Patents by Inventor Fred Lee

Fred Lee 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: 11364145
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 11311264
    Abstract: A computed tomography machine suitable for interventional procedures provides partial scans displaced about the patient away from the physician position to substantially reduce Compton scattering received by the physician. A modeling of patient dose accounting for the presence of shielding, different physician characteristics, patient positions, and probe position may be accomplished to affect a trade-off between these various factors optimized for interventional or similar procedures where a nonpatient must be close to the scanner during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Timothy Szczykutowicz, Emily Knott, Fred Lee
  • Publication number: 20220079541
    Abstract: A computed tomography machine suitable for interventional procedures provides partial scans displaced about the patient away from the physician position to substantially reduce Compton scattering received by the physician. A modeling of patient dose accounting for the presence of shielding, different physician characteristics, patient positions, and probe position may be accomplished to affect a trade-off between these various factors optimized for interventional or similar procedures where a nonpatient must be close to the scanner during operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Publication date: March 17, 2022
    Inventors: Timothy Szczykutowicz, Emily Knott, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 11266526
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 11191668
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to providing pressurized infusion of liquids and, more particularly, is directed to providing a stable and pressurized flow of irrigation fluid to the eye during surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Branden J. Tarkeshian, Mark E. Steen, James B. Gerg, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10993839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10905588
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10828193
    Abstract: A phacoemulsification system and method, and a surgical foot pedal device, system and method. The present invention may include a console comprising a plurality of modes for at least one physically associated surgical instrument, and a foot pedal communicatively associated with said console and suitable for varying ones of the plurality of modes. The foot pedal may include a housing comprising the communicative association, and comprising at least one potentiometer and at least two top switches for the varying of the ones of the plurality of modes, a treadle rotatably mounted within the housing and suitable for depressing the at least one potentiometer, and at least two side switches movably associated with the treadle for the varying of the ones of the plurality of modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Lynn, Tuan Tran, Christopher J. Page, Allan Lee Cameron, Andrew J. Boyce, Philip Walker, Kelvin Kao, Kenneth E. Kadziauskas, Regan A. Pierce, Fred Lee, Teresita Smith, Tapan Patel
  • Patent number: 10813790
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10668192
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10478534
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10251983
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10238778
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10219940
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON SURGICAL VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Rob Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10206343
    Abstract: A plant nutrient delivery system comprises a sensor, an electronically actuated valve and an electronic controller. The sensor is positionable in plant growing media and operable to detect a condition of the plant growing media. The electronically actuated valve has a connection to a liquid nutrient source. The electronic controller is linked to the sensor and to the electronically actuated valve. The controller is programmed to carry out automatic demand-based nutrient delivery to the plant growing media by controlling the electronically actuated valve to turn on and off based on signals received from the sensor regarding a condition of the plant growing media, thereby causing a flow of the liquid nutrient into the plant growth media to start and to stop. Methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EwerSmith Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Fred Lee Ewer, Christopher Harry Smith, Alan Leroy Harris
  • Publication number: 20170151092
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Publication number: 20170151377
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Publication number: 20170151378
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Publication number: 20170151379
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: June 1, 2017
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: D901122
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lakeshore Equipment Company
    Inventor: Fred Lee