Eye Exercising Or Training Type Patents (Class 351/203)
  • Patent number: 11322113
    Abstract: Eye fatigue from looking too long at a computer monitor can not only causes physical symptoms, it can also reduce productivity. Eye tracking is used to determine potential eye fatigue. After potential eye fatigue is determined, an eye fatigue mitigation action is triggered. Eye fatigue mitigation action can including providing a notification, blurring a screen, and blanking a screen. Eye tracking can also be used to verify that a user has taken an eye fatigue mitigation action, such as diverted looking from a screen for a sufficient amount of time. By implementing eye fatigue mitigation actions, symptoms can be reduced and/or productivity increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Ludovico Novelli, Olivier Theytaz
  • Patent number: 11278200
    Abstract: Disclosed is a measurement method for determining a value of a visual correction need for near vision of an individual in a natural posture for near vision. A recognizing limit distance is determined so that the individual is able to recognize at least one predetermined symbol farther than the limit distance relatively to the individual and unable to recognize the at least one predetermined symbol closer to the individual than the limit distance. A portable medium displaying the predetermined symbol is displaced in front of the face and eyes of the individual to change a frontal distance between his/her eyes and the portable medium and in which when a recognizing limit distance is detected by the individual, the limit distance is measured and the value of the visual correction need is determined from the measured limit distance, wherein the visual correction need includes an accommodation compensation need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Martha Hernandez-Castaneda, Konogan Baranton, John Carrier
  • Patent number: 11275259
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of the eye comprises one or more optics configured to project stimuli comprising out of focus images onto the peripheral retina outside the macula. While the stimuli can be configured in many ways, in some embodiments the stimuli are arranged to decrease interference with central vison such as macular vision. The stimuli can be out of focus images may comprise an amount of defocus within a range from about 3 Diopters (“D”) to about 6 D. In some embodiments, the brightness of the stimuli is greater than a brightness of background illumination by an appropriate amount such as at least 3 times the background brightness. In some embodiments, each of a plurality of stimuli comprises a spatial frequency distribution with an amplitude profile having spatial frequencies within a range from about range of 1×10?1 to 2.5×101 cycles per degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo Kubota, Nabin Joshi, Arkady Selenow, Steven Ali, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noël Fehr, Moritz Haeberli, Patrizia Weber, Julien Sauvet, Amitava Gupta
  • Patent number: 11249549
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a brain connectivity-based visual perception training device, method and program. The brain connectivity-based visual perception training method, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a step (S200; a spatial movement image providing step) of allowing a computer to provide a spatial movement image to a head-mounted display device; a step (S400; a visual perception training image providing step) of allowing the computer to provide a visual perception training image simultaneously with the spatial movement image or subsequently to the spatial movement image; and a step (S1000) of allowing the computer to receive, from a user, a performance result of a first task of the visual perception training image. Hereinafter, each step is described in detail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NUNAPS INC.
