Patents Examined by William R Alexander
  • Patent number: 10725277
    Abstract: An objective lens unit for a liquid immersion microscope includes: a first liquid passage in a pipe shape including an opening disposed at a lens surface end as a lens surface of a lens at a closest side to an observing object, the first liquid passage being coupled to an outside of the objective lens unit, and a second liquid passage in a pipe shape disposed independently from the first liquid passage, the second liquid passage including an opening disposed at a position adjacent to the opening of the first liquid passage on the lens surface end, the second liquid passage being coupled to the outside of the objective lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10725208
    Abstract: Conductive nanoshells are oriented so as to redirect incident radiation as a function of wavelength. Nanoshells can be formed on templates such as nanospheres or gratings and embedded in an elastomeric layer. In some examples, conductive nanoshells are coupled to a layer that is configured to unbuckle and buckle as a function of temperature, so that radiation in one or more wavelength ranges is directed differently at different temperatures. Building windows can include such layers to that infrared radiation is reflected on warm days and directed into a building on cool days. Such layers can also direct incident visible radiation to a room ceiling so as to enhance interior lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Kyle J. Alvine, Bruce E. Bernacki
  • Patent number: 10723618
    Abstract: An example microelectromechanical system (MEMS) switch comprises a hinge plane having two or more intersecting hinges; a switch plate; and a plurality of electrostatic pads. Selective activation of the electrostatic pads causes torsion of at least one of the two or more intersecting hinges to tilt the switch plate to a selected one of three or more positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Richard B. Irwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10725217
    Abstract: A compensation film satisfies Inequalities 1 and 2, and an antireflective film and a display device are provided with the compensation film. 0.90 ? R e ? ( ?° ) + R e ? ( - ?° ) 2 ? ? R e ? ( 0 ? ° ) ? 1.20 , [ Inequality ? ? 1 ] where, in Inequality 1, Re (?°) is in-plane retardation of the compensation film in respective tilting direction at ?° with respect to the direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the compensation film, and Re(450 nm)<Re(550 nm)<Re(650 nm),??[Inequality 2] where, in Inequality 2, Re (450 nm), Re (550 nm) and Re (650 nm) are in-plane retardation of the compensation film in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the compensation film for incident light having a wavelength of 450 nanometers, 550 nanometers and 650 nanometers, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju Hyun Kim, Hyunseok Choi, Sangah Gam
  • Patent number: 10725428
    Abstract: A holographic interferometer, comprising: at least one imaging device capturing an interference pattern created by at least two light beams; and at least one aperture located in an optical path of at least one light beam of the at least two light beams; wherein the at least one aperture is located away from an axis of the at least one light beam, thus transmitting a subset of the at least one light beam collected at an angle range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RD Synergy Ltd.
    Inventor: Dov Furman
  • Patent number: 10721387
    Abstract: A lens driving apparatus comprising: a stepping motor for driving a lens; a rotation detection sensor for detecting a rotation position of the stepping motor; and a controller which is capable of switching between open-loop control that performs position instruction in accordance with a predetermined pattern and closed-loop control that performs position instruction on the basis of follow-up delay, changes and accelerates the velocity for advancing the position of the stepping motor on the basis of a fixed velocity pattern by open-loop control when the lens starts moving, and transitions to the closed-loop control upon the velocity corresponding to the velocity pattern reaching a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Naoaki Tani
  • Patent number: 10718952
    Abstract: An optical image anti-shake device, defined with an X-axis, a Y-axis and a Z-axis, includes a casing, a movable member and a base. A suspension mechanism furnished inside the optical image anti-shake device includes a movable-member support and a suspension module. A first surface of the movable-member support is connected to the movable member. The suspension module suspends the movable-member support together with the movable member inside an inner compartment formed between the casing and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventor: Jin Yu Lee
  • Patent number: 10718954
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter presents novel modular eyewear, having an upper frame, a lower frame, and temple frames. Aspects of the invention include magnetic coupling points. At a first magnetic coupling point, the upper frame, lower frame, and temple frame couple. At a second magnetic coupling, the upper frame and lower frame magnetically couple at the bridge of the frame formed by the upper frame and lower frame. Thus, the present invention enables the upper frame and lower frame to affix a lens for the benefit of the wearer, and also enables greater flexibility, customizability, reduction of wear and tear, and user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Danielle Ringle, Zelba Ringle
  • Patent number: 10718955
    Abstract: According to the invention, spectacles include a frame front (2) onto which the temples (3a, 3b) are attached, characterized in that the temples are detachably connected to the frame front by means of a magnet (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BAARS ET ASSOCIES
    Inventors: Marc-Antoine Rubaud, Guillaume Thuau
  • Patent number: 10716467
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to store a plurality of names associated with depth ranges, a selection unit configured to select one name from the plurality of names, an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of tomographic images of a subject's eye, a generation unit configured to generate a projection image on which a plural pieces of motion contrast data generated based on the plurality of tomographic images is projected in a depth range associated with the selected name, and a control unit configured to display the generated projection image on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroki Uchida
  • Patent number: 10718933
    Abstract: An optics arrangement for a solid immersion lens (SIL) is disclosed. The arrangement enables the SIL to freely tilt. The arrangement includes a SIL having an optical axis extending from an engaging surface and a rear surface of the SIL; a SIL housing having a cavity configured to accept the SIL therein while allowing the SIL to freely tilt within the cavity, wherein the cavity includes a hole positioned such that the optical axis passes there-through, to thereby allow light collected by the SIL to propagate to an objective lens; and, a SIL retainer attached to the SIL housing and configured to prevent the SIL from exiting the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FEI EFA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Frank, Prasad Sabbineni
  • Patent number: 10712628
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to display control in display devices. In an example implementation, a display control layer for a display device comprises a first set of channels filled with a first electrochromic material to control a view angle of a display from the display device, and a second set of channels filled with a second electrochromic material to control absorption of blue/ultraviolet (UV) light from the display device. Each adjacent pair of channels of the second set sandwiches a channel of the first set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kuan-Ting Wu, Wei-Kuang Chu, Xuan-Fang Shi
  • Patent number: 10712539
    Abstract: The present invention provides a camera lens including: a first lens having a negative refractive power with a convex object side surface, a second lens having a positive refractive power with a convex object side surface, a third lens having negative refractive power with a concave image side surface, a fourth lens having a positive refractive power with a concave object side surface, and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power with a convex object side surface and a concave image side surface. The object side surface of the first lens, an object side surface and the image side surface of the third lens, the object side surface and an image side surface of the fourth lens, the object side surface and the image side surface of the fifth lens are aspherical surfaces. Specific conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Communcation Technologies (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Setsu Sato
  • Patent number: 10712577
    Abstract: A tunable polarizing beam splitter receives light, reflects a portion of the light that is linearly polarized in a first direction and transmits a second portion of the light that is linearly polarized in a second direction. The first and second polarization directions can be adjusted by controlling the fast axis of switchable liquid crystals (LCs) in the tunable polarizing beam splitter. The tunable polarizing beam splitter may include interlaced isotropic layers and LC birefringent layers, each LC birefringent layer including integrated switchable LCs. In another example, the tunable polarizing beam splitter includes switchable half wave plates (HWPs) with switchable LCs, and a static beam splitter including interlaced isotropic and birefringent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wai Sze Tiffany Lam, Yusufu Njoni Bamaxam Sulai, Robin Sharma
  • Patent number: 10712545
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting contact-free thickness and refractive-index measurements of transparent objects, such as intraocular lenses using a dual confocal microscopy system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Do-Hyun Kim, Ilko Kolev Ilev, Robert Harold James, Don Calogero
  • Patent number: 10711972
    Abstract: A backlight unit includes: a light source unit which outputs coherent light; a first reflection unit including a parabolic mirror; a second reflection unit facing the first reflection unit and including a flat mirror; and a holographic optical element which changes a path of incident light, where a reflection surface of the second reflection unit forms an acute angle with an light incident surface of the holographic optical element, and the coherent light output from the light source unit sequentially passes the first reflection unit, the second reflection unit, and the holographic optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hye Sog Lee, Jae Ho You
  • Patent number: 10712617
    Abstract: A backlight unit has a light source, a light collecting member that collects light emitted from the light source, and a micromirror array that has a concave reflecting surface and reflects light entering from the light collecting member toward a liquid crystal panel by the reflecting surface, a polarizing plate that folds back, between the micromirror array and the liquid crystal panel, an optical path of light reflected by the micromirror array toward the liquid crystal panel, and a diffusing plate disposed on an optical path between the polarizing plate and the liquid crystal panel. In the micromirror array, the reflecting surface is composed of a plurality of micromirrors. The polarizing plate transmits light oscillating in a first direction orthogonal to an oscillating direction of light transmitted through the liquid crystal panel and reflects light oscillating in a second direction intersecting the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriaki Narushima
  • Patent number: 10715930
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an optical MEMS transducer includes a diffraction structure including alternating first reflective elements and openings arranged in a first plane, a reflection structure including second reflective elements and configured to deflect with respect to the diffraction structure, and an optical element configured to direct a first optical signal at the diffraction structure and the reflection structure and to receive a second optical signal from the diffraction structure and the reflection structure. The second reflective elements are arranged in the first plane when the reflection structure is at rest. Other embodiments include corresponding systems and apparatus, each configured to perform various embodiment methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Ulf Bartl, Alfons Dehe
  • Patent number: 10703280
    Abstract: The actuator mechanism comprises a first member associated with a pivotable rear-view mirror housing and movable therewith, a third member configured to be moved in directions towards and away from the first member, and a second member adapted to be locked in rotation to a fixed part of a motor vehicle as the first member is rotated by a first torque that does not exceed a maximum predetermined torque, and to move the third member in a direction towards the first member as the first member is rotated with a second torque that exceeds the maximum predetermined torque, causing the first member and the third member to be interlocked in a predetermined position of the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FICOMIRRORS, S.A.U.
    Inventors: Eduard Ferre Alabern, Juan Linares Casals
  • Patent number: 10705340
    Abstract: A lens assembly and a method of making the assembly are described. The lens assembly includes a first lens and a second lens slidably coupled with the first lens. The second lens includes a silicone material and has a Fresnel pattern surface. Also described is a display device including the lens assembly and an array of light emitting devices coupled with the lens assembly for outputting light through the lens assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Youngshik Yoon, Richard Han Soo Cho