Patents Assigned to Johnson & Johnson
  • Patent number: 11029534
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming a contact lens includes submerging a convex optical quality surface of a forming optic in a reservoir containing Lens Reactive Mixture, projecting a first Actinic Radiation with a first wavelength through pre-selected regions of the forming optic that correspond to increased thickness in the lens to be formed for selectively polymerize the Lens Reactive Mixture on a Voxel by Voxel basis; projecting a second Actinic Radiation with a different wavelength through the entire forming optic to selectively polymerize the Lens Reactive Mixture on a Voxel by Voxel basis, removing the forming optic and polymerized Lens Reactive Mixture from the reservoir and applying a Fixing Radiation to form the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Mark Powell, Peter W Sites, Joe M Wood, Michael F Widman
  • Patent number: 11030438
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system that may be incorporated into currently available electronic devices such as laptops, cell-phones and tablets, that help the user to maintain a viewing distance that is safe for the eyes. In order to avoid near-point stress on the eyes which may lead to the onset of myopia and/or accelerate the progression of myopia, especially in children or young adults, the system of the present invention monitors viewing distance and automatically distorts the image and/or text display into a format that is unreadable, for example, through blurring or pixilation, when the device is too close to the viewer. Alternatively, the system may automatically turn off the display when the device is too close and turn the display on when the device is at the proper viewing distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernesto Quinteros, Vicente Caride
  • Patent number: 11029537
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses are described herein. An example ophthalmic lens may comprise a first surface. The example ophthalmic lens may comprise a second surface disposed opposite the first surface. The second surface may be configured to abut at least a portion of an eye of a wearer. The example ophthalmic lens may comprise a lens stabilization zone disposed adjacent the first surface. At least a contour of the lens stabilization zone may be configured to minimize a recovery time for the ophthalmic lens to orient to a resting position from a misaligned position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Gerligand, Philippe F. Jubin, Gary Richardson
  • Patent number: 11029539
    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: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Scales, Kevin P. McCabe, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Patent number: 11021558
    Abstract: Provided are polymer compositions made by a process comprising: (a) providing a first reactive composition containing: (i) a polymerization initiator that is capable, upon a first activation, of forming two or more free radical groups, at least one of which is further activatable by subsequent activation; (ii) one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds; and (iii) a crosslinker; (b) subjecting the first reactive composition to a first activation step such that the first reactive composition polymerizes therein to form a crosslinked substrate network containing a covalently bound activatable free radical initiator, (c) combining the crosslinked substrate network with a second reactive composition containing one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds; and (d) activating the covalently bound activatable free radical initiator of the crosslinked substrate network such that the second reactive composition polymerizes therein with the crosslinked substrate network to form a grafted polymeric network and a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Aitken, Charles Scales, Scott Joslin, Yong Zhang, Dola Sinha, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Patricia Martin, Fang Lu, Donnie Duis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 11013587
    Abstract: A surgical implant (20) comprises a flexible basic structure (22) having a face and a plurality of resorbable film pieces (26) attached to the face of the basic structure (22). Each film piece (26) comprises a plurality of solid protrusions (28) emerging from the respective film piece (26) is a direction away from the basic structure (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Medical GMBH
    Inventors: Jorg Priewe, Volker Harms
  • Patent number: 11013404
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adaptive configuration of ophthalmic devices are disclosed. An example method may comprise receiving, by a first sensor system disposed on or in a first ophthalmic device, sensor data representing movement of an eye of a user, wherein the first ophthalmic device is disposed within or upon an eye of the user; causing, based on the sensor data, storage of a history of movement of the eye; determining, based on the history of movement, a dwell characteristic indicating a distance at which the eye is fixated when an event occurs; and causing output of a signal indicative of performing an action in response to determining the dwell characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, Donald K. Whitney, Scott Humphreys
  • Patent number: 11015988
    Abstract: A method for providing a temperature sensitive element surrounding a surgical instrument to provide a visual indication of tip temperature to an operator of the instrument. Change in color of the element is an indication to the operator to be aware of the generated heat and reduce power to the instrument accordingly. When the tip of a surgical instrument heats up to a certain threshold that would cause harm, a reversible thermochromic property of the element may change colors in direct relation to the rise and fall of temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Chetan P. Nirkhe