    Inventors: Dong Wha Kang, Dong Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 11234589
    Abstract: A field of vision assessment is performed by reported positional feedback of visual markers at an outer circumference of a subject's field of vision. An array of visual markers arranged in a grid is rendered near a peripheral vision limit of the subject. The visual markers are disposed at known locations relative to an origin of the field of vision of the subject. Based on reported visual markers, a mapping of the visual markers to the location denotes a point on a periphery of limit of the visual field. The mapped points define vertices of a polyhedron having edges denoted by the vertices and the origin. The volume of the resulting polyhedron correlates to the field of vision of the subject, since as the periphery of the field of vision increases, the computed volume also increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Inventor: Yonatan Weiner
  • Patent number: 11231581
    Abstract: Augmented reality glasses include near eye displays the include sources of imagewise amplitude modulated light optical coupled to spatial phase modulators or active zone plate modulators and optically coupled to eye coupling optics. The sources of imagewise amplitude modulated light can include emissive 2D display panels or light sources coupled to imagewise amplitude modulators. The eye coupling optics can include volume holographic diffraction gratings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiheng Jia, Hao Zheng, Jeffrey Todd Daiker, Jeremy A. Grata
  • Patent number: 11221744
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces for managing peer-to-peer transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for initiating and managing transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces corresponding to completed transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for providing visually distinguishable message object appearances based on message designation. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for activating accounts for accepting and sending transfers. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for exchanging accounts for use in a transfer. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for splitting transfers between two or more accounts. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for generating and displaying a transfers history list. In some examples, a device provides user interfaces for voice-activation of transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, Peter D. Anton, Lee S. Broughton, Teofila Connor, Allison Dryer, Richard Heard, Nicholas V. King, Cas G. Lemmens, Joshua G. Olson, Christopher Wilson
  • Patent number: 11112676
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a shutter for obscuring a viewing portion of an opening found on a housing of a computing device. As an example, the housing includes a bezel that includes the opening extending through the bezel. The housing includes a slider deployable from within the housing, and the shutter is to selectively obscure the viewing portion when the slider is to deploy from within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Derek Kanas
  • Patent number: 10979721
    Abstract: Video images are rendered in viewports of content viewers. Each content viewer views video images through a respective viewport in the viewports. Spatial locations in the video images to which foveal visions of the content viewers are directed are determined. ROIs in the video images are identified based on the spatial locations in the video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Chaitanya Atluru, Ajit Ninan
  • Patent number: 10898407
    Abstract: An optical system including a layer having a reflective surface, the layer is adapted to provide a primary image and a secondary image. The secondary image is provided by a reflection of an object facing the reflective surface, and the primary and the secondary images are viewable by a viewer having a retina. The secondary image is focused in front of the retina to generate myopic defocus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yan Yin Tse, Siu Yin Lam, Chi Ho To
  • Patent number: 10779726
    Abstract: An eye-movement determination method includes providing an a touch display and a memory that stores an image that includes a point of interest, wherein the image is a stored image, and repeatedly executing a set of steps. The steps include determining a position of a contact point, locating a corresponding position in an image that is displayed on the touch display, generating a degraded image from the stored image, displaying the degraded image on the touch display, and recording successive positions of the contact point. The contact point is a point at which a user contacts the touch display. The degraded image is substantially identical to the stored image with a clear zone but degrades beyond the clear zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
    Inventors: Angela Sirigu, Jean-René Duhamel, Guillaume Lio
  • Patent number: 10719951
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wearable display system for capturing retraining eye images of an eye of a user for retraining a neural network for eye tracking. The system captures retraining eye images using an image capture device when user interface (UI) events occur with respect to UI devices displayed at display locations of a display. The system can generate a retraining set comprising the retraining eye images and eye poses of the eye of the user in the retraining eye images (e.g., related to the display locations of the UI devices) and obtain a retrained neural network that is retrained using the retraining set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Kaehler, Douglas Bertram Lee, Vijay Badrinarayanan
  • Patent number: 10682049
