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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. 05/16/2013 > 7 patent applications in 6 patent subcategories.
20130120706 - Optical device and charging system including the same: An optical device including: one or more optical components configured to be electrically actuated such that light transmission states are variable, a driver circuit for the optical components, a power source unit for driving the optical components, a pair of rims for supporting the optical components, a pair of temples... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130120707 - Ophthalmic lens containing a fresnel surface and method for manufacturing same: A process for manufacturing an ophthalmic lens containing a Fresnel microstructured surface inside the lens. The Fresnel lens is injection molded with a mold insert having a heat conductivity lower than the thermoplastic material used to form the Fresnel lens. A second thermoplastic material is overmolded to the Fresnel lens... Agent:
20130120708 - Polymerisable material: Polymerisable material which comprises a polymerisable group, a siloxane group-containing component and a zwitterionic group is described. The polymerisable material may be used to produce polymers and articles, in particular contact lenses.... Agent:
20130120709 - Safety, sport or recreational eyewear with interchangeable optical prescription pvc foil insert: Polycarbonate Frame (1) manufactured to house an Interchangeable PVC Prescription Optical Foil (2) manufactured to conform to the polycarbonate frame dimensions is provided. The polycarbonate frame (1) includes a central nose bridge portion (3), moulded lenses (4), nose pads (5), first and second wrap around frame arms (6a and 6b)... Agent:
20130120711 - Oct-based ophthalmological measuring system: An ophthalmological measuring system for determining distances and/or for tomographic imaging of ocular structures, based on an OCT method. The measuring system includes a light source with a spectral centroid (λ), an interferometric measuring device, a scanner system, which in addition to the lateral deflection of the sample beam also... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20130120710 - Portable optical coherence tomography (oct) systems: Portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices including at least one mirror configured to scan at least two directions are provided. The portable OCT devices are configured to provide a portable interface to a sample that can be aligned to the sample without repositioning the sample. Related systems are also provided.... Agent: Bioptigen, Inc.
20130120712 - Method and device for determining the eye position: The invention relates to a method and device for determining eye position, wherein a light pattern is produced on the surface of an eye by means of a light source and an image of the light pattern produced on the eye is recorded by means of an image recording apparatus,... Agent: Chronos Vision Gmbh05/09/2013 > 8 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories.
20130114036 - Therapeutic eyewear: 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... Agent:
20130114037 - Lens receptor lock for glasses: A lens receptor that includes relief mechanism, such as a kerf-like slotted spring lock, that releases under pressure to allow the insertion of the lens and once inserted, provides sufficient force to retain the lens in position even during athletic activity. The lock includes an interior space that includes latches.... Agent:
20130114038 - Eyeglasses with replaceable temples: Eyeglasses with replaceable temples include a lens rim having two sides respectively provided with a projecting member with at least one insert hole. Two connecting bases are respectively assembled at two sides of the lens rim, respectively having a front end disposed with an insert slot, an inner wall bored... Agent:
20130114039 - Magnetic hinge: A magnetic hinge (24) having a magnet (68) that is rotatably connected to frame front (14) or temples (18, 19) of eyewear (10). Magnet (68) has a contact surface that cooperates with a magnetically reactive body (76) and can be secured in a housing (34) that is rotatably connected to... Agent: Phyzics Properties Inc.
20130114040 - Procedure for designing a progressive ophthalmic lens and corresponding lens: Procedure for designing a progressive ophthalmic lens and corresponding lens. Procedure for designing a progressive ophthalmic lens, comprising a top area (7) between the far vision area (1) and the top edge of the lens and a bottom area (9) between the near vision area (3) and the bottom edge... Agent: Indo Internacional S.a.
20130114042 - Ocular imaging: A system for performing quasi-elastic light scattering and fluorescent ligand scanning on a subject's eye includes a light source configured to transmit light toward the subject's eye, a lens configured to focus light sent from the source and scattered by the subject's eye, a measurement reflector disposed to receive at... Agent: Cognoptix, Inc.
