Eye Or Nose Protectors Patents (Class 128/858)
  • Patent number: 10624788
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for supporting a person's head. Generally, a face mask is provided having an eye piece sized to fit a human face and having left and right side straps. The eye piece has a left side portion and right side portion that each have a concavity formed therein that is configured to be positioned around a user's eye. The left and right side straps each have a first end that is attached to the left and right side portions of the eye piece, respectively. A reusable adhesive can be coated onto at least a portion of each of the left and right side straps, which can allow the side straps to each be repeatedly and removably attached to a support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: John B. Lazor
  • Patent number: 10517764
    Abstract: A protective eye cover system comprising a nonporous dome-shaped lens shaped to fit over a human eye cavity and encircle an associated eye. The system also comprises a flexible base ring coupled to the lens, the base ring exhibiting sufficient flexibility to permit close adherence to the eye cavity. An adhesive attached to the base ring promotes a seal of the coupled base ring and lens to surface skin of the eye cavity. The sealing of the coupled base ring and lens to surface skin of the eye cavity prevents liquids from contacting the eye and surrounding area and further protect eyelash extensions from at least one of liquids, steam and heat. The lens is configured with a depth such that an inner surface of the lens does not contact eyelashes and eyelash extensions of a wearer. An anti-fogging agent prevents obstruction of wearer view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Mea Madamba Arsenault, Sylvia Saiz Sheridan
  • Patent number: 10517492
    Abstract: A biosensor includes: a flexible base, a first sensor includes a first sensor main body; and a second sensor includes a second sensor main body that is detachably installed on the side face of the flexible base installed with the first sensor main body, and is arranged at intervals on the first sensor main body. The second sensor is detachably installed on the flexible base installed with the first sensor, and does not overlap with the first sensor, thereby allowing the second sensor to work together with the first sensor, thereby obtaining different physiological parameters. The second sensor can also be detached from the flexible base and used independently to increase user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Yang, Kun Jiao, Xianliang He, Peng Zhang, Xingliang Jin
  • Patent number: 10426666
    Abstract: A sleep mask is created comprising a sleep mask cover that can accommodate a weighted mask component and a thermal mask component. The sleep mask cover may include a fastening mechanism at the opening which may be removably engaged or disengaged to disable or enable, respectively, access to the opening for insertion of the weighted mask component and the thermal mask component. The weighted mask component may include a set of eye panels that are devoid of weight material to prevent unwanted pressure on a human user's eyes when the sleep mask is worn around the head of a human user. Further, the weighted mask component may include a pocket for insertion of the thermal mask component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Gravity Products LLC
    Inventors: Justin Seidenfeld, Yuk Cheung Wong, Wing Hin Ng, Michael James Grillo
  • Patent number: 10413202
    Abstract: A biosensor includes: a flexible base, a first sensor includes a first sensor main body, and a second sensor includes a second sensor main body that is detachably installed on the side face of the flexible base installed with the first sensor main body, and is arranged at intervals on the first sensor main body. The second sensor is detachably installed on the flexible base installed with the first sensor, and does not overlap with the first sensor, thereby allowing the second sensor to work together with the first sensor, thereby obtaining different physiological parameters. The second sensor can also be detached from the flexible base and used independently to increase user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Yang, Kun Jiao, Xianliang He, Peng Zhang, Xingliang Jin
  • Patent number: 10258510
    Abstract: A self-adhering occlusion eye patch, wherein the outer non-woven fabric layer is constructed of a spunbond/meltblown/spunbond non-woven material, an inner black padding layer, wherein the inner black padding layer is constructed of a blend of a spun bound non-woven material and cotton wadding such that the inner black padding layer is attached to the outer non-woven fabric layer, and an inner white non-woven layer having a first side and a second side, wherein the inner white non-woven is constructed of a spun bound non-woven material such that the first side of the inner white non-woven layer is attached to the second side of the inner black padding layer and the second side of the inner white non-woven layer is to be located against an eye of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Paige Brattin
  • Patent number: 10076448
    Abstract: A Tarsus Eyelid Patch and method to hold a superior tarsus in a closed position to heal or treat defects on the eye surface is presented. A perforated mesh device includes a medial edge, a lateral edge, a superior edge, an inferior edge, and an adhesive surface, wherein the perforated mesh device is a non-rigid device. The adhesive surface of the superior edge is configured to attach to a region below an eyebrow and on the superior tarsus forming a convex region and further configured to attach to and conform to the superior tarsus when the superior tarsus is in the closed position forming a concave region when the adhesive surface of the inferior edge is to attached to a lower portion of the superior tarsus when the superior tarsus is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Nathan Horner
