Patents by Inventor Taylor Bensel

Taylor Bensel 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: 20220280435
    Abstract: Components with relatively high loading of active pharmaceutical ingredients (e.g., drugs), are generally provided. In some embodiments, the component (e.g., a tissue interfacing component) comprises a solid therapeutic agent (e.g., a solid API) and a supporting material (e.g., a binder such as a polymer) such that the solid therapeutic agent is present in the component in an amount of greater than or equal to 10 wt % versus the total weight of the tissue interfacing component. Such tissue-interfacing components may be useful for delivery of API doses e.g., to a subject. Advantageously, in some embodiments, the reduction of volume required to deliver the required API dose as compared to a liquid formulation permits the creation of solid needle delivery systems for a wide variety of drugs in a variety of places/tissues (e.g., tongue, GI mucosal tissue, skin) and/or reduces and/or eliminates the application of an external force in order to inject a drug solution through the small opening in the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20220257855
    Abstract: Self-actuating articles including, for example, self-actuating needles and/or self-actuating biopsy punches, are generally provided. Advantageously, the self-actuating articles described herein may be useful as a general platform for delivery of a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs that are typically delivered via injection directly into tissue due to degradation in the GI tract. The self-actuating articles described herein may also be used to deliver sensors and/or take biopsies without the need for an endoscopy. In some embodiments, the article comprises a spring (e.g., a coil spring, a beam, a material having particular mechanical recovery characteristics).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Patent number: 11369574
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Novo Nordisk A/S, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer, Jorrit Jeroen Water, Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen, Bo Uldall Kristiansen, Mikkel Oliver Jespersen, Mette Poulsen, Peter Herskind, Brian Jensen
  • Publication number: 20220175681
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20220151940
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, David Dellal, Robert S. Langer
  • Patent number: 11311489
    Abstract: Components with relatively high loading of active pharmaceutical ingredients are generally provided. In some embodiments, the component (e.g., a tissue interfacing component) comprises a solid therapeutic agent and a supporting material such that the solid therapeutic agent is present in the component in an amount of greater than or equal to 10 wt % versus the total weight of the tissue interfacing component. Such tissue-interfacing components may be useful for delivery of API doses e.g., to a subject. Advantageously, in some embodiments, the reduction of volume required to deliver the required API dose as compared to a liquid formulation permits the creation of solid needle delivery systems for a wide variety of drugs in a variety of places/tissues (e.g., tongue, GI mucosal tissue, skin) and/or reduces and/or eliminates the application of an external force in order to inject a drug solution through the small opening in the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20220080115
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Patent number: 11207272
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, David Dellal, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20210369337
    Abstract: A device for dividing a fibrous structure comprising an expandable member positioned near the distal end of a catheter and in fluid communication with the lumen of the catheter so that the expandable member can be biased between an inflated state and a deflated state to tension the fibrous structure, and electrosurgical elements situated on or proximate to an outer surface of the expandable member and configured to deliver electrical and thermal energy to the tensioned fibrous structure in a manner that results in division of the tensioned fibrous structure. A method for dividing a fibrous structure comprising positioning proximate the fibrous structure an expandable member having electrosurgical elements, expanding the expandable member outwards to tension the fibrous structure across the electrosurgical elements, and activating the electrosurgical elements to deliver energy to the tensioned fibrous structure to divide the tensioned fibrous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Lishan Aklog, Brian J. deGuzman, Nathan H. White, Joshua K. Goetz, Samuel V. Verplanck, Richard D. Yazbeck, Taylor Bensel, Shaun O'Neil
  • Patent number: 11179341
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20210154396
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20210100554
    Abstract: The invention provides systems, devices, and methods for the delivery, deployment, and positioning of magnetic compression devices at a desired site so as to improve the accuracy of anastomoses creation between tissues, organs, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Dane Seddon, Peter Lukin, Jonathan B. O'Keefe, Amos Cruz, Jeffrey C. Cerier, Keith D. Boudreau, Taylor Bensel, David A. Rezac
  • Publication number: 20200324095
    Abstract: Components with relatively high loading of active pharmaceutical ingredients are generally provided. In some embodiments, the component (e.g., a tissue interfacing component) comprises a solid therapeutic agent and a supporting material such that the solid therapeutic agent is present in the component in an amount of greater than or equal to 10 wt % versus the total weight of the tissue interfacing component. Such tissue-interfacing components may be useful for delivery of API doses e.g., to a subject. Advantageously, in some embodiments, the reduction of volume required to deliver the required API dose as compared to a liquid formulation permits the creation of solid needle delivery systems for a wide variety of drugs in a variety of places/tissues (e.g., tongue, GI mucosal tissue, skin) and/or reduces and/or eliminates the application of an external force in order to inject a drug solution through the small opening in the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20200306515
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, David Dellal, Robert S. Langer
  • Publication number: 20200147298
    Abstract: Self-righting articles, such as self-righting capsules for administration to a subject, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may be configured such that the article may orient itself relative to a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). The self-righting articles described herein may comprise one or more tissue engaging surfaces configured to engage (e.g., interface with, inject into, anchor) with a surface (e.g., a surface of a tissue of a subject). In some embodiments, the self-righting article may have a particular shape and/or distribution of density (or mass) which, for example, enables the self-righting behavior of the article. In some embodiments, the self-righting article may comprise a tissue interfacing component and/or a pharmaceutical agent (e.g., for delivery of the active pharmaceutical agent to a location internal of the subject).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc., Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Alex G. Abramson, Ester Caffarel Salvador, Niclas Roxhed, Minsoo Khang, Taylor Bensel, Robert S. Langer, Jorrit Jeroen Water, Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen, Bo Uldall Kristiansen, Mikkel Oliver Jespersen, Mette Poulsen, Peter Herskind, Brian Jensen
  • Publication number: 20190366064
    Abstract: Drug delivery articles, resident articles, and retrieval systems e.g., for gram-level dosing, are generally provided. In some embodiments, the articles are configured for transesophageal administration, transesophageal retrieval, and/or gastric retention to/in a subject. In certain embodiments, the article includes dimensions configured for transesophageal administration with a gastric resident system. In some cases, the article may be configured to control drug release e.g., with zero-order drug kinetics with no potential for burst release for weeks to months. In some embodiments, the articles described herein comprise biocompatible materials and/or are safe for gastric retention. In certain embodiments, the article includes dimensions configured for transesophageal retrieval. In some cases, the articles described herein may comprise relatively large doses of drug (e.g., greater than or equal to 1 gram).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicants: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Robert S. Langer, Andrew Bellinger, Tyler Grant, Malvika Verma, Taylor Bensel, Daniel Minahan
  • Publication number: 20190111130
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions comprising a pharmaceutical agent and an ultrasound enhancing agent. The compositions are useful in combination with ultrasound to enhance delivery of a pharmaceutical agent to, for example, tissue of a subject in need thereof. Accordingly, also provided herein are methods involving ultrasound for delivering a pharmaceutical agent to a subject, e.g., a subject that has inflammatory bowel disease or proctitis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Robert S. Langer, Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Dan Minahan, Taylor A. Bensel, Thomas von Erlach, Carl Magnus Schoellhammer