Patents by Inventor Mitchell Levinson

Mitchell Levinson 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: 20200214883
    Abstract: A device for exchanging heat with a subject having skin is provided. The device includes a heat exchanging member having a heat transfer surface configured to form a heat conducting interface with the subject's skin. The device further includes a substantially flexible sensing device disposed in the interface between the heat exchanging member and the subject's skin. The sensing device is configured to measure a parameter of the interface without substantially impeding heat transfer between the heat exchanging member and the subject's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Mitchell Levinson, Jesse N. Rosen
  • Publication number: 20190247104
    Abstract: Methods for creating a desired tissue effect. An RF electrode is provided that includes a conductive portion. The RF electrode is coupled to a fluid delivery member that delivers a cooling fluidic medium to a back surface of the RF electrode. A dielectric is positioned on a skin surface. The RF electrode is coupled with the dielectric. RF energy is delivered from the RF electrode and the dielectric to the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson
  • Publication number: 20190090947
    Abstract: Apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20170209212
    Abstract: Apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 9636175
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: THERMAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20170049494
    Abstract: Methods for creating a desired tissue effect. An RF electrode is provided that includes a conductive portion. The RF electrode is coupled to a fluid delivery member that delivers a cooling fluidic medium to a back surface of the RF electrode. A dielectric is positioned on a skin surface. The RF electrode is coupled with the dielectric. RF energy is delivered from the RF electrode and the dielectric to the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson
  • Patent number: 9375345
    Abstract: A cooling device for removing heat from subcutaneous lipid-rich cells of a subject having skin is provided. The cooling device includes a plurality of cooling elements movable relative to each other to conform to the contour's of the subject's skin. The cooling elements have a plurality of controllable thermoelectric coolers. The cooling elements can be controlled to provide a time-varying cooling profile in a predetermined sequence, can be controlled to provide a spatial cooling profile in a selected pattern, or can be adjusted to maintain constant process parameters, or can be controlled to provide a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Levinson, Jesse N. Rosen, William Pennybacker
  • Patent number: 9132031
    Abstract: A cooling device for removing heat from subcutaneous lipid-rich cells of a subject having skin is provided. The cooling device includes a plurality of cooling elements movable relative to each other to conform to the contour's of the subject's skin. The cooling elements have a plurality of controllable thermoelectric coolers. The cooling elements can be controlled to provide a time-varying cooling profile in a predetermined sequence, can be controlled to provide a spatial cooling profile in a selected pattern, or can be adjusted to maintain constant process parameters, or can be controlled to provide a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Levinson, Jesse Nicasio Rosen, William Pennybacker
  • Publication number: 20140249400
    Abstract: A diagnostic system for monitoring changes in a medium is disclosed. The system includes a transmitter configured to generate and transmit a time-varying magnetic field into a medium responsive to a first signal. The system also includes a receiver positioned on an opposite side of the medium from the transmitter and configured to generate a second signal responsive to a received magnetic field at the receiver. The system also includes a processing unit configured to determine a phase shift between the transmitted magnetic field and the received magnetic field for a plurality of frequencies of the transmitted time-varying magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: CEREBROTECH MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard WYETH, Mitchell Levinson
  • Patent number: 8731636
    Abstract: A diagnostic system for monitoring changes in a medium is disclosed. The system includes a transmitter configured to generate and transmit a time-varying magnetic field into a medium responsive to a first signal. The system also includes a receiver positioned on an opposite side of the medium from the transmitter and configured to generate a second signal responsive to a received magnetic field at the receiver. The system also includes a processing unit configured to determine a phase shift between the transmitted magnetic field and the received magnetic field for a plurality of frequencies of the transmitted time-varying magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Cerebrotech Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Wyeth, Mitchell Levinson
  • Publication number: 20140128944
    Abstract: Methods for creating a desired tissue effect. An RF electrode is provided that includes a conductive portion. The RF electrode is coupled to a fluid delivery member that delivers a cooling fluidic medium to a back surface of the RF electrode. A dielectric is positioned on a skin surface. The RF electrode is coupled with the dielectric. RF energy is delivered from the RF electrode and the dielectric to the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Solta Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 8685017
