US Patent No: 5,364,256

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Apparatus for the production of plastic lenses

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Apparatus for making a plastic lens. Mold members are spaced apart to define a mold cavity. Ultraviolet light is directed through a filter and against at least one of the mold members. The mold members are cooled by air.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Q2100, INC.LOUISVILLE, KY61
BLUM, RONALD D.ROANOKE, VA9
OPHTHALMIC RESEARCH GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC.LOUISVILLE, KY6

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Buazza, Omar M Louisville, KY 54 1787
Lipscomb, N Thornton Louisville, KY 9 533
Luetke, Stephen C Louisville, KY 39 1112
Robinson, John J Cincinnati, OH 6 296

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (4)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Q2100, INC. (52)
6,494,702 Apparatus for the production of plastic lenses 16 1995
6,730,244 Plastic lens and method for the production thereof 31 1995
6,022,498 Methods for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 72 1996
5,976,423 Methods and apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 64 1996
5,928,575 Methods for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 67 1996
6,086,799 Methods and apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light and improved cooling 51 1997
6,228,289 Plastic lens systems and methods 47 1998
6,174,465 Methods for eyeglass lens curing using ultaviolet light 49 1998
6,200,124 Apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 41 1998
6,328,445 Methods and apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 41 1999
6,280,171 El apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 43 1999
6,712,596 System for producing ultraviolet blocking lenses 16 1999
6,368,523 Method and composition for producing ultraviolet blocking lenses 38 1999
6,576,167 Methods and apparatus for eyeglass curing using ultraviolet light and improved cooling 10 1999
6,723,260 Method for marking a plastic eyeglass lens using a mold assembly holder 14 2000
6,716,375 Apparatus and method for heating a polymerizable composition 14 2000
7,079,920 Plastic lens systems, compositions, and methods 1 2001
6,729,866 Plastic lens systems 15 2001
6,634,879 Plastic lens systems, compositions, and methods 14 2001
6,557,734 Plastic lens systems, compositions, and methods 15 2001
7,139,636 System for preparing eyeglass lenses with bar code reader 6 2001
7,124,995 Holder for mold assemblies and molds 0 2001
7,083,404 System for preparing an eyeglass lens using a mold holder 0 2001
7,074,352 Graphical interface for monitoring usage of components of a lens forming apparatus 0 2001
7,060,208 Method of preparing an eyeglass lens with a controller 0 2001
7,052,262 System for preparing eyeglasses lens with filling station 1 2001
7,051,290 Graphical interface for receiving eyeglass prescription information 1 2001
7,045,081 Method of monitoring components of a lens forming apparatus 1 2001
7,037,449 Method for automatically shutting down a lens forming apparatus 0 2001
7,025,910 Method of entering prescription information 0 2001
7,011,773 Graphical interface to display mold assembly position in a lens forming apparatus 0 2001
7,004,740 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a heating system 0 2001
6,962,669 Computerized controller for an eyeglass lens curing apparatus 10 2001
6,899,831 Method of preparing an eyeglass lens by delayed entry of mold assemblies into a curing apparatus 1 2001
6,893,245 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a computer system controller 11 2001
6,863,518 Mold filing apparatus having multiple fill stations 12 2001
6,840,752 Apparatus for preparing multiple eyeglass lenses 15 2001
6,808,381 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a controller 18 2001
6,790,022 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a movable lamp mount 13 2001
6,790,024 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having multiple conveyor systems 18 2001
6,758,663 System for preparing eyeglass lenses with a high volume curing unit 20 2001
6,752,613 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a controller for initiation of lens curing 19 2001
6,726,463 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a dual computer system controller 19 2001
6,712,331 Holder for mold assemblies with indicia 20 2001
6,709,257 Eyeglass lens forming apparatus with sensor 25 2001
6,702,564 System for preparing an eyeglass lens using colored mold holders 20 2001
6,676,398 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a prescription reader 20 2001
6,676,399 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having sensors for tracking mold assemblies 14 2001
6,655,946 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a controller for conveyor and curing units 25 2001
7,044,429 Methods and systems for coating eyeglass lens molds 15 2002
6,464,484 Apparatus and system for the production of plastic lenses 35 2002
6,960,312 Methods for the production of plastic lenses 0 2002
 
VISION DYNAMICS, LLC (18)
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6,451,226 Plastic lens compositions 38 1998
6,416,307 Plastic lens systems, compositions, and methods 42 1998
6,171,528 Methods and apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 48 1998
6,241,505 Apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light 43 1998
6,419,873 Plastic lens systems, compositions, and methods 42 1999
6,174,155 Apparatus for producing ultraviolet blocking lenses 49 1999
6,367,928 Method and composition for producing ultraviolet blocking lenses 37 1999
6,673,278 Methods and apparatus for eyeglass lens curing using ultraviolet light and improved cooling 14 1999
6,284,159 Progressive lens apparatus and process 36 2000
6,698,708 Gasket and mold assembly for producing plastic lenses 15 2000
6,632,535 Method of forming antireflective coatings 24 2000
6,612,828 Fill system with controller for monitoring use 22 2001
6,579,478 Progressive lens apparatus and process 16 2001
6,786,598 Plastic eyeglass lenses 10 2002
6,926,510 Plastic lens systems and compositions 0 2002
6,939,899 Composition for producing ultraviolet blocking lenses 2 2002
 
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (6)
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6,099,763 Method and apparatus for filling a lens-forming device with a curable fluid 7 1998
6,082,987 Apparatus for assembling a lens-forming device 63 1998
6,068,464 Gasket for lens making 25 1998
D449321 Optical lens with a tail 0 1999
D434050 Gasket for lens making 2 1999
 
KITANO CO., LTD. (4)
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6,013,145 Method of curing an optical disc 9 1998
6,224,702 Method of manufacturing optical discs 7 1999
6,503,423 Method of and apparatus for curing an optical disc 8 2000
 
COOPERVISION INTERNATIONAL HOLDING COMPANY, LP (2)
8,298,458 Systems and methods for producing silicone hydrogel contact lenses from a polymerizable composition 0 2006
8,308,999 Systems and methods for producing contact lenses from a polymerizable composition 0 2010
 
Ophthalmic Research Group International, Inc. (2)
6,206,673 Plastic lens and plastic lens manufacturing system 46 1995
6,331,058 Plastic lens composition and method for the production thereof 37 2000
 
Q1200, Inc. (2)
6,875,005 Apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens having a gating device 13 2001
6,964,479 Plastic lens system, compositions, and methods 0 2002
 
ALCON RESEARCH, LTD. (1)
5,922,821 Ophthalmic lens polymers 22 1997
 
CHRYSALIS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC (1)
5,662,951 Apparatus for making lenses 8 1994
 
Johnson & Johnson Vision Products, Inc. (1)
5,597,519 Ultraviolet cycling oven for polymerization of contact lenses 53 1994
 
OPTICAL MOLDING SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6,936,197 Method and compositions for manufacturing coated photochromatic articles 2 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
7,276,189 Method and compositions for manufacturing plastic optical lens 0 2000