Patents Examined by Hung Xuan Dang
  • Patent number: 7198366
    Abstract: Eyeglasses can be folded to form a case with a lens and temple bars. The lens and the temple bars form two individual objects of connection. A hinging apparatus connects the lens and the temple bars. One end of the hinging apparatus forms a rotating connection while the other end of the hinging apparatus forms a pivotal connection. The rotating connection and the pivotal connection are perpendicular to each other. Two hollow sections are formed on the temple bars so that turning and locking the hinging apparatus can be store the lenses in a chamber formed by the two hollow sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Yong Gao
  • Patent number: 7198368
    Abstract: An optometric apparatus (1) for subjectively examining a visual function of an examinee's eye, includes: a pair of right and left lens chamber units (5), each including a test window (5a) and optical elements to be changeably disposed in the test window; a support unit (6) which supports the lens chamber units so that the units may be converged; a near vision examination chart (2, 3) to be disposed at a changeable distance from the test window; and an illumination unit (7) which illuminates the near vision chart, the illumination unit being provided in each lens chamber unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinobu Hosoi
  • Patent number: 7198364
    Abstract: An eyeglass combination includes a primary frame having a bridge and two side studs. An auxiliary frame includes a bridge and two side extensions each having a rear flange for engaging with the stud and for allowing the auxiliary frame to be secured to typical primary frame. The rear flanges each includes a magnet for engaging with another magnet engaged in the studs or for engaging with the studs of magnetic material. The magnets are preferably disposed laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Contour Optik, Inc.
    Inventor: David Yinkai Chao
  • Patent number: 7199916
    Abstract: A light modulator device includes a bottom charge plate; a pixel plate supported by at least one flexure, wherein the flexure is located substantially below said pixel plate, and a top charge plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Faase, Michael G. Monroe, Eric L Nikkel, Arthur R. Piehl, James R. Przybyla
  • Patent number: 7195352
    Abstract: An arrangement of eyeglasses and laser generator circuit assembly is disclosed to include a laser generator installed in the frame of a pair of eyeglasses between the two rims, a battery cell mounted in one temple of the pair of eyeglasses, and two sets of metal contacts respectively installed in one temple and one rim of the pair of eyeglasses and respectively electrically connected to the battery cell and the laser generator for closing the circuit between the battery cell and the laser generator to cause the laser generator to emit a laser beam when the user wears the pair of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Liaw Yu Song
  • Patent number: 7196835
    Abstract: A structure is provided that includes an aperiodic dielectric stack. The structure may include a substrate, a device disposed over the substrate, and a first dielectric stack disposed between the substrate and the device. The first dielectric stack includes a plurality of layers comprising a first dielectric material, wherein at least two of the layers comprising a first dielectric material have substantially different thicknesses, as well as a plurality of layers comprising a second dielectric material. The average outcoupling efficiency into air of the device over a bandwidth of at least 300 nm may be at least 40% greater than that of an otherwise identical device disposed in a structure without the first dielectric stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: The Trustees of Princeton University
    Inventors: Peter Peumans, Stephen Forrest
  • Patent number: 7195350
    Abstract: An apparatus for light filtration is disclosed. The apparatus has a support structure. A lens is coupled to the support structure. The lens includes a first portion for performing light filtration, and a second portion. The second portion performs substantially less light filtration than the first portion or performs no light filtration. A distinct separation zone can be located between the first portion and the second portion. An apparatus for light filtration having an associated viewing area is disclosed. The apparatus includes a support structure, and a lens coupled to the support structure for performing light filtration. A portion of the lens is cut-out to allow for a portion of the viewing area to receive no light filtration. A method of making the same is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Inventor: Nathan Kurzrok
  • Patent number: 7192134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pair of eyeglasses with auxiliary eyeglasses comprising a pair main eyeglasses having a main frame and a pair of lenses fitted therein, a rear horizontal recess in a bridge, a vertical hole of square section having its top open to the recess, a nosepad, and two temples, auxiliary eyeglasses having an auxiliary frame and a pair of lenses fitted therein, and a forward projection in a bridge thereof, a shape of the projection being conformed to that of the recess, and a latch member of circular section extended downwardly from the projection. Snapping the projection into the recess will insert the latch member into the hole for lockingly engaging therewith and support the bridge of the eyeglass frame by the nosepad. The engagement is reliable and secure. Also, both assembly and disassembly thereof can be done easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Irene Corporation
    Inventor: Wei-Che Teng
  • Patent number: 7193794
    Abstract: An arrangement serves for the adjustment of an optical element (1), in particular of a lens in an optical system, in particular in a projection lens system for semiconductor lithography. The optical element (1) is mounted in a mount (3) by means of a number of bearing feet (2) distributed over the circumference of the optical element (1) and is selectively deformable by actuators (5). At least some of the bearing feet (2) are engaged by the actuators (5) in a region of the respective bearing foot (2) in such a way that the respective bearing foot (2) can be displaced in the direction of the optical axis (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventors: Klaus Beck, Bernhard Gellrich, Hubert Holderer, Thomas Petasch, Cornelia Roesch, Alexander Kohl
  • Patent number: 7192136
    Abstract: Tethered electrical components coupled to electrical components in or attached to a pair of eyeglasses are disclosed. Tethered electrical components, alone or in combination with eyeglass electrical components, can be used for a variety of different applications and uses. As examples, the tethered electrical components can support signal capturing, signal processing, signal transmission, data acquisition, data processing, and/or data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 7193795
