Light Application Patents (Class 607/88)
  • Patent number: 10295155
    Abstract: An automated luminaire includes a light source, a compensation module, an optical device, and a controller. The light source has an ellipsoidal reflector and a fixedly mounted short arc discharge lamp and can move along its optical axis. The compensation module includes a diffuser. The optical device produces either a modified or unmodified light beam. If the light beam is modified, the controller either moves the light source to a first position or positions first and second portions of the diffuser in the light beam. If the light beam is unmodified and the light source is in the first position, the controller automatically moves the light source to a second position. If the light beam is unmodified and the diffuser is in the light beam, the controller automatically removes the diffuser from the light beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Robe Lighting s.r.o.
    Inventors: Pavel Jurik, Josef Valchar
  • Patent number: 10286180
    Abstract: Light therapy is provided to a subject through a sleep mask. The sleep mask is configured to deliver electromagnetic radiation to the closed eyelids of the subject within two separate wavelength bands. The first wavelength band is therapeutically impactful in adjusting the sleep cycle of the subject. The second wavelength band preconditions the subject for delivery of the electro-magnetic radiation in the first wavelength band, maintains the apparent brightness of the electromagnetic radiation throughout therapy, enables cooling within the sleep mask, enhances the power efficiency of the sleep mask, and/or provides other benefits. The first wavelength band and the second wavelength band are selected based on attenuation of electromagnetic radiation by the eyelid of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Edward Colbaugh
  • Patent number: 10286225
    Abstract: A light therapy device including multiple light-emitting diodes (LEDs) positioned in a handheld, portable device is disclosed. The device including the LEDs are configured to have direct or nearly direct contact with the skin or tissue of the user without any intermediary materials, and light the surface and underlying layers of tissue for photodynamic stimulation of the user's cells. Housings for the devices may contain an arrangement of 12-600 LEDs on one or more circuit boards in an arrangement to provide even lighting over the skin or tissue surface. A plurality of devices may be connected together for treating larger areas of tissue. A belt may be used for keeping in position a plurality of therapeutic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LED Intellectual Properties, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Baird, Stan Stanbridge
  • Patent number: 10285711
    Abstract: Provided herein is an occlusion device for implantation into a body lumen or aneurysm comprising, a continuous compressible mesh structure comprising axial mesh carriages configured end to end, wherein each end of each carriage is a pinch point in the continuous mesh structure. Also provided herein is a kit comprising the occlusion device disclosed herein and a means for delivery thereof. Methods of manufacture and use of the occlusion device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cerus Endovascular Limited
    Inventor: Stephen Griffin
  • Patent number: 10272258
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a wound-care assembly The wound-care assembly includes a base layer. A film layer is operatively coupled to the base layer and a fluid conductor is in fluid communication with a wound and a vacuum source. The wound-care assembly further includes a fiber-optic patch comprising a plurality of fiber-optic strands. The fiber-optic strands are pressed into contact with an interior surface of the wound by the fluid conductor. The fiber-optic patch provides ultraviolet light to the wound and the relative vacuum is applied to the wound via the vacuum source and the fluid conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Quisenberry, Todd Davis Taber
  • Patent number: 10252022
    Abstract: A lighting control device for influencing thermoregulation of a vertebrate is disclosed. In one example, the lighting control device configured to select, on the basis of a predetermined criterion, a particular group of colors of groups having been categorized into groups on the basis of dominant wavelength, where each group of colors is arranged to influence a vertebrate's thermoregulation in a particular manner, and configured to generate a control signal for controlling the dominant wavelength of light emitted from at least one light source in accordance with the selected group of colors. The lighting control device is configured to transmit the generated control signal to said at least one light source for said at least one light source to emit light of the selected group of colors, thereby influencing the thermoregulation of the vertebrate being exposed to the light on the basis of said predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Wilhelmus Baaijens, Simone Helena Maria Poort, Lucas Josef Maria Schlangen
  • Patent number: 10251611
    Abstract: A freezing of gait cue apparatus that provides a visual cue, and a method for providing a visual cue, upon detection of a gait irregularity. The gait irregularity, such as a freeze of gait (FOG) for sufferers of neurological diseases like Parkinson's disease, is determined by a processor in communication with a motion sensor worn by the sufferer. When the gait irregularity is determined the apparatus projects a laser light beam on the ground in front of the user of the apparatus to cue them to continue walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Bright Devices Group Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Rodney Ian McLeod Marsh, Richard Billett, Duncan Gilmore, Lydia Kay Goh, Raymond Lindsay Hope, Michael Steven McCallion, Ben McGarry, James Robert Ward
  • Patent number: 10245444
    Abstract: A therapeutic device is provided that utilizes a microprocessor-controlled assembly having a heater and a ceramic plate which emits a Far Infrared wavelength of 8-10 microns and a Terahertz frequency vibration that flows throughout and deep into the human body. The Far Infrared heat energy produced by the therapy device stimulates the flow of internal energy in a person resulting in many therapeutic benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer, Masakazu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10231942
    Abstract: A method for treating a fibrous mass, which comprises a Morton's neuroma or a plantar firbroma. The method comprises identifying a location of the fibrous mass, determining a first size of the fibrous mass, non-surgically delivering electromagnetic energy to the fibrous mass, and determining a second size of the fibrous mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BBBN, PLLC
    Inventor: Darin Bocian
  • Patent number: 10231614
    Abstract: A system or method for measuring human ocular performance can be implemented using an eye sensor, a head orientation sensor, an electronic circuit and a display that presents one of virtual reality information, augmented reality information, or synthetic computer-generated 3-dimensional information. The device is configured for measuring saccades, pursuit tracking during visual pursuit, nystagmus, vergence, eyelid closure, or focused position of the eyes. The eye sensor comprises a video camera that senses vertical movement and horizontal movement of at least one eye. The head orientation sensor senses pitch and yaw in the range of frequencies between 0.01 Hertz and 15 Hertz. The system uses a Fourier transform to generate a vertical gain signal and a horizontal gain signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Wesley W. O. Krueger
  • Patent number: 10226593
    Abstract: A lighting system for improving the alertness of a person comprising: one or more light sources (101) arranged to emit light into an environment, at least one of the one or more light sources being arranged with a primary function comprising providing illumination into the environment; and a controller (103) configured to cause at least one of the at least one light sources to provide a secondary function of emitting at least a first light pulse (503) having a duration of between 1 ms and 50 ms, wherein there is an idle period (505) lasting at least 0.1 s on either side of the first light pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Harald Josef G√ľnther Radermacher, Bozena Erdmann, Oscar Garcia Morchon
  • Patent number: 10206582
    Abstract: A human sleep monitoring device, including a signal processing module (5), a reflecting film (3), a detection light emitting module (1) and a receiving module (4), wherein the detection light emitting module (1) is configured to emit detection light to the human body; the reflecting film (3) is configured to guide light, which is emitted by the detection light emitting module and not absorbed by the human body, to the receiving module (4); the receiving module (4) is configured to receive the light guided by the reflecting film (3); and the signal processing module (5) is configured to obtain physiological sign data of the human body according to intensity information of the light received by the receiving module (4). The device can monitor the sleep state of the human body in real time, and improve body sleep quality. A human sleep monitoring method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Xiaochuan Chen, Haisheng Wang, Xiaoliang Ding, Shengji Yang, Weijie Zhao, Hongjuan Liu, Changfeng Li, Wei Liu, Xuewen Lv, Jing Zhao, Xuebo Zhang, Rui Xu, Lei Wang, Ming Yang, Liguang Deng, Huizhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10197330
    Abstract: An apparatus for drying a garment is provided, including a main member, at least one light source, and at least one air source. The main member includes an outer surface configured for receiving the garment, and a plurality of apertures disposed along the outer surface. The light source emits a UV-C light, and the air source blows air. The UV-C light from the light source and air from the air source can at least partially pass through the outer surface. The apertures are in communication with at least the air source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 10195459
    Abstract: A method and device for photodynamic therapy for treating cancer. The method includes: providing a photodynamic therapeutic device for treating cancer. The provided device includes a plurality of light emitting diodes that are positionable in proximity of a patient's body and are adapted to provide a light fluence to a lesion area. The method also includes administering an effective dose of a photosensitizer in the lesion area; positioning the device in proximity to the patient's body; and irradiating the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Tom Kerber
  • Patent number: 10183174
    Abstract: One bracelet embodiment provides therapeutic blood irradiation at a first wrist region using a first module, and body temperature regulation/irradiation at a second wrist region using a second module. A connector couples one end of the modules together, while an attachment band releasably couples the second ends together, for attachment to the wrist. The first module includes first and second distributed pluralities of lights respectively emitting 850 and 660 nm wavelengths, and a third plurality emitting 630 nm, 532 nm, and 450 nm wavelengths, positioned in a row substantially parallel to the arm of the user. The second module includes first and second rows of lights on first and second sides of a cooling unit, each emitting 405 nm wavelengths, with the two rows positioned for penetration to the radial and ulnar arteries. The bracelet includes a microprocessor, LED screen, and firmware for displaying a GUI permitting treatment protocol selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Quantum Dynamics, LLC
