Patents by Inventor Morrison Ulman

Morrison Ulman 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: 11513367
    Abstract: A scleral contact lens has a core containing an optical filter. The core and/or the optical filter may comprise oxygen impermeable material, such that an overall oxygen permeability of the core is insufficient to oxygenate a user's cornea when wearing the contact lens. To provide oxygenation to the user's cornea, the contact lens further comprises an outer covering, and an inner covering, each corresponding to a thin layer of gas-permeable material shaped to form a respective manifold between the covering and the core. Oxygen from an outside environment passes through the outer covering to reach the outer manifold, through an air path formed within the core to the inner manifold, and through the inner covering to reach the cornea of the user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Morrison Ulman, Ritu Raj Singh, Thomas Llewellyn Owens
  • Publication number: 20220350167
    Abstract: A system includes a pair of electronic contact lenses that obtain respective motion sensor measurements in response to eye movements. A tracking module derives estimated orientations for both eyes based on the sensor measurements and a set of correlations and constraints that describe human eye movement. The model describes the limited number of ways that an individual eye can move and relationships between relative movement of the left and right eye. The tracking module performs filtering based on the measurements and the eye model to suppress noise and generate orientation estimates for both eyes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Abhishek Deepak Bhat, Ramin Mirjalili, Morrison Ulman, Sheng Wan
  • Publication number: 20220284731
    Abstract: Authentication of a user is based on an electronic contact lens that contains a retinal scanner. The retinal scanner captures a retinal scan, which is used to authenticate the user (i.e., what a person is). The contact lens itself may also be used in the authentication process (i.e., what a person has). Authentication based on these two factors are used to control access to assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Inventor: Morrison Ulman
  • Patent number: 11373450
    Abstract: Authentication of a user is based on an electronic contact lens that contains a retinal scanner. The retinal scanner captures a retinal scan, which is used to authenticate the user (i.e., what a person is). The contact lens itself may also be used in the authentication process (i.e., what a person has). Authentication based on these two factors are used to control access to assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventor: Morrison Ulman
  • Publication number: 20210290367
    Abstract: An electronic intraocular device is implantable into the capsular bag of a wearer's eye. In some cases, the intraocular device may include a femtoprojector. The femtoprojector projects images onto the wearer's retina when the electronic intraocular device is implanted in the wearer's eye. Different haptic designs may be used to keep the femtoprojector in position. In some embodiments, an imager is contained in a contact lens worn by the wearer. Images captured by the contact lens imager may be relayed to the intraocular femtoprojector. In some cases, the intraocular device may include an electronic capsular tension ring with a femtoimager. The femtoimager may capture images of the wearer's retina, for example for purposes of monitoring eye health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Morrison Ulman, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Publication number: 20210290440
    Abstract: An electronic intraocular device is implantable into the capsular bag of a wearer's eye. In some cases, the intraocular device may include a femtoprojector. The femtoprojector projects images onto the wearer's retina when the electronic intraocular device is implanted in the wearer's eye. Different haptic designs may be used to keep the femtoprojector in position. In some embodiments, an imager is contained in a contact lens worn by the wearer. Images captured by the contact lens imager may be relayed to the intraocular femtoprojector. In some cases, the intraocular device may include an electronic capsular tension ring with a femtoimager. The femtoimager may capture images of the wearer's retina, for example for purposes of monitoring eye health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Morrison Ulman, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Publication number: 20210290368
    Abstract: An electronic intraocular device is implantable into the capsular bag of a wearer's eye. In some cases, the intraocular device may include a femtoprojector. The femtoprojector projects images onto the wearer's retina when the electronic intraocular device is implanted in the wearer's eye. Different haptic designs may be used to keep the femtoprojector in position. In some embodiments, an imager is contained in a contact lens worn by the wearer. Images captured by the contact lens imager may be relayed to the intraocular femtoprojector. In some cases, the intraocular device may include an electronic capsular tension ring with a femtoimager. The femtoimager may capture images of the wearer's retina, for example for purposes of monitoring eye health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Morrison Ulman, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Publication number: 20210290441
