Abstract: An intraocular lens includes an annular housing coupled to a first window to form a lensing cavity. Disposed within the lensing cavity is two immiscible liquids, including a first liquid and a second liquid which form a meniscus at an immiscibility interface between the first liquid and the second liquid within the lensing cavity. The intraocular lens includes a flexible reservoir to store a variable portion of the first liquid. The flexible reservoir is disposed about at least a portion of a periphery of the annular housing. The intraocular lens also includes at least one channel linking the flexible reservoir to the lensing cavity to permit a transfer of the first liquid between the flexible reservoir and the lensing cavity. The transfer of the first liquid changes a curvature of the meniscus to adjust optical power of the intraocular lens.
Abstract: A prosthetic implant includes a cavity that opens at an outer face of the prosthetic implant, the cavity forming a housing for receiving: a printed circuit including a radio tag; and a cover which closes the cavity at least partially when positioned on the implant in a so-called closed position, the radio tag and printed circuit being removably housed in the cavity.
July 20, 2017
Date of Patent:
July 21, 2020
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE, UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER, BONETAG
Abstract: An accommodating intraocular lens assembly can include a first lens, a first plurality of stanchions, a second lens, and a second plurality of stanchions. A central optic axis can extend through centers of the first and second lenses. The first plurality of stanchions can each extend a first distance between a first base end and a first distal end. The first lens can be connected with the first distal ends. The second plurality of stanchions can each extend a second distance between a second base end and a second distal end. The second lens can be connected with the second distal ends. Compression at the peripheries of the stanchions induces movement of the lenses apart from one other.
Abstract: The invention relates to a knee endoprosthesis comprising a femoral component (1) which has two condylar surfaces (1a, 1b) for anchoring on the distal femur, comprising a tibial component (2) for anchoring on the proximal tibia, and comprising sliding surfaces between the two components (1, 2). It is proposed according to the invention that the entire femoral component (1), but at least its condylar surfaces (1a, 1b) are made of a solidly sintered ceramic for articulation with the tibial component (2), so that the knee endoprosthesis will have the least possible amount of abrasion with optimal reproduction of the anatomical and kinematic properties of the natural knee joint, in particular through suitable combinations of materials and by reducing the abrasion-generating surfaces.
Abstract: A prosthesis or orthosis having a movement controlling mechanism (MCM) including a first MCM part, a second MCM part and one or more intermediate elements and biasing mechanism which, in a contacting mode of operation of the MCM, bias the intermediate elements against a MCM part. When a relative torque or force is applied in a blocking sense (U) transmission of torque is allowed and, on the other hand, when a torque or force is applied in the opposite sense (V) non-blocking relative movement is allowed.
Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein include improved toric lenses and other ophthalmic apparatuses (including, for example, contact lens, intraocular lenses (IOLs), and the like) and associated method for their design and use. The apparatus includes one or more optical zones, including an optical zone defined by a polynomial-based surface coincident at a plurality of meridians having distinct cylinder powers, wherein light incident to a given region of each of the plurality of meridians, and respective regions nearby, is directed to a given point of focus such that the regions nearby to the given region direct light to the given point of focus when the given meridian is rotationally offset from the given region, thereby establishing an extended band of operation, and wherein each of the plurality of meridians is uniformly arranged on the optical zone for a same given added power (in diopters) up to 1.0 D (diopters).
Abstract: An intra ocular lens (IOL) for placement in the capsular bag and securing the IOL in an opening in an anterior part of a capsular bag, with an anterior capsular bag flap surrounding said opening. An anterior side, which in use when the IOL is implanted in an eye is directed towards a cornea of the eye. A posterior side, which in use when the IOL is implanted in an eye is directed towards a retina of the eye. The IOL comprises an optical structure, at least two posterior supports to provide support for a posterior surface of an anterior capsular bag flap, and at least two anterior supports to provide support for an anterior surface of an anterior capsular bag flap, when IOL residing inside and outside of the anterior capsular bag flap respectively.
Abstract: Adjustable vision modification using various systems, devices, and processes are provided. Adjustable vision modification may include sensing ocular related physiological activities of a user and making adjustments in an ocular device or ocular system to change the vision of the user. Various sensors and sensor locations may be employed in embodiments to sense or otherwise obtain these physiological activities. Likewise, various ocular devices, ocular processes, and ocular systems may be employed for improving vision.
September 17, 2016
Date of Patent:
July 7, 2020
VISTA OCULAR, LLC
Philip C. Roholt, William Kokonaski, Jean-Noël Fehr, Randolph McDonald
Abstract: An artificial joint with a knee axis including a swing-phase control means having a variable friction-based swing-phase controller. The variable friction-based swing-phase controller may apply different resistances at different ranges of motion by altering the torque applied upon the knee axis by altering any combination, or all of the following: the length of a lever arm and a force applied. This may be done to optimize the swing-phase control of the artificial joint to promote natural and smooth walking gait.
Abstract: A nephroureteral catheter is provided that comprises a detachable portion such that when the detachable portion is removed, the catheter converts into an internal stent. The catheter includes a tube with two retention features, a detachable portion, and an inner tube. The inner tube is removably insertable into both the tube and the detachable portion, and a wire extends through at least a portion of a lumen of the inner tube and through the tube, to keep the pieces attached. The wire may be removed to remove the inner tube and then the detachable portion from the tube. When the detachable portion is attached to the tube, the catheter is a nephroureteral catheter. When the detachable portion is removed from the tube, the catheter becomes a stent.
Abstract: A new method for the treatment of ocular disease and injury is provided. The method involves the administration of a biocompatible implant, the porcine small intestinal serosa (or serous membrane), as graft/patch directly to the eye, for inducing restoration, remodeling, and repair of a tissue in a variety of injuries or conditions in the cornea, conjunctiva, and/or the eyelid due to trauma, diseases, or surgery. A focus on product interactions, safety profile has been fully defined and the membrane is reasonable in process, easy and convenient to prepare and significant in therapeutic effect. A simple standardized and straightforward method has been developed to fabricate this ultra-thin, delicate, and transparent material. Derived from well-defined mechanical strength, the serous membrane demonstrates consistency and flexibility that provides agile solutions for the physician.
Abstract: A method of securing an orthopedic hip prosthesis to an acetabulum of a living being. The prosthesis can be a shell or a cup, and the surgery can be a total hip arthroplasty such as a revision total hip arthroplasty. In some examples the method can include placing an augment at a bone surface of the acetabulum, applying a layer of fixation material over the bone surface in an amount sufficient to cover the augment, and then implanting the prosthesis over the layer of fixation material to secure the prosthesis to the layer of fixation material. In various aspects of the method, the augment can be an anchor or a spacer.
Abstract: A flexible, cannulated bone implant includes a proximal stem having a proximal end, a distal end, and a proximal conduit extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the proximal stem, a distal stem having a proximal end, a distal end, and a distal conduit extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the distal stem, and a flexible hinge interconnecting the distal end of the proximal stem with the proximal end of the distal stem for allowing the proximal and distal stems to flex relative to one another. The implant includes a proximal stem protective tube disposed within the proximal conduit of the proximal stem, and a distal stem protective tube disposed within the distal conduit of the distal stem. An elongated pin extends through the distal stem protective tube disposed within the distal stem and the proximal stem protective tube disposed within the proximal stem for securing the implant to bone.
Abstract: A method and system provide an ophthalmic device including an optic and a haptic. The optic includes at least one optical material having a first Young's modulus. The haptic is coupled with the optic. The haptic includes at least a second Young's modulus greater than the first Young's modulus and less than 1.8 GPa. Thus, the haptic is stiffer than the optic, but more flexible than a material such as polymethyl metacrylate (PMMA).
Abstract: A medical device having improved surface hardness and wear resistance properties. The medical device has a body that includes a molybdenum and rhenium alloy. The outer surface of the body has a nitride surface layer that includes nitrogen, molybdenum and rhenium.
Abstract: Additive manufacturing techniques are used to form an artificial intra-ocular lens (IOL) directly inside the human eye. Small openings are formed in the cornea and lens capsule of the eye, and the crystalline lens is broken up and removed through the openings; then, a material is injected into the lens capsule through the openings, and the focal spot of a pulse laser beam is scanned in a defined pattern in the lens capsule, to transform the material in the vicinity of the laser focal spot to form the IOL in a layer-by-layer manner. In one embodiment, stereolithography techniques are used where a pulse UV laser source is used to photosolidify a photopolymer resin. The liquefied resin is injected into the eye through the openings, after which only part of the resin, having the shape of the desired IOL, is selectively cured with the UV laser beam, via progressive layer formation.
Abstract: A suspensory fixation device has an elongated anchor member adapted to be transversely situated at the exit of a bone tunnel. A graft supporting loop member formed of a pair of parallel suture limbs extending from a bight portion is suspended transversely from the anchor member and has a loop length which is adjustable so the graft ligament can be supported in the bone tunnel at varying distances from the anchor member. When a graft ligament is attached to the saddle end of the loop member, the length may be shortened by pulling distally on the pair of limbs to pull the graft ligament into the bone tunnel. When tension is applied to the loop member by the graft pulling the loop proximally, the bight portion of the suture automatically locks the graft supporting loop member in place.
February 27, 2018
Date of Patent:
June 9, 2020
Andrew S. Kam, Giuseppe Lombardo, Peter C. Miller, Steven E. Fitts
Abstract: Reversibly deformable corneal implants for replacing excised corneal tissue, the implants including an optical portion and an anchoring portion having different mechanical properties from each other.
Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein include improved toric lenses and other ophthalmic apparatuses (including, for example, contact lens, intraocular lenses (IOLs), and the like) that includes a freeform-polynomial surface area that establishes a band of operational meridian for the apparatus to an intended correction meridian. The freeform-polynomial surface area is defined by a mathematical expression comprising a combination of one or more polynomial expressions (e.g., Chebyshev-based polynomial expression, Zernike-based polynomial expression, etc.) each having a distinct complex orders.
Abstract: The present invention provides a keratoprosthesis assembly comprising a central optical core; and a peripheral skirt comprising at least one porous biocompatible layer and methods of using it in keratoprosthesis procedures.