Means For Removal Of Skin Or Material Therefrom Patents (Class 606/131)
  • Patent number: 10758261
    Abstract: Skin treatment systems, handpieces, suction wands, and methods of treatment are disclosed herein. A skin treatment system includes a treatment handpiece with removable tips, a console unit, and a suction assembly. The console unit can have a pressurization device configured to be fluidically coupled to the suction assembly. The suction assembly is configured to hold a subject's skin while the treatment handpiece moves along the epidermis. The tips can replaced any number of times to perform during a treatment session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: LCL Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Richardson
  • Patent number: 10743904
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a device for obtaining biological tissue. In some embodiments, the device can include a first row of a plurality of hollow tubes; a second row of a plurality of hollow tubes, adjacent the first row of hollow tubes; a third row of a plurality of hollow tubes, adjacent the second row of hollow tubes, the first, second and third rows forming an array of hollow tubes; wherein each hollow tube can include at least one point at the distal end of the hollow tube, the plurality of rows forming a two dimensional array of hollow tubes; wherein an inner diameter of the at least one tube is less than about 1 mm, the distal end of each of the hollow tubes is configured to be inserted into a biological tissue donor site to remove a portion of tissue therefrom when each of the hollow tubes is withdrawn from the donor site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin A. Guiles, Denis Labombard, Charles Sidoti, Sameer Sabir
  • Patent number: 10736653
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, methods, and compositions are described involving removing a portion of the epidermis within a donor site on a subject, and harvesting dermal plugs within the donor site. An injectable filler is formed by mincing the dermal plugs. The injectable filler is configured for injecting into a recipient site on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 10695546
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive procedures including one or more of fractional resection, fractional lipectomy, fractional skin grafting, fractional scar revision, and/or fractional tattoo removal are described. Embodiments include instrumentation comprising a scalpet assembly coupled to a carrier, and the scalpet assembly includes a scalpet array. The scalpet array includes one or more scalpets configured for fractional resection, fractional lipectomy, fractional skin grafting, fractional scar revision, and/or fractional tattoo removal. The system includes a vacuum component coupled to the scalpet assembly and configured to evacuate tissue from the a site. The carrier is configured to control application of a rotational force and/or a vacuum force to the scalpet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 10687842
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of method and apparatus are provided for resurfacing of skin that includes formation of a plurality of small holes, e.g., having widths less than about 1 mm or 0.5 mm. For example, such small holes can be produced using a mechanical apparatus that includes one or more abrading elements provided at the end of one or more rotating shafts, thus avoiding generation of thermal damage as occurs with conventional laser resurfacing procedures and devices. The holes thus formed can be well-tolerated by the skin, and may exhibit shorter healing times and less swelling than conventional resurfacing procedures. The fractional surface coverage of the holes can be between about 0.1 and 0.7, or between about 0.2 and 0.5. The method and apparatus can produce cosmetic improvements in the skin appearance by eliciting a healing response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: William G. Austen, Dieter Manstein
  • Patent number: 10675746
    Abstract: A hand-held power tool housing is disclosed. The housing includes a first housing part on the edge of which a first rebate is formed and a second housing part on the edge of which a second rebate is formed. The first rebate and the second rebate are formed in a complementary manner to one another such that the first housing part and the second housing part can be assembled in an assembly direction. A groove is formed on the edge of the first housing part and a spring is formed on the edge of the second housing part, forming an interlocking groove-spring connection in a transverse direction to the assembly direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Helmut Burger
  • Patent number: 10631836
    Abstract: A surgical device comprising: (1) a handpiece having a distal end portion; (2) a tubular member extending from the distal end portion, the tubular member having a lumen therethrough, the lumen comprising: (a) a proximal lumen portion, (b) a distal lumen portion, (c) a first central lumen portion, and (d) a second central lumen portion, the second central portion being located between the proximal lumen portion and the first central lumen portion, wherein the distal lumen portion diverges as the distal lumen portion extends away from the first central lumen portion in a distal direction, and the second central lumen portion diverges as the second central lumen portion extends away from the first central lumen portion in a proximal direction and; wherein the tubular member has wall with a substantially uniform thickness about the first central lumen portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi, Inc.
