Patents Examined by Tuyen Tra
  • Patent number: 10416479
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a head mountable apparatus including two rims, where an inner top portion of each rim comprises a rim cavity, where each rim cavity comprises a first section and a second section, where a depth of the first section extends from an edge of the respective rim cavity to a first depth, where a depth of the second section extends from the first depth to a bottom of the respective rim cavity, where the first section is operable to secure a lens, and where the second section is part of a wire channel that is operable to secure one or more wires; and a nose bridge connecting the two rims, where a back of the nose bridge comprises a bridge cavity that connects between the second section of each rim cavity, and where the bridge cavity is part of the wire channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Peter Cazalet, Livius Chebeleu, Michael Kubba
  • Patent number: 10413172
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assessing the visual acuity of person using a computerized consumer device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: 1-800 CONTACTS, INC.
    Inventors: Brent Jensen, Tighe Racicot, Chad Allen, Scott Stromberg, Dustin Hurst, Rico Lujan
  • Patent number: 10409132
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to receive input from a sensor of a vehicle, analyze the received input to determine a mood of a passenger of the vehicle, determine, according to the determined mood of the passenger, whether a color of a chromatic material in the vehicle should be changed, and control the chromatic material in the vehicle to change colors when the color of the chromatic material should change based on the determined mood of the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Shunguo Yan
  • Patent number: 10401598
    Abstract: A lens attachment module is configured for coupling with a zoom module of a finite conjugate optical assembly. The lens attachment module includes a lens assembly that has a positive focal length, and exhibits a pupil size of between 16 and 25 mm and a pupil depth greater than 50 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Navitar, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Byler
  • Patent number: 10401791
    Abstract: In one aspect, each pixel of a holographic display screen emits light in a narrow angle, and micro-mirrors control the angle in which the light is emitted. The light that is emitted is modulated so that the image for the left eye is emitted when the pixel is pointed by means of its micro mirror at a viewer's left eye and light for the image for the right eye is emitted when the pixel is pointed at the viewer's right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, True Xiong, Blaine Morgan
  • Patent number: 10383514
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic imaging apparatus acquires a plurality of types of images of an eye including a confocal image and a non-confocal image of the eye. The ophthalmologic imaging apparatus includes a deciding unit configured to decide conditions relating to acquisition of the plurality of types of images, for each type of the plurality of types of images, and a control unit configured to control the ophthalmologic imaging apparatus to acquire at lest one of the plurality of types of images, in accordance with the decided conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10386654
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens incorporating an array of microlenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Vision Ease, LP
    Inventors: Michael Marshall, José A. Orozco Rodriguez, Richard Blacker
  • Patent number: 10386599
    Abstract: Present embodiments provide for ocular optical systems. An ocular optical system for imaging of imaging rays entering an eye of an observer via the ocular optical system and a pupil of the eye of the observer from a display screen, may comprise four lens elements positioned sequentially from an eye side to a display side. By controlling the refracting power and the surface shape of the lens elements and designing parameters satisfying at least one inequality, the ocular optical system may exhibit better optical characteristics and the half apparent field of view of the ocular optical system may be broadened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Bone, Maozong Lin, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 10379377
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include an eyewear body, onboard electronic components, and a core wire. The eyewear body can be configured for wearing by a user to hold one or more optical elements mounted on the eyewear body within a field of view of the user. The onboard electronic components can be carried by the eyewear body and can comprise a heat source that generates heat during electrically powered operation thereof. The core wire can be disposed within the body to form part of a structural framework for at least part of the eyewear body. The core wire can be thermally coupled to the heat source to provide a heat sink for the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Ashwood
  • Patent number: 10368739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an eye examination apparatus comprising an illuminator adapted to project a light beam to illuminate the retina of an eye; an image sensor adapted to receive light reflected by the retina and to acquire images of the retina; scanning means adapted to perform optical scans of the retina moving the light beam projected on the retina along a scanning direction; separation means of the light beams adapted to separate the projected light from the light reflected by the retina and directed toward said image sensor; and a control unit to control the operation of said scanning apparatus. During the operation of said apparatus, in order to acquire each single image of a region of the retina to be framed, said image sensor integrates light reflected by the retina during at least two complete optical scans of said region of the retina by said scanning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Centervue S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrei Plaian, Federico Manzan, Marco D'Aguanno
  • Patent number: 10359607
    Abstract: An image capturing lens assembly 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 first lens element with negative refractive power has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof. 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 and includes at least one convex critical point in an off-axis region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Che Hsueh, Chien-Hsun Wu, Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10357155
    Abstract: A method, controller, and medium to control an adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope. Receiving from the ophthalmoscope a plurality of wavefront elements. Each element may be associated with an area of a beam of light received from a fundus. Each element includes shape data. The shape data represents a shape of a wavefront in a area of the beam. Each element includes status data. The status data is a confidence indicator of ability of the shape data to represent the shape of the wavefront with a particular level of accuracy. Calculating control data based on the shape data in the wavefront data and local gain. The local gain includes local gain elements. Each local gain elements is adjusted based on status data. Using the control data to adjust a shape of an illumination wavefront of an illumination beam used to illuminate the fundus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Nozato
