Lens Mounts Patents (Class 359/819)
  • Patent number: 11906664
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an emission module and a mounting and adjustment method of the same, a LiDAR and a smart sensing device. An emission module includes an emission apparatus and a collimating element provided sequentially along an outgoing laser, where the emission apparatus is configured to generate the outgoing laser, and the collimating element is configured to collimate the outgoing laser generated by the emission apparatus and emit the outgoing laser; and the collimating element includes a fast-axis collimating element and a slow-axis collimating element provided sequentially along the outgoing laser, the fast-axis collimating element is configured to receive the outgoing laser generated by the emission apparatus and collimate the outgoing laser in a fast-axis direction, and the slow-axis collimating element is configured to receive the outgoing laser collimated in the fast-axis direction, collimate the outgoing laser in the slow-axis direction and emit the outgoing laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: SUTENG INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji Wang
  • Patent number: 11899225
    Abstract: A camera module includes: a lens module including a plurality of lenses; a housing accommodating the lens module; a reflective member disposed in front of the lens module; an image sensor module to receive light passing through the lens module; and a first light shielding plate disposed in the housing in a space between the lens module and the image sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In Gun Kim, Young Suk Kang
  • Patent number: 11899268
    Abstract: An optical lens, comprising: a first lens component (100) comprising a first lens barrel (101) and at least one first lens sheet (102) mounted in the first lens barrel; a second lens component (200) comprising a second lens barrel (201) and at least one second lens sheet (202) mounted in the second lens barrel, the at least one second lens sheet and the at least one first lens sheet together constituting an imageable optical system; and an adhesive bonding the first lens component and the second lens component together, at least a part of the adhesive being interposed between a lens barrel and a lens sheet, wherein the statement of between the lens barrel and the lens sheet specifically means between the second lens barrel and the first lens sheet or between the first lens barrel and the second lens sheet. A corresponding assembly method for optical lens, a camera module, an optical lens and assembly method for camera module are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuijia Chu, Heng Jiang, Lin Liu, Enlai Xiang, Kailun Zhou
  • Patent number: 11867967
    Abstract: An embodiment comprises: a lower surface; a first lens barrel comprising a first protrusion protruding from the lower surface; a first lens array comprising a plurality of first lenses disposed in the first lens barrel; a first holder comprising a first hole into which the first protrusion is inserted; a first adhesive member disposed between a lower surface of the first lens barrel around the first protrusion and an upper surface of the first holder around the first hole; and a first image sensor disposed under the first hole, wherein the first adhesive member comprises one end and the other end, which are disposed to encompass the first hole, and the one end and the other end of the first adhesive member are spaced apart from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Kim, Chul Ro Lee
  • Patent number: 11860440
    Abstract: An embodiment of a camera module comprises: a lens portion; a front body on which the lens portion is mounted; a substrate portion arranged to be spaced from the lens portion in a first direction and coupled to the front body; an image sensor arranged on the substrate portion and provided to face the lens portion; a first fastener, one side of which is inserted into the front body such that at least a part of the substrate portion is coupled to the front body; and a first attachment portion arranged between the front body and the substrate portion, wherein the first attachment portion may comprise at least one through-hole formed between the front body and the substrate portion so as to couple the front body and the substrate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Wook Park, Myoung Jin An
  • Patent number: 11805232
    Abstract: An optical system has a hollow mechanical body having first and second ends. An optical assembly has a plurality of optical components arranged in a stack configuration. Each of the optical components has a set of engagement configurations. For each pair of adjacent optical components in the stack configuration, at least some of the engagement configurations of a first optical component in the pair engage with at least some of the engagement configurations of a second optical component in the pair. Some of the engagement configurations of the optical component at a first end of the stack configuration engage with corresponding engagement configurations of the hollow mechanical body at the first end of the hollow mechanical body to position the other optical components of the stack configuration within the hollow mechanical body. An emissive display device is deployed at the second end of the hollow mechanical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: LUMUS LTD.
    Inventors: Kobi Greenstein, Tsion Eisenfeld, Netanel Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11762164
    Abstract: A lens includes an optical portion refracting light, a rib extending along a circumference of at least a portion of the optical portion, a first area and a second area of an object-side surface of the rib, wherein the first area has a first surface roughness and the second area has a second surface roughness less rough than the first surface roughness, and a third area and a fourth area of an image-side surface of the rib, wherein the third area has a third surface roughness and the fourth area has a fourth surface roughness less rough than the third surface roughness, wherein the second area includes inclined surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Shin Yang, Ju Sung Park, Sot Eum Seo
  • Patent number: 11733475
    Abstract: A lens barrel includes a front end portion. The front end portion includes an outer surface facing toward an object side and an inner surface facing toward an image side. The inner surface includes an inner side conical surface. The inner side conical surface is connected to the outer surface. The inner-side conical surface includes a plurality of toothed structures, an inner edge near an optical axis and an outer edge away from the optical axis. The outer edge is closer to the image side than the inner edge. The inner edge forms a clear hole. Each of the toothed structures includes a tooth peak and a tooth valley. The tooth peak and the tooth valley are disposed at the inner edge, and the tooth peak extends from the inner edge to the outer edge to form a convex strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junjiao Chen, Jianhai Huo, Shang-Hao Su, Qingshu Ye
  • Patent number: 11698506
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a carrier mechanism for retaining optical devices. The carrier mechanism includes adjacent tray assemblies stacked such that a plurality of optical device lenses are retained therebetween. The carrier mechanism retains the plurality of optical device lenses without damaging the plurality of optical device lenses by contacting corners of the optical device lenses. The plurality of optical device lenses are retained with a plurality of support pins and a plurality of capture pins disposed in the tray assemblies. Each tray includes a plurality of openings corresponding to the plurality of optical device lenses such that fluids may contact the plurality of optical device lenses. The carrier mechanism may be utilized in multiple processing methods of the plurality of optical device lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Riordon, Kangkang Wang
  • Patent number: 11693205
    Abstract: A plastic lens barrel includes an object-side portion, an image-side portion and a tube-shaped portion. The object-side portion is located close to an object side of the plastic lens barrel. The object-side portion includes an object-side opening and an object-side annular surface. The object-side annular surface surrounds the object-side opening and faces toward the object side. The image-side portion is located close to an image side of the plastic lens barrel and includes an image-side opening. The tube-shaped portion surrounds an optical axis. The tube-shaped portion is connected between the object-side portion and the image-side portion, and configured to define an inner space. The object-side annular surface includes a groove structure area. The groove structure area includes a plurality of groove structures. The groove structures are disposed in at least one of an arranging manner and an extending manner along a sagittal direction away from the optical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hua Tsai, Ming-Ta Chou, Lin-An Chang
  • Patent number: 11683467
    Abstract: A lens unit includes: a resin lens including a flange forming an outer peripheral portion of the resin lens and a fitting portion having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the outer peripheral portion of the flange; a lens barrel including a lens housing chamber and an abutting surface, the lens housing chamber housing the resin lens with the fitting portion facing the abutting surface; and a pressing member pressing the resin lens against the abutting surface along an optical axis of the resin lens. The fitting portion being fit into the lens housing chamber over an entire circumference of the fitting portion with clearance between the entire circumference and the lens housing chamber to position the resin lens in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis of the resin lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Teranishi
  • Patent number: 11681082
    Abstract: An imaging lens assembly includes a dual molded optical element, a plurality of imaging lens elements and a light blocking element. The dual molded optical element has an object-side surface and an image-side surface and includes a light transmitting portion and a light absorbing portion. The light transmitting portion includes an optical effective section. The light absorbing portion is located on at least one of the object-side surface and the image-side surface of the dual molded optical element, and a plastic material of the light absorbing portion and a plastic material of the light transmitting portion are different colors. The imaging lens elements are disposed in the inner space of the imaging lens assembly. The light blocking element is disposed adjacent to the light transmitting portion of the dual molded optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 11675153
