Dermatological Patents (Class 606/9)
  • Patent number: 11446085
    Abstract: A method of treating a skin tissue area, in particular non-invasively treating the skin tissue area (1), is provided. The skin tissue area has a dermis layer area (3), an epidermis layer area (5) providing a skin surface (7) and covering the dermis layer area. The method comprises: a first step of causing one or more dermal lesions (11) localized in the dermis layer area while avoiding epidermal damage, and a second step of causing, separately from causing said plurality of dermal lesions, a plurality of epidermal lesions (15) localized in the epidermis layer area. An apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan Alambra Palero, Rieko Verhagen, Martin Jurna, Margaret Ruth Horton
  • Patent number: 11433151
    Abstract: Disclosed are a microbe inactivation processing method that can perform inactivation processing of microbes, while damage to human body cells is prevented or inhibited, with an efficient use of light emitted from a light source and the obtainment of a large effective irradiation area. Also provided are a cell activation processing method that can reliably activate target cells with high efficiency. The microbe inactivation processing method includes: a step of applying light emitted from a light source through an optical filter, with the light source configured to emit light having a wavelength within a wavelength range of 190 nm to 237 nm, in order to perform inactivation processing of a target microbe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsushi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 11428627
    Abstract: In an embodiment a sensor device includes a first optoelectronic emitter configured to irradiate a spot with electromagnetic rays, a second optoelectronic emitter configured to irradiate the spot with electromagnetic rays, a detector configured to detect electromagnetic rays from the first and second emitters reflected at or transmitted through the spot, wherein the electromagnetic rays of the first emitter have a wavelength in a range of 1400-1500 nm, wherein the electromagnetic rays of the second emitter have a wavelength in a range of 900-1100 nm, and wherein the second emitter is configured to emit at least one further electromagnetic signal, the one further electromagnetic signal not being used for measuring a humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS GMBH
    Inventors: Gerd Plechinger, Tim Boescke, Wolfgang Zinkl
  • Patent number: 11398301
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for normalized standard deviation transition based dosimetry monitoring for laser treatment. In some examples, a response signal may be generated based on a physical response to a laser pulse detected through acoustic or optical means. Each response signal may be a time series of data with a number of points. Standard deviation may be determined for each response signal and normalized using a mean or comparable normalization factor. Thus, a robust distribution may be computed from the response to each laser pulse. A change in the normalized standard deviation from each single pulse's time domain response data may be used to determine how many laser pulses remain before completion of the treatment (similar to event onset response). Thus, laser treatment may be continued based on an estimation of remaining pulses for completion or ceased if completion is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: LUTRONIC VISION INC.
    Inventor: Ezekiel Kruglick
  • Patent number: 11376069
    Abstract: A hair cutting device for cutting hair on a body of a subject includes a light source for generating laser light at one or more specific wavelengths corresponding to wavelengths absorbed by one or more chromophores in hair; and a cutting element that has an optical waveguide that is coupled to the light source to receive laser light. A portion of a side wall of the optical waveguide forms a cutting face for contacting hair where, at least at the cutting face, the optical waveguide has a refractive index that is equal to or lower than the refractive index of hair and higher than the refractive index of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Yannyk Parulian Julian Bourquin, Rieko Verhagen, Bastiaan Wilhelmus Maria Moeskops, Kiran Kumar Thumma, Joseph Petrus Henricus Ter Borch, Mark Thomas Johnson, Arnoldus Johannes Martinus Jozeph Ras, Gerhardus Wilhelmus Lucassen, Martinus Bernardus Van Der Mark
  • Patent number: 11357589
    Abstract: The illustrated embodiments include an apparatus to reduce or eliminate full thickness injury in tissue and to deform tissue which includes a probe or mechanism for deforming tissue, and a subsystem for selectively cooling and/or heating tissue while deformation is of the tissue is being performed. The illustrated embodiments of the invention also extend to a method to reduce or eliminate full thickness injury in tissue and to deform tissue including the steps of deforming tissue, and selectively cooling and/or heating tissue while deformation of the tissue is being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Brian Jet-Fei Wong
  • Patent number: 11351367
    Abstract: A device and a method for stimulating skin regeneration is described which allows exploiting the combined action of the surface vasculature (given by the action of the vacuum) and of the cellular regeneration (given by the electromagnetic field generated by a capacitive system) combined with the skin electrostimulation applied, in this case, so as to amplify the biological effect of the electromagnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Maurizio Busoni
  • Patent number: 11350496
