Patents by Inventor Tom Lue

Tom Lue 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: 20200268599
    Abstract: The treatment of various sensitive organs with low energy acoustic shockwaves has been proposed. However, the prior art is lacking in guidance as to what constitutes an efficacious minimum dosage or a safe maximum dosage for various target organs and tissues. Through extensive experimentation with cultured cells, live animals, and animal disease models, the inventors of the present disclosure have determined safe and efficacious shockwave energetic dosage ranges for vital and sensitive organs, including the brain, pancreas, kidneys, liver, and spleen, as well as for skin and subcutaneous tissues, peripheral nerves, and skeletal muscles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tom Lue, Ching-Shwun Lin, Guiting Lin, HongXiu Ning
  • Patent number: 10639233
    Abstract: The treatment of various sensitive organs with low energy acoustic shockwaves has been proposed. However, the prior art is lacking in guidance as to what constitutes an efficacious minimum dosage or a safe maximum dosage for various target organs and tissues. Through extensive experimentation with cultured cells, live animals, and animal disease models, the inventors of the present disclosure have determined safe and efficacious shockwave energetic dosage ranges for vital and sensitive organs, including the brain, pancreas, kidneys, liver, and spleen, as well as for skin and subcutaneous tissues, peripheral nerves, and skeletal muscles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tom Lue, Ching-Shwun Lin, Guiting Lin, HongXiu Ning
  • Publication number: 20170258676
    Abstract: The treatment of various sensitive organs with low energy acoustic shockwaves has been proposed. However, the prior art is lacking in guidance as to what constitutes an efficacious minimum dosage or a safe maximum dosage for various target organs and tissues. Through extensive experimentation with cultured cells, live animals, and animal disease models, the inventors of the present disclosure have determined safe and efficacious shockwave energetic dosage ranges for vital and sensitive organs, including the brain, pancreas, kidneys, liver, and spleen, as well as for skin and subcutaneous tissues, peripheral nerves, and skeletal muscles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Tom Lue, Ching-Shwun Lin, Guiting Lin, HongXiu Ning
  • Publication number: 20050233962
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for preventing or treating male erectile dysfunction or female sexual arousal disorder by administering an effective amount of one or more factors from a group of factors including vascular endothelial growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, neurotrophin-3, neurotrophin-4, or angiopoietin-1, wherein the factor is a full length protein or a nucleic acid encoding the factor, or a functional derivative or fragment thereof, or an agent that enhances production and/or male erection or female sexual arousal stimulating function of the factor(s). Combinations, kits, and combinatorial methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Inventors: Tom Lue, Ching-Shwun Lin, Yuet Kan, Peter Carroll
  • Patent number: 4739764
    Abstract: Applicant's U.S. patent application Ser. No. 611,836, now U.S. Pat. No. 4,607,639, describes a method for controlling the function of a bladder, including identification of selected nerve bundles controlling the separate functions of the bladder and its external sphincter and the application of pulse trains to one or more electrodes positioned on the nerve bundles to control the functions of the bladder and external sphincter. The methods taught herein utilize similar method steps for modulating symptoms resulting from a loss of coordination between the normally synchronized functions of a bladder and bowel and their associated sphincters. The methods are also used for treating incontinence by increasing sphincter tonus. The use of similar method steps for controlling evacuation of the bowel is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Tom Lue, Emil A. Tanagho, Richard Schmidt, Curtis A. Gleason