Patents Examined by Arnel C. Lavarias
  • Patent number: 10969602
    Abstract: A camera lens suspension assembly includes a support member including a support metal base layer, a moving member including a moving metal base layer, bearings and smart memory alloy wires. The support member includes a bearing plate portion, static wire attach structures, and mount regions. A printed circuit on the support metal base layer includes traces extending to each static wire attach structure. The moving member includes a moving plate portion, elongated flexure arms extending from a periphery of the moving plate portion and including mount regions on ends opposite the moving plate portion, and moving wire attach structures. The bearings are between and engage the bearing plate portion of the support member and the moving plate portion of the moving member. Each of the smart memory alloy wires is attached to and extends one of the static wire attach structures and one of the moving wire attach structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter F. Ladwig, Mark A. Miller, Richard R. Jenneke
  • Patent number: 10962746
    Abstract: Compact folded camera modules having auto-focus (AF) and optical image stabilization (OIS) capabilities and multi-aperture cameras including such modules. In an embodiment, a folded camera module includes an optical path folding element (OPFE) for folding light from a first optical path with a first optical axis to a second optical path with a second optical axis perpendicular to the first optical axis, an image sensor and a lens module carrying a lens with a symmetry axis parallel to the second optical axis. The lens module can be actuated to move in first and second orthogonal directions in a plane perpendicular to the first optical axis, the movement in the first direction being for auto-focus and the movement in the second direction being for OIS. The OPFE can be actuated to tilt for OIS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Ephraim Goldenberg, Gal Shabtay, Gal Avivi, Michael Dror, Gil Bachar, Itay Jerby, Itay Yedid
  • Patent number: 10962690
    Abstract: An optical film, wherein a photoelastic coefficient thereof is 1.5×10?13 (dyn/cm2)?1 or less, an in-plane retardation Re(560) thereof at a wavelength of 560 nm is 1.0 nm or less, an absolute value of a thickness-direction retardation Rth(560) thereof at a wavelength of 560 nm |Rth(560)| is 1.0 nm or less, a change of a ratio Re(560)/d that is a ratio of the in-plane retardation Re(560) at a wavelength of 560 nm relative to a thickness d, the change being a result of storage at a temperature of 60° C. and a humidity of 90% for 4 hours, is 0.5×10?5 or less, and a change of a ratio Rth(560)/d that is a ratio of the thickness-direction retardation Rth(560) at a wavelength of 560 nm relative to the thickness d, the change being a result of storage at a temperature of 60° C. and a humidity of 90% for 4 hours, is 0.5×10?5 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Yasuhide Fujino
  • Patent number: 10962688
    Abstract: A display film includes a transparent cross-linked polyurethane layer. The transparent cross-linked polyurethane layer having a glass transition temperature of 10 degrees Celsius or less and a Tan Delta peak value of 0.5 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: David S. Thompson, Ryan M. Braun, Joseph D. Rule, Catherine A. Leatherdale, Steven D. Solomonson, Peter D. Condo, John J. Stradinger, Michael A. Johnson, Richard J. Pokorny, Derek W. Patzman, Peihui Zhang, Evan L. Breedlove
  • Patent number: 10962760
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a wider FOV for a telescope system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a telescope includes a primary mirror having an orifice, where an optical path originates from an object positioned in front of the primary mirror and reflects off the primary mirror. A secondary mirror is disposed adjacent to the primary mirror, where the optical path reflects off the secondary mirror and passes through the orifice in the primary mirror. The telescope includes a set of extended field corrector optics disposed along the optical path, the extended field corrector optics positioned to reflect light incident from the secondary mirror, where the set of extended field corrector optics includes two corrector mirrors. A tertiary mirror is disposed along the optical path and adjacent to the extended field corrector optics, the tertiary mirror positioned to reflect the light incident from the extended field corrector optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Harvey M. Spencer
  • Patent number: 10962929
    Abstract: A device includes a sensor, a coherent infrared illumination source and optics to direct an infrared reference beam to the sensor. The sensor is positioned to capture an image of an interference signal generated by an interference of the infrared reference beam and a wavelength-shifted exit signal. The wavelength-shifted exit signal propagates through the optics before interfering with the infrared reference beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Open Water Internet Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar Emilio Morales Delgado, Caitlin Regan, Mary Lou Jepsen, Craig Newswanger, Sarmishtha Satpathy
  • Patent number: 10955660
    Abstract: There is provided an optical element, an imaging lens and an imaging device preventing from occurring ghosts and flares caused by unnecessary light reflected on a surface of the edge part or inside the same of the optical element, and reproducing a clear image quality. The optical element 100 includes an effective optical portion 101, 103 and an edge part 102, 104 forming at the circumference of the effective optical portion 101, 103. A light shielding area SSI which changes in quality by laser irradiation is provided from a surface to the inside of the edge part or the inside of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ohtsu, Koji Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10955649
    Abstract: A method for optical microscopy, including using a first laser beam to excite dye particles in a sample region with light having a first wavelength. A second laser beam with a second wavelength based on the emission spectrum of the excited particles is used to de-excite the excited particles. The first and second beams have first and second respective intensity distributions which are spatially different when co-aligned; the second profile has a minimum where the first has a maximum. The region is once concurrently illuminated with the first and second beams, and an emission signal is detected. For each scanning point, the region is illuminated also with a pulse of the second laser beam or continuously prior to or after illuminating the region of the sample concurrently with both lasers. The illumination with only the second laser beam defines a background signal that is subtracted from the emission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Universitaetsklinikum Jena
    Inventor: Michael Boersch
  • Patent number: 10955587
    Abstract: Components of articles that include an optical element that imparts structural color to the component are provided. Methods of making the components including the optical element, and methods of using the components such as to make an article of manufacture are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Bee, Jeremy Gantz, Kim Kovel
  • Patent number: 10955643
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a lens system including four lens elements. the four lens elements are, in order from an outer side to an inner side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element and a fourth lens element. The second lens element has negative refractive power. The fourth lens element has positive refractive power. At least one surface of the four lens elements has at least one inflection point. A projection device and a detecting module of the electronic device including the lens system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Chun-Yen Chen, Shu-Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10948644
    Abstract: An optical film including alternating polymeric layers and having distinct first, second and third reflection bands is described. The first, second and third reflection bands are each visible reflection bands at normal incidence for at least one polarization state. At least two of the first, second and third reflection bands are third order or higher order harmonics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy J. Nevitt, Edward J. Kivel, William B. Black
  • Patent number: 10948876
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided an optical film with a recording surface, the recording surface including: a computation element section in which a phase component of light from each reconstruction point of a reconstructed image is computed, the computation element section corresponding to each reconstruction point one by one; a phase angle recording area in which a phase angle computed based on the phase component is recorded; and a phase angle non-recording area in which the phase angle is not recorded, the phase angle computed based on the phase component being recorded in an overlapping area where the computation element section and the phase angle recording area overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Akihito Kagotani
  • Patent number: 10942301
    Abstract: An optical function panel having a main body comprises a main layer and at least a functional layer combined with main layer, wherein the main layer is thicker than functional layer, and the main layer is composed of a transparent material, the main layer and functional layer are formed by co-extrusion in an extruder, and are formed with regular or irregular salient structures on an upper or/and a lower surface of the main body. The thicknesses of main layer and functional layer and formulae or additives can be adjusted flexibly. The brightness can be increased by the serrated structures on the upper surface of main body while the concealing property is invariant; and the main layer and functional layer are independent of the absolute influence of formulae or additives on the transmittance property of diffuser plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HuiZhou Changed New Materials Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Min Huang
  • Patent number: 10942381
    Abstract: Terbium-based Faraday rotators, optical isolators incorporating the Faraday rotators, and methods for forming the Faraday rotators are described. Formation methods include hydrothermal growth methods for forming monolithic single crystals of TbO(OH) as Faraday rotator materials. TbO(OH) can also be used as a starting material in a hydrothermal growth method to form monolithic single crystals of TbxYb(2-x)O3, in which x is between about 0.05 and about 1 or terbium aluminum garnet TAG for use as a Faraday rotator in an optical isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Clemson University of Research Foundation
