Light Application Patents (Class 607/88)
  • Patent number: 11167105
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for stimulating neural activity in the brain of a user of an apparatus with a display screen by causing at least one portion of the display screen to flicker in a controlled manner and utilizing the apparatus to measure an effect on a user exposed to the flicker for a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SYMBOLICS INC.
    Inventor: Russell Noftsker
  • Patent number: 11154423
    Abstract: A system for corneal treatment includes a light source that activates cross-linking in at least one selected region of a cornea treated with a cross-linking agent. The light source delivers photoactivating light to the at least one selected region of the cornea according to a set of parameters. The system includes a controller that receives input relating to the cross-linking agent and the set of parameters. The controller includes computer-readable storage media storing: (A) program instructions for determining cross-linking resulting from reactions involving ROS including at least peroxides, superoxides, and hydroxyl radicals, and (B) program instructions for determining cross-linking from reactions not involving oxygen. The controller executes the program instructions to output a calculated amount of cross-linking in the at least one selected region of the cornea. In response to the calculated amount of cross-linking, the light source adjusts at least one value in the set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Avedro, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc D. Friedman, Pavel Kamaev, Mikhail Smirnov
  • Patent number: 11130000
    Abstract: A wearable for providing light therapy to a wearer includes at least one fabric panel having an inner surface that when the wearable is worn is configured to face a wearer's skin and an outer surface opposite the inner surface and at least one side-emitting optical fiber affixed to at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface. The side-emitting optical fiber is optically connectable with an optical fiber light source and configured to project light having a therapeutic wavelength toward a wearer of the wearable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BIOTHREAD LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bish, Lawrence A. Blaustein, Jaleh Factor, Boris Kontorovich, Daniel Shuter, Jay Tapper
  • Patent number: 11131454
    Abstract: A light emitting device array includes a substrate, a heat sink disposed on the substrate, at least two light emitting devices disposed on the heat sink and spaced apart from each other, a connector disposed on the light emitting device and configured to apply power, an insulating layer interposed between the heat sink and the connector, a fixing member configured to support a position of the light emitting device, on the light emitting device, and an adhesive layer provided on the fixing member to make contact with a skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jongho Lee, Juho Kim
  • Patent number: 11118881
    Abstract: There is disclosed an IR illumination device and munitions comprising the same. There is provided an IR illumination munition device for selective activation where upon activation the device emits IR radiation in the range of wavelengths of from 750 nm to 900 nm, the device comprising: an electrical power source; an array of IR light emitting diodes to emit the IR radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BAE SYSTEMS plc
    Inventors: Mark Edward Roper, Martyn John Hucker
  • Patent number: 11110293
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems and methods of phototherapy are described. In an example, the phototherapy system includes a therapeutic light source configured to emit phototherapeutic light towards a subject; and a placebo light source configured to emit placebo light towards the subject. In an embodiment, the light, including the phototherapeutic light and the placebo light, emitted by the phototherapy system is configured to be visually perceived by the subject as continuous light. In an embodiment, the placebo light is a metameric match of the phototherapeutic light. In an embodiment, the method includes emitting the placebo light in a wavelength range and at an intensity configured to be visually perceived by the user as the phototherapeutic light, such as where the placebo light is a metameric match of the phototherapeutic light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Geoffrey F. Deane, Lily Truong, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 11103725
    Abstract: A wireless optogenetic device in proximity to a neural cell of a subject includes a body configured to hold light transducing materials arranged to up-convert electromagnetic radiation in infrared or near-infrared spectrum into light in the visible spectrum to affect activity of the neural cell. The body allows electromagnetic radiation in infrared or near-infrared to reach the light transducing materials. A radiation system includes a radiation probe for irradiating a wireless optogenetic device with electromagnetic radiation in infrared or near-infrared spectrum from a radiation source. The system further includes a movement mechanism for moving the radiation probe, a detector for detecting a location of the wireless optogenetic device, and a controller for controlling the movement mechanism based on the detected location of the wireless optogenetic device such that the radiation probe is arranged to irradiate the wireless optogenetic device at the detected location with the electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Peng Shi, Ming Liu, Xudong Lin
  • Patent number: 11090467
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods to form a tissue scaffolding are provided. The apparatus may include a catheter shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal tip, a distal balloon positioned on the catheter shaft proximal to the distal tip, and a proximal balloon positioned on the catheter shaft proximal to the distal balloon. The apparatus may further include an intermediate balloon positioned on a distal segment of the catheter shaft proximal to the distal balloon and distal to the proximal balloon. The intermediate balloon and the distal segment each include a translucent material. A light fiber may extend through the distal segment. A first lumen and a second lumen may be arranged in the catheter shaft, the first lumen comprising a first port located between the distal balloon and the intermediate balloon, and the second lumen comprising a second port located between the intermediate balloon and the proximal balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Alucent Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: R B Eugene Hayes, D H Perkins, Jie Ren, Robert R. Scott
  • Patent number: 11076781
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for non-invasively measuring blood glucose levels in a biological sample based on spectral data. This includes utilizing at least one light source configured to strike a target area of a sample, utilizing at least one light filter positioned to receive light transmitted through the target area from the at least one light source, utilizing at least one light detector positioned to receive light from the at least one light source and filtered by the at least one light filter, and to generate an output signal, having a time dependent current, which is indicative of the power of light detected, receiving the output signal from the at least one light detector with a processor and based on the received output signal, calculating the attenuance attributable to blood in a sample with a signal-to-noise ratio of at least 20-to-1; and determining a blood glucose level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: St. Louis Medical Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhi Xu
  • Patent number: 11065076
    Abstract: A removable tip for a light energy handpiece comprises a hollow conduit configured to surround a light guide in the handpiece; a support extension having a length longer than a length of the hollow conduit; and a shielding extension coupled to the support extension at an angle less than 180 degrees and located in front of the hollow conduit. The shielding extension is configured to be inserted behind an eyelid and extend to the fornix, the shielding extension comprised of a thermally insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Kfir Azoulay
  • Patent number: 11058889
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems, apparatuses and methods for regulation hormone production in mammals. Examples include but are not limited to by creating electro-magnetic wave emission pulse trains (photons) of individual color spectrums in sufficient intensity to drive hormone production in a mammal, using a characteristic frequency or pattern to minimize the required input power necessary to regulate hormone production, while also allowing for the monitoring of the power consumption and other variables of the system. By controlling the duty cycle, intensity, wavelength band and frequency of photon signals to a mammal, production of specific hormones can be regulated through the cycling between blue, green, yellow, near-red, far-red, infrared and ultra violet photon modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Xiant Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jon Daren Suntych
  • Patent number: 11045661
    Abstract: A method of biostimulating phototherapy is provided. The method comprises illuminating a subject's body portion with light having a first wavelength in the range of 600-900 nm. The method further comprises the step of at least one of reducing and preventing hyperthermia of the body portion by illuminating the body portion with light having a second wavelength which is at least one of in the range of 400-600 nm and in the range of 900-2500 nm. Further, a phototherapy device is provided which comprises a first light source and a second light source. The first light source is configured to emit light having a first wavelength which is in the range of 600-900 nm. The second light source is configured to emit light having a second wavelength which is at least one of in the range of 400-600 nm and in the range of 900-2500 nm. At least a portion of the device is a patch which is formed for conforming to at least part of the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Gerrit Oversluizen, Frank Anton Van Abeelen, Liesbeth Van Pieterson, Guofu Zhuo, Tim Dekker
  • Patent number: 11040216
    Abstract: An optrode arrangement for delivering optical stimulation to target tissue in a patient, the optrode arrangement comprising an implantable optrode comprising at least one electrically powered light emitter and an electrical circuit and control lines for controlling the light emitter, whereby an associated controller has two modes of operation: a stimulation mode in which it is configured to control the light emitter to deliver optical stimulation to the target tissue and a diagnostic mode in which it is configured to determine a condition of the light emitter and/or the optrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Inventors: Patrick Degenaar, Hubin Zhao
