Patents by Inventor Arlene Gwon

Arlene Gwon 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: 10206773
    Abstract: An accommodating IOL comprises an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye, and a movement assembly coupled to the eye to provide effective accommodating movement, preferably axial movement, of the optic. At least a portion of the movement assembly is made from a material that is less stiff and/or more resilient than the material used to make the optic. Optionally, an outer ring or support portion made at least partially from either a relatively stiff material such as the material used in the optic or a relatively resilient material such as the material used in the movement assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Marlene L. Paul, Michael D. Lowery, Daniel G. Brady, Arlene Gwon
  • Publication number: 20160175092
    Abstract: An accommodating IOL comprises an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye, and a movement assembly coupled to the eye to provide effective accommodating movement, preferably axial movement, of the optic. At least a portion of the movement assembly is made from a material that is less stiff and/or more resilient than the material used to make the optic. Optionally, an outer ring or support portion made at least partially from either a relatively stiff material such as the material used in the optic or a relatively resilient material such as the material used in the movement assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Marlene L. Paul, Michael D. Lowery, Daniel G. Brady, Arlene Gwon
  • Patent number: 9271830
    Abstract: An accommodating IOL comprises an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye, and a movement assembly coupled to the eye to provide effective accommodating movement, preferably axial movement, of the optic. At least a portion of the movement assembly is made from a material that is less stiff and/or more resilient than the material used to make the optic. Optionally, an outer ring or support portion made at least partially from either a relatively stiff material such as the material used in the optic or a relatively resilient material such as the material used in the movement assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Marlene L. Paul, Michael D. Lowery, Daniel Brady, Arlene Gwon
  • Patent number: 8802651
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the treatment of ocular conditions by the enhancement of lens regeneration. This is accomplished by the administration of a high viscosity composition including a hyaluronic acid compound. Excess high viscosity composition may be removed by focal laser photophacoablation. Additionally, a collagen product may be injected within the lens capsule to improve lens cell proliferation and differentiation, and to improve the configuration, shape and structure of regenerated lenses. Various embodiments involving the enhancement of lens regeneration are described. For example, lens regeneration may be enhanced by filling the lens capsule bag with the inventive hyaluronic acid compound; by inserting at least one collagen patch in the lens capsule; and/or by injecting a collagen-based product into the lens capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventor: Arlene Gwon
  • Patent number: 7794697
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the treatment of ocular conditions by the enhancement of lens regeneration. Enhancement of lens regeneration is accomplished by the administration of a composition comprising a polysiloxane polymer having functional acryl groups useful in the preparation of intraocular lenses (IOLs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Arlene Gwon, Sverker Norrby, Thomas Terwee, Steven Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20100217387
    Abstract: An accommodating IOL comprises an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye, and a movement assembly coupled to the eye to provide effective accommodating movement, preferably axial movement, of the optic. At least a portion of the movement assembly is made from a material that is less stiff and/or more resilient than the material used to make the optic. Optionally, an outer ring or support portion made at least partially from either a relatively stiff material such as the material used in the optic or a relatively resilient material such as the material used in the movement assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Marlene L. Paul, Michael D. Lowery, Daniel Brady, Arlene Gwon
  • Patent number: 7662180
    Abstract: An accommodating IOL comprises an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye, and a movement assembly coupled to the eye to provide effective accommodating movement, preferably axial movement, of the optic. At least a portion of the movement assembly is made from a material that is less stiff and/or more resilient than the material used to make the optic. Optionally, an outer ring or support portion made at least partially from either a relatively stiff material such as the material used in the optic or a relatively resilient material such as the material used in the movement assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Marlene L. Paul, Michael D. Lowery, Daniel Brady, Arlene Gwon
  • Patent number: 7326246
