Patents by Inventor Chen-Hsien FAN

Chen-Hsien FAN 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: 20210109307
    Abstract: An optical system affixed to an electronic apparatus is provided, including a first optical module, a second optical module, and a third optical module. The first optical module is configured to adjust the moving direction of a first light from a first moving direction to a second moving direction, wherein the first moving direction is not parallel to the second moving direction. The second optical module is configured to receive the first light moving in the second moving direction. The first light reaches the third optical module via the first optical module and the second optical module in sequence. The third optical module includes a first photoelectric converter configured to transform the first light into a first image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, Chia-Che WU, Chien-Yu KAO, Hsiao-Hsin HU, He-Ling CHANG, Chao-Hsi WANG, Chen-Hsien FAN, Che-Wei CHANG, Mao-Gen JIAN, Sung-Mao TSAI, Wei-Jhe SHEN, Yung-Ping YANG, Sin-Hong LIN, Tzu-Yu CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG, Shang-Yu HSU, Meng-Ting LIN, Shih-Wei HUNG, Yu-Huai LIAO, Mao-Kuo HSU, Hsueh-Ju LU, Ching-Chieh HUANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Yu-Chiao LO, Ying-Jen WANG, Shu-Shan CHEN, Che-Hsiang CHIU
  • Patent number: 10976476
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a fixed portion, a movable portion, a plurality of first elastic elements, and a first driving assembly. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion, and includes a holder to hold an optical element, wherein the optical element has an optical axis. The first elastic elements are elastically connected to the fixed portion and the movable portion. The first elastic elements extend in a first direction, and the first direction is perpendicular to the optical axis. The first driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion in a direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. The first driving assembly is electrically connected to the first elastic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chen-Hsien Fan, Chao-Chang Hu
  • Publication number: 20210092266
    Abstract: An optical mechanism is provided, including an optical member, a reflecting element, a holder, and a housing. The optical member includes a first optical lens and a second optical lens. Light propagates into the optical mechanism in a first direction and is reflected by the reflecting element to propagate through the first and second optical lenses in a second direction. The holder supports the first and the second optical lenses, wherein the first and second optical lenses define an optical axis parallel to the second direction. The housing has a lower cover and a top cover, wherein the holder is accommodated in the housing. The first optical lens is closer to a light-entering end of the optical member than the second optical lens, and the first optical lens is larger than the second optical lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN
  • Publication number: 20210092267
    Abstract: An optical mechanism is provided for receiving a light that is reflected by a reflecting element. The optical mechanism includes a movable portion, a fixed portion, and a driving module. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion for receiving an optical member that defines an optical axis. The driving module includes a first electromagnetic driving assembly and a second electromagnetic driving assembly for driving the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The optical axis is located between the first electromagnetic driving assembly and second electromagnetic driving assembly when viewed from the optical axis, and the first electromagnetic driving assembly and the second electromagnetic driving assembly are electrically independent from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN
  • Publication number: 20210063848
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided. The optical member driving mechanism is configured to hold an optical member and drive the optical member to move. The optical member driving mechanism includes a first movable portion, a fixed portion, and a driving assembly. The first movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly is configured to drive the first movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chen-Hsien FAN, Sung-Mao TSAI, Chia-Che WU, Yueh-Lin LEE
  • Patent number: 10935809
    Abstract: A lens driving mechanism is provided. The lens driving mechanism is configured to drive an optical lens, including a holder, a base, a first elastic element, and a first biasing element. The optical lens is disposed in a receiving space of the holder. The base has a central axis, and the holder is movable relative to the base. The first elastic element is connected to the holder and the base. The first biasing element exerts a force on the holder so that an optical axis of the optical lens has an angular displacement relative to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Yi-Liang Chan
  • Publication number: 20210033880
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, and an assisting assembly. The movable portion is used for connecting to an optical element having a main axis. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. 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. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion through the assisting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Shang-Hung Chen, He-Ling Chang, Chih-Wei Weng
  • Publication number: 20210036593
    Abstract: A driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, a driving assembly and a connecting element. The movable portion may move relative to the fixed portion and is used for holding an optical module. The driving assembly moves the movable portion relative to the fixed portion. The connecting element is movably connected to the fixed portion and the movable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Yueh-Lin LEE, Yu-Chiao LO, Chih-Wei WENG
  • Patent number: 10887498
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism for driving an optical member is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, and a driving module. The movable portion can support the aforementioned optical member, and the driving module can drive the movable portion to rotate relative to the fixed portion around a rotating axis, wherein the rotating axis is different from the optical axis of the optical member. The driving module includes a first electromagnetic driving assembly and a second electromagnetic driving assembly, and the optical axis is disposed therebetween. The first electromagnetic driving assembly and the second electromagnetic driving assembly are disposed on a side of the movable portion, and are electrically independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan
  • Patent number: 10852458
    Abstract: A camera device is provided, including a liquid lens, a deforming member, and a first driving module. The deforming member is disposed adjacent to the liquid lens, and the first driving module can generate relative motion between the liquid lens and the deforming member. In response to the adjustment of the distance between the liquid lens and the deforming member, the deforming member deforms the liquid lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Chih-Wei Weng
  • Publication number: 20200371319
    Abstract: A camera system including a telephoto lens module is provided. The telephoto lens module includes a first image sensor, a first assembly, and a second assembly. The first assembly includes a first driving mechanism and a reflecting member connected to the first driving mechanism. The first driving mechanism is configured to drive the reflecting member to rotate around a first axis and a second axis. The second assembly is disposed between the first assembly and the first image sensor, including a second driving mechanism and a first lens. The second driving mechanism is configured to drive the first lens to move along a third axis. The first, second, and third axes are not parallel to each other. When light enters the telephoto lens along the first axis, light is reflected by the reflecting member and through the first lens along the third axis to the first image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Cheng-Kai YU, Chih-Wei WENG, Shu-Shan CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200363607
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, and an assist assembly. The movable portion is used for connecting to an optical element having a main axis. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The assist assembly limits the movement of the movable portion relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Chen-Hsien FAN, Yueh-Lin LEE, Yu-Chiao LO, Sung-Mao TSAI, Shang-Hung CHEN
  • Publication number: 20200333685
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including an immovable part, a movable part, a driving assembly, and an elastic assembly. The movable part is movable relative to the immovable part. The movable part accommodates an optical element. The driving assembly drives the movable part to move relative to the immovable part. The elastic assembly is elastically connected to the immovable part and the movable part. The elastic assembly includes a base and a plurality of wires. The base includes a first portion extending along a first direction. Each of the wires includes a second portion extending along the first direction. The second portions are at least partially disposed on the first portion. The second portions at least partially overlap with each other as observed from a second direction that is not parallel with the first direction. The second portions are arranged along the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN
  • Patent number: 10775596
    Abstract: A camera system including a telephoto lens module is provided. The telephoto lens module includes a first image sensor, a first assembly, and a second assembly. The first assembly includes a first driving mechanism and a reflecting member connected to the first driving mechanism. The first driving mechanism is configured to drive the reflecting member to rotate around a first axis and a second axis. The second assembly is disposed between the first assembly and the first image sensor, including a second driving mechanism and a first lens. The second driving mechanism is configured to drive the first lens to move along a third axis. The first, second, and third axes are not parallel to each other. When light enters the telephoto lens along the first axis, light is reflected by the reflecting member and through the first lens along the third axis to the first image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Cheng-Kai Yu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shu-Shan Chen
  • Publication number: 20200280658
    Abstract: A camera module is provided, including a lens driving mechanism, a lens unit, a circuit board, and an image sensor. The lens unit is disposed on the lens driving mechanism. The image sensor is disposed on the circuit board. The circuit board includes a metal member, an insulation layer, and a metal wire. The insulation layer is disposed between the metal member and the metal wire, and the metal wire is electrically connected to the image sensor. The lens driving module can drive the lens unit to move relative to the image sensor. The image sensor can catch the light through the lens unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN
  • Patent number: 10754129
    Abstract: A camera system including a telephoto lens module is provided. The telephoto lens module includes a first image sensor, a first assembly, and a second assembly. The first assembly includes a first driving mechanism and a reflecting member connected to the first driving mechanism. The first driving mechanism is configured to drive the reflecting member to rotate around a first axis and a second axis. The second assembly is disposed between the first assembly and the first image sensor, including a second driving mechanism and a first lens. The second driving mechanism is configured to drive the first lens to move along a third axis. The first, second, and third axes are not parallel to each other. When light enters the telephoto lens along the first axis, light is reflected by the reflecting member and through the first lens along the third axis to the first image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Cheng-Kai Yu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shu-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 10747088
    Abstract: A camera module is provided, including a lens driving mechanism, a lens unit, a housing, and an elastic member. The lens unit is disposed on the lens driving mechanism. The housing surrounds the lens driving mechanism. The elastic member is connected to the lens driving mechanism and comprises a metal base, a first insulation layer, and a first metal wire. The first insulation layer is disposed between the metal base and the first metal wire, and the first metal wire is electrically connected to the lens driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan
  • Publication number: 20200249421
    Abstract: A control method of a driving mechanism is provided, including: the driving mechanism provides a first electrical signal from a control assembly to the driving mechanism to move the movable portion into an initial position relative to the fixed portion, wherein the control assembly includes a control unit and a position sensing unit; the status signal of an inertia sensing unit is read; the control unit sends the status signal to the control unit to calculate a target position; the control unit provides a second electrical signal to the driving assembly according to the target position for driving the driving assembly; a position signal is sent from the position sensing unit to the control unit; the control unit provides a third electric signal to the driving assembly to drive the driving assembly according the position signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Sung-Mao TSAI, Yueh-Lin LEE, Yu-Chiao LO, Mao-Kuo HSU, Ching-Chieh HUANG, Yi-Chun CHENG
  • 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: 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