    Inventors: Kester J. Batchelor, James Faucher
  • Patent number: 10617469
    Abstract: The invention provides a non-invasive skin treatment device (200) comprising: a light source (10) constructed for emitting treatment light (15), an optical system (20) constructed for focusing the treatment light along an optical axis (OA) to a focus position (320) inside the skin tissue (300), and an indenter (30) comprising a skin contact surface (34) having an aperture (A1) at a distance from the optical system for allowing the treatment light to be focused through the aperture into the skin tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan Alambra Palero, Martin Jurna, Babu Varghese, Margaret Ruth Horton
  • Patent number: 10524835
    Abstract: Devices and methods for dermatology and more particularly to fluid enhanced skin treatment system for skin rejuvenation that can use an abrasive probe for removing epidermal layers while contemporaneously providing for the infusion of therapeutic fluids into the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 10512484
    Abstract: A hand-held epilation device for removal of unwanted hair by a user which includes a body portion, arm, slider mechanism, and a rotatable flexible member. The slider mechanism is held under tension. The rotatable flexible member is held under tension and rotates which coils and uncoils two portions of the rotatable flexible member to grasp and remove unwanted hairs. The slider mechanism moves along the arm to maintain a consistent angle between two portions of the rotatable flexible member allowing one portion of the rotatable flexible member to act as an aid to help the user target removal of unwanted hair and permitting more precise hair removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Subodh Bharati, Sivashanthan Sivapalan
  • Patent number: 10456321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices for dermatology and more particularly to fluid enhanced skin treatment system for skin rejuvenation that can optionally use an abrasive probe for removing epidermal layers while contemporaneously providing for the infusion of therapeutic fluids into the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 10406027
    Abstract: An ophthalmic instrument includes a shaft comprising a lumen. The instrument also includes a first arm extending from the lumen, the first arm having a first distal portion having a first flat tip. The instrument also includes a second arm extending from the lumen, the second arm having a second distal portion having a second flat tip that is positioned such that the second flat tip contacts the first flat tip when the first arm is forced towards the second arm. The first arm and the second arm comprise at least in part, a first material that is substantially transparent to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength within a range of about 700-1200 nanometers (nm) and is substantially opaque to electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength within a range of about 400-700 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Reto Grueebler, Philipp Schaller
  • Patent number: 10383923
    Abstract: Reduced-pressure treatment systems and methods are disclosed that employ debridement mechanisms to remove unwanted tissue. In one instance, a reduced-pressure treatment system for treating a tissue site on a patient includes a manifold member for distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site, a support member for disposing proximate the tissue site and the manifold, and a debridement mechanism coupled to the support member. The debridement mechanism is for debriding the tissue site. The system further includes a sealing drape for placing over the tissue site and manifold member. The sealing drape is operable to form a fluid seal over the tissue site and manifold member. The system also includes a reduced-pressure subsystem for delivering a reduced pressure to the sealing drape. The system may further include a chemical-debridement subsystem. Other systems, manifolds, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Alan Seegert, Robert Peyton Wilkes
  • Patent number: 10357641
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating skin has a console with a user input device and a handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly is configured to treat skin. A fluid line provides fluid communication between the console and the handpiece assembly. A manifold system is coupled to the console and controlled by the user input device. The manifold system is configured to hold releasably a plurality of fluid sources and deliver fluid from at least one of the plurality of fluid sources to the handpiece assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Edge Systems LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Scott Mallett, Abraham Solano, William Cohen
  • Patent number: 10357642
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating skin has a console with a user input device and a handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly is configured to treat skin. A fluid line provides fluid communication between the console and the handpiece assembly. A manifold system is coupled to the console and controlled by the user input device. The manifold system is configured to hold releasably a plurality of fluid sources and deliver fluid from at least one of the plurality of fluid sources to the handpiece assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Edge Systems LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Scott Mallett, Abraham Solano, William Cohen
  • Patent number: 10299871
    Abstract: Automated systems and methods for removing hair from a body surface is provided. The methods and systems are semi- or fully automated. Some of the steps of the methods comprise determining a hair growth phase and selecting hair follicles for depilation based at least in part of the identified hair growth phase. The energy delivery device may be attached to the robotic arm and directed to align with the hair follicle to be depilated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Restoration Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriele Zingaretti, James W. McCollum, Mohan Bodduluri, Philip L. Gildenberg, Donald E. Caddes
