With Lens Casing Patents (Class 359/808)
  • Patent number: 11002416
    Abstract: An information handling system includes an outer housing containing a processor configured to execute instructions to process information and a memory configured to store the information. The information handling system includes a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and corresponding electrical conductors disposed along a length of the membrane. The information handling system includes a diffuser configured to diffuse light emitted by the plurality of LEDs to provide light having uniform intensity over a contiguous path along the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Priyank Jatin Gajiwala
  • Patent number: 10816750
    Abstract: A lens module, including: a lens barrel in which a lens is accommodated, and a holder disposed at periphery of the lens barrel and holding the lens barrel. The lens barrel is provided with a mounting portion, the holder includes an object side surface and a side wall extending from the object side surface and surrounding the periphery of the lens barrel. The side wall is provided with a guiding groove formed by recessing from the side wall, and a locking groove communicating with the guiding groove. The guiding groove extends along axial direction of the holder, and end of the guiding groove communicates with the locking groove. The locking groove extends from the guiding groove along circumferential direction. The mounting portion matches with the guiding groove and slides into the locking groove, the mounting portion rotates along circumferential direction and is received and locked in the locking groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10602042
    Abstract: The present application discloses an imaging camera, including: a housing with an accommodation space and including a supporting part extending toward the accommodation space; a lens holder received in the accommodation space of the housing; a lens unit received in the lens holder; and a damping layer located at an image side of the lens holder. The supporting part is located at the image side of the lens holder, and the lens holder abuts against the supporting part via the damping layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10498381
    Abstract: Provided is a protector for a portable information terminal that protects the rear and front surfaces of the portable information terminal and whose entire volume is small. A protector for protecting a portable information terminal includes a rear protector configured to protect a rear surface of the portable information terminal, a rear engagement portion disposed on the rear protector and configured to engage with the portable information terminal, a front protector extending from a side surface of the rear protector and configured to protect a front surface of the portable information terminal, and a front engagement portion disposed on the front protector and configured to engage with the rear engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: POWER SUPPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsushi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10274812
    Abstract: A durable camera module comprises a lens holder and a lens barrel. An opening is defined in the lens holder. The opening passes through the lens holder along an axial direction of the lens holder. At least one notch is defined in a side wall of the lens holder. The at least one notch extends radially through the side wall of the lens holder. The lens barrel is received in the opening. A first adhesive layer is formed between the lens barrel and lens holder. The first adhesive layer is positioned at an end of the lens holder and surrounds the lens barrel. A second adhesive layer is formed in each of the at least one notch, the second adhesive layer is bonded to the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shin-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 10270949
    Abstract: A process for providing a vehicular camera suitable for vehicular use includes providing a front camera housing having a lens assembly disposed thereat and providing an imager disposed on a printed circuit board. An adhesive is disposed in its uncured state between the front camera housing and the printed circuit board. The front camera housing and said printed circuit board are adjusted relative to each other to achieve optical center-alignment and focusing of the lens optics relative to the imager. The adhesive is initially cured from its uncured state to an initially-cured state in an initial radiation curing process that includes exposure to UV light for a first time period. After optical center-alignment and focusing, the adhesive is further cured from the initially-cured state to a further more cured state in a secondary curing process undertaken for a second time period that is longer than the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yuesheng Lu, Steven V. Byrne, Matthew C. Sesti, Joel S. Gibson, Robert A. Devota
  • Patent number: 10268018
    Abstract: A lens module includes a circuit, a sensor mounted on the circuit, a base mounted on the circuit, a motor mounted on the base, and a lens unit mounted on the motor. The base has a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface and an outer surface connected with the first surface and the second surface. The base forms a plurality of heat dissipation layers, the heat dissipation layers are made of metal materials. The heat dissipation layers are spaced from each other. The heat dissipation layers are formed on the first surface and the outer surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Jie Ding, Shin-Wen Chen, Kun Li, Jing-Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10175584
    Abstract: An optical element is used for an exposure apparatus which is configured to illuminate a mask with an exposure light beam for transferring a pattern on the mask onto a substrate through a projection optical system and to interpose a given liquid in a space between a surface of the substrate and the projection optical system. The optical element includes a first anti-dissolution member provided on a surface of a transmissive optical element on the substrate's side of the projection optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Shirai, Takao Kokubun, Hitoshi Ishizawa, Atsunobu Murakami
  • Patent number: 10061098
    Abstract: A system includes a dome-shaped optical component having a substantially circular edge and a mounting base for the optical component. A recess is in an outer surface of the optical component. A projection on an inner surface of the mounting base and is configured to engage the recess. An adhesive material is between the optical component and the mounting base. The adhesive material forms an upper band and a lower band with a void between the upper band and the lower band. The void is positioned relative to the recess in the outer surface of the optical component such that a bending stress in the optical component at the recess is less than what the bending stress would be without the void. A heater is inside and thermally coupled to the optical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Qioptiq Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth David Ball
  • Patent number: 10054845
    Abstract: A camera mounting mechanism for a portable communication device provides a unitary cylindrical camera housing having an opening for receiving a hemispherical camera lens of an optical sub-assembly. A heat sink wall is fitted into a base opening of the housing. Another heat sink dissipates heat from a microprocessor. A replaceable lens cap assembles to the exterior surface of the unitary cylindrical camera housing to retain and seal the camera module. The mounting of the threaded lens cap to the outside of the camera housing negates leak paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jorge L. Garcia, Boon Aik Eeo, Ban Hin Ooi
  • Patent number: 9719858
    Abstract: According to the disclosed embodiments, an illustrative apparatus that is configured to attach to a viewport of a container comprises a first plate having a first aperture and an attached second plate having a second aperture substantially aligned to the first aperture. The first and second plates, when attached, define a cavity from an outer edge of the first and second plates to the substantially aligned apertures. A window containment arm is pivotally affixed to at least the first plate and configured to substantially fit and pivot into and out of the cavity, and a window contained within the window containment arm is positioned such that the window substantially aligns with the first and second apertures when the window containment arm is fully pivoted into the cavity, and such that the window is accessibly located outside of the cavity when the window containment arm is pivoted out of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: GTAT Corporation
    Inventor: David F. Broyer
  • Patent number: 9696537
    Abstract: An opto-mechanical device, such as a lens cell, includes a housing having an axially extending chamber and an intermediate internal spacer that positions a sharp-edged lens in the chamber. The sharp-edged lens has first and second optical surfaces that intersect in a circumferential sharp edge. The housing positions an image sensor proximal to the sharp-edged lens for processing light therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operationas, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert S. Breidenthal, Richard G. Cyr, David Chambers, Joseph N. Forkey, Robert N. Ross, Brian E. Volk
  • Patent number: 9641732
    Abstract: A plurality of lenses constituting a lens unit (1) are fixed to each other with use of an adhesive (20) applied between the plurality of lenses. The lens unit (1) is incorporated into an actuator (30) through an opening (26) of the actuator (30) and is held inside the actuator (30) so as to face directly an inner wall surface of the actuator (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Yasukochi, Hisateru Okai, Hiroshi Yokota, Yoshihito Ishizue, Yoshihiro Sekimoto
  • Patent number: 9497368
    Abstract: A method of assembling a vehicular camera includes providing (i) a lens accommodated in a lens barrel, (ii) a camera front housing, (iii) a printed circuit board with an imager. An uncured adhesive is dispensed (i) between the lens barrel and the front portion of the camera front housing or (ii) between the printed circuit board and the rear portion of the camera front housing. The lens is brought into focus with the imager, and the adhesive is initially cured in an initial radiation curing process. After the initial radiation curing process, the initially-cured adhesive is further cured in a secondary curing process. The further-cured adhesive limits movement of the lens relative to the imager to less than +/?18 microns after (i) exposure to 90 degrees C. for 400 hours and (ii) exposure to 85 degrees C. at 90% relative humidity for 240 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Patent number: 9451138
