Patents by Inventor Herbert A. Wertheim

Herbert A. Wertheim 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: 10349837
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for measuring the temperature distribution of an eye using non-invasive techniques. Embodiments of the present invention utilize laser speckle cross-correlation to determine the thermal distribution of an eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Jessica Ramella-Roman, Herbert Wertheim, Pedro Lopez, Yuqiang Bai
  • Publication number: 20180192886
    Abstract: The present invention provides devices and methods for measuring the temperature distribution of an eye using non-invasive techniques. Embodiments of the present invention utilize laser speckle cross-correlation to determine the thermal distribution of an eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Jessica RAMELLA-ROMAN, Herbert WERTHEIM, Pedro LOPEZ, Yuqiang BAI
  • Patent number: 9378563
    Abstract: A method for simulating the effect of viewing an image through a colored filter or colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular or other lens is described. This method includes using a computer program to alter the red (R), green (G) and blue (B) color brightness of the individual pixels of the original image and then displaying them on the display screen or other visual display device of a computer. Each pixel's original RGB brightness value is multiplied by a fraction, which is determined by the RGB transmission of the colored lens or filter. The altered image is then displayed to a system user who will see the original image, as it would appear if seen through the colored lens or filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, Philip R. Bartick, William F. Moore
  • Publication number: 20150235386
    Abstract: A system and method for simulating the effect of viewing an image through a colored filter or colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular or other lens is described. This method includes using a computer program to alter the red (R), green (G) and blue (B) color brightness of the individual pixels of the original image and then displaying them on the display screen or other visual display device of a computer. Each pixel's original RGB brightness value is multiplied by a fraction, which is determined by the RGB transmission of the colored lens or filter. The altered image is then displayed to a system user who will see the original image, as it would appear if seen through the colored lens or filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, Philip R. Bartick, William F. Moore
  • Publication number: 20150234180
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting safer colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular and other lenses and filters by quantifying the amount of harmful, higher energy visible and near visible radiation blocked by it compared to the overall visible radiation passing through it is described. A figure of merit, which is produced by the method, is the Wertheim Factor, whose value is nearly 50% for lenses which block the harmful high energy radiation compared to beneficial light and is nearly 0% for lenses which pass all radiation equally. This method includes using a computer program to sample the visible and near visible transmission spectrum of said colored filter or colored ophthalmic spectacle, contact, intraocular or other lens and then evaluate the energy content of the photons present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, Phillip R. Bartick, William F. Moore
  • Patent number: 8397665
    Abstract: A device for imparting a curved gradation of tint density on an ophthalmic or optical lens is described. This gradient-tinting device utilizes both vertical movement and rotation about the vertical axis of the lens as it moves into a tinting solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, William F. Moore, Phillip R. Bartick
  • Publication number: 20110107965
    Abstract: A device for imparting a gradation of tint density on an ophthalmic or optical lens is described. This gradient-tinting device utilizes both vertical movement and rotation about the vertical axis of the lens as it moves into a tinting solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, William F. Moore, Phillip R. Bartick
  • Patent number: 7204591
    Abstract: A device using light emitting diodes directed at the patient as a light source for evaluating the appropriate color and density of filters or sunglasses for a patient is disclosed. The device may be used with additional filters or sunglasses to determine what filter or sunglass color and density will provide optimal vision for targets of varying spatial frequency. The device may also be used with additional filters of varying color and density to determine the health of the patient's ocular media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, William F. Moore, Philip R. Bartick
  • Publication number: 20050213038
    Abstract: A device using light emitting diodes directed at the patient as a light source for evaluating the appropriate color and density of filters or sunglasses for a patient is disclosed. The device may be used with additional filters or sunglasses to determine what filter or sunglass color and density will provide optimal vision for targets of varying spatial frequency. The device may also be used with additional filters of varying color and density to determine the health of the patient's ocular media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Inventors: Herbert Wertheim, William Moore, Philip Bartick
  • Patent number: 6897413
    Abstract: A device that utilizes an improved method to heat dyes to color plastic lenses and filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2005
    Assignee: Brain Power Incorporated
    Inventor: Herbert A. Wertheim
  • Patent number: 6669338
    Abstract: The method of using a tablet or coated tablet to introduce tint concentrate, UV absorbers, decolorant, conditioner and other optical chemistry into the dyebaths used for tinting plastic ophthalmic non-contact spectacle lenses and optical filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Brain Power Incorporated
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, William F. Moore
  • Publication number: 20020060775
    Abstract: The method of using a tablet or coated tablet to introduce tint concentrate, UV absorbers, decolorant, conditioner and other optical chemistry into the dyebaths used for tinting plastic ophthalmic non-contact spectacle lenses and optical filters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Publication date: May 23, 2002
    Inventors: Herbert A. Wertheim, William F. Moore
  • Patent number: 6216360
    Abstract: A device that utilizes a method to heat dyes to color plastic lenses. The device is an electrically heated outer tank containing a heat transfer medium. An inner tank containing a dye solution is placed in side the outer tank. Lenses are placed in the dye solution along with sensor probes and microprocessor control to maximize dye diffusion into the lenses and minimize boil over of the tanks. Spill containment and agitation stirring are also features which enhance diffusion of dye into the lenses while minimizing boil over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Herbert A. Wertheim
  • Patent number: 5148041
    Abstract: A reflection meter for measuring the percentage of reflected light from a surface. A light source produces light which strikes the surface. The surface reflects the light into a chamber which directs the light to a detector. The detector senses the reflected light and produces a detect signal that represents the light reflected. A microprocessor receives the detect signal and calculates a percentage of light reflected from the surface which is shown on a display. An absorbing receiver engage the surface and absorbs any light that is transmitted through the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: Brain Power, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Wertheim, Hernan Bormey, Carlos Bormey