Dermatological Patents (Class 606/9)
  • Patent number: 11957930
    Abstract: Methods are provided for regulating tooth movement and for maintaining or improving tissue health using heavy forces. Such methods comprise allowing a heavy force to be exerted on one or more teeth of a patient in need thereon and administering an effective amount of light to the maxillary or mandibular alveolar bone of the patient, wherein the light is administered before, during, or after the heavy force is exerted. The light can have a wavelength in the range of about 585 nm to about 665 nm, or about 815 nm to about 895 nm. An apparatus useful for providing light therapy is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LLLT Technologies SA
    Inventor: Peter Robert Brawn
  • Patent number: 11953493
    Abstract: The present technology generally relates to a method for modulating in situ production of energy by a biological tissue. The method comprises stimulating the biological tissue by exposing the biological tissue to a photostimulated biophotonic composition for a time sufficient to initiate the production of energy by the biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: FLE INTERNATIONAL S.R.L.
    Inventors: Nikolaos Loupis, Remigio Piergallini, David Ohayon, Lise H├ębert, Giovanni Scapagnini
  • Patent number: 11896841
    Abstract: A photo-thermal targeted treatment system for damaging a target embedded in a medium includes a controller and a photo-thermal treatment unit including a light source. The controller is configured for administering a treatment protocol using the light source at a preset power setting and a preset pulse timing setting. Also, a method for automatically initiating a treatment protocol using a photo-thermal targeted treatment system includes administering a cooling mechanism at a treatment location, monitoring a skin surface temperature at the treatment location and, when the skin surface temperature reaches a preset threshold, automatically initiating the photo-thermal treatment protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: QUANTA SYSTEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Cesare Plinio Franceschina, Marco Tagliaferri, Emil A. Tanghetti, Fabio Cannone
  • Patent number: 11872161
    Abstract: An ophthalmic surgery laser system and method of laser delivery for an ophthalmic surgery laser system are disclosed herein. Embodiments of the system and method are directed to an ophthalmic surgery laser system including a laser engine, a laser guide, and a laser shaper. Embodiments of the system and method are directed to a laser delivery system for an ophthalmic surgery laser system. Embodiments of the system and method are directed to an ophthalmic surgery laser system including additional functionality such as laser scanning confocal microscopy, 3D laser scanning, and laser beam diagnostics. Embodiments further include the use of a lower power illumination source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DRAKE PRECISION OPTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Buck, Michael Hager
  • Patent number: 11852805
    Abstract: A wave scanning optic is formed to have an angular reflectance or refraction that produces a uniform line scan during rotation of the optic, such that the optic is operable for seamless multidirectional scanning. The wave scanning optic includes a rotatable body defining a central axis of rotation about which the rotatable body rotates during scanning, and an optical surface formed on the rotatable body and having a wavy pattern defined by one or more lobes that protrude outwardly from the rotatable body. The optical surface has a continuous pattern with an angular frequency that varies along a radial distance from the central axis of rotation. The optical surface is configured to emit and/or receive light in one or more incident directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Curtis Kyhl, Mark Noethen
  • Patent number: 11839402
    Abstract: Embodiments include devices and methods configured to fractionally resect skin and/or fat. Fractional resection is applied as a stand-alone procedure in anatomical areas that are off-limits to conventional plastic surgery due to the poor tradeoff between the visibility of the incisional scar and amount of enhancement obtained. Fractional resection is also applied as an adjunct to established plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction, and is employed to significantly reduce the length of incisions required for a particular application. The shortening of incisions has application in both the aesthetic and reconstructive realms of plastic surgery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: SRGI HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 11832878
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ablation instruments and methods of use thereof, in particular to ablation catheters and methods for an automated sweeping ablation element. The automated sweeping ablation element is configured to provide ablative energy to an initial ablation site and move a predetermined number of degrees to one or both sides of the site in an arcuate path using a sweeping motion while still providing the ablative energy. The sweeping movement of the ablation element can be automated via input parameters entered by a user via a graphical user interface or other device (controller).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: CARDIOFOCUS, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Melsky, Brian Estabrook
  • Patent number: 11819269
