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Optical: systems and elements

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08/07/2014 > 40 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140218778 - Hologram: A substrate includes a diffracting structure providing a hologram (20, 6). The diffracting structure encodes a holographic image so that thatholographic image is produced in response to reference light being incident on a major surface of the substrate at an angle of incidence with respect to the said major surface... Agent: The Secretary Of State For Business, Innovation & Skills Of Her Majesty's Britannic Government

20140218779 - Image display device: An image display device includes an image forming device, collimating optical system, and optical device, with the optical device including a light guide plate, first diffraction grating member and second diffraction grating member which are made up of a volume hologram diffraction grating, and with central light emitted from the... Agent:

20140218780 - Light scanner, image display device, head-mounted display, and method of manufacturing light scanner: A light scanner includes: a base part; a shaft part that swingably supports the base part around a first axis; an optical unit including a light transmission part that is supported by the base part and has light transmissivity, and a first light reflection reduction part that is provided on... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140218781 - Light-adjusting element and product containing the same: Provided are a light-adjusting element and a product containing the same. The light-adjusting element usable even with a transmission display device, and has a high-quality mirror state capable of a high contrast ratio. A light-adjusting element, according to one embodiment of the present invention, is characterized by including: a pair... Agent: National University Corporation Chiba University

20140218782 - Wavelength tunable light source: Provided is a wavelength tunable light source including a super luminescent diode (SLD) generating lights in a predetermined wavelength band, a voltage generating unit generating first and second voltages, a first filter receiving the first voltage from the voltage generating unit, receiving the lights from the SLD, and transmitting, as... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140218783 - Acousto-optical tunable filter element: An acousto-optical filter element (114) is provided which has an acousto-optical crystal (118) having an acoustic signal transmitter (120) for generating acoustic signals in the acousto-optical crystal (118). The acousto-optical crystal (118) is designed to selectively spatially deflect light of a target wavelength from an input light beam (116) entering... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20140218784 - Matching layer thin-films for an electromechanical systems reflective display device: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for an electromechanical systems reflective display device. In one aspect, an electromechanical systems display device includes a reflective layer and an absorber layer. The absorber layer is spaced apart from the reflective layer to define a cavity between the absorber layer and the... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20140218785 - Support plate of an electrowetting display: An electrowetting display device includes a picture element having a first support plate and a second support plate. A surface of a second layer of the first support plate is non-planar and has a shape at least partly corresponding with a pattern of a first layer of the first support... Agent: Liquavista B.v.

20140218786 - Devices and methods for achieving non-contacting white state in interferometric modulators: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for providing white light color output from an electromechanical systems (EMS) device with reduced likelihood of stiction. In one aspect, interferometric modulators are configured to provide a white color output while having a non-zero modulator gap dimension. Such a feature can reduce problems... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20140218787 - Flat panel electronic apparatus and display panel thereof: A display panel is provided that includes a plurality of pixel units, each having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and comprising an electrophoretic gel part with a shape tapered in a direction from the first surface to the second surface, wherein a top... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140218788 - High power fiber pump source with high brightness, low-noise output in about 974-1030 nm wavelength: A high power pump ultra bright low-noise source is configured with a multimode (“MM”) seed source outputting a MM smooth, low-noise signal light at a desired wavelength in a wavelength range between about 974 and 1030 nm, a MM Yb fiber wavelength converter operative to convert emission of a plurality... Agent: Ipg Photonics Corporation

20140218789 - Seeded optical amplifier apparatus for producing femtosecond pulses: A source of femtosecond optical pulses comprises a seed pulse source arranged to generate seed pulses; an optical amplifier downstream of the seed pulse source, the optical amplifier having a gain bandwidth; a nonlinear optical element downstream of the amplifier, the optical element spectrally broadening optical pulses via a non... Agent: Fianium Ltd.

