Patents Examined by James Jones
  • Patent number: 10302913
    Abstract: An imaging lens includes a first lens group; a second lens group; and a third lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens group includes a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens. The second lens group includes a fourth lens and a fifth lens having negative refractive power. The third lens group includes a sixth lens having negative refractive power and a seventh lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Kubota, Kenichi Kubota, Hitoshi Hirano, Tomohiro Yonezawa
  • Patent number: 10281745
    Abstract: The invention relates to spectacles. Said spectacles comprise a spectacle lens having a liquid crystal cell (LC) the transmission (TR) of which can be switched between transmitting and blocking. Furthermore, the spectacles comprise an eye tracker (ET) which can detect the viewing direction of the eye. They further comprise at least one sensor (IL, IR) for measuring the brightness of the visible light incident on it, said sensor being arranged on the eye side of the spectacle lens and measuring the brightness entering through the at least one spectacle lens in a spatially resolved manner. The sensor can determine the brightness of the visible light incident on it from the viewing direction of the eye detected by the eye tracker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Inoptec Limited Zweigniederlassung Deustchland
    Inventor: Ralf G. J. Knoll
  • Patent number: 10254511
    Abstract: An optical lens includes a first lens group, a second lens group and an aperture stop. The first lens group and the second lens group are arranged in order along a direction, and the aperture stop is disposed between the first lens group and the second lens group. The second lens group has positive refractive power and a lens with a diffractive optical surface, and the optical lens satisfies the condition: 2<(?d*V)/?r<5, where ?d denotes refractive power of the diffractive optical surface, ?r denotes refractive power of the lens, and V denotes an Abbe number of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: YOUNG OPTICS INC.
    Inventor: Sheng-Tang Lai
  • Patent number: 10241307
    Abstract: An image forming lens system includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit. The first lens unit includes in order from the object side, a front-side lens unit having a positive refractive power and a rear-side lens unit. The second lens unit moves at a time of focusing. The third lens unit has a positive lens element. The rear-side lens unit includes a negative lens element and a positive lens element. The front-side lens unit has an aspherical surface having a positive refractive power on an axis, or the rear-side lens unit has an aspherical surface having a negative refractive power on an axis. The lens element closest to the object side in the first lens unit is fixed in position. Following Conditional Expression (9) is satisfied: 0.06?|fG2/f|?0.195??(9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuteru Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10234656
    Abstract: A camera lens with a single optical axis includes a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a positive refractive power, a third lens having a negative refractive power, a fourth lens having a positive refractive power, and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power. The first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, the fifth lens, and an image sensor are arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side, where an axial distance between the third lens and the fourth lens is CT34, an axial distance between the fourth lens and the fifth lens is CT45, and the following condition is satisfied: 8.3<CT34/CT45<15.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wan-Chien Yang
  • Patent number: 10234604
    Abstract: An ocular optical system configured to allow imaging rays from a display frame to enter an observer's eye through the ocular optical system to form an image is provided. The ocular optical system includes a lens element having an eye-side surface and a display-side surface. The lens element has an optical axis extending from a display side toward an eye side. The display-side surface of the lens element adopts a Fresnel lens design. The display-side has a plurality of effective sub-surfaces and a plurality of ineffective sub-surfaces. The effective sub-surfaces are configured to allow the image rays to form an image. Each ineffective sub-surface connects two adjacent effective sub-surfaces. The ocular optical system satisfies: 1.500?R1/SagI?4.000, where SagI is a total of lengths of orthogonal projections of the effective sub-surfaces respectively projected onto the optical axis, and R1 is a half of a clear aperture of the display-side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Yang Huang, Wan-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 10228539
    Abstract: The invention discloses a six-piece optical lens for capturing image and a six-piece optical module for capturing image. In order from an object-side surface to an image-side surface, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens with refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; a fifth lens with refractive power; a sixth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the six lens elements is aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu, Nai-Yuan Tang
  • Patent number: 10222614
    Abstract: A refractive optical system is disposed in an optical path from a display surface to a viewing area and between a projection optical system and the viewing area. A housing receives a display device, the projection optical system, and the refractive optical system, and is provided with an opening. An opening cover has at least partially a curved portion, and is disposed in the opening so that light emitted from the display surface is incident on a convex side of the curved portion. When a light beam that is emitted from a center of the display surface and reaches a center of the viewing area is referred to as a reference light beam, a head-up display satisfies the following condition (1): L2?L1??(1) where L1 is a distance from an end on the anterior side of the observer of the refractive optical system to the opening cover, and L2 is a distance from a position at which the reference light beam passes through the refractive optical system to the opening cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kuzuhara, Hiroaki Okayama
  • Patent number: 10222576
    Abstract: In order to provide a projection lens barrel and a projection display device that are capable of correcting the optical characteristics of a plurality of lens groups, a projection lens barrel, comprising a lens optical system causing light from an image display element to be formed as a projected image on a screen, also comprises correction mechanisms that move each of at least two lens groups along an optical axis and correct the optical characteristics to be corrected, said lens groups each having different optical characteristics for correction in order to suppress reduction in image quality of a projected image caused by changes in optical characteristics caused by temperature changes in the projection lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nittoh Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Hanaoka, Takahiko Matsuo, Takuya Fujimatsu
  • Patent number: 10222609
    Abstract: A micromirror assembly is described as including a spring-mounted mirror and at least one stop unit, which is designed to restrict a movement of the mirror in the event of a movement of the mirror in a predefined direction out of its idle position. Furthermore, the invention relates to a projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Rainer Straub, Stefan Pinter, Johannes Baader, Andreas Duell, Frederic Njikam Njimonzie, Joerg Muchow, Helmut Grutzeck, Stefan Mark
  • Patent number: 10215962
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens system includes six lens elements which are, 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, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. The first lens element has negative refractive power. The third lens element has an object-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof and an image-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof. The fourth lens element has positive refractive power. The fifth lens element has negative refractive power. The sixth lens element has positive refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ssu-Hsin Liu, Shu-Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10209538
    Abstract: An active, transparency-controlled window comprises at least one layer of a material that is transparent to at least selected wavelengths of light; at least one layer of photochromic material having a transparency, to the at least selected wavelengths of light, that can be controllably altered by an activating light; and a controllable source of light that activates the photochromic material to controllably alter the transparency of the photochromic material to the at least selected wavelengths of light. The material that is transparent to at least selected wavelengths of light may be a material selected from the group consisting of glass and plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Elbit Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Noam Gross, Ariela Donval, Doron Nevo, Moshe Oron
  • Patent number: 10209600
    Abstract: An electrically conducting support for an electrochromic device and its manufacture; the electrically conducting support including, in this order: a substrate, an optional underlayer, a first inorganic layer on the optional underlayer or on the substrate, partially or completely structured in thickness with traversing holes or cavities, an electrode, made of metal grid with strands which exhibit, along their length, a rough central region between less rough lateral regions which are flush with the top surface, an electrically conducting coating made of inorganic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Denis Guimard, Samuel Dubrenat, Joao Abreu
  • Patent number: 10203487
    Abstract: An imaging lens system (imaging lens) having a focal length f is formed of a first lens group formed of three negative lenses and a single positive lens or a cemented lens and a second lens group having a positive focal length with the first lens group and the second lens group sequentially arranged from the enlargement side and employs the stereographic projection method that satisfies a condition of y=a·f·tan(?/2) (?: 1.8???2.2). The thus configured imaging lens system readily allows distortion to be reduced at each image height y and the degree of compression to be also reduced for sufficient resolution at the periphery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nobutaka Minefuji
  • Patent number: 10203432
    Abstract: A Fresnel lens system, comprising at least two tooth faces located on the same light path; each of the tooth faces comprises at least one Fresnel unit, each Fresnel unit being a Fresnel refraction surface formed by an original curved surface; at least one of the two tooth faces is a complex Fresnel refraction surface or a filled Fresnel refraction surface, or the two tooth faces are at a same physical interface and an element located thereon has a reflective back surface. The Fresnel lens system can adequately utilize the advantage of thinness of Fresnel lens, thus better adjusting the light path without a significant increase in the thickness of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BOLYMEDIA HOLDINGS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoping Hu
  • Patent number: 10188290
    Abstract: Detecting position information related to a face, and more particularly to an eyeball in a face, using a detection and ranging system, such as a Radio Detection And Ranging (“RADAR”) system, or a Light Detection And Ranging (“LIDAR”) system. The position information may include a location of the eyeball, translational motion information related to the eyeball (e.g., displacement, velocity, acceleration, jerk, etc.), rotational motion information related to the eyeball (e.g., rotational displacement, rotational velocity, rotational acceleration, etc.) as the eyeball rotates within its socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: StereoVision Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lee Sebastian, Kendall L. Belsley
  • Patent number: 10185201
    Abstract: In a device for displaying images by application of an electric field to a charged substance, a structure for reducing afterimages and a method for manufacturing the structure are provided. The device is a display device which includes a plurality of pixel electrodes and a charged layer (a layer including a charged substance) provided over the pixel electrodes. An end of one of two pixel electrodes that are adjacent to each other among the plurality of pixel electrodes has a depression in an end-face direction, and an end of the other of the pixel electrodes has a projection in the end-face direction. In a state in which the depression and the projection are in a set, a gap is formed between the two pixel electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hajime Kimura
  • Patent number: 10185118
    Abstract: A lens control apparatus having a focusing lens capable of moving in an optical axis direction provided within a lens barrel including a photographing lens, comprising; a ring rotatably disposed to the lens barrel; a memory storing a first relationship between a rotation angle of the ring and a value relating to a photographing distance corresponding to a first photographing distance area and a second relationship between a rotation angle of the ring and a value relating to a photographing distance corresponding to a second photographing distance area on a shorter distance side than the first photographing distance area; and a controller controlling a position in an optical axis direction of the focusing lens by selecting the first relationship or the second relationship in accordance with a rotation angle of the ring and calculating a value relating to a photographing distance in accordance with a rotation angle of the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Okawa
  • Patent number: 10185130
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; and a third lens group having positive refractive power; upon zooming from a wide-angle end state to a telephoto end state, a distance between the first lens group and the second lens group and a distance between the second lens group and the third lens group being varied. The variable magnification optical system further includes a V lens group GV having negative refractive power and being moved to have a component in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis, and an F lens group GF having positive refractive power and being moved along the optical axis upon focusing from an infinitely distant object to a close object, the V lens group GV being disposed on the more object side than the F lens group GF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Sashima, Akihiko Obama
  • Patent number: 10175450
    Abstract: A lens driving device includes: a lens carrier for fixing a lens barrel to the inside thereof; a driving unit for moving the lens carrier along the optical axis direction of the lens barrel; and an upper leaf spring and a lower leaf spring attached to the lens carrier in a manner that a surface of the each upper leaf spring and lower leaf spring is oriented orthogonal to the optical axis direction at an upper part and a lower part of the lens carrier and so that the lens carrier is supported in a manner to move freely in the optical axis direction of the lens barrel; wherein the lens carrier has an opening through which the lens barrel can be inserted from the direction intersecting the optical axis direction of the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: New Shicoh Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Sekiguchi