Spectacles And Eyeglasses Patents (Class 351/41)
  • Patent number: 11402662
    Abstract: A soft contact lens comprises a plurality of light sources coupled to a plurality of optical elements. The plurality of light sources and the plurality of optical elements are embedded in a soft contact lens material. Each of said plurality of optical elements generates an image focused in front of a peripheral retina of a wearer. In some embodiments, each of the images is focused at a distance in front of the peripheral retina at a location, and each of the images comprises a depth of focus and a spatial resolution. The depth of focus can be less than the distance, and the spatial resolution greater than a spatial resolution of the peripheral retina at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Beat Wyss, Jean-Noël Fehr, Glenn Noronha, Karim Haroud, Julien Sauvet, Hans Bernhard, Christian Oggenfuss, Amitava Gupta, Ryo Kubota
  • Patent number: 11378823
    Abstract: In an optical filter for sunglasses, having a transmittance of less than 20% for light wavelengths from 400 nm to 650 nm, the transmission spectrum comprises a local transmission maximum in each of the light wavelength ranges between 440 nm and 470 nm and also between 570 nm and 590 nm and a local transmission maximum in the light wavelength range between 600 nm and 620 nm, wherein the transmittance below the connecting line of the local transmission maximum between 440 nm and 470 nm and the local transmission maximum between 570 nm and 590 nm has an essentially convex overall curve with a breadth of variation less than 8%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Silhouette International Schmied AG
    Inventors: Rupert Spindelbalker, Karin Toni Bigel, Jr., Marie-Christiane Nammour, Kévin Anh Quoc Le Quang
  • Patent number: 11320674
    Abstract: An apparatus to treat refractive error of an eye comprises an electroactive component configured to switch between a light scattering or optical power providing configuration to treat refractive error of the eye and a substantially transparent configuration to allow normal viewing. The electroactive component can be located on the lens away from a central axis of the lens to provide light to a peripheral region of the retina to decrease the progression of myopia. The electroactive component can be located on the lens away from the central axis of the lens in order for the wearer to view objects through an optical zone while the electroactive component scatters light. The electroactive component can be configured to switch to the substantially transparent configuration to allow light to pass through the electroactive component and to allow the lens to refract light to correct vision and allow normal viewing through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ACUCELA INC.
    Inventors: Ryo Kubota, Amitava Gupta
  • Patent number: 11287671
    Abstract: A method for optimising a progressive ophthalmic lens and to a method for producing same. Further disclosed it a method for optimising a progressive ophthalmic lens the distribution of power and undesired astigmatism along an optical surface is optimised by minimising the function: F ? ? ·=· ? ? ? i = 1 n ? ? w ? ? 1 i ? ( Ast i ) 2 + w ? ? 2 i ? ( Pow i - TargetPow ) 2 wherein w1i and w2i are 0 or positive, and wherein the subscript i indicates the different points of the optical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HORIZONS OPTICAL S.L.U.
    Inventors: Gloria Casanellas Penalver, Pau Artus Colomer, Antoni Vilajoana Mas
  • Patent number: 11197083
    Abstract: An acoustic device includes at least one acoustic transducer disposed such that, in a head-worn state, the at least one acoustic transducer is in an open-ear configuration in which an ear canal of a user of the acoustic device is unobstructed. The acoustic device also includes an array of two or more first microphones that captures audio preferentially from a first direction as compared to at least a second direction different from the first direction, wherein the audio captured using the array is processed and played back through the at least one acoustic transducer, and an active noise reduction (ANR) engine that includes one or more processing devices. The ANR engine is configured to generate a driver signal for the at least one acoustic transducer, the driver signal having phases that reduce effects of audio captured from at least the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Ankita D. Jain, Ryan C. Struzik, Dale McElhone, Daniel M. Gauger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11163155
    Abstract: Eyewear including a support structure defining a region for receiving a head of a user. The support structure supports optical elements, electronic components, and a use detector. The use detector is coupled to the electronic components and is positioned to identify when the head of the user is within the region defined by the support structure. The electronic components monitor the use detector and transition from a first mode of operation to a second mode of operation when the use detector senses the head of the user in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Julio Cesar Castañeda, Rajeev Ramanath
  • Patent number: 11112622
    Abstract: Certain embodiments disclosed herein include lenses for eyewear with a molded wafer and a molded clear resin lens component integrated onto a surface of the molded wafer. The molded wafer can include an optical filter that enhances one or more properties of filtered light. The optical filter can be, for example, a contrast-enhancing, color-enhancing, and/or chroma-enhancing filter. The clear resin lens component can be shaped such that the lenses have optical power. In some embodiments, the molded wafer is integrated onto a surface of a polarizing wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Coppa
  • Patent number: 11106055
    Abstract: To ease and improve the production of objects, a method is described for producing an object (60) comprising a structural core (10) and an outer coating of polymeric material (52), comprising the steps of (i) coating with polymeric material (50) a lamina (10), wherein the lamina comprises a surface exhibiting macroscopic discontinuities (32) configured so that the polymeric material grips to them in order to form a multilayered piece; (ii) removing parts from the multilayer piece to obtain a contour corresponding to the object, the contour comprising an edge (B) along which a margin of the lamina remains uncovered by the polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HARTER S.R.L.
