With Viewed Object Support Patents (Class 359/801)
  • Patent number: 8606343
    Abstract: An improved system for confocal imaging within dermal tissue of a patient is provided which minimizes instability in confocal images by reducing the relative motion of the tissue with respect to the confocal imaging optics of the system. The system includes a mechanism for maintaining an area of skin tissue under stress by application of force at the edges of the area, and an imaging head coupled to this mechanism for imaging the stressed skin. The mechanism includes a mechanical structure, such as a platen, brace, or attachment, which both supports the imaging head of the system and applies stress to a limited surface area of the tissue to minimize skin motion during confocal imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Lucid, Inc.
    Inventor: James M. Zavislan
  • Publication number: 20130242416
    Abstract: User friendly magnification system with varying/optical powers of magnification, 5.0 fold, 10.0 fold, 15.0 fold, 20.0 fold. Magnifying screen protector system, designed for smart phone applications, android applications, galaxy applications, touch-pad applications, tablet applications, blackberry applications generally all mobile devices, wherein the magnifying screen and case are impregnated with conductive material during the manufacturing process which allows and promotes the user's gloved hands/fingers to mimic touch of human skin for nuance, and for tactile control capacitive touch screen devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: David Joseph Feola, Karen Michele Hepworth
  • Patent number: 8416513
    Abstract: A book holding apparatus with a magnifying visible area is configured with a bottom section, a left support arm, a right support arm, an upper section, a power supply plug, and a plurality of accessories. The bottom section is attached to the upper section by the left support arm and the right support arm. The upper section includes at least two light-emitting diode (LED) light strips and a fresnel lens. The power supply plug is electrically connected to the at least two LED light strips, and the at least two LED light strips provides the necessary illumination to the upper section. When the users place reading materials on the bottom section, they are able to see a magnified view of the reading materials through the fresnel lens, and the plurality of accessories provides additional functionality for the book holding apparatus with a magnifying visible area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Bruce McPherson
  • Publication number: 20120092736
    Abstract: A capsule includes a bottom portion for holding a liquid used for making bubbles, and a separate top portion. The top portion can be used to blow bubbles, where the bubble, after at least partially air drying, can be formulated to rest on a surface. The top portion also includes an aperture that houses a hologram lens. After a bubble is blown and at least partially immobilized on a surface, the top portion is placed in an optimal viewing position near the bubble. Viewing of the bubble through the lens of the top portion separates the light reflected off the bubble into a spectrum. The top portion and the bottom portion of the capsule can temporarily be attached to one another by forming a seal, by being temporarily affixed into one another. The top portion and bottom portion of the capsule can also be at least partially separated from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Peter Alan Fish
  • Patent number: 7916290
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a coaxially arranged, off-axis optical system for a sighting device or aiming device. It is the object of the invention to provide a possibility for constructing an optical system in such a way that the typical disadvantage with respect to the tightness of a sighting device in an open-type construction is overcome and a good flattening of the image field is achieved in addition to the high optical imaging quality of the aiming mark. According to the invention, by means of a coaxially arranged, off-axis optical system for a sighting device or aiming device comprising a lens group, wherein the lens facing the target object is constructed as a converging meniscus and the lens facing the eye is constructed as a diverging meniscus, with a dichroic reflector and an embodiment for the aiming mark, the above-stated object is met in that a correction lens with positive refractive power is arranged at a distance of less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Analytik Jena AG
    Inventor: Albrecht Koehler
  • Patent number: 7616390
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for magnifying and illuminating reading materials through the use of a plurality of magnifying lens which are adjustably placed on posts which are movable above the surface of the reading materials which materials are supported on a desk top or reading platform which is placed on the upper surface of a supporting base. The magnifying lens are supported by a series of manually and motor-driven posts which are placed on horizontal and vertical posts so that they can be moved above the surface of the reading material in an appropriate unique position which is adjustable to the requirements of the eye of the user, which user is suffering from muscular degeneration of the retina. The lens are moved by a series of screw drives which are housed in the vertical and horizontal posts. Means for lighting is adjustably supported on an arm placed above the lens so that light from the lamp can shine through the lens and onto the surface of the reading materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Pryor E. Cosby
