Patents Examined by Mustak Choudhury
  • Patent number: 11366339
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of an eye comprises an optic comprising an optical zone and a peripheral defocus optical structure to form images of a plurality of stimuli anterior or posterior to a peripheral portion of a retina of the eye. In some embodiments, the peripheral defocus optical structure located outside the optical zone. In some embodiments, the peripheral defocus optical structure comprises optical power to focus light to a different depth of the eye than the optical zone. In some embodiments, the optic comprises one or more of a lens, an optically transparent substrate, a beam splitter, a prism, or an optically transmissive support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo Kubota, Philip M. Buscemi, Amitava Gupta, Stefan Bauer, Benjamin Crook, Julien Sauvet
  • Patent number: 11360242
    Abstract: An optical device includes a substrate and a coating applied to the substrate, wherein the optical device has a first side exposed to an environment and a second side that is unexposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Zieba, Markus Bilger
  • Patent number: 11353719
    Abstract: Modular eyeglass frame system and methods for their use and manufacture. Exemplary frame systems include an eyeglass frame base having a top edge, a removable element having a top edge that substantially matches the top edge of the frame base, and one or more attachment elements operative to removably attach the removable element to the frame base. The frame base includes a first channel and a second channel suitable for partially enclosing a first lens and a second lens; and the removable element includes a first channel and a second channel, each removable element channel being configured such that when the removable element is attached to the frame base, the first and second channels of the frame base align with the first and second channels of the removable element to fully enclose a periphery of the first lens and the second lens. The one or more attachment elements secure the removable element to the frame base such that the two-piece frame system is substantially as durable as a solid one-piece frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Klix Frames (USA) LLC
    Inventors: Sean McGinley, Matthew Proffitt, Michael Broz
  • Patent number: 11347022
    Abstract: A lens moving apparatus is disclosed. The lens moving apparatus includes a bobbin equipped with at least one lens, a coil and a driving magnet arranged opposite to each other for moving the bobbin in an optical axis direction of the lens through interaction therebetween, a first circuit board for supplying electric current required by the coil, and a cover can and a base coupled to, contacted to, supported at, fixed to, or temporarily fixed to each other for forming a space in which the bobbin, the driving magnet, and the first circuit board are received, wherein the cover can is connected to a second circuit board having an image sensor mounted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Ok Park, Seong Min Lee, Jun Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 11328896
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a sample carrier for accommodating a microscopic sample for examination or processing in a microscope system. The sample carrier is accommodatable in an accommodating device, such that the sample carrier in the accommodated state assumes a defined orientation relative to the accommodating device. The sample carrier has an individual sample carrier identifier and is designed to communicate with the microscope system and in the process to communicate the individual sample carrier identifier to the microscope system, such that a sample accommodated on the sample carrier is trackable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Berger, Simon Diemer
  • Patent number: 11319680
    Abstract: This invention is a novel retroreflective traffic stripe comprising an exposed top surface containing a widely spaced repeating pattern of linear light-turning prisms and a second repeating pattern of linear prisms between the light-turning prisms, over a bottom surface containing cube corner retroreflective prisms. The two types of top surface prisms are operable under dry and wet weather conditions, respectively. Both types of top surface prisms are configured to use refraction and reflection to redirect light from distant headlights into a downward direction onto the bottom surface of the traffic stripe under dry and wet weather conditions, respectively. Cube corner retroreflective prisms on the bottom surface accept the light and return it in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Mark Joseph O'Neill
  • Patent number: 11311187
    Abstract: A system includes: a group of first light sources arranged around a central axis, the group being separated from the axis by a radial distance defining an aperture in the group; a plurality of second light sources; a detector array; and an optical system adapted to provide light from the second light sources through the aperture to a cornea of an eye, and to provide images of the first light sources and images of the second light sources from the cornea, through the aperture, to the detector array. The optical system includes a field flattener such that a shape of a surface of best focus on the detector array curves away from detector array in generally a same direction as the eye and a sclera of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Richard J. Copland, Daniel R. Neal
  • Patent number: 11314067
    Abstract: An illumination arrangement for a microscope includes an illumination input configured to inject an illumination beam bundle and an illumination output configured to output at least two partial beam bundles generated from the illumination beam bundle. At least one diffractive optical element is configured to split the illumination beam bundle into the at least two partial beam bundles that propagate along partial beam paths, and is configured to effect a relative change in respective propagation directions of the at least two partial beam bundles with respect to one another, such that the at least two partial beam bundles output by the illumination arrangement are non-collinear with respect to one another at the illumination output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventor: Florian Fahrbach
  • Patent number: 11307338
    Abstract: Provided are a polarizing plate and a display. The illustrative polarizing plate may exhibit desired characteristics in a wide range of wavelengths, and have excellent reflection and visibility at an inclined angle. For example, the polarizing plate may be used in a reflective or transflective liquid crystal display or an organic light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Kun Jeon, Moon Soo Park, Hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 11300772
    Abstract: An immersion objective comprises an objective body in which optical components are accommodated, at least one immersion fluid tank and at least one objective-body coupling connection on the objective body. The immersion fluid tank can be supported in a detachable manner via the objective-body coupling connection. At least one pump is supported via the objective body, wherein the pump is arranged in order to convey immersion fluid from the immersion fluid tank to an objective front side. A control electronics component is supported via the objective body and is configured to control the at least one pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Knoblich, Ingo Fahlbusch, Markus Sticker, Ralf Wolleschensky, Thomas Ohrt
  • Patent number: 11294164
    Abstract: A method and an integrated system. The integrated system can include an optical inspection unit, a charged particle device, an interface unit, and at least one controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Igor Krivts (Krayvitz), Yoram Uziel, Albert Mariasin, Nir Merry, Rami Elichai, Zvi Goren
  • Patent number: 11287633
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for solid immersion meniscus lenses (SIMlenses). An optical system may include a sample holder with a first side which supports a sample, and a second side opposite the first side. The second side of the sample holder may be in contact with an immersion fluid. Light passing between the sample and an objective lens may pass through the sample holder, immersion fluid, and a SIMlens positioned between the immersion fluid and objective. The SIMlens may have a first curved surface and a second curved surface, each of which may be shaped to match a wavefront of the light as it passes through the SIMlens. The immersion fluid, SIMlens, and environment containing the objective may all have different refractive indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Jonathan T. C. Liu, Lindsey A. Barner, Adam K. Glaser
  • Patent number: 11280993
    Abstract: An immersion set for retrofitting an immersion objective comprises at least one immersion fluid tank, at least one pump fluidly connected to the immersion fluid tank, and a control electronics unit configured at least to control the pump. A fastening device is configured to realize the load-bearing fastening of the at least one immersion fluid tank, the at least one pump and the control electronics unit on the immersion objective or on a mounting adapter for the immersion objective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Knoblich, Ingo Fahlbusch, Markus Sticker, Ralf Wolleschensky, Thomas Ohrt
  • Patent number: 11281021
    Abstract: To be stably wearable without nose pads and to have a support structure which is inconspicuous when worn, eyeglasses include: temples which are wide in an upward/downward direction; and temple pads each having a tip and a root, the root being fixed to a prescribed location on an inner side of a corresponding one of the temples, each of the temple pads extending along an extension direction of the corresponding one of the temples to gradually deviates from an inner side surface of the corresponding one of the temples from the prescribed location to the tip, each of the temple pads has a root portion which is narrow and a tip portion formed to have a thick shape that gently protrudes downward, the tip portion being in contact with a wearer's temple when the eyeglasses are worn, the temple pads being entirely or mostly hidden by the temples in a side view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: IZONE JAPAN INC.
    Inventor: Ken Uchida
  • Patent number: 11281023
    Abstract: A lens for refractive tear shaping, including a curved lens body defining a central cavity indented into its posterior surface. The central cavity has a posterior facing tear shaping surface structured to form a tear lens within the central cavity. The central cavity is structured to define a tear lens within the central cavity by interaction between a tear film of the eye and the posterior facing tear shaping surface. The anterior curvature of the tear lens being dependent on the shape of the tear shaping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TEAROPTIX, INC.
    Inventors: Vance M. Thompson, Amitava Gupta
  • Patent number: 11256079
    Abstract: The solid immersion lens unit includes: a solid immersion lens having a contact surface allowed to be in contact with an inspection object and a spherical surface allowed to be opposite to an objective lens; a holder holding the solid immersion lens; a magnet provided to the holder; and a spherical body rotatably held by a magnetic force of the magnet at a position opposite to the spherical surface. The holder swingably holds the solid immersion lens in a state where the spherical surface is in contact with the spherical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Tomonori Nakamura, Akihiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11252394
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes two different optical systems. Each of the two optical systems includes a front lens unit having negative refractive power, an intermediate lens unit, and a rear lens unit disposed in this order from an object side to an image plane side. Each of the intermediate lens units in the two optical systems includes a first reflecting member for bending an optical path at a position adjacent to the front lens unit, and a second reflecting member for bending the optical path at a position adjacent to the rear lens unit. The following conditional expression is satisfied: 0.05<Dout/Din<0.50, where Din is a distance between surface vertexes of lenses closest to an object in the two optical systems, and Dout is a distance between surface vertexes of lenses closest to an image plane in the two optical systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Ebe
  • Patent number: 11249297
    Abstract: An image acquisition device includes a cassette mounting unit in which a cassette is detachably mounted, the cassette holding the slide glasses in a plurality of stages in a predetermined arrangement direction, a light source that emits inspection light toward the cassette, a scanning unit that performs scanning with the inspection light in the arrangement direction, a light reflection unit that is disposed on the back surface side of the cassette and reflects the inspection light emitted from the light source, a light detection unit that detects reflected light including the inspection light reflected by at least one of the light reflection unit, the cassette, and the slide glass, and outputs a detection signal, and an information generation unit that generates holding information on a holding position and/or a holding state of the slide glass held in the cassette on the basis of the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Takeshi Shibata, Yasumoto Suzuki, Takayuki Kawashima, Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11243337
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a covering for architectural features, which may include windows, doorways, archways, and the like, where the covering includes a panel made from a light diffusing material. The light diffusing material is designed and engineered to allow a significant amount of light to pass through the material for providing a desired visual effect while having improved dimensional stability. The covering may contain a light diffusing material that extends along a first direction of the covering (e.g., vertically). The light diffusing material may have an openness factor of about 60% or greater and contain pillars extending in the first direction and bridges extending between the pillars. Each pillar may contain at least two yarns, and each bridge may contain at least one yarn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjiv R. Malkan
  • Patent number: 11243386
    Abstract: There are provided a microscope apparatus, an observation method, and a microscope apparatus-control program that can more efficiently perform auto-focus control and can shorten an imaging time in a case where a culture vessel is to be scanned by an image forming optical system and the auto-focus control is to be performed at each observation position. Focus information of a culture vessel is detected by a first displacement sensor and a second displacement sensor while a stage is moved to a scanning measurement position from an initial set position, and an auto-focus control unit performs auto-focus control at every observation position on the basis of the focus information in a case where the stage has been moved to the scanning measurement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Matsubara