Patents Examined by Derek S. Chapel
  • Patent number: 10895734
    Abstract: An anastigmat Korsch telescope with three aspherical mirrors includes a bearing structure having a first face to which the first mirror is attached, a hollow structure of a shape elongated in a direction substantially perpendicular to the plane of the central aperture, limited by walls attached to the inside of which are the second mirror in a portion of the hollow structure located in front of the first mirror, and at least one other mirror selected from the third mirror and the at least one deflecting mirror, the walls having at least one first aperture so as to allow a light beam to pass through coming from the object originating from the first mirror and heading toward the second mirror, the bearing structure further comprising means of attachment of the hollow structure to the bearing structure, at least one structure selected from the hollow structure and the bearing structure having a portion traversing the central aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Nicolas Tetaz, François-Régis Gourillon
  • Patent number: 10890781
    Abstract: A lens driving device includes two pairs of an image-stabilization coil part and an image-stabilization magnet part disposed along a first side and a second side that are adjacent to each other, respectively. An autofocus movable part is disposed eccentrically with respect to a central axis along the direction of the optical axis. An image-stabilization fixed part includes connection terminal parts that are respectively disposed on the first side and the second side, and are connected to power supply wiring of the image-stabilization coil part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Yulin Zhang, Masayoshi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10884378
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for forming a 3D holographic image using non-periodically structured optical elements. The 3D holographic image apparatus includes a light source configured to radiate light, a spatial light modulator configured to modulate the light projected by the light source, and a non-periodic optical element configured to modulate incident light by refracting, diffracting or reflecting the direction of the incident light in a plurality of directions when the light modulated by the spatial light modulator is incident. A 3D holographic image may be formed based on the light modulated by the non-periodic optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: YongKeun Park, Jong chan Park, KyeoReh Lee
  • Patent number: 10877289
    Abstract: There are provided a reflecting module for optical image stabilization (OIS) and a camera module including the same. The reflecting module for OIS includes: a housing including an internal space; a movable holder supported in the internal space of the housing by an elastic member; a reflecting member disposed on the movable holder; and a driving part configured to provide driving force to the movable holder so that the movable holder is moved relative to the housing, wherein the elastic member includes a fixed frame fixed to the housing, a movable frame provided in the fixed frame, and a spring connecting the fixed frame and the movable frame to each other and, the movable frame is movable in relation to two axes perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong Won Jeong, Jae Kyung Kim, Young Bok Yoon, Hyun Kag Park
  • Patent number: 10877181
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate with low-reflection property having small changes in reflected light and color between a principal surface and a side surface when it is visually recognized, and including high displayability in a front substrate or the like which is disposed while exposing the side surface. A substrate 10 with low-reflection property includes: a transparent substrate 11; a first low-reflection film 12 provided on one principal surface of the transparent substrate 11; and a second low-reflection film 13 provided on a side surface of the transparent substrate 11, wherein luminous reflectance Rtot of the first low-reflection film 12 provided on one principal surface is 1.5% or less, luminous reflectance Rs of the second low-reflection film 13 provided on the side surface is 2.5% or less, chromaticity a* is 0 to 4, and chromaticity b* is 3 to 9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Kensuke Fujii
  • Patent number: 10866429
    Abstract: Single-stage polarization interference filters (PIFs) which produce sinusoidal transmission spectra useful for (Red, Green, Blue) color enhancement (CE). The depth of the CE effect can be modulated by rotating a polarizer. Further, a color suppression (CS) (Cyan/Yellow) state is obtained by rotating a polarizer to the orthogonal state, and a spectrally flat neutral state is obtained at an intermediate polarizer orientation. Described are CE filters that are very stable in transmitted lumens and white-point during tuning, which can, for example, substantially eliminate the need for image post-processing. Tunable CE filters can be used for sensors, image capture, display, tunable light sources, augmented reality, virtual reality, and sunglass eyewear applications. Further described are camera filters with a unique two-step tuning mechanism, which allows photographers to make independent adjustments to functional filter characteristics using a single hand in a sequential manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Gary Sharp Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Sharp, Anthony D. McGettigan
  • Patent number: 10866396
    Abstract: An illumination arrangement for a light sheet microscope, in which a sample is illuminated using an illumination light beam that is formed as a light sheet in a region of the sample, includes an illumination objective, a tube lens and astigmatic optics. The astigmatic optics are designed in such a way and arranged between the tube lens and the illumination objective in such a way that the illumination light beam exiting from the illumination objective is focused both in a sagittal plane and in a meridional plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Florian Fahrbach, Werner Knebel, Joachim Bradl
  • Patent number: 10858553
    Abstract: A polarizing film, wherein transparent protective films are laid, respectively, on/over both surfaces of a polarizer to interpose an adhesive layer (a) and an adhesive layer (b), respectively, between both surfaces of a polarizer, and transparent protective films. The adhesive layer (a) on/over one of both the surfaces has a glass transition temperature of ?60° C. or higher and lower than 40° C. The adhesive layer (b) on/over the other surface has a glass transition temperature of 40° C. or higher. The adhesive layer (a) is a layer formed in the form of a cured product layer yielded by radiating an active energy ray to an active-energy-ray-curable adhesive composition (a). The active-energy-ray-curable adhesive composition (a) comprises, as radical polymerizable compounds, a component A having a logPow of ?2 to 2, and a component B having a logPow more than 7, these logPow values being each an octanol/water distribution coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Masayuki Okamoto, Satoshi Mita, Yoshimi Konno, Taiyan Jiang, Tetsuro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10859804
    Abstract: A system combines an operating microscope and an endoscope. The operating microscope includes a light source with a first color temperature that illuminates a first portion of an operating field. The endoscope includes an LED light source with a second color temperature that illuminates a second portion of the operating field, wherein the two color temperatures are matched to one another in such a way that, in optical and/or digital imaging of the operating microscope and/or in optical and/or digital imaging of the endoscope, there are no perceivable color differences in portions of the operating field that are illuminated and observed jointly by the operating microscope and the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
    Inventors: Helge Jess, Martin Fanenbruck, Roland Guckler
  • Patent number: 10852517
    Abstract: Problem: To provide an observation auxiliary device that can appropriately and readily perform observation using an exciting light as a light source. Resolution Means: Provided are an imaging unit 104 that uses a light emitted from a second beam splitter 202 of a microscope 2 that can use an exciting light and an observation light, which is a light including a wavelength other than that of the exciting light, as a light source by switching there between and is provided with the second beam splitter 202 to image images of the same observation region of the microscope 2 in situations where the exciting light and the observation light are used as the light source and an output unit 106 that overlaps, synthesizes, and outputs the images imaged by the imaging unit 104 respectively using the exciting light and the observation light as the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: National University Corporation Asahikawa Medical University
    Inventors: Kyosuke Kamada, Yukie Tamura, Fumiya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10845674
    Abstract: A ghost reducing device and an imaging device provided with it, a ghost reducing method, and an imaging optical system that can effectively reduce ghosts while having a simple and inexpensive configuration. A ghost reducing device includes a douser that has at least one opening that lets light pass through, and that totally blocks light in a symmetrical position of the opening with respect to an optical axis of an imaging optical system. The douser is disposed in the vicinity of a pupil position of the imaging optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: KAMUY Innovation Corporation
    Inventors: Koutarou Takigami, Yasuhiro Sawada
  • Patent number: 10845583
    Abstract: A scanning microscope includes a scanning unit that causes irradiation light emitted by a light source to scan a sample, an optical system that guides the emitted light that has passed through the scanning unit to the sample, an isolation unit that includes a transmissive portion that enables the irradiation light to pass the transmissive portion and a reflective portion that reflects at least some of light that is included in emitted light generated from the sample as a result of the irradiation light being radiated to the sample and that has passed through the optical system and the scanning unit, and a detection unit that detects the emitted light that has passed through the isolation unit. The isolation unit is disposed in an optical path of the irradiation light between the light source and the scanning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naoki Kohara, Akira Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10816785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coded zoom knob (3) for detecting the rotation of the zoom drive shaft (4) of a zoom system (10) of a microscope (1), comprising a stator (40) and a rotor (30) rotatable in relation to the stator (40), the rotor (30) being adapted to be mounted to the zoom drive shaft (4), and the stator (40) comprising a rotation sensor (43) for sensing a rotation of the rotor (30), and to a method of retrofitting a microscope with such a coded zoom knob (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Leica Instruments (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chee-Keong Chew, Peng Liu, Andreas Bosch
