Patents by Inventor Zachary Dominguez

Zachary Dominguez 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: 11185641
    Abstract: Skin can be treated by piercing skin with a plurality of needles of an injection device and ejecting a dose of fluid therethrough. The device can include a housing, a plunger disposed in the housing, a cartridge disposed in the housing, and one or more dosing chambers. The plurality of needles can be coupled to the housing and be in fluid communication with the cartridge. Advancement of the plunger can cause a dose of fluid to be ejected from the plurality of needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Ethan Franklin, Dimitrios Stroumpoulis, Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Bastien Mandaroux, Edwin Kayda
  • Patent number: 10987503
    Abstract: A skin treatment can include applying a microneedle device to a region of the skin so that microneedles of the device penetrate the stratum corneum. The arrangement of microneedles can have first microneedles with a first length and second microneedles with a second length, different from the first length. The first and second microneedles can be formed from a mixture of a polymeric material and an active agent beneficial to skin. After the device is applied to the skin, the first and second microneedles can be released below the skin surface, followed by dissolution of the first and second microneedles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20210016008
    Abstract: Described herein are assisted syringes. The syringes provide a higher force to the plunger tip than the extrusion force applied to the plunger. The assisted syringes can be used to inject or extrude viscous materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Jason S. Metzner, Zachary Dominguez, Justin J. Schwab, Ethan Franklin, Mike Augarten
  • Publication number: 20200316356
    Abstract: A skin treatment can include applying a microneedle device to a region of the skin so that microneedles of the device penetrate the stratum corneum. The arrangement of microneedles can have first microneedles with a first length and second microneedles with a second length, different from the first length. The first and second microneedles can be formed from a mixture of a polymeric material and an active agent beneficial to skin. After the device is applied to the skin, the first and second microneedles can be released below the skin surface, followed by dissolution of the first and second microneedles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Patent number: 10792427
    Abstract: Described herein are assisted syringes. The syringes provide a higher force to the plunger tip than the extrusion force applied to the plunger. The assisted syringes can be used to inject or extrude viscous materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason S. Metzner, Zachary Dominguez, Justin J. Schwab, Ethan Franklin, Mike Augarten
  • Patent number: 10603477
    Abstract: A skin treatment device is provided including bioerodible polymeric microneedles which are designed to more effectively deliver beneficial agents to the skin. The device includes a flexible substrate and an arrangement, for example, an array, of microneedles projecting from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner
  • Publication number: 20190358566
    Abstract: Lipoaspirate can be treated for use in fat grafting procedures. For example, the lipoaspirate can be placed in a container having an inlet for receiving the lipoaspirate and an outlet for dispensing and removal of desired materials from the lipoaspirate. The inlet and the outlet can be located on a common side of first and second filter elements. An activation mechanism can be actuated to move the first filter element relative to the second filter element within the container to separate cellular components of the lipoaspirate from non-cellular components of the lipoaspirate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary DOMINGUEZ, Justin SCHWAB, Tiago BERTOLOTE, Jason METZNER, Ethan FRANKLIN
  • Publication number: 20190336272
    Abstract: Methods for texturing surgical implants, for example, breast implants, are provided. The methods include applying a tacky layer onto an implant shell, creating a micrometer-scale pattern of sacrificial material on the tacky layer, and thereafter, removing the sacrificial material from the tacky layer to obtain a textured layer. Multiple textured layers can be formed on the implant shell. Further, the micrometer-scale pattern can be formed using a printing mechanism and a 3D printing technique, such as a solid freeform fabrication or a layer manufacturing technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Robert NIETO, Zachary DOMINGUEZ
  • Publication number: 20190247583
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe accessories that can be attached to standard syringes. These accessories utilize one or more mechanisms that can provide at least one additional sensory feedback to the user when performing an aliquot or dosed injection. In other embodiments, the accessories can prevent overdosing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Justin Schwab, Edwin J. Kada, Zachary Dominguez, Christopher Mudd
  • Patent number: 10369500
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treating lipoaspirate for use in fat grafting procedures are provided and generally include a canister for containing lipoaspirate, a separation mechanism structured to separate both oils and other materials from cellular components of lipoaspirate contained in the canister. The separation mechanism includes filters having different filtering capacities, for example, different pore sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Tiago Bertolote, Jason Metzner, Ethan Franklin
  • Patent number: 10350055
    Abstract: Methods for texturing surgical implants, for example, breast implants, are provided. The methods include the use of computer controlled 3D printing of a sacrificial material to create a textured surface on an unfinished surface of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Nieto, Zachary Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20190201635
    Abstract: Skin can be treated by piercing skin with a plurality of needles of an injection device and ejecting a dose of fluid therethrough. The device can include a housing, a plunger disposed in the housing, a cartridge disposed in the housing, and one or more dosing chambers. The plurality of needles can be coupled to the housing and be in fluid communication with the cartridge. Advancement of the plunger can cause a dose of fluid to be ejected from the plurality of needles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Ethan FRANKLIN, Dimitrios STROUMPOULIS, Zachary DOMINGUEZ, Justin SCHWAB, Bastien MANDAROUX, Edwin KAYDA
  • Patent number: 10265477
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe accessories that can be attached to standard syringes. These accessories utilize one or more mechanisms that can provide at least one additional sensory feedback to the user when performing an aliquot or dosed injection. In other embodiments, the accessories can prevent overdosing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Edwin J. Kayda, Zachary Dominguez, Christopher Mudd
  • Patent number: 10226585
    Abstract: Injection devices are provided which include a handpiece capable of housing a cartridge containing an injectable composition, and a head coupled to the handpiece and housing a plurality of retractable needles and a dosing mechanism. Methods of treating skin surfaces are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Franklin, Dimitrios Stroumpoulis, Zachary Dominguez, Justin Schwab, Bastien Mandaroux, Edwin Kayda
  • Publication number: 20190070215
    Abstract: Methods and devices for use in reducing the appearance of dimpled skin or other undesirable appearance of skin in a cellulitic region of a patient are provided. The methods include the steps of disrupting fibrous septae located beneath the skin of a cellulitic region and introducing a composition beneath the skin, the composition being effective to reduce or prevent regrowth of the fibrous septae.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Tracy Ann Perry, Rui Avelar, Justin Schwab, Zachary Dominguez, Edwin Kayda
  • Publication number: 20190029807
    Abstract: Methods for texturing surgical implants, for example, breast implants, are provided. The methods include the use of computer controlled 3D printing of a sacrificial material to create a textured surface on an unfinished surface of the implant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Robert NIETO, Zachary DOMINGUEZ
  • Patent number: 10117892
    Abstract: Methods and devices for use in reducing the appearance of dimpled skin or other undesirable appearance of skin in a cellulitic region of a patient are provided. The methods include the steps of disrupting fibrous septae located beneath the skin of a cellulitic region and introducing a composition beneath the skin, the composition being effective to reduce or prevent regrowth of the fibrous septae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy Ann Perry, Rui Avelar, Justin Schwab, Zachary Dominguez, Edwin Kayda
  • Publication number: 20180304013
    Abstract: Described herein are assisted syringes. The syringes provide a higher force to the plunger tip than the extrusion force applied to the plunger. The assisted syringes can be used to inject or extrude viscous materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Jason S. Metzner, Zachary Dominguez, Justin J. Schwab, Ethan Franklin, Mike Augarten
  • Patent number: 10092392
    Abstract: Methods for texturing surgical implants, for example, breast implants, are provided. The methods include the use of computer controlled 3D printing of a sacrificial material to create a textured surface on an unfinished surface of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ALLERGAN, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Nieto, Zachary Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20180229017
    Abstract: A skin treatment device is provided including bioerodible polymeric microneedles which are designed to more effectively deliver beneficial agents to the skin. The device includes a flexible substrate and an arrangement, for example, an array, of microneedles projecting from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Justin J. Schwab, Michael Augarten, Zachary Dominguez, Ethan Franklin, Edwin J. Kayda, Jason Metzner