Annular Zones Patents (Class 351/159.12)
  • Patent number: 10191301
    Abstract: Contact lenses are described with a corneal remodelling effect. This corneal remodelling effect is one or both of broad-area corneal remodelling and localized remodelling. The contact lenses may also have a refractive power. The refractive power may vary across the lens and for myopia may have increased power centrally. The increased power may be provided over a lens area that has increased thickness due to localized remodelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Brien Holden Vision Institute
    Inventors: Arthur Ho, Padmaja Rajagopal Sankaridurg, Brien Anthony Holden, Percy Fabian Lazon, Xiang Chen, Fabian Conrad, Earl Leo Smith
  • Patent number: 9977257
    Abstract: A multifocal ophthalmic lens has an optic zone that includes at least one first zone having a dioptric power that satisfies a distance refraction need of a patient; and at least one second zone having a dioptric power that is greater than the dioptric power of the at least first zone. The at least one first zone and the at least one second zone are configured so that 1) an image quality on the retina of the patient is superior to the image quality both in front of the retina and behind the retina, and 2) an image quality in front of the retina of the patient is superior to the image quality behind the retina. The multifocal ophthalmic lens prevents and/or slows myopia progression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: C. Benjamin Wooley, Noel Brennan
  • Patent number: 9039172
    Abstract: A method and system for treating Presbyopia and pre-Presbyopia are provided that do not compromise the wearer's intermediate or distance vision. The system is a lens and a lens series, wherein the power profiles of the lenses are tailored to provide an amount of positive ADD power in the near vision zone that is slightly less than that which is normally required for near vision accommodation, while also providing an amount of negative spherical aberration in the peripheral optical zone. The dynamic ocular factors of the wearer's eye work in conjunction with the positive ADD power provided by the central optical zone and with the effective ADD gained from the negative spherical aberration provided by the peripheral optical zone to induce a minimally discernible amount of blur that is tuned to maximize the wearer's depth of focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Lindacher, Shyamant Ramana Sastry
  • Publication number: 20150124213
    Abstract: Lenses are designed using wavefront measurements amenable to correction factors for near and far vision as well as pupil size to slow or stop myopia progression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. COLLINS, BRETT A. DAVIS, KHALED A. CHEHAB, XU CHENG, D. ROBERT ISKANDER
  • Patent number: 8992010
    Abstract: Contact lenses are described with a corneal remodelling effect. This corneal remodelling effect is one or both of broad-area corneal remodelling and localised remodelling. The contact lenses may also have a refractive power. The refractive power may vary across the lens and for myopia may have increased power centrally. The increased power may be provided over a lens area that has increased thickness due to localised remodelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Brien Holden Vision Institute
    Inventors: Arthur Ho, Padmaja Rajagopal Sankaridurg, Brien Anthony Holden, Percy Fabian Lazon, Xiang Chen, Fabian Conrad, Earl Leo Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20150085247
    Abstract: A contact lens and a method for treating an eye with myopia is described. The contact lens includes an inner optic zone and an outer optic zone. The outer optic zone includes at least a portion with a first power, selected to correct distance vision. The inner optic zone has a relatively more positive power (an add power). In some embodiments the add power is substantially constant across the inner optic zone. In other embodiments the add power is variable across the inner optic zone. While in some embodiments the inner optic zone has a power designed to substantially eliminate lag of accommodation in the eye with myopia, in other embodiments, the add power may be higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Brien Anthony Holden, Gregor Schmid, Padmaja Rajagopal Sankaridurg, Arthur Ho, Aldo Abraham Martinez Mangos, Percy Fabian Lazon, Earl Leo Smith, III
  • Patent number: 8876286
    Abstract: Multifocal contact lenses and methods and uses are described. The multifocal contact lenses include an optic zone. The optic zone has an aspheric power profile that provides a near vision refractive power and a distance vision refractive power, and provides an Add power that corresponds to the difference between the near vision refractive power and the distance vision refractive power. The multifocal contact lenses can improve binocular vision of presbyopic subjects by being prescribed such that the non-dominant eye contact lens is over-corrected for distance vision, and both multifocal contact lenses are under-corrected for the Add power requirement of the subject. Batches and sets of multifocal contact lenses are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventor: Arthur Back
  • Patent number: 8876287
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses provide clear visual acuity and present a myopic defocused image to the lens wearer at both near and distant viewing distances. The present lenses are used in methods to reduce ocular accommodative error in lens wearers. Methods of manufacturing the present lenses are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: CooperVision International Holdings Company, LP
    Inventors: Arthur Back, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan
  • Patent number: 8864306
    Abstract: An eye covering such as a contact lens may comprise one or more structures to pump tear liquid under the covering such that the covering can remain in the eye and correct vision for an extended amount of time. In many embodiments, the covering comprises a material having fenestrations to draw tear liquid under the covering and an outer portion shaped to contact the conjunctiva over the sclera, such that when the eye closes pressure of one or more eyelids urges tear liquid through one or more fenestrations and under the outer portion shaped to contact the conjunctiva. When the eye blinks, the pressure of the one or more eyelids can urge the covering toward the cornea such that tear liquid can pass through the fenestrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: NexisVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene de Juan, Jr., Cary J. Reich, Yair Alster, Matt Clark, Kunagmon Ashley Tuan, Brian Levy
  • Patent number: 8801175
    Abstract: In exemplary embodiments, this invention comprises a method for communicating the geometry of a contact lens to a manufacturer. The method includes describing the shape of a first zone of a contact lens and describing the shape of a second zone of the contact lens by providing an angle of orientation from a reference point located on the first zone. The method may further include describing the shape of one or more additional zones by providing angles of orientation from a reference point on another zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: CRT Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome A. Legerton, William Meyers
  • Patent number: 8690319
    Abstract: The invention provides ophthalmic lenses useful in preventing myopia progression. The lenses of the invention provide substantially constant distance vision power zone in the center of the optic zone surrounded by a zone that provides positive longitudinal spherical aberration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Edgar V. Menezes
  • Patent number: 8678583
    Abstract: Mutifocal diffractive lenses are generally designed with concentric annular zones comprising blazed steps of equal area. Trifocal diffractive lenses differ in the intensity of light that they diffract into each of their three different powers. Usually, this light distribution has been adjusted by varying the step heights of the blazed steps within the annular zones. This invention discloses a trifocal diffractive lens wherein the equal area annular zones are further subdivided into two sub-zones wherein each sub-zone comprises a discrete blazed step. The sub-zones of this invention may be of unequal area. This allows the light distribution at its focal powers to be adjusted by varying not only the step heights of the blazed steps of the sub-zones, but also the relative areas of the sub-zones. The present invention allows for an increased flexibility in the design of multifocal diffractive lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Allen Louis Cohen
  • Patent number: 8672474
    Abstract: A method and system for treating Presbyopia and pre-Presbyopia are provided that do not compromise the wearer's intermediate or distance vision. The system is a lens and a lens series, wherein the power profiles of the lenses are tailored to provide an amount of positive ADD power in the near vision zone that is slightly less than that which is normally required for near vision accommodation, while also providing an amount of negative spherical aberration in the peripheral optical zone. The dynamic ocular factors of the wearer's eye work in conjunction with the positive ADD power provided by the central optical zone and with the effective ADD gained from the negative spherical aberration provided by the peripheral optical zone to induce a minimally discernible amount of blur that is tuned to maximize the wearer's depth of focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Lindacher, Shyamant Ramana Sastry
  • Publication number: 20130314662
    Abstract: A set of contact lenses having peripheral zones with optical power parameters determined in relation to the optical powers of the central portions of the lenses. In a specific embodiment, an optical parameter assigned to a given peripheral zone of a lens from the set represents a difference between an optical power of the lens in such peripheral zone and an optical power of the lens in the central portion. A method for determining optical parameters of such set of lenses and an apparatus implementing such determination based on imaging data acquired as a result of imaging an eye and generation of a representation of the lenses at least in part of such imaging data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Jonathan W. Parrelli
  • Publication number: 20130265507
    Abstract: Techniques, systems and apparatus are described for implementing a telescopic contact lens. In one aspect, a telescopic contact lens includes an inner lens including optical apertures and aspheric reflectors, an outer lens of a biocompatible material, and a switching device that rapidly switches between normal and telescopic vision. The optical apertures of the inner lens includes a center aperture that allows light to pass through for normal vision and an annular aperture located on the periphery of the inner lens that allows light to enter for telescopic vision, The aspheric reflectors are configured between the annular aperture and the center aperture to reflect the light and magnify a visual image for telescopic vision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Joseph E. Ford, Eric Tremblay
  • Patent number: 8500805
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an aphakic intraocular lens that is capable of ensuring every multi-focusing effect more securely, while reducing the impact of aperture changes and lens eccentricity. At least two reliefs whose first order diffracted lights give respective focal distances different from one another are set to overlap with each other in at least a part of an area in a radial direction of the lens, and with respect to every grating pitches of one relief having a maximum grating pitch among the reliefs set up in overlap, grating pitches of another relief are overlapped periodically in order to obtain a relief pattern, so that the resulting relief pattern is formed on a lens surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Menicon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kobayashi, Hiroaki Suzuki, Ichiro Ando
  • Publication number: 20120320334
    Abstract: Contact lenses are described with a corneal remodelling effect. This corneal remodelling effect is one or both of broad-area corneal remodelling and localised remodelling. The contact lenses may also have a refractive power. The refractive power may vary across the lens and for myopia may have increased power centrally. The increased power may be provided over a lens area that has increased thickness due to localised remodelling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Arthur Ho, Padmaja Rajagopal Sankaridurg, Brien Anthony Holden, Percy Fabian Lazon, Xiang Chen, Fabian Conrad, Earl Leo Smith III
  • Publication number: 20120188502
    Abstract: A bifocal or multi-focal contact lens (5) having a geometrical lens center point (4) comprises a near-circular near vision zone (10) having a first geometrical center point and a near-circular far vision zone (8) having a second geometrical center point. The near vision zone (10) and the far vision zone (8) are concentrically arranged, whereby the first geometrical center point and the second geometrical center point coincide and form a common correction center (6) and said correction center (6) is located at a distance from the lens center point (4). Said contact lens (5) ensures optimized visual acuity without intermediate zones, in particular in the case of presbyopia. Furthermore, said contact lens can be produced in a simple and low-cost manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: AHA Informatik AG
    Inventor: Jakob Abderhalden
  • Publication number: 20120176582
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses provide clear visual acuity and present a myopic defocused image to the lens wearer at both near and distant viewing distances. The present lenses are used in methods to reduce ocular accommodative error in lens wearers. Methods of manufacturing the present lenses are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP
    Inventors: Arthur Back, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan
  • Publication number: 20120154740
    Abstract: This invention describes strategies and devices for improving the visual experience while expanding the depth of field of presbyopic and pseudophakic patients. The invention describes strategies and devices for providing improved image quality and improved visual quality of patients employing simultaneous vision bifocal, trifocal or multifocal corrections or monovision. The invention describes strategies and devices for reducing the visibility of the defocused part of the retinal image generated by simultaneous vision bifocal and multifocal ophthalmic corrections and monovision. The invention describes strategies and devices that employ control of spherical aberration or other similar asphericities to reduce the visibility of defocused ghost images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Arthur Bradley, Peter S. Kollbaum, Larry N. Thibos
  • Publication number: 20120113386
    Abstract: Contact lenses provide clear visual acuity and simultaneously present a myopic defocused image to the lens wearer at both near viewing distances and distant viewing distances. The present contact lenses have an optic zone that has a radius of less than or equal to 2.5 mm. Stated differently, the diameter of the optic zone of the present contact lenses is 5.0 mm or less. The present lenses are used in methods to reduce progression of myopia in a person capable of ocular accommodation. Methods of manufacturing the present lenses are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP
    Inventor: Arthur Back