Combined With Diverse Art Tool, Instrument Or Machine Patents (Class 359/809)
  • Patent number: 10012536
    Abstract: An optical system design using Morse Taper mounted optical components for improving alignment performance, and more specifically a spectrometer design wherein the components include Morse Taper male tapers and the spectrometer bench include Morse Taper female openings that eases alignment and improves alignment stability, both physical and temperature related, of optical components while simplifying manufacture and maintaining a compact footprint is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ocean Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth D. White, Warren H. Miller, Reeder N. Ward
  • Patent number: 9038825
    Abstract: A container (10) for consumer goods comprises a first panel (16) having a pattern (22) applied to an area (20) of the external surface thereof; and a second panel (26) comprising a transparent optical element. The first panel (16) and the second panel (26) are moveable relative to each other between a first position, in which the transparent optical element in the second panel (26) does not overlie the pattern (22) on the first panel (16), and a second position, in which the transparent optical element in the second panel (26) at least partially overlies the pattern (22) on the first panel (16), whereby an altered image of the pattern is visible through the transparent optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ahmet Dincer, Bodo-Werner Lutzig
  • Publication number: 20150109688
    Abstract: A card has a planar first portion that includes readable data and a second portion that includes a lens. The card can be a credit card and the data can be financial data. The lens provides magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Darren M Teren
  • Patent number: 8958151
    Abstract: Provided are an ocular zoom optical system which has a wide apparent field of view even on a low power side and in which aberrations are favorably corrected while a sufficient eye relief is secured over the entire zoom range, and an optical instrument including the ocular zoom optical system. The ocular zoom optical system 3 includes, in order from the object side: a first lens group G1 having a negative refractive power; a second lens group G2 having a positive refractive power; and a third lens group G3 having a positive refractive power and at least one aspheric surface. An intermediate image I? is formed between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2. During zooming, the third lens group G3 is fixed on the optical axis, and the first lens group G1 and the second lens group G2 are moved in directions opposite to each other with the intermediate image I? interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Vision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yosuke Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8922911
    Abstract: Disclosed are an image pickup lens which provides a sufficient back focus and can be subjected to a reflow process while offering a capability to be used with either a 1/10-inch-sized or a 1/12-inch-sized solid-state image pickup device, as well as an image pickup apparatus and a portable terminal employing such an image pickup lens. An image pickup lens for focusing an image of a subject on a photoelectric converting portion of a solid-state image pickup device, the image pickup lens comprising an aperture stop and a single lens arranged in this order from an object side, wherein the image pickup lens satisfies the following conditional formulae: 0.70 mm<f<1.60 mm??(1) 0.70<(r1+r2)/(r1?r2)<1.60??(2) where f: focal length of the image pickup lens (mm); r1: paraxial radius of curvature of an object-side surface of the single lens (mm); and r2: paraxial radius of curvature of an image-side surface of the single lens (mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuichi Ozaki, Kazuki Matsui
  • 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: 8873153
    Abstract: Provided is a camera apparatus including a lens apparatus which is attachable thereto and detachable therefrom, the camera apparatus including: an optical system; and an optical element which is insertable to and removable from an optical path of the optical system, in which: the optical element includes a surface having positive refractive power; and the optical system includes a surface having negative refractive power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yutaka Iriyama, Ryuji Ohmuro
  • Patent number: 8861683
    Abstract: An X-ray lens is provided. The lens is located behind an X-ray tube and a collimator, the collimator located behind the X-ray tube, such that X-rays emitted from the X-ray tube pass through the collimator and then pass through the X-ray lens, wherein the X-ray lens is a monolithic capillary parallel lens configured to transform a cone emanant beam penetrating the collimator into parallel X-rays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: Wei jiang Ding
  • Patent number: 8837882
