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1. (WO2017041010) SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS WITH EYEGLASS LENSES

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/041010    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050225
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G02B 3/00
G02B 13/06
G02B 1/04
Applicants: THALMIC LABS INC.
Inventors: HOLLAND, Lloyd, Frederick
BAILEY, Matthew
Title: SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING HOLOGRAPHIC OPTICAL ELEMENTS WITH EYEGLASS LENSES
Abstract:
Systems, articles, and methods that integrate photopolymer film with eyeglass lenses are described. One or more hologram(s) may be recorded into/onto the photopolymer film to enable the lens to be used as a transparent holographic combiner in a wearable heads-up display employing an image source, such as a microdisplay or a scanning laser projector. The methods of integrating photopolymer film with eyeglass lenses include: positioning photopolymer film in a lens mold and casting the lens around the photopolymer film; sandwiching photopolymer film in between two portions of a lens; applying photopolymer film to a concave surface of a lens; and/or affixing a planar carrier (with photopolymer film thereon) to two points across a length of a concave surface of a lens. Respective lenses manufactured/adapted by each of these processes are also described.