Patents by Inventor Dmitry Bakin

Dmitry Bakin 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: 10928642
    Abstract: Structured light projection system includes an array of light emitting devices, which is configured to emit a pattern of light. A projection lens is configured to receive and project the pattern of light from the array to a first optical element. The first optical element alters the pattern of light to generate a first emitted pattern of light that is irregular. The first emitted pattern of light is transmitted to a second optical element that is configured to receive the first pattern of light and reproduce the first emitted pattern along a second emitted pattern, which comprises multiple instances of the first emitted pattern arranged in a tiled pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Markus Rossi
  • Publication number: 20200348456
    Abstract: This disclosure describes illumination assemblies operable to generate a patterned illumination that maintain high contrast over a wide temperature range. An implementation of the illumination assembly can include an array of monochromatic light sources positioned on an illumination plane, first and second optical elements, and an exit aperture. A chief ray of each light source within the array of monochromatic light sources can substantially converge at an exit aperture. In such implementations light generated by the array of monochromatic light sources can be used efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Markus Rossi, Kai Engelhardt
  • Patent number: 10761192
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to illumination modules operable to increase the area over which an illumination source, such as a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser or light-emitting diode, illuminates. Such illumination modules include a substrate having electrical contacts, an illumination source electrically connected to the substrate, a collimation assembly operable to collimate the light generated from the illumination source, a translation assembly operable to translate light over an area, and a mask assembly. In various implementations the illumination source may be rather small in area, thereby reducing the cost of the illumination module. Some implementations of the illumination module can be used for the acquisition of three-dimensional data in some cases, while in other cases some implementations of the illumination module can be used for other applications requiring projected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Moshe Doron, Matthias Gloor, Markus Rossi
  • Patent number: 10761244
    Abstract: This disclosure describes illumination assemblies operable to generate a patterned illumination that maintain high contrast over a wide temperature range. An implementation of the illumination assembly can include an array of monochromatic light sources positioned on an illumination plane, first and second optical elements, and an exit aperture. A chief ray of each light source within the array of monochromatic light sources can substantially converge at an exit aperture. In such implementations light generated by the array of monochromatic light sources can be used efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Markus Rossi, Kai Engelhardt
  • Publication number: 20200225501
    Abstract: Structured light projection system includes an array of light emitting devices, which is configured to emit a pattern of light. A projection lens is configured to receive and project the pattern of light from the array to a first optical element. The first optical element alters the pattern of light to generate a first emitted pattern of light that is irregular. The first emitted pattern of light is transmitted to a second optical element that is configured to receive the first pattern of light and reproduce the first emitted pattern along a second emitted pattern, which comprises multiple instances of the first emitted pattern arranged in a tiled pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Markus Rossi
  • Patent number: 10566363
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various modules that can provide ultra-precise and stable packaging for an optoelectronic device such as a light emitter or light detector. The modules include vertical alignment features that can be machined, as needed, during fabrication of the modules, to establish a precise distance between the optoelectronic device and an optical element or optical assembly disposed over the optoelectronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Riel, Markus Rossi, Daniel Pérez Calero, Matthias Gloor, Moshe Doron, Dmitry Bakin, Philippe Bouchilloux
  • Patent number: 10466501
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes optoelectronic modules that include an optical system tilted with respect to a focal plane. For example, an optoelectronic module can includes an optical system including a vertical alignment feature. An optoelectronic sub-assembly includes an active optoelectronic device, wherein the vertical alignment rests on a surface of the optoelectronic sub-assembly and wherein an optical axis of the optical system is tilted with respect to a focal plane in the sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Matthias Gloor
  • Publication number: 20190265393
