Lens Mounts Patents (Class 359/819)
  • Patent number: 11148943
    Abstract: A semiconductor element is formed in a mesa portion of a semiconductor substrate. A cavity is formed in a working surface of the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor substrate is brought in contact with a glass piece made of a glass material and having a protrusion. The glass piece and the semiconductor substrate are arranged such that the protrusion extends into the cavity. The glass piece is bonded to the semiconductor substrate. The glass piece is in-situ bonded to the semiconductor substrate by pressing the glass piece against the semiconductor substrate. During the pressing a temperature of the glass piece exceeds a glass transition temperature and the temperature and a force exerted on the glass piece are controlled to fluidify the glass material and after re-solidifying the protrusion completely fills the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Alexander Breymesser, Andre Brockmeier, Carsten von Koblinski, Francisco Javier Santos Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11150434
    Abstract: The present application provides a lens breech locking device, which relates to a structure for locking a lens. It comprises a lens (1) and an adapter (2), a lens placement slot (3) for placing the lens (1) is arranged on the adapter (2), wherein, a plurality of vertical fork flanges (5) with claws (4) are mounted in the lens placement slot (3) for adjusting the position of the lens (1) on the adapter (2), the claw (4) is located between a chassis (13) of the vertical fork flange (5) and the bottom of the lens placement slot (3). The present application adds four vertical fork flanges to the lens placement slot of the adapter/camera, and limits the lens through the vertical fork flange, so that the lens can be better locked on the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GLOBAL BOOM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Chung Man Ho, Wilfried Bitter
  • Patent number: 11150435
    Abstract: The present invention includes a plurality of lenses that are disposed such that optical axes are aligned in an axial direction, a first lens frame that holds a first lens of the plurality of lenses, and a second lens frame that holds a second lens of the plurality of lenses. The first lens frame comes into contact with the second lens frame and is disposed on one side of the second lens frame in the axial direction. The second lens frame includes a penetration hole penetrating the second lens frame from the other side in the axial direction to the one side in the axial direction. Air is suctioned and discharged via the penetration hole such that the first lens frame and the second lens frame are temporarily fixed through vacuum adsorption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 11150439
    Abstract: An optomechanical device having an interface that is mounted to another interface wherein the two interfaces are made of materials having the same or similar coefficients of thermal expansion and within the optomechanical device is an interface that is designed to compensate for the second mechanical component that is made of materials having the same or similar coefficients of thermal expansion as the optic or photonic device or instrument being held or controlled altogether with a fully constrained set of slip planes making for an optical mechanical device consisting of two or more materials that have coefficients of thermal expansion that are suitably matched to the materials it is being mounted to and the materials it is holding or controlling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Thorlabs, Inc.
    Inventor: Brett D'Alessio
  • Patent number: 11131824
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for actively aligning an optical device are described. An apparatus includes an optical device. The optical device includes a supporting surface, a light source mounted to the supporting surface, a lens mount configured to hold a lens, a lens holder configured to hold the lens mount, wherein the lens mount is configured to be mounted to the supporting surface. A light detector is configured to determine a light intensity of a light beam through the lens, the light intensity indicating the alignment of the lens. An alignment device is to move the lens until the light intensity indicates that the lens is aligned, and a curing light is to cure adhesive layers between the lens and the lens mount, the lens mount and the lens holder, and the lens holder and the supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Barak Freedman, Adi Shechtman
  • Patent number: 11122192
    Abstract: A camera comprising a housing, a lens, a lens holder and an image sensor is provided. The image sensor is supported by the lens holder. The lens holder comprises a through-going channel configured to coaxially and lockably receive the lens in a position in which a rear end of the lens faces the image sensor. The lens holder is spring loaded in relation to the housing by an elastic member arranged in a position between the housing and the lens holder into a position in which a front portion of the lens is forced into abutment with a first lens stop arranged in the housing, thereby providing a fixed axial distance between a front end of the lens and a front end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventor: Ide Hiroyuki
