Recurving Or Reshaping Of The Eye Patents (Class 606/5)
  • Patent number: 11179576
    Abstract: Devices and approaches for activating cross-linking within corneal tissue to stabilize and strengthen the corneal tissue following an eye therapy treatment. A feedback system is provided to acquire measurements and pass feedback information to a controller. The feedback system may include an interferometer system, a corneal polarimetry system, or other configurations for monitoring cross-linking activity within the cornea. The controller is adapted to analyze the feedback information and adjust treatment to the eye based on the information. Aspects of the feedback system may also be used to monitor and diagnose features of the eye 1. Methods of activating cross-linking according to information provided by a feedback system in order to improve accuracy and safety of a cross-linking therapy are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Avedro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Muller
  • Patent number: 11147636
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for integrating and optimizing a surgical suite. An ophthalmic suite can include a surgical console, a heads-up display communicatively coupled with a surgical camera for capturing a three-dimensional image of an eye, and a surgical suite optimization engine. The surgical suite optimization engine can performs a wide variety of actions in response to action codes received from the other components in the surgical suite. The surgical suite optimization engine can be integrated within another component of the surgical suite, can be a stand-alone module, and can be a cloud-based tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Hallen
  • Patent number: 11112771
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system uses a trained artificial intelligence module as part of a closed-loop control structure for adjusting the initial set of build parameters in-process to improve part quality. The closed-loop control structure includes a slow control loop taking into account in-process build layer images, and may include fast control loop taking into account melt pool monitoring data. The artificial intelligence module is trained using outputs from a plurality of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) tasked with evaluating build layer images captured in-process and images of finished parts captured post-process. The post process images may include two-dimensional images of sectioned finished parts and three-dimensional CAT scan images of finished parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Guerrier, George Baggs
  • Patent number: 11076917
    Abstract: A method for generating control data to control a laser device for correcting defective vision. A cut surface is specified which is curved, has a vertex and an edge, and is to be created in the eye. One or more paths, along which a focus of the laser radiation is to be adjusted, are defined for the control data and are selected such that they lie on or near the cut surface. To select the paths, a reference plane, preferably perpendicular, with respect to a direction of incidence of the laser radiation is determined, and different displacement positions are determined for said reference plane from the vertex to the edge of the cut surface. Multiple axes or semi-axes are determined for each displacement position. Intersections of the axes are connected into closed curves which are concentric or form a spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Mark Bischoff, Gregor Stobrawa, Michael Bergt
  • Patent number: 11071648
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for forming curved cuts in a transparent material, in particular in the cornea, by the creation of optical perforations in said material using laser radiation that is focused in the material. The focal point is displaced three-dimensionally to form the cut by lining up the optical perforations. The focal point is displaced in a first spatial direction by a displaceable lens and said focal directions, in such a way that it follows the contours of the cut, which lie on a plane that is substantially perpendicular to the first spatial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Dirk Muehlhoff, Mario Gerlach, Markus Sticker, Carsten Lang, Mark Bischoff, Michael Bergt
  • Patent number: 11039959
    Abstract: An ophthalmic laser procedure for forming a lenticule in a cornea and extracting the lenticule from the cornea to accomplish vision correction. An ophthalmic laser system is used to form top and bottom lenticule incisions defining a lenticule in between, and further to form top and/or bottom entry cuts that respectively end unambiguously near the top or bottom lenticule surface. The bottom entry cut intersects both the top and bottom lenticule incisions but ends near the bottom lenticule incision. The entry cuts allow the surgeon to insert a surgical tool which reaches the intended top or bottom lenticule surface without ambiguity. The lenticule has an optical zone in the center that defines the optical power of the lenticule, and a transition zone in the periphery, where the end points of the entry cuts are located in the transition zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Fu, Alireza Malek Tabrizi, Nima Khatibzadeh, James Hill
  • Patent number: 11039957
    Abstract: A treatment device for the surgical correction of defective vision in an eye. The device includes a laser apparatus controlled by a controller. The controller determines a desired correction of defective vision from measurement data of the eye to produce control data for the laser, and to control the laser to emit radiation according to the control data, such that a lenticule-shaped volume is isolated in the cornea. The controller computes a lenticule-shaped intended volume, the removal of which from the cornea leads to an actual correction of defective vision in an optical zone in the eye which differs from the desired correction more at the edge of the optical zone than at the center of the optical zone. The thickness of the lenticule-shaped intended volume is less than the thickness of a lenticule-shaped comparison volume, the removal of which would bring about the desired correction of defective vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Georg Sluyterman van Langeweyde, Gregor Stobrawa, Christoph Russmann
  • Patent number: 11033380
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention generally relate to systems and methods for optical treatment and more particularly to non-invasive refractive treatment method based on sub wavelength particle implantation. In an embodiment, a method for optical treatment identifies an optical aberration of an eye, determines a dopant delivery device configuration in response to the optical aberration of the eye, wherein the determined dopant delivery device is configured to impose a desired correction to the eye to mitigate the identified optical aberration of the eye by applying a doping pattern to the eye so as to locally change a refractive index of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Raymond, Richard J. Copland
  • Patent number: 11020612
    Abstract: A light based system for treating an eye includes a mask that is configured for positioning on the eye and a light source that is configured to deliver therapeutic light. The mask has an inner surface that is positionable against the eye and an outer surface that is opposite the inner surface. The mask is optically opaque to prevent transmission of light through the mask and the mask includes at least one transparent opening that allows transmission of light through the mask to target tissue of the eye posterior the transparent opening. The light source is positioned relative to the mask so that the delivered therapeutic light irradiates at least a portion of the mask and the transparent opening. Therapeutic light traverses through the transparent opening to the target tissue positioned posterior the transparent opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: IRIDEX Corporation
    Inventor: Howard Chen
  • Patent number: 11013397
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an endoscope apparatus and a method for controlling the endoscope apparatus. The endoscope apparatus may comprise an image collector, configured to collect an image for an eyeball of a user; a controller, configured to calculate a parameter for adjusting an endoscope lens of an endoscope based on the collected image; and the endoscope, configured to adjust the endoscope lens according to the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lihua Geng, Xiao Zhang, Zhiguo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11000412
    Abstract: A system for therapy of the eye by treating tissue with therapeutic radiation using nonlinear interaction. A laser device is provided, which delivers the therapeutic radiation. The therapeutic radiation is focussed by a focussing device in an image field, and xy scanners and z scanners shift the focus laterally and longitudinally within a treatment volume. The therapeutic radiation is either a second short pulse radiation or a first short pulse radiation, each of which have a spectral centroid within a wavelength range defined by the short pulse properties. The system is particularly corrected with regard to longitudinal chromatic aberrations and lateral chromatic aberrations such that the spectral characteristic curves of the two aberrations each have a local extreme within the wavelength ranges, and a certain tolerance within the wavelength ranges is not exceeded, therefore the characteristic curves are very shallow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Thomas Nobis, Marco Hanft, Mark Bischoff
  • Patent number: 11000414
    Abstract: Apparatus to treat an eye with an ophthalmic laser system comprises a patient interface having an annular retention structure to couple to an anterior surface of the eye. The retention structure is coupled to a suction line to couple the retention structure to the eye with suction. Liquid is added above the eye to act as a transmissive medium. A coupling sensor is coupled to the suction line to determine coupling of the retention structure to the eye. A separate pressure monitoring circuit having a much smaller volume than the suction line is connected to the annular retention structure to measure suction pressure therein. A system processor coupled to the monitoring pressure sensor includes instructions to interrupt firing of a laser when the pressure measured with a monitoring pressure sensor rises above a threshold amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip Gooding, Christine Beltran, Michael Campos, Jan Wysopal, Brent Eikanas, Rene Hugues
  • Patent number: 11000917
    Abstract: A laser marking system for marking a predetermined pattern on a workpiece may include a first light source structured to emit first light at a first wavelength; a second light source structured to emit second light at a second wavelength different from the first wavelength and selected to mark a marking surface of the workpiece; beam shaping optics structured to adjust a focal length of the second light; beam steering optics structured to aim the first laser light and the second laser light; a controller configured to control the first light source to emit the first light at the marking surface of the workpiece and control the beam steering optics to aim the second light so as to mark the marking surface of the workpiece and create the first predetermined pattern; and a camera structured to detect first light reflected from the marking surface and record an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Thorlabs Measurement Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Raab, Mark S. Longmuir
  • Patent number: 10993838
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an image processing device, an image processing method, and an image processing program that make it possible to perform an appropriate operation according to a procedure. [Solving Means] An image processing device according to the present technology includes: an image recognition section that performs an image recognition with respect to a front image that is a captured image of an eye; a display information generator that generates display information; and a controller that controls at least one of a cross-sectional information acquisition section or the display information generator according to a selected procedure, the cross-sectional information acquisition section acquiring cross-sectional information regarding a cross section of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Tatsumi Sakaguchi, Junichiro Enoki, Yoshio Soma
  • Patent number: 10980672
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for femtosecond ophthalmic surgery in which the position of a suction cone in the z direction is measured via the measuring device to generate data that is processed and used to create a pictorial representation, a histogram, or other graph based on the data. The pictorial representation may include at least one threshold marker. The disclosure further provides a method of performing docking in femtosecond laser ophthalmic surgery including measuring the position of a suction cone with a measuring device, and transmitting data regarding the position to a processor which processes the data and uses it to create a pictorial representation, histogram, or other graph that is presented on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wittnebel, Mario Abraham, Stefan Schmid, Martin Starigk
  • Patent number: 10960491
    Abstract: In a method for generating an ablation program for ablation of material from a surface of a body according to a predetermined desired ablation profile by emission of pulses of a pulsed laser beam onto the surface, the ablation program is generated from the desired ablation profile as a function of the shape of a beam profile of the laser beam and of an inclination of the surface to be ablated and/or considering a water content of the material to be ablated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Georg Sluyterman van Langeweyde, Jesús-Miguel Cabeza-Guillén
  • Patent number: 10932949
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a phacoemulsification system is disclosed. The control apparatus is configured to supply electrical energy to an actuator for a phaco needle during a plurality of time intervals, wherein the time intervals includes a first time interval, in which electrical energy for pulses with a constant maximum amplitude is supplied, a second time interval following the first time interval, wherein electrical energy with a value equal to zero is supplied, and a third time interval following the second time interval, wherein the third time interval has a first time duration in which electrical energy for pulses which have a lower constant amplitude than the maximum amplitude during the first time interval is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Susanne Kohlhammer, Martin Fanenbruck, Peter Langheinrich
  • Patent number: 10893979
    Abstract: A device for isolating a lenticle in the cornea of an eye. The device includes: a laser beam source to emit pulsed laser radiation having a pulse frequency of 1.2 MHz to 10 MHz, a pulse energy of 1 nJ to 200 nJ and a wavelength penetrating the cornea; a beam-forming unit having beam optics with an image field and that bundles pulsed laser radiation into a focus located inside the image field, and which has a maximum diameter of less than 3 ?m; a beam-deflection unit shifting the focus in the cornea and inside the image field, the focus moving along a path when the image field is resting; and a control unit to control the source and the beam-forming unit to isolate the lenticle by specifying the path. The lenticle is delimited by a cut surface which is curved with regard to a front surface of the cornea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Mark Bischoff, Gregor Stobrawa
  • Patent number: 10893798
    Abstract: Methods and systems for producing a refractive prescription for a consumer away from an optical office are disclosed. At a first time point, a first prescription for a first pair of corrective lenses is generated according to measured refractive errors, and a historical visual acuity profile is measured using the first prescription and a varying spherical power. At a second time point, a second visual acuity is measured using the first prescription. A new spherical power is computed using the historical visual acuity profile and the second visual acuity. A second prescription for a second pair of corrective lenses is generated based on the first prescription and the new spherical power. In some embodiments, the second visual acuity may be self-administered by the consumer away from an optical office.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: PERFECT VISION TECHNOLOGY (HK) LTD.
    Inventor: Junzhong Liang
  • Patent number: 10893936
    Abstract: An optical device comprising an optical hydrogel with select regions that have been irradiated with laser light having a pulse energy from 0.01 nJ to 50 nJ and a wavelength from 600 nm to 900 nm. The irradiated regions are characterized by a positive change in refractive index of from 0.01 to 0.06, and exhibit little or no scattering loss. The optical hydrogel is prepared with a hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Wayne H. Knox, Li Ding, Jay F. Kunzler, Dharmendra Jani
  • Patent number: 10869780
    Abstract: A method for determining spherical aberration parameters for a corneal laser treatment to treat presbyopia may include performing pupillometry to measure various actual pupil diameters of a patient from a photopic diameter to a mesopic diameter. An actual pupil center of the patient may also be measured. The measured pupil diameters and the pupil center may be used to customize the spherical aberration parameters to the eye of the patient for improved ocular results after treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Sissimos Lemonis
  • Patent number: 10864114
    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: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Georg Schuele, Dan Andersen
  • Patent number: 10857032
    Abstract: Systems and methods for corneal laser ablation for primary vision correction include topographic guided ablation. A laser ablation pattern for removal of astigmatism is derived at least in part from corneal topographic data rather than manifest astigmatism. Laser ablation patterns for treatment of high order aberrations of the cornea may also be based on corneal topographic data. Spherical corrections may be based on manifest refraction, eye models, or wavefront aberrometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Manoj Motwani
  • Patent number: 10857034
    Abstract: For the purposes of working on eye tissue, an opthalmological apparatus comprises a laser source that is configured to produce a pulsed laser beam, a focusing optical unit that is configured to focus the pulsed laser beam into the eye tissue, and a scanner system for deflecting the pulsed laser beam onto work target points in the eye tissue. A circuit controls the scanner system in such a way that the scanner system guides the pulsed laser beam into work trajectories that extend next to one another, in order, initially, to produce cut trajectories, separated by remaining tissue bridges, of a tissue cut to be undertaken in an area and in order, thereafter, to guide the pulsed laser beam in the remaining tissue bridges between the cut trajectories in order to complete the tissue cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
    Inventor: Christian Rathjen
  • Patent number: 10857033
    Abstract: Systems and methods for corneal laser ablation for primary vision correction include topographic guided ablation. A laser ablation pattern is derived at least in part from corneal topographic data and epithelial thickness data. The laser ablation pattern may limit post-surgical non-uniformity of the thickness of the epithelial layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Manoj Motwani
  • Patent number: 10849736
    Abstract: An eye implant with an optical implant region for correcting an imaging error of the eye. Biometrically determined data of optically effective components located in front of the retina of the eye is obtained through wave front measurement. The optical implant region is adjusted, based on the biometrically determined data, for a monofocal vision with a visual acuity of at least 0.7 (70%) within a field of focus depth of at least 2 diopters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MIRO GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Neuhann, Wolfgang G. Mueller-Lierheim
  • Patent number: 10852821
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a virtual ray tracing method and dynamic light field refocusing display system, ray information collection, or random retrieval for pixels on a full focus image, so as to reduce ray collection total; and/or simplifying cross point retrieval where an object surface is regarded smooth. The system includes a virtual reality content processor, a virtual reality monitor, an eyeball tracker, an eyeball tracing processor, and a ray refocusing processor. The present invention reduces computational complexity, enables automatic replacement of erroneous sampling, causes to achieve real and accurate refocusing. The present invention may enable dynamic refocusing along a gazing direction of the human eye, and enable focusing by a user to objects of variable distance, to be consistent with viewing characteristics of the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: PLEX-VR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiming Yu, Xuan Cao
  • Patent number: 10838233
    Abstract: Described refractive correctors, include, but are not limited to, intraocular lenses (IOLs), contact lenses, corneal inlays, and other optical components or devices, incorporating a continuous central phase zone and peripheral phase discontinuities. Further embodiments are directed to a method for using a laser to modify the refractive properties of refractive correctors to form such continuous central phase zone and peripheral phase discontinuities, and other applications. The refractive corrector and methods adapt a Fresnel lens structure to include continuous phase retarding regions having a wavefront height of greater than one design wavelength in a central zone of a refractive corrector to improve human vision applications, while maintaining benefits of phase wrapping in the peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Wayne H. Knox, Gustavo A. Gandara-Montano, Leonard Zheleznyak
  • Patent number: 10835421
    Abstract: A patient adapter for an eye laser apparatus comprises a first partial adapter unit, including a suction ring portion to be placed on an eye and affixed on the eye by means of suction force, the suction ring portion having a ring axis; and a second partial adapter unit formed separately from the first partial adapter unit, the second partial adapter unit being configured for releasable coupling to the eye laser apparatus and including an eye contact element for shaping the surface of the eye, wherein the two partial adapter units are held together mechanically in a module between a first relative position, in which the eye contact element has a first axial position with respect to the suction ring portion, and a second relative position, in which the eye contact element has a second axial position with respect to the suction ring portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Deisinger, Daniel Thimm
  • Patent number: 10828506
    Abstract: A crosslinking control system, the use of the crosslinking control system, a laser system comprising the crosslinking control system, a crosslinking control method and a method for laser treatment are provided. The crosslinking control system comprises a photosensitizer providing unit, a light source configured to provide light having a wavelength suitable to activate the photosensitizer introduced into or applied onto the tissue for crosslinking, and a control computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Christof Donitzky, Armin Wellhoefer
  • Patent number: 10817053
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a processing unit that detects a gaze of a gaze-detection subject on a basis of a polarization image in which an eye of the detection object is imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shingo Tsurumi
  • Patent number: 10792188
    Abstract: An ophthalmic surgical laser system includes: a laser that produces a pulsed laser beam having a pulse energy and pulse repetition rate; a high frequency fast scanner; an XY-scan device; a Z-scan device; and a controller. The controller controls the high frequency scanner to produce a scan line having a scan width; controls the XY-scan device and the Z-scan device to carry out of first sweep of the scan line in a first sweep direction and to carry out a second sweep of the scan line in a second sweep direction that is not parallel to the first sweep direction thereby defining an overlap region. At least one of the pulse energy, repetition rate, XY-scan speed, and the scan width is varied so as to accelerate the cutting speed and reduce the exposure of ophthalmic tissue in the overlap region to multiple exposures of laser pulses configured to modify ophthalmic tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Malek Tabrizi, Hong Fu, James E. Hill, Zenon Witowski
  • Patent number: 10786390
    Abstract: An apparatus for laser eye surgery comprises a laser module, which is equipped to emit pulsed, focused laser radiation of a variable pulse repetition rate, and a processor-based control unit, which is equipped to receive at least one user input pertaining to a selection of one of several predefined pulse repetition rates over a user input and to control the laser module in accordance with the selected pulse repetition rate. In certain specific embodiments, the user interface enables input of two user entries, each of which relates to a selection of one of several predefined pulse repetition rates. The control unit controls the laser module for a first phase of a laser treatment in accordance with one input, and for a second phase of the laser treatment, it controls the laser module in accordance with the other input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Evi Goos, Christian Wuellner
  • Patent number: 10779720
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include a device having a data collection system, an actuation assembly, and a visible target. The data collection system has an illuminator, a detector, and a beam splitter operably coupled to the detector. The actuation assembly is coupled to the illuminator via a holder and has a motor coupled to a linear actuator and a speed governor. The visible target facilitates alignment of the subject's eye with the data collection system. The illuminator illuminates the target tissue with interrogating radiation and the actuation assembly moves the illuminator from a first position to a second position to scan a focal point of the interrogating radiation through a predefined thickness of the target tissue. The detector detects the at least one value of the at least one characteristic of responding radiation received from or reflected from the target tissue and uses such information to determine the onset and duration of a pathological condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: YUSCAN USA, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Samuels, Nai-Teng Yu, Rick Fowler
  • Patent number: 10758413
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for non-invasive ophthalmic surgery based on femto second multi shooting (FSMS) laser techniques. In one embodiment the FSMS laser technique is directed to corneal stroma. In another embodiment the FSMS laser technique is directed to crystalline lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: CESACAR PARTICIPACIONS, S.L.
