Laser Application Patents (Class 607/89)
  • Patent number: 10987521
    Abstract: Photobiomodulation or low level light therapy is applied to the brain using a treatment protocol that shows improvement in treating a number of disease states and injuries of the brain. A laser probe including an LED cluster is placed perpendicular to the skull at a plurality of identified treatment points on the patient's skull for durations of 1 minute with pulsed waveforms at each location. The pattern for the treatment points varies by disease or injury state being treated. The treatment period is typically on nonconsecutive days for 6 weeks (3 times per week) or 9 weeks (2 times per week) per treatment protocol. Patients with Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, balance issues, concussions, depression, strokes, and other brain diseases or injuries have shown dramatic improvement under such treatment protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Mary Tonette Chicchi
  • Patent number: 10973686
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods for treatment or prevention of retinal vascular disease by photocoagulation. More specifically, this disclosure relates to an improved technique for the placement of retinal burns so as to prevent the development of hypoxia and progression of ischemia in retinal tissue, including the macula. The methods can also be employed to prevent potential ischemic tissue damage in diabetic, pre-diabetic or other patients with ischemic retinal vascular disease, or those at risk of ischemic retinal vascular disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Trustees of Indiana University
    Inventors: Thomas J. Gast, Xiao Fu, James A. Glazier
  • Patent number: 10973576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical treatment apparatus and an operating method thereof. The present invention provides an optical treatment apparatus and an operating method thereof, the optical treatment apparatus comprising: a treatment beam generation unit for generating a treatment beam; a beam delivery unit for forming a path through which the treatment beam generated from the treatment beam generation unit travels to a treatment area located in a fundus; a monitoring unit for irradiating a detecting beam along the path through which the treatment beam travels, and detecting state information on the treatment area on the basis of speckle change information of the detecting beam scattered and reflected from the treatment area; and a control unit for controlling the driving of the treatment beam generation unit on the basis of the state information on the treatment area detected by the monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LUTRONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jong Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10959628
    Abstract: A biological information detection device includes a light source, an image capturing device, and one or more arithmetic circuits. The light source projects dots formed by light onto a target including a living body. The image capturing device includes photodetector cells and generates an image signal representing an image of the target onto which the dots are projected. The one or more arithmetic circuits detect a portion corresponding to at least a part of the living body in the image by using the image signal and calculate biological information of the living body by using image signal of the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hisashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10952899
    Abstract: A process for safely providing retinal phototherapy includes generating first and second light beams of a different wavelength. The first and second light beams are applied to a retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and choroid of an eye. The amount of light reflected from the eye from the first light beam and the second light beam is measured, such as using a reflectometer. A level or concentration of the melanin within the eye is calculated using the measured amount of light reflected from the eye from the first and second light beams. When the content or density of melanin in the RPE exceeds a predetermined amount, one or more treatment parameters of the retinal phototherapy is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, David B. Chang
  • Patent number: 10945790
    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 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Convergent Dental, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Kerbage, Ali Badreddine, Stephen Couitt, Steve Miller, Nenad Jelisavcic
  • Patent number: 10925720
    Abstract: A system and method of treating target tissue in a patient's eye, which includes generating a light beam, deflecting the light beam using a scanner to form first and second treatment patterns, delivering the first treatment pattern to the target tissue to form an incision that provides access to an eye chamber of the patient's eye, and delivering the second treatment pattern to the target tissue to form a relaxation incision along or near limbus tissue or along corneal tissue anterior to the limbus tissue of the patient's eye to reduce astigmatism thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: William Culbertson, David Angeley, George R. Marcellino, Dan Andersen
  • Patent number: 10907144
    Abstract: Harvested stem cells are activated by treating them with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a wavelength lying in the range of 405 to 980 nanometers. The frequency of the laser beam is modulated within a range of 8 to 12 MHz. Using the activated stem cells, tissue can be repaired and regenerated by preparing the unactivated stem cells, treating the unactivated stem cells with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a pre-determined frequency for obtaining activated stem cells, administering the activated stem cells into a body containing the tissue, and using a homing beam to guide the activated stem cells within the body to the location of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Todd Frank Ovokaitys, John Scott Strachan
  • Patent number: 10905896
