Composite Or Multiple Layer Patents (Class 264/1.7)
  • Patent number: 11415863
    Abstract: A variable aperture device, which is suitable for photographing and filming of a camera module, includes a main body, a fluid passage, and a fluid accommodation cavity, wherein the main body is used to be provided in the camera module, and the main body has a light-transmitting region, the fluid passage is provided in the light-transmitting region of the main body, the fluid accommodation cavity is in communication with the fluid passage for an light-impermeable fluid to be driven to flow back and forth between the fluid accommodation cavity and the fluid passage to enlarge or reduce the light transmission area of the light-transmitting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenyu Chen, Yinli Fang, Hailing Ding
  • Patent number: 11360325
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens may comprise a main body comprising an optic zone and a peripheral zone disposed adjacent the optic zone, wherein the optic zone comprises a refractive structure that exhibits a first optical power and a diffractive structure disposed within the optic zone, wherein the diffractive structure exhibits a second optical power, wherein the ophthalmic lens is associated with a first target SKU optical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc
    Inventors: Minghan Chen, C. Benjamin Wooley
  • Patent number: 11327206
    Abstract: A diffuser provided with plural shapes obtained by translation on an xy plane of at least one of z=g(x, y) and z=?g(x, y), z=g(x, y) being a smooth function within a rectangle having sides of length of s in x direction and sides of length of t in y direction, the origin being the center of the rectangle, wherein on the sides of the rectangle, g ? ( x , y ) = 0 , ? ? g ? ( x , y ) ? x = 0 , ? ? g ? ( x , y ) ? y = 0 , ? ? 2 ? g ? ( x , y ) ? x 2 = 0 , and ? 2 ? g ? ( x , y ) ? y 2 = 0 , and wherein z=g(x, y) has a single vertex at (xv,yv) g(x,y)=h1(x)·h2(y), first derivative of z=h1(x) is continuous in ( - s 2 , s 2 ) , second derivative of z=h1(x) has a single point of discontinuity in ( - s 2 , x v ) and ? ( x v , s 2 ) , first derivative of z=h2(y) is continuous in ( - t 2 , t 2 ) , and second derivative of z=h2(y) has a single
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NALUX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Seki, Yukinobu Nishio, Toru Inomata, Masato Okano
  • Patent number: 11220129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decoration sheet to be applied to an exterior material for electric home appliances or electronic devices. The decoration sheet includes a pattern layer having lenticular lenses arranged in multiple rows, wherein at least one of the multiple rows has one or more discontinuous lens sections in which the lenticular lens is not continuous, thereby reducing poor visibility and enhancing productivity; and the discontinuous lens sections can be arranged to implement a character, a pattern, or the like, thereby expressing a sense of pattern. Further, the decoration sheet has an adhesive layer formed on the other surface thereof and thus can function to prevent the scattering of a surface of glass or the like onto which the decoration sheet is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SKC HI-TECH & MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-Young Lim, Sang-Hyun Park, Chang-Ho Kang, Seong Do Kim, Hyun Kyung Kwon, Hyung Joon Paik
  • Patent number: 11215826
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lens for a wearable projection system. The lens includes a holographic optical element disposed between layers of the lens. Joints between the holographic optical element and the lens layers on an edge of the lens are covered with a sealant to protect the holographic optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew G. Wade, Andrew Dawn, John Groff, Mickael Guillaumee, William Maginn
  • Patent number: 11198795
    Abstract: A combination comprising a substrate and cured coating composition formed of the hydrolysis product of an epoxy functional alkoxy silane in combination with one or more monoaromatic (mono- or di) glycidyl ethers, the cured coating providing improved adhesion as compared to previous known UV curable coatings. The coating composition includes at least one monoaromatic di- or monoglycidyl ethers, and most preferably includes resorcinol diglycidyl ether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: THE WALMAN OPTICAL COMPANY
    Inventor: Gerald D. Treadway
  • Patent number: 11187920
    Abstract: A molded contact lens comprising a stiffer optic zone relative to the peripheral zone of the contact lens provides an optical element for correcting astigmatism without the need for or substantially minimizing the need for the correction of rotational misalignment. The higher elastic modulus optic zone vaults over the cornea thereby allowing a tear lens to form. The tear lens follows or assumes the shape of the back surface of the contact lens. The combination of the tear lens and the optical zone provide an optical element for correction of refractive error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Dola Sinha
  • Patent number: 11117981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a photopolymer composition comprising: a polymer matrix or a precursor thereof including a reaction product of a polyol including a polyrotaxane compound and a compound containing at least one isocyanate group; a photoreactive monomer; and a photoinitiator. The present invention also relates to a hologram recording medium produced from the photopolymer composition, an optical element comprising the hologram recording medium, and a holographic recording method using the photopolymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Heon Kim, Boo Kyung Kim, Seok Hoon Jang, Yeong Rae Chang