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) for insertion in a capsular bag of an eye includes an optic for focusing light and a movement assembly coupled to the optic. The movement assembly is adapted to cooperate with the capsular bag to effect accommodating movement of the optic. The movement assembly includes one or more elongated fixation members coupled to a periphery of the optic and adapted to convert radial movement of the capsular bag to axial movement of the optic. The fixation members extend spirally at least half-way around the optic. Angled transition sections may be provided between each fixation member and the optic periphery. The anterior and posterior edges of the optic periphery may have relatively sharp angles to reduce epithelial cell growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Brady, Arlene Gwon, Robert E. Glick
  • Publication number: 20070219633
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the treatment of ocular conditions by the enhancement of lens regeneration. Enhancement of lens regeneration is accomplished by the administration of a composition comprising a polysiloxane polymer having functional acryl groups useful in the preparation of intraocular lenses (IOLs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Applicant: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Arlene Gwon, Sverker Norrby, Thomas Terwee, Steven Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20060161252
    Abstract: An intraocular lens for insertion into the capsular bag of an eye contains an optic, an outer periphery, and an outer support structure. The optic has a periphery and centered about an optical axis. The outer periphery is disposed about the optic and configured to engage an equatorial region of the capsular bag of an eye. The outer support structure is disposed along the periphery and spaced from the optic with voids outer support structure and the optic. The intraocular lens further comprises a first intermediate member and a weakened region disposed along the outer periphery between the outer support structure and the first intermediate member. The first intermediate member operably couples the optic and the outer support structure. The weakened region is attached to, and configured to provide relative motion between, the outer support structure and the first intermediate member in response to the ciliary muscle of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: July 20, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Brady, Arlene Gwon
  • Publication number: 20060084950
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the treatment of ocular conditions by the enhancement of lens regeneration. This is accomplished by the administration of a high viscosity composition including a hyaluronic acid compound and laser photoablation. Excess high viscosity composition may be removed by focal laser photophacoablation. Additionally, a collagen product may be injected within the lens capsule to improve lens cell proliferation and differentiation, and to improve the configuration, shape and structure of regenerated lenses. Various embodiments involving the enhancement of lens regeneration are described. For example, lens regeneration may be enhanced by filling the lens capsule bag with the inventive hyaluronic acid compound; by inserting at least one collagen patch in the lens capsule; and/or by injecting a collagen-based product into the lens capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventor: Arlene Gwon
  • Publication number: 20060083732
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the treatment of ocular conditions by the enhancement of lens regeneration. This is accomplished by the administration of a high viscosity composition including a hyaluronic acid compound. Excess high viscosity composition may be removed by focal laser photophacoablation or through the use of a digestive compound or enzyme such as hyaluronidase. Additionally, a collagen product may be injected within the lens capsule to improve lens cell proliferation and differentiation, and to improve the configuration, shape and structure of regenerated lenses. Various embodiments involving the enhancement of lens regeneration are described. For example, lens regeneration may be enhanced by filling the lens capsule bag with the inventive hyaluronic acid compound; by inserting at least one collagen patch in the lens capsule; and/or by injecting a collagen-based product into the lens capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2005
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventor: Arlene Gwon
  • Publication number: 20060002981
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the treatment of ocular conditions by the enhancement of lens regeneration. This is accomplished by the administration of a high viscosity composition including a hyaluronic acid compound. Excess high viscosity composition may be removed by focal laser photophacoablation. Additionally, a collagen product may be injected within the lens capsule to improve lens cell proliferation and differentiation, and to improve the configuration, shape and structure of regenerated lenses. Various embodiments involving the enhancement of lens regeneration are described. For example, lens regeneration may be enhanced by filling the lens capsule bag with the inventive hyaluronic acid compound; by inserting at least one collagen patch in the lens capsule; and/or by injecting a collagen-based product into the lens capsule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventor: Arlene GWON
  • Publication number: 20050251254
