Systems Patents (Class 606/10)
  • Patent number: 11499133
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cell treatment apparatus capable of treating cells in a cell culture vessel. The cell treatment apparatus 100 according to the present invention includes a first region 1, a second region 3, and a third region 5. The first region 1 and the second region 3 are placed in succession. The first region 1 is a cell treatment chamber for treating cells. The cell treatment chamber can be closed from the outside of the cell treatment chamber and includes a culture vessel placement portion for placing a cell culture vessel. The second region 3 includes: a laser irradiation device capable of irradiating the cell culture vessel placed in the culture vessel placement portion with a laser; and a spot diameter adjustment device that adjusts a spot diameter formed in a portion to be irradiated with the laser in an object to be irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: KATAOKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Matsumoto, Shoichi Honda
  • Patent number: 11490826
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of apparatus, system and method can be provided to measure a flow of fluid within an anatomical structure. For example, it is possible to use at least one first probe arrangement structured to be insertable into a vessel and configured to direct at least one radiation to at least one portion of the anatomical structure. Further, it is possible to provide at least one second arrangement which configured to detect an interference between a first radiation provided from the fluid via the probe arrangement and second a second radiation provided from a reference path as a function of wavelength thereof. Further, at least one third arrangement can be provided which is configured to determine at least one characteristic of the fluid as a function of the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Guillermo J. Tearney, Melissa Suter, Brett E. Bouma, Farouc A. Jaffer
  • Patent number: 11464996
    Abstract: Provided is a swallowable capsule for providing phototherapy to a patient's gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the capsule including a power supply, one or more phototherapeutic light sources, a speed determination unit for calculating speed of movement of the capsule in the GI tract, and a controller unit for activating one or more of the one or more light sources for delivering a therapeutic illumination dose to a target site in the GI tract, based, at least in part, on a determined speed. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: PHOTOPILL MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Sharon Ben-Yehuda, Ram Ben-Yehuda
  • Patent number: 11452565
    Abstract: The device comprises: a laser source (7); a treatment hand-piece (13); a light guide (11) configured to convey a laser beam from the laser source to the hand-piece. The hand-piece (13) is configured to vary the inclination of the laser beam (F2) exiting from the hand-piece with respect to a longitudinal axis (A-A) of the hand-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: EL.EN. S.P.A.
    Inventor: Leonardo Masotti
  • Patent number: 11419763
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are configures to measure an eye without contacting the eye with a patient interface, and these measurements are used to determine alignment and placement of the incisions when the patient interface contacts the eye. The pre-contact locations of one or more structures of the eye can be used to determine corresponding post-contact locations of the one or more optical structures of the eye when the patient interface has contacted the eye, such that the laser incisions are placed at locations that promote normal vision of the eye. The incisions are positioned in relation to the pre-contact optical structures of the eye, such as an astigmatic treatment axis, nodal points of the eye, and visual axis of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: David D. Scott, Javier Gonzalez, David Dewey, Noah Bareket, Georg Schuele
  • Patent number: 11406535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of devices for correcting or mitigating refractive errors in the eye, more particularly, to a solution in which desired improvements in eyesight are achieved as far as possible without limiting everyday activities and where performing the treatment itself involves minimum risk by use of a device for creating an aperture in an eye, the device having a control unit for a laser unit, and the control unit is designed to control the laser unit to create the aperture in a lens of the eye, wherein the aperture is used to increase the depth of field of the eye and is formed by laser-induced lesions which reduce light transmission through a lens aperture region surrounding an aperture opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ROWIAK GMBH
    Inventor: Holger Lubatschowski
  • Patent number: 11399981
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing ophthalmic laser surgery using a pulsed laser beam is provided. The method includes establishing an initial cutting pattern comprising a plurality of original photodisruption points, establishing an enhanced cutting pattern comprising a plurality of enhanced photodisruption points selected to decrease potential adverse effects due to patient movement and having increased density over a fixed area as compared with the plurality of original photodisruption points, and performing an ocular surgical procedure according to the enhanced cutting pattern Enhanced cutting patterns may include circular cuts around the periphery of a capsule, vertical side cuts for lens fragmentation, raster lamellar cuts, and grid lamellar cuts. Each photodisruption point in the initial cutting pattern and the enhanced cutting pattern comprises a laser target point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Fu, John M. Tamkin
  • Patent number: 11376252
    Abstract: A method for preventing, treating and/or improving a prostatic disease or disorder associated with epithelial hyperplasia and/or fibrosis, comprising: administering an effective amount of a multikinase inhibitor to a subject in need thereof, wherein the multikinase inhibitor has a certain spectrum of kinase inhibitory activity. The multikinase inhibitor is sunitinib, regorafenib, ponatinib, pazopanib, nintedanib and/or lenvatinib. The prostatic disease or disorder is selected from the group consisting of benign prostate hyperplasia and its associated lower urinary tract symptoms, fibrosis of ureters and renal pelvis, prostate adenoma, and prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia in animals and humans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AIVIVA BIOPHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Diane Dan-shya Tang-Liu, Tiffany Constance Liu, Gerald Woodrow Devries
  • Patent number: 11362564
    Abstract: A linear actuator includes a casing that contains a moveable shaft moved by a motor in response to a drive signal and coupled to an encoder that determines an actual instantaneous position of the shaft and forms part of a control loop that adjusts the drive signal so as to ensure accurate positioning of the shaft. A temperature sensor mounted on the shaft produces a temperature signal indicative of instantaneously measured temperature, and a temperature compensator responsive to the measured temperature for generating a negative or positive offset for correcting the drive signal so as to move the shaft to a positon that is corrected for instantaneous expansion or contraction of the shaft owing to departures of the shaft's actual temperature from a known baseline temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Kappasense Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Driker, Boris Kilunov, Stanislav Podlisker
  • Patent number: 11351062
    Abstract: A device for cutting human or animal tissue including a femtosecond laser that can emit a L.A.S.E.R. beam in the form of impulses. The device directs and focuses the beam onto or into the tissue for the cutting thereof. The device further includes and element to shape the L.A.S.E.R. beam, positioned in the trajectory of the beam, and to modulate the energy distribution of the L.A.S.E.R. beam in the focal plane thereof, corresponding to the cutting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE JEAN MONNET SAINT ETIENNE, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
    Inventors: Aurelien Bernard, Philippe Gain, Cyril Mauclair, Gilles Thuret
  • Patent number: 11344450
    Abstract: A first image of the eye is generated when the cornea of the eye is exposed to a gas. The cornea is covered with an optic of a patient interface. A second image of the eye with the patient interface over the cornea is generated. In this second image, the patient interface distorts the second image of the eye. One or more of a position or an orientation of the eye is determined in response to the first image and the second image when the patient interface has been placed over the cornea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventor: David D. Scott
  • Patent number: 11331244
    Abstract: A vibration therapy device that includes a housing that includes a handle portion, a head portion and a module seat defined on the head portion, an electrical source, a motor positioned in the housing, a switch for activating the motor, a push rod assembly operatively connected to the motor and configured to reciprocate in response to activation of the motor, and a therapy module removably secured to the module seat. The distal end of the push rod assembly is configured to removably receive a reciprocating attachment thereon. The therapy module at least partially surrounds the distal end of the push rod assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: THERABODY, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Wersland, Benjamin Nazarian, Jaime Sanchez Solana, Eduardo Merino, Bill Webb, Alex Zhu
  • Patent number: 11324636
    Abstract: The present application provides a cerumen removing device, comprising a container section comprising a recovery hole and a discharge hole; a head section exposed to the outside through the recovery hole and having at least one air ejection hole; and a pump configured to discharge air to the outside through the air ejection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OROLOGYLAB HEALTHCARE INC.
    Inventor: Young-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 11311334
    Abstract: An active tracking system includes an imager configured to image the temperature of a biological tissue and a heating laser configured to heat regions of the biological tissue. The imager locates high-temperature regions of the biological tissue and the heating laser is controlled to point toward target regions of the biological tissue based on the located high-temperature regions. The active tracking system can be used to control a heating laser to continuously heat a target region of a biological tissue even when the target region moves relative to the heating laser. The active tracking system could allow one or more target regions of a biological tissue to be ‘tagged’ with heat by the heating laser and to be tracked even when the one or more target regions move relative to the heating laser. Devices and methods for operating such active tracking systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Miao, Hao Du
  • Patent number: 11260210
    Abstract: An exemplary ultraviolet (UV) arrangement, can be provided, which can include, for example, a lumen structured to be inserted into a body of a patient and pass a percutaneous structure therethrough into the body of the patient, wherein the lumen can be configured to disperse or provide a UV radiation, and an optical arrangement coupled to the lumen, and configured to generate the UV radiation, and provide the UV radiation to the lumen to be dispersed or provided by the lumen. The lumen can include a weave of a plurality of strands. The optical arrangement can include an optical fiber(s) coupled to the lumen at one of the strands. The optical arrangement can include a plurality of optical fibers coupled to the lumen, where the optical arrangement can include a plurality of diffusing rings, and wherein each ring can be connected to one of the optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Inventors: Henry Spotnitz, David J. Brenner, Alan Bigelow, Gerhard Randers-Pehrson
  • Patent number: 11253398
    Abstract: Embodiments generally relate to ophthalmic laser procedures and, more particularly, to systems and methods for lenticular laser incision. In an embodiment, an ophthalmic surgical laser system comprises a laser delivery system for delivering a pulsed laser beam to a target in a subject's eye, an XY-scan device to deflect the pulsed laser beam, a Z-scan device to modify a depth of a focus of the pulsed laser beam, and a controller configured to form a top lenticular incision and a bottom lenticular incision of a lens in a corneal stroma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Malek Tabrizi, Hong Fu, James E. Hill, Mohammad Saidur Rahaman, Zenon Witowski
  • Patent number: 11246951
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method, process and apparatus for disinfecting and sterilizing all types of surfaces contaminated with microorganisms and toxic substances to render both inactive. Furthermore, this invention relates to both a method and apparatus for disinfecting and/or sterilizing breathable air and then using this air to protect a confined space from external contamination. The apparatus consists of a new ultra-violet (NUV) source that is more effective than mercury based 254 nm light for destroying DNA of virus, bacteria, spores and cists. It is most effective in breaking chemical bonds in toxic gases and Biotoxins that are useful to terrorists. It is combined with other apparatus that remove particulates and byproducts sometimes produced by the NUV source and maintains positive pressure of the confined space so as to prevent the influx of air from outside the protected zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: S. Edward Neister
  • Patent number: 11224541
    Abstract: There is provided a system, apparatus and methods for developing laser systems that can create precise predetermined clear corneal incisions that are capable of reducing induced astigmatism. The systems, apparatus and methods further provide laser systems that can provide these incisions at or below Bowman's membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Lensar, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramón Naranjo-Tackman, Jorge Octavio Villar Kuri, Rudolph W. Frey
  • Patent number: 11185250
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of determining a position of a medical instrument. The method may include inserting a first material into a body and adjacent to the medical instrument, analyzing at least one characteristic of the inserted first material, and determining the position of the medical instrument based on the analysis of the at least one characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Windheuser, Shawn Ryan
  • Patent number: 11139156
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed including a tool comprising a first device for generating aerosol from a target, the first device being deployed through an opening in a tubing of the tool, wherein the tubing is provided with aspiration ports or fenestrations such that the generated aerosol is aspirated into the tubing via the aspiration ports or fenestrations. The aspirated aerosol is then transferred to a mass spectrometer for subsequent mass analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Micromass UK Limited
    Inventors: Julia Balog, Tamas Karancsi, Steven Derek Pringle, Zoltan Takats, James Kinross, Jeremy K Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11103380
    Abstract: An auxiliary surgical field visualization system is described, which includes an auxiliary surgical field camera, configured for acquiring an image of a field of view of a secondary surgical field, wherein the secondary surgical field includes the exterior of a patient's eye undergoing vitreoretinal surgery. The auxiliary surgical field visualization system also includes a display in electronic communication with the auxiliary surgical field camera, wherein the display is configured for receiving, from the auxiliary surgical field camera, a signal that includes the image of the field of view of the secondary surgical field, and upon receiving the signal, displaying the image of the field of view of the secondary surgical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Niels Alexander Abt
  • Patent number: 11103381
    Abstract: A treatment method and apparatus for surgical correction of defective-eyesight in an eye of a patient, wherein a laser device is controlled by a control device, said laser device separating corneal tissue by irradiation of laser radiation to isolate a volume located within a cornea, wherein the control device controls the laser device to focus the laser radiation, by providing target points located within the cornea, into the cornea, wherein the control device, when providing the target points, allows for focus position errors which lead to a deviation between the predetermined position and the actual position of the target points when focusing the laser radiation, by pre-offsets depending on the positions of the respective target points to compensate for said focus position errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Martin Wiechmann, Michael Bergt, Mark Bischoff, Markus Sticker, Gregor Stobrawa
  • Patent number: 11080893
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to an analysis unit for assessment of hair condition, including a map processor configured to at least: obtain a first follicular map representing a first plurality of hair root positions in a first videodermoscopy image, obtain a second follicular map representing a second plurality of hair root positions in a second videodermoscopy image, determine a common skin area from the first follicular map and the second follicular map, relate hair root positions in the second follicular map to hair root positions of the first follicular map in the common skin area to determine a plurality of related hair root positions, and compare a change in condition of individual hair between the first and second videodermoscopy image to determine the analysis result suitable for assessment of hair condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Michal Pawel Kasprzak
  • Patent number: 11079482
    Abstract: A presence detection system includes an infrared detector and a radar detector. A computer processor of the system is configured to receive respective signals from the infrared and radar detectors and process the signals via execution of an algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ziyou Xiong, Cagatay Tokgoz, Joseph Zacchio, Nicholas Charles Soldner, Joseph V. Mantese, Alan Matthew Finn, Mathias Pantus, Jeroen te Paske, Pascal van de Mortel
  • Patent number: 11051755
    Abstract: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the practitioner in pinpointing a vein for an intravenous drip, blood test, and the like. The Miniature projection head may have a cavity for a power source or it may have a power source located in a body portion of the Miniature Vein Enhancer. The Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to one of several improved needle protectors, or the Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to a body similar to a flashlight for hand held use. The Miniature Vein Enhancer of the present invention may also be attached to a magnifying glass, a flat panel display, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AccuVein, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Wood, Ron Goldman, Stephen P. Conlon, Vincent Luciano
  • Patent number: 11033430
    Abstract: Methods and systems for correcting presbyopia using a surgical excimer laser include activating the laser once and transmitting a pre-defined three dimensional ablation profile to treat presbyopia based on the single activating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Wake Forest University Health Sciences
    Inventors: Keith Andrew Walter, Evan Scott Luxon, Christopher Bligh Komanski
  • Patent number: 11026840
    Abstract: A planning device for generating control data for a treatment apparatus which by means of a laser device produces at least one incision surface in the cornea, and to a treatment apparatus having such a planning device. The invention further relates to a method for generating control data for a treatment apparatus which by using a laser device produces at least one incision surface in the cornea, and to a corresponding ophthalmic surgery method. The planning device is thereby provided with calculation means for defining the corneal incision surfaces, wherein the calculation means determine the corneal incision surfaces on the basis of data of a LIRIC structure and/or a refractive correction, and generate for the corneal incision surfaces a control data set for controlling the laser device, wherein the calculation means determine the corneal incision surfaces in such a manner that the LIRIC structure is enclosed by the incision surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Johannes Kindt, Manfred Dick, Mark Bischoff
  • Patent number: 11013413
    Abstract: A system includes a focus optic configured to converge an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) beam to a focal region located along an optical axis. The system also includes a detector configured to detect a signal radiation emanating from a predetermined location along the optical axis. The system additionally includes a controller configured to adjust a parameter of the EMR beam based in part on the signal radiation detected by the detector. The system also includes a window located a predetermined depth away from the focal region, between the focal region and the focus optic along the optical axis, wherein the window is configured to make contact with a surface of a tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayant Bhawalkar, Charles Holland Dresser, Rajender Katkam
  • Patent number: 10973684
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to machine a material by application of non-linear radiation. The aim is achieved by modifying the laser radiation emitted by a laser beam source with the aid of a polarization modulator in such a way that laser radiation focused into the material is polarized in a linear fashion, the direction of polarization varying across the cross section of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Mark Bischoff, Dirk Muehlhoff, Gregor Stobrawa
