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Salomon Valencia, Jose Luis Lopez, Jack R Auld: Modular design for ophthalmic surgical probe. Novartis, W David Lee, October 18, 2011: US08038692 (102 worldwide citation)

An ophthalmic surgical probe having a modular drive assembly and a skin that is removable from the drive assembly. This design simplifies probe manufacturing and provides greater manufacturing flexibility.


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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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Jack R Auld, Ronald T Smith: Multi-spot ophthalmic laser probe. Alcon, Jonathan E Prejean, July 28, 2009: US07566173 (12 worldwide citation)

A laser probe includes an emitting optical fiber, optics, and two or more receiving optical fibers. The emitting optical fiber emits a beam of laser light. The optics diffract the beam of light emitted by the emitting optical fiber. The receiving optical fibers each receive a beam of light diffracte ...


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David T Takamoto, Jack R Auld, John C Dunne Jr, Harry Adam Dupre III, Eric N Anderfaas, Dean W Banks, Gregory E Mott: Power assisted steering for all terrain vehicle. Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 4, 2006: US07070019 (10 worldwide citation)

An all terrain vehicle has a frame carried by a group of wheels. At least one of the wheels is steerably connected to the frame. A steering handle assembly is rotatably connected to the frame. A servo valve has an input shaft connected to the steering handle assembly and an output shaft connected to ...


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Jack R Auld: Intraocular lens inserters. Altaviz, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, April 7, 2015: US08998983 (4 worldwide citation)

An intraocular lens inserter can include an energy storage portion, an actuator portion, and a lens support portion. The energy storage portion can include a compressible energy storage device, such as a compressible fluid, springs, and other devices. The inserter can include an actuator portion ope ...


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Jack R Auld, Michael M Martin, Michael J Papac, Ronald T Smith, Michael J Yadlowsky: Ophthalmic endoilluminators with directed light. ALCON RESEARCH, Jason Finch, June 30, 2015: US09066678 (4 worldwide citation)

Certain embodiments of an endoilluminator may include a cannula, an intermediate material, and an optical fiber. The cannula has a substantially cylindrical shape that defines an interior region and has a cylindrical axis. The intermediate material is disposed within the interior region. The optical ...


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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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Jack R Auld, Ronald T Smith: Laser probe with an electrically steerable light beam. ALCON RESEARCH, Jason Finch, July 21, 2015: US09086608 (1 worldwide citation)

A laser probe for electrically steering a light beam includes a tubular-shaped housing, an optical waveguide, and a beam steering cell. The optical waveguide is disposed within an interior region of the housing and is configured to emit a light beam travelling in a first direction. The beam steering ...


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Jack R Auld: Intraocular lens inserter. Alcon Pharmaceuticals, January 29, 2019: US10188506

An intraocular lens inserter can include an energy storage portion, an actuator portion, and a lens support portion. The energy storage portion can include a compressible energy storage device, such as a compressible fluid, springs, and other devices. The inserter can include an actuator portion ope ...