US Patent No: 8,003,005 - Analytics, PDF, Full Text and PAIR Access

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Alignment facilities for optical dyes

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Various non-limiting embodiments disclosed herein provide phase-separating polymer systems including a cured polymeric liquid crystal matrix phase and a guest phase including at least one photoactive material where the guest phase separates from the matrix phase during the curing process. Optical elements, including ophthalmic elements and other articles of manufacture including the phase-separating polymer systems are also disclosed. Methods of forming a liquid crystal phase-separating photoactive polymer system are also described.

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TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, INC.PINELLAS PARK, FL157

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Foller, Peter C Murrysville, US 51 401
He, Meng Murrysville, US 54 265
Kumar, Anil Murrysville, US 244 2971
Li, Chenguang Monroeville, US 10 48
Shao, Jiping Monroeville, US 30 190
Xu, Ruisong Monroeville, US 16 59

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, INC. (6)
* 2011/0135,850 PHOTOALIGNMENT MATERIALS HAVING IMPROVED ADHESION 5 2010
* 8,828,507 Alignment facilities for optical dyes 0 2011
* 2011/0128,457 ALIGNMENT FACILITIES FOR OPTICAL DYES 1 2011
* 8,628,685 Mesogen-containing compounds 0 2011
* 9,030,740 Photochromic article having at least partially crossed polarized photochromic-dichroic and fixed-polarized layers 0 2012
* 2014/0078,583 Photochromic Article Having At Least Partially Crossed Polarized Photochromic-Dichroic And Fixed-Polarized Layers 0 2012
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