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607001000 - LIGHT, THERMAL, AND ELECTRICAL APPLICATION

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607090000 Lamp and casing 183
607089000 Laser application 155
607095000 Solar (Natural) light applicator 3
20100217359DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF TINNITUS - A device for the therapeutic treatment of tinnitus is disclosed, wherein a device for treatment of tinnitus comprising a topographic geometrical matrix and a support, wherein each topographic geometrical matrix is applied to the support and comprising 08-26-2010
20110307036COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING COLLAGEN GROWTH - The present invention provides methods for enhancing collagen growth in a subject's skin. In one aspect, for example, such method can include disposing a composition including a plurality of nanodiamond particles dispersed in a cosmetically acceptable carrier onto a subject's skin, applying energy to the plurality of nanodiamond particles such that at least a portion of the energy is absorbed by the nanodiamond particles, and emitting the energy from the nanodiamond particles as IR radiation, and delivering the IR radiation to the skin in order to heat the skin and enhance collagen growth.12-15-2011
20110319970SOLAR TANNING SYSTEM - The invention relates generally to a system for use by individuals to increase their exposure to sunlight during cool or colder weather. More specifically, the invention provides a solar tanning system including a sturdy enclosure that permits sunlight to enter the enclosure, taking advantage of the same to heat the interior of the enclosure while providing a barrier against cold outside temperatures and wind.12-29-2011
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20080269846DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF BLOOD VESSELS USING LIGHT - Light generating devices for illuminating portions of vascular tissue to administer photodynamic therapy, and usable with, or including a distal protection device. A first device includes a hollow tip, a flushing lumen, a guidewire lumen, and at least one of a light source, and a hollow light transmissive shaft that is adapted to accommodate a light source. If desired, the device can include a balloon, so that a portion of a body lumen between the balloon and the distal protection device is isolated when the balloon is inflated. A second device includes inner and outer catheters, the outer catheter including a balloon, and the inner catheter including a light source encompassed by another balloon. Yet another device is a catheter having two balloons and a sleeve extending there between. Within the sleeve, the catheter includes a light source and an expanding member.10-30-2008
20080269845WAVEGUIDE CONNECTION DEVICE - A connector for interconnecting a waveguide with a light component (e.g., another waveguide) for allowing light communication therebetween. Assemblies for connecting a waveguide can be formed with the connector. In one embodiment, the connector is employed for connecting to a waveguide useful in performing medical applications such as provision of photodynamic therapy.10-30-2008
20100016930LIGHT DIFFUSING TIP - A light diffusing tip is provided. The light diffusing tip comprises a housing and a monolithic light scattering medium disposed within the housing. The monolithic light scattering medium comprises a first scattering region at a first position, the scattering region having a first scattering property and a second scattering region at a second position, the second scattering region having a second scattering property different from the first scattering property, wherein the first scattering region and the second scattering region are coextensive along a substantial portion of a length of the housing. A light diffusing applicator also is provided. The light diffusing applicator comprises at least one optical waveguide, a first termination coupled to a first end of the at least one optical waveguide, the first termination to couple to a light source and a light diffusing tip coupled to a second end of the at least one optical waveguide.01-21-2010
20110202115HAIR GROWTH MODULATION DEVICE - A hair growth modulation device is configured to impart a suitable quantity of irradiated light to a target site while lowering the irradiation intensity required by a light irradiator that generates modulating light for modulating hair growth. This device is provided with a hair follicle approximating means that causes hair follicles of body hairs at the target site to approach the skin surface, thereby enhancing the irradiation efficiency of modulating light irradiated to the hair follicles.08-18-2011
20100076527USER CONFIGURABLE MOSAIC LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS - Mosaic devices including an apparatus includes at least one electroluminescence (EL) device and a system substrate. The at least one EL device can be configured to be coupled mechanically and electrically to the system substrate. The system substrate can be configured to receive the at least one EL device at a non-discrete location or orientation. The system substrate can be a smart system substrate configured to automatically identify a device type. The EL device can be an area-emitting device such as an organic light emitting diode (OLED) device.03-25-2010
20100076526CONTROL OF HALITOSIS-GENERATING AND OTHER MICROORGANISMS IN THE NON-DENTAL UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT - Disclosed are safe, simple and effective broad-spectrum treatments for halitosis and other microbial infections of the nondental upper respiratory tract useful to treat bacterial and other microorganism species, including anaerobic bacteria. Electromagnetic radiative energy including visible, and optionally, thermal, RF and/or microwave wavelengths, is topically applied to internal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract to destroy or incapacitate superficial microorganisms without the use of antibiotics. One useful apparatus is a handheld energy applicator having a light output head suitable for treating the back of the tongue and the tonsils and which may be interchangeably provided with extensions to reach the sinuses. The energy applicator can be supported and guided by a mounting device held between the subject's teeth, if desired. Useful embodiments of the invention include preparative treatment of the target surfaces with a photosensitizing agent such as an oxidizing agent or a complementary stain. Optionally a pre-treatment procedure may be employed to remove detritus and microfloral overgrowths that may mask more deeply resident target microorganisms. Novel treatments include treatment of halitosis by destruction of bacterial species associated with halitosis, such as 03-25-2010
20100114263Phototherapy garment - A phototherapy garment including a form-fitting bodysuit having a shell made from a stretchable, washable material covering the arms, legs, and torso which provides phototherapeutic light via a layer of cross-woven side-glow optical fibers. The bodysuit has an adjustable fastening system along the arms, legs, and torso to allow for variable sizing and a snug fit. Light is transmitted into the fibers via a waterproof base unit that is detachably attached to a housing dock on the side of the bodysuit. The LEDs emit high-intensity light of a wavelength or wavelengths suitable for treatment of various medical conditions. Each wavelength is transmitted separately into a respective one of a series of cross-woven optical fibers. Optionally, a reflective liner within the bodysuit may redirect irradiation from the fibers back toward the skin so no energy is wasted. Another embodiment includes a transparent liner. The base unit includes a power supply that may includes a rechargeable battery. The suit may also include biofeedback and data logging systems.05-06-2010
20120245658Therapeutic and Cosmetic Electroluminescent Compositions - The present invention relates inter alia to compositions comprising ionic species and electroluminescent compounds, formulations and devices comprising them, and their use for the treatment and/or prophylaxis of therapeutic diseases and/or cosmetic conditions.09-27-2012
20100100160Methods and devices for self adjusting phototherapeutic intervention - The present invention relates to devices for the sensing of one or more body regions within a larger body zone, and the application of a therapy, preferably photonic therapy, based upon one or more sensor measurements derived from at least one body region. Such applied photonic therapies may be accomplished in an effectively simultaneous fashion while being adjusted independently to each body region. In addition, successive applications of photonic therapy(s) to one or more body regions may be further adjusted based upon one or more successive sensor measurements of the corresponding body regions.04-22-2010
20100094384SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PHOTOTHERAPY TO THE BRAIN - A therapeutic treatment system and method are provided. The therapeutic system includes a light source adapted to irradiate at least a portion of the brain with light and a non-light energy source adapted to apply non-light energy to the at least a portion of the brain. The therapeutic treatment method includes irradiating at least a portion of a patient's brain with light and applying a non-light energy to the at least a portion of the patient's brain. The therapeutic treatment method provides therapeutic treatment without damaging the scalp tissue of the patient.04-15-2010
20090043363METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING SKIN TEXTURE - Among various methods, apparatuses, and media, recording media having executable instructions are provided for measuring skin surface texture. One such execution of instructions can process an obtained first measurement of light utilising a model of the interactions of light with chromophores present in skin to determine variations in returned light levels arising due to variations in levels of illumination. Execution of such instructions can utilise a difference between the obtained first, and an obtained second measurement of light returned by an illuminated area of the skin and determined variations in returned light levels arising due to variations in levels of illumination, to obtain a measurement of the surface texture of the illuminated area of the skin.02-12-2009
20090093866Composite Light Source Apparatus for Phototherapy - The present invention provides a composite light source apparatus for phototherapy of skin disease, in which a light beam having the wavelength and optical power suitable for light-beam treatment is provided to a region to be treated (also called a ‘to-be-treated region’) through a light guide by using a composite light source so as to improve efficiency of phototherapy of skin diseases of the body including acne, malignant tumors and the like. According to the composite light source apparatus, uniform optical power can be provided through a combination of a plurality of light sources, the optical power can be provided through selection of light of a wavelength range that a user wants, and light from the light sources can be utilized to the maximum with increased light intensity.04-09-2009
20090093867LIGHT ACTIVATED GENE TRANSDUCTION USING LONG WAVELENGTH ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT FOR CELL TARGETED GENE DELIVERY - In accordance with the present invention, methods are provided for treating a patient through the use of ultraviolet light activated gene therapy. Embodiments of the present invention include methods for the utilization of light activated gene therapy to repair and/or rebuild damaged cartilage by introducing a desired gene into a patient's tissue.04-09-2009
20130073009METHOD OF TREATING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - A method and computer program product for suppressing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) by irradiating a subject exhibiting the symptoms with a predetermined dose of UV-containing light from a light source and detecting a suppression of the clinical symptoms of MS. In particular, the detected suppression of the clinical symptoms is disassociated from the vitamin D production within the subject.03-21-2013
20130073011METHOD FOR TREATING A PATIENT HAVING A SPINAL CORD INJURY USING PHOTOTHERAPY - A method of treating spinal cord injury (SCI) includes transcutaneously irradiating at least a portion of a spinal environment of the patient with light having a power density of at least about 0.01 mW/cm03-21-2013
20130073010STRETCH MARK REMOVAL DEVICE - A stretch mark removal device having a first portion that includes a plurality of light emitting devices each positioned on a surface of the first portion, a heating unit extending along the surface of the first portion between the light emitting elements and a handle coupled to the first portion.03-21-2013
20110015706TANNING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR - A tanning device has one or more reflective surface areas. The reflective surface areas may be used for redirecting light rays toward one or more parts of a user's body.01-20-2011
20130060306EFFICIENT CIRCADIAN AND RELATED SYSTEM MODULATION WITH A SLEEP MASK - Light therapy is provided to a subject through a sleep mask. The sleep mask is configured to deliver electromagnetic radiation to the closed eyelids of the subject within a defined optimal wavelength band that is therapeutically impactful in modulating circadian and related systems of the subject.03-07-2013
20090270953Optical Device - A reflectance-type optical sensor includes one or more photodiodes formed in a semiconductor substrate. A well having sidewalls and a bottom is formed in the top surface of the substrate, and a reflective layer is formed on the sidewalls and bottom. A light-emitting diode (LED) is mounted in the well, so that light emitted laterally and rearwardly from the LED strikes the sidewalls or bottom and is redirected in a direction generally perpendicular to the top surface of the substrate. The optical sensor can be fabricated using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication techniques.10-29-2009
20120226334THERAPEUTIC METHODS USING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - This invention provides methods for treating cold extremities using localized electromagnetic radiation directed at excitable tissues, including nerves, muscles and blood vessels. By controlling the wavelength, the wavelength bandpass, pulse duration, intensity, pulse frequency, and/or variations of those characteristics over time, and by selecting sites of exposure to electromagnetic radiation, improvements in the function of different tissues and organs can be provided. Responses can be monitored by measuring physiological variables including temperature and blood flow.09-06-2012
20130066402ENGINEERED RED-SHIFTED CHANNELRHODOPSIN VARIANTS - The invention provides engineered red-shifted channelrhodopsin variants. In some embodiments, the channelrhodopsin variants are characterized by improved membrane trafficking, expression, and/or unique spectral and kinetic properties.03-14-2013
20110022131Method for Restoring an Ejaculatory Failure - The present invention relates to a method for eliciting ejaculation in a male individual, comprising delivering one or more stimulation pulses to lumbar spinothalamic (LSt) cells via a light stimulus, wherein said LSt cells express a light-activated cation channel protein.01-27-2011
20110022130Intranasal Red Light Probe For Treating Alzheimer's Disease - A method of treating disease in which intranasal red light devices are used to shine red light upon the brain structures in the basal prefrontal cortex.01-27-2011
20120116484OPTICAL METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MODULATION OF BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES IN ADIPOSE TISSUE - Optical methods and devices are provided for the reduction of the lipid content of adipocytes without significant heat or intolerable adverse effect on the cells and their surrounding tissues. The optical method and device can be used to irradiate adipose tissue through the skin with non-thermal and non-destructive effects by application of near infrared (NIR) irradiation at selected wave bands in selected ranges to affect modulation of innate enzymatic processes involved in lipolysis, lipogenesis, leptin secretion, adiponectin secretion, and/or glucose absorption.05-10-2012
20090234423Multiple therapy system and method - A system that provides multiple therapies to a given area of the body of an animal, the system includes a pad for use against the area of the body. The system includes at least one light source, at least one electrical impulse source, and a control module for controlling the frequency of light emitted from the light source and the frequency of the electrical impulses created by the electrical impulse source. The light source provides light-therapy to areas of the body under the pad.09-17-2009
