Patents by Inventor Ronald D. Blum

Ronald D. Blum 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).

  • Publication number: 20240036355
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Patent number: 11822155
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Patent number: 11774783
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ophthalmic systems and coatings comprising a selective light wavelength filter, wherein said selective filter provides improved contrast sensitivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: High Performance Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Ishak, Ronald D. Blum, Sean P. McGinnis, Michael B. Packard
  • Publication number: 20230305320
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be routed from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 28, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Charles Willey, Tiziano Tabacchi, Martin Boch, Massimo Pinazza, Scott N. Richman, Volkan Ozguz
  • Patent number: 11701315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic systems with blue light filtering and Yellowness Index ranges. UV and IR filtering are also included. Industrial applications are also outlined in the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: High Performance Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Ishak, Sean P. McGinnis, Ronald D. Blum, Michael B. Packard
  • Publication number: 20230113330
    Abstract: A lens including a flexible refractive optic having a fixed refractive index, an electro-active element embedded within the flexible refractive optic, wherein the electro-active element has an alterable refractive index, and a controller electrically connected to the electro-active element wherein when power is applied thereto the refractive index of the electro-active element is altered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Joshua N. Haddock, William Kokonaski, John M. Hunkeler
  • Publication number: 20230086814
    Abstract: An eyewear system including an eyewear frame and an application module. The eyewear frame including a docking station, and an electronic connector including a first set of preconfigured application connection points. The application module adapted to be mounted to the docking station, and including an electronic device configured to perform a function, and a second set of preconfigured application connection points corresponding to at least some of the first set of preconfigured application connection points. The second set of preconfigured application connection points including at least two different sub-function connections used to support the function of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: March 23, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Yongping Wang, Mark Graham, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus
  • Patent number: 11586057
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be muted from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: E-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Charles Willey, Tiziano Tabacchi, Martin Boch, Massimo Pinazza, Scott N. Richman, Volkan Ozguz
  • Publication number: 20230028581
    Abstract: A lens including a flexible refractive optic having a fixed refractive index, an electro active element embedded within the flexible refractive optic, wherein the electro-active element has an alterable refractive index, and a controller electrically, connected to the electro-active element wherein when power is applied thereto the refractive index of the electro-active element is altered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Joshua N. Haddock, William Kokonaski, John M. Hunkeler
  • Publication number: 20220390767
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Patent number: 11474380
    Abstract: A lens including a flexible refractive optic having a fixed refractive index, an electro-active element embedded within the flexible refractive optic, wherein the electro-active element has an alterable refractive index, and a controller electrically connected to the electro-active element wherein when power is applied thereto the refractive index of the electro-active element is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Joshua N. Haddock, William Kokonaski, John M. Hunkeler
  • Patent number: 11262796
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wristwatch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads-up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Publication number: 20220060836
    Abstract: A hearing aid system according to sonic examples includes a hearing aid which includes a microphone, amplifier, speaker, and a telecoil. In some examples, the hearing aid may include a battery or a capacitor for storing power wirelessly received from a distance separated wireless power transfer unit. The telecoil may be configured to receive audio signals and couple the audio signals to audio processing circuitry of the hearing aid. The telecoil may be further configured to receive power signals from the base unit and couple the power signals to power supply circuitry of the hearing aid, for example for charging the battery of the hearing aid. Examples of transmitter and receiver coils, and of distance and orientation optimization are described. Examples of wireless charging systems that may be used with hearing aids or other medical assistance devices are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: PogoTec Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. BLUM, William KOKONASKI, Stefan BAUER, Jean-Noel FEHR, Amitava GUPTA, Richard CLOMPUS
  • Publication number: 20220057657
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide a first device that comprises eyeglasses, where the eyeglasses may further include a lens housing, a first temple and a second temple coupled to the lens housing, and a first and a second lens supported by the lens housing. The first device may further include a fa├žade that covers the lens housing. The first device may further comprise an electronic component and at least one conductive path may be provided from the electronic component to the first lens having a portion that runs through the lens housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Applicant: E-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, William Kokonaski, Charles Willey
  • Publication number: 20220035181
    Abstract: A connector assembly comprising a base having an adapter and a retainer, the adapter configured to reversibly couple to a wearable device using a magnet, ferromagnetic material, or combinations thereof; an elastic member partially positioned within the retainer, the elastic member having a first loop portion adjacent a first end of the retainer and a second loop portion adjacent a second end of the retainer; and wherein the elastic member is configured to stretchably move with respect to the base such that, responsive to a force pulling the first loop portion over a portion of an eyewear frame, the second loop portion changes in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: RONALD D. BLUM, WALTER DANNHARDT, RICHARD CLOMPUS, WILLIAM KOKONASKI, JEAN-NOEL FEHR, STEFAN BAUER, AMITAVA GUPTA
  • Publication number: 20220011604
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be routed from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: E-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua Haddock, Yongping Wang
  • Patent number: 11166112
    Abstract: A hearing aid system according to some examples includes a hearing aid which includes a microphone, amplifier, speaker, and a telecoil. In some examples, the hearing aid may include a battery or a capacitor for storing power wirelessly received from a distance separated wireless power transfer unit. The telecoil may be configured to receive audio signals and couple the audio signals to audio processing circuitry of the hearing aid. The telecoil may be further configured to receive power signals from the base unit and couple the power signals to power supply circuitry of the hearing aid, for example for charging the battery of the hearing aid. Examples of transmitter and receiver coils, and of distance and orientation optimization are described. Examples of wireless charging systems that may be used with hearing aids or other medical assistance devices are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Pogotec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noel Fehr, Amitava Gupta, Richard Clompus
  • Patent number: 11144090
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wrist watch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston
  • Patent number: 11061252
    Abstract: Eyewear including an optical functional member, control electronics, and a sealed electrical connective element connecting the electronics to the optical functional member. The connective element can directly connect the electronics to the optical functional member, or can connect through an intermediate contact, e.g., a plug-and-receptacle. The connective element can be routed from the electronics, around a rimlock of the eyewear to the optical functional member. The connective element can be a conductive compressible member, such as conductive rubber. In some embodiments, the connective element can be a multiconductor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: e-Vision, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Joshua N. Haddock, Charles Willey, Tiziano Tabacchi, Martin Boch, Massimo Pinazza, Scott N. Richman, Volkan Ozguz
  • Publication number: 20210173430
    Abstract: Eyewear is provided including a frame, and a camera connected with the frame, in which the camera is configured to be controlled by a remote controller. The camera may be configured to capture video and/or a photo. The eyewear may include data storage, and the camera may be connected to the data storage. A wristwatch may be configured to act both as a time piece and a controller of the camera. The eyewear may also include a heads up display and/or a video file player. The eyewear may also include an electro-active lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston