Ophthalmic Patents (Class 606/4)
  • Patent number: 11135091
    Abstract: A lens device for use in Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) procedures is provided. The lens device includes four internal reflectors, each having a reflector surface configured direct a laser beam pulse toward the trabecular meshwork region of a patient's eye. Each of the four internal reflectors is arranged to correspond to a particular quadrant of the patient's eye to enable the entire 360-degrees of the trabecular meshwork to be treated with laser pulses without rotation of the lens device. A method for performing an SLT procedure using the lens device is also provided. The method includes placing the lens device of the patient's eye, aligning the internal reflectors with the quadrants of the patient's eye, directing laser pulses through each internal reflector until the trabecular meshwork in each quadrant of the patient's eye has been treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: John A. McCall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11116664
    Abstract: Technologies are described for monitoring efficacy of laser treatment through cell lysis determination. Current methods for removing diseased tissue may include directing laser treatment toward cells in a treatment area. The laser treatment may induce lysis of the cells without any visual indication of the lysis occurring. According to some examples, a treatment system may direct a pair of laser pulses to cells in a treatment area. The treatment system may derive a first signal and a second signal based on a detected response to the first and second laser pulse within the pair. A signal processor, according to some examples, may determine a difference between the first signal and the second signal and may modify the laser treatment based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LUTRONIC VISION INC.
    Inventor: Seth Adrian Miller
  • Patent number: 11109910
    Abstract: A laser therapy device includes: a solid-state laser for a CW operation and including a pump source; and a controller for generating at least one first pulse of the laser in a first-pulse operation, the controller switching on the pump source to a pump power level S1 at least once during the first-pulse operation. A rise time E, after which the pump power level S1 of the pump source is attainable and starting from the time the pump source is switched on, is in a range of 50 ns to 350 ns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Manfred Dick, Rene Denner, Gerald Kunath-Fandrei
  • Patent number: 11110005
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an illuminated microsurgical instrument system includes a microsurgical instrument having a distally projecting tubular member arranged to perform a medical procedure. The tubular member has a distal tip and an outer surface, the outer surface having a flat surface formed therein. The instrument includes a sheath member surrounding a portion of the tubular member and extending toward the distal tip of the tubular member and an optical fiber extending along a length of the flat surface between the tubular member and the sheath member. The instrument may include an opening such as a slot in the distal end of the sheath member to direct exiting air away from the tip of the optical fiber. The instrument may further include a slack chamber, collar structure, and fiber guard member to support and guide the optical fiber to the distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Chenguang Diao, Mark Harrison Farley, Brian William McDonell, Alireza Mirsepassi, Michael J. Papac, Kambiz Parto, Ronald T. Smith, Barry L. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 11109938
    Abstract: Multi-fiber laser probes utilize relative motion of fibers and other laser probe elements to preserve small-gauge compatibility while providing for multi-spot beam deliver, or to provide for the selectively delivery of single-spot or multi-spot beam patterns. An example probe includes fibers having distal ends that are movable as a group onto a distal ramp element affixed to a distal end of a cannula, so that the distal ends of the fibers can be moved between a retracted position, in which the distal ends of the fibers are within the cannula or ramp element, and an extended position, in which distal ends of the fibers are guided by grooves or channels of the ramp so as to extend at least partially through external openings in the distal end of the laser probe and so as to be pointed angularly away from a longitudinal axis of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Jochen Horn, Alireza Mirsepassi, Chenguang Diao, Mark Harrison Farley, Ronald T. Smith
  • Patent number: 11112615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for generating a multiple spot during laser material processing. According to the present invention, the power distribution is selected by pushing at least a first mirror into the laser beam. The light beam always falls on only one side of the mirror, so that the mirror can be produced easily and economically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: II-VI DELAWARE INC.
    Inventors: Axel Heinrici, Goran Bjelajac
  • Patent number: 11103382
    Abstract: The invention provides an excimer laser system including a means for calibrating laser output to compensate for increased variation in laser optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ELT Sight, Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Junger, Markus Enders
  • Patent number: 11099642
    Abstract: Eye data is recorded and a visual impairment of an eye viewing a screen is determined. A correction value is determined based on the visual impairment, and a display connected to a personal computing device is adjusted based on the correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vaibhav Vijay Gadge, Ramakrishna Gorthi
  • Patent number: 11090191
    Abstract: An ophthalmological device for processing eye tissue comprises a laser source for generating a pulsed laser beam, a focusing optical unit for focusing a processing laser beam into the eye tissue, and a scanner system for deflecting the processing laser beam into the eye tissue. The ophthalmological device additionally comprises a beam splitting system disposed upstream of the scanner system and configured to generate the processing laser beam from the pulsed laser beam in such a way that the processing laser beam comprises two beam parts, wherein one of the beam parts is focused by the focusing optical unit onto the lower outer surface of a lenticule to be cut in the eye tissue, and the other beam part is focused onto the upper outer surface of the lenticule to be cut, such that both the lower and the upper outer surfaces are processed when the processing laser beam is deflected into the eye tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
    Inventor: Christian Rathjen
  • Patent number: 11083625
    Abstract: A system for laser ophthalmic surgery includes: a single laser source, under the operative control of a controller, configured to alternatively deliver a first treatment laser beam and a second treatment laser beam. The first treatment laser beam has a pulse energy of 10 to 500 ?J. The second pulsed laser beam has a second pulse energy of about 0.1 to 10 ?J, lower than the first treatment laser beam. An optical system focuses the first treatment laser beam to a first focal spot and directs the first focal spot in a first treatment pattern into a first intraocular target. The optical system also focuses the second treatment laser beam to a second focal spot and direct the second focal spot in a second treatment pattern into a second intraocular target. The first intraocular target and second intraocular target are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Schuele, Dan Andersen, Alexander Vankov, Phillip H. Gooding
  • Patent number: 11076993
    Abstract: A laser eye surgery system that has a patient interface between the eye and the laser system relying on suction to hold the interface to the eye. The patient interface may be a liquid-filled interface, with liquid used as a transmission medium for the laser. During a laser procedure various inputs are monitored to detect a leak. The inputs may include a video feed of the eye looking for air bubbles in the liquid medium, the force sensors on the patient interface that detect patient movement, and vacuum sensors directly sensing the level of suction between the patient interface and the eye. The method may include combining three monitoring activities with a Bayesian algorithm that computes the probabilities of an imminent vacuum loss event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Campos, Javier G. Gonzalez, Teresa G. Miller-Gadda
  • Patent number: 11071449
    Abstract: An ophthalmic surgical system includes an imaging unit configured to generate a fundus image of an eye and a depth imaging system configured to generate a depth-resolved image of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventor: Tammo Heeren
  • Patent number: 11058582
    Abstract: An imaging probe comprises a camera or endoscope with an external detector array, in which the probe is sized and shaped for surgical placement in an eye to image the eye from an interior of the eye during treatment. The imaging probe and a treatment probe 500 can be coupled together with a fastener or contained within a housing. The imaging probe and the treatment probe 500 can be sized and shaped to enter the eye through an incision in the cornea and image one or more of the ciliary body band or the scleral spur. The treatment probe 500 may comprise a treatment optical fiber or a surgical placement device to deliver an implant. A processor coupled to the detector can be configured with instructions to identify a location of one or more of the ciliary body band, the scleral spur, Schwalbe's line, or Schlemm's canal from the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Michael S. Berlin
  • Patent number: 11058583
    Abstract: As shown in the drawings for purposes of illustration, a method and system for making physical modifications to intraocular targets is disclosed. In varying embodiments, the method and system disclosed herein provide many advantages over the current standard of care. Specifically, linear absorption facilitated photodecomposition and linear absorption facilitated plasma generation to modify intraocular tissues and synthetic intraocular lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Schuele, Dan Anderson
  • Patent number: 11051983
    Abstract: A laser system is calibrated with a tomography system capable of measuring locations of structure within an optically transmissive material such as a tissue of an eye. Alternatively or in combination, the tomography system can be used to track the location of the eye and adjust the treatment in response to one or more of the location or an orientation of the eye. In many embodiments, in situ calibration and tracking of an optically transmissive tissue structure such as an eye can be provided. The optically transmissive material may comprise one or more optically transmissive structures of the eye, or a non-ocular optically transmissive material such as a calibration gel in a container or an optically transmissive material of a machined part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Woodley, Javier Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11033431
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention generally relate to ophthalmic laser procedures and, more particularly, to systems and methods for creating synchronized three-dimensional laser incisions. 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 synchronize an oscillation of the XY-scan device and an oscillation of the Z-device to form an angled three-dimensional laser tissue dissection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Fu, Patrick De Guzman, Robert Heitel, Alireza Malek Tabrizi
  • Patent number: 11033432
    Abstract: A method for producing a cut surface in a transparent material using optical radiation. A laser device separates the material using optical radiation and includes an optical unit focusing the radiation along an optical axis into an image field defining an image-field size. A focal position is adjusted transversely along the axis, producing a cut surface extending substantially parallel to the axis and, in projection along the axis, is a curve having a maximum extent. The focus is displaced by adjustment of the focal position along a trajectory curve lying in the cut surface. The cut surface has a maximum extent which is greater than the image-field size. The focal position is moved transverse to the axis along the curve. The image field is displaced transversely, and the focal position is adjusted in an oscillating fashion along the axis on the curve between an upper and lower axial focus position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Evangelos Papastathopoulos, Gregor Stobrawa, Mark Bischoff
  • Patent number: 11026860
    Abstract: Optical scanning system and method for performing therapy on trabecular meshwork of a patient's eye, including a light source for producing alignment and therapeutic light, a scanning device for deflecting the alignment and therapeutic light to produce an alignment therapeutic patterns of the alignment and therapeutic light, and an ophthalmic lens assembly for placement over a patient's eye that includes a reflective optical element for reflecting the light patterns onto the trabecular meshwork of the patient's eye. The reflective optical element can be a continuous annular mirror (e.g. smooth or with multiple facets) to image the entire trabecular meshwork, or a reflective optical element that moves in coordination with the deflection of the beam. Visualization of the alignment and therapeutic patterns of light on the eye can be implemented by reflection thereof off a visualization mirror that transmits a portion of light emanating from the trabecular meshwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: IRIDEX
    Inventors: Dan E. Andersen, David H. Mordaunt, Michael W. Wiltberger
  • Patent number: 11026837
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided to deliver microporation medical treatments to improve biomechanics, wherein the system includes a laser for generating a beam of laser radiation on a treatment-axis not aligned with a patient's visual-axis, operable for use in subsurface ablative medical treatments to create an array pattern of micropores that improves biomechanics. The array pattern of micropores is at least one of a radial pattern, a spiral pattern, a phyllotactic pattern, or an asymmetric pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ACE VISION GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: AnnMarie Hipsley
  • Patent number: 10986071
    Abstract: A method that includes receiving patient-generated event data over a network from a patient device associated with a patient having an active digital therapy prescription for treating an underlying disease or disorder. The patient-generated event data is encrypted by the patient device and includes at least one timestamped event related to the active digital therapy prescription. In response to receiving the patient-generated event data, the method includes decrypting, anonymizing, and storing the anonymized patient-generated event data on memory hardware. The method further includes receiving a patient record request over the network from a healthcare provider (HCP) system that requests the patient-generated event data and includes an authentication token. In response to receiving the patient record request, the method includes retrieving and encrypting the anonymized patient-generated event data from the memory hardware using the authentication token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Pear Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian McFarland, Davina Pallone, Jason F. Ma, Daniel Barbosa, Phu Trinh
  • Patent number: 10973688
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser surgical system uses a confocal detector assembly to continuously detect a confocal signal during laser treatment, and based on the confocal signal, detects in real time a loss of tissue contact with the patient interface (PI) output surface. The detection is partly based on the change of reflectivity at the PI output surface when the optical interface changes from a lens-tissue interface to a lens-air interface. The behavior of the confocal signal upon loss of tissue contact is dependent on the treatment laser scan pattern being performed at the time of tissue contact loss. Thus, different confocal signal analysis algorithms are applied to detect tissue contact loss during different scans, such as the bed cut and side cut for a corneal flap. The real time confocal signal may also be used during eye docking to detect the establishment of tissue contact with the PI output surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Harvey I. Liu, Mohammad Saidur Rahaman, Hong Fu, Griffith E. Altmann
  • Patent number: 10966864
