Structural Technology
IntellectualWare’s innovations improve the structure of electronic eyewear, creating lighter yet more powerful pieces. Though our patented eyewear approaches are elegant and economical, their technical capabilities are not compromised. Examples of our patented technology include:

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Video camera with side memory card connector:  Our eyewear technology provides a camera with storage for recorded media. The storage can be built-in, or it can be a removable flash device that connects at the side of the eyewear. The user can also vocally annotate pictures captured by the camera and link the annotations to the pictures in the storage.

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Eyewear frame with electrical connector:  The eyewear’s electrical connector provides a convenient means to connect devices to the eyewear. The connector can be positioned in different side areas of the eyewear, which in turn increases design options.

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Eyewear with Side Circuit Board:  Our eyewear technology features a front structure and two side structures, one on each side of the front structure. To illustrate, there is a lens holder in the front structure, and a battery with a circuit board in one of the side structures connect to a controller in the eyewear. The eyewear also could include microphones, as well as a camera to capture images. The camera can be at different locations of the eyewear, such as adjacent to the lens holder, close to an edge of the front structure. The eyewear could feature different sensors according to the user’s personal or commercial preferences and/or needs. Visual indicators can implicate operational statuses of the eyewear, and wireless communication circuitries allow the eyewear to wirelessly connect to another electronic device.

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Electronics in bridge and extended endpieces:  Some of our designs place electronics in the endpieces and/or the front piece of the frame, such as the bridge. These components can communicate with other electrical components in the front area of the eyewear or in the endpiece on the opposite side. Such designs allow for adaptation to avoid the hinges—a key component to creating a lasting product and ensuring a lower production cost. 

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Electronics tethered to glasses: In addition to electrical devices connected to the eyewear via connector, our technology includes electronics tethered to the glasses. This can eliminate the bulk of the electronics inside the eyewear. Conveniently, the tethered electronics can be detachable. Tethered electronics reduce the size, weight, and cost of electronics in the eyewear themselves. This solution also creates more design options and minimizes design trade-offs for the frame.

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Multiple PC boards linked together:  Our technology efficiently embeds multiple circuit boards at different locations of our eyewear to power electronic components. The circuit boards can be flexible, and can follow the curvature of the eyewear.

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Leg made of Interchangeable pieces with different electronics:  In this solution, interchangeable pieces of the eyewear work together to perform different operations. For example, a leg with a front section (with certain electronics) can connect via a connector to a rear section (with other electronics) of the leg. Different rear sections can be interchangeable with the front section, so one pair of frames can perform a multitude of different functions.

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IR emitters and sensors: Our electronic eyewear can include IR emitters and sensors at the bridge, as shown, and/or elsewhere. An IR emitter sends out IR while an IR sensor detects reflected radiations. This allows the system to scan the environment or read hand signs from the user while avoiding a bulky or uncomfortable design.

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Touch Sensitive input:  
Our patented touch-sensitive input surface, configured to respond to touch, allows the user to change operational states of the eyewear by contacting the surface. This allows the wearer to perform functions using the eyewear without moving any mechanical part exposed on the outside of the eyewear.

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Temple Arrangement:  
We provide an assortment of temple arrangements with electronics inside for customers to select. Temple arrangements can include temple tips, fit-overs, or covers. The electronics in a temple arrangement a customer selects can connect to the electronics in the corresponding pair of glasses. Temple arrangements with different electronics provide different electrical capabilities. Customers can alter the electrical capabilities of their eyewear by replacing its temple arrangements.

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Bone-Conducting: With this technology, a bone conducting speaker in a side section of the eyewear can provide audio sound to its wearer by relaying sound vibrations, for example, to a bone in the vicinity of her ear. The eyewear further includes a motion detector. This way, the user is free to walk, run, exercise, and liberally move about without compromising the quality of sound received, while simultaneously tracking her motion.

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Electrical components in securing strap: In addition, our solution allows embedding electrical components in a strap attached to the eyewear. The strap can secure the eyewear to the user, while providing more space for electronics. Also, particular electronics embedded in the strap can be positioned appropriately in different areas around the head according to their applications. For example, light sources embedded in a strap toward the back of the user’s head can help cameras external to the eyewear determine which way the user is facing or turning. Thus, the availability of different positions on the strap for electronics can provide advantages for the user.

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