Patents Examined by Javier G. Blanco
  • Patent number: 11660182
    Abstract: Disclosed are adjustable accommodating intraocular lenses and methods of adjusting accommodating intraocular lenses post-operatively. In one embodiment, an adjustable accommodating intraocular lens comprises an optic portion and a peripheral portion. At least one of the optic portion and the peripheral portion can be made in part of a composite material comprising an energy absorbing constituent and a plurality of expandable components. At least one of a base power and a cylindricity of the optic portion can be configured to change in response to an external energy directed at the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Terah Whiting Smiley, Andrew R. Walz, Sharad Hajela, Gregory Vinton Matthews, Robert Angelopoulos, Nathan Lewis
  • Patent number: 11660199
    Abstract: A modular augment cone system and methods of implanting the modular augment cone system. The system includes a main body cone a first cutout in the cone wall, and including a proximal end, a distal end, and a cone wall extending between the proximal and distal ends. A portion of the cone wall proximal to the first cutout includes an attachment feature. A first augment cone is positionable in the first cutout, the first augment cone including an attachment feature configured to mate with the attachment feature of the cone wall to attach the first augment cone into the first cutout. The main body cone can include a second cutout in the cone wall. In such systems, the modular augment cone system can include a second augment cone configured to mate with an attachment feature of the cone wall to attach the second augment cone into the second cutout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: ENCORE MEDICAL, L.P.
    Inventors: Jesse Heggs, Alex Drew, John Green
  • Patent number: 11642218
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) with a shape-changing optic is provided. The shape-changing optic includes an elastic anterior face located anterior to the equator. The anterior face has an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and a periphery. The shape-changing optic also includes a posterior face having an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and a periphery. An elastic side wall can extend across the equator and extend from the anterior face to the posterior face. A chamber can be located between the anterior face and the posterior face. The IOL can further include at least one haptic extending from the periphery of the anterior face, the periphery of the posterior face, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: JELLISEE OPHTHALMICS INC.
    Inventor: Forrest J. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11638641
    Abstract: A prosthetic capsular device configured to be inserted in an eye includes a housing structure and a ring structure. The housing structure includes a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a third side, a fourth side opposite the third side, a posterior side including a refractive surface, an anterior side opposite the posterior side, and a longitudinal axis. The first side, the second side, the third side, the fourth side, the posterior side, and the anterior side at least partially define a cavity configured to contain an intraocular device (e.g., an IOL). The anterior side includes an opening. The ring structure includes a ring structure portion extending radially outward from proximate one of an end of the first side and an end of the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Omega Ophthalmics LLC
    Inventors: Gary N. Wortz, Rick William Ifland
  • Patent number: 11638642
    Abstract: Embodiments concern an intraocular implantable device operable comprising a disk-shaped body having a symmetry axis and which further comprises a light-transmissive portion and an opaque portion wherein the light-transmissive portion is decentered with respect to the symmetry axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: MOR RESEARCH APPLICATIONS LTD.
