Optical Or Pre-photocell System Patents (Class 250/216)
  • Patent number: 11067507
    Abstract: A plasmonic sensor with gradient nanostructures and a method of use thereof is provided. The gradient of shapes will induce different spectral responses at different region of the sensor and show different colors. When there is a change in the environment properties of a substance, such as refractive index, gas concentration or ion density changes, the sensor displays different images, e.g., redial intensity displays and radial color displays. An image recognition based method can be used to extract the environment property with high accuracy according to the sensor image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: VERSITECH LIMITED
    Inventors: Wendi Li, Zhouyang Zhu, Shijie Li
  • Patent number: 11054660
    Abstract: A multi-layer optical device may include one, two, or three layers. A first layer may include an array of Fourier-transforming optically transmissive elements to map optical radiation between each of a plurality of angles of incidence and corresponding coordinate locations proximate each respective optically transmissive element. A second layer may provide a modulation matrix of optically modulating sub-elements optically coupled to the array of transmissive elements, where each optically modulating sub-element corresponds to one of the coordinate locations of the first layer mapping. A third layer includes an array of inverse Fourier-transforming optically transmissive elements to inverse-map optical radiation from the optically modulating sub-elements of the modulation matrix for propagation at angles corresponding to the angles of incidence from which the optical radiation was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Imagia LLC
    Inventor: Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 11045076
    Abstract: Provided is an optical probe. The optical probe includes an optical input/output unit, a rotation part spaced apart from the optical input/output unit in a first direction and including a reflection surface, and a transparent electrode provided around the reflection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jong Deog Kim, Hyun Woo Song
  • Patent number: 11045767
    Abstract: A micro fluid filtration system (100) preferably for increasing the concentration of components contained in a fluid sample has a fluid circuitry (1). The fluid circuitry (1) comprises the following elements: A tangential flow filtration element (7) capable for separating the fluid sample into a retentate stream and a permeate stream upon passage of the fluid, an element for pumping (3) for creating and driving a fluid flow through the fluid circuitry (1) and at least one element for obtaining information about the properties of the fluid sample within the circuitry. The circuitry further comprises a plurality of conduits (24) connecting the elements of the fluid circuitry (1) through which a fluid stream of the fluid sample is conducted. The circuitry (1) has a minimal working volume of at most 5 ml, which is the minimal fluid volume retained in the elements and the conduits (24) of the circuitry (1) such that the fluid can be recirculated in the circuitry (1) without pumping air through the circuitry (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Oranth, Nadine Losleben, Sascha Lutz, Adelbert Grossmann
  • Patent number: 11046249
    Abstract: A movable carrier auxiliary system includes a first transparent assembly, a second transparent assembly, an electro-optic medium layer, a transparent electrode, a reflective layer, a transparent conductive layer, an electrical connector, a control member, and an optical image capturing module. A gap is formed between the second transparent assembly and the first transparent assembly. The electro-optic medium layer is disposed in the gap. The transparent electrode is disposed between the first transparent assembly and the electro-optic medium layer. The electro-optic medium layer is disposed between the first transparent assembly and the at least one reflective layer. The transparent conductive layer is disposed between the electro-optic medium layer and the at least one reflective layer. The electrical connector is electrically connected to the electro-optic medium layer, and transmits an electrical energy to the electro-optic medium layer to change a transparency of the electro-optic medium layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 11041814
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for measuring a geometric attribute of a hole structure in a semiconductor chip are disclosed. In an example, an optical spectrum signal corresponding to the hole structure in the semiconductor chip is received. The optical spectrum signal is characterized by one or more optical features. The geometric attribute of the hole structure is determined based, at least in part, on the optical features using a model. The model is trained from a plurality of training samples each including a pair of an optical spectrum signal and a labeled reference signal both corresponding to a same hole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: YANGTZE MEMORY TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Le Wang, Yuanxiang Zou, Jun Zhang, Wei Zhang, Yi Zhou
  • Patent number: 11024756
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a transparent substrate (3), at least one sensor (5) for the detection of electromagnetic radiation (31), and for each sensor a corresponding mirror having a reflective surface (11). The reflective surface (11) is shaped so that electro-magnetic radiation (31) incident on the transparent substrate (3) at a specific angle, passing through the transparent substrate (3) and being reflected by the reflective surface (11) is directed towards the sensor (5). The sensor (5) comprises a two dimensional material like graphene and may be a quantum dot functionalised graphene field effect transistor. The present invention enables the incident electromagnetic radiation (31) to be focussed onto the at least one sensor (5) without the use of additional optical components like lenses or microlenses. This may enable focussed images to be obtained by the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mark Allen, Nadine Harris
  • Patent number: 11022752
    Abstract: An optical fiber having metallic micro/nano-structure on end-facet, and a fabrication method and an application method thereof. The metallic micro/nano-structure is a micro-nano structure resonance cavity on a metallic film, and generates surface plasmon resonance when an optical fiber guided wave is incident. In the fabrication method according to the present invention, the metallic micro/nano-structure on the surface of the substrate is aligned with and is adhered to the end-facet of the optical fiber, and is removed for transferring to the end-facet of the optical fiber. In the application method according to the present invention, the end-facet of the optical fiber is contacted with or moved towards a medium, and a refractive index of the medium is measured by measuring reflection of an optical fiber guided wave by the metallic micro/nano-structure resonance cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: XU YUAN BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventor: Tian Yang
  • Patent number: 11014502
    Abstract: A rear view assembly includes a housing, an electro-optic assembly disposed within the housing, and an ambient light sensor operably coupled with the electro-optic assembly. An at least partially light transmissive light sensor lens is integrally formed as part of the housing proximate the ambient light sensor. The light sensor lens is free of mechanical fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher D. Pollack, Eric S. Sloterbeek, William M. Vanden Bos
  • Patent number: 11016278
    Abstract: An objective lens according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes a first element having a first surface to a fourth surface and a second element having a first planar surface and a second planar surface and being located on the specimen-side of the first element. The first surface is a transmissive planar surface located on the optical axis, the second surface is a reflective convex surface located on the optical axis, the third surface is a reflective concave surface located on the outer side of the first surface, and the fourth surface is a transmissive planar surface located on the outer side of the second surface. The first planar surface is a transmissive planar surface to be joined to the fourth surface and the second planar surface is a transmissive planar surface parallel to the first planar surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NANOPHOTON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11009666
    Abstract: A modified MT fiber optic ferrule has optical fiber receiving holes by the front end to receive the ends of optical fibers inserted into and through the ferrule. The optical fiber receiving holes are aligned with optical fiber openings in the center of the ferrule and have lenses formed in the optical fiber receiving holes to collimate from or focus light into the optical fibers in the fiber optic ferrules. The front end of the fiber optic ferrule may also have integral mating surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: US Conec, Ltd.
    Inventor: Darrell R. Childers
  • Patent number: 11009631
    Abstract: A microlens array diffuser operable to generate a substantially diffuse illumination includes an array of microlenses, wherein each microlens has a respective periodicity-influencing characteristic and a respective surface profile. The array of microlenses includes at least two microlenses having respective periodicity-influencing characteristics that differ from one another and having respective surface profiles that differ from one another. Each surface profile is configured to generate a substantially equal field of illumination. The microlens array diffuser can be integrated as part of an illuminator operable to generate substantially diffuse illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Olivier Ripoll, Peter Blattner
  • Patent number: 11002708
    Abstract: A photoacoustic microscope objective lens unit includes: an objective lens which irradiates a sample with excitation light L; a photoacoustic wave detection unit which detects a photoacoustic wave U generated from the sample; and a photoacoustic wave guide system. The photoacoustic wave guide system includes: a photoacoustic wave separation member; and an acoustic lens that is disposed between the photoacoustic wave separation member and the sample and has a focus position that substantially matches with a focus position of the objective lens. The acoustic lens is obtained by cementing a main acoustic lens and a correction acoustic lens to each other. The main acoustic lens and the correction acoustic lens satisfy predetermined Conditional Expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikutoshi Fukushima, Asuka Mukai, Yoshiaki Murayama
  • Patent number: 10996174
    Abstract: A gas sensing element includes a gas detection layer including a pigment, the gas detection layer including a first surface; and a backing material disposed on the first surface of the gas detection layer. When reducing gas causes the gas sensing element to change in color, a color change ?L* of the gas sensing element is greater than or equal to 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Nakamura, Nahid Mohajeri, Yu-chu Chen, Kujtim Bizati, Shinji Inokuchi, Namiko Suzuki, Hiroyuki Higuchi, Masahiko Hirose, Masaya Nishigawara
  • Patent number: 10998385
