Patents by Inventor Josef F. Bille

Josef F. Bille 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: 20190117452
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 10219948
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 9925621
    Abstract: A system/method allowing intraocular lens (IOL) fabrication using a femtosecond laser is disclosed. The system and method generate a stream of pulses at a rate of at least 1 million pulses per second and a pulse length of 300 femtoseconds or less to sculpt a polymeric material blank (PMB) to form an IOL. The high repetition rate and short pulse length combine to permit IOL fabrication in less than 10 minutes. During this fabrication procedure a lens may be formed within the IOL by incorporating a refractive index shaping (RIS) structure within the IOL. Additionally, IOL haptics may be formed during this IOL formation process. This combination of physical feature generation and RIS structure generation permits per-patient customization of the IOL as it relates to sphere, cylinder, asphericity, multifocality, and/or higher optical aberrations (HOAs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLP
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20170239087
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment system and method providing for a liquid optical interface (LOI) with a patient eye surface (PES) using an elliptical ocular suction ring (OSR) is disclosed. A disposable ocular patient interface (OPI) provides for simultaneous differential vacuum mating of the PES, OSR, OPI, and an optical window retainer (OWR). The PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR form an enclosed volume in which liquid may be interjected to cover the PES during laser treatment. A vacuum suction pump (VSP) provides controlled vacuum to the OPI ensuring proper differential vacuum mating (DVM) between the PES, OSR, OPI, and OWR during laser treatment. The OWR connects to a laser objective bracket (LOB) via an ocular force sensor (OFS) and an optical separator bracket (OSB). The OFS senses applied pressure to the PES and provides data to a computerized control device (CCD) that limits applied pressure to the PES during laser treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Raymond Kenneth Alley, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20160074967
    Abstract: A system/method allowing intraocular lens (IOL) fabrication using a femtosecond laser is disclosed. The system and method generate a stream of pulses at a rate of at least 1 million pulses per second and a pulse length of 300 femtoseconds or less to sculpt a polymeric material blank (PMB) to form an IOL. The high repetition rate and short pulse length combine to permit IOL fabrication in less than 10 minutes. During this fabrication procedure a lens may be formed within the IOL by incorporating a refractive index shaping (RIS) structure within the IOL. Additionally, IOL haptics may be formed during this IOL formation process. This combination of physical feature generation and RIS structure generation permits per-patient customization of the IOL as it relates to sphere, cylinder, asphericity, multifocality, and/or higher optical aberrations (HOAs).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Ruth SAHLER, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 9192292
    Abstract: A lens for placement in a human eye, such as intraocular lens, has at least some of its optical properties formed with a laser. The laser forms modified loci in the lens when the modified loci have a different refractive index than the refractive index of the material before modification. Different patterns of modified loci can provide selected dioptic power, toric adjustment, and/or aspheric adjustment provided. Preferably both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens are planar for ease of placement in the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventor: Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 9186242
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 9107746
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 9023257
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Perfect IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20150112203
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the shape of a cornea of an eye illuminates at least one of the interior surface, the posterior surface, and the interior region of the eye with infrared light of a wavelength that can generate fluorescent light from the portion of the cornea illuminated. The generated fluorescent light is then detected. The step of illuminating can comprise focusing the infrared light in a plurality of different planes substantially perpendicular to the optical axis of the eye. From the detected light it is possible to create a map of at least a portion of the interior surface, at least a portion of the posterior surface, and/or portion of the interior region of the cornea. Clarity of vision can be determined by generating autofluorescence from proteins in the pigment epithelial cells of the retina.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventor: Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20150076723
    Abstract: A lens for placement in a human eye, such as intraocular lens, has at least some of its optical properties formed with a laser. The laser forms modified loci in the lens when the modified loci have a different refractive index than the refractive index of the material before modification. Different patterns of modified loci can provide selected dioptic power, toric adjustment, and/or aspheric adjustment provided. Preferably both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens are planar for ease of placement in the human eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventor: Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 8920690
    Abstract: A lens for placement in a human eye, such as intraocular lens, has at least some of its optical properties formed with a laser. The laser forms modified loci in the lens when the modified loci have a different refractive index than the refractive index of the material before modification. Different patterns of modified loci can provide selected dioptic power, toric adjustment, and/or aspheric adjustment provided. Preferably both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens are planar for ease of placement in the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Perfect IP, LLC
    Inventor: Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20140288644
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20140249516
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20140243443
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20140239524
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: PERFECT IP, LLC
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Patent number: 8740888
    Abstract: A system and method for altering the shape of a lamina of transparent material (e.g. the cornea of an eye), as it is being subjected to a transverse pressure differential, requires a computer controlled laser unit. In accordance with specified input parameters, the computer directs the laser unit to perform LIOB over predetermined surfaces within the lamina. This weakens the material for a desired reshaping of the lamina in response to the pressure differential. With respect to a perpendicular axis that is defined by the lamina, surfaces parallel to the axis (e.g. cylindrical surfaces) are separated from each other by about two hundred microns. For surfaces perpendicular to the axis, the separation is about ten microns. In each instance, the cuts that result from LIOB are only about two microns thick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH
    Inventors: Frieder Loesel, Josef F. Bille, Luis Antonio Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20140135920
    Abstract: A system/method allowing hydrophilicity alteration of a polymeric material (PM) is disclosed. The PM hydrophilicity alteration changes the PM characteristics by decreasing the PM refractive index, increasing the PM electrical conductivity, and increasing the PM weight. The system/method incorporates a laser radiation source that generates tightly focused laser pulses within a three-dimensional portion of the PM to affect these changes in PM properties. The system/method may be applied to the formation of customized intraocular lenses comprising material (PLM) wherein the lens created using the system/method is surgically positioned within the eye of the patient. The implanted lens refractive index may then be optionally altered in situ with laser pulses to change the optical properties of the implanted lens and thus achieve optimal corrected patient vision. This system/method permits numerous in situ modifications of an implanted lens as the patient's vision changes with age.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: AAREN SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Ruth Sahler, Stephen Q. Zhou, Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20140084501
    Abstract: A lens for placement in a human eye, such as intraocular lens, has at least some of its optical properties formed with a laser. The laser forms modified loci in the lens when the modified loci have a different refractive index than the refractive index of the material before modification. Different patterns of modified loci can provide selected dioptic power, toric adjustment, and/or aspheric adjustment provided. Preferably both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the lens are planar for ease of placement in the human eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Josef F. Bille
  • Publication number: 20140058365
    Abstract: A system and method for performing intrastromal ophthalmic laser surgery requires Laser Induced Optical Breakdown (LIOB) of stromal tissue without compromising Bowman's capsule (membrane). In detail, at least one singularly unique, intrastromal compensating incision is made relative to a defined axis of the eye. The location of this compensating incision is specifically selected to counter and minimize the adverse effect on vision that may be caused by a predetermined (e.g. surgically introduced) asymmetrical optical condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Josef F. Bille, Luis Antonio Ruiz