  • Publication number: 20090067066
    Abstract: An LED-assisted magnifying device having a generally circularly-shaped array of LEDs adapted to provide a uniform pattern of visible illumination below a magnifying lens. An ultraviolet LED is provided as an alternate, optional light source to the generally circularly-shaped array of LEDs. A darkfield illuminator may be advantageously employed with the LED-assisted magnifying device when gemstones are being inspected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventor: Duan Feng
  • Patent number: 7468786
    Abstract: The present invention is an engraved gemstone viewer for viewing a flat, smooth surface of a gemstone that has been micro or nano etched with an inscription such as an identification number. The gemstone is mounted on a piece of jewelry or can remain unmounted when placed inside or otherwise received by the viewer. A source of light directs a light beam toward a magnifying lens coated with a reflection enhancing coating. The lens reflects the light beam along a path incident to the surface of the gemstone containing the inscription. The smooth flat gemstone surface spectrally reflects the light beam along a path back toward the magnifying lens, which produces a viewable light image that reveals the inscription. The inscription is shown as a dark or lightless region of the light image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: GemEx Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall M. Wagner, Kurt Schoeckert
  • Patent number: 7441355
    Abstract: A trading card includes a front wall, a back wall, a bottom wall, and a top wall. The front wall retains a viewing lens. The back wall retains an image. The bottom wall extends between the front wall and the back wall. The top wall extends between the front wall and the back wall. Three of the walls are moveable relative to the other wall to move the trading card from a folded configuration to an unfolded configuration. In the folded configuration, the walls are substantially parallel to each other. Further, in the unfolded configuration, the front wall and the back wall are substantially parallel and spaced apart, and the bottom wall and the top wall are substantially parallel and spaced apart. Additionally, the image is viewable through the viewing lens when the trading card is in the unfolded configuration. Moreover, the image can be on a piece of film and the viewing lens can be a magnifying lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: The Upper Deck Company
    Inventor: Wayne Wilcoxen
  • Patent number: 7369331
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fixed focus handy ovulation tester, the said ovulation tester comprising an inner casing (1), having a top and a bottom end; a controllable 5 illuminating assembly (2) located inside the inner casing and near the bottom end of the inner casing and being sealed at the bottom by a bottom face plate (3) and a fixed focus eye piece assembly (4) having a bottom inner portion for placing a biological specimen and a top outer portion for viewing the specimen being removably located at the top end of the inner casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Inventors: Gopal Krishan Sachdev, Harinder Preet Singh Bakshi
  • Patent number: 7352387
    Abstract: To provide a camera that is suited to shoot both a demagnified image and a magnified image. The camera includes a housing body 11 containing a CCD 15, and a lens barrel 12. An abutted member 20 having an objective lens 40 therein is engaged with the lens barrel 12 and a rotatable manually-controlled member 30 is fitted around that lens barrel. The abutted member 20 moves back and forth in the direction of an optical axis K in response to the rotation of the manually-controlled member 30. A user moves the objective lens 40 back and forth by moving the abutted member 20 back and forth to shoot either a demagnified image or a magnified image. A demagnified image is photographed with the abutted member 20 contained in the lens barrel 12. A magnified image is photographed with the abutted member 20 projected from the lens barrel 12. An end of the abutted member 20 is positioned so that the focal point of the objective lens 40 falls on the center thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Scaler Corporation
    Inventor: Masao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7277241
    Abstract: A machine for magnifying a check with a freshnel lens, a front cover and back cover hingably connected, to hold a credit card bill or restaurant check, to hold a credit card, to hold a writing utensil, and to illuminate the credit card bill or restaurant check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Inventor: Robert Lyman Fulton
  • Patent number: 6825996
    Abstract: There is provided a sample inspection casing capable of easily and surely inspecting an object to be inspected. The sample inspection casing 1 includes: a sample mounting table 5 for mounting thereon an object 11 to be inspected; a prism cut portion 14 serving as an optical path changing portion for allowing the object 11 on the sample mounting table 5 to be irradiated with illuminating light; and an image magnifying lens 15 for transmitting light, which is reflected on the object 11 on the sample mounting table 5, to magnify an image of the object 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Enplas Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Watanabe, Isamu Kaneko