    Inventors: Joseph William Kolis, Duminda Sanjeewa, Kyle Fulle
  • Patent number: 10928574
    Abstract: Provided is a polarizing plate having an appropriate reflectance characteristic formed from an inexpensive material by an inexpensive production device. In a polarizing plate having a wire grid structure including: a transparent substrate; and a grid-like projection that is arranged on the transparent substrate at a pitch smaller than a wavelength of light in a used band and extends in a predetermined direction, an absorption layer constituting the grid-like projection contains an impurity semiconductor obtained by adding a minute amount of a specific element to an intrinsic semiconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Dexerials Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shibuya, Shigeshi Sakakibara, Toshiaki Sugawara, Yusuke Matsuno, Akio Takada
  • Patent number: 10921583
    Abstract: An ocular optical system (EL) comprises, in order from an eye point (EP), a first lens group (G1) having a positive refractive power and a second lens group (G2) having a positive refractive power. The second lens group (G2) includes a cemented lens having two optical members cemented together. A cemented surface of the cemented lens is a diffraction optical surface configuring a diffraction grating. A lens surface on one side in a lens constituting the first lens group (G1) is a first Fresnel surface (FSa), and a lens surface on one side in the cemented lens of the second lens group (G2) is a second Fresnel surface (FSb).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Miho Matsumoto, Atsushi Sekine, Hidetsugu Takagi
  • Patent number: 10921609
    Abstract: A diffuser plate capable of achieving excellent appearance quality when an image is projected. A transmissive diffuser plate including a microlens angle modulation distribution group provided on at least one of a light incident surface and a light emitting surface is provided. A microlens angle modulation distribution group includes a plurality of microlenses and an angle modulation part having an angle modulation distribution for angle-modulating a direction of main light emitted from each of the plurality of microlenses. When a ratio ?/P of a wavelength ? [?m] of the main light to an average arrangement period P [?m] of the microlens is denoted by ? [rad], and when the direction of the main light emitted from each of the plurality of microlenses is modulated by a modulation angle ? [rad], a ratio ?/? of the modulation angle ? to ? satisfies 0.1<?/?<10.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Uchida, Masaru Karai, Koji Ishida
  • Patent number: 10914932
    Abstract: It is aimed to prevent excitation light from leaking and being detected by the detector in a fluorescence microscope. A microscope includes an illumination optical system configured to illuminate a specimen with excitation light, a detector configured to detect fluorescence emitted from the specimen, and an observation optical system configured to guide the fluorescence to the detector. The observation optical system includes an optical filter having a variable wavelength characteristic, a light dispersing element configured to disperse, into light beams, light that has passed through the optical filter, and a light block plate configured to block at least some of the light beams resulting from the dispersion by the light dispersing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Shota Tsuchida, Kei Horie
  • Patent number: 10908332
    Abstract: A color film substrate, a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device are provided, and relate to the field of display technology. The method includes providing a basal substrate, a surface of the basal substrate including a plurality of separated color filter regions and a plurality of interval regions, each interval region being located between two adjacent color filter regions, forming a color filter pattern in each color filter region, and forming a transparent filling pattern in each interval region, and performing a blackening process to the filling pattern so that the filling pattern is converted into an opaque pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Haiyun Lin, Qinghui Zhao, Dongzhao Li, Nannan Du, Tingze Dong, Jingpeng Li
  • Patent number: 10908088
    Abstract: A scanning element routes a sheet or beam of excitation light through a first set of optical components and into a sample at an oblique angle. The position of the excitation light within the sample varies depending on the orientation of the scanning element. Fluorophores within the sample emit fluorescent detection light. The first set of optical components route the detection light back to the scanning element, and the scanning element routes the detection light through a second set of optical components and into a camera. The second set of optical components includes a phase modulating element that induces a controlled aberration so as to homogenize point spread functions of points at, above, and below a focal plane when measured at the camera. In some embodiments, the images captured by the camera are processed to correct for aberration by performing deconvolution of a point spread function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
    Inventors: Venkatakaushik Voleti, Elizabeth M. C. Hillman