  • Patent number: 11118863
    Abstract: A system for extending range of target engagement is provided. The system comprises a long firearm with a day optic sight attached and a clip-on thermal sight installed forward of the day optic sight. The clip-on thermal sight receives rotation of 90 degrees lengthwise along the firearm, display orientation of view finder changed from horizontal to vertical, and improves, based at least on the rotation and changed orientation, the aspect ratio is favorably altered to increase number of vertical mils available for target engagement. The range and situational awareness are both simultaneously enhanced while maintaining the number of pixels on the target by increasing the sensor resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jagrut Patel, Sumeet Suri
  • Patent number: 11112081
    Abstract: A light device for a vehicle includes an emitting module, a light condensing lens and a light guide. The light guide has a hollow column defining a light incident side and a light output side away from each other, both sides respectively faced to the emitting module and the light condensing lens, and the hollow column in help of the light guide avoiding material degradation phenomena and structure deforming problem and prolonging the life usage compared with other materials such as solid-transparent plastic or silicone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TAN DE TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Chiang Pan, Cheng Chih Lai, Chao Pai Lee
  • Patent number: 11108902
    Abstract: A camera assembly and a terminal are provided. The camera assembly includes a base body having a receiving cavity, a driving component and a sliding body received in the receiving cavity, and a camera module. The driving component is configured to drive the sliding body moving relative to the base body, to enable the sliding body to extend out of or retract into the receiving cavity. The sliding body includes a base member and a cover plate. The cover plate covers the base member and is engaged with the base member to define a component space for receiving the camera module. The cover plate has a through hole in communication with the component space. The camera module includes a voice coil motor and a lens facing the through hole. The voice coil motor drives the lens to extend out of or retract into the sliding body through the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 11099353
    Abstract: An adjustable optical lens and camera module, and manufacturing method and applications thereof is disclosed. The camera module includes an optical sensor and an adjustable optical lens. The adjustable optical lens includes an optical structural member and at least two lenses, wherein each of the lenses is arranged in an internal space of the optical structural member. Along a vertical direction of the optical structural member, at least one lens is adapted to be adjustably pre-mounted to an internal space of the optical structural member serving as an adjustable lens. The side wall of the optical structural member is provided with at least one adjustment channel, which is positioned corresponding to the adjustable lens, so that an assembling position of the adjustable lens can be adjusted through the adjustment channel so as to align a central axis line of the adjustable optical lens with a central axis line of the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Bojie Zhao, Heng Jiang, Liang Ding, Feifan Chen, Chunmei Liu, Nan Guo, Shoujie Wang
  • Patent number: 11092770
    Abstract: A camera lens group is disclosed. The camera lens group includes, sequentially from an object side to an image side along an optical axis: a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens having refractive powers. The second lens has a positive refractive power. An object-side surface of the second lens, an object-side surface of the third lens, and an object-side surface of the sixth lens are a convex surface. An image-side surface of the third lens, an image-side surface of the sixth lens, and an image-side surface of the seventh lens are a concave surface. A center thickness CT4 of the fourth lens on the optical axis and a center thickness CT5 of the fifth lens on the optical axis satisfy: CT4/CT5>1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Jianke Wenren, Ming Li, Saifeng Lyu, Lihui Ye
  • Patent number: 11092218
    Abstract: A good-orientation, low-drift micro-movement subassembly for angle adjustment as a precise driving screw for angle adjustment, comprising a slotted knurling handle, a turnbuckle and a central cylindrical shaft. The invention is precise for linear displacement, good orientation, low-drift, stable and reliable adjustment, which can be used for a variety of precision-oriented, small drift, precision micro-angle adjustment of the drive screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Institute of Optics And Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Jianqiang Zhu, Gengxiu Tang, Zhigang Liu, Lifeng Du, Xiangyang Pang, Chao Zhang
  • Patent number: 11089189
