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: 10133038
    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: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan, Cheng-Kai Yu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shu-Shan Chen
  • Publication number: 20180329276
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, Cheng-Kai YU
  • Patent number: 10126563
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan, Corp.
    Inventors: Cheng Kai Yu, Chao Chang Hu, Chih Wei Weng
  • Patent number: 10110788
    Abstract: A camera device is provided, which includes an image sensor and an optical lens arranged corresponding to the image sensor. An axis is defined on the light incident surface of the image sensor. The edge of the optical lens includes a straight segment that is parallel to the axis. Since the non-effective area of the optical lens is decreased, the camera module has a smaller size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chih-Wei Weng, Cheng-Kai Yu, Shu-Shan Chen
  • Publication number: 20180299651
    Abstract: An optical system is provided, including a first optical module, a second optical module, and an optical path adjusting mechanism. The first and second optical modules are respectively configured to sustain a first optical element and a second optical element which respectively have a first optical axis and a second optical axis perpendicular to each other. The first optical module has a first electromagnetic driving assembly. The optical path adjusting mechanism, disposed between the first and second optical modules, allows light to enter the second optical module which includes an optical path adjusting unit and a second electromagnetic driving assembly which are arranged in the incident direction of light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai YU, Liang-Ting HO, Shu-Shan CHEN
  • Patent number: 10101595
    Abstract: A lens driving device includes a base and a frame movably connected to the base. A holder carries a lens and is movably disposed in the frame. A focus driving unit includes at least one first coil disposed on the holder and at least one first magnetic element disposed on the frame and corresponding to the first coil. Electromagnetic induction occurs between the first coil and the first magnetic element, so that the holder is moved along an optical axis of the lens with respect to the base. A tilt driving unit includes several first electromagnetic driving parts disposed on opposite sides of the holder and several second electromagnetic driving parts disposed on the frame and corresponding to the first electromagnetic driving parts. Electromagnetic induction occurs between the first and second electromagnetic driving parts, so that the holder is tilted with respect to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu, Che-Wei Chang, Chih-Wei Weng
  • Publication number: 20180188527
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism includes a fixed module, a movable module, an optical element, a first sensing magnet, and a first sensing element. The movable module is movably connected to the fixed module. The optical element is disposed on the movable module. The first sensing magnet is disposed corresponding to the optical element, and has a polar direction. The first sensing element is disposed corresponding to the first sensing magnet for sensing displacement of the first sensing magnet relative to the fixed module in a first direction, wherein the first direction is perpendicular to the polar direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Cheng-Kai YU
  • Publication number: 20180188476
    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: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Cheng-Kai YU
  • Publication number: 20180164660
    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: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu, Bing-Ru Song
  • Publication number: 20180136438
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for supporting an optical member is provided, including a fixed module, a movable module, a driving module disposed therebetween, and an elastic member. The driving module can drive the movable module to rotate around a first rotation axis relative to the fixed module. The elastic member includes a first connecting portion connected to the movable module, a second connecting portion connected to the fixed module, a first string portion connected to the first connecting portion, and a first buffer portion connected to the first string portion. The first string portion is disposed on the first rotation axis. The longitudinal axis of the first string portion is parallel to the first rotation axis. The first buffer portion has wave-shaped structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Liang-Ting HO, Cheng-Kai YU, Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, Che-Wei CHANG
  • Publication number: 20180120587
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a lens driving apparatus with a closed-loop anti-shake structure, comprising: a lens holder comprising a coil; a frame comprising 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: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Cheng-Kai YU, Bing-Ru SONG
  • Publication number: 20180120584
    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: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Cheng-Kai YU
  • Publication number: 20180106980
    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: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai YU, Yi-Ho CHEN, Chao-Chang HU, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Patent number: 9927681
    Abstract: Provided is a lens driving device which includes: a lens holder including a coil; a frame for receiving the lens holder; a driving circuit board disposed below the frame; a plurality of first conductive elastic bodies disposed in a manner to keep the lens holder moving in a Z-axis direction; and a plurality of second conductive elastic bodies disposed in a manner to keep the frame moving in a direction perpendicular to the Z-axis direction. The lens driving device further comprises a plurality of electrical contact-oriented Z-axis position sensor. The Z-axis position sensor senses the motion of the lens holder in the Z-axis direction. An electronic circuit between a portion of the plurality of electrical contacts and the coil of the lens holder comprises a Molded Interconnect Device and a portion of the first conductive elastic bodies. The Molded Interconnect Device is disposed on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu, Bing-Ru Song
  • Patent number: 9885880
    Abstract: A lens driving apparatus with a closed-loop anti-shake structure, including: a lens holder comprising a coil; a frame comprising a plurality of magnets and receiving the lens holder; a driving circuit board comprising a plurality of coils corresponding to the plurality of magnets and 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: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Shu-Shan Chen, Cheng-Kai Yu, Bing-Ru Song
  • Publication number: 20180017844
    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: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Cheng-Kai YU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Chih-Wei WENG
  • Publication number: 20170329151
    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: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Cheng-Kai YU, Chih-Wei WENG, Shu-Shan CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170329111
    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: May 8, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Cheng-Kai YU, Chih-Wei WENG, Shu-Shan CHEN
  • Publication number: 20170299839
    Abstract: A camera lens module is provided, including a holder, a circuit, and an optical lens. The holder is integrally formed in one piece and forms an accommodation space. The circuit is disposed on the holder. The optical lens is disposed in the accommodation space and in contact with an inner surface of the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: Chih-Wei WENG, Chen-Hsien FAN, Cheng-Kai YU
  • Publication number: 20170285363
    Abstract: A lens driving device includes a base and a frame movably connected to the base. A holder carries a lens and is movably disposed in the frame. A focus driving unit includes at least one first coil disposed on the holder and at least one first magnetic element disposed on the frame and corresponding to the first coil. Electromagnetic induction occurs between the first coil and the first magnetic element, so that the holder is moved along an optical axis of the lens with respect to the base. A tilt driving unit includes several first electromagnetic driving parts disposed on opposite sides of the holder and several second electromagnetic driving parts disposed on the frame and corresponding to the first electromagnetic driving parts. Electromagnetic induction occurs between the first and second electromagnetic driving parts, so that the holder is tilted with respect to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shu-Shan CHEN, Cheng-Kai YU, Che-Wei CHANG, Chih-Wei WENG