Surrounding Body Or Body Member Patents (Class 607/91)
  • Patent number: 11185712
    Abstract: A pulsed electromagnetic emission device is provided, which is configured to be placed in adherence with at least a part of the body of a user, including at least a first emitter configured to emit at least one pulsed magnetic field and at least a second emitter configured to generate at least one luminous signal, wherein the second emitter is at least partly immersed in the pulsed magnetic field when the first emitter emits the pulsed magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: KARNAK MEDICAL S.R.L.
    Inventor: Elio Muti
  • Patent number: 11110295
    Abstract: Light stimulation systems and methods for elevating testosterone levels in male patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Kemeny Healthcare Inc.
    Inventors: Csaba Truckai, John H. Shadduck, Akos Toth
  • Patent number: 11103724
    Abstract: A photo-treatment device includes a non-opaque treatment substrate and a radiation-collector beside the substrate. The substrate is sized for a person at which radiation is to be emitted from above the substrate. The substrate has a front surface for receiving the person thereon and a back surface. The radiation-collector captures excess radiation peripheral to the substrate and redirects the excess radiation to the back surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ARBOR GRACE, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Kenneth Powell
  • Patent number: 11090507
    Abstract: A wearable head article for controlling light incident on the skin, including a filter layer for allowing light to pass through over a treatment area of the head, wherein the filer layer includes material that controls the wavelengths that pass through, and a protective layer for reducing skin exposure to at least one of harmful light and non-beneficial light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: William Bert Nelson, Robert Sigurd Nelson
  • Patent number: 11077314
    Abstract: Respiratory function can be preserved in patients requiring mechanical ventilation (MV), such as patients with severe COVID-19, using a photoceutical applied by a photoceutical medical device (including at least one super pulsed laser to provide superpulsed light of a first wavelength, at least two non-coherent light sources to provide light of a second wavelength, and at least two other non-coherent light sources to provide light of a third wavelength) to at least one inspiratory muscle. The photoceutical includes a combination of superpulsed light of the first wavelength, light of the second wavelength, and light of the third wavelength. At least two sites on the body of the patient can be selected and the photoceutical can be delivered: at one of the sites for a first time period; and at another of the sites for a second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MULTI RADIANCE MEDICAL
    Inventors: Douglas Johnson, Max Kanarsky, Ernesto Leal-Junior
  • Patent number: 11033751
    Abstract: A photo-treatment device includes a treatment region that has a front side at which source radiation is to be emitted and an opposite, back side. A plurality of light guides are located beside the treatment region. The light guides capture excess radiation peripheral to the treatment region and redirect the excess radiation toward the back side of the treatment region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ARBOR GRACE, INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Kenneth Powell
  • Patent number: 10905846
    Abstract: A phototherapy mask adapted to fit over the eye area of the user. The mask comprises a plurality of semiconductor light sources such as, but not limited to, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or laser diodes, fiber optics, full spectrum light sources, RGB LEDs, piezo transducers, vibrational transducers (ultrasonic or otherwise), or a combination thereof, that provide therapeutic and rejuvenating effects to human tissue. The light sources are arranged so as to focus on the eye areas, and light enters through the eyes (open or closed). The light sources emit energy in the form of photons when switched on, which deliver energy to targeted tissue, penetrating the layers of skin and the eyes to produce a non-thermal photochemical effect at the cellular level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Cornelia Weber, Dale Weber
  • Patent number: 10569096
    Abstract: A stationary trans-skull optogenetic stimulation module is provided and includes a sleeve to be inserted and positioned in a drilled hole of a skull of a subject, an optogenetic stimulating element, and a cover. The sleeve has a large aperture portion and a small aperture portion, and the optogenetic stimulating element and the cover can be installed with or disassembled from the large aperture portion. Thus, the operation time of syringe injection and phototherapeutic irradiation can be reduced, and the operation efficiency can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chou-Ching Lin, Chia-Chu Chiang
  • Patent number: 10391189
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided which project germicidal light from a lamp toward an individual donned in outerwear to disinfect the outerwear. In specific embodiments, germicidal light is projected toward an individual situated greater than approximately 1 foot from the light source. Some systems include sensor/s for detecting presence of an individual within a target area a set distance from the disinfection apparatus comprising the light source and program instructions for commencing operation of the disinfection apparatus based on information from the sensor/s. In addition or alternatively, some systems include reflective panel/s exhibiting greater than approximately 85% reflectance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Xenex Disinfection Services, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Stibich, Sarah E. Simmons, Edward C. Guerrero, Jr., Paul P. Froutan