  • Patent number: 10052447
    Abstract: A covering sheet for covering a skin adhesive surface of a device for holding a tracheostoma device over a tracheostoma of a patient may include a central/medial element for covering the central/medial part of the skin adhesive surface of the device. The covering sheet may include first and second elements arranged laterally of the central/medial element. Lateral peripheral borders of the central/medial element may be positioned adjacent medial peripheral borders of the first and second elements. The peripheral borders may be defined by division lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Atos Medical AB
    Inventor: Jan-Ove Persson
  • Patent number: 9956355
    Abstract: A handheld cryoanesthesia or analgesia device for cooling a target area on cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone having an elongated body and a thermoelectric cooling system disposed within the elongated body. The thermoelectric cooling system is configured to physically contact and thermally couple the target area of the cutaneous membranes, mucous membranes, and tissue of the mucocutaneous zone to induce cryoanesthesia or analgesia. The thermoelectric cooling system includes a thermally-conductive cold tip, a thermally-conductive cooling power concentrator thermally coupled to the cold tip, at least one Peltier unit module thermally coupled to the cooling power concentrator, a heatsink thermally coupled to at least one Peltier unit module, a power source, at least one thermal sensor, and a controller operably outputting a control signal to the Peltier unit module to maintain a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Cagri Giray Besirli, Stephen Smith, Kevin P. Pipe, Gun-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9883972
    Abstract: Eye protection goggles for protecting a person undergoing treatment from electromagnetic radiation comprise two eye protection caps. Each eye protection cap comprises a basic protective body with a free edge for protecting from electromagnetic radiation and a cover protective body detachable from the respective basic protective body for protecting from frontal electromagnetic radiation. The free edge is designed for placing on the face of the person undergoing treatment. The eye protection goggles also have a connecting web connecting the cover protective bodies. The cover protective bodies are connected non-detachably in one piece to one another. The connecting web comprises an in particular rectangular first cross section (2a) extending longitudinally in a width direction of the eye protective goggles for displacing the connecting web relative to the eye protection caps essentially perpendicular to a line of vision of the eye protective goggles in a vertical direction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LASERVISION GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christian Penninger, Lars Horn, Thomas Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 9744096
    Abstract: Disclosed is a massage device for human face for driving vibration modules of a mask individually even without an external power supply to massage local or overall area of the human face and for driving vibrators of the vibration modules in various vibration pattern of pulse width modulation (PWM) to provide various massage functions such as appeasing, rubbing, picking, pressing, and knocking similar to massage carried out by human hands. The facial massage device includes a mask having an accommodation space therein and at least one vibration module accommodate in the accommodation space of the mask and having own power supply for allowing an independent operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Changman Park, Changkeun Lee, Taehong Shin, Seunghwan Yi, Cheonghwan Hwang, Wooram Park, Taekjin Oh, Byungyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 9554758
    Abstract: A sensor integrated protection device is disclosed. This device includes a sensor for detecting radiations; and a radiation shielding pad to which the sensor is coupled. A data communicating device is placed within radiation shielding pad and electrically coupled to the sensor. This device is suitable for easy wear with the pad shape and can be used for protecting different parts of the body with the various type of the pad holders. In the sensor integrated protection device, the data communicating unit is not built in the sensor but is configured to the sensor outside of the sensor to reduce the size of the sensor and to improve the convenience of using and keeping the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignees: VATECH Co., Ltd., VATECH EWOO Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Keun Lim, Jin Pyo Chun
  • Patent number: 9420763
    Abstract: A fashion dog harness manufactured from fabric material is made by cutting a section of fabric that is long enough to accommodate the belly circumference of a target dog size group, plus some overlap. A preferred embodiment using a facsimile of the waistband areas of jeans or trousers is contemplated. A neck hole is cut in a bell-shape to accommodate the dog's neck. A set of hook and loop closure patches is sewn or otherwise affixed to the outer ends of the piece, and a metal D-ring is attached at the top center of the harness, by linking it to a strip of polypropylene webbing concealed longitudinally within the harness. The harness is used by slipping the dog's head through the neck hole, fastening the hook and loop closure under the belly, and attaching a leash to the metal D-ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Julia Batista
  • Patent number: 9339570
