Patents by Inventor Mir Imran

Mir Imran 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: 11565095
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents (TA) within the GI tract and in particular to an antrum wall (AW). Particular embodiments provide a swallowable device (SD) such as a capsule for delivering drugs or other TA into the AW. The SD may contain a pressure sensitive component or assembly which triggers release and insertion of a therapeutic agent preparation (TAP) comprising at least one TA into the AW in response to external pressure, such as pressure applied to the swallowable capsule or other SD by antrum contractions. Particular embodiments of the SD may be shaped so that they self-align within an antrum to properly orient before injection of the TAP into the AW. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for orally delivering drugs or other TAs which are degraded within the GI tract and require parenteral injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Publication number: 20230026958
    Abstract: A catheter for measuring pressure in the urinary tract of a patient includes a catheter body having a proximal and distal end. A plurality of lumens is formed in the catheter body, and an adaptor is coupled to the proximal end of the catheter body. The adaptor includes a port for each lumen. A first pressure sensor, typically including a balloon, is fluidically coupled to a first lumen and is configured and positioned to measure pressure in a urethra of the patient. A second pressure sensor, also typically including a balloon, is fluidically coupled to a second lumen and is configured and positioned on the catheter body to measure pressure in a bladder of the patient. An expandable retention member, which may be coupled to a third lumen, is positioned on the catheter body between the first and second expandable pressure sensors so that the catheter body may be retained at a selected location in the urinary tract to properly position the fluid pressure sensors in the bladder and urethra, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Inventors: Mir IMRAN, Ben TRANCHINA
  • Publication number: 20230017130
    Abstract: A delivery device may include a capsule housing, at least one tissue penetrating member in a sealed compartment in the capsule housing, wherein the at least one tissue penetrating member is configured to release a payload, and an actuator in the capsule housing and at least partially outside the sealed compartment, wherein the actuator is configured to advance the at least one tissue penetrating member out of the sealed compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Mir A. IMRAN
  • Patent number: 11555068
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Many embodiments provide a swallowable device for delivering the agents. Particular embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. Embodiments also provide various drug preparations that are configured to be contained within the capsule, advanced from the capsule into the intestinal wall and degrade to release the drug into the bloodstream to produce a therapeutic effect. The preparation can be operably coupled to delivery means having a first configuration where the preparation is contained in the capsule and a second configuration where the preparation is advanced out of the capsule into the intestinal wall. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for the delivery of drugs which are poorly absorbed, tolerated and/or degraded within the GI tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Publication number: 20230011575
    Abstract: An illustrative drug delivery system implantable in a recipient may include a connection assembly, a source catheter, and a microcatheter. A proximal end portion of the source catheter may be configured to be fluidically connected to a fluid source configured to provide a fluid (e.g., a neurotherapeutic drug). A distal end portion of the source catheter may be configured to be fluidically connected to the connection assembly. The microcatheter may include a proximal end portion configured to be fluidically connected to the connection assembly and a distal end portion comprising an elution opening configured to elute the fluid to a target location (e.g., a brain) within a recipient. The fluid source may be configured to provide the fluid to the target location by way of the source catheter, the connection assembly, and the microcatheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventor: Mir A. Imran
  • Patent number: 11548940
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering therapeutic agents within the GI tract such as neutralizing proteins (NP) particularly antibodies which neutralize interleukins. Many embodiments provide a swallowable device e.g., a capsule for delivering various agents into the intestinal wall (IW). Embodiments also provide agent preparations that are configured to be contained within the capsule, advanced from the capsule into the IW and degrade to release the agent into the bloodstream to produce a therapeutic effect. The preparation can be operably coupled to delivery means having a first configuration where the preparation is contained in the capsule and a second configuration where the preparation is advanced out of the capsule into the IW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Radhika Korupolu, Elaine To, Mir Hashim
  • Publication number: 20230000765
    Abstract: Embodiments provide devices, preparations and methods for delivering therapeutic agents (TAs) such as clotting factors (CFs, e.g., Factor 8) within the GI tract. Many embodiments provide a swallowable device e.g., a capsule for delivering TAs into the intestinal wall (IW). Embodiments also provide TA preparations configured to be contained within the capsule, advanced from the capsule into the IW and/or surrounding tissue (ST) and degrade to release the TA into the bloodstream to produce a therapeutic effect (e.g., improved clotting). The preparation can be operably coupled to delivery means having a first configuration where the preparation is contained in the capsule and a second configuration where the preparation is advanced out of the capsule into the IW or ST (e.g., the peritoneal cavity). Embodiments are particularly useful for delivery of CFs for treatment of clotting disorders (e.g., hemophilia) where such CFs are poorly absorbed and/or degraded within the GI tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Sara Ansaloni, Radhika Korupolu, Joel M. Harris, Mir Hashim
  • Publication number: 20230001217
