Combined Patents (Class 351/158)
  • Patent number: 10114235
    Abstract: An eyewear system including an eyewear frame and an application module. The eyewear frame including a docking station, and an electronic connector including a first set of preconfigured application connection points. The application module adapted to be mounted to the docking station, and including an electronic device configured to perform a function, and a second set of preconfigured application connection points corresponding to at least some of the first set of preconfigured application connection points. The second set of preconfigured application connection points including at least two different sub-function connections used to support the function of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Blum, Yongping Wang, Mark Graham, William Kokonaski
  • Patent number: 10110984
    Abstract: The wireless earphone (1) comprises a housing (2) having a bud portion abutting an elongated stem portion. The bud portion is to fit within an ear. The bud portion has a primary sound outlet (5) at its far end that is to be inserted into an outer ear canal, and abuts the stem portion at its near end. A speaker driver (6) is inside the bud portion. Electronic circuitry (7,24) inside the housing (2) includes a wireless communications interface (4) to receive audio content over-the-air and in response provides an audio signal to the speaker driver. A rechargeable battery (3) as a power source for the electronic circuitry is located inside a cavity of the stem portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary C. Rich, Kurt R. Stiehl, Arun D. Chawan, Michael B. Howes, Jonathan S. Aase, Esge B. Andersen, Yacine Azmi, Jahan C. Minoo, David J. Shaw, Aarti Kumar, Augustin Prats, Robert D. Watson, Baptiste P. Paquier, Axel D. Berny, Benjamin W. Cook, Jerzy S. Guterman, Benjamin Adair Cousins
  • Patent number: 10101598
    Abstract: The invention relates to a referencing device (1, 100) intended to be fixed to an eyeglass frame in order to spatially reference said frame, said device (1, 100) having a transverse bar (2, 102), a central extension (5), two lateral markers (3) and a central marker (4), each marker (3, 4) consisting of a light area (12) and a darker area (11). The main characteristic of a clip according to the invention is that it comprises at least one mobile fastening member (7, 8) which is able to move along at least one slide (9, 10) of the bar (2, 102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Ahmed Haddadi
  • Patent number: 10099030
    Abstract: A non-electronic head-worn system for providing visual inertial head orientation information to a person is disclosed. The system comprises a head-worn unit that displays at least one orientation reference symbol to the person wearing the unit wherein the orientation reference symbol stays in a fixed visual position for the person when the person's head changes orientation. The system comprises an optical element located in the optical path between the user's eye and the orientation reference symbol, such as a lens, mirror, a prism, a beam splitter, a retro-reflector, or any other device or medium that can change the appearance or apparent location of an image. The system further comprises a pitch indicator that gives visual pitch information to the person and/or a roll indicator that gives visual roll information to the person. The pitch indicator and the roll indicator are responsive to a pendulum, a rolling element, or a fluid in a reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: IARMOURHOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Wesley W. O. Krueger
  • Patent number: 10088675
    Abstract: A display system includes a light pipe including elongated surfaces and an input coupler. The light pipe is configured to provide an image received by the input coupler and expand the image in a first direction through one of the elongated surfaces. The display also includes a waveguide including an output grating, a first surface, a second surface, and a side surface. The first surface and the second surface have a larger area than the side surface, the output grating being configured to provide the image expanded in a second direction. The second direction is different than the first direction. The image enters the waveguide from the one of the elongated surfaces at the side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert D. Brown, James H. Stanley, Eric P. Stratton, Ming Yu
  • Patent number: 10078231
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems including at least one ophthalmic device and methods of using the system. The ophthalmic device includes at least one switchable lens therein that includes at least one electro-optical material. The ophthalmic device also includes at least one charging electrical circuitry. The charging electrical circuitry is electrically coupled to the switchable lens and is configured to receive electrical energy from or provide electrical energy to the switchable lens. The ophthalmic device can also include at least one transfer electrical circuitry that can be coupled to and configured to transfer electrical energy between the charging electrical circuitry and the switchable lens. The ophthalmic device can also include at least one controller operably coupled to at least the charging electrical circuitry and the transfer electrical circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, John Marshall, Clarence T. Tegreene, Roger Zaldivar, Roberto Zaldivar
  • Patent number: 10061144
    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: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10058704
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods, devices, and systems used for the treatment of and/or promoting recovery from various neurological disorders and conditions, including epilepsy and other seizure disorders and movement and other related disorders; for promoting recovery from acute or chronic brain injury (e.g. stroke, hypoxia/ischemia, head trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and other forms of brain injury, for awakening and/or promoting the recovery of patients in various levels of coma, altered mental status or vegetative state); or for promoting recovery from chronic daily headache and migraine and related disorders via external (cutaneous) stimulation of the sensory branches of the trigeminal nerve in the face and forehead. More specifically, devices and electrode assemblies configured for stimulation of the supraorbital, supratrochlear, infraorbital, auriculotemporal, zygomaticotemporal, zygomaticoorbital, zygomaticofacial, nasal and infratrochlear nerves are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Christopher M. Degiorgio, Patrick Miller
  • Patent number: 10052226
    Abstract: Dry eye treatment apparatus and methods are described herein which generally comprise a patch or strip affixed to the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelids to deliver heat or other forms of energy, pressure, drugs, moisture, etc. (alone or in combination) to the one or more meibomian glands contained within the underlying skin. The treatment strip or strips include one or more strips configured to adhere to an underlying region of skin in proximity to one or both eyes of a subject such that the one or more strips allow for the subject to blink naturally without restriction from the one or more patches. Moreover, the one or more strips may be configured to emit energy to the underlying region of skin and where the one or more strips are shaped to follow a location of one or more meibomiam glands contained within the underlying region of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sight Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Badawi
  • Patent number: 10045737
    Abstract: In order to enable collection of data from a head-mounted inward-facing camera, a clip-on device is attached to eyeglasses. The clip-on device optionally weighs less than 40 g and includes: (i) a body that may be attached and detached, multiple times, from a pair of eyeglasses in order to secure and release the clip-on device from the eyeglasses, (ii) an inward-facing camera fixed to the body, and (iii) a wireless communication module fixed to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Facense Ltd.
    Inventors: Arie Tzvieli, Gil Thieberger, Ari M Frank
  • Patent number: 10039957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to goggles (10) for providing feedback, in particular to a user, comprising at least one transparent portion (14) forming at least a portion of at least one glass (14) of the goggles (10), display means (18) for displaying light signals, wherein the display means (18) are integrated in the transparent portion (14), cover a surface of the transparent portion (14) at least partially and/or cover a surface of a frame (12) of the goggles (10) around the glass (14) at least partially, drive means (20) coupled to the display means (18) for providing signals to the display means (18) corresponding to the light signals to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Pavankumar Murli Dadlani Mahtani, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Kars-Michiel Lenssen
  • Patent number: 10036899
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sealing and encapsulating components on and within a multi-piece insert are set forth herein. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic lens is cast molded from a silicone hydrogel and the component includes a sealed and encapsulated multi-piece insert portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James Daniel Riall, Randall B. Pugh, Daniel B. Otts, Frederick A. Flitsch, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 10025116
    Abstract: A composite optical lens structure for use in protective eyewear. The optical lens structure comprises a polymeric lens structure having an aperture therethrough. Inside and outside lens structures formed of glass are mounted to and within the aperture of the polymeric lens structure to provide a lightweight and economical composite optical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew Barrows
  • Patent number: 10008124
    Abstract: A method and system provides security for remotely administered tests to examinees at respective remote locations by providing, with a head mounted image capture device for each examinee, video and data signals representing a series of images including both the forward field of view of the examinee and the examinee's eyes. The video and data signal are transmitted to a central sever which logs the data and makes it available in real time to a proctor. The image capture device may be any head mounted device equipped with one or more cameras arranged to provide the necessary images of the examinee's field of view and eyes and may comprise a frame for eyeglasses, a resiliently flexible head attachment clamp, or any device that may be secured to the examinee and support a camera or cameras having suitably directed viewing fields.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Beth Holst
  • Patent number: 10009679
    Abstract: A Bluetooth earphone combined with a pair of eyeglasses includes an earphone body and an engaging member. The earphone body includes a recess in which two axle holes and ratchets are designed. The engaging member includes a coupling portion, a ratchet wheel provided at the bottom of the engaging member, and two shafts provided on the ratchet wheel. The shafts are engaged in the axle holes, and the ratchet wheel are coupled with the ratchets, such that the engaging member can rotate at a proper angle relative to the earphone body with the shafts as a center of rotation and can be sustained in an adequate angle. As such, the Bluetooth earphone is flexibly combined with a pair of eyeglasses owned by a user in usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventor: Wen-Tse Huang
  • Patent number: 10001662
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for aiding the vision and motor function of an individual with autism and other complex developmental delays due to the inability to sustain convergence in addition to ocular motor deficiencies. The method allows improved direct midline gaze increasing selective attention with less averted gaze. The method is practiced by the steps of mounting one or more prisms with bases most often nasally of one or both lenses of a pair of glasses. An individual wearing these glasses even while sleeping will awaken to a more normalized and less confusing visual spatial world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel D. Gottlieb
  • Patent number: 9977265
    Abstract: Provided is a glasses type information terminal, which is not only configured to deliver information to a wearer without hindering everyday activities, but is also capable of easily delivering an intention or the like of the wearer to a surrounding area. Chip LEDs capable of selectively emitting a plurality of colors of light are arranged on a glasses frame. The chip LEDs are configured to radiate light toward an end portion of glasses lenses. A control module and a communication module configured to perform near field communication to and from a mobile terminal that generates personalized information on the wearer are accommodated in the glasses frame. The control module is configured to perform light emission control of the chip LEDs based on information from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LUNETTES INC.
    Inventor: Kei Shiratori
  • Patent number: 9977260
    Abstract: This invention discloses methods and apparatus for sealing and encapsulating Components on and within an annular-shaped Multi-Piece Insert. In some embodiments, an ophthalmic Lens is cast molded from a silicone hydrogel and the Component includes a sealed and encapsulated Multi-Piece Insert portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner, Daniel B. Otts, Frederick A. Flitsch, Sharika Snook
  • Patent number: 9979547
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media are described herein related to biometric authentication. A first computing device can detect a machine-readable code displayed by a second computing device, where the machine-readable code can identify protected information viewable via the second computing device. In response to detecting the machine-readable code, the first computing device can acquire biometric data via one or more biometric sensors associated with the first computing device. Based at least in part on the biometric data, the first computing device can generate an authentication message that includes authentication information and identifies the protected information. The first computing device can then send the authentication message to an authentication server for verification of the authentication information, where verification of the authentication information can allow access to the protected information via the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thad Eugene Starner, Michael Patrick Johnson
  • Patent number: 9971169
    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: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 9966774
    Abstract: A battery pack and charger platform including a voltage coupling circuit comprising an input that receives an input voltage and an output that sends an output voltage, a voltage monitoring circuit having an input coupled to the voltage coupling circuit output and an output, and a power source having an input coupled to the voltage monitoring circuit output, the power source input receives an input voltage representative of a charge instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Wohltmann, Regina G. C. Cunanan, Michael Cruz, Geoffrey S. Howard
  • Patent number: 9959841
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter generally relates to image presentation control methods and image presentation control apparatuses. The disclosed subject matter can comprise acquiring at least one piece of background information corresponding to the field of view of at least one eye of a user; adjusting, according to the at least one piece of background information, at least one presentation parameter corresponding to at least one image; and presenting, by means of near-to-eye presentation, the at least one image to the at least one eye according to the at least one presentation parameter that adjusted. In an embodiment of the disclosed subject matter, a presentation parameter corresponding to a to-be-presented image can be adjusted with reference to a content attribute of the image by analyzing a background environment feature of near-to-eye presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Liang Zhou
  • Patent number: 9955108
