Patents Examined by Hung X. Dang
  • Patent number: 10690941
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lens arrangement, in particular a spectacle lens arrangement, having a base lens element, wherein the base lens element has a first surface and wherein the first surface has a first optically effective region, wherein the first surface has an elongate recess and wherein the elongate recess extends adjacent to the first optically effective region and at least partly encompasses the first optically effective region. Moreover, methods for producing a lens arrangement are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Puetz, Jens Prochnau, Ralf Meschenmoser
  • Patent number: 10687981
    Abstract: Provided herein are examples of headworn supports, such as eyewear, configured to provide passive venting by providing pathways between a lens and a frame and/or by providing a smooth anterior profile to allow a laminar flow of air on an anterior surface of the lens. The pathways through the frame and lens of the eyewear can be configured such that they do not provide a direct path to the eye of a wearer. The headworn supports provided herein can provide venting while reducing or preventing unwanted light, particles, or other debris from contacting the eye of the user. The headworn supports can also be configured to exhibit excellent ballistic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Nathan Eino Heronen, Steven G. Oldham, Andrew Overton Wallace, Eric Yoshinari
  • Patent number: 10682054
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for angiographic optical coherence tomography in the retina or the choroid, and a method for diagnosing diseases by using the same and, more specifically, to: an apparatus for angiographic optical coherence tomography in the retina and the choroid, capable of diagnosing, at an early stage, shock states or diseases such as those of sepsis by quickly and objectively recognizing the low perfusion of tissue; and a diagnostic method using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wangyuhl Oh, Jang Ryul Park, Kyuseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10682049
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the peripheral vision of a subject are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure includes a method, which may be embodied on a system, for improving peripheral vision of a subject using a visual marker on a display screen, the method includes, displaying a peripheral target on the display screen, the peripheral target having a visually discernable characteristic and determining whether the subject is able to correctly identify the peripheral target displayed on the display screen using the peripheral vision. The visual marker is intended for viewing using central vision of the subject and the peripheral target is intended for identification using the peripheral vision of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 10682048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for monitoring an eye of a subject, comprising: a transparent carrier for being in contact with the eye of the subject; and a photosensor facing the eye of the subject for receiving light reflected from the eye of the subject and for determining a light intensity of the received light, wherein the photosensor is arranged on the transparent carrier; and wherein the photosensor includes one of: a plurality of photodetectors arranged in the form of a two-dimensional array and spaced apart from one another for allowing incident light to pass between the photodetectors to enter the eye of the subject wherein the plurality of photodetectors is arranged in a plurality of rows of photodetectors or in a plurality of concentric circles substantially covering the iris and the pupil of the eye of the subject; and a single large area photodetector covering an iris and a pupil of the eye of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Koray Karakaya, Charles Frederik Sio, Louis Nicolas Atallah, Kiran Hamilton J. Dellimore, Ron Martinus Laurentius Van Lieshout, Susanne Maaike Valster
  • Patent number: 10678070
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided to create a focal zone for mindfulness meditation. The apparatus includes a first member extending between a first edge and a second edge, the first member having a translucent portion, a first elongated side member attached adjacent the first edge of the first member, and a second elongated side member attached adjacent the second edge of the first member, the first and second elongated members being generally parallel to another and lying in a single horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Alan D. Parks
  • Patent number: 10670886
    Abstract: A customizable eyeglass system for use in any remote situation, and which is ideal for use in third-world countries or areas where electrical power and typical machinery for manufacturing eyeglasses is lacking. The system includes a frame with receivers for the temples to connect into and lock into place. A pair of customizable lenses is connected to the front of the frame. The lenses can be rotated to dial in the correct prescription for the patient and then locked into place as well. Thus, the invention corrects near and distance vision while also correcting astigmatism. If adjustments need to be made, the patient can easily unlock the lenses, rotate them to a proper orientation for proper sight, and then lock the lenses into place again. The replacement lenses can be used with optical enhancement scopes such as telescopes, firearm scopes, and binoculars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Santana L. Nottage
  • Patent number: 10670777
    Abstract: Methods for coating an optical component with a sharp-edged structure and an optical component are provided. In a variant of the method, the sharp-edged structure in the optical component is rounded in that a lacquer that forms a lacquer meniscus is applied to the sharp-edged structure and subsequently solidified, the lacquer meniscus forming the rounding after the lacquer has solidified. After the rounding, a coating is applied to the optical component, the coating being applied at least to the lacquer meniscus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Prochnau, Joerg Puetz
  • Patent number: 10674257
    Abstract: A head-mounted wearable device incorporates a transducer into a nosepiece. Vibrations from the user's speech are transferred through the bridge of the nose and are detected by the transducer to produce an audio signal. In one implementation, a nose plate with a pair of attached nosepieces is mounted to a transducer, such as an accelerometer. The nose plate may be affixed to a front frame of the head-mounted wearable device using a motion limiter mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Xuan Zhong, Jung Sik Yang, Jianchun Dong, Chia-Jean Wang, Oliver Huy Doan
  • Patent number: 10670883
    Abstract: An electronic spectacle frame including: a face element including a housing for at least partially receiving a lens; and at least one electronic component. The face element includes at least one recess for receiving the at least one electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Ludovic Jouard, Eric Patin
  • Patent number: 10663634
    Abstract: In a neutral density filter, a base is formed from plastic, and a light absorbing film having a plurality of layers is disposed on at least one surface of the base. The light absorbing film includes a first layer from the base side that is a SiO2 layer or an Al2O3 layer. The light absorbing film includes one or more NiOx layers formed from NiOx (x is not less than 0 and not greater than 1). At least one of the NiOx layers is disposed between a base-side adjacent layer adjacent to the at least one of the NiOx layers on the base side, and an opposite-side adjacent layer which is formed from a material different from the base-side adjacent layer and which is adjacent to the at least one of the NiOx layers on the opposite side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tokai Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Suzuki, Hirotoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10663765
