Patents Examined by Jordan Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10238278
    Abstract: An ophthalmic information system for long-term management of pathological conditions, in which, upon receipt of patient identification information and examination data from an ophthalmic examination apparatus, a server of the system specifies a medical institution terminal corresponding to the patient identification information, and sends the patient identification information and the examination data received to the medical institution terminal specified. Further, upon receipt of the patient identification information and a report based on the examination data from the medical institution terminal, the server stores at least part of the report in a patient information storage area associated with the patient identification information, and sends at least part of the report to a patient terminal corresponding to the patient identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Yusuke Ono, Taiki Aimi, Masayuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10231620
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus capable of selectively performing a first imaging mode in which imaging of a subject's eye is performed in a first state where an attachment unit is not attached, and a second imaging mode in which imaging of the subject's eye is performed in a second state where the attachment unit is attached. The ophthalmic apparatus includes: an operation unit; an attachment state determination unit to determine whether or not the attachment unit is attached; a correspondence determination unit to determine whether or not the correspondence between the imaging mode designated by a use of the operation unit and an attachment state of the attachment unit obtained by the attachment state determination unit is appropriate; and a controller to perform control for prohibiting imaging in at least the designated imaging mode when the correspondence determination unit has determined that the correspondence is not appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Ryota Ishiai, Kota Fujii, Shigeru Okikawa
  • Patent number: 10228494
    Abstract: The present disclosure features lens protection systems that comprise multi-layer film laminates that include an optically clear protective film, which remains on the lens during use and carrier layers that are used to assist the user with applying the protective film to the lens. These systems are suitable for use with a wide variety of eyewear, including but not limited to ski goggles, tactical goggles, diving goggles, protective eyewear such as safety glasses, sun glasses, helmet visors (e.g., for football, hockey, or motorcycle helmets), and paintball masks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RipClear LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Hines, Ryan Doherty
  • Patent number: 10215973
    Abstract: A zoom lens unit includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group having positive refractive power and a focus function, a second lens group having negative refractive power, which moves when changing a magnification, a third lens group which moves when changing a magnification, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, which is fixed when changing a magnification, wherein the following condition (1) is fulfilled: |M2W·M3W·M4W|<0.14 ??(1) where M2W represents an imaging magnification of the second lens group at a wide-angle end, M3W represents an imaging magnification.the third lens group at the wide-angle end, and M4W represents an imaging magnification of the fourth lens group at the wide-angle end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyasu Ohashi
  • Patent number: 10213102
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for treating and/or determining appropriate prescriptions for one or both eyes of a patient are particularly well-suited for addressing presbyopia, often in combination with concurrent treatments of other vision defects. High-order spherical aberration may be imposed in one or both of a patient's eyes, often as a controlled amount of negative spherical aberration extending across a pupil. A desired presbyopia-mitigating quantity of high-order spherical aberration may be defined by one or more spherical Zernike coefficients, which may be combined with Zernike coefficients generated from a wavefront aberrometer. The resulting prescription can be imposed using refractive surgical techniques such as laser eye surgery, using intraocular lenses and other implanted structures, using contact lenses, using temporary or permanent corneal reshaping techniques, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC
    Inventors: Seema Somani, Kingman Yee
  • Patent number: 10203479
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an image pickup lens including a first lens having both convex surfaces, a second lens in the form of a positive meniscus lens and a third lens in the form of a negative meniscus lens, the first lens to the third lens being arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side. The first lens to the third lens are formed of the same material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Young Kim, Duk Keun Kwon
  • Patent number: 10203524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent optical article comprising at least one dye at least partially inhibiting light having a wavelength ranging from 400 to 460 nm and at least one selective optical brightener that emits light by fluorescence at a wavelength ranging from 400 to 460 nm. The optical brightener acts as a means for at least partially balancing the color imparted to the transparent optical article by the dye, thus allowing for perception of said optical article as less yellow, and even colorless to an user or an observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE)
    Inventor: Gilles Baillet
  • Patent number: 10197815
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing enhanced image quality across a wide and extended range of foci encompass vision treatment techniques and ophthalmic lenses such as contact lenses and intraocular lenses (IOLs). Exemplary IOL optics can include an aspheric refractive profile imposed on a first or second lens surface, and a diffractive profile imposed on a first or second lens surface. The aspheric refractive profile can focus light toward a far focus. The diffractive profile can include a central zone that distributes a first percentage of light toward a far focus and a second percentage of light toward an intermediate focus. The diffractive profile can also include a peripheral zone, surrounding the central zone, which distributes a third percentage of light toward the far focus and a fourth percentage of light toward the intermediate focus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMO Groningen B.V.
    Inventor: Hendrik A. Weeber
  • Patent number: 10191247
    Abstract: An imaging lens includes first, second, third, and fourth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. The first lens element has an image-side surface with a concave portion in the vicinity of its periphery. The second lens element has an image-side surface with a convex portion in the vicinity of the optical axis. The third lens element has a positive refractive power. The imaging lens does not have any lens element with refractive power other than the first, second, third, and fourth lens elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-Wen Chang, Poche Lee, Wei-Yu Lo
  • Patent number: 10191299
    Abstract: Wavefront measurements of eyes are often taken when the pupil is in a first configuration in an evaluation context. The results can be represented by a set of basis function coefficients. Prescriptive treatments are often applied in a treatment context, which is different from the evaluation context. Hence, the patient pupil can be in a different, second configuration, during treatment. Systems and methods are provided for determining a transformed set of basis function coefficients, based on a difference between the first and second configurations, which can be used to establish the vision treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventor: Guang-ming Dai
  • Patent number: 10191259
    Abstract: The zoom lens comprises five or more groups of lens pieces, namely, the foremost or first lens group of positive refractive power located the closest to an object, the succeeding second lens group of negative refractive power, the third lens group of positive refractive power, the fourth lens group of positive refractive power, and the fifth lens group all arranged in this order, and if any, the rearmost lens group(s) closer to the imaging plane than the fifth lens group. The zoom lens meets requirements as defined in the conditional expression regarding a combined magnification of the fifth lens group and, if any, the rearmost lens group(s) closer to the imaging plane than the fifth lens group while the zoom lens is taking a telephoto position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TAMRON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Iwasawa, Jun Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10188292
    Abstract: A device is for screening a person for CI and may include a binocular viewer, a display adjacent the binocular viewer, and a processor and associated memory cooperating with the display. The processor may be configured to display on the display a first visual stimulus and a second visual stimulus, cause, in alternating fashion, convergent movement and divergent movement in the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus along a visual stimulus path, determine respective centroid positions of the second eye and the first eye during the convergent and divergent movement of the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus, and calculate an IPD, and compare the IPD with the visual stimulus path to obtain a dynamic IPD, the dynamic IPD serving as an indicator for whether the person has CI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Howard P. Apple
  • Patent number: 10188291
    Abstract: A device is for screening a person for CI and may include a binocular viewer, a display adjacent the binocular viewer, and a processor and associated memory cooperating with the display. The processor may be configured to display on the display a first visual stimulus and a second visual stimulus, cause, in alternating fashion, convergent movement and divergent movement in the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus along a visual stimulus path, determine respective centroid positions of the second eye and the first eye during the convergent and divergent movement of the first visual stimulus and the second visual stimulus, and calculate an IPD, and compare the IPD with the visual stimulus path to obtain a dynamic IPD, the dynamic IPD serving as an indicator for whether the person has CI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Howard P. Apple
  • Patent number: 10185125
    Abstract: A photographing optical lens system includes five 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 and a fifth lens element. The second lens element has positive refractive power. The third lens element has negative refractive power. The fourth lens element has positive refractive power. The fifth lens element with negative refractive power has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, wherein the image-side surface thereof has at least one convex critical point in an off-axial region thereof, the object-side surface and the image-side surface thereof are aspheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Chen Lin, Chun-Yen Chen, Yu-Tai Tseng, Hung-Shuo Chen, Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10180559
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system with an optical device. The optical device may include a cam tube and a lens cell. The lens cell may be pre-loaded and centered within the cam tube by a plurality of springs and a plurality of bearings. The bearings may form a bearing surface to allow the lens cell to translate within the cam tube. The bearing may include a connector that stabilizes the bearing. The connector may allow for smoother translation of the lens cell within the cam tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Nolan, Sean L. Delaney
  • Patent number: 10149643
    Abstract: A diagnosis supporting device includes a display, an imaging unit configured to capture a subject, an eye gaze detector configured to detect an eye gaze direction of the subject from a captured image captured by the imaging unit, a gaze point detector configured to detect a gaze point of the subject in a display region of the display, based on the eye gaze direction, an output controller configured to display, on the display, a diagnosis image that includes a person image and a geometric pattern image, and in which at least one of contrast, color density, and a degree of transmittance of the person image or the geometric pattern image is changed over time, and an evaluator configured to calculate an evaluation value of the subject, based on the gaze point detected by the gaze point detector when the diagnosis image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Shudo, Masaru Ninomiya, Shuji Hakoshima
  • Patent number: 10143368
    Abstract: A visual acuity test method, apparatus and system that may be utilized as an automatic test of the visual acuity level of a test object, to reduce the problem of complex operation of the existing visual acuity test solution. The method is applied by an apparatus with a display screen, and comprises: displaying a test picture including at least one optotypes on a display screen, and determining an active optotype for visual acuity test from the optotypes of the test picture according to a preset rule. The method includes the steps of obtaining indicating information of the test object for the active optotype of the test picture; and determining the visual acuity level of the test object according to orientations represented by active optotypes of at least one test pictures and the indicating information of the visual acuity test object for the active optotypes of at least one test picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Yang, Yefei Dong
  • Patent number: 10146037
    Abstract: A microscope (10) for detecting images of an object (14) located in an object plane (12) is described, comprising a microscope stand (18); a microscope objective (20); a light source (22) integrated into the microscope stand (18); and a beam splitter (24), integrated into the microscope objective (20), for coupling in a coaxial incident illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems (Schweiz) AG
    Inventors: Harald Schnitzler, Robert Paulus
  • Patent number: 10146040
    Abstract: A microscope (10) is described, having an aperture limiter (12), arranged in the beam path (22), for generating at least one optical channel (16; 18; 20). The aperture limiter (12) is embodied to set the aperture of the at least one optical channel (16; 18; 20). The aperture limiter (12) is furthermore embodied in such a way that in a first operating mode a first optical channel, and in a second operating mode at least one second optical channel, is selectively generable. The aperture limiter is also arranged in the pupil plane of the beam path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems (Schweiz) AG
    Inventors: Harald Schnitzler, Reto Zuest
  • Patent number: 10139591
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an aspherical mirror for focusing a laser beam in a linear pattern, the aspherical mirror including: a convex surface diffusely reflecting an irradiated laser beam; and a concave surface reflecting the laser beam such that the laser beam is focused at one point, wherein the laser beam reflected from the convex surface forms a long line beam as an angle of reflection with respect to a curvature of the convex surface changes, and the laser beam reflected from the concave surface is focused at one point on the line beam as an angle of reflection with respect to a curvature of the concave surface changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Won-shik Choi, Jung-ho Moon, Seung-Kuk Baek, Jung Joo Lee