With Light Limiting Or Controlling Means Patents (Class 359/738)
  • Patent number: 10871624
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes an optical element, and an attached member to which the optical element is attached. The optical element and the attached member are adhered to each other by an adhesive while the optical element and the attached member contact each other. The optical element includes a flange part that projects from an outer peripheral surface to an outer periphery direction. The adhesive is adhered so as to cover the flange part in an adhesion area where the optical element and the attached member are applied to each other by the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 10845586
    Abstract: The endoscope optical system includes in order from an object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, and a third lens group having a positive refractive power. Switching between a normal observation and a magnified observation is possible by fixing the first lens group and the third lens group, and moving the second lens group. The third lens group includes a cemented lens. The cemented lens includes an object-side lens and an image-side lens, and the following conditional expressions (1) and (2) are satisfied: 0.471<nd02?nd01<0.475??(1) 52.6<vd01?vd02<53??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masahiro Katakura
  • Patent number: 10718924
    Abstract: A lens module with auto-focusing mechanism includes a plastic lens barrel, a lens assembly, an auto-focusing mechanism and a coil regulating structure. The plastic lens barrel includes a front end portion, a rear end portion and an outer side portion, wherein the front end portion includes a front end surface and a front end hole, the rear end portion includes a rear end opening, the outer side portion connects the front end portion and the rear end portion. The lens assembly is disposed in the plastic lens barrel, and includes a plurality of lens elements. The auto-focusing mechanism is connected to the plastic lens barrel, and includes a coil being polygon. The coil regulating structure is located on the outer side portion of the plastic lens barrel, and is integrated with the plastic lens barrel, wherein the coil is connected and positioned to the coil regulating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10680023
    Abstract: Optoelectronic modules include a silicon substrate in which or on which there is an optoelectronic device. An optics assembly is disposed over the optoelectronic device, and a spacer separates the silicon substrate from the optics assembly. Methods of fabricating such modules also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ams Sensors Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hartmut Rudmann, Mario Cesana, Jens Geiger, Peter Roentgen, Vincenzo Condorelli
  • Patent number: 10668693
    Abstract: A composite light blocking sheet includes a first surface layer, a second surface layer, an inside substrate layer and a central axis. The first surface layer has a first opening and a first outer surface connected to the first opening. The second surface layer has a second opening and a second outer surface connected to the second opening. The inside substrate layer has a substrate opening and is disposed between the first surface layer and the second surface layer and connects the first surface layer and the second surface layer. The central axis is coaxial with the first opening, the second opening and the substrate opening. More than 95% of the first outer surface has a first gloss being GU1, more than 95% of the second outer surface has a second gloss being GU2, and the first gloss GU1 and the second gloss GU2 satisfy specific conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Lin, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10670780
    Abstract: The present invention provides a Fresnel lens that can reduce generation of concentric stray light. The Fresnel lens includes a sawtooth corrugated face that is formed by alternately disposing a first face inclined relative to optical axis A and a second face substantially parallel to optical axis A, and a light shielding mask is formed at a position corresponding to the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken′ichi Kasazumi, Toshiya Mori, Kosuke Kubota, Masahito Ogata, Hiroaki Okayama, Satoshi Kuzuhara
  • Patent number: 10578839
    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. 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. The opening is non-circular and disposed correspondingly to the effective optical section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Lin, I-Wei Lai, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10571680
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes an optical unit in which a plurality of lenses have relative positions fixed by a transparent resin that fills spaces among the plurality of lenses, and an image pickup substrate in which a light receiving section configured to receive light that is caused to be incident from the optical unit is formed on a principal surface, the optical unit being bonded to the principal surface via an adhesive, and the optical system includes an objective optical system including a plurality of lenses, and inter-lens distances of the plurality of lenses are defined by a spacer, a diaphragm, or the transparent resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takatoshi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10560983
    Abstract: A computer is programmed to modify an electrical property to adjust an opacity of a sensor cover window. The computer is programmed to actuate an excitation source to emit electro-magnetic beams toward the cover window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Seubert, Kenneth Edward Nietering, Mark Edward Nichols
  • Patent number: 10539804
    Abstract: An imaging lens assembly includes a plastic barrel and an imaging lens set. The plastic barrel includes an object-side aperture and a first annular surface. The imaging lens set includes a plurality of optical elements, wherein at least one of the optical elements is a plastic lens element, and the plastic lens element includes an effective optical portion, a peripheral portion, a second annular surface, and an object-side connecting surface. The peripheral portion is formed around the effective optical portion. The second annular surface is formed on an object-side surface of the plastic lens element and surrounds the effective optical portion. The object-side connecting surface is formed on the object-side surface of the plastic lens element and surrounds the effective optical portion, and the object-side connecting surface is connected with one of the optical elements disposed on an object side of the plastic lens element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chi Tang, Cheng-Chen Lin, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10527814
    Abstract: A lens unit with multiple lenses includes at least a glass lens arranged in an optical axis direction and a lens barrel holding the lenses. The lens barrel includes a lens holder holding the glass lens. An object side face of the lens holder is formed with multiple projecting parts supporting an adjacent lens which is adjacent to the glass lens on the object side. The projecting parts is structured as a distance determination part adjusting and determining a space distance between the glass lens and the adjacent lens by using a heat press process. A crushing amount of the projecting parts is determined with a lens face of the glass lens as a reference. The space distance between the glass lens and the adjacent lens is adjusted to restrain focus deviation due to a thickness error of the glass lens occurred at the time of molding the glass lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Komiyama, Tsuyoshi Hiraga
  • Patent number: 10527813
    Abstract: A plastic lens is fixed by a holder biting into the plastic lens, a side surface of the plastic lens has a gate trace, and a bite amount into the plastic lens of the holder closest to the gate trace is smaller than an average bite amount into the plastic lens of the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Daigo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10492690
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a tip for a laser handpiece includes: a light radiating module configured to radiate a laser toward a target; and a light receiving module configured to receive at least a portion of light which is generated by the laser radiated onto the target as received light. The light radiating module includes: a base which has an inner space formed therein to allow the laser to pass therethrough; a fixing portion which is coupled to a lower portion of the base and has a penetrating hole formed therein to allow the laser to pass therethrough; and a module connecting member which is interposed and fixed between the base and the fixing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SPECLIPSE, INC.
    Inventors: Sung Hyun Pyun, Wanki Min
  • Patent number: 10437025
    Abstract: A method for packaging applies to packaging a plurality of wafer-level lenses. Each wafer-level lens includes (a) a substrate with opposite facing first and second surfaces and (b) a respective lens element on at least one of the first and second surfaces. Each lens element has a lens surface facing away from the substrate. The method includes partially encasing the plurality of wafer-level lenses with a housing material to produce a wafer of packaged wafer-level lenses. In the wafer of packaged wafer-level lenses, the housing material supports each of the plurality of wafer-level lenses by contacting the respective substrate, and the housing is shaped to form a plurality of housings for the plurality of wafer-level lenses, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Wei Wan, Wei-Ping Chen, Jui-Yi Chiu, Jau-Jan Deng
  • Patent number: 10382130
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for a dual mode vehicle camera for visual light communication. An example vehicle includes a camera, a visual light communication (VLC) module, and a camera module. The camera includes a lens removable from a light path between an aperture and a CMOS sensor. The VLC module is communicatively coupled to the camera. The VLC module selects between first and second modes, and when in the second mode, removes the lens from the light path to receive VLC data via the camera. Additionally, the camera module captures images via camera when the VLC module selects the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Grant Inskeep
  • Patent number: 10353174
    Abstract: A four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image are provided. In the order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10330913
    Abstract: At least two images (201-1-201-3) of an object (100) are obtained, wherein each image has an illumination field (110-1-110-3) associated therewith, which is associated with predetermined beam shape properties (111-1-111-3). For each one of the at least two images (201-1-201-3) an effect of the beam shape properties is added to a predetermined approximation of the object, the approximation is adjusted by means of Fourier ptychography techniques on the basis of the respective image and then the effect of the beam shape properties is removed from the adapted approximation of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Stoppe, Christoph Husemann
  • Patent number: 10281735
    Abstract: An optical system includes an aperture diaphragm, a first optical element disposed on a light incident side of the aperture diaphragm, and a second optical element disposed on a light emission side of the aperture diaphragm. Transmittance distribution of the first optical element satisfies a predetermined conditional expression. Transmittance distribution of the second optical element satisfies a predetermined conditional expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomohiko Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10215962
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens system includes six lens elements which are, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. The first lens element has negative refractive power. The third lens element has an object-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof and an image-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof. The fourth lens element has positive refractive power. The fifth lens element has negative refractive power. The sixth lens element has positive refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ssu-Hsin Liu, Shu-Yun Yang
  • Patent number: 10095006
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. At least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force. The fifth lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang
  • Patent number: 10088651
    Abstract: The invention discloses a four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a four-piece optical module for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens with refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lenses are aspheric. The optical lens may increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeong-Ming Chang, Chien-Hsun Lai, Yao-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10073247
    Abstract: An image capturing optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element with negative refractive power has a concave image-side surface. The third lens element has a convex image-side surface. The fourth lens element has positive refractive power. The fifth lens element has a concave object-side surface. The image capturing optical lens assembly has a total of five lens elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tung-Yi Hsieh, Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10054764
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system is provided. In the order from an object side to an image side, the optical image capturing system includes a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements is aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Kuo-Yu Liao, Yao-Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10048468
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. At least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force. The fifth lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yao-Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10048464
    Abstract: The invention discloses a three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-piece optical module for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; and a third lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the three lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yao-Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10018807
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in 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. At least one lens among the first to the sixth lenses has positive refractive force. The seventh lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the seventh lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nai-Yuan Tang, Yao-Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9885853
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. At least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force. The fifth lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9864169
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system, sequentially including a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element and a fourth lens element from an object side to an image side, is disclosed. The first lens element has negative refractive power. The second through third lens elements have refractive power. The fourth lens element has positive refractive power. At least one of the image side surface and the object side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric. The optical lens elements can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9851251
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spectrometer comprising a combination of at least one grid (1) and at least one prism (2), characterized in that total reflexion is used to produce a compact spectrometer in at least one prism (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MICRO-EPSILON Optronic GmbH
    Inventor: Tobias Otto
  • Patent number: 9846295
    Abstract: The objective optical system includes in order from an object side, a first unit having a positive refractive power, a second unit having a negative refractive power, and a third unit having a positive refractive power, and focusing is carried out by moving the second unit, the first unit and the third unit are fixed at the time of focusing, and the first unit G1 includes in order from the object side, a negative lens L1, one of a positive lens and a cemented lens, and a positive lens, and the third unit includes a positive lens, and a cemented lens of a positive lens and a negative lens, and the objective optical system satisfies the following conditional expression (3) ?20<f2/f<?5??(3) where, f2 denotes a focal length of the second unit, and f denotes a focal length of the overall objective optical system in a normal observation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideyasu Takato
  • Patent number: 9835827
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens, wherein at least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force, the fifth lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point, and wherein the lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses whereby the optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9823450
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens. At least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force. The fifth lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point. The lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses. The optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9823442
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens, wherein at least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force and the fifth lens can have negative refractive force, and wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point such that the lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses, whereby the optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9817213
    Abstract: An optical imaging lens assembly that may have five lens components. The first, third, and fourth lens components may have positive refractive power. The second and fifth lens components may have negative refractive power. The third lens component may have convex object-side and convex image-side refractive surfaces. The fourth lens component may have convex object-side and concave image-side refractive surfaces. The first lens component may include a wafer lens having a lens element molded on one or both surfaces of a planar substrate or two wafer lenses having a lens element molded on one surface of each of two planar substrates. The wafer lens may include an electrically controlled electrochromic surface having variable light transmittance in response to an applied electrical voltage. The refracting surfaces may be aspheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Romeo I. Mercado
  • Patent number: 9804409
    Abstract: A six-piece optical lens for capturing image and a six-piece optical module for capturing image are provided. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens with refractive power, a second lens with refractive power, a third lens with refractive power, a fourth lens with refractive power, a fifth lens with refractive power and a sixth lens with refractive power. At least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the six lens elements is aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9798113
    Abstract: An imaging lens includes a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; and a sixth lens having negative refractive power, arranged from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens has an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface having positive curvature radii. The third lens has an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface having positive curvature radii. The fourth lens has an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface having negative curvature radii. The sixth lens is formed so that at least one of an object-side surface and an image plane-side surface is an aspherical surface and has at least one inflexion point. The first lens and the second lens have a specific composite focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: OPTICAL LOGIC INC., KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Kubota, Kenichi Kubota, Hitoshi Hirano, Yoshio Ise, Sayuri Noda
  • Patent number: 9798107
    Abstract: The invention discloses a three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-piece optical module for capturing image, which include, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens with positive refractive power having an object-side surface which can be convex; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; two surfaces of each of the three lenses can be both aspheric. The third lens can have positive refractive power, wherein an image-side surface thereof can be concave, and both surfaces thereof are aspheric; at least one surface of the third lens has an inflection point. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9753259
    Abstract: A six-piece optical lens for capturing image and a six-piece optical module for capturing image are provided. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens with refractive power, a second lens with refractive power, a third lens with refractive power, a fourth lens with refractive power, a fifth lens with refractive power and a sixth lens with refractive power. At least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the six lens elements is aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9753260
    Abstract: An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens, wherein at least one lens among the first to the fifth lenses has positive refractive force, the fifth lens can have negative refractive force, wherein both surfaces thereof are aspheric, and at least one surface thereof has an inflection point, and wherein the lenses in the optical image capturing system which have refractive power include the first to the fifth lenses, whereby the optical image capturing system can increase aperture value and improve the imaging quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yao-Wei Liu, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 9712809
    Abstract: Digital visible light (RGB) cameras incorporating an NIR apodization filter having a gradual transmission for at least the NIR band. In some embodiments, the NIR apodization filter is incorporated into a camera module having a single aperture. The NIR apodization filter may effectively reduce the NIR aperture size relative to the RGB aperture size. In some embodiments, the different depth of field (DOF) associated with the different aperture sizes is employed to compute depth information for a scene (e.g., through a sharpness disparity function). In further embodiments, other image processing is based on the enhanced NIR information collected by a single-lens CM, or a multi-camera implementation where at least one CM of a multi-camera platform incorporates an NIR apodization filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Ollila
  • Patent number: 9651722
    Abstract: An optical system includes a plurality of lenses, a diaphragm configured to adjust a light amount, and an optical element having a transmittance distribution. A transmittance of the optical element satisfies predetermined conditions. In addition, another predetermined condition is satisfied when the diaphragm is fully opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Ito, Hironobu Koga
  • Patent number: 9645383
    Abstract: An objective lens for an endoscope consists of, in order from the object side, a negative front group, an aperture stop and a positive rear group. The front group consists of, in order from the object side, a negative first lens and a cemented lens of a negative second lens and a positive third lens cemented together. The rear group consists of, in order from the object side, a positive lens and a cemented lens of a positive lens and a negative lens cemented together. The objective lens for an endoscope satisfies predetermined conditional expressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Baba
  • Patent number: 9612437
    Abstract: An optical lens module includes a lens assembly and a plastic barrel. The lens assembly includes a plurality of lens elements and is disposed in the plastic barrel. The plastic barrel includes an object-end portion, an image-end portion, an outer tube portion, an inner tube portion and at least one reflection reduction area. The image-end portion includes an image-end opening. The inner tube portion includes a plurality of parallel inner surfaces and a plurality of inclined inner surfaces, wherein the parallel inner surfaces are parallel to the central axis, and each of the inclined inner surfaces has an angle with the central axis. The reflection reduction area is disposed on one of the inclined inner surfaces closest to the image-end opening, wherein the reflection reduction area and the plastic barrel are integrally formed by an injection molding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Ta Chou, Cheng-Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 9608409