    Abstract: A method for implanting an intraocular lens into the eye of a subject includes placing the intraocular lens into the eye of a subject and administering a drug in an amount sufficient to maintain an accommodative state of the eye. The method further includes permitting at least a portion of the intraocular lens to become coupled to at least a portion of the eye while maintaining the eye in the accommodative state. In certain embodiments, the method may include forming an intraocular lens while maintaining an accommodative state of the eye. In such embodiments, the method may exclude permitting at least a portion of the intraocular lens to become coupled to at least a portion of the capsular bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Daniel Brady, Arlene Gwon, Thomas Terwee, Hendrik Weeber, Patricia Piers
  • Publication number: 20040111151
    Abstract: An accommodating IOL comprises an optic adapted to focus light toward a retina of an eye, and a movement assembly coupled to the eye to provide effective accommodating movement, preferably axial movement, of the optic. At least a portion of the movement assembly is made from a material that is less stiff and/or more resilient than the material used to make the optic. Optionally, an outer ring or support portion made at least partially from either a relatively stiff material such as the material used in the optic or a relatively resilient material such as the material used in the movement assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Applicant: ADVANCED MEDICAL OPTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Marlene L. Paul, Michael D. Lowery, Daniel Brady, Arlene Gwon
  • Publication number: 20030158599
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) for insertion in a capsular bag of an eye includes an optic for focusing light and a movement assembly coupled to the optic. The movement assembly is adapted to cooperate with the capsular bag to effect accommodating movement of the optic. The movement assembly includes one or more elongated fixation members coupled to a periphery of the optic and adapted to convert radial movement of the capsular bag to axial movement of the optic. The fixation members extend spirally at least half-way around the optic. Angled transition sections may be provided between each fixation member and the optic periphery. The anterior and posterior edges of the optic periphery may have relatively sharp angles to reduce epithelial cell growth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Brady, Arlene Gwon, Robert E. Glick
  • Patent number: 6554859
    Abstract: An intraocular lens for implantation in an eye of a patient includes a multifocal optic and a movement assembly. The optic has maximum add power which is less than the add power required for full near vision for a pseudophakic eye. The movement assembly is coupled to the optic and is adapted to cooperate with the eye of the patient to effect accommodating movement of the optic in the eye. Lens systems including two optics and two movement assemblies are also provided. The intraocular lenses and lens systems are particularly useful when implanted in the eyes of a patient after removal of the natural lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Lang, Arlene Gwon
  • Publication number: 20030033014
    Abstract: An intraocular lens configured to be implanted in the cornea from the posterior aspect. The lens has an optic and a pair fixation members extending outward therefrom. One of the fixation members includes a single enlarged foot, while the other fixation member has two bifurcated feet. The fixation members are sized and shaped to fix within tunnels formed in the cornea. A method of the invention includes forming tunnels in the stroma layer of the cornea, and positioning the fixation members in the tunnels. The tunnels may be formed from outside or inside the cornea. The method may include inserting the folded intraocular lens into the anterior chamber, permitting the lens to unfold, inserting the fixation member with the enlarged foot in one of the tunnels, and bending the two bifurcated feet of the other fixation member together so as to fit within the other tunnel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Applicant: Allergan Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Arlene Gwon, Daniel G. Brady
  • Patent number: 6482229
    Abstract: An intraocular lens configured to be implanted in the cornea from the posterior aspect. The lens has an optic and a pair fixation members extending outward therefrom. One of the fixation members includes a single enlarged foot, while the other fixation member has two bifurcated feet. The fixation members are sized and shaped to fix within tunnels formed in the cornea. A method of the invention includes forming tunnels in the stroma layer of the cornea, and positioning the fixation members in the tunnels. The tunnels may be formed from outside or inside the cornea. The method may include inserting the folded intraocular lens into the anterior chamber, permitting the lens to unfold, inserting the fixation member with the enlarged foot in one of the tunnels, and bending the two bifurcated feet of the other fixation member together so as to fit within the other tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Arlene Gwon, Daniel G. Brady
  • Patent number: 6447519
    Abstract: Apparatus for holding intraocular lenses and apparatus for holding intraocular lens injectors are provided which provide convenient and effective packaging systems for intraocular lenses and allow convenient and effective transfer of an intraocular lens to an injector in preparation for insertion of the intraocular lens into an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Allergan Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Brady, Arlene Gwon, Michael Collinson, Claude A. Vidal, Alan K. Plyley