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus including a controller including a real time clock, an LED driver, and an LED luminaire including a first light emitting unit including a first LED to emit light having a peak wavelength between 300 to 470 nm and a wavelength converter, and at least one of a second light emitting unit to emit light having a peak wavelength between 286 to 304 nm to cause production of vitamin D, a third light emitting unit to emit light having a peak wavelength between 605 to 935 nm to cause production of a cell activating substance, and a fourth light emitting unit to emit light having a peak wavelength between 400 to 430 nm to sterilize pathogenic microorganisms, in which the controller controls the LED driver to change an irradiance of light emitted from at least one of the light emitting units according to time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Ho Song, Bo Yong Han
  • Patent number: 11344368
    Abstract: A pulsed laser skin treatment device is for laser induced optical breakdown of hair or skin tissue. A beam scanning system scans the beam to define a circular or arc path, using a rotated prism which implements a lateral shift to the beam. A focusing system at the output side of the beam scanning system focuses the incident light beam into a focal spot in the hair or skin tissue, and it rotates with the prism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Babu Varghese, Rieko Verhagen
  • Patent number: 11337754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for treating skin by means of intense pulsed light (IPL). Such apparatus may be used for the treatment of, for example, cosmetic purposes such as hair depilation or dermatological treatment of skin conditions such as acne or rosacea. The present invention provides an improved apparatus that can be used by a non-medical practitioner and comprises a light source comprising a light emitting element for transmitting light energy to the skin and a charge storage device for discharging an energy dose to the light emitting element. There is further provided at least one sensor for measuring a parameter of the skin and a control system configured to determine the treatment energy dose to be delivered. This treatment energy dose is de-rived using the sensor measurement and means of reduction in unwanted time delay associated with charging or discharging of the charge storage device in sole dependence on the current or most recently measured skin parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: iPulse Limited
    Inventors: Stuart Terry Jones, Daniel Colin Farr
  • Patent number: 11318631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutter assembly (10) for a hair cutting appliance (100). The cutter assembly comprises a cutting element (20), and a clamping element (30). The cutter assembly is configured to contact skin of a user of the hair cutting appliance. The clamping element is configured to clamp hair of the user that is growing out of the skin. The clamping element is configured to move within the cutter assembly to pull the clamped hair away from the skin of the user. The cutting element is configured to cut the clamped hair that has been pulled away from the skin of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Bernardus Stapelbroek
  • Patent number: 11317969
    Abstract: A method for determining a suitable set of parameters for operating a light source within a photo-thermal targeted treatment system for targeting a chromophore embedded in a medium is disclosed. The method includes, before administration of a treatment protocol: 1) administering at least one laser pulse from the light source at a preset power level to a location to be treated, the preset power level being below a known damage threshold; 2) measuring a skin surface temperature at the location to be treated, following administration of the at least one laser pulse; 3) estimating a relationship between the parameters for operating the light source and the skin surface temperature; and 4) defining a safe operating range for the parameters for operating the light source in order to avoid thermal damage to the medium at the location to be treated while still effectively targeting the chromophore in administering the treatment protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Henrik Hofvander
  • Patent number: 11298529
    Abstract: A needle tip mounted on a skin care device and the skin care device are provided to prevent a proximity effect. The needle tip includes a case, a holder disposed in the case and reciprocating in a vertical direction, and a plurality of needle electrodes disposed in the holder, a current being applied to the plurality of needle electrodes. The plurality of needle electrodes include a first group of needle electrodes and a second group of needle electrodes to which the current is applied at mutually different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: JEISYS MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Kyoung Ho An, Seung Eok Jeon
  • Patent number: 11298025
    Abstract: A non-invasive, optical method and device for the detection of melanoma in skin lesions. The detection of the presence of melanoma is accomplished optically by looking for specific changes (signatures) in the spectrum of optical light elastically scattered off melanoma molecules. Elastic scattering spectroscopy (ESS) converts subcellular morphological changes into scattering spectrum signatures. A melanoma discrimination analysis is performed by illuminating the lesion with a handheld device that also collects a portion of the scattered light, converts it into digital signals, analyzes the requisite spectral signatures, and provides a logical output showing the user the presence (or absence) of melanoma in the subject lesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DermaSensor, Inc.
