Eye Patents (Class 606/204.25)
  • Patent number: 10942354
    Abstract: A monocular image display device includes a virtual image former to display an image in front of one eye of a user and a primary light amount adjuster being in front of another eye of the user. The primary light amount adjuster is disposed closer to the one eye of the user than an optical axis of the another eye of the user is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuo Katano, Shigenobu Hirano, Ikue Kawashima, Kenji Kameyama, Takashi Maki, Yuuto Gotoh, Shiroh Ikegami, Qing Liang
  • Patent number: 10932765
    Abstract: Methods and devices of tissue attachment with one or more tissue layers being attached using an adhesive to bone or other tissue layers including moving skin and surrounding tissues of the face or any other body part in relationship to the bone or cartilage structures below thus effecting a “skin tightening” or lifting procedure. Methods and devices for minimally invasively locating a precise tissue layer, repositioning the tissue layer in relation to the surrounding tissue layers, creating a specific potential space, delivering an adhesive material within the tissue and depositing an amount of adhesive/sealant material to allow for tissue adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CUFIX, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Zelickson, Mark Rydell, Al Zelickson
  • Patent number: 10278902
    Abstract: A method of cosmetically modifying the appearance of the outline of the eye, the method including the step consisting in applying at least one patch on the movable upper eyelid, the application face of the patch having a predefined non-plane shape with multi-directional curvature, or at least one patch made of a material suitable for responding to stress by deforming in non-elastic manner as to take up multi-directional curvature on the eyelid and conserve the curvature when the stress ceases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Nathalie Jager Lezer, Henri Samain, Vincent De Laforcade
  • Patent number: 10064547
    Abstract: A new vision test, incorporating textual and non-textual elements in an image, is configured to demonstrate the effects of low cylinder astigmatism and other sources of blur on visual quality. The elements are designed to be noticeable, relevant, important and engaging. The new vision test may be utilized to supplement conventional vision testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Jonathan Hansen, Ross Franklin, Andy Milton, Ben Rose, Michael Murphy
  • Patent number: 10010475
    Abstract: A system for treating amblyopia through the visual stimulation of the brain through a predetermined regime is provided. The system for treating amblyopia comprises a headmountable visual content display device, a controller unit, a visual content source, a data storage device, a graphic processing unit and an audio source. A protocol useful for treating amblyopia by visual stimulation of the brain is also provided. A predetermined regime useful for treating amblyopia by stimulation of the brain is additionally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Visior Technologies, LTD
    Inventors: Ilan Vadai, Yuval Avni
  • Patent number: 9463112
    Abstract: A carrier is sized and configured for placement in or on a tissue region. The carrier includes at least one interior compartment. At least one ferromagnetic material is carried within the compartment. The compartment and the ferromagnetic material are mutually sized and configured to allow movement of the ferromagnetic material within the compartment in response to magnetic interaction with a magnetic material located outside the carrier. The magnetic interaction can include either a magnetic attracting force or a magnetic repelling force. The carrier can be used in association with a source of magnetism sized and configured for placement in or on a tissue region outside the carrier for magnetic interaction with the ferromagnetic material carried within the compartment, e.g., to stabilize the orientation of a tissue region within an airway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Andres D. Tomas, Ryan P. Boucher, Edward M. Gillis, Scott A. McGill, Lionel M. Nelson, Joe Paraschac
  • Publication number: 20140364898
    Abstract: Non-surgical therapeutic methods and devices for the treatment of myopia are presented. The eyeball of a patient suffering from myopia is elongated causing refracted light to fall onto a spot in-front of the retina. Studies have shown that the reshaping of the cornea (i.e. through contact lenses or laser surgery) improves the vision of patients. Methods and devices proposed herein mainly target restoring the proper eyeball shape in order to allow the refracted light to fall on the retina, and providing a treatment regime for a patient suffering from myopia to apply a mild but sustained pressure to one or two eyeballs for a sustained period of time. The patient may repeat this process multiple times as needed until their vision improves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence Shengzhe Wang
  • Patent number: 8747433
    Abstract: An oculopression device (10) including a mass portion (11) for application of gravity assisted force onto a patient's eye; and a timer component (12) as part of the device to time the application of the mass portion to the patient's eye to prevent application for a duration sufficient to restrict ocular circulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Oryx Holdings Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: John Edward Taske
  • Publication number: 20130238015
    Abstract: Assemblies and methods for modifying an intraocular pressure of a patient's one or both eyes are disclosed. The assemblies and methods can be used to treat, inhibit, or prevent ocular conditions such as glaucoma, high intraocular pressure, optic disc edema, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, zero-gravity induced papilledema, and other optic pressure related conditions. An assembly can include a goggle including at least one cavity, a pump in fluid communication with the at least one cavity, and a control mechanism. The control mechanism can be operatively coupled to the pump and can maintain a target pressure or target pressure range in the at least one cavity, which, when the assembly is worn by a patient, is the area between a patient's eye(s) and wall surfaces of the goggle. Controlling the pressure over the outer surfaces of the patient's eye(s) can drive a desired change in the intraocular pressure of the eye(s).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: John Berdahl, Richard Cornelius
  • Publication number: 20120239079
    Abstract: A mechanism for releasing an eye strip from a backing material card is described. The backing material card includes a movable flap that releases a right and/or left undamaged end of a strip (for right or left hand preference) into free space in order to conveniently lift the strip off the backing material, preferably between the user's thumb and index fmger, for proper orientation and placement on the eyelid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel E. Cohen, Steven Thomas Winkler
  • Patent number: 8147467
    Abstract: A device enables a patient to perform non-invasive punctal occlusion by applying firm pressure to the skin external to the lacrimal canaliculi during the administration of eyedrop medicine, for the purpose of prolonging the medicine retention time. The device of this invention may be adjusted to fit the nasal aspect of the orbital rims where the lacrimal canaliculi are located. The pressure to be applied on the lacrimal canaliculi is adjustable to meet the optimal pressure requirement. The device also has a visual reference attachment that provides visual referencing points for positioning the tip of the eyedrop bottle towards the eyes. This device enables a hands-free operation and does not interfere with the wearing of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventor: Stephen C Chen
  • Patent number: 8109964
    Abstract: Described is a device useful for applying compression to the eyes and regions under the eyes of a user. In one form, such a compression device includes a relatively elongate compression body combined with a strap for receipt around the head of a user. The relatively elongate compression body includes a central region for receipt over the face of a user, as well as flanking regions for receipt over the side of the face and the ears of the user, substantially encircling the head. Preferred devices include compression bodies having pockets containing compression inserts and positioned to contact the eyes and under-eye tissues of the user, desirably having openings in a location other than at an edge of the pockets, e.g. provided by a central slit. Compression inserts may include foam pads or conformable membrane shells encasing a flowable fluid or other substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventor: Richard A. Payne
  • Patent number: 7484510
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an attenuation device comprising a flexible housing and a medium capable of transformation to inflate the housing from the first configuration to the second configuration. Also disclose herein are methods of treating a patient, comprising: providing a self-inflating expandable attenuation device, containing a medium which is transformable from a first, reduced volume to a second, expanded volume; positioning the attenuation device within the patient at a treatment site; and transforming the medium from the first volume to the second volume. In one embodiment, a self-inflating expandable attenuation device is used to treat glaucoma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2009
    Assignee: Cascade Ophthalmics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Connors, William L. Pintauro, Sheila K. Wallin, John T. Kilcoyne, Hung H. Cao, Khoi M. Nguyen, Matthew T. Yurek
  • Publication number: 20080221613
    Abstract: An oculopression device (10) including a mass portion (11) for application of gravity assisted force onto a patient's eye; and a timer component (12) as part of the device to time the application of the mass portion to the patient's eye to prevent application for a duration sufficient to restrict ocular circulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventor: John Edward Taske
  • Patent number: 7402156
    Abstract: A counter pressure device for ophthalmic drug delivery. The device includes a handle and a head coupled to a distal end of the handle. The head comprises a curved, concave surface for contacting the conjunctiva and having a notch for removably receiving a cannula. The device minimizes or prevents drug reflux and facilitates drug placement during ophthalmic drug delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Alcon, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles C. Kiehlbauch, James E. Chastain, Daniel P. Leavitt, Randal L. Berardi
  • Patent number: 6918394
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device which prevents loud snoring and apnea during sleep so as not to cause discomfort to a user as much as possible. Stoppers 4 such as belts or straps having predetermined elasticity are attached to both right and left sides of a lower jaw fitting piece 3 which fits the both sides of the lower jaw, the lower jaw 2 is pushed forward via the lower jaw fitting piece 3 by setting and hanging the stoppers 4 on the nose or head of the face side, whereby occurrence of apnea and loud snoring during sleep is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignees: Medical treatment corporate judicial person Matsuda dentist's office
    Inventors: Narihiko Matsuda, Masayoshi Furuya
  • Patent number: 6748951
    Abstract: A first method for inhibiting snoring includes at least one layer of adhesive that is applied to a soft pallet to prevent vibration of the soft pallet. A second method employs a transdermal patch having an astringent or muscle-contracting drug thereon that is applied to the soft pallet. In a third method, the astringent or muscle-contracting drug is snorted by the user. In a fourth method, the astringent or muscle-contracting drug is applied to the soft pallet by an atomized nasal spray. In a fifth embodiment, a thin electrical device is positioned against the hard pallet in electrical communication with a pair of closely spaced apart electrodes that abut the soft pallet. A low, safe current between the electrodes stiffens the soft pallet and prevents it from fluttering. A denture-like device may be used to hold the thin electrical device in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Inventor: Bruno Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6193740
    Abstract: The eye pillows of the present invention, used for therapeutic treatment of a user's eye and accu-pressure points around the user's eye, each include a hollow shell formed of a pliable material, and a predetermined amount of particulate material having a predetermined weight contained in the shell. The amount and weight of the particulate material and the pliability of the shell are selected so that when the pillow is placed over a user's eye, the shell conforms to, fills in, and applies evenly distributed pressure to the eye socket around the user's eye, including evenly distributed pressure to accu-pressure points around the eye. The pillows can be individually applied, connected together with a strap or head band, or even removably or integrally attached to a larger pillow or mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Inventor: Andrea Janine Rodriguez