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the peripheral vision of a subject are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure includes a method, which may be embodied on a system, for improving peripheral vision of a subject using a visual marker on a display screen, the method includes, displaying a peripheral target on the display screen, the peripheral target having a visually discernable characteristic and determining whether the subject is able to correctly identify the peripheral target displayed on the display screen using the peripheral vision. The visual marker is intended for viewing using central vision of the subject and the peripheral target is intended for identification using the peripheral vision of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventor: Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 10596062
    Abstract: The system can include a display device, a processor, and a computer readable medium having instructions for a visual rehabilitation program to perform a visual rehabilitation method including causing the display device to visually present to a user one or more images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNO PROCESSING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Wojciechowski, Jeanie Schwenk
  • Patent number: 10537241
    Abstract: The unsuitability of the retina of the eye as a reflective projection screen for image observation causes objective optometry to be expensive and of limited accuracy. The subjective assessment of image quality is the only way to make full use of the resolution capability of the eye. A subjective optometer for home use is disclosed with ample accuracy and confidence for mail order of prescription glasses. It overcomes the disadvantages of subjective optometry and is able to measure the refractive errors to the resolution limit of the eye, which is of great importance for the present state and relief of ametropia. Electronic recording and connectivity can be provided as an option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jan Hoogland
  • Patent number: 10512585
    Abstract: A device for exercising muscles in eyes, the device including: a housing which is formed with an ocular hole corresponding to a user's eye; a display which displays a target image in front of a user' eyes in an eye line; a lens which is arranged in between the ocular hole and the display; and a lens driver which drives the lens to move forward and backward along the eye line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Sung-yong Park
  • Patent number: 10409071
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, live image data modifications may be facilitated for dynamic vision defects. In some embodiments, one or more eyes of a user may be monitored while a set of stimuli are displayed to the user. Feedback related to the set of stimuli may be obtained, where the feedback indicates (i) whether or how the user sees one or more stimuli of the set and (ii) one or more characteristics related to the eyes that occurred when such stimuli are displayed. A set of modification profiles associated with the user may be generated based on the feedback, where each modification profile of the set (i) is associated with eye-related characteristics and (ii) includes modification parameters to be applied to an image to modify the image for the user when eye-related characteristics of the user matches the associated eye-related characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: University of Miami
    Inventors: Mohamed Abou Shousha, Ahmed Sayed, Ozgur Gundogan
  • Patent number: 10376439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a computerized operator-controlled optical system and method for tracking eye exercises of a patient, the system including an optical tracking device adapted to allow an operator to track eye exercises of a patient, a patient-activated apparatus for performing eye exercises of binocular vision and a processor adapted to receive data from the optical tracking device and from the patient-activated apparatus thereby providing the operator with at least one indication of the eye exercises of said patient over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DIPLO D LTD.
    Inventor: Claude Nimtsovitch
  • Patent number: 10278633
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting with diagnosing and/or titrating medication for predetermined conditions and/or assessing the effectiveness of medication prescribed for a predetermined condition including, but not limited to, Attention Deficit Disorder (“ADD”) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (“ADHD”). A diagnostic test is provided that includes display of both target and non-target images. Responses to these display images are analyzed to measure subject criteria including response time consistency, response time, impulsivity, omissions, multiple responses, and guessing. Such data, or numerical quantifiers calculated from such data, may be used to assist with titrating medication for one or more predetermined conditions and/or assessing the effectiveness of medication prescribed for a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CORMAN ATTENTION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Clifford L. Corman
  • Patent number: 10281980
    Abstract: A computerized method, system for, and computer-readable medium operable to: detect an eye condition of a viewer of displayed content; assess the eye condition against predetermined criteria; identify a preferred behavior selected to improve the eye condition; and alter the displayed content in a predetermined manner selected to induce the preferred behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Ihab Ayoub
  • Patent number: 10251546
    Abstract: Apparatus for the assessment of visual function and ocular motility and the treatment of disorders thereof, comprising ocular display apparatus which presents different, but visually related, images to each eye. The invention also relates to methods of assessment of ocular disorders and to their treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
    Inventor: Alexander James Easterbrook Foss
  • Patent number: 10149795
