Patents by Inventor Valdemar Portney

Valdemar Portney 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: 10261343
    Abstract: A frame independent focus adjustable eyewear lens blank includes an autonomous components assembly. The lens blank includes a front optically finished convex surface and a back unfinished surface. A first and second space are formed in the lens blank between the front and back surfaces. The autonomous components assembly includes a focus sensor configured to detect a need for near and/or far focus and a control electronics having a microprocessor and a power unit. The power unit includes a battery and/or a photocell. The lens blank includes a focus adjustable element configured to change a focus viewed through lens produced from the lens blank where the focus adjustable element is in communication with the focus sensor and the control electronics. The focus sensor, control electronics and power unit are disposed within the first space and the focus adjustable element is disposed within the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 10181013
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system includes an electronic mobile communication device with a wireless transmitter and receiver. A pill cartridge has a cartridge body storing a plurality of pills, where the cartridge body includes an electronic tag storing data. A pill cartridge dispenser is configured to receive at least one of the pill cartridge and configured to electromechanically control dispensing of the plurality of pills from the cartridge body, where the pill cartridge dispenser is configured to be in wireless communication with the electronic mobile communication device. The electronic mobile communication device is configured to wirelessly read the data stored on the electronic tag or wherein the pill cartridge dispenser is configured to wirelessly read the data stored on the electronic tag. The electronic mobile communication device wirelessly communicates with the pill cartridge dispenser to dispense at least one pill from the plurality of pills within the pill cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventors: Nathaniel G. Portney, Valdemar Portney
  • Publication number: 20180188556
    Abstract: A frame independent focus adjustable eyewear lens blank includes an autonomous components assembly. The lens blank includes a front optically finished convex surface and a back unfinished surface. A first and second space are formed in the lens blank between the front and back surfaces. The autonomous components assembly includes a focus sensor configured to detect a need for near and/or far focus and a control electronics having a microprocessor and a power unit. The power unit includes a battery and/or a photocell. The lens blank includes a focus adjustable element configured to change a focus viewed through lens produced from the lens blank where the focus adjustable element is in communication with the focus sensor and the control electronics. The focus sensor, control electronics and power unit are disposed within the first space and the focus adjustable element is disposed within the second space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Publication number: 20180188558
    Abstract: A switchable contact lens includes an actuation ledge disposed at a bottom part of a contact lens body extending away from the contact lens body and configured to have pressure exerted by a lower eyelid of the user when the contact lens body moves downwards with an eye down rotation. An actuation level has a first portion disposed within the actuation ledge extending away from the contact lens and has a second portion extending along the contact lens body. A switchable cell is disposed within an optic zone of the contact lens body and is configured to switch between a first focus and a second focus when the actuation ledge is bent under a pressure from the lower eyelid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 9931203
    Abstract: An optical accommodating system for an eye includes a sensor assembly and an adjustable optic assembly. The sensor assembly includes a sensor configured to sense a movement of the ciliary muscle and produce a signal, an electronic processor, a transmitter and a power source. The adjustable optic assembly is configured to be either implanted within or on the eye, or configured to be disposed adjacent to or near the eye. The adjustable optic assembly includes a switchable optical lens assembly configured to change its optical power between a first state and a second state, a receiver configured to receive the transferable signal from the transmitter of the sensor assembly, a second electronic processor connected to the receiver which directs the switchable optical lens assembly to change its optical power between the first state and second state, and a second power source connected to the second electronic processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 9927634
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles has a frame and defines a horizontal plane generally through the temples and bridge of the spectacles. At least one switchable lens is configured to switch its foci from a first focal length to a second focal length. An infrared emitter is disposed at one peripheral edge of the at least one switchable lens, the infrared emitter configured to emit an infrared radiation. An infrared sensor is disposed at an opposite peripheral edge, the infrared sensor configured to detect a different intensity of the infrared radiation from the infrared emitter upon reflection from the front surface of wearer's eye ball. The at least one switchable lens is configured to switch to its first focal length when the infrared sensor detects the infrared radiation and is configured to switch to its second focal length when the infrared sensor detects a different intensity of the infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 9622855