  • Patent number: 11061258
    Abstract: A mold for a plastic lens that arranges an insert member inside a cavity formed between a pair of halved molds, injects and fills molten raw material resin to mold a plastic lens having a predetermined shape, integrally with the insert member. The insert member is arranged on a molding surface on one of the halved molds, a notch to be engaged with a positioning tab formed at a periphery of the insert member is engraved on one parting surface of the halved mold, overlapping with a gate position. Positioning of the insert member is performed by engaging the positioning tab with the notch. With this configuration, in molding a plastic lens having an insert member by injection molding including insert molding, positioning of the insert member is performed at the gate position without deteriorating the quality of a molded product and without increasing the load of post-processing after molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: HOYA LENS THAILAND LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyohiro Saito, Takashi Suzuki, Kenji Tanagawa, Kiyonori Sato
  • Patent number: 11041977
    Abstract: An optical printing positioning system is set forth. The system includes a cavity for retaining an optical surface having an inner surface dimensioned and configured to maintain and to constrain an optical surface disposed therein when the optical surface undergoes a printing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Martin F. Friedberg
  • Patent number: 11020941
    Abstract: A window including a layer of optically clear structural polymer core and two layers of optically clear silicone applied to first and second sides of the core. A method is disclosed for manufacturing a window that comprises injection molding a layer of optically clear structural polymer and solidifying the structural polymer core. Optically clear silicone is then injected onto the entire surface of both of the first and second sides of the optically clear structural polymer core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Thomas F Boettger, Talat Karmo, Stuart C. Salter, Michael Musleh
  • Patent number: 10971531
    Abstract: A photodiode has an absorption layer and a cap layer operatively connected to the absorption layer. A pixel is formed in the cap layer and extends into the absorption layer to receive charge generated from photons therefrom. The pixel defines an annular diffused area to reduce dark current and capacitance. A photodetector includes the photodiode. The photodiode includes an array of pixels formed in the cap layer. At least one of the pixels extends into the absorption layer to receive charge generated from photons therefrom. At least one of the pixels defines an annular diffused area to reduce dark current and capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sensors Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhu Mushini, Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10942301
    Abstract: An optical function panel having a main body comprises a main layer and at least a functional layer combined with main layer, wherein the main layer is thicker than functional layer, and the main layer is composed of a transparent material, the main layer and functional layer are formed by co-extrusion in an extruder, and are formed with regular or irregular salient structures on an upper or/and a lower surface of the main body. The thicknesses of main layer and functional layer and formulae or additives can be adjusted flexibly. The brightness can be increased by the serrated structures on the upper surface of main body while the concealing property is invariant; and the main layer and functional layer are independent of the absolute influence of formulae or additives on the transmittance property of diffuser plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HuiZhou Changed New Materials Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Min Huang
  • Patent number: 10892393
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a substrate, a light emitting element, a light transmissive member and a sealing member. The substrate includes an insulating base material, connection terminals, and external connection sections. The insulating base material has a first main surface, a second main surface, and a mounting surface. The connection terminals are disposed on the first main surface. The external connection sections are disposed on the second main surface. Each of the external connection sections has a narrow-width region and a wide-width region. The light emitting element has a pair of electrodes connected to element connection sections of the pair of connection terminals. The light transmissive member is disposed on an upper surface of the light emitting element. The sealing member covers at least a part of a side surface of the light emitting element and at least a part of the light transmissive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Nakabayashi, Akira Hori
  • Patent number: 10794760
    Abstract: This optical sensor device includes a first light receiving portion having sensitivity to ultraviolet light, a first sealing portion covering the first light receiving portion, a second light receiving portion having sensitivity to ultraviolet light, and a second sealing portion which covers the second light receiving portion. At least one of the first sealing portion and the second sealing portion is configured to transmit at least part of a ultraviolet light wavelength band, the first sealing portion is formed from one or more resin layers and has transmission spectral characteristics that a first wavelength is set as a lower limit value of a transmission wavelength band, and the second sealing portion is formed from one or more resin layers and has transmission spectral characteristics that a second wavelength different from the first wavelength is set as a lower limit value of the transmission wavelength band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: ABLIC INC., TOHOKU TECHNO ARCH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Tsukagoshi, Shigetoshi Sugawa, Rihito Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10734463