20140218790 - Beam focusing device for a laser weapon system: A beam focusing unit for a laser weapon system includes a laser generating unit, an output element unit, and a beam optics element. The beam focusing unit includes a stationary/partly movable part and a fully movable part. The stationary/partly movable part is adapted for positioning or for transporting the beam... Agent: Mbda Deutschland Gmbh

20140218791 - System and method for emitting optical pulses in view of a variable external trigger signal: Method and system for emitting optical pulses in view of a desired output energy of the optical pulses and a variable external trigger signal, using a laser system having a seed laser oscillator optically coupled to one or more cascaded optical amplification stages. For each amplification stage, a plurality of... Agent:

20140218792 - Broadband solar control film: Traditional solar control applications rely on thin metal films to reflect EM radiation with wavelengths longer than that of the visible spectrum. Unfortunately such films also block radiation in cellular, GPS, and radio frequency bands. In one aspect, the disclosure provides a selectively-blocking filter that uses one or more optical... Agent: Svaya Nanotechnologies, Inc

20140218793 - Apparatus for microscopic detection of hardness: An adjustable stage mount includes a housing having a base defining a hole and an adjustable stage including a ball joint extension that rotatably engages the hole and is rotatably securable about the x-, y-, and z-axes. An adjustable indenter mount includes a housing defining a hole and an adjustable... Agent:

20140218794 - Confocal fluorescence microscope: A confocal fluorescence microscope of the present invention consists of: a light source unit broadly comprising one or more short wavelength laser beams; a lens unit which converts parallel light, emitted from a light source, into linear light having an appropriate size; a multi-color mirror which reflects the light source... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation

20140218795 - Power scalable multi-pass faraday rotator: Transparent heat-conductive layers of significant thickness are bonded or adhered to opposing optical faces of a Faraday optic to form a Faraday optic structure that can be used with beam-folding mirrors and an external magnetic field to form a multi-pass Faraday rotator with minimal thermal gradient across the beam within... Agent: Electro-optics Technology, Inc.

20140218796 - Single-shot laser ablation of a metal film on a polymer membrane: A method comprises spatially selectively irradiating in a predetermined pattern with an output beam of a laser system an interface between a polymer substrate and a metal film on the polymer substrate. The polymer substrate is substantially transparent to the output beam of the laser system; the metal film absorbs... Agent:

20140218797 - Polarizing element and polarizing plate: (wherein A represents a phenyl group or a naphthyl group having a substituent; R1-R6 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a lower alkyl group, a lower alkoxy group, a sulfo group, or a lower alkoxy group having a sulfo group; X represents an amino group optionally having... Agent: Nippon Kayaku Kabushiki Kaisha

20140218798 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes a driver which drives a front lens element, on the object side of a reflector, to reduce image shake. The driver includes voice coil motors, each having a coil and a permanent magnet. A coil-and-magnet combination is positioned on each opposite side of a first reference... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140218799 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes a front lens group having a front lens element and a prism, in that order from an object side, light rays exiting from the front lens element along a first optical axis being reflected by the prism to travel along a second optical axis nonparallel to... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140218800 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes sequentially from an object side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens group having a negative refractive power, a fifth lens group having... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20140218801 - Projection display: The present invention provides a projection display (10) for projecting a colour image to a viewer (12) overlaid on a real world scene viewed through the display. The display comprises an image generator (16) for generating image bearing chromatic light for injection into a waveguide assembly (28) at a first... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20140218802 - Optical filter device, optical module, and electronic apparatus: An optical filter device has a light interference filter and a casing. The light interference filter has a fixed substrate, a movable substrate joined to the fixed substrate, a fixed reflection film provided on the fixed substrate, and a movable reflection film provided on the movable substrate. The casing has... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140218803 - Method for producing a film having luminescent particles: A method for producing a film having luminescent particles is described. The method has steps a) mixing a thermoplastic and a luminescent pigment containing a hydroxyalkyl terephthalate of the formulate: R1—COO—P(OH)x-COO—R2 and obtaining a thermoplastic mixture; and b) homogenizing the thermoplastic mixture to 150° C. to 200° C. in an... Agent:

