Lens Patents (Class 359/642)
  • Patent number: 11029448
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a porous aluminum oxide thin film having a surface RMS roughness value of less than 1 nm. The thin film may also comprise phosphorus. The disclosed thin films may have a refractive index of from 1 to 2, such as from 1 to 1.5. Also disclosed are embodiments of as method for making the disclosed thin films, comprising forming an aqueous solution of the alumina precursor, a surfactant and optionally a phosphorus-containing precursor, and depositing the solution on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Oregon State University
    Inventors: Cory K. Perkins, Ryan Helmut Mansergh, Juan Carlos Ramos, Douglas A. Keszler
  • Patent number: 11022765
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a lens clip that includes an optical lens slot to securely hold an optical lens at a predetermined position to mitigate effects of post-annealing shift. The lens clip includes a base that provides at least one substrate mating surface for mounting to a substrate, and at least first and second arms extending from the base. The first and second arms extend substantially parallel relative to each other and define at least a portion of an optical lens slot. The optical lens slot is configured to receive at least a portion of an optical lens and securely hold the optical lens at a predetermined position to ensure optical alignment of the optical lens, e.g., relative to an associated laser diode or other optical component, during fixation of the optical lens to the substrate using, for instance, UV-curing optical adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chong Wang, Qin Li, Hsiu-Che Wang
  • Patent number: 11022772
    Abstract: A method of aligning an optical component in a laser system using diffraction patterns of alignment references includes: placing a first alignment reference in the path of a laser beam upstream of an optical component, the first alignment reference having first reference features forming a first diffraction pattern when illuminated by the laser beam; placing a second alignment reference in the path of the laser beam downstream of the first alignment reference and the optical component, the second alignment reference having second reference features forming a second diffraction pattern when illuminated by the laser beam; illuminating the alignment references and optical component with the laser beam; monitoring the combined diffraction pattern of the reference features of the alignment references downstream of the second alignment reference; and adjusting the relative position and/or orientation of the optical component towards the combined diffraction pattern indicating alignment of the optical component to t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: United Kingdom Research and Innovation
    Inventor: Mariastefania De Vido
  • Patent number: 10976472
    Abstract: A meta-optical device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The method includes depositing a group III-V compound semiconductor on a substrate, forming an anti-oxidation layer, performing crystallization by using post annealing, removing the anti-oxidation layer, and manufacturing a meta-optical device by using patterning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeongyub Lee, Changseung Lee, Yongsung Kim, Jaekwan Kim, Byonggwon Song, Sanghoon Song, Kiyeon Yang
  • Patent number: 10967551
    Abstract: A method for moulding an optical component by a mould, at least one moulding station, and at least one cooling station including a cooling space, the method including: a step of moulding a moulded component in a moulding station, a step of transferring this component from this moulding station into the cooling space, keeping the moulded component facing at least one of the mould parts, a step of cooling the moulded component by sending a cooling fluid between the moulded component and the walls of the cooling space, the moulded component being kept some distance from these walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Damien Revol
  • Patent number: 10954183
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to develop a compound and a curable composition which are capable of providing an optical member having favorable refractive index characteristics and a high degree of moisture-heat resistance. The present invention relates to a compound represented by General Formula (1), a curable composition containing the compound, a semi-cured product, a cured product, an optical member, and a lens. At least one of R1, . . . , or R5 represents an aryl group or a heteroaryl group which is substituted by a substituent containing a (meth)acryloyloxy group, and at least one of R6, . . . , or R10 represents an aryl group or a heteroaryl group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Takafumi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10948731
    Abstract: A diffractive optical element (DOE) is designed to implement both a collimation function with respect to an input divergent beam and a beam shaping function with respect to an output divergent beam. The phase designs of the collimation function and the beam shaping function are independently produced in the phase domain. These phase designs are then combined using a phase angle addition of the individual functions and wrapped between 0 and 2? radians. The diffractive surface of the DOE is then defined from the wrapped phase angle addition of the individual functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Research & Development) Limited
    Inventor: James Peter Drummond Downing
  • Patent number: 10948687
    Abstract: An interchangeable lens in which a tilt of an optical axis of a shooting optical system and a projection lens system can be easily adjusted. An interchangeable lens comprising a lens barrel portion holding a lens group; a lens mount detachably coupled to a camera main body; and a spacer sandwiched between the lens barrel portion and the lens mount. The spacer has, in a circumferential direction of the interchangeable lens, first seat surfaces protruding in the optical axis direction at one surface thereof, and has, in the circumferential direction, second seat surfaces protruding in the optical axis direction at the other surface thereof. One seat surfaces of the first seat surfaces and the second seat surfaces are disposed with different heights such that a surface defined by the second seat surfaces has an angle with respect to a surface defined by the first seat surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Ishimasa
  • Patent number: 10942429
    Abstract: The present invention provides a projector including a light-emitting device, a diffraction optical element (DOE) and a switchable diffuser. The light-emitting device is arranged for generating a laser beam. The switchable diffuser is controlled by a control signal to diffuse or scatter received lights or not diffuse or scatter the received lights, wherein the laser beam passes through the DOE and the switchable diffuser to generate an output image of the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Kuan-Ming Chen, Han-Yi Kuo, Li-Chiu Tsai
  • Patent number: 10942305
    Abstract: An optical image lens assembly includes a plurality of optical lens elements, wherein the optical lens elements include a plurality of plastic optical lens elements having refractive power and aspheric surfaces. Wherein at least one long-wavelength red light absorbing optical lens element made of a plastic material and having refractive powers is disposed within the optical image lens assembly, and the long-wavelength red light absorbing optical lens element can be penetrated by a visible light and can filter a long-wavelength red light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Pei-Chi Chang, Yeo-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 10931080
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to optical systems and methods for their manufacture. An example method includes coupling a first surface of a light-emitter substrate to a reference surface of a carrier substrate. The method also includes registering a mold structure with respect to the reference surface of the carrier substrate. Furthermore, the method includes using the mold structure to form an optical material over at least a portion of the light-emitter substrate. The optical material is shaped according to a shape of the mold structure and includes at least one registration feature. The method also includes coupling an optical lens element to the optical material such that the optical lens element is registered to the at least one registration feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Paul Karplus, Matthew Last
  • Patent number: 10908452
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical element, including a first liquid crystal lens formed of liquid crystal molecules, a polarizer opposed to the first liquid crystal lens, a first modulating portion located between the first liquid crystal lens and the polarizer to modulate incident light and a first unmodulating portion located between the first liquid crystal lens and the polarizer and adjacent to the first modulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakanishi, Tatsuya Yata, Takeo Koito
  • Patent number: 10908378
    Abstract: A lens includes an optical portion refracting light, a rib extending along a circumference of at least a portion of the optical portion, a first area and a second area of an object-side surface of the rib, wherein the first area has a first surface roughness and the second area has a second surface roughness less rough than the first surface roughness, and a third area and a fourth area of an image-side surface of the rib, wherein the third area has a third surface roughness and the fourth area has a fourth surface roughness less rough than the third surface roughness, wherein the second area includes inclined surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Shin Yang, Ju Sung Park, Sot Eum Seo
  • Patent number: 10908389
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens sequentially arranged on an optical axis from an object side to an image side, wherein an image-side surface of the first lens and an image-side surface of the sixth lens may be concave, and 0.7<TL/f<1.0 and |Nd2?Nd3|<0.2 in which TL may be a distance from an object-side surface of the first lens to an imaging plane, f may be an overall focal length of the optical imaging system, Nd2 may be a refractive index of the second lens, and Nd3 may be a refractive index of the third lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hwa Jung, Yong Joo Jo
  • Patent number: 10901169
    Abstract: An interchangeable lens in which a tilt of an optical axis of a shooting optical system and a projection lens system can be easily adjusted. An interchangeable lens comprising a lens barrel portion holding a lens group; a lens mount detachably coupled to a camera main body; and a spacer sandwiched between the lens barrel portion and the lens mount. The spacer has, in a circumferential direction of the interchangeable lens, first seat surfaces protruding in the optical axis direction at one surface thereof, and has, in the circumferential direction, second seat surfaces protruding in the optical axis direction at the other surface thereof. One seat surfaces of the first seat surfaces and the second seat surfaces are disposed with different heights such that a surface defined by the second seat surfaces has an angle with respect to a surface defined by the first seat surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Ishimasa
  • Patent number: 10883799
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and devices related to a metasurface skin cloak. In one aspect, a metasurface skin cloak includes a dielectric layer and a plurality of blocks disposed on the dielectric layer. The dielectric layer is disposed over a surface including a feature on the surface. Each block of the plurality of blocks has a shape that is symmetric about two perpendicular axes. The metasurface skin can render the feature on the surface not optically detectable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Xingjie Ni, Yuan Wang, Xiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10847946
