With Antiglare Or Shading Patents (Class 351/44)
  • Patent number: 11125923
    Abstract: A liquid photochromic filter for attenuating an image is disclosed. The liquid photochromic filter includes a photochromic dye in a liquid solution that is contained in a cavity defined by a housing with two optical windows. The liquid photochromic filter may be used in imaging system for sensing light in an area of high optical contrast. In some implementations, the imaging system is for monitoring a welding operation, whereby the liquid photochromic filter is used to reduce the intensity of the light observed from the welding arc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: WELD CAMERA, LLC
    Inventor: Gary James Thompson
  • Patent number: 11106057
    Abstract: Optical polymeric sheets with specific ranges of optical retardation, elastic modulus, and Shore A hardness were used to construct flexible polar patches. The polar patches conform to non-polarizing lenses of various diopter bases and provide polarizing efficiency that is comparable to regular polarizing lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Hao-Wen Chiu, Haifeng Shan, Elliot French
  • Patent number: 11092541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining a value quantifying the effect of an optical filter on a parameter linked to an eye, this optical filter blocking at least partially the transmission of light over a predetermined wavelength range, comprising the following steps: a) at least one spectral feature of the optical filter related to the transmittance of this optical filter at at least one wavelength in said predetermined wavelength range is provided, b) the value quantifying the effect of the optical filter on said parameter is calculated as a function of said at least one spectral feature of the optical filter provided in step a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Coralie Barrau
  • Patent number: 11048104
    Abstract: Provided is a pair of glasses having protective covers, including a frame, two temples, two protective covers and two guiding members. Each side of the frame has a pivot part and at least one socket, and the at least one socket includes a fastening hole. Each of the two temples is provided with a track along its length, and each track has a first end and a second end separated from the first end. Each protective cover includes an upper shield portion. Each guiding member is provided on an outer side of each track, and includes a fastening slot. The fastening slot is pivotally connected to the second pivot shaft. When each of the two temples is in a deployed position, the upper shield portion and the side shield portion are adjacent to the inner side of the frame and the inner side of the temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ARGUS VISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Lin Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 11029543
    Abstract: One embodiment of an aspect of the present invention is a pair of eyeglasses having at least one lens with a plurality of holes for natural improvement of eyesight or vision. The holes may be of different sizes and shapes and may be randomly positioned throughout the lens, and the lens may be painted upon. Another embodiment of this aspect is a pair of eyeglasses that has at least one lens with a plurality of holes and that also has a patch. Another aspect of the present invention is a method for natural improvement of eyesight or vision through the use of the eyeglasses of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Saundra A. McMillian
  • Patent number: 10859858
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to a transparent material to provide protection to a person's eyes from harmful wavelengths of the light spectrum, overall visual comfort, or improved vision such as color enhancement, target recognition and other functions, while selectively transmitting more of certain wavelengths of the light spectrum that have a therapeutic benefit such as healing or general mood modifier. The transparent material may be a lens or a shield which is disposed in front of the wearer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Spy Optic Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Pritts
  • Patent number: 10845517
    Abstract: A method of forming a filter, comprising the steps of: —selecting at least a first wavelength corresponding to a predetermined laser threat and having a first colour in the visible spectrum; —providing a generally transparent substrate and forming a first notch filter region therein configured to substantially block incident radiation thereon of wavelengths within a first predetermined wavelength band including said first wavelength; —selecting a second wavelength having a second colour in the visible spectrum and forming a colour balancing notch filter region in said substrate configured to block incident radiation thereon of wavelengths within a wavelength band including said second wavelength, thereby to balance or neutralise any colour distortion of said substrate caused by said first notch filter region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Daniel Benjamin Black, Leslie Charles Laycock
  • Patent number: 10845625
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical article comprising a substrate with a front main face and a rear main face, having a colorimetric coefficient b* as defined in the CIE (1976) L*a*b* international colorimetric system that is lower than or equal to 4, a relative light transmission factor in the visible spectrum Tv higher than or equal to 87%, and blocking at least 8% of light having a wavelength ranging from 420 to 450 nm arriving on said front main face. This optical article can be used to protect the eyes of a user from phototoxic blue light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Aude Carrega, Armel Jimenez, Franck Lestournelle, Amélie Kudla
  • Patent number: 10828200
    Abstract: Automatic shading goggles that can be combined with fixing members, which can fix the goggles to the face of a wearer by separating end parts of foldable temples having a control module, includes: a goggle frame having front light-shield lenses and side light-shielding lenses; a skirt member detachably coupled inside the goggle frame to be brought in contact with the face of a wearer; and temples rotatably connected to the left and right of the goggle frame, respectively, and having a control module for controlling operation of the front light-shielding lenses, wherein the temples includes hinge parts having the control module and rotatably coupled to the left and right of the skirt member and earpieces separably coupled to ends of the hinge parts to be held on ears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SERVORE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woon Su Seo, Jeong Min Seo
  • Patent number: 10788684
    Abstract: Methods for adapting the optical function of an adaptive ophthalmic lenses system are provided. Said methods comprise an adaptive ophthalmic lenses system providing step during which an adaptive ophthalmic lenses system is provided. An acquisition step during which the scene in front of the wearer is acquired may be provided. A gazing zone determining step during which a gazing zone is determined may be included, the gazing zone being a zone of images of the scene acquired comprising the gazing direction of the wearer. A parameter determining step during which the value of at least one parameter of the images of the scene is determined may be provided. An adaptation step may be included during which the optical function of active ophthalmic lenses are adapted according to the value of the at least one parameter determined during the parameter determining step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventor: Romain Fayolle
  • Patent number: 10620349
    Abstract: A dielectric mirror includes a coating having alternating high and low index layers. The mirror coating has no metallic reflective layer of Al or Ag in certain example embodiments, and may have film side and/or glass side visible reflection of from about 50-90% (more preferably from about 60-80% and most preferably from about 65-75%) and visible transmission of from about 10-50% (more preferably from about 10-40% or 20-40%) in certain example embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Gyorgy Vikor
  • Patent number: 10606101
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to optical filters that provide regulation and/or enhancement of chromatic and luminous aspects of the color appearance of light to human vision, generally to applications of such optical filters, to therapeutic applications of such optical filters, to industrial and safety applications of such optical filters when incorporated, for example, in radiation-protective eyewear, to methods of designing such optical filters, to methods of manufacturing such optical filters, and to designs and methods of incorporating such optical filters into apparatus including, for example, eyewear and illuminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ENCHROMA, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Schmeder, Donald M. McPherson
  • Patent number: 10578858
    Abstract: There is set forth herein an optomechanical device which can comprise a first mirror and a second mirror forming with the first mirror a cavity. In one aspect the first mirror can be a movable mirror. The optomechanical device can be adapted so that the first mirror is moveable responsively to radiation force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Sasikanth Manipatruni, Michal Lipson, Jacob T. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10527870
    Abstract: An eyewear system for automatically detecting and blocking a source of glare from at least one eye of a user. The eyewear system having a first transparent LCD lens; a second transparent LCD lens having a plurality of pixel positions, each of the plurality of pixel positions configured to activate to block the source of glare from the eye of the user; a transparent material with a view of the source of glare; and a control system for detecting the source of the glare and activating at least one of the plurality of pixel positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventor: Mojtaba Navvab
  • Patent number: 10514542
    Abstract: Several embodiments of a personal display systems that comprises modular and extensible features to affect a range of user/wearer/viewer experiences. In one embodiment, the personal display system comprises a frame, said frame formed to fit and mount the head of a viewer; at least one optical piece, said at least one optical piece comprising at least a portion of a plurality of active emissive elements; at least one side piece, said side piece capable of being mated to said frame; and further wherein at least one said side piece comprising components sufficient to interact with images intended to comprise a view of said viewer. In another embodiment, a front piece may be mated to the frame of the personal display system wherein such front piece may comprise a transmissive portion affecting some form of modulation of the light being transmitted there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Gopal Erinjippurath, Andrew Healy, Thao D. Hovanky, Scott Daly
