Patents Examined by William R Alexander
  • Patent number: 10379378
    Abstract: Methods of designing at least one progressive ophthalmic lens for a user having a dominant eye and a non-dominant eye are provided. These methods include determining a first inset for a lens for the dominant eye, and determining a measurement of phoria of the user. The methods further include determining a second inset for a lens for the non-dominant eye depending on the first inset and on the measurement of phoria, and designing the lens for the non-dominant eye according to the second inset. Systems, computer systems and computer program products suitable for performing these design methods are also provided. Progressive ophthalmic lenses designed according to said design methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: OPTOMETRIC AIR LENS, S.L.
    Inventor: Joseba Gorrotxategi Salaberria
  • Patent number: 10379356
    Abstract: An auto-focus head-mounted display (HMD) dynamically generates aberration-adjusted images based on measured accommodation of user's eye(s). An aberration-adjusted image is an image distorted to correct aberrations that would otherwise occur at a retina of the user due to image light passing through optics of the HMD. The aberration-adjusted image corrects the aberrations of the HMD and “accounts” for the aberrations of the eye so that the resulting retinal image is free of optical aberrations due to the HMD but preserves correct eye optical aberrations that are correlated with a current accommodative state of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Aaron Nicholls, Marina Zannoli, Douglas Robert Lanman, Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 10379339
    Abstract: An electrowetting display device is presented. The device includes a top support plate including a top surface and a bottom surface. A viewing surface of the device is over the top surface of the top support plate. A bottom support plate is positioned opposite the top support plate. A plurality of pixel walls are formed over a bottom surface of the top support plate. The plurality of pixel walls are associated with an electrowetting pixel and define a portion of a volume containing at least a portion of a first fluid and a second fluid. A transparent pixel electrode is on the top support plate and a common electrode is over a top surface of the bottom support plate. The common electrode includes a transparent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Olivier Rainaut, Toru Sakai
  • Patent number: 10379388
    Abstract: A system to adjust light path length comprising a digital light path length modulator, the digital light path length modulator comprising a polarization modulator to receive polarized light and to modulate a polarization of some or all of the polarized light. The system further comprising an optical path length extender (OPLE) having an entry surface and an exit surface, to direct the light entering the OPLE with a first polarization through the entry surface and along a first light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, and to direct the light entering the OPLE with a second polarization through the entry surface and along a second light path through the OPLE to exit through the exit surface, the second light path through the OPLE having a light path length two or more times longer than the first light path length through the OPLE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Avegant Corp.
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Eash, Allan Thomas Evans, D. Scott Dewald, Andrew John Gross, Eamon Han O'Connor, Warren Cornelius Welch, III
  • Patent number: 10379316
    Abstract: The optical driver apparatus is detachably attachable to an optical apparatus. The optical apparatus includes a lens operation member operable manually, and a locking mechanism switchable between a locking state of restraining motion of the lens operation member and an unlocking state of releasing the restraint. The optical driver apparatus includes a driver operation member, an actuator configured to move the lens operation member, and a controller configured to control the actuator. The controller is configured to drive the actuator in response to an operation of the driver operation member when the locking mechanism is in the unlocking state and to control the actuator, when the locking mechanism is in the locking state, so as to provide one of a state of not driving the actuator in response to the operation of the driver operation member and a state of performing a warning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 10379330
    Abstract: It is possible to easily acquire an original image of a specimen that satisfies necessary conditions for generating a super-resolution image. The present invention provides a scanning microscope apparatus that includes an objective lens that irradiates a specimen with laser light emitted from a laser light source; a scanning portion that scans the laser light irradiated onto the specimen via the objective lens; and a PC that acquires an original image of the specimen, calculates, from the magnification of the objective lens, information about the number of pixels of the original image or information about the zoom magnification of the original image that achieves the per-pixel pixel resolution needed to generate a super-resolution image, and controls the scanning portion or image acquisition according to the calculated information about the number of pixels or information about the zoom magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 10378955
    Abstract: A spectrometer assembly is provided having an optical transmission filter including a stack of continuous, non-patterned alternating dielectric and metal layers. Angle-dependent transmission wavelength shift of the optical transmission filter with continuous metal layers is small e.g. in comparison with multilayer dielectric filters, facilitating size reduction of the spectrometer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Georg J. Ockenfuss
  • Patent number: 10371967
    Abstract: Provided is an eyewear lens, including a lens substrate and an optical interference coating; the lens substrate is comprised of an optical material, and the optical interference coating is bonded to the lens substrate and is stacked by the composition of high and low reflectivity materials. A predefined reflective appearance color will be formed by light getting through the optical interference coating. The lens substrate contains another filter on one side surface or both side surfaces or inside the lens substrate which is complementary to the light after penetrating the optical interference coating such that the overall transmittance light tone remain neutral balance. The overall transmittance light spectrum has three pass-bands corresponding to the maximum response of the human eye cone cells, and the relatively high transmittance values of each pass-band center are approximately at 450 nm, 530 nm and 610 nm. The FWHM of each pass-band is between 3 nm and 50 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HWA MEEI OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Charles Cheng, Chih Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10371500
    Abstract: A lens device for an illumination assembly. The lens device has light-entry and light-exit surfaces and comprises at least one ring region. Each ring region extends along a circumferential direction about a central axis of the lens device, and comprises a plurality of area segments. Each area segment forms a circular arc portion of a respective ring region and comprises a first end in the circumferential direction and a second end opposite to the first end in the circumferential direction. At the first end, the light-exit surface is inclined in the direction of the central axis by an arbitrary first angle in relation to the light-entry surface, and at the second end, the light-exit surface is inclined in the direction of the central axis by an arbitrary second angle in relation to the light-entry surface differing from the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Dominik Seitz, Nils Haverkamp
  • Patent number: 10371870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a variable focus lens comprising an elastically deformable optical element (7) and a circumferential mechanism (10, 1, 5, 2, 3, 8, 21) to transfer a rotational movement to an axial movement, wherein by using a ball bearing system (9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17) the mechanism is optimized in a manner to reduce mechanical friction, friction variation and to improve force-direction dependent positioning insensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OPTOTUNE AG
    Inventors: Manuel Aschwanden, David Niederer, Philipp Waibel
  • Patent number: 10371349
    Abstract: An optical device includes one or more light sources and a light-guiding plate that guides light emitted from the light sources in a plane parallel to an emission surface that emits light. The light-guiding plate has light convergence portions that receive guided light and each have optical surfaces that cause light to be emitted from the emission surface in directions in which the light substantially converges at or scatters from one convergence point. The convergence points for the light convergence portions are different from each other. An image is formed on an emission surface side by a collection of the convergence points. First light convergence portions positioned differently from each other along a light-guiding direction of the light-guiding plate cause light to be emitted from the emission surface in different directions in which the light substantially converges at or scatters from the same first convergence point among the convergence points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Norikazu Kitamura, Masayuki Shinohara, Yasuhiro Tanoue, Yuji Hirose, Mitsuru Okuda, Kazuyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 10371954
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes optoelectronic modules (e.g., hybrid lens array packages) that have multiple optical channels, each of which includes at least one beam shaping element (e.g., a lens) that is part of a laterally contiguous array. Each optical channel is associated with a respective light sensitive region of an image sensor. Some or all of the channels also can include at least one beam shaping element (e.g., a lens) that is not part of a laterally contiguous array. In some cases, the arrays can include alignment features to facilitate alignment of the arrays with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Perez Calero, Kai Engelhardt, Hartmut Rudmann, Tobias Senn
  • Patent number: 10371873
    Abstract: A high efficiency optical beam dump having at least two glass plates configured to define an optical path configured to reflect a beam incident the optical path from plate to plate, wherein the plates include anti-reflective coatings and high reflective coatings and wherein the high-efficiency optical beam dump is capable of very high levels of attenuation through repetitive absorption and reflection of an optical beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Philip R Staver, Adam J Marcinuk
  • Patent number: 10371964
