Patents Assigned to Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
  • Patent number: 9907648
    Abstract: A lens and cartridge packaging system and method of use which simplify the removal and transfer of an IOL to an IOL insertion device is disclosed. The packaging system enables a user to easily load an IOL into a cartridge without the use of forceps. In addition, the packaging system also allows a user to fold and insert the IOL into a cartridge without damaging the IOL and/or compromising IOL sterility. In addition, the related methods of use minimize and/or eliminate damage to the IOL during unpackaging, folding, transfer and loading procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Rod T. Peterson, Mark S. Cole, Robert D. Ott
  • Patent number: 9895262
    Abstract: A system and method of receiving a cassette to a console of a phacoemulsification system. The system and method may include receiving the cassette in close proximity to a cassette receptacle comprising a receiving surface, sensing variations in at least two variable resistances mounted respectively diagonally about the receiving surface, and comparing the variations as between the at least two variable resistances to assess an attitude of the cassette. The system and method may optionally include clamping the cassette responsively to the comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Ross, James B. Gerg, Kyle E. Lynn, Lauren M. Hickey
  • Patent number: 9898584
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable storage medium for providing a genericized medical device architecture common to a plurality of medical devices are disclosed. The architecture may comprise at least one diagnostics module associated with at least one of the plurality of medical devices, wherein the at least one diagnostics module is configured to monitor an operational status of the at least one medical device. At least one hardware abstraction layer may be associated with at least one of the plurality of medical devices, and may be configured to provide abstracted access to hardware of the at least one medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventor: Richard G Duff
  • Patent number: 9877865
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a cassette capture mechanism for uniting a cassette with a console to prevent jamming or damage to the console and/or cassette. The cassette capture mechanism comprises a cassette receptacle, an axial translation linkage, a first sensor apparatus, and a second sensor apparatus. The cassette receptacle is configured to couple with a cassette having a positioning surface. The axial translation linkage is configured to couple the cassette with the cassette receptacle. The first sensor apparatus is configured to detect alignment of the cassette in a horizontal plane with respect to the cassette receptacle when the cassette is initially coupled with the cassette receptacle; and the second sensor apparatus is configured to detect activation of the first sensor apparatus and detect alignment of the cassette in a vertical plane with respect to the cassette receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy T. Links
  • Patent number: 9861470
    Abstract: An IOL inserter for delivering an intraocular lens (IOL) into the eye of a subject, has a handpiece with a generally tubular barrel, a nosepiece coupled to the distal end of the handpiece; and a plunger having a spiral groove. The plunger translates longitudinally within the barrel and passes through a piston with an O-ring that frictionally engages an inner surface of the barrel. The spiral groove interacts with a pin or tooth in the bore of the piston. The plunger may have a drive cap and a cover fixed on the proximal end of the drive cap. The distal end of the plunger may engage having an enlarged head that receives the distal end of the plunger. The distal end of the pushrod may have a bifurcated tip capable of contacting and urging an IOL from the inserter during the implant procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC.
    Inventors: Mark Cole, Rod Peterson, Nick Martin, Steven Anderson
  • Patent number: 9855134
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for coating an implantable lens. The apparatus, system and method may include at least one coating layer applied to at least one surface of the optic of the implantable lens, wherein the coating layer at least partially protects the optic at least during the implantation, and wherein the coating layer is removable following implantation. The coating layer may include a lubricant and/or medication and may be in the form of a biodegradable polymer and/or a film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventor: Rakhi Jain
  • Patent number: 9820647
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention generally relate to systems and methods for eye imaging, and more particularly to measuring the size and position of the lens capsule and of the implanted intraocular lens. In one embodiment, a method for measuring the size and position of the lens capsule and of the implanted intraocular lens comprises generating and emitting one or more light beams at an angle adjacent to the eye, generating one or more eye images, and detecting the position and/or boundary of a lens capsule from its shadow casted by reflected light on the iris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC.
    Inventors: Zsolt Bor, Anthony W. Dennison, Michael Campos, Peter Patrick De Guzman
  • Patent number: 9814570
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device is provided for a patient that has a basic prescription for distant vision, the ophthalmic device including a primary optic and a supplemental optic. The primary optic is configured for placement in the eye and has a base optical power configured to substantially provide the basic prescription. The supplemental optic has an optical power that is less than the optical power of the primary optic and is configured to provide, in combination with the primary optic, a combined optical power that provides the basic prescription of the patient. In addition, at least one surface of the primary optic is configured to deform in response to an ocular force so as to modify the combined optical power by at least 1 Diopter. The ophthalmic device may further include a movement assembly operably coupled to the primary optic that is structured to cooperate with the eye to effect accommodating deformation of the primary optic in response to an ocular force produced by the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Glick Robert, Brady Daniel
  • Patent number: 9795507
    Abstract: A foot pedal with a treadle that pivots up and down to vary its pitch, and/or side to side to vary its yaw. The pivot range of motion is divided into a plurality of zones, each zone configured to correspond to a respective virtual switch. When the treadle is pivoted into one of the zones, the corresponding virtual switch is activated. The virtual switch controls an operatively coupled device such as a handpiece used in a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Hajishah, Mitchell W. Mallough
  • Patent number: 9788939
    Abstract: A rear-loaded injector cartridge for an intraocular lens (IOL) having a proximal opening that provides a haptic slot. The haptic slot receives a leading haptic of an IOL loaded therein, and temporarily retains the leading haptic while the optic of the IOL is inserted into a holding area of the cartridge. As the optic passes by, the leading haptic folds over the top of the optic, on its anterior side. The length of the haptic retention slot is sufficient to maintain the leading haptic in its anteriorly folded position while the IOL remains in holding area, typically while the cartridge is mated with a handpiece of the injector. The cartridge also has a rear or proximal cut out which advantageously keys with a similarly-sized rail on the handpiece so that the cartridge cannot be inserted in the wrong way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent G. Hoffmann, David A. Ruddocks, Mark S. Cole, Daniel G. Brady
  • Patent number: 9788998
    Abstract: Phacoemulsification apparatus includes a phacoemulsification handpiece having a needle and an electrical circuitry for ultrasonic vibrating the needle. A power source provides pulsed electrical power to the handpiece electrical circuitry and an input is provided for enabling a surgeon to select an amplitude of dislighted pulses and a pulse width. A control system and pulse duty cycle is provided for controlling the off duty cycle to insure heat dissipation before a subsequent pulse is activated, including a foot pedal switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Kadziauskas, Paul Rockley
  • Patent number: 9775968
    Abstract: A system and method for the use of magneto-rheological fluids (MRF) and magnetically controlled elastomers (MCE) for use in fluid control and distribution apparatus which are responsive to control by a magnetic field are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventor: Curt A Novak
  • Patent number: 9775742
    Abstract: A vitrectomy apparatus is provided, including a pressure source, a cut valve connected to the pressure source, the cut valve configured to be turned on and off to provide pressure to selectively extend and retract a vitrectomy cutting device, a plurality of sensors provided at a plurality of points between the pressure source and the vitrectomy handpiece, and a controller configured to employ a function correlating a desired cut rate with a pressure source duty cycle and employ a different function when one sensor of the plurality of sensors senses a pressure outside a predetermined pressure range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Hajishah, Mitchell W Mallough
  • Patent number: 9770325
    Abstract: An intraocular lens for reducing aberrant optical effects includes an anterior surface, a posterior surface and a peripheral region/zone disposed about a central optical axis. The peripheral region/zone has an inflection region/transition area that is inclined with respect to the anterior surface at an angle between about 40 degrees and 120 degrees with respect to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventor: Huawei Zhao
  • Patent number: 9757275
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods interface a cassette with an eye treatment system console to provide coupling between the console and an eye treatment probe. The console may receive the cassette using a driven axial translation linkage that inhibits rotation of the cassette. The cassette may facilitate accurately positioning of a pressure sensor relative to a the console by allowing sliding movement between the sensor and a cassette body. Multiple peristaltic drives may be mounted to the console so that their rotors rotate about a common axis. An integrated mount structure may support and/or position components of the console which will interface with cassette, and an axially compressible vacuum connector of the console seal to a tapered vacuum coupler of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: John Muri, Craig Edwards
  • Patent number: 9762654
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remotely controlling a medical device are disclosed. Such systems and methods may include the providing of computer executable instructions for presenting a graphical user interface capable of providing remote user input to the medical device, wherein the graphical user interface is at least substantially a true screen representation of an interface of the at least one medical device. At least one network port may be capable of remotely receiving the user input information. Responsive to the input information, a driver associated with the medical device may be configured to control the medical device responsive to the input at the remote graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle E Lynn, Richard G Duff, Rennie G Allen, Michael J Claus
  • Patent number: 9737396
    Abstract: A foldable intraocular lens for providing vision contains an optic body that includes an optical zone and a peripheral zone entirely surrounding the optical zone. The optic body has an anterior face, a substantially opposing posterior face, an optic edge, and an optical axis. The anterior face comprises a central face, a peripheral face, and a recessed annular face therebetween that is disposed posterior to the peripheral face. The intraocular lens further comprises at least one haptic that is integrally formed with the peripheral zone. The haptic comprises a distal posterior face, a proximal posterior face, and a step edge disposed at a boundary therebetween. The haptic further comprises a side edge disposed between the optic edge and the step edge. The proximal posterior face and the posterior face of the optic body form a continuous surface. An edge corner is formed by the intersection of the continuous surface with the optic edge, the side edge, and the step edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Deacon, David J. Shepherd, Daniel G. Brady, Marlene L. Paul
  • Patent number: 9724240
    Abstract: This apparatus treats the lens capsule so as to increase accommodation of the eye. The treatment of the lens capsule may comprise treating a portion of the lens capsule so as to stiffen the treated portion and improve accommodation of the eye. The intermediate portion of the lens capsule may be located between an optically used central portion of the lens capsule and a peripheral portion of the lens capsule connected to zonules of the eye. The stiffened intermediate portion of the lens capsule can improve coupling of the peripheral portion of the lens capsule to the central portion of the lens capsule, such that an amount of accommodation of the optically used central portion of the lens is increased. As the force of the lens capsule to a lens disposed within the lens capsule is increased, the lens may comprise the natural lens of the eye or an artificial lens such as an accommodative IOL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Zsolt Bor, Daniel G. Brady, Edward P. Geraghty, Carina R. Reisin, Douglas S. Cali
  • Patent number: 9713525
    Abstract: An intraocular lens for reducing aberrant optical effects includes a substantially oval, elliptical, or rectangular optic with an anterior surface, a posterior surface and a peripheral region/zone disposed about a central optical axis and a plurality of haptics coupled to the optic. The peripheral region/zone has an inflection region/transition area that is inclined with respect to the anterior surface at an angle between about 40 degrees and 120 degrees with respect to the optical axis. The thickness at the edge of the IOL is less than or about 0.03 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT MEDICAL OPTICS INC.
    Inventors: Huawei Zhao, David A Ruddocks
  • Patent number: 9707127
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delivering energy during a surgical procedure such as phacoemulsification is provided. The method and apparatus include applying energy during at least one pulsed energy on period, typically sufficient or intended to rapidly induce and beneficially employ transient cavitation. Applying energy during the pulsed energy on period comprises applying energy during a first high energy period, and applying energy during a second nonzero lower energy period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth E. Kadziauskas, Paul W. Rockley