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to an improved system and method for treatment of soft tissue, e.g., for treatment of a snoring condition. The system can include a laser source; a hand piece; and a device for directing radiation emitted by the laser source to a treatment area (e.g., an oral treatment area). In some cases, the handpiece can include an optical element (e.g., a lens) mounted within a replaceable cartridge and adapted to modulate a laser beam such that it is non-ablative, prior to its delivery to a treatment region. In various embodiments, the system includes a CO2 laser capable of performing treatment in a more efficient manner than conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Convergent Dental, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Kerbage, Ali Badreddine, Stephen Couitt, Steve Miller, Nenad Jelisavcic
  • Patent number: 11813072
    Abstract: Provided are a portable electronic device, an accessory, and an operation method thereof. The portable electronic device includes a light source irradiating light to skin, at least one light detector detecting light received from the skin, at least one memory storing an instruction, and a processor, by executing the instruction, controlling the light source to irradiate the light and analyzing a skin state based on light detected by the light detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Maxim Alexeevich Vilenskii
  • Patent number: 11813474
    Abstract: A cosmetic method and apparatus for selecting an IPL light source having a band pass filter equivalent to a specified wavelength laser light source for providing cosmetic treatment of skin tissue and being configured to deliver high energy fluences and achieve a threshold energy sufficient to produce a clinical effect during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: LUMENIS BE LTD.
    Inventors: Yacov Domankevitz, Israel Schuster
  • Patent number: 11771326
    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: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Design Net Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Bouthillier
  • Patent number: 11759653
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for treating a skin of a patient with therapeutic laser light via imaging a first skin area of the patient to obtain at least a first image, processing the at least a first image of the first skin area with at least one processor to identify within the first skin area at least one or more target skin areas and a non-target skin area, generating a treatment map of the first skin area based on the identified one or more target skin areas and the non-target skin area, and treating at least a portion of the one or more target skin areas with therapeutic laser light based on the generated treatment map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: CUTERA, INC.
    Inventor: Lukas Hunziker
  • Patent number: 11730539
    Abstract: A cosmetic method of directionally tightening human skin tissue includes providing an ablative laser source and a non-ablative laser source, then using the ablative laser source to form one or more overlapping circular shaped microchannels in the skin tissue; the overlapping microchannels formed have a longitudinal dimension larger than their cross dimension; then, using the non-ablative laser source to weld the microchannels, whereby the welding causes the skin tissue to tighten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: LUMENIS BE LTD.
    Inventors: Raymond Choye, Lior Greenbaum
  • Patent number: 11730511
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, methods, and compositions are described involving removing a portion of the epidermis within a donor site on a subject, and harvesting dermal plugs within the donor site. An injectable filler is formed by mincing the dermal plugs. The injectable filler is configured for injecting into a recipient site on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: SRGI Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 11730538
    Abstract: A pigment treatment system includes a handheld apparatus to receive a sub-nanosecond laser beam with a wavelength of about 480 nm to about 550 nm and output a sub-nanosecond laser beam with a wavelength of about 700 nm to about 740 nm. The handheld apparatus includes a monolithic crystal with a first surface coating and a second surface coating to facilitate the change in wavelength of the laser beam through the crystal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: CANDELA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Schomacker, Xiaoming Shang
  • Patent number: 11717348
    Abstract: A cooling element includes a frame including one or more datums. The cooling element also includes a first window including a first proximal surface and a first distal surface. The first window is sealed to the frame. The cooling element further includes a second window sealed to the frame. The second window includes a second proximal surface and a second distal surface. The second window is configured to contact a target tissue or a tissue adjacent to the target tissue via the second distal surface. The cooing element also includes a coolant chamber located between the first distal surface of the first window and the second proximal surface of the second window and configured to receive a coolant. The first window, the second window and the coolant chamber are configured to receive and electromagnetic radiation (EMR), and transmit a portion of the received EMR to the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 11717698
