Patents by Inventor Mark Farley

Mark Farley 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: 10427729
    Abstract: An aerodynamic wrap for use with a tank trailer illustratively includes opposing first and second side assemblies. In an illustrative embodiment, each side assembly includes an upper panel pivotably supported by the tank trailer, and a lower panel pivotably supported by the upper panel. A lower connecting member illustratively couples the lower panels of the first and second side assemblies under the belly of the tank trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tank Trailer Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Holden, Scot McQuilkin, Brian Farley
  • Patent number: 10383766
    Abstract: A pneumatic valve directs pressurized air to and air exhaust from a surgical implement, such as a dual actuation vitreous probe. The pneumatic valve includes an axially symmetric valve body configured to rotate from a first position, in which the pneumatic valve places a first port of the surgical implement in fluid communication with the pressurized air and a second port of the surgical implement in fluid communication with the air exhaust, to a second position, in which the pneumatic valve places the first port in fluid communication with the air exhaust and the second port in fluid communication with the pressurized air, and back to the first position, in one rotational direction. As such, the axially symmetric valve body continuously rotates in one rotational direction to alternate the pressurized air and the air exhaust between the two ports of the surgical implement to drive the dual actuation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Mark Farley
  • Patent number: 10251782
    Abstract: According to one example, an ophthalmic surgical probe for treating an eye of a patient includes a body arranged for grasping by a surgeon and a cutting element extending distally from the body. The cutting element includes a sleeve member and an inner member disposed within the sleeve member, the inner member being movable axially with respect to the sleeve member. The probe also includes an actuating element configured to reciprocally move the inner member relative to the sleeve member. The actuating element includes a first coil secured within the body, a first magnet operatively secured to the inner member, and a second magnet that is not secured to the inner member, the second magnet being positioned and arranged to move in an opposite direction of the first magnet upon application of a voltage to the first coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Mark Farley
  • Patent number: 10238285
    Abstract: A contact lens is placed on a patient's eye during ophthalmic surgery, such as vitreoretinal surgery. The contact lens rests on a cornea of an eye of a patient during the surgery and is supported by a contact lens mounting speculum having multiple degrees of freedom to accommodate small movements of the eye while enabling alignment to an optical axis of the surgical microscope. The contact lens mounting speculum may be used with different patients, speculum blades, contact lenses (direct and indirect), and lens mounting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Mark Farley, Steve Charles
  • Patent number: 10238543
    Abstract: A vitrectomy probe for treating an eye of a patient, the probe including a body arranged for grasping by a surgeon, and a photodisruption element extending from the body. The photodisruption element includes a needle having a main lumen extending from the body, the needle comprising a port at an end, a fiber cannula within the main lumen, the fiber cannula having a fiber lumen, and an optical fiber within the fiber lumen, the optical fiber being mechanically agitatable within the fiber lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Mark Farley
  • Publication number: 20180344528
    Abstract: An example probe multi-spot, multi-fiber, laser probe includes a plurality of optical fibers extending from a proximal end of the laser probe to at least near a distal end of the laser probe, and a cannula having a distal end and surrounding the plurality of optical fibers along at least a portion of the laser probe at or near the distal end of the laser probe. A distal pass-through element is positioned within the cannula and at or near the distal end of the cannula and has a groove and/or channel corresponding to each fiber and through which a respective optical fiber passes, and is formed so as to induce a radial rotation of each of the plurality of optical fibers, relative to a central longitudinal axis of the cannula, as the respective optical fiber passes through the distal pass-through element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Farley
  • Publication number: 20180140189
    Abstract: A contact lens is placed on a patient's eye during ophthalmic surgery, such as vitreoretinal surgery. The contact lens rests on a cornea of an eye of a patient during the surgery and is supported by a contact lens mounting speculum having multiple degrees of freedom to accommodate small movements of the eye while enabling alignment to an optical axis of the surgical microscope. The contact lens mounting speculum may be used with different patients, speculum blades, contact lenses (direct and indirect), and lens mounting positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Farley, Steve Charles
  • Patent number: 9877648
    Abstract: A contact lens is placed on a patient's eye during ophthalmic surgery, such as vitreoretinal surgery. The contact lens rests on a cornea of an eye of a patient during the surgery and is supported by a contact lens mounting speculum having multiple degrees of freedom to accommodate small movements of the eye while enabling alignment to an optical axis of the surgical microscope. The contact lens mounting speculum may be used with different patients, speculum blades, contact lenses (direct and indirect), and lens mounting positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Mark Farley, Steve Charles
  • Patent number: 9693898
    Abstract: A vitrectomy probe includes a hand-graspable body and an outer tube extending from the hand-graspable body. The outer tube includes a closed distal end and a first port sized to receive tissue. The vitrectomy probe also includes an inner tube within the outer tube with a second port that is selectively alignable with a portion of the first port to allow fluid flow and uniquely sized to increase fluid flow. The inner tube includes a distal tip with a cutting edge on each of the distal and proximal sides of the tip. The distal tip has a smaller diameter than that of the inner tube at a proximal side of the second port. The proximal side of the second port includes a guiding surface that slidably bears on an inner surface of the outer tube to prevent the distal tip from excessively protruding from the first port of the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Mark Farley, Brian William McDonell
  • Publication number: 20170079528
    Abstract: A contact lens is placed on a patient's eye during ophthalmic surgery, such as vitreoretinal surgery. The contact lens rests on a cornea of an eye of a patient during the surgery and is supported by a contact lens mounting speculum having multiple degrees of freedom to accommodate small movements of the eye while enabling alignment to an optical axis of the surgical microscope. The contact lens mounting speculum may be used with different patients, speculum blades, contact lenses (direct and indirect), and lens mounting positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Farley, Steve Charles
  • Publication number: 20160296370
