Combined Patents (Class 351/158)
  • Patent number: 10656438
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart contact lens and a light-transmitting body thereof. The smart contact lens includes a light-transmitting body, an image-sensing module and an image display module. The light-transmitting body has a first view window and a second view window. The image-sensing module diverges from the second view window by a predetermined horizontal distance. The image display module diverges from the first view window by a predetermined horizontal distance. The light-transmitting body has a first transmission path formed between the second view window and the image-sensing module, and a second transmission path formed between the first view window and the image display module. An external image source received by the second view window is transmitted to the image-sensing module through the first transmission path, and an internal image source generated by the image display module is transmitted to an eyeball through the second transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Chien-Shou Liao
  • Patent number: 10649210
    Abstract: A display apparatus has an image generator that generates image-bearing light from a f surface and a lens spaced apart from the image generator and having an aspheric incident refractive surface concave to the image generator and having an aspheric reflective surface concave to the image generator, wherein a principal axis of the reflective surface is normal to the image generator. A beam splitter plate disposed in free space between the image generator and the lens has first and second parallel surfaces that are oblique to a line of sight of a viewer. The lens and the beam splitter plate define a viewer eye box for the image-bearing light along the line of sight of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Monroe Cobb, Kevin J Magierski
  • Patent number: 10649239
    Abstract: A pair of electronic eyeglasses includes an eyeglasses frame and an eyeglasses lens mounted within the eyeglasses frame. At least one femtoprojector is embedded within the eyeglasses lens. The femtoprojector includes an image source and an optical system that projects an image from the image source onto the retina of the wearer. The femtoprojector is small enough that is does not significantly interfere with the wearer's view through the eyeglasses lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert John Kniess, Brian Elliot Lemoff
  • Patent number: 10649233
    Abstract: An unobtrusive augmented reality (AR) system can be used to assist the wearer in every day interactions by projecting information from the contact lens display onto the retina of the wearer's eye. The unobtrusive augmented reality system includes a necklace and a contact lens display that are unobtrusive to the wearer and the wearer's surrounding environment. The necklace of the unobtrusive augmented reality system generates power and data for the contact lens displays. The necklace and contact lens display include conductive coils inductively coupled by a magnetic field. The inductive coupling allows data and power generated by the necklace to be transferred to the contact lens display. A projector in the contact lens display projects images generated from the data onto the retina of the wearers eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan, Herbert John Kniess, Ion Opris, Michael West Wiemer, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Patent number: 10644543
    Abstract: An augmented reality system can include an electronic contact lens, a power source, and a head wearable object. The contact lens, power source, and head wearable object all include corresponding conductive loops to enable wireless transfer of power between the power source and the contact lens. When current is driven through a conductive loop of the power source, the power source generates a primary time-varying magnetic field. The primary time varying magnetic field induces a current in a conductive loop of the head wearable object. The induced current in the head wearable object generates a secondary time-varying magnetic field. Both the primary and secondary time varying magnetic field generate a current in the conductive loop of the contact lens. The system can also include a haptic feedback system that allows information to be communicated between elements of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Hawk Yin Pang, Herbert John Kniess
  • Patent number: 10639765
    Abstract: A real-time calculation system capable of computing the industrial optical performance and yields of a prescription laboratory is disclosed. The system uses statistical analysis to determine the compensation factors that can be applied to given products, Semi-Finish, materials, or lens designs to increase the lab yields. Using a monitoring and configuration system, the user tracks the evolution of the laboratory's performance and identifies areas in which yields are impacted. The user defines how the calculation system will optimize the laboratory's performance, such as by defining how the compensation factors will be calculated and applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Sebastien Piraube, Brad J. Gelb
  • Patent number: 10642050
    Abstract: Systems and devices are disclosed herein that provide or relate to modular accessory devices for a wearable device, such as a glasses-style head-mountable device (HMD). Illustrative systems may include a first frame component having an accessory slot accessible via an entry point on a transverse surface of the first frame component, a second frame component movably coupled to the first frame component, and one or more accessory devices that each have a slot-mating feature shaped for insertion into and removal from the accessory slot via the entry point. The second frame component may be movable between a first position in which the second frame component blocks access to the entry point, and a second position in which the second frame component allows access to the entry point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay Kothari, Christopher Hoover, Raymond Gradwohl, Kenneth Robertson, Melvin Chua, John Stivoric, Zoey Zweber, Jacques Gagne
  • Patent number: 10634922
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers, including speaker assemblies in a temple portion of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10635244
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes: display part disposed to correspond to two eyes of a user, and including wires and one or more pixels connected to the wires; and a sensor disposed around the display part and configured to sense a touch of the user. The sensor includes sensing electrodes, and at least one of the sensing electrodes is provided on the same layer as a portion of the display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Ki Hong, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10624781
    Abstract: Micro-droplet delivery devices and methods are described where the device may comprise a piezoelectric actuator having a piezoelectric chip that is operatively coupled to a drug package under a preloading force. The actuator is configured to generate an acoustic pressure within the drug package to dispense droplets of an agent from an aperture, e.g., to the corneal surface of the eye. The piezoelectric actuator can be coupled or decoupled from the drug package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kedalion Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Yehuda Ivri
  • Patent number: 10624790
    Abstract: Embodiments for systems, methods and apparatuses of eyewear are disclosed. One method includes treating a patient with shutter glasses therapy for a relatively short period of time, such as at least a 6 week period; wherein the shutter glasses therapy includes blanking a first lens of shutter glasses being worn by the patient for a first blocking time, blanking a second lens of the shutter glasses being worn by the patient for a second blocking time, and controllably setting at least one of the first blocking time and the second blocking time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: David Chao, Zhiyang Guo, Jason Sweis, Vivian Liane Rice, Grace C Sheen, Eric S Hussey
  • Patent number: 10624735
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing improved intraocular lenses (IOLs), include features for reducing side effects, such as halos, glare and best focus shifts, in multifocal refractive lenses and extended depth of focus lenses. Exemplary ophthalmic lenses can include a continuous, power progressive aspheric surface based on two or more merged optical zones, the aspheric surface being defined by a single aspheric equation. Continuous power progressive intraocular lenses can mitigate optical side effects that typically result from abrupt optical steps. Aspheric power progressive and aspheric extended depth of focus lenses can be combined with diffractive lens profiles to further enhance visual performance while minimizing dysphotopsia effects. The combination can provide an increased depth of focus that is greater than an individual depth of focus of either the refractive profile or the diffractive profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMO GRONINGEN B.V.
    Inventors: Carmen Canovas Vidal, Aixa Alarcon Heredia, Patricia Ann Piers, Hendrik A. Weeber
  • Patent number: 10623628
    Abstract: An electronics-enabled eyewear device provides a primary command channel and a secondary command channel for receiving user input during untethered wear, one of the command channels providing for tap input detected by motion sensor(s) incorporated in a body of the eyewear device. A predefined tap sequence or pattern can be applied to frame of the device to trigger as device function. In one example, a double tap of the device's frame causes charge level display indicating a battery charge level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Hanover
  • Patent number: 10617914
    Abstract: A training aid for a swimmer includes a housing. The housing is sealed so that the housing is water tight. A coupler is coupled to the housing and is configured to couple to a swimmer's goggles to couple the housing to the goggles. A power module, a microprocessor, and a sensor are coupled to and positioned in the housing. An indicator is coupled to the housing. The microprocessor is operationally coupled to the power module. The sensor and the indicator are operationally coupled to the microprocessor. The sensor is configured to detect motion of the housing so that the microprocessor is positioned to determine a speed of the swimmer and to compare performance values of the swimmer relative to target values. The microprocessor is positioned to selectively signal the indicator to notify the swimmer of a difference between the performance values and the target values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Magalhaes, Filipe Magalhaes
  • Patent number: 10617025
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a wearable device, a display module, a fixing rack and a connecting rod module. The wearable device is used to be placed on a human head. The display module is used to cover human eyes. The fixing rack is fixedly connected to the wearable device. The connecting rod module includes a support arm and a sliding member. The support arm is pivotally connected to the fixing rack. The sliding member is fixedly connected to the display module, and slidably engaged with the support arm and the fixing rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Chen, Yuan-Peng Yu, Hung-Chieh Wu, Feng-Shih Lin, Chi-Chang Yu, Chia-Hsing Shih, Shen-Her Wang
  • Patent number: 10598959
    Abstract: Lenses may be mounted to eyewear using several techniques. A first technique involves the use of a lens unit that is mounted to a frame at a frame bridge. The lens unit includes a lens frame split proximate to the frame bridge, allowing the frame to be opened and a lens inserted. A second technique involves a mechanical interference arrangement that allows a lens to be inserted into, and retained by, a frame groove in a front frame. An inner cover may then be affixed to the front frame to enclose electronics in the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Jung Sik Yang, Eliot Kim
  • Patent number: 10591745
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for wearable devices such as eyewear are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device includes a frame, a temple, onboard electronics components, and a coupling mechanism. The frame is configured to hold one or more optical elements. The temple is connected to the frame at an articulated joint such that the temple is disposable between a collapsed condition and a wearable condition in which the device is wearable by a user to hold the one or more optical elements within user view. The onboard electronics components comprise at least a pair of electronics components carried by the frame and the temple respectively. The coupling mechanism is incorporated in the articulated joint and that is configured to electrically connect the pair of electronics components across the articulated joint both when the temple is in the wearable condition and when the temple is in the collapsed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 10564446
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for establishing the representation of the edge of a spectacle lens or of a left spectacle lens and a right spectacle lens for a spectacle wearer is disclosed. The method includes: providing image data relating to the spectacle wearer with a worn spectacle frame; calculating information data derived from the image data; calculating a deterministically optimizable cost function linking the information data with spectacle lens data, wherein the spectacle lens data describe the spatial extent of at least one spectacle lens held in the spectacle frame; and setting a curve of an edge of the spectacle lens or of the left spectacle lens and the right spectacle lens by optimizing the cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, Carl Zeiss AG
    Inventors: Claudia Nieuwenhuis, Oliver Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10560769
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMID) includes a strap arm that transmits audio. The HMID includes a front rigid body and a strap arm. The strap arm includes a body portion defining a boss having an aperture that rotatably connects the strap arm to the front rigid body. The body portion defines an audio passage to transmit sound and an audio port to output the sound. The audio passage is defined along the body portion between the aperture of the boss and the audio port. A speaker is positioned, such as within the aperture, to emit the sound through the audio passage and to the audio port. The strap arm can further include a back volume unit that enhances the sound transmitted through the audio passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Wesley Bristol, Scott Andrew Dallmeyer, Quintin Morris, Matthew James Devoe, David Tao
  • Patent number: 10542915
    Abstract: A wearable device includes at least one sensor for obtaining a unique identifier from the wearer when the wearer and for transmitting the unique identifier to one or more computer processors for use in determining whether the wearer is a particular individual. The wearable device may also include a wireless communications device for transmitting a signal (e.g., to a remote computing device) that confirms the identity of the wearer as the particular individual. A remote computing device, or other device, or individual, may then, based at least in part on receiving the signal, grant wearer access to a computer program, computing system, and/or a particular physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vision Service Plan
    Inventors: Jay William Sales, Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Matthew Allen Workman, Meghan Kathleen Murphy, Matthew David Steen
  • Patent number: 10539812
    Abstract: An eyewear control system for a variable transmittance optical filter assembly configurable to cover at least a portion of a lens of an eyewear device. The eyewear control system includes a controller communicatively coupled to a pair of load terminals. The eyewear control system also includes a light sensor communicatively coupled to the controller to provide a detector output signal, the light sensor being positioned to receive sunlight transmitted through the optical filter assembly and towards an eye of a person wearing the eyewear device, the detector output signal being set in dependence on an amount of sunlight received by the light sensor. The eyewear control system also includes a memory communicatively coupled to the controller and having encoded thereon computer program code executable by the controller to transition the optical filter assembly between operating states when coupled to the pair of load terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Smit, Simon Gauthier, Duhane Lam
  • Patent number: 10534200
    Abstract: Eyeglasses, including a frame for supporting the eyeglasses on a user's face, a platform movably connected to the frame, and a plurality of lenses moveable relative to the frame along with the platform, each of the lenses being movably connected to the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: William Bush
  • Patent number: 10515527
    Abstract: A multifunctional portable surveillance device having a strap and a first and second end modules disposed on the opposite ends of the strap. A first electronic device resides within the first end module, and the second electronic device resides within the second end module. The strap is configured to straddle an object, whereby the first and the second electronic devices are positioned on the opposite sides of the object. The surveillance device has a control unit. The device further includes a sensor configured to detect a predefined event. A network of connectors resides within the strap, the connectors configured to carry electric signals between the first electronic device, the second electronic device, the sensor, and the control unit. Responsive to detecting a predefined event through a sensor, the control unit actuates the first electronic device, the second electronic device, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip Flagg Rockwell, David Keefe Rockwell
  • Patent number: 10509235
    Abstract: A method of calculating an optical system (OS) of an ophthalmic lens according to a given spectacle frame, said ophthalmic lens comprising a back surface (BS) and a front surface (FS) arranged to deliver an ophthalmic vision image (VI), a light-guide optical element having a proximal surface (PS) and a distal surface (DS), said light-guide optical element being arranged to output a supplementary image (SI), wherein the method comprises the steps of: providing at least a morpho-geometrical parameter data of the frame or of the light-guide optical element; optimizing the optical system (OS) according to at least the morpho-geometrical parameter data as a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: S├ębastien Fricker, Benjamin Rousseau, Mathieu Guillot
  • Patent number: 10490051
    Abstract: A method of detecting fatigue of a user during an activity includes acquiring performance data for the user during the activity and computing metrics related to the performance data. The method also includes determining that the metrics exceed a predetermined threshold, generating an alert, and communicating the alert to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Theytaz, Daniel Bonanno, Jean-Michel Chardon
  • Patent number: 10485972
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of applying transdermal electrical stimulation (TES) to a subject to enhance a concurrent sensory experience, by applying the TES to the subject's head or head and neck from two or more electrodes that are coupled to a neurostimulator. The apparatuses and methods described herein be configured to apply an ensemble current waveform between the two or more electrodes, wherein the ensemble current waveform comprises a series of component waveforms that are sequentially applied, and wherein each component waveform is different from a component waveform immediately before it and wherein transitions between the component waveforms temporally correlates with transitions in the sensory experience. Also described herein are apparatuses and methods for applying TES to a subject's face or face and neck, wherein one end of the TES applicator (e.g., strip electrode) contacts the subject's cheek and/or mastoid. Finally, user interfaces for controlling TES are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Thync Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumon K. Pal, William J. Tyler, Jonathan D. Charlesworth, Isy Goldwasser, Daniel Z. Wetmore, Jason Egnal, Anil Thakur
  • Patent number: 10484649
    Abstract: A wearable telecommunications device enabling a user to engage in teleconferencing activity from nontraditional locations, while allowing the user free use of his hands. The wearable telecommunications device houses a plurality of input and output devices removably attached to the body of the wearable device. The input and output devices generally include one or more cameras, motion sensors, at least one microphone, and at least one power source. The housing generally consists of wearable headgear such as a helmet. The headgear will have a smaller display near the user's right or left eye, and can also have a larger display mounted on the exterior, whereby others can view information, or the user can view information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Polycom, Inc.
