Patents by Inventor Wilfred Lynch

Wilfred Lynch 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).

  • Patent number: 8591940
    Abstract: A method of treating scar tissue by applying a composite sheet for delivering therapeutic agents to the skin is disclosed. The composite sheet comprises a flexible porous polymer for holding and releasing the therapeutic agent in a polymer enrobing material. Microchannels pass through the polymer enrobing material and flexible porous polymer to promote the release of the therapeutic agent. The composite sheet is capable of releasing the therapeutic agent for periods of about 0 to about 30 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: New Medical Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Haitham Matloub, Wilfred Lynch
  • Publication number: 20080241230
    Abstract: A method of treating scar tissue by applying a composite sheet for delivering therapeutic agents to the skin is disclosed. The composite sheet comprises a flexible porous polymer for holding and releasing the therapeutic agent in a polymer enrobing material. Microchannels pass through the polymer enrobing material and flexible porous polymer to promote the release of the therapeutic agent. The composite sheet is capable of releasing the therapeutic agent for periods of about 0 to about 30 days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Haitham Matloub, Wilfred Lynch
  • Patent number: 7316817
    Abstract: A composite sheet for delivering therapeutic agents to the skin and method of use is disclosed. The composite sheet comprises a flexible porous polymer for holding and releasing the therapeutic agent in a polymer enrobing material. Micro-channels pass through the polymer enrobing material and flexible porous polymer to promote the release of the therapeutic agent. The composite sheet is capable of releasing the therapeutic agent for periods of up to about 14 to about 30 days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: New Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Haitham Matloub, Wilfred Lynch
  • Publication number: 20050147654
    Abstract: A composite sheet for delivering therapeutic agents to the skin and method of use is disclosed. The composite sheet comprises a flexible porous polymer for holding and releasing the therapeutic agent in a polymer enrobing material. Micro-channels pass through the polymer enrobing material and flexible porous polymer to promote the release of the therapeutic agent. The composite sheet is capable of releasing the therapeutic agent for periods of up to about 14 to about 30 days.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Inventors: Haitham Matloub, Wilfred Lynch
  • Patent number: 5662699
    Abstract: Methods, and apparatus used in the methods, for stimulating, and monitoring the exercise of, muscles near a body cavity by transmitting electrical energy between an electrical source or processor and the wall of the body cavity. A flexible airtight sheath with a resilient skeleton and outer conductive bands is collapsed by vacuum and inserted into the body cavity. Air is allowed to enter so that the skeleton expands the sheath and forces the conductive bands against the body cavity wall. The skeleton may be a foam member, internal ribs or a separate internal frame. The leads for conducting electrical energy to and from the bands may be embedded in the bands for a substantial portion of the band circumference, or the leads may be connected to the bands by piercing conductive mounds on the bands or by being joined to conductive straps on the bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 2, 1997
    Assignee: Myo Kinetic Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Hamedi, H. Wilfred Lynch, Vaughan B. Weeks
  • Patent number: 5038781
    Abstract: An implantable system for Functional Electro-Stimulation (FES) is disclosed which includes an environmentally sealed implant case and a nerve cuff for attaching to the nerve. A plurality of leads connect the nerve cuffs to the case. The implant case provides redundant seals for entrance of the leads in a double wall/double environmental seal to provide long term sealing reliability for the case. Inside the case, the wires in each lead attach to connectors, which establish contact with an enclosed master circuitry case. The connectors allow the leads to be individually removed and replaced, thereby providing a maintainable system.At the other end of the leads is attached the nerve cuff. Each nerve cuff has a hollow, gapped cylindrical shape, and includes electrodes on its inner surface. The cuff is deformable to allow placement around the nerve, holding the electrodes in electrical contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Hassan Hamedi
    Inventor: H. Wilfred Lynch
  • Patent number: 4934368
    Abstract: An implantable system for Functional Electro-Stimulation (FES) is disclosed which includes an environmentally sealed implant case and a nerve cuff for attaching to the nerve. A plurality of leads connect the nerve cuffs to the case. The implant case provides redundant seals for entrance of the leads in a double wall/double environmental seal to provide long term sealing reliability for the case. Inside the case, the wires in each lead attach to connectors, which establish contact with an enclosed master circuitry case. The connectors allow the leads to be individually removed and replaced, thereby providing a maintainable system.At the other end of the leads is attached the nerve cuff. Each nerve cuff has a hollow, gapped cylindrical shape, and includes electrodes on its inner surface. The cuff is deformable to allow placement around the nerve, holding the electrodes in electrical contact therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: MYO/Kinetics Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: H. Wilfred Lynch
  • Patent number: 4739758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the size of the stomach cavity in humans. A collapsed balloon is packaged in water soluble material and releasably attached to a filler tube. The balloon is inserted into the cavity through the mouth and esophagus and pumped up to a desired volume through the tube after water soluble material packaging has dissolved and the balloon deployed. After stomach fluids also dissolve the releasing mechanism, the filler tube is removed from the stomach. The balloon remains in the stomach for the required dieting time. Its volume prevents the usual ingestion of food into the stomach by obese patients, causing them to feel full, and reducing the desire for food. At the end of this period a puncturing mechanism is introduced into the stomach, punctures the balloon, grasps it and the balloon is removed through the esophagus and mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Criticare Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: N. C. Joseph Lai, Wilfred Lynch
  • Patent number: 4066073
    Abstract: A penile implant provides a desirable erectness to the penis while at the same time permitting the penis to assume a flaccid position. The implant comprises an elongated rod formed of silicone rubber or other suitable material positionable within the corpus cavernosum of the penis. The rod has axially arrayed sections of various flexural properties. A proximal section suitable for positioning adjacent the pubis is medium stiff in flexure. A longer distal section located in the pendulus penis may be medium stiff or stiffer in flexure. The distal and proximal sections are separated by a very flexible hinge section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Assignee: Medical Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Roy P. Finney, Henry Wilfred Lynch
  • Patent number: 3986213
    Abstract: A mammary prosthesis or orthopedic pad includes a flexible shell formed of silicone rubber. The shell is filled with a silicone gel, the specific gravity of which is reduced by a dispersion of glass or epoxy microspheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1976
    Assignee: Medical Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: Henry Wilfred Lynch