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for interfacing an ophthalmic surgical laser system with a patient's eye using a single-piece patient interface (PI). The PI includes a hollow shell, with an applanation lens and a flexible skirt at its lower end. Through channels are formed around the applanation lens to connect the spaces above and below the lens. When the PI is coupled to the laser system and the eye, the upper rim of the shell forms a seal with the laser system and the flexible skirt forms a seal with the eye. A vacuum is applied to the interior of the shell via a vacuum port on the laser system, and the vacuum is communicated to the space enclosed by the applanation lens, the skirt and the eye through the channels around the lens. A magnetic mechanism is also provided to hold the PI shell to the laser system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Jose L. Garcia, Roger W. Accurso, Daryl Wong, Zenon Witowski
  • Patent number: 10959882
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a system for performing refractive treatment of an eye comprises a laser, a printer, and a computer. The laser emits a laser beam to prepare the eye for the refractive treatment. The printer prints material onto a print area of a target. The printer comprises a printer head and a printer controller. The printer head directs the material onto the print area, and the printer controller moves the printer head to direct the material onto a specific location of the print area. The computer comprises a memory and processors. The memory stores instructions for a pattern for the target. The pattern is designed to provide the refractive treatment for the eye. The processors instruct the printer controller to move the printer head to print the material onto the print area according to the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Schmid, Berndt Warm
  • Patent number: 10945884
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a pulsed laser system including a laser source that generates a laser beam, a scanner that controls the location of a beam focal point of the laser beam and also the location of a photodisruption formed at the beam focal point in a cornea of an eye, a computer that generates instructions to the laser source and scanner to direct the formation of a regular photodisruption pattern in the cornea, and a noise source that disturbs the location of each photodisruption to cause an irregular photodisruption pattern to form in the cornea, such that diffraction of light by the cornea after formation of the photodisruption pattern is decreased or avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Martin
  • Patent number: 10928977
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a touch screen and a method of controlling a medical apparatus by using the mobile terminal are provided. The method may include displaying, in response to determining that at least one medical apparatus is within a certain range from the mobile terminal based on location information of the at least one medical apparatus, at least one piece of identification information that corresponds to the at least one medical apparatus, detecting a user input for selecting first identification information from the at least one piece of identification information, and displaying, in response to a user input, a user interface for controlling a first medical apparatus that corresponds to the first identification information, on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongjyh Hsieh, Jong-pil Kim, Su-jin Kim, Woong Lee
  • Patent number: 10912678
    Abstract: A laser indirect ophthalmoscope (LIO) apparatus for photomedical treatment and/or diagnosis is presented. The LIO apparatus allows multiple spot ophthalmic surgery to be performed in a wider range of patient positions and less intrusively than currently available methods. The LIO apparatus utilizes a separate or integral beam multiplier that generates one or more optical beams via spatial and/or temporal separation, and an optical system that conditions and directs the one or more optical beams to a target to form a pattern. The LIO apparatus includes a headset, and is therefore wearable by the user (e.g., a physician).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOPCON MEDICAL LASER SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Dan E. Andersen, David H. Mordaunt
  • Patent number: 10905592
    Abstract: An ophthalmic system may comprise an imaging device having a field of view oriented toward the eye of the patient; a patient interface housing defining a passage therethrough, having a distal end coupled to one or more seals configured to be directly engaged with one or more surfaces of the eye of the patient, and wherein the proximal end is configured to be coupled to the patient workstation such that at least a portion of the field of view of the imaging device passes through the passage; and two or more registration fiducials coupled to the patient interface housing in a predetermined geometric configuration relative to the patient interface housing within the field of view of the imaging device such that they may be imaged by the imaging device in reference to predetermined geometric markers on the eye of the patient which may also be imaged by the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Gooding, Michael Wiltberger, Christine Beltran, Jonathan H. Talamo
  • Patent number: 10881550
    Abstract: Provided are multi-wavelength phototherapy devices, systems and methods for the treatment of a disorder or disease, including multi-wavelength low level light therapy (“PBM”), in particular to multi-wavelength PBM and other phototherapy systems and methods for improving functionality in and/or restoring functionality to a cell and/or tissue through the coordinated and targeted delivery to the cell or tissue of two or more doses of light having distinct wavelengths, wherein the two or more doses of light, when delivered in a coordinated fashion, can stimulate the activity of two or more light sensitive factors that, when activated, provide and/or enhance a desired target cell functionality. Ophthalmic phototherapy devices, systems, and treatment methods to expose an eye to selected multi-wavelengths of light to promote the healing of damaged or diseased eye tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LumiThera, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark E Tedford, Scott DeLapp, Scott Bradley
  • Patent number: 10874298
    Abstract: A method of correcting wavefront aberrations of an eye includes determining a high precision conventional intrastromal corneal ablation profile based on a direct removal of the intrastromal corneal tissue. An expanded ablation volume profile is constructed based on the direct tissue removal profile and the expanded tissue volume is to be ablated instead to correct to the wavefront aberrations. The thickness of the ablated profile of a conventional ablation profile is expanded by an expansion factor (Nc?1)/(Nm?Nc), Nc is the index of refraction of the cornea and Nm the index of fill material. An expanded ablation volume filled with the fill material produces the effect of correcting wavefront aberrations as if a much smaller tissue volume were ablated without the fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Shui T. Lai
  • Patent number: 10842565
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for locating anatomical features in the skin based on analysis of reflected light, and treating the located anatomical features using high-energy light. A labeling agent can be administered to optically differentiate the anatomical feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Yakir Levin
  • Patent number: 10842375
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes an image sensor that acquires first and second images of an anterior segment of a subject's eye at different timings, and processing circuitry that calculates a rotational movement amount between a partial image in the second image and a corresponding partial image in the first image. The processing circuitry performs registration between the partial images in a rotation direction based on the rotational movement amount and performs a phase only correlation processing to calculate a parallel movement amount. The processing circuitry controls an actuator that moves the subject's eye and the optical system relative to each other based on at least one of the rotational movement amount and the parallel movement amount, specifies the partial image in the second image based on the first image and the second image, and calculates the rotational movement amount between the corresponding partial image and the specified partial image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Ono
  • Patent number: 10799107
    Abstract: Disclosed is a patient interface for affixment on onto a patient eye, said patient interface including a negative pressure cavity with a top wall and a circumferential outer wall, an optical passage, wherein the top wall circumferentially surrounds the optical passage and wherein the circumferential outer wall projects from the top wall and circumferentially surrounds the optical passage; a number of rib members, the rib members projecting separately from each other from the top wall into the negative pressure cavity between the circumferential outer wall and the optical passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
    Inventor: Thomas Studer
  • Patent number: 10792187
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include an actuation structure, a nosecone fixed to the actuation structure by one or more links and one or more link pins, a flexible housing tube, and an optic fiber disposed in the flexible housing tube and the actuation structure. A compression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually curve the flexible housing tube and the optic fiber. A decompression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually straighten the flexible housing tube and the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KATALYST SURGICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10788675
    Abstract: Configurations are disclosed for a health system to be used in various healthcare applications, e.g., for patient diagnostics, monitoring, and/or therapy. The health system may comprise a light generation module to transmit light or an image to a user, one or more sensors to detect a physiological parameter of the user's body, including their eyes, and processing circuitry to analyze an input received in response to the presented images to determine one or more health conditions or defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Elizabeth Samec, John Graham Macnamara, Christopher M. Harrises, Brian T. Schowengerdt, Rony Abovitz, Mark Baerenrodt
  • Patent number: 10779989
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for a laser-assisted eye-surgery treatment system, comprising a first image-acquisition unit that is designed to acquire a first image (39) of an eye to be treated. The apparatus further comprises a computer arrangement which is designed to detect at least one first feature (40?) of the eye by means of image processing of the first image, and to determine a position and an orientation of the first feature in a coordinate system (S?) of the treatment system. The computer arrangement is also designed to determine a position and an orientation of an incision (66?) to be produced in the eye in the coordinate system (S?) of the treatment system as a function of the determined position and orientation of the first feature (40?) in the coordinate system and as a function of a previously determined relative position and orientation of at least one second feature (64?) of the eye with respect to the first feature (40?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Christof Donitzky, Christian Wuellner, Peter Riedel
  • Patent number: 10779988
    Abstract: A compact system for performing laser ophthalmic surgery is disclosed. An embodiment of the system includes a mode-locked fiber oscillator-based ultra-short pulsed laser capable of producing laser pulses in the range of 1 nJ to 5 ?J at a pulse repetition rate of between 5 MHz and 25 MHz, a resonant optical scanner oscillating at a frequency of 200 Hz and 21000 Hz, a scan-line rotator, a movable XY-scan device, a z-scan device, and a controller configured to coordinate with the other components of the system to produce one or more desired incision patterns. The system also includes compact visualization optics for in-process monitoring using a beam-splitter inside the cone of a patient interface used to fixate the patient's eye during surgery. The system can be configured such that eye surgery is performed while the patient is either sitting upright, or lying on his or her back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Fu, Bryant M. Moore, Charles Vice
  • Patent number: 10758418
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates systems, methods, and devices for treating an eye of a patient. In some embodiments, a system may be provided that includes a console for generating a treatment laser and an illumination light. The system may further include a treatment probe for delivering the illumination light to an eye so as to illuminate the ciliary process of the eye. With the illuminated ciliary process, the treatment probe may be aligned to deliver the treatment laser from the console to the ciliary process of the eye for the purpose of treating a patient for glaucoma. In some embodiments, a treatment probe may be provided with an illumination fiber for delivering light to specific portions of the eye or at desired angles in order to illuminate the ciliary process. In some embodiments a treatment probe may be configured to cooperate with a removable light pen for eye illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: IRIDEX Corporation
    Inventors: Steven D. Vold, Kenneth A. Peartree, David Buzawa
  • Patent number: 10751216
    Abstract: A remote ophthalmic system may include an examination device having an ophthalmic laser device, and a first processor coupled to the ophthalmic laser device, a communication network, and a remote control device being associated with a user, being remote to the examination device, and being in communication with the examination device over the communication network. The first processor may be configured to receive target values for application of the ophthalmic laser device from the remote control device, the target values for application of the ophthalmic laser device being associated with an ophthalmic procedure on a patient, and perform the ophthalmic procedure on the patient by applying the ophthalmic laser device based upon the target values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Austin E. Bach, Melissa Morris
  • Patent number: 10743896
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for ocular ultrasound are provided having therapeutic and/or diagnostic applications. In one aspect, an ocular probe is disclosed that is uniquely configured for use in the eye on the basis of shape and frequency. The ocular probe may be multi-functional, providing sensor, optical or other functionality in additional to ultrasound energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: DOHENY EYE INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Mark S. Humayun
  • Patent number: 10743989
    Abstract: A delivery system for percutaneously deploying a valve prosthesis. The system includes a catheter assembly including a delivery sheath capsule and a handle having an oscillating device. The capsule is configured to compressively retain the valve prosthesis during implantation. After the valve prosthesis is partially exposed during implantation, the oscillating device can create a vibratory motion to reduce the friction between the valve prosthesis and the delivery sheath capsule in order to recapture the valve prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Quill, Paul Rothstein, Thomas Secord, Byron Johnson
  • Patent number: 10729586
    Abstract: A planning device for a scanning pattern of a closed structure in an eye, an ophthalmic laser treatment device and corresponding methods including a scanning pattern of a closed structure in a tissue of a patient's eye in a single-pass method for the control of an ophthalmic laser treatment device, in which a starting point of the macroscopic scanning pattern which contains the scanning pattern is arranged in a region in which the angle between a direction of progress of the macroscopic scanning pattern and a direction of a maximum offset caused by movements of the eye relative to the ophthalmic laser treatment device is minimal, or in a region of a minimum change in the macroscopic scanning pattern (n the z-direction per unit of time, or in a region in which a direction of progress of the macroscopic scanning pattern is parallel to a direction of maximum offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Jens Ringling, Delbert Peter Andrews, Alexander Nikolaev, Michael Bergt
  • Patent number: 10709611
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention 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 the subject's eye, where each of the top and bottom lenticular incision includes a center spherical portion and an edge transition portion that is not located on the same spherical surface as the spherical portion but has a steeper shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Fu, Alireza Malek Tabrizi
  • Patent number: 10702353
    Abstract: A medical apparatus is configured to provide visualization of a surgical site. The medical apparatus includes an electronic display disposed within a display housing. The medical apparatus includes a display optical system disposed within the display housing, the display optical system comprising a plurality of lens elements disposed along an optical path. The display optical system is configured to receive images from the electronic display. The medical apparatus can include proximal cameras mounted on a frame, the cameras configured to provide a view of a surgical site from outside the surgical site. The display housing can have a height that is larger than its depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CAMPLEX, INC.
