US20040150238A1 - Apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container - Google Patents

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US20040150238A1
US20040150238A1 US10688315 US68831503A US2004150238A1 US 20040150238 A1 US20040150238 A1 US 20040150238A1 US 10688315 US10688315 US 10688315 US 68831503 A US68831503 A US 68831503A US 2004150238 A1 US2004150238 A1 US 2004150238A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L12/00Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising contact lenses; Accessories therefor
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A45HAND OR TRAVELLING ARTICLES
    • A45CPURSES; LUGGAGE; HAND CARRIED BAGS
    • A45C11/00Receptacles for purposes not provided for in groups A45C1/00 - A45C9/00
    • A45C11/005Contact lens cases
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61LMETHODS OR APPARATUS FOR STERILISING MATERIALS OR OBJECTS IN GENERAL; DISINFECTION, STERILISATION, OR DEODORISATION OF AIR; CHEMICAL ASPECTS OF BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES; MATERIALS FOR BANDAGES, DRESSINGS, ABSORBENT PADS, OR SURGICAL ARTICLES
    • A61L12/00Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising contact lenses; Accessories therefor
    • A61L12/08Methods or apparatus for disinfecting or sterilising contact lenses; Accessories therefor using chemical substances
    • A61L12/086Container, accessories or devices therefor

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An apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container which comprises a handle portion which can be gripped by fingers, a connection portion formed in unity with the handle portion, and a contact lens attaching portion having a hemisphere-like shape in which its upper face is concave and its bottom face is convex and having a through hole formed by cutting out the center of the hemisphere in a circle so that a contact lens can be attached thereon.

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    FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • The present invention relates to an apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container, especially to an apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container or disinfecting container without using fingers to prevent the contact lens from being contaminated when contacted with fingers. [0001]
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • In general, since users wearing a contact lens use their fingers to take out the contact lens from its keeping container, there are problems that any dirt or contaminating materials may transfer from the fingers to the contact lens or that the solution in the container may overflow. [0002]
  • An advantage of the present invention is an apparatus which can allow a user to take out a contact lens from its keeping container without touching the contact lens with fingers. [0003]
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • In one embodiment, the present invention provides an apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container without contacting the contact lens with fingers, characterized by that it comprises: a handle portion which can be gripped by fingers, a connection portion formed in unity with said handle portion, and a contact lens attaching portion having a hemisphere-like shape in which its upper face is concave and its bottom face is convex and having a through hole formed by cutting out the center of the hemisphere in a circle so that a contact lens can be attached thereon. [0004]
  • According to another embodiment of the present invention, the apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container is characterized in that said contact lens attaching portion has an open portion at one side of the hemisphere having a through hole. [0005]
  • According to other embodiment of the present invention, the apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container is characterized in that it is formed with a soft synthetic resin. [0006]
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • In below, embodiments of the present invention are illustrated with reference to the attached drawings, wherein: [0007]
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an apparatus of the present invention for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container; [0008]
  • FIG. 2 is a plan view of an apparatus of the present invention for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container; [0009]
  • FIG. 3 is a schematic view in which an apparatus of the present invention is used to take out a contact lens from its keeping container; and [0010]
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view of another apparatus of the present invention for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container.[0011]
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT
  • The present invention is illustrated with reference to FIGS. [0012] 1 to 4 as follows.
  • The present invention relates to an apparatus ([0013] 10) for taking out a contact lens (50) from its keeping or disinfecting container (60) without touching the contact lens with fingers, comprising a handle portion (20) which can be gripped by fingers, a connection portion (30) formed in unity with said handle portion (20), and a contact lens attaching portion (40) on which a contact lens (50) can be lightly attached, which is formed in unity with said handle portion (20) and has a hemisphere-like shape in which its upper face is concave and its bottom face is convex. Said handle portion (20), which is illustrated as a round shape in the drawings, may have a rod shape or a pentagonal shape.
  • The present invention is designed to enable for a person to take out a contact lens ([0014] 50) by using the apparatus (10) from its keeping or disinfection container (60) without touching with fingers as illustrated in FIG. 3.
  • As illustrated in FIG. 3, a contact lens ([0015] 50) is disinfected by being putted into a disinfecting solution (70) in a disinfecting container (60).
  • A user grips the handle portion ([0016] 20) of an apparatus (10) for taking out a contact lens by using his/her fingers, makes the contact lens attaching portion (40) made in unity with the connecting portion (30) contact with the upper face of the apparatus for taking out a contact lens, and then rotates said handle in an about half turn, by which said contact lens will be attached on said contact lens attaching portion (40).
  • At this time, the contact lens ([0017] 50) can be simply taken out from the solution in the container by lifting said apparatus (10) for taking out a contact lens.
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view of another apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container, in which one side of said contact lens attaching portion ([0018] 40) is cut to form an open portion (46). On explaining more specifically, an apparatus (10) for taking out a contact lens comprises a handle portion (20) which can be gripped by fingers, a connection portion (30) formed in unity with said handle portion (20), and a contact lens attaching portion (40) on which a contact lens (50) can be lightly attached, which is formed in unity with said handle portion (20) and has a hemisphere-like shape in which its upper face is concave to form its inner face (42), its bottom face is convex to form its outer face and a through hole (44) is formed by cutting out in a circle the center of the hemisphere or an open portion (46) is formed at one side of the hemisphere in a suitable width.
  • A water drop may form at the through hole ([0019] 44), which may be unrecognized as a contact lens. The open portion (46) can prevent the formation of such water drop.
  • When a user grips the handle portion ([0020] 20) of the above apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container and takes out a contact lens (50) in a disinfecting container, the user lets the open portion (50) of the lens attaching portion (40) touched to the concave face of the contact lens (50). And then, when the user rotates the handle of the apparatus (10) in an about half turn, the contact lens is attached to the contact lens attaching portion (40) and taken out from the solution.
  • The present invention is explained by means of the above examples, by which the present invention is not limited. [0021]
  • As illustrated above, a contact lens can be easily taken out from a keeping or disinfecting container without touching with fingers by using an apparatus of the present invention for taking out a contact lens from its keeping container. [0022]

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    Having described the invention, the following is claimed:
  1. 1. An apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping or disinfecting container without touching the contact lens with fingers, characterized by that it comprises:
    a handle portion which can be gripped by fingers,
    a connection portion formed in unity with said handle portion, and
    a contact lens attaching portion having a hemisphere-like shape in which its upper face is concave and its bottom face is convex and having a through hole formed by cutting out the center of the hemisphere in a circle so that a contact lens can be attached thereon.
  2. 2. The apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping or disinfecting container according to claim 1, characterized by that said contact lens attaching portion has an open portion in a suitable width at a side of the hemisphere having a through hole.
  3. 3. The apparatus for taking out a contact lens from its keeping or disinfecting container according to claim 1, characterized by that it is formed with a soft synthetic resin.
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