    Inventors: Eric Balzan, Mirko Forti
  • Patent number: 11086140
    Abstract: A wearable device is disclosed according to one embodiment. The wearable device can include an eyewear body, onboard electronic components and a heat transfer device. The eyewear body can be configured for wearing by a user to hold one or more optical elements mounted on the eyewear body within a field of view of the user. The onboard electronic components can be carried by the eyewear body at a first portion of the eyewear body and can comprise a heat source that generates heat during electrically powered operation thereof. The elongate heat transfer device can be disposed within the eyewear body and can be thermally coupled to the heat source. The heat transfer device can extend lengthwise between the heat source and the thermal coupling to transfer heat from the heat source through the eyewear body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Ashwood
  • Patent number: 11036064
    Abstract: People with (AMD) Adult Macular Degeneration have great difficulty seeing, because their damaged retina sees double vision and distortion. The vision loss is a deterioration of light sensing cells of the retina. Direct or reflecting sunlight and headlights cause extreme glaring and distortion. There are magnifying binocular-fitted eyeglasses for precise detail, and an eye patch, which entirely blocks out all vision, which puts strain and pressure on the dominant eye. Not much is offered to block bright glare, distorted images and double vision associated with AMD. This invention enables adults and children with AMD to self-apply a stick-on eyeglass multi-colored filter UV protectant disc, placed only in front of the affected eye's pupil, on the front of the eyeglass lens. An eye patch blocks all vision completely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Gary Michael Petrillo, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11022807
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic eyewear viewing device comprising—a frame (20) arranged to be wearable on a user's head, —a display module comprising a display for viewing images, —a carrier (15) for carrying the display module, said carrier being connected to the frame. The electronic eyewear viewing device further comprises—a primary pivoting hinge system arranged for interconnecting the carrier (15) and the display module and comprising a first at least partially spherical joint (2) rotatably mounted around a first axis (6) passing through the first at least partially spherical joint via a first cut-out (10) and rotatably mounted around a second axis (1) connected with the first at least partially spherical joint (2) via a second cut-out (11) and passing through a hole (60) in said first axis, whereby the second axis crosses the first axis through said hole in a centre point (70) of the first at least partially spherical joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Iristick NV
    Inventors: Tim Ruytjens, Philip Madden, Riemer Grootjans, Jasper Van Bourgognie, Vianney Le Clément de Saint-Marcq, Peter Verstraeten
  • Patent number: 10914999
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a lens and a method for fabricating the same. The lens includes a Fresnel liquid crystal lens and a geometric lens which are sequentially stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weili Zhao, Qian Wang, Wenqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10893357
    Abstract: A speaker assembly presents audio content to an ear canal of a user. A speaker of the speaker assembly generates positive and negative acoustic pressure waves. A first vent assembly of the speaker assembly ports the positive acoustic pressure waves to an entrance of the ear canal of the user, whereas a second vent assembly ports the negative acoustic pressure waves to an area behind a pinna of the user. The first and second vent assembly are configured to provide improved audio content playback to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Tetsuro Oishi, Gelmont Rios, Alan Ng
  • Patent number: 10859865
    Abstract: The lens comprises: a first transparent substrate that includes a diffraction region in which a plurality of convex strips and groove sections are formed in alternation in concentric circles; a second transparent substrate that faces the first transparent substrate; a liquid crystal layer disposed in a space present between the diffraction region and the second transparent substrate; and a first transparent electrode and a second transparent electrode that impress a voltage on the liquid crystal layer. The diffraction region comprises a first diffraction region and a second diffraction region that is disposed in at least part of a portion different from the first diffraction region. The space comprises: groove-shaped spaces present between the groove sections and the second transparent substrate; and a communicating space disposed between at least part of the convex shapes of the second diffraction region and the second transparent substrate, and communicating between neighboring groove-shaped spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Okada, Eiichiro Hikosaka, Toshifumi Hino, Akifumi Aono, Akihiro Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10809800
    Abstract: A method and a corresponding eye tracking system for providing an approximate gaze convergence distance of a user in an eye tracking system are disclosed. The method comprises determining calibration data in relation to interpupillary distance between a pupil of a left eye and a pupil of a right eye of a user, determining, based on the determined calibration data, a gaze convergence function providing an approximate gaze convergence distance of the user based on a determined interpupillary distance of the user. The method further comprises receiving, from one or more imaging devices, one or more images of the left eye and the right eye of the user, determining a current interpupillary distance of the user based on the one or more images and determining a current approximate gaze convergence distance based on the current interpupillary distance and the gaze convergence function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Andreas Klingström, Per Fogelström
  • Patent number: 10782542
    Abstract: A method for controlling an ophthalmic system including at least one optical element, at least one measuring sensor, at least one interface for communication with a communicating external electronic device, and at least one processor connected to the optical element and used to control a variation of a functionality relating to the optical element. The method includes: obtaining at least one measurement using the sensor, selecting at least one piece of information obtained by a communicating external electronic device, determining an instruction based on the measurement acquired by the sensor and the information obtained by the communicating external electronic device, and executing the instruction by the processor to control the variation of the functionality relating to the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Aude Bouchier, Stephane Perrot, Jerome Ballet, David Escaich, Samuel Archambeau, Willy Chaudat, Jean-Paul Cano
  • Patent number: 10782539
    Abstract: An eyeglasses structure includes a frame body, at least one lens, a first elastic contacting member and a second elastic contacting member. The frame body includes an attaching portion and a positioning portion. The at least one lens is detachably attached to the attaching portion. Each of the first and second elastic contacting members includes an engaging portion detachably engages the positioning portion, a linking rod portion connected with the matching portion, and a nose pad portion connected to the linking rod portion. The radial cross-sectional area of the linking rod portion is smaller than that of the nose pad portion connected to the linking rod portion, so as to increase the swing angle of the nose pad portion relative to the engaging portion connected with the linking rod portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ASWAN INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Chiang-Mao Chen
  • Patent number: 10761345
    Abstract: A motion sickness prevention eyewear presents a demarcation line in a field of view in a lens assembly. The demarcation line varies relative to the orientation of the eyewear to present a visual depiction corresponding to a natural horizon. The eyewear includes at least lens assembly that has an interior cavity defined between an inner lens, an outer lens, and a sidewall defined to join the lenses around the periphery of the lens assembly. A volume of liquid is carried in the interior cavity. The volume if liquid is responsive to changes in the orientation of the eyewear relative to the horizon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Jerry Wayne West
  • Patent number: 10747019
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a multi-color cellulose acetate spectacle frame, which includes: baking a multi-color cellulose acetate sheet so that it is soften; pressing so as to enable the second, third, and fourth color layers of the multi-color cellulose acetate sheet to move a distance greater than the thickness of a surface color layer of the multi-color cellulose acetate sheet; grinding off or shaving off a surface layer of the excessively moved portion so that the color of a middle layer is highlighted; baking the multi-color cellulose acetate sheet again so that it is soften; pressing so that the color of the middle layer is highlighted to the surface of the spectacle frame. According to the method for fabricating the multi-color cellulose acetate spectacle frame, the working processes are saved, and the qualification rate of product is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL CONCEPT (CIC) EYEWEAR MANUFACTURER LTD.
