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20110178582Electromagnetic Radiation And Its Therapeutic Effect - An electromagnetic radiation therapy system comprising an apparatus that emits electromagnetic radiation centred at or around 1072 nm and configured so as to be placed around a large proportion or the whole of a human or animal body. The invention also includes methods of treating diseases associated with a lack of compliance and or elasticity of vessels such as airway and/or blood vessels.07-21-2011
20080269847Portable laser and process for pain research - A process and laser system for in vitro and in vivo pain research, pain clinical testing and pain management. In preferred embodiments of the present invention a diode laser operating at a 980 nm wavelength is used to produce warmth, tickling, itching, touch, burning, hot pain or pin-prick pain. The device and methods can be used for stimulation of a single nerve fiber, groups of nerve fibers, nerve fibers of single type only as well as more the one type of nerve fibers simultaneously. The present invention is especially useful for research of human/animal sensitivity, pain management, drug investigation and testing, and psychophysiology/electrophysiology studies. The device and methods permit non-contact, reproducible and controlled tests that avoid risk of skin damage. Applicant an his fellow workers have shown that tests with human subjects with the process and laser of the present invention correlate perfectly with laboratory tests with nerve fibers of rats. The device and the methods can be applied in a wide variety of situations involving the study and treatment of pain. Preferred embodiments of the present invention provide laser systems and techniques that permit mapping and single mode activation of C fibers and A-delta fibers.10-30-2008
20130030506HANDHOLDABLE LASER DEVICE FEATURING PULSING OF A CONTINUOUS WAVE LASER - A laser device for treating skin is provided which includes a handholdable housing; a continuous wave laser member arranged within the housing emitting an output beam; a user activated output switch system including a power activating button for arming the device and a power setting button to fire a single first pulse of output beam and after a pause in succession a second pulse of output beam, the second pulse being automatically programmed to fire after the first pulse and pause; and a lens array for receiving the output beam and transmitting the beam through a prism splitting the beam into multiple beamlets, each beamlet targeting a specific spot on the skin, and wherein beamlets from the first and second pulses successively strike the specific spot reinforcing energy applied to the specific spot.01-31-2013
20130030505HANDHOLDABLE LASER DEVICE FEATURING FLEXIBLE CONNECTION BETWEEN A LASER AND A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD - A laser device for treating skin is provided which includes a handholdable housing; a laser member arranged within the housing emitting an output beam; a printed circuit board mounted on a support block within the housing; and a flexible electrically conductive connector having forward and rear ends, the forward end electrically communicating with the laser member, the rear end electrically communicating with the printed circuit board and an area between the ends allowing the connector to bend through an angle range of 0 to 360°.01-31-2013
20130046363Laser Therapy Device and Method for Use - A laser therapy device and method of treatment are disclosed. The laser therapy device includes a housing, laser source, power source, vial, and vial holder. Laser light will shine through the vial containing an aqueous solution where the laser will acquire the signature of the aqueous fluid. A method for the treatment of an ailment where laser light is transmitted through a solution and transmitted to a target source.02-21-2013
20120179228APPLICATIONS OF THE STIMULATION OF NEURAL TISSUE USING LIGHT - The present invention comprises systems and methods for stimulating target tissue comprising a light source; an implantable light conducting lead coupled to said light source; and an implantable light-emitter. The light source, lead and emitter are used to provide a light stimulation to a target tissue07-12-2012
20100076528DystoFit / NeckFit - A battery powered, vertically adjustable point/line, or cross laser module device, affixed leveled to a clip on the center of an eyeglasses bridge for the treatment of cervical dystonia; squint angle diagnostic; ADHD eye-hand coordination; golf player head posture correction; cervicogenic headache tension relief; neck pain treatment & neuromuscular and neuro-physiological re-education. By directing the cross laser beams at predetermined reference areas, patients are offered a visual feedback and respectively a visual response in an effective body posture and/or a motion sequence with the purpose of learning a coordinated motion sequence.03-25-2010
20100121418SKIN COOLING SYSTEM - The present invention provides a skin cooling system which can improve skin cooling efficiency and significantly reduce thermal damage and pain caused by heat generated during treatment, using a handpiece for injecting cold air, water, or a mixture of cold air and water.05-13-2010
20130079850EM Radiation eye protection systems and methods - Electromagnetic (EM) radiation eye protection systems (03-28-2013
20090210038Medical Light Diffusers for High Power Applications and their Manufacture - A high power density light delivery device is presented that uses an optical fiber with a diffuser attached at a distal end for use in, for example, photodynamic therapy (PDT) and laser induced thermotherapy (LITT). Uniform scattering in the diffuser section is obtained by either inducing differences in refractive index profiles of the core or in the core-cladding interface with the use of scattering centers or nano-voids. Nano-voids are created in the core or core-cladding interface by focusing high power laser energy or picosecond/femtosecond laser pulses on the quartz fiber material to induce defects. A special method is used that writes defects into or near to the core/cladding boundary through the jacket, without the necessity to first remove the jacket and then recoat the fiber. The method uses a wavelength that is highly transmissive in the jacket and fiber but absorbed in the fiber at very short laser pulses with high peak power. These processes allow the use of high power laser energy and the emission of the resulting high power densities in quartz fibers. The disclosed optical fiber delivery system is suitable for high power applications that require optical fibers with high flexibility and strength and core diameters from about 50 to about 400 microns.08-20-2009
20130035746APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TREATING RHINITIS - A device for delivering light to a nasal cavity includes a base; an adjustable portion operably connected to the base. The adjustable portion permits ready manipulation of the device when in the nasal cavity. The adjustable portion includes a tapered tip for insertion into the nasal cavity; a light source disposed inside of the tapered tip; and a power source to supply power to the device.02-07-2013
20100049282Phototherapy Apparatus for Hair Loss Treatment - A phototherapy apparatus for hair loss treatment. The phototherapy apparatus comprises a laser array to produce a plurality of laser beams and a beam shaping component to control the divergence angle and intensity distribution of the laser beams so as to produce a desired light intensity distribution on the surface of the scalp tissue to be treated.02-25-2010
20120265274DEVICE FOR HAIR GROWN STIMULATION - The present invention relates to a device for stimulating hair growth comprising an outer casing (10-18-2012
20130041432DEVICE FOR PROMOTING GROWTH OF EYEBROW HAIR - A device for promoting eyebrow hair growth includes an array of light generating sources, such as LEDs, laser diodes and IPLs, which are housed within a brow plate, for providing evenly distributed light to a user's eyebrows at a low level output wavelength suitable for stimulating hair growth. This photo-biostimulation process promotes hair growth in the directed region by producing an increase in ATP and keratin production, enhancement in blood flow and circulation, as well as an increase in collagen production. Temple arm members with corresponding ear pieces or a headband are used to support the device on a user's head. The light generating sources may be powered by an internal power source, such as a rechargeable battery or disposable batteries, located within the headband or temple arm members, or by an external power source, such as a plug used in connection with an AC outlet.02-14-2013
20130041433FLUORESCENT HANDPIECE - A handpiece can treat biological tissue using electromagnetic radiation, which can be substantially fluorescent light. The handpiece includes a source of electromagnetic radiation and a waveguide. The waveguide is adjacent the source, receives electromagnetic radiation from the source, and delivers the electromagnetic radiation to the biological tissue. The handpiece also includes a system for circulating a fluorescent substance through the waveguide. The fluorescent substance is capable of modulating at least one property of the electromagnetic radiation.02-14-2013
20130041431LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) SYSTEMS AND DEVICES - A system includes a LLLT device, with a laser diode and a momentary switch, and a clip device configured to attach to the LLLT device and to press the momentary switch while attached, causing the LLLT device to activate the laser diode. A LLLT device includes a laser diode, a front end from which light radiates when the laser diode is activated, and an eye safety mechanism at the front end. The LLLT device is configured to activate the laser diode when the front end is pressed.02-14-2013
20100324632Method and portable system for non-invasive, In-vivo blood irradiation light therapy - The present invention is a non-invasive apparatus, system, and method for performing irradiation light therapy upon blood circulating within the nostrils of a living mammalian subject. The merit and medical value of the invention resides in its ability to achieve a reversal of red blood cell aggregation in-vivo without invading the tissues or organs of the living subject—a clinical result which leads to lower blood viscosity and improved blood circulation. In this manner, the invention provides the living mammalian subject with an enhanced immunity from diseases, a reduced vulnerability to hypertension, and a reduced risk of a cardiovascular incident. Furthermore, by altering the wavelengths transmitted by the light generating unit(s) and controlling the light energy dosage, the method and system can also fine-tuned further as intervention for various diseases.12-23-2010
20090043364ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS FOR ELECTROMAGNETICALLY INDUCED MECHANICAL CUTTING - Output optical energy pulses including relatively high energy magnitudes at the beginning of each pulse are disclosed. As a result of the relatively high energy magnitudes which lead each pulse, the leading edge of each pulse includes a relatively large slope. This slope is preferably greater than or equal to 5. Additionally, the full-width half-max value of the output optical energy distributions are between 0.025 and 250 microseconds and, more preferably, are about 70 microseconds. A flashlamp is used to drive the laser system, and a current is used to drive the flashlamp. A flashlamp current generating circuit includes a solid core inductor which has an inductance of 50 microhenries and a capacitor which has a capacitance of 50 microfarads.02-12-2009
20130060307FRACTIONAL SCANNER FOR DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENTS - A dermatological treatment device is disclosed for generating a matrix of two dimensional treatment spots on the tissue. A handpiece carries a laser which generates a beam of laser pulses. The pulses are focused onto the tissue with a lens system. A diffractive element is positioned between the laser and the lens system for splitting the laser beam into a plurality of sub-beams. A scanner translates the beam over the diffractive element to generate the two dimensional spot pattern. The laser has a semi-monolithic resonator design with one integral end mirror defining the output coupler and a second, independent mirror for adjustment.03-07-2013
20120226335INGESTIBLE CAPSULE FOR TREATING GASTRIC INFECTIONS, IN PARTICULAR FOR TREATING H. PYLORI INFECTIONS - The light capsule object of the present invention is an ingestible device designed to illuminate the gastric cavity of the stomach for therapeutic purposes directed against Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. It comprises: a casing transparent to visible light, in turn containing punctiform light sources, preferably constituted by LEDs, positioned immediately under said casing and capable of emitting light at appropriate wavelength bands (preferably 405 nm and 630 nm); a battery, adapted to power the LED sources for approximately 20-30 minutes (the average transit time in the stomach); a switch which allows a delayed power on and allows the tablet to be still “off” when it is swallowed. The light emitted by the capsule strikes the H. pylori bacteria anchored on the gastric wall. The light radiation is preferentially absorbed by molecules of porphyrin produced by the bacterium which works as photosensitizing agent by inducing the formation of cytotoxic molecular species.09-06-2012
20130066403DEVICE FOR DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT USING A LASER BEAM - A dermatological treatment device using a light beam, includes: a laser source (03-14-2013
