Patents by Inventor Paul A. Glazer

Paul A. Glazer 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: 20190321163
    Abstract: A device and method for forming an adaptive optic in the capsule of a human eye is disclosed, comprising a capsular interface enclosing an optically acceptable medium. The device establishes a physiologic range of optical power in response to a range of ciliary contractile states. The preferred bi-phasic medium of the device is comprised of a solid three dimensional polymeric network suspended in a liquid aqueous phase and bonded to a capsular interface. The polymeric network provides shape to the capsular interface, optical power, and a physiologic response to the suspensory ligament. The three dimensional network of the bi-phasic medium mimics the stacked fiber configuration and elasticity of a natural lens. An alternative embodiment utilizing a single phase medium is also disclosed with associated structural features provided in the capsular interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Liane Clamen, Paul Glazer, Michael T. Milbocker
  • Publication number: 20190228007
    Abstract: An interactive vehicle information map system is disclosed in which, in various embodiments, geographical, geospatial, vehicle, and other types of data, geodata, objects, features, and/or metadata are efficiently presented to a user on an interactive map interface. In an embodiment, the user may search vehicle-related data via the interactive map by providing search criteria including, for example, information regarding a geographic area, a time period, a vehicle, a vehicle owner, and/or a license plate number, among other items. The map system may provide search results including a list of vehicles that match the search criteria, vehicle information, and/or points on the interactive map that indicate license-plate recognition read locations, among other information. In an embodiment, the user may view detailed information associated with particular vehicles including, for example, captured images, vehicle-owner data, event history, and the like. Further, the user may export data and/or create search alerts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mitchell Beard, Michael Glazer, Robin Lim, Sina Iman, Mark Basoa, Tristan Huber, Paul Ryan, Youssef Moussaoui, Bonnie McLindon, Nick White, Alexander Vasilyev, Mark Lundquist
  • Publication number: 20190133647
    Abstract: An instrument for spinal procedures is a vertebral endplate spreader device having a vertebral endplate spreader and a driver handle. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a linkage with a drive sprocket operatively connected for rotation relative thereto and with a secondary sprocket. The secondary sprocket is operatively connected for rotation relative to the linkage. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a belt operatively connected to the drive sprocket and the secondary sprocket to be driven about a belt axis. The driver handle has a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end is operatively connected to the drive sprocket to actuate rotation of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Glazer
  • Patent number: 10278810
    Abstract: A device and method for forming an adaptive optic in the capsule of a human eye is disclosed, comprising a capsular interface enclosing an optically acceptable medium. The device establishes a physiologic range of optical power in response to a range of ciliary contractile states. The preferred bi-phasic medium of the device is comprised of a solid three dimensional polymeric network suspended in a liquid aqueous phase and bonded to a capsular interface. The polymeric network provides shape to the capsular interface, optical power, and a physiologic response to the suspensory ligament. The three dimensional network of the bi-phasic medium mimics the stacked fiber configuration and elasticity of a natural lens. An alternative embodiment utilizing a single phase medium is also disclosed with associated structural features provided in the capsular interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OJO, LLC
    Inventors: Liane Clamen, Paul Glazer, Michael T. Milbocker
  • Patent number: 10166048
    Abstract: An instrument for spinal procedures is a vertebral endplate spreader device having a vertebral endplate spreader and a driver handle. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a linkage with a drive sprocket operatively connected for rotation relative thereto and with a secondary sprocket. The secondary sprocket is operatively connected for rotation relative to the linkage. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a belt operatively connected to the drive sprocket and the secondary sprocket to be driven about a belt axis. The driver handle has a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end is operatively connected to the drive sprocket to actuate rotation of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Tenzin LLC
    Inventor: Paul Glazer
  • Publication number: 20180308218
    Abstract: A method and system for creating non-parallax panoramic images from a plurality of individual images, in real-time is provided. Specifically, the present invention provides a system and method configured to combine individual overlapping medical images into a single undistorted panoramic image in real-time. In particular, the present invention provides a system and method for combining individual x-ray images into a single clinical panoramic image for use with a G-arm device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Changguo Ji, Paul Glazer, Xingbai He, William Wong
  • Patent number: 9597199
