Patents Examined by Christopher Stanford
  • Patent number: 11125977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-resolution wide angle lens system consisting of a total of six lens, wherein the first lens has a negative refractive power, the second lens has a positive refractive power, the third lens has a positive or negative refractive power, the fourth lens has a positive or negative refractive power, the fifth lens has a positive or negative refractive power with a concave shape on an object side and a convex shape on an image side, and the sixth lens has a positive or negative refractive power, and the system is satisfied with 0<|f/f5|<1 (herein, f represents an effective focal length of the entire lens system, and f5 represents an effective focal length of the fifth lens).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Soon Cheol Choi, Ki Youn Noh, Sung Nyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11112597
    Abstract: A dual-drive device for sequential scanning includes a moving part comprising a frame and an optical instrument that is positioned on the frame and is rotatable about a first axis with respect to the frame so as to be slowed down or immobilized in a plurality of successive positions about the first axis, a motor configured to set the moving part in rotation about the first axis in a first direction of rotation at a constant speed, the moving part comprising a first actuator positioned on the frame and configured to actuate the rotation of the optical instrument about the first axis with respect to the frame in the first direction of rotation in order to pass from a first position to a successive position from the plurality of successive positions, and in a second direction of rotation, opposite to the first direction of rotation, in order to slow down or immobilize the optical instrument in the successive position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Stéphane Vezain, Damien Chassoulier, Didier Stanek, Nicola Guercio
  • Patent number: 11112618
    Abstract: A beam-splitting apparatus arranged to receive an input radiation beam and split the input radiation beam into a plurality of output radiation beams. The beam-splitting apparatus comprising a plurality of reflective diffraction gratings arranged to receive a radiation beam and configured to form a diffraction pattern comprising a plurality of diffraction orders, at least some of the reflective diffraction gratings being arranged to receive a 0th diffraction order formed at another of the reflective diffraction gratings. The reflective diffraction gratings are arranged such that the optical path of each output radiation beam includes no more than one instance of a diffraction order which is not a 0th diffraction order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Gosse Charles De Vries, Han-Kwang Nienhuys
  • Patent number: 11106010
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a plurality of lenses disposed along an optical axis, and a reflection member disposed to be closer to an object than all of the plurality of lenses and having a reflection surface configured to change a path of light. The plurality of lenses are spaced apart from each other by preset distances along the optical axis, and the condition 0.8<TTL/ft<1.1 is satisfied, where TTL is a distance from an object-side surface of a lens closest to the object among the plurality of lenses to an imaging plane of an image sensor, and ft is an overall focal length of an optical system including the plurality of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Youn Lee, Jin Hwa Jung, Yong Joo Jo
  • Patent number: 11099450
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electrochromic device, and according to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an electrochromic device comprising: a first electrode layer, a first electrochromic layer provided on the first electrode layer, an electrolyte layer provided on the first electrochromic layer, a second electrochromic layer provided on the electrolyte layer, and a second electrode layer provided on the second electrochromic layer, wherein it comprises a first auxiliary electrode layer and a second auxiliary electrode layer each provided on each opposite surface of the first electrochromic layer and the second electrochromic layer opposed to each other with the electrolyte layer interposed therebetween, and the first and second auxiliary electrode layers each comprise an electrode portion formed of a metal material and an insulation portion for insulating the electrode portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Lee, Chang Yoon Lim, Su Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 11086106
    Abstract: An optical image capturing lens assembly includes six lens elements, the six lens elements being, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with negative refractive power, a second lens element with positive refractive power, a third lens element with negative refractive power, a fourth lens element with positive refractive power, a fifth lens element, and a sixth lens element with negative refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Wu, Tzu-Chieh Kuo
  • Patent number: 11067783
    Abstract: A light sheet microscope includes an illumination optical system configured to generate a light sheet in an intermediate image space. A transport optical system, which is telecentric on both sides, is configured to image the light sheet generated in the intermediate image space into a sample and to image a region of the sample illuminated by the light sheet as an intermediate image into the intermediate image space. A detection optical system is configured to image the intermediate image generated in the intermediate image space onto a detector. The optical axes of the illumination optical system, the transport optical system and the detection optical system intersect one another in the intermediate image space. The microscope further includes a scanning element, which is arranged in the transport optical system and through which the light sheet is moveable in the sample transversely to the optical axis of the transport optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Schumann
