Patents Examined by Ricky Mack
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10048465
    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 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10042179
    Abstract: A quick-replacement structure of glasses lenses comprises an upper frame, a lower frame, and a fastener. The upper frame comprises a groove at the middle part, and a slot formed at the bottom of the groove and forwardly penetrating the frame wall. The lower frame comprises an insert upwardly extended from a middle section and a hole in the insert. The fastener is corresponded to the groove shape, and an inserted pin is forwardly extended from the fastener wall. When the both ends of the upper frame and the lower frame are hinged on each other, the insert of the lower frame is inserted into an upper lens recess, and the hole in the insert is corresponded to the slot of the groove, then the inserted pin of the fastener is through the slot and the hole, quickly clamping the lenses between the upper frame and the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Tsair Yuarn Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pao-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 10028654
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating the center of a lens in the eye are provided. These systems and methods can be used to improve the effectiveness of a wide variety of different ophthalmic procedures. In one embodiment, a system and method is provided for determining the center of eye lens by illuminating the eye with a set of light sources, and measuring the resulting first image of the light sources reflected from an anterior surface of the lens and the resulting second image of the light sources reflected from a posterior surface of the lens. The location of the center of the lens of the eye is then determined using the measurements. In one embodiment, the center of the lens is determined by interpolating between the measures of the images. Such a determination provides an accurate location of the geometric center of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: AMO Development, LLC
    Inventors: Zsolt Bor, Anthony Dennison, Michael Campos, Peter Patrick De Guzman
  • Patent number: 10030732
    Abstract: A spring plate of a lens driving module is provided, including an outer frame, an inner frame, an inner string and a hollow. The outer frame is configured to connect with a fixed part of the lens driving module. The inner frame is configured to connect with a movable part of the lens driving module. The inner string is extended from the outer frame and the inner frame and connected therebetween. The hollow is disposed on the inner string for dispersing stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Chung Chiu, Chih-Yu Liu
  • Patent number: 10031323
    Abstract: Provided is a compact zoom lens having a high aperture ratio and high optical performance over an entire zoom range. The zoom lens includes, in order from object side to image side: first, second, and third lens units respectively having positive, negative, and positive refractive powers; an aperture stop; a middle lens group; and a final lens unit. An interval between adjacent lens units is changed during zooming. The third lens unit includes at least two positive lenses and at least one negative lens. A combined focal length (f12t) of first lens unit and second lens unit at telephoto end, a focal length (fn) of a lens unit (N) having a largest absolute value of the negative refractive power of the lens unit forming middle lens group, a focal length (f3) of third lens unit, and a focal length (ft) of zoom lens at telephoto end are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Wada
  • Patent number: 10018852
    Abstract: An eyeglass positioning device configured to be positioned between a user's nose and eyeglasses frame to elevate multifocal lenses relative to a user's eyes to bring an intermediate or near field of vision into a line of sight for use with certain activities, such as computer use, when the user's head is in an upright and normal head tilt position. The eyeglass positioning device preferably comprises a connector and two support arms that simply sit on a user's nose in either an upright or an inverted orientation, providing greater flexibility of use and comfort. The eyeglass positioning device may be used with a variety of shapes, styles, and sizes or eyeglass frames without requiring attachment to the frames or obstructing the field of view through the lenses. The eyeglass positioning device may include a visual or tactile indicator to aid in placing the device on a user's nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Visualign, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Hamilton, Lonnie F. Gary, Stephen L. Fillipp
  • Patent number: 10001644
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to providing see-through computer display optics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John N. Border
  • Patent number: 10001646
    Abstract: A head-up display includes a concave mirror actuator that changes, based on external instructions, a reflection angle by which a concave mirror reflects display light. A drawing unit includes a beam generator, a scanner, an optical actuator, and a controller, The beam generator emits a beam, and the scanner scans the beam in two dimensions by moving a reflection surface to draw an image. The optical actuator changes an angle of incidence of when the beam is emitted to the scanner. The controller drives the optical actuator to change the angle of incidence such that display light distortions generated at the concave mirror are offset by display light distortions generated at the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ando, Makoto Sakai
  • Patent number: 9995860
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a highly reflective multiband mirror that is reflective in the VIS-NIR-SWIR-MWIR-LWIR bands, the mirror being a complete thin film stack that consists of a plurality of layers on a selected substrate. In order from substrate to the final layer, the mirror consists of (a) substrate, (b) barrier layer, (c) first interface layer, (d) a reflective layer, (e) a second interface layer, (f) tuning layer(s) and (g) a protective layer. In some embodiments the tuning layer and the protective layer are combined into a single layer using a single coating material. The multiband mirror is more durable than existing mirrors on light weight metal substrates, for example 6061-Al, designed for similar applications. In each of the five layer types methods and materials are used to process each layer so as to achieve the desired layer characteristics, which aid to enhancing the durability performance of the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jason S Ballou, Frederick J Gagliardi, Gary Allen Hart, Timothy R Soucy, Robin Merchant Walton, Leonard Gerard Wamboldt, Jue Wang
  • Patent number: 9995909
    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 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9989752
    Abstract: An electrowetting device is provided that includes a lower substrate and an upper substrate facing each other, a first electrode positioned on the lower substrate, an edge electrode positioned on the lower substrate and adjacent to an edge of the first electrode, a hydrophobic insulating layer positioned on the first electrode and the edge electrode, a partition positioned on the lower substrate, a second electrode positioned on the upper substrate, and a first liquid and a second liquid positioned between the upper substrate and the lower substrate, wherein an electric field of a portion where the edge electrode is positioned is smaller than an electric field of a portion where the first electrode is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kwang-Chul Jung, Seong Gyu Kwon, Mee Hye Jung
  • Patent number: 9986909
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an identification unit configured to identify a retinal blood vessel based on a retinal image, a measurement unit configured to measure blood flow information for the blood vessel based on the retinal image, and a display control unit configured to display the measured blood flow information by at least one selected from a depth of the identified blood vessel, a size of the identified blood vessel, and a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Imamura
  • Patent number: 9989760
    Abstract: Provided is a headup display apparatus that is capable of accurately outputting stable display light, a collimator lens, collimates image light, as parallel light, said image light having been outputted from a display means. A parallel light guide has a first surface, which has the parallel light from the collimator lens inputted thereto, and which reflects a part of the parallel light and transmits a part of the parallel light as transmitted light beams, and a second surface that reflects the parallel light to the first surface, said first surface and second surface being provided in parallel to each other. The parallel light guide outputs the transmitted light beams from the first surface, and the parallel light is inputted to the first surface at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kasahara, Yuichi Takahashi, Takashi Yamazoe
  • Patent number: 9979892
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes a front lens group having a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, and a rear lens group having a plurality of lens units. The first lens unit is fixed at the time of zooming, the first lens unit includes a first lens subunit having a negative refractive power, which is fixed at the time of focusing and a second lens subunit having a positive refractive power, which moves at the time of focusing. The second lens subunit is arranged at a position adjacent to the first lens subunit on the image side thereof, and the rear lens group includes a lens unit moving in a direction of an optical axis so that an imaging magnification at a telephoto end is larger than an imaging magnification at a wide-angle end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Wada
  • Patent number: 9977160
    Abstract: An optical device includes an optical assembly having a housing, a first end window, and a second end window. The first and second end window together with the housing provide an enclosed volume for a protected optical device including an optical material. A material for the end windows blocks essentially all non-pass band light having sufficient energy to generate absorption phenomena in the optical material while transmitting essentially all of operational wavelength light (pass band light) for the optical device. A material for the housing also blocks essentially all the non-pass band light from reaching the optical material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Gooch and Housego PLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Stenger, Carl D. Brunetta, Robert W. Dew, Gary C. Catella
  • Patent number: 9977233
    Abstract: An electrowetting display comprises a first support plate, a second support plate substantially parallel to the first support plate, an electrolyte solution disposed between the first support plate and the second support plate, and a plurality of transparent diffuser elements protruding into the electrolyte solution from non-contiguous areas of the second support plate. Recesses separate the transparent diffuser elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Toru Sakai, Tulasi Sridhar Reddy Guntaka
  • Patent number: 9977237
    Abstract: An optical scanner includes a polygonal mirror; a mirror for reflecting the beam from the polygonal mirror; an optical box having a cap and containing the mirror; a first mirror regulating portion in a direction of a normal line of the mirror, the first regulating portion being provided opposed to such a surface of the reflecting surface and a back surface as is closer to the cap; and a second mirror regulating portion in a beam sub-scanning direction, the second regulating portion being provided opposed to such a surface of the mirror as is closer to the cap; wherein the mirror has a plurality of apex lines, and the first regulating portion and the second regulating portion are disposed at positions which are remoter from the cap than the apex line that is closest to the cap, with respect to a direction perpendicular to a main scan direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Ohta, Akihiro Fukutomi, Tomoyuki Kawano
  • Patent number: 9968487
    Abstract: A glasses structure comprises a main body and a sub-frame assembled at the rear of a lens of the main body. The inner surface of a frame body of the sub-frame is attached with a pad, which pad is formed with an upper contact portion and a central contact portion corresponding to the upper edge and the central shape of the frame body. Two nose pieces are formed at the both sides of the central contact portion of the pad, and the upper contact portion of the pad are respectively contacted with the user's nose and forehead to avoid pain when the user wears the glasses. Furthermore, the colored and patterned frame body of the sub-frame is shown from the transparent lens of the main body, whereby the glasses with suitable color and pattern being chosen to dress with the user's clothes and style, increasing the user's fashion and beauty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Hsien Chang Optical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Hsiung Chou