Patents by Inventor James Daniel Riall

James Daniel Riall 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10558062
    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: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner, Shivkumar Mahadevan
  • Publication number: 20200004048
    Abstract: Methods to form a device whereon flexible component elements are attached upon three-dimensional surfaces are described. In some aspects, the present invention includes incorporating flexible semiconductor devices onto three-dimensional surfaces with electrical contacts. In some aspects, the formed device may be incorporated in an ophthalmic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Randall B Pugh, James Daniel Riall Daniel James Daniel Riall, Daniel B. Otts, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10520753
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an arcuate liquid meniscus lens with a meniscus wall. Some specific embodiments include a liquid meniscus lens with a meniscus wall essentially in the shape of multiple segments of a frustum of a cone. Embodiments may also include a lens of suitable size and shape for inclusion in a contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B Pugh, Daniel B Otts, Adam Toner, Edward R Kernick, James Daniel Riall, Sharika Snook
  • Publication number: 20190372075
    Abstract: In one example, a battery includes a negative terminal, a positive terminal, an electrolyte contained between the negative terminal and the positive terminal, and a hydrogel layer positioned between and physically separating the negative terminal and the positive terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Paul S. Andry, Eric Lewandowski, Adam Toner, Daniel Otts, James Daniel Riall, Cornelia T. Yang
  • Patent number: 10451897
    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: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10388929
    Abstract: In one example, a battery includes a negative terminal, a positive terminal, an electrolyte contained between the negative terminal and the positive terminal, and a hydrogel layer positioned between and physically separating the negative terminal and the positive terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Andry, Eric Lewandowski, Adam Toner, Daniel Otts, James Daniel Riall, Cornelia T. Yang
  • Patent number: 10386656
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some examples, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities composing active cathode chemistry. The active elements of the cathode and anode are sealed with a biocompatible material. In some examples, a field of use for the methods and apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch, Shivkumar Mahadevan
  • Patent number: 10386653
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for providing a variable optic insert into an ophthalmic lens as set forth. An energy source is capable of powering the variable optic insert included within the ophthalmic lens. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast-molded from a silicone hydrogel. The various ophthalmic lens entities may include electroactive liquid crystal layers to electrically control refractive characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Beaton, Luciano De Sio, Frederick A. Flitsch, Praveen Pandojirao, Randall Braxton Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Svetlana Serak, Nelson V. Tabirian, Adam Toner, Olena Uskova
  • Patent number: 10381687
    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 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10374216
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some examples, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming pellets comprising active cathode chemistry. The active elements of the cathode and anode are sealed with a biocompatible material. In some examples, a field of use for the methods and apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10367233
    Abstract: Designs, strategies and methods to form energization elements comprising polymer electrolytes are described. In some examples, the biocompatible energization elements may be used in a biomedical device. In some further examples, the biocompatible energization elements may be used in a contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Millburn Ebenezer Jacob Muthu, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10361404
    Abstract: Anode formulations and designs for use in biocompatible energization elements are described. In some examples, a field of use for the apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10345619
    Abstract: Thinned, flexible surface regions upon which flexible active components may be utilized to attach flexible active components in space/volume constrained devices, for example, a powered ophthalmic device. Thinned, flexible surface regions foster an avenue for enhanced functionality because various electronic circuits and components can be integrated into polymeric structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, James Daniel Riall, Sharika Snook, Dawn Jamisha Owens, Marina Archer
  • Patent number: 10310294
    Abstract: Methods to form a device whereon flexible component elements are attached upon three-dimensional surfaces are described. In some aspects, the present invention includes incorporating flexible semiconductor devices onto three-dimensional surfaces with electrical contacts. In some aspects, the formed device may be incorporated in an ophthalmic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Daniel B. Otts, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20190137785
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sealing and encapsulating components on and within a multi-piece insert are set forth herein. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast molded from a silicone hydrogel and the component includes a sealed and encapsulated multi-piece insert portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: James Daniel Riall, Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, Frederick A. Flitsch, Adam Toner
  • Publication number: 20180284480
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing a variable optic insert into an ophthalmic lens. A liquid crystal layer may be used to provide a variable optic function and in some examples, an alignment layer for the liquid crystal layer may be patterned in a cycloidally dependent manner. The patterning may allow for a polarization dependent lens in some examples. An energy source is capable of powering the variable optic insert included within the ophthalmic lens. In some examples, an ophthalmic lens is cast-molded from a silicone hydrogel. The various ophthalmic lens entities may include electroactive liquid crystal layers to electrically control optical characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Luciano De Sio, Frederick A. Flitsch, Praveen Pandojirao-S, Randall Braxton Pugh, Svetlan Serak, Nelson V. Tabirian, Adam Toner, Olena Uskova, James Daniel Riall
  • Patent number: 10036899
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sealing and encapsulating components on and within a multi-piece insert are set forth herein. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast molded from a silicone hydrogel and the component includes a sealed and encapsulated multi-piece insert portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James Daniel Riall, Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, Frederick A. Flitsch, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: D863390
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James Daniel Riall, Frederick A. Flitsch