Patents Examined by Bumsuk Won
  • Patent number: 10935769
    Abstract: An camera optical lens is disclosed. The camera optical lens includes, in sequence from an object side to an image side: a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens. A focal length of the first lens is f1, an Abbe number of the first lens is v1, a focal length of the second lens is f2, an Abbe number of the second lens is v2, a curvature radius of an object side of the second lens is R3, a curvature radius of an image side of the second lens is R4, an on-axis distance from an image side of the first lens to the object side of the second lens is d2, a total optical length of the camera optical lens is TTL, and the following conditions are satisfied: ?15.0?f2/f1??4.9, 25.0?TTL/d2?47.0, 3.0?v1/v2?7.0, and 6.0?(R3+R4)/(R3?R4)?20.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Haichao Peng, Chunhuan Fang, Hiroyuki Teraoka
  • Patent number: 10935780
    Abstract: Integrated telescopes are described that are stable and compact, and include optics pieces that are susceptible to stray light. One example telescope includes an optics piece formed of a transparent optical material and two surfaces with each surface including a reflector surface and a baffle. The baffles may be formed in a groove in one of the surfaces of the optics piece. The baffle may have an index of refraction that is approximately the same as an index of refraction of the optics piece. The baffle may include a blackened epoxy, a carbon black material, or a powdered black spinel. The integrated telescope may include a short-wave infrared image sensor fixed in position relative to the optics piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Bauman, Alexander Pertica
  • Patent number: 10928646
    Abstract: Provided is a pair of glasses with replaceable lenses, including a frame, having a slot and a pivot part, wherein the pivot part includes at least one pivot hole; a lens, disposed in the slot of the frame; and a fastener, having a fixing groove and at least one elongate hole, wherein a pivot shaft is inserted within the at least elongate hole and the at least one pivot hole, so that the fastener is pivotally connected to the frame. When the frame and the top of the lens are disposed in the fixing groove of the fastener, the lens is buckled. Conversely, when the fastener is biased upward, the fastener is extended the length of by the elongate hole; the fixing groove of the fastener is separated from the frame and the lens, so that the lens can be taken out of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ARGUS VISION INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Lin Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 10921608
    Abstract: Speckle artifacts as viewed in images projected on a display surface by a projector can be reduced. At least one spatial light modulator, illuminated by one or more light sources, can be imaged to a screen by a projection lens. A deflector subsystem can be provided in image space, proximate to the lens, where the image light emerges. In this location, image light directed to any given field point on the display surface is convergent, but can appear collimated. The deflector subsystem can include a tilted optical plate that is rotated in a plane along an axis. As the deflector subsystem is temporally rotated, the image light to any given field point traverses different optical paths, varying the angular diversity to reduce perceivable speckle by changing at least the angle of incidence to the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: IMAX Theatres International Limited
    Inventors: Joseph R. Bietry, Andrew F. Kurtz
  • Patent number: 10914916
    Abstract: An elongated rectangular Rochon polarizer, e.g., having a height to width or depth ratio of at least 2.5, is securely held in a non-adhesive mounting assembly. The mounting assembly includes a plurality of compression elements that press the Rochon polarizer against corresponding reference points to properly align the Rochon polarizer within the mounting assembly. Moreover, air gaps between the Rochon polarizer and the sidewalls of the mounting assembly are provided to minimize thermal conduction between the mounting assembly and the Rochon polarizer and to provide thermal convection to cool the Rochon polarizer, thereby reducing risk of catastrophic delamination of the Rochon polarizer due to thermal effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Onto Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Saul Klassen, Paul Doyle
  • Patent number: 10877187
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a hydrophobic mirror. The hydrophobic mirror includes a support; a mirror body set in the support; and a hydrophobic film located on a surface of the mirror body. The hydrophobic film comprises a flexible substrate and a hydrophobic layer. The flexible substrate comprises a flexible base and a patterned first bulge layer located on a surface of the flexible base. The hydrophobic layer located on the surface of the patterned first bulge layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10866428
    Abstract: A system to adjust light path length utilizing a digital light path length modulator is described. The digital light path length modulator includes a polarization modulator to receive polarized light and to modulate a polarization of some or all of the polarized light, and an optical path length extender (OPLE) to direct the light entering the OPLE with a first polarization along a first light path through the OPLE, and to direct the light entering the OPLE with a second polarization along a second light path through the OPLE, the second light path through the OPLE having a light path length longer than the first light path length through the OPLE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Avegant Corp.
    Inventors: Aaron Matthew Eash, Allan Thomas Evans, Andrew John Gross, D. Scott Dewald, Warren Cornelius Welch, III
  • Patent number: 10816791
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to arrangements and techniques that provide for controlling motion of an electrowetting oil within an electrowetting display device. An electrowetting display device comprises a substrate, an electrode on the substrate, a dielectric layer on a first portion of the electrode. The electrode extends along the substrate one of either entirely from a first end of a pixel area to a second end of the pixel area, or from the first end of the pixel area to the second end of the pixel area such that a portion of the substrate is an electrode free portion to thereby define a notch. A first fluid is disposed on a hydrophobic layer and a second fluid is disposed on the first fluid, the second fluid being immiscible with the first fluid. A dielectric constant of the dielectric layer is greater than a dielectric constant of the first fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gor Manukyan, Daniel Figura
  • Patent number: 10788180
    Abstract: An optical device and systems using an optical device are provided, where the optical device may be configured for collimating incoming light rays. The optical device may include a host medium substantially comprised of a transparent material and an array of substantially transparent structures embedded within the host medium. The structures of the array each include a convex side presented to the incoming light rays and a concave side that passes light rays through toward the output face of the host medium, collimating the rays. Multiple stages of arrays may be provided in the optical device, typically with lengthening aspect ratios and increasing indexes of refraction in a direction from the input face toward the output face. The systems may use the optical device for using an exterior light to illuminate an interior space in a building or to generate power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Paul E. Tang
  • Patent number: 10786151
    Abstract: An ophthalmic instrument includes a carrier positionable relative to a test subject, and first and second measurement units mounted on the carrier by corresponding first and second parallelogram linkages. The first measurement unit, for example an autorefractor/keratometer, performs a first type of ophthalmic measurement, and is guided by the first parallelogram linkage to move relative to the carrier simultaneously in forward and downward directions from an idle position to a measurement position. The second measurement unit, for example a tonometer, performs a second type of ophthalmic measurement, and is guided by the second parallelogram linkage to move relative to the carrier simultaneously in forward and upward directions from an idle position to a measurement position. The first and second measurement units may each have a respective optical axis which aligns with a fixed measurement axis of the carrier when the measurement unit is in its measurement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Reichert, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Beverly, Russell J. Bonaventura
  • Patent number: 10775594
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a camera lens, constituted by eight lenses, and featuring excellent optical characteristics, an ultra-thin appearance, a wide angle and a bright Fno. The camera lens is configured with, sequentially from an object side: a 1st lens having a positive refractive power, a 2nd lens having a negative refractive power, a 3rd lens having a negative refractive power, a 4th lens having a positive refractive power, a 5th lens having a negative refractive power, a 6th lens having a positive refractive power, a 7th lens having a positive refractive power and an 8th lens having a negative refractive power, and satisfies specified conditional formulas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Communication Technologies (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Teraoka
  • Patent number: 10747022
    Abstract: A diffractive multi-focal lens having a diffractive structure comprising a plurality of concentric circular zones, wherein: at least a portion of the diffractive structure is provided with an overlapping region in which at least two zone profiles overlap in the same region; in the overlapping region, at least a portion of a first zone profile has a zone pitch represented by a prescribed equation, and at least a portion of a second zone profile has a zone pitch represented by another prescribed equation; and an addition power P1 given by the first zone profile and an addition power P2 given by the second zone profile are determined by a prescribed relational expression, in which a and b are mutually different real numbers, and a value of a/b cannot be expressed by a natural number X or by 1/X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MENICON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ichiro Ando, Atsushi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10732433
    Abstract: Eyewear in the form of a pair of lenses and a pair of frame halves, each frame half supporting a lens. The frame halves are releasably connected to one another at the bridge between the lenses at their inner ends and the frame halves have frame half outer ends on opposite sides of said lenses from the bridge. The eyewear also includes first and second temples having temple first ends and temple second ends, the temple first ends being pivotally connected to the frame halves outer ends, each temple including a channel. The eyewear also includes a flexible strap having first and second flexible strap ends, to which are affixed first and second sliders, each slider affixed to one end of the flexible strap at the first and second flexible strap ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Clic Goggles, Inc.