    Abstract: An optical system to attain a clear image of an object when the object is photographed in a state where an optical axis of a lens is inclined relative to the object, includes a lens which refracts light radiating from the object, an image producing surface on which the image of the object is produced according to the light refracted by the lens, and an image producing surface control unit which controls the image producing surface to move with respect to the lens. The image producing surface control unit includes an angle control unit to control an angle between an optical axis of the lens and the image producing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyeong-Min Ahn, Dong-Hee Lee, Chang-Hyo Kim, Hyoung-Jo Jeon
  • Patent number: 7188947
    Abstract: A lens combined with a soft eyeglasses rim includes a lens and a soft eyeglasses rim. The lens is provided with plural holes spaced apart near a circumference in advance, and then placed in a mold for making the soft eyeglasses. Then the soft eyeglasses rim is injected molded in the mold with the finished lens previously placed. Thus the soft eyeglasses rim is formed with plural projections corresponding to and fitting in the plural holes of the lens as fused to keep the rim with the lens in a stable and secured condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Chin-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 7190502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a micromirror comprising a mobile part with a reflecting area, a fixed part, two torsion arms originating from the mobile part materializing an axis about which the mobile part can oscillate, this axis being approximately parallel to a principal plane of the mobile part and passing through the mobile part while being offset from the center of mass of the mobile part, each torsion arm having one end connected to the fixed part through bimorph actuation means. The bimorph actuation means comprise a solid stack with deposited or add-on layers for each torsion arm, including a part made of an active material capable of changing volume and/or shape under the effect of an excitation, co-operating with a passive flexible structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventor: Fabien Filhol
  • Patent number: 7188962
    Abstract: A light modulator device includes a top plate and an angled extender coupled to the top plate. The angled extender includes an incident portion and an exit portion that is relatively thicker than the incident portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anurag Gupta, Scott Lerner
  • Patent number: 7190509
    Abstract: Optically controlled micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) is disclosed. In one embodiment, a MEMS device may include a rotatable mirror having an optical sensor that is in electrical communication with the rotatable mirror via an associated electrode. Electrical potential may be supplied to an appropriately configured optical sensor so that a variable range of voltages may be supplied to the rotatable mirror. In operation, an optical control beam may be directed onto the optical sensor where it may be sampled to determine its optical characteristics (e.g., optical wavelength, light intensity, position, polarization, duty cycle, etc.) The optical sensor may then supply voltage to the rotatable mirror based on the determined optical characteristics of the optical control beam, causing the rotatable mirror to rotate about one or more axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: Trex Enterprises Corp.
    Inventor: Donald Bruns
  • Patent number: 7188945
    Abstract: A pair of eyeglasses comprises a frame and at least one ear extension support pivotably connected to one end of the frame. At least one lens is rotatably affixed to the frame. At least one bezel is also rotatably affixed to the lens. A means for rotating the lens and the bezel while attached to the frame is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Inventor: Jason T. Grecco
  • Patent number: 7187489
    Abstract: An interference modulator (Imod) incorporates anti-reflection coatings and/or micro-fabricated supplemental lighting sources. An efficient drive scheme is provided for matrix addressed arrays of IMods or other micromechanical devices. An improved color scheme provides greater flexibility. Electronic hardware can be field reconfigured to accommodate different display formats and/or application functions. An IMod's electromechanical behavior can be decoupled from its optical behavior. An improved actuation means is provided, some one of which may be hidden from view. An IMod or IMod array is fabricated and used in conjunction with a MEMS switch or switch array. An IMod can be used for optical switching and modulation. Some IMods incorporate 2-D and 3-D photonic structures. A variety of applications for the modulation of light are discussed. A MEMS manufacturing and packaging approach is provided based on a continuous web fed process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: IDC, LLC
    Inventor: Mark W. Miles
  • Patent number: 7185982
    Abstract: A multiple piece temple tip for eyeglasses in which the eyeglasses have a right temple bar and a left temple bar pivotally attached to an eyeglasses frame body. The temple tip includes a temple tip body having a first and second end and a longitudinal channel extending therethrough and at least one temple stop having a longitudinal channel extending therethrough. The temple tip body and stop are formed from a pliable material. The multiple piece temple tip further includes a plurality of rib portions positioned at the second end of the tip body, wherein each rib portion is separated by an area of a reduced diameter of the tip body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Gripping Eyewear, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan L. Dietz
  • Patent number: 7185992
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes a lens unit comprising at least one lens, a holding member disposed at a side surface of the lens unit, a ring-like member disposed between the lens unit and the holding member. In the lens apparatus a fixing agent is surrounded by the lens unit, the holding member, and the ring-like member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 7182460
    Abstract: The present invention relates to spherical-shaped see through lenses used in eyewear. The lenses have a substantially constant thickness and a substantially constant radius of curvature of between 28–19 mm. The spherical lenses may be supported in a frame formed of either rigid or flexible material and attached to a strap assembly adaptable to be worn by the user. Optionally, each of the lenses may be supported by a flanged member and ventilation passages preferably extending through the frame and/or the lenses to allow air to circulate around the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Inventor: Elizabeth M. Pierotti