Patents Examined by Abdelaaziz Tissire
  • Patent number: 11558587
    Abstract: A camera module according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises a lens module including at least one lens, and an image sensor module coupled to the lens module, wherein the image sensor module comprises a micro lens, at least one photodiode, and a filter array, the filter array includes a first filter capable of transmitting light of a first designated band and a second filter capable of transmitting light of a second designated band corresponding to a color having a complementary color relationship with another color corresponding to the first designated band, and the filter array may be disposed between the micro lens and the at least one photodiode. Various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soongeun Jang, Ildo Kim
  • Patent number: 11552122
    Abstract: An image sensor includes unit pixels of a first pixel group sharing a first floating diffusion region and associated with a single color filter, and unit pixels of a second pixel group sharing a second floating diffusion region and associated with the single color filter. Control logic may generate an image by obtaining capacitance having a first value from the first floating diffusion region at a first time, and obtaining capacitance having a second value different from the first value from the second floating diffusion region at a second time following the first time. The first pixel group and the second pixel s group have different sensitivity levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munhwan Kim, Youngsun Oh
  • Patent number: 11553119
    Abstract: A lens driving device is disclosed that includes two movers, a long quadrangular frame body, at least two coils and an FPC. The movers are arranged side by side and provided with a through hole for accommodating a lens body, respectively. The frame body surrounds an outer periphery of the two movers. The two coils face one mover of the two movers and are fixed to two long sides of the frame body. The FPC includes coil connecting terminals electrically connected to the two coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: NEW SHICOH MOTOR CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xuepeng Fu
  • Patent number: 11528397
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes an holding barrel configured to hold a lens, movable relative to a fixed barrel in an optical axis direction, and configured to form a retracted state having an overall length of the lens apparatus smaller than when the lens apparatus is in an imaging state, an operating member configured to switch between a lock state that locks the holding barrel and an unlock state that unlocks the holding barrel, a state detector configured to detect a state of the holding barrel relative to the fixed barrel in the optical axis direction, a lock detector configured to detect whether the operating member is in the lock state or the unlock state, and an output unit configured to output detection results by the state detector and the lock detector, or information on whether imaging is available according to the detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11526208
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a control unit performs control such that despite a predetermined trigger issued before a duration of a gaze state according to a line-of-sight input relative to a first region, in which the display item is displayed, reaches a first time, neither a first function nor a second function is performed, in response to the predetermined trigger issued in a state where the duration of the gaze state relative to the first region is at least the first time and less than a second time, a part of a display object based on an input position of the line-of-sight input is selected and the first function is performed, and in response to the predetermined trigger issued in a state where the duration is at least the second time, the display item is selected and the second function is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Junji Ito
  • Patent number: 11523070
    Abstract: Color mixing between pixels is prevented in a solid-state imaging element in which a pair of pixels for detecting the phase difference of a pair of light rays are arranged. A pair of photoelectric conversion elements receive a pair of light rays made by pupil-splitting. A floating diffusion layer generates a pair of pixel signals from electric charge transferred from each of the pair of photoelectric conversion elements. A pair of transfer transistors transfer the electric charge from the pair of photoelectric conversion elements to the floating diffusion layer. In a case of detecting the phase difference of the pair of light rays from the pair of pixel signals, the control unit takes control so that back gate voltages that include the back gate potentials of both of the pair of transfer transistors with respect to the potential barrier between the pair of photoelectric conversion elements have values different from values in a case of synthesizing the pair of pixel signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisao Yoshimura, Ryoji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11523060
    Abstract: A display device displays a display object on a display part, controls a display on the display part, detects an indicator contacts the display part, and determines an input operation to the display part based on a detection result in the detecting. The display includes a first region being a detectable region and a second region being a part of the first region and a movable region where the display object moves according to the input operation. When a tap operation is detected, the display object is moved to coordinates of the tap operation being in the second region, and the display object is not moved toward coordinates of the tap operation being outside the second region. When a drag operation is detected, the display object is moved within the second region in accordance with a coordinate change due to the drag operation in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Teppei Okamoto
  • Patent number: 11523041
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a camera module and an electronic device. The camera module comprises a bearing base, an image sensor, a baseplate, a lens bracket, and a lens group. The image sensor is disposed at the bearing base. The baseplate is disposed at the bearing base and is separated from the image sensor. The baseplate is disposed on the periphery of the image sensor. The baseplate is electrically connected with the image sensor. The lens bracket is disposed at the bearing base. The image sensor and a part of the baseplate are disposed in the lens bracket. The lens bracket comprises a photosensitive through hole. The image sensor corresponds to the photosensitive through hole. The lens group is disposed at the lens bracket and corresponds to the image sensor through the photosensitive through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU LUXVISIONS INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: HaiChao Du, JiJi Zhong, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11513324
    Abstract: A camera module includes a circuit board; an image sensor mounted on the circuit board and electrically connected with the circuit boards, the image sensor comprising an array of focal planes; a barrel mounted on the circuit board with a cavity formed between the barrel and the circuit board, the image sensor being received in the cavity; and a lens stack array mounted to the barrel and spaced from the image sensor, the lens stack array comprising a plurality of first lens stacks, second lens stacks, third lens stacks, each of the lens stacks corresponding to one of the focal planes. The first lens stacks, the second lens stacks and the third lens stacks have different field of view and are combined in a single camera module, which enables a compact solution in a form of single camera module that traditionally requires multiple camera modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Eero Sakari Paivansalo, Kawai Takahiro, Kenji Oinuma, Johan Sand
  • Patent number: 11503192
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging device including a sensing array including a plurality of sensing elements, an imaging lens array including a plurality of imaging optical lenses, each of the plurality of imaging optical lenses having a non-circular cross-section perpendicular to an optical axis, and configured to transmit light received from an outside of the imaging device, and a condensing lens array including a plurality of condensing lenses disposed between the imaging lens array and the sensing array, and configured to transmit the light passing through the imaging lens array to the sensing elements, wherein a number of the plurality of imaging optical lenses is less than a number of the plurality of condensing lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyuhwan Choi, Yang Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 11503228
    Abstract: An image processing method, an image processing apparatus, an electronic device and a computer readable storage medium are provided. The image processing method includes the following. A background image and a portrait region image of a current user that a preset parameter of the background image matching the preset parameter of the portrait region image are acquired. The portrait region image and the background image are merged to obtain a merged image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xueyong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11489990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical element including an optical surface, a tapered part located on an outer peripheral side of the optical surface and having a normal line of which a direction heading to an outside of the optical element from an inside thereof, faces an optical axis side, and a side surface part located on an outer peripheral side of the tapered part, in which when a distance in a straight line vertical to an optical axis of from an end point on the optical axis side of the tapered part to the side surface part is denoted by A and a height of the tapered part based on the straight line is defined by B, in a cross section including the optical axis and passing through the tapered part, B/A is larger than 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Miyasaka, Masatoshi Oyama
  • Patent number: 11490060
    Abstract: An imaging unit 23 generates an image signal of a captured image. An optical sensor unit 25 generates a sensor signal that has a wider view angle than that of the imaging unit 23 and is according to a spectral characteristic upon obtaining the captured image. A controller 50 determines reliability of a light-source estimation result based on the image signal generated by the imaging unit 23, using a light-source estimation result based on the sensor signal generated by the optical sensor unit 25. For example, the controller 50 classifies the light-source estimation result based on the image signal into categories of light sources capable of being estimated based on the sensor signal, and compares the category into which the light-source estimation result is classified with the light source estimated based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Osamu Izuta, Takeshi Nishida