    Inventors: John Noto, Robert Kerr, Maurice Ferre
  • Patent number: 11291474
    Abstract: The present invention is an applicator tip for a hand piece assembly used in dermal abrasion procedures, the applicator tip having a cap shape with a plurality of apertures that form ports communicating with a fluid supply line in the hand piece assembly and a vacuum source to remove the abrading fluid. The fluid is introduced onto the outer abrading surface of the applicator tip through a first central aperture and spreads out along the outer abrading surface when the applicator tip is placed against the patient's skin. Recesses in the outer abrading surface establish pathways for the abrading fluid to move along as the applicator tip is moved over the patient's skin. The fluid emitting from the central port is moved into one of four quadrants defined by recesses in the outer abrading surface, each quadrant serving as a fluid chamber that receives fluid from the central fluid supply port. Each sector shaped chamber includes within its border a C-shaped barrier with its opening facing a dividing sector wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Ed F. Nicolas, William Cohen
  • Patent number: 11219485
    Abstract: In one aspect, devices for light treatment of skin are described herein. A device described herein, in some embodiments, comprises an interior compartment having a proximal end and a distal end, and an optical aperture disposed at the distal end. The device also comprises a laser or BBL source that produces a laser or BBL beam. The laser or BBL beam has a first optical path within the interior compartment, between the proximal end and the distal end. Additionally, the first optical path exits the interior compartment through the optical aperture. The device further comprises a camera that receives light from the aperture. The light received from the aperture has a second optical path within the interior compartment. Further, a selectively reflective optical element is disposed in the first and second optical paths. The selectively reflective optical element generally transmits the laser or BBL beam but generally reflects at least a portion of the light from the aperture toward the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sciton, Inc.
    Inventors: David Boinagrov, Frank Garcia, Hartmuth Hecht, James L. Hobart, Daniel K. Negus
  • Patent number: 11213350
    Abstract: In one aspect, devices for light treatment of skin are described herein. A device described herein, in some embodiments, comprises an interior compartment having a proximal end and a distal end, and an optical aperture disposed at the distal end. The device also comprises a laser or BBL source that produces a laser or BBL beam. The laser or BBL beam has a first optical path within the interior compartment, between the proximal end and the distal end. Additionally, the first optical path exits the interior compartment through the optical aperture. The device further comprises an imaging system that receives a return signal from the aperture. The return signal received from the aperture has a second path within the interior compartment. Further, a selectively reflective optical element is disposed in the first and second optical paths. The selectively reflective optical element generally transmits the laser or BBL beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sciton, Inc.
