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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D314702 Bottle February 19, 1991
D258310 Scalpel handle February 17, 1981
6045577 Ophthalmic lens with reduced edge glare April 4, 2000
An ophthalmic lens having a one-piece lens body with an integral edge surface includes grooves in an edge surface for reflecting away from the retina of the patient visible light striking the edge surface. This lens design reduces glare seen by the patient caused when incident light
5895610 Method of making an intraocular lens with fracture resistant haptics April 20, 1999
The polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or copolymer thereof used to produce one-piece intraocular lenses is modified by a compression molding process to produce a much tougher material with improved mechanical properties. The process takes material in rod form and compresses into lens blanks
5795328 Vacuum system and a method of operating a vacuum system August 18, 1998
A vacuum system and a method of operating a vacuum system. The system comprises a vacuum line, a pump, a pump motor, a pressure adjusting assembly, a pressure sensor and a control means. The pump is connected to the vacuum line for drawing fluids therefrom, and the motor is connected
5755786 Ophthalmic lens with reduced edge glare May 26, 1998
An ophthalmic lens and a method of making is disclosed. The lens has a one-piece lens body with an integral edge surface. The edge surface includes means displayed on the edge surface for reflecting visible light which contacts the edge surface away from the retina of the patient which
5693093 Ophthalmic lens with reduced edge glare December 2, 1997
An ophthalmic lens having a one piece lens body with an integral edge surface includes grooves in the edge surface for reflecting away from the retina of the patient visible light striking the edge surface. This lens design reduces glare seen by the patient caused when incident light
5674284 Intraocular lens with fracture resistant haptics October 7, 1997
The polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or copolymer thereof used to produce one-piece intraocular lenses is modified by a compression molding process to produce a much tougher material with improved mechanical properties. The process takes material in rod form and compresses into lens blanks
5624394 Vacuum system and a method of operating a vacuum system April 29, 1997
A vacuum system and a method of operating a vacuum system. The system comprises a vacuum line, a pump, a pump motor, a pressure adjusting assembly, a pressure sensor and a control device. The pump is connected to the vacuum line for drawing fluids therefrom, and the motor is connected
5582778 Method of making an intraocular lens with resilient haptics December 10, 1996
An improved intraocular lens has at least one filamentary haptic composed of a continuous matrix material interspersed with a toughening amount of discrete particles of a multistage, sequentially produced elastomeric polymer. An improved process for preparing a single-piece intraocular l
5554894 Electronic footswitch for ophthalmic surgery September 10, 1996
A footswitch for ophthalmic surgery includes a rotatable foot pedal, a spring member which biases the foot pedal to resist rotation and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the bias of the spring member to a surgeon selected value. In an illustrated embodiment, the adjustment mechan
5326546 Method and apparatus for chlorine dioxide manufacture July 5, 1994
A method and apparatus for the generation, use, and disposal of chlorine dioxide is disclosed. A solid sodium chlorite composition having impurities, at least one of which is sodium hydroxide, is contacted with an agent to consume essentially all of the sodium hydroxide. Chlorine dio
5290781 Ketaneserinol as an agent to reduce intraocular pressure March 1, 1994
This invention relates to the use of ketanserinol as an ophthalmic therapeutic agent to reduce intraocular pressure and its method of use for treating glaucoma by systemic administration of ketanserinol, it salts, esters or prodrugs to a patient or more particularly, topically admini
5282853 Intraocular lens with resilient haptics February 1, 1994
An improved intraocular lens is disclosed with at least one filamentary haptic composed of a continuous matrix material interspersed with a toughening amount of discrete particles of a multistage, sequentially produced elastomeric polymer. An improved process for preparing a single-p
5266241 Haptic attachment for soft intraocular lens November 30, 1993
A method of molding a deformable optic for a soft intraocular lens in which the optic has an opening therein for securely receiving a filamentary fixation member is disclosed. The method includes positioning a wire-like insert member in a mold for the optic at a location corresponding to
5200453 Preservative for ophthalmic solutions April 6, 1993
An ophthalmic formulation comprising a salt of sepazonium or a similar imidazolium compound as a preservative is provided.
5182270 Stabilizing preparation for thymoxamine January 26, 1993
Experiments have been performed which test the stability of thymoxamine in aqueous solution at room temperature and above. It was determined that dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin slows the hydrolysis degradation of thymoxamine while other beta-cyclodextrin analogs either accelerate the hydroly
5178636 Tuned Fresnel lens for multifocal intraocular applications including small incision surgeries January 12, 1993
Vision correcting lenses utilizing the principles of both Fresnel lenses and Fresnel zone plates are disclosed. The lenses of the present invention provide multifocal vision correction, and are most preferably used to provide intraocular lenses for small incision surgeries. Using the con
5141507 Soft intraocular lens August 25, 1992
A soft intraocular lens with an insert which can be molded into an optic having an optic attachment member embedded in the optic and a haptic attachment member extending out of the optic to which a haptic may be connected. The insert permits the easy attachment of the haptic to the o
5110580 Method and apparatus for chlorine dioxide manufacture May 5, 1992
A method and apparatus for the generation, use, and disposal of chlorine dioxide is disclosed. A solid sodium chlorite composition having impurities, at least one of which is sodium hydroxide, is contacted with an agent to consume essentially all of the sodium hydroxide. Chlorine dio
5096285 Multifocal multizone diffractive ophthalmic lenses March 17, 1992
Multifocal lenses for improving vision are disclosed. The lenses of the present invention use at least one diffractive zone located in a defined portion of the surface of a refractive lens to achieve highly efficient multifocal vision by providing nearly 100% efficiency in the +1 dif
5089180 Method of preparing composite single-piece intraocular lenses with colored haptics February 18, 1992
Composite acrylic polymer rods having clear central regions and colored peripheral regions are prepared by polymerizing a flowable solution comprising acrylic monomer, dye and, dissolved therein, acrylic polymer, around a rod of acrylic polymer. Alternatively, a rod of acrylic polymer
5011843 Treatment of glaucoma using phosphodiesterase inhibitors April 30, 1991
Lowering of intraocular pressure, e.g. in the treatment of glaucoma is carried out by administering a phosphodiesterase inhibitor to a patient. Particular ophthalmic pharmaceutical compositions are disclosed for topical application to the eye.
4975428 Treatment of glaucoma using phosphodiesterase inhibitors December 4, 1990
Lowering of intraocular pressure, e.g. in the treatment of glaucoma is carried out by administering a phosphodiesterase inhibitor to a patient. Particular ophthalmic pharmaceutical compositions are disclosed for topical application to the eye.
4934363 Lens insertion instrument June 19, 1990
An insertion tool for an intraocular lens including a disposable insertion assembly and a reusable handle. The insertion assembly includes a rigid tube with a collar about its proximal end and a lens holder which slides within the rigid tube and also includes a collar on its proximal end
4902692 Method and composition for ophthalmic anesthesia using rodocaine February 20, 1990
Rodocaine or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof has been found to be an effective anesthetic in ophthalmology. Topical and injectable formulations are disclosed.
4880000 Lens insertion instrument November 14, 1989
An insertion tool for an intraocular lens including a hollow barrel, a rigid annular tube extending from the distal end of the barrel, the stylet for reciprocating within the barrel and the rigid tube, an actuator extending through the side wall of the barrel and connected to the stylet
4847020 Process of molding an optic for an intraocular lens July 11, 1989
An optic for an intraocular lens with finished, molded radii on the anterior and posterior edges of the peripheral surface of the optic. The optic has a thin central optical zone and a surrounding annular ring having sufficient material to support haptics. The ring is thicker than th
4803254 Vinylsilylalkoxy arylbenzotriazole compounds and UV absorbing compositions made therefrom February 7, 1989
Vinylsilylalkoxy arylbenzotriazol monomers such as 2-[3'-t-butyl-5'-(3-"-dimethylvinylsilylpropoxy)-2'-hydroxy-phenyl]-5-meth oxybenzotriazole are disclosed. These monomers can be incorporated in optically clear silicone polymers to form intraocular lenses, contact lenses, and the lik
4789324 Molded optic for an intraocular lens December 6, 1988
An optic for an intraocular lens with finished, molded radii on the anterior and posterior edges of the peripheral surface of the optic. The optic has a thin central optical zone and a surrounding annular ring having sufficient material to support haptics. The ring is thicker than th
4755182 Reduced glare intraocular lens July 5, 1988
A low glare intraocular lens optic using partial depth positioning holes.
