Combined Patents (Class 351/158)
  • Patent number: 11409129
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems related to modular eyeglass elements may be provided. A detachable temple may be detachably coupled to a lens assembly at a temple strut of the lens assembly via a locking mechanism. Locking mechanisms may include spring tab, spring lever, spring bar, snap-fit, spring latch, and other disclosed configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Expression Frames LLC
    Inventor: Vikranthi Otra
  • Patent number: 11400307
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a wearable phototherapy eye device. In an example, phototherapy can be controlled by varying an emission property of light emitted from the wearable phototherapy eye device to a user eye. In particular, the wearable phototherapy eye device includes a light source oriented to emit the light towards the user eye. The wearable phototherapy eye device also includes controls, such as electrical, mechanical, and/or electro-mechanical controls, to vary the emission property of the light based on an emission target associated with a sleep phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yu-Chong Tai, Colin A. Cook
  • Patent number: 11402664
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pair of glasses, including spectacle lenses and a sensing device, wherein the spectacle lens includes two layers of lenses which form a cavity, wherein the layer of lens on a wearing side of the spectacle lens is deformable, the cavity is filled with a first liquid and a second liquid, a volume of the first liquid is greater than that of the second liquid, and an electrowetting film is provided oppositely on a middle portion of an inner surface of at least one layer of lens, and wherein the sensing device is configured to measure a distance between the glasses and an object to be observed, wherein in the case where the measured distance is less than a preset spacing, the sensing device is turned on to apply a voltage to the electrowetting film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Tingting Wang
  • Patent number: 11398052
    Abstract: A camera positioning method, device and medium are provided. The method includes: determining positioning configuration information; determining, according to the positioning configuration information, positioning information of the camera by a preset algorithm, the positioning information including distance limitation data which defines a distance between a target and the camera; and determining a position of the camera according to the positioning information, wherein the positioning configuration information includes target data, ratio data of a target image in an image captured by the camera, and camera parameter data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiankang Sun, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Yachong Xue, Hongzhen Xue, Fuqiang Ma, Zehua Dong
  • Patent number: 11389368
    Abstract: A method for treating amblyopia in a patient includes: providing a virtual reality headset having a display that provides a first display to a left eye and a second display to the right eye; and manipulating one of the first display or the second display such that the manipulation encourages a patent's amblyopic eye to perform more work than the non-amblyopic eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Pacific Vision Foundation
    Inventors: Michael Sgambelluri, Jared Adams
  • Patent number: 11385480
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems for an ophthalmic device having alignment features that aid assembly of a liquid filled layered stack are disclosed herein. An example apparatus may include first, second, and third optical elements arranged in a stack, with each optical element including alignment and separation features. The alignment and separation features may form an optic region and a dam region. The optic region encircles an optical axis of each of the optical elements. The dam region includes a first dam formed due to the first and second optical elements being in contact, and a second dam formed due to the second and third optical elements being in contact, wherein the dam region determines an optic region gap width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy L. Emken, Scott B. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11378806
    Abstract: Techniques for adjusting an optical element using an actuator assembly. The optical element is adjusted by translating the optical element along a linear axis of motion or by applying force upon a surface of the optical element. The optical element can be a liquid lens that is shaped by the application of force upon a surface of the lens. The actuator assembly includes a plurality of lead screws and a mechanical linkage that intercouples the lead screws and that is configured to simultaneously rotate the plurality of lead screws. The actuator assembly further includes a displacement element configured to act upon the optical element, through translational motion of the displacement element in response to rotation of the lead screws. Multiple optical elements can be adjusted simultaneously using respective displacement elements coupled to the lead screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John Cooke, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Robin Sharma, Katherine Marie Smyth
  • Patent number: 11372251
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for electrical connection between components of wearable heads-up displays are described. A wearable heads-up display can include a first arm and a second arm, bridged by a front frame. The first arm can carry electrical components, the second arm can carry a power source, and the front frame can carry a set of electrically conductive current paths which provide electrical coupling between the power source and the electrical components. The first arm and the second arm can each rotate about a respective hinge relative to the front frame. A flexible, dynamic set of electrically conductive current paths can couple the electrical components in the first arm to the set of electrically conductive current paths in the front frame, and another flexible, dynamic set of electrically conductive current paths can couple the power source in the second arm to the connector in the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Philip Michael Isaacs, Joshua Moore
