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Donald R. Korb patents

Recent bibliographic sampling of Donald R. Korb patents listed/published in the public domain by the USPTO (USPTO Patent Application #,Title):



11/06/14 - 20140330129 - Eyelid illumination systems and methods for imaging meibomian glands for meibomian gland analysis
Eyelid illumination systems and methods for imaging meibomian glands for meibomian gland analysis are disclosed. In one embodiment, a patient's eyelid is IR trans-illuminated with an infrared (IR) light. A trans-illumination image of the patient's eyelid is captured showing meibomian glands in dark outlined areas, whereas non-gland material is shown...
Inventors: Stephen M. Grenon, Donald R. Korb, Joshua Grenon, Scott Liddle, Steve Bacich (Tearscience, Inc.)

09/25/14 - 20140285767 - Ocular surface interferometry (osi) devices and systems for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film
Ocular surface interferometry (OSI) devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for measuring a tear film layer thickness (TFLT) of the ocular tear film, including lipid layer thickness (LLT) and/or aqueous layer thickness (ALT). The measured TFLT can be used to diagnosis dry eye syndrome (DES). In certain disclosed embodiments, a...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, William L. Weber, Randal B. Chinnock, Benjamin T. Gravely, Stephen M. Grenon

08/28/14 - 20140240671 - Methods and apparatuses for determining contact lens intolerance in contact lens wearer patients based on dry eye tear film characteristic analysis and dry eye symptoms
Methods and apparatuses for determining contact lens intolerance in contact lens wearer patients based on tear film characteristics analysis and dry eye symptoms are disclosed. In embodiments herein, imaging of the ocular tear film is performed during contact lens wear. An analysis of the image of the ocular tear film...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Stephen M. Grenon, Steve Bacich (Tearscience, Inc.)

04/17/14 - 20140104574 - Full-eye illumination ocular surface imaging of an ocular tear film for determining tear film thickness and/or providing ocular topography
Ocular surface interferometry (OSI) devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for measuring a tear film layer thickness (TFLT) of the ocular tear film, including the lipid layer thickness (LLT) and/or the aqueous layer thickness (ALT). The TFLT can be used to diagnose dry eye syndrome (DES). Certain embodiments also include...
Inventors: Stephen M. Grenon, Donald R. Korb (Tearscience, Inc.)

03/06/14 - 20140066821 - Methods, apparatuses, and systems for reducing intraocular pressure as a means of preventing or treating open-angle glaucoma
Embodiments include methods, apparatuses, and systems for reducing elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in a patient to either prevent or treat open-angle glaucoma. Heat is applied to the trabecular meshwork in the patient's eye without damaging proteins in the trabecular meshwork. The application of heat to the trabecular meshwork has the...
Inventors: Beth Friedland, Donald R. Korb, Steve Grenon, John Jans, Keith Gausmann, Timothy R. Willis (Tearscience, Inc.)

01/16/14 - 20140016093 - Apparatuses and methods for determining tear film break-up time and/or for detecting lid margin contact and blink rates, particulary for diagnosing, measuring, and/or analyzing dry eye conditions and symptoms
Embodiments disclosed herein include devices, systems, and methods for determining tear film break-up time and for detecting eyelid margin contact and blink rates, particularly for diagnosing, measuring, and/or analyzing dry eye conditions and symptoms. The apparatus and methods for determining tear film break-up time and for detecting eyelid margin contact...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Stephen M. Grenon, Caroline Blackie, Timothy R. Willis, Steve Bacich (Tearscience, Inc.)

11/21/13 - 20130308095 - Apparatuses and methods of ocular surface interferometry (osi) employing polarization and subtraction for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film
Apparatuses and methods employing ocular surface interferometry (OSI) employing polarization and subtraction for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film are disclosed. The apparatuses and methods can be employed for measuring tear film layer thickness (TFLT) of the ocular tear film, which includes lipid layer thickness (LLT) and/or aqueous...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, William L. Weber, Randal B. Chinnock, Benjamin T. Gravely, Stephen M. Grenon (Tearscience, Inc.)

11/07/13 - 20130293842 - Optical phantoms for use with ocular surface interferometry (osi) devices and systems configured to measure tear film layer thickness(es), and related use for calibration
Embodiments of the detailed description include optical phantoms for use with ocular surface interferometery (OSI) devices and systems configured to measure tear film layer thickness(es), and related use for calibration. The ocular surface interferometry (OSI) devices, systems, and methods can be used for imaging an ocular tear film and/or measuring...
Inventors: Stephen M. Grenon, Donald R. Korb, William L. Weber, Scott Liddle (Tearscience, Inc.)

09/05/13 - 20130229624 - Background reduction apparatuses and methods of ocular surface interferometry (osi) employing polarization for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film
Background reduction apparatuses and methods of Ocular surface interferometry (OSI) employing polarization are disclosed for measuring a tear film layer thickness (TFLT) of the ocular tear film, including lipid layer thickness (LLT) and/or aqueous layer thickness (ALT) and can be used to evaluate and potentially diagnosis dry eye syndrome (DES)....
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, William L. Weber, Randal B. Chinnock, Benjamin T. Gravely, Stephen M. Grenon (Tearscience, Inc.)

02/28/13 - 20130053733 - Methods and systems for treating meibomian gland dysfunction using radio-frequency energy
A method of treating meibomian gland dysfunction is disclosed. The method includes directing RF energy to an internal portion of a meibomian gland, selectively targeting an obstruction within a duct of the meibomian gland with the applied RF energy to melt, loosen, or soften the obstruction, and expressing the obstruction...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Stephen M. Grenon, Timothy R. Willis, Benjamin Tyson Gravely, Steven Bacich (Tearscience, Inc.)

10/18/12 - 20120265101 - Methods for diagnosing meibomian gland dysfunction
Methods of diagnosing meibomian gland dysfunction are disclosed. The methods may be standardized and provide an accurate diagnosis of whether meibomian gland dysfunction exists. In one embodiment, a method is provided that utilizes an evaluation tool to apply a force for a preselected period of time to at least one...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Caroline Blackie, Christy Stevens (Tearscience, Inc.)

09/20/12 - 20120236260 - Tear film measurement
A method for measuring the relative thickness of the lipid layer component of the precorneal tear film on the surface of an eye. Light is directed to the lipid layer of a patient's eye with an illuminator that is a broad spectrum light source covering the visible region and is...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Benjamin T. Gravely (Tearscience, Inc.)

09/06/12 - 20120226156 - Meibomian gland imaging
A method of evaluating dry eye in humans wherein the flow of naturally occurring secretion to the eye is reduced or stopped due to the presence of an obstruction of a meibomian gland in the eyelid involves applying a pressure to the eyelid that mimics pressure applied during blinking; and...
Inventors: Stephen M. Grenon, Timothy R. Willis, Benjamin T. Gravely, Donald R. Korb (Tearscience, Inc.)

08/23/12 - 20120214878 - High alcohol content sanitizer
This invention relates to an antimicrobial sanitizing composition in the form of a gel or cream that contains an alcohol in an amount of at least 55% by weight. The sanitizer is capable of disinfecting and providing prolonged antimicrobial property to a variety of surfaces, including the skin, without causing,...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Hridaya N. Bhargava (Donald R. Korb)

08/02/12 - 20120197360 - System for inner eyelid heat and pressure treatment for treating meibomian gland dysfunction
A system for treating meibomian gland dysfunction comprising a heating element that applies heat to the inside of the eyelid to provide conductive heat transfer to the meibomian glands, which assists in the expression of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands to restore sufficient sebum flow to the lipid...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Stephen M. Grenon (Tearscience, Inc.)

06/07/12 - 20120143102 - System for providing heat treatment and heat loss reduction for treating meibomian gland dysfunction
A system for treating meibomian gland dysfunction. A controller controls heat applied to the tissue proximate the patient's meibomian glands to provide conductive heat transfer to the meibomian glands. The application of heat assists in the expression of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands to restore sufficient sebum flow...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Stephen M. Grenon, Timothy R. Willis, John Martin Jans (Tearscience, Inc.)

05/31/12 - 20120136285 - System for outer eyelid heat and pressure treatment for treating meibomian gland dysfunction
A system for treating meibomian gland dysfunction. A controller controls heat applied to the outside of the eyelid to provide conductive heat transfer to the meibomian glands. The application of heat assists in the expression of obstructions or occlusions in the meibomian glands to restore sufficient sebum flow to the...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Stephen M. Grenon, Timothy R. Willis, Benjamin Tyson Gravely (Tearscience, Inc.)

04/12/12 - 20120088980 - Meibomian gland illuminating and imaging
In an illustrative embodiment, an apparatus for imaging a portion of a mammalian eyelid has an eye contact lenspiece configured to direct the light through an eyelid from posterior to anterior surface to thereby trans-illuminate the eyelid, when the light source illuminates the contact lens. An imaging device receives an...
Inventors: Benjamin T. Gravely, Stephen M. Grenon, Timothy R. Willis, John M. Jans, Donald R. Korb (Tearscience, Inc.)

01/19/12 - 20120016450 - Apparatuses for treatment of meibomian glands
In one embodiment, an apparatus for treating mammalian meibomian glands involves clearing the meibomian glands. The apparatus comprises a heater configured to apply a regulated heat to an eyelid containing the meibomian glands to a temperature adequate to melt obstructions in the meibomian glands to put the obstructions in a...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Timothy R. Willis, Stephen M. Grenon (Tearscience, Inc.)

01/19/12 - 20120016275 - Apparatus for treating meibomian gland dysfunction
An apparatus for treating meibomian gland dysfunction caused by meibomian gland obstruction in order to restore the natural flow of secretion from the meibomian gland comprises the application of a combination of energy, suction, vibration, heat, aspiration, chemical agents and pharmacological agents to loosen and thereafter remove the obstructive material....
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Timothy R. Willis, Benjamin T. Gravely (Tearscience, Inc.)

11/24/11 - 20110285961 - Tear film measurement
The invention comprises an apparatus for measuring the relative thickness of the lipid layer component of the precorneal tear film on the surface of an eye after distribution of the lipid layer subsequent to blinking is disclosed. An illuminator directs light to the lipid layer of a patient's eye. The...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Benjamin T. Gravely (Tearscience, Inc.)

06/09/11 - 20110137214 - Method and apparatus for treating gland dysfunction
A method and apparatus for treating gland dysfunction caused by gland obstruction in order to restore the natural flow of secretion from the gland comprises the application of a combination of energy, suction, vibration, heat, aspiration, chemical agents and pharmacological agents to loosen and thereafter remove the obstructive material....
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Timothy R. Willis, Benjamin T. Gravely, Stephen M. Grenon (Tearscience, Inc.)

06/02/11 - 20110130729 - Method and apparatus for treating gland dysfunction
A method and apparatus for treating gland dysfunction caused by gland obstruction in order to restore the natural flow of secretion from the gland comprises the application of a combination of energy, suction, vibration, heat, aspiration, chemical agents and pharmacological agents to loosen and thereafter remove the obstructive material....
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Timothy R. Willis, Benjamin T. Gravely, Stephen M. Grenon (Tearscience, Inc.)

01/27/11 - 20110022010 - Method and apparatus for treating meibomian gland dysfunction employing fluid jet
According to the present invention, there is provided a method of treating meibomian gland dysfunction in a mammal wherein an occlusion blocks at least a portion of the flow of naturally occurring secretion out of a gland channel orifice. The invention comprises selecting a device capable of delivering a jet...
Inventors: Stephen M. Grenon, Lyle Paul, Steven Roe, Donald R. Korb (Tearscience, Inc.)

04/08/10 - 20100085540 - Tear film measurement
The invention comprises an apparatus for measuring the relative thickness of the lipid layer component of the precorneal tear film on the surface of an eye after distribution of the lipid layer subsequent to blinking is disclosed. An illuminator directs light to the lipid layer of a patient's eye. The...
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03/12/09 - 20090068237 - Dry eye treatment
This invention relates to an emulsion composition for the formation of an artificial tear film over the ocular surface of the eye capable of providing mechanical lubrication for the ocular surface while reducing evaporation of fluid therefrom. The emulsion is desirably in the form of a meta stable emulsion and...
Inventors: Donald R. Korb, Chris J. Brancewicz

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