Patents by Inventor Kenneth Mejia

Kenneth Mejia 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: 9763759
    Abstract: A saliva collector comprises a reservoir, a bubble barrier, and a membrane, where the bubble barrier and membrane are arranged in tandem on a flow path from an inlet to an outlet on the reservoir. Air aspirated from a patient's oral cavity enters the reservoir through the inlet, passes through the bubble barrier to remove foam and bubbles, passes through the membrane to remove entrained liquid saliva, and passes out through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apnicure, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Vitale, Kenneth Mejia, Michael C. Holzbaur, John Edwards Crowe, Jonathan L. Podmore
  • Patent number: 9483792
    Abstract: An oral appliance is sized by obtaining a scaled image of a patient's dental arch. Dimensions of the arch are marked on a screen image, and the processor chooses an oral appliance having a best fit for a particular patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Apnicure, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Podmore, Kenneth Mejia
  • Publication number: 20160262859
    Abstract: A saliva collector comprises a reservoir, a bubble barrier, and a membrane, where the bubble barrier and membrane are arranged in tandem on a flow path from an inlet to an outlet on the reservoir. Air aspirated from a patient's oral cavity enters the reservoir through the inlet, passes through the bubble barrier to remove foam and bubbles, passes through the membrane to remove entrained liquid saliva, and passes out through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Vitale, Kenneth Mejia, Michael C. Holzbaur, John Edwards Crowe, Jonathan L. Podmore
  • Patent number: 9375541
    Abstract: A saliva collector comprises a reservoir, a bubble barrier, and a membrane, where the bubble barrier and membrane are arranged in tandem on a flow path from an inlet to an outlet on the reservoir. Air aspirated from a patient's oral cavity enters the reservoir through the inlet, passes through the bubble barrier to remove foam and bubbles, passes through the membrane to remove entrained liquid saliva, and passes out through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Apnicure, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Vitale, Kenneth Mejia, Michael R. Holzbaur, John Edwards Crowe, Jonathan L. Podmore
  • Patent number: 9101498
    Abstract: A system for sizing an oral appliance includes a right overlay, a left overlay, and a wax bite plate. A dental arch impression of a patient is taken on the wax bite plate, and indicia on the right and left overlays are aligned with the dental arch impression to provide information on both the arcuate shape and width of an oral appliance which can best fit the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: APNICURE, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Podmore, Kenneth Mejia, Gad Amit, Jacqui Belleau
  • Publication number: 20140088437
    Abstract: An oral appliance is sized by obtaining a scaled image of a patient's dental arch. Dimensions of the arch are marked on a screen image, and the processor chooses an oral appliance having a best fit for a particular patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ApniCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Podmore, Kenneth Mejia
  • Publication number: 20140053850
    Abstract: Systems for sizing oral appliances comprise both a width measuring template or tool for determining the distance between opposed molars and an arch sizing tool for determining the size and shape of the patient's dental arch. Based on this information, individual appliances can be selected from an inventory of such appliances, where the selected appliance would best fit the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ApniCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Podmore, Kenneth Mejia, Shannon Clark
  • Publication number: 20140014112
    Abstract: A saliva collector comprises a reservoir, a bubble barrier, and a membrane, where the bubble barrier and membrane are arranged in tandem on a flow path from an inlet to an outlet on the reservoir. Air aspirated from a patient's oral cavity enters the reservoir through the inlet, passes through the bubble barrier to remove foam and bubbles, passes through the membrane to remove entrained liquid saliva, and passes out through the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Apnicure, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Vitale, Kenneth Mejia, Michael R. Holzbaur, John Edwards Crowe, Jonathan L. Podmore
  • Publication number: 20130306080
    Abstract: A system for sizing an oral appliance comprises a right overlay, a left overlay, and a wax bite plate. A dental arch impression of a patient is taken on the wax bite plate, and indicia on the right and left overlays are aligned with the dental arch impression to provide information on both the arcuate shape and width of an oral appliance which can best fit the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Apnicure, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Podmore, Kenneth Mejia, Gad Amit, Jacqui Belleau
  • Patent number: 8402973
    Abstract: Systems for sizing oral applications include both a width measuring template or tool for determining the distance between opposed molars and an arch sizing tool for determining the size and shape of the patient's dental arch. Based on this information, individual appliances can be selected from an inventory of such appliances, where the selected appliance would best fit the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Apnicure, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Podmore, Kenneth Mejia, Shannon Clark
  • Publication number: 20120037166
    Abstract: Systems for sizing oral appliances comprise both a width measuring template or tool for determining the distance between opposed molars and an arch sizing tool for determining the size and shape of the patient's dental arch. Based on this information, individual appliances can be selected from an inventory of such appliances, where the selected appliance would best fit the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: ApniCure, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan L. Podmore, Kenneth Mejia, Shannon Clark