4716234 Ultraviolet absorbing polymers comprising 2-(2'-hydroxy-5'-acryloyloxyalkoxyphenyl)-2H-benzotria December 29, 1987
Ultraviolet light absorbing compositions comprising 2-(2'-hydroxy-5'-acryloyloxyalkoxyphenyl(-2H-benzotrizoles, and copolymers thereof with one or more other monomers copolyermizable therewith, particularly acrylic monomers, are useful in the manufacture of ocular devices, particular
4704123 Soft intraocular lens November 3, 1987
A soft intraocular lens suitable for placement in the anterior or posterior chamber and either in or out of the capsular bag. The lens has a fenestrated haptic defined by an arcuate member including a tissue contact portion, beam portions and support portions which acting together keep t
4699140 Instrument for inserting an intraocular lens October 13, 1987
A surgical instrument to facilitate the insertion and allow better control of the superior haptic of an intraocular lens into the capsular bag of the eye. The instrument includes a hollow cannula with a beveled distal tip and a tapered slot extending proximally from the distal tip of the
4657011 Method of using an intraocular lens insertion guide April 14, 1987
An insertion guide for aiding the insertion of the superior haptic of an intraocular lens into the capsular bag of the eye during intraocular surgery. The guide is made of a thin, flexible material and has a body portion and a flap portion connected by an integral connecting portion
4643185 Intraocular lens insertion guide February 17, 1987
An insertion guide for aiding the insertion of the superior haptic of an intraocular lens into the capsular bag of the eye during intraocular surgery. The guide is made of a thin, flexible material and has a body portion and a flap portion connected by an integral connecting portion
4611061 2'-hydroxy-5'-(hydroxyalkyl)phenyl-2H-benzotriazoles September 9, 1986
The compounds 2'-hydroxy-5'-(hydroxyalkyl)phenyl-2H-benzotriazoles are useful as intermediate alcohols in the preparation of corresponding 2'-hydroxy-5'-acrylyloxyphenyl-2H-benzotriazole monomers, which in turn are copolymerizable with ethylenically unsaturated monomers, particularly
4580371 Method for tumble grinding optical lens edge April 8, 1986
A fixture for holding an optical lens during processing which includes a first lens holder having a lens-covering surface and an exterior surface and a second lens holder with a lens-covering surface and an exterior surface. The lens-covering surfaces are placed over the confronting
4575372 Intraocular lens and method of manufacture using ultrasonic bonding March 11, 1986
An intraocular lens loop, with an eyelet formed on the loop, and a method of forming the eyelet employing ultrasound energy. There is also disclosed a special fixture for use in manufacturing the eyelet loop.
4551949 Method and apparatus for dissipating static charge from an abrasive tumbling operation November 12, 1985
A process and apparatus for dissipating static electrical charge that may build up on the small plastic parts, the tumbling medium or the tumbling chamber itself during an abrasive tumbling process and cause the parts to be repelled out of the abrasive medium. A flow of ionized gas is
4551864 Anterior chamber lens November 12, 1985
A universal anterior chamber lens having an optic with bores entering into the edge of the optic at points spaced circumferentially apart about 180.degree.. The optic is supported in the anterior chamber by haptics, each of which have a first end fixed to the optic, a first leg extending
4528311 Ultraviolet absorbing polymers comprising 2-hydroxy-5-acrylyloxyphenyl-2H-benzotriazoles July 9, 1985
Ultraviolet light absorbing polymer compositions comprising copolymers of 2-Hydroxy-5-acrylyloxyphenyl-2H-benzotriazoles with one or more other monomers copolymerizable therewith, particularly acrylic monomers are useful in the manufacture of occular devices, particularly intraoccular
4485061 Method and apparatus for forming rounded ends on plastic filaments November 27, 1984
A method and apparatus for forming a round end on a small plastic filament which includes a die having a channel extending into one side with a hemispherical interior end and a bore extending into the other side and coaxially aligned with the channel and having a conic interior end. The
4304012 Intraocular lens assembly with improved mounting to the iris December 8, 1981
An artificial intraocular lens assembly adapted for placement within the anterior or posterior chamber of the eye and for permanent attachment to the iris through natural ingrowth of living tissue, is disclosed. The lens assembly comprises a light refracting lens body and at least one le
4269307 Intraocular lens storage assembly May 26, 1981
An intraocular lens storage container assembly that permits a visual inspection of the diopter power and size of the lens without removal from the container is provided. A transparent outer housing permits the transmission of light without any substantial distortion. A support member
4192022 Artificial intraocular lens with improved stave March 11, 1980
An artificial intraocular lens designed for mounting within the anterior chamber of a patient's eye is disclosed. A substantially circularly shaped lens body which is refractive to light is provided with a pair of loops and a stave. The stave which is made of an elastic material such as

 
 
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