Patents by Inventor Reza Shaker

Reza Shaker 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).

  • Patent number: 10660653
    Abstract: An esophageal device is used to recognize, diagnose, characterize, or relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the esophageal device measures a UES response to esophageal fluid infusion to detect or characterize an abnormality or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. An Upper Esophageal Sphincter compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the Upper Esophageal Sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventor: Reza Shaker
  • Patent number: 10582932
    Abstract: A swallow exerciser device that exercises and thereby strengthens the muscles involved in swallowing includes a rigid shell, an adjustable fastener, and an inflatable pad. The rigid shell has a longitudinal dimension such that the shell extends above and below the larynx of the subject when the swallow exerciser device is positioned over the larynx of the subject. The adjustable fastener is dimensioned to secure the shell around a neck of the subject with the shell positioned over the larynx of the subject. The inflatable pad is connected to a proximal surface of the shell. The inflatable pad is dimensioned to apply resistance to force of at least one swallowing muscle of the subject when the shell positioned over the larynx of the subject and when the inflatable pad is in an inflated position. The swallow exerciser device can be used in a method for improving swallowing function in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: The Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Southern California
    Inventors: Reza Shaker, Anisa Shaker
  • Patent number: 10478196
    Abstract: A compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the upper esophageal sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective upper esophageal sphincter anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the compression device is used in conjunction with an external pressure sensing device to determine the external pressure that is to be applied to the cricoid for a specific patient. The compression device can be a means for the management and/or treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality, or a means for strengthening an esophageal sphincter of a subject, or a means for curing esophageal reflux disease of a subject, or a means for improving vocal function in a subject, or a means for managing lung aspiration, or a means for applying cricoid pressure during anesthesia intubation, or a means for stabilizing body structures such as during medical imaging or radiation treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., Somna Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter, Eugene Paul Maloney, Eric David North, Paul Raine, Peter Alex
  • Publication number: 20190284422
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device comprising a printed substrate comprising a trace of molecular ink thereon, the molecular ink being sintered to form a conductive metal trace forming the electronic device, wherein the molecular ink is chosen from a) a flake-less printable composition of 30-60 wt % of a C8-C12 silver carboxylate, 0.1-10 wt % of a polymeric binder and balance of at least one organic solvent, all weights based on total weight of the composition; or b) a flake-less printable composition of 5-75 wt % of bis(2-ethyl-1-hexylamine) copper (II) formate, bis(octylamine) copper (II) formate or tris(octylamine) copper (II) formate, 0.25-10 wt % of a polymeric binder and balance of at least one organic solvent, all weights based on total weight of the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicants: GGI INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA, HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA (...)
    Inventors: Xiangyang LIU, Olga MOZENSON, Bhavana DEORE, Chantal PAQUET, Arnold KELL, Patrick MALENFANT, Julie FERRIGNO, Olivier FERRAND, Jian Xiong HU, Sylvie LAFRENIERE, Reza CHAHARMIR, Jonathan ETHIER, Khelifa HETTAK, Jafar SHAKER, Adrian MOMCIU
  • Publication number: 20180280030
    Abstract: A compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the upper esophageal sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective upper esophageal sphincter anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the compression device is used in conjunction with an external pressure sensing device to determine the external pressure that is to be applied to the cricoid for a specific patient. The compression device can be a means for the management and/or treatment of abnormal upper esophageal sphincter functionality, or a means for strengthening an esophageal sphincter of a subject, or a means for curing esophageal reflux disease of a subject, or a means for improving vocal function in a subject, or a means for managing lung aspiration, or a means for applying cricoid pressure during anesthesia intubation, or a means for stabilizing body structures such as during medical imaging or radiation treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter, Eugene Paul Maloney, Eric David North, Paul Raine, Peter Alex
  • Publication number: 20170237456
    Abstract: A method and system for antenna alignment is provided at a receiving antenna. Geolocation information of the receiving antenna is entered. An auto-programming sequence is initiated to tune to channels received from a transmitting antenna. A plurality of transmitted signals is received from the transmitting antenna. Each of the plurality of transmitted signals is transmitted on a respective channel and includes geolocation information of the transmitting antenna, conditional access data, and a payload. A signal processor of the receiving antenna calculates a signal path between the receiving antenna and the transmitting antenna for receiving each of the plurality of transmitted signals based on the geolocation information of the receiving antenna and the geolocation information of the transmitting antenna. A storage device of the receiving antenna records, as part of a selection list, a channel number and the calculated signal path to the transmitting antenna for each of the plurality of transmitted signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Reza Shaker, Anisa Shaker
  • Publication number: 20170056021
    Abstract: An esophageal device is used to recognize, diagnose, characterize, or relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the esophageal device measures a UES response to esophageal fluid infusion to detect or characterize an abnormality or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. An Upper Esophageal Sphincter compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the Upper Esophageal Sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Reza Shaker
  • Patent number: 9526449
    Abstract: An esophageal device is used to recognize, diagnose, characterize, or relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the esophageal device measures a UES response to esophageal fluid infusion to detect or characterize an abnormality or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. An Upper Esophageal Sphincter compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the Upper Esophageal Sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventor: Reza Shaker
  • Publication number: 20130090573
    Abstract: An esophageal device is used to recognize, diagnose, characterize, or relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. In one implementation, the esophageal device measures a UES response to esophageal fluid infusion to detect or characterize an abnormality or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality. An Upper Esophageal Sphincter compression device is used to increase intra-luminal pressure within the Upper Esophageal Sphincter of a patient in order relieve an impact of an abnormal or defective UES anatomy, physiology, or functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Reza Shaker
  • Publication number: 20050027313
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for measuring the compliance of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the apparatus comprises a catheter having a plurality of extendable members disposed therealong for both measuring the compliance of the LES and stimulating the esophagus which relaxes the LES to obtain a more clinically relevant measurement of LES compliance. In one embodiment, the plurality of extendable members include a first balloon which is located and inflated within the esophagus to trigger esophageal motility, a second, non-elastic balloon that is positioned within the LES, and a third balloon which is inflated within the stomach to help align the second balloon with LES. Incrementally increasing volumes of air are introduced into the second balloon, with the resulting pressures exerted by the LES calculated and compared to normative values to assess the condition of the LES.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Inventor: Reza Shaker
  • Patent number: 6773452
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for measuring the compliance of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the apparatus including a catheter having a plurality of extendable members for both measuring the compliance of the LES and stimulating the esophagus which relaxes the LES to obtain a more clinically relevant measurement of LES compliance. In one embodiment, the plurality of extendable members include a first balloon which is located and inflated within the esophagus to trigger esophageal motility, a second, non-elastic balloon that is positioned within the LES, and a third balloon which is inflated within the stomach to help align the second balloon with LES. Incrementally increasing volumes of air are introduced into the second balloon, with the resulting pressures exerted by the LES calculated and compared to normative values to assess the condition of the LES.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Assignee: Wilson-Cook Medical Incorporated
    Inventor: Reza Shaker
  • Publication number: 20010053920
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for measuring the compliance of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the apparatus comprises a catheter having a plurality of extendable members disposed therealong for both measuring the compliance of the LES and stimulating the esophagus which relaxes the LES to obtain a more clinically relevant measurement of LES compliance. In one embodiment, the plurality of extendable members include a first balloon which is located and inflated within the esophagus to trigger esophageal motility, a second, non-elastic balloon that is positioned within the LES, and a third balloon which is inflated within the stomach to help align the second balloon with LES. Incrementally increasing volumes of air are introduced into the second balloon, with the resulting pressures exerted by the LES calculated and compared to normative values to assess the condition of the LES.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Applicant: Wilson-Cook Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Reza Shaker
  • Patent number: D715947
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., Somna Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Nick J. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter
  • Patent number: D724225
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc., Somna Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventors: Nick T. Maris, James S. Miller, Reza Shaker, Timothy Bachman, Nathan Schlueter