    Inventors: David Boinagrov, Frank Garcia, Hartmuth Hecht, James L. Hobart, Daniel K. Negus, Jason Pozner
  • Patent number: 11202573
    Abstract: A system for capturing, storing and comparing dermatological images includes two components, namely, a handheld exam control and a patient interface. The handheld exam control includes a camera, display screen, illuminator and a position sensor. The patient interface includes a patient position template and a position sensor interface. The system captures an image sequence and the precise location of each image. Images may be compared to previous images by a clinician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Design Net Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Bouthillier
  • Patent number: 11179572
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for irradiating at least a portion of a patient's brain with electromagnetic radiation to treat stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, or depression. The apparatus includes a source of the electromagnetic radiation. The apparatus further includes an output optical element including a rigid and substantially thermally conductive material and a surface configured to be in thermal communication with the patient's body. The apparatus further includes a cooler thermally coupled to the output optical element to remove heat from the output optical element. The apparatus further includes a heat sink thermally coupled to the cooler, wherein the heat sink is positioned so that the electromagnetic radiation from the source propagates through the heat sink and through the output optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pthera LLC
    Inventors: Luis De Taboada, Jackson Streeter
  • Patent number: 11172987
    Abstract: An exemplary treatment system can be provided which can include a laser system configured to emit at least one laser beam, and an optical system configured to focus the laser beam(s) to a focal region at a selected distance from a surface of a tissue. The focal region can be configured to illuminate at least a portion of a target. The optical system can cause an irradiation energy transferred to the focal region of the laser beam(s) to (i) generate a plasma in a first region of the tissue adjacent to the target, and (ii) avoid a generation of a plasma in a second region of the tissue. The optical system has a numerical aperture that is in the range of about 0.5 to about 0.9. An exemplary method can also be provided to control such treatment system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: The General Hospital Corporation, Blossom Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, Henry Hin Lee Chan, Vincent Zuo
  • Patent number: 11160993
    Abstract: A control method for a light therapy device, including steps of: set a light dose range (1-4J/cm2) required by an illuminated portion under a skin surface; calculate an appropriate intensity range outputted by a light source based on the set light dose, an illuminated time, and a proportion of light beam shape variation between the light source and the skin surface; build a corresponding relation between the appropriate intensity range and an ideal illumination range for the skin surface; measure an illumination of the skin surface, and monitor an output light intensity of the light source based on the illumination, ensuring that a light intensity outputted by the light source is a set ideal light intensity whereby, a light dose transmitted from the light therapy device to the illuminated portion could be kept in the set light dose by simply controlling the illumination to be within the set illumination range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GCSOL TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jui-Fen Pai, Chen-Ping Kuo
  • Patent number: 11147624
    Abstract: The invention resides in a pattern laser comprising a plurality of laser devices each emitting a treatment laser beam into an optical fibre of an optical fibre bundle. An optical coupling module is associated with each laser device and each optical fibre for coupling a treatment laser beam into the associated optical fibre. A controller controls the operation of the laser devices by selectively turning on or off one or more of the laser devices so as to form a laser treatment pattern at an end of the fibre bundle away from the laser devices. A delivery system images the output from the fibre bundle to a treatment zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ELLEX MEDICAL PTY LTD
    Inventors: Wei Xia, Eric Benson, Yong Min Ooi, Victor Previn, Timothy Dixon
  • Patent number: 11135444
    Abstract: A method for providing localized heating of the dermal layers of skin of a patient, using energy in the form of a group of pulses having defined parameters in a controlled manner. This method preferably uses an optical delivery system to deliver pulsed energy to a specific spot of skin so that targeted layers of the affected skin are heated to a desired temperature range. The temperature range is optimally selected to maximize treatment efficacy while minimizing pain to the patient. Example applications include reducing wrinkles, acne, hair, scar tissue, warts, and promoting wound healing. In this method, the temperature of the selected locus rises quickly to the desired temperature range, then is maintained within a controlled range with a relatively flat temperature profile. The method maintains the temperature by controlling one or more of a pulse energy intensity, pulse width, and pulse frequency or time delay between pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Seminex Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Bean, Matthew Hamerstrom, Alyssa Bean
  • Patent number: 11116967
    Abstract: A method for treating an eye, including the step of applying an electromagnetic wave of distorted sinusoidal current with a resonance frequency and having related harmonics on an eye, an eye orbit, a temple, eyelid areas or a part thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: RESONO OPHTHALMIC S.R.L.