    Inventors: Gopal Paripally, Pavan Pakala, Pravin Karandikar, Venkata Satya Anil Kumar Neeli, Sharath Naeni
  • Patent number: 10481417
    Abstract: An electronic wearable device may include a device body including at least one electronic component, the device body having an attachment side configured to movably attach the electronic wearable device directly to an eyewear temple by magnetic attraction between the electronic wearable device and the eyewear temple, wherein a first magnet or ferromagnetic material is located on or within the electronic wearable device and a second magnet or ferromagnetic material is located within or on the eyewear temple, wherein the device body is positionable at a first position along a length of the eyewear temple and in a second position along the length of the eyewear temple while remaining attached to the eyewear temple, and wherein the first magnet or ferromagnetic material does not contact a surface of the second magnet or ferromagnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PogoTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus, Walter Dannhardt, Massimo Pinazza, Claudio Dalla Longa, Anita Trajkovska-Broach
  • Patent number: 10473954
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to enhance levels of oxygen in tear fluid under a worn advanced contact lens are described. The advanced contact lens may include an insert which is impermeable to fluid flow across its body. The method of enhancement may include creating pores through the insert, creating channels in portions of the contact lens body, including layers of absorptive material, including devices to generate or release oxygen or means of moving tear fluid under the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Adam Toner, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 10444516
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are disclosed. An example head-worn display apparatus includes a frame to support a lens and a housing having an image generator. The housing couples the image generator to the frame and is to project an image adjacent the lens. The apparatus includes a stem having a first end and a second end. The first end of the stem is to couple to the housing of the image generator and the second end of the stem to project from the image generator. The stem has a non-flexed use position and a flexed use position, where at least a portion of the stem between the first end and the second end is to move relative to the housing of the image generator when the stem moves between the non-flexed position and the flexed position while a position of the image generator remains in a fixed relationship relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Eastwood
  • Patent number: 10444535
    Abstract: An eyeshield assembly configured to couple to a brim of a head covering includes a pivot arm with a latch surface. The pivot arm is configured to move between a latched position, when the eyeshield assembly is in a use position, and a released position, when the eyeshield assembly is in a non-use position. The eyeshield assembly also includes a latch arm with a distal end configured to receive the latch surface of the pivot arm when the pivot arm is in the latched position. Additionally, the eyeshield assembly includes a hinge assembly operably coupled to the pivot arm and including a biasing element. The biasing element is configured to pivot the pivot arm relative to the latch arm to move the pivot arm from the latched position to the released position without human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Veyes LLC
    Inventor: Mark Repko
  • Patent number: 10437063
    Abstract: A wearable optical system allows a user to watch a large screen, such as a smartphone screen, in a wide field of view (FOV) with both eyes, the field superimposed on the real world. The screen displays two separate zones to be the data source for each eye. The system includes two projection optical subassemblies based on a pupil forming eye piece. The interpupilarity distance (IPD) is adjusted by rotating each optical subassembly about a pivot, which is perpendicular to its specific display zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Abraham Reichert
  • Patent number: 10429635
    Abstract: Disclosed are: a practical color changeable optical filter that can change hue or saturation by a relatively simple structure, the color changeable optical filter including two or more polarizers 20, 30 containing a dichroism pigment and a frame 10 that supports the polarizers 20, 30, wherein a polarization plane of light incident on at least one polarizer 30 or a polarization plane of light output from at least one polarizer 20 is rotated relatively, whereby the hue or saturation of light passing through the optical filter is changed; and eyeglasses provided with the color changeable optical filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Hironori Kuboi, Hidetaka Tsukada, Shoko Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10423012
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to cantilevered and divergent view wearable optical systems that redirect an optical path, and provide for optimal ergonomics coupled with vision enhancement and vision magnification. Methods of use, devices, and kits are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Vertical Optics, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Richard Garofolo, Scott Clear, Dean Loock, Jungwoo Choi, John Michael Elam, David Lynn Devernoe
  • Patent number: 10409091
    Abstract: An eyewear wearable includes an eyewear frame, a lens integrated into the eyewear frame, a display integrated with the lens, an intelligent control housing mounted at a behind-the-ear portion of the eyewear frame, an intelligent control with graphics support mounted within the intelligent control housing, a near field magnetic induction transceiver disposed within the intelligent control housing for communicating with an earpiece, the near field magnetic induction transceiver operatively connected to the intelligent control, and a cable between the intelligent control housing and the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BRAGI GMBH
    Inventor: Nikolaj Hviid
  • Patent number: 10390153
    Abstract: An active medical device, including an input receiver configured to receive a frequency-varying input signal, and a functional component that reacts to the input signal and consumes power at a rate dependant on the frequency of portions of the input signal to which the functional component reacts, wherein the active medical device is configured to adjust one or more portions of the input signal corresponding to portions of the input signal where the functional component consumes power at a rate that is greater than that of other portions of the input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Werner Meskens, Carl Van Himbeeck
  • Patent number: 10379376
    Abstract: A wearable electronic display includes an eyewear frame having a front frame portion including a brow bar with lens frame rims extending from and below the brow bar. A display module can be mounted to the eyewear frame and have a microdisplay for generating images. The display module can have an image exit window positioned for directing viewable images to a user's eye. The display module can be positioned within a cavity in the front frame portion. A brow bar bracket can be mounted to a rear side of the brow bar. The brow bar bracket can have a shroud for covering the display module. The shroud can have a pupil aperture aligned with the exit window of the display module through which the user can view the viewable images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Lee A. Kuczewski, Declan Halpin, Ernesto Carlos Martinez Villalpando
  • Patent number: 10369056
    Abstract: A dry eye treatment device and method including a pliable thermal pack engageable upon a first side of a vibration ring is provided. The vibration ring has a second side adapted for positioning on the eyelid of a user to communicate vibration thereto from the vibration ring and heat or cold from a bulging portion of the thermal pack communicating through a central opening of the vibration ring. A cover forming a cavity on the face of the user to house the vibration ring and the thermal pack may also be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Suzanne Paulson
  • Patent number: 10359649
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic eyewear device is provided. The electronic eyewear device may comprise a temple, a touch sensor, a plurality of electronic components, and an enclosure partially enclosing the touch sensor and the plurality of electronic components. The enclosure may have a first opening that exposes a surface of the touch sensor. The exposed surface of the touch sensor may define a top surface of the plurality of electronics components. The enclosure may be attached to the temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemical, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Willey
  • Patent number: 10349887
    Abstract: A system for detecting blood pressure based on imaging photoplethysmography (iPPG) includes an inward-facing head-mounted camera to capture images of a first region of interest (IMROI1) that comprises a portion of exposed skin of the user's face, and an outward-facing head-mounted camera to capture images of a second region of interest (IMROI2) that comprises exposed skin on a hand of the user. The head-mounted cameras may be coupled to a frame of eyeglasses or smartglasses, and the system further includes a computer to calculate a blood pressure value for the user based on first and second photoplethysmographic signals recognizable in IMROI1 and IMROI2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Ari M Frank, Ori Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger
  • Patent number: 10353221
    Abstract: Various aspects include audio eyeglasses with through-hinge wiring configurations. In particular aspects, audio eyeglasses include: a frame for resting on a head of a user, the frame having: a lens region; a pair of arms extending from the lens region; and a hinge coupling the lens region and one of the pair of arms, the hinge including: a body; and a cavity within the body, the cavity sized to accommodate a cable extending therethrough, the hinge permitting movement of the arm relative to the lens region; and an electro-acoustic transducer at least partially housed in the frame and having a sound-radiating surface for providing an audio output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Allen Timothy Graff, Cedric Bosch, Nathan David Schaal, Edgardo Alicea, Vincent James Lee, Ryan Richard Meganck
  • Patent number: 10317706
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. According to one embodiment, a temple assembly forming part of the smart glasses is disclosed. The assembly can include a temple mechanical connection, a battery carrier, a battery, and a temple body. The temple mechanical connection is configured to form an articulated joint at a first longitudinal end portion thereof with a frame of the wearable electronic glasses. The battery carrier is rigidly attached to the temple mechanical connection at a second longitudinal end portion thereof. The battery is mounted on the battery carrier. The temple body comprises a plastics material, and is configured to house the battery and battery carrier and interface with the second longitudinal end portion of the temple mechanical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 10317683
    Abstract: A head-mounted electronic device includes two earphones, one covering member, and two display members. The covering member is connected to the two earphones and is configured to cover a space in front of the eyes of a user. The covering member includes a dimming portion that is located in front of the eyes and whose transparency can be changed. Each display member is rotatably connected to one corresponding earphone and can rotate to a first position in front of the eyes and a second position staggered the eyes. At the first position, the dimming part is in a light shading state and display members project images to the eyes of the user. At the second position, the dimming element is in a light transmission state and the display members project images to the dimming portion, so that the user can see external scenes and the projected images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Songling Yang
  • Patent number: 10288906