    Abstract: A camera module includes a lens and a voice coil motor (VCM), and the lens is placed in the VCM, where a first portion of an inner side of the VCM is attached to a first portion of an outer side of the lens, and a second portion of the inner side of the VCM is provided with a screw thread structure recessed relative to the first portion of the inner side of the VCM. The screw thread structure and a second portion of the outer side of the lens form a groove portion, and the groove portion is filled with adhesive. The first portion of the VCM is a lower portion, and the second portion of the VCM is an upper portion. The first portion of the lens is a lower portion, and the second portion of the lens is an upper portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fangcheng Liu, Dengfeng Li, Yingyong He, Yang Han, Lei Jiang, Jianwen Wang
  • Patent number: 11054580
    Abstract: An optical communication device is provided that includes a first lens having a first surface and a second surface, a second lens having a third surface and a fourth surface, an optical fiber configured to output light including a plurality of ray bundles, and a photodetector located at the fourth surface of the second lens. The first lens is configured to cause the light output from the optical fiber to form an image at an image plane located at the third surface of the second lens. The second lens is configured to cause subsets of the ray bundles received at the third surface of the second lens to intersect or overlap at the photodetector in a smaller cross-sectional area than at the third surface of the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Andrei Kazmierski, Nam-hyong Kim, Devin Brinkley, Baris Ibrahim Erkmen
  • Patent number: 11044423
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an infrared (IR) imaging system for determining a concentration of a target species in an object is disclosed. The imaging system can include an optical system including an optical focal plane array (FPA) unit. The optical system can have components defining at least two optical channels thereof, said at least two optical channels being spatially and spectrally different from one another. Each of the at least two optical channels can be positioned to transfer IR radiation incident on the optical system towards the optical FPA. The system can include a processing unit containing a processor that can be configured to acquire multispectral optical data representing said target species from the IR radiation received at the optical FPA. Said optical system and said processing unit can be contained together in a data acquisition and processing module configured to be worn or carried by a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: REBELLION PHOTONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Robert Timothy Kester
  • Patent number: 11041979
    Abstract: A lens assembly according to an embodiment includes a holder including a first sidewall having a first opening and a second sidewall having a second opening, a liquid lens unit including at least a portion disposed in the first opening and the second opening, and an adhesive member coupling the holder and the liquid lens unit, wherein the second opening faces the first opening in a direction perpendicular to an optical-axis of the liquid lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yong Bok Choi
  • Patent number: 11016260
    Abstract: A positioning system for an optical system can include a support frame and a flexure arrangement. The flexure arrangement can be configured to secure an optical-system component relative to a support frame, with the optical-system component in a first orientation. The flexure arrangement can be configured to resiliently deform, upon application of a transient stress to the optical system, to move the optical-system component relative to the support frame along at least one degree of freedom. The flexure arrangement can be configured to return the optical-system component to the first orientation upon removal of the transient stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COGNEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Goodale, Andrew Parrett, John Filhaber, Benjamin Braker
  • Patent number: 11002937
    Abstract: A lens assembly for a near range camera includes a lens stack disposed in a tubular lens housing. The lens stack includes several lenses in a stacked arrangement. An outermost lens of the lens stack is disposed in an open end of the lens housing, and a second lens of the lens stack abuts an inward facing surface of the outermost lens. A seal is that contacts, and forms a seal with, an inner surface of the lens housing, the first lens and the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ligor Manushi, John Janson
  • Patent number: 10999537
    Abstract: Infrared cameras can include an infrared sensor and an infrared lens assembly defining an optical axis. A camera can include an inner gear engaging the infrared lens assembly and a focus ring that engages the inner gear. The inner gear can engage the focus ring and the infrared lens assembly such that rotation of the focus ring about its central axis can cause the rotation of the infrared lens assembly about its optical axis, which may be offset from the central axis of the focus ring. The camera can include a sensor can threadably engaging the infrared lens assembly and fixed relative to the infrared sensor such that rotation of the infrared lens assembly causes the infrared lens assembly to move relative to the infrared sensor. The sensor can can support other components such as a visible light lens assembly or a laser within a perimeter of the focus ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick R. Woolfenden, Brian R. Gattman, William Weidner
  • Patent number: 10996419
    Abstract: A novel optical component mount is disclosed, which includes at least one first mount body with at least one adjustment member traversing through at least one adjustment member passage formed in the first mount body. At least one second mount body is configured with at least one component aperture formed therein and at least one insert receiver formed therein. The insert receiver is configured to receive at least one thermal compensating positioning insert positioned in the insert receiver. The coefficient of thermal expansion of the thermal compensating positioning insert is configured to be equal to the coefficient of thermal expansion of the adjustment member. At least one engaging body is positioned in the thermal compensating insert and engages the adjustment member. The engaging body is configured having a coefficient of thermal expansion less than the coefficient of thermal expansion of the thermal compensating positioning insert and the coefficient of thermal expansion of the adjustment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEWPORT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul Huang, James Fisher
  • Patent number: 10989891
    Abstract: An optical lens, including: an optical portion located at a central position; and a peripheral portion surrounding the optical portion. The peripheral portion includes: a first surrounding portion connected to the optical portion and surrounding the optical portion; and a second surrounding portion surrounding the first surrounding portion and having a lens cutting surface. A thickness of the first surrounding portion in a direction of an optical axis of the optical lens is greater than a thickness of the second surrounding portion in the direction of the optical axis of the optical lens, and the lens cutting surface extends from an object side of the second surrounding portion to an image side of the second surrounding portion along the direction of the optical axis. The optical lens disclosed in the present disclosure has an advantage of preventing internal cracking of the optical lens when the optical lens is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10969561
    Abstract: A driving mechanism for moving an optical element is provided, including a housing, a frame, a holder, and a driving assembly. The frame is fixed to the housing and forms a depressed surface adjacent to the housing. Specifically, the depressed surface faces the housing and is not in contact with the housing. The holder is movably disposed in the housing for holding the optical element. The drive assembly is disposed in the housing to drive the holder and the optical element to move relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Bing-Ru Song, Yi-Ho Chen, Chia-Pin Hsu, Chih-Wei Weng, Shin-Hua Chen, Chien-Lun Huang, Chao-Chun Chang, Shou-Jen Liu, Kun-Shih Lin, Nai-Wen Hsu, Yu-Cheng Lin, Shang-Yu Hsu, Yu-Huai Liao, Yi-Hsin Nieh, Shih-Ting Huang, Kuo-Chun Kao, Fu-Yuan Wu
  • Patent number: 10942327
    Abstract: A centering pin pushes an inclining surface provided as part of a side section of a lens frame that accommodates a centering target lens that is a centering target lens group to allow the centering target lens to move in a centering direction. In this process, an end surface of the lens frame is always urged against a reference surface that positions the lens frame attached to an attachment section of a lens barrel in the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirofumi Okubo
  • Patent number: 10921543
    Abstract: A lens barrel that is difficult to be broken by external forces without upsizing the lens barrel or degrading optical performance. The lens barrel has a lens holding member, an exterior frame disposed on a subject side of the lens holding member, a guide member disposed on an outer peripheral side of the lens holding member to guide the lens holding member movably in the optical axis direction, and a cam ring held rotatably on an outer peripheral side of the guide member. The lens holding member and the exterior frame are engaged with respective different cam grooves disposed in the cam ring and are driven by the cam ring in a state of being urged by an elastic member in such directions as that the lens holding member and the exterior frame are separated from each other in the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kohei Uemura
  • Patent number: 10914869