    Inventors: Alessandro De Toni, Alessandro Pozzato, Gianantonio Pozzato, Alfredo Ruggeri, Matteo Scaramuzza, Antonio Trani
  • Patent number: 11122206
    Abstract: A personal care system having a treatment device for applying a treatment to the skin or hair of a user is provided. The treatment device has a camera for taking an image of the skin. The system may include or be in communication with an application programming interface (API) that can process the image. The system or an associated API can recommend the use of treatment regimens or topical products according to information determined from the digital image of the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PREH HOLDING, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Nichols
  • Patent number: 11097124
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light treatment apparatus and a method of controlling the same, and provides to a light treatment apparatus and a method of controlling the same, including: a treatment light irradiating unit for irradiating a treatment region with treatment light a plurality of times while moving on the treatment region; a sensing unit for detecting movement information of the treatment light irradiating unit; and a control unit for controlling an irradiation pattern of the treatment light based on the detected movement information such that an irradiation area of the treatment light to be irradiated from the treatment light irradiating unit overlaps at least in part with an irradiation area of the treatment light which is previously irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LUTRONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Won Joong Kim, Jong Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 11083515
    Abstract: A method of producing an array of sharp tips including a biocompatible coating, wherein the biocompatible coating is thicker at a sharp end of the sharp tips than at a broader section of the sharp tips, the method including providing an array of sharp tips, and coating the sharp end of the sharp tips differentially from coating the broader section of the sharp tips. A method of treating skin including producing a hollow in the skin by heating and mechanically compressing epidermis while retaining a covering of stratum corneum. A method of treating tissue including heating a tip to a temperature suitable for producing a crater in the tissue, advancing the tip toward the tissue, detecting when the tip comes into contact with the tissue by detecting a change in mechanical resistance to the advancing, and measuring the mechanical resistance to the advancing. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NOVOXEL LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Slatkine, Ronen Shavit, Raphael Shavit
  • Patent number: 11077318
    Abstract: A process for heat treating biological tissue includes providing a plurality of energy emitters formed into an array. Treatment energy is generated from the plurality of emitters and applied to target tissue. The treatment energy has energy and application parameters selected so as to raise the target tissue temperature sufficiently to create a therapeutic effect while maintaining an average temperature of the target tissue over several minutes at or below a predetermined temperature so as not to destroy or permanently damage the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, David B. Chang, Benjamin W. L. Margolis
  • Patent number: 11071587
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and devices can be provided for improving the appearance of dermal melasma. This can be done, e.g., focusing electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength between about 600 nm and 850 nm into a region of the pigmented dermal tissue at a depth between about 150 and 400 microns, using a lens arrangement having a large numerical aperture between about 0.5 and 0.9. The exemplary local dwell time of the focused radiation can be less than a few milliseconds, and a local fluence provided in the focal region can be between about 50 and 500 J/cm2. The focal region can be scanned through the dermal tissue at speeds on the order of a few cm/s. Such parameters can provide sufficient energy absorption by pigmented cells in the dermis to disrupt them while avoiding damage to the overlying tissue and unpigmented dermal tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, Henry Hin Lee Chan, Vincent Zuo
  • Patent number: 11058888
    Abstract: A mouth guard comprising a plurality of light sources is presented that provide for the emission of light in wavelength ranges that provide antiseptic benefits to a user, wherein the light outputted by the plurality of light sources are activated by a sensor configured to determine a proximity of the mouth guard to an object and generate a signal that is used to control the application of a voltage to the plurality of light sources, for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Liviu Steier, Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 11039886
    Abstract: A pulsed laser skin treatment device is for laser induced optical breakdown of hair or skin tissue. A feedback system is used for detecting a feedback system based on light and/or sound/and/or contact force or pressure. The feedback signal is used to determine whether a pulse was in the tissue or outside the tissue. With these data an effectiveness of the treatment can be determined which can be provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Babu Verghese, Rieko Verhagen