  • Patent number: 10245442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for relaxing a respiratory tract and a bronchial tube, wherein the apparatus is manufactured in a form of a necklace hung on the neck, and a color light in the visible light wavelength band is irradiated at the region of the Tiantu point, which is known to be useful for the prevention and treatment of human respiratory diseases, that is, a dent region at which ends of left and right clavicle meet each other below the front of the neck, for a predetermined time to induce the secretion of a material for relaxing muscles (e.g., nitrogen monoxide or the like) in muscular cells of the respiratory tract and the bronchial tube, thereby relaxing the respiratory tract and the bronchial tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: COLOR SEVEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam Gyun Kim, Kyong Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10155122
    Abstract: The present invention provides a photo-therapy device and a method for treatment of skin conditions such as rashes or similar dermatological conditions that are exhibited by Grover's disease or other diseases which are associated or co-existent with Grover's disease. The treatment includes exposure of the subject's affected skin and preferably the entire body with blue LED light to improve skin status by stimulating body's immune system to reduce itching, blotchiness and skin discomfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: William Woodburn
  • Patent number: 9144690
    Abstract: A method including photomodulating mammalian tissue with more than one light source of narrowband, multi chromatic electromagnetic radiation, wherein at least one light source emits radiation at a wavelength corresponding to yellow light and at least one light source emits radiation corresponding to infra-red light, wherein the ratio of the intensity of yellow light to infra-red light is about 4:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: David H. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 9005261
    Abstract: A therapeutic laser with a source of pulsed electromagnetic radiation, a control device for controlling the intensity and/or the duration of the therapeutic laser applied to the tissue, and a detection device for detecting optoacoustic signals triggered by irradiating the living tissue with the pulsed electromagnetic radiation. The therapeutic laser is characterized by an evaluation device that acts on the control device and is used for calculating a degree of quality B(t) from the optoacoustic signals detected by the detection device for individual laser pulses applied to a predetermined laser spot and determining a fit function f(t) at a predetermined point in time ?t1, the fit function f(t) approximating the mean curve of B(t) for 0?t??t1. The intensity and/or the irradiation time of the therapeutic laser is defined by the parameters for the predetermined laser spot, the parameters being determined for the fit function f(t).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Medizinisches Laserzentrum Luebech GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Brinkmann
  • Patent number: 8979913
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus can create an exposure regimen for a user. The regimen can be used to instruct an exposure device to expose the user to light at a wavelength, duration, and intensity, and over one or more days, which is sufficient to alter the user's circadian rhythm. The user may provide one or more preferences which allow the technology to create the exposure regimen sufficient to alter the user's circadian rhythm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Complete Sleep Company LLC
    Inventors: Carolyn Marie D'Ambrosio, Nargues Amir Weir, Blathnaid Kinch
  • Patent number: 8961580
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus and a method for blocking abnormal conduction in the cardiac muscle using a photodynamic therapy or for treating arrhythmia. There is provided a catheter ablation apparatus for the treatment of arrhythmia using a photodynamic therapy, comprising a catheter leading a photoradiation unit to an abnormal electrical conduction site or a hyperexcitability occurring site in the cardiac muscle of a test subject in which a photosensitizer is present by administering the photosensitizer beforehand and which causes arrhythmia, means for generating a light ray with which the abnormal electrical conduction site or the hyperexcitability occurring site is irradiated, and means for transmitting the light ray to the abnormal electrical conduction site or the hyperexcitability occurring site, wherein the photosensitizer used is a water-soluble chlorine-based photosensitizer and the light ray used is a light ray having an excitation wavelength equal to that of the photosensitizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Keio University
    Inventors: Tsunenori Arai, Shuntaro Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 8961579
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a portable device suited to treating psoriasis and other skin diseases in patients. The device can be carried like a suitcase from one location to another and can be used to treat various body parts, such as the hands, feet, face, and chest. The device includes a carrying case, ultraviolet bulbs, a ballast, and electrical components. The device can also include a timer to measure the duration of the phototherapy treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Medtek Lighting Corporation
    Inventors: David Jeffrey Kipp, Jack F. Springer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8929978
    Abstract: Methods and devices related to the treatment of diseases using phototherapy are described. Some embodiments provide an organic light-emitting diode device, such as a light-emitting device for phototherapy, comprising Ring system 1, Ring system 2, Ring system 3, or Ring system 4. Methods of treating disease with phototherapy are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Sazzadur Rahman Khan, Shijun Zheng, Amane Mochizuki, Liping Ma
  • Publication number: 20150005854
    Abstract: A method includes sensing a data uniquely associated with an external environment of a user of a data processing device through a sensor associated with the data processing device and/or the data processing device. The method also includes personalizing an operating environment of the data processing device based on the sensed data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: HAMID TAMIM SAID
  • Publication number: 20140350454
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained, irradiation apparatus for photodynamic treatment of the vulva and/or the anus which comprises: a treatment surface 2 capable of conforming to the area of the vulva and/or anus to be treated, an illumination system 4 for directing light onto a treatment area of the vulva and/or anus and a power source 18 for the illumination system; wherein the illumination system is arranged to provide light at fluence rates of 50 mW/cm2 or below.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Bjørn Klem
  • Publication number: 20140350643
    Abstract: A wearable hands-free apparatus for providing phototherapy treatment to a number of hair, scalp and skin related conditions includes a supporting member for pivotally supporting a light emitting plate in spaced, opposing relation to the user's head. The light emitting plate is fitted with an array of light generating sources, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes, or infrared lights, that emit light within a particular wavelength range correlating with the treatment of one or more specific hair, scalp and/or skin-related conditions. The light emitting plate is specifically designed to conform to the shape of the human face or scalp for providing complete, uniform and consistent light coverage to the respective areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Apira Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Morgan Pepitone, Jeffrey Braile, Nicholas Brox, Gavin Tucker
  • Patent number: 8894696
    Abstract: A light emitting device to awaken or alert an animal by stimulating the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus in the brain to suppress melatonin secretion and change gene expression in the brain. The device can be programmed for an initiation time, color of light, brightness, frequency of pulsating light, and level of gradual intensity. It has the advantage of being silent, does not to disturb other people sleeping in the same room and user is more cognitively alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Katherine L Hurst
  • Publication number: 20140324137
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in an assembly comprising a first wall to which the lamps are affixed thereto and a second wall, closer to the patient, spaced from the first wall wherein the lamps are recessed relative thereto. The second wall comprises a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of light apertures substantially aligned with the LEDs on the first wall for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are disposed between the first and second wall so that the reflective surface is relatively smooth and seamless towards the patient. The walls have a malleable rigidity for flexible adjustability relative to the user. The device is mounted to the user with a frame comprising an eyeglass frame or goggles including lenses for shielding the user's eyes from lamp radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Eric Frietag, Charles Peter Althoff, Alistair Douglas Bramley, Daniel Joseph Shuter, Zbigniew Paul Lorenc, Allen Zadeh
  • Publication number: 20140316492
    Abstract: Disclosed therein is an LED phototherapy apparatus for skin including: a support part on which a user lies with the back of the head; a rotation part rotatably hinge-coupled to the support part, the rotation part having a space for accommodating the user's head; a light emitting member formed inside the rotation part; and a control circuit part adapted for supplying electric power to the light emitting member and controlling light intensity and irradiation time. The LED phototherapy apparatus can be utilized as a pillow enabling a user to take sleep on the pillow and irradiate light of wavelength helpful to the skin of the face, the scalp or the neck in the user's sleep so as to provide skin improvement and treatment effects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: BS and Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Ki Min, Byung Chan Yoo
  • Publication number: 20140303693
    Abstract: A phototherapy device for applying light from a plurality of low-level light sources, such as LEDs or laser diodes, to male genitalia. The plurality of light sources are located on the interior of a tube, cup or helical band or ribbon, which is then applied to some or all portions of the male genitalia. One or more straps or arms may be used to position the device and hold it in place. A control unit may be wired or wirelessly connected to the device to power and control the frequency and timing of the light therapy application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: MICHAEL E. HAARLANDER, THOMAS M. HAARLANDER
  • Patent number: 8852254
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for treating psychiatric disorders, mood disorders and circadian rhythm disorders with a multi-stage light protocol are disclosed. The presently disclosed multi-stage light protocol provides a synergistic treatment including up to 4 types of therapies: bright light therapy, extended sleep deprivation therapy, dawn simulation therapy and short to medium wavelength light therapy. According to some embodiments, the first stage of the protocol includes a first time window of 20 minutes during which, for a majority of the time, the light intensity is between 50 lux and 2000 lux. According to some embodiments, the second stage of the protocol includes a second time window of at least 90 minutes during which, for every 10 minute period within the second time window, for a majority of the time, the light intensity is exceeds 100 lux.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Lucian Moscovici
  • Publication number: 20140288621
    Abstract: An apparatus for treatment of fungal infections and/or other foot skin disorders, comprises a shoe-type housing having a substantially hollow interior forming a treatment chamber, a supporting platform disposed within the hollow chamber; so that a foot of a patient positioned within the treatment chamber is supported by the platform, so that nails are disposed at the lower level of the front part of the chamber, whereas the heel of the foot is being elevated a rear part thereof. A delivery and control assembly for the aqueous solution is provided. At least one light delivery arrangement is disposed within or in the vicinity of the treatment chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Pavel V. Efremkin
  • Publication number: 20140277298
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: La Lumiere LLC
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Jeff Michaelson, Field Craddock
  • Patent number: 8814923
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus, a method and a computer program. The apparatus comprises medical imaging unit for generating a group of voxel values of a patient, a voxel value representing an electromagnetically detectable functional state in a brain voxel of the patient, data processing unit for generating from the group of voxel values of the patient an indication that represents a level of a specific medical disorder of the patient, and illumination unit for directing non-invasively a dose of light to the brain of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Valkee Oy
    Inventors: Juuso Nissilä, Antti Aunio
  • Patent number: 8814921
    Abstract: Methods and systems for modifying tissue use a pressurized fluid stream carrying coherent light energy. The methods and systems may be used for resecting and debulking soft and hard biological tissues. The coherent light is focused within a stream of fluid to deliver energy to the tissue to be treated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: AquaBeam LLC
    Inventors: Nikolai Aljuri, Rodney C. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20140236269
    Abstract: A hair restoration caring device includes a treatment hood, a suspension member and a hair caring device. The treatment hood is to be disposed over a user's head. The suspension member is fastened to the treatment hood. The hair caring device is attached to the suspension member and is movable with respect to the user scalp. The hair caring device includes an outer casing mounted slidably on the suspension member, and has several downward combing projections and several light emitters installed above the combing projections respectively for radiating light waves. Each combing projection is aligned with a respective light emitter and is formed with an axial passage to permit past through of light waves of the respective light emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: WELLMIKE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHUNG-YANG MIKE CHEN, CRAIG NABAT
  • Publication number: 20140222120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a skin tanning chamber, the improvement comprising at least one light emitting diode emitting a UVA light, such as a UVA LED that emits essentially only UVA. Additionally, multiple LEDs of varying types with various characteristic wavelengths are controlled independently to produce an arbitrary light pattern in an arbitrary sequence over time. The chamber can be rigid or flexible. It can be a bed, booth or incorporated into a flexible form, such as a garment or cloth. In one embodiment, the chamber further comprises at least one LED emitting a UVC light, whereby the UVC light sanitizes the chamber surface. Preferably the LED emitting the UVA light is under independent control from the LED emitting UVC light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Peter D. Fiset
  • Patent number: 8795344
    Abstract: A basic idea of the invention is to categorize color of light into groups on the basis of dominant wavelength. After the colors have been categorized into different groups, a particular group of colors may be selected on the basis of a predetermined criterion, one criterion being that an individual is to perceive the ambient temperature as higher than it actually is, while another criterion may be that the individual is to perceive the ambient temperature as lower than it actually is. Thereafter, a control signal is generated for controlling the dominant wavelength of light emitted from at least one light source in accordance with the selected group of colors. Finally, the generated control signal is transmitted to the light source(s) to be controlled, for emitting light of the selected group of colors, thereby influencing the thermoregulation of an individual being exposed to the light of the selected group of colors on the basis of the predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Wilhelmus Baaijens, Simone Helena Maria Poort, Lucas Josef Maria Schlangen
  • Patent number: 8790383
    Abstract: A method of light therapy includes non-invasive, intra-cranial administration of bright light via the ear canal of a subject by using a light intensity of 0.7-12 lumens, and a treatment time of 1-15 minutes. A medical device including radiation elements for directing the light via the ear canal for use in the light therapy is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Valkee Oy
    Inventors: Antti Aunio, Juuso Nissila
  • Publication number: 20140187998
    Abstract: A method of treating ROP, the method comprising providing a light source emitting light with a wavelength of about 490 nra, exposing an infant's eye to the light, and monitoring the vascularization in the infant's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicants: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventors: Richard Lang, David Copenhagen
  • Patent number: 8758418
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for photodynamic therapy or photodynamic diagnosis using an illuminator comprising a plurality of light sources generally conforming to a contoured surface and irradiating the contoured surface with substantially uniform intensity visible light. The light sources may comprise generally U-shaped fluorescent tubes that are driven by electronic ballasts. The spacing of the U-shaped tubes is varied to increase the output at the edges of the illuminator to make the output more uniform. Also, different portions of the tubes are cooled at different amounts, to improve uniformity. A light sensor monitors output from the U-shaped tubes to provide a signal for adjusting the output from the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dusa Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Lundahl, Rebecca Kozodoy, Ronald Carroll, Elton Leppelmeier
  • Patent number: 8721697
    Abstract: A handpiece having a shell for removably housing a cartridge with a window having a light source and a cooling circuit thereof as well as a cover. A light guide connects the light source to the surface of the skin. The position of the cartridge is defined by a base having cartridge connection members and by a guiding surface having one end corresponding to the base and sides defining lateral guide rails around the position of the light guide. The cartridge is in the form of a planar housing having one end bearing a transverse assembly plate provided with connection members homologous to those of the base, and the sides include guiding ribs interacting with the lateral rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Dermeo
    Inventors: Christophe Hottinger, Pascale Tannous
  • Patent number: 8715328
    Abstract: A monocular light source positioning device includes a support member which held on the head of a user to hold an elongated readily bendable but self supporting element having a light source effective to stimulate a photo-endocrine response attached at a free end thereof positioned over or in front of only one eye of the person to provide a method of stimulating a photoendocrine response without interfering with the principal field of view of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Ernesto Gerardo
  • Patent number: 8702769
    Abstract: A technique for detecting and providing alerts or indications that can be used for controlling or altering the displacement speed of an applicator coupling skin heating energy across a treated skin. A temperature sensor monitors the rate of skin temperature change and provides feedback related to altering the applicator displacement speed according to the rate of skin temperature change. Disclosed is also an applicator for implementing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Syneron Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Shimon Eckhouse, Lion Flyash, Boris Vaynberg
  • Patent number: 8701675
    Abstract: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for treating spinal cord injury. Techniques include using a diode laser assembly, a power source, a fiber optic cable, and a fenestrated tip. The power source can be connected to the diode laser assembly, with a fiber optic cable connected to the diode laser assembly. The fenestrated tip is connected to the fiber optic cable to emit a plurality of laser light beams produced by the diode laser assembly at a location remote from the diode laser assembly. The apparatus can be used in a method for treating a spinal cord injury. The method is carried out by providing a source of laser light having a wavelength in the range of 500-1000 nm and a power in the range of 5 to 500 milliwatts. The laser light is transmitted through an optical wire to a position adjacent a spinal cord injury site, with at least a portion of the apparatus positioned within a human body. The spinal cord injury site is then irradiated with laser light from the optical wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventors: Samuel D. Schenker, Arthur Dale Ericsson
  • Patent number: 8696652
    Abstract: A light therapy device for applying an image produced from a therapeutically effective aqueous liquid, is provided. The device includes a slide, prepared by Kirlian and/or corona discharge photography, of a sample of an aqueous liquid removed from a liquid-retaining body and mixed with ethanol, and a projection device with a light device which emits visible light and is designed to project the slide onto an object, in particular a living being, in such a way that a sample of the liquid contained in a container which is permeable to and can be irradiated by the visible light is arranged in a light path between a unit, which holds the slide, of the projection device and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Andreas Korte
  • Patent number: 8685010
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for the treatment of soft tissue. The apparatus includes a light source and at least two optical assemblies. Each of the optical assemblies includes at least one optical element and a light-transmitting contact surface configured to transmit a substantially uniform distribution of light therethrough. The apparatus further includes at least two optical transmission devices each disposed between the light source and a corresponding one of the at least two optical assemblies. The apparatus also includes a handpiece to which the at least two optical assemblies are attached, and which is adapted to bring the light-transmitting contact surfaces of the at least two optical assemblies in contact with soft tissue disposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Gradiant Research, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen McMillan, Anurag Gupta, James Patrick McGuire, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140052223
    Abstract: Described in this application is a novel method for providing tanning services that includes the steps of connecting an output port of a portable device to an input port of a tanning bed, transmitting a signal from the portable device to the tanning bed through the connection and enabling the tanning bed in response to the signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ZOOM TAN, INC.
    Inventor: Tony TOEPFER
  • Publication number: 20140005757
    Abstract: A cartridge, medical apparatus and method are disclosed. The cartridge and a holding element are for operable connection with each other to form a phototherapy apparatus. The cartridge includes a radiation source for emitting radiation towards an area to be treated of a user; a mount element for positioning the radiation source in a predetermined position relative to the area to be treated; wherein the mount element comprises a locating portion configured for locating the cartridge at a predetermined position with respect to a body portion of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: POLYPHOTONIX LIMITED
    Inventors: Stuart English, Richard Anthony Kirk, Martin Neil Holland
  • Publication number: 20130338739
    Abstract: Optical methods and devices are provided for the reduction of the lipid content of adipocytes without significant heat or intolerable adverse effect on the cells and their surrounding tissues. The optical method and device can be used to irradiate adipose tissue through the skin with non-thermal and non-destructive effects by application of near infrared (NIR) irradiation at selected wave bands in selected ranges to affect modulation of innate enzymatic processes involved in lipolysis, lipogenesis, leptin secretion, adiponectin secretion, and/or glucose absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: NOMIR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Bornstein
  • Patent number: 8608786
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering multiple forms of electromagnetic radiation and methods for its use are disclosed. An example embodiment may comprise a radiation unit having one or more light emitting diodes that emit electromagnetic radiation in continuous wave form and one or more laser diodes that emit electromagnetic radiation in continuous wave form. The radiation unit may be connected to a frequency generator that provides a waveform. The waveform may convert the continuous wave output of the laser diodes to pulse wave output, while leaving the continuous wave output of the light emitting diodes unaffected. The frequency generator may cause the emission of an additional electromagnetic field proximate the radiation unit. Associated apparatuses and methods for their use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Dror Irge
  • Publication number: 20130331640
    Abstract: An optical therapeutic apparatus includes an ear shield for covering a wearer's ear, which has a plurality of acupuncture points; a hanging member including a connection portion connected to the ear shield; and a plurality of light emitters disposed within an interior portion of the ear shield in array manner to face the plurality of acupuncture points respectively. The plurality of light emitters includes a plurality of acupoint-stimulation elements, each corresponding to a respective one of the acupuncture points, at least two sets of the acupoint-stimulation elements are capable of emitting stimulation light beams at different time intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Craig Nabat, Chung-Yang Mike Chen
  • Patent number: 8585745
    Abstract: A tanning device has one or more reflective surface areas. The reflective surface areas may be used for redirecting light rays toward one or more parts of a user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Shoulder Rayz, LLC
    Inventors: Denise M. Schneider, Brian Bautista
  • Publication number: 20130289674
    Abstract: The present invention provides an extra-oral light therapy device including a head-set, at least one extra-oral light emitting diode (“LED”) array removably attached to the head-set, a connector for removably attaching the head-set to the at least one extra-oral LED array, and a programmable controller for controlling the extra-oral light therapy device. The present invention also provides an external light therapy device including a thin, molded substrate, at least one LED array mounted onto the thin, molded substrate, an attaching means for removably attaching the at least one LED array mounted onto the thin, molded substrate to the area of treatment, and a programmable controller for controlling the external light therapy device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Peter Robert Brawn
  • Patent number: 8571648
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to apply substances to a biological tissue are described. The tissue having an target below a surface is stretched to provide openings in a surface. Stretching forces a material from the target onto the surface. A first substance may be applied while stretching to promote cleaning the tissue. A second substance may be applied to the surface. Energy may be applied to the tissue. Then the tissue is relaxed to draw the second substance through the openings into the tissue. The tissue may be stretched by applying a negative pressure, and relaxed by removing the negative pressure. The first substance may be an abrasive material. The second substance is a medicine, a moisturizer, a lotion, or any combination thereof. The second substance may be applied to the biological tissue using a positive pressure. The apparatus to apply substances may be a handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Aesthera
    Inventors: Robert S. Anderson, Steve Young
  • Patent number: 8568463
    Abstract: A modulating light having a wavelength of 600 nm to 1000 nm excluding a range of 870 nm to 910 nm is irradiated to a portion around hair roots such that a light absorptive component existing in a human body around the hair roots absorbs the light for modulating hair growth. The light having the wavelength in the above range enhances hair growth free from causing inflammation, yet safely and gentle to skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignees: Panasonic Corporation, National University Corporation Shimane University
    Inventors: Chosei Hamada, Masato Kinoshita, Kaori Naganuma, Takashi Matsuzaki