    Abstract: A light-based touch-sensitive surface, including a housing, a surface attached to the housing for receiving touch input, a plurality of light sources in the housing for emitting light that crosses the surface, a plurality of light receivers in the housing for detecting the light emitted by the light sources, a curved lens adjacent to the surface through which the light emitted by the light sources passes, including two substantially similarly curved exterior panels, one of which forms a curved rim for the surface, and a calculating unit in said housing, connected to the light receivers, for calculating a touch location based on an absence of light expected to be received by the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Neonode Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Holmgren, Lars Sparf, John Karlsson, Anders Jansson, Thomas Eriksson, Joseph Shain, Niklas Kvist, Robert Pettersson
  • Patent number: 8709878
    Abstract: A method of packaging imager devices and optics modules is disclosed which includes positioning an imager device and an optics module in each of a plurality of openings in a carrier body, introducing an encapsulant material into each of the openings in the carrier body and cutting the carrier body to singulate the plurality of imager devices and optics modules into individual units, each of which comprise an imager device and an optics module. A device is also disclosed which includes an imager device comprising a plurality of photosensitive elements and an optics module coupled to the imager device, the optics module comprising at least one lens that, when the optics module is coupled to the imager device, is positioned a fixed, non-adjustable distance from the plurality of photosensitive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Bolken, Scott Willmorth, Bradley Bitz
  • Patent number: 8681437
    Abstract: A magnification system for magnifying a surface of a device is provided. The magnification system includes a magnifying lens having a ridge portion extending along one of the edges and securing means for securing the magnifying lens on or above the surface of the device. An example of such a device is a mobile phone. The securing means further includes a base adapted to mount to a surface of the device, an arm pivotally connected to the base with a first connector, a clamp including a channel therein for receiving and slidably holding the ridge portion of the magnifying lens and a second connector for pivotally connecting the arm to the clamp. The second connector further includes a slider member having a, groove and means for attaching the lens to the slider member. The slider member further includes a first pivotally connected part and a second pivotally connected part. The slider member moves along the, groove and further is being attached to the first pivotally connected part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas A Jaffee
  • Patent number: 8676007
    Abstract: A light-based touch-sensitive surface, including a housing, a surface attached to the housing for receiving touch input, a plurality of light sources in the housing for emitting light that crosses the surface, a plurality of light receivers in the housing for detecting the light emitted by the light sources, a curved lens adjacent to the surface through which the light emitted by the light sources passes, including two substantially similarly curved exterior panels, one of which forms a curved rim for the surface, and a calculating unit in said housing, connected to the light receivers, for calculating a touch location based on an absence of light expected to be received by the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Neonode Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Holmgren, Lars Sparf, John Karlsson, Anders Jansson, Thomas Eriksson, Joseph Shain, Niklas Kvist, Robert Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20140055873
    Abstract: Described herein are press fit optical vias to interconnect different levels of an electronic or electro-optical device, printed circuit board or connector. A device includes a device level having an optical component and another device level having another optical component. A press fit optical via interconnects the device level and the another device level. A press fit optical includes a barrel having a length for interconnecting between the device level and the another device level, an insertion point at an end of the barrel, and a lens at another end of the barrel. It includes an extraction collar between the lens the barrel, an insertion limit face between the extraction collar and the barrel, and a rotation key extending from the extraction collar and the insertion limit face. A plurality of swages are interposed on the barrel and the insertion limit face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: William D. Fretts
  • Patent number: 8657517
    Abstract: A container and applicator assembly that is used to hold and apply a liquid. The container has a threaded neck, through which the interior of the container is accessible. A removable cap is provided that selectively engages the threaded neck to create a leak-proof seal. An applicator brush extends downwardly from the center of the cap. The applicator brush extends into the interior of the container when the cap is engaged with the threaded neck. A support arm also extends from the cap. The support arm remains external to the container even when the cap is set. A magnifying lens is coupled to the end of the support arm. When the cap is separated from the container, the magnifying lens magnifies the bristle tip of the applicator brush. When the cap is set in place on the container, the magnifying lens magnifies a portion of the label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Lauren Shinn, Lindsey Shinn
  • Publication number: 20130335837