    Inventors: Ruben F Salinas, John J Kruse
  • Patent number: 10182838
    Abstract: Provided is a shock wave focusing device for a shock wave ablation system for coagulating and necrosing cardiac muscle tissue that becomes a cause of arrhythmia. A shock wave generation apparatus (10) comprises: a shock wave focusing device (11) which has a concave surface (11a); an optical fiber (12) which is inserted into the shock wave focusing device (11); a tubular catheter (13) which guides the optical fiber; an enclosure (14) which constitutes a space to be filled with liquid at the tip of the optical fiber (12); and the liquid (L) which is filled into the enclosure (14). The shock wave focusing device (11) is configured from a ring-shaped coupling part (16) provided with a central hole (11b), and 16 blade parts (17) curved outward from the edge of the coupling part (16) toward the front and provided elastically to the edge of the coupling part (16), and can be folded by rotating the blade parts (17) with respect to the coupling part (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroaki Shimokawa, Kazuyoshi Takayama, Hiroaki Yamamoto, Yuhi Hasebe, Shokichi Hayasaka
  • Patent number: 10175557
    Abstract: There is provided an optical wavelength conversion element with a good temporal stability and such a high optical wavelength conversion efficiency that the element is viable even under sunlight or similar, low intensity light. Owing to these properties, the element is suited for use in solar cells, photocatalysts, photocatalytic hydrogen and oxygen generating devices, photon upconversion filters, and like articles. The optical wavelength conversion element is visually homogeneous and transparent and produced by dissolving and/or dispersing in an ionic liquid (C) a combination of organic photosensitizing molecules (A) and organic light-emitting molecules (B) that exhibits triplet-triplet annihilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: Nippon Kayaku KabushikiKaisha, Tokyo Institute Of Technology
    Inventors: Yoichi Murakami, Toshiyuki Ito, Ryoutarou Morita, Kazuki Niimi, Noriko Kiyoganagi
  • Patent number: 10166681
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a Bluetooth speaker, including: an interface unit, a processor, a Bluetooth unit configured to receive and transmit audio signals, and a speaker. One end of the interface unit is configured to connect to a main controller of the robot and another end of the interface unit is configured to connect to the processor. The processor further connects to the Bluetooth unit. The Bluetooth unit connects to the speaker. The present disclosure may be implemented in robots to have more fan and improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Youjun Xiong, Xiaochu Zhong, Kai Xu
  • Patent number: 10166401
    Abstract: A device for activating light-induced rupture of endocytic vesicles in target cells of a patient so as to effect delivery of an administered antigen to cytosol in the target cells, is described. The device is adapted to be worn by a patient over a region of skin where an antigen and a photosensitising agent are to be administered. The device comprises a rear surface that is rounded or otherwise configured to be worn against the patient's skin. It has a retaining part for retaining the device in place over the region of the patient's skin during an activation cycle. A light source is arranged to illuminate the patient's skin from the rear of the device. A control system is configured to vary the output of the light source with respect to time in accordance with a pre-configured output sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PCI BIOTECH AS
    Inventors: Anders Hogset, Per Edvard Walday, Kristin Eivindvik
  • Patent number: 10149927
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a wound care system. The wound care system includes a power unit and a processor coupled to the power unit. An ultra-violet light-emitting diode array is electrically coupled to the processor. A thermoelectric element is thermally exposed to the ultra-violet light-emitting diode array. A probe is optically coupled to the ultra-violet light-emitting diode array. The thermoelectric element cools the ultra-violet light emitting diode array thereby optimizing the ultra-violet light emitting diode array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventor: Tony Quisenberry
  • Patent number: 10147773
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, an organic light-emitting diode device is disclosed with an organic light-emitting diode having a first main surface and a second main surface lying opposite the first main surface, an optically functional device having a first hollow space and a second hollow space, and a control element. The first hollow space is arranged on or over the first main surface, and the second hollow space is arranged below the second main surface. The first hollow space and the second hollow space are connected to one another by means of a fluid connection. An optically functional fluid is arranged in the optically functional device. The control element is configured to move the optically functional fluid to and fro between the first hollow space and the second hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GMBH
    Inventors: Dominik Pentlehner, Andreas Rausch, Thomas Wehlus, Carola Diez, Nina Riegel, Britta Goeoetz, Georg Dirscherl
  • Patent number: 10130827
