Patents by Inventor R. Michael Casanova

R. Michael Casanova 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: 20010003007
    Abstract: Pannus-resisting implantable medical devices comprise one or more antimicrobial reservoirs, each such reservoir incorporating antimicrobial substances in predetermined distributions for timed release in vivo. Predetermined distributions of antimicrobial substances incorporated in antimicrobial reservoirs are achieved through use of fluid solvent carriers, which may comprise supercritical fluid solvents. Precipitation of antimicrobial substances from such solvent carriers in predetermined distributions is accomplished through evaporation and/or application of heating, cooling or decreased ambient pressure to the solvent carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Chinn, R. Michael Casanova