Patents Examined by Joseph P. Martinez
  • Patent number: 11409070
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a suspension assembly having a support member, a moving member movably coupled to the support member, and shape metal alloy wires coupled between the support and moving members by attachment structures. According to various embodiments, the attachment structures include at least one of: an adhesive disposed proximate to a side of the attachment structures and between the attachment structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
    Inventors: Bryan J. Scheele, Dean E. Myers, Michael W. Davis, Erich W. Bierbrauer, Mark A. Miller
  • Patent number: 11409079
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens includes a first lens element, a second lens, an aperture stop, a third lens element and a fourth lens element from an object side to an image side in order along an optical axis, and each lens element has an object-side surface and an image-side surface. An optical axis of the image-side surface of the first lens element is convex and an optical axis of the image-side surface of the fourth lens element is concave. HFOV stands for the half field of view of the entire optical imaging lens and TTL is a distance from the object-side surface of the first lens element to an image plane along the optical axis to satisfy HFOV/TTL?1.500°/mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chien Hsieh, Ou Zhou, Lanlan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11409049
    Abstract: A MEMS element includes a substrate, a fixing portion provided at the substrate, first and second actuators provided at the fixing portion, a drive target member coupled to the first and second actuators, a third actuator provided at the fixing portion, and a restriction member coupled to the third actuator. The first and second actuators drive the drive target member in a direction parallel to or crossing an upper surface of the substrate. The third actuator drives the restriction member in a direction crossing a movement direction of the drive target member to position the restriction member within a movement plane of the drive target member such that the restriction member restricts displacement of the drive target member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO PRECISION PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Okimoto, Mario Kiuchi, Ryohei Uchino
  • Patent number: 11408223
    Abstract: This disclosure provides connectors for smart windows. A smart window may incorporate an optically switchable pane. In one aspect, a window unit includes an insulated glass unit including an optically switchable pane. A wire assembly may be attached to the edge of the insulated glass unit and may include wires in electrical communication with electrodes of the optically switchable pane. A floating connector may be attached to a distal end of the wire assembly. The floating connector may include a flange and a nose, with two holes in the flange for affixing the floating connector to a first frame. The nose may include a terminal face that present two exposed contacts of opposite polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Clark Brown
  • Patent number: 11402551
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical lens (10) for a photodiode-equipped device, which is arrangeable at and/or in the photodiode-equipped device in such a way that light beams (14) emitted by at least two photodiodes of the photodiode-equipped device transmit into the optical lens (10) through a light entrance side (S1) of the optical lens (10) and emerge from the optical lens (10) at a light exit side (S2) of the optical lens (10), and for which a central longitudinal axis (16) extending centrally through the light entrance side (S1) and centrally through the light exit side (S2) is definable, wherein the light entrance side (S1) of the optical lens (10) and the light exit side (S2) of the optical lens (10) are embodied in each case as a freeform surface for off-axis projection in such a way that the light beams (14) emitted by the photodiodes (32) arranged on a circular path around the central longitudinal axis (16) are focused off-axis by means of the optical lens (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, TRUMPF PHOTONIC COMPONENTS GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Van Der Lee, Balazs Jatekos, Hans Spruit, Peter Jutte
  • Patent number: 11391943
    Abstract: The invention concerns a multi-pupil lightguide element, a diffractive personal display, multi-pupil projector, a method for displaying an image and a use. The element comprises lightguide means, diffractive in-coupling means for coupling an image directed to the in-coupling means into the lightguide means, and diffractive out-coupling means for coupling said image out of the lightguide means. According to the invention, the diffractive in-coupling means comprise at least two in-coupling gratings laterally displaced from each other on said lightguide means for receiving segments of said image, and the diffractive out-coupling means is optically associated with said at least two in-coupling gratings for reproducing said image from said image segments. The invention allows for expanding the field-of-view of near-to-eye displays, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dispelix Oy
    Inventors: Juuso Olkkonen, Mika Aikio, Antti Sunnari
  • Patent number: 11391932
    Abstract: The zoom lens includes, in order from object side to image side, a positive first lens unit (LU), a negative second LU, a positive third LU, and a rear lens group including at least one LU. The zoom lens further includes an aperture stop. A LU arranged on image side of aperture stop moves during zooming. The first LU consists of at least two positive lenses (TPL), and two negative lenses (TNL). An average partial dispersion ratio (APDR) of TNL, APDR of TPL having highest refractive powers of at least TPL, an average Abbe number (AAN) of TNL, AAN of TPL, larger one of Abbe numbers of TNL, smaller one of Abbe numbers of TPL, focal lengths of first and second LUs, a distance from an optical surface closest to object side to image plane, and a focal length of zoom lens at a telephoto end are each appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yosuke Eguchi
  • Patent number: 11391915
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens group and a second lens group. The first lens group includes a first lens and a second lens. The second lens group includes a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens. The first to seventh lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side toward an imaging plane. The optical imaging system satisfies TTL/2Y<1.3, where TTL is a distance from an object-side surface of the first lens to the imaging plane, and 2Y is a diagonal length of the imaging plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Youn Lee
  • Patent number: 11385436
    Abstract: The invention relates firstly to a method for determining a mechanical deviation on a displacement path of an optical zoom lens (03), in particular on a displacement path of an optical zoom lens (03) of a microscope. The optical zoom lens (03) is arranged in a beam path (01) between an object (19) to be recorded and an electronic image sensor (04). In a first method step, an optical marker is introduced into the beam path (01) at a position of the beam path (01) located between the object (19) to be recorded and the optical zoom lens (03), such that the optical marker passes the optical zoom lens (03) and then is depicted on an image in which a position of the optical marker is detected and determined. This is compared with a reference position of the optical marker in order to determine the mechanical deviation on the displacement path of the optical zoom lens (03).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Stegmann, Daniel Harangozo, Peter Schacht, Thomas Milde
  • Patent number: 11378789
    Abstract: A variable magnification optical system comprising, in order from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a rear lens group; upon varying magnification, the first lens group being fixed with respect to the image plane and each distance between the neighboring lens groups being varied; the rear lens group comprising a focusing lens group which is moved upon carrying out focusing; and the predetermined conditional expressions being satisfied, whereby it is possible to suppress superbly variations in aberrations upon varying the magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoki Ito
  • Patent number: 11378722
    Abstract: An optical lens head, an camera module, and an assembling method therefor, wherein the camera module comprises a photosensitive chip (23) and an optical lens head (10); said optical lens head (10) comprises a plurality of optical lenses (111); the assembly position of one of the optical lenses (111) is adjustable; each of the optical lenses (111) is black-lacquered and matte-treated; a connecting portion (1113), a light-beam entrance hole (1114) and a light-shielding portion (1115) are formed on the corresponding optical lenses (111), such that the individual optical lenses (111) can be successively and jointly assembled together, eliminating the need of a spacing ring, a diaphragm, a lens barrel and other structural components used in a conventional camera module, thereby improving manufacture precision, production yield and imaging quality of the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Nan Guo, Heng Jiang, Chunmei Liu
  • Patent number: 11378775
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a camera lens which has good optical properties and a narrow angle, and includes five lenses. The camera lens includes, from an object side, a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens having a positive refractive power, and a fifth lens having a positive refractive power. The camera lens satisfies specified relational expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Teraoka
  • Patent number: 11372231
    Abstract: Articles comprises iron oxide colloidal nanocrystals arranged within chains, wherein the chains of nanocrystals are embedded within a material used to form the article or a transfer medium used to transfer a color to the article are described. The material or transfer medium includes elastic properties that allow the nanocrystals to display a temporary color determined by the strength of an external force applied to the article, and the material or transfer medium includes memory properties that cause the displayed temporary color to dissipate when the external force is removed, wherein the dissipation of the displayed temporary color is sufficiently slow as to be visually observable by an average observer's unaided eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ADIDAS AG
    Inventor: Michel Reginald Pierre Joseph Lussier
  • Patent number: 11372306
    Abstract: A polymeric film includes a plurality of tapered microcells containing a dispersion of a first group and a second group of charged particles. The first group and second group of charged particles having opposite charge polarities. The tapered microcells include a wall and at least a portion of the wall is configured to repel the first group of charged particles. Also provided is a method of making a laminate for an electrophoretic display comprising embossing a plurality of tapered microcells through a layer of polymeric film and into a release sheet to form an embossed film; laminating the embossed film to a layer of conductive material on a protective sheet to form a laminated film; removing the release sheet from the polymeric film to form an opening to an interior of each microcell of the laminated film; filling the microcells with a dispersion fluid; and sealing the microcells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: George G. Harris, Jay William Anseth
  • Patent number: 11372476
    Abstract: A low-profile eye-tracking system for an off-visor helmet-mounted display (HMD) includes annular illuminators clipped to, and aligned with, the terminal component (e.g., the emitter or combiner) of the HMD optical chain. The illuminators include visible-light or IR light sources mounted around the circumference of the illuminator for bouncing light off the visor's inner surface and into the pilot's left or right eye (the HMD may include separate eye-tracking systems for each eye). Image sensors are positioned to sequentially capture images of the illuminated eyes reflected off the visor surface. HMD onboard electronics analyze the captured image sequence to determine the azimuth and elevation of the pilot's eye relative to the centerline of the HMD optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby D. Foote, Brock A. Macknick, Jeffrey E. Crow
  • Patent number: 11372219
    Abstract: A zoom lens consisting of, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a rear lens unit having one or more lens units and having a positive refractive power as a whole. Intervals between adjacent lens units change during zooming. The first lens unit has at least three meniscus lenses each having a negative refractive power and a convex shape toward the object side. At least one of the at least three meniscus lenses includes an aspherical surface having a positive aspherical amount. A predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohei Kimura
  • Patent number: 11366294
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens assembly includes a focus tunable component and an imaging lens system. The imaging lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group and a second lens group. The first lens group includes, in order from the object side to the image side, an object-side first lens element and an object-side second lens element. The second lens group includes, in order from the image side to the object side, an image-side first lens element and an image-side second lens element. At least one lens surface of at least one lens element in the imaging lens system is aspheric and has at least one inflection point. The imaging lens system has a total of at least four lens elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Lun Hsu, Tzu-Chieh Kuo
  • Patent number: 11366320
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate a head-worn computer with a see-through display wherein computer content is presented to a user wearing the head-worn computer and through which the user sees a surrounding environment, wherein the see-through display generates image light comprised of narrow bandwidths of red, green and blue light and wherein the see-through display further includes a tristimulus notch mirror positioned to reflect the image light towards the user's eye, and wherein the tristimulus notch mirror reflects less than a full width half max of the red image light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Edward H. Nortrup, John N. Border, John D. Haddick
  • Patent number: 11353675
    Abstract: An accessory that can be attached to a camera body, the camera body including a first camera-side clock terminal that outputs a first clock signal, a second camera-side clock terminal to which a second clock signal is input, and a first camera-side power supply terminal that outputs first power, the accessory includes: an eighth terminal that is brought into contact with the first camera-side clock terminal; a tenth terminal that is brought into contact with the second camera-side clock terminal; and a second terminal that is brought into contact with the first camera-side power supply terminal, wherein: a distance between the tenth terminal and the second terminal is longer than a distance between the eighth terminal and the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Funaoka, Kiyoshi Yasuda, Hideaki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11352834
    Abstract: This disclosure provides connectors for smart windows. A smart window may incorporate an optically switchable pane. In one aspect, a window unit includes an insulated glass unit including an optically switchable pane. A wire assembly may be attached to the edge of the insulated glass unit and may include wires in electrical communication with electrodes of the optically switchable pane. A floating connector may be attached to a distal end of the wire assembly. The floating connector may include a flange and a nose, with two holes in the flange for affixing the floating connector to a first frame. The nose may include a terminal face that present two exposed contacts of opposite polarity. Pre-wired spacers improve fabrication efficiency and seal integrity of insulated glass units. Electrical connection systems include those embedded in the secondary seal of the insulated glass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: View, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Brown, Mark A. Collins, Travis D. Wilbur, Alexander Rumer, Dennis Mullins