  • Patent number: 11490032
    Abstract: Devices and methods for formatting visual content to produce a visual content format that may adapt to and fill the dimensions of a viewer display screen are provided. The visual content is circularized and linked to a horizon line defined by a motion sensor of an associated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Sulaiman Mustapha
  • Patent number: 11489993
    Abstract: A camera assembly includes a time-of-flight module and a circuit board. The circuit board is provided with an avoidance space. The time-of-flight module includes a transmit module and a receive module. The transmit module is configured to emit a detection optical signal. The receive module is configured to receive an induction optical signal formed after the detection optical signal is reflected by a to-be-measured object. The receive module is located in the avoidance space. A connection end of the receive module is fixed to the circuit board. The transmit module is located around the receive module and fixed to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Tang, Na Wang, Guangfeng Li
  • Patent number: 11483504
    Abstract: A method for converting an image format applied to an RGB-IR image sensor includes: (Step 1) acquiring an RGB-IR image in digital form; (Step 2) selecting a pixel of the RGB-IR image as a center pixel and selecting a pixel unit with the center pixel at the center; (Step 3) interpolating the center pixel to obtain missing color components of the center pixel; (Step 4) repeating blocks (S2) and (S3) for interpolating each pixel of the RGB-IR image to obtain the missing color component of each pixel; and (Step 5) outputting an image after the interpolation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO.LTD.
    Inventor: Nai-Cyun Ke
  • Patent number: 11477355
    Abstract: Portable electronic devices having I/O assemblies that can include optical and audio components are described. An exemplary I/O assembly can include a first camera module and a second camera module that can be carried within a camera module housing. A flex connector can carry a strobe that can be positioned between the first camera module and the second camera module. A trim can enclose the first camera, the second camera and the strobe and optically isolates the optical components. An exemplary portable electronic device can include a side wall retainer that defines its perimeter, a front cover glass and a rear cover glass that cooperate to form an enclosure. The I/O assembly can be secured to the enclosure both from inside and outside of the rear cover glass. I/O assembly can also include an audio transducer that can record sound when the camera module are recording videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Jarvis, Michael D. Quinones
  • Patent number: 11470276
    Abstract: A pixel is included, the pixel including a photoelectric conversion portion configured to convert incident light to a charge by photoelectric conversion and accumulate the charge, a charge transfer unit configured to transfer the charge generated in the photoelectric conversion portion, a diffusion layer to which the charge is transferred through the charge transfer unit, the diffusion layer having a predetermined storage capacitance, a conversion unit configured to convert the charge transferred to the diffusion layer to a pixel signal, and connection wiring configured to connect the diffusion layer and the conversion unit. The connection wiring is connected to the diffusion layer and the conversion unit through contact wiring extending in a vertical direction with respect to a semiconductor substrate on which the diffusion layer is formed and is formed closer to the semiconductor substrate than other wiring provided in the pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Yanagita, Masaaki Takizawa, Yuuji Nishimura, Shinichi Arakawa, Yuugo Nakamura, Yohei Chiba
  • Patent number: 11467482
    Abstract: A signal processing device performs a displaying process in a display unit on the basis of a parameter being predetermined in an image capture device provided with an anamorphic lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihiko Akamatsu, Yoshitaka Miyatani
  • Patent number: 11463593
    Abstract: A printer-equipped camera includes an instant film pack loading unit in which an instant film pack including an exposure opening is loaded, a first displaying unit of which a displaying surface is arranged to face an exposure surface of an instant film in the instant film pack through the exposure opening with respect to the instant film pack loaded in the instant film pack loading unit, and that exposes the instant film by displaying an image, a light exit direction restriction member that is included on the displaying surface of the first displaying unit and restricts a light exit direction of light from each pixel of the first displaying unit to a constant range, the light exit direction restriction member being arranged to be spaced from the exposure surface of the instant film, an imaging unit that captures a subject image, and a second displaying unit that displays an image to an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kurase, Tsuneo Sato, Kenji Sugiyama