|| List of recent Corn-related patents
| Device to store and inject corneal graft|
Devices and methods for storing and injecting a corneal tissue graft are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a tissue container and an adaptor configured to be coupled to the tissue container.
| Eye surgery refraction correction|
A planning device produces control data for a treatment device for eye surgery which produces at least one cutting surface in a cornea of the eye using a laser device. The planning device includes a calculation module for establishing a cornea cutting surface.
| Treatment device for the surgical correction of defective vision of an eye, method for producing control data therefor, and method for the surgical correction of defective vision of an eye|
A treatment device for the surgical correction of defective vision in an eye. The device includes a laser apparatus controlled by a controller.
| Angle measurement system including magnet with substantially square face for through-shaft applications|
To make the magnetic field lines straighter and more parallel to one another, the present disclosure makes use of substantially square magnets with through-holes therein. It will be appreciated that “substantially square” magnets include magnets that are precisely square as well as magnets that are approximately square (e.g., have rounded corners or other small deviations from being square.) by providing straighter and more parallel magnetic field lines, such substantially square magnets tend to enable greater precision and accuracy when rotational angles of a shaft are measured..
| Micro-nano tools with changeable tips for micro-nano manipulation|
The present invention relates to modular system for micro-nano manipulation of samples. The modular system of the present invention comprises changeable tool tips which may be provided in an array, and a tool body.
|Image display apparatus and control method thereof|
The present disclosure relates to an image display apparatus, and more particularly, an image display apparatus capable of displaying screen information. The image display apparatus includes a display configured to display screen information, an interface configured to receive an input signal with respect to the display, and a controller configured to display a menu item for controlling the screen information, wherein the display outputs the screen information on an inner region of rounded corners of the display, and wherein the controller decides a shape of the menu item to be displayed on a point where the input signal has been received, in response to the reception of the input signal..
|Crystalline polymeric compositions for ophthalmic devices|
Ophthalmic devices suitable for implantation into the eye through small incisions or insertion into an existing orifice are disclosed. These devices are made from a composition comprising crystalline or semi-crystalline polymeric materials which have a glass transition temperature (tg) of from about −100° c.
|In situ adjustable optical mask|
Implantable corneal and intraocular implants such as a mask are provided. The mask can improve the vision of a patient, such as by being configured to increase the depth of focus of an eye of a patient.
|Treatments of extracellular matrices of the eye|
System and methods for a corrective eye procedure include at least one application device configured to be positioned at a selected area of an eye (e.g., equatorial sclera, posterior sclera, cornea, etc.). The at least one device includes at least one channel and at least one illumination guide.
|Apparatus, system, and method for providing an implantable ring for altering a shape of the cornea|
An apparatus, system and method for constricting a cornea of a human eye are disclosed. A control device external to the subject eye, such as an induction generator, may be configured to create a stimulus, such as a magnetic field, for an implanted ring that, when stimulated, may change the curvature, and thus the dioptric power, of the eye, thereby approximating natural accommodation..
|Toric axis marker|
A toric axis marker has a handle, a coaxial tip, a head upon the tip, a dial axially above the head, and a marker head with two blades connecting to the dial. The dial and blades rotate simultaneously and concentrically upon the head.
|Systems and devices for shaping human cornea and methods of use thereof|
In some embodiments, the instant invention provides for a system for shaping a human cornea of an eye that includes at least the following components: a sapphire applanation window/suction ring (sawsr) system, where the sawsr system includes a sapphire applanation window/suction ring (sawsr), a conical holder, an illuminator, and a temperature control, where the sawsr system is configured to: (i) be positioned on the eye, (ii) applanate the human cornea of the eye, (iii) generate and position a centration aid, and (iv) maintain temperature control; an optical delivery system, where the optical delivery system includes: (i) a laser, (ii) a fiber delivery holder, and (iii) a laser control subsystem, where the laser control subsystem is configured to display a user interface to: 1) control a power and a temporal waveform of each of the beamlets of light, and 2) irradiate the human cornea of the eye.. .