20130166001CONTINUOUS-WAVE OPTICAL STIMULATION OF NERVE TISSUE - An optical nerve stimulation system for optically stimulating and locating a nerve, includes: a laser radiation source positioned adjacent to the nerve and configured to deliver laser radiation to the nerve through one or more optical fibers, thereby heating it; wherein the laser radiation source is operated in a continuous-wave mode; and a temperature sensor positioned adjacent to the nerve and a feedback loop configured to control the laser radiation source such that a predetermined temperature is maintained. The laser radiation source is one or more of an infrared laser and a near-infrared laser. Optionally, the laser radiation has a wavelength of between 1400 and 1900 nm. The one or more optical fibers are one or more single-mode fibers. The ONS probe includes one or more SMFs with chemically-etched tips and lenses for providing collimation and/or beam shaping to provide a flat-top spatial beam profile.06-27-2013
20090012587MEDICAL LASER APPARATUS WITH ENHANCED DISINFECTION FUNCTION - A laser apparatus is provided for medical applications or procedures, which include laser surgery, photo dynamic therapy, photo bio-modulation, etc. The output wavelength of the laser matches with the absorption band of oxygen molecule to produce highly reactive singlet oxygen from air or an oxygen enriched environment. The singlet oxygen is used as a strong oxidizer to kill bacteria. The properties of the laser such as power intensity, beam divergence, spectral linewidth, etc. are optimized for effective photo treatment of biological tissue as well as for efficient singlet oxygen generation.01-08-2009
20090054957Broad spectrum fiber optic base laser illumination - The present invention is an illumination device designed to provide efficient illumination in confined spaces and methods of using such a device. The devices of the present invention comprise a laser light source of a specifically selected wavelength or wavelengths, optical fiber(s) and one or more light converters to convert the input laser light to broad spectrum white light or a specific desired wavelength. The light converter may be integral/modular with the fiber optic assembly. The light converter may be constructed of phosphors, nanocrystals or other energy converters which are embedded within a transport material such as polymer or glass.02-26-2009
20090210039Prosthetic system for therapeutic optical activation and silencing of genetically-targeted neurons - An optical prosthesis that permits control of neural circuits comprises a probe having a set of light sources, drive circuit connections connected to each light source, a housing surrounding the light sources and drive circuit connections, and drive circuitry for driving and controlling the probe. The drive circuit connections and drive circuitry may optionally provide for wireless communication. The light sources may be light-emitting diodes, lasers, or other suitable sources. The device may optionally include sensors for monitoring the target cells. The present invention is also a multi-dimensional array of probes, each probe having a set of light sources, drive circuit connections connected to each light source, a housing surrounding the light sources and the drive circuit connections, drive circuitry for driving and controlling the probes, and supporting hardware that holds the probes in position with respect to each other and the target cells.08-20-2009
20110301671HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOM RELIEF THROUGH A LASER BASED MEDICAL INSTRUMENT - Disclosed are several methods, apparatus, and a system for providing hypertension/high blood pressure symptom relief through a laser based medical instrument. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a radiation of a laser-light created by a laser diode of a medical instrument. In addition, the method includes applying a treatment of the radiation to a portion of a body. The method further includes regulating of a blood pressure and an advanced glycation end product (AGE) in the blood caused by one of a disease associated with hypertension and blood pressure. Additionally, the method includes providing a relief from high blood pressure when the treatment is complete.12-08-2011
20110295347NERVE-PENETRATING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL AND/OR ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION OF PERIPHERAL NERVES - Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to treat nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) or the central nervous system (CNS) and provide sensations to stimulate and/or simulate “sensory” signals in nerves and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human) to treat other sensory deficiencies (e.g., touch, feel, balance, visual, taste, or olfactory) and provide sensations related to those sensory deficiencies, and/or to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a motor-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to control a muscle or a robotic prosthesis.12-01-2011
20110295346CUFF APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL AND/OR ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION OF PERIPHERAL NERVES - Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to treat nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) or the central nervous system (CNS) and provide sensations to stimulate and/or simulate “sensory” signals in nerves and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human) to treat other sensory deficiencies (e.g., touch, feel, balance, visual, taste, or olfactory) and provide sensations related to those sensory deficiencies, and/or to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a motor-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to control a muscle or a robotic prosthesis.12-01-2011
20110295344OPTICAL BUNDLE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL AND/OR ELECTRICAL NERVE STIMULATION OF PERIPHERAL NERVES - Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to treat nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) or the central nervous system (CNS) and provide sensations to stimulate and/or simulate “sensory” signals in nerves and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human) to treat other sensory deficiencies (e.g., touch, feel, balance, visual, taste, or olfactory) and provide sensations related to those sensory deficiencies, and/or to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a motor-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to control a muscle or a robotic prosthesis.12-01-2011
20090299440Method and apparatus for improving safety during exposure to a monochromatic light source - A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving bodily safety during exposure to a monochromatic light source by diverging the monochromatic light, such as with a highly durable diffuser. At a first position of the distal end of the monochromatic light source the energy density of an exit beam from said distal end is substantially equal to the energy density of the monochromatic light required for desired applications and at a second position of the distal end the energy density of the light emitted therefrom is significantly less than the energy density of the monochromatic light. Accordingly, a laser unit suitable for aesthetic treatment, medical treatment or industrial treatment is converted into an eye safe laser unit. Eye safety is further enhanced by measuring the radiance of the divergent monochromatic light and issuing a warning as a result of a mishap if the radiance of the divergent monochromatic light is greater than a predetermined safe value, and if desired, generating a visible flash prior to the emission of a pulse of monochromatic light to induce an eye of a bystander to blink or to change its field of view in order to avoid staring at the monochromatic light. 12-03-2009
20120089206Device using light energy to excite brain waves and method using the same - A method using light energy to excite brain waves and method using the same employ a light-power light source module in collaboration with a control module to apply a non-intrusive light energy stimulation at a specific frequency to users' skin so as to generate potential variation of brain wave of users. The device can be operated at different frequencies to stimulate nerves under skin and further affect the potential of brain waves, thereby improving functional imbalance such as anxiety, tension, uneasiness and insomnia.04-12-2012
20090054956MULTIPLE WAVELENGTH LASER WORKSTATION - Lasers capable of lasing at least two wavelengths are provided having a lasing medium which is capable of lasing at a first wavelength and at a second wavelength. An output coupler is positioned along a longitudinal axis at a first end of the lasing medium and a first mirror, movable beam block shutter and second mirror are positioned sequentially along the longitudinal axis of the lasing medium at a second end of the lasing medium. The first mirror is highly reflective at a first wavelength, and the second mirror is highly reflective at a second wavelength while being transparent at the first wavelength. The beam block shutter is movable between a first position along the longitudinal axis of the lasing medium and between the first and second mirrors and a second position away from the longitudinal axis of the lasing medium. Also provided are laser workstations having two lasers driven by a single electronics drive system in which a single energy storage network is connected to a first laser pump chamber operative to excite a first laser medium and connected to a second laser pump chamber operative to excite a second laser medium. In certain embodiments, a switch connects the single energy storage network to a secondary winding of a high voltage trigger transformer, which is itself connected to the laser pump chambers. These high voltage trigger transformer serve to selectively ionize the excitation source in one of the laser pump chambers such that when the switch is closed, energy from the energy storage network will flow through the pump chamber whose excitation source(s) has been previously ionized. In other embodiments, the single energy storage network is connected to the excitation sources via active semiconductor switches that permit the release of portions of energy stored in the single energy storage network to one of the lasers, leaving additional energy to be immediately or rapidly released to the excitation source of the first or another laser. Also provided are methods of treating skin having a skin problem using multiple wavelengths of laser energy.02-26-2009
20120109265Fungal Infection Therapy Device with Low Level Laser - A portable, small-footprint laser device contains one or more housings in which a laser energy source and an optical arrangement are disposed. The housing produces a laser beam spot that may be rotated and scanned to apply laser energy to a target area. The laser device receives treatment parameters and uses them to program a treatment regimen in which activation and movement of the housings is automated. The laser device may be used to apply a treatment regimen to a patient's hands or feet that are infected by Onychomycosis. In the treatment regimen, certain wavelengths of laser energy are applied at a predetermined duration. The treatment may be repeated, and a topical anti-fungal medication may be applied to aid in the efficacy of the treatment.05-03-2012
20120109264DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TISSUE TREATMENT ACROSS A LARGE SURFACE AREA - Light sources and methods for spreading a beam of electromagnetic radiation. The light sources include a scattering element with an outlet and an angular-selective element with an inlet spatially disposed between the outlet of the scattering element and an electromagnetic radiation source. The beam enters the inlet traveling in a direction of propagation and propagates through the beam spreader to the outlet for transmission from the outlet. The scattering element includes a scattering medium configured to scatter the electromagnetic radiation in the beam to provide a two-dimensional spatial distribution for intensity that is substantially uniformly across the outlet. The angular-selective element is configured to reflect a majority of the electromagnetic radiation of the first beam scattered by the scattering medium in a direction opposite to the propagation direction and reaching the angular-selective element.05-03-2012
20090093868Laser Apparatus for Medical Treatment Using Pulse Trains - The present invention provides a laser apparatus for medical treatment using pulse trains, in which the skin is cooled to a given temperature and then one or more laser pulses are applied to a to-be-treated region at specific intervals, thereby alleviating a pain associated with a skin disease and activating a dermis layer. According to the present invention, a pain caused during the treatment process is alleviated by using laser pulse trains and a cooling unit, and heat energy is transferred to only a dermis layer of a to-be-treated region without eliminating an epidermis layer of the to-be-treated region, thereby remarkably improving the treatment recovery period and the frequency of treatments as compared to the conventional treatment method.04-09-2009
20110172747Scalar Laser Therapy Apparatus - There is disclosed a new low-level laser therapy apparatus and method of treating tissue. The invention includes a laser system that uses laser diodes and/or alternatively light emitting diodes (LED's), or both, and a digital interface that gives the operator the ability to generate sine waves or scalar waves as opposed to the simple on/off square waves. The invention also enables the operator to modulate not only the frequency, but also other wave characteristics such as the amplitude and phase. In one aspect, the invention involves modulating the phase relationship between multiple waves by taking one channel or wave which is pulsed through the laser system and then running a second channel or wave in relationship to the first channel, thereby creating a phased relationship, which has been discovered to provide a therapeutic and quantum healing effect on tissue. In one exemplary embodiment, the laser system of the invention may have a phase relationship of approximately 180 degrees which provides a beneficial therapeutic and quantum healing effect and, in particular, neutralizes or deletes cellular memory.07-14-2011
20110172746High Level Laser Therapy Apparatus and Methods - Non-ablative laser treatment apparatus and methods for treating various patient conditions are described. A laser therapy apparatus includes an elongated base, a patient support surface attached to the base, one or more laser devices, and a treatment frame for projecting a collimated laser beam from the one or more laser devices onto a patient positioned on the patient support surface. The treatment frame is movable relative to the base along a longitudinal direction defined by the base. One or more collimators are attached to the treatment frame and each is in optical communication with a respective laser device. Each collimator is configured to receive a laser beam from the respective laser device, collimate the laser beam to a particular cross-sectional area while maintaining the laser beam as generally coherent and monochromatic, and project the collimated laser beam onto the skin of a patient positioned on the patient support surface.07-14-2011
20090088823VACUUM ASSISTED TREATMENT OF THE SKIN - An apparatus for treating skin includes a chamber defined by a surface and a rim extending from the surface. A source of vacuum is capable of removing air from inside the chamber so that air outside the chamber flows into the chamber. Impedance of the air flowing between the rim of the chamber positioned adjacent the skin surface causes the pressure inside the chamber to decrease relative to ambient. A pressure sensor can determine when the pressure inside the chamber decreases to a threshold value. A controller can receive a signal from the pressure sensor when the threshold value is reached, which causes the rate of removal of the air from inside the chamber by the source of vacuum to be increased. The rim of the chamber forms a substantially fluid tight seal with the skin. The skin is drawn toward an inner surface of the chamber.04-02-2009
20090088822THERAPEUTIC PULSE LASER METHODS AND APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for providing therapeutic pulse laser treatment. The treatment method includes delivering more than one therapeutic laser light protocol from a hand held therapeutic laser device according to a preprogrammed schedule. At one or more select times during the preprogrammed schedule, the hand held therapeutic laser device will produce audio output. The audio output provides information to the user and directs him or her to execute a step in the overall treatment plan. For example, the audio output may signal to the user that it is necessary to make a change in or between treatment protocols, move the laser device, pause treatment, or otherwise control the delivery of therapeutic laser light. The ability of a relatively untrained user to implement the method may be enhanced if the audio output is delivered as synthetic speech output.04-02-2009
20080208296APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CELLULITE BY COMBINING EXERCISE WITH THE APPLICATION OF LIGHT ENERGY - Exercise by a person coupled with illuminating cellulite-containing tissue of a person with light produced by a semi-conductor light source reduces cellulite in such tissue. Methods and systems for reducing cellulite may employ light from a light source comprising a semi-conductor material coupled with exercise equipment. Clothing may be provided that incorporates the light source. Clothing may alternatively have increased transmissiveness in areas adjacent to cellulite-containing tissue. A light activating composition may increase the effectiveness of cellulite reduction.08-28-2008
20090299441Near Infrared Microbial Elimination Laser Systems (NIMEL) - Methods, systems, and apparatus for Near Infrared Microbial Elimination Laser Systems (NIMELS) including use with medical devices are disclosed. The medical devices can be situated in vivo. Suitable medical devices include catheters, stents, artificial joints, and the like. NIMELS methods, systems, and apparatus can apply near infrared radiant energy of certain wavelengths and dosimetries capable of impairing biological contaminants without intolerable risks and/or adverse effects to biological moieties other than a targeted biological contaminant associated with traditional approaches described in the art (e.g., loss of viability, or thermolysis). Lasers including diode lasers may be used for one or more light sources. A delivery assembly can be used to deliver the optical radiation produced by the source(s) produced to an application region that can include patient tissue. Exemplary embodiments utilize light in a range of 850 nm-900 nm and/or 905 nm-945 nm at suitable NIMELS dosimetries.12-03-2009
20110208273DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REGENERATIVE THERAPY BY HIGH INTENSITY LASER THERAPY - A method of high intensity laser treatment for stimulating regeneration of living biological tissue in a patient by applying a pulsed laser beam to a skin of the patient in need of the treatment.08-25-2011
20080269848Scalp treatment device - The invention provides a hand held hair treatment device for the stimulation of hair growth on the scalp, which device comprises: 10-30-2008
20080215123Laser Therapy Device For Animals - The present invention provides for a laser therapy device for animals and methods of manufacturing and using the same. In one embodiment, the animal therapy device is comprised of (i) a hairbrush body housing a plurality of laser emitting devices configured to project a precision laser light pattern at a focal plane proximate an area to be irradiated; and (ii) bristles extending from the hairbrush body and terminating substantially at the focal plane. Laser light is used to treat different portions of the animal body. At least one of the plurality of laser emitting devices being terminated with a collimated lens to provide a focused laser beam. The collimated lens may be covered with a diffuser cover to produce an enlarged substantially circular shaped laser, or an optical lens to produce one of a cross shape and a line.09-04-2008
20120197359PHOTOTHERAPY APPARATUS FOR SKIN TREATMENT - A wearable hands-free apparatus for providing phototherapy treatment to a number of skin related conditions includes a head unit (e.g., a headset, headphones, headband, or helmet unit) with earphones to allow the user to listen to an audio program during a treatment. The head unit supports a light emitting canopy band that is fitted with an array of light generating sources, such as light emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes, or infrared lights, that emit light within a particular wavelength range correlating with the treatment of one or more specific skin-related conditions. The light emitting canopy band is specifically designed for providing complete, uniform and consistent light coverage to a user's face.08-02-2012
20120197357HANDHELD APPARATUS FOR USE BY A NON-PHYSICIAN CONSUMER TO FRACTIONALLY RESURFACE THE SKIN OF THE CONSUMER - Apparatus for delivering optical energy and, in particular, to a handheld apparatus for use by a non-physician consumer. The handheld apparatus is configured to conduct fractional resurfacing or other cosmetic treatment of the consumer's skin with optical energy.08-02-2012
20080234787Laser treatment procedure atlas - A user interface for a general purpose laser treatment system is provided. Generally, the user interface may be associated with a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for use in various surgical procedures, for example, veterinary or medical surgical procedures. A treatment atlas including a collection of treatment procedures is stored within a database structure. The treatment procedures includes laser settings associated with each of the treatment procedures. The interface can provide a recommended treatment procedures to a user based on required application. The treatment atlas can be accessed through the internet and requested treatment procedures (and the corresponding laser settings) can be downloaded to a laser treatment system. The treatment atlas can also be a component of a Web 2.0 social networking system to enable users and system administrators to update and modify the collection of treatment procedures.09-25-2008
20090326617LASER TREATMENT DEVICE - There is provided a laser treatment device including: an image acquisition section that acquires an image of a treatment region including a lipid component inside a living body and surroundings of the treatment region; a position acquisition section that acquires a position of the treatment region in an optical axis direction of laser light, on the basis of image data of the image acquired by the image acquisition section; an irradiation section that irradiates laser light with a wavelength from 1201 nm to 1227 nm at the treatment region from outside the body; and a focusing section that focuses the laser light irradiated from the irradiation section at the position of the treatment region acquired by the position acquisition section.12-31-2009
20080306574METHOD FOR THE ABLATION OF CARTILAGE TISSUE IN A KNEE JOINT USING INDOCYANINE - A method for the ablation of human or animal articular cartilage is disclosed that employs an exogenous absorber, such as a compound having the molecular formula C12-11-2008
20110144726Method For Performing Phototherapy - An improved method for performing phototherapy. The method comprises a step of applying a supplement to the patient before/after light treatment, which produces nitric oxide in the subject biological tissue to be treated. The nitric oxide serves as signaling molecules to cause vasodilatation and increase blood flow and micro-circulation in the biological tissue so as to enhance the effect and reduce the required treatment time of phototherapy.06-16-2011
20110144725Phototherapy Apparatus With Interactive User Interface - A phototherapy apparatus with interactive user interface for treating biological tissue of an animal or human target. The user interface comprises intuitive graphic menus which allow the clinicians or practitioners to define the properties of the biological tissue through easily observable physical characteristics such as weight, skin color, and hair color of the patient. The central control unit of the phototherapy apparatus then automatically optimizes the parameters of the light source according to the properties of the biological tissue and generates an appropriate treatment protocol to produce the optimum phototherapy result.06-16-2011
20110230941LASER APPLICATOR - A laser applicator includes an optical fiber with a core surrounded by a cladding. The cladding contains openings (09-22-2011
20080262577METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF SOLID MATERIAL INCLUDING HARD TISSUE - An apparatus for treatment of dental tissue has a first laser source optically connected to a first channel and the same first laser source optically connected to a second channel. The second laser source is optically connected to the first channel. That second laser source is designed to be pumped via the first channel by the diode laser to generate a power of radiation sufficient to cut hard dental tissue. The second channel is connected to a device for treatment of soft dental tissue and is designed to transmit radiation from the diode laser sufficient for treating soft dental tissue. In that apparatus the first laser source can be a diode laser designed to emit radiation of a wavelength selected from a range of 700 nm to 2700 nm. The second laser source can be a solid-state or fiber laser designed to emit a wavelength from a range of 2700 nm to 3000 nm.10-23-2008
20090240310THERAPY DEVICE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING HARMFUL EXPOSURE TO ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - The invention is directed to a therapy device, including a body, an energy source disposed on the body for emitting a desired wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, and a proximity sensor for sensing proximity of the device to a desired surface. Also disclosed are a material dispensing system disposed on the body for dispensing a desired material for use with the device and accessories and compositions used with the therapy device, including interchangeable energy source-containing heads and interchangeable material containers. Methods for using the therapy device are also disclosed.09-24-2009
20090222069LIGHT MODULATION OF CELL FUNCTION - The present invention relates to the field of light induced therapy. The invention relates more particularly to a method of modulating receptor function of cells having receptor proteins, said method comprising illuminating the cells with light in the wavelength interval of 250-305 nm or with light having longer wavelengths that by means of non-linear processes and/or multiphoton excitation promotes the same electronic transitions as light in the wavelength interval of 250-305 nm to modulate said receptor function.09-03-2009