  • Patent number: 6793886
    Abstract: A kit (11) is described for the detection of characteristics and parameters of body fluids such as saliva, urine and cervical mucus for the purposes of studying and identifying fertility periods in women, comprising a set of flat plate-shaped supports (3) for samples of said body fluids (F) and a viewer (1) provided with enlargement means, characterized in that each of said flat plate-shape supports (3) for body fluid (F) presents a shallow basin or trap (3p) with a convex bottom entirely surrounded by a raised rim (3r), and is equipped with locking fins (3t) suitable for coupling with structural elements present on said viewer (1) so that it is irreversibly locked onto the latter in a desired relative posititon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Kemifar S.R.L.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Weissmahr
  • Publication number: 20030197899
    Abstract: A paper-separating plate is adapted for a paper-separating mechanism having a paper-separating roller. The paper-separating plate placed around a side of the paper-separating roller comprises a main body and a cushion. The main body has a surface and a plurality of grooves and the grooves are positioned on the surface. The cushion is positioned on the surface of the main body and covers the grooves. The cushion positioned over the partial grooves is elastically pressed onto the paper-separating roller. The grooves are linear and the direction of extending the linear grooves is substantially parallel with the axis of the paper-separating roller, the linear grooves neighboring one another or each other. Besides, the cushion is made of flexible material and the main body is made of rigid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventors: Jen-Shou Tseng, Chih-Wen Huang, Chuan-Yu Hsu
  • Patent number: 6504652
    Abstract: A CO2 laser beam 12 is converted into a beam of uniform intensity at the position of a phase matching element 15 by an intensity converting element 14 and the phase matching element 15. Then, the uniform intensity beam irradiates a mask 17 containing an aperture variable in size via a variable-magnification projecting optical system 16. At the time of irradiation, the laser beam at the position of the phase matching element 15 is projected onto the mask 17 at a magnification factor most suited to the size of the aperture formed in the mask 17. Further, the pattern of the mask 17 is projected onto a workpiece 19. Thus, a uniform intensity distribution of the laser beam is obtained on the workpiece and high quality laser processing becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koki Ichihashi, Hidehiko Karasaki, Nobuaki Furuya
  • Patent number: 6466366
    Abstract: The portable microscope includes an end plate and pivotable adapter for improved inspection of multiple fiber optic cables in a single connector. The end plate is mounted on the head unit housing of the microscope. The adapter is mounted on a pivot cylinder extending from the end plate. The adapter includes a jig for receiving and retaining a connector. Each fiber optic cable in the connector can be inspected one at a time by pivoting the adapter so that each of the fiber optic cables is in view through the microscope. The adapter also includes an aperture which is positioned over the head of the fastener used to connect the end plate to the housing. The pivoting movement of the adapter is limited by the engagement of the aperture against the head of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: Jeffrey Michael Dominique
  • Publication number: 20020145813
    Abstract: A hand-held, portable apparatus has been disclosed to facilitate the viewing of an object by the human eye. The apparatus provides an electronic camera unit disposed on a holder mechanism and in electrical communication with an image processor module to capture the image of an object and format the image for display on a display device also disposed on the holder mechanism. At least one user-interfaced control mechanism is also disposed on the holder mechanism and in electrical communication with the image processor module for controlling the operations of the module to regulate display of the image by the display device. In this way the viewing of an object by the human eye is facilitated by the use of camera and the image enhancing features of the image processor module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Christopher C. Jung, Richard A. Buck
  • Patent number: 6404565
    Abstract: A magnifying scope and accessory holder having a main body having an upper end of reduced dimension for supporting a viewing aperture including an eye cup and window arrangement and a lower portion that includes an open-ended bore occupied by a focus tube in the form of a movable cylinder. The eye cup and window arrangement further includes a viewing lens which is of a suitable magnifying power. A mount is carried on the end of the focusing tube cylinder that detachably receives a variety of specimen holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Inventor: Bruce J. Russell
  • Patent number: 6381016
    Abstract: A leadframe inspection system, methods, and templates are provided. The leadframe inspection templates include upper and lower specification limits marks that form lead width guides. A user places a leadframe on the template, lines up the leads on the leadframe with an alignment mark, and examines the lead width in relation to the specification limits marked on the lead inspection template. The templates may be placed in the eye piece of a microscope, and thus provide a single instrument for rapidly inspecting lead widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Adisorn Kanjanavikat
  • Publication number: 20010017739
    Abstract: Multi-beam lithography apparatus is used for writing patterns on a substrate 14 such as a wafer for ICs. The patterns may have details of various dimensions. In order to enhance the production rate, it is attractive to write fine details with a small spot 16 and large details with a large spot. It is known to vary the spot size by varying the emissive surface of the electron source. In accordance with the invention the spot size is varied by varying the size 22 of the beam limiting aperture 20, thus enabling optimization of the beam current in dependence on the spot size. A preferred embodiment is provided with an additional (condenser) lens 24 such that the object distance remains constant when the magnification of the lens system 18, 24 is varied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: August 30, 2001
    Inventors: Jan Martijn Krans, Peter Christiaan Tiemeijer
  • Patent number: 6099403
    Abstract: An inspection apparatus for viewing both sides of a plurality of coins including a three-dimensional enclosure with a top, a bottom and a plurality of sides in combination defining a hollow interior. A lens is secured within an aperture in the top and provides for magnified viewing of an interior location of the enclosure. A coin supply is secured to the enclosure and is adapted to hold a plurality of coins. The coins are advanced in succession from a holding position to an inspection position for viewing through the lens. A pair of planar shaped reflectors are secured within the enclosure interior and arranged in opposing and angularly extending fashion relative to the lens and the selected coin to be inspected and so as to facilitate a clearer viewing of the selected coin. Following inspection, the coin is ejected and a further coin is transferred from the holding position to the inspection position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Leonard Batchelder
  • Patent number: 6034826
    Abstract: An optical instrument for facilitating the observation of surface engravings located on an optical lens includes a base housing having a light source therein for illuminating the optical lens. An image contrastor, selected based on the type of lens to be examined, is placed on the base housing over the light source. The image contrastor includes its own housing within which is positioned a viewing plate and a light diffuser. A screening pattern or coating is formed on the viewing plate to define a backdrop for examining the lens. A support member extends from the base housing and carries a magnifying lens. With this arrangement, an optical lens may be placed between the image contrastor and the magnifying lens to enhance the observation of engravings on the optical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Assignee: Optivision Ltd.
    Inventor: George Helmecke
  • Patent number: 5982533
    Abstract: The portable microscope includes an end plate for improved inspection of the end surface of a fiber optic cable at a connection point in a fiber optic system. The end plate is mounted on the head unit housing of the microscope and includes a tubular aperture for receiving and positioning the end of the fiber optic cable for microscopic inspection. A reflection bowl is formed about the tubular aperture on the inner surface of the plate to direct more light to the end of the fiber optic cable. The tubular aperture may be formed in an adapter and the adapter may be secured in a threaded aperture of the end plate. A rocker head adapter may be used to provide both direct and angled viewing of the end surface of a glass fiber. Spacer blocks with reflective surfaces are used to position the end plate on the microscope and to direct more light towards the end surface of the fiber optic cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Dominique
  • Patent number: 5894346
    Abstract: A portable testing device for examining biological samples in one embodiment comprises a support and a tubular member having a lens holder adjacent one end thereof rotatably mounted on the support. A light source is moveable axially within the tubular member between an on position where the light source is illuminated and an off position. A biological sample support surface is provided adjacent the lens holder on which a biological sample to be examined is placed. A lens through which a user can look to examine a biological sample placed on the biological sample support surface is removably supported by the lens holder. The light source and tubular member carry co-operating formations which are configured such that the light source moves axially within the tubular member upon rotation of the tubular member. In another embodiment the light source is stationary and is responsive to a light-sensitive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: Tradek Ltd.
    Inventors: Gu Gu-pin, Gu Ai-ping, Chen Li-chao, Xu qing
  • Patent number: 5731893
    Abstract: The portable microscope includes an end plate with a reflective inner surface for improved inspection of the end surface of a fiber optic cable at a connection point in a fiber optic system. The end plate is mounted on the head unit housing of the microscope and includes a tubular aperture for receiving and positioning the end of the fiber optic cable for microscopic inspection. A bowl is formed about the tubular aperture on the inner surface of the plate to direct more light to the end of the fiber optic cable. The outer surface of the plate includes a positioning tube for receiving a ferrule with the end of the fiber optic cable and directing the ferrule and fiber optic cable through the aperture into the bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Dominique
  • Patent number: 5572371
    Abstract: A magnified viewer capable of viewing an information card or sheet supported on a support base of the viewer. The viewer includes a magnifying lens supported above the support base by means of two oppositely disposed side portions. The side portions are each attached at one end to the support base by a first set of hinges, and at their opposite ends to the magnifying lens by a second pair of hinges. Since the side portions are pivotably connected to both the support base and the viewing lens, the user of the viewer can readily scan the magnifying lens across the information card by merely tilting the side portions from one side to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Micromap Limited
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Woolf
  • Patent number: 5572370
    Abstract: A compact, self-contained, easy-to-use and readily portable apparatus which can be carried in a woman's purse or pocket for determining the period of maximum fertility. The apparatus includes a hollow housing that sealably contains a small magnifying system, a saliva specimen slide and an internal switch operated illuminating system for illuminating the saliva slide. The small magnifying system is used to closely view patters formed on the specimen slide by the saliva after it has dried and crystallized on the slide. The patterns are then compared with standard comparison patterns to determine the woman's present ability to conceive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Inventor: Casey Cho
  • Patent number: 5510891
    Abstract: An object characteristic direct measuring device includes a lower base, a first annular magnetic element disposed in the lower base, and a holder member surrounded by the first magnetic element and being mounted by the lower base and adapted to receive and hold an object, such as a gem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1996
    Inventor: Nehme Frangie
  • Patent number: 5267087
    Abstract: A portable diagnostic apparatus for the examination of biological material, in particular for the self-examination of a specimen containing substances which differ as a function of ovulation. The housing of the apparatus is designed such that the apparatus is of a size which allows the examining apparatus to be carried in the pockets of articles of clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1993
    Inventor: Peter Weidemann
  • Patent number: 5172279
    Abstract: An elongated enclosure includes a number of apertures through which a film must be precisely viewed. A slider receives a removable film holder into which a film, such as a 35 mm slide is positioned. A precision recirculating bearing assembly provides accurate and smooth motion of the slider within the housing. A number of alignment components are located in the device to repeatedly and accurately position the film, relative to the apertures. Thus, a laser beam or optical axis can repeatedly and precisely pass through the same point of the image as it appears in a corresponding aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: Grumman Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Leib, Edward V. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 5155556
    Abstract: A compact tester for examining the sharpened end of a twist drill bit for geometrical symmetry and angular relations. The tester includes an optical system for examining the sharpened end; a holder adapted to hold bits of various diameters so that their cylindrical axes coincide with the optical axis; and a reticle having markings which appears to the eye of the user superimposed on the image of the bit end. The holder is a short tube with plural, nesting spiral springs extending from the inside surface of the tube inward. Each spring is a rectangular sheet of spring steel wrapped so as to present a spiral shape when viewed end on. The springs automatically hold bits centered in the bore of the tube, which is aligned with the optical axis. The optical system may be a simple magnifier, or something more sophisticated. The reticle may be a separate flat glass with markings, or, the markings may be put directly onto the magnifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Inventor: Anthony J. Foanio
  • Patent number: 5062697
    Abstract: An apparatus including a first and second cylindrical body member separately and coaxially mounted relative to one another with the first body member including a resilient perimeter eye piece mounted about a forward terminal end thereof to permit viewing interiorly of the first cylindrical body member through a focusing lens. The focusing lens coaxially aligned with a plurality of fixed lenses positioned forwardly of a slide receptacle for a slide member directed therethrough for sampling of various blood samples therewithin. A sample transparency is positionable forwardly of the slide member to permit visual observation of normal and abnormal blood samples for comparison with a sample mounted within the slide member. Illumination means is mounted rearwardly of the slide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Inventor: Phillip R. Mitchell