Spectacles And Eyeglasses Patents (Class 351/41)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9638343
    Abstract: A valve actuator, valve, and method of actuation of a valve are disclosed. The valve actuator includes a shape memory alloy element attachable to a valve body, capable of use with a valve to cause movement of the valve between first and second positions responsive to at least a threshold amount of temperature change of the shape memory alloy element. The valve actuator further includes a negative-differential spring applied to the shape memory alloy element, thereby reducing the threshold amount of temperature change needed to cause movement of the valve between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignees: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Eric Wright Gilbertson, Franz Hover, Donald Bryan Freeman, Jose Arellano
  • Patent number: 9557581
    Abstract: A reconfigurable eyewear assembly includes a frame member having left and right socket portions each having a generally circular rim defining an interior void, respectively, and being connected by a bridge portion, the left and the right socket portions having a temple connector extending rearwardly from a respective rim. The eyewear assembly includes a pair of temple members having proximal and distal ends, respectively, each proximal end being selectively coupled to a respective temple connector. A coating material is applied to at least a portion of one of the frame member or the temple members, the coating material including one of a whiteboard and a chalkboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Damon Parker
  • Patent number: 9519156
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to hand made sunglasses, and more particularly to a method and system for making sunglasses from recycled materials, e.g., skateboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan J. Vecchiarelli, Jonathan D. Winfrey
  • Patent number: 9465232
    Abstract: An eyewear frame has a forehead bridge that rests and is supported on a forehead of a user. A lens is mounted to the frame and both the lens and the frame are free of contact with a nose of the user. A pair of temples extends continuously from the forehead bridge and rest on and is supported by sides of a head of the user above ears of the user without touching the ears of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: ADDO INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jaclyn L. Jirsa, Roy P. Prosise
  • Patent number: 9392350
    Abstract: An audio communication system configured to be head worn by a user and with at least one communication zone configured to communicate with the at least one other audio communication system through a communications channel that can be open or closed. The audio communication system may comprise at least one audio unit configured to sound an acoustic scene to a user using the audio communication system and which acoustic scene is enabled for inclusion of at least one voice from at least one another audio communication system. The audio communication system may further comprise at least one microphone configured to receive a voice from a user using the audio communication system. There is a field of view in the direction of orientation of the audio communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: GN Store Nord A/S
    Inventor: Peter Schou Sørensen
  • Patent number: 9366884
    Abstract: A system for holding and aligning spectacles such that mapping measurements of the optical properties of a lens can be performed with the lens held such that its optical axis is parallel to the incident measurement beam. This may be implemented using three points which define a plane with which a surface of the lens can be aligned. The frame gripper is constructed such that the lens to be measured is free to rotate in space around any axis until clamped by the three alignment pin support arrangement, with the exception of rotation around the optical axis of the lens. This freedom of rotation allows the lens to be positioned on the alignment pin support automatically without the need for operator intervention. The spectacle frame is clamped using a spring loaded caliper device, configured to sequentially align the mechanical center of each lens with the measuring beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: VISIONIX LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Yam, Nir Amiel
  • Patent number: 9256077
    Abstract: Disclosed is an optical device which includes: optical components configured to be electrically actuated such that light transmission states are variable; a driver circuit for the optical components; a power source unit for driving the optical components; rims for supporting the optical components; temples having front and rear ends and connected at the front ends to the rims; and earpieces formed at the rear ends of the temples. The power source unit includes a secondary battery, and a charge/discharge circuit for controlling charge and discharge of the secondary battery. The secondary battery is provided near the rear end of the temple or in the earpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Kakinuma, Keisuke Yoneda, Fumio Kato
  • Patent number: 9250450
    Abstract: An article for temporarily affixing to the skin of a wearer about the wearer's nose to support eyeglasses worn by the wearer includes a flexible body having a back surface and a front surface, with the back surface including an adhesive for temporarily retaining the article on the skin of a wearer. The body includes a pair of edges that define the width of the body with the body being sized to be disposed on a wearer's nose. A protrusion is disposed on the front surface of the body, with the protrusion extending above a plane defined by the front surface. The protrusion is configured for engaging eyeglasses worn by a wearer when the article is affixed to the wearer's nose to thereby inhibit the eyeglasses from slipping down the wearer's nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Joseph Chang
  • Patent number: 9213178
    Abstract: An eyepiece for a head wearable display includes a first lens body having a first interface side in which a first recess is disposed and a second lens body having a second interface side in which a second recess is disposed. The first and second lens bodies are mated together along the first and second interface sides and the first and second recesses are aligned to form a cavity. A lightguide insert is provided that has a shape and a size to fit within the cavity defined by the first and second recesses. The lightguide insert includes an in-coupling region to receive display light into the lightguide insert and an out-coupling region to direct the display light out of the lightguide insert through the first lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sandeep Giri, James Dunphy, Mark B. Spitzer, Hongqin Shi
  • Patent number: 9069191
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an eyeglass structure having flexible temples, comprising: a main body; and two flexible plastic temples respective connected at two ends of the main body. The two flexible plastic temples each have a front portion proximal to the main body and a rear portion extending from the respective front portion. The degree of flexibility of the rear portions is greater than that of the front portions. The rear portions can be bent to from a support structure for the ear portion of a user. By this configuration the conformity and comfort of the eyeglass structure is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: ASWAN INTERNATIONAL CORP.