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display with a transparent layer such as a cover layer. An ambient light sensor may be aligned with an ambient light sensor window formed from an opening in a masking layer on the transparent layer in an inactive portion of the display. To help mask the ambient light sensor window from view, the ambient light sensor window may be provided with a black coating that matches the appearance of surrounding masking layer material while allowing light to reach the ambient light sensor. The black coating may include multiple pigments and may have a flat spectrum to enhance color ambient light measurements made with the ambient light sensor. The black coating may include a polymer binder or other binder that contains multiple pigments. The pigments may include a black pigment, a blue pigment, and an infrared-light-transparent pigment and/or other pigments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakajima, James R. Wilson, Zhang Jia
  • Patent number: 10718958
    Abstract: An eye-mountable device is provided that includes electronics encapsulated within a rigid, gas-permeable polymeric material. The eye-mountable device includes an electroactive lens that can be operated to control an overall optical power of the eye-mountable device to restore an amount of visual accommodation of an eye to which the device is mounted. A method for fabricating the eye-mountable device is provided that includes applying an adhesive to secure lenses of the electroactive lens together and to maintain an amount of liquid crystal in the space between the lenses. The rigid, gas-permeable polymeric material can then be formed around the electroactive lens, electronics, or other elements of the eye-mountable device. The rigid, gas-permeable polymeric material can be mountable to a corneal surface of an eye or can be disposed on or within a soft polymeric material that is mountable to the corneal surface of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Scott Kennedy, Jeremy Emken
  • Patent number: 10688597
    Abstract: A system uses a femtosecond laser beam to polish a surface of an optical element to optical smoothness. The system includes a fixture, a laser system, and a controller. The fixture holds the optical element. The laser system generates the femtosecond laser beam. The femtosecond laser beam includes converging laser pulses with a pulse duration less than 900 femtoseconds. The controller controls relative positioning of the surface of the optical element and the femtosecond laser beam so that a waist of the femtosecond laser beam is outside the optical element and 0.5-2.0 Rayleigh ranges away from the surface of the optical element. Also, an intensity of the femtosecond laser beam at the surface of the optical element is sufficient to ablate the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory David Miller
  • Patent number: 10690896
    Abstract: Comprising, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power; a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power; a third lens group G3 having negative refractive power; a fourth lens group G4 having positive refractive power; a fifth lens group G5 having negative refractive power; and a sixth lens group G6 having positive refractive power; upon varying magnification, air distances between the neighboring lens groups G1-G6 being varied; and a predetermined conditional expression being satisfied, thereby providing a variable magnification optical system which has excellent optical performance, an optical apparatus, and a method for manufacturing a variable magnification optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Kosuke Machida, Takeshi Suzuki, Takeru Uehara
  • Patent number: 10675823
    Abstract: A method of forming a compound lens includes molding multiple lens elements to form a compound lens. The multiple lens elements are molded from polymers that provide each lens element with the desired optical properties. First and second lens elements formed from a first polymer can be molded around a central, third element formed from a second polymer that differs from the first polymer by the addition of a cyclic substituent group. During curing of the lens elements, cross-links are formed between the first and second polymers to form an molded, integrally formed compound lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LumenFlow
    Inventor: Harold W. Brunt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10677415
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical system including a TIR mother lens and a secondary output lens, preferably for efficiently distributing light out of an LED track lighting system. The optical system of the present disclosure is configured to create variant beam angles from a lens assembly using the same TIR lens. Preferably, by altering the dimensions and focal lengths of the secondary output lens in a single TIR lens, the optical system can create a variety of beam angles, including, but not limited to, Spot (“SP”), Narrow Flood (“NFL”), Flood (“FL”), or Wide Flood (“WFL”) beam angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AMERLUX LLC
    Inventor: Feng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10648634
