For Internal Camera Components Patents (Class 348/374)
  • Patent number: 10972645
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a dual camera module including: a first camera module having a first optical axis; a second camera module having a second optical axis aligned with respect to the first optical axis and a second extension part extending in a direction crossing the second optical axis; a fixing member having a first accommodation part accommodating the first camera module, a second accommodation part accommodating the second camera module, and a second fixing part coupled to the second extension part; and a second adhesive part connecting the second extension part with the second fixing part to fix the second camera module to the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: Furonteer Inc, Sang Shin BAE
    Inventor: Sang Shin Bae
  • Patent number: 10965855
    Abstract: A lens module includes a first circuit board, a second circuit board, an image sensor, a signal line, a mounting bracket, a filter, and a lens unit. The first circuit board defines a first through hole. The second circuit board is coupled to the first circuit board. The second circuit board defines a second through hole aligned with the first through hole. A width of the first through hole is larger than a width of the second through hole. The image sensor is received in the second through hole. The signal line couples the image sensor to the second circuit board. The mounting bracket is disposed on a side of the first circuit board facing away from the second circuit board. The filter is disposed on the mounting bracket. The lens unit is disposed on the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-Wen Chen, Long-Fei Zhang, Kun Li, Xiao-Mei Ma
  • Patent number: 10965851
    Abstract: A camera device includes a lens assembly, a driver, and a photosensitive assembly. The driver drives the lens assembly. The photosensitive assembly is mounted to the lens assembly. The photosensitive assembly includes a filter, a photosensitive chip, a first circuit board, and a second circuit board. The first circuit board defines a first through hole. The photosensitive chip is received in the first through hole. The filter is fixed to a side of the first circuit board and covers the first through hole. The second circuit board is fixed to a side of the first circuit board facing away from the filter and is electrically coupled to the first circuit board. The photosensitive chip is electrically coupled to the second circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-Wen Chen, Long-Fei Zhang, Kun Li, Xiao-Mei Ma
  • Patent number: 10958845
    Abstract: Examples are presented herein that relate to rotation of a sensor assembly relative to a housing of a camera system. One example provides a camera system coupled to a display device, the camera system comprising a housing, a sensor assembly arranged within the housing and rotatable with respect to the housing, the sensor assembly comprising an image sensor configured to obtain image data for display by the display device, and a manual rotation mechanism coupled to the sensor assembly, the manual rotation mechanism configured to be manually actuated from outside the housing to rotate the sensor assembly with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Cameron Dearsley, Kae-Ling Jacquline Gurr
  • Patent number: 10958813
    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: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Ho Chung, Sung Il Lee
  • Patent number: 10948737
    Abstract: An optical unit with shake correction function capable of reducing a weight of a rotation member to be rotated in rolling correction. An optical unit with shake correction function includes: a movable member; a swing supporting mechanism supporting the movable member such that the movable member is able to swing; and a fixation member supporting the movable member via the swing supporting mechanism. The movable member includes: an imaging module; a rotation seat supporting the imaging module; a rotation supporting mechanism supporting the rotation seat such that the rotation seat is able to rotate on an optical axis of the imaging module; a supporting member supporting the rotation seat via the rotation supporting mechanism; and a rolling magnetic driving mechanism causing the rotation seat to rotate. The imaging module and the rotation seat configure the rotation member to be rotated by the rolling magnetic driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Minamisawa, Takeshi Sue, Masato Gomyo
  • Patent number: 10943894
    Abstract: The optical device includes a photoelectric conversion block including a photoelectric conversion chip configured to include photoelectric conversion elements arranged in a matrix and a first sealing member configured to cover side faces of the photoelectric conversion chip to expose the photoelectric conversion chip and a lens block including a lens and a second sealing member configured to cover side faces of the lens to expose one surface and an other surface of the lens. In the lens block, the one surface of the lens and the second sealing member forms a recessed portion, at least a part of a bottom surface of the recessed portion being formed by the one surface of the lens, a sidewall of the recessed portion being formed by the second sealing member, and the recessed portion being arranged such that the photoelectric conversion chip exposed from the first sealing member is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiaki Fukunaka, Koji Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10935750
    Abstract: A voice coil motor of reduced thickness includes a pedestal and a housing. The side walls of the pedestal are formed with a metal sheet. The housing includes top and side plates, the side plates perpendicularly extending from an edge of the top plate. The side plate is notched, the housing covers the pedestal, and the at least one notch exposes a portion of the metal sheet for purposes of attachment between fixation area the housing and the pedestal fixation area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Long-Fei Zhang, Shin-Wen Chen, Xiao-Mei Ma, Kun Li
  • Patent number: 10913401
    Abstract: A vehicular camera module includes a camera having a CMOS image sensor and a lens. The image sensor is disposed at a first printed circuit board, and circuitry of a second printed circuit board is in board-to-board electrical connection with circuitry of the first printed circuit board. Board-to-board electrical connection between the first and second printed circuit boards is via a multi-wire ribbon connection. A housing houses the first and second printed circuit boards. The housing is configured for mounting at a vehicle and, with the vehicular camera module mounted at the vehicle, the camera has a field of view external of the vehicle. With the vehicular camera module mounted at the vehicle and responsive at least in part to processing by an image processor of image data captured by the image sensor, an object in the field of view of the camera is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Bingle, Joseph Camilleri, Peter J. Whitehead, Kenneth Schofield
  • Patent number: 10911655
    Abstract: One embodiment of a camera module may comprise: a lens barrel provided with at least one lens; a holder to which the lens barrel is coupled; a printed circuit board coupled on the bottom of the holder to face the lens; an adhering portion coupling the holder and the printed circuit board; an opening portion opening a portion of a first space formed through the coupling of the printed circuit board and the holder; and a housing coupled with the holder, wherein a second space separated from the first space may be formed through the coupling of the holder and the housing, and the opening portion may communicate the first space with the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Myoung Jin An
  • Patent number: 10890829
    Abstract: A movable object includes a photographing device, a support member supporting the photographing device, and a propulsion system configured to propel the movable object. The photographing device includes an image sensor, a housing accommodating the image sensor, a heat conductor configured to transmit heat generated by the image sensor to the housing, and a heat radiator provided on an outer surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Koyama
  • Patent number: 10884321
    Abstract: Folded cameras comprising a movable lens having a lens optical axis and positioned in an optical path between an optical path folding element (OPFE) and an image sensor, wherein the OPFE folds light from a first direction to a second direction, the second direction being substantially along the lens optical axis, and an actuator for controlled lens movement, the actuator including or being attached to a shield partially surrounding the lens, the shield having an opening positioned and dimensioned to enable installation of the lens into the shield from an insertion direction substantially parallel to the first direction. A folded camera disclosed herein may be included together with an upright camera in a dual-camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Jerby, Itay Yedid, Gal Avivi, Ephraim Goldenberg, Gil Bachar, Gal Shabtay
  • Patent number: 10887493
    Abstract: A camera assembly includes a housing and a transparent dome, and it is configured to receive at least one camera head arranged in the housing, inside the transparent dome. The housing comprises a cooling arrangement having a heat dissipation portion arranged within the housing and extending through the dome, and the heat dissipation portion is made from a material configured to transfer heat efficiently. Furthermore, the cooling arrangement comprises a channel for airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Stefan Collryd, Andreas Hertzman, Malte Bokvist
  • Patent number: 10866382
    Abstract: A miniature camera having an image sensor; an actuator which includes conductive components capable of conducting a pulse width modulation drive signal for driving the actuator; and a screening component located between the conductive components of the actuator and the image sensor, the screening component being electrically isolated from the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited
    Inventors: James Howarth, Andrew Benjamin David Brown, Igor Gotlibovych, Robin Eddington, Ian Edward Charles Rogers, Nicholas Henry Reddall
  • Patent number: 10866430
    Abstract: An optical image stabilizing (OIS) module and a camera module are provided. The OIS module includes a driving holder provided on a bottom surface of a housing, a driving frame comprising a reflection member and supported on an inner wall of the driving holder, a driving part configured to provide a driving force to move the driving holder and the driving frame, wherein the driving holder is configured to move in one or more of a linear direction and a rotational direction on the bottom surface of the housing to move the reflection member in a first axial direction, perpendicular to an optical axis, and the driving frame is configured to move in one or more of the linear direction and the rotational direction on the inner wall of the driving holder to move the reflection member in a second axial direction, perpendicular to the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Kyung Kim, Nam Ki Park, Ta Kyoung Lee, Bong Won Jeong, Young Bok Yoon
  • Patent number: 10863624
    Abstract: A camera module with reduced light leakage includes a printed circuit board and a mounting bracket mounted on the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes a first surface and at least one side surface perpendicularly connected to the first surface. A step is defined at the printed circuit board. The step passes through the first surface and at least one side surface. A flange is defined on the mounting bracket. The flange is received and fixed in the step and this structure places less reliance on the strength and opacity of the particular adhesive used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Jing-Wei Li, Shin-Wen Chen, Yu-Shuai Li, Jian-Chao Song
  • Patent number: 10834245
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a receiver and camera assembly configured to be mounted in a mobile terminal, comprising a receiver, a camera, and a sensor assembly, the receiver having a light signal passage, the camera being aligned with the light signal passage, the camera comprising a base and a camera lens, the base having a mounting surface facing the light signal passage, and the camera lens and the sensor assembly being mounted to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10824050
    Abstract: Actuators are used to move a variety of objects to desired positions. It is generally desirable that they can do this quickly without exhibiting overshoot or ringing. Some actuators are required to respond very quickly and examples of these are voice coil drivers used to move lenses in autofocus cameras provided in everyday devices such as smart phones and tablets. A rapid two step controller scheme had already been disclosed by Analog Devices Inc. While the scheme works well, it can only be used reliably if the resonant frequency of the actuator is known to within 2 or 3%. The inventors have discovered that the resonant frequency of an actuator unexpectedly changes as a function of position. This disclosure provides ways of modifying the control scheme to cope with changes in resonant frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Javier Calpe Maravilla, Eoin E. English, Rafael Mahiques, Jose Carlos Canada, Maria Jose Martinez
  • Patent number: 10827606
    Abstract: A lens module includes a circuit board, a photosensitive chip, a mounting bracket, a filter, a lens base, and a lens. The circuit board defines a first through hole. The photosensitive chip is mounted within the first through hole. Gold fingers are mounted on the circuit board surrounding the photosensitive chip. Metal wires are mounted on a periphery of the photosensitive chip. Each of the metal wires is coupled to a corresponding one of the gold fingers. The metal wires are encapsulated by a colloid so that the metal wires do not contact each other. The mounting bracket is mounted on the circuit board. The filter is mounted on the mounting bracket and aligned with the photosensitive chip. The lens base is mounted on the mounting bracket. The lens is mounted within the lens base and aligned with the photosensitive chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Shin-Wen Chen, Long-Fei Zhang, Ke-Hua Fan, Kun Li
  • Patent number: 10818814
    Abstract: The present invention provides a portable electronic device, an image-capturing module thereof and a carrier assembly thereof. The image-capturing module includes a circuit substrate, an image-sensing chip, at least one electronic component, a dispensing package, and a lens assembly. The circuit substrate has a top surface and a bottom surface. The image-sensing chip is electrically connected to the circuit substrate, and the image-sensing chip has an image-sensing area. The at least one electronic component is disposed on the bottom surface of the circuit substrate and electrically connected to the circuit substrate. The dispensing package is disposed on the bottom surface of the circuit substrate to cover the at least one electronic component. The lens assembly includes a holder structure disposed on the top surface of the circuit substrate and a lens structure being held by the holder structure and corresponding to the image-sensing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AZUREWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tseng-Chieh Lee, Kung-An Lin
  • Patent number: 10817032
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a display panel and a camera. The display panel includes an accommodation portion. The accommodation portion is at an edge of the display panel and in a non-display region of the display panel. The camera is in the accommodating portion. The camera collects ambient light transmitted through the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Yu, Zhihu Wang
  • Patent number: 10800347
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a holder of a vehicle-mounted camera, a manufacturing method and a mounting method. The holder of the vehicle-mounted comprises: an aligning part, a position of which is determined based on a position of a lens of the camera such that the lens is centered in the opening; and a fastener for fixing the holder of the vehicle-mounted camera to the body. The position of the aligning part is determined based on the position of the lens of the vehicle-mounted camera, thereby ensuring that the lens of the camera assembly is evenly spaced apart relative to the opening of the body of the vehicle, and improving aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO INTERIOR CONTROLS (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD
    Inventors: Wang Haidong, Colin Hehir
  • Patent number: 10773659
    Abstract: An electronic component mounting member, comprising: a flexible substrate, having flexibility, for connecting with another member, comprising: a main unit portion on which electronic components are mounted, and an extending portion, formed extending from the main unit portion, and having a terminal for connecting to another member; and a bending suppressing member disposed in the vicinity of a boundary line between the main unit portion and the extending portion, wherein: the flexible substrate has a cutout formed in the vicinity of the boundary line, and is connected to the other member in a state wherein the boundary line is bent. This enables provision of an electronic component mounting member for vehicle mounting, or the like, for preventing the occurrence of, for example, cracking of solder of electronic components that are mounted, even when using a flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nidec Copal Corporation
    Inventor: Yuta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10768412
    Abstract: A device for an optical sensor for a motor vehicle and a corresponding driver-assistance system are disclosed. The optical sensor includes an optic. The device includes a housing that is mounted so as to be able to rotate around an axis of rotation and that has a compartment that is configured to accommodate the optical sensor, and an optical element that is securely fastened to the housing. The optical element has at least one planar surface that is configured to be placed in the field of view of the optical sensor. The device also includes and an actuator that is coupled to the housing in order to drive the housing and the optical element to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Marcel Trebouet, Frédéric Bretagnol, Giuseppe Grasso, Frederic Gossele, Denis Garnier, Nicolas Pinchon
  • Patent number: 10766431
    Abstract: Provided is an imaging apparatus (10) including an imaging optical system (20), an image sensor (31), one or more circuit boards including at least one of the image sensor and an electronic component mounted thereon, a housing (11) including an opening that exposes the imaging optical system to a subject and supporting the imaging optical system, the image sensor, and the one or more circuit boards, a signal terminals (41) that transmit an image signal of the subject image captured by the image sensor to an outside of the housing, and a heat transfer unit (44) having heat conductivity connected to the plurality of terminals, the heat transfer unit that transfers heat generated from at least one of the image sensor and the electronic component to the plurality of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasushi Koshiba, Hiroshi Okada, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10750074
    Abstract: A camera module includes a lens, a photosensitive chip and an electrical holder. The electrical holder has an integrated circuit that the electrical holder serves as an integration of a base and a PCB in a conventional camera module, wherein the electrical holder not only forms an assembling unit for connecting a motor and an optical lens but also forms an electrical connection unit for electrically connecting to the motor, a photosensitive chip and a flexible circuit board with each other, so as to minimize an overall size of the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Nan Guo, Feifan Chen, Bojie Zhao, Bo Peng, Zhen Huang
  • Patent number: 10735637
    Abstract: A camera module and array camera module with circuit board unit and photosensitive unit and manufacturing method thereof is provided. The array camera module comprises two or more camera lenses and a circuit unit. The circuit unit comprises a circuit board portion for electrically connecting two or more photosensitive sensors of the array camera module, and a conjoined encapsulation portion integrally encapsulated on the circuit board portion. The camera lenses are respectively arranged along the photosensitive paths of the photosensitive sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Bojie Zhao, Takehiko Tanaka, Feifan Chen, Qimin Mei, Liang Ding, Heng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10721379
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of separating and dissipating heat generated by a plurality of heat sources. The electronic apparatus includes a main circuit board and an image pickup device unit, as heat sources. A first duct unit is disposed between the main circuit board and the image pickup device unit, and dissipates heat from the image pickup device unit to an outside. A second duct unit is disposed at a position where the second duct unit and the first duct unit sandwich the main circuit board, and dissipates heat from the main circuit board to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuo Yamamoto, Hayato Mano, Yuta Nakamura, Futoshi Iinuma, Hiroshi Yano
  • Patent number: 10714638
    Abstract: Optoelectronic modules, such as imaging cameras, proximity sensors, range cameras, structured-light/pattern generators, and image projectors, and methods for their manufacture, are disclosed. The optoelectronic modules exhibit particularly small dimensions. The optoelectronic modules include an optical assembly, an intermediate substrate, and a base substrate. The optical assembly includes a flange portion. An adhesive layer between the flange portion and the intermediate substrate, and an additional adhesive layer between the intermediate substrate and the base can be substantially non-transmissive to light and can resist dimensional changes dues to moisture absorption, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae Yong Ahn, Sai Mun Chan, Kyu Won Hwang
  • Patent number: 10701255
    Abstract: A photographing module and electric bracket thereof. The electric bracket can be made into any shape, having not only a function of a traditional base that supports a motor, but also serving to dispose a circuit, so as to ensure stability and security of a circuit of the photographing module. The electric bracket can also integrate therein a drive coil or an EMI shielding conductive layer, so as to reduce a material loss and manufacturing cost, while increasing reliability of shielding protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Baozhong Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Zhen Huang, Heng Jiang
  • Patent number: 10691395
    Abstract: A display apparatus for position detection and separation of a plurality of display panels, and a control method thereof. A display apparatus includes a cabinet, a plurality of display panels disposed in a first direction of the cabinet, an indicator disposed in a second direction opposite to the first direction, a communicator configured to receive an external signal for detecting positions of the plurality of display panels, and a controller configured to control the indicator corresponding to the display panel which becomes a position detection target to be turned-on based on the external signal received by the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Byeong Cheol Hyeon
  • Patent number: 10681255
    Abstract: A holder for a camera module includes first and second surfaces, an optical filter receiving groove is recessed from the first surface to the second surface to form a step portion and a glue receiving portions extend from angled abutments of the step portion. A sensor receiving groove is recessed from the second surface to the first surface, and the sensor receiving groove communicates with the optical filter receiving groove. At least one escape passage is defined in the holder, the at least one escape passage communicates with the optical filter receiving groove and the sensor receiving groove. The at least one escape passage abuts the glue receiving portions and provides an escape path for captured moisture and gases expanding or shrinking because of temperature variations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Jie Ding, Shin-Wen Chen, Jing-Wei Li, Jian-Chao Song
  • Patent number: 10680026
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device, a solid-state image pickup element, an image pickup device, and an electronic apparatus that are enabled to reduce restrictions on materials and restrictions on device configuration. A CSP imager and a mounting substrate are connected together with a connection portion other than a solder ball. With such a configuration, restrictions on materials and restrictions on device configuration are reduced, which has conventionally occurred because it is limited to a configuration in which solder balls are used for connection. The present disclosure can be applied to image pickup devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Masuda, Minoru Ishida
  • Patent number: 10676040
    Abstract: An onboard electronic device cover configured to be engageably secured to a base member, which is to be fixed to a window glass of a vehicle, to cover an electronic device which is to be held on an installation part, includes: a mutual engaging mechanism capable of mutually engaging the onboard electronic device cover with the base member. The mutual engaging mechanism includes: an engaging part provided to one of the base member and the cover; an engaged part provided to the other of the base member and the cover and capable of engaging with the engaging part; and an urging member configured to urge the engaging part toward the engaged part. When the cover is pushed toward the window glass, the engaging part engages with the engaged part with being urged in a direction following a surface of the window glass by the urging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Hajime Naoi
  • Patent number: 10670835
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of optical lenses and discloses a lens module, including a lens barrel, a first lens, a second lens and a third lens, which are accommodated in the lens barrel and are sequentially stacked from an object side to an image side. The first lens includes a first optical portion and a first connection portion surrounding the first optical portion. An image side surface of the first connection portion includes a first planar surface, a first engaging oblique surface extending from the first planar surface in a direction facing towards an optical axis, and a second planar surface extending from the first engaging oblique surface in the direction facing towards the optical axis. The lens module provided by the present disclosure can improve the matching accuracy between the lenses and the lens barrel, and thus guarantees the performance of the lens module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10666880
    Abstract: An infrared camera assembly for a vehicle. The assembly includes: a vehicle component having a front surface; a shutterless far-infrared (FIR) camera mounted within the vehicle component, wherein the shutterless FIR camera is utilized to output at least one thermal video stream processed by the autonomous vehicle system; and a protective window disposed on at least a portion of the front surface of the vehicle component, where the protective window is positioned to be aligned with a lens of the FIR camera, so as to allow the shutterless FIR camera to capture images therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Adasky, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oleg Kuybeda, Vitaly Kuperman
  • Patent number: 10666843
    Abstract: An imaging chip packaging structure includes a circuit substrate, an imaging chip, and a pedestal. The circuit substrate has a first through hole extending through the circuit substrate. The imaging chip comprises a photosensitive area, and the first through hole through the substrate exposes the photosensitive area. The pedestal is integrated with the circuit substrate. The pedestal is formed on a first surface of the circuit substrate and comprises a second through hole on an optical path of the light reaching the imaging chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Kun Li, Shin-Wen Chen, Long-Fei Zhang, Xiao-Mei Ma
  • Patent number: 10658414
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image capturing module and a portable electronic device, including a circuit substrate, an image sensing chip, a filter element, and a lens assembly. The upper surface of the circuit substrate includes a chip placing area, a first solder area, and a second solder area. The upper surface of the image sensing chip includes an image sensing area, a carrier area, a first conductive area, and a second conductive area, and the carrier area surrounds the image sensing area. The lower surface of the filter element has a light transmitting area and a connecting area surrounding the light transmitting area. The first conductive area and the second conductive area of the image sensing chip are electrically and respectively connected to the first solder area and the second solder area of the circuit substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AZUREWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Chuan Jin
  • Patent number: 10659697
    Abstract: A portable electronic device including a housing, a retractable antenna rod, and a camera. The housing includes an opening on a side of the housing and a longitudinal axis. The retractable antenna rod extends out from the opening and is coupled to the housing at a first end of the retractable antenna rod. The retractable antenna rod is movable along the longitudinal axis of the housing. The camera is coupled to a second end of the retractable antenna rod. The camera is positionable within the opening of the housing when the retractable antenna rod is retracted into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Jinrong Yang, Ramzi Khalil Maalouf
  • Patent number: 10659666
    Abstract: An assembly method of a camera module is provided. The camera module includes a first and second lens set respectively including at least one lens. The assembly steps include: providing a substrate, a lens holder, and an image sensing device, wherein the image sensing device is located in a space formed by the substrate and the lens holder, and the lens holder includes a limiting portion; disposing the second lens set in the space; assembling a barrel in the limiting portion, wherein the first lens set is disposed in the barrel, the second lens set is located between the first lens set and the image sensing device, and the first and second lens sets and the image sensing device have a common optical axis; inspecting the imaging of the image sensing device; and adjusting a position of the barrel in the limiting portion according to the inspection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LUXVISIONS INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Tsung-Yu Lin, Shih-Chieh Yen, Ti-Lun Liu, Ming-Huang Shih
  • Patent number: 10641996
    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 having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens having a negative refractive power, a fifth lens having a positive refractive power, and a sixth lens having a negative refractive power. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Acoustic Technologies (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Teraoka
  • Patent number: 10598904
    Abstract: An imaging 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, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface. The second lens element has negative refractive power. The third lens element with refractive power has both an object-side surface and an image-side surface being aspheric. The fourth lens element with refractive power has both an object-side surface and an image-side surface being aspheric. The fifth lens element with refractive power has both an object-side surface and an image-side surface being aspheric. The sixth lens element with refractive power has both an object-side surface and an image-side surface being aspheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Hsuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10602043
    Abstract: A camera module includes: a circuit board; a photosensitive chip located on and coupled to the circuit board; a package body packaged on the circuit board; and a bracket located on a side of the package body away from the circuit board; wherein the bracket is provided with a step away from the package body, a sidewall of the step is inclined with respect to an optical axis of the camera module, a distance between the sidewall of the step and the optical axis gradually increase along a direction from the circuit to the package body, and an angle between the sidewall of the step and the optical axis ranges from 0.5° to 30°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: O-FILM IMAGE TECHNOLOGY (GUANGZHOU) CO., LTD., NANCHANG O-FILM OPTICAL-ELECTRONIC TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chengzhe Shen, Jun Feng, Shumin Zhu, Shengyun Zhang, Wenhua Shuai, Dong Tang
  • Patent number: 10591720
    Abstract: An apparatus for mitigating contamination of an optical device comprises an open-topped, closed-sided, and closed-bottomed housing cup partially defining a protected volume to enclose the optical device. A housing cap encloses a top of the housing cup and partially defines the protected volume. The housing cap includes a top collar having an open central aperture. A top cover laterally spans the central aperture of the top collar. An interface structure circumscribes the top cover to suspend the top cover downwardly into the housing cup from the top collar. The interface structure prevents direct contact between the top cover and the top collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Stephen John Fedigan, David Patrick Magee
  • Patent number: 10589724
    Abstract: A sensor cleaning system for a vehicle is disclosed that includes a sensor assembly. The sensor assembly may include a fluid-dispensing nozzle for a vehicle sensor, a housing within a body of a vehicle, and a driving member which can move the nozzle between a stowed position within the housing and a deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Venkatesh Krishnan, Andre Sykula, Segundo Baldovino, Jose Garcia Crespo
  • Patent number: 10581149
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a substrate with a plurality of LDS antennas and a conductive member, the substrate defines a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. A decorative ink layer coats to the first surface of the substrate facing the interior of the electronic device, several LDS ink layers coat to the decorative ink layer, the LDS antennas are disposed on the corresponding LDS ink layers. The LDS antenna defines feed-in portion connecting with the conductive member, the conductive member comprises a flexible printed circuit and an anisotropic conductive adhesive connecting the flexible printed circuit and feed-in portion. Therefore, the transmission and reception of signal data can be realized through the connection between the flexible print circuit and the LDS antenna thereby enhance the effect of signal transmission and meet the needs of flexibility and miniaturization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuan Xu, Ye Xiong, Yuan-Zi Duan
  • Patent number: 10582098
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device including: a light receiving section configured to receive light entering from a light receiving surface; and a plurality of convex electrodes disposed on an opposing surface; an optical system configured to condense the light on the light receiving section; and a wiring board including a plurality of bonded terminals on a main surface, the plurality of bonded terminals respectively bonded to the plurality of convex electrodes, wherein the plurality of convex electrodes are not arranged in a light receiving section facing region that faces a region provided with the light receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noriyuki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10562465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lens device (9) for a camera (4) of a motor vehicle (1), including at least one lens (11) and including a lens retainer (10) for retaining the at least one lens (11), wherein the lens retainer (10) has an adhesive area (16) at an outside, to which an adhesive (14) can be applied for connecting the lens device (9) to a camera housing (15) of the camera (4), wherein the lens retainer (9) has a base surface (19) and a plurality of elevations (21) in the adhesive area (16), wherein the respective elevations (21) are formed raised to the base surface (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Connaught Electronics Limited
    Inventor: John Grimes
  • Patent number: 10560618
    Abstract: An assembling method of a camera module includes the following steps. Firstly, a sensing chip is installed on a strip-like substrate. Then, the strip-like substrate is bent, so that a bent substrate in a bent state is formed. Then, the bent substrate and an optical lens are placed on a fastening table and an alignment module, respectively. Then, an installation angle of the optical lens is adjusted by the alignment module according to an active alignment. Then, the optical lens and the bent substrate are combined together. After the bent substrate is restored from the bent state to a non-bent state, the camera module is produced. The assembling method is suitable for assembling the longer camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Kuo-Ming Lai
  • Patent number: 10555073
    Abstract: A panel vibration type sound generating display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display panel for displaying an image; a sound generating actuator connected to the display panel and configured to vibrate the display panel to generate sound; a support structure spaced apart from the display panel with an air gap between the support structure and the display panel; and a baffle part disposed between the support structure and the display panel to surround the air gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: YeongRak Choi, ChangHo Oh, KwanHo Park, Sungtae Lee