Patents Examined by Amy R Hsu
  • Patent number: 11985401
    Abstract: A camera module having a first housing including an image sensor converting an optical signal into an electrical signal, and a second housing including an imaging optical system focusing the optical signal on the image sensor and a first optical path conversion member disposed on an object-side surface of the imaging optical system and converting an optical path, and carried into or carried out of the first housing in a state of being coupled to the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hae Seung Hyun
  • Patent number: 11985397
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 11985402
    Abstract: In an optical unit with a shake correction function, a first inner-side wall surface disposed on an inner side of a first band-shaped portion of a circuit board in a Y-direction and a second inner-side wall surface disposed on an inner side of a second band-shaped portion of the circuit board in an X-direction are defined in an intermediate-member holder, and a first outer-side wall surface disposed on an outer side of the first band-shaped portion in the Y-direction and a second outer-side wall surface disposed on an outer side of the second band-shaped portion in the X-direction are defined on an outer-peripheral side covering portion. An interval between the first inner-side wall surface and the first outer-side wall surface is smaller than an interval between the second inner-side wall surface and the second outer-side wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Takeshi Sue
  • Patent number: 11968439
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention comprises: a housing; at least one camera disposed inside the housing; at least one door unit disposed between the housing and a lens of the at least one camera and a driving unit configured to slide the door unit such that the lens of the at least one camera can open/close, wherein the driving unit can comprise a linear actuator moving linearly according to an application of voltage. Other embodiments in addition to the various embodiments of the present invention are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunje Cho, Kichul Namgung, Yoobong Chun, Sunggeun Joo
  • Patent number: 11954401
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for selecting an audio output device and a display apparatus. The method includes: in response to a power cutoff command, saving a first device list and performing a first set of operations associated with the power cutoff command; while the display apparatus is in a power off state, receiving a power on command; in response to the power on command, performing a second set of operations associated with a power on process; in response to a first audio output device having connected with the display apparatus, determining whether a first identifier of the first audio output device is same as the identifier of the current sound output device; and in response to the first identifier of the first audio output device being same as the identifier of the current sound output device, taking the first audio output device as the current sound output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: HISENSE VISUAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xianqi Li
  • Patent number: 11956544
    Abstract: A camera includes a camera actuator having autofocus (AF) voice coil motor (VCM) with a lens carrier mounting attachment moveably mounted to a base, magnets mounted to the base, and an AF coil fixedly mounted to the lens carrier mounting attachment for producing forces for moving a lens carrier in a direction of an optical axis of a lens of the lens carrier. The magnets may include a pair of first magnets laterally spaced along a first side of the camera and a pair of second magnets laterally spaced along a second side of the camera opposite the first side. The optical image stabilization (OIS) VCM includes an image sensor carrier moveably mounted to the base, and OIS coils moveably mounted to the image sensor carrier within the magnetic fields of the magnets, for producing forces for moving the image sensor carrier in directions orthogonal to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seyed Mohammad Javid Mahmoudzadeh, Aurelien R Hubert, Phillip R Sommer
  • Patent number: 11936963
    Abstract: An imaging device according to this disclosure includes: a visible light camera that captures an image of a face of a person to be authenticated; a plurality of infrared light cameras that is provided on a housing with the visible light camera and captures an image of an iris of the person to be authenticated; and an optical filter that is provided on the housing so as to cover a light receiving surface of each of the plurality of infrared light cameras and not to cover a light receiving surface of the visible light camera, and has a pass band in an infrared region and a blocking band in a visible region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuka Ogino, Keiichi Chono
  • Patent number: 11935375
    Abstract: This patent for the utility model of constructive provisions introduced in a remote monitoring and security system built in accordance with patents PI0903795-0 and BR102013011905 9 of the same inventor, applied in the area of public or private security and with the purpose of being an electronic policing station for monitoring and remote security of delimited areas, with chassis (1), internal structure (2) and monitoring set (3) that presents functional and constructive improvements in the conception of a miniaturized set with advantages of greater ease of use. deployment because it is not self-supporting, allowing its attachment to existing structures, such as poles and walls, low manufacturing cost, low maintenance cost, use of several units with the same investment, increasing safety by the greater concentration of posts and maintaining the same level of perception of safety and improved monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: HELPER TECNOLOGIA
    Inventor: Rogério Alberto Dos Reis
  • Patent number: 11930282
    Abstract: Provided is a control device that includes a calculation unit that calculates, on a basis of a result of capturing a subject image passed through a focus lens by using an imaging element including a plurality of phase difference detection regions, a focus position of each of the phase difference detection regions and a determination unit that determines a position of the focus lens on a basis of an average value of the focus positions of the phase difference detection regions calculated by the calculation unit and falling within a predetermined range from the focus position on an infinity side or macro side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Ohtsubo, Takeshi Akabane
  • Patent number: 11928848
    Abstract: Higher-speed image recognition processing can be implemented. A light receiving device according to an embodiment includes: a plurality of first filters (130) each transmitting an edge component in a predetermined direction in an incident image; a plurality of second filters (150) each transmitting light of a predetermined wavelength band in incident light; and a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements (PD) each photoelectrically converting light transmitted through one of the plurality of convolution filters and one of the plurality of color filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seigo Hanada
  • Patent number: 11930280
    Abstract: A processor of an imaging support device is configured to acquire data related to a shake correction amount of a shake correction mechanism and a focal length of an imaging apparatus in a state where the shake correction mechanism of the imaging apparatus is operating, and adjust an irradiation range of light from an irradiation apparatus for a target subject based on the acquired data related to the shake correction amount and the acquired data related to the focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fujikawa, Shinichiro Fujiki, Junichi Tanaka, Atsushi Kawanago
  • Patent number: 11917296
    Abstract: A circuit board is mounted on a camera module with a shake correction function. The circuit board includes a first reference portion extending from a first side in a first direction to a second side in the first direction, a first coupled portion extending from the second side in the first direction to the first side in the first direction, a first direction first bent portion connected to each of an end portion on the second side in the first direction of the first reference portion and an end portion on the second side in the first direction of the first coupled portion, and a second direction extending first portion extending in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction from the first coupled portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sazai, Shinri Ono, Keisuke Oshima
  • Patent number: 11915395
    Abstract: A holographic display system provides a maximum intensity value of an intermediate image to decrease a graphics speckle noise. The system includes an SLM having a display with a hologram generating unit and a plurality of pixels for modulating a beam of coherent light. The system further includes a beam splitter for splitting the beam into an object beam and an intermediate image beam that is associated with an intermediate image having the noise. The system further includes a camera for capturing the intermediate image, in response to the camera receiving the intermediate image beam. The system further includes a computer having a processor and a CRM. The processor is programmed to generate an actuation signal associated with a corrective holographic phase shift to decrease the noise. The SLM modifies in real-time a holographic phase of the beam per pixel, in response to the SLM receiving the actuation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Manoj Sharma, Kai-Han Chang, Thomas A. Seder
  • Patent number: 11917318
    Abstract: An imaging device with low power consumption is provided. A pixel includes a first circuit and a second circuit. The first circuit can generate imaging data and retain difference data that is a difference between the imaging data and data obtained in an initial frame. The second circuit includes a circuit that compares the difference data and a voltage range set arbitrarily. The second circuit supplies a reading signal based on the comparison result. With the use of the structure, reading from the pixel is not performed when it is determined that the difference data is within the set voltage range and reading from the pixel can be performed when it is determined that the difference data is outside the voltage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichi Yoneda, Hiroki Inoue
  • Patent number: 11910104
    Abstract: A method for imaging of an object includes, for each of a plurality of surface-regions of the object, determining a corresponding image-sensor pixel group of a camera illuminated by light propagating from the surface-region via a lens of the camera. The method also includes, after the step of determining and for each surface-region: (i) changing a distance between the object and the lens such that the surface region intersects an in-focus object-plane of the camera and the lens forms an in-focus surface-region image on the corresponding image-sensor pixel group; (ii) capturing, with the corresponding image-sensor pixel group, the in-focus surface-region image of the surface-region; and (iii) combining the in-focus surface-region images, obtained by performing said capturing for each surface-region, to yield an all-in-focus image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, A BODY CORPORATE
    Inventors: John Koshel, Emma Landsiedel
  • Patent number: 11899267
    Abstract: A camera module includes a filter, a supporting base, a metal sheet, and a fixing member. The supporting base includes a first through hole, a first surface, and a second surface. A receiving groove is recessed from the second surface toward the first surface, an inner wall defining the receiving groove includes a bottom surface. The first through hole penetrates the first surface and the bottom surface. The metal sheet is received in the receiving groove and includes a second through hole. A central axis of the second through hole is collinear with a central axis of the first through hole. The metal sheet further includes a supporting platform exposed from the first through hole, the filter is mounted on the supporting platform and received in the first through hole. The fixing member is arranged on the supporting base to fix the metal sheet to the supporting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO.LTD.
    Inventors: Jian-Chao Song, Jing-Wei Li, Sheng-Jie Ding, Shin-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 11902663
    Abstract: An electronic device is configured to send positional information to an external device configured to set the positional information to data, the electronic device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire positional information; and a sender unit configured to send information to the external device, wherein the sender unit is configured to send the external device a command not to set positional information received from the electronic device in a case where a mode not allowing the external device to set positional information to data is chosen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naotaka Yamashita, Yuka Ono
  • Patent number: 11902647
    Abstract: A camera module is provided. The camera module includes a housing; a first frame, provided in the housing; and a second frame, provided on the first frame and including a lens module, wherein the lens module is configured to rotate together with the second frame about a first axis and a second axis, intersecting an optical axis, and , wherein the first frame and the second frame are configured to be supported on a surface that is parallel to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Sung Seo, Young Bok Yoon, Nam Ki Park
  • Patent number: 11881491
    Abstract: Provided is a camera module and a photosensitive component thereof and a manufacturing method thereof, said photosensitive component comprising: a circuit board, a photosensitive element, and a molding base; the molding base is integrally formed on the circuit board and photosensitive element to form a light window; a first end side corresponding to the molding base adjacent to the flexible region has a first side surface facing the light window; said first side surface comprises a first partial surface arranged adjacent to the photosensitive element and a second partial surface connected to said first portion surface; a first angle between said first partial surface and the optical axis of the camera module is greater than a second angle between the second partial surface and the optical axis; a second end side opposite to and away from the flexible region of the molding base has a second side surface facing the light window; said second side surface comprises a third partial surface arranged adjacent to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Tanaka, Bojie Zhao, Zhewen Mei, Nan Guo
  • Patent number: 11877728
    Abstract: An imaging module includes an electric cable including a plurality of wirings, an imager having an imaging surface intersecting an axial direction of a distal end of the electric cable, and a flexible wiring board configured to electrically connect the imager and the electric cable. The wiring board includes a plurality of extending portions that extend from at least three portions of a connection portion connected with the imager. At least one wiring pad to which at least one of the plurality of wirings of the electric cable is connected is provided in each of the plurality of extending portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takahiro Furuya, Takatoshi Kamei, Tsutomu Inaba, Bin Qi, Kei Tashiro, Yoshihiro Egashira