Patents Assigned to Innovega, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190179154
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatus directed toward using a contact lens and deflection optics to process display information and non-display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display panel assembly is provided, comprising: a transparent substrate that permits light to pass through substantially undistorted; a reflector disposed on the transparent substrate; and a display panel aimed toward the reflector and substantially away from a human visual system, wherein the reflector reflects light emitted from the display panel toward the human visual system. The reflector may comprise a narrow band reflector or a polarization reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: INNOVEGA INC.
    Inventor: Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 10261342
    Abstract: Contact lenses, methods and systems for accomplishing the requirement for biocompatibility of oxygen delivery to the eye, and the cornea in particular, when elements and components are used which reduce the transmissibility of oxygen and which require coverage of a significant area of the non-vascularized cornea. A contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: an anterior surface, a posterior surface and at least one element or component having a substantially low oxygen permeability disposed within the lens. The contact lens also includes a layer having an oxygen permeability greater than the aforementioned element or component. The thickness of this layer is such that the layer provides an equivalent oxygen percentage to the cornea beneath the aforementioned element or component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVEGA, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh, William E. Meyers, Arthur Yasheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9874765
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and processes for constructing a contact lens. In one embodiment, a contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: a curved polymer polarizer with an aperture; a lenslet disposed inside the aperture, wherein the lenslet enables imaging near objects; and a filter attached to the lenslet. In further embodiments, a method for fabricating a flexible contact lens is provided, comprising: fabricating an element having an extrusion; providing a front concave mold, wherein the front mold has an intrusion to accommodate the extrusion of the optical element; affixing the extrusion of the optical element to the intrusion of the front mold; attaching a back convex mold to the front concave mold, thereby forming a mold cavity; and filling the mold cavity with a pre-polymerized liquid, whereby upon polymerization, the pre-polymerized liquid forms the flexible contact lens and the optical element is partially encapsulated within the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVEGA, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome Legerton, Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 9869884
    Abstract: A contact lens constructed to limit the water transmissibility of at least one area of the lens while maintaining at least a minimum oxygen transmissibility. The water transmissibility maximum and oxygen permeability minimum are achieved by a predetermined lens thickness of a single lens material or by the use of two or more material layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVEGA, INC.
    Inventors: William E. Meyers, Jerome A. Legerton, Jay P. Marsh
  • Publication number: 20170307892
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a transparent screen includes a first transparent substrate having a first transparent substrate index of refraction and including a surface relief pattern, a partially reflective coating formed on the surface relief pattern, and a second transparent substrate bonded over the partially reflective coating with an optical adhesive having the first transparent substrate index of refraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: Innovega Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Freeman, Jay Marsh, Jerome Legerton
  • Publication number: 20160131910
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatus directed toward using a contact lens and deflection optics to process display information and non-display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display panel assembly is provided, comprising: a transparent substrate that permits light to pass through substantially undistorted; a reflector disposed on the transparent substrate; and a display panel aimed toward the reflector and substantially away from a human visual system, wherein the reflector reflects light emitted from the display panel toward the human visual system. The reflector may comprise a narrow band reflector or a polarization reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Applicant: INNOVEGA INC.
    Inventor: Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 9251745
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatus directed toward using a contact lens and deflection optics to process display information and non-display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display panel assembly is provided, comprising: a transparent substrate that permits light to pass through substantially undistorted; a reflector disposed on the transparent substrate; and a display panel aimed toward the reflector and substantially away from a human visual system, wherein the reflector reflects light emitted from the display panel toward the human visual system. The reflector may comprise a narrow band reflector or a polarization reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Innovega, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Sprague
  • Publication number: 20150205146
    Abstract: A method includes molding a lens, the lens including a front portion and a rear portion and an intermediate portion therebetween, the rear portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the back of the eye, the front portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the front of an eye, wherein molding the lens includes disposing conductive parallel nanofilaments on or within the lens. A molded contact lens includes a rear portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the back of the eye, and a front portion that is adapted to be disposed in the direction of the front of the eye. The molded lens includes conductive parallel nanofilaments located on or within a central region of the molded lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: INNOVEGA INC.
    Inventors: Jerome Legerton, William Meyers, Hermann Neidlinger, Randall B. Sprague
  • Patent number: 9040923
    Abstract: A tracking system for tracking an eye including a light source projecting light toward a display surface in a sequential pattern, one or more reflectors associated with an optical device, where the one or more reflectors reflect the pulses of light from the display source, one or more photo detectors, where the photo detectors detect reflected pulses of light from the light source, and a system that measures pulse timing relative to horizontal and vertical pattern to compute a gaze angle of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Innovega, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Sprague, Arthur Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150084999
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatus directed toward using a contact lens and deflection optics to process display information and non-display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display panel assembly is provided, comprising: a transparent substrate that permits light to pass through substantially undistorted; a reflector disposed on the transparent substrate; and a display panel aimed toward the reflector and substantially away from a human visual system, wherein the reflector reflects light emitted from the display panel toward the human visual system. The reflector may comprise a narrow band reflector or a polarization reflector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: INNOVEGA INC.
