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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 9228027
    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: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Allergan Holdings France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas
  • Publication number: 20150374998
    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: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Kellie S. FLETCHER, Benjamin David PLESS, Anthony V. CAPARSO, Kenneth N. HORNE
  • Publication number: 20150366551
    Abstract: Patient-supported ophthalmic platforms for use in ophthalmic procedures are described. The platform is supported at least in part upon a patient's face where the platform is configured to cover at least one or both eyes and further includes a conformable portion which rests upon a remainder of the patient's face. The platform may also integrate rests for the hands of the surgeon and may optionally integrate an instrument rest for allowing ready access of one or more surgical instruments to the surgeon. One or more corresponding eyelid speculums may also be integrated with the surgical platform eliminating the need for a separate speculum. An irrigation fluid trough may also be integrated with the surgical platform for collecting and diverting an irrigating fluid and the platform may optionally be used in combination with an oxygen delivery mask or nasal cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Mark BLUMENKRANZ, Kenneth N. HORNE, Kinman HONG, Naveen JAYAKUMAR
  • Publication number: 20150327972
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to soft tissue augmentation threads, methods of making such threads and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., facial contouring, soft tissue augmentation products), surgery (e.g., sutures), drug delivery, negative pressure wound therapy, moist wound dressing, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Naveen Jayakumar
  • Publication number: 20150209523
    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: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Brian Domecus
  • Publication number: 20150209265
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to spherical forms comprising cross-linked hyaluronic acid, methods of making such spherical forms and using thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., facial contouring, soft tissue augmentation products) and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth N. Horne
  • Patent number: 8911426
    Abstract: An implantable drug delivery device that uses multiple reservoir elements to contain and release doses of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The device includes a first shell element, which has a first enclosed cavity volume and forms a low-permeability barrier. The first shell element is configured to absorb light irradiation from a laser source, the laser irradiation causing a breach in the first shell element. A first active pharmaceutical ingredient is contained in the first enclosed cavity volume and is released when the first shell element is breached. The device also includes a second shell element, which has a second enclosed cavity volume and also forms a low-permeability barrier. A second active pharmaceutical ingredient is contained in the second enclosed cavity volume. The device also includes an envelope element containing the first and second shell elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Robert Coppeta, Kenneth N. Horne, John T. Santini, Jr., John A. Scholl, Gregory J. R. Spooner, Cynthia L. Stevenson, Naveed Shams, Andrew Poutiatine
  • Publication number: 20140135712
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for visualizing the opening of a drug reservoir of an implantable medical device. The disclosure provides methods for observing the release or exposure of contents from a drug reservoir of a medical device placed within the vitreous of an eye of a subject. The methods include implanting a drug delivery device within an anatomy of a subject. The device includes a plurality of reservoirs, each loaded with a therapeutic agent and a marker, and a plurality of barrier layers for separating the contents of the reservoirs from the anatomy. The method further includes irradiating at least one of the barrier layers such that at least one of the reservoirs is breached, thereby triggering release of the therapeutic agent and the marker from the device. By visually detecting release of the marker into the anatomy, release of the therapeutic agent into the anatomy is verified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Gregory J.R. Spooner, John A. Scholl, John T. Santini, JR.
  • Patent number: 8657804
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for visualizing the opening of a drug reservoir of an implantable medical device. In particular, the present disclosure provides methods for observing the release or exposure of contents from a drug reservoir of a medical device placed within the vitreous of an eye of a subject. The methods include implanting a drug delivery device within an anatomy of a subject. The drug device includes a plurality of reservoirs, each loaded with a therapeutic agent and a marker. Furthermore, the drug delivery device comprises a plurality of barrier layers for separating the contents of one of the plurality of reservoirs from the anatomy. The method further includes irradiating at least one of the plurality of barrier layers such that at least one of the plurality of reservoirs is breached, thereby triggering release of the therapeutic agent and the marker from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Gregory J. R. Spooner, John A. Scholl, John T. Santini, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8652123
    Abstract: Cellulite is treated by severing septae, which interconnects the skin with the underlying muscle. The septae may be severed in connection with a liposuction procedure or independent of a liposuction procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Kenneth N. Horne, Drew A. Hoffmann, Gordon Saul
  • Publication number: 20130303480
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to soft tissue augmentation threads, methods of making such threads and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., facial contouring, soft tissue augmentation products), surgery (e.g., sutures), drug delivery, negative pressure wound therapy, moist wound dressing, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas, Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Naveen Jayakumar
  • Publication number: 20130274222
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to cross-linked hyaluronic acid compositions, threads made from such compositions, methods of making such threads and uses thereof, for example, in aesthetic applications (e.g., facial contouring, soft tissue augmentation products), surgery (e.g., sutures), drug delivery, negative pressure wound therapy, moist wound dressing, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Vivek Shenoy, Naveen Jayakumar, Geoffrey C. Gurtner
  • Publication number: 20130142731
    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: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Jayakumar Rajadas, Kenneth N. Horne, Hiram Chee
  • Publication number: 20130116782
    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: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Tau Tona 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: 20120226214
    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: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    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: 20120101575
    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: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: 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: 20120035528
    Abstract: An implantable drug delivery device that uses multiple reservoir elements to contain and release doses of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The device includes a first shell element, which has a first enclosed cavity volume and forms a low-permeability barrier. The first shell element is configured to absorb light irradiation from a laser source, the laser irradiation causing a breach in the first shell element. A first active pharmaceutical ingredient is contained in the first enclosed cavity volume and is released when the first shell element is breached. The device also includes a second shell element, which has a second enclosed cavity volume and also forms a low-permeability barrier. A second active pharmaceutical ingredient is contained in the second enclosed cavity volume. The device also includes an envelope element containing the first and second shell elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicants: MicroCHIPS, Inc., On Demand Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Coppeta, Kenneth N. Horne, John T. Santini, JR., John A. Scholl, Gregory J.R. Spooner, Cynthia L. Stevenson, Naveed Shams, Andrew Poutiatine
  • Publication number: 20110263724
    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: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Kenneth N. Horne, Jayakumar Rajadas
  • Publication number: 20110098640
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for visualizing the opening of a drug reservoir of an implantable medical device. In particular, the present disclosure provides methods for observing the release or exposure of contents from a drug reservoir of a medical device placed within the vitreous of an eye of a subject. The methods include implanting a drug delivery device within an anatomy of a subject. The drug device includes a plurality of reservoirs, each loaded with a therapeutic agent and a marker. Furthermore, the drug delivery device comprises a plurality of barrier layers for separating the contents of one of the plurality of reservoirs from the anatomy. The method further includes irradiating at least one of the plurality of barrier layers such that at least one of the plurality of reservoirs is breached, thereby triggering release of the therapeutic agent and the marker from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth N. HORNE, Gregory J.R. Spooner, John A. Scholl, John T. Santini, JR.