    Inventor: Yung-An Chen
  • Patent number: 9069189
    Abstract: An eyewear is provided. The eyewear includes lenses interconnected via a lens bridge and a nose clamp connected to the lens bridge or lenses. The nose clamp includes nose pads which are mountable onto a nose of a user, wherein the nose pads are configured for accommodating noses of varying width without substantially affecting a distance between the lenses or their orientation on the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: THINOPTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Tadmor Shalon
  • Patent number: 9052502
    Abstract: Exemplary methods, systems and components enable an enhanced direct-viewing optical device to make customized adjustments that accommodate various optical aberrations of a current user. In some instances a real-time adjustment of the transformable optical elements is based on known corrective optical parameters associated with a current user. In some implementations a control module may process currently updated wavefront measurements as a basis for determining appropriate real-time adjustment of the transformable optical elements to produce a specified change in optical wavefront at an exit pupil of the direct-viewing device. Possible transformable optical elements may have refractive and/or reflective and/or diffractive and/or transmissive characteristics that are adjusted based on current performance viewing factors for a given field of view of the direct-viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldeira, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John Brian Pendry, David Schurig, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9033497
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments enable an enhanced direct-viewing optical device to include customized adjustments that accommodate various optical aberrations of a current user. Customized optical elements associated with an authorized current user are incorporated with the direct-viewing optical device to produce a specified change in optical wavefront at an exit pupil. Possible replacement optical elements may have refractive and/or reflective and/or diffractive and/or transmissive characteristics based on current performance viewing factors for a given field of view of the direct-viewing optical device. Some embodiments enable dynamic repositioning and/or transformation of replaceable corrective optical elements responsive to a detected shift of a tracked gaze direction of a current user. Replaceable interchangeable corrective optical elements may be fabricated for current usage or retained in inventory for possible future usage in designated direct-viewing optical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Caldeira, Peter L. Hagelstein, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John Brian Pendry, David Schurig, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150131046
    Abstract: The process of manufacturing of a coated spectacle frames is characterized by the following three main manufacturing processes: A—Bonding of at least one outer layer of coating material (A, C) on at least an inner layer of material having a structural function (B). The result is a coated panel (D); B—Cutting of the spectacle frame (E) from that covered panel (D); C—Bending and shaping of the previously cut spectacle (F). The layers that form the particular coated panel (D) may origin from different combinations of different materials, as indicated in the description and claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Balzan, Mirko Forti
  • Patent number: 9016860
    Abstract: A fundus camera includes three fluidic lenses, each fluidic lens having a chamber configured so as to capable of having a fluid inserted therein or removed therefrom, such that the shape of each of the three fluidic lenses is capable of being changed based on an amount of fluid therein, a refractive or diffractic telescopic system, a Shack-Hartmann sensor configured to automatically control of the amount of the fluid in the chamber of each of the three fluidic lenses, so as to be capable of correcting refractive errors in an eye, and a multifunction camera configured for precision of fundus photography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Gholam A. Peyman
  • Patent number: 8919951
    Abstract: Safety glasses for experienced cyclists have a small diameter, unobtrusive, adjustable and removable mirror mounted thereon for establishing a rearwardly directed line of sight so that the cyclist can see a vehicle, including an automobile, motorcycle, or another cyclist, approaching from behind. The mirror is mounted on a stem that is magnetically attached to the gasses frame and extends forward from the frame. The magnetic attachment is sufficient to allow ready adjustment of the angle of incidence of light to establish the desired rearwardly directed line of sight and to fix the line of sight in place after adjustment. The glasses frame has a small disc-shaped neodymium magnet of from about 1 to 2 or 3 pounds force pull strength embedded in the face frame to the wearer's left and the mirror stem has a cooperating corresponding magnet mounted opposite the mirror. Larger mirrors may be desirable for use by less experienced cyclists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Spello Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Steele
  • Patent number: 8905541
