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Image processing apparatus, image sensing apparatus, control method, and recording medium

Canon

Image processing apparatus, image sensing apparatus, control method, and recording medium

Head mounted display and control method thereof

Quanta Computer

Head mounted display and control method thereof


Date/App# patent app List of recent Pupil-related patents
07/30/15
20150215604 
 Estimation of the system transfer function for certain linear systems patent thumbnailnew patent Estimation of the system transfer function for certain linear systems
The pupil image function (pif) matrix of a plenoptic imaging system is calibrated, taking advantage of the low rank of the pif matrix. In one approach, the low rank is utilized by identifying a subspace for the pif matrix and then estimating the pif matrix within that subspace.
Ricoh Co., Ltd.


07/30/15
20150215525 
 Image processing apparatus, image sensing apparatus, control method, and recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus, image sensing apparatus, control method, and recording medium
For obtained raw moving image data, an image processing apparatus decides a focal distance at which a specific subject is focused on. The respective pixels of image signals in each frame of the raw moving image data correspond to light beams having different combinations of pupil regions through which the light beams have passed, and incident directions in an imaging optical system.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/30/15
20150212424 
 Illumination apparatus, illumination method, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination apparatus, illumination method, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method
To optionally forming a multilevel light intensity distribution on an illumination pupil plane, the illumination apparatus implements köhler illumination on an illumination target surface, using as a light source the light intensity distribution formed on the illumination pupil plane on the basis of light from a light source. The illumination apparatus has a spatial light modulator, a condensing optical system, and a controller.
Nikon Corporation


07/30/15
20150212330 
 Head mounted display and control method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Head mounted display and control method thereof
A head mounted display and a control method thereof are disclosed. The control method comprises following steps.
Quanta Computer Inc.


07/30/15
20150212307 
 Microscope illumination apparatus, microscope, and microscope illumination method patent thumbnailnew patent Microscope illumination apparatus, microscope, and microscope illumination method
A microscope illumination apparatus includes an optical conversion unit that converts laser light incident thereon from a light source to laser light that has an na and whose main optical axis is distributed on a conical surface that widens at a predetermined angle with respect to an incident optical axis of the laser light, and from which the laser light exits, and an optical device that has no refractive power and that deflects the laser light, which has exited the optical conversion unit, in a direction parallel to the incident optical axis, wherein the microscope illumination apparatus focuses laser light that has exited the optical device at a pupil position of a focusing lens for illuminating a specimen or a position that is conjugate with the position.. .
Olympus Corporation


07/23/15
20150205259 
 Holographic display method and apparatus using optical fiber array backlight for portable device patent thumbnailHolographic display method and apparatus using optical fiber array backlight for portable device
The present invention discloses a holographic display apparatus including a light irradiating unit configured to irradiate light using an optical fiber array backlight, a spatial light modulator (slm) configured to perform modulating the irradiated light, a lens configured to irradiate hologram images based on the modulated light, a pupil tracking unit configured to acquire location of an observer's pupil by pupil tracking, and a hologram generating unit configured to generate parallax hologram images that correspond to the location of pupil.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/23/15
20150204796 
 Focal position adjustment method and inspection method patent thumbnailFocal position adjustment method and inspection method
In a focal position adjusting method for an inspection apparatus, the inspection apparatus includes an illumination optical system and an imaging optical system configured to perform a defect inspection of a pattern formed in a sample using an image imaged on a first sensor. The focal position adjusting method includes illuminating the light from the first light source on the sample after transmitting the light through a first slit disposed in the illumination optical system.
Nuflare Technology, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201143 
 Image-processing device and method, and image pickup device patent thumbnailImage-processing device and method, and image pickup device
An image-processing device includes an image acquiring device, an encoded aperture pattern setting device configured to set encoded aperture patterns for multiple pupil images of the main lens, respectively, a calculation device configured to perform a weighted product-sum calculation between the pupil image for each lens of the lens array in the image acquired from the image sensor and the encoded aperture pattern set by the encoded aperture pattern setting device, and an image generating device configured to generate an image based on a calculation result by the calculation device.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


07/16/15
20150201121 
 Distance detection apparatus, image sensing apparatus, program, recording medium, and distance detection method patent thumbnailDistance detection apparatus, image sensing apparatus, program, recording medium, and distance detection method
A distance detection apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to detect an object distance to an object based on a first signal formed by a luminous flux that has passed through a first pupil area of an imaging optical system and a second signal formed by a luminous flux that has passed through a second pupil area of the imaging optical system different from the first pupil area, which are generated by using an image sensing unit including multiple pixels. The calculation unit performs a first process for calculating one of a defocus amount and the object distance by a phase difference method based on the first signal and the second signal and a second process for calculating one of the defocus amount and the object distance by a dfd method based on the first signal and the second signal..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/16/15
20150199008 
 Display apparatus and  controlling the same patent thumbnailDisplay apparatus and controlling the same
A display apparatus includes an infrared outputter configured to output infrared light toward a user, an image capturer configured to photograph the user to generate a captured image, and a controller configured to detect, from the captured image, a pupil and an iris of the user, and a glint area generated by the infrared light, and to determine, in response to the pupil, the iris, and the glint area being detected, a direction of the user's gaze based on a relation between a location of the pupil, and the glint area, and a size of the iris.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198891 

Method for assigning a pupil facet of a pupil facet mirror of an illumination optical unit of a projection exposure apparatus to a field facet of a field facet mirror of the illumination optical unit


Methods are disclosed for assigning a pupil facet of a pupil facet mirror of an illumination optical unit of a projection exposure apparatus to a field facet of a field facet mirror of the illumination optical unit for the definition of an illumination channel for a partial beam of illumination light.. .
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/16/15
20150196245 

Reduced cognitive function detection and alleviation system for a pilot


A system for detecting and alleviating pilot hypoxia is provided. The system comprises an oxygen generator adapted to be powered by a power supply.
Carleton Life Support Systems, Inc.


