Patents Examined by Vynn Huh
  • Patent number: 10245108
    Abstract: A lens system includes: a plurality of aligned lenses; a first lens having negative refractive power; a second lens having negative refractive power; a third lens with positive refractive power; and, a fourth lens with positive refractive power; a light beam transmitted through the first, second, third and fourth lenses is first diverged by the first and second lenses, collimated by the third lens and focused by the fourth lens to form a small spot at the focal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventors: Zipora Ozer Armon, Eyal Benisty, Arie Kraisler, Roy Ramati
  • Patent number: 10219944
    Abstract: An ophthalmic phototherapy device and associated treatment methods to expose an eye to selected multi-wavelengths of light to promote the healing of damaged or diseased eye tissue. The device includes a housing having an interior; an eyepiece disposed on the housing and configured and arranged for placement of an eye of the patient adjacent the eyepiece; a first light source producing a first light beam having a first therapeutic wavelength and disposed within the housing; a second light source producing a second light beam having a second therapeutic wavelength and disposed within the housing, where the second therapeutic wavelength differs from the first therapeutic wavelength by at least 25 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LumiThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark E Tedford, Scott DeLapp, Scott Bradley
  • Patent number: 10202598
    Abstract: Harvested stem cells are activated by treating them with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a wavelength lying in the range of 405 to 980 nanometers. The frequency of the laser beam is modulated within a range of 8 to 12 MHz. Using the activated stem cells, tissue can be repaired and regenerated by preparing the unactivated stem cells, treating the unactivated stem cells with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a pre-determined frequency for obtaining activated stem cells, administering the activated stem cells into a body containing the tissue, and using a homing beam to guide the activated stem cells within the body to the location of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Frank Ovokaitys, John Scott Strachan
  • Patent number: 10201308
    Abstract: An integrated tele-health system/device for monitoring and reporting medical information for the evidence-based management of patients with chronic respiratory disease. The device includes a central unit which measures and collects information related to the state of health of the patient, and is provided with elements for wireless or cable transmission of the collected data using a microprocessor based system with a touch screen display, USB communication port and Bluetooth. The device further includes: a removable sensor for the measurement of respiratory air flow and volume, a removable pulse oximetry sensor and a motion sensor. Stored data can be then delivered through landline, broadband, wireless and cell-phone technology to be received by a web server and can then be accessed by medical staff. Being completely portable, the device is provided with a battery of known type, which can be substituted by the user or can be rechargeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MIR SRL-MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Paolo Boschetti Sacco, Cesare Saltini, Luigino Calzetta
  • Patent number: 10182838
    Abstract: Provided is a shock wave focusing device for a shock wave ablation system for coagulating and necrosing cardiac muscle tissue that becomes a cause of arrhythmia. A shock wave generation apparatus (10) comprises: a shock wave focusing device (11) which has a concave surface (11a); an optical fiber (12) which is inserted into the shock wave focusing device (11); a tubular catheter (13) which guides the optical fiber; an enclosure (14) which constitutes a space to be filled with liquid at the tip of the optical fiber (12); and the liquid (L) which is filled into the enclosure (14). The shock wave focusing device (11) is configured from a ring-shaped coupling part (16) provided with a central hole (11b), and 16 blade parts (17) curved outward from the edge of the coupling part (16) toward the front and provided elastically to the edge of the coupling part (16), and can be folded by rotating the blade parts (17) with respect to the coupling part (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hiroaki Shimokawa, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Yuhi Hasebe, Shokichi Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10172555
    Abstract: Provided is a device for placement on a human subject to detect impacts on the human subject. The device includes a base member, one or more engagement sensors to detect whether the device is properly placed on the human subject, and one or more motion sensors to detect the kinematics of the human subject. The device also includes a processing unit that includes methodology to detect false positives such as chewing, dropping, and throwing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Bruce Cam, David B. Camarillo, Lyndia Chun Wu
  • Patent number: 10149718
