Single Channel Simultaneously To Or From Plural Channels (e.g., Light Dividing, Combining, Or Plural Image Forming, Etc.) Patents (Class 359/618)
  • Patent number: 11030760
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes storage and a processor. The storage stores a statistical model generated by learning bokeh produced in a first image affected by aberration of an optical system, the bokeh changing nonlinearly in accordance with a distance to a subject in the first image. The processor obtains a second image affected by the aberration of the optical system. The processor inputs the second image to the statistical model and obtains distance information indicating a distance to a subject in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masako Kashiwagi, Nao Mishima, Takayuki Sasaki, Tatsuo Kozakaya
  • Patent number: 10983360
    Abstract: An optical device able to change the direction of propagation of a light beam. The optical device allows a wide range of adjustment of the direction of the light beam, said optical device including, in the direction of propagation of the light beam, an overall divergent group of lenses and an overall convergent group of lenses. The overall divergent group of lenses contains, in the direction of propagation of the light beam, a fixed lens, and an optical module comprising at least one movable optical element able to change the direction of propagation of the light beam emerging from the overall divergent group of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE INDUSTRIELLE DES LASERS CILAS
    Inventor: Régis Grasser
  • Patent number: 10976024
    Abstract: A light source device according to the present disclosure includes a light source unit, a collimator, a first step mirror, a second step mirror, a condenser lens, and an optical fiber. The first step mirror reduces a plurality of parallel beams in a row direction by narrowing a column interval between the plurality of parallel beams. The second step mirror reduces the plurality of parallel beams in the column direction by narrowing a row interval between the plurality of parallel beams. The number of steps of the first step mirror and the number of steps of the second step mirror are different from each other, and a width of each of the plurality of mirror surfaces of the first step mirror and a width of each of the plurality of mirror surfaces of the second step mirror are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeyuki Mori, Masahiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10960465
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus pertaining to recycling and reuse of unwanted light in additive manufacturing can multiplex multiple beams of light including at least one or more beams of light from one or more light sources. The multiple beams of light may be reshaped and blended to provide a first beam of light. A spatial polarization pattern may be applied on the first beam of light to provide a second beam of light. Polarization states of the second beam of light may be split to reflect a third beam of light, which may be reshaped into a fourth beam of light. The fourth beam of light may be introduced as one of the multiple beams of light to result in a fifth beam of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SEURAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James A. DeMuth, Erik Toomre, Francis L. Leard, Kourosh Kamshad, Heiner Fees, Eugene Berdichevsky
  • Patent number: 10951881
    Abstract: An electrically controlled spectacle includes a spectacle frame and optoelectronic lenses housed in the frame. The lenses include a left lens and a right lens, each of the optoelectrical lenses having a plurality of states, wherein the state of the left lens is independent of the state of the right lens. The electrically controlled spectacle also includes a control unit housed in the frame, the control unit being adapted to control the state of each of the lenses independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kenneth Martin Jacobs, Ronald Steven Karpf
  • Patent number: 10937183
    Abstract: Determining dimensions of an object can include determining a distance between the object and an imaging device, and an angle of an optical axis of the imaging device. One of more features of the object can be identified in an image of the object. The dimensions of the object can be determined based upon the distance, the angle, and the one or more identified features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: José Fernandez-Dorado, Emilio Pastor Mira, Francisco Azcona Guerrero, Ivan Bachelder, Laurens Nunnink, Torsten Kempf, Savithri Vaidyanathan, Kyra Moed, John Bryan Boatner
  • Patent number: 10908740
    Abstract: An irradiation optical system includes a uniformizing section and an irradiation lens section. The uniformizing section brings in-plane distribution of light emitted from a light source, close to uniform in-plane distribution. The irradiation lens section diffuses the light in a predetermined direction. The in-plane distribution of the light is brought close to the uniform in-plane distribution by the uniformizing section. The irradiation lens section includes, in order from the light source, a first cylindrical lens and a second cylindrical lens each having negative refractive power in the predetermined direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toshifumi Yasui
  • Patent number: 10871639
    Abstract: In various embodiments, wavelength beam combining laser systems incorporate optical cross-coupling mitigation systems and/or engineered partially reflective output couplers in order to reduce or substantially eliminate unwanted back-reflection of stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventor: Bien Chann
  • Patent number: 10863060
    Abstract: Auxiliary units, in some instances implemented as a case for a wearable electronic device such as a wearable camera are described. The auxiliary units may include one or more electronic components typically included in the camera. By offloading an electronic component and the corresponding function (e.g., extended power capacity, memory capacity, wireless or other communication capabilities, etc.) to a removable auxiliary unit, the size of the wearable device can be advantageously further reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: POGOTEC, INC.
