Patents by Inventor Rafael Andino

Rafael Andino 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: 20110245777
    Abstract: A pad or medical article is configured to absorb fluids that are discharged from a catheter assembly and/or medical line. The pad includes a body member that can include a backing layer and an absorbent layer disposed over the backing layer. The absorbent layer can include a groove connecting the proximal end of the layer with a recess formed in a surface of the layer. The groove and recess can be configured to draw fluids that come into contact with the layer to the recess to evenly distribute the liquid throughout the absorbent layer. The medical article can also include a retention member disposed on the body member. The retention member can form a receiving space or channel so as to permit at least a portion of a catheter assembly or medical line to be placed within the receiving space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: Venetec International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Christopher Brooks
  • Publication number: 20070194499
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an ophthalmic device by means of stereolithography. The method comprises the steps of: depositing (i) an essentially solvent-free liquid or melt of a device-forming material, or (ii) a solution of said device-forming material, into a container wherein said device-forming material is crosslinkable or polymerizable by actinic radiation; irradiating said device forming material with one or more activation energy beams to obtain a cured layer of polymerized or crosslinked device-forming material; irradiating said device-forming material with said one or more activation energy beams to obtain a cured layer on top of a previously cured layer; and repeating step (c) to obtain additional cured layers until said ophthalmic device is created integrally, wherein each of cured layers corresponds to a pertinent slice of said ophthalmic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: August 23, 2007
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Robert Meece
  • Publication number: 20070032869
    Abstract: The invention provide a method for applying a coating to an ophthalmic lens or a mold for making the ophthalmic lens or a medical device other than ophthalmic lens. The method comprises spraying at least one layer of a coating liquid onto an ophthalmic lens using a spraying process selected from the group consisting of an air-assisted atomization and dispensing process, an ultrasonic-assisted atomization and dispensing process, a piezoelectric assisted atomization and dispensing process, an electro-mechanical jet printing process, a piezo-electric jet printing process, a piezo-electric with hydrostatic pressure jet printing process, and a thermal jet printing process. The coating can comprise a property/functionality pattern or a color image or combination of both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Publication date: February 8, 2007
    Inventors: Allen Gilliard, Lynn Winterton, Rafael Andino, John Lally
  • Publication number: 20070023942
    Abstract: This invention is related to lenses and the associated processes used to manufacture lenses. In particular, the present invention is related to a process for designing and creating bifocal, multifocal, and single vision ophthalmic lenses by modulating an energy source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Angelika Domschke, Joseph Lindacher, Courtney Morgan
  • Publication number: 20060274262
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for designing and making a customized ophthalmic lens, such as a contact lens or an intraocular lens, capable of correcting high-order aberrations of an eye. The posterior surface of the customized contact lens is designed to accommodate the corneal topography of an eye. The design of the customized ophthalmic lens is evaluated and optimized in an optimizing routine using a computational model eye that reproduces the aberrations and corneal topography of an eye. The present invention also provides a system and method for characterizing the optical metrology of a customized ophthalmic lens that is designed to correct aberrations of an eye. Furthermore, the present invention provides a business model and method for placing an order for a pair of customized ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Courtney Morgan, Joseph Lindacher
  • Publication number: 20060274261
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for designing and making a customized ophthalmic lens, such as a contact lens or an intraocular lens, capable of correcting high-order aberrations of an eye. The posterior surface of the customized contact lens is designed to accommodate the corneal topography of an eye. The design of the customized ophthalmic lens is evaluated and optimized in an optimizing routine using a computational model eye that reproduces the aberrations and corneal topography of an eye. The present invention also provides a system and method for characterizing the optical metrology of a customized ophthalmic lens that is designed to correct aberrations of an eye. Furthermore, the present invention provides a business model and method for placing an order for a pair of customized ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Courtney Morgan, Joseph Lindacher
  • Publication number: 20060274268
