Patents by Inventor John Taboada

John Taboada 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: 20190134249
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rapid sterilization of building air are disclosed, including using a UV source to generate a UV light within an interior volume of duct work of an air handling system; and absorbing the UV light to sterilize. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Publication number: 20180178033
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for biostimulation of ocular tissue are disclosed, including providing a tissue biostimulator, wherein the tissue biostimulator comprises: a power source; a housing; one or more LEDs positioned in the housing and powered by the power source; and one or more lenses configured to project an array of emitter plate images of the one or more LEDs onto the tissue; placing the tissue biostimulator up to an eye; powering on the tissue biostimulator; and projecting the array of emitter plate images of the one or more LEDs onto the tissue. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Patent number: 9981053
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sterilizing a room are disclosed, including using a laser to generate a pulsed laser beam; using a robotic arm to direct the pulsed laser beam to a scattering optical element and to change the position of the scattering optical element; and using the scattering optical element to substantially isotropically scatter the radiation of the pulsed laser beam to sterilize the room. The scattering optical element comprises a hollow fused silica bulb filled with solid fused silica spheres or a fiber optic bundle and in some embodiments the scattering optical element is rotated. The pulsed laser beam comprises a wavelength ranging between about 200 nm to about 320 nm and in some embodiments comprises nanosecond or picosecond light pulses. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Publication number: 20180071416
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sterilizing a room are disclosed, including using a laser to generate a pulsed laser beam; using a robotic arm to direct the pulsed laser beam to a scattering optical element and to change the position of the scattering optical element; and using the scattering optical element to substantially isotropically scatter the radiation of the pulsed laser beam to sterilize the room. The scattering optical element comprises a hollow fused silica bulb filled with solid fused silica spheres or a fiber optic bundle and in some embodiments the scattering optical element is rotated. The pulsed laser beam comprises a wavelength ranging between about 200 nm to about 320 nm and in some embodiments comprises nanosecond or picosecond light pulses. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Publication number: 20180071417
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sterilizing a tools and equipment are disclosed, including using a UV source to generate a pulsed UV light within or exterior to an enclosure having a highly reflecting diffuse inner coated surface; and absorbing the pulsed light to sterilize. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Patent number: 9808546
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sterilizing a room are disclosed, including using a laser positioned within a housing to generate a pulsed laser beam; and intercepting the pulsed laser beam with a scattering optical element to substantially isotropically scatter the radiation of the pulsed laser beam outside the housing to sterilize the room. The scattering optical element comprises a hollow fused silica bulb filled with solid fused silica spheres or a fiber optic bundle and in some embodiments the scattering optical element is rotated. The pulsed laser beam comprises a wavelength ranging between about 200 nm to about 320 nm and in some embodiments comprises nanosecond or picosecond light pulses. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Publication number: 20170216467
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sterilizing a room are disclosed, including using a laser positioned within a housing to generate a pulsed laser beam; and intercepting the pulsed laser beam with a scattering optical element to substantially isotropically scatter the radiation of the pulsed laser beam outside the housing to sterilize the room. The scattering optical element comprises a hollow fused silica bulb filled with solid fused silica spheres or a fiber optic bundle and in some embodiments the scattering optical element is rotated. The pulsed laser beam comprises a wavelength ranging between about 200 nm to about 320 nm and in some embodiments comprises nanosecond or picosecond light pulses. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Publication number: 20170112384
    Abstract: Certain embodiments are directed to an interventional device and methods of use of an interventional device comprising all-optical photoacoustic imaging and optionally further comprising at least one medical treatment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Applicant: The Board of Regents of the University of Texas System
    Inventors: Saher Maswadi, Randolph Glickman, Kelly Nash, John Taboada
  • Patent number: 9623131