    Abstract: A two-color molded lens includes: a lens body portion and a lens peripheral wall portion that rises toward an inner surface side of the two-color molded lens from a peripheral edge portion of the lens peripheral wall portion. The two-color molded lens is provided with a hard coating film on an outer surface thereof and an anti-fogging coating film on the inner surface thereof. The primary molded product is formed to wrap around from the lens body portion, the secondary molded product is formed to wrap around from the lens peripheral wall portion, a joining surface between the primary molded product and the secondary molded product is positioned on the lens body portion, and a corner R is set to a value of R0.2 mm or less in the primary molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keisuke Mizutani, Kenta Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10620456
    Abstract: A molded contact lens comprising a stiffer optic zone relative to the peripheral zone of the contact lens provides an optical element for correcting astigmatism without the need for or substantially minimizing the need for the correction of rotational misalignment. The higher elastic modulus optic zone vaults over the cornea thereby allowing a tear lens to form. The tear lens follows or assumes the shape of the back surface of the contact lens. The combination of the tear lens and the optical zone provide an optical element for correction of refractive error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Dola Sinha
  • Patent number: 10585242
    Abstract: The channel waveguides disclosed herein have bend compensation in the form of at least one compensated bend section. The channel waveguides are formed in a glass-based substrate having a glass-based matrix. The channel waveguide has an waveguide IOX region with a straight section and a bend section. The waveguide IOX region at the bend section is superimposed with a quasi-linear modifying IOX region to form a compensated bend IOX region that defines the compensated bend section. The compensated bend section has a reduced amount of optical loss as compared to if the compensated bend section had a refractive index profile that was the same as the straight section. Methods of forming the compensated bend sections for the channel waveguides are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Lars Martin Otfried Brusberg, Sergey Anatol'evich Kuchinsky, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Aramais Robert Zakharian
  • Patent number: 10562213
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of manufacturing first and second members with different materials when molding injection molding body one after another using first to third molds disposed at 120 degrees from each other on a turntable that performs reciprocating motion at 120 degrees and using fourth to sixth molds provided opposite to the first to third molds, respectively. According to the solution, first to third injection devices are disposed on the sides of fourth to sixth molds, respectively, the first injection device is caused to perform primary injection to mold a first member, and the second and third injection devices are caused to perform primary injection to mold a second member and secondary injection to integrate the first and second members with each other, whereby the first and second members can be manufactured with different materials one after another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsuba Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Umezawa
  • Patent number: 10479577
    Abstract: Printed multilayer polymeric films are provided that include a flexible polymeric film layer, one or more non-photochromic layers each including a solvent-based ink composition having one or more non-photochromic inks that are at least partially transparent to ultraviolet radiation, and one or more photochromic layers each including a water-based ink composition having one or more photochromic inks that undergo a color change upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Also provided are methods for making the printed multilayer polymeric films. Packages for containing a product therein that include the printed multilayer polymeric films are also provided. Methods for making the packages and methods for packaging a product that employ the printed multilayer polymeric films are also provided. Rolls of film for forming the packages that include the printed multilayer polymeric films are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Printpack Illinois, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Suryanarayanan, Jeffrey Boekeloo
  • Patent number: 10449036
    Abstract: Intraocular implants and methods of making intraocular implants are provided. The intraocular implants can improve the vision of a patient, such as by increasing the depth of focus of an eye of a patient. In particular, the intraocular implants can include a mask having an annular portion with a relatively low visible light transmission surrounding a relatively high transmission central portion such as a clear lens or aperture. This construct is adapted to provide an annular mask with a small aperture for light to pass through to the retina to increase depth of focus. The intraocular implant may have an optical power for refractive correction. The intraocular implant may be implanted in any location along the optical pathway in the eye, e.g., as an implant in the anterior or posterior chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AcuFocus, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce A. Christie, Alexei N. Kosmynine
  • Patent number: 10365504