    Abstract: A miniature high definition camera system which converts parallel data to serial data at the camera and then back to parallel data at a remote digital video recorder to avoid signal attenuation issues known to occur with parallel data transmitted across data cables. The camera system features video sensors to permit recording in visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths as well as in low light for night vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: IL Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: O. Jacob Isaac-Lowry
  • Patent number: 9928654
    Abstract: An augmented reality display system comprises a passable world model data comprises a set of map points corresponding to one or more objects of the real world. The augmented reality system also comprises a processor to communicate with one or more individual augmented reality display systems to pass a portion of the passable world model data to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems, wherein the piece of the passable world model data is passed based at least in part on respective locations corresponding to the one or more individual augmented reality display systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 9927634
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles has a frame and defines a horizontal plane generally through the temples and bridge of the spectacles. At least one switchable lens is configured to switch its foci from a first focal length to a second focal length. An infrared emitter is disposed at one peripheral edge of the at least one switchable lens, the infrared emitter configured to emit an infrared radiation. An infrared sensor is disposed at an opposite peripheral edge, the infrared sensor configured to detect a different intensity of the infrared radiation from the infrared emitter upon reflection from the front surface of wearer's eye ball. The at least one switchable lens is configured to switch to its first focal length when the infrared sensor detects the infrared radiation and is configured to switch to its second focal length when the infrared sensor detects a different intensity of the infrared radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Valdemar Portney
  • Patent number: 9924265
    Abstract: A voice capture system worn by a user senses vibrations through the nose of the user when the user speaks. The voice capture system generates an electronic signal based on the sensed vibration and generate voice data based on the electronic signal. In this manner, the system may capture a user's voice while also screening out external noise (e.g., based on the sound dampening properties of the human skull). In one example, a voice capture system may include a wearable frame (e.g., eyeglass frame) on which is mounted at least one sensor and a device. The at least one sensor senses vibration in the nose of a user and generates the electronic signal based on the vibration. The device receives the electronic signal from the at least one sensor and generates voice data based on the electronic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paulo Lopez Meyer, Hector A. Cordourier Maruri, Julio C. Zamora Esquivel, Alejandro Ibarra Von Borstel, Jose R. Camacho Perez
  • Patent number: 9922464
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein include an augmented reality (AR) optical system, and associated method and computer program product, defining a field of view relative to an optical reference point. The optical system comprises an imagery display configured to display images using a received first display signal, and a beam-splitter disposed within the field of view and configured to cause the displayed images to appear in a first focal plane within the field of view. The optical system further comprises an occluding display disposed within the field of view and configured to display, based on the first display signal, occluding images in a second focal plane nearer to the beam-splitter than the first focal plane, thereby reducing environmental light at the optical reference point for at least a portion of the displayed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric C. Haseltine, Quinn Yorklun Jen Smithwick
  • Patent number: 9914037
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method and to a device for providing guiding to a user for executing a golf swing with a golf club on a golf ball towards a target, said method being implemented in an electronic device comprising a display in communication with a control unit, said display being placed in the line-of-sight of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventor: Mats Nordström
  • Patent number: 9910298
    Abstract: A computerized temple for use with a frame to form computerized eyewear has an elongated body having a first end defining a first end wall, wherein the elongated body first end is configured to be pivotally coupled to a frame first end, a second end defining a second end wall, wherein the second end is configured to rest on an ear of a wearer, a first and second side walls that extend between the first end and the second end, and a blind bore formed in the first end wall that extends from the first end toward the second end intermediate the first and the second side walls. In various embodiments, electronic components are received in the blind bore and a closure is at least partially received on the elongated body first end. The closure pivotally couples the elongated body first end to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Vision Service Plan
    Inventors: Jay William Sales, Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Matthew Allen Workman, Andrew Cook
  • Patent number: 9900498
