Patents by Inventor William J. Seyboth

William J. Seyboth 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: 10555832
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Patent number: 9931242
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20170340480
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20140074107
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector assembly comprising an injector body having a shuttle reception opening defined at least in part by a first sidewall and a second sidewall, and a shuttle comprising a first wing including a first portion of a shuttle lumen wall and a second wing including a second portion of a shuttle lumen wall. The first wing and the second wing are coupled together by a hinge. When in a closed state, the first portion of the shuttle lumen wall and the second portion of the shuttle lumen wall define at least a portion of an operative shuttle lumen. The shuttle and sidewalls are configured such that the first wing and the second wing interfere with the first sidewall and the second sidewall, respectively, as the shuttle passes through the shuttle reception opening, such that the closed state of the shuttle is attained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Graham W. Biddle, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Bryan M. Reed, William J. Seyboth, Moises A. Valle, Christopher E. Wagner
  • Publication number: 20120289969
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) assembly packaged for shipping, comprising an IOL injector component having a lumen wall, and an IOL, at least one of the lumen wall and the optic comprising a first lens retention feature for impeding progress of the lens through said lumen toward the distal end. An IOL injector for injecting an IOL, comprising at least two projections extending from said lumen wall, the projections being configured and arranged to interfere with said soft tip prior to and during engagement of said soft tip with the IOL. An intraocular lens storage system, comprising a receptacle within the container, and a tapered portion, the tapered portion and the receptacle permitting a user's fingers to extend into the container to grasp a portion of a shuttle in the receptacle and remove the shuttle form the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: William J. Seyboth, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Christopher E. Wagner, Graham W. Biddle
  • Patent number: 8221659
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasing a molded lens from a deformable mold includes a shear ring for temporarily retaining an annular portion of the deformable mold outside a periphery of the lens and a plunger for deforming an annular section of the deformable mold within the periphery of the lens. The apparatus can be employed to release a non-hydrated hydrogel lens from a deformable mold section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Beebe, William J. Seyboth, Raymond Walker, Sanjay Rastogi, Mahendra P. Nandu, James Vermeire, Wen Jin
  • Publication number: 20120001353
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasing a molded lens from a deformable mold includes a shear ring for temporarily retaining an annular portion of the deformable mold outside a periphery of the lens and a plunger for deforming an annular section of the deformable mold within the periphery of the lens. The apparatus can be employed to release a non-hydrated hydrogel lens from a deformable mold section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Kevin Beebe, William J. Seyboth, Raymond Walker, Sanjay Rastogi, Mahendra P. Nandu, James Vermeire, Wen Jin
  • Patent number: 8038912
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasing a molded lens from a deformable mold includes a shear ring for temporarily retaining an annular portion of the deformable mold outside a periphery of the lens and a plunger for deforming an annular section of the deformable mold within the periphery of the lens. The apparatus can be employed to release a non-hydrated hydrogel lens from a deformable mold section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Beebe, William J. Seyboth, Raymond Walker, Sanjay Rastogi, Mahendra P. Nandu, James Vermeire, Wen Jin
  • Publication number: 20110245840
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) assembly packaged for shipping, comprising an IOL injector component having a lumen wall, and an intraocular lens, at least one of the lumen wall and the optic comprising a first lens retention feature for impeding progress of the lens through said lumen toward the distal end. An IOL injector for injecting an IOL, comprising at least two projections extending from said lumen wall, the projections being configured and arranged to interfere with said soft tip prior to and during engagement of said soft tip with the IOL. An intraocular lens storage system, comprising a receptacle within the container, and a tapered portion, the tapered portion and the receptacle permitting a user's fingers to extend into the container to grasp a portion of a shuttle in the receptacle and remove the shuttle form the container, the receptacle defining a volume in which liquid is confined, the volume of the receptacle being less than the volume of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: William J. Seyboth, Jon P. Cullen, Emin Engin, Christopher E. Wagner, Graham W. Biddle
  • Publication number: 20110152872
    Abstract: An intraocular lens (IOL) injector comprising an injector body having a lumen defined by a lumen wall, and a plunger adapted to slide within the lumen. The plunger is coupled to a spring having a plurality of coils, the plurality comprising at least one coil of a first outer diameter and at least one coil of second outer diameter that is different than the first outer diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: William J. Seyboth, Jon P. Cullen, Graham W. Biddle, Emin Engin
  • Publication number: 20100087832
    Abstract: An IOL injector, comprising an injector body, a plunger and a plunger collar. The injector body has a lumen wall defining a lumen, a port through which a lens is inserted into a loading bay of the lumen, a stop, and an opening adapted for delivery of an IOL into an eye. The plunger comprising a plunger body, a plunger shaft and a plunger tip. The collar comprises a hole or a channel, the plunger shaft extending therethrough. The plunger shaft is slidably, frictionally engaged with the collar. The plunger and the collar are arranged within the lumen such that an outer surface of the collar can smoothly slide within the lumen wall from a first location where the tip is proximal of an IOL disposed at the loading bay to a second location where the stop interferes with the collar. The collar having an outer dimension that is substantially equal to a dimension of the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: William J. Seyboth
  • Publication number: 20090302488
    Abstract: An apparatus for releasing a molded lens from a deformable mold includes a shear ring for temporarily retaining an annular portion of the deformable mold outside a periphery of the lens and a plunger for deforming an annular section of the deformable mold within the periphery of the lens. The apparatus can be employed to release a non-hydrated hydrogel lens from a deformable mold section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Kevin Beebe, William J. Seyboth, Raymond Walker, Sanjay Rastogi, Mahendra P. Nandu, James Vermeire, Wen Jin
  • Patent number: 7422604
    Abstract: A preloaded intraocular lens injection device includes a retainer for releasably holding an IOL in an unstressed state. The retainer and IOL are removably attached to an injector body and are sealed in the same package for delivery to a surgeon. In an alternate embodiment, the retainer and IOL are coupled together and sealed in one package and the injector body is sealed in a separate package with the surgeon attaching the retainer to the injector body at the time of surgery. To deliver the IOL through the injector body, the retainer is removed from the injector body causing the IOL to release from the retainer and become located in an unstressed state in the injector body. A compressor is moved to the closed position to compress the IOL, the injector tip is inserted through a small incision in an eye and a plunger is advanced to push the IOL through and out the injector body tip and into an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventors: Edward Vaquero, Brian D. Rathert, Thomas M. Heyman, Aaron M. Torp, Martin P. Schooping, Philip L. Bryan, William J. Seyboth, George Clark, Robert J. Egan, Jon P. Cullen
  • Publication number: 20040061246
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for releasing an ophthalmic lens in the dry state from an associated anterior mold part in which the lens was cast and is adhered by application of a first force which releases the periphery of the lens followed by application of a second force which releases the center of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: John Cardiff, Thomas F. Natalie, David L. Smith, William J. Seyboth