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Optics: eye examining, vision testing and correcting January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/12Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/26/2012 > 14 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120019767 - Optical article comprising a temporary anti-fogging coating with improved durability: The present invention relates to an optical article comprising a substrate provided with a coating comprising silanol groups on the surface thereof and, directly contacting this coating, an anti-fog coating precursor coating, said precursor coating having a static contact angle with water of more than 10° and of less than... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)
20120019770 - Eyewear frames with magnetic lens attachments: The present invention illustrates various methods of attaching a pair of eyeglass lenses or a lens shield to an eyeglass frame using magnets or magnetically attractive material. The magnetic attachment methods are beneficial because they allow the user to have interchangeable lenses or shields for indoor and outdoor use, enhancing... Agent: Liberty Sport, Inc.
20120019769 - Eyewear with wire frame inserted into slots in lenses: A rimless eyeglass assembly is constructed using a first lens and a second lens with slotted openings for receiving a wire. A wire having a first end and a second end is inserted into the slotted openings of the first and second lens to form an entire pair of eyeglasses.... Agent:
20120019768 - Eyewear with wire frame threaded through lenses: A rimless eyeglass assembly is constructed using a first lens and a second lens with holes for receiving a wire. A wire having a first end and a second end is threaded through the holes of the first and second lens to form eyewear, in some cases including a bridge... Agent:
20120019771 - Using lenses and lens arrays to enhance the appearance of people: A variety of applications of the integration of lenses and lens arrays into clothing, eyewear, and other worn articles so as to enhance or alter the appearance of a wearer are disclosed.... Agent:
20120019772 - Tinted contact lenses with crescent patterns: The invention provides tinted contact lenses that use a crescent-shaped pattern or pattern element to enhance the lens wearer's iris.... Agent:
20120019773 - High performance, low cost multifocal lens having dynamic progressive optical power region: An embryonic optical apparatus including a first lens component including a first surface and a second surface on an opposite side of the first lens component from the first surface, and a second lens component comprising a flexible element, wherein the flexible element of the second lens component comprises a... Agent: Pixeloptics, Inc.
20120019774 - Opthalmic lenses having reduced base out prism: The invention generally relates to a lens and the method of manufacturing progressive addition lenses (PAL) to remove unwanted base out prism and minimize excessive convergence, comprising determining basic configuration of two major lens surfaces to provide a distance portion and near portion, wherein diopter power increases from the distance... Agent: Crossbows Optical Limited
20120019775 - Training method for accommodative and vergence systems, and multifocal lenses therefor: Accommodative and vergence systems training method and multifocal ophthalmic lenses of Horizontal periodic or quasi-periodic Optical Power Stepless Alternating (HOPSA-lenses) therefor are proposed. Reading the text with HOPSA-lenses worn, while the head is stationary, provides a continuous alternating of accommodation and vergence strain/relaxation and, therefore, provides dynamic training of both... Agent:
20120019776 - Method for providing a spectacle ophthalmic lens by calculating or selecting a design: A method for providing a spectacle ophthalmic lens to a wearer, the method comprising the following steps: providing a value, SV, representing the sensitivity of the wearer referred to a scale of sensitivity to perception of spatial orientation, according to both visual and non visual frames of reference; calculating a... Agent:
20120019778 - Eye refractive power measurement apparatus: An eye refractive power measurement apparatus includes: a measuring optical system for projecting measurement light onto a fundus of an examinee's eye, and causing a two-dimensional imaging device to capture the measurement light to be reflected from the fundus as a plurality of target pattern images at different distances from... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20120019777 - System and method for visualizing objects: A method of visualizing objects using an optical system including an OCT system configured to obtain OCT data from voxels within a first volume having a first lateral extent includes obtaining position data indicative of a position of a predetermined portion of a movable instrument relative to the optical system... Agent: Carl Zeiss Surgical Gmbh
20120019779 - System and method for testing retinal function: A method of measuring retinal or visual pathway function comprises stimulating optokinetic nystagmus by presenting a visual stimulus to a patient; modifying a first parameter of the visual stimulus; modifying a second parameter of the visual stimulus; and using the modified visual stimulus to determine a threshold stimulus for optokinetic... Agent:
20120019780 - Ophthalmic apparatus, control method for the same, and storage medium: An ophthalmic apparatus comprises: aberration correction unit arranged to correct aberration of at least one of irradiating light directed to an eye to be examined and return light from the eye; light-receiving unit arranged to receive, as return light from the eye, the light whose aberration is corrected by the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha01/19/2012 > 9 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120013841 - Process for tinting the edges of rimless or partially rimmed eyeglass lenses: This process allows a consumer to apply colors to the outer edges of rimless or partially rimless eyeglass lenses, or to translucent eyeglass frames, such that the coloration is visible through the front of the lenses where it serves decorative, cosmetic, or aesthetic purposes. The process further employs materials and... Agent:
20120013842 - Eyeglasses with reverse curvature temple pieces: A pair of eyeglasses comprising one frame; two lenses, wherein said two lenses are attached to said frame; one nose piece wherein said nose piece is attached to said frame between said two lenses; and two temple pieces wherein each temple piece comprises a first end and a second end;... Agent:
20120013843 - Wearable high resolution audio visual interface: An adjustable visual optical element is provided, which may be supported, for example, by an eyeglass. The optical element is preferably adjustable in each of the X, Y, and Z axes to allow the wearer to optimize projection of the optical element. A view axis of the display is preferably... Agent: Oakley, Inc.