07/09/15
20150195449 

Device and measuring distances to multiple subjects


A device for measuring distances to multiple subjects includes an imaging optical system, a pupil orientation sensor having multiple pixels including photoelectric conversion elements arranged two-dimensionally, the pupil orientation sensor selectively receiving a light flux passed through any of the multiple regions, an image acquisition device configured to simultaneously acquire each of multiple images corresponding to the multiple regions from the pupil orientation sensor, a focusing control device configured to independently drive the physically-separated multiple lenses of the imaging optical system on the basis of the multiple images acquired by the image acquisition device to control the lenses to be focused on multiple subjects each having a different focusing distance, and a first calculation device configured to calculate each of the focusing distances to the multiple subjects respectively subjected to focusing control by the focusing control device.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


07/09/15
20150193926 

Inspection having a segmented pupil


A method and an apparatus that may include optics that is arranged to illuminate a surface of a sample with radiation and to collect reflected radiation from the surface of the sample; wherein the optics includes a pupil that has multiple pupil segments that correspond to different angular regions of collection or illumination; and a detection module arranged to receive the reflected radiation and generate, for each pupil segment, pupil segment detection signals.. .
Applied Materials Israel, Ltd.


07/09/15
20150192858 

Inspection apparatus to detect a target located within a pattern for lithography


A system detects targets located within patterns. It operates in the pupil plane by filtering the received signal from the surrounding pattern.
Asml Netherlands B.v.


07/09/15
20150192766 

Light stimulation device and microscope system


The number of stimulated spots and/or the area of a stimulated spot is easily increased or decreased while keeping the irradiation power for each stimulated spot constant. Provided is a light stimulation device (3) that includes an objective lens (23) that radiates stimulation light emitted from a stimulation laser (11) onto a specimen (s); an lcos-slm (17) that is located at a position conjugate to the pupil of the objective lens (23) and that can modulate the phase of stimulation light to be made to enter the objective lens (23) based on a predetermined pupil modulation pattern; an aom (13) that adjusts the amount of stimulation light to be made to enter the lcos-slm (17); a mouse (26) that is used to specify the number of spots and the position of a spot of light to be radiated onto the specimen (s); and a controller main unit (28) that determines the pupil modulation pattern for the lcos-slm (17) according to the number of spots and the position of a spot specified by means of the mouse (26) and that controls the aom (13) such that, when the number of spots specified by means of the mouse (26) is changed, the amount of light to be radiated onto each spot before and after the change in the number of spots becomes constant..
Olympus Corporation


07/02/15
20150187330 

Head mounted display apparatus and backlight adjustment method thereof


A head mounted display apparatus and a backlight adjustment method thereof are disclosed. The head mounted display apparatus comprises a display module, a backlight module, an application processor, an eye image capture apparatus, an infrared (ir) light emitting diode (led) and an application specific integrated circuit (asic).
Quanta Computer Inc.


07/02/15
20150185621 

Illumination system having a beam deflection array for illuminating a mask in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


An illumination system for illuminating a mask in a scanning microlithographic projection exposure apparatus has an objective with an object plane, at least one pupil surface and an image plane in which a mask can be arranged. A beam deflection array of reflective or transparent beam deflection elements is provided, where each beam deflection element is adapted to deflect an impinging light ray by a deflection angle that is variable in response to a control signal.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/02/15
20150185484 

Pupil tracking apparatus and method


Provided is a pupil tracking apparatus and method, the apparatus including an image acquirer to acquire an image of an object by capturing the object, a space position detector to detect, from the image, a three-dimensional (3d) position of a predetermined portion in the object, and a display to output a hologram to a space corresponding to the 3d position.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/02/15
20150185434 

Image pickup apparatus, control method thereof, and program


An image pickup apparatus which can perform an af of a high speed and a high focusing precision by simultaneously realizing a phase difference af and a contrast af, decides arrange where a contrast evaluation can be performed on the basis of a correspondence relation between each pixel of an image pickup element which is restricted by pupil division means provided for restricting light of an optical image of an object which enters each pixel of the image pickup element to light from a specific exit pupil area of a photographing lens and the specific exit pupil area of the photographing lens, and decides a focus evaluation value of the object in accordance with the decided range from a contrast focus position or a correlation focus position.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150182725 

Versatile light-guided ophthalmic treatment system


A light-guided, ophthalmic-treatment-system for administering therapeutic agents to, into or through the scleral wall of the eye globe using any one of a variety of therapeutic applicators in conjunction with either transcorneal or transpupillary viewing methods or both.. .
Ip Liberty Vision Corporation


07/02/15
20150182152 

Luminescent ophthalmic device


A luminescent ophthalmic device for administering therapeutic materials, the device having at least one luminescent marker disposed in proximity to a therapeutic agent applicator so as facilitate placement in a treatment position when viewed using transcorneal or transpupillary viewing methods.. .
Ip Liberty Vision Corporation


06/25/15
20150179853 

Power source for an accommodating intraocular lens


A power supply including a luminescent solar concentrator (lsc) adapted for placement in an eye includes a base material transparent to visible light; and fluorescent particles doped within the base material. The fluorescent particles are capable of absorbing and reemitting light in the ultraviolet spectrum.
Novartis Ag


06/25/15
20150178589 

Apparatus for processing digital image and controlling the same


There is provided an apparatus for processing a digital image, including: an image input unit providing an input image as image data; a pupil image determining unit detecting a plurality of pupil information items from the image data to determine the number of eyes in the input image from the plurality of pupil information items; a sight-line direction calculating unit determining a plurality of sight-line direction information items respectively corresponding to the respective plurality of pupil information items; an image recapturing determining unit determining whether recapturing an image is necessary based on the number of eyes and the plurality of sight-line direction information items; and an image output unit outputting the image data.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150177623 

Microlithographic projection exposure apparatus having a multi-mirror array with temporal stabilisation


A microlithography projection exposure apparatus includes illumination optics configured to illuminate object field points of an object field in an object plane, and projection optics configured to image the object field onto an image field in an image plane. The illumination optics includes a multi-mirror array which includes a plurality of mirrors configured to adjust an intensity distribution in exit pupils associated with the object field points.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/25/15
20150177514 

System, method, and computer program product for a pinlight see-through near-eye display


A system, method, and computer program product are provided for implementing a pinlight see-through near-eye display. Light cones configured to substantially fill a field-of-view corresponding to a pupil are generated by an array of pinlights positioned between a near focus plane and the pupil.
Nvidia Corporation


06/25/15
20150177166 

Inspection method and apparatus, lithographic system and device manufacturing method


An inspection method determines values of profile parameters of substrate patterns. A baseline substrate with a baseline pattern target (bp) is produced that has a profile described by profile parameters, for example cd (median critical dimension), swa (side wall angle) and rh (resist height).
Asml Netherlands B.v.


06/18/15
20150169054 

Imaging method


A wearable computing device or a head-mounted display (hmd) may be configured to track the gaze axis of an eye of the wearer. In particular, the device may be configured to observe movement of a wearer's pupil and, based on the movement, determine inputs to a user interface.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150168914 

Increasing an area from which reconstruction from a computer generated hologram may be viewed


A method of enlarging an observation window from which the reconstruction from a computer generated hologram (cgh) may be viewed, including reproducing a cgh, and shifting a location of an exit pupil or observation window of an optical system reproducing the cgh. A method of increasing a viewing angle from which the reconstruction from a computer generated hologram (cgh) may be seen, including producing a plurality of instances of a cgh, projecting each one of the instances in a different direction so that a first exit pupil of a first instance is close to a second exit pupil of a second instance.
Real View Imaging Ltd.


06/18/15
20150168716 

Display device, head-mounted display, display method, display program and storage medium


This display device focuses light, corresponding to an image to be displayed, at a position between a user's pupil and retina, thereby causing said user to see the image. That is, this display device is a view-dependent display device.
Pioneer Corporation


06/18/15
20150164686 

Contact lens assembly and ophthalmic treatment apparatus comprising same


The present invention relates to a contact lens assembly and to an ophthalmic treatment apparatus comprising same. The contact lens assembly according to the present invention comprises: a housing arranged on the cornea of an eyeball so as to guide the treatment beam radiated onto the eyeball; and a reflection unit arranged inside the housing so as to radiate the treatment beam guided to the inside of the housing to a plurality of irradiation points along the outer circumferential direction of the eyeball around the pupil of the eyeball..
Lutronic Corporation


06/18/15
20150164685 

Pupil expansion device


A device, providing enlargement and preventing collapse, of the pupil of the eye, during an ophthalmic surgical procedure. The device made of resiliently flexible material and configured as a ring, comprises plurality of notches at corners and flanges at sides.

06/18/15
20150164319 

Pupil detecting apparatus and pupil detecting method


A pupil detecting apparatus includes a first detector configured to binarize an image including an eye region according to brightness values and detect a pupil region from the image including an eye region, a second detector configured to detect edges from the image including an eye region and detect a pupil boundary region by using the detected edges, and a pupil detector configured to determine a final pupil region by using the detected pupil region and the detected pupil boundary region.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


06/11/15
20150161213 

System and determining a pupillary response to a multimedia data element


A method for determining a pupillary response to a multimedia data element viewed through a user computing device. The method comprises receiving a first image of a viewer's pupil captured prior to display of the mmde over the user computing device; receiving a second image of a viewer's pupil captured after the display of the mmde over the user computing device; determining, using the first image and the second image, if the viewer's pupil has been dilated; querying a deep-content-classification system to find a match between at least one concept structure and the at least second image of the user's pupil; upon identification of at least one matching concept, receiving a first set of metadata related to the at least one matching concept structure; determining the viewer's attention to the displayed mmde respective of the first set of metadata; associating the at least one mmde with the determined user attention..
Cortica, Ltd.


06/11/15
20150160529 

Holographic waveguide display


A holographic waveguide display comprises: a source of light; at least one switchable grating layer comprising a multiplicity of grating regions each switchable between a diffracting state and a non diffracting state; means for spatio-temporally modulating light from the source to provide image light comprising at least one beam deflector for scanning the light in at least one of two orthogonal directions and at least one modulator for amplitude modulating the light. A first scanned angular range of light is diffracted through a first area into a first field of view by a first set of grating regions, and through a second area into to the first field of view by a second set of grating regions.
Sbg Labs Inc.


06/11/15
20150160474 

Corrective lens prescription adaptation system for personalized optometry


A method, system, and computer program product for adapting a corrective lens prescription. The system includes: an image capturing device; a lighting control device; a display; a memory; and a processor communicatively coupled to the image capturing device, the light generating device, the display, and the memory, wherein the processor is configured to perform the steps of a method including: generating a digital simulation for optometry, wherein the simulation is generated based on at least one lighting parameter, at least one activity parameter, at least one duration parameter, at least one personal parameter, and at least one target vision condition; recording user pupillary movement during the simulation; analyzing the recorded pupillary movement to determine a visual comfort assessment; and generating a message of the visual comfort assessment..
International Business Machines Corporation


06/11/15
20150160450 

Embedded pupil function recovery for fourier ptychographic imaging devices


Certain aspects pertain to fourier ptychographic imaging systems, devices, and methods that implement an embedded pupil function recovery. .
California Institute Of Technology


06/11/15
20150158427 

Vehicle control system for providing warning message and method thereof


A vehicle control system mounted on a vehicle is provided. The vehicle control system includes a first sensor configured to sense a driver's pupil size and gaze, a second sensor configured to sense an external object which exists in a peripheral region of the vehicle, a controller configured to sense lane change intention according to a change of the pupil size and the gaze, and in response to the lane change intention being sensed, control the second sensor to sense whether the external object exists in a direction of a lane to be changed, and an output unit configured to, in response to the external object existing in the direction of the lane to be changed, output a warning message..
Kyungpook National University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation


06/11/15
20150157879 

Radiation therapy device for ocular melanoma


The present invention advantageously provides a method and system for providing accurately localized, non-invasive radiation treatment for ocular melanoma or other intraocular indications through the completion of specified research tasks. The present invention further provides for dynamic localization of tumors associated with such indications.
University Of Miami


06/11/15
20150157203 

Optical systems for whole eye imaging and biometry


Scanning optical beam imaging systems for imaging extended structures of an eye and providing biometry of an eye are provided. The systems include a focal system for shifting the focus of the scanning system from the front to the back of the eye.
Bioptigen, Inc.


06/04/15
20150153654 

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


The disclosure relates to an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus. The illumination system can include a depolariser which in conjunction with a light mixing system disposed downstream in the light propagation direction at least partially causes effective depolarisation of polarised light impinging on the depolariser.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


06/04/15
20150153587 

Lenses, devices and methods for ocular refractive error


Certain embodiments are directed to lenses, devices and/or methods. For example, a lens for an eye having an optical axis and an aberration profile along its optical axis, the aberration profile having a focal distance and including higher order aberrations having at least one of a primary spherical aberration component c(4,0) and a secondary spherical aberration component c(6,0).
Brien Holden Vision Institute


06/04/15
20150153554 

Scanning microscope


A scanning microscope includes a collecting lens that takes in a detection light, a focal position adjustment unit that moves in an optical axis direction of the collecting lens to make the collecting lens move in the optical axis direction, a detector positioned at a location that is optically conjugate to a pupil of the collecting lens, and a relay optical system that relays the pupil to the detector . The relay optical system includes a first optical element with a positive power, the first optical element being positioned in the focal position adjustment unit and converting the detection light that was converted by the collecting lens into a parallel light flux, into a convergent light flux to be emitted outside of the focal position adjustment unit, and a second optical element that is positioned outside of the focal position adjustment unit and between the detector and the first optical element..
Olympus Corporation


06/04/15
20150153232 

Microscope with detector stop matching


A microscope includes a detector device having an enclosure and an infrared sensitive detector array disposed within the enclosure. The enclosure may be cryogenically cooled and have an aperture which defines an aperture stop for an optical path extending to the detector array.
Checkpoint Technologies Llc


06/04/15
20150153165 

Optical metrology with multiple angles of incidence and/or azumith angles


An optical metrology device simultaneously detects light with multiple angles of incidence (aoi) and/or multiple azimuth angles to determine at least one parameter of a sample. The metrology device focuses light on the sample using an optical system with a large numerical aperture, e.g., 0.2 to 0.9.
Nanometrics Incorporated


06/04/15
20150150848 

Method for optimizing vision


A method for optimizing vision by topically administering an ophthalmic formulation in aqueous solution comprising a sterile aqueous carrier including an ophthalmic artificial tear solution, and a pharmaceutically active compound consisting essentially of phentolamine in a therapeutically effective amount to contract a pupil of a human patient's eye in dim light so that the pupil is effectively reduced by 1.0 mm or more to improve vision in dim light and further to minimize eye redness.. .
Ocularis Pharma, Llc


05/28/15
20150148788 

Adjusting laser treatment in response to changes in the eye


According to certain embodiments, a system comprises one or more memories and one or more processors. The one or more memories store optical data from an optical recorder comprising at least two optical data sets by: receiving a first optical data set of an eye with a pupil having a first pupil size; and receiving a second optical data set of the eye with the pupil having a second pupil size.
Novartis Ag


