Patents by Inventor William Buras

William Buras 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: 20210327304
    Abstract: Augmented reality (AR) guidance systems providing procedure instruction data to a user using an equipment system to perform a procedure. Methods for use of the AR guidance systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TIENOVIX, LLC
    Inventors: William Buras, Craig S. Russell, Kyle N. Nguyen, Victor Tang
  • Publication number: 20210327303
    Abstract: Augmented reality (AR) guidance systems providing procedure instruction data to a user using an equipment system to perform a procedure. Methods for use of the AR guidance systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: TIENOVIX, LLC
    Inventors: William Buras, Craig S. Russell, Kyle N. Nguyen, Victor Tang
  • Publication number: 20210295048
    Abstract: Augmented reality (AR) guidance systems providing procedure instruction data to a user using an equipment system to perform a procedure. Methods for use of the AR guidance systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Tienovix, LLC
    Inventors: WILLIAM BURAS, Craig S. Russell, Kyle N. Nguyen, Victor Tang
  • Patent number: 7532935
    Abstract: A method and device for treating a mood and/or anxiety disorder are disclosed which comprise electrical, chemical or magnetic stimulation of certain areas of the brain to modulate neuronal activity of areas associated with symptoms of mood disorders. In certain embodiments, deep brain stimulation is combined with cranial nerve stimulation to enhance symptomatic relief of the disorder. Certain embodiments also employ a sensing capability to optimize the therapeutic treatment regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Maschino, William Buras, Stephen Brannan
  • Patent number: 7499752
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating persons suffering from an eating disorder includes direct or indirect stimulation of selected areas of the brain associated with a symptom of the eating disorder. The stimulation regimen is programmable to enable physician optimization of stimulation signal parameters to ameliorate at least one symptom of bulimia or another eating disorder. Certain embodiments employ deep brain stimulation and/or sensing together with cranial nerve stimulation and/or sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Maschino, William Buras, Stephen Brannan
  • Publication number: 20070173902
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are provided for performing an adaptive stimulation process using medical imaging feedback data for affecting an operation of an implantable medical device. The first stimulation signal is applied to a neural structure for modulation of a target portion of the patient's brain associated with a disorder. Medical imaging data is acquired that is indicative of whether the target portion of the brain is modulated as a result of the first stimulation signal. The first signal characteristic is modified to generate a second stimulation signal in response to a determination that said target portion of the brain is not modulated as a result of said first stimulation signal. The first and second stimulation signals may be used to navigate an effect of the first and second stimulation signals until a targeted portion of the human body is stimulated according to a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Maschino, William Buras
  • Publication number: 20070173891
    Abstract: I disclose a method of treating a reproductive endocrine disorder in a patient, including coupling at least one electrode to at least one portion of a cranial nerve of the patient; and applying an electrical signal to said cranial nerve using said electrode to treat said reproductive endocrine disorder. Among the reproductive endocrine disorders which may be treated by the method are gonadal dysgenesis, hypogonadism, hypergonadism, delayed puberty, amenorrhea, infertility, premature menopause, and polycystic ovarian disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Publication date: July 26, 2007
    Inventor: William Buras
  • Publication number: 20070027484
    Abstract: A method for stimulating a portion of a vagus nerve of a patient to treat a pancreatic disorder is provided. At least one electrode is coupled to at least one portion of an autonomic nerve of the patient. The portion may include a celiac plexus, a superior mesenteric plexus, and a thoracic splanchnic. An electrical signal is applied to the portion of the vagus nerve using the electrode to treat the pancreatic disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Albert Guzman, Steven Maschino, Steven Parnis, William Buras
  • Publication number: 20070027496
    Abstract: A method for stimulating a portion of a vagus nerve of a patient to treat a pulmonary disorder is provided. At least one electrode is coupled to at least one portion of a left vagus nerve and/or a right vagus nerve of the patient. An electrical signal is applied to the portion of the vagus nerve using the electrode to treat the pulmonary disorder. The electrical signal may perform a blocking of an intrinsic neural activity on said at least one portion of the left vagus nerve and said right vagus nerve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Parnis, Steven Maschino, William Buras, Albert Guzman
  • Publication number: 20070027492
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for stimulating a portion of a vagus nerve of a patient to treat a gastrointestinal disorder is provided. At least one electrode is coupled to at least one portion of a vagus nerve of the patient. The portion of the a vagus nerve may include an esophageal plexus, a myenteric plexus of aurbach, a submucous plexus of the meissner, a principal nerve of the lesser curvature of the stomach, and a gastric branch of said vagus nerve. An electrical signal is applied to the portion of the vagus nerve using the electrode to treat the gastrointestinal disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Maschino, Steven Parnis, William Buras, Albert Guzman
  • Publication number: 20070027500
    Abstract: A method and device for treating a mood and/or anxiety disorder are disclosed which comprise electrical, chemical or magnetic stimulation of certain areas of the brain to modulate neuronal activity of areas associated with symptoms of mood disorders. In certain embodiments, deep brain stimulation is combined with cranial nerve stimulation to enhance symptomatic relief of the disorder. Certain embodiments also employ a sensing capability to optimize the therapeutic treatment regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Maschino, William Buras, Stephen Brannan
  • Publication number: 20070027498
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for treating persons suffering from an eating disorder includes direct or indirect stimulation of selected areas of the brain associated with a symptom of the eating disorder. The stimulation regimen is programmable to enable physician optimization of stimulation signal parameters to ameliorate at least one symptom of bulimia or another eating disorder. Certain embodiments employ deep brain stimulation and/or sensing together with cranial nerve stimulation and/or sensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven E. Maschino, William Buras, Stephen Brannan
  • Publication number: 20070027499
    Abstract: A device and method for treating a mood and/or anxiety disorder are disclosed which provide for stimulation of certain areas of the brain to modulate neuronal activity of areas associated with symptoms of mood disorders. In certain embodiments, brain stimulation is combined with cranial nerve stimulation for enhancing symptomatic relief of the disorder. Certain embodiments also employ a sensing capability for optimizing the therapeutic treatment regimen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Applicant: Cyberonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Maschino, William Buras, Stephen Brannan
  • Publication number: 20070027483
    Abstract: A method, system, and an apparatus for stimulating a cranial nerve of a patient to treat a disorder, such as a metabolic or an endocrine disorder associated with the thyroid gland with an implantable medical device are provided. The method comprises coupling an electrode to the cranial nerve selected from the group consisting of a vagus nerve, a trigeminal nerve, and a glossopharyngeal nerve. The method further includes generating an electrical signal to treat a disorder associated with the thyroid gland. The electrical signal may be applied to the cranial nerve using the electrode to provide electrical nerve stimulation therapy to the patient. For treating a patient with a metabolic or an endocrine disorder associated with the thyroid gland, a neurostimulator may be adapted to apply an electrical stimulus to the vagus nerve and/or a branch of the vagus nerve associated with the thyroid gland.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Steven Maschino, Steven Parnis, William Buras, Albert Guzman