Patents by Inventor William Chester Neeley

William Chester Neeley 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: 20200306102
    Abstract: A personal hygiene product with a digital element includes an external personal hygiene product to absorb bodily fluids and a conductive sensor assembly disposed therein. The conductive sensor assembly includes a pair of conductive elements disposed in parallel in a mirrored image about the perimeter of the personal hygiene product and at least one connector directly contacting the pair of conductive elements, said conductive sensor assembly generating a signal indicative of fluid leakage of said personal hygiene product when fluid reaches the area between the pair of conductive elements. The conductive sensor assembly is arranged and configured to communicate with a smart hand held electronic device, either directly or through a wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Livea Barbosa, Jose Francisco Cau, Rafael Carniato, Mariana Goulart, William Chester Neeley, Renato Pereira
  • Publication number: 20200060899
    Abstract: A personal hygiene device may have a main body with an absorbent material configured to absorb a fluid, a sensor disposed within the main body, and a controller configured to communicate with the sensor. The sensor has a conductor and an insulator containing at least a portion of the conductor, and the sensor is configured to detect a first electrical value and a second electrical value that is different from the first electrical value. The sensor is also configured to transmit a signal to the controller upon detection of the second electrical value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: William Chester Neeley, Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10384070
    Abstract: The present invention provides for eyeglasses to deliver light therapy to the wearer. The eyeglass lenses or frames feature an embedded light source in logical and electrical communication with power, sensors, processors, and other components contained within the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, William Chester Neeley, Robertson Towart, Mario Peeters, Wilhelmus Drinkenburg, Aleksander Miletic
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10117790
    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 signal indicative of saturation of the personal hygiene product when in wetting contact with menstrual fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Braxton Pugh, William Chester Neeley
  • Patent number: 9872933
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base for working in conjunction with a storage case for an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Edward R. Kernick, William Chester Neeley, Dwight Abouhalkah, Leslie A. Voss, Karson S. Putt, James Daniel Riall
  • Patent number: 9795704
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base for working in conjunction with a storage case for an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc
    Inventors: Randall B Pugh, Edward R Kernick, William Chester Neeley, Dwight Abouhalkah, Leslie A Voss, Karson S Putt, James Daniel Riall
  • Patent number: 9789220
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base with a germicidal bulb for providing disinfecting radiation to a storage case for an ophthalmic lens, such as a contact lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting a contact lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc
    Inventors: Randall B Pugh, Edward R Kernick, William Chester Neeley, Dwight Abouhalkah, Leslie A Voss, Karson S Putt, James Daniel Riall
  • Patent number: 9498124
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens assembly comprising an electronic system with a controller configured to implement a blink detection algorithm is described herein. The electronic system can also include one or more power sources, circuitry, one or more sensors, clock generation circuitry, control algorithms, and lens driver circuitry. The algorithm can be used to sample, at a predetermined rate, light incident on an eye of an individual and at least temporarily save collected samples, determine when an eyelid is open or closed, determine a time period and pulse width of the blinks from the collected samples, calculate a number of blinks and the duration of the blinks in a given time period, and compare the number of blinks, the durations of the blinks in the given time period, and the time between blinks in the given time period to a stored set of samples to determine blinking patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Braxton Pugh, Adam Toner, Scott Robert Humphreys, Daniel B. Otts, William Chester Neeley
  • Publication number: 20160337743
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus and methods for attenuating audio based on sensed motion in a predefined area proximate to one or both the user and the audio source. The present invention is particularly useful to users who may startle easily, allowing a user to listen with headphones or earbuds without constantly being concerned that someone is going to “appear out of nowhere” and startle the user. The present invention may also be useful in the event of an emergency, where motion may attenuate the audio and allow a user to be more conscientious of their immediate surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventor: William Chester Neeley
  • Patent number: 9446262
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for providing an ophthalmic lens with light source capable of providing specific bandwidths of light to an eye of a wearer. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast molded from a silicone hydrogel and an energy source and light source encapsulated within the ophthalmic lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, William Chester Neeley, Robertson Towart, Mario Jozef Joanna Peeters, Wilhelmus Drinkenburg, Aleksandar Miletic
  • Publication number: 20160250081
    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 signal indicative of saturation of the personal hygiene product when in wetting contact with menstrual fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Randall Braxton Pugh, William Chester Neeley
  • Publication number: 20160193378
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base with a germicidal bulb for providing disinfecting radiation to a storage case for an ophthalmic lens, such as a contact lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting a contact lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Edward R. Kernick, William Chester Neeley, Dwight Abouhalkah, Leslie A. Voss, Karson S. Putt, James Daniel Riall
  • Publication number: 20160184472
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base for working in conjunction with a storage case for an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Edward R. Kernick, William Chester Neeley, Dwight Abouhalkah, Leslie A. Voss, Karson S. Putt, James Daniel Riall
  • Patent number: 9351827
    Abstract: A lens driver or lens driver circuitry for an ophthalmic apparatus comprising an electronic system which actuates a variable-focus optic is disclosed herein. The lens driver is part of an electronic system incorporated into the ophthalmic apparatus. The electronic system includes one or more batteries or other power sources, power management circuitry, one or more sensors, clock generation circuitry, control algorithms and circuitry, and lens driver circuitry. The lens driver circuitry includes one or more power sources, one or more high voltage generators and one or more switching circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, Daniel B. Otts, Scott Robert Humphreys, William Chester Neeley, Randall Braxton Pugh
  • Patent number: 9248309
    Abstract: The present invention provides for eyeglasses used together with contact lenses to deliver light therapy to the wearer. The eyeglass lenses or frames feature an embedded light source in logical and electrical communication with power, sensors, processors, and other components contained within the eyeglasses. The eyeglass lenses or frames project light into complimentary contact lenses which refract, diffract or reflect light into the wearer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, William Chester Neeley, Robertson Towart, Mario Jozef Joanna Peeters, Wilhelmus Drinkenburg, Aleksandar Miletic
  • Patent number: 9072465
    Abstract: A blink detection algorithm and associated circuitry for an ophthalmic lens comprising an electronic system is described herein. The blink detection algorithm is implemented in the system controller which is part of an electronic system incorporated into the ophthalmic lens. The electronic system includes one or more batteries or other power sources, power management circuitry, one or more sensors, clock generation circuitry, control algorithms and circuitry, and lens driver circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Braxton Pugh, Adam Toner, Scott Robert Humphreys, Daniel B. Otts, William Chester Neeley
  • Patent number: 9024276
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a disinfecting radiation base for working in conjunction with a storage case for an ophthalmic lens. The disinfecting radiation base provides disinfecting radiation for disinfecting a surface of the storage case. The disinfecting radiation base may also include a processor and digital memory for automated functions associated with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Edward R. Kernick, William Chester Neeley, Dwight Abouhalkah, Leslie A. Voss, Karson S. Putt, James Daniel Riall
  • Patent number: 8969830
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a programmable processor in a disinfecting radiation base unit for working in conjunction with a storage case for an ophthalmic lens. The processor is operative via executable software to provide disinfecting radiation base radiation for disinfecting an ophthalmic lens. A disinfecting radiation base unit and storage case may also include sensors for providing data and a digital storage for storing the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Edward R. Kernick, William Chester Neeley, Dwight Abouhalkah, James Daniel Riall