    Inventor: Massimo Maglione
  • Patent number: 10705402
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses are presented for controlling ambient light transmission through electrochromic devices comprising a plurality of dimmable zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David Michael Whittingham, Douglas James Barker, Sarah Elizabeth Thompson
  • Patent number: 10678039
    Abstract: New systems and methods are described for maintaining a desired steady state temperature differential between two objects that may otherwise undergo heat transfer to restore thermal steady state. In one application, a cooling microscope assembly and its use with conventional optical microscopes are described for achieving super-resolution imaging. The assembly allows for the high resolution imaging of samples at cryogenic temperatures while maintaining the temperature of the objective lens above freezing by employing circulation systems and a coupling fluid between the sample and objective lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Brandeis University
    Inventors: Charles G. Ingersoll, David J. Derosier, Gina Turrigiano, Marc Nahmani
  • Patent number: 10670849
    Abstract: An observation device where a first light path in an illumination optical system is different from a second light path in an object optical system, the illumination optical system includes a light source that emits the illumination light in a first direction, and an illumination deflector that deflects the illumination light from the first direction to a second direction, a pre-reflected illumination angle between a pedestal surface holding the sample and the first direction is smaller than a post-reflected illumination angle between the pedestal surface and the second direction, the object optical system includes a transmission deflector that deflects the transmission light transmitted through the sample from a third direction to a fourth direction, and a post-reflected transmission angle between the pedestal surface and the fourth direction is smaller than a pre-reflected transmission angle between the pedestal surface and the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: OLUMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadashi Hirata
  • Patent number: 10663760
    Abstract: Molded ophthalmic lenses with improved optical qualities can be manufactured at high volumes at low costs to provide single-use lenses. These ophthalmic lenses are contact lenses for examination or treatment of the interior of an eye, are formed of a moldable material, and have a ring portion integral with an optical and eye contacting portions. The ring portion extends from the main body and the ratio of the height of the ring portion to thickness of the lens is about 0.1 to 0.2. These features reduce production costs and improve the optical quality of the lens including allowing any debris, bubbles and the like that tend to adhere to the surface of the mold during the molding process to collect away from the optical centerline of the lens so as to improve the optical quality of the molded ophthalmic lens and minimizing shrinkage during the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Katena Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Heacock
  • Patent number: 10642025
    Abstract: The method for controlling an angular position of a MEMS mirror, includes: applying a first driving moment to the MEMS mirror to generate a rotational scanning movement of the mirror; and, at a zooming instant, applying a second driving moment to the MEMS mirror, wherein the second driving moment is equal to the first driving moment plus an extra moment. The extra moment may be a DC offset. After a transient period of time from zooming instant, a third driving moment M2=k{dot over (?)}2t is applied. The first and third driving moment are variable linearly with time. The driving moments are applied to torsional springs of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Offir Duvdevany, Dadi Sharon, Sason Sourani
  • Patent number: 10613311
    Abstract: A three-dimensional direction drift control apparatus and a microscope apparatus that correct misalignment of a relative position between an object lens and a sample. A near-infrared light emitted from a light source is irradiated onto a surface of a glass cover holding a sample on a stage. When the near-infrared light is irradiated onto the glass cover, a regular reflection light and scattered light of the near-infrared light are generated, and the regular reflection light and the scattered light enter a half-mirror via lenses from an objective lens to an offset lens group. A clamp processing unit detects misalignment in the lateral direction of the object lens with respect to the sample based on the image of the scattered light, which has been reflected by the half-mirror and entered a two-dimensional photoelectric converter, and controls a drive unit according to this detection result, whereby the stage is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: So Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10539722
    Abstract: Optical film is disclosed. The optical film includes a binder, a plurality of particles, and a plurality of interconnected voids. The volume fraction of the plurality of interconnected voids in the optical film is not less than about 20%. The weight ratio of the binder to the plurality of the particles is not less than about 1:2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Encai Hao, William Blake Kolb, Brant U. Kolb, Brian W. Ostlie, Naiyong Jing, Michael Benton Free, Hui Ren, Robert L. Brott, Fei Lu, Audrey A. Sherman, Scott M. Tapio, Charles David Hoyle, John A. Wheatley