20140218804 - Virtual image display device: A virtual image display device includes: an image forming element which forms an image to be displayed; and an optical element which reflects a light emitted from the image forming element to display a virtual image. The optical element has a concave shape opposite to a traveling direction of the... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20140218805 - Pattern controlled bonding: Disclosed is fixation by means of any type of adhesive of two- or more parts in an assembly consisting of one or more inhomogeneous part internally joined rigid together, e.g. lenses buildup as doublets or higher—or as the detailed example; Polarizing beam splitters.... Agent: 3 Shape A/s

20140218806 - Eyepiece lens system and image observation device: An eyepiece lens system forms a magnified virtual image of an object to be observed, the system including: a first group disposed adjacent to an image display device and having negative refractive power; and a second group disposed adjacent to the first group on a side closer to an eye... Agent: Ricoh Optical Industries, Co., Ltd.

20140218808 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit G1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit G2 having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit G3 having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit G4 having a negative refractive power, a fifth lens unit G5, and... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.

20140218807 - Zoom lens assembly with end of travel sensors: Zoom lens assembly formed of a number of lens groups on a track. The lens groups can be moved on the track to form different lens effects such as zoom. The devices sense an end of travel in one direction using a hardware device. All the positions are relative to... Agent: Production Resource Group L.l.c

20140218809 - Focus adjusting optical lens assembly: A focus adjusting optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140218810 - Fresnel lens: A Fresnel lens includes an incident surface that is flat, and a prism-forming surface that has a plurality of prisms, the prism-forming surface being provided on the side of the Fresnel lens opposite to the incident surface. Each of the prisms has a converging surface that is located on the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140218811 - Endoscope objective lens and endoscope: The endoscope objective lens is configured such that focusing from the farthest object to the nearest object is achieved by moving at least one lens group other than the most object-side lens group along the optical axis. One of the at least one lens group to be moved during focusing... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140218812 - Optical imaging lens set and electronic device comprising the same: An optical imaging lens set from an object side toward an image side along an optical axis in order includes: a first lens element having an image-side surface with a convex portion in a vicinity of its circular periphery, a second lens element having an object-side surface with a convex... Agent:

20140218813 - Lens unit: A lens unit (LU) holding at least two lenses (4, 5) in a lens frame (1) adjacently in the optical axis direction and provided with positioning protrusions (2c, 2d) formed in correspondence with each of the two lenses (4, 5) in at least three separate locations in the peripheral direction... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140218814 - Driving apparatus, optical apparatus and imaging apparatus: A driving apparatus includes a first axial member that is arranged so as to extend in a predetermined direction, where the predetermined direction is the axial direction of the first axial member, and a driving unit that is configured to generate a first driving force in the axial direction and... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140218815 - Vibration actuator and optical apparatus: To reduce the length of the lens barrel, a vibration actuator has a vibrating element, a rotor, a pressing portion, a rotor holder that restricts a position of the rotor in the thrust and radial direction, and a bearing of which a rotation axis is coaxial with the axis of... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140218816 - Improved vehicle mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly has a mirror retention plate having two parallel free edges and a replaceable mirror plate having a first surface to which the mirror is attached and a second surface opposite said first surface. The second surface has two parallel edges which includes projections on one of... Agent:

20140218817 - Viewing window assembly for single-sided installation: An assembly and method for installing a viewing window into a single hole in a panel of an enclosure from a single side. A viewing window assembly comprises actuators and attachment members configurable to allow the attachment members to pass through a hole in a panel from a front side.... Agent: Fluke Corporation

07/31/2014 > 40 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.
07/24/2014 > 47 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20140204436 - Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing ultralong fiber bragg gratings with arbitrary reflection wavelength: Described are methods and apparatuses for manufacturing ultralong fiber Bragg gratings with arbitrary reflection wavelength. The method may include: generating two holographic beams entering a fiber with a certain intersection angle there-between from one side of the fiber and forming holographic interference fringes in the fiber, driving the two holographic... Agent:

20140204437 - Dynamic aperture holographic multiplexing: Systems and methods for dynamic aperture holographic multiplexing are disclosed. One example process may include recording a set of holograms in a recording medium by varying both the reference beam angular aperture and the signal beam angular aperture. The angular aperture of the signal beam may be dynamically changed such... Agent: Akonia Holographics LLC

