Patents by Inventor William E. Meyers

William E. Meyers 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: 10420872
    Abstract: The degassing system can include a degassing vessel and can utilize a vacuum pump and a fluid pump located downstream of the degassing vessel to control the pressure within the degassing vessel in order to control the concentration of gases in fluid exiting the degassing system. The degassing system can further comprise sensors in communication with the pumps to control the rate of flow and pressure through the degassing system. The degassing system may be placed in a dialysate flow path to remove dissolved gases including carbon dioxide from the dialysate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, William P. Hajko, Daniel Jordan Bloomberg
  • Patent number: 10359645
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to therapeutic optical devices configured to provide corneal reshaping for correction of refractive errors of an eye, as well as a peripheral refractive effect on on-axis and/or off-axis light to provide regulation of refractive error development in the eye. Related methods for designing therapeutic optical devices and treatment of an eye with a multifunction therapeutic optical device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Paragon CRT Company LLC
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Jerome A. Legerton
  • Patent number: 10261342
    Abstract: Contact lenses, methods and systems for accomplishing the requirement for biocompatibility of oxygen delivery to the eye, and the cornea in particular, when elements and components are used which reduce the transmissibility of oxygen and which require coverage of a significant area of the non-vascularized cornea. A contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: an anterior surface, a posterior surface and at least one element or component having a substantially low oxygen permeability disposed within the lens. The contact lens also includes a layer having an oxygen permeability greater than the aforementioned element or component. The thickness of this layer is such that the layer provides an equivalent oxygen percentage to the cornea beneath the aforementioned element or component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVEGA, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh, William E. Meyers, Arthur Yasheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10049275
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multicomponent optical devices having a space within the device. In various embodiments, an optical device comprises a first posterior component having an anterior surface, a posterior support component, and an anterior component having a posterior surface. An optical device can also comprise an anterior skirt. The first posterior component and the anterior skirt can comprise gas-permeable optical materials. An optical device also comprises a primary space between the posterior surface and the anterior surface, with the primary space configured to permit diffusion of a gas from a perimeter of the primary space through the space and across the anterior surface of the first posterior component. A method of forming a multicomponent optical device having a space is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PARAGON CRT COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Sicari, William E. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20180129073
    Abstract: A contact lens constructed to limit the water transmissibility of at least one area of the lens while maintaining at least a minimum oxygen transmissibility. The water transmissibility maximum and oxygen permeability minimum are achieved by a predetermined lens thickness of a single lens material or by the use of two or more material layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh
  • Patent number: 9869884
    Abstract: A contact lens constructed to limit the water transmissibility of at least one area of the lens while maintaining at least a minimum oxygen transmissibility. The water transmissibility maximum and oxygen permeability minimum are achieved by a predetermined lens thickness of a single lens material or by the use of two or more material layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVEGA, INC.
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20170182681
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for the production of optical devices and other objects requiring precise surfaces and/or complex geometries. Mold sections with optically precise surfaces and/or surface features having labyrinthine geometries prepared using additive manufacturing processes are provided. Methods of preparing mold sections by applying mold inserts by additive manufacturing processes are also provided. A mold insert with an optically precise surface and/or surface features with a labyrinthine geometry may be manufactured using an additive manufacturing process without any need for further tooling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: CRT Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20170010479
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to therapeutic optical devices configured to provide corneal reshaping for correction of refractive errors of an eye, as well as a peripheral refractive effect on on-axis and/or off-axis light to provide regulation of refractive error development in the eye. Related methods for designing therapeutic optical devices and treatment of an eye with a multifunction therapeutic optical device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Jerome A. Legerton
  • Publication number: 20160379054
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multicomponent optical devices having a space within the device. In various embodiments, an optical device comprises a first posterior component having an anterior surface, a posterior support component, and an anterior component having a posterior surface. An optical device can also comprise an anterior skirt. The first posterior component and the anterior skirt can comprise gas-permeable optical materials. An optical device also comprises a primary space between the posterior surface and the anterior surface, with the primary space configured to permit diffusion of a gas from a perimeter of the primary space through the space and across the anterior surface of the first posterior component. A method of forming a multicomponent optical device having a space is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph Sicari, William E. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20160266406
    Abstract: A contact lens constructed to limit the water transmissibility of at least one area of the lens while maintaining at least a minimum oxygen transmissibility. The water transmissibility maximum and oxygen permeability minimum are achieved by a predetermined lens thickness of a single lens material or by the use of two or more material layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh
  • Patent number: 9442307
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multicomponent optical devices having a space within the device. In various embodiments, an optical device comprises a first posterior component having an anterior surface, a posterior support component, and an anterior component having a posterior surface. An optical device can also comprise an anterior skirt. The first posterior component and the anterior skirt can comprise gas-permeable optical materials. An optical device also comprises a primary space between the posterior surface and the anterior surface, with the primary space configured to permit diffusion of a gas from a perimeter of the primary space through the space and across the anterior surface of the first posterior component. A method of forming a multicomponent optical device having a space is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: CRT Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20160216534
    Abstract: Contact lenses, methods and systems for accomplishing the requirement for biocompatibility of oxygen delivery to the eye, and the cornea in particular, when elements and components are used which reduce the transmissibility of oxygen and which require coverage of a significant area of the non-vascularized cornea. A contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: an anterior surface, a posterior surface and at least one element or component having a substantially low oxygen permeability disposed within the lens. The contact lens also includes a layer having an oxygen permeability greater than the aforementioned element or component. The thickness of this layer is such that the layer provides an equivalent oxygen percentage to the cornea beneath the aforementioned element or component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh, William E. Meyers, Arthur Yasheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9345618
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a contact tens comprising a channel extending therethrough, an ocular device configured to engage with the channel, and related kits and methods that provide for improved contact lens insertion, cleaning and removal, as well as ocular safety and health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: CRT Technology Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Hermann H. Neidlinger
  • Publication number: 20160039158
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for fabricating a multi-component optical system. A device is an integral mold comprising an attachment portion and a cup portion having a cavity, and the mold further comprises a first optical component. The cavity of the mold contains additional optical components to form a multi-component optical system blank. Another device is a multi-component optical system blank. A process for fabricating a multi-component optical system blank comprises providing an integral mold comprising a first optical component, adding at least a second optical component, shaping the mold after addition of an optical component, and shaping the resultant blank into an optical system. A further device is a multi-component optical system produced in a process disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Hermann H. Neidlinger
  • Patent number: 9180610
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and processes for fabricating a multi-component optical system. A device is an integral mold comprising an attachment portion and a cup portion having a cavity, and the mold further comprises a first optical component. The cavity of the mold contains additional optical components to form a multi-component optical system blank. Another device is a multi-component optical system blank. A process for fabricating a multi-component optical system blank comprises providing an integral mold comprising a first optical component, adding at least a second optical component, shaping the mold after addition of an optical component, and shaping the resultant blank into an optical system. A further device is a multi-component optical system produced in a process disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: CRT Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Hermann H. Neidlinger
  • Publication number: 20150036099
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multicomponent optical devices having a space within the device. In various embodiments, an optical device comprises a first posterior component having an anterior surface, a posterior support component, and an anterior component having a posterior surface. An optical device can also comprise an anterior skirt. The first posterior component and the anterior skirt can comprise gas-permeable optical materials. An optical device also comprises a primary space between the posterior surface and the anterior surface, with the primary space configured to permit diffusion of a gas from a perimeter of the primary space through the space and across the anterior surface of the first posterior component. A method of forming a multicomponent optical device having a space is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: William E. Meyers
  • Patent number: 8911078
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multicomponent optical devices having a space within the device. In various embodiments, an optical device comprises a first posterior component having an anterior surface, a posterior support component, and an anterior component having a posterior surface. An optical device can also comprise an anterior skirt. The first posterior component and the anterior skirt can comprise gas-permeable optical materials. An optical device also comprises a primary space between the posterior surface and the anterior surface, with the primary space configured to permit diffusion of a gas from a perimeter of the primary space through the space and across the anterior surface of the first posterior component. A method of forming a multicomponent optical device having a space is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: CRT Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140296865
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a contact tens comprising a channel extending therethrough, an ocular device configured to engage with the channel, and related kits and methods that provide for improved contact lens insertion, cleaning and removal, as well as ocular safety and health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CRT Technology Inc.
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Hermann H. Neidlinger
  • Publication number: 20140240659
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multicomponent optical devices having a space within the device. In various embodiments, an optical device comprises a first posterior component having an anterior surface, a posterior support component, and an anterior component having a posterior surface. An optical device can also comprise an anterior skirt. The first posterior component and the anterior skirt can comprise gas-permeable optical materials. An optical device also comprises a primary space between the posterior surface and the anterior surface, with the primary space configured to permit diffusion of a gas from a perimeter of the primary space through the space and across the anterior surface of the first posterior component. A method of forming a multicomponent optical device having a space is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CRT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: William E. Meyers
  • Patent number: 8794759
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a contact lens design and methods of manufacturing, fitting and using such lenses. The contact lens may be designed for use in a corneal refractive therapy (CRT) program. The lens provides a design which allows proper fitting of a patient, whether for corrective contact lenses or for a CRT program. Due to the rational design of the lenses according to the present invention, a minimal number of lens parameter increments can be identified to cover the range of common corneas. It is therefore possible to provide pre-formed lens buttons or blanks which are easily formed into a final design, thereby simplifying and speeding up the treatment process. Further, any adjustment of the lens design which may be required based upon trial fitting or the like, is easily envisioned and implemented by the fitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: CRT Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome A. Legerton, William E. Meyers