Combined Patents (Class 351/158)
  • Patent number: 12038331
    Abstract: A wearable device includes: a base to be worn on a head of a user; a first sensor that is provided to the base to be at a distance from a surface of the user's head and measures a first signal relating to a temperature of the surface of the user's head; an estimation circuit that estimates a body temperature of the user based on the first signal; and a display that presents the body temperature of the user estimated by the estimation circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Shin Toyota, Kazuyoshi Ono
  • Patent number: 12025297
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a portable lamp worn on the head and method of construction for the portable lamp. The construction method forms a composite structure that improves the comfort, reduces the volume, and better distributes the weight of the components of the lamp. The method of construction allows for a flexible material or set of flexible materials to be used to encapsulate the rigid parts of the headlamp. The flexible and rigid materials can be joined together in a heat press process that results in a single composite structure that has both attributes of the rigid material(s) and the flexible material(s) in different areas of the lamp. The battery can be located at the back or otherwise remote from the light to improve weight distribution and comfort for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: BioLite Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Olof Ljunggren, Andrew Laska, Jonathan N. Cedar, Melinda Abbruzzi, David Ryan Gist
  • Patent number: 12025855
    Abstract: Techniques for providing wearable electronic devices with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear to facilitate audio support including enhanced hearing. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere. The wearable electronic devices with electronic components can, for example, provide audio output, audio enhancements, or event-related audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 12019310
    Abstract: An eyewear device provides for routing a flexible conductive element or conductor through a hollow interior of a hinge mechanism that connects a temple of the eyewear device to its. The hinge mechanism comprises a pair of hinge pieces that defines a composite conduit through the hinge mechanism, conduit and hence the conductor routed through the passage being hidden or obscured from external view in any operational position of the hinge mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Wayne Moskowitz, David G. Fliszar, Martin Mape
  • Patent number: 12019314
    Abstract: Systems, devices, techniques and methods for concurrent use of head mounted displays with surgical loupes during surgical procedures are provided. In some embodiments, the head mounted display comprises a display unit with a combiner and the surgical loupe is mounted below the display unit. In some embodiments, eye relief from the back side of the combiner to the front surface of the cornea is the same or smaller than a vertex distance from the back lens of the surgical loupe to the front surface of the cornea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: OnPoint Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Steines, Chuang-Jang Chiou, Raymond Bojarski, Philipp K. Lang
  • Patent number: 12007810
    Abstract: A head-mounted device may have a head-mounted housing. The housing may include a frame with left and right openings that receive respective left and right optical modules that present images to a user's eyes. Each optical module may have a lens and display that presents an image through the lens. Camera support members may be coupled to respective left and right peripheral portions of the frame. Each camera support member may have openings configured to receive cameras. Antennas may be formed on a camera support member. The antennas may have metal traces on a surface of the camera support member, may have conductive structures embedded within the camera support member, and/or may have patterned metal traces on printed circuits attached to or embedded in the camera support member. The cameras may operate through portions of a display cover layer that covers an outwardly-facing display on the head-mounted housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan S. Maric, Anthony S. Montevirgen, Evan D. Christensen, Lijun Zhang, Phil M. Hobson, Samuel A. Resnick, Yi Jiang
  • Patent number: 12001599
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an eyewear frame for a user includes at least a front portion with two side portions; two speakers, one in each side portion; a connection region at one side portion, with an electrical connector having two conductive pads to connect to corresponding conductive contacts of a counterpart connector; a rechargeable battery; a microphone in the frame; and wireless communication circuitry in the frame. The connection region can be provided at an inside surface of one of the side portions. The eyewear frame can also include a touch-sensitive input surface on the eyewear frame configured to provide an input to the frame to perform a function. Another embodiment includes a headset with an electrical connector having a conductive pad to connect to a corresponding conductive contact of a counterpart connector. The headset can also include a touch-sensitive input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 11986646
    Abstract: A headset for use in delivering electrical stimulation to the skin surface of the head or in sensing one or more body parameters of the head of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: NEUROLIEF LTD.
