Patents by Inventor Urban Schnell

Urban Schnell 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: 11896308
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Christian Oggenfuss, Karim Haroud, Lukas Scheibler, Matthias Pfister, Urban Schnell, Stefan Troller, Ryo Kubota, Philip Buscemi
  • Publication number: 20240045236
    Abstract: A meniscus shaped lens module comprises one or more structures that decrease an amount of pressure or force to move one or more surfaces of the lens module and increase a separation distance of anterior and posterior surfaces of the module in order to provide an increase in optical power. A lens structure of the module comprises one or more of a pattern of a surface of a central chamber, a meniscus, a reduced diameter or a soft material in order to provide increased amounts of curvature of an outer contact lens surface with decreased amounts of pressure. The pattern can be formed in one or more of many ways, and may comprise one or more of folds, patterning, bellows or concertinaed surface of an optically transmissive material having a substantially uniform thickness such as a sheet of a membrane material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Publication date: February 8, 2024
    Applicant: OneFocus Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. WAITE, Amitava GUPTA, Urban SCHNELL, Jean-Christophe ROULET, Michel SAINT-GHISLAIN, Stefan TROLLER
  • Patent number: 11890053
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Lukas Scheibler, Matthias Pfister, Urban Schnell, Stefan Troller, Ryo Kubota
  • Publication number: 20240023805
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 25, 2024
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Christian OGGENFUSS, Karim HAROUD, Lukas SCHEIBLER, Matthias PFISTER, Urban SCHNELL, Stefan TROLLER, Ryo KUBOTA, Philip M. BUSCEMI
  • Patent number: 11874531
    Abstract: An accommodating contact lens comprises a variable focus optical module, which comprises an optical chamber and one or more eyelid engaging chambers coupled to the optical chamber with one or more extensions comprising channels extending between the optical chamber and the more eyelid engaging chambers. The module may comprise a self-supporting module capable of supporting itself prior to placement in a contact lens to facilitate placement prior to encapsulation in the contact lens. The module may comprise one or more optically transmissive materials, provides improved optical correction, and can be combined with soft contact lens materials such as hydrogels. In many embodiments, the module comprises a support structure extending between an upper membrane and a lower membrane in order to provide variable optical power accurately with decreased amounts distortion and improved responsiveness to eyelid induced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: OneFocus Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Steven B. Waite, Amitava Gupta, Urban Schnell
  • Patent number: 11774781
    Abstract: A meniscus shaped lens module comprises one or more structures that decrease an amount of pressure or force to move one or more surfaces of the lens module and increase a separation distance of anterior and posterior surfaces of the module in order to provide an increase in optical power. A lens structure of the module comprises one or more of a pattern of a surface of a central chamber, a meniscus, a reduced diameter or a soft material in order to provide increased amounts of curvature of an outer contact lens surface with decreased amounts of pressure. The pattern can be formed in one or more of many ways, and may comprise one or more of folds, patterning, bellows or concertinaed surface of an optically transmissive material having a substantially uniform thickness such as a sheet of a membrane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: OneFocus Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Waite, Amitava Gupta, Urban Schnell, Jean-Christophe Roulet, Michel Saint-Ghislain, Stefan Troller
  • Publication number: 20230210360
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Publication date: July 6, 2023
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Lukas SCHEIBLER, Matthias PFISTER, Urban SCHNELL, Stefan TROLLER, Ryo KUBOTA
  • Patent number: 11627874
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Lukas Scheibler, Matthias Pfister, Urban Schnell, Stefan Troller, Ryo Kubota
  • Publication number: 20230110912
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Christian OGGENFUSS, Karim HAROUD, Lukas SCHEIBLER, Matthias PFISTER, Urban SCHNELL, Stefan TROLLER, Ryo KUBOTA, Philip BUSCEMI
  • Patent number: 11576572
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Christian Oggenfuss, Karim Haroud, Lukas Scheibler, Matthias Pfister, Urban Schnell, Stefan Troller, Ryo Kubota, Philip M. Buscemi
  • Publication number: 20220265140
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Publication date: August 25, 2022
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Christian OGGENFUSS, Karim HAROUD, Lukas SCHEIBLER, Matthias PFISTER, Urban SCHNELL, Stefan TROLLER, Ryo KUBOTA, Philip M. BUSCEMI
  • Patent number: 11357401
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Christian Oggenfuss, Karim Haroud, Lukas Scheibler, Matthias Pfister, Urban Schnell, Stefan Troller, Ryo Kubota, Philip M. Buscemi
  • Publication number: 20220168180
