Operation Viewed Through Lens Patents (Class 359/810)
  • Patent number: 8958151
    Abstract: Provided are an ocular zoom optical system which has a wide apparent field of view even on a low power side and in which aberrations are favorably corrected while a sufficient eye relief is secured over the entire zoom range, and an optical instrument including the ocular zoom optical system. The ocular zoom optical system 3 includes, in order from the object side: a first lens group G1 having a negative refractive power; a second lens group G2 having a positive refractive power; and a third lens group G3 having a positive refractive power and at least one aspheric surface. An intermediate image I? is formed between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2. During zooming, the third lens group G3 is fixed on the optical axis, and the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2 are moved in directions opposite to each other with the intermediate image I? interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Vision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yosuke Miyazaki
  • Publication number: 20140111644
    Abstract: Assemblies are provided for vehicles having an occupant seat. The assemblies comprise a display and a corrective lens. The corrective lens is disposed between the display and the occupant seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: JOSEPH P. FANNON
  • Patent number: 8657517
    Abstract: A container and applicator assembly that is used to hold and apply a liquid. The container has a threaded neck, through which the interior of the container is accessible. A removable cap is provided that selectively engages the threaded neck to create a leak-proof seal. An applicator brush extends downwardly from the center of the cap. The applicator brush extends into the interior of the container when the cap is engaged with the threaded neck. A support arm also extends from the cap. The support arm remains external to the container even when the cap is set. A magnifying lens is coupled to the end of the support arm. When the cap is separated from the container, the magnifying lens magnifies the bristle tip of the applicator brush. When the cap is set in place on the container, the magnifying lens magnifies a portion of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Lauren Shinn, Lindsey Shinn
  • Patent number: 8408269
    Abstract: An applicator suitable for converting a white-light endoscope into an endoscope for combined white-light/fluorescence imaging is disclosed. The applicator facilitates attachment of an optical element, for example an optical filter, to a distal optical port of an endoscope. The applicator engages with alignment feature on the endoscope's distal end and releasably supports the optical element in an opening that is aligned with the optical port. The optical element is released in a proximal direction by pressing down on an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Novadaq Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Fengler, John Senger, Gary Jenne
  • Patent number: 8045279
    Abstract: A lens is manufactured by hardening soft material filled inside a molding tool by cooling. The lens includes a convex lens portion having an optical axis, and a marking portion located outside of an effective diameter of the lens portion. The shape or the position of the marking portion is set to prevent deformation of the marking portion by contact with the molding tool due to shrinkage of the material during cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Kuwa, Hideki Komiya, Masashi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 7880977
    Abstract: A rod lens is used for fitting in an endoscopes. The rod lens has a rod-shaped body which is made at least in a section of a flexible, transparent solid piece of plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frank Lederer, Frank Fuerst, Matthias Huber, Juergen Rudischhauser
  • Publication number: 20100172033
    Abstract: A keypad security device (100) comprises an enclosure having a viewing aperture (114) and an access aperture (152). The enclosure at least partially surrounds a keypad such that the keypad is viewable through the viewing aperture (114) and accessible by a user through the access aperture (152). The viewing aperture includes a security pane (116) arranged so as to permit the keypad to be viewed clearly from the point of view of a user of the keypad and to prevent the keypad from being viewed from the point of view of a person other than the user, wherein the security pane (116) is curved and comprises a flexible refractive lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Neil Radford
  • Patent number: 7738180
    Abstract: An objective optical system for endoscopes has, in order form the object side, a single lens with negative power, a cemented lens with positive power, and an image sensor unit. The cemented lens has a plano-convex lens, located at the image-side end, with a convex surface facing the image side and an aperture stop placed proximate to a cemented portion and the image sensor unit includes an optically cemented body of at least one optical part, a path bending prism, and a solid-state image sensor to satisfy the following conditions: 1.5<TB/f<3.5 2.4<TC/f<4 where f is the focal length of the whole of the objective optical system, TB is the optical path length of the cemented lens, and TC is the optical path length of the image sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Igarashi
  • Patent number: 7692879
    Abstract: A correction device for an imaging optical arrangement exhibiting a light path (1), in particular for a microscope, that exhibits at least one plane-parallel transparent plate (9), which is held in a mounting plate in the image beam path (1) and is propelable around at least one axle in a tipping and/or a swiveling motion, in order in adjust a definite parallel misalignment of the beams in the image beam path (1) by a change in the tipping situation of the plate (9). A confocal microscope with such a correction device exhibits a confocal screen (4), which illustrates a specimen mark (10), whereby the plane-parallel plate (9) is placed in front of the detector unit (2) in the light path (1), in order to center the illustration of the aperture diaphragm on the detector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Steinert, Matthias Wald, Saskia Pergande
  • Patent number: 7692880
    Abstract: A gas-tight enclosure casing surrounds an enclosure casing interior space. A sight glass is situated on the enclosure casing and enables an area located inside the enclosure casing to be monitored. The sight glass is provided in the form of a lens system. An area to be monitored is focused upon a sensor array of an optical sensor via the lens system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Lutz-Rüdiger Jänicke
  • Patent number: 7594188
    Abstract: An operating menu is provided for display with a touch-sensitive display screen (105) in a surgical microscope (100). The operating menu has a first operator-controlled area (106) wherein at least one touch-sensitive actuation field (107) is provided for adjusting a surgical microscope operating mode. In a second operator-controlled area (108) of the operating menu, a touch-sensitive actuation field (109) is provided with a function dependent upon an adjusted surgical microscope operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss AG
    Inventors: Frank Rudolph, Karlheinz Hermann, Martin Schneider, Stefan Ernsperger
  • Patent number: 7567394
    Abstract: A magnification device for a display screen of an electronic device that can be selectively sized to fit directly thereon. The magnification device is of a thin, flexible synthetic resin sheet having distributed magnification and static adhesion properties that can easily be cut to size to fit the display screen venue to be magnified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2009
    Inventor: Alan S. Monte
  • Publication number: 20090180201
    Abstract: A writing instrument with a plurality of usable portions thereon is provided. The writing instrument utilizes a standard writing instrument but incorporates a magnifying portion to the writing instrument. Additionally, the writing instrument also incorporates a magnifying portion in a central location on the writing instrument and also a lighting instrument on a portion of the writing instrument to illuminate the intended document to be examined. The invention may comprise a plurality of parts including the magnifying portion, the writing portion and the lighting portion wherein these portions may be located on different areas of the writing instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Applicant: The CDM Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitch Junkins
  • Publication number: 20080204903
    Abstract: A gas-tight enclosure casing surrounds an enclosure casing interior space. A sight glass is situated on the enclosure casing and enables an area located inside the enclosure casing to be monitored. The sight glass is provided in the form of a lens system. An area to be monitored is focused upon a sensor array of an optical sensor via the lens system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Lutz-Rudiger Janicke
  • Patent number: 7414798
    Abstract: A magnifying assembly comprising a housing; a magnifying lens coupled to the housing; and a cover slidable along the housing; wherein the cover is slidable relative to the housing in a first direction so as to cover at least part of the magnifying lens and slidable relative to the housing in a second direction so as to expose the magnifying lens. Preferably, the housing comprises a frame within which the magnifying lens is secured, and a battery compartment; wherein the frame and battery compartment are integrally formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignees: Leading Extreme Optimist Industries, Ltd., Carson Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gin Fai Yip, Bryan Yip
  • Patent number: 7173778
    Abstract: A hard coating composition for use as a stain repellent single layer on an optical display. The coating composition adds a monomer of a mono or multi(methyl)acrylate bearing at least one monovalent hexafluoropolypropylene oxide derivative and a free radically reactive compatibilizer consisting of either a fluoroalkyl-group containing acrylate compatibilizer or a fluoroalkylene-group containing acrylate compatibilizer to a conventional hydrocarbon-based hard coat formulation. The resultant coating is substantially smooth and forms a durable surface layer that has low surface energy that is stain and ink repellent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Naiyong Jing, Zai-Ming Qiu, Thomas P. Klun, Richard J. Pokorny, George G. I. Moore, Mark J. Pellerite
  • Patent number: 7095572
    Abstract: A lens holder apparatus of a camera lens module is provided and includes a printed circuit board, an image sensor provided on a printed circuit board, a plurality of lenses, and a spacer The lenses are assembled within the lens holder allow focal lengths between the sensor and respective lenses to be adjusted freely, and a stopper is detachably provided at a lower portion of the space of the lens holder, such that the stopper can be separated from the lower portion and then recombined therewith after the readjustment of the focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Ju Lee, Yeong-Seop Lee, Do-Hyung Lee, Sang-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 7073832
    Abstract: The disclosed invention is a pincer tool comprising two opposably attached arms, one arm ending in an least substantially transparent sight-piece and the other arm ending in a positioning surface comprising at least one indentation well, whereby an item to be viewed such as jewelry or other small items are held in position by the sight-piece, thereby allowing the item to be viewed from directly above the sight-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Inventors: Barry J. LaVaque, Robert J. Gold
  • Patent number: 6989948
    Abstract: A magnifier device for magnifying a portable video image produced by a video display device. The magnifier includes a base member connected a magnifier portion connected to and rotatable relative to the base member. The magnifier portion is rotatable to facilitate rotation between a first position adjacent a display window of the video device to magnify a display and a stored position compactly arranged adjacent the video display device. The magnifier device can be securely affixed to the video display device and folded to a compact stored position while attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Intec, Inc.
    Inventors: Saied Hussaini, Marc Iacovelli
  • Patent number: 6934097
    Abstract: A rod integrator holder 6 has concave clearance grooves 67A to 67D elongated in the direction of the optical axis L, at the corners within a case 61 thereof. The clearance grooves 67A to 67D are configured such that the edges 84A to 84D of the rod integrator 8 can be prevented from coming into contact with the inner faces 66A to 66D of the case 61. The edges 84A to 84D of the rod integrator can be prevented from being broken by coming into contact with the inner faces 66A to 66D of the case 61, and the edges 84A to 84D of the rod integrator 8 and the inner faces 66A to 66D of the case 61 can be prevented from rubbing against each other to generate dust due to abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventor: Hitoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 6917481
    Abstract: A rod integrator holder comprises a wall constituting at least a part of an intermediate portion interposed between a rod integrator in an illumination optical system or a holding member for the rod integrator, and an optical member disposed downstream the rod integrator or a holding member for the optical member. The intermediate portion tightly closes a space between a light entrance end of the optical member and a light exit end of the rod integrator against surroundings thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hitoshi Shimizu, Tadashi Iwasawa
  • Patent number: 6856476
    Abstract: A switching mechanism in an optical device for switching an optical component between defined positions. A retainer plate, which captures the optical component in a housing, includes detents for maintaining the optical component in a defined position, as well as a mechanical interference portion between detents for resisting the movement of the optical component between defined positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2005
    Assignee: Demitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark A. Bryant
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20040223236
    Abstract: An objective lens for use in an optical pickup apparatus for conducting recording and/or reproducing information for an optical information recording medium, has a lens section shaped in an approximate circle and including a flange section; and a projecting section integrally provided to the lens section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2004
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: Shogo Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Hattori, Etsuzo Kurihara, Shinichiro Saito, Takashi Matsumaru, Taichiro Saito, Kazuo Ishida, Yuichi Atarashi, Norikazu Arai
  • Patent number: 6613288
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating a volatile medium is provided. The apparatus of the invention includes a base and a rotatable lens positioned above the base. The rotatable lens rotates independently of the base in the direction of a light source. The lens is positioned such that a focal point of a lens is focused on the volatile medium. The heat generated by focusing the light in this manner vaporizes the volatile medium and releases the medium into the surrounding atmosphere in a continuous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Candle Corporation of America
    Inventor: Anil J. Gupte
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20020118469
    Abstract: A switching mechanism in an optical device for switching an optical component between defined positions. A retainer plate, which captures the optical component in a housing, includes detents for maintaining the optical component in a defined position, as well as a mechanical interference portion between detents for resisting the movement of the optical component between defined positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Mark A. Bryant
  • Patent number: 6437927
    Abstract: A bioptic lens protector comprising a tube, a lens, and a backstop. The lens is contained between the backstop inserted into the tube and a ledge of the tube. The tube attaches to a bioptic lens. A tinted lens can be used to protect the eyes of a light sensitive person wearing bioptic lenses with attached bioptic lens protectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Inventor: Larry Lee Shafer
  • Publication number: 20020097508
    Abstract: An objective lens for use in an optical pickup apparatus, comprises a first lens molded with a plastic and having an optically functional section, a flange section provided around the periphery of the optically functional section, and a first contacting section provided on the flange section; and a second lens molded with a plastic, located opposite to the first lens and having an optically functional section, a flange section provided around the periphery of the optically functional section, and a second contacting section provided on the flange section. The first lens and the second lens are jointed in such a way that the first contacting section and the second contacting section are brought in contact with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Applicant: KONICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Wada, Hiroyuki Hattori, Yayoi Eguro, Norikazu Arai, Koji Honda, Yuichi Honda, Yuichi Atarashi
  • Publication number: 20020067553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical pickup having a constant numerical aperture even if spherical aberration is compensated for. The optical pickup is used in an information recording and/or reproducing machine. The information recording and/or reproducing machine records and/or reproduces information in a recording medium upon radiation of a light beam from a light source. The optical pickup includes a condensing optical system for condensing the light beam from the light source onto a recording layer of the recording medium. The condensing optical system includes an object lens. The condensing optical system also includes an aperture positioned about a focal length of the object lens apart from a position of a principal incidence plane of the object lens toward the light source along an optical axis of the condensing optical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Publication date: June 6, 2002
    Inventors: Takanori Maeda, Ikuya Kikuchi, Katsuhiro Koike, Makoto Sato
  • Patent number: 6239925
    Abstract: An instrument cluster lens assembly includes a lens having top and bottom surfaces and a mounting portion that is mounted on a base having at least one lens receiving portion. The lens mounting portion is laser welded to the lens receiving portion of the base to securely connect the lens to the base thereby forming the lens assembly for an instrument cluster. Preferably, the lens mounting portion is transparent to laser light and the lens receiving portion of the base is opaque to laser light. A method of forming the instrument cluster lens assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Key Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Ardrey, Hans J. Herfurth, Sandip R. Mehta
  • Patent number: 5940225
    Abstract: A magnifying lens and screwdriver tool, comprising a handle having a proximal end and a distal end. A magnifying lens, having an optical field, is attached to the distal end of the handle. A bridge extends from the handle, the bridge having a sleeve and a connecting member extending between the handle and the sleeve. A screwdriver having a screwdriver tip extends through the sleeve, wherein the sleeve supports the screwdriver for rotational movement therein and holds the screwdriver tip within the optical field of the magnifying lens. The handle is grasped in the hand, the handle extending between the thumb and forefinger, resting upon the webbed hollow therebetween and against the palm. The thumb and forefinger of the same hand grasp the screwdriver, so that the screwdriver tip can engage a workpiece and turn a screw thereat, while the workpiece, screw, and screwdriver tip are viewed through the magnifying lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Inventor: Herbert Peluso
  • Patent number: 5808816
    Abstract: A slat for a shutter includes an elongated slat body with a longitudinal slot unit formed therethrough, and an elongated lens fixed within the slot unit so as to close the slot unit and so as to permit light from one side of the shutter to reach the other side of the utter via the slot unit and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Jackson Yu
  • Patent number: 5648878
    Abstract: Disclosed is a three beam-type projection apparatus in which three projectors can be transported integrally by a single driving motor. A first and a second projecting lenses are formed in the front of first and second projectors, respectively. First and second guiding grooves are formed thereon. The two projectors are connected by a plurality of guiding rods. A third projecting lens is formed in the front of a third projector and an inserting hole is formed on the lower portion of the third projector. A guiding plate is combined with the first, second and third projectors, and is transported forward and backward by a driving apparatus. A fixing plate is provided with a parallel guiding hole formed along the length of the third projector and with an inclined guiding hole for guiding the transportation of the third projector. The three projectors can be transported by a driving motor and the operation of the apparatus is very accurate and advantageous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Daewood Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 5621566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a telescope mounting for a telescope. The telescope mounting is attached on an arm-band. The arm-band could include a watch. The telescope mounting ensures a stable support for the telescope. The length of the telescope should not be longer than 15 cm, preferably 6-7 cm so that the telescope will not be a burden on the arm of the telescope wearer. The diameter of the telescope is no larger than 1.5 cm. The telescope and telescope mounting could be releasable from the arm-band. A slip-on lens could be attached at the front of the telescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Carl.cndot.Zeiss-Stiftung
    Inventor: Gunter Muller
  • Patent number: 5601222
    Abstract: A wristband adapted to secure a display element having a display face, such as a wristwatch, calculator or the like, to the user's wrist includes a flexible, or shaped nonflexible, transparent magnification strip. The magnification strip is adapted to be positioned over the display face of the display element. In this manner, the user can magnify the display for easier viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Inventor: Richard Y. Haddad
  • Patent number: 5548448
    Abstract: A work-magnifying, face shielding helmet assembly consists of a helmet component and a lens component. The latter comprises a frame removably mounted in the helmet recess, opposite the helmet window. A work-magnifying lens is mounted on the frame. A pair of rails grip the lens marginally and releasably. One rail is springable outwardly to permit the lens to gravitate to any desired operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Inventor: Otto W. Wagner
  • Patent number: 5442489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a magnifying observation apparatus of a video type in which an image of an object to be observed which has been picked up by an image pick-up apparatus incorporating an imaging device therein is reproduced on a monitor display and observed. It is an object of the invention to attain a compact structure of the entire system so as to permit easy observation in a simple manner. According to the present invention, in order to achieve such object, not only the imaging device but also a control circuit unit for the imaging device, an optical system for focusing the image of the object to be observed on the imaging device, and a light-source lamp for lighting the object to be observed, are incorporated in the image pick-up apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1995
    Assignees: Scalar Corporation, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Yamamoto, Masao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 5183193
    Abstract: An elastomeric sleeve, including a transparent pocket, receives a map therewithin for ease of visual observation by an individual engaged in vehicular transport for example. The invention further includes support apparatus for mounting a magnifying lens and illumination structure for effecting illumination of the map mounted within the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: Bernie Brandell
  • Patent number: 5168405
    Abstract: A magnifying assembly of the type employing a lens surrounded by a plastic or metal holding is placed in a light diffuser, which light diffuser is an annular member having an open top which is associated with a peripheral flange upon which the magnifying lens rests. The member has a bottom opening which is associated with an annular curved flange which is abraded so as to uniformly diffuse light over the surface of a document to be read whereby the area enclosed by the bottom opening of the annual member is uniformly illuminated by a light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: Design for Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard E. Feinbloom
  • Patent number: 5150261
    Abstract: A combined screwdriver and magnifying glass includes a screwdriver having a handle and a shank connected to the handle; a block member made of elastic material detachably and frictionally sleeved around the shank; and a magnifying glass having a central hole, the block member being frictionally fitted in the central hole of the magnifying glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1992
    Inventor: Allen Tsai
  • Patent number: 5132849
    Abstract: A cursor magnifying glass arrangement has a support body for holding a magnifying glass body having a cylindrical portion and a lens section. The cylindrical portion is rotationally symmetrical with respect to the cylindrical axis and is convexly curved. An evaluation coil is disposed coaxially to the cylindrical portion. The lens body is removably, preferably interconnectedly, supported in the support body, and the evaluation coil is fixed on the support body radially outside of the path of the edge light beam of the lens section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1992
    Assignee: Aristo Graphic Systeme GmbH KG
    Inventor: Werner Cordes
  • Patent number: 5119677
    Abstract: A gauge protector provides a shield device for the protection of the lenses of skin diving gauges and related articles, and includes one or more crossbar elements extending between crossbar base portions, of a size and shape to fit over the gauge lens, and attaches to the outside of the dive gauge body and/or its associated flexible protective boot member. The crossbar base portions preferably include downwardly-extending peripheral flange portions for releasable capture of the sides of the gauge body and/or protective boot member, and may themselves include open portions to enable passage of a gauge hose, strap, or similar member. Alternatively, any other method of attachment to the gauge body or boot member may be used, including friction-fit, toothed grasping, strapping, mechanical connection, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1992
    Inventor: Stuart J. Porter