  • Patent number: 10809430
    Abstract: Various embodiments may provide a polarization device for polarizing electromagnetic waves. The polarization device may include a stacked arrangement including a medium and an anti-reflection coating in contact with the medium. The polarization device may also include a periodic array of polarization elements in contact with the medium. The polarization device may be configured to, based on an electric response and a magnetic response of the periodic array of the polarization elements, transmit first polarized electromagnetic waves having a first polarization and reflect second polarized electromagnetic waves having a second polarization upon receiving the electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Arseniy Kuznetsov, Ramon Jose Paniagua Dominguez
  • Patent number: 10802441
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical modulation device, an optical modulation method and a holographic display apparatus. The optical modulation device is configured to perform optical modulation of a light beam and comprising: an amplitude modulator, configured to perform amplitude modulation of the light beam based on amplitude information in complex amplitude information of each pixel of a digital hologram; an optical scanning assembly, configured to scan the light beam within a predetermined range; a phase modulator, configured to perform phase modulation of the light beam based on phase information in the complex amplitude information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Bingchuan Shi
  • Patent number: 10802376
    Abstract: An auto focus support section (13) of a lens driving device has a support body (41) and a reinforcing section (42). The support body has a fixed end (411) connected to an auto focus fixing section (12), free ends (413) connected to an auto focus movable section (11), and arms (412) connected to the fixed end and the free ends. The arms are made of an elastic material, with two hinge sections (412a, 412b) thinner than surrounding structures and axes orthogonal to the optical axis, that move together with the auto focus movable section towards the optical axis. The arms bend in opposite directions at the two hinge sections. The reinforcing sections are made of a material more rigid than the elastic material of the arms, and are disposed between the two hinge sections of the arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Masayoshi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10802444
    Abstract: An illumination apparatus using a coherent light source, including a light beam scanning device that irradiates a light beam onto a hologram recording medium, and scans the light beam so that an irradiation position of the light beam on the hologram recording medium changes with time. The light beam scanning device scans the light beam so that an irradiation direction of the light beam with respect to the hologram recording medium is along the particular optical path, the light beam scanning device having a function of bending the light beam at a fixed scanning origin so that the light beam swings around the fixed scanning origin on a plane including the fixed scanning origin, and scans the light beam in a one-dimensional direction on the hologram recording medium. Illumination light obtained from the hologram recording medium is irradiated onto a light receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Makio Kurashige
  • Patent number: 10795128
    Abstract: An image capturing optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element has negative refractive power. The second lens element has an object-side surface being convex. The fourth lens element has an image-side surface being convex. The fifth lens element has negative refractive power. A total number of the lens elements in the image capturing optical lens assembly is five.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Tung-Yi Hsieh, Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10795236
    Abstract: In an optical unit with shake correction function, a first stopper mechanism configured to define a swinging range of a movable member is composed of: a first projection part for stopper and a second projection part for stopper, both of which are provided in a camera module; and a projection portion (abutment target) of a holder bottom plate member. Therefore, when the first projection part for stopper and the second projection part for stopper; and the projection portion of the holder bottom plate member abut against each other and then movement in the Z axis direction of the movable member is restricted, the camera module does not move in the Z axis direction any more. Accordingly, the camera module does not slip off from a camera module holder of the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Takeshi Sue
  • Patent number: 10782464
    Abstract: In a general aspect, optical beams are manipulated. In some cases, an optical device includes an inlet to receive a first beam, and one or more prism pairs. Each prism pair includes one or more birefringent gradients configured to transform the first beam into a second beam. The second beam is associated with a lattice of cells, where each cell includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion is associated with a first orbital angular momentum (OAM) mode and a first polarization, and the second portion is associated with a second OAM mode and a second polarization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Quantum Valley Investment Fund LP
    Inventors: Dusan Sarenac, David G. Cory, Dmitry A. Pushin, Joachim Nsofini, Ian Hincks