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sterilization are disclosed, including placing one or more UV light sources located substantially at one or more foci of a substantially ellipsoidal reflecting surface coated enclosure; and generating UV radiation from the one or more UV light sources to sanitize one or more objects positioned between the foci of the substantially ellipsoidal reflecting surface coated enclosure; wherein the one or more UV light sources comprises a beam from a KrF Excimer laser being scattered by a spherically scattering sphere; wherein the KrF Excimer laser is configured to emit light pulses having a wavelength of about 248 nm; wherein the KrF Excimer laser is configured to emit nanosecond light pulses; and wherein the spherically scattering sphere comprises a hollow fused silica filled with solid fused silica spheres. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Publication number: 20160121008
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sterilization are disclosed, including placing one or more UV light sources located substantially at one or more foci of a substantially ellipsoidal reflecting surface coated enclosure; and generating UV radiation from the one or more UV light sources to sanitize one or more objects positioned between the foci of the substantially ellipsoidal reflecting surface coated enclosure; wherein the one or more UV light sources comprises a beam from a KrF Excimer laser being scattered by a spherically scattering sphere; wherein the KrF Excimer laser is configured to emit light pulses having a wavelength of about 248 nm.; wherein the KrF Excimer laser is configured to emit nanosecond light pulses; and wherein the spherically scattering sphere comprises a hollow fused silicon sphere filled with solid fused silicon spheres. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Patent number: 8403918
    Abstract: An economical computer-controlled non-invasive laser apparatus and method to perform anterior segment surgery in an eye are disclosed. The laser source may include a pumping laser, a Nd:YAG laser cavity gain media, a stimulated Raman converter crystal, intracavity beam diameter-reducing optics, and an intracavity Q-switching crystal. The laser pulses have a selected wavelength for anterior segment surgery. A laser pulse delivery and treatment control mechanism and method for the practicing surgeon are also provided. The laser pulses and delivery system may be used in anterior segment surgery for cataracts, where the laser pulses may be used to form the capsulotomy, to form the corneal incision or to disintegrate contents of the capsule before removal. The laser and delivery system may also the used to treat a capsule and lens for correcting or preventing presbyopia and to treat a cornea to correct visual deficiencies in an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: John Taboada, John M. Taboada, David C. Brown
  • Publication number: 20110245814
    Abstract: An economical computer-controlled non-invasive laser apparatus and method to perform anterior segment surgery in an eye are disclosed. The laser source may include a pumping laser, a Nd:YAG laser cavity gain media, a stimulated Raman converter crystal, intracavity beam diameter-reducing optics, and an intracavity Q-switching crystal. The laser pulses have a selected wavelength for anterior segment surgery. A laser pulse delivery and treatment control mechanism and method for the practicing surgeon are also provided. The laser pulses and delivery system may be used in anterior segment surgery for cataracts, where the laser pulses may be used to form the capsulotomy, to form the corneal incision or to disintegrate contents of the capsule before removal. The laser and delivery system may also the used to treat a capsule and lens for correcting or preventing presbyopia and to treat a cornea to correct visual deficiencies in an eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: John Taboada, John M. Taboada, David C. Brown
  • Patent number: 7215855
    Abstract: A cone-of-light projection system projects a shell of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation) using a fiber-optic bundle. Incidence optics directs a laser beam to be incident to the fiber-optic bundle at a predetermined angle of incidence, resulting in the projection of a conical shell of light. For the exemplary embodiment, the angle of incidence is non-orthogonal to the fiber-optic bundle, resulting in the projection of a conical shell of light. Thus, the laser projection technique converts a beam of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation such as UV, visible, IR or microwave radiation) into a conically extending shell of light that in the exemplary embodiment is substantially conical. In one application, the laser projection technique can be used in industrial applications to assist in joining a cylindrical element to another surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventors: John Martin Taboada, John Taboada
  • Patent number: 7170695
    Abstract: A highly versatile optical mount fabricated from a single solid structural body provides accurately centered secured fixturing of a large array of optical components or objects. Fixturing is provided by a unique screw-tensioned strapping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Martin Taboada
  • Patent number: 7164828
