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: 20200367961
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating acne including an apparatus that applies or a method involving applying targeted energy to disrupt or destroy sebocyte progenitor cells within a target sebaceous gland. In one approach, specific sebocyte receptors are targeted to facilitate disrupting and/or destroying targeted sebocytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Podmore, Joshua Makower, Earl Bright II, Bryan Hartley, John Hanley
  • Publication number: 20200345907
    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. In one approach, the breast pump assembly includes a breast adapter and a receptacle configured to cup the breast adapter, and the breast adapter is removable from the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: JOSHUA MAKOWER, John Y. Chang, Brendan M. Donohoe, Sharon Lam Wang, Michele Torosis, Earl Bright, II
  • Patent number: 10813547
    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: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    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: 10736746
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Anton G. Clifford, Richard G. Vecchiotti
  • Patent number: 10722624
    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. In one approach, the breast pump assembly includes a breast adapter and a receptacle configured to cup the breast adapter, and the breast adapter is removable from the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Brendan M. Donohoe, Sharon Lam Wang, Michele Torosis, Earl Bright, II
  • Patent number: 10716709
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for clearing effusion from an ear. The method may include applying liquid to an ear canal, which is proximal to a perforated tympanic membrane, which is proximal to a middle ear containing effusion, applying an ear device to seal and pressurize the liquid inside the ear canal, the ear device regulating the amount of pressure inside the ear canal, and inducing a Eustachian tube, which is distal to the middle ear, to open, which causes the fluid to displace the effusion into the Eustachian tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Greg Liu, Rohit Girotra, Tom Thanh Vo, Richard R. Newhauser, Jr., Thomas R. Jenkins, Joshua Makower
  • Patent number: 10702371
    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: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Clinton N. Slone, Alan C. Regala, Michael E. Landry, Anton G. Clifford, William G. Tammen
  • Patent number: 10702295
    Abstract: A device for dilating an ostium of a paranasal sinus of a human or animal subject may include: a handle; an elongate shaft having a proximal end coupled with the handle and extending to a distal end; a guidewire disposed through at least a portion of the shaft lumen; a dilator having a non-expanded configuration and an expanded configuration; and a slide member coupled with at least one of the guidewire or the dilator through the longitudinal opening of the shaft for advancing the guidewire and/or the dilator relative to the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Jenkins, Eric Goldfarb, Tom Thanh Vo, Joshua Makower, Robert N. Wood, Ronda M. Heiser, Christopher Larsen, Daniel T. Harfe
  • Patent number: 10695080
    Abstract: Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies, endoscopic studies and transillumination studies. Access and occluder devices may be used to establish fluid tight seals in the anterior or posterior nasal cavities/nasopharynx and to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g., scopes, guidewires, catheters, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for injecting diagnostic or therapeutic agents, devices for implanting devices such as stents, substance eluting devices, substance delivery implants, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower
  • Patent number: 10688229
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, Brendan M Donohoe, Sharon Lam Wang, Michele Torosis, Earl Bright, II
  • Publication number: 20200187931
    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: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: 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: 20200164188
    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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Julia D. Vrany, Amrish J. Walke
  • Publication number: 20200164187
    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 W 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: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10660995
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, Brendan M Donohoe, Michael Landry, Michele Torosis
  • Publication number: 20200155738
    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: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y. Chang, Michele Torosis, Michael Landry, Earl Bright, II, Alan W. Cannon
  • Patent number: 10639161
    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 an exemplary embodiment, a coil spring or elastic member is positioned around a piston, and together act to transfer load around a joint during a portion of its range of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Anton G. Clifford, Richard G. Vecchiotti
  • Patent number: 10625005
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: John Chang, Joshua Makower, Brian Mason, Fred Co, Mathew Calmer, Arash Sabet
  • Publication number: 20200113703
    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 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: MOXIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, Anton G. Clifford, Richard G. Vecchiotti
  • Publication number: 20200114132
    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: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: 10602966
    Abstract: A method for detecting characteristics of a Eustachian tube of a patient includes communicating pressurized air into an oro-nasal cavity of the patient. The method further includes directing an energy signal into the oro-nasal cavity. The method further includes detecting transmission of the energy signal from the oro-nasal cavity through the Eustachian tube with a sensor. The method further includes determining at least one characteristic of the Eustachian tube based on whether the energy signal is detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Makower