    Abstract: A therapy, treatment and process for inactivating and/or killing COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) is provided, including a low-dose, full body, Ultraviolet A1 (UV-A1, 360-400 nm) photon therapy, wherein the UV-A1 photon therapy activates singlet oxygen (1O2), which inactivates and/or kills COVID-19. UV-A1 therapy of the present invention can also be used to help alleviate symptoms and secondary illnesses caused by COVID-19. UV-A1 therapy of the present invention can also be used to help alleviate and treat pre-existing conditions of people that are also suffering from COVID-19 and worsened by COVID-19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Inventor: Hugh McGrath, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11701262
    Abstract: The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein assist with the healing process of tissue that was previously or simultaneously treated for a therapeutic or cosmetic effect. The methods, procedures, kits, and devices described herein can also provide temporary simulated results of a cosmetic procedure to allow for visual assessment to select the type of procedure or for treatment planning in advance of the surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Michael T. Longaker, Reinhold H. Dauskardt, Paul Yock, John A. Zepeda, Kenneth N. Horne, Bankim H. Mehta, Michael H. Rosenthal, Joseph Rimsa, Sergio Salinas, Melanie Harris, Greg Spooner, Kin Chan
  • Patent number: 11648056
    Abstract: A treatment method for non-ablative tissue regeneration includes directing at least one laser pulse having a wavelength onto a tissue surface of a human or animal body, and controlling an energy delivery time ted of the at least one laser pulse, during which the second half of the pulse energy is delivered, to be sufficiently short, so that, given the wavelength and thus a corresponding penetration depth ? of the at least one laser pulse, a thermal exposure time texp of the tissue surface is smaller than 900 microseconds. The thermal exposure time texp of the tissue surface is defined as a time interval in which the temperature of the tissue surface is above To+(Tmax?To)/2, wherein To defines the initial temperature of the tissue surface, before the laser pulse arrives, and Tmax is a maximal temperature of the tissue surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Fotona d.o.o.
    Inventors: Matjaz Lukac, Franci Bajd, Marko Kazic, Zdenko Vizintin, Tadej Perhavec
  • Patent number: 11638558
    Abstract: The present invention is a Miniature Vein Enhancer that includes a Miniature Projection Head. The Miniature Projection Head may be operated in one of three modes, AFM, DBM, and RTM. The Miniature Projection Head of the present invention projects an image of the veins of a patient, which aids the practitioner in pinpointing a vein for an intravenous drip, blood test, and the like. The Miniature projection head may have a cavity for a power source or it may have a power source located in a body portion of the Miniature Vein Enhancer. The Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to one of several improved needle protectors, or the Miniature Vein Enhancer may be attached to a body similar to a flashlight for hand held use. The Miniature Vein Enhancer of the present invention may also be attached to a magnifying glass, a flat panel display, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: AccuVein, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Goldman, David Hunt, Mark Mock, Graham Marshall, Stephen P. Conlon, Robert Roth
  • Patent number: 11626276
    Abstract: An intense pulse light (IPL) device includes a flash lamp and a light guide for guiding light from the flash lamp to an area to be treated. The flash lamp includes an anode electrode and a cathode electrode, and an envelope defining a cavity. A reflector reflects light from the flash lamp to the area to be treated. At least one electrode protector has a reflecting surface that redirects light from the electrodes toward a center of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Inmode Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Kreindel
  • Patent number: 11612759
    Abstract: A medical skin wrinkle reduction device using an RRSS laser irradiation method is proposed to reduce skin wrinkles and minimize tissue damage. The device includes: a main body having a mounting groove provided in an upper portion thereof, a tablet computer being attached to and detached from the mounting groove, and comprising signal transmission and reception parts exchanging signals with the tablet computer, and a microcomputer controlling an output of a laser beam; a handpiece comprising: a laser oscillation part generating the laser beam; an optical part emitting the laser beam as parallel light; a laser scanner controlling an irradiation position of the laser beam transmitted from the optical part; a laser pattern part having movement coordinate values set therein such that moving direction of the laser beam has a regular pattern; a tablet computer having functions of inputting data in a touch screen method and displaying a screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Youin Kim
  • Patent number: 11612760
    Abstract: A method of treatment of skin tissue with two laser devices of unequal wavelengths comprising the steps of: (1) activating the two laser devices simultaneously to produce two laser beams of unequal wavelength; (2) directing the two laser beams into a handpiece having a distal tip to direct the laser beams onto the skin tissue; (3) directing the two laser beams within the handpiece to an adjustable beam deflector; and, (4) the adjustable beam deflector directing the two laser beams onto the skin tissue to produce a pattern of laser spots simultaneously but separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: LUMENIS BE LTD.
