US 9,810,865 B2
Lens member, method of manufacturing the same, communication module, lens array, and light-source module
Hideki Shinohara, Ibaraki (JP); Koichi Ozaki, Ibaraki (JP); and Mitsunobu Suzuishi, Ibaraki (JP)
Assigned to HITACHI MAXELL, LTD., Ibaraki (JP)
Appl. No. 15/104,050
Filed by HITACHI MAXELL, LTD., Ibaraki-shi, Osaka (JP)
PCT Filed Dec. 12, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/083061
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 13, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/088032, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 18, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-257233 (JP), filed on Dec. 12, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0313520 A1, Oct. 27, 2016
Int. Cl. G02B 6/42 (2006.01); G02B 7/02 (2006.01); G02B 3/00 (2006.01); B29L 11/00 (2006.01); B29C 45/14 (2006.01); B29C 45/33 (2006.01); C03C 27/00 (2006.01); B29K 709/08 (2006.01); G02B 6/32 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 6/4244 (2013.01) [G02B 3/0056 (2013.01); G02B 6/425 (2013.01); G02B 7/021 (2013.01); B29C 45/14065 (2013.01); B29C 45/14434 (2013.01); B29C 45/33 (2013.01); B29K 2709/08 (2013.01); B29L 2011/00 (2013.01); B29L 2011/0016 (2013.01); C03C 27/00 (2013.01); G02B 3/0031 (2013.01); G02B 6/32 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A lens member to be surface-mounted to a substrate, the lens member comprising:
a glass lens that has been previously made; and
a mounting portion including a material different from the glass lens, provided by flowing the material in a flowable state into a mold in which the glass lens is disposed and fixing the material, the mounting portion housing therein at least a portion of the glass lens,
wherein the mounting portion has a polygonal column shape including a top face, a bottom face, and plural side faces,
wherein an incident face of the glass lens, where light to the glass lens is incident, and an emission face of the glass lens, where light from the glass lens is emitted, are exposed by way of openings provided on the top face and on the bottom face of the mounting portion, and
wherein one of the plural side faces of the mounting portion is a reference face that abuts on a mounting face in a case where the glass lens is surface-mounted to the substrate.