Optics Patents (Class 348/335)
  • Patent number: 11153470
    Abstract: A camera module manufacturing apparatus includes: a chart unit configured to provide an image for optical-axis alignment to a substrate assembly including an image sensor; a substrate alignment unit disposed opposite to the chart unit, aligning the substrate assembly, and electrically connected to the image sensor; an optical axis alignment unit configured to allow an optical axis of a lens assembly including a lens and an actuator to be aligned with respect to an optical axis of the image sensor; and a camera module fixing unit positioned adjacent to the optical axis alignment unit, and fixing the lens assembly on the substrate assembly by applying an instantaneous curing adhesive, which is an inorganic material, to the lens assembly and the substrate assembly which are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Furonteer Inc.
    Inventor: Sang Shin Bae
  • Patent number: 11150466
    Abstract: An optical system includes a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit, and a third lens unit having negative refractive power arranged in order from an object side to an image side. The second lens unit moves in focusing, thereby changing a distance between adjacent lens units. The first lens unit includes a positive lens, and the third lens unit includes a negative lens. A focal length of the positive lens, a focal length of the negative lens, a focal length of the third lens unit, and a back focus of the optical system are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Makoto Nakahara, Suguru Inoue, Akira Mizuma, Masakazu Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11144168
    Abstract: A touch panel and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The touch panel has a touch region and a trace region and includes a substrate, a touch device, a shielding trace, and a plurality of conductive traces. The touch device is disposed on the substrate in the touch region and includes a plurality of electrode pads. The shielding trace and the conductive traces are disposed on the substrate in the trace region. At least a part of the conductive traces is electrically connected to the touch device. The shielding trace includes a first trace layer and a second trace layer electrically connected to each other. The shielding trace is disposed between two of the conductive traces, the first trace layer at least partially overlaps the second trace layer, and the shielding trace doesn't overlap the conductive traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HannsTouch Solution Incorporated
    Inventor: Sheng-Chia Lin
  • Patent number: 11143840
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a lens driving motor, comprising: a mover including a bobbin for fixing a lens, and magnets disposed on the bobbin; a stator comprising a first coil and a second coil arranged to correspond to the respective magnets, a housing including an upper surface with an open center and a support part having an outer surface on which the first coil is disposed, a base which supports the housing and has a through hole formed in the center thereof to correspond to the lens, and a substrate disposed on an upper surface of the base so as to apply power to the second coil; and a hall sensor disposed at a position facing the magnets so as to sense a phase of the mover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang Ok Park
  • Patent number: 11137577
    Abstract: A photographing optical lens assembly includes six lens elements, which are, 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, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. Each of the six lens elements has an object-side surface towards the object side and an image-side surface towards the image side. The first lens element has positive refractive power. The image-side surface of the fourth lens element is concave in a paraxial region thereof. The fifth lens element has positive refractive power, the object-side surface of the fifth lens element is convex in a paraxial region thereof, and the image-side surface of the fifth lens element is convex in a paraxial region thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tzu-Chieh Kuo
  • Patent number: 11127810
    Abstract: A lower base surface of wirings includes a stepped portion with upper surfaces having mutually different heights and stepped surfaces rising from respective upper surfaces. Each upper surface and the stepped surface form a projecting portion rising in each normal direction and constitute a first recessed corner portion immediately below the wirings and a second recessed corner portion at the tip of the projecting portion in the normal direction of the stepped surface. A first interval exists between the adjacent wirings. The first recessed corner portion has a first height. The second recessed corner portion has a second height and a second width in the first direction. The second width is smaller than the first interval, the second height is lower than the first height, or both the second width is smaller than the first interval and the second height is lower than the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Akihito Sato, Tetsuo Morita, Hiroshi Tabatake
  • Patent number: 11119390
