Patents by Inventor John Phair

John Phair 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: 10473900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent optical device element comprising a microlens and a method of providing stress and thermal compensation and tuning mechanical strength and curvature of a tunable microlens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: POLIGHT ASA
    Inventors: John Phair, Thomas Spatscheck, Vladimir Kartashov
  • Patent number: 10001629
    Abstract: There is presented a transparent optical device element (700) comprising an optical lens (744), comprising one or more piezoelectric actuators (206, 208, 210), wherein said optical lens (744) comprises an optical aperture (632), and wherein the optical device element furthermore comprises a passivation layer (312, 314, 742, 628) placed on said optical lens, said passivation layer comprising a barrier layer (312) forming a humidity barrier, and being located on at least a portion of said cover member, where said portion of said cover member is intersected by the optical axis, and on said piezoelectric actuators, and wherein the passivation layer furthermore comprises one or more further layers (628) located on at least said portion of said cover member being intersected by the optical axis, wherein said passivation layer forms an anti-reflection coating for said optical lens (744) at least along the optical axis (634).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: POLIGHT AS
    Inventors: Pierre Craen, John Phair, Nicolas Tallaron
  • Patent number: 9964672
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system and a method thereof for identifying a specific Interdigitated Electrode pattern arrangement for piezoelectric actuators located around an aperture of a flexible lens body, wherein the Interdigitated Electrode configuration is configurable, when activated, to provide a specific definable bending force distribution, thereby providing a specific definable shaping of the flexible lens body, thereby providing specific definable optical characteristics of the flexible lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Polight AS
    Inventors: John Phair, Paul Muralt
  • Publication number: 20170199357
    Abstract: There is presented a transparent optical device element (700) comprising an optical lens (744), comprising one or more piezoelectric actuators (206, 208, 210), wherein said optical lens (744) comprises an optical aperture (632), and wherein the optical device element furthermore comprises a passivation layer (312, 314, 742, 628) placed on said optical lens, said passivation layer comprising a barrier layer (312)forming a humidity barrier, and being located on at least a portion of said cover member, where said portion of said cover member is intersected by the optical axis, and on said piezoelectric actuators, and wherein the passivation layer furthermore comprises one or more further layers (628) located on at least said portion of said cover member being intersected by the optical axis, wherein said passivation layer forms an anti-reflection coating for said optical lens (744) at least along the optical axis (634).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Pierre Craen, John Phair, Nicolas Tallaron
  • Publication number: 20170160442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent optical device element comprising a microlens and a method of providing stress and thermal compensation and tuning mechanical strength and curvature of a tunable microlens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: John Phair, Thomas Spatscheck, Vladimir Kartashov
  • Publication number: 20150285962
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system and a method thereof for identifying a specific Interdigitated Electrode pattern arrangement for piezoelectric actuators located around an aperture of a flexible lens body, wherein the Interdigitated Electrode configuration is configurable, when activated, to provide a specific definable bending force distribution, thereby providing a specific definable shaping of the flexible lens body, thereby providing specific definable optical characteristics of the flexible lens body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: John Phair, Paul Muralt