Patents Examined by Hung X. Dang
  • Patent number: 11300814
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for wearable devices such as eyewear are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include a frame, a temple, electronics, and a linkage assembly. The frame can have two opposing connection portions and the temple can be adapted to selectively interface with one of the two connection portions. The electronics can be mounted to at least one of the temple and the frame. The linkage assembly can be pivotally coupled at a first end portion to the temple and pivotally coupled at a second end portion to the one of the two connection portions. The linkage assembly can be configured for movement of the temple between a wearable position and a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: David Meisenholder
  • Patent number: 11294204
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor module that includes: a casing; a contacted part that is disposed so that at least a part thereof is exposed to the outside of the casing and that has conductivity; and a detection part that has an electrostatic capacitance type detection pad and that is disposed inside the casing. The detection part further includes a conductive plate provided so as to correspond to the detection region of the detection pad, the contacted part being electrically connected to the conductive plate. This configuration makes it possible to provide a sensor module that is highly sensitive to contact with an object, and that prevents damage to the detection pad caused by contact with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryuki Kan, Takafumi Ohto, Osamu Masuda
  • Patent number: 11275257
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include an integrated eyewear and headgear system, including retrofitting existing headgear and eyewear, allowing the eyewear to remain attached, affixed to, or connected with headgear while not in use (not covering the eyes), as well as when in use (covering the eyes). A headgear and eyewear system may comprise eyewear configured to be worn on the face of a user; headgear configured to be worn on the head of the user; and at least one retaining mechanism configured to attach the eyewear to the headgear, wherein the eyewear comprises a first position in front of the user's eyes, wherein the eyewear comprises a second position upon the headgear and not in front of the user's eyes, and wherein the retaining mechanism is configured to retain the eyewear with respect to the headgear in at least one of the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew W. Lowe
  • Patent number: 11275256
    Abstract: An eyeglass retainer system for use with eyeglasses worn by a user and having a frame front includes a pair of eyeglass temples. Each temple has a first end for securing the temple to frame front and defines a first channel passing therethrough that terminates in a first stopping mechanism. Extendable coupling units are slidably disposed in the first channels and terminate in a first stopper that is configured to engage the first stopping mechanism so as to prevent it from exiting the first channel completely. Two magnetic connectors are each affixed to a different one of the extendable coupling units and have opposite polarities so as to attract each other when placed against to each other. The coupling units are slid out of the first channel so that the two magnetic connectors can be coupled to each other behind the user's head so as to retain the eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ANCHOR EYEWEAR HOLDING COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: Clayton M. Fulks
  • Patent number: 11262602
    Abstract: A holding tool is capable of performing positioning and reliable attachment by simple insertion operation when attaching a wearable device, and is capable of performing reliable detachment by simple operation when the device is detached. When a body part of a wearable device is inserted into a holding frame body, a projected engagement part of an elastic pressing body provided in the holding frame body is engaged with an upper surface and/or a lower surface of the body part. Engagement between the upper surface and/or the lower surface of the body part and the projected engagement part of the elastic pressing body is released by operating an operation part of the elastic pressing body upward and/or downward, to allow the wearable device to be pulled out of the holding frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAMOTO KOGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masataka Asada
  • Patent number: 11253147
    Abstract: A system and a method may be provided relating to the iris of an eye based on three-dimensional image data acquired by an optical coherence tomography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Kambiz Thomas Moazed
  • Patent number: 11249324
    Abstract: Disclosed is a spectacle frame including a pair of lens holding rims interconnected by a bridge, each rim being encircling and holding a lens in a central aperture of the rim, each rim being linked laterally to a temple, each rim having at least one cut allowing expansion of the central aperture or retraction and closure of the central aperture by closing the cut. The spectacle frame further includes a lock allowing closure and locking the cuts of the rims. The bridge attaches to the rims to allow attachment of one bridge chosen among bridges having different shapes and/or sizes and/or decorations to adapt the spectacle frame to different morphological features of wearers and/or to choices of the wearers, and wherein the rims and the bridge includes complementary bridge connector to attach and connect the bridge to each rim. A kit of parts and an eyewear are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Ludovic Jouard, Hélène Perchepied, Patricia Koh, Shindhe Gunputh, Frédéric Corbasson
  • Patent number: 11243416
    Abstract: Techniques for providing eyewear with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear (e.g., eyeglasses) without having to substantially compromise aesthetic design principles of the eyewear. Often, the electrical components can be attached to the eyewear as an after-market enhancement. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 11237407
    Abstract: Implementations of a magnetic eyewear retainer system and method are provided. In some implementations, the magnetic eyewear retainer system comprises eyewear temple magnets and a retainer necklace. In some implementations, the magnetic eyewear retainer system further comprises eyewear that includes the eyewear temple magnets. In some implementations, the magnetic eyewear retainer method comprises attaching the eyewear temple magnets to the temples of eyewear and magnetically connecting the eyewear to the retainer necklace with the eyewear temple magnets to retain the eyewear on a user's person while the eyewear is not being worn on the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Jason Head
  • Patent number: 11237411
    Abstract: A nose pad includes: an attachment structure attachable to an eyewear; two electrodes provided on a surface of the nose pad; and a substrate provided inside the nose pad and including a battery, a processor, an analog/digital converter, and a communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: JINS HOLDINGS Inc.
    Inventor: Taiki Komoda
  • Patent number: 11231596
    Abstract: Secure eyewear includes a face piece and a temple piece. The face piece includes a first side, a second side and a nose rest therebetween. The temple piece extends from a first end coupled with the first side and/or the second side of the face piece to a second end and includes a first extension. The first extension is configured to, with the nose rest supported by a nose of a user and the first temple piece resting on a first ear of the user, selectively grip a back of a head of the user by transitioning between states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Frank Vogel
  • Patent number: 11226501
    Abstract: Glasses that are provided with biosensors for detecting signals and are in contact with the user's head are described, which glasses comprise a front frame (2) for supporting respective lenses (4), a pair of sides (6) articulated to the frame on laterally opposing sides, and a nasal-bearing device (8), each of the sides (6) extending in a longitudinal extension direction and comprising a side body (6a) extending into an end side portion (6b) in which a particular sensor (25) that makes contact with the head is integrated, and in which the end side portion (6b) comprises a pair of branches (26a, 26b), which extend from a common end (27), which is connected to the side body (6a), in the longitudinal extension direction of the side (6) in a manner spaced apart from one another, one (26a) of the branches being provided with an internal cavity (29) for housing a core (30) made of a conductive metal material and both the branches (26a, 26b) being made of a resiliently pliable and electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAFILO SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Belli, Alessandro Sanfelici
  • Patent number: 11224341
    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: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    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: 11219360
    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: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    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: 11221533
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochromic device including an electrochromic element including a protrusion on a periphery of the electrochromic element, and a frame holding the electrochromic element, wherein the protrusion includes an electrode pad, and the frame includes a connecting member configured to electrically connect to the electrode pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Kohji Takeuchi, Tohru Yashiro, Takahiko Matsumoto, Sukchan Kim, Shun Goto, Keiichiroh Yutani, Hidekazu Yaginuma, Atsushi Ohshima
  • Patent number: 11219361
    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: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    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: 11215847
    Abstract: A hinge including a first hinge part and a second hinge part configured to be attached respectively to a first spectacle frame element and a second spectacle frame element, the first hinge part being rotatable relative to the second hinge part, the first hinge part including a first electronic support part supporting at least a first electronic component and a first wire core part extending from the first electronic support part through at least one of the first or second spectacle frame element, the first electronic support part and the first wire core part are embodied in the first hinge part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Marie Lore, Paul Gil, Guillaume Broutin, Jean Sahler
  • Patent number: 11215848
    Abstract: Glasses that are provided with biosensors for detecting signals and are in contact with the user's head are described, which glasses comprise a front frame (2) for supporting respective lenses (4), a pair of sides (6) articulated to the frame (2) on laterally opposing sides, and a nasal-bearing device (8), a pair of sensors (10a, 11a) being integrated in the nasal-bearing device (8) in order to make contact with the surface of the nose, a third sensor (12) being mounted in the centre of the nasal-bearing device (8) in order to make contact with the surface of the face in the zone of the bridge of the nose, and each of the sides (6) comprising a side body (6a) extending into an end side portion in which a particular sensor that makes contact with the head is integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAFILO—SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Belli, Alessandro Sanfelici, Michele Bano
  • Patent number: 11213199
    Abstract: A method of analyzing the degree of abnormality in the eye is provided, and in the method at least some portion of the functional evaluation of the eye's visual function is performed by presenting visual stimuli in mesopic conditions. A visual function examination device is provided, and in the device the spectral composition of the stimuli is generated by a projection or display device, and the said projection or display device can be adjusted so that individual receptor types can be excited by the said stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gareguin Mikaelian
  • Patent number: 11211693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods for eyeglasses frames and eyeglasses frames assemblies for wearable electronic devices, and particularly relates to systems, devices, and methods that employ an antenna in eyeglasses frames and eyeglasses frames assemblies for wearable heads-up displays. In an embodiment, a pair of eyeglasses includes a first arm housing a radio and an antenna passing internally from the radio to at least a portion of a front eyeglass frame, which includes a first and second rim securely physically coupled by a bridge. A power source is coupled to the first arm or a second arm and electrically coupled to the radio via an electrically conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Joshua Moore, Kai Zhang, George Shaker