    Abstract: A light source package includes a substrate, a light emitting device disposed on the substrate, a lens disposed on the light emitting device, a housing disposed on the substrate, and a conductive member disposed in the housing. The lens is spaced apart from the light emitting device, the housing is disposed on a side surface and a portion of a top surface of the lens, and the conductive member is electrically connected to the light emitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoungjun Kim, Jongsup Song, Seol-Young Choi
  • Patent number: 10816771
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a photographic optical system. The photographic optical system includes, from an object side to an image side: a first lens (having a focal length of f1), a second lens (having a focal length of f2), a third lens (having a focal length of f3), a fourth lens (having a focal length of f4), a fifth lens (having a focal length of f5) and a sixth lens (having a focal length of f6) arranged coaxially and satisfying the following relational expressions: 0.8<f1/f<1.2, ?8<f2/f<?1, 400<f3/f<600, 5<f4/f<18, 0.1<f5/f<1, ?1<f6/f<?0.1, where f denotes an overall focal length of the photographic optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Xuqi Bian
  • Patent number: 10802246
    Abstract: An optical system includes, in order from object side, a first unit, a stop, a second unit, and a third unit. The first and second units are moved toward object side to increase respective intervals from the third unit for focusing from infinity to proximity. The first unit includes a negative lens and a positive lens arranged adjacent and on image side of the negative lens. The third unit consists of a positive lens (G3P) and a negative lens (G3N) arranged adjacent and on image side of the positive lens (G3P). An equivalent air length from a lens surface on image side of the negative lens (G3N) to an image plane when focused at infinity, and a distance on an optical axis from a lens surface on object side of a lens (G1F) arranged closest to object side, to the image plane when focused at infinity are appropriately set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Okuoka
  • Patent number: 10802250
    Abstract: An optical image lens used in narrow field of view and having compact size and low distortion characteristics is disclosed to include, from an object side to an image side along an optical axis, a first lens with positive refractive power, a second lens and a third lens glued as a doublet with negative refractive power, a fourth lens and a fifth lens glued as a doublet with positive refractive power, a sixth lens with positive refractive power, a seventh lens with positive refractive power, and an eighth lens with negative refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CALIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsiung Tseng, Chia-Wei Liao
  • Patent number: 10788645
    Abstract: The imaging lens consists of a first imaging optical system that forms an intermediate image at a position conjugate to a magnified-side imaging surface and a second imaging optical system that re-forms the intermediate image on a reduced-side imaging surface, in order from a magnified side. The first imaging optical system includes at least four consecutive negative lenses, a first sub-lens group consisting of a positive lens, a negative lens, and a positive lens in order from the magnified side, and a focus lens group adjacent to a reduced side of the first sub-lens group, in order from a position closest to the magnified side, and only the focus lens group moves along an optical axis during focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10769247
    Abstract: Method and system for allowing a famous entity to reach out to their audience/fans/the public with comments, explanations and corrections in response to stories/allegations published about them in the media without infringing copyrights of the media owners. Using their portable device, users/fans may take a picture/snapshot or even activate their camera feed over a published page (e.g. magazine/poster/banner, web page) which is by default a copyrighted material. The imaging device transforms a picture of the page into a digest representing a non-copyrighted format of the copyrighted page and sends the digest to a remote server. The server performs a search and comparison between the received digest and pre-stored digests for which a reply was provided by the famous entity (VIP). If a match exists, the server fetches the reply and sends it back to the portable device for rendering on the display device of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Guy Le Henaff, Yves De Lavilleguerin, Christophe Bossut
  • Patent number: 10760767
    Abstract: An illuminating lens design method and an illuminating lens. The projections of the highest points of an outer surface and an inner cavity surface of the illuminating lens on the horizontal plane are overlapped, and a horizontal profile curve of the outer surface and the inner cavity surface of the illuminating lens obtained from an arbitrary height satisfies: ( | x i | a i ) n i + ( | y i | b i ) n i = 1 where ai is the projection length of a portion of an xz section basic profile curve, which is intercepted by an xiyi plane, on the xiyi plane; bi is the projection length of a portion of a yz basic profile curve, which is intercepted by the xiyi plane, on the xiyi plane; xi, yi are coordinates of certain point on the outer horizontal profile curve and the inner horizontal profile curve; ni is a real number greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: YEJIA OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY (GUANGDONG) CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng Jiang, Jun She, Jixue Nan
  • Patent number: 10761298
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens may comprise a first, a second, a third, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth and a seventh lens elements sequentially from an object side to an image side along an optical axis, and each of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh lens elements may have an object-side surface facing toward the object side and allowing imaging rays to pass through as well as an image-side surface facing toward the image side and allowing the imaging rays to pass through. The optical imaging lens may comprise no other lens elements having refracting power beyond the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh lens elements. Through designing concave and/or convex surfaces of the four lens elements, the optical imaging lens may provide improved imaging quality and optical characteristics while the total length of the optical imaging lens may be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ta-Cheng Fan, Yongfeng Lai, Lihua Lei
  • Patent number: 10739564
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens includes, in an order from an object side to an image side, an aperture, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Communication Technologies (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianming Wang
  • Patent number: 10725269
    Abstract: Present embodiments provide for an optical imaging lens. The optical imaging lens includes a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element a sixth lens element, a seventh lens element and a eighth lens element positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side. Through arrangement of convex or concave surfaces of the eight lens elements, the length of the optical imaging lens may be shortened while providing better optical characteristics and imaging quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hung-Chien Hsieh, Jiali Lian, Jing Ning
  • Patent number: 10669367
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a polythiol composition for a plastic lens. The polythiol composition for a plastic lens according to the embodiment can produce a clear and transparent plastic lens by way of polymerizing such raw materials as a polythiol compound, an isocyanate, a photoactive color correcting agent, and the like, followed by a simple post-process such as irradiation of ultraviolet rays. In addition, since the process for preparing the lens is simple and economical, the lens is advantageously used for manufacturing various plastic lenses such as eyeglass lenses and camera lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SKC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Mo Hong, Jongmin Shim, Junghwan Shin
  • Patent number: 10663720
    Abstract: An optical lens of the present disclosure 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, a sixth lens element, an optical filter and a sensor. The optical lens also has an axis. The first lens element, the fourth lens element and the sixth lens element have negative power. The second lens element, the third lens element and the fifth lens element have positive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wan-Chien Yang
  • Patent number: 10648638
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for obtaining a light-scattering assembly in particular for a motor vehicle, the light-scattering assembly comprising a part including first and second sections. The process includes forming, by injection molding, the first section of the light-scattering assembly, the first section forming a transparent scattering screen having microstructures obtained by injection molding and configured to scatter light passing through said first section, and forming, by injection molding, the second section, the second section being devoid of microstructures obtained by injection molding and configured to scatter light. The second section has an external region extending around at least some of the perimeter of the first section, the external region extending beyond a peripheral portion of the first section [and away from the first section, the first and second sections being formed in contact with each other and being united with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventor: Lingxuan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10642003
    Abstract: An optical image capturing module includes a lens assembly and a circuit assembly. The circuit substrate has a through hole. A lower surface of the circuit substrate has multiple circuit contacts. A sensing surface of an image sensing component has multiple image contacts. Each image contact is electrically connected to one of the circuit contacts via a signal transmission element, thereby the sensing surface directly faces the through hole. The lens base made of an opaque material has a receiving hole. The lens assembly includes a lens base disposed on an upper surface of the circuit substrate and a lens group, thereby the sensing surface directly faces the receiving hole via the through hole. The image sensing component is located in the receiving hole. The lens group includes at least two lenses having refractive power, and is disposed on the lens base and is located in the receiving hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10613338
    Abstract: There are several types of plenoptic devices and camera arrays available on the market, and all these light field acquisition devices have their proprietary file format. However, there is no standard supporting the acquisition and transmission of multi-dimensional information. It is interesting to obtain information related to a correspondence between pixels of a sensor of said optical acquisition system and an object space of said optical acquisition system. Indeed, knowing which portion of the object space of an optical acquisition system a pixel belonging to the sensor of said optical acquisition system is sensing enables the improvement of signal processing operations. The notion of pixel beam, which represents a volume occupied by a set of rays of light in an object space of an optical system of a camera along with a compact format for storing such information is thus introduce.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Laurent Blonde, Valter Drazic, Mozhdeh Seifi
  • Patent number: 10606070