20090204184Light enhanced acupuncture - An acupuncture system which gathers light from the night's sky and focuses the gathered light onto an acupuncture meridian of a patient to obtain acupuncture affects. In one embodiment of the invention, the focused light is communicated through a fiber optic cable to a hand-held wand which emits the light onto the proper acupuncture site; in another embodiment, a light needle is used to emit the light into the patient at the acupuncture site.08-13-2009
20090012585METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIGHT-BASED HAIR REMOVAL USING INCOHERENT LIGHT PULSES - Methods and apparatus for damaging hair follicles using a series of rapidly-delivered low-fluence pulses of coherent or incoherent light are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, the pulses of coherent or incoherent light have a wavelength or wavelengths primarily in the range between 750 nm and 1500 nm. In some embodiments, applied electromagnetic radiation comprising the rapidly-delivered low-fluence pulses is effective for concomitantly heating both the sub-dermal layer (i.e. the dermis) of the tissue and the hair follicles. In some embodiments, the thermal damaging of the hair follicles is useful for facilitating hair-removal.01-08-2009
20100087898APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING LIGHT THERAPY - The apparatus comprises a removable coating formulation for a surface of a vertebrate animal body (such as an aqueous coating formulation); with at least two light-emitting diodes which can be secured to the surface by the formulation such that illumination therefrom can be directed towards tissue in the animal body. The light-emitting diodes are such that, when connected to an electrical power supply, they have an illumination power output substantially in the range causing photochemical effects in the animal tissue, and they are provided with a connection to an electrical power supply.04-08-2010
20120271383Skin Wound Healing and Hair Growth Device - Disclosed is a device that can heal skin wounds and grow hair by irradiating light from light emitting diodes (LED). The device is provided with: an ultra-narrowband light irradiation means which generates ultra-narrowband red light with peak wavelength range 620-660 nm and FWHM 10 nm or less; an ultra-narrowband light irradiation means which generates ultra-narrowband green light with peak wavelength range 500-540 nm and FWHM 10 nm or less; an ultra-narrowband light irradiation means which generates ultra-narrowband blue light with peak wavelength range 440-480 nm and FWHM 10 nm or less; and an ultra-narrowband light irradiation means which generates ultra-narrowband red to near infrared light with peak wavelength range 700-2500 nm and FWHM 10 nm or less. In this way, cell growth factors such as HGF and KGF are acted upon by irradiating the affected area with ultra-narrowband monochromatic light of FWHM 10 nm or less, which has excellent effects in healing skin wounds and growing hair.10-25-2012
20090112294Biostimulative Illumination Apparatus - A biostimulative illumination apparatus for treating patient tissues includes at least one light emitting diode which can generate at least one narrow-pulse focused wave band suitable to be used as low-power and non-parallel focused light beams for biostimulative illumination. The wave length of the focused light beam is from 600 nm to 850 nm, the energy density of the focused light beams is from 2 Joule/cm04-30-2009
20080269844Reflective Crib Liner - A reflective crib liner for improving the efficacy of phototherapy is disclosed. The reflective crib liner has a fabric layer having dimensions to accommodate placement of the reflective crib liner in a bassinet used in a phototherapy treatment. The bassinet has at least one wall that defines an interior surface. A reflective layer is formed so as to cover at least a portion of the interior surface. The reflective layer has a first degree of reflectance with respect to visible light and a second degree of reflectance with respect to heat that is substantially lower than the first degree of reflectance. The reflective layer comprises a porous material having a light diffusing surface.10-30-2008
20080234786Prevention and treatment of skin and nail infections using germicidal light - A method of prevention and treatment of microbial infections that occur on, or just below, the skin and nails of a person consisting of electromagnetic radiation to inactivate the microbes thus rendering them harmless. The treatment consists of irradiating an area of the skin and nails for a period of time long enough to inactivate the organisms. Some additional features which are not integral to the treatment but increase the safety of the treatment include shielding of non-infected areas from irradiation and a cover to prevent damage to sight which may result from viewing the electromagnetic radiation.09-25-2008
20120010685LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY FOR ENHANCEMENT OF NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION - A method for treating a subject with low level light therapy for enhancement of neurologic function (e.g., cognitive function) is provided. The method includes noninvasively delivering light energy having a wavelength of about 630 nanometers to about 904 nanometers to the brain of the subject. Delivering the light energy can include (i) irradiating the scalp with light energy having an incident power density less than 1000 mW/cm01-12-2012
20110288617IRRADIATION APPARATUS AND TREATMENT - Infections of body tissues, particularly of the eye or of wounds, are treated by brief low-intensity irradiation with ultraviolet radiation in the UVC band. A suitable treatment device contains a light-emitting diode producing UVC radiation at a wavelength of about 265 nm, at a power output of 5 mW, directed on to a zone of tissue about 4 mm in diameter. An optical aiming system indicates the zone of tissue to be irradiated. Irradiation for periods as brief as 1 second has been found effective, which equates to a dose of 4 mJ/cm11-24-2011
20110295342Method for enhancing cell-mediated immunity - Disclosed are a light irradiating device for enhancing cell-mediated immunity and a method using the same. The light irradiating device generates a radiation with a specific peak wavelength at 610±20 nm or 710±30 nm which activates the structure of proteins involved in the activation of T lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity thus effecting immunopotentiation.12-01-2011
20110295343NEAR-INFRARED ELECTROMAGNETIC MODIFICATION OF CELLULAR STEADY-STATE MEMBRANE POTENTIALS - Systems and methods are disclosed herein for applying near-infrared optical energies and dosimetries to alter the bioenergetic steady-state trans-membrane and mitochondrial potentials (ΔΨ-steady) of all irradiated cells through an optical depolarization effect. This depolarization causes a concomitant decrease in the absolute value of the trans-membrane potentials ΔΨ of the irradiated mitochondrial and plasma membranes. Many cellular anabolic reactions and drug-resistance mechanisms can be rendered less functional and/or mitigated by a decrease in a membrane potential ΔΨ, the affiliated weakening of the proton motive force Δp, and the associated lowered phosphorylation potential ΔGp. Within the area of irradiation exposure, the decrease in membrane potentials ΔΨ will occur in bacterial, fungal and mammalian cells in unison. This membrane depolarization provides the ability to potentiate antimicrobial, antifungal and/or antineoplastic drugs against only targeted undesirable cells.12-01-2011
20100211136APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IRRADIATING A SURFACE WITH LIGHT - An apparatus and method is provided for irradiating a portion of a patient's scalp with light. The apparatus includes a source of light including one or more wavelengths in a range of about 630 nanometers to about 1064 nanometers. The apparatus further includes an output optical element in optical communication with the source. The output optical element includes an emission surface configured to emit a light beam having a cross-sectional area greater than about 2 cm08-19-2010
20090204187SOIL-BASED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REMOVAL OF TOXINS FROM MAMMALS - Humans and other mammals are continually exposed to toxins in the environment, toxins in ingested food and water, and toxins formed in the body through metabolism or breakdown of complex material. Such toxins impair health and contribute to disease in mammals but are difficult to avoid given the conditions of modern life. The present invention provides compositions for promoting removal of toxins from a subject which include an alkalizing agent, spore-forming bacteria, clay, at least one type of humic acid and/or at least one type of fulvic acid. Methods for use of compositions for promoting removal of toxins from a subject are described.08-13-2009
20090326614Shape Tunable Plasmonic Nanoparticles - Noble metal nanoparticles and methods of their use are provided. Certain aspects provided solid noble metal nanoparticles tuned to the near infrared. The disclosed nanoparticles can be used in molecular imaging, diagnosis, and treatment. Methods for imaging cells are also provided.12-31-2009
20100114262LIGHT THERAPY DEVICE - A light treatment device including an outer housing, a light emitting assembly in the housing and operable to emit light through an opening in the housing, the light emitting assembly including a plurality of LEDs capable of generating light of less than 2,500 lux at 12 inches.05-06-2010
20100114264DEVICE FOR IRRADIATING AN OBJECT, IN PARTICULAR HUMAN SKIN, WITH UV LIGHT - The invention relates to a device for irradiating an object, in particular human skin, with UV light. Said device comprises a UV light source and an irradiation head containing imaging optics, UV light being projected from the irradiation head onto the object. A light source that emits visible light is provided in addition to the UV light source, the light from said additional source being projected onto the object by means of the imaging optics of the irradiation head. According to the invention, a preferably electronically controlled unit for the variable adjustment of the light distribution on the object is located in the irradiation head and UV light from the UV light source and/or visible light from the light source emitting visible light can be selectively or simultaneously supplied to said unit.05-06-2010
20110202114SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF LENS RELATED DISORDERS - The present invention provides a means and a system for the prevention, treatment and/or amelioration of a disease and/or disorder which is either related to a lens of an eye and/or which may benefit from the treatment of said lens, the system comprising the exposure of said lens to radiation.08-18-2011
20090149922TREATMENT OF EAR INFECTION USING BLUE/VIOLET LIGHT - The present invention relates to the treatment of Otitis or other type ear infections with the use of blue/violet light positioned to shine into the ear canal. The treatment quickly clears up infections and reduces the reoccurrence of ear infections.06-11-2009
20100121417HAIR GROWTH MODULATING METHOD AND MODULATION DEVICE THEREOF - A modulating light having a wavelength of 600 nm to 1000 nm excluding a range of 870 nm to 910 nm is irradiated to a portion around hair roots such that a light absorptive component existing in a human body around the hair roots absorbs the light for modulating hair growth. The light having the wavelength in the above range enhances hair growth free from causing inflammation, yet safely and gentle to skin.05-13-2010
20090093864METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPLYING ENERGY TO TISSUE - Methods, systems, and devices to treat a region of skin; the treatment may be used to stimulate the production of collagen or destroy adipose tissue. The region of skin is exposed to a uniform energy application or series of applications. The region of skin may be exposed to positive and negative pressures. Therapeutic substances may be applied to the region of skin.04-09-2009
20090082836Methods of applying phototherapy - A method of applying phototherapy to a skin surface region of the body improves, relieves or eliminates disease and undesirable conditions. In many cases damage is reversed. The method includes contacting the skin surface region with a plurality of light emitters, the light emitters positioned so as to generate an approximately uniform light emission over the skin surface region; emitting plural sequenced light emissions from the light emitters, wherein each one of the plural light emissions extends over a selected time duration, is pulsed at a selected pulse rate, and is centered on a selected wavelength of light; and emitting the light emissions alternately in the red region of the light spectrum and the infrared region of the light spectrum.03-26-2009
20110022129NANOPARTICLES FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY - Embodiments of the invention include nanoparticulate products of a flash nanoprecipitation process, the products comprising, in combination, pre-formed nanoparticles having properties of an upconversion phosphor and a hydrophobic organic compound having the properties of a photosensitizer, and a method of photodynamic therapy comprising the use of the nanoparticulate products is described.01-27-2011
20110172745METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR DERMALOGICAL TREATMENT - Embodiments of dermalogical cell treatment are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.07-14-2011
20080208294DISINFECTION, DESTRUCTION OF NEOPLASTIC GROWTH, AND STERILIZATION BY DIFFERENTIAL ABSORPTION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY - Neoplastic tissue, viral and bacterial infections, and other physiological disorders and conditions are treated by irradiation of the host with electromagnetic radiation at a wavelength that is differentially absorbed by the offending tissue or cells. Radiation with differential absorption is also used in the sterilization of articles and packing made from synthetic polymers and for the treatment of food stuffs.08-28-2008
20090281604CONTROLLING A PHOTO-BIOLOGICAL EFFECT WITH LIGHT - A device for generating at least blue light comprises a control circuit (11-12-2009
20090118799Irradiator with devices for preventing harmful radiation - An apparatus for irradiating the human body or parts of the human body with ultraviolet radiation. The apparatus comprises an arrangement, which allows irradiation of the human body with ultraviolet irradiation in a recumbent, standing, sitting or crouching position, one or more arrangement(s) of radiation sources emitting ultraviolet radiation directed onto a human body in the intended position; devices for positioning the human body to be irradiated in a UV radiation-receiving relationship to the radiation sources; one or more devices for safeguarding the spectral distribution of ultraviolet radiation emitted by UV radiation sources; and devices for electrical or electronic control of the one or more arrangement(s) of radiation sources emitting ultraviolet radiation in the direction of the human body as a function of the data obtained in the one or more above device(s).05-07-2009
20080275533DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION AND THERAPEUTIC LIGHT - The invention relates to a light therapy device that may be used in the treatment of various conditions. The light therapy device may include a display screen communicating one or more operating parameters to the user. Furthermore, the light therapy device may include a control system that receives, from a user, an indication of the ailment or condition to be treated. The user input can then be used to determine how the condition may be treated. Therapeutic light from a light source, such as an array of LEDs, may be directed through the display screen to a person receiving the treatment.11-06-2008
20110270364METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COLLAGEN GROWTH STIMULATION - Provided is an applicator for skin treatment having one or more RF electrodes. An article is located between the electrodes, such as a roller or flexible belt containing one or more protruding pins electrically isolated from the RF electrodes. Also provided is a system for skin treatment including the applicator and a control unit. Further provided is a method of treating skin disorders in which a section of the skin is heated while, essentially simultaneously, one or more holes are placed in the heated section of the skin. The present method may be used, for example, in collagen remodeling.11-03-2011
20120296400METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING ADJUSTING A CIRCADIAN PACEMAKER - A method and system for facilitating adjusting a user's circadian pacemaker are provided, including determining a current circadian pacemaker state of the user, as well as potential future states of the user's circadian pacemaker. The potential future states are related to a target circadian pacemaker state representing a circadian pacemaker goal for the user. This is accomplished on a state-variable plane using vectors. An optimum potential future state is selected as a basis for constructing a light exposure treatment schedule for the user. A light exposure treatment schedule is then constructed and provided to the user to facilitate taking control of the user's circadian pacemaker and manipulating it for benefits such as health and performance benefits.11-22-2012