  • Patent number: 11039887
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and devices can be provided for improving the appearance of dermal melasma. This can be done, e.g., focusing electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength between about 600 nm and 850 nm into a region of the pigmented dermal tissue at a depth between about 150 and 400 microns, using a lens arrangement having a large numerical aperture between about 0.5 and 0.9. The exemplary local dwell time of the focused radiation can be less than a few milliseconds, and a local fluence provided in the focal region can be between about 50 and 500 J/cm2. The focal region can be scanned through the dermal tissue at speeds on the order of a few cm/s. Such parameters can provide sufficient energy absorption by pigmented cells in the dermis to disrupt them while avoiding damage to the overlying tissue and unpigmented dermal tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Rox Anderson, Dieter Manstein, Henry Hin Lee Chan, Vincent Zuo
  • Patent number: 10994151
    Abstract: Provided herein is a multifunctional aesthetic system including a housing, an electromagnetic array situated in the housing and having a plurality of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) sources, each EMR source configured to generate an EMR beam having a wavelength different than that of an EMR beam generated by another of the EMR sources, a controller in electronic communication with the array to operate two or more of the EMR sources to direct the EMR beam to a treatment area, and a sensor in electronic communication with the controller for providing feedback to the controller based on defined parameters to allow the controller to adjust at least one operating condition of the multifunctional system in response to the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Dominion Aesthetic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Daly, Robert E. McKinney, Scott R. Marable, Matthew D. Hawk
  • Patent number: 10981017
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for photoeradication of microorganisms from a target. The target is irradiated with pulsed purple or blue light in which (a) the light pulses have a peak irradiance and a pulse duration sufficient to optically excite a photoactive molecule capable of photoeradication of the microorganisms and (b) the light pulses are separated by an off time sufficient to allow the photoactive molecule to return to a ground state creating an oxidation reaction that produces free radicals which destroy a cellular structure of the microorganisms and thereby photoeradicate all or a portion of the microorganisms. The photoactive molecule may comprise either an endogenous molecule present in the microorganisms or an exogenous molecule applied to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, CAREWEAR CORP.
    Inventors: Chukuka S. Enwemeka, John C. Castel
  • Patent number: 10974063
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for promoting eyelash hair growth includes an energy transducer, positionable proximate the eyelid, configured to provide light energy to a user's eyelids at an output wavelength suitable for stimulating eyelash hair growth, and a scleral shield, positionable inside of the eyelid, to protect the eye from the light energy. The device may be powered by an internal power source, such as a rechargeable battery or disposable batteries, or by an external power source, such as a plug used in connection with an AC outlet. In use, the eyelid is positioned between the energy transducer and the scleral shield, and the light energy from the energy transducer is applied to the eyelash region of the eyelid to promote eyelash hair growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Brian S. Kelleher
  • Patent number: 10959777
    Abstract: A device configured to cut hair using laser light includes a handle portion and a shaving portion. The handle portion includes a battery and a laser light source. The laser light source is coupled to and configured to receive power from the battery. The laser light source is also configured to generate laser light having a wavelength selected to target a predetermined chromophore to effectively cut a hair shaft. The shaving portion includes a support and a single fiber optic supported by the support. The fiber optic has a proximal end, a distal end, an outer wall, and a cutting region positioned towards the distal end and extending along a portion of the side wall. The fiber optic is positioned to receive the laser light from the laser light source at the proximal end, conduct the laser light from the proximal end toward the distal end, and emit the light out of the cutting region and toward hair when the cutting region is brought in contact with the hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Skarp Technologies (Delaware) Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Lars Ake Gustavsson, Kyle McCormick, Paul William Binun
  • Patent number: 10926100
