Patents by Inventor Paul Yock

Paul Yock 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: 20120046590
    Abstract: A skin frame or other skin straining device strains skin on each side of a wound where a wound has been closed to off load stresses at the wound site. A dressing may be applied to the strained skin. The dressing may be integral with one or more elements of the skin straining device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Yock, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Jasper Jackson, John A. Zepeda, William R. Beasley
  • Patent number: 8115048
    Abstract: Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a wound includes stress, strain, and any combination of stress and strain. The control of a wound's mechanical environment can be active, passive, dynamic, or static. The devices are configured to be removably secured to a skin surface in proximity to the wound site and shield the wound from endogenous and/or exogenous stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Michael T. Longaker, Paul Yock
  • Patent number: 8063263
    Abstract: Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a wound includes stress, strain, and any combination of stress and strain. The control of a wound's mechanical environment can be active, passive, dynamic, or static. The devices are configured to be removably secured to a skin surface in proximity to the wound site and shield the wound from endogenous and/or exogenous stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Michael T. Longaker, Paul Yock
  • Patent number: 7683234
    Abstract: Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a wound includes stress, strain, and any combination of stress and strain. The control of a wound's mechanical environment can be active, passive, dynamic, or static. The devices are configured to be removably secured to a skin surface in proximity to the wound site and shield the wound from endogenous and/or exogenous stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Michael T. Longaker, Paul Yock
  • Publication number: 20090163844
    Abstract: Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a wound includes stress, strain, and any combination of stress and strain. The control of a wound's mechanical environment can be active, passive, dynamic, or static. The devices are configured to be removably secured to a skin surface in proximity to the wound site and shield the wound from endogenous and/or exogenous stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Reinhold H. DAUSKARDT, Michael T. LONGAKER, Paul YOCK
  • Publication number: 20090131845
    Abstract: Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a wound includes stress, strain, and any combination of stress and strain. The control of a wound's mechanical environment can be active, passive, dynamic, or static. The devices are configured to be removably secured to a skin surface in proximity to the wound site and shield the wound from endogenous and/or exogenous stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Michael T. Longaker, Paul Yock
  • Publication number: 20090131846
    Abstract: Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a wound includes stress, strain, and any combination of stress and strain. The control of a wound's mechanical environment can be active, passive, dynamic, or static. The devices are configured to be removably secured to a skin surface in proximity to the wound site and shield the wound from endogenous and/or exogenous stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2009
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. GURTNER, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Michael T. Longaker, Paul Yock
  • Publication number: 20080033334
    Abstract: Devices, bandages, kits and methods are described that can control or regulate the mechanical environment of a wound to ameliorate scar and/or keloid formation. The mechanical environment of a wound includes stress, strain, and any combination of stress and strain. The control of a wound's mechanical environment can be active, passive, dynamic, or static. The devices are configured to be removably secured to a skin surface in proximity to the wound site and shield the wound from endogenous and/or exogenous stress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Geoffrey Gurtner, Reinhold Dauskardt, Michael Longaker, Paul Yock
  • Publication number: 20070015998
    Abstract: A catheter is provided for insertion in the he blood vessel of a patient for ultrasonically imaging the vessel wall. The catheter includes a tubular element and an internally housed drive cable for effective circumferential scan about the catheter of an ultrasonic generating means. Both the tubular element and the drive cable are of a size and flexibility sufficient to permit their introduction into the vessel and subsequent advancement through the vessel to the location of the vessel wall where imaging is desired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Publication date: January 18, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Yock
  • Publication number: 20050215895
    Abstract: Devices and methods for obtaining a three-dimensional image of an internal body site are provided. The subject devices are elongated structures (e.g., catheters) having a plurality of ultrasonic transducers located at their distal end. The configuration of the plurality of ultrasonic transducers may be reversibly changed from a first to a second configuration, where the radial aperture of the plurality of ultrasonic transducers is greater in the second configuration than in the first configuration. A feature of certain embodiments of the subject invention is that the plurality of ultrasonic tranducers are configured in the second configuration as a substantially continuous set of transducers. In using the subject imaging devices, the distal end of the devices is positioned at the internal body site of interest while the plurality of ultrasonic transducers is in the first configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Richard Popp, Ali Hassan, Christian Eversull, Jeremy Johnson, Paul Yock
  • Publication number: 20050171570
    Abstract: Apparatus for introduction into the vessel of a patient comprising a guiding catheter adapted to be inserted into the vessel of the patient and a device adapted to be inserted into the guiding catheter. The device includes a flexible elongate member and a sleeve carried by the flexible elongate member near the distal extremity thereof and extending from a region near the distal extremity to a region spaced from the distal extremity of the flexible elongate element. The device also includes a guide wire adapted to extend through the sleeve so that the guide wire extends rearwardly of the sleeve extending alongside of and exteriorally of the flexible elongate element into a region near the proximal extremity of the flexible elongate element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventor: Paul Yock
  • Publication number: 20050059931
    Abstract: A catheter system for localized or semi-localized administration of agents through the wall of a blood vessel is provided. Various catheter system constructions which use at least one expandable occluding device to create an isolated region are provided. Constructions using one catheter and one occlusion device are provided, along with constructions using two catheters and multiple occlusion devices. The catheter system may include a catheter with a variable stiffness along its length. The catheter system may also include a guide wire integrated with an inner catheter. The catheter can infuse the agent into the blood vessel in a pressure regulated manner. Methods for delivery and infusion of the agent within a blood vessel are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Inventors: Michi Garrison, Todd Brinton, Peter Campbell, Steve Roe, Stephen Salmon, Paul Yock
  • Patent number: 5879305
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are described for introducing an imaging catheter to the coronary vasculature. A guiding catheter is introduced so that the distal end of the guiding catheter engages a coronary os. The distal end of the guiding catheter is shaped so that a mark on the distal end is oriented in a predetermined orientation relative to the coronary vasculature. An imaging catheter is then introduced through the guiding catheter and an image of the mark is produced with the imaging catheter while in the guiding catheter. In this manner, the relative orientation of the produced image and the coronary vasculature is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Yock, Yue-Teh Jang, Stephen M. Salmon
  • Patent number: 5724977
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are described for introducing an imaging catheter to the coronary vasculature. A guiding catheter is introduced so that the distal end of the guiding catheter engages a coronary os. The distal end of the guiding catheter is shaped so that a mark on the distal end is oriented in a predetermined orientation relative to the coronary vasculature. An imaging catheter is then introduced through the guiding catheter and an image of the mark is produced with the imaging catheter while in the guiding catheter. In this manner, the relative orientation of the produced image and the coronary vasculature is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Cardiovascular Imaging Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Yock, Yue-Teh Jang, Stephen M. Salmon
  • Patent number: 5596990
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are described for introducing an imaging catheter to the coronary vasculature. A guiding catheter is introduced so that the distal end of the guiding catheter engages a coronary os. The distal end of the guiding catheter is shaped so that a mark on the distal end is oriented in a predetermined orientation relative to the coronary vasculature. An imaging catheter is then introduced through the guiding catheter and an image of the mark is produced with the imaging catheter while in the guiding catheter. In this manner, the relative orientation of the produced image and the coronary vasculature is known.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Inventors: Paul Yock, Yue-Teh Jang, Stephen M. Salmon