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for designing and making a customized ophthalmic lens, such as a contact lens or an intraocular lens, capable of correcting high-order aberrations of an eye. The posterior surface of the customized contact lens is designed to accommodate the corneal topography of an eye. The design of the customized ophthalmic lens is evaluated and optimized in an optimizing routine using a computational model eye that reproduces the aberrations and corneal topography of an eye. The present invention also provides a system and method for characterizing the optical metrology of a customized ophthalmic lens that is designed to correct aberrations of an eye. Furthermore, the present invention provides a business model and method for placing an order for a pair of customized ophthalmic lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 7, 2006
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Courtney Morgan, Joseph Lindacher
  • Publication number: 20060215109
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical zone having a center and a spaced-apart periphery. The optical zone has a first corrective power range in a first region and a second corrective power range in an annular region surrounding the first optical zone. The second corrective power is corrective of spherical aberration of an eye. The optical zone has a power profile that gradually changes from the first corrective power to the second corrective power. A central progressive zone that provides intermediate vision correction may be applied to a central region of the lens. The progressive zone has a diameter that is less than or equal to the diameter of an aperture of a pupil when subjected to bright light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Joseph Lindacher, Courtney Morgan, Rafael Andino
  • Publication number: 20060055884
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method for designing and making a contact lens which comprises stiffening rib features that provide even distribution of pressure from the lens over the cornea of an eye and/or allows the lens structure to maintain balance of forces for consistent and correct lens orientation on an eye during lens translation or eye lid movement. The invention also provides a soft contact lens comprising stiffening rib features that provides localized directional reinforcements to the lens structure to evenly distribute pressure from the lens over the cornea of an eye and/or to maintain balance of forces for consistent and correct lens orientation on an eye during lens translation or eye lid movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Publication date: March 16, 2006
    Inventors: Jason Molinari, Courtney Morgan, Joseph Lindacher, Rafael Andino, S. Fisher, Tracy Snowden, Jian Zhou
  • Publication number: 20060001184
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for lathing at room temperature a silicone hydrogel material, in particular silicone hydrogel material having a high oxygen permeability and made of a polymerizable composition containing a relative large amount of oxyperm component, into contact lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Publication date: January 5, 2006
    Inventors: John Phelan, Michael Quinn, Rafael Andino, Marcia Ash, Allen Gilliard, Tomasz Jankiewicz, Courtney Morgan, Joseph Lindacher, Corneliu Niculas
  • Publication number: 20050200034
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to ophthalmic molds and methods useful for casting ophthalmic moldings. In one aspect, the invention relates to a mold for casting an ophthalmic molding formed from a first mold half detachably affixed to a second mold half, whereby the mold has a top and bottom; and a cavity formed by the first and second mold halves, wherein the cavity receives a lens forming material through an opening at the bottom of the mold and vents gas and excess lens forming material from an opening at the top of the mold. In another aspect, this invention relates to methods for casting opthalmic moldings, particularly intraocular lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Tracy Weldon, Richard Turek
  • Publication number: 20050196520
    Abstract: This invention provides a method for efficiently applying a coating to each of a plurality of objects selected from the group consisting of ophthalmic lenses, molds for making ophthalmic lenses, and other medical devices, the method comprising dipping the plurality of objects into a coating bath containing a coating solution having a coating material; and creating with a means a convective current flow and thereby forcing a coating solution flowing over and under each of the plurality of ophthalmic lenses. In a preferred embodiment, the plurality of objects are held in baskets which are pre-conditioned to have a first layer of polyelectrolytes and a second layer of aqueous solution or have a mixed layer of polyelectrolytes and aqueous solution on the surfaces of the baskets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2005
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, Lynn Winterton, John Lally, Yasuo Matsuzawa, Rafael Andino, Allen Gilliard
  • Patent number: 6907294
    Abstract: An electrode system is provided that generates a current flow that envelops and permeates an entire wound site. The electrode system includes two electrodes that are shaped and oriented to cause the current to flow from one electrode through the wound to the other electrode. A first electrode is applied to the wound site and the second electrode encircles the first electrode and is applied to the skin surrounding the wound cite. The two electrodes may be mounted to an oxygen-permeable layer that provides support for the electrodes and allows the wound site to breathe. An electrically insulative element may be disposed between the two electrodes. A power supply, which may be local to or remote from the electrode system, is provided for applying a voltage potential across the electrodes. In another suitable embodiment, the two electrodes are comprised of oppositely charged polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Assignee: Biofisica, LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Christopher Brooks, Donald Van Royen
  • Publication number: 20050076831
    Abstract: The invention provide a method for applying a coating to an ophthalmic lens or a mold for making the ophthalmic lens or a medical device other than ophthalmic lens. The method comprises spraying at least one layer of a coating liquid onto an ophthalmic lens using a spraying process selected from the group consisting of an air-assisted atomization and dispensing process, an ultrasonic-assisted atomization and dispensing process, a piezoelectric assisted atomization and dispensing process, an electro-mechanical jet printing process, a piezo-electric jet printing process, a piezo-electric with hydrostatic pressure jet printing process, and a thermal jet printing process. The coating can comprise a property/functionality pattern or a color image or combination of both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Allen Gilliard, Lynn Winterton, Rafael Andino, John Lally
  • Publication number: 20050041203
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens includes an optical zone having a center and a spaced-apart periphery. The optical zone has a first corrective power range in a first region and a second corrective power range in an annular region surrounding the first optical zone. The second corrective power is corrective of spherical aberration of an eye. The optical zone has a power profile that gradually changes from the first corrective power to the second corrective power. A central progressive zone that provides intermediate vision correction may be applied to a central region of the lens. The progressive zone has a diameter that is less than or equal to the diameter of an aperture of a pupil when subjected to bright light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Publication date: February 24, 2005
    Inventors: Joseph Lindacher, Courtney Morgan, Rafael Andino
  • Publication number: 20040015223
    Abstract: An electrode system is provided that generates a current flow that envelops and permeates an entire wound site. The electrode system includes two electrodes that are shaped and oriented to cause the current to flow from one electrode through the wound to the other electrode. A first electrode is applied to the wound site and the second electrode encircles the first electrode and is applied to the skin surrounding the wound cite. The two electrodes may be mounted to an oxygen-permeable layer that provides support for the electrodes and allows the wound site to breathe. An electrically insulative element may be disposed between the two electrodes. A power supply, which may be local to or remote from the electrode system, is provided for applying a voltage potential across the electrodes. In another suitable embodiment, the two electrodes are comprised of oppositely charged polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Publication date: January 22, 2004
    Applicant: Biofisica, LLC.
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Christopher Brooks, Donald Van Royen
  • Patent number: 6631294
    Abstract: An electrode system is provided that generates a current flow that envelops and permeates an entire wound site. The electrode system includes two electrodes that are shaped and oriented to cause the current to flow from one electrode through the wound to the other electrode. A first electrode is applied to the wound site and the second electrode encircles the first electrode and is applied to the skin surrounding the wound cite. The two electrodes may be mounted to an oxygen-permeable layer that provides support for the electrodes and allows the wound site to breathe. An electrically insulative element may be disposed between the two electrodes. A power supply, which may be local to or remote from the electrode system, is provided for applying a voltage potential across the electrodes. In another suitable embodiment, the two electrodes are comprised of oppositely charged polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Biofisica, LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Christopher Brooks, Donald Van Royen
  • Publication number: 20030144723
    Abstract: An electrode system is provided that generates a current flow that envelops and permeates an entire wound site. The electrode system includes two electrodes that are shaped and oriented to cause the current to flow from one electrode through the wound to the other electrode. A first electrode is applied to the wound site and the second electrode encircles the first electrode and is applied to the skin surrounding the wound cite. The two electrodes may be mounted to an oxygen-permeable layer that provides support for the electrodes and allows the wound site to breathe. An electrically insulative element may be disposed between the two electrodes. A power supply, which may be local to or remote from the electrode system, is provided for applying a voltage potential across the electrodes. In another suitable embodiment, the two electrodes are comprised of oppositely charged polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2001
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: BIOFISICA, LLC
    Inventors: Rafael Andino, Christopher Brooks, Donald Van Royen