20120013844 - Ophthalmic devices having a highly selective violet light transmissive filter and related methods: Ophthalmic devices are provided having a violet-light vertical cut-off filter abruptly absorbs light between the wave lengths of between approximately and 400 nm and 450 nm such that a curve when plotted as percent transmission versus wavelength has the shape as depicted in FIG. 2. In one embodiment the ophthalmic... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.
20120013845 - Optical article coated with an antireflection or reflective coating comprising an electrically conductive film based on tin oxide, and production method: This invention relates to an optical article having antistatic and antireflection or reflective properties, comprising a substrate having at least one main surface coated with an antireflection or reflective coating, said coating comprising at least one electrically conductive layer comprising at least 30% tin oxide (SnO2) by weight relative to... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optiqu
20120013846 - Finished ophthalmic lens and corresponding methods: Finished ophthalmic lens and corresponding methods. Finished ophthalmic lens having one concave face, one convex face; an outer perimeter with a thickness within a pre-established range; a central useful area that fulfils a pre-established ophthalmic prescription, which defines a machined surface, and which has a useful perimeter that coincides with... Agent:
20120013847 - Method and system for designing opthalmic lenses: A method for designing ophthalmic lenses, the method comprising calculating an effective refraction index of a lens based on a unique transmission spectrum created by at least one factor related to parameters of at least one of the lens and wavelength dependency of the index of refraction of the lens... Agent:
20120013848 - Image acquisition apparatus and control method therefor: Provided is an image acquisition apparatus for acquiring a 3D retinal image with high resolution, which is capable of reducing a time period required for data transmission. In the image acquisition apparatus: a blink of a subject is detected; acquisition of image taking data is suspended thereafter until a line... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120013849 - Apparatus and method of monitoring and measurement using spectral low coherence interferometry: A spectral interferometry apparatus and method are disclosed, that can be used to monitor or measure an unknown length by following a characteristic of an indicating signal. The measurement is performed by adjusting an optical path difference (OPD) in an interferometer until sound or light or both are obtained with... Agent: University Of Kent At Canterbury01/12/2012 > 9 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120008086 - Glasses with stem locks: An eye wear system comprising a frame configured to receive at least one lens, with stems pivotably coupled to the frame, wherein stems have a first portion and a second portion, and a first, i.e. open, orientation disposed generally perpendicular to the frame, and a second, i.e. collapsed, orientation disposed... Agent: Tumi, Inc.
20120008087 - Eyewear support device: An eyewear support device used to support and hold in place a pair of eyeglasses on a user's face. The device comprises a forehead panel having a front and rear surface, with a forwardly-extending flexible support arm protruding contiguously from the forehead panel. The support arm has a hook at... Agent:
20120008088 - 3d glasses: A pair of 3D glasses includes an eyeglass frame having left and right rims, a LCD mounted in each of the left and right rims, and left and right myopia lenses respectively mounted in a mounting groove in each of the left and right rims and kept right behind the... Agent:
20120008089 - Method of compiling shape data of a spectacle lens, spectacle lens shape data compiling device and spectacle lens: A spectacle lens capable of obtaining a good vision without feeling of discomfort, even being fitted into a frame having a large front angle, and a method of creating the shape data of the spectacle lens having dioptric power to be fitted into a frame having a lens front angle.... Agent: Hoya Corporation
20120008090 - Controlling designs using a polygonal design: A method and device for calculating design parameters of a design of a progressive spectacle lens on the basis of a predetermined design polygon. The design parameters are calculated by specifying a point within the design polygon, in which the specified point defines the progressive spectacle lens design, and then... Agent: Rodenstock Gmbh
20120008091 - Evaluating pupillary responses to light stimuli: A solution for evaluating the pupillary responses of a patient is disclosed. The solution includes exposing one eye of a patient to flashes having varying patterns and concurrently recording the pupillary responses of both eyes of the patient to the flash. At least some of the patterns can be configured... Agent:
20120008092 - Information system and method for providing information using a holographic element: An information system and a method for providing information in correlation with light that is incident on an eye includes a holographic element disposed in front of the eye and a device capable of recording optical signals which detects light that is incident on the eye via the holographic element.... Agent: Metaio Gmbh
20120008093 - Reflectance measurement of macular pigment using multispectral imaging: Imaging apparatus and filters are provided for accurately imaging, assessing and measuring a patient's macular pigment. A multi-band filter is employed in combination with a color digital fundus camera to provide a method that operates with a single imaging exposure. The multiband filter has bandpass regions within spectral ranges of... Agent:
20120008094 - Electro-active opthalmic lens having an optical power blending region: A spectacle lens is disclosed. The disclosed lens provides a vision correcting area for the correction of a wearer's refractive error. The viewing correction area provides correction for non-conventional refractive error to provide at least a part of the wearer's vision correction. The lens has a prescription based on a... Agent: E-vision, Inc.01/05/2012 > 14 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120002157 - Amphibious glasses and temple assembly for use in eyeglasses: A pair of amphibious glasses is provided. The pair of amphibious glasses comprises a lens assembly, a frame assembly, a skirt, and a temple assembly. The lens assembly comprises at least one lens, while the frame assembly defines at least one frame so that the lens can be embedded into... Agent:
20120002158 - Innovative and aesthetic alternative to traditional spectacle correction that obviates the nose/nasal bridge and ears for placement: An eyewear frame has a forehead bridge that rests and is supported on a forehead of a user. A lens is mounted to the frame and both the lens and the frame are free of contact with a nose of the user. A pair of temples extends continuously from the... Agent: Lalo 4073, LLC
20120002159 - Frame design for electronic spectacles: A first device is provided that comprises a frame. The frame further comprises a lens housing adapted to support a first lens and a second lens, a first temple movable coupled to the lens housing, and a second temple movably coupled to the lens housing. The first device further comprises... Agent: Pixel Optics, Inc.
