Liberatore, Radit Tantisira, Serena Swei Loh, Joshua Makower, Hung Vo, Isidro M. Gandionco, Michael J. Gottesman
  • Patent number: D832995
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Mason, John Chang, Joshua Makower