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US20140211081 DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR A CAMERA VOICE COIL MOTOR  
A driver circuit for a camera voice coil motor (VCM) is described. A first power switch selectively conducts current from a VCM node to a power supply node, and a second power switch selectively...
US20140139726 PORTABLE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR DETECTING POSTURE OF THE SAME  
Disclosed is a portable terminal and method for detecting posture of the portable terminal, the portable terminal including a lens of a camera capturing an object, an actuator moving the lens for...
US20150085180 DRIVER CIRCUIT FOR ELECTRO-ACTIVE POLYMER DEVICES  
A driver circuit for electro-active polymer (EAP) device has a shared, voltage boost circuit that is coupled to drive a common terminal of first and second EAP devices to a given voltage. A first...
US20120081598 MEMS ACTUATOR DEVICE DEPLOYMENT  
A method for making an actuator device includes forming a substantially planar structure having a stage resiliently supported for movement within a plane of the structure, an actuator coupled to...
US20140184890 Auto-Focus Camera Module with MEMS Capacitance Estimator  
A MEMS actuator for a compact auto-focus camera module is configured to measure physical values and to estimated values each indicative of position or motion or both of a MEMS component. A smart...
US20150002726 INTEGRATED LENS BARREL, ACTUATOR, AND MEMS SNUBBER SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods to provide concomitant mechanical motion inhibition and electrical distribution for actuator modules, such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)...
US20140146222 AUTO-FOCUS METHOD  
An auto-focus method to determine an optimum position of a lens module includes defining search boundaries and an allowable difference, randomly sampling current values within the search...
US20140226057 MOTOR CONTROL DEVICE AND IMAGING APPARATUS  
A motor control device includes a DC motor, a power source configured to supply power to each of the DC motor and a load unit, and a controller configured to control power supply to the DC motor...
US20140192251 CAMERA VOICE COIL MOTOR WITH RESILIENT STOP  
A camera module includes a body having recesses in a first datum surface. A filleted edge may join the recesses to the first datum surface. An image sensor is coupled to the body at a known...
US20140043525 Auto-Focus Camera Module with Flexible Printed Circuit Extension  
A compact camera module is coupled at an image sensor end to a flexible printed circuit (FPC) and an FPC extension segment and is configured such that, upon folding the FPC onto the housing, one...
US20140293120 CONTACT HAVING AN ANGLED PORTION  
Described herein are various embodiments of contacts that include different portions angled with respect to one another and methods of manufacturing devices that include such contacts. In some...
US20130070149 MEMS ACTUATOR MOUNTED CAMERA MODULE HAVING SAG COMPENSATION AND SAG COMPENSATION METHOD USING THE SAME  
The present invention relates to a micro-electromechanical (MEMS) actuator mounted camera module having sag compensation and a sag compensation method using the same, the camera module including a...
US20130300918 Camera Module with MEMS Autofocus and Zoom  
An autofocus zoom miniature MEMS camera module includes a housing defining an aperture, one or more lenses that are fixed relative to the housing, a MEMS actuator, and one or more movable optical...
US20050212953 Piezoelectric focusing apparatus and method for the same  
A piezoelectric focusing apparatus and method for the same are proposed to quickly adjust a distance between a lens unit and an electronic imaging device. An expanding table associated with...
US20140043524 Auto-Focus Camera Module with Interior Conductive Trace  
A compact camera module includes a housing with an interior framework or separate interior bracket that has a conductive trace that runs along one or more surfaces thereof and electrically...
US20140267880 Continuous Capacitance Measurement for MEMS-Actuated Movement of an Optical Component within an Auto-Focus Camera Module  
A MEMS-actuated autofocus camera module configured for continuous capacitance measurement includes a bridge balance detector coupled to a MEMS actuator driver. The MEMS actuated autofocus camera...
US20140066122 COUPLING REDUCTION FOR ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR  
A portable electronic device comprises an electromechanical module having an actuator for positioning a mechanical element between first and second positions, and a controller coupled to the...
US20140253788 IMAGING DEVICE, MOTOR DRIVING DEVICE AND IMAGING METHOD  
In an imaging device having a driving device using a stepping motor, improvement in recovery speed after a step out of the motor is realized. An imaging device having a driving device which...
US20110304766 Focus Ring-Controlled Focusing Servo  
An infrared (IR) camera comprising: a camera housing having an image capturing device;an objective with an optical lens system for generating an IR image of an object;a focusing mechanism for...
US20130148011 VOICE COIL MOTOR FOR A LENS MODULE  
A voice coil motor includes a fixing assembly and a piston assembly movably received in the fixing assembly. The fixing assembly includes a fixing frame and one or more magnetic members positioned...
US20080151098 CAMERA MODULE  
A camera module (10), includes a lens holder (12) having an aperture (1202), at least one lens module (11) threadedly installed in the lens holder, and a motor (13) mounted on the lens holder. The...
US20100039550 Bearing Assembly for Use in a Gimbal Servo System  
A bearing assembly suitable for use in a gimbal servo system is provided. The bearing assembly comprises a shaft having an end adapted to be coupled to a payload, a sleeve disposed over the shaft,...
US20110157458 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FOCUSING  
The present disclosure provides a method and system for focusing, which modulates a broadband light into a dispersive light having a higher dispersion characteristic and a lower dispersion...
US20120026387 Actuator, Drive Device, and Imaging Device  
An object of the present invention is to provide an actuator allowing a control of displacement and configured to offer a high degree of freedom in designing, and a drive device and an imaging...
US20140362280 DRIVING MEMBER, LINEAR DRIVING DEVICE, CAMERA, DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
A driving member, a linear driving device using the driving member, a camera device and an electronic device are provided. The driving member (10) includes a deformable thin plate (16) having a...
US20130128100 CAMERA MODULE  
Exemplary embodiments of a camera module are proposed, the camera module being such that a terminal formed at a holder is inserted into a through hole or a groove of a substrate in a case the...
US20130242174 FOCUSING LENS ASSEMBLY AND CAMERA HAVING THE SAME  
A focusing lens assembly for a camera includes a shaft member disposed in parallel with an optical axis of the camera, a lens mounting member through which the shaft member penetrates and on which...
US20140198247 LENS APPARATUS  
A lens apparatus includes zoom and focus units, zoom, and focus position detectors, a focus driver, an in-focus distance unit, used to input a command, a memory storing a table representing a...
US20140184892 AUTOFOCUS CAMERA SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A method for focusing a miniature camera includes providing a current through a coil, moving a lens of a camera based on the current to adjust a focus of the camera, and limiting movement of the...
US20140063331 ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATORS FOR DIGITAL CAMERAS  
Electromagnetic actuators for digital cameras, in particular miniature cell-phone and tablet cameras, include an electromagnet with a first elongated ferromagnetic member surrounded coaxially in...
US20080165270 Image pickup apparatus  
An image pickup apparatus capable of switching between image pickup modes is provided. An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup lens; an image pickup device receiving light from the...
US20140146223 OPTICAL ELEMENT CONTROL  
Methods, apparatuses and a computer program are provided. An apparatus comprises: one or more optical elements, a first actuator and a second actuator. The first actuator may be configured to...
US20140184891 FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND SMALL CAMERA APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME  
A small camera apparatus includes a base, a lens barrel, a lens driving assembly, and a first flexible printed circuit board. The lens barrel is disposed to be spaced apart from the image sensor...
US20150098008 Camera Module and Method for Auto Focusing the Same  
An exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes an actuator moving a mover including at least one lens receiving an optical image of an object; and an actuator driving unit controlling...
US20140063265 Electronic Device Camera Module With Alignment Structures  
An electronic device may include a camera module. Control circuitry within the electronic device may use an image sensor within the camera module to acquire digital images. The camera module may...
US20140009667 VIBRATION ACTUATOR  
Provided is a vibration actuator including: an electromechanical transduction member that transduces electric power to a mechanical vibration; a transmission member that transmits the vibration...
US20130335620 FOCUS POSITION SEARCHING METHOD  
A focus position searching method is used to determine an optimum position of a lens module, the lens module being driven by a voice coil motor (VCM), the VCM according to an input current to...
US20150153630 DRIVING SYSTEM FOR SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY BASED ACTUATOR AND CAMERA MODULE USING SAME  
A driving system for an SMA based actuator having SMA wires or rods includes a capture module, a determination module, and four drive modules. The capture module captures current position of a...
US20150153540 MOTOR FOR ACTUATING LENS  
A lens actuating motor is provided. The motor includes a lens unit and an actuator unit including a bobbin configured to fix the lens unit, a coil unit configured to wind an outer side surface of...
US20150228686 PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION APPARATUS AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION SYSTEM  
A photoelectric conversion apparatus includes a first unit pixel including a first transfer transistor configured to transfer electric charges from a photoelectric conversion unit to an impurity...
US20140028887 Camera Orientation Sensing Using Camera Module with MEMS AF Actuator  
A camera module includes an actuator coupled to one or more movable lenses of an optical train and configured to move the one or more lenses relative to the image sensor to provide zoom or...
US20120154671 LENS DRIVE DEVICE, AND CAMERA MODULE AND CELLULAR PHONE EQUIPPED WITH LENS DRIVE DEVICE  
A lens driving device accurately and smoothly moves a holder in an optical axis direction even when the distance between lower shaft end supporting portions differ from the distance between upper...
US20140132826 IMAGING APPARATUS  
An imaging apparatus includes a first member including a holding member, the retaining member holding a lens; a second member surrounding the first member; an imaging device arranged opposite to...
US20140168504 DRIVE DEVICE, LENS MODULE, AND IMAGE PICKUP UNIT  
There are provided a drive device and the like that are capable of suppressing characteristic degradation according to ambient environment. The drive device includes one or a plurality of polymer...
US20140293121 LINEAR ACTUATOR AND CAMERA WITH A MOTORIZED BACK FOCUS MODULE WITH THE LINEAR ACTUATOR  
Surveillance networks are used to observe large areas, like public places, streets, public buildings or private houses, privates premises etc. The surveillance networks often comprise a plurality...
US20110317061 INTERCHANGEABLE LENS, CAMERA BODY AND CAMERA SYSTEM  
An interchangeable lens that is detachably mounted at a camera body includes: a photographic optical system that includes a first drive target member and a second drive target member, a drive...
US20090135294 FOCUS CONTROL APPARATUS AND FOCUS CONTROL METHOD  
A focus control apparatus conducts a focus control with respect to an imaging apparatus configured to vary the focal point using a deformable mirror. An imaging unit first obtains image data via...
US20150153541 LENS BARREL AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS  
A lens barrel includes an extendable barrel unit, a drive unit configured to drive the barrel unit so as to extend the barrel unit, and a transmission unit configured to transmit a drive force of...
US20110063495 Photographing module  
This invention provides a photographing module at least including an electrically controlled actuator, an elastic member, and a photo sensor. The electrically controlled actuator at least...
US20130083232 AUTO-FOCUS IMAGE SYSTEM  
An auto focus image system that includes a pixel array coupled to a focus signal generator. The pixel array captures an image that has at least one edge with a width. The focus signal generator...

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