    Abstract: A lens including 6˜11 lenses with a refractive power is provided. A spherical lens and an aspheric lens are disposed between the aperture and the image plane of the lens assembly. At least two lenses are disposed between the aperture and the object side of the lens assembly. EFL is the effective focal length of the lens. LT is the length on the optical axis of the lens from the lens surface farthest from the image plane of the lens assembly to the lens surface closest to the image plane of the lens assembly. The lens assembly satisfies the following conditions: 3 mm<EFL<5 mm, 0.1<EFULT<0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: RAYS OPTICS INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Lung Lai, Hung-You Cheng, Kuo-Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 11675155
    Abstract: Spacers for separating a first lens element from a second lens element, lens modules including such spacers and digital cameras including such lens modules. A spacer may comprising along its perimeter at least one contact section being in contact with the first lens element and the second lens element and at least one non-contact section being separated from the first lens element. The at least one non-contact section comprises an internal inclined surface having designed to reduce or mitigate stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Yedid, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 11671689
    Abstract: An optical lens assembly includes at least one dual molded lens element. The dual molded lens element has a central axis, and includes a light transmitting portion and a light absorbing portion. The light transmitting portion includes an optical effective region and a lens peripheral region, and the lens peripheral region surrounds the optical effective region. A light absorbing portion surrounds the optical effective region. The light transmitting portion and the light absorbing portion are made of different plastic materials with different colors, and the light absorbing portion includes at least three gate portions surrounding the central axis, wherein all gate portions are located on the same surface of the dual molded lens element. The light transmitting portion and the light absorbing portion of the dual molded lens element are integrally formed by the injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Shun Chang, Ming-Ta Chou, Chun-Hua Tsai
  • Patent number: 11668894
    Abstract: Digital cameras, optical lens modules for such digital cameras and methods for assembling lens elements in such lens modules. In various embodiments, the digital cameras comprise an optical lens module including N?3 lens elements Li, each lens element comprising a respective front surface S2i?1 and a respective rear surface S2i. In various embodiments the first lens element toward the object side, L1 and its respective front surfaces S1 have optical and/or mechanical properties, such as a clear aperture, a clear height and a mechanical height that are larger than respective properties of following lens elements and surfaces. This is done to achieve a camera with large aperture stop, given a lens and/or camera height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Ephraim Goldenberg, Michael Dror, Itay Yedid, Gil Bachar
  • Patent number: 11592641
    Abstract: An accessory that can be attached to a camera body, the camera body including a first camera-side clock terminal that outputs a first clock signal, a first camera-side data terminal that outputs a first data signal, and a third camera-side data terminal to which a third data signal is input, the accessory includes: an eighth terminal that is brought into contact with the first camera-side clock terminal; a seventh terminal that is brought into contact with the first camera-side data terminal; and a ninth terminal that is brought into contact with the third camera-side data terminal, wherein the eighth terminal is positioned between the seventh terminal and the ninth terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Funaoka, Kiyoshi Yasuda, Hideaki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11579341
    Abstract: A lens (10) and a camera module (100) and a manufacturing method thereof, wherein the lens (10) comprises an edge-cut lens sheet (114), wherein the edge-cut lens sheet (14) includes at least one chord edge (1141) and at least one circular edge (1142), wherein the chord edge (1141) and the circular edge (1142) are adjacently connected to each other, and wherein the chord edge (1141) and the circular edge (1142) have different curvatures, so that the lens sheet (114) becomes narrow and the width of the lens (10) become narrow, to form an ultra-narrow camera module (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Bojie Zhao, Chunmei Liu, Feifan Chen, Zhenyu Chen
  • Patent number: 11543618