    Inventors: Amit Dar, Amir Cohen, Ron Belson, Jonathan Bar-Or
  • Patent number: 11982814
    Abstract: A device having a see-through display including a segmented light source configured to provide additional control of an illumination level of an image display. The individual light segments of the light source are individually controlled to together produce a light beam that illuminates the image display to provide an additional range of control of the illumination level. An N number of light segments allow the minimum light level of the light beam to be 1/N of the minimum light the light source can generate. The maximum light level of the beam is N time brighter than a light source with only one light segment. The dynamic level of the image generated is matched to the ambient light about the device such that the image is visually acceptable to a user. The device can be eyewear in one example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Greengard
  • Patent number: 11982810
    Abstract: An adjustable fluid-filled lens or minor assembly 100 comprising a fluid-filled envelope and a supporting structure therefor; the fluid-filled envelope being constituted by a first wall that is formed of a distensible elastic membrane 15 having an exterior optical surface of variable focusing power, a second wall 18 that is spaced from the first wall on a z-axis, and a collapsible peripheral side wall 17 that extends between the first and second walls, and being filled with a substantially incompressible fluid 16; a membrane holding structure 14 that is attached to a peripheral edge of membrane 15 for holding the membrane under tension; and one or more selectively operable actuator assemblies r1, r2, r3 for moving one or more corresponding regions of the peripheral edge of the membrane on the z-axis towards and away from the second wall 18 for controlling the profile of the peripheral edge of the membrane; wherein the or each actuator assembly comprises a connecting member 91, 92, 93 that is attached to the m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ADLENS LTD
    Inventors: Thomas Norman Llyn Jacoby, Simon Peter Horrocks, Daniel Paul Rhodes, David Mlynski, Robert Edward Stevens
  • Patent number: 11976806
    Abstract: A headlamp includes a first light assembly including a first LED operable in a first plurality of lighting modes and a second light assembly electrically coupled to the first light assembly. The second light assembly includes a second LED operable in a second plurality of lighting modes, a battery receptacle configured to receive a battery pack, and an actuator operable to toggle the first LED between the first plurality of lighting modes and the second LED between the second plurality of lighting modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Techtronic Cordless GP
    Inventors: Shane E. Hurin, Jacob Wagner
  • Patent number: 11974625
    Abstract: A facemask attachable to a cap or hat eliminates the burden associated with separately transporting both items. The hat includes a crown portion with a sweatband circumferentially disposed on an inner surface. The face mask includes a fabric sheet having a pair of temple straps that are clipped to the sweatband and a pair of neck straps having magnetic fasteners for securing the straps around a wearer's neck. When not needed, the mask can be readily stored within the crown portion interior while the hat is worn, if desired. When needed, the mask is deployed from the hat and the neck straps are secured around the back of the neck to comfortably position the sheet against the wearer's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Jefferson L. Smith, Roger Hall
  • Patent number: 11971612
    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: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Yongping Wang, Mark Graham, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus
  • Patent number: 11970611
    Abstract: The present invention provides a member for a wearable device, the member including a resin base material, an electronic component, and a protecting layer which protects the electronic component, wherein the protecting layer is a layer formed from a curable composition including a perfluoropolyether group-containing compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Honda, Teruyuki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 11960157
