Pioneer has patented an optical deflector that increases the swing angle of a reflective plate by utilizing drive elements with varying sizes in the Y direction. This innovation allows for greater displacement of beam portions, resulting in a larger swing angle. GlobalData’s report on Pioneer gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Pioneer, MPEG media transport processing was a key innovation area identified from patents. Pioneer's grant share as of January 2024 was 26%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Optical deflector with increased swing angle for reflective plate

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Pioneer Corp

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11885957B2) discloses an optical deflector designed with a reflective plate, shaft portions, beam portions, and drive elements to facilitate rotation of the reflective plate. The drive elements, located within the beam portions, are strategically sized and positioned to enable efficient deformation for rotation. The patent emphasizes the arrangement of the drive elements in relation to the reflective plate, with specific dimensions and distances playing a crucial role in the functionality of the optical deflector.

Furthermore, the optical deflector described in the patent includes additional features such as inclination portions on the base ends of the beam portions, slits between the beam portions and the frame, and a drive unit composed of shaft portions, beam portions, and drive elements. The design also allows for multiple drive units to be aligned in a direction orthogonal to the rotation axis, enhancing the overall performance of the optical deflector. With detailed specifications for the drive elements and structural components, the patent aims to protect the innovative design and functionality of the optical deflector for potential commercial applications in various industries.

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