20090264968BREAST TREATMENT MACHINE - An apparatus for irradiating a breast of a patient includes a radiation source, a structure adapted to hold a breast of a patient in receiving a radiation from the radiation source, and a vacuum source. The structure includes a member having an interior generally conformal to a shape of the patient's breast when the breast is uncompressed or pendulous. The vacuum source is adapted to provide a negative pressure in the interior of the member, whereby in use of the apparatus with the patient in a supine position, the breast is held in the generally uncompressed shape. A method of irradiating a breast of a patient includes the steps of placing a breast of a patient in a structure which includes a member having an interior generally conformal to a shape of the patient's breast when pendulous or uncompressed, applying a negative pressure in the interior, thereby bringing the breast in contact with the member in the generally uncompressed shape, and delivering a radiation beam to the breast of the patient in a supine position.10-22-2009
20080275532Treatment Device - A treatment device of the present invention includes: a housing in which an electric component such as a rechargeable battery is incorporated; first and second brush units each having a plurality of brushes and formed of a translucent material; an LED lamp incorporated in a base end part of the plural brushes in the housing; waterproofing O-ring and packing which seal an accommodating portion for the electric component in the housing against the outside; and a brush drive mechanism which reciprocates the first and second brush units in a direction along a surface of a scalp in a manner that approach or separation between tip parts of the plural brushes tip portions of the which are contacted with the scalp is repeated.11-06-2008
20130023962COCHLEAR IMPLANT AND METHOD ENABLING ENHANCED MUSIC PERCEPTION - Method and apparatus in which optical sources deliver light to small specific areas of the cochlea for purposes of stimulation, which brings the advantage of increased spectral fidelity because the stimulation illumination can be more specifically placed than electrical-stimulation signals. In some embodiments, a plurality of light sources or light delivery devices are placed at finely-spaced locations along the cochlea but only a fraction of them are used within any short period of time due to the limitation of power delivery to the optical emitters and a restriction on heat within the cochlea due to the absorption of the optical stimulation signals. The ability to choose which optical sources are used at any given time frame provides the ability to choose the sources that illuminate and thus stimulate the particular small areas of the cochlea that generate nerve signals perceived as the semitone frequencies found in Western music.01-24-2013
20100145415LIGHT DELIVERY SYSTEM - A light delivery system to provide light treatment to a patient includes a catheter assembly having a plurality of light sources that transmit light towards a target site within a patient. In one embodiment, the light delivery system has a plurality of light sources mounted to a flexible transparent base that extends at least partially through a distal tip of the catheter assembly. The light sources can be wire bonded or mounted in a flip chip arrangement onto the base. In one embodiment to produce the distal tip, an array of light energy sources can be held by an array of holders of a fixture device. A vacuum is applied to secure each light energy source in a corresponding holder. While the vacuum is applied, the energy sources are electrically connected by wire bonding. The vacuum can be reduced or stopped thereby permitting removal of the light energy sources from the fixture device.06-10-2010
20090030489BODY COVER, GLASSES AND/OR AT LEAST PARTIAL HEAD COVER, METHOD FOR RADIATING AT LEAST PART OF A HUMAN BODY AND USE OF A BODY COVER - Body cover, comprising a substrate, for covering at least part of a human body, and at least one electroluminescent source coupled to the substrate, for illuminating at least a part of the body, wherein the cover is configured to at least partly surround at least a part of the body and/or a body support. Method for radiating at least part of a human body, especially in the treatment of jaundice and/or crigler najjar, comprising covering at least part of the body and/or a body support with a cover with at least one electroluminescent source and emitting light from the electroluminescent source to at least part of the body.01-29-2009
20100274328LIGHT CONDUCTOR AND TREATMENT FOR AILMENTS INVOLVING THE THROAT - A device for providing therapeutic treatment to a throat comprises an elongated body with a first end and a second end opposite the first end and shaped to temporarily extend from the mouth of a user to a throat area of the user where, during use, the first end is at the mouth and the second end is within the throat area. The device further includes an electrically-powered ultra-violet-frequency light source coupled to the body and an ultra-violet-frequency light emitter at the second end of the body.10-28-2010
20110208272Skin treatment with electromagnetic or mechanical waveform energy - A hand held device generates a predetermined number of pulses of electromagnetic radiation having a predetermined electromagnetic spectrum, a predetermined duration, a predetermined inter-pulse interval, and a predetermined total energy. The pulse sequence is delivered to a skin surface to reduce or eliminate Xray or ultraviolet radiation damage to the skin surface.08-25-2011
20090005837Method and apparatus for stimulating the neurochemistry of the brain resulting in increased overall brain function, cognitive performance, and intelligence quota - An apparatus and method for stimulating the neurochemistry of the brain including enzymes, nucleosides, nucleotides, neuropeptides, neurotransmitters, amino acids, brain glucose, steroids, and hormones, and more specifically, an apparatus and method for enhancing overall brain function, including cognitive abilities and intelligence quota (IQ). Other treatment interventions the apparatus and method can positively affect include neurological, physiological, and psychological disorders and diseases. The inventive method utilizes a specially designed goggle which contains two round eye pieces to which are attached the light assemblies. These light assemblies are comprised of 1-20 white full spectrum lights which are directed toward both eyes, within a two inch radius of the retina to avoid overstimulation. The goggle has an expandable nose piece with a mechanism to allow the eye pieces to swing outward and adjust over the eye of any individual, in accordance with the specified retinal placement. The inset lights flash or flicker utilizing intermittent “fuzzy” light, and encompass frequencies ranging from 1-1200 Hz (cycles per second), specifically excluding the range between 55-65 Hz to prevent any form of seizure. The light stimulus is accompanied by unmatched, intermittent sound stimulation, called “fuzzy” sound. The sound is audible through the use of any type headphone. The method is in the form of computerized programs, and includes a variety of formulas translated as “sessions” to be downloaded into any existing light/sound device or apparatus. These formulas are in the form of a variety of sessions, lasting no more than 40 minutes each, to address and or treat a variety of symptoms, disorders, and diseases. The sessions control the light goggle apparatus and sound. Neither the “fuzzy” light nor the “fuzzy” sound are synchronized.01-01-2009
20090177253SKIN THERAPY SYSTEM - A light therapy appliance comprises an electronic circuit including Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) configured to emit light at one or more different wavelengths. A hand held enclosure containing the electronic circuit includes a front lens that directs the multiple different colored lights to a top surface of skin. The light therapy appliance be can be programmed for different skin conditions and may be used in conjunction with different topical ointments.07-09-2009
20090187234COLORED AND WHITE LIGHT GENERATING LIGHTING DEVICE - A lighting device for generating colored and white light. According to the invention the lighting device comprises at least one light source (07-23-2009
20090054955Systems and Methods for Treating Neurological Disorders by Light Stimulation - Systems and methods for treating neurological disorders by light stimulation are disclosed herein. A brain neuroillumination system includes an implantable housing; a control unit carried by the implantable housing; a neuroillumination delivery device including at least one light emission site; at least one light source operatively coupled to the control unit and optically coupled to the at least one light emission site; and a near infrared spectroscopy unit coupled to the control unit, wherein the near infrared spectroscopy unit is configures to detect an optical signal corresponding to at least one from the group of a cytochrome oxidase state and a hemoglobin oxygenation state.02-26-2009
20090143842Phototherapy Treatment and Device for Infections, Diseases, and Disorders - A device to treat infections, diseases, and disorders. The device can be used to treat part of a larger organism such as using the device to kill cancerous cells in humans or animals or to kill parasites. The invention can also may be used to treat fungal and bacterial nail infections of the hands and feet which are difficult to treat with oral and topical drugs.06-04-2009
20090326616SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INFLUENCING A PHOTOBIOLOGICAL STATE - The invention relates to a system (12-31-2009
20110144724Phototherapy Apparatus And Method For Tissue Repair - Apparatus and method for applying phototherapy treatment after the use of a bio-scaffold or a bio-implant. Bio-scaffolds are used to regenerate tissue and help the body use its own cell in tissue repair. Phototherapy treatment promotes and speeds up this process by enhancing cell proliferation and differentiation, collagen production/synthesis, fibroblast activity, etc.06-16-2011
20110144723LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY FOR ENHANCEMENT OF NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION BY ALTERING AXONAL TRANSPORT RATE - Methods of altering the rate of axonal transport are provided in several embodiments. Some embodiments alter axonal transport in a patient in need of an enhancement of axonal transport to alleviate symptoms of a disease or injury. The methods further include delivering electromagnetic radiation to at least one portion of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system of a patient sufficient to effect an alteration in axonal transport in the patient.06-16-2011
20090054953Phototherapeutic Method and Apparatus - A method of skin rejuvenation involves subjecting the skin to a first course of phototherapeutic treatment using non-laser near-infrared light over a period of between 3 days and 2 weeks; subjecting the skin to a second course of phototherapeutic treatment using non-laser red light over a period of between 1 and 5 weeks; and subjecting the skin to a third course of phototherapeutic treatment using non-laser near-infrared light over a period of between 1 and 10 weeks. The different courses are designed to stimulate inflammation, proliferation and remodelling phases in the skin. Another phototherapeutic method comprises subjecting an area to be treated to a first course of phototherapy using red and/or infrared light; treating the area; and subjecting the treated area to a second course of phototherapy using red or infrared light. The method may enhance an aesthetic treatment which relies on photothermolysis or mechanical damage. In another method, a course of phototherapy comprising discrete sessions of phototherapy, using red and infrared light separately, is used to improve wound healing.02-26-2009
20120078328SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF BIOLOGICAL CELLULAR STRUCTURE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ENERGY AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD ENERGY SOURCES - A system and apparatus for treatment of cellular structure anomalies, principally in human patients, utilizes precisely controlled electromagnetic wave energy and electromagnetic field energy. The former energy is generated from a combination of coherent and incoherent light energy which is joined and focused on patients thru a unique arrangement of faceted coated reflectors and filters. The latter energy is generated in part by unique coils surrounding the light sources which include coils wound with bifilar wire. The disclosed apparatus also includes a platform, preferably segmented, that facilitates alignment of a patient's bodily area needing treatment. Additional coils are placed in the platform in strategic locations proximate the area of the patient to be treated. A digital control module can be programmed to regulate the frequency, duration, phase, duty cycle, pulse and amplitude of all energy sources in the claimed systems.03-29-2012
20080262576METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR SOMATIC TREATMENT - Embodiments of somatic cell treatment are described generally herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.10-23-2008
20080262575PORTABLE DEVICE - A portable electronic device comprises illuminating unit (10-23-2008
20080262574Use of low intensity light therapy for the treatment of various medical conditions - The invention relates to the use of low intensity light therapy for the treatment of various medical conditions, either alone, or in combination with a second procedure.10-23-2008
20090204185PHOTOTHEREAPY DEVICE - The present invention relates to a phototherapy device (08-13-2009
20090105791LIGHT EMITTING MEDICAL GARMENT DEVICE, KIT AND METHOD OF USING - A medical garment device is presented which is capable of providing at least two different energy light beams onto a therapeutic unhealthy zone of a patient. The device includes a first light source that can deliver a relatively low energy light beam, such as infrared radiation, for use in soothing and promoting healing of the therapeutic unhealthy zone. The device also includes a second light source that can deliver a relatively higher energy light beam, such as ultraviolet radiation, for use in discouraging growth of microorganisms. The device includes a base; a system on a chip (SOC) controlling a first and second bank of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), and a power unit powering the SOC and the first and second banks of LEDs. The kit includes the unassembled components of the device. The method includes the steps of affixing, assembling, attaching, obtaining, opening, and removing.04-23-2009
20090210037Device and method for low intensity optical hair growth control - The present invention discloses a device and a method for controlling growth of hair on human skin with low doses of electromagnetic radiation, and a device for carrying out the method. In the method, radiation of a suitable spectrum is applied to the skin, in one or more pulses of between 1 and 100 ms, and with maximum fluencies on the skin between 1 and 12 J/cm2. By applying such low fluencies and at controlled pulse durations, follicles of the hairs are induced to the catagen phase. This means that the growth of the hairs of those follicles will stop. Although the method is not primarily aimed at immediate hair removal, hairs may be shed subsequently. In any case, further growth may be stopped for prolonged periods of time. The main advantage of the method is that the risk of damage to the skin is minimized.08-20-2009
20090222068RAPID FLASH OPTICAL THERAPY - Systems and methods are disclosed for maintaining a therapeutically significant level of energy at a treatment area that can include rapid charging of a storage element and triggering of a flashlamp by discharging the storage element and repeating the charging and triggering a predetermined number of times during a treatment period to raise and maintain a temperature at the treatment area to a predetermined therapeutic level.09-03-2009
20100152820METHOD FOR TREATING A PATIENT HAVING A SPINAL CORD INJURY USING PHOTOTHERAPY - A method of treating spinal cord injury (SCI) includes transcutaneously irradiating at least a portion of a spinal environment of the patient with light having a power density of at least about 0.01 mW/cm06-17-2010
20100161010Perceptible Apparatus and Methods for Reactive Effect - A perceptible apparatus and method for creating a subtle energy field is disclosed. The apparatus includes a light source and a plurality of configuration elements that are in effectual communication with the light source, wherein the configuration elements are adjustably selectable to produce subtle energy of different vibrations. The plurality of configuration elements are preferably selected from the group consisting essentially of a spectral color analysis of the light source, a brightness of light pulses from the light source, a wave form of light pulses through a duration of light pulse(s), and a frequency of light pulse transitions from “on” to “off,” or transitions between different brightness levels. Also included in the plurality of configuration elements is an emitter in the form of a translucent element that is in light wave communication with the light source to further produce changes in the subtle energy field.06-24-2010
20100262211Use of a Coated, Transparent Substrate for Influencing the Human Psyche - In order to influence the human melatonin reservoir, the invention proposes the use of bodies, particularly glasses, having a transmittivity for light waves of a wavelength of about 460 nm of at least 92%, preferably of at least 95% or even 99%, as window glazings, for example, in the construction of houses, for sunrooms, or for indoor riding arenas. If said bodies are coated bodies, the invention proposes the use of a coating sol or gel, containing a hydrolyzable or partially or completely hydrolyzed silane and/or SiO10-14-2010
20100262212METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL STIMULATION OF NEURONS - A method of stimulating neurons present in a living body is disclosed. The method comprises directing light to an artificial light absorbing medium implanted extracellularly at a target location having the neurons therein, wherein wavelengths and intensities of the light are selected so as to heat the light absorbing medium by light absorption. The heating is sufficient to stimulate neurons nearby the light absorbing medium. In some embodiments, the light is spatially modulating so as to encode a stimulation pattern therein.10-14-2010
20100228326HEADS FOR DERMATOLOGY TREATMENT - Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.09-09-2010
20100217358ARTIFICIAL LIGHT APPARATUS AND ITS USE FOR INFLUENCING A CONDITION IN A SUBJECT - The present invention relates to an artificial light system for modulating circadian rhythms, increasing vigilance and influencing light-associated psychological conditions such as seasonal affective disorder. The system of the invention comprises a source of a green and/or red light and a source of blue light both light sources being controlled by a computer to provide predetermined light conditions. More specifically, the computer is programmed to provide pulses of blue light and continuous or pulsed red light, to enhance the efficacy of blue light, reduce blue-light hazard and avoid stroboscopic effect.08-26-2010
20100217357Methods and Apparatus for Personal Care - Methods, apparatus and systems for personal care, such as treatment of a skin or hair treatment surface, are disclosed. In some embodiments, a base device is configured to thermally modify (heat or cool) an applicator on a hand piece that can then be used to cleanse, treat and/or otherwise rejuvenate the treatment surface. The applicator can be formulated with a smooth or abrasive material that can absorb, be coated with or otherwise take up a variety of materials, such as liquids, lotions, gels or creams, which are suitable for application to the treatment surface. The base device may thermally modify the material that is then coupled to the applicator and applied to the treatment surface during treatment. Application of the applicator at the desired temperature to the treatment surface may, for example, stimulate deeper blood circulation, clear pores, diminishes or removes deep and fine wrinkles, accelerate acne clearing, treat blemished skin, decrease edema and erythema of the skin, and/or reduce puritis of various etiologies. The hand piece may comprise one or more secondary treatment elements, such as LEDs for photoactivation, electrodes for delivery of micro-currents or vibrating elements for rubbing or abraiding, in order to achieve additional activation of the treatment surface and/or of the thermally modified material coupled to the applicator, which may enhance or improve treatment.08-26-2010
20100241196PHOTOTHERAPY WOUND TREATMENT - A wound treatment for use during phototherapy treatment of a wound includes a pliable optical component adapted to be applied over the wound and to direct light rays during phototherapy treatment, and a bandage for securing the Fresnel lens over the wound. The optical component may be configured to direct light rays toward a perimeter edge of the wound. A wound treatment kit for phototherapy treatment of a wound includes a package and a sterile, pliable optical component in the package. The optical component is removable from the sterile package and is placed over the wound during the phototherapy treatment. The optical component directs light rays toward a selected area of the wound during phototherapy treatment.09-23-2010
20100137950SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE PHOTODYNAMIC TREATMENT OF BURNS, WOUNDS, AND RELATED SKIN DISORDERS - A method including photomodulating mammalian tissue with more than one light source of narrowband, multi chromatic electromagnetic radiation, wherein at least one light source emits radiation at a wavelength corresponding to yellow light and at least one light source emits radiation corresponding to infra-red light, wherein the ratio of the intensity of yellow light to infra-red light is about 4:1.06-03-2010
20120143288POWER SUPPLY FOR LIGHT-BASED DERMATOLOGIC TREATMENT DEVICE - Switching power supplies made in accordance with the disclosed technology drive flash lamps of dermatologic treatment devices to emit a sequence of relatively small light pulses that are aligned with particular locations within the waveform of the AC line source. Such power supplies not only enable sufficient light energy in aggregate to therapeutically heat target chromophores in a skin region without causing undesired damage to surrounding tissue, but also provide the added benefit that the corresponding electrical energy need not be substantially drawn from any charged capacitor. The disclosed power supply further compensates for performance degradation of the flash lamps during their usable life, by modifying its operation based on predetermined values that are indicative of flash lamp aging/efficiency characteristics. The flash lamps and their associated stored values are preferably incorporated into a replaceable cartridge that facilitates user maintenance of the dermatologic treatment device.06-07-2012
20090222067ENDOSCOPIC DELIVERY OF RED/NIR LIGHT TO THE SUBSTANTIA NIGRA TO TREAT PARKINSON'S DISEASE - Endoscopic delivery of Red/NIR light to the Substantia Nigra to treat Parkinson's Disease in order to raise the energy levels in the substantia nigra.09-03-2009
20090177254System, devices, and methods including actively-controllable electrostatic and electromagnetic sterilizing excitation delivery system - Systems, devices, methods, and compositions are described for providing an actively-controllable disinfecting implantable device configured to, for example, treat or prevent an infection in a biological subject.07-09-2009
20090204186RETINAL MELATONIN SUPPRESSOR COMPRISING A FILTER LAYER - This disclosure relates to the application of a photoluminescent material with a plurality of nanocrystals, such as quantum dots or Cornell dots, each capable of absorbing electromagnetic energy at a first wavelength and emitting the absorbed energy as a desired wavelength in the direction of a human retina. Preferably, the emitted wavelength is chosen for its ability to suppress naturally occurring melatonin, i.e., blue light. The disclosure also contemplates the placement of the photoluminescent material over the entire surface of a lens or on a portion of the lens to optimize the exposure to the desired wavelength while reducing the overall luminescence. Finally, the photoluminescent material can be applied as a coating, as part of a material applied to the lens, either superficially or in/within the lens, as part of eyewear, or even as an optical treatment system.08-13-2009
20090112295Devices and systems that deliver nitric oxide - The present disclosure relates to dressings, such as patches and bandages, and other devices and systems that deliver nitric oxide.04-30-2009
20100305666INDUCTION DEVICE FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY AND DIAGNOSIS - An induction device for photodynamic therapy and diagnosis is used in a living body, and for activating a photochemical reaction of a photosensitive agent in the living body. The induction device comprises a transmitter, and a light irradiator implanted in the living body. The transmitter is used for emitting a radio signal to penetrate a superficial layer of the living body. When the light irradiator receives the radio signal, the light irradiator emits light by the driving signal, such that the photosensitive agent undergoes a photochemical reaction.12-02-2010
20110022128HAIR-GROWTH DEVICE AND HAIR-GROWTH METHOD - The hair-growth device (01-27-2011
20090036954INSTRUMENT FOR TREATING SCALP AFFECTIONS - An instrument (02-05-2009
20090036952INDUCTION DRIVEN LIGHT MODULE AND USE THEREOF - The present invention relates to an induction driven light module. In particular, the present invention is directed to an induction driven LED or LD module for photodynamic therapy, entertainment or decoration. The present invention also relates to a method for treating cancer, tumor or other ailments.02-05-2009
20130138182DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALTERING NEUROTRANSMITTER LEVEL IN BRAIN - The present disclosure relates to a device and a method for non-invasively applying optical radiation to photosensitive parts of the brain. In particular the present invention is directed to a device for non-invasive/trans-cranial light therapy comprising one or more radiation units adapted to direct optical radiation at one or more neuroanatomical brain structures of a user from at least one extra-cranial position below the cerebrum of the user, said device applied for use in altering and/or controlling the production, release, re-uptake and/or metabolism of dopamine or serotonin in at least one of said one or more neuroanatomical brain structures and/or in the body of the user.05-30-2013
20100331927FEEDBACK-CONTROLLED METHOD FOR DELIVERING PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY AND RELATED INSTRUMENTATION - A method for delivering photodynamic therapy (PDT) while performing dose metric monitoring and treatment feedback-driven control is presented. Photodynamic therapy is initiated with irradiation of light at a first irradiance. A set of fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopic measurements are taken at prescribed intervals during the therapy of the treatment region. Spectra are analyzed to determine dose metrics of the therapy such as fluorescence photobleaching of the sensitizer and blood oxygen status and optical properties of the treatment region. This information is then used to determine an optimal fluence rate given those parameters and the region is irradiated with a second irradiance. This process is continued until either the entire prescribed fluence is delivered to the region or a predetermined extent of photosensitizer bleaching is achieved.12-30-2010
20100331928VISIBLE LIGHT MODULATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION IN HYPOXIA AND DISEASE - The present invention provides methods of using electromagnetic radiation in the visible portion of the spectrum to modulate mitochondrial function in the treatment of various conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, other dementias, hypoxia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and sensory disorders of the extremities.12-30-2010
20100331929APPARATUS FOR SPREADING LIGHT FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES TO ELIMINATE VISIBLE BOUNDARIES THEREBETWEEN, LIGHT THERAPY DEVICES INCLUDING SUCH APPARATUS, AND METHODS - Apparatus for providing substantially uniform illumination with multiple, discrete sources of light include arrays of abutting light spreading elements, such as reflective light pipes or collimation lenses, for substantially eliminating visible boundaries between the sources of light. Methods for generating a substantially uniform field of emission include introducing light into such a spreader array. Light therapy devices including arrays of light spreading elements are also disclosed.12-30-2010
20110245896LIGHT IRRADIATING APPARATUS AND LIGHT IRRADIATING METHOD - Disclosed herein is a light irradiating apparatus including: a light source block configured to radiate a light to eyes of a user; a view line detection block configured to detect a view line direction of the user; and a light source control block configured to control the light radiated from the light source so as to restrict a light quantity in an area corresponding to a view line direction detected by the view line detection block.10-06-2011
20110040355Phototherapy mask - A phototherapy mask uses optical fibers coupled to LEDs to irradiate a treated epidermal skin area on or around a person's face with specific wavelengths of light in selected dosages (J/cm02-17-2011
20110040356Methods for Treating Psychiatric Disorders Using Light Energy - Methods for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy are disclosed herein. A method for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy includes determining which hemisphere of the brain requires treatment using lateral visual field stimulation (LVFS) and applying light energy to the hemisphere of the brain to treat the psychiatric disorder other than depression. In an embodiment, light energy may include near infrared light (NIR). The methods of the present disclosure may be used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. In an embodiment, the methods may be used to treat a psychiatric disorder co-morbid with depression.02-17-2011
20090062889Device for the Infrared Radiation of Scalp Hair03-05-2009
20090062888RED TO NEAR-INFRARED PHOTOBIOMODULATION TREATMENT OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM IN VISUAL SYSTEM DISEASE OR INJURY - A method of treating visual system disease is disclosed. One embodiment comprises the steps of (a) exposing a component of a patient's visual system to light treatment, wherein the light treatment is characterized by wavelength of between 630-1000 nm and power intensity between 10-90 mW/cm03-05-2009
20110071601KEYBOARD WITH INTEGRATED ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION THERAPY - A device, such as a computer pointing device or a keyboard, that provides electromagnetic radiation therapy to help prevent or promote healing for repetitive stress injury. If the keyboard is used, one or more EMR-emitting devices, such as a plurality of LEDs, may be housed in the keyboard body and configured to emit EMR such as visible and/or infrared light within preferred wavelength ranges, to provide therapeutic affects for the wrist and hand of a user.03-24-2011
20090048648Self-sterilizing device - An insertable medical element may be supportive of evanescent energy for sterilization of a biomaterial. A system including an insertable medical element supportive of evanescent energy may include an energy source, where the energy source may be emissive of electromagnetic or plasmon energy, a sensor such as a surface plasmon resonance sensor, and/or it may include an imager.02-19-2009
20090326615METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MODULATION STRENGTH IN RADIATION THERAPY - Methods for developing and using treatment plans with improved modulation for radiation therapy are disclosed. The methods involve adding an extra component to the patient-related objective function in order to make the optimization algorithm used to develop the treatment plan arrive at a solution with increased modulation. The extra component may take many forms. For example, the user may specify that the treatment plan favor solutions using a range of monitor units. The present invention is particularly useful in conjunction with radiotherapy systems having multileaf collimators for beam shaping, and in connection with advanced radiotherapy techniques, such as IMRT and arc therapy.12-31-2009
20100131035HAIR GROWTH MODULATING METHOD AND MODULATION DEVICE THEREOF - A modulating light having a wavelength of 400 nm to 600 nm is irradiated to a portion around hair roots at an energy of 0.01 J/cm05-27-2010
20110251658HAIR RESTORATION CARING DEVICE - A hair restoration caring device includes a treatment hood, a suspension member and a hair caring device. The treatment hood is to be disposed over a user's head. The suspension member is fastened to the treatment hood. The hair caring device is attached to the suspension member and is movable with respect to the user scalp. The hair caring device includes an outer casing mounted slidably on the suspension member, and has several downward combing projections and several light emitters installed above the combing projections respectively for radiating light waves. Each combing projection is aligned with a respective light emitter and is formed with an axial passage to permit past through of light waves of the respective light emitter.10-13-2011
20110098790Methods for treating corneal disease - A method for treating corneal disease includes the steps of forming a corneal pocket in a cornea at a depth from a corneal surface, introducing a corneal stiffening substance into the corneal pocket and irradiating the cornea with electromagnetic radiation.04-28-2011
20110098789Phototherapy Device Thermal Control Apparatus and Method - A phototherapy device includes a light source; a light emanation block; and a heat exchanger for the dissipation of heat from one or more heat loads associated with the device. Heat may be transferred via the heat exchanger from the light source independently of the dissipation of heat from one or more of the other device heat loads. Substantially thermally isolated heat transfer regions may be provided, and such regions may be maintained at different operating temperatures, to control the transfer of heat in conjunction with a phototherapy method and to promote efficient and enhanced device operation and performance.04-28-2011
20110071602APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING MULTIPLE FORMS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND METHOD FOR ITS USE - An apparatus for delivering multiple forms of electromagnetic radiation and methods for its use are disclosed. An example embodiment may comprise a radiation unit having one or more light emitting diodes that emit electromagnetic radiation in continuous wave form and one or more laser diodes that emit electromagnetic radiation in continuous wave form. The radiation unit may be connected to a frequency generator that provides a waveform. The waveform may convert the continuous wave output of the laser diodes to pulse wave output, while leaving the continuous wave output of the light emitting diodes unaffected. The frequency generator may cause the emission of an additional electromagnetic field proximate the radiation unit. Associated apparatuses and methods for their use are also provided.03-24-2011
20100198316Intracranial Red Light Treatment Device For Chronic Pain - Placement of a silicone tube in the cerebral aqueduct and the transmission of red light through it, resulting in the irradiation and consequent biostimulation of the adjacent periaqueductal gray, thereby causing the release of endorphins therefrom and pain relief.08-05-2010
20120123508Methods and apparatus for wireless control of biological tissue - In exemplary implementations of this present invention, a supercapacitor-based electronic device delivers high currents to an array of implantable light sources or electrodes. The device receives wireless power from an external transmit coil and receives control signals from either an onboard computer or external wireless data telemetry.05-17-2012
20110251657LIGHTING DEVICE - The aims of the present invention are to provide a lighting device, which can be used as illumination for ordinary life space, and has the functions of activating human serotonin nervous system, substantially not raising noradrenaline level in blood, decreasing aggressiveness, and reducing the factors that induce so-called “kireru” state. The aims are attained by providing a lighting device which radiates light containing near ultraviolet radiation having a wavelength in the range of 320 nm to 380 nm along with visible light.10-13-2011
20110034972Therapeutic Light-Emitting Device - An ambulatory device for use in a therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment, the device comprises an organic light-emitting semiconductor which, in use, covers an area to be treated and emits electromagnetic radiation to cause said therapeutic and/or cosmetic treatment of the area. The light source may be extensive to provide uniform irradiation of the area to be treated and may be pulsed. The device may also include a photopharmaceutical.02-10-2011
20110029046CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR FLASH LAMPS OR THE LIKE - The control circuit comprises a charge pathway for charging a capacitor, and a discharge pathway for discharging the capacitor to a flash lamp, the charge pathway comprising a path including a sequence of conductors and electronic components which are common to and shared with part of the discharge pathway. The control circuit includes a selective channel for current flow from an electrical potential supply either via the charge pathway or via the discharge pathway. The use of such shared components reduces the size and weight of the control circuit and provides for faster charging and discharging of the capacitor.02-03-2011
20110178581Therapeutic Methods Using Electromagnetic Radiation - This invention provides methods for treating a variety of disorders using localized electromagnetic radiation directed at excitable tissues, including nerves, muscles and blood vessels. By controlling the wavelength, the wavelength bandpass, pulse duration, intensity, pulse frequency, and/or variations of those characteristics over time, and by selecting sites of exposure to electromagnetic radiation, improvements in the function of different tissues and organs can be provided. By monitoring physiological variables such as muscle tone and activity, temperature gradients, surface electromyography, blood flow and others, the practitioner can optimize a therapeutic regimen suited for the individual patient.07-21-2011
20100063565Skin Treatment Device - A skin treatment device for irradiating a skin area with electromagnetic radiation. The skin treatment device has an elastic at least partially hollow ring structure for leak-proof placement of the skin treatment device onto the skin. In another embodiment, the skin treatment device has a handle portion including a radiation source capable of emitting the electromagnetic radiation and a detachably mounted attachment having the elastic at least partially hollow ring structure for leak-proof placement of the skin treatment device onto the skin. As the device itself or the attachment has an at least partially hollow ring structure, it can adapt nicely even to strongly curved skin topologies.03-11-2010
20100004719OPTICAL HAIR GROWTH MODULATION DEVICE - An optical hair growth modulation device modulates hair growth by irradiating modulating light to skin. This device is provided with a modulating light irradiator for irradiating modulating light, a measuring light irradiator for irradiating measuring light for measurement of a target site of the human body to the target site, a light receiver for receiving the measuring light reflected from the target site, a processor for processing information of the measuring light received by the light receiver, and an irradiation determinator for judging whether or not to make the light irradiation from the modulating light irradiator based on a processing result of the processor. The irradiation determinator is configured to control irradiation of modulating light from the modulating light irradiator based on the judgment thereof. This device is able to judge whether or not a target site is suitable as a site to be irradiated with modulating light by using measuring light, thereby preventing an unsuitable site such as an eye ball from being accidentally irradiated with the modulating light.01-07-2010
20080319517Alteration of the Skin and Nail for the Prevention and Treatment of Skin and Nail Infections - The method of prevention and treatment of microbial infections that occur on, or just below, the skin and nails of a person consisting of applying a means to inactivate the microbes thus rendering them harmless. The treatment consists of applying a means which alters the skin or nail so that the skin or nail will either no longer serve as a food source, will be inhibitory to the organism, will be toxic to the organism, or will be altered in a manner that makes it more responsive to treatment of infections.12-25-2008
20080319516Use of Electromagnetic Radiation in the Treatment of Sensory Organs - A method of using and devices for delivering electromagnetic radiation of a selected wavelength for the treatment of conditions pertaining to cephalic sensory organs, in particular to treating conditions of the eye (ocular conditions) and conditions pertaining to the ear (otic conditions). The invention is in particular for the treatment of organelles associated with the acoustic and optic nerves and more particularly for the treatment of age related degeneration of such organelles. The invention also provides devices for treating ocular and otic conditions.12-25-2008
20120065709METHODS AND DEVICES FOR VISIBLE LIGHT MODULATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION IN HYPOXIA AND DISEASE - The present invention provides methods of using electromagnetic radiation in the visible portion of the spectrum to modulate mitochondrial function in the treatment of various conditions, including Alzheimer's disease, other demential, hypoxia and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and sensory disorders of the extremities.03-15-2012
20100292762METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY IRRADIATION AND RELATED INSTRUMENTATION - In a first embodiment, there is no monitoring, and instead light is delivered according to a predetermined ‘recipe.’ In a second embodiment, the instrumentation provides a means for making the reflectance measurements during therapy without requiring the brief interruption. This device may therefore allow more accurate measurement of treatment-induced changes to the reflectance measurement. In a third embodiment, an adjustable aperture is used to constrict the area of a treatment beam.11-18-2010
20110125226COORDINATED DELIVERY OF SOLITON WAVES THROUGH COUPLED MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS - Disclosed are a method, an apparatus, and a system of a coordinated delivery of soliton waves through coupled medical instruments. In one embodiment, a method includes coupling a first medical instrument to another medical instrument. The method also includes generating a first soliton wave through the first medical instrument at a first wavelength and at a first frequency. In addition, the method includes generating a second soliton wave through another medical instrument at a second wavelength and at a second frequency. The method also includes coordinating a delivery of the first soliton wave and the second soliton wave on a biological medium through an algorithm that controls a start of a sequence of pulsation of the diodes from the different instruments affecting the delivery of laser and diode light of the first medical instrument and another medical instrument.05-26-2011
20110137385METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RELIEVING ANGINA SYMPTOMS USING LIGHT - An implantable medical device includes a light emitting circuit incorporated into an intravascular stent. The light emitting circuit emits a light to an ischemic region. The light has characteristics suitable for reliving the angina symptoms associated with ischemia.06-09-2011
20100185265DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES IN A BIOLOGICAL OBJECT - The invention solves a problem of a non-invasive effect on a biological object for suppressing in it and in its biological substances of pathological factors (pathogenic microorganisms and processes) and/or for stimulating of the biological activity of biological objects and biological substances which constitute the biological object.07-22-2010
20090171423Head Orthosis - This invention relates to a head orthosis that fits about the head and radiates far-infrared radiation for activating the physiological conditions of the head. The head orthosis according to the invention comprises a radiator formed of a material containing a pulverized far-infrared radiating substance in a strip shape so as to come into retaining contact with at least a part of the temporal region of the head. The head orthosis having the radiator in contact with the temporal region of the head can irradiate the far infrared rays intensively to the temporal region of the head, while preventing the far-infrared rays from dispersing over the entire head, thereby to apply far-infrared radiation intensively to the head having the nerve tissues. Furthermore, since the radiator contains homogeneously pulverized far-infrared radiating substance, the far-infrared radiating area of the far-infrared radiating substance is made wide to prevent the interference of the far-infrared radiation, consequently to increase the amount of far-infrared radiation releasing from the far-infrared radiating substance.07-02-2009
20090171422Radiation treatment device - Embodiments include an apparatus, a medical device, a method and a system. The medical device includes an ellipsoidally-shaped reflector having a first focus and a second focus. The ellipsoidally-shaped reflector also provides a translational coupling of electromagnetic energy from the first focus to the second focus. The medical device also includes a controllable electromagnetic energy source aligned to emit a non-biologically emitted electromagnetic energy in a proximity to the first focus.07-02-2009
20090093865METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF MICROORGANISMS AMONG SUBJECTS IN A GROUP - A method of controlling the spread of an infectious microorganism, for example methicillin-resistant 04-09-2009
20110178580ENHANCED ANTI-MICROBIAL PDT - Present invention provides enhanced methods and improved devices to eliminate, reduce, destroy and/or inhibit undesired body fluid species, such as pathogen microbes and deteriorated or malignant cells in complex environments like blood, serum and other body fluids. In preferred embodiments, present invention provides an antimicrobial PDT treatment that effectively inactivates, reduces and/or destroys both Gram (−) and Gram (+) bacteria in complex body fluids. Methods to enhance antimicrobial PDT activity includes the steps of administering a photosensitizer to bacteria-contaminated fluid, after a dwell time guiding bacteria-contaminated fluid with photosensitizer through a channel, emitting radiation preferably in an intermittent manner, and restoring treated body fluids to corresponding body regions. Electromagnetic radiation is preferably delivered intermittently with pulse width based on treatment parameters. Preferred device embodiments comprise guiding channels and at least one electromagnetic radiation source, arranged separately or in sequence. Preferably, laser device or LED-panels are used to deliver electromagnetic radiation to activate the photosensitizer. When used with preferred photosensitizer composition based on Safranin O, preferred laser radiation wavelength is in the range of 500-580 nm. Additionally, present invention diminishes adverse host's inflammatory responses by neutralizing the biological activity of pathogenic microorganism fragments and reducing and/or removing pathogenic microorganism fragments responsible for it.07-21-2011
20120310308RED LIGHT IMPLANTS FOR TREATING OSTEOPOROSIS - Red light implants for delivering red light to spinal implants to enhance osteointegration.12-06-2012
20120310307TREATMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTION BY LIGHT IRRADIATION - Described herein are the systems and methods of treating diseases related to fungal infection with light therapy. In one embodiment, an apparatus that utilizes one or multiple light emitting diodes (LED) to treat the fungus is applied externally to the infection area. Light therapy may applied periodically at scheduled times with continuous or pulsed radiation.12-06-2012
20110125227Method and System for Controlling Non-Coherent Pulsed Light - A system and method to control non-coherent pulsed light, the system including a lamp to produce non-coherent light energy in a pulsed mode, a current supply to provide energy to the system, and a switching module to control the spectral distribution and/or light intensity in the non-coherent pulsed light energy during a pulse of non-coherent light. The system may include a controller unit to control pulse parameters for a selected treatment, based on illumination data received from the light sensor. The system may include one or more changeable filters to modulate the pulses supplied to the lamp during a pulse.05-26-2011
20100082081ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICE AND PHOTODYNAMIC TREATMENT DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH AN ELECTROCHROMIC DEVICE - Presently, many variations of light treatment are used in health care. Prime examples are the in-vivo or ex-vivo photodynamic treatment (PDT) of skin diseases, cancer/tumors, psoriasis, mood disorders, bladder infections, promoting wound closure, recovering spinal cord injuries, and countering muscle/bone atrophy. PDT is a treatment that uses a drug, called a photo-sensitizer or photosensitizing agent, and a particular type of light. The invention relates to an improved PDT device.04-01-2010
20110264174Light Emmitting Apparatus - There is herein described light emitting apparatus capable of adapting and/or conforming to a non-planar surface on a patient's body.10-27-2011
20090254154METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IRRADIATING A SURFACE WITH PULSED LIGHT - A method and apparatus irradiates a surface with at least one pulsed light beam emitted from an emission surface of an optical element. The at least one pulsed light beam comprises a plurality of pulses having a temporal pulsewidth in a range between about 0.1 millisecond and about 150 seconds. The at least one pulsed light beam has a beam cross-sectional area at the emission surface greater than about 2 cm10-08-2009
