Combined Patents (Class 351/158)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9759933
    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: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 9753287
    Abstract: A wearable electronic display that includes an eyewear frame having a first side frame portion. A display module with a micro-display for generating images can be mounted to the first side frame portion. The display module can have an elongate portion with an image exit window positioned for directing viewable images to a user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny W. Y. Chow, Kenneth A. Kokinakis, John C. C. Fan
  • Patent number: 9753312
    Abstract: There is provided a method for improving a night vision by operating a pair of eyeglasses comprising: a sensor that detects an intensity of a light near a user; a comparator device that compares the detected light intensity near the user against a dimness threshold; and an onboard projector in the pair of eyeglasses projecting a red light simultaneously into each eye of the user if the detected light intensity near the user becomes lower than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen James Moore
  • Patent number: 9746692
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. The wearable device can comprise a frame, an elongate temple and an articulated joint. The frame can define one or more optical element holders configured to hold respective optical elements for viewing by a user in a viewing direction. The temple can be moveably connected to the frame for holding the frame in position when the device is worn by the user. The articulated joint can connect the temple and the frame to permit movement of the temple relative to the frame between a wearable position in which the temple is generally aligned with the viewing direction, and a collapsed position in which the temple extends generally transversely to the viewing direction. The articulated joint can include a base foot fixed to the frame and oriented transversely to the viewing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Streets, Jun Lin, Stephen Steger
  • Patent number: 9746697
    Abstract: A rear-viewing mirror assembly for a pair of glasses having an arm, the mirror assembly includes a housing forming an inner area and configured to secure to the arm; a locking mechanism disposed within the inner area of the housing; an elongated rod extending partially outside the housing and engaged with the locking mechanism; and a mirror rigidly attached to the elongated rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Jerry Van Hubbard
  • Patent number: 9742997
    Abstract: Systems and methods for device handshaking are described. Embodiments for client device and associated wearable device initiated handshaking are described. In certain embodiments, a device such as wearable camera eyeglasses having both high-speed wireless circuitry and low-power wireless circuitry communicates with a client device. The low-power wireless circuitry is used for signaling and to manage power on handshaking for the high-speed circuitry in order to reduce power consumption. An analysis of a high-speed connection status may be performed by a client device, and used to conserve power at the glasses with signaling from the client device to indicate when the high-speed circuitry of the glasses should be powered on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Alex Bamberger, Peter Brook, Nicolas Dahlquist, Matthew Hanover, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II
  • Patent number: 9730647
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring calorie input are described. A calorie measure may be maintained. At least one image of a food item may be captured. The at least one image of the food item may be transmitted to a server. A calories consumed value may be received from the server. The calories consumed value may be determined based at least in part on the at least one image of the food item. The calorie measure may be updated based on the received calories consumed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew J. Eyring
  • Patent number: 9726904
    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: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SNAP Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 9726909
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical filter comprising: at least one optically transparent liquid-crystal shutter, the shutter having a polarization voltage ULCD that marks a threshold between two polarization states, and being designed to switch between at least two opacities OP1 and OP2, OP2 being strictly higher than OP1, when it receives a voltage that is above or below, respectively, the polarization voltage ULCD; and an electronic system comprising: an electronic module for controlling the liquid-crystal shutter, designed to control the voltage applied to the liquid crystal shutter; a photosensitive sensor, designed to deliver, to the electronic control module, a continuous voltage Ucs that varies depending on the luminous intensity that it receives, the photosensitive sensor being the only power supply of the electronic control module and the liquid-crystal shutter, the optical filter being characterized in that, if the photosensitive sensor receives a luminous intensity below a dazzle threshold le, the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Evelyne Casbi, Jean-Paul Borreau
  • Patent number: 9720240
    Abstract: An adjustable visual optical element is provided, which may be supported, for example, by an eyeglass. The optical element is preferably adjustable in each of the X, Y, and Z axes to allow the wearer to optimize projection of the optical element. A view axis of the display is preferably also angularly adjustable with respect to a wearer's straight ahead normal line of sight. Source electronics may be carried onboard the eyeglasses, or may be connectable to the eyeglasses via either a hardwire, optical guide, or radiofrequency link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Jannard
  • Patent number: 9720260
    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: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Ryan Saylor, Carlos D. Reyes
  • Patent number: 9696566
    Abstract: A wearable electronic display that includes an eyewear frame having a first side frame portion. A display module with a micro-display for generating images can be mounted to the first side frame portion. The display module can have an elongate portion with an image exit window positioned for directing viewable images to a user's eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Kopin Corporation
    Inventors: Kenney W. Y. Chow, Kenneth A. Kokinakis, John C. C. Fan, Declan Halpin, Lee A. Kuczewski, Ernesto Carlos Martinez Villalpando
  • Patent number: 9699433
    Abstract: The current invention relates to the method to achieve re-focusable vision, including re-focusable stereo vision, with detecting the re-focusing event from a human eye. The method comprises utilizing optical and electrical sensing apparatus to detect the physiological change of viewer's eye without viewer's active participation or physical action, and retrieving the intended focus depth information of the viewer from such physiological information to update the visual impression perceived by the viewer that matches the intended focus depth, to achieve a re-focusable vision. The sensing apparatus includes both “glass” type and “contact-lens” type of see-through substrates that contain optical and electrical components that are necessary for obtaining the physiological information of viewer's eye and controlling the visual impression that the viewer perceives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Yuchen Zhou
  • Patent number: 9699540
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to techniques (300) and apparatuses (100, 500) for implementing a flexible transducer for soft-tissue audio production. These techniques (300) and apparatuses (100, 500) enable an audio-production device (102) having a flexible transducer (116, 402) conformed to a person's pinna to create audio within the person's external ear canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Michael Daley
  • Patent number: 9690326
    Abstract: A wearable display device includes a display unit configured to transmit an image, a first housing having a first end connected to the display unit, a second housing having a first end disposed opposite to the first end of the first housing, and a sliding unit configured to slidably connect the first housing and the second housing to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: An Na Ryu, Mu Gyeom Kim, Hee Soo Yoo, Kwang Hoon Lee, Myoung Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 9690101
    Abstract: As a first prism and a second prism respectively have a third surface and a sixth surface, which are reflecting surfaces which are asymmetrical with respect to an axis, inside thereof, it is possible to correct an aberration, and to display an video having high performance. Furthermore, in the first prism, as a plurality of reflecting surfaces (a second surface and the third surface) is provided, it is possible to reduce a size and a weight of the apparatus. Furthermore, like the second surface and a fifth surface, as a surface which functions not only as a light incident surface that causes video light to be incident but also as a total reflecting surface which totally reflects the video light is provided, it is possible to further reduce a size of an optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Komatsu, Takahiro Totani, Masayuki Takagi, Takashi Takeda, Toshiaki Miyao
  • Patent number: 9684185
    Abstract: A therapeutic eyewear frame is disclosed. A therapeutic agent is integrated with one or more frame before, during or after forming a material into the frame, the therapeutic agent having between 100 and 10,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Effekt LLC
    Inventor: Robert Falken
  • Patent number: 9672416
    Abstract: The description relates to facial tracking. One example can include an orientation structure configured to position the wearable device relative to a user's face. The example can also include a camera secured by the orientation structure parallel to or at a low angle to the user's face to capture images across the user's face. The example can further include a processor configured to receive the images and to map the images to parameters associated with an avatar model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Cha Zhang, Zhengyou Zhang, Bernardino Romera Paredes
  • Patent number: 9671607
    Abstract: A flexible fluidic mirror system and a hybrid fluidic optical system is disclosed herein. The flexible fluidic mirror system generally includes a flexible fluidic mirror having an outer housing and a flexible membrane supported within the outer housing, and a fluid control system operatively coupled to the flexible fluidic mirror. A portion of the flexible membrane comprises a reflective coating or film or nanoparticles disposed thereon or sprayed on. The hybrid fluidic optical system generally includes a hybrid fluidic optical device (i.e., a lens or mirror) having an outer housing and a flexible membrane supported within the outer housing, and a fluid control system operatively coupled to the hybrid fluidic optical device. The hybrid fluidic optical device further includes a magnetically actuated subsystem configured to selectively deform the flexible membrane so as to increase or decrease the convexity of the flexible membrane of the hybrid fluidic optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Gholam A. Peyman
  • Patent number: 9665172
    Abstract: A portable eye tracker device is disclosed which includes a frame, at least one optics holding member, and a control unit. The frame may be adapted for wearing by a user and include an eyeglass frame having a nose bridge. The at least one optics holding member may include at least one illuminator configured to selectively illuminate at least a portion of at least one eye of the user and at least one image sensor configured to capture image data representing images of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user. The optics holding member may be coupled with the nose bridge. The control unit may be configured to control the at least one illuminator for the selective illumination of at least a portion of at least one eye of the user, and receive the image data from the at least one image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Erik Engwall, Jonas Andersson, Richard Hainzl, Simon Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 9648277
    Abstract: A headband camera device which transmits streaming video, images, GPS location data and voice communications via a smart phone app or transmit and store data independent of the smart phone app. A Bluetooth module or other short range transmission module in the headband facilitates voice communication by interfacing with a user's Bluetooth enabled smartphone or within a Wifi location. Alternatively, the camera headband device transmits streaming video, sends images and 2-way communications independently of a smartphone over a wireless network by use of an internal SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Remote Xccess, LLC
    Inventor: Marlena Edwards
  • Patent number: 9618747
    Abstract: A compact, lightweight, self-powered head mounted display device for viewing a media file including omnidirectional image data and corresponding audio data. The device includes a housing configured to be worn on a user's head, a processor, and at least one display for displaying the image data from a processor. The device also includes at least one speaker for playing the audio data to the user. The device also includes a system memory for storing media files for display on the device. The device detects the orientation/position of the user's head and updates the displayed image and played sound accordingly. The device may also create omnidirectional media files for playback or for use on other devices. The device may send and receive media files utilizing a wired connection, a wireless connection, or both. The device may optionally fold up for compact storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Jason Villmer
  • Patent number: 9606375
    Abstract: Detachable wearable electronic eyeglasses and head mounted gear with a plurality of electronic functions and interchangeable electronic function, and a wearable computer with optimal weight distribution and stretchable arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: GEELUX HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventor: Marcio Marc Abreu
  • Patent number: 9596554
    Abstract: The present invention includes methods, circuits, devices, systems and associated computer executable code for acquiring, processing and rendering acoustic signals. According to some embodiments, one or more direction specific audio signals may be generated using a microphone array comprising two or more microphones and an audio stream generator. The audio stream generator may receive a direction parameter from an optical tracking system. There may be provided an audio rendering system adapted to normalize and/or balance acoustic signals acquired from a soundscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Vladimir Sherman
  • Patent number: 9585557
    Abstract: A tracking and display system for an eye of a person is incorporated into eyewear having at least one lens and being positionable in front of the eye or eyes with attachment hardware. A circuit with a power source is fixed with the eyewear and includes at least one multispectral LED adapted to project light towards the eye and at least one multispectral light detector adapted to receive light reflected from the eye. As such, movement, anatomy and physiology of the eye are determined according to an organized pattern of projected light reflected and received by the at least one detector. To display an image, light from the at least one multispectral LED is conveyed by at least one optical fiber to an eye-facing surface of a lens of the eyewear and then onto the retina of the person's eye to form a visible heads-up display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: Alvin Spivey
  • Patent number: 9588343
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a head-mounted display (HMD) that generates a virtual reality environment. Through the generation and tracking of positional data, a focal point may be tracked with respect to one or menu navigation elements. Following the fixated positioning of the focal point over the menu navigation element for a predetermined amount of time, a process corresponding to the menu navigation element is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Justin Moravetz
  • Patent number: 9588356
    Abstract: An eyewear apparatus is provided that includes a lens structure having a lens panel, and a battery structure on the lens panel. The battery structure may include an anode, a separator and a cathode, and may also include a solar panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Andy Keates
  • Patent number: 9590205
    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: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yasuyuki Arai
  • Patent number: 9581816
    Abstract: A digital glass enhanced media system (DGEMS) is provided that is capable of performing routing and processing of audio and video inputs received from a plurality of digital glass devices, as well as a plurality of agencies, in order to provide enhanced and coordinated information distribution among the digital glass devices. Such routing may include distributing information received from the devices to relevant agencies providing assistance to the wearers of those devices, as well as to other team member devices. Control is also provided, such that a user of such a digital glass device car select how or what information is received. In this manner, coordinated information distribution can be provided so as to allow users to optimize the coordination of their teamwork.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Wengrovitz, Joseph R. Mazzarella