  • Patent number: 11033752
    Abstract: Photobiomodulation therapy systems provide a highly effective way to treat many common ailments to the human body. Many embodiments described herein enable two or more light therapy devices to be coupled together in various ways. In some embodiments, the light therapy system includes a first light device and a second light device arranged and configured to be mechanically and/or electrically coupled to the first light device. Each of the light devices may include a housing and a plurality of lights arranged and configured to emit at least one of red light and near infrared light. The first light device and the second light device can be coupled in a side-by-side orientation or a top-to-bottom orientation. The light therapy system can also be coupled to a mobile stand or a door stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Joovv, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Strahan, Scott Nelson
  • Patent number: 11013933
    Abstract: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) possesses array of strategies to evade antibiotics through mutational inactivation, hiding inside host immune cells or concealing inside the biofilm in a sessile form. We report a drug-free approach to eradicate MRSA through blue-light bleaching of staphyloxanthin (STX), an anti-oxidative carotenoid residing inside the cell membrane of S. aureus. The photobleaching process, uncovered through a transient absorption imaging study and quantitated by mass spectrometry, decomposes STX and sensitizes MRSA to reactive oxygen species attack. Consequently, photobleaching using low-level blue light exhibits high-level synergy when combined with low-concentration of hydrogen peroxide. Antimicrobial effectiveness of this synergistic therapy is validated in MRSA culture, MRSA-infected macrophage cells, biofilm, and a mouse wound infection model. Collectively, these findings highlight broad applications of STX photobleaching for MRSA-infected diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ji-Xin Cheng, Mohamed Seleem, Pu-Ting Dong, Jie Hui
  • Patent number: 11007376
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a phototherapeutic apparatus for focused UVB radiation and vitamin D synthesis and associated systems methods. In one embodiment a phototherapeutic apparatus can include a housing at least partially defining an irradiation zone, and an ultraviolet (UV) radiation source carried by the housing. The irradiation zone can be configured to accommodate at least a portion of a human patient. The phototherapeutic apparatus can further include a filter between the UV radiation source and the irradiation zone. The filter can be configured to at least substantially remove UV radiation outside of a predetermined spectrum centered at about 297 nm and having a bandwidth of at most 10 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BeneSol, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Moffat, IV
  • Patent number: 11007378
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sterilization apparatus that can kill or inactivate sterilization target organisms present on a body or in the body without damage to human cells and has high energy efficiency. A sterilization apparatus is configured to irradiate a sterilization target organism on a body or in the body with light and thereby killing or inactivating the sterilization target organism. The sterilization apparatus includes: a light source configured to emit light having wavelengths within a wavelength range of 190 nm to 230 nm and a wavelength range of 230 to 300 nm; a power supply unit configured to supply power to the light source; a control unit configured to control the power supply unit; and an optical filter. The power supply unit is controlled by the control unit so that an irradiation amount of light having a wavelength within the wavelength range of 230 to 300 nm in one light irradiation is not more than 9 mJ/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsushi Igarashi, Koichi Kamei
  • Patent number: 10994152
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dermatological treatment apparatus. Such dermatological treatments include but are not limited to hair removal, treatment of acne and lesions and also skin rejuvenation. The apparatus comprises a housing; a light emitting source provided in the housing arranged to emit light energy along an energy pathway to external of the device; and a filter arrangement positioned in the energy pathway having at least a first and a second light energy filtering portion together combining to span across the energy pathway for filtering the light energy passing to external of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: iPulse Limited
    Inventor: Stuart Terry Jones
  • Patent number: 10980426
    Abstract: An intravascular sensor delivery device for measuring a physiological parameter of a patient, such as blood pressure, within a vascular structure or passage. In some embodiments, the device can be used to measure the pressure gradient across a stenotic lesion or heart valve. The sensor delivery device can be sized to pass over different sizes of guidewires to enable usage in coronary and peripheral arteries, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Dale R. Manstrom, Amy Raatikka, Robert F. Wilson, Edward R. Miller, Jung Kwon Pak
