Patents by Inventor Kenneth N. Braganca

Kenneth N. Braganca 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: 11193662
    Abstract: A wireless headlight assembly for attachment to an eyewear frame is disclosed. The wireless headlight assembly comprises a battery pod containing a battery connected to a lower housing element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Kenneth Koscheka, Bo Zhou
  • Patent number: 11119309
    Abstract: A method for determining filtering capabilities of a magnification device suitable for providing protection from light when viewed through the magnification device is disclosed. The filtering capability of the magnification device is determined based at least one of an input power of the inputted light signal, a magnification level of the magnification device and an orientation of the filtering within the magnification device. Further disclosed is an lighting system that generates a light, which when reflected into the magnification device is prevent from causing damage to a user's eyes based on the selection of the filtering system disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Liviu Steier, Kenneth N. Braganca
  • Patent number: 11105490
    Abstract: A light management device comprising a protective light cap or cover is disclosed that provides for the blockage or allowance of designated wavelengths from being inadvertently being viewed by persons or being projected onto an external surface. The protective light cap or cover is pivotable connected to a lighting source to allow the cap to be positioned over the light source and moved away from the light source. The protective light cap is retained in an open position that allows the light source to be viewed, by one of a magnetic catch or a physical catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Samantha A. Silver, Matthew A. Kenyon, Matthew D. Siedman, Kenneth N. Braganca
  • Patent number: 11060695
    Abstract: A lighting element is disclosed that provides a projection of light forming a substantially uniform bright light on a surface a known distance from the lighting element. The lighting elements includes a dome lens that is removably positioned on a light source, such that the light source is retained at a location within a focal length of a projection lens and at or within a focal length of the dome lens. The dome lens magnifies the light outputted by the light source, such that the projected light is brighter than the light generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Matthew Kenyon
  • Patent number: 11006491
    Abstract: A light control device providing handsfree control of a lighting source using measures of the orientation of the lighting source is presented. The measurement of the orientation of the lighting source is monitored and while the orientation retains the light outputted by the lighting source within a designated area, the light output remains in an ON state. However, with the orientation of the lighting source indicates the light output may be outside the designated area, the light output is turned OFF. In addition, a method for calibrating the system to define the designated area is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Michael D. Ross, Kenneth Koscheka, Bo Zhou, Kenneth N. Braganca
  • Patent number: 10914463
    Abstract: A wireless headlight assembly for attachment to an eyewear frame is disclosed. The wireless headlight assembly comprises a battery pod containing a battery connected to a lower housing element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Kenneth Koscheka, Bo Zhou
  • Patent number: 10915011
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lighting assembly including a plurality of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for providing a projection of a substantially uniform light at a working distance from the lighting assembly by oscillating the included plurality of LEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Kenneth Koscheka, Saida Mohbi
  • Patent number: 10895735
    Abstract: A method for determining filtering capabilities of a magnification device suitable for providing protection from light when viewed through the magnification device is disclosed. The filtering capability of the magnification device is determined based at least one of an input power of the inputted light signal, a magnification level of the magnification device and an orientation of the filtering within the magnification device. Further disclosed is an lighting system that generates a light, which when reflected into the magnification device is prevent from causing damage to a user's eyes based on the selection of the filtering system disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Liviu Steier, Kenneth N. Braganca
  • Patent number: 10851981
    Abstract: A wireless headlight assembly for attachment to an eyewear frame is disclosed. The wireless headlight assembly comprises a battery pod containing a battery connected to an electronic circuit element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight, wherein control of the application of power to the headlight assembly is determined, in part, based on the stability of the headlight assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Michael D. Ross
  • Patent number: 10801693
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for retaining a dome lens in a lighting element that provides a projection of light forming a substantially uniform bright light on a surface a known distance from the lighting element. The lighting element includes a dome lens that is removably positioned proximal to a light source, such that the light source is retained at a location within a focal length of a projection lens and at or within a focal length of the dome lens. The dome lens magnifies the light outputted by the light source, such that the projected light is brighter than the light generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca
  • Patent number: 10690316
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are presented for retaining a dome lens in a lighting element that provides a projection of light forming a substantially uniform bright light on a surface a known distance from the lighting element. The lighting elements includes a dome lens that is removably positioned proximal to a light source, such that the light source is retained at a location within a focal length of a projection lens and at or within a focal length of the dome lens. The dome lens magnifies the light outputted by the light source, such that the projected light is brighter than the light generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Matthew Kenyon, David T. Wicks
  • Patent number: 10667357
    Abstract: A light control device providing handsfree control of a lighting source using measures of the orientation of the lighting source is presented. The measurement of the orientation of the lighting source is monitored and while the orientation retains the light outputted by the lighting source within a designated area, the light output remains in an ON state. However, with the orientation of the lighting source indicates the light output may be outside the designated area, the light output is turned OFF. In addition, a method for calibrating the system to define the designated area is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Michael D. Ross, Kenneth Koscheka, Bo Zhou, Kenneth N. Braganca
  • Patent number: 10527254
    Abstract: A lighting element is disclosed that provides a projection of light forming a substantially uniform bright light on a surface a known distance from the lighting element. The lighting elements includes a dome lens that is removably positioned on a light source, such that the light source is retained at a location within a focal length of a projection lens and at or within a focal length of the dome lens. The dome lens magnifies the light outputted by the light source, such that the projected light is brighter than the light generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Matthew Kenyon
  • Patent number: 10465892
    Abstract: A wireless headlight assembly for attachment to an eyewear frame is disclosed. The wireless headlight assembly comprises a battery pod containing a battery connected to an electronic circuit element, which controls the application of power from the battery to an attached headlight assembly containing a headlight, wherein control of the application of power to the headlight assembly is determined, in part, based on the stability of the headlight assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N Braganca, Michael D. Ross
  • Patent number: 10247384
    Abstract: A lighting element is disclosed that provides a projection of light forming a substantially uniform bright light on a surface a known distance from the lighting element. The lighting elements includes a dome lens that is removably positioned on a light source, such that the light source is retained at a location within a focal length of a projection lens and at or within a focal length of the dome lens. The dome lens magnifies the light outputted by the light source, such that the projected light is brighter than the light generated by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Kenneth N. Braganca, Matthew Kenyon