Combined Patents (Class 351/158)
  • Patent number: 10989933
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a connector, an assistive device, a wearable device, and a wearable device kit. The connector includes a first magnetic connecting component; and a second magnetic connecting component detachably connected to the first magnetic connecting component by magnetic attraction. By means of the connector of the present disclosure, the assistive device can be detachably connected to the wearable device more reliably and more flexibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEXTVPU (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Sun, Haijiao Cai, Xinpeng Feng, Ji Zhou
  • Patent number: 10970030
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for detecting a wearing status of a wearable device, the wearing status indicating whether a user is wearing the wearable device and sending wearing status data to a companion communication device to control a behavior of the companion communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Watson, David John Shaw, Arun Dhyaneshwar Chawan, Matthew Gillette, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Jeffrey Chandler Moore, Patrick Ian Bernhard, Baek San Chang, Patrick Lee Coffman, Jonathan Anderson Bennett, Anthony Guetta, Jahan Christian Minoo, Keith Walter Rauenbuehler
  • Patent number: 10966651
    Abstract: An information processing method is executed by a computer having a control unit, wherein the control unit executes: acquiring a plurality of biological signals; detecting for each predetermined time unit a peak part of the respective biological signals; attaching identical identification information to one or a plurality of peak parts forming an identical peak when attaching peak identification information to each of the biological signals; and extracting a combination of corresponding peaks from at least two biological signals on the basis of the identification information of each time unit of the at least two biological signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: JINS HOLDINGS Inc.
    Inventor: Taiki Komoda
  • Patent number: 10966043
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to calibrating head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) for a user of an audio system (e.g., as a component of a headset) using cartilage conducted sounds. A test sound is presented to a user using a transducer (e.g., cartilage conduction) and an audio signal is responsively received via a microphone at an entrance to the user's ear canal. The test sound and audio signal combination may be provided to an audio server where a model is used to determine one or more HRTFs for the user. Information describing the one or more HRTFs is provided to the audio system to be used for providing audio to the user. The audio server may also use a model to determine geometric information describing a pinna of the user based on the combination. In one embodiment, the geometric information is used to determine the one or more HRTFs for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Morteza Khaleghimeybodi, Vamsi Krishna Ithapu, Antonio John Miller
  • Patent number: 10952607
    Abstract: Improved optical coherence tomography systems and methods to measure thickness of the retina are presented. The systems may be compact, handheld, provide in-home monitoring, allow the patient to measure himself or herself, and be robust enough to be dropped while still measuring the retina reliably.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Lukas Scheibler, Matthias Pfister, Urban Schnell, Stefan Troller, Ryo Kubota
  • Patent number: 10951976
    Abstract: An eyeglass headphone with a frame that is constructed and arranged to be carried by the head of a wearer, the frame comprising a bridge that is adapted to be supported by the wearer's nose, and a left temple and a right temple that extend rearwardly from the bridge, toward the left and right ears of the wearer, respectively, and a dipole loudspeaker built into the frame, where the dipole loudspeaker comprises a driver that emits front-side acoustic radiation from its front side, and emits rear-side acoustic radiation from its rear side. The frame comprises at least first and second sound-emitting openings, wherein the first sound-emitting opening is constructed and arranged to emit front-side acoustic radiation and the second sound-emitting opening is constructed and arranged to emit rear-side acoustic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Ray Scott Wakeland, Ryan C. Struzik, Chester S. Williams, Jason D. Silver
  • Patent number: 10935798
    Abstract: A field-of-view transformation structure of a head-mounted magnifying-glass comprises: a wearing-piece, a supporting-assembly, a first pivoting-portion, a magnifying-glass main-body, a first prism main-body, and a second prism main-body; wherein the supporting-assembly is set with the wearing-piece, the first pivoting-portion is defined on the supporting-assembly, the magnifying-glass main-body and the first pivoting-portion are pivotally set mutually, a first facing-eye-surface is defined on the first prism main-body corresponding to the magnifying-glass main-body, and a second facing-eye-surface is defined on a offset position of the magnifying-glass main-body; thus, the user can wear the wearing-piece, when wanting using the first prism main-body to watch, the magnifying-glass main-body can be flipped upwards; or, the user can directly view the second facing-eye-surface to simultaneously watch other parts of the patient when watching the magnifying-glass main-body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Chung-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 10935816
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pair of light emitting diode eyeglasses. The light emitting diode eyeglasses include an eyeglass frame that comprises a pair of leg frames and a front frame that is provided with a plurality of light emitting diodes, a communication module for communicating one or more pattern data with a control terminal unit, a control unit that is provided in the eyeglass frame and configured to control driving of the light emitting diodes such that the pattern data is displayed through the light emitting diodes, and a power supply unit that is provided for each leg frame of at least one of the pair of leg frames, and configured to supply electric power to the light emitting diodes, the memory unit, the communication module, and the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEOFECT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoyoung Ban, Hyang Jung Kim, Han Sirk Seo, Daehoon Won, Sungjun Roh, Young Geun Choi
  • Patent number: 10918965
    Abstract: A wearable, illuminating mask including a facepiece with slots located in side edges of the facepiece, wherein the facepiece is connected to bases of temples, wherein each base of temples includes a front and back cover that are attachable to one another. The front and back covers each include an inner wall portion, which portions each comprise a c-shaped support. These c-shaped supports extend towards each other when the front and back covers are connected together and form a cradle that align an LED with the slots of the facepiece, so as to illuminate the mask at specifically designed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LightUpToys.com, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Kelly, Joshua C. Kelly, Max Armendariz Lalama, Ariel Macaulay Bruton
  • Patent number: 10917634
    Abstract: A wearable device may include a head-mounted display (HMD) for rendering a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object which appears to be located in an ambient environment of a user of the display. The relative positions of the HMD and one or more eyes of the user may not be in desired positions to receive, or register, image information outputted by the HMD. For example, the HMD-to-eye alignment vary for different users and may change over time (e.g., as a given user moves around or as the HMD slips or otherwise becomes displaced). The wearable device may determine a relative position or alignment between the HMD and the user's eyes. Based on the relative positions, the wearable device may determine if it is properly fitted to the user, may provide feedback on the quality of the fit to the user, and may take actions to reduce or minimize effects of any misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    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: 10908435
    Abstract: Provided is a pair of automatically photosensitive sunglasses with low power consumption, including a spectacle frame, two liquid crystal lenses provided thereon, a power supply module, a photosensor, a microprocessor, and a high-frequency charging and discharging bootstrap circuit, wherein the microprocessor comprises a low-frequency switching drive circuit for switching to a low or a high driving voltage of the liquid crystal lenses. The photosensor on the glasses triggers a switch by intelligently sensing the light change, and the lenses automatically become bright or dark accordingly, which is more convenient for users as it requires no manual operation. As the input power supply voltage is greatly increased by the high-frequency charging and discharging bootstrap circuit, simply a small and low voltage battery is enough to make it work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: JIANGMEN YEEBO SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoqi Lin, Lieyin Lin, Huili Han, Genghao Wu
  • Patent number: 10908428
    Abstract: The disclosed system may include (1) a processing device that generates image data, (2) a wearable display device including (a) a display subsystem that presents an image based on the image data to a user wearing the wearable display device and (b) a battery to supply power to the wearable display device, where the wearable display device receives the image data from the processing device over a data connection, and the wearable display device is physically separate from the processing device, and (3) a display storage case for the wearable display device, where the storage case charges the battery of the wearable display device while the wearable display device resides in the storage case, and the processing device wirelessly charges the battery of the wearable display device while the wearable display device resides atop the processing device external to the storage case. Various other methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 10894199
    Abstract: Embodiments for providing recreational assistance are described. A system for providing recreational assistance includes a frame and a microphone, a speaker, and at least one processor connected to the frame. The at least one processor is in operable communication with the microphone and the speaker and configured to, in response to the detection of an aural command by the microphone, 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: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: EXTREME18, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Thompson, Jr., Steven M. Zika
  • Patent number: 10877296
    Abstract: Rotational alignment apparatus and methods for interchangeable loupe telescope(s) are provided. Some embodiments include an indexing ring including a projection. The ring is fixed to the telescope upon rotational alignment of the telescope. The alignment may involve use of a laser and test fixture. The projection mates with a corresponding indexing notch of a loupe anchoring device. Loupes may comprise one or more anchor assemblies, and one or more interchangeable telescope assemblies. The interchangeable telescope assemblies are held to the anchor assemblies by magnetic attraction between one or more magnets and/or one or more magnetic components affixed to corresponding surfaces of the corresponding assemblies. Mating of the projection with the notch ensures appropriate relative rotational alignment of the assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Kerr Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas R. Lindsey, Matthew Christopher Oren, Ramesh Janardhanam
  • Patent number: 10877297
    Abstract: A monitoring component for monitoring relative position of a head mounted device and a user of the head mounted device, the head mounted device including at least one sensor, the monitoring component including: a memory configured to store computer executable code, and a processor configured to execute the computer executable codes stored in the memory of: a communication code configured to receive data from the head mounted device indicative of at least one feature sensed by the at least one sensor of the head mounted device, an information generating code configured to generate an information indicative of the relative position of the head mounted device and the user of the head mounted device based at least on the data received from the head mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Denis Rousseau, Konogan Baranton
  • Patent number: 10877299
    Abstract: Eyeglasses including a frame and a decorative insert associated with the frame and further include an identification device disposed between the frame and the decorative insert, the identification device adapted to be read by an external reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventors: Fabio Borsoi, Valerio Oliana
  • Patent number: 10859857
    Abstract: Ophthalmic lenses incorporate multifocal properties for the purpose of slowing, retarding, controlling or preventing myopia development or progression, correcting presbyopic vision or allowing extended depth of focus. The lens has electronically controlled adjustable focus where the change in focus oscillates so rapidly that it is imperceptible to human vision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Noel A. Brennan, Salvatore Caldarise, Khaled Chehab, Xu Cheng, Michael J. Collins, Brett A. Davis, Jaclyn Hernandez, Adam Toner, Fan Yi
  • Patent number: 10852562
    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: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Wayne Moskowitz, David G. Fliszar, Martin Mape
  • Patent number: 10825248
    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: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10823981
    Abstract: A deformable membrane assembly comprises an at least partially flexible fluid-filled envelope, one wall of which is formed by an elastic membrane that is held around its edge by a resiliently bendable supporting ring, a fixed support for the envelope and selectively operable means for causing relative movement between the supporting ring and the support for adjusting the pressure of the fluid in the envelope, thereby to cause the membrane to deform. The bending stiffness of the ring varies round the ring such that upon deformation of the membrane the ring bends variably to control the shape of the membrane to a predefined form. The moving means comprise a plurality of ring-engaging members that are arranged to apply a force to the ring at spaced control points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    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: 10815720
    Abstract: There is disclosed a filter for a vehicle window comprising a layer of filter material, the layer of filter material being for substantially preventing the transmission of radiation at a first predetermined visible wavelength band, the first predetermined visible wavelength band covering the wavelength of a predetermined laser threat, whilst substantially allowing visible wavelengths outside of the band to be transmitted, such that the filter can offer a visible light transmission of at least 70%, and a radiation detector, such that radiation at the first predetermined wavelength band can be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Daniel Benjamin Black, Mohammed-Asif Akhmad, Leslie Charles Laycock
  • Patent number: 10809536
    Abstract: A pair of augmented reality glasses comprising a main body of glasses and an optical assembly connected with the main body of glasses is provided. The optical assembly is arranged on an outer side of the main body of glasses, at least one end of the optical assembly is rotationally connected with a leg of the main body of glasses, and the optical assembly rotates with damping with respect to the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GoerTek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xing Zhang, Xiaocheng Chi, Xiangdong Lan