  • Patent number: 10953236
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for treating or preventing carbon monoxide poisoning. In particular, systems and methods are provided for a phototherapy treatment or prevention system that delivers light radiation to a patient's body to photodissociate carbon monoxide from hemoglobin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Warren M. Zapol, R. Rox Anderson, Luca Zazzeron, Walfre Franco, William A. Farinelli
  • Patent number: 10959311
    Abstract: A light control system having a central control engine, at least one light sensor, and at least one light source. The central control engine is configured to receive illumination data from the light sensor. The light data represents an actual light profile. The central control engine is configured to retrieve a target light profile for a user and adjust an illumination of the light control system based on the target light profile for the individual user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BrainLit AB
    Inventor: Tord Wingren
  • Patent number: 10953240
    Abstract: Ocular devices are provided for placement in the upper fornix of the eye and having a body that encompasses a low-level light source, an energy source, a microcontroller, and an antenna for delivering a programmable, fade in-out, light therapy regimen to treat neurological and ophthalmic diseases and disorders. In one embodiment the ocular device delivers a programmable green light therapy to reduce elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) and retinal hypoxia during the nocturnal period, that is, when these risk factors are at their highest level especially in glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ALVALUX MEDICAL
    Inventors: Michel Alvarez, Denis Flandre
  • Patent number: 10953191
    Abstract: A display panel including a plurality of pixels including a first pixel including a first blue sub-pixel, and a second pixel including a second blue sub-pixel, the second blue sub-pixel being configured to emit light having a wavelength different from that of the first blue sub-pixel and being adjacent to the first pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rangkyun Mok, Jongin Baek, Ilnam Kim, Wonsang Park
  • Patent number: 10939823
    Abstract: Provided is an image analysis device, an image analysis method, and an illumination device to efficiently acquire an image to be suitably used to analyze skin. An image acquisition unit is included, the image acquisition unit including an illumination unit including a light emitting unit in which a plurality of light emitting elements including at least a light emitting element that emits visible light and a light emitting element that emits invisible light are packaged, and an image pickup unit that captures an image of reflection light generated by causing irradiation light emitted from the illumination unit to be reflected by an analysis target. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a device for analyzing human skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Nakamura, Takayuki Yamazaki, Kazuhito Kunishima
  • Patent number: 10905898
    Abstract: A method of treating dry eye includes delivering light energy from outside an eyelid toward the eyelid, and maintaining the delivery of the light energy toward the eyelid for a period of time to soften an obstruction of at least one meibomian gland. The light energy may be delivered specifically to the obstruction in the at least one meibomian gland without physically contacting the at least one meibomian gland, or the light energy delivered toward the eyelid may conductively apply heat to the meibomian gland to melt the obstruction. A corresponding apparatus includes a light energy source positionable outside an eyelid and configured to deliver the light energy from outside an eyelid toward the eyelid, and a controller configured to control the light energy source to maintain the delivery of the light energy toward the eyelid for a period of time to soften the obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tearscience, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Grenon, Donald R. Korb, Timothy R. Willis, Benjamin T. Gravely
  • Patent number: 10900621
    Abstract: A light fixture, e.g., as an artificial skylight, in which light within a region defined by x, y color coordinates (0.37, 0.34), (0.35, 0.38), (0.15, 0.20), and (0.20, 0.14) exits a first light engine, and light within a region defined by coordinates (0.29, 0.32), (0.32, 0.29), (0.41, 0.36), (0.48, 0.39), (0.48, 0.43), (0.40, 0.41), and (0.35, 0.38) exits a second light engine. Also, light fixtures in which a second light engine comprises a sidewall, and light exiting a first light engine passes through space defined by the sidewall; light fixtures in which first and second light engines are able to output light providing different CS values at a luminance; light fixtures in which light incident on a surface of the fixture and cumulative light exiting the fixture have different color points; light fixtures in which light distribution characteristics of light engines differ; and/or other features. The invention also relates to corresponding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: IDEAL Industries Lighting LLC
    Inventors: Michael Leung, Ben Jacobson, Eric Tarsa, James Ibbetson, Claudio Girotto, Bernd Keller
  • Patent number: 10894172
    Abstract: A multi-function device for skin treatment is provided, which includes: a main body comprising a lower base, a cover coupled to an upper portion of the lower base, and a main case seated on the lower base; an IPL generator comprising: an IPL power unit comprising a main power case mounted on the main case, and a main power board housed in the main power case; an IPL coolant circulation device mounted on the main case; and an IPL connector attached to the main case, and coupled to: an IPL connection cable; a vacuum suction unit connected to an IPL handpiece and generating vacuum suction pressure; a suction cable connected to the vacuum suction unit; and a coolant connection cable connected to the IPL coolant circulation device; an IPL handpiece connected to the IPL connection cable and performing IPL treatment while being in contact with skin; a high frequency generator comprising a high frequency control board mounted on other side of the main case, and a high frequency power connected to the high frequency c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: PANACE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Tae Yoon
  • Patent number: 10896739
    Abstract: Method, system and computer program product are provided for estimating a circadian phase of a subject by: obtaining a sensed biological signal for the subject; and using, by one or more processors, adaptive frequency tracking to adaptively estimate the circadian phase of the subject from the sensed biological signal. Circadian phase estimation may be accelerated by providing a feedback loop for the adaptive frequency tracking, which utilizes, in part, a circadian phase model in automatically ascertaining a phase correction for the adaptive frequency tracking. The circadian phase estimation may be used in automatically constructing a light-based circadian rhythm model for the subject using a linear parameter-varying (LPV) formulation, and once constructed, the circadian rhythm model for the subject may be used to provide light-based circadian rhythm regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Jiaxiang Zhang, John T. Wen, Agung Julius
  • Patent number: 10881872
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for treating allergic rhinitis (seasonal and perennial hay fever), by application of flash lamp radiation. The nasal cavity can be illuminated in a safe and effective manner, with non-coherent light from a flash-lamp or other suitable source. This illumination can be accomplished in any suitable manner, including by use of a handheld device. Such handheld embodiments may contain a power source (battery or AC), control circuitry, light source (flash-lamp or diode laser), lens (focusing or non-focusing), light filter, and/or fiber-optic for delivering light to the nasal cavity. Embodiments include using any suitable light energy, such as visible light in the red wavelengths with a power output of 1 to 10 Joules per cm2. The device can be pre-programmed to deliver a specified amount of light in a specified amount of time using multiple pulses (in the case of a flash lamp) or a continuous wave (in the case of a diode laser).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Oberreiter, Jan Enemaerke
  • Patent number: 10857379
    Abstract: A kit comprising a wearable lamp platform a frame for holding the wearable lamp platform in a fixed orientation spaced from the user's body, an adapter arranged and configured to couple a data acquisition device to the optical lens of the at least one port; and a power source controller electrically coupled to the wearable lamp platform provides a simple and elegant solution to providing economic, at-home skin condition analyses. The wearable lamp platform includes a plurality of treatment lamps arranged and configured to irradiate a portion of a wearer's body, and at least one port extending through the lamp platform from the outer surface to the inner surface. The at least one port has disposed therein an optical lens and a plurality of image-acquisition lamps disposed thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Higgins, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10857381
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for an integrated phototherapy system that can include integrating a bili light, radiometer, and transcutaneous bilirubin sensor are disclosed. In some embodiments, the integrated phototherapy system has a control system that can receive and send data and automate features of the phototherapy system. Data that can be input by a healthcare provider and/or measured by the system can include treatment time, distance between the patient and the bili light, intensity level, irradiance level, bilirubin level, temperature, and the light intensity or irradiance of other light sources or pieces of equipment. The phototherapy system can be compatible with any electronic healthcare records system, and measured data can aggregated and uploaded to such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Janel A. Duggins
  • Patent number: 10857380
