Patents Assigned to Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10209534
    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: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Dola Sinha
  • Publication number: 20190051092
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing ophthalmic lens packages comprises a first spool and a second spool rotatably mounted to a least one support. Each of a plurality of cartridges has a back wall, two side walls, and an attachment means to couple each cartridge to another cartridge. The back wall comprises at least two holes, and each side wall comprises a means for releasably holding a package. A plurality of cartridges attached to each other comprises a first end and a second end, with the first end attached to the first spool, and the second end attached to the second spool. When the first or second spool rotates, the plurality of cartridges coils around the first or second spool. A pushing means extends a pushing member through a hole, and a scanning means moves in response to an electrical or mechanical signal between said first spool and said second spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R Kernick, Hamid A Darabi, Daniel T Wang
  • Publication number: 20190051091
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing ophthalmic lens packages comprises a first spool and a second spool rotatably mounted to a least one support, and a flexible sheet, having a hole, that coils or uncoils around the spools in response to their rotation. A cartridge with a hole and a means for releasably holding a package is attached to the flexible sheet, and the hole of the flexible sheet and the hole of the cartridge are aligned to permit an object to pass therethrough. A pushing means, between said first spool and said second spool, extends a pushing member through the hole of the flexible sheet and the hole of the cartridge. A scanning means moves in response to an electrical or mechanical signal between said first spool and said second spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R Kernick, Hamid A Darabi, Daniel T Wang
  • Patent number: 10203521
    Abstract: The present invention, as described above and as further defined by the claims below, provides methods for forming an Ophthalmic Lens that encapsulates a Rigid Insert, wherein the Rigid Insert may be tailored to correct specific astigmatic characteristics of an eye and apparatus for implementing such methods, as well as Ophthalmic Lenses formed with the Rigid Inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, James D. Riall, Sharika Snook, Edward R. Kernick, Karson S. Putt, Frederick A. Flitsch, Camille Higham
  • Patent number: 10197707
    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: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenjing Xiao, Barry Van Gemert, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Frank Molock
  • Patent number: 10185056
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a method for forming a silicone hydrogel material that is useful for forming contact lens materials. The method includes using an effective amount of a borate additive to reduce the gel time of the silicone hydrogel reactive mixture and/or enhance the optical properties of the resulting cured material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford
  • Patent number: 10159461
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an ophthalmic device with a retinal vascularization monitoring system and associated methods. In some embodiments, the ophthalmic device can be a contact lens with a retinal vascularization monitoring system that can be used to monitor temporal changes of a pulsating vessel forming part of the retinal vascularization. Further, the retinal vascularization monitoring system may include elements for delivering a signal, including an audible and/or visual message, to the user that can be useful for identifying abnormal conditions such as a cardiac failure without delay. The audible and/or visual messages can be signals communicated to the user using one or both of the ophthalmic device and a wireless device in communication with the ophthalmic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Braxton Pugh
  • Patent number: 10151935
    Abstract: Translating contact lenses which are truncated for correcting presbyopia and whose design is optimized to maximize translation ability while maintaining comfort when the lens is worn on eye. Truncation of the lenses results in a non-round geometry while still retaining under-lid residency in select portions of the lens itself. Maximum thickness and back surface radius of curvature along with ramp shape can be optimized individually or in combination to maximize translation of the lens relative to the eye, when the lens is positioned on eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Yves Gerligand, Gregory J. Hofmann, Philippe F. Jubin, Shahrokh Zeinali-Davarani
  • Patent number: 10145757
    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: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    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: 10146065
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for methods and apparatus for manufacturing an Ophthalmic Lens with passive event coloration mechanisms, which may not require a power source. In some embodiments, the passive event coloration mechanisms may be combined with Rigid Inserts or Media Inserts, wherein the inserts may provide additional functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Karson S Putt, Camille Higham, Sharika Snook
