Patents Examined by Sharrief I Broome
  • Patent number: 11460686
    Abstract: Provided is a prism device applied to a periscope lens module. The prism device includes: a bearing frame; a supporting-restoring assembly; a prism; and shape memory alloy wires configured to drive the supporting-restoring assembly and the prism to rotate relative to the bearing frame. Two opposite sides of the bearing frame are each provided with limiting grooves, two opposite sides of the supporting-restoring assembly are each provided with limiting arms inserted into the limiting grooves in one-to-one correspondence; and each limiting arm and a corresponding limiting groove form a clearance fit in such a manner that the limiting arm is movable in the limiting groove. In the present invention, two opposite sides of the bearing frame are provided with limiting grooves, and limiting arms on the supporting-restoring assembly are inserted into the limiting grooves, thereby preventing the supporting-restoring assembly from escaping from the bearing frame during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Linzhen Li, Jiliang Lu, Gang Li, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11454792
    Abstract: A light microscope comprises: a structuring optical unit comprising a waveguide chip for providing a structured illumination; an input selection device for variably directing light to one of several inputs of the waveguide chip; the waveguide chip further comprising a light guide path following each of the inputs; each light guide path divides into several path divisions; and each path division leads to one output of the wave-guide chip. The outputs of the waveguide chip can be arranged at a pupil plane of the light microscope, and an exit direction of light from the outputs is transverse to a plane defined by the waveguide chip. A method for providing structured illumination light using the light microscope is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, LioniX International B.V.
    Inventors: Gerhard Krampert, Kai Wicker, Ralf Netz, Ronald Dekker, Edwin Jan Klein, Douwe Harmen Geuzebroek
  • Patent number: 11454800
    Abstract: An optical device and a method for high-resolution image transfer are provided. The optical device includes an image-guiding element having a distal end and a proximal end, an inverting reflection prism having an entry face and an exit face, and a display element. The image-guiding element directs light beams into the inverting reflection prism, and after having passed therethrough they are directed to the display element, the image-guiding element being mounted for non-stop rotation over more than 360°. The light entry face and the light exit face of the image-guiding element define an angle ? to one another which is between 5° and 175°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventor: Stefan Weiser
  • Patent number: 11442291
    Abstract: A contact lens according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a lens section attachable to an eyeball, and one or a plurality of structure portions provided in the lens section and intended to accumulate tears. This makes it possible to, for example, measure an absorption spectrum of the tears, by emitting light toward the tears accumulated in the one or plurality of structure portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 11426071
    Abstract: An eye-imaging apparatus and system is described including arrayed optical fibers having a high numerical aperture and circular fiber array ends arranged at skewed angles relative to the optical axis of the imaging path. Circular fiber array ends are arranged to emit the illumination light into an eye at a skewed angle and a light intensity distribution converter along the illumination path to convert a bell-shaped distribution into a top-hat distribution. As a result, illumination uniformity on the retina of the eye is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Natus Medical Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Willem Crone, John Allison
  • Patent number: 11428926
    Abstract: An image projection device includes: a light source that emits a laser beam; a control unit that generates an image light beam, and controls emission of the image light beam; a scan unit that scans the image light beam to convert it into scan light; a first light converging unit that is disposed before a user's eye, converges the scan light at a first convergence point near a pupil, and then irradiates the retina with the scan light to project the image on the retina; and a second light converging unit that converges the scan light at a second convergence point before the first light converging unit, and then irradiates the first light converging unit with the scan light; wherein a scan angle of the scan light is substantially the same size as a convergence angle at which the scan light converges to the first convergence point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: QD LASER, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Suzuki, Megumi Yamamoto, Seiji Morino, Chizuru Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11428921
    Abstract: Provided is a prism device applied to a periscope lens module. The prism device includes: a bearing frame; an elastic member including first and second elastic frames; a driving member; a supporting member including a relying portion and rotatably mounted to the bearing frame through the elastic member; and a prism. The driving member drives the supporting member and the prism to rotate relative to the bearing frame. The first and second elastic frames include a first clamping portion and a second clamping portion, respectively, and the first clamping portion and the second clamping portion clamp the relying portion from two opposite sides thereof in such a manner that the supporting member is rotatable about the relying portion. Therefore, when the driving member is driven by the driving member, the prism can be driven to rotate relative to the bearing frame, thereby automatically correcting an angle of the prism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Linzhen Li, Jiliang Lu, Gang Li, Jin Zhang
  • Patent number: 11428960
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating fully custom products from scratch without exclusive use of off-the-shelf or pre-specified components. A system for creating custom products includes a computer communicatively coupled with an image capture device and configured to construct an anatomic model of the user based on captured image data and/or measurement data. The computer provides a configurable product model and enables preview and automatic or user-guided customization of the product model. A display is communicatively coupled with the computer and displays the custom product model superimposed on the anatomic model or image data of the user. The computer is further configured to provide the customized product model to a manufacturer for manufacturing eyewear for the user in accordance with the customized product model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BESPOKE, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Fonte, Eric J. Varady
  • Patent number: 11402616
    Abstract: A changing system for a microscope includes multiple afocal enlargement changing modules of different enlargement levels that are optionally introducible into an infinite beam path running along an optical axis of the microscope. Each of the enlargement changing modules contain a light deflection system. The light deflection systems are designed to adjust the path length of the infinite beam path passing through the respective enlargement changing module in such a way that all of the enlargement changing modules, regardless of the different enlargement levels of the enlargement changing modules, map an exit pupil of a lens of the microscope onto the same location along the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Schumann
  • Patent number: 11397334
    Abstract: A pair of goggles with a lens assembly, a goggle frame, and at least one lens retention shelf is disclosed. The lens assembly includes a lens with a projection extending from the assembly. The goggle frame is made of a first material and has a frame aperture sized large enough to receive the projection from the lens assembly through it. The lens retention shelf is made of a second material harder than the first material and is disposed behind the frame. The first lens retention shelf includes a projection connector corresponding to the projection, the projection connector is aligned with the frame aperture and sized to receive and engage the projection with the goggle frame interposed between the lens retention shelf and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BELL SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Ximena Prugue, Michael J. Musal
  • Patent number: 11391946
    Abstract: A head up display arrangement for a motor vehicle includes a head up display module having a picture generation unit emitting a light field. A polarizing device is rotatable between at least a first rotational position and a second rotational position. The polarizing device receives the light field from the picture generation unit and emits the light field regardless of whether the polarizing device is in the first rotational position or the second rotational position. More of the light is emitted by the polarizer in a P-polarization state in the second rotational position than in the first rotational position. A windshield reflects the light field from the polarizing device such that the reflected light field is visible to a human driver of the motor vehicle as a virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Edo Omanovic, Patrick O'Connell
  • Patent number: 11385449
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a galvanometer scanner, and the galvanometer scanner includes a mirror mounting shaft having a portion inserted into a shaft insertion opening of a housing which includes the shaft insertion opening on one surface thereof and has contents contained therein; and a mirror mounted at the mirror mounting shaft and positioned inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Chul Hong Kim, Jin Young Kim, Jong Beom Kim, Jin Woo Baik
  • Patent number: 11378774
    Abstract: A lens control apparatus includes a control unit that controls a position of a zoom lens and a position of a focus lens, a storage unit that stores cam tracks, an object distance acquisition unit that acquires an object distance, and a target position acquisition unit that acquires information of a first track corresponding to the object distance acquired by the object distance acquisition unit before movement of the zoom lens and a second track corresponding to an object distance longer than that of the first track, and the target position of the focus lens so as to move a focal position of an imaging optical system including the zoom lens and the focus lens based on the first track and the second track when zoom magnification of the imaging optical system including the zoom lens and the focus lens is increased by the movement of the zoom lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shunsuke Chino
  • Patent number: 11375890