    Inventors: Gonen Omer, Ori Mahler
  • Patent number: 11638648
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a wrist arthroplasty system and method that enable an expedient surgical procedure, maintain wrist motion, and reduce the likelihood of implant loosening. The system includes a capitate implant, a radial implant, and a resection instrument. The capitate implant includes a convex head formed to interface with a concave socket of the radial implant. The capitate implant includes a single stem formed to be secured within a patient's capitate bone. The radial implant includes lips formed to increase wrist joint motion and to help prevent dislocation of the capitate implant from the radial implant. The resection instrument may be used in combination as a measurement tool for determining the proper implant size, a guide for properly positioning the implants, and a trial tool for testing trial implant components before securing the final radial and capitate implants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Acumed LLC
    Inventors: Terrence Chadwick Smith, Bryon Marshall Morse, Mark Bernhard Sommers, Charles Andrew Pailthorpe
  • Patent number: 11633286
    Abstract: A method of fixating a prosthesis to a glenoid is disclosed. The method includes forming a bore in the glenoid; positioning the prosthesis adjacent the glenoid, where the prosthesis includes a head portion and an anchor extending from a rear surface of the head portion; wherein the anchor includes a first fin and a second fin proximal of the first fin; advancing the anchor into the bore until the first fin is implanted within cancellous bone; and further advancing the anchor in the bore until a proximal-facing surface of the second fin is implanted within cancellous bone and abuts cortical bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Courtney, Jr., Austin Wyatt Mutchler, R. Sean Churchill
  • Patent number: 11633284
    Abstract: A bone graft system includes a two-dimensional mesh sheet sized and shaped to, when folded along fold lines, form a three-dimensional graft containment structure configured to be packed with a bone graft material for placement within a target area of a bone, the mesh sheet including a first end flap connected to a remaining portion of the mesh sheet via a first fold line and a second end flap connected to the remaining portion of the mesh sheet via a second fold line, a third fold line extending from the first fold line to the second fold line so that the remaining portion is configured to be wrapped around folded first and second end flaps to form the graft containment structure, the first and second end flaps substantially corresponding to a profile of the target area of the bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steffan Daniel, André Furrer
  • Patent number: 11633274
    Abstract: An intraocular lens system comprising at least one intraocular lens having an anterior surface and a posterior surface, wherein at least one surface of the lens is aspherical to provide for a continuum of retinal images to be focused at the retina in an area between two retinal eccentricities. The system may include an anterior light-converging intraocular lens 16 for positioning within the eye, the anterior lens having an anterior surface and a posterior surface; and a posterior light-diverging intraocular lens 17 for positioning within the eye posterior to the anterior lens, the posterior lens having an anterior surface and a posterior surface; wherein one or both surfaces of the anterior lens and/or one or both surfaces of the posterior lens are aspherical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: SYNEOS HEALTH INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: M Qureshi, Pablo Artal, Robbie Scott, Juan Tabernero
  • Patent number: 11622856
    Abstract: A percutaneous heart valve prosthesis including a collapsible valve body frame has a first end and a second end. The valve body frame is formed by a plurality of sub-frame members, each sub-frame member having a general form of a diamond with acute-angled vertices and oblique-angled vertices, wherein adjacent sub-frame members are joined at the oblique-angled vertices. A flexible skirt made from pericardial material extends around a periphery of the valve body frame. A one-way valve including a plurality of flexible valve leaflets is positioned within the valve body frame. The first end of the valve body frame is sized to pass through a valve orifice associated with a heart valve to be replaced and the second end of the valve body frame is sized so as not to pass through a valve orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Percutaneous Cardiovascular Solutions Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Suku Thambar, Stayajit Rohan Jayasinghe
  • Patent number: 11612477
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Keramed, Inc.