    Abstract: A photographing device includes a camera module assembly, a glass disposed external to the camera module assembly to protect the camera module assembly, and a temperature sensor configured to detect an internal temperature of the photographing device. The photographing device also includes a heating element disposed on the glass. The photographing device further includes a controller configured to obtain the external temperature and to control the heating element to heat the glass when a difference between the internal temperature and the external temperature reaches a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Liu, Xifeng Zhao, Ran Liao, Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 11115576
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to a sensor module. In some aspects, a sensor module may include a collar configured to be attached to a camera module for a user device. The collar may include a first opening that is configured to align with an aperture of a camera of the camera module, and a second opening. The sensor module may include a sensor embedded in the collar. The sensor may be aligned with the second opening of the collar. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Russell Gruhlke, Jon Lasiter, Ravindra Vaman Shenoy, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Kebin Li, Khurshid Syed Alam
  • Patent number: 11115590
    Abstract: An image capture device may obtain first frames at a first frame rate from a first image sensor and obtain second frames at a second frame rate from a second image sensor. The image capture device may process the first frames from the first image sensor and store the processed first frames in a memory. The image capture device may partially process the second frames from the second image sensor to obtain first camera control statistics. The image capture device may switch a capture mode to obtain third frames at the second frame rate from the first image sensor obtain fourth frames at the first frame rate from the second image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Matthieu Guérin
  • Patent number: 11086107
    Abstract: Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises five lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side. Through controlling the convex or concave shape of the surfaces, the refracting power of the lens elements and parameters to meet an inequality associated with the effective focal length, the optical imaging lens shows better optical characteristics and the total length of the optical imaging lens is shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chia-Cheng Lin, Ta-Cheng Fan, Jia-Sin Jhang
  • Patent number: 11089190
    Abstract: The following relates to forming a combined image by an imaging system with a rotatable reflector. A reflector is rotated about an axis to a first position relative to an image sensor. At the first position, the reflector directs light from a first portion of a view corresponding to an external environment towards the image sensor. An image of the first portion of the view is captured by the image sensor. The reflector is rotated about the axis to a second position relative to the image sensor. At the second position, the reflector directs light from a second portion of the view corresponding to the external environment towards the image sensor. An image of the second portion of the view is captured by the image sensor. The image of the first portion and the image of the second portion are combined to form an image corresponding to the view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Glass Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: Ziv Attar
  • Patent number: 11079572
    Abstract: There is provided an optical imaging system including a prism, a first fixed lens group, a first movable lens group, a second movable lens group, and a second fixed lens group. The prism is configured to refract light reflected from an object side toward an imaging plane and a reflecting member. The prism is disposed on the first fixed lens group and the first movable lens group is configured to change a position of the imaging plane so that an overall focal length is changed. The second movable lens group is configured to adjust a position of the imaging plane so that a focal length for an object is adjusted. The imaging plane is disposed on the second fixed lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hag Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 11079476
    Abstract: A light-receiving element includes an on-chip lens; an interconnection layer; and a semiconductor layer that is disposed between the on-chip lens and the interconnection layer. The semiconductor layer includes a first voltage application unit to which a first voltage is applied, a second voltage application unit to which a second voltage different from the first voltage is applied, a first charge detection unit that is disposed at the periphery of the first voltage application unit, a second charge detection unit that is disposed at the periphery of the second voltage application unit, and a charge discharge region that is provided on an outer side of an effective pixel region. For example, the present technology is applicable to a light-receiving element that generates distance information in a ToF method, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Imoto, Yuji Isogai, Takuya Maruyama, Takuro Murase, Ryota Watanabe, Takeshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11063393
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides exemplary embodiments of wiring device assemblies that include an electrical wiring device and electrical plug connector assembly which permits easy connection of electrical conductors to the electrical wiring device via the plug connector assembly. The wiring device assemblies are configured to operate at a common voltage rating and include keying features to ensure the electrical wiring devices are configured to mate with electrical plug connector assemblies rated for the same voltage. The keying features include a key and corresponding keyway used to prevent electrical plug connector assemblies rated for one voltage from being plugged into electrical wiring devices rated for a different voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: HUBBELL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Mozdzer
  • Patent number: 11061203
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from object side, a negative first unit, a positive second unit, a negative third unit, and a positive fourth unit, wherein, for zooming to telephoto end, the second unit moves toward object side, the third unit moves and an interval between each pair of adjacent units is changed, wherein, at telephoto end as compared to wide angle end, the interval between the first and second units is smaller, the interval between the second and third units is larger, the interval between the third and fourth units is larger, and the fourth unit is positioned closer to image side, wherein the third unit consists of a single optical element, wherein the fourth unit includes plural lenses arranged at intervals, and wherein focal lengths of the third and fourth units and the interval between the third and fourth units at telephoto end are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirofumi Abe, Shinji Yamasaki, Masakazu Kodaira
  • Patent number: 11054258
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that comprises a camera module and a control and evaluation unit. The camera module is designed to be attached to the surveying pole and comprises at least one camera for capturing images. The control and evaluation unit has stored a program with program code so as to control and execute a functionality in which a series of images of the surrounding is captured with the at least one camera; a SLAM-evaluation with a defined algorithm using the series of images is performed, wherein a reference point field is built up and poses for the captured images are determined; and, based on the determined poses, a point cloud comprising 3D-positions of points of the surrounding can be computed by forward intersection using the series of images, particularly by using dense matching algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: HEXAGON TECHNOLOGY CENTER GMBH
    Inventors: Knut Siercks, Bernhard Metzler, Elmar Vincent Van Der Zwan, Thomas Fidler, Roman Parys, Alexander Velizhev, Jochen Scheja
  • Patent number: 11054616
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens includes a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element, a sixth lens element and a seventh lens element arranged in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis. Each lens element has an object-side surface and an image-side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhui Gong, Meiting He, Hai Lin
  • Patent number: 11048068
    Abstract: An optical system is constituted of a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power and moving when focusing is performed, and a third lens unit which are arranged in this order from an object side to an image side, and distances between neighboring lens units are changed when focusing is performed. In the optical system, a back focus, arrangement of the second lens unit, and the like are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Makoto Nakahara, Suguru Inoue, Akira Mizuma, Masakazu Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11049215
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a tilt detection unit that detects a tilt in the vertical direction, conversion data used for transforming plane coordinates into spherical coordinates, a correction unit that corrects the conversion data according to the tilt, a plurality of image capturing units, a coordinate transformation unit that transforms plane coordinates of a plurality of pixels included in images captured by the image capturing units into spherical coordinates according to the conversion data corrected by the correction unit, and a combining unit that combines the images including the pixels transformed into spherical coordinates by the coordinate transformation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Takenaka, Yoshiaki Irino, Tomonori Tanaka, Nozomi Imae, Hideaki Yamamoto, Kensuke Masuda, Yoichi Ito, Satoshi Sawaguchi, Daisuke Bessho, Hiroyuki Satoh, Makoto Shohara, Noriyuki Terao, Toru Harada
  • Patent number: 11042012
    Abstract: An optical system includes a first lens unit B1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit B2, and a third lens unit B3 disposed in order from an object side to an image side. The second lens unit B2 moves in focusing so that an interval between adjacent lens units among the first, second, and third lens units changes. The first lens unit B1 includes a positive lens G1p disposed closest to the object side and a negative lens G1n being a closest negative lens with respect to the object side. The optical system satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinichiro Saito, Makoto Nakahara, Suguru Inoue, Akira Mizuma, Masakazu Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 11044408
    Abstract: A multi-camera zooming method includes: during zooming from an i-th magnification range to an adjacent j-th magnification range, a j-th camera corresponding to the j-th magnification range is selected from n cameras, 1?i?n and 1?j?n; when the j-th camera is in a non-operating state, a transition camera and a target camera are determined; the transition camera is set as a camera configured to acquire a preview image; the target camera is unloaded from an operating state to the non-operating state and the j-th camera is loaded from the non-operating state to the operating state; and the camera configured to acquire the preview image is switched from the transition camera to the j-th camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Guo, Zifei Dou, Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11031751
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a light emitting device having a structure capable of removing zero order light from output light of an S-iPM laser. The light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element and a light shielding member. The semiconductor light emitting element includes an active layer, a pair of cladding layers, and a phase modulation layer. The phase modulation layer has a basic layer and a plurality of modified refractive index regions, each of which is individually disposed at a specific position. The light shielding member has a function of passing through a specific optical image output along an inclined direction and shielding zero order light output along a normal direction of a light emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kurosaka, Kazuyoshi Hirose, Takahiro Sugiyama, Yuu Takiguchi, Yoshiro Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11029496
    Abstract: A folded lens system that includes lenses with refractive power and two light folding elements such as prisms. A first lens on a first axis refracts light to a first folding element. The first folding element redirects the light from the first axis onto a second axis on which one or more lenses are arranged. The lenses on the second axis refract the light to a second folding element. The second folding element redirects the light onto a third axis on which a sensor is disposed. The lens system may include a front aperture. The sensor may be moved on the third axis to provide autofocusing, or alternatively the lens system may include one or more optical actuators that provide autofocusing. The lens system may have a low F-number (<=2.8), and may have a 35 mm equivalent focal length in the medium to long telephoto range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhong Yao, Yoshikazu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11031747
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a light emitting device having a structure capable of removing zero order light from output light of an S-iPM laser. The light emitting device includes a semiconductor light emitting element and a light shielding member. The semiconductor light emitting element includes an active layer, a pair of cladding layers, and a phase modulation layer. The phase modulation layer has a basic layer and a plurality of modified refractive index regions, each of which is individually disposed at a specific position. The light shielding member has a function of passing through a specific optical image output along an inclined direction and shielding zero order light output along a normal direction of a light emitting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Kurosaka, Kazuyoshi Hirose, Takahiro Sugiyama, Yuu Takiguchi, Yoshiro Nomoto
  • Patent number: 11029499
    Abstract: A fisheye lens assembly and an electronic apparatus are disclosed. The fisheye lens has an angle of view of 150° or more, includes a plurality of lenses including an aspherical lens having an inflection point on one surface or both surfaces thereof, and satisfies the expression 35 ?m?SAG_MAX, where SAG_MAX denotes a maximum value of absolute values of SAG values of inflection points of the aspherical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-jae Lee
  • Patent number: 11022779
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens includes a first lens element to a sixth lens element. An optical axis region of the object-side surface of the first lens element is convex, an optical axis region of the image-side surface of the second lens element is convex, an optical axis region of the object-side surface of the third lens element is convex, the fourth lens element has negative refracting power, an optical axis region of the object-side surface of the fourth lens element is concave, a periphery region of the object-side surface of the fifth lens element is concave, an optical axis region of the object-side surface of the sixth lens element is convex and an optical axis region of the image-side surface of the sixth lens element is concave to satisfy (G12+T3+G34+T4+G45+T5)/EFL?1.200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Chen, Baina Chen, Ruyou Tang
  • Patent number: 11022484
    Abstract: An optical receiver module includes: a lens array including a plurality of condenser lenses arranged in one direction to define a plane with optical axes in parallel to each other; and a light receiving element array including a plurality of light receiving elements each configured to receive light emitted from each of the condenser lenses. The light receiving element array includes: a semiconductor substrate to which the light from each of the condenser lenses is input and through which the light is transmitted; and light receiving portions each configured to receive the light transmitted through the semiconductor substrate and convert the light into an electrical signal. A shift of the optical axis of each of the condenser lenses from a center of each corresponding one of the light receiving portions is larger in a direction perpendicular to the one direction within the plane than in the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Lumentum Japan, Inc.