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for remotely powering an implantable medical device (IMD) positioned at a target treatment location within a patient. The apparatus is configured to be positioned at or near an external skin surface of the patient in proximity to the target treatment location. The apparatus includes an induction coil which, when placed in proximity to the IMD, forms an inductive transcutaneous power link with the IMD such that when the induction coil is supplied with a current, the induction coil inductively and transcutaneously delivers power to the IMD. An aerogel layer is disposed between the induction coil and the patient's skin surface. The aerogel layer is configured to receive heat generated from the induction coil and regulate heat dissipation from the aerogel layer to minimize heat transfer to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 5, 2023
    Applicant: INCUBE LABS, LLC
    Inventor: Mir A. IMRAN
  • Publication number: 20220409525
    Abstract: This application relates to cell delivery articles and methods for delivering cells into the body in a manner that allows them to incorporate into surrounding tissue and express cell products. The cell delivery articles are generally capable of maintaining viability of the cells for a period of time that allows such incorporation to occur. Additionally, a cell delivery article may include a bio-ghost coating that prevents the cell delivery article from being recognized by the immune system, and/or minimizes or prevents development of fibrotic tissue which can interfere with nutrients and oxygen entering the cell delivery article and reaching the cells. A cell delivery article may be formulated for delivery by various routes of administration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: INCUBE LABS, LLC
    Inventor: Mir A. IMRAN
  • Publication number: 20220379113
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for stimulating L cells in the intestinal tract to produce incretins for the treatment of conditions including diabetes and obesity. Many embodiments provide a method and apparatus for the treatment of diabetes by electrically stimulating L-cells to secrete incretins to stimulate or otherwise modulate the production of insulin. Particular embodiments provide a swallowable capsule for stimulating L-cells in the intestinal tract as the capsule moves through the tract. The capsule can include two or more electrodes for providing electrical stimulation to L-cells, a power source for powering one or more components of the capsule, a sensor for sensing the location of the capsule in the intestinal tract: a controller and a waveform generator for generating the electrical signals emitted by the electrodes to stimulate the L-cells to secrete incretins such as GLP-1 to stimulate insulin production for glucose regulation of diabetic conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Mir A. IMRAN, Mir HASHIM, Emily ARNSDORF
  • Publication number: 20220362552
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for facilitating introduction of a urinary drainage catheter (UDC) into the urinary tract (UT). One embodiment provides a UDC including electrodes for delivering high frequency current to a patient's pudendal nerves to relax the urinary sphincter (US) before passing the UDC therethrough so as reduce the resistance force on the UDC and discomfort to the patient. The electrodes can comprise at least one pair of bipolar electrodes and may be flexible so as to bend and flex within the urethra. The UDC includes one or more lumens including a drainage lumen and an inflation lumen for inflating an anchoring device on the UDC. The UDC can include a pressure sensor to assess relaxation of the US. The UDC may include a second set of electrodes and irrigation lumen for relaxing the US and flushing the urethra with the UDC in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventor: Mir IMRAN
  • Patent number: 11490844
    Abstract: A catheter for measuring pressure in the urinary tract of a patient includes a catheter body having a proximal and distal end. A plurality of lumens is formed in the catheter body, and an adaptor is coupled to the proximal end of the catheter body. The adaptor includes a port for each lumen. A first pressure sensor, typically including a balloon, is fluidically coupled to a first lumen and is configured and positioned to measure pressure in a urethra of the patient. A second pressure sensor, also typically including a balloon, is fluidically coupled to a second lumen and is configured and positioned on the catheter body to measure pressure in a bladder of the patient. An expandable retention member, which may be coupled to a third lumen, is positioned on the catheter body between the first and second expandable pressure sensors so that the catheter body may be retained at a selected location in the urinary tract to properly position the fluid pressure sensors in the bladder and urethra, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Ben Tranchina
  • Publication number: 20220339095
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Many embodiments provide a swallowable device for delivering the agents. Particular embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. Embodiments also provide various drug preparations that are configured to be contained within the capsule, advanced from the capsule into the intestinal wall and degrade to release the drug into the bloodstream to produce a therapeutic effect. The preparation can be operably coupled to delivery means having a first configuration where the preparation is contained in the capsule and a second configuration where the preparation is advanced out of the capsule into the intestinal wall. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for the delivery of drugs which are poorly absorbed, tolerated and/or degraded within the GI tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: October 27, 2022
    Applicant: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Mir IMRAN
  • Publication number: 20220323733
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Some embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. The device comprises a capsule sized to be swallowed and pass through the intestinal tract. The capsule can include at least one guide tube, one or more tissue penetrating members positioned in the guide tube, a delivery member, an actuating mechanism and a release element. The release element degrades upon exposure to various conditions in the intestine so as to release and actuate the actuating mechanism. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for the delivery of drugs which are poorly absorbed, tolerated and/or degraded within the GI tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Applicant: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Mir IMRAN
