Patents by Inventor Bassam Hallal

Bassam Hallal has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20170244490
    Abstract: An optoelectronic module includes a transceiver operable to transmit data optically. The transceiver includes a light emitter to emit light from the module, and a light detector to detect light entering the module. The light detector is disposed at a rotationally symmetric position with respect to a central axis of the module. Such modules can help facilitate the exchange of data optically between two devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Bassam Hallal, Hartmut Rudmann, Mario Cesana, Nicole Ebentheuer
  • Publication number: 20170135617
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes modules operable to perform optical sensing. The module can be operable to distinguish between signals indicative of reflections from an object or interest and signals indicative of a spurious reflection such as from a smudge (i.e., a blurred or smeared mark) on the host device's cover glass. Signals assigned to reflections from the object of interest can be used to for various purposes, depending on the application (e.g., determining an object's proximity, a person's heart rate or a person's blood oxygen level).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Jukka Alasirniö, Tobias Senn, Mario Cesana, Hartmut Rudmann, Markus Rossi, Peter Roentgen, Daniel Pérez Calero, Bassam Hallal, Jens Geiger
  • Publication number: 20170090018
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes optical imaging and optical detection modules that include sensors such as time-of-flight (TOF) sensors. Various implementations are described that, in some instances, can help reduce the amount of optical cross-talk between active detection pixels and reference pixels and/or can facilitate the ability of the sensor to determine an accurate phase difference to be used, for example, in distance calculations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Bernhard Buettgen, Miguel Bruno Vaello Paños, Stephan Beer, Michael Lehmann, Daniel Pérez Calero, Sophie Godé, Bassam Hallal
  • Publication number: 20170038459
    Abstract: Optoelectronic modules (100) are operable to distinguish between signals indicative of reflections from an object of interest and signals indicative of a spurious reflection. Various modules are operable to recognize spurious reflections by means of dedicated spurious-reflection detection pixels (126) and, in some cases, also to compensate for errors caused by spurious reflections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: Heptogaon Micro Optics Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Jens Kubacki, Jim Lewis, Miguel Bruno Vaello Paños, Michael Lehmann, Stephan Beer, Bernhard Buettgen, Daniel Pérez Calero, Bassam Hallal
  • Patent number: 9482793
    Abstract: An image capture module includes a liquid lens having a first and a second electrode, and a first and a second conductor element in electrical contact with the first and second electrode, respectively, the first and second conductor elements being each intended for connection with a voltage generator for driving the liquid lens. The first conductor element includes an electrically conductive body having a peripheral region for contact with the first electrode of the liquid lens with a light diaphragm aperture in a central region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Bianchi, Davide Bruni, Renato Rigutti, Bassam Hallal, Federico Canini
  • Publication number: 20160025855
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes proximity sensor modules that include a time-of-flight (TOF) sensor. The module can include a plurality of chambers corresponding, respectively, to a light emission channel and a light detection channel. The channels can be optically separated from one another such that light from a light emitter element in the light emission chamber does not impinge directly on light sensitive elements of the TOF sensor in the light detection chamber. To achieve a module with a relatively small footprint, some parts of the TOF sensor can be located within the light emission chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Camilla Camarri, Jonathan Hobbis, Bassam Hallal
  • Publication number: 20140247503
    Abstract: An image capture module includes a liquid lens having a first and a second electrode, and a first and a second conductor element in electrical contact with the first and second electrode, respectively, the first and second conductor elements being each intended for connection with a voltage generator for driving the liquid lens. The first conductor element includes an electrically conductive body having a peripheral region for contact with the first electrode of the liquid lens with a light diaphragm aperture in a central region thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Datalogic Scanning Group S.r.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Bianchi, Davide Bruni, Renato Rigutti, Bassam Hallal, Federico Canini
  • Patent number: 8743263
    Abstract: An image capture module includes a liquid lens having a first and a second electrode, and a first and a second conductor element in electrical contact with the first and second electrode, respectively, the first and second conductor elements being each intended for connection with a voltage generator for driving the liquid lens. The first conductor element includes an electrically conductive body having a peripheral region for contact with the first electrode of the liquid lens with a light diaphragm aperture in a central region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Datalogic Scanning Group S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Bianchi, Davide Bruni, Renato Rigutti, Bassam Hallal, Federico Canini
  • Publication number: 20110274372
    Abstract: An image capture module includes a liquid lens having a first and a second electrode, and a first and a second conductor element in electrical contact with the first and second electrode, respectively, the first and second conductor elements being each intended for connection with a voltage generator for driving the liquid lens. The first conductor element includes an electrically conductive body having a peripheral region for contact with the first electrode of the liquid lens with a light diaphragm aperture in a central region thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: DATALOGIC SCANNING GROUP S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Bianchi, Davide Bruni, Renato Rigutti, Bassam Hallal, Federico Canini