Patents by Inventor Kevin S. Marchitto

Kevin S. Marchitto 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: 20200155221
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and devices for inductively heating a tissue to effect a biological response in the tissue or in a biomolecule comprising the same. The methods and devices comprise means for applying a high frequency alternating magnetic field via an inductive coil comprising an applicator to the tissue and means for monitoring feedback from the alternating magnetic field to control and/or adjust heat, for example, in the tissue, which further includes a means for cooling the tissue. Particularly, the device may be a hand held piece that incorporates or has at least an applicator, including a radiofrequency energy generator and output, an inductive coil, an impedance matching system, a cooling system, including a thermally conductive surface and a coolant housing containing a coolant that circulates through the thermally conductive surface, and a feedback monitor. Optionally, the device may comprise a tissue-shaper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Publication number: 20200054395
    Abstract: The present invention improves the cosmetic appearance of skin by controllably heating a superficial layer of skin, thereby inducing acute tissue contraction or shrinkage and a wound response, leading to the production of biomolecules, all of which result in improved cosmesis. The invention incorporates a source of radiofrequency electrical energy coupled to a coil, with a requisite impedance matching network, thereby resulting in the production of an alternating magnetic field. When tissue is brought into proximity of the alternating magnetic field, inductive heating of the tissue results, as a consequence of either or both of dipole formation and oscillation, and eddy current formation. Optionally, cooling is provided to remove heat from the coil, the source of radiofrequency electrical energy, and/or the surface of the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 10441346
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and devices for inductively heating a tissue to effect a biological response in the tissue or in a biomolecule comprising the same. The methods and devices comprise means for applying a high frequency alternating magnetic field via an inductive coil comprising an applicator to the tissue and means for monitoring feedback from the alternating magnetic field to control and/or adjust heat, for example, in the tissue, which further includes a means for cooling the tissue. Particularly, the device may be a hand held piece that incorporates or has at least an applicator, including a radiofrequency energy generator and output, an inductive coil, an impedance matching system, a cooling system, including a thermally conductive surface and a coolant housing containing a coolant that circulates through the thermally conductive surface, and a feedback monitor. Optionally, the device may comprise a tissue-shaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIOSYSTEMS, INC
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 10271900
    Abstract: The present invention improves the cosmetic appearance of skin by controllably heating a superficial layer of skin thereby inducing acute tissue contraction or shrinkage and a wound response leading to the production of biomolecules, all of which result in improved cosmesis. The invention incorporates a source of radiofrequency electrical energy coupled to coil, with requisite impedance matching network, thereby resulting in the production of an alternating magnetic field. When tissue is brought into proximity of the alternating magnetic field, inductive heating of the tissue results as a consequence of either or both of dipole formation and oscillation, and eddy current formation. Optionally, cooling is provided to remove heat from the coil, the source of radiofrequency electrical energy, or the surface of the skin alone or in combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIOSYSTEMS, INC
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 9283202
    Abstract: Methods have been developed for incorporation of peracid compounds and related compositions into a non-aqueous medium. The peracid incorporated into the non-aqueous medium is stable and keeps its chemical and antimicrobial activity for extended durations. The non-aqueous medium may be removed just prior to or during application of the peracid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: CHD Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin D. Neas, Michael K. Handley, Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock, Charles Henry
  • Publication number: 20150306064
    Abstract: Methods have been developed for incorporation of a peracid compound into or on wound application matrices, such as bandages or dressings, and other matrices which will favorably impact wound healing and help eliminate microbial infection. The peracid compound comprises a base compound that is metabolically pertinent to wound healing, the oxidized form of the base compound (a peracid), and an appropriate oxidizer, such as hydrogen peroxide. In addition, other excipients with wound healing potential, such as esters of the base compound, may be added to the peracid compound. The combination peracid-wound application matrices can be used to disinfect and heal various wound types with designed time release of the peracid compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: CHD Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin D. Neas, Michael K. Handley, Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 9044527
    Abstract: Methods have been developed for incorporation of a peracid compound into or on wound application matrices, such as bandages or dressings, and other matrices which will favorably impact wound healing and help eliminate microbial infection. The peracid compound comprises a base compound that is metabolically pertinent to wound healing, the oxidized form of the base compound (a peracid), and an appropriate oxidizer, such as hydrogen peroxide. In addition, other excipients with wound healing potential, such as esters of the base compound, may be added to the peracid compound. The combination peracid-wound application matrices can be used to disinfect and heal various wound types with designed time release of the peracid compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: CHD Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin D. Neas, Michael K. Handley, Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Publication number: 20140113967
