Patents Examined by Ahmed Farah
  • Patent number: 10286226
    Abstract: A phototherapy device for treating neonatal hyperbilirubinemia comprises a plurality of LEDs coupled to a support structure configured to absorb and dissipate heat generated by the LEDs without requiring a fan. The LEDs provide a uniform dose of radiation on a treatment surface of the subject over a distance range of 20 cm to 45 cm. The support structure can comprise a heat-conductive metal plate. The LEDs have an emission range of 400 nm to 520 and a light output intensity of at least 30 ?W/cm2/nm and at most 65 ?W/cm2/nm at the treatment surface. The device can be adjustably coupled to a mounting structure. Power supplied to the LEDs is adjustable based on the total number of hours of use of he LEDs, the intensity of the LED radiation, the distance between the LEDs and the treatment surface, and/or the tilt or orientation of the phototherapy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent
    Inventors: Jayanth Chakravarthy, Krista Donaldson, Peter Russo, Mohan Sancheti, Randy Schwemmin, Garrett Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10258809
    Abstract: An antimicrobial treatment system comprises a wearable photoactivation device. The wearable photoactivation device includes a body configured to be positioned on a head of a subject over one or more eyes of the subject. The body includes one or more windows or openings that allow the one or more eyes to see through the body. The body includes one or more photoactivating light sources coupled to the body and configured to direct photoactivating light to the one or more eyes according to illumination parameters. The illumination parameters determine a dose of the photoactivating light that activates, according to photochemical kinetic reactions, a photosensitizer applied to the one or more eyes and generates reactive oxygen species that provide an antimicrobial effect in the one or more eyes, without substantially inducing cross-linking activity that produces biomechanical changes in the one or more eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Avedro, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Mikhail Smirnov, Pavel Kamaev
  • Patent number: 10258416
    Abstract: Medical and/or robotic devices, systems and methods can provide an indicator associated with each manipulator assembly of a multi-arm telerobotic or telesurgical system. The exemplary indicator comprises a multi-color light emitting diode (LED) mounted to a manipulator moving an associated surgical instrument, allowing the indicator to display any of a wide variety of signals. The invention may provide an additional user interface to facilitate communications between the telesurgical system and/or members of a telesurgical team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Mintz, Theodore C. Walker, David Q. Larkin, Michael L. Hanuschik
  • Patent number: 10252075
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ocular therapy device having a radiation source emitting UV light and an optical imaging system disposed downstream of the radiation source for imaging a therapy beam coming from the radiation source in an ocular imaging plane, wherein an optical condenser unit is disposed downstream of the radiation source and comprising a diaphragm unit, an optical means for influencing a spatial energy distribution which can be associated with the therapy beam and is oriented along the therapy beam cross-section, and comprising an optical means for influencing a beam form, which can be associated with the therapy beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TAD BAVARIA GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Reis, Ronald Spaltmann
  • Patent number: 10245441
    Abstract: An implantable active medical device system includes an active medical device and a lead extending between a proximal portion electrically coupled to the active medical device and a distal end portion configured to emit light. The distal end portion includes a solid state light source disposed within a light transmissive ring element. The light transmissive ring element forms an exterior segment of the distal end portion. The light transmissive ring element defines at least a portion of a hermetic cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Brad C. Tischendorf, Gordon O. Munns, Christian S. Nielsen, John D. Norton, Markus W. Reiterer, Andrew J. Thom, Kunal J. Paralikar
  • Patent number: 10245097
    Abstract: A living tissue bonding system including: a sandwiching section for sandwiching living tissue; a power source for supplying to the living tissue treatment energy for bonding the living tissue sandwiched by the sandwiching section; a temperature measuring section for measuring a temperature of the living tissue sandwiched by the sandwiching section; a calculation section calculating, from the temperature of the living tissue measured by the temperature measuring section and a time period of applying the treatment energy, a time integral value of the temperature of the living tissue; a comparison section comparing the time integral value of the temperature of the living tissue calculated by the calculation section with a predetermined setting value; and an instruction section giving an instruction based on a result of the comparison by the comparison section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Honda, Takashi Irisawa, Kazue Tanaka, Sadayoshi Takami, Toshifumi Katsuragi, Hiroko Sakamoto, Satomi Sakao
