Patents Examined by Ricky Mack
  • Patent number: 10394051
    Abstract: An ophthalmic lens is presented. The lens includes a toric optical zone and a phase-affecting, non-diffractive optical element for extending depth of focus of imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Brien Holden Vision Institute
    Inventors: Shai Ben-Yaish, Alex Zlotnik, Ido Raveh, Ofer Limon, Oren Yehezkel, Karen Lahav-Yacouel, Michael Goldstein, Zeev Zalevsky
  • Patent number: 10203481
    Abstract: A lens module may include a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens having positive refractive power; a third lens having negative refractive power; a fourth lens having refractive power; a fifth lens having refractive power; a sixth lens having negative refractive power; and a seventh lens having refractive power and one or more inflection points formed in locations thereof not crossing an optical axis, wherein the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, the fifth lens, the sixth lens and the seventh lens are disposed in a sequential order from the first lens to the seventh lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyu Min Chae
  • Patent number: 10175449
    Abstract: A camera module including a housing; a lens barrel having a lens and reciprocating in the housing; a magnetic member coupled with the lens barrel; an electromagnetic member coupled with the housing and generating a magnetic field so that the lens barrel moves along an optical axis; and a Hall sensor in the housing and detecting a change in magnetic field according to a position of the magnetic member before electric power is outputted to the electromagnetic member. A control unit sets a current position of the magnetic member as a first target position, setting an initial position for driving auto focusing as a second target position, aligning the lens barrel to the first target position by controlling electric power supplied to the electromagnetic member, and then moving the lens barrel to the second target position by supplying electric power to the electromagnetic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoon Heo, Yong-Joon Park, Jung-Wook Hwang
  • Patent number: 10168546
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes a focus lens unit that moves in focus adjustment, a magnification lens unit including lens units that move in magnification, and a relay lens unit that does not move for magnification, in this order from the object side toward the image side, and a correction lens unit that is disposed in the focus lens unit or magnification lens unit and moves in the optical axis direction to correct displacement of the in-focus position. The amounts of change in in-focus position at the wide angle and telephoto ends with the correction lens unit moved by 1 mm in the optical axis direction, the maximum absolute value of the amount of movement of the correction lens unit for correcting displacement of the in-focus position, and the maximum absolute value of the amount of movement of the lens units in the magnification lens unit are set as appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Shoichi Takemoto, Tsuyoshi Wakazono, Nobuyuki Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10162242
    Abstract: The present invention provides a solution for a highlight or multicolor display device, in which each display cell can display high quality color states. More specifically, an electrophoretic fluid is provided which comprises three types of charged particles and a fourth type of particles which is substantially uncharged neutral buoyancy particles, all of which are dispersed in a solvent or solvent mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Ming Wang, Hui Du, HongMei Zang, Peter Laxton
  • Patent number: 10149612
    Abstract: A scanning laser ophthalmoscope for scanning the retina of an eye is provided comprising a light source emitting a beam of light, scan relay elements, wherein the light source and the scan relay elements provide a two-dimensional scan of the light beam which is transferred from an apparent point source at a pupillary point of the eye to the retina of the eye, and a static aberration correction element which has a shape defined to provide correction of aberrations of at least some of the scan relay elements and a location within the ophthalmoscope chosen to provide correction of aberrations of at least some of the scan relay elements, which location maintains transfer of the beam of light from the apparent point source at the pupillary point of the eye to the retina of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: OPTOS PLC
    Inventors: Gonzalo Muyo, Derek Swan
  • Patent number: 10126520
    Abstract: A rotation regulating device and a lens barrel includes a rotating ring, a holder that rotatably holds the rotating ring, a rotation regulator that regulates the rotation of the rotating ring by contacting and stopping the rotating ring, and a receiver that receives a part of the rotation regulator. The rotation regulator is held on the holder and formed of an elastic body. The holder includes a holding shaft that holds the rotation regulator and a rotation stopper that stops the rotation regulator to prevent the rotation regulator from rotating about the holding shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Mitani
  • Patent number: 10126531
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a motorized lens tray for a multi-focal length lens imaging system. In particular, a lens trays holds a variety of fixed focal length lenses, and a motorized mechanism moves the lens tray to align the desired lens with an imaging unit. This provides the flexibility to change focal lengths without the complexity, size, weight, and image quality degradation associated with a zoom lens. Certain embodiments of the invention are intended for use with digital cameras and cellular phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Xing Du
  • Patent number: 10126589
    Abstract: A virtual curved surface display panel, a method of manufacturing the same, and a display device are provided. A set of vertical lenticular lens and horizontal lenticular lens fitted tightly and orthogonally is arranged on a light exit surface of a pixel in the flat display panel, which forms an equivalent spherical lens. The focal lengths of the equivalent spherical lenses are symmetrically distributed with a central pixel as a symmetry axis, and focal lengths of the equivalent spherical lenses in the columns located on the same side of the symmetry axis are not equal to each other. Therefore, the equivalent spherical lenses enable the images of the pixels to form a curved surface, thereby realizing virtual curved surface display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Can Zhang, Yafeng Yang, Jian Gao, Can Wang, Xinli Ma, Wei Wang, Jifeng Tan
  • Patent number: 10117570
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a device for use in non-invasive inspection measurement and/or monitoring of a human or animal subject's eye, the device having a first optical system which comprises illumination means for selectively directing illumination light onto a selected structure of the eye for direct and diffuse reflectance there from and for providing the illumination light in one or more pulses, receiving means for receiving light returning from the eye as a result of illumination by the illumination light and arranged to record the returning light intermittently at a selected timing relative to the pulse(s) of illumination light so as to discriminate between directly or diffusely reflected light returning from the selected structure and other reflected light for analysis of the said directly or diffusely reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Glynn
  • Patent number: 10114247
    Abstract: A display panel and display device having the same are provided. The display panel includes a quantum dot color filter layer configured to convert a color of light; a transparent front substrate provided at a first side of the quantum dot color filter layer; and a low refractive layer provided between the quantum dot color filter layer and the front substrate, the low refractive layer having a refractive index that is lower than a refractive index of the quantum dot color filter layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Kye Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10112540
    Abstract: A display mirror assembly having a mount operably coupled to a vehicle interior. The mount includes one of a ball and a socket extending forwardly therefrom. An engagement plate is pivotally coupled with the mount via the other of a ball and a socket extending rearwardly from the engagement plate. The engagement plate includes a first support member and a second support member pivotally coupled to the first support member. A carrier plate is operably coupled with the engagement plate. The carrier plate supports a rear housing on a rear portion thereof. A glass element is operably coupled with the carrier plate. A display module is configured to be turned to an on state and an off state. An actuator device is disposed on a bottom surface of the housing and is operably coupled with the glass element. The actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Danny L. Minikey, Jr., Richard T. Fish, Jr., Bradley R. Hamlin, Michael F. Lisowski, Jason D. Hallack
  • Patent number: 10108021
    Abstract: A system for stereoscopic visualization of image information includes a display device defining a display area for displaying a left and a right partial image. The display device displays the left partial image to a left eye of an observer focused on the display area in a first viewing direction using a left observation beam path and the right partial image to the right eye in a second viewing direction using a right observation beam path. The system includes a vision assist through which the left and right observation beam paths pass. The vision assist sets a beam course for the left and right viewing observation beam paths wherein, starting from the left and right eyes in a direction toward the display area, a perpendicular distance between the left and right observation beam paths decreases to a minimum at a finite distance from the display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Pacher, Rainer Sessner
  • Patent number: 10107995
    Abstract: An optical system of the zoom lens comprises 20 pieces of lens whose surfaces are spherical surfaces and which are made of glass, and a fixed diaphragm. In the zoom lens, a front fixed group with a positive focal power, a zooming group with a negative focal power, a compensating group with a positive focal power, and a rear fixed group with a positive focal power are formed sequentially along a light incidence direction. Through reasonably arranging each element and selecting a proper material, the requirements of optical index of 50 times zooming ratio under focal distance of 750 mm to 15 mm and long focal distance of 350 mm are achieved, and this zoom lens can be used for confocal imaging in a visible light wave band and a near infrared wave band, so that it is applied in a day-and-night monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Qingdao GoerTek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanpeng Wang, Chun Yang
  • Patent number: 10108000
    Abstract: An adjusting device for an illumination component of a microscope, an illumination device and a microscope containing the adjusting device are disclosed. The adjusting device for an illumination component of a microscope includes a first barrel component having an axis; a second barrel component received in the first barrel component, the second barrel component having an axis coincident with or parallel to the axis of the first barrel component, wherein the second barrel component houses and supports the illumination component; and a plurality of set screws each having a first end coupled to a side wall of the first barrel component at a corresponding coupling point and a second end pressed against a side wall of the second barrel component. With embodiments of the present invention, the structure is simpler and the cost is lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems Ltd. Shanghai
    Inventors: Chris Qian, Gloria Dong
  • Patent number: 10095048
    Abstract: Nosepiece for eyeglass frames, which comprises a plate, an appendage projecting from the plate and comprising a convex portion, and a cup which is fixed to the frame of eyeglasses, is provided with two opposite lateral walls joined together by a connection wall, and houses the appendage. A screw is provided, engaged in first through holes of the cup, having the shank placed to traverse a second through hole of the appendage, the latter being susceptible of rotating with respect to the cup around a first longitudinal axis with the surface of its convex portion in contact and in sliding-with-friction relation with the internal surface of the connection wall of the cup, in order to maintain the plate in the angular position reached around the first longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Rinaldo Montalban
  • Patent number: 10088694
    Abstract: An elastomeric tubular casing encompasses an elongate eyeglasses temple. The elastomeric tubular casing has a tube interior; a tube exterior; and tube first and second ends. The tube interior is configured to have higher than standard adhesion, and the tube exterior is configured to have lower than standard adhesion. Bevels may be provided adjacent to the tube first and second ends. The elastomeric tube in a first post-production orientation is rolled into a doughnut geometry, and adapted to unroll about the elongate eyeglasses temple to resume a generally cylindrical tubular geometry, and thereby encase a portion of the eyeglasses temple. The elastomeric tubular casing has an interior diameter approximately equal to an exterior circumference of the eyeglasses temple and the elastomeric tubular casing extends longitudinally co-extensively with the eyeglasses temple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Regina B. Casperson
  • Patent number: 10078160
    Abstract: A variable liquid lens system is provided. The variable liquid lens system includes a lens barrel comprising a wall and first and second ends, wherein the first and second ends are substantially transparent, at least one liquid lens disposed in the lens barrel and contacting the wall, the at least one liquid lens comprising a droplet, and a plurality of spaces containing fluid positioned on opposite sides of the at least one liquid lens inside the lens barrel. A plurality of first holes are provided in the wall at a position corresponding to the plurality of spaces. The at least one liquid lens is configured so that a position of the at least one liquid lens within the lens barrel is adjustable by adjusting amounts of the fluid contained in the plurality of spaces via the plurality of first holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Eun-sung Lee, Woon-bae Kim, Seung-wan Lee, Jong-hyeon Chang, Min-seog Choi
  • Patent number: 10073246
    Abstract: A five-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, include a first lens with positive refractive power having an object-side surface which can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; a fourth lens with refractive power; and a fifth lens which can have negative refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and at least one surface of the fifth lens has an inflection point; both surfaces of each of the five lenses are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10054804
    Abstract: A tether which passes through a hole in the eyeglass frame front or a hole affixed to the eyeglass frame front above either of the two lenses near the frame extension hinge. One end of the tether is held to the eyeglasses by a knot, bead, or protrusion which keeps it from passing through the hole in the eyeglass frame. The other end of the tether is attached to the clothing of the wearer. A gentle and secure removable, reusable, tension actuated tether coupling device for frame front of eyeglasses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Roy Howard Langford