Patents by Inventor Jean-Noel Fehr

Jean-Noel Fehr 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).

  • Publication number: 20230024683
    Abstract: Intraocular pressure sensors, systems, and methods of use. Implantable intraocular pressure sensing devices that are hermetically sealed and adapted to wirelessly communicate with an external device. The implantable devices can include a hermetically sealed housing, the hermetically sealed housing including therein: an antenna in electrical communication with a rechargeable power source, the rechargeable power source in electrical communication with an ASIC, and the ASIC in electrical communication with a pressure sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Qura, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. ADAMS, Celso TELLO, Marcel David ACKERMANN, Jean-Noël FEHR
  • Publication number: 20220413318
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of the eye comprises one or more optics configured to project stimuli comprising out of focus images onto the peripheral retina outside the macula. While the stimuli can be configured in many ways, in some embodiments the stimuli are arranged to decrease interference with central vison such as macular vision. The stimuli can be out of focus images may comprise an amount of defocus within a range from about 3 Diopters (“D”) to about 6 D. In some embodiments, the brightness of the stimuli is greater than a brightness of background illumination by an appropriate amount such as at least 3 times the background brightness. In some embodiments, each of a plurality of stimuli comprises a spatial frequency distribution with an amplitude profile having spatial frequencies within a range from about range of 1×10?1 to 2.5×101 cycles per degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo KUBOTA, Nabin JOSHI, Arkady SELENOW, Steven ALI, Stefan BAUER, Jean-Noel FEHR, Moritz HAEBERLI, Patrizia WEBER, Julien SAUVET, Amitava GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20220382076
    Abstract: An opto-electronic module is configured to fit between anterior and posterior surfaces of a contact lens. The opto-electronics module may comprise a plurality of light sources configured to direct a plurality of light beams to a region of the retina away from the fovea and in some embodiments away from the macula. Each of the plurality of light sources may comprises an LED and one or more projection optics. Each of the projection optics can be coupled to an LED with an adhesive prior to placing the opto-electronics module on a layer of contact lens material. The opto-electronics module may comprise a flex PCB with the plurality of light sources, an antenna, a battery, a capacitor and a processor supported on the flex PCB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo KUBOTA, Jean-Noël FEHR, Hans BERNHARD, Patrizia WEBER, Alain SAURER, Amitava GUPTA
  • Patent number: 11497399
    Abstract: Intraocular pressure sensors, systems, and methods of use. Implantable intraocular pressure sensing devices that are hermetically sealed and adapted to wirelessly communicate with an external device. The implantable devices can include a hermetically sealed housing, the hermetically sealed housing including therein: an antenna in electrical communication with a rechargeable power source, the rechargeable power source in electrical communication with an ASIC, and the ASIC in electrical communication with a pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Qura, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. Adams, Celso Tello, Marcel David Ackermann, Jean-Noël Fehr
  • Patent number: 11480813
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of the eye comprises one or more optics configured to project stimuli comprising out of focus images onto the peripheral retina outside the macula. While the stimuli can be configured in many ways, in some embodiments the stimuli are arranged to decrease interference with central vison such as macular vision. The stimuli can be out of focus images may comprise an amount of defocus within a range from about 3 Diopters (“D”) to about 6 D. In some embodiments, the brightness of the stimuli is greater than a brightness of background illumination by an appropriate amount such as at least 3 times the background brightness. In some embodiments, each of a plurality of stimuli comprises a spatial frequency distribution with an amplitude profile having spatial frequencies within a range from about range of 1×10?1 to 2.5×101 cycles per degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo Kubota, Nabin Joshi, Arkady Selenow, Steven Ali, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noël Fehr, Moritz Haeberli, Patrizia Weber, Julien Sauvet, Amitava Gupta
  • Publication number: 20220299795
    Abstract: A soft contact lens comprises a plurality of light sources coupled to a plurality of optical elements. The plurality of light sources and the plurality of optical elements are embedded in a soft contact lens material. Each of said plurality of optical elements generates an image focused in front of a peripheral retina of a wearer. In some embodiments, each of the images is focused at a distance in front of the peripheral retina at a location, and each of the images comprises a depth of focus and a spatial resolution. The depth of focus can be less than the distance, and the spatial resolution greater than a spatial resolution of the peripheral retina at the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Beat WYSS, Jean-Noël FEHR, Glenn NORONHA, Karim HAROUD, Julien SAUVET, Hans BERNHARD, Christian OGGENFUSS, Amitava GUPTA, Ryo KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20220257972
    Abstract: A device to stimulate the retina comprises one or more light sources coupled to one or more optical elements. The one or more optical elements is configured to illuminate the retina with one or more images at a location away from a fovea of a wearer. In some embodiments, each of the one or more images comprises a depth of focus and a spatial resolution. The one or more images can be formed at a distance anterior to the retina, at a distance posterior to the retina or on the retina. In some embodiments, the depth of focus is less than the distance, and the spatial resolution greater than a spatial resolution of the retina at the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo KUBOTA, Karim HAROUD, Beat WYSS, Hans BERNHARD, Jean-Noël FEHR, Patrizia WEBER, Moritz HAEBERLI, Amitava GUPTA
  • Patent number: 11402662
    Abstract: A soft contact lens comprises a plurality of light sources coupled to a plurality of optical elements. The plurality of light sources and the plurality of optical elements are embedded in a soft contact lens material. Each of said plurality of optical elements generates an image focused in front of a peripheral retina of a wearer. In some embodiments, each of the images is focused at a distance in front of the peripheral retina at a location, and each of the images comprises a depth of focus and a spatial resolution. The depth of focus can be less than the distance, and the spatial resolution greater than a spatial resolution of the peripheral retina at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Beat Wyss, Jean-Noël Fehr, Glenn Noronha, Karim Haroud, Julien Sauvet, Hans Bernhard, Christian Oggenfuss, Amitava Gupta, Ryo Kubota
  • Patent number: 11375328
    Abstract: A hearing aid device is provided. The hearing aid device comprises: an input unit configured to receive an acoustical input and transform it into an electrical input signal; a signal transforming unit coupled to the input unit and configured to process the electrical input signal to obtain an electrical output signal; a stimulation unit configured to generate a stimulation signal for acoustic coordinated reset neuromodulation therapy; an output unit configured to transform at least one of the electrical output signal and the stimulation signal into an acoustical output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Aurelium GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Hauptmann, Markus Haller, Mark Williams, Niklaus Burger, Jean-Noël Fehr, Urs Anliker, Sven Grob
  • Patent number: 11358001
    Abstract: A device to stimulate the retina comprises one or more light sources coupled to one or more optical elements. The one or more optical elements is configured to illuminate the retina with one or more images at a location away from a fovea of a wearer. In some embodiments, each of the one or more images comprises a depth of focus and a spatial resolution. The one or more images can be formed at a distance anterior to the retina, at a distance posterior to the retina or on the retina. In some embodiments, the depth of focus is less than the distance, and the spatial resolution greater than a spatial resolution of the retina at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo Kubota, Karim Haroud, Beat Wyss, Hans Bernhard, Jean-Noël Fehr, Patrizia Weber, Moritz Haeberli, Amitava Gupta
  • Publication number: 20220155616
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of the eye comprises one or more optics configured to project stimuli comprising out of focus images onto the peripheral retina outside the macula. While the stimuli can be configured in many ways, in some embodiments the stimuli are arranged to decrease interference with central vison such as macular vision. The stimuli can be out of focus images may comprise an amount of defocus within a range from about 3 Diopters (“D”) to about 6 D. In some embodiments, the brightness of the stimuli is greater than a brightness of background illumination by an appropriate amount such as at least 3 times the background brightness. In some embodiments, each of a plurality of stimuli comprises a spatial frequency distribution with an amplitude profile having spatial frequencies within a range from about range of 1×10?1 to 2.5×101 cycles per degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo KUBOTA, Nabin JOSHI, Arkady SELENOW, Steven ALI, Stefan BAUER, Jean-Noël FEHR, Moritz HAEBERLI, Patrizia WEBER, Julien SAUVET, Amitava GUPTA
  • Patent number: 11275259
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of the eye comprises one or more optics configured to project stimuli comprising out of focus images onto the peripheral retina outside the macula. While the stimuli can be configured in many ways, in some embodiments the stimuli are arranged to decrease interference with central vison such as macular vision. The stimuli can be out of focus images may comprise an amount of defocus within a range from about 3 Diopters (“D”) to about 6 D. In some embodiments, the brightness of the stimuli is greater than a brightness of background illumination by an appropriate amount such as at least 3 times the background brightness. In some embodiments, each of a plurality of stimuli comprises a spatial frequency distribution with an amplitude profile having spatial frequencies within a range from about range of 1×10?1 to 2.5×101 cycles per degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo Kubota, Nabin Joshi, Arkady Selenow, Steven Ali, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noël Fehr, Moritz Haeberli, Patrizia Weber, Julien Sauvet, Amitava Gupta
  • Publication number: 20220060836
    Abstract: A hearing aid system according to sonic examples includes a hearing aid which includes a microphone, amplifier, speaker, and a telecoil. In some examples, the hearing aid may include a battery or a capacitor for storing power wirelessly received from a distance separated wireless power transfer unit. The telecoil may be configured to receive audio signals and couple the audio signals to audio processing circuitry of the hearing aid. The telecoil may be further configured to receive power signals from the base unit and couple the power signals to power supply circuitry of the hearing aid, for example for charging the battery of the hearing aid. Examples of transmitter and receiver coils, and of distance and orientation optimization are described. Examples of wireless charging systems that may be used with hearing aids or other medical assistance devices are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: PogoTec Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. BLUM, William KOKONASKI, Stefan BAUER, Jean-Noel FEHR, Amitava GUPTA, Richard CLOMPUS
  • Publication number: 20220035181
