With Optics Peculiar To Solid-state Sensor Patents (Class 348/340)
  • Patent number: 11906705
    Abstract: There is provided an optical system including: a first lens having positive refractive power and having a convex object-side surface; a second lens having positive refractive power; a third lens having refractive power; a fourth lens having refractive power; a fifth lens having refractive power; a sixth lens having refractive power; and a seventh lens having negative refractive power and having a concave image-side surface, wherein the first to seventh lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side, whereby an aberration improvement effect may be increased and a high degree of resolution may be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Hwa Jung
  • Patent number: 11899222
    Abstract: The invention discloses an anti-shake camera module, an anti-shake photosensitive assembly, and manufacturing method thereof and an electronic device. The anti-shake photosensitive assembly includes a circuit board assembly, at least one driver, and at least one photosensitive element. The circuit board assembly provides at least one attachment surface. Each driver is correspondingly attached to each attachment surface of the circuit board assembly. Each photosensitive element is correspondingly arranged on each driver, and the driver is located between the photosensitive element and an attachment surface of the circuit board assembly, so that the corresponding photosensitive element is moved by the driver, thereby achieving the anti-shake function for the anti-shake photosensitive assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuhui Liu, Wangzhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 11892601
    Abstract: A camera optical lens includes, from an object side to an image side, a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a positive refractive power; a third lens; a fourth lens having a positive refractive power; and a fifth lens having a negative refractive power, and satisfies: 2.10?f1/f?4.00; 1.00?d4/d6?3.00; 0.20?d8/d9?0.90, and where f and f1 respectively denote focal lengths of the camera optical lens and the first lens; d4 denotes an on-axis distance between the second lens and the third lens; d6 denotes an on-axis distance between the third lens and the fourth lens; d8 denotes an on-axis distance between the fourth lens and the fifth lens; and d9 denotes an on-axis thickness of the fifth lens, thereby achieving good optical performance while satisfying design requirements for ultra-thinness, a wide angle and a large aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Changzhou Raytech Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xuqi Bian
  • Patent number: 11888006
    Abstract: An imaging device having a superior light-shielding property for a charge-holding section is provided. The imaging device includes: an Si {111} substrate extending along a horizontal plane; a photoelectric conversion section provided in the Si {111} substrate and generating charges corresponding to a light reception amount by photoelectric conversion; a charge-holding section provided in the Si {111} substrate and holding charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion section; and a light-shielding section including a horizontal light-shielding part positioned between the photoelectric conversion section and the charge-holding section in a thickness direction and extending along the horizontal plane and a vertical light-shielding part orthogonal thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Miyanami, Atsushi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 11874482
    Abstract: A camera module includes a lens holder having a hollow region; a first lens unit disposed in the hollow region and including at least one lens; a second lens unit disposed above the lens holder; a circuit board disposed under the lens holder; an adhesion unit disposed between a lower surface of the lens holder and an upper surface of the circuit board and configured to couple the lens holder and the circuit board to each other. The adhesion unit includes an opening and a portion of an internal space formed by a coupling of the circuit board and the lens holder is to be open to an outside through the opening of the adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hwan Park, Myoung Jin An, Dong Wook Park
  • Patent number: 11856281
    Abstract: The imaging device includes: a modulator configured to modulate a light intensity in accordance with a real pattern; an image sensor configured to create a sensor image in accordance with the modulated light; and a micro lens array including a plurality of micro lenses arranged to correspond to a plurality of pixels of the image sensor. The imaging device has a distribution property of a relative positional difference amount between a center position of a light receiver of each pixel of the plurality of pixels and a center position of each micro lens of the plurality of micro lenses of the micro lens array in a plane of the image sensor. This property has at least one point or more with a changing difference value of the difference amount between the adjacent pixels from a positive value to a negative value or from a negative value to a positive value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11838042
    Abstract: The present application discloses a protective film of electronic terminal configured to be attached to an electronic terminal mounted with a camera and protect a screen of the electronic terminal. The protective film of electronic terminal includes a protective film body and a shielding member. The protective film body is defined with an avoidance hole and an accommodating cavity. The avoidance hole is for avoiding the camera when the protective film body is attached to the electronic terminal and in communication with the accommodating cavity. The shielding member is movably arranged in the accommodating cavity for shielding or not shielding the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HONGJIANTOU TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhinan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11838655
    Abstract: An image acquiring method includes: providing a camera module of an electronic device including a lens assembly, a microlens matrix and an image sensor, the microlens matrix is movable between a first position and a second position, the microlens matrix is between the image sensor and the lens assembly in the first position to enable the camera module as a light field camera, and the microlens matrix is away from the image sensor and the lens assembly in the second position to enable the camera module as a conventional camera; in response to detecting that the microlens matrix is in the first position, acquiring a three-dimensional image of an object by the light field camera of the electronic device; and in response to detecting that the microlens matrix is in the second position, acquiring a two-dimensional image of the object by the conventional camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Wu
  • Patent number: 11831968
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first sensor unit that includes a plurality of first sensors arranged in the first direction which include a first sensor configured to receive a first image formed by light with a first wavelength, a second sensor unit that includes a plurality of second sensors arranged in the first direction which include a second sensor configured to receive a second image formed by light with a second wavelength, and a controller configured to control the first and second sensor units. The controller controls the plurality of first sensors under a first common exposure condition, and controls the plurality of second sensors in the second sensor unit under a second common exposure condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tsubasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11822063
    Abstract: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, a third lens group having a negative refractive power, and a fourth lens group. Zooming is performed by changing respective distances between the first and second lens groups, the second and third lens groups, and the third and fourth lens groups. The first lens group includes a negative lens disposed closest to the object, and a negative lens. Specified conditional expressions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Koida
  • Patent number: 11809067
    Abstract: An image capture device includes an image sensor and a heat controller. The image capture device includes a heat spreader that extends between the image sensor and the heat controller. The heat spreader dissipates heat from the image sensor to the heat controller. The image capture device includes an electronics unit spaced from the image sensor. The image capture device includes a compressive insulator that contacts the heat spreader and the electronics unit, and the compressible insulator thermally separates the electronics unit and the heat spreader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Ihab A. Ali
  • Patent number: 11792551
    Abstract: A stacked light receiving sensor according to one embodiment includes a first substrate in a first layer, a second substrate joined with the first substrate and formed in a second layer, and a third substrate joined with the second substrate and formed in a third layer. An analog circuit reads a pixel signal from a pixel array. A logic circuit is connected to the analog circuit and outputs the pixel signal. A processing section executes processing based on a neural network computing model, on data based on the pixel signal. The pixel array is disposed on the first layer. The analog circuit is disposed on any one or more of the first to third layers. The logic circuit, the processing section, and a memory are disposed on any one or more of the second and third layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Ryoji Eki
  • Patent number: 11785322
    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: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Glass Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: Ziv Attar
  • Patent number: 11759095
    Abstract: An image capturing assembly is provided and includes a fixture, a lens assembly, an image sensing device and a circuit board. The fixture includes a fixture body and at least one first contact. An accommodating space is formed on the fixture body. The at least one first contact is disposed on the fixture body. The lens assembly is engaged with the fixture body. The image sensing device is disposed inside the accommodating space. The image sensing device includes at least one second contact electrically connected to the at least one first contact. The circuit board includes a board body and at least one third contact. The board body is perpendicular to and affixed with the fixture body. The at least one third contact is disposed on the board body and electrically connected to the at least one first contact. Besides, a related endoscope is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ALTEK BIOTECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Te-Yu Chung
  • Patent number: 11737366
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus includes a first of a plurality of layers having a top layer, a bottom layer, and at least one intermediate layer having an electrical conductor layer, each of the top layer, the bottom layer, and the at least one intermediate layer is disposed in direct contact with a respective adjacent layer. A second of the plurality of layers is disposed in direct contact with the first plurality of layers such that the bottom layer of the second plurality of layers is disposed in direct contact with the top layer of the first plurality of layers. The first and second plurality of layers are productive of a piezoelectric voltage absent of an external current producing device and in response to being deformed, and are productive of a change in capacitance in response to being deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Karl E. Sprentall, Trevor Polidore, Robert Mone, Michael Lunt, William Kwan
