Patents by Inventor Marcel Suter

Marcel Suter 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: 20240160027
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device (1) for enhancing the resolution of an image or for reducing speckle noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2024
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: OPTOTUNE AG
    Inventors: Manuel ASCHWANDEN, Marcel SUTER, Stephan SMOLKA, Roman PATSCHEIDER, David Andreas NIEDERER
  • Patent number: 11880044
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device (1) for enhancing the resolution of an image or for reducing speckle noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Manuel Aschwanden, Marcel Suter, Stephan Smolka, Roman Patscheider, David Andreas Niederer
  • Publication number: 20210318548
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device (1) for enhancing the resolution of an image or for reducing speckle noise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Applicant: OPTOTUNE AG
    Inventors: Manuel ASCHWANDEN, Marcel SUTER, Stephan SMOLKA, Roman PATSCHEIDER, David Andreas NIEDERER
  • Patent number: 10845570
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device (1) for enhancing the resolution of an image, comprising: a transparent plate member (10) configured for refracting a light beam (20) passing through the plate member (10), which light beam (20) projects an image comprised of rows and columns of pixels (40), a carrier (50) to which said transparent plate member (10) is rigidly mounted, wherein the carrier (50) is configured to be tilted between a first and a second position about a first axis (A), such that the plate member (10) is tilted between the first and the second position about the first axis (A), whereby said projected image (30) is shifted by a fraction (?P) of a pixel, particularly by a half of a pixel, along a first direction (x), and an actuator means (60) that is configured to tilt the carrier (50) and therewith the plate member (10) between the first and the second position about the first axis (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OPTOTUNE AG
    Inventors: Manuel Aschwanden, David Niederer, Mark Ventura, Marcel Suter, David Stadler, Stephan Smolka, Roman Patscheider, Markus Geissner
  • Patent number: 10802297
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lens (1) for vision correction, wherein the lens (1) is particularly configured to be placed directly on the surface of an eye (2) of a person, wherein the lens (1) further comprises: a transparent base element (10) having a back side (12), and a front side (11) facing away from the back side (12), a transparent and elastically expandable membrane (20) connected to said base element (10), wherein said membrane (20) comprises a back side (22) that faces said front side (11) of the base element (10), a ring member (30) connected to said back side (22) of the membrane (20) so that the ring member (30) defines a curvature-adjustable area (23) of the membrane (20), and wherein the lens (1) comprises a lens volume (41) adjacent said curvature-adjustable area (23) of the membrane (20), which lens volume (41) is delimited by the ring member (30), and wherein the lens (1) comprises a reservoir volume (42) arranged in a boundary region (24) of the lens (1), wherein said two volumes (41, 42) a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: OPTOTUNE AG
    Inventors: Alexandre Larmagnac, Matthias Walser, Manuel Aschwanden, Marcel Suter, David Niederer, Anja Stobbe-Kreemers, Stephan Smolka, Roman Patscheider, Jochen Hotzel
  • Publication number: 20190278102
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device (1) (e.g. for enhancing the resolution of an image), comprising: a transparent plate member (55) configured for refracting a light beam (L) passing through the plate member (55), which light beam (L) projects an image comprised of rows and columns of pixels (40), and a carrier (30) to which said transparent plate member (55) is rigidly mounted, wherein the carrier (30) is configured to be moved between a first and a second state, whereby said projected image (30) is shifted by a fraction (?P) of a pixel, particularly by a half of a pixel, along a first direction (x). According to the invention, the carrier (30) is configured to be multistable (e.g. bistable or tristable), wherein said first and said second state are stable states of the multistable (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: OPTOTUNE AG
    Inventors: Marcel SUTER, Manuel ASCHWANDEN, David NIEDERER, Damian SCHNEIDER, Matthias WALSER, Roman PATSCHEIDER, Stephan SMOLKA
  • Patent number: 10254559
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device for reducing speckle noise of laser light having a first optical element extending along an extension plane, and an actuator designed for moving the first optical element along the extension plane. The actuator is formed as a reluctance actuator that is designed to exert a reluctance force on the first optical element to move the first optical element along the extension plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Optotune AG
    Inventors: David Niederer, Marcel Suter, Manuel Aschwanden, Selina Casutt, Damian Schneider
  • Publication number: 20180217402
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lens (1) for vision correction, wherein the lens (1) is particularly configured to be placed directly on the surface of an eye (2) of a person, wherein the lens (1) further comprises: a transparent base element (10) having a back side (12), and a front side (11) facing away from the back side (12), a transparent and elastically expandable membrane (20) connected to said base element (10), wherein said membrane (20) comprises a back side (22) that faces said front side (11) of the base element (10), a ring member (30) connected to said back side (22) of the membrane (20) so that the ring member (30) defines a curvature-adjustable area (23) of the membrane (20), and wherein the lens (1) comprises a lens volume (41) adjacent said curvature-adjustable area (23) of the membrane (20), which lens volume (41) is delimited by the ring member (30), and wherein the lens (1) comprises a reservoir volume (42) arranged in a boundary region (24) of the lens (1), wherein said two volumes (41, 42) a
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Applicant: OPTOTUNE AG
    Inventors: Alexandre LARMAGNAC, Matthias WALSER, Manuel ASCHWANDEN, Marcel SUTER, David NIEDERER, Anja STOBBE-KREEMERS, Stephan SMOLKA, Roman PATSCHEIDER, Jochen HOTZEL
