Patents by Inventor Scott J. Baron

Scott J. Baron 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: 10966866
    Abstract: An instrument comprises a shaft assembly, a handpiece body, and a drive assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a plurality of coaxially arranged shafts and a tympanostomy tube. The shaft assembly further includes a flexible section. The shaft assembly extends distally from the handpiece body. The drive assembly is operable to drive the shafts of the shaft assembly in a predetermined sequence to deploy the tympanostomy tube. One or more of the shafts are configured to translate along the flexible section of the shaft assembly as a part of the predetermined sequence to deploy the tympanostomy tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TUSKER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Nga K. Van, Mathew D. Clopp, Scott J. Baron, Thomas D. Gross
  • Publication number: 20210085365
    Abstract: A nasal implant delivery tool includes an inner handle, an outer handle, a needle, and a push rod. The inner handle includes a loading chamber configured to receive a nasal implant. The outer handle is configured to move axially relative to the inner handle. The needle extends distally from the inner handle and has a central lumen and a distal opening. The push rod is configured to move the nasal implant from the loading chamber, through the central lumen, and out the distal opening of the needle. The push rod is coupled to the outer handle such that the push rod moves axially relative to the inner handle when the outer handle is moved axially relative to the inner handle. Also described herein are nasal implant guides and methods of using nasal implant delivery tools and nasal implant guides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Scott J. Baron, Brian J. Domecus, Michael S. Mirizzi, Sergio Salinas
  • Patent number: 10918525
    Abstract: A tympanostomy tube delivery device comprises a shaft assembly, a pressure equalization tube, and a sensor. The shaft assembly comprises a cannula and a pusher operable to translate relative to the cannula. The pressure equalization tube is positioned within the shaft assembly. The pusher is operable to drive the pressure equalization tube out of the shaft assembly. The sensor is operable to detect a physical parameter associated with engagement between the distal end of the shaft assembly and a tympanic membrane. A controller may activate a feedback device to inform an operator that the distal end of the shaft assembly has achieved suitable apposition with the tympanic membrane, based on information from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TUSKER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Bernard H. Andreas, Rohit Girotra, Jeffrey A. Walker, T. Daniel Gross, Mathew D. Clopp, Mahyar Z. Kermani, Scott J. Baron
  • Patent number: 10835422
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods described herein relate to a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube. The tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube can include a tubular body defining a lumen and having a proximal end and a distal end, where the tubular body is configured to be deployed in a tympanic membrane; and a fluid transport element disposed within the lumen and extending at least a length of the tubular body. The tubular body can be configured to transition from a first state in which the tubular body can be disposed within an introducer and a second state in which the tubular body can be retained in an incision formed the tympanic membrane after deployment, and the fluid transport element can enable transport of a fluid across the tympanic membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TUSKER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mathew D. Clopp, Scott J. Baron, Bernard H. Andreas
  • Patent number: 10751531
    Abstract: A system and method for use in iontophoretic anesthesia of a tympanic membrane are disclosed. The system generally includes an earplug and an electrode device. The earplug includes at least one sealing member for sealing the earplug in an ear canal. The sealing member includes microholes which vent fluid above a certain pressure threshold. A headset may connect the earplug to a second earplug. The method involves using the system on a human or animal subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TUSKER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Greg Liu, Rohit Girotra, Bernard H. Andreas, Scott J. Baron, Paul G. Hayter, Thomas R. Jenkins, Richard R. Newhauser, Jr., Jeffrey A. Walker
  • Publication number: 20190343622
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Brian Domecus, Piyush Arora, Halil I. Karabey, Gilbert Laroya, Michael S. Mirizzi, Scott J. Baron
  • Publication number: 20190321164
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Scott J. Baron, Donald A. Gonzales, Iyad S. Saidi
  • Publication number: 20190314205
