Patents by Inventor Richard E. Feinbloom

Richard E. Feinbloom 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: 5541767
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allowing a user who wears spectacles including at least one lens having a positive magnification factor, to view a distant object through both the lens of the spectacles and a telescope. The method comprises the step of positioning a lens in the optical path of the telescope. The lens placed in the optical path of the telescope is adapted to cancel the positive magnification factor of the lens of the spectacles to maintain the afocal characteristic of telescope. The apparatus comprises at least one afocal telescope defining an optical path having a first lens oriented in the optical path for magnifying a distant object to be viewed through the afocal telescope system. The telescope further comprises a second lens oriented in the optical path for cancelling the positive magnification factor of the lens to maintain the afocal characteristic of the telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1996
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Murphy, Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 5497274
    Abstract: The present invention is a viewing assembly that can selectively create optical compound corrections in the images reflected from the viewing assembly. The viewing assembly includes a reflective surface coupled to a supporting body in such a manner that the reflective surface conforms to the contour of the supporting body. The contour of the supporting body can then be selectively altered by the viewer of the viewing assembly, thereby changing the shape of the reflective surface and creating desired optical corrections in the viewed reflected images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1996
    Assignee: Image Optical Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Soll, Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 5452030
    Abstract: An apparatus for enabling a user having a visual handicap indicative of a condition designated as double vision to obtain substantially binocular vision comprises a first prism associated with the left eye of the user and having a base and a first prismatic deviation, a second prism having a base and a second prismatic deviation different from the first prismatic deviation, and a rotating assembly for rotating the prisms until a binocular vision field is viewable through the prisms by the user. The prismatic deviations are selected so that rotation of the prisms aligns them in a manner which permits the brain to fuse the respective images viewed by each eye into a single image, thereby providing a binocular image field. If desired, corrective lenses which accommodate the far or near distance prescriptions of the left and right eyes may mounted in alignment with the corresponding prisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 5291229
    Abstract: An adjustable telescope alignment apparatus employs a telescopic assembly which is secured about the periphery to a pivot ring. The telescopic assembly extends from the front and back surfaces of the pivot ring. The pivot ring is positioned within a inner peripheral channel of a collet member to form a ball and socket joint. The collet member has an outer threaded area which is engaged by a threaded locking ring which locking ring selectively compresses the collet member. By means of the ball and socket joint one can adjust and move the telescope assembly within a desired cone of rotation. The collet member is inserted within an aperture formed in a carrier lens held by a spectacle frame and is secured to the lens by means of a suitable adhesive as applied to an outer peripheral flange of the collet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1994
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 5168405
    Abstract: A magnifying assembly of the type employing a lens surrounded by a plastic or metal holding is placed in a light diffuser, which light diffuser is an annular member having an open top which is associated with a peripheral flange upon which the magnifying lens rests. The member has a bottom opening which is associated with an annular curved flange which is abraded so as to uniformly diffuse light over the surface of a document to be read whereby the area enclosed by the bottom opening of the annual member is uniformly illuminated by a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Design for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 5166823
    Abstract: A telescope housing has a removable finger accommodating ring secured thereto. The ring is coupled to the housing by a post having left and right flanges with upstanding distal ends opposedly projecting from one end of the post to be inserted into an aperture located in a latch on the ring. In this manner, various telescope assemblies of different magnification can be accommodated by the use of the removable ring which also enables convenient storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Assignee: Designs for Vision Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Thomas Sachs
  • Patent number: 5129717
    Abstract: An adjustable telescope alignment apparatus employs a telescopic assembly which is secured about the periphery to a pivot ring. The telescopic assembly extends from the front and back surfaces of the pivot ring. The pivot ring is positioned within a inner peripheral channel of a collet member to form a ball and socket joint. The collet member has an outer threaded area which is engaged by a threaded locking ring which locking ring selectively compresses the collet member. By means of the ball and socket joint one can adjust and move the telescope assembly within a desired cone of rotation. The collet member is inserted within an aperture formed in a carrier lens held by a spectacle frame and is secured to the lens by means of a suitable adhesive as applied to an outer peripheral flange of the collet member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 5090796
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for assisting in the selection of corrective lenses includes a spectacle frame having at least one test mounting lens emplaced in the eyepiece of the frame. The test mounting lens has a horizontally elongated aperture for releasably and slideable receiving a telescope holder therein. The telescope holder releasably retains a telescope within it and rides in the slot for positioning the telescope in a position that allows a person being tested to see through the telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D325630
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, Thomas W. Cetta
  • Patent number: D328151
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D328155
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D333933
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D334757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1993
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D337886
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D337887
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1993
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D345568
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Feinbloom, R. Perry Gordon
  • Patent number: D350551
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1994
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D350761
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D362009
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1995
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: D362863
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1995
    Assignee: Designs for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom