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: 20190227257
    Abstract: A lens unit with a central axis is provided. The lens unit includes a fixed portion, a movable portion, and a first driving assembly. The fixed portion includes an outer frame and a bottom combined with the outer frame. The outer frame and the bottom are arranged along the central axis. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion, and carries a lens with an optical axis. The central axis is not parallel to the optical axis. The first driving assembly is connected to the movable portion, and drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The first driving assembly also includes a biasing element made of a shape memory alloy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190230255
    Abstract: A reflecting unit is provided, including an optical member holder, an optical member, a frame, a first bearing member, a first hinge, and a first driving module. The optical member is disposed on the optical member holder. The first bearing member is disposed on the frame or the optical member holder. The first hinge is pivotally connected to the optical member holder and the frame. The first driving module can drive the optical member holder to rotate relative to the frame. When the optical member holder rotates relative to the frame, the first hinge rotates relative to the optical member holder or the frame via the first bearing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kai-Jing FU, Liang-Ting HO, Chao-Chang HU, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190230256
    Abstract: An optical system is provided, including a holder, a fixed module, a driving assembly, and a first resilient member. The holder is used for holding an optical element that defines an optical axis. The fixed module is movably connected to the holder and has a housing and a base connected to the housing. The base has a bottom surface parallel to the optical axis and a first pillar forming a first surface not parallel to the optical axis. The driving assembly drives the holder to move relative to the fixed module. The first resilient member is disposed on the first surface and movably connecting the holder with the fixed module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun KAO, Meng-Ting LIN, I-Mei HUANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190228562
    Abstract: A 3D object information capturing system is provided, including a camera module, a distance measuring module, and a processing module. The camera module captures image information of an object, and the distance measuring module captures distance information of the object. The processing module receives the image information and the distance information respectively from the camera module and the distance measuring module, and constructs a 3D model of the object according to the image information and the distance information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventor: Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190227300
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, and a driving module, wherein the movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion and includes an optical member holder and a spacing member. The optical member holder can support an optical member and has a surface facing the optical member. The optical member can change the moving direction of an external light. The spacing member is disposed between the surface and the optical member, and a gap is formed between the surface and the optical member. The driving module can drive the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Sung-Mao TSAI, Liang-Ting HO, Chao-Chang HU, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190227199
    Abstract: A liquid optical module is provided, including a liquid lens driving mechanism and a liquid lens assembly. The liquid lens driving mechanism includes a fixed portion, a movable portion and a driving assembly. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion. The liquid lens assembly includes a liquid lens element, a fixing member and a deforming member. The fixing member is disposed on a first fixed portion surface of the fixed portion, and the deforming member is disposed on a movable portion surface of the movable portion. The movable portion surface and the first fixed portion surface face the same direction, and when the movable portion is driven by the driving assembly to move relative to the fixed portion, the liquid lens element is deformed by the deforming member, causing the optical properties of the liquid lens element to change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun KAO, Meng-Ting LIN, I-Mei HUANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190230257
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical system, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, an aperture unit and a first driving assembly. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion and used to hold an optical element. The aperture unit is disposed on the movable portion and corresponds to the optical element. The first driving assembly is disposed in the fixed portion to drive the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Che-Wei CHANG, Liang-Ting HO, Sin-Jhong SONG, Hsin-Yen WU
  • Publication number: 20190227337
    Abstract: An optical driving mechanism is provided, including a movable portion, a bottom plate and a biasing assembly. The movable portion is configured to sustain an optical element having an optical axis. The bottom plate has a moving member. The biasing assembly has at least one biasing element for driving the movable portion to move relative to the bottom plate. The bottom plate defines a first electrical connection portion and a second electrical connection portion, and the biasing element is connected to the first and second electrical connection portions. The first electrical connection portion has a fixed body, an insulating layer and a conductive layer, which are sequentially overlapped along the optical axis. The conductive layer is directly and electrically connected to the biasing element. When viewed along the optical axis, the insulating layer protrudes from the fixed body and the conductive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Chi KUO, Chia-Hsiu LIU, Yen-Cheng CHEN, Shao-Chung CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190227408
    Abstract: An optical system is provided, including a first optical member driving mechanism, a second optical member driving mechanism, and a first fixing component. The first optical member driving mechanism includes a first fixed portion, a first movable portion, a plurality of elastic members, and a first driving module. Each of the elastic members is elastically connected to the first fixed portion and the first movable portion. The second optical member driving mechanism includes a second fixed portion, a second movable portion, and a second driving module. The second movable portion is movably connected to the second fixed portion. The second driving module can drive the second movable portion to rotate relative to the second fixed portion. The first fixing component affixes the first optical member driving mechanism to the second optical member driving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Hsien FAN, Chao-Chang HU, Sung-Mao TSAI, Liang-Ting HO, Chih-Wei WENG, Shiang-Ming YU, Kuen-Wang TSAI, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190227405
    Abstract: An optical system is provided and includes a reflecting unit, a lens unit, an image sensor, and a control module. The image sensor is configured to receive light, and the light is configured to enter the optical system and pass through the reflecting unit and the lens unit to the image sensor. The control module is configured to control a first driving module of the reflecting unit and/or a lens driving mechanism of the lens unit according to reference information to drive the light to move in a first direction and/or a second direction on the image sensor, so as to compensate for the offset displacement of the light on the image sensor when the optical system is shaken.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Sin-Jhong SONG, Yi-Chun CHENG
  • Publication number: 20190227201
    Abstract: An optical system is provided, including a holder, a fixed module, a driving assembly, and a first resilient member. The holder is used for holding an optical element that defines an optical axis. The fixed module is movably connected to the holder and has a housing and a base connected to the housing. The base has a bottom surface parallel to the optical axis and a first pillar forming a first surface that is not parallel to the optical axis. The driving assembly drives the holder to move relative to the fixed module. The first resilient member is disposed on the first surface and movably connects the holder with the fixed module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun KAO, Meng-Ting LIN, I-Mei HUANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190227256
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a carrier, a base, and a first driving assembly. The carrier holds an optical element with an optical axis. The carrier is movably connected to the base. The first driving assembly drives the carrier to move relative to the base. The first driving assembly includes a driving coil disposed on the carrier, and the direction of the winding axis of the driving coil is different from the direction of the optical axis. The carrier has an abutting surface, which faces and is in direct contact with the driving coil. The maximum size of the abutting surface is greater than the maximum size of the driving coil in the direction of the optical axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Chi KUO, Chia-Hsiu LIU, Yen-Cheng CHEN, Shao-Chung CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Patent number: 10359597
    Abstract: An optical system is provided, including a base, a first lens driving module and a second lens driving module. The first lens driving module includes a first holder, a first magnet, and a first coil corresponding to the first magnet, wherein the first holder is used to hold a first optical element and has a first side. The second lens driving module includes a second holder, a second magnet, and a second coil corresponding to the second magnet, wherein the second holder is used to hold a second optical element and has a second side. The first side is adjacent and parallel to the second side, and no magnet is disposed on the first side or second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Chun Kao, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Publication number: 20190181726
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for driving an optical element is provided, including a fixed module, a movable module, and a drive assembly disposed on the fixed module and the movable module. The drive assembly includes a magnet and a coil for moving the movable module relative to the fixed module along a first axis. Specifically, the central axis of the magnet extends through a part of the coil and is offset from the center of the coil, wherein the central axis is perpendicular to the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Chen-Chi KUO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Patent number: 10295779
    Abstract: A multiple lenses driving mechanism is provided, including a frame, a first lens holder, a second lens holder, a first lens driving assembly, a second lens driving assembly and a stopper. The first and second lens holders are disposed in the frame, arranged along a longitudinal axis for respectively holding a first lens and a second lens. The first lens and the second lens define a first optical axis and a second optical axis, respectively. The first and second lens driving assemblies are disposed in the frame to drive the first lens holder and the second lens holder, respectively. The stopper is disposed between the first and second lens holders and has a first restricting surface and a second restricting surface, facing the first and second lens holders, so as to restrict the first and second lens holders in a first restricted position and a second restricted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Kuo-Chun Kao, Nai-Wen Hsu, Shih-Ting Huang, Shao-Chung Chang, Fu-Yuan Wu, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Publication number: 20190146178
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided, including a first module, a second module, a driving module, and an electronic member module. The driving module can drive the second module to move relative to the first module. The electronic member module includes at least one electronic member, at least one lead frame, and a package member. The lead frame is connected to the electronic member and an external circuit outside the optical member driving mechanism. The package member has a single material and covers the electronic member and the lead frame. The lead frame is exposed from the package member, and the electronic member is not exposed therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Shao-Kuang HUANG, Chih-Wei WENG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190121158
    Abstract: An optical driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion and a driving assembly. The movable portion includes a holder and an optical element, wherein the holder is configured to sustain the optical element, and the optical element has a lens barrel and at least one lens. The driving assembly is configured to drive the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. A first connecting surface of the holder abuts a second connecting surface of the lens barrel, and at least one of the first connecting surface and the second connecting surface has a curved surface, wherein in the optical axis direction of the lens and in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis, the first connecting surface at least partially is overlapping the second connecting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Liang CHAN, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190121157
    Abstract: A lens driving module is provided, configured to drive an optical element, including a holder, a circuit board assembly, a base module, and a magnetic element. The optical element is disposed in the holder, and the circuit board assembly has a driving coil. The base module has a metal substrate, an insulating layer, a circuit layer electrically connected with the driving coil, and a protective layer. The metal substrate has a bent portion where an opening is formed on. A wire of the circuit layer extends across the opening and forms a bridging portion. The protective layer has a protruding portion extending over the opening and covers the bridging portion. The magnetic element is coupled to the driving coil, and the two are configured to drive the optical element to move relative to the base module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yi-Liang CHAN, Fu-Yuan WU, Chin-Ming HU, Ichitai MOTO, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190113621
    Abstract: A distance measuring device for measuring the distance to an object is provided, including a light-emitting module, a driving assembly disposed in the light-emitting module, and a light-receiving module. The light-emitting module has a housing, a light source disposed in the housing, a light grating element, and an optical path adjuster. The light source emits a measuring light sequentially through the optical path adjuster and the light grating element along a first axis. The driving assembly can drive the optical path adjuster or the light grating element to move relative to the housing. The light-receiving module receives the measuring light which is reflected by the object to obtain distance information of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Shu-Shan CHEN, Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20190018222
    Abstract: An optical system includes a fixed module, a movable module and a driving assembly. The movable module moves relative to the fixed module, and the movable module includes a lens unit which includes a first lens, a second lens, a first side wall and a second side wall. The first side wall has a first surface, which directly contacts the second lens, and the second side wall directly contacts the first lens. A portion of the driving assembly is directly disposed on the lens unit, configured to drive the lens unit to move along an optical axis of the first lens. The first side wall further has a second surface opposite to the first surface, and the second surface directly contacts the portion of the driving assembly. The thickness of the first side wall is different from the thickness of the second side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Chih-Wei WENG, Chia-Pin HSU, Shao-Kuang HUANG, Kun-Shih LIN, Shou-Jen LIU, Sin-Jhong SONG