Patents by Inventor Scott J. Wolf

Scott J. Wolf 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: 10779873
    Abstract: A device is described for treating a nasal airway by modifying a property of a nasal tissue of or near a nasal valve of the airway, without using a surgical incision or an implant, to decrease airflow resistance or perceived airflow resistance in the nasal airway. Various embodiments include an elongate shaft, a bipolar radiofrequency delivery member extending from one end of the shaft, and a handle attached to the elongate shaft at an opposite end from the radiofrequency delivery member. The radiofrequency delivery member is sized to be inserted into a nose and configured to at least temporarily deform the nasal tissue and deliver radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency delivery member includes two rows of protruding electrodes disposed on a tissue contact surface, and the device is configured to deliver radiofrequency energy from one row of electrodes to the other row of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20200268439
    Abstract: A method of treating a soft palate in a patient may involve advancing a tissue treatment portion of a soft palate treatment device through the patient's mouth, contacting a treatment surface of the tissue treatment portion with mucosal tissue of the soft palate, and delivering energy from the tissue treatment portion through the mucosal tissue to a target tissue in the soft palate beneath to the mucosal tissue, to change at least one property of the target tissue. The method may further involve cooling the mucosal tissue with a cooling member on the treatment surface of the tissue treatment portion and removing the tissue treatment portion from the mouth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Andrew FRAZIER, Scott J. WOLF, Fred DINGER, Charlton YIH
  • Patent number: 10722282
    Abstract: A method for reshaping a nasal airway in a patient involves advancing an inflatable balloon of a reshaping device in an uninflated configuration into a nostril of the patient and between a nasal septum and a lateral wall of the nasal airway. The method then involves inflating the inflatable balloon to an inflated configuration to cause the inflatable balloon to contact nasal mucosa covering the nasal septum and the lateral wall, delivering energy from an energy delivery member attached to or inside of the inflatable balloon, and removing the reshaping device from the nasal airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20200205884
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a patient's mucus hypersecretion condition are disclosed herein. Certain implementations may involve a method for reducing mucus secretion in an upper airway of a patient to treat at least one of post nasal drip or chronic cough. The method may include advancing a treatment delivery portion of an energy-based treatment device into a nostril of the patient. The treatment delivery portion may contact mucosal tissue of the upper airway without piercing the mucosal tissue. The treatment delivery portion may deliver treatment to at least one tissue selected from the group of the mucosal tissue and another tissue underlying the mucosal tissue to modify a property of the at least one tissue and thus treat at least one of post nasal drip or chronic cough in the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Applicant: Aerin Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10694637
    Abstract: An antenna assembly includes a plurality of RF card assemblies, a backplane circuit board, a plurality of connectors, and a chassis. Each of the RF card assemblies includes a circuit board having a number of antenna elements. The backplane circuit board includes a top surface with at least one set of power supply rails. The connectors are arranged in rows along a top surface of the backplane circuit board. Each of the connectors has an inlet configured to receive one of the RF card assemblies along a plane perpendicular to the top surface of the backplane circuit board. The bottom surface includes power supply pins configured to engage the power supply rails. The chassis is configured to enclose the backplane circuit board, the RF card assemblies, and the connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremiah D. Wolf, Scott J. Sellner, James B. West, Eric D. Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20200170699
    Abstract: A device is described for treating a nasal airway by modifying a property of a nasal tissue of or near a nasal valve of the airway, without using a surgical incision or an implant, to decrease airflow resistance or perceived airflow resistance in the nasal airway. Various embodiments include an elongate shaft, a bipolar radiofrequency delivery member extending from one end of the shaft, and a handle attached to the elongate shaft at an opposite end from the radiofrequency delivery member. The radiofrequency delivery member is sized to be inserted into a nose and configured to at least temporarily deform the nasal tissue and deliver radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency delivery member includes two rows of protruding electrodes disposed on a tissue contact surface, and the device is configured to deliver radiofrequency energy from one row of electrodes to the other row of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10665957
    Abstract: An antenna array and a method of making can use solder connections. The antenna system includes a back plane circuit board having a top surface, first radio frequency circuit boards arranged in rows on the back plane circuit board and perpendicular to the top surface, and second radio frequency circuit boards arranged in columns on the back plane circuit board and perpendicular to the top surface. Each of the first radio frequency circuit boards include at least one first antenna element, and each of the second radio frequency circuit boards include at least one second antenna. The first radio frequency circuit boards and second radio frequency circuit boards are connected to the back plane circuit board by solder connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. Seller, Russell C. Tawney, Matilda G. Livadaru, Jeremiah D. Wolf, Alexander D. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10631925
    Abstract: Systems and methods for treating a patient's mucus hypersecretion condition are disclosed herein. Certain implementations may involve a method for reducing mucus secretion in an upper airway of a patient to treat at least one of post nasal drip or chronic cough. The method may include advancing a treatment delivery portion of an energy-based treatment device into a nostril of the patient. The treatment delivery portion may contact mucosal tissue of the upper airway without piercing the mucosal tissue. The treatment delivery portion may deliver treatment to at least one tissue selected from the group of the mucosal tissue and another tissue underlying the mucosal tissue to modify a property of the at least one tissue and thus treat at least one of post nasal drip or chronic cough in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20200100829
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical re-shaping, energy application and other treatments to modify the shape, structure, and/or air flow characteristics of an internal nasal valve, an external nasal valve or other nasal airways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Patent number: 10540851
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a gaming system having a plurality of gaming devices. Each of the gaming devices enables a player to make wagers on plays of a primary game. For each gaming device, for each occurrence of a designated accumulation outcome, the player of that gaming device accumulates one or more positions on a bonus game display matrix. When a bonus game trigger occurs, the triggering gaming device is identified. In the bonus game, a plurality of symbols are displayed in the plurality of positions of the bonus game display matrix. The player of the triggering gaming device is provided with any awards associated with any winning symbol combinations formed by the displayed symbols. Additionally, for each assigned position of the bonus game display matrix that displays a symbol which is part of a winning symbol combination, a participation award is provided to the player assigned to that position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Mark C. Nicely, Scott A. Caputo, Bryan D. Wolf, Anthony J. Baerlocher
  • Patent number: 10485603
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical re-shaping, energy application and other treatments to modify the shape, structure, and/or air flow characteristics of an internal nasal valve, an external nasal valve or other nasal airways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20190343577
    Abstract: A device is described for treating a nasal airway by modifying a property of a nasal tissue of or near a nasal valve of the airway, without using a surgical incision or an implant, to decrease airflow resistance or perceived airflow resistance in the nasal airway. Various embodiments include an elongate shaft, a bipolar radiofrequency delivery member extending from one end of the shaft, and a handle attached to the elongate shaft at an opposite end from the radiofrequency delivery member. The radiofrequency delivery member is sized to be inserted into a nose and configured to at least temporarily deform the nasal tissue and deliver radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency delivery member includes two rows of protruding electrodes disposed on a tissue contact surface, and the device is configured to deliver radiofrequency energy from one row of electrodes to the other row of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: Aerin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10470814
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical re-shaping, energy application and other treatments to modify the shape, structure, and/or air flow characteristics of an internal nasal valve, an external nasal valve or other nasal airways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20190336196
    Abstract: A device is described for treating a nasal airway by modifying a property of a nasal tissue of or near a nasal valve of the airway, without using a surgical incision or an implant, to decrease airflow resistance or perceived airflow resistance in the nasal airway. Various embodiments include an elongate shaft, a bipolar radiofrequency delivery member extending from one end of the shaft, and a handle attached to the elongate shaft at an opposite end from the radiofrequency delivery member. The radiofrequency delivery member is sized to be inserted into a nose and configured to at least temporarily deform the nasal tissue and deliver radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency delivery member includes two rows of protruding electrodes disposed on a tissue contact surface, and the device is configured to deliver radiofrequency energy from one row of electrodes to the other row of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Aerin Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10456186
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical re-shaping, energy application and other treatments to modify the shape, structure, and/or air flow characteristics of an internal nasal valve, an external nasal valve or other nasal airways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Patent number: 10456185
    Abstract: A method for reshaping a nasal airway in a patient involves advancing an inflatable balloon of a reshaping device in an uninflated configuration into a nostril of the patient and between a nasal septum and a lateral wall of the nasal airway. The method then involves inflating the inflatable balloon to an inflated configuration to cause the inflatable balloon to contact nasal mucosa covering the nasal septum and the lateral wall, delivering energy from an energy delivery member attached to or inside of the inflatable balloon, and removing the reshaping device from the nasal airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20190321090
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical re-shaping, energy application and other treatments to modify the shape, structure, and/or air flow characteristics of an internal nasal valve, an external nasal valve or other nasal airways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Aerin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Publication number: 20190282290
    Abstract: A method for reshaping a nasal airway in a patient involves advancing an inflatable balloon of a reshaping device in an uninflated configuration into a nostril of the patient and between a nasal septum and a lateral wall of the nasal airway. The method then involves inflating the inflatable balloon to an inflated configuration to cause the inflatable balloon to contact nasal mucosa covering the nasal septum and the lateral wall, delivering energy from an energy delivery member attached to or inside of the inflatable balloon, and removing the reshaping device from the nasal airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Publication number: 20190282289
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating nasal airways are provided. Such devices and methods may improve airflow through an internal and/or external nasal valve, and comprise the use of mechanical re-shaping, energy application and other treatments to modify the shape, structure, and/or air flow characteristics of an internal nasal valve, an external nasal valve or other nasal airways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: Aerin Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10398489
    Abstract: A device is described for treating a nasal airway by modifying a property of a nasal tissue of or near a nasal valve of the airway, without using a surgical incision or an implant, to decrease airflow resistance or perceived airflow resistance in the nasal airway. Various embodiments include an elongate shaft, a bipolar radiofrequency delivery member extending from one end of the shaft, and a handle attached to the elongate shaft at an opposite end from the radiofrequency delivery member. The radiofrequency delivery member is sized to be inserted into a nose and configured to at least temporarily deform the nasal tissue and deliver radiofrequency energy. The radiofrequency delivery member includes two rows of protruding electrodes disposed on a tissue contact surface, and the device is configured to deliver radiofrequency energy from one row of electrodes to the other row of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier