Patents Examined by Hung X. Dang
  • Patent number: 11116394
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described for performing tear film structure measurement on a tear film of an eye of a subject. A broadband light source (100) is configured to generate broadband light. A spectrometer (250) is configured to measure a spectrum of light of the broadband light that is reflected from at least one spot on the tear film, the spot having a diameter of between 100 microns and 240 microns. A computer processor (28) is coupled to the spectrometer and configured to determine a characteristic of the tear film based upon the spectrum of light measured by the spectrometer. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Yoel Arieli, Yoel Cohen, Shlomi Epstein, Dror Arbel, Ra'anan Gefen
  • Patent number: 11110027
    Abstract: At least one of the first display and a second display move at least one of the left eye image and the right eye image such that a distance between the left eye image and the right eye image is increased. A separation confirmation signal is received indicating that the image focuses of the image do not coincide with each other in terms of fusion. Fusional amplitude information is stored indicating a separation distance between the left eye image and the right eye image when the image separation confirmation is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Sungyong Park
  • Patent number: 11112619
    Abstract: Eyewear includes a pair of eyeglass frames and lenses. Portions of the frame have an interior void filled with a cooling medium. Regions of the frame intended for skin contact further comprise a thermally conductive material while regions of the frame opposite the thermally conductive material further comprise an insulative material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Roy Romano
  • Patent number: 11096573
    Abstract: A mobile communication device-based corneal topography system includes an illumination system, an imaging system, a topography processor, an image sensor, and a mobile communication device. The illumination system is configured to generate an illumination pattern reflected off a cornea of a subject. The imaging system is coupled to an image sensor to capture an image of the reflected illumination pattern. A topography processor is coupled to the image sensor to process the image of the reflected illumination pattern. The mobile communications device includes a display, the mobile communications device is operatively coupled to the image sensor. The mobile communications device includes a mobile communications device (MCD) processor. A housing at least partially encloses one or more of the illumination system, the imaging system, or the topography processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Intelligent Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Wallace, Philip Buscemi, Stephen D Klyce, Mark A Kahan, Paul E Glenn, John Rogers, Cesare Tanassi, David Kramer, Vrunjal Mehta
  • Patent number: 11086147
    Abstract: Techniques for providing eyewear with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear without having to substantially compromise aesthetic design principles of the eyewear. The electrical components can be partially or completely internal to eyewear. The electrical components can also be attached to the eyewear as an after-market enhancement. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere. Apparatus for presenting after-market electrical components are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 11058294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a distance measuring system. The distance measuring system comprises a distance measuring sensor, a memory unit and a processing unit. The distance measuring sensor is adapted and arranged to measure viewing distances between a subject's eyes and one or more objects. The memory unit is adapted to store the measured viewing distances in a set of measured viewing distances. The processing unit is adapted to determine a statistical distribution of the measured viewing distances from the set of measured distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Vivior AG
    Inventors: Pavel Zakharov, Michael Mrochen
  • Patent number: 11061250
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses includes a front with two lenses installed in the two openings thereof. Two lugs respectively extend from two ends of the front and each have a slot communicating with the opening corresponding thereto. Two threaded holes are respectively defined through the two ends of the front and communicate with the two slots. Two screws threadedly extend through the two threaded holes to narrow the slots to secure the two lenses in the front. The two lugs are clamped between the two connectors and two securing members by bolts extending through the securing members, the lugs and the two connectors, and connected with two positioning members. The lenses can be replaced by unscrewing the bolts and the screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Choon Kheang Ng
  • Patent number: 11061251
    Abstract: A hinge (4) between a frame (2) and a temple (3) of spectacles, rendering it possible for the temples (3) of the spectacles to be in a use and a store position, respectively. At least one electrical or optical cable (14) or wire is running between the frame and the temple, wherein the at least one cable or wire (14) will aim to follow a thought neutral bending plane through the hinge (4). The at least one cable or wire (14) is not stretched in the store position of the temples (3) nor crinkled in the use position. The hinge (4) has two axis connections, a first axis connection (5a) positioned at the frame (2) and a second axis connection (5b) positioned at the temple (3), and therebetween a connector (6) or at least one central part (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Mikael Eriksson, Daniel Eriksson, Jonas Eriksson, Fredrik Hanson, Kristina Ahlinder
