Patents by Inventor Scott Schorer

Scott Schorer 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: 20220160622
    Abstract: The present invention provides combination therapies for treating a metabolic disorder, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and related comorbidities (e.g., NASH or NAFLD)) in an individual undergoing treatment with a gastrointestinal implant. The combination therapies described herein include methods for treating an individual with a gastrointestinal implant with a metabolic agent, a bariatric procedure, and/or a microbiota modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Inventor: Scott Schorer
  • Patent number: 11318008
    Abstract: The present invention provides delivery systems for positioning a gastrointestinal implant in a patient, for example, for treatment of a metabolic disease. Also provided are methods for assembling the delivery systems, methods of positioning a gastrointestinal implant, and methods of treatment of metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), obesity, and related comorbidities thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GI Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Cote, Ryan Hanlon, Ronald B. Lamport, Barry Maxwell, John Panek, Ian K. Parker, Scott Schorer, Nicholas Williams
  • Publication number: 20210401606
    Abstract: The present invention provides gastrointestinal devices for limiting transfer and contact of material across luminal walls along a segment of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., at the duodenum and/or upper jejunum). Devices of the invention include a gastrointestinal sleeve, an anchor, and a flange for attachment to a luminal wall proximal to the pyloric orifice. The invention also provides methods of use associated with such gastrointestinal devices, including methods for delivery, removal, and treatment of metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, and related comorbidities thereof by implanting gastrointestinal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Paul DICESARE, Jeffrey P. RADZIUNAS, Ronald L. GREEN, Dominick L. MASTRI, Scott SCHORER, Nicholas WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 11179325
    Abstract: The present invention provides combination therapies for treating a metabolic disorder, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and related comorbidities (e.g., NASH or NAFLD)) in an individual undergoing treatment with a gastrointestinal implant. The combination therapies described herein include methods for treating an individual with a gastrointestinal implant with a metabolic agent, a bariatric procedure, and/or a microbiota modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: GI Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Schorer
  • Publication number: 20210205065
    Abstract: The present invention provides delivery systems for positioning a gastrointestinal implant in a patient, for example, for treatment of a metabolic disease. Also provided are methods for assembling the delivery systems, methods of positioning a gastrointestinal implant, and methods of treatment of metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), obesity, and related comorbidities thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicants: GI Dynamics, Inc., GI Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas COTE, Ryan HANLON, Ronald B. LAMPORT, Barry MAXWELL, John PANEK, Ian K. PARKER, Scott SCHORER, Nicholas WILLIAMS
  • Patent number: 11026826
    Abstract: The present invention provides gastrointestinal devices for limiting transfer and contact of material across luminal walls along a segment of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., at the duodenum and/or upper jejunum). Devices of the invention include a gastrointestinal sleeve, an anchor, and a flange for attachment to a luminal wall proximal to the pyloric orifice. The invention also provides methods of use associated with such gastrointestinal devices, including methods for delivery, removal, and treatment of metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, and related comorbidities thereof by implanting gastrointestinal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: GI Dynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dicesare, Jeffrey P. Radziunas, Ronald L. Green, Dominick L. Mastri, Scott Schorer, Nicholas Williams
  • Publication number: 20200222221
    Abstract: The invention features delivery systems for delivering a gastrointestinal device into the gastrointestinal tract of a patient and anchoring the gastrointestinal device with an anchor (e.g., a disintegrable anchor). Also provided are methods of delivering such gastrointestinal devices using the delivery systems described herein. The methods and delivery systems of the invention can be used for treatment of metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), obesity, and related comorbidities thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Scott SCHORER, Chris THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20200206007
    Abstract: The invention features a gastrointestinal device and methods of use thereof for the treatment of metabolic disorders. The gastrointestinal device features disintegrable sleeve configured to fit within a patient's duodenum and to carry fluid (e.g., liquid or semisolid material, for example, chyme and digestive secretions) from its proximal end to its distal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Scott SCHORER, Chris THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20200163785
    Abstract: The invention features a gastrointestinal anchoring system for securing a gastrointestinal device within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient. Further provided are methods of using the anchoring system to secure a gastrointestinal device within the gastrointestinal tract of a patient and methods of treatment using the anchoring system of the invention to secure a gastrointestinal device of the invention to a luminal wall within a patient's gastrointestinal tract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Scott SCHORER, Chris THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20200096522
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of predicting and monitoring treatment with a gastrointestinal implant (e.g., a gastrointestinal sleeve), including efficacy and complications associated therewith (e.g., complications attributed to the gastrointestinal implant or occurring concurrently with, but independent from, the gastrointestinal implant). Further provided are methods of determining a time point for removing a gastrointestinal implant (e.g., based on one or more biomarkers, e.g., biomarkers associated with safety and efficacy).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Scott SCHORER
  • Publication number: 20200069574