    Abstract: A laser component assembly includes a carrier including first and second component portions wherein each component portion has a chip mounting surface, a lens mounting surface and a stop surface, the stop surface of each component portion includes first and second stop partial surfaces, the first stop partial surface is formed on a first stop element and the second stop partial surface is formed on a second stop element, the chip mounting surface is arranged between the first stop element and the second stop element, the stop surface is oriented perpendicularly to the chip mounting surface, a laser chip arranged on the chip mounting surface, the laser component assembly as a lens bar comprising an optical lens component portion and the lens bar is arranged on the lens mounting surfaces of the component portions and bears against the stop surfaces of the component portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventor: Tilman Eckert
  • Patent number: 9543354
    Abstract: Various optoelectronic modules are described that include an optoelectronic device (e.g., a light emitting or light detecting element) and a transparent cover. Non-transparent material is provided on the sidewalls of the transparent cover, which, in some implementations, can help reduce light leakage from the sides of the transparent cover or can help prevent stray light from entering the module. Fabrication techniques for making the modules also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hartmut Rudmann, Simon Gubser, Susanne Westenhöfer, Stephan Heimgartner, Jens Geiger, Sonja Hanselmann, Christoph Friese, Xu Yi, Thng Chong Kim, John A. Vidallon, Ji Wang, Qi Chuan Yu, Kam Wah Leong
  • Patent number: 9478475
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a package structure. The package structure includes a chip, a conductive structure over the chip, a molding structure surrounding and underneath the chip, and a first passivation layer over the conductive structure. The chip includes an optical component and a chip conductive pad. The conductive structure is electrically coupled to the chip conductive pad. The conductive structure has a planar portion substantially in parallel with an upper surface of the chip. The first passivation layer has a first opening defined therein. The first opening exposes a portion of the planar portion. The package structure is configured to receive an electrical coupling through the first opening in the first passivation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan-Yu Lee, Chun-Hao Tseng, Jui Hsieh Lai, Tien-Yu Huang, Ying-Hao Kuo, Kuo-Chung Yee
  • Patent number: 9429768
    Abstract: An optical processor is presented for applying optical processing to a light field passing through a predetermined imaging lens unit. The optical processor comprises a pattern in the form of spaced apart regions of different optical properties. The pattern is configured to define a phase coder, and a dispersion profile coder. The phase coder affects profiles of Through Focus Modulation Transfer Function (TFMTF) for different wavelength components of the light field in accordance with a predetermined profile of an extended depth of focusing to be obtained by the imaging lens unit. The dispersion profile coder is configured in accordance with the imaging lens unit and the predetermined profile of the extended depth of focusing to provide a predetermined overlapping between said TFMTF profiles within said predetermined profile of the extended depth of focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Brien Holden Vision Institute
    Inventors: Zeev Zalevsky, Alex Zlotnik, Ido Raveh
  • Patent number: 9414050
    Abstract: A method for displaying three-dimensional integral images using a mask and a time division multiplexing which is configured in such a way that a three-dimensional image is displaced in a space as an element image obtained from a three-dimensional object is passed through a lenslet and a mask, the mask consisting of a blocking region through which an element image does not pass and a transmission region through which an element image passes, for thereby displaying three-dimensional images. The present invention is advantageous to play back a three-dimensional image the resolutions of which are enhanced in a depth-based integral imaging method using a time division display of an element image and a masked image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Dongseo University Technology Headquarter
    Inventors: Dong-Hak Shin, Yong-Seok Oh, Byung-Gook Lee
  • Patent number: 9405100
    Abstract: An image capturing optical lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element, and a sixth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface. The second lens element has refractive power. The third lens element with refractive power has a concave image-side surface. The fourth lens element has refractive power, and at least one surface thereof is aspheric. The fifth lens element with negative refractive power has a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface, and the surfaces thereof are aspheric. The sixth lens element with refractive power has a convex object-side surface, and an image-side surface changing from concave at a paraxial region thereof to convex at a peripheral region thereof, and the surfaces are aspheric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Chi Tang, Tsung-Han Tsai, Hsin-Hsuan Huang
  • Patent number: 9388957
    Abstract: A secondary optical element including a light incidence surface, a light emitting surface, and a connecting surface is provided. The light incidence surface includes a first and a second light incidence surfaces. The first light incidence surface is a curved surface recessed toward the light emitting surface. The light emitting surface is opposite to the light incidence surface and includes a first and a second light emitting surfaces. The first light emitting surface is a free-form surface recessed toward the light incidence surface or a flat surface. The second light emitting surface is a free-form surface. A diameter of the second light emitting surface is larger than a diameter of the second light incidence surface, and the connecting surface is connected between the second light incidence surface and the second light emitting surface. A light source module is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: National Chiao Tung University
    Inventors: Yu-Kai Hsu, Jui-Wen Pan, Yung-Chih Huang