Patents by Inventor Adam A. Taff

Adam A. Taff has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5133750
    Abstract: There is disclosed a new and improved intraocular lens (IOL) for use by surgeons as a replacement for a person's cataractous lens. The disclosed lens is a synthetic sapphire lens having either a silicone or polyimide haptic thereby making the lens autoclavable. The lens is resistant to damage caused by YAG laser and eliminates the need for ridges of any kind on the surface of the lens which has previously been used to keep the lens off the posterior capsule of the crystalline lens. Eliminating the need for a ridge now allows the lens to be made much thinner and also eliminates the tiddlywink effect. The new IOL is approximately 1/3 to 1/5 the thickness of standard PMMA IOLs and is totally non-degradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Inventors: Akira Momose, Adam A. Taff