Patents by Inventor Kenneth Kubala

Kenneth Kubala 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: 10002215
    Abstract: Arrayed imaging systems include an array of detectors formed with a common base and a first array of layered optical elements, each one of the layered optical elements being optically connected with a detector in the array of detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Dowski, Paulo E. X. Silveira, George C. Barnes, IV, Vladislav V. Chumachenko, Dennis W. Dobbs, Regis S. Fan, Gregory E. Johnson, Miodrag Scepanovic, Satoru Tachihara, Christopher J. Linnen, Inga Tamayo, Donald Combs, Howard E. Rhodes, James He, John J. Mader, Goran M. Rauker, Kenneth Kubala, Mark Meloni, Brian Schwartz, Robert Cormack, Michael Hepp, Kenneth Ashley Macon, Gary L. Duerksen
  • Patent number: 9876051
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes providing a lens substrate having an array of lenses. The lens substrate includes an overflow region next to each lens of the array. Each overflow region includes an overflow lens material. The method also includes separating the lens substrate into a plurality of smaller lens substrates. Each of the smaller lens substrates has one of the single lens and the plurality of stacked lenses. Separating the lens substrate into the smaller lens substrates may include removing or substantially removing the overflow regions. In one aspect, the method may be performed as a method of making a miniature camera module. Other methods are also described, as are miniature camera modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kubala, Paulo E. X. Silveira, Satoru Tachihara
  • Publication number: 20160350445
    Abstract: Arrayed imaging systems include an array of detectors formed with a common base and a first array of layered optical elements, each one of the layered optical elements being optically connected with a detector in the array of detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Edward R. Dowski, JR., Paulo E.X. Silvieri, George C. Barnes, IV, Vladislav V. Chumachenko, Dennis W. Dobbs, Regis S. Fan, Gregory E. Johnson, Miodrag Scepanovic, Satoru Tachihara, Christopher J. Linnen, Inga Tamayo, Donald Combs, Howard E. Rhodes, James He, John J. Mader, Goran M. Rauker, Kenneth Kubala, Mark Meloni, Brian Schwartz, Robert Cormack, Michael Hepp, Kenneth Ashley Macon, Gary L. Duerksen
  • Patent number: 9418193
    Abstract: Arrayed imaging systems include an array of detectors formed with a common base and a first array of layered optical elements, each one of the layered optical elements being optically connected with a detector in the array of detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Dowski, Jr., Paulo E. X. Silvieri, George C. Barnes, IV, Vladislav V. Chumachenko, Dennis W. Dobbs, Regis S. Fan, Gregory E. Johnson, Miodrag Scepanovic, Satoru Tachihara, Christopher J. Linnen, Inga Tamayo, Donald Combs, Howard E. Rhodes, James He, John J. Mader, Kenneth Kubala, Mark Meloni, Brian Schwartz, Robert Cormack, Michael Hepp, Gary L. Duerksen
  • Publication number: 20160099284
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes providing a lens substrate having an array of lenses. The lens substrate includes an overflow region next to each lens of the array. Each overflow region includes an overflow lens material. The method also includes separating the lens substrate into a plurality of smaller lens substrates. Each of the smaller lens substrates has one of the single lens and the plurality of stacked lenses. Separating the lens substrate into the smaller lens substrates may include removing or substantially removing the overflow regions. In one aspect, the method may be performed as a method of making a miniature camera module. Other methods are also described, as are miniature camera modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Publication date: April 7, 2016
    Inventors: Kenneth Kubala, Paulo E. X. Silveira, Satoru Tachihara
  • Publication number: 20140220713
    Abstract: Arrayed imaging systems include an array of detectors formed with a common base and a first array of layered optical elements, each one of the layered optical elements being optically connected with a detector in the array of detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Omnivision Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Dowski, JR., Paulo E.X. Silvieri, George C. Bames, IV, Vladislav V. Chumachenko, Dennis W. Dobbs, Regis S. Fan, Gregory E. Johnson, Miodrag Scepanovic, Satoru Tachihara, Christopher J. Linnen, Inga Tamayo, Donald Combs, Howard E. Rhodes, James He, John J. Mader, Goran M. Rauker, Kenneth Kubala, Mark Meloni, Brian Schwartz, Robert Cormack, Michael Hepp, Kenneth Ashley Macon, Gary L. Duerksen
  • Patent number: 8599301
    Abstract: Arrayed imaging systems include an array of detectors formed with a common base and a first array of layered optical elements, each one of the layered optical elements being optically connected with a detector in the array of detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward R. Dowski, Jr., Paulo E. X. Silveira, George C. Barnes, IV, Vladislav V. Chumachenko, Dennis W. Dobbs, Regis S. Fan, Gregory E. Johnson, Miodrag Scepanovic, Satoru Tachihara, Christopher J. Linnen, Inga Tamayo, Kenneth Kubala, Mark Meloni, Brian Schwartz, Robert Cormack, Michael Hepp
  • Publication number: 20120242814
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method includes providing a lens substrate having an array of lenses. The lens substrate includes an overflow region next to each lens of the array. Each overflow region includes an overflow lens material. The method also includes separating the lens substrate into a plurality of smaller lens substrates. Each of the smaller lens substrates has one of the single lens and the plurality of stacked lenses. Separating the lens substrate into the smaller lens substrates may include removing or substantially removing the overflow regions. In one aspect, the method may be performed as a method of making a miniature camera module. Other methods are also described, as are miniature camera modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Kubala, Paulo E. X. Silveira, Satoru Tachihara
  • Publication number: 20100165134
    Abstract: Arrayed imaging systems include an array of detectors formed with a common base and a first array of layered optical elements, each one of the layered optical elements being optically connected with a detector in the array of detectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventors: Edward R. Dowski, JR., Paulo E.X. Silveira, George C. Barnes, IV, Vladislav V. Chumachenko, Dennis W. Dobbs, Regis S. Fan, Gregory E. Johnson, Mondrag Scepanovic, Satoru Tachihara, Christopher J. Linnen, Inga Tamayo, Donald Combs, Howard E. Rhodes, James He, John J. Mader, Goran M. Rauker, Kenneth Kubala, Mark Meloni, Brian Schwartz, Robert Commack, Michael Hepp, Kenneth Ashley Macon, Gary L. Duerksen
  • Publication number: 20090096882