  • Patent number: 11736786
    Abstract: A camera module including a housing, a lens barrel disposed in the housing and configured to accommodate at least one lens, a first substrate including an image sensor configured to receive light passing through the lens, and a second substrate including a through-portion configured to pass the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Chan Lee
  • Patent number: 11733480
    Abstract: A camera optical lens includes first to fifth lenses. The camera optical lens satisfies: 0.75?f1/f?0.95; ?4.50?f3/f??3.00; 2.00?(R5+R6)/(R5?R6)?8.00; 3.00?d7/d5?5.00; and ?12.00?R3/R4??2.50, where f denotes a focal length of the camera optical lens; f1 denotes a focal length of the first lens; f3 denotes a focal length of the third lens; R3 and R4 respectively denote curvature radiuses of an object side surface and an image side surface of the second lens; R5 and R6 respectively denote curvature radiuses of an object side surface and an image side surface of the third lens; and d5 and d7 respectively denote an on-axis thickness of the third lens and an on-axis thickness of the fourth lens. The camera optical lens can achieve good optical performance while satisfying design requirements for ultra-thin, wide-angle lenses having large apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: AAC Optics (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hongye Li
  • Patent number: 11714264
    Abstract: A photographing system 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, a fifth lens element, a sixth lens element and a seventh lens element with refractive power. The first lens element with positive refractive power has an object-side surface being convex in paraxial region. The second lens element with refractive power has an image-side surface being concave in paraxial region. The third, fourth and fifth lens elements all have refractive powers. The sixth lens element with refractive power has an image-side surface being concave in paraxial region, wherein the image-side surface has at least one convex shape in off-axis region, and both of two surfaces are aspheric. The seventh lens element with refractive power has an object-side surface being concave in paraxial region, and both of two surfaces are aspheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11711600
    Abstract: Provided is a meta-optical device including a meta-lens including a plurality of nano-structures, a band pass filter configured to transmit light of predetermined wavelengths within an operation wavelength band of the meta-lens, and a spacer layer provided between the meta-lens and the band pass filter to support the plurality of nano-structures and to form a separation distance between the meta-lens and the band pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seunghoon Han, Hyunsung Park, Hyeonsoo Park, Bongyong Jang
  • Patent number: 11711594
    Abstract: An image sensor device includes two or more image sensor arrays (or two or more regions of an image sensor array) and a low-power processor in a same package for capturing two or more images of an object, such as an eye of a user, using light in two or more wavelength bands, such as visible band, near-infrared band, and short-wave infrared band. The image sensor device includes one or more lens assemblies and/or a beam splitter for forming an image of the object on each of the two or more image sensor arrays. The image sensor device also includes one or more filters configured to select light from multiple wavelength bands for imaging by the respective image sensor arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jon Lasiter, Ravindra Vaman Shenoy, Ravishankar Sivalingam, Russell Gruhlke, Donald William Kidwell, Khurshid Syed Alam, Kebin Li
  • Patent number: 11703662
    Abstract: A five-piece optical lens system with a wide field of view includes, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens element with a negative refractive power, a stop, a second lens element with a positive refractive power, a third lens element with a negative refractive power, a fourth lens element with a positive refractive power, a fifth lens element with a negative refractive power, wherein a central thickness of the first lens element along an optical axis is CT1, a central thickness of the third lens element along the optical axis is CT3, a central thickness of the fourth lens element along the optical axis is CT4, a central thickness of the fifth lens element along the optical axis is CT5, satisfying the relations: 0.69<CT4/(CT1+CT3+CT5)<1.32, 1.83<(CT1+CT5)/CT3<4.06. Such a system has a wide field of view, high resolution, short length, less distortion taking into account lens production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: NEWMAX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Sheng Lee
  • Patent number: 11698460
    Abstract: A laser beam steering system is disclosed. The system includes a laser source which produces a pulsed laser light beam with a frequency comb spectrum, a metasurface configured to i) receive the pulsed laser, ii) generate a diffracted pulsed laser output at different frequencies with a beam at a center frequency normal to the metasurface, and iii) directing light at different frequencies onto different foci at a focal plane, light propagating from the focal plane leads to generation of one or more optical beams that are controlled in space and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignees: Purdue Research Foundation, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Amr Mohammad E. A. Shaltout, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Mark L. Brongersma
  • Patent number: 11689812
    Abstract: Disclosed is a camera system included in a vehicle. The camera system comprises: a camera provided to a vehicle so as to capture the surroundings of the vehicle; and a processor for identifying an object present near the vehicle on the basis of an image captured by the camera, wherein the camera comprises a wide-angle lens, and a plurality of optical sensors for capturing a region within the viewing angle of the wide-angle lens, the wide-angle lens being designed so that the number of optical sensors for capturing a region corresponding to a predetermined angle range, among a plurality of angle ranges formed by dividing the viewing angle into predetermined angles, differs from the number of optical sensors for capturing a region corresponding to a different angle range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeonghoon Seo, Sanggun Lee, Hyeongchan Seo, Taejung Yeo
  • Patent number: 11671711
    Abstract: Cameras with panoramic scanning range comprising a folded digital camera in which an optical path folding element (OPFE) that folds a first optical path from an object or scene into a second optical path substantially parallel with an optical axis of a lens of the folded camera, the OPFE being rotatable around the lens optical axis, and systems incorporating such cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Roy Fridman, Gil Bachar, Ruthy Katz, Itamar Zinger, Paz Ilan
  • Patent number: 11668900
    Abstract: A camera optical lens includes a first lens to a fifth lens. The camera optical lens satisfies 1.80?f1/f?3.50; 1.25?d7/d9?1.80; 0.40?f4/f?0.90; 3.50?R9/R10?7.50; and 1.00?R3/R4?2.00, where f denotes an total focal length of the camera optical lens, f1 denotes a focal length of the first lens, f4 denotes a focal length of a fourth lens, R3 denotes a curvature radius of an object side surface of a second lens, R4 denotes a curvature radius of an image side surface of the second lens, R9 denotes a curvature radius of an object side surface of the fifth lens, R10 denotes a curvature radius of an image side surface of the fifth lens, d7 denotes an on-axis thickness of the fourth lens, and d9 denotes an on-axis thickness of the fifth lens. The camera optical lens meets design requirements of a large aperture, a wide angle, and ultra-thinness while having good optical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AAC Optics (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11671690
    Abstract: A camera module of an embodiment may comprise: a first holder in which a filter is mounted; a lens barrel that is provided to be vertically movable in a first direction with respect to the first holder; a lens operating device that comprises a terminal and moves the lens barrel in the first direction; a first circuit board that is disposed under the first holder and on which an image sensor is mounted; a soldering portion for electrically connecting the terminal of the lens operating device to the first circuit board; and a coupling reinforcement portion that is disposed to face the soldering portion and couples the lens operating device and the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Chung, Sung Il Lee
  • Patent number: 11668862
    Abstract: A texture image acquiring device, a display device and a collimator are disclosed. The texture image acquiring device includes a collimator and an image sensor. The collimator includes a lens array, a first diaphragm layer, and a second diaphragm layer. The lens array allows light rays to be converged and incident on the first diaphragm layer. The first diaphragm layer allows light rays incident on the first diaphragm layer to pass through and be incident on the second diaphragm layer, and restricts an angle of light rays capable of passing through the first diaphragm layer. The second diaphragm layer allows light rays incident on the second diaphragm layer to pass through, and restricts an angle of light rays capable of passing through the second diaphragm layer. The image sensor senses light rays incident on the image sensor for acquiring a texture image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoquan Hai, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Lei Wang, Yingzi Wang, Xiandong Meng
  • Patent number: 11671726
    Abstract: Provided is a solid-state imaging device that includes a first substrate that has one principal surface on which a pixel portion in which pixels are arranged is formed, a second substrate which is bonded to a surface of the first substrate opposed to the one principal surface and in which an opening is provided in a partial region in a surface opposed to a bonding surface to the first substrate is provided. The solid-state imaging device further includes at least one sub-chip inside the opening so as not to protrude from the opening and in which a circuit having a predetermined function is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Ryoichi Nakamura, Hidenori Maeda
  • Patent number: 11669935
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: an image sensor for acquiring a pixel value of each of a plurality pixels; and a controller for acquiring a pattern image including the pixel value of each of the plurality of pixels and an exposure value representing an exposure time, generating a plurality of super resolution images based on pixels having the same exposure value among the plurality of pixels included in the pattern image, generating a motion map, which represents a motion of an object based on a ratio of exposure values of pixels at a selected position among a plurality of pixels included in the plurality of super resolution images and a ratio of pixel values of the pixels at the selected position, and generating a target image according to a weighted sum of the plurality of super resolution images and the motion map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Dong Ik Kim
  • Patent number: 11656538
    Abstract: Systems comprising a folded camera that includes a lens module with a native aperture, the lens module having a height HM, an adaptive aperture located between the native aperture and an optical path folding element, and an adaptive aperture forming mechanism for forming the adaptive aperture, wherein the adaptive aperture forming mechanism has a height HAA not larger than HM, and methods of using same. In various embodiments, the adaptive aperture forming mechanism includes an actuator and at least one pair of blades operative to be moved by the actuator to a plurality of positions to form the adaptive aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Noy Cohen, Ephraim Goldenberg, Michael Scherer
  • Patent number: 11656533
    Abstract: An optical system includes a first lens group, a second lens group, and a lens drive device. The first lens group and the second lens group satisfy conditional expressions (1) to (5) below: -6.0<f/f2<?2.0??(1) ih/f<0.4??(2) 0.7<TTL/f<1.0??(3) 1.6<Fno<7.0??(4) De2<De1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Sharp Sensing Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Iida, Yoshihito Ishizue
  • Patent number: 11652118
    Abstract: An image sensing device is disclosed. The image sensor includes a stacked air grid including a plurality of air layers that is physically isolated from each other and then stacked, and a color filter disposed at one side of the stacked air grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventor: Yun Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 11653204
    Abstract: Various aspects include a continuous authentication system for a storage system. The continuous authentication system includes a host having an encryption unit. The continuous authentication system includes a storage device having a decryption unit. The continuous authentication system includes a first physical connection between the host and the storage device. The first physical connection may be configured to transfer I/Os. The continuous authentication system may include a second physical connection between the host and the storage device. The encryption unit may be configured to encrypt a continuous authentication signal. The host may be configured to transmit the continuous authentication signal through the second physical connection. The storage device may be configured to receive the continuous authentication signal through the second physical connection. The decryption unit may be configured to decrypt the continuous authentication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Pyeongwoo Lee, Young deok Kim, Sumanth Jannyavula Venkata
  • Patent number: 11651498
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that has a processing system including a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, including downsampling a full point cloud to obtain a downsampled point cloud, wherein the downsampling reduces a data size of the full point cloud; and using a machine-learning model to assign labels for segmentation and object identification to points in the downsampled point cloud, wherein the machine-learning model is trained on the full point cloud. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bo Han, Cheuk Yiu Ip, Eric Zavesky, Huanle Zhang
  • Patent number: 11644642
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens sequentially disposed in ascending numerical order along an optical axis of the optical imaging system from an object side of the optical imaging system toward an imaging surface of an image sensor, wherein a conditional expression f/f2+f/f3<?0.4 is satisfied, where f is a focal length of the optical imaging system, f2 is a focal length of the second lens, and f3 is a focal length of the third lens, and a conditional expression TTL/(2*IMG HT)<0.69 is satisfied, where TTL is a distance along the optical axis from an object-side surface of the first lens to the imaging surface of the image sensor, and IMG HT is one-half of a diagonal length of the imaging surface of the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyuk Huh, Jae Hyun Baik, Yong Joo Jo
  • Patent number: 11605660
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a pixel unit having a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the pixel unit includes first pixel groups having two or more pixels and second pixel groups being different from the first pixel groups, wherein a portion of the pixels in the first pixel groups and a portion of the pixels in the second pixel groups share a floating diffusion element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Ishiwata, Sanghoon Ha
  • Patent number: 11601624
    Abstract: A backside illumination image sensor that includes a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a read circuit formed on a front surface side of the semiconductor substrate, and captures an image by outputting, via the read circuit, electrical signals generated as incident light having reached a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate is received at the photoelectric conversion elements includes: a light shielding film formed on a side where incident light enters the photoelectric conversion elements, with an opening formed therein in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element; and an on-chip lens formed at a position set apart from the light shielding film by a predetermined distance in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element. The light shielding film and an exit pupil plane of the image forming optical system achieve a conjugate relation to each other with regard to the on-chip lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Kusaka
  • Patent number: 11595551
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a camera module capable of achieving a smaller height, a method of manufacturing a camera module, an imaging apparatus, and an electronic apparatus. An imaging device having its imaging surface bonded to a provisional substrate is attached, and the imaging device in that state is joined to a substrate via an electrode having a TSV structure. After the provisional substrate is detached, an IR cut filter (IRCF) on which a light blocking film is printed or jet-dispensed in a region other than the effective pixel region is bonded to the imaging surface via a transparent resin. Because of this, there is no need to provide any sealing glass in the stage before the imaging surface, and the optical length of the lens can be shortened. Thus, a smaller height can be achieved. The present disclosure can be applied to camera modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiaki Iwafuchi
  • Patent number: 11586014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a camera optical lens comprising, from an object side to an image side in sequence: a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a negative refractive power; a third lens having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens having a negative refractive power; the camera optical lens satisfies: ?0.40?(R1+R2)/(R1?R2)??0.20; 1.50?(R3+R4)/(R3?R4)?2.00; 1.20?(R5+R6)/(R5?R6)?1.80; and 1.52?d3/d2?1.80; where, R1 and R2 denote central curvature radii of object and image side surfaces of the first lens respectively; R3 and R4 denote central curvature radii of object and image side surfaces of the second lens respectively; R5 and R6 denote central curvature radii of object side surface and image side surface of the third lens respectively; d2 denotes an on-axis distance from image side surface of first lens to object side surface of second lens L2; and d3 denotes an on-axis thickness of the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Raytech Optical (Changzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chenxiyang Chen, Wen Sun, Hiroyuki Teraoka
  • Patent number: 11555985
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens may include a first, a second, a third, a fourth, a fifth and a sixth lens elements positioned in an order from an object side to an image side. The optical imaging lens may satisfy AAG/(T3+T6)?2.500, wherein a sum of five air gaps from the first lens element to the sixth lens element along the optical axis is represented by AAG, a thickness of the third lens element along the optical axis is represented by T3, and a thickness of the sixth lens element along the optical axis is represented by T6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung Chien Hsieh, Wenbin Lin, Xinming Liu
  • Patent number: 11555979
    Abstract: A lens driving device which is small in size and good in focus adjustment and hand-shake correction disclosed, including: a housing, including a fixing base having a circuit substrate and a cover forming a receiving space; a spring piece connecting a lens module and a supporting frame; a supporting component for supporting the supporting frame and a second supporting frame in the housing; a first magnet steel, mounted and fixed on the supporting frame; a first drive coil, mounted on the lens module to enable a movement in an optical axis direction under an electromagnetic action; and a second drive coil, disposed on the fixing bases, and oppositely disposed near a horizontal plane of a gravity center of the lens module above a second magnet steel so that the second magnet steel mounted on the supporting frame moves along a direction orthogonal to the optical axis under the electromagnetic action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shikama Kazuo
  • Patent number: 11552113
    Abstract: A moiré pattern imaging device includes a light-transmitting film and an optical sensor. The light-transmitting film includes a plurality of microlenses, and a light-incident surface and a light-exit surface opposite to each other. The plurality of microlenses are disposed on the light-incident surface, the light-exit surface or a combination thereof, and the plurality of microlenses are arranged in two dimensions to form a microlens array. The optical sensor includes a photosurface. The photosurface faces the light-exit surface of the light-transmitting film, the photosurface is provided with a plurality of pixels, and the plurality of pixels are arranged in two dimensions to form a pixel array. The microlens array and the pixel array correspondingly form a moiré pattern effect to produce an imaging magnification effect, and the photosurface of the optical sensor senses light and forms a moiré pattern magnification image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: inFilm Optoelectronic Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Hsiung Lin, Shih-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 11552122
    Abstract: An image sensor includes unit pixels of a first pixel group sharing a first floating diffusion region and associated with a single color filter, and unit pixels of a second pixel group sharing a second floating diffusion region and associated with the single color filter. Control logic may generate an image by obtaining capacitance having a first value from the first floating diffusion region at a first time, and obtaining capacitance having a second value different from the first value from the second floating diffusion region at a second time following the first time. The first pixel group and the second pixel s group have different sensitivity levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Munhwan Kim, Youngsun Oh
  • Patent number: 11543705
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device comprises a first substrate, a second substrate opposed to the first substrate and including a first organic film, a first convex portion extending in a first direction, a second convex portion extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction, and a third convex portion aligned with the first convex portion in the second direction and extending in the first direction, and a sealing member located in a second area around a first area in which an image is displayed, wherein the first convex portion, the second convex portion and the third convex portion are located between the first organic film and the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Tomokazu Ishikawa, Masaru Nakakomi
  • Patent number: 11546528
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing method for easily viewing images obtained by imaging multiple components at a time, the method including image capturing processing of capturing each component holding state relating to multiple suction nozzles mounted on a mounting head as one image, image dividing processing of dividing a region relating to a predetermined component holding state for image data of the multiple component holding states obtained by the image capturing processing, direction conversion processing of converting a direction of the component holding state for divided image data divided by the image dividing processing, and display processing of displaying an image based on the divided image data subjected to the direction conversion processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Amano, Yuta Yokoi
  • Patent number: 11543631
    Abstract: Provided is a camera optical lens including first to fifth lenses arranged from an object side to an image side. The camera optical lens satisfies following conditions: 0.95?f2/f?2.00; ?2.80?f3/f??1.50; 4.12?(R1+R2)/(R1?R2)?26.82; 3.20?R7/R8?6.00; and 1.80?d3/d5?3.50, where f, f2, and f3 respectively denote focal lengths of the camera optical lens, the second lens, and the third lens; R1 and R2 denote curvature radiuses of an object side surface and an image side surface of the first lens; R7 and R8 denote curvature radiuses of an object side surface and an image side surface of the fourth lens; d3 and d5 denote on-axis thicknesses of the second lens and the third lens. The camera optical lens has high optical performance while satisfying design requirements for ultra-thin, wide-angle lenses having large apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AAC Optics (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Haichao Peng
  • Patent number: 11539906
    Abstract: Technologies relating to CMOS image sensors with integrated Resistive Random-Access Memory (RRAMs) units that provide energy efficient analog storage, ultra-high speed analog storage, and in-memory computing functions are disclosed. An example CMOS image sensor with integrated RRAM crossbar array circuit includes a CMOS image sensor having multiple pixels configured to receive image signals; a column decoder configured to select the pixels in columns to read out; a row decoder configured to select the pixels in rows to read out; an amplifier configured to amplify first signals received from the CMOS image sensor; a multiplexer configured to sequentially or serially read out second signals received from the amplifier; and a first RRAM crossbar array circuit configured to store third signals received from the multiplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: TetraMem Inc.
    Inventors: Wenbo Yin, Ning Ge
  • Patent number: 11528397
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes an holding barrel configured to hold a lens, movable relative to a fixed barrel in an optical axis direction, and configured to form a retracted state having an overall length of the lens apparatus smaller than when the lens apparatus is in an imaging state, an operating member configured to switch between a lock state that locks the holding barrel and an unlock state that unlocks the holding barrel, a state detector configured to detect a state of the holding barrel relative to the fixed barrel in the optical axis direction, a lock detector configured to detect whether the operating member is in the lock state or the unlock state, and an output unit configured to output detection results by the state detector and the lock detector, or information on whether imaging is available according to the detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11527453
    Abstract: To prevent deterioration of light incident/emission environment in a semiconductor device in which a transmissive material is laminated on an optical element forming surface via an adhesive. The semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element manufactured by chip size packaging, a transmissive material which is bonded with an adhesive to cover an optical element forming surface of the semiconductor element, and a side surface protective resin which covers an entire side surface where a layer structure of the semiconductor element and the transmissive material is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiichirou Kishida
  • Patent number: RE49789
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an optical imaging lens assembly. The optical imaging lens assembly includes, sequentially from an object side to an image side along an optical axis, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens. The first lens has a positive refractive power and a convex object-side surface. The second lens has a negative refractive power. The third lens has a positive refractive power. Each of the fourth lens and the fifth lens has a positive refractive power or a negative refractive power. The sixth lens has a positive refractive power. The seventh lens has a negative refractive power, a concave object-side surface and a concave image-side surface. A combined focal length f12 of the first and second lenses and a combined focal length f34 of the third and fourth lenses satisfy:|f12/f34|?0.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zhejiang Sunny Optical Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Biao Xu, Kaiyuan Zhang, Jianke Wenren