    Abstract: A treatment device for a scalp including a body that defines an exterior design and has one surface in which a plurality of light irradiation holes are formed, a light generation unit provided in the body and a beam splitter that dividedly refractionates light generated in the light generation unit into a plurality of lights and guides the lights toward the plurality of the light irradiation holes and a travel direction of the light generated in the light generation unit is different from a travel direction of the light passing the beam splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungho Hong, Munseong Kang, Sangwon Kim, Heejung Kim, Heejin Park, Yongju Yang, Gueisam Lim, Dongwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10898723
    Abstract: A scanning mechanism to scan a light source, such as a low-level laser, to create a desirable energy distribution on a treatment area. The light source may include multiple light beam generators, each having a different wavelength and each having a different energy distribution. The scanning mechanism can be programmable to scan in different patterns in accordance with a desired treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Yonatan Gerlitz, Michael Schlosser
  • Patent number: 10881873
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a controller body configured to determine whether a light irradiation mode is selected and an operation is started through a user's manipulation, the controller body comprising a wireless transmission unit configured to transform an LED driving signal output according to the selected light irradiation mode into a radio signal and transmit the radio signal, and a wireless electrode probe configured to wirelessly receive the LED driving signal from the controller body by establishing wireless communication with the wireless transmission unit. The wireless electrode probe is configured to be driven by the LED driving signal received from the controller body to emit the light of a predetermined wavelength range, which increases concentration of a material for relaxing smooth muscles of a human body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: COLOR SEVEN CO., LTD
    Inventors: Nam Gyun Kim, Kyoung Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10869781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ophthalmic treatment apparatus and a method for controlling same. The ophthalmic treatment apparatus according to the present invention comprises: an image unit for generating an image of the retina area of an eyeball in a horizontal direction with respect to the plane of the focal spot of a therapeutic beam directed by a beam delivery unit; a pattern unit for providing a grid pattern to the retina area so as to correspond to the curvature of the retina area generated by the image unit; and a control unit for controlling the operation of a beam generation unit and the beam delivery unit to radiate the therapeutic beam to the intersection points of the grid pattern on the basis of the grid pattern provided by the pattern unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LUTRONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tae Ho Ha
  • Patent number: 10857378
    Abstract: A hand-held laser treatment device automatically sweeps a line of laser energy across a treatment area of a patient without moving the device. Laser energy sources reside in a scan head housing, which is rotatably connected to a body housing at a housing mount. A motorized scanning mechanism in the body housing drives a pushrod connected that is to the scan head to cause the scan head to reciprocate about the housing mount axis, moving an emitted line of laser energy up and down. The scanning mechanism comprises a rotational motor, a pushrod drive cam, a guide cam and an amplitude adjustor, all coaxially aligned along a motor axis. Interposed between the pushrod drive cam and the guide cam are the pushrod and a guide bearing aligned along an axis parallel to the motor axis. The degree of sweep is adjustable to change the size of the area treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Erchonia Corporation, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin B Tucek, Steven C Shanks
  • Patent number: 10849686
    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: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Avava, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Holland Dresser, Jayant Bhawalkar, Joseph Ting
  • Patent number: 10821298
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for in vivo and transcranial stimulation of brain tissue of a subject may include at least one light source, a controller to control operation of the light source, a signal detecting unit and a processor configured to receive signals from the signal detecting unit, analyze the signals and generate a feedback signal to the controller to control the light source until optimal results are obtained. In one embodiment, the light source is a laser instrument and the wavelength can range from 800 to 1100 nm. In another embodiment, the irradiance of the laser instrument can range from 50 to 1000 mW/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Li-Da Huang
  • Patent number: 10799393
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laser surgery apparatus for contact laser surgery and to a method of using the laser surgery apparatus. The laser surgery apparatus (1) comprises a contact laser scalpel (3) for contact laser surgery, the contact laser scalpel (4) comprising an optical fiber (4) of IR laser radiation transmissive material and terminating at an optical fiber tip (5) having an exposed core region, and support means for holding said fiber and for positioning said scalpel (3). Said fiber tip (5) is tapered and disposed at a distal end of the scalpel (3) for contacting a tissue to be cut and comprises an uncoated contact surface (6) for transmit ting laser radiation and a guiding surface that is at least partially reflective to laser radiation and provided such that laser radiation guided by said optical fiber (4) to said fiber tip (5) will be at least partially reflected by said guiding surface and emitted through said uncoated contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: R. J. Dwayne Miller, Stephanie Maier, Sebastian Kruber, Nils-Owe Hansen