    Inventor: Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 8922898
    Abstract: A method includes molding a lens, the lens including a front portion and a rear portion and an intermediate portion therebetween, the rear portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the back of the eye, the front portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the front of an eye, wherein molding the lens includes disposing conductive parallel nanofilaments on or within the lens. A molded contact lens includes a rear portion adapted to be disposed in the direction of the back of the eye, and a front portion that is adapted to be disposed in the direction of the front of the eye. The molded lens includes conductive parallel nanofilaments located on or within a central region of the molded lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Innovega Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Legerton, William Meyers, Hermann Neidlinger, Randall B. Sprague
  • Patent number: 8922897
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatus directed toward using a contact lens and deflection optics to process display information and non-display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display panel assembly is provided, comprising: a transparent substrate that permits light to pass through substantially undistorted; a reflector disposed on the transparent substrate; and a display panel aimed toward the reflector and substantially away from a human visual system, wherein the reflector reflects light emitted from the display panel toward the human visual system. The reflector may comprise a narrow band reflector or a polarization reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Innovega Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 8888279
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and processes for constructing a contact lens. In one embodiment, a contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: a curved polymer polarizer with an aperture; a lenslet disposed inside the aperture, wherein the lenslet enables imaging near objects; and a filter attached to the lenslet. In further embodiments, a method for fabricating a flexible contact lens is provided, comprising: fabricating an element having an extrusion; providing a front concave mold, wherein the front mold has an intrusion to accommodate the extrusion of the optical element; affixing the extrusion of the optical element to the intrusion of the front mold; attaching a back convex mold to the front concave mold, thereby forming a mold cavity; and filling the mold cavity with a pre-polymerized liquid, whereby upon polymerization, the pre-polymerized liquid forms the flexible contact lens and the optical element is partially encapsulated within the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Innovega, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Legerton, Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 8786520
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatuses directed toward using a display panel to processes display information and non-display information. Further embodiments, utilize a display panel in conjunction with a contact lens assembly configured to process the display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display system is provided, comprising: a display panel disposed on a head-borne apparatus such that when a viewer is wearing the head-borne apparatus, the display panel is positioned in close proximity to an eye of the viewer such that the eye is unable to focus on the display panel unassisted; and a contact lens having focusing optics that assists the eye in focusing on the display panel. Within the display system, the display panel has pixels and is configured without focusing optics, thereby allowing light emitted by the pixels to diverge in an unfocused manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Innovega, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Legerton, Randall Sprague
  • Publication number: 20140138544
    Abstract: A tracking system for tracking an eye including a light source projecting light toward a display surface in a sequential pattern, one or more reflectors associated with an optical device, where the one or more reflectors reflect the pulses of light from the display source, one or more photo detectors, where the photo detectors detect reflected pulses of light from the light source, and a system that measures pulse timing relative to horizontal and vertical pattern to compute a gaze angle of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVEGA INC.
    Inventors: Randall B. Sprague, Arthur Zhang
  • Patent number: 8520309
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a substrate including a display information optical path to receive display information and includes a non-display information optical path to receive non-display information. In some embodiments, the display information optical path includes a display information optical power. In some embodiments, the non-display information optical path includes one or more filters and a non-display information optical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Innovega Inc.
    Inventor: Randall B. Sprague
  • Patent number: 8482858
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide for systems and apparatuses directed toward using a contact lens and deflection optics to processes display information and non-display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: a substrate including optical path optics and configured to receive a display information optical path emitted from a display and a non-display information optical path not emitted from the display. The optical path optics of the substrate is configured to be partially deflective such that the non-display information optical path is transmitted to a human visual system without deflection, and the display information optical path is transmitted to the human visual system with deflection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Innovega Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 8441731
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and apparatus directed toward using a contact lens and deflection optics to process display information and non-display information. In one embodiment of the invention, a display panel assembly is provided, comprising: a transparent substrate that permits light to pass through substantially undistorted; a two-dimensional display panel disposed on the transparent substrate, wherein the display panel comprises pixel elements sufficiently spaced with respect to each other to allow light to pass through the display panel assembly; and at least one filter disposed on at least one pixel element. The filter may comprise a bandpass filter that reduces bandwidths of emitted light from the pixel element, or a polarizer filter that limits polarity of emitted light from the pixel element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Innovega, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall Sprague
  • Publication number: 20120147320
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and processes for constructing a contact lens. In one embodiment, a contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: a curved polymer polarizer with an aperture; a lenslet disposed inside the aperture, wherein the lenslet enables imaging near objects; and a filter attached to the lenslet. In further embodiments, a method for fabricating a flexible contact lens is provided, comprising: fabricating an element having an extrusion; providing a front concave mold, wherein the front mold has an intrusion to accommodate the extrusion of the optical element; affixing the extrusion of the optical element to the intrusion of the front mold; attaching a back convex mold to the front concave mold, thereby forming a mold cavity; and filling the mold cavity with a pre-polymerized liquid, whereby upon polymerization, the pre-polymerized liquid forms the flexible contact lens and the optical element is partially encapsulated within the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: INNOVEGA, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome Legerton, Randall Sprague
  • Patent number: 8142016
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and processes for constructing a contact lens. In one embodiment, a contact lens assembly is provided, comprising: a curved polymer polarizer with an aperture; a lenslet disposed inside the aperture, wherein the lenslet enables imaging near objects; and a filter attached to the lenslet. In further embodiments, a method for fabricating a flexible contact lens is provided, comprising: fabricating an element having an extrusion; providing a front concave mold, wherein the front mold has an intrusion to accommodate the extrusion of the optical element; affixing the extrusion of the optical element to the intrusion of the front mold; attaching a back convex mold to the front concave mold, thereby forming a mold cavity; and filling the mold cavity with a pre-polymerized liquid, whereby upon polymerization, the pre-polymerized liquid forms the flexible contact lens and the optical element is partially encapsulated within the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Innovega, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Legerton, Randall Sprague