  • Patent number: 10126567
    Abstract: This invention discloses apparatus for generating an ophthalmic lens with at least a portion of one surface free-formed from a Reactive Mixture. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is formed on a substrate with an arcuate optical quality surface via a source of actinic radiation controllable to cure a definable portion of a volume of Reactive Mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F Widman, John B Enns, P. Mark Powell, Peter W Sites
  • Patent number: 10125209
    Abstract: To obtain a hydrophilic macromonomer mixture which is a highly polymerized hydrophilic macromonomer, has few components not bonded to the polymer chain after polymerization, and is less likely to leaching. Provided is a macromonomer mixture containing macromonomer A being a macromonomer having a group obtained by further introducing a polymerizable group into a reactive group derived from a polymerization initiator at an end thereof; and macromonomer B being a macromonomer having a group obtained by further introducing a polymerizable group into a reactive group derived from a chain transfer agent at an end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Fujisawa, Masataka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10117790
    Abstract: A personal hygiene product with a digital element is described. In one embodiment, a conductive sensor assembly is disposed within the personal hygiene product that includes one or more moisture sensors that generate a resistive signal indicative of saturation of the personal hygiene product when in wetting contact with menstrual fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Braxton Pugh, William Chester Neeley
  • Patent number: 10109145
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing ophthalmic lens packages having a pushing means and methods of its use are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Kernick, Hamid A. Darabi, Daniel T. Wang
  • Patent number: 10101581
    Abstract: An eyelid position sensor system for an ophthalmic lens comprising an electronic system is described herein for determining at least one of drowsiness or sleep onset 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 power source, power management circuitry, one or more sensors, clock generation circuitry, control algorithms and circuitry, and an alert mechanism. The eyelid position sensor system is utilized to determine eyelid position and use this information to determine if the wearer is asleep or awake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10092075
    Abstract: The packages described by this invention all have reduced “head space,” that is, the distance from lid to lens. Packages contain dimples to achieve this reduced head space. Specifically, packages are designed with dimple sag equal to or less than 1.90-mm, or volume displaced equal to or less than 360 ?l. Combined with the existing primary packaging, it has been found that such conditions provide for reduction in folded lens rate during shipping and handling. As well, lenses stored or having an extended time in low head space packages in a “foil down” orientation now have characteristics closer lenses stored in a “foil up orientation”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Barre, Edward Kernick, Dominic Gourd, Douglas Lilac, Charles Medovich, Jonathan Adams
  • Patent number: 10073192
    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: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Scales, Kevin P. McCabe, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Patent number: 10064547
    Abstract: A new vision test, incorporating textual and non-textual elements in an image, is configured to demonstrate the effects of low cylinder astigmatism and other sources of blur on visual quality. The elements are designed to be noticeable, relevant, important and engaging. The new vision test may be utilized to supplement conventional vision testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hawke, Jonathan Hansen, Ross Franklin, Andy Milton, Ben Rose, Michael Murphy
  • Publication number: 20180246349
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of making a mask for patterning a three-dimensional substrate. A mandrel includes a form machined in a surface corresponding to a shape of the substrate. A layer of material is deposited in a first region of the form and a metal layer is deposited in a second region of the form. A portion of the mandrel is subsequently removed. The present invention also provides a method of patterning a three-dimensional substrate with a mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Pandojirao, James D. Riall, Adam Toner, Jeffrey Miller
  • Patent number: 10061143
    Abstract: Contact lenses incorporate multifocal power profiles that at least one of slow, retard or preventing myopia progression. The lens includes a first zone at a center of the ophthalmic lens and at least one peripheral zone surrounding the first zone. The at least one peripheral zone has a different width and dioptric power than the first zone. The first zone and at least one peripheral zone are stepped or discontinuous. The multifocal power profile has substantially equivalent foveal vision correction to a single vision lens and has a depth of focus and reduced retinal image quality sensitivity that slows, retards, or prevents myopia progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled A. Chehab, Xu Cheng, Kurt John Moody, Xin Wei