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide a first device that includes a frame having a first temple and a second temple. The frame may also comprise a housing module coupled (e.g. attached) to a structural member. The first device may further include a first lens and a second lens coupled to the frame and an electronics module that may be located within the housing module. The electronics module may include at least any two of: a power source; a controller; and/or a sensing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Blum, Joshua N. Haddock, Claudio Dalla Longa, Mark Graham, Yongping Wang
  • Patent number: 8894200
    Abstract: An eyewear frame has a forehead bridge that rests and is supported on a forehead of a user. A lens is mounted to the frame and both the lens and the frame are free of contact with a nose of the user. A pair of temples extends continuously from the forehead bridge and rest on and is supported by sides of a head of the user above ears of the user without touching the ears of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Addo Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jaclyn L. Jirsa, Roy P. Prosise
  • Patent number: 8857986
    Abstract: A measurement instrument and its associated method of use to record a pupil center position of a person's eye and determine rear vertex distance to a lens. The instrument has a chassis and a free swinging assembly that is pivotably attached to the chassis. The swinging assembly has alignment points that remain in a horizontal plane as the swinging assembly swings. The instrument is attached to a set of eyeglass that are worn on that person's head. A prism is suspended adjacent the eye. The pupil is viewed through the prism. The offset of the viewed image is measured and used to calculate the rear vertex distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Fischer
  • Patent number: 8845101
    Abstract: An indicating device (10, 100) for indicating the ametropia progression of a wearer over a predetermined period of time according to at least the type of ophthalmic lens the wearer may use. The device comprises first (12, 120) and second (14, 140) members connected together in a moveable manner. The first member (12, 120) has a first field (22, 220) including a plurality of values of input data and a second field (24, 240) including a plurality of values of output data representative of the ametropia of a wearer. The second member (14, 140) has at least a selection mean (40, 400) and an indication mean. The selection means (40, 400) is arranged to select among movement of the second member (14, 140) a value of the input data corresponding to a wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Bjoern Drobe
  • Publication number: 20140271335
    Abstract: Provided is a super elastic alloy for biological use having a high biocompatibility, good processability and super elasticity, said super elastic alloy being a super elastic zirconium alloy for biological use comprising 27-54 mol % inclusive of titanium, 5-9 mol % inclusive of niobium which is a ? phase-stabilizing element capable of stabilizing the ? phase of zirconium, and 1-4 mol % inclusive in total of tin and/or aluminum which are ? phase-suppressing elements capable of suppressing the ? phase of zirconium, with the balance consisting of zirconium and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA
    Inventors: Shuichi Miyazaki, Heeyoung Kim, Yosuke Sato
  • Patent number: 8820919
    Abstract: The invention provides an adjustment method for adjusting a binocular display, the display comprising for each eye of the wearer, an optical imager for shaping light beams corresponding to an image emitted by a beam generator device and for directing them towards each of the wearer's eyes so as to enable information content contained in a virtual image to be viewed, the display being associated with a pair of eyeglasses having two lenses supported by a frame. According to the invention, the method consists in moving at least one said lens (10A, 10B) relative to said frame (11) with three degrees of freedom, in order to obtain superposition of the two virtual images, each said imager being contained in said lens (10A, 10B) of said pair of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique
    Inventors: Bertrand Billon, Cédric Buchon, Vincent Roptin
  • Patent number: 8782820
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are industrial goggles. The goggles include a main body having protective glass and formed to correspond to a curvature of a face. A cover is hinged to one side of the front of the main body. A film unwinding roll has a film thereon. An unwinding-roll holding part vertically holds the film unwinding roll on one side of the main body and includes a stationary locking step, a movable locking step, and an elastic spring. A film winding shaft is provided vertically on the other side of the main body to wind the film from the film unwinding roll. A film feeding lever is coupled to the film winding shaft in a gear coupling manner and hinged to the main body. A ratchet means prevents the film feeding lever from rotating in a reverse direction. An elastic support member supports the main body against the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Kyungdo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-bae Park
  • Patent number: 8783860
    Abstract: A plastic material based on cellulose acetate, including at least one plasticizer, in which the plasticizer includes a mixture of a first plasticizer including citric acid esters and at least one second plasticizer selected from the group of organic phosphates, glycerol esters and trimellitic acid esters, the content of the first plasticizer being equal to or greater than the second plasticizer and the aforementioned mixture of plasticizers constituting overall 25-35% by weight of the plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mazzucchelli 1849 S.p.A.
