Patents by Inventor Ming-Ta Chou

Ming-Ta Chou 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: 20220373715
    Abstract: A plastic light-folding element includes an incident surface, an exit surface, a reflective surface and a reflective optical layer. The incident surface and the exit surface are configured to lead an imaging light enter and exit the plastic light-folding element, respectively. The reflective surface is configured to fold the imaging light. The reflective optical layer is disposed on the reflective surface, and includes an Ag layer, a bottom layer optical film and a top layer optical film. The bottom layer optical film is contacted with the Ag layer, and the bottom layer optical film is closer to the reflective surface than the Ag layer to the reflective surface. A refractive index of the top layer optical film is lower than a refractive index of the bottom layer optical film, and the top layer optical film is not contacted with the Ag layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Inventors: Wen-Yu TSAI, Chien-Pang CHANG, Ming-Ta CHOU, Kuo-Chiang CHU
  • Publication number: 20220373775
    Abstract: A camera module includes an imaging lens system, an image sensor and a plurality of light-folding elements. The imaging lens system is configured to focus imaging light onto an image surface. The image sensor is disposed on the image surface. The plurality of light-folding elements includes at least one image-side light-folding element disposed on an image side of the imaging lens system, and each of the light-folding elements is configured to fold the imaging light from an entrance optical path thereof to an exit optical path thereof. At least one light-shielding mechanism is arranged on at least one of the entrance light path and the exit light path of the at least one image-side light-folding element. The at least one light-shielding mechanism has a minimal opening, and the minimal opening surrounds the imaging light in the at least one of the entrance optical path and the exit optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2022
    Publication date: November 24, 2022
    Applicant: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng LIN, Lin An CHANG, Ming-Ta CHOU
  • Patent number: 11506873
    Abstract: An optical lens assembly includes at least one lens element, which is a dual molded lens element. The dual molded lens element includes a light transmitting portion and a light absorbing portion. The light absorbing portion is annular and surrounds a central axis, wherein a plastic material and a color of the light absorbing portion are different from a plastic material and a color of the light transmitting portion, the dual molded lens element is made by an injection molding method and formed integrally, the light absorbing portion includes a plurality of second inner strip-shaped structures, the second inner strip-shaped structures are regularly arranged along a circumferential direction of the central axis, and the second inner strip-shaped structures are disposed correspondingly to and connected to a plurality of first inner strip-shaped structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 11506861
    Abstract: An imaging lens module with auto focus function includes an imaging lens assembly, an electromagnetic driving component assembly and a lens carrier. The imaging lens assembly has an optical axis. The electromagnetic driving component assembly drives the imaging lens assembly to move in a direction parallel to the optical axis by a Lorentz force. The imaging lens assembly is mounted to the lens carrier such that the imaging lens assembly can be wholly driven by the Lorentz force. The lens carrier includes an object-side part, a mounting structure and a plurality of plate portions. The object-side part includes a tip-end minimal aperture configured for light to travel through; and a tapered surface which surrounds an area tapered off from image side to object side. The mounting structure and the plate portions are configured for at least a part of the electromagnetic driving component assembly to be mounted thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN DIGITAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hua Tsai, Ming-Ta Chou, Ming-Shun Chang
  • Publication number: 20220367405
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving fusion bonding are disclosed. Plasma treatment is performed on a substrate prior to the fusion bonding, which leaves residual charge on the substrate to be fusion bonded. The residual charge is usually dissipated through an electrically conductive silicone cushion on a loading pin. In the methods, the amount of residual voltage on a test silicon wafer is measured. If the residual voltage is too high, this indicates the usable lifetime of the silicone cushion has passed, and the electrically conductive silicone cushion is replaced. This ensures the continued dissipation of residual charge during use in production, improving the quality of fusion bonds between substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Hong-Ta Kuo, Yen Hao Huang, I-Shi Wang, Ming-Yi Shen, Tzu-Ping Yang, Hsing-Yu Wang, Huang-Liang Lin, Yin-Tun Chou, Yuan-Hsin Chi, Sheng-Yuan Lin
  • Publication number: 20220367655
    Abstract: A method to form a transistor device with a recessed gate structure is provided. In one embodiment, a gate structure is formed overlying a device region and an isolation structure. The gate structure separates a device doping well along a first direction with a pair of recess regions disposed on opposite sides of the device region in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. A pair of source/drain regions in is formed the device region on opposite sides of the gate structure. A sidewall spacer is formed extending along sidewalls of the gate structure, where a top surface of the sidewall spacer is substantially flush with the top surface of the gate structure. A resistive protection layer is then formed on the sidewall spacer and covering the pair of recess regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Chen-Liang Chu, Chien-Chih Chou, Chih-Chang Cheng, Yi-Huan Chen, Kong-Beng Thei, Ming-Ta Lei, Ruey-Hsin Liu, Ta-Yuan Kung
  • Publication number: 20220365321
    Abstract: An imaging lens assembly has an optical axis, and includes at least one radial reduction lens element and a light blocking element. The radial reduction lens element includes an effective optical portion and a peripheral portion. The effective optical portion includes a reduction part shrinking from a portion of the effective optical portion towards the optical axis so that the effective optical portion is non-circular. The peripheral portion and the reduction part are disposed at interval. The light blocking element includes a receiving structure and an extending light blocking structure. The extending light blocking structure and the receiving structure are disposed at interval, and the extending light blocking structure is connected to the receiving structure so that the effective optical portion is non-circular.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Inventors: Heng-Yi SU, Yi-Jie CHEN, Ming-Ta CHOU
  • Publication number: 20220365254
    Abstract: An imaging lens system includes a lens element and an aperture element surrounding an imaging optical path and forming an aperture. The aperture element includes a first conical surface, a second conical surface and a contact surface. The first and second conical surfaces surround the imaging optical path. The contact surface is perpendicular to the imaging optical path and contacts the lens element. When the imaging lens system is in a first environment condition, the first conical surface is in contact with the lens element, the second conical surface is spaced apart from the lens element, and the aperture is aligned with the optically effective region. When the imaging lens system is in a second environment condition, the second conical surface is in contact with the lens element, the first conical surface is spaced apart from the lens element, and the aperture is aligned with the optically effective region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hua TSAI, Yu Chen LAI, Ming-Ta CHOU
  • Patent number: 11500173
    Abstract: An imaging lens module includes a plastic lens barrel, a first optical element assembly and a second optical element assembly, wherein both of the first optical element assembly and the second optical element assembly are disposed in the plastic lens barrel. The plastic lens barrel includes a first inner annular surface and a second inner annular surface. The first inner annular surface forms a first receiving space. The second inner annular surface forms a second receiving space. The first optical element assembly is disposed in the first receiving space and includes a plurality of optical lens elements and a first retainer. The second optical element assembly is disposed in the second receiving space and includes a first light blocking sheet and a second retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Wu, Lin-An Chang, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Publication number: 20220357545
    Abstract: A camera driving module includes: a base including a central opening; a casing disposed on the base and including an opening hole corresponding to the central opening; a lens unit movably disposed on the casing; and a focus driving part. The focus driving part includes a carrier, an AF coil element, at least two permanent magnets and a Hall element. The carrier is disposed on the lens unit and movable in a direction parallel to an optical axis. The AF coil element is fixed to the base and faces toward the carrier. The permanent magnets are fixed on one side of the carrier facing toward the base and disposed opposite to each other about the optical axis. The Hall element faces toward a corresponding surface of one of the permanent magnets. The AF coil element and the corresponding surfaces are arranged in the direction parallel to the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: LARGAN DIGITAL CO.,LTD.
    Inventors: Te-Sheng TSENG, Ming-Ta CHOU, Wen-Hung HSU
  • Publication number: 20220350105
    Abstract: An imaging lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element and a second lens element. The first lens element includes a first frustum surface and a second frustum surface. The first frustum surface is disposed on a side of the first lens element facing towards the second lens element. The first frustum surface and the second frustum surface are disposed on the same side and coaxial, and the second frustum surface is closer to an optical axis than the first frustum surface to the optical axis. The second lens element includes a first corresponding frustum surface and a second corresponding frustum surface. The first corresponding frustum surface is corresponding to the first frustum surface. The second corresponding frustum surface is corresponding to the second frustum surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Publication date: November 3, 2022
    Inventors: Chun-Hua TSAI, Yu-Chen LAI, Ming-Ta CHOU
  • Patent number: 11487078
    Abstract: A lens assembly driving apparatus includes a holder, a metal yoke, a carrier, a lens assembly, a magnet set, a coil and at least one elastic element. The metal yoke is coupled with the holder. The carrier is movably disposed in the metal yoke. The carrier includes an object-side portion and at least three inner surfaces. The object-side portion has an object-side central hole. The lens assembly has an optical axis. The optical axis is corresponding to the object-side central hole. The lens assembly is coupled in the carrier. A movement of the lens assembly relative to the holder is according to a movement of the carrier. The magnet set includes only two magnets. The coil surrounds and is fixed at an exterior of the carrier. The elastic element is coupled with the carrier and the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN DIGITAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Yi Lu, Te-Sheng Tseng, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 11487107
    Abstract: An annular optical element includes an outer annular surface, an inner annular surface, a first side surface, a second side surface and a plurality of strip-shaped wedge structures. The outer annular surface surrounds a central axis of the annular optical element and includes at least two shrunk portions. The first side surface connects the outer annular surface and the inner annular surface. The second side surface connects the outer annular surface and the inner annular surface, wherein the second side surface is disposed correspondingly to the first side surface. The strip-shaped wedge structures are disposed on the inner annular surface, wherein each of the strip-shaped wedge structures is disposed along a direction from the first side surface towards the second side surface and includes an acute end and a tapered portion connecting the inner annular surface and the acute end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Lin, Wei-Hung Weng, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 11489991
    Abstract: An imaging lens system includes a plastic lens element, a lens barrel and a light-absorbing coating layer. The plastic lens element is accommodated in the lens barrel and has an outer annular surface. The lens barrel includes a plate portion and a lateral wall portion. An optical axis of the imaging lens system passes through a light-passable hole of the plate portion. The lateral wall portion is connected to the plate portion and extends along a direction substantially parallel to the optical axis. The light-absorbing coating layer has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface faces and is fixed on the outer annular surface of the plastic lens element. The outer surface is located opposite to the inner surface and in physical contact with the lateral portion of the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jyun-Jia Cheng, Heng Yi Su, Ming-Ta Chou, Chen-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 11480755
    Abstract: An imaging lens module includes a plastic barrel, an optical lens assembly and a glue material. The plastic barrel includes an outer object-end surface, an outer image-end surface and an inner tube surface. The inner tube surface connects the outer object-end surface and the outer image-end surface, and includes a plurality of parallel inner surfaces. A plurality of stripe structures are disposed on and protruded from at least one of the parallel inner surfaces, wherein the stripe structures are regularly arranged along a circumferential direction of the parallel inner surface. The optical lens assembly includes a plurality of optical elements disposed in the plastic barrel and arranged along the optical axis, wherein an outer annular surface of at least one of the optical elements is disposed correspondingly to the stripe structures. The glue material is applied among the outer annular surface and the stripe structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hua Tsai, Ming-Ta Chou, Ming-Shun Chang
  • Publication number: 20220334350
    Abstract: A plastic optical lens assembly includes a first lens element, a second lens element and a cementing glue coating. A first spacing section is located between a first optical effective portion and a first engaging structure. A second optical effective portion is disposed correspondingly to the first optical effective portion. A second spacing section is located between the second optical effective portion and a second engaging structure. The first engaging structure is engaged with the second engaging structure. A reference space is between the first and the second spacing section. The cementing glue coating is at least disposed between the first and the second optical effective portions, and the first and the second lens elements are cemented by the cementing glue coating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2022
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chin HUANG, Hsiang-Chi TANG, Ming-Ta CHOU
  • Publication number: 20220334343
    Abstract: An imaging lens assembly driving module includes a lens carrier, a first molded structure, a second molded structure, a driving mechanism and a mechanical member. The lens carrier defines an optical axis. The first molded structure is disposed correspondingly to the lens carrier and includes a first light blocking structure. The second molded structure is coupled to the first molded structure for forming an inner space, the lens carrier is accommodated in the inner space, and the second molded structure includes a second light blocking structure. The driving mechanism is for driving the lens carrier to move along the optical axis. The mechanical member is for connecting the lens carrier and the first molded structure. The first molded structure is coupled to the second molded structure so that the first light blocking structure and the second light blocking structure form a light passing hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Inventors: Heng-Yi SU, Ming-Ta CHOU, Cheng-Feng LIN, Ming-Shun CHANG
  • Publication number: 20220326470
    Abstract: A plastic lens assembly includes at least two plastic lens elements and at least one cementing glue coating. The plastic lens elements include a first plastic lens element and a second plastic lens element. The first plastic lens element has a first optical effective portion and a first peripheral portion, wherein the first peripheral portion surrounds the first optical effective portion. The second plastic lens element has a second optical effective portion and a second peripheral portion, wherein the second peripheral portion surrounds the second optical effective portion. The cementing glue coating is disposed between the first optical effective portion and the second optical effective portion, and for cementing the first plastic lens element and the second plastic lens element, wherein at least one optical gap is formed between the first optical effective portion and the second optical effective portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Publication date: October 13, 2022
    Inventors: Ming-Ta CHOU, Hsiang-Chi TANG, Tzu-Chieh KUO
  • Patent number: 11467366
    Abstract: An imaging lens assembly has an optical axis and includes a plastic barrel, a lens set and a retaining element. The plastic barrel includes a first channel and a second channel. The lens set is disposed in the plastic barrel and includes at least one adjustable lens element, wherein an outer diameter surface of the adjustable lens element includes a plurality of axial rotation structures, each of the axial rotation structures is in a protruding strip shape, and at least one of the axial rotation structures is disposed correspondingly to the second channel of the plastic barrel and exposed. The retaining element is disposed in the plastic barrel and includes an anti-releasing structure, which is disposed correspondingly to the first channel of the plastic barrel to avoid the lens set being released from the plastic barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chi Tang, Ming-Ta Chou, Ruei-Yang Luo
  • Patent number: 11467471
    Abstract: A camera module includes a plastic carrier, an imaging lens assembly, a reflective element and a plurality of auto-focusing elements. The plastic carrier includes an inner portion and an outer portion, wherein an inner space is defined by the inner portion, and the outer portion includes at least one mounting structure. The imaging lens assembly is disposed in the inner space of the plastic carrier. The reflective element is for folding an image light by a reflective surface of the reflective element into the imaging lens assembly. The auto-focusing elements include at least two magnets and at least one wiring element, wherein the auto-focusing elements are for moving the plastic carrier along a second optical axis of the imaging lens assembly, and the magnets or the wiring element can be disposed on the mounting structure of the outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN DIGITAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Te-Sheng Tseng, Ming-Ta Chou, Wen-Hung Hsu