    Abstract: A gemstone viewer for personal communications devices for viewing a surface of a gemstone that has been micro or nano etched, engraved or embossed with an image or inscription such as an identification number. The viewer is mounted to employ the camera and LED light source of the personal communications device. The viewer directs the light from the light source as a light beam along a path incident to the surface of the gemstone containing the inscription. The gemstone spectrally reflects the light beam along a path back toward and through a magnifying lens to the camera lens of the personal communications device thereby enhancing the magnifying properties of the camera lens to produce a viewable light image that reveals the inscription on the viewing screen of the personal communications device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: GemEx Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Wagner, Kurt Schoeckert
  • Patent number: 8585219
    Abstract: A projection device including a case, a zoom lens module, a focus lever, and a linkage mechanism is provided. The case defines a guiding slot. The zoom lens module is disposed in the case and is configured for projecting an image. The focus lever is disposed in the case and is connected to the zoom lens module. The focus lever is perpendicular to a lengthening direction of a center axis of the zoom lens module. The linkage mechanism includes an adjusting rod having a connecting portion and an operating portion. The connecting portion is connected to the focus lever and is configured for rotating relative to the focus lever and moving along the lengthening direction of the focus lever. The operating portion extends out of the case and is configured for being controlled to move relative to the case along a lengthening direction of the guiding slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Ming Peng, I-Hsien Liu
  • Patent number: 8416508
    Abstract: An imaging device is provided with an imaging sensor having a rectangular imaging surface, an image-forming optical system for forming an image onto the imaging surface, and a prism disposed between the image-forming optical system and the imaging sensor for bending an optical path. A mask, having a rectangular opening, limits light that is to be incident on the imaging sensor. The aspect ratio (long side/short side) of the mask rectangular opening of the mask is larger than that of the rectangular imaging surface, and the peripheral light quantity difference between the short and long sides on the rectangular imaging surface is smaller than in the case of these two aspect ratios being equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Saori, Koichiro Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 8408269
    Abstract: An applicator suitable for converting a white-light endoscope into an endoscope for combined white-light/fluorescence imaging is disclosed. The applicator facilitates attachment of an optical element, for example an optical filter, to a distal optical port of an endoscope. The applicator engages with alignment feature on the endoscope's distal end and releasably supports the optical element in an opening that is aligned with the optical port. The optical element is released in a proximal direction by pressing down on an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Novadaq Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Fengler, John Senger, Gary Jenne
  • Patent number: 8368897
    Abstract: An instrument for measuring and analyzing surface plasmon resonance on a sensor surface has a polarized light source optically connected to the sensor surface by a plurality of optical elements, including in one embodiment an optical telescope that transfers light from a rotatable reflecting surface to the sensor surface. Selective positioning of a cylindrical lens into a first position within the path of light transforms collimated light to a rectangular wedge that is incident upon the sensor surface at numerous angles. In another embodiment, the light source is operated as a laser to excite fluorescence on the sensor surface and the fluorescence is selectively directed to a detector by appropriate optical elements positioned in specific configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ciencia, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Reilly, Ernest F. Guignon, George N. Gibson
  • Publication number: 20130027384
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing vision corrected data at a mobile device is presented. The data on the mobile device is provided accounting for vision correction requirements of a viewer of the information, such that the viewer does not require the use of corrective lenses to view the information on the display of the mobile device or the removal of corrective lenses to view the information. Alternately a display cover, having a predefined shape, is provided that accounts for vision correction required by the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: David M. Ferris
  • Publication number: 20120300319
    Abstract: A sports equipment image viewer includes an article of sports equipment and an image viewer. The article of sports equipment has a cavity. The image viewer is inserted into the cavity, and includes an image. As such, the image is inside the article of sports equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Karim J. Ziyad
  • Publication number: 20120268838
