Patents by Inventor Yosef P. Krespi

Yosef P. Krespi 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: 10835412
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a surgical implant includes a body extending from a distal end to a proximal end, the body having a first section proximal to the distal end and a second section between the first section and the proximal end, a needle attachment member located at the distal end of the body, the needle attachment member configured to attach to a needle for insertion of the surgical implant into a patient's tissue, a plurality of first barbs located on the first section of the body, the first barbs pointed towards the proximal end of the body, and a plurality of second barbs located on the second section of the body, the second barbs pointed towards the distal end of the body, wherein the second barbs are configured to be folded inwardly for insertion of the surgical implant into the patient's tissue by the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZELEGENT, INC.
    Inventors: Yosef P. Krespi, David Volpi, Alexander K. Arrow, Joseph F. Paraschac
  • Publication number: 20190029872
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a surgical implant includes a body extending from a distal end to a proximal end, the body having a first section proximal to the distal end and a second section between the first section and the proximal end, a needle attachment member located at the distal end of the body, the needle attachment member configured to attach to a needle for insertion of the surgical implant into a patient's tissue, a plurality of first barbs located on the first section of the body, the first barbs pointed towards the proximal end of the body, and a plurality of second barbs located on the second section of the body, the second barbs pointed towards the distal end of the body, wherein the second barbs are configured to be folded inwardly for insertion of the surgical implant into the patient's tissue by the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Yosef P. Krespi, David Volpi, Alexander K. Arrow, Joseph F. Paraschac
  • Patent number: 10105257
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for lifting, suspending and stiffening a patient's tissue are disclosed. In an embodiment, a surgical implant includes a body having a distal end and a proximal end, a needle attachment member located at the distal end of the body, a plurality of first barbs located on the body proximal to the distal end, the plurality of first barbs pointed towards the proximal end of the body, and a plurality of second barbs located on the body between the plurality of first barbs and the proximal end, the plurality of second barbs pointed towards the distal end of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ZELEGENT, INC.
    Inventors: Yosef P. Krespi, David Volpi, Alexander K. Arrow, Joseph F. Paraschac
  • Publication number: 20180206837
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for lifting, suspending and stiffening a patient's tissue are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of lifting and stiffening a patient's tissue includes inserting at least one suture into the patient's tissue in a first direction, pulling the suture in a second direction so as to lift and suspend the tissue in a lifted position and stiffen the tissue in the lifted position, and cutting the suture so that the tissue remains in the lifted position. Preferably, the patient's tissue is the patient's soft palate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Inventors: Yosef P. KRESPI, David VOLPI
  • Patent number: 9943305
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for lifting, suspending and stiffening a patient's tissue are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of lifting and stiffening a patient's tissue includes inserting at least one suture into the patient's tissue in a first direction, pulling the suture in a second direction so as to lift and suspend the tissue in a lifted position and stiffen the tissue in the lifted position, and cutting the suture so that the tissue remains in the lifted position. Preferably, the patient's tissue is the patient's soft palate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Zelegent, Inc.
    Inventors: Yosef P. Krespi, David Volpi
  • Publication number: 20170157437
    Abstract: A nasal device for filtering air breathed into a user's nose is disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a nasal device includes a body sized and shaped to be secured to at least one of a user's nostrils, and a filter positioned on the body so as to be located over at least one of the user's nasal passages when the body is secured to the user's at least one nostril, wherein the filter filters air breathed into the user's at least one nasal passage when the body is secured to the user's at least one nostril.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Yosef P. Krespi, Ron Hadani, Alexander K. Arrow
  • Publication number: 20170113076
    Abstract: An article of clothing with a built-in respiratory filter is disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the article of clothing includes a collar configured to be worn around a wearer's neck, a respiratory filter positioned below the collar, and an attachment mechanism configured to secure the collar above the wearer's nose when desired by the wearer, wherein the respiratory filter is positioned over the wearer's nose and/or mouth when the attachment mechanism secures the collar above the wearer's nose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Yosef P. Krespi, Ron Hadani, Selomo Ozinci
  • Publication number: 20160220411
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for lifting, suspending and stiffening a patient's tissue are disclosed. In an embodiment, a surgical implant includes a body having a distal end and a proximal end, a needle attachment member located at the distal end of the body, a plurality of first barbs located on the body proximal to the distal end, the plurality of first barbs pointed towards the proximal end of the body, and a plurality of second barbs located on the body between the plurality of first barbs and the proximal end, the plurality of second barbs pointed towards the distal end of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Inventors: Yosef P. Krespi, David Volpi, Alexander K. Arrow, Joseph F. Paraschac