    Abstract: An electronic intraocular device is implantable into the capsular bag of a wearer's eye. In some cases, the intraocular device may include a femtoprojector. The femtoprojector projects images onto the wearer's retina when the electronic intraocular device is implanted in the wearer's eye. Different haptic designs may be used to keep the femtoprojector in position. In some embodiments, an imager is contained in a contact lens worn by the wearer. Images captured by the contact lens imager may be relayed to the intraocular femtoprojector. In some cases, the intraocular device may include an electronic capsular tension ring with a femtoimager. The femtoimager may capture images of the wearer's retina, for example for purposes of monitoring eye health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: Michael West Wiemer, Morrison Ulman, Drew Daniel Perkins, Paul J. Soye, Dan Cohen
  • Publication number: 20200341299
    Abstract: A scleral contact lens has a core containing an optical filter. The core and/or the optical filter may comprise oxygen impermeable material, such that an overall oxygen permeability of the core is insufficient to oxygenate a user's cornea when wearing the contact lens. To provide oxygenation to the user's cornea, the contact lens further comprises an outer covering, and an inner covering, each corresponding to a thin layer of gas-permeable material shaped to form a respective manifold between the covering and the core. Oxygen from an outside environment passes through the outer covering to reach the outer manifold, through an air path formed within the core to the inner manifold, and through the inner covering to reach the cornea of the user's eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Morrison Ulman, Ritu Raj Singh, Thomas Llewellyn Owens
  • Publication number: 20190050643
    Abstract: Authentication of a user is based on an electronic contact lens that contains a retinal scanner. The retinal scanner captures a retinal scan, which is used to authenticate the user (i.e., what a person is). The contact lens itself may also be used in the authentication process (i.e., what a person has). Authentication based on these two factors are used to control access to assets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventor: Morrison Ulman
  • Patent number: 10165255
    Abstract: An indoor navigation system is based on a multi-beam laser projector, a set of calibrated cameras, and a processor that uses knowledge of the projector design and data on laser spot locations observed by the cameras to solve the space resection problem to find the location and orientation of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Janky, Kevin A. I. Sharp, Michael V. McCusker, Morrison Ulman
  • Patent number: 9582873
    Abstract: Active imaging systems for plant growth monitoring acquire images in which each pixel represents an absolute NDVI value obtained with active illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Trimble Inc.
    Inventor: Morrison Ulman
  • Publication number: 20160217562
    Abstract: Active imaging systems for plant growth monitoring acquire images in which each pixel represents an absolute NDVI value obtained with active illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Morrison Ulman
  • Patent number: 9336584
    Abstract: Active imaging systems for plant growth monitoring acquire images in which each pixel represents an absolute NDVI value obtained with active illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventor: Morrison Ulman
  • Publication number: 20150379702
    Abstract: Active imaging systems for plant growth monitoring acquire images in which each pixel represents an absolute NDVI value obtained with active illumination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Morrison Ulman
  • Patent number: 9058633
    Abstract: A system for agricultural monitoring and prediction comprises a first reporting agent a second reporting agent a database, and a processor. The first reporting agent is configured for reporting aerial data representing relative measurements of an agricultural metric in a geographic area, the relative measurements having an unknown bias. The second reporting is configured for reporting ground-based data representing absolute measurements of the agricultural metric for a portion of the geographic area. The database is configured for storing the absolute measurement data and the relative measurement data along with other farming data for a wide geographic area. The processor is configured for accessing the database and using the ground-based data for the portion of the geographic area to calibrate the aerial data, thereby synthesizing absolute measurements of the agricultural metric for the geographic area from the aerial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Robert J. Lindores, Ted Mayfield, Morrison Ulman
  • Patent number: 8902413
    Abstract: Apparatus and techniques for measuring and managing plant growth with cell phones or similar devices are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Morrison Ulman, James M Janky
  • Patent number: 8893548
    Abstract: Inertial navigation systems for wheeled vehicles with constrained motion degrees of freedom are described. Various parts of the navigation systems may be implemented in a smart-phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Peter Van Wyck Loomis, Morrison Ulman
  • Publication number: 20140285631
    Abstract: An indoor navigation system is based on a multi-beam laser projector, a set of calibrated cameras, and a processor that uses knowledge of the projector design and data on laser spot locations observed by the cameras to solve the space resection problem to find the location and orientation of the projector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED
    Inventors: James M. Janky, Kevin A. I. Sharp, Michael V. McCusker, Morrison Ulman
  • Publication number: 20140208870
    Abstract: Sugar cane yield mapping improves the efficiency of sugar cane farming with benefits to both sugar producers and consumers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: James G. Quaderer, Michael F. Cash, Morrison Ulman