With Reflecting Element Patents (Class 359/726)
  • Patent number: 10606048
    Abstract: An imaging optical unit serves within a metrology system for examining a lithography mask. The lithography mask can be arranged in an object field of the imaging optical unit. The object field is defined by two mutually perpendicular object field coordinates. The imaging optical unit has an aperture stop of which the aspect ratio in the direction of the two object field coordinates differs from 1. This results in an imaging optical unit which can be used for the examination of lithography masks that are designed for projection exposure with an anamorphic projection optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Ruoff, Ralf Müller, Susanne Beder, Ulrich Matejka, Hans-Jürgen Mann, Jens Timo Neumann
  • Patent number: 10598902
    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 stop, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. The first lens is made of glass material, the second lens is made of plastic material, the third lens is made of plastic material, the fourth lens is made of plastic material, and the fifth lens is made of plastic material. The camera optical lens further satisfies specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Yanmei Wang
  • Patent number: 10571815
    Abstract: A lithographic apparatus having a substrate table, a projection system, an encoder system, a measurement frame and a measurement system. The substrate table has a holding surface for holding a substrate. The projection system is for projecting an image on the substrate. The encoder system is for providing a signal representative of a position of the substrate table. The measurement system is for measuring a property of the lithographic apparatus. The holding surface is along a plane. The projection system is at a first side of the plane. The measurement frame is arranged to support at least part of the encoder system and at least part of the measurement system at a second side of the plane different from the first side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Hans Butler, Engelbertus Antonius Fransiscus Van Der Pasch, Paul Corné Henri De Wit
  • Patent number: 10563840
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a lighting device comprising: a light source unit comprising a plurality of light emitting elements; a conversion unit for converting light emitted from the light source unit; a reflection unit for reflecting light which has passed through the conversion unit; and a half mirror member, which is disposed on the top of the reflection unit, for transmitting a portion of incident light and reflecting a portion of the incident light. The conversion unit includes an optical pattern for selectively transmitting light emitted from the light source unit, the light source unit is disposed on a periphery portion of the reflection unit, and the height of the center portion of the reflection unit is greater than the height of the periphery portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Lee, Seong Jin Kim, Young Jae Choi, Sa Rum Han
  • Patent number: 10449898
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing supplementary alert information. The method includes monitoring, using processing circuitry, one or more systems in a vehicle to determine an alert mode when an alert is generated. The method further includes identifying, using the processing circuitry, supplementary alert information associated with the alert mode. The supplementary alert information includes an explanation of a trigger of the alert. The method further includes outputting the supplementary alert information to a user of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Rini Sherony, Tina Brunetti Sayer
  • Patent number: 10443833
    Abstract: To provide a light device that can suppress the heat influence. In a tail light having LED chips, an electronic component that turns on the LED chips, and a first substrate, and a second substrate, and a third substrate on which the LED chips and the electronic component are disposed, a plurality of the first substrate, the second substrate, and the third substrate are independently provided, and are spaced from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Tsuchiya, Yosuke Koike
  • Patent number: 10437022
    Abstract: Compact folded lens systems are described that may be used in small form factor cameras. Lens systems are described that may include five lens elements with refractive power, with a light folding element such as a prism, located between a first lens element on the object side of the lens system and a second lens element, that redirects the light refracted from the first lens element from a first axis onto a second axis on which the other lens elements and a photosensor are arranged. The lens systems may include an aperture stop located behind the front vertex of the lens system, for example at the first lens element, and an optional infrared filter, for example located between the last lens element and a photosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuhong Yao, Yoshikazu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10429565
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides an optic, which comprises a light pipe extending from a proximal end to a distal end about an optical axis, said light pipe being adapted to receive at its proximal end at least a portion of light emitted by a light source. The optic further comprises a central reflector optically coupled to said distal end of the light pipe for receiving at least a portion of the light transmitted through the light pipe and reflecting said received light, a peripheral reflector optically coupled to said central reflector for receiving at least a portion of said reflected light, and an output surface. The peripheral reflect is configured to redirect at least a portion of the light received from the central reflector to said output surface for exiting the optic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fraen Corporation
    Inventors: James Preston, Brien J. Housand, Michael Zollers
  • Patent number: 10422505
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a lighting device comprising: a light source unit comprising a plurality of light emitting elements; a conversion unit for converting light emitted from the light source unit; a reflection unit for reflecting light which has passed through the conversion unit; and a half mirror member, which is disposed on the top of the reflection unit, for transmitting a portion of incident light and reflecting a portion of the incident light. The conversion unit includes an optical pattern for selectively transmitting light emitted from the light source unit, the light source unit is disposed on a periphery portion of the reflection unit, and the height of the center portion of the reflection unit is greater than the height of the periphery portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Lee, Seong Jin Kim, Young Jae Choi, Sa Rum Han
  • Patent number: 10317673
    Abstract: A head-up display device is improved in performance by a reduction in size and the satisfactory correction of optical aberration. A head-up display device includes a projection optical system that projects an image displayed on an image display surface to a reflective optical surface disposed at a position facing an predetermined observation position of an observer and allows the observer to visually recognize the enlarged image as a virtual image. In a case in which an optical path, which extends from a center of the image display surface and reaches a center of an eye box, is referred to as an optical axis, the projection optical system includes a first mirror having negative power near the optical axis and a second mirror having positive power near the optical axis in this order from the image display surface and Conditional Expressions (1) and (2) are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 10317676
    Abstract: A head-up display device is improved in performance by a reduction in size and the satisfactory correction of optical aberration. A head-up display device includes an image display surface that displays an image, a reflective optical surface that is disposed at a position facing an predetermined observation position of an observer, and a projection optical system that projects the image displayed on the image display surface to the reflective optical surface disposed at the predetermined observation position and allows the observer to visually recognize the enlarged image as a virtual image. In a case in which an optical path, which extends from a center of the image display surface and reaches a center of an eye box, is referred to as an optical axis, the projection optical system includes a first mirror and a second mirror in this order from the image display surface and Conditional Expression (1) is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 10292574
    Abstract: In the case of an objective arrangement (1) having a deflection unit (4) which guides an imaging beam path (9) from a light entrance (2) to a light exit (3) via a first reflection surface (6) and a second reflection surface (7), it is provided to embody a region (8) of total internal reflection at least in the second reflection surface (7), with this region being configured for total internal reflection in the imaging beam path (9) and this region forming part of a transmission region (5) that is disposed upstream of the first reflection surface (6), through which imaging rays from the light entrance (2) are incident on the first reflection surface (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Schölly Fiberoptic GmbH
    Inventors: Jonas Tuscher, Florian Wirth
  • Patent number: 10234616
    Abstract: A luminaire having a waveguide suspended beneath a mounting element, the waveguide has a first surface proximal to the mounting element, a second surface distal to the mounting element, and an edge between the first and the second surfaces. At least one cavity extends into the waveguide from the first surface to the second surface. A LED component is coupled to the waveguide so as to emit light into the cavity. LED support structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Tarsa, Hormoz Benjamin, Bernd P. Keller, Kurt S. Wilcox, Zongjie Yuan
  • Patent number: 10234615
    Abstract: An illumination device can include a light source; and a light guiding lens for receiving light from the light source. The light guiding lens includes a light emission portion that extends in a predetermined direction and has a main surface with reflecting cuts, and a light guiding portion provided to the light emission portion at an end portion thereof in the predetermined direction. The light guiding portion is configured to project more than the light emission portion in a thickness direction of the light emission portion and extend along the end portion of the light emission portion. The light source is disposed to face to an end face of the light guiding portion in an extending direction of the light guiding portion, the end face projecting more than the light emission portion. An end face of the light guiding portion has reflecting cuts arranged in the extending direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi Osaka, Daisuke Nakashima, Naoya Sone, Norifumi Imazeki, Mari Kawabata
  • Patent number: 10217415
    Abstract: A display device includes a plurality of sub-pixels. The display device displays a specific image composed of display lines. A display line of the specific image is supplied to a portion of the sub-pixels through the data lines to form an arrangement of brightness and darkness with a period of Q×M, and a pixel is composed by Q sub-pixels. The plurality of sub-pixels corresponding to the display line have a polarity distribution with a second period of 2N, and 2N sub-pixels in one period are divided into a first region containing first to N-th sub-pixels and a second region containing (N+1)-th to 2N-th sub-pixels. The polarity distribution of the first to N-th sub-pixels is opposite to that of the (N+1)-th to 2N-th sub-pixels. The least common multiple of M and N is an odd multiple of N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cheng-Yen Lin
  • Patent number: 10185092
    Abstract: Structures for grating couplers and methods of fabricating a structure including grating couplers. A first grating coupler includes a first plurality of grating structures. An interconnect structure includes a first metallization level that is positioned over the first grating coupler. A second grating coupler includes a second plurality of grating structures that are arranged in the first metallization level to overlap with the first grating coupler. The second plurality of grating structures are composed of a metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.
    Inventors: Yusheng Bian, Ajey Poovannummoottil Jacob
  • Patent number: 10175465
    Abstract: An optoelectronic component includes at least one radiation source that produced electromagnetic radiation, a reflector, and a lens, wherein the reflector deviates a part of the radiation of the radiation source into a desired beam direction, the lens deviates at least a part of the radiation of the radiation source into the desired beam direction, the lens has a first side face which is conical at least in some areas, the first side face faces toward the radiation source, and the reflector has a concave first section and a second convex section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Jaeger
  • Patent number: 10139595
    Abstract: An optical assembly for a point action camera or other compact digital camera having a wide field of view, includes multiple lens elements, including at least one lens element that has an aspheric lens surface. The optical assembly is configured to provide a field of view in excess of 120 degrees. The optical assembly includes a ratio of a diameter of a first lens element at the object end of the optical assembly to an image diagonal is less than approximately 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Navitar Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Russell Hudyma, Michael Thomas, Ian Wallhead, Arash Ghorbani
  • Patent number: 10139072
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lighting unit (1) for a headlight (100), in particular for a headlight for a motor vehicle, wherein the lighting unit at least comprises: *) a first light source group (10), which first light source group (10) comprises at least one light source (11, 12, 13, 14), *) a the second light source group (20), which second light source group (20) comprises at least one light source (21), wherein the first light source group (10) is configured to generate a first light function, and wherein the second light source group (20) is configured to generate a second light function, which is different from the first light function, and wherein each light source (11, 12, 13, 14) of the first light source group (10) couples light into an optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) associated with the respective light source (11, 12, 13, 14), and wherein each light source (21) of the second light source group (20) couples light into an optics element (121) associated with the respective light source (21), a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ZKW Group GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Seyrlehner, Andreas Bauer, Bernd Eichinger
  • Patent number: 10113910
    Abstract: An image capture device, such as a smartphone or point of sale scanner, is adapted for use as an imaging spectrometer, by synchronized pulsing of different LED light sources as different image frames are captured by the image sensor. A particular implementation employs the CIE color matching functions, and/or their orthogonally transformed functions, to enable direct chromaticity capture. These and various other configurations of spectral capture devices are employed to capture spectral images comprised of spectral vectors having multi-dimensions per pixel. These spectral images are processed for use in object identification, classification, and a variety of other applications. Particular applications include produce (e.g., fruit or vegetable) identification. A great variety of other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Hugh L. Brunk, Geoffrey B. Rhoads, Cynthia Archer, Arlie Conner
  • Patent number: 10114154
    Abstract: An optical head for receiving an incident light is provided. The optical head comprises a reflective diffuser and a reflector disposed to face the reflective diffuser. The reflective diffuser is disposed in an optical path of the incident light and shields the reflector from the incident light. The reflective diffuser converts the incident light to scattered light having a Lambertian pattern. The reflector has an optical output section that transmits the scattered light and a reflective section that reflects the scattered light to the reflective diffuser and/or the other portions of the reflective sections. An optical system using the optical head is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OTO PHOTONICS INC.