    Abstract: A ribbon-of-light projection system projects a substantially uniform ribbon of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation) using a fiber-optic bundle, plano-mirrors, and a plano-cylindrical lens. Incidence optics directs a laser beam to be incident to the fiber-optic bundle at a predetermined angle of incidence, resulting in the projection of a sheet of light. The sheet of light is then projected towards the cylindrical lens where it is collimated into a ribbon. For the exemplary embodiment, the angle of incidence is orthogonal to the fiber-optic bundle. Thus, the laser projection system converts a beam of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation such as UV, visible, IR or microwave radiation) into a collimated ribbon of light that in the exemplary embodiment is substantially uniform. In one application, the laser projection technique can be used in industrial applications to monitor the flow of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventors: John Martin Taboada, John Taboada
  • Publication number: 20060196299
    Abstract: A computer or remote controlled end effector articulating mechanism provides accurate and independent seven axis actuation of an operator such as a tool, platform, sensor, biological specimen or other object such as a workpiece. The object(s) or operator(s) may be mounted on end effector element 7 which is linearly translated 9 along axis 5 and rotated 2 about the same axis by conventional computer or remotely controlled linear actuator and rotator mounted on or within element 11. Element 11 is in turn linked to a further mechanism comprised of pivot axes 13, 15, 21, 23, 25, 45 and 47 connected to linkage elements 17, 19, 22 and 43. These linkages are connected to a rotatable axle 29. Orthogonal rotary motion is imparted to these linkages by mechanism 30 comprised of 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 51, 53, 55, 57, and 59.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Taboada
  • Publication number: 20060165357
    Abstract: A ribbon-of-light projection system projects a substantially uniform ribbon of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation) using a fiber-optic bundle, piano-mirrors, and a piano-cylindrical lens. Incidence optics directs a laser beam to be incident to the fiber-optic bundle at a predetermined angle of incidence, resulting in the projection of a sheet of light. The sheet of light is then projected towards the cylindrical lens where it is collimated into a ribbon. For the exemplary embodiment, the angle of incidence is orthogonal to the fiber-optic bundle. Thus, the laser projection system converts a beam of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation such as UV, visible, IR or microwave radiation) into a collimated ribbon of light that in the exemplary embodiment is substantially uniform. In one application, the laser projection technique can be used in industrial applications to monitor the flow of fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Taboada
  • Publication number: 20060165356
    Abstract: A cone-of-light projection system projects a shell of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation) using a fiber-optic bundle. Incidence optics directs a laser beam to be incident to the fiber-optic bundle at a predetermined angle of incidence, resulting in the projection of a conical shell of light. For the exemplary embodiment, the angle of incidence is non-orthogonal to the fiber-optic bundle, resulting in the projection of a conical shell of light. Thus, the laser projection technique converts a beam of laser light (or other electromagnetic radiation such as UV, visible, IR or microwave radiation) into a conically extending shell of light that in the exemplary embodiment is substantially conical. In one application, the laser projection technique can be used in industrial applications to assist in joining a cylindrical element to another surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Taboada
  • Publication number: 20060164737
    Abstract: A highly versatile optical mount fabricated from a single solid structural body provides accurately centered secured fixturing of a large array of optical components or objects. Fixturing is provided by a unique screw-tensioned strapping mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2005
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: John Taboada, John Taboada
  • Publication number: 20050278964
    Abstract: The laser targeting system of the present invention eliminates the problem of parallax between the arrow's path and the archer's line of sight. An embodiment is a laser integrated into an arrow such that the beam is projected down the axis of the arrow. Another embodiment is an arrow rest with an integrated laser, which can have an angular adjustment. By having the laser extend the axis of the arrow to the target, the laser spot produced on the target accurately represents where the arrow will hit once released, and eliminates the parallax angle between the archer's line of sight and the arrow's path. The present invention also provides a means for using a single laser beam to project a diffractive pattern onto a target, such as several spots or crosshairs. For advanced visibility of the laser spot, an optical filter or infrared vision optical sensors can be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 22, 2005
    Inventors: Stuart Minica, John Taboada