  • Patent number: 10278733
    Abstract: A method is described for brightening tattoos or pigmented images formed below the epidermis of an individual. A skin treating device having a treatment tip with a crystalline abrasive material permanently bonded thereto is moved across the skin surface covering the tattoo. The procedure results in the bonded crystalline abrasive material removing a portion of the surface of the epidermis of the skin area over said tattoos or pigmented images, resulting in a brightening of colored or black line tattoos and a sharpening of the lines in the image. Simultaneously applying a vacuum to the skin surface during the procedure and the application of skin serum during or after the procedure enhances the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Altair Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas W. Walker, Brenda A. Acosta, John Hubble
  • Patent number: 10220122
    Abstract: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that cause cellulite at an angle substantially parallel to the surface of the skin and replace these structures with a non-cellulite forming structure by deploying a highly fibrous mesh through a single needle hole to create a highly fibrous layer directly or through wound healing processes. A tool is provided to aspirate excess fluid and tissue from the treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ULTHERA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Clark, III, James E. Chomas, Adnan I. Merchant, Ben F. Brian, III
  • Patent number: 10172628
    Abstract: A detachable vertical cutter for insertion into a cylinder or tube is formed as a single unitary structure. The single blade has a pair of tool attachment end portions and a cutting blade extending in a loop between the attachment ends. The cutting blade is inclined vertically relative to a longitudinal axis of a cylinder or tube into which the attachment ends can slide into. The cutting blade has a cutting edge, a portion of which when extended free of the cylinder or tube will extend a distance greater than the tube outside diameter. The cutting edge when pushed inwardly and pulled outwardly between adjacent vertebrae scrapes and cuts disc material. When retracted the cutting blade deflects into the cylinder or tube for insertion or extraction into or from the disc space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amendia, Inc.
    Inventors: William Carlton Tally, Kenneth Richard Barra
  • Patent number: 10130390
    Abstract: A system for abrading skin to remove outer portions thereof includes an apparatus having a skin abrading head with a head portion and a skin abrading brush. The outer head portion has a rim for placement in contact with the skin along with the bristles of the brush. Air flow is generated in the head to bring the skin into engagement with the rim and bristles and transport removed skin portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dermasweep, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackie Hart, Leonard Hofheins
  • Patent number: 10123819
    Abstract: A dermatome having a head, a neck, and a handle. The head of the dermatome may include a main housing at least partially defining a cavity and a removable member that may be configured to removably engage the main housing. The main housing may include one or more features configured to guide the removable member into alignment with the main housing and/or one or more features configured to engage the removable member. The removable member of the dermatome may be made from a different material than the main housing. The neck may include a first portion and a second portion, where the first portion is made from a different material than the second portion. The dermatome may be configured to connect to one or more of a fluid power source, a battery power source, and a wall power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Mahaffey, Bruce Straslicka
  • Patent number: 10052468
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods and compositions for treating skin. In some embodiments, the method uses an exfoliation tool. In some embodiments, the method uses an exfoliation tool together with selected skin care agents or compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Rodan & Fields, LLC
    Inventors: Kathryn P. Rodan, Kathy A. Fields
  • Patent number: 10025280
    Abstract: A system for cosmetologists, dermatologists, trichologists, salon professionals and the general public to produce a customized hair or skin care product using a diagnostic device for analyzing hair, scalp, and skin conditions. The diagnostic device communicates the diagnostic data to a self-contained processing apparatus, which has software that can formulate a recipe for the hair or skin care product and generate operating instructions for producing the product based on the recipe. The processing apparatus comprises a housing unit having a control center, a plurality of removable canisters capable of holding ingredients for producing the hair or skin care product, a dispensing system for dispensing the ingredients to a mixing bowl, a mixing device for mixing the ingredients, and preferably a heating element for heating the ingredients in the bowl, wherein the apparatus produces the hair or skin care product according to the operating instructions to provide individualized treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Malha Bly
  • Patent number: 10004535
    Abstract: An abrasive skin treatment device including a handle portion, a head portion including an exfoliating element, and a unitary pivoting mechanism providing relative movement between the handle portion and the head portion along at least two planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Telebrands Corp.
    Inventor: Ajit Khubani
  • Patent number: 9993261
    Abstract: Skin graft harvesting systems and methods are disclosed that utilize sensors to automate the harvesting of skin grafts or assist a user in deciding when the skin graft is ready to be harvested. Such systems and methods can reduce the burden of visual observation and ensure greater reliability and consistency of the grafts. The invention is particularly useful with harvesters that rely upon suction and/or heating to raise a plurality of small or “micro” blisters simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Pratt, Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Kevin Higley, Tab Randolph, T. Blane Sanders
  • Patent number: 9974373
    Abstract: The invention relates to an epilator (10) comprising an epilation head (18) having at least one rotatable disc-shaped member (20), a massaging member (34) arranged next to the epilation head, and a drive structure for driving the massaging member (34). According to the invention, the drive structure comprises a cylinder (26) for contacting a circumference of said at least one disc-shaped member (20) for the purpose of being rotated by said at least one disc-shaped member (20) about a rotational axis (30), wherein the cylinder (26) has a contact surface which is symmetrical about the rotational axis (30). The drive structure may further comprise an eccentric tappet (32) arranged for being rotated by the cylinder (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Erich Pötscher
  • Patent number: 9943331
    Abstract: A method of an extraction of follicular cells which is based on a principle of a hair extraction from a skin of mammals by the help of an extraction device, when during the extraction remains preserved also the root part of the hair surrounded by follicular cells, where the essence of the invention is that at least one hair from a sampling point of the skin is sucked in by the help of vacuum which is led form a body of the extraction device into an interspace of a two-cone collet fixed partly to the body and partly to an arbor where is subsequently by the interspace closing between its inner cone and an outer cone by the help of a counter pressure of the arbor this hair grasped and after it extracted from the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO
    Inventors: Martin Mistrik, Jiri Bartek
  • Patent number: 9901369
    Abstract: A method of cleaning a dermatome includes sealing an inlet fluid path and an outlet fluid path of a valve of the dermatome, the inlet fluid path configured to deliver a pressurized fluid to an interior of the dermatome to power the dermatome when open, and the outlet fluid path configured to expel an exhaust fluid from the interior of the dermatome when open. The method further includes washing the dermatome with the inlet and outlet fluid paths sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Zimmer Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Mahaffey, Bruce Straslicka
  • Patent number: 9833261
    Abstract: A microdermabrasion system upgrade kit includes a plurality of couplers from which a user may choose one or more couplers in order to connect the upgrade kit to a vacuum source of an existing microdermabrasion system. In an implementation, the upgrade kit includes a power socket that the user can plug the vacuum source into.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Envy Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Brendon Boone, III, Basil M. Hantash, Kenneth B. Karasiuk
  • Patent number: 9814868
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating skin has a console with a user input device and a handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly is configured to treat skin. A fluid line provides fluid communication between the console and the handpiece assembly. A manifold system is coupled to the console and controlled by the user input device. The manifold system is configured to hold releasably a plurality of fluid sources and deliver fluid from at least one of the plurality of fluid sources to the handpiece assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Edge Systems LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Scott Mallett, Abraham Solano, William Cohen
  • Patent number: 9775420
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with an attachment for an epilator or an epilator having an axle arranged for driven movement around a center axle axis, an end plate arranged at a first end of the axle for rotation together with the axle, the end plate having at least a first functional surface, a first clamping element having a functional surface, the first functional surface of the end plate being arranged face-to-face with the functional surface of the first clamping element, and the first clamping element being arranged for repeatedly being moved towards and away from the end plate such that repeatedly a closed position is obtained in which the two functional surfaces abut on each other, wherein the end plate is an outer part of the epilator or the attachment for an epilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Pedro Sanchez-Martinez, Ralf Klug, Thomas Steiner
  • Patent number: 9775645
    Abstract: A microdermabrasion system includes an applicator tool including a central handle portion with a treatment tip at a distal end of the handle, where the treatment tip includes an abrading surface formed on a front surface of the tip. A proximal end of the elongated handle is coupled to first and second arms, forming an opening in the hand piece through which a user can insert one or more fingers. The handle supports a bottom side of a user's finger while the user grips the handle. In an implementation, the handle includes an indentation for at least one finger. In an implementation, the treatment tip is removable and replaceable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Envy Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: N. Brendon Boone, III
  • Patent number: 9585687