    Abstract: A glass-type mobile terminal including a frame body configured to be worn as glasses by a user; a camera mounted on the frame body and configured to capture an image; and a controller configured to control the camera to capture at least one image of an object currently viewed with the glass-type mobile terminal based on at least one of linguistic expression information of the user and emotion information of the user on the currently viewed object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeseong Kim, Yujune Jang, Jeongyoon Rhee
  • Patent number: 9891704
    Abstract: Augmented reality with direct user interaction is described. In one example, an augmented reality system comprises a user-interaction region, a camera that captures images of an object in the user-interaction region, and a partially transparent display device which combines a virtual environment with a view of the user-interaction region, so that both are visible at the same time to a user. A processor receives the images, tracks the object's movement, calculates a corresponding movement within the virtual environment, and updates the virtual environment based on the corresponding movement. In another example, a method of direct interaction in an augmented reality system comprises generating a virtual representation of the object having the corresponding movement, and updating the virtual environment so that the virtual representation interacts with virtual objects in the virtual environment. From the user's perspective, the object directly interacts with the virtual objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Otmar Hilliges, David Kim, Shahram Izadi, David Molyneaux, Stephen Edward Hodges, David Alexander Butler
  • Patent number: 9885868
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for imaging, recognizing, and tracking of a user's eye that is wearing a HWC. Aspects further relate to the processing of images reflected from the user's eye and controlling displayed content in accordance therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John N. Border
  • Patent number: 9880633
    Abstract: An eyeglasses-type wearable device of an embodiment can handle various data inputs. The device includes right and left eye frames corresponding to positions of right and left eyes and nose pads corresponding to a position of a nose. Eye motion detection electrodes (sightline detection sensor electrodes) are provided with the nose pads to detect the eye motion of a user. Transmitter/receiver electrodes (capacitance sensor electrodes) of a gesture detector are provided with a part of the right and left eye frames to detect a gesture of the user. Various data inputs are achieved by a combination of input A corresponding to a gesture of the user detected by the gesture detector and input B corresponding to the eye motion of the user detected by the eye motion detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroaki Komaki, Akira Tanaka, Kenichi Doniwa, Hiroki Kumagai, Takashi Sudo, Yasuhiro Kanishima, Nobuhide Okabayashi
  • Patent number: 9874748
    Abstract: There is disclosed a glass type terminal including a band frame comprising a front portion located over a user's eyes and a side portion extended toward both ears from the front portion to be worn on the user's head, a first housing located in one end of the band frame, in which a first control unit is mounted, a second housing located in the other end of the band frame, in which a battery is mounted, a third housing coupled to a lateral surface of the band frame, adjacent to the front portion, in which a second control unit is mounted, a front housing coupled to the third housing by a hinge frontward, and a transparent display coupled to the front housing to be located in front of the user's eyes. Accordingly, the right and left weights of the glass type terminal are balanced such that the glass type terminal may be worn stably, when worn on the user's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Wonseok Joo
  • Patent number: 9873233
    Abstract: The present invention describes methods for creating Viewing Sets of Ophthalmic Lens with translation filters, including embodiments where the translation filters are included in an encapsulated Rigid Insert. The present invention also includes methods for forming a Media Insert capable of powering and controlling activation of an active translation filter, and more specifically, where the Media Insert may be incorporated in an Ophthalmic Lens Viewing Set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall B. Pugh, Karson S. Putt, Edward R. Kernick, Daniel Preza, Frederick A. Flitsch, Camille Higham, Sharika Snook
  • Patent number: 9861309
    Abstract: A mechanism to adjust variable focus lenses using monitored glucose levels is provided. A glucose sensor provides current blood glucose levels to a controller for the variable focus lenses. The controller determines appropriate adjustment control information for the variable focus lenses based upon the reported glucose levels. This adjustment control information is provided to the lenses, which are adjusted accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Linda M. Bal
  • Patent number: 9864211
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems and methods for removably coupling an electronic device to eyewear. In one aspect, an eyeglass is provided. The eyeglass includes an eyeglass frame adapted to be carried by a head of a wearer, at least a first lens, and at least a first lens support portion of the eyeglass frame configured to position the at least first lens in a path of a field of view of a wearer. The eyeglass further includes an attachment device that comprises a first connector and a second connector, where the first connector removably couples the attachment device to the eyeglass frame, and an electronic device, where the second connector removably couples the electronic device to the attachment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Belbey, Hans Karsten Moritz, Myong Kim