    Inventors: Koki Iemura, Michihide Sasada, Hiroyasu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11024015
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an input buffer, a processor configured to convert a position of an input pixel of an input image received into the input buffer into a first pixel position of an output image using a first conversion function, convert a position of an output pixel in a vicinity of the first pixel position of the output image into a second pixel position of the input image using a second conversion function, calculate a pixel value of the second pixel position by interpolation using pixels of the input image that are in a vicinity of the second pixel position of the input image, and output the position of the output pixel as a corrected position of the input pixel and the calculated pixel value as a pixel value at the corrected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuji Hada
  • Patent number: 11019242
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a camera assembly. The camera assembly includes a shell, a light incident opening defined in the shell, a first imaging module accommodated in the shell, a light-redirecting element, a receiving recess defined in the shell and adjacent to the light incident opening; and a decorative member. The light-redirecting element is accommodated in the shell and configured to redirect an incident light from the light incident opening to the first imaging module. The decorative member is mounted on the shell in such a manner that the light entrance incident opening is exposed from the decorative member and the decorative member is arranged around the light incident opening and partially received in the receiving recess. The disclosure also provides an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Gong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11016269
    Abstract: A photographing lens and a photographing apparatus including the same. The photographing lens includes a first lens having a positive refractive power or a negative refractive power and being meniscus shaped; a second lens having a positive refractive power; a third lens having a negative refractive power; a fourth lens having a positive refractive power and having a surface convex toward the image side; and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power, having a surface concave from the image side, and including at least one aspheric surface, wherein the first through fifth lenses are sequentially arranged from the object side toward the image side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liefeng Zhao, Sung-Wook Choi
  • Patent number: 11009686
    Abstract: An imaging lens which uses a larger number of constituent lenses for higher performance and features a low F-value, low-profile design and a wide field of view. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in order from an object side to an image side: a first positive refractive power lens; a second negative refractive power lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; a sixth lens having a concave image-side surface near an optical axis; and a seventh negative refractive power lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yukio Sekine
  • Patent number: 10996425
    Abstract: A lens actuating unit is provided. The lens actuating unit includes: a bobbin configured to accommodate a lens module at an inner side of the bobbin; a first coil unit disposed at the bobbin; a housing disposed at an outer side of the bobbin; and a magnet unit configured to move the first coil unit through electromagnetic interaction with the first coil unit, wherein the housing includes a hole formed by being recessed from an inner side to an outer side to accommodate the magnet unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hong Cho, Sang Hee Lee, In Jae Yeo, Jin Suk Han
  • Patent number: 10991283
    Abstract: A flat-panel display device and method to prevent display panel burn-in through a decimated look-up table with pixel shifting in a display or an augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Zhang, Chaohao Wang, Michael Slootsky, Yifan Zhang, Tae-Wook Koh
  • Patent number: 10976514
    Abstract: An adjustable optical lens and camera module and manufacturing method thereof are provided, wherein the camera module includes an optical sensor and an adjustable optical lens. The adjustable optical lens, which is arranged in a photosensitive path of the optical sensor, includes an optical structural member and at least two lenses. Each of the lens is arranged in an internal space of the optical structural member along an axial direction of the optical structural member, wherein before packaging the adjustable optical lens and the optical sensor, at least one position of the lens in the internal space of the optical structural member is able to be adjusted, so that a central axis line of the adjustable optical lens and a central axis line of the optical sensor are coincided, so as to improve the image quality of the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Bojie Zhao, Liang Ding, Chunmei Liu, Feifan Chen, Nan Guo, Heng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10958851
    Abstract: A camera field indicating method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium for a camera including imaging optics, a light sensor, the imaging optics and the light sensor intermittently sensing incoming light, and an edge-lit illuminator including a light source and a leaky waveguide situated adjacent the imaging chip so as to share the imaging optics with the light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Hudson Connell, II, Sharathchandra Umapathirao Pankanti
  • Patent number: 10948694
