Patents by Inventor Charles Scales

Charles Scales has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210318469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20210261712
    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: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Aitken, Charles Scales, Scott Joslin, Yong Zhang, Dola Sinha, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Patricia Martin, Fang Lu, Donnie Duis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 11067720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20210179766
    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: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Brian Aitken, Charles Scales, Scott Joslin, Yong Zhang, Dola Sinha, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Patricia Martin, Fang Lu, Donnie Duis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • 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: 10961341
    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: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 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
  • Publication number: 20190353829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 10386545
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20190233572
    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: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Aitken, Charles Scales, Scott Joslin, Yong Zhang, Dola Sinha, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Patricia Martin, Fang Lu, Donnie Duis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180044518
    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: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Scales, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Publication number: 20180037690
    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: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Brian Aitken, Charles Scales, Scott Joslin, Yong Zhang, Dola Sinha, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Patricia Martin, Fang Lu, Donnie Duis, Stephen C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 9815979
    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: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Scales, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Publication number: 20170146695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9612364
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers comprising at least one pharmaceutical or nutriceutical component and displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, Ranganath Raja, Sharmila Muthukrishnan, C. Surendran, R. Sridharan
  • Patent number: 9599751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20170051145
    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: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Scales, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Patent number: 9522980
    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 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: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Scales, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Carrie Davis, Brent Matthew Healy
  • Publication number: 20150378057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9170349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ionic silicone hydrogel polymers displaying improved lysozyme uptake, low contact angle and reduced water soluble polymeric ammonium salt uptake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivkumar Mahadevan, Zohra Fadli, Charles Scales, Thomas Maggio, Kunisi Venkatasubban, Eric R. George, James D. Ford, Carrie L. Davis, Leah Hansen, Scott L. Joslin