Patents Examined by Ricky L. Mack
  • Patent number: 10908393
    Abstract: A photographing optical lens assembly includes seven 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, a sixth lens element and a seventh lens element. The first lens element has negative refractive power. The third lens element has positive refractive power. The fourth lens element has negative refractive power. The sixth lens element has an image-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof. The seventh lens element with negative refractive power has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof. The image-side surface of the seventh lens element has at least one critical point in an off-axis region thereof. There is an air gap in a paraxial region between all adjacent lens elements of the seven lens elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10775644
    Abstract: Antennas and antenna systems may be designed and configured for incorporation into mechanical devices, including medical devices, such as ophthalmic devices, including contact lenses. These antennas and antenna systems may be utilized to transmit data from the mechanical device to a receiver, to receive data from a transmitter, and/or to inductively charge an electromechanical cell or the like incorporated into the mechanical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, Adam Toner, Frederick A Flitsch, James Daniel Riall
  • Patent number: 10649175
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens includes, in an 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. The first lens is made of glass 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, the sixth lens is made of plastic material, and the seventh lens is made of plastic material. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Rongbao Shi
  • Patent number: 10620452
    Abstract: A holder for eyeglass lenses having a holding part, which is magnetically secured to the fastening part in detachable fashion and has a nose bridge for holding eyeglass lenses, and having at least one swivel bearing, which is provided between the fastening part and the nose bridge of the holding part and has at least two bearing parts that are able to swivel relative to each other around the swivel axis of the swivel bearing in order to move the holding part between a use position of the eyeglass lenses and a non-use position of the eyeglass lenses in which they are folded upward in relation to the use position. In order to embody a holder of the above-mentioned type in a reliable and simply designed way, the first bearing parts and second bearing parts are embodied so that they are detachable from each other and are held together magnetically, for which purpose, at least one bearing part has at least one permanent magnet with a magnetization direction oriented in the direction of the swivel axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Stefan Lechner
  • Patent number: 10613355
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be routed from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: e-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Charles Willey, Tiziano Tabacchi, Martin Bock, Massimo Pinazza, Scott N. Richman, Volkan Ozguz
  • Patent number: 10598962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a spectacle frame adapted to a spectacle wearer, particularly by means of 3D printing or other additive manufacturing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MAYDO B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Berend Benjamin Zweerts, Pieter Adriaan Jonckheer
  • Patent number: 10539809
    Abstract: An interchangeable eyeglass temple device removably secures a temple to an eyeglass frame. The device includes eyeglasses having a frame. A receiver extends from the frame. A connection arm extends from a temple. The connection arm is insertable into the receiver. A locking mechanism is coupled to the temple. The locking mechanism includes a locking arm engaging the receiver such that the locking mechanism inhibits removal of the connection arm from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Ross McMillian
  • Patent number: 10514559
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for wearable devices such as eyewear are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include a frame, a temple, electronics, and a linkage assembly. The frame can have two opposing connection portions and the temple can be adapted to selectively interface with one of the two connection portions. The electronics can be mounted to at least one of the temple and the frame. The linkage assembly can be pivotally coupled at a first end portion to the temple and pivotally coupled at a second end portion to the one of the two connection portions. The linkage assembly can be configured for movement of the temple between a wearable position and a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: David Meisenholder
  • Patent number: 10514557
    Abstract: A frame for spectacles comprises a front mount (2) having respective lateral lugs (4) which are provided for the articulation of respective arms (5) for the purpose of producing the articulated connection of each arm (5) to the front mount (2); each lug (4) comprises a first lug portion (4a) which extends into a second lug portion (4b) which is folded on the first portion in a position facing the first portion, the second portion (4b) comprising a first through-opening (8) which is laterally delimited by a pair of opposing wings (9a, 9b) which are spaced apart from each other, the wings being connected at the free end of the second lug portion (4b) by a cross-member (10), an extension piece (11) which extends from the cross-member (10) inside the opening (8) and in the direction of the first lug portion (4a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAFILO-SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Ampelio Artusi
  • Patent number: 10514555
    Abstract: Spectacles with interchangeable arms are provided a front frame with opposed lateral lugs for the hinged pivoting of the respective lateral arms, a device for the removable coupling of each arm to the frame, a first and a second coupling element are engaged in each other so as to be slidable from and towards a position of mutual retention, the elements being configured for quick disengagement from this position, the first coupling element being intended for the hinged connection to the respective lug of the frame, and the second element comprises a seat which is provided in the corresponding arm and which can be slidingly engaged by the first element, resiliently flexible retaining means being provided between the coupling elements of each arm to fix these elements to each other in a removable manner, by means of a snap-fitting coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAFILO SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Mino Favaro
  • Patent number: 10495899
    Abstract: A nose pad reduces an imprint after wearing eyeglasses and pain in wearing. The nose pad is attached to eyeglasses and comes into contact with the nose to support the eyeglasses, and includes a base portion formed of an elastomer material and having two opposed main surfaces, attachment portions formed of a resin material and provided at opposite end portions of one of the main surfaces of the base portion to attach to pad arms extending from the eyeglasses, and bump portions formed of an elastomer material and provided at opposite end portions of the other main surface of the base portion to rise. Each of the bump portions includes a curved convex surface, and the resin material of the attachment portions is harder than the elastomer material of the base portion and the elastomer material of the bump portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: ACP JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10444549
    Abstract: An eyewear with a pair of light emitting diodes (LED) matrices is an apparatus that enhances the aesthetic appeal of the eyewear by illuminating different patterns and letterings with the pair of LED matrices. A left lens and a right lens each have an LED matrix, which traverse through and protrude out of their respective lens. Both LED matrices are electronically connected to a programmable microcontroller, which is able to turn on/off each individual LED in order to create the patterns and letterings on the LED matrices. The microphone and VU meter also allows the LED matrices to display patterns and lettering that relate to the music or sounds around the apparatus. Each individual LED for both LED matrices are properly spaced apart from each other so that visibility is not significantly reduced while wearing the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Luis Emilio Lopez-Garcia
  • Patent number: 10401646
    Abstract: An eyeglasses assembly structure is disclosed herein. It comprises a lens having two connecting parts at two ends thereof, two assembly members, and a pair of temples respectively and pivotally connected to the two assembly members. Each of the two connecting parts of the lens has an orientation trough. Each of the two assembly members has an embedding slot for engaging with each of the two connecting parts of the lens and a button having a positioning block for correspondingly engaging with the orientation trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Tsair Yuarn Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pao-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 10401652
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a lens including a lens body and an optical filter configured to attenuate visible light in a plurality of spectral bands. Each of the plurality of spectral bands can include an absorptance peak with a spectral bandwidth, a maximum absorptance, and an integrated absorptance peak area within the spectral bandwidth. An attenuation factor obtained by dividing the integrated absorptance peak area within the spectral bandwidth by the spectral bandwidth of the absorptance peak can be greater than or equal to about 0.8 for the absorptance peak in each of the plurality of spectral bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Brock Scott McCabe, Ryan Saylor, Carlos D. Reyes
  • Patent number: 10345548
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an optical apparatus including at least one optical element including glass, at least one support including silicon and a housing including glass. Furthermore, the at least one optical element and the at least one support can be anodically bonded together, and the at least one support and the housing can be anodically bonded together. The disclosure further provides a method for fabricating optical components with durable bonds and incorporates active alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Nezih Dural, Michael V Romalis
  • Patent number: 10345619
    Abstract: Thinned, flexible surface regions upon which flexible active components may be utilized to attach flexible active components in space/volume constrained devices, for example, a powered ophthalmic device. Thinned, flexible surface regions foster an avenue for enhanced functionality because various electronic circuits and components can be integrated into polymeric structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Toner, James Daniel Riall, Sharika Snook, Dawn Jamisha Owens, Marina Archer
  • Patent number: 10338410
    Abstract: A method for modifying focal length of lenses of a HMD in accordance with a user's eyeglass prescription data and without the user having access to the eyeglass prescription data is disclosed. The method includes receiving an identifier that uniquely represents the user viewing content on the HMD. The method also includes obtaining eyeglass prescription data corresponding to the unique identifier that includes data for correcting eye defects of the user. The data is then applied by modifying optical properties such as focal length of the lenses to provide corrected vision to the user while the user views content on the HMD without the user having to wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Evan M. Richards
  • Patent number: 10310296
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an eyeglass frame includes a lens holder, a first temple with a first end close to the lens holder and a second end, a second temple, an electrical connector and a printed circuit board. The printed circuit board with at least one electrical component can be in the first temple. The connector can be close to the first end of the first temple, facing downward, and electrically connected to the at least one electrical component. In another embodiment, an eyeglass frame includes a first printed circuit board, with at least one electrical component. The first printed circuit board can be connected to an electrical component at the frame via a second printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thoas, Peter P Tong
  • Patent number: 10295778
    Abstract: A fisheye lens filter for a fisheye lens includes an optically clean dome sized to fit over the fisheye lens. The dome includes in some embodiments a coating layer(s) to filter out light as desired for use in recording an image. The fisheye lens filter provides an unobstructed field of view in front of fisheye lenses preventing optical aberrations such as vignetting while providing filtering effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Tadashi Yamaoda
  • Patent number: 10254512
    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 can have negative refractive power, 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 imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang