Patents Examined by Scott J. Sugarman
  • Patent number: 9819253
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a device comprising a MEMS die and, a single magnet, wherein the MEMS die cooperates with the magnet, such that the MEMS die is submerged in a magnetic field provided by the magnet; wherein the magnet is a single multi-pole magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julien Gamet, Faouzi Khechana, Nicolas Abele
  • Patent number: 9810909
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus includes a display unit including a substrate and display elements, and an optical element. The substrate includes a plurality of display portions and a plurality of light-transmitting portions, and the display elements are on the plurality of display portions of the substrate. The optical element is in an optical path of light that is emitted from the display unit and has through-holes that respectively correspond to the plurality of light-transmitting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seock-Hwan Kang, Hong-Shik Shim, Won-Sang Park
  • Patent number: 9804381
    Abstract: There is provided an endoscope objective optical system with a small size and a high image quality, and in which, an adequate space for disposing a visual-field direction converting element is secured. The endoscope objective optical system, comprising in order from an object side: a first group having a negative refractive power; an aperture stop; and a second group having a positive refractive power, wherein the first group includes in order from the object side, a first lens having a negative refractive power and a visual-field direction converting member, and the second group includes in order from the object side, a second lens having a biconvex shape and a cemented lens in which a third lens having a positive refractive power and a fourth lens having a negative refractive power are cemented in this order, and the endoscope objective optical system satisfies the following conditional expressions (1), (2), (3), and (4) 2.4?d1/f?4.6 ??(1) 1.85?f2/f?2.6 ??(2) ?50?r21/r22??0.4 ??(3) 2.01?f03/f?2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinya Sato
  • Patent number: 9804309
    Abstract: A multilayer coating has a substrate, an optical layer, and a buffer layer between the substrate and the optical layer. The buffer layer has a coefficient of thermal expansion between that of the substrate and the optical layer. The multilayer coating has properties that enable its use in deep ultraviolet (DUV) wavelengths, such as for a multilayer mirror or edge filter. This multilayer coating with a buffer layer provides improved thermal stability and lifetime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventor: John Lehan
  • Patent number: 9804412
    Abstract: The eyewear comprises a frame, left and right lenses, a bridge member, and left and right arms comprising temporal extensions. A bridge spans between the left and right enclosures such that the two enclosures are joined together at a position, when worn, at the approximate longitudinal center of the wearer's face. The frame is hingedly coupled to the respective arms. At each end of each coupling member, there is a spring/tensioning element that biases each arm inward towards a closed position. Each arm comprises temporal extensions projecting inward from each arm such that when worn, the respective extensions are pressed against the wearer's temple regions of the head. When worn, the arms lightly press the temporal extensions against the wearer's temples and suspend the bridge member above the nose such that little or no pressure is placed upon the wearer's nose or any other part of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Sherrie J. Odom
  • Patent number: 9804360
    Abstract: A lens assembly includes a first lens, a second lens and a third lens from an object side of the lens assembly to an image side of the lens assembly, in turn. The first lens has a positive refractive power and object side with a convexity; the second lens has a negative refractive power; and the third lens has a positive refractive power. The lens assembly has characteristics such as broad filed angle (wide angle), miniaturization and high imaging quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG SUNNY OPTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Huang, Fujian Dai
  • Patent number: 9798113
    Abstract: An imaging lens includes a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; and a sixth lens having negative refractive power, arranged from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens has an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface having positive curvature radii. The third lens has an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface having positive curvature radii. The fourth lens has an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface having negative curvature radii. The sixth lens is formed so that at least one of an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface is an aspherical surface and has at least one inflexion point. The first lens and the second lens have a specific composite focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: OPTICAL LOGIC INC., KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Kubota, Kenichi Kubota, Hitoshi Hirano, Yoshio Ise, Sayuri Noda
  • Patent number: 9798108
    Abstract: Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises six lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side. Through controlling the convex or concave shape of the surfaces of the lens elements and designing parameters satisfying at least one inequality, the optical imaging lens shows better optical characteristics and the total length of the optical imaging lens is shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shih Han Chen, Ta-Cheng Fan, Yan Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 9791663
    Abstract: A magnetically drivable micromirror having an outer frame, a coil former, and torsion springs, situated in a first plane, the torsion springs having an axis of rotation, and the coil former being connected to the outer frame by the torsion springs so as to be capable of rotational motion about the axis of rotation, having a mirror element that is situated in a second plane parallel to the first plane, the mirror element being connected to the coil former by an intermediate layer. A 2D scanner having a first magnetically drivable micromirror and a second drivable mirror, and to a method for producing a micromirror are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Pinter, Heribert Weber, Frank Fischer, Michael Krueger, Joerg Muchow, Christoph Friese
  • Patent number: 9791675
    Abstract: There is provided super wide angle lens module, including: a first lens having negative refractive power; a second lens having negative refractive power; a third lens having positive refractive power; a fourth lens having positive refractive power; and a fifth lens having positive refractive power and having a meniscus shape convex toward an image side, wherein the third lens satisfies Equation 1, Nd3>1.7??Equation 1 where Nd3 represents a refractive index of the third lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9784961
    Abstract: Test kits for assessing male fertility include a sample holder defining an object plane, a lens, and a two dimensional light sensor defining an image plane arranged along a common linear axis. The distance between the object plane and the image plane may be no more than 50 mm, and may be no more than 30 mm. A lens aperture may have an area of 1-10 mm2. The test kit may have a housing with a maximum linear dimension of no more than 100 mm. Processing circuitry may be provided that is configured to produce a sperm count and/or sperm motility measurements by processing image data from the two-dimensional light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Wooder, Giles Sanders, Albert R. Nazareth, Shang Li
  • Patent number: 9784892
    Abstract: A display device includes a first substrate having a display region and a peripheral region, a display structure in the display region, a second substrate parallel to the first substrate, the second substrate including a light scattering structure in the display region, the light scattering structure being configured to scatter light generated in the display structure, and a shielding member adjacent to the light scattering structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong-Koo Her
  • Patent number: 9778462
    Abstract: The invention relates to an aseismatic reflection sheet device, which includes a reflection sheet, a weight support element, an angle fixed adjustment module, a base plate and at least a sliding module. By the composition of above structure, one side of the weight support element is fixed on a vehicle windshield and the weight of the aseismatic reflection sheet device is mostly supported by the part of the weight support element, so that the reflection sheet does not be affected by shocking of the vehicle dashboard, to thereby provide support to the reflection sheet and the vertical and horizontal angle may be easily adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: E-LEAD ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Stephen Chen
  • Patent number: 9778545
    Abstract: The lens drive device is equipped with a first supporting body that holds the lens and is movable in the direction of the optical axis, a second supporting body that holds the first supporting body, a fixed body that holds the second supporting body in a manner enabling movement in directions that are roughly orthogonal to the optical axis direction, a first drive mechanism for driving the first supporting body, a second drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a first direction, and a third drive mechanism for driving the second supporting body in a second direction. The first supporting body is supported by the second supporting body by means of first supporting members (8, 9), which are formed from an elastic material; and the second supporting body is supported by the fixed body by means of second supporting members, which are formed from an elastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuki Wade, Katsushige Yanagisawa, Shinji Minamisawa, Tadashi Takeda, Kiyoshi Miyazaki, Hisahiro Ishihara
  • Patent number: 9775506
    Abstract: A method of detecting, and classifying severity of, a retinal disease using retinal images includes at least one of receiving, retrieving or generating reference data that includes information concerning occurrences of key image features for each of a plurality of retinal disease and disease severity conditions; receiving a retinal image of an individual; processing the retinal image of the individual to identify occurrences of each of a plurality of distinguishable image features throughout at least a region of interest of the retinal image; identifying which ones of the identified occurrences of the plurality of distinguishable image features of the retinal image of the individual correspond to the key image features of the reference data; calculating, based on the identifying, a number of occurrences of each of the key image features in the retinal image of the individual; and determining at least one of a likelihood of a presence of a retinal disease or a likelihood of developing a retinal disease based o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Philippe M. Burlina, David E. Freund, Srihari Kankanahalli, Neil M. Bressler
  • Patent number: 9778535
    Abstract: A particle dispersion and the display devices in which the dispersion may be incorporated are provided. The particle dispersion includes a dispersion medium, one or more types of particle groups that are dispersed in the dispersion medium that may differ based on color and/or charge, and counter-ions oppositely charged than the one or more particle groups. The particle groups and counter-ions are moved in the dispersion medium according to an electric field formed in the dispersion medium. The one or more types of particle groups are configured such that the total amount of charges of one type of particle group (a) among the one or more types of particle groups is greater than a total amount of charges of the counter-ions that are charged with a polarity opposite to that of the particle group (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Taijyu Gan, Tomozumi Uesaka, Hiroaki Moriyama, Nami Tokunaga, Yoshinori Machida
  • Patent number: 9772538
    Abstract: A transparent display device, comprising: a display panel; a system light source provided over a non-display surface of the display panel; an article placement area located at a side of the system light source that is away from the display panel; an encapsulated cell provided between the system light source and the article placement area, wherein the encapsulated cell is provided with an electrochromic material therein; and a control member that is capable of controlling the electrochromic material in the encapsulated cell to regionally switch to a transparent state or a colored state. The present invention can realize a regionally transparent display and expand the application range of the transparent display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yue Shi
  • Patent number: 9772479
    Abstract: An optical device includes a first sub-assembly having an input lens for collimating illuminating light and having an optical axis. The first sub-assembly also has an output lens for focusing collimated light received from a sample, the output lens having an optical axis which is offset and substantially parallel with the optical axis of the input lens, and further includes a first support piece which houses and supports the input lens and the output lens. The optical device also includes a second sub-assembly having an input filter for filtering the collimated illuminating light, an output filter for filtering the collimated light received from the sample, and a second support piece which houses and supports the input filter and the output filter. The first and second support pieces are joined together by a liquid-tight joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: The University of Bristol, GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    Inventors: Joanne Hutchings, John Charles Clifford Day, Nicholas Stone
  • Patent number: 9772498
    Abstract: The present invention is a magnified screen cover and protector for electronic devices. The invention comprises a magnified surface layer with a top protective layer and a bottom adhesive layer. The invention magnifies the screen of an electronic device with diopter and/or magnification power ranges so that the user may comfortably use the electronic device without the aid of wearing prescription eyewear, contact lenses, reading glasses or other visual aids. The touch screen sensitivity and functionality of the electronic device is unaffected by the magnified screen cover protector, so usability of the electronic devices touch and sensitivity functions are not compromised. The present inventions additional benefit is protecting the glass and/or plastic surface of an electronic devices main viewing screen from scarring, shattering, debris and breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Dana Conrad Kowasic
  • Patent number: 9772467
    Abstract: A method may include selecting a transistor-outline can (TO-can) assembly cap. The method may further include welding the TO-can assembly cap to a rim that surrounds an optical opening of an optical subassembly box (OSA) such that the TO-can assembly cap hermetically seals the optical opening and allows optical signals to pass through the TO-can assembly cap and the optical opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FINISAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maziar Amirkiai, Hongyu Deng