Patents Examined by Brandi N Thomas
  • Patent number: 10634970
    Abstract: An electrochromic element including: a first electrode; a second electrode that is opposed to and apart from the first electrode; and an electrolyte that is between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the first electrode includes a polymerized product of an electrochromic composition that includes a radical-polymerizable compound including a triarylamine backbone, and wherein the second electrode includes a compound represented by General Formula (I) where R1 and R2 each denote a hydrogen atom, an aryl group including 14 or less carbon atoms, a heteroaryl group including 14 or less carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group including 10 or less carbon atoms, an alkenyl group including 10 or less carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group including 10 or less carbon atoms, or a functional group that is capable of binding to a hydroxyl group; n and m each denote 0 or an integer of from 1 through 10; and X? denotes a charge-neutralizing ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Goto, Toshiya Sagisaka, Satoshi Yamamoto, Masato Shinoda, Mamiko Inoue, Tohru Yashiro
  • Patent number: 10631722
    Abstract: A probability distribution of visual sensitivities at each visual target presentation position of the subject is inferred on the basis of the test result information which is visual sensitivity information at each of the visual target presentation positions obtained through the tests performed in the past. Input of visual sensitivity information of the subject at at least one presentation position among the plurality of visual target presentation positions is received. Mutual information between visual sensitivity information of the subject regarding the visual test target represented by the received information and visual sensitivity information regarding each visual test target for which no visual sensitivity information of subject has been input, using the inferred probability distribution, is calculated, and the calculated mutual information is provided for a predetermined process for selecting a position at which the next visual test target is to be presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ryo Asaoka, Hiroshi Murata
  • Patent number: 10620429
    Abstract: In an electrowetting cell or system using the cell, electrode configuration and/or associated control of electrode drive signal(s) compensate for the impact of an external condition such as gravity, vibration or motion, which may otherwise cause distortion or aberration in the optical geometry of the fluid(s) of the electrowetting cell. The compensation technology may allow for larger electrowetting cell designs, whether lenses, prisms or other various electrowetting devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Jacob Schultz, John M. Reilly, James Michael Phipps
  • Patent number: 10620438
    Abstract: Monocular or binocular viewing systems worn on the head of a user are provided. Each monocular assembly comprises a display and an optical assembly including an optical relay and a partially transparent optical combiner taking the form of an inclined curved plate, each optical assembly arranged to form a second image at infinity from a first image displayed by a display. The optics are to be crossed such that, in the case of a binocular system, if one optical combiner is placed in front of the right eye of the user, the optical relay and the corresponding display are placed in a forehead-facing position above the left eye of the user and under the optical combiner located on the left-hand side. This arrangement is obtained by judiciously choosing the geometric parameters of the various optical elements, their curvatures and the form of their surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Espie, Frédéric Diaz
  • Patent number: 10610096
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Lukas Scheibler, Matthias Pfister, Urban Schnell, Stefan Troller, Ryo Kubota
  • Patent number: 10610409
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for monitoring phototoxicity caused by vitreous visualization device (“VVD”) illumination during ophthalmic surgery. The systems and methods determine the cumulative amount of optical energy incident on the retina, which corresponds to phototoxicity, the distance between a cutter of the VVD and the retina, and areas where the vitreous has been removed, or any combination thereof. The disclosure further provides a method for monitoring and preventing phototoxicity caused by VVD illumination during ophthalmic surgery. The method may further include determining the distance between a cutter of the VVD and the retina, and determining areas where the vitreous has been removed based on focus areas of the retina that the plurality of light spots has contacted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald David Bacher, Mark David Labelle
  • Patent number: 10613407
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrophoretic display device comprising (a) microcells filled with an electrophoretic fluid, and (b) at least one dielectric layer which comprises at least two types of filler. Among the types of filler, at least one type is sensitive to a magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Craig Lin, Yu Li, Peter B. Laxton, Lei Liu, Hui Du, HongMei Zang
  • Patent number: 10610975
    Abstract: A method of removing material from an opposite side of workpiece includes directing a laser beam at a first side of the workpiece to remove the material from an opposite second side of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Henry A. Luten, Kurtis L. Geerlings, Donald L. Bareman
  • Patent number: 10599005
    Abstract: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release sheet covering the first adhesive layer, and a second adhesive layer on an opposed second surface of the electro-optic medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Gregg M. Duthaler, Karl R. Amundson, Barrett Comiskey, Alberto Goenaga, John E. Ritter, Michael L. Steiner, Robert W. Zehner
  • Patent number: 10591658
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a display system is provided. The display system comprises a plurality of light pipes and a plurality of light sources configured to emit light into the light pipes. The display system also comprises a spatial light modulator configured to modulate light received from the light pipes to form images. The display system may also comprise one or more waveguides configured to receive modulated light from the spatial light modulator and to relay that light to a viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Curtis, Heidi Leising Hall, Pierre St. Hilaire, David Tinch
  • Patent number: 10591795
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to electrochromic stacks, electrochromic devices, and methods and apparatus for making such stacks and devices. In various embodiments, an anodically coloring layer in an electrochromic stack or device is fabricated to include a heterogeneous structure, for example a heterogeneous composition and/or morphology. Such heterogeneous anodically coloring layers can be used to better tune the properties of a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Gillaspie, Sridhar K. Kailasam, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 10588508
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus includes a control unit configured to control a scanning unit so that scanning lines of a first field and scanning lines of a second field are alternately arranged in a direction crossing the scanning lines, and a detection unit configured to, in a case where one of first front images of the first field is selected as a reference image, detect movement of the subject's eye using information indicating a position gap between the reference image and the first front images, and detect the movement of the subject's eye using information indicating a position gap between the reference image and second front images of the second field and information indicating a difference in position between the first field and the second field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Pawel Strózyk, Slawomir Orlowski, Pawel Dalasiński, Maciej Pańkowiec, Krzysztof Piotrowski, Masao Shikaumi, Yukio Sakagawa
  • Patent number: 10578943
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an electrophoretic fluid which comprises additive particles. The concentration of the additive particles in the electrophoretic fluid does not exceed 25% by weight and the additive particles are not seen at the viewing side during operation of the display. The resulting fluid can improve optical performance of a display device, such as image stability and contrast ratio. The present invention is also directed to an electrophoretic display comprising the electrophoretic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventors: Ming Wang, Yu Li, Hui Du, Haiyan Gu, Roman Ivanov, Robert A. Sprague, HongMei Zang, Xiaojia Zhang
  • Patent number: 10578882
    Abstract: Emissive micro-pixel spatial light modulators with non-telecentric emission are introduced. The individual light emission from each multi-color micro-scale emissive pixel is directionally modulated in a unique direction to enable application-specific non-telecentric emission pattern from the micro-pixel array of the emissive spatial light modulator. Design methods for directionally modulating the light emission of the individual micro-pixels using micro-pixel level optics are described. Monolithic wafer level optics methods for fabricating the micro-pixel level optics are also described. An emissive multi-color micro-pixel spatial light modulator with non-telecentric emission is used to exemplify the methods and possible applications of the present invention: ultra-compact image projector, minimal cross-talk 3D light field display, multi-view 2D display, and directionally modulated waveguide optics for see-through near-eye displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein S. El-Ghoroury, Mahesh Pitchumani, Zahir Y. Alpaslan, Chih-Li Chuang, Dale A. McNeill
  • Patent number: 10568501
    Abstract: An apparatus for motion compensated modelling of a parameter of an eye, comprising: a first measuring means for measuring a plurality of position parameters of the eye with respect to an optical reference coordinate system of the apparatus; a second measuring means for measuring an interference signal at a plurality of optical reference coordinates, wherein the measurement of the plurality of position parameters and measurement of the interference signal are time synchronised; means for correcting the interference signal to account for a displacements of a parameter of the plurality of position parameters; and means for modelling the eye parameter based at least in part on the corrected interference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Daniel Boss, Michael Mrochen, Andrew Nolan, Pav Zakharov
  • Patent number: 10568500
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems of evaluating test-retest precision using fractional rank precision or mean-average precision, comprising: a) collecting a test and a retest result of each subject, wherein the results are described in feature space(s) and collected from a vision test machine; b) selecting, a first test result of a first subject; c) calculating distances from the first test result to the retest result of each subject; d) assessing, a similarity between the first test result and the retest result of each subject by ranking the distances in a non-descending order; e) assessing a rank precision for the first subject based on a rank of a distance from the first test result to the retest result of the first subject; f) repeating b), c), d), and e) for each subject; and evaluating, the test-retest precision based on the rank precision for each of the plurality of subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Adaptive Sensory Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dorr, Luis A. Lesmes
  • Patent number: 10561313
    Abstract: A refraction device includes a main body, a spherical power lens coupled to the main body, an astigmatic power lens movably coupled to the main body, and a visual display coupled to the main body and oriented toward an optical pathway extending through the spherical power lens and the astigmatic power lens. The visual display is configured to display an image for testing visual acuity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Richard James Mackool, Richard Jonathan Mackool, Brice Kaleski, Robert R. Towle, Evan Rittenhouse Jones, Christopher Dean Smith
  • Patent number: 10558045
    Abstract: A method for producing an optical element includes providing a first partial body which is transparent for the predetermined wavelength range and including on its upper side a structured section, applying a coating which is optically effective for the predetermined wavelength range onto the structured section in order to form the optically effective structure, and applying a cover layer which is transparent for the predetermined wavelength range onto the upper side of the first partial body by means of casting of thermoplastic material and/or duroplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Hofmann, Gerhard Kelch, Wolf Krause, Joerg Puetz, Georg Michels
  • Patent number: 10555668
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus configured to acquire more optical coherence tomographic images in a smaller amount of imaging time while suppressing reduction in longitudinal resolution. The information processing apparatus includes: a sampling unit configured to sample interference light between return light from an object to be inspected which has been scanned with measuring light and reference light corresponding to the measuring light; a data extracting unit configured to partially extract, from an output from the sampling unit, data included in the output at a longer sampling interval than an interval for sampling the interference light by the sampling unit so as to generate a plurality of data sets; and a forming unit configured to form tomographic information on the object to be inspected based on the generated plurality of data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Fukuhara, Hiroki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10548473
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optometry measuring scale and method for determining a visual refraction value of an individual. According to the invention, the optometry measuring scale comprises a plurality of processed optotypes associated with a plurality of visual refraction corrections, wherein each processed optotype results from applying to a source optotype a determined image processing associated with a defined visual refraction correction, and an identification system for determining each defined visual refraction correction associated with each processed optotype.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Guilhem Escalier, Gildas Marin