    Abstract: The present invention relates, inter alia, to dermal systems comprising at least one light source and at least one pharmaceutically and/or cosmetically active ingredient. The dermal systems can be employed in order to enhance the penetration and action of the pharmaceutically and/or cosmetically active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmBh
    Inventors: Herwig Buchholz, Ewald Aydt, Junyou Pan
  • Patent number: 10126467
    Abstract: The present invention provides silk photonic crystals that can be used to enhance light-induced effects. Also disclosed are biocompatible, functionalized, all-protein inverse opals and related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Omenetto, David Kaplan, Sunghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10099065
    Abstract: A laser therapy apparatus includes a cap body shell, a printed circuit board, a power supply, and a plurality of light sources electrically coupled to the printed circuit board and powered by the power supply. The plurality of light sources includes at least one laser diode. The printed circuit board includes a plurality of cuts, each cut including at least two sides. The printed circuit board is also bent into a dome shape. A laser therapy apparatus may also include at least two photodiode proximity sensors configured such that the plurality of light sources will only light if both photodiode proximity sensors are within a predetermined distance of a scalp to be treated, and the plurality of light sources will turn off if either of the at least two photodiode proximity sensors is moved more than a predetermined distance away from the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Capillus, LLC
    Inventor: Carlos Pina
  • Patent number: 10092174
    Abstract: A cooling device according to the invention includes: a first flow channel configured so that a coolant passes; a first heat receiving portion; a first heat radiating portion arranged in the first flow channel; a first heat transferring portion configured to transfer heat from the first heat receiving portion to the first heat radiating portion; a second flow channel configured so that the coolant passes; a second heat receiving portion; a second heat radiating portion arranged in the second flow channel; and a second heat transferring portion configured having a longer length than the first heat transferring portion and transferring heat from the second heat receiving portion to the second heat radiating portion. The second heat radiating portion is configured having a larger surface area than the first heat radiating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Yutaka Shirota, Takahiro Masaki
  • Patent number: 10073417
    Abstract: A system for generating a light beam having a plurality of orthogonal function modes includes a light source for generating a plane wave light beam. A MicroElectroMechanical (MEM) system including an array of micro-mirrors for generating the light beam having the plurality of orthogonal function modes applied thereto responsive to the plane wave light beam and control signals for controlling the array of micro-mirrors. A controller generates the control signals to control a position of each of a plurality of micro-mirrors of the array of micro-mirrors. The controller controls the position of the micro-mirrors to generate a plurality of holograms for applying the plurality of orbital angular momentum modes to the plane wave light beam responsive to the control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NxGen Partners IP, LLC
    Inventors: Solyman Ashrafi, Roger Linquist
  • Patent number: 10071132
    Abstract: Stimulation of target cells using light, e.g., in vivo or in vitro, is implemented using a variety of methods and devices. One example involves a vector for delivering a light-activated molecule comprising a nucleic acid sequence that codes for light-activated molecule. The light-activated molecule includes a modification to a location near the all-trans retinal Schiff base, e.g., to extends the duration time of the open state. Other aspects and embodiments are directed to systems, methods, kits, compositions of matter and molecules for ion channels or pumps or for controlling currents in a cell (e.g., in in vivo and in vitro environments).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Karl Deisseroth, Ofer Yizhar, Lisa Gunaydin, Peter Hegemann, Andre Berndt
  • Patent number: 10070049
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of capturing an image of a wound on a subject for wound assessment. The method includes obtaining an image of a portion of the subject with one or more cameras; displaying the image on a display panel on an imaging device; obtaining a stored condition from a memory; obtaining a present condition; comparing the stored condition and the present condition; displaying a crosshair over the image on the display panel when it is decided that the present condition corresponds to the stored condition on the basis of the comparison; receiving an instruction for capturing; and capturing an image of the wound in response to the received instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Kim Chai Ng, Xiaonong Zhan, Wei Ming
  • Patent number: 10064940
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention relate to a flexible, multifunctional apparatus for delivering electromagnetic energy to a target surface. The apparatus may be used in a variety of applications and environments, including but not limited to, medical therapies and treatments. The apparatus comprises at least one primary radiation source, in some embodiments an array of light-emitting diodes, and is capable of emitting electromagnetic radiation in the range from 800 to 950 nanometers. The apparatus comprises a moveable arm for positioning the radiation source relative to the target surface. The apparatus is useful for photothermal therapy in the treatment of medical conditions, including cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Siva Therapeutics Inc.