    Abstract: The invention features a scrolling thin film magnifier that is integrated into a composition and can be extended and retracted when used, compositions that include the scrolling thin film magnifier, methods of using the scrolling thin film magnifier to magnify printed indicia, and methods of manufacturing the scrolling thin film magnifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: James RITTENBURG, Lorna RITTENBURG
  • Patent number: 8226251
    Abstract: An eyecup and optical filter appliance is disclosed and claimed. The appliance can be attached to a vision aid device such as an active or passive night vision device, a telescopic sight for a weapon, or the like. The appliance includes a tubular body, an optical filter mounted within a tubular body end cap, and means for mounting the appliance to the vision-aid device. The tubular body includes a main body and an eyecup sized and shaped to mold closely to that portion of the users face surrounding his eye, so that light is not reflected from the user toward his opponent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Kirk Kreutzig
  • Publication number: 20120147487
    Abstract: An apparatus of the present disclosure enhances the audio/visual experience of a portable digital device, and comprises a lens positioning slot, a lens storage compartment, a passive audio amplifier, a receiving station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: James W. Waitzman, III, Lewis Dorsey Cox, Zachary A. Griggs
  • Patent number: 8154808
    Abstract: An autofocus imaging apparatus (200) for three-dimensional imaging on a surface of a flexible media mounted on a cylindrical drum (104) includes a carriage (210) which moves parallel to a surface of the drum and an imaging stage (208) mounted on the carriage. The imaging stage includes a displacement sensor (112) for measuring a distance to the surface of the flexible media; imaging optics (216) for producing a three-dimensional image on the flexible media; and an autofocus drive (220) for changing a focus of the imaging optics. Encoders (256, 260) provide data on the drum and carriage position. A controller (116) receives and processes data from the displacement sensor and the encoders. A computer (236) receives data from the controller, processes controller data, and transmits instructions to the controller. The controller receives computer instructions and transmits focus commands to the autofocus drive or the imaging stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Vitaly Burkatovsky, David Aviel
  • Patent number: 8118734
    Abstract: An endoscope illumination optical system includes a surface light source, a positive first lens element, a positive second lens element, in this order from the surface light source. The endoscope illumination optical system satisfies the following conditions: 0.40<f/D<0.53??(1) 0.40<0.5·D·?<0.56??(2) wherein f: the combined focal length of the positive first lens element and the positive second lens element; D: the maximum diameter of the surface light source; R1: the radius of curvature of a first surface, of the positive first lens element, facing toward the surface light source; R2: the radius of curvature of a second surface, of the positive first lens element, facing toward a surface to be illuminated; n1: the refractive index of the positive first lens element; d1: the thickness of the positive first lens element; and ? designates an angle defined as (1+0.85d1/R2)(1?1/n1)/R1?1.05/R2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Murayama
  • Patent number: 8110394
    Abstract: A culture microscope apparatus has an illumination unit to apply excitation light to the specimen, a specimen observing portion to observe light generated from the specimen due to the excitation light, and a dimmer unit to dim the excitation light that has penetrated the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kenichi Koyama, Atsuhiro Tsuchiya, Atsushi Yonetani
  • Patent number: 8110884
    Abstract: A method of packaging imager devices and optics modules is disclosed which includes positioning an imager device and an optics module in each of a plurality of openings in a carrier body, introducing an encapsulant material into each of the openings in the carrier body and cutting the carrier body to singulate the plurality of imager devices and optics modules into individual units, each of which comprise an imager device and an optics module. A device is also disclosed which includes an imager device comprising a plurality of photosensitive elements and an optics module coupled to the imager device, the optics module comprising at least one lens that, when the optics module is coupled to the imager device, is positioned a fixed, non-adjustable distance from the plurality of photosensitive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Bolken, Scott Willmorth, Bradley Bitz
  • Patent number: 8098444
    Abstract: A clutching jig has a pair of holding arms which has upper ends connected together, and lower ends spaced away from each other. An inner surface of each holding arm has a through mounting hole of substantially ellipse shape, for allowing a connecting pole passing therethrough and moving therein. A trough is formed at a lower surface of each holding arm and passing through the corresponding inner surface. Two sliding elements are slidably mounted to the holding arms respectively, each of which has a basic plate. The basic plate has a though hole at an upper portion thereof, for engaging with the connecting pole. Two resisting pads are disposed between outer surfaces of the holding arms and the basic plates. Each of the resisting pads has a hole at an upper portion thereof, for engaging with the connecting pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sheng-Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 8077406