20120197358Light Therapy for Treating or Managing Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome - Techniques for managing diabetes and pre-diabetes using light are disclosed herein. In one example, a light generating device is positioned to a body part of a diabetic or pre-diabetic patient, and a beam of light generated by the light generating device is directed to the body part of the patient to control blood sugar level of the patient. In various embodiments, the beam of light directed to the patient can also help to control the blood lipid level such as triglyceride level, blood liver enzyme of the patient, and various other symptoms of diabetes and pre-diabetes. In various embodiments, the body part includes body area rich in adipose tissue, such as the abdominal area, thigh, buttocks, and upper arms of the patient.08-02-2012
20090254155THERAPEUTIC EMITTER RETAINING DEVICE - A therapeutic device and related method of use are described. The device features a flexible member that includes one or more emitters of for example, electromagnetic radiation, thermal energy, magnetic fields, and/or electrical fields. The device can be readily attached and removed from a user's skin by sealingly contacting the flexible member upon a region of the user's body of interest to create a vacuum. The device may also impart other therapeutically beneficial results such as intensified blood circulation from formation of the vacuum along the user's skin, and can also be used for blood irradiation.10-08-2009
20100228327PORTABLE THERAPEUTIC INSTRUMENT FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE - A portable therapeutic instrument for coronary heart disease comprises a main body and a semiconductor laser disposed in the main body. The main body includes an upper housing and a lower housing connected with each other. Finger-fixing sheathes are disposed on the lower housing. The finger-fixing sheathes consist of three upright dividers. Near the bottom of the leading edge of each of the three upright dividers is centrally disposed a laser transmission protruding-hole. A laser light power control circuit, a time control circuit, a charge control circuit, and a display control circuit are disposed in the main body.09-09-2010
20100145416APPARATUS FOR PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY AND PHOTODETECTION - The present invention provides an apparatus for photodynamic therapy and fluorescence detection, in which a combined light source is provided to illuminate an object body and a multispectral fluorescence-reflectance image is provided to reproduce various and complex spectral images for an object tissue, thus performing effective photodynamic therapy for various diseases both outside and inside of the body.06-10-2010
20100222853METHODS AND DEVICES FOR NON-ABLATIVE LASER TREATMENT OF DERMATOLOGIC CONDITIONS - The invention comprises a system and method for non-ablative laser treatment of dermatologic conditions. A laser energy is transmitted to an underlying target element in the skin. The target element is heated to a temperature of at least forty degrees Celsius. In some embodiments, a pulsed, near infrared, high peak power laser energy is used. The systems and methods of the present invention may be used to treat acne, smooth wrinkles, remove hair, treat leg veins, treat facial veins, improve skin texture, decrease pore sizes, reduce rosacea, reduce “blush/diffuse redness, reduce striae, reduce scarring, or the like.09-02-2010
20100204762APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INDICATING TREATMENT SITE LOCATIONS FOR PHOTOTHERAPY TO THE BRAIN - An apparatus and method for indicating treatment site locations for phototherapy to the brain are disclosed. In some embodiments, the apparatus is a headpiece wearable by a patient. The headpiece includes a body adapted to be worn over at least a portion of the patient's scalp and a plurality of position indicators corresponding to a plurality of treatment site locations at the patient's scalp where a light source is to be sequentially positioned such that light from the light source is sequentially applied to irradiate at least a portion of the patient's brain. At least one of the position indicators includes an optically transmissive portion having an area of at least 1 cm08-12-2010
20090036955Method, System and Apparatus For Guaranteeing Laser Shut-Down Time - Systems, methods and apparatuses for guaranteeing a shut-down time for a laser in a laser surgical unit are presented. More particularly, embodiments of such methods, systems and apparatuses may provide shut-down logic which comprises a timer which may be triggered by a signal received from an event. At the expiration of the timer a signal may be output which is configured to disable the output of the laser. Specifically, in one embodiment, software may be used to configure a shut-down time and a set of events to be utilized to start the timer. Upon firing of the laser the timer will be enabled. During the operation of the laser then, if one of the set of events occurs the timer will be triggered such that at the end of the shut-down time the output of the laser will be disabled.02-05-2009
20110060388DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VESSEL TREATMENT - A device and method for restoring functionality of blood vessels are disclosed. Laser energy is accurately and precisely applied in order to restore vessel functionality. This is accomplished by a controlled, reliable and specific shrinkage and/or strengthening of the vessel structure. Laser radiation is transported in a controlled manner via an optical fiber to the site where energy is needed. Laser wavelength is chosen according to the required penetration depth in tissue. It has been found that a wavelength that is essentially absorbed within less than a millimeter of the actual dimensions of the vessel walls thickness works best. In a preferred embodiment, wavelength of approximately 1470 nm is used. A mini-endoscope is preferably used to control the process by visual inspection from the inside of the vessel. Other means such as ultrasound, echography, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Computed Tomography (CT) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), or other imaging means can also be combined to control the procedure. Full 360° radial emission, i.e., delivery of laser radiation perpendicularly or fairly inclined relative to the veins axis, is beneficial, and is accomplished by means of a radial emitting fiber. In another preferred embodiment, a 360 degree radiation pattern can be achieved by using a twister or side-emitting fiber, along with rotational and sweeping movements, to apply energy in an even, more-controlled, and guided manner. Valve function is restored to recover whole vein functionality, avoiding the need of closing it. In a preferred embodiment, energy is applied from the outside of the vessel, by inserting a device through the skin and tissue. In another preferred embodiment, specific radiation absorbers (and/or scattering enhancers) can be located at suitable positions inside the vessel wall or near the tissue to be treated, thus radiation can then selectively target tagged locations. Vessel function is restored preserving its structure, using a minimally invasive treatment. A wide range of vessel diameters are effectively treated. Vessels include veins, arteries and fistulas. Specifically, when treating veins, valvular incompetence is accurately and precisely treated, thus rendering a safe, versatile and fast procedure with reduced recurrence possibilities.03-10-2011
20090105792Method and Devices for Treating Damaged Articular Cartilage - The methods and devices described below provide for minimally invasive method of performing micro-fracture therapy for the treatment of osteoarthritis. The method entails use of a laser to ablate numerous holes into the bone and cartilage of a joint which is afflicted with osteoarthritis. Laser systems which are adapted to file several beams simultaneously to create several micro-fracture bores simultaneously to speed the creation of numerous micro-fracture bores in the cartilage and underlying bone.04-23-2009
20110112613LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) SYSTEMS AND DEVICES - A system includes a LLLT device, with a laser diode and a momentary switch, and a clip device configured to attach to the LLLT device and to press the momentary switch while attached, causing the LLLT device to activate the laser diode. A LLLT device includes a laser diode, a front end from which light radiates when the laser diode is activated, and an eye safety mechanism at the front end. The LLLT device is configured to activate the laser diode when the front end is pressed.05-12-2011
20090069871APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR OPTICAL STIMULATION OF NEURAL TISSUES - The present invention, in one aspect, relates to a method for stimulating neural tissue of a living subject. In one embodiment, the method has the steps of generating at least one beam of radiation; introducing at least one of one or more chromophores and one or more optical agents to a target neural tissue; and delivering the at least one beam of radiation to the target neural tissue, wherein the at least one beam of radiation is delivered with a radiant exposure that causes a thermal gradient in the target neural tissue, thereby stimulating the target neural tissue.03-12-2009
20090069872Device and method for biological tissue stimulation by high intensity laser therapy - A method for laser anti-inflammatory treatment of painful symptomatologies and for tissue regeneration includes generating a pulsed laser beam with laser at a wavelength between 0.75 and 2.5 micrometers. The laser energy is conveyed to a hand unit where the laser beam is preferably defocused. The operator then applies the defocused laser beam the skin of a patient in need of treatment. The average power density per pulse of the defocused laser beam on the skin being 8 W/cm03-12-2009
20090036956LASER TREATMENT SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS - The invention disclosed herein related to laser systems, arrangements, and related methods for irradiating a selected biotissue with continuous or pulsed laser radiation having wavelengths selected from the group of 0.6 to 1.06 microns, 1.34 to 1.70 microns, 1.8 to 2.2 microns, and 2.4 to 3.1 microns. The laser radiation wavelengths may be varied continuously or discretely.02-05-2009
20130144363Laser Immunotherapy - A method of immunotherapy of a mammal, or a laser device therefor, includes the step of treating one or more immune privileged cells, tissues or organs of said mammal with a laser to reduce or eliminate the immune privilege status of said one or more cells, tissues and/or organs to thereby elicit an immune response that is beneficial to the mammal. The method of immunotherapy avoids or minimizes lasting damage to the treated cells, tissues and/or organs. The laser treatment is typically, although not exclusively, to the pigmented epithelium of the eye or eyes. The method may be for treating a disease or condition selected from: a bacterial infection; a viral infection; early AMD; glaucoma; diabetic retinopathy; multiple sclerosis; Parkinson's disease; and Alzheimer's disease. Typically, the radiant exposure level of the laser treatment is no greater than 60-100% of a visible effect threshold.06-06-2013
20090177255OPTICAL VESTIBULAR STIMULATOR - An apparatus to stimulate the vestibular system of an individual. The apparatus comprises an optical stimulator configured to optically stimulate a nerve area affecting a person's balance, and a control module coupled to the optical stimulator, the control module being configured to control the optical stimulator.07-09-2009
20100331930PHOTOTHERAPY DEVICE - A phototherapy device includes a light source for emitting light of a suitable wavelength and a programmable controller connectable to the light source for controlling the power supplied to the light source. A programming key is associated with the programmable controller for programming the programmable controller to control the power supplied to the light source during use. The controller is programmable to control the operating configurations only when the programming key is in communication with the controller.12-30-2010
20110040358Portable Semiconductor Diode Laser for Medical Treatment - Semiconductor lasers, in which the laser diode output is used directly for medical treatment, can be compact, lightweight and efficient. Lasers operating in the relatively “eye-safe” window of about 1350-1600 nm can be used to treat wounds and diseases of the skin and other organs, for example to cut, ablate or coagulate bodily tissues and fluids. Because the wavelength is eye-safe, the treatment can be through-space, and does not require the use of a fiber optic containment system. The device need not directly contact tissue. Such devices can be battery operated, are portable and self-contained, and thus are suitable for uses that are not confined to medical facilities, including use in emergency situations and in military operations.02-17-2011
20110245898LASER APPARATUS, LIGHT THERAPY APPARATUS, EXPOSURE APPARATUS, DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND OBJECT INSPECTION APPARATUS - A fundamental wavelength light generating unit generates light of a fundamental wavelength in accordance with an output wavelength instruction signal. An optical amplifier unit amplifies the light of the fundamental wavelength. A wavelength converting part includes nonlinear optical crystals that each perform wavelength conversion and temperature regulators that each regulate the temperature of the corresponding nonlinear optical crystal, wherein the wavelength converting part converts the light amplified by the optical amplifier unit to light of the wavelength indicated by the output wavelength instruction signal. A storage unit stores correspondence information that indicates a correspondence relationship between the wavelength of the output light and the temperature of each of the nonlinear optical crystals based on the corresponding wavelength. A control unit controls each of the temperature regulators such that the temperature of the corresponding nonlinear optical crystal reaches the temperature to be set in accordance with the output wavelength instruction signal.10-06-2011
20110087311Methods and Apparatus for Microstructure Lightguides - This invention may be implemented as a microstructure probe for delivering light of variable color and/or power, via a set of integrated lightguides, from an optical source (or set of sources) to regions spatially arranged 3-dimensionally, with a length scale of microns to millimeters. In exemplary embodiments of this invention, a microstructure probe comprises many lightguides and is adapted to be inserted into neural or other tissue. The lightguides run in parallel along at least a portion of the axis of the probe. The probe may deliver light to many points along the axis of insertion of the probe.04-14-2011
20120245659SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STIMULATION OF NEURONAL ACTIVITY - Systems and methods for stimulating a neuronal cell in the head of a patient in need of such stimulation are disclosed. The method includes positioning a light source proximal to the neuronal cell to be stimulated and pulsing the light from the light source to stimulate the neuronal cell for a predetermined period of time to achieve the desired effect.09-27-2012
20110152976Optical Cochlear Stimulation Devices and Methods - An output assembly is sized for placement in the middle and inner ear, such that removal of bone can be decreased. The output assembly may comprise at least one photo detector, a demultiplexer and an optical array sized to pass through an incision in the eardrum. An input transducer assembly is configured to transmit a multiplexed optical signal to the output assembly. The input assembly can be configured to transmit the multiplexed optical signal through the eardrum, such that tissue removal can be decreased and the device can be placed without removal of bone, for example. The multiplexed optical signal may comprise a pulse width modulated signal so as to decrease the effect of non-linearities of the light source and light detector and provide quality sound to the user.06-23-2011
20100063566LIGHT SOURCE, LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM, AND ILLUMINATION DEVICE - A light source and an illumination device are provided for making it possible to adjust influence of light over a living body while keeping good brightness and color taste of illumination light. A conversion characteristic in the degree of effect indicative of a relationship in a light wavelength between a living body reaction characteristic and an isochromatic characteristic of the visual perception is derived out and the light emitting intensity of a plurality of light emitters with different wavelength characteristics is controlled in accordance with the conversion characteristic, so as to adjust influence of light over a living body while keeping brightness and color taste of illumination light.03-11-2010
20090216301LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY FOR ENHANCEMENT OF NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION - A method for treating a subject having Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer'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 includes (i) irradiating the scalp with light energy having an incident power density between about 10 mW/cm08-27-2009
20090216300METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LIGHT-ACTIVATED DRUG THERAPY - A prostate treatment system having a light delivery device positionable in a transurethral device for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The light delivery device includes light generator, such as light emitting diodes (LED), laser diodes (LDs) or a diffusion quartz fiber tip connected to a light generator or a light emitting polymer which produces light at a selected wavelength or waveband or alternative sources of suitable light energy. The treatment device may further include a temperature monitoring system for monitoring the temperature at the treatment site. A light-activated drug is administered to the treatment site prior to light activation. The light-activated drug therapy induces cell death of the target tissue. The device provides a minimally invasive transurethral method for treatment of BPH or prostate cancer.08-27-2009
20090216299System for Low-Level Laser Radiation - A low-level laser therapy radiation system is provided. In a further aspect of the present invention, the system includes a laser source and an optical device. In another aspect of the present invention, a low-level laser therapy chamber is employed. The chamber produces an even distribution of laser radiation to a surface of a human body.08-27-2009
20110178583SCANNING MECHANISM AND TREATMENT METHOD FOR LLLT OR OTHER LIGHT SOURCE THERAPY DEVICE - A scanning mechanism to scan a light source, such as a low-level laser, to create a desirable energy distribution on a treatment area. The light source may include multiple light beam generators, each having a different wavelength and each having a different energy distribution. The scanning mechanism can be programmable to scan in different patterns in accordance with a desired treatment.07-21-2011
20110087312Method for Treatment of Diabetes and Prediabetes with Low-Level Laser Therapy - Low-level laser therapy is applied externally through the skin of the patient to targeted areas of a of a patient's body to treat diabetes or prediabetes. A patient is first diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, preferably by blood draws that measure insulin, A1C, or glucose levels. A therapeutic amount of laser energy to apply is determined from a patient's biological factors such as body mass index. The therapeutic amount of laser energy is applied one or more times over a two week time period. The patient is then retested for diabetes or prediabetes. If necessary, a new therapeutic amount of laser energy is determined according to any changes in the patient's diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis and any changes in the patient's biological factors. Adjusted treatments with low-level laser energy continue until the diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis is removed.04-14-2011
20110082526TARGET-CLOSE ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY EMITTING DEVICE - An apparatus having an excitation source that includes at least one laser diode and also having a handpiece with a disposable, bendable tip cannula is disclosed.04-07-2011
20110251659Method of Managing Metabolic Syndrome - A method is provided for treating metabolic syndrome with the use of a portable, non-invasive light-generating device. A laser beam is directed onto adipose tissue to reduce glucose and triglyceride levels through the activation of adiponectin. The laser beam is directed in accordance with a light regimen that is prescribed by a healthcare provide based one or more measured metabolic syndrome parameters of the patient.10-13-2011
20110213446Fungal Infection Therapy with Low Level Laser - A portable, small-footprint laser device contains one or more housings in which a laser energy source and an optical arrangement are disposed. The housing produces a laser beam spot that may be rotated and scanned to apply laser energy to a target area. The laser device receives treatment parameters and uses them to program a treatment regimen in which activation and movement of the housings is automated. The laser device may be used to apply a treatment regimen to a patient's hands or feet that are infected by Onychomycosis. In the treatment regimen, certain wavelengths of laser energy are applied at a predetermined duration. The treatment may be repeated, and a topical anti-fungal medication may be applied to aid in the efficacy of the treatment.09-01-2011
20080255638LASER THERAPY APPARATUS WITH CONTROLLED OPTICAL COHERENCE - A laser therapy method and apparatus is disclosed. The optical coherence property of the therapy laser is actively controlled to provide optimum therapy results for difference types of biological tissue and body parts.10-16-2008
20110082525NEAR INFRARED MICROBIAL ELIMINATION LASER SYSTEMS (NIMELS) - Methods, systems, and apparatus for Near Infrared Microbial Elimination Laser Systems (NIMELS) including use with medical devices are disclosed. The medical devices can be situated in vivo. Suitable medical devices include catheters, stents, artificial joints, and the like. NIMELS methods, systems, and apparatus can apply near infrared radiant energy of certain wavelengths and dosimetries capable of impairing biological contaminants without intolerable risks and/or adverse effects to biological moieties other than a targeted biological contaminant associated with traditional approaches described in the art (e.g., loss of viability, or thermolysis). Lasers including diode lasers may be used for one or more light sources. A delivery assembly can be used to deliver the optical radiation produced by the source(s) produced to an application region that can include patient tissue. Exemplary embodiments utilize light in a range of 850 nm-900 nm and/or 905 nm-945 nm at suitable NIMELS dosimetries.04-07-2011
20100292763APPARATUS FOR GENTLE LASER TREATMENT OF THE RETINA - Disclosed is an apparatus for treating living tissue with laser, comprising a therapeutic laser with a source of pulsed electromagnetic radiation, a control device for controlling the intensity and/or the duration of the therapeutic laser applied to the tissue, and a detection device for detecting optoacoustic signals triggered by irradiating the living tissue with the pulsed electromagnetic radiation. Said apparatus is characterized by an evaluation device that acts on the control device and is used for calculating a degree of quality B(t) from the optoacoustic signals detected by the detection device for individual laser pulses applied to a predetermined laser spot and determining a fit function f(t) at a predetermined point in time ?tl, said fit function f(t) approximating the mean curve of B(t) for 0 =t =?tl.; The intensity and/or the irradiation time of the therapeutic laser is defined by the parameters for the predetermined laser spot, said parameters being determined for the fit function f(t).11-18-2010
20110125229ARTHRITIC SYMPTOM RELIEF THROUGH A LASER BASED MEDICAL INSTRUMENT - Disclosed are several methods, apparatus, and a system for providing arthritic symptom relief through a laser based medical instrument. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a radiation of a laser-light created by a laser diode of a first medical instrument. In addition, the method includes applying a treatment of the radiation to a portion of a hand. The method also includes reducing a pain caused by one or more diseases associated with a degradation of a joint in the hand. The method further includes providing a relief from the pain when the treatment is complete.05-26-2011
20110125228LASER BASED MEDICAL INSTRUMENT AND METHOD HAVING INTERCHANGEABLE CARDS - A laser-based medical instrument and method having interchangeable cards are disclosed. A method of laser therapy includes providing one or more substantially planar laser diode(s), configured to lase at a wavelength when driven, to form a medical instrument. The method also includes focusing a resultant beam including an output beam of the one or more substantially planar laser diode(s) at the corresponding wavelength thereof on a biological medium to impart energy to the biological medium. Further, the method includes altering a mode of operation of the medical instrument when an interchangeable card of the medical instrument is removed. The mode of operation includes one or more segment(s) that include a time of pulsation of the one or more substantially planar laser diode(s) and a frequency of pulsation of the one or more substantially planar laser diode(s).05-26-2011
20100324633Apparatus For Treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) - Apparatus for treating age-related macular degeneration, the apparatus comprising a light source which, in operation, serves to emit a therapeutic light beam presenting an emission wavelength lying in the range 1.2 μm to 1.3 μm, and preferably equal to 1.26 μm to 1.27 μm. The laser source preferably comprises an optical fiber Raman laser.12-23-2010
20120310309Adjustable Polarity Laser Device and Polarized Low-Level Laser Therapy Method - An adjustable polarity laser device may treat cancer and other conditions that are responsive to polarized laser energy. The device provides both low-level laser and electrical stimulation of a treatment area, such as a tumor to promote the body's natural defense systems against harmful cells in the treatment area. The device produces low-level laser beams that are polarized with either birefringent or electrically conductive materials disposed in the path of the laser beams. Electrically conductive polarizers are charged by an electric current to impart polarity on the passing laser beams. Treatment methods include applying polarized laser energy to the targeted treatment area. The polarization of each laser beam may be selected and alternated as necessary for the condition being treated. Additionally, photodynamic compounds or photosensitizing agents can be administered to the patient prior to applying polarized laser energy.12-06-2012
