Patents Examined by Cara E Rakowski
  • Patent number: 11415730
    Abstract: An article for reflecting solar energy includes a coating stack having solar reflecting films and metal oxide films, the coating stack applied on a major surface of a glass substrate, and a protective overcoat comprising a first and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the protective overcoat is disposed toward the solar reflective films and metal oxide films; and a polymer encapsulant over outer wall surfaces of the coating stack, the second surface of the protective overcoat and over peripheral edges of the coated article, the encapsulant having a base layer, a top layer and metallic corrosion-inhibitive material in the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Medwick, John D. Basil, Harry Buhay, Benjamin Kabagambe, James W. McCamy
  • Patent number: 11409128
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to a head-worn computer, comprising a removable and replaceable adjustable nose bridge assembly, wherein the adjustable nose bridge assembly has at least three user adjustable features to adapt the adjustable nose bridge assembly to the user's nose, wherein a first adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to move the adjustable nose bridge up and down relative to a lens of the head-worn computer, wherein a second adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to rotate a nose pad of the adjustable nose bridge about an axis substantially perpendicular to a top frame of the head-worn computer, and wherein a third adjustment of the at least three user adjustable features is adapted to flare the nose pad to the side of the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Carl Heisey
  • Patent number: 11402603
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a fixed part, a movable part, and a first driving assembly. The movable part moves relative to the fixed part and holds an optical element with an optical axis. The first driving assembly drives the fixed part to move relative to the movable part. The first driving assembly includes a first coil and a first magnetic element. The first coil includes a winding axis, and the winding axis is not perpendicular to the optical axis. The first coil and the first magnetic element are arranged in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the optical axis. When viewed along a direction that is parallel to the optical axis, the first coil does not overlap the first magnetic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Shiang-Ming Yu, Chao-Chang Hu, Chih-Wei Weng
  • Patent number: 11402633
    Abstract: A head-up display device, a method for controlling the same, and a vehicle are provided. The head-up display device includes a display component, a first optical component, a second optical component, and a synthesizing component. The light in different polarization directions or states can be transmitted or reflected by the first optical component, so that state information projection light and augmented reality information projection light can be separated from each other to thereby be dual-layer displayed. For example, augmented reality information can be displayed at a longer distance from eyes of a driver so that the focus of the human eyes does not need to be adjusted frequently to thereby make it comforter to view the information so as to eliminate a hidden risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tao Hong
  • Patent number: 11397323
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed in this application describe a displaying system, a displaying method, and a head-up display. The heads-up displaying system includes a display window including a transflective film, an image source emitting light incident on the imaging window, and the light emitted by the image source before reaching the transflective film only comprising s-polarized light. The transflective film is configured to directly reflect a first portion of the s-polarized light emitted from the image source. The transparent substrate reflects a second portion of the s-polarized light, and transmits a third portion of the s-polarized light to the air, the first portion of the s-polarized light, the second portion of the s-polarized light and the third portion of the s-polarized light are all s-polarized light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FUTURUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junfeng Xu
  • Patent number: 11391964
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes methods, systems and products relating to the development and manufacture of scleral contact lenses. A number of dimensions for the scleral lens is generated based on control points and attendant curvature parameters. Any change to one or more of the curve parameters imparts an improved anterior and posterior surface of the scleral lens and associated thickness, while undesired modifications to control points and other curve parameters remain static inasmuch as the sagittal depth component is an input parameter of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
    Inventor: Charles H. Creighton
  • Patent number: 11391905
    Abstract: A lens unit can inhibit deterioration in optical characteristics caused due to deformation of resin lens. The lens unit includes: a metal lens barrel; a plurality of lenses arranged on the inner peripheral side of the lens barrel in the axial direction thereof; and an annular intermediate ring disposed between the lenses adjacent to each other in the axial direction. The intermediate ring is made of metal and has a convex portion formed toward the image side or the object side. The lens is made of resin, having a concave portion fitted with the convex portion. A gap formed between the outer peripheral surface of the lens and the inner peripheral surface of the lens barrel is larger than a gap formed between the outer peripheral surface of the intermediate ring and the inner peripheral surface of the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Hidehiro Endo, Naohiro Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11391961
    Abstract: An optical unit with a shake correction function includes a turning support mechanism structured to turnably support a movable body having a lens around an optical axis, and a gimbal mechanism structured to turnably support the turning support mechanism. The gimbal mechanism includes a gimbal frame and a first connection mechanism which turnably connects a plate holder with the gimbal frame around a first axis, and the first connection mechanism includes a first support member which is protruded from the gimbal frame to a side of the plate holder on the first axis, and a first concave curved face which is provided in the plate holder and is turnably brought into contact with a tip end of the first support member. A reinforcement member is fixed to the gimbal frame so that a portion of the gimbal frame where the first axis is passed is reinforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromitsu Takei
  • Patent number: 11378817
    Abstract: Eyewear having a frame, a hinge, and a hyperextendable temple having a flexible printed circuit (FPC) including service loops. An extender is coupled to the hinge and the temple, and the extender extends with respect to the hinge allowing hyperextension of the temple with respect to the frame. A first service loop allows extension of the FPC when the temple rotates about the hinge, and a second service loop allows the temple to be radially extended away from the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ryner, Stephen Steger
  • Patent number: 11372259
    Abstract: An optical unit having a shake correction function may include a movable body including an optical module; a fixed body that supports the movable body in a swingable manner; a swing drive mechanism that includes a magnet and a coil forming a magnet-coil pair, with a counterpart of the magnet-coil pair being fixed to the movable body and another counterpart to the fixed body, and swings the movable body relative to the fixed body; a magnetic detection sensor that detects a magnetic field of the magnet; and a magnetic member that returns the movable body to an original position by a magnetic attraction force with the magnet. The magnetic detection sensor overlaps the magnetic member as viewed in a direction orthogonal to a thickness direction of the magnetic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinji Minamisawa
  • Patent number: 11366333
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an anti-shake mechanism of a curved camera device. The camera device is an optical system including a reflecting member having a reflecting surface that bends an optical axis and is configured to perform a hand-shake correction by rotating the reflecting member. The reflecting member is arranged to be closer to an object side than a camera lens group. When a first rotation axis is set as an axis perpendicular to a plane defined by an optical axis of the camera lens group and an object-side optical axis reflected by the reflecting member and a second rotation axis is set as an axis parallel with the reflected object-side optical axis, the reflecting member is caused to rotate about the first rotation axis and the second rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Fujisaki, Shikama Kazuo
  • Patent number: 11353678
    Abstract: An image-capturing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a base plate, a base body, a lens holding section, and a first bonding material. An imaging element is implemented on the base plate. The base body includes a first surface portion arranged to be oriented toward the base plate, and is connected to the base plate. The lens holding section includes a second surface portion spaced from the first surface portion, and holds a lens section that forms an image of light that enters the lens section. The first bonding material is filled into a space between the first surface portion and the second surface portion to connect the base body and the lens holding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Imai, Kazuki Sakae, Takashi Warashina
  • Patent number: 11340428
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a telephoto lens and a mobile terminal, form an object side to an imaging surface, sequentially includes: a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a refractive power, a third lens having a negative refractive power, a flat glass and a filter. An object side surface of the first lens is a convex surface, an image side surface of the third lens is s concave surface. The mobile terminal includes the telephoto lens, an image sensor, a processor and a memory. The image sensor are coupled to the telephoto lens, the two are cooperated to capture images. The processor is configured to process the captured images, and the memory is configured to store the captured images. The telephoto lens and the mobile terminal provided in the disclosure can achieve a higher zoom ratio than the conventional telephoto lens, and better satisfy the requirements of miniaturization and high-definition imaging of electronic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGXI LIANYI OPTICS CO, , LTD.
    Inventors: Xuming Liu, Haojie Zeng, Jiyong Zeng
  • Patent number: 11340515
    Abstract: A focusing unit (1) comprises a linear motor driven in two phases, and comprises a two-phase coil (10a, 10b) and a drive magnet (9) that is disposed along the drive direction at a position opposite the two-phase coil (10a, 10b). The winding width of the coils (10a, 10b) in the portion opposite the drive magnet (9) is within an electrical angle range of 120°±7.7°, the average width of the coil at the portion opposite the drive magnet (9) is within an electrical angle range of 144°±4.6°, and the pitch between the two phases of coil (10a, 10b) is an electrical angle of 90°+180°×n (n is an integer of 0 or more).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Fujinaka
  • Patent number: 11340420
    Abstract: A lens driving device having a movable frame on which a magnet is secured, supporting the lens; a base member supporting the movable frame movably; and a cover member, equipped with an opening enabling light to be incident into the lens, covering the movable frame and a supporting face of the base member, wherein: either a coil or a position sensor that faces a magnet is provided on the supporting face of the base member. The other, either the position sensor or the coil that faces the magnet, is provided on a supporting face of the cover member, and an interconnection member that is connected to the coil or the position sensor that is provided on the cover member is formed integrally with the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC COPAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Haruka Matsuhisa, Yusuke Ehara
  • Patent number: 11333951
    Abstract: An actuator for a camera includes a base having an inner space formed therein, a first OIS carrier accommodated in the base; and a first OIS ball located between an inner side of a side surface of the base and an outer side of a side surface of the first OIS carrier. The first OIS carrier linearly moves in a first direction perpendicular to an optical axis direction along the side surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: JAHWA electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hee Seung Kim
  • Patent number: 11333900
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an eyewear assembly that is configured for fast and easy removal or exchange of lenses. The eyewear assembly comprises a connector that may be inserted into a frame front in order to hold the lenses in place, and removed from the frame front in order to release the lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Materialise N.V.
    Inventor: Roman Plaghki
  • Patent number: 11327321
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device. More particularly, the present invention relates to an electronic device used in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), etc. Disclosed herein is an electronic device which includes: a frame including at least one opening and worn on a human body of a user; a control unit fixed to the frame and generating an image; and a display unit fixed to the opening of the frame and showing the image to the user, in which the frame includes a front frame including the at least one opening and first and second side frames which extend in a first direction crossing the front frame at both ends of the front frame and are parallel to each other, and at least one of a first length of each of the first and second side frames and a first interval between the first side frame and the second side frame is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changkyu Hwang, Kyoungtae Kim, Seungyong Shin, Seong Jo
  • Patent number: 11327338
    Abstract: Eyewear device includes an eyeglass frame, a temple, and a coupling device for hingedly coupling the temple to the eyeglass frame, formed of an elastically deformable material, and including a single flexible arm of an elongate shape and a front end portion positioned and retained against the front surface of the eyeglass frame. The single flexible arm extends from the front end portion into a slot in the frame and an internal elongate slot in the temple positioned in opposing alignment therewith. The elasticity of the coupling device flexibly, hingedly couples the temple to the eyeglass frame and allows a temple that has suffered inordinate bending moments and directions to instantly return to nominal use by retightening or replacing the coupling device, and/or by repositioning the temple to properly abut the eyeglass frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Peter Brown
  • Patent number: 11319628
    Abstract: An article is provided. The article includes a first transparent conductive oxide layer, a transparent metal layer on the first transparent conductive oxide layer, wherein a thickness of the transparent metal layer continuously decreases in a direction; and a second transparent conductive oxide layer on the transparent metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Owings, Mark J. Pellerite, Arnold W. Funkenbusch