Patents Assigned to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
  • Patent number: 12045772
    Abstract: An automated product locker includes a housing and a drawer configured to be slidably stowable within the housing. The defines a storage area for storing product. Visual indicators on the product locker indicate respective positions, i.e., locations of the product within the storage area, so that desired products may located by the user. Upon withdrawal or closure of a door by a user, a machine vision system, such as a camera, may capture information about the product and inventory the product based, at least in part, on the information identified from images of the product obtaining by the machine vision system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R Kernick, James Scolaro, Leslie A Voss, Ahmed Tawfik, Kyungmin Andy Lee
  • Patent number: 12014480
    Abstract: A method for quality control of contact lens packages comprises receiving a first data set comprising a plurality of images of a contact lens package having physically implanted defects; receiving a second data set comprising a plurality of images of a contact lens package having digitally implanted defects; testing and training, on the first and second data set, a model to determine a validated one or more quality control models; capturing image data of a package of a contact lens; analyzing, based on the validated one or more quality control models, the image data; and causing, based on the analyzing, output of a quality control metric indicative of at least an accept or reject condition of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Kernick, Peter Cerreta
  • Patent number: 11993037
    Abstract: A method or use of a contact lens, includes applying to at least one eye of a contact lens wearer the contact lens that is a free radical reaction product of a reactive mixture that includes one or more polymerizable compounds suitable for making the contact lens; and a high energy visible (HEV) light absorbing compound; and improving, by the contact lens, at least one clinical attribute comprising overall preference of the contact lens while using computer screens and digital devices as observed by the contact lens wearer, comfort at the end of the day, CLUE Comfort score, CLUE Vision score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Dawn D. Wright, Patricia Martin, Jie Xu, John R. Buch
  • Patent number: 11992101
    Abstract: A primary package for holding contact lenses is disclosed. It is primarily made from a nucleated polypropylene resin. It has been determined that the nucleated polypropylene resin should be formulated with a polypropylene base resin with greater than 99% polypropylene homopolymer and a primary and secondary stabilizer, which also contains a catalyst acid scavenger; at least one nucleator/clarifier; and at least one catalyst acid scavenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Grischenko, Billy Boddiford
  • Patent number: 11982881
    Abstract: A contact lens having an electronic system is described herein to provide lens accommodation using a distance measurement determined from an ultrasound time of flight signal. In at least one embodiment, the contact lens includes an ultrasound module, a system controller, a timing circuit, and an actuator. In at least one embodiment, the ultrasound module includes at least one transducer configured to emit a sound pressure wave outwardly and receive a reflected sound pressure wave from an object. A timer may track an elapsed time between generation and detection of the sound pressure wave by the at least one transducer to determine the distance to the object. In at least one embodiment, lens accommodation is further achieved using a communication link between a pair of contact lenses to determine a convergence angle based on independent distance measurements generated by each contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Scott Langford, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 11970431
    Abstract: Described are polymerizable high energy light absorbing compounds of formula I: Wherein Y, Pg, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are as described herein. The compounds absorb various wavelengths of ultraviolet and/or high energy visible light and are suitable for incorporation in various products, such as biomedical devices and ophthalmic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghulam Maharvi, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Stephen C. Arnold, Patricia Martin, Leilani K. Sonoda, Dola Sinha
  • Patent number: 11971518
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are compositions and methods comprising a composition for light filtering. An example composition comprises a plurality of metal nanoparticles, at least a portion of the plurality of metal nanoparticles having an anisotropic shape; and a stabilizing mechanism disposed to selectively couple with at least a portion of the plurality of metal nanoparticles, wherein the composition exhibits a peak light filtering value in the range of about 600 nm to about 850 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Gu, Aaron Joshua Clasky, Paul Chen
  • Patent number: 11958824
    Abstract: Described are visible light absorbing compounds. The compounds have a visible light absorption maximum between 430 and 480 nm and a full width half maximum (FWHM) at the visible light absorption maximum of at least 35 nm and up to 100 nanometers, wherein the compounds are photostable. The compounds substantially mimic the visible light absorbance properties of macular pigment while remaining photostable. The compounds may be used in a variety of articles, including ophthalmic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Shivkumar Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 11953651
    Abstract: This invention relates to comfortable ophthalmic devices and methods of producing such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. McCabe, Robert B. Steffen, Hélène Aguilar, W. Anthony Martin, Susan W. Neadle, Ann-Marie Wong Meyers, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, Dominic P. Gourd, Kristy L. Canavan, Gregory A. Hill
  • Patent number: 11947193
    Abstract: A storage container for contact lenses has a well for receiving a contact lens and a storage liquid and a floor. A support structure of the storage container holds the contact lens in a defined location above the floor of the well, the defined location having a lens depression area that in use permits depression of the contact lens under finger pressure, where the support structure supports a concave surface of a contact lens and acts as a fulcrum wherein the contact lens pivots about the fulcrum such a contact surface area of the contact lens deforms when pressure is applied to a portion of the contact lens in the depression area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John Greenwood, Guy St John Tristram Smith
