Patents by Inventor Neil R. Drake

Neil R. Drake 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: 20190298561
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and devices for inflating and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Eleanor McCarthy
  • Publication number: 20190269541
    Abstract: An implant configured for ingestion by a patient. After the implant has been swallowed by the patient and is disposed within the target location, e.g. the patient's stomach, an inflation subcomponent causes the implant to expand from a compact delivery state to an expanded, volume-occupying, deployed state. In the deployed state the implant creates a sensation of satiety in the patient stomach and thereby aids in limiting food intake and obesity. After a predetermined time a deflation subcomponent is actuated and the implant reduces in size so as to allow it to pass through the remainder of the patient's digestive track. The device may further incorporate tracking and visualization subcomponents, as well as pharmaceutical delivery subcomponents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Nelson Quintana, Kaushik A. Patel, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Andrew P. Rasdal, Amy D.L. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 10350100
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided, including intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, locating, tracking, monitoring, deflating, and retrieving the same. In one embodiment, a device includes a balloon capsule having a distal end, a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, a connector, a light sensor, and a balloon valve. At least one optical fiber extends along the length of the interior of the catheter and through the valve such that a distal end of the optical fiber is positioned at a distal end of the balloon capsule when the catheter is placed within the balloon capsule, and such that a proximal end of the optical fiber can be received by the light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Nelson, Neil R. Drake
  • Patent number: 10335303
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly a device for assisting a patient in swallowing an intragastric balloon is provided, comprising an elongate tube, a gastric balloon assembly reversibly attached to an orifice of the elongate tube and comprising an inflation catheter engaged with a gastric balloon, a handle member, and an engagement subassembly comprising a female portion and a male portion and configured and arranged for threading the inflation catheter into and engaging the elongate tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake
  • Patent number: 10327936
    Abstract: An implant configured for ingestion by a patient. After the implant has been swallowed by the patient and is disposed within the target location, e.g. the patient's stomach, an inflation subcomponent causes the implant to expand from a compact delivery state to an expanded, volume-occupying, deployed state. In the deployed state the implant creates a sensation of satiety in the patient stomach and thereby aids in limiting food intake and obesity. After a predetermined time a deflation subcomponent is actuated and the implant reduces in size so as to allow it to pass through the remainder of the patient's digestive track. The device may further incorporate tracking and visualization subcomponents, as well as pharmaceutical delivery subcomponents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Nelson Quintana, Kaushik A. Patel, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Andrew P. Rasdal, Amy D. L. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 10264995
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, locating, tracking, monitoring, deflating, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake, Sheldon Nelson, Daniel J. Proctor
  • Publication number: 20190000655
    Abstract: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Kaushik A. Patel, Andrew P. Rasdal, Nelson Quintana, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D.L. VandenBerg
  • Patent number: 10085865
    Abstract: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Kaushik A. Patel, Andrew P. Rasdal, Nelson Quintana, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D. L. VandenBerg
  • Publication number: 20180272113
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Andrew P. Rasdal, Neil R. Drake, Amy D.L. VandenBerg
  • Publication number: 20180221633
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and devices for inflating and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake, Andrew P. Rasdal, Matthew S. Lake, Amy D.L. VandenBerg, Antonio C. Llevares, Daniel Proctor
  • Publication number: 20180185185
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Paul D. Faucher, Neil R. Drake, Andrew P. Rasdal, Matthew S. Lake, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D.L. VandenBerg, Antonio C. Llevares, Josefina Nider
  • Publication number: 20180125690
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and devices for inflating and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake, Daniel J. Proctor, Madeline Campbell
  • Publication number: 20180116849
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, locating, tracking, monitoring, deflating, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Mark BRISTER, Neil R. DRAKE, Antonio C. LIEVARES, Shelson NELSON, Daniel J. PROCTOR, Andrew P. RASDAL, Keoni John SUNDSETH, Amy D.L. VANDENBERG, Betty WONG
  • Publication number: 20180110640
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Sheldon Nelson, Daniel J. Proctor, Andrew P. Rasdal, Keoni John Sundseth, Amy D.L. VandenBerg, Betty Wong
  • Publication number: 20180064569
    Abstract: Intragastric volume-occupying devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. The devices, which are inflated by carbon dioxide, include an aluminum or silicon oxide barrier layer providing carbon dioxide retention and an alkylene vinyl alcohol polymer layer providing structural integrity in vivo.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Kaushik A. Patel, Andrew P. Rasdal, Nelson Quintana, Neil R. Drake, Antonio C. Llevares, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D.L. VandenBerg
  • Publication number: 20180049901
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, locating, tracking, monitoring, deflating, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake, Sheldon Nelson
  • Patent number: 9895248
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, locating, tracking, monitoring, deflating, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Neil R. Drake, Sheldon Nelson
  • Publication number: 20180008446
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Paul D. Faucher, Neil R. Drake, Andrew P. Rasdal, Matthew S. Lake, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D.L. VandenBerg, Antonio C. Llevares, Josefina Nider
  • Patent number: 9827128
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided. More particularly, intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, monitoring, and retrieving the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Obalon Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Brister, Paul D. Faucher, Neil R. Drake, Andrew P. Rasdal, Matthew S. Lake, Dubravka Markovic, Amy D. L. VandenBerg, Antonio C. Llevares, Josefina Nider
  • Publication number: 20170290693
    Abstract: Devices and methods for treating obesity are provided, including intragastric devices and methods of fabricating, deploying, inflating, locating, tracking, monitoring, deflating, and retrieving the same. In one embodiment, a device includes a balloon capsule having a distal end, a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end, a connector, a light sensor, and a balloon valve. At least one optical fiber extends along the length of the interior of the catheter and through the valve such that a distal end of the optical fiber is positioned at a distal end of the balloon capsule when the catheter is placed within the balloon capsule, and such that a proximal end of the optical fiber can be received by the light sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Sheldon Nelson, Neil R. Drake