  • Patent number: 10772516
    Abstract: A heart rate monitor (40) for detecting a pulse of a person (10) employs a platform (43), a plurality of multi-axis accelerometers (41R, 41L) and a pulse detector (44). The multi-axis accelerometers (41R, 41L) are adjoined to the platform (43) to generate differential mode signals (AZR, AZL) indicative of a sensing by the accelerometers (41) of physiological motion (12) of the person (10) relative to acceleration sensing axes (42R, 42L) and to generate common mode signals (AXR, AXL, AYR, AYL) indicative of a sensing by the accelerometers (41R, 41L) of extraneous motion by the person (10) relative to the acceleration sensing axes (42R, 42L). The pulse detector (44) is operably connected to the multi-axis accelerometers (41R, 41L) to generate a pulse signal (PS)as a function of a vertical alignment of the acceleration sensing axes (42R, 42L) combining the differential mode signals (AZR, AZL) and cancelling the common mode signals (AXR, AXL, AYR, AYL).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: James Knox Russell, Haris Duric, Chenguang Liu
  • Patent number: 10768427
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus equipped with a depth of field control function for enabling augmented reality, which is capable of controlling the depth of field and focus and also preventing an image from being blurred due to diffraction by using a pseudo-pinhole effect. The apparatus includes: a display unit configured to generate a virtual image; a circular depth of field control unit configured to have a size in a range from 50 to 700 ?m, and also configured to reflect the virtual image generated in the display unit, to increase the depth of field of the virtual image, and to then enable the virtual image to reach an eye of the user; and a frame part configured such that the display unit and the depth of field control unit are installed thereon or therein, and also configured to enable the user to wear the apparatus for enabling augmented reality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LETINAR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong Hun Ha
  • Patent number: 10768451
    Abstract: An embodiment includes eyewear comprising an optical element, a controller, a support structure configured to support the optical element and the controller, light sources coupled to the controller and supported by the support structure, and a diffuser positioned adjacent to the light sources and supported by the support structure, the diffuser including microstructures that diffuse light emitted by the light sources in a radial anisotropic diffusion pattern or a prism-like diffusion pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Cècile Claire Madeleine Carlson
  • Patent number: 10742965
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 10722128
    Abstract: Computerized eyewear and corresponding methods measure a wearer's heart rate using a first optical sensor and a second optical sensor at least partially embedded in an eyewear temple. The first optical sensor transmits a first signal to a temple of the wearer and the second optical sensor transmits a second signal to the temple of the wearer. Reflections of the first signal are used to measure a raw heart rate delta and reflections of the second signal are used to measure a noise delta. The raw heart rate delta and the noise delta are used to determine a measured heart rate of the wearer of the computerized eyewear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vision Service Plan
    Inventors: Walter M. Mason, Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Matthew Allen Workman, Shaun Patrick Garland, Jason Lomnitz, Jay William Sales
  • Patent number: 10698196
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a sensor loupe where the user can look at a gemstone through a passive optical loupe and take a picture of the exact field of view that he sees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Guy Davidi, Ofer Davidi, Itzhak Pomerantz, Elie Meimoun
  • Patent number: 10690945
    Abstract: Method for optimizing an optical lens equipment for a wearer Method for optimizing an optical lens equipment for a wearer, the method comprising:—an eye tracking device providing step, during which a spectacle frame mounted eye tracking device is provided to the wearer, —a wearer parameter monitoring step, during which at least one parameter relating to the eyes of the wearer is monitored using the eye tracking device and—an optimization step during which the optical lens equipment is optimized based at least partly on the base of the monitoring of the at least one parameter during the wearer parameter monitoring step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Romain Fayolle, Pascal Allione, Sylvain Chene, Delphine Tranvouez
  • Patent number: 10682048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for monitoring an eye of a subject, comprising: a transparent carrier for being in contact with the eye of the subject; and a photosensor facing the eye of the subject for receiving light reflected from the eye of the subject and for determining a light intensity of the received light, wherein the photosensor is arranged on the transparent carrier; and wherein the photosensor includes one of: a plurality of photodetectors arranged in the form of a two-dimensional array and spaced apart from one another for allowing incident light to pass between the photodetectors to enter the eye of the subject wherein the plurality of photodetectors is arranged in a plurality of rows of photodetectors or in a plurality of concentric circles substantially covering the iris and the pupil of the eye of the subject; and a single large area photodetector covering an iris and a pupil of the eye of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Koray Karakaya, Charles Frederik Sio, Louis Nicolas Atallah, Kiran Hamilton J. Dellimore, Ron Martinus Laurentius Van Lieshout, Susanne Maaike Valster