20100198317COCHLEA STIMULATOR - The invention provides a cochlea stimulator for implantation comprising optical fibres of which are coupled to an irradiation source that is controlled by a modulator to generate irradiation specific for a pre-determined range of sound-frequencies. The cochlea stimulator effects a frequency-specific activation of the organ of Corti needed for speech perception especially in noisy environment and more complex sounds. For imparting excitation signals which are generated by modulated pulsed laser irradiation conducted within an optical fibre in order to elicit nervous signals in residual functional organ of Corti sections, the auditory prosthesis preferably contains optical fibres which are dimensioned to terminate in end sections within the cochlea at different sites or sections of the organ of Corti. e.g. having different lengths for locating their end sections at different internal parts of the cochlea.08-05-2010
20110218598Stand-Alone Scanning Laser Device - A stand-alone laser device that provides low level laser therapy using one or more laser sources. The laser sources are attached to one or more arms which can be positioned to cause the laser light to impinge on a desired area of a patient's body. A scanning apparatus is attached to the arms which comprise structures that cooperate to cause an optical element to be able to simultaneously rotate about a central axis and move in a linear motion along that axis to achieve any desired scan pattern. Laser light of different pulse widths, different beam shapes and different scan patterns can be applied externally to a patient's body. In the preferred embodiment, red light having a wavelength of about 635 nm is used to stimulate hair growth on a patient's scalp09-08-2011
20110218597Precisely Guided Phototherapy Apparatus - A precisely guided phototherapy apparatus for treating soft tissue injury, chronic pain, and promoting wound healing for both human and animal targets. The phototherapy apparatus comprises sensor means for monitoring the intensity, position, and movement of the therapeutic light beam over the treatment area. The delivered light energy dosage is determined accordingly based on these parameters. The phototherapy apparatus further comprises a projector device for projecting markers on top of the treatment area. The markers represent the values of the delivered light energy dosage for assisting the practitioner or clinician in precisely controlling the phototherapy procedure.09-08-2011
20110218596DIABETES SYMPTOM RELIEF THROUGH A LASER BASED MEDICAL DEVICE - Disclosed are several methods, apparatus, and a system for providing diabetic symptom relief through a laser based medical instrument. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a radiation of a laser-light created by a laser diode of a first medical instrument. In addition, the method includes applying a treatment of the radiation to a portion of a body. The method also includes reducing elevated blood glucose and/or glycosylated hemoglobin levels caused by one or more metabolic diseases such as diabetes. The method further includes providing a relief from the secondary complications of elevated blood glucose levels such as blurred vision, etc., when the treatment is complete.09-08-2011
20100016931Method of Reducing Cholesterol Using Laser Energy - The present invention is a treatment for reducing serum cholesterol levels. The method involves analyzing a patient's lipid levels to determine a therapeutically sufficient amount of laser energy to apply to reduce a patient's LDL level while preserving his or her HDL level. The therapeutically sufficient amount of laser energy is determined by conducting a standard blood draw from the patient, conducting a lipid panel, and analyzing the results. In the preferred embodiment, a laser having a wavelength of about 635 nm is used to apply a therapeutic amount of laser energy of approximately 6.6 J/cm01-21-2010
20120041522METHODS FOR TREATING SKIN CONDITIONS USING LASER - Methods of treating a portion of skin are disclosed. A carbon lotion is applied to a portion of skin comprising one or more enlarged pores or one or more indicators of aging. The carbon lotion is allowed to remain on the portion of skin for a period of time, and, upon expiration of the period of time, excess carbon lotion is removed from the portion of skin. The portion of skin is irradiated with one or more first laser pulses and one or more second laser pulses. A laser producing the first and second laser pulses has an oscillation wavelength of 1064 nm.02-16-2012
20110034973Medical Laser Apparatus with Output Beam Homogenizer - A medical laser apparatus with a beam homogenizer for producing a uniform output beam profile. The beam homogenizer comprises a light pipe which expands the laser beam and mixes the laser light through total internal reflection as well as an optical diffuser to provide further control of the intensity distribution of the laser beam.02-10-2011
20120041521LOW-LEVEL ENERGY LASER THERAPY - Methods and systems (02-16-2012
20100168823METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY AND OTHER INFECTIONS USING ULTRAVIOLET GERMICIDAL IRRADIATION - Method and apparatus for using computer controlled, fiber-coupled laser delivery of treatment specific wavelength, intensity and duration of UV irradiation to control bacterial, fungal, viral and mold infections in bodily cavities, fluids and external applications. The method of treatment is focused on DNA breakdown beyond repair by natural DNA repair mechanisms of the pathogen, with less than damaging doses to tissues being treated, thus avoiding mutagenicity and carcinogenicity. The minimal intensity and duration and exposure area of any given surface of tissue to be treated is to be pre-determined by tissue and pathogen testing to optimize the therapeutic ratio. External applications include specifically 07-01-2010
20100222852Apparatus and Method for Decolonizing Microbes on the Surfaces of the Skin and In Body Cavities - The invention is directed to an apparatus for decolonizing microbes from skin surfaces and body cavities, in particular the decoloniziation of MRSA from nasal cavities using UVC preferably combined with visible light. The device consists of a lightguide, dispensing tip plus accessories, and a housing with a UV source, optical filtering and light collection means, shutter and timer. An internal or external radiometer provides dosimetry information to the operator. The device has additional utility in killing microbes on skin surfaces and beneath nail beds. The lightguide itself comprises the holder for the dispensing tip for use in cavities and as a holder for surface use. The dispensing tips serve to protect decolonization subjects from cross-contamination and may act to shape the nasal cavity and the light distribution pattern of the emitted UVC and visible radiation.09-02-2010
20090012586Portable wearable cold laser hair growth stimulator and skin treatment system - A portable, wearable, therapeutic hair, scalp, skin, and hearing treatment system for: reducing hair loss in humans; treating dandruff, loss of hair color, increasing hair tensile strength, stimulating new hair growth, and hearing restoration by supplying laser light from a Light Emitting Diode (LED) to the affected area by means of a hat, or in conjunction with a topical Minoxidil-Finasteride mixture and Ketoconazole shampoo. The device also aids in the therapeutic healing of many different skin disorders, and chronic conditions. The lasers are adjustable, focusing on the affected areas requiring treatment. The device slips into a mirrored base containing a flat clear glass and reflective surface for ease in treating other skin disorders. The body treatment device contains a portable “sit-in chamber”. The unique snap in or screw in lasers or LED's can be easily changed altering the desired wavelength to treat a plethora of skin disorders.01-08-2009
20090024190MEDICAL LASER DEVICE - A medical laser device is disclosed comprising a laser source and an optical fibre which is inserted in use within an introducer sheath. A withdrawal assist device is provided to assist a user to withdraw the optical fibre and/or the introducer sheath at a controllable rate. The introducer sheath may have graduations provided on an outer surface of the sheath which are detected by the withdrawal-assist device.01-22-2009
20120065712CELLULAR STIMULATION BY OPTICAL ENERGY - An apparatus and associated method for a therapeutic laser device having a laser source operably generating coherent optical energy radiation having a wavelength in a range of about 950 nanometers to about 1,200 nanometers and at a power output from a treatment head in a range from about 0.05 watts per square centimeter to about 2.0 watts per square centimeter.03-15-2012
20120010686Method of Using a Multi-Probe Laser Device - A hand-held laser device that can simultaneously provide multiple types of low level laser therapy treatments to multiple areas of a patient's body simultaneously. The device enables laser light of different pulse repetition rate, different beam shapes and spot sizes to be applied to a patient's body. The device includes multiple laser sources. In the preferred embodiment, two semiconductor diode laser sources simultaneously provide two separate laser beams from separate probes, one laser beam producing laser light at a first pulse repetition rate and the other producing laser light at a second pulse repetition rate.01-12-2012
20110087310HAIR-GROWTH CARING APPARATUS - 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.04-14-2011
20090187235Device for physiotherapeutic treatment of diseases of various etiology - The present invention is aimed at improving efficiency of therapeutic action. The above technical effect is achieved in a device for physiotherapeutic treatment of diseases of various etiology comprising a control unit 07-23-2009
20120059439ABERRATION CONTROL BY CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSSLINKING COMBINED WITH BEAM-SHAPING TECHNIQUE - Corneal collagen crosslinking is used to alter a characteristic of the cornea, such as thickness or refractive index, to correct wavefront aberrations, including higher-order aberrations. A scanning laser or the like is used to perform the corneal collagen crosslinking by locally altering the optical path length (thickness, refractive index, or both).03-08-2012
20120158099LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY FOR LOW BACK PAIN - The invention provides an energy source emitting, such as a low level laser light, catheter having a throughbore, an energy emitting surface disposed near the distal end of the catheter that is connected, directly or indirectly, to the energy source, which allows for the application of therapeutic energy to treat internal areas of a patient that have been accessed by way of a catheter.06-21-2012
20120179229Laser System for Non Ablative Treatment of Mucosa Tissue - A laser system has a laser source for generating a laser beam, a control unit, and a hand piece for manually guiding the laser beam onto a target area. A wavelength (λ) of the laser beam is in a range from above 1.9 μm to 11.0 μm inclusive. The laser system is adapted for a thermal, non ablative treatment of mucosa tissue by the laser beam such, that the laser source generates the laser beam in single pulses with a pulse duration (t07-12-2012
20120179227Reduction of Pain through Lower Fluence Rates and Longer treatment Times - A method of treating a subcutaneous fat region is provided. The method includes generating electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength of about 1,200 nm to about 1,230 nm and delivering an average power density of less than or equal to about 2.3 W/cm07-12-2012
20110066213LIGHT THERAPY TREATMENT - An exemplary method includes selecting at least one light source configured to generate light at a particular wavelength and applying the light to tissue following an ischemic event. Applying the light to the tissue inhibits cytochrome c oxidase activity. Another exemplary method includes selecting at least one light source configured to generate light at a particular wavelength and applying the light to tissue following an ischemic event and prior to either reoxygenation of the tissue or clinical intervention to reduce cell damage. An exemplary light therapy device includes at least one light source configured to generate light having a wavelength of at least one of approximately 730-770 nm, 850-890 nm, 880-920 nm, and 930-970 nm.03-17-2011
20090132012Method for pretreating patient before surgery - This invention is a method of pre-treating a patient with low-level laser energy to reduce pain and swelling caused by subsequent injury, thereby speeding recuperation. The preferred embodiment applies low-level laser energy at about 635 nm prior to surgery. In a preferred embodiment prior to breast augmentation, 635 nm laser energy emitted from a laser source of less than 1 W is applied for about 3 minutes to the patient's breast prior to breast augmentation surgery. In an alternate embodiment, the same low-level laser energy is applied for about 4 minutes to the patient's breast after breast augmentation surgery, as well. The method is applicable to pre-disease states which are expected to be followed by injury.05-21-2009
20120130454CONTROLLED BIOTHERMOTHERAPY - A method for thermotherapy of a biological tissue by determining the temperature at which to heat a target site to be treated to provide a temperature to the site to effect therapy, the temperature above body temperature but below a protein denaturation temperature, as determined by a patient's experience of a sensation of pain. Thermotherapy is effected in the absence of coagulative effects by providing oscillatory energy at the predetermined temperature.05-24-2012
