Patents Examined by Joseph P. Martinez
  • Patent number: 10317711
    Abstract: Systems and methods of manipulating a color displayed by an article of wear comprising iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains are described. Steps may include forming the article of wear from a raw material that include the chains of nanocrystals, applying a magnetic field to the raw material, applying energy to at least some of the chains of nanocrystals to soften materials within the raw material immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to which the energy is applied, adjusting a strength of the magnetic field to control the color displayed by the raw material, removing the energy to allow the materials within the raw material immediately surrounding the chains of nanocrystals to harden and fix a location of the nanocrystals within the chains, and removing the magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Michel Reginald Pierre Joseph Lussier
  • Patent number: 10317779
    Abstract: The imaging apparatus comprises a retractable structure with active and inactive positions. In the inactive position the lens group resides in proximity to an image sensor, and in the active position the lens group resides at a predetermined distance from the image sensor. The lens group is moved between active and inactive positions by at least one actuator. The imaging apparatus also includes a field flattening lens with a concave shape on the side opposite to the image sensor and facing the moving lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mikko Juhola, Marko Eromäki, Eero Salmelin
  • Patent number: 10317586
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relates to a thin film transistor and a method for manufacturing the same, a display substrate and a display device. The thin film transistor comprises an active layer, a source electrode, a drain electrode and an ohmic contact layer, wherein the ohmic contact layer is disposed between the active layer and the source electrode and/or between the active layer and the drain electrode to improve an ohmic contact property of the active layer with the source electrode and/or the drain electrode. The present invention solves the problem of poor ohmic contact effect between the active layer and the source and drain electrodes in the existing thin film transistor, thereby improving the ohmic contact property of the active layer with the source and drain electrodes and meanwhile improving display effect of images of a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Tang, Tao Luo, Qingde Long, Zhiyong Zhang, Xuejie Bai, Wen Xiao, Zerong Yang
  • Patent number: 10310353
    Abstract: A charge-receiving layer for an e-paper assembly includes a plurality of conductive paths spaced apart throughout an insulative matrix, with each conductive path including at least one elongate pattern of conductive particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Doris Chun, Napoleon J Leoni, Henryk Birecki, Omer Gila
  • Patent number: 10310214
    Abstract: An optical element includes first and second optical portions, and a first connection region. The first optical portion has first and second surfaces opposed each other. The first optical portion is light transmissive. The second optical portion has a third surface opposing the first surface and separated from the first surface, and a fourth surface on an opposite side to the third surface. The second optical portion is light transmissive. The first connection region connects at least a portion of an end of the first optical portion and at least a portion of an end of the second optical portion, and provides a seamless connection to the first and second optical portions. The first connection region is light transmissive. At least one of the first or second surfaces includes a portion slanted to a plane perpendicular to a first direction from the second optical portion toward the first optical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Takahiro Terada, Masayuki Tanaka, Hideshi Nakano, Kotaro Kobayashi, Shanying Pan
  • Patent number: 10310251
    Abstract: A system and method for a display device are presented. The display device includes a first support plate. A wall is over the first support plate. The wall is associated with an electrowetting pixel. The wall is configured to allow for the propagation of light having a wavelength within a first range of wavelengths and prevents propagation of light having a second wavelength in a second range of wavelengths. A color filter is positioned over the electrowetting pixel. The color filter allows propagation of light having the wavelength within the first range of wavelengths and preventing propagation of light having the second wavelength within the second range of wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gor Manukyan, Tulasi Sridhar Reddy Guntaka
  • Patent number: 10310240
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a rear unit including at least one lens unit. In the zoom lens, the locus of movement, the focal length, the amount of displacement during zooming, and the shapes of lens surfaces are appropriately set for each lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shin Kuwashiro
  • Patent number: 10310298
    Abstract: A smart sensor-cover apparatus for covering a sensor, such as a vehicle sensor, includes controllable layers, responsive to inputs, such as a wavelength-filtering controllable layer to selectively filter out select wavelengths of light; a polarizing layer controllable layer to selectively polarize or allow through light; a concealing controllable layer to change between a visible state and a concealed state; and an outermost, cleaning, layer configured to melt incident ice. The outermost layer in various embodiments has an outer surface positioned generally flush with an outer vehicle surface for operation of the apparatus, to promote the concealing effect when the concealing layer is not activate. The outermost layer may be configured to self-mend when scratched, and in some cases is hydrophobic, hydrophilic, or super hydrophilic outer surface. An insulating component, such as a glass or polycarbonate layer, is positioned between each adjacent controllable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jinsong Wang, Allan K. Lewis, Qingrong Zhao, Michael T. Chaney, Jr., Robert D. Sims, III, Wende Zhang, Xiaosong Huang
  • Patent number: 10302915
    Abstract: A photographing optical lens system 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, a fifth lens element, a sixth lens element, a seventh lens element and an eighth lens element. The second lens element has positive refractive power. The eighth lens element has an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, wherein the image-side surface of the eighth lens element has at least one convex shape in an off-axis region thereof, and both an object-side surface and the image-side surface thereof are aspheric. The photographing optical lens system has a total of eight lens elements. An air gap in a paraxial region is located between every two lens elements of the photographing optical lens system that are adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10302943
    Abstract: A head-up display projects an image onto an eye-box of an observer. The head-up display includes a plurality of light source elements, liquid crystal panel, first lens, viewpoint detector, and controller. The plurality of light source elements are arranged into an array shape to output light beams. Liquid crystal panel displays the image, and first lens deflects the light beams emitted from the plurality of light source elements such that an identical region in an incident plane of liquid crystal panel is illuminated with the light beams. Viewpoint detector detects a viewpoint position of the observer. Controller controls light intensity of the light source elements according to the viewpoint position detected by viewpoint detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yosuke Asai
  • Patent number: 10303038
    Abstract: A beam steering apparatus includes a transformation layer, of which a refraction index is changed by light irradiation, a pattern layer arranged on the transformation layer and comprises a plurality of patterns, and a light irradiation unit arranged under the transformation layer. The pattern layer has patterns of a metasurface shape to reflect an external laser. The light irradiation unit may emit light having different characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunil Kim, Duhyun Lee, Jungwoo Kim, Changbum Lee
  • Patent number: 10302906
    Abstract: An eyepiece optical system for a near-eye display, and a head-mounted display device are disclosed. The eyepiece optical system has a first lens, a reflection unit, a second lens, and a third lens group. An optical axis of the second lens and an optical axis of the third lens group are coaxially with each other and coaxially with an optical axis of the first lens when they are reflected by the reflection unit. The third lens group has a third lens. An optical surface of the first lens proximate to the eye viewing side is convex to an eye viewing direction, and an optical surface of the second lens proximate to the miniature image displayer side is concave to a miniature image displayer direction. The present eyepiece optical system has advantages such as compact structure, small size, high optical resolution and so on, which gives the best visual experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen NED Optics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongpeng Cao, Huajun Peng
  • Patent number: 10302946
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a frame 10 to be mounted on the head of a viewer; and an image display device 100 attached to the frame 10. The image display device 100 includes: an image forming device 111; and an optical device 120 that guides an image from the image forming device 111 to an eye of the viewer. The optical device 120 includes: a first deflecting unit 130 that deflects the image from the image forming device 111; and a second deflecting unit 140 that deflects the image deflected by the first deflecting unit 130, toward the eye 21 of the viewer. A light reflecting member 151 is further provided to face the image forming device 111, with the optical device 120 being interposed between the image forming device 111 and the light reflecting member 151. Light emitted from the image forming device 111 passes through the optical device 120, is reflected by the light reflecting member 151, reenters the optical device 120, and is deflected by the first deflecting unit 130.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuma Aiki
  • Patent number: 10302919
    Abstract: A mirrorless large-aperture ultra wide-angle lens relates to a wide-angle lens of which a full angle of view is over 100 degrees, and sequentially comprises two parts from an object side to an image side: a first lens group Gr1 having a positive diopter and a second lens group Gr2 having a positive diopter; when an object moves closer from infinity, the first lens group Gr1 is fixed, the second lens group Gr2 moves towards the object to implement an ultra wide-angle microlens which is in focus and meets the following conditional expression: 2.0?F1/F2?10, wherein F1: a focal length of the first lens group Gr1; and F2: a focal length of the first lens group Gr2. The Invention can provide a miniaturized, high-performance, low-cost ultra wide-angle lens whose angle of view is over 100 degrees, achieving strong universality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ANHUI CHANGGENG OPTICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaohua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10302895
    Abstract: A composite plastic lens including: a lens having a convex surface, a lens back surface, and a protrusion formed on at least part of an periphery; and a holder, the lens and the holder being molded integrally, wherein the cross-sectional shape of at least part of the lens including an optical axis on the convex surface side is such that a profile line on the convex surface side is curved in a direction getting closer to the lens back side as it goes from the optical axis side toward a turning point out of an optical effective area, and the cross sectional shape of the protrusion is inverted from the turning point out of the optical effective area toward the periphery in a direction away from the lens back surface, and the holder is fitted to the protrusion so as to include the turning point and is molded integrally on the peripheral side of the resin lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shingo Ishiguri, Shusuke Tobita
  • Patent number: 10302907
    Abstract: Disclosed are an imaging lens having satisfactory performance in a region of near infrared light, and an imaging apparatus including the imaging lens. The imaging lens includes, in order from an object side, as lenses having refractive power, only four lenses including a positive first lens L1, a negative second lens L2, a positive third lens L3, and a positive fourth lens L4. A conditional expression relating to a focal length fs1 of the first lens L1 with respect to s-line and a focal length fs of the entire system with respect to s-line: 0.5<fs1/fs<2.5 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: FUJIFILM Corporation, Nanchang O-Film Optical-Electronic Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taro Asami, Takeshi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10295781
    Abstract: A lens driving device according to an embodiment comprises: a movable unit on which at least one lens is mounted; a first coil and a driving magnet which face and interact with each other such that the movable unit is moved in the optical axis direction of the lens; a position sensor for sensing the position of the movable unit in the optical axis direction or a driver comprising the position sensor; and a positively magnetized magnet arranged to face the position sensor or the driver, wherein the positively magnetized magnet comprises a first side surface, which faces the position sensor and has a first polarity, and a second side surface, which faces the position sensor, which is arranged to be spaced from the first side surface in a direction parallel with the optical axis direction or arranged to abut the first side surface, and which has a second polarity that is the opposite of the first polarity of the first side surface, and the length of the first side surface in the optical axis direction may be equ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Ok Park, Byung Wook Son, Seong Min Lee, Jun Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10288843
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. At least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force. The fifth lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10288978
    Abstract: A naked-eye 3D lens display device and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The present disclosure relates to the technical field of 3D display, and particularly to a naked-eye 3D display technology. The technical problem that the lens of the display device in the prior art cannot be switched between 3D display mode and 2D display mode can be solved. The two electromagnetic shielding films are arranged facing each other. The frame and spacers are arranged between the two electromagnetic shielding films, and the frame and spacers and the two electromagnetic shielding films form a closed space. The electronically controlled magnetic poles are respectively arranged on two inner walls of the electromagnetic shielding films facing each other. The liquid medium is distributed in the closed space. The transparent magnetic particles are arranged in the liquid medium in the closed space. The display screen is fixed on an outer wall of either of the two electromagnetic shielding films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiangjiang Song
  • Patent number: 10288974
    Abstract: An electronic device with a flexible display subassembly is provided. The display stack may use two layers of adhesives having different elastic properties to improve mechanical impact resistance, with a first adhesive layer made of a viscoelastic material and a second adhesive layer having a low modulus of elasticity. The display stack may also include a hot melt protective sheet (HMPS) covering the display subassembly. The HMPS may be wrapped around the two side edges of a rigid substrate to attach directly to the substrate, thereby aiding in the adhesion of the display stack to the substrate. The display stack may also includes a patterned back protective sheet in which the protective backing layer is removed along the curved portions of the display stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Weihsin Hou, Robert Arthur Sprague, Chin Siong Khor, Siddharth Gupta