    Inventor: Daomin Wang
  • Patent number: 10724590
    Abstract: A hinge for eyeglasses, which includes first elements for pivoting to a front of eyeglasses, and second elements for pivoting to a temple of eyeglasses, and which include a leaf spring that defines a cavity. The second pivoting elements include an abutment head that can rotate about a rotation axis and is configured to be associated rigidly with one end of the temple. The abutment head includes a protrusion inserted into the cavity of the leaf spring so as to be retained in the cavity. The rotation of the abutment head about the rotation axis in a first direction of rotation produces the flexing of the leaf spring by the protrusion and the consequent rotation of the temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LUXOTTICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Umberto Filippi
  • Patent number: 10712591
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described including generating a multi-focal lens and/or a progressive lens by adhering a corrective optical film to an optically-corrective single-focal lens, such as to change a focal length of the single-focal lens differently in different regions of the single-focal lens. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ADDON OPTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yoel Arieli, Haim Engler, Amir Erlichman
  • Patent number: 10705351
    Abstract: An ophthalmic spectacle lens and a plurality of electronic components arranged in a form of at least one strip in contact with and along the periphery of the ophthalmic lens. An ophthalmic apparatus includes at least one frame and at least one ophthalmic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Stephane Perrot, Willy Chaudat, Jerome Ballet, Samuel Archambeau, Jean-Paul Cano, David Escaich
  • Patent number: 10678067
    Abstract: A lens for refractive tear shaping, including a curved lens body defining an anterior partial thickness cavity indented into its anterior surface. The anterior partial thickness cavity has an anterior facing tear shaping surface structured to form a tear lens within the anterior partial thickness cavity. The anterior partial thickness cavity is structured to define a tear lens within the anterior partial thickness cavity by interaction between a tear film of the eye and the anterior facing base tear shaping surface. The posterior curvature of the tear lens is dependent on the shape of the anterior facing base tear shaping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Vance M. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10678066
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining an usage index value for an single-vision ophthalmic lens adapted to correct the vision of a myopic wearer. According to the invention the method comprises: an optical profile providing step S1 during which an optical profile of said ophthalmic lens is determined; a material profile providing step S2 during which a material profile of said ophthalmic lens is determined; a physical parameter determining step S3 during which at least one physical parameter among physical parameters of said optical profile and material profile is determined; a gain assessing step S4 during which at least two gains brought by at least one determined physical parameter is evaluated on at least one evaluation criterion of dissatisfaction of said wearer when wearing said ophthalmic lens; an usage index value determining step S5 during which a value of an usage index is determined by adding the assessed gain for the evaluation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Alexandra Roos, Julien Hubert, Catherine Derbois, Maxime Boiffier, Aude Carrega
  • Patent number: 10642042
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a lens for a wearable projection system. The lens includes a holographic optical element embedded within the lens and covering a portion of the viewable area of the lens. The lens can be manufactured by providing a first lens blank, affixing the HOE to a portion of the first lens blank, and forming a second lens blank on the first lens blank to embed the HOE between the lens blanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew G. Wade, Andrew Dawn, Mickael Guillaumee, David Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10620144
    Abstract: An example ophthalmic device for impedance-based measurements of hydration of the ophthalmic device includes an enclosure having a shape to be worn on an eye, an insert disposed within the enclosure control electronics disposed on the insert, the control electronics coupled to control operation of the ophthalmic device, and a plurality of electrodes disposed within the enclosure and electrically coupled to the control electronics, where the plurality of electrodes are arranged outside of a central optical area of the ophthalmic device, and where each of the plurality of electrodes is electrically coupled to receive a respective voltage from the control electronics to measure an impedance of the enclosure proximate the plurality of electrodes, the measured impedance indicative of a hydration level of the enclosure proximate to the plurality of electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Christian Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 10609467
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a head wearable equipment with an adjustable bone-conductive acoustic device movably coupled to the head wearable equipment and the moving manner at least includes rotation. A technical effect of adaptive adjustment according to the wearer's head form or facial shape can be realized via the structural arrangement of the adjustable bone-conductive acoustic device, with the characteristics of a large adjustable range, strong adaptability, high comfortability and a wide range of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NEXTVPU (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haijiao Cai, Xinpeng Feng, Ji Zhou
