Abstract: The present invention is directed to an irrigation device and irrigation system. More specifically, the present invention is directed to a weep or tear type irrigation device and irrigation system.
Abstract: A personal aircraft device (“PAD”) and a powered personal aircraft device (“PPAD”) configured to be ridden and/or releasably connected to a person or user. The personal aircraft device can be configured to provide a large array of maneuvers during sky diving or free fall, and perform somewhat as a lifting device requiring a parachute landing and/or alternatively can be configured to glide to a safe landing. The personal aircraft device and powered personal aircraft device according to the present invention provide for high performance, speed and/or maneuvering of a person or user during free fall, and can provide increased or significantly increased gliding capability versus free falling or deployment of a high performance parachute.
Abstract: An apparatus for use with rechargeable dispensers includes a spray head and a probe connected to the spray head for puncturing reservoirs of concentrated chemical. The probe includes a connecting portion for attaching the probe to the barrel of the spray head; a disc portion, the connecting portion and the disc portion defining a through hole; and a shaft portion connected to the disc portion at one end and defining a tip end at another end. The probe may also include more than one shaft portion. In one embodiment, a conventional downtube is modified to function as a probe.
Abstract: A method of changing the shape and/or size of an intracorneal ring in situ. The intracorneal ring can be a lens. Preferably, the intracorneal ring is made of a collagen-based polymer material such as COLLAMER.
Abstract: Rechargeable containers and dispensers, in particular spray bottle dispensers including at least one chemical reservoir for recharging the spray bottle dispenser. Preferably, a plurality of separate chemical reservoirs containing chemical concentrate are provided within the spray bottle dispenser to fully contain any inadvertent spillage of chemicals, and to insure a high degree of safety against accidental spills, and/or accidental ingestion by children.
Abstract: A deformable intraocular lens having frosted and/or colored haptic portions. The frosted haptic portions increase the frictional resistance to movement or rotation within the inner structure of the eye once implanted.
Abstract: An electrical candlestick device including a candlestick portion and base portion provided with a mounting extension configured to be captured between a movable sash and stationary window sill. In preferred embodiments, the mounting portion accommodates a power cord for outdoor applications and includes a finger/thumb grip to facilitate installation and removal thereof.
Abstract: Rechargeable dispensers, in particular spray bottle dispensers including at least one chemical reservoir for recharging the spray bottle dispenser. Preferably, a plurality of separate chemical reservoirs containing chemical concentrate are provided within the spray bottle dispenser to fully contain any inadvertent spillage of chemicals, and to insure a high degree of safety against accidental spills, and/or accidental ingestion by children.
Abstract: A device for applying therapeutic thermal energy to a human or animal includes a deformable and resilient first layer sealingly connected to a deformable and resilient second layer along a common perimeter, the first layer further sealingly connected to the second layer along a plurality of curvilinear paths within the perimeter, the paths defining a plurality of channels between the first layer and the second layer, the paths being configured to allow articulation between adjacent channels, each channel having at least one end defined by the common perimeter, the at least one end of each channel being directly adjacent at least one end of another channel and, each channel being at least partially filled with a medium.
Abstract: An intraocular lens injection system comprising an injecting device and cartridge. The cartridge comprises a lens holding portion and an outer sleeve portion. The invention includes a method of pre-loading the injecting system, particularly the cartridge, to reduce the amount of packaging, prevent damage to the intraocular lens during packaging and shipping, allow the pre-loaded injecting cartridge to be autoclaved as a unit, and eliminate the step of loading the cartridge with the intraocular lens by the end user to prevent potential damage during this step.
Abstract: A deformable intraocular lens injecting apparatus for inserting a deformable intraocular lens through a small incision into an eye. The apparatus includes a lens injecting body including a lens receiver configured to be operated between an open configuration and a closed configuration, and a nozzle portion provided with a tip portion configured to be inserted through a small incision into an eye. The nozzle portion is configured for connection to the lens receiver of the lens injecting body, and the nozzle portion and the lens receiver defining a lens delivery passageway. A plunger is slidably disposed relative to the lens delivery passageway and configured to engage a deformable intraocular lens within the lens delivery passageway of the lens receiver, and to move the deformable intraocular lens out of the lens delivery passageway into the eye.
March 1, 2000
Date of Patent:
May 14, 2002
STAAR Surgical Company, Inc.
Maurice D. Butts, Thomas J. Chambers, Flora Wang, Robert S. Friedman
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a rechargeable dispenser including a cap removably connected to a bottle having an upwardly extending flange. The cap is provided with at least one reservoir to be compromised by the spout of the bottle to release chemical concentrate in the bottle for charging the rechargeable dispenser when mixed with a diluent such as water within the bottle.
Abstract: A biological material is prepared for use in ophthalmology by steps of providing animal pericardium, subjecting the animal pericardium to multiple steps of freezing and thawing in a salt solution and incubating the animal pericardium in a solution of ammonia and ethyl alcohol. The multiple steps of freezing and thawing are conducted in a mixture of about 0.9% sodium chloride solution and distilled water in about 1:1 proportions of sodium chloride solution to distilled water. The incubating step is conducted in a mixture of 1% ammonia solution and 1% ethyl alcohol solution in about 1:1 proportions of ammonia solution to ethyl alcohol solution over a period of 48 to 72 hours.
December 26, 2000
Date of Patent:
April 9, 2002
STAAR Surgical AG
Svyatoslav Nikolayevich Fedorov, Sergei Nikolayevich Bagrov, Yevgeny Viktorovich Larionov
Abstract: A method of making a multiple neck spray bottle comprising the steps of providing a blow mold having a molding cavity configured for molding a multiple-neck spray bottle have multiple open headed neck portions with at least one threaded neck portion configured to connect with the spray head, providing at least one plastic parison inside the molding cavity, blow molding the at least one parison inside the molding cavity to form the multiple neck spray bottle, and opening the blow mold to release the formed multiple neck spray bottle from the blow mold.
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a phacoemulsification apparatus configured for random pulse mode operation. Specifically, the phacoemulsification apparatus is electrically controlled to operate an ultrasonic hand piece, and thus a tip of a phacoemulsification needle in a random pulse mode.