Patents by Inventor Roger J. Talish

Roger J. Talish 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: 8795210
    Abstract: A wearable medical treatment system and method are provided for the treatment of tissue ailments and/or conditions including vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, orthostatic intolerance, reduced blood flow, weak bone structure, orthostatic hypotension, or other conditions, using a vibrating plate. The wearable system and method use magnetic layers to generate magnetic fields to provide vertical and/or horizontal vibrational motion to a platform, thus allowing the system to have a low profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: American Medical Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Titi Trandafir
  • Patent number: 8603017
    Abstract: A vibrational therapy assembly treating and preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis, and other conditions, using vibrational energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: American Medical Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Titi Trandafir, Roger J. Talish, Kenneth McLeod
  • Patent number: 8123707
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for therapeutically treating connective tissue or increasing vascularization in tissue using ultrasound. More particularly, the present invention relates to methods and apparatus which use ultrasound to stimulate growth or healing, or to treating pathologies, of connective tissue, or to increase vascularization in ischaemic or grafted tissue using ultrasound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Exogen, Inc.
    Inventors: James William Huckle, Andrew Carter, Nicolas J. Cotton, William R Walsh, Nelson Scarborough, Roger J. Talish
  • Patent number: 8043234
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing therapeutic treatment using vibrational stimulation, ultrasound stimulation and electro-stimulation. The combined therapeutic treatment allows for more flexible and effective treatment of bone-loss related and other ailments and conditions by providing one or a combination of vibrational, ultrasound and/or electro-stimulation to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: American Medical Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Clinton T. Rubin, Kenneth J. McLeod
  • Patent number: 7942835
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing therapeutic treatment using a combination of ultrasound and vibrational stimulation. The system includes a first therapeutic treatment system or Dynamic Motion Therapy system having a vibrational assembly having a non-rigidly supported platform for generating resonant vibrations. The system further includes a second therapeutic treatment system configured to operate either alone or in conjunction with the first therapeutic treatment system. The second therapeutic treatment system includes an ultrasound transducer assembly which generates ultrasonic waves. In one embodiment, the ultrasonic waves are modulated by the resonant vibrations. One method includes: a) applying vibrational stimulation to a patient's body; and b) simultaneously or non-simultaneously applying an ultrasonic stimulation to the patient's body during a treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: American Medical Innovations, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Clinton T. Rubin, Kenneth J. McLeod
  • Patent number: 7628764
    Abstract: A portable therapeutic device and method of use generate longitudinally propagating ultrasound and shear waves generated by such longitudinally propagating ultrasound to provide effective healing of wounds. A transducer having an operative surface is disposed substantially adjacent to the wound to emit ultrasound to propagate in the direction of the wound to promote healing. Reflections of the ultrasound by bone tissue, by skin layers, or by internally disposed reflective media propagate toward the wound as longitudinal waves, with shear waves generated by the longitudinal waves for the healing of the wound. A focusing element is used for focusing the propagation of the ultrasound at a predetermined angle toward the wound. The operative surface of the transducer may be annularly shaped to encircle the wound to convey the ultrasound and/or reflected ultrasound thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Exogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Luiz R. Duarte, Roger J. Talish
  • Patent number: 7429248
    Abstract: A modal converter having at least one ultrasonic transducer or at least one array of such transducers positioned on the modal converter at various angles relative to a tissue surface and bone tissue surface, such that some combination of one or more of the following occur: longitudinal waves are produced perpendicular to the bone surface, longitudinal waves propagate along the surface of the skin after incidence at the skin tissue surface, and both longitudinal and shear waves propagate along the surface of the bone after incidence at the bone tissue surface. Illuminating an open tissue wound and bone fracture site with these acoustic modes enhances and promotes angiogenesis and the biological endostial or periostial healing phases, or both, of the bone fracture healing process. The spatial and temporal distribution of acoustic waves directed to the treatment area via the ultrasonic transducers and the modal converter may be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Exogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan A. Winder, Roger J. Talish
  • Patent number: 7429249
