Patents Examined by Victor Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10092770
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in a holdable spot applicator assembly, the holdable spot applicator assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are housed within a holdable elongated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Patent number: 10090694
    Abstract: Disclosed is a therapeutic lamp platform charging method and device. According to an exemplary embodiment of this disclosure, provided is a method of charging a power source operatively associated with a therapeutic lamp platform, the method comprising connecting a power port of a computing device to the therapeutic lamp platform charging port using an electrical cable; launching a charging software application on the computing device, the charging software application configuring the computing device to utilize a port operatively associated with the computing device to charge an external device; the computing device charging the therapeutic lamp platform rechargeable power source until the rechargeable power source reaches a substantially full charge; and disconnecting the electrical cable from the therapeutic lamp platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Patent number: 9993248
    Abstract: A device including smart sensors with a local signal processor is disclosed. The device includes an end-effector including at least one sensor and a signal processing component corresponding to the at least one sensor; and a handle configured to receive processed information from the signal processing component. The processed information is generated by the signal processing component at the end-effector based on data received from the at least one sensor at the end-effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jason L. Harris, Andrew T. Beckman
  • Patent number: 9943441
    Abstract: A method for generating cut surfaces in the cornea of an eye in order to correct ametropia using an apparatus. The method includes providing the apparatus including a laser unit, which focuses pulsed laser radiation into the cornea and moves the focused radiation in the cornea to generate cut surfaces, and a control unit, which controls the laser unit for generating cut surfaces. The method includes forming at least two mutually spaced apart cut surfaces as opening cuts by application of the pulsed laser radiation from the laser unit, each opening cut extending from an anterior corneal surface into the cornea and forming a further cut surface as a relieving cut by application of the pulsed laser radiation from the laser unit, which relieving cut extends from the anterior corneal surface into the cornea. The position and shape of the relieving cut is selected such that the relieving cut contributes to the correction of the ametropia of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Christoph Russmann, Juergen Kuehnert, Wilfried Bissmann, Gregor Stobrawa
  • Patent number: 9925008
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards a medical instrument. The medical instrument includes a housing and an end effector assembly operably connected to the housing. The end effector assembly includes first and second jaw members each having a tissue contacting surface, at least one of the first and second jaw members movable between a first, spaced-apart position and a second proximate position, wherein in the second position, the jaw members cooperate to define a cavity configured to receive tissue between the jaw members. The end effector also includes at least one light-emitting element coupled to at least one of the first and second jaw members, the at least one light-emitting element adapted to deliver light energy to tissue grasped between the first and second jaw members to treat the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: William H. Nau, Jr., Craig A. Keller, Duane E. Kerr
  • Patent number: 9901747
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, systems, and methods for delivering phototherapy to a subject. A phototherapy light engine is combined with other components to form a phototherapy system that provides phototherapy treatment to a subject. A phototherapy system may be implemented as a hand held system comprising the light engine that is configured to communicate with a remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CLARIFY MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Andre S. Gamelin, Martyn C. Gross, Jack Schmidt, William Jack MacNeish, III
  • Patent number: 9884204
    Abstract: A device that reduces subcutaneous adipose tissue using a matrix of LEDs to heat and destroy fat cells. The surface facing the patient's skin may be a plate of thermally conductive material such as copper or aluminum, with apertures for the LEDs. Fat reduction may be optimized using infrared LEDs with peak spectral power in the range of 920 nm to 950 nm. The device may include multiple light emitting sections connected with flexible couplings so that the device can conform to curved body shapes; treatment surfaces of individual sections may also be curved. Sections may include cooling mechanisms to cool both the LEDs and the plate facing the patient's skin, such as thermoelectric cooling elements and air or water circulation. A user interface may provide monitoring and control of treatment parameters. The device may incorporate ultraviolet LEDs to facilitate removal of an adhesive attaching the device to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Casper Dolleris, Jan K. Enemaerke, Edward Victor Ross
  • Patent number: 9849031
    Abstract: A laser instrument for therapy on the human eye, designed for surgery of the cornea, the sclera, the vitreous body or the crystalline lens, especially suitable for use in immediate succession with other instruments for eye diagnosis or eye therapy, in such a way that during the alternating use of the various instruments, the eye or at least the patient preferably remains in a predetermined position and alignment within one and the same treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Mark Bischoff, Gregor Stobrawa, Evangelos Papastathopoulos
  • Patent number: 9833250
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating hemorrhoids including a first member having a proximal portion, a distal portion and a window formed therein to receive tissue. A third member is operably connected to the second member and movable between a first position and a second position, the third member having a clamping surface movable to the second position to provide a clamping force on tissue received through the window. Movement of the second member in a distal direction moves the third member in the distal direction toward the second position, the third member movable in a distal direction until such movement is limited due to contact and compression of tissue within the window, the second member continuing movement in the distal direction after movement of the third member in the distal direction has been limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Gregory Piskun, Patrick Gutelius, Oleg Shikhman
  • Patent number: 9814905
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in an assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of light apertures substantially aligned with the LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are disposed so that the reflective surface is relatively smooth and seamless towards the patient. The walls have a malleable rigidity for flexible adjustability relative to the user, and the device is mounted to the user with a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A Blaustein, David Shuter, Eric Freitag, Charles Peter Althoff, Alistair Douglas Bramley, Daniel Joseph Shuter, Zbigniew Paul Lorenc, Allen Zadeh