    Abstract: A method for at-home skin condition analyses includes coupling an adapter to a port of a wearable lamp platform. placing the wearable lamp platform on a portion of a user's body, coupling a data acquisition device to the adapter and activating the data acquisition device to acquire data pertaining to the user's body through the optical lens, analyzing the data pertaining to the user's body, determining a light treatment regimen for the user's body, and applying light treatment to the user's body according to the determined light treatment regimen. The port has disposed therein an optical lens and having a plurality of image image-acquisition lamps disposed thereabout. The image-acquisition lamps are energized by a power source electrically coupled to the wearable lamp platform, and the wearable lamp platform comprises a plurality of treatment lamps arranged and configured to irradiate a portion of a wearer's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Higgins, Alexandru Paunescu
  • Patent number: 10849401
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a handheld device (1) which is used for performing a treatment action while being moved along a treatment surface (4). The result of the treatment action is dependent on the angular position (?) in which the device (1) is being held relative to the treatment surface. An example of such a device is an epilator for removing hairs from a surface of the user's skin. The device comprises at least two light sources (5) arranged and adapted to each provide a delimited light spot (6) on the treatment surface or on an outer surface of the device when the device is in operation. The two or more light sources (5) are arranged so that the light spots (6) they provide are at least partially coincident when the device is held at an angular position relative to the treatment surface which is within a predetermined optimal range of angular positions for which the treatment action is optimal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Johanna Katharina Peters
  • Patent number: 10838253
    Abstract: A light source apparatus including a light-emitting module and a control unit is provided. The light-emitting module is configured to provide a light. The control unit is configured to make the light switched between a first light and a second light so that at least one of a blue-light hazard and a circadian stimulus value of the light is changed. A wavelength of a blue light main peak in a spectrum of the first light is different from a wavelength of a blue light main peak in a spectrum of the second light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, LRU TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Tzung-Te Chen, Chia-Fen Hsieh, Tung-Yun Liu, Shih-Yi Wen, Chien-Chun Lu, Hsin-Yun Tsai
  • Patent number: 10816886
    Abstract: A light source unit includes a blue light source configured to output light in a blue wavelength range, an excitation light source configured to emit excitation light having a shorter wavelength than a wavelength of the light in the blue wavelength range outputted from the blue light source, and a luminescent wheel including a luminescent light emitting area on to which the excitation light is shined to thereby emit luminescent light and a light guiding area configured to transmit or reflect the light in the blue wavelength range, and the excitation light is shined on to the luminescent light emitting area from a first surface side of the luminescent wheel, and the light in the blue wavelength range is shined on to the light guiding area from a second surface side of the luminescent wheel that is opposite to the first surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masakuni Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 10820387
    Abstract: An embodiment of the disclosure provides a light source apparatus including a light-emitting module and a control unit. The light-emitting module is configured to provide a light. The control unit is configured to change proportion of a first sub-light and a second sub-light to form the light so that a circadian action factor (CAF) and a correlated color temperature (CCT) of the light varies along a CAF vs. CCT locus of the light different from a CAF vs. CCT locus of sunlight. A CAF vs. CCT coordinate of one of the first sub-light and the second sub-light is below the CAF vs. CCT locus of sunlight, and a CAF vs. CCT coordinate of the other one of the first sub-light and the second sub-light is above the CAF vs. CCT locus of sunlight. A display apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: Avertronics INC, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Bing-Yuan Lai, Chi-I Lai, Jun-Yu Wu, Tzung-Te Chen, Shih-Yi Wen, Chia-Fen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10806944
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a laser acupuncture apparatus and a laser acupuncture device. The laser acupuncture apparatus includes: a bracket; an acupuncture unit movably installed on the bracket, where the acupuncture includes at least one laser emitter; an image capturer installed on the bracket; and a control unit coupled to the acupuncture unit and the image capturer, where the control unit is configured to analyze an image acquired by the image capturer, and to control the acupuncture unit according to an image analysis result to move relative to the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., HEFEI BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yangkun Jing
  • Patent number: 10806890
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for producing narrow-band radiation in the green region of the visible spectrum are described. The narrow-band radiation may be used to aid subjects experiencing photophobia. In some cases, subjects may experience a reduction in pain (e.g., migraine photophobia) when using the narrow-band radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER, INC.