  • Patent number: 10786412
    Abstract: A multi-function, adjustable chiropractic table comprises a body section fixed to a table frame. A cervical section is movably attached to the table frame and securable at a desired angle. The cervical section comprises a padded head support, forehead strap, and neck bolsters. The head support is slidably mounted in a tray and translatable therein using a scissors mechanism, for linear axial traction. Pivotally mounting the tray to the cervical section permits lateral traction. A four-bar linkage, including a base frame, permits raising/lowering of the table using an actuator activated by a foot triggered wave switch comprising proximity sensors. The body section comprises a chest, lumbar, and leg sections. The chest section is replaceable with a treatment nodule comprising hot and cold compresses, or a laser enhanced spinal decompression therapy apparatus comprising a laser driven by two linear actuators to emit light according to one or more treatment protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Jagger
  • Patent number: 10765559
    Abstract: Transcorneal and fiberoptic laser delivery systems and methods for the treatment of eye diseases wherein energy is delivered by wavelengths transparent to the cornea to effect target tissues in the eye for the control of intraocular pressure in diseases such as glaucoma by delivery systems both external to and within ocular tissues. External delivery may be effected under gonioscopic control. Internal delivery may be controlled endoscopically or fiberoptically, both systems utilizing femtosecond laser energy to excise ocular tissue. The femtosecond light energy is delivered to the target tissues to be treated to effect precisely controlled photodisruption to enable portals for the outflow of aqueous fluid in the case of glaucoma in a manner which minimizes target tissue healing responses, inflammation and scarring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Michael S. Berlin
  • Patent number: 10750941
    Abstract: An optical module includes an optical element, a first substrate, on a first principal plane of which the optical element is mounted, a holding member disposed on a second principal plane of the first substrate, an optical fiber inserted into a through hole of the holding member, a holding substrate with an opening, a wall surface of which is in contact with an outer peripheral surface of the holding member, an interconnecting substrate connecting the first substrate and the holding substrate, a side surface substrate, an end portion of which is connected to the holding substrate and on which an electrode is disposed, and a signal cable, a distal end portion of which is bonded to the electrode of the side surface substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideharu Miyahara, Youhei Sakai
  • Patent number: 10653328
    Abstract: A biological information detection device includes a light source, an image capturing device, and one or more arithmetic circuits. The light source projects dots formed by light onto a target including a living body. The image capturing device includes photodetector cells and generates an image signal representing an image of the target onto which the dots are projected. The one or more arithmetic circuits detect a portion corresponding to at least a part of the living body in the image by using the image signal and calculate biological information of the living body by using image signal of the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hisashi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10588535
    Abstract: A method for determining a sequence of activation of a set of brain networks by an electronic device in the course of a predetermined cognitive task. The method includes: obtaining at least one time series of data on encephalographic activities, according to a predetermined sampling value, the data on activities representing a signal captured on the cranial surface by a capture device, during the execution of the predetermined cognitive task by at least one individual, delivering a set having at least one measurements vector per sample of the time series; for each measurements vector, determining connectivity between cortical sources, the cortical sources being obtained through measurements of a measurements vector, delivering a connectivity network; and grouping connectivity networks according to a resemblance parameter delivering a set of groups of grouped connectivity networks, each representing an activity of a given brain network at a given instant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1, INSTITUT NATIONALE DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
    Inventors: Fabrice Wendling, Mahmoud Hassan
  • Patent number: 10561854
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photo-activated modulation of smooth muscle (PAMS) technology-based skin adhesive-type low level light irradiator system using a mobile communication device. The present invention can monitor and control the charging state of a battery embedded in a skin adhesive-type low level light irradiator, which is adhered to a specific skin area of a human body using medical double-sided tape and emits and radiates visible light for a given time period, thereby inducing a bioactive substance, such as nitric oxide, to be secreted from an internal organ or tissue of the human body which is connected to the light irradiated skin area by a peripheral nerve, in real time and wirelessly using a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: COLOR SEVEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Gyun Kim, Kyong Jun Park, Hea Ja An
  • Patent number: 10517676
    Abstract: A cosmetic method of treating skin tissue with a laser source includes applying a plurality of short pulses of predetermined parameters to ramp up the temperature of the skin tissue to reach a desired temperature and then applying a plurality of short pulses to maintain a temperature dwell time. The predetermined parameters are selected from one or more of: pulse peak power, pulse duration, pulse repetition rate and laser wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LUMENIS LTD.
    Inventor: Israel Schuster
  • Patent number: 10500095
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for treating the retina and/or other areas of a patient's eye. The procedures may involve using one or more treatment beams (e.g., lasers) to cause photocoagulation or laser coagulation to finely cauterize ocular blood vessels and/or prevent blood vessel growth to induce one or more therapeutic benefits. In other embodiments, a series of short duration light pulses (e.g., between 5-15 microseconds) may be delivered to the retinal tissue with a thermal relaxation time delay between the pulse to limit the temperature rise of the target retinal tissue and thereby limit a thermal effect to only the retinal pigment epithelial layer. Such procedures may be used to treat diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, and/or other conditions of the eye. The treatment beam may be delivered within a treatment boundary or pattern defined on the retina of the patient's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: IRIDEX Corporation
    Inventor: Kingman Yee
  • Patent number: 10463430
    Abstract: A laser therapy device includes a solid-state laser configured for a CW operation and including a pump source, and a controller configured to generate at least one first pulse of the laser in a first-pulse operation. The controller is configured to switch on the pump source to a pump power level S1 at least once during the first-pulse operation. A rise time E, after which the pump power level S1 of the pump source is attainable and starting from the time the pump source is switched on, is in a range of 50 ns to 350 ns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CARL SEISS MEDITEC AG
    Inventors: Manfred Dick, Rene Denner, Gerald Kunath-Fandrei
  • Patent number: 10456298
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices used to treat eyelids, meibomian glands, ducts, and surrounding tissue are described herein. In some embodiments, an eye treatment device is disclosed, which includes a scleral shield positionable proximate an inner surface of an eyelid, the scleral shield being made of, or coated with, an energy-absorbing material activated by a light energy, and an energy transducer positionable outside of the eyelid, the energy transducer configured to provide light energy at one or more wavelengths, including a first wavelength selected to heat the energy-absorbing material. Wherein, when the eyelid is positioned between the energy transducer and the scleral shield, the light energy from the energy transducer and the heated energy-absorbing material of the scleral shield conductively heats a target tissue region sufficiently to melt meibum within meibomian glands located within or adjacent to the target tissue region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tear Film Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian S. Kelleher, Kabir Gambhir
  • Patent number: 10441808
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for activating brown adipose tissue (BAT) with light. Generally, the methods and devices can activate BAT to increase thermogenesis, e.g., increase heat production in the patient, which over time can lead to weight loss and/or improved metabolic function. In one embodiment, a medical device is provided that activates BAT by using light to stimulate nerves that activate the BAT and/or to stimulate brown adipocytes directly, thereby increasing thermogenesis in the BAT and inducing weight loss and/or improved metabolic function through energy expenditure. The light can be configured to directly or indirectly stimulate the nerves and/or the brown adipocytes. The light can be configured to indirectly stimulate the nerves and/or the brown adipocytes by activating a light activatable medium administered to a patient and configured to respond to the light to cause activation of the brown adipose tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Jason L. Harris, Lee M. Kaplan, David N. Plescia, Taylor W. Aronhalt, James W. Voegele, Nicholas Stylopoulos
  • Patent number: 10426971
    Abstract: A phototherapy device with pain location input phototherapy device for relieving nociceptive pain of a body part of a user by illumination of at least a part of the body part. A controllable light source system (LS1, LS2, LS3) comprises at least one light source arranged on a patch structure (PS) so as to allow phototherapeutic illumination of a body part. A user interface (U_I), e.g. a touch panel (TP), is arranged to receive an input from the user regarding a spatial position on the body where the user feels pain. A control system (CS) is arranged to control the controllable light source system (LS1, LS2, LS3) in accordance with said input from the user, e.g. to spatially intensify illumination at the position where the user indicates a sensation of pain. E.g. the device may be wirelessly controlled from the a smart phone, where a map of the body can be displayed, and where the user indicates on this map where he/she feels pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts, Vincentius Paulus Buil, Maria Estrella Mena Benito, Ramon Eugene Franciscus Van De Ven, Peter Bingley, Adam Henriksson
  • Patent number: 10398908
    Abstract: A system and method for using a sonic wave to influence material in a target structure requires using a confined plasma antenna to generate an electromagnetic carrier wave, ?. The confined plasma antenna also pulses the carrier wave at a sonic frequency, f, to create a sonic wave. In detail, pulsing the carrier wave results in a sequential plurality of solitons which are separated from each other by a periodicity ?, wherein ?<<?. For the present invention, f is selected to resonate with a material (e.g. a cellular structure) in a target structure (e.g. a patient).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Strathspey Crown Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Edward Grant, Matthew T. Case
  • Patent number: 10363171
    Abstract: A process for performing retinal phototherapy or photostimulation includes generating a laser light that creates a therapeutic effect to retinal and/or foveal tissues exposed to the laser light without destroying or permanently damaging the retinal or foveal tissue. The laser light is applied to a first treatment area of the retina. After a predetermined interval of time, within a single treatment session, the laser light is reapplied to the first treatment area of the retina. During the interval of time between the laser light applications to the first treatment area, the laser light is applied to one or more additional areas of the retina that is spaced apart from the first treatment area and one another. The laser light is repeatedly applied to each of the areas to be treated until a predetermined number of laser light applications to each area to be treated has been achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, Benjamin W. L. Margolis, David B. Chang
  • Patent number: 10315042
    Abstract: Systems and methods that could reduce the potential for side effects while delivering a reduced amount of light energy and non-light energy to a patient while providing a desired therapeutic effect that might otherwise only be achievable with a higher dose of either the light energy or non-light energy administered alone are disclosed. In certain embodiments, disclosed is a system and method for treating a patient, by administering a combination of light therapy from a light energy source in addition to one, two, or more other non-light energy modalities to a target region of a patient for a synergistic therapeutic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Pthera LLC
    Inventors: Luis De Taboada, Jackson Streeter
  • Patent number: 10310272
    Abstract: A source assembly for providing light. The source assembly comprises a source element array, and a scanning mirror assembly. The source element array includes a super luminous diode (SLED) array of SLEDs that are configured to emit light. The SLED array is on a single chip. Each SLED in the SLED array may emit light in the same color channel (e.g., green). There may be multiple SLED arrays that each are on respective chips and each are associated with a different color channel (e.g., one is red, one is blue, and one is green). The scanning mirror assembly is configured to scan light emitted from the SLED array (and/or multiple SLED arrays) to an entrance location of an output waveguide (e.g., of a waveguide display) as scanned image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Maxwell Parsons
  • Patent number: 10278865
    Abstract: Providing neuroprotective therapy for glaucoma includes generating a micropulsed laser light beam having parameters and characteristics, including pulse length, power, and duty cycle, selected to create a therapeutic effect with no visible laser lesions or tissue damage to the retina. The laser light beam is applied to retinal and/or foveal tissue of an eye having glaucoma or a risk of glaucoma to create a therapeutic effect to the retinal and/or foveal tissue exposed to the laser light beam without destroying or permanently damaging the retinal and/or foveal tissue and improve function or condition of an optic nerve and/or retinal ganglion cells of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ojai Retinal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey K. Luttrull, Benjamin W. L. Margolis, David B. Chang
  • Patent number: 10265538
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composite compact-type fat decomposition device, which is characterized in that fat in the epidermis of the skin is decomposed by a beam radiated from LEDs (310), fat in the dermis of the skin is decomposed by a beam radiated from a laser tube (100), and fat in the hypodermis of the skin is decomposed by a high frequency generated by an RF plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: You In Kim
    Inventor: You In Kim
  • Patent number: 10202598
    Abstract: Harvested stem cells are activated by treating them with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a wavelength lying in the range of 405 to 980 nanometers. The frequency of the laser beam is modulated within a range of 8 to 12 MHz. Using the activated stem cells, tissue can be repaired and regenerated by preparing the unactivated stem cells, treating the unactivated stem cells with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a pre-determined frequency for obtaining activated stem cells, administering the activated stem cells into a body containing the tissue, and using a homing beam to guide the activated stem cells within the body to the location of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Todd Frank Ovokaitys, John Scott Strachan
  • Patent number: 10194985
    Abstract: A skin treatment device (100) comprises: —a housing (101); —a treatment action performer (110) arranged within the housing (101) for performing a treatment action on the user's skin (2); —a speed sensor (120) for sensing a relative speed between the housing and the user's skin; —a speed feedback signalling device (400); —a control device (140) receiving an output signal from the speed sensor. The control device controls the speed feedback signalling device if the output signal received from the speed sensor is outside a tolerated displacement speed range (R). The tolerated displacement speed range is adapted to the skills of the user to move the device over the skin surface with a constant speed. If the user's skills are relatively low, the control device increases the magnitude of the tolerated displacement speed range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Tess Speelpenning, Henriette Christine Marie Hoonhout, Aleksey Anatolievich Kharin, Mart Kornelis-Jan Te Velde