    Abstract: The present method and apparatus seek to provide cosmetic skin care including application in concert or consecutively of various types of energy to bring about a welcomed combination of skin cleansing and skin rejuvenation and enhancing. There is thus provided, in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the current method and apparatus an apparatus for cosmetic skin care including a brush-like head having a multiplicity of bristles attached to one or more carriers at least a portion of which is operative to apply forms of energy to the skin. At least one of the forms of energy is RF energy while other forms include light energy, mechanical energy, ultrasound energy and any suitable combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SYNERON MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Fabian Tenenbaum, Lion Flyash, Shimon Eckhouse
  • Patent number: 9480321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a motor-driven epilation head for an epilation device for plucking hairs of the human skin. Specifically, the invention relates to an epilation head having a rotation cylinder that can be rotated about a rotation axis and includes a plurality of plucking units for capturing and plucking the hairs. Each plucking unit comprises a first clamping element, a second clamping element and a third clamping element. The first clamping element together with the second clamping element forms a first closeable plucking gap and the second clamping element together with the third clamping element forms a second closeable plucking gap. The first and the second clamping elements are movably mounted and can be jointly actuated by means of an actuation element in order to close the first and the second plucking gap. The first and the second clamping elements move in the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Huisinga, Ralf Klug, Judith Von Dahlen, Michael Noderer, Stefan Sindlinger, Thomas Steiner
  • Patent number: 9474886
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating skin has a console with a user input device and a handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly is configured to treat skin. A fluid line provides fluid communication between the console and the handpiece assembly. A manifold system is coupled to the console and controlled by the user input device. The manifold system is configured to hold releasably a plurality of fluid sources and deliver fluid from at least one of the plurality of fluid sources to the handpiece assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Edge Systems LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Scott Mallett, Abraham Solano, William Cohen
  • Patent number: 9468774
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for focused remodeling and downsizing the volume of subcutaneous lipid-rich cells, body contouring, and tightening skin tissue, using controlled heating of the targeted areas on the body. Electromagnetic energy heats skin layers or tissues to achieve an aesthetic effect. The electromagnetic energy may be applied via an applicator without touching the skin. A spacer of insulating or dielectric material may be provided between the applicator and the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BTL Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Jan {hacek over (Z)}árský, Tomá{hacek over (s)} Schwarz
  • Patent number: 9420866
    Abstract: The extraction of a hair graft from a harvesting area of a scalp employs a hollow punch fitted with an auxiliary instrumentation for separating a target graft from collagen fibrils which resist extraction. A water jet which follows the annular path of the punch as it rotates into the scalp is described as well as a vibrating punch alternative embodiment for achieving the desired separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventors: William Rassman, Jae Pak
  • Patent number: 9414959
    Abstract: Peritoneal heat exchange provides the benefit of extremely rapid cooling of the patient's target organs such as the heart and brain as well as facilitating global patient body temperature reduction to therapeutically effective temperatures. The heat exchange medium of the present invention is a chilled gaseous fluid suspension of frozen ice particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Qool Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Belson
  • Patent number: 9320422
    Abstract: A surgical retractor having first and second elongate members with semi-circular distal ends and proximal ends with a coupling area there between for maintaining tissue away from a surgical site. One elongate member is inserted into a surgical site and serves as a template for forming a pocket therein. A second elongate member is connected to the first inside the surgical site and serves as a template for creating the opposed half of the pocket. Relatively large inplant, 14-15 cm are inserted into the pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: M Vincent Makhlouf
  • Patent number: 9314262
    Abstract: A method and device for the extraction of follicular units from a donor area on a patient. The method includes scoring the outer skin layers with a sharp punch, and then inserting a blunt punch into the incision to separate the hair follicle from the surrounding tissue and fatty layer. The method and device will significantly decrease the amount of follicular transection and increase the rate at which follicular units can be extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HSC DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventor: James A. Harris
  • Patent number: 9265568
    Abstract: An end effector assembly for use with an electrosurgical instrument is provided. The end effector assembly includes a pair of opposing jaw members configured to grasp tissue therebetween, at least one jaw member adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy to seal tissue disposed between jaw members during a sealing process. At least one of the jaw members includes an activator configured to selectively impart mechanical perturbations to the at least one jaw member during the sealing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Coviden LP
    Inventors: Boris Chernov, Nataliya Chernova, Igoris Misuchenko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 9226764
    Abstract: Surgical curettes or rakes with cutting edges conform or deflect to allow for contouring that follows the bony anatomy. The cutting tips can be pre-sterile, disposable and made from flexible materials including metals and polymers. The disposable tips ensure that a sharp cutting edge is exposed to the endplate for each procedure. The tips can also be adjusted to change the size of the cutting surface and window for retaining shaved disc material. The tips can pivot to provide for a self adjusting angle that allows the cutting edge to have full contact with the endplate at various angles like the pivot on a disposable razor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. O'Neil, Jonathan Bellas, John Riley Hawkins, Cody Cranson, Christopher Ramsay
