Patents by Inventor Dieter Klaas

Dieter Klaas 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: 5741244
    Abstract: A probe for suctioning of ocular tissue includes a hollow suction needle having a lateral opening in a needle region to be placed on the ocular tissue to be suctioned, a laser radiation source, a hollow mirror surface defining an ellipsoidal cavity within the needle region and forming a reflective device with a first focal point within the cavity and a second focal point outside of the cavity for location in the tissue to be suctioned, and a light guide disposed within and extending through the suction needle and interconnecting the laser radiation source and the ellipsoidal cavity. The laser radiation is directed by the light guide to the first focal point and reflected by the hollow mirror surface to the second focal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Inventor: Dieter Klaas
  • Patent number: 5630821
    Abstract: An apparatus for implanting an intraocular lens comprises two gripping elements, the front ends of which carry contact elements which are movable towards each other with the gripping elements so that the lens to be implanted can be held therebetween. At least one of the contact elements is mounted rotatably on the respective gripping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1997
    Inventor: Dieter Klaas
  • Patent number: 5139501
    Abstract: A device for folding an elastic rubber intraocular lens, has two lens gripping elements which can be moved one relative to the other and which can be brought into contact with a lens body from diametrically opposite positions on a block frame. A lens reception space is provided between the gripping elements with a base surface for the flat positioning of the lens body. The space is open from the top to permit the lens to be folded when the two lens gripping elements are brought together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Inventor: Dieter Klaas