    Abstract: This disclosure describes illumination assemblies operable to generate a patterned illumination that maintain high contrast over a wide temperature range. An implementation of the illumination assembly can include an array of monochromatic light sources positioned on an illumination plane, first and second optical elements, and an exit aperture. A chief ray of each light source within the array of monochromatic light sources can substantially converge at an exit aperture. In such implementations light generated by the array of monochromatic light sources can be used efficiently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Markus Rossi, Kai Engelhardt
  • Publication number: 20180252799
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to illumination modules operable to increase the area over which an illumination source, such as a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser or light-emitting diode, illuminates. Such illumination modules include a substrate having electrical contacts, an illumination source electrically connected to the substrate, a collimation assembly operable to collimate the light generated from the illumination source, a translation assembly operable to translate light over an area, and a mask assembly. In various implementations the illumination source may be rather small in area, thereby reducing the cost of the illumination module. Some implementations of the illumination module can be used for the acquisition of three-dimensional data in some cases, while in other cases some implementations of the illumination module can be used for other applications requiring projected light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Moshe Doron, Matthias Gloor, Markus Rossi
  • Patent number: 10019112
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a touch panel. The touch panel may detect touch events using one or more cameras. The touch panel may include a planar exterior surface, such as a cover glass, that extends over an active region of a display and an inactive peripheral region. The cameras may be located underneath the inactive peripheral region. The cameras may include a light turning element to allow the cameras to detect touch events, without being raised above the exterior surface of the active region of the display (e.g., without having a raised profile). The touch panel may detect touch events using dynamic zooming techniques. As an example, the touch panel may divide the active region into sections, search for touch events in each section, zoom into sections in which touch events are found, and further search the sections in which touch events were found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Kenneth Edward Salsman
  • Patent number: 10001583
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes structured light projection in which a structured light projector includes a light emitter and a compound patterned mask. The mask includes a spacer substrate that is transparent to a wavelength of light emitted by the light emitter. On a first side of the spacer substrate is a first reflective surface having apertures therein to allow light to pass through. Lenses are arranged to focus light, produced by the light emitter, toward the apertures in the first reflective surface. A second reflective surface on a second side of the spacer substrate opposite the first side has apertures therein to allow light passing through the spacer substrate to exit the compound patterned mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Matthias Gloor, Moshe Doron
  • Publication number: 20170343889
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various modules that can provide ultra-precise and stable packaging for an optoelectronic device such as a light emitter or light detector. The modules include vertical alignment features that can be machined, as needed, during fabrication of the modules, to establish a precise distance between the optoelectronic device and an optical element or optical assembly disposed over the optoelectronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Riel, Markus Rossi, Daniel Pérez Calero, Matthias Gloor, Moshe Doron, Dmitry Bakin, Philippe Bouchilloux
  • Publication number: 20170343831
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes optoelectronic modules that include an optical system tilted with respect to a focal plane. For example, an optoelectronic module can includes an optical system including a vertical alignment feature. An optoelectronic sub-assembly includes an active optoelectronic device, wherein the vertical alignment rests on a surface of the optoelectronic sub-assembly and wherein an optical axis of the optical system is tilted with respect to a focal plane in the sub-assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Matthias Gloor
  • Patent number: 9768361
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various modules that can provide ultra-precise and stable packaging for an optoelectronic device such as a light emitter or light detector. The modules include vertical alignment features that can be machined, as needed, during fabrication of the modules, to establish a precise distance between the optoelectronic device and an optical element or optical assembly disposed over the optoelectronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Riel, Markus Rossi, Daniel Pérez Calero, Matthias Gloor, Moshe Doron, Dmitry Bakin, Philippe Bouchilloux
  • Publication number: 20160306265
    Abstract: This disclosure describes various modules that can provide ultra-precise and stable packaging for an optoelectronic device such as a light emitter or light detector. The modules include vertical alignment features that can be machined, as needed, during fabrication of the modules, to establish a precise distance between the optoelectronic device and an optical element or optical assembly disposed over the optoelectronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Riel, Markus Rossi, Daniel Pérez Calero, Matthias Gloor, Moshe Doron, Dmitry Bakin, Philippe Bouchilloux
  • Publication number: 20160291200
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes structured light projection in which a structured light projector includes a light emitter and a compound patterned mask. The mask includes a spacer substrate that is transparent to a wavelength of light emitted by the light emitter. On a first side of the spacer substrate is a first reflective surface having apertures therein to allow light to pass through. Lenses are arranged to focus light, produced by the light emitter, toward the apertures in the first reflective surface. A second reflective surface on a second side of the spacer substrate opposite the first side has apertures therein to allow light passing through the spacer substrate to exit the compound patterned mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Matthias Gloor, Moshe Doron
  • Patent number: 8779483
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with imaging modules that include plasmonic light collectors. Plasmonic light collectors may be configured to exploit an interaction between incoming light and plasmons in the plasmonic light collector to alter the path of the incoming light. Plasmonic light collectors may include one or more spectrally tuned plasmonic image pixels configured to preferentially trap light of a given frequency. Spectrally tuned plasmonic image pixels may include plasmonic structures formed form a patterned metal layer over doped silicon layers. Doped silicon layers may be interposed between plasmonic structures and a reflective layer. Plasmonic image pixels may be used to absorb and detect as much as, or more than, ninety percent of incident light at wavelengths ranging from the infrared to the ultraviolet. Plasmonic image pixels that capture light of different colors may be arranged in patterned arrays to form imager modules or imaging spectrometers for optofluidic microscopes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Aptina Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Salsman, Ulrich Boettiger, Dmitry Bakin, Curtis W. Stith
  • Patent number: 8538120
    Abstract: An image sensor integrated circuit may contain image sensor pixels. A channel containing a fluid with particles such as cells may be formed on top of the image sensor. Some of the image sensor pixels may form a calibration sensor and some of the image sensor pixels may form an imager. As the fluid and particles flow through the channel at a flow rate, the calibration sensor may measures the flow rate and illumination intensity in the channel. Based on calibration data such as measured flow rate and measured illumination intensity, adjustments may be made to ensure that the imager acquires satisfactory image data. The adjustments may include flow rate adjustments, image acquisition data rate adjustments, and illumination adjustments. A processing unit in the channel may contain a laser or other component to destroy selected cells. A flared region in the channel may be used as a chromatograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Aptina Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Salsman, Ulrich Boettiger, Dmitry Bakin, Curtis W. Stith
  • Publication number: 20130100082
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a touch panel. The touch panel may detect touch events using one or more cameras. The touch panel may include a planar exterior surface, such as a cover glass, that extends over an active region of a display and an inactive peripheral region. The cameras may be located underneath the inactive peripheral region. The cameras may include a light turning element to allow the cameras to detect touch events, without being raised above the exterior surface of the active region of the display (e.g., without having a raised profile). The touch panel may detect touch events using dynamic zooming techniques. As an example, the touch panel may divide the active region into sections, search for touch events in each section, zoom into sections in which touch events are found, and further search the sections in which touch events were found.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Dmitry Bakin, Kenneth Edward Salsman
  • Publication number: 20120326256
    Abstract: Electronic devices may be provided with imaging modules that include plasmonic light collectors. Plasmonic light collectors may be configured to exploit an interaction between incoming light and plasmons in the plasmonic light collector to alter the path of the incoming light. Plasmonic light collectors may include one or more spectrally tuned plasmonic image pixels configured to preferentially trap light of a given frequency. Spectrally tuned plasmonic image pixels may include plasmonic structures formed form a patterned metal layer over doped silicon layers. Doped silicon layers may be interposed between plasmonic structures and a reflective layer. Plasmonic image pixels may be used to absorb and detect as much as, or more than, ninety percent of incident light at wavelengths ranging from the infrared to the ultraviolet. Plasmonic image pixels that capture light of different colors may be arranged in patterned arrays to form imager modules or imaging spectrometers for optofluidic microscopes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Edward Salsman, Ulrich Boettiger, Dmitry Bakin, Curtis W. Stith