|Systems and methods for providing anatomical flap centration for an ophthalmic laser treatment system|
Embodiments of this invention relate to systems and methods for providing anatomical flap centration for an ophthalmic laser treatment system. In one embodiment, the laser surgery system, having an imaging system and a suction ring coupled with a patient interface, captures a digital image of a subject's eye and identifies an optimum treatment placement of the corneal flap using anatomical markers as reference points..
|Systems and methods for laser correction of astigmatism incident with lens replacement surgery|
A nomogram, a method for determining how to cut a cornea to produce a particular vision correction, and a system and method for determining how to make a vision correction when a precision cutting tool is being used as opposed to the performance of hand cuts. In a further embodiment, measurement of astigmatism to be corrected, calculation of the nomogram, and the actual cutting are mostly or completely automated eliminating human error from the system..
|Hybrid ophthalmic interface apparatus|
Apparatus and methods are provided for interfacing an ophthalmic surgical laser with an eye using a patient interface (pi). The pi may include a closed, fluid-filled bladder having fiducials that contacts and deforms to the eye.
|Wireless intraocular pressure monitoring device, and detecting module thereof|
A wireless intraocular pressure monitoring device includes reflecting and detecting modules. The reflecting module includes a soft contact lens having a curvature corresponding to that of a cornea while worn.
|Collagen-based ophthalmic interface for laser ophthalmic surgery|
Embodiments of a collagen-based ophthalmic interface for reducing patient eye movement are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ophthalmic interface serving as a partial barrier between a patient's eye and a surgical laser system includes an annular-shaped collagen-based shield configured to overlay the anterior surface of the eye.
|Magnetic juggling apparatus|
At least one embodiment of the invention describes a magnetic juggling apparatus that includes at least a first juggling structure and a second juggling structure, wherein each juggling structure has a front face, a back face, four or more non-magnetic sides, four or more rounded corners between each of the four or more non-magnetic sides respectively, a hollow opening and four or more magnetic sources of an even number. The magnetic juggling apparatus allows a user to manipulate the first juggling structure or the second juggling structure, or the first juggling structure and the second juggling structure simultaneously to re-arrange a first magnetic pattern or a second magnetic pattern through acceptance of at least one action from the group consisting of a rotational action, a pushing action, a pulling action and a sliding action..
|Treatment of ophthalmic conditions|
Ophthalmic conditions such as presbyopia, myopia, and astigmatism can be corrected by the use of a molding contact lens in combination with a pharmaceutical composition suitable for delivery to the eye. The molding contact lenses are preferably commercially available and are not specifically designed for orthokeratology.
|System and method for ocular aberrometry and topography using plenoptic imaging|
Improved systems and methods for ocular topography and using a plenoptic detector are provided. For example, a multifunction ocular topography and aberrometry system can comprise a first set of light sources, a second light source, a plenoptic detector and a processing system coupled to the plenoptic detector.
|System and method for corneal pachymetry using plenoptic imaging|
Embodiments described herein provide improved systems and methods for corneal pachymetry. These systems and methods can be used to improve the accuracy of corneal measurements that are used for a wide variety of different ophthalmic procedures.
|Portable fundus camera|
A portable hand-held ocular fundus camera system for imaging the fundus of the eye is disclosed. The camera system is comprised of a camera housing, one or more groups of lens in an internal cavity of the housing, a front group of lenses at the front end of the internal cavity, a contact member to contact at least a portion of the cornea, a light source configured to direct light from locations inside the camera through an annulus near the periphery of the front lens group, so that the light enters the eye through an annulus at the periphery of the pupil of the eye during contact with the cornea.
|High dynamic range capacitive sensing|
Improving fingerprint image measurement despite damage to the stratum corneum. Determining whether a fingerprint image is adequate for matching with a database.
|Corneal implant systems and methods|
According to one aspect of the present disclosure, an implant for correcting vision impairment is disclosed. The implant is made from a donor corneal tissue sized and shaped to provide a predetermined refractive correction and reshaping of a cornea.
|Seal ring structure with rounded corners for semiconductor devices|
Seal ring structures are provided with rounded corner junctions or corner junctions that include polygons. The seal rings surround generally rectangular semiconductor devices such as integrated circuits, image sensors and other devices.
|Corneal implant storage and delivery devices|
Devices and methods for handling and depositing corneal implants onto corneal tissue. Devices and methods for packaging and storing corneal implants..
|Method and device for monitoring biomechanical properties of the eye|
A contact lens shaped measuring device (1) comprises sensor (3) having a protrusion (14) towards the cornea (22). The measuring device (1) is flexible to a degree that it is flattened by a closing eye lid and the protrusion creates an indentation of the cornea.
A contact lens for application to the cornea of an eye comprising (a) a peripheral area having dot colour matrix; and (b) a central area having a base tint.. .
|Conformable therapeutic shield for vision and pain|
A conformable covering comprises an outer portion with rigidity to resist movement on the cornea and an inner portion to contact the cornea and provide an environment for epithelial regeneration. The inner portion of the covering can be configured in many ways so as to conform at least partially to an ablated stromal surface so as to correct vision.
|Vending machine for popping kernels|
The present invention relates to a popcorn vending machine, comprising a kernel holding chamber configured to store and dispense kernels, a heating chamber comprising an inlet configured to receive kernels from the kernel holding chamber, a microwave emitter configured to produce microwave energy within the heating chamber and heat the kernels, a single-mode resonant microwave applicator configured to generate a stable focused high intensity microwave region within the heating chamber, at least one air blower disposed in communication with the heating chamber, wherein the air blower is configured to blow air into the heating chamber, thereby moving kernels within the heating chamber and selectively removing popped flakes from the high intensity microwave region when popped, and a heating chamber outlet connected to the heating chamber for receiving popped flakes from the heating chamber and dispensing the popped flakes into a container.. .
|Method and device for measuring dissolved substances in human or animal intraocular fluid|
Non-invasive optical measurement of glucose and other dissolved substances in human or animal intraocular fluid. A method takes advantage of the fact that the wave dependence of optical activity is fundamentally different from corneal birefringence.
|Compositions and methods for restoring the stratum corneum and treating dermatological diseases|
The present invention provides methods of treating humans and animals with terpenes and terpenoids in order to restore the stratum granulosum and stratum corneum and treat a dermatological disease, such as, for instance atopic dermatitis. More specifically it provides terpenes and terpenoids such as monoterpenoids, sesquiterpenes and norisoprenoids as ingredients that work to restore and thicken the stratum granulosum and stratum corneum and treat a dermatological disease.
|Forming body for sealing an object to be welded, more particularly a pipe|
In some embodiments, a forming body for the temporary sealing of a flow cross-section of an assigned object to be welded is disclosed. In some embodiments, the forming body comprises a dimensionally stable, preferably biologically-degradable material, which has a water solubility≧90% and of which the main component is corn starch and/or corn semolina and/or corn flakes..
|Apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye|
An apparatus for monitoring one or more surgical parameters of the eye over multiple sessions which are temporally spaced apart and between which the eye of the patient can have moved, said apparatus comprising: a camera for taking one or more images of the eye; a module for determining during a first session said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates based on the image taken by said camera in a first coordinate system; a module for determining during a second session temporally spaced apart from said first session said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates based on the image taken by said camera in a second coordinate system; a module for determining the eye motion in six degrees of freedom between said first and said second session and for determining a coordinate transformation based thereon; a module for transforming based on said determined eye motion said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates from said first coordinate system into said second coordinate system; a module for quantifying and/or visualizing the change of said at least one surgical parameter of the eye and its coordinates between said first and said second session based on said surgical eye parameter and its coordinates measured during said second session and said transformed surgical eye parameter and its coordinates measured during said first session, wherein said surgical eye parameters are one or more of the following: implant-related parameters of the eye which are based on an implant which has been surgically placed in the eye of a patient; or the location and/or contour of corneal or limbal or scleral incisions.. .
|Multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing of corneal dystrophy and preparation method thereof producing same|
A multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing corneal dystrophy, and more particularly to a multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip capable of employing lspr (localized surface plasmon resonance) optical properties, a preparation method thereof, and a multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing bigh3 gene mutations, which can diagnose various corneal dystrophies. The metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip can be combined with analysis devices, including a light source, a detector, a spectrophotometer and a computer, to provide an lspr optical property-based optical biosensor, and the use of the multi-spot metal-capped nanostructure array nucleic acid chip for diagnosing bigh3 gene mutations allows the simultaneous diagnosis of various corneal dystrophies that are genetic ocular diseases..
|Depilatory cream removing device|
A depilatory cream remover, which may include a head, a shaft and a handgrip. The head may be substantially perpendicular relative to the shaft.
|Treatment apparatus for surgical correction of defective eyesight, method of generating control data therefore, and method for surgical correction of defective eyesight|
A treatment method and apparatus for surgical correction of defective-eyesight in an eye of a patient, wherein a laser device is controlled by a control device, said laser device separating corneal tissue by irradiation of laser radiation to isolate a volume located within a cornea, wherein the control device controls the laser device to focus the laser radiation, by providing target points located within the cornea, into the cornea, wherein the control device, when providing the target points, allows for focus position errors which lead to a deviation between the predetermined position and the actual position of the target points when focusing the laser radiation, by pre-offsets depending on the positions of the respective target points to compensate for said focus position errors.. .
|Glaucoma shunts with flow management and improved surgical performance|
A method of treating glaucoma in an eye by managing fluid flow past an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer face of the plate.
|Apparatus for monitoring one or more parameters of the eye|
An apparatus for monitoring one or more parameters of the eye of a patient over multiple sessions which are temporally spaced apart and between which the eye of the patient can have moved, said apparatus comprising: a camera for taking one or more images of the eye; an illumination unit for illuminating the eye by a ring-shaped light pattern to generate corneal reflections, said illumination unit being preferably located such that the center of the ring is coaxial with the optical axis of the camera; a module for determining during a first session the location of the corneal reflections in the image of the eye; a module for determining during said first session based on said determined location of the corneal reflections, at least one further parameter of the eye and its coordinates in a first coordinate system based on a geometrical model representing the eye as a spherical eyeball having a spherically shaped cornea mounted thereon; a module for determining during a second session temporally spaced apart from said first session said location of said corneal reflections of the eye and based thereon said further eye parameter and its coordinates in a second coordinate system; a module for determining the eye motion in six degrees of freedom between said first and said second session and for determining a coordinate transformation based thereon; a module for transforming based on said determined eye motion said further eye parameter and its coordinates from said first coordinate system into said second coordinate system; a module for quantifying and/or visualizing the change of said further eye parameter between said first and said second session based on said further parameter and its coordinates measured during said second session and said transformed parameter and its coordinates measured during said first session.. .
|Dynamic multifocal contact lens dual layer with core|
An dynamic multiple focus contact lens has two transparent layers, each with a first annular electromagnet and a second annular electromagnet, a transparent pupil allowing passage of light through the layers, a core between the two layers, at least one loop antenna in communication with the electromagnets, and a transmitter for activating the electromagnets. The layers have a first shape similar to a circular segment that follows the surface of the cornea.
|Manufacturing method for shape memory polymer intraocular devices|
A shape memory polymer (smp) intraocular lens may have a refractive index above 1.45, a tg between 10° c. And 60° c., inclusive, de minimis or an absence of glistening, and substantially 100% transmissivity of light in the visible spectrum.
|Method of accelerating corneal wound healing|
The topical ophthalmic use of 5,6,7-trihydroxyheptanoic acid and analogs for the acceleration of corneal wound healing in humans, is disclosed.. .