    Inventor: Rami Burstein
  • Patent number: 10792510
    Abstract: A portion of a treatment device for treating bacteria may be coupled with the bacteria through direct or indirect contact. Mechanical stress energy and electromagnetic energy are generated with the treatment device, and are transmitted from the treatment device to the bacteria during the coupling. The bacteria are treated with both the mechanical stress energy and the electromagnetic energy to produce a killing effect on the bacteria. A treatment device may include a mechanical stress energy emitting portion, an electromagnetic energy emitting portion, and a contacting portion for coupling into direct or indirect contact with the bacteria and transmitting mechanical stress energy to the bacteria during the coupling. The mechanical stress energy emitting portion and the electromagnetic energy emitting portion are operable to treat the bacteria with a combination of mechanical stress energy and electromagnetic energy to produce a killing effect on the bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: PHOTOSONIX MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark E. Schafer, Tessie Brown McNeely
  • Patent number: 10786648
    Abstract: The newly discovered retinal ganglion cell photoreceptor melanopsin absent in the central fovea of the eye but distributed throughout the remaining human retinal body provides both non-visual biological/physiological input inducing circadian entrainment, and visual input affecting perceived brightness; this perceived brightness is not the object brightness commonly associated with luminance and perceived color of an object in central view, but the perception of brightness of a whole space or task background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Musco Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel M. Berman, Bradley D. Schlesselman, Jason T. Schutz
  • Patent number: 10791608
    Abstract: According to a first aspect disclosed herein, there is provided a controller for controlling a first light source to emit light into a pupil of a human user in order to reduce at least one biological effect of light from a second light source on the human user, the controller comprising: a first input for receiving light property data indicating a property of the light from the second light source, said property being of a type which causes a biological effect on the human user; a second input for receiving pupil data indicating a size of the pupil of the human user; an output for sending control commands to the first light source; a processor configured to: determine, using the light property data received via the first input, that the light from the second light source has said property; in response to said determination that the light from the second light source has said property, determine, using said pupil data received via the second input, a current size of the pupil; and on condition that the current
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Björn Nicolaas Servatius Vlaskamp, Jan Souman
  • Patent number: 10780293
    Abstract: A wearable light emitting apparatus for eyebrow growth is provided. The wearable light emitting apparatus for eyebrow growth comprises a main body and at least one light emitting assembly. The main body is to be wore on an user's head. The at least one light emitting assembly is located on the main body for projecting at least an eyebrow-shaped light beam to an eyebrow growing area of the head when the main body is wore on the user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Chung-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 10780296
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of use for a comprehensive transcranial low-level light therapy for use with ischemic brain tissue using a multitude of polychromatic Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) embedded into a flexible head covering that stretches securely around the patient's cranium to bath the entire cranium cavity in a variable frequency, variable power density light spectrum, maximizing all beneficial effects to the cellular tissues whether or not they are specifically deprived of blood from the ischemic stroke event. The bulbs covering the n-p junction of the semiconductor LEDs directly contact the patient's cranial skin to maximize the depth of penetration of the wavelengths into the brain's cortex cells. By using many individual point-source LEDs emitting all around the cranium, greater therapeutic benefit can be achieved as more of the cortex tissues are irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Reni-Zoe Zivin
  • Patent number: 10765884
    Abstract: Various embodiments of and methods for providing therapeutic light or electromagnetic radiation stimulation to a patient are disclosed and described. Therapeutic light stimulation is provided to a patient through a light source, and is configured to trigger or induce resonance or high amplitude oscillations in a cardiovascular system of the patient. Inducing such oscillations or resonance can aid in training autonomic reflexes and improve their functioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Steven G Dean, Frederick Muench