  • Patent number: 11067796
    Abstract: A display system of a vehicle includes a display device disposed in the vehicle and operable to display heads up information for viewing by a driver of the vehicle. The display device includes a mirror, a display screen and a cooling device. The mirror is pivotally mounted at a base plate and is pivotable via a pin of a mounting arm of the mirror moving along a spiral groove of a gear element when the gear element is rotated. The pin is urged towards a side wall of the spiral groove to limit play of the mirror relative to the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Norbert Kunze
  • Patent number: 11068679
    Abstract: In some arrangements, product packaging is digitally watermarked over most of its extent to facilitate high-throughput item identification at retail checkouts. Imagery captured by conventional or plenoptic cameras can be processed (e.g., by GPUs) to derive several different perspective-transformed views—further minimizing the need to manually reposition items for identification. Crinkles and other deformations in product packaging can be optically sensed, allowing such surfaces to be virtually flattened to aid identification. Piles of items can be 3D-modelled and virtually segmented into geometric primitives to aid identification, and to discover locations of obscured items. Other data (e.g., including data from sensors in aisles, shelves and carts, and gaze tracking for clues about visual saliency) can be used in assessing identification hypotheses about an item. Logos may be identified and used—or ignored—in product identification. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Tony F. Rodriguez, John F. Stach, Sean Calhoon
  • Patent number: 11061199
    Abstract: A lens structure includes a lens barrel, a lens upper cover, a lens lower cover, and a sealing ring. The lens barrel includes a front portion and a rear portion respectively at two opposite ends on an axial direction. The lens barrel has an external annular wall. The lens upper cover is fixed to the front portion. The lens upper cover includes a lower flange and an abutting ring radially protruded from an outer periphery of the lower flange. An inner diameter of the lower flange is greater than an outer diameter of the external annular wall. The lens lower cover forms an annular shape and abuts against the lens upper cover. The lens lower cover is fixed to the lower flange. The lens lower cover, the lower flange, and the abutting ring jointly form an annular slot. The sealing ring is received in the annular slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Che-Wei Kuo
  • Patent number: 11061221
    Abstract: A micromechanical component, including an adjustable part that is connected, at least via springs, to the mounting, and an actuator device with which a first oscillating motion of the adjustable part is excitable about a first rotational axis and at the same time a second oscillating motion of the adjustable part is excitable about a second rotational axis. The actuator device includes four piezoelectric bending actuators, and the adjustable part is settable into the first oscillating motion and/or into the second oscillating motion by deformation of the four piezoelectric bending actuators, and each of the four piezoelectric bending actuators at its first end is anchored to the mounting, and the adjustable part is suspended, at least via the springs, on the four piezoelectric bending actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Philip Kaupmann
  • Patent number: 11061244
    Abstract: A lens (10) has an incidence surface (11) having a cylindrical shape and forming a concave shape, and an emitting surface (12) forming a convex shape with respect to an optical axis (10a). A light source (20) has a large divergence angle in a vertical direction, and a divergence angle in a horizontal direction which is smaller than that in the vertical direction. The light source (20) is located at a position of focal length of the lens (10) in the vertical direction on a side of the incidence surface. The horizontal direction of the light source (20) is aligned with a curvature direction of the cylindrical shape of the lens (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohei Sakai, Yukari Takada, Fumio Shohda, Kenichi Hirosawa, Takayuki Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 11054618
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a plurality of lenses disposed along an optical axis, and a reflection member disposed to be closer to an object than all of the plurality of lenses and having a reflection surface configured to change a path of light. The plurality of lenses are spaced apart from each other by preset distances along the optical axis, and the condition 0.8<TTL/ft<1.1 is satisfied, where TTL is a distance from an object-side surface of a lens closest to the object among the plurality of lenses to an imaging plane of an image sensor, and ft is an overall focal length of an optical system including the plurality of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tae Youn Lee, Jin Hwa Jung, Yong Joo Jo
  • Patent number: 11048065
    Abstract: An optical image capturing module includes a lens assembly and a circuit assembly including a circuit substrate, a sensor holder disposed on the circuit substrate, and an image sensing component connected to the circuit substrate and having a sensing surface and multiple image contacts. The circuit substrate has multiple circuit contacts. The image contacts are electrically connected to the circuit contacts. The lens assembly includes a lens base disposed on the sensor holder and a lens group. The lens base has a receiving hole penetrating through two ends of the lens base, thereby the lens base is hollow, and the receiving hole directly faces the image sensing component. The lens base is disposed on the circuit substrate, thereby the image sensing component is located in the receiving hole. The lens group includes at least two lenses, and is disposed on the lens base and is located in the receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 11048066
    Abstract: An optical image capturing module includes a lens assembly and a circuit assembly including a circuit substrate having multiple circuit contacts, an image sensing component having multiple image contacts, and a sensor holder. The image contacts are electrically connected to the circuit contacts via signal transmission elements embedded in the sensor holder. The sensor holder covers the circuit contacts and the image contacts. The lens assembly includes a lens base disposed on the circuit substrate and a lens group. The lens base has a receiving hole penetrating through two ends thereof, thereby the lens base is hollow. The image sensing component is located in the receiving hole. The lens group including at least two lenses having refractive power is disposed on the lens base and is located in the receiving hole, thereby light could pass through the lens group and project onto a sensing surface of the image sensing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 11048058
    Abstract: An optical image capturing module includes a lens assembly and a circuit assembly including a carrier board, a circuit substrate disposed on the carrier board, and an image sensing component. The circuit substrate has a through hole and multiple circuit contacts. The image sensing component disposed on the carrier board is located in the through hole, and has a sensing surface and multiple image contacts. Each image contact is electrically connected to one of the circuit contacts via a signal transmission element. The lens assembly includes a fixed base, a movable base, and a lens group. The fixed base has a focusing hole and is disposed on the carrier board or the circuit substrate. The movable base is disposed in the focusing hole of the fixed base. The lens group includes at least two lenses having refractive power, and is disposed on a receiving hole of the movable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 11042052
    Abstract: A system may include a laser source, an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) coupled to the laser source, an atom trap, and at least one optical medium coupled between the AOM and the atom trap. Furthermore, at least one piezoelectric transducer may be coupled to the at least one optical medium, and a beam polarization controller may be coupled to the at least one piezoelectric transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: EAGLE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ray Lange, Randall K. Morse, Catheryn D. Logan, Curtis R. Niemeier, Dean A. Heimmermann, Peter A. Wasilousky, Christopher A. Corey, Lee Martin Burberry
  • Patent number: 11042026
    Abstract: In described examples, a transducer vibrates a lens element at a first frequency and a different second frequency. Controller circuitry selects one of a cleaning mode and a heating mode in response to an estimated temperature of the lens element. The controller circuitry activates the transducer to vibrate the lens element at the first frequency in response to the controller circuitry selecting the cleaning mode. The controller circuitry activates the transducer to vibrate the lens element at the second frequency in response to the controller circuitry selecting the heating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen John Fedigan, David Patrick Magee
  • Patent number: 11036073
    Abstract: An optical member, a polarization member, and a display device are provided. The optical member includes a substrate, and a functional layer provided on the substrate, the functional layer including a high refractive layer and a low refractive layer, wherein the high refractive layer has a higher refractive index than that of the substrate and a diffraction grating structure, and the low refractive layer has a lower refractive index than that of the high refractive layer, wherein an interface between the substrate and the high refractive layer and an interface between the high refractive layer and the low refractive layer are in states in which components of the respective layers with the respective interfaces therebetween are compatible with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi Kanda, Yoshihiro Yokote, Osamu Konuma, Katsutoshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11034181
    Abstract: Metal transaction cards with removable indicia are provided. In some approaches, a transaction card may include a metal body having a first main side and a second main side, and an identification chip coupled to the first main side of the metal body. The transaction card may further include an exterior layer along the second main side, the exterior layer containing identifying indicia, wherein at least a portion of the exterior layer is removable from the second main side by at least one of: a set of perforations through the exterior layer, and a channel provided along an outer edge of the second main side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Herrington, Tyler Maiman, Stephen Schneider