|Inhibitor for corneal epithelial cell death, inhibitor characterized by combining hyaluronic acid and flavin adenine dinucleotide|
A combination of hyaluronic acid or a salt thereof and flavin adenine dinucleotide or a salt thereof can be an inhibitor for corneal epithelial cell death induced by ultraviolet irradiation and/or dryness because it significantly inhibits the decline of the number of living cells in corneal epithelial cells induced by ultraviolet irradiation or dryness.. .
|Single step liquefaction and saccharification of corn starch using an acidophilic, calcium independent and hyperthermophilic pullulanase|
Moreover, recombinant tk-pul can be used for single step liquefaction and saccharification of corn starch (without any α-amylase or β-amylase) at ph 4.2 in the absence of calcium.. .
|Skin permeating and cell entering (space) peptides and methods of use therefor|
Compositions that facilitate the delivery of an active agent or an active agent carrier wherein the compositions are capable of penetrating the stratum corneum (sc) and/or the cellular membranes of viable cells are provided. In some embodiments, the compositions include a peptide, an active agent, and a carrier that includes the active agent, wherein the peptide has an amino acid sequence set forth in any of seq id nos: 1-18; the peptide is associated with and/or conjugated to the active agent, the carrier, or both; the carrier is selected from the group consisting of a micelle, a liposome, an ethosome, and combinations thereof; and the composition is capable of penetrating a stratum corneum (sc) layer when contacted therewith or penetrating a cell when contacted therewith, and optionally wherein the composition further includes one or more free peptides having an amino acid sequence set forth in any of seq id nos: 1-18.
|Device and method to assist treatment of the cornea|
A method and device for assisting treatment of the cornea, the device including a memory (4), an interface (8) capable of receiving and supplying data, a processing unit (6) for calculating and supplying to the interface (8) an ophthalmological value for use in the treatment of the cornea, a scheduler (10) which configured, upon receipt of initial central keratometric index (kc) data and initial asphericity value (qi) data at the interface (8), to store those data in the memory (4), to call the processing unit (6) with the initial central keratometric index (kc) and initial asphericity value (qi) data as well as with target asphericity value (qv) data in order to calculate a peripheral keratometric index (kp), to store the corresponding data in the memory (4) and to supply them to the interface (8).. .
|Eye drop formulation with enhanced properties by combining sodium hyaluronate with carboxymethylcellulose|
Embodiments described herein relate to formulations for and methods of use for eye drop formulations comprising carboxymethyl cellulose (cmc) and hyaluronic acid (ha) with an improved distribution on the cornea during blinking.. .
|Skin rejuvenation cream|
This invention is based upon the discovery that a mixture of ethyl lactate and isoamyl lactate can be used to improve the penetration of active ingredients in skin care formulations through the outer layers of the stratum corneum and viable epidermis and into the dermis layer of the skin structure. The present invention more specifically discloses a method of rejuvenating skin affected by intrinsic aging and/or photo-induced aging comprising topically applying a topical formulation to the skin, wherein said topical formulation is comprised of ascorbic acid, an amino acid selected from the group consisting of phenylalanine and tyrosine, a non-toxic zinc salt, carnosic acid, α-tocopherol, 0.01 weight percent to 20 weight percent of a mixture of ethyl lactate and isoamyl lactate, wherein the weight ratio of the ethyl lactate to the isoamyl lactate is within the range of 1:10 to 20:1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier..
|Personal care compositions containing volumizing, fixative, and conditioning particles for fine hair|
The present invention is directed to a personal care composition comprising: a personal care composition comprising a particle complex consisting of a hydrolyzed corn starch, a starch/cellulose polymer, a hydrogenated phospholipid, and gum arabic; and an aqueous carrier. The personal care composition is suitable for delivery as a sprayable composition which provides volumizing, hair fixing, and conditioning as a leave-on treatment.
|Ectocornea-like sheet and method of constructing the same|
It is intended to provide a transplantation material applicable to ocular surface diseases with a need for ectocornea transplantation (i.e., an ectocornea-like sheet). Oral mucosal epithelial cells are inoculated onto an amnion and then cultured in the coexistence of supporter cells.