    Abstract: An ophthalmic multifocal switchable lens includes a deformable element manifesting elevated strain with a formable surface of a multifocal surface shape to provide far and near vision. A transparent chamber is filled with optical matching fluid adjacent to the side of the deformable element opposite to the formable surface. The optical matching fluid has a refractive index that matches a refractive index of the deformable element material. A holding chamber is also filled with the optical matching fluid and connected with the transparent chamber with a means for preventing the optical fluid from being transported from the holding chamber to the transparent chamber which would reduce a strain of the deformable element. A split of light between far and near vision of the multifocal switchable lent changes upon a removal of the means to allow a flow of the optical matching fluid into the transparent chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: Valdemar Portney, Nathaniel G. Portney
  • Patent number: 9510939
    Abstract: A switchable intraocular lens assembly includes an optic body having a guiding surface, a holding chamber, a blocking channel, and a laser accessible cavity at a portion of the blocking channel. An elastic film is disposed over the guiding surface, wherein the elastic film is sealed at or near the guiding surface periphery forming a transparent chamber between the guiding surface and the elastic film. A laser flowable blocking element has an enlarged head connected to an extension portion, where a length of the extension portion is more than a distance along the blocking channel from the blocking channel opening to the fluidic connection of the transparent chamber. The extension portion of the laser flowable blocking element is disposed inside the blocking channel. An optical fluid is disposed within the holding chamber under a pressure greater or lesser in comparison to a pressure in the transparent chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Valdemar Portney, Nathaniel G. Portney
  • Publication number: 20160262922
    Abstract: A device attached to a person's head constrains movement of the face soft tissue, particularly during strenuous exercise with vigorous head movement. The device minimizes the retaining ligament's stretching and potential weakening which occurs as a natural aging process leading to a premature aging manifestation in a form of face sagging and drooping. The device includes a generally U-shaped head attachment body configured to be disposed behind the person's head and neck area and to be in contact at or near a nape area of the person. A left temporal element configured to be in contact with the person's left temporal area. A right temporal element configured to be in contact with the person's right temporal area. A left cheek supporting element configured to be in contact with the person's left cheek area. A right cheek supporting element configured to be in contact with the person's right cheek area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Valdemar Portney, Zoya Spivak
  • Publication number: 20160259181
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles has a frame and defines a horizontal plane generally through the temples and bridge of the spectacles. At least one switchable lens is configured to switch its foci from a first focal length to a second focal length. An infrared emitter is disposed at one peripheral edge of the at least one switchable lens, the infrared emitter configured to emit an infrared radiation. An infrared sensor is disposed at an opposite peripheral edge, the infrared sensor configured to detect a different intensity of the infrared radiation from the infrared emitter upon reflection from the front surface of wearer's eye ball. The at least one switchable lens is configured to switch to its first focal length when the infrared sensor detects the infrared radiation and is configured to switch to its second focal length when the infrared sensor detects a different intensity of the infrared radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 9364319
    Abstract: A lens in accordance with the present invention includes an switchable cell consisting of optical substrate with diffraction surface, elastic film in contact with the diffraction surface of the substrate, optical fluid that fills the space between the film and diffraction surface and the mean to transfer the optical fluid in and out of the space between the film and diffraction surface. The refractive index of the optical fluid matches the refractive index of the optical substrate. The switchable cell changes focus positions between refractive focus in relaxed state when the pressure at both sides of the film is the same and diffraction focus when the optical fluid is transported from the space between the film and optical substrate for the film to largely conform to the diffraction surface shape of the optical substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Publication number: 20150173890
    Abstract: A switchable intraocular lens assembly includes an optic body having a guiding surface, a holding chamber, a blocking channel, and a laser accessible cavity at a portion of the blocking channel. An elastic film is disposed over the guiding surface, wherein the elastic film is sealed at or near the guiding surface periphery forming a transparent chamber between the guiding surface and the elastic film. A laser flowable blocking element has an enlarged head connected to an extension portion, where a length of the extension portion is more than a distance along the blocking channel from the blocking channel opening to the fluidic connection of the transparent chamber. The extension portion of the laser flowable blocking element is disposed inside the blocking channel. An optical fluid is disposed within the holding chamber under a pressure greater or lesser in comparison to a pressure in the transparent chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Valdemar Portney, Nathaniel G. Portney
  • Publication number: 20150173893
    Abstract: An optical accommodating system for an eye includes a sensor assembly and an adjustable optic assembly. The sensor assembly includes a sensor configured to sense a movement of the ciliary muscle and produce a signal, an electronic processor, a transmitter and a power source. The adjustable optic assembly is configured to be either implanted within or on the eye, or configured to be disposed adjacent to or near the eye. The adjustable optic assembly includes a switchable optical lens assembly configured to change its optical power between a first state and a second state, a receiver configured to receive the transferable signal from the transmitter of the sensor assembly, a second electronic processor connected to the receiver which directs the switchable optical lens assembly to change its optical power between the first state and second state, and a second power source connected to the second electronic processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Publication number: 20150051730
    Abstract: A pill dispensing system includes an electronic mobile communication device with a wireless transmitter and receiver. A pill cartridge has a cartridge body storing a plurality of pills, where the cartridge body includes an electronic tag storing data. A pill cartridge dispenser is configured to receive at least one of the pill cartridge and configured to electromechanically control dispensing of the plurality of pills from the cartridge body, where the pill cartridge dispenser is configured to be in wireless communication with the electronic mobile communication device. The electronic mobile communication device is configured to wirelessly read the data stored on the electronic tag or wherein the pill cartridge dispenser is configured to wirelessly read the data stored on the electronic tag. The electronic mobile communication device wirelessly communicates with the pill cartridge dispenser to dispense at least one pill from the plurality of pills within the pill cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Nathaniel G. Portney, Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 8894706
    Abstract: An intraocular lens for implantation into a human eye is described. The lens has at least one aspheric surface configured with non-prolate profile to maintain lens optical advantage as compared with equivalent power spherical lens within realistic clinical condition of lens tilt and decentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aaren Scientific Inc.
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Publication number: 20140107777
    Abstract: An implantable ophthalmic device connectable to an implantable accommodating lens includes a dual-chamber sensor cell having a first and second plate where the second plate is disposed opposite the first plate. A first chamber with a first flexible membrane is disposed on an inner side of the first plate. A second chamber with a second flexible membrane is disposed on an inner side of the second plate. A space resides between the first and second chambers configured to receive a scleral spur of a ciliary muscle of a patient's eye. A connecting element is attached at a first end to the dual-chamber sensor cell. The connecting element includes a first and second channel disposed along a length of the connecting element and in communication with the first and second chamber of the dual-chamber sensor cell, respectively. The second end of the connecting element is connectable to the implantable accommodating lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Publication number: 20140100654
    Abstract: An ophthalmic multifocal switchable lens includes a deformable element manifesting elevated strain with a formable surface of a multifocal surface shape to provide far and near vision. A transparent chamber is filled with optical matching fluid adjacent to the side of the deformable element opposite to the formable surface. The optical matching fluid has a refractive index that matches a refractive index of the deformable element material. A holding chamber is also filled with the optical matching fluid and connected with the transparent chamber with a means for preventing the optical fluid from being transported from the holding chamber to the transparent chamber which would reduce a strain of the deformable element. A split of light between far and near vision of the multifocal switchable lent changes upon a removal of the means to allow a flow of the optical matching fluid into the transparent chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Valdemar Portney, Nathaniel G. Portney
  • Publication number: 20140085726
    Abstract: A lens in accordance with the present invention includes an switchable cell consisting of optical substrate with diffraction surface, elastic film in contact with the diffraction surface of the substrate, optical fluid that fills the space between the film and diffraction surface and the mean to transfer the optical fluid in and out of the space between the film and diffraction surface. The refractive index of the optical fluid matches the refractive index of the optical substrate. The switchable cell changes focus positions between refractive focus in relaxed state when the pressure at both sides of the film is the same and diffraction focus when the optical fluid is transported from the space between the film and optical substrate for the film to largely conform to the diffraction surface shape of the optical substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 8668333
    Abstract: An ophthalmic toric lens to be worn on an eye or implanted inside of an eye, the lens includes an anterior surface, a posterior surface, and a toric shape formed into one of the anterior and posterior surfaces, the toric shape comprising two non-spherical principle meridians each having a region within an annular area of optical zone and the region of one principle meridian being configured for producing a longitudinal ray aberration of a different sign than a longitudinal ray aberration sign from the region of another principle meridian.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 8619362
    Abstract: A multifocal ophthalmic lens includes a lens element having an anterior surface and a posterior surface, a refractive zone, or base surface having produced multifocal powers disposed on one of the anterior and posterior surfaces; and a near focus diffractive multifocal zone disposed on one of the anterior and posterior surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney