Patents Examined by Robert E Tallman
  • Patent number: 10845521
    Abstract: A polarizer according to the patent invention is configured to contain boric acid and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, to have a thickness of 10 ?m or less, and to have an optical property satisfying the condition represented by the expression: P>?(100.929T-42.4?1)×100 (when T<42.3) or P?99.9 (when T?42.3), wherein T represents the single-body transmittance and P represents the polarization degree. In addition, a boric acid content (a) measured from one side of the polarizer, the one side to be provided with the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, is less than a boric acid content (b) measured from the other side. The polarizer according to the patent invention can reduce defects due to through cracks and nano-slits even when the polarizer has predetermined optical properties and a thickness of 10 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori Ueno, Satoshi Mita, Jingfan Xu, Yusuke Motegi, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10842372
    Abstract: A method of determining tear film lipid layer thickness. The method includes the steps of measuring a tear film aqueous plus lipid layer relative reflectance spectrum using a wavelength-dependent optical interferometer; converting the measured tear film aqueous plus lipid layer relative reflectance spectrum to a calculated absolute reflectance spectrum; and comparing the calculated absolute reflectance spectrum to a theoretical absolute lipid reflectance spectrum to determine a tear film lipid layer thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Huth, Denise Tran
  • Patent number: 10845758
    Abstract: The present invention suggests a holographic optical element which forms a pattern according to a transmissive hologram recording method based on a multi-diverging object beam and a reference beam, a method for generating the same, and a screen device including the holographic optical element. The holographic optical element according to the present invention includes a base film and a pattern which is formed on the base film by using a transmissive hologram recording method based on a multi-diverging object beam and a reference beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KWANGWOON UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COLLABORATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Eun Soo Kim, Yong Seok Hwang
  • Patent number: 10838171
    Abstract: An anamorphic lens includes a cylindrical lens group arranged in a direction from an object side to an image side. The cylindrical lens group includes an anamorphic group and together form an imaging group. The anamorphic group includes a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens arranged in a direction of an object side to an image side. The second lens and the third lens may be joined together and the first lens may be a negative optical power biconcave cylindrical lens. Through the optical characteristics of the cylindrical lens in the anamorphic group, the entering horizontal light is compressed while the vertical light path maintains unchanged. The imaging group comprehensively corrects the light so that the horizontal field of view angle is increased by about 33% to achieve a magnification by 1.33 times for an anamorphic shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong Sirui Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Li, Wei Wu, Wulin Li
  • Patent number: 10836317
    Abstract: An on-vehicle image pickup device is mountable to a housing provided with a through-hole. This on-vehicle image pickup device includes a main member securable to an interior of the housing, a lens disposed at one end of the main member, and a seal member formed of an elastic body and including a rib. The rib surrounds the lens in plan view as viewed along an optical axis direction of the lens, and an end portion of the rib that faces in an opposite direction to the optical axis direction has a shape that matches a curved surface shape of a circumferential edge of the through-hole of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinsheng Wang, Toshihisa Suzuki, Masakazu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10838362
    Abstract: A system for making a holographic medium includes a light source configured to provide light, and a beam splitter configured to separate the light into a first portion of the light and a second portion of the light that is spatially separated from the first portion of the light. The system also includes a first set of optical elements configured to transmit the first portion of the light for providing a first wide-field beam onto an optically recordable medium, a second set of optical elements configured to transmit the second portion of the light for providing a second wide-field beam, and a plurality of prisms optically coupled with the second set of optical elements and configured to receive the second wide-field beam and project a plurality of separate light patterns onto the optically recordable medium for forming the holographic medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ganghun Kim, Andrew Maimone, Alexander Jobe Fix, Robert Dale Cavin, Hee Yoon Lee, Matthieu Charles Raoul Leibovici, Brian Wheelwright, Douglas Robert Lanman
  • Patent number: 10836316
    Abstract: An interior mirror base arrangement for a motor vehicle has a base for an interior mirror which can be permanently fastened to a windshield of the motor vehicle adjacent to a roof liner, a cover element which is movably mounted on the base, and a fastener, by which the cover element can be fastened to the roof liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Peter Asang
