Patents Examined by Jordan M. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10729322
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a double-reflecting contact lens and carrier assembly for viewing the anterior chamber and the anterior chamber angle of an eye, the eye having an optical axis, includes a lens including a lens body having a contact end defining at least a portion of a first surface configured for contacting an eye and a viewing end defining at least a portion of a second surface, a first reflecting surface disposed adjacent the lens body at an angle relative to the optical axis of the eye, and a second reflecting surface disposed adjacent the lens body opposing the first reflecting surface at an angle relative to the first reflecting surface, and a carrier configured for carrying the lens in a manner that provides rotation of the lens relative to the eye of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OCULAR INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond D. Graham, Peter G. Harrington
  • Patent number: 10716470
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a double-reflecting contact lens for viewing the anterior chamber and the anterior chamber angle of an eye, the eye having an optical axis, includes a lens body having a contact end defining at least a portion of a first surface for contacting an eye and a viewing end defining at least a portion of a second surface, a first reflecting surface disposed adjacent the lens body, wherein the first reflecting surface is a planar surface extending from the viewing end to a middle region in the body between the viewing end and the contact end, and a second reflecting surface disposed adjacent the lens body, wherein the second reflecting surface is a planar surface extending from the viewing end to the contact end, the second reflecting surface opposing the first reflecting surface at an angle relative to the first reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: OCULAR INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond D. Graham, Peter G. Harrington
  • Patent number: 10716471
    Abstract: To make it possible to improve user convenience, provided is a control device including: a control unit configured to control a position and an attitude of a microscope unit by driving an arm unit that supports the microscope unit on the basis of a captured image of an operating site photographed by the microscope unit during an operation so that a position and attitude condition set before the operation is satisfied. The position and attitude condition is a condition that prescribes a position and an attitude of the microscope unit with respect to the operating site to obtain a desired captured image corresponding to the position and attitude condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ootsuki, Atsushi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10698178
    Abstract: An imaging optical lens assembly includes six lens elements which are, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. Each of the six lens elements has an object-side surface facing toward the object side and an image-side surface facing toward the image side. At least one of the six lens elements has at least one aspheric surface having at least one inflection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tzu-Chieh Kuo
  • Patent number: 10690893
    Abstract: The imaging lens consists of, in order from the object side, a first lens group, an aperture stop, a second lens group having a positive refractive power. During focusing from a distant object to a close-range object, the first lens group remains stationary, and the aperture stop and the second lens group integrally move to the object side. The imaging lens satisfies predetermined conditional expressions relating to a focal length of the whole system, a focal length of the first lens group, a principal point position of the second lens group, a focal length of the second lens group, a back focal length, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Kunugise, Kazuyoshi Okada
  • Patent number: 10674906
    Abstract: Gonioscope devices are disclosed herein that are configured to enable a medical professional to view structure inside the eye that is ordinarily hidden from normal view. The gonioscope can be an integrally molded single piece that includes both a handle and a gonioscopic optical element. The proximal surface can have a viewing area and a light diffusing area. A recess can provide access to a wound site on the eye while the gonioscope is used for viewing. The handle can be configured to encourage proper alignment of the gonioscope with the eye. The gonioscope can provide an optical fixation point for the subject to focus on to facilitate proper alignment of the eye. The gonioscope can have one or more retention elements configured to engage the tissue of the eye around the contact surface to stabilize the gonioscope. The gonioscope can couple to a lid speculum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: GLAUKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Raymond Kalina, Jr., Huong Khac Huynh, Douglas Daniel Crimaldi, Todd N. Fjield
  • Patent number: 10667682
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are described that can facilitate automated administration of a low contrast visual acuity test to a user. The low contrast visual acuity test can be administered using a display device and a computing device. The computing device can score results of the low contrast visual acuity test and determine a visual status of the user based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jay L. Alberts, Robert Bermel, Stephen Rao, David D. Schindler
  • Patent number: 10667683
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing an ophthalmic diagnostic test are disclosed. In one aspect, a head-wearable device for administering an ophthalmic test to a subject can comprise a head-wearable frame for mounting the device onto the subject's head, and a light seal configured for coupling to the frame so as to isolate at least one eye of the subject from ambient light when the device is worn by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: MacuLogix, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. Jackson, David E. Beecher, David E. Orr, Frank Jones, Nathan Smith
  • Patent number: 10656439
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses intended to be worn by non-presbyopic wearers, such as single-vision ophthalmic lenses. The lenses exhibit reduced distortion as perceived by the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Helene De Rossi, Fabien Muradore
  • Patent number: 10656407
    Abstract: An example electronic apparatus for switching microlenses includes a microlens including a plurality of microstructures to bend light. The electronic apparatus also includes a chamber coupled to the microlens to receive a liquid with an optical index that matches an optical index of the microlens. The electronic apparatus further includes an electronic device coupled to the chamber to manipulate the liquid to achieve a target optical state of the microlens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Ollila
