Patents Assigned to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10345620
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some embodiments, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities into a fuel cell. The active elements of a cathode, anode, membrane and fuel storage are sealed with a laminate stack of biocompatible material. In some embodiments, a field of use for the methods and apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Sharika Snook, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10345621
    Abstract: Disclosed are powered or electronic ophthalmic devices or lenses which can have the ability to monitor and sense extreme gaze angle. Also disclosed is the use of extreme gaze angles to control the focal state of the lens as well as for augmenting, control of, or input to, other device parameters of the powered or electronic ophthalmic lens. Applicants have researched and determined what are believed to be acceptable ranges of both upward and downward extreme gaze angles which are not only measurably distinguishable from normally occurring gaze angles associated with everyday activities, but which are still achievable by the wearer if purposeful, as they are still within human eye movement capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Franklin, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10314530
    Abstract: An eyelid position sensor system and/or an eye movement sensor system for an ophthalmic lens having an electronic system is described herein for recording data associated with sleep of the wearer. The eyelid position sensor system is part of an electronic system incorporated into the ophthalmic lens. The electronic system in at least one embodiment includes a system controller and a data manager. In at least one embodiment, the eyelid position sensor system is utilized to determine eyelid position and the eye movement sensor system is utilized to determine eye position for the system controller to determine if the wearer is awake, asleep, or in REM sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10317705
    Abstract: This invention describes ophthalmic devices with media inserts that have photonic elements upon or within them. In some embodiments passive ophthalmic devices of various kinds may be formed. Methods and devices for active ophthalmic devices based on photonic based projection systems may also be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10315043
    Abstract: This invention provides for an energized biomedical ophthalmic device and associated method of measuring changes in biomarkers contained in tear film to generate data related to a light therapy regimen used to treat symptoms associated with seasonal affective disorder. In some embodiments, the energized biomedical ophthalmic device can include an energized contact lens with a light source in communication with a processor controlling said light source according to the light therapy regimen. The light therapy regimen may be generated or modified by the processor from the measured changes and sometimes from user's preferences, and/or additional measurements, including for example, light exposure and/or circadian rhythm of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10310293
    Abstract: A method for making a hydrogel, photochromic contact lens including supplying a first lens composition comprising a contact lens monomer and a photochromic material to a front contact lens mold and supplying a second lens composition to said contact lens mold wherein the viscosity of said first composition is at least about 1000 cp greater than the viscosity of said second contact lens composition, and the makeup of said second composition matches the of said first composition to reduce strain between said compositions of the resulting lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Donnie J. Duis, Yongcheng Li, Leilani K. Sonoda, Holly L. Grammer
  • Patent number: 10310294
    Abstract: Methods to form a device whereon flexible component elements are attached upon three-dimensional surfaces are described. In some aspects, the present invention includes incorporating flexible semiconductor devices onto three-dimensional surfaces with electrical contacts. In some aspects, the formed device may be incorporated in an ophthalmic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Daniel B. Otts, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10302970
    Abstract: An eyelid position sensor system for an ophthalmic lens comprising an electronic system is described herein for adjusting an oscillator frequency on the lens. In at least one embodiment, the frequency adjustment is based on at least one signal received by the contact lens. In a further embodiment, the at least one signal includes a signal providing a plurality of transitions to compare to transitions in an oscillator output signal. In at least one embodiment, the source of the external signal is lighting. In at least one embodiment, updating the oscillator frequency between two lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, Randall B. Pugh
  • Patent number: 10301465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions comprising at least one stable, near-monodisperse, non-reactive hydrophilic polymer comprising in said polymer's backbone, a hydrophilic segment having a degree of polymerization of about 10 to about 1000, and a linear silicone segment at at least one terminal end of said non-reactive hydrophilic polymer, wherein said silicone segment comprises between about 6 and about 200 siloxy units, and said non-reactive hydrophilic polymer is associated, via the linear silicone block with a silicone hydrogel. The non-reactive hydrophilic polymers may be incorporated into the formulation from which the silicone hydrogel is made or may be contacted with the silicone hydrogel post formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Scales, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Carrie Davis, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Patent number: 10288522
    Abstract: The system and methods are made to apply interferometry to ophthalmic applications. The system makes use of a low-coherence interferometer to obtain a plurality of measurements of a contacts lens. The system and methods characterizes the surface profile of both surfaces of a contact lens, a thickness profiles, and combines these measurements with an index information to reconstruct a complete model of the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Greivenkamp, Jr., James William Haywood, Kyle C. Heideman, Russell T. Spaulding, Gregory Allen Williby
  • Patent number: 10265916
    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: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Shivkumar Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 10267952
    Abstract: This invention relates to comfortable ophthalmic devices and methods of producing such devices by treating unhydrated, polymerized ophthalmic lens with a polymeric wetting agent, wherein the ophthalmic lens formulation does not comprise said wetting agent prior to its polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    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: 10259900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process comprising the steps of reacting a reactive mixture comprising at least one silicone-containing component, at least one hydrophilic component, and at least one diluent to form an ophthalmic device having an advancing contact angle of less than about 80°; and contacting the ophthalmic device with an aqueous extraction solution at an elevated extraction temperature, wherein said at least one diluent has a boiling point at least about 10° higher than said extraction temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, James D. Ford, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 10261344
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing an ophthalmic lens of variable optical power. The variable optic insert may have surfaces within that have differing radii of curvature. The variable optic insert may also comprise polarizing elements. In some examples, an intermediate optic piece may be formed to comprise a UV absorbing dye, allowing differential processing of regions on either side of the intermediate optic piece. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast-molded from a silicone hydrogel. The various ophthalmic lens entities may include electroactive liquid crystal layers to electrically control refractive characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10254443
    Abstract: This invention includes a wettable biomedical device containing a high molecular weight hydrophilic polymer and a hydroxyl-functionalized silicone-containing monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. McCabe, Frank F. Molock, Jr., Gregory A. Hill, Azaam Alli, Robert B. Steffen, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford
  • Patent number: 10244936
    Abstract: A method and system for providing vision correction to a patient is disclosed. The method and system employ a vision care POD to engage and provide vision diagnostics and correction options to a patient. More specifically, method and system may include educating the population of a geographic area through sources that target particular identified groups in need of vision correction; providing an eye examination to patients using a vision care POD to generate a personalized vision correction ID card; providing one or more vision correction solution(s) to the patient; supplying the patient with the one or more vision correction solution(s) and the corresponding training for the solution(s); and providing ongoing care and support to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Scolaro
  • Patent number: 10240034
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a silicone acrylamide copolymer of high acrylamide monomer content which has transparency and low modulus, employing the following configuration. The copolymer is suitably used for various kinds of medical devices, particularly ophthalmic lenses such as a contact lens, an intraocular lens, an artificial cornea, and is especially suitable for a contact lens. A copolymer comprising (A) a multi-functional (meth)acrylamide monomer having at least one siloxane bond and at least two (meth)acrylamide groups within a molecule and (B) a mono-functional linear silicone (meth)acrylamide monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryuta Tamiya, Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Masataka Nakamura, Thomas L. Maggio, Michelle Carman Turnage, Michael R. Clark
  • Patent number: 10238282
    Abstract: This invention provides for a method and an EMDU used to dispense precise quantities of liquids with an image sensor being capable of providing feedback to the user as to both, when an eye is properly aligned with the EMDU, and to detect and track the quantity of the dose administered on to the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie A. Voss, Catie A. Morley, Gary S. Hall
  • Patent number: 10213140
    Abstract: The present invention described a system for an energized ophthalmic device with a media insert that includes microfluidic elements upon or within the media insert. In some embodiments, the microfluidic elements may be useful for the purpose of analyzing an analyte such as glucose in a fluid sample. In addition, some embodiments can function with a medicament administering device to treat an abnormal condition identified during the analyte analysis in the fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch, Karson S. Putt
  • Patent number: 10216009
    Abstract: A lens driver or lens driver circuitry for an ophthalmic apparatus comprising an electronic system which actuates a variable-focus optic is disclosed herein. The lens driver is part of an electronic system incorporated into the ophthalmic apparatus. The electronic system includes one or more batteries or other power sources, power management circuitry, one or more sensors, clock generation circuitry, control algorithms and circuitry, and lens driver circuitry. The lens driver circuitry includes one or more power sources, one or more high voltage generators and one or more switching circuits. Specifically, the lens driver comprises an H-bridge/H-bridge controller for providing the proper voltage, including polarity, to drive the electronic included in the ophthalmic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Whitney, Adam Toner