Patents by Inventor Kenneth S Solovay

Kenneth S Solovay 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: 9055995
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for treating obesity. An artificial obstruction is introduced into the patient's gastrointestinal tract, and a tube is positioned that passes through a patient's abdominal wall into the upper digestive system of the patient. The patient is allowed to carry out his/her everyday affairs including ingesting food. After the patient has ingested food, the food is extracted by pumping it out of the upper digestive system through the tube. The present invention is less invasive than current surgical procedures for reducing weight and allows patients to live a normal and active lifestyle without experiencing adverse side effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Aspire Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein, Stephen B. Solomon, Moshe Shike
  • Publication number: 20140323955
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: DEAN KAMEN, KEVIN L. GRANT, ERIC M. SOEDERBERG, DAVID E. ALTOBELLI, DAVID M. FLYNN, KENNETH S. SOLOVAY, SAMUEL KLEIN
  • Patent number: 8808221
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Aspire Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David M. Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Patent number: 8632513
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Aspire Bariatrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Publication number: 20130289474
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David M. Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Patent number: 8414561
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Aspire Bariatrics, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David M. Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Patent number: 8062285
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Aspire Bariatrics, LLC
    Inventors: Tim Langloss, Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David M. Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Patent number: 8002758
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Aspire Bariatrics, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Publication number: 20110190719
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: ASPIRE BARIATRICS, LLC
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Publication number: 20110082442
    Abstract: The length of a reinforced tube that is made of a fluid-tight tube with an external helical support structure and an elastomeric material disposed at least in the trough between successive turns of the helical support can be adjusted by peeling a strip of the elastomeric material away from the trough. This renders a portion of the helical support structure usable as an external thread, after which an internally threaded structure can be screwed down onto the helical support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein, Stephen B. Solomon, Moshe Shike
  • Publication number: 20100106130
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for treating obesity. An artificial obstruction is introduced into the patient's gastrointestinal tract, and a tube is positioned that passes through a patient's abdominal wall into the upper digestive system of the patient. The patient is allowed to carry out his/her everyday affairs including ingesting food. After the patient has ingested food, the food is extracted by pumping it out of the upper digestive system through the tube. The present invention is less invasive than current surgical procedures for reducing weight and allows patients to live a normal and active lifestyle without experiencing adverse side effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein, Stephen B. Solomon, Moshe Shike
  • Patent number: 7648479
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Deka Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solovay, Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David Flynn, Samuel Klein
  • Patent number: 7500988
    Abstract: A stent-graft for insertion into a body lumen, such as a blood vessel, is utilized in order to repair such lumen. The stent-graft includes a substantially cylindrical hollow expandable stent comprising a plurality of interconnected struts. The stent has a distal end and a proximal end, and an interior surface and an exterior surface. At least one strut of the stent has first and second apertures extending therethrough from the interior surface to the exterior surface. The stent-graft also includes a graft member covering a predetermined portion of least one of the interior surface and the exterior surface of the stent. In addition, the stent-graft further includes a staple for attaching the graft member to the stent. The staple has a crown and two legs extending therefrom. At least one of the legs of the staple extends through the graft material and through the first aperture. Both of the legs are bent inwardly towards said crown such that they evert back and extend through the second aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Butaric, Bill K. Ng, Marc Ramer, Dieter Stoeckel, Gregory Mast, Luis A. Davila, Kenneth S. Solovay
  • Publication number: 20080033345
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: TIM LANGLOSS, Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David M. Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Publication number: 20080033365
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: KENNETH S. SOLOVAY, Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David M. Flynn, Samuel Klein
  • Publication number: 20080033364
    Abstract: When a patient is fitted with an external gastrostomy connection to the stomach, ingested food can be removed through the gastrostomy connection using a pump-based or siphon-based system to achieve weight loss. The process of removing ingested food can be improved by alternating the infusion of liquid into the stomach with the removal of material from the stomach. Optionally, stomach acid may be captured and returned to the stomach. Optionally, nutritional supplements or medicines may be added to the infused liquid. Optionally, a flush mount connectorized system with a built in valve may be used to simplify the interface with the gastrostomy hardware that remains installed in the patient. Optionally, the system may be configured to disable itself from further use after a triggering event (e.g., the passage of time or a predetermined number of uses) has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Kevin L. Grant, Eric M. Soederberg, David E. Altobelli, David M. Flynn, Kenneth S. Solovay, Samuel Klein
  • Patent number: 7314483
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system, apparatus, and method for treating, repairing, and/or replacing an aneurysm, preferably an aortic aneurysm, and most preferably, an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention include a first prosthesis or stent gasket, and at least one second prosthesis for bypassing the aneurysm. In preferred embodiments, the second prosthesis includes a branch leg that may be disposed and anchored in an either a cross artery or a downstream artery to facilitate fluid flow. In other preferred embodiments, at least one third prosthesis is provided for establishing a fluid flow channel through a second diseased artery to bypass an aneurysm disposed therein. In accordance with the invention, the first artery may be the abdominal aorta and the second artery may be an iliac artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Cordis Corp.
    Inventors: George D. Landau, Marc Ramer, Kenneth S. Solovay
  • Patent number: 7290915
    Abstract: A light coupling assembly that couples a light source to a light conducting system attached to a medical instrument so that light from the light source is transmitted to a surgical site. The light coupling assembly according to the present invention includes a member formed of a heat conducting material that receives and transfers heat from the light source to a light source housing. The light coupling assembly also includes an insulating member that receives a portion of the heat conducting member and prevents an attendant from being injured by the heat generated by the light source and carried by the heat conducting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solovay, James H. Layer, Thomas P. Jacobs, Gregory Madden
  • Patent number: 7267685
    Abstract: The invention is a system, apparatus, and method for treating, and/or repairing an aneurysm, preferably an aortic aneurysm, and most preferably, an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention include a prosthesis assembly for establishing a fluid flow path between an upstream portion of an artery and at least one bifurcated downstream portion of the artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Frank Butaric, William L. Howat, Robert P. Letendre, Marc Ramer, Kenneth S. Solovay
  • Patent number: 7229472
    Abstract: The invention is a system, apparatus, and method for treating or repairing, an aneurysm in a large vessel, such as a thoracic aneurysm. The systems, devices, and methods of the present invention include a first prosthesis for anchoring a proximal end of the system in the blood vessel, a second prosthesis for anchoring a distal end of the system, and at least one third second prosthesis for bypassing the aneurysm, the first prosthesis optionally further comprising a seat or the like adapted and configured to receive the third prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Cordis Corporation
    Inventors: Donald F. DePalma, Clifford J. Dwyer, Robert P. Letendre, Kenneth S. Solovay