Means For Removing, Inserting Or Aiding In The Removal Or Insertion Of Eye Lens Material Patents (Class 606/107)
  • Patent number: 10722347
    Abstract: An IOL delivery device which has a macro movement actuator which is actuatable to move an IOL into position in the device for the IOL to be delivered, and a micro movement actuator which is actuatable to deliver the IOL to the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Atrion Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Rowland W. Kanner, Brian A. Roberts, Jonathan David Collins
  • Patent number: 10702377
    Abstract: A capsular tension ring inserter (10) and method includes a cannula (54) adapted to house a capsular tension ring (CTR) (26) having a leading eyelet (32), a hook element (56) disposed within the cannula (54) that engages and moves the CTR (26) during deployment, and a suture (28) placed on the leading eyelet (32) and fed back through the cannula (54) to allow a user to control insertion of the CTR (26) into a capsular bag (42) of an eye (40) by pulling on the suture (28) during insertion of the CTR (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Page Surgical Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Patrick Page
  • Patent number: 10695075
    Abstract: A handheld surgical device having a working portion that can be covered or uncovered. The working portion of the handheld surgical device can have an advanced position or a retracted position, which can be controlled by one or more switch(s) at the handle portion of the handheld surgical device. The handheld surgical device can also include a shroud that can cover the working portion having a cutting blade driven by a powered motor. The shroud can also have a cutting edge, which is not driven by the powered motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Michael D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10682216
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to ensure a secure support and/or a secure transport of a graft (4) or an implant. This is achieved by a device for supporting and transporting a graft (4) or implant, comprising a container (2) which can be filled with a medium (1), preferably a nutrient medium, and a receiving device (3) which can be arranged in the container (2) for the graft (4) or implant. The receiving device (3) has a receiving chamber (5) for the graft (4) or implant and two passages (6, 7) which lead to the receiving chamber (5), at least one of said passages (6, 7) being dimensioned for introducing and/or removing the graft (4) or implant into or out of the receiving chamber (5). The device also comprises a respective closure device (8, 9) for each of the two passages (6, 7), at least one of the closure devices (8, 9) being permeable for the medium (1). The invention further relates to a corresponding receiving device (3) and to a set comprising a corresponding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Geuder AG
    Inventors: Peter Szurmann, Hartmut Fath
  • Patent number: 10675390
    Abstract: A hand piece having an irrigation portion and an aspiration portion that are releasably coupled is disclosed. In an assembled configuration, the irrigation portion and the aspiration portion are coupled such that the hand piece may be manipulable by a user as a single unit. In a separated configuration, the irrigation portion and the aspiration portion may be utilized separate from each other. The irrigation portion and the aspiration portion may be freely moved between the assembled configuration and the separated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Reto Grueebler, Stephen Lane, Philipp Schaller
  • Patent number: 10675148
    Abstract: A cartridge accommodates an intraocular lens and includes first and second cartridge parts pivotally moveable relative to each other to define an open state and a closed state. The first cartridge part has a first base element and a first plate-like wing extending from the first base element. The second cartridge part has a second base element and a second plate-like wing extending from the second base element. The first and second base elements conjointly define a receiving chamber for the lens when the first and second cartridge parts are in the closed state. A lubricant feed arrangement supplies a lubricant for the lens into the receiving chamber from outside of the cartridge when the cartridge is in the closed state. The lubricant feed arrangement includes a feed channel which is formed in one of the cartridge parts and opens into the receiving chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventor: Marco Mueller
  • Patent number: 10660744
    Abstract: This invention is related to a cartridge Injector System developed to be used for intraocular lens implantation, that enables the lens injection via a microsurgical incision in the eye and basically wraps the lens (L) by holding from the edges and provides the lens implantation with this method, also related with twisting body (7) keeping the lens in a closed environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VSY BIYOTEKNOLOJI VE ILAC SANAYI ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Serkan Atmaca, Pascal Bernard