    Abstract: A lens assembly includes a lens including an optical portion refracting light and a flange portion extending along a portion of a circumference of the optical portion, a blocking member disposed in front of the lens and having an opening to allow light to be incident on the lens, and a lens barrel accommodating the lens. The optical portion is noncircular and a portion of the blocking member facing the optical portion in an optical axis direction is located to be higher than a portion of the blocking member facing the flange portion in the optical axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Shin Yang, Tae Su Choi, Sot Eum Seo, Ju Sung Park
  • Patent number: 10917570
    Abstract: A mode selection assembly includes a selecting ring coupled to a lens barrel of an imaging device and a gear ring coupled to the lens barrel or a housing of the imaging device. The selecting ring is configured to be turned to select a selected imaging mode from among a plurality of imaging modes of the imaging device, and is configured to engage with the gear ring to form a plurality of gear positions. A chosen one of the gear positions corresponds to the selected imaging mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jidong Wei
  • Patent number: 10908385
    Abstract: A mechanism for attaching and detaching a tripod seat, comprising: a first tripod seat unit; and a second tripod seat unit to which the first tripod seta unit is detachably attached, wherein: one of the first tripod seat unit and the second tripod seat unit has a first fixing member and a second fixing member formed to be screwed together; the other of the first tripod seat unit and the second tripod seat unit has an attachment part brought to be in pressure contact with the second fixing member by screwing the first fixing member to the second fixing member; and by bringing the attachment part to be in pressure contact with the second fixing member, the first tripod seat unit is fixed to the second tripod seat unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Ooya
  • Patent number: 10895709
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes an optical system L0 including a plurality of lenses. The optical system L0 is changeable to a first state in which a focal length of the optical system L0 is a first focal length and a second state in which the focal length is a second focal length shorter than the first focal length, by changing one or some of the plurality of lenses. The maximum image heights and maximum angle of views in the first state and the second state are substantially constant and satisfy a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Maki Yokoya, Yoshihisa Tashiro, Takayoshi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10890732
    Abstract: A lens is provided. The lens comprises a lens body. The lens body is substantially in a shape of a circular table. A small end of the lens body is provided with a concave inner light source accommodation space. The inner surface of the light source accommodation space is an incident surface of light. A surface of a large end of the lens body is an exit surface, and a side surface of the lens body is a reflecting surface. A bottom of the light source accommodation space is provided with a cylindrical protrusion. A cross section dimension of the light source accommodation space gradually decreases, from the small end of the lens to the large end of the lens. The cylindrical protrusion is formed by protrusion from the bottom of the light source accommodation space toward the small end of the lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NINGBO VASA INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 10845563
    Abstract: An accessory for a camera body including a plurality of camera-side terminals, a camera-side protruding portion, and an elastic member, the accessory includes: a first terminal that changes a voltage at the first camera-side terminal by contacting with a first camera-side terminal; an eighth terminal to which a first clock signal is input by contacting with a first camera-side clock terminal; a tenth terminal that outputs a second clock signal by contacting with a second camera-side clock terminal; and an accessory-side protruding portion that is to be pressed toward the camera body side by the elastic member, wherein: the accessory-side protruding portion has a contacting portion to contact with the elastic member; and a distance between the eighth terminal and the contacting portion and a distance between the tenth terminal and the contacting portion are shorter than a distance between the first terminal and the contacting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Goto, Osamu Katsuda, Koji Nagaoka, Takayuki Funaoka
  • Patent number: 10847664
    Abstract: An optical package is proposed comprising a carrier, an optoelectronic component, an aspheric lens, and a reflective layer. The carrier comprises electrical interconnections and the optoelectric component is arranged for emitting and/or detecting electromagnetic radiation in a specified wavelength range. Furthermore, the optoelectric component is mounted on the carrier or integrated into the carrier and electrically connected to the electric interconnections. The aspheric lens has an upper surface, a lateral surface, and a bottom surface and the bottom surface is arranged on or near the optoelectric component. The aspheric lens comprises a material which is at least transparent in the specified wavelength range. The reflective layer comprises a reflective material, wherein the reflective layer at least partly covers the lateral surface of the aspheric lens, and wherein the reflective material is at least partly reflective in the specified wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventors: David Mehrl, Thomas Bodner, Gregor Toschkoff, Harald Etschmaier, Franz Schrank