  • Patent number: 10973683
    Abstract: A laser surgical method for performing a corneal incision while maintaining iris exposure below a predetermined exposure limit includes: determining an initial iris exposure based on an initial treatment scan, determining whether the initial iris exposure is less than the predetermined exposure limit; generating a revised treatment scan comprising one or more treatment scan modifying elements when the initial iris exposure is greater than the predetermined exposure limit, and scanning the focal zone of a pulsed laser beam according to the revised treatment scan, thereby performing the corneal incision, wherein the one or more treatment scan modifying elements causes the iris exposure to be smaller than the predetermined exposure limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Schuele, David A. Dewey, Javier G. Gonzalez, Alexander Vankov
  • Patent number: 10973578
    Abstract: An exemplary treatment system can be provided which can include a laser system configured to emit at least one laser beam, and an optical system configured to focus the laser beam(s) to a focal region at a selected distance from a surface of a tissue. The focal region can be configured to illuminate at least a portion of a target. The optical system can cause an irradiation energy transferred to the focal region of the laser beam(s) to (i) generate a plasma in a first region of the tissue adjacent to the target, and (ii) avoid a generation of a plasma in a second region of the tissue. The optical system has a numerical aperture that is in the range of about 0.5 to about 0.9. An exemplary method can also be provided to control such treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Blossom Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, Henry Hin Lee Chan, Vincent Zuo
  • Patent number: 10966862
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser treatment apparatus for generating plasma by focusing a treatment laser beam to treat a treatment target portion of a patient's eye with the plasma includes: an irradiation optical system configured to irradiate the treatment laser beam to the patient's eye; a position adjusting unit configured to adjust a focusing position of the treatment laser beam in an optical axis direction with respect to a predetermined focusing reference position; an energy adjusting unit configured to adjust irradiation energy of the treatment laser beam; a storage unit configured to store evaluation information to evaluate a permissible combination of the focusing position and the irradiation energy with respect to the focusing position; and an evaluation unit configured to evaluate a combination of the focusing position adjusted by the position adjusting unit and the irradiation energy adjusted by the energy adjusting unit based on the evaluation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Abe, Seiki Tomita, Masato Kawai
  • Patent number: 10967197
    Abstract: Phototherapy devices for the treatment of truncal acne and scars include, for example, a body portion having a bottom surface and a top surface that is configured to hang on a person's shoulders and cover the upper back and/or chest. The body portion further having left and right shoulder portions extending forwardly from the body portion and curled downwardly to hook over a person's shoulders. The shoulder portions further define a space for a person's neck therebetween. A phototherapy lighting component is configured to emit a light from the bottom surface of the body portion and forwardly extending shoulder portions. In use, the person places the shoulder portions on their shoulders with the body portion hanging downwardly against the person's back or chest, for example, wearing the body portion like a cape or bib. Using the lighting component, a therapeutic amount of light is administered to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Azulite, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam E. M. Eltorai, Daniel Gertrudes, Don Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10953238
    Abstract: This invention provides for a dermal repair system including a dermal repair device which is configured to be placed on the skin of a user. The dermal repair device is in the form of a removable silicone sheet which can be securely fixed in place and re-used after cleaning etc. The silicone sheet includes sheet sections and a housing section into which a rechargeable control unit can removably be inserted. Waveguides in the form of a dimple teardrop pattern are provided for directing radiation or light to distal ends of the sheet. The control unit includes a low-level radiation or light source from which radiation or light is directed along the sheet for a therapy regimen to treat closed wounds and scars, such as, C-section and breast surgery closed wounds and scars to improve healing and scar appearance. The system further comprises a recharging station configured for recharging the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ALVALUX MEDICAL
    Inventors: Michel Alvarez, Denis Flandre
  • Patent number: 10955619
    Abstract: A dual port switching apparatus (12) comprising a connection part for mounting to a base unit (11), an input beam port to receive a main laser beam from a base unit (11) in an input optical path (22), a first output port (14) for connection to a flexible wave guide, a second output port (15) for connection to an articulated arm (16), and a switching element (56) moveable between a first position and a second position to direct an input beam to one of the first output port (14) and the second output port (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventors: Eyal Benisty, Stanislav Kramer, Assaf Gelstein
  • Patent number: 10946210
    Abstract: A cellulite and fat reducing device and method utilizing optical emitters includes an array housing a plurality of optical emitters which are positioned to produce an optical output directed to a recipient, and a controller for instructing an operation of the array. The optical output being generated by a plurality of LED's cumulatively producing green light at approximately 529.6 nm, and at approximately 48,860 Lux, measurable at the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Blue Water Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Terry Ward, Carolyn Ward
  • Patent number: 10945792
    Abstract: A method for pigment removal from skin includes sensing properties of a pigmented area of skin with a camera, communicating the properties to a controller, and sending commands from the controller to a laser system to scan the pigmented area in a random pattern with laser beams of different wavelengths in accordance with the properties so as to remove a portion of pigment from the pigmented area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Ziv Karni
  • Patent number: 10946213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an infrared radiation device including a mounting (2) capable of receiving a user (9) and a covering portion (1) capable of covering the user (9), the covering portion (1) including at least one heating layer (5a, 5b, 5c) capable of emitting infrared radiation (6) in a predetermined range of wavelengths towards at least one portion of the space located between the inner surface of the beating layer (5a, 5b, 5c) and the mounting (2), the device being characterised in that said heating layer (5a, 5h, 5c) is adjusted by at least one controller (10) including power-supply means (16) supplying the power necessary for infrared emission and at least one programmer (15) determining the parameters of a radiation session, by defining pulsations that control at least one synchronous static relay (14) which supplies said heating layer (5a, 5b, 5c) with the power provided by the power-supply means (16) during the pulsations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VITAL TECH
    Inventors: Eric Fauchon, Alexandra Gavsevitch
  • Patent number: 10893907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical skin wrinkle improvement device using a peak of a laser pulse wave, and more specifically, to a medical skin wrinkle improvement device using a peak of a laser pulse wave, thereby lowering the degree of carbonization of a skin tissue having the laser irradiated thereon, thus enhancing a skin generation effect and shortening recovery time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: You In Kim
  • Patent number: 10874553
    Abstract: System and method for making incisions in eye tissue at different depths. The system and method focuses light, possibly in a pattern, at various focal points which are at various depths within the eye tissue. A segmented lens can be used to create multiple focal points simultaneously. Optimal incisions can be achieved by sequentially or simultaneously focusing lights at different depths, creating an expanded column of plasma, and creating a beam with an elongated waist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel V. Palanker, Mark S. Blumenkranz, David H. Mordaunt, Dan E. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10842573
    Abstract: A method and system assist a physician in performing an ophthalmic surgery. The method includes receiving a quasi-real time image of at least a first portion of the eye. The at least the first portion of the eye includes an operating field for the ophthalmic surgery. A recommended next region and a recommended next procedure are determined based on the quasi-real time image and a computational model of the eye. An expected next result for the recommended next procedure is calculated using the quasi-real time image and the computational model. The recommended next region, the recommended next procedure and the expected result are provided to the physician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Papac, Robert Joseph Sanchez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10813588
    Abstract: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the practitioner in pinpointing a vein for an intravenous drip, blood test, and the like. The Miniature projection head may have a cavity for a power source or it may have a power source located in a body portion of the Miniature Vein Enhancer. The Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to one of several improved needle protectors, or the Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to a body similar to a flashlight for hand held use. The Miniature Vein Enhancer of the present invention may also be attached to a magnifying glass, a flat panel display, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AccuVein, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Goldman, David Hunt, Mark Mock, Graham Marshall, Stephen P. Conlon, Robert H. Roth
  • Patent number: 10799392
    Abstract: The invention relates to a controller for a surgical laser. According to the invention, the controller is adapted to control a laser in order to produce two or more three-dimensional compression zones, each comprising a plurality of lesions, inside a lens cortex of a crystalline lens of the eye using a laser pulse or multiple laser pulses, wherein the controller is adapted such that a laser can be calibrated with respect to a reference point within the lens, and each of the compression zones produced has a length in a radial direction, a depth in a direction parallel to the optical or visual axis and an average width in a direction parallel to a tangent of the lens cortex, wherein the sum of the average widths of all compression zones is 0.1 to 2 millimeter for every 1 diopter of desired gain in accommodation amplitude of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ROWIAK GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Lubatschowski, Omid Kermani, Georg Gerten, Uwe Oberheide
  • Patent number: 10792103
    Abstract: Systems for enabling delivery of very high peak power laser pulses through optical fibers for use in ablation procedures preferably in contact mode. Such lasers advantageously emit at 355 nm wavelength. Other systems enable selective removal of undesired tissue within a blood vessel, while minimizing the risk of damaging the blood vessel itself, based on the use of the ablative properties of short laser pulses of 320 to 400 nm laser wavelength, with selected parameters of the mechanical walls of the tubes constituting the catheter, of the laser fluence and of the force that is applied by the catheter on the tissues. Additionally, a novel method of calibrating such catheters is disclosed, which also enables real time monitoring of the ablation process. Additionally, novel methods of protecting the fibers exit facets are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: EXIMO MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yoel Zabar, Oren Meshulam Stern, Ilan Ben Oren
  • Patent number: 10786389
    Abstract: In a laser delivery system for an ophthalmic laser surgery system, a laser beam scanner employs a single or two MEMS micromirror arrays. Each micromirror in the array is capable of being independently actuated to rotate to desired angles. In one embodiment, one or two micromirror arrays are controlled to scan a laser beam in two directions. In another embodiment, a micromirror array is controlled to both correct optical aberrations in the laser beam and scan the laser beam in two directions. In yet another embodiment, a micromirror array is controlled to cause the laser beam to be focused to multiple focal spots simultaneously and to scan the multiple focal spot simultaneously. The ophthalmic laser surgery system also includes an ultrashort pulse laser, a laser energy control module, focusing optics and other optics, and a controller for controlling the laser beam scanner and other components of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventor: Javier G. Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10772683
    Abstract: Systems for enabling delivery of very high peak power laser pulses through optical fibers for use in ablation procedures preferably in contact mode. Such lasers advantageously emit at 355 nm wavelength. Other systems enable selective removal of undesired tissue within a blood vessel, while minimizing the risk of damaging the blood vessel itself, based on the use of the ablative properties of short laser pulses of 320 to 400 nm laser wavelength, with selected parameters of the mechanical walls of the tubes constituting the catheter, of the laser fluence and of the force that is applied by the catheter on the tissues. Additionally, a novel method of calibrating such catheters is disclosed, which also enables real time monitoring of the ablation process. Additionally, novel methods of protecting the fibers exit facets are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: EXIMO MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Yoel Zabar, Oren Meshulam Stern, Ilan Ben Oren
  • Patent number: 10743929
    Abstract: Low level laser energy may be delivered transmucosally to the vagina or other pelvic tissue. Such a device and its method of use may lead to healing of tissue, reduction of inflammation and pain, reduction in bladder problems such as urgency, frequency, and urinary incontinence, reshaping of tissue, and creation of a fertile environment for the potential implantation of stem cells. A probe may be moved in and out of the vagina in order to deliver the energy to the selected tissues. The probe may have a bulbous distal end that provides laser energy in a uniform 360 degree pattern or as close to 360 degrees of illumination as is structurally possible. Alternate embodiments may emit laser energy anywhere within the range from 0 degrees to 360 degrees. The scope of the present invention further includes the possibility of substituting alternate energy sources in place of laser energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Ralph Zipper
  • Patent number: 10722398
    Abstract: A laser surgery system includes: a gantry configured to be attached to a structural frame; a docking receptacle configured to be removably attached to an eye docking assembly which is attached to an eye; an adjustable table attached to the gantry; a lens assembly attached to the adjustable table, wherein the adjustable table is configured to move the lens assembly relative to the eye; one or more connectors configured to attach the docking receptacle to the gantry, at least one of the connectors being configured to dynamically adjust the distance between a surface of the gantry and a surface of the docking receptacle; and a controller configured to maintain a target distance between the lens assembly and a reference area of the eye docking assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventor: Bing Wang
  • Patent number: 10709503
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective sleeve (1) for a dermatological treatment device comprising a laser head for firing a laser beam. The sleeve (1) comprises: a rigid shell (2) which is shaped such that it can be placed over the laser head and has a window (4) that can be positioned opposite the laser beam; a contact wall (5) arranged around the window (4) for contacting an area around a target area; and a means for attachment to the device, the attachment means being positioned as close as possible to the contact wall (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: URGO RECHERCHE INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT
    Inventor: Michel Lamoise
  • Patent number: 10702416
    Abstract: An apparatus (20) includes a probe (36) and a processor (144). The probe is positioned adjacent to an eye (28) of a patient (32) and is configured to irradiate a trabecular meshwork (56) of the eye with one or more optical beams (52). The processor is configured to select one or more target regions (80) of the trabecular meshwork, and to control the probe to irradiate the selected target regions with the optical beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BELKIN LASER LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Belkin, David Zigdon, Ziv Karni, Asaf Klein