20140204438 - Optical device and image display apparatus: An optical device includes a light-conducting member, having a first panel surface disposed facing an image forming unit, that conducts image light incident on a light entry plane formed at an end of the first panel surface to a light exit plane formed in front of the viewer's eye; a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140204439 - Fiber stabilization of optical path differences (opd) over a wide bandwidth frequency range for extended periods of time: The disclosed method for fiber stabilization of optical path differences involves splitting a laser produced optical beam into a first and second optical beam. Further, the method involves circulating the first optical beam to an adjustable optical telescope, and circulating the second optical beam to a reference optical telescope. Also,... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140204440 - Light shielding apparatus using magnetic microbeads and method of the same: A light shielding apparatus using magnetic microbeads and a method of the same are disclosed. The light shielding apparatus includes a cycling chamber defined by two transparent substrates, a fluid filled in the cycling chamber, a plurality of magnetic microbeads suspended in the fluid, and a cycling motor connected to... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140204441 - Micro electro mechanical display module: A micro electro mechanical display module including a first substrate, a light source and a color filter layer is provided. The first substrate includes a first substrate body, a light-shielding pattern layer and light-shielding units. The light-shielding pattern layer has first openings. Each light-shielding unit includes a light-shielding shutter having... Agent: Htc Corporation

20140204442 - Controlling absorption of light in a cavity: Described is a method of controlling the absorption of light in a cavity, a system in which absorption is so controlled, and an interferometer embodying the underlying physical concept. Materials can be made to completely absorb incident light when the light is imposed in a specific pattern of illumination. Coherent... Agent: Yale University

20140204443 - Tunable optical filter and method of manufacture thereof: A tunable optical filter is formed in the structure of an etalon. A thin electro-optic ceramic substrate is fixed between two end substrates. Each end substrate has an inner parallel surface toward said electro-optic ceramic substrate covered by an electrode layer and a reflecting layer. An adhesive which attaches the... Agent: Lightwaves 2020, Inc.

20140204444 - Electrochromic lithium nickel group 4 mixed metal oxides: Multi-layer devices comprising a layer of an electrochromic lithium nickel oxide composition on a first substrate, the lithium nickel oxide composition comprising lithium, nickel and a Group 4 metal selected from titanium, zirconium, hafnium and a combination thereof.... Agent: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.

20140204446 - Electrochromic lithium nickel group 4 mixed metal oxides: Multi-layer electrochromic structures comprising an anodic electrochromic layer comprising a lithium nickel oxide composition on a first substrate, the anodic electrochromic layer comprising lithium, nickel and a Group 4 metal selected from titanium, zirconium, hafnium and a combination thereof, wherein (i) the atomic ratio of lithium to the combined amount... Agent: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.

20140204445 - Electrochromic lithium nickel group 5 mixed metal oxides: Multi-layer devices comprising a layer of an electrochromic lithium nickel oxide composition on a first substrate, the lithium nickel oxide composition comprising lithium, nickel and a Group 5 metal selected from niobium, tantalum and a combination thereof.... Agent: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.

20140204447 - Electrochromic lithium nickel group 5 mixed metal oxides: Multi-layer electrochromic structures comprising an anodic electrochromic layer comprising a lithium nickel oxide composition on a first substrate, the anodic electrochromic layer comprising lithium, nickel and a Group 5 metal selected from niobium, tantalum and a combination thereof, wherein (i) the atomic ratio of lithium to the combined amount of... Agent: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.

20140204448 - Electrochromic multi-layer devices with spatially coordinated switching: A multi-layer device comprising a first substrate and a first electrically conductive layer on a surface thereof, the first electrically conductive layer having a sheet resistance to the flow of electrical current through the first electrically conductive layer that varies as a function of position.... Agent:

20140204450 - Microfluidic thermoptic energy processor: A microfluidic panel including at least one substrate, one or more channels formed in the substrate, and fluid disposed within the one or more channels. The fluid is selected to store thermal energy and the microfluidic panel is adapted to convert the thermal energy into useable energy or condition the... Agent: Photronics, Inc.