  • Patent number: 11007090
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for forming tampon blanks for further processing into compressed, self-sustaining tampons, permits increased speed and accuracy of the process step. The apparatus includes a sliver guide; a gripper capable of reciprocating motion and arranged and configured to cooperate with the sliver 5 guide to grasp an end of a sliver maintained therein; a winding mandrel; a plurality of winding cups; and e) a string application and knotter apparatus comprising a circular ring bearing having a string conveyor mounted thereon. The circular ring bearing of the string application and knotter apparatus defines a plane perpendicular to the sliver guide and motion of the gripper and parallel to the 10 winding axis of the winding mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Cankar, Markus Klar, Markus Anger, Martin Bergermann, Jens-Petter Arnesen
  • Patent number: 11000368
    Abstract: This intraocular lens (IOL) injector cartridge has a proximal opening in a main body for receiving an IOL. The main body has a lumen that extends longitudinally to a distal end having an opening smaller than the IOL. Passage through the lumen compresses or rolls the IOL so that when the distal end is inserted through a small incision in the eye the IOL can be expelled into the capsular bag. The distal end of the cartridge is beveled with a leading tip in front of a trailing heel. The characteristics of the beveled end are such that damage to the IOL is reduced. The bevel may be straight or curved and includes a distal face defined by the thickness of the distal end between the lumen and an exterior surface. The distal face may be flush with the bevel or chamfered. An inner corner angle between the distal face and the lumen is ?60° to reduce the chance of scratching the IOL as it passes out of the distal opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, David W. Gaylord, Kevin Springer
  • Patent number: 11000466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions for and methods of retarding hair loss or facilitating hair growth comprising a hair growth active and a C8-C24 alcohol ester of a carboxylic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Wu
  • Patent number: 10993894
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to liquids such as mouth rinses for the prevention and elimination of bad breath as well as for the reduction of oral microorganisms responsible for the development of dental plaque and tooth decay. In particular, the present invention relates to a method of preparing non-alcohol or reduced alcohol mouth rinses effective at preventing the above-mentioned problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Gambogi, Carolyn J. Mordas
  • Patent number: 10993839
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically pulsing different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level, and applied to the probe in a pulsed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10993837
    Abstract: An ocular surgical apparatus is provided, including a processor configured to receive ocular surgical data and a graphical user interface configured to display the ocular surgical data to a user. The processor configured to filter the ocular surgical data and the graphical user interface configured to display filtered ocular surgical data. The processor is configured to receive a number of ocular surgical data samples, discard selected ocular surgical data samples thereby yielding a number of emphasized samples, and perform an operation on the number of emphasized samples to produce filtered ocular surgical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Abraham Hajishah, Mitchell W Mallough, Joseph E Pedroza
  • Patent number: 10996491
    Abstract: Provided are ink compositions for making cosmetic contact lenses, as well as cosmetic contact lenses and methods for their preparation and use. The ink composition comprises: (a) a colorant; (b) a hydrophilic polymer; and (c) a binder polymer comprising a triblock polymer of formula: [A]-[B]-[C], wherein [A], [B] and [C] are as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaqunda Patton, Yong Zhang, Alexander Guzman
  • Patent number: 10987215
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method that provides hydraulically assisted delivery of intraocular lenses (IOL) from a insertion tool. The IOL insertion system having an insertion rod with a tube having a first end and a second end, a piston head affixed to the insertion rod and positioned between the first and second end, a hydraulic chamber, an aspiration line communicatively connected to the hydraulic chamber, and at least one valve in fluid communication with the aspiration line, wherein the insertion rod moves in response to the displacement of hydraulic fluid within the hydraulic chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark E. Steen
  • Patent number: D917692
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Antonio Alkmin, Marcelo N. Pitta
  • Patent number: D918377
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Michael G. Cannamela, Anthony Robert Geonnotti, III, Max Hunter Knecht, Bjarne Høltzermann
  • Patent number: D918398
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Leonardo Caneppele, Andre Narcizo, Paulo Cesar de Godoy Oriani, Carmine Rizzo, Andre Luiz Santos
  • Patent number: D919084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Antonio Alkmin, Marcelo N. Pitta