Kirk W Todd, Johan G Ekvall, Frederick M Reed, T Scott Rowe, Christopher Horvath: System and method for identifying and controlling ophthalmic surgical devices and components. Alcon, Armando Pastrana Jr, August 4, 2009: US07568619 (293 worldwide citation)

System and method for identifying a component, such as an optical probe or pneumatic scissors, of an ophthalmic surgical device. A component of a surgical device includes an identifier, such as a RFID tag. Data from the RFID tag is transmitted to a RFID reader in the device. A controller determines ...

T Scott Rowe: Midinfrared laser tissue ablater. Alcon Surgical, Jeffrey S Schira, September 21, 1993: US05246436 (101 worldwide citation)

A midinfrared laser tissue ablater having an Er:YAG radiation source optically connected to a first end of a fiber optic cable, a probe with a handle and a bifurcated cannula having a first half and a second half and a generally closed, hollow tip having an opening opposite the handle, a fiber optic ...

Thomas G Capetan, T Scott Rowe: Method of calculating the required power of an intraocular lens. Alcon Surgical, Jeffrey S Schira, February 1, 1994: US05282852 (52 worldwide citation)

A method of calculating the required power of an intraocular lens to be implanted in an eye having the steps of measuring the axial length, preoperative anterior chamber depth and natural lens thickness of the eye, measuring and averaging corneal radii of curvature along a first axis and along a sec ...

T Scott Rowe, Michael Meritt Powell: Quick release package. Alcon Laboratories, Jeffrey S Schira, December 1, 1998: US05842567 (26 worldwide citation)

A package having two halves that are connected by a hinge. The hinge allows the halves to be folded against each other about a device and held in this position by snap/indentation pairs. A folded tab on one half rests against a detent on the other half. Pushing down on the folded tab causes the tab ...

T Scott Rowe: Tunable solid-state laser. Alcon Surgical, Jeffrey S Schira, November 9, 1993: US05260953 (24 worldwide citation)

A solid-state tunable laser having a ND:YAG pumping source, a chromium-doped fosterite crystal lasing medium, a birefringent filter for selecting a specific fundamental wavelength, a pair of harmonic generating crystals mounted on counter-rotating platforms driven by stepper motors under the control ...

Shawn X Gao, David Lloyd Williams, T Scott Rowe, Daryush Agahi: Single light source uniform parallel light curtain. Alcon, Jonathan E Prejean, January 18, 2011: US07872746 (17 worldwide citation)

A continuous high resolution fluid level monitoring system is provided by embodiments of the present invention. This continuous high resolution fluid level monitoring system includes a unique fluid level sensor having a point light source, parabolic reflector, sensor array, and detection, processing ...

Richard J Michaels, Max Hall, Diego Cueto, T Scott Rowe, Thomas Padrick: Optical instrument alignment system. WaveTec Vision Systems, Knobbe Martens Olson and Bear, December 18, 2012: US08333474 (14 worldwide citation)

An ophthalmic apparatus for precisely positioning an optical instrument, such as a wavefront aberrometer, in three dimensions with respect to a patient's eye. The ophthalmic apparatus may include an optical instrument directed in a first direction toward a target area to receive light therefrom and ...

Alexander N Artsyukhovich, Bruno X Lassalas, T Scott Rowe, Peter Nguyen: Optical fiber detection method and system. Alcon, Armando Pastrana Jr, November 6, 2007: US07292323 (10 worldwide citation)

An optical fiber detector, and a method and system for optical fiber detection are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a receptacle, to receive and position an optical fiber connector, an infra-red (“IR”) source for providing an incident IR beam onto a cross-sectional face of an optical fiber and a ...

Christopher Horvath, Mark Buczek, T Scott Rowe: Footswitch operable to control a surgical system. Alcon, Darien Reddick, August 24, 2010: US07781941 (6 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a surgical footswitch that includes a base, a pedal, an encoder assembly, a wireless interface, and an internal power generator. The pedal mounts upon the base and pivots. The encoder assembly couples to the pedal. As the pedal pivots, the encoder assembly translates t ...

T Scott Rowe: Intraocular data display device. Alcon Laboratories, Jeffrey S Schira, October 19, 1999: US05969791 (5 worldwide citation)

An intraocular data display device having an N.times.M display with each row (N) and column (M) of the display confined by a planar waveguide array. The waveguides will form uniform pixel size anywhere on the display and ensure uniform pixel luminance across the display.