Lens Mounts Patents (Class 359/819)
  • Patent number: 10394045
    Abstract: A lens driving apparatus with a lens portion having at least one lens, a base portion on which an image sensor detecting light coming through said lens portion can be fixed, a driving portion capable of relatively moving said lens portion in a vertical direction to a light axis of said lens portion and in a parallel direction to the light axis of said lens portion with respect to said base portion, and at least three suspension wires connecting a focus portion including said lens portion and said base portion so as to allow a relative movement. The suspension wires are arranged outside a magnet of said driving portion along the vertical direction to the light axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TDK TAIWAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Fu-Yuan Wu, Yi-Lang Chan
  • Patent number: 10379289
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical zooming system for use on fusion splicers. The system may include a lens, camera, and a zooming mechanism, which allows the camera and the lens to move relative to each other. The zooming mechanism may be set to a “zoom out” configuration for aligning the cores of fibers. The zooming mechanism may also be set to a “zoom in” configuration for adjusting fibers with a large diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: AFL Telecommunications LLC
    Inventors: Toshirou Mizushima, Hiroshi Sugawara
  • Patent number: 10379312
    Abstract: A lens arrangement for an optical unit operating in a predetermined spectral range, includes at least two lenses (11-14, 114) of material, which transmits in the spectral range, and a common casing (15), in which the lenses are arranged sequentially. The lenses are at least substantially aligned radially, axially and angularly inclined relative to a common optical axis. Adjacent lenses in the sequence are mounted to allow relative movement therebetween. Abutment faces (2) of the lenses rest against one another. An elastic tensioner (21) pretensions the sequence of lenses in the axial direction. Only one of the lenses (11) in the sequence is axially aligned by way of the common casing. Only a portion of the lenses (11, 114) in the sequence are radially aligned by the common casing; the remaining lenses are aligned with respect to one another by the abutment faces of the respectively adjacent lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BRUKER OPTIK GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hirth, Axel Keens
  • Patent number: 10371960
    Abstract: A lens driving apparatus with a lens portion having at least one lens, a base portion on which an image sensor detecting light coming through said lens portion can be fixed, a driving portion capable of relatively moving said lens portion in a vertical direction to a light axis of said lens portion and in a parallel direction to the light axis of said lens portion with respect to said base portion, and at least three suspension wires connecting a focus portion including said lens portion and said base portion so as to allow a relative movement. The suspension wires are arranged outside a magnet of said driving portion along the vertical direction to the light axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corporation
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Fu-Yuan Wu, Yi-Lang Chan
  • Patent number: 10365451
    Abstract: A lens array of an embodiment comprises: a plurality of lenses arranged along an optical axis direction between an object and an image forming plane; a first spacer placed among the plurality of lenses; and an elastic member placed between the lower surface of the first spacer and an upper surface of at least one lens between first and second lenses, which have different widths, face the lower surface of the first spacer, and are arranged side by side along the optical axis direction among the plurality of lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Hun Sung
  • Patent number: 10353166
    Abstract: An image focus alignment structure includes a base, a lens barrel, a first sealant layer and a second sealant layer. The base has a first installation portion and a second installation portion. The lens barrel is disposed on the base. The first sealant layer is for fixing a partial barrel body of the lens barrel on the first installation portion. The second sealant layer is for fixing another partial barrel body of the lens barrel on the second installation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wen-Liang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10345690
    Abstract: An optical apparatus including a light combining optical apparatus that combines color light fluxes modulated by a first and a second light modulators with each other includes an inorganic polarizer disposed on the light exiting side of the first light modulator, a transparent substrate that is in contact with the inorganic polarizer and transmits light, a supporting section that supports the first light modulator and is attached to the light combining optical apparatus, and a clamping section that clamps, along with the supporting section, the inorganic polarizer and the transparent substrate. The clamping section includes a engaging section that engages with the supporting section and an urging section that urges the inorganic polarizer toward the transparent substrate when the engaging section engages with the supporting section, and the supporting section has a receiving section that receives the transparent substrate pressed by the urging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiko Nagumo
  • Patent number: 10336025
    Abstract: A compound lens and a related method of manufacture are provided. The compound lens includes a first lens element and a second lens element such that a light emitting surface of the first lens element is integrally joined to a light receiving surface of the second lens element, the first and second lens element being in optical alignment with each other. The first and second lens element are molded from optical grade silicone and can achieve complex illumination objectives not possible with single lens constructions. The method of manufacture includes injecting a silicone resin molding compound into a mold cavity having the desired shape of the compound lens. The method of manufacture can include over-molding a lens holding member onto the compound lens and adding electro-optically active particles to a surface of the compound lens or to the silicone resin forming the compound lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Lumenflow Corp., Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Harold W. Brunt, Jr., Michael R. Strong, Gilbert M. Pinter
  • Patent number: 10303046
    Abstract: A projector includes a light modulation device; a projection lens; a hermetic housing; a projector housing containing the hermetic housing; a heat exchanger; an air guide wall being located in the hermetic housing and partitioning the air guide passage from a main space containing the light modulation device, the air guide wall including: a communication part adjoining the heat exchanger and providing communication between the air guide passage and the main space, and an opening functioning as an inlet for guiding air from the main space into the air guide passage after the air has passed through the heat exchanger; and a fan located at the inlet so as to introduce the air in the main space into the air guide passage, to guide the air in the air guide passage to the communication part, and to blow the air from the communication part to the heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Nakajima, Masato Tanaka, Kento Ishimuro, Kazunori Tanabe
  • Patent number: 10288095
    Abstract: An optical assembly has an optical element mounted in the cavity of a barrel. A flexible ring is in contact with one of the surfaces of the optical element. The flexible ring has ring threads engaging barrel threads within the cavity. The flexible ring has a biased state in which the ring threads press against the barrel threads, and is resiliently deformable to a compressed state allowing screwing of the flexible ring within the cavity. In one variant, multiple subassemblies each having an optical element and a flexible ring are provided in the cavity of a barrel. The optical elements of subassemblies subsequent to the first one are supported by the flexible ring of the previous subassembly. The pressing of the ring threads against the barrel threads prevents a lateral shift of the flexible ring within the cavity, eliminating the decentering observed with conventional retaining rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INSTITUT NATIONAL D'OPTIQUE
    Inventors: Frédéric Lamontagne, Nichola Desnoyers
  • Patent number: 10288778
    Abstract: An optical lens assembly includes at least two lens elements and at least one light blocking sheet. Each of the lens elements includes a connecting structure for aligning the two lens elements. Each of the connecting structures includes a connecting surface and a circular conical surface, and a receiving space is formed between the two lens elements. A vertical distance between the receiving space and an optical axis is shorter than a vertical distance between each circular conical surface and the optical axis. The light blocking sheet is received in the receiving space and has a polygonal opening, and an outside diameter of the light blocking sheet is smaller than or equal to a minimum diameter of each circular conical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chih-Wen Hsu, Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10288834
    Abstract: A lens module includes a lens barrel having a first bonding surface; a first lens received in the lens barrel and having a second bonding surface which is a side surface of the first lens. At least one of the first bonding surface and the second surface is uneven, and the first bonding surface and the second surface are glued by adhesive. The first bonding surface and the second surface and the adhesive form a gluing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10284757
    Abstract: An imaging device has a lens holding member; a base member for holding the lens holding member; and a substrate to which the base member is secured. The lens holding member holds at least one lens. The base member has a contact surface that is perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens, and contacts an end face of the lens holding member in a state wherein the lens holding member is held; and an opening portion through which passes the optical axis of the lens, provided in the contact surface. The substrate has an imaging element on which light that has passed through the lens and through the opening portion of the base member is incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIDEC COPAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Nakamura, Ryo Kikuta
  • Patent number: 10268045
    Abstract: An adjustable multiple-ring polarizing neutral-density filter assembly with an elastic engaging member for axial ring securement includes a fixedly connecting ring and a first pivotally connecting ring. The fixedly connecting ring is mounted with a polarizing lens and has a first end threadedly connectable to a camera lens and an opposite second end axially provided with a receiving groove. The elastic engaging member is mounted in the receiving groove and has a free end extending out of or forced into the receiving groove. The first pivotally connecting ring is mounted with another polarizing lens and has one end pivotally connected to the second end of the fixedly connecting ring and circumferentially provided with an engaging portion. The free end of the elastic engaging member can press against the bottom wall of any of the engaging recesses in the engaging portion to maintain the corresponding light-reducing effect while being shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Tien-Pei Meng