    Inventor: John Tesar
  • Patent number: 10694945
    Abstract: An ocular alignment system for aligning a subject's eye with an optical axis of an ocular imaging device comprising one or more guide light and one or more baffle configured to mask the one or more guide light from view of the subject such that the one or more guide light is only visible to the subject when the eye of the subject is aligned with the optical axis of an ocular imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: IDx Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Abramoff, Eric Talmage, Ben Clark, Edward DeHoog, Timothy Chung
  • Patent number: 10695221
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle having a handle proximal end and a handle distal end, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing sleeve, a shape memory sleeve at least partially disposed within the housing sleeve, and an optic fiber disposed within the shape memory sleeve and within an inner bore of the handle. A compression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually curve the optic fiber. A compression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually straighten the optic fiber. A decompression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually curve the optic fiber. A decompression of the actuation structure may be configured to gradually straighten the optic fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KATALYST SURGICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10675183
    Abstract: A method for creating cuts in a transparent material using optical radiation, the optical radiation being focused onto the material in a focal point and the focal point being shifted along a curve: A simple or double harmonic curve is used when seen at a right angle to a main direction of incidence of the radiation and preferably successively traveled curves do not lie on top of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Steffen Kahra, Herrn Jürgen Kühnert, Michael Bergt
  • Patent number: 10660795
    Abstract: An ophthalmological patient interface apparatus (4), having a coupling apparatus (41) for mechanically coupling to an application head (3) of an ophthalmological laser system (10), comprises a lens-element system (44) which is arranged between the eye (2) and the application head (3) in the state coupled to the application head (3) during the treatment of an eye (2), said lens-element system being coupled into the beam path from the projection lens (30) to the eye (2). The lens-element system (44) is configured to image a first focal area (B) of the projection lens (30) disposed upstream of the lens-element system (44) in the beam path onto a second focal area (B*) in the eye (2) disposed downstream of the lens-element system (44) in the beam path, in such a way that a laser beam (L) focussed onto the first focal area (B) by the projection lens (30) causes tissue processing in the second focal area (B*) in the eye (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
    Inventor: Christian Rathjen
  • Patent number: 10660794
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method for interfacing an ophthalmic intervention system with an eye of a patient, comprising: placing a patient interface assembly comprising a housing, an optical lens coupled to the housing, and an eye engagement assembly coupled to the housing, the eye engagement assembly comprising an inner seal and an outer seal, into contact with the eye of the patient by sealably engaging the eye with the inner and outer seals in a vacuum zone defined between the inner and outer seals; applying a vacuum load between the inner and outer seals to engage the eye using the vacuum load; and physically limiting an amount of distension of the eye in the vacuum zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Gooding, Christine Beltran, Jonathan Talamo
  • Patent number: 10646372
    Abstract: An eye treatment positions a mask device over first and second eyes. A posterior side of the mask device is proximate to the face and the anterior side is distal from the face. The mask device includes an outer wall extending between the anterior and posterior sides and defining a chamber extending across the first and second eyes. The anterior side includes a first transmission region that allows a photoactivating light for the first eye to be delivered into a first section of the chamber positioned over the first eye. The anterior side includes a second transmission region that allows a photoactivating light for the second eye to be delivered into the second section positioned over the second eye. The system includes at least one gas source storing a gas that is different than ambient air. The system includes a gas delivery system that delivers the gas into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Avedro, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Desmond Adler
  • Patent number: 10610410
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing laser-assisted surgery on an eye form a layer of bubbles in the Berger's space of the eye to increase separation between the posterior portion of the lens capsule of the eye and the anterior hyaloid surface of the eye. A laser is used to form the layer of bubbles in the Berger's space. The increased separation between the posterior portion of the lens capsule and the anterior hyaloid surface can be used to facilitate subsequent incision of the posterior portion of the lens capsule with decreased risk of compromising the anterior hyaloid surface. For example, the layer of bubbles can be formed prior to performing a capsulotomy on the posterior portion of the lens capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Schuele, Julian Stevens, Dan E. Andersen