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for treating a patient with vibration and/or tactile and/or thermal stimuli. The device includes first and second stimulating units for generating first and second stimuli respectively. The stimuli are vibration and/or tactile and/or thermal stimuli, and each of the stimuli is repeated on average at a frequency of 1 to 60 Hz. The stimuli are generated partly at different times.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2022
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Tass, Laetitia Mayor, Jean-Christophe Roulet, Urban Schnell
  • Patent number: 11266302
    Abstract: A micro-endoscope and method of making the same includes a mounting housing, a camera module received within the mounting housing, and an encapsulation material interposed between the camera module and the mounting housing for fixedly mounting the camera module within the mounting housing and/or inhibiting the passage of light between the camera module and the mounting housing. The micro-endoscope further includes a light guide having the mounting housing received therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Clear Image Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Troller, Urban Schnell, Matthias Pfister, Michel Saint-Ghislain
  • Patent number: 11253424
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for treating a patient with vibration and/or tactile and/or thermal stimuli. The device includes first and second stimulating units for generating first and second stimuli respectively. The stimuli are vibration and/or tactile and/or thermal stimuli, and each of the stimuli is repeated on average at a frequency of 1 to 60 Hz. The stimuli are generated partly at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Alexander Tass, Laetitia Mayor, Jean-Christophe Roulet, Urban Schnell
  • Publication number: 20210389610
    Abstract: A meniscus shaped lens module comprises one or more structures that decrease an amount of pressure or force to move one or more surfaces of the lens module and increase a separation distance of anterior and posterior surfaces of the module in order to provide an increase in optical power. A lens structure of the module comprises one or more of a pattern of a surface of a central chamber, a meniscus, a reduced diameter or a soft material in order to provide increased amounts of curvature of an outer contact lens surface with decreased amounts of pressure. The pattern can be formed in one or more of many ways, and may comprise one or more of folds, patterning, bellows or concertinaed surface of an optically transmissive material having a substantially uniform thickness such as a sheet of a membrane material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Applicant: OneFocus Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. WAITE, Amitava GUPTA, Urban SCHNELL, Jean-Christophe ROULET, Michel SAINT-GHISLAIN, Stefan TROLLER
  • Patent number: 11143887
    Abstract: A meniscus shaped lens module comprises one or more structures that decrease an amount of pressure or force to move one or more surfaces of the lens module and increase a separation distance of anterior and posterior surfaces of the module in order to provide an increase in optical power. A lens structure of the module comprises one or more of a pattern of a surface of a central chamber, a meniscus, a reduced diameter or a soft material in order to provide increased amounts of curvature of an outer contact lens surface with decreased amounts of pressure. The pattern can be formed in one or more of many ways, and may comprise one or more of folds, patterning, bellows or concertinaed surface of an optically transmissive material having a substantially uniform thickness such as a sheet of a membrane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OneFocus Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Waite, Amitava Gupta, Urban Schnell, Jean-Christophe Roulet, Michel Saint-Ghislain, Stefan Troller
  • Publication number: 20210235984
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Lukas SCHEIBLER, Matthias PFISTER, Urban SCHNELL, Stefan TROLLER, Ryo KUBOTA
  • Publication number: 20210127969
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Christian OGGENFUSS, Karim HAROUD, Lukas SCHEIBLER, Matthias PFISTER, Urban SCHNELL, Stefan TROLLER, Ryo KUBOTA, Philip M. BUSCEMI
  • Patent number: 10973733
    Abstract: A device and method for desynchronizing a patient's neuronal brain activity in which the neuron population is firing in a pathologically synchronized manner. The device includes a stimulation unit that generates an acoustic stimulation signal that includes both a first tone and a second tone. The first tone is provided to shift the phase of the neuronal brain activity of a first subpopulation of the neuron population relative to the phase of the neuronal brain activity of a second subpopulation of the neuron population when the first tone is acoustically received by the patient. Further, the second tone is provided to shift the phase of the neuronal brain activity of the second subpopulation relative to the phase of the neuronal brain activity of the first subpopulation when the second tone is acoustically received by the patient. As a result, the acoustic stimulation signal desynchronizes the stimulated neuron population.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
    Inventors: Peter A. Tass, Hans-Joachim Freund, Oleksandr Popovych, Birgit Utako Barnikol, Joel Niederhauser, Jean-Christophe Roulet, Urban Schnell