  • Patent number: 10603212
    Abstract: An ophthalmic surgical instrument includes a housing and a snare operably coupled to the housing. The snare is configured to transition between an insertion configuration and a deployed configuration, in which the snare is sized to encircle lenticular tissue. The ophthalmic surgical instrument is designed to prevent elevation and/or tilting of the lenticular tissue as the snare transitions toward the insertion configuration to divide the lenticular tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Mackool
  • Patent number: 10603213
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for performing an ophthalmic procedure in an eye are disclosed. The devices include a hand-held portion and a distal, elongate member coupled to the hand-held portion having a lumen operatively coupled to a vacuum source. A drive mechanism operatively coupled to the elongate member is configured to oscillate the elongate member. When in use, the device is configured to aspirate ocular material from the eye through the lumen. The drive mechanism retracts the elongate member with a retraction speed profile and advances the elongate member with an extension speed profile. The retraction speed profile is different from the extension speed profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec Cataract Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Luke W. Clauson, Michael P. Schaller, Scott Chamness, Brendan Reese
  • Patent number: 10595721
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a surgical apparatus for dissecting a part of cornea during lamellar keratoplasty, which provides a surgical apparatus comprising: an injector unit including a hollow injection needle having a bevel structure at one end; a laser unit for emitting a laser for OCT imaging; an OCT detection unit for photographing a tomographic image of the cornea using the laser; a laser light sensor located on an inner surface of the bevel structure of the injection needle and connected to the laser unit and the OCT detection unit through an optical fiber; and a depth adjusting unit for adjusting a depth of the injection needle in the cornea according to an operation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Catholic University of Korea Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Choun Ki Joo, Young Sik Yoo, Suc Bei Moon
  • Patent number: 10588780
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for implanting an intraocular lens into an eye are described. For example, an intraocular lens injector may include a plunger and an injector body that includes an insertion depth guard and a nozzle extending therefrom. The insertion depth guard is disposed at a distal end of the injector body to limit a distance that the nozzle penetrates the eye. The intraocular lens injector may also include a biasing element configured to generate a counterforce to distal movement of the plunger through the injector rod. An example intraocular lens injector may include a biasing element to produce a counterforce that opposes advancement of the plunger through the injector body. The counterforce provides for a more continuous advancement of the plunger while reducing or substantially eliminating abrupt changes in the rate at which the plunger is advanced through the injector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Van Noy, David Anthony Downer, Kyle Brown, Yinghui Wu
  • 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: 10517717
    Abstract: An intraocular lens insertion device and a cartridge which enable the intraocular lens to be inserted into an eye more stably and easily than ever before. A supporting portion 102 of an intraocular lens 100 arranged on a lens-advancing side in a lens-advancing direction x is pressed against a protrusion 21 so as to be bent backward. Thus, releasing the intraocular lens 100 from a nozzle portion 13 is allowed to begin with the releasing of a curved portion of the supporting portion 102 that has become U-shaped and hard to move freely. As a result, there can be provided an intraocular lens insertion device and a cartridge which enable the intraocular lens 100 to be inserted into an eye more steadily and easily than ever before.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Masanobu Inoue
  • Patent number: 10512565
    Abstract: A surgical instrument for marking spots at locations on the scleral limbal surface of a human eye. The instrument includes an elongated handle dimension to be handheld. A first elongated pointer extends substantially axially outwardly from one end of the handle. This pointer has a pointed free end which, when pressed against the scleral limbal surface, creates a depression in the scleral surface having a first area. A second elongated pointer also extends substantially axially outwardly from the end of the handle. The second pointer has a blunt free end which, when pressed against the scleral limbal surface, creates a depression in the scleral surface having a second area which is several times in magnitude the area of the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Susan M. Malinowski
  • Patent number: 10507099
    Abstract: An intraocular lens insertion apparatus includes a distal end member which is inserted through an incision in an eyeball of a patient, an opening member provided for the distal end member through which an intraocular lens is ejected, and an indicator provided for the distal end member. The indicator is used for indicating that an entire part of the opening member is inside a cornea of the eyeball or inside a sclerocornea of the eyeball with respect to an external flap of the incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Kowa Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Shuji Abe, Genyo Midorikawa
  • Patent number: 10441462
    Abstract: An ophthalmic surgical instrument includes a housing and a snare operably coupled to the housing. The snare is configured to transition between an insertion configuration and a deployed configuration, in which the snare is sized to encircle lenticular tissue. The ophthalmic surgical instrument is designed to prevent elevation and/or tilting of the lenticular tissue as the snare transitions toward the insertion configuration to divide the lenticular tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Mackool
  • Patent number: 10433923
    Abstract: A robotic arm for a minimally invasive surgical system includes a parallel spherical five-bar linkage adapted to spherically rotationally move a robotic surgical tool coupled to the parallel five-bar spherical linkage about a remote center of spherical rotation. The five-bar spherical linkage is posed in only a range of compact poses. A constraint limits the parallel five-bar spherical linkage to only the range of compact poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce M. Schena
  • Patent number: 10420468
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus that is capable of presenting navigation information for ophthalmic surgery at high speed and with high precision. [Solving Means] An information processing apparatus according to the present technology includes a magnification acquisition unit and an image generation unit. The magnification acquisition unit acquires a magnification of a target image with respect to a reference image, the reference image being an image of an eye to be treated, the target image being an image of the eye picked up at a time different from an imaging time of the reference image. The image generation unit generates a navigation image including navigation information for guiding treatment of the eye on the basis of the magnification acquired by the magnification acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Takahashi, Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Tatsumi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 10405971
    Abstract: An intraocular lens insertion device which dramatically reduces the possibility that a plunger damages an intraocular lens, and which can safely and surely insert an intraocular lens into an eye is provided. An intraocular lens insertion unit comprises a lens disposing part for disposing an intraocular lens, a plunger for pushing out the intraocular lens disposed at the lens disposing part, a transition part for deforming the intraocular lens pushed out by the plunger, and a nozzle for ejecting the deformed intraocular lens. The plunger has a lens contact part for contacting the outer edge of the intraocular lens, and a protrusive part for pushing the lens contact part downward the intraocular lens by the deformation of the intraocular lens, both lens contact part and protrusive part are provided at the leading end of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Someya, Takashi Ichinohe, Kazunori Kudo
  • Patent number: 10398300
    Abstract: A method for generating a radial alignment guide for an eye includes collecting preoperative alignment data relative to a pupil from an eye that is not dilated. The method also includes locating a pupil center of the eye while dilated. The method further includes displaying the alignment data on an image of the dilated eye relative to the pupil center. In particular embodiments, software embodied in a computer-readable medium is executable by a processor to perform the steps of such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ilias Levis, Katariina Lahti, Boris Nalibotski
  • Patent number: 10390941
    Abstract: An IOL injection device comprises a tubular housing with a plunger longitudinally disposed within the tubular housing. The device is configured so that when the plunger is translated towards the front of the device, its tip engages an intraocular lens insertion cartridge mounted at or near the front end of the housing. The IOL injection device further comprises a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to perform the steps of advancing the plunger to a critical point at which an axial compressive force on the lens suddenly increases, retracting the plunger from the critical point to a sufficient distance for material of the intraocular lens to relax, pausing to allow the material of the intraocular lens to relax, advancing the plunger to the critical point a second time, and continuing to advance the plunger beyond the critical point to implant the intraocular lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: David A. Downer, Tu Cam Tran