20100204761Intravenous laser/non-laser light emitting diode implant for destroying blood borne viral infestations and other malign cells, integrated among blood components in a human circulatory system - Intravenous laser and non-laser light-emitting diode (LED) implant having the capacity to be fitted with a plurality of numerous separate nanometers of laser or non-laser light, attached radially in an inwardly-facing, saline-filled inflatable ring where LEDs are ran in sequence on separate contact tracks that are attached to a dual-strand cord, which leads to a component containment compartment housing certain electronic components, remote signal receiver, and a battery. A preferred embodiment includes the inflatable ring of LEDs, surgically inserted into a human vein by-way of catheter, inflated by syringe with a saline solution, to provide irradiation of cancerous cells or viruses incorporated with circulated blood, activated by a hand-held remote control.08-12-2010
20120215289Low Level Laser Therapy Device with Open Bore - A laser device for applying low-level laser energy around a patient's body part comprises a laser support having an open bore through which the body part to be treated is inserted and at least one laser connected to the laser support. Each laser emits laser energy in a plane substantially perpendicular to the axis of the bore, such that energy is applied to the circumference, of the body part, or a portion thereof. The laser support is attached to an adjustable stanchion that is shaped to cantilever the ring so that a chair or table may be positioned underneath the ring. In the preferred embodiment, the laser support is a C-shaped ring having a diameter large enough to accommodate at least a patient's upper arm. Lasers are slidably engaged with the C-ring and can be moved around the circumference of the ring to treat desired locations around the upper arm.08-23-2012
20100049283ILLUMINATION-BASED MEDICAL DEVICE & METHODS OF USE THEREOF - Embodiments of illumination-based medical devices capable of projecting a holographic symbol are herein provided. In one embodiment, an illumination-based medical device incorporates at least a laser and a diffractive optical element within a housing. In one embodiment, the diffractive optical element may be a holographic optical element. In a particular embodiment, the holographic optical element may incorporate an interference pattern and/or a sacred symbol or pattern.02-25-2010
20080306573NOMOGRAM COMPUTATION AND APPLICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REFRACTIVE LASER SURGERY - A method for optimizing a prescription for laser-ablation corneal treatment includes receiving a measured correction prescription for a current patient. Next a database of treatment outcomes on a plurality of previously treated patients is accessed. The database contains a desired correction, and an actual correction. A difference between the desired correction and the actual correction represents an over- or undercorrection resulting from surgery. From the difference data is calculated a distribution of data points as a function of correction level. From the data-point distribution is calculated a statistically based offset applicable to the correction prescription for matching actual corrections with desired corrections. From the data-point distribution is calculated a confidence interval of the data using a predetermined confidence level. The statistically based offset is then adjusted based upon the confidence interval to provide an optimized prescription. The adjusted offset is then output for use in performing a refractive procedure.12-11-2008
20090112296Scalar Laser Therapy Apparatus - There is disclosed a new low-level laser therapy apparatus and method of treating tissue. The invention includes a laser system that uses laser diodes and/or alternatively light emitting diodes (LED's), or both, and a digital interface that gives the operator the ability to generate sine waves or scalar waves as opposed to the simple on/off square waves. The invention also enables the operator to modulate not only the frequency, but also other wave characteristics such as the amplitude and phase. In one aspect, the invention involves modulating the phase relationship between multiple waves by taking one channel or wave which is pulsed through the laser system and then running a second channel or wave in relationship to the first channel, thereby creating a phased relationship, which has been discovered to provide a therapeutic and quantum healing effect on tissue. In one exemplary embodiment, the laser system of the invention may have a phase relationship of approximately 180 degrees which provides a beneficial therapeutic and quantum healing effect and, in particular, neutralizes or deletes cellular memory.04-30-2009
20120191162System of Remote Controlling a Medical Laser Generator Unit with a Portable Computing Device - The system of remotely controlling the medical laser generator unit through a portable computing device such as a smart phone or a tablet personal computer allows the user to control the properties of the medical laser with a downloadable software application. The portable computing device and the medical laser generator unit communicate with each other through a network connection, which can be either a hard-wired link or a wireless link. The properties of the medical laser that can be controlled by the software application include emission power, pulse structure, and treatment duration. The software application is also able to retrieve feedback data from the patient during a medical procedure. The feedback data includes tissue color, tissue temperature, and a laser plume signature. The software application also allows the user to access each individual patient's medical information so that the user can better perform the medical procedure.07-26-2012
20080300662Custom Laser Sequences - A custom laser sequencing system is disclosed. The system may include a laser coupled with a catheter. The catheter may include a fiber optic that directs light from the laser toward unwanted material on a vessel wall. The system may also include a modulator and a controller. The modulator is adapted to modulate the operational parameters of the laser, such as, the repetition rate and/or the fluence. The controller may be electrically coupled with the modulator and adapted to include instruction to cause the modulator to pulse the laser with a first set of operational parameters, and while the laser is pulsing, pulse the laser with a second set of operational parameters.12-04-2008
20120239120SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEATING BIOLOGICAL TISSUE VIA RF ENERGY09-20-2012
20110238141MINIATURE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL STIMULATION OF NERVES AND OTHER ANIMAL TISSUE - A hand-held self-contained nerve-stimulation device and method using light to provide a source of precise stimulation on one or more nerve fibers. In some embodiments, this simulation is provided through a device and method wherein a laser- or LED-light source is mounted to the handpiece. Light is passed from the light source through optical tip to simulate nerves. In some embodiments, the device is constructed from non-magnetic material such as glass, plastic or ceramics. In some embodiments, the light emanating from the optical tip can be controlled manually or automatically. In some embodiments, the handpiece contains a self-contained power source, such as batteries. In some embodiments, the handpiece is at least in part, activated by remote control in order to prevent moving the handpiece during activation. Some embodiments include a unit operable to sense a response of nerve stimulation and to suppress a laser-ablation surgery operation.09-29-2011
20110238140LIGHT EXPOSURE DEVICE FOR TREATING A LIVING ORGANISM'S BODY - A light exposure device for treating a living organism's body including controllable light sources (09-29-2011
20100234926Treatment of Vitiligo - Disclosed herein is a novel method of treating vitiligo by using an excimer laser that emits light in the UVB range. The invention includes a method of incrementally increasing exposure of affected vitiligo areas with UVB laser light from an excimer laser to restore pigmentation to skin areas afflicted with vitiligo.09-16-2010
20110295345IMPLANTABLE INFRARED NERVE STIMULATION DEVICES FOR PERIPHERAL AND CRANIAL NERVE INTERFACES - Apparatus and method for making and using devices that generate optical signals, and optionally also electrical signals in combination with one or more such optical signals, to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a sensory-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to treat nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) or the central nervous system (CNS) and provide sensations to stimulate and/or simulate “sensory” signals in nerves and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human) to treat other sensory deficiencies (e.g., touch, feel, balance, visual, taste, or olfactory) and provide sensations related to those sensory deficiencies, and/or to stimulate (i.e., trigger) and/or simulate a motor-nerve signal in nerve and/or brain tissue of a living animal (e.g., a human), for example to control a muscle or a robotic prosthesis.12-01-2011
20120290047SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING LASER ENERGY TO THE BODY - Systems and methods are provided that allow treatment of cells that are otherwise inaccessible to low level laser therapy. An optically-transmissive device, e.g., a clear piece of silicone, may be placed within a patient's body to optically connect a surface portion, where a laser may be located, to a deeper portion, where a tissue bed to be treated may be located.11-15-2012
20130013030METHOD AND APPARATUS OF PULSED INFRARED LIGHT FOR THE INHIBITION OF CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM NEURONS - Certain aspects of the present disclosure are directed to a method of applying infrared neural stimulation (INS) to the central nervous system (CNS) of a target. The methods includes applying a pulsed infrared laser at a stimulation site in the CNS; and evoking responses from a region of interest of the CNS that is at or adjacent to the stimulation site by the pulsed infrared laser. In the method, the pulsed infrared laser penetrates a predetermined penetration depth of the stimulation site. Certain aspects of the present disclosure are directed to an apparatus for applying INS to the CNS of a target. The apparatus includes a generator generating a pulsed infrared laser, which penetrates a predetermined penetration depth of a stimulation site to evoke a response from the CNS, and an optical medium adapted for delivering the pulsed infrared laser at the stimulation site of the CNS.01-10-2013
20130013029MEDICAL TREATMENT APPARATUS USING LASER BEAMS - Provided is a medical treatment apparatus using laser beams, which is used for treating arthritis, myositis, chronic pains and so on. A medical treatment apparatus using laser beams includes: a body; a main laser unit irradiating a main laser beam in a direction perpendicular to an area to be treated; a plurality of auxiliary laser units irradiating auxiliary laser beams to form a focus on a central axis of the main laser beam; and an angle adjustment unit adjusting a focal distance by rotating the auxiliary laser units. The medical treatment apparatus using laser beams is capable of easily varying the angle and distance of the focus of irradiated laser beams. In addition, a treatment effect can be enhanced by the laser beams having different intensities, and the absorption rates of the laser beams can be controlled based on the color of light which is separately irradiated onto the skin of an affected area.01-10-2013
20120150263Fungal Infection Therapy Method with Low Level Laser - Methods for treating fungal infections of the hand or foot use applications of low level laser energy to the infected area to inhibit fungal growth. A laser device is used to produce one or more low-level laser beams, typically in the range of 400-800 nm emanated at a power of less than 1 watt. The laser light is scanned across the infected area for a predetermined duration. Preferably, the duration is between about 10 and 30 minutes, so that at least 0.5 joules of laser energy is applied. Preferably, about 10 joules of laser energy is applied. The application may be repeated, and is preferably repeated once, about five weeks after the first application. A topical medication, such as an antifungal cream, may be used in conjunction with the laser light to speed up fungal removal.06-14-2012
20130023966LASER THERAPY SYSTEM WITH UVA AND IR LASER LIGHT FOR DIRECTIONAL GENERATION OF A DERMAL COLLAGEN MATRIX - The present invention refers to a Laser therapy system and a method for skin treatment, comprising: 01-24-2013
20130023967OPTICAL-STIMULATION COCHLEAR IMPLANT WITH ELECTRODE(S) AT THE APICAL END FOR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF APICAL SPIRAL GANGLION CELLS OF THE COCHLEA - Method and apparatus for optically and electrically stimulating neurons 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 and 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 present invention also includes one or more electrical stimulation electrodes used to stimulate the low frequency portions of the auditory nerves.01-24-2013
20130172959APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR APPLYING LIGHT IN OCULAR AND PERIOCULAR AREAS - A removable tip for a light energy handpiece comprises a hollow conduit configured to surround a light guide in the handpiece; a support extension having a length longer than a length of the hollow conduit; and a shielding extension coupled to the support extension at an angle less than 180 degrees and located in front of the hollow conduit. The shielding extension is configured to be inserted behind an eyelid and extend to the fornix, the shielding extension comprised of a thermally insulative material.07-04-2013
20130172960METHOD FOR LOW-LEVEL LASER IRRADIATION FOR HEARING LOSS RESTORATION - A method for low-level laser irradiation for hearing loss reversal includes: generating low-frequency laser light; controlling an output intensity of the generated laser light; determining whether or not the wavelength and output of the laser light coincides with a preset reference wavelength and reference output intensity, respectively; and irradiating with the laser light into an inner ear through an external auditory meatus, wherein the reference wavelength is set in the range of 600 nm to 10,000 nm.07-04-2013
20080255639METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATING TISSUE USING A COAGULATED BEAM PATH - The invention disclosed herein is directed to methods and devices for treating tissue having an overlying portion and an underlying portion by using a first fractional optical energy treatment to coagulate a plurality of zones in the overlying portion, thereby reducing the optical scattering of the overlying portion, and directing a subsequent fractional optical energy treatment through the coagulated zones to the underlying portion in order to produce an effective treatment in the underlying portion of a region of tissue. The methods and devices disclosed can further comprise detection and treatment of subsurface targets in the underlying portion of tissue. The treatment parameters used to deliver the first and subsequent treatments, including wavelength, can be optimized in order to provide a first optical treatment that effectively coagulates the overlying portion and a subsequent one or more optical treatments that effectively treat the underlying portion.10-16-2008
20130178917METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LASER TREATMENT USING NON-UNIFORM OUTPUT BEAM - Disclosed herein are methods and systems for treatment, such as skin rejuvenation treatment, use non-uniform laser radiation. A high-intensity portion of the laser radiation causes collagen destruction and shrinkage within select portions of the treatment area, while a lower-intensity portion of the radiation causes fibroblast stimulation leading to collagen production across other portions of the treatment area. An output beam from a laser source, such as an Nd:NAG laser, is coupled into an optical system that modifies the beam to provide a large-diameter beam having a nonuniform energy profile, comprised of a plurality of high-intensity zones surrounded by lower-intensity zones within the treatment beam. The higher-intensity zones heat select portions of the tar et tissue to temperatures sufficient for a first treatment (e.g. collagen shrinkage), while the lower-intensity zones provide sufficient energy for a second treatment (e.g. stimulated collagen production).07-11-2013
20130178918TREATMENT OF VITILIGO - Disclosed herein is a novel method of treating vitiligo by using an excimer laser that emits light in the UVB range. The invention includes a method of incrementally increasing exposure of affected vitiligo areas with UVB laser light from an excimer laser to restore pigmentation to skin areas afflicted with vitiligo.07-11-2013
20120253430Skin treatment including patterned light - Methods and systems for treating skin for aesthetic or health purposes are described. According to various embodiments, photoresponsive materials and light are delivered in a controlled fashion to produce a patterned distribution of a material in the skin.10-04-2012
20130103121Modular Surgical Laser Systems - Laser emission systems for surgical and other therapeutic uses are herein disclosed. In the preferred embodiments, different laser control systems are disclosed each capable of multiple, simultaneous emission of lasers of different wavelengths in a single beam. The embodiments feature a handheld wireless laser module or a portable console with a laser tip extending therefrom. The laser module is controlled by wireless footswitch. Fiber extension modules may be used with the later embodiment.04-25-2013
20130204329TREATING SPINAL CORD INJURIES VIA LASER THERAPY - Aspects for treating spinal cord injuries are disclosed. In a particular aspect, a method includes identifying a neurological level of a spinal cord injury, and activating neurons via laser therapy in which a laser beam is applied to an area proximate to the neurological level. In another aspect, a computer-readable storage medium includes computer-readable instructions for performing various acts. Such acts comprise ascertaining a neurological level of a spinal cord injury, and receiving data corresponding to a severity of the spinal cord injury. The acts further comprise outputting a laser calibration according to the neurological level and the severity. A medical device apparatus is also provided, which includes various computer executable components. The computer executable components include an assessment component configured to receive parameters corresponding to a spinal cord injury, and a calibration component configured to ascertain a laser calibration according to the at least one parameter.08-08-2013
20100280580Biostimulation Apparatus, Gene Control Apparatus, and Muscle-Related Disorder Therapeutic Apparatus - A biostimulation apparatus of the present invention includes a laser oscillator for oscillating an ultra short pulsed laser beam and an optical system for focusing the ultra short pulsed laser beam, wherein the ultra short pulsed laser beam is focused by the optical system at a target portion of a living subject to cause the target portion to be irradiated with the laser beam to stimulate an acupuncture point, and wherein the target portion is either the acupuncture point or its periphery.11-04-2010
20110218599Stand-Alone Scanning Laser Device - A stand-alone laser device that provides low level laser therapy using one or more laser sources. The laser sources are attached to one or more arms which can be positioned to cause the laser light to impinge on a desired area of a patient's body. A scanning apparatus is attached to the arms which comprise structures that cooperate to cause an optical element to be able to simultaneously rotate about a central axis and move in a linear motion along that axis to achieve any desired scan pattern. Laser light of different pulse widths, different beam shapes and different scan patterns can be applied externally to a patient's body. In the preferred embodiment, red light having a wavelength of about 635 nm is used to stimulate hair growth on a patient's scalp09-08-2011
20110224759Fungal Infection Therapy with Low Level Laser - Methods for treating fungal infections of the hand or foot use applications of low level laser energy to the infected area to inhibit fungal growth. A laser device is used to produce one or more low-level laser beams, typically in the range of 400-800 nm emanated at a power of less than 1 watt. The laser light is scanned across the infected area for a predetermined duration. Preferably, the duration is between about 10 and 30 minutes, so that at least 0.5 joules of laser energy is applied. Preferably, about 10 joules of laser energy is applied. The application may be repeated, and is preferably repeated once, about five weeks after the first application. A topical medication, such as an antifungal cream, may be used in conjunction with the laser light to speed up fungal removal.09-15-2011
20100298911Personalized interactive laser therapy in real time - A method and apparatus for personalized interactive laser therapy (PILT) treatment of Port Wine Stains (PWS) in real time in which low radiant exposure from a laser hand piece slightly heats up the treatment site while an infrared sensor in the laser hand piece measures the temperature increase. A mathematical algorithm calculates the vessel size distribution at the treatment site. The appropriate radiant exposure (based on the vessel size distribution) is then delivered to the treatment site.11-25-2010
20130158632METHODS OF MANUFACTURING TARGET FOR GENERATING CHARGED PARTICLES, TARGET STRUCTURES, AND TREATMENT APPARATUSES INCLUDING THE TARGET STRUCTURES - Provided are a method of manufacturing a target for generating charged particles, a target structure, and a treatment apparatus including the target structure. The method includes forming a source layer on a substrate, forming balls on the source layer, forming a metal thin layer on the source layer exposed between the balls, and removing the balls to form holes in the metal thin layer so as to expose the source layer.06-20-2013
20120283803Devices and Methods for Radiation-Based Dermatological Treatments - A self-contained, hand-held device for providing a dermatological treatment includes a handheld device body, a radiation source supported in the device body, an automated scanning system, an application end, and a displacement control system. The automated scanning system is configured to receive an input beam generated by the radiation source and scan the received input beam to provide a series of output beams for delivery to the skin via the application end of the device to form a pattern of treatment spots on the skin. The application end is configured to be manually moved across the surface of the skin during a treatment session. The displacement control system includes a displacement sensor configured to determine a displacement of the device relative to the skin, and electronics configured to control at least one operational parameter of the device based on the determined displacement of the device relative to the skin.11-08-2012
20120283804MID-INFRARED LASER THERAPY DEVICE AND SYSTEM - A mid-infrared laser therapy tool includes a handle, a mid-infrared laser contained within the handle, and a light pipe optically coupled to the mid-infrared laser. The mid-infrared laser emits at a wavelength within a wavelength band from about 6.0 μm to about 6.5 μm. A mid-infrared laser therapy system includes a mid-infrared laser therapy tool, an optical coherence tomography system adapted to communicate with the mid-infrared laser therapy tool, and a motorized-platform control system adapted to communicate with the mid-infrared laser therapy tool and the optical coherence tomography system. The mid-infrared laser therapy tool comprises a mid-infrared laser emits at a wavelength within a wavelength band from about 6.0 μm to about 6.5 μm.11-08-2012
20130190842Flexible Light Treatment Head - A flexible light treatment head comprising one or more light source modules interconnected by a hinge apparatus along a flexing edge thereof. The light source modules have light emitting elements, such as LEDs or LASERs. The hinge apparatus comprises one or more hinges. Each hinge has a head wiring channel disposed to form a continuous wiring channel along the hinge apparatus. A head wiring channel is also provided for routing wires into the light source module.07-25-2013
20120029605FRACTIONAL SCANNER FOR DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENTS - A dermatological treatment device is disclosed for generating a matrix of two dimensional treatment spots on the tissue. A handpiece carrier a laser which generates a beam of laser pulses. The pulses are focused onto the tissue with a lens system. A diffractive element is positioned between the laser and the lens system for splitting the laser beam into a plurality of sub-beams. A scanner translates the beam over the diffractive element to generate the two dimensional spot pattern. The laser has a semi-monolithic resonator design with one integral end minor defining the output coupler and a second, independent mirror for adjustment.02-02-2012
20120029604Multifunctional laser therapeutic apparatus - A laser therapeutic apparatus includes a 532 nm wavelength laser or a 2000 nm wavelength thulium laser, a 980 nm wavelength laser or a 1470 nm wavelength laser, and a 2100 nm wavelength laser; an optical coupling device located at laser emitting ends of the above-mentioned lasers, which is used for coupling the lasers emitted from the above-mentioned lasers into the same optical fiber (02-02-2012
20130197612Electromagnetic Radiation Therapy - Apparatuses and methods for the prevention, reduction, or elimination of tissue injury by the application of electromagnetic energy. The apparatuses and methods have application for use in various tissues within diverse regions of the body, including for the prevention, reduction, or elimination of acute kidney injury, kidney failure, and contrast-induced nephropathy.08-01-2013
20130103122Modular Surgical Laser Systems - Laser emission systems for surgical and other therapeutic uses are herein disclosed. In the preferred embodiments, different laser control systems are disclosed each capable of multiple, simultaneous emission of lasers of different wavelengths in a single beam. The embodiments feature a handheld wireless laser module or a portable console with a laser tip extending therefrom. The laser module is controlled by wireless footswitch. Fiber extension modules may be used with the later embodiment.04-25-2013
20120095533Apparatus and Methods for Deep Tissue Laser Therapy - An improved apparatus and method for deep tissue laser therapy, in which the phase of the laser light is spatially modulated to produce a modulated laser beam. The modulated laser beam is able to restore its intensity profile even after being scattered by the skin or the superficial layer of the tissue, allowing it to penetrate deep into the tissue to provide efficient therapeutic treatment.04-19-2012
20130211481HAND HELD SYSTEM FOR ANTIFUNGAL TREATMENT - An antifungal treatment system includes a light source. The light source may be positioned in a housing having an exit aperture. The light source may be energized to generate a concentrated beam of electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic radiation may be visible light radiation that includes infrared radiation. When energized, the concentrated beam may be directed out of the exit aperture by the light source. A focal point of the concentrated beam may be provided in a target area external to the housing to penetrate a human nail and destroy fungus resident thereunder.08-15-2013

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