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Essential Smart Contact Lens Component    

Contact lens structure of sandwiched liquid crystal, a viable substance to consider in the emerging technology of "Smart Lenses".

Overview

The patent comprises the contact lens structure of "sandwiched liquid crystal". Without coming in direct contact with the eye, liquid crystal offers a wide range of potential uses from liquid crystal display (LCD), optical imaging, and color responsive thermometers to visualization of radio frequencies through optical wave-guides to name a few.

Primary Application of the Technology

My patent's unique design element, liquid crystals will be an essential component for the development of a full, working design of smart contact lenses. Liquid crystals offer a wide array of uses such as supplying manufacturers with a suitable method of providing Heads Up Displays (HUD), direct user notifications through the use of change in color in the user's field of view or shapes, as well as visual representations of transmitted radio waves. Combined with transmitters already in development that will fit in a conventional sized contact lens, display an endless amount of information directly to the user while only taking up micrometers of space using liquid crystals. For those in search of purely aesthetic enhancements, liquid crystals also act as color responsive thermometers. Dialed to the manufacturer's temperature specifications which can be as low as .02 degrees, change and blend the contacts with any eye color the user desires with a touch of a button. By the year 2027, the wearable technology market is projected to be worth over $37 billion dollars, unobtrusive and playing to consumers imagination; smart contact lenses will take the lion's share.

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Liquid crystal is the only substance that can be used for the function of LCD, color sensitive thermometers, display optical imaging of radio waves, be applied as a liquid or solid all while only taking up space of micrometers. However the aforementioned functions are only scratching the surface, a team of dedicated researchers could make breakthroughs using liquid crystal for the purpose of smart lenses; no other substance could ever hope to come close to.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

The versatile substance liquid crystal, sandwiched in-between a contact lens so as to not come in direct contact with the users eye remains compact, delivering it's full range of potential uses without hindering functionality, manufacturers design.

Competitive Advantage

Through the patented technology of sandwiched liquid crystal, our prior art and claims will impede companies from publicly advancing their own smart lens technology. Small LED lights have been affixed to contact lens in the hopes of achieving some semblance usefulness, but LED lights prove to be bulky, hard to power, binary when it comes to information displayed. Liquid crystal on the other hand can be micrometers thin and still function, doesn't require a direct power source due to is chemical nature and can display a wide range fluid information as if you were watching a LCD TV at home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is liquid crystal harmful to humans? No. For added security utilizing the sandwiched contact lens structure, the substance will never come in direct contact with the users eye unless damaged.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 349: Liquid Crystal Cells, Elements And Systems

Cells, elements, and systems which include molecules of a material having both liquid and crystalline properties. Included in this class are those which have a significant liquid crystal cell detail or liquid crystal response or properties, and in which the liquid crystal controls or changes the optical properties of electromagnetic radiation such as direction, phase, amplitude, frequency, or polarization state. This class also provides for nominal manufacturing methods for producing significant liquid crystal cell structure.

Subclass 13: Liquid crystal eyewear (glasses, goggles, etc.)
Subclass 14: For protection

Class 359: Optical: Systems And Elements

Optical elements included in this class are: Lenses; Polarizers; Diffraction gratings; Prisms; Reflectors; Filters; Projection screens; Optical Modulators; Optical Demodulators. Among the optical systems included in this class are: Compound lens systems; Light reflecting signalling systems (e.g., retroreflectors); stereoscopic systems; Binocular devices; Systems of lenticular elements; Systems involving light interference; Glare reducing systems; Light dividing and combining systems; Light control systems (e.g., light valves); building illumination with natural light; Systems for protecting or shielding elements; Optical systems whose operation depends upon polarizing, diffracting, dispersing, reflecting, or refracting light; kaleidoscopes. Further included are certain apertures, closures, and viewing devices of a specialized nature which involve no intentional reflection, refraction, or filtering of light rays. This class also includes optical elements combined with another type of structure(s) to constitute an optical element combined with a nonoptical structure or a perfection or improvement in the optical element.

Subclass 643: Eyepiece