Strathspey Crown announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a U.S. Patent (No. 9,662,199) covering an implantable IOL with an optic (including accommodating, multifocal and phakic configurations), a camera, and an LED display, and a communications module that wirelessly transmit and receive information from an external device (e.g. PDA).
"Video cameras are now a standard feature of smart phone technology and wearable cameras have become popularized by companies like Google and Snap in recent years. This patent represents a significant step forward in the rapidly growing sector of human cyborg technology," Robert Grant, Founder and Chairman of Strathspey Crown, said in a company news release. "The eye, as a transparent medium for light, is ideal for advanced and rechargeable implantables that enable video capture of all of life's experiences. Our broader vision is to develop ground-breaking medical-grade ocular smart implantables that integrate cellular, WIFI and 802.11 transmissions in an elegant cognitive interface that we believe will enhance human intelligence, augment perceived reality, and digitally capture experiences and individual memories. We look forward to several continuations and expansions on this important intellectual property portfolio."
"Although Samsung, Sony and Google have all recently filed patent applications related to the same field, Strathspey Crown is thus far the only company to hold an issued patent in this promising ocular smart implant category. Our first camera-integrated acrylic IOLs will be completed in 2018, upon which we plan to pursue an FDA investigational device exemption (IDE) and subsequent premarket approval (PMA) and related clinical trial," Mr. Grant said.