    Inventor: Zachary Nager
  • Patent number: 10039931
    Abstract: A method for accelerating the release of neurotransmitters includes a step of radiating light from within a cerebral blood vessel to accelerate the release of the neurotransmitters. An optomedical device includes a main body configured to be introduced into a cerebral blood vessel; a light emitting unit arranged on the main body, the light emitting unit configured to radiate light to accelerate the release of neurotransmitters; and a control unit configured to control a light emitting action of the light emitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Makoto Narita
  • Patent number: 10039169
    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 makes the light emitted from the light-emitting module switched among a plurality of kinds of first light. Correlated color temperatures of the plurality of kinds of first light are different from each other, and circadian action factors of the plurality of kinds of first light are substantially the same as each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Tzung-Te Chen, Chien-Chun Lu, Hsin-Yun Tsai, Tung-Yun Liu, Shih-Yi Wen
  • Patent number: 10022554
    Abstract: The radiant energy bandage system is disclosed including a plurality of therapeutic lamps and a controller for operating the lamps. Batteries power the lamps and are secured to a flexible fabric layer supporting the lamps and the controller. A foam and reflective layer includes a spacer foam and radiant energy reflector. A plurality of spacer windows are aligned with the lamps for communicating lamp radiation therethrough. A sheer mesh fabric layer is supposed to cover the foam and reflective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Jeff Michaelson, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Patent number: 10022555
    Abstract: A radiant energy bandage system is disclosed including a plurality of therapeutic lamps and a controller for operating the lamps. Batteries power the lamps and are secured to a wearable fabric layer supporting the lamps and the controller. According to an exemplary embodiment, provided is a phototherapy device comprising a stretchable and/or flexible wearable therapeutic lamp platform including a plurality of radiant lamps configured to provide radiant energy to a user treatment area, a stretchable and/or flexible reflective wall including a plurality of radiant energy communication areas aligned with the radiant lamps and disposed to communicate the radiant energy to the user treatment area; and a stretchable and/or flexible adhesive layer including a first surface and a second surface, the first surface removably attached to the reflective layer and the second surface operatively associated with removably attaching the wearable therapeutic lamp platform to the user treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Jeff Michaelson, Bradley Feild Craddock, Lulin Ding, Marc-Aurelian Vivant
  • Patent number: 10020293
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a transferring method, a manufacturing method, a device and an electronic apparatus of micro-LED. The method for transferring micro-LED comprises: forming a micro-LED on a laser-transparent original substrate; bringing the micro-LED into contact with a pad preset on a receiving substrate; and irradiating the original substrate with laser from the original substrate side to lift-off the micro-LED from the original substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: GoerTek Inc.
    Inventors: Quanbo Zou, Zhe Wang
  • Patent number: 10004663
    Abstract: An electrotherapy system includes a control device, a pulse generator and an electrode pad unit. The control device receives a user input associated with one of twelve meridians of a human, and outputs a control signal associated with the one of the twelve meridians. The pulse generator generates an electrical stimulation signal according to a reference frequency of a reference signal and the one of the twelve meridians with which the control signal is associated. The electrode pad unit contacts a user at a location corresponding to the one of the twelve meridians, and is coupled to the pulse generator for introducing the electrical stimulation signal from the pulse generator to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Kuang-Cheng Chao
  • Patent number: 10004919
    Abstract: A light emitting device for application near mammal tissue includes a flexible body having a front surface for facing the mammal tissue and an opposing back surface. The flexible body accommodates at least one light source which is arranged for irradiating an irradiation area of the mammal tissue. A thermally insulating layer covers the back surface of the flexible body. The thermally insulating layer has a larger surface area than the flexible body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Marcel Carl Lemmens, Gerrit Oversluizen, Wouter Hendrik Cornelis Spoorendonk, Jacobus Petrus Johannes Van Os
  • Patent number: 9999225
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to compositions and methods of killing bacteria using a surface plasmon coupled to a photosensitizer. A nanostructure (10) may include a silver nanoparticle core (12), a mesoporous silica shell (14), and a photosensitizer (16). A method of killing bacteria may include contacting bacteria with a nanostructure (10) including a silver nanoparticle core (12), a mesoporous silica shell (14), and a photosensitizer (16) to form a blend and exposing the blend to light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: University Of Cincinnati
    Inventors: Peng Zhang, Bo Hu, Hong Tang
  • Patent number: 9987088
    Abstract: A method of treating a subcutaneous fat region is provided. The method includes generating electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of about 1,200 nm to about 1,230 nm and delivering an average power density of less than or equal to about 2.3 W/cm2 of the electromagnetic radiation to the subcutaneous fat region for at least 300 seconds. The method also includes cooling an epidermal region and at least a portion of a dermal region overlying the subcutaneous fat region for at least a portion of the at least 300 seconds. The method further includes causing necrosis of at least one fat cell in the subcutaneous fat region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Candela Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Schomacker, James C. Hsia
  • Patent number: 9967040
    Abstract: Discussed generally herein are methods and devices including or providing a patch system that can help in diagnosing a medical condition and/or provide therapy to a user. A body-area network can include a plurality of communicatively coupled patches that communicate with an intermediate device. The intermediate device can provide data representative of a biological parameter monitored by the patches to proper personnel, such as for diagnosis and/or response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksandar Aleksov, Sasha N. Oster, Feras Eid, Adel A. Elsherbini, Johanna M. Swan, Amit Sudhir Baxi, Vincent S. Mageshkumar, Kumar Ranganathan, Wen-Ling M. Huang
  • Patent number: 9937359
    Abstract: A novel method to stimulate electrically active biological cells using visible wavelength light and metallic nanoparticles possessing plasmonic properties is presented herein. Using this technology, prosthetic devices such as cochlear and retinal implants and cardiac pacemakers can be developed to have superior properties as compared to the currently utilized electrical stimulation designs. These properties include improved spatial resolution; less or non-invasive devices; and higher fidelity of transduction. An additional advantage of using visible light wavelengths is the avoidance of unwanted heating of surrounding tissue that occurs with infrared stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Parveen Bazard, Robert Dana Frisina, Joseph Paul Walton, Venkat Rama Bhethanabotla
  • Patent number: 9936561
    Abstract: A flexible LED screen includes a flexible printed circuit board having a front surface and a rear surface, a plurality of SMT-LEDs mounted on the front surface of the flexible printed circuit board, and a plurality of integrated circuits mounted on the rear surface of the flexible printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Sik Hung Yuen
  • Patent number: 9924999
    Abstract: A method of sealing bowel tissue includes grasping bowel tissue between first and second electrically-conductive surfaces, applying a clamping pressure to the grasped bowel tissue in a range of about 1 kg/cm2 to about 2.5 kg/cm2, supplying energy to at least one of the first and second electrically-conductive surfaces such that the energy is conducted between the first and second electrically-conductive surfaces and through the grasped bowel tissue to seal the grasped bowel tissue, and monitoring one or more parameters during the supplying of energy to the electrically-conductive surface(s). Instruments, end effector assemblies, generators, and systems suitable for this purpose are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Shobhit Arya, Lei Su, Ara W. Darzi, George B. Hanna
  • Patent number: 9919127
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for slow wave sleep improvement. The method includes recording a biosignal from a skin area of a patient using an electrode system. The slow wave stage of NREM sleep is detected by analyzing an oscillation rate of the biosignal. If the slow wave stage is detected, threshold electrocutaneous stimulation is applied to improve the quality of sleep. The described embodiment relates to an apparatus for slow wave sleep improvement comprising an electrode system, a measuring unit, a therapy unit and a processor. The processor is coupled to the measurement unit for receiving the biosignal corresponding to the electrodermal activity. The processor proceses the biosignal to determine the slow wave sleep stage and activates the therapy unit to deliver threshold electrocutaneous therapy to the patient with the purpose of improving the slow wave sleep stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: DREAMSTONE, INC.