  • Patent number: 10831002
    Abstract: A large aperture anamorphic lens includes a cylindrical lens group arranged in a direction from an object side to an image side. The cylindrical lens group includes a anamorphic group and together form an imaging group. The anamorphic group includes a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens arranged in a direction of an object side to an image side. The first lens and the second lens may be a negative optical power cylindrical lens, and the third lens may be a positive optical power cylindrical lens. Through the optical characteristics of the cylindrical lens in the anamorphic group, the entering horizontal light is compressed while the vertical light path maintains unchanged. The imaging group comprehensively corrects the light so that the horizontal field of view angle is increased by about 33% to achieve a magnification by 1.33 times for an anamorphic shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong Sirui Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Li, Wei Wu, Wulin Li
  • Patent number: 10831155
    Abstract: Variable digital optical images may be fabricated using generic optical matrices. A generic optical matrix may have pixels corresponding to color and subpixels corresponding to noncolor effects. The pixels may include first pixels corresponding to a first color and second pixels corresponding to a second color. The subpixels may include first subpixels corresponding to a first noncolor effect and second subpixels corresponding to a second noncolor effect. Individual ones of the pixels and/or subpixels of the generic optical matrix may be obliterated according to a negative while remaining pixels and/or subpixels may be preserved. The remaining pixels and/or subpixels may form an optical image corresponding to a base image. The optical image may be colored based on the remaining pixels. The optical image may exhibit noncolor effects corresponding to the remaining subpixels. The optical image may comprise a hologram or a stereo image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NANOGRAFIX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daniel Lieberman, Or Lieberman, Rami Lieberman
  • Patent number: 10823885
    Abstract: An optical coating structure applied to the surface of an object having scattering structures introduced to the basal, upper or middle layers of a multilayer reflector to cause a particular (calculated) degree of scattering, or to the surface of a black/colour pigmented object. The scattering structures are mainly sub-micron in size, and arranged in a pseudo-random or non-periodic manner. Consequently they serve only to broaden the angular range of the light reflected at the surface normal from a multilayer reflector, or to provide (actual and/or perceived) reduced reflectivity of a surface by deflecting incident light through the surface rather than away from it or by scattering otherwise beam-like (narrow-angle) reflections from a surface into a broad-angle reflection. The scattering structures can include profile elements, which are in the form of elongate bars having convexly curved sides or hemispherical rods, that are introduced to a basal layer of a multilayer reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew Richard Parker
  • Patent number: 10816868
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an active molecule delivery system comprising a plurality of microcells wherein each of the microcells has a bottom, the panel has a first area and a second area, and the microcells in the first area have substantially the same bottom thickness and the microcells in the second area have added bottom thicknesses. Such a panel is useful for many applications, such drug administrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: E INK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Yih-Ming Kang, Donald A. Schultz, Lei Liu, Renfu Cheng, Lin Shao, Hui Du, Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 10809517
    Abstract: An imaging telescope including a first mirror configured to receive electromagnetic radiation having a first polarization state and to reflect electromagnetic radiation having a second polarization state, the first mirror including a multi-layer dielectric (MLD) coating configured to convert the first polarization state to the second polarization state, and a plurality of reflecting configured to receive the electromagnetic radiation having the second polarization state reflected from the first mirror and to reflect and focus the electromagnetic radiation having the second polarization state onto an image plane of the imaging telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Tim P. Johnson, Eric C. Fest
  • Patent number: 10795411
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight Duston
  • Patent number: 10795138
    Abstract: A fluorescence microscope instrument includes a light source; an objective focusing light from the light source into a sample and collecting fluorescence light emitted out of the sample; a detector detecting the fluorescence light; and a beam path separator arranged in a first beam path between the light source and the objective and in a second beam path between the objective and the detector. Wavelengths of the light to be directed to the sample and of the fluorescence light to be detected by the detector fall into an extended range of wavelengths. The beam path separator separates the two beam paths in that it is transferable between being transparent for any wavelength of the range of wavelengths and coming along the first beam path, and a second state in which it is transparent for any wavelength of the range of wavelengths and coming along the second beam path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM
    Inventor: Johann Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 10795181
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention are directed to therapeutic intervention in patients with eye-length-related disorders to prevent, ameliorate, or reverse the effects of the eye-length-related disorders. Embodiments of the present invention include methods for early recognition of patients with eye-length-related disorders, therapeutic methods for inhibiting further degradation of vision in patients with eye-length-related disorders, reversing, when possible, eye-length-related disorders, and preventing eye-length-related disorders. Additional embodiments of the present invention are directed to particular devices used in therapeutic intervention in patients with eye-length-related disorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Neitz, Maureen Neitz
  • Patent number: 10795134
    Abstract: An optical lens assembly includes five lens elements and provides a TTL/EFL<1.0. In an embodiment, the focal length of the first lens element f1<TTL/2, an air gap between first and second lens elements is smaller than half the second lens element thickness, an air gap between the third and fourth lens elements is greater than TTL/5 and an air gap between the fourth and fifth lens elements is smaller than about 1.5 times the fifth lens element thickness. All lens elements may be aspheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Dror, Ephraim Goldenberg, Gal Shabtay
  • Patent number: 10795161
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for the design and use of image guides with a retro-reflector and beam splitter are disclosed. In one example, an apparatus includes: a first image guide situated to propagate a ray bundle so that a first portion exits the image guide output at a first portion angle and a second portion exits the output at a second portion angle opposite the first portion angle, a retro-reflector situated to reflect the respective ray bundle portions along their respective propagation paths incident onto the retro-reflector; a beam splitter situated to receive the reflected ray bundle portions from the retro-reflector, and a second image guide situated to receive the first and second ray bundle portions reflected from the beam splitter plane. In some examples, the retro-reflector is a micro retro-reflector array. In some examples, the retro-reflector is a pseudo-phase conjugate or phase conjugate mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona
    Inventors: Yuzuru Takashima, Alex J. Erstad
  • Patent number: 10782538
    Abstract: A lens driving device is provided, including a base, a holder, a first driving mechanism disposed on the first side of the base, a second driving mechanism disposed on the second side of the base opposite the first side, and a conductive member disposed on the base. The holder is configured to sustain a lens. The first driving mechanism is configured to force the holder to move along the optical axis of the lens. The second driving mechanism includes a circuit board assembly and a shape memory alloy (SMA) wire assembly configured to force the base to move in the plane perpendicular to the optical axis. The conductive member and the circuit board assembly are connected at an electrical connection point, and the SMA wire assembly is closer to the light-incident end of the lens with respect to the electrical connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Chi Kuo
  • Patent number: 10775679
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coherent optical transistor device including: first and second coherent optical laser beams from a laser source; wherein the first beam has a relatively higher power/energy than the second beam of at least 2:1; and a permanent sub-wavelength structure in a unitary section into which the first and second beams enter, which permanently modifies a refractive index in both transverse and longitudinal directions; wherein every transverse spatial grating Fourier component in the sub-wavelength structure is phase-shifted by 90 degrees (pi/2) from each of corresponding Fourier components of a spatial interference of the first and second optical beams; and a refractive index profile in the unitary structure in the longitudinal direction is permanently modified, leading to a complete transfer of energy from the first to the second optical beam, resulting in a gain mechanism that results in an amplified signal beam and an inverted signal beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventor: Michael A. Krainak
  • Patent number: 10775666
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present inventive concept provides a display device including: a light unit configured to emit blue light; a color conversion panel disposed on the light unit; and a display panel disposed between the light unit and the color conversion panel to include a transistor. The color conversion panel includes: a substrate; a color conversion layer disposed between the substrate and the display panel to include a semiconductor nanocrystal; a transmission layer disposed between the substrate and the display panel; and a polarization layer disposed between the color conversion layer and the display panel and between the transmission layer and the display panel, and the display panel includes a blue light blocking film which overlaps the transistor, while the blue light blocking film includes a red color filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jang-Il Kim, Yeo Geon Yoon, Keun Woo Park, Su Wan Woo, Kee-Bum Park, Do Yeong Park