    Abstract: A contact lens product includes a multifocal contact lens and a buffer solution. The multifocal contact lens is immersed in the buffer solution. The multifocal contact lens includes a central region and at least one annular region. The annular region concentrically surrounds the central region, and a diopter of the annular region is different from a diopter of the central region. The multifocal contact lens is made of silicone hydrogel or hydrogel. The annular region closest to a periphery of the multifocal contact lens is a first annular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: En-Ping Lin, Wei-Yuan Chen, Chun-Hung Teng
  • Patent number: 10362933
    Abstract: An ophthalmologic apparatus includes an error obtaining unit configured to obtain a value corresponding to a difference between a first imaging position which tracks a predetermined position of an eye portion under control of a tracking unit and the predetermined position, a determination unit configured to determine a position which is shifted from the first imaging position which tracks the predetermined position as a second imaging position in accordance with the value corresponding to the difference. The ophthalmologic apparatus averages tomographic images of the first and second imaging positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Atsushi Goto
  • Patent number: 10363720
    Abstract: There is provided laminated glass which is high in heat shielding properties. The laminated glass according to the present invention is provided with a first laminated glass member, a second laminated glass member and an interlayer film arranged between the first and second laminated glass members; the interlayer film is provided with an infrared ray reflection layer which reflects infrared rays, a first resin layer which is arranged on a first surface side of the infrared ray reflection layer and contains a thermoplastic resin, and a second resin layer which is arranged on a second surface side of the infrared ray reflection layer and contains a thermoplastic resin; and the infrared ray transmittance in the wavelength of 780 to 2100 nm of the whole layer composed of the first laminated glass member and the first resin layer is higher than the infrared ray transmittance in the wavelength of 780 to 2100 nm of the whole layer composed of the first laminated glass member and the second resin layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Izumi Ohmoto, Daisuke Nakajima, Daizou Ii, Juichi Fukatani
  • Patent number: 10365469
    Abstract: A telescope made up of mutually connectable modules, which telescope comprises at least a lens module and an eyepiece module, and the lens module and eyepiece module each have a connection interface for connecting the modules, wherein an eyepiece and a zoom unit for changing the image magnification and a unit for reversing the image are integrated in the eyepiece module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Swarovski-Optik KG.
    Inventors: Andreas Zimmermann, Franz Erler
  • Patent number: 10365456
    Abstract: A lens module may include a first lens having positive retractive power, a second lens having retractive power, a third lens having positive refractive power, a fourth lens having refractive power, a fifth lens having refractive power, a sixth lens having refractive power, and a seventh lens having negative refractive power. An inflection point may be formed on an image-side surface of the sixth lens. A turning point may be formed on an image-side surface of the seventh lens. The first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, the fifth lens, the sixth lens and the seventh lens are disposed in a sequential order from the first lens to the seventh lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Hyun Baik
  • Patent number: 10365532
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein relate to power distribution networks for optically switchable windows. In some embodiments, a system for monitoring and maintaining a power distribution network of optically switchable windows of a site is provided. The system includes a control panel monitor which is configured to determine a control panel voltage and current at a terminal of a control panel. The system further includes sense circuitry which is configured to determine a first window controller voltage and current for a first window controller of a plurality of window controllers. The system further includes one or more controllers which are configured to generate voltage network data based on a combination of the control panel voltage and current and the first window controller voltage and current. The system then determines an error condition in the power distribution network based on the voltage network data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Vigano, Stephen Clark Brown, Dhairya Shrivastava, Kevin Kazuo Kaneshiro
  • Patent number: 10359632
    Abstract: A head-mounted imaging apparatus includes a frame that houses a left-eye and a right-eye imaging apparatus. Each imaging apparatus forms a virtual image to an eye of an observer and includes a projector, a planar waveguide, and an optical coupler. The projector is supported by a temple member of the frame and emits a central projected light beam along a projection axis. The planar waveguide accepts the projected light beam through an input aperture and forms an expanded light beam that is output from an output aperture and directed toward the observer's eye. The optical coupler receives the central projected light beam along a first axis that is at an obtuse angle with respect to the waveguide surface, and the optical coupler redirects the central projected light beam along a second axis that is at an acute angle with respect to the waveguide surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vuzix Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Schultz