  • Patent number: 9864198
    Abstract: A head-mounted display includes a mounting unit, a display unit, a sensor unit, and a control unit. The mounting unit is configured to be mountable on a head of a user. The display unit is provided in the mounting unit and capable of providing the user with a field of view of a real space. The sensor unit is provided in a periphery of the display unit, includes a sensor that is capable of detecting a hand of the user that is brought close to or in contact with the sensor due to an action of the user, and performs output based on a detection result of the sensor. The control unit displays an image in the field of view and changes a display state of the image, based on a change in output of the sensor unit. With this configuration, the head-mounted display enables an intuitive operation to be performed using a natural action of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takeshi Iwatsu
  • Patent number: 9857590
    Abstract: A method and system to provide an alternative to head-mounted displays, which is socially acceptable across mainstream consumers, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Floyd Steven Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9860500
    Abstract: A wearable projector system includes a projector device and a portable device communicated with the projector device. The wearable projector system includes at least one signal generator, a projector and a control unit. The signal generator transmits wireless signals. The projector outputs projection contents. The portable device includes a plurality of sensors and an operation unit. The sensors detect a position of the signal generator and generate a position signal. The operation unit determines an adjustment displacement of the projector device according to the position signal and generates an adjustment displacement signal representing a displacement between the projector device and the portable device. The control unit adjusts a projecting direction and a projected frame shape of the projector according to the adjustment displacement signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Yen-Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 9853672
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal having a differentiated structure from the conventional one. The mobile terminal includes a neck band unit configured to be wearable on a user's neck, and having a main power supply unit; and a glass unit having a frame configured to be wearable on a user's head, having an input/output module installed at the frame, and electrically-connectable to the neck band unit so as to be provided with power from the main power supply unit, wherein the neck band unit is provided with accommodation recesses formed such that at least part thereof corresponds to the frame, and wherein the glass unit is coupled to the neck band unit when two ends thereof are inserted into the accommodation recesses, respectively, and wherein the glass unit is separated from the neck band unit when the two ends thereof are withdrawn from the accommodation recesses, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongseuck Ko, Dongchoon Kim, Eunseok Choi, Jonghun Kwon
  • Patent number: 9853235
    Abstract: An organic EL display device of active matrix type wherein insulated-gate field effect transistors formed on a single-crystal semiconductor substrate are overlaid with an organic EL layer; characterized in that the single-crystal semiconductor substrate (413 in FIG. 4) is held in a vacant space (414) which is defined by a bed plate (401) and a cover plate (405) formed of an insulating material, and a packing material (404) for bonding the bed and cover plates; and that the vacant space (414) is filled with an inert gas and a drying agent, whereby the organic EL layer is prevented from oxidizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 9851177
    Abstract: A night vision system includes an eyepiece and a video camera to capture a video image that can be remote to the eyepiece. The eyepiece includes an optical device with a front side and a back side. A splitting surface within the optical device reflects some of a video image toward an eye of a user of the eyepiece, and the splitting surface further allows some light of an optical image received from in front of the eyepiece to past through the eyepiece to the eye of the user. The layer of switchable coating on the eyepiece can be switched between a transparent mode and an opaque mode by the user. When in an opaque mode no light can leave the front side of the optical device and only the video image can be seen through the eyepiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Couture
  • Patent number: 9844459
    Abstract: Dry eye treatment apparatus and methods are described herein which generally comprise a patch or strip affixed to the skin of the upper and/or lower eyelids to deliver heat or other forms of energy, pressure, drugs, moisture, etc. (alone or in combination) to the one or more meibomian glands contained within the underlying skin. The treatment strip or strips include one or more strips configured to adhere to an underlying region of skin in proximity to one or both eyes of a subject such that the one or more strips allow for the subject to blink naturally without restriction from the one or more patches. Moreover, the one or more strips may be configured to emit energy to the underlying region of skin and where the one or more strips are shaped to follow a location of one or more meibomiam glands contained within the underlying region of skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sight Sciences, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Badawi
  • Patent number: 9829725
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a head mountable apparatus including two rims, where an inner top portion of each rim comprises a rim cavity, where each rim cavity comprises a first section and a second section, where a depth of the first section extends from an edge of the respective rim cavity to a first depth, where a depth of the second section extends from the first depth to a bottom of the respective rim cavity, where the first section is operable to secure a lens, and where the second section is part of a wire channel that is operable to secure one or more wires; and a nose bridge connecting the two rims, where a back of the nose bridge comprises a bridge cavity that connects between the second section of each rim cavity, and where the bridge cavity is part of the wire channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Peter Cazalet, Livius Chebeleu, Michael Kubba
  • Patent number: 9816857
    Abstract: A method for calculating a rate of UV radiation absorbed by a user's skin including: capturing image data of an area of the user's skin; determining a skin tone of the user's skin based on the captured image data; calculating a rate of UV radiation absorption for the determined skin tone; measuring an amount of UV radiation exposed to the user's skin; and calculating a rate of UV radiation that would be absorbed by the user's skin based on the user's skin tone and the amount of UV radiation exposed to the user's skin. The method can further comprise calculating an amount of time that the user can be exposed to the amount of UV radiation exposed to the user's skin based on predetermined criteria. The predetermined criteria can at least include an SPF level of sunscreen applied to the user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Omnitek Partners LLC
    Inventors: Jahangir S Rastegar, Harbans Dhadwal, Thomas Spinelli
  • Patent number: 9810923
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deformable membrane assembly 1 comprising an elastic membrane 8 that is held under tension around its edge by a bendable membrane supporting member 2,10, a body of fluid in contact with one face of the membrane, the pressure of the fluid being controllable for adjusting the shape of the membrane, and one or more bending controllers 24 acting on the supporting member 2, 10 to control the bending of the supporting member in response to loading through tension in the membrane. The bending stiffness of the membrane-supporting member 2, 10 varies round its extent to control the profile of the edge of the membrane 8; etc. upon actuation. A variety of different types of bending controllers are disclosed which permit out-of-plane bending of the supporting member 2, 10 but prevent or control in-plane bending or deformation of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Adlens Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Edward Stevens, Alex Edginton, Benjamin Thomas Tristram Holland, Daniel Paul Rhodes, Dijon Pietropinto, Derek Paul Forbes Bean, Roger Brian Minchin Clarke, Peter Lee Crossley, Richard Leefe Douglas Murray, Edwin James Stone
  • Patent number: 9804419
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for controlling the intensity and wavelength of light that is perceived by a user to achieve optimal contrasts when viewing medical images. A medical image reviewing system may include at least one medical image displaying monitor and a light-filtering optical eyewear. The light-filtering optical eyewear may include an eyewear frame, the eyewear frame including a first temple, a second temple, and a lens frame, the lens frame being centrally connected between the first temple and the second temple. The light-filtering optical eyewear may further include a first ambient light shield, the first ambient light shield being connected along the first temple. The light-filtering optical eyewear may further include a second ambient light shield, the second ambient light shield being connected along the second temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: RAO INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Vijendra Rao
  • Patent number: 9775513
    Abstract: Systems for determining an individual's current focal plane by measuring parameters associated with binocular vision focusing using one or two contact lenses are provided. In an aspect, a system includes a first contact lens and a second contact lens respectively configured to be worn over first and second eyes of an individual. The first contact lens and the second contact lens respectively include first and second substrates, and first and second circuits respectively disposed on or within the first and second substrates and configured to respectively generate first data related to a focal trajectory of the first eye and second data related to a focal trajectory of the second eye, wherein the first circuit employs the second contact lens to generate the first data and the second circuit employs the first contact lens to generate the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Harvey Ho, Nathan Pletcher, Olivia Hatalsky
  • Patent number: 9772497
    Abstract: A customized viewing system for an optical device to alleviate back and neck strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Troy Hewlett, Jonathan Michael Butler