Patents by Inventor Rudy A. Mazzocchi

Rudy A. Mazzocchi 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: 10300268
    Abstract: Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, CT, or frameless surgical navigation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: Medtronic, Inc., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: James Skakoon, Robert Wharen, Matthew Solar, Kari Parmer, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, John David, Frank Murdock, David Hatcher, Thomas I. Miller, Timothy Parmer, Charles Truwit
  • Publication number: 20190142574
    Abstract: Medical implants comprising biocompatible materials and having surface features that may assist in biocompatibility upon implantation in the body are described. Methods for manufacturing such implants are also described. The manufacturing process may include applying a biocompatible material to a texturized surface of a mold. The implants may include various features to assist their positioning, fixation, and/or identification during and/or after implantation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Juan José Chacón QUIRÓS, Roberto DE MEZERVILLE, John HANCOCK, Salvador DADA, Nathalia ARAUJO, Josue CASCANTE, Rudy A. MAZZOCCHI
  • Publication number: 20190125401
    Abstract: A medical device may include a shaft extending between a proximal end and a distal end. The shaft may include a lumen therein. The medical device may include a handle coupled to the proximal end of the shaft and may include a mode selector. The mode selector may be adapted to transition between a first mode and a second mode of the medical device. The medical device may further include a compressed fluid source. In the first mode, the compressed fluid source may be fluidly coupled with the shaft so as to impart a negative pressure in at least a portion of the lumen. In the second mode, the compressed fluid source may be fluidly coupled with the shaft so as to impart a positive pressure in the at least a portion of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Establlishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Juan Jose CHACON QUIROS, Rudy A. MAZZOCCHI, Roberto DE MEZERVILLE, John HANCOCK, Nathalia ARAUJO, Matthew SOLAR, Nicholas LEWIN
  • Publication number: 20190108427
    Abstract: Implantable transponders comprising no ferromagnetic parts for use in medical implants are disclosed herein. Such transponders may assist in preventing interference of transponders with medical imaging technologies. Such transponders may optionally be of a small size, and may assist in collecting and transmitting data and information regarding implanted medical devices. Methods of using such transponders, readers for detecting such transponders, and methods for using such readers are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Randolph Keith GEISSLER, Rudy A. MAZZOCCHI, Juan Jose Chacon QUIROS, Steven A. LEWIS
  • Patent number: 10176412
    Abstract: Implantable transponders comprising no ferromagnetic parts for use in medical implants are disclosed herein. Such transponders may assist in preventing interference of transponders with medical imaging technologies. Such transponders may optionally be of a small size, and may assist in collecting and transmitting data and information regarding implanted medical devices. Methods of using such transponders, readers for detecting such transponders, and methods for using such readers are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Establishment Labs S.A.
    Inventors: Randolph Keith Geissler, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Juan José Chacón Quirós
  • Publication number: 20180243083
    Abstract: An intraocular implant (IOI) includes a lens structure with variable optical power, a sensor that detects an optical accommodation response, a rechargeable power storage device, a recharging interface, a wireless communication interface, and a controller. The controller can receive information from the sensor indicating an optical accommodation response, control the lens structure to vary the variable optical power based on the information received from the sensor, control the recharging interface to recharge the rechargeable power storage device, and further control the recharging interface to receive power for operation of the IOI, and transmit and receive information through the wireless communication interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Elenza, Inc.
    Inventors: Amitava Gupta GUPTA, Rudy Mazzocchi, Roel TRIP, Brian PETERSON, George CINTRA, Joey CHEN, Leslie HALBERG
  • Patent number: 10052195
    Abstract: An implantable ophthalmic device with flexible, fluid-filled membranes provide dynamically variable optical power to restore lost accommodation in individuals suffering from presbyopia or aphakia without moving parts or reducing the amount of transmitted light. Actuating the device causes the fluid-filled membrane to change curvature, which produces a corresponding change in optical power. For instance, squeezing the edge of the membrane causes the center of the membrane to bulge by an amount proportional to the squeezing force. Alternatively, heating or applying a voltage to the membrane may cause the liquid in the membrane to undergo a phase transition accompanied by a corresponding change in volume that causes the membrane to inflate so as to change the optical power of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ELENZA, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald David Blum, Rudy Mazzocchi
  • Publication number: 20170228627
    Abstract: Implantable transponders comprising no ferromagnetic parts for use in medical implants are disclosed herein. Such transponders may assist in preventing interference of transponders with medical imaging technologies. Such transponders may optionally be of a small size, and may assist in collecting and transmitting data and information regarding implanted medical devices. Methods of using such transponders, readers for detecting such transponders, and methods for using such readers are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Randolph Keith GEISSLER, Rudy A. MAZZOCCHI, Juan José Chacón Quirós
  • Publication number: 20170105873
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an implant for placing inside the eye such that the implant comes into contact with the interior tissue of the eye such that it conforms to the inner globe geometry of the eye. Implants of the present invention may also be used to alter the focal length of the eye thereby providing a treatment method for the correction of myopia and hyperopia. The device may consist of several possible configurations, an open mesh structure, a solid metal ring, a solid polymer shape, a mesh polymer shape or combination of these.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Rudy A MAZZOCCHI, Michael W. CALHOUN
  • Patent number: 9532902
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an implant for placing inside the eye such that the implant comes into contact with the interior tissue of the eye such that it conforms to the inner globe geometry of the eye. Implants of the present invention may also be used to alter the focal length of the eye thereby providing a treatment method for the correction of myopia and hyperopia. The device may consist of several possible configurations, an open mesh structure, a solid metal ring, a solid polymer shape, a mesh polymer shape or combination of these. The shape may be a curve, a sphere, a ring or a combination thereof that are specifically shaped to approximate a desired portion of the interior globe of the eye in order to treat myopia or hyperopia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Optistent, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Michael Calhoun
  • Publication number: 20160324628
    Abstract: Described herein is an implantable intraocular lens that can automatically adjust its optical power based on the eye's natural response for accommodation of targets at varying distances. The implantable intraocular lens includes a physiological sensor for detecting a physiological response of an eye associated with an ocular accommodation, and an electro-optical element configured to adjust optical power based on the detected physiological response of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: Elenza ,Inc.
    Inventors: Amitava GUPTA, Rudy MAZZOCCHI, Roel TRIP, Urban SCHNELL, Jean-Noel FEHR
  • Publication number: 20150100064
    Abstract: Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, CT, or frameless surgical navigation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: James G. SKAKOON, Robert WHAREN, Matthew S. SOLAR, Kari PARMER, Rudy A. MAZZOCCHI, John DAVID, Frank MURDOCK, David HATCHER, Thomas I. MILLER, Timothy Alan PARMER, Charles L. TRUWIT
  • Patent number: 8911452
    Abstract: Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, CT, or frameless surgical navigation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Medtronic, Inc., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: James G. Skakoon, Robert Wharen, Matthew S. Solar, Kari Parmer, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, John David, Frank Murdock, David Hatcher, Thomas I. Miller, Timothy Alan Parmer, Charles L. Truwit
  • Patent number: 8845656
    Abstract: Devices and methods provide accurate targeting, placement, and/or stabilization of an electrode or other instrument(s) into the brain or other body organ, such as to treat severe tremor or other neurological disorders. Targeting is performed using any form of image-guidance, including real-time MRI, CT, or frameless surgical navigation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Medtronic, Inc., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: James G. Skakoon, Robert Wharen, Matthew S. Solar, Kari Parmer, Rudy A. Mazzocchi, John David, Frank Murdock, David Hatcher, Thomas I. Miller, Timothy Alan Parmer, Charles L. Truwit
  • Publication number: 20130338767