05/28/15
20150146184 

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


An illumination system includes an optical integrator having a plurality of light entrance facets, whose images at least substantially superimpose in a mask plane. A spatial light modulator transmits or reflects impinging projection light in a spatially resolved manner.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


05/28/15
20150146183 

Illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus


An illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus includes an optical integrator having a plurality of light entrance facets each being associated with a secondary light source. A spatial light modulator has a light exit surface and transmit or to reflect impinging projection light in a spatially resolved manner.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


05/28/15
20150146169 

Automatic pupillary distance measurement system and measuring method


Method for automatically measuring pupillary distance includes extracting facial features of face image, a head current center indicator is shown/displayed based on facial feature extraction, elliptical frame and target center indicator are shown, a first distance between head current center indicator and target center indicator is calculated to see if below a threshold range, then allowing head current center indicator, elliptical frame and target center indicator to disappear. Card window based on facial tracking result is shown.
Ulsee Inc.


05/28/15
20150146028 

System and controlling imaging direction and angle of view of camera


In a system and a method of controlling an imaging direction and an angle of view of a camera according to an aspect of the present disclosure, infrared light may be irradiated toward pupils of eyes of a user, and a position of infrared light reflected from the pupils of the eyes of the user may be detected by a first camera to track a line of sight of the user and calculate a viewing angle of the user. In addition, an imaging direction of a second camera may coincide with the line of sight of the user and an angle of view of the second camera may coincide with the viewing angle of the user to allow an image actually viewed by the user and an image captured by the camera to coincide with each other..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


05/21/15
20150139509 

Head-mounted display apparatus and login method thereof


Head-mounted display apparatus and login method thereof are provided. The head-mounted display apparatus includes an image capturing device, a pico-projector, an application specific integrated circuit (asic), and an application processor.
Quanta Computer Inc.


05/21/15
20150139486 

Electronic eyeglasses and manufacture thereto


A system and methods for recognizing certain eye or eyelid gestures such as by opening or closing of eyelid or movement of the pupil as signals to trigger certain predesigned desired events. An embodiment comprises of electronic glasses placed in front of the eye to recognize certain eye or eyelid gestures as signals to control an electronic device such as a chair for the special needs, or tvs or car system or some video games.

05/21/15
20150138613 

Apparatus and displaying pseudo-hologram image based on pupil tracking


Provided are an apparatus and a method for displaying a hologram image based on pupil tracking, wherein a hologram image display apparatus includes a location determiner to determine a location of a user using a captured image of the user and a hologram information reconstructor to reconstruct first hologram information as second hologram information optimized for the location of the user to reproduce the hologram image.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


05/21/15
20150138248 

Image providing apparatus, method and computer program


An apparatus, method and computer program wherein the apparatus includes an optical arrangement including an image source and an exit pupil wherein the exit pupil is configured to be positioned proximate to an eye of a user to enable a user to view an image from the image source; and wherein the apparatus is configured to control a size and location of the exit pupil of the optical arrangement in response to a determination of a size and location of a pupil of the eye.. .

05/21/15
20150138066 

Gaze detecting apparatus and method


A gaze detection apparatus and method are provided. The method includes storing, by a controller, a reference gaze, a first reference vector, and a second reference vector.
Hyundai Motor Company


05/21/15
20150136990 

Visual display with illuminators for gaze tracking


A visual display includes hidden reference illuminators adapted to emit invisible light for generating corneo-scleral reflections on an eye watching a screen surface of the display. The tracking of such reflections and the pupil center provides input to gaze tracking.
Tobii Technology Ab


05/14/15
20150133900 

Accommodation compensation systems and methods


Methods and systems for obtaining an ocular aberration measurement of an eye of a patient are provided. Exemplary techniques involve obtaining a first induced metric for the eye that corresponds to a first accommodation state of the eye, obtaining a second induced metric for the eye that corresponds to a second accommodation state of the eye, and determining a natural metric of the eye based on the first and second induced metrics.

05/14/15
20150133899 

Laser scanner apparatus and method


An apparatus for ophthalmic procedures contains a source of aiming and treatment laser beams, folded mirrors and lens arrays to cause the formation of a static pupil on a delivery mirror for observation and treatment by an operator of the apparatus.. .

05/14/15
20150131066 

Mask pattern generation method and optical image calculation method


In a method for generating, with a computer, a pattern of a mask, a pattern on an object plane of a projection optical system is set, shifted plural pupil functions are generated, a matrix containing the generated plural pupil functions is defined, an image of the pattern on the object plane is calculated by generating a vector obtained by transposing and complex-conjugating a vector containing, as components, values of the pupil functions at origin coordinates on a pupil plane from among components of the matrix, and performing convolution integral between the pattern on the object plane and a fourier transform of a product of the vector and the matrix, an assist pattern for the pattern on the object plane is generated using the calculated image, and a pattern of the mask including the pattern on the object plane and the assist pattern is generated.. .

05/14/15
20150131051 

Eye detecting device and methods of detecting pupil


An eye detecting device includes an optical assembly, an image sensor and an arithmetic unit. The optical assembly provides a plurality of incident lights.

05/14/15
20150131050 

Systems and methods for broad line fundus imaging


Systems and methods for broad line fundus imaging (blfi), an imaging approach that is a hybrid between confocal and widefield imaging systems, are presented. These systems and methods are focused on improving the quality and signal of broad line fundus images or imaging methods to create high contrast and high resolution fundus images.

05/07/15
20150127101 

Intraocular lens having helical haptics of shape memory


For easy handling at placement of intra ocular lenses (iols) for cataract operations, these are equipped with helical haptics of memory materials circumferring the lens. Said haptics adhere to the rim of the lens as long as being cooled down to constriction temperature.
Doci Innovations Gmbh (claus Simandi)


05/07/15
20150124219 

Ultra wide-field optical coherence tomography


Systems and methods for expanding the field-of-view of ophthalmic scanning devices are presented. An ophthalmic scanning device is designed such that the pivot point of the scanning optics is maintained at a fixed location in the pupil while the scanning optics are rotated about the eye to obtain imaging data over an increased field-of-view than can be achieved by the scanning optics alone.
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.


05/07/15
20150124213 

Design of myopia control ophthalmic lenses


Lenses are designed using wavefront measurements amenable to correction factors for near and far vision as well as pupil size to slow or stop myopia progression.. .
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.


05/07/15
20150124212 

Contact lens and prevention of myopia progression


A method of slowing the progression of myopia in a person, comprises applying to the eye of the person a contact lens or lenses to mould the surface of the cornea. On removal of the lens, the shape of the corneal surface includes a vision correction area for correcting the myopic vision of the person, and a myopic defocus area having a more positive power and located within the pupil area, to simultaneously present a controlled myopic defocus to the retina both when viewing in the distance and also when viewing at near, without the lens in place on the cornea.

05/07/15
20150124073 

Illumination optical system and microscope


The illumination optical system is configured to illuminate a sample placed on an object plane with light. The illumination optical system includes multiple light source areas which are mutually coherent and arranged separately from one another in a pupil plane of the illumination optical system.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/30/15
20150116717 

Scanning in angle-resolved reflectometry and algorithmically eliminating diffraction from optical metrology


Angle-resolved reflectometers and reflectometry methods are provided, which comprise a coherent light source, an optical system arranged to scan a test pattern using a spot of coherent light from the light source to yield realizations of the light distribution in the collected pupil, wherein the spot covers a part of the test pattern and the scanning is carried out optically or mechanically according to a scanning pattern, and a processing unit arranged to generate a composite image of the collected pupil distribution by combining the pupil images. Metrology systems and methods are provided, which reduce diffraction errors by estimating, quantitatively, a functional dependency of measurement parameters on aperture sizes and deriving, from identified diffraction components of the functional dependency which relate to the aperture sizes, correction terms for the measurement parameters with respect to the measurement conditions..
Kla-tencor Corporation


04/30/15
20150116712 

Defect detection method and defect detection device and defect observation device provided with same


The disclosed device, which, using an electron microscope or the like, minutely observes defects detected by an optical appearance-inspecting device or an optical defect-inspecting device, can reliably insert a defect to be observed into the field of an electron microscope or the like, and can be a device of a smaller scale. The electron microscope, which observes defects detected by an optical appearance-inspecting device or by an optical defect-inspecting device, has a configuration wherein an optical microscope that re-detects defects is incorporated, and a spatial filter and a distribution polarization element are inserted at the pupil plane when making dark-field observations using this optical microscope.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


04/30/15
20150116704 

Compact multi-channel gas correlation sensor and sensing methodology


A multi-channel gas correlation sensor and sensing method are provided. A spectral partitioning filter at the sensor's aperture or a pupil image thereof partitions a beam of light energy into unique spectral regions.
G&a Technical Software, Inc.


04/30/15
20150116685 

Extreme ultraviolet lithography process to print low pattern density features


The present disclosure provides a method for extreme ultraviolet lithography (euvl) process. The method includes loading a binary phase mask (bpm) to a lithography system, wherein the bpm includes two phase states and defines an integrated circuit (ic) pattern thereon; setting an illuminator of the lithography system in an illumination mode according to the ic pattern; configuring a pupil filter in the lithography system according to the illumination mode; and performing a lithography exposure process to a target with the bpm and the pupil filter by the lithography system in the illumination mode..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.


04/30/15
20150116665 

Apparatus and determining physiologic perturbations of a patient


The present disclosure is related to a method and apparatus for determining a physiologic perturbation of a patient including acquiring a video sequence, including a plurality of video frames, of an eye of a patient, selecting at least one parameter of a plurality of parameters including a baseline pupil size, a maximum change in size of a pupil, an average velocity of constriction of the pupil, a maximum velocity of constriction of the pupil, latency of constriction of the pupil, and a velocity of re-dilation of the pupil, determining, using processing circuitry and based on the plurality of video frames, the selected at least one parameter of the plurality of parameters, and determining the physiologic perturbation of the patient based on the determined at least one parameter, where the least one parameter of the plurality of parameters is selected based on which physiologic perturbation of the patient is to be determined.. .
Children's National Medical Center


04/30/15
20150116560 

Camera and controlling operation of same


An image of a subject formed optically by a objective lens (concave lens) and an eyepiece lens can be seen by a pupil. A light shielding plate is provided in front of part of the objective lens and a shielded region is formed by the light shielding plate.
Fujifilm Corporation


04/30/15
20150116199 

Head mounted display and imaging method thereof


A head mounted display (hmd) and an imaging method thereof are provided. The hmd comprises a beam splitter, a pico projector, an application processor, an eye image sensor, an adjustment apparatus, an application specific integrated circuit (asic), and an eyeglass frame.
Quanta Computer Inc.


04/23/15
20150109679 

Head mounted display


A display that includes a frame to be worn on a head of an observer, two image creation devices, two light guides to guide light beams output from the image creation devices and to output the light beams toward pupils of the observer, and an optical plate attached to a center part of the frame and attached to a periphery part of the light guides via an adhesive. The center part of the frame is thicker than an outside part of the frame..
Sony Corporation


04/23/15
20150109576 

Device for measuring interpupillary distance in a head-mounted display unit


In certain embodiments, a head-mounted display may include one or more displays for displaying images. A left and right movable disk may be placed respectively between the left and right eyes of a user and the one or more displays.
Valve Corporation


04/23/15
20150109522 

Imaging apparatus and its control method and program


The imaging apparatus has: a first exposure mode in which an exposure condition is determined based on pixel data generated by photoelectrically converting, by a plurality of pixels, light rays entering through a pupil division unit, a state of vignetting of the photographing optical system is determined based on information about a construction of a photographing optical system, and an exposure condition is determined based on the pixel data selected from the pixel data generated in accordance with the vignetting state; and a second exposure mode in which an exposure condition is determined based on data obtained by adding the generated pixel data with respect to the exit pupil area of the photographing lens.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


04/16/15
20150103306 

Virtual or augmented reality headsets having adjustable interpupillary distance


A virtual or augmented reality headset is provided having a frame, a pair of virtual or augmented reality eyepieces, and an interpupillary distance adjustment mechanism. The frame includes opposing arm members, a bridge positioned intermediate the opposing arm members, and one or more linear rails.
Magic Leap, Inc.


04/16/15
20150103210 

Image processing device, imaging device, computer readable medium and image processing method


An image processing device includes a generation unit that generates a first display image on the basis of image signals from an imaging element that includes first and second pixel groups at which a subject image is pupil-divided and formed, and a second display image to be used for focus confirmation; a parallax calculation unit that calculates a parallax between pixels of a first image and pixels of a second image; a display unit that displays images; and a display control unit, wherein the generation unit generates the second display image by arranging the first divided image, which is a first image part, and the second divided image, which is the second image excluding regions corresponding to the first divided image, to be shifted by amounts corresponding to the parallax in opposing directions in an intersectional direction intersecting a division direction.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


04/16/15
20150103155 

Electronic eyebox


Methods and apparatus for automatically expanding the eyebox of an optical imaging device by tracking the movement of an operator's eye, and automatically repositioning the exit pupil of the optical imaging device to follow the movement of the eye.. .
Raytheon Canada Limited


04/09/15
20150098697 

System and mode division multiplexing


A system and method are provided for coupling a plurality of optical signals, such as data signals, between a corresponding plurality of single mode optical fibers (smfs) and a multi-mode optical fiber (mmf), by optically coupling the optical signals of the smfs with respective spaced-apart regions at a facet of the mmf, such that at least some of the regions partially overlap with a plurality of different spatial modes supported by the mmf. The optical coupling is performed by utilizing imaging and beam shaping optics configured to couple each of the smf optical signals and the respective region at the mmf's optical pupil by carrying out the following: (i) imaging the smf optical signal propagating in between the associated smf and the respective region of the mmf to focus the optical signal emanating from the smf onto the respective region or vice versa; and (ii) shaping the optical signal being focused to convert a lateral field distribution thereof, between a first predetermined field distribution corresponding to the smf's spatial mode and a second predetermined field distribution at the respective region..
Yissum Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem Ltd.


04/09/15
20150098059 

Portable pupil detection device with multiband stimulating light and infrared illumination


The present invention discloses a portable pupil detection device with multiband stimulating light and infrared illumination, which comprises at least one pupil detection module for detecting the variation of the pupil of the testee. Each pupil detection module includes an illuminating light source emitting invisible light beams; a stimulating light source emitting visible light beams; at least one beamsplitter corresponding to the illuminating light source, the stimulating light source and an eye of the testee, cooperating with the illuminating light source and the eye to form a first optical path, and cooperating with the stimulating light source and the eye to form a second optical path; a lens corresponding to the beamsplitter and receiving the invisible light beams sent out by the beamsplitter to form an image of the eye; and an imaging element receiving the image of the eye from the lens..
National Chiao Tung University


04/09/15
20150097925 

Apparatus and displaying hologram based on pupil tracking using hybrid camera


Provided are an apparatus and a method for displaying a hologram based on pupil tracking using a hybrid camera, wherein a hologram display apparatus includes a pupil tracker to track a location of a pupil of a user using a depth image and a color image generated by capturing an image of the user, a viewing window controller to control a viewing window of a hologram based on the tracked location of the pupil of the user, and a hologram generator to generate a hologram based on the controlled viewing window.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


04/02/15
20150094993 

Design freeform imaging lens


A design method of freeform imaging lens with a wide linear field-of-view (fov) is provided. A initial freeform imaging lens is developed, and the initial freeform imaging lens includes a first lens surface and an entrance pupil spaced from each other, wherein the fov of the system 2ω (±ω) is divided into 2k+1 sampling fields with equal interval Δω between each two adjacent sampling fields.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


04/02/15
20150092173 

Illumination optical system, exposure apparatus and device manufacturing method


The illumination optical system for illuminating an illumination target surface with light from a light source is provided with a polarization converting member which converts a polarization state of incident light to form a pupil intensity distribution in a predetermined polarization state on an illumination pupil of the illumination optical system; and a phase modulating member which is arranged in the optical path on the illumination target surface side with respect to the polarization converting member and which transmits light from the pupil intensity distribution so as to convert linearly polarized light thereof polarized in a first direction, into required elliptically polarized light and maintain a polarization state of linearly polarized light polarized in a second direction (x-direction or y-direction) obliquely intersecting with the first direction, in order to reduce influence of retardation caused by a subsequent optical system between the polarization converting member and the illumination target surface.. .
Nikon Corporation


04/02/15
20150092157 

Progressive addition lens for a wearer


A progressive addition lens for a wearer, the optical lens having an addition lower by at least 0.5 diopter to the prescribed addition value of the wearer, wherein for a pupil diameter of 4 mm the modulation transfer function is greater or equal to 0.1 when measured for a spatial frequency comprised between 0 and 20 cycles per degree. .
Essilor International (compagine Generale D'optique)


03/26/15
20150088099 

Eye drop assist apparatus


An eye drop assist apparatus and method for sequentially administering an ocular medication into a patient's eyes. A bottle or vial containing liquid eye drops is supported in a holder.

03/26/15
20150085296 

Photoacoustic microscope


Provided is a photoacoustic microscope, including: an objective lens configured to collect excitation light into a specimen, the excitation light in a wavelength range that is absorbed by an object to be observed; a detection light optical system configured to (i) form an image of a point light source of detection light in a middle portion of a pupil of the objective lens, the detection light having a wavelength that is different from the wavelength range of the excitation light, and (ii) emit the detection light onto the specimen by means of the objective lens; an optical scanning unit configured to deflect the excitation light and the detection light that enter the objective lens, for scanning the specimen; and a light detection unit configured to detect reflected light of the detection light that is reflected by the specimen.. .
Olympus Corporation


03/26/15
20150085291 

Compact self-contained holographic and interferometric apparatus


A compact, self-contained holographic and interferometric apparatus and methods for eliminating vibration, including methods for eliminating relative displacement and vibration errors present in object and reference beam paths, are disclosed. The self-contained apparatus (600) includes an illuminated object (302) that scatters light and an objective lens (304) to form an object beam (350).
Asml Holding N.v.


03/26/15
20150084146 

Backside illumination image sensor and image-capturing device


A backside illumination image sensor that includes a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a read circuit formed on a front surface side of the semiconductor substrate, and captures an image by outputting, via the read circuit, electrical signals generated as incident light having reached a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate is received at the photoelectric conversion elements includes: a light shielding film formed on a side where incident light enters the photoelectric conversion elements, with an opening formed therein in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element; and an on-chip lens formed at a position set apart from the light shielding film by a predetermined distance in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element. The light shielding film and an exit pupil plane of the image forming optical system achieve a conjugate relation to each other with regard to the on-chip lens..
Nikon Corporation


03/26/15
20150082680 

Image deflector for gun sights


Optical apparatus in which a beam deflector is used to reposition the sight beam from a reflex sight. In one example, an optical apparatus includes a reflex sight configured to produce a collimated reflex sight beam directed along an optical axis, and a beam deflector coupled to an output of the reflex sight and configured to deflect the reflex sight beam by a selected angle of deflection relative to the optical axis to reposition an eyebox of the reflex sight off-axis with respect to the optical axis and remote from the reflex sight.
Raytheon Canada Limited


03/19/15
20150081015 

Intraocular lens


An intraocular lens to be fixed in an eyeball has an optical pupil to provide a pinhole effect at the front center of the lens. The optical pupil is constituted by a limitative pattern that is partly formed in the front peripheral center of the lens to limit part of an optical path..

03/19/15
20150077842 

High-resolution scanning microscopy


A microscope and method for high resolution scanning microscopy of a sample, having: an illumination device for the purpose of illuminating the sample, an imaging device for the purpose of scanning at least one point or linear spot across the sample and of imaging the point or linear spot into a diffraction-limited, static single image below a reproduction scale in a detection plane. A detector device for detecting the single image in the detection plane for various scan positions is also provided.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh


03/19/15
20150077589 

Imaging apparatus, photographic lens unit, and imaging unit


An imaging apparatus includes a photographic optical system, an image sensor, and an image processing unit. The system includes an aberration control element for generating a predetermined aberration.
Kyocera Corporation


03/19/15
20150077329 

Eye tracking-based user interface method and apparatus


A method includes matching a pupil center position obtained from image information taken by a camera and a center position of an ui on a display panel of a terminal, and recognizing the match as a touch on the ui when the match between the pupil center position and the center position of the ui is kept for a predetermined time or more.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


03/19/15
20150077313 

Retro-reflectivity array for enabling pupil tracking


An optical array system for performing pupil tracking using retro-reflectivity includes: an led array including at least one on-axis led and at least one off-axis led, for illuminating pupils of a user within an active region; a high-speed camera with a gaming motion sensor, for capturing images of the pupils illuminated by the led array; and a processor, coupled to the high-speed camera, for receiving the captured images and performing processing algorithms on them to isolate pupil information and thereby determine pupil presence and location within the active region.. .
Avago Technologies General Ip (singapore) Pte Ltd.




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