Patents Examined by Balram T Parbadia
  • Patent number: 11914120
    Abstract: A windshield corrective optical system includes a motor vehicle having a windshield. A camera is positioned within an occupant compartment of the motor vehicle directed toward the windshield and receiving light rays passing through the windshield. A sensor is configured to receive the light rays. A corrective element is configured to allow passage of the light rays through the corrective element to the sensor. The corrective element corrects aberrations of the light rays induced by passing through the windshield prior to the light rays reaching the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Tzvi Philipp, Brian Yousif-Dickow
  • Patent number: 11913754
    Abstract: A telescopic sight for detachably connecting a night vision device includes a first external barrel, a regulation element, a first lens module and a transmission module. The first external barrel includes at least one opening, and an end of the first external barrel is configured for detachably connecting the night vision device. The regulation element is disposed on the first external barrel. The first lens module is located at an inner side of the first external barrel. The transmission module is connected between the regulation element and the first lens module via the at least one opening. When the regulation element is driven by an external force, the regulation element drives the transmission module move along an optical axis of the telescopic sight, such that the transmission module drives the first lens module moves along the optical axis to regulate focal length of the telescopic sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Peng Wang
  • Patent number: 11914218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a camera module, and the present invention may comprise: a lens; a heating layer positioned on the lens so as to generate heat when power is supplied thereto; and a heating wire, which is positioned on the surface of the lens or of the heating layer, which generates heat when a current is supplied thereto from an external power supply, and which is electrically connected to the heating layer. The present invention comprises a heating wire, besides the heating layer that comprises a conductive material, and thus can reduce the time taken to supply a heating body with a current, and the reduced heating time accordingly enables rapid heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Lee, Jung Hoo Seo, Dae Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11906730
    Abstract: A lens protection device includes a housing, a first and a second sliding cover. The housing includes an opening and a connecting portion. The first sliding cover includes a first cover plate, a first connecting shaft, and a first and a second magnet. One end of the first connecting shaft connects to the first cover plate and another end pivotally connects to the connecting portion. The first connecting shaft is rotated to move the first cover plate. The first and the second magnet are disposed at a front and a rear end of the first cover plate, respectively. The second sliding cover includes a second cover plate and a second connecting shaft. One end of the second connecting shaft connects to the second cover plate, and another end pivotally connects to the connecting portion. The second connecting shaft is rotated to move the second cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mao-Hsiang Huang, Pen-Uei Lu, Wei-Chih Hsu
  • Patent number: 11899234
    Abstract: An optical device including a first layer of a total internal reflection (TIR) waveguide and a second layer of the TIR waveguide is disclosed. The second layer of the TIR waveguide may be coupled to the first layer. The second layer may include an output coupling device configured to reflect light toward an exit face of the TIR waveguide. The output coupling device may include one or more diffractive gratings. The optical device may also include an input coupling face disposed on a non-diffractive edge portion the first layer or the second layer or both the first and second layer. The input coupling face may be configured to receive image light. Another optical device may include an input coupling face disposed on a non-diffractive input coupling element. The non-diffractive input coupling element may be positioned in an optical path for directing the image light to the TIR waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Akonia Holographics LLC
    Inventors: Adam Umess, Kenneth E. Anderson, Friso Schlottau, Mark R. Ayres
  • Patent number: 11899193
    Abstract: A microscope may receive a fiber optic connector via a connector adapter of the microscope, wherein the connector adapter includes an opening and a shaped reflective surface surrounding the opening. The microscope may align a ferrule of the fiber optic connector with the opening of the connector adapter of the microscope, wherein the ferrule includes a ferrule endface. The microscope may transmit light onto the shaped reflective surface and may receive reflected light from the ferrule endface and with a camera of the microscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Cassady, Jay Gregory Brace, Robert Matthew Adams
  • Patent number: 11899289
    Abstract: An ophthalmic contact lens configured to treat color vision deficiency is presented herein. The contact lens includes a tinted region containing either or both of a first dye that is configured to absorb at least 50% of incident light in a spectral band between 480 nanometers to 500 nanometers and a second dye that is configured to absorb at least 50% of incident light in a spectral band between 550 nanometers to 580 nanometers. A method of manufacturing such a contact lens and a process of forming an ophthalmic contact lens by an additive manufacturing process is also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Khalifa University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Haider Butt, Mohamed Elsherif
  • Patent number: 11899225
    Abstract: A camera module includes: a lens module including a plurality of lenses; a housing accommodating the lens module; a reflective member disposed in front of the lens module; an image sensor module to receive light passing through the lens module; and a first light shielding plate disposed in the housing in a space between the lens module and the image sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Gun Kim, Young Suk Kang
  • Patent number: 11899285
    Abstract: There is presented a method for geometrically modifying high-index dielectric structures on a support structure which includes steps of providing a support structure and a first plurality of high-index dielectric structures supported by the support structure. The method includes changing a geometry of the high-index dielectric structures within a second plurality of high-index dielectric structures, being a sub-set of the first plurality of high-index dielectric structures. The geometry is changed by photothermally melting some of the high-index dielectric structures within the second plurality of high-index dielectric structures by irradiating them with incident electromagnetic radiation, and thereby exciting resonances associated with each of the high-index dielectric structures within the second plurality of high-index dielectric structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
    Inventors: Xiaolong Zhu, Anders Kristensen, Niels Asger Mortensen
  • Patent number: 11892642
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a housing and a covering structure. The housing has a light transmission portion. The covering structure includes a plurality of coating layers sequentially stacked above the light transmission portion. The coating layers respectively have different thicknesses, different refractive indices, different reflectivities, and different transmissivities. Reflected light of the coating layers presents a virtual image with a pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Li-Hsun Chang, Kuan-Ying Ou, Qing-Long Deng
  • Patent number: 11892652
    Abstract: Various lens shapes are able to transform laser beams into laser sheets that can span both two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) space in a controlled manner. The electromagnetic characteristics of the laser beams can be tailored as the laser light enters, traverses, and exits a lens. The projected image can be shaped. The lenses may have sections being multiply or simply connected with or without cavities. The lenses may also have solid or hollow race features, and coatings and/or material layers, which affect the output laser sheet. A fan angle of the produced laser sheet can be up to and include 360 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Mark Belloni
  • Patent number: 11892650
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing an optical component consisting of at least two individual parts, which together enclose an open cavity, wherein the timer sides delimiting the cavity are coated or structured, and from which previously material has been removed in zones in the region of the free aperture, wherein said region is recoated and the individual parts are connected to one another by wringing. The wringing height is greater than the removal height plus the height of the coating. The invention also relates to optical components which are produced according to this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Jenoptik AG
    Inventors: Tina Rabis, Joerg-Peter Schmidt, Benjamin Hoehn
  • Patent number: 11892662
    Abstract: A diffraction light guide plate, including: a first diffraction substrate; and a second diffraction substrate provided on the first diffraction substrate. The first diffraction substrate includes a first diffraction grating layer on one surface and a second diffraction grating layer on an opposite surface. The second diffraction substrate includes a third diffraction grating layer on one surface and a stress compensation layer on an opposite surface. The first diffraction grating layer separates light having a wavelength of 550 nm or more and 700 nm or less, the second diffraction grating layer separates light having a wavelength of 400 nm or more and 550 nm or less, the third diffraction grating layer separates light having a wavelength of 450 nm or more and 650 nm or less, and the stress compensation layer has stress in the same direction as a direction of stress of the third diffraction grating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: LG CHEM LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Yoon, Bu Gon Shin, Jeong Ho Park, Eun Kyu Her, So Young Choo
  • Patent number: 11885959
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display system with a pixel array and a catadioptric lens. The display system may include a linear polarizer through which image light from the pixel array passes and a first quarter wave plate through which the light passes after passing through the polarizer. The lens may include a partial mirror, a second quarter wave plate, and a reflective polarizer. A third quarter wave plate may be formed between the linear polarizer and the pixel array to mitigate ghost images. Control circuitry may predict potential ghost images based on the geometry of the lens and data from an image frame. Tone mapping circuitry may adjust contrast of the image frame within a region overlapping the predicted ghost image. The control circuitry may adjust luminance of the image frame outside of the region overlapping the predicted ghost image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Liang Hsu, Sheng Zhang, Mark F. Flynn, Yury A. Petrov, Chaohao Wang
  • Patent number: 11880091
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose an apparatus including an eyewear pupilometer for detecting, measuring and processing a wearer's pupil movement and size, for detecting and processing retinal images, for detecting and processing a wearer's field of view, for broadcasting alerts, for pre-diagnostic screening, for overriding vehicle operation and for measuring, recording and transmitting circadian responses, at least one eyewear pupilometer module including a lens fiber optic camera module, an image processor module, a retinal image infrared detector module, an outward camera module, at least one alert module, an alert light and message projector, a WI-FI module, an automated pullover module, an automated steering module, fiber optic & data cables, a contact lens pupilometer image, sensor and processor module, and at least one eyewear pupilometer module coupled to and/or embedded into eyewear frames and lenses, contact lenses, a vehicle wind shield and protective covers for hand held devices and laptop computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: William Hart, Edmond Arthur DeFrank, Nicolas DeFrank, Antonio DeFrank, Allen Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 11882662
    Abstract: This application pertains to the technical field of LiDAR, and discloses a receiving optical system, a laser receiving module, a LiDAR, and an optical adjustment method. The receiving optical system includes an optical receiving module and a first cylindrical lens. The optical receiving module is configured to receive a reflected laser and focus the received reflected laser. The first cylindrical lens is configured to receive the focused reflected laser and adjust the reflected laser in a first direction. Therefore, the receiving optical system can better perform matching on the photosensitive surface of the receiving sensor, and the energy receiving efficiency of the system is relatively high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SUTENG INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Wei
  • Patent number: 11880050
    Abstract: A virtual reality lens barrel assembly, a virtual reality device and a control method, belonging to the field of virtual reality technology is provided. The virtual reality lens barrel assembly includes a lens, a blocking mechanism and a lens barrel, the lens and the blocking mechanism are both located outside a first opening of the lens barrel, and a second opening of the lens barrel is configured to place a display assembly; and the blocking mechanism includes a through hole with a variable size, and an optical axis of the lens passes through a center of the through hole and the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zheng Ge, Wenhong Tian, Zhanshan Ma, Haoran Jing, Zhiyu Sun, Chao Zheng
  • Patent number: 11880056
    Abstract: A high power uniform light beam is generated on an oblique plane by one or more diode lasers and 2 or more light pipes. The light pipes may be trapezoidal so that the illuminated area is substantially square. The light pipes may be elliptical so that the illuminated area is substantially circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Pavilion Integration Corporation
    Inventors: Ningyi Luo, Jihchuang Robin Huang
  • Patent number: 11874091
    Abstract: A composite scope body having a composite mounting system integrally attached to the scope body. The mounting system may have a self-centering clamping mechanism. Further, a sighting system which may be used in the scope body may include at least one transparent display array for display of a digital reticle. The display array configured to selectively emit light from the array surface. The display may further be integrated with an optical component of the sight or integrated with an optical protection component. The sighting system may further include an adjustment system for adjusting the digital reticle or other information to be displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: KIHO MILITARY ACQUISITION CONSULTING, INC.
    Inventor: Oliver Zang
  • Patent number: 11867932
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a light control film having nano (or nano-scale) light absorbing layer and a display using the same. A light control film according to the present disclosure includes a lower layer having a first axis and a second axis, a middle layer having a predetermined thickness disposed between the lower layer and the upper layer, and a plurality of nano light absorbing layers arrayed with a predetermined intercals along the first axis in the middle layer, each of the nano light absorbing layer having a width along the first axis, a length along the second axis and a height corresponding to the thickness of the middle layer, wherein a ratio between the interval and the width of the nano light absorbing layer is selected from any one of 10:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JaeJung Han, JaeJin Kim, JinRyun Kim, SeMin Lee, DaeYong Kim, Eunhee Choi