    Abstract: An instrument comprises a shaft assembly, a handpiece body, and a drive assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a plurality of coaxially arranged shafts and a tympanostomy tube. The shaft assembly further includes a flexible section. The shaft assembly extends distally from the handpiece body. The drive assembly is operable to drive the shafts of the shaft assembly in a predetermined sequence to deploy the tympanostomy tube. One or more of the shafts are configured to translate along the flexible section of the shaft assembly as a part of the predetermined sequence to deploy the tympanostomy tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Nga K. VAN, Mathew D. CLOPP, Scott J. BARON, Thomas D. GROSS
  • Patent number: 10398545
    Abstract: Described are implants for placing in a body, tools for delivering the implants, and systems and methods for using implants and tools for placing in a body and more particularly to nasal implants, tools for delivering nasal implants, and systems and methods for using such implants and tools. A tool may include a hand-held implant delivery device that holds, moves, orients, inserts, or shapes an implant. An implant may be a biodegradable, longitudinal implant that may be oriented for implantation by an implant delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Spirox, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Scott J. Baron, Donald A. Gonzales, Iyad S. Saidi
  • Publication number: 20190246951
    Abstract: A diagnostic tool and methods of using the tool are provided to quantify an amount of nasal collapse in a patient. The diagnostic tool includes a mask with an endoscope port and an opening to allow air flow, an endoscope with a camera adapted to take an image of the nasal valve, and an air flow sensor adapted to measure an inhalation rate of the patient. The diagnostic tool can quantify a size difference between the nasal valve during inhalation and zero flow by calculating a percentage difference in an area or one or more dimensions of the nasal valve during inhalation and zero flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: SPIROX, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Baron, Michael H. Rosenthal
  • Publication number: 20190240005
    Abstract: Nasal implants and nasal implant delivery tools are described herein. The nasal implants and tools can be used to deliver the implant in a minimally invasive way. The delivery tools can be adapted to separate the upper lateral cartilage from the septum and to place an implant between the septum and the upper lateral cartilage. The implant can be configured to be placed between the upper lateral cartilage and the septum. The implant system can include a first longitudinal body adapted to engage with upper lateral cartilage and the septum on a first side of the septum and a second longitudinal body adapted to engage with upper lateral cartilage and the septum on a second side of the septum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: SPIROX, INC.
    Inventors: Michael H. Rosenthal, Donald A. Gonzales, Brian DOMECUS, Scott J. BARON, Sergio SALINAS
  • Publication number: 20190201242
    Abstract: A tympanostomy tube delivery device comprises a shaft assembly, a pressure equalization tube, and a sensor. The shaft assembly comprises a cannula and a pusher operable to translate relative to the cannula. The pressure equalization tube is positioned within the shaft assembly. The pusher is operable to drive the pressure equalization tube out of the shaft assembly. The sensor is operable to detect a physical parameter associated with engagement between the distal end of the shaft assembly and a tympanic membrane. A controller may activate a feedback device to inform an operator that the distal end of the shaft assembly has achieved suitable apposition with the tympanic membrane, based on information from the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard H. ANDREAS, Rohit GIROTRA, Jeffrey A. WALKER, T. Daniel GROSS, Mathew D. CLOPP, Mahyar Z. KERMANI, Scott J. BARON
  • Patent number: 10219950
    Abstract: A tympanostomy tube delivery device comprises a shaft assembly, a pressure equalization tube, and a sensor. The shaft assembly comprises a cannula and a pusher operable to translate relative to the cannula. The pressure equalization tube is positioned within the shaft assembly. The pusher is operable to drive the pressure equalization tube out of the shaft assembly. The sensor is operable to detect a physical parameter associated with engagement between the distal end of the shaft assembly and a tympanic membrane. A controller may activate a feedback device to inform an operator that the distal end of the shaft assembly has achieved suitable apposition with the tympanic membrane, based on information from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard H. Andreas, Rohit Girotra, Jeffrey A. Walker, T. Daniel Gross, Mathew D. Clopp, Mahyar Z. Kermani, Scott J. Baron
  • Patent number: 10195086