    Abstract: Methods have been developed for incorporation of peracid compounds and related compositions into a non-aqueous medium. The peracid incorporated into the non-aqueous medium is stable and keeps its chemical and antimicrobial activity for extended durations. The non-aqueous medium may be removed just prior to or during application of the peracid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: CHD Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin D. Neas, Michael K. Handley, Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock, Charles Henry
  • Publication number: 20130330397
    Abstract: Methods have been developed for incorporation of a peracid compound into or on wound application matrices, such as bandages or dressings, and other matrices which will favorably impact wound healing and help eliminate microbial infection. The peracid compound comprises a base compound that is metabolically pertinent to wound healing, the oxidized form of the base compound (a peracid), and an appropriate oxidizer, such as hydrogen peroxide. In addition, other excipients with wound healing potential, such as esters of the base compound, may be added to the peracid compound. The combination peracid-wound application matrices can be used to disinfect and heal various wound types with designed time release of the peracid compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: CHD Bioscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin D. Neas, Michael K. Handley, Kevin S. Marchitto, Steve T. Flock
  • Patent number: 8343606
    Abstract: Provided herein are protective laminate devices comprising a biocompatible non-adherent substance and a fast-setting adhesive and methods of use. Also provided is a dispenser for an adhesive tape. The protective laminate devices and methods may be used for wound closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Publication number: 20120065672
    Abstract: Provided herein are protective laminate devices comprising a biocompatible non-adherent substance and a fast-setting adhesive and methods of use. Also provided is a dispenser for an adhesive tape. The protective laminate devices and methods may be used for wound closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Stephen T. Flock, Kevin S. Marchitto
  • Publication number: 20120052111
    Abstract: Provided herein are protective laminate devices comprising a biocompatible non-adherent substance and a fast-setting adhesive and methods of use. Also provided is a dispenser for an adhesive tape. The protective laminate devices and methods may be used for wound closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Publication number: 20120035608
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices and compositions to conductively or to inductively fix substrates, including tissues, using electromagnetic energy. Also provided is a method of controlling the fixing process via feedback monitoring of a property of the composition and/or of the electromagnetic energy used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 8053052
    Abstract: Provided herein are protective laminate devices comprising a biocompatible non-adherent substance and a fast-setting adhesive and methods of use. Also provided is a dispenser for an adhesive tape. The protective laminate devices and methods may be used for wound closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 8014855
    Abstract: Provided herein is a device for altering a biological membrane in an individual comprising a means for delivering energy to the surface of the biological membrane, a means for monitoring a physiological state of the biological membrane during delivery of said energy, a means for modulating delivery of the energy to the biological membrane where the modulating is in response to a change in the monitored physiological state. Also provided is a device to control the permeation of substance across a biological membrane and methods for use of these devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 7967839
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods, devices and compositions to conductively or to inductively fix substrates, including tissues, using electromagnetic energy. Also provided is a method of controlling the fixing process via feedback monitoring of a property of the composition and/or of the electromagnetic energy used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Flock, Kevin S. Marchitto
  • Publication number: 20110142907
    Abstract: Provided herein are polymeric adhesives which may be cured by inductive heating and which are suitable for treating tissue in an individual to effect a weld between one or more tissues or between a tissue and at least one non-tissue substrate. Also provided are methods using the adhesives and methods of manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock, Amy Benedict
  • Publication number: 20110077451
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods and devices for inductively heating a tissue to effect a biological response in the tissue or in a biomolecule comprising the same. The methods and devices comprise means for applying a high frequency alternating magnetic field via an inductive coil comprising an applicator to the tissue and means for monitoring feedback from the alternating magnetic field to control and/or adjust heat, for example, in the tissue, which further includes a means for cooling the tissue. Particularly, the device may be a hand held piece that incorporates or has at least an applicator, including a radiofrequency energy generator and output, an inductive coil, an impedance matching system, a cooling system, including a thermally conductive surface and a coolant housing containing a coolant that circulates through the thermally conductive surface, and a feedback monitor. Optionally, the device may comprise a tissue-shaper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock
  • Patent number: 7912538
    Abstract: Provided herein is a device for controlling the release of a substance at a site of interest in a biological membrane comprising a means of monitoring a physiological state at the site of interest; and a means of releasing a variable amount of the substance to the site of interest where the amount varies in response to the status of the monitored physiological state. Also provided are methods of using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Biosystems, Inc
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T Flock
  • Publication number: 20100291187
    Abstract: Provided herein are protective laminate devices comprising a biocompatible non-adherent substance and a fast-setting adhesive and methods of use. Also provided is a dispenser for an adhesive tape. The protective laminate devices and methods may be used for wound closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Kevin S. Marchitto, Stephen T. Flock