Patents Assigned to Ocular Sciences, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20180318319
    Abstract: Pharmaceutical compositions, methods for treating various issues of the eyes, and methods of preparing such compositions are described. These pharmaceutical compositions may be for treating glaucoma, in preparation of eye surgery, during eye surgery, various post-op care (e.g., after cataract surgery, laser eye surgery, and the like), for treating dry eyes, and/or for promoting eyelash growth. These pharmaceutical compositions may comprise such active ingredients (APIs) as: timolol, latanoprost, brimonidine tartrate, dorzolamide, moxifloxacin HCl, dexamethasone PO4, phenylephrine HCl, lidocaine HCl, ketorolac tromethamine, bromfenac, prednisolone PO4, gatifloxacin, amniotic cytokine extract (ACE), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Ocular Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Sampietro, Damien Goldberg, Amy Frost, Brian Holdorf
  • Publication number: 20050146679
    Abstract: Contact lenses for use in eyes are provided and include a lens body and a plurality of microchannels defined in a posterior face of the lens body. The microchannels are structured to promote effective tear fluid exchange between an exposed surface of the eye and a surface of the eye covered by the lens body. Each of the microchannels preferably includes a substantially junctionless, convex surface along a major portion of a length of the microchannel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: July 7, 2005
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Marmo, Gregg Dean
  • Patent number: 6886936
    Abstract: Contact lenses for use in eyes are provided and include a lens body and a plurality of microchannels defined in a posterior face of the lens body. The microchannels are structured to promote effective tear fluid exchange between an exposed surface of the eye and a surface of the eye covered by the lens body. Each of the microchannels preferably includes a substantially junctionless, convex surface along a major portion of a length of the microchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2005
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Christopher Marmo, Gregg A. Dean
  • Publication number: 20050080484
    Abstract: A corneal appliance that is placed over an eye has a lens body and epithelial cells secured over the lens body. The epithelial cells of the appliance may be derived from cultured cells, including stem cells, such as limbal stem cells, or epithelial cell lines, or may include at least a portion of the epithelium of the eye on which the appliance is placed. The corneal appliance may have a cellular attachment element between the lens body and the epithelial cells to facilitate attachment of the epithelial cells over the lens body. The corneal appliance is intended to be used on a deepithelialized eye, which may be an eye that has had the epithelium fully or partially removed. The corneal appliance may be used to improve vision. Methods of producing the corneal appliance and of improving vision are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Marmo, Arthur Back
  • Patent number: 6857740
    Abstract: A contact lens having a rotational stabilization mechanism thereon, such as prism ballast, and a thickness profile that reduces the torque imparted on the lens by the action of the eyelids, especially for stabilizing toric lenses. The prism ballast is provided on one or more portions of the anterior face of the lens such that the lens body has a uniform thickness of within 10% along horizontal cross-sections. The anterior face of the lens may be segregated into a peripheral zone, an inner zone circumscribed by the peripheral zone, and a central optic zone. The prism ballast portion is provided within the inner zone, which may be further subdivided into a superior portion, an intermediate portion proximate the optic zone, and an inferior portion. The ballast portion increases in thickness along a superior-inferior line parallel to a vertical meridian, and has a substantially uniform thickness perpendicular thereto. The peripheral zone may be tapered, and have a rounded edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2005
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Back
  • Patent number: 6824267
    Abstract: A tinted contact lens for insertion into an eye comprises a contact lens substrate and an iris-simulating pattern on the lens substrate. The iris simulating pattern comprises at least four distinctly colored colorants. A method for making a tinted contact lens for insertion into an eye comprises providing a plate having a surface, and lasing the plate to form at least one depression in the surface of the plate. The depression is of a shape constituting an iris portion pattern. A fluent colorant is introduced into the depression. The colorant is then transferred from the depression to a lens substrate in a manner so that the colorant colors the lens substrate in a colorant pattern of substantially the same shape as the iris portion pattern of the depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Streibig
  • Publication number: 20040223117
    Abstract: A tinted contact lens for insertion into an eye comprises a contact lens substrate and an iris-simulating pattern on the lens substrate. The iris simulating pattern comprises at least four distinctly colored colorants. A method for making a tinted contact lens for insertion into an eye comprises providing a plate having a surface, and lasing the plate to form at least one depression in the surface of the plate. The depression is of a shape constituting an iris portion pattern. A fluent colorant is introduced into the depression. The colorant is then transferred from the depression to a lens substrate in a manner so that the colorant colors the lens substrate in a colorant pattern of substantially the same shape as the iris portion pattern of the depression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Streibig
  • Publication number: 20040214914
    Abstract: Contact lenses ready for use in an eye are provided including a contact lens body containing a hydrophilic polymeric component and a water soluble polymer component. Such contact lenses, which preferably are wet cast molded, are particularly useful as disposable or single use lenses. New contact lens packaging systems and production methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Christopher Marmo
  • Publication number: 20040196429
    Abstract: A contact lens having a rotational stabilization mechanism thereon, such as prism ballast, and a thickness profile that reduces the torque imparted on the lens by the action of the eyelids, especially for stabilizing toric lenses. The prism ballast is provided on one or more portions of the anterior face of the lens such that the lens body has a uniform thickness of within 10% along horizontal cross-sections. The anterior face of the lens may be segregated into a peripheral zone, an inner zone circumscribed by the peripheral zone, and a central optic zone. The prism ballast portion is provided within the inner zone, which may be further subdivided into a superior portion, an intermediate portion proximate the optic zone, and an inferior portion. The ballast portion increases in thickness along a superior-inferior line parallel to a vertical meridian, and has a substantially uniform thickness perpendicular thereto. The peripheral zone may be tapered, and have a rounded edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Back
  • Patent number: 6786597
    Abstract: A tinted contact lens for insertion into an eye comprises a contact lens substrate and an iris-simulating pattern on the lens substrate. The iris simulating pattern comprises at least four distinctly colored colorants. A method for making a tinted contact lens for insertion into an eye comprises providing a plate having a surface, and lasing the plate to form at least one depression in the surface of the plate. The depression is of a shape constituting an iris portion pattern. A fluent colorant is introduced into the depression. The colorant is then transferred from the depression to a lens substrate in a manner so that the colorant colors the lens substrate in a colorant pattern of substantially the same shape as the iris portion pattern of the depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel G. Streibig
  • Patent number: 6779888
    Abstract: Contact lenses for use in eyes are provided and include a lens body and a plurality of radially extending microchannels defined in the posterior face of the lens body. In one embodiment, the microchannels are sized and adapted to promote effective tear fluid exchange between an exposed surface of the eye and a surface of the eye covered by the lens body without substantially interfering with the optical zone function of the lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Christopher Marmo
  • Publication number: 20040114101
    Abstract: A contact lens is provided including a lens body and an image component effective in producing a color shifting appearance of the contact lens. For example, the image component may include a light diffracting component made up of flakes of a multilayered interference film suspended in a polymeric medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashok R. Thakrar
  • Patent number: 6732993
    Abstract: Methods of cast molding toric contact lenses are provided including the steps of providing a first contact lens mold section; providing a molding apparatus and an insert tool adapted to be fixed to the molding apparatus at a plurality of different rotational orientations relative to the molding apparatus; fixing, at one of a plurality of different rotational orientations relative to the molding apparatus, the insert tool in a molding apparatus and producing a second mold section in the molding apparatus with the insert tool fixed thereto, wherein the second mold section includes a contour which corresponds to a toric optical zone of a contact lens; assembling the first and second mold sections; and cast molding a toric contact lens product between the mold sections. Sets of mold sections useful for molding toric contact lenses as provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg A. Dean
  • Publication number: 20040075807
    Abstract: Methods for producing a junctionless ophthalmic lens are provided. Additionally, ophthalmic lenses having junctionless, three dimensional surfaces, for example, asymmetrical anterior and/or posterior surfaces, as well as molding tools used in the production of such lenses, are also provided. The method generally include providing sample data points to define a surface contour, and interpolating between these data points using an algorithm to produce a simulated three dimensional surface. The simulated three dimensional surface is used in producing an ophthalmic lens, for example, in cast molding a contact lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2003
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Ho, Arthur Back
  • Publication number: 20040046932
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses, such as corneal contact lenses, include a lens body made of a composition including a lens body made of a composition including a first crosslinked polymer material which is water swellable, and a second polymeric material, other than the first material, selected from water soluble polymeric materials, water swellable polymeric materials and mixtures thereof. The second material is physically immobilized by the first material. Such lenses provide increased water retention and/or increased water content and/or increased modulus and/or reduced friction which increases lens wearer comfort. Compositions and methods for providing such lenses and compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiri Sulc, Zuzana Krckova
  • Publication number: 20040008877
    Abstract: An automated lens inspection system that images the edge and surface of an ophthalmic lens transmits light through the ophthalmic lens to a camera to create a complete digital image of the lens edge or lens surface. The digitized image(s) is(are) analyzed to detect defects or abnormalities of the ophthalmic lens. Methods of inspecting ophthalmic lenses are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Leppard, Mark Hoyle, Chris Townsend, Mike Hazell
  • Patent number: 6617373
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses, such as corneal contact lenses, include a lens body made of a composition including a lens body made of a composition including a first crosslinked polymer material which is water swellable, and a second polymeric material, other than the first material, selected from water soluble polymeric materials, water swellable polymeric materials and mixtures thereof. The second material is physically immobilized by the first material. Such lenses provide increased water retention and/or increased water content and/or increased modulus and/or reduced friction which increases lens wearer comfort. Compositions and methods for providing such lenses and compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiri Sulc, Zuzana Krcova
  • Publication number: 20030165015
    Abstract: Coated contact lenses are produced by providing a lens and coating at least a portion of a surface of the lens derived from a binder component and an activation component. The binder component comprises a binding polymer component with at least one epoxy group, and preferably at least two epoxy groups, per polymer molecule. The activation component is capable of reacting with the binding polymer component to form a crosslinked polymer component. Methods of coating lenses and coating compositions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2002
    Publication date: September 4, 2003
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard L. Jahnke
  • Publication number: 20030151718
    Abstract: Contact lenses for use in eyes are provided and include a lens body and a plurality of microchannels defined in a posterior face of the lens body. The microchannels are structured to promote effective tear fluid exchange between an exposed surface of the eye and a surface of the eye covered by the lens body. Each of the microchannels preferably includes a substantially junctionless, convex surface along a major portion of a length of the microchannel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Applicant: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Christopher Marmo, Gregg A. Dean
  • Patent number: 6595639
    Abstract: Methods for producing a junctionless ophthalmic lens are provided. Additionally, ophthalmic lenses having junctionless, three dimensional surfaces, for example, asymmetrical anterior and/or posterior surfaces, as well as molding tools used in the production of such lenses, are also provided. The method generally include providing sample data points to define a surface contour, and interpolating between these data points using an algorithm to produce a simulated three dimensional surface. The simulated three dimensional surface is used in producing an ophthalmic lens, for example, in cast molding a contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Ocular Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Ho, Arthur Back