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).

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10376300
    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: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20190231409
    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: April 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Publication number: 20190201069
    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: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10335221
    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: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20190175242
    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: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Publication number: 20190151005
    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: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10297061
    Abstract: A method and system for rendering graphics based on user customizations in a computer graphics application are disclosed. The customizations relate to various properties of one or more graphical elements in the graphic. Such properties include positioning, size, formatting and other visual attributes associated with the graphical elements. These properties may be defined as either semantic properties or presentation properties. Semantic properties are persistent across all graphic definitions. Presentation properties are specific to the graphic definition to which each particular graphic belongs. Thus, a customization to a semantic property of a displayed graphic is preserved in memory for application not only to the currently displayed graphic, but also to all other graphic definitions that may be displayed in the future. In contrast, a customization to a presentation property is only preserved for the currently displayed graphic, and thus not preserved for all other graphic definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Karen K. Wong, Scott A. Sherman, Dawn Wright, Matthew J. Kotler, Ilan Berker, Brent Gilbert, Cynthia C. Shelly, Gary A. Pritting, Kim Tapia St. Amant, Richard J. Wolf
  • Patent number: 10265115
    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: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20180344378
    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: July 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Publication number: 20180228533
    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: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: Aerin Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 10028780
    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: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20180185085
    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: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20180177542
    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: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. WOLF, Andrew FRAZIER
  • Patent number: 9943361
    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: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Patent number: 9913682
    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: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Patent number: 9888957
    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: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AERIN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier
  • Publication number: 20180000535
    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: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: AERIN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Scott J. Wolf, Andrew Frazier