    Abstract: An eye-mountable device is provided that includes electronics encapsulated within a rigid, gas-permeable polymeric material. The eye-mountable device includes an electroactive lens that can be operated to control an overall optical power of the eye-mountable device to restore an amount of visual accommodation of an eye to which the device is mounted. A method for fabricating the eye-mountable device is provided that includes applying an adhesive to secure lenses of the electroactive lens together and to maintain an amount of liquid crystal in the space between the lenses. The rigid, gas-permeable polymeric material can then be formed around the electroactive lens, electronics, or other elements of the eye-mountable device. The rigid, gas-permeable polymeric material can be mountable to a corneal surface of an eye or can be disposed on or within a soft polymeric material that is mountable to the corneal surface of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Scott Kennedy, Jeremy Emken
  • Patent number: 10359643
    Abstract: A Free-form contact lens and method of making the same. The lens includes a posterior optical quality surface having a concave shape, an opposing anterior surface having a convex shape both of which join at a lens edge that defines an outer periphery of the contact lens, and at least a first lens feature having a predetermined shape and made of a first polymerized Reactive Mixture. The remainder of the lens is made of a second polymerized Reactive Mixture that is different than the first polymerized Reactive Mixture, and that is covalently bonded thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wildsmith, Peter W. Sites, Mukul Kanaujia, Joe M. Wood
  • Patent number: 10355155
    Abstract: A method of producing an optical element, which includes a glass substrate and a sheet-like formed body, is provided. The sheet-like formed body is formed of an organic resin, one surface of which has a fresnel lens pattern and the other surface of which is bonded to the glass substrate. The sheet-like formed body is a thermoplastic polymer composition. A bonding surface of the sheet-like formed body facing the glass substrate is treated by irradiating active energy. A bonding surface of the glass substrate facing the sheet-like formed body is bonded to the bonding surface of the sheet-like formed body by using a silane coupling agent as a crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Abe, Shinji Hiramatsu, Katsuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10247859
    Abstract: A virtual curved surface display panel and a display device are provided. The virtual curved surface display panel includes a flat display panel having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, and an array of convex lenses arranged on a light exit surface of the flat display panel. The array of convex lenses makes a track of image distances of the pixels form a curved surface. By adjusting the focal lengths of the lenses, the image distances of the pixels in the flat display panel can be various. The images of the pixels are then distributed on a curved surface. A visual effect of a virtual curved surface can be achieved with a flat display panel, improving the effect of visual impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Gao, Xiaochuan Chen, Yafeng Yang, Jifeng Tan, Pengcheng Lu, Qian Wang, Can Zhang, Can Wang, Xinli Ma, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 10246541
    Abstract: A method for making a biodegradable ophthalmic lens includes steps of mixing poly[bis(methacrylate)phosphazene], hydrophilic monomers, and a photoinitiator to form a mixture; feeding the mixture into a mold, and heating or exposing the mixture to ultraviolet radiation, thereby causing the poly[bis(methacrylate)phosphazene] to function as a cross-linking agent. Such cross-linking agent undergoes a polymerization reaction with the hydrophilic monomers and the photoinitiator to form a polyphosphazenes hydrogel; and the polyphosphazenes hydrogel is then removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MiiCs & Partners (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Wen Chien
  • Patent number: 10226884
    Abstract: Disclosed are a visor and a method of making the same. The method includes 1) preparing molds and molding material, 2) performing a primary injection molding, and 3) performing a secondary injection molding. According to the method, the first part and the second part are independently made on an injection mold, therefore the hardness of the first part and the second part can be made to be different so that the visor body consisting of the first part and the second part has different hardness at different positions. The disclosure further includes a visor, comprising a visor body which is composed of a first part and a second part, where the hardness of the first part is less than that of the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Yi Shiang Chan
  • Patent number: 10209534
    Abstract: A molded contact lens comprising a stiffer optic zone relative to the peripheral zone of the contact lens provides an optical element for correcting astigmatism without the need for or substantially minimizing the need for the correction of rotational misalignment. The higher elastic modulus optic zone vaults over the cornea thereby allowing a tear lens to form. The tear lens follows or assumes the shape of the back surface of the contact lens. The combination of the tear lens and the optical zone provide an optical element for correction of refractive error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Dola Sinha
  • Patent number: 10197806
    Abstract: Embodiments regard fabrication of air gap regions in multicomponent lens systems. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a first lens, the first lens including a pattern of photoresist material; a second lens bonded with the first lens by the photoresist material; and an air gap region between the first lens and the second lens. The photoresist pattern defines the air gap region between the first lens and the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Omar Negrete
  • Patent number: 10131815
    Abstract: The invention is related to a hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens having a layered structural configuration: a lower water content silicone hydrogel core (or bulk material) completely covered with a layer of a higher water content hydrogel totally or substantially free of silicone. A hydrated silicone hydrogel contact lens of the invention possesses high oxygen permeability for maintaining the corneal health and a soft, water-rich, lubricious surface for wearing comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Yongxing Qiu, John Dallas Pruitt, Sibichen J. Thekveli, Robert Carey Tucker, Jared Nelson
  • Patent number: 10042248
    Abstract: An illumination optical unit for a mask inspection system is used with EUV illumination light. A hollow waveguide of the illumination optical unit serves for guiding the illumination light. The hollow waveguide has an entry opening for the illumination light and an exit opening for the illumination light. An imaging mirror optical unit, arranged downstream of the hollow waveguide serves to image the exit opening into an illumination field. This results in an illumination optical unit, the throughput of which is optimized for the EUV illumination light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Degünther, Thomas Korb
  • Patent number: 10039634
    Abstract: An intraocular lens provided for implantation into an eye, includes a lens body having a central region, haptics for holding the intraocular lens in place within the eye after implantation, and an activatable zone outside the central region. After implantation of the intraocular lens into the eye, the lens body is deformed in the central region and/or at least one of the position, the rotation or the tilt of the intraocular lens within the eye changes upon irradiating only the activatable zone with laser radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Manfred Dick, Martin Kühner
  • Patent number: 10029431
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments generally relate to extruding multiple layers of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape. In particular, the aspects of the disclosed embodiments are directed to a method for producing a Bragg reflector comprising co-extrusion of micro- to nano-polymer layers in a tubular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters, Christopher Hummel
  • Patent number: 10008637
    Abstract: Light emitter devices and methods with reduced dimensions and improved light output are provided. In one embodiment, a light emitter device includes a submount having an area of approximately 6 square millimeters (mm2) or less. The device can further include a light emitting chip on the submount and a lens disposed over the light emitting chip and positioned on the submount. The device can be operable for emitting light at approximately 100 lumens or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Britt, David T. Emerson, Raymond Rosado, Justin Lydon
  • Patent number: 9970749
    Abstract: Provided are: a sheet of colloidal crystals immobilized in resin exhibiting intense structural color, enabled to be observed easily from a squarely facing direction against a surface; and use thereof. The sheet of the present invention, assuming a direction perpendicular to part of a surface of a target area including partially the sheet surface is set as a specified axis, satisfies: (1) The target area includes plural inclined back-reflecting crystal-domains crystal domains having colloid particles immobilized in resin and including crystal lattice planes capable of Bragg-back reflecting at least some of components in a visible wavelength range of incident light having greater than 0 incident angle with the specified axis; and (2) By defining an azimuth angle around the specified axis, the inclined back-reflecting crystal-domains are so oriented that intensity of reflected light caused by Bragg back reflection varies depending on the azimuth angle of the incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: FUJI KAGAKU CORPORATION, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawanaka, Fumio Uchida, Tsutomu Sawada, Seiichi Furumi, Hiroshi Fudoji
  • Patent number: 9903984
    Abstract: An optical-dispersion corrected optical-element with a first and a second surface for imaging equal angle quadrilateral focal plane array (FPA). The optical-dispersion element comprises a first nanocomposite-ink with a first nanofiller dispersed in a cured organic-matrix and a second nanocomposite-ink with a second nanofiller dispersed in the cured organic-matrix. Optical-dispersion of the second nanocomposite-ink is different than optical-dispersion of the first nanocomposite-ink. The distribution of the first nanocomposite-ink and second nanocomposite-ink corrects chromatic aberration and creates a refractive gradient that is non-radially symmetric to correct for an image plane array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Vadient Optics, LLC
    Inventor: George Williams
  • Patent number: 9901247
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method including forming a polymer layer defining a side of an eye-mountable device. The method may also include providing an adhesive in a ring-shaped pattern on a ring-shaped substrate or on the first polymer layer. The method may also include providing the ring-shaped substrate on the first polymer layer in a predetermined rotational orientation. The method may also include applying a force to one or more of the ring-shaped substrate and the polymer layer to adhere the first polymer layer to the ring-shaped substrate. The method may also include curing the ring-shaped substrate and the first polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey George Linhardt, Zenghe Liu
  • Patent number: 9895832
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a plastic lens that can enhance productivity by shortening the cooling time without affecting transferability even if the temperature of a mold is set low and may be applicable to an existing injection molding apparatus. When a plastic lens having a prescribed lens shape is manufactured by injecting and filling a molten resin in a cavity 3 formed between a movable mold 1 and a fixed mold 2, a molding surface of at least one of cavity forming member insert molds 11 and 12 is formed in glass substrates 11a and 12a, and for a period of time for which filling is completed with the cavity 3 being filled with a raw material resin that flows into the cavity 3, temperature control is conducted such that the surface temperature of the molding surface does not exceed the glass transition temperature of the raw material resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norio Takatori, Kiyonori Sato
  • Patent number: 9846286
    Abstract: Provided herein is an optical module including: an optical receptacle including a first lens and a second lens; a lens module including a lens unit facing the second lens of the optical receptacle; and an optical element configured to receive a beam emitted from the lens module or form a beam to be emitted to the lens module. A horizontal length and a vertical length of a cross-section of the first lens may differ from each other, and a horizontal length and a vertical length of a cross-section of the second lens may differ from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kwon Seob Lim, Hyoung Jun Park, Hyun Seo Kang, Jai Sang Koh, Keo Sik Kim, Young Sun Kim, Jeong Eun Kim, Ji Hyoung Ryu, Eun Kyoung Jeon, Young Soon Heo
  • Patent number: 9789655
    Abstract: A body-mountable device may include a first polymer layer, a second polymer layer, and a structure that includes a sensor between the first and second polymer layers. Fabricating the body-mountable device may involve providing a respective surface layer on each of one or more molding pieces, forming a first polymer layer, positioning the structure on the first polymer layer and then forming, between molding pieces, the second polymer layer over the structure positioned on the first polymer layer. The surface layer of each molding piece may facilitate release of the polymer layer or fabricated body-mountable device without disruption to the embedded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Benjamin Weibel, Daniel Patrick Barrows, Jeffrey George Linhardt
  • Patent number: 9696464
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mold having an irregularly uneven surface structure in which an average inclination angle is from 20 to 80 degrees; an optical article having an irregularly uneven surface structure in which an average inclination angle is from 20 to 80 degrees; a method for manufacturing an optical article having an irregularly uneven surface structure by transferring an uneven structure of a mold; a transparent substrate for a surface light emitter which uses an optical article having an irregularly uneven surface structure; and a surface light emitter having a transparent substrate for a surface light emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumiko Saeki, Toshiaki Hattori, Toru Tokimitsu
  • Patent number: 9676155
    Abstract: The lens is made by injection molding in a mold through the injection of molten plastic material in at least three injection shots using a multistep process. It includes a first outer lens part, a second outer lens part and a lens core part forming an interior of the lens. The lens core part is embedded between the first and second outer lens parts. The lens core part is divided into at least two subparts separated at least partially by at least one elongated slot extending across the lens core part between the first and second surfaces of the lens core part. The slot or slots made through the lens core part are filled and fused with the plastic material of the first outer lens part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: DBM REFLEX ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventors: George Iatan, Michel Marcotte
  • Patent number: 9664416
    Abstract: A mirror (31) that reflects solar light, a rear plate (35) that supports a rear surface of the mirror (31), and a support frame (36) that is disposed on a rear surface of the rear plate (35) are prepared. Next, the rear plate (35) and the support frame (36) are joined to each other. Moreover, an adhesive agent is disposed between the mirror (31) and the rear plate (35), the mirror (31), the rear plate (35), and the support frame (36) are elastically deformed so that a reflecting surface of the mirror (31) forms a target three-dimensional curved surface, using a lower mold (51) and an upper mold (52), and the elastically deformed state is maintained until the adhesive agent is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Akira Furutani
  • Patent number: 9644107
    Abstract: An optical-dispersion corrected optical-element, the optical-element comprising a first nanocomposite-ink, the first nanocomposite-ink comprising nanofillers dispersed in a cured organic-matrix, a second nanocomposite-ink, the second nanocomposite-ink comprising the nanofillers dispersed in a the cured organic-matrix, optical-dispersion of the second nanocomposite-ink different than optical-dispersion of the first nanocomposite-ink, wherein the distribution of the first nanocomposite-ink and the second nanocomposite-ink result in optical-dispersion refractive-gradients, where the refractive-gradients correct chromatic aberration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Vadient Optics, LLC.
    Inventor: George Williams