Intellectual Property

TearScience has made a significant investment in time and resources to develop innovative solutions for assessing and treating evaporative dry eye disease. In order to protect its investment, TearScience has been granted the following patents for its intellectual property:

LipiFlow® patents

LipiFlow is covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents:

Patent No.

Patent Title

Date Issued

Documentation

7,976,573

Inner eyelid heat and pressure treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction

July 12, 2011

7,981,145

Treatment of meibomian glands

July 19, 2011

7,981,146

Inner eyelid treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction

July 19, 2011

8,025,689

Methods for treating meibomian gland dysfunction

September 27, 2011

LipiView® patents

LipiView is covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents:

Patent No.

Patent Title

Date Issued

Documentation

D614,774

Ocular imaging apparatus

April 27, 2010

7,758,190

Tear film measurement

July 20, 2010

7,988,294

Tear film measurement

August 2, 2011

8,092,023

Ocular surface interferometry (osi) methods for imaging and measuring ocular tear film layer thickness(es)

January 10, 2012

Other LipiFlow® related patents

Patent No.

Patent Title

Date Issued

Documentation

D613,408

Eye treatment head gear

April 6, 2010

D614,303

Eye treatment apparatus

April 20, 2010

D617,443

Eye treatment goggles

June 8, 2010

7,833,205

Methods for treating meibomian gland dysfunction employing fluid jet

November 16, 2010

Other LipiView® related patents

Patent No.

Patent Title

Date Issued

Documentation

8,249,695

Meibomian gland imaging

August 21, 2012

8,255,039

Meibomian gland illuminating and imaging

August 28, 2012

8,600,484

Meibomian gland imaging

December 3, 2013

8,888,286

Full-eye illumination ocular surface imaging of an ocular tear film for determining tear film thickness and/or providing ocular topography

November 18, 2014

LipiScan® related patents

Patent No.

Patent Title

Date Issued

Documentation

8,249,695

Meibomian Gland Imaging

August 21, 2012

8,255,039

Meibomian gland illuminating and imaging

August 28, 2012

8,600,484

Meibomian gland imaging

December 3, 2013