  • Patent number: 10425376
    Abstract: A cloud learning system for smart windows is provided. The system includes at least one server configured to couple via a network to a plurality of window systems, each of the plurality of window systems having at least one control system and a plurality of windows with electrochromic windows and sensors, wherein the at least one server includes at least one physical server or at least one virtual server implemented using physical computing resources. The at least one server is configured to gather first information from the plurality of window systems, and configured to gather second information from sources on the network and external to the plurality of window systems. The at least one server is configured to form at least one rule or control algorithm usable by a window system, based on the first information and the second information, and configured to download the at least one rule or control algorithm to at least one of the plurality of window systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Nagel, Wally Barnum, Stephen Coffin, Brandon Nichols, Ashish Nagar, Kamil Bojanczik, Jonathan Ziebarth
  • Patent number: 10379384
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for controlling the intensity and wavelength of light that is perceived by a user to achieve optimal contrasts when viewing medical images. A medical image reviewing system may include at least one medical image displaying monitor and a light-filtering optical eyewear. The light-filtering optical eyewear may include an eyewear frame, the eyewear frame including a first temple, a second temple, and a lens frame, the lens frame being centrally connected between the first temple and the second temple. The light-filtering optical eyewear may further include a first ambient light shield, the first ambient light shield being connected along the first temple. The light-filtering optical eyewear may further include a second ambient light shield, the second ambient light shield being connected along the second temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: RAO Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Vijendra Rao
  • Patent number: 10338286
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to optical filters that provide regulation and/or enhancement of chromatic and luminous aspects of the color appearance of light to human vision, generally to applications of such optical filters, to therapeutic applications of such optical filters, to industrial and safety applications of such optical filters when incorporated, for example, in radiation-protective eyewear, to methods of designing such optical filters, to methods of manufacturing such optical filters, and to designs and methods of incorporating such optical filters into apparatus including, for example, eyewear and illuminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ENCHROMA, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Schmeder, Donald M. McPherson
  • Patent number: 10317577
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens with a low reflection in both the ultraviolet region and the visible region is disclosed. The ophthalmic lens comprises a substrate with a front main face and a rear main face. The rear main face is coated with a multilayered antireflective coating. The antireflective coating comprises a stack of at least one layer having a refractive index higher than 1.6 and of at least one layer having a refractive index lower than 1.55. The mean reflection factor Ruv on the rear face between 280 nm and 380 nm, weighted by the function W(?), is lower than or equal to 5%, preferably is lower than or equal to 4%, for an angle of incidence of 35°. The Chroma C* of reflected light is equal to or lower than 4, preferably lower or equal to 3, for an angle of incidence (?) of 15°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL
    Inventor: Ilya Bolshakov
  • Patent number: 10294416
    Abstract: Yellow electrochromic polymers (ECPs) are prepared that display a yellow neutral state and a highly transmissive oxidized state. The ECPs are copolymers where a dyad of dioxyhetereocyclic repeating unis alternate with a monad of an aromatic repeating unit. An alternate yellow ECP has an oxidation potential of 450 mV or less and is an alternating copolymer of an acyclic dioxythiophene (AcDOT) or a propylene dioxythiophene (ProDOT) with an aromatic repeating unit that has an electron donating substituent. The yellow ECPs can be processed from solution for electrochromic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin Adam Kerszulis, John Robert Reynolds, Aubrey Lynn Dyer
  • Patent number: 10268052