20140204449 - Thermally switched optical downconverting filter: A thermally switched optical downconverting (TSOD) filter is a self-regulating device including a downconverter that converts incoming light at a variety of wavelengths into longer-wavelength radiation and then directs it using one or more bandblock filters in either the inward or outward direction, depending on the temperature of the device.... Agent: Ravenbrick LLC

20140204451 - Alignment mechanism for photoelastic modulators: A mechanism and method for precisely arranging two or more optical elements, such as those incorporated into photoelastic modulators (PEMs), at a specific angular orientation. The method includes supporting one optical element in an annular mounting member that has an optic axis, and supporting other optical elements in other annular... Agent: Hinds Instruments, Inc.

20140204452 - Switchable lens apparatus and method: A switchable window apparatus capable of being placed in a transparent condition in which light passes through the window unobstructed, and in an obstructed condition in which light passing through the window is obstructed by an optical element in the window. The switchable window apparatus is placed in the transparent... Agent: Sp3 Nanotech LLC

20140204453 - Electrophoretic display apparatus: An electrophoretic display apparatus includes a drive array substrate, a color filter layer and an electrophoretic display film. The drive array substrate has a plurality of pixel units, in which each of the pixel units includes a drive device. The color filter layer is disposed on the drive array substrate... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20140204454 - Configuration of acousto-optic deflectors for laser beam scanning: A first acousto-optic deflector receives a laser beam. The first acousto-optic deflector diffracts the received laser beam along a first axis. A second acousto-optic deflector receives the diffracted laser beam. The second acousto-optic deflector diffracts the received diffracted laser beam along a second axis.... Agent:

20140204455 - Wearable data display: A transparent wearable data display having a source of collimated light a deflector for deflecting the collimated light into a scanned beam, and a first array including one column and integer N rows of switchable grating elements sandwiched between first and second parallel transparent substrates. The substrates together functioning as... Agent:

20140204456 - Ir supercontinuum source using low-loss heavy metal oxide glasses: An IR supercontinuum source for generating supercontinuum in the MIR or possibly LWIR spectral bands comprises a supercontinuum fiber formed from a heavy metal oxide host glass having low optical loss and high non-linearity over the spectral band that is stable, strong and chemically durable. The supercontinuum fiber is suitably... Agent:

20140204457 - Quinolinium single crystals for use in nonlinear optics: The present invention relates to quinolinium-derived single crystals for use in nonlinear optics, which exhibit high molecular orientation and macroscopic optical nonlinearity. When the quinolinium-derived crystals according to the present invention are applied to THz wave light sources, higher THz wave generating efficiency may be obtained as compared with inorganic... Agent: Ajou University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

20140204458 - Polarization-maintaining module for making optical systems polarization-independent: Polarization compensation in optical system having a primary optical element having polarization-altering characteristics, such as a dichroic element, is provided. A compensation optical element having substantially the same polarization-altering characteristics as the primary optical element is provided in the path of the light beam whose polarization state is to be... Agent: Universite Laval

20140204459 - High efficiency light combination module of projection system: A high efficiency light combination module of projection system includes a cubic polarizing beam splitter prism serving as a main body around which four lens arrays, three retarders, and three optical plates are arranged, which is used in combination with coatings that enables transmission or reflection of specific lights to... Agent: Cynosure Photonics Corp.

20140204460 - Polarizer, manufacturing method for the same and display device employing thereof: Provided are a high luminance polarizing plate including a polarizing plate, a λ/2 retardation film having an in-plane retardation value ranging from 250 nm to 280 nm in a wavelength range of 450 nm to 650 nm that is laminated on one side of the polarizing plate, and a brightness... Agent:

20140204461 - Optical device storage package, optical filter device, optical module, and electronic apparatus: A optical device storage package includes a storage portion configured to store an optical device, a base portion which constitutes a bottom portion of the storage portion, a side wall portion which is integrally molded with the base portion and which constitutes a side surface portion of the storage portion,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140204462 - Zoom optical system and imaging device having the same: A zoom optical system has, in order from an object: a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power; a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power; a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group G4 having negative refractive power, wherein the mutual... Agent:

20140204463 - Zone plate: Although, conventionally, there were two methods, (1) a wave was transmitted through a spiral phase plate and (2) a diffraction grating containing an edge dislocation was used, they incurred complication of a configuration and securement of a larger amount of space and were not efficient because each of the spiral... Agent:

20140204464 - Light control film: The present disclosure provides a light control film that is capable of transmitting light, or allowing a viewer to observe information, only within a viewing region centered around the normal (perpendicular line) to a surface. The light control film generally blocks information or light outside of this viewing region, and... Agent:

20140204465 - Head-up display device: A head-up display device includes a projector, a screen component and a prism component. The prism component integrally has an incidence surface into which laser light enters from the projector, a mirror surface which reflects the laser light entering inside the prism component from the incidence surface, and an exit... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140204466 - Optical element structure and optical element fabricating process for the same: An optical element structure and a fabricating process for the same are provided. The optical element fabricating process includes providing a substrate forming thereon a protrusion; and forming an over coating layer over the protrusion and the substrate by a deposition scheme to form an optical element.... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140204467 - Wafer level optical lens structure: A wafer level optical lens structure is provided. A stress buffer layer is disposed between a light-transmissive substrate and a lens layer, so as to improve production yield of the wafer level optical lens.... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited

20140204468 - Lens and projector: The present invention provides a lens and a projector having the same lens. The lens comprises: a lower substrate, an upper substrate opposite to the lower substrate, and a common electrode located at a lower side of the upper substrate, wherein the lower substrate is formed thereon with at least... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20140204469 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes an external frame, a rotary shaft, an internal frame, a lens group and a spring. The internal frame is connected to the external frame via the rotary shaft, so that the internal frame is rotatable relative to the external frame. The lens group is fixed in... Agent: Sintai Optical (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140204470 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group and a fourth lens group, all of which are arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side along an optical axis. The first lens group is with positive refractive power. The... Agent: Sintai Optical (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140204471 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel has a rotary frame, lens group frame, and shutter frame. The rotary frame has first and second cam grooves respectively on inner and outer peripheries as viewed in a radial direction. A first cam follower of the lens group frame and a second cam follower of the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140204472 - Optical device: An optical device (20) that comprises at least two refractive optical elements (1, 2) arranged along an optical axis (OA) of the device, each refractive optical element having a surface profile. The device has an optical aperture common to the at least two refractive optical elements and wherein at least... Agent: The Technology Partnership PLC

20140204473 - Optical system with catadioptric optical subsystem: An optical system to form an image on an image plane includes, a catadioptric optical subsystem configured to collect light from an object plane; and a refractive optical subsystem configured to form the image on the image plane, the catadioptric and refractive optical subsystems being arranged in order from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140204474 - Imaging element array and image forming apparatus: An imaging element array includes a plurality of imaging elements that are arranged side by side. Each imaging element is integrally molded and includes an incident surface, an emission surface, and a plurality of reflective surfaces which is provided between the incident surface and the emission surface. The imaging element... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20140204475 - Endoscope objective lens: An object is to provide an endoscope objective lens in which the aberrations are less susceptible to manufacturing errors and in which the variation in field curvature caused by focusing is small. There is provided an endoscope objective lens including: in sequence from an object side, a front group having... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140204477 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens substantially consists of six lenses of a negative first lens, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, a positive fourth lens, a negative fifth lens and a positive sixth lens in this order from an object side. An object-side surface of the second lens is concave,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140204476 - Lens unit and method for manufacturing the same: A holding frame of a lens unit has a frame main body of a cylindrical shape, which corresponds to the shapes of lenses. A protruding part is provided at a front end of the frame main body. The protruding part protrudes to the inside of the frame main body. The... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

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20140204479 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens substantially consists of six lenses of a negative first lens, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, a positive fourth lens, a negative fifth lens and a positive sixth lens in this order from an object side. An object-side surface of the second lens has a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140204480 - Subminiature optical system and portable device including the same: There are provided a subminiature optical system having a miniature size and capable of obtaining a narrow view angle using only five sheets of lenses, and a portable device having the same. The subminiature optical system includes a first lens convex toward the object side and having positive refractive power.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140204481 - Lens module: A lens module with an optical axis passing therethrough from an object side to an image side includes a lens housing and two lenses disposed in the lens housing. The first lens has a first refract portion and a first positioning portion encircling the first refract portion. A first jointing... Agent: Glory Science Co., Ltd.