    Abstract: A vehicular camera includes a lens, a printed circuit board and an imager. The lens has a plurality of optical element and is disposed at a lens holder. The imager is disposed at the printed circuit board. The adhesive is initially curable in an initial radiation curing process that comprises exposure to UV light, and initially-cured adhesive is further curable to a further cured strength in a secondary thermal curing process. The adhesive is initially cured via the initial radiation curing process after the lens is brought into focus with the imager and is optically center-aligned therewith. The initially-cured adhesive, as cured via the initial radiation curing process, holds the lens optically center-aligned and in focus with the imager. After the initial radiation curing process, the lens holder, adhesively attached to one of the printed circuit board and the holding element, is moved to the secondary thermal curing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Winden, Robert A. Devota, Matthew C. Sesti, Joseph A. Stemmer, Steven V. Byrne, John R. Garcia, David F. Olson
  • Patent number: 9389487
    Abstract: A protective lens attachment is configured to couple to a camera lens ring to protect a camera lens during operation. The protective lens attachment can include a compressible structure, on which a force is exerted by a camera lens ring when the camera lens ring is inserted into the protective lens attachment. The compressible structure is configured to exert a reciprocal force onto the camera lens ring, creating a friction force between the compressible structure and the camera lens ring, and securely coupling the protective lens attachment to the camera lens ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Randall Clyne, Richard Gioscia, Fong Tran, Mark Costa, Barrie Dickinson, Eric Kent, Javier Yanez, Seungheon Lee
  • Patent number: 9372321
    Abstract: An optical element has a first surface, a second surface on the opposite side of the first surface, an optical surface, and a protruding part. The protruding part is held in a prescribed position by being in contact with a holding member. The protruding part comprises a first protruding part and a second protruding part. The first protruding part comprises a first contact part that is a convex circular arc shape on at least one longitudinal plane and partly comes into contact with the holding member. The second protruding part comprises a second contact part that is a convex circular arc shape on at least one longitudinal plane and partly comes into contact with the holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Hara, Toshiyuki Majima, Hiroshi Takagi, Akihiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9291912
    Abstract: An exposure apparatus includes an optical system configured to expose a substrate. The optical system includes an optical member, a holding portion which holds the optical member, a pressing portion which presses the holding portion and the optical member against each other, and a sealed adhesive material which is filled in a space formed by the optical member and the holding portion pressed against each other, and adheres the optical member and the holding portion to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Mochizuki, Yuji Maehara
  • Patent number: 9042043
    Abstract: A lens holder driving device includes a lens holder in which a lens assembly is mounted, a driving coil fixed to the lens holder at outside circumference thereof, an outer yoke including an outer hollow cylindrical portion and an ring-shaped end portion disposed an upper end of the outer hollow cylindrical portion, a magnet disposed to an inner wall surface of the outer hollow cylindrical portion so as to be opposite to the driving coil, an elastic member supporting the lens holder in a direction of an optical axis shiftably, and a base disposed at a lower side of the lens holder. The lens holder driving device includes a contact area reduction arrangement reducing a contact area between the ring-shaped end portion of the outer yoke and an upper end portion of the lens holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Kirii
  • Patent number: 9042041
    Abstract: An optoelectronic module 1 having at least a first 2A and a second 2B radiation-emitting source and a first optical element 5 including a cavity 10 wherein the surface 5A of the cavity 10 is able to reflect the radiation 3A, 3B of the at least two radiation sources. An outlet 15 in the optical element 5 is provided for coupling radiation out of the cavity 10, wherein the radiation emitted by the radiation sources 2A, 2B is reflected by the surface 5A of the cavity resulting in a mixing of the radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventor: Alessandro Scordino
  • Patent number: 9019423
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a drive control apparatus of a camera module and a method of controlling camera module drive. The drive control apparatus of the camera module according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a lens module movable along an optical axis; a first and a second stoppers defining maximum moving section of the lens module; and a controller for determining an available moving section by applying a first determined correction value to the maximum moving section so as to make the lens module to move between locations spaced from the first and second stoppers with a predetermined distance. According to the present invention, it is advantageously possible to reduce the electric current consumption when performing auto-focusing function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Jahwa Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Soo Seol, Young-Seok Kim, Byung-Chan Park
  • Patent number: 8964165
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an optical apparatus, in particular for microlithography, that includes an optical module, a support structure and a connection apparatus. The connection apparatus includes at least one connection unit which includes a first connector part and a second connector part. The first connector part is connected to the optical module, and the second connector part is connected to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Yim-Bun Patrick Kwan
  • Patent number: 8916090
    Abstract: The invention provides an endoscope having a lens holder, wherein the lens holder comprises a body containing a sintered feedstock and machined surfaces. The invention also provides a method of manufacturing the endoscope which comprises the steps of molding a metal blank by a MIM process, wherein the metal blank is “near net shape” and has a sprue, a post, and optionally an outer shell, machining the inner surfaces and then the outer surfaces of the metal blank to form a lens holder, installing a lens in the lens holder, and assembling the lens holder having the lens into the endoscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Kin Ming Kwan
  • Patent number: 8908285
    Abstract: The zoom lens includes a front unit including a first positive lens unit and a second positive or negative lens unit, a reflective mirror and a rear unit including two or more lens units. During zooming, the reflective mirror is not moved, and the first lens unit and at least two lens units of the rear unit are moved. When the zoom lens is retracted into a body of an image pickup apparatus, at least one of rotation of the reflective mirror such that a normal line thereto is brought closer to parallel to an optical axis of the rear unit and axial movement thereof in a direction of the optical axis of the rear unit is performed. The front unit is moved into a space formed by the at least one of the rotation and the axial movement. Conditions of 10.5<ft/|fn|<30.0 and 0.80<(Lf?L)/Lm<1.30 are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Wada
  • Patent number: 8885267
    Abstract: A lens barrel capable of keeping a stable zoom operation, increasing magnification of an image pickup apparatus with a simple configuration, and decreasing a camera thickness. A lens barrel is moved in an optical axis direction between a taking position and a retracted position to change magnification. A lens holding member holds a lens and has a follower part. A rectilinear movement regulating member regulates relative rotation of the lens holding member and has a convex part at an outside and a rectilinear rib at an image surface side than the convex part. A cam barrel has a cam groove for engaging the follower part and a groove for engaging the convex part formed on an inner surface. The cam barrel has a cam piece extended to the image surface side, a part of the cam groove is formed on an inner surface of the cam piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kudoh
  • Publication number: 20140293253
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lens comprising several optical elements that are disposed in a lens housing. At least one sensor array encompassing at least one capacitive sensor unit and/or at least one inductive sensor unit is provided for determining the relative position between a first optical element and a second optical element or between a load-bearing structural element of the lens and a second optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Yim-Bun Patrick Kwan
  • Patent number: 8817396
    Abstract: Disclosed is an imaging lens unit that prevents the detachment of a cover from a holder. The imaging lens unit (200) is provided with a combination lens (6) and an external covering that is formed from at least the holder (2) and the cover (4) and covers the combination lens (6) from the outside, wherein the holder (2) and the cover (4) are connected by means of fitting members (70) that are integrally formed from a resin material and have, on both ends, a first fitting (78) that fits with a section of the holder (2) and a second fitting (80) that fits with a section of the cover (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
    Inventors: Hajime Mori, Takemi Miyazaki, Akihiko Matsumoto, Takashi Fujii
  • Patent number: 8717534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lens comprising several optical elements that are disposed in a lens housing. At least one sensor array encompassing at least one capacitive sensor unit and/or at least one inductive sensor unit is provided for determining the relative position between a first optical element and a second optical element or between a load-bearing structural element of the lens and a second optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventor: Yim-Bun Patrick Kwan
  • Publication number: 20140063190
    Abstract: A camera lens is formed with a casing and a lens stack having at least one lens element, the lens stack arranged within the casing. A spring arrangement is pre-compressed to exert a clamping force between the casing and the lens stark basically in a direction of an optical axis of the at least one lens element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CLAAS AGROSYSTEMS KGAA MBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: TOMMY ERTBOLLE MADSEN, SOEREN STEEN, KIM AMHILD
  • Patent number: 8567036
    Abstract: A method for assembling a lens module is provided. The lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens holder, a lens and a filter. The lens barrel includes a first portion and a second portion. The method for assembling the lens module includes the steps of; providing a tray which defines a plurality of perforations, each of which is for accommodating the lens barrel; spreading glue on the second portion, and affixing the filter on the second portion by means of glue; solidifying the glue; cleaning the inside of the lens barrel after the filter is mounted on the second portion; cutting the filter into a plurality of filter portions whose shape matches the shape of the second portion; and placing the lens holder with the lens into the lens barrel complete with a filter portion after the lens barrel has been cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Publication number: 20130258493
    Abstract: A thin lens module has a case, in which an optical lens set, an image sensor, a focusing driving device, two position indicators, a zooming driving device, a shutter, and a shutter driving device are provided. An optical axis of the optical lens set has a first optical axis section and a second optical axis section, and the first optical axis section is perpendicular to an object side. The focusing driving device, the position indicators, and the shutter driving device respectively connects to joints for signal transmission, and these joints are provided on a side of the case parallel to the first optical axis section to achieve the thinning purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicants: SINTAI OPTICAL (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., Asia Optical International Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Tsun Hsieh, Tsung-Hsing Yen
  • Patent number: 8446676
    Abstract: Provided is a head-mounted display element, including: a first casing (11) which incorporates therein at least a display element (21), and has a light projection window (11a) for projecting image light from the display element (21); a second casing (12) which incorporates therein an eyepiece optical system (31) with a refractive power, and has a light receiving window (12a) for receiving incident image light projected through the light projection window (11a) and an eyepiece window (12b) for emitting the image light that has passed through the eyepiece optical system (31); and a coupling portion (13) for coupling the second casing (12) to the first casing (11) so as to make adjustable a length of an optical path between the light projection window (11a) and the light receiving window (12a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Yoichi Iba, Seiji Tatsuta
  • Patent number: 8424766
    Abstract: In one embodiment, there is provided an overmolded support assembly for support of optical elements. In one embodiment the support assembly can be of multi component construction including a base component and a supplementary component, wherein the supplementary component can be overmolded onto the base component. In one embodiment each of the base component and the supplementary component can be of unitary construction. In one embodiment the supplementary component can have a material hardness rating of lower than a material hardness rating of the base component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Roberts, Colleen Gannon
  • Patent number: 8427766
    Abstract: Optical assemblies for use in medical or other devices so as to image an object under examination onto an image sensor include a plurality of lens elements that can be retained in lens barrel. The lens elements and the lens barrel can be sealed with a compressible gasket. In one example, at least one lens element is made of an injection-moldable plastic and at least one lens element is made of a relatively dispersive optical glass. A lens barrel diameter or lens diameter can be selected to permit access to the object under examination with surgical or other tools. Aperture plates can be situated so as to reduce flare in the object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ning, Robert Lu, William Lucas Churchill, Sergey S. Grigoryants
  • Publication number: 20130016299
    Abstract: There are provided a display that achieves a smaller frame size than in the past, a method of manufacturing the display, and an electronic unit including the display. The display includes: a display panel having an effective display region and a frame region located at the periphery of the effective display region; and a lens component provided on a viewing surface side of the display panel, the lens component having a lens function section in part or all of a circumferential region thereof. A visible outline on a lens-function-section side of the lens component is disposed outside a visible outline of the frame region of the display panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Japan Display West Inc.
    Inventors: Daisuke Takama, Takeo Koito
  • Patent number: 8331046
    Abstract: A focusing device for a beam projector which includes a casing; a lens holder having at least one lens which is movable forward or backward in the direction of the optical axis; a movable member located at a side of the lens holder to be movable parallel to the direction of the optical axis together with the lens holder; and a control knob located adjacent to the lens holder and rotatably coupled on the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., LTD
    Inventors: Joong-Wan Park, Mun-Kue Park
  • Publication number: 20120293878
    Abstract: Disclosed is an imaging lens unit that prevents the detachment of a cover from a holder. The imaging lens unit (200) is provided with a combination lens (6) and an external covering that is formed from at least the holder (2) and the cover (4) and covers the combination lens (6) from the outside, wherein the holder (2) and the cover (4) are connected by means of fitting members (70) that are integrally formed from a resin material and have, on both ends, a first fitting (78) that fits with a section of the holder (2) and a second fitting (80) that fits with a section of the cover (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Hajime Mori, Takemi Miyazaki, Akihiko Matsumoto, Takashi Fujii
  • Patent number: 8254042
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging system, a dome cover that houses the imaging system, and a correction lens between the imaging system and the dome cover. The focal length of the dome cover and the focal length of the correction lens are appropriately set based on predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 8072532
    Abstract: An exemplary camera module includes a printed circuit board, an image sensor, a spacer and a lens holder. The image sensor and the spacer are both mounted on the printed circuit board. The lens holder is arranged on and is rotatable relative to the spacer. The lens holder includes spaced lens receiving through holes each receiving a lens therein. Each of the lens receiving through holes together with the at least one lens is capable of aligning with the image sensor by rotation of the lens holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 8068292
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a lens having a stepped edge and a viewing area and more particularly, an electronic device having a display in which the viewing area of the lens is stacked with the active area wiring of a display panel and the stepped edge of the lens is stacked with the connectors on the periphery of the display panel. A housing portion is stacked with the stepped edge of the lens and the connectors on the periphery of the display panel. In this way, a maker of electronic devices can make use of the space occupied by the connectors of the display panel so that the active area of the display panel may occupy more of the total area of the surface of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel S. Knoppert, Gabriel G. Khouri, Mark R. Malon
  • Publication number: 20110286117
    Abstract: A camera lens for use in an industrial camera for enabling the industrial camera to calculate the length and height of an object focused by the industrial camera and the distance between the focused object and the industrial camera is disclosed to include a cylindrical lens holder, and a lens, which is fixedly mounted in a mounting portion inside the cylindrical lens holder, having a reference point located on the inner surface thereof at the center and a positioning frame extending from the reference point to the outer surface thereof at an angle about 45°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Wen-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 8064146
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a housing, a lens incorporated in the front of the housing and configured to constitute an imaging optical system, an image pickup device provided in the housing and configured to capture a subject image guided by the imaging optical system, a printed wiring board provided in the housing and having the image pickup device mounted thereon, a barrel provided integrally with the front of the housing, an annular lens cover configured to push a face of the lens facing forward in a rearward direction, and detachably mounted on the front of the barrel, and a support wall projecting rearward outside a rear end of the barrel in the radial direction and inside the housing, and bonded to the printed wiring board with adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keiichi Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20110157727
    Abstract: A cover member disposed in front of a lens includes a central section and a peripheral section. The peripheral section surrounds the central section and has a step bordering the central section. A part of the central section on a side bordering on the peripheral section is formed to be an inclined surface. Each of a starting point and an end point of the inclined surface is formed to be a curved surface. The cover member has a coated surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki SASAKI, Ryota SASAKI, Eiichi KABE
  • Publication number: 20110141473
    Abstract: An active viewport assembly for use in detecting substrates conveyed through a vapor deposition system includes a casing configured for mounting to a wall of a vapor deposition module. The casing further includes an enclosed chamber, an exterior side port, and an interior side port. A lens assembly is disposed within the chamber and extends through the interior side port. A heater element is configured on the lens assembly within the chamber. One of an active transmitter or an active signal receiver is configured with the exterior side port external of the chamber and is axially aligned with and spaced from the lens assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: PRIMESTAR SOLAR, INC.
    Inventors: RUSSELL WELDON BLACK, MARK JEFFREY PAVOL
  • Patent number: 7961411
    Abstract: To easily combine a lens holding barrel with a mobile barrel, or separate the lens holding barrel from the mobile barrel, and to protect the lens holding barrel in an assembling process, a lens barrel and an optical device including the same are provided. The lens barrel includes: a first barrel including: a first cylinder that includes a lens and is cylindrical, and a first flange formed around an outer surface of the first cylinder; and a second barrel including: a second cylinder that is cylindrical and aligned with respect to the first cylinder, a second flange that is formed on an inner surface of the second cylinder and supports one surface of the first flange, and a plurality of supports that protrude from the inner surface of the second cylinder in a direction parallel to a surface of the second flange and support another surface of the first flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 7952819
    Abstract: An optical device is provided. The optical device including an optical member having a first main surface and a second main surface, which respectively serve as an entrance surface and an exit surface for light from a directional light source, and made of a material having a refractive index greater than 1; and a support member at least including swing means for the optical member, wherein the first and second main surfaces of the optical member swingable by the support member are able to be inclined with respect to an optical path of the light from the directional light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Kawabe, Naoji Nada, Ryo Koshi Ishi
  • Publication number: 20110122503
    Abstract: The invention discloses a lens adjusting module for adjusting the position of a lens module. The lens adjusting module includes an input rod and an output rod, wherein the input rod is configured along a first direction and has an inclined surface. The output rod is configured along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The output rod has a first contact surface contacting the inclined surface, and a second contact surface contacting the lens module. When the input rod moves along the first direction, the first contact surface of the output rod moves along the inclined surface of the input rod, and the lens module moves with the output rod along the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: QISDA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huan-yu Lin, Sheng-wen Hu
  • Patent number: 7946706
    Abstract: This invention is directed towards ophthalmic lenses used to assist during vitreoretinal surgery. More specifically, it is directed towards ophthalmic lenses that are constructed to generate a high-resolution image of the retinal surface during surgery while maintaining a minimal mechanical envelop all while using materials and assembly methods compatible with autoclave sterilization techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Volk Optical Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Cech, Aaron V. Weber
  • Patent number: 7933079
    Abstract: Optical assemblies for use in medical or other devices so as to image an object under examination onto an image sensor include a plurality of lens elements that can be retained in lens barrel. The lens elements and the lens barrel can be sealed with a compressible gasket. In one example, at least one lens element is made of an injection-moldable plastic and at least one lens element is made of a relatively dispersive optical glass. A lens barrel diameter or lens diameter can be selected to permit access to the object under examination with surgical or other tools. Aperture plates can be situated so as to reduce flare in the object image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ning, Robert Lu, William Lucas Churchill, Sergey S. Grigoryants
  • Patent number: 7911720
    Abstract: A lens module for being fixed to a substrate by UV glues includes a lens barrel and a lens holder integratedly formed at a bottom of the lens barrel. The lens barrel has a hollow receiving groove for receiving an optical lens therein. The lens holder defines a containing cavity communicating with the receiving groove and penetrating through a bottom thereof to form a plurality of inner walls surrounding the containing cavity. The lens holder further defines a plurality of outer pillars spaced from each other and arranged apart from outer peripheries of the corresponding inner walls to define gaps therebetween. The UV glues are distributed to a bottom of each outer pillar so that ultraviolet lights can pass through the intervals between the outer pillars to adequately irradiate and solidify the UV glues for making the lens module fixed to the substrate firmly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nien-Ting Weng, An-Shun Cheng