    Abstract: Device (1) for protecting eyes from radiation, preferably from 100 nm to 1 mm and in particular from UV light or infrared, comprising at least two sensor arrangements (2/3), external (2) and internal sensor arrangement (3), wherein each sensor arrangement (2/3) comprises plurality of radiation sensors (2a/3a) arranged one after the other, which are each arranged along closed curve (2b/3b), and wherein the internal sensor arrangement (3) is surrounded by the external (2), and wherein the external and internal sensor arrangement (2/3) are arranged adjacently to each other, and wherein the internal sensor arrangement (3) encloses radiation passage region (4), and wherein the radiation passage region (4) comprises radiation passage opening (5), and wherein a closing device (6) is arranged in such a way with respect to the radiation passage region (4) that an incident radiation (S) passing through the radiation passage opening (5) is either let pass through or at least partially attenuated, and comprising control
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Giuseppe Nunzio Caruso
  • Patent number: 10168552
    Abstract: A light reflecting lens includes a lens body, a light diffusion layer, and a light-transmitting cover layer. The lens body has a front surface and a back surface opposite to each other. The light diffusion layer includes spread aggregates formed by spraying a dispersion of light-transmitting resinous micro-beads and is formed on one of the front and back surfaces of the lens body. The light-transmitting cover layer is formed on the light diffusion layer. The spread aggregates have a mean aggregate size such that the light reflecting lens has a haze not larger than 3% and a transmittance not less than 3%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VACTECH ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chin-Ying Liao
  • Patent number: 10048514
    Abstract: In one aspect, glasses include a frame, a processor coupled to the frame, and a lens accessible to the processor and coupled to the frame. The lens includes first and second polarizers and a first liquid crystal unit juxtaposed between the first and second polarizers, with the lens including plural liquid crystal units controllable by the processor. The glasses also include a camera accessible to the processor and coupled to the frame, as well as storage accessible to the processor and bearing instructions executable to receive input from the camera and identify, based on input from the camera, the first liquid crystal unit to control for permitting light to pass through the at least one lens. The instructions are also executable to control the first liquid crystal unit to permit a first amount of light to pass through the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 9995948
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described, including a corrective optical film for converting a corrective single-focal lens to a multi-focal lens and/or a progressive lens. A thickness and/or a curvature of the corrective optical film is different in different regions of the corrective optical film, such that the corrective optical film is configured, upon being adhered to the single-focal lens, 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 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ADDON OPTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yoel Arieli, Haim Engler, Amir Erlichman
  • Patent number: 9930921
    Abstract: The invention discloses a drinking arrangement for location within a diver's helmet, which includes a container being adapted to contain a hydration fluid; support means for supporting the container within the helmet; a supply line being adapted to supply flow of the hydration fluid from the container; and a mouthpiece for normally sealing the supply line and being adapted to selectively dispense hydration liquid therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Garry Ray van Heerden
  • Patent number: 9931247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, or more specifically, it relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, which enables remote management from a smartphone by interworking history state data on utilization, operation, settings, failure of the electronic eye protection apparatus for welding, and which enables location searching and anti-theft function such as password setting of electronic eye protection apparatus for welding with a smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Otos Wing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Moon-Young Huh
  • Patent number: 9804420
    Abstract: A removable attachment for eyeglasses, where the attachment, when mounted on a parent pair of eyeglasses, substantially completely covers the front and periphery of the parent frame, such that the combination appears to be a pair of dedicated sunglasses instead of ordinary eyeglasses with an attachment. The attachment is held to the parent eyeglasses by magnets. The bridge of the attachment includes ball joints that allow the attachment to fold for storage while not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SUNBIRD, LLC
    Inventors: J. David Chute, Stephen Kurtin, Jason Clerk, Deni Crescenzi
  • Patent number: 9778490
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to a transparent material to provide protection to a person's eyes from harmful wavelengths of the light spectrum, overall visual comfort, or improved vision such as color enhancement, target recognition and other functions, while selectively transmitting more of certain wavelengths of the light spectrum that have a therapeutic benefit such as healing or general mood modifier. The transparent material may be a lens or a shield which is disposed in front of the wearer's eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Spy Optic Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Pritts
  • Patent number: 9740029
    Abstract: A sun glare reducer provides a right templar portion and a left templar portion. Each of the right templar portion and the left templar portion includes an elongate member having a first free end and a second connected end that connects the elongate member to the facial portion. A facial portion extends between the right templar portion and the left templar portion. The facial portion includes a right under-portion that extends inwardly toward a center of the facial portion from the right vertical portion and a left under-portion that extends inwardly toward a center of the facial portion the left vertical portion. A light absorbing surface extends outwardly away from each of the right under-portion and the left under-portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Kramden Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Rigas
  • Patent number: 9699444
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: VISUAL EFFECT INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 9599847
    Abstract: A display unit that includes an image display part and a light-transmitting protective part arranged on the image display part. A cured resin layer is arranged between the display part and the protective part. The cured resin layer has a transmittance of 90% or higher in the visible range and a storage modulus at 25° C. of 1×107 Pa or less. The cured resin layer is formed from a resin composition that has a cure shrinkage of 5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Shinya, Yusuke Kamata
  • Patent number: 9535304
    Abstract: Electrochromic module including first and second substrates is provided in which the first and/or second substrate are/is electrically conductive or are/is equipped with an electrically conductive coating. A first electrochromic polymer coating is arranged on the first substrate or the conductive coating, an ion-storage or charge-compensating layer is arranged on the second substrate or the conductive coating, and a polymer gel electrolyte is disposed between the electrochromic coating and the ion-storage or charge-compensating layer. The electrochromic polymer, a polymer of tetraarylbenzidine and (hetero)aromatic diol, is colorless in one redox state and colored in at least two redox states. The ion-storage or charge-compensating layer is formed from material selected from the group comprising cerium oxide, titanium oxide, tungsten oxide, nickel oxide, molybdenum oxide, vanadium oxide and mixtures thereof or redox-active polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: THUERINGISCHES INSTITUT FUER TEXTIL- UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Gulnara Konkin, Mario Schrödner, Hannes Schache, Bernd Dawczynski
  • Patent number: 9463117
    Abstract: Eyewear is disclosed that can have multiple ventilation states providing different amounts of ventilation through the eyewear. The eyewear can include a lens and a frame. In some embodiments, the lens can be movable with respect to the frame to provide the multiple ventilation states. In some embodiments, the eyewear can include a gasket that removably attaches to the frame. In some embodiments, the gasket can be movable with respect to the frame to provide the multiple ventilation states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Oakley, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Belbey, Myong Kim
  • Patent number: 9423638
    Abstract: A thin display unit that incorporates a high-luminance, high-contrast display part that is free of image detects caused by the deformation of the display part is provided. The display unit of the present invention includes an image display part 2 and a light-transmitting protective part 3 arranged on the image display part 2. A cured resin layer 5 is arranged between the display part 2 and the protective part 3. The cured resin layer 5 has a transmittance of 90% or higher in the visible range and a storage modulus at 25° C. of 1×107 Pa or less. The cured resin layer 5 is formed from a resin composition that has a cure shrinkage of 5% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Shinya, Yusuke Kamata
  • Patent number: 9406253
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments that relate to a display that renders corrected images to viewers so that users do not need to wear corrective lenses. The system obtains a vision parameter associated with a viewer and/or content to be displayed. The system receives an image for display to the viewer and modifies the image according to the vision parameter to generate a modified vision corrected image. The system renders the modified region on a rear display while rendering a selective barrier on a front barrier display to direct a vision corrected image to a viewer according to the vision parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Blanche, Raymond Szeto
  • Patent number: 9395556
    Abstract: A method for treating a patient having a vestibular malady is provided. The method comprises (a) diagnosing the patient as having a vestibular malady; and (b) prescribing eyewear to the patient as a treatment of the vestibular malady, either alone or in conjunction with undertaking vestibular rehabilitation while wearing the eyewear. The eyewear (201) has a first lens (205) which extends over the field of vision of a first eye, wherein the first lens has first (207) and second (209) distinct optical regions. The eyewear imparts vision to the first eye which is characterized by a central vision having a first optical quality and a peripheral vision having a second optical quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventor: Patrick Slater
  • Patent number: 9244291
    Abstract: To identify colors of objects as natural as those seen in naked eye view, it is provided a method of designing a colored lens specified by color coordinate values L, a, and b in a uniform color space, including: selecting a=+0.35 and b=+3.0 in L=87.4, a=?0.25 and b=+1.6 in L=74.2, and a=+1.5 and b=+3.35 in L=49.9 as target values in an a-b plane determined from the L-value, respectively; setting ?4.3?a?+5 and ?3?b?+9 in L=87.4, ?3.5?a?+3 and ?5?b?+8.2 in L=74.2, and ?1.5?a?+4.5 and ?0.5?b?+7.2 in L=49.9 as deviation ranges, respectively; forming an allowable range by connecting vertexes of the deviation ranges in L=87.4, L=74.2, and L=49.9 by second-order polynomial approximation curves in the uniform color space; and selecting the values L, a, and b of the colored lens so as to be included in the allowable range in the uniform color space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Kineidou
    Inventor: Takeo Nasu
  • Patent number: 9229246
    Abstract: An attachable/detachable covering lens for covering eyeglass lenses is disclosed. A transparent optical material is suitably shaped to cover at least a portion of an eyeglass lens. The transparent optical material is coupled to the eyeglass lens by adhering means. The adhering means may comprise a viscosity of the transparent optical material. Embodiments of the disclosure provide mechanisms to easily provide attachable/detachable temporary lenses such as a sun-shield, temporary eyesight correction to the prescription lenses for applications such as reading, watching TV, or 3-D movie viewing. Embodiments of the disclosure also provide mechanisms for providing an easily attachable/detachable temporary prescription lens over special purpose glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Jung Soo Yi, Young Hee Yi, Jung Ho Yi
  • Patent number: 9195076
    Abstract: The present invention provides an accessory for eyeglasses or sun glasses which fit over the arms of the sunglasses and allows the user to add flotation pieces, lights or lighting elements, or embellishments. The accessory can be quickly installed and allows the user to customize the color and design of their accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Ted Kavana
  • Patent number: 9182613
    Abstract: This present invention provides apparatus and methods for the activation of an energized ophthalmic lens. In some embodiments, the present invention provides for activation and deactivation of one or more components via wireless communication with an activation unit external to the ophthalmic lens. In some embodiments, an energized ophthalmic lens contains components that detect external signals, process the detected signal and activate components that change optical characteristics via the control of electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, Frederick A. Flitsch
  • Patent number: 9170431
    Abstract: Eyewear, lenses, and methods of forming lenses are disclosed. In an example eyewear, first and second temples are coupled to a lens. The lens includes a viewing portion, a mounting portion configured to be coupled to at least one of the first and second temples, a connecting portion connecting the mounting portion to the viewing portion of the lens. The lens further includes an elongated slot that defines at least in part the mounting portion and the connecting portion. The mounting portion and connecting portion are configured to effectively isolate the viewing portion from deflection of the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Smith Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Betournay, Nathan Barg Abney, William Currier McNeal
  • Patent number: 9146404
    Abstract: A primary lens element fabricated of laser protective glass has proximal and distal faces, a central extent and a peripheral extent. A secondary lens element fabricated of lead oxide has proximal and distal faces, a central extent and a peripheral extent. The secondary lens is operatively coupled to the primary lens forming a lens laminate ground to form a composite lens with a prescription. The composite lens has a central extent of an enlarged thickness and a peripheral extent of a reduced thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Welniak, Ryan Phillips
  • Patent number: 9128301
    Abstract: An assembly structure for subsidiary frame of eyeglasses is provided. A nose pad bracket provided on an eyeglasses major body has an engaging portion having female snap-fit portions provided at both sides thereof to fit with male snap-fit portions on the subsidiary frame. Further, an abutting segment is extended from the surface of a recessed portion on the subsidiary frame in such a manner as to fit with a recessed groove provided on a protruding portion of a nose bridge section of the subsidiary frame. Therefore, one side of the subsidiary frame is pressed against the lenses of the eyeglasses major body and the other side is firmly abutted with the protruding portion, so as to achieve firm positioning of the subsidiary frame and to protect the subsidiary frame from fall off in using.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 9039167
