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Douglas S. Brodie - Related organizations: Apple Inc. patents

Camera module electrical architecture

02/23/17 - 20170054883 - A camera module includes a lens carrier that houses a lens, electrical components of optical path modifiers positioned on the lens carrier, an image sensor, and a controller that is to generate commands for operating the optical path modifiers. A printed circuit assembly positioned on the lens carrier is electrically
Inventors: Shashank Sharma, Douglas S. Brodie

Compact optic design for digital image capture devices

11/17/16 - 20160334600 - A compact optic design is disclosed in which an image capture device's cover glass (or other transparent material) is imbued with optic power and affixed directly to the device's housing. A lens barrel, in which one or more additional lens elements are mounted, may be aligned with the optical lens
Inventors: Douglas S. Brodie, Miodrag Scepanovic

Upright mounted camera actuator component with trapezoidal magnet for optical image stabilization

03/10/16 - 20160070115 - Some embodiments provide an actuator module for optical image stabilization of a lens assembly relative to an image sensor in a camera. In some embodiments, the actuator module includes a coil mounting structure. One or more optical image stabilization (OIS) coils is mounted to the coil mounting structure. The actuator
Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Douglas S. Brodie, Aurelien R. Hubert

Passive damping solution to optical image stabilization for voice control motors

03/10/16 - 20160070114 - Passive dampers (e.g., a viscoelastic material such as a silicon gel) may be applied at one or more locations within an actuator module along wires suspending a moving component (an optics assembly) from a fixed component (e.g., a base of an actuator module). The passive dampers act to passively dampen
Inventors: Aurelien R. Hubert, Steven Webster, Douglas S. Brodie

Single piece optical image stabilization actuator coil assembly

01/14/16 - 20160014339 - In some embodiments, an image sensor mechanically coupled to a base of a camera module. A coil assembly is mechanically coupled to the base of the camera module. The coil assembly includes terminals for connections to respective ones of coils through leads routed through thin areas leading to coil housings.
Inventors: Scott W. Miller, Douglas S. Brodie, Yoshiyuki Takase

Voice coil motor optical image stabilization wires

12/17/15 - 20150365568 - Some embodiments provide an apparatus for controlling the motion of a camera component. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an actuator module. The actuator module includes a plurality of magnets. Each magnet of the plurality of magnets is poled with magnetic domains substantially aligned in the same direction throughout each
Inventors: Richard J. Topliss, Douglas S. Brodie, Anthony J. Rossetti, Richard H. Tsai, Richard L. Baer

Moving magnet for auto-focus

12/10/15 - 20150358528 - In some embodiments, the actuator module includes an voice coil motor base, a coil rigidly attached to the voice coil motor base, a lens movement mechanism suspended on the voice coil motor base by a suspension means configured to limit relative motion in linear directions orthogonal to an optical axis
Inventors: Douglas S. Brodie, Scott W. Miller

Passive damping for optical image stabilization

07/30/15 - 20150212336 - Passive dampers (e.g., a viscoelastic material such as a silicon gel) may be applied at one or more locations within an actuator module between a moving component (an optics assembly) and a fixed component (e.g., a cover attached to a base). The passive dampers act to passively dampen the motion
Inventors: Aurelien R. Hubert, Douglas S. Brodie

Magnetic camera component mounting in cameras

07/09/15 - 20150195439 - An actuator module for optical image stabilization of a lens assembly relative to an image sensor in a camera includes a coil mounting structure. A plurality of optical image stabilization (OIS) coils is mounted to the coil mounting structure. Some embodiments include a lens assembly structure configured to hold a
Inventors: Scott W. Miller, David C. Beard, Douglas S. Brodie, Aurelien R. Hubert

Camera related features of a mobile phone or computing device

03/05/15 - 20150062419 - This application relates primarily to various apparatus and method for securing and protecting a camera module within a device housing. The securing and protecting elements are configured to take up minimal space within the device housing so that available space for the camera module is maximized. In some embodiments the
Inventors: Lee E. Hooton, Douglas S. Brodie, Matthew D. Hill, Nicholas G. Merz, Scott A. Myers, Terence N. Tam

Compact optic design for digital image capture devices

03/13/14 - 20140071327 - A compact optic design is disclosed in which an image capture device's cover glass (or other transparent material) is imbued with optic power and affixed directly to the device's housing. A lens barrel, in which one or more additional lens elements are mounted, may be aligned with the optical lens
Inventors: Douglas S. Brodie, Miodrag Scepanovic


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