Apparatus for the production of plastic lenses

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5364256
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08180836

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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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Q2100, INC.LOUISVILLE, KY3
BLUM, RONALD D.ROANOKE, VA0
Ophthalmic Research Group International, Inc.LOUISVILLE, KY2

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Buazza, Omar M Louisville, KY 45 1887
Lipscomb, N Thornton Louisville, KY 9 537
Luetke, Stephen C Louisville, KY 31 1184
Robinson, John J Cincinnati, OH 6 299

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