  • Patent number: 11945180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a contact lens including the steps of: (i) adding reactive components to a mold, wherein the reactive components comprise (a) at least one hydroxy-containing silicone component having a weight average molecular weight from about 200 to about 15,000 g/mole and (b) at least one mono-ether terminated, mono-methacrylate terminated polyethylene glycol having a weight average molecular weight from about 200 to about 10,000 g/mole; (ii) curing the reactive components within the mold to form the contact lens; and (iii) removing the contact lens from said mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Shivkumar Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 11912800
    Abstract: Provided are compounds that may function as functionalized polymerization initiators, for instance in the manufacture of ophthalmic lenses, and to methods of such manufacture. The compounds are of formula I: wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, T, p, q, and n are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Widman, Ghulam Maharvi, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Azaam Alli, Alexander Guzman, Xin Wei, Minghan Chen
  • Patent number: 11891526
    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; and (b) a nonreactive hydrophilic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaqunda Patton, Yong Zhang, Alexander Guzman, Ghulam Maharvi
  • Patent number: 11885706
    Abstract: A method of determining the transmittance of a contact lens (200) includes the steps of obtaining a measurement of a first intensity of electromagnetic radiation reflected by ocular surface (100) with an intensity measuring device (400), positioning the contact lens (200) in direct contact with the ocular surface (100), obtaining a measurement of a second intensity of electromagnetic radiation transmitted through the contact lens (200) that is reflected a region (110) of the ocular surface (100) that is covered by the contact lens (200) with the intensity measuring device (400); and calculating the transmittance using the measurements of the first intensity and the second intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: Transitions Optical, Ltd., Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Forrest R. Blackburn, Joshua Hazle, Patricia Martin
  • Patent number: 11874434
    Abstract: Various non-limiting embodiments of the present disclosure relate to ophthalmic devices comprising photochromic materials comprising a reactive substituent. For example, the present disclosure contemplates ophthalmic devices comprising photochromic materials, such as photochromic naphthopyrans and indeno-fused naphthopyrans having a reactive substituent comprising a reactive moiety linked to the photochromic naphthopyran by one or more linking groups. In certain non-limiting embodiments, the reactive moiety comprises a polymerizable moiety. In other non-limiting embodiments, the reactive moiety comprises a nucleophilic moiety. Other non-limiting embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods of making the photochromic ophthalmic device, wherein the photochromic ophthalmic devices comprise the photochromic naphthopyrans described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenjing Xiao, Barry Van Gemert, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Frank Molock
  • Patent number: 11861823
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for quantifying contact lens deposition. An example method may comprise disposing a contact lens sample in a fluid well. The example method may comprise disposing a volume of tear fluid in the well with the contact lens sample. The example method may comprise capturing pre-rinse images of the contact lens sample. The example method may comprise rinsing the contact lens sample. The example method may comprise capturing post-rinse images of the contact lens after the rinsing. The example method may comprise determining, using one or more of the tear images or the post-rinse images, a deposition metric. The example method may comprise outputting the deposition metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Li, Bailin Liang
  • Patent number: 11853013
    Abstract: Described are systems and methods which can be used to indicate the period of time elapsed since the occurrence of a triggering event. More particularly, this application relates to systems and methods which can be used to visually indicate the time period elapsed since an article has been removed from its packaging. The system can include an indicator disposed on or within the article and a trigger disposed within the receptacle and in contact with the indicator. The article may be enclosed within a sealable receptacle of the package. The indicator is responsive to a change in a concentration of the trigger in contact with the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Gu, Paul Chen
  • Patent number: 11834547
    Abstract: Provided are ophthalmic devices comprised of a reaction product of a composition comprising: (i) a crosslinked substrate network containing covalently bound activatable free radical initiators; and (ii) a grafting composition containing one or more ethylenically unsaturated compounds. Also provided are processes for making ophthalmic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    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: 11827755
    Abstract: Described is a silicone hydrogel contact lens having non-uniform morphology. The contact lens may be made from a reactive mixture comprising: a silicone-containing component; a hydrophilic component; a non-reactive polymeric internal wetting agent; and a polymerization initiator, the contact lens having an oxygen permeability of at least about 60 barrers, and wherein the molar ratio in the lens of the polymeric non-reactive internal wetting agent to silicone, without a surface treatment, is greater in the lens's surface than in its bulk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Donald E. Riederer, Alexander Guzman, Bernardo Santa Maria
  • Patent number: 11829008
    Abstract: A molded contact lens comprising a stiffer optic zone relative to the peripheral zone of the contact lens provides an optical element for correcting astigmatism without the need for or substantially minimizing the need for the correction of rotational misalignment. The higher elastic modulus optic zone vaults over the cornea thereby allowing a tear lens to form. The tear lens follows or assumes the shape of the back surface of the contact lens. The combination of the tear lens and the optical zone provide an optical element for correction of refractive error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Dola Sinha