  • Patent number: 11360554
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device may include at least one processor, a camera accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage may include instructions executable by the at least one processor to receive input from the camera and to determine, based on the input from the camera, that a change in the dilation of a user's pupils has occurred. The instructions may also be executable to perform at least one action at a device based on the determination, where the at least one action may be related to the user's interest in at least a portion of content presented using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler, Mark Patrick Delaney
  • Patent number: 11353725
    Abstract: An electronic assembly including eyewear and/or an eyewear case having a support structure and a conductive contact surface supported by the support structure. The eyewear case includes electronic components, an electrical contact surface adapted to engage the conductive contact surface of the eyewear, a first magnet attached to the electrical contact surface, and a second magnet that is positioned to attract or repel the first magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John Bernard Ardisana, II, Teodor Dabov, Yoav Ben-Haim
  • Patent number: 11340476
    Abstract: A hinge assembly for an electronic device. The hinge assembly includes a first component coupled to a second component by a cam. The cam includes a cylinder coupled to the first component and a bottom cap coupled to the second component by a fastener. The cylinder includes a first port and a second port, where an energy waveguide passes from the first component into the first port and through the second port into the second component. The first component rotates about an axis of rotation in relation to the second component from a first rotational position to a second rotational position. The first component is offset relative to the second component in the second rotational position. The offset includes a translation along an axis parallel to an axis of rotation and a rotation about the axis of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Aaron Bobuk
  • Patent number: 11333883
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display apparatus, including: a control circuit; a display unit, configured to generate images; and a first spatial light modulator, set at a front end of the display unit and connected to the control circuit through signals, where the first spatial light modulator is configured to change a modulation pattern or content based on electronic signals generated by the control circuit, to dynamically adjust spatial imaging distances. In addition, the present disclosure further provides a method for controlling a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI INTELIGHT ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunyi Tan
  • Patent number: 11327318
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a head-mounted display (HMD) including a chamber a light emitter, a camera, and a processor. The chamber has a lens and a display, wherein the lens is coated with a reflective layer and faces a target eye of a wearer, and the reflective layer has at least one specific location. The light emitter emits a first light to the reflective layer, wherein for an i-th specific location, the first light is scattered as multiple second lights by the i-th specific location, the second lights are scattered as multiple third lights by the target eye, and the third lights are scattered as multiple fourth lights by multiple reference locations on the reflective layer. The camera captures the fourth lights as an image corresponding to the i-th specific location. The processor estimates an eye pose of the target eye based on the image corresponding to each specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Yung-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 11322959
    Abstract: A case for an electronics-enabled eyewear device includes a body defining an opening leading to a storage chamber that is sized for retaining the eyewear device. A cover depends from the body and is movable between an open position, in which the opening is exposed, and a closed position, in which the opening is covered by the cover. A battery is mounted to the body for charging the electronics-enabled eyewear device. A detector is positioned on either the body or the cover for detecting when the cover is in the open position or the closed position. A display displays a charge state of the battery when the cover is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John Bernard Ardisana, II, Emily Lauren Clopp, Teodor Dabov, Mathias Hintermann, Jinwoo Kim, Jun Lin, Ashutosh Y. Shukla
  • Patent number: 11307422
    Abstract: There is provided a glasses frame comprising a front frame having a first end piece to connect to a first temple arm. The glasses frame also comprises a first electrical contact physically coupled to the front frame at the first end piece. In addition, the glasses frame comprises the first temple arm, which has a first end connector to connect to the first end piece. Moreover, the first end connector is slideably mateable with the first end piece along a first slide path. The first end connector has a second electrical contact disposed along at least a portion of a first connection surface of the first end connector. Furthermore, the second electrical contact is to electrically connect with the first electrical contact when the first end connector is slideably mated with the first end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Moore, Joshua Tiffin, Victor Nobre
  • Patent number: 11298064
    Abstract: Eyewear apparatus includes dry electrophysiological electrodes and, optionally, other physiological and/or environmental sensors to measure signals such as EOG and ECG from the head of a subject. Methods of use of such apparatus to provide fitness, health, or other measured or derived, estimated, or predicted metrics are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Orbital Research Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick J. Lisy, Anthony Opperman, David D. Dashevsky
  • Patent number: 11300814
