Patents Examined by DaWayne A. Pinkney
  • Patent number: 10149614
    Abstract: A method of screening a pupil of a subject to determine whether the pupil reflex resembles a canonical pupil reflex is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of stimulating the pupil with a stimulus source, such as a pupilometer and determining whether one of various pupillary response conditions is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Neuroptics, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio Privitera, Kamran Siminou
  • Patent number: 10147529
    Abstract: An electromagnet that increases electromagnetic force involved with a current flowing through a coil includes a stacked body including a plurality of base material layers, a coil including an in-plane coil conductor on one main surface of each of the base material layers, and an electrically isolated dummy pattern extending along at least a portion of the coil outside of the in-plane coil conductor on each of the base material layers in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Nishino, Kuniaki Yosui
  • Patent number: 10139692
    Abstract: A light controlling device that may reduce the time required for mode switching from a transmissive mode to a light-shielding mode or from a light-shielding mode to a transmissive mode, a transparent display device including the same, and a method for manufacturing the same are discussed. The light controlling device according to an embodiment includes a first base film and a second base film; first auxiliary electrodes arranged on one surface of the first base film facing the second base film, and patterned at a predetermined interval; second auxiliary electrodes arranged on one surface of the second base film facing the first base film, and patterned at a predetermined interval; a first transparent electrode arranged on the first auxiliary electrodes; a second transparent electrode arranged on the second auxiliary electrodes; and an electrochromic layer arranged between the first transparent electrode and the second transparent electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Kim, JiYoung Ahn
  • Patent number: 10139584
    Abstract: The lens apparatus includes a lens holder holding a first lens, and a base member supporting the lens holder. The lens holder and the base member are connected to each other at connecting portions each including first and second contacting portions provided in the lens holder and first and second receiving portions provided in the base member. The first receiving portion contacts the first contacting portion in a circumferential direction, and the second receiving portion contacts the second contacting portion in an optical axis direction. The first contacting portion is constituted by a rotatable eccentric member including an eccentric portion contacting the first receiving portion. The eccentric member rotates to change a position of the lens holder in an orthogonal-to-optical axis plane. The first and second contacting portions and the first and second receiving portions are respectively circumferentially adjacent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kunihiko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10133056
    Abstract: A flexible fluidic mirror system and a hybrid fluidic optical system is disclosed herein. The flexible fluidic mirror system generally includes a flexible fluidic mirror having an outer housing and a flexible membrane supported within the outer housing, and a fluid control system operatively coupled to the flexible fluidic mirror. A portion of the flexible membrane comprises a reflective coating or film or nanoparticles disposed thereon or sprayed on. The hybrid fluidic optical system generally includes a hybrid fluidic optical device (i.e., a lens or mirror) having an outer housing and a flexible membrane supported within the outer housing, and a fluid control system operatively coupled to the hybrid fluidic optical device. The hybrid fluidic optical device further includes a magnetically actuated subsystem configured to selectively deform the flexible membrane so as to increase or decrease the convexity of the flexible membrane of the hybrid fluidic optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Gholam A. Peyman
  • Patent number: 10131364
    Abstract: A windshield includes a windshield body and an ambient display coupled to the windshield body. The ambient display includes a light guide plate and a light source optically coupled to the light source. Aside from the light source, the ambient display includes a transparent phosphor film and an optic array. The transparent phosphor film includes at least one phosphor. The optic array includes a plurality of lenses and is disposed between the light guide plate and the transparent phosphor film. The light guide plate is positioned relative to the optic array such that light emitted from the light source is directed toward the optic array. The chromaticity and luminance of the light emitted by the transparent phosphor film can be adjusted based on the electrical current received by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Seder, Joseph F. Szczerba, Roy J. Mathieu
  • Patent number: 10130252
    Abstract: A trial frame includes a trial frame body and at least one measurement subject having a visual invariant geometric characteristic. The trial frame body has at least one key parameter. The measurement subject is disposed on the trial frame body and collaborates with a measurement method. A two-dimensional image of the measurement subject is recorded by an image capturing device when the trial frame body fits to a user, and the key parameter is deduced from the two-dimensional image of the measurement subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jen-Hui Chuang, Yi-Yu Hsieh, Yen-Shuo Lin
  • Patent number: 10117569
    Abstract: A diagnosis supporting device includes an imaging unit that images a subject, an eye gaze detector that detects an eye gaze direction of the subject from an image captured by the imaging unit, a gaze point detector that detects a gaze point of the subject in a display area of a display on the basis of the eye gaze direction, and an output controller that causes the display area to display a diagnostic image composed by superposing a pattern image onto a natural image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Shudo, Masaru Ninomiya, Shuji Hakoshima
  • Patent number: 10120207
    Abstract: A method for determining ocular and optical measurements for the production and fitting of corrective eyeglasses for a user with the aid of the a camera. The method utilizes a protocol for reconstructing the system of the user's eyes in three dimensions by modeling the system of the eye, thereby providing precise ocular and optical measurements. The method uses test objects that are connected or not connected to the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FITTINGBOX
    Inventors: Sylvain Le Gallou, Ariel Choukroun
  • Patent number: 10120183
    Abstract: A display device or optical switch, based on layer break up or layer displacement having at least two different states, in which one fluid, e.g., oil, in a first state adjoins at least a first support plate, and in a second state another fluid at least partly adjoins the first support plate. Sub-picture elements are separated by areas having a hydrophilic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bokke Johannes Feenstra, Robert Andrew Hayes, Ivo Godfried Jozef Camps
  • Patent number: 10105050
    Abstract: An adaptive optics apparatus includes an aberration measuring unit that measures an aberration caused by a subject's eye, the aberration being measured on the basis of returning light that returns from the subject's eye; an aberration correcting unit that performs aberration correction in accordance with the aberration measured by the aberration measuring unit; an irradiation unit that irradiates the subject's eye with light corrected by the aberration correcting unit; and an adjusting unit that maintains a correction characteristic of the aberration correcting unit when the subject's eye moves out of a predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Nozato
  • Patent number: 10094956
    Abstract: In an optical field enhancement device in which localized plasmon is induced on a surface through illumination of excitation light and intensity of signal light emitted, by the illumination, from a sample placed on the surface is enhanced, forming sharp-edged petal-like fine uneven structures disposed at random on a substrate, and forming plate-like metal fine structures on tip portions of the sharp-edged petal-like fine uneven structures by depositing a metal from an oblique direction with respect to a direction perpendicular to a plane of the substrate on which the sharp-edged petal-like fine uneven structures are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Shogo Yamazoe
  • Patent number: 10088652
    Abstract: An imaging lens is provided comprising: a first lens having a negative refractive power; a second lens having a positive refractive power and having a convex object side surface; a third lens having a negative refractive power; a fourth lens having a convex image side surface; and a fifth lens having an image side surface, the image side surface having an inflection point, wherein, the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth lenses are sequentially arranged from a front end of the imaging lens to a rear end of the imaging lens, and the imaging lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-yong Jeon, Sung-wook Choi
  • Patent number: 10078252
    Abstract: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate, a first electrically conductive layer and a first current modulating structure on a surface thereof, the first current modulating structure comprising a composite of a resistive material and a patterned insulating material, the first current modulating structure having a cross-layer resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first current modulating structure that varies as a function of position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: KINESTRAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Howard S. Bergh, Jonathan Ziebarth, Nicolas Timmerman
  • Patent number: 10073238
    Abstract: A lens barrel: an optical system; a focusing manipulation unit capable of changing a focal position of the optical system in a normal photographing area and in a macro photographing area where the focal position can be changed for an object located at a position shorter than a shortest distance position of the normal photographing area; a photographing mode switching unit for switching between a normal photographing mode and a macro photographing mode; and an index ring having a normal scale and a macro scale, the normal scale indicating an object distance in the normal photographing mode, and the macro scale indicating the object distance in the macro photographing mode. Then, the photographing mode switching unit switches a display position of the index ring between the normal scale and the macro scale, and the focusing manipulation unit changes the focal position displayed on the index ring by rotation manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Ikeo, Tsutomu Yoshikawa, Masahiro Inata, Hideo Onishi
  • Patent number: 10067319
    Abstract: A single focus lens and a photographing apparatus including the single focus lens are provided. The photographing apparatus includes a single focus lens comprising: a first lens group having a positive refractive power, the first lens group including a first negative lens and a second negative lens arranged in succession at a most object side of the first lens group; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; and a third lens group having a positive refractive power and including a positive lens and a negative lens. The first to third lens groups are sequentially arranged in a direction from an object side to an image side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-woo Kim, Shuji Yoneyama
  • Patent number: 10054761
    Abstract: A modular lens system for use with a camera system and connected therewith. The lens system including modular sections configured to include one or more lenses and/or an aperture. The one or more lenses are controlled by one or more motors to enhance focus, softness, and/or size and other optical characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Panavision International, L.P.
    Inventors: David William Macintosh, Daniel Keith Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10054833
    Abstract: Prior electrochromic devices frequently suffer from high levels of defectivity. The defects may be manifest as pin holes or spots where the electrochromic transition is impaired. This is unacceptable for many applications such as electrochromic architectural glass. Improved electrochromic devices with low defectivity can be fabricated by depositing certain layered components of the electrochromic device in a single integrated deposition system. While these layers are being deposited and/or treated on a substrate, for example a glass window, the substrate never leaves a controlled ambient environment, for example a low pressure controlled atmosphere having very low levels of particles. These layers may be deposited using physical vapor deposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Karthik Kailasam, Robin Friedman, Anshu A. Pradhan, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 10054771
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens having refractive power; a second lens having refractive power; a third lens having refractive power and cemented to the second lens; a fourth lens having refractive power; a fifth lens having refractive power and cemented to the fourth lens; a sixth lens having refractive power; a seventh lens having refractive power; and an eighth lens having refractive power. The first to eighth lenses are sequentially disposed in numerical order beginning with the first lens from an object side of the optical imaging system toward an imaging plane of the optical imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyuk Joo Kim, Seong Ho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10054791
    Abstract: An imaging lens is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side: a negative first lens having a concave surface toward the image side; a positive second lens having a convex surface toward the image side; a negative third lens having a concave surface toward the image side; a positive biconvex fourth lens; a positive biconvex fifth lens; and a negative sixth lens having a concave surface toward the object side. Conditional Formula (1) related to the radius of curvature R3 of the surface of the second lens toward the object side and the focal length f of the entire lens system is satisfied: R3/f<0??(1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Masao Mori