Patents Examined by Huy K. Mai
  • Patent number: 9846316
    Abstract: Eyeglasses include rims, at least one temple member connected to the rims, and at least one lens with a perimeter edge. The perimeter edge of the lens includes an upper perimeter edge, a lateral perimeter edge, a lower perimeter edge, and a medial perimeter edge. The rims are configured to retain the at least one lens with the upper perimeter edge of the lens engaging the rims. A vent arrangement is provided between the lens and the rims. The vent arrangement includes an opening between a lateral side of the rims and the lateral perimeter edge of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Scott Tipp, Jonathan Michael Martin, Adam Harris Kaufer, Kort Neumann
  • Patent number: 9817476
    Abstract: An augmented reality device includes a frame assembly including a nose piece and a pair of temple pads configured to accommodate a plurality of fit points of a user. A set of mountings on the frame assembly is configured to mount to the frame assembly any of a plurality of different see-through display modules having different exit pupil distances. A see-through display module is coupled to the frame assembly via the set of mountings. The see-through display module is selected from among the plurality of different see-through display modules to match an exit pupil distance of the see-through display module to an inter-pupillary distance of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Joel Jacobs, Nicolas Denhez, Paul Bosveld
  • Patent number: 9814385
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ophthalmoscope comprising a camera and an associated illumination device; the invention further concerns a novel method for processing a plurality of images of the eye taken by said device; and software, typically included in said ophthalmoscope, for executing said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignees: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The Greater Glasgow Health Board, The University Court of the University of St Andrews
    Inventors: Stewart Jordan, Mario Giardini, Iain Livingstone, Andrew Bastawrous
  • Patent number: 9808155
    Abstract: An eye imaging apparatus to produce an image of an eye of a patient user is disclosed. The eye imaging apparatus may include a video camera, a slit lamp chinrest, a camera housing, a plurality of illumination source optics and a processing system. The eye imaging apparatus may also include a video camera, a plurality of video camera optics, a camera housing, a microscope assembly, a plurality of illumination source optics and a floor base. The eye imaging apparatus may be utilized in combination with one or more contrasting agents. The eye imaging apparatus may detect amyloid-beta plaque, amyloid or amyloid-beta peptide by a spectral signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NeuroVision Imaging LLC
    Inventor: Steven Roger Verdooner
  • Patent number: 9804410
    Abstract: Eyewear can include lenses having perimeters that are customized for an intended wearer. The perimeter of the lenses can be determined based on anatomical features of the wearer's face, field of vision, or other parameters specific to that individual. The perimeter may also be configured to accommodate one or more of: a component configured to be coupled to the eyewear, an item configured to be worn by the wearer in conjunction with the eyewear, or a projected line of sight of the wearer. A provisional lens perimeter obtained may be modified in curvature and/or size to arrive at a desired final lens perimeter, based for example on stylistic preferences or to accommodate external elements affecting the perimeter and/or curvature of the lens. Customized lenses can be fabricated based on the determined lens perimeters. The customized lenses can be assembled into completed eyewear that is customized for a wearer, for example having shapes, sizes, and designs not otherwise possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Adi Ben-Shahar
  • Patent number: 9798161
    Abstract: An eyewear article having a flexing portion including first and second longitudinally disposed ribs is disclosed. In another exemplary embodiment, the flexing portion has a maximum height (H), in a direction parallel to a mid-sagittal plane bisecting the eyewear into imaginary left and right halves, that is greater than 10 mm. The eyewear article of the present invention provides a balance of fit and comfort suitable for a range of user head sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Solomon Marini, Paul A. Martinson, Laurent Froissard, Glen E. Stanley
  • Patent number: 9791714
    Abstract: An eyewear frame assembly includes a frame having a rim for securing a lens. The frame further has a first segment and a second segment. At least one of the first segment and the second segment is movable relative to the other of the first segment and the second segment so as to allow insertion within or removal of the lens from the rim. The frame assembly also includes a projection that extends circumferentially from the first segment. The projection and the second segment are configured to be releasably secured to another, thereby securing the lens within the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Liberty Sport Inc.