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for wearable devices such as eyewear are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include a frame, a temple, electronics, and a linkage assembly. The frame can have two opposing connection portions and the temple can be adapted to selectively interface with one of the two connection portions. The electronics can be mounted to at least one of the temple and the frame. The linkage assembly can be pivotally coupled at a first end portion to the temple and pivotally coupled at a second end portion to the one of the two connection portions. The linkage assembly can be configured for movement of the temple between a wearable position and a folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: David Meisenholder
  • Patent number: 11294204
    Abstract: Provided is a sensor module that includes: a casing; a contacted part that is disposed so that at least a part thereof is exposed to the outside of the casing and that has conductivity; and a detection part that has an electrostatic capacitance type detection pad and that is disposed inside the casing. The detection part further includes a conductive plate provided so as to correspond to the detection region of the detection pad, the contacted part being electrically connected to the conductive plate. This configuration makes it possible to provide a sensor module that is highly sensitive to contact with an object, and that prevents damage to the detection pad caused by contact with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryuki Kan, Takafumi Ohto, Osamu Masuda
  • Patent number: 11290706
    Abstract: A wearable device may include a head-mounted display (HMD) for rendering a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object which appears to be located in an ambient environment of a user of the display. The relative positions of the HMD and one or more eyes of the user may not be in desired positions to receive, or register, image information outputted by the HMD. For example, the HMD-to-eye alignment vary for different users and may change over time (e.g., as a given user moves around or as the HMD slips or otherwise becomes displaced). The wearable device may determine a relative position or alignment between the HMD and the user's eyes. Based on the relative positions, the wearable device may determine if it is properly fitted to the user, may provide feedback on the quality of the fit to the user, and may take actions to reduce or minimize effects of any misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Lionel Ernest Edwin, Zachary C. Nienstedt, Ivan Li Chuen Yeoh, Samuel A. Miller, Yan Xu, Jordan Alexander Cazamias
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11262602
    Abstract: A holding tool is capable of performing positioning and reliable attachment by simple insertion operation when attaching a wearable device, and is capable of performing reliable detachment by simple operation when the device is detached. When a body part of a wearable device is inserted into a holding frame body, a projected engagement part of an elastic pressing body provided in the holding frame body is engaged with an upper surface and/or a lower surface of the body part. Engagement between the upper surface and/or the lower surface of the body part and the projected engagement part of the elastic pressing body is released by operating an operation part of the elastic pressing body upward and/or downward, to allow the wearable device to be pulled out of the holding frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: YAMAMOTO KOGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masataka Asada
  • Patent number: 11262599
    Abstract: Method of recovering vision by using a pair of glasses, comprising: dividing a diopter range into multiple diopter intervals with continuous diopter variation; selecting a first diopter interval and a second diopter interval from the multiple diopter intervals according to a user's vision recovery requirement which is lower than the user's actual diopter; selecting a left lens group corresponding to the first diopter interval and a right lens group corresponding to the second diopter interval of the glasses, which both the left lens group and the right lens group include a movable lens and a stationary lens; continuously adjusting the diopter of the glasses to be lower than the user's actual diopter, so that the adjusted diopter of each lens group satisfy the user's vision recovery requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING YUANDIAN MINGSHI TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
    Inventor: Yi Fan
  • Patent number: 11249521
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for touch pad sensors that are further operative as antennas, are disclosed. One apparatus includes a plurality of touch sensors, a controller, and a radio. The controller is operative to receive sensed signals of the plurality of touch sensors, and provide controls of the apparatus in response to the receive sensed signals of the plurality of touch sensors. The radio is operative to wirelessly communicate with an external wireless device. One or more conductive lines electrically connect the radio with one or more of the plurality of touch sensors, wherein the plurality of touch sensors operate as one or more antennas for facilitating the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Ce Zhang, Geng Ye, Bruno Cendon Martin, Jennifer Davis-Wilson, Kyle Marcolini, Vitaliy Alexeev
  • Patent number: 11243416
    Abstract: Techniques for providing eyewear with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear (e.g., eyeglasses) without having to substantially compromise aesthetic design principles of the eyewear. Often, the electrical components can be attached to the eyewear as an after-market enhancement. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 11226501