  • Patent number: 10831114
    Abstract: A lithography machine includes an optical element, an interface coupled to the optical element, and a component which is separate from the interface. The interface is directly connected to the optical element. The optical element includes an engaging section. The component has a counter engaging section configured to engage with the engaging section of the optical element to connect the component form-fittingly and/or force-fittingly to the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Björn Liebaug, Franz-Josef Stickel, Jürgen Hofmann, Dietmar Dürr
  • Patent number: 10831084
    Abstract: An accessory for a camera body including a plurality of camera-side terminals, a camera-side protruding portion, and an elastic member, the accessory includes: a first terminal that changes a voltage at the first camera-side terminal by contacting with a first camera-side terminal; an eighth terminal to which a first clock signal is input by contacting with a first camera-side clock terminal; a tenth terminal that outputs a second clock signal by contacting with a second camera-side clock terminal; and an accessory-side protruding portion that is to be pressed toward the camera body side by the elastic member, wherein a distance between the eighth terminal and the accessory-side protruding portion and a distance between the tenth terminal and the accessory-side protruding portion are shorter than a distance between the first terminal and the accessory-side protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takao Goto, Osamu Katsuda, Koji Nagaoka, Takayuki Funaoka
  • Patent number: 10809203
    Abstract: There is described an inspection device for inspecting a slot of a gas turbine engine. The inspection device comprises: an insert for insertion into the slot; a plurality of imaging devices coupled to the insert; and a processor. The insert is movable along a longitudinal axis of the slot. Each of the plurality of imaging devices is positioned adjacent an external surface of the insert and is configured to capture an image of a portion of the slot adjacent the imaging device. The processor is configured to receive data corresponding to the images captured by the plurality of imaging devices. There is also described a method of inspecting a slot using the inspection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Wei Keong Ten, Murukeshan Vadakke Matham, Iulian Marinescu, Nicholas Weeks, Wei Yi Yeoh, Aswin Haridas
  • Patent number: 10795117
    Abstract: A lens barrel is removeably attachable to an image pickup unit, wherein a large amount of shake can be corrected. This lens barrel includes a mounting part that is removeably attachable to an image pickup unit, including: an image forming optical system that forms a subject image for the image pickup unit; a support unit that supports at least a portion of the image forming optical system; and a fixed unit that is disposed outside of the support unit and that is fixed to the mounting unit. The support part is relatively rotatable and moveable with respect to the fixed unit, about at least two axes which are substantially orthogonal to the light axis of the image forming optical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Nagaoka, Kunihiko Shimizu, Teppei Okuyama, Noriyasu Kotani, Hisanori Togawa
  • Patent number: 10795114
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a lens driving apparatus. The lens driving apparatus includes: a base; a first supporting frame supported by the base body; a second supporting frame supported by the first supporting frame; a third supporting frame covering and fixed to the second supporting frame and enclosing an accommodating space together with the second supporting frame; a barrel accommodated in the accommodating space and elastic members made of memory alloys and configured to drive the first supporting frame to move in a first direction with respect to the base body, drive the third supporting frame and the second supporting frame to move in a second direction with respect to the first supporting frame and drive the barrel to move in a direction of its optical axis. Any two of the first direction, the second direction and the direction of the optical axis are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingke Zhu, Kaiyan Gao
  • Patent number: 10795110
    Abstract: A lens module is disclosed. The lens module includes a lens barrel having a first bonding face; a first lens; and a fixing component installed inside the lens barrel and including a second bonding face. At least one the first bonding face and the second bonding face is configured to be lumpy, and the first bonding face and the second bonding face are bonded by glue. The first bonding face, the second bonding face and the glue form a bonding structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10763734
    Abstract: A voice coil motor includes a base, a housing, a lower-resilient member, a lens frame, a coil, a magnet, an upper-resilient member, an upper cover plate, and a pin arranged on the base. The lower-resilient member, the lens frame, the coil, the magnet, the upper-resilient member, and the upper cover plate are arranged in sequence between the base and the housing. The lens frame and the coil are integrally formed. The coil surrounds an outer surface of the lens frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Long-Fei Zhang, Shin-Wen Chen, Yu-Shuai Li, Kun Li
  • Patent number: 10750064
    Abstract: A camera module for a vehicular vision system includes a lens barrel having a lens accommodated therein, a front camera housing portion that accommodates an imager printed circuit board therein, and a rear camera housing portion mated with a rear portion of said front camera housing so as to encase the imager printed circuit board in the camera module. The imager printed circuit board is disposed at the lens barrel and bonded thereat with the imager optically aligned with an optical axis of the optical elements. The front camera housing portion may include mounting structure for mounting at a vehicle. The camera module has a center of mass, and distance from the optical axis of the lens to the mounting structure may be the same as distance from the center of mass to the mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Steven V. Byrne, Yuesheng Lu, Jonathan D. Conger, Rene Dreiocker
  • Patent number: 10712526
    Abstract: An optical device mount is made largely as a single unitary, continuous, and monolithic piece of material. The single-material piece for optical mount includes a frame, a pair of overlapping plates that secure an optical device (an optic) such as a lens or mirror, and flexures that couple the plates to each other and to the frame, so as to allow tilt of the optical device relative to the frame in multiple directions. The optical device mount may include tilt adjustment mechanisms for adjusting the tilt in the multiple directions, for example by putting forces on the plates and/or frame that cause flexing at the flexures, thereby tilting the optical device. The material for the single piece of the optical mount may be any of a variety of suitable materials, such as metals, polymers, or other suitable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Grant Hallock, Andrew Truxel
  • Patent number: 10712527
    Abstract: An imaging lens module includes a plastic barrel, an optical lens assembly and a glue material. The plastic barrel includes an outer object-end surface, an outer image-end surface and an inner tube surface. The inner tube surface connects the outer object-end surface and the outer image-end surface, and includes a plurality of parallel inner surfaces. A plurality of stripe structures are disposed on and protruded from at least one of the parallel inner surfaces, wherein the stripe structures are regularly arranged along a circumferential direction of the parallel inner surface. The optical lens assembly includes a plurality of optical elements disposed in the plastic barrel and arranged along the optical axis, wherein an outer annular surface of at least one of the optical elements is disposed correspondingly to the stripe structures. The glue material is applied among the outer annular surface and the stripe structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hua Tsai, Ming-Ta Chou, Ming-Shun Chang
  • Patent number: 10705330
    Abstract: A lens includes a lens body comprising a cylindrical surface along an optical axis direction and a fixed portion radially outwardly protruding from the lens body, comprising a diameter diminishing more and more from an image side toward a subject side along an optical axis of the lens body, and including an inclined surface contiguous to the cylindrical surface of the lens body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okada, Katsumi Tsuji, Yasushi Koshiba, Takatoshi Nakata
  • Patent number: 10663270
    Abstract: A threaded member has a discontinuous helical thread ridge 15 on which a plurality of dividing portions 14 are formed in the middle. At least one of the discontinuous portions of the thread ridge 15, which is interposed between the dividing portions 14, is a locking portion 18 which is configured such that a flank angle of one flank, out of flanks on both sides of the thread ridge 15, is smaller than a flank angle of a flank corresponding to a basic ridge profile and at least part of the flank is disposed on an outside of the flank corresponding to the basic ridge profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Jinta Serizawa
  • Patent number: 10624527
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an optical unit for endoscope includes: a process of fabricating a plurality of element wafers each including an optical element having an optical path portion and a spacer portion; a first adhesion process of fabricating a laminated wafer by adhering the element wafers with a first adhesive portion composed of a solid first adhesive disposed in a gap between the spacer portions; a second adhesion process of fabricating a bonded wafer by injecting a liquid second adhesive in the gap between the spacer portions; a curing process of performing curing treatment on the second adhesive; and a process of cutting the bonded wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Maeda
  • Patent number: 10591695
    Abstract: Provided is an optical device including an object-side body portion to and from which an eyepiece-side support member supporting an eyepiece system optical component can be attached and removed; an objective system optical component supported on the object-side body portion; a housing section that houses at least a portion of the eyepiece-side support member; a manipulation member by which a rotation manipulation is performed on the housing section; a following member that is driven and displaced by the manipulation member being rotated; and a gripping member that has at least a portion thereof arranged inside the housing section and grips the eyepiece-side support member when the following member is displaced. The manipulation member rotates freely relative to the following member when a gripping force exerted on the eyepiece-side support member by the gripping member reaches a prescribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON VISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10574867
    Abstract: An imaging device may include a housing and a pair of lenses mounted in the housing. A mechanism maintains the lenses in a horizontal orientation when the housing is rotated about an imaging axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David I. Shaw, William C. Deleeuw, Tondra J. Schlieski, Lucas B. Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 10551751
    Abstract: A lithography apparatus and device manufacturing methods are disclosed. A lithography apparatus includes a support stage, and a measurement system including a sensor part and a reference part, the measurement system being configured to determine the position and/or orientation of the support stage, or of a component mounted on the support stage, relative to a reference frame by using the sensor part to interact with the reference part, wherein: the reference frame comprises N sub-frames coupled together so as to behave predominantly as a single rigid body with respect to vibrations below a first reference frequency and predominantly as an N-body system with respect to vibrations above a second reference frequency, where N is an integer greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Hans Butler, Marc Wilhelmus Maria Van Der Wijst
  • Patent number: 10545350
    Abstract: There is provided a lens element which can maintain an accuracy of the axis alignment between the lens elements and effectively suppress occurrence of ghosting and flares, and an imaging lens unit including such lens element. The fourth lens element 40 of the imaging lens unit 1 integrally comprises a lens portion 41 and an edge portion 42 surrounding the lens portion. The edge portion 42 is provided with an annular step portion 43 as an abut portion for axis alignment with a third lens element 30, and a light shielding portion 46 formed of vapor-deposited films are provided at the annular step portion 43.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KANTATSU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Terai, Shigeru Endo, Takanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10547788
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing having a first face that faces a first direction and a second face that faces a second direction which is opposite the first face, in which the first face is formed to have an at least partially transparent portion and at least one opening formed adjacent to the at least partially transparent portion; a camera located within the housing and including an image sensor that faces the first direction through the at least partially transparent portion in the housing; an acoustic component structure including a space that is at least partially formed between the camera and the second face of the housing and connected to the at least one opening, and at least one vibrating structure that is located in the space and is movable in the first direction or the second direction to generate sound; a circuit that is located within the housing and is electrically connected to the acoustic component structure to provide a sound-associated signal to the acoustic component structure; and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Bae Park, Joon-Rae Cho, Hyun-Ho Yu, Han-Bom Park, Byoung-Uk Yoon, Kyung-Hee Lee, Ho-Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 10539879
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes an optical component, a support mechanism configured to support the optical component, a manipulation mechanism configured to manipulate the optical component while contacting the optical component such that a state of the optical component is changed. The optical component is changed by the manipulation mechanism from a first state in which the optical component is supported by the support mechanism to a second state in which the optical component is supported by the manipulation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takeshi Nakajima, Satoshi Tomura, Masato Hagiri, Mitsuru Seki