    Abstract: The present invention has a technical object to provide glasses which prevent invasion of pollen, can be continuously worn without any discomfort in wearing, and can effectively block ultraviolet ray. The present invention achieves the technical object by glasses including inwardly projecting visors in rims and end pieces of a frame, and glasses in which lenses, a frame, and inwardly projecting visors formed in the frame are formed of synthetic resin containing an ultraviolet absorbing agent or an ultraviolet scattering agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KOWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Miwa, Tadashi Kita
  • Publication number: 20150131047
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include eyewear that has one or more laminates applied to a lens body. In some embodiments, the lens body is constructed from a substantially rigid material having a curved shape. The lens body can have any desired curvature, including, for example, cylindrical, spherical or toroidal. A laminate can include a substantially flexible substrate and one or more functional layers or coatings applied to the substrate. In addition, one or more functional layers or coatings can be applied directly to the lens body. In certain embodiments, a bonding layer bonds a laminate to a convex and/or concave surface of the lens body. Examples of functional layers or coatings that can be applied to a laminate include anti-reflection coatings, interference stacks, hard coatings, flash mirrors, anti-static coatings, anti-fog coatings, other functional layers, or a combination of functional layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ryan Saylor, Brock Scott McCabe, Carlos D. Reyes
  • Patent number: 9030740
    Abstract: Photochromic-dichroic articles are provided, which include a substrate having a first surface, a fixed-polarized layer over the first surface of the substrate, and a photochromic-dichroic layer over the first surface of the substrate. The fixed-polarized layer optionally includes a fixed-colorant and has a first polarization axis. The photochromic-dichroic layer includes a photochromic-dichroic compound that is laterally aligned within the photochromic-dichroic layer, and which defines a second polarization axis. The first polarization axis and the second polarization axis are oriented relative to each other at an angle of greater than 0° and less than or equal to 90°. The photochromic-dichroic articles can provide, for example, increased optical density and/or increased kinetics when exposed to a given amount of actinic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel L. DeMeio, Anil Kumar, John S. Ligas, Truman Wilt, Delwin S. Jackson, Henry Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9017820
    Abstract: In a laminated glass lens for spectacles, first and second glass lens substrates (each about 1 mm thick) are bonded together with an adhesive agent layer therebetween. A liquid substance of a solventless adhesive to which a pigment containing a tetraazaporphyrin compound is added together with an organic solvent is dropped onto the first glass lens substrate in the form of a droplet, and the second glass lens substrate is pressed against the first glass lens substrate with a relatively light load to spread the droplet into a layer having a thickness of 5 to 150 micrometers, and allowing the thus spread layer to be cured as the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Talex Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanichi Tamura, Shoichi Mitsuuchi, Kenzo Wada
  • Patent number: 9004678
    Abstract: Disclosed are safety glasses for blocking of harmful electromagnetic radiation and prevention of dazzling which protect eyes from harmful electromagnetic radiation and are ergonomically balanced by arranging the lens portion at the front and the adjuster and battery at the rear side of the temple to ensure convenient wearing of the glasses. The safety glasses include an inner/outer hosing formed of a soft material to closely contact the face of the user and fabricated through double injection molding, thereby ensuring convenient wearing of the glasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Otos Wing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: moon young Huh
  • Publication number: 20150092053
    Abstract: A laser reflecting has a low transmittance at one or more laser wavelengths while substantially transmitting all other wavelengths in the spectral range of interest, is coated on one or both sides of an absorbing or non-absorbing substrate. A laser reflecting filter on both sides of an absorbing substrate can result in an enhancement of the absorption of laser light by multiple reflections of the laser light in the absorbing substrate. The high transmittance of the laser-reflecting filter at non-laser wavelengths results in a relatively high overall transmittance through the coated substrate. In the specific case of laser reflecting coatings on a lens to protect an eye, this allows a high luminous transmittance and good colour discrimination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Brian Thomas Sullivan, Graham Carlow, Norman Ronald Osborne, Adam Badeen, Jason Palidwar
  • Publication number: 20150022773
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to eyeglasses that have a transparent display and a controlling method thereof. The eyeglasses that have a transparent display include a lens unit, a frame unit coupled with the lens unit, and a pair of leg units connected to respective sides of the frame unit, wherein each of the lens unit and the frame unit comprises a transparent display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hyun Kim, Yu-Kyung Kim, Su-Zi Kim, Chae-Rin Kim