    Abstract: Glasses that are provided with biosensors for detecting signals and are in contact with the user's head are described, which glasses comprise a front frame (2) for supporting respective lenses (4), a pair of sides (6) articulated to the frame on laterally opposing sides, and a nasal-bearing device (8), each of the sides (6) extending in a longitudinal extension direction and comprising a side body (6a) extending into an end side portion (6b) in which a particular sensor (25) that makes contact with the head is integrated, and in which the end side portion (6b) comprises a pair of branches (26a, 26b), which extend from a common end (27), which is connected to the side body (6a), in the longitudinal extension direction of the side (6) in a manner spaced apart from one another, one (26a) of the branches being provided with an internal cavity (29) for housing a core (30) made of a conductive metal material and both the branches (26a, 26b) being made of a resiliently pliable and electrically conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAFILO SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Belli, Alessandro Sanfelici
  • Patent number: 11221502
    Abstract: A training device and method for aligning the position of an athlete's head for a given athletic endeavor. The device being comprised of a plurality of apertures within at least one opaque lens surface positioned in front of the athlete's eyes. Fixed or adjustable length orbitally positionable, modules may be placed in apertures within the desired viewing area to restrict peripheral vision. The remaining apertures are plugged to block light allowing the wearer to focus on the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph Winkelsas, Lisa Harwell
  • Patent number: 11218822
    Abstract: An audio control system for a modular energy system. The audio control system can include a first controller and a second controller. The first controller can be configured to output an audio signal and an audio signal ID associated with the audio signal. The second controller can be coupled to the first controller and configured to receive the audio signal ID from the first controller and determine whether the audio signal ID corresponds to an expected audio signal ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Joshua P. Morgan, James M. Vachon, Andrew W. Carroll
  • Patent number: 11215847
    Abstract: A hinge including a first hinge part and a second hinge part configured to be attached respectively to a first spectacle frame element and a second spectacle frame element, the first hinge part being rotatable relative to the second hinge part, the first hinge part including a first electronic support part supporting at least a first electronic component and a first wire core part extending from the first electronic support part through at least one of the first or second spectacle frame element, the first electronic support part and the first wire core part are embodied in the first hinge part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Marie Lore, Paul Gil, Guillaume Broutin, Jean Sahler
  • Patent number: 11204649
    Abstract: A system, such as a head-mounted display (HMD), displays images to a user. The system has an active state and an idle state. The system includes a display device, a beam combiner, and a user-operated control. The display device displays images when the system is in the active state and emits a reduced amount or no light when the system is in the idle state. The beam combiner provides a first optical path for light from an external environment to the user's eye and also provides a second optical path for light emitted from the display device to the user's eye. Responsive to activation by the user, the control switches the system between states that include the active state and the idle state, where the idle state is a default state and the system remains in the active state only while the user-operated control remains activated by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SA Photonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Browne
  • Patent number: 11194165
    Abstract: A wearable display device includes an optical device that forms a virtual image, and a support device that supports the optical device. The support device includes a fixed temple and a movable temple in a temple, which is a contact portion, and the movable temple is attached so as to be positionable further to the upper side than the fixed temple when a state of being worn is assumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Kamakura
  • Patent number: 11194177
    Abstract: A spectacle lens for a display device which can be placed on the head of a user and generate an image has a front and a rear, an injection section and a deflection section spaced from the injection section, an exit section in the rear and a light-guiding channel which guides light beams of pixels of the generated image, which are injected into the spectacle lens via the injection section, in the spectacle lens to the deflection section, by which they are deflected towards the exit section and then coupled out of the spectacle lens through the exit section. The spectacle lens is in the form of a progressive lens having a distance vision region and a near vision region, and the exit section, as viewed from above onto the rear of the spectacle lens, lies outside the distance vision region and outside the near vision region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Menke
  • Patent number: 11188123
    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: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 11181751
    Abstract: Spectacles are provided with sensors for detecting biometric data when worn and when in contact with the head of the user. The spectacles include a frame having a front mount for supporting respective lenses, a nose support device and a pair of arms articulated on the front mount on laterally opposite sides, each of the arms extending longitudinally between a first end and a second, opposite end, close to which an end portion of the arm can make contact with the head at the ear. Each arm extends from the second end to a section of the arm made of flexible material that can support an auricular sensor, and the section of the arm can move, on account of its flexibility, between an operative position and a non-operative position, in which the sensor supported by the section of the arm is removably retained on the end portion of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAFILO—SOCIETA AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Belli, Giorgio Manera
  • Patent number: 11178946
