Patents by Inventor Randall B. Pugh

Randall B. Pugh 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: 11202726
    Abstract: A personal hygiene product with a digital element is described. In one embodiment, a conductive sensor assembly is disposed within the personal hygiene product that includes one or more moisture sensors that generate a resistive and/or capacitive signal indicative of saturation of the personal hygiene product when in wetting contact with menstrual fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner, Jose Francisco Cau, DAvid Kimball, William Chester Neeley
  • Publication number: 20210181531
    Abstract: Tunable apodized multiple-focus ophthalmic devices and methods characterized by a lens with multiple optical zones each with an optical power optimized for one or more focal lengths and a tunable apodization mask positioned within at least a portion of the optical zone(s). Upon a desired change of focus for the wearer, an optical transmission characteristic of the tunable apodization mask may be varied. The tunable apodization mask may take the form of an electrochromic device or another suitable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Matthew Reedy, Randall B Pugh, Derek Nankivil, Pere Ventura, Ross Franklin, Adam Toner
  • Publication number: 20210165247
    Abstract: The present invention, as described above and as further defined by the claims below, provides methods for forming an Ophthalmic Lens that encapsulates a Rigid Insert, wherein the Rigid Insert may be tailored to correct specific astigmatic characteristics of an eye and apparatus for implementing such methods, as well as Ophthalmic Lenses formed with the Rigid Inserts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, James D. Riall, Sharika Snook, Karson S. Putts, Edward R. Kernick, Frederick A. Flitsch, Camille Higham
  • Publication number: 20210141243
    Abstract: Designs, apparatus and methods to form contact lenses with aesthetic elements on demand are described. In some examples, the method of defining the aesthetic aspect includes printing patterns. Other examples include photochromic or thermochromic elements which may provide patterning on exposure to electromagnetic irradiation. In some further examples, energized components in contact lenses may provide aesthetic characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Randall B. Pugh
  • Patent number: 11000226
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Filip Leszko, George A. Mikhail, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10942370
    Abstract: The present invention, as described above and as further defined by the claims below, provides methods for forming an Ophthalmic Lens that encapsulates a Rigid Insert, wherein the Rigid Insert may be tailored to correct specific astigmatic characteristics of an eye and apparatus for implementing such methods, as well as Ophthalmic Lenses formed with the Rigid Inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, James D. Riall, Sharika Snook, Karson S. Putts, Edward R. Kernick, Frederick A. Flitsch, Camille Higham
  • Patent number: 10932902
    Abstract: Tunable apodized multiple-focus ophthalmic devices and methods characterized by a lens with multiple optical zones each with an optical power optimized for one or more focal lengths and a tunable apodization mask positioned within at least a portion of the optical zone(s). Upon a desired change of focus for the wearer, an optical transmission characteristic of the tunable apodization mask may be varied. The tunable apodization mask may take the form of an electrochromic device or another suitable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Reedy, Randall B Pugh, Derek Nankivil, Pere Ventura, Ross Franklin, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10935813
    Abstract: Designs, apparatus and methods to form contact lenses with aesthetic elements on demand are described. In some examples, the method of defining the aesthetic aspect includes printing patterns. Other examples include photochromic or thermochromic elements which may provide patterning on exposure to electromagnetic irradiation. In some further examples, energized components in contact lenses may provide aesthetic characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Randall B. Pugh
  • Patent number: 10784877
    Abstract: Programmable timer circuits are disclosed. One timer circuit may include a reference circuit configured to generate a bias current, a current controlled oscillator configured to receive the bias current c, and a frequency divider network configured to divide an output of the oscillator. The timer circuit may be capable of timing for 24 hour period, while using less than 5nA of quiescent current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory James Fisher, Donald Scott Langford, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 20200060809
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensor systems for electronic ophthalmic devices. In certain embodiments, the sensor systems may comprise a sensor and a processor operably connected to the sensor. The processor may be configured for receiving, from the sensor, sensor data representative of a vibration caused by the user. The vibration may be caused at least in part by one or more of a mouth of the user or an extremity of the user. The processor may be configured for determining a user instruction based on the vibration. The processor may be configured for causing the ophthalmic device to be controlled based on the user instruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Adam Toner, Randall B. Pugh