Patents Examined by Tuyen Tra
  • Patent number: 9835880
    Abstract: A circuit that may include a circuit network and a transmission line coupled to the circuit network. The circuit network may include an electro-optic modulator and various inductors. The electro-optic modulator may be a capacitive load having a predetermined capacitance. The circuit may further include a resistor coupled to the circuit network. The resistor may have a resistance value configured to produce a first impedance with the circuit network. The first impedance may be configured to match substantially with a second impedance in the transmission line. The circuit may further include an electric driver couple to the transmission line. The electric driver may be configured for transmitting a driving voltage to the electro-optic modulator. The driving voltage may be configured to generate a predetermined voltage swing across the electro-optic modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Pelekhaty, Michael Y. Frankel
  • Patent number: 9827066
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing an ophthalmic surgical procedure include pulsed illumination of target tissue. The systems may include an illumination instrument arranged to illuminate tissue at a surgical site during the ophthalmic surgical procedure. A light source provides illumination to the illumination instrument for emission from the illumination instrument toward the surgical site. A controller communicates with the light source and activates the light source to provide illumination pulses at a frequency above the flickering perception in humans and with enough light for cameral exposure and human light perception. The light source pulses to minimize phototoxicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventor: Niels Alexander Abt
  • Patent number: 9829725
    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: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Peter Cazalet, Livius Chebeleu, Michael Kubba
  • Patent number: 9823535
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a thin film is provided. The method includes providing a plurality of crystalline hexagonal tungsten trioxide particles, size-reducing the crystalline hexagonal tungsten trioxide particles by grinding to produce crystalline hexagonal tungsten trioxide nanostructures, and coating the crystalline hexagonal tungsten trioxide nanostructures onto a substrate to produce a thin film. An electrochromic multi-layer stack is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Roudebush, Lina Zhu, Daniel Giaquinta, Hugues Duncan, Howard Turner
  • Patent number: 9818030
    Abstract: An ophthalmic device capable of obtaining B-scan graphical images at high speed while eliminating positional displacement due to movement of a subject eye. The device includes: anterior eye image obtaining means configured to obtain an image of an anterior eye of a subject eye; eye fundus image obtaining means configured to obtain an image of an eye fundus of the subject eye; and control means configured to detect a moving distance of the subject eye in the anterior eye image using means configured to calculate correlation between a moving distance of the subject eye in the anterior eye image and a moving distance in the eye fundus image, and to control a position for imaging of the eye fundus image based on the detected moving distance of the subject eye and the calculated correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Tomey Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyori Aoki, Tsutomu Ohmori, Naoko Hara, Chihiro Kato
  • Patent number: 9810963
    Abstract: The disclosure provides, in part a seal system for sealing a film. The disclosure further provides, in part, a sealed film comprising a first and a second substrate; a first and a second electrode disposed on the surface of at least one of the substrates; a switching material disposed between the first and second substrates; a first seal and a second seal; the first seal disposed along an edge of the switching material, separating the switching material from the second seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Switch Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon James Gauthier, Andrew Koutsandreas, Duhane Lam, Jonathan Ross Sargent, Peter Alexander Von Hahn
  • Patent number: 9808153
    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: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Nozato
  • Patent number: 9804391
    Abstract: An image display device includes a transparent plate which may be disposed in an inclined manner with respect to a display section of a portable terminal provided with the display section. A display displayed on the display section may be reflected on the transparent plate. A space behind the transparent plate may be viewed through the transparent plate and, at the same time, an image on the display section of the portable terminal may also be viewed while being reflected on the transparent plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BANDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyuma Mihara
  • Patent number: 9798213
    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: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Kubo, Kazuya Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9791701
    Abstract: A display device comprising a first image display device comprising a light guide plate, a dimmer, and a light control device. The light control device is configured to identify a start time of change in quantity of light received by the display device, and control transmissivity of the dimmer based on quantity of light received by the display device, after a predetermined amount of time after the start time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Ato, Akio Machida
  • Patent number: 9782064
    Abstract: In order to take advantage of the real time nature of intra-operative refraction or wavefront aberrometry, and visually make the history of the measurements apparent to a surgeon, a histogram of frequency vs IOL results calculated from an IOL formula is computed and IOL suggestions being accumulated are displayed in a histogram. One embodiment is a means to present to a surgeon a histogram of intra-operative refractions. Another embodiment is to automatically and intra-operatively detect the aphakic phase of a cataract surgery to display a histogram of a recommended IOL power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Clarity Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Linder, Yan Zhou, Bradford Chew
  • Patent number: 9778533
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a window construction, particularly to be used in a train, vehicle, car, helicopter, aircraft or building, which comprises a laminated window glazing having electrically switchable layer means arranged in a laminate, and controlling means being coupled to the switchable layer means for controlling the sunlight transparency of the switchable layer means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ISOCLIMA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alberto Bertolini
  • Patent number: 9776569
    Abstract: A mirror reflective element assembly for an exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a reflective element and a heater pad. The heater pad includes a heater pad substrate having a plurality of electrically conductive traces established thereat. The heater pad substrate is disposed at a rear surface of the reflective element. The electrically conductive traces may include (i) a heating trace that, (ii) first and second electro-optic control traces and/or (iii) accessory control traces. The electrically conductive traces terminate at a connector region of the heater pad substrate. An electrical connector is established at the connector region and has terminals electrically conductively connected at respective terminals of the electrically conductive traces. The electrical connector is formed as part of a back plate of the mirror reflective element assembly and is configured to electrically connect to a single wiring harness of the exterior rearview mirror assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Craig Kendall
  • Patent number: 9778536
    Abstract: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut to size, the release sheet removed and the laminate laminated to a backplane to form a display. Methods for providing conductive vias through the electro-optic medium and for testing the front plane laminate are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. LeCain, Ara N. Knaian, Steven J. O'Neil, Gregg M. Duthaler, Guy M. Danner, Robert W. Zehner, Alberto Goenaga, Benjamin Max Davis, Randolph W. Chan, Jonathan D. Albert, Glen Crossley
  • Patent number: 9778531
    Abstract: An electrochromic device (1) comprises an electrochromic layered structure (10) having a first substrate sheet (21), a second substrate sheet (22), a first (23) and a second (24) electron conducting layer at least partially covering a respective substrate sheet, an electrochromic layer (25) and a counter electrode layer (26) at least partially covering a respective electron conducting layer and an electrolyte layer (30) laminated between and at least partially covering the first electrochromic layer and the counter electrode layer. The electrochromic layered structure also has an area (51, 52) in which the electrochromic layer or the counter electrode layer is not covered by the electrolyte layer. An electrode (41, 42) is soldered to the respective electron conducting layer through the electrochromic layer or the counter electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CHROMOGENICS AB
    Inventors: Greger Gregard, Richard Karmhag
  • Patent number: 9766528
    Abstract: An electrochromic device includes a first flexible or rigid plastic substrate including a front surface, and a rear surface, wherein the rear surface comprises a first conductive material; and the front surface, the rear surface, or both the front surface and the rear surface of the first substrate comprises a gas diffusion barrier; and a second flexible or rigid plastic substrate including a front surface, and a rear surface, wherein the front surface comprises a second conductive material, wherein the first substrate is joined to the second substrate by a sealing member, where the rear surface of the first substrate and the front surface of the second substrate with the sealing member define a chamber therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leroy J. Kloeppner, William L. Tonar, Gary J. Dozeman, Kelvin L. Baumann, Mario F. Saenger Nayver, Zachary J. Petroelje, Garret DeNolf
  • Patent number: 9759906
    Abstract: Structures for representing images comprise a plurality of tile elements which, when illuminated by a light source, each direct an amount of light toward an observer at a viewing location dependent on their orientation angles. The orientation angles of each tile element may be selected based on a characteristic of a corresponding pixel of an image, such that the observer sees a representation of that image created by the varying amount of light directed to the viewing location by the tile elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: QUIN MEDIA ARTS AND SCIENCES INC.
    Inventor: Roderick Thomas Quin
  • Patent number: 9759980
    Abstract: The present invention provides a realistic solution for a highlight or multicolor display device which can display high quality color states. More specifically, an electrophoretic fluid is provided which comprises four types of particles, having different levels of size, threshold voltage or charge intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EINK CALIFORNIA, LLC
    Inventors: Hui Du, HongMei Zang
  • Patent number: 9759975
    Abstract: Conventional electrochromic devices frequently suffer from poor reliability and poor performance. Improvements are made using entirely solid and inorganic materials. Electrochromic devices are fabricated by forming an ion conducting electronically-insulating interfacial region that serves as an IC layer. In some methods, the interfacial region is formed after formation of an electrochromic and a counter electrode layer. The interfacial region contains an ion conducting electronically-insulating material along with components of the electrochromic and/or the counter electrode layer. Materials and microstructure of the electrochromic devices provide improvements in performance and reliability over conventional devices. In various embodiments, a counter electrode is fabricated to include a base anodically coloring material and one or more additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongchun Wang, Anshu A. Pradhan, Robert T. Rozbicki
  • Patent number: 9746740
    Abstract: The brightness of a TIR-based display is enhanced with a registered reflective element by recycling and reflecting light that passes through the dark pupil region of each hemi-spherical protrusion in the hemi-spherical surface back to the viewer. A method to fabricate a brightness enhanced TIR display comprising an apertured membrane with a thin conductive reflective metal layer facing and registered with the pupils of the hemi-spherical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ClearINK Displays, Inc.
    Inventor: Lorne A. Whitehead