    Abstract: An on-vehicle camera lens glass material satisfies at least one of conditions in which a measurement result in water resistance based on a powder method prescribed by Japanese Optical Glass Industrial Standard is 1st Class, a measurement result in Knoop hardness based on a measurement method prescribed by Japanese Optical Glass Industrial Standard is 6th Class or higher, a measurement result in solarization based on a measurement method prescribed by Japanese Optical Glass Industrial Standard is 2% or less, and a measurement result in average linear expansion coefficient based on a measurement method prescribed by Japanese Optical Glass Industrial Standard is 100×10?7° C.?1 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hoya Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hachitani, Kazuo Tachiwana
  • 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: 20110255180
    Abstract: A clutching jig has a pair of holding arms which has upper ends connected together, and lower ends spaced away from each other. An inner surface of each holding arm has a through mounting hole of substantially ellipse shape, for allowing a connecting pole passing therethrough and moving therein. A trough is formed at a lower surface of each holding arm and passing through the corresponding inner surface. Two sliding elements are slidably mounted to the holding arms respectively, each of which has a basic plate. The basic plate has a though hole at an upper portion thereof, for engaging with the connecting pole. Two resisting pads are disposed between outer surfaces of the holding arms and the basic plates. Each of the resisting pads has a hole at an upper portion thereof, for engaging with the connecting pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sheng-Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 8035900
    Abstract: An objective lens for an endoscope is provided and has a lens group A and a lens group B that are movable in a direction of an optical axis. In the objective lens, first focal adjustment for observing a point between a most-distant point and an intermediate point is performed by moving the lens group A from a lens arrangement for observing the most-distant point; and second focal adjustment for observing a point between the intermediate point to a nearest point is performed by moving the lens group B from a lens arrangement for observing the intermediate point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventor: Chikara Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8023207
    Abstract: A clutching jig is adapted to disassemble a lens module which includes a lens socket and a lens component mounted to the lens socket. The clutching jig includes a base and at least two inserting slices. The base defines two opposite lateral surfaces and a bottom surface. A slot passes through the opposite lateral surfaces and the bottom surface to divide the base into a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The bottom surface has a receiving recess at a portion thereof. The inserting slices are removably mounted to the opposite lateral surfaces and beyond the bottom surface. Wherein the inserting slices are inserted between the lens component and the lens socket, and the receiving recess receives the lens component with a circumferential dimension thereof lessened to clutch the lens component when the first holding portion and the second holding portion are urged to approach each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Cheng UEI Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Chou Wang, Yi-Chang Yang
  • Patent number: 7984564
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods associated with a center finder and marking tool are disclosed. A center finder and marking tool device includes a base that is configured to be positioned on a work piece surface. The base includes a bore hole. A body is disposed inside the bore hole and rotationally coupled to the base, wherein the body includes a first bore tunnel and a second bore tunnel. An optical center finder is disposed inside the first bore tunnel, and a marking tool is disposed inside the second bore tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Matthew J. Weigel
  • Publication number: 20110170048
    Abstract: A vision assist device without side temples comprises a frame for holding a first vision assisting lens with a carabiner clip that extends from the frame for use as a handle. The carabiner clip has at least 3 sides, at least one of said sides including a bar with spring biasing to define a closed clip position. The carabiner clipped device can be used as reading glasses, a magnifying glass, lorgnette and/or binoculars. Optionally, the carabiner includes a switch-activated light. One preferred embodiment uses overlapping lenses to provide twice the vision correction when folded closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: Eyewear Inventions and Licensing, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Samuel R. Shapiro
  • Publication number: 20110157728
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: MOTOROLA, INC.
    Inventors: Michiel S. Knoppert, Gabriel G. Khouri, Mark R. Malon
  • Publication number: 20110080660
    Abstract: To an inventive shopping trolley 11 is attached a device 1 for facilitating the reading of printouts, labels etc. This has a magnifier 2, a weight 3, and a steel cable 4 which connects the magnifier 2 to the weight 3. Moreover, the device 1 has a receiving element 5, which in this case is formed as a metal tube. The upper area of the metal tube 5 has an opening 6 through which the steel cable 4 is guided. The weight 3 is always inside the metal tube 5. The gravitational force G of the weight 3 causes the magnifier 2 to be drawn via the steel cable 4 to the opening 6 and practically onto the metal tube 5. The steel cable 4 can be pulled out from the opening 6 against the restoring force G.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: OPTIK KERLE GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Kerle
  • Patent number: 7916290
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a coaxially arranged, off-axis optical system for a sighting device or aiming device. It is the object of the invention to provide a possibility for constructing an optical system in such a way that the typical disadvantage with respect to the tightness of a sighting device in an open-type construction is overcome and a good flattening of the image field is achieved in addition to the high optical imaging quality of the aiming mark. According to the invention, by means of a coaxially arranged, off-axis optical system for a sighting device or aiming device comprising a lens group, wherein the lens facing the target object is constructed as a converging meniscus and the lens facing the eye is constructed as a diverging meniscus, with a dichroic reflector and an embodiment for the aiming mark, the above-stated object is met in that a correction lens with positive refractive power is arranged at a distance of less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Analytik Jena AG
    Inventor: Albrecht Koehler
  • Publication number: 20110051263
    Abstract: A clutching jig is adapted to disassemble a lens module which includes a lens socket and a lens component mounted to the lens socket. The clutching jig includes a base and at least two inserting slices. The base defines two opposite lateral surfaces and a bottom surface. A slot passes through the opposite lateral surfaces and the bottom surface to divide the base into a first holding portion and a second holding portion. The bottom surface has a receiving recess at a portion thereof. The inserting slices are removably mounted to the opposite lateral surfaces and beyond the bottom surface. Wherein the inserting slices are inserted between the lens component and the lens socket, and the receiving recess receives the lens component with a circumferential dimension thereof lessened to clutch the lens component when the first holding portion and the second holding portion are urged to approach each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: CHIN-CHOU WANG, Yi-Chang Yang
  • Patent number: 7880977
    Abstract: A rod lens is used for fitting in an endoscopes. The rod lens has a rod-shaped body which is made at least in a section of a flexible, transparent solid piece of plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Frank Lederer, Frank Fuerst, Matthias Huber, Juergen Rudischhauser
  • Publication number: 20110013293
    Abstract: An image pickup lens includes: a first lens block with a positive power and a second lens block. The first lens block includes a first lens substrate, a lens portion 1a with a positive power, formed on an object-side surface of the first lens substrate, and a lens portion 1b with a negative power, formed on an image-side surface of the first lens substrate. The object-side surface of the lens portion 1a is a convex surface, and an image-side surface of the lens portion 1b is a concave surface. The second lens block includes a second lens substrate, and a lens portion 2a with a negative power, formed on an object-side surface of the second lens substrate. The object-side surface of the lens portion 2a is a concave surface. The image pickup lens satisfies the predetermined conditional expressions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi KAWASAKI, Yasunari Fukuta, Kazuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 7835090
    Abstract: A clutching jig used to disassemble a lens module which includes a lens socket and a lens component mounted to the lens socket by a plurality of buckling pieces of the lens socket abutting a top and a side of the lens component defines a housing having a base. The base has an inserting hole. A bottom of the base has a holding wall for pressing the buckling pieces apart from the lens component. A top of the base has a pair of connecting walls. Two clutching arms are rotatably mounted to the housing. Each of the clutching arms has a fixing plate. An end of a top side of the fixing plate has a holding bar. An end of a bottom side of the fixing plate defines a clutching slice for holding the lens component when the holding bars are urged to approach each other, in disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Chang Yang, Kuo Chuan Chiu, Feng Chi Lee, Chin Chou Wang
  • Patent number: 7835091
    Abstract: A protective shell for an electronic device is adapted to accommodate the electronic device. The electronic device includes a camera lens. The protective shell includes a shell body and a lens device. The shell body is adapted to accommodate the electronic device. The lens device is mounted on the shell body, and includes a plurality of lenses. The lens device is operable to move relative to the shell body such that a selected one of the lenses correspondingly overlaps one side of the camera lens of the electronic device to permit switching among different modes of use, thereby enabling the camera lens to have different functions, such as close-up, filtering, wide-angle, and polarizing functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Chung Tseng, Hsin-Chuan Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100284096
    Abstract: A clutching jig used to disassemble a lens module which includes a lens socket and a lens component mounted to the lens socket by a plurality of buckling pieces of the lens socket abutting a top and a side of the lens component defines a housing having a base. The base has an inserting hole. A bottom of the base has a holding wall for pressing the buckling pieces apart from the lens component. A top of the base has a pair of connecting walls. Two clutching arms are rotatably mounted to the housing. Each of the clutching arms has a fixing plate. An end of a top side of the fixing plate has a holding bar. An end of a bottom side of the fixing plate defines a clutching slice for holding the lens component when the holding bars are urged to approach each other, in disassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: Yi-Chang Yang, Kuo-Chuan Chiu, Feng-Chi Lee, Chin-Chou Wang
  • Patent number: 7799559
    Abstract: A culture microscope apparatus has an illumination unit to apply excitation light to the specimen, a specimen observing portion to observe light generated from the specimen due to the excitation light, and a dimmer unit to dim the excitation light that has penetrated the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Kenichi Koyama, Atsuhiro Tsuchiya, Atsushi Yonetani
  • Patent number: 7777886
    Abstract: Improved optical alignment precision to a passive optical cavity is provided by including a combination of a weak focusing element and a translation plate in the input coupling optics. Adjustment of positions and angles of these optical elements, preferably after all other input optical elements are fixed in place, advantageously provides for high-precision optical alignment to the cavity, without requiring excessively tight fabrication tolerances. Fabrication tolerances are relaxed by making the optical power of the weak focusing element significantly less than the optical power of a strong focusing element in the input optics. The position and angles of the beam with respect to the cavity can be adjusted, as can the size of the beam at the cavity. Differential adjustment of the beam size in two orthogonal directions (e.g., tangential plane and sagittal plane) at the cavity can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Picarro, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Koulikov, Bruce A. Richman, Dmitri Davydov
  • Patent number: 7771074
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for projecting a linear optical marking onto at least one boundary of a room, such as floor surface for example, comprising a light source (12) that emits laser radiation along an optical axis (16) as well as a cuboid lens (14) connected in series with the light source, penetrated by the optical axis and reflecting as well as refracting the radiation. To facilitate fanning and reflecting of light originating from the light source through constructively simple means, the invention proposes that provided in the frontal surface (20) is a channel-shaped depression (40) and provided in the rear surface (22) is a projection (24), both of which are geometrically designed and arranged so that the radiation can be totally reflected and that totally reflected radiation striking the depression can be fanned out, where the optical marking runs to both transverse surfaces of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Stabila Messgerate Gustav Ullrich GmbH
    Inventors: Gabriel Kallabis, Daniel Busam
  • Patent number: 7764437
    Abstract: An objective lens for an endoscope is provided and has a lens group A and a lens group B that are movable in a direction of an optical axis. In the objective lens, first focal adjustment for observing a point between a most-distant point and an intermediate point is performed by moving the lens group A from a lens arrangement for observing the most-distant point; and second focal adjustment for observing a point between the intermediate point to a nearest point is performed by moving the lens group B from a lens arrangement for observing the intermediate point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventor: Chikara Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 7760971
    Abstract: An anti-EMI lens module used in a bill acceptor is disclosed to include a circuit board, which has a plurality of electric recognition devices and a grounding device surrounding the electric recognition devices, a holder base mounted on the circuit board and holding a lens device and having a plurality of through holes respectively aimed at the electric recognition devices and a metal conducting layer disposed in contact with the grounding device of the circuit board and forming with the grounding device a grounding loop for absorbing and discharging static electricity during operation of the bill acceptor to protect the electric recognition devices against static electricity, radiowave and electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: International Currency Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Tien-Yuan Chien