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for providing laser energy through a catheter towards a second end portion of the catheter. Based on a characteristic of the laser energy multiple types of ablation therapy may be implemented. A first ablation therapy is directed at the target site when the laser energy at the second end portion of the laser energy delivery system has a first characteristic. A second ablation therapy is directed at the target site when the laser energy at the second end portion of the laser energy delivery system has a second characteristic. The first ablation therapy may be an optical ablation therapy wherein the laser energy is directed at the target site as optical energy and the second ablation therapy may be a pressure wave ablation therapy wherein pressure waves are directed at the target site as pressure wave energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Spectranetics Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Fiser, Kenneth P. Grace
  • Patent number: 10064578
    Abstract: Systems and methods to detect sleep stages of a subject analyze physiological parameters of the subject in combination with a subject's reactions to stimuli of increasing intensity and/or stimuli having different modalities. Stimuli are provided until a predetermined level of probability is reached for the accuracy of an estimation of the sleep stage of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary Nelson Garcia Molina, Sander Theodoor Pastoor, Stefan Pfundtner, Brady Alexander Riedner, Michele Bellesi, Giulio Tononi
  • Patent number: 10058343
    Abstract: A system for performing an endoscopic procedure is provided. The system includes an actuation assembly having a handle assembly and a shaft assembly. The system also includes an end effector configured for selective and operative connection to a distal end of the shaft assembly. The system further includes a holder for selectively engaging the end effector and facilitating attachment of the end effector to the shaft assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Jaroslaw T. Malkowski
  • Patent number: 9999785
    Abstract: Unactivated stem cells are activated by treating them with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a wavelength lying in the range of 405 to 980 nanometers. The laser beam is modulated within a range of 8 to 12 MHz. Using the activated stem cells, tissue can be repaired and regenerated by preparing the unactivated stem cells, treating the unactivated stem cells with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a pre-determined frequency for obtaining activated stem cells, administering the activated stem cells into a body containing the tissue, and using a homing beam to guide the activated stem cells within the body to the location of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Todd Frank Ovokaitys, John Scott Strachan
  • Patent number: 9968800
    Abstract: Compositions, methods and apparatuses for phototherapy to treat skin disorders. In particular, described herein are methods, compositions, phototherapy dressings for use with phototherapy UV light applicators (sources) and phototherapy UV light applicators to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Luma Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan R. Anderson, Christopher Steven Pell
  • Patent number: 9968343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a minimally invasive surgical instrument having a bent shaft, and more particularly to a minimally invasive surgical instrument in which at least a part of a shaft includes a bend. According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a minimally invasive surgical instrument comprising: a shaft; an end effector connected to one end of the shaft; a joint unit interposed between the shaft and the end effector; and a plurality of wires connected to the joint unit to enable the end effector to carry out joint motion, wherein the shaft comprises at least one bend, and the at least one bend may transmit therein force to operate the end effector in a roll direction, independently of the shaft. The present invention relates to a minimally invasive surgical instrument having a bent shaft, and more particularly, to a minimally invasive surgical instrument in which at least a portion of a shaft is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Chang Wook Jeong, Hyung Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 9913994
    Abstract: A light therapy bed including multiple LEDs positioned in individually controllable modules is disclosed. The modules of LEDs are configured to have direct contact or in close proximity to the skin or tissue of the user, through an acrylic or similar cover. The LEDs light the surface and underlying layers of tissue for photodynamic stimulation of the cells. Iterations of the device utilize light known to have a bactericidal effect in the case of acne, MRSA, etc. The bed is fabricated and formed in a curved configuration to optimize contact between the LEDs and the skin of a user. Each of the LED modules may be mounted on a PCB in an arrangement to provide even lighting and temperature upon the skin or tissue surface of a user. Each module also has one or more thermal sensors that evenly and quickly heat all of the areas of a user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Steve Marchese, Chase Marchese
  • Patent number: 9770297
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for segmental treatment of hollow anatomical structures using an optical fiber are disclosed. An elongate energy application device can absorb, scatter and/or reflect laser energy over a length of the elongate energy application device to thereby treat the hollow anatomical structure along one or more lengthened treatment segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Brady David Esch, Brian Eugene Farley