US 9,810,917 B2
Passive damping for optical image stabilization
Aurelien R. Hubert, Saratoga, CA (US); and Douglas S. Brodie, Los Gatos, CA (US)
Assigned to Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 2, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/294,104.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/931,490, filed on Jan. 24, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0212336 A1, Jul. 30, 2015
Int. Cl. G02B 27/64 (2006.01); H04N 5/232 (2006.01); H04N 5/225 (2006.01); G02B 7/08 (2006.01)
CPC G02B 27/646 (2013.01) [G02B 7/08 (2013.01); H04N 5/2254 (2013.01); H04N 5/2257 (2013.01); H04N 5/23258 (2013.01); H04N 5/23287 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49885 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optics assembly comprising an optics component, wherein the optics assembly is configured to move within the apparatus on one or more axes orthogonal to an optical axis of the optics component;
a fixed component comprising a base on which the optics assembly is disposed and a shield can that substantially covers the optics assembly; and
one or more passive dampers disposed in a space between an upper surface of the optics assembly that is substantially orthogonal to the optical axis and an inner surface of the shield can, wherein the passive dampers contact the upper surface of the optics assembly and the inner surface of the shield can, and wherein the passive dampers disposed in the space between and in contact with the upper surface of the optics assembly and the inner surface of the shield can are configured to passively dampen motions of the optics assembly within the apparatus.