    Abstract: An ocular optical system for imaging of imaging rays entering an eye of an observer via the ocular optical system from a display screen is provided. A side facing towards the eye is an eye-side, and a side facing towards the display screen is a display-side. The ocular optical system includes a first lens element, a second lens element, and a third lens element from the eye-side to the display-side in order along an optical axis. The first lens element, the second lens element, and the third lens element each include an eye-side surface and a display-side surface. The second lens element has positive refracting power, and the display-side surface of the second lens element has a concave portion in a vicinity of the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Matthew Bone
  • Patent number: 10598894
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens including, in an order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens and a seventh lens. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Setsu Sato, Lei Zhang, Yanmei Wang
  • Patent number: 10590218
    Abstract: Radiopaque polymer compositions and methods for making the compositions are provided. These radiopaque polymer compositions include polymer compositions comprising a crosslinked polymer network, the network comprising a first repeating unit derived from a monofunctional monomer and a second repeating unit derived from a crosslinker monomer or oligomer having more than two polymerizable groups. Devices formed from radiopaque polymer compositions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ENDOSHAPE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Goodrich, Jeffrey P. Castleberry
  • Patent number: 10584223
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical member comprising a silicone material having excellent antifouling property while having good light transmittance, heat resistance, and strength, and an optical semiconductor device and illumination apparatus having excellent antifouling property. The present invention is an optical member comprising a silicone material containing a fluorinated surface, the proportion of F atoms being from 0.1 to 45 at % and/or the ratio of F atoms relative to C atoms being from 0.01 to 1.00 in the atomic composition percentage according to X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) of the fluorinated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignees: Dow Toray Co., Ltd., Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. McMillan, Kazutaka Mori, Hiroaki Yoshida, Shin Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10578949
    Abstract: A Fresnel lens includes multiple different zones. At least one of the zones may be an asymmetric zone that is radially asymmetric. The asymmetric zone may redirect light received from a light source located within a focal length of the Fresnel lens to a portion of a field of view of an image sensor. In some embodiments, multiple asymmetric zones may be implemented within the same Fresnel lens, which may have different radial asymmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Blake M. Coughenour
  • Patent number: 10545313
    Abstract: An optical assembly for a point action camera with a wide field of view has multiple lens elements configured to provide a field of view in excess of 150 degrees. One or more lens elements has an aspheric surface with an approximately 30 microns or less sag and an approximately 25 microns/millimeter or less aspheric sag slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Navitar Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Hudyma, Michael Thomas
  • Patent number: 10527762
    Abstract: A device comprises at least one optics member (O) comprising at least one transparent portion (t) and at least one blocking portion (b). The at least one transparent portion (t) is made of one or more materials substantially transparent for light of at least a specific spectral range, referred to as transparent materials, and the at least one blocking portion (b) is made of one or more materials substantially non-transparent for light of the specific spectral range, referred to as non-transparent materials. The transparent portion (t) comprises at least one passive optical component (L). The at least one passive optical component (L) comprises a transparent element (6) having two opposing approximately flat surfaces substantially perpendicular to a vertical direction in a distance approximately equal to a thickness of the at least one blocking portion (b) measured along the vertical direction, and, attached to the transparent element (6), at least one optical structure (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hartmut Rudmann, Susanne Westenhöfer, Bojan Tesanovic
  • Patent number: 10513168
    Abstract: A vehicular optical system includes an optical device disposed to acquire information on an environment outside a vehicle cabin, a transparent member disposed on a front surface of the optical device via a predetermined closed space, an anti-fogging sheet disposed in a first region of an inner surface of the transparent member in the closed space, the first region being within an angle of view of the optical device, and a dew condensation portion disposed in a second region of the inner surface of the transparent member in the closed space, the second region being out of the angle of view of the optical device and dew condensation being more likely to occur in the dew condensation portion than in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Maeta, Takahiro Adachi, Takeki Mori, Kazumi Chida
  • Patent number: 10514158
    Abstract: A light source device includes: a holder that has a first surface and a second surface located higher than the first surface, and is an integral structure; a semiconductor light-emitting device on the first surface; an optical element unit that is disposed above the semiconductor light-emitting device, and has a reflective surface that inclines with respect to the first surface and reflects emitted light from the semiconductor light-emitting device; and a phosphor optical element that is disposed on the second surface and irradiated with reflected light from the optical element unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaharu Fukakusa, Hideo Yamaguchi, Hirotaka Ueno, Kazuhiko Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10466450