    Abstract: An implantable ophthalmic device with one or more optical elements coupled to one or more shape-memory members provides dynamically variable optical power to restore lost accommodation in individuals suffering from presbyopia or aphakia. Running current from a power supply through the shape-memory members causes the shape-memory members to heat up. Once the current heats the shape-memory members past a forward phase-transition temperature, the shape-memory members change shape, which, in turn, causes the optical element(s) to move, yielding a corresponding change in effective optical power. Cooling the shape-memory members (e.g., by reducing or stopping the flow of current) below a reverse phase-transition temperature causes the shape-memory members to return to their original shape, which, in turn, restoring the optical element(s) to their original positions and returning the effective optical power to its original level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Rudy Mazzocchi, Ronald David Blum
  • Publication number: 20130261744
    Abstract: Implantable ophthalmic devices with aspheric lenses and dynamic electro-active elements offer excellent depth of field and image quality while providing high optical throughput. An exemplary implantable ophthalmic device includes an aspheric lens with a negative spherical aberration that varies with radius. The aspheric lens can have peak optical powers at its geometric centers surrounded by a region of varying optical power (with varying slope) that extends radially from its center. When implanted, these aspheric lenses provide an incremental optical power that varies as a function of pupil diameter, which changes with object distance, for viewing far, intermediate, and near objects. The aspheric lens may also bonded or integrally formed with a spherical lens that provides fixed optical power for viewing far objects and/or a dynamic electro-active element that with two or more states (e.g., on and off) for increasing the effective optical power when viewing near objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Elenza, Inc.
    Inventors: Amitava Gupta, Nicholas Wooder, Ronald D. Blum, Rudy Mazzocchi, Urban Schnell
  • Publication number: 20130242256
    Abstract: A sensor system includes at least two sensors for distinguishing accommodative stimuli from changes in ambient lights levels and task-induced changes in the pupil diameter. When implanted, the first sensor is disposed completely within the pupil; even when fully constricted, the pupil does not occlude the first sensor, allowing the sensor to make precise measurements of ambient luminous flux levels. The pupil occludes part of the second sensor's active area(s) as the pupil dilates and constricts. As a result, the second sensor measures both ambient luminous flux and pupil diameter. A processor estimates the pupil diameter and determines whether it's changing in response to accommodative stimuli or other factors by comparing to predetermined values. The sensor system sends a signal to an optical component, which in turn can respond by changing optical power to focus for near vision upon detection of accommodative stimuli.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Elenza, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Noel Fehr, Urban Schnell, Walter Doll, Roland Michaely, Jean-Christophe Roulet, Amitava Gupta, Ronald Blum, Rudy Mazzocchi
  • Publication number: 20130245754
    Abstract: An implantable ophthalmic device with flexible, fluid-filled membranes provide dynamically variable optical power to restore lost accommodation in individuals suffering from presbyopia or aphakia without moving parts or reducing the amount of transmitted light. Actuating the device causes the fluid-filled membrane to change curvature, which produces a corresponding change in optical power. For instance, squeezing the edge of the membrane causes the center of the membrane to bulge by an amount proportional to the squeezing force. Alternatively, heating or applying a voltage to the membrane may cause the liquid in the membrane to undergo a phase transition accompanied by a corresponding change in volume that causes the membrane to inflate so as to change the optical power of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald David Blum, Rudy Mazzocchi
  • Publication number: 20130046382
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an implant for placing inside the eye such that the implant comes into contact with the interior tissue of the eye such that it conforms to the inner globe geometry of the eye. Implants of the present invention may also be used to alter the focal length of the eye thereby providing a treatment method for the correction of myopia and hyperopia. The device may consist of several possible configurations, an open mesh structure, a solid metal ring, a solid polymer shape, a mesh polymer shape or combination of these. The shape may be a curve, a sphere, a ring or a combination thereof that are specifically shaped to approximate a desired portion of the interior globe of the eye in order to treat myopia or hyperopia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Rudy A. Mazzocchi, Michael Calhoun
  • Publication number: 20110208234
    Abstract: Medical devices for filtering fluids flowing through a lumen and a method of forming medical devices. The devices can be used in vascular channels, urinary tracts, biliary ducts and the like, and filter emboli and other debris generated at a treatment site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventors: Rudy Mazzocchi, Timothy Claude, James Segermark