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprising a base having an adapter and a retainer, the adapter configured to reversibly couple to a wearable device using a magnet, ferromagnetic material, or combinations thereof; an elastic member partially positioned within the retainer, the elastic member having a first loop portion adjacent a first end of the retainer and a second loop portion adjacent a second end of the retainer; and wherein the elastic member is configured to stretchably move with respect to the base such that, responsive to a force pulling the first loop portion over a portion of an eyewear frame, the second loop portion changes in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: RONALD D. BLUM, WALTER DANNHARDT, RICHARD CLOMPUS, WILLIAM KOKONASKI, JEAN-NOEL FEHR, STEFAN BAUER, AMITAVA GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20220038626
    Abstract: A wearable camera systems according to examples of the present disclosure may include a camera and a mobile charging unit. The camera may include onboard power, memory and control for capturing and storing an image without being connected to the mobile charging unit and the camera body may have a width or a height that is smaller than the length of the camera body. The camera body may include a trigger for initiating image capture. The wearable camera may be attachable to an eyewear temple and the mobile charging unit is configured to recharge the wearable camera without being connected to an external power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Ronald David Blum, Amitava Gupta, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus, Massimo Pinazza, Claudio Dalla Longa, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noel Fehr, Walter Dannhardt
  • Publication number: 20210382325
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of the eye comprises one or more optics configured to project stimuli comprising out of focus images onto the peripheral retina outside the macula. While the stimuli can be configured in many ways, in some embodiments the stimuli are arranged to decrease interference with central vison such as macular vision. The stimuli can be out of focus images may comprise an amount of defocus within a range from about 3 Diopters (“D”) to about 6 D. In some embodiments, the brightness of the stimuli is greater than a brightness of background illumination by an appropriate amount such as at least 3 times the background brightness. In some embodiments, each of a plurality of stimuli comprises a spatial frequency distribution with an amplitude profile having spatial frequencies within a range from about range of 1×10?1 to 2.5×101 cycles per degree.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo KUBOTA, Nabin JOSHI, Arkady SELENOW, Steve ALI, Stefan BAUER, Jean-Noël FEHR, Moritz HAEBERLI, Patrizia WEBER, Julien SAUVET, Amitava GUPTA
  • Patent number: 11166112
    Abstract: A hearing aid system according to some examples includes a hearing aid which includes a microphone, amplifier, speaker, and a telecoil. In some examples, the hearing aid may include a battery or a capacitor for storing power wirelessly received from a distance separated wireless power transfer unit. The telecoil may be configured to receive audio signals and couple the audio signals to audio processing circuitry of the hearing aid. The telecoil may be further configured to receive power signals from the base unit and couple the power signals to power supply circuitry of the hearing aid, for example for charging the battery of the hearing aid. Examples of transmitter and receiver coils, and of distance and orientation optimization are described. Examples of wireless charging systems that may be used with hearing aids or other medical assistance devices are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pogotec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noel Fehr, Amitava Gupta, Richard Clompus
  • Publication number: 20210329147
    Abstract: Auxiliary units, in some instances implemented as a case for a wearable electronic device such as a wearable camera are described. The auxiliary units may include one or more electronic components typically included in the camera. By offloading an electronic component and the corresponding function (e.g., extended power capacity, memory capacity, wireless or other communication capabilities, etc.) to a removable auxiliary unit, the size of the wearable device can be advantageously further reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: William Kokonaski, Amitava Gupta, Joshua A. Schoenbart, Ronald David Blum, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noel Fehr, Richard Clompus
  • Publication number: 20210311326
    Abstract: A soft contact lens comprises a plurality of light sources coupled to a plurality of optical elements. The plurality of light sources and the plurality of optical elements are embedded in a soft contact lens material. Each of said plurality of optical elements generates an image focused in front of a peripheral retina of a wearer. In some embodiments, each of the images is focused at a distance in front of the peripheral retina at a location, and each of the images comprises a depth of focus and a spatial resolution. The depth of focus can be less than the distance, and the spatial resolution greater than a spatial resolution of the peripheral retina at the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Beat WYSS, Jean-Noël FEHR, Glenn NORONHA, Karim HAROUD, Julien SAUVET, Hans BERNHARD, Christian OGGENFUSS, Amitava GUPTA, Ryo KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20210137379
    Abstract: Implantable pressure sensors and implantable electronics should be packaged in hermetically sealed modules with biocompatible surfaces before being implanted. Packaging designs should be compact and cause little to no interference with the mechanical (and optical) properties or functions of the implant. For a pressure sensor in an intraocular lens, this means that the sensor and packaging should allow the lens to be folded so that it can be implanted through a small incision in the eye. An inventive implantable pressure sensor is coated with a silicone elastomer and hermetically sealed by a multilayer coating of SiOx and Parylene C, which may also encapsulate other components, including a microcontroller or processor, rechargeable batteries, sensors, resistors, capacitors, wireless transceivers, and/or antennas mounted on a transparent substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jean-Noel Fehr, Stefan Bauer, Alain Saurer, Douglas P. Adams, Amitava Gupta