    Abstract: The present invention provides combination therapies for treating a metabolic disorder, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and related comorbidities (e.g., NASH or NAFLD)) in an individual undergoing treatment with a gastrointestinal implant. The combination therapies described herein include methods for treating an individual with a gastrointestinal implant with a metabolic agent, a bariatric procedure, and/or a microbiota modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventor: Scott SCHORER
  • Publication number: 20190029859
    Abstract: The present invention provides gastrointestinal devices for limiting transfer and contact of material across luminal walls along a segment of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., at the duodenum and/or upper jejunum). Devices of the invention include a gastrointestinal sleeve, an anchor, and a flange for attachment to a luminal wall proximal to the pyloric orifice. The invention also provides methods of use associated with such gastrointestinal devices, including methods for delivery, removal, and treatment of metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, and related comorbidities thereof by implanting gastrointestinal devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Paul DICESARE, Jeffrey P. RADZIUNAS, Ronald L. GREEN, Dominick L. MASTRI, Scott SCHORER, Nicholas WILLIAMS
  • Publication number: 20170120135
    Abstract: The invention involves a mouthguard to optimize breathing while providing protection from physical blows. A mouthguard can include a plurality of conduits running substantially anterior-to-posterior therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew W. ENGEL, Theodore BERTELE, Christopher A. RYCEWICZ, Scott SCHORER
  • Patent number: 8038700
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for dynamic stabilization which provides for distraction of the inter-vertebral space while still allowing a patient a substantial range of motion. In one embodiment, an inter-vertebral dynamic brace is used to maintain proper distraction. The dynamic brace is designed to allow the vertebrae to which it is attached to move through their natural arc, maintaining the correct instantaneous center of rotation. An adjustable tensioning device is used to maintain the proper distraction and compression forces to restore and maintain proper kinematics, while allowing the dynamic brace to move through an arc centered with respect to the center of rotation of the portion of the spine between the vertebrae. In one embodiment, a method is provided for adjusting the dynamic brace both with respect to the center of rotation of the vertebrae in both the flexion/extension axis and in the superior/inferior axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Scott Schorer, Paul McAfee
  • Patent number: 7854752
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for dynamic stabilization which provides for distraction of the inter-vertebral space while still allowing a patient a substantial range of motion. In one embodiment, an inter-vertebral dynamic brace is used to maintain proper distraction. The dynamic brace is designed to allow the vertebrae to which it is attached to move through their natural arc, maintaining the correct instantaneous center of rotation. An adjustable tensioning device is used to maintain the proper distraction and compression forces to restore and maintain proper kinematics, while allowing the dynamic brace to move through an arc centered with respect to the center of rotation of the portion of the spine between the vertebrae. In one embodiment, a method is provided for adjusting the dynamic brace both with respect to the center of rotation of the vertebrae in both the flexion/extension axis and in the superior/inferior axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2010
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Colleran, Scott Schorer, Paul McAfee
  • Patent number: 7618442
    Abstract: An assembly for use in spinal stabilization procedures having first and second bone anchor assemblies. Embodiments of the first bone anchor assembly may include an anchor, a poly-axial head, including a cavity, mated with the anchor such that the anchor is movable relative to the poly-axial head. Embodiments of the second bone anchor assembly may include an anchor, a poly-axial head mated with the second anchor such that the anchor is movable relative to the poly-axial head, a slide ring rotatably mated in the second poly-axial head, and a connector slideably mated in the slide ring along a distal end, and having a proximal end having an enlarged portion. The connector may be movable from a first position axially inline with the second bone anchor to a second position wherein the enlarged portion of the connector rests in the cavity of the first poly-axial head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Theken Spine, LLC
    Inventors: James Spitler, Scott Schorer, Dennis Colleran
  • Patent number: 7588588
    Abstract: There is shown a system and method for reducing the difficulty in percutaneous placement of a spine stabilization brace. A medical implant system has a first bone anchor having a longitudinal axis, a second bone anchor and a brace. The brace couples the first bone anchor to the second bone anchor. A the distal end of the brace may be pivotally coupled to the first bone anchor and also adapted to slide in a generally transverse direction in relation to the longitudinal axis of the first bone anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: Innovative Spinal Technologies
    Inventors: James Spitler, Scott Schorer
  • Publication number: 20090163920
    Abstract: A medical device, method and system are provided for stabilizing and/or for fusing bone material, such as vertebra of the spine. The medical device (fusion device) has a pair of clamp members and an optional anchor member that cooperate to securely attach the fusion device to a facet joint of the spine. The fusion device may slide down a guide wire and driven into facet bone material of a facet joint. The clamp members may be pivoted together to grip adjacent bone facets and promote their fusion. Further features include injecting flowable bone fusion material between adjacent bone facets gripped by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Hochschuler, Dennis Colleran, Scott Schorer, Rob Brown
  • Publication number: 20090093684
    Abstract: A surgical retractor is disclosed. The retractor has a body with first and second portions cooperating to displace circularly relative to one another about an axis through a center of the body. A first retractor blade attaches to the first portion of the retractor body, and a second retractor blade attaches to the second portion of the retractor body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventor: Scott Schorer
  • Patent number: D782743
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Andrew W. Engel, Theodore Bertele, Christopher A. Rycewicz, Scott Schorer