Patents by Inventor Richard Jonathan Mackool

Richard Jonathan 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: 10105044
    Abstract: An endo-optic illuminator has a compartment, a divider within the compartment, and a fiber optic cable in optical communication with the divider and with the light source of a microscope. The fiber optic cable transmits the light through its length. The cable has two ends: a tip and a base. A user then positions the cable to emit light with the tip proximate a patient's eye. Opposite the tip, the base connects the cable to the light source. The divider redirects light from the light source into the base of the fiber optic cable and then onward to illuminate its tip. The divider includes a prism, beam splitter, mirror flip, occluder, shutter, and the like. The fiber optic cable transmits light with less than a 10% loss of candlepower along its length. The illuminator replaces a second separate light source currently used by ophthalmologists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Jonathan Mackool
  • Publication number: 20170231483
    Abstract: An endo-optic illuminator has a compartment, a divider within the compartment, and a fiber optic cable in optical communication with the divider and with the light source of a microscope. The fiber optic cable transmits the light through its length. The cable has two ends: a tip and a base. A user then positions the cable to emit light with the tip proximate a patient's eye. Opposite the tip, the base connects the cable to the light source. The divider redirects light from the light source into the base of the fiber optic cable and then onward to illuminate its tip. The divider includes a prism, beam splitter, mirror flip, occluder, shutter, and the like. The fiber optic cable transmits light with less than a 10% loss of candlepower along its length. The illuminator replaces a second separate light source currently used by ophthalmologists.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Richard Jonathan Mackool
  • Patent number: 9011470
    Abstract: A toric axis marker has a handle, a coaxial tip, a head upon the tip, a dial axially above the head, and a marker head with two blades connecting to the dial. The dial and blades rotate simultaneously and concentrically upon the head. The head and its components have a central aperture for a surgeon to use in positioning the marker relative to the center of an eye. The marker head has its two blades upon a common diameter. The dial has two symmetric arcuate windows that reveal an angle scale. The marker body has an inwardly offset angle to the handle. Each blade has a blunt edge outwardly from the marker head and a slightly curved shape that conforms to the shape of an eyeball, proximate the cornea. With the blades positioned, a surgeon marks the cornea with an ink for incision locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Jonathan Mackool
  • Publication number: 20140277016
    Abstract: A toric axis marker has a handle, a coaxial tip, a head upon the tip, a dial axially above the head, and a marker head with two blades connecting to the dial. The dial and blades rotate simultaneously and concentrically upon the head. The head and its components have a central aperture for a surgeon to use in positioning the marker relative to the center of an eye. The marker head has its two blades upon a common diameter. The dial has two symmetric arcuate windows that reveal an angle scale. The marker body has an inwardly offset angle to the handle. Each blade has a blunt edge outwardly from the marker head and a slightly curved shape that conforms to the shape of an eyeball, proximate the cornea. With the blades positioned, a surgeon marks the cornea with an ink for incision locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: RICHARD JONATHAN MACKOOL
  • Publication number: 20140221759
    Abstract: A pupil expansion apparatus is placed in the eye during an ophthalmic surgical procedure. In one embodiment, the pupil expansion apparatus is a square frame structure that comprises four straight beams which cross each other at their ends to form a cross beam arrangement. However, the expansion apparatus is not limited to being a square frame structure, and may have a circular, or any multi-sided frame structure. The crossed ends of the straight beams are connected by one or more curved beams, which also form iris supporting portions. The iris supporting portion is shaped in an open, curved form so as to be perpendicular to the plane formed by the frame. It receives the rim of the iris tissue when the pupil expansion apparatus is in its extended position and gently presses the iris to the periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Impex, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jonathan Mackool, Aaron Beller, Joseph Beller
  • Publication number: 20110015938
    Abstract: A surgical specialty instrument or equipment has a user interface (e.g., USB port, magnetic card stripe reader, wireless transceiver). A data entry device (e.g., scanner, microphone) may supply information pertinent to a preoperative surgical time out procedure via the user interface for storage. A data output device (e.g., printer, display screen) may retrieve an indication pertaining to preoperative surgical time out procedure via the user interface and/or retrieve the pertinent information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Lawrence Rabinowitz, Richard Jonathan Mackool