Patents by Inventor Douglas G. Vanderlaan

Douglas G. Vanderlaan 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).

  • Patent number: 10641926
    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: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    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
  • Publication number: 20190317246
    Abstract: This invention relates to comfortable ophthalmic devices and methods of producing such devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    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: 10353115
    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: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20190187332
    Abstract: This invention includes a wettable biomedical device containing a high molecular weight hydrophilic polymer and a hydroxyl-functionalized silicone-containing monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin P. McCabe, Frank F. Molock, JR., Gregory A. Hill, Azaam Alli, Robert B. Steffen, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180217295
    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: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20180203161
    Abstract: This invention includes a wettable biomedical device containing a high molecular weight hydrophilic polymer and a hydroxyl-functionalized silicone-containing monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin P. McCabe, Frank F. Molock, JR., Gregory A. Hill, Azaam Alli, Robert B. Steffen, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford
  • Patent number: 10017596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to silicone hydrogels having a desirable balance of properties which can be formed without diluents. The silicone hydrogels are formed from reactive mixtures comprising at least one hydroxyl substituted, monofunctional polydialkylsiloxane monomer having between 2 and 120 dialkylsiloxane repeating units, at least one slow reacting hydrophilic monomer and at least one hydroxyl containing hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9994665
    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: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9964666
    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: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9958577
    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: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    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
  • Publication number: 20170160433
    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: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford
  • Publication number: 20170129983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to silicone hydrogels having a desirable balance of properties which can be formed without diluents. The silicone hydrogels are formed from reactive mixtures comprising at least one hydroxyl substituted, monofunctional polydialkylsiloxane monomer having between 2 and 120 dialkylsiloxane repeating units, at least one slow reacting hydrophilic monomer and at least one hydroxyl containing hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Publication number: 20170114174
    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: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin
  • Patent number: 9612363
    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: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford
  • 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: 9588258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to silicone hydrogels having a desirable balance of properties which can be formed without diluents. The silicone hydrogels are formed from reactive mixtures comprising at least one hydroxyl substituted, monofunctional polydialkylsiloxane monomer having between 2 and 120 dialkylsiloxane repeating units, at least one slow reacting hydrophilic monomer and at least one hydroxyl containing hydrophilic monomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Douglas G. Vanderlaan, James D. Ford, Scott L. Joslin