Patents by Inventor Sin-Jhong SONG

Sin-Jhong SONG 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: 20200033700
    Abstract: A driving system for moving several optical elements is provided, including a first module and a second module arranged in a first direction. The first module has a first terminal on a first side thereof to electrically connect to an external circuit. The second module has a second terminal on a second side thereof to electrically connect to the external circuit. The first and second sides are adjacent to each other and parallel to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Cheng LIN, Yung-Ping YANG, Wen-Yen HUANG, Tsung-Han WU, Yi-Chun CHENG, Chen-Chi KUO, Chia-Hsiu LIU, Ichitai MOTO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200033553
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism for driving an optical member having an optical axis is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, a driving assembly, and a circuit board. The fixed portion includes a case and a frame, and a gap is formed therebetween. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion, and configured to hold the optical member. The driving assembly can drive the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The circuit board is disposed in the gap, and has a plate portion and a protruding portion. The protruding portion is disposed between the plate portion and the fixed portion, so as to tightly dispose the circuit board in the gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chien-Lun HUANG, Shao-Chung CHANG, Wei-Cheng WANG, Sin-Jhong SONG, Che-Hsiang CHIU, Fu-Yuan WU, Shou-Jen LIU
  • Publication number: 20200033552
    Abstract: An optical module is provided, including a movable portion, a fixed portion and a driving assembly. The movable portion is used to hold an optical element having an optical axis. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion. The driving assembly disposed in the fixed portion to drive the movable portion to move along the optical axis relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly includes a first magnetic element and a second magnetic element. The first magnetic element and the second magnetic element are aligned along the optical axis. The size of the first magnetic element and the size of the second magnetic element along the optical axis are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Cheng LIN, Yung-Ping YANG, Wen-Yen HUANG, Tsung-Han WU, Yi-Chun CHENG, Chen-Chi KUO, Chia-Hsiu LIU, Ichitai MOTO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200033555
    Abstract: A photosensitive element driving mechanism is provided and includes a fixed assembly, a first movable assembly, a photosensitive element and a first driving assembly. The fixed assembly has a base plate. The first movable assembly includes a circuit member movable relative to the fixed assembly, and the circuit member includes a circuit member body and a movable cantilever. The photosensitive element is configured to receive light traveling along an optical axis. The photosensitive element is disposed on the circuit member body and is electrically connected to the circuit member. The first driving assembly is configured to drive the first movable assembly to move relative to the fixed assembly. There is a gap between the first movable assembly and the fixed assembly, and only the photosensitive element is disposed on the circuit member body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chen-Chi KUO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200036897
    Abstract: A photosensitive element driving mechanism includes a fixed assembly, a first movable assembly, a photosensitive element and a first driving assembly. The first movable assembly includes a circuit member, and the circuit member includes a circuit member body and a movable cantilever. The photosensitive element is configured to receive light along an optical axis. The photosensitive element is disposed on and is electrically connected to the circuit member. The first driving assembly is configured to drive the first movable assembly to move relative to the fixed assembly. The movable cantilever has a first segment extending in a direction different from the optical axis, the first segment is electrically connected to the photosensitive element and the fixed assembly, and the first movable assembly moves relative to the fixed assembly through the movable cantilever. There is a gap between the first movable assembly and the fixed assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chen-Chi KUO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200036898
    Abstract: An image sensor driving mechanism includes a fixed assembly, a movable assembly, and a driving assembly. The movable assembly includes a circuit component. The circuit component includes a circuit main body and a movable suspension arm. The circuit main body is configured to hold an image sensor. The movable suspension arm is elastically connected to the circuit main body and the fixed assembly. The image sensor is electrically connected to the fixed assembly via the circuit component. The image sensor extends in a direction that is perpendicular to the optical axis. The drive assembly is configured to drive the movable assembly to move relative to the fixed assembly. The movable suspension arm includes a section that extends in a different direction than the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Chen-Chi KUO, Yi-Ho CHEN, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200033626
    Abstract: An optical module includes a first side and a second side, and includes a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving portion, a position-sensing portion, and a circuit board. The movable portion includes a holder for holding an optical element with an optical axis. The fixed portion includes a base and a circuit component, wherein the circuit component has an external electrical connection portion, and the movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion. The driving portion is configured to drive the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The position-sensing portion includes a position-sensing element, and the position-sensing element is configured to sense the position of the movable portion relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Cheng LIN, Yung-Ping YANG, Wen-Yen HUANG, Tsung-Han WU, Yi-Chun CHENG, Chen-Chi KUO, Chia-Hsiu LIU, Ichitai MOTO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20200036301
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism for driving an optical member having an optical axis is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, a first elastic member, and a driving assembly. The movable portion is configured to hold the optical member, and is movably connected the fixed portion via the first elastic member. The driving assembly drives the movable portion to move along the optical axis within a range of motion. The range of motion includes a first limit moving range and a second limit moving range. The first limit moving range is the maximum distance that the movable portion can move toward the light-entering side, and the second limit moving range is the maximum distance that the movable portion can move toward the light-emitting side. When the movable portion is in a predetermined position, the first limit moving range is greater than the second limit moving range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Cheng LIN, Yung-Ping YANG, Wen-Yen HUANG, Tsung-Han WU, Yi-Chun CHENG, Chen-Chi KUO, Chia-Hsiu LIU, Ichitai MOTO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190391361
    Abstract: An optical element driving module is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, a driving assembly, and a glue. The fixed portion includes a housing and a base. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion, and the driving assembly includes at least a coil and at least a magnetic element for driving the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. Specifically, the housing, the base, and the magnetic element are adhered to each other by the glue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Yu-Shan CHOU, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190373149
    Abstract: An optical element driving module is provided, including: a casing; a base, including at least one protrusion extending toward the casing, and the protrusion has a side surface, wherein the casing is fixed on the base; a holder for holding an optical element having an optical axis; a driving assembly disposed in the casing for moving the holder relative to the casing and the base; and a plurality of gluing elements disposed between the side surface and the casing, wherein the side surface is parallel to the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Shou-Jen LIU, Chia-Pin HSU, Shang-Yu HSU, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190369352
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a case, a bottom, a holder, a driving assembly, and a position sensing assembly. The bottom is connected to the case. The holder is disposed on the bottom and holds an optical element with an optical axis. The driving assembly drives the holder to move. The position sensing assembly senses the holder. The position sensing assembly includes a magnetic element, a sensor, and a magnetic-permeable element. The magnetic element is disposed on the holder. The sensor senses the magnetic element. The magnetic-permeable element is disposed adjacent to the sensor. The magnetic element and the sensor are arranged along a first direction. The sensor and the magnetic-permeable element are arranged along a second direction. The first direction is different from the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun KAO, Shih-Wei HUNG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190369464
    Abstract: An optical component driving mechanism includes a holder, a frame, a casing, a base, a first elastic member, a second elastic member and a driving assembly. The holder is for holding an optical component. The frame is elastically connected to the holder. The base is fixedly connected to the casing. The first elastic member has a first outer connecting portion and a first inner connecting portion. The second elastic member has a second outer connecting portion and a second inner connecting portion. The driving assembly is configured to drive the holder to move relative to the frame. The first and second outer connecting portions are disposed on the frame, the first and second inner connecting portions are disposed on the holder, and there is no elastic member disposed between the holder and the base for connecting the base or the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun KAO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Patent number: 10495897
    Abstract: A lens driving mechanism is provided, including a bottom plate, a housing, a movable portion, and a biasing assembly. The housing is connected to and disposed on the bottom plate. The movable portion is disposed in the housing and movably connected to the bottom plate, wherein the biasing assembly is configured to force the movable portion to move relative to the bottom plate. The movable portion has a frame, a holder, and a first leaf spring. The holder is configured to hold an optical lens and is movably connected to the frame via the first leaf spring. The first leaf spring is disposed on a bottom surface of the frame, wherein the bottom surface of the frame faces the bottom plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chen-Chi Kuo, Chao-Chang Hu, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Publication number: 20190346654
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided. The optical member driving mechanism includes a fixed portion, a movable portion, and a driving assembly. The fixed portion includes a housing, a frame, a circuit component, and a base. The housing includes a top wall and a plurality of sidewalls, forming a first containing space. The frame is disposed in the first containing space, and has a second containing space. The circuit component is disposed in the frame. The base is connected to the housing. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion, and carries an optical member. The top wall is perpendicular to an optical axis. The sidewalls extend from the top wall along the optical axis. The driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion, is electrically connected to the circuit component and partially disposed in the second containing space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Liang-Ting HO, Shao-Chung CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190346651
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical element driving mechanism. The optical element driving mechanism includes a fixed part, a movable part and a driving assembly. The movable part is movably connected to the fixed part. The movable part includes a holder and a holder stopper. The holder carries the optical element. The holder includes a surface, a sidewall and a holder groove. The sidewall faces the optical element. The holder groove is disposed at the junction of the surface and the sidewall. The holder stopper protrudes from the surface along an optical axis of the optical element to limit a range of motion of the holder. The driving assembly drives the movable part to move relative to the fixed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chen-Hsien FAN, Che-Wei CHANG, Liang-Ting HO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190346656
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a fixed portion, a movable portion, a driving assembly, a first circuit assembly, and a second circuit assembly. The fixed portion includes a housing, a frame, and a base. The frame is affixed to the housing. The base is fixedly connected to the housing. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion, and carries an optical element, wherein the optical element has an optical axis. The driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The first circuit assembly is disposed in the frame, and electrically connected to the driving assembly. The second circuit assembly is disposed on the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventors: Liang-Ting HO, You-Zhen LIN, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190349523
    Abstract: An optical camera system includes a first lens driving mechanism, a second lens driving mechanism, and a casing. The first lens driving mechanism includes a first outer frame and a first driving assembly. The first driving assembly is configured to drive a first optical component to move relative to the first outer frame. The second lens driving mechanism includes a second outer frame and a second driving assembly. The second driving assembly is configured to drive a second optical component to move relative to the second outer frame. The casing has at least three side walls perpendicular to each other, at least two side walls of the first outer frame face two side walls of the casing, and at least two side walls of the second outer frame face two side walls of the casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Sin-Jhong SONG
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10432834
    Abstract: A lens driving module is provided, configured to drive an optical lens to move, including a holder, a casing, a base, an electromagnetic driving assembly and a glue. The optical lens is disposed in a receiving space of the holder. The holder is disposed between the casing and the base. The casing has a plastic material. The electromagnetic driving assembly for moving the holder is disposed between the holder and the casing. The base has a plurality of protrusions extending toward the casing, and each of the protrusions has a side surface. The glue is disposed between the side surfaces and the casing, wherein the side surfaces are parallel to the central axis of the optical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Shou-Jen Liu, Chia-Pin Hsu, Shang-Yu Hsu, Sin-Jhong Song