  • Patent number: 10353263
    Abstract: Provided is an electrochromic element, including: a first electrode and a second electrode, at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode being transparent; a third electrode; and an electrolyte, an anodic organic electrochromic material, and a cathodic organic electrochromic material that are arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode, in which the third electrode is electrically connectable to at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode via the electrolyte, and in which the third electrode has an effective area that is larger than an effective area of the first electrode and an effective area of the second electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Kubo, Kazuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10345621
    Abstract: Disclosed are powered or electronic ophthalmic devices or lenses which can have the ability to monitor and sense extreme gaze angle. Also disclosed is the use of extreme gaze angles to control the focal state of the lens as well as for augmenting, control of, or input to, other device parameters of the powered or electronic ophthalmic lens. Applicants have researched and determined what are believed to be acceptable ranges of both upward and downward extreme gaze angles which are not only measurably distinguishable from normally occurring gaze angles associated with everyday activities, but which are still achievable by the wearer if purposeful, as they are still within human eye movement capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Franklin, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10345491
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for forming energy filter layers or shutter components, including energy/light directing/scattering layers that are actively electrically switchable. The energy filters or shutter components are operable between at least a first mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the shutter components, appear substantially transparent when viewed from an energy/light incident side, and a second mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the energy filters or shutter components, appear opaque to the incident energy impinging on the energy incident side. The differing modes are selectable by electrically energizing, differentially energizing and/or de-energizing electric fields in a vicinity of the energy scattering layers, including electric fields generated between a pair of transparent electrodes sandwiching an energy scattering layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10343608
    Abstract: A rearview assembly having an electrochromic element. A front substrate defines a first surface and a second surface. A front side edge is disposed between the first surface and the second surface. A rear substrate is operably coupled with the front substrate and spaced a predetermined distance therefrom. The rear substrate defines a third surface and a fourth surface. A rear side edge is disposed between the third surface and the fourth surface. A perimeter of the rear substrate is larger than a perimeter of the front substrate, such that an outer portion of the third surface is exposed, thereby defining a peripheral step between the front side edge and the rear side edge. An electrochromic material is disposed between the front substrate and the rear substrate. A bezel is configured to extend around the rear substrate, over the outer portion of the third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric S. Lundy, William L. Tonar, Michael J. VanAst, Christopher J. Van Huis, Brian J. Barksdale, Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Joel A. Stray, Mark R. Roth
  • Patent number: 10345576
    Abstract: System and method utilizing a reconfigurable in real-time phase-modulating diffractive device (in a specific case—a 2D array of micro-mirror elements) in conjunction with another diffractive element (active or passive) to spatially steer a beam of polychromatic light such that light reaches the identified target without being substantially angularly dispersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Pierre Alexandre Blanche, Brittany Lynn
  • Patent number: 10345492
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for forming body structures including energy filters/shutter components, including energy/light directing/scattering layers that are actively electrically switchable. The filters or components are operable between at least a first mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the shutter components, appear substantially transparent when viewed from an energy/light incident side, and a second mode in which the layers, and thus the presentation of the energy filters or shutter components, appear opaque to the incident energy impinging on the energy incident side. The differing modes are selectable by electrically energizing, differentially energizing and/or de-energizing electric fields in a vicinity of the energy scattering layers, including electric fields generated between a pair of transparent electrodes sandwiching an energy scattering layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Clark D Boyd, Bradbury R Face, Jeffrey D Shepard
  • Patent number: 10330885
    Abstract: A lens retaining method for retaining a lens in a lens retaining frame includes: arranging the lens in the lens retaining frame such that a lens surface of the lens is brought into contact with a protrusion of the lens retaining frame that protrudes in a radial direction; filling, after the lens has been arranged, an adhesive into a space formed between the lens surface and the protrusion, the space being partitioned in an axial direction by the lens surface and the protrusion; and curing the adhesive after the adhesive has been filled into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takeshi Uehara
  • Patent number: 10324268
    Abstract: Autofocusing a camera while zooming may include zooming the lens to a first zoom position, measuring a first object distance from the camera to an object on which to focus, determining a first focus start position using the first object distance, performing a first autofocus using the first focus start position as a starting point, thereby determining a first focus position. A first lookup object distance may be determined based on the first determined focus position. A first correction factor may be calculated as a ratio between the first lookup object distance and the first object distance. The lens may be zoomed to a second zoom position, and a second focus position may be determined using a second object distance based on the first object distance and a second correction factor based on depths of field at the second and first zoom positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Johan Nystrom, Can Xu