  • Patent number: 10390940
    Abstract: An intraocular lens insertion device which dramatically reduces the possibility that a plunger damages an intraocular lens, and which can safely and surely insert an intraocular lens into an eye is provided. An intraocular lens insertion unit comprises a lens disposing part for disposing an intraocular lens, a plunger for pushing out the intraocular lens disposed at the lens disposing part, a transition part for deforming the intraocular lens pushed out by the plunger, and a nozzle for ejecting the deformed intraocular lens. The plunger has a lens contact part for contacting the outer edge of the intraocular lens, and a protrusive part for pushing the lens contact part downward the intraocular lens by the deformation of the intraocular lens, both lens contact part and protrusive part are provided at the leading end of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Someya, Takashi Ichinohe, Kazunori Kudo
  • Patent number: 10390856
    Abstract: Surgical introducers aid surgeons in the implantation of medical devices. The introducer provides support and an even distribution of force for ease of insertion and prevention of damage to the medical device while protecting the tissue into which the device is implanted. A representative embodiment includes or consists of a locking device, a pair of forceps, a specially configured and/or angled head with a seat for the device to be implanted, and a gripping area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MINIPUMPS, LLC
    Inventors: Michelle Journey, Sean Caffey, Mark Humayun, John Huculak
  • Patent number: 10368912
    Abstract: A fluid management system for use with a fluid reservoir includes an inflow pump and an outflow pump. The inflow pump is connectable to a probe for delivering a distention fluid to a body cavity. The outflow pump removes the distention fluid through the same probe, thus establishing a re-circulating volume of distention fluid within the body cavity. The removed fluid is filtered and returned to a fluid reservoir for eventual recycling to the body cavity. A controller adjusts the flow rates of the inflow pump and the outflow pump to maintain a pre-selected fluid pressure or volume within the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Csaba Truckai, Aaron Germain, Kyle Klein, John H. Shadduck, Michael D. Walker, Benedek Orczy-Timko, Balazs Lesko
  • Patent number: 10299809
    Abstract: A two phase method for reducing the formation of biofilm includes an evacuation of ambient air from a region about the surgical or treatment site, to extract airborne or aerosolized bacteria ejected from the site by the treatment. The extracted bacteria are prevented from settling back onto the cleansed tissue surface, thus at least reducing colonial bacteriological growth and concomitantly exuded biofilm material. A second phase involves the attachment of one or more ultrasonic transducers to the patient over or near a surgical treatment site after the surgery is terminated. Each applied ultrasonic transducer is used to vibrate the patient's tissues at the treatment site to disrupt biofilm formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MISONIX, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Mikus, Scott Isola, Dan Voic, Scott Ludecker, Alexander Darian
  • Patent number: 10286107
    Abstract: A shape memory polymer (SMP) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a Tg between 10° C. and 60° C., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum. The intraocular lens is then rolled at a temperature above Tg of the SMP material. The intraocular device is radially compressed within a die to a diameter of less than or equal to 1.8 mm while maintaining the temperature above Tg. The compressed intraocular lens device may be inserted through an incision less than 2 mm wide in a cornea or sclera or other anatomical structure. The lens can be inserted into the capsular bag, the ciliary sulcus, or other cavity through the incision. The SMP can substantially achieve refractive index values of greater than or equal to 1.45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Malik Y. Kahook, Naresh Mandava, Robin Shandas, Bryan Rech, Michael D. Lowery, Daniel Urbaniak
  • Patent number: 10286105