    Inventor: Chien-Hsiang Hung
  • Patent number: 10067222
    Abstract: A laser rangefinder includes a light source, a scanning mirror that scans laser light emitted from the light source by oscillating about an axis of oscillation J extending in a predetermined direction, a first lens that is disposed on an optical path of reflected light from a target object and condenses the reflected light onto the scanning mirror, a second lens that is disposed on an optical path of and condenses reflected light from the scanning mirror, and a photodetector that receives the reflected light condensed by the second lens. The first lens and the second lens are disposed in positions other than positions on an optical path of the laser light between a point of emission from the light source and a point of exit from the laser rangefinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tomohisa Hirai, Ryusuke Horibe, Manabu Murayama, Shingo Setono, Yuichiro Masuda, Atsushi Mushimoto, Fumitoshi Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10031322
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic image pickup system whose depth dimension is extremely reduced, taking advantage of an optical system type that can overcome conditions imposed on the movement of a zooming movable lens group while high specifications and performance are kept. The electronic image pickup system comprises an optical path-bending zoom optical system comprising, in order from its object side, a 1-1st lens group G1-1 comprising a negative lens group and a reflecting optical element P for bending an optical path, a 1-2nd lens group G1-2 comprising one positive lens and a second lens group G2 having positive refracting power. For zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, the second lens group G2 moves only toward the object side. The electronic image pickup system also comprises an electronic image pickup device I located on the image side of the zoom optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Mihara, Hirokazu Konishi, Toyoharu Hanzawa, Masahito Watanabe, Atsujiro Ishii, Tetsuhide Takeyama, Ayami Imamura
  • Patent number: 10024521
    Abstract: An optical element for influencing a light emitted by a light source, having a front side facing away from and a rear side facing the light source. A recess for the input of the light is formed on the rear side, and a deflecting surface region is formed. On the front side, a frontside surface region is formed. First light beams (L1) entering the optical element via the recess, are totally reflected at the deflecting surface region and exit the optical element via the front-side surface region. The front-side surface region causes the second light beams (L2) of the light, which enter the optical element via the recess and then hit the front-side surface region directly, to undergo total reflection. High intensity light beams from the light source can be distributed onto a larger region reducing the maximum luminance of the light emitted via the front-side surface region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH
    Inventor: Stephan Ebner
  • Patent number: 10007115
    Abstract: Fixed position optical devices for displaying augmented reality images are provided herein. In one embodiment an optical device includes a AIIE having a waveguide that reflects a computer generated image along a central viewing axis, the computer generated image being received from an image generator optically coupled to the waveguide, and a fixed lens assembly for coupling a background image with the computer generated image to create the augmented reality display, the fixed lens assembly including a proximal lens disposed on one side of the waveguide, the proximal lens being fixedly spaced apart from the waveguide at a first distance, and a distal lens disposed on an opposing side of the AIIE from the one side, the distal lens being fixedly spaced apart from the waveguide at a second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Philip Greenhalgh, David Crosby, David Hayes
  • Patent number: 10007187
    Abstract: An imaging optical system for a projection exposure system has at least one anamorphically imaging optical element. This allows a complete illumination of an image field in a first direction with a large object-side numerical aperture in this direction, without the extent of the reticle to be imaged having to be enlarged and without a reduction in the throughput of the projection exposure system occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Mann
  • Patent number: 9958399
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an imaging apparatus includes a light source for illumination, a stage on which an imaging object illuminated by illumination light from the light source is to be placed, a critical illumination optical system configured to supply the illumination light to the imaging object placed on the stage, and to have a greater magnification in a first axis direction than in a second axis direction, an imaging optical system configured to form an image of the imaging object placed on the stage and illuminated using the critical illumination optical system, and a detector configured to detect the image of the imaging object formed by the imaging optical system, and to have a detection area longer in the first axis direction than in the second axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takeshi Yamane, Tsuneo Terasawa
  • Patent number: 9933610
    Abstract: The oblique-viewing objective optical system includes a front-side lens group having a negative refractive power, an optical path converting element, an aperture stop, and a rear-side lens group having a positive refractive power. The front-side lens group includes a first lens and a second lens, and the rear-side lens group includes a third lens and a cemented lens which includes a positive biconvex lens and a meniscus-shape negative lens. The first lens is a negative lens having a concave surface directed toward an image-plane side, and the second lens is a single lens having a convex surface directed toward the image-plane side or a cemented lens, and the third lens is a positive lens. The following conditional expressions (1) to (3) are satisfied: 1.6<D1/f<4.7??(1), 1.0<D2/f<3.3??(2), and 9.0<L/f<31.0??(3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Takasugi
  • Patent number: 9910266
    Abstract: A spectral instrument including a light source configured to produce a light beam, the light beam comprising a plurality of wavelengths, and the light beam being about collimated or pseudo-collimated. The spectral instrument also includes a spectral dispersion device in optical communication with the light source. The spectral instrument also includes a screen disposed in the optical path after the spectral dispersion device. The screen comprises a material configured to be substantially opaque to at least some of the plurality of wavelengths. The screen is sized and dimensioned to at least partially block selected ones of the plurality of wavelengths. The screen is movable with respect to an axis of the screen. The spectral instrument also includes an imaging lens disposed in the optical path and disposed either after the screen or before the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas Ralph Jungwirth, Gregory Alexander Campbell
  • Patent number: 9883788
    Abstract: A stereoscopic endoscope pupil configuration for embedding in a stereoscopic endoscope, the shape of the cross section of the stereoscopic endoscope is a predetermined closed two-dimensional shape, the stereoscopic endoscope pupil configuration including at least two pupils, each of the at least two pupils having a shape covering a different unique portion of the two-dimensional closed shape, and together the at least two pupils substantially fully forming the two-dimensional closed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Visionsense Ltd.
    Inventor: Mark Shechterman
  • Patent number: 9869846
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens includes a front lens group, a reflective element and a rear lens group arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side along an optical axis. The optical axis includes a first optical axis and a second optical axis different from the first optical axis, and the first optical axis and the second optical axis have an intersection point located at the reflective element. The front lens group includes a first lens element and a second lens element arranged along the first optical axis, and the rear lens group includes a third lens element and a fourth lens element arranged along the second optical axis. The optical imaging lens satisfies: D1M?3.6 mm, wherein D1M is a distance from an object-side surface of the first lens element to the intersection point along the first optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Matthew Bone, Yanbin Chen, Feng Li
  • Patent number: 9857552
    Abstract: The lens tube includes a cylindrical barrel, a holder, a cap, and a stress applying portion. The barrel houses at least one first lens. The holder houses an imaging element and is fixed to a substrate. The holder is configured to allow one end of the barrel in an axial direction to be screwed into the holder such that an optical axis of the first lens and an optical axis of the imaging element are aligned with each other. The cap is mountable to the barrel by allowing the other end of the barrel in the axial direction to be screwed into the cap. The stress applying portion is located between the holder and the cap when the barrel is screwed into the holder and the cap, and applies a stress in a direction in which the cap is separated from the holder. The first lens is held and fixed between a first stopper formed on the cap and a second stopper formed in the barrel when the cap is mounted to the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Takama, Noboru Kawasaki, Takayuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9823408
    Abstract: An optical waveguide includes a body of optically transmissive material having a width substantially greater than an overall thickness thereof. The body of material has a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and a plurality of interior bores extending between the first and second sides each adapted to receive a light emitting diode. Extraction features are disposed on the second side and the extraction features direct light out of at least the first side and at least one extraction feature forms a taper disposed at an outer portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cree, Inc.
    Inventors: Zongjie Yuan, Kurt S. Wilcox, Eric J. Tarsa, Fabian Jean-Daniel Rol, James Ibbetson, Bernd P. Keller, Nicholas W. Medendorp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9784417
    Abstract: A lighting device for use with one or more other networked devices is disclosed. In embodiments, the lighting device may comprise an outer globe, a diffuser, an outer cowling, a power input connector, a power control printed circuit board, a communication and control printed circuit board, an indicator printed circuit board, one or more microprocessors, a real-time clock, a supercapacitor, and an LED lighting printed circuit board. In embodiments, the real-time clock may be powered by the supercapacitor to track time without power from an input power source for the lighting device, enabling the lighting device to implement time-dependent settings, such as pre-programmed color temperatures and/or light intensities. The lighting device may communicate with one or more other networked devices, such as second lighting devices, mobile phones, servers, remote controls, and/or home or office automation equipment. The lighting device may be powered through a light socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: ASTRO, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun Springer
  • Patent number: 9759412
    Abstract: An illumination tool contains: a body, an extension assembly, and a mirror assembly. The body includes an accommodation mount having a light emitting element which face a first direction, and the body also includes a magnetic sleeve. The extension assembly couples with the body, and between the extension assembly and the body is defined a rotation structure. The mirror assembly includes a fitting portion, a holder and a first mirror which face a second direction. The holder has an L-shaped channel, and a first end of the channel corresponds to the accommodation mount. The lights illuminate into the channel from the first direction, and a second end of the channel curvedly extends to the second direction. The channel has a second mirror for reflecting the lights out of the second end of the channel in the second direction from the light emitting element in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Leo Shih
  • Patent number: 9733412
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a light guide and a lighting device with parallel light source. The light guide comprises a body with a light incident side and a light emergent side. The body comprises: a light incident surface; light emergent surfaces; and a light guide surface group provided with a plurality of light guide surfaces and used for guiding at least a part of the rays of light guided into the body via the light incident surface by total reflection, and determine out-emitting positions of the part of the light rays guided by total reflection by the light guide surface group, on the light emergent surfaces, so that the body is formed with bright areas with guided-out rays of light and dark areas without guided-out rays of light on the light emergent surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE OPTICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongyun Wang, Feng Zhou
