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(12) Demande de brevet: (11) CA 2717631
(54) Titre français: PROCEDE ET SYSTEME POUR ASSURER L'ENTRETIEN ET LA CONFORMITE DES LENTILLES CORNEENNES
(54) Titre anglais: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTACT LENS CARE AND COMPLIANCE

Abrégé anglais



A method for tracking ophthalmic lens care compliance, said method comprising
the
steps of; including at least one sensor with said ophthalmic product for
monitoring at
least one ambient condition and for logging and recording at least one reading
associated
said at least one ambient condition, following a predetermined event;
determining
whether said at least one reading exceeds at least one predetermined
threshold, and
issuing an alert when said at least one reading exceeds at least one
predetermined
threshold.


Note : Les revendications sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.


THE EMBODIMENTS OF THE INVENTION IN WHICH AN EXCLUSIVE
PROPERTY OR PRIVILEGE IS CLAIMED ARE DEFINED AS FOLLOWS:

1. A method for tracking ophthalmic lens care compliance, said method
comprising
the steps of:
including at least one sensor with said ophthalmic product for monitoring at
least
one ambient condition and for logging and recording at least one reading
associated said
at least one ambient condition, following a predetermined event;
comparing said at least one reading to a predetermined threshold and providing
an
outcome, said predetermined threshold corresponding to said at least one
ambient
condition, and
issuing an alert based on said outcome.


2. The method of claim 1 wherein said at least one ambient condition provides
sensed data related to at least one of protein concentration, composition of
the lacrimal
fluid, fungus, pathogens, virus, bacteria, concentrations of compounds in a
lens care
product, pH level, eye temperature, eye pressure, eye moisture, oxygen
reaching the eye,
blink rate, pressure from rubbing, frequency of wear, exposure to a lens care
product,
usage habits, vital signs, pulse rate, oxygen, lacrimal fluid content, protein
content,
temperature, geolocation coordinates, chemicals, chemical compounds, acoustic
energy,
moisture content, humidity, smoke, vibration, light, radiation, magnetic
fields, air quality,
power, motion, global positioning, geo-location, orientation, acceleration, or
changes
thereof.


3. The method of claim 2 wherein said sensed data is analyzed in real-time.


4. The method of claim 2 wherein said sensed data is transmitted to a
computing device
for processing, automatically, periodically, or upon request.


5. The method of claim 3 wherein said sensed data is transmitted wirelessly.

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6. The method of claim 5 wherein said sensed data is transmitted via an RFID
air-
interface.


7. The method of claim 6 wherein said alert is issued to at least one of a
user of said
ophthalmic product, eye professional, pharmacist, insurance provider, and a
guardian or
parent.


8. A contact lens compliance system comprising:
at least one sensor for monitoring at least one ambient condition and for
logging
and recording at least one reading associated said at least one ambient
condition,
following a predetermined event,
a computer readable medium for storing said at least one reading;
a processor for determining whether said at least one reading exceeds at least
one
predetermined threshold, said at least one predetermined threshold
corresponding to said
at least one ambient condition, and providing an outcome, and
wherein said processor issues an alert based on said outcome.


9. The system of claim 8 wherein said at least one reading is related to at
least one of
one of protein concentration, composition of the lacrimal fluid, fungus,
pathogens, virus,
bacteria, concentrations of compounds in a lens care product, pH level, eye
temperature,
eye pressure, eye moisture, oxygen reaching the eye, blink rate, pressure from
rubbing,
frequency of wear, exposure to a lens care product, usage habits, vital signs,
pulse rate,
oxygen, lacrimal fluid content, protein content, temperature, geolocation
coordinates,
chemicals, chemical compounds, acoustic energy, moisture content, humidity,
smoke,
vibration, light, radiation, magnetic fields, air quality, power, motion,
global positioning,
geo-location, orientation, acceleration, or changes thereof.


The system of claim 9 wherein said outcome is used determine at least one of
usage habits, wear schedule of the lenses or frequency of wear of the lens, or
compliance
to proper lens care, and advise the user to clean, rinse and dry a contact
lens container,


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change the solution in the container, replace the contact lens and/ or the
contact lens
container.


11. The system of claim 9 wherein said outcome is used determine to create a
suitable
prescription, including recommendations regarding an ideal contact lens type
for said
user. and analyzed to determine the frequency of wear, and correspondingly the
lens care
habits of the user.


12. The system of claim 9 wherein said outcome is used to cause the system to
automatically initiate an order of replacement lenses on a valid prescription.


13. The system of claim 9 wherein said sensor determines the length of time
the lens is in
contact with an eye, and/or exposed to a lens care product.


14. The system of claim 8 wherein said concentration of compounds in a lens
care
product used to determine the product SKU of the solution.


15. The system of claim 14 wherein at least one of an advisory, a recall
notice, a rebate,
a promotion, an advertisement, is communicated to said user based on at least
one of
product SKU, lens type, prescription details, and sensed data.


16. The system of claim 8 wherein said sensor includes said computer readable
medium
and said processor.


17. The system of claim 16 wherein said lens comprises said sensor, and said
sensor
is caused to emit a signal comprising said alert.


18. The system of claim 9 wherein said contact lens container comprises said
sensor.

19. A system for tracking the wearable life of an ophthalmic lens, the system
comprising:


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said ophthalmic lens having thereon or within it at least one sensor for
measuring at least
one parameter, said sensor having a computer readable medium for storing
sensed data
and data related to said ophthalmic lens, said data comprising expiration
data, said sensor
comprising means for emitting said sensed data automatically, or in response
to
activation by an activating signal applied by an external means;

counter means for determine the elapsed time between said time of activation
and
expiration data,

wherein the wearable life of an ophthalmic lens is based on said elapsed time
and sensed
data,

wherein said data is related to at least one of a SKU, unique ID,
manufacturer,
logo, material of manufacture, composition, lot, no., batch no., warehouse
related data;
promotional material, rebate for next pair purchase or free trials, lens
features and
benefits data, health warnings, data on potential risk or complications,
insurance coverage
data, regulatory data, authenticity data, fitting details, lens type data,
lens care or handling
information, recommended usage information such as wear schedule, filling
pharmacy,
health professional information, time, an ophthalmic product user's personal
details,
prescription information, right eye/left eye identification data, URI, lens
case replacement
schedule, eye exam schedule, eye appointments, and
wherein said sensed data is related to at least one of a protein
concentration,
composition of the lacrimal fluid, fungus, pathogens, virus, bacteria,
concentrations of
compounds in a lens care product, pH level, eye temperature, eye pressure, eye
moisture,
oxygen reaching the eye, blink rate, pressure from rubbing, light, frequency
of wear,
exposure to a lens care product, usage habits, vital signs, pulse rate,
geolocation
coordinates, chemicals, chemical compounds, acoustic energy, moisture content,

humidity, smoke, vibration, radiation, magnetic fields, air quality, power,
motion, global
positioning, geo-location, orientation, acceleration, or changes thereof.


20. A method for contact lens compliance, the method comprising the steps of:

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associating said contact lens with at least one sensor for monitoring at least
one
ambient condition and for logging and recording at least one reading
associated said at
least one ambient condition, following a predetermined event; said sensor
associated
with a data carrier having sensed data related to at least one of said at
least one reading.
contact lens identity, time data, and orientation data;
comparing said at least one reading to a predetermined threshold and providing
an
outcome;
determining at least one of the identity, orientation, wearable life of said
at least one
contact lens;
causing said at least one sensor to emit at least one wireless signal related
to said
comparison step and determining step; and
providing at least one advisory signal based on said emitted signal, said at
least one
advisory signal being associated with said contact lens compliance.


21. A computer-readable medium containing program instructions stored thereon,

when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform operations
comprising:
causing at least one sensor included with a ophthalmic lens to emit a data
signal
periodically, automatically, or in response to a external signal from the at
least one sensor
via a communication interface; said at least one sensor for monitoring at
least one
ambient condition and for logging and recording at least one reading
associated said at
least one ambient condition, following a predetermined event;
comparing said at least one reading to a predetermined threshold and providing
an
outcome, said predetermined threshold corresponding to said at least one
ambient
condition,
issuing an alert based on said outcome; and

wherein said at least one of a said at least one ambient condition provides
sensed data
related to at least one of protein concentration, composition of the lacrimal
fluid, fungus,
pathogens, virus, bacteria, concentrations of compounds in a lens care
product, pH level,
eye temperature, eye pressure, eye moisture, oxygen reaching the eye, blink
rate,
pressure from rubbing, frequency of wear, exposure to a lens care product,
usage habits,

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vital signs, pulse rate, oxygen, lacrimal fluid content, protein content,
temperature,
geolocation coordinates, chemicals, chemical compounds, acoustic energy,
moisture
content, humidity, smoke, vibration, light, radiation, magnetic fields, air
quality, power,
motion, global positioning, geo-location, orientation, acceleration, or
changes thereof.


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Titre Date
(22) Dépôt 2010-10-14
(41) Mise à la disponibilité du public 2012-04-14
Requête d'examen 2015-10-14

Taxes périodiques

Description Date Montant
Dernier paiement 2016-10-13 100,00 $
Prochain paiement si taxe applicable aux petites entités 2017-10-16 100,00 $
Prochain paiement si taxe générale 2017-10-16 200,00 $

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Historique des paiements

Type de taxes Anniversaire Échéance Montant payé Date payée
Dépôt 200,00 $ 2010-10-14
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 2 2012-10-15 50,00 $ 2012-10-15
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 3 2013-10-15 50,00 $ 2013-10-15
Requête d'examen 400,00 $ 2015-10-14
Rétablissement: taxes périodiques sur la demande impayées 200,00 $ 2015-10-14
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 4 2014-10-14 50,00 $ 2015-10-14
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 5 2015-10-14 100,00 $ 2015-12-23
Taxe de paiement en souffrance, selon le par. 3.1(1) 2016-03-21 50,00 $ 2015-12-23
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 6 2016-10-14 100,00 $ 2016-10-13

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Abrégé 2010-10-14 1 13
Description 2010-10-14 30 1 533
Revendications 2010-10-14 6 204
Dessins 2010-10-14 5 57
Dessins représentatifs 2011-11-04 1 5
Page couverture 2012-04-11 2 34
Taxes 2012-10-15 1 29
Correspondance 2013-01-04 3 93
Correspondance 2013-01-15 1 13
Taxes 2013-10-15 1 29
Taxes 2015-10-14 1 45
Poursuite-Amendment 2015-10-14 1 45
Taxes 2015-12-23 1 31
Correspondance 2016-01-19 1 21
Taxes 2016-10-13 1 28
Poursuite-Amendment 2017-02-23 5 295