    Abstract: A laser device for the selective treatment of acne comprising: a laser source (1) terminating in an optical collimator (2), which supplies a laser beam; said laser source (1) comprises a switch (13) which allows impulses of said laser beam with pre-defined duration to be transmitted; an opto-mechanical interface (3) comprising a lens (4) focusing the laser beam received from the optical collimator (2); an optical fibre (5) connected to said opto-mechanical interface (3); characterized in that said optical fibre (5) has a length greater than 15 m; and said device comprises a handpiece (10) connected to said optical fibre (5) where said handpiece (10) comprises an optical zoom system (11) which allows the diameter of the laser beam emerging from said handpiece (10) to be varied from 0.5 mm to 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUANTA SYSTEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Tagliaferri, Fabio Cannone, Gianluca Grolla
  • Patent number: 10918883
    Abstract: In accordance with various aspects of the present teachings, systems and methods for applying treatment energy, e.g., electromagnetic radiation such as laser radiation in the visible and near infrared wavelengths, to body areas having bulges and fat deposits, loose skin, pain, acne and/or wounds. In some aspects, the systems and methods can enable relatively lengthy treatments to be performed by having the practitioner set-up and/or start the treatment, thereafter allowing the treatment to proceed safely and effectively without the continued presence of the practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CYNOSURE, LLC
    Inventors: James Boll, Rafael Armando Sierra, Elizabeth Kneen Winter, Allan Cameron, Adrian Mark West, Kevin Young, Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 10905895
    Abstract: A lipolysis radiation paddle (2) comprises a plurality of lipolysis radiation transducers (14) mounted in a base (20). The base (20) has a lower portion (21), and a pair of side portions (26) extending upwardly from respective sides of the lower portion (21). The lower portion (21) is shaped to fit under the jaw (51) of a user (50) of the paddle (2), and has a front end (22) shaped to receive the chin (52) of the user (50). The side portions (26) are each shaped to extend to and along respective sides of the jawline (53) of the user (50). The transducers (14) are directed inwardly towards the skin in proximity to the paddle (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LASER LIPO LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Cobley, Sharon Cobley
  • Patent number: 10905900
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a method for an extended field of view treatment. The method can include the steps of imaging a region; targeting a region with directed ultrasound energy; monitoring the region; moving the imaging, treatment, and monitoring region while spatially correlating to one or more prior regions via imaging and/or position sensing; continuing the extended field of view treatment; and, achieving an ultrasound induced biological effect in the extended field of view treatment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Guided Therapy Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Peter G. Barthe, Michael H. Slayton
  • Patent number: 10856900
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, and methods for minimally invasive procedures including one or more of fractional resection, fractional lipectomy, fractional skin grafting, and/or fractional scar revision are described. Embodiments include instrumentation comprising a scalpet assembly coupled to a carrier, and the scalpet assembly includes a scalpet array. The scalpet array includes one or more scalpets configured for fractional resection, fractional lipectomy, fractional skin grafting, and/or fractional scar revision. The system includes a vacuum component coupled to the scalpet assembly and configured to evacuate tissue from the a site. The carrier is configured to control application of a rotational force and/or a vacuum force to the scalpet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 10857377
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for controlling a laser output. According to an embodiment, there are provided a method for controlling a laser output of a laser device, provided with a laser generator and a handpiece for radiating a laser generated at the laser generator onto a target, and a device performing the method. The method includes the steps of: measuring, by a plurality of distance sensors arranged along a circumference of one end of the handpiece from which the laser is outputted, distances between the plurality of distance sensors and the target; based on the distances between the distance sensors and the target, calculating an effective area which is a region of the target onto which the laser is really radiated; and increasing or reducing the laser output to radiate the laser onto the effective area with a predetermined energy density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Speclipse, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Hyun Pyun, Wanki Min, Hyoung Soo Shin
  • Patent number: 10857376
    Abstract: A therapy apparatus for treating a patient's brain is provided. The therapy apparatus includes a light source having an output emission area positioned to irradiate a portion of the brain with an efficacious power density and wavelength of light. The therapy apparatus further includes an element interposed between the light source and the patient's scalp. The element is adapted to inhibit temperature increases at the scalp caused by the light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Pthera, LLC
    Inventors: Luis De Taboada, Jackson Streeter
  • Patent number: 10846850
