Patents by Inventor Edmond Quinn

Edmond Quinn 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: 20080097002
    Abstract: Provided are a novel class of fumaric- and itaconic-containing prepolymers and compositions comprising the prepolymers used in the manufacture of medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20070138668
    Abstract: A process for removing extractables from biomedical devices, particularly ophthalmic biomedical devices, involves contacting the device with a mixture of first and second extractants. The first extractant is an organic compound having a flash point above 38° C., and the second extractant is an organic compound having a flash point below 38° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn, Alan Wilson
  • Publication number: 20070138669
    Abstract: A process for producing polymeric biomedical devices, such as contact lenses, involves casting a monomeric mixture including a diluent; and subsequently removing extractables from the devices by contacting the devices with the an additional volume of the diluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn, Alan Wilson
  • Publication number: 20070129521
    Abstract: Provided are novel reactive functionalized fumaric- and itaconic-containing prepolymers and compositions comprising the prepolymers used in the manufacture of medical devices. The prepolymers can be used to provide surface modified contact lenses formed from one or more fumaric- or itaconic-containing prepolymers having reactive functionality that is complimentary to reactive, hydrophilic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Publication date: June 7, 2007
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20070092830
    Abstract: A polymeric radiation-absorbing material comprises units of a polymerizable benzotriazole-based radiation-absorbing compound and a monomer, and is capable of absorbing UV radiation, at least about 90 percent of light having wavelength of 425 nm, less than about 50 percent of light having wavelength of 450 nm, and less than about 30 percent of light having wavelength of 475 nm. Ophthalmic devices, such as contact lenses, corneal rings, corneal inlays, keratoprostheses, and intraocular lenses, are made from such polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20070092831
    Abstract: A radiation-absorbing polymeric material comprises units of a polymerizable UV-absorbing compound, a violet light-absorbing compound, and a monomer, and is capable of absorbing UV radiation, at least about 90 percent of light having wavelength of 425 nm, less than about 50 percent of light having wavelength of 450 nm, and less than about 30 percent of light having wavelength of 475 nm. Ophthalmic devices, such as contact lenses, corneal rings, corneal inlays, keratoprostheses, and intraocular lenses, are made from such polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20060223964
    Abstract: A polysiloxane comprises diaryl, dialkyl, and arylalkyl siloxane units, and further has at least a functional group. Such polysiloxane can be further copolymerized with an additional monomer to produce polymeric compositions suitable for making ophthalmic devices. The additional monomer can be selected to produce desirable properties for ophthalmic applications, such as high refractive index and/or high elongation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20060217454
    Abstract: Provided are surface modified contact lenses formed from one or more fumaric- or itaconic-containing prepolymers having reactive functionality that is complimentary to reactive hydrophilic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20060197067
    Abstract: An ophthalmic composition includes a hydrophilic radiation-absorbing material, which includes a radiation-absorbing moiety coupled with a hydrophilic moiety. An ophthalmic device immersed in such a composition can obtain a radiation-absorbing property and provide protection to the wearer against such radiation. The ophthalmic composition can be formulated to achieve an effect selected from cleaning, sterilizing, storing, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: Erning Xia, Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20060142526
    Abstract: A polysiloxane prepolymer that is useful for forming biomedical devices has the formula: M(*Dii*PS)x*Dii*M??(I) wherein: each M is independently a polymerizable ethylenically unsaturated radical; each Dii is independently a diradical residue of a diisocyanate; each PS is independently a diradical residue of a polysiloxane-diol or a polysiloxane-diamine; each * is independently —NH—CO—NH—, —NH—COO— or —OCO—NH—; and x is at least 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Weihong Lang, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20060142524
    Abstract: A polysiloxane prepolymer that is useful for forming biomedical devices comprises blocks (I) and (II) and is terminated at each end with an ethylenically unsaturated radical: (*Dii*Diol*Dii*PS)x??(I) (*Dii*PS)y??(II) wherein: each Dii is independently a diradical residue of a diisocyanate; each Diol is independently a diradical residue of a diol having 1 to 10 carbon atoms; each PS is independently a diradical residue of a polysiloxane-containing diol or diamine; each * is independently —NH—CO—NH—, —NH—COO— or —OCO—NH—: x represents the number of blocks (I) and is at least 2, and y represents the number of blocks (II) and is at least 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Weihong Lang, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20060142525
    Abstract: Hydrogel copolymers are useful for forming biomedical devices, particularly ophthalmic devices including contact lenses, intraocular lenses and ophthalmic implants. The copolymers have a desirable combination of oxygen permeability, tensile modulus, and water content, especially for soft contact lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Weihong Lang, Edmond Quinn, Dominic Ruscio
  • Publication number: 20060025554
    Abstract: A process for producing polysiloxane prepolymers of improved homogeneity for use in the production of relatively high refractive index polymeric compositions is described herein. Polymeric compositions so produced are useful in the production of ophthalmic devices such as for example intraocular lenses and corneal inlays. The preferred polymeric compositions are produced through the copolymerization of one or more polysiloxane prepolymers with hydrosilane-containing polysiloxanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2005
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050288466
    Abstract: Provided are a novel class of fumaric- and itaconic-containing prepolymers and compositions comprising the prepolymers used in the manufacture of medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Publication date: December 29, 2005
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050176898
    Abstract: A process for producing polysiloxane prepolymers of improved homogeneity for use in the production of relatively high refractive index polymeric compositions is described herein. Polymeric compositions so produced are useful in the production of ophthalmic devices such as for example intraocular lenses and corneal inlays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Publication date: August 11, 2005
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn, Xiaojun Liu, Edmund Maziarz
  • Publication number: 20050171314
    Abstract: Relatively high refractive index polymeric compositions and ophthalmic devices such as for example intraocular lenses and corneal inlays made therefrom are described herein. The preferred polymeric compositions are produced through the copolymerization of one or more aromatic-substituted polysiloxane prepolymers with one or more aro matic monomers, alkylated monomers or hydrophilic monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050165246
    Abstract: Relatively high refractive index polymeric compositions and ophthalmic devices such as for example intraocular lenses and corneal inlays made therefrom are described herein. The preferred polymeric compositions are produced through the copolymerization of one or more aromatic-substituted polysiloxane prepolymers with one or more aromatic monomers, alkylated monomers or hydrophilic monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Publication date: July 28, 2005
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050128425
    Abstract: Relatively high refractive index polymeric compositions and ophthalmic devices such as for example intraocular lenses and corneal inlays made therefrom are described herein. The preferred polymeric compositions are produced through the copolymerization of one or more aromatic-substituted polysiloxane prepolymers with one or more aromatic monomers, alkylated monomers or hydrophilic monomers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050124719
    Abstract: Provided are surface modified contact lenses formed from one or more fumaric- or itaconic-containing prepolymers having reactive functionality that is complimentary to reactive hydrophilic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn
  • Publication number: 20050124776
    Abstract: Provided are novel reactive functionalized fumaric- and itaconic-containing prepolymers and compositions comprising the prepolymers used in the manufacture of medical devices. The prepolymers can be used to provide surface modified contact lenses formed from one or more fumaric- or itaconic-containing prepolymers having reactive functionality that is complimentary to reactive, hydrophilic polymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Yu-Chin Lai, Edmond Quinn