Patents by Inventor Chao-Chang Hu

Chao-Chang Hu 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: 20200249425
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, and a driving assembly. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion and includes a holder to hold an optical element having a main axis. The driving assembly is disposed on the movable portion or the fixed portion for driving the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Mao-Kuo HSU, Hsueh-Ju LU, Chih-Wei WENG, Che-Wei CHANG
  • Publication number: 20200249415
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for an optical element is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, a first driving assembly, and a positioning assembly. The movable portion is movably disposed on the fixed portion, and includes an optical element. The first driving assembly is at least partially disposed on the fixed portion, and drives the optical element to move in a first direction. The positioning assembly is disposed on the fixed portion or the movable portion, wherein the positioning assembly limits the movable part to a first terminal position or a second terminal position relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Hsi WANG, Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, He-Ling CHANG
  • Publication number: 20200249424
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for moving an optical element is provided, including a fixed part, a movable part, a driving assembly, and a flexible element. The movable part is connected to the optical element. The driving assembly drives the movable part to move relative to the fixed part. The flexible element is connected to the fixed part and the movable part. When the movable part moves relative to the fixed part, the flexible element deforms so that the position of the movable part relative to the fixed part can be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Liang-Ting HO, Chao-Chang HU, Yung-Hsien YEH, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200249544
    Abstract: A light flux adjustment module is provided for adjusting light flux of light having an optical axis, including a fixed portion, a connecting element, a first blade, and a drive assembly. The fixed portion includes a window, and the light passes through the window. The connecting element is movably connected to the fixed portion. The first blade is movably connected to the connecting element and the fixed portion, and the first blade is adjacent to the window. The drive assembly is used for driving the connecting element to move relative to the fixed portion in a first moving dimension. When the connecting element is moved relative to the fixed portion in the first direction, the first blade is driven by the connecting element to move relative to the fixed portion in a second moving dimension, and the first moving dimension and the second moving dimension are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Hsi WANG, Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200241315
    Abstract: An optical module is provided. The optical module includes a first optical element driving mechanism. The first optical element driving mechanism includes a first movable portion, a first fixed portion, and a first driving assembly. The first movable portion connects an optical path adjustment element. The optical path adjustment element is configured to change a transmission direction of incident light to a first direction that is different from the transmission direction. The first fixed potion is polygonal when viewed in the transmission direction. The first movable portion is movable relative to the first fixed portion. The first driving assembly drives the first movable portion to move relative to the first fixed portion. The first driving assembly comprises a shape memory alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chen-Hsien FAN, Liang-Ting HO
  • Publication number: 20200225442
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided. The optical member driving mechanism includes a movable portion and a fixed portion. The movable portion includes a holder for holding an optical member with an optical axis. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The fixed portion has a housing and a base. The housing is disposed on the base, and includes a top surface and a side surface. The top surface extends in a direction that is parallel to the optical axis. The side surface extends from an edge of the top surface in a direction that is not parallel to the optical axis. The side surface has a rectangular opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Chih-Wei WENG, Chao-Chang HU, Yueh-Lin LEE, Chen-Hsien FAN, Chien-Yu KAO, Chia-Ching HSU, Sung-Mao TSAI, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Patent number: 10712580
    Abstract: A driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, and a driving module disposed therebetween. The driving module includes a first electromagnetic driving assembly and a second electromagnetic driving assembly. The first electromagnetic driving assembly has a first surface, and the second electromagnetic driving assembly has a second surface facing the first surface. The second surface is a curved surface. The driving module can drive the movable portion to rotate around a rotation axis relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Che-Wei Chang, Cheng-Kai Yu
  • Patent number: 10712633
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a light-sensing element, at least one optical lens, a reflecting unit and a first driving assembly. The reflecting unit includes a reflecting surface, configured to receive an incident light and to reflect a reflecting light. The reflecting light travels through the optical lens into the light-sensing element. The first driving assembly is configured to control the reflecting unit to move along a first axis direction, so as to adjust a focus position of the reflecting light on the light-sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chih-Wei Weng, Cheng-Kai Yu
  • Publication number: 20200221025
    Abstract: An image-capturing device uses a light reflecting member to redirect an exterior light image toward a lens module in order to focus the light image onto an image-capturing unit. The image-capturing device includes a rotating unit for driving the light-reflecting member to rotate within a limited range in such a manner that the image-capturing device can capture at least two light images of different photo-ing areas and combine them into one single combined image without a need of moving the image-capturing unit and the lens module. When a user takes a panoramic or wide-ranged picture, he/she doesn't need to move the whole image-capturing device, but only needs to stand at the same position, faces the same direction and simply pushs the shutter button, and then the image-capturing device will automatically capture light images of different photo-ing areas and then integrate them into one single panoramic or wide-ranged picture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao Chang HU, CHIH WEI WENG
  • Patent number: 10705311
    Abstract: An integrated structure of auto focus (AF) and optical image stabilizer (OIS) mechanisms includes a lens holder, a frame, magnets, suspension elements, and a driver board. The lens holder has an AF coil disposed outside thereof and is suspended in the frame. The inner edges of the sidewalls of the frame are close to but do not contact the outer edge of the AF coil. The magnets are disposed between the frame and the lens holder and correspond to the outer edge of the AF coil, for driving the lens holder back and forth along an optical axis (i.e. the Z axis). The suspension elements suspend the frame in the direction of the optical axis. The driving board has fine pattern coils each corresponding to one of the magnets, for driving the frame laterally (i.e. along the X-axis and/or Y-axis) with respect to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Ming-Hang Huang, Fu-Yuan Wu, Chao-Chang Hu
  • Patent number: 10708475
    Abstract: A camera module is provided, including a bottom, an electromagnetic driving assembly, and a lens assembly. The bottom includes a metal member, a first insulation layer formed on the metal member, and a first conductive layer formed on the first insulation layer. The first conductive layer is electrically connected to the electromagnetic driving assembly. The electromagnetic driving assembly can drive the lens assembly to move relative to the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan
  • Publication number: 20200209612
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided, including a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, a light emitter, and a light receiver. The driving assembly is configured to drive the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The light emitter emits light toward an object, and the light receiver receives the light reflected by the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Mao-Kuo HSU, Kai-Jing FU
  • Publication number: 20200209512
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided. The optical member driving mechanism includes a fixed portion, a movable portion, an electromagnetic driving assembly and an elastic member. The fixed portion has a base and a frame that is disposed on the base. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion, and includes a carrier for carrying an optical member with an incident optical axis. The carrier includes a body and a sidewall that extends along the edge of the body. The electromagnetic driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion via the elastic member, wherein as viewed along the incident optical axis, the sidewall and the elastic member at least partially overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chia-Che WU, Sung-Mao TSAI, Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Chen-Hsien FAN, Chih-Wei WENG
  • Publication number: 20200209713
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism includes a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, and a guiding assembly. The movable portion is configured to connect an optical lens, which has an optical axis. The fixed portion includes a base, wherein the base has a base surface. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion, and the base surface faces the movable portion and is parallel to the optical axis. The driving assembly is configured to force the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion via the guiding assembly. When viewed in a first direction that is perpendicular to the base surface, the optical axis does not overlap the driving assembly, and the optical axis does not overlap the guiding assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai YU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chih-Wei WENG
  • Publication number: 20200209515
    Abstract: An optical system is provided, including a fixed assembly, a plurality of movable members, and a plurality of driving assemblies respectively connected to the movable members. The movable members are connected to an optical element and movable relative to the fixed assembly. The driving assemblies respectively drive the movable members to move relative to the fixed assembly in different time intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Chun CHENG, Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Tsung-Tung LI, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200209513
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a fixed assembly, a movable element and a driving module. The fixed assembly has a main axis. The movable element is movable relative to the fixed assembly and coupled to a first optical element. The driving module is configured to drive the movable element to move relative to the fixed assembly. The driving module includes a first driving assembly and a second driving assembly, and the first driving assembly and the second driving assembly are individually operable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Chen-Er HSU, Fu-Yuan WU, Shou-Jen LIU, Chih-Wei WENG, Mao-Kuo HSU, Hsueh-Ju LU, Che-Hsiang CHIU
  • Publication number: 20200213493
    Abstract: A calibration method of an optical system is provided, wherein the optical system includes a movable element that can move within an operation interval. The calibration method includes the step of establishing a relationship between the operation interval and an electrical signal coding sequence. The calibration method further includes the step of establishing a relationship between the operation interval and a sensing signal coding sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yi-Chun CHENG, Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Tsung-Tung LI, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200209511
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided and includes a movable portion and a fixed portion. The movable portion includes a carrier for carrying an optical member with a first optical axis. The fixed portion has a top surface, a first side surface and a second side surface. The top surface extends in a direction that is parallel to the first optical axis. The first side surface and the second side surface extend in a direction that is not parallel to the first optical axis from the edge of the top surface and face different sides of the optical member. The shortest distance between the optical member and the first side surface is shorter than the shortest distance between the optical member and the second side surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chien-Yu KAO, Chen-Hsien FAN, Chih-Wei WENG, Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG
  • Publication number: 20200209521
    Abstract: A reflective element driving module includes a first reflective element, a second reflective element, and a driving assembly. The first reflective element has a first reflective surface, disposed to correspond to the incident light, wherein the light has an optical axis. The second reflective element has a second reflective surface, disposed to correspond to the light reflected by the first reflective element, and is movable relative to the first reflective element. The driving assembly is configured to drive the second reflective element to move relative to the first reflective element, wherein the first reflective surface and the second reflective surface face different directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200209516
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a fixed assembly, a movable element, a movable assembly, a driving module and a stopping assembly. The fixed assembly defines a main axis. The movable element is movable relative to the fixed assembly and is connected to a first optical element. The movable assembly is connected to the movable element. The driving module is configured to drive the movable assembly so as to drive the movable element to move relative to the fixed assembly. The stopping assembly is configured to limit the range of motion of the movable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Chen-Er HSU, Fu-Yuan WU, Shou-Jen LIU, Chih-Wei WENG, Mao-Kuo HSU, Hsueh-Ju LU, Che-Hsiang CHIU