  • Patent number: 10653310
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus including: a first scanning unit and a second scanning unit, subjecting a measuring beam, which is obtained by splitting a light source beam, to a back-and-forth scan in a predetermined area on a fundus in a first direction and a second direction, respectively; a scanning control unit controlling the first scanning unit and the second scanning unit so as to simultaneously execute scans; a depth information acquisition unit obtaining information on the fundus in a depth direction based on interference beam between return beam from the fundus and a reference beam; an image generation unit generating a tomographic image in the predetermined area through use of output from the depth information acquisition unit and a control signal supplied by the scanning control unit; and a display unit displaying the generated image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Fukuhara, Wataru Sakagawa, Takashi Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10641995
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens including, in an order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens having a positive refractive power, a third lens having a negative refractive power, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens. The first lens is made of plastic material, the second lens is made of plastic material, the third lens is made of plastic material, the fourth lens is made of plastic material, the fifth lens is made of plastic material, and the sixth lens is made of glass material. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunhuan Fang, Lei Zhang, Yanmei Wang, Dan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10642067
    Abstract: A method for estimating and tracking refractive error progression of an individual includes estimating a percentile of Spherical Equivalent Refraction (SPHEQ) as a function of at least the individual's age by comparison to a reference population; estimating an expected SPHEQ trajectory over a future predetermined period of time; comparing the expected SPHEQ trajectory with the reference population; and comparing the expected SPHEQ trajectory with an expected SPHEQ trajectory using an ametropia control treatment, thereby showing a possible treatment benefit over the predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Khaled Chehab, Eric R. Ritchey, Lisa A. Jones-Jordan, Loraine T. Sinnott, Xu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10634935
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and/or manufacturing progressive lenses (e.g., bifocal, multifocal, and so on) having ocular side (e.g., back side or surface) lens segments, are described. For example, the systems and methods may apply round lens segments to ocular sides or surfaces of progressive lenses, providing the lenses with specializing vision lens segments and/or power enhancement lens segments, which may combine with front surface power additions provided by the multifocal lens segments applied to the front surfaces of the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Digital Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Gordon Keane
  • Patent number: 10631728
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an optical system (100) for imaging a retina through a pupil of an eye (10). The optical system (100) comprises an illumination source (120) for providing light to illuminate the eye (10) via an illumination optical system (140). The optical system further comprises an imaging device (130) for outputting image data corresponding to the retina of the eye (10) over a period of time. Said imaging device (130) is arranged to receive reflected light from the eye (10) via an imaging optical system (150). The optical system (100) further comprises a moveably mounted offner relay (110) arranged to direct light received from the illumination optical system (140) to the eye (10) and to direct reflected light from the eye (10) to the imaging optical system (150). Said offner relay (110) is arranged to move to track a location of the pupil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
    Inventor: Stephen Todd
  • Patent number: 10627648
    Abstract: A unitary lens structure is provided which is employable with spectacles as well as goggles and safety eyewear. The lens is formed as a unitary structure with projections having surfaces which are machinable for prescription eyewear extending from a first side surface of a larger shield. Damage from cracking of the shield at the intersections with the projection perimeters is prevented by non linear connections between the two surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Alejandro A. Goebel Quintana
  • Patent number: 10620403
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens. At least one lens among the first to the sixth lenses has positive refractive power. The seventh lens has negative refractive power, wherein both surfaces thereof can be aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the seventh lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10613349
    Abstract: A contact lens has a first circumferential groove containing a wire coil and an electronics cavity containing one or more electronic devices. The circumferential groove and electronics cavity are formed in a peripheral region of the contact lens. The coil is configured to wirelessly receive electrical power and/or data, and to provide the received power and/or data to the electronic devices in the electronics cavity and to a femtoprojector or other electronic devices in the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventor: Ronald S. Maynard
  • Patent number: 10613353
    Abstract: This invention relates to an optical lenses, which includes a lens substrate, a multi-layers film is set on one side of the lens substrate to block partial blue light and infrared light. The multi-layers film is formed by interactive stacking a plurality of layers of a low refractive index film (such as silicon dioxide film, the mix material film which is composed of silicon dioxide and alumina or the mix material film which is composed of silicon dioxide and silicon oxide) and a high refractive index film (such as zirconium dioxide film, trititanium pentoxide film, titanium dioxide film, tantalum pentoxide film or the mix material which is composed of zirconium dioxide and titanium dioxide), and each layer of film is used a specific thickness. So that, the optical lens can produce the effect of blocking partial blue light and infrared light without overly increased in color, allowing the user's eyes to keep cool due to partial infrared light blocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ONELENSOLUTION OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY SDN BHD
    Inventor: Kuan Yew Tang
  • Patent number: 10606033
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens. At least one lens among the first to the sixth lenses has positive refractive force. The seventh lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the seventh lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang