Patents Examined by Ricky Mack
  • Patent number: 9835824
    Abstract: A camera lens system is disclosed. The camera lens system includes five lens groups lined up from the object side. The lens groups includes a first lens group having a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a second lens having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a third lens having a positive refractive power and the a fourth lens having a negative refractive power; a fourth lens group having a fifth lens having a convex image side surface and a positive refractive power; a fifth lens group having a sixth lens having a concave image side surface and a negative refractive power. An image side surface of the third lens is connected to an object side surface of the fourth lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: AAC ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHENZHEN)CO., LTD
    Inventors: Issac Jang, Jay Park
  • Patent number: 9835833
    Abstract: A wide angle lens is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side: a front group having a negative refractive power; an aperture stop; and a rear group having a positive refractive power. The front group includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first meniscus lens having a negative refractive power, and a second meniscus lens having a negative refractive power. The rear group includes a first cemented lens formed by cementing a negative lens and a positive lens, provided in this order from the object side, together, most toward the image side, and a lens having at least one aspherical surface and a negative refractive power provided adjacent to the first cemented lens at the object side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Taiga Noda
  • Patent number: 9835779
    Abstract: To provide a near infrared cutoff filter capable of suppressing an influence to a captured image when the incidence angle of light to the near infrared cutoff filter is large. The near infrared cutoff filter comprises a substrate to transmit at least light in the visible wavelength region and, on at least one side of the substrate, an infrared reflective layer constituted by a layered film having a high refractive index film H and a low refractive index film L repeatedly laminated, or a layered film having a high refractive index film H, an intermediate refractive index film M and a low refractive index film L? repeatedly laminated, and has light transmittance characteristics such that the difference between the maximum value and the minimum value among the decrease rates in average transmittance in region R, region G and region B, is at most 0.05.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Mitsuyuki Tatemura
  • Patent number: 9829762
    Abstract: To provide an electrochromic display element, which contains: a display substrate; a display electrode; an electrochromic layer provided in contact with the display electrode; a counter substrate provided to face the display substrate; a counter electrode; a charge retention layer provided in contact with the counter electrode; and an electrolyte layer filling between the display substrate and the counter substrate, wherein the electrochromic layer contains titanium oxide particles, and metal hydroxide is dispersed on surfaces and in inner parts of the titanium oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Takahashi, Tamotsu Horiuchi, Tohru Yashiro, Keiichiroh Yutani, Yoshinori Okada, Sukchan Kim, Koh Fujimura, Yoshihisa Naijo, Kazuaki Tsuji, Shigenobu Hirano, Toshiya Sagisaka, Mamiko Inoue, Satoshi Yamamoto, Daisuke Goto
  • Patent number: 9827250
    Abstract: Ophthalmic devices, such as contact lenses, may incorporate myopia control optics in combination with therapeutic agents also known to control myopia to create a drug delivery mechanism to inhibit or arrest the progression of myopia in individuals. Any number of contact lenses incorporating myopia control optics may be combined with a therapeutic agent such as atropine, atropine sulphate monohydrate, and/or pirenzepine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Khaled Chehab, Arthur H. Shedden, Jr., Xu Cheng
  • Patent number: 9823448
    Abstract: A camera lens module in which an optical system is configured to include five sheets of lenses is provided. In the camera lens module, first, second, third, fourth and fifth lenses are sequentially arranged from an object side, and the first lens performs a zooming operation while moving along an optical axis. Accordingly, the optical system is configured to include five sheets of lenses for performance of a zooming operation and to allow only the first lens to perform the zooming operation, so that it is possible to manufacture a high-resolution optical system in a compact size and to perform the zooming operation at a high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyunghwan Lee
  • Patent number: 9810874
    Abstract: A lens driver which has a high driving effectiveness and a compact form, and which does not require a precise assembling and a assembling time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: HUIZHOU DAYAWAN EVER BRIGHT ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY CO, JSS OPTICAL TECNOLOGY CO., LTD., HUIZHOU DAYA BAY JSS OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY.CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 9810885
    Abstract: A retro-focus type imaging-optical system is disclosed. The imaging-optical system comprises, in order from an object side to an image side a first lens group, an aperture stop, and a second lens group. The first lens group includes, in order from the object side, a positive first F lens group and a negative first R lens group. The first F lens group includes a positive meniscus lens having a convex surface on the object side. The first R lens group includes a negative meniscus lens having a convex surface on the object side and a positive lens. The second lens group includes, in order from the object side, a positive second F lens group and a second R lens group, and the second F lens group includes a positive lens element having a convex meniscus shape on the image side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nakayama, Hiroshi Nakanuma
  • Patent number: 9810923
    Abstract: The present invention provides a deformable membrane assembly 1 comprising an elastic membrane 8 that is held under tension around its edge by a bendable membrane supporting member 2,10, a body of fluid in contact with one face of the membrane, the pressure of the fluid being controllable for adjusting the shape of the membrane, and one or more bending controllers 24 acting on the supporting member 2, 10 to control the bending of the supporting member in response to loading through tension in the membrane. The bending stiffness of the membrane-supporting member 2, 10 varies round its extent to control the profile of the edge of the membrane 8; etc. upon actuation. A variety of different types of bending controllers are disclosed which permit out-of-plane bending of the supporting member 2, 10 but prevent or control in-plane bending or deformation of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Adlens Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Edward Stevens, Alex Edginton, Benjamin Thomas Tristram Holland, Daniel Paul Rhodes, Dijon Pietropinto, Derek Paul Forbes Bean, Roger Brian Minchin Clarke, Peter Lee Crossley, Richard Leefe Douglas Murray, Edwin James Stone
  • Patent number: 9810966
    Abstract: Optical scanning system, comprising an optical system for guiding a first and a second light beam, and deflector devices for deflecting first and second light beams in a directionally variable manner. The deflector devices comprise at least one acousto-optic deflector, and the optical system is arranged in such a way that the first and second light beams are counter-propagating through the acousto-optic deflector, which is controllable for deflecting the first and second light beams simultaneously or in pulse sequence. STED microscopy apparatus comprising an optical scanning system based on acousto-optic deflectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA, BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
    Inventors: Paolo Bianchini, Peter Saggau, Alberto Diaspro
  • Patent number: 9804375
    Abstract: An apparatus forming an area of minimum light intensity enclosed by high light intensity includes two objectives focusing light of opposite directions into a common focal area. Light intensities of a first pair of light beams extinguish each other in a first partial area of the focal area. Beam paths of the first pair of beams pass through the objectives in a first pair of partial areas of the pupils of the objectives. Light intensities of a second pair of light beams extinguish each other in a second partial area of the focal area. Beam paths of the second pair of light beams pass through the objectives in a second pair of partial areas which are offset with regard to the first pair of partial areas of the pupils; and the light of the second pair does not interfere with the light of the first pair of light beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM
    Inventor: Johann Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 9804413
    Abstract: One stem reversible glasses include a first lens and a second lens. A stem having a proximal end and a distal end is connected adjacent one of the first lens and the second lens at the proximal end. An earpiece is connected adjacent the distal end of the stem, the earpiece including means for securing the earpiece to a right ear of a user when the glasses are in a first reading position and for securing the earpiece to a left ear of the user when the glasses are in a second reading position. A nosepiece is disposed between the first lens and the second lens dimensioned and configured for receiving a nose of a user when the glasses are in either the first reading position or the second reading position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Sandra W. Smith
  • Patent number: 9804420
    Abstract: A removable attachment for eyeglasses, where the attachment, when mounted on a parent pair of eyeglasses, substantially completely covers the front and periphery of the parent frame, such that the combination appears to be a pair of dedicated sunglasses instead of ordinary eyeglasses with an attachment. The attachment is held to the parent eyeglasses by magnets. The bridge of the attachment includes ball joints that allow the attachment to fold for storage while not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SUNBIRD, LLC
    Inventors: J. David Chute, Stephen Kurtin, Jason Clerk, Deni Crescenzi
  • Patent number: 9798157
    Abstract: An image stabilizing apparatus includes a movable member holding a lens, a moving unit configured to move the movable member in a predetermined plane, a tilting unit configured to tilt the movable member relative to predetermined plane, a detection unit configured to detect shake, and a control unit configured to control the moving unit and the tilting unit based on shake information obtained from the detection unit. The control unit sets a tilt target value of the tilting unit in accordance with a displacement target value of the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiromu Yasuda
  • Patent number: 9797579
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positioning device for an optical membrane that includes at least one positioning hole formed on the optical membrane and at least one positioning pole interposed into the positioning hole respectively, the optical membrane is fixed onto a carrying substrate by traversing said positioning holes by said positioning poles, wherein the profile of each positioning hole extending in corresponding position in the expansion and shrink direction of the optical membrane. A certain width could be reserved in the positioning hole to allow the optical membrane expand and shrink freely at each fixing point and the positioning pole cannot interfere with the positioning hole at the moment of the optical membrane expands and shrinks to cause bending, thus to guarantee flatness of the optical membranes and improve the quality of the backlight module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hu He
  • Patent number: 9798165
    Abstract: A light modulation apparatus 1A includes a first spatial light modulator, a pinhole member, and a second spatial light modulator. The first spatial light modulator has a phase modulation plane on which a kinoform for performing intensity modulation is displayed, and generates modulated light P2. The pinhole member has a light passing hole for letting a first-order light component of the modulated light P2 pass therethrough, and blocks a zeroth-order light component of the modulated light P2. The second spatial light modulator has a polarization modulation plane that controls the polarization state of the modulated light P2 incident on the polarization modulation plane through the light passing hole of the pinhole member, and generates modulated light P3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventor: Yuu Takiguchi
  • Patent number: 9798135
    Abstract: A scanning device includes a base containing one or more rotational bearings disposed along a gimbal axis. A gimbal includes a shaft that fits into the rotational bearings so that the gimbal rotates about the gimbal axis relative to the base. A mirror assembly includes a semiconductor substrate, which has been etched and coated to define a support, which is fixed to the gimbal, at least one mirror, contained within the support, and a connecting member connecting the at least one mirror to the support and defining at least one mirror axis, about which the at least one mirror rotates relative to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raviv Erlich, Alexander Shpunt, Yuval Gerson
  • Patent number: 9798059
    Abstract: A grid polarizing element has a structure that can prevent deteriorations due to an oxidization gas. The grid polarizing element is preferably used to polarize light in a ultraviolet light region. The grid polarizing element includes a transparent substrate and a grid layer disposed on the transparent substrate. The grid layer has a plurality of linear portions, and is shaped like a stripe. The grid layer is covered with a gas blocking layer to block the oxidization gas generated by the ultraviolet light such as ozone and active oxygen species. The gas blocking layer is transparent at a wavelength of the light to be polarized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Tsuruoka, Ryuhei Araki
  • Patent number: 9788719
    Abstract: In order to suppress a load on a subject when a fundus is irradiated with multiple beams, a fundus imaging apparatus for forming an image of a first area in the object, includes: a determination unit for determining a second area other than the first area in the object to be inspected; a detection unit for detecting moving of the object to be inspected on the basis of return light from the second area, which is irradiated with second light; a correction unit for correcting the first area on the basis of the detected moving; and a forming unit for forming an image of the object to be inspected on the basis of the return light from the corrected first area, which is irradiated with the first light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Makihira, Kazuhide Miyata, Koji Nozato
  • Patent number: 9778486
    Abstract: A spectacle lens capable of obtaining a good vision without feeling of discomfort, even being fitted into a frame having a large front angle, and a method of creating the shape data of the spectacle lens having dioptric power to be fitted into a frame having a lens front angle. The method corrects the shape data of a lens back surface so that the prismatic effect undergone via the lens of initial lens shape by a plurality of rays passing through a rotation center of the eye in a case where a lens front angle is provided is identical or close to the prismatic effect undergone via the lens of initial lens shape by the plurality of rays passing through the rotation center of the eye in a case where no lens front angle is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuma Kozu, Takashi Hatanaka