  • Patent number: 11051689
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for real-time pediatric eye health monitoring and assessment are provided. The embodiment may include receiving a plurality of real-time data related to an individual's eye health from a user device. The embodiment may also include assessing biometric indications relating to eye health based on the plurality of real-time data. The embodiment may further include generating a report on the assessed biometric indications. The embodiment may also include collecting clinical information from one or more databases. The embodiment may further include determining whether the assessed biometric indications reach pre-configured threshold conditions. The embodiment may also include generating alerts and recommendations based on analysis of the collected clinical information and the assessed biometric indications based on the assessed biometric indications satisfying the pre-configured threshold conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Bhavna Josephine Antony, Suman Sedai, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Rahil Garnavi
  • Patent number: 11051690
    Abstract: An ophthalmological image processing apparatus includes an image obtaining portion for obtaining ophthalmological image data, which is captured by an imaging unit, of a subject eye, and an image processing portion for processing the ophthalmological image data. The image processing portion uses a first front image of the subject eye in a first depth region to correct a second front image of the subject eye captured in a second depth region which is different from the first depth region. The first front image and the second front image are constructed based on the ophthalmological image data. The ophthalmological image processing apparatus can reduce an artifact which is generated in an ophthalmological image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Shiba, Tetsuya Kano, Naoki Takeno
  • Patent number: 11048104
    Abstract: Provided is a pair of glasses having protective covers, including a frame, two temples, two protective covers and two guiding members. Each side of the frame has a pivot part and at least one socket, and the at least one socket includes a fastening hole. Each of the two temples is provided with a track along its length, and each track has a first end and a second end separated from the first end. Each protective cover includes an upper shield portion. Each guiding member is provided on an outer side of each track, and includes a fastening slot. The fastening slot is pivotally connected to the second pivot shaft. When each of the two temples is in a deployed position, the upper shield portion and the side shield portion are adjacent to the inner side of the frame and the inner side of the temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Lin Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 11048103
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include eyewear that provides controlled variable light attenuation and color enhancement based on an input received from a user, a sensor and/or a signal from a control circuit. In some embodiments, the eyewear includes an optical filter system with two or more defined filter states that are adapted to improve color vision in different environments. The optical filter system can be incorporated into a lens having any desired curvature, including, for example, cylindrical, spherical or toroidal. The lens can include one or more functional components. Examples of functional components include color enhancement filters, chroma enhancement filters, a laser attenuation filter, electrochromic filters, photoelectrochromic filters, variable attenuation filters, anti-reflection coatings, interference stacks, hard coatings, flash mirrors, anti-static coatings, anti-fog coatings, other functional layers, or a combination of functional layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Saylor, Benjamin J. Meunier, Christopher John Anderson
  • Patent number: 11039741
    Abstract: A mask for performing an eye exam of a subject includes one or more optically transparent sections for transmitting an incident light beam therethrough and incident on the subject's eye, in some embodiments, the one or more optically transparent sections are coated with an anti-reflective coating configured to reduce reflection of the incident light beam by the one or more optically transparent sections. In some embodiments, the one or more optically transparent sections may have a portion thereof that is tilted with respect to the incident light beam when the mask is optically interfaced with the docking portion of an ophthalmic instrument, such that the incident light beam forms a finite angle of incidence with respect to the corresponding portion of the optically transparent sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Envision Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Walsh, Paul G. Updike, Richard Castro
  • Patent number: 11042042
    Abstract: Glasses frames including temples that may be worn comfortably beneath a head gear, such as helmets, headsets, earmuffs, hard hats, and speakers. In some cases, the temples may be thin, substantially flat, and flexible to allow the temples to deform without substantially increasing the pressure applied by the head gear to a head of a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Summer Hawk Optics, Inc.
    Inventor: Dean Siracusa
  • Patent number: 11029531
    Abstract: An eyeglass frame is disclosed comprising a bridge and two rims connected by the bridge. Each rim is configured to contain a lens. The eyeglass frame also comprises two split end pieces. Each split end piece comprises a first portion and a second portion. Each split end piece is coupled to and extends outward from a corresponding rim of the two rims on a side of the corresponding rim opposite the bridge. The eyeglass frame further comprises two temples. Each temple comprises a lock on an end of the temple. The lock is configured to at least partially contain both the first portion and the second portion of the split end piece and secure the temple to the corresponding rim and secure the lens within the corresponding rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Amanda Carrier
  • Patent number: 11026570
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a first acquisition portion acquiring a front image of an eye fundus, a second acquisition portion acquiring an En-Face image on the basis of a plurality of tomographic images of the eye fundus, and a display control portion controlling a display unit to display the En-Face image in a superimposed relation to the front image. The display control portion changes a depth range, at the eye fundus, of the En-Face image superimposed on the front image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kazutoshi Machida, Yukio Sakagawa
  • Patent number: 11026575
    Abstract: A system includes: a swept laser light source generating laser light having a frequency swept across a frequency bandwidth as a function of time; a sample path directing a first portion of the laser light to an eye as a probe beam and receiving a returned portion of the probe beam from the eye; a reference path passing therethrough a second portion of the laser light, the reference path having a defined optical path length; and a detector receiving the returned portion of the probe beam from the eye and the second portion of the laser light from the reference path, and in response thereto outputting an optical coherence tomography (OCT) output signal having OCT peaks whose relative timing represents the depths of surfaces of structures of the eye, wherein the sample path includes a fiducial generator which produces a fiducial peak in the OCT output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Raymond, Richard J. Copland, Paul D. Pulaski
  • Patent number: 11019993
    Abstract: An OCT data processing device includes a processor that performs acquiring three-dimensional OCT data. The three-dimensional OCT data is OCT data of a tissue of a subject's eye acquired by an OCT device and is obtained by irradiating measurement light on a two-dimensional measurement region. The two-dimensional measurement region extends in a direction intersecting an optical axis of the measurement light. The processor further preforms setting a line pattern, from among a plurality of types of line pattern, with respect to the two-dimensional measurement region for which the three-dimensional OCT data is obtained, at least one of an arrangement, a number, or a shape of one or more lines being different for the plurality of types of line pattern, and extracting, from the three-dimensional OCT data, a two-dimensional tomographic image of a cross section intersecting each of the one or more lines of the set line pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Higuchi, Tetsuya Kano, Ryosuke Shiba
  • Patent number: 11022821
    Abstract: Provided herein are optically transparent materials configured to block an appropriate amount of incident blue light, such that when the materials are positioned in the optical path between environmental light and the retina of a user, the optically transparent materials reduce the amount of blue light from the environmental light that reaches the retina of a user. The materials can block an effective amount of blue light to minimize damage to retinal tissue while permitting transmission of an effective amount of maintain acceptable photopic vision, scotopic vision, color vision, and circadian rhythms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Blue Light Eye Protection, Inc.
    Inventor: Parveen Jaglan
  • Patent number: 11013401
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus of some exemplary embodiments includes an illumination system, interference photographing system, anterior eye segment photographing system, first optical path coupling element, and controller. The illumination system projects illumination light output from a light source, onto the anterior eye segment of a subject's eye. The interference photographing system performs photographing of an interference pattern formed on the cornea by the illumination light. The anterior eye segment photographing system performs photographing of the anterior eye segment onto which the illumination light is being projected. The first optical path coupling element couples the optical path of the interference photographing system and the optical path of the anterior eye segment photographing system with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Yasufumi Fukuma, Hideharu Suzuki, Zhenguo Wang, Kazuhiro Oomori, Makoto Fujino