  • Patent number: 10684479
    Abstract: Disclosed are head-mounted personal multimedia systems and visual assistance devices thereof, which are featured with a diopter adjustment unit to configurably provide various diopters for the user's eye(s) to watch. In order to watch clearly the picture displayed by a fixed-range display surface, the user's eyes can perform physiological accommodation movements in response to the diopters dynamically configured by the diopter adjustment unit, so that the eye fatigue could be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: VRVAORIGIN VISION TECHNOLOGY CORP. LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 10656438
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart contact lens and a light-transmitting body thereof. The smart contact lens includes a light-transmitting body, an image-sensing module and an image display module. The light-transmitting body has a first view window and a second view window. The image-sensing module diverges from the second view window by a predetermined horizontal distance. The image display module diverges from the first view window by a predetermined horizontal distance. The light-transmitting body has a first transmission path formed between the second view window and the image-sensing module, and a second transmission path formed between the first view window and the image display module. An external image source received by the second view window is transmitted to the image-sensing module through the first transmission path, and an internal image source generated by the image display module is transmitted to an eyeball through the second transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MATAVIEW PHOTOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Chien-Shou Liao
  • Patent number: 10649233
    Abstract: An unobtrusive augmented reality (AR) system can be used to assist the wearer in every day interactions by projecting information from the contact lens display onto the retina of the wearer's eye. The unobtrusive augmented reality system includes a necklace and a contact lens display that are unobtrusive to the wearer and the wearer's surrounding environment. The necklace of the unobtrusive augmented reality system generates power and data for the contact lens displays. The necklace and contact lens display include conductive coils inductively coupled by a magnetic field. The inductive coupling allows data and power generated by the necklace to be transferred to the contact lens display. A projector in the contact lens display projects images generated from the data onto the retina of the wearers eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan, Herbert John Kniess, Ion Opris, Michael West Wiemer, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Patent number: 10649239
    Abstract: A pair of electronic eyeglasses includes an eyeglasses frame and an eyeglasses lens mounted within the eyeglasses frame. At least one femtoprojector is embedded within the eyeglasses lens. The femtoprojector includes an image source and an optical system that projects an image from the image source onto the retina of the wearer. The femtoprojector is small enough that is does not significantly interfere with the wearer's view through the eyeglasses lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Herbert John Kniess, Brian Elliot Lemoff
  • Patent number: 10649210
    Abstract: A display apparatus has an image generator that generates image-bearing light from a f surface and a lens spaced apart from the image generator and having an aspheric incident refractive surface concave to the image generator and having an aspheric reflective surface concave to the image generator, wherein a principal axis of the reflective surface is normal to the image generator. A beam splitter plate disposed in free space between the image generator and the lens has first and second parallel surfaces that are oblique to a line of sight of a viewer. The lens and the beam splitter plate define a viewer eye box for the image-bearing light along the line of sight of the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Monroe Cobb, Kevin J Magierski
  • Patent number: 10644543
    Abstract: An augmented reality system can include an electronic contact lens, a power source, and a head wearable object. The contact lens, power source, and head wearable object all include corresponding conductive loops to enable wireless transfer of power between the power source and the contact lens. When current is driven through a conductive loop of the power source, the power source generates a primary time-varying magnetic field. The primary time varying magnetic field induces a current in a conductive loop of the head wearable object. The induced current in the head wearable object generates a secondary time-varying magnetic field. Both the primary and secondary time varying magnetic field generate a current in the conductive loop of the contact lens. The system can also include a haptic feedback system that allows information to be communicated between elements of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Hawk Yin Pang, Herbert John Kniess
  • Patent number: 10639765
    Abstract: A real-time calculation system capable of computing the industrial optical performance and yields of a prescription laboratory is disclosed. The system uses statistical analysis to determine the compensation factors that can be applied to given products, Semi-Finish, materials, or lens designs to increase the lab yields. Using a monitoring and configuration system, the user tracks the evolution of the laboratory's performance and identifies areas in which yields are impacted. The user defines how the calculation system will optimize the laboratory's performance, such as by defining how the compensation factors will be calculated and applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Sebastien Piraube, Brad J. Gelb
  • Patent number: 10642050
    Abstract: Systems and devices are disclosed herein that provide or relate to modular accessory devices for a wearable device, such as a glasses-style head-mountable device (HMD). Illustrative systems may include a first frame component having an accessory slot accessible via an entry point on a transverse surface of the first frame component, a second frame component movably coupled to the first frame component, and one or more accessory devices that each have a slot-mating feature shaped for insertion into and removal from the accessory slot via the entry point. The second frame component may be movable between a first position in which the second frame component blocks access to the entry point, and a second position in which the second frame component allows access to the entry point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jay Kothari, Christopher Hoover, Raymond Gradwohl, Kenneth Robertson, Melvin Chua, John Stivoric, Zoey Zweber, Jacques Gagne
  • Patent number: 10634922
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to speaker assemblies for head worn computers, including speaker assemblies in a temple portion of a head-worn computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, Nima L. Shams, Ralph F. Osterhout
  • Patent number: 10635244
    Abstract: A head mounted display device includes: display part disposed to correspond to two eyes of a user, and including wires and one or more pixels connected to the wires; and a sensor disposed around the display part and configured to sense a touch of the user. The sensor includes sensing electrodes, and at least one of the sensing electrodes is provided on the same layer as a portion of the display part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Ki Hong, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10624735
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for providing improved intraocular lenses (IOLs), include features for reducing side effects, such as halos, glare and best focus shifts, in multifocal refractive lenses and extended depth of focus lenses. Exemplary ophthalmic lenses can include a continuous, power progressive aspheric surface based on two or more merged optical zones, the aspheric surface being defined by a single aspheric equation. Continuous power progressive intraocular lenses can mitigate optical side effects that typically result from abrupt optical steps. Aspheric power progressive and aspheric extended depth of focus lenses can be combined with diffractive lens profiles to further enhance visual performance while minimizing dysphotopsia effects. The combination can provide an increased depth of focus that is greater than an individual depth of focus of either the refractive profile or the diffractive profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMO GRONINGEN B.V.
    Inventors: Carmen Canovas Vidal, Aixa Alarcon Heredia, Patricia Ann Piers, Hendrik A. Weeber
  • Patent number: 10624790
    Abstract: Embodiments for systems, methods and apparatuses of eyewear are disclosed. One method includes treating a patient with shutter glasses therapy for a relatively short period of time, such as at least a 6 week period; wherein the shutter glasses therapy includes blanking a first lens of shutter glasses being worn by the patient for a first blocking time, blanking a second lens of the shutter glasses being worn by the patient for a second blocking time, and controllably setting at least one of the first blocking time and the second blocking time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: David Chao, Zhiyang Guo, Jason Sweis, Vivian Liane Rice, Grace C Sheen, Eric S Hussey
  • Patent number: 10624781
    Abstract: Micro-droplet delivery devices and methods are described where the device may comprise a piezoelectric actuator having a piezoelectric chip that is operatively coupled to a drug package under a preloading force. The actuator is configured to generate an acoustic pressure within the drug package to dispense droplets of an agent from an aperture, e.g., to the corneal surface of the eye. The piezoelectric actuator can be coupled or decoupled from the drug package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kedalion Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: Yehuda Ivri
  • Patent number: 10623628
    Abstract: An electronics-enabled eyewear device provides a primary command channel and a secondary command channel for receiving user input during untethered wear, one of the command channels providing for tap input detected by motion sensor(s) incorporated in a body of the eyewear device. A predefined tap sequence or pattern can be applied to frame of the device to trigger as device function. In one example, a double tap of the device's frame causes charge level display indicating a battery charge level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Hanover
  • Patent number: 10617914
    Abstract: A training aid for a swimmer includes a housing. The housing is sealed so that the housing is water tight. A coupler is coupled to the housing and is configured to couple to a swimmer's goggles to couple the housing to the goggles. A power module, a microprocessor, and a sensor are coupled to and positioned in the housing. An indicator is coupled to the housing. The microprocessor is operationally coupled to the power module. The sensor and the indicator are operationally coupled to the microprocessor. The sensor is configured to detect motion of the housing so that the microprocessor is positioned to determine a speed of the swimmer and to compare performance values of the swimmer relative to target values. The microprocessor is positioned to selectively signal the indicator to notify the swimmer of a difference between the performance values and the target values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Gabriel Magalhaes, Filipe Magalhaes
  • Patent number: 10617025
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a wearable device, a display module, a fixing rack and a connecting rod module. The wearable device is used to be placed on a human head. The display module is used to cover human eyes. The fixing rack is fixedly connected to the wearable device. The connecting rod module includes a support arm and a sliding member. The support arm is pivotally connected to the fixing rack. The sliding member is fixedly connected to the display module, and slidably engaged with the support arm and the fixing rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC
    Inventors: Chun-Lung Chen, Yuan-Peng Yu, Hung-Chieh Wu, Feng-Shih Lin, Chi-Chang Yu, Chia-Hsing Shih, Shen-Her Wang
  • Patent number: 10598959
    Abstract: Lenses may be mounted to eyewear using several techniques. A first technique involves the use of a lens unit that is mounted to a frame at a frame bridge. The lens unit includes a lens frame split proximate to the frame bridge, allowing the frame to be opened and a lens inserted. A second technique involves a mechanical interference arrangement that allows a lens to be inserted into, and retained by, a frame groove in a front frame. An inner cover may then be affixed to the front frame to enclose electronics in the front frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jung Sik Yang, Eliot Kim
  • Patent number: 10591745
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems for wearable devices such as eyewear are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device includes a frame, a temple, onboard electronics components, and a coupling mechanism. The frame is configured to hold one or more optical elements. The temple is connected to the frame at an articulated joint such that the temple is disposable between a collapsed condition and a wearable condition in which the device is wearable by a user to hold the one or more optical elements within user view. The onboard electronics components comprise at least a pair of electronics components carried by the frame and the temple respectively. The coupling mechanism is incorporated in the articulated joint and that is configured to electrically connect the pair of electronics components across the articulated joint both when the temple is in the wearable condition and when the temple is in the collapsed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lin
  • Patent number: 10564446
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for establishing the representation of the edge of a spectacle lens or of a left spectacle lens and a right spectacle lens for a spectacle wearer is disclosed. The method includes: providing image data relating to the spectacle wearer with a worn spectacle frame; calculating information data derived from the image data; calculating a deterministically optimizable cost function linking the information data with spectacle lens data, wherein the spectacle lens data describe the spatial extent of at least one spectacle lens held in the spectacle frame; and setting a curve of an edge of the spectacle lens or of the left spectacle lens and the right spectacle lens by optimizing the cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH, Carl Zeiss AG
    Inventors: Claudia Nieuwenhuis, Oliver Schwarz
  • Patent number: 10560769
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMID) includes a strap arm that transmits audio. The HMID includes a front rigid body and a strap arm. The strap arm includes a body portion defining a boss having an aperture that rotatably connects the strap arm to the front rigid body. The body portion defines an audio passage to transmit sound and an audio port to output the sound. The audio passage is defined along the body portion between the aperture of the boss and the audio port. A speaker is positioned, such as within the aperture, to emit the sound through the audio passage and to the audio port. The strap arm can further include a back volume unit that enhances the sound transmitted through the audio passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Wesley Bristol, Scott Andrew Dallmeyer, Quintin Morris, Matthew James Devoe, David Tao