Patents Examined by Alicia M. Harrington
  • Patent number: 11106003
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a first lens holder configured to hold a lens and movable along an optical axis in the lens, a cylindrical member configured to hold the first lens holder on an internal circumference surface, first and second rolling members provided to the first lens holder, and rotatably disposed at different positions in an optical axis direction of the lens, a third rolling member rotatably provided to the first lens holder, and an urging member configured to urge the third rolling member against an internal surface of the cylindrical member to an outside in a radial direction of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11099306
    Abstract: A Fresnel lens with Fresnel prisms having a first facet, called the main facet, and a second facet, called the draft facet, the draft facet making a draft angle to the optical axis, the draft angle being variable along at least one Fresnel prism, so that the draft angle is higher on one side of the lens than on the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Antoine De Lamberterie, Samira Mbata, Nicolas Lefaudeux, Thomas Canonne, Van-Thai Hoang, Vincent Dubois, Francois-Xavier Amiel
  • Patent number: 11099349
    Abstract: An optical driving mechanism is provided, configured to force an optical element, including a base, a movable portion, and a driving portion. The movable portion is disposed and connected to the base. The movable portion includes a holder configured to sustain the optical element, a magnetic element, and a fixing member. The magnetic element and the fixing member are affixed to the holder, wherein the fixing member has a permeable material. The driving portion is configured to force the movable portion to move relative to the base, wherein the driving portion includes a piezoelectric element and a support member connecting thereto. The piezoelectric element and the support member are disposed on the base and connected to the movable portion. The fixing member makes contact with the support member via a magnetic attraction force between the magnetic element and the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Ichitai Moto, Chih-Wei Weng, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Patent number: 11069139
    Abstract: A method of operating an optical device is provided. The method includes selecting at least one of a first mode for recognizing virtual reality (VR) content, a second mode for recognizing augmented reality (AR) content, and a third mode for recognizing mixed reality (MR) content, and based on a result of the selecting, performing at least one of the first mode by controlling a display to allow a user to recognize the VR content via a lens, the second mode by controlling the display to allow the user to recognize the AR content via the lens and a first mirror, and the third mode for controlling the display and a camera to allow the user to recognize the MR content via the lens, the first mirror, and a second mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleksandr Shchur, Oleksandr Radomskyi, Yevgen Yakishyn, Gennadiy Kis
  • Patent number: 11067801
    Abstract: A head-mounted display device includes a display including a substrate and a plurality of display elements disposed on the substrate, a first polarizing layer disposed on the display, a reflective layer disposed on the first polarizing layer, a light-separating layer disposed on the reflective layer, a lens disposed on the light-separating layer, and a second polarizing layer disposed on the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wal Jun Kim, Jin Yeong Kim, Ki Wan Ahn, Joo Sun Yoon, Yong Jae Jang
  • Patent number: 11061203
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from object side, a negative first unit, a positive second unit, a negative third unit, and a positive fourth unit, wherein, for zooming to telephoto end, the second unit moves toward object side, the third unit moves and an interval between each pair of adjacent units is changed, wherein, at telephoto end as compared to wide angle end, the interval between the first and second units is smaller, the interval between the second and third units is larger, the interval between the third and fourth units is larger, and the fourth unit is positioned closer to image side, wherein the third unit consists of a single optical element, wherein the fourth unit includes plural lenses arranged at intervals, and wherein focal lengths of the third and fourth units and the interval between the third and fourth units at telephoto end are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Abe, Shinji Yamasaki, Masakazu Kodaira
  • Patent number: 11064147
    Abstract: A solid-state image pickup device includes: comparators; counters; and a control portion for carrying out control in such a way that in a phase of an addition mode, the two comparators and the two counters corresponding to the two pixel columns, respectively, are set as a unit, 1 is added to a second digit of one counter of the two counters when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a first logic, 1 is added to a first digit of the one counter when one of the comparison results from the two comparators has the first logic, and 1 is added to none of the first digit and the second digit of the one counter when both the comparison results from the two comparators has a second logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwasa, Satoshi Ogata
  • Patent number: 11054614
    Abstract: A compact high-resolution imaging lens which provides a wide field of view of 80 degrees or more and corrects various aberrations properly. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in the following order from an object side to an image side: a first positive (refractive power) lens having a convex object-side surface; a second negative lens having a concave image-side surface; a third positive lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a convex object-side surface; a fourth positive lens having a convex image-side surface; a fifth lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a concave image-side surface; and a sixth negative lens having a concave image-side surface. The image-side surface of the sixth lens has an aspheric shape with a pole-change point in a position off an optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yukio Sekine
  • Patent number: 11029502
    Abstract: An optical imaging assembly configured to obtain an image of an object. The assembly includes a light-transmissive sleeve arranged on an optical axis and configured to enclose the object. Four refractive elements are arranged in series on the optical axis and each have an input surface and an output surface. An aperture stop is disposed on the optical axis between the third and fourth refractive elements. The input surface of the third refractive element, the output surface of the third refractive element, the input surface of the fourth refractive element, the output surface of the fourth refractive element, of a combination of the foregoing have radial symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventor: James F. Munro
  • Patent number: 11016269
    Abstract: A photographing lens and a photographing apparatus including the same. The photographing lens includes a first lens having a positive refractive power or a negative refractive power and being meniscus shaped; a second lens having a positive refractive power; a third lens having a negative refractive power; a fourth lens having a positive refractive power and having a surface convex toward the image side; and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power, having a surface concave from the image side, and including at least one aspheric surface, wherein the first through fifth lenses are sequentially arranged from the object side toward the image side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liefeng Zhao, Sung-Wook Choi
  • Patent number: 10996419
    Abstract: A novel optical component mount is disclosed, which includes at least one first mount body with at least one adjustment member traversing through at least one adjustment member passage formed in the first mount body. At least one second mount body is configured with at least one component aperture formed therein and at least one insert receiver formed therein. The insert receiver is configured to receive at least one thermal compensating positioning insert positioned in the insert receiver. The coefficient of thermal expansion of the thermal compensating positioning insert is configured to be equal to the coefficient of thermal expansion of the adjustment member. At least one engaging body is positioned in the thermal compensating insert and engages the adjustment member. The engaging body is configured having a coefficient of thermal expansion less than the coefficient of thermal expansion of the thermal compensating positioning insert and the coefficient of thermal expansion of the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEWPORT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Huang, James Fisher
  • Patent number: 10983312
    Abstract: An optical system for panoramic stereoscopic imaging can include an outer reflector and an inner reflector, which can both be configured to reflect light to a camera. The outer reflector can include striations or other reflection elements to turn the light that is reflected to the camera such that first and second light rays that are parallel and offset from each other (e.g., suitable for stereoscopic 3D viewing) can be reflected by the respective outer and inner reflectors to the camera. The outer reflector can be partially reflective and partially transmissive so that some light can pass through the outer reflector to be reflected by the inner reflector to the camera. The camera can capture a single image having a first portion that corresponds to a view generated by the inner reflector, and a second portion that corresponds to a stereoscopically offset view generated by the outer reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ARKIVE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Harry Rose, Jonathan Emanuel Rose, Brian Zeyar Kobler
  • Patent number: 10983313
    Abstract: An anamorphic lens, which includes a cylindrical lens and a spherical lens arranged in sequence from the object side to the image side. The first lens, the second lens, and the third lens are arranged in sequence from the object side to the image side, the first lens and the second lens are cylindrical lenses with negative refractive power, and the third lens has positive refractive power Cylindrical lens. Using the optical characteristics of the cylindrical lens, the incoming horizontal light is “compressed”, while the light entering the vertical field of view remains unchanged. After the comprehensive aberration correction of the light, the horizontal field of view angle is increased by 33%. Achieve 1.33× anamorphic shooting. At the same time, because the lens of this solution is smaller in size, lighter in weight, and relatively low in cost, it can better meet the needs of most ordinary users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN AZU OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Li, Wei Wu, Yu Mai
  • Patent number: 10983306
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens including a concave object side surface, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens sequentially disposed from an object side toward an image side. The optical imaging system satisfies 0.7<TL/f<1.0 and F No.<2.1, where TL is a distance from an object side of the first lens to an imaging plane, f is a total focal length of the optical imaging system, and F No. is the F No. of the optical imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hwa Jung, Yong Joo Jo, Young Suk Kang
  • Patent number: 10983298
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lens driving apparatus. The lens driving apparatus includes a base, a yoke coupled to the base, having an upper surface formed with a hole, a closed side surface, and an opened bottom surface, a bobbin movably installed in an inner portion of the yoke, a lens module coupled to the bobbin to go in and out the hole according to movement of the bobbin, a magnet fixed to an inner portion of the yoke, a coil fixed to an outer portion of the bobbin while facing the magnets, and springs coupled to the bobbin to provide restoration force to the bobbin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10983300
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lens driving apparatus. The lens driving apparatus includes a base, a barrel, two elastic members sandwiched between the barrel and the base, and a conductive wire connecting the two elastic members to form a current loop with the two elastic members. The base includes a pedestal and a conductive terminal embedded in the pedestal and electrically connected to outside. The two elastic members are electrically connected with the conductive terminal for driving the barrel to reciprocate in a direction of an optical axis. At least one of the two elastic members is made of memory alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingke Zhu, Kaiyan Gao
  • Patent number: 10976525
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a negative refractive power, a fourth lens having a negative refractive power, and a fifth lens having a positive refractive power. The first to fifth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side to an imaging plane. One or more lenses among the first to fifth lenses are formed using a glass material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Hui Ko
  • Patent number: 10962771
    Abstract: A lens system (100,200,300,400,500) that employs one or more liquids (130,230,340,350) to participate in correcting chromatic aberration. The liquids (130,230,340,350) are natural or having manually adjusted physical properties. The liquids (130,230,340,350) are filled in a chamber (430,540,550) formed by a frame and a lid (150,250,370,450,570) on a top surface of the frame, and a base (140,240,360,440,560) on a bottom surface of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Man Kit Louis Wai
  • Patent number: 10962743
    Abstract: A compact imaging lens which addresses low-profile and low F value, and corrects aberrations. An imaging lens includes a first lens having positive refractive power and a convex surface on an object side near an optical axis, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, a seventh lens and a eighth lens having a concave surface on an image side near the optical axis as double-sided aspheric lens, wherein the second to seventh lenses each have at least one aspheric surface, and the eighth lens has pole points off an optical axis on the aspheric image-side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10938290
    Abstract: An actuator with a multipolar magnet structure includes a carrier configured so that a lens is loaded thereon, the carrier being configured to linearly move along an optical axis direction, a housing configured to accommodate the carrier, a coil unit provided in the housing and having an n number of coils arranged along the optical axis direction, where n is a natural number of 2 or above, and a magnet mounted to the carrier to face the coil unit, the magnet having an n+1 number of magnetic poles facing the coil unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: JAHWA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Je Seung Yeon, Jung Min Son, Hyo Jo Jeong, Min Gyu Suh, Myung Gyun Son