US Patent No: 6,709,257

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Eyeglass lens forming apparatus with sensor

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A high volume lens curing system is described. The high volume lens curing system may be configured to cure multiple eyeglass lenses in a continuous manner. An embodiment of the lens curing system includes an apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens. An embodiment of the lens curing system includes an apparatus for preparing an eyeglass lens. The apparatus may include ones or more lens curing units, a mold assembly and a conveyor system. In some embodiments, the conveyor system may include a controller. In other embodiments, at least one lens curing unit may include a sensor configured to communicate with the controller.

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Q2100, INC.LOUISVILLE, KY61

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foreman, John T Louisville, KY 60 355
Lattis, Matthew C Louisville, KY 64 499
Powers, Galen R Louisville, KY 84 1143

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Q2100, INC. (12)
7,079,920 Plastic lens systems, compositions, and methods 1 2001
7,139,636 System for preparing eyeglass lenses with bar code reader 5 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
7,051,290 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
6,962,669 Computerized controller for an eyeglass lens curing apparatus 8 2001
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