Patents by Inventor Michael H. Rosenthal

Michael H. Rosenthal 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: 9788790
    Abstract: Described herein are catheters for use with Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) that include an optical fiber core having a first refractive index and an interface medium having a second refractive index, where the first and second refractive indexes are mismatched such that receiving electronics configured to receive optical radiation reflected from the reference interface and the target operate in a total noise range that is within 5dB of the shot noise limit. These OCT catheters may include a silicon die mirror having a reflective coating that is embedded in the interface medium. The optical fiber can be fixed at just the distal end of the catheter, and may be managed within a handle that is attached to the proximal end of the catheter body, and is configured to allow rotation of both the catheter body and the optical fiber relative to the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: AVINGER, INC.
    Inventors: John F. Black, Maegan K. Spencer, Michael Zung, Charles W. McNall, Evangeline Lumabas, Michael H. Rosenthal, John B. Simpson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170105836
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Scott J. BARON, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Brian DOMECUS, Piyush ARORA, Michael Stephan MIRIZZI, Rohit Kulbhushan GIROTRA
  • 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: 20170079774
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that cuts, holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Iyad S. SAIDI, Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Donald A. GONZALES, J. Cameron LOPER, Marcus A. HADLEY, Jamie L. INGRAM, Cheng Q. REN, Charles P. LUDDY, Leon A. MARUCCHI, Bruce C. GRAY, R. Andrew CARLTON
  • Publication number: 20170065293
    Abstract: Described herein are atherectomy catheters, systems and methods that include a distal tip region that may be moved laterally so that its long axis is parallel with the long axis of the main catheter body axis. Displacing the distal tip region laterally out of the main catheter body axis exposes an annular blade and opens a passageway for cut tissue to enter a storage region within the catheter. The annular blade may be internally coupled to a drive shaft that rotates the blade, and thus the exposed blade edge may have the same crossing profile (OD) as the rest of the distal end region of the catheter. Also described herein are gear-driven atherectomy devices that may use a cable drive shaft to actuate the annular blade. Both push-to-cut and pull-to-cut variations are described, as are methods for cutting tissue and systems including these atherectomy catheters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Michael ZUNG, Nicholas J. SPINELLI, Charles W. McNALL, John B. SIMPSON, John F. BLACK
  • Publication number: 20170007291
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen generally includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, advancing the device through the blood flow lumen to a site where material is to be removed, forcing the opening toward a wall of the site where material is to be removed, and moving the cutting element and the opening so that material in the blood flow lumen is cut by the cutting element and directed into the opening for removal as the cutting element and opening are moved through the blood flow lumen. In some embodiments, the device may be deflected or bent to force the opening toward a wall to remove material. The cutting element may be rotatable and may have an axis that is movable, that is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: John B. Simpson, Michael H. Rosenthal, Himanshu Patel, Gautama B. Venegas
  • Patent number: 9532799
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen generally includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, advancing the device through the blood flow lumen to a site where material is to be removed, forcing the opening toward a wall of the site where material is to be removed, and moving the cutting element and the opening so that material in the blood flow lumen is cut by the cutting element and directed into the opening for removal as the cutting element and opening are moved through the blood flow lumen. In some embodiments, the device may be deflected or bent to force the opening toward a wall to remove material. The cutting element may be rotatable and may have an axis that is movable, that is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John B. Simpson, Michael H. Rosenthal, Himanshu Patel, Gautama B. Venegas
  • Patent number: 9498600
    Abstract: Described herein are atherectomy catheters, systems and methods that include a distal tip region that may be moved laterally so that its long axis is parallel with the long axis of the main catheter body axis. Displacing the distal tip region laterally out of the main catheter body axis exposes an annular blade and opens a passageway for cut tissue to enter a storage region within the catheter. The annular blade may be internally coupled to a drive shaft that rotates the blade, and thus the exposed blade edge may have the same crossing profile (OD) as the rest of the distal end region of the catheter. Also described herein are gear-driven atherectomy devices that may use a cable drive shaft to actuate the annular blade. Both push-to-cut and pull-to-cut variations are described, as are methods for cutting tissue and systems including these atherectomy catheters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Avinger, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Michael Zung, Nicholas J. Spinelli, Charles W. McNall, John B. Simpson, John F. Black
  • Patent number: 9486237
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen generally includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, advancing the device through the blood flow lumen to a site where material is to be removed, forcing the opening toward a wall of the site where material is to be removed, and moving the cutting element and the opening so that material in the blood flow lumen is cut by the cutting element and directed into the opening for removal as the cutting element and opening are moved through the blood flow lumen. In some embodiments, the device may be deflected or bent to force the opening toward a wall to remove material. The cutting element may be rotatable and may have an axis that is movable, that is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John B. Simpson, Michael H. Rosenthal, Himanshu Patel, Gautama B. Venegas
  • Patent number: 9480594
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that cuts, holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Iyad S. Saidi, Michael H. Rosenthal, Donald A. Gonzales, J. Cameron Loper, Marcus A. Hadley, Jamie L. Ingram, Cheng Q. Ren, Charles P. Luddy, Leon A. Marucchi, Bruce C. Gray, R. Andrew Carlton
  • 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: 20160193429
    Abstract: Devices and methods for tissue transfer are described where a cannula may be inserted into the breast of a subject at one of several points of entry. Insertion of the cannula into the breast may be accomplished by using a guidance system to distinguish between tissue types. Once desirably positioned, the cannula may be withdrawn from the breast while automatically (or manually) injecting the fat in multiple deposits of adipose tissue or fat such that the deposited fat remains within the tract formed by the withdrawn cannula. Multiple tracts of the deposited fat may be injected within the breast until the breast has been desirably remodeled and/or augmented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Michael H. Rosenthal, Brian J. Domecus, Darin Gittings, Kinman Hong
  • Patent number: 9314568
    Abstract: Devices and methods for tissue transfer are described where a cannula may be inserted into the breast of a subject at one of several points of entry. Insertion of the cannula into the breast may be accomplished by using a guidance system to distinguish between tissue types. Once desirably positioned, the cannula may be withdrawn from the breast while automatically (or manually) injecting the fat in multiple deposits of adipose tissue or fat such that the deposited fat remains within the tract formed by the withdrawn cannula. Multiple tracts of the deposited fat may be injected within the breast until the breast has been desirably remodeled and/or augmented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: LifeCell Corporation
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Michael H. Rosenthal, Brian J. Domecus, Darin Gittings, Kinman Hong
  • 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: 20160058556
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Michael H. ROSENTHAL, Scott J. BARON, Donald A. GONZALES, Iyad S. SAIDI
  • Patent number: 9125562
    Abstract: Catheter-based Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) systems utilizing an optical fiber that is positioned off-axis of the central longitudinal axis of the catheter have many advantage over catheter-based OCT systems, particularly those having centrally-positioned optical fibers or fibers that rotate independently of the elongate body of the catheter. An OCT system having an off-axis optical fiber for visualizing the inside of a body lumen may be rotated with the body of the elongate catheter, relative to a handle portion. The handle may include a fiber management pathway for the optical fiber that permits the off-axis optical fiber to rotate with the catheter body relative to the handle. The system may also include optical processing elements adapted to prepare and process the OCT image collected by the off-axis catheter systems described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Avinger, Inc.
    Inventors: Maegan K. Spencer, Christopher B. White, Charles W. McNall, Dennis W. Jackson, Michael Zung, Nicholas J. Spinelli, Benjamin Ngo, Evangeline Lumabas, Kin F. Chan, John F. Black, Michael H. Rosenthal, John B. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20150238224
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen generally includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, advancing the device through the blood flow lumen to a site where material is to be removed, forcing the opening toward a wall of the site where material is to be removed, and moving the cutting element and the opening so that material in the blood flow lumen is cut by the cutting element and directed into the opening for removal as the cutting element and opening are moved through the blood flow lumen. In some embodiments, the device may be deflected or bent to force the opening toward a wall to remove material. The cutting element may be rotatable and may have an axis that is movable, that is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Inventors: John B. Simpson, Michael H. Rosenthal, Himanshu Patel, Gautama B. Venegas
  • Patent number: 8998937
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen generally includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, advancing the device through the blood flow lumen to a site where material is to be removed, forcing the opening toward a wall of the site where material is to be removed, and moving the cutting element and the opening so that material in the blood flow lumen is cut by the cutting element and directed into the opening for removal as the cutting element and opening are moved through the blood flow lumen. In some embodiments, the device may be deflected or bent to force the opening toward a wall to remove material. The cutting element may be rotatable and may have an axis that is movable, that is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John B. Simpson, Michael H. Rosenthal, Himanshu Patel, Gautama B. Venegas
  • Patent number: 8911459
    Abstract: A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method then includes advancing the device through a patient's vascular system to the blood flow lumen. Finally, the method involves moving the cutting element and the opening relative to the blood flow lumen so that a continuous piece of material is severed by the cutting element and directed into the opening as the cutting element and opening move through the blood flow lumen, the continuous piece of severed material being directed into the device for removal from the patient. The method may include providing a device having a rotatable cutter that, in some embodiments, is not parallel to the longitudinal axis of the device, is movable, has retracted and deployed positions, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: John B. Simpson, Himanshu Patel, Greg Stine, Brett Follmer, Michael H. Rosenthal, Mehrdad Farhangnia