20130114041 - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for detecting and predicting a progression of retinal pathologies: One aspect of the invention provides a method for training a classification algorithm to detect a retinal pathology. The method includes: for a plurality of pseudo two-dimensional data sets of one-dimensional data points, each pseudo two-dimensional data point representing RNFL thickness values for a subject and corresponding index values for... Agent: The University Of Memphis Research Foundation
20130114043 - See-through display brightness control: The technology provides various embodiments for controlling brightness of a see-through, near-eye mixed display device based on light intensity of what the user is gazing at. The opacity of the display can be altered, such that external light is reduced if the wearer is looking at a bright object. The... Agent:05/02/2013 > 19 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.
20130107197 - Masks: An aquatic mask comprises an outer mask structure (20 or 30) including one or more lenses, and an inner frame (10) suitable for containing ophthalmic corrective lenses. The outer mask structure (20 or 30) and the inner frame (10) include complementary formations (21 or 31 and 11 and 12) whereby... Agent: Anglo Italian Optical Limited
20130107198 - Eyewear for limiting wandering vision: Eyewear for wearing on a person's head, the eyewear having a lens section for positioning in front of the wearer's eyes, wherein part of the lens section allows viewable light to pass through and part of the lens section blocks viewable light from passing through thereby focusing the wearer's attention... Agent:
20130107199 - Eyeglasses with nose pad assembly: A pair of eyeglasses include a main body and a nose pad assembly. The nose pad assembly includes a connecting bracket connected with the main body, a metallic member connected with the connecting bracket, and a soft nose pad connected with the metallic member. The metallic member has a connecting... Agent:
20130107200 - Oriented contact lens with brightly colored sclera: Oriented contact lenses have patterns in which the portion that substantially lies over the sclera when worn on-eye is brightly colored or tinted; the colored or tinted contact lenses can have colored or tinted central portions that enhance the iris when worn on-eye and limbal rings that enhance the limbus.... Agent:
20130107201 - Refractive-diffractive ophthalmic device and compositions useful for producing same: A multifocal ophthalmic device is disclosed, wherein the lens body comprises a curcuminoid compound as a UV-light stabilizer, and/or a co-polymeric composition which is derived from a pre-polymerization mixture of defined monomers The lens body of the multifocal ophthalmic device is being formed with a plurality of concentric annular zones,... Agent: Polymer Technologies International (eou)
20130107202 - Methods and devices for refractive correction of eyes: Methods and devices are provided to obtain refractive correction with superior visual acuity (e.g., 20/10) by achieving an astigmatism-free customized refractive correction. The astigmatism-free customized refractive correction involves obtaining an objective and precise measurement of cylindrical power in a resolution between 0.01 D and 0.10 D in an eye using... Agent:
20130107203 - Method for determining the optic center of a lens blank: A method comprises providing a lens blank, a precision positioning device, an illumination device, and a vision system, wherein the lens blank includes at least one feature whose position is known relative to a position of an optic center of the lens blank, and wherein the vision system comprises an... Agent: Benz Research And Development Corporation
20130107204 - Wavefront optimized progressive lens: A method for designing a progressive lens is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a wavefront measurement of an eye, determining an initial design for the progressive lens based on the wavefront measurement, determining information about how changes in one or more higher order aberrations of the eye affect a second... Agent: Carl Zeiss Vision Inc.
20130107205 - Method of making prescription lens: In one aspect of the present invention, a method for manufacturing a prescription lens includes obtaining information of a prescription lens and a frame to accommodate the prescription lens, the information of the prescription lens comprising a lens power, an optical zone and a spherical front base curve, and the... Agent: Polylite Taiwan Co., Ltd.
20130107206 - Eyewear for treatment of vestibular maladies: 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... Agent:
20130107208 - Intraocular lens power determination apparatus, intraocular lens power determination method, and intraocular lens power determination program: An intraocular lens power determination apparatus for determining a highly precise IOL power, the apparatus including: an anterior segment imaging device for obtaining a cross-sectional image of an anterior segment by detecting reflection from the anterior segment of an examinee's eye; and a power calculation unit obtaining an offset distance... Agent: Nidek Co., Ltd.
20130107211 - Method and apparatus for imaging the choroid: A method and apparatus for imaging the choroid. The method comprises indirectly illuminating the choroid of an eye using incident light having a wavelength spectrum in the near-infrared region; and collecting the light passing out through the choroid and the pupil of the eye using an image sensor to obtain... Agent: Annidis Health Systems Corp.
20130107207 - Method and system for stereo gaze tracking: Stereo gaze tracking estimates a 3-D gaze point by projecting determined right and left eye gaze points on left and right stereo images. The determined right and left eye gaze points are based on one or more tracked eye gaze points, estimates for non-tracked eye gaze points based upon the... Agent: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
20130107209 - System for the improved imaging of eye structures: A system for the improved imaging of eye structures based on optical coherence tomography. The system includes an interferometric measuring arrangement, which has an optical element arranged in the measurement arm or reference arm for influencing the polarization state of the light before the light is interferometrically superimposed, a scanning... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
20130107210 - Systems and methods for widefield mapping of the retina: Systems and methods for constructing a widefield image of the retina from a plurality of retinal images. In one aspect, the disclosure concerns constructing a widefield image of the retina from a plurality of retinal images, comprising a base image and a plurality of peripheral images. These techniques enable medical... Agent:
20130107213 - Ophthalmologic apparatus: In order to take a good tomographic image without a complicated position adjustment operation by an inspector, an ophthalmologic apparatus is provided which acquires a fundus tomographic image by optical coherence tomography utilizing interference by low coherence light. The ophthalmologic apparatus includes a tomographic image acquiring unit for acquiring a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130107212 - Three-axis positioning device and method for ophthalmic examination instrument: A simplified and cost-effective three-axis positioning device and method for ophthalmic examination instrument is disclosed. The three-axis positioning device includes an illuminating optical path for projecting light to illuminate an examinee's fundus; an imaging optical path including an objective lens for receiving the examinee's fundus image and light reflected from... Agent: Crystalvue Medical Corporation
20130107214 - Adaptive camera and illuminator eyetracker: An eye tracker includes at least one illuminator for illuminating an eye, at least two cameras for imaging the eye and a controller. The configuration of the reference illuminator and cameras is such that, at least one camera is coaxial with a reference illuminator and at least one camera is... Agent: Tobii Technology Ab
20130107215 - Illumination device for a stereomicroscope, in particular a surgical microscope: The present invention relates to an illumination device for a stereomicroscope, in particular a surgical microscope for eye surgery, having at least one light source (10), a collector lens system (14), an aperture diaphragm (16), a condenser lens system (18), and an objective (22), illumination light being directed from the... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag04/25/2013 > 18 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories.
20130100395 - Eyeglass frame having rotatable temple inserts: An eyeglass frame having a pair of temple arms and a lens frame is provided, each temple arm having a first end rotatably disposed on the lens frame, a second end, and at least one aperture between the first and second end. A flat, ornamental insert having two sides is... Agent: Diversified Products, Inc.
20130100396 - Eyeglass frame having rotatable temple inserts: An eyeglass frame having a pair of temple arms and a lens frame is provided, each temple arm having a first end rotatably disposed on the lens frame, a second end, and at least one aperture between the first and second end. A flat, ornamental insert having two sides is... Agent: Diversified Products, Inc.
20130100397 - Eyewear with adjustable temple and method of manufacture: A novel pair of eyewear includes a frame, one or more optically active eyepieces, a first temple piece and a second temple piece. The first and second temple pieces each include an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the length and angle of the first and second temple pieces. In a particular... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130100398 - Progressive addition lens: A progressive addition lens device is disclosed. The device comprises a lens body formed with a progressive power surface having a temporal part and a nasal part. The surface is characterized by an optical power map having a plurality of contours corresponding to transitions between optical powers across the surface,... Agent: A-2 Vision Technologies
20130100399 - Colored contact lens: A computer-implemented method of designing an iris region of a colored contact lens including providing an annular digital image representing at least a portion of an iris region of the eye. Applying a gradient fill algorithm to the digital image. And applying a halftoning algorithm to the digital image.... Agent:
20130100400 - Amblyometer for balancing bridging rivalrous binocular vision: A machine and method for balancing across the brain's fusion bridge rivalrous stimuli of image pairs having diametrically opposed brightness and means of adjusting the rivalrous balance to measure the depth of a vision defect.... Agent:
20130100401 - Functional vision tester: A vision testing device includes a partition defining a first side and a second side and an electronic device operable to project a first image to the first side and a second image to the second side. The first image and the second image comprise computer-generated images, and the first... Agent:
20130100402 - Systems and methods for reducing sensory eye dominance: The present invention relates to systems and methods for providing a push/pull perceptual learning technique to a subject demonstrating sensory eye dominance (SED) and/or amblyopia. More specifically, the weak eye of the subject is cued forcing it to become dominant, while visualization in the strong eye is suppressed over the... Agent: University Of Louisville
20130100403 - Determining physical lengths in an eye using multiple refractive indices: In certain embodiments, determining physical lengths of an eye includes determining an optical length of each segment of a plurality of segments of an axis of the eye, where each segment corresponds to a portion of the eye. A refractive index is determined for each segment. A physical length of... Agent:
20130100404 - Automated detection of uveitis using optical coherence tomography: Systems and methods for automatically detecting, classifying and quantifying clumps indicative of inflammation in the eye using optical coherence tomography images are described. Clump detection relies on both intensity and geometric thresholding. Applications of the invention include improved diagnosis, classification and monitoring of inflammatory disease.... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
20130100406 - Systems for extended depth frequency domain optical coherence tomography (fdoct) and related methods: Systems for extended depth frequency domain optical coherence tomography are provided including a detection system configured to sample spectral elements at substantially equal frequency intervals, wherein a spectral width associated with the sampled spectral elements is not greater than one-half of the frequency interval. Related methods are also provided herein.... Agent: Bioptigen, Inc.
20130100405 - Wavefront sensorless adaptive correction of the wave aberration for an eye: Embodiments of the invention generally provide apparatuses and methods utilized in optics, and more specifically to apparatuses and methods for adaptive optics correction and imaging. Real-time wavefront sensorless adaptive optics correction and imaging is used with the living human eye to produce optical quality rivaling that of wavefront sensor based... Agent: University Of Houston System
20130100407 - Ophthalmologic apparatus and ophthalmologic photographing method: An ophthalmologic apparatus including a splitting unit configured to split, on a light path in an optical observation system of an anterior segment of a subject's eye, an anterior segment image into a plurality of light beams at a position conjugated with the anterior segment, and an imaging unit configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130100408 - Calculating an intraocular lens (iol) power according to a directly determined iol location: In certain embodiments, calculating intraocular lens (IOL) power includes determining locations of parts of an eye along an axis of the eye. The locations include the location of a cornea, the anterior and posterior locations of a crystalline lens, and the location of a retina. An IOL location of an... Agent:
20130100409 - Method and system for combining oct and ray tracing to create an optical model for achieving a predictive outcome: A system and method are provided for combining the imaging capabilities of an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) device with the calculated results of ray tracing techniques. The combination is then used to derive a predictive refractive outcome for an optical model. The resultant optical model includes diopter power and size... Agent:
20130100410 - Methods and systems for automated measurement of the eyes and delivering of sunglasses and eyeglasses: The present invention provides methods, devices, and systems for automated measured correction of the eyes and provision of sunglasses and eyeglasses for individuals, including individuals with a visual acuity of 20/20 or better.... Agent:
20130100412 - Ophthalmic examination suite having chair with sideward movement: An ophthalmic examination suite includes an instrument delivery stand, a base coupled with the instrument delivery stand and including a base plate, a carriage moveable on the base plate, and a chair supported by the carriage and configured to receive a seated patient thereon. The chair is laterally moveable with... Agent: Reliance Medical Products, Inc.
20130100411 - Ophthalmic instrument arm assembly having dogleg link for extended reach: An instrument arm assembly is provided for presenting an examination instrument to a seated patient. The instrument arm assembly includes an arm having an attachment assembly, an instrument supporting element for supporting the examination instrument and having an attachment assembly, and a linkage having first and second attachment assemblies. The... Agent: Reliance Medical Products, Inc.Previous industry: Liquid crystal cells, elements and systems
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