    Abstract: A method and kit for therapeutically treating bone and tissue injuries using ultrasound. The method includes the steps of introducing an ultrasound contrast agent into the patient, preferably, the patient's blood stream, and impinging ultrasonic waves in proximity to an injury. The ultrasound contrast agent facilitate in lowering the cavitation threshold, i.e., the energy required for the cavitation, to a level attainable by the ultrasonic waves to induce acoustic intracellular microstreaming to accelerate the healing process. The method further includes the steps of maintaining the resonance bubble frequency of the microbubbles of the ultrasound contrast agent from 0.5 MHz to 10 MHz; maintaining the acoustic transmit frequency of the ultrasound waves from 10 kHz to 10 MHz; and maintaining the acoustic spatial average-temporal average (SATA) intensity of the ultrasonic waves from 5 to 500 mW/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Exogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan A. Winder, Roger J. Talish
  • Publication number: 20080214971
    Abstract: A therapeutic device, such as an exercise device, includes the principles of osteogenic repair by incorporating a loading mechanism into the exercise device. By doing so, the therapeutic device provides an increased osteogenic effect, thereby enhancing the benefits of the therapy. As an example, a exercise device includes a support surface for supporting all or part of the bodily tissue of an individual using the device. A linear or rotary loading mechanism associated with the frame or a rotational element of the exercise device drives the support surface at a selected load and frequency, thereby inducing mechanical loading of bodily tissue adjacent to the support surface sufficiently to facilitate the growth, development, strengthening, and/or healing of bone tissue. The loading mechanism may be incorporated into any exercise device, including standard exercise devices such as rowing machines, stair climbing machines, elliptical trainers, bicycles, cross-country ski trainers, treadmills, or weight trainers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Kenneth J. McLeod, Clinton T. Rubin
  • Patent number: 7410469
    Abstract: The invention relates to apparatus and method for ultrasonically and electromagnetically treating tissue to treat, for example, traumatized tissue or a bone injury. The apparatus includes at least one ultrasonic transducer assembly and at least one electromagnetic coil-assembly configured to cooperate with a placement module for placement in proximity to the treatment area. The apparatus also utilizes a portable main operating unit constructed to fit within a pouch or carrying case worn by the patient. In operation, at least one ultrasonic transducer and at least one electromagnetic coil are activated by transmitting control signals to the placement module from the main operating unit. The activation of the at least one ultrasonic transducer causes ultrasonic waves to be propagated toward the treatment area which are modulated by electrostatic and magnetic forces generated by the at least one electromagnetic coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Exogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Alan A. Winder
  • Publication number: 20080139979
    Abstract: At least one apparatus capable of producing resonant vibrations, such as at least one vibrational therapy apparatus that includes at least one platform member having at least one vibrating plate assembly for providing vibrational energy is disclosed. The platform member is configured for mounting to a patient support structure such as a bed or a surface of a pallet. The vibrational therapy apparatus includes a mounting apparatus configured to receive the at least one vibrating plate assembly for securely positioning and removably mounting the at least one platform member to the patient support structure, such as with respect to a surface of the bed or of the pallet. A mounting apparatus is configured to support at least one apparatus capable of producing resonant vibrations, wherein the mounting apparatus is configured for and adapted for mounting the at least one apparatus capable of producing resonant vibrations to a patient support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Juvent, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Kenneth J. McLeod, Kenneth Urgovitch, Anthony Fresco, Clinton T. Rubin
  • Publication number: 20080139977
    Abstract: Non-invasive methods for treating bone tissue using vibrations or vibratory energy. The bone tissue may have undergone a bone-related medical procedure prior to providing the vibrational treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Juvent. Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Clinton T. Rubin, Kenneth J. McLeod
  • Publication number: 20080139978
    Abstract: A method and system for limb shaping and treating bone tissue, including: (a) subjecting a patient, including the bone tissue, to a vibrational stimulus that generates resonant vibrations; and (b) repeating step (a) to treat the bone tissue; wherein a vibrational treatment apparatus capable of generating the resonant vibrations is at least one of directly attached and incorporated to a limb shaping system. The limb shaping system can be an Ilizarov system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Arthu Lifshey, William Walsh
  • Patent number: 7338457