  • Patent number: 9690102
    Abstract: Provided is a light guide prism including: an incident surface on which image light from a display device is incident; one or more reflection surfaces which reflect the image light incident thereon, the reflection surfaces including at least an emission side reflection surface; and an emission surface forming an acute angle with the emission side reflection surface and emitting the image light reflected by the emission side reflection surface, toward an eyeball of an observer. In one aspect, the light guide prism includes a prism tip disposed as protruding from an end of the emission side reflection surface and from an end of the emission surface, in a direction in which a width between the emission side reflection surface and the emission surface narrows. Further provided is an image display apparatus including: a display device which emits image light; the light guide prism; and a support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Shinya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9651243
    Abstract: A lighting device for use with one or more other networked devices is disclosed. In embodiments, the lighting device may comprise an outer globe, a diffuser, a plurality of light pipes, an outer cowling, a power input connector, a power control printed circuit board, a communication and control printed circuit board, an indicator printed circuit board, one or more microprocessors, an auxiliary device, and an LED lighting printed circuit board. In embodiments, the lighting device may communicate with one or more other networked devices, such as second lighting devices, mobile phones, servers, remote controls, and/or home or office automation equipment. The lighting device may be powered through a light socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ASTRO, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun Springer
  • Patent number: 9625634
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a light conducting device, a backlight module and a display device. The light conducting device cooperates with a light source to form a backlight module. The light conducting device includes at least one light receiving surface. The light receiving surface includes a plurality of annular sub-receiving surfaces configured to cause received light from the light source to be emitted in a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shang Wang, Qiuxiang Li
  • Patent number: 9599302
    Abstract: The invention relates to a headlight lens for a vehicle headlight, more particularly for a motor vehicle headlight, wherein the headlight lens has a body composed of a transparent material, wherein the body comprises a first light tunnel, which undergoes transition with a first bend into a light-conducting part, wherein the body comprises at least one second light tunnel, which undergoes transition with the second bend into the light-conducting part, wherein the body or the light-conducting part has a first optically active light exit surface for imaging the first bend as a bright-dark boundary, and wherein the body or the light-conducting part has a second optically active light exit surface for imaging the second bend as a bright-dark boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Docter Optics SE
    Inventors: Dmitry Fedosik, Wolfram Wintzer
  • Patent number: 9563103
    Abstract: An image stabilization apparatus comprises: a first optical correction unit; a second optical correction unit that is arranged at a position different from the first optical correction unit in an optical axis direction of the first optical correction unit; and a control unit configured to execute a first control mode in which camera shake is optically corrected by shifting the first optical correction unit in a direction that is different from an optical axis based on a camera shake correction signal calculated from output from a camera shake detection unit, and in which the second optical correction unit is shifted in a direction different from the optical axis to correct aberration that occurs due to shifting the first optical correction unit in a direction different from the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenji Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9557465
    Abstract: A light guide plate includes: an annular part formed in an annular shape along an element array of multiple light emitting elements; and an annular inner part formed on an annular inside of the annular part continuously with the annular part. The annular part includes: an element array-facing part which is a part facing the element array and which has an incident surface to allow light emitted from the light emitting elements to enter; and a first reflecting part which is a part located closer to the annular inner part than the element array-facing part, and which has a reflecting surface for reflecting the light entering from the incident surface toward the annular inner part. The first reflecting part includes a first light scattering region having a light scattering treatment applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Kadoriku, Ryoma Murase
  • Patent number: 9494707
