Patents by Inventor Steven Mendez

Steven Mendez 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: 20210085971
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache, by electrical non-invasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator including a housing having a contact surface for contacting an outer skin surface of a patient. The housing is configured for attachment and electrical coupling to a mobile device configured to receive a wireless signal. An energy source is coupled to the stimulator and the mobile device. The energy source is configured to generate an electric field that transmits an electric current through the contact surface and the outer skin surface to modulate a nerve within the patient and thereby treat a medical condition of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Patent number: 10874857
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache, by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone. A camera of the smartphone may be used to position and reposition the stimulator to a particular location on the patient's neck. The system may also comprise a base station that is used to meter the charging of a rechargeable battery within the stimulator. The base station and stimulator transmit data to one another regarding the status of a stimulation session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTROCORE, INC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Publication number: 20200346011
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache, by electrical non-invasive stimulation of a nerve, such as the vagus nerve. A stimulator comprises a contact surface for contacting an outer skin surface of a patient and a pulse generator coupled to the contact surface. The pulse generator is configured for attachment and electrical coupling to a mobile device configured to receive a wireless signal, such as a mobile phone. The pulse generator is further configured to generate an electrical impulse and to transmit the electrical impulse through the contact surface and the outer skin surface of the patient to modulate a nerve within the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Publication number: 20200222708
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for treating a disease or disorder in a patient. The methods incluce positioning a surface of a housing in contact with an outer skin surface of the patient and applying sufficient energy to an energy transmitter within the housing via a power supply to generate an electrical impulse at or near a vagus nerve of the patient. The the electrical impulse is sufficient to modulate fibers of the vagus nerve and treat the disease or disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle, Steven Mendez
  • Patent number: 10682077
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting joint motion of a user. In particular embodiments, devices may comprise a deflectable beam coupled to a user via adhesive pads located between the neck and shoulder of the use. Audio and haptic feedback can be provided to the user when the deflectable beam deflects due to motion of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, SETON HEALTHCARE FAMILY
    Inventors: James S. Sulzer, Jose J. Mendez, Jr., Nicholas D. Phillips, Lisa Stevens, Curtis Merring
  • Patent number: 10639490
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation. The transmitted energy impulses, comprising magnetic and/or electrical, mechanical and/or acoustic, and optical and/or thermal energy, stimulate the selected nerve fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ElectroCore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle, Steven Mendez
  • Publication number: 20190358451
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache and trigeminal neuralgia and the like, by noninvasive electrical stimulation of nerves of the head, particularly supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, and mental nerves in the vicinity of their foramen or notch. The system comprises a handheld mobile device, such as a smartphone, that is applied to the surface of the patient's head. One or more electrodes on the mobile device apply electrical impulses transcutaneously through the patient's skin to the targeted nerve to treat the medical condition. The system is designed to address problems that arise particularly during self-treatment, when a medical professional is not present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Publication number: 20190315906
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a polymer blend comprising (i) between 10 wt % and 99.9 wt %, with respect to the total weight of the blend, of a thermoplastic host polymer, provided it is not a polyborosiloxane; and (ii) between 0.1 wt % and 90 wt %, with respect to the total weight of the blend, of a disulfide-containing self-healing polymer comprising a first polymeric chain fragment comprising one or more disulfide moieties and at least one moiety selected from the group consisting of —N(R1)—C(?O)—N(R2)—, —N(R1)—C(?O)—O— and —N(R1)—C(?O)—S—, wherein each R1 and R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C24-alkyl and C6-C15-aryl. The invention also refers to use of said blends, for example as cable sheaths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Luis Miguel MÉNDEZ LLATAS, María Joaquina CABALLERO PÉREZ, María Victoria ALONSO ZORZO, Gary STEVENS, Ian GERMAN, Susmit BASU, Rhys RODES
  • Publication number: 20190299000
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, ischemic stroke, post-concussion syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the like by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone. A camera of the smartphone may be used to position and reposition the stimulator to a particular location on the patient's neck. The system may also comprise a base station that is used to meter the charging of a rechargeable battery within the stimulator. The base station and stimulator transmit data to one another regarding the status of a stimulation session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Patent number: 10376695
    Abstract: Devices and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache and trigeminal neuralgia and the like, by noninvasive electrical stimulation of nerves of the head, particularly supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, and mental nerves in the vicinity of their foramen or notch. The system comprises a handheld mobile device, such as a smartphone, that is applied to the surface of the patient's head. One or more electrodes on the mobile device apply electrical impulses transcutaneously through the patient's skin to the targeted nerve to treat the medical condition. The system is designed to address problems that arise particularly during self-treatment, when a medical professional is not present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Electrocore, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Patent number: 10363419
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for treating at least one of a condition or a symptom of a patient by positioning a stimulation device at a target site adjacent to or near a nerve within a patient. The stimulation device comprising an antenna and one or more electrodes. Transmitting electrical energy to the antenna and generating electrical impulses within the stimulation device with the electrical energy and applying the series of electrical impulses to the nerve via the electrode. The electrical impulses sufficient to modulate the nerve and treat the condition or symptom of the patient; and which have on periods where the electrical impulses are generated and applied to the nerve and off periods between the electrical impulses, where the electrical energy is transmitted to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Electrocore, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez
  • Publication number: 20190209841
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache, by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone. A camera of the smartphone may be used to position and reposition the stimulator to a particular location on the patient's neck. The system may also comprise a base station that is used to meter the charging of a rechargeable battery within the stimulator. The base station and stimulator transmit data to one another regarding the status of a stimulation session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Patent number: 10293160
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, ischemic stroke, post-concussion syndrome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the like by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone. A camera of the smartphone may be used to position and reposition the stimulator to a particular location on the patient's neck. The system may also comprise a base station that is used to meter the charging of a rechargeable battery within the stimulator. The base station and stimulator transmit data to one another regarding the status of a stimulation session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Electrocore, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Patent number: 10232177
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed that allow a patient to self-treat a medical condition, such as migraine headache, by electrical noninvasive stimulation of a vagus nerve. The system comprises a handheld stimulator that is applied to the surface of the patient's neck, wherein the stimulator comprises or is joined to a smartphone. A camera of the smartphone may be used to position and reposition the stimulator to a particular location on the patient's neck. The system may also comprise a base station that is used to meter the charging of a rechargeable battery within the stimulator. The base station and stimulator transmit data to one another regarding the status of a stimulation session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Electrocore, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon
  • Publication number: 20180318597
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation. The transmitted energy impulses, comprising magnetic and/or electrical, mechanical and/or acoustic, and optical and/or thermal energy, stimulate the selected nerve fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle, Steven Mendez
  • Patent number: 10016615
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation. The transmitted energy impulses, comprising magnetic and/or electrical, mechanical and/or acoustic, and optical and/or thermal energy, stimulate the selected nerve fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Electrocore, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle, Steven Mendez
  • Patent number: 9821164
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease wherein the treatment includes stimulating selected nerve fibers responsible for smooth muscle dilation at a selected region within a patient's neck, thereby reducing the magnitude of constriction of bronchial smooth muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Electrocore, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez, Bruce J. Simon, James R. Pastena, Hecheng Hu, Arthur Ross
  • Publication number: 20170259061
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for treating at least one of a condition or a symptom of a patient by positioning a stimulation device at a target site adjacent to or near a nerve within a patient. The stimulation device comprising an antenna and one or more electrodes. Transmitting electrical energy to the antenna and generating electrical impulses within the stimulation device with the electrical energy and applying the series of electrical impulses to the nerve via the electrode. The electrical impulses sufficient to modulate the nerve and treat the condition or symptom of the patient; and which have on periods where the electrical impulses are generated and applied to the nerve and off periods between the electrical impulses, where the electrical energy is transmitted to the antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez
  • Patent number: 9656074
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for treating at least one of a condition or a symptom of a patient by positioning a stimulation device at a target site adjacent to or near a nerve within a patient. The stimulation device comprising an antenna and one or more electrodes. Transmitting electrical energy to the antenna and generating electrical impulses within the stimulation device with the electrical energy and applying the series of electrical impulses to the nerve via the electrode. The electrical impulses sufficient to modulate the nerve and treat the condition or symptom of the patient; and which have on periods where the electrical impulses are generated and applied to the nerve and off periods between the electrical impulses, where the electrical energy is transmitted to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Electrocore, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, Steven Mendez
  • Publication number: 20170136254
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for treating bronchial constriction related to asthma, anaphylaxis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The treatment comprises transmitting impulses of energy non-invasively to selected nerve fibers that are responsible for smooth muscle dilation. The transmitted energy impulses, comprising magnetic and/or electrical, mechanical and/or acoustic, and optical and/or thermal energy, stimulate the selected nerve fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce J. Simon, Joseph P. Errico, John T. Raffle, Steven Mendez