  • Patent number: 10591746
    Abstract: Conventional eyewear devices such as spectacles typically include one or more refractive lenses. Such lenses may be thick or bulky. According to an aspect of the disclosure, a metalens-based eyewear devices is provided. The eyewear device includes one or more lenses. Each lens comprises a substantially transparent lens body. Each lens further comprises at least one metalens integrated with the body. Each metalens comprises a respective substantially transparent substrate, and a respective plurality of subwavelength structures arranged on the substrate in a pattern to interact with visible light. The lens body may be planar. The lenses of such eyewear (including at least one metalens) may be thinner and/or lighter than conventional refractive lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Brent Macinnis
  • Patent number: 10562230
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a spectacle frame face for a wearer, which method includes digitizing the face of the wearer, designing a virtual model of the front of the frame, including: loading the digitized face; plotting a draft of the front of the frame; from the face: plotting a primary draft according to the curvature of the face in a horizontal plane; plotting a secondary draft according to the curvature of the face in a median plane, constructing a three-dimensional layer from these drafts; cutting a rough form of the front of the frame in the layer; and creating the front of the frame by additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: AK OPTIQUE
    Inventor: Adrien Kauffmann
  • Patent number: 10534201
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a full-frame adhesive anti-fog film structure, comprising: an anti-fog film, which has a front side and a back side opposing the front side; and an adhesive, which is disposed at an edge of the back side and arranged along the edge so as to be frame-shaped. The anti-fog film of the present invention is attachable to a planar, cylindrical or spherical lens through the full frame-shaped adhesive so that not only can the anti-fog film be fully attached to the lens but the full attachment of film also prevents bubbles from forming between the two attached surfaces. Also, an airtight space is formed between the full-frame adhesive anti-fog film structure and the lens to stop heat transfer and prevent fog from being formed, so as to not only provide good vision to users but also reduce the chance that the user will fall prey to an accident if the user's view is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: U-Gin Advanced Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Shih Wang
  • Patent number: 10517535
    Abstract: Provided are a method of controlling a wearable device and a wearable device. The method of controlling the wearable device includes: determining whether a sensor provided in the wearable device is in an activated state; controlling an adherency controller for adjusting adherency between the sensor and a body of a user wearing the wearable device based on whether the sensor is in the activated state; and detecting a biosignal via the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hye Min, Moon-joo Lee, In-kuk Yun, Myung-jin Eom, Nam-suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10513595
    Abstract: Unique 3-PPB monobenzoate analogs useful as plasticizers in polymeric dispersions, such as plastisols, melt compounds, and adhesives among other applications. The analogs are structurally similar to and/or derived from 3-phenylpropyl benzoate and heretofore were not known for use in industrial applications, particularly not as a plasticizer in polymeric applications. Depending on the application, the advantages rendered by the use of the inventive monobenzoate analogs include, among other things, excellent solvating properties and rheology, low viscosity and significantly improved viscosity over time, comparable or improved Tg suppression, set and open times, as well as health, safety and environmental advantages, over traditional plasticizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: EMERALD KALAMA CHEMICAL, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Arendt, Emily McBride, Steven D. Roth, Jerry Andrews
  • Patent number: 10509155
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods that implement waveguides in curved transparent combiners that are well-suited for use in wearable heads-up displays (WHUDs) are described. Waveguide structures with in-couplers and out-couplers are integrated with curved eyeglass lenses to provide transparent combiners that substantially match the shape, size, and geometry of conventional eyeglass lenses and can, in some implementations, embody prescription curvatures to serve as prescription eyeglass lenses. The waveguides and in-/out-couplers are planar or curved depending on the implementation. WHUDs that employ such curved transparent combiners are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: North Inc.
    Inventor: Stefan Alexander
  • Patent number: 10495901
    Abstract: A system for automatic eyewear measurement and specification, comprising: at least one mobile sensor carried by a user, a value measurer, in communication with the at least one mobile sensor, configured to measure a plurality of values using the at least one mobile sensor, a behavioral index deriver, in communication with the value measurer, configured to derive at least one behavioral index pertaining to the user, using the measured values, and an eyewear specification generator, in communication with the behavioral index deriver, configured to generate an eyewear specification for the user, using the at least one derived behavioral index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHAMIR OPTICAL INDUSTRY LTD.
    Inventors: Avihu Meir Gamliel, Amos Netzer, Meirav Metzger Moshe, Shai Michael
  • Patent number: 10481412
    Abstract: A one-piece, composite eyewear article including a frame having two temples, a top bar and two hinges, the entire frame composed of a single integral piece of solidified thermoplastic consisting of a polymer, a lens situated against, and extending across, the top bar, the lens composed of a single integral piece of optical grade cured liquid silicone rubber consisting of a dimethyl polysiloxane polymer thermoset, and wherein the frame and lens are molded via a two-material molding process, such that the lens auto-adheres to the frame during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Torsten Kruse
  • Patent number: 10444534
    Abstract: A slip-resistant eyewear system comprising an eyewear frame generally comprises a nosepiece comprising a nosepiece material configured to couple to a bridge of an eyewear frame. The frame comprises first and second hinges coupled to the eyewear frame which are also coupled to first and second spring-loaded tension adjusters. First and second bows are coupled to first and second tension adjusters. A unitary eyewear retainer comprises a first end configured to couple to the first bow and a second end configured to couple to a second bow such that a tension is maintained on the unitary eyewear retainer when the unitary eyewear retainer extends around a back of a head of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LooLoopsLLC
    Inventors: Kent Chill Loo, Joseph Pepe Elijio Velasquez, Robert James Fulbright
  • Patent number: 10379377
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems for electronic wearable devices such as smart glasses are described. According to one embodiment, the wearable device can include an eyewear body, onboard electronic components, and a core wire. The eyewear body can be configured for wearing by a user to hold one or more optical elements mounted on the eyewear body within a field of view of the user. The onboard electronic components can be carried by the eyewear body and can comprise a heat source that generates heat during electrically powered operation thereof. The core wire can be disposed within the body to form part of a structural framework for at least part of the eyewear body. The core wire can be thermally coupled to the heat source to provide a heat sink for the heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Ashwood
  • Patent number: 10359642
    Abstract: Eyewear can be provided that comprises at least one lens, at least one earstem, and a frame with components that interconnect two or more components of the eyewear. The components can include an engagement structure of the lens and a coupling mechanism attached to the frame. The coupling mechanism can include a housing configured to receive the engagement protrusion and a lever mechanism being operative to move between open and closed positions for disengaging or engaging with the engagement protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Anthony Calilung, Sean Michael Cole
  • Patent number: 10317700
    Abstract: A wearable device is disclosed according to one embodiment. The wearable device can include an eyewear body, onboard electronic components and a heat transfer device. The eyewear body can be configured for wearing by a user to hold one or more optical elements mounted on the eyewear body within a field of view of the user. The onboard electronic components can be carried by the eyewear body at a first portion of the eyewear body and can comprise a heat source that generates heat during electrically powered operation thereof. The elongate heat transfer device can be disposed within the eyewear body and can be thermally coupled to the heat source. The heat transfer device can extend lengthwise between the heat source and the thermal coupling to transfer heat from the heat source through the eyewear body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Ashwood
  • Patent number: 10288902
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart contact lens for capturing images 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. The image display module diverges from the first view window. The light-transmitting body has a first transmission path formed between the second view window and the image-sensing module. An external image source that has been received by the second view window is transmitted to the image-sensing module through the first transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MATAVIEW PHOTOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Chien-Shou Liao
  • Patent number: 10206620
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an apparatus for a user's physiological context measurements. In one instance, the apparatus may include a head-fitting component to be mounted at least partly around a user's head, and a sensor disposed on the head-fitting component to generate a signal indicative of a user's physiological context in response to contact with the user's head. The physiological context may comprise a respiration cycle, and the sensor may sense vibration in a portion of the user's head produced in response to the respiration cycle. The apparatus may further include a controller coupled with the sensor, to process the signal and generate data indicative of the physiological context of the user. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Rodrigo Camacho Perez, Paulo Lopez Meyer, Alejandro Ibarra Von Borstel, Julio Cesar Zamora Esquivel, Hector Alfonso Cordourier Maruri
  • Patent number: 10175446
    Abstract: A lens mount apparatus comprising a molded first lens component and a second lens component formed integrally with the first lens component through injection-compression molding the second lens component on the first lens component in a secondary operation, resulting in mechanochemical attachment of the second lens component on the first lens component to produce the unitary lens mount apparatus without compromising the lens mount apparatus optics, wherein at least one of the first and second lens components is an optical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Lawrence Leroy Courter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10162193
