Patents by Inventor Cheng Kai Yu

Cheng Kai Yu 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).

  • Patent number: 10606030
    Abstract: An optical mechanism is provided. The optical mechanism includes a fixed member, a movable member, an optical element, a first sensing magnet and a first sensing element, wherein the movable member is movably connected to the fixed member, and the optical element is disposed on the movable member. The first sensing magnet corresponds to the optical element and has a first magnetic polar direction. The first sensing element corresponds to the first sensing magnet for detecting the rotation of the first sensing magnet around a first axis relative to the fixed member, wherein the first axis is perpendicular to the first magnetic polar direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu
  • Patent number: 10571650
    Abstract: An optical member driving module is provided, including a moving mechanism, a base, a suspension wire, and an electromagnetic driving mechanism for driving the moving mechanism to move relative to the base. The moving mechanism includes an optical member holder, and the base has a first surface, a second surface, and an opening. The second surface faces the optical member holder and is opposite to the first surface. The opening extends from the first surface to the second surface. The suspension wire extends through the opening, and the opposite ends of the suspension wire are respectively affixed to the first surface and the moving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai Yu, Yi-Ho Chen, Chao-Chang Hu, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Patent number: 10509234
    Abstract: A lens driving apparatus with a closed-loop anti-shake structure, including: a lens holder including a coil; a frame including a plurality of magnets and receiving the lens holder; a driving circuit board disposed under the frame; a plurality of first set of elastic bodies configured such that the lens holder remains movable in a direction of a first axis with respect to the frame; a plurality of second set of elastic bodies configured such that the frame remains movable in a direction perpendicular to the first axis with respect to the driving circuit board; and a first optical module and a first optical reference respectively disposed at the driving circuit board and the lens holder, the first optical module sensing a relative movement of the first optical reference so as to sense a movement of the lens holder in the direction of the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu, Bing-Ru Song
  • Publication number: 20190361264
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including: a fixed portion; a movable portion movably connected to the fixed portion and includes a frame and a holder, wherein an optical element having an optical axis is connected to the movable portion; a first driving assembly disposed in the fixed portion to move the movable portion relative to the fixed portion; and a resilient element, including: an outer resilient element, including: a first segment having a strip-shaped structure; a second segment having a strip-shaped structure; and a first bending segment, wherein the first segment connects to the second segment through the first bending segment, and the frame is movably connected to the fixed portion through the outer resilient element; and an inner resilient element, wherein the holder is movably connected to the frame through the inner resilient element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Cheng-Kai YU
  • Publication number: 20190346688
    Abstract: A lens unit is provided, including a casing, a carrier, an optical lens, a first driving assembly, and a second driving assembly. The carrier is movably disposed in the casing, and the optical lens is disposed on the carrier. The first and second driving assemblies are provided to drive the carrier and the optical lens respectively to move along a first axis and a second axis relative to the casing. Specifically, when viewed along a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens unit, the first and second driving assemblies do not overlap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Cheng-Kai YU, Chih-Wei WENG, Shu-Shan CHEN
  • Publication number: 20190339495
    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: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Cheng-Kai YU, Chih-Wei WENG, Shu-Shan CHEN
  • Patent number: 10423005
    Abstract: An electromagnetic driving device is provided which includes a stationary portion, an OIS driving assembly, a movable portion, and a flexible member. The stationary portion and the movable portion are arranged along a main axis. The OIS driving assembly is configured to drive the movement of the movable portion relative to the stationary portion. The flexible member extends on a plane that is located on a side of the moveable portion and connects the movable portion to the stationary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Cheng-Kai Yu
  • Patent number: 10401641
    Abstract: A lens unit is provided, including a casing, a carrier, an optical lens, a first driving assembly, and a second driving assembly. The carrier is movably disposed in the casing, and the optical lens is disposed on the carrier. The first and second driving assemblies are provided to drive the carrier and the optical lens respectively to move along a first axis and a second axis relative to the casing. Specifically, when viewed along a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens unit, the first and second driving assemblies do not overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Cheng-Kai Yu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shu-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 10372017
    Abstract: Provided is a lens driving device includes a lens holder for carrying a lens; a frame for receiving the lens holder; a first driving component for driving the lens holder to move along a first direction in respect to the frame; a base moveably connected to the frame; a second driving component for driving the frame to move along a second direction in respect to the base, and a position sensor disposed on the frame for sensing a change in a position of the lens holder along the first direction in respect to the frame, wherein the first direction is not parallel to the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu, Bing-Ru Song
  • Publication number: 20190235350
    Abstract: A lens driving module includes a reflecting element, a base, a frame, a holder, an optical lens, a first electromagnetic driving assembly, and a second electromagnetic driving assembly. The frame is connected to the base, and the holder holds the optical lens and movably connects to the base. The reflecting element reflects light from the outside along a light incident direction to an optical lens along a first direction, wherein the light incident direction is perpendicular to the first direction. The first and second electromagnetic driving assemblies force the holder to move relative to the base, wherein the first electromagnetic driving assembly has a first drive coil, the second electromagnetic driving assembly has a second drive coil, the first and second drive coils have elongated structures extending in a second direction and the first direction respectively, and the first direction is perpendicular to the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai YU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chih-Wei WENG
  • Patent number: 10303042
    Abstract: A lens driving module includes a reflecting element, a base, a frame, a holder, an optical lens, a first electromagnetic driving assembly, and a second electromagnetic driving assembly. The frame is connected to the base, and the holder holds the optical lens and movably connects to the base. The reflecting element reflects light from the outside along a light incident direction to an optical lens along a first direction, wherein the light incident direction is substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The first and second electromagnetic driving assemblies are configured to force the holder and the optical lens to move relative to the base, wherein the first and second electromagnetic driving assemblies are situated in different positions in the light incident direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai Yu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Chih-Wei Weng
  • Patent number: 10305359
    Abstract: An anti-tilt electromagnetic motor is provided, including a frame, a support base, a contact assembly, a drive assembly, and an elastic assembly. The support base is arranged movably relative to the frame along an axis. The contact assembly is disposed between the frame and the support base and directly contacts the frame and the support base. The drive assembly is configured to drive the support base to move. The elastic assembly is configured to provide a pre-loading force so as to enable the contact assembly to be compressed by the frame and the support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Bing Ru Song, Cheng Kai Yu, Chao Chang Hu
  • Publication number: 20190115818
    Abstract: An electromagnetic driving module is provided, including a first member, a second member movably connected to the first member, an electromagnetic driving assembly, and a film. The electromagnetic driving assembly includes a magnet and a coil respectively disposed on the first and second members, so as to move the second member relative to the first member. The film is disposed on a side of the magnet to reduce magnetic interference between the magnet and a magnetic element, wherein the magnetic permeability of the film is higher than the magnetic permeability of the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai YU, Liang-Ting HO, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chao-Chang HU
  • Publication number: 20190115819
    Abstract: An electromagnetic driving mechanism is provided, including a first member, a second member movably connected to the first member, an electromagnetic driving assembly, and a film. The electromagnetic driving assembly includes a magnet and a coil respectively disposed on the first and second members, so as to move the second member relative to the first member. The film is formed on the second member and has positive magnetic susceptibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai YU, Liang-Ting HO, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chao-Chang HU
  • Patent number: 10254505
    Abstract: An electromagnetic driving device is provided, which includes a movable member, a stationary member, a suspension member, and an energy-absorbing glue. The movable member and the stationary member are arranged along a main axis. The suspension member extends along a direction parallel to the main axis, and the two ends thereof are respectively connected to the movable member and the stationary member so as to enable the movable member to be suspended over the stationary member. A segment of the suspension member is covered in the energy-absorbing glue, and the energy-absorbing glue connects the suspension member to the movable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Cheng-Kai Yu
  • Publication number: 20190072778
    Abstract: A thin-plate-typed rotating module includes a rotating element, a driving unit and a base board. The rotating element is rotatable about a first axial direction and a second axial direction in a limited degree. The driving unit connects the rotating element for driving the rotating element to rotate about the first and second axial directions. The base board is furnished with a control module which is connected with the driving unit for controlling the driving unit to operate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng Kai Yu, Chao Chang Hu, Chih Wei Weng
  • Publication number: 20190049703
    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: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Cheng-Kai YU, Chih-Wei WENG, Shu-Shan CHEN
  • Patent number: 10168545
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lens driving device which includes a lens holder defining an optical axis and being for holding a lens; a first AF coil disposed with respect to the lens holder; an OIS coil structure having two coils respectively disposed by two sides of the lens holder on a first plane having a normal direction parallel to the optical axis; two magnets respectively disposed with respect to the respective coils and having a first surface facing the first AF coil and a second surface facing the OIS coil structure; and a circuit structure connected electrically to the OIS coil structure and taking control thereof. At least one of the two magnets and the first AF coil cooperate to drive the lens holder along the optical axis, and each of the two magnets and the OIS coil structure cooperate to drive the lens holder along a direction perpendicular to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu, Yu-Hao Kuan
  • Publication number: 20180356610
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a fixed module, a movable module, a driving coil, an electrical circuit and a magnetic element. The fixed module includes a base and a circuit board, and the movable module includes an optical member holder, configured to hold an optical member. The magnetic element corresponds to the driving coil and is configured to generate an electromagnetic driving force to drive the optical member holder to move relative to the base. The driving coil and the electrical circuit are integrally formed in the circuit board. The driving coil partially overlaps the electrical circuit when viewed along a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Shu-Shan CHEN, Cheng-Kai YU, Chao-Chang HU
  • Publication number: 20180356646
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a fixed module, a movable module, a driving coil, a sensing unit and a driving assembly. The fixed module includes an outer frame, and the movable module includes an optical member holder, configured to hold an optical member. The sensing unit is configured to obtain information related to a first rotation angle of the optical member holder when rotating around a first axis relative to the outer frame and a second rotation angle of the optical member holder when rotating around a second axis relative to the outer frame. The driving assembly is for driving the optical member holder to rotate around the first axis or the second axis according to the information related to the first rotation angle and the second rotation angle. The first axis or the second axis is perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Cheng-Kai YU