Patents by Inventor Frederick A. Flitsch

Frederick A. Flitsch 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: 10775645
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to enhance levels of oxygen in tear fluid under a worn advanced contact lens are described. The advanced contact lens may include an insert which is impermeable to fluid flow across its body. The method of enhancement may include creating pores through the insert, creating channels in portions of the contact lens body, including layers of absorptive material, including devices to generate or release oxygen or means of moving tear fluid under the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10775644
    Abstract: Antennas and antenna systems may be designed and configured for incorporation into mechanical devices, including medical devices, such as ophthalmic devices, including contact lenses. These antennas and antenna systems may be utilized to transmit data from the mechanical device to a receiver, to receive data from a transmitter, and/or to inductively charge an electromechanical cell or the like incorporated into the mechanical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, Adam Toner, Frederick A Flitsch, James Daniel Riall
  • Publication number: 20200277741
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various advancements for mobile and automated processing utilizing additive manufacturing. The present disclosure includes methods for the utilization of mobile and automated processing apparatus and may include examples of sealcoating operations. In some examples, omnidirectional drive systems such as Mecanum wheels may create novel operational aspects. Artificial intelligence techniques may enhance operations and may be used to create model for the processing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Flitsch, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20200247058
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various aspects for mobile and automated processing utilizing additive manufacturing. The present disclosure includes methods for the utilization of mobile and automated processing apparatus. In some examples, the mobile additive manufacturing apparatus may create communication means into an advanced roadway, which may be used for various communications including communications to and from autonomous vehicles. The communications may involve data related to the operation of systems of autonomous vehicles. In other examples, the communications may relate to the status of roadways which may be sensed or imaged by vehicles using the advanced roadways.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Flitsch, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10734668
    Abstract: Designs, strategies and methods for forming tube shaped batteries are described. In some examples, hermetic seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the tube-shaped batteries. This may improve biocompatibility of energization elements. In some examples, the tube form biocompatible energization elements may be used in a biomedical device. In some further examples, the tube form biocompatible energization elements may be used in a contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart Michael Davis, Frederick A. Flitsch, Milburn Ebenezer Jacob Muthu, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Publication number: 20200212402
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some embodiments, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities comprising active cathode chemistry. The active elements of the cathode and anode are sealed with a laminate stack of biocompatible material. In some embodiments, a field of use for the methods and apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Milburn Ebenezer Muthu, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner, Lawrence Edward Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10697134
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various advancements for mobile and automated processing utilizing additive manufacturing. The present disclosure includes methods for the utilization of mobile and automated processing apparatus and may include examples of sealcoating operations. In some examples, omnidirectional drive systems such as Mecanum wheels may create novel operational aspects. Artificial intelligence techniques may enhance operations and may be used to create model for the processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Flitsch, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20200203123
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus for an imaging system comprising a multitude of chemical emitting elements upon a substrate. In some embodiments the substrate may be approximately round with a radius of approximately one inch. Various methods relating to using and producing an imaging system of chemical emitters are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventor: Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10690940
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing a variable aperture insert into a lens. A liquid crystal layer may be used to provide a variable aperture function and in some examples. In other examples, electrochromic, photochromic, liquid meniscus or electroactive elastomeric devices may form a light blocking element of a variable aperture insert. In some examples, an ophthalmic lens is cast-molded from a silicone hydrogel including a variable aperture insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch, Praveen Pandojirao
  • Publication number: 20200183188
    Abstract: An energized ophthalmic lens device is disclosed. The energized ophthalmic lens device can include one or more modulated photonic emitters, a media insert supporting a first processor and one or more light sources, and one or more antennas configured to communicate with the first processor and a second processor. The one or more light sources can be configured to generate light. At least a portion of the generated light from the one or more light sources can be emitted by the one or more photonic emitters. The first processor can be configured to receive, from a sensor, an indication to project a visual representation. The processor can further be configured to control, in response to the received indication, at least one of the one of more modulated photonic emitters and the one or more light sources based on one or more programmed parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20200176289
    Abstract: The present invention provides various aspects for supporting multilevel fabricators. In some examples, the multilevel fabricators may include a cleanspace region for moving work material. In some examples, panels of filters may be positioned to support the cleanspace. In some embodiments existing processing equipment and automation are placed into the new environment. In other embodiments the processing equipment is placed and new automation equipment is used. Automated tool placement equipment may be used to place the equipment. In some examples, automated tool handling equipment may be used to remove and replace processing equipment into the multilevel fabricator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10661505
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various aspects for mobile and automated processing utilizing additive manufacturing. The present disclosure includes methods for the utilization of mobile and automated processing apparatus. In some examples, the mobile additive manufacturing apparatus may perform surface treatments that alter the topography of an existing surface. Other examples may involve the processing of dimensionally large layers which may be joined together to create large pieces with three dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Addibots, LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Flitsch, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20200146624
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for fostering wireless communication to and from orthopedic implants. Cuff and bandage devices provide a means of supporting a device which coordinates and optimizes communication with orthopedic implants. The devices support methods which can provide feedback to a user to optimize the signal strength and signal to noise aspects of wireless connections to and from orthopedic implants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Filip Leszko, George A. Mikhail, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10651063
    Abstract: The present invention provides various aspects for processing multiple types of substrates within cleanspace fabricators or for processing multiple or single types of substrates in multiple types of cleanspace environments. In some embodiments, a collocated composite cleanspace fabricator may be capable of processing semiconductor devices into integrated circuits and then performing assembly operations to result in product in packaged form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10627651
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some embodiments, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities comprising active cathode chemistry. The active elements of the cathode and anode are sealed with a laminate stack of biocompatible material. In some embodiments, a field of use for the methods and apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Millburn Ebenezer Muthu, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner, Lawrence Edward Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10627809
    Abstract: The present invention provides various aspects for supporting multilevel fabricators. In some examples, the multilevel fabricators may include a cleanspace region for moving work material. In some examples, panels of filters may be positioned to support the cleanspace. In some embodiments existing processing equipment and automation are placed into the new environment. In other embodiments the processing equipment is placed and new automation equipment is used. Automated tool placement equipment may be used to place the equipment. In some examples, automated tool handling equipment may be used to remove and replace processing equipment into the multilevel fabricator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20200119316
    Abstract: Designs, strategies and methods for forming micro-batteries are described. In some examples, ultrasonic welded seals may be used to seal battery chemistry within the micro-battery. In some further examples, the micro-battery is encapsulated by a copper film where at least a portion of the copper film is formed by electroless plating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Audebert, Frederick A. Flitsch, Zachary Kanner, Milburn Ebenezer Muthu, Leonard Pagliaro, Randall B. Pugh, Lawrence Edward Weinstein, Serena Peterson, Jonathan Howarth
  • Patent number: 10614993
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus for an imaging system comprising a multitude of chemical emitting elements upon a substrate. In some embodiments the substrate may be approximately round with a radius of approximately one inch. Various methods relating to using and producing an imaging system of chemical emitters are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10598958
    Abstract: Device and methods for sealing and encapsulation for biocompatible energization elements are described. In some examples, the device and methods for sealing and encapsulation for biocompatible energization elements involve heat welding, laser welding, or both where a laminar structure is enclosed by a polymer film capable of sealing. In some examples, a field of use for the apparatus and methods may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner, Stuart Michael Davis
  • Publication number: 20200086578
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides various aspects for mobile and automated processing utilizing additive manufacturing. The present disclosure includes methods for the utilization of mobile and automated processing apparatus. In some examples, the mobile additive manufacturing apparatus may perform surface treatments that alter the topography of an existing surface. Other examples may involve the processing of dimensionally large layers which may be joined together to create large pieces with three dimensional shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Robert A. Flitsch, Frederick A. Flitsch