  • Patent number: 10238537
    Abstract: Optical correction methods, devices, and systems reduce optical aberrations or inhibit refractive surgery induced aberrations. Error source control and adjustment or optimization of ablation profiles or other optical data address high order aberrations. A simulation approach identifies and characterizes system factors that can contribute to, or that can be adjusted to inhibit, optical aberrations. Modeling effects of system components facilitates adjustment of the system parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC
    Inventors: Guangming Dai, Junzhong Liang
  • Patent number: 10238890
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the inactivation of infectious agents in, on or around a catheter residing in a patient's body cavity. The method comprises a coupling adapter for facilitating the transmission of non-ultraviolet sterilizing electromagnetic radiation (EMR) substantially axially along an optical element into the catheter body. Through delivery of the sterilizing EMR to particular areas of highest infection, the present disclosure is able to inactivate the major sources of infection in catheters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Light Line Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathaniel L. Rhodes, Adam E. Bracken, Martin de la Presa, Ahrash E. Poursaid, Ryan R. Coil, Mitchell D. Barneck, James P. Allen
  • Patent number: 10226309
    Abstract: A stabilizer system for supporting a medical device includes a platform and a stabilizer body positioned on the platform and being slidably translatable about the platform. The platform includes a translation actuator configured to engage with a receiving member of the stabilizer body. Actuation of the translation actuator passes a force to the receiving member of the stabilizer body and causes the stabilizer body to translate relative to the platform. The stabilizer body includes a base and one or more support wings extending from the base to support a medical device. A straddle actuator is coupled to a support wing and is configured to engage with the medical device. Actuation of the straddle actuator passes a force to the medical device and causes at least a portion of the medical device to translate relative to the stabilizer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EVALVE, INC.
    Inventors: Patricia H. Ho, Travis R. Marsot, Christopher T. Strahm, Randall S. Koplin, Justen D. England
  • Patent number: 10213340
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing the amplitude of accommodation of an eye, changing the refractive power of lens material of a natural crystalline lens of the eye, and addressing presbyopia are is provided. Generally, there are provided methods and systems for delivering a laser beam to a lens of an eye in a plurality of laser shots, which are in precise and predetermined patterns results in the weakening of the lens material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lensar, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary P. Gray, Rudolph W. Frey
  • Patent number: 10213260
    Abstract: An end-firing optical fiber includes protective ferrule through which treatment radiation is fired in an axial direction, the protective ferrule having refractive properties that cause the radiation to disperse laterally and/or the fiber having sufficient flexibility to enable the fiber to be aimed at a tissue situated to the side of the axis along which the fiber was inserted. The fiber and protective ferrule may be mounted in a cannula, with the cannula being sufficiently flexible to enable the cannula to be withdrawn into a scope having a straight working channel, but has a pre-formed curvature that enables treatment of lateral tissues when the cannula is extended out of a scope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Joe Denton Brown
  • Patent number: 10213104
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention refer to a system for registering and tracking the position of a person's eye, in particular for refractive ophthalmic surgery. According to embodiments, the system is structured such that eye images containing at least the iris and the pupil of the eye are made at a first wavelength of light and that eye images containing scleral blood vessels are made at a different second wavelength of light. The invention furthermore refers to a corresponding method for registering and tracking the position of a person's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Horia Grecu, Ralf Weise
  • Patent number: 10213259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical laser treatment device and a method for operating same, which aim to treat a curved area on the skin of a patient. The medical laser treatment device, according to the present invention, comprises: a main body portion having a laser oscillation portion for oscillating the laser; a hand piece, which is connected to the main body, for irradiating the laser onto the skin of the patient; and a laser tip, which is positioned between the skin of the patient and the hand piece and comes into contact with the skin of the patient so as to guide the laser, wherein the laser tip applies pressure to one side of a blood vessel on the inside of an irradiation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Bon Cheol Goo
  • Patent number: 10213294
    Abstract: A tapered sleeve is provided that includes a lubricating coating on an inner surface. An implant (e.g., a pre-filled silicon breast implant) is introduced into a large end of the sleeve and extruded into a surgical pocket of minimal access incision size through a small-sized end of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KELLER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Keller, Judy Jones Senn
  • Patent number: 10206739
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for delivering energy substantially distal to an electrosurgical device. Embodiments of a device of the present invention may comprise an elongate member having one or more electrically insulated portions and a distal face comprising one or more electrically exposed conductive portions for delivering energy substantially distal to the elongate member. At least one of the one or more electrically insulated portions may extend from a proximal region of the elongate member to a distal end of the elongate member. In addition, a method is provided for creating a lesion at a target site within a body of a human or animal using an electrosurgical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Godara, Taylor Hillier
  • Patent number: 10201453
    Abstract: An ophthalmological apparatus includes a handle for manually holding and applying the ophthalmological apparatus, fastening abilities for fixing the ophthalmological apparatus at an eye, a light source, and a light projector for the focused projection of light pulses for punctiform tissue breakdown at a focal point in the interior of the eye tissue. The ophthalmological apparatus also includes a movement driver for moving the light projector. The movement of the light projector and therefore that of the focal point with the assistance of the movement driver permits a dimensioning of the optical projection system of the light projector which is substantially smaller than in the case of an ophthalmological apparatus where the focal point is moved exclusively by an optical projection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SIE AG Surgical Instrument Engineering
    Inventor: Christian Rathjen
  • Patent number: 10194986
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are optical assemblies having thin, low profile shapes. These optical assemblies may be used with fiber coupled lasers and other light sources, including high power sources, to irradiate tissue at a wavelength suitable for inducing ablation or coagulation to a target depth, denaturation, thermal modification of a tissue, and/or preferential injury to a target tissue structure. Example optical assemblies can produce substantially uniform illumination patterns that are useful for treating superficial tissue, including the internal or luminal (e.g., esophageal) tissue. Some examples may have capability for cooling superficial tissue or skin, such as a detachable, reusable heat sink for active cooling without consumables, fluid pumps, or other cooling equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Gradiant Research, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen McMillan, Anurag Gupta, James Patrick McGuire, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10195085
    Abstract: A laser eye surgery system that has a patient interface between the eye and the laser system relying on suction to hold the interface to the eye. The patient interface may be a liquid-filled interface, with liquid used as a transmission medium for the laser. During a laser procedure various inputs are monitored to detect a leak. The inputs may include a video feed of the eye looking for air bubbles in the liquid medium, the force sensors on the patient interface that detect patient movement, and vacuum sensors directly sensing the level of suction between the patient interface and the eye. The method may include combining three monitoring activities with a Bayesian algorithm that computes the probabilities of an imminent vacuum loss event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Campos, Javier G. Gonzalez, Teresa G. Miller-Gadda
  • Patent number: 10195083
    Abstract: A method for creating cuts in a transparent material using optical radiation, wherein the optical radiation is focused at a focus in the material and the focus is displaced along a trajectory, wherein a periodic, crossing Lissajous figure is used as trajectory as viewed perpendicular to a main direction of incidence at the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Michael Bergt, Gregor Stobrawa
  • Patent number: 10195075
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for temperature modification of a patient, or selected regions thereof, including an induced state of hypothermia. The temperature modification is accomplished using an in-dwelling heat exchange catheter within which a fluid heat exchange medium circulates. A heat exchange cassette is attached to the circulatory conduits of the catheter, the heat exchange cassette being sized to engage a cavity within a control unit. The control unit includes a heater/cooler device for providing heated or cooled fluid to a heat exchanger in thermal communication with the fluid heat exchange medium circulating to the heat exchange catheter, a user input device, and a processor connected to receive input from various sensors around the body and the system. A temperature control scheme for ramping the body temperature up or down without overshoot is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Zoll Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Scott, Ben F. Brian, Lloyd F. Wright, Leo A. Chin, Edward W. Hollmen, Daniel W. Seegars, Mark A. Logan