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for determining a writing or reading mode of a person wearing spectacles including a frame and two lenses, the device comprising, according to the invention, means for measuring the distance between an element of the frame or the head and a working plane, means for measuring an angle of inclination (?) of a median plane of the two lenses relative to the vertical in a vertical median plane (P) of the head perpendicular to the median plane, and control means suitable for comparing the measured angle of inclination (?) with a set angle of inclination and for determining a reading mode or a writing mode of the person according to the comparison, the reading mode being associated with a predetermined set reading distance, and the writing mode being associated with a predetermined set writing distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Ahmed Haddadi
  • Patent number: 10288908
    Abstract: A modular electronic communication system is disclosed with interchangeable components attachable on eyewear. A plurality of pre-existing eyewear models can each be retrofitted by attachment of one or more of such interchangeable components to that eyewear. Such components can be configured for custom attachment with a particular eyewear or such components can be configured for universal attachment with one or more different eyewear models. The communication system can be configured to produce an adjustable heads-up display for the wearer of the eyewear. The electronic communication system can comprise a plurality of interchangeable, electronically interconnected components, such as a first optical module, a first base module, a base link, a second base module, and/or a second optical module. In some embodiments, one or more or all of the components of the electronic communication system are integrally and permanently attached to an eyewear and are not interchangeable or modular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: OAKLEY, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Ryan Saylor, Carlos D. Reyes
  • Patent number: 10281738
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens (40) having at least one optical function, includes the step of additively manufacturing (118) a complementary optical element (12) by depositing a plurality of predetermined volume elements (24) of a material having a predetermined refraction index on a predetermined manufacturing substrate (10), the complementary optical element being configured such as to be assembled with an initial optical system (30), the manufacturing step including the step of determining a manufacturing setting (116) from properties relating to the deformation of the complementary optical element, which deformation is caused by transferring the latter onto the initial optical system, and the step of determining a setting including the step of determining the deformation properties (113) of the complementary optical element from geometric properties of the manufacturing substrate and the initial optical system and from properties of the optical function to be provided to the ophthalmic len
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Pascal Allione, Cedric Begon, Bruno Fauquier, Alexandre Gourraud, Loic Quere
  • Patent number: 10274309
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor head that can be miniaturized without compromising the measurement accuracy. A case of the sensor head includes a first case part and a second case part respectively having a substantially cylindrical shape with an axis, i.e., optical axis, as a central axis and being opened at an end part, and a connection member having a substantially annular shape with the axis as a central axis. The first case part and the second case part are connected to each other by screwing female thread parts and respectively formed on the inner circumferential surfaces thereof to a male thread part of the connection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Mariko Marukawa, Takahiro Okuda, Kosuke Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10274805
    Abstract: Energized lens systems and methods of fabricating an energized lens system which can be switched from one polarization-independent focal length to another polarization-independent focal length. The energized lens system can include a 90 degree twisted nematic liquid crystal layer with curved boundaries, and with transparent conductive electrodes which allow the application of an electric field to switch the focal length of the twisted nematic liquid crystal layer. The focal length of the energized lens system can be independent of the polarization of light in both of its two states, and only one liquid crystal layer of the energized lens system needs to be switched in order for the focal length of the energized lens system to be switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Beam Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co.
    Inventors: Nelson V. Tabirian, David E. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10276028
    Abstract: An eyeglass tracking system includes an eyeglass assembly having a transceiver configured to transmit a signal to an electronic communication device having a software application for locating the eyeglass assembly. The electronics communication device may indicate a geographic location or a proximity to the eyeglass assembly when the software application is initiated. The eyeglass tracking system is useful for locating misplaced eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Bronniman
  • Patent number: 10267630
    Abstract: An altitude display device is provided for use when skydiving. The altitude display device may include an altimeter operative to determine an altitude of the altimeter and to generate an altitude signal representative of the determined altitude. The altitude display device may additionally include a visual display in operative communication with the altimeter to receive the altitude signal, with the visual display emitting a visual display signal at a rate that is imperceptible to a human user, and having a color representative of the altitude signal. The visual display signal may be variable in color within a prescribed color range associated with a prescribed altitude range, such that a change in altitude within the prescribed altitude range, as determined by the altimeter, correlates to a change in color of the visual display signal emitted by the visual display within the prescribed color range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Casey Patrick Mongoven