US Patent No: 7,533,453

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E-facet optical lens

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A method and system design and manufacture of the monogrammed faceted and stone adorned eyeglass lenses via a computer program allowing a design, intricate facet cuts and stone placement on a computer lens model. Software may utilize a touch probe or laser scanner to gather point data from a previously designed lens, converting the data to a computer model. The data is then used to send signals to an articulated robotic arm holding a lens shape. The robotic arm receives the commands from the computer, moving and rotating the lens shape against an abrasive wheel, rotating cutter blade or rotating drill thereby duplicating the facet cuts, slots notches or depressions or other designs contained in the computer lens model. Varying pressure is applied by the articulated arm and various degrees of abrasiveness of the abrasive wheel.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Yancy, Virgil T Tulsa, OK 2 10

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ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE) (8)
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ROLLOMATIC SA (1)
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