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens including, in an order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens. The first lens is made of plastic material, the second lens is made of plastic material, the third lens is made of plastic material, the fourth lens is made of plastic material, the fifth lens is made of glass material, and the sixth lens is made of plastic material. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Teranishi Takaaki, Lei Zhang, Yanmei Wang, Dan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10949643
    Abstract: Devices and optical sensor modules are provided for provide on-screen optical sensing of fingerprints by using an under-screen optical sensor module that captures and detects light from a fiber on top of the screen. Various implementations of the under-LCD optical sensor modules are provided, including different optical imaging module designs for under-LCD optical sensing, invisible under-LCD optical sensor modules based on concealing optical transmissive features or regions under the LCD opaque borders and optical sensing of topographical features associated with inner tissues of a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi He, Bo Pi
  • Patent number: 10942342
    Abstract: An imaging lens which uses a larger number of constituent lenses for higher performance and features a low F-value, low-profile design and a wide field of view. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in order from an object side to an image side: a first positive refractive power lens; a second negative refractive power lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; a sixth lens having a concave image-side surface near an optical axis; and a seventh negative refractive power lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yukio Sekine
  • Patent number: 10936885
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to processing an image having a distortion and an object. The method according to some embodiments includes acquiring an image having a distortion and performing a first object detection analysis on a first portion of the image. Next, the method includes performing an undistortion process on the image, and after, performing a second object detection analysis on a second portion of the image. The second portion of the image is different than the first portion of the image. The method can then combine a first result of the first object detection analysis with a second result of the second object detection analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Research Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Junya Ueno
  • Patent number: 10917584
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a camera mounted on a vehicle and configured to take an image representing a view behind the vehicle; an image cutouter configured to cut out a second image, from a first image taken by the camera, based on a reference cutout position in the first image; and a display configured to display the second image cut out by the image cutouter. The image cutouter is configured to, when a display object in the first image is to move in a first direction due to change of an orientation of the vehicle, execute a processing in which a cutout position for the second image at a first time point is moved from the reference cutout position in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Ishii, Satoshi Fujisaki, Moriyu Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10901185
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an optical imaging system. The optical imaging system includes, sequentially along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens. Each of the first lens and the fourth lens may have a negative refractive power. Each of the second lens and the sixth lens may have a positive refractive power or a negative refractive power. An effective focal length f3 of the third lens and an effective focal length f5 of the fifth lens may satisfy: 0<f3/f5<0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Kaiyuan Zhang, Yuanlin Jia
  • Patent number: 10887498
    Abstract: An optical member driving mechanism for driving an optical member is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion, and a driving module. The movable portion can support the aforementioned optical member, and the driving module can drive the movable portion to rotate relative to the fixed portion around a rotating axis, wherein the rotating axis is different from the optical axis of the optical member. The driving module includes a first electromagnetic driving assembly and a second electromagnetic driving assembly, and the optical axis is disposed therebetween. The first electromagnetic driving assembly and the second electromagnetic driving assembly are disposed on a side of the movable portion, and are electrically independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Chen-Hsien Fan
  • Patent number: 10887608
    Abstract: A method for encoding a raw lenselet image includes a receiving phase, wherein at least a portion of a raw lenselet image is received, the image including a plurality of macro-pixels, each macro-pixel having pixels corresponding to a specific view angle for the same point of a scene, and an output phase, wherein a bitstream having at least a portion of an encoded lenselet image is outputted. The method has an image transform phase, wherein the pixels of said raw lenselet image are spatially displaced in a transformed multi-color image having a larger number of columns and rows with respect to the received raw lenselet image, wherein dummy pixels having undefined value are inserted into the raw lenselet image and wherein the displacement is performed so as to put the estimated center location of each macro-pixel onto integer pixel locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sisvel Technology S.R.L.
    Inventors: Yung-Hsuan Chao, Gene Cheung, Antonio Ortega
  • Patent number: 10877246
    Abstract: There is provided an optical imaging system includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. The first lens includes a convex object-side surface and a concave image-side surface. The second lens includes a concave object-side surface and a concave image-side surface. The third lens includes a concave object-side surface. The fourth lens includes a concave object-side surface. The fifth lens includes a concave object-side surface and a concave image-side surface. The first to fifth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side toward an imaging plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Joo Jo
  • Patent number: 10866345
    Abstract: To prevent the resin from oozing out during the lens molding due to the capillary action. A laminated lens structure according to the present disclosure includes: a plurality of lens structures including a substrate provided with an opening part, a lens inserted into the opening part to be fixed to the substrate, and a recessed part provided at an area in which a lateral face of the opening part and a surface of the substrate are intersected, and recessed more than the surface of the substrate. The lenses are arrayed in an optical axis direction by the substrates being joined. This configuration makes it possible to prevent the resin from oozing out during the lens molding due to the capillary action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yamamoto, Hiroyasu Matsugai, Kensaku Maeda, Tomoharu Ogita
  • Patent number: 10852510
    Abstract: Disclosed is a photographic optical lens system. The disclosed photographic optical lens system includes a stop, a lens group including at least one aspherical lens, and an image sensor configured to record an image transmitted through the lens group, wherein the photographic optical lens system satisfies the following Expression: 0.15?(DL1-L2)/OAL?0.4??<Expression> where DL1-L2 in Expression denotes a distance from a center of a first surface of a lens closest to an object (hereinafter, referred to as a first lens) to a center of a second surface of a second lens arranged directly next to the first lens, and OAL denotes a distance (a total length of the lens group) from the center of the first surface of the first lens to a center of a second surface of a lens arranged farthest from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ACE SOLUTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pil Sun Jung, Dong Young Kim, Chi Ho An
  • Patent number: 10845573
    Abstract: A three-piece compact optical lens system includes, in order from the object side to the image side: a flat panel assembly made of glass, a first lens element with a negative refractive power having an object-side surface being concave near an optical axis; a stop; a second lens element with a positive refractive power having an object-side surface being convex near the optical axis and an image-side surface being convex near the optical axis; and a third lens element with a positive refractive power. Such a system can not only effectively collect light at a large angle, receive a wider range of images and achieve identification effects within very short distances, but also can reduce the distance between an object and the three-piece compact optical lens system, reduce the volume effectively and maintain its miniaturization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEWMAX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ching-Yun Huang
  • Patent number: 10838199
    Abstract: A lens structure system with a lens structure and a multi-segmented transducer coupled to the lens structure. Each segment in the plurality of segments has a first conductor and a second conductor, wherein the first conductor and the second conductor are electrically coupled to the segment. The system also has circuitry for applying a voltage to selected segments in the plurality of segments with standing wave signals and traveling wave signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yunhong Li, David Patrick Magee, Stephen John Fedigan
  • Patent number: 10841487
    Abstract: Movement of a mobile computing device can be guided so that a current focal distance of a camera of the mobile computing device is within a focal distance range within which other mobile computing devices of a same model type captured images at a same location and in which the visual code was successfully detected. Movement of the mobile computing device can be guided so that a distance between prominent points within an image captured by the camera is within prominent points distance range calculated from a distance between the prominent points within each image captured by the other mobile computing devices. An exposure of the camera can be adjusted to be within a range of exposures at which the other mobile computing devices captured the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lucio Polese Cossio, Diogo Sperb Schneider, Leonardo Dias Marquezini
  • Patent number: 10834313
    Abstract: A system and method for generating high resolution images using a plenoptic camera having a main lens in front of an array of microlenses and an image sensor, characterized in that it comprises: capturing a first set of images in a first unexcited state of operation by using a birefringent medium disposed between a said main lens and an said array of microlenses, said unexcited state of said birefringent medium providing an ordinary ray to each pixel; causing said first unexcited state to become a second excited state by applying a voltage across said birefringent medium; capturing a second set of images in said second excited state, said excited state of said birefringent medium splitting the light from said main lens into an ordinary ray and an extraordinary ray, said extraordinary ray being shifted by a distance of one half-pixel from the ordinary ray on said image sensor; subtracting pixel value associated with said first set of images from at least two times the pixel value associated with said second se
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Nicolas Le Scouarnec, Arno Schubert, Valter Drazic