    Abstract: An intraocular/intraocular lens which automatically adapts in radius to the corneal radius of the eye of a user includes a reversible gel layer. The reversible gel layer includes a contact surface. Radius of curvature of the contact surface changes when under a chemical reaction of the reversible gel layer induced by temperature, light, or acidity, the reaction being reversible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MiiCs & Partners (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsiu-Wen Chien
  • Patent number: 10088695
    Abstract: The invention is related to a method of manufacturing of a composite substrate comprising an embedded electronic device by forming in a first substrate a cavity for receiving the electronic device; disposing the electronic device between the first substrate and a second substrate in said cavity; providing a solvent of cellulose acetate in-between the first substrate and the second substrate, maintaining the first substrate and the second substrate in contact together, wherein the electronic device is maintained between the first substrate and the second substrate, forming the composite substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Marie Lore, Guillaume Broutin, Jean Sahler, Paul Gil
  • Patent number: 10042227
    Abstract: Provided are a camera and an electronic device. The camera comprises a camera body (1) and an electrically-controlled liquid crystal light-adjusting layer (13), wherein a lens (11) is provided in the camera body (1), and the electrically-controlled liquid crystal light-adjusting layer (13) is correspondingly arranged outside the lens (11) and configured to allow the lens (11) to receive outside light through the electrically-controlled liquid crystal light-adjusting layer (13); the electrically-controlled liquid crystal light-adjusting layer (13) is electrically connected to the camera body (1) through a switch (14). In the camera provided by embodiments of the present disclosure, an electrically-controlled liquid crystal light-adjusting layer (13) is provided on the front of the lens (11); in a case in which the electrically-controlled liquid crystal light-adjusting layer (13) is turned off, it is not possible to take pictures even if the camera (1) is manipulated by a hacker or a trojan-horse program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE VISION-ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 9958583
    Abstract: An optical notch filter includes a particle layer including nano-particles in a substrate material. The nano-particles are arranged in one or more arrays to provide a nano plasmonic absorption of radiation having a wavelength of 532 nm incident on the filter. The filter exhibits a radiation absorption profile with an absorption maxima of at least 99% at 532 nm for an angle of incidence of between +50° and ?50°, and has a full width half maxima transmission of less than 15 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Brown, Steven E. Koenck, James E. Melzer, Wyatt L. Hendrick
  • Patent number: 9915831
    Abstract: An adaptive optical filter for a spectacle lens, comprising at least two separate zones (10_M, 10_S), each being defined by an instantaneous value of at least one optical property. The optical property (CT) of at least one of the zones (10_M, 10_S) of the adaptive optical filter (10) is variable over time between a maximum value (CTMAX) and a minimum value (CTmin).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: David Hue
  • Patent number: 9897822
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to temple and ear horn assemblies for head worn computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, Greg Hires, Nima L. Shams, John D. Haddick, Joseph Rejhon Duggan, Patrick John William Casey, Nicholas Polinko
  • Patent number: 9709825
    Abstract: An eyeglass system including primary glasses and detachably engageable auxiliary glasses. The auxiliary glasses include a first and second auxiliary lens connected together by a bridge. Each lens has an exterior surface, an interior surface, and a peripheral edge extending between the interior and exterior surfaces. An aperture is defined in each of the lenses and this aperture extends between the interior and exterior surfaces, and originates in the peripheral edge and extends for a distance into the lens. A connector is engaged in the aperture in each of the lenses and this connector detachably engages the primary glasses. Preferably, the aperture is keyhole-shaped and the connector includes a boss that is a complementary keyhole shape. The connector may be provided with a magnet that is attracted to a magnet embedded in a lens of the primary glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Benoit M. Rattelade
  • Patent number: 9651713
    Abstract: An optical product includes an optical multilayer film on an optical product base, a color of reflected light of the optical multilayer film satisfies a condition of 0.27?x?0.31 and 0.30?y?0.36 in a chromaticity diagram (x,y,Y) of a CIE color system, reflectance is always 1 percent or less in a wavelength range from 420 nanometers (nm) to 680 nm, both inclusive, Y is 0.5 percent or less, and the optical multilayer film has a total of seven layers, in which a first layer is counted from an optical product base side, and odd layers are low refractive index layers and even layers are high refractive index layers, and an optical film thickness of a sixth layer is greater than or equal to 0.530?, and not greater than 0.605? when ? represents a design wavelength (any value in a range from 480 nm to 520 nm, both inclusive).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Tokai Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirotoshi Takahashi