    Abstract: Systems and methods for continuous objective assessment are discussed herein. The systems and methods may comprise sensor(s), a processor, a clock, data storage, and a power source. The sensor(s) may continuously monitor viewing distances, light exposure, or the like, and the system may log corresponding time and/or duration information. Also provided herein are methods of treating, preventing, and/or diagnosing vision impairment risk. These systems and methods may provide warns, such as when detecting the viewing of materials too closely (e.g. ?30 cm), near to near intermediate viewing (e.g. ?70 cm) exceeding a predetermined time (e.g. ?20 min.) without a break, and/or not getting enough outdoor light exposure (e.g. at least 75 minutes of exposure at >1000 lux) for the day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: University of Houston System
    Inventor: Lisa Ostrin
  • Patent number: 11378787
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes an optical system including a front lens group having a positive refractive power and configured to move to an object side during focusing from infinity to a close-distance object, and a rear lens group arranged on an image side of the front lens group and configured to be immovable during focusing, a motor configured to move the front lens group, and a holding member including a flange portion, on the object side, extending in a direction orthogonal to an optical axis of the optical system and configured to hold at least part of the rear lens group, wherein the motor includes a coil, a casing housing the coil, and a shaft portion extending from the casing in an optical-axis direction of the optical system, and arranged at a position at which an end surface on the image side of the casing is on the object side with respect to the flange portion in the optical-axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuichi Kosaka, Shinsuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11378792
    Abstract: The optical system for a microscope includes an illumination lens group G11 and an objective optical system. The objective optical system has an objective lens group G12, a first image forming lens group G13, and a second image forming lens group G14, which are disposed in this order from the object side, and satisfies the following conditional expressions. NAL×2?NAO?NAL×15 . . . (1); 0.01?NAL?0.1 . . . (2); and 25?MO?100 . . . (3), where NAL denotes the numerical aperture of the illumination lens group G11, NAO denotes the numerical aperture of the objective lens group G12, and MO denotes the image-formation magnification of the objective lens group G12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: MIL-KIN INC.
    Inventors: Kiyofumi Kano, Hirofumi Tsuchida, Kazuo Kajitani
  • Patent number: 11378767
    Abstract: A lens adjusting mechanism includes a light-valve case, a lens case, one fastener, and a leaf spring assembly. The light-valve case has an emitting opening and a first opening edge, disposed on the peripheral portion of the emitting opening. The lens case has a light-path entrance and a light-path exit. The lens case also has a second opening edge. The second opening edge is disposed on the peripheral portion of the light-path entrance. The fastener is connected between the first opening edge and the second opening edge. The leaf spring assembly has at least one leaf contact. The leaf spring assembly is disposed between the first opening edge and the second opening edge. The leaf contact contacts the first opening edge or the second opening edge. The fastener is used to adjust the distance between the first opening edge and the second opening edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Young Optics Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Chang, Chia-Chang Lee
  • Patent number: 11372193
    Abstract: An improved focusing mechanism that integrates magnetic measurement of a position sensor magnet on a focus adjustor wherein the focus position is based on capturing a focus mechanism's position with use of the position sensor magnet and 3D magnetometer and storing that captured position in memory thus allowing users to setup and save a focus mechanism's position facilitating the quick re-focusing on previously saved positions is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Meopta U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Libor Dockal, Karel Navratil, Radek Libicher, Vladimir Skricil
  • Patent number: 11372266
    Abstract: The multi-focal eyewear is a set of eyeglasses. The multi-focal eyewear is a prescription medical device used to correct and improve the vision of a patient. The multi-focal eyewear comprises an eyeglasses frame, a dexter lens, and a sinister lens. The dexter lens and the sinister lens mount in the eyeglasses frame. The dexter lens corrects the vision in the dexter eye of the patient. The sinister lens corrects the vision in the sinister eye of the patient. The dexter lens is a multi-focal lens. The sinister lens is a multi-focal lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: John Perryman
  • Patent number: 11360291
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, 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, the second and the third lens elements all have refractive power. The fourth lens element with refractive power has both surfaces being aspheric. The fifth lens element with refractive power has both surfaces being aspheric. The sixth lens element with refractive power has an image-side surface having at least one convex shape at a peripheral region thereof and both surfaces being aspheric. The seventh lens element with refractive power has an image-side surface having at least one convex shape at a peripheral region thereof, wherein both surfaces being aspheric, and at least one surface has at least one inflection point thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsung-Han Tsai, Hsin-Hsuan Huang