Patents by Inventor Kenneth N. Horne

Kenneth N. Horne 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: 10661022
    Abstract: A substance delivery device that includes a hypodermic needle with a tube for receiving and containing a volume of a substance. The substance delivery device includes a rod, a portion of which is of a size and shape to fit within the tube of the hypodermic needle. The rod can be displaced into and within the tube to contact and apply a force to a volume of substance contained within the tube to cause, at least in part, the volume of substance to be discharged out of the tube. The substance delivery device includes a rod displacement mechanism that applies a force to the rod to cause the rod to be displaced into and within the tube. The substance delivery device also includes a needle retraction mechanism that is configured to apply a force to the hypodermic needle to cause the hypodermic needle to retract from within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Brian Domecus
  • Patent number: 10603161
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is cured in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Michael H. Rosenthal, Geoffrey C. Gurtner
  • Publication number: 20200029959
    Abstract: Provided herewith is a needle for delivering dermal filler thread to a wrinkle in a patient. The needle can also be used to deliver the thread to a patient for the purposes of facial contouring. The needle comprises a coupler for attaching the thread to the needle and also a trocar to ease delivery through the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Luke Clauson, Matthew Newell, Kenneth N. Horne, Darin Gittings
  • Publication number: 20200009038
    Abstract: The present invention provides threads of hyaluronic acid, and/or derivatives thereof, methods of making thereof and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., dermal fillers), surgery (sutures), drug delivery, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Kenneth N. HORNE, Jayakumar RAJADAS
  • Patent number: 10463595
    Abstract: The present invention provides threads of hyaluronic acid, and/or derivatives thereof, methods of making thereof and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., dermal fillers), surgery (sutures), drug delivery, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ALLERGAN HOLDINGS FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas
  • Patent number: 10363029
    Abstract: Provided herewith is a needle for delivering dermal filler thread to a wrinkle in a patient. The needle can also be used to deliver the thread to a patient for the purposes of facial contouring. The needle comprises a coupler for attaching the thread to the needle and also a trocar to ease delivery through the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan Holdings France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Luke Clauson, Matthew Newell, Kenneth N. Horne, Darin Gittings
  • Publication number: 20190015255
    Abstract: The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein assist with the healing process of tissue that was previously or simultaneously treated for a therapeutic or cosmetic effect. The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein can also provide temporary simulated results of a cosmetic procedure to allow for visual assessment to select the type of procedure or for treatment planning in advance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Michael T. LONGAKER, Reinhold H. DAUSKARDT, Paul YOCK, John A. ZEPEDA, Kenneth N. HORNE, Bankim H. MEHTA, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Joseph RIMSA, Sergio SALINAS, Melanie HARRIS, Greg SPOONER, Kin CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180344610
    Abstract: The present invention provides threads of hyaluronic acid, and/or derivatives thereof, methods of making thereof and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., dermal fillers), surgery (sutures), drug delivery, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas
  • Publication number: 20180228982
    Abstract: A substance delivery device that includes a hypodermic needle with a tube for receiving and containing a volume of a substance. The substance delivery device includes a rod, a portion of which is of a size and shape to fit within the tube of the hypodermic needle. The rod can be displaced into and within the tube to contact and apply a force to a volume of substance contained within the tube to cause, at least in part, the volume of substance to be discharged out of the tube. The substance delivery device includes a rod displacement mechanism that applies a force to the rod to cause the rod to be displaced into and within the tube. The substance delivery device also includes a needle retraction mechanism that is configured to apply a force to the hypodermic needle to cause the hypodermic needle to retract from within a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Brian Domecus
  • Patent number: 9968745
    Abstract: A substance delivery device that includes a hypodermic needle with a tube for receiving and containing a volume of a substance. The substance delivery device includes a rod, a portion of which is of a size and shape to fit within the tube of the hypodermic needle. The rod can be displaced into and within the tube to contact and apply a force to a volume of substance contained within the tube to cause, at least in part, the volume of substance to be discharged out of the tube. The substance delivery device includes a rod displacement mechanism that applies a force to the rod to cause the rod to be displaced into and within the tube. The substance delivery device also includes a needle retraction mechanism that is configured to apply a force to the hypodermic needle to cause the hypodermic needle to retract from within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Allergan Holdings France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Brian Domecus
  • Patent number: 9861570
    Abstract: The present invention provides threads of hyaluronic acid, and/or derivatives thereof, methods of making thereof and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., dermal fillers), surgery (sutures), drug delivery, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Allergan Holdings France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas
  • Publication number: 20170165049
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is cured in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. HORNE, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Geoffrey C. GURTNER
  • Patent number: 9615914
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is curved in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Michael H. Rosenthal, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Christopher S. Jones, Sergio Salinas, Joseph Rimsa
  • Publication number: 20170000944
    Abstract: Provided herewith is a needle for delivering dermal filler thread to a wrinkle in a patient. The needle can also be used to deliver the thread to a patient for the purposes of facial contouring. The needle comprises a coupler for attaching the thread to the needle and also a trocar to ease delivery through the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Luke Clauson, Matthew Newell, Kenneth N. Horne, Darin Gittings
  • Publication number: 20160220441
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is curved in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. HORNE, Sergio SALINAS, Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Christopher S. JONES, Joseph RIMSA
  • Publication number: 20160213813
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to threads of hyaluronic acid, methods of making such threads and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., facial contouring, dermal fillers), surgery (e.g., sutures), drug delivery, negative pressure wound therapy, moist wound dressing, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Jayakumar Rajadas, Kenneth N. Horne, Hiram Chee
  • Patent number: 9320908
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivering therapy from an implanted neurostimulator to a patient are provided. One feature is an external controller that acts as a gateway for therapy. The external controller can be a handheld controller that communicates wirelessly with the implanted neurostimulator. In some embodiments, the controller communicates with a database to determine a therapy approval status of the neurostimulator. Therapy can be approved by a physician prescription, or by prepayment, for example. In some embodiments, the neurostimulator is deactivated when no approved therapies remain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Autonomic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kellie S. Fletcher, Benjamin David Pless, Anthony Caparso, Kenneth N. Horne
  • Patent number: 9308081
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for nipple and breast formation are described where devices precondition or expand a target nipple tissue to reduce the pressure exerted by the skin on an eventual implant. Generally, the apparatus comprises a mold having a contact surface which is curved in conformance with a breast upon which the mold is positionable, the contact surface having an adhesive for securement upon the breast, and the mold defining a cavity along the contact surface which conforms to a size of a nipple to be formed upon the breast and where the cavity further comprises the adhesive for securement to the nipple. A breast enlargement device comprises a cup larger than the target breast and further defines an inner surface which adheres to the breast when contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: TauTona Group Research and Development Company, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Sergio Salinas, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Michael H. Rosenthal, Christopher S. Jones, Joseph Rimsa
  • Publication number: 20160074307
    Abstract: The present invention provides threads of hyaluronic acid, and/or derivatives thereof, methods of making thereof and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., dermal fillers), surgery (sutures), drug delivery, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas
  • Publication number: 20160007990
    Abstract: Provided herewith is a needle for delivering dermal filler thread to a wrinkle in a patient. The needle can also be used to deliver the thread to a patient for the purposes of facial contouring. The needle comprises a coupler for attaching the thread to the needle and a blunt distal end to ease delivery through the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Nowell Solish, Kenneth N. Horne, Tony Gipson