    Abstract: An instrument comprises a shaft assembly, a handpiece body, and a drive assembly. The shaft assembly comprises a plurality of coaxially arranged shafts and a tympanostomy tube. The shaft assembly further includes a flexible section. The shaft assembly extends distally from the handpiece body. The drive assembly is operable to drive the shafts of the shaft assembly in a predetermined sequence to deploy the tympanostomy tube. One or more of the shafts are configured to translate along the flexible section of the shaft assembly as a part of the predetermined sequence to deploy the tympanostomy tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Nga K. Van, Mathew D. Clopp, Scott J. Baron, Thomas D. Gross
  • Publication number: 20180256894
    Abstract: A system and method for use in iontophoretic anesthesia of a tympanic membrane are disclosed. The system generally includes an earplug and an electrode device. The earplug includes at least one sealing member for sealing the earplug in an ear canal. The sealing member includes microholes which vent fluid above a certain pressure threshold. A headset may connect the earplug to a second earplug. The method involves using the system on a human or animal subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. MORRISS, Gregory LIU, Rohit GIROTRA, Bernard H. ANDREAS, Scott J. BARON, Paul G. HAYTER, Thomas R. JENKINS, Richard R. NEWHAUSER, JR., Jeffrey A. WALKER
  • Publication number: 20180161209
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods described herein relate to a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube. The tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube can include a tubular body defining a lumen and having a proximal end and a distal end, where the tubular body is configured to be deployed in a tympanic membrane; and a fluid transport element disposed within the lumen and extending at least a length of the tubular body. The tubular body can be configured to transition from a first state in which the tubular body can be disposed within an introducer and a second state in which the tubular body can be retained in an incision formed the tympanic membrane after deployment, and the fluid transport element can enable transport of a fluid across the tympanic membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew D. CLOPP, Scott J. BARON, Bernard H. ANDREAS
  • Patent number: 9950157
    Abstract: A system and method for use in iontophoretic anesthesia of a tympanic membrane are disclosed. The system generally includes an earplug and an electrode device. The earplug includes at least one sealing member for sealing the earplug in an ear canal. The sealing member includes microholes which vent fluid above a certain pressure threshold. A headset may connect the earplug to a second earplug. The method involves using the system on a human or animal subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Greg Liu, Rohit Girotra, Bernard H. Andreas, Scott J. Baron, Paul G. Hayter, Thomas R. Jenkins, Richard R. Newhauser, Jr., Jeffrey A. Walker
  • Patent number: 9907700
    Abstract: The invention is a tympanic membrane pressure equalization tube. The tube has a distal end and a proximal end and a tube lumen. A medial flange is located at the distal end of the tube and has 2 or more retention elements and a space between each retention element. A lateral flange is located at the proximal end of the tube. The outside diameter of the medial flange is greater than the outside diameter of the lateral flange and the diameter of the medial flange is between about 2.0 and 5.0 mm and the diameter of the lateral flange is between about 1.75 mm and 4.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mathew D. Clopp, Scott J. Baron, Bernard H. Andreas
  • Patent number: 9808144
    Abstract: A variable direction of view endoscope is positionable at desired locations within the ear, nose, throat, paranasal sinuses or cranium to accomplish visualization. A method of use includes introducing the variable direction of view endoscope into a nasal cavity with the endoscope adjusted to a first direction of view between about 0 degrees and about 15 degrees relative to a longitudinal axis of the endoscope. A therapeutic device is introduced into the nasal cavity and the endoscope is adjusted to a second direction of view directed toward the sinus opening or passageway. The method also includes advancing the therapeutic device into or through the sinus opening and viewing at least one of the sinus opening or passageway or the therapeutic device using the endoscope adjusted to the second direction of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Goldfarb, Dominick L. Gatto, Thomas R. Jenkins, Scott J. Baron
  • Patent number: 9713710
    Abstract: A system and method for use in iontophoretic anesthesia of a tympanic membrane are disclosed. The system generally includes an earplug and an electrode device. The earplug includes at least one sealing member for sealing the earplug in an ear canal. The method involves using the system on a human or animal subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Tusker Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Morriss, Greg Liu, Rohit Girotra, Bernard H. Andreas, Scott J. Baron, Paul G. Hayter, Thomas Jenkins, Richard R. Newhauser, Jr., Jeffrey A. Walker