  • Patent number: 11464737
    Abstract: Embodiments provide devices, preparations and methods for delivering therapeutic agents (TAs) such as clotting factors (CFs, e.g., Factor 8) within the GI tract. Many embodiments provide a swallowable device e.g., a capsule for delivering TAs into the intestinal wall (IW). Embodiments also provide TA preparations configured to be contained within the capsule, advanced from the capsule into the IW and/or surrounding tissue (ST) and degrade to release the TA into the bloodstream to produce a therapeutic effect (e.g., improved clotting). The preparation can be operably coupled to delivery means having a first configuration where the preparation is contained in the capsule and a second configuration where the preparation is advanced out of the capsule into the IW or ST (e.g., the peritoneal cavity). Embodiments are particularly useful for delivery of CFs for treatment of clotting disorders (e.g., hemophilia) where such CFs are poorly absorbed and/or degraded within the GI tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Sara Ansaloni, Radhika Korupolu, Joel M. Harris, Mir Hashim
  • Publication number: 20220296868
    Abstract: Embodiments provide for intracranial delivery of a medicinal solution to the brain. A system includes a bun hole stopple for insertion in a cranial bun hole, a catheter, a connecting member, a connector tube, and a pump. The catheter is advanced through an opening in the stopple to a tissue site in the brain. A proximal portion of the catheter is fixed to an outer groove in the stopple to minimize movement of the catheter in the brain. The catheter, connecting member, connector tube, and pump are fluidically coupled together to create a flow path between the pump and a distal end of the catheter for infusion of the medicinal solution to the tissue site in the brain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Mir Hashim
  • Publication number: 20220296510
    Abstract: A system is provided for delivering a therapeutic formulation into a lumen. The system includes a self-sizing device comprising an expandable component that includes at least one non-compliant section structured to resist deformation in an expanded configuration, the expandable component further including at least one hinge structured to allow deformation in an expanded configuration, the expandable component structured to bend about the hinge upon expansion to adapt to an inner circumference of a lumen independent of the inner circumference of the lumen within a selected range. The system includes the therapeutic formulation and a delivery mechanism. The self-sizing device is structured to, upon expansion of the expandable component, cause the delivery mechanism to apply a force to the therapeutic formulation, the force designed to expel the therapeutic formulation from the self-sizing device. The self-sizing device may be disposed within a capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Rani Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Mir IMRAN
  • Patent number: 11439819
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for facilitating introduction of a urinary drainage catheter (UDC) into the urinary tract (UT). One embodiment provides a UDC including electrodes for delivering high frequency current to a patient's pudendal nerves to relax the urinary sphincter (US) before passing the UDC therethrough so as reduce the resistance force on the UDC and discomfort to the patient. The electrodes can comprise at least one pair of bipolar electrodes and may be flexible so as to bend and flex within the urethra. The UDC includes one or more lumens including a drainage lumen and an inflation lumen for inflating an anchoring device on the UDC. The UDC can include a pressure sensor to assess relaxation of the US. The UDC may include a second set of electrodes and irrigation lumen for relaxing the US and flushing the urethra with the UDC in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Patent number: 11439817
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus and methods for stimulating L cells in the intestinal tract to produce incretins for the treatment of conditions including diabetes and obesity. Many embodiments provide a method and apparatus for the treatment of diabetes by electrically stimulating L-cells to secrete incretins to stimulate or otherwise modulate the production of insulin. Particular embodiments provide a swallowable capsule for stimulating L-cells in the intestinal tract as the capsule moves through the tract. The capsule can include two or more electrodes for providing electrical stimulation to L-cells, a power source for powering one or more components of the capsule, a sensor for sensing the location of the capsule in the intestinal tract; a controller and a waveform generator for generating the electrical signals emitted by the electrodes to stimulate the L-cells to secrete incretins such as GLP-1 to stimulate insulin production for glucose regulation of diabetic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Mir A. Imran, Mir Hashim, Emily Arnsdorf
  • Patent number: 11419812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide swallowable devices, preparations and methods for delivering drugs and other therapeutic agents within the GI tract. Many embodiments provide a swallowable device for delivering the agents. Particular embodiments provide a swallowable device such as a capsule for delivering drugs into the intestinal wall or other GI lumen. Embodiments also provide various drug preparations that are configured to be contained within the capsule, advanced from the capsule into the intestinal wall and degrade to release the drug into the bloodstream to produce a therapeutic effect. The preparation can be operably coupled to delivery means having a first configuration where the preparation is contained in the capsule and a second configuration where the preparation is advanced out of the capsule into the intestinal wall. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful for the delivery of drugs which are poorly absorbed, tolerated and/or degraded within the GI tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: RANI THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran