Patents by Inventor NAI-WEN HSU

NAI-WEN HSU 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: 10969561
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for moving an optical element is provided, including a housing, a frame, a holder, and a driving assembly. The frame is fixed to the housing and forms a depressed surface adjacent to the housing. Specifically, the depressed surface faces the housing and is not in contact with the housing. The holder is movably disposed in the housing for holding the optical element. The drive assembly is disposed in the housing to drive the holder and the optical element to move relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10955641
    Abstract: A driving mechanism is provided, including a case, a holder and a driving module. The holder is disposed in the case for holding an optical member. The driving module is disposed in the case for driving the holder. The case is substantially quadrilateral and includes a first side and a second side. The driving module includes a first magnetic driving component winding on a periphery of the holder. The first magnetic driving component includes a first segment and a second segment that are respectively substantially parallel to the first side and the second side. The distance between the first segment and the first side is different from the distance between the second segment and the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10886829
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses an electromagnetic driving module which includes a base, two magnetic elements, a wiring assembly, a reference element, and a sensor element. The two magnetic elements are arranged along a reference line and positioned at two sides of the base. The wiring assembly is connected to the base and arranged adjacent to the two magnetic elements. The reference element is positioned on the base. The sensor element is adjacent to the reference elements and configured to detect the movement of the reference element to position the base. A lens device using the electromagnetic driving module is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: ShangYu Hsu, Nai-Wen Hsu
  • Publication number: 20200400918
    Abstract: A moving mechanism for holding a lens is provided, including a carrier having an accommodating space, a coil, a sensing object, a base, at least one magnetic member, and a position detector, wherein the lens is disposed in the accommodating space. The coil and the sensing object are disposed on the carrier, and the coil surrounds the accommodating space. At least a portion of the coil is disposed between the sensing object and the accommodating space. The magnetic member and the position detector are disposed on the base, and the position detector is adjacent to the sensing object. When a current flows through the coil, the carrier moves relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventor: Nai-Wen HSU
  • Patent number: 10840792
    Abstract: An electromagnetic driving mechanism is provided, including a housing, a circuit unit, an electromagnetic driving assembly, and a sensing element. The circuit unit is connected to the housing, and has a plastic material and a circuit element. The plastic material is formed on and covers an outer surface of the circuit element by insert molding. The electromagnetic driving assembly is disposed in the housing for forcing an optical element to move relative to the circuit unit. The sensing element is disposed on the circuit unit, and electrically connected to the circuit element for detecting the displacement of the optical element relative to the circuit unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Kao, Nai-Wen Hsu, Shih-Ting Huang, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Meng-Ting Lin
  • Patent number: 10795116
    Abstract: A moving mechanism for holding a lens is provided, including a carrier having an accommodating space, a coil, a sensing object, a base, at least one magnetic member, and a position detector, wherein the lens is disposed in the accommodating space. The coil and the sensing object are disposed on the carrier, and the coil surrounds the accommodating space. At least a portion of the coil is disposed between the sensing object and the accommodating space. The magnetic member and the position detector are disposed on the base, and the position detector is adjacent to the sensing object. When a current flows through the coil, the carrier moves relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventor: Nai-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10764475
    Abstract: A driving mechanism is provided, including a housing, a hollow frame, a holder, and a driving assembly. The frame is fixed to the housing and has a stop surface. The holder is movably disposed in the housing for holding the optical element. The driving assembly is disposed in the housing to drive the holder and the optical element moving along the optical axis of the optical element relative to the frame. Specifically, the stop surface is parallel to the optical axis to contact the holder and restrict the holder in a limit position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20200271890
    Abstract: A driving mechanism is provided and configured to drive an optical element. The driving mechanism includes a base unit, a holding unit, a driving assembly, a sensing assembly, and a first circuit component. The holding unit is configured to hold an optical element that has an optical axis. The driving assembly is configured to drive the optical element to move relative to the base unit. The sensing assembly is configured to detect the movement of the holding unit relative to the base unit. The first circuit component is disposed in the base unit and electrically connected to the sensing assembly, wherein the first circuit component extends in a direction that is substantially parallel to the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Chien-Lun HUANG, Yu-Cheng LIN, Nai-Wen HSU
  • Patent number: 10690880
    Abstract: A driving mechanism is provided and configured to drive an optical element. The driving mechanism includes a holding unit, a base unit, an elastic element, a driving assembly, and a sensing assembly. The holding unit holds the optical element. The elastic element connects the holding unit to the base unit. The driving assembly drives the optical element to move relative to the base unit. The sensing assembly is disposed between the holding unit and the base unit for detecting the position of the holding unit relative to the base unit, wherein when observed in an optical axis direction of the optical element, the elastic element and the sensing assembly at least partially overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Lun Huang, Yu-Cheng Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu
  • Publication number: 20200192052
    Abstract: An optical element driving module is provided, including a housing, a movable portion configured to support an optical element, a driving assembly, a positioning sensor, and a non-metallic substrate disposed on a side of the movable portion. The movable portion is movable relative to the housing, the driving assembly is configured to drive movement of the movable portion relative to the housing, and the positioning sensor is configured to detect the movement of the movable portion relative to the housing. Specifically, the non-metallic substrate forms a recess for receiving the positioning sensor, wherein a depth of the recess is greater than a height of the positioning sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Shang-Yu HSU, Nai-Wen HSU
  • Patent number: 10684447
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an optical driving mechanism, including a frame body, a holding member, a plate coil and a magnet. The holding member is movably disposed in the frame body and configured to hold an optical element. The plate coil is disposed on the holding member. The magnet is disposed on the frame body and corresponds to the plate coil. The plate coil acts with the magnet to generate an electromagnetic force to drive the holding member and the optical element to move along an optical axis of the optical element relative to the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Chun Kao, Nai-Wen Hsu, Shih-Ting Huang, Shao-Chung Chang, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Publication number: 20200116972
    Abstract: An optical system includes a base, a first lens driving module, and a second lens driving module. The first lens driving module includes a first lens holder, a first magnet, and a first coil. The first lens holder is configured to hold a first optical element. The first coil corresponding to the first magnet is configured to drive the first lens holder to move relative to the base. The second lens driving module includes a second lens holder, a second magnet, and a second coil. The second lens holder is configured to hold a second optical element. The second coil corresponding to the second magnet is configured to drive the second lens holder to move relative to the base. The first magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders, and no other magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders except the first magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Kuo-Chun KAO, Nai-Wen HSU, Shih-Ting HUANG, Shao-Chung CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Patent number: 10606022
    Abstract: An optical element driving module is provided, including a housing, a movable portion configured to support an optical element, a driving assembly, a positioning sensor, and a non-metallic substrate disposed on a side of the movable portion. The movable portion is movable relative to the housing, the driving assembly is configured to drive movement of the movable portion relative to the housing, and the positioning sensor is configured to detect the movement of the movable portion relative to the housing. Specifically, the non-metallic substrate forms a recess for receiving the positioning sensor, wherein a depth of the recess is greater than a height of the positioning sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Shang-Yu Hsu, Nai-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 10539759
    Abstract: An optical system includes a base, a first lens driving module, and a second lens driving module. The first lens driving module includes a first lens holder, a first magnet, and a first coil. The first lens holder is configured to hold a first optical element. The first coil corresponding to the first magnet is configured to drive the first lens holder to move relative to the base. The second lens driving module includes a second lens holder, a second magnet, and a second coil. The second lens holder is configured to hold a second optical element. The second coil corresponding to the second magnet is configured to drive the second lens holder to move relative to the base. The first magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders, and no other magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders except the first magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Chun Kao, Nai-Wen Hsu, Shih-Ting Huang, Shao-Chung Chang, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Patent number: 10509193
    Abstract: A driving mechanism includes a frame, a carrying base, and a drive module. The carrying base is disposed in the frame, and includes a carrying body, a first stop element and a second stop element. The carrying body is configured to carry an optical element. The first stop element is disposed on the carrying body, and configured to limit the range of motion of the carrying body in a first direction. The second stop element is disposed on the carrying body, and configured to limit the range of motion of the carrying body in the first direction. The driving module is disposed in the frame, and configured to move the carrying body relative to the frame. The first direction is parallel to the axis of the optical element, and the first stop element is closer to the top portion of the frame than the second stop element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Publication number: 20190339477
    Abstract: An optical system includes a base, a first lens driving module, and a second lens driving module. The first lens driving module includes a first lens holder, a first magnet, and a first coil. The first lens holder is configured to hold a first optical element. The first coil corresponding to the first magnet is configured to drive the first lens holder to move relative to the base. The second lens driving module includes a second lens holder, a second magnet, and a second coil. The second lens holder is configured to hold a second optical element. The second coil corresponding to the second magnet is configured to drive the second lens holder to move relative to the base. The first magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders, and no other magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders except the first magnet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Kuo-Chun KAO, Nai-Wen HSU, Shih-Ting HUANG, Shao-Chung CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190324228
    Abstract: A moving mechanism for holding a lens is provided, including a carrier having an accommodating space, a coil, a sensing object, a base, at least one magnetic member, and a position detector, wherein the lens is disposed in the accommodating space. The coil and the sensing object are disposed on the carrier, and the coil surrounds the accommodating space. At least a portion of the coil is disposed between the sensing object and the accommodating space. The magnetic member and the position detector are disposed on the base, and the position detector is adjacent to the sensing object. When a current flows through the coil, the carrier moves relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: Nai-Wen HSU
  • Publication number: 20190285828
    Abstract: An optical element driving module is provided, including a housing, a movable portion configured to support an optical element, a driving assembly, a positioning sensor, and a non-metallic substrate disposed on a side of the movable portion. The movable portion is movable relative to the housing, the driving assembly is configured to drive movement of the movable portion relative to the housing, and the positioning sensor is configured to detect the movement of the movable portion relative to the housing. Specifically, the non-metallic substrate forms a recess for receiving the positioning sensor, wherein a depth of the recess is greater than a height of the positioning sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Shang-Yu HSU, Nai-Wen HSU
  • Patent number: 10416409
    Abstract: An optical system includes a base, a first lens driving module, and a second lens driving module. The first lens driving module includes a first lens holder, a first magnet, and a first coil. The first lens holder is configured to hold a first optical element. The first coil corresponding to the first magnet is configured to drive the first lens holder to move relative to the base. The second lens driving module includes a second lens holder, a second magnet, and a second coil. The second lens holder is configured to hold a second optical element. The second coil corresponding to the second magnet is configured to drive the second lens holder to move relative to the base. The first magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders, and no other magnet is disposed between the first and second lens holders except the first magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Chun Kao, Nai-Wen Hsu, Shih-Ting Huang, Shao-Chung Chang, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Patent number: 10386597
    Abstract: A moving mechanism for holding a lens is provided, including a carrier having an accommodating space, a coil, a sensing object, a base, at least one magnetic member, and a position detector, wherein the lens is disposed in the accommodating space. The coil and the sensing object are disposed on the carrier, and the coil surrounds the accommodating space. At least a portion of the coil is disposed between the sensing object and the accommodating space. The magnetic member and the position detector are disposed on the base, and the position detector is adjacent to the sensing object. When a current flows through the coil, the carrier moves relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventor: Nai-Wen Hsu