    Abstract: A variable optical transmission device (2) comprising: —ariable transmission optics (4a, 4b) capable of varying an optical transmission between an initial transmission value (TV (ti)) and a target transmission value (TVtarget), and —a control unit (5) configured to control a transmission parameter of the variable transmission optics, wherein the control unit (5) is configured to control a response duration of the variable transmission optics as a function of the initial transmission value (TV (ti)) and the target transmission value (TVtarget).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Marius Peloux
  • Patent number: 11958488
    Abstract: The described systems and methods determine a driver's fitness to safely operate a moving vehicle based at least in part upon observed UVB exposure patterns, where the driver's UVB exposure levels may serve as a proxy for vitamin D levels in that driver's body. A smart ring, wearable on a user's finger, continuously monitors user's exposure to UVB light. This UVB exposure data, representing UVB exposure patterns, can be utilized, in combination with driving data, to train a machine learning model, which will predict the user's level of risk exposure based at least in part upon observed UVB exposure patterns. The user can be warned of this risk to prevent them from driving or to encourage them to get more sunlight exposure before driving. In some instances, the disclosed smart ring system may interact with the user's vehicle to prevent it from starting while exposed to high risk due to deteriorated psychological or physiological conditions stemming from insufficient UVB exposure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Jason Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11947199
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for visual field translation are disclosed, including providing an apparatus comprising: a platform; first and second left eye mirrors and first and second right eye mirrors coupled to the platform, wherein the left eye and right eye mirrors are configured to redirect light reflecting or emanating from an object onto regions of the user's retinas unaffected by scotomas; wherein the first left eye mirror and the first right eye mirror are positioned to approximately match a pupillary distance between the user's eyes; and viewing into the apparatus and making adjustments to one or more of the first left eye mirror, the second left eye mirror, the first right eye mirror, and the second right eye mirror in order to translate the user's central vision axis onto regions of the user's retinas unaffected by scotomas. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Whaid Rose
  • Patent number: 11934038
    Abstract: Eyewear devices including a tether and methods for identifying proper installation of the tether are disclosed. An eyewear device includes transmission lines extending through the temples to electrical and electronic components positioned adjacent to edges of a frame. A tether is attached to the temples to enable power and communication flow between the electrical and electronic components rather than through the frame. Proper installation is identified based on communications passing between the electrical and electronic components via the tether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Yoav Ben-Haim, Varun Sehrawat, Teodor Dabov, John Bernard Ardisana
  • Patent number: 11921354
    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: April 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John Bernard Ardisana, II, Teodor Dabov, Yoav Ben-Haim
  • Patent number: 11921355
    Abstract: Techniques for providing wearable electronic devices with electrical components are disclosed. The electrical components can provide electrical technology to eyewear to facilitate audio support including enhanced hearing. The electrical components can operate independently or together with other electrical components provided elsewhere. The wearable electronic devices with electronic components can, for example, provide audio output, audio enhancements, or event-related audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 11917120
    Abstract: Eyewear including a sensor integrated into frame of eyewear. In one example, the sensor comprises a strain gauge, such as a metallic foil gauge, that is configured to sense and measure distortion of the frame when worn by a user and under different force profiles, by measuring a strain in the frame when bent. The measured strain by strain gauge is sensed by a processor, and the processor performs dynamic calibration of image processing based on the measured strain. The distortion measured by the strain gauge is used by the processor to correct calibration of the cameras, and the displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SNAP INC.
    Inventors: Jason Heger, Russell Patton
  • Patent number: 11914225
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for a hinge feed antenna of eyewear, are disclosed. One apparatus includes a front frame, a temple arm, and a hinge rotatably connecting the front frame and the temple arm. For an embodiment, the temple arm includes a circuit assembly including at least a radio. For an embodiment, the front frame includes one or more antennas traces, wherein the hinge conductively connects the circuit assembly to the one or more antenna traces. The apparatus further includes an antenna tuner located between the circuit assembly and the hinge, wherein a rotation position of the temple arm is sensed, wherein the rotation position is dependent on an orientation of the front frame relative to the temple arm; and wherein the antenna tuner includes an impedance tuner for adaptively adjusting an input impedance of the impedance tuner based on the sensed rotation position of temple arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Ce Zhang, Bruno Cendon Martin, Jennifer Davis-Wilson, Geng Ye
  • Patent number: 11911106
    Abstract: An optical modulator is disposed in front of an eye along a direction in which light enters the eye to modulate the properties of light depending on the degree of opacity of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Kwanghoon Lee, Sungguk Chun, Seonkyu Yoon, Seon Man Kim
  • Patent number: 11914764
    Abstract: A head mounted display device, including a frame, a mask, at least one infrared (IR) transmitter, and at least one image capture device, is provided. The mask has a first light reflection layer on a first side. The IR transmitter is disposed in the frame and is used to emit an emitting light beam toward the first light reflection layer. The first light reflection layer reflects the emitting light beam to send a reflective light beam toward a target area. The image capture device is disposed in the frame and is used to capture a target area reflective image of the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Fu-Cheng Fan, Siye Wang
  • Patent number: 11906749
    Abstract: AR glasses are provided with left and right temples extending well behind the ears of the wearer to establish a center of gravity of the glasses that is approximately vertically above the front portion of the ears of the wearer. Rear segments the temples may be detachably engaged with the temples and may hold one or more electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Naoki Ogishita, Jeffrey R. Stafford, Koichi Obana
  • Patent number: 11903820
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a three-lens IOL system including a first, anterior lens, a second, posterior lens rigidly connected to the first lens by at least one rigid member such that the second lens is a fixed distance from the first lens along an axis, a third, center, moveable lens positioned between the first lens and the second lens and adapted to move linearly along the axis anteriorly in a direction of the first lens or posteriorly in a direction of the second lens to change an optical power of the system, and an articulating actuator that contacts the moveable lens and a capsular bag of an eye when the IOL system is implanted in the capsular bag, the articulating actuator adapted to move the moveable lens linearly along the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Matthew McCulloch
  • Patent number: 11906748
    Abstract: Systems of the present disclosure can provide a head-mountable device that distributes forces along the user's head. A head-mountable device can include head securement element with a support element to engage the head of the user. The support element can be coupled to the frame or light seal module of the head-mountable device. The support element can be attachable or deployable from the head-mountable device. A head-mountable device can also distribute forces with a support portion extending from a band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Scott M. Leinweber, Adam Y. Kollgaard, Venkata Narayana Murthy Arelekatti, Sally R. Annis
  • Patent number: 11906817
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides eyeglasses including: an eyeglass rim; an eyeglass temple, the eyeglass temple comprising a control circuit or a battery; a rotating shaft, the rotating shaft being configured to connect the eyeglass rim and the eyeglass temple, so that the eyeglass rim and the eyeglass temple are relatively rotated around the rotating shaft, and the rotating shaft being disposed with a rotating shaft wiring channel along an axial direction; and a speaker, the speaker comprising an earphone core, the speaker being connected to the eyeglass temple, the control circuit or battery in the eyeglass temple driving the earphone core to vibrate through the connection wire, wherein the earphone core vibrates to generate a driving force to drive a housing panel of the speaker to vibrate, and a straight line of the driving force being not parallel to a normal line of the housing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SHOKZ CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yueqiang Wang, Haofeng Zhang, Yongjian Li, Yunbin Chen, Fen You, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11896522
    Abstract: A device includes a frame, a rotatable housing and a permanent magnet. The frame is configured to be worn adjacent an eye region of a wearer. The rotatable housing is coupled to the frame. The permanent magnet is coupled to the rotatable housing and includes a first surface having a first static magnetic polarity and a second surface having a second static magnetic polarity opposite the first static magnetic polarity. The rotatable housing is arranged to rotate the permanent magnet between a first position orienting the first surface towards the eye region of the wearer and a second position orienting the second surface towards the eye region of the wearer. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Houston, Eleftherios Paschalis Ilios, Matteo Tomasi
  • Patent number: 11899284
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides eyeglasses including: an eyeglass rim; an eyeglass temple, the eyeglass temple comprising a control circuit or a battery; a rotating shaft, the rotating shaft being configured to connect the eyeglass rim and the eyeglass temple, so that the eyeglass rim and the eyeglass temple are relatively rotated around the rotating shaft, and the rotating shaft being disposed with a rotating shaft wiring channel along an axial direction; and a speaker, the speaker comprising an earphone core, the speaker being connected to the eyeglass temple, the control circuit or battery in the eyeglass temple driving the earphone core to vibrate through the connection wire, wherein the earphone core vibrates to generate a driving force to drive a housing panel of the speaker to vibrate, and a straight line of the driving force being not parallel to a normal line of the housing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SHOKZ CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yueqiang Wang, Haofeng Zhang, Yongjian Li, Yunbin Chen, Fen You, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11899287
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a spectacle lens having a lens substrate a lens substrate and at least one coating is disclosed. The method includes at least the following steps in the given order: providing a lens substrate having an uncoated or pre-coated front surface and an uncoated or pre-coated back surface, coating at least one surface with at least one coating, the surface of the at least one coating being modifiable when contacted with at least one medium being able to modify the surface of the coating, completely or partially contacting the surface of the coating with the at least one medium, applying at least one single electromagnetic pulse to at least one of the surfaces of the spectacle lens having the lens substrate, the coating and the medium and obtaining the spectacle lens having the at least one coating with a completely or partially modified surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Michel-René Christmann, Waiz Karim, Andreu Llobera Adan, Yujing Liu, Christian Lischer, Maximilian Kastner
  • Patent number: 11892644
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John N. Border, Robert Michael Lohse, John D. Haddick, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 11892645
    Abstract: Intelligent VR (Virtual Reality) elastic bandage equipment includes a main body, left and right supporting arms, a rear support, a telescopic assembly and a driving mechanism. According to a touch panel in the equipment, different input signals are triggered through different touch actions and touch durations, and a motor is controlled through a main control circuit board, so that the motor outputs different rotating speeds and directions; and therefore, the motor further drives the driving mechanism to drive the telescopic assembly to move and stretch, the telescopic assembly further drives the left and right supporting arms to retract, and adjustment of the distance between the main body and the head of a human body is achieved, so that the equipment is more comfortable to use, the use range is enlarged, and the operation is easy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: ETLINK (HK) PRECISION INDUSTRIAL CO., LIMITED
    Inventor: Yongqiang Hu
  • Patent number: 11880033
    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 may vary for different users and 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: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    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: 11880095
    Abstract: An optical device including an active programmable lens having an adjustable optical power depending on a prescription of a wearer and being relative to a vision distance and/or direction of an eye of the wearer, a vision sensor adapted to measure vision data relating to the vision distance and/or direction of the eye, and an optical power controller that includes a memory storing computer executable instructions and adapted to store measured vision data and two predetermined optical power states corresponding to an optical power relative to a range of vision distance and/or direction of the eye, and a processor for executing the stored computer executable instructions, which include instructions for adjusting the adjustable optical power between the predetermined optical power states with a resolution smaller than or equal to 0.25 D when the vision data passes from one range of vision distance and/or direction to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Marius Peloux, Cecile Petignaud, Konogan Baranton, Benjamin Rousseau, Bruno Fermigier
  • Patent number: 11873984
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first light source, a second light source, a controller and a power source. The first light source may activate color channels of a reactive material in response to a signal. The second light source may deactivate a subset of the color channels of the reactive material in response to the signal. The controller may receive an input, determine characteristics for the light sources in response to the input and generate the signal in response to the first characteristics and the second characteristics. The power source may provide power for the light sources and the controller. The reactive material may change appearance in response to the subset of the color channels deactivated. The power source and the controller may be contained in a housing of the apparatus. The light sources may enable the apparatus to emit light onto an object comprising the reactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: HUT ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: John Paul Gleason
  • Patent number: 11867903
    Abstract: A near-eye display device for virtual or augmented reality (AR), comprising of only a few, light-weight optical elements and offering high resolution and a large field of view. The device comprises a display positioned close to a user's eye and a concave, preferably partially transparent mirror, reflecting and focusing displayed images toward the user's eye. The display emits image forming light patterns from its side away from the eye and is clear transparent from its other side, allowing for a direct view through the display. This allows for a coaxial rather than the usual off-axis-configuration of the optical image forming elements, in particular the concave mirror and also the display itself, which may also serve as a second optical element if its surface has a non planar shape. These principles presented allow to overcome resolution limitations usually connected with simple optical configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventor: Rolf R. Hainich
  • Patent number: 11864991
    Abstract: A system includes an intraocular pseudophakic contact lens configured to be implanted in an eye and mounted on or attached to an artificial intraocular lens in the eye. The system also includes an external lens configured to be positioned in front of the eye. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens and the external lens form a telescopic Galilean vision system. The external lens may include a spectacle lens or a contact lens. The intraocular pseudophakic contact lens may include an optical lens configured to provide a minus power optical magnification, and the external lens may be configured to provide a plus power optical magnification. The optical lens of the intraocular pseudophakic contact lens may include a central portion configured to provide a minus power optical magnification and an annular portion surrounding the central portion and configured to provide a different power optical magnification or no optical magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: OnPoint Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Cady, Kevin L. Waltz
  • Patent number: 11867983
    Abstract: Provided are electronic eyeglasses including a power supply unit that is less likely to be unfastened and is easily attachable and detachable. A power supply unit is detachably attached to an accommodating chamber in a distal end portion of a temple. The power supply unit includes, from a front end toward a rear end, an electrical connection terminal; a first housing unit that holds a first battery, and that has a side surface having an arc shape in a plan view; a narrow portion that is connected to the arc-shaped side surface, and that has a side surface narrower than the side surface; and a second housing unit that has a side surface connected to the narrow side surface, and that hold a second battery. The accommodating chamber has a protruding portion that is elastically deformed so as to be fitted to the narrow portion of the power supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Hino, Ryuki Kan
  • Patent number: 11860371
    Abstract: An eyewear device including an eye tracker to track a user's eye. The eyewear includes a see-through display for creating an image. The eyewear includes a light source generating a collimated light beam, and the display includes a powered optical element that receives and reflects the light beam. The powered optical element spreads the light beam to uniformly illuminate a user's eye. The powered optical element may include a holographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kubala, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11853648
    Abstract: Systems and methods for smart sensors are provided. A smart sensor includes: a case; a power adapter configured to be plugged directly into an electrical outlet; a computer processor; a microphone; a speaker; a camera; at least one sensor; a control switch; a sync button; a USB port; and a memory storing: an operating system; a voice control module; a peer interaction module; a remote interaction module; and a cognitive module. In embodiments, the power adapter includes prongs that extend from a back side of the case, and the microphone, the speaker, the camera, and the at least one sensor are on a front side of the case opposite the back side of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stan K. Daley, Zhong-Hui Lin, Tao Liu, Dean Phillips, Kent R. VanOoyen
  • Patent number: 11850492
    Abstract: A system for providing recreational assistance includes a frame and a speaker and at least one processor connected to the frame. The at least one processor is in operable communication the speaker and a user input device and configured to, in response to the detection of user input by the user input device, generate a signal representative of a distance between the frame and a landmark and cause the speaker to generate an aural indication representative of the distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Extreme18, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Thompson, Jr., Steven M. Zika
  • Patent number: 11850444
    Abstract: A medical apparatus and method of operating a medical apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a radiation source for emitting radiation towards an area to be treated of a patient; a mount element arranged to be worn by the patient for positioning the radiation source in a predetermined position relative to the area to be treated; a sensor element arranged to provide a signal indicative of whether the apparatus is being worn by the patient; and at least one controller arranged to receive the signal from the sensor, and to determine whether the apparatus is being worn by the patient, and to determine duration data indicative of the duration for which the radiation source emits radiation whilst the apparatus is being worn by the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Polyphotonix Limited
    Inventors: Richard Anthony Kirk, Martin Neil Holland, Thomas Snell, Duncan Hill, Luke Stuart Barclay
  • Patent number: 11841558
    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: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: tooz technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Christoph Menke
  • Patent number: 11835798
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are taught that provide assistance to a user through an eyewear device. Data is received from a first sensor. The first sensor is incorporated into an eyewear device. The first sensor measures a parameter related to the user. A state of the user is analyzed using the data. Assistance is provided to the user. The assistance is in a form of feedback, and the feedback is related to the state of the user. The assistance can also be related to a context of the user and a state of the user. The context of the user is determined from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SOLOS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ernesto Carlos Martinez Villalpando, Chiu Ming So, Kwok Wah Law, Wai Kuen Cheung
  • Patent number: 11829518
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an eyewear frame for a user includes at least a front portion with two side portions; two speakers, one in each side portion; a connection region at one side portion, with an electrical connector having two conductive pads to connect to corresponding conductive contacts of a counterpart connector; a rechargeable battery; a microphone in the frame; and wireless communication circuitry in the frame. The connection region can be provided at an inside surface of one of the side portions. The eyewear frame can also include a touch-sensitive input surface on the eyewear frame configured to provide an input to the frame to perform a function. Another embodiment includes a headset with a touch-sensitive input surface and an electrical connector having a conductive pad to connect to a corresponding conductive contact of a counterpart connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: IngenioSpec, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas A. Howell, David Chao, C. Douglass Thomas, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 11822709
    Abstract: A system including a sensor configured so that the presence of a spectacle within a detection range of the sensor is detectable by the sensor when the spectacle includes a predetermined identification structure. The system may further include a control unit configured to receive an information from the sensor and to carry out a predetermined action, upon a condition in which the one or more spectacle lenses may be detected. A method may include detecting the presence of the spectacle within a detection range, and further providing, by the sensor, an information to the control unit. The information may confirm the detection of the spectacle. The method may include carrying out, by the control unit, the predetermined action. A computer program product including instructions to cause the system to execute the steps of the method. A computing device including the sensor and a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Yu Liu, Chit Yaw Fu, Yassine Fakhreddine, Xingzhao Ding
  • Patent number: 11809020
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to arranging electrical contacts on a hinge of a wearable device. One example provides a wearable device comprising a frame, a first temple piece, a second temple piece, a first hinge connecting the first temple piece to the frame, a second hinge connecting the second temple piece to the frame, and a first contact and a second contact arranged on one or more of the first hinge and the second hinge, the first contact and the second contact being configured to connect with external circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Navid Poulad, Young duk Song, Paul Andrew Bosveld, Nicolas A Denhez
  • Patent number: 11796833
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are taught that provide reconfigurable components for eyewear devices. A reconfigurable component for use in an eyewear device, includes a first temple. The first temple is configured for use with the eyewear device. The first temple further includes a first engagement portion. The first temple includes a first temple insert module (TIM). The first temple insert module is releasably couplable with the first engagement portion. The reconfigurable component can include at least one of a sensor and a display. The first temple insert module further includes a first wireless communication system. The first wireless communication system is configured to communicate wirelessly with a user device. The first temple insert module further includes a processor and a first speaker. The processor is configured to receive an input from at least one of the sensor and the first wireless communication system and to generate an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SOLOS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ernesto Carlos Martinez Villalpando, Chiu Ming So, Kwok Wah Law, Wai Kuen Cheung
  • Patent number: 11789290
    Abstract: A method for preparing the double-sided composite thinning zoom concave lens, includes steps of: S1: establishing the a front surface mathematical model and a back surface mathematical model in an optical software; S2: establishing an evaluation function comprising an optimized value of astigmatism and an edge thickness of the lens; and S3: inputting a structural parameters of the lens blank and the prescription power, optimizing one by one using the least square method according to the evaluation function to obtain data of a front surface and a rear surface of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Bingsong Wei, Hao Deng