    Abstract: A display element, a method for fabricating the same, and a display device are provided. The display element includes: a blocking layer; a fingerprint sensor on one side of the blocking layer; a light-shielding layer on the side of the blocking layer away from the fingerprint sensor, wherein the light-shielding layer includes a first via-hole; a middle layer on the light-shielding layer; a pixel definition layer on the middle layer, wherein the pixel definition layer includes a second via-hole in which a cathode layer and a light-emitting layer are arranged; an antireflection coating on the pixel definition layer; and an anode layer on the light-emitting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yueping Zuo, Shuai Zhang, Shantao Chen
  • Patent number: 10995920
    Abstract: A flame simulation light comprises a light base and a light housing. The light base is provided with a plurality of light-emitting plates extending in the direction away from the light base. The adjacent light-emitting plates are arranged end to end and enclose a cavity with gaps. At least an inner light source is arranged in the cavity to emit light through the gaps. Therefore, a flame is simulated more realistically compared with conventional flame simulation light. Further, different light effects can be observed from different angles, which makes the flame simulation light more interesting. In addition, this manner of simulating flame can have diverse flame effects by changing inclination, arc, height, width, or shape of the light-emitting plates. In terms of the effect of having inner and outer flames, various combinations are possible. Compared with conventional integral flame simulation light, this flame simulation light realizes diversity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Fujian Quanzhou Fanta Crafts Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ke He
  • Patent number: 10986997
    Abstract: Presented herein is a multichannel imaging system capable of detecting and distinguishing multiple fluorescent light sources simultaneously. Also described herein are methods of using the system to image disease or cellular abnormalities, e.g., for diagnostic and/or intraoperative purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University, Quest Medical Imaging B.V
    Inventors: Michelle S. Bradbury, Ulrich Wiesner, Richard J. C. Meester, Snehal G. Patel, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, Mohan Pauliah
  • Patent number: 10986257
    Abstract: A camera module includes an optical assembly, a filter and a molded photosensitive assembly mounted under the optical assembly and the filter, wherein the molded photosensitive assembly comprises a main body, a plurality of electronic components, a photosensitive chip, and a circuit board electrically connected with the electronic components and the photosensitive chip, wherein the electronic components, the photosensitive chip and the circuit board are positionally fixed with each other by the main body, wherein the photosensitive chip is fixed and surrounded by the bottom of the main body to keep distance with the filter, wherein the main body comprises a container body supporting the optical assembly thereon and a lower body supporting the filter thereon, wherein the lower body is extended from the inner side of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhen Huang, Qimin Mei, Bojie Zhao, Zhewen Mei, Li Liu, Jiawei Chen, Zongchun Yang, Chenxiang Xu
  • Patent number: 10969473
    Abstract: An infrared range-measurement device includes an emitting module, a receiving module and a calculating module, the emitting module includes an emitting light source and a driving circuit, and the receiving module includes a planar array photosensitive chip. The emitting light source, under the drive of the driving circuit, emits a test light beam, the test light beam is reflected by an object in a test range and then is incident on the planar array photosensitive chip, and the calculating module outputs a test light intensity or a test distance; an emitting lens is provided in an emitting light path of the emitting module. By shaping the test light beam to control a divergence angle and a shape of the light beam, and to make it match with the set working area of the planar array photosensitive chip, the overall utilization ratio of the test light beam is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: BENEWAKE (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qingshun Zhang, Jiang Wu, Kai Zheng, Da Shu, Yuan Li
  • Patent number: 10969681
    Abstract: A method for forming a color filter array includes the step of forming a first color filter array by forming a first color filter film on a surface of a base member using a coating method and by patterning the first color filter film and the step of forming a second color filter array by forming a second color filter film on the surface so as to cover the first color filter array using a coating method and by patterning the second color filter film. The color filters in the first color filter array are uneven in the width of the clearance between the color filters and/or the widths of the color filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yomori, Yuto Nozaki, Mariko Furuta, Kiyoto Murakumo
  • Patent number: 10969749
    Abstract: A controller reference trajectory design technique to enable high-performing automatic grade change performed by a model predictive control (MPC). Techniques include: (1) automatic determination of appropriate process output reference trajectory delays to enable optimum coordination of process input movements; (2) providing the entire planning process output reference trajectory ramp at the start of the grade change instead of just incrementally as the grade change progresses, again enabling movement of the process inputs to drive process outputs along the planned future path instead of just towards the current target; and (3) use of the process input forced ramping to allow linear ramping of process inputs with optimal coordination of other process input movements to keep all process outputs following the desired trajectories. The technical benefits are faster and higher performing grade changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Limited
    Inventors: Johan Backstrom, Joyce Choi, Pezhman Nafissi, Michael Forbes
  • Patent number: 10962831
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an illumination device includes a light source module including a plurality of light sources, and a reflector opposed to the light source module. The reflector includes a plurality of incidence openings on which light from the light sources is made incident, a plurality of emission openings opposed to the incidence openings, and a plurality of reflective surfaces extending from the incidence openings to the emission openings, respectively. Each of the reflective surfaces is formed by combining a plurality of curved surfaces arranged in an optical axis direction of the light sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Masayuki Mifune
  • Patent number: 10965842
    Abstract: An anti-dazzle imaging camera is provided that includes a photorefractive crystal that is wavelength-agnostic. The photorefractive crystal is configured to receive an optical beam. When the optical beam includes no laser, the photorefractive crystal is configured to pass the optical beam unchanged to an imaging detector. When the optical beam includes a laser, the photorefractive crystal is configured to attenuate the laser to generate a modified optical beam and to pass the modified optical beam to the imaging detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Mitchell B. Haeri
  • Patent number: 10958879
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a substrate imaging apparatus includes: a rotary holding unit that holds and rotates a substrate; a mirror member having a reflecting surface that opposes an end face of the substrate and a peripheral portion of a back surface of the substrate held by the rotary holding unit, the reflecting surface being inclined with respect to a rotation axis of the rotary holding unit; and a camera having an imaging device that receives both first light and second light through a lens, the first light coming from a peripheral portion of a front surface of the substrate held by the rotary holding unit, and the second light being a reflected light of second light which comes from the end face of the substrate held by the rotary holding unit and is reflected by the reflecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Norihisa Koga, Tadashi Nishiyama, Yasuaki Noda
  • Patent number: 10942345
    Abstract: An image acquisition method in which a pulsed illumination beam emitted from a light source is scanned while being focused at a sample, signal light generated as a result of a non-linear optical process at each scanning position is detected, and an image of the sample is generated on a basis of the detected signal light, the image acquisition method including: acquiring a mixed image, which includes in-focus signal light generated at a focal position of the illumination beam in the sample and which also includes out-of-focus signal light; acquiring an image of the out-of-focus signal light on a basis of a plurality of mixed images having mutually different intensities of the out-of-focus signal light; and acquiring an image of the in-focus signal light by subtracting the image of the out-of-focus signal light acquired, from the mixed image acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Doi
  • Patent number: 10921181
    Abstract: A light guide member includes: a light projecting side light guide part that extends in the front-and-rear direction and guides light emitted from a light projecting part to the outside of a case; a light receiving side light guide part that extends in the front-and-rear direction and is spaced apart from the light projecting side light guide part by a gap in the up-and-down direction, and guides light that enters from the outside of the case to a light receiving part; and a connecting part disposed over the gap and connecting the light projecting side light guide part and the light receiving side light guide part. The gap is provided with a reduction part at an end portion on the side of the connecting part, and a dimension of the reduction part gradually decreases toward the side of the light projecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Motoki Tanaka, Takahiro Okuda, Jumpei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10921503
    Abstract: A wavelength variable interference filter includes: a first substrate on which a first reflection film is formed; and a second substrate that includes a movable portion on which a second reflection film facing the first reflection film is formed and a holding portion surrounding an outer circumference of the movable portion and holding the movable portion so that the movable portion is displaceable in a thickness direction of the second reflection film. The movable portion has long and short sides in a plan view. The holding portion includes a long-side holding portion formed along the long side and a short-side holding portion formed along the short side. The rigidity of the short-side holding portion is lower than the rigidity of the long-side holding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Akira Sano
  • Patent number: 10916216
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing an external power supply, memory device, camera, and/or other peripheral capabilities to a head-mounted data collection device may include a first portion releasably connecting to the data collection device. The first portion may have a first data port interface configured for connection to a corresponding data port interface of the data collection device. The apparatus may have a second portion releasably connectable to the first portion, the second portion including an internal data port interface configured for connection to a corresponding internal data port interface of the first portion, a power cell module, and a power supply interface configured for connection to a corresponding power supply input of the head-mounted wearable data collection device. The first portion and/or the second portion may include interface logic for receiving data via the first data port and command logic for issuing commands to the data collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Nedim T Sahin
  • Patent number: 10914686
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to an inspection apparatus that includes a stage configured to retain a specimen for inspection, an imaging device having a field of view encompassing at least a portion of the stage to view a specimen retained on the stage, and a plurality of lights disposed on a moveable platform. The inspection apparatus can further include a control module coupled to the imaging device, each of the lights and the moveable platform. The control module is configured to perform operations including: receiving image data from the imaging device, where the image data indicates an illumination landscape of light incident on the speciment; and automatically modifying, based on the image data, an elevation of the moveable platform or an intensity of one or more of the lights to adjust the illumination landscape. Methods and machine-readable media are also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NANOTRONICS IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Putman, John B. Putman, John Moffitt, Michael Moskie, Jeffrey Andresen, Scott Pozzi-Loyola, Julie Orlando
  • Patent number: 10908325
    Abstract: An adaptive liquid lens includes a membrane, a patterned film in contact with the membrane, a substrate, and a layer of optical fluid encapsulated within the membrane and the substrate. A display device includes the adaptive liquid lens and an electronic display optically coupled with the adaptive liquid lens for outputting light through the adaptive liquid lens toward a pupil of an eye of a user of the display device. Also disclosed is a method including modifying a surface profile of a membrane of an adaptive liquid lens. Modifying the surface profile of the membrane of the adaptive liquid lens changes a focal distance of the adaptive liquid lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Youngshik Yoon
  • Patent number: 10903259
    Abstract: A multispectral image sensor includes a semiconductor layer and a number of pixels formed inside and on top of the semiconductor layer. Each pixel includes an active photosensitive area formed in a portion of the semiconductor layer laterally delimited by peripheral insulating walls. The pixels include a first pixel of a first type and a second pixel of a second type. The portion of semiconductor layer of the first pixel has a first lateral dimension selected to define a lateral cavity resonating at a first wavelength and the portion of semiconductor layer of the second pixel has a second lateral dimension different from the first lateral dimension. The second lateral dimension is selected to define a lateral cavity resonating at a second wavelength different from the first wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLLES 2) SAS
    Inventors: Denis Rideau, Axel Crocherie
  • Patent number: 10901194
    Abstract: A microscope system including: a source of light; a sample objective configured for focusing the light at a focal plane within a sample; a remote focus unit configured for changing a position of the focal plane along an axis perpendicular to the focal plane; one or more optical element configured for directing the focused light to a location within the focal plane; and a detector configured for detecting light emitted from the focal plane within the sample; wherein the one or more optical element is located after the remote focus unit along a beam path of the light from the source to the sample objective, such that the changing the position of the focal plane along the axis is performed before the directing the focused light to the location within the focal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Inventors: Karel Svoboda, Daniel Flickinger, Nicholas Sofroniew
  • Patent number: 10895527
    Abstract: The present invention is an illumination assembly (10) for providing illumination in an underwater medium which at least partially absorbs light. The subject matter illumination assembly (10) is characterized by comprising a light sensing unit (300) having at least one fluid chamber (420), pluralities of fluid intake openings (421), at least one light source (330) positioned inside the fluid chamber (420) and which emits light in at least one first spectrum, at least one photo-diode (310) in a manner facing said light source (330) and which generates signal related to the distribution in said first spectrum and optical intensity of the wavelengths of the light, which is emitted by the light source (330) and which passes through water; at least one LED array (150) which can emit light in the first spectrum; a control unit (120) which determines the operational setting of LED array (150) according to received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BAHCESEHIR UNIVERSITESI
    Inventors: Selcuk Ozyurt, Bulent Aydin, Basak Akdemir, Nil Girgin, Kaan Alper, Suleyman Semsioglu, Ziya Alpay, Sena Karali, Cansin Cokol
  • Patent number: 10883700
    Abstract: A lens includes a cover part and a light-shielding part. The cover part includes a lens part, a connection part, and a flange part which are formed of a thermosetting first resin and continuous to one another. The light-shielding part covers an outer lateral side of the connection part and is formed of a second resin having a greater light-absorptance or a greater light-reflectance than the first resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Okahisa, Toshiyuki Fujii
  • Patent number: 10883876
    Abstract: Provided is a compact spectrometer including a light blocking layer having an aperture, a micro lens provided in contact with the light blocking layer, the micro lens being configured to collimate light having passed through the aperture, a filter array configured to filter the collimated light, and a photodetector array configured to detect the filtered light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Mo Ahn, Jin Young Park, Kun Sun Eom
  • Patent number: 10878742
    Abstract: A direct view light emitting diode (DV LED) display (296), includes (i) one or more DV LED modules (200) each containing at least one circuit board (300) having an array of surface mount device LEDs (100) defining a display surface (304), and (ii) a protective transparent polymeric film (302, 390) covering at least a portion of the display surface. The transparent polymeric film includes a polymer material layer (400), and an adhesive layer (402) laminated to the polymer material layer and directly attached to the display surface of the DV LED module. The transparent polymeric film may facilitate the use of touch screen technology with a DV LED display, and may be removable to allow repair or disassembly/reassembly of the DV LED display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Planar Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick J. Green, Todd E. Loewy, Jennifer Davis, Samantha Phenix, Eric Schuettke
  • Patent number: 10880479
    Abstract: An imaging device includes an image pickup element that captures an object image to generate image data, a sensor holder that holds the image pickup element, a sensor driver that moves the sensor holder in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis, a fixing mechanism that mechanically fixes the sensor holder at a predetermined position, and a controller that controls the fixing mechanism based on a signal indicating a degree of displacement of the image pickup element due to an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshio Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 10871637
    Abstract: A photographing optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface. The second lens element with negative refractive power has a convex object-side surface and a concave image-side surface. The third lens element has refractive power. The fourth lens element has refractive power, and an object-side surface and an image-side surface thereof are aspheric. The fifth lens element with negative refractive power has a concave image-side surface, wherein an object-side surface and the image-side surface thereof are aspheric, and at least one of the object-side surface and the image-side surface thereof has at least one inflection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin-Yao Liao, Hsin-Hsuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10852555
    Abstract: A head-mounted display apparatus according to the present disclosure includes an image generating module, a first deflecting element including a first deflecting portion configured to deflect, along a second optical axis intersecting the first optical axis, imaging light from the image generating module, and a second deflecting portion configured to deflect the imaging light along a third optical axis, a first diffraction element configured to diffract the imaging light from the second deflecting portion, and a second diffraction element configured to diffract the imaging light from the first diffraction element. A distance along the first optical axis between the image generating module and the first deflecting portion is longer than a distance along the third optical axis between the first diffraction element and the second deflecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Takeda, Takeshi Koshihara, Masatoshi Yonekubo, Mitsutaka Ide
  • Patent number: 10852456
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a light source lens that makes it possible to improve unevenness in a luminance distribution, an illumination unit, and a display unit. A light source lens (1) according to the present disclosure includes an incident surface on which light from a light-emitting device is incident, and an exit surface (20) that has a diffusing function at a center part (21) for light incident through the incident surface as well as a light-condensing function at at least a portion of an intermediate part (22) and a peripheral part (23) for the light incident through the incident surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Roger Corn, Yosuke Narita, Takeo Arai, Masami Sato
  • Patent number: 10845314
    Abstract: A gas sensing element includes a gas detection layer including a chemochromic pigment, with modifications towards enhancing shelf-life performance and false detection performance before use. The gas detection layer has an adhesion of greater than or equal to 0.2 N/25 mm. Also described are methods of making the aforedescribed element to attain enhanced shelf-life performance and false detection performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Nakamura, Nahid Mohajeri, Yu-chu Chen, Kujtim Bizati, Shinji Inokuchi
  • Patent number: 10838062
    Abstract: A LiDAR system and method includes a pulse modulation circuit and an amplitude modulation circuit for applying pulse modulation and amplitude modulation to a continuous signal to generate a plurality of amplitude-modulated pulses of the continuous signal. An optical modulation circuit applies the amplitude-modulated pulses of the continuous signal to an optical signal to generate a pulse amplitude-modulated (PAM) optical signal. Optical transmission elements transmit the PAM optical signal into a region, and optical receiving elements receive reflected optical signals from the region. Receive signal processing circuitry uses quadrature detection to process the reflected optical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Veoneer US, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard de Mersseman, Kenneth V. Puglia
  • Patent number: 10837906
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a measurement device includes a light emitting part configured to emit a plurality of spectral lights each including two or more spectra distributed at mutually different frequencies by causing adjacent frequency intervals to be different from each other, a focusing part configured to focus light by causing two or more spectra to overlap in an overlapping region in each of a plurality of different focal point regions of a sample and to be shifted from each other, and a detecting part configured to acquire a signal of fluorescence beats which emits light by interference light beats in each of a plurality of overlapping regions in the sample and includes information of the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Takeshi Yasui, Tetsuo Iwata, Yasuhiro Mizutani, Takeo Minamikawa, Takahiko Mizuno, Eiji Hase, Hirotsugu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10838198
    Abstract: An actuator includes a torsion beam configured to support a target object, a first drive beam having a first drive source, and a connection beam configured to connect the torsion beam with the first drive beam, and a frame body configured to fix the first drive beam, wherein the actuator applies force of rotating the torsion beam in a direction around a first axis by a resonant drive of the first drive beam so as to cause the target object to swing, and when a structural non-linear constant of the actuator is ? [Nm/rad3] and a spring constant of the actuator is k [Nm/rad], [Equation 1] is satisfied: [Equation 1] ?=0.05×k?A×106??(1), where 3.5?A?15.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Yamada, Takahiro Wakasugi
  • Patent number: 10823612
    Abstract: A multifocal spectrometric device is capable of simultaneously performing a measurement of a plurality of sample with high sensitivity, with no restriction on the magnification. A multifocal spectrometric device is a device in which beams of signal light emitted from a plurality of predetermined observation areas on samples placed in a sample placement section are introduced into a spectrograph and thereby dispersed into spectra, the device including: a plurality of objective lenses (objective light-condensing sections) individually located at positions which respectively and optically face the plurality of observation areas; and spectrograph input sections provided in such a manner that each of the plurality of objective lenses has one corresponding spectrograph input section, for introducing signal light passing through the corresponding objective lenses into the spectrograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Mikiko Sodeoka, Katsumasa Fujita, Jun Ando
  • Patent number: 10816474
    Abstract: An optical information detection apparatus includes: a needle-shaped light spot irradiation part that is configured to generate needle-shaped light spot concentrated over a length dimension g greater than a width dimension w along an optical axis, a shifting light spot conversion part that is configured to convert emission light emitted from positions of a detection object into shifting light spot, a shifting light spot reception part that is configured to receive the shifting light spot along a light-receiving plane, and an optical information acquisition part that is configured to acquire optical information from the positions from the shifting light spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Tohoku University
    Inventor: Yuichi Kozawa
  • Patent number: 10797461
    Abstract: The system and method non-linear optical mapping of a detector array to expand the field of view. Outer edges of the sensor array having lower resolution spatial resolution in exchange for an expanded field of view. A lens is used to distort incoming signals to provide the expanded field of view and a processor is used to remove the distortion to provide the actual spatial angles for the incoming signals suing a look up table or an algorithm. The lens may create radial or linear distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Choiniere
  • Patent number: 10782185
    Abstract: A light sensor is provided. The light sensor includes at least one light sensor submodule, and each light sensor submodule includes a first light detector, a second light detector, a first linear polarizer, a second linear polarizer, a first phase delay film, and a second phase delay film. The first light detector is configured to obtain light intensity of first hybrid light resulting when hybrid light has passed through the first phase delay film and the first linear polarizer, and the second light detector is configured to obtain light intensity of second hybrid light resulting when the hybrid light has passed through the second phase delay film and the second linear polarizer, the hybrid light includes first light and second light, and after the hybrid light passes through the second linear polarizer, the first light is filtered out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Wang, Wenxiong Wei, Gaopeng Qu, Wei Guo
  • Patent number: 10777879
    Abstract: Permeable antennas are presented. In embodiments, a permeable antenna may include a flux channel comprising a permeable material inside a trough in a conducting ground plane, the trough having a depth d and a width b; and a capacitive shunt admittance provided at the mouth of the trough. In embodiments, the capacitive shunt admittance may be one of: a slitted conducting plane or a single feed parallel solenoid, fed by a transmission line at a center loop. In embodiments, the conducting material may be anisotropic, and may include a ferromagnetic laminate comprising alternating thin metal films with thin insulating dielectrics. Related methods of providing permeable antennas are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Rodolfo E. Diaz, Tara Yousefi
  • Patent number: 10756441
    Abstract: Disclosed are multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) antenna systems with high gain having an impedance bandwidth greater than 1 GHz and high side-lobe rejection. Suitable systems are configurable to have a radar lens with, for example, an 8×1 antenna array. Additionally, beam steering architecture that concentrates radiated energy through a dielectric lens to achieve a narrow high-gain beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Sifiso Gambahaya