Patents by Inventor Richard James MACKOOL

Richard James MACKOOL 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: 20200178792
    Abstract: A refraction device includes a main body, a spherical power lens coupled to the main body, an astigmatic power lens movably coupled to the main body, and a visual display coupled to the main body and oriented toward an optical pathway extending through the spherical power lens and the astigmatic power lens. The visual display is configured to display an image for testing visual acuity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Richard James MACKOOL, Richard Jonathan MACKOOL, Brice KALESKI, Robert R. TOWLE, Evan Rittenhouse JONES, Christopher Dean SMITH
  • Patent number: 10561313
    Abstract: A refraction device includes a main body, a spherical power lens coupled to the main body, an astigmatic power lens movably coupled to the main body, and a visual display coupled to the main body and oriented toward an optical pathway extending through the spherical power lens and the astigmatic power lens. The visual display is configured to display an image for testing visual acuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ACCUVISIONDESIGNS LLC
    Inventors: Richard James Mackool, Richard Jonathan Mackool, Brice Kaleski, Robert R. Towle, Evan Rittenhouse Jones, Christopher Dean Smith
  • Publication number: 20190110679
    Abstract: A refraction device includes a main body, a spherical power lens coupled to the main body, an astigmatic power lens movably coupled to the main body, and a visual display coupled to the main body and oriented toward an optical pathway extending through the spherical power lens and the astigmatic power lens. The visual display is configured to display an image for testing visual acuity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Richard James MACKOOL, Richard Jonathan MACKOOL, Brice KALESKI, Robert R. TOWLE, Evan Rittenhouse JONES, Christopher Dean SMITH
  • Patent number: 8475480
    Abstract: A multi-sleeve handpiece for performing phacoemulsification with a vibratory, ported needle and for cooling an exterior of an incision. The vibratory, ported needle breaks up and aspirates broken eye tissue. The handpiece has at least one inner sleeve that guides irrigation fluid to the eye and/or reduces friction between the vibrating tool and the surrounding rigid sleeve or tissues. The handpiece has an outer, cooling sleeve that is concentric with the inner sleeve and the needle and whose distal end has peak and valley formations. The cooling sleeve is collapsible to engage incision tissue with the peak formations and allow the cooling fluid to flow across the valley formations to cool the tissue via heat transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Alcon Research Ltd
    Inventor: Richard James Mackool
  • Patent number: 8423126
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to operate a surgical instrument in response to a thermal condition being detected that warrants curtailment of further operation. When the thermal condition is reached, command signals are generated that cause a needle of the surgical instrument to either have its vibrational speed slowed, have its vibrational movement stopped, or have it withdrawn from its relative position. The detection is of infrared radiation wavelengths and is carried out with either a thermal imaging device of a thermal recognition device. A corresponding temperature of the detected infrared radiation wavelengths is compared to a critical temperature to determine whether the thermal condition has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Richard James Mackool
  • Publication number: 20120172786
    Abstract: A multi-sleeve handpiece for performing phacoemulsification with a vibratory, ported needle and for cooling an exterior of an incision. The vibratory, ported needle breaks up and aspirates broken eye tissue. The handpiece has at least one inner sleeve that guides irrigation fluid to the eye and/or reduces friction between the vibrating tool and the surrounding rigid sleeve or tissues. The handpiece has an outer, cooling sleeve that is concentric with the inner sleeve and the needle and whose distal end has peak and valley formations. The cooling sleeve is collapsible to engage incision tissue with the peak formations and allow the cooling fluid to flow across the valley formations to cool the tissue via heat transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: ALCON RESEARCH LTD.
    Inventor: Richard James MACKOOL