Patents by Inventor Brian West

Brian West has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10831269
    Abstract: A system controls a brightness of an augmented reality (AR) eye-mounted device. The system includes an eye-mounted display, a photodetector system, and a controller. The eye-mounted display includes a contact lens and a femtoprojector. The femtoprojector is contained in the contact lens and is configured to project an AR image to a user's retina. The AR image is overlaid on an external scene viewed by the user through the contact lens. The photodetector system detects a brightness level of the external scene. Based on the brightness level of the external scene, the controller adjusts a brightness level of the AR image projected to the user's retina. In some embodiments, the eye-mounted display receives image data defining the AR image and the controller adjusts a bit depth of the image data based on the brightness level of the AR image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, Michael West Wiemer, Paul Scott Martin, Hansong Zhang, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Publication number: 20200316296
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea Jean Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20200278552
    Abstract: A variety of femtoprojector optical systems are described. Each of them can be made small enough to fit in a contact lens using plastic injection molding, diamond turning, photolithography and etching, or other techniques. Most, but not all, of the systems include a solid cylindrical transparent substrate with a curved primary mirror formed on one end and a secondary mirror formed on the other end. Any of the designs may use light blocking, light-redirecting, absorbing coatings or other types of baffle structures as needed to reduce stray light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, George Michael Mihalakis, Gregory David Miller, Ronald Maynard, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20200269958
    Abstract: Cuff assemblies for sports board leashes, where the cuff assembly includes a central section that having a precurved molded insert that is configured to connect to a cord of the sports board leash, a first wing attached to a first side of the central section, and a second wing attached to a second side of the central section. The maximum width of the central section of the cuff assembly is greater than the maximum width of either of the first wing or second wing, and the first wing and second wing are configured to overlap and fasten to each other in order to secure the cuff assembly around a person's limb portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Applicant: Dakine IP Holdings LP
    Inventors: Zachary West, John Martin, Brian Fletcher, Mirona Motoc, Jay Willet, Aaron Ambuske
  • Publication number: 20200271957
    Abstract: A variety of femtoprojector optical systems are described. The optical bodies for the systems may be made in batches by wafer-level optics. Each individual system may be made small enough to fit in a contact lens. In some designs, the optical systems include a solid transparent body with a curved primary mirror, a secondary mirror, an entrance window, an exit window, and at least one groove. The grooves function as a light trap that reduces the amount of stray light exiting the body of the optical system. The grooves may also create a snap point which allows removal of individual bodies from the wafer through controlled breakage. The designs may also include various light blocking, light-redirecting, absorbing coatings, or other types structures to reduce stray light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Babak Jamshidi, Flint Orin Hamblin, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20200264205
    Abstract: Methods for cell analysis are provided, comprising cell capturing, characterization, transport, and culture. In an exemplary method individual cells (and/or cellular units) are flowed into a microfluidic channel, the channel is partitioned into a plurality of contiguous segments, capturing at least one cell in at least one segment. A characteristic of one or more captured cells is determined and the cell(s) and combinations of cells are transported to specified cell holding chamber(s) based on the determined characteristic(s). Also provided are devices and systems for cell analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Fluidigm Corporation
    Inventors: Jason A. A. West, Brian Fowler
  • Patent number: 10737025
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Publication number: 20200241323
    Abstract: An unobtrusive augmented reality (AR) system can be used to assist the wearer in every day interactions by projecting information from the contact lens display onto the retina of the wearer's eye. The unobtrusive augmented reality system includes a necklace and a contact lens display that are unobtrusive to the wearer and the wearer's surrounding environment. The necklace of the unobtrusive augmented reality system generates power and data for the contact lens displays. The necklace and contact lens display include conductive coils inductively coupled by a magnetic field. The inductive coupling allows data and power generated by the necklace to be transferred to the contact lens display. A projector in the contact lens display projects images generated from the data onto the retina of the wearers eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan, Herbert John Kniess, Ion Opris, Michael West Wiemer, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Patent number: 10709262
    Abstract: A dual-wrap child carrying system is configured to be worn by a person for carrying a child. The system includes a dual-wrap garment and a child support configured to releasably attach to the dual-wrap garment. The dual-wrap garment includes a primary wrap, a number of stays positioned in a back segment of the primary wrap for flexible support, and a secondary wrap. The primary wrap is configured to encircle the person and secure at a front side of the person. The secondary wrap includes a stretchable textile having a higher elasticity than a material of the primary wrap and is configured to encircle the person over the primary wrap and secure at the front side of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lalabu LLC
    Inventors: Brian Fosse, John Martin, Mirona Motoc, Brian Fletcher, Zac West
  • Patent number: 10712564
    Abstract: An eye-mounted device includes a contact lens and an embedded imaging system. The front aperture of the imaging system faces away from the user's eye so that the image sensor in the imaging system detects imagery of a user's external environment. The optics for the imaging system has a folded optical path, which is advantageous for fitting the imaging system into the limited space within the contact lens. In one design, the optics for the imaging system is based on a two mirror design, with a concave mirror followed by a convex mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 10690917
    Abstract: A variety of femtoprojector optical systems are described. Each of them can be made small enough to fit in a contact lens using plastic injection molding, diamond turning, photolithography and etching, or other techniques. Most, but not all, of the systems include a solid cylindrical transparent substrate with a curved primary mirror formed on one end and a secondary mirror formed on the other end. Any of the designs may use light blocking, light-redirecting, absorbing coatings or other types of baffle structures as needed to reduce stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff, George Michael Mihalakis, Ronald Maynard, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: 10660454
    Abstract: A garment with an integrated carry system has a front panel, a rear panel, a first arm opening, a second arm opening, a first leg opening, a second leg opening, a first shoulder strap, and a second shoulder strap. The first shoulder strap comprises a first end coupled proximate the first arm opening and a second end coupled to the front panel proximate the first leg opening, where the first shoulder strap is removably received in a first compartment formed in the front panel intermediate the first arm opening and the first leg opening. The second shoulder strap has a first end coupled proximate the second arm opening and a second end coupled to the front panel proximate the second leg opening, where the second shoulder strap is removably received in a second compartment formed in the front panel intermediate the second arm opening and the second leg opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Lalabu LLC
    Inventors: Brian Fosse, John Martin, Mirona Motoc, Brian Fletcher, Zac West
  • Patent number: 10649233
    Abstract: An unobtrusive augmented reality (AR) system can be used to assist the wearer in every day interactions by projecting information from the contact lens display onto the retina of the wearer's eye. The unobtrusive augmented reality system includes a necklace and a contact lens display that are unobtrusive to the wearer and the wearer's surrounding environment. The necklace of the unobtrusive augmented reality system generates power and data for the contact lens displays. The necklace and contact lens display include conductive coils inductively coupled by a magnetic field. The inductive coupling allows data and power generated by the necklace to be transferred to the contact lens display. A projector in the contact lens display projects images generated from the data onto the retina of the wearers eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan, Herbert John Kniess, Ion Opris, Michael West Wiemer, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Publication number: 20200107649
    Abstract: A dual-wrap child carrying system is configured to be worn by a person for carrying a child. The system includes a dual-wrap garment and a child support configured to releasably attach to the dual-wrap garment. The dual-wrap garment includes a primary wrap, a number of stays positioned in a back segment of the primary wrap for flexible support, and a secondary wrap. The primary wrap is configured to encircle the person and secure at a front side of the person. The secondary wrap includes a stretchable textile having a higher elasticity than a material of the primary wrap and is configured to encircle the person over the primary wrap and secure at the front side of the person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Fosse, John Martin, Mirona Motoc, Brian Fletcher, Zac West
  • Patent number: 10578633
    Abstract: Methods for cell analysis are provided, comprising cell capturing, characterization, transport, and culture. In an exemplary method individual cells (and/or cellular units) are flowed into a microfluidic channel, the channel is partitioned into a plurality of contiguous segments, capturing at least one cell in at least one segment, A characteristic of one or more captured cells is determined and the cell(s) and combinations of cells are transported to specified cell holding chamber(s) based on the determined characteristic(s). Also provided are devices and systems for cell analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FLUIDIGM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason A. A. West, Brian Fowler
  • Publication number: 20200018955
    Abstract: An eye-mounted device includes a contact lens and an embedded imaging system. The front aperture of the imaging system faces away from the user's eye so that the image sensor in the imaging system detects imagery of a user's external environment. The optics for the imaging system has a folded optical path, which is advantageous for fitting the imaging system into the limited space within the contact lens. In one design, the optics for the imaging system is based on a two mirror design, with a concave mirror followed by a convex mirror.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, Michael West Wiemer
  • Publication number: 20200004330
    Abstract: A system controls a brightness of an augmented reality (AR) eye-mounted device. The system includes an eye-mounted display, a photodetector system, and a controller. The eye-mounted display includes a contact lens and a femtoprojector. The femtoprojector is contained in the contact lens and is configured to project an AR image to a user's retina. The AR image is overlaid on an external scene viewed by the user through the contact lens. The photodetector system detects a brightness level of the external scene. Based on the brightness level of the external scene, the controller adjusts a brightness level of the AR image projected to the user's retina. In some embodiments, the eye-mounted display receives image data defining the AR image and the controller adjusts a bit depth of the image data based on the brightness level of the AR image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, Michael West Wiemer, Paul Scott Martin, Hansong Zhang, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Publication number: 20190377198
    Abstract: An eye-mounted device includes a contact lens and an embedded camera, which for convenience will be referred to as a femtocamera. The front aperture of the femtocamera faces away from the user's eye so that the image sensor in the femtocamera detects imagery of a user's external environment. The femtocamera optics has a folded optical path, which is advantageous for fitting the femtocamera into the limited space within the contact lens. In one design, the optics for the femtocamera is based on a two mirror design, with a concave mirror followed by a convex mirror. In an alternate design, the optics for the camera includes an imaging lens near the front aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Elliot Lemoff, Michael West Wiemer
  • Patent number: D888859
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dakine IP Holdings LP
    Inventors: Zachary West, John Martin, Brian Fletcher, Mirona Motoc, Jay Willet, Aaron Ambuske
  • Patent number: D888860
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Dakine IP Holdings LP
    Inventors: Zachary West, John Martin, Brian Fletcher, Mirona Motoc, Jay Willet, Aaron Ambuske