    Inventor: Alain Telandro
  • Patent number: 10736781
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a device comprises a laser device and a control computer. The laser device directs a laser beam with laser energy through an outer portion of an eye to a target portion of the eye. The control computer receives an optical density measurement of the outer portion, determines the laser energy according to the optical density measurement, and instructs the laser device to direct the laser beam with the laser energy through the outer portion of the eye to the target portion of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Sissimos Lemonis, Stefan Wendl
  • Patent number: 10729538
    Abstract: A method of treating a lens of a patient's eye includes generating a light beam, deflecting the light beam using a scanner to form a treatment pattern of the light beam, delivering the treatment pattern to the lens of a patient's eye to create a plurality of cuts in the lens in the form of the treatment pattern to break the lens up into a plurality of pieces, and removing the lens pieces from the patient's eye. The lens pieces can then be mechanically removed. The light beam can be used to create larger segmenting cuts into the lens, as well as smaller softening cuts that soften the lens for easier removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: William Culbertson, Barry Seibel, Neil Friedman, Georg Schuele, Phillip Gooding
  • Patent number: 10722399
    Abstract: A system for short pulse laser eye surgery and a short pulse laser system, in which a beam guidance device passes through a corresponding articulated arm, and through an applicator head and a microscope head of the system, which is movable in a three-dimensional volume both independently of one another as well as connected to each other. The system also includes, an easy-to-use patient interface with a one-piece contact element, a computer program product for methods of the incision guidance and sequentially operating referencing methods with patient interfaces containing markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Michael Stefan Rill, Delbert Peter Andrews, Tobias Damm, Robert Pomraenke, Jens Ringling, Thomas Wollweber, Stephan Oestreich, Michael Bergt, Rupert Menapace, Ekkehard Fabian, Evangelos Papastathopoulos, Martin Kühner, Dietmar Steinmetz, Holger Heinz, Sascha Koch, Stephan Laqua, Thomas Nobis
  • Patent number: 10695220
    Abstract: An ophthalmological laser treatment system comprising a laser source (2) for producing laser radiation, a light projector (3) for focusing the laser radiation onto a focus (F) and a scanner system (5) for moving the focus (F) along a work line (p) comprises a monitoring system (6), which comprises a light detector (60) and is configured to monitor, by way of a light path (r), a monitored region (m) moving together with the focus (F). The monitoring system (6) is configured to monitor a monitored region (m), which moves together with the focus (F) with a fixed geometric assignment to the focus (F) and is for example disposed upstream of the focus (F) in the work direction and not yet worked on by laser radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
    Inventors: Joachim Hertzberg, Christian Rathjen
  • Patent number: 10663761
    Abstract: A conformable covering comprises an outer portion with rigidity to resist movement on the cornea and an inner portion to contact the cornea and provide an environment for epithelial regeneration. The inner portion of the covering can be configured in many ways so as to conform at least partially to an ablated stromal surface so as to correct vision. The conformable inner portion may have at least some rigidity so as to smooth the epithelium such that the epithelium regenerates rapidly and is guided with the covering so as to form a smooth layer for vision. The inner portion may comprise an amount of rigidity within a range from about 1×10?4 Pa*m3 to about 5×10?4 Pa*m3 so as to deflect and conform at least partially to the ablated cornea and smooth an inner portion of the ablation with an amount of pressure when deflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JOURNEY1, INC.
    Inventors: Eugene De Juan, Jr., Cary J. Reich, Yair Alster, K. Angela MacFarlane, Doug Rimer, Douglas Sutton, Dean Carson, Enrique Barragan, Matt Clarke, Ashley Tuan, Brian Levy
  • Patent number: 10646376
    Abstract: A planning device generating control data for a treatment apparatus for refraction-correcting ophthalmic surgery is provided, said apparatus using a laser device to separate a corneal volume, which is to be removed for correction, from the surrounding cornea by at least one cut surface in the cornea of an eye, said planning device comprising an interface for receiving corneal data including information on pre-operative cuts which were generated in a previous ophthalmic operation, and computing means for defining a corneal cut surface which confines the corneal volume to be removed, said computing means defining the corneal cut surface on the basis of the corneal data and generating a control dataset for the corneal cut surface for control of the laser device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Mark Bischoff, Dirk Muehlhoff, Gregor Stobrawa
  • Patent number: 10648855
    Abstract: A method of detecting a spot shape of a pulsed laser beam, includes applying a pulsed laser beam having a wavelength absorbable by an inspection wafer held on a chuck table continuously to the inspection wafer with a focused point on an upper surface of the inspection wafer thereby to form a plurality of laser spots on the upper surface of the inspection wafer. An image of the laser spots is captured, and profiles of shapes of the laser spots are extracted from the captured image of the laser spots. A degree of similarity between the captured image and the profile of an ideal laser spot shape is calculated and stored in a memory. The shapes of the laser spots are found to be improper if the calculated degree of similarity is lower than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tasuku Kojo, Koichi Shigematsu, Chang Yuan-Yang
  • Patent number: 10617564
    Abstract: A system and method for treating a lesion on target tissue that includes a visualization device for capturing an image of target tissue containing a lesion, a light source for generating a light beam, a scanner for deflecting the light beam in the form of a treatment pattern, and a controller for determining boundaries of the lesion from the captured image, and for controlling the scanner to project the treatment pattern onto the target tissue and within the boundaries of the lesion. An alignment light source can be used to generate an alignment light beam, such that the scanner deflects the alignment light beam in the form of an alignment pattern. The controller controls the scanner to project the alignment pattern onto the target tissue to visually indicate a position of the treatment pattern on the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Andersen, David Mordaunt
  • Patent number: 10596038
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the treatment of the eye to reduce pain can treat at least an outer region of the tissue so as to denervate nerves extending into the inner region and reduce the pain. For example, the cornea of the eye may comprise an inner region having an epithelial defect, and an outer portion of the cornea can be treated to reduce pain of the epithelial defect. The outer portion of the cornea can be treated to denervate nerves extending from the outer portion to the inner portion. The outer portion can be treated in many ways to denervate the nerve, for example with one or more of heat, cold or a denervating noxious substance such as capsaicin. The denervation of the nerve can be reversible, such that corneal innervation can return following treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JOURNEY1, INC.
    Inventors: Yair Alster, Hanson S. Gifford, Cary J. Reich, Eugene De Juan, Jr., John A. Scholl, Jose D. Alejandro, Douglas Sutton, Omer Refaeli
  • Patent number: 10583041
    Abstract: Methods of correcting vision for presbyopia, including remodeling a stroma with a laser to create an intracorneal shape, where the corneal shape includes a central region with a thickness that is about 50 microns or less measured from an extension of a shape of a peripheral region of the corneal shape, wherein remodeling a portion of the stroma increases a curvature of a central portion of the anterior surface of the cornea with a central elevation change for near vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: RVO 2.0 Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Holliday, Alan Lang
  • Patent number: 10563974
    Abstract: A method for measuring a height map of multiple fields of view on a surface of a substrate with an optical profilometer and combining them to a composite height map, the method includes: moving the profilometer relative to the surface from field to field along a route; measuring height maps of fields on the surface along the route with the profilometer; and, combining a plurality of height maps of measured fields by normalizing said height maps to each other to produce a composite height map of the surface; wherein the route is configured to minimize sensitivity to height drifting of the profilometer during combining a plurality of the height maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Johannes Anna Quaedackers, Adriaan Tiemen Zuiderweg
  • Patent number: 10543123
    Abstract: A device and a method for using laser energy for treatment of tissue, which can include generating short bursts of energy at a range of pulse repetition rates. The method comprises selective surface and/or three-dimensional interactions for therapeutic use and/or to modify or remove tissue from targets. The device and method can subsurface disruptions in tissue at selected depths and densities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Neev
  • Patent number: 10524656
    Abstract: A photomedical system and method for treating and/or diagnosing a patient's eye that includes a first light source for producing light, a scanning device for deflecting the light to produce a pattern of the light on the eye, a viewing element positioned to view the eye by a user or physician, and an alignment element aligned to the viewing element and the scanning device for optically indicating through the viewing element a location on the eye on which the pattern of the light will be located, but without projecting any alignment light onto the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TOPCON MEDICAL LASER SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Michael W. Wiltberger, Dan E. Andersen, David H. Mordaunt
  • Patent number: 10492953
    Abstract: A planning apparatus for generating control data for an eye surgery treatment device which creates at least one cut surface in the cornea using a laser device. The planning apparatus includes a calculation tool for determining the at least one cut surface in the cornea. The calculation tool determines the at least one cut surface in the cornea based on data from a refractive correction and generates a set of control data that control the laser device for the at least one cut surface in the cornea. The at least one cut surface in the cornea includes an edge and optically effective areas. The calculation tool determines the at least one cut surface in the cornea such the at least one cut surface in the cornea is deeper at the edge than in the optically effective areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventor: Andreas Bartels
  • Patent number: 10492947
    Abstract: A design for dynamically adjusting parameters applied to a surgical instrument, such as an ocular surgical instrument, is presented. The method includes detecting surgical events from image data collected by a surgical microscope focused on an ocular surgical procedure, establishing a desired response for each detected surgical event, delivering the desired response to the ocular surgical instrument as a set of software instructions, and altering the surgical procedure based on the desired response received as the set of software instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Claus