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: 20100137897
    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: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20100100116
    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: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: 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: 20100100117
    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: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: 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