    Abstract: A perceptual-learning system and method is used to improve age-related declines in contrast sensitivity. The system and method comprises a processor and monitor, and a first set of instructions executable on the processor configured to familiarize subjects with the system. A second set of instructions are executable on the processor configured for training the subjects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: George J. Andersen, Denton J. DeLoss
  • Patent number: 10134165
    Abstract: Image distractor detection and processing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a digital medium environment is configured for image distractor detection that includes detecting one or more locations within the image automatically and without user intervention by the one or more computing devices that include one or more distractors that are likely to be considered by a user as distracting from content within the image. The detection includes forming a plurality of segments from the image by the one or more computing devices and calculating a score for each of the plurality of segments that is indicative of a relative likelihood that a respective said segment is considered a distractor within the image. The calculation is performed using a distractor model trained using machine learning as applied to a plurality images having ground truth distractor locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ohad I. Fried, Elya Shechtman, Daniel R. Goldman
  • Patent number: 10068131
    Abstract: An apparatus for recognizing expression using an expression-gesture dictionary, includes a learning image acquisitor to obtain data from a learning expression, perform a normalization based on the data, track a change of a dense motion from a reference frame, and generate expression learning data, an expression-gesture dictionary and expression-gesture dictionary learner to represent and store a numerical value for expression recognition for each expression using a local support map in an image coordinate space for a motion flow with respect to a set of changes of the dense motion, an expression classifier learner to learn an expression classification for each expression based on a weight of data on the expression-gesture dictionary, a recognition image acquisitor to obtain data from a recognition target, and generate recognition data, and an expression recognizer to analyze an expression weight on the recognition data, and recognize an expression by the expression classifier learner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YEUNGNAM UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chan Su Lee, Ja Soon Jang
  • Patent number: 10045730
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for easy, reliable, and rapid screening of a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) based on a modeling of a subject's tracking of a dynamic target during the course of a simple motor tracking task. The gathered tracking data can be used to calculate tracking errors between the subject's actual input (e.g., grip force) and the intended target input. The tracking errors may be used to generate numerical values for model parameters that correlate the subject's responses to the tracking errors during the course of the dynamic motor tracking task. A classification model may be used to compare the model values to multi-subject model values of known diagnoses for mTBI. The entire screening process can be effectively administered in a matter of minutes or less, and with a high degree of accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Fine, Matthew Shields Caywood
  • Patent number: 10022045
    Abstract: A vision testing system and a method of operating a data processing system for displaying an eye test pattern on a computer display to a patient during an eye examination are disclosed. The method includes causing the data processing system to display the eye test pattern in a chart region of a computer display controlled by the data processing system and characterized by a luminance in regions not displaying the eye test pattern. An intensity of light leaving the computer display is measured in a sensor region outside the chart region using a display luminance sensor. The luminance of the computer display is adjusted to provide a light level within a predetermined range of light levels based on the measured intensity of light. The data processing system can receive the measured intensity and adjust the display luminescence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: David Evans
  • Patent number: 9993385
    Abstract: A system to monitor visual health includes a processor operatively coupled to memory. The system further includes one or more subsystems configured to record data related to eye-health. The processor is configured to analyze the recorded data, detect a likelihood of eyestrain based on the analysis, and generate an alert to perform at least one action in response to the detection and based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Bastide, Stefan von Cavallar, Isabell Kiral-Kornek, Fang Lu, Dwarikanath Mahapatra, Susmita Saha, Arun Vishwanath
  • Patent number: 9961335
    Abstract: A pickup device and method for an object in three-dimension display are disclosed. The device comprises a gaze point information acquisition module for acquiring a first location information about a gaze point of an eye of a user with respect to the user; and an object determination module for determining an object picked up by the user according to a second location information about the user in a display space, motion posture information about the user, the first location information and distribution information about objects in the display space. A technical solution of the present application determines an object picked up by a user by means of the location of a gaze point of an eye, making it natural and convenient to pick up an object in a three-dimension display space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuifei Yu, Lin Du, Hongjiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9904844
    Abstract: In multilevel clustering for a face recognition process, the first stage clustering is performed on each computing node, using the first x vector coefficients. From the resulting k clusters created in the first stage, a limited number of clusters are selected on which the second stage clustering is performed, using the next y vector coefficients. The search for a matching image is then limited to these selected clusters. Computational costs are reduced at the first stage clustering by using just the first x vector coefficients. Computational costs for the second stage clustering are also reduced by performing the second stage only with the limited number of clusters on a limited number of computing nodes. In this manner, the overall computational costs in the face recognition process is significantly reduced while maintaining a desired level of accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Somnath Asati, Bhavani K. Eshwar, Soma Shekar Naganna, Abhishek Seth, Vishal Tomar
  • Patent number: 9807383
    Abstract: During calibration, a wearable video headset displays a pattern on a partially transparent display positioned in a field of view of a user's eye. The user has a hand-held marker that includes a scaled version of the displayed pattern. The user moves the marker toward or away from the user's eye until the pattern on the marker appears to be the same size as the pattern on the display. When the sizes match, the headset measures a distance between a forward-facing camera and the hand-held marker. The headset uses the measured distance, and geometrical relationships, to determine the spacing between the user's eye and the display. Such calibration can ensure that the images displayed to the user mesh realistically with the surroundings, which remain partially visible through the partially transparent display of the video headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Sterling Crispin, Mark Anthony Sararu
  • Patent number: 9750407
    Abstract: The vision protection method and system thereof is provided to ensure a viewer to rest his/her eyes after viewing on an electronic device for a certain period, wherein the eyesight protection method includes the steps of detecting one of more working parameters of the viewer in responsive to a preset working threshold in a working mode of the electronic device during the viewer is working on a current work displaying by the electronic device; switching the working mode of the electronic device to a resting mode; and switching the electronic device from the resting mode back to the working mode to resume the display of the current work of the electronic device. Therefore, the viewer is enforced to rest his/her eyes after every certain period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Roger Li-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 9662265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for providing a Push-Pull perceptual learning technique to a subject demonstrating sensory eye dominance (SED), amblyopia, poor stereopsis, and the like. More specifically, the weak eye of the subject is forced to become dominant, while visualization in the strong eye is suppressed over the course of a treatment regimen. Such systems and methods are shown herein to result in a perceptual learning and a reduction of interocular imbalance or SED, as well as an improvement in the visual characteristics typically associated with amblyopia, poor stereopsis and similar visual deficiencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignees: University of Louisville, Salus University
    Inventors: Teng Leng Ooi, Zijiang He
  • Patent number: 9665962
    Abstract: Image distractor detection and processing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a digital medium environment is configured for image distractor detection that includes detecting one or more locations within the image automatically and without user intervention by the one or more computing devices that include one or more distractors that are likely to be considered by a user as distracting from content within the image. The detection includes forming a plurality of segments from the image by the one or more computing devices and calculating a score for each of the plurality of segments that is indicative of a relative likelihood that a respective said segment is considered a distractor within the image. The calculation is performed using a distractor model trained using machine learning as applied to a plurality images having ground truth distractor locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Ohad I. Fried, Elya Shechtman, Daniel R. Goldman
  • Patent number: 9652032
    Abstract: Objects associated with fixation regions are used to support training tasks that are characterized by operation within a dynamic 3D environment, problem-solving that involves user multi-tasking, fast decisions, heavy workloads, potential for unexpected events, and the need for high-performance skills. The invention is ideally suited to measure the nuances associated with maintaining situation awareness in such tasks where dynamic 3D environments that support problem solving with high cognitive fidelity have already been developed. Potential training application areas include urban warfighting, night vision goggle use, aircraft piloting, helicopter operation, remote control of vehicles and robots, night driving, air traffic control, and quarterback decision-making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Brian T. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9581835
    Abstract: An interactive fit tool and methodology which may be utilized by an eye care professional to improve the efficiency and final outcome in selecting a pair of contact lenses targeted towards a specific patient visual need in the treatment of presbyopia. The interactive fit tool comprises an application which includes images that would allow a patient to decide if he or she desires balanced visual acuity, near biased visual acuity, or distance biased visual acuity. In addition, the interactive fit tool comprises fit guide tables and performs the calculations for vertex distance and spherical equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Hassan Chaouk, Thomas R. Karkkainen, Kurt John Moody