    Abstract: A shape memory polymer (SMP) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a Tg between 10° C. and 60° C., inclusive, de minimiz or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum. The intraocular lens is then rolled at a temperature above Tg of the SMP material. The intraocular device is radially compressed within a die to a diameter of less than or equal to 1.8 mm while maintaining the temperature above Tg. The compressed intraocular lens device may be inserted through an incision less than 2 mm wide in a cornea or sclera or other anatomical structure. The lens can be inserted into the capsular bag, the ciliary sulcus, or other cavity through the incision. The SMP can substantially achieve refractive index values of greater than or equal to 1.45.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Malik Y. Kahook, Naresh Mandava, Robin Shandas, Bryan Rech
  • Patent number: 10271944
    Abstract: A hook portion 4 is provided which is formed so as to extend from base portions 21a of the ciliary processes 21 along the outer surfaces of the ciliary processes 21 via anterior end portions 21b of the ciliary processes 21 to base portions 21c at the opposite side. A leg portion 3 extending from the hook portion 4 toward the visual axis C is connected to the hook portion 4, and a lens 2 to be mounted in the eye of the patient is supported by the leg portion 3. The lens 2 is held in the eye of the patient in a state where the hook portion 4 is hooked or fitted to the ciliary processes 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHUKYO MEDICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Kazuo Ichikawa, Norihiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10258508
    Abstract: A device comprising: an elongated head having a distal end formed by an elongated edge of a cutting blade positioned in parallel with an elongated edge of a control blade, wherein the elongated edges of the respective control and cutting blades are separated by a uniform gap forming the distal opening to a channel running from an anterior end to a posterior end of the head, wherein the elongated edge of the cutting blade extends distally beyond the elongated edge of the control blade providing a height differential between the edge of the cutting blade and the edge of the control blade, wherein the edge of the cutting blade is sharp and configured to cut a bodily tissue, and wherein the edge of the control blade is dull and forms a barrier that limits the depth of penetration of the edge of the cutting blade into the bodily tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ORCA SURGICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Yariv Bar-On
  • Patent number: 10251747
    Abstract: A tissue holding assembly for endothelial implantation comprising an open frame having legs for engaging a stem, such that said frame is insertable between a stroma and a Descemet's membrane, said frame being coated with a biological adhesive for adhering to a perimeter of a section of the Descemet's membrane to adhere the section of the Descemet's membrane to the frame for surgical separation of said section by cutting therearound, wherein said frame further comprises a heating element around its inner perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: E.K.—D.D.S. LTD.
    Inventors: Joshua Ben Nun, Natan Galperin
  • Patent number: 10244921
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide apparatus for facilitating endoscopic resection of tissue. The apparatus comprises proximal and distal barrels. The proximal barrel is adapted to be coupled to an endoscope. A cutting member is disposed within a lumen of the distal barrel and configured to resect a segment of tissue. In one embodiment, a central longitudinal axis of the proximal barrel is radially offset from a central longitudinal axis of the distal barrel, thereby allowing the cutting member to be centered relative to the working lumen of the endoscope. Additionally, the cutting member may comprise at least one viewing window that permits endoscopic visualization of tissue distal to the distal barrel when the cutting member is disposed within the distal barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Tyler E. McLawhorn
  • Patent number: 10231870
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for performing an ophthalmic procedure in an eye are disclosed. The devices include a hand-held portion and a distal, elongate member coupled to the hand-held portion having a lumen operatively coupled to a vacuum source. A drive mechanism operatively coupled to the elongate member is configured to oscillate the elongate member. When in use, the device is configured to aspirate ocular material from the eye through the lumen. The drive mechanism retracts the elongate member with a retraction speed profile and advances the elongate member with an extension speed profile. The retraction speed profile is different from the extension speed profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: IanTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke W. Clauson, Michael P. Schaller
  • Patent number: 10232153