    Inventor: Davide Orsi Mazzucchelli
  • Patent number: 8696111
    Abstract: Provided are spectacle frames and a manufacturing method thereof, in which a front of the spectacle frames is formed by processing a celluloid plate of plastic, and temples are mounted on the front of the spectacle frames, thereby manufacturing the spectacle frames using the celluloid plate. The present invention does not require injection molding and an injection mold, and by processing both a hinge part and the front of the spectacle frames, the spectacle frames that can be applied to various wearers' face sizes can be manufactured with only the front of the frames having a single size. Also, by merely changing a design, various designs of the spectacle frames can be realized with only the front of the frames having a single size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventor: Jung Tae Chang
  • Patent number: 8700196
    Abstract: A method for providing finishing parameters related to an ophthalmic lens adapted to a spectacle frame in which generic finishing parameters (GFP) are provided (S11) for an ophthalmic lens adapted to a spectacle frame, the generic finishing parameters (GFP) being associated to a first identifier (ID1); a request (REQ1) is received (S12) from a distant entity, indicating an association between the first identifier (ID1) and a second identifier (ID2) assigned to the chosen finishing entity (CFE); specific finishing parameters (SFP) specific to the chosen finishing entity are generated (S13), the specific finishing parameters (SFP) being obtained by associating the generic finishing parameters (GFP) with specific parameters corresponding to the chosen finishing entity (CFE); a second request (REQ2) associated with at least the first identifier (ID1) is received (S14); and, upon receipt of the second request (REQ2), the specific finishing parameters (SFP) are sent (S15) to the chosen finishing entity (CFE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Philippe Clara, Laurent Cussac
  • Patent number: 8684519
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide dual eyeglasses including a first set of eyeglasses and a second set of eyeglasses rigidly coupled to each other at the earpieces. The first and second sets of eyeglasses may be coupled together in an opposing arrangement, so that when one set of eyeglasses is worn on the face of a user, the other set is disposed behind the user's head. Some embodiments may include an eyeglass connector that may be used to rigidly couple two sets of eyeglasses together. Other embodiments may include a set of eyeglasses having a coupling mechanism integrated into the earpieces for rigidly coupling the eyeglasses to another set of eyeglasses. In yet other embodiments, the two sets of eyeglasses may be permanently coupled together. For example, the two sets of eyeglasses may be of a single construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Harry E. Coleman
  • Patent number: 8641853
    Abstract: A method of transferring a portion of a functional film (1) onto a substrate from a base plate (100) comprises the formation of a groove (S1) which passes through the said functional film and also a separating film (2) placed between the functional film and the base plate. A portion (2p) of the separating film is then detached from the base plate with the portion of the functional film. The portion of said separating film protects the portion of the functional film in the rest of the method. According to one improvement, the portion of the functional film which is detached from the base plate comprises a useful portion (1p) and a margin (1m) that are connected together by the portion (2p) of the separating film. The useful portion (1p) of the functional film may then be gripped and handled via the margin (1m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International (compagnie Generale d'optique
    Inventors: Daniel Darmes, Nicolas Lavillonnière, Christelle Marck, Eric Roussel
  • Patent number: 8641221
    Abstract: An eyewear lighting mechanism includes a housing having a horizontal array of lights, the horizontal array of lights being mounted to pivot vertically. The housing contains a power source for the horizontal array of lights. The housing is connected to a base to allow the housing and the horizontal array of lights to pivot horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford Wright
  • Patent number: 8633292
    Abstract: A photochromic composition for making optical materials comprising a polyurethane prepolymer formed by combining an isocyanate and a compound having an active hydrogen containing group, a polysilsequioxane and a photochromic compound. The photochromic composition may also include a monomer that has both an active hydrogen containing group and an unsaturated group. The polysilsesquioxane is incorporated as a copolymer and/or as a polysilsequioxane-chemically modified polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Signet Armorlite
    Inventors: Geoffrey Yuxin Hu, Thomas J. Engardio
  • Patent number: 8628193
    Abstract: A pair of spectacles that can automatically change its power so that a fixation region of interest (ROI) of the user is always in focus. The automatic accommodative spectacle device includes focusing elements, scene sensors, scene analyzer, focus engine, focusing element controller, and power supply. The scene analyzer determines the fixation ROI in the scene by analyzing the scene images. The fixation ROI is used to determine powers for the focusing elements in order to bring the fixation ROI into focus. The focusing element controller carries out the needed optical power adjustment to apply to the focusing elements. Optional light sources may be provided to the scene sensors. Additional optional eye sensor(s), eye light source and line of sight detector can be used to help the scene analyzer extract the fixation ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventors: Yibin Tian, Thang Duong
  • Publication number: 20130335694
    Abstract: A pair of personalized eyeglasses comprises two lenses; a lens frame having a lens retaining portion for retaining the two lenses and two supporting rods extending from two sides of the lens retaining portion; and at least one texture area; texts on the texture area being on the lens frame or the lenses, or concaved into a surface of the lens frame or the lenses; or protruded from a surface of the lens frame or the lenses. The texts are at least one of names of users, address of users, ID numbers of users, phone numbers of users, birthdays of users, and data about the user's personal profiles; or the texts are about greeting, alerting, congratulations, anniversaries; or the data shown on the texture area is a section of article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: MING CHUAN HUANG
  • Patent number: 8587735
    Abstract: A pair of stereoscopic glasses includes a pair of left and right stereoscopic rims connected to each other and respectively holding stereoscopic optical components used when observing a stereoscopic image, and a stereoscopic frame that includes stereoscopic temples extending rearward from the stereoscopic rims. The stereoscopic frame is provided with an engagement section that is brought into engagement with a rim or a bridge of a frame of glasses already worn by a user in a state where the stereoscopic optical components are positioned in front of lenses of the glasses so that the stereoscopic optical components are positionally maintained in front of the lenses of the glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Arai
  • Patent number: 8573771
    Abstract: The inventive concept herein, entitled “Ear Free Eyewear Frames” is designed to allow users of any Over the Ear (OTE) and Behind The Ear (BTE) devices to wear these devices without interference from the temple or earpiece of the standard eyeglass frame. This includes devices such as hearing aids, earphones and hands-free phone devices similar to the commercial Blue Tooth. The inventive concept essentially comprises, on one side of a wearer's face, a short-lengthed temple or arm piece, having no bend, and no earpiece. For persons having discomfort issues or medical problems concerning both ears, the inventive concept also is fabricated with a matching pair of short temples and temple tips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventors: Linda Osei-Agyeman, Deborah H Wells
  • Patent number: 8562134
    Abstract: A vision shift amount measuring method includes: forming a reference mark indicating a distance eye point on a surface of a spectacle lens attached to a spectacle frame practically worn by a wearer, and forming a plurality of opaque lines in an area expected to contain a shifted vision on the surface of the spectacle lens with a predetermined space between the adjoining lines; and allowing the wearer wearing the spectacle frame to select the line closest to a position through which the vision passes from the plural formed lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Lens Manufacturing Philippines Inc.
    Inventor: Osamu Wada
  • Publication number: 20130261570
    Abstract: An eye treatment apparatus having a guide device structured to guide a nozzle of an applicator to a position in front of an eye is provided. The guide device includes a guide surface and a stop. The guide surface is easily accessible. That is, the nozzle of an applicator may be moved, generally laterally, into contact with the guide surface. The nozzle may then slide over the guide surface to the stop. The stop is positioned so that the nozzle is disposed centrally in front of the eye.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Allan J. Bogdan