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  • Smart Glasses Go Mainstream - Critical Eyewear Patent Filing From Kopin (Nasdaq:KOPN) 1 comment
    Aug 4, 2014 1:49 PM | about stocks: KOPN

    I usually review granted patents and published patent applications on the USPTO website Tuesday and Thursday respectively to make sure I am up to speed on Kopin's filings. However, I will also check the World Intellectual Property Organization PatentScope site ( from time to time to make sure I don't miss anything. Guess what? I missed a filing from June, which I believe is absolutely key for Kopin and the smartglass/eyewear market overall.

    You can access a downloadable copy of the filing entitled "(WO2014093284) SPECTACLE WITH INVISIBLE OPTICS" here:

    Alternatively, search for the filing on PatentScope using the title above.

    This patent filing is global in scope and covers the Kopin Pupil reference designs shown publicly in February. Most interesting is the level of detail in the filing with respect to how small Kopin's Pupil optics really are and the various adjustment factors at play to ensure a favourable experience by the user. In particular, pay special attention to the drawings which detail adjustments available to ensure user interpupillary distance <IPD> accommodation and overall comfort while remaining indistinguishable from designer eyeglass frames.

    From an ergonomic perspective, this filing provides confirmation of the advances Kopin has made in reference designs which will be palatable to the public at large. I see this IP as very marketable to branded eyewear manufacturers looking to enter the wearable technology market.

    Disclosure: The author is long KOPN.

    Stocks: KOPN
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