    Abstract: A therapeutic instrument (20), includes: a support member (25) having a tongue-shaped supporting portion (50) for supporting a sheet-like therapeutic agent; a nozzle member (23) having a cylindrical portion (30) in which the supporting portion (50) supporting the therapeutic agent can be housed, and having an opening (34) through which the supporting portion (50) can be loaded and unloaded in/from a tip of the cylindrical portion (30); a syringe unit (22) that acts a positive pressure in the cylindrical portion (30) for pushing-out the therapeutic agent housed in the cylindrical portion (30) together with the supporting portion (50) to outside the cylindrical portion (30) through the opening (34); and a water flow forming part including a plurality of protrusions (53) formed on a surface of the supporting portion (50) so as to form a water flow at a place where the supporting portion (50) and the therapeutic agent are facing each other, when a medical water is fed into the cylindrical portion (30) in a state
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Osaka University, Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kohji Nishida, Takeshi Soma, Yusuke Goto, Kikuo Mitomo
  • Patent number: 10226328
    Abstract: Intraocular lens (IOL) insertion apparatus and methods of use are provided and described herein. An example IOL insertion apparatus may include a handpiece body having a distal tip, a deployment chamber having an opening at a distal end of the handpiece body, and a deployment system disposed within the handpiece body. The deployment system can include a deployment carriage movable between proximal and distal positions within the handpiece body and a deployment plunger with a proximal end secured to the deployment carriage and a distal end to engage a folded IOL. The insertion apparatus may further include a damping feature protruding from a wall of the deployment chamber or a portion of the deployment system. The first damping feature may be positioned and arranged to increase a resistance to movement of the deployment system along a portion of a path traveled thereby between the proximal and distal positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Asif Fayyaz, Jian Liu, Sudarshan B. Singh
  • Patent number: 10219832
    Abstract: A device for penetrating tissue is provided that has a driving actuator with a body and motor shaft that is reciprocated. A coupler is attached to the motor shaft, and a key engages the driving actuator and coupler and limits rotational motion of the motor shaft and permits linear motion of the motor shaft. A penetrating member is carried by the coupler, and linear motion of the motor shaft is translated to the penetrating member to linearly reciprocate the penetrating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Actuated Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger B. Bagwell, Ryan S. Clement, Andrew J. Meehan, Casey A. Scruggs, Ryan M. Sheehan, Maureen L. Mulvihill
  • Patent number: 10206815
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an injector for an intraocular lens, whereby it is possible to easily set a lens support part to an appropriate position on a lens holder, and to safely carry out insertion work. A lens holder (404) is provided with a base part (441), a release-side guide part (442), and a passing part (443). A concave part (450) for housing the tip of a first lens support part (92) is formed on the release-side guide part (442). The concave part (450) holds the first lens support part (92) above the passing part (443). The release-side guide part (442) guides the first lens support part (92) along the circumference of an optical part (91).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Yamada, Katsuyuki Ueno, Takashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10188507
    Abstract: An intraocular lens injection system, a controller to control an intraocular lens injection device, a method for controlling an intraocular lens injection instrument, and a program therefor for preferably injecting an intraocular lens are provided. A push-out member including a drive part to push out a soft intraocular lens by the drive part, an observation member to obtain an observed image of the intraocular lens pushed out by the push-out member, and a determination member to determine a drive parameter of the drive part based on the observed image are provided. The intraocular lens includes an optical part and a support part to support the optical part in a patient's eye, and the determination member determines the drive parameter according to at least a shape of the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 10182833
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of applying ultrasonic energy to a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises positioning an ultrasound radiating member at a treatment site within a patient's vasculature. The method further comprises activating the ultrasound radiating member to produce pulses of ultrasonic energy at a cycle period T?1 second. The acoustic parameters such as peak power, pulse width, pulse repetition frequency and frequency or any combination of them can be varied non-linearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Azita Soltani, Kim R. Volz
  • Patent number: 10182906
    Abstract: An intraocular lens inserter can include an energy storage portion, an actuator portion that provides temperature compensation, and a lens support portion. The energy storage portion can include a compressible energy storage device, such as a compressible fluid, springs, and other devices. The inserter can include an actuator portion operating with a substantially incompressible fluid. The actuator can be configured to provide an operator with control over the release of pressurized fluid so as to move a plunger for the discharge of a lens from an intraocular lens cartridge, discharge of the lens being limited based at least in part on pressure feedback from the pressurized fluid due temperature increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Alcon Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jack R. Auld, John C. Huculak, Matthew McCawley, Matthew Flowers
  • Patent number: 10136989
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a prosthetic capsular bag and method for inserting the same. The prosthetic capsular bag helps to maintain the volume of the natural capsular bag, thereby stabilizing the effective lens position of an IOL so that refractive outcomes may be improved with cataract surgery. The prosthetic capsular bag further provides an integrated refractive surface, providing a means for experimentally determining an effective lens position prior to inserting an IOL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Omega Ophthalmics LLC
    Inventor: Gary N. Wortz
  • Patent number: 10136913
    Abstract: Devices for removing implanted objects from body vessels are provided. A device includes a sheath assembly having a cutting tip. The cutting tip includes a cutting surface that is adapted to cut tissue coupled to an implanted object as the cutting tip rotates. The sheath assembly further includes an outer shield carried outside of the cutting tip. The outer shield includes a distal opening, and the outer shield is translatable relative to the cutting tip from a first position to a second position and vice versa. In the first position the cutting surface of the cutting tip is disposed within the outer shield, and in the second position the cutting tip extends through the distal opening and the cutting surface is at least partially disposed outside of the outer shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Spectranetics Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth P. Grace, Weston H. Lee, Brian E. Kagarise, Bruce A. Hoo, Robert Carver, Peter Wilbur Gleason, Phillip Charles Halbert
  • Patent number: 10117703
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method is provided herein of marking a patient's eye for reference during a toric lens implantation procedure. The method includes providing an electrocautery device having a handle, a shaft extending from the handle, and a tip defined at the terminus of the shaft. The handle is elongated and extends along a longitudinal axis with the shaft being bent or curved such that the tip is spaced from, and not aligned with, the longitudinal axis. The method further includes using the electrocautery device to cauterize one or more points on the patient's eye, the points being located as reference marks for placement of the toric lens. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a device is used having a bent or curved shaft which may better accommodate the curvature of a patient's eye while marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BEAVER-VISITEC INTERNATIONAL (US), INC.
    Inventors: Robert H. Osher, Collin Alexander Murray
  • Patent number: 10117775
    Abstract: An injector folding and injecting a flexible intraocular lens into the eye of a patient is described. The injector is configured to be loaded with the intraocular lens, and optionally, an aqueous solution, before the injector and lens are sterilized. The injector includes a lens compartment that is configured to prevent leakage of the aqueous fluid from the lens compartment caused by autoclaving/sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: STAAR Surgical Company
    Inventors: Vijay Gulati, Sushanth Alagiasingam
  • Patent number: 10105157
    Abstract: A device and method for intravascular dissection of a body lumen, and particularly a blood vessel wall, is disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology, for example, is directed toward a tubular elongated member having a lumen therethrough, wherein the elongated member includes a distal region configured to be positioned within a blood vessel wall. The distal region can include an angled distal face having a distal-most edge configured to puncture the vessel wall and a proximal-most edge. The member can include an exit port fluidly coupled to the lumen, and positioned along the distal face between the distal-most edge and the proximal-most edge. A central longitudinal axis of the exit port can be offset from a central longitudinal axis of the elongated member such that the exit port is closer to the distal-most edge than the proximal-most edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: InterVene, Inc.