  • Patent number: 10241324
    Abstract: A machine learning device acquires decision data including an adjustment time of a position and an orientation of an optical part and a state of light measured by a light measurement device. The machine learning device includes a learning unit that learns a procedure for adjusting the position and the orientation of the optical part. The learning unit includes a reward calculation unit that calculates a reward based on the alignment adjustment time and the state of light, and a value function updating unit that updates a value function based on the reward. The learning unit includes a decision unit that sets a movement method of the optical part based on the value function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michinori Maeda
  • Patent number: 10235555
    Abstract: An optical fingerprint recognition sensor package, which comprises a carrier, at least one image sensor, at least one light emitting diode, a first molding compound and at least one second molding compound is provided. The image sensor is disposed on the carrier and being electrically connected thereto. The at least one light emitting diode is peripherally surrounding the image sensor for providing at least one light source. The first molding compound made of infrared material is configured to be adjacent to the image sensor to hinder ambient lights from interfering with the image sensor. The second molding compound made of colored silicone is disposed over the light emitting diode to provide lighting path for the light source. By employing the proposed present invention, interferences from the ambient lights with the image sensor can be effectively avoided, thus increasing the accuracy and precision of the sensing results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tron Intelligence Inc.
    Inventors: Da-Ching Tzu, Ruey-Jiann Lin
  • Patent number: 10230877
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a sensor unit, a body, a camera, a display, and a controller. The sensor unit obtains sensor data pertaining to conditions pertaining to the vehicle. The camera is mounted on the body, and includes a lens. The display is disposed within the body, and provides images from the camera. The controller is configured to at least facilitate rotating the lens, based at least in part on the one or more conditions, between a first position and a second position. When in the first position, the lens has a first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a first field of view. When in the second position, the lens has a second focal length that is shorter than the first focal length, resulting in images for the display with a second field of view that is wider than the first field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ephraim C. Yuen, Shiv G. Patel, Akram M. Abdel-Rahman
  • Patent number: 10222574
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical lens including a lens barrel, a lens group and a metal light shading component accommodated in the lens barrel, the lens barrel includes a first barrel wall and a second barrel wall which is bended and extends from the first barrel wall, the first barrel wall has a first light aperture, the lens barrel has an adhesive accommodating slot, which is filled with a magnetic adhesive for absorbing the metal light shading components. Based on an optical lens of the prior art, the metal light shading component is provided, and further the adhesive accommodating filled with a magnetic adhesive is provided to fix the metal light shading component via magnetic force. Such assembly is detachable, such that the components can be assembled section by section, so as to further facilitate the assembly process and improve imaging effect of the optical lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10215949
    Abstract: A lens assembly according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a housing; a lens received in the housing; a retainer which is coupled to one end of the housing and supports the lens; and a hydrophilic coating layer formed on one surface of the lens and on the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Jung Lee, Jin Mi Noh, Won Ha Moon, Seok Bae, Jong Hyuk Lee, Hyun Ji Lee
  • Patent number: 10215948
    Abstract: An optical element module includes an optical element unit and a support structure. The optical element module includes an optical element. The support structure includes a support device and a contact device connected to the support device. A surface of the contact device contacts a surface of the optical element unit and exerts a holding force on the optical element unit along a holding force direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Kugler, Ulrich Weber, Dirk Schaffer
  • Patent number: 10211589
    Abstract: Kinematic mounts have three points having zero degree of freedom, one degree of freedom, and two degrees of freedom, respectively. As viewed from a direction perpendicular to a plane containing the three points, an extension of an entrance optical axis of a laser beam to an amplifying apparatus or an extension of an exit optical axis from the amplifying apparatus is oriented to the point with the zero degree of freedom. A translational direction of the point with the one degree of freedom is oriented to the point with the zero degree of freedom. One of the extension of the entrance optical axis and the extension of the exist optical axis passes on a side closer to the point with the two degrees of freedom with respect to a side of the point with the one degree of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Funaoka, Masashi Naruse
  • Patent number: 10211701