    Inventor: Yichieh Shiuey
  • Patent number: 11612488
    Abstract: An orthopaedic surgical system for use in implanting a total knee prosthesis includes an adjustable tibial trial component that is movable in the anterior/posterior direction and rotatable when installed on the resected surface of a patient's tibia. A method of using such a system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Thomas E. Wogoman, James E. Barnett, Michael J. Rock, Alasdair Mercer, Daniel M. Hippensteel
  • Patent number: 11607308
    Abstract: An exemplary ophthalmic lens includes an optic comprising an anterior optic surface and a posterior optic, and a multi-curvature optical edge surrounding the optic and connecting the anterior optic surface to the posterior optic surface, the multi-curvature optical edge comprising a plurality of tangentially-connected curved surfaces configured to mitigate positive dysphotopsia by directing or diffusing from light incident on the multi-curvature optical edge away from a fovea of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Kamal K. Das, Jian Liu
  • Patent number: 11602427
    Abstract: Intraocular lenses that include a central portion and one or more peripheral portions. The IOLs includes a sensor housing and a communication member, both of which are secured to the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Qura, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. Adams, Jean-Noel Fehr, Amitava Gupta
  • Patent number: 11583387
    Abstract: An ophthalmic assembly for implantation in an anterior chamber of an eye of a patient to provide accommodation of the vision to said patient comprises a variable-focus lens and an actuator for modifying the focal length of the variable-focus lens. The ophthalmic assembly comprises an autofocus system configured to determine a distance parameter of an object that the patient's eye is looking at; a signal processing unit arranged to convert said distance parameter into a focal length value of the variable-focus lens; and an actuator control unit configured to control the actuator as a function of the focal length value received from said signal processing unit. A method for accommodating the vision of a patient using an opthamalic assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: SAV-IOL SA
    Inventors: Max Boysset, Alexandre Pascarella, Julien Jacot
  • Patent number: 11583386
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens having an optical lens and haptics extending radially from the optical lens and configured to be inserted under an anterior leaflet of a capsular wall in an eye in order to capture and confine the haptics under the anterior leaflet and secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens against an artificial intraocular lens in the eye. Anterior surfaces of the haptics are configured to contact an inner capsular wall surface at the anterior leaflet. Posterior surfaces of the haptics include ridges configured to capture at least one edge of the artificial intraocular lens in order to secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens to the artificial intraocular lens. Different portions of the optical lens provide different amounts of magnification such that a first portion of the optical lens provides a first amount of magnification and a second portion of the optical lens provides a second amount of magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: OnPoint Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Cady
  • Patent number: 11583392
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing improved ophthalmic lenses, particularly intraocular lenses (IOLs), include features for reducing dysphotopsia effects, such as haloes and glare. Exemplary ophthalmic lenses can include an optic having a central region disposed about an optical axis and a peripheral region extending outward from the central region, with a diffractive achromat positioned on the peripheral region, and the central region lacking an achromat, and a base power for distance of the central region being the same as a base power for distance of the peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: AMO Groningen B.V.
    Inventors: Robert Rosen, Franck Gounou
  • Patent number: 11583391
    Abstract: An artificial eye lens having an integral optical part which has, viewed in the direction of an optical principal axis of the eye lens, a first optical side and an opposite, second optical side. The optical part is formed with a structure having birefringence, where the birefringent structure in the integral optical part is formed as a laser structure. A method for producing an artificial eye lens, where the birefringent structure is produced with a laser apparatus, and a pulsed laser beam having a pulse length of between 100 fs and 20 ps, a wavelength of between 320 nm and 1100 nm, a pulse repetition rate of between 1 kHz and 10 MHz, a focus diameter of less than 5 ?m, and a power density of greater than 106 W/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Michael Kaschke, Manfred Dick, Mario Gerlach
  • Patent number: 11583403
    Abstract: A bone implant holding and shaping tray is provided. The tray includes a first segment having a distal end and a first surface sized to hold and shape at least a portion of the bone implant with bone material. The tray includes a second segment having a second surface sized to hold and shape at least a portion of the bone implant with bone material, the second segment having a proximal end configured to be coupled to the distal end of the first segment so as to extend the first surface to hold and shape the bone implant. Methods of making and using the bone implant holding and shaping tray are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheyenne S. Rhodes, Daniel A. Shimko
  • Patent number: 11571293
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens having an optical lens and haptics extending radially from the optical lens and configured to be inserted under an anterior leaflet of a capsular wall in an eye in order to capture and confine the haptics under the anterior leaflet. Anterior surfaces of the haptics include capsular wall-engaging surfaces configured to contact an inner capsular wall surface at the anterior leaflet, where the capsular wall-engaging surfaces are configured to promote confinement, capture, or attachment of the haptics. Posterior surfaces of the haptics include ridges configured to capture at least one edge of an artificial intraocular lens in order to secure the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens to the artificial intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: OnPoint Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin J. Cady