    Abstract: A camera module, which is mounted on an inside of a front windshield of a vehicle and to image an external environment of the vehicle, includes a lens unit and an imager to image the external environment by forming an optical image, which is from the external environment through the lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuki Furutake, Takeshi Kazama, Soji Masui
  • Patent number: 10466435
    Abstract: A dual lens driving apparatus includes a holder, a metal yoke, a carrier, a coil, a first magnet, a first elastic element and a second elastic element. The metal yoke is corresponding to the holder and includes a front end which includes a plate surface and a plurality of step portions, and a level difference is between each of the step portions and the plate surface. The carrier is movably disposed in the metal yoke. The coil is disposed around the carrier. The first magnet is disposed in the metal yoke. The first elastic element is assembled on a side of the carrier facing the front end of the metal yoke. The second elastic element is assembled on another side of the carrier facing the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN DIGITAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Te-Sheng Tseng, Wen-Hung Hsu, Yung-Chun Kang
  • Patent number: 10459203
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes: a first lens having a concave image-side surface; a second lens having refractive power; a third lens having a concave image-side surface; a fourth lens having a concave object-side surface or a convex image-side surface; a fifth lens having refractive power; a sixth lens having a concave image-side surface; and a seventh lens having negative refractive power. The first to seventh lenses are sequentially disposed from an object side and 1.62<(N2+N5+N6)/3, where N2 is a refractive index of the second lens, N5 is a refractive index of the fifth lens, and N6 is a refractive index of the sixth lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Sik Yoo, Dong Shin Yang, Yong Joo Jo, Sot Eum Seo
  • Patent number: 10459258
    Abstract: A method of designing a meta optical device is provided. The method includes: setting, via a processor, design data for arrangement and dimensions of a nanostructure of the meta optical device, according to a function to be implemented by the meta optical device; obtaining a phase change graph with respect to a change in the dimensions; setting a shape dimension region with phase defect in the phase change graph; and substituting a shape dimension with phase defect, which is included in the shape dimension region with phase defect among the dimensions included in the design data, with a substitution value that is outside the shape dimension region with phase defect. Accordingly, a meta optical device having no phase defect is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chanwook Baik, Changwon Lee, Heejeong Jeong, Jaekwan Kim, Byonggwon Song, Jeongyub Lee
  • Patent number: 10451852
    Abstract: An imaging lens assembly includes a plurality of lens elements, wherein at least one of the lens elements is a dual molded lens element. The dual molded lens element includes a light transmitting portion and a light absorbing portion. The light transmitting portion includes an effective optical section and a first annular surface. The light absorbing portion is located on at least one surface of an object-side surface and an image-side surface of the dual molded lens element, wherein a plastic material and a color of the light absorbing portion are different from a plastic material and a color of the light transmitting portion, and the light absorbing portion includes an opening and a second annular surface. A step surface of the second annular surface is formed by the first annular surface and the second annular surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Ta Chou, I-Wei Lai
  • Patent number: 10436952
    Abstract: A plastic lens element includes an effective optical portion and a peripheral portion in order from an optical axis to an edge thereof. The peripheral portion includes a plurality of rib structures, wherein each of the rib structures has a strip shape in a radial direction of the optical axis, and the rib structures are arranged around the effective optical portion and indirectly connected to the effective optical portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10437019
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a camera optical lens. The camera optical lens including, in an order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens and a seventh lens. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Oinuma, Lei Zhang, Yanmei Wang
  • Patent number: 10437012
    Abstract: An optical imaging system leveraging an ultra-thin flat metalens to increase system functionality with a reduced set of imaging sensors. The optical imaging system is particularly adept at reconfiguring to and camouflaging within its external environmental.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Gurin
  • Patent number: 10409331
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cover glass capable of preventing malfunction of an electrostatic touch screen and expressing a design characteristic of unique texture. The cover glass used for an electrostatic touch screen in an electronic device includes: a glass substrate provided with finely curved parts; and a window decoration made of a metallic material and provided on one surface of the glass substrate so as to correspond to the finely curved parts, wherein the window decoration comprises a plurality of metallic thin film figures electrically insulated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ELK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chul Park
  • Patent number: 10387580
    Abstract: A method for designing freeform surface is provided. An initial surface is established. A plurality of feature rays are selected. A plurality of intersections of the plurality of feature rays with an unknown freeform surface are calculated based on a given object-image relationship and a vector form of the Snell's law. The plurality of intersections are a plurality of feature data points. An unknown freeform surface equation is obtained by surface fitting the plurality of feature data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong Yang, Jun Zhu, Guo-Fan Jin, Shou-Shan Fan