    Abstract: Provided is a driving apparatus including a motor housing supported by an elastic member, which is capable of suppressing tooth skipping due to an unmeshed state of a gear in order to achieve further reduction of vibration and noise. The driving apparatus includes: a driving unit including a motor; an elastic member being in contact with driving unit; a fixing member configured to fix driving unit through intermediation of elastic member; a first gear configured to transmit rotational driving force of motor for driving; a second gear to be meshed with first gear; and a regulating member configured to be spaced apart from a rotary shaft of second gear when the rotary shaft is at a first position, and to come into contact with the rotary shaft when the rotary shaft is at a second position through displacement from first position, to thereby regulate the rotary shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuhei Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10203607
    Abstract: An optical element unit including a first optical element module and a sealing arrangement is disclosed. The first optical element module occupies a first module space and includes a first module component of a first component type and an associated second module component of a second component type. The first component type is optical elements and the second component type being different from the first component type. The sealing arrangement separates the first module space into a first space and a second space and substantially prevents, at least in a first direction, the intrusion of substances from one of the first space and the second space into the other one of the first space and the second space. The first module component at least partially contacts the first space and, at least in its area optically used, not contacting the second space. The second module component at least partially contacts the second space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Tilman Schwertner, Ulrich Bingel, Guido Limbach, Julian Kaller, Hans-Juergen Scherle, Jens Kugler, Dirk Schaffer, Bernhard Gellrich
  • Patent number: 10203474
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a lens component having one or more lenses attached to a retainer portion configured to removably attach to communication devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers, media players, and the like. The retainer portion may be configured so as not to interfere with a user's view of a display panel of the communication device. In some embodiments, a plurality of lenses may be provided, and the lenses may be removably attached to the retainer portion and may be interchangeable. A structure for providing a flash may also be provided. In some embodiments, additional features may be provided, such as attachment components to facilitate attachment to stability devices, such as tripods, and to user-wearable accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Portero Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick D. O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10203468
    Abstract: A lens apparatus includes a can ring for moving an optical member in an optical axis direction by rotating about an optical axis relative to a fixed barrel. One end surface of the cam ring in the optical axis direction is in contact with a first ball array, while an opposite end surface of the cam ring in the optical axis direction is in contact with a second ball array, the first ball array is rotatably held by and between a ring member movable in the optical axis direction and the one end surface, the second ball array is rotatably held by and between a cap member fixed to the fixed barrel and the opposite end surface, and the ring member is biased by an elastic member toward the cam ring, and the cam ring is thereby biased toward the cap member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10197771
    Abstract: A six-piece optical lens for capturing image and a six-piece optical module for capturing image are provided. In the order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens element with refractive power, a second lens element with refractive power, a third lens element with refractive power, a fourth lens element with refractive power, a fifth lens element with refractive power and a sixth element lens with refractive power. At least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the six lens elements is aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Ability Opto-Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yao Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10200516
    Abstract: Interlocking first member and optical members and methods of their manufacture. A component formed from an interlocking first member and optical member, where the first member includes a recess formed within a surface and the optical member is disposed in the recess. The recess of the first member may include a recess geometry and the optical member may include a member geometry that may correspond to the recess geometry. Additionally, the interlocking component formed from the first member and optical member may be formed by a coupling process. The coupling process may include sintering the first member and the optical member, bonding the optical member to the first member or providing a compression-load or fit between the first member and the optical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David I. Nazzaro, Naoto Matsuyuki, Raul A. Molina, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Chin San Han
  • Patent number: 10185114