    Inventors: Jay M. Vahlensieck, Patrick Reichert, David Youngquist, Christopher Michael Bradley, Jeffrey A. Tilley, Alan Scott Crarer
  • Patent number: 11571249
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating actinic keratosis of tissue of a patient, the method including contacting non-thermal, atmospheric pressure plasma over areas of the tissue having actinic keratosis for a time and at treatment conditions effective to give rise to an at least partial amelioration of the keratosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Peter C. Friedman, Vandana Miller, Gregory Fridman, Abraham Lin, Alexander Fridman
  • Patent number: 11534077
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides apparatuses and computer readable media for measuring sub-epidermal moisture in patients to determine damaged tissue for clinical intervention. The present disclosure also provides methods for determining damaged tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Bruin Biometrics, LLC
    Inventors: Ya-Chen Tonar, Shannon Rhodes, Marta Clendenin, Martin Burns, Kindah Jaradeh
  • Patent number: 11497929
    Abstract: A computerized method for controlling the operation of a laser therapy device is disclosed. A laser therapy device comprising laser diodes has a microprocessor for storing and executing instructions pertaining to the operation of the laser diodes within certain parameters. The computerized method detects the movement of the laser therapy device and alters the output of the laser diodes when a movement signal exceeds predetermined threshold parameters. The computerized method detects difference in temperature in certain areas, and patterns in temperature differences, for assistance in diagnosing ailments. The computerized method also detects differences in skin color to determine treatment areas. The computerized method also measures the distance of the laser therapy device to a treatment area. The microprocessor executes instructions then which can alter the output of the laser diodes or generate an alarm signal based on measurements received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew Hewitson
  • Patent number: 11471054
    Abstract: According to the invention, there is provided a light-based skin treatment device comprising a treatment light source; a treatment light exit window via which, during operation, treatment light generated by the treatment light source is applied to skin of a user, wherein the treatment light exit window comprises an optically transparent material arranged to contact the skin during operation; and an imaging unit comprising an image sensor 5 arranged to generate an image of the skin during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Yannyk Parulian Julian Bourquin
  • Patent number: 11464566
    Abstract: The disclosed invention relates to an improved system and method for treatment of soft tissue, e.g., for treatment of a snoring condition. The system can include a laser source; a hand piece; and a device for directing radiation emitted by the laser source to a treatment area (e.g., an oral treatment area). In some cases, the handpiece can include an optical element (e.g., a lens) mounted within a replaceable cartridge and adapted to modulate a laser beam such that it is non-ablative, prior to its delivery to a treatment region. In various embodiments, the system includes a CO2 laser capable of performing treatment in a more efficient manner than conventional techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Convergent Dental, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Kerbage, Ali Badreddine, Stephen Couitt, Steve Miller, Nenad Jelisavcic
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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