Patents by Inventor Robert S. Schwartz

Robert S. Schwartz 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: 20210121806
    Abstract: An external brace for a filter element is described. The brace is configured to wrap around an exterior of a filter element having a filter media pack. The brace helps to support the filter media pack during filtering operations by preventing outward flexing of the filter media pack caused by fluid flowing through the filter media. In some arrangements, the brace interfaces with a filtration system housing to provide additional support to the filter element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Aditya S. Murthy, Peter K. Herman, Scott W. Schwartz, Robert A. Bannister, Jason A. Scherck, Yashpal Subedi
  • Patent number: 10967188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling blood pressure by controlling atrial pressure and atrial stretch are disclosed. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be configured to deliver a stimulation pulse to at least one cardiac chamber of a heart of a patient, and at least one controller may be configured to execute delivery of one or more stimulation patterns of stimulation pulses to the at least one cardiac chamber, wherein at least one of the stimulation pulses stimulates the heart such that an atrial pressure resulting from atrial contraction of an atrium overlaps in time a passive pressure build-up of the atrium, such that an atrial pressure of the atrium resulting from the stimulation is a combination of the atrial pressure resulting from atrial contraction and the passive pressure build-up and is higher than an atrial pressure of the atrium would be without the stimulation, and such that the blood pressure of the patient is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BackBeat Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Yuval Mika, Darren Sherman, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert A. Van Tassel, Daniel Burkhoff
  • Publication number: 20210085302
    Abstract: Using a delivery system, a disk is introduced into a left atrium (LA) of a heart of a subject. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is everted into the LA by, the from within the LAA, grasping tissue of the LAA, and pulling the LAA through an ostium of the LAA and into the LA. Within the LA, the disk is expanded, and the perimeter of the everted LAA is sandwiched between a periphery of the disk and the wall around the ostium such that the everted LAA covers the ostium. The everted LAA is secured covering the ostium by anchoring the periphery of the disk around the perimeter of the everted LAA. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10952883
    Abstract: Devices and methods for preventing reperfusion injuries when an occlusion balloon is deflated. A catheter having an infusion lumen exiting the catheter distal of a stent balloon and/or occlusion balloon allows a therapeutic agent to be introduced to a target location to establish desired temperatures and pressures prior to deflation of the balloon such that negative effects of reperfusion are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CorFlow Therapeutics AG
    Inventors: Jon H. Hoem, Robert S. Schwartz, Martin T. Rothman
  • Publication number: 20210052168
    Abstract: Devices and methods for determining fluid flow resistance at a targeted location in a bodily fluid vessel by monitoring changes in pressure gradiants across the location while fluid flow is being manipulated by introducing infusate into the target area at different rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20210046016
    Abstract: A method includes delivering a composition to a tissue site within a volume of tissue; and at least one of monitoring the effect of the composition on an electrophysiological state of a region in the volume of tissue and monitoring the migration of the composition in the region after delivery to the site; wherein the composition comprises an ablative agent for performing a treatment within a body of a subject and an excipient for limiting migration of at least one of the composition and the ablative agent within the body after delivery to the tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200391016
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are disclosed for performing transcatheter procedures on a patient that result in similar blood flow changes to the surgical Blalock-Taussig procedure, the Glenn procedure, and the Fontan procedure. Since these transcatheter procedures do not necessarily involve open chest surgery, they tend to be less traumatic for the patient, quicker and easier to perform, and may result in better patient outcomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: NXT Biomedical
    Inventors: Joseph Passman, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert C. Taft, Stanton J. Rowe, Alexander Siegel, Glen Rabito
  • Publication number: 20200390328
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and kits for monitoring one or more physiologic and/or physical signals from a subject are disclosed. A system including a head mounted display to monitor one or more physiologic signals from the face or head of the subject is disclosed. A method for analyzing an ocular parameter of the subject to determine a sympathetic and a parasympathetic outflow thereto is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200316385
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing ventricle filling volume are disclosed. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to reduce ventricle filling volume or even blood pressure. When the heart is stimulated at a consistent rate to reduce blood pressure, the cardiovascular system may over time adapt to the stimulation and revert back to the higher blood pressure. In some embodiments, the stimulation pattern may be configured to be inconsistent such that the adaptation response of the heart is reduced or even prevented. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to cause at least a portion of an atrial contraction to occur while the atrioventricular valve is closed. Such an atrial contraction may deposit less blood into the corresponding ventricle than when the atrioventricular valve is opened throughout an atrial contraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Yuval Mika, Darren Sherman, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert A. Van Tassel, Daniel Burkhoff
  • Patent number: 10791924
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and kits for monitoring one or more physiologic and/or physical signals from a subject are disclosed. A system including a head mounted display to monitor one or more physiologic signals from the face or head of the subject is disclosed. A method for analyzing an ocular parameter of the subject to determine a sympathetic and a parasympathetic outflow thereto is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Autonomix Medical, INC.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200254228
    Abstract: A shunt is described that expands to an hourglass shape. As the shunt expands, both of its ends radially flare outwards relative to its middle section and the length of the shunt foreshortens, which causes the flared ends to engage the tissue surrounding a puncture or aperture within a patient's tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: NXT Biomedical
    Inventors: Robert C. Taft, Glen Rabito, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200229697
    Abstract: A carrying case comprises at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory, at least one network interface, and a housing comprising at least one compartment, the at least one compartment comprising at least one mount configured for attachment of one or more devices utilized in physiologic monitoring of a subject. The at least one processing device is configured to utilize the at least one network interface to establish a first network connection to a body area network comprising the one or more devices, to utilize the at least one network interface to establish a second network connection to a remote server, to receive monitored physiologic data from the one or more devices over the first network connection, and to send the monitored physiologic data to the remote server over the second network connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Dhananjai Hariharan, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200187945
    Abstract: Methods and devices for increasing oxygenation levels in the blood supply and thereby treating the condition of hypoxemia. Multiple approaches such as pressure reduction in the pulmonary circulatory system, reducing triggering mechanisms in the main pulmonary artery and restricting flow in the pulmonary circulatory system are disclosed. Interventions associated with those approaches can including shunting, restrictors, compliance devices, pharmacologic substances, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: NXT Biomedical
    Inventors: Stanton J. Rowe, Robert S. Schwartz, Glen Rabito, Robert C. Taft, Elliot Howard, Alexander Siegel, Joseph Passman
  • Publication number: 20200164139
    Abstract: A system for controlled neuromodulation procedures is disclosed. A system for controlled micro ablation procedures is disclosed. Systems and methods for imaging, monitoring, stimulating, and/or ablating neurological structures coupled to one or more organs of the lower urinary tract (LUT) are disclosed. Such processes may be used to alter the hormonal secretions from one or more organs, to modulate the growth of an organ, alter the growth rate or rate of perineural invasion of a tumor, or the like. In particular such processes may be used to slow, halt and/or reverse the growth of a prostate gland or a prostate tumor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert S. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20200121451
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling blood pressure via electrical stimulation of the heart are disclosed. Embodiments may include at least two different stimulation patterns, each configured to reduce blood pressure to a different degree, and may alternate between stimulation patterns based on the need of a patient, for example, alternating between day and night or between periods of strenuous and light activity. Some embodiments may take advantage of a slow baroreflex response that occurs after treatment is stopped, suspending treatment for extended periods, and then resuming treatment before blood pressure levels reach pretreatment values. Embodiments may control blood pressure by controlling atrial pressure and atrial stretch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yuval Mika, Darren Sherman, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert A. Van Tassel, Daniel Burkhoff
  • Patent number: 10610689
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing ventricle filling volume are disclosed. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to reduce ventricle filling volume or even blood pressure. When the heart is stimulated at a consistent rate to reduce blood pressure, the cardiovascular system may over time adapt to the stimulation and revert back to the higher blood pressure. In some embodiments, the stimulation pattern may be configured to be inconsistent such that the adaptation response of the heart is reduced or even prevented. In some embodiments, a stimulation circuit may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to cause at least a portion of an atrial contraction to occur while the atrioventricular valve is closed. Such an atrial contraction may deposit less blood into the corresponding ventricle than when the atrioventricular valve is opened throughout an atrial contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BackBeat Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuval Mika, Darren Sherman, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert A. Van Tassel, Daniel Burkhoff
  • Publication number: 20200093991
    Abstract: Methods and devices for the diagnosis and treatment of microvascular dysfunction, such as microvascular obstruction (MVO) and other dysfunctional diseases of the microvasculature of many organs, including the heart. The present subject matter provides novel devices and methods to successfully diagnose, restore patency, open and preserve flow, and limit reperfusion injury in organs and cases with microvascular dysfunction. The present subject matter provides apparatus and method to detect, measure and treat microvascular dysfunction in real time during scenarios such as invasive angiographic/therapeutic procedures. Such procedures include therapy for organ systems including the heart (acute myocardial infarction—primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI)), brain stroke (CVA), bowel ischemia/infarction, pulmonary emboli/infarction, critical limb ischemia/infarction, renal ischemia/infarction, and others.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Jon Helge Hoem, Martin T. Rothman
  • Publication number: 20200094060
    Abstract: Methods and devices for reducing ventricle filling volume are disclosed. In some embodiments, an electrical stimulator may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to reduce ventricle filling volume or even blood pressure. When the heart is stimulated in a consistent way to reduce blood pressure, the cardiovascular system may over time adapt to the stimulation and revert back to the higher blood pressure. In some embodiments, the stimulation pattern may be configured to be inconsistent such that the adaptation response of the heart is reduced or even prevented. In some embodiments, an electrical stimulator may be used to stimulate a patient's heart to cause at least a portion of an atrial contraction to occur while the atrioventricular valve is closed. Such an atrial contraction may deposit less blood into the corresponding ventricle than when the atrioventricular valve is opened throughout an atrial contraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Yuval Mika, Darren Sherman, Robert S. Schwartz, Robert A. Van Tassel, Daniel Burkhoff
  • Publication number: 20200085600
    Abstract: Devices and methods of treating conditions cause or exacerbated by excessive fluid pressures or retentions, such as pulmonary hypertension, that involves shunting excessive fluid pressure from one bodily chamber or vessel to another bodily chamber or vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: NXT Biomedical
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Robert C. Taft, Glen Rabito, Alexander Siegel, Joseph Passman
  • Publication number: 20200054867
    Abstract: Devices and methods of treating fluid retention caused by congestive heart failure or other conditions resulting in edema, lymphoedema, or significant fluid retention (e.g., deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, venous stasis insufficiency, or damage to the lymphatic network) are described. Specifically, a treatment device is used to create a passage or cannula between the lymphatic system (or other area of the body) and an external drainage device. This device can be only temporarily located in the patient or can be implanted within the patient for longer periods of time. The physician can safely and reliably remove excess fluid from the body via the device and optionally inject other treatment agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: NXT Biomedical
    Inventors: Robert S. Schwartz, Stanton J. Rowe, Alexander Siegel, Joseph Passman, Robert C. Taft, Glen Rabito