  • Patent number: 9173675
    Abstract: A dermatome assembly is operable to harvest a skin graft and includes an ultrasonic dermatome and a power supply. The ultrasonic dermatome includes a body and an ultrasonic blade assembly mounted in the body. The blade assembly includes a frequency generator and a cutting horn powered by the frequency generator. The cutting horn is spaced apart from the body so that the body is restricted from damping vibrational movement of the cutting horn. The dermatome assembly is operable to precisely control the thickness of the cut skin graft and also restrict the cutting horn from overheating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dadson Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: James Raymond Lucas, Mark Loyd Jones, James Earl Alrdrich, Peter Barrett Lucas, Norbert Russ, Shane E. Cowden
  • Patent number: 9107486
    Abstract: Exfoliating brush heads are disclosure for use with a personal care appliance. The personal care appliance is configured to oscillate the exfoliating brush head to provide improved smoothing and exfoliation of a patient's epidermis with or without the antecedent application of skin care formula. The oscillating action of the exfoliating brush head may be rotational, translational, or a combination thereof. In use, the personal care appliance oscillates the exfoliating brush head over a patient's skin in order to remove dead skin from the patient's epidermis. The exfoliating brush head may include first and second groups of tufts, wherein the first and second groups of tufts have different bristle heights and/or stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Gerald Keith Brewer, Kenneth A. Pilcher, Robert E. Akridge
  • Patent number: 9056193
    Abstract: A device for treating the skin comprises a handpiece assembly having a distal end and a proximal end, a cartridge comprising an interior cavity and a tip on the distal end of the handpiece assembly. The handpiece assembly includes a fluid delivery conduit and a waste conduit. In addition, the cartridge is coupled to the handpiece assembly with the interior cavity of the cartridge being in fluid communication with the fluid delivery conduit. Further, the tip is configured to contact the skin. The tip comprises a peripheral lip, a first opening in fluid communication with the fluid delivery conduit, a second opening in fluid communication with the waste conduit and an abrasive element. The first opening, the second opening and the abrasive element of the tip are generally positioned within the peripheral lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Edge Systems LLC
    Inventors: Roger Ignon, Ed. F. Nicolas
  • Patent number: 9055963
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for the removal of foreign bodies and thrombi from body cavities and blood vessels using a guide wire provided with a distal element with said distal element being provided with an orthogonal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Phenox GmbH
    Inventors: Elina Miloslavski, Hans Henkes, Ralf Hannes, Hermann Monstadt
  • Patent number: 9050070
    Abstract: Certain embodiments disclosed herein relate to compositions, methods, devices, systems, and products regarding frozen particles. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles include materials at low temperatures. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles provide vehicles for delivery of particular agents. In certain embodiments, the frozen particles are administered to at least one biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: The Invention Science Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: Edward S. Boyden, Daniel B. Cook, Roderick A. Hyde, Eric C. Leuthardt, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elizabeth A. Sweeney, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9039722
    Abstract: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that cause cellulite at an angle substantially parallel to the surface of the skin and replace these structures with a non-cellulite forming structure by deploying a highly fibrous mesh through a single needle hole to create a highly fibrous layer directly or through wound healing processes. A tool is provided to aspirate excess fluid and tissue from the treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ulthera, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Clark, III, James E. Chomas, Adnan I. Merchant, Ben F. Brian, III
  • Patent number: 9028507
    Abstract: Provided herein is an instrument and method useful to incise in to the skin to a precise depth and at a specific angle with respect to the surface of the skin of a patient, for the extraction of individual follicular groups or individual follicular units. An instrument according to the invention precisely limits the depth of incision, and creates a circular incision around a hair, follicular unit, or follicular cluster in a manner such that no damage occurs to any of the hair shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: John P. Cole
  • Publication number: 20150105801
    Abstract: A version of the invention discloses a foot cleaning device. A preferred embodiment of a version of the invention is based on a circular foot cleaning device that uses thin or textured edges to exfoliate and clean the foot and heel. In a preferred embodiment, the device is placed on the foot or heel and rotated. Embodiments of the invention comprise a foot cleaning device that cleans all areas of the foot. Versions of the invention comprise a foot cleaning device for the ball, side, toe area, and heel area of the foot. The invention additionally comprises inserts and attachments. In one embodiment, the inserts and attachments comprise sandstone, pumice stone, or similar materials that allows the user to loosen calluses or dead skin before scraping them off. In another embodiment the inserts and attachments comprise points, spikes, and similar materials that allows the user to loosen calluses or dead skin before scraping them off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Yvonne Antonia Roberts