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: 10345620
    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 into a fuel cell. The active elements of a cathode, anode, membrane and fuel storage 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: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Sharika Snook, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20190183397
    Abstract: The present invention described a system for an energized ophthalmic device with a media insert that includes microfluidic elements upon or within the media insert. In some embodiments, the microfluidic elements may be useful for the purpose of analyzing an analyte such as glucose in a fluid sample. In addition, some embodiments can function with a medicament administering device to treat an abnormal condition identified during the analyte analysis in the fluid sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch, Karson S. Putts
  • Publication number: 20190179166
    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 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    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: 10314530
    Abstract: An eyelid position sensor system and/or an eye movement sensor system for an ophthalmic lens having an electronic system is described herein for recording data associated with sleep of the wearer. The eyelid position sensor system is part of an electronic system incorporated into the ophthalmic lens. The electronic system in at least one embodiment includes a system controller and a data manager. In at least one embodiment, the eyelid position sensor system is utilized to determine eyelid position and the eye movement sensor system is utilized to determine eye position for the system controller to determine if the wearer is awake, asleep, or in REM sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10317705
    Abstract: This invention describes ophthalmic devices with media inserts that have photonic elements upon or within them. In some embodiments passive ophthalmic devices of various kinds may be formed. Methods and devices for active ophthalmic devices based on photonic based projection systems may also be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10315043
    Abstract: This invention provides for an energized biomedical ophthalmic device and associated method of measuring changes in biomarkers contained in tear film to generate data related to a light therapy regimen used to treat symptoms associated with seasonal affective disorder. In some embodiments, the energized biomedical ophthalmic device can include an energized contact lens with a light source in communication with a processor controlling said light source according to the light therapy regimen. The light therapy regimen may be generated or modified by the processor from the measured changes and sometimes from user's preferences, and/or additional measurements, including for example, light exposure and/or circadian rhythm of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10302970
    Abstract: An eyelid position sensor system for an ophthalmic lens comprising an electronic system is described herein for adjusting an oscillator frequency on the lens. In at least one embodiment, the frequency adjustment is based on at least one signal received by the contact lens. In a further embodiment, the at least one signal includes a signal providing a plurality of transitions to compare to transitions in an oscillator output signal. In at least one embodiment, the source of the external signal is lighting. In at least one embodiment, updating the oscillator frequency between two lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, Randall B. Pugh
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10261344
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing an ophthalmic lens of variable optical power. The variable optic insert may have surfaces within that have differing radii of curvature. The variable optic insert may also comprise polarizing elements. In some examples, an intermediate optic piece may be formed to comprise a UV absorbing dye, allowing differential processing of regions on either side of the intermediate optic piece. 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: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Publication number: 20190105210
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner, Jose Francisco Cau, David Kimball, William Chester Neeley
  • Publication number: 20190090737
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens having an electronic system is described herein for monitoring the medical condition of the wearer using at least one sensor and at least one problem template. In a further embodiment, the problem template includes a pattern and/or a threshold. In at least one embodiment, the lens works in conjunction with a second lens and/or an external device to monitor for a medical condition or to perform a test protocol of the wearer. Examples of the at least one sensor include an eyelid position sensor system, an eye movement sensor system, a biosensor, a bioimpedance sensor, a temperature sensor, and a pulse oximeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Publication number: 20190081497
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to charge biomedical devices are described. In some examples, a biometric-based information communication system comprises biomedical devices with sensing means, wherein the sensing means produces a biometric result and wherein the biomedical device is charged with a wireless charging system. In some examples, the charging system may beam energy to the biomedical device. In some examples, the charging system beams energy to the area surrounding the biomedical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10213140
    Abstract: The present invention described a system for an energized ophthalmic device with a media insert that includes microfluidic elements upon or within the media insert. In some embodiments, the microfluidic elements may be useful for the purpose of analyzing an analyte such as glucose in a fluid sample. In addition, some embodiments can function with a medicament administering device to treat an abnormal condition identified during the analyte analysis in the fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch, Karson S. Putt
  • Patent number: 10203521
    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 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, James D. Riall, Sharika Snook, Edward R. Kernick, Karson S. Putt, Frederick A. Flitsch, Camille Higham
  • Publication number: 20190018237
    Abstract: An eyelid position sensor system for an ophthalmic lens comprising an electronic system is described herein for determining at least one of drowsiness or sleep onset of the wearer. The eyelid position sensor system is part of an electronic system incorporated into the ophthalmic lens. The electronic system in at least one embodiment includes a power source, power management circuitry, one or more sensors, clock generation circuitry, control algorithms and circuitry, and an alert mechanism. The eyelid position sensor system is utilized to determine eyelid position and use this information to determine if the wearer is asleep or awake.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10146065
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for methods and apparatus for manufacturing an Ophthalmic Lens with passive event coloration mechanisms, which may not require a power source. In some embodiments, the passive event coloration mechanisms may be combined with Rigid Inserts or Media Inserts, wherein the inserts may provide additional functionalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Karson S Putt, Camille Higham, Sharika Snook
  • Patent number: 10101581
    Abstract: An eyelid position sensor system for an ophthalmic lens comprising an electronic system is described herein for determining at least one of drowsiness or sleep onset of the wearer. The eyelid position sensor system is part of an electronic system incorporated into the ophthalmic lens. The electronic system in at least one embodiment includes a power source, power management circuitry, one or more sensors, clock generation circuitry, control algorithms and circuitry, and an alert mechanism. The eyelid position sensor system is utilized to determine eyelid position and use this information to determine if the wearer is asleep or awake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Publication number: 20180275429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensor systems for electronic ophthalmic devices. In certain embodiments, the sensor systems may comprise a vibration sensor disposed adjacent an eye of a user, the vibration sensor configured to detect a vibration caused at least in part by ciliary muscle movement, the vibration sensor further configured to provide an output and a processor configured to receive the output and to determine a characteristic of the output indicative of the ciliary muscle movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Publication number: 20180267338
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sensor systems for electronic ophthalmic devices. In certain embodiments, the sensor systems may comprise a temperature sensor disposed adjacent an eye of a user, the temperature sensor configured to sense a temperature on or adjacent an eye of a wearer of the ophthalmic device, the temperature sensor further configured to provide an output indicative of the sensed temperature and a processor configured to receive the output and to determine a physiological characteristic of the user based at least on the output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Hoggarth, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner