Patents by Inventor R. Rox Anderson

R. Rox Anderson 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: 20210220666
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating or preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. In particular, systems and methods are provided for a phototherapy treatment or prevention system that delivers light radiation to a patient's body to photodissociate carbon monoxide from hemoglobin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventors: Warren M. Zapol, R. Rox Anderson, Luca Zazzeron, Walfre Franco, William A. Farinelli
  • Publication number: 20210145476
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing a hair transplant using a hair transplant device. The hair transplant device comprises a coring needle, a splitting needle, a housing, and a user interface. The coring needle forms a coring lumen configured to extract a hair follicle from a donor site. The splitting needle is configured to create an opening in a recipient site. The housing at least partially surrounds one of the coring needle and the splitting needle. The user interface extends from the housing and is movable relative to the coring needle to push the hair follicle from the coring lumen into the opening in the recipient site formed by the splitting needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Walfre Franco, Esmeralda Ibarra-Silva, William F. Farinelli, Joshua Tam, R. Rox Anderson, Lynn Drake
  • Patent number: 10953236
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating or preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. In particular, systems and methods are provided for a phototherapy treatment or prevention system that delivers light radiation to a patient's body to photodissociate carbon monoxide from hemoglobin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Warren M. Zapol, R. Rox Anderson, Luca Zazzeron, Walfre Franco, William A. Farinelli
  • Publication number: 20190262072
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems and methods for providing a controlled thermal treatment to a target medium. A preconditioning process is performed to establish a thermal gradient within the target medium. Following the establishment of the thermal gradient, a phototreatment is performed within the target medium. The target medium can contain a chromophore of interest, such as sebum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Fernanda H. Sakamoto, R. Rox Anderson, William A. Farinelli
  • Publication number: 20180140863
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating or preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. In particular, systems and methods are provided for a phototherapy treatment or prevention system that delivers light radiation to a patient's body to photodissociate carbon monoxide from hemoglobin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Warren M. Zapol, R. Rox Anderson, Luca Zazzeron, Walfre Franco, William A. Farinelli
  • Publication number: 20120083862
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicants: The General Hospital Corporation, D/B/A Massachusetts General Hospital, PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLGIES
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, R. Rox Anderson
  • Patent number: 8109924
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignees: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, R. Rox Anderson
  • Publication number: 20110319877
    Abstract: A platform Smart Scalpel system using rapid real-time feedback for effecting laser treatment. The platform system includes an imaging system for rapid real-time detection of tissue characteristics, a processing system for processing the detected characteristics, and a treatment system for effecting treatment in accordance with results of the processing. The platform system provides for preprogramming and real-time inputting conditions and parameters for diagnosis using the imaging system and/or treatment using the treatment system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicants: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: R. Rox Anderson, Ian W. Hunter, Colin J. H. Brenan, Keng Hui Lim, Elizabeth Sebem
  • Publication number: 20110172651
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicants: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLGIES, INC., The General Hospital d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, R. Rox Anderson
  • Patent number: 7967016
    Abstract: A platform Smart Scalpel system using rapid real-time feedback for effecting laser treatment. The platform system includes an imaging system for rapid real-time detection of tissue characteristics, a processing system for processing the detected characteristics, and a treatment system for effecting treatment in accordance with results of the processing. The platform system provides for preprogramming and real-time inputting conditions and parameters for diagnosis using the imaging system and/or treatment using the treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: R. Rox Anderson, Ian W. Hunter, Colin J. H. Brenan, Keng Hui Lim, Elizabeth Sebern
  • Publication number: 20110137230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for performing a medical procedure on a patient, for example a dermatological procedure, by use of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) having a relatively low peak power, and in particular a peak power low enough so as not to result in a phase change in the heater or chromophore absorbing radiation which would result in a significant reduction in its absorption, and of relatively long duration which is generally greater than, sometimes significantly greater than, the thermal relaxation time of the irradiated target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicants: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., The General Hospital Corporation D/B/A Massachusetts General Hospital
