US Patent No: 4,856,513

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Laser reprofiling systems and methods

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Abstract

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A laser system for reprofiling a surface (18) comprising a laser (10) and an erodible mask (14) disposed between the laser and the surface (18) for providing a predefined profile of resistance to erosion by laser radiation, and a controller (22) for controlling the laser such that upon irradiation of the mask (14), a portion of the laser radiation is selectively absorbed and another portion is transmitted to the surface in accordance with the mask profile to selectively erode the surface. The mask can further comprise a rigid structure (30) which is affixed to the surface, in particular to the sclera of an eye, and a masking lens (36) connected to the support structure and disposed above the cornea. The masking lens can be directed integrated with the support structure or, preferably, a transparent stage (34) can be formed as part of the support structure to support and position the masking lens.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SUMMIT TECHNOLOGY, INC.WALTHAM, MA38

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Muller, David F Boston, MA 24 1063

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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, THE (1)
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Summit Technology, Inc. (14)
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5,360,424 Tracking system for laser surgery 75 1993
5,505,723 Photo-refractive keratectomy 50 1994
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5,772,656 Calibration apparatus for laser ablative systems 34 1995
6,293,938 Photo-refractive keratectomy 17 1996
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6,193,373 Eye illumination system and method 5 1999
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AMO DEVELOPMENT, LLC (3)
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EIFERMAN, RICHARD (1)
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EUCLID SYSTEMS CORPORATION (1)
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KING'S COLLEGE (1)
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Laser Cut Images International, Inc. (1)
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SLISHMAN, SAMUEL H. (1)
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VISX, INCORPORATED (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (17)
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5,376,086 Laser surgical method of sculpting a patient's cornea and associated intermediate controlling mask 39 1993
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6,589,558 Photoablatable lenticular modulator 4 1998
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7,220,256 Laser system and method for treatment of biological tissues 9 2003
7,244,024 Eye target apparatus 0 2004
7,220,255 Method and apparatus for laser surgery of the cornea 27 2004