  • Patent number: 9814621
    Abstract: Systems and methods for removing an epithelial layer disposed over a stromal layer in a cornea irradiate a region of the epithelial layer with a pulsed beam of ablative radiation. The ablative radiation is scanned to vary the location of the beam within the region in accordance with a pulse sequence. The pulse sequence is arranged to enhance optical feedback based on a tissue fluorescence of the epithelial layer. The penetration of the epithelial layer is detected in response to the optical feedback. The use of scanning with the pulse sequence arranged to enhance optical feedback allows large areas of the epithelium to be ablated such penetration of the epithelial layer can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Arnoldussen, Jonathan Wong, Benjamin A. Logan, Leander Zickler
  • Patent number: 9810836
    Abstract: An object is to provide a laser treatment tool capable of guiding a plurality of fluids, a laser transmission path insertable into such a laser treatment tool, and an external tube for forming the laser transmission path. In an external tube 80 which forms a laser transmission path 70 together with a lengthy hollow waveguide path 90 for guiding treatment laser light 57a and has an inner insertion space 81 for allowing insertion of the hollow waveguide path 90, a plurality of sub passages 84 and cooling water passages 85 are provided outside the hollow waveguide path 90, inserted into the insertion space 81, along a longitudinal direction of the insertion space 81.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: J. Morita Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihide Okagami, Mikinori Nishimura, Yoshiteru Tamura
  • Patent number: 9775640
    Abstract: A surgical device that has an external sheath having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion through an opening of a body and a plurality of tool components extending from the distal end of the external sheath. The tool components are independently deflectable with respect to each other and with respect to the external sheath and removable from the device without requiring withdrawal of the sheath through the opening of the body. The external sheath is flexible and deflectable intermediate the distal and proximal ends. This permits the device to be steered in a curvilinear manner towards a surgical target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SPI Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse A. Dosher, Diana C. W. Friedman, Daniel Glozman, Blake Hannaford, Aylin Z. Kim, Louis Kim, Thomas S Lendvay, Kristen S. Moe, James S. Pridgeon, Jacob Rosen, Laligam Sekhar
  • Patent number: 9764156
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in an assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of light apertures substantially aligned with the LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are disposed so that the reflective surface is relatively smooth and seamless towards the patient. The walls have a malleable rigidity for flexible adjustability relative to the user, and the device is mounted to the user with a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A Blaustein, David Shuter, Eric Freitag, Charles Peter Althoff, Alistair Douglas Bramley, Daniel Joseph Shuter, Zbigniew Paul Lorenc, Allen Zadeh
  • Patent number: 9757538
    Abstract: An MR compatible steerable sheath is provided. The MR compatible steerable sheath includes a steerable shaft that receives first and second longitudinal movement wires at a distal end thereof and audible or tactile means for indicating to a user the degree of deflection of the distal tip of the steerable shaft. A control handle is coupled to a proximal end of the first and second longitudinal movement wires and causes longitudinal movement of the wires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: IMRICOR MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Kimmel, Douglas A. Page
  • Patent number: 9744377
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in an assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of light apertures substantially aligned with the LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are disposed so that the reflective surface is relatively smooth and seamless towards the patient. The walls have a malleable rigidity for flexible adjustability relative to the user, and the device is mounted to the user with a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A Blaustein, David Shuter, Eric Freitag, Charles Peter Althoff, Alistair Douglas Bramley, Daniel Joseph Shuter, Zbigniew Paul Lorenc, Allen Zadeh
  • Patent number: 9744378
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in an assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of light apertures substantially aligned with the LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are disposed so that the reflective surface is relatively smooth and seamless towards the patient. The walls have a malleable rigidity for flexible adjustability relative to the user, and the device is mounted to the user with a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A Blaustein, David Shuter, Eric Freitag, Charles Peter Althoff, Alistair Douglas Bramley, Daniel Joseph Shuter, Zbigniew Paul Lorenc, Allen Zadeh
  • Patent number: 9731143
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in an assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of light apertures substantially aligned with the LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are disposed so that the reflective surface is relatively smooth and seamless towards the patient. The walls have a malleable rigidity for flexible adjustability relative to the user, and the device is mounted to the user with a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Eric Freitag, Charles Peter Althoff, Alistair Douglas Bramley, Daniel Joseph Shuter, Zbigniew Paul Lorenc, Allen Zadeh
  • Patent number: 9713496
    Abstract: An electrosurgical ablation system includes an energy source adapted to supply energy to an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device includes a handle assembly configured to couple a pair of antennas extending from a distal end thereof to the energy source for application of energy to tissue. A power splitting device is operatively associated with the handle assembly and has an input adapted to connect to the energy source and a pair of output channels operably coupled to the respective pair of antennas. A phase shifter is operatively associated with the handle assembly and is operably coupled to the pair of output channels. The phase shifter is configured to selectively shift a phase relationship between the pair of output channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Joseph D. Brannan
  • Patent number: 9700460
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of ophthalmology and relates to methods of performing a generally round posterior capsulotomy, preferably in a continuous manner, without disturbing an intraocular lens, and without inducing any pressure changes inside the eye. The posterior capsulotomy comprises performing a generally round circular posterior capsulotomy using a suitable ophthalmic laser device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Gustavo Tamayo