20120002160 - Frame design for electronic spectacles: A first device is provided. The first device comprises a frame, where the frame further comprises: a lens housing adapted to support a first lens and a second lens, a first temple coupled to the lens housing, and a second temple coupled to the lens housing. The first device further... Agent: Pixel Optics, Inc.
20120002162 - Method for cutting a patch to be applied onto a curved substrate: A method cuts a patch to be applied onto a curved substrate and includes the preliminary calculation of curvilinear lengths on the substrate between a reference point and a peripheral edge of said substrate. The calculated lengths are applied to a planar film for making the patch, and then the... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)
20120002161 - Variable progressive lens design: A method and apparatus for creating a progressive spectacle lens design by transforming a starting design. The starting design is defined to include specification of a principal line, specifications for target astigmatism values A(u=0,y) along the principal line, and specifications for the course of a base target isoastigmatism line, which... Agent: Rodenstock Gmbh
20120002163 - Compact binocular adaptive optics phoropter: A binocular vision apparatus allows a patient to view objects through the apparatus with polychromatic light and monochromatic aberration correction, such that the chromatic aberration of the eye can be combined with the monochromatic aberration correction, so as to provide a more accurate determination of vision quality. The binocular vision... Agent: Amo Wavefront Sciences, LLC
20120002164 - Fundus photographing apparatus: A fundus photographing apparatus for photographing a fundus of an examinee's eye includes: a fundus photographing optical system for obtaining a fundus image, including: an optical scanner that scans the fundus with measurement light including at least part of light emitted from a light source; and a light detector that... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20120002165 - Optical image acquisition apparatus having adaptive optics and control method for the same: Provided is an optical image acquisition apparatus having adaptive optics, the adaptive optics includes: a wavefront aberration detector for detecting a wavefront aberration in a reflected or backscattered beams generated when a plurality of beams are scanned on a surface, and a single wavefront aberration corrector for correcting a wavefront... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaish
20120002166 - Ophthalmologic apparatus and ophthalmologic system: Provided are a fundus imaging apparatus and a fundus imaging method capable of alleviating loads on an operator and a patient in fundus imaging and of acquiring a high-resolution fundus image. The fundus imaging apparatus having a tracking function is configured to: determine whether or not a template is recorded... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120002167 - Ophthalmic apparatus: An ophthalmic apparatus includes: a fundus observation optical system for observing a fundus; a target presenting device including a scanning member for two-dimensionally scanning a visible laser beam emitted from a laser source, the device being configured to control emission of the laser source during two-dimensional scanning by the scanning... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20120002168 - Method and apparatus for simulating an optical effect of an optical lens: A method of simulating an optical effect of an optical lens for a potential wearer, the method comprising: using a first camera to take a first image of a scene through a first optical lens, the first optical lens having optical characteristics according to a first ophthalmic lens design, the... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)
20120002170 - Characterization of retinal parameters by circular profile analysis: Certain diseases of the retina are diagnosed by circular profile analysis of retinal parameters, such as thickness. Retinal thickness around a user-defined circle on the retina is measured by three-dimensional optical coherence tomography or other ophthalmological techniques. Abnormally thin regions are identified by comparing a measured function of thickness vs.... Agent: Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.
20120002169 - Methods and devices for measuring tear film and diagnosing tear disorders: Methods and devices measure eye blinks and tear film lipid and aqueous layer thickness before and following ophthalmic formula application onto the ocular surface, especially wherein the ophthalmic formula is an artificial tear. The methods and devices are suitable for dry eye diagnosis. The methods and devices are suitable for... Agent: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.Previous industry: Liquid crystal cells, elements and systems
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