    Abstract: It is provided a lens unit to be small-sized, while reducing deterioration in optical performance after experiencing thermal expansion. The lens unit includes an aperture member, a lens, an image sensor, and a holder. A range where the aperture member abuts on a flange part of the lens overlaps with a range where the holder abuts on the flange part of the lens. A first gap is provided between a holder inclined surface of the holder and a lens inclined surface of the lens over the entire circumference. A second gap is provided between an outer circumferential surface of the lens and an inner surface of the holder over the entire circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomi Hirao, Ryo Iijima
  • Patent number: 11536928
    Abstract: A VCM (voice coil motor) is disclosed, the VCM including: a rotor including a cylindrical bobbin for accommodating a lens and protruded at a bottom end with a boss, and a coil block arranged at a periphery of the bobbin; a stator including a magnet facing the coil block and a yoke fixing the magnet; and an elastic member including a first elastic member formed with a through hole coupled to the boss of the bobbin and a second elastic member coupled to an upper end facing the bottom end of the bobbin; wherein the boss is formed with a disengagement prevention unit inhibiting the first elastic member from being disengaged from the boss, and the first elastic member is formed with a coupling unit contacting a joint where the disengagement prevention unit and the coupling unit meet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangjun Min, Sanghee Lee, Hyuneo Yoo, Seungki Kim, Jinsuk Han
  • Patent number: 11485286
    Abstract: A vehicle vision system includes an extender element disposed at a rear portion of a vehicle. The extender element includes an extender portion and an end portion, with the end portion viewable to a viewer who is viewing the rear portion of the vehicle. The end portion includes at least one selected from the group consisting of (i) a vehicle emblem and (ii) a vehicle logo. A rear backup camera assembly is at least partially disposed in the extender portion of the extender element. The rear backup camera assembly is disposed with its lens viewing exterior of the vehicle. The extender element is incapable of extending such that the rear backup camera assembly is non-movable relative to the rear portion of the vehicle when disposed at the rear portion of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: William G. Briggance
  • Patent number: 11479851
    Abstract: A device for depositing a layer, which has been structured by the application of a mask, on a substrate, includes an adjusting device for adjusting the position of a mask support with respect to a support frame. The device also includes, a mask lifting device, by which the support frame, together with the mask support, the adjusting device and a mask assembly, can be vertically displaced from a mask changing position into a processing position. The device also includes a substrate holder lifting device, by which the substrate holder can be vertically displaced from a loading position into a processing position. Restraining means, which include a V-groove and a spherical surface, restrain the substrate holder in the processing position on the support frame. The spherical surface, formed by a ball element of the support frame, is supported on flanks of the V-groove that is formed by the substrate holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: AIXTRON SE
    Inventors: Markus Jakob, Wilhelmus Janssen, Steffen Neumann, Jaap Oudes
  • Patent number: 11480755
    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: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hua Tsai, Ming-Ta Chou, Ming-Shun Chang
  • Patent number: 11474322
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes a fixing member, a barrel member configured to hold a lens, and a press member configured to press the lens. The barrel member includes a fixed portion fixed to the fixing member, a screwing portion screwed on the press member, and an engagement portion engaged with the press member. The fixed portion is disposed at the same phase as the engagement portion in a circumferential direction of the lens. The screwing portion is disposed at a phase different from the engagement portion in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasushi Murakami
  • Patent number: 11467473
    Abstract: A lens assembly, including a lens barrel and a lens. The lens barrel is hollow and includes an interior surface, the lens is disposed inside the lens barrel, and the lens includes a side surface in interference fit with the interior surface, where the interior surface has a hollow area, the side surface includes a micro-convex structure, and the hollow area fits the micro-convex structure. A fit quantity between the micro-convex structure and the hollow area is changed through relative rotation of the lens and the lens barrel, to adjust assembly interference between the lens barrel and the lens. Embodiments further provide a camera module and a terminal, to resolve problems of lens deformation and degraded imaging quality caused by large assembly interference of the lens barrel and the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chengshiun Wu
  • Patent number: 11460660
    Abstract: A lens holder with an air escape hole which cannot be fouled by adhesive includes a holder body and a lens barrel disposed on the holder body. The holder body includes a first surface away from the lens barrel and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the first surface defines a groove. The groove includes a first bottom surface, the first bottom surface defines a recess. The recess includes a second bottom surface, the second bottom surface defines an air escape hole. A cross-sectional size of the air escape hole is less than a cross-sectional size of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Jie Ding, Shin-Wen Chen, Jing-Wei Li, Jian-Chao Song, Shuai-Peng Li
  • Patent number: 11457134
    Abstract: A camera sub-assembly for a vehicular camera includes a lens barrel having a cylinder accommodating a plurality of lens optics, and an annular flange extending radially outward from the cylinder. The cylinder is received in a receiving structure of a lens holder so that an annular attaching surface of the lens barrel is juxtaposed with an annular attaching surface of the receiving structure with a cured adhesive disposed between and contacting both of the annular attaching surfaces. The cured adhesive includes an adhesive material. With the lens optics aligned with respect to an imaging array of a printed circuit board attached at the lens holder, the adhesive material is cured to a partially-cured state via exposure of the adhesive material to ultraviolet light. With the joined lens barrel and lens holder construction at a further curing station, the adhesive material is further cured from the partially-cured state to a more-cured state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Matthew C. Sesti, Robert A. Devota, Yuesheng Lu, Steven V. Byrne, Joel S. Gibson
  • Patent number: 11448968
    Abstract: A beam-forming and illuminating system for a lithography system, such an EUV lithography system, includes an optical element and an adjusting device. The adjusting device is configured so that, during a heat-up phase of the beam-forming and illuminating system, the adjusting device measures a field position and/or a pupil position of the beam-forming and illuminating system and adjusts the orientation and/or position of the optical element based on the measured field position and/or pupil position to keep the optical element in a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert Holderer, Klaus Abele, Björn Liebaug
  • Patent number: 11442341
    Abstract: An embodiment of a camera module comprises: a lens portion; a front body on which the lens portion is mounted; a substrate portion arranged to be spaced from the lens portion in a first direction and coupled to the front body; an image sensor arranged on the substrate portion and provided to face the lens portion; a first fastener, one side of which is inserted into the front body such that at least a part of the substrate portion is coupled to the front body; and a first attachment portion arranged between the front body and the substrate portion, wherein the first attachment portion may comprise at least one through-hole formed between the front body and the substrate portion so as to couple the front body and the substrate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Wook Park, Myoung Jin An
  • Patent number: 11435544
    Abstract: A beam splitter assembly includes a beam splitter, a holder that holds the beam splitter, and a first spacer group arranged between the beam splitter and the holder. The first spacer group includes three first spacer pieces. Each of the three first spacer pieces includes a first optical element holder and a first positioning portion. The holder includes three first spacer piece acceptance recesses. Each of the first spacer piece acceptance recesses is in a shape corresponding to the first positioning portion. The three first spacer pieces are accommodated in the three first spacer piece acceptance recesses, respectively. The first optical element holder of each of the three first spacer pieces abuts on the beam splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Maji, Shinya Wakuda
  • Patent number: 11426817
    Abstract: A locking and fail-safe system can ensure proper installation of a lens assembly in a laser welding machine. The laser welding machine includes a laser head, a lens assembly, and an alignment tab operatively connected to the lens assembly. A device can be operatively positioned relative to the laser welding machine. The device can include a spring pin member with a movable slide pin. In a locked condition, the spring pin member can be positioned such that the slide pin is received in an aperture in the alignment tab, indicating that the lens assembly is properly installed and locking the lens assembly in place. A sensor can be used to determine whether the spring pin assembly is in a correct position, location, and/or orientation. The laser welding machine can be disabled if the spring pin member is not in a correct position, location, and/or orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian C. Riggs, Cole H. Renton, Bradley A. Cormier
  • Patent number: 11407364
    Abstract: A vehicle camera module includes: a lens module; a circuit board including an image sensor; a front, metal powder injection molded housing having a front side assembled with the lens module and a rear side assembled with the circuit board configured to be received within the front housing; and a rear, metal powder injection molded housing assembled to the rear side of the front housing, the front housing having a rear surface and including a pocket portion formed inward toward the front side, and the rear housing including front edges and protrusions extending in lateral directions from the front edges and an insertion portion accommodated in the pocket portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Min Kim, Sang Hwan Oh
  • Patent number: 11402601
    Abstract: A plastic lens assembly includes at least two plastic lens elements and at least one cementing glue coating. The plastic lens elements include a first plastic lens element and a second plastic lens element. The first plastic lens element has a first optical effective portion and a first peripheral portion, wherein the first peripheral portion surrounds the first optical effective portion. The second plastic lens element has a second optical effective portion and a second peripheral portion, wherein the second peripheral portion surrounds the second optical effective portion. The cementing glue coating is disposed between the first optical effective portion and the second optical effective portion, and for cementing the first plastic lens element and the second plastic lens element, wherein at least one optical gap is formed between the first optical effective portion and the second optical effective portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Ta Chou, Hsiang-Chi Tang, Tzu-Chieh Kuo
  • Patent number: 11402600
    Abstract: A lens unit may include a plurality of lenses; and a lens barrel comprising an inner cylindrical portion in which the plurality of lenses are housed, an outer cylindrical portion separated radially outwardly from the inner cylindrical portion, and a plurality of ribs extending in a radial pattern from an outer circumferential surface of the inner cylindrical portion toward an inner circumferential surface of the outer cylindrical portion. A plurality of axis alignment protrusions protruding radially inwardly may be provided on an inner circumferential surface of the inner cylindrical portion. Each of the plurality of axis alignment protrusions may be formed between adjacent ribs among the plurality of ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11391868
    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: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Shin Yang, Tae Su Choi, Sot Eum Seo, Ju Sung Park
  • Patent number: 11385432
    Abstract: A camera lens module includes an image sensor and a lens assembly. The image sensor includes a photosensitive chip defining a photosensitive path, wherein the lens assembly is coupled to the image sensor along the photosensitive path of the photosensitive chip. The lens assembly includes at least one optical lens module and an aperture member coupled at the optical lens module, wherein the optical lens module includes a lens barrel and at least an optical lens supported within the lens barrel. A relative position of the lens assembly with respect to the image sensor is adjustable for calibration and the relative position of the optical lens module is permanently fixed after calibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NINGBO SUNNY OPOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingzhu Wang, Heng Jiang, Feifan Chen, Chunmei Liu, Bojie Zhao, Nan Guo, Liang Ding
  • Patent number: 11367993
    Abstract: A lid portion, that is mounted on a package that houses an optical isolator at a certain position, includes: a main body portion that is in contact with an upper end portion of a sidewall of the package; and a thick portion that is provided on a lower surface of the main body portion and determines a position of the lid portion with respect to the package. Further, the thick portion is provided on the lower surface other than a lower surface region of the main body portion, the lower surface region being directly above the optical isolator housed in the package when the lid portion is mounted on the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Inaba, Maiko Ariga, Kazuki Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 11353677
    Abstract: Provided is a lens module, including a lens barrel, a first lens and a spacing ring. The lens barrel includes a first barrel wall hole and a second barrel wall extending from the first barrel wall while being bent. The first lens includes a bearing portion. The spacing ring abuts against an inner wall of the second barrel wall. The bearing portion of the first lens is fixedly connected to an image side surface of the spacing ring and an image side surface of the second barrel wall. An adhesive groove is formed at a position where the first lens is connected to the spacing ring and the second barrel wall. The lens module according to the present invention is stable and reliable, and has a smaller contour dimension, a smaller overall length, and an increased mechanical back focal length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuchan Gao
  • Patent number: 11353777
    Abstract: A plastic barrel, which surrounds a central axis, includes an object-side portion and a tubular portion. The object-side portion includes an object-side opening and a reverse inclined structure. The reverse inclined structure surrounds the object-side opening and includes a reverse inclined surface and at least one annular concave structure. The at least one annular concave structure is disposed on an object side of the reverse inclined surface and recessed from the object-side opening along a direction away from the central axis, wherein a sectional surface of the at least one annular concave structure passing through the central axis includes a valley point and two concave ends, and the two concave ends are disposed on an object side and an image side of the valley point, respectively. The tubular portion is connected to the object-side portion and extends to the image side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Feng Lin, Lin-An Chang, Hsiang-Chi Tang
  • Patent number: 11347019
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lens module. The lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens, and a pressing ring abutting against the lens from an image side. The pressing ring includes an upper surface, a lower surface, an inner connecting surface connecting the upper surface and the lower surface, and an outer connecting surface opposite to the inner connecting surface. The outer connecting surface is abutted against the lens barrel. The lens includes an optical portion and a bearing portion. The bearing portion includes an image-side surface close to the image side, the upper surface is provided with a boss extending towards an object side. The lens module provided by the present disclosure can ensure the assembly precision of the pressing ring and improve the yield rate of the lens module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Ma
  • Patent number: 11347017
    Abstract: A lens unit may include a plurality of lenses; and a cylindrical holder. The plurality of lenses may include a cemented lens having a second lens element bonded to a first lens element with an adhesive layer interposed therebetween. The first lens element may be a plastic lens having a convex lens surface and a first flange unit at an outer peripheral side. The second lens element may be a plastic lens having a concave lens surface bonded by the adhesive layer onto the convex lens surface of the first lens element and a second flange unit at an outer peripheral side. One of the first and second lens elements may be in contact with the holder, and the may not be in contact with the holder. The first and second cemented lens elements may include an optical axial direction abutment surface and a radial direction abutment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadashi Komiyama
  • Patent number: 11333845
    Abstract: Spacers for separating a first lens element from a second lens element, lens modules including such spacers and digital cameras including such lens modules. A spacer may comprising along its perimeter at least one contact section being in contact with the first lens element and the second lens element and at least one non-contact section being separated from the first lens element. The at least one non-contact section comprises an internal inclined surface having designed to reduce or mitigate stray light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Yedid, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 11333844
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a lens module. The lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens having an optical axis accommodated in the lens barrel, and a pressing ring abutted against the lens from an image side. The pressing ring includes an upper surface close to an object side, a lower surface disposed opposite to the upper surface, an inner connecting surface connecting the upper surface and the lower surface, and an outer connecting surface opposite to the inner connecting surface. The outer connecting surface is abutted against the lens barrel. The lens module provided by the present disclosure can ensure the assembly precision of the pressing ring and improve the yield rate of the lens module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AAC Optics Solutions Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jie Ma
  • Patent number: 11314101
    Abstract: An optical driving mechanism is provided, including a fixed portion, a movable portion and a driving assembly. The movable portion includes a holder and an optical element, wherein the holder is configured to sustain the optical element, and the optical element has a lens barrel and at least one lens. The driving assembly is configured to drive the movable portion to move relative to the fixed portion. A first connecting surface of the holder abuts a second connecting surface of the lens barrel, and at least one of the first connecting surface and the second connecting surface has a curved surface, wherein in the optical axis direction of the lens and in the direction perpendicular to the optical axis, the first connecting surface at least partially is overlapping the second connecting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORP.