    Abstract: Provided are a morbidity diagnosis support system, a morbidity diagnosis data-generating system, and a morbidity diagnosis support method that are capable of supporting a highly reliable morbidity diagnosis. A morbidity diagnosis support system includes an extension device for extending a tissue section of cells, an image-photographing device for acquiring image data by image-photographing the tissue section, an image analysis device for analyzing the image data to calculate an index of morbidity based on a mode of cracks generated in the tissue section by the extension, and an output device for outputting the calculated index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE DOSHISHA
    Inventors: Kenichi Yoshikawa, Masaya Ikegawa, Takahiro Kenmotsu, Nobuto Kakuda, Takuto Nakamura, Keisuke Danno, Natsumi Okoso, Naohiko Nakamura, Kohta Iguchi, Etsuro Hatano, Shinji Uemoto
  • Patent number: 10835287
    Abstract: Devices and methods for dermatology and more particularly to fluid enhanced skin treatment system for skin rejuvenation that can use an abrasive probe for removing epidermal layers while contemporaneously providing for the infusion of therapeutic fluids into the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 10813694
    Abstract: A light based skin treatment device (10, 20) is provided, comprising a light source (18) for providing an incident light beam (21) for treating a skin (30) by laser induced optical breakdown (LIOB) of hair or skin tissue, a transparent exit window (14) for allowing the incident light beam (21) to exit the device (10, 20), and an optical system for focusing the incident light beam (21) into a focal spot (221, 222) in the hair or skin tissue outside the skin treatment device (10, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Johnson, Petrus Theodorus Jutte, Bastiaan Wilhelmus Maria Moeskops, Rieko Verhagen
  • Patent number: 10786667
    Abstract: A multichannel stimulation system for regenerating damaged corneal nerves, includes: electrically contacting a contactor of the multichannel unit with the stimulation signal module; providing an electric pulse signal, by the stimulation signal module; transferring an electric pulse signal of a first duration time and an electric pulse signal of a seventh duration time to the first channel, and transferring an electric pulse signal; maintaining an adjusted magnitude of the absolute value of an electric pulse signal when the magnitude of the absolute value of the electric pulse signal desired by a user is adjusted; and confirming whether impedance measured between the first channel and an area where the first channel is attached and impedance measured between the second channel and an area where the second channel is attached exceed a reference impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NU EYNE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do-Hyoung Kim, Pyung-Kyu Kim, Joo-Wan Seo, Won-Jang Lee
  • Patent number: 10785835
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a flash generator for providing power supply to a flash tube so that the flash tube rapidly provides a light output adapted to FP-sync, Flat Peak. The flash generator comprises a capacitor bank, an output and a switch configured to switch a current flow from the capacitor bank via the output to provide a variable power via the output. The flash generator further comprises a controller for controlling the switch, whereby by controlling the on time of the switch, the generator is operative to provide, during a time period of 100 to 2000 ?s during a peak time period within the time period, an average power at least 4 times higher than the average power provided during the other time period within the time period, whereby the flash tube during the peak time period becomes fully ignited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PROFOTO AB
    Inventors: Anton Falk, Michael Sundkvist
  • Patent number: 10780292
    Abstract: An electro-mechanical-type handpiece is specially designed to be used with a laser Generator, particularly those that use a CO2 laser and provide a laser beam in fractional mode. The fractional mode laser beam is provided in a pattern of homogeneous points aligned in rows, columns or diagonally, and such a pattern allows internal tissue along an entire length of a vagina of a patient to be treated and a pelvic floor of the patient to be retracted, such that a urinary bladder of the patient is elevated and, owing to the change in angle thereof, slight or moderate losses of urine are resolved or improved. In addition, the device can be used to treat the inner surface of the vagina of the patient, reducing vaginal laxity caused by childbirth and age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: INTERM√ąDIC ARFRAN, S.A.
    Inventor: Francisco Javier Arcusa Villacampa
  • Patent number: 10779888
    Abstract: An adapter for attachment to a medical application device includes an energy generating device and a distal tip for applying the energy generated to skin tissue. The adapter includes a substantially hollow body with a distal end portion and a proximal end portion. The proximal end portion is sized to mount on the distal tip of the energy generating device; the distal end portion is substantially open. The adapter further includes at least one through port extending from the proximal end portion to the open distal end portion of the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventor: Emri Valtzer