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Foot controller with adjustable treadle
23 Feb 21
The disclosed embodiments of the present technology relate to a foot controller with an adjustable treadle assembly including an adjustable treadle surface member slidably coupled to a fixed treadle plate and a latch assembly to adjust the adjustable treadle surface member to fixed positions relative to the treadle plate.
Geoffrey C. Jawidzik
Filed: 17 Sep 19
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Lipid-based ophthalmic emulsion
23 Feb 21
The present invention is directed to a lipid-based ophthalmic emulsion.
Howard Allen Ketelson, James W. Davis, Rekha Rangarajan
Filed: 21 Feb 19
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Eye Tracking Fixation Monitoring Systems and Methods
18 Feb 21
Systems and methods for tracking eye movement during a diagnostic procedure include a retina imaging system configured to capture a first plurality of images of an eye and detect a presence of a fovea, an eye tracker configured to capture a second plurality of images of the eye and track a position and orientation of the eye; and a control processor configured to synchronize the first and second plurality of images, determine a time at which the fovea is detected in the first plurality of images, and determine one or more images from the second plurality of images to be classified as representative of fixation.
Sascha Birkner, Martin Gründig
Filed: 12 Aug 20
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Eye Tracking Fixation Monitoring Systems and Methods
18 Feb 21
Systems and methods for tracking eye movement during a diagnostic procedure include an eye tracker capturing images of an eye, and a control processor configured to detect an eye position and orientation in each of the images, determine an eye fixation position and orientation relative to an optical axis of the eye tracker, estimate eye fixation parameters based at least in part on the determined eye fixation position and orientation, and track the eye position and orientation by analyzing the images to determine the eye position and orientation relative to the eye fixation parameters.
Sascha Birkner, Martin Gründig
Filed: 12 Aug 20
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Vitrectomy probe with integral valve
16 Feb 21
A vitrectomy apparatus for performing an ocular surgery may include a vitrectomy probe body graspable by a user and a cutter extending from the body and comprising an inner tube and an outer tube.
Brian William McDonell
Filed: 23 Mar 18
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Utility
Ophthalmic lubrication system and associated apparatus, systems, and methods
16 Feb 21
Devices, systems, and methods including a lubricating solution bath for a pump integrated into an ophthalmic surgical hand piece are provided.
John Morgan Bourne, Glenn Robert Sussman, John Richard Carpenter
Filed: 10 Apr 19
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Photodisruption-based vitrectomy system
16 Feb 21
In a general aspect, a vitrectomy system is adapted to use photodisruption to rupture eye tissue.
Gerald David Bacher, Brian William McDonell, Michael J. Papac
Filed: 7 Jun 18
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Utility
Poly(meth)acrylamide-based copolymers with carboxyl-terminated pendant chains
16 Feb 21
The invention is related to a class of hydrophilic poly(meth)acrylamide-based copolymers each comprising dangling (i.e., pendant) reactive chains each terminated with a carboxyl group groups and at least 50% by mole of (meth)acrylamide repeating units relative to all repeating units of the hydrophilic poly(meth)acrylamide-based copolymer.
Frank Chang, Feng Jing, Troy Vernon Holland, Chung-Yuan Chiang, John Dallas Pruitt
Filed: 17 Jul 18
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Silicone hydrogel lens with a crosslinked hydrophilic coating
16 Feb 21
The invention is related to a cost-effective method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens having a crosslinked hydrophilic coating thereon.
Yongxing Qiu, Newton T. Samuel, John Dallas Pruitt, Chandana Kolluru, Arturo Norberto Medina, Lynn Cook Winterton, Daqing Wu, Xinming Qian, Jared Nelson
Filed: 19 Dec 19
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Adaptive Optics Systems and Methods for Vitreoretinal Surgery
11 Feb 21
The present disclosure provides an adaptive optics system including at least one active pixel sensor array that detects light and sends a signal to a processor.
Steven T. Charles
Filed: 28 Jul 20
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Scene Camera Systems and Methods for Vitreoretinal Surgery
11 Feb 21
The present disclosure provides a scene camera system including a scene camera that includes a lens and may detect light reflected off an exterior of an eye into the lens and send a signal corresponding to the detected light to a processor.
Steven T. Charles
Filed: 28 Jul 20
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Spring-loaded Plunger for Advance of Intraocular Lens
11 Feb 21
Systems, methods, and devices for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) assembly into an eye may be provided.
Victoria Holderby
Filed: 28 Jul 20
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Utility
Intraocular Lens Having Hinged Haptic Structures
11 Feb 21
An ophthalmic device includes an optic including an optic axis and a haptic structure coupled with the optic.
William Jacob Spenner Dolla
Filed: 28 Oct 20
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Lever-actuated Drive
11 Feb 21
Systems, methods, and devices for inserting an intraocular lens (IOL) assembly into an eye may be provided.
Victoria Holderby, Douglas Brent Wensrich
Filed: 28 Jul 20
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Intraocular Lens Having a Capsular Ring for Inhibiting Capsular Opacification
11 Feb 21
An IOL system includes a capsular ring having a concave exterior surface extending around its circumference that is configured, upon insertion into a capsular bag of a patient's eye, to engage an equatorial region of the capsular bag.
STEPHEN COLLINS, NIRANJANA NANDAKUMAR, JOHN RADLE, STEPHEN VAN NOY, DOUGLAS B. WENSRICH
Filed: 9 Sep 20
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Tray Arm Assembly Including a Joint with a Two-tier Friction Mechanism
11 Feb 21
Particular embodiments disclosed herein provide a joint of a tray arm assembly, comprising a joint body, a shaft configured to rotate relative to the joint body about a longitudinal axis of the shaft, and a slip clutch assembly, comprising a clutch stack, including a plurality of first clutch plates keyed to the shaft and a plurality of second clutch plates keyed to the joint body.
Andrew Mason Hahn, Marc Nestor, Scott Newton, Paul Seiter
Filed: 30 Jul 20
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Intraocular lens having an asymmetric hinged closed-loop haptic structure
9 Feb 21
An ophthalmic device includes an optic having an optic axis and a closed-loop haptic structure coupled with the optic.
Stephen John Collins
Filed: 9 Aug 18
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Delivery system for ocular implant
9 Feb 21
A delivery system is disclosed which can be used to deliver an ocular implant into a target location within the eye via an ab interno procedure.
Michael Schaller, David Lari, Luke Clauson, Nathan White, Richard S. Lilly, Matthew Newell, Iqbal Ike K. Ahmed
Filed: 5 Mar 18
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Ophthalmic devices for delivery of hydrophobic comfort agents
9 Feb 21
The invention relates to a soft hydrogel contact lens, especially a silicone hydrogel contact lens, which has a capability of delivering a hydrophobic comfort agent into the eye of a wearer.
John Dallas Pruitt, Lynn Cook Winterton, Jared Nelson
Filed: 6 Nov 18
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Segmentation in optical coherence tomography imaging
9 Feb 21
A method for improving segmentation in optical coherence tomography imaging.
Hugang Ren
Filed: 26 Nov 18
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