  • Publication number: 20150088166
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for lifting, suspending and stiffening a patient's tissue are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of lifting and stiffening a patient's tissue includes inserting at least one suture into the patient's tissue in a first direction, pulling the suture in a second direction so as to lift and suspend the tissue in a lifted position and stiffen the tissue in the lifted position, and cutting the suture so that the tissue remains in the lifted position. Preferably, the patient's tissue is the patient's soft palate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yosef P. KRESPI, David VOLPI
  • Publication number: 20090319046
    Abstract: In an improved method for surgically treating a sleep-related breathing disorder, comprising hyoid distruction/expansion and hyo-mandibular suspension, an implant comprises a polypropylene and/or reticulated elastomeric biostable polyurethane matrix. The matrix is positioned between two or more segments of the distructed hyoid bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Applicant: BIOMERIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosef P. KRESPI, Craig D. FRIEDMAN, Arindam DATTA, Lawrence P. LAVELLE
  • Publication number: 20010032196
    Abstract: A method for offering an item to an individual for a reduced price. The method includes receiving a purchase request for the item from the individual, retrieving a pricing model associated with the item from a first database, retrieving information regarding the item from one of the first database and a second database, calculating the reduced price for the item by applying at least a portion of the retrieved information to the retrieved pricing model, and transmitting data indicating the reduced price to the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventor: Yosef P. Krespi
  • Patent number: 5817073
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for administering local anesthetics and therapeutic medications during endoscopic surgery. The method of administering the medication includes inserting an endoscope having a hollow channel through a nasal cavity of a patient, inserting a syringe through the hollow channel and into a selected anatomical site, and inserting medicine into the selected anatomical site through the syringe. The apparatus used for administering the medication includes a tip portion, an outer flexible tube and a flexible member disposed at least in part within the flexible tube. The flexible member has a distal end and is connected to the tip portion at the distal end thereof. The flexible member may also be movable in an axial direction relative to the outer flexible tube such that in a first position the tip portion is disposed within the outer flexible tube and in a second position the tip portion is extended out of the outer flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Inventor: Yosef P. Krespi
  • Patent number: 5460626
    Abstract: An apparatus for and a method of removing smoke and vaporized tissue from a patient's mouth and controlling a patient's tongue through use of a hollow tongue blade coupled to a pneumatic evacuation device which can be used in conjunction with a pharyngeal handpiece during laser applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Laser Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yosef P. Krespi
  • Patent number: 5367292
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for monitoring the flow of inspired and expired air. The apparatus includes a respiratory air tract and a piezoelectric sensor for sensing the pressure within the air tract relative to ambient pressure and generating a corresponding pressure signal. There can be alarm means in communication with the pressure sensor for indicating when flow within the air tract is inadequate. The present invention is also an apparatus for maintaining a breathing passage in the trachea of a patient. The apparatus has a tracheotomy tube for fitting into the trachea and a pressure sensor disposed such that the pressure of the air in the tracheotomy tube is sensed and produces a pressure signal corresponding to the air pressure in the tracheotomy tube. Preferably, there is also a capacitor disposed in the tracheotomy tube such that the capacitance of the capacitor corresponds to the percent occlusion of the tube by an obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 22, 1994
    Assignees: Istvan Szoke, Robert K. Einhorn, Yosef P. Krespi, Ansel M. Schwartz
    Inventors: Istvan Szoke, Robert K. Einhorn, Yosef P. Krespi
  • Patent number: 5279304
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an apparatus for measuring nasal air flow. The apparatus includes a head for interacting with at least one of the nasal cavities of a patient. The head has a measuring chamber through which air is inhaled into and exhaled from the nasal cavity. A resistance wire is positioned within the measuring chamber with the path of air flow. There is also a current generator electrically connected to the resistance wire for providing a constant current through the resistance wire such that the resistance wire is heated. The apparatus further includes means for analyzing change in voltage across the resistance wire over time such that air flow through the measuring chamber is determined. The analyzing means is electrically connected to the resistance wire. There are also means for displaying the determined air flow. The present invention is also a method for measuring nasal air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignees: Robert K. Einhorn, Jerzy Einhorn, Yosef P. Krespi, Ansel M. Schwartz
    Inventors: Robert K. Einhorn, Istvan Szoke, Jerzy Einhorn, Yosef P. Krespi