    Abstract: A customizable eyeglass system for use in any remote situation, and which is ideal for use in third-world countries or areas where electrical power and typical machinery for manufacturing eyeglasses is lacking. The system includes a frame with receivers for the temples to connect into and lock into place. A pair of customizable lenses is connected to the front of the frame. The lenses can be rotated to dial in the correct prescription for the patient and then locked into place as well. Thus the invention corrects near and distance vision while also correcting astigmatism. If adjustments need to be made, the patient can easily unlock the lenses, rotate them to a proper orientation for proper sight, and then lock the lenses into place again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Santana L. Nottage
  • Patent number: 10649239
    Abstract: A pair of electronic eyeglasses includes an eyeglasses frame and an eyeglasses lens mounted within the eyeglasses frame. At least one femtoprojector is embedded within the eyeglasses lens. The femtoprojector includes an image source and an optical system that projects an image from the image source onto the retina of the wearer. The femtoprojector is small enough that is does not significantly interfere with the wearer's view through the eyeglasses lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert John Kniess, Brian Elliot Lemoff
  • Patent number: 10646301
    Abstract: A medical observation apparatus includes: a microscope; a support that movably supports the microscope, and includes plural arm portions and plural joint portions each of which connects two of the arm portions and rotatably holds one of the arm portions around a predetermined shaft portion with respect to the other of the arm portions; and one or plural cables inserted into an interior of the support. The shaft portion has a cylindrical shape into which the one or the plural cables can be inserted. A joint portion, of the plural joint portions, that connects two arm portions in which extending directions are orthogonal to each other includes a rotating portion rotatable according to rotational power of the shaft portion, and a restraining portion positioned where a central axis thereof is offset from a central axis and that is capable of restraining rotation of the rotating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Shigeru Tamura, Kenji Hirose
  • Patent number: 10634933
    Abstract: The invention relates to a glasses frame having a main frame provided with two openings for respectively receiving two lenses, at least one opening having an inner peripheral edge for cooperating with an outer peripheral edge of a lens, the glasses frame having at least one functional member. According to the invention, the peripheral inner edge of said opening of said frame has at least one recess in which said functional member is mounted, said functional member being designed so as to be locked in position by said lens when it is mounted in said opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Pierre-Franck Linossier, Richard Chene, Dominique Delamour, Alain Miklitarian
  • Patent number: 10624537
    Abstract: Provided is a snapshot spectral domain optical coherence tomographer comprising a light source providing a plurality of beamlets; a beam splitter, splitting the plurality of beamlets into a reference arm and a sample arm; a first optical system that projects the sample arm onto multiple locations of a sample; a second optical system for collection of a plurality of reflected sample beamlets; a third optical system projecting the reference arm to a reflecting surface and receiving a plurality of reflected reference beamlets; a parallel interferometer that provides a plurality of interferograms from each of the plurality of sample beamlets with each of the plurality of reference beamlets; an optical image mapper configured to spatially separate the plurality of interferograms; a spectrometer configured to disperse each of the interferograms into its respective spectral components and project each interferogram in parallel; and a photodetector providing photon quantification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: IDX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Abramoff, Edward DeHoog
  • Patent number: 10627647
    Abstract: An eyewear retention device is disclosed that includes a length of resilient braided or monofilament line, terminating at each end in a tapered, rubberized retention tubing. One or more retractable spring loaded mechanisms have a locking mechanism for easy extraction and retraction back and forth by simply pulling on said line. The combination of the resilient line and the mechanisms produces a tensioned arc such that in addition to retaining eyeglasses around wearers head when in use when not in use with a simple pull on said line, the retention device forms a suspended arc over the wear's upper torso such that the device does not contact the wear's upper torso or their vestment when donned over a wear's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BBT Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Robert Holt
  • Patent number: 10620460
    Abstract: An apparatus for illuminating an area is disclosed. The apparatus includes a frame and a spectrally-tunable lighting module comprising one or more light-emitting diodes. The apparatus further includes a control module with a hands-free interface that controls a light output of the spectrally-tunable lighting module in response to one or more lighting commands and a power module within the frame that powers the control module and the spectrally-tunable lighting module. A system and a method for using the apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Rancho El Toston, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher R. Carabin
  • Patent number: 10617371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to goggles, in particular radiation protection goggles, for receiving at least one radiation protection material which protects the eyes of a patient from radiation being harmful to the eyes, in particular ?-radiation and/or x-ray radiation and/or gamma radiation. The goggles comprise: two goggle frames, each having a continuously circumferential side wall structure completely enclosing an area around the respective eye of the patient, a length-adjustable connection element between the two goggle frames in the area of the patient's nose in order to change the distance between the two goggle frames relative to one another, and at least one length-adjustable holding element for fixing the two goggle frames at the patient's head. The side wall structures are configured for receiving at least one radiation protection material substantially completely around its circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MAVIG GMBH
    Inventors: Barbara Ballsieper, Martin Schmid
  • Patent number: 10620451
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame each has a plurality of first magnets located at each eye section and a pair of lens, each having a plurality of second magnets, able to be removably connected to the first magnets. This provides a way to removably attach an individual lens to a corresponding eye section of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Nancy T. Kirsch, Arlene Jurist