20090036953DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF ORGANIC TISSUE - An optic includes a first end, a fluorescent material, and a second end. The first end is adapted to transmit a first band of electromagnetic radiation to the fluorescent material. The fluorescent material is adapted to absorb the first band of electromagnetic radiation and emit a second band of electromagnetic radiation. The second end is adapted to contact the biological tissue and deliver the second band of electromagnetic radiation to treat the biological tissue.02-05-2009
20120041520SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION TO THE EYEBALL OF A SUBJECT - Light therapy is provided to a subject using a system and/or method. The light therapy includes the administration of electromagnetic radiation to the eyeball of the subject underneath the eyelid of the subject while the eyelid of the subject is closed (e.g., as the subject sleeps). The light therapy algorithm may be designed to impact melatonin and/or serotonin levels within the body of the subject in a therapeutically beneficial manner. For example, the light therapy algorithm may be designed to impact melatonin and/or serotonin levels to treat one or more of a sleep and/or mood disorder (e.g., seasonal affective disorder, non-seasonal depression, Circadian rhythm disruption), or other disorders treatable with control over melatonin and/or serotonin levels in the body.02-16-2012
20110137384Far Infrared Waist Belt - A far infrared waist belt of which the belt body has multiple woven zones connected one after another, each formed of multiple weft threads woven with spandex warp yarns and non-stretchable warp yarns and far infrared radiating warp threads containing a negatively ionized nanometered far infrared radiating substance and far infrared radiating warp stitch thread containing a negatively ionized nanometered far infrared radiating substance in a crossed manner to provide a high structural strength and to radiate far infrared rays for stimulating the user's blood circulation.06-09-2011
20080208295Phototherapy Treatment and Device to Improve the Appearance of Nails and skin - A method and apparatus for using phototherapy to beneficially improve the appearance of nails and skin. Light can be applied to nails and skin that is primarily germicidal to inactivate organisms that cause infections; applied as primarily cleansing light in which case it primarily improves the appearance of the nails and skin; or applied as a combination of the two, namely germicidal and cleansing light, in which case it is termed cleansing light. By applying the light for a set time and intensity to nails can be improved in appearance, whether or not an infection is present. By applying the light to skin with or without the presence of other compounds, skin appearance can be approved.08-28-2008
20100324631DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STIMULATING NEURONAL TISSUE BY MEANS OF OPTICAL STIMULI - A device with a control unit and a plurality of stimulation units configured to be implanted in the body of a patient and generate optical stimuli, wherein the optical stimuli reset the phase of the neuronal activity of the neurons during the stimulation of neurons exhibiting abnormally synchronous and oscillatory neuronal activity, and the control unit is configured to actuate the stimulation units such that at least two of the stimulation units reset the phases of the respectively stimulated neurons at different times.12-23-2010
20080215122PLASMONIC ENGINEERING OF SINGLET OXYGEN AND/OR SUPEROXIDE GENERATION - The present invention provides for a method to increase the triplet yield of a photosensitizer by the coupling to metal surface plasmons which leads to increased singlet oxygen generation by electric field enhancement or enhanced energy absorption of the photosensitizer. The extent of singlet oxygen enhancement can be tuned for applications in singlet oxygen based clinical therapy by modifying plasmon coupling parameters, such as metallic nanoparticle size and shape, photosensitizer/metallic nanoparticle distance, and the excitation wavelength of the coupling photosensitizer.09-04-2008
20090076571MRI-Guided Photodynamic Therapy For Cancer - Disclosed is a method of therapy used in combination with a diagnostic tool for enhanced photodynamic therapy using MRI, called (magnetic resonance imaging)-guided photodynamic therapy. The methods of the present invention includes administration of MRI contrast agent labeled polymer photosensitizer conjugates, detection and localization of tumor or cancer tissues with contrast-enhanced MRI and specific illumination and treatment of localized target tissues, such as tumors or cancer cells, using laser energy. The delivered laser energy activates the photosensitizer accumulated in the target tissue, resulting in treatment. Also disclosed are novel conjugate compounds, such as PLGA-Mce03-19-2009
20110034971SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AND ADJUSTING INTERSTITIAL PHOTODYNAMIC LIGHT THERAPY PARAMETERS - A method and system for controlling and adjusting light in interstitial photodynamic light therapy (IPDT) in a subject is disclosed. More particularly, a method for controlling the light in interstitial tumor photodynamic light therapy is described using calculation method for determination of status of tissue during the PDT treatment. The status is used in a feedback loop to control the continued PDT treatment. Methods are disclosed that constitute pre-treatment and realtime dosimetry modules for IPDT on the whole prostate glandular tissue. The method includes reconstruction of the target geometry, optimization of source fiber positions within this geometry, monitoring of the light attenuation during the treatment procedure and updating individual fiber irradiation times to take into account any variation in tissue light transmission. A control device that is arranged to restrict delivery of therapeutic light treatment at least temporary in dependence of at least one attribute of one of photodynamic treatment parameters. In comparison to no treatment feedback, a significant undertreatment of the patient as well as damage to healthy organs at risk are avoided.02-10-2011
20120209355SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADMINISTERING LIGHT THERAPY - A sleep mask is configured to provide light therapy to a subject. The sleep mask may provide a comfortable delivery mechanism for the light therapy, and may deliver the light therapy to the subject while the subject is asleep, in the process of going to sleep, and/or waking from sleep. In one embodiment, the sleep mask includes one or more of a shield, a strap, a first lighting module, and/or a second lighting module.08-16-2012
20120209356EYE PROTECTIVE ARTICLE FOR PERSONAL COSMETIC SKIN TREATMENT - Disclosed is an article designed to attenuate intensive and unwanted light emitted by an IPL or laser device that may occasionally reach the eyes of a user or operator, while not limiting their ability to see in a bright region. Eye protection is achieved by an assembly of baffles extending towards the source of IPL. The baffles limit the field of view of the article to a value sufficient for coupling a safe amount of light intensity enabling comfortable IPL or laser applicator tracking and operation.08-16-2012
20120065710Laser-Based Lipolysis - The invention provides systems and methods for reducing adipose tissue in a homogenous manner by regulated delivery of energy to a treatment site, and more particularly, delivery of constant thermal energy which results in a reduction of adipose tissue with little or no damage to other adjacent tissue.03-15-2012
20100241197METHODS OF USING NITROXIDES IN CONJUNCTION WITH PHOTOSENSITIZERS AND SONOSENSITIZERS - The teachings herein relate to new methods of ameliorating the negative effects of a photosensitizer or sonosensitizer in a patient using a nitroxide.09-23-2010
20120010684POWER SUPPLY FOR LIGHT-BASED DERMATOLOGIC TREATMENT DEVICE - Switching power supplies made in accordance with the disclosed technology drive flash lamps of dermatologic treatment devices to emit a sequence of relatively small light pulses that are aligned with particular locations within the waveform of the AC line source. Such power supplies not only enable sufficient light energy in aggregate to therapeutically heat target chromophores in a skin region without causing undesired damage to surrounding tissue, but also provide the added benefit that the corresponding electrical energy need not be substantially drawn from any charged capacitor. The disclosed power supply further compensates for performance degradation of the flash lamps during their usable life, by modifying its operation based on predetermined values that are indicative of flash lamp aging/efficiency characteristics. The flash lamps and their associated stored values are preferably incorporated into a replaceable cartridge that facilitates user maintenance of the dermatologic treatment device.01-12-2012
20110040357COILED LIGHT DIFFUSER FOR IRRADIATION OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUE WITH LIGHT BEAM AND LIGHT-DIFFUSING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME - According to the present invention, a light diffuser capable of efficiently and uniformly irradiating a wide area of a biological tissue with a light beam such as a laser light beam, which can be readily produced at low cost, and a light-diffusing device comprising the same are provided.02-17-2011
20110166632MATERIALS AND APPROACHES FOR OPTICAL STIMULATION OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM - A variety of methods, devices, systems and arrangements are implemented for stimulation of the peripheral nervous system. Consistent with one embodiment of the present invention, method is implemented in which light-responsive channels or pumps are engineered in a set of motor units that includes motor units of differing physical volumes. Optical stimuli are also provided to the light-responsive channels or pumps at an optical intensity that is a function of the size of motor units to be recruited. In certain implementations, the intensity of the optical stimuli is increased so as to recruit increasingly larger motor units.07-07-2011
20110166631LUMINESCENT CYCLE REGULATOR AND FERTILITY INDICATOR - A natural family planning device (07-07-2011
20120016449PHOTOTHERAPY DEVICES AND METHODS COMPRISING SUBSTITUTED CARBAZOLE COMPOUNDS - Methods and devices related to the treatment of diseases using phototherapy are described. Some embodiments provide an organic light-emitting diode device, such as a light-emitting device for phototherapy, comprising a compound of Formula 1. Methods of treating disease diseases with phototherapy are also described.01-19-2012
20120065708HAIR-GROWTH ADJUSTING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE - A hair-growth adjusting light emitting device includes a device body, a light-emitting unit attached to the device body, and a locking unit for locking the light-emitting unit to the device body. The device body has a main capacitor, a device body connector, an electric power switch, a release switch, and an electric power supplying part. The light-emitting unit has a light-emitting body and a light-emitting body side connector. Furthermore, the hair-growth adjusting light emitting device includes a release restriction mechanism for preventing the light-emitting unit from being released by the release button when the electric power switch is at a power-on position where the electric power supplying part feeds the electric power to the main connector, and a power-on restriction mechanism for preventing the electric power switch from moving to the power-on position when the light-emitting unit is detached from the device body.03-15-2012
20120065711HIGH POWER SOURCE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - A high power source of electro-magnetic radiation having a multi-purpose housing is disclosed. The multi-purpose housing includes an interior filled with a material forming at least a light source and further comprising a reflector which can envelope a laser rod surrounded by light sources for providing light excitation to the laser rod. A material defining outer surfaces of the light sources extends out to and defines outer surfaces of the reflector. A high-reflectivity coating is disposed over an outer surface of the reflector, as is a protective coating. Also disposed over an outer surface of the reflector can be an optional heat sink, with cooling being performed by an optional arrangement of forced-air traveling over the heat sink. The light sources may be light source pumps, and the high-reflectivity coating may be formed to envelop the reflector.03-15-2012
20120071954SMALL ULTRAVIIOLET (UV) IRRADIATION MODULE - The present invention relates to a small ultraviolet (UV) irradiation module, at least including a solar panel (or a miniature power generating device) utilizing the photo-electric effect to convert light into electricity and an ultraviolet light-emitting device receiving electricity from solar panel to emit UV light. The present invention further relates to a clothing with the solar panel attached outside to absorb light and the ultraviolet light-emitting device attached inside to irradiate the skin for its efficient stimulation of vitamin D synthesis.03-22-2012
20100211137ACNE THERAPEUTIC AGENT AND SEBUM SECERNENT INHIBITOR WHICH COMPRISE INDOLE-3-ALKYLCARBO XYLICACID, AND KITS FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY CONTAINING THE SAME - The present invention relates to novel uses of indole-3-alkylcarboxylic acid and derivatives thereof as a photosensitizer for the treatment of acne or for the inhibition of sebum secretion. More particularly, the present invention is directed to a photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy, a photodynamic therapy kit and photodynamic therapeutic composition comprising thereof, which contain indole-3-alkylcarboxylic acid being activated by light. The light which activates indole-3-alkylcarboxylic acid of the present invention may be ultraviolet rays or visible lights, preferably blue light or green light.08-19-2010
20110106223LIGHT THERAPY SKIN CARE DEVICE - The invention is a light therapy skin care device that includes light sources in a layout that is configured for lighting of human body's given skin surfaces (B) or its parts. Among light sources, there is a UV light emitting and a UV-free light emitting device, the light sources are connected to a controlled driver unit. The light sources are divided in two groups, where in the first group there are (05-05-2011
20110106222TREATMENT DEVICE FOR DELIVERING RADIATION TO AN EXTERNAL AREA OF THE HUMAN BODY - A treatment device (05-05-2011
20090054954Optical depolarization of cardiac tissue - The invention provides a cardiac rhythm management system for stimulating a heart having photosensitive tissue, vectors useful to photosensitize cells expressing the vectors, and methods for light induced depolarization of cells.02-26-2009
20100094383IRRADIATION DEVICE BY MODULATED PHOTONIC ENERGY RADIATION - An irradiation device by modulated photonic energy radiation comprising a photonic emitter module (04-15-2010
20120123507Phototherapeutic Apparatus and Method - A photo therapeutic device for treating a patient, comprising: a plurality of discharge lamps arranged to emit light with a wavelength of primarily between 590 and 690 nm and a plurality of diode lamp arrays arranged to emit light with a wavelength length of primarily between 780 and 920 nm, wherein the discharge and the diode lamps are arranged to irradiate at least a substantial part of the length of a patient's body.05-17-2012
20090132011Multi-Wavelength Oral Phototherapy Applicator - Oral phototherapy applicators are disclosed that are sized and shaped so as to fit at least partially in a user's mouth and have at least one radiation emitter coupled to an apparatus body to irradiate a portion of the oral cavity with phototherapeutic radiation in at least two separate spectral bands. In one embodiment, the spectral bands are distinct. In another, the bands overlap but provide different therapeutic effects. The apparatus can further include bristles to provide a phototherapeutic toothbrush. Alternatively, the apparatus body can be adapted for placement in a fixed position relative to the oral cavity during phototherapy.05-21-2009
20120083862HEADS FOR DERMATOLOGY TREATMENT - Methods and apparatus for dermatology treatment are provided which involve the use of continuous wave (CW) radiation, preheating of the treatment volume, precooling, cooling during treatment and post-treatment cooling of the epidermis above the treatment volume, various beam focusing techniques to reduce scattering and/or other techniques for reducing the cost and/or increasing the efficacy of optical radiation for use in hair removal and other dermatological treatments. A number of embodiments are included for achieving the various objectives indicated above.04-05-2012
20110184500CORRECTION OF FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE AND SKIN REDUCTION - The invention relates to devices and compositions useful for and methods of female genital skin reduction, improvement of skin tone and treatment of female urinary incontinence, as well as the treatment or improvement of other clinical conditions, including but not limited to those involving the female genitalia.07-28-2011