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant system includes an implant configured and adapted for orthopedic applications. The implant defines a bore therethrough having a bore entrance defined along a first axis and a bore exit defining a second axis that is angled with respect to the first axis to facilitate implantation of the implant. A flexible screw is mounted in the bore of the implant. The screw includes a head at one end configured to receive a driver tool for turning the screw within the implant, and a screw tip at an opposite end from the head configured for engaging bone. A portion of the screw between the tip and the head is flexible to allow bending of the screw while passing into the bore of the implant along the first axis and out of the bore of the implant along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Publication number: 20170071639
    Abstract: An instrument for spinal procedures is a vertebral endplate spreader device having a vertebral endplate spreader and a driver handle. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a linkage with a drive sprocket operatively connected for rotation relative thereto and with a secondary sprocket. The secondary sprocket is operatively connected for rotation relative to the linkage. The vertebral endplate spreader includes a belt operatively connected to the drive sprocket and the secondary sprocket to be driven about a belt axis. The driver handle has a distal end and a proximal end. The distal end is operatively connected to the drive sprocket to actuate rotation of the belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Glazer
  • Publication number: 20170056206
    Abstract: A device, e.g. a medical device, includes an energy absorbing polymeric compound. An orthopedic implant system includes an implant configured and adapted for implantation in orthopedic applications. An insertion tool is operatively connected to the implant during insertion of the implant. A hammer includes a layer of gel on a distal facing side configured to engage with the insertion tool during insertion of the implant to attenuate impact forces and protect the implant from damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Publication number: 20160256077
    Abstract: A device for orthopedic measurements includes a main housing, a center member, a measurement indicator, and a flexible member. The main housing has a proximal end with a top opening and a distal end with a side opening, and defines a longitudinal axis and includes a main housing cavity. The center member is disposed along the longitudinal axis within the main housing cavity. The measurement indicator is operatively connected to the center member, and is configured and adapted to display a measurement of a distance. The flexible member is threaded through the main housing cavity, and includes a first end and an opposed second end with an eyelet disposed proximate the side opening of the main housing. The eyelet is configured to be drawn away from the main housing, extending the flexible member outward with respect to the side opening to display a measurement on the measurement indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Paul A. Glazer, David Ray, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 9226780
    Abstract: A device for applying a medical element has a housing defining a longitudinal axis with a channel disposed therethrough. The housing has a proximal and a distal opening. The device also has at least one sensing device positioned adjacent to the distal opening. The device also has a signaling device disposed adjacent the housing. The at least one sensing device interogates a bone location for one or more variables of the bone location as the device is moved over the bone location. The at least one sensing devices outputs a signal to the device and the signaling device signals an identification of a homogenous bone region. The medical element is applied to the homogenous bone location coaxially from the proximal opening through the channel and through the distal opening without removal of the device from the homogenous bone region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Publication number: 20150265418
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant system includes an implant configured and adapted for orthopedic applications. The implant defines a bore therethrough having a bore entrance defined along a first axis and a bore exit defining a second axis that is angled with respect to the first axis to facilitate implantation of the implant. A flexible screw is mounted in the bore of the implant. The screw includes a head at one end configured to receive a driver tool for turning the screw within the implant, and a screw tip at an opposite end from the head configured for engaging bone. A portion of the screw between the tip and the head is flexible to allow bending of the screw while passing into the bore of the implant along the first axis and out of the bore of the implant along the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Publication number: 20150164494
    Abstract: An instrument includes a distraction mechanism having a proximal end and an opposed distal end. The distal end includes opposed first and second end members. A first vertebral endplate spreader includes a proximal spreader section mounted to the first end member of the distraction mechanism. The first spreader also includes a distal spreader section operatively connected to the proximal spreader section for lateral movement relative to the proximal spreader section. A second vertebral endplate spreader is mounted to the second end member of the distraction mechanism. The distraction mechanism is configured and adapted to distract the spreaders apart and to retract the spreaders together along a distraction axis. The distal spreader section of the first spreader is configured to move relative to the second spreader in a lateral direction relative to the distraction axis for correction of vertebral alignment, as in treatment of spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Glazer
  • Patent number: 8979930
    Abstract: An orthopedic implant system includes an implant configured and adapted for orthopedic applications. The implant defines a bore therethrough having a bore entrance defined along a first axis and a bore exit defining a second axis that is angled with respect to the first axis to facilitate implantation of the implant. A flexible screw is mounted in the bore of the implant. The screw includes a head at one end configured to receive a driver tool for turning the screw within the implant, and a screw tip at an opposite end from the head configured for engaging bone. A portion of the screw between the tip and the head is flexible to allow bending of the screw while passing into the bore of the implant along the first axis and out of the bore of the implant along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Patent number: 8936599
    Abstract: An instrument includes a distraction mechanism having a proximal end and an opposed distal end. The distal end includes opposed first and second end members. A first vertebral endplate spreader includes a proximal spreader section mounted to the first end member of the distraction mechanism. The first spreader also includes a distal spreader section operatively connected to the proximal spreader section for lateral movement relative to the proximal spreader section. A second vertebral endplate spreader is mounted to the second end member of the distraction mechanism. The distraction mechanism is configured and adapted to distract the spreaders apart and to retract the spreaders together along a distraction axis. The distal spreader section of the first spreader is configured to move relative to the second spreader in a lateral direction relative to the distraction axis for correction of vertebral alignment, as in treatment of spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Tenzin LLC
    Inventor: Paul Glazer
  • Publication number: 20140200586
    Abstract: A device for applying a medical element has a housing defining a longitudinal axis with a channel disposed therethrough. The housing has a proximal and a distal opening. The device also has at least one sensing device positioned adjacent to the distal opening. The device also has a signaling device disposed adjacent the housing. The at least one sensing device interogates a bone location for one or more variables of the bone location as the device is moved over the bone location. The at least one sensing devices outputs a signal to the device and the signaling device signals an identification of a homogenous bone region. The medical element is applied to the homogenous bone location coaxially from the proximal opening through the channel and through the distal opening without removal of the device from the homogenous bone region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Patent number: 8709084
    Abstract: A spinal disc implant delivery device includes a blocking component having opposed distal and proximal ends. The proximal end of the blocking component includes an anchor member configured and adapted for movement between an undeployed position in which the anchor member can pass into and out of an opening in a disc annulus, and a deployed position in which the anchor member anchors the blocking component to the opening of the disc annulus. In the deployed position, the anchor member is configured to prevent extrusion of implant material from the opening of the disc annuls. An implant delivery needle is located radially within the blocking component and has opposed proximal and distal ends. The needle is configured to deliver implant material from the distal end thereof to an interior of a disc annulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Paul A. Glazer, Lawrence Crainich
  • Patent number: 8685051
    Abstract: An Anterior Capsule Remover (“ACR”) device allows an ophthalmologist to safely and efficiently remove an anterior portion of the lens capsule at the beginning of cataract surgery. The device allows the surgeon to safely, efficiently and consistently create a circular central opening of a predetermined diameter in the top of the lens capsule. An exemplary anterior capsule remover apparatus includes a handle and a distal shaft that holds a blade or cutter. One or more o-rings attached to a thumbwheel and to the blade allow the surgeon to easily create a circular, central opening in the anterior capsule of predetermined diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ojo, LLC
    Inventors: Liane Clamen Glazer, Paul Glazer, Lawrence Crainich, Drew Pickering, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8656924
    Abstract: The subject devices and methods retain surgical instruments and sterile portions of any accompanying cables within sterile surgical fields. One such surgical device includes a surgical instrument for performing surgical procedures within a sterile field. A cable is attached to the surgical instrument for connecting the surgical instrument located within the sterile field to support equipment located outside the sterile field. A self-retracting coil is operatively connected to the surgical instrument. The self-retracting coil is adapted and configured to be anchored within the sterile field to ensure that the surgical instrument and the sterile portion of the cable remain within the sterile field during performance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Tenzin, LLC
    Inventor: Paul A. Glazer
  • Publication number: 20140012387
    Abstract: A spacer device for spinal fixation, such as in corpectomies and discectomies, includes a core and two end plates mounted to the core. One end plate is mounted to each respective end of the core. The core can be configured and adapted to be adjustable to allow for contraction and/or distraction of the end plates. The end plates can include apertures therethrough to facilitate osseointegration of the spacer device within a patient's spine. The angle of the endplates can each be adjusted with respect to the core of the spacer device, for example to accommodate lordosis. A containment mesh is included around the spacer device, wrapping circumferentially around the end plates, and spanning from end plate to end plate. The containment mesh defines a containment volume between the end plates for containing bone replacement materials such as allograft or man-made materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Paul Glazer, Joseph Ting