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Ronald T Smith, Jack R Auld, Christopher McCollam, Dean Y Lin, Dyson Hickingbotham: Illuminated infusion cannula. Alcon, Jonathan E Prejean, August 24, 2010: US07783346 (16 worldwide citation)

A transparent illuminated infusion cannula is provided for illuminating an area during eye surgery. An optical fiber may be spaced a certain distance away from the cannula such that fluid flow around the distal end of the fiber and into the transparent cannula may occur with a much higher flow rate ...


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Yougin E Xie, Dean Y Lin, Khan V Nguyen, Frank R Shu: Polarographic sensor and method of using same. Beckman Instruments, William H May, Margaret A Sheldon & Mak Kivinski, March 17, 1998: US05728290 (4 worldwide citation)

A polarographic sensor device to determine the partial pressure of a gas in a sample medium is disclosed. The device comprises a) a substantially hydroscopic electrolyte composition joining a pair of spaced apart electrodes, one of the pair of electrodes being a sensing electrode; b) a membrane perm ...


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Ronald T Smith, Dean Y Lin, Jack R Auld, Timothy C Ryan: Preconditioned illuminator system and method. Alcon Research, Darien Reddick, September 24, 2013: US08542962 (3 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of endo-illuminators and related methods are disclosed. One embodiment of an illuminator can comprise a cannula defining a passage, an optical element disposed at an end of the cannula, and an optical fiber running through the passage with the distal end of the optical fiber in contact w ...


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Ronald T Smith, Dean Y Lin, Jack R Auld, Timothy C Ryan: Preconditioned illuminator system and method. Alcon Research, Darien Reddick, July 30, 2013: US08498506 (1 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of endo-illuminators and related methods are disclosed. One embodiment of an illuminator can comprise a cannula defining a passage, an optical element disposed at an end of the cannula, and an optical fiber running through the passage with the distal end of the optical fiber in contact w ...


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Dean Y Lin, Kambiz Parto, Edouard G Schmidtlin, Barry L Wheatley: Forward scanning optical probes. Novartis, March 28, 2017: US09606350

In certain embodiments, a scanning system includes optical elements and a movement system. The optical elements include an optical fiber and a gradient-index (GRIN) lens. The optical fiber has a fiber axis that extends to an imaginary fiber axis, and is configured to transmit a light ray. The GRIN l ...


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Tammo Hereen, Mauricio Jochinsen, Dean Y Lin, Michael J Papac, Kambiz Parto, Edouard G Schmidtlin, Barry L Wheatley, Lingfeng Yu: Forward scanning optical probes with one or more rotating components. Novartis, April 26, 2016: US09323049

In certain embodiments, a scanning system comprises optical elements and a movement system. The optical elements comprise an optical fiber and a focusing element. The optical fiber transmits a light ray and has a fiber axis that extends to an imaginary fiber axis. The focusing element refracts the l ...


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G Lamar Kirchhevel, Richard L Zaleski, Dean Y Lin, Michael A Zica: Calibrated surgical probe. Alcon, November 30, 2006: US20060271082-A1

A microsurgical probe tip and method of using same are disclosed. One embodiment of the microsurgical probe tip comprises: an outer cutting member, comprising a first tube having a wall, a closed end and a port formed in the wall near the closed end; an inner cutting member, comprising a second tube ...


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Ronald T Smith, Jack R Auld, Christopher McCollam, Dean Y Lin, Dyson Hickingbotham: Illuminated infusion cannula. Alcon, August 2, 2007: US20070179430-A1

A transparent illuminated infusion cannula is provided for illuminating an area during eye surgery. An optical fiber may be spaced a certain distance away from the cannula such that fluid flow around the distal end of the fiber and into the transparent cannula may occur with a much higher flow rate ...


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Ronald T Smith, Jack R Auld, Dean Y Lin: Thermally robust illumination probe tip. Alcon, July 24, 2008: US20080177257-A1

In embodiments of the invention, a plastic optical fiber is bonded to a high temperature distal part to form a thermally robust illumination probe. The distal part is short in length, is made of a high temperature material(s), has a proper shape for guiding light in a desired application, and may be ...


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Ronald T Smith, Dean Y Lin, Jack R Auld, Timothy C Ryan: Preconditioned Illuminator System and Method. Alcon, February 18, 2010: US20100042080-A1

Embodiments of endo-illuminators and related methods are disclosed. One embodiment of an illuminator can comprise a cannula defining a passage, an optical element disposed at an end of the cannula, and an optical fiber running through the passage with the distal end of the optical fiber in contact w ...