  • Patent number: 10179247
    Abstract: An interstitial laser therapy control system is disclosed. The control system includes a thermistor controller apparatus, a microprocessor, a storage device, at least one input device, a display, an electro-mechanical shutter switch, an electro-mechanical emergency shutoff switch, and an electro-mechanical master power switch. The microprocessor is configured to monitor temperatures detected by one or more thermistors connected to the thermistor controller. Based on the temperatures, the microprocessor determines when treatment has been successful and when application of laser energy needs to be halted. The control system also enables an operator to pause and resume treatment using the input device. The electro-mechanical shutter switch sends a signal to a laser source to close a shutter on the laser. The electro-mechanical emergency stop button causes power to be cut off to the laser source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Novian Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Tomasello, William Graveman, Kambiz Dowlatshahi, Henry R. Appelbaum
  • Patent number: 10117317
    Abstract: A system includes a chamber, a laser beam apparatus configured to generate a laser beam to be introduced into the chamber, a laser controller for the laser beam apparatus to control at least a beam intensity and an output timing of the laser beam, and a target supply unit configured to supply a target material into the chamber, the target material being irradiated with the laser beam for generating extreme ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Hori, Kouji Kakizaki, Tatsuya Yanagida, Osamu Wakabayashi, Hakaru Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 10105263
    Abstract: A visual prosthesis apparatus and a method for limiting power consumption in a visual prosthesis apparatus. The visual prosthesis apparatus comprises a camera for capturing a video image, a video processing unit associated with the camera, the video processing unit configured to convert the video image to stimulation patterns, and a retinal stimulation system configured to stop stimulating neural tissue in a subject's eye based on the stimulation patterns when an error is detected in a forward telemetry received from the video processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Kelly H McClure, Arup Roy
  • Patent number: 10099066
    Abstract: A laser ionization therapy assembly having a reservoir defined by a peripheral wall and a base; a support device having a support coupling member and a support opening; and a laser module accommodating a laser diode, the laser module having an opening and a laser module coupling member, wherein the support device is fixedly attached to the peripheral wall of the reservoir and the laser module is detachably coupled thereto, wherein the laser diode is positioned at an angle relative to the base of the reservoir so that laser light is directed through the openings of the laser module and support device to a predetermined location within the reservoir at a height of between ½ inch to 1 inch above the base, and wherein the laser light has a wavelength of between about 630 and 640 nm and a peak power of about 10 mW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: IN CYNC SPORTS CLINIC INC.
    Inventors: Scott Hamilton, James Steve Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10052232
    Abstract: A steerable laser probe may include a handle, and inner bore of the handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, and an optic fiber disposed within the inner bore of the handle and the housing tube. The housing tube may include a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness. The second stiffness may be greater than the first stiffness. A surgeon may aim the steerable laser probe by varying a rotational position of the handle and an amount of compression of the actuation structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Katalyst Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Matthew N Zeid
  • Patent number: 10052229
    Abstract: A system and method for treating ophthalmic target tissue, including a light source for generating a beam of light, a beam delivery system that includes a scanner for generating patterns, and a controller for controlling the light source and delivery system to create a dosimetry pattern of the light beam on the ophthalmic target tissue. One or more dosage parameters of the light beam vary within the dosimetry pattern, to create varying exposures on the target tissue. A visualization device observes lesions formed on the ophthalmic target tissue by the dosimetry pattern. The controller selects dosage parameters for the treatment beam based upon the lesions resulting from the dosimetry pattern, either automatically or in response to user input, so that a desired clinical effect is achieved by selecting the character of the lesions as determined by the dosimetry pattern lesions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Topcon Medical Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel V. Palanker, Dan E. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10046327
    Abstract: Tweezers, in particular for handling histological preparations, preferably thin tissue specimens, with two limbs connected elastically at one end, and with tips formed at the other, free end of the limbs and together forming an engagement area, wherein a central area serves for holding and actuating the limbs in order to bring the tips into contact with each other, are characterized in that the tips and/or the connection area of the limbs are designed as a housing with a storage medium for storing energy, and in that the storage medium directly or indirectly heats the engagement area or the tips to a predefined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: pfm medical ag
    Inventors: Erwin Schneider, Steffen Kraus
  • Patent number: 10029024
    Abstract: A system for treating, in particular cleansing, wounds with a fluid jet. The system includes a handpiece with a main body with a front end with an emergence opening for the emergence of the fluid jet. The system furthermore has at least one light-emitting light source, which irradiates aerosols created when cleansing the wound. The system enables wound cleansing with simultaneous decontamination of the aerosols created in the process such that the risk of contamination of the surroundings is reduced and preferably with simultaneously treating the wound with UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MEDAXIS AG
    Inventors: Jérôme Bernhard, Lukas Christen, Albora De Pablo Peña, Kuno Limacher, Martin Schug, Maryline Simon, Beat Widmer, Roland Wiget
  • Patent number: 10029114
    Abstract: A system and method for recuperating cell metabolism, which comprises an energy wave generator has an energy wave's frequency control mode. The energy wave's frequency control mode includes multiple controls for acting the energy wave generator to generate and emit energy waves each with a corresponding energy density. The energy density is calculated by a corresponding base frequency, a sweep bandwidth of the corresponding base frequency, an emission rate and a total time of emission in a duty cycle, so that the energy waves with the corresponding energy densities effecting on the body of animals or human to improve the function of cell metabolism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Taiwan Resonant Waves Research Corp.
    Inventor: Wen-Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 10016231
    Abstract: A medical apparatus includes a treatment device configured to be capable of treating a subject by applying energy to the subject, an optical fiber including a light emitting face for emitting light into the subject, the optical fiber being connected to the treatment device, and a shield portion that is disposed in front of the light emitting face of the optical fiber, the shield portion being configured to expose the light emitting face when the treatment device does not perform a treatment operation and to shield the light emitting face when the treatment device performs the treatment operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Igarashi, Takeshi Watanabe, Yuji Hirai, Kenichi Kimura, Satoshi Homma, Hiroshi Miyajima, Hiroyoshi Yajima
  • Patent number: 9999785
    Abstract: Unactivated stem cells are activated by treating them with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a wavelength lying in the range of 405 to 980 nanometers. The laser beam is modulated within a range of 8 to 12 MHz. Using the activated stem cells, tissue can be repaired and regenerated by preparing the unactivated stem cells, treating the unactivated stem cells with an amplitude modulated laser beam having a pre-determined frequency for obtaining activated stem cells, administering the activated stem cells into a body containing the tissue, and using a homing beam to guide the activated stem cells within the body to the location of the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Todd Frank Ovokaitys, John Scott Strachan
  • Patent number: 9993659
    Abstract: Methods of altering the rate of axonal transport are provided in several embodiments. Some embodiments alter axonal transport in a patient in need of an enhancement of axonal transport to alleviate symptoms of a disease or injury. The methods further include delivering electromagnetic radiation to at least one portion of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system of a patient sufficient to effect an alteration in axonal transport in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Pthera, LLC
    Inventors: Jackson Streeter, Luis De Taboada
  • Patent number: 9877378
    Abstract: A system includes a chamber, a laser beam apparatus configured to generate a laser beam to be introduced into the chamber, a laser controller for the laser beam apparatus to control at least a beam intensity and an output timing of the laser beam, and a target supply unit configured to supply a target material into the chamber, the target material being irradiated with the laser beam for generating extreme ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Hori, Kouji Kakizaki, Tatsuya Yanagida, Osamu Wakabayashi, Hakaru Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 9782222
    Abstract: This invention is an improved method and device for treating varicose veins 200 or the greater saphenous vein 202. The method comprises the use of infrared laser radiation in the region of 1.2 to 1.8 um in a manner from inside the vessel 200 or 202 such that the endothelial cells of the vessel wall 704 are damaged and collagen fibers in the vessel wall 704 are heated to the point where they permanently contract, the vessel 200 or 202 is occluded and ultimately resorbed. The device includes a laser 102 delivered via a fiber optic catheter 300 that may have frosted or diffusing fiber tips 308. A motorized pull-back device 104 is used, and a thermal sensor 600 may be used to help control the power required to maintain the proper treatment temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: COOL TOUCH INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David R. Hennings, Mitchell P. Goldman, Robert A. Weiss, Eric B. Taylor, Don Johnson