  • Publication number: 20180129072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lens (1) for vision correction, wherein the lens (1) is configured to be placed directly on the surface of an eye (2) of a person or to be implanted into an eye (2) of a person, and wherein the lens (1) further comprises: a transparent base element (10) having a back side (12) and a front side (11) facing away from the back side (12), a transparent and elastically expandable membrane (20) connected to said base element (10), wherein said membrane (20) comprises a back side (22) that faces said front side (11) of the base element (10), a ring member (30) connected to said back side (22) of the membrane (20) so that the ring member (30) defines a curvature-adjustable area (23) of the membrane (20), and wherein the lens (1) comprises a lens volume (41) adjacent said curvature-adjustable area (23) of the membrane (20), which lens volume (41) is delimited by the ring member (30), and wherein the lens (1) comprises a reservoir volume (42) adjacent a boundary area (24) of said membrane (20
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Optotune AG
    Inventors: Manuel ASCHWANDEN, David NIEDERER, Stephan SMOLKA, Chauncey GRATZEL, David STADLER, Roman PATSCHEIDER, Matthias WALSER, Alexandre LARMAGNAC, Marcel SUTER, Thomas SCHMIDHAUSLER
  • Publication number: 20180011285
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device (1) for enhancing the resolution of an image, comprising: a transparent plate member (10) configured for refracting a light beam (20) passing through the plate member (10), which light beam (20) projects an image comprised of rows and columns of pixels (40), a carrier (50) to which said transparent plate member (10) is rigidly mounted, wherein the carrier (50) is configured to be tilted between a first and a second position about a first axis (A), such that the plate member (10) is tilted between the first and the second position about the first axis (A), whereby said projected image (30) is shifted by a fraction (?P) of a pixel, particularly by a half of a pixel, along a first direction (x), and an actuator means (60) that is configured to tilt the carrier (50) and therewith the plate member (10) between the first and the second position about the first axis (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Optotune AG
    Inventors: Manuel ASCHWANDEN, David NIEDERER, Mark VENTURA, Marcel SUTER, David STADLER, Stephan SMOLKA, Roman PATSCHEIDER, Markus GEISSNER
  • Publication number: 20160306183
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device for reducing speckle noise of laser light having a first optical element extending along an extension plane, and an actuator designed for moving the first optical element along the extension plane. The actuator is formed as a reluctance actuator that is designed to exert a reluctance force on the first optical element to move the first optical element along the extension plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: David Niederer, Marcel Suter, Manuel Aschwanden, Selina Casutt, Damian Schneider
  • Patent number: 8088337
    Abstract: The inventive ozone generator comprises at least one tubular external electrode (4), at least one internal electrode (7), wherein each internal electrode consists of a plurality of tubular metal segments (8) which are closed at least partially at each end and externally ceramic-coated, said tubular segments are disposed one behind another, mechanically de-coupled from each other and electrically connected, a rod (11) axially crosses the tubular segments (8) and is provided on the end thereof with means (12, 13) for axially clamping the tubular segments to each other in such a way that an electric contact is formed. Each tubular metal segment (8) is provided at each end thereof with an outwardly convex bottom (8a, 8b) which is embodied substantially in the form of a spherical cap, comprises a central area (18) for electric contact and is provided with a ceramic coating (9) consisting of at least two thin layers (9a, 9b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Ozonia International
    Inventors: Helmut V. Lang, Guido Vezzu, Marcel Suter
  • Publication number: 20080260603
    Abstract: The inventive ozone generator comprises at least one tubular external electrode (4), at least one internal electrode (7), wherein each internal electrode consists of a plurality of tubular metal segments (8) which are closed at least partially at each end and externally ceramic-coated, said tubular segments are disposed one behind another, mechanically de-coupled from each other and electrically connected, a rod (11) axially crosses the tubular segments (8) and is provided on the end thereof with means (12, 13) for axially clamping the tubular segments to each other in such a way that an electric contact is formed. Each tubular metal segment (8) is provided at each end thereof with an outwardly convex bottom (8a, 8b) which is embodied substantially in the form of a spherical cap, comprises a central area (18) for electric contact and is provided with a ceramic coating (9) consisting of at least two thin layers (9a, 9b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: OZONIA INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Helmut V. Lang, Guido Vezzu, Marcel Suter
  • Patent number: 6991108
    Abstract: A device for storing surgical instruments and/or implants, the device including at least one dish-shaped instrument tray (4) and a sealable lid (1) that is located on the top (6) of the tray. Each instrument tray (4) has a base (9) with a preferably rectangular outline and lateral walls (16) that are attached and extend vertically relative to the base (9) from the base underside (7). The instrument trays (4) can be stacked. The lid (1) includes two displaceable closure mechanisms (3) having lower locking elements (12) that are directed towards the underside of the lid (13). In addition, each instrument tray (4) has displaceable locking device (10), with which an instrument tray (4) can be detachably fixed to an instrument tray (4) lying immediately below. The locking device (10) includes upper locking elements (11) that are directed towards the top (6) and lower locking elements (12) that are directed towards the underside (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Mathys Medizinaltechnik AG
    Inventors: Gianni Rorato, Silvin Jancic, Marcel Suter