    Inventors: Carmine S. DiChiara, Deni Crescenzi
  • Patent number: 9782070
    Abstract: The fundus photographing apparatus of the present invention includes an illumination light source that generates illumination light flux for illuminating a fundus (of a subject eye), a scanning optical system that converts the illumination light flux from the illumination light source unit into spot light to scan the fundus in two-dimensional directions of a horizontal direction and a vertical direction by the spot light, a light receiver that receives reflected light from each portion of the fundus illuminated by the spot light, and a fundus image acquiring unit that acquires a fundus image based on a signal from the light receiver, wherein the scanning optical system is provided with a scanner including a reflection mirror plate that rotates about orthogonal two axes to simultaneously deflect the spot light in the vertical direction and the horizontal direction for scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON
    Inventors: Atsushi Utsunomiya, Hirotake Maruyama, Tomoyoshi Abe, Yasufumi Fukuma
  • Patent number: 9778489
    Abstract: A spectacle lens is disclosed. The disclosed lens provides a vision correcting area for the correction of a wearer's refractive error. The viewing correction area provides correction for non-conventional refractive error to provide at least a part of the wearer's vision correction. The lens has a prescription based on a wave front analysis of the wearer's eye and the lens can further be modified to fit within an eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski
  • Patent number: 9770168
    Abstract: A device is for imaging an eye and is wearable on the object to be examined or otherwise able to be placed to the front of an eye or eyes. When the device is switched on, it automatically performs the imaging such that all images are useful. The device comprises a camera arrangement with optics and a camera sensor, and an illumination arrangement. The device comprises a control arrangement that switches the camera arrangement to take automatically one or more images of the eye, when the device is in front of the eye. The device comprises an image analyzing arrangement or a connection to an image analyzing arrangement that is provided for detecting a reflection in the image taken by the camera arrangement or in the image area of the camera arrangement and for transmitting the information about the detected reflection to the control arrangement which is provided thereby to repeat or decline imaging. When repeating the imaging the control arrangement alters the parameters of imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Trividi Oy
    Inventors: Petri Pohjanen, Nora Kaarela, Jukka Alasirnio
  • Patent number: 9766477
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lens exchanging structure. Lens-frame assembling parts of a glasses frame of a main spectacle frame are assembled with lens frames. Intercalating flanges on one sides of the lens frames are correspondingly intercalated by intercalating concave parts of the lens-frame assembling parts. Positioning slots on another sides of the lens frames are inserted by positioning bumps of the fixing parts in sliding slots of the glasses frame. Therefore, when the main spectacle frame or the lens frames are needed to be exchanged, it only needs to fiddle the fixing parts to separate the positioning bumps of the fixing parts and the positioning slots of the lens frames. Then, the lens frames can be removed from the main spectacle frame. The removed lens frames can be assembled with other main spectacle frames having other styles and colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Hsien Chang Optical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsiung Chou
  • Patent number: 9766482
    Abstract: A head-wearable device includes a center support extending in generally lateral directions, a first side arm extending from a first end of the center frame support and a second side arm extending from a second end of the center support. The device may further include a nosebridge that is removably coupled to the center frame support. The device may also include a lens assembly that is removably coupled to the center support or the nosebridge. The lens assembly may have a single lens, or a multi-lens arrangement configured to cooperate with display to correct for a user's ocular disease or disorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Michael Cazalet, Joseph John Hebenstreit, Matthew Wyatt Martin, Maj Isabelle Olsson, Mitchell Joseph Heinrich, Hayes Solos Raffle, Eliot Kim
  • Patent number: 9766480
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembled structure of a main spectacle frame and an assistant lens frame. Sliding slots having fixing parts are disposed on inner sides of the lens frame of the main spectacle frame. Through holes are disposed in front of the lens frame and positioned to correspond to the sliding slots. The assistant lens frame is disposed on the front side of the lens frame of the main spectacle frame. Positioning bumps are protrudingly disposed on inner sides of the assistant lens frame to correspond to the through holes on two sides of the lens frame of the main spectacle frame. Tip holes are disposed on lateral sides of the positioning bumps to be inserted by tip rods for positioning correspondingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Hsien Chang Optical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsiung Chou
  • Patent number: 9757030