  • Patent number: 9498118
    Abstract: In one aspect, there is provided a handheld vision tester. In this particular embodiment, the handheld vision tester comprises a display, cursor control, and an interface port. The display delivers vision tests to a user. The user interacts with the vision tests by using the display and cursor control. The interface port allows for communication of results of the vision tests from the handheld tester to external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Vital Art & Science Incorporated
    Inventors: Mike Bartlett, William R. Krenik, Yi-Zhong Wang
  • Patent number: 9492344
    Abstract: Unified vision testing and/or training kiosk may utilize display devices and input devices to administer a number of visual testing and/or training tasks to an individual. One or more display devices may provide desired resolution, geometry, and/or touch sensitivity. One or more input devices may receive inputs of different types from different positions relative to a display device. Methods of visual testing and/or training may utilize the one or more display devices, one or more input devices, and/or other types of equipment to evaluate and/or improve the visual abilities of an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Herb Yoo, Alan W. Reichow, Jonathan Brown, Ryan C. Coulter
  • Patent number: 9370460
    Abstract: A system for treating amblyopia through the visual stimulation of the brain through a predetermined regime is provided. The system for treating amblyopia comprises a headmountable visual content display device, a controller unit, a visual content source, a data storage device, a graphic processing unit and an audio source. A protocol useful for treating amblyopia by visual stimulation of the brain is also provided. A predetermined regime useful for treating amblyopia by stimulation of the brain is additionally provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Visior Technologies, LTD
    Inventors: Ilan Vadai, Yuval Avni
  • Patent number: 9301678
    Abstract: The invention is directed to quantification of the effects of drugs on a patient using pupillometric measures. Apparatus and processes for obtaining control and patient measures and deriving relationships from same are provided. The methods of the invention provide doctor quantitative feedback on patient symptoms and on the effects of a drug or dosage of same on a patient, as well as provide assessment capability to patients and law enforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventor: Robert A. Hirsh
  • Patent number: 9191652
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for presenting three-dimensional content on a display. An exemplary system for presenting a plurality of frames on a display comprises a first lens, a second lens, and an activation system. The activation system utilizes electromagnetic radiation to activate the first lens when a respective frame being presented on the display corresponds to the first lens, resulting in the first lens being substantially transparent and the second lens being substantially opaque, and to activate the second lens when a respective frame being presented on the display corresponds to the second lens, resulting in the second lens being substantially transparent and the first lens being substantially opaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Echostar UK Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Martyn Ross Ward
  • Patent number: 9173562
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for detecting neovascularized tissue that includes placing a tissue in the path of a light beam, measuring a polarization shift of the light beam, and detecting neovascularized tissue if the measured polarization shift corresponds to a polarization shift of a neovascularized tissue. Also disclosed is an apparatus for detecting neovascularized tissue that includes a laser, a polarizer coupled to the laser, a tissue sample holder coupled to the polarizer, an analyzer coupled to the tissue sample holder, a detector coupled to the analyzer, and a data acquisition system coupled to the detector, wherein the data acquisition system is configured to measure a polarization shift of a light beam emitted by the laser and diagnose an ocular disease if the measured polarization shift corresponds to a polarization shift of a neovascularized tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Dhiraj Sardar, Andrew T. C. Tsin
  • Publication number: 20150146167
    Abstract: The disclosure describes an apparatus (100) for improving a visual function, having a first display element (1) for displaying at least one moving grid (110) consisting of grid elements (120); at least one portable closure element (2) for the occlusion of at least one eye; a portable eye tracking device (3) for measuring at least one characteristic value of a non-occluded eye; a first control unit (5) having a first communication interface (140) to the eye tracking device (3) and a second communication interface (150) to the at least one closure element (2); and a second control unit (6) connected to the display element (1), with a third communication interface (160) to the first control unit (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Lange, Uwe Kaempf, Sascha Seewald
  • Patent number: 9033509
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the peripheral vision of a subject are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure includes a method, which may be embodied on a system, for improving peripheral vision of a subject using a visual marker on a display screen, the method includes, displaying a peripheral target on the display screen, the peripheral target having a visually discernable characteristic and determining whether the subject is able to correctly identify the peripheral target displayed on the display screen using the peripheral vision. The visual marker is intended for viewing using central vision of the subject and the peripheral target is intended for identification using the peripheral vision of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ATHEER, INC.