    Abstract: A therapeutic device, such as an exercise device, includes the principles of osteogenic repair by incorporating a loading mechanism into the exercise device. By doing so, the therapeutic device provides an increased osteogenic effect, thereby enhancing the benefits of the therapy. As an example, a exercise device includes a support surface for supporting all or part of the bodily tissue of an individual using the device. A linear or rotary loading mechanism associated with the frame or a rotational element of the exercise device drives the support surface at a selected load and frequency, thereby inducing mechanical loading of bodily tissue adjacent to the support surface sufficiently to facilitate the growth, development, strengthening, and/or healing of bone tissue. The loading mechanism may be incorporated into any exercise device, including standard exercise devices such as rowing machines, stair climbing machines, elliptical trainers, bicycles, cross-country ski trainers, treadmills, or weight trainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Juvent, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Kenneth J. McLeod, Clinton T. Rubin
  • Patent number: 7322948
    Abstract: A therapeutic device, such as an exercise device, includes the principles of osteogenic repair by incorporating a loading mechanism into the exercise device. By doing so, the therapeutic device provides an increased osteogenic effect, thereby enhancing the benefits of the therapy. As an example, a exercise device includes a support surface for supporting all or part of the bodily tissue of an individual using the device. A linear or rotary loading mechanism associated with the frame or a rotational element of the exercise device drives the support surface at a selected load and frequency, thereby inducing mechanical loading of bodily tissue adjacent to the support surface sufficiently to facilitate the growth, development, strengthening, and/or healing of bone tissue. The loading mechanism may be incorporated into any exercise device, including standard exercise devices such as rowing machines, stair climbing machines, elliptical trainers, bicycles, cross-country ski trainers, treadmills, or weight trainers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Juvent, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Kenneth J. McLeod, Clinton T. Rubin
  • Publication number: 20080015477
    Abstract: A wearable medical treatment system and method are provided for the treatment of tissue ailments and/or conditions including vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, orthostatic intolerance, reduced blood flow, weak bone structure, orthostatic hypotension, or other conditions, using a vibrating plate. The wearable system and method use magnetic layers to generate magnetic fields to provide vertical and/or horizontal vibrational motion to a platform, thus allowing the system to have a low profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Titi Trandafir
  • Publication number: 20070232963
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for providing therapeutic treatment using a combination of ultrasound and vibrational stimulation. The system includes a first therapeutic treatment system or Dynamic Motion Therapy system having a vibrational assembly having a non-rigidly supported platform for generating resonant vibrations. The system further includes a second therapeutic treatment system configured to operate either alone or in conjunction with the first therapeutic treatment system. The second therapeutic treatment system includes an ultrasound transducer assembly which generates ultrasonic waves. In one embodiment, the ultrasonic waves are modulated by the resonant vibrations. One method includes: a) applying vibrational stimulation to a patient's body; and b) simultaneously or non-simultaneously applying an ultrasonic stimulation to the patient's body during a treatment session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Clinton T. Rubin, Kenneth J. McLeod
  • Patent number: 7211060
    Abstract: Ultrasound bandages (10) and ultrasound transducer array bandages are provided herein to accelerate the healing of wounds by positioning the ultrasound bandages (10) and ultrasound transducer array bandages adjacent to a wound and generating ultrasonic pulses. The ultrasound bandages (10) generally include (a) a backing layer (12), (b) an adhesive layer (14) applied to, and substantially coextensive with the backing layer (12), and (c) a transducer material (16) disposed on at least a portion of the adhesive layer (14). The ultrasound transducer array bandages generally include (a) a backing layer (13), (b) an adhesive layer applied to, and substantially coextensive with, the backing layer, and (c) an array comprising a plurality of transducer materials arranged in adjacent relation to define spaces therebetween, the array being disposed on at least a portion of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Exogen, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Alan A. Winder
  • Patent number: 7166067
    Abstract: A therapeutic device, such as an exercise device, includes the principles of osteogenic repair by incorporating a vibrational loading mechanism into the exercise device. By doing so, the therapeutic device provides an increased osteogenic effect, thereby enhancing the benefits of the therapy. As an example, an exercise device includes a support surface for supporting all or part of the bodily tissue of an individual using the device. A linear or rotary vibrational loading mechanism associated with the frame or a rotational element of the exercise device drives the support surface at a selected load and frequency, thereby inducing mechanical loading of bodily tissue adjacent to the support surface sufficiently to facilitate the growth, development, strengthening, and/or healing of bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Juvent, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Talish, Kenneth J. McLeod, Clinton T. Rubin
  • Patent number: D564734
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Juvent, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Krompasick, Roger J. Talish