Patents by Inventor Yu-Huai LIAO

Yu-Huai LIAO 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: 11422330
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for moving an optical element is provided, including a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, and a first resilient element. The movable portion is for connecting the optical element. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The first resilient element has a board structure. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion via the first resilient element. The fixed portion includes a connection surface, a restricting surface, and a recessed portion. At least a portion of the first resilient element is disposed on the connection surface. The restricting surface contacts and restricts the movable portion. The recessed portion is located between the connection surface and the restricting surface, wherein the recessed portion is lower than the connection surface and the restricting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    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: 20220214516
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including a base, a holder movably coupled to the base for holding an optical element, a casing, a frame, a driving assembly, and an adhering member. The casing has a top wall and a plurality of side walls extending from the edge of the top wall along an optical axis of the optical element, and the top wall is closer to a light-incident end than the base. The frame is disposed on the top wall and has a frame protrusion extending toward the base. The driving assembly is configured to drive the holder to move relative to the base, and an accommodating space is formed between the base, the frame and the casing. The adhering member is disposed in the accommodating space and configured to directly adhere to the base, the frame, the casing, and the driving assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Kun-Shih LIN, Yu-Huai LIAO, Yu-Cheng LIN, Yen-Cheng CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220155555
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a movable portion for holding an optical element, a fixed portion, a driving assembly used for driving the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion, and an adhesive element. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion, and the fixed portion includes a case and a bottom affixed on the case. The case has a top wall and a side wall. The top wall is plate-shaped and is perpendicular to a main axis, and the side wall is not parallel to the top wall. An accommodating space for accommodating the movable portion is formed between the case and the bottom. The adhesive element is in direct contact with the bottom, the case, and the driving assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kun-Shih LIN, Yu-Sheng LI, Shih-Ting HUANG, Yi-Hsin NIEH, Yu-Huai LIAO
  • Patent number: 11314032
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including a base, a holder movably coupled to the base for holding an optical element, a casing, a frame, a driving assembly, and an adhering member. The casing has a top wall and a plurality of side walls extending from the edge of the top wall along an optical axis of the optical element, and the top wall is closer to a light-incident end than the base. The frame is disposed on the top wall and has a frame protrusion extending toward the base. The driving assembly is configured to drive the holder to move relative to the base, and an accommodating space is formed between the base, the frame and the casing. The adhering member is disposed in the accommodating space and configured to directly adhere to the base, the frame, the casing, and the driving assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan Wu, Kun-Shih Lin, Yu-Huai Liao, Yu-Cheng Lin, Yen-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11300757
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including: a movable portion for holding an optical element; a fixed portion comprising a case and a bottom arranged along a main axis, wherein the case includes: a top plate extended along a direction that is perpendicular to the main axis; a sidewall extended from edges of the top plate along the main axis and fixed on the bottom, wherein the sidewall includes: a first surface parallel to the main axis; a second surface connected to the first surface and is not parallel to the first surface; and a third surface opposite to the second surface and is not parallel to the first surface; and an adhesive element, wherein the case is connected to the bottom through the adhesive element, and the adhesive element is in direct contact with the second surface and the third surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Kun-Shih Lin, Yu-Sheng Li, Shih-Ting Huang, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Yu-Huai Liao
  • Publication number: 20220066231
    Abstract: An optical element driving system is provided. The optical element driving system includes a fixed portion, a first movable portion, a second movable portion, a first driving assembly, a second driving assembly, and a connecting element. The first movable portion is used for moving relative to the fixed portion. The second movable portion is used for holding an optical element having a main axis, and is movable relative to the first movable portion. The first driving assembly is used for driving the first movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion in a first dimension. The second driving assembly is used for driving the second movable portion to move relative to the first movable portion in a second dimension. The connecting element connects the first movable portion and the second movable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Wei-Jhe SHEN, Yu-Huai LIAO, Sheng-Zong CHEN
  • Publication number: 20220035174
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided. The optical element driving mechanism includes a fixed portion, a first movable portion, a second movable portion, a first driving assembly, and a second driving assembly. The first movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The second movable portion is used for holding an optical element having a main axis, and is movable relative to the first movable portion. The first driving assembly is used for driving the first movable portion to move in a first dimension relative to the fixed portion, and the second driving assembly is used for driving the second movable portion to move in a second dimension relative to the fixed portion. The first dimension and the second dimension are different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yun-Fei WANG, Yu-Huai LIAO, Sheng-Zong CHEN, Wei-Han HSIA, Kun-Shih LIN
  • Publication number: 20210302690
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism for connecting an optical member is provided, including a fixed portion and a first adhesive member. The fixed portion includes a first member and a second member, wherein the first member is fixedly connected to the second member via the first adhesive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chin LIN, Shou-Jen LIU, Guan-Bo WANG, Kai-Po FAN, Chan-Jung HSU, Shao-Chung CHANG, Shih-Wei HUNG, Ming-Chun HSIEH, Wei-Pin CHIN, Sheng-Zong CHEN, Yu-Huai LIAO, Sin-Hong LIN, Wei-Jhe SHEN, Tzu-Yu CHANG, Kun-Shih LIN, Che-Hsiang CHIU, Sin-Jhong SONG
  • Publication number: 20210278623
    Abstract: An optical element drive mechanism is provided. The optical element drive mechanism includes an immovable part, a movable part, and a drive assembly. The movable part is movable relative to the immovable part. The movable part holds an optical element with an optical axis. The drive assembly drives the movable part to move relative to the immovable part. At least part of the drive assembly is disposed on the immovable part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Shang-Yu HSU, Meng-Ting LIN, Shih-Wei HUNG, Yu-Huai LIAO, Chia-Che WU, Mao-Gen JIAN, Chih-Wei WENG
  • Patent number: 11106000
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for supporting an optical member is provided, including a base, a frame, a movable portion, a driving module, and an adhesive member. The base includes a plurality of first sidewalls, and at least one recess is formed on the first sidewalls. The frame includes a plurality of second sidewalls, and at least one opening is formed on the second sidewalls. The base and the frame form a hollow box, and the opening corresponds to the recess. The movable portion and the driving module are disposed in the hollow box. The driving module can drive the movable portion to move relative to the base. The adhesive member is accommodated in the opening and the recess, and extended along the first sidewalls. The adhesive member is disposed between the first sidewalls and the second sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 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: 11086050
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Meng-Ting Lin, I-Mei Huang
  • Publication number: 20210191066
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for moving an optical element is provided, including a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly, and a first resilient element. The movable portion is for connecting the optical element. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The first resilient element has a board structure. The movable portion is movably connected to the fixed portion via the first resilient element. The fixed portion includes a connection surface, a restricting surface, and a recessed portion. At least a portion of the first resilient element is disposed on the connection surface. The restricting surface contacts and restricts the movable portion. The recessed portion is located between the connection surface and the restricting surface, wherein the recessed portion is lower than the connection surface and the restricting surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    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: 20210109307
    Abstract: An optical system affixed to an electronic apparatus is provided, including a first optical module, a second optical module, and a third optical module. The first optical module is configured to adjust the moving direction of a first light from a first moving direction to a second moving direction, wherein the first moving direction is not parallel to the second moving direction. The second optical module is configured to receive the first light moving in the second moving direction. The first light reaches the third optical module via the first optical module and the second optical module in sequence. The third optical module includes a first photoelectric converter configured to transform the first light into a first image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Chao-Chang HU, Chih-Wei WENG, Chia-Che WU, Chien-Yu KAO, Hsiao-Hsin HU, He-Ling CHANG, Chao-Hsi WANG, Chen-Hsien FAN, Che-Wei CHANG, Mao-Gen JIAN, Sung-Mao TSAI, Wei-Jhe SHEN, Yung-Ping YANG, Sin-Hong LIN, Tzu-Yu CHANG, Sin-Jhong SONG, Shang-Yu HSU, Meng-Ting LIN, Shih-Wei HUNG, Yu-Huai LIAO, Mao-Kuo HSU, Hsueh-Ju LU, Ching-Chieh HUANG, Chih-Wen CHIANG, Yu-Chiao LO, Ying-Jen WANG, Shu-Shan CHEN, Che-Hsiang CHIU
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20210063670
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided that includes a fixed assembly, a movable assembly, and a driving assembly. The movable assembly is configured to be connected to an optical element, and the movable assembly is movable relative to the fixed assembly. The driving assembly is configured to drive the movable member to move relative to the fixed assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Huai LIAO, Shih-Wei HUNG
  • Publication number: 20210063763
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for an optical element is provided, including a support body, a movable portion, an elastic assembly, and a driving assembly. The movable portion is located in the support body. The movable portion is movable relative to the support body and is used to connect to an optical element. The elastic assembly is movably connected to the support body and the movable portion. The driving assembly is disposed on the support body and the movable portion, and is configured to drive the movable portion to move relative to the support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Huai LIAO, Meng-Ting LIN, Guan-Bo WANG
  • Publication number: 20210051271
    Abstract: An optical element driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, a driving assembly, and a connecting assembly. The fixed portion includes a base and a case. The movable portion is movable relative to the fixed portion and is used for connecting an optical element. The driving assembly is disposed between the fixed portion and the movable portion for moving the movable portion relative to the fixed portion. The connecting assembly is disposed between the fixed portion and the movable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Huai LIAO, Meng-Ting LIN
  • Publication number: 20210048728
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism is provided. The optical member driving mechanism includes a movable portion, a fixed portion, a driving assembly and a guiding assembly. The movable portion is connected to an optical member, and is movable relative to the fixed portion. The driving assembly drives the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. The guiding assembly limits the mode of movement for the movable portion relative to the fixed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: February 18, 2021
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan WU, Shang-Yu HSU, Yu-Huai LIAO, Meng-Ting LIN
  • Patent number: D908775
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Fu-Yuan Wu, Kun-Shih Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yi-Ho Chen, Shih-Ting Huang, Shou-Jen Liu, Chien-Lun Huang, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Chen-Chi Kuo, Chia-Pin Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Shin-Hua Chen, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shao-Chung Chang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Chia-Hsiu Liu, Chao-Chun Chang, Yuan-Shih Liao