    Abstract: The optical lens 10 having an optical function portion 12 having optical functions; and a flange portion 14 formed around the optical function portion 12. The flange portion 14 has, on a side surface thereof, a cut section 42 which is formed by cutting a gate portion 16. In a case where the following are viewed from the optical axis direction of the optical lens 10, a thinnest portion 18 in a region 44 surrounded by lines L1 and L2, which respectively connect both ends 42a and 42b of the cut section 42 to the optical axis center O of the optical lens 10, and a line L3, which connects both ends 42a and 42b, is present in the optical function portion 12. The flange portion 14 has a concave portion 40 outside the region 44.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hidekane Ito
  • Patent number: 10162164
    Abstract: A method for attaching camera filters and other light transmissive elements using flexural rigidity. A flexion arm enables coupling with cameras and other devices in areas non-proximate to a lens. A frame conjoined with the flexion arm enables attachment of the camera filter to a camera lens or lens housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jeff Overall
  • Patent number: 10162146
    Abstract: An opto-mechanical assembly including a housing and an internally supported optical element, such as a lens, mounted along an axis. At least one of the housing and optical element includes a radially extending chamber. Adhesive disposed in the chamber interacts with the housing and the optical element to prevent axial motion between the optical element and housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert S Breidenthal, Richard Cyr, David Chambers, Joseph N Forkey, Robert N Ross, Brian E Volk
  • Patent number: 10156694
    Abstract: An imaging lens including a lens group, a lens barrel and at least one light shading plate; the lens barrel includes first barrel wall forming light aperture, second barrel wall which is bended and extends from first barrel wall, internal wall and external wall, N clamping positions are provided in circumferential direction on internal wall, each clamping position includes M equally spaced bosses on internal wall; surface of boss toward first barrel wall is supporting surface, horizontal height of boss in same clamping position are identical but different from horizontal heights of bosses in other clamping positions; M clamping slots configured to fit bosses in any clamping position at the same time and avoiding slots configured to accommodate bosses in remaining clamping positions, which are equally spaced, are provided in circumferential direction on light shading plate spaced from adjacent lens located at a side of first barrel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Chuandong Wei
  • Patent number: 10133021
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a positioning unit for an optical element in a microlithographic projection exposure installation having a first connecting area for connection to the optical element, and having a second connecting area for connection to an object in the vicinity of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Weber, Jens Kugler
  • Patent number: 10126529
    Abstract: An optical lens assembly includes at least one lens element, which is a dual molded lens element. The dual molded lens element includes a light transmitting portion and a light absorbing portion. The light absorbing portion is annular and surrounds a central axis, wherein a plastic material and a color of the light absorbing portion are different from a plastic material and a color of the light transmitting portion, the dual molded lens element is made by an injection molding method and formed integrally, the light absorbing portion includes a plurality of second inner strip-shaped structures, the second inner strip-shaped structures are regularly arranged along a circumferential direction of the central axis, and the second inner strip-shaped structures are disposed correspondingly to and connected to a plurality of first inner strip-shaped structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Ta Chou
  • Patent number: 10126525
    Abstract: A six-piece optical lens for capturing image and a six-piece optical module for capturing image are provided. In the order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens element with refractive power, a second lens element with refractive power, a third lens element with refractive power, a fourth lens element with refractive power, a fifth lens element with refractive power and a sixth element lens with refractive power. At least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the six lens elements is aspheric. The optical lens can increase aperture value and improve the imagining quality for use in compact cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Hsun Lai, Nai-Yuan Tang, Yao Wei Liu, Yeong-Ming Chang
  • Patent number: 10120299
    Abstract: Provided are an light scanning device capable of adjusting the position of optics and an image forming apparatus including the light scanning device. The light scanning device includes first and second light sources configured to emit first and second light beams, respectively; optics including first and second lenses for transmitting the first and second light beams therethrough and a lens holder configured to support the second lens; and a housing configured to support the first and second light sources and the optics, wherein the first and second light sources and the first lens are supported to be fixed to the housing, and the second lens is supported to be able to move with respect to the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Heon-hee Lim, Han-sung Lee, Jin-kwon Chun, Sung-dae Kim
  • Patent number: 10112861
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of glass members comprises bringing a first main surface of a glass substrate in contact with a first working surface of a first mold substrate, the first working surface being provided with a plurality of first protruding portions, and bringing a second main surface of the glass substrate in contact with a second working surface of a second mold substrate, the second working surface being provided with a plurality of second protruding portions. The method further comprises controlling a temperature of the glass substrate to a temperature above a glass-transition temperature to form the plurality of glass members, removing the first and the second mold substrates from the glass substrate, and separating adjacent ones of the plurality of glass members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andre Brockmeier, Alexander Breymesser, Carsten Von Koblinski, Francisco Javier Santos Rodriguez, Peter Zorn
  • Patent number: 10108073
    Abstract: A heat transfer apparatus includes a circuit board assembly and an image sensor including a plurality of photodetectors disposed in a semiconductor material. The image sensor is mounted to the circuit board assembly. A thermal strap with a first end is thermally coupled to transfer heat out of the image sensor. A heat sink is thermally coupled to a second end of the thermal strap opposite the first end of the thermal strap to receive heat from the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jerry Chiu, Katherine Stoy, Li-Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 10108094
    Abstract: A semiconductor lithography projection exposure apparatus includes a projection lens which includes a manipulator. The manipulator includes an optical element; a base frame; a sensor frame arranged on the base frame; and a sensor arranged on the sensor frame. The manipulator is configured to correct wavefront aberrations of used optical radiation that pass through the optical element during the operation of the projection lens. The manipulator is arranged directly after an object plane of the apparatus along a path of the used optical radiation. The sensor is configured to measure a deformation or a deflection of the optical element. A coefficient of thermal expansion of the sensor frame is within 16 ppm/K of a coefficient of thermal expansion of the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Deufel, Johannes Lippert, Pascal Marsollek, Jasper Wesselingh, Yim-Bun Patrick Kwan
  • Patent number: 10101556
    Abstract: An optical lens assembly including at least two lens elements and an adhesive is provided. The lens elements are stacked disposed, and each of the lens elements includes an optical portion allowing imaging rays to pass through and an assembly portion configured to fix the lens. Each of the assembly portions of two adjacent lens elements includes an adhesive surface, and the adhesive surfaces are disposed opposite to each other to form an adhesive gap. The adhesive is distributed in the adhesive gap and adhered to fix the adhesive surfaces disposed opposite to each other. The adhesive surface of one lens element extends outwardly towards a direction away from an optical axis of the lens element to form an adhesive entering tapered surface configured to guide the adhesive into the adhesive gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GENIUS ELECTRONIC OPTICAL (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yiman Deng, Zhizhong Ji, Qiya Lin
  • Patent number: 10079983
    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 support other components such as a visible light lens assembly or a laser within a perimeter of the focus ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick R. Woolfenden, Brian R. Gattman, William Weidner
  • Patent number: 10073465
    Abstract: Provided herein are systems and methods for scanning an optical sensor on a platform required to operate within a medium having a different pressure than the internal pressure of the sensor, including both underwater and high-altitude applications. For the case of underwater platforms, portions of the vehicle may be pulled or driven by propulsive forces through the water, whereas other portions of the vehicle may carry the platform for optical scanning, attached and rotationally controlled with respect to the driven portion of the vehicle. The platform may be rotated with respect to the portion that is pulled or driven through the water or other fluid. In some embodiments, that driven portion remains rotationally fixed with respect to the water. Other embodiments of vehicles in different environments may interface with different fluids or gasses and may be driven through the fluids or gases in similar manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Arete Associates
    Inventors: Michael Francis Marnon, Paul Bryan Lundquist, Charles Patterson Forsyth
  • Patent number: 10067356
    Abstract: A camera module according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a first Printed Circuit Board (PCB) configured to have an image sensor mounted thereon; a housing unit disposed over the first PCB; a holder module spaced apart from a bottom surface within the housing unit at a specific interval and configured to have a first coil wound on its outer circumferential face and to include at least lens therein; a second PCB combined with the bottom surface of the holder module; a third PCB disposed over the holder module; and a plurality of wire springs each configured to have one end connected to the second PCB and the other end connected to the third PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minsoo Kim, Seongcheol Jeong, Taemin Ha, Seonyoung Kim, Junghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10061112
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which may be selectively used in a variety of different ways. In one example the apparatus may be attached to one or more preexisting optical accessories to allow a user to view external environmental information concurrently when looking through the ocular lens of an optical device. Advantageously, such an implementation may permit a user to effectively obtain environmental data without moving away from an optical device. In another example, an optical system may be used to selectively attach an external device to an optical device to transmit environmental data recorded by the external device in order to superimpose an image through an ocular lens to be displayed concurrently with a target scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Opti-Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Murphy, James Farrer, Clark McCune, Rusty McCune, Brandon Roach
  • Patent number: 10036869
    Abstract: A monolithic lens mount is formed by an annular body which is divided through material recesses into an outer mount ring, an inner mount ring and three connection structures which are arranged so as to be offset by 120° relative to one another. The connection structures in each instance form a chain of at least three, preferably five, connection webs which transition into one another and which are constructed as radial connection webs and axial connection webs. The axial flexural stiffness and radial flexural stiffness and the torsional stiffness of the connection structures can be determined via the dimensioning of the radial connection webs and axial connection webs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Fahr, Torsten Erbe, Matthias Bening, Christian Dehmel
  • Patent number: 10018801
    Abstract: A lens barrel and an imaging device utilizing the same includes a fixed cylinder that has a guide groove; a cam cylinder which is rotatably provided to the fixed cylinder and has a cam groove having a tapered section; and a moving lens support member that supports a moving lens and movably supports a cam follower that moves along the guide groove. The cam follower has a tapered contact section, which can be brought into contact with the tapered section of the cam groove, and is impelled radially outward by the cam follower impelling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Matsumoto, Yoshifumi Mitani
  • Patent number: 10015383
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a camera module includes a case; a camera module housing, wherein at least a portion of the housing is exposed through an opening in the case; a first lens unit disposed in the housing and having a plurality of lenses configured to focus light received through the exposed portion of the housing; a second lens unit disposed in the housing and configured to magnify an image formed by light passing through the first lens unit as a function of a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit; and a moving unit connected to the first lens unit and the second lens unit and configured to move at least one of the first lens unit and the second lens unit in order to adjust the distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongpil Kim, Hakhae Kim, Dongjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10006602
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a semiconductor-type light source, a lens, a lens holder, and a heat sink member. Positioning sections are provided in the lens and the lens holder, respectively. The positioning section in the lens holder comprises a pressing section and a positioning surface. The positioning section in the lens comprises a protrusion-receiving section and a positioning protrusion section. As a result, the present invention is capable of accurately positioning the lens, relative to the lens holder, in the standard optical axis direction of the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Abe
  • Patent number: 9995991
    Abstract: An image pickup apparatus includes a circuit board, a solid-state image sensing device disposed on an upper surface of the circuit board, a cylindrical lens barrel disposed above the circuit board, a lens housed in the lens barrel, and a holding member that holds the lens barrel and the circuit board therein. The solid-state image sensing device is positioned in an enclosed space formed by the lens barrel and the circuit board. The lens barrel has a first flange portion protruding in a direction perpendicular to a central axis of the lens barrel. The holding member has a first fitting groove portion in which the first flange portion of the lens barrel is fit. A thermal expansion coefficient of the holding member is smaller than a thermal expansion coefficient of the lens barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ida, Tatsuhiko Inagaki
  • Patent number: 9989751
    Abstract: A sight includes a cylinder, a first lens, a first lens seat, and at least one first elastic member. The first lens is disposed in the cylinder. The first lens seat carrying the first lens is disposed in the cylinder. The first elastic member is disposed between an outer surface of the first lens seat and an inner periphery of the cylinder, wherein the first lens seat is tightly fitted with the cylinder and light enters the cylinder through the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: SINTAI OPTICAL (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., ASIA OPTICAL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Chi Tang, Tzu-Ching Liao
  • Patent number: 9971122
    Abstract: A lens barrel that is capable of easily switching a state where a lens position is adjustable and a state where the lens position is not adjustable only by rotating a lens holding frame with respect to a support barrel. The lens holding frame holds a lens. The support barrel supports the lens holding frame at a first support position and a second support position that is reached by rotating the lens holding frame from the first support position around an optical axis with respect to the support barrel. The support barrel supports the lens holding frame so that the position of the lens is adjustable with respect to a reference axis at the first support position, and supports the lens holding frame so that the position of the lens is not adjustable with respect to the reference axis at the second support position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kohei Uemura