    Inventors: William Kokonaski, Amitava Gupta, Joshua A. Schoenbart, Ronald D. Blum, Stefan Bauer, Jean-Noel Fehr, Richard Clompus
  • Patent number: 10824052
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relates to a lens cap, adapted to be mechanically engaged over a lens assembly of an optical projector. The lens cap, as described herein, is adapted for vignetting a light pattern projected by the optical projector. The lens cap includes a front surface and a back surface, where on at least a portion of the front surface, an elliptically shaped aperture is defined. In this aspect, the elliptically shaped aperture is chamfered towards its peripheral ends, as the elliptically shaped aperture extends out from the back surface of the lens cap towards the front surface of lens cap. Also, the elliptically shaped aperture is defined on the lens cap such that, a center axis of the aperture is offset to a central axis of the lens cap, so as to match an offset at which the light pattern is projected by the optical projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chen Feng
  • Patent number: 10811469
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode display device includes: an overcoating layer on a substrate having an emitting area and a non-emitting area and including a plurality of convex portions and a plurality of concave portions; a first electrode on the overcoating layer; a light emitting layer on the first electrode and including a first emitting material layer; and a second electrode on the light emitting layer, wherein the light emitting layer includes first, second and third emitting material layers sequentially under the second electrode, and wherein the first emitting material layer emits a first light of a first wavelength, the second emitting material layer emits the first light of the first wavelength, and the third emitting material layer emits a second light of a second wavelength different from the first wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang-Ju Lee, Seung-Ryong Joung, Seong-Su Jeon, Tae-Shick Kim
  • Patent number: 10795087
    Abstract: An ultra-small multi-channel optical module according to one embodiment of the present invention includes a base board, a glass substrate, a heat sink, optical elements, parallel light lenses, a first rectangular reflector, a glass cover, a second rectangular reflector, horizontal reflectors, and a light collecting lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Dae Seon Kim, Jong Jin Lee, Eun Kyu Kang, Sang Jin Kwon, Jeong Eun Kim, Kwon Seob Lim, Eun Kyoung Jeon, Soo Yong Jung
  • Patent number: 10795169
    Abstract: An illuminator optical system combines, homogenizes, and shapes light spatially and angularly from one or more high power fiber coupled lasers. It may include a multichannel fiber cable, collimation and beam shaping optics, a multiple lens array (e.g., fly's eye lens array), and an objective lens. The multichannel fiber collects the light from the high power fiber coupled lasers and produces an aligned array of one or more optical fibers at the output of the cable. The light output from the cable is collimated and relayed to a multiple lens array that spatially divides and shapes the light into an array of beams. The objective lens homogenizes the light by collimating and overlapping the beams into a uniform top hat irradiance distribution in at least one dimension, resulting in the illumination pattern having the required spatial size and desired angular distribution at the illumination plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick Y. Maeda, David K. Biegelsen
  • Patent number: 10775636
    Abstract: A system and method for combining multiple emitters into a multi-wavelength output beam having a certain band and combining a plurality of these bands into a single output using non-free space combining modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventors: Robin Huang, Bien Chann, Parviz Tayebati, Mike Cruz
  • Patent number: 10768343
    Abstract: An illumination module for generating a patterned illumination with minimal ambiguity includes an array of light sources having different respective near-field intensity profiles. The illumination module also includes an optical assembly. The optical assembly and the array of light sources can be operable to substantially replicate the different respective near-field intensity profiles of the light sources in the far-field thereby generating a patterned illumination. The patterned illumination can exhibit reduced ambiguity in some instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mai-Lan Elodie Boytard, Philipp Müller, Martin Lukas Balimann
  • Patent number: 10747301
    Abstract: An augmented reality system includes left and right transparent eyepieces through which a user can view the real world and which serve to couple imagewise modulated light into the user's eyes in order to display virtual content components of a mixed reality experience. The system further includes left and right speakers and a facility for user spatial manipulation of virtual objects. The system produces spatialized audio that has a virtual sound source position fixed to one or more virtual objects that are spatially manipulated by the user. Thus the system provides more realistic visual and auditory presentation of virtual components of a mixed reality experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAGIC LEAP, INC.
    Inventors: Brett Shipes, Marc Alan McCall
  • Patent number: 10739538
    Abstract: A light-guiding device includes: a group of mirrors that converts a first beam bundle including a plurality of first laser beams into a second beam bundle including a plurality of second laser beams; a group of collimating lenses disposed at a stage previous to the group of mirrors and including collimating lenses that each collimate a divergence, in an F-axis direction, of a corresponding one of the plurality of first laser beams; and a converging lens disposed at a stage subsequent to the group of mirrors, the converging lens converges the second beam bundle by refracting each of the plurality of second laser beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventor: Yohei Kasai
  • Patent number: 10725308
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) presented herein comprises a shell and a controller. The shell encloses a display element and includes a dynamic attenuator having one or more controllable pixels that control an amount of light from the local area to an eye box of the HMD. The controller determines, based on positional information for one or more objects in a local area surrounding the HMD, whether a user wearing the HMD is within a threshold distance of an object in the local area. Responsive to the determination, the controller identifies a field of view that includes the object. The controller instructs the dynamic attenuator to allow light from the local area over the identified field of view into the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Daniel Trail
  • Patent number: 10712543
    Abstract: A positional shift of a lens of a stacked lens structure is reduced. A plurality of through-holes is formed at a position shifted from a first target position on a substrate according to a first shift. A lens is formed on an inner side of each of the through-holes using a first mold in which a plurality of first transfer surfaces is disposed at a position shifted from a predetermined second target position according to a second shift and a second mold in which a plurality of second transfer surfaces is disposed at a position shifted from a predetermined third target position according to a third shift. The plurality of substrates having the lenses formed therein is formed according to direct bonding, and the plurality of stacked substrates is divided. The present technique can be applied to a stacked lens structure or the like, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiko Hikichi, Koichi Takeuchi, Toshihiro Kurobe, Hiroyasu Matsugai, Hiroyuki Itou, Suguru Saito, Keiji Ohshima, Nobutoshi Fujii, Hiroshi Tazawa, Toshiaki Shiraiwa, Minoru Ishida
  • Patent number: 10670210
    Abstract: A system of lenses for projecting at least one light source includes from the source and in the direction of propagation of the light, at least one first group of optical elements made up of at least one first convergent lens called primary lens, in contact with said light source, obtained from a material exhibiting a high constringence and exhibiting a ratio between its thickness along the optical axis and its width greater than 0.5. Also included in said direction of propagation is a second group of optical elements made up of at least one divergent lens obtained from a material exhibiting a low constringence, a pupil, and a third group of optical elements made up of a reflector or of at least one convergent lens obtained from a material exhibiting a high constringence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Marine Courcier, Jerome Lecorre
  • Patent number: 10663690
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adjustable mirror mount that is capable of adjusting a mirror in two axes with a high degree of precision and low cross-coupling. Long horizontal and vertical adjustment arms are used to allow the precision adjustment about both a horizontal axis and a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney C. Harris
  • Patent number: 10620524
    Abstract: A projection system has a light source, a spatial light modulator, a light recycling system, and a lens assembly. The light source emits source light toward the spatial light modulator. The spatial light modulator modulates, according to an image signal, light incident on the spatial light modulator, so as to form projection light and non-projection light. The light recycling system receives at least a portion of the non-projection light, and guides the at least a portion of the non-projection light toward the spatial light modulator. The lens assembly receives and emits the projection light to form a projection image. The projection system of the present disclosure enables efficient use of non-projection light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Appotronics Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Yi Li, Fei Hu, Zuqiang Guo
  • Patent number: 10606103
    Abstract: A concave display including a first substrate, a second substrate, a display medium, a color filter layer, an optical film and an active device layer is provided. The second substrate is disposed opposite to the first substrate. The display medium is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The color filter layer is disposed on the first substrate. The active device layer is disposed on the first substrate or the second substrate. The optical film is disposed on the first substrate. The optical film is further away from the display medium than the color filter. The optical film includes a base material and optical microstructures embedded in the base material, wherein a refractive index of each of the optical microstructures is smaller than a refractive index of the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GIANTPLUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chih-Teng Huang, Hsin-Yu Han, He-Guei Chen, Hsiao-Ching Shen
  • Patent number: 10598930
    Abstract: A multi-eyebox head-up display device and a multilayer combiner are disclosed. The device comprises a projector generates a projected image to a reflector. The reflector generates a reflected image to a multilayer combiner. The multilayer combiner includes at least two superimposed imaging plates, and the semi-reflective surfaces of the superimposed imaging plates are tilted to each other. While the reflected image is projected to the semi-reflective surface of the topmost superimposed imaging plate, the semi-reflective surface of the topmost superimposed imaging plate generates a virtual image. Simultaneously, the reflected image penetrates through the topmost superimposed imaging plate and reaches the lower superimposed imaging plate, and the semi-reflective surface of the lower superimposed imaging plate reflects the light to generate another virtual image. The present invention enables the driver to view the vehicular information at different viewing angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Automotive Research & Testing Center
    Inventors: Chun-Yao Shih, Cheng-Chieh Tseng, Yi-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10591734
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image generation system that emits image light beams as non-parallel light beams, and a light guide system on which the image light beams emitted from the image generation system are incident without passing through a projection lens system. The light guide system includes a transparent light-incident portion that includes a light-incident surface on which the image light beams are incident and which is a curved surface, and a plurality of reflection surfaces which convert the image light beams incident from the light-incident surface into parallel light beams and are curved surfaces, and a transparent light guide portion of which one end side in a first direction is connected to the light-incident portion. In the light guide portion, the image light beams incident from the light-incident portion are reflected between a first surface and a second surface, and are guided to a light-emitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hayato Matsuki, Takashi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10533726
    Abstract: An optical arrangement comprises two plates, with complementary shaped lens arrays. A decorative image is provided at the plate on the light input side. The plates are displaceable with respect to each other between a pass through mode with the plates in contact or close proximity, and a decorative image mode with the plates apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Signify Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Siebe Tijerk De Zwart, Jan De Graaf, Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg
  • Patent number: 10507346
    Abstract: A system including an imaging device having a first image capture device configured to detect longwave infrared electromagnetic radiation and a second image capture device configured to detect near infrared electromagnetic radiation. The system further includes a display configured to display a visible representation of the detected infrared longwave electromagnetic radiation and the detected near infrared electromagnetic radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LION GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Brian P. Bradley, Michael P. Waterhouse, Daniel A. Goldman
  • Patent number: 10497141
    Abstract: A brightness image of a scene is converted into a corresponding frequency domain image and it is determined whether a threshold condition is satisfied for each of one or more regions of interest in the frequency domain image, the threshold condition being that the number of frequencies in the region of interest is at least as high as a threshold value. The results of the determination can be used to facilitate selection of an appropriate block matching algorithm for deriving disparity or other distance data and/or to control adjustment of an illumination source that generates structured light for the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Chi Zhang, Alireza Yasan, Hendrik Volkerink
  • Patent number: 10474041
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to lithography devices comprising an autofocus system. The autofocus system is configured to individually focus and adjust a plurality of digital micromirror devices. The autofocus system comprises a single light beam and a diffractive optical element configured to split the single light beam into two or more split beams. The two or more split beams are directed to a beam splitter. The two or more split beams are then reflected off the surface of a substrate to at least one position sensor. The position sensor is configured to measure the position of each of the two or more split beams. At least one digital micromirror device is then individually adjusted based on the measured position to adjust the focus of the at least one digital micromirror device with respect to surface height and tilt variations of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Guoheng Zhao, Jeremy Rolfe Nesbitt, Christopher Dennis Bencher, Mehdi Vaez-Iravani
  • Patent number: 10465874
    Abstract: A lighting device for vehicles having a light source and having an optical unit for generating a predetermined light distribution, wherein the optical unit has a micro-optical array having a plurality of micro-optical elements and a microshutter array having a plurality of microshutter elements, wherein the microshutter array has a thickness in the range of 0.1 mm to 2.00 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
    Inventors: Edwin N. Kamau, Franziska Kley
  • Patent number: 10453162
    Abstract: A monochrome imager used in such systems as a scanner can detect watermarks that have been encoded in the color space or chrominance. Such watermarks are called chroma watermarks and are considered more reliable than the traditional classic watermarks, which are encoded based on luminance. The monochrome imager detects the chroma watermark, which has been illuminated with ambient white light from a blue light emitting diode (LED) coated with phosphor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Datalogic USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Olmstead
  • Patent number: 10444524
    Abstract: A system and method for combining multiple emitters into a multi-wavelength output beam having a certain band and combining a plurality of these bands into a single output using non-free space combining modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventors: Robin Huang, Bien Chann, Parviz Tayebati, Mike Cruz
  • Patent number: 10437030
    Abstract: The invention provides various designs for enabling a non-circular area of collimated light output or to enable tessellation of collimators. In a first aspect, a collimator arrangement comprises a plurality of collimators, each having a circular general outer shape with one or more indentation into the circular general outer shape, wherein each indentation comprises a pair of edges which meet at an internal angle and each indentation defines a pair of external angles where the cut-out meets the general outer shape. The collimators are tessellated with each internal angle adjacent one of the external angles of an adjacent collimator. In another aspect, a collimating optical structure comprises a first section comprising one or more portions of a first collimator lens design with a first diameter and a second section comprising one or more portions of a second collimator lens design with a larger, second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Oliver Dross, Michel Cornelis Josephus Marie Vissenberg, Johannes Petrus Maria Ansems
  • Patent number: 10429551
    Abstract: A microlens array, each microlens containing N sides of a convex polygon and N curved surfaces corresponding to the sides, wherein when the line passing through the microlens vertex and perpendicular to the polygon plane is z axis, the line passing through the intersection point (origin) between z axis and the plane and perpendicular to a side is x axis, z coordinate of the curved surface corresponding to the side is z=f(x), a distance from the origin to the side is t, a virtual curved surface in 0?|x|?t is z=F(x), refractive index of the microlens is no, A and C represents constants, and g ? ( x ) = dF ? ( x ) dx = - x ? x ? · Cx 2 + A n 0 ? 1 + ( Cx 2 + A ) 2 - 1 , ? g ? ( x ) - 0.035 ? df ? ( x ) dx ? g ? ( x ) + 0.035 is satisfied and f (x) is determined such that an illuminance distribution in an illuminated area is more uniform than that in the case that the curved surface is shaped in a segment of a circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NALUX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Seki, Norihisa Sakagami
  • Patent number: 10423760
    Abstract: A wearable scribing system includes a camera and a microphone which communicate information to a remote system via a receiver/transmitter device. A scribe at the remote system inputs the information into an electronic health record. The wearable scribing system enables direct physician to physician communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Vik Moharir, Mike Lee, Bidyut Parruck
  • Patent number: 10416480
    Abstract: A display has a screen which incorporates a light modulator. The screen may be a front projection screen or a rear-projection screen. The screen is illuminated with light from a light source comprising an array of controllable light-emitters. The controllable-emitters and elements of the light modulator may be controlled to adjust the intensity of light emanating from corresponding areas on the screen. The display may provide a high dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Lorne A. Whitehead, Gregory John Ward, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Helge Seetzen, Don Graham
  • Patent number: 10405752
    Abstract: An apparatus for skin imaging is provided. The apparatus is used in conjunction with a mobile device to obtain digital images using a digital camera and a light source provided by the mobile device. The apparatus includes an optical system for illuminating an object to be imaged with uniform ambient light and a light conduit for delivering reflected light to the mobile device digital camera. The apparatus is removably attachable to the mobile device and/or a mobile device case. One or more optical elements, such as lenses, films, filters, and light caps may be used to improve image quality and/or acquire magnified images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: MetaOptima Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Sepideh Khosravi Simchi, Maryam Sadeghi, Majid Razmara, M. Stella Atkins
  • Patent number: 10409337
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel configured to display an image, a window member covering the display panel and having a sensing area provided with a first opening and a second opening, a proximity sensor which overlaps with the sensing area and is configured to provide a first light to the window member through the first opening and receive through the second opening, a portion of a second light defined as a reflected light of the first light, and an optical member including a prism sheet disposed between the window member and the proximity sensor. A first angle between the first light incident from the proximity sensor to the prism sheet and a normal line of the window member is greater than a second angle between the first light which passes through the prism sheet and the normal line of the window member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyongbin Jin
  • Patent number: 10371998
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method of displaying, via the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes an image source, a processor configured to render an image at the image source, at least one optical combiner for combining a projection of the rendered image with a projection of a real world image, a first polarizing element for polarizing the projection of the real world image at a first polarization orientation, wherein the first polarizing element is positioned on a first side of the at least one optical combiner upon which the projection of the real world image is incident, and a second polarizing element facing a second side of the at least one optical combiner, polarization properties of the second polarizing element being adjustable, wherein the polarization properties of the second polarizing element are to be adjusted with respect to the first polarization orientation of the first polarizing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Varjo Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Oiva Arvo Oskari Sahlsten
  • Patent number: 10359560
    Abstract: An imaging directional backlight apparatus including a waveguide, a light source array, for providing large area directed illumination from localized light sources. The waveguide may include a stepped structure, in which the steps may further include extraction features optically hidden to guided light, propagating in a first forward direction. Returning light propagating in a second backward direction may be refracted, diffracted, or reflected by the features to provide discrete illumination beams exiting from the top surface of the waveguide. Viewing windows are formed through imaging individual light sources and hence defines the relative positions of system elements and ray paths. Lateral non-uniformities of output image are improved by means of adjustment of input aperture shape and reflective aperture shape. Cross talk in autostereoscopic and privacy displays may further be improved by light blocking layers arranged on the input end of the waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: RealD Spark, LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Robinson, Graham J. Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold, Eric Sommerlade
  • Patent number: 10357190
    Abstract: A sensor probe has a connector and the connector's corresponding receptacle on a console have security mechanisms that ensure that the connector and the receptacle are properly connected and mated. The connector and receptacle can have physical security features that block insertion of the connector into the receptacle if they are not aligned in a proper orientation. The console can also include a software security feature that allows optical measurements from the sensor probe only if the connector of the sensor probe and receptacle on the console are connected properly. An adapter can also be used to convert a conventional receptacle mounted on a console into a receptacle with security features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ViOptix, Inc.
    Inventors: Jimmy Jian-min Mao, Robert E. Lash
  • Patent number: 10322601
    Abstract: A value and safety document comprises a substrate having a front side and a back side. An ink layer is applied to the front or back sides of the substrate. A first motif is incorporated into the ink layer, and is combined with a second motif. The second motif is arranged on the same side of the substrate as the first motif. The second motif is configured in the form of an emboss structure comprising a plurality of raised emboss elements having areas of different orientation. The emboss structure forms the second motif having a second tilt or motion effect, by different groups of emboss elements, having different characteristic parameters, reflecting incident light in different spatial areas. The emboss elements have respectively a lateral dimension of less than 30 ?m and a height of less than 10 ?m. The first motif is adapted at least partially to the second motif.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT CURRENCY TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Mengel, Peter Franz, Thanh-Hao Huynh, Karlheinz Mayer, Christian Fuhse, Stefan Bichlmeier, Matthias Pfeiffer, Christof Baldus
  • Patent number: 10274745
    Abstract: An illumination system for uniform illumination of a target to facilitate imaging of the target by an imaging system. The apparatus which comprises a laser source for generating a plurality of independent or quasi-independent point sources of light; a fiber optic bundle which comprises a plurality of individual optical fibers for each receiving at least one of the plurality of point sources of light, from the laser source, and directing the plurality of point sources of light toward the target for illumination thereof; and an oscillating diffuser for receiving the plurality of point sources of light and oscillating at a frequency so as to redirect each one of the plurality of point sources of light over an area of the target to be illuminated to facilitate uniform illumination and imaging thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Choiniere
  • Patent number: 10274425
    Abstract: Contrast enhancement in a metrology tool may include generating a beam of illumination, directing a portion of the generated beam onto a surface of a spatial light modulator (SLM), directing at least a portion of the generated beam incident on the surface of the SLM through an aperture of an aperture stop and onto one or more target structures of one or more samples, and generating a selected illumination pupil function of the illumination transmitted through the aperture utilizing the SLM in order to establish a contrast level of one or more field images of the one or more target structures above a selected contrast threshold, and performing one or more metrology measurements on the one or more target structures utilizing the selected illumination pupil function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Joel Seligson, Noam Sapiens, Daniel Kandel
  • Patent number: 10241415
    Abstract: A light source arrangement for a photolithography exposure system comprises at least three light sources with different wavelengths, and a beam splitting unit comprising at least three inputs, one output, and at least two reflecting faces. An input is assigned to each light source and each reflecting face. The reflecting face reflects light that is emitted from the light source assigned to a corresponding input thereof into the output. The three light sources are arranged on three different sides around the beam splitting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SUSS MICROTEC LITHOGRAPHY GMBH
    Inventor: Paul Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10241345
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and a method to preserve linearly polarized laser beam when it passes through a freely twisting beam delivery system such as an articulated arm. The polarization of the output beam from the delivery system will be stable and the same as the polarization of the input beam to the delivery system, and can be used to pump anisotropic laser crystals as well as nonlinear optical crystals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Candela Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoming Shang, Jayant Bhawalkar
  • Patent number: 10224685
    Abstract: A multi-beam laser cavity unit (10) comprises a laser crystal (13) and lens array (14) disposed in the laser cavity (LC). The lens array comprises an integral piece formed by a plurality of interconnected lenses. Each lens (14a) is configured to form a respective closed optical path (OPa) along the length (Z) of the laser cavity (LC) between the cavity mirrors (11,12) through the laser crystal (13) corresponding to a cavity mode for generating one (LBa) of the plurality of parallel laser beams (LB). The cavity unit (10) can be comprised in a laser system receiving pump light (PL) from a plurality of light sources. For example, the system can be used in a maskless patterning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Federico Pettazzi, Erwin John Van Zwet, Frerik Van Beijnum
  • Patent number: 10218948
    Abstract: It aims to enable to uniform synthesized luminance in an image overlap region of a projection image by a simple process, by means of a mechanism of: performing display control to project a black image as the projection image to be projected from a first projection-type image displaying apparatus to a screen, and project, as the projection image to be projected from a second projection-type image displaying apparatus to the screen, an image in which dimming correction to the overlap region of the projection images respectively projected by the first and second projection-type image displaying apparatuses has been enabled; measuring a luminance characteristic of the second projection-type image displaying apparatus based on a photographed image obtained by photographing the overlap region; and setting a dimming correction characteristic for the overlap region by the first projection-type image displaying apparatus, based on the measured luminance characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10191287
    Abstract: An optical element includes a plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors and a light-transmittance member, and the plurality of reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirrors have a plurality of regions having different reflectivity in an inclination direction. The plurality of regions include at least a low reflectivity region positioned on a side far away from an emission surface and a high reflectivity region positioned on a side close to the emission surface. An occupation area of the high reflectivity region of the reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirror positioned far away from an incidence portion is larger than an occupation area of the high reflectivity region of the reflectivity variation partially reflecting mirror positioned on a side close to the incidence portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shohei Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10168517
    Abstract: In various embodiments, wavelength beam combining laser systems incorporate optical cross-coupling mitigation systems and/or engineered partially reflective output couplers in order to reduce or substantially eliminate unwanted back-reflection of stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TERADIODE, INC.
    Inventor: Bien Chann