    Abstract: Systems and methods include optics having one or more phase modifying elements that modify wavefront phase to introduce image attributes into an optical image. A detector converts the optical image to electronic data while maintaining the image attributes. A signal processor subdivides the electronic data into one or more data sets, classifies the data sets, and independently processes the data sets to form processed electronic data. The processing may optionally be nonlinear. Other imaging systems and methods include optics having one or more phase modifying elements that modify wavefront phase to form an optical image. A detector generates electronic data having one or more image attributes that are dependent on characteristics of the phase modifying elements and/or the detector. A signal processor subdivides the electronic data into one or more data sets, classifies the data sets and independently processes the data sets to form processed electronic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: CDM OPTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Johnson, Edward Dowski, Kenneth Kubala, Ramkumar Narayanswamy, Hans Wach
  • Publication number: 20080012955
    Abstract: Systems and methods include optics having one or more phase modifying elements that modify wavefront phase to introduce image attributes into an optical image. A detector converts the optical image to electronic data while maintaining the image attributes. A signal processor subdivides the electronic data into one or more data sets, classifies the data sets, and independently processes the data sets to form processed electronic data. The processing may optionally be nonlinear. Other imaging systems and methods include optics having one or more phase modifying elements that modify wavefront phase to form an optical image. A detector generates electronic data having one or more image attributes that are dependent on characteristics of the phase modifying elements and/or the detector. A signal processor subdivides the electronic data into one or more data sets, classifies the data sets and independently processes the data sets to form processed electronic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2007
    Publication date: January 17, 2008
    Applicant: CDM OPTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Johnson, Edward Dowski, Kenneth Kubala, Ramkumar Narayanswamy, Hans Wach
  • Publication number: 20070122049
    Abstract: An imaging system for reducing aberrations from an intervening medium, and an associated method of use are provided. The system may be an optical or task-based optical imaging system including optics, such as a phase mask, for imaging a wavefront of the system to an intermediate image and modifying phase of the wavefront such that an optical transfer function of the system is substantially invariant to focus-related aberrations from the medium. A detector detects the intermediate image, which is further processed by a decoder, removing phase effects from the optics and forming a final image substantially clear of the aberrations. Other systems may employ an encoder that codes wavefronts of acoustical waves propagating through a medium to make the wavefronts substantially invariant to acoustical aberrations from the medium. Imaging and decoding of the wavefronts reverse effects of the wavefront coding and produce sounds substantially free of the aberrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Edward Dowski, Kenneth Kubala, Alan Baron
  • Publication number: 20070091486
    Abstract: A method for reducing optical distortion within an optical system employing adaptive optics, includes modifying phase of a wavefront of the optical system with a wavefront coding element. Image data of the optical system is post-processed to remove phase effects induced by the wavefront coding element, to reduce optical distortion caused by the adaptive optics and associated with one or more of quilting, stuck actuator and piston error.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 26, 2007
    Inventors: Edward Dowski, Kenneth Kubala, Alan Baron
  • Publication number: 20060209292
    Abstract: Low height imaging systems may include one or more optical channels and a detector array. Each of the optical channels may be associated with one or more detectors of the array, have one or more optical components and a restrictive ray corrector, and be configured to direct steeper incident angle field rays onto the detectors. Alternatively, each of the optical channels may be associated with at least one detector, and have an aspheric GRIN lens. Another low height imaging system has an array of detectors and a GRIN lens having a surface with wavefront coding and configured to direct steeper incident angle field rays onto more than one of the detectors. One method forms a lens with wavefront coding. The method includes positioning a lens in a mold; and curing material onto a surface of the lens to form an aspheric surface of the lens with wavefront coding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Edward Dowski, Kenneth Kubala, Robert Cormack, Paulo Silveira
  • Publication number: 20050197809
    Abstract: A system, method and software product to optimize optical and/or digital system designs. An optical model of the optical system design is generated. A digital model of the digital system design is generated. Simulated output of the optical and digital models is analyzed to produce a score. The score is processed to determine whether the simulated output achieves one or more goals. One or more properties of at least one of the optical model and the digital model is modified if the goals are not achieved. The analyzing, processing and modifying is repeated until the goals are achieved, and an optimized optical system design and optimized digital system design are generated from the optical and digital models.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2004
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventors: Edward Dowski, Gregory Johnson, Kenneth Kubala, Kenneth Macon, Goran Rauker
  • Patent number: 5982549
    Abstract: This invention provides a vision system that increases the field of view of an electronic binocular system without degrading image quality or requiring extremely large format sensors or displays. The vision system comprises an imaging device coupled with a viewing device. The imaging device comprises a compression lens and an image sensor. The viewing device comprises an image display and a decompression lens. The compression lens matches the optical distortion to the human visual acuity curve for field positions greater than an angle .theta.. Below angle .theta. there is substantially no distortion. The optimum angle .theta. depends on the application. For an average individual viewing a landscape the angle .theta. is about 10.degree.. For different viewing objects, the optimum angle .theta. varies from about 5.degree. to about 15.degree.. The image sensor can be infrared sensitive for infrared viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: University Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth Kubala, Brian Hooker, Lindon Lewis, Andrew Hatch