Patents by Inventor Moises A. Valle

Moises A. Valle 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: 10722346
    Abstract: A shuttle, vial and injector are provided for storing and presenting an IOL to a patient. The shuttle includes operably engaged shuttle plates having a set of confronting surfaces that flex about a flexure interface between a storage configuration, with at least an optic of an IOL in a nominal state and a loading configuration, with at least an optic of an IOL in a deformed state. The vial engages the shuttle and maintains the shuttle in the storage configuration. The injector receives the shuttle from the vial and includes surfaces for flexing the portions of the shuttle plates to the loading configuration upon engagement with the injector, wherein the shuttle plates impart a predetermined curvature to at least a portion of the IOL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Moises A. Valle, Madhu S. Ayyagari, Sr., Sushant P. Muchhala, Sanjeev Bakshi
  • Patent number: 10555832
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20190298512
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector is configured for single hand operation and employs a compressed gas to provide a motive force to present an IOL to a surgical site. The IOL injector includes a mechanical brake coupled to a plunger to preclude translation of an IOL absent operator input. The mechanical brake provides for selectively varying the speed and translation of the plunger, and hence IOL during presentation of the IOL to a patient. The IOL injector can also include at least a first stop, which halts movement of the plunger at a predetermined position. The at least first stop is then moved to a passing position, thereby allowing further operator controlled translation of the plunger to present the IOL to the surgical site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Sushant P. Muchhala, Moises A. Valle, Madhu S. Ayyagari, Sanjeev Bakshi, Jeffrey C. Smith, Andrew J. Scherer, JR., Mark E. Mossberg
  • Publication number: 20190083237
    Abstract: A shuttle, vial and injector are provided for storing and presenting an IOL to a patient. The shuttle includes operably engaged shuttle plates having a set of confronting surfaces that flex about a flexure interface between a storage configuration, with at least an optic of an IOL in a nominal state and a loading configuration, with at least an optic of an IOL in a deformed state. The vial engages the shuttle and maintains the shuttle in the storage configuration. The injector receives the shuttle from the vial and includes surfaces for flexing the portions of the shuttle plates to the loading configuration upon engagement with the injector, wherein the shuttle plates impart a predetermined curvature to at least a portion of the IOL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Moises A. Valle, Madhu S. Ayyagari, Sr., Sushant P. Muchhala, Sanjeev Bakshi
  • Patent number: 9931242
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20170340480
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9237947
    Abstract: A method of loading an IOL having an optic and a leading haptic into a cartridge, comprising folding the leading haptic radially inward relative to the optic as the IOL moves into a lumen of the cartridge, by using a proximal end feature of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventor: Moises A. Valle
  • Patent number: 9155615
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (“IOL”) cartridge includes an upper wall and a lower wall, together defining a lumen for receiving an IOL. The proximal end of the cartridge has an open slot cut into and through the entire thickness of the upper wall so to allow the leading haptic of the IOL to extend above the upper wall. The cartridge includes a proximal-end feature to facilitate folding of the leading haptic radially inward relative to the optic as the IOL moves into the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Moises Valle, Nathan Belcher, Sushant Muchhala, Will Seo, Madhu Ayyagari
  • Publication number: 20140303636
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) cartridge, comprising a lumen wall having a distal end and a proximal end, and defining a rigid lumen portion having a longitudinal axis extending therethrough, the lumen wall having a first ridge segment disposed on an inner surface thereof and extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis, a first wing coupled to the lumen wall at the proximal end and having a first ridge portion extending therefrom, and a second wing coupled to the lumen wall at the proximal end and having a second ridge portion extending therefrom, the first wing is coupled to the second wing by a hinge. When the first wing and the second wing are moved to a closed position to form a second lumen portion, the first ridge portion and the second ridge portion form a second ridge segment, the first ridge segment and the second ridge segment align in the direction of the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Moises A. Valle
  • Patent number: 8740848
    Abstract: A device for dispensing fluid to a patient enabling either or both of a continuous flow, as well as successive, large-volume boluses. A first reservoir provides a source of fluid under pressure. A bolus flow path provides for the delivery of a bolus dose of fluid and an optional continuous flow path provides a continuous flow rate of fluid. Both flow paths are in fluid communication with the source of fluid. A bolus delivery system in fluid communication with the bolus flow path receives fluid from the first reservoir, expands to pressurize fluid, stores the pressurized fluid, and dispenses the pressurized fluid while avoiding bolus refill until enabled to expand in a subsequent delivery cycle. An actuator releases fluid from the bolus delivery system such that when actuated by the patient, fluid is permitted to flow out of the bolus reservoir to the patient without further action by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Moises Valle, Giuseppe Sacca
  • Publication number: 20140135783
    Abstract: A method of loading an IOL having an optic and a leading haptic into a cartridge, comprising folding the leading haptic radially inward relative to the optic as the IOL moves into a lumen of the cartridge, by using a proximal end feature of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Moises A. Valle
  • Publication number: 20140135782
    Abstract: An IOL injector cartridge, comprising an upper wall, a lower wall, the upper wall and the lower wall combining to define a lumen that extends from a proximal end to a distal end, a slot extending through the entire thickness of the upper wall and extending from the proximal end and having a slot distal end formed by the upper wall, an edge of the upper wall that, at least partially defines the slot, having a convex curvature, the curvature occurring along the thickness of the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Moises Valle, Nathan Belcher, Sushant Muchhala, Will Seo, Madhu Ayyagari
  • Publication number: 20140074107
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Patent number: 8308688
    Abstract: A patient controlled liquid drug administration device is provided that enables either or both of a continuous flow of a liquid drug, as well as successive, large-volume boluses thereof, to be self-administered to and by a patient while avoiding bolus refill during bolus delivery or after bolus delivery but before an intake stroke of the pump occurs. The device includes an elongated housing having an axial cavity extending through it with a reciprocating pump mounted at a bottom end thereof. The pump defines a closed internal reservoir and includes a first wall, or seat, that is fixed in the cavity, and a second, flexible wall that is axially movable in the cavity in relation to the fixed wall between reservoir-full and reservoir-empty positions. The pump includes an inlet port that is connectable to a source of a pressurized liquid drug by an inlet conduit, and an outlet port subcutaneously connectable to the patient by an outlet conduit, both conduits extending out the bottom end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc
    Inventors: Moises Valle, Giuseppe Sacca
  • Publication number: 20120157918
    Abstract: A patient controlled liquid drug administration device is provided that enables either or both of a continuous flow of a liquid drug, as well as successive, large-volume boluses thereof, to be self-administered to and by a patient while avoiding bolus refill during bolus delivery or after bolus delivery but before an intake stroke of the pump occurs. The device includes an elongated housing having an axial cavity extending through it with a reciprocating pump mounted at a bottom end thereof. The pump defines a closed internal reservoir and includes a first wall, or seat, that is fixed in the cavity, and a second, flexible wall that is axially movable in the cavity in relation to the fixed wall between reservoir-full and reservoir-empty positions. The pump includes an inlet port that is connectable to a source of a pressurized liquid drug by an inlet conduit, and an outlet port subcutaneously connectable to the patient by an outlet conduit, both conduits extending out the bottom end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Moises Valle, Giuseppe Sacca
  • Publication number: 20060184166
    Abstract: An apparatus that is used to perform a medical procedure on a cornea. The apparatus may include a ring that can be placed on a cornea and a probe that can deliver energy to denature corneal tissue. The probe can be moved about the ring and cornea by a first actuator. A second actuator may move the probe into contact with the cornea to deliver energy and denature tissue. The process of moving the probe and delivering energy can be repeated to create a circular pattern of denatured areas. The circular pattern of denatured areas may correct for hyperopia. The actuators may be controlled by a controller that operates in accordance with a program to move the probe and create the circular pattern of denatured areas in an automated process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Moises Valle, Steve Khalaj, Larry Hood, Dorin Panescu
  • Publication number: 20050273092
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating superficial skin conditions with radio frequency energy. The apparatus includes a probe that is coupled to a radio frequency console. The probe has at least one tip that can be inserted into skin tissue. Radio frequency energy can be delivered to the skin tissue through the tip. The radio frequency energy denatures tissue to cause tissue shrinkage. The tissue shrinkage can reduce or remove wrinkles, or reduce or eliminate the visual appearance of blood carrying tissue such as facial spider veins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2004
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Inventors: Antonio G., Steve Khalaj, Moises Valle
  • Patent number: 5961370
    Abstract: A method of processing a soft or foldable lens includes a step of tumbling (grinding) the lens in a tumbling medium. The tumbling medium includes a mixture of glass beads coated with an abrasive material, alcohol and water. This process applies to single piece and multipiece soft lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1999
    Assignee: Chiron Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Moises A. Valle, Akira Yamada, Robert James Kellar
  • Patent number: 5725811
    Abstract: A process of removing flash from a molded intraocular lens includes a step of tumbling the lens body in a tumbling media. The tumbling media includes a mixture of 0.5 mm diameter glass beads and 1.0 mm diameter glass beads, alcohol and water. This process applies to single piece and multipiece IOLs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Assignee: Chiron Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Tien Phuc Nguyen, Michael W. Orchowski, Moises A. Valle
  • Patent number: 5649988
    Abstract: A process of removing flash from a molded silicone intraocular lens includes a step of tumbling (grinding) the lens body in a tumbling media. The tumbling media includes conditioned 0.5 mm diameter glass beads or a mixture of 0.5 mm and 0.3 mm diameter glass beads, alcohol and water. This process applies to single piece and multipiece silicone IOLs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 22, 1997
    Assignee: Chiron Vision Corporation
    Inventors: Moises A. Valle, Karl Lehner