    Abstract: These and other objects of the present invention are achieved in a method for creating a desired tissue effect. An RF electrode is provided that includes a conductive portion. The RF electrode is coupled to a fluid delivery member that delivers a cooling fluidic medium to a back surface of the RF electrode. A dielectric is positioned on a skin surface. The RF electrode is coupled with the dielectric. RF energy is delivered from the RF electrode and the dielectric to the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20140066918
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: SOLTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Patent number: 8603088
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20130116759
    Abstract: A cooling device for removing heat from subcutaneous lipid-rich cells of a subject having skin is provided. The cooling device includes a plurality of cooling elements movable relative to each other to conform to the contour's of the subject's skin. The cooling elements have a plurality of controllable thermoelectric coolers. The cooling elements can be controlled to provide a time-varying cooling profile in a predetermined sequence, can be controlled to provide a spatial cooling profile in a selected pattern, or can be adjusted to maintain constant process parameters, or can be controlled to provide a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Levinson, Jesse N. Rosen, William Pennybacker
  • Publication number: 20120283725
    Abstract: A method of creating a tissue effect at a tissue site delivers electromagnetic energy through a skin surface from an electromagnetic energy delivery device coupled to an electromagnetic energy source. At least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or electromagnetic energy source includes a memory. A reverse thermal gradient is created through the skin surface to sufficiently heat an underlying tissue site to provide that a temperature of the skin surface is lower than a temperature of the underlying tissue. Information is stored from the memory to facilitate operation of at least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or the electromagnetic energy source. Electromagnetic energy is applied through the skin surface to the underlying tissue. A tissue effect is created on at least a portion of the tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SOLTA MEDICAL
    Inventors: Edward W. Knowlton, Bryan Weber, Mitchell Levinson
  • Patent number: 8221410
    Abstract: A method of creating a tissue effect at a tissue site delivers electromagnetic energy through a skin surface from an electromagnetic energy delivery device coupled to an electromagnetic energy source. At least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or electromagnetic energy source includes a memory. A reverse thermal gradient is created through the skin surface to sufficiently heat an underlying tissue site to provide that a temperature of the skin surface is lower than a temperature of the underlying tissue. Information is stored from the memory to facilitate operation of at least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or the electromagnetic energy source. Electromagnetic energy is applied through the skin surface to the underlying tissue. A tissue effect is created on at least a portion of the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Knowlton, Bryan Weber, Mitchell Levinson
  • Patent number: 8192474
    Abstract: Methods are provided herein for affecting a region of a subject's body, comprising exposing the region to a cooling element under conditions effective to cool subcutaneous adipose tissue in said region; and increasing the blood flow rate to the cooled tissue by exposing the tissue to an energy source. Methods are also provided for treating subcutaneous adipose tissue in a region of a subject's body, comprising exposing said region to a cooling element under conditions effective to cool said tissue; and exposing the tissue to an energy source to increase the blood flow rate to the cooled tissue, thereby stimulating reperfusion in, and/or causing an ischemia-reperfusion injury to, the cooled tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell Levinson
  • Publication number: 20090287207
    Abstract: An apparatus for transcutaneously treating tissue beneath a skin surface using radiofrequency energy. The apparatus includes an electrode assembly supported by a handpiece. The electrode assembly includes an electrode configured to transfer the radiofrequency energy through the skin surface to the tissue. A force sensor, which is located in the handpiece, is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the electrode against the skin surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: SOLTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Roger A. Stern, Mitchell Levinson, Bryan Weber
  • Publication number: 20090082764
    Abstract: A method of creating a tissue effect at a tissue site delivers electromagnetic energy through a skin surface from an electromagnetic energy delivery device coupled to an electromagnetic energy source. At least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or electromagnetic energy source includes a memory. A reverse thermal gradient is created through the skin surface to sufficiently heat an underlying tissue site to provide that a temperature of the skin surface is lower than a temperature of the underlying tissue. Information is stored from the memory to facilitate operation of at least one of the electromagnetic energy delivery device or the electromagnetic energy source. Electromagnetic energy is applied through the skin surface to the underlying tissue. A tissue effect is created on at least a portion of the tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Applicant: Thermage, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward W. Knowlton, Bryan Weber, Mitchell Levinson