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: 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
  • Patent number: 11089991
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Willow Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, Theodore M Bender, Brendan M Donohoe
  • Patent number: 11065061
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for performing image guided interventional and surgical procedures, including various procedures to treat sinusitis and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, ears, nose or throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Makower
  • Publication number: 20210161551
    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: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Earl Bright II, Jonathan Podmore, Joshua Makower, John Hanley, Pablo Acosta, Theodore Ketai, William Sauway Law, Bryan Hartley
  • Patent number: 11019989
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Ketan P. Muni, John H. Morriss, Hung V. Ha, Isaac J. Kim, Julia D. Vrany
  • Patent number: 11020136
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Joshua Makower, Mei Pader, Julia D. Vrany, Eric Goldfarb, Randy S. Chan
  • Patent number: 11013527
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NC8, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Podmore, Earl Bright, II, Joshua Makower, John Hanley, Pablo Acosta, Theodore Ketai, William Sauway Law, Michael Schaller, Bryan Hartley
  • Publication number: 20210138127
    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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Jonathan Podmore, Earl Bright II, John Hanley, Pablo Acosta, Theodore Ketai, William Sauway Law, Bryan Hartley
  • Publication number: 20210137551
    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: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Jonathan Podmore, Earl Bright II, John Hanley, Pablo Acosta, Theodore Ketai, William Sauway Law, Michael Schaller, Bryan Hartley
  • Patent number: 10945719
    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: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    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: 20210060220
    Abstract: Systems and methods with variable and customized functionality 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: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: John Chang, Mathew Calmer, Shannon Kozinn, Joshua Makower, Julie Vrany Phillips, Michael Howells, Roopesh Varier, John Gilik, Bethany Petersen, Nisha Agarwal
  • Publication number: 20210022876
    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 13, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Anton G. Clifford, Richard G. Vecchiotti
  • Publication number: 20210015352
    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: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Ketan P. Muni, John H. Morriss, Hung V. Ha, Isaac J. Kim, Julia D. Vrany