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for providing directions haptically such that sight and hearing can continue unimpeded. In one exemplary embodiment, a wearable device (such as earphones, ear rings, gloves, glasses, or other wearable objects) configured as disclosed herein receives directions to an intended destination for a user, the directions comprising a movement action and a distance to the movement action. The wearable device has multiple haptic output units and generates, through one of those units, a haptic output based on the directions. This allows the user to receive the directions through touch rather than looking at their mobile device or from audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Ryan Thomas Ward
  • Patent number: 11175519
    Abstract: A structure includes a goggles body including rim sections and temple sections, an imaging device arranged between the rim sections, light-emitting elements arranged on an outer edge of the rim sections, and an electricity supply element, a control module, a storage device, and a data transmission device arranged in the temple sections. A server host device is also included. The server host device includes a wireless transmission module, a recognition processing module, and a driving processing element. As such, a surgeon may wear the goggles body in a surgical operation to acquire supplemented lighting in the eyesight range and a function of recording the entire process of the surgical operation. The surgeon may take a motion of a predetermined hand gesture to issue a control instruction corresponding thereto in order to execute the control instruction on a medical device to allow the surgeon to control hardware necessary for the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BROAD PERSPECT BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsang-Chou Tsai, John Huang
  • Patent number: 11163156
    Abstract: The present specification describes methods and systems for tracking vision performance, using various techniques such as and not limited to electrooculography. A modular device is integrated with frames of eyeglasses that can be worn by a user. The device incorporates one or more biosensors such as EOG sensors. EOG recording may be used to estimate eyelid and eye motion, and eye gaze direction. The modular device may be fitted into new eyewear or retrofitted into existing eyewear for tracking eyes of the wearer. Embodiments of the present specification provide systems and methods to enable seamless integration of eye tracking into everyday life to maximize productivity and performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sphairos, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Khizer Rahim Khaderi, Mohan Komalla Reddy
  • Patent number: 11150674
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a head-mounted display device and an adjusting method thereof. The head-mounted display device is adapted to be worn on a human face and includes a main body, a contact part and at least one airbag. The contact part is disposed on the main body, and the contact part includes a frame and a nose contact portion connected to each other. The airbag is disposed on the nose contact portion of the contact part, and the airbag is inflatable in order to decrease a gap between the nose contact portion and the human face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Hsueh-Teng Liu, Tsu-Yin Jen
  • Patent number: 11150476
    Abstract: A method for providing a display device for an electronic information device configured to display a virtual image to a user, the electronic information device including an optical element having a nonzero optical power and configured to be positioned in front of an eye of a user, the display device including a light source and a guide element configured to guide optical beams emitted by the light source to the eye of the user to allow viewing of the virtual image, the method including: providing a value of a parameter of the virtual image; and determining an optimum value of a display parameter of the display device from at least one optical power at a point of the optical element and from the value of the parameter of the virtual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Gilles Le Saux, Aude Bouchier, Pauline Colas, Loic Quere, Matthieu Guillot, Jean Marc Cornier
  • Patent number: 11131856
    Abstract: A head mounted display in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: a display capable of displaying an image; a buffer extending along an outer edge of the display; and a plurality of actuators located along a direction in which the buffer extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BHAPTICS INC.
    Inventors: Kiuk Gwak, Younghun Ko, Wonho Yu
  • Patent number: 11131865
    Abstract: An eyeglass temple on which an accessory device is adapted to be mounted includes a concave portion provided with a plurality of substantially figure 8-shaped jacks abutting and communicating with one another in the lengthwise direction of the eyeglass temple. The accessory device includes a body, a flexible tube connected with the body, and a plug installed at one end of the flexible tube. The plug is detachably coupled with one of the substantially figure 8-shaped jacks. The accessory device can be mounted on the eyeglass temple securely and fixed at an adjustable position adaptively for flexible change of the accessory device and amenity of a pair of eyeglasses worn on a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Wen-Tse Huang
  • Patent number: 11126014
    Abstract: Embodiments according to the present disclosure are directed to, for example, head mounted eyewear (e.g., similar in form to traditional eye glasses) that includes low light vision enhancing and/or additional vision enhancing capabilities (e.g., near-vision enhancing capabilities). For example, in some embodiments, a head mounted housing arrangement is provided that includes an eyepiece adjacent to a wearer's eye, one or more imaging devices (e.g., one or more solid state or other imagers sensitive to light, including low light levels), one or more image generator(s) operatively coupled to the imager(s) (e.g., optically coupled, in electrical communication with, or wirelessly coupled) to receive an output from the imaging device(s), and/or one or more optical elements (e.g., a combination of mirror(s) and/or lenses). The one or more optical elements may place an output of the image generator(s) into a position that is visible to the wearer's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Regener-Eyes, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Ainsworth, Peter Francis, Thomas J. Rea
  • Patent number: 11109146
    Abstract: A portable loudspeaker having a sound generating unit configured to output a sound signal with a stand-alone frequency characteristic when the portable loudspeaker is used in a stand-alone operating mode and to output a sound signal with a connected frequency characteristic when the portable loudspeaker is used in a connected operating mode. The connected operating mode is defined when the portable loudspeaker is received by a docking module in a vehicle and is configured to enhance a bass output as compared to the stand-alone frequency characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Lars Goller
  • Patent number: 11109137
    Abstract: A headphone includes a sound emission unit supported by a temple included in a glass portion including a display and/or a lens and to be inserted into a concha cavity of a user's ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ito, Yuzo Ozaki, Mizuki Shimamura
  • Patent number: 11095966
    Abstract: An acoustic device with an open audio device structure that is configured to be carried on the head or upper torso of a user, a housing carried by the open audio device structure, the housing having opposed first and second ends, a flat diaphragm in the housing and comprising a front face and a rear face, the diaphragm configured to radiate front acoustic radiation from its front face and rear acoustic radiation from its rear face, wherein the front and rear acoustic radiations are out of phase, structure that supports the diaphragm such that the diaphragm can move relative to the housing, a primary magnet adjacent to the rear face of the diaphragm, a magnetic circuit that defines a path for magnetic flux of the primary magnet, a voice coil that is exposed to the magnetic flux and is configured to move the diaphragm up and down along a radiation axis that is normal to the front face of the diaphragm, and first and second sound-emitting outlets in the housing, wherein the first sound-emitting outlet is in or p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Ray Scott Wakeland, Thomas A. Froeschle
  • Patent number: 11082765
    Abstract: A headset includes a tissue transducer on a carriage that translates along a temple portion of the headset. The carriage is configured to contact the helix root of a user's ear. The helix root provides a reference point, and when the carriage is contact with the helix root, the tissue transducer is configured to be located in a target area. By maintaining a fixed location of the tissue transducer relative to the helix root of the user's ear, the tissue transducer may be accurately positioned, even for users with different head shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Michael Edward Franks
  • Patent number: 11079600
    Abstract: A head-mounted device includes a central frame support and at least one removably connected optics arm. The at least one optics arm has first and second free ends that are removably connected to a second end of the central frame support at a point between the first and second free ends. The optics arm extends away from the central frame support and is configured to present information to the user via a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Peter Michael Cazalet
  • Patent number: 11073701
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a first display portion disposed in front of a pupil of a viewer and displaying a first image, a second display portion disposed on an ear side of the viewer and diagonally in front of the pupil and displaying a second image, a first lens disposed between the pupil and the first display portion for projecting a first image onto the pupil, and a second lens disposed between the pupil and the second display portion for projecting a second image onto the pupil. The second lens is disposed adjacent to the first lens on the ear side of the viewer, and an optical axis of the first lens and an optical axis of the second lens intersect with each other at an angle ranging from 30 degrees to 80 degrees inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio Matsumura, Hiroyasu Makino
  • Patent number: 11058294
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a distance measuring system. The distance measuring system comprises a distance measuring sensor, a memory unit and a processing unit. The distance measuring sensor is adapted and arranged to measure viewing distances between a subject's eyes and one or more objects. The memory unit is adapted to store the measured viewing distances in a set of measured viewing distances. The processing unit is adapted to determine a statistical distribution of the measured viewing distances from the set of measured distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Vivior AG
    Inventors: Pavel Zakharov, Michael Mrochen
  • Patent number: 11064282
    Abstract: A wearable audio system with a first active portion that in its normal use position is carried on a user's body on a first side of the mid-sagittal plane and a second active portion that in its normal use position is carried on the user's body on a second side of the mid-sagittal plane. Sound is transmitted from one active portion and received at the other active portion. The received sound is used to estimate whether the active positions are in their use positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Dale McElhone, Binu Oommen, Cory Roberts, Mehul Trivedi, Kyle A. Vecchiarino
  • Patent number: 11016542
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for touch pad sensors that are further operative as antennas, are disclosed. One apparatus includes a plurality of touch sensors, a controller, and a radio. The controller is operative to receive sensed signals of the plurality of touch sensors, and provide controls of the apparatus in response to the receive sensed signals of the plurality of touch sensors. The radio is operative to wirelessly communicate with an external wireless device. One or more conductive lines electrically connect the radio with one or more of the plurality of touch sensors, wherein the plurality of touch sensors operate as one or more antennas for facilitating the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ce Zhang, Geng Ye, Bruno Cendon Martin, Jen Davis-Wilson, Kyle Marcolini, Vitaliy Alexeev