    Abstract: A method can include providing borehole data organized with respect to a cylindrical surface, defining one or more bedding planes based at least in part on the borehole data, and transforming at least a portion of the borehole data to a planar slab format for a plane interior to the cylindrical surface. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Anish Kumar, Florent Bringer, George Richard Kear, Cormac Parsons, Florent d'Halluin
  • Patent number: 9464786
    Abstract: A lens having a first surface (1) and a second surface (2). The first surface (1) and the second surface (2) are mirror symmetric to a first symmetric plane (A) passing through an optical axis (Y) of the lens and extend in a first direction (X) perpendicular to the optical axis (Y). The curve profiles of the first surface (1) and the second surface (2) on the cross sections perpendicular to the first direction (X) are configured in such a way that light emitting from a light source (3) arranged at a predetermined position of a second surface side is refracted by the first surface (1) and the second surface (2) to be emitted in a direction which is offset from the optical axis (Y) by more than a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Chenglong Dai, Yubao He, Yabin Luo, Hui Wu
  • Patent number: 9435935
    Abstract: A light guide plate for the edge-lit backlight module comprises a first recessed portion and a second recessed portion. The first recessed portion is provided at the bottom of a light incident end of the light guide plate for accommodating a light source. The second recessed portion is provided at the top of the light incident end of the light guide plate, corresponding to the first recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shanshan Zhou
  • Patent number: 9408527
    Abstract: An endoscope and endoscopic surgical system for improving the image resolution/performance of a solid state variable direction of view endoscope. The endoscope and endoscopic surgical system has an optical rotator element that optically rotates the entire wide-angle field so as to make any portion of the wide-angle field visible to an image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans David Hoeg, George E. Duckett, III
  • Patent number: 9408282
    Abstract: A lighting device for use with one or more other networked devices is disclosed. In embodiments, the lighting device may comprise an outer globe, a diffuser, a plurality of light pipes, an outer cowling, a power input connector, a power control printed circuit board, a communication and control printed circuit board, an indicator printed circuit board, one or more microprocessors, an auxiliary device, and an LED lighting printed circuit board. In embodiments, the lighting device may communicate with one or more other networked devices, such as second lighting devices, mobile phones, servers, remote controls, and/or home or office automation equipment. The lighting device may be powered through a light socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ASTRO, INC.
    Inventor: Shaun Springer
  • Patent number: 9347640
    Abstract: An illuminating device is provided. The illuminating device includes a light source and a lampshade. The light source provides a first light beam and a second light beam. The lampshade includes a first curved surface and a second curved surface. The first light beam is refracted by the first curved surface. The second light beam is reflected by the second curved surface, and a curvature of the first curved surface differs from a curvature of the second curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsueh-Chih Chang, Sheng-Pan Huang, Chiu-Ling Chen
  • Patent number: 9329374
    Abstract: A projection lens includes a rear face through which light emitted from a light source enters, and a front face from which the light is emitted in front of a vehicle in a predetermined light distribution pattern. The projection lens is configured such that, upon entering the projection lens, an incoming wavefront emitted from the light source is internally reflected by a first reflection region of the front face, a first intermediate wavefront generated by the internal reflection by the first reflection region is internally reflected by a second reflection region of the rear face, a second intermediate wavefront generated by the internal reflection by the second reflection region is refracted by a refraction region of the front face, and the refracted wavefront is emitted as an outgoing wavefront. The second reflection region is an optical surface determined based on the first intermediate wavefront and the second intermediate wavefront.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Otani, Naoki Uchida, Noriko Sato
  • Patent number: 9328885
    Abstract: A vehicle lighting unit includes LEDs mounted on a substrate, and an elongated inner lens configured to receive light from the LEDs and guide the light along its lengthwise direction so as to emit light from its front surface. The inner lens includes a first light guiding section extending in the left-to-right direction and a second light guiding section extending in the vertical direction, and a bending section between the first and second light guiding sections. The bending section includes a first reflection surface and a second reflection surface. The first and second reflection surfaces internally reflect light toward the first and second light guiding sections, respectively. The LEDs include a first LED and a second LED, disposed in the rear of the first reflection surface and the second reflection surface, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Asaki Ichikawa, Norifumi Imazeki