    Abstract: A pneumatic valve directs pressurized air to and air exhaust from a surgical implement, such as a dual actuation vitreous probe. The pneumatic valve includes an axially symmetric valve body configured to rotate from a first position, in which the pneumatic valve places a first port of the surgical implement in fluid communication with the pressurized air and a second port of the surgical implement in fluid communication with the air exhaust, to a second position, in which the pneumatic valve places the first port in fluid communication with the air exhaust and the second port in fluid communication with the pressurized air, and back to the first position, in one rotational direction. As such, the axially symmetric valve body continuously rotates in one rotational direction to alternate the pressurized air and the air exhaust between the two ports of the surgical implement to drive the dual actuation operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Farley
  • Publication number: 20160135991
    Abstract: A vitrectomy probe includes a hand-graspable body and an outer tube extending from the hand-graspable body. The outer tube includes a closed distal end and a first port sized to receive tissue. The vitrectomy probe also includes an inner tube within the outer tube with a second port that is selectively alignable with a portion of the first port to allow fluid flow and uniquely sized to increase fluid flow. The inner tube includes a distal tip with a cutting edge on each of the distal and proximal sides of the tip. The distal tip has a smaller diameter than that of the inner tube at a proximal side of the second port. The proximal side of the second port includes a guiding surface that slidably bears on an inner surface of the outer tube to prevent the distal tip from excessively protruding from the first port of the outer tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Farley, Brian William McDonell
  • Publication number: 20160120699
    Abstract: A vitrectomy probe for treating an eye of a patient, the probe including a body arranged for grasping by a surgeon, and a photodisruption element extending from the body. The photodisruption element includes a needle having a main lumen extending from the body, the needle comprising a port at an end, a fiber cannula within the main lumen, the fiber cannula having a fiber lumen, and an optical fiber within the fiber lumen, the optical fiber being mechanically agitatable within the fiber lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Farley
  • Publication number: 20160120697
    Abstract: According to one example, an ophthalmic surgical probe for treating an eye of a patient includes a body arranged for grasping by a surgeon and a cutting element extending distally from the body. The cutting element includes a sleeve member and an inner member disposed within the sleeve member, the inner member being movable axially with respect to the sleeve member. The probe also includes an actuating element configured to reciprocally move the inner member relative to the sleeve member. The actuating element includes a first coil secured within the body, a first magnet operatively secured to the inner member, and a second magnet that is not secured to the inner member, the second magnet being positioned and arranged to move in an opposite direction of the first magnet upon application of a voltage to the first coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Farley
  • Patent number: 9281653
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for shutting down a laser system in an intelligent and flexible manner. An intelligent laser interlock system includes both hardwired components, and intelligent components configured to execute computing instructions. The hardwired components and the intelligent components are configured to shutdown the laser system to one or more alternative shutdown states in response to one or more interlock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Coherent, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Stadler, David Goldman, Mark Farley, Michael Mielke
  • Patent number: 9130344
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, an ultra short pulse system comprises a laser platform which includes an optical source configured to generate an optical pulse, an optical amplifier configured to amplify the optical pulse, and a compressor configured to temporally compress the amplified optical pulse. The ultra short pulse system further comprises monitor circuitry configured to monitor one or more performance aspects of the laser platform. Additionally, the ultra short pulse system may comprise logic configured to control the one or more performance aspects of the laser platform in response to at least the monitored one or more performance aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Raydiance, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Stadler, David Goldman, Mark Farley, Michael M. Mielke
  • Patent number: 8478128
    Abstract: A transceiver module having integrated eye diagram opening functionality for reducing jitter is described. The transceiver module may include a transmitter eye opener and a receiver eye opener integrated in a single circuit. The transceiver module may also include serial control and various other integrated components. Other functionalities that may be integrated on the transceiver module include loopback modes, bypass features, bit error rate testing, and power down modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Lewis B. Aronson, Rudy Hofmeister, Christopher Madden, Mark Farley, Dan Case, Tom Lenosky
  • Publication number: 20120280578
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for shutting down a laser system in an intelligent and flexible manner. An intelligent laser interlock system includes both hardwired components, and intelligent components configured to execute computing instructions. The hardwired components and the intelligent components are configured to shutdown the laser system to one or more alternative shutdown states in response to one or more interlock signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew D. Stadler, David Goldman, Mark Farley, Michael Mielke
  • Patent number: 8232687
    Abstract: The present invention comprises, in various embodiments, systems and methods for shutting down a laser system in an intelligent and flexible manner. An intelligent laser interlock system includes both hardwired components, and intelligent components configured to execute computing instructions. The hardwired components and the intelligent components are configured to shutdown the laser system to one or more alternative shutdown states in response to one or more interlock signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Raydiance, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Stadler, David Goldman, Mark Farley, Michael Mielke
  • Patent number: 8139910
    Abstract: A method of controlling an ultra-short pulse system is described comprising controlling an optical power within the ultra-short pulse system and control-system controlling a width of an optical pulse. In some embodiments, the method also comprises tuning a compressor by controlling a number of passes of the optical pulse through a Bragg grating to control the width of the optical pulse output from the compressor. In other embodiments, the method may comprise tuning a multi-pass stretcher by controlling a number of passes of the optical pulse through a loop of the multi-pass stretcher to control the width of the optical pulse output from the multi-pass stretcher. A method of controlling an ultra-short pulse system may also comprise accessing a control system from a remotely located command station, communicating status information from the control system to the command station, and communicating information from the command station to the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Raydiance, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Stadler, David Goldman, Mark Farley, Michael M. Mielke, Kyungbum Kim, Laurent VaissiƩ, Robert G. Waarts, Michael J. Cumbo