    Inventors: Valery V. Dementienko, Roman G. Maev, Alexander S. Bugaev, Peter Indursky, Viacheslav V. Markelov, Viacheslav M. Shakhnarovich, Emil E. Strumban
  • Patent number: 9867962
    Abstract: A display control method for controlling display of a display panel, the display control method including: obtaining an image by photographing a viewer; determining whether the viewer is sleepy based on the image; controlling a display mode of the display panel based on whether the viewer is sleepy; and generating an output signal for displaying an image on the display panel based on the display mode, wherein the display panel includes a first blue pixel emitting a first blue light and a second blue pixel emitting a second blue light having a different wavelength from the first blue light, and the display mode is classified based on which of the first and second blue pixels are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rangkyun Mok, Jongin Baek, Wonsang Park, Yijoon Ahn, Byeonghee Won
  • Patent number: 9861832
    Abstract: Methods for LED generated low-level light therapy (LLLT) in the red, blue, and IR ranges are described to effectively inhibit fibroblast proliferation in vitro without altering viability, and may be used as therapy for the treatment of scars and other proliferative skin diseases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jared Jagdeo, Roslyn Rivkah Isseroff, Andrew Mamalis, Neil Brody, Daniel Siegel, Hadar Lev-Tov
  • Patent number: 9827439
    Abstract: A method of dynamically adjusting a circadian rhythm comprising the steps of determining a current circadian rhythm status of a circadian rhythm of an observer, accessing a calendar of the observer, and identifying a future event of the observer to precondition for, defined as an identified future event. A preconditioning schedule responsive to the identified future event may then be determined. Furthermore, communication with a light source may be established, and the light source may then be operated to emit light according to the preconditioning schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Biological Illumination, LLC
    Inventors: Fredric S. Maxik, David E. Bartine, Mark Andrew Oostdyk, Matthew Regan, Robert R. Soler, Gregory Flickinger
  • Patent number: 9808645
    Abstract: A method for treating at least one of Grade III capsular contracture and Grade IV capsular contracture in a mammalian subject includes positioning a laser device proximate to the subject. The method also includes applying low level near infrared radiation to an area of the subject proximate to tissue in the subject experiencing at least one of Grade III capsular contracture and Grade IV capsular contracture for treating the capsular contracture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Riancorp Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Patricia Ann Angel, William L. Scarlett
  • Patent number: 9808641
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for electrical and/or magnetic neuronal stimulation, comprising a signal generator for generating a stimulation signal, in particular an alternating-current stimulation signal, an applicator for applying the stimulation signal, in particular in an area on or directly around the optic nerve, a lead for deriving a measurement signal, in particular an EEG signal, a biomarker calculation unit for calculating a biomarker based on the measurement signal, and an optimization unit, in particular for performing a stochastic optimization process, for optimizing the value of the biomarker by varying the stimulation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventors: Ingo Wundrich, Udo Warschewske
  • Patent number: 9801691
    Abstract: A skin care apparatus suitable for use in proximity to a subject's eyes. The apparatus includes a treatment device and a stimulus device. Upon activation by a user, such as the subject or a technician, a stimulus delivered by the stimulus device causes the subject's eyelid to close prior to the administration of a skin care treatment by the treatment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Joseph W. Grez, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 9795803
    Abstract: A method for treating a subject with low level light therapy for enhancement of neurologic function (e.g., cognitive function) is provided. The method includes noninvasively delivering light energy having a wavelength of about 630 nanometers to about 904 nanometers to the brain of the subject. Delivering the light energy can include (i) irradiating the scalp with light energy having an incident power density less than 1000 mW/cm2 and (ii) transmitting a portion of the light energy through the scalp and the skull to the brain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Pthera LLC
    Inventors: Jackson Streeter, Luis DeTaboada