    Abstract: A sanitization cabinet for sanitizing items such as kitchen utensils using ultraviolet light type C (UVL-C). In some embodiments, the sanitization cabinet includes an enclosure having interior surfaces having mirror-type surfaces to increase the sanitizing efficiency relative to conventional UVL-C cabinets having like-power UVL-C light sources. Some embodiments include an article support having an article support region that contacts an article to be sanitized and is made of a material transparent to UVL-C. Transparent portions of an article support of the present disclosure may be additionally configured to direct UVL-C to contact regions and/or shadowed regions of the article. Other features, such as article stabilizing features, are provided to article supports of some embodiments. Methods of making an article support for a UVL-C based sanitization cabinet are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Edlund Company, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan S. Whitney
  • Patent number: 9113993
    Abstract: A mesh patch for a laparoscopic hernia surgery, which includes a flexible mesh, an adhesion layer surface, and an anti-adhesion layer surface. The flexible mesh is formed of a thin layer of filament using a biocompatible polymer. The adhesion layer surface is disposed on a front surface of the mesh. The adhesion layer surface is coated with an adhesion inducing material to be fixedly attached to a peritoneum. The anti-adhesion layer surface is disposed on a rear surface of the mesh. The anti-adhesion layer surface is coated with an anti-adhesion material so as not to adhere to intestines in an abdominal cavity. The protection film is detachably attached to the adhesion layer surface and the anti-adhesion layer surface to protect the mesh. Here, the protection film is easily detached by a laparoscopic instrument, and has an adhesive strength such that the mesh is unfolded upon detaching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Jeongsam Lee
  • Patent number: 9095674
    Abstract: A nose clip includes an outer support member adapted to contact an outside surface of a nose. A bridge connected at a first end to the outer support member; and an inner support member connected to a second end of the bridge and adapted to be inserted into the nostril and to contact an inner surface of the nostril. When inserted, tension generated between the outer support member and the inner support member causes lateral movement of a surface within the nostril and opens a nasal airway. Additionally, the inner support can be curved to create an outward movement of the lateral wall of the nose. This in turn enables improved breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventor: Dean M. Toriumi
  • Patent number: 9032962
    Abstract: An ophthalmological device, comprising an eye patch, a photovoltaic, and a battery, wherein said photovoltaic is interconnected to said battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Johan T. W. Van Dalen
  • Patent number: 9022963
    Abstract: A splint for use in stabilizing the nasal septum of a subject following the completion of a septoplasty procedure has a longitudinal axis and is formed of a substantially rigid sheet having a longitudinal length, an anterior end, and a posterior end. The sheet is labeled with a plurality of guide markings that guide a user in shaping the splint prior to implantation of the splint within a nasal passage of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventor: Steven Ross Mobley
  • Publication number: 20150047649
    Abstract: An eyewear apparatus which maintains a sealed cavity in front of a user's eye area when engaged to the face in an as-worn position. The device features a mask configured to contain one or both of thermal and moisture pads. The projecting edge portion surrounding said mask provides a seal to maintain the cavity between the device and the user's face to contain the temperature and humidity differential. Plugs are designed to allow the user to replace or resupply either or both of the thermal and moisture pads without removing the mask from the wearer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Suzanne Paulson
  • Publication number: 20150020814
    Abstract: When sleeping or resting in non-supine positions, reaction forces are distributed over areas of the face and head in contact with a surface, such as a mattress or arm, following a load path through at least one eye. Aspects of the disclosed system and method provide rigid to semi-rigid load bearing facial support configured to absorb and or distribute the reaction force exerted by a surface during non-supine rest or sleep to areas of padding best suited to absorb and or distribute said force such that the load path bypasses the eye, eye orbit, and or its surrounding anatomy to prevent or mitigate deformation, stress, strain, and or damage to the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Alison Flatau
  • Publication number: 20150000674
    Abstract: Acoustic shielding system and method for protecting and shielding non-targeted regions or tissues that are not intended to be treated by ultrasonic procedures from acoustic energy using a shield. In some embodiments, the shield comprises multiple layers made of one or more materials with one or more acoustic impedances. In some embodiments a multilayered shield includes materials with relatively different acoustic impedance levels. In some embodiments, the shield includes active components such as energy diversion devices, heating, cooling, monitoring, and/or sensing. In some embodiments, the shield is configured to protect an eye, mouth, nose or ear while allowing the ultrasound to treat the surrounding tissue. One embodiment of an eye shield is configured to fit under at least one eyelid and over a portion of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Peter G. Barthe, Michael H. Slayton, Charles D. Emery
  • Publication number: 20140366889
