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04/17/14
20140104563
 Lenses, devices, methods and systems for refractive error patent thumbnailnew patent Lenses, devices, methods and systems for refractive error
The present disclosure is directed to lenses, devices, methods and/or systems for addressing refractive error. Certain embodiments are directed to changing or controlling the wavefront of the light entering a human eye.
04/17/14
20140102917
 System for improving hydrophilicity of contact lens and application of the same to packaging of contact lens patent thumbnailnew patent System for improving hydrophilicity of contact lens and application of the same to packaging of contact lens
Providing a system which can exhibit a desired effect of improving hydrophilicity of a contact lens without causing adverse influences on sense of use of the contact lens and a cleaning effect, and which can effectively prevent adhesion of lipid stain. Also providing a packaging solution for the contact lens which can effectively suppress or prevent reduction of its viscosity with time even when the packaging solution is sterilized by heating.
04/10/14
20140100291
 Actinically-crosslinkable siloxane-containing copolymers patent thumbnailActinically-crosslinkable siloxane-containing copolymers
The invention provide a class of actinically-crosslinkable silicone-containing prepolymers obtained by functionalizing an intermediary copolymer to have two or more thiol or ethylenically-unsaturated groups covalently attached thereto, wherein the intermediary copolymer is an atom-transfer radical polymerization (atrp) product of a reactive mixture comprising a polysiloxane atrp macroinitiator and at least one hydrophilic vinylic monomer. The present invention is also related to silicone hydrogel contact lenses made from a prepolymer of the invention and methods for making the contact lenses in a cost-effective way and with high consistency and high fidelity to the original lens design..
04/10/14
20140098340
 Stabilization of contact lenses patent thumbnailStabilization of contact lenses
Contact lens designs are provided with improved stabilization wherein the moments of momentum are balanced.. .
04/10/14
20140098339
 Pupil-only photochromic contact lenses displaying desirable optics and comfort patent thumbnailPupil-only photochromic contact lenses displaying desirable optics and comfort
A method for making a hydrogel, photochromic contact lens including supplying a first lens composition comprising a contact lens monomer and a photochromic material to a front contact lens mold and supplying a second lens composition to said contact lens mold wherein the viscosity of said first composition is at least about 1000 cp greater than the viscosity of said second contact lens composition, and the makeup of said second composition matches the of said first composition to reduce strain between said compositions of the resulting lens.. .
04/10/14
20140098338
 Contact lens and manufacturing method thereof patent thumbnailContact lens and manufacturing method thereof
Provided is a contact lens having a novel structure with a high level of practicality which is easy to manufacture and apply to users, and can improve quality of vision (qov). In an optical part of a contact lens, a spherical aberration of a size corresponding to a coma aberration of a user's naked eye, and of a size for which a spherical aberration of the user's naked eye will not be offset and will be made to remain is set as a corrective optical characteristic for a residual irregular astigmatism of the user's naked eye.
04/10/14
20140098226
 Image capture component on active contact lens patent thumbnailImage capture component on active contact lens
This disclosure relates to systems and/or methods for capturing image data representing a scene in a gaze of a viewer via a thin image capture component integrated on or within a contact lens, processing the image data, and employing the processed image data to perform functions locally on the contact lens or remotely on one or more remote devices.. .
04/10/14
20140096484
 Contact lens products patent thumbnailContact lens products
The present invention relates to improved contact lens products which not only have initial insertion comfort but also are comfortable to wear for more than about 6 hours. The invention is achieved by packaging and storing a hydrogel lens with two or more leachable polymeric lubricants incorporated therein in a relatively viscous packaging solution including a relatively low molecular weight polyethylene glycol (peg) and a viscosity-enhancing hydrophilic polymer.
04/03/14
20140093472
 L-histidine in ophthalmic solutions patent thumbnailL-histidine in ophthalmic solutions
The invention relates to an aqueous ophthalmic solution comprising 0.00001 to about 10.0 percent by weight l-histidine, 0.0001 to 3.0 percent by weight hydrogen peroxide, and optionally 0.1 to 500 parts per million of a preservative that provides superior preservative efficacy especially as against fungal microbes. These solutions may be employed in various ways including cleaning contact lenses, rinsing lenses while in the eye, storing lenses and in delivering active pharmaceutical agents to the eye..
04/03/14
20140092359
 Progressive multifocal rigid gas permeable contact lens patent thumbnailProgressive multifocal rigid gas permeable contact lens
A contact lens is provided. It is a rigid gas permeable, corneal-scleral progressive, multifocal, vision lens that covers the cornea and a portion of the sclera of an eye.
03/27/14
20140088881
Information processing method
Systems, apparatus and methods including a contact lens that facilitates collection and/or processing of information associated with sensed features are provided. In one aspect, a system can include a contact lens and an analysis component external to the contact lens.
03/27/14
20140088381
Facilitation of tear sample collection and testing using a contact lens
Apparatus, systems and methods are provided that employ contact lenses that facilitate testing for an analyte present within tear fluid. In an aspect, a contact lens includes a substrate that forms at least part of a body of the contact lens and one or more cavities disposed within the substrate configured to collect and store tear fluid over time when the contact lens is worn over an eye.
03/27/14
20140088372
Information processing method
Systems, apparatus and methods including a contact lens that facilitates collection and/or processing of information associated with sensed features are provided. In one aspect, a system can include a contact lens and an analysis component external to the contact lens.
03/27/14
20140087452
In-vitro contact lens testing
Contact lens testing apparatuses and method for testing contact lenses for analytes are presented. In an aspect, a device is provided that includes a housing configured to hold one or more contact lenses, and a testing compartment provided within the housing and comprising a reagent, the reagent configured to facilitate a chemical reaction in response to the existence of a predetermined biomarker disposed on or within a contact lens placed in the testing compartment, wherein the chemical reaction produces a known result related to state information of an individual from which the biomarker was generated..
03/27/14
20140085602
Wearable device
Apparatus, systems and methods employing a contact lens that generates information indicative of a hydration level of an eye in which the lens is worn, are provided. In some aspects, a contact lens includes a substrate that forms at least part of a body of the contact lens and a hydration component that generates information associated with a hydration level of an eye in which the contact lens is worn..
03/27/14
20140085601
Contact lens having a chip integrated into a polymer substrate and method of manufacture
Contact lenses and methods of manufacture are provided. In one aspect, a method includes: positioning components in predefined locations on a first surface; applying pressure on the components employing a second surface; providing molten material between the first surface and the second surface and around the components; embedding the components in a substrate by cooling the molten material and causing the molten material to harden, the substrate being a substantially solid form of molten material; and removing the first surface and the second surface after embedding the components in the substrate.
03/27/14
20140085600
Facilitation of temperature compensation for contact lens sensors and temperature sensing
Apparatus, systems and methods employing contact lens sensors are provided. In some aspects, a contact lens includes a substrate and a circuit.
03/27/14
20140085599
Assembling thin silicon chips on a contact lens
A contact lens having a thin silicon chip integrated therein is provided along with methods for assembling the silicon chip within the contact lens. In an aspect, a method includes creating a plurality of lens contact pads on a lens substrate and creating a plurality of chip contact pads on a chip.
03/27/14
20140085083
Computer-implemented method for contact lens care compliance
A method for tracking ophthalmic lens care compliance, said method comprising the steps of: including at least one sensor with said ophthalmic product for monitoring at least one ambient condition and for logging and recording at least one parameter associated said at least one ambient condition, following a predetermined event; comparing said at least one parameter to a predetermined threshold and providing an outcome, said predetermined threshold corresponding to said at least one ambient condition, and issuing an alert based on said outcome.. .
03/27/14
20140084489
Assembling thin silicon chips on a contact lens
A contact lens having a thin silicon chip integrated therein is provided along with methods for assembling the silicon chip within the contact lens. In an aspect, a method includes creating a plurality of lens contact pads on a lens substrate and creating a plurality of chip contact pads on a chip.
03/20/14
20140081178
Sensing system
This disclosure relates to systems and/or methods for detection of eye blinking using an active contact lens with multiple sensors and detecting orientation of the active contact lens.. .
03/20/14
20140080977
Hydrophilized antimicrobial polymers
A bactericidal or antimicrobial polymeric composition includes a hydrophilic first comonomer copolymerized to a second comonomer to produce a polymeric composition that is more hydrophilic or more bactericidal or antimicrobial in an aqueous solution than either of the comonomers alone. Methods for identifying bactericidal or antimicrobial polymers, methods for rendering materials bactericidal or antimicrobial, and methods for using bactericidal or antimicrobial compositions to kill or reduce bacterial or microbial growth are also described.
03/13/14
20140072665
Process for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens
There is described a process for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens and an apparatus for forming an ophthalmic lens, in particular a silicone hydrogel contact lens, wherein in a mold assembly a first and a second mold half (101, 102) are first arranged in an intermediate closed position in which the mold surfaces of the two mold halves are spaced apart from each other at a distance increase (d1) of preferably 1 to 100 μm relative to a final distance (d0) in a final closed position, and wherein, during curing of the lens forming material (202), the mold surfaces (105, 106) of the mold halves (101, 102) are actively or passively moved or moving from the intermediate closed position to the final closed position, where the distance increase (d1) is 0.. .
03/13/14
20140071395
Eyeglasses with raisable lenses
The invention provides eyeglasses with lenses that can be placed in front of the eye to correct vision or raised above the eyes to provide access to one or both eyes and face. Each lens can be independently positioned in front of the eye or above the eye allowing clear vision in one eye and access to the other eye and side of face for activities such as make-up application, eye drop application or insertion or removal of contact lenses..
03/06/14
20140066540
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.
03/06/14
20140063486
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.. .
03/06/14
20140063446
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..
03/06/14
20140063445
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..
03/06/14
20140063444
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..
02/27/14
20140055741
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..
02/27/14
20140055740
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.
02/27/14
20140055736
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.
02/20/14
20140049746
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..
02/13/14
20140043588
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.


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