    Inventors: Yi-Liang Chan, Sin-Jhong Song
  • Patent number: 11307438
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an elastically deformable optical element holder situated to receive an optical element having a plurality of holder contact surfaces, the optical element holder including a plurality of receiving portions adjacent to an aperture and corresponding to respective holder contact surfaces, each receiving portion displaceable through deformation of the optical element holder so that the optical element is insertable in the aperture so as to be cushionably supported in a predetermined position with the receiving portions in contact with the respective holder contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hinds Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Mansfield, John Freudenthal
  • Patent number: 11294138
    Abstract: A camera module of an electronic device includes a lens body and a bracket. The lens body includes a base mount. The bracket includes a main body and a conductive member. The main body is made of electrically non-conductive material and is configured to fixedly mount the lens body. The conductive member is received within the main body and is configured to electrically couple the base mount to a housing of the electronic device to discharge electric charge accumulated on the base mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Shuai-Peng Li, Jing-Wei Li, Sheng-Jie Ding, Shin-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 11297175
    Abstract: A camera and a display panel are disposed on a same side of a terminal. The camera includes a lens barrel and a plurality of lenses disposed in the lens barrel in a stacked manner in a direction of an optical axis of the camera. The lens barrel includes a first segment housing a first lens, wherein the first lens includes a light incident surface, a light exiting surface, and a side surface connected between the light incident surface and the light exiting surface. The side surface includes a first surface and a second surface connected to the first surface, wherein a perpendicular distance between the first surface and the optical axis is less than a perpendicular distance between the second surface and the optical axis. A part of the first segment is disposed adjacent to the display panel to reduce a space occupied by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weichih Lin, Zhe Peng
  • Patent number: 11277548
    Abstract: A camera module includes a housing; a lens module provided in an internal space of the housing to be movable in an optical axis direction, and including at least one lens therein; a magnet disposed in the lens module; and position detection sensors to detect a position of the magnet. One or more of the position detection sensors are disposed to face a first polarity of the magnet and one or more of the position detection sensors are disposed to face a second polarity of the magnet different than the first polarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Ki Park, Young Hwan Kwon, Young Bok Yoon, Dong Yeon Shin, Kum Kyung Lee, Ta Kyoung Lee, Jung Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 11269170
    Abstract: A separate microscopy system, applied to observe a specimen positioned on a stage and further to image the specimen on an imaging device, includes an ocular-lens unit, an adjustment unit and an objective-lens unit. The ocular-lens unit has an ocular-lens optical axis, and is manipulated to make the ocular-lens optical axis perpendicular to the stage. The adjustment unit is assembled to a side of the ocular-lens unit close to the stage. The objective-lens unit has an objective-lens optical axis, and is assembled to a side of the adjustment unit close to the stage. The objective-lens unit is manipulated to be adjusted by the adjustment unit to make the ocular-lens optical axis, the objective-lens optical axis and the imaging device co-axially and perpendicular to the stage, such that the specimen can be imaged at an imaging center position of the imaging device. In addition, an adjusting method thereof is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CHROMA ATE INC.
    Inventors: Shih-Yao Pan, Yu-Yen Wang, Tsung-Hsien Ou, Kuo-Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 11258930
    Abstract: Portable, mobile, lightweight, removable, low cost, easy to manufacture, easy to ship, easy to transport, easy to store, and easy to use optical adapters that provides an effective means of videoconferencing over a mobile phone or other mobile device with a camera. Embodiments include landscape and portrait adapters that can be easily applied, used and removed while maintaining a professional and aesthetic appearance. Small mirrors within the optical adapter allow light from the front of the mobile device to enter the adapter and be conditioned and redirected into the built-in lens of the camera on the back of the mobile device. Novel embodiments include a lens reverser and/or a re-lens. Optical adapters also provide for self-imaging or surveillance. Various protective cases and adapter embodiments are configured to match specific mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Kendyl A Roman