    Inventors: Fletcher T. Wilson, David Batten, Zachary J. Malchano, Antonio Rosales, Eivind Osnes
  • Patent number: 10092308
    Abstract: A two phase method for reducing the formation of biofilm includes an evacuation of ambient air from a region about the surgical or treatment site, to extract airborne or aerosolized bacteria ejected from the site by the treatment. The extracted bacteria are prevented from settling back onto the cleansed tissue surface, thus at least reducing colonial bacteriological growth and concomitantly exuded biofilm material. A second phase involves the attachment of one or more ultrasonic transducers to the patient over or near a surgical treatment site after the surgery is terminated. Each applied ultrasonic transducer is used to vibrate the patient's tissues at the treatment site to disrupt biofilm formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MISONIX, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Mikus, Scott Isola, Dan Voic, Scott Ludecker, Alexander Darian
  • Patent number: 10080648
    Abstract: Modular IOL removal systems and methods that cut an optic portion of an intraocular in a single motion such to facilitate removal of the optic portion from an eye through an incision, for example a corneal incision, without increasing the size of the corneal incision. Various cutting tools having one or more blades may be utilized. The cut intraocular lens may have one continuous cut or be cut into multiple smaller pieces. The single cutting step may apply balanced forces and torque to avoid damaging the surrounding eye anatomy, reducing the risk of trauma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: ClarVista Medical, Inc., The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Malik Y. Kahook, Glenn Sussman, Paul McLean, Andrew Thomas Schieber
  • Patent number: 10039668
    Abstract: An exemplary ocular implant insertion system includes a case and a preloaded ocular implant insertion apparatus. The apparatus includes first and second movable structures that move the ocular implant in a predetermined sequence. The respective configurations of the case and the ocular implant insertion apparatus are such that the ocular implant insertion apparatus is not removable from the case when the ocular implant insertion apparatus is in the pre-use state and is removable after the first movable structure has moved at least a portion of the optical implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Kazunori Kudo, Masahiro Noda
  • Patent number: 10022217
    Abstract: A cartridge for an intraocular lens insertion device is disclosed. An example cartridge may include an intraocular lens insertion cartridge body having a distal end and a proximal end and configured to receive an intraocular lens for insertion into a patient's eye through an incision; the intraocular lens insertion cartridge body having an inner surface comprising at least one polymeric material having a hardness greater than about 50D and an elongation at break greater than about 150%; the inner surface of the intraocular lens insertion cartridge body defining an at least partially tapering insertion pathway disposed within the intraocular lens insertion cartridge body and extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the intraocular lens insertion cartridge body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: JOHNSON & JOHNSON SURGICAL VISION, INC.
    Inventors: Mark S. Cole, Can B. Hu, Kevin R. Springer
  • Patent number: 10022179
    Abstract: A bipolar medical device for extracting tissue including a handle, and an outer tube projecting from the handle, the outer tube extending along a longitudinal axis and including a proximal end connected with the housing and a distal end spaced from the proximal end. The medical device includes a split tube disposed within the outer tube, the split tube having a distal end including a first cutting element and an opposing second cutting element, a motor coupled with the split tube for selectively rotating the split tube and the first and second cutting elements about the longitudinal axis, and an electrosurgical generator coupled with the split tube, whereby the first cutting element is connectable with a first pole of the electrosurgical generator and the second element is connectable with a second pole of the electrosurgical generator for passing electrical current between the first and second cutting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Feinberg, Mosaddeq Hossain
  • Patent number: 10010409
    Abstract: IOL (intraocular lens) injector (1) for introducing an IOL (100) into the eye, comprising: an injector body (2); a cavity (4) for holding the IOL (100) comprising a leading haptic (100b) and a trailing haptic (100c); a cartridge (5) ending at a distal end (5c) in an injection nozzle (5a); the injector body (2), the cavity (4) and the cartridge (5) having a channel (6) extending in axial direction (P); and an axially movable pushing plunger (7) being placed in the channel (6) of the injector body (2) for pushing the IOL (100) in axial direction (P) out of the cavity (4) and into the cartridge (5) and the injection nozzle (5a), wherein a folding plunger (8) is arranged in the channel (6) and is extending in axial direction (P), parallel to the pushing plunger (7); and wherein the cavity (4) comprises a trailing haptic rest (4c) for defining the direction of the trailing haptic (100c) of an IOL (100) arrange in the cavity (4), such that the folding plunger (8) when moved in axial direction (P) hits the trailing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ATTINGER TECHNIK AG
    Inventor: Jürg Attinger