20140204482 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: The lens barrel includes a stationary tube, a cam ring, and a rectilinear motion tube. The rectilinear motion tube is moved by the rotation of the cam ring in the optical axis direction. A lens frame holding a lens is moved by a driving unit (feed screw and a motor)... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

07/17/2014 > 41 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20140198360 - Device for recording and reproducing holographic 3d image, and method for recording and reproducing holographic 3d image: Devices and methods for recording and reproducing a holographic 3D image are provided. The devices for recording the holographic 3D image comprising: a laser generation unit for emitting a laser beam; a beam splitter unit configured to receive the laser beam from the laser generation unit and split the laser... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20140198361 - Holographic direct view display having an apodization device: The invention relates to apodization in a holographic direct view display. Known apodization functions are utilized/modified for an apodization mask such that the functions reduce the intensities of selected higher magnitudes of diffractions. The holographic direct view display comprises a controllable light modulator having modulator cells and modulating impinging coherent... Agent: Seereal Technologies S.a.

20140198362 - Projection system: A projection system includes at least one projector and a holographic projection film. The projector projects a first image to a projection surface. The holographic projection film mirrors the first image on the projection surface to form a second image on an imaging surface. The projection surface and a standard... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc.

20140198363 - Method for generating a point light source in a plane at an arbitrary location using a dynamic hologram: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing a display device. In one aspect, the display device may include a light source system, a programmable hologram system, a light-turning layer and a control system. A control system may control the programmable... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20140198364 - Three-dimensional imaging system based on stereo hologram: A three-dimensional imaging system based on a stereo hologram is disclosed. Images composed of sub-images having the same vertical-horizontal resolutions which are generated at plural image projection modules having a two-dimensional arrangement structure are projected to a prism array plate or a transmission-type diffusion plate, and are converted into light... Agent: Konyang University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

20140198365 - Multi-beam laser scanning system and method: A multi-beam laser scanning system comprising a laser, a beam splitter, a first scanning unit, a second scanning unit, and a control unit is disclosed herein. The laser is used for generating an initial laser beam. The beam splitter is used for splitting the initial laser beam into a first... Agent: General Electric Company

20140198366 - Mirror micromechanical structure and related manufacturing process: A mirror micromechanical structure has a mobile mass carrying a mirror element. The mass is drivable in rotation for reflecting an incident light beam with a desired angular range. The mobile mass is suspended above a cavity obtained in a supporting body. The cavity is shaped so that the supporting... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20140198367 - Translation mirror based beam steering mechanism with ultrahigh frequency response and high sensitivity: This invention relates to a beam steering mechanism with ultrahigh frequency response and high sensitivity, which is based on the translation of two mirrors. Beam steering is achieved by the translations of two mirrors in the X axial mirror group and Y axial mirror group. The two translation mirrors are... Agent: Harbin Institute Of Technology

20140198368 - High gain display screen with rotated microlens array: A transparent screen includes a microlens array. The microlens array includes microlenses that are individually rotated to reflect a projected image to a common eyebox. The microlenses may have a dichroic coating to reflect narrowband light. An automotive windshield may include an embedded microlens array as part of a head... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20140198369 - Driving circuit for light modulator: A driving circuit for driving a light modulator including a matrix of pixels, the driving circuit includes, a first selecting unit configured to select a row of the matrix of pixels, each pixel having a capacitance element for modulating light; a first transistor configured to reset a voltage of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140198370 - Solid electro-chromic stack including electro-chromic nanoparticles and methods of forming the same using layer-by-layer deposition: A robust solid-state electro-chromic film stack including one or more electro-chromic layers composed of at least one bi-layer having a first and second layer. At least one of the first and second layer in each bi-layