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1. (WO2005115282) APPARATUS FOR APPLYING AND REMOVING CONTACT LENSES AND RELATED METHOD
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/115282    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/018890
Publication Date: 08.12.2005 International Filing Date: 24.05.2005
IPC:
A61F 9/00 (2006.01), A47J 45/00 (2006.01), A45C 11/04 (2006.01)
Applicants: MEDICAL INSTILL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US/US]; 201 Housatonic Avenue, New Milford, CT 067762 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
PY, Daniel [FR/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: PY, Daniel; (US)
Agent: GIARRATANA, Mark, D.; MCCarter & English, LLP, 185 Asylum Street, Cityplace 1, Hartford, CT 06103 (US)
Priority Data:
60/573,996 24.05.2004 US
11/137,866 23.05.2005 US
Title (EN) APPARATUS FOR APPLYING AND REMOVING CONTACT LENSES AND RELATED METHOD
(FR) APPAREIL ET MÉTHODE D’APPLICATION ET DE RETRAIT DE LENTILLES DE CONTACT
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An apparatus and method are provided for applying and removing contact lenses. The apparatus has an actuator and two tissue-engaging surfaces drivingly coupled to the actuator for engaging tissue adjacent to the eye in connection with actuating the actuator and to facilitate retaining the eye open during removal of the contact lens therefrom. A support surface supports the apparatus adjacent to the eye, and a lens removing member is drivingly coupled to the actuator for movement between an extended position and a retracted position for removing the contact lens from the eye. The actuator actuates the tissue-engaging surface to facilitate retaining the eye open during removal of the contact lens therefrom, and substantially simultaneously actuates the lens removing member to remove the contact lens from the open eye.
(FR)Il s’agit de fournir un appareil et une méthode d’application et de retrait de lentilles de contact. Cet appareil est doté d’un actionneur et de deux surfaces d’engagement des tissus combinés à l’actionneur pour engager les tissus proches de l’œil en connexion motrice avec l’activation de l’actionneur, et afin de faciliter le maintien de l’œil ouvert pendant le retrait de la lentille de contact. Une surface de support maintient l’appareil près de l’œil, et un élément de retrait de la lentille est relié par un moteur à l’actionneur pour permettre le mouvement entre position étendue et position rétractée afin de procéder au retrait de la lentille de contact. L’actionneur déclenche la surface d’engagement des tissus afin de faciliter le maintien de l’œil ouvert pendant le retrait de la lentille de contact, et actionne simultanément l’élément de retrait de la lentille de contact de l’œil ouvert.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)