20110184499SKIN TREATMENT DEVICE AND SYSTEM - The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a skin care device and system for treating skin. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a skin care device implements a high-frequency sonic or ultrasound emitter to exfoliate, cleanse, and smooth skin in combination with light therapy. Advanced microfiber brush heads are interchangeable and vary in color to provide different colored light therapy to the skin. The present invention can be used every day to help refresh skin cells, improve surface texture, and prepare the skin to better absorb cosmeceutical beauty treatments.07-28-2011
20110184498Interactive vision therapy board - A light board machine useful for visual training and therapy purposes includes a planar backboard having an array of light locations having two colored lights (red and green), a microprocessor controller for controlling the operation, sequencing and timing of the lights, and a user-feedback device, such as a touch-activated panel, which cooperate to provide visual training and therapy functions. The present invention includes the option to use red (lights) only, green only or red and green in a random order. The present invention also includes letters and numbers behind some of the lights (e.g. 80 of the 120 lights), and has a sequential pattern option of 30, 60, 90 or 120 lights. This invention is compatible with the use of red/green glasses to accommodate training of binocularity and depth. This invention is used in a therapy setting and will helps to enhance eye hand coordination, response/reaction time, peripheral vision/awareness, localization, awareness of space and depth perception, eye tracking (saccades and occulomotor), sequential movement and processing, as well as a cognitive loading component that therapists use in a variety of ways for individual patients and specific therapy modalities.07-28-2011
20100174345METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ILLUMINATION AND PHYSIOLOGICAL STIMULI - Disclosed herein are methods and systems for emitting light that can provide a desired light-induced physiological stimulus and a desired luminous stimulus. The light can be controlled to vary the physiological stimulus within a predetermined first range while maintaining the luminous stimulus within a predetermined second range that is useful for a number of self and/or space illumination applications. For example, an apparatus may include a controller for controlling the drive currents supplied to a plurality of light-emitting elements having different spectral characteristics, wherein the combination of currents is controlled such that the mixed light emitted is associated with the desired physiological and luminous stimuli.07-08-2010
20120253429METHODS FOR TREATING PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS USING LIGHT ENERGY - Methods for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy are disclosed herein. A method for treating psychiatric disorders using light energy includes determining which hemisphere of the brain requires treatment using lateral visual field stimulation (LVFS) and applying light energy to the hemisphere of the brain to treat the psychiatric disorder other than depression. In an embodiment, light energy may include near infrared light (NIR). The methods of the present disclosure may be used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders. In an embodiment, the methods may be used to treat a psychiatric disorder co-morbid with depression.10-04-2012
20120259392THERAPEUTIC LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM - A system for influencing a state of a user includes a display with a light source for emitting light influencing the state of the user. A light controller selectively controls the emission of the light including at least one of; (1) the spectrum of the light; (2) the duration of the light; 3) the distribution of the light; (4) the intensity of the light; and (5) the timing of the light. An analysis engine capable of providing a signal to the light controller indicating a desired emission of the light based upon selectively illuminating one or more of a plurality of different blue light sources, each of which having a different peak spectrum.10-11-2012
20100010592METHOD FOR PROVIDING PHOTOTHERAPY TO THE BRAIN - Methods for providing and/or determining therapeutic treatment of at least a portion of a patient's brain are provided. The method includes applying light to at least a portion of a patient's brain and monitoring at least one physiological parameter of the patient. The method further includes receiving real-time feedback information regarding the at least one monitored physiological parameter and adjusting a treatment parameter of the applied light based on the real-time feedback information.01-14-2010
20100010591NON-INVASIC THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT DEVICE - A non-invasive therapeutic device includes a housing comprising a cavity and a bottom surface. A plurality of light emitting arrays are positioned within the bottom surface. At least one fan positioned within the cavity to provide at least cooling to the patient. The device includes a controller positioned on the housing for controlling the plurality of light emitting arrays and the at least one fan such that a phototherapy treatment can be applied to a selected region of a patient.01-14-2010
20080300661Perceptible Apparatus and Methods for Reactive Effect - A perceptible apparatus and methods for use and calibration in helping to create a reactive effect upon a user is disclosed. The present invention includes control circuitry operative to generate a one of a plurality of selected signals. Also included is structure for producing a variable perceptible output in response to one of a plurality of the selected signals and a translucent element adjacent to the structure for producing a variable perceptible output, the translucent element is operative to diffuse and emit the variable perceptible output.12-04-2008
20110004280TREATMENT OF SKIN DISORDERS WITH UV LIGHT - Skin disorders such as, for example, atopic dermatitis, dyshidrosis, eczema, lichen planus, psoriasis, and vitiligo, are treated by applying high doses of ultraviolet light to diseased regions of a patients skin. The dosage employed exceeds 1 MED, an MED being determined for the particular patient being treated, and may range from about 1 MED to about 20 MED or higher. The ultraviolet light has a wavelength within the range of between about 295 nanometers to about 320 nanometers and preferably is between about 300 nanometers and about 310 nanometers. High doses of ultraviolet light are restricted to diseased tissue areas so as to avoid risk of detrimental side affects in healthy skin, which is more susceptible to damage from UV light. Cooling the skin prior to and/or while exposing the skin to the UV light can be used to minimize tissue damage resulting from exposure to the UV light. Higher doses of UV light can therefore be employed without injurious affects.01-06-2011
20120239119INFANT WARMER APPARATUS AND METHOD - An infant warmer includes a LED driver, and a LED element operatively connected to the LED driver. The LED element has a characteristic spectral radiation wavelength range selected to optimize absorption by water molecules within an infant to thereby raise the infant's body temperature.09-20-2012
20110046701COMPOSITION USED FOR INCREASING CALMODULIN AND METHOD THEREOF - The present invention provides a composition used for increasing calmodulin and a method thereof. A far-infrared ray is released by a far-infrared releasing substance in the composition so as to induce intracellular calmodulin concentration increased in organisms. The far-infrared releasing substance consists of ceramic minerals and mainly comprises 80-99.9 wt % of oxide minerals including 60-95 wt % of the mineral alumina. The far-infrared releasing substance according to the present invention has the advantages of easy to carry and continuously working, so as to significantly improve the shortcoming of drugs with short-term acting.02-24-2011
20120330385BIOSTIMULATIVE ILLUMINATION APPARATUS - A biostimulative illumination apparatus for treating patient tissues includes at least one light emitting diode which can generate at least one narrow-pulse focused wave band suitable to be used as low-power and non-parallel focused light beams for biostimulative illumination. The wave length of the focused light beam is from 600 nm to 850 nm, the energy density of the focused light beams is from 2 Joule/cm12-27-2012
20110238139LIGHT DIFFUSING TIP - A light diffusing tip is provided. The light diffusing tip comprises a housing and a monolithic light scattering medium disposed within the housing. The monolithic light scattering medium comprises a first scattering region at a first position, the scattering region having a first scattering property and a second scattering region at a second position, the second scattering region having a second scattering property different from the first scattering property, wherein the first scattering region and the second scattering region are coextensive along a substantial portion of a length of the housing. A light diffusing applicator also is provided. The light diffusing applicator comprises at least one optical waveguide, a first termination coupled to a first end of the at least one optical waveguide, the first termination to couple to a light source and a light diffusing tip coupled to a second end of the at least one optical waveguide.09-29-2011
20110238137Medical apparatus for photodynamic therapy and method for controlling therapeutic light - A laser source irradiates a tumor site, permeated with photosensitizer, using pulse laser for PAI. The photosensitizer absorbs the pulse laser for PAI to generate ultrasonic waves. An ultrasonic wave detection device detects the ultrasonic waves to output an ultrasonic signal. A processor device performs various processes to the ultrasonic signal to generate image data. Based on the image data, a photosensitizer concentration calculator calculates concentration distribution of the photosensitizer at a specific depth in the tumor site. Based the obtained concentration distribution, an irradiation condition of CW laser for photodynamic therapy (PDT) is set or changed. Based on the irradiation condition, the CW laser for PDT is irradiated to the tumor site.09-29-2011
20100234925TREATMENT OF MICROBIOLOGICAL PATHOGENS IN A TOE NAIL WITH ANTIMICROBIAL LIGHT - Methods and systems are disclosed for treatment of nail disease in a patient. A system includes a light applicator operable to irradiate a nail having a nail disease with light that includes a wavelength corresponding to an absorption spectrum of the nail disease and a duty cycle with a series of alternating light emissions and pauses, a light source coupled with the light applicator for supplying the light to the light applicator, and a controller coupled with the light source for controlling the operation of the light source such that the pauses are timed for movement of the light applicator between light emissions.09-16-2010
20110245897LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY FOR ENHANCEMENT OF NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION - A method for treating a subject having Parkinson's disease is provided. The method includes noninvasively delivering light energy having a wavelength of about 630 nanometers to about 904 nanometers to the brain of the subject. Delivering the light energy can include (i) irradiating the scalp with light energy having an incident power density less than 1000 mW/cm10-06-2011
20120089205Methods and Apparatus for High-Throughput Neural Screening - In exemplary implementations of this invention, high-throughput screening of a mammalian brain is performed to locate neural circuit targets of interest. A variety of search patterns may be used for this neural screening, including (a) iterative subdivision, (b) serial search, and (c) combinatorial. To perform this neural screening, an array of optical fibers (or an array of waveguides) is inserted into the brain. Alternately, the array is positioned adjacent to the brain. Each fiber or waveguide in the array is coupled to a light source (LED or laser). The brain has been previously sensitized to light, using genetically encoded optical neural control reagents, which are delivered either using viruses or via transgenic means. In the screening, the array is used to optically perturb the brain. For example, the neurons of the brain may be activated by one color of light, and/or silenced by another color of light.04-12-2012
20120089204IRRADIATION DEVICE WITH ERGONOMIC ADAPTATION OPTIONS - An irradiation device for irradiating of body parts of a patient is provided, with a carrier system which provides a basic framework of the irradiation device with at least one light head with a light source for the irradiation, and a control element for operating the irradiation device. The irradiation device moreover includes a separate control module that is connected with the carrier system with at least one control for controlling the at least one light head. Innovative assembly and connection arrangements aid rapid and secure positioning.04-12-2012
20120101554ADAPTIVE THERAPEUTIC LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM - A system for influencing a state of a user including a light source for emitting light influencing the state of the user and a light controller selectively controlling the emission of the light. The emission may include at least one of, the spectrum of said light; the duration of said light; the distribution of said light; the intensity of said light; and the timing of said light. The analysis engine provides a signal to the light controller indicating a desired emission of the light.04-26-2012
20100161009APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING A WOUND - A wound dressing includes a substrate, an optical energy emitting device, and a radio frequency receiving device. The substrate is configured to engage biological tissue of a patient. The optical energy emitting device is attached to the substrate, and the radio frequency receiving device is electrically coupled with the optical energy emitting device. The radio frequency receiving device is configured to capture energy from radio frequency transmissions. The radio frequency receiving device is further configured to direct at least a portion of the energy to the optical energy emitting device. Upon receipt of the energy from the radio frequency receiving device, the optical energy emitting device is configured to emit light onto biological tissue of a patient.06-24-2010
20110160813METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POSITIONING A CATHETER RELATIVE TO AN ANATOMICAL JUNCTION - An electrode catheter is introduced into a vein or other hollow anatomical structure, and is positioned at a treatment: site within the structure. The end of the catheter is positioned near a junction formed in the structure. This junction can be the sapheno-femoral junction. The position of the catheter near the junction is determined based on a signal from a device associated with the catheter within the structure. A fiber optic filament which emits light is used with the catheter or a guide wire over which the catheter is advanced. The light is visible externally from the patient. The light dims and may no longer externally visible at the sapheno-femoral junction where the catheter moves past the deep fascia and toward the deep venous system. The position of the catheter can be determined based on this external observation. The position of the catheter can also be determined based on measured parameters such as temperature or flow rate within the structure, and the measured changes in one or more of these parameters as the catheter nears the junction. The hollow anatomical structure can be compressed for this procedure. The position of the catheter can also be determined mechanically by including a hook-shaped tip on the catheter or guide wire which would physically engage the junction.06-30-2011
20130023963COCHLEAR IMPLANT USING OPTICAL STIMULATION WITH ENCODED INFORMATION DESIGNED TO LIMIT HEATING EFFECTS - Method and apparatus for optically stimulating neurons of a plurality of auditory nerve pathways of a person to provide auditory sensations for the person by generating a plurality of pulsed light signals having one or more successive pulses. The spectrum of a detected audio signal is divided into M channels. In some embodiments, an N-of-M coding strategy is employed, where, for any given time frame, only N of the M channels are selected and illuminated to stimulate the auditory nerves. In some embodiments, the M channels are organized into bins, where, for any given time frame, only a maximum number of channels are illuminated per bin. This limits the number of illuminated channels-per-length of cochlea and therefore prevents localized heating of the cochlea and reduces power consumption of the device.01-24-2013
20130023961INDIVIDUALLY OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE OF OPTICALLY STIMULATING COCHLEAR IMPLANTS - Method and apparatus for optically stimulating neurons of a plurality of auditory nerve pathways of a person to provide auditory sensations for the person including generating a plurality of pulsed light signals having one or more successive pulses; delivering the plurality of pulsed light signals to one or more auditory nerve pathways of the cochlea of the person; selectively controlling the plurality of light signals to optically stimulate and trigger nerve action potentials (NAPs) in the one or more auditory nerve pathways, wherein the selectively controlling includes empirically testing the delivering of the plurality of light signals and determining which optical-stimulation parameters used during the testing are most effective for optically stimulating the auditory nerve pathways of the person, and using results of the testing such that the delivering includes delivering the plurality of light signals with the optical-stimulation parameters that were determined to be most effective for optically stimulating.01-24-2013
20130023965OPTIMIZED STIMULATION RATE OF AN OPTICALLY STIMULATING COCHLEAR IMPLANT - Method and apparatus for optically stimulating neurons of a plurality of auditory nerve pathways of a person to provide auditory sensations for the person including generating a plurality of pulsed light signals having one or more successive pulses; delivering the plurality of pulsed light signals to one or more auditory nerve pathways of the cochlea of the person; selectively controlling the plurality of light signals to optically stimulate and trigger nerve action potentials (NAPs) in the one or more auditory nerve pathways. In some embodiments, the stimulation rate (i.e., pulse-repetition rate) is optimized for the patient based on comfort levels, speech-recognition scores, and temperature feedback from monitors in the cochlea. In some embodiments, the methods of the present invention find practical lower and upper limits to the rate of stimulation to increase the speech-recognition scores while implementing safety limits to preventing overheating.01-24-2013
20130023960BROAD WAVELENGTH PROFILE TO HOMOGENIZE THE ABSORPTION PROFILE IN OPTICAL STIMULATION OF NERVES - The present invention provides an apparatus that includes an infrared (IR) light source having two or more wavelengths (e.g., a relatively broad wavelength-profile light source and/or a light source with a plurality of relatively narrowband wavelengths), wherein the different wavelengths have different tissue-penetration depths. The IR light provides optical stimulation of nerves to generate nerve-action potentials (NAPs) in one or more individual nerve cells, and/or compound nerve-action potentials (CNAPs) in a nerve bundle. In some embodiments, the stimulation of NAPs and CNAPs is used to restore hearing. In some embodiments, the broad wavelength profile extends the physical volume of tissue that is stimulated, thus homogenizing the spatial light-absorption profile of the stimulation light used, e.g., for optical triggering of NAPs and CNAPs in the cochlea.01-24-2013
20130023964OPTICAL PULSE-WIDTH MODULATION USED IN AN OPTICAL-STIMULATION COCHLEAR IMPLANT - Method and apparatus for optically stimulating neurons of a plurality of auditory nerve pathways of a person to provide auditory sensations for the person including generating a plurality of pulsed light signals having one or more successive pulses; delivering the plurality of pulsed light signals to one or more auditory nerve pathways of the cochlea of the person; selectively controlling the plurality of light signals to optically stimulate and trigger nerve action potentials (NAPs) in the one or more auditory nerve pathways. In some embodiments of the present invention, pulse-repetition rate and peak pulse power are held constant, while pulse width is modulated to evoke a sufficient dynamic range of NAPs (i.e., different NAP strengths), thus encoding sound-loudness information for the listener.01-24-2013
20080221648COMBINED PHOTOCOAGULATION AND PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY - A method for treating a lesion of an animal, the animal having at least one vessel that carries blood to the lesion, comprising locating the vessel, administering a composition comprising a photodynamic agent, applying energy to the vessel to photocoagulate the vessel and thereby reduce the rate at which the treatment composition exits said lesion and applying energy to said lesion, of a type and an amount sufficient to excite the photodynamic agent, causing the lesion to undergo photodynamic therapy. Preferably, a dye that is both a fluorescent dye and a radiation absorbing dye, such as indocyanine green dye, is added to the treatment composition to allow (a) confirmation of the presence of the treatment composition b the lesion to be detected by fluorescent angiography and (b) the rate of blow flow to be reduced in the blood vessel feeding the lesion using dye enhanced photocoagulation.09-11-2008
20080221647SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY - A system and method for monitoring photodynamic therapy of a target tissue, where the target tissue contains a photosensitizing substance, include a first light source configured to deliver light to the target tissue, the first light source having a wavelength capable of exciting the photosensitizing substance. An ultrasonic transducer receives photoacoustic signals generated due to optical absorption of light energy by the target tissue, and a control unit in communication with the ultrasonic transducer reconstructs photoacoustic tomographic images from the received photoacoustic signals to provide an indication of optical energy deposition due to the photosensitizing substance in the target tissue.09-11-2008
20080221646Intranasal Red Light Probe For Treating Alzheimer's Disease - A method of treating Alzheimer's Disease in which intranasal red light devices are used to shine red light upon the brain structures.09-11-2008
20130178916SYSTEM, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR OPTICALLY CLEARING TISSUE - Embodiments of the present disclosure provides systems, devices, and methods for non-invasively modifying, maintaining, or controlling local tissue optical properties. Methods and devices of the disclosure may be used for optically clearing tissue, for example, for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. A method of optically clearing a tissue may comprise contacting the tissue with an optical clearing device having a base, an array of pins fixed to one side of the base, a brim fixed to the base, an inlet port in the base, an exit port in the base, and a handpiece interface tab fixed to the side of the base opposite the array of pins, applying a mechanical force to the tissue, and illuminating said tissue with at least one wavelength of light through the optical clearing device. A method may further comprise controlling the temperature of the tissue illuminated.07-11-2013
20120253428Portable Ear Light Device - A portable electronic ear light device comprising a support member and an optical radiation source resting on the support member and a light guide for directing optical radiation energy non-invasively at the user's intracranial nerve tissue via the outer auditory canal of the user of the portable electronic device to stimulate the user's intracranial nerve tissue. In the device, the support member is around the light guide at a distance from the radiation guide, thus providing an air gap around the radiation guide. In the device there is a sealing structure between the support member and the light guide for preventing the contamination of the light guide and the air gap.10-04-2012
20120253427LIGHT THERAPY MODALITY - A method of light therapy includes non-invasive, intra-cranial administration of bright light via the ear canal of a subject by using a light intensity of 0.7-12 lumens, and a treatment time of 1-15 minutes. A medical device including radiation elements for directing the light via the ear canal for use in the light therapy is described.10-04-2012
20130103120Infrared Emitting Therapeutic Aids and Medical Products - There is disclosed therapeutic devices or sanitary articles intended for the treatment of diseases and/or disorders of the tonic/postural system, containing a composition which emits and/or reflects light energy in the far infrared spectrum and which includes a ceramic material. Also disclosed is the use of a composition which emits and/or reflects light energy in the far infrared spectrum and which includes a ceramic material in the preparation of therapeutic devices or sanitary articles intended for the treatment of diseases and/or disorders of the tonic/postural system, in particular, orthodontic devices, glasses and plasters.04-25-2013
20110218595PRESCRIPTION DEVICE CONTROLLER - A device for controlling ultraviolet phototherapy exposure to a patient is provided. The phototherapy device has an ultraviolet light source, a biometric scanner and a phototherapy computer coupled together. A prescribing physician can prescribe at least one phototherapy setting for the patient which can be transmitted to the remote phototherapy computer. In order to activate the ultraviolet light source according to the phototherapy setting, the patient can be required to input into the phototherapy computer a patient passcode, and the patient must undergo a biometric scan from the biometric scanner to verify the correct patient is receiving treatment.09-08-2011
20110238138HAIR GROWTH DEVICE - A hair growth device includes a first light irradiator configured to irradiate an invisible light of invisible wavelength range, for hair growth; and a second light irradiator configured to irradiate a visible light of visible wavelength range. The second light irradiator is configured to direct the visible light to either inside of a light irradiation area of the light from the first light irradiator or outer circumference of the light irradiation area.09-29-2011
20090093863Method and Devices for Performing Stereotactic Microbeam Radiation Therapy - A radiation delivery system generally includes either a synchrotron source or a support frame and a plurality of microbeam delivery devices supported on the support frame, both to deliver a beam in a hemispherical arrangement. Each of the microbeam delivery devices or synchrotron irradiation ports is adapted to deliver at least one microbeam of radiation along a microbeam delivery axis, wherein the microbeam delivery axes of the plurality of microbeam delivery devices cross within a common target volume.04-09-2009
20120283802FAR-INFRARED RADIATION IN USE OF IMPROVING PATENCY OF ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA, DECREASING FAILURE OF ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA MATURATION, AND PREVENTING AND/OR AMELIORATING PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASES - The present invention provides a novel use of far-infrared radiation for improving patency of arteriovenous fistula, decreasing failure of arteriovenous fistula maturation and preventing and/or ameliorating peripheral artery diseases in a subject in need thereof. The radiation has an electromagnetic wave of about 1.5 to 100 μm wavelength, which performs on the subject skin surface for more than 10 minutes.11-08-2012
20120283801APPARATUS FOR DETECTING THE PRESENCE OF SKIN - The apparatus comprises 11-08-2012
20130190841PRESCRIPTION DEVICE CONTROLLER - A device for controlling ultraviolet phototherapy exposure to a patient is provided. The phototherapy device has an ultraviolet light source, a biometric scanner and a phototherapy computer coupled together. A prescribing physician can prescribe at least one phototherapy setting for the patient which can be transmitted to the remote phototherapy computer. In order to activate the ultraviolet light source according to the phototherapy setting, the patient can be required to input into the phototherapy computer a patient passcode, and the patient must undergo a biometric scan from the biometric scanner to verify the correct patient is receiving treatment.07-25-2013
20120010683 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A PROCESS OF INJURY THERAPY - The invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling a process of injury therapy. The method comprises the steps of: monitoring (01-12-2012
20120029603Light Therapy Device and System for Preparing and Applying a Therapeutically Effective Liquid - A light therapy device for applying an image produced from a therapeutically effective aqueous liquid, is provided. The device includes a slide, prepared by Kirlian and/or corona discharge photography, of a sample of an aqueous liquid removed from a liquid-retaining body and mixed with ethanol, and a projection device with a light device which emits visible light and is designed to project the slide onto an object, in particular a living being, in such a way that a sample of the liquid contained in a container which is permeable to and can be irradiated by the visible light is arranged in a light path between a unit, which holds the slide, of the projection device and the object.02-02-2012
20130197611SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY FEEDBACK CONTROL OF DOSIMETRY FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT) - Control of interstitial photodynamic therapy (PDT) by means of modulation control and/or optical tomography are disclosed. Accurate reconstruction of optical properties in tissue treated by the PDT is provided. Optical tomography is used as an input for controlling dosimetry in said PDT system.08-01-2013
20090149923METHOD FOR EQUI-DOSED TIME FRACTIONATED PULSED UVA IRRADIATION OF COLLAGEN/RIBOFLAVIN MIXTURES FOR OCULAR STRUCTURAL AUGMENTATION - Equi-dosed time-fractionated pulsed UVA is employed to irradiate a class of riboflavin/collagen mixture in the presence of copious oxygen to cause rapid crosslinking causing gelation of the riboflavin/collagen mixture in situ and to effect adhesion to underlying structure specifically ocular tissue such as scleral and corneal tissue. Irradiation according to an embodiment of the invention results in depletion of dissolved oxygen at a rate inversely related to irradiance and more particularly depletion of dissolved oxygen occurs rapidly during the process of generation/cross-linking of reactive oxygen species (ROS), specifically singlet oxygen, such that the pulsed fractionation of UVA radiation exposure increases cross-linking efficiency by allowing the re-diffusion of oxygen during pauses in exposure.06-11-2009
20120035689HEAT AND LIGHT-EMITTING PAD - An application for a heat and light emitting pad has an array of light and heat emitting devices such as LEDS mounted on a circuit board and held within a sponge material. A controller provides a controlled amount of power to the LEDS such that the LEDS emit a therapeutic amount of heat and light for the treatment of pain. The heat and light emitting pad is a thin sheet for insertion between a person and a surface on which that person rests.02-09-2012
20120078329OPTICAL TREATMENT APPARATUS - It is an object of the invention to provide an optical treatment apparatus having a light emitting surface which can properly carry out an optical treatment of the treating apparatus continuously while reducing a temperature of the light emitting surface. There is provided an optical treatment apparatus including surface irradiating means having a plurality of light emitting modules connected in series, and current supplying means for supplying a current to the surface irradiating means. The light emitting module has a light emitting device and an individual current control device which are connected to each other in parallel. The individual current control device is configured to have a greater resistance value than a load impedance of the light emitting device at a predetermined temperature or less and to have a smaller resistance value than the load impedance at a temperature exceeding the predetermined temperature.03-29-2012
20120095532Device For Irradiating An Internal Body Surface - The present invention provides an apparatus and method for the internal treatment of body cavities and damaged internal vessels using irradiation. A device and method according to the invention may be used to irradiate an internal tissue surface, for example, for the treatment of an aneurysm, tissue welding, or the removal of a stenosis in a blood vessel. In one embodiment, the invention provides a device for illuminating a body surface including a shaft having a light guide, a control unit, and a light scatterer. The control unit includes a light source optically coupled to the light guide; and the light scatterer is optically coupled to the light guide. The light scatterer includes a first, rear surface and a second, forward illuminating surface, and the light scatterer has a first undeployed, collapsed configuration and a second deployed configuration in which the illuminating surface has a larger caliber than in the first undeployed, collapsed configuration. In another embodiment, the invention provides an implantable device for irradiating a body surface comprising a shaft having a light source consisting of fiber optics or light emitting diodes embedded thereon. Activation and control of the energy emitted by the light source may be controlled by direct connection of wires, or remotely controlled by an external wireless remote control set.04-19-2012

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