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1. (WO2018178823) APPARATUS FOR THE THERMAL CURING OF A LENS-FORMING MATERIAL

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/178823    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2018/051955
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B29D 11/00
Applicants: NOVARTIS AG
Inventors: STUTZ, Michael
GOLLAS, Nicholas
BRAUN, Matthias
Title: APPARATUS FOR THE THERMAL CURING OF A LENS-FORMING MATERIAL
Abstract:
An apparatus (1, 2) for the thermal curing of a lens-forming material contained in a lens mold (10, 60) to form an ophthalmic lens comprises: a tray (30, 40) made of metal, the tray having a fixation opening, a mold support (20, 50) made of plastic, wherein the mold support has a fastener (25, 53) fixed to the tray at the fixation opening (31, 41) and fixing the mold support to the tray, wherein the mold support further has a positioning guide (27, 55) configured to position a lens mold on the mold support in a predetermined position relative to the tray and wherein the mold support further has a support surface (23, 52), and a lens mold arranged on the mold support, the lens mold having a bearing surface (11, 61) resting on the support surface of the mold support. The lens mold is arranged spaced apart from the tray by a clearance distance (C, T)