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Michael Smotrich, Henry H. Zenzie, Michael Z. Smirnov, R. Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, Eliot Battle
  • Patent number: 7942153
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved methods and apparatus for skin treatment. The apparatus includes multiple sources of optical energy or several blades that are scanned along a region of skin to form micro-line patterns of damaged tissue. The micro-lines are small in at least one dimension, having a width of less than about 1 mm, and the wounded regions promote beneficial results by stimulation of wound healing and tissue remodeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Dieter Manstein, R. Rox Anderson
  • Patent number: 7935107
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignees: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, R. Rox Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100228326
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicants: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., The General Hospital Corporation d/b/a Massachusetts General Hospital
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, R. Rox Anderson
  • Patent number: 7758621
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignees: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, R. Rox Anderson
  • Patent number: 7627363
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a novel multi-spectral contrast agent-enhanced polarized light imaging technique that enables rapid imaging of large tissue fields. The imaging device includes a tunable monochromatic light source and a CCD camera. Linear polarizers are placed into both the incident and collected light pathways in order to limit the measurement volume to the superficial tissue layers. To enhance the tumor contrast in the image, aqueous solutions of toluidine blue or methylene blue are topically applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Anna N. Yaroslavsky, R. Rox Anderson
  • Patent number: 7597692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microscission methods and devices used for the manipulation or modification of the body tissue by the formation of microconduits in a tissue. The term “microconduit” refers to a small opening, channel, or hole into, or through, a tissue, that allows transfer of materials by liquid flow, and by electrophoresis, the microconduit being formed upon impact of a plurality of accelerated microparticles with the surface of the tissue. This process of “microscission” comprises forming at least one microconduit in tissue including the steps of: accelerating a plurality of microparticles to a velocity that causes the microparticles to penetrate a region of tissue surface upon impingement of the microparticles on the tissue surface; and directing the microparticle towards the region of tissue surface, thereby causing the microparticles to penetrate the tissue and form a microconduit in the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Weaver, R. Rox Anderson, Terry O. Herndon
  • Publication number: 20090024193
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth by applying optical radiation thereto of a wavelength able to reach the depth of the region and of a selected relatively low power for a duration sufficient for the radiation to effect the desired treatment while concurrently cooling tissue above the selected region to protect such tissue. Treatment may be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicants: PALOMAR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC., THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION d/b/a MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Andrei V. Erofeev, Henry H. Zenzie, R. Rox Anderson, Dierer Manstein, James Burke, III, Andrew Radl, Michael Z. Smirnov
  • Publication number: 20080269733
    Abstract: A method for treating wrinkles in skin involves the use of a beam of pulsed, scanned or gated continuous wave laser or incoherent radiation. The method comprises generating a beam of radiation, directing the beam of radiation to a targeted dermal region between 100 microns and 1.2 millimeters below a wrinkle in the skin, and thermally injuring collagen in the targeted dermal region. The beam of radiation has a wavelength of between 1.3 and 1.8 microns. The method may include cooling an area of the skin above the targeted dermal region while partially denaturing the collagen in the targeted dermal region. The method may also include cooling an area of the skin above the targeted dermal region prior to thermally injuring collagen in the targeted dermal region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: R. Rox Anderson, Edward Victor Ross, James C. Hsia, Kathleen McMillan
  • Patent number: 7351252
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for treating tissue in a region at depth by applying optical radiation thereto of a wavelength able to reach the depth of the region and of a selected relatively low power for a duration sufficient for the radiation to effect the desired treatment while concurrently cooling tissue above the selected region to protect such tissue. Treatment may be enhanced by applying mechanical, acoustic or electrical stimulation to the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory B. Altshuler, Andrei V. Erofeev, Henry H. Zenzie, R. Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, James Burke, III, Andrew Radl, Michael Z. Smirnov