|| List of recent Contac-related patents
| Contact lenses made with hema-compatible polysiloxane macromers|
Optically clear silicone hydrogel contact lenses are described that comprise a polymeric lens body that is the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising at least 25 wt. % of at least one hydroxyalkyl methacrylate; and at least 20 wt.
| Methods and system for analyzing separated voice data of a telephonic communication between a customer and a contact center by applying a psychological behavioral model thereto|
A method for analyzing a telephonic communication between a customer and a contact center is provided. According to the method, a telephonic communication is separated into at least first constituent voice data and second constituent voice data.
| Mount interface to slide on windscreen button|
A rearview device having a rearview display. A rearview device attachment assembly is connected with the rearview display and includes a mount and an attachment clip coupled to the mount.
| Laser confocal sensor metrology system|
The present invention provides apparatus for a non-contact method of obtaining accurate three-dimensional measurements of a dry contact lens, more specifically, using dry lens metrology to know the exact thickness of a contact lens.. .
| Method and apparatus of forming a translating multifocal contact lens having a lower-lid contact surface|
The present invention discloses a translating multifocal contact lens including one or both of multiple optic zones and a lower-lid contact surface, and method steps and apparatus for implementing the same. In preferred embodiments, a translating multifocal lens may be free-formed comprising a lower-lid contact surface capable of limiting the amount of translation of a lens across a surface of an eye when an eye changes from one optic zone to another..
| Compliant dynamic translation zones for contact lenses|
A contact lens incorporating one or more compliant dynamic translation zones fabricated from a material that is readily deformable under eyelid pressure during blinking and which allows for the control over translation of the contact lens on the eye. The one or more compliant dynamic translation zones provide for the comfortable relative movement of the contact lens over the eye..
| Methods and apparatus for forming a translating multifocal contact lens|
The present invention discloses a translating multifocal contact lens including one or more of multiple optic zones, a lower-lid contact surface, and an under-lid support structure and method steps and apparatus for implementing the same. In preferred embodiments, a translating multifocal lens with at least a portion of one surface may be free-formed comprising one or both of a lower-lid contact surface and an under-lid support structure capable of limiting the amount of translation of a lens across a surface of an eye when an eye changes from one optic zone to another..
| Electromagnetic contactor|
An electromagnetic contactor has a contact device including a pair of fixed contacts disposed maintaining a predetermined distance and a movable contact disposed to be capable of contacting to and separating from the pair of fixed contacts. The pair of fixed contacts each includes a support conductor portion supported by an upper plate of a contact housing case, and a contact conductor portion connected to an end portion of the support conductor portion.
| Electromagnetic contactor|
An electromagnetic contactor has a pair of fixed contacts disposed maintaining a predetermined interval and a movable contact disposed to be capable of connecting to and separating from the pair of fixed contacts; and an electromagnet unit that drives the movable contact. The electromagnet unit includes a magnetic yoke enclosing a plunger drive portion; a movable plunger in which a leading end is protruding through an aperture formed in the magnetic yoke, and urged by a return spring; and an annular permanent magnet enclosing a peripheral flange portion formed on a protruding end side of the movable plunger, and magnetized in a moving direction of the movable plunger..
|Context aware social callback|
A server executing a context aware social callback application and method are provided. Posts with action tags made on social media sites or pages that identify a monitoring entity or associated offering are identified.
|Real time statistics for contact center mood analysis method and apparatus|
Methods and systems for providing a graphical depiction of a determined sentiment for a contact received at a contact center are provided. Moreover, the determined sentiment can be displayed for a grouping of contacts as an aggregated sentiment.
|Cloud based contact center platform powered by individual multi-party conference rooms|
The present disclosure includes a system and method for handling customer service requests in a virtual computing environment supporting multimedia interactions. In some embodiments, the system includes an automated management tool for receiving a customer service request from a client device, a server for establishing an individualized communication session, and a plurality of available resources capable of being connected to the individualized communication session.
|Contact lens with a hydrophilic layer|
Embodiments of the technology relate to a contact lens having a core that is covalently coated by a hydrogel layer, and to methods of making such a lens. In one aspect, embodiments provide for a coated contact lens comprising a lens core comprising an outer surface; and a hydrogel layer covalently attached to at least a portion of the outer surface, the hydrogel layer adapted to contact an ophthalmic surface, wherein the hydrogel layer comprises a hydrophilic polymer population having a first peg species and a second peg species, the first peg species being at least partially cross-linked to the second peg species..
|Usage compliance indicator for contact lenses|
An ophthalmic lens incorporating a usage compliance indicator may be utilized to indicate when the lens should be discarded or otherwise treated. The usage compliance indicator comprises a material that is clear when the lens is removed from its packaging and transforms to a visible marking over a given period of time corresponding to the manufacturer's suggested usable time.
|Rugate optical lens to prevent macular degeneration|
An improved lens with rugate filter specifically designed to be worn in prescription and non-prescription glasses, contact lenses, intraocular lenses and sunglasses, and to provide protection against macular degeneration by reducing harmful visible blue light transmission and ocular photochemical damage. The lens at least includes a single lens layer with a rugate filter deposited thereon to selectively block visible blue light.
