Wendel has been granted a patent for a disposable packaging for contact lenses. The packaging includes a molded structure with a cleaning chamber containing a cleaning system for disinfecting fingers. The system includes a cleaning pad with a disinfecting agent, exposed when the chamber is opened by the user. GlobalData’s report on Wendel gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Wendel, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Wendel's grant share as of January 2024 was 58%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Disposable packaging for contact lenses with cleaning system for fingers

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Wendel SE

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11819099B2) discloses a disposable packaging design for contact lenses. The packaging includes molded structures that form product cavities for accommodating the lenses, with a cleaning chamber also integrated. The packaging features a closure mechanism that can be opened by the user, revealing a cleaning system within the cleaning chamber. This system includes a cleaning pad impregnated with a cleaning or disinfecting agent, providing a convenient solution for maintaining hygiene while handling contact lenses.

Furthermore, the patent describes variations in the design, such as the arrangement of product cavities and cleaning chambers on the same or opposite sides of the molded structure. The packaging can also be constructed using a mono- or multi-layer film composite, resembling a blister contour. Additionally, a collective packaging option is presented, where multiple disposable packagings are connected together, offering a practical and organized storage solution for a variety of contact lenses. Overall, this patented design aims to enhance the convenience and hygiene of handling contact lenses through innovative packaging solutions.

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