Patents by Inventor James D. Ford

James D. Ford 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: 10676575
    Abstract: Described is a tri-block prepolymer having a chemical structure of [A]-[B]-[C], comprising at least one monovalent reactive group, wherein segment [A] and [C] independently comprise polymeric segments based on a first hydrophilic monomer comprising functionality selected from the group consisting of hydroxyalkyl, alkylamine, and mixtures thereof and optionally a second hydrophilic monomer, and [B] comprises a polymeric segment of at least one silicone-containing macromer and optionally a third hydrophilic monomer comprising functionality selected from the group consisting of hydroxyalkyl, alkylamine, and mixtures thereof and optionally a silicone-containing monomer. These prepolymers may be used alone or in combination with other components in reactive monomer mixtures for making silicone hydrogels and ophthalmic devices made therefrom, including contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Scott L. Joslin, Shivkumar Mahadevan, James D. Ford
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10628058
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for verifying, storing, and transferring data within an entity. The system is configured for receiving data from one or more source systems, generating a metadata, exposure, and control statement for the data, transferring the data and the metadata, exposure, and control statement to a system of origination, logically classifying the data in the system of record into one or more domains, transferring the data into one or more authorized data sources associated with the one or more domains, receiving a request from a user associated with a target system to retrieve a set of data from the one or more authorized data sources, and transferring the set of data from the one or more authorized data sources to the target system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mary Kathleen Riley, Renee Marie Melin, Todd David Abbott, Timothy Lamonte Atwell, Edward W. Carroll, Paresh Bhagwandas Chande, Michele Barker Fasciana, Douglas David Foley, Bryan L. Ford, Christopher Ryan Galloway, James Grae Garrison, Brian P. Gibbons, Kecia Marie Heidebrecht, Gayle Tawanda Jackson, Jeffrey Morse Larmondra, Kimberly Lynn Lewis, Srinivasa D. Madireddi, Gautam Suryakant Nipanikar, Michael Harold Perry, Laurie Readhead, Prakash Srinivasan, Kyle S. Sorensen, Constance Jones Suarez, Jeffrey Roger Walls
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 20180100039
    Abstract: Described is a tri-block prepolymer having a chemical structure of [A]-[B]-[C], comprising at least one monovalent reactive group, wherein segment [A] and [C] independently comprise polymeric segments based on a first hydrophilic monomer comprising functionality selected from the group consisting of hydroxyalkyl, alkylamine, and mixtures thereof and optionally a second hydrophilic monomer, and [B] comprises a polymeric segment of at least one silicone-containing macromer and optionally a third hydrophilic monomer comprising functionality selected from the group consisting of hydroxyalkyl, alkylamine, and mixtures thereof and optionally a silicone-containing monomer. These prepolymers may be used alone or in combination with other components in reactive monomer mixtures for making silicone hydrogels and ophthalmic devices made therefrom, including contact lenses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Scott L. Joslin, Shivkumar Mahadevan, 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: 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
  • 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