    Abstract: The invention refers to eye technology and in particular a system and method for the characterization of eye fixation. The invention further refers to a system and method for the determination of parameters of eye fixation and saccadic motions. The system and method may be used to diagnose and evaluate reading difficulties for ascertaining how much benefit an individual would derive from an intervention with an expert, i.e. after treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Ioannis Aslanis-Aslanidis, Georgios Kaloutsakis
  • Patent number: 9759933
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. According to one embodiment, a temple assembly forming part of the smart glasses is disclosed. The assembly can include a temple mechanical connection, a battery carrier, a battery, and a temple body. The temple mechanical connection is configured to form an articulated joint at a first longitudinal end portion thereof with a frame of the wearable electronic glasses. The battery carrier is rigidly attached to the temple mechanical connection at a second longitudinal end portion thereof. The battery is mounted on the battery carrier. The temple body comprises a plastics material, and is configured to house the battery and battery carrier and interface with the second longitudinal end portion of the temple mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 9753305
    Abstract: An eyewear device is presented allowing for a frame, a plurality of temple elements, and a plurality of joining apparatuses. The above-listed elements of the eyewear device are preferably composed of one of a plurality of precious metal alloys. In certain aspects, the frame may be composed of the same precious metal alloys as the plurality of temple elements; in alternate aspects, the frame and temple elements may be composed of different precious metal alloys. The eyewear device may be or comprise a plurality of precious metal alloys, including but not limited to gold, silver and/or palladium. Further presented is a joining apparatus, wherein the elements of the joining apparatus are composed of a precious metal alloy which is harder and/or has a higher specific gravity than that of the frame and temple elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Pouya Tavakoli
  • Patent number: 9753304
    Abstract: A device for retaining eyewear is disclosed. The device comprises one or more tethers rotatably coupled to a plurality of temple fasteners, the temple fasteners coupled to the temples of eyewear disposed on the ears of a user. More specifically, the device can further comprise a plurality of positioning members configured to couple with and rotate within a temple fastener to allow a tether coupled to the rotating position member to rotate relative to the head and neck of the user. The at least one tether can be disposed in various fixed positions relative to the head and neck of the user as well as relative to the eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Chums, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Jeremy Hadden, Sterling McMurrin
  • Patent number: 9750405
    Abstract: An example method for automatically measuring a subject's phoria while the subject fixates on a visual target can include capturing an image of at least one of the subject's eyes using an image capturing device after covering and uncovering the at least one of the subject's eyes. The image can include a reflection of light from at least one of the subject's eyes. The method can also include analyzing the image to identify a position of the reflection of the light within at least one of the subject's eyes, and determining a phoria measurement based on the position of the reflection of the light within at least one of the subject's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventor: Melissa Diane Bailey
  • Patent number: 9746696
    Abstract: An optical filter for eye glasses, in particular suitable for spectacle lenses or ski goggles, has a spectral power transmission curve of optical radiations. The spectral power transmission curve exhibits a local maximum spectral transmission (Tmax) of radiations in a first wavelength range (??max). The first wavelength range (??max) is between 380 nm and 420 nm. The spectral power transmission curve exhibits spectral transmissions (T) of radiation in a second wavelength range (??th) which are lower than an upper threshold spectral transmission (Tth,u). The second wavelength range (??th) is between 420 nm and 500 nm and the upper threshold spectral transmission (Tth,u) is smaller than the maximum spectral transmission (Tmax). The maximum spectral transmission (Tmax) is larger than 21%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision Italia S.P.A.
    Inventor: Bernd Lingelbach
  • Patent number: 9743828
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosure, there is provided a handheld vision tester for vision self-testing by a user. The handheld vision tester comprises a touchscreen display and a control. The touchscreen display is configured to present different shapes, either statically or dynamically, to the user for the vision self-testing. One of the different shapes may be a modulated version of another similar shape displayed at the same time. The modulated version of the another similar shape includes a modulated edge. The control is configured to allow a user to trigger operations of the tester and allow the user to select, with the touchscreen display, one of the different shapes. The handheld vision tester is configured to determine results of the vision self-testing from the user selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Vital Art and Science, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bartlett, Yi-Zhong Wang