  • Patent number: 10765885
    Abstract: A phototherapy device comprises a face mask having a rigid (or semi-rigid) shell contoured to the human face. A flexible array of LEDs is affixed to the inner surface of the mask. A flexible, quantum dot-containing film is situated over the flexible array of LEDs. The quantum dots in the QD-containing film are selected to photo-luminesce at one or more particular wavelengths in response to photoexcitation by the light emitted from the LEDs. The LEDs emit “primary light” and the quantum dots down-convert at least a portion of the primary light to “secondary light.” The flexible, quantum dot-containing film may be interchangeable such that the wavelength(s) of the secondary light may be tailored to various phototherapy treatment regimes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Torsten Schanze
  • Patent number: 10750943
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for imaging-guided monitoring and modeling of retinal vascular occlusive conditions. An example integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) and scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO) apparatus includes an OCT subsystem to acquire baseline OCT and OCT angiography (OCTA) volumes of a subject without dye before occlusion and subsequent OCT and OCTA volumes of the subject with dye after occlusion. The example apparatus includes an SLO subsystem including a laser controlled to adjust a laser to form a vascular occlusion at a location on a target vessel of the subject. The example apparatus includes a processor to process the OCT and OCTA volumes and feedback from the OCT subsystem and the SLO subsystem to determine a change in three-dimensional vasculature from before the vascular occlusion to after the vascular occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Brian T. Soetikno, Xiao Shu, Hao F. Zhang
  • Patent number: 10702142
    Abstract: A technique for performing a visual field test on an eye includes sequentially presenting visual stimuli to the eye on a display. A gaze direction of the eye is monitored with a camera to identify when the gaze direction has drifted from a fixation target. A first intended position associated with a first visual stimulus of the visual stimuli is offset to compensate for drifting of the gaze direction from the fixation target when the gaze direction is determined to have drifted during presentation of the first visual stimulus. User inputs indicating whether the user acknowledges observance of each of the visual stimuli presented are registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Sam Kavusi
  • Patent number: 10695582
    Abstract: Provided are dermatological medical devices and methods comprising a distal end for positioning at a region proximal a target therapeutic region of tissue, an output port at the distal end, an energy source that generates optical energy, which is output from the output port to the target therapeutic region of tissue, and a control device that controls the optical energy at the target therapeutic region of tissue for increasing a temperature of the target therapeutic region of tissue for a period of time to a temperature that is less than an injuring temperature and induces an expression of heat shock proteins (HSPs) at the target therapeutic region of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dermal Photonics Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Dunleavy, Vladimir Krylov
  • Patent number: 10688290
    Abstract: A handheld device, including: (a) a housing including a grip portion and a head portion; (b) at least one radiofrequency (RF) contact disposed on the head portion; and (c) a capsule holder adapted to hold a capsule in a coupling arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DEAD SEA PREMIER COSMETICS LABORATORIES LTD.
    Inventor: Yaneev Yuval
  • Patent number: 10677866
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing magnetic resonance (MR) thermometry include a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit and a controller in communication with the MRI unit and configured to cause the MRI unit to acquire one or more baseline phase images of an imaging region and one or more treatment phase images of the imaging region subsequent to a temperature change of a subregion within the imaging region, electronically generate a thermal map pixelwise indicating the temperature change of the subregion based at least in part on the acquired baseline phase image and treatment phase image, computationally predict the temperature change of the subregion based at least in part on energy deposited in the subregion during treatment without reference to the generated thermal map, and determine whether the thermal map is inaccurate based at least in part on the temperature change of the subregion indicated by the thermal map and the predicted temperature change of the subregion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INSIGHTEC, LTD.
    Inventors: Shahar Rinott, Yoav Levy