    Inventor: Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 9032962
    Abstract: An ophthalmological device, comprising an eye patch, a photovoltaic, and a battery, wherein said photovoltaic is interconnected to said battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Johan T. W. Van Dalen
  • Publication number: 20150103311
    Abstract: A portable electronic apparatus has a portable electronic device, a lens assembly, a control unit and a display module. The portable electronic device has a shell with a chamber and an opening communicating with the chamber. The lens assembly is mounted in the opening of the shell. The display module is mounted in the chamber of the shell. The control unit is mounted in the portable electronic device to control the display module to project various object images into a user's eyes. The user can exercise the eyes by releasing the eye muscles, tightening the eye muscles, rolling the eyes upwards, downwards, leftwards, rightwards, or rolling the eyes circularly when the user looks at the projected object images. Vision defects, such as myopia and astigmatism, can be relieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Jung-Tai WU
  • Publication number: 20150085248
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving the peripheral vision of a subject are disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure includes a method, which may be embodied on a system, for improving peripheral vision of a subject using a visual marker on a display screen, the method includes, displaying a peripheral target on the display screen, the peripheral target having a visually discernable characteristic and determining whether the subject is able to correctly identify the peripheral target displayed on the display screen using the peripheral vision. The visual marker is intended for viewing using central vision of the subject and the peripheral target is intended for identification using the peripheral vision of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 8979263
    Abstract: Cognitive deficits involving attention, sequential processing, reading, speed of processing, and navigation may be diagnosed and remediated in a subject by respectively measuring and improving contrast sensitivity for motion discrimination of the subject. A background may be displayed with a contrast and temporal frequency and either single, or multiple, higher spatial frequencies that may repeat over a wider area than the individual frequency components. A test window may be superimposed over the background, and includes a test pattern with a contrast and a spatial frequency and a temporal frequency. The subject may provide a signal indicative of the direction the subject believes the test pattern moved. In response to this signal, the contrast of the test pattern, the spatial frequency of the background, the spatial frequency of the test pattern, or the temporal frequency may be modified, either by increasing or decreasing its respective value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Teri A. Lawton
  • Publication number: 20150055087
    Abstract: The vision protection method and system thereof is provided to ensure a viewer to rest his/her eyes after viewing on an electronic device for a certain period, wherein the eyesight protection method includes the steps of detecting one of more working parameters of the viewer in responsive to a preset working threshold in a working mode of the electronic device during the viewer is working on a current work displaying by the electronic device; switching the working mode of the electronic device to a resting mode; and switching the electronic device from the resting mode back to the working mode to resume the display of the current work of the electronic device. Therefore, the viewer is enforced to rest his/her eyes after every certain period.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Li-Chung Wu
  • Patent number: 8955974
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for evaluating human eye tracking. One method includes receiving data representing the location of and/or information tracked by an individual's eye or eyes before, during, or after the individual performs a task; identifying a temporal phase or a biomechanical phase of the task performed by the individual; identifying a visual cue in the identified temporal phase or biomechanical phase; and scoring the tracking of the individual's eye or eyes by comparing the data to the visual cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: RightEye, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Todd Gross, Melissa Hunfalvay
  • Patent number: 8937591
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for altering the position or visual appearance of a movable indicator in a GUI that is controlled by eye tracking to counteract a perceptual fading of the movable indicator with respect to the GUI. The position of the user's point of gaze may be tracked, the movable indicator may be rendering at a position associated with the user's point of gaze, and the position or visual appearance of the movable indicator may be altered when an event, such as a passage of time or a blinking of the user's eyes, is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David P. Julian