Patents Assigned to Johnson & Johnson
  • Patent number: 10537683
    Abstract: A finger grip for receiving and retaining a syringe body of an injection syringe. The finger grip is easily pressed directly onto the syringe and employs a centering feature and a pair of one way, flexible latches that allow easy attachment to a syringe body yet ensures retention during normal and abnormal use. If a high horizontal component force is applied during normal or abnormal use, the finger grip will not become disconnected in an uncontrolled fashion from the syringe body, which might cause injury and/or damage to a patient being injected. The flexible latches may prevent detachment of the finger grip from the syringe below separation force of about 25 lbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Ruddocks, Walter A. York, Brent L. Burchfield, Jeffrey R. Burger, Joseph M. Lehman, Neal J. Kelly, Ken P. Monk, James R. Rowland, Nicole M. Samuelson
  • Patent number: 10537534
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions, methods and kits for treating acne and other skin conditions influenced by C. acnes, which combine administration of low levels of at least one substituted resorcinol and blue light to skin in need of treatment for such conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Fassih, Kelly A. Lewis, Davide Miksa, Christina Roberts, Michael D. Southall
  • Patent number: 10526296
    Abstract: Described are high energy light blocking compounds and ophthalmic devices containing the compounds. In particular, described are hydroxyphenyl naphthotriazole structures with polymerizable functionality that block high energy light and are visibly transparent. The hydroxyphenyl naphthotriazole structures can be incorporated into ophthalmic devices, such as hydrogel contact lenses, to protect eyes from high energy light radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Leilani K. Sonoda, Dola Sinha, Patricia Martin
  • Patent number: 10520753
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an arcuate liquid meniscus lens with a meniscus wall. Some specific embodiments include a liquid meniscus lens with a meniscus wall essentially in the shape of multiple segments of a frustum of a cone. Embodiments may also include a lens of suitable size and shape for inclusion in a contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B Pugh, Daniel B Otts, Adam Toner, Edward R Kernick, James Daniel Riall, Sharika Snook
  • Patent number: 10518105
    Abstract: Phototherapy systems comprising a therapeutic lamp platform for radiant lamps such as LEDs disposed in a holdable spot applicator assembly, the holdable spot applicator assembly including a reflective surface facing towards a patient and a plurality of LEDs for communicating lamp radiation from the lamps to a user. The lamps and associated circuitry are housed within a holdable elongated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Tapper, Lawrence A. Blaustein, David Shuter, Charles Peter Althoff, Bradley Feild Craddock
  • Patent number: 10502978
    Abstract: Provided are articles such as medical devices which comprise at least one water soluble, crosslinked copolymer. The primary polymer chains of the copolymer are hydrophilic and independently have a degree of polymerization in the range of about 10 to about 10,000. The water soluble, crosslinked copolymers of the present invention are free from terminal substrate associating segments. The copolymers may be incorporated into a formulation from which the article is made or may be contacted with the article post-formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Scales, Kevin P. McCabe, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Patent number: 10502979
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensor systems for electronic ophthalmic devices. In certain embodiments, the sensor systems may comprise a sensor such as an adjustable resistor configured in series with an eye of a user of the electronic ophthalmic device. The sensor systems may comprise a gain stage configured to amplify a signal indicative of a difference between a voltage drop across the eye and the adjustable resistor. The sensor systems may comprise an integrator configured to integrate the amplified signal. A resistance value of the adjustable resistor is configured to cancel a DC component of a resistance of the eye when an electrical current is caused to flow through the eye and the adjustable resistor. As such, the configured resistance value of the adjustable resistor is indicative of an impedance of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Kenneth Barrows, Steven Philip Hoggarth, Scott Robert Humphreys, John Rocco Robillotto, Adam Toner, George A. Zikos
  • Patent number: 10502867
    Abstract: Provided are compositions comprising a block copolymer of the following formula: [A]-B-[Q], wherein [A] is a polymer that has an affinity for a substrate; B is a linking group comprising an optionally-substituted, polyvalent linking group having a molecular weight of no more than 1000 g/mole; and [Q] comprises a semi-crosslinked, ungelled polymer derived from copolymerization of an ethylenically unsaturated monomer with a poly-functional ethylenically unsaturated monomer. Such block copolymers are cross-linked via the [Q] segment, but not macroscopically gelled. The [Q] segment is hydrophilic and has a degree of polymerization in the range of about 10 to about 10,000. The [A] segment is located on at least one terminal end of said block copolymer, comprises between about 1 and about 200 repeating units. The block copolymer is associated, via the linear substrate associative segment with a surface comprising at least one hydrophobic site, such as a silicone hydrogel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Scales, Kevin P. McCabe, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Patent number: 10500155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a lozenge dosage form having a disintegrative tablet portion and a candy glass shell portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard P. McNally, Gregory Koll, Oliver Anderson
  • Patent number: 10492675
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing optical corrective needs of a patient. The system includes a computer system including a processor adapted to run at least a refractive software application thereon, an input device in communication with said processor and adapted to receive input from a user, and a displace device in communication with said processor and adapted to display information, and refractive eyewear including electrically adjustable left and right lenses selectively controllable to adjust at least a sphere power of the respective lenses and in communication with the processor. The refractive software application receives input from the input device and the eyewear controller, and selectively adjusts the sphere power of the left and right lenses, controls information displayed on said display device, and stores information regarding the sphere power of the respective left and right lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc
    Inventors: Michael F. Widman, James Timothy Davis, Jasmin Laferriere
  • Patent number: 10493026
    Abstract: In one aspect the present invention features a process for making a tablet comprising the step of applying radiofrequency energy to a powder blend comprising lossy coated particles and at least one pharmaceutically active agent to sinter said powder blend into a tablet, said lossy coated particles comprising a substrate having a Q value of greater than 100 that is at least partially coated with a lossy coating comprising Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Koll, Gerard McNally, Christopher E. Szymczak
  • Patent number: 10492727
    Abstract: A device for determining a physiological property of a body includes an insulating support having a compliant contact surface with a conductive element to contact the body. A mounting fixture disposed over a mounting surface of the support removably holds a rigid sensor spaced apart from the body and coupled to the conductive element to determine the physiological property via that element. A method for enabling a physiological parameter to be measured without direct contact between an active device and the body includes arranging a conductive element over an inner surface of an insulating circumferential band. A sensor with the active device is attached to the exterior of the band and thus coupled to the element. A system includes the sensor having a mounting connector, and sensor carriers with respective supports, mounting fixtures, and conductive elements. The sensor mounted on a carrier determines the property via the respective conductive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Lee, Ryan Walsh, Alan Trojanowski
  • Patent number: 10492947
    Abstract: A design for dynamically adjusting parameters applied to a surgical instrument, such as an ocular surgical instrument, is presented. The method includes detecting surgical events from image data collected by a surgical microscope focused on an ocular surgical procedure, establishing a desired response for each detected surgical event, delivering the desired response to the ocular surgical instrument as a set of software instructions, and altering the surgical procedure based on the desired response received as the set of software instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Claus
  • Patent number: 10495902
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensor systems for electronic ophthalmic devices. In certain embodiments, the sensor systems may comprise a vibration sensor disposed adjacent an eye of a user, the vibration sensor configured to detect a vibration caused at least in part by ciliary muscle movement, the vibration sensor further configured to provide an output and a processor configured to receive the output and to determine a characteristic of the output indicative of the ciliary muscle movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10492948
    Abstract: A method of treating glaucoma in an eye utilizing an implanted shunt having an elastomeric plate and a non-valved elastomeric drainage tube. The plate is positioned over a sclera of the eye with an outflow end of the elastomeric drainage tube open to an outer surface of the plate. An inflow end of the drainage tube tunnels through the sclera and cornea to the anterior chamber of the eye. The drainage tube collapses upon initial insertion within an incision in the sclera and cornea, or at a kink on the outside of the incision, but has sufficient resiliency to restore its patency over time. The effect is a flow restrictor that regulates outflow from the eye until a scar tissue bleb forms around the plate of the shunt. The plate desirably has a peripheral ridge and a large number of fenestrations, and a longer suturing tab extending from one side of the plate to enhance visibility and accessibility when suturing the shunt to the sclera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: George Baerveldt
  • Patent number: 10485699
    Abstract: The invention is generally directed to phacoemulsification systems and methods, and more particularly to systems and methods for providing transverse phacoemulsification. In accordance with one embodiment, a phacoemulsification system is provided having a handpiece with a needle, wherein the phacoemulsification system is configured to vibrate the distal end of the needle in both an effective transverse direction and an effective longitudinal direction when power, having a single effective operating frequency is applied to the handpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Steen, Rob Raney, John Muri, George Bromfield
  • Patent number: 10488675
    Abstract: A contact lens having a lens edge defining an outer periphery of the contact lens, an optic zone positioned within the lens edge designed to provide corrective vision for a patient, a Lens Center having a vertical axis and a horizontal axis passing therethrough, and first and second fiducial indicators present at first and second different locations around the lens edge. The first and second fiducial indicators each include at least one recess into or at least one projection extending outwardly from the lens edge and are different from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc
    Inventors: Christopher Wildsmith, Michael F. Widman
  • Patent number: 10478336
    Abstract: A phacoemulsification handpiece for providing transverse phacoemulsification. The phacoemulsification handpiece may have a needle and a horn, wherein the distal end of the needle is configured to vibrate in a transverse direction and a longitudinal direction when power is applied to the handpiece. The horn may have one or more notches distributed around an outer surface of the horn, wherein the one or more notches enable the distal end of the needle to vibrate in the transverse and longitudinal directions when power is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Steen, Rob Raney, John Muri, George Bromfield
  • Patent number: 10478337
    Abstract: A system for performing an ocular surgical procedure is provided. The system includes a multiple frequency signal source, a configurable tuned output filter connected to the multiple frequency signal source, and a multiple frequency ultrasonic handpiece. The multiple frequency signal source operates at a first frequency and is configured to drive the configurable filter and the multiple frequency ultrasonic handpiece at the first frequency. The multiple frequency signal source operates at a second frequency and is configured to drive the configurable filter and the multiple frequency ultrasonic handpiece at the second frequency, and the design addresses third harmonic frequency issues for the multiple frequency ultrasonic handpiece. Switchable passive components, such as inductors, resistors, and/or capacitors may be employed in the configurable tuned output circuit, or alternately multiple similar circuits may be employed. Alternately, a multi-tap transformer may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Rob Raney, David A. King, David A. Greenbaum
  • Patent number: D871210
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Spencer Clifton, Ann Catharine Hintze