|Application for a mobile phone|
An application provides a sms program module in a mobile computing device, e.g., telephone, with an auto reply function, which can send response messages in case the telephone is switched off or in flight mode or if the user is not available. A method includes a text secretary and a library which are created and connect the sms program module with the calendar in the telephone and with a contact database..
|Silicone hydrogel contact lenses|
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are formed from the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising at least one acrylate-containing siloxane monomer, at least one hydrophilic vinyl-containing monomer, and at least one vinyl-containing cross-linking agent. The contact lenses have ophthalmically-acceptable ionoflux values and surface wettability, and can be manufactured without the use of volatile organic solvents..
|Protecting privacy of a customer and an agent using face recognition in a video contact center environment|
A method, apparatus and computer program product for protecting privacy of a customer and an agent using face recognition in a video contact center environment is presented. A video call is initiated by a customer to a contact center.
|Monitoring and control of contact centers with dynamic temporal dimension|
A system with a dynamic temporal dimension for monitoring and control of contact centers, comprising: a scalable simulation service configured with a virtual environment that replicates and is maintained in synchrony with a production contact center environment; an analysis manager; a persistent query service; and a visualizer. The persistent query service receives data from contact center systems and updates virtual tables based on the updates; the analysis manager, sends real-time updates to the visualizer, and the visualizer updates a visualization provided to a user by displaying the real-time updates as a set of past states; and the scalable simulation service performs a time-warped simulation to compute at least a future state of one of the virtual environments and sends a second plurality of updates to the visualizer, and the visualizer updates the visualization provided to the user by displaying the second plurality of real-time updates as a projected future state..
|Real-time customer feedback|
Described are embodiments for providing real time feedback during communication between a customer and a contact center agent to allow a bad customer experience to be mitigated. Embodiments include a system that can identify and mitigate issues that may arise during the communication between the customer and the customer agent including a customer agent's performance, escalation to a supervisor, materials shared with the customer, wait time experience and/or other aspects of the communication.
|System and method for determining call importance using social network context|
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for determining call importance using social network context. A system can receive a call from a caller and establish the identity of the caller.
|Method for controlling an electromagnetic contactor and electromagnetic contactor implementing such a method|
The present invention relates to a control method for an electromagnetic contactor and an electromagnetic contactor implementing such a method, where the method includes supplying an electromagnet of the contactor with a pulse width modulation supply signal and having a nominal frequency, the method also including varying the period over at least part of the pulses of the modulation so as to reduce the conducted electromagnetic disruptions, the variation of the period being chosen such that the frequency of the supply signal remains comprised in a given frequency band including the nominal frequency.. .
|Contact lens use in the treatment of an ophthalmologic condition|
The disclosure relates to the use of contact lenses for treating ophthalmologic conditions, such as presbyopia, induced myopia, computer vision syndrome, insufficient accommodation, or a condition associated with insufficient accommodation. The contact lens may be selected based on a measured sagittal depth and/or eccentricity of the cornea.
|Contact center data visualization system and method|
A data visualisation system is disclosed that includes a retrieval component, a display component, and a contour generator. The retrieval component is configured to retrieve data representing interactions between customers and the merchant, and to construct a finite set of data values from the retrieved data.
|System and method for evaluating and providing treatment to sports participants|
The invention relates to a system and method for monitoring a physiological parameter of a player(s) from a larger group of players engaged in a contact sport. The system includes a helmet having a protective outer shell and an internal padding assembly, a portable signaling device, and a reporting unit positioned within the helmet.
|Curable colored inks for making colored silicone|
The present invention provides an actinically or thermally curable ink for making colored silicone hydrogel contact lenses. The ink of the invention comprises at least one colorant, a solvent and a binder polymer including ethylenically unsaturated groups and segments derived from at least one silicone-containing vinylic monomer or macromer.
|Method for preventing or treating an allergic disease using extract from illicium verum|
The present invention provides a method for preventing or treating an allergic disease, comprising administering to a subject a composition comprising an extract from illicium verum as an active ingredient. The extract from illicium verum of the present invention reduces the secretion amount of increased histamine by compound 48/80 and the production amount of the increased allergenic cytokines (tnf-α, il-4 and il-8) by pma and a23187.
|Methods for preventing or treating eye diseases using adiponectin|
A composition for preventing or treating an eye disease includes adiponectin as an active ingredient. Adiponectin as an active ingredient is eventually revealed to show prevention or therapeutic efficacies for eye diseases such as dry eye (syndrome), inflammatory eye disease and side effects due to the use of contact lenses by promoting tear secretion, alleviating ocular surface irregularities, decreasing inflammatory cytokines on the ocular surface and lacrimal gland, and increasing conjunctival goblet cell density.
|Lens incorporating myopia control optics and muscarinic agents|
Ophthalmic devices, such as contact lenses, may incorporate myopia control optics in combination with therapeutic agents also known to control myopia to create a drug delivery mechanism to inhibit or arrest the progression of myopia in individuals. Any number of contact lenses incorporating myopia control optics may be combined with a therapeutic agent such as atropine, atropine sulphate monohydrate, and/or pirenzepine.
|Inversion marking for contact lenses|
An ophthalmic lens incorporating clearly identifiable, highly visible inversion marking(s) that become invisible when placed on the eye may be utilized to allow an individual to easily distinguish between the normal state of the lens and the inverted state of the lens. The ophthalmic lens comprises a thin material layer capable of changing its optical state from diffusive light scattering, colored, or both, to invisible transparent at the corneal temperature of a normal person, at the influence of ambient light, or a combination thereof..
|Contact lens manufacturing method|
In manufacturing a contact lens, a contact lens mould arrangement in which the engagement between the mould halves is unconstrained and at least one mould half is sufficiently pliable or flexible that during the curing of the contact lens composition at one mold half may move or flex relative to the other to define a post-cure mould cavity of smaller volume than the pre-cure mould cavity and during which the curvatures of the first and/or second mould surfaces are allowed to change provides a significantly more efficient manufacturing process and enables one mould half to be readily utilized as a blister cup for contact lens packaging.. .
|Hydrogel monomer mix containing added water|
Provided herein is a polymerized product formed of a polymerized monomer mixture comprising intentionally added water and at least one hydrophilic monomer wherein the monomer mix does not contain any silicon containing materials. The polymerized monomer mixture of the invention herein is useful in many biomaterial applications.
|Limited use, self-destructive contact lens case|
A contact lens storage case of limited life and predetermined usage to further the safe and effective use of contact lenses by ensuring patient compliance through both limiting case use over a set period of time and discouraging reuse and topping-off of the disinfecting and storage solution. Generally, the self-destruction consists of the case developing a leak in a pre-determined fashion as a result of the change in properties of a material in a limited area of the case following exposure of the case to the storage solution..
|Apparatus and methods for dispensing cushioning wrap material|
An apparatus for dispensing cushioning wrap material includes a box having a dispensing opening in communication with an interior of the box. A roll of interleaf material is rotatably positioned within the box such that a free end of the interleaf material can extend through the dispensing opening, and a roll of expandable sheet material in an unexpanded form is rotatably positioned within the box adjacent the first roll of sheet material such that a free end of the expandable sheet material can extend through the dispensing opening.
|Contact lens dispensing apparatus|
A contact lens dispensing apparatus may include a container with a lid that removably seals the container, a cradle that cradles a contact lens, and a lifting mechanism connected to the cradle and the lid. The container and lid may collectively form a blister pack with the contact lens sealed therein.
|Touch screen system and methods for multiple contactless payments|
Systems and methods for operating a touch screen for contactless payments are described. In an embodiment, a process includes detecting the presence of multiple proximity payment devices in contact with a touchable surface of a touch screen, displaying a payment option menu for multiple consumers associated with the proximity payment devices, and detecting selection of payment amounts.
|Silicone hydrogel contact lenses|
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are described. The lenses are derived from a polymerizable composition including 30-60 unit parts by weight of a hydrophilic monomer(s) having one n-vinyl group, 10 to 50 unit parts by weight of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (hema), and a first siloxane monomer component comprising a siloxane monomer of formula (1) as described herein or a siloxane monomer of formula (2) as described herein or a siloxane monomer of formula (3) as described herein or any combination thereof, where the total amount of siloxane monomer(s) present in the polymerizable composition is from 15 to 40 unit parts by weight.
|Extended wear ophthalmic lens|
A method for making a silicone hydrogel contact lens is provided. In one embodiment, a prepolymer mixture is polymerized in a lens mold in an atmosphere having less than about 10000 ppm oxygen to form a silicone hydrogel contact lens suitable for extended wear as characterized by producing less than 10% corneal swelling after a period of continuous wear of 7 days including normal sleep periods.
|Wettable silicone hydrogel contact lenses|
Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are formed from the reaction product of a polymerizable composition comprising at least one acrylate-containing siloxane monomer, at least one hydrophilic vinyl-containing monomer, and at least one vinyl-containing cross-linking agent, wherein the polymerizable composition has a molar ratio of total amount of hydrophilic vinyl-containing monomer to total amount of acrylate-containing siloxane monomer of from 5:1 to 30:1, respectively. The silicone hydrogel contact lenses have good manufacturing processability, can be manufactured without the use of alcohol solvents, and have excellent surface wettability..
A shoulder pad for use in a contact sport, such as football, hockey or lacrosse is provided. The shoulder pad includes a pair of curvilinear, continuous arch members joined together to define a central opening that receives the player's head.
|High water content silicone hydrogel contact lenses|
Wherein m of formula (1) represents one integer from 3 to 10, n of formula (1) represents one integer from 1 to 10, r1 of formula (1) is an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and each r2 of formula (1) is independently either a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; the lenses also include units derived from a second siloxane monomer having a number average molecular weight of at least 7,000 daltons, and at least one vinyl-containing cross-linking agent. The lenses have average equilibrium water contents from about 30% wt/wt to about 70% wt/wt when fully hydrated.