    Abstract: Certain embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods and apparatus for extended support and maintenance of facial structures by molding and maintaining the skin and underlying fat, fillers and muscle with supportive soft silicone gel pads that apply desired pressure to the structures underlying the skin In one embodiment, a facial support apparatus is provided that includes a pair of ear connection members connected to at least one pair of facial region support members, wherein each facial region support member comprises an inner skin facing surface that is releasably self-adhesive to a user's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Mary Frances Riley
  • Publication number: 20140352703
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure relates a protective eye cup that protects a small animal's eye from developing an ocular opacity in the refractive lens during a vision research experiment. The protective eye cup can include at least a dome and a shoulder. The dome can be shaped with an outer geometry configured to facilitate placement and removal of the protective eye cup. The dome can also be shaped with a hemispherical inner geometry with a height and a radius selected to cover the eye. The inner geometry can define a hollow reservoir configured to hold the eye and an associated hydrating fluid when positioned on the eye. The shoulder can provide a radial edge to the dome that increases a contact surface area of the portion of the dome in contact with the hydrating fluid. The protective eye cup can attach to a region external to the eye based on a surface tension of the hydrating fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Brent A. Bell
  • Patent number: 8858477
    Abstract: Provided is a septal splint to promote healing and alignment of a user's septum, and a method thereof. The septal splint includes an alignment member including a plurality of bilateral support pads to contact left and right sides of the user's septum, and a plurality of medializing support floor pads to rest on a bottom portion of each of the user's nasal passages. The septal splint also includes a pressing member, including a plurality of pressure applicators to transfer a predetermined amount of pressure to the bilateral support pads such that an alignment of the user's septum, maxillary crest, and fibrous tissue therebetween, is maintained, and a fulcrum end to supply the predetermined pressure to the plurality of pressure applicators. The septal splint promotes healing and alignment of a user's septum by providing moderate pressure at a junction point of the patient's maxillary crest, septum base, and fibrous tissue therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Arion Devices, LLC
    Inventor: George Steven Pylyp
  • Publication number: 20140261459
    Abstract: A nasal insert including an antimicrobial agent is inserted into the nose to eliminate or reduce undesirable microbes in the area just inside the nose. Pads of the nasal insert can be formed from a blended polymer compound with a microbial agent. Processing of the pre-polymer results in the microbial agent being trapped in the polymer. A blowing agent or CO2 gas can be introduced in the process after decompression, and before molding to improve attraction of liquid born microbes to the nasal insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: FRAM TRAK INDUSTRIES
    Inventor: Al Santelli, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140275935
    Abstract: An inflatable mask with two ocular cavities can seal against a user's face by forming an air-tight seal around the periphery of the user's eye socket. The sealed air-tight ocular cavity can be pressurized to take ocular measurements. The mask can conform to the contours of a user's face by inflating or deflating the mask. In addition, the distance between the user and a medical device (e.g. an optical coherence tomography instrument) can be adjusted by inflating or deflating the mask. Also disclosed herein is an electronic encounter portal and an automated eye examination. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Envision Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Walsh, Paul G. Updike, Richard Castro
  • Publication number: 20140251347
    Abstract: A conformable covering comprises an outer portion with rigidity to resist movement on the cornea and an inner portion to contact the cornea and provide an environment for epithelial regeneration. The inner portion of the covering can be configured in many ways so as to conform at least partially to an ablated stromal surface so as to correct vision. The conformable inner portion may have at least some rigidity so as to smooth the epithelium such that the epithelium regenerates rapidly and is guided with the covering so as to form a smooth layer for vision. The inner portion may comprise an amount of rigidity within a range from about 1×10?4 Pa*m3 to about 5×10?4 Pa*m3 so as to deflect and conform at least partially to the ablated cornea and smooth an inner portion of the ablation with an amount of pressure when deflected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: NexisVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, Cary J. Reich, Yair Alster, K. Angela Macfarlane, Doug Rimer, Douglas Sutton, Dean Carson, Enrique Barragan, Matt Clarke, Ashley Tuan, Brian Levy
  • Patent number: 8827939
    Abstract: An article of headwear to treat an infant's persistently maintained head position with respect to rotation about the cranial-caudal (head to toe) axis, seen in conditions such as plagiocephaly (baby flat head) and torticollis (wry neck). The headwear both permits and encourages an infant with a preferred head position to volitionally turn his or her head in several positions thereby promoting head and neck rotation and development of a naturally shaped cranium, thus treating or preventing torticollis and plagiocephaly respectfully. The infant headwear generally includes a head receiving member and positioning guide member. The head receiving member is placed on the infant's head and allows strategic placement of the positioning guide member. The positioning guide member increases the ability of the infant with a flat region to turn his or her head by re-establishing a round contour, and selectively increases cutaneous pressure in order to balance the variables influencing the infant's preferred head position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Jeff Brian Slatten
  • Patent number: 8794242
    Abstract: The infant eye guard apparatus has an elasticized lateral band to which is permanently adjoined one end of the elasticized cranial band. The T-member of the cranial band is selectively affixed to the interior of the lateral band posterior. The selectively affixed eye guard is typically worn partially below the lateral band. The cranial band can be worn from anterior to posterior on an infant's head, or side-to-side and the eye guard selectively fitted to the lateral band interior lateral loop. The lateral band is adjustable via elasticizing and also via the cut line by which the lateral band can be divided and adjustably fitted with the T-member of the cranial band. The cranial band prevents any downward slip of the lateral band. The orbitals of the eye guard fully cover and surround the exterior of an infant's eye, thereby ensuring no light invasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Christine Kroening
  • Publication number: 20140109918
    Abstract: A face mask with full-face, wrap-around protection is disclosed. The face mask has a filter mask portion with an attached face shield portion and is adapted to be compatible with loupes and a loupe light. Specifically, the central portion of the face shield includes a horizontally centered cut out that extends downwardly from a top edge. The cut out is sized and positioned to allow a loupe light to pass through. The central portion of the face shield is hingedly connected to a pair of side portions. The side portions may include openings that allow straps from the filter mask to pass through and secure the side portions against the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Sarah Nabai
  • Publication number: 20140090653
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for preventing prolapse of iris tissue through a surgical opening in the eye during an ophthalmic surgery. A flexible biocompatible polymeric shield is inserted into the anterior chamber of the eye, placed in position overlying the iris adjacent a surgical opening into the anterior chamber and is thus between the iris tissue and the surgical opening. As pressure inside the anterior chamber increases during the surgery, anterior movement of the iris toward any surgical opening in response to such pressure, also moves the shield anteriorly, such that the shield remains between the iris and the surgical opening. Thus, the shield blocks the surgical opening and prevents movement of eye material to and through the surgical opening. The surgical opening can still be accessed by surgical tools and materials from outside the eye by inserting such articles through the surgical opening and pushing such articles past the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Gerald Paul Clarke
  • Patent number: 8671949
    Abstract: A headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling the same. The headgear-earwear assembly can include an earwear and a headgear adapted to be coupled together. The earwear can include an elongated member, such as a cord, having a length, and an earpiece coupled to the elongated member. The headgear can include a major surface and a channel oriented substantially along the major surface of the headgear. The channel can be configured to removably house at least a portion of the length of the elongated member. The method can include positioning at least a portion of the elongated member in the channel, such that at least a portion of the length of the elongated member is removably housed in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Glenn D. Oshima, Yuichi Ogawa, Hiroshi Shimatani
  • Publication number: 20140069439
    Abstract: A method for providing faster visual and functional recovery of patients following refractive surgery such as laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is disclosed. The method comprises providing a covering to the eye of a patient comprising an inner portion having an inner rigidity and at least one inner radius of curvature; and an outer portion having an outer rigidity and at least one outer radius of curvature; wherein the inner rigidity is greater than the outer rigidity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: NexisVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, JR., Cary J. Reich, Yair Alster, Matt Clarke, Kuangmon Ashley Tuan, Brian Levy
  • Publication number: 20140069440
    Abstract: An infant nasal septum protective device has an H-shaped configuration including a first portion that adheres to the outside of the nose when in use, a second portion that adheres to the upper lip when in use, and a third portion that extends between and interconnects the first and second portions in a position overlying the septum when in use, to help protect the septum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: LQ Product & Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Leah A. Quiray
  • Publication number: 20140069438
    Abstract: A conformable covering comprises an outer portion with rigidity to resist movement on the cornea and an inner portion to contact the cornea and provide an environment for epithelial regeneration. The inner portion of the covering can be configured in many ways so as to conform at least partially to an ablated stromal surface so as to correct vision. The conformable inner portion may have at least some rigidity so as to smooth the epithelium such that the epithelium regenerates rapidly and is guided with the covering so as to form a smooth layer for vision. The inner portion may comprise an amount of rigidity within a range from about 1×10-4 Pa*m3 to about 5×10-4 Pa*m3 so as to deflect and conform at least partially to the ablated cornea and smooth an inner portion of the ablation with an amount of pressure when deflected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, JR., Cary J. Reich, Yair Alster, K. Angela Macfarlane, Doug Rimer, Douglas Sutton, Dean Carson, Enrique Barragan, Matt Clarke, Ashley Tuan, Brian Levy
  • Patent number: 8627824
    Abstract: An ear support assembly and a method for applying pressure to an ear includes a support device having solid planar or curved surfaces and formable material configured to be deformed and retain an impression of a surface of an ear, wherein the planar or curved surfaces are configured to apply pressure to the formable material such that the formable material applies pressure to the surface of the ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Robert Grant Koehler
  • Publication number: 20130314667
    Abstract: A method and device for improving the perceived vision of a person having macular degeneration wherein, a plurality of means is employed externally to the eye to selectively block the reception of a distorted image caused by the impaired eye whereby overall vision is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Donald M. Cislo
  • Patent number: 8590539
    Abstract: A headgear-earwear assembly and a method of assembling the same. The headgear-earwear assembly can include an earwear and a headgear adapted to be coupled together. The earwear can include an elongated member, such as a cord, and an earpiece coupled to the elongated member. The headgear can include a major surface and a channel oriented substantially along the major surface of the headgear. The channel can be configured to removably house at least a portion of the length of the elongated member. The headgear can further include an aperture positioned adjacent the channel and open to the channel. The aperture can include an undulating shape along at least a portion of its length. The method can include positioning at least a portion of the elongated member in the channel, such that at least a portion of the length of the elongated member is removably housed in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Laurent Froissard
  • Patent number: 8570648
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a covering filtering material for protecting eyes which are healthy, pseudo-aphakic (operated for cataracts) and/or having retinal degeneratiion under short wavelengths, which results from the application of a filter with yellow pigmentation on any covering, coating or screening material with the purpose of protecting the eyes from the short wavelengths of visible spectrum from 500 to 380 nm which cause retinal degeneration. By way of example, this element may be applied in materials intended for manufacturing awnings, parasols or insulating materials or protection screens of any type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Inventor: Celia Sánchez Ramos
  • Publication number: 20130276794
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided which shield at least one turbinate from trauma or damage during sinus surgery that could be caused by direct contact with diagnostic and therapeutic devices. The devices and methods provided are particularly useful for protecting nasal turbinates during FESS and FTIS procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: John H. Morriss
  • Publication number: 20130255697
    Abstract: A protective mask for use with a CPAP system is disclosed. The protective mask aligns with a user's eye area to protect a user's eyes from any flow of air which may escape the air-delivery mask of the CPAP system. The composition of the protective mask is such that it is impermeable to air on one side and has a soft and non-irritating surface on the other side. The protective mask is preferably adjustable to accommodate various sized users and may include ear protectors to help facilitate uninterrupted sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Barbara S. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20130213411
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present application relates to a system including a nasal splint and an insert. The nasal splint includes an airway tube. The insert is configured to be removably inserted into the airway tube. The insert includes an elongated tube surrounding an airway passage. The elongated tube is configured to collect and hold human material originating from within the human body. An interior surface of the elongated tube is formed at least partially by an inward extension of an exterior surface of the tube into the airway passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Oscar A. Tamez
  • Publication number: 20130152947
    Abstract: A system and method for restricting a movement of a head of a person wearing a sleep mask. A system includes a non-stretchable harness attached or attachable to the sleep mask and affixable to an object distant to the person's head such as to impede the head's movement in at least one of forward and shoulder-to-shoulder direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Rudolf H. Binder
  • Patent number: 8464721
    Abstract: A retracting eye drape assembly is disclosed for use around a patient's eye to seclude and seal off the operative field during eye surgery. The drape assembly includes a retraction member connected to the drape and configured to engage the patient's eyelid, an extension member connected to the retraction member or to the drape and configured to substantially enclose the patient's eyelid, and a retraction flap configured to secure the patient's eyelid in a substantially retracted position. A method of applying an eye drape assembly is disclosed. After application of the drape to the patient's face, and while the patient's eyelid is closed, the patient's eyelid is engaged by a retraction member connected to the drape and retracted. While retracted, the patient's eyelid is substantially enclosed to seclude the eyelid and eyelashes from the operational area. The secluded eyelid and eyelashes are then secured in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Peter Davis
  • Publication number: 20130118506
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method that comprises generating air flows (2) in the form of an air curtain in front of openings of the face to be protected using ambient air without preliminary purification, and directing said flows (2) in such a way that the flow lines do not intersect the planes of the openings of the face to be protected and reject aerosol particles in the vicinity of said openings. The configuration of the flows (2) is selected so that any vector extending from the surrounding medium through the air into the plane of the openings of the face to be protected, intersects at least one of said flows (2). The speed and the transverse section of the flow (2) are selected so that the acceleration gained by the aerosol particles falling into the flow from the surrounding medium, is sufficient for diverting them from the sections of the face to be protected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Oleg Igorevich Osipov, Alexander Borisovich Tsyganov
  • Patent number: 8439043
    Abstract: A retracting eye drape assembly is disclosed for use around a patient's eye to seclude and seal off the operative field during eye surgery. The drape assembly includes a retraction member connected to the drape and configured to engage the patient's eyelid, an extension member connected to the retraction member or to the drape and configured to substantially enclose the patient's eyelid, and a retraction flap configured to secure the patient's eyelid in a substantially retracted position. A method of applying an eye drape assembly is disclosed. After application of the drape to the patient's face, and while the patient's eyelid is closed, the patient's eyelid is engaged by a retraction member connected to the drape and retracted. While retracted, the patient's eyelid is substantially enclosed to seclude the eyelid and eyelashes from the operational area. The secluded eyelid and eyelashes are then secured in a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Inventor: Andrew Peter Davis
  • Patent number: 8418695
    Abstract: An eyeglass patch which is comprised of an optical occluding cup for correcting dominant eye vision problems is disclosed. One embodiment of the inventive eyeglass patch has an interchangeable exterior portion, wherein the wearer can interchange the exterior appearance of the eyeglass patch, at will. This embodiment is comprised of two cutouts, which thread and interlock together, wherein one of the cutouts has a decorative exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas C. Moulton
  • Patent number: 8413656
    Abstract: A respiratory anesthesia mask has an exposed face. The mask has an interior periphery in a continuous loop to fit a face of a patient. The mask having a centrally located exterior cylinder adapted to couple with a source of respiratory anesthesia gas. The mask has an intermediate section in a generally frusto-conical configuration between the interior periphery and the tube. Eyelid closure and protection equipment is received and supported on the face of the intermediate section of the mask. The closure and protection equipment includes two repositionable adhesive strips with interior and exterior surfaces. The closure and protection equipment includes temporary adhesive on the interior surface of the repositionable adhesive strip. In this manner, the repositionable adhesive strips are removably coupled to the face of the intermediate section of the mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Julio A. Warren
  • Publication number: 20130081639
    Abstract: A nose plug (1) includes at least one flexible member (2) and one rigid, elongated support member (3). The flexible member is arranged to surround the support member, and the flexible member is adapted to be placed within a nostril to accurately fill the opening of the nostril, and is provided with elements for enabling air flowing in a tortuous structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: NOSE OPTION AB
    Inventors: Susanna Bergstrand Borjegren, Anders Proos, Per Borjegren
  • Publication number: 20130070200
    Abstract: A conformable covering comprises an outer portion with rigidity to resist movement on the cornea and an inner portion to contact the cornea and provide an environment for epithelial regeneration. The inner portion of the covering can be configured in many ways so as to conform at least partially to an ablated stromal surface so as to correct vision. The conformable inner portion may have at least some rigidity so as to smooth the epithelium such that the epithelium regenerates rapidly and is guided with the covering so as to form a smooth layer for vision. The inner portion may comprise an amount of rigidity within a range from about 1×10?4 Pa*m3 to about 5×10?4 Pa*m3 so as to deflect and conform at least partially to the ablated cornea and smooth an inner portion of the ablation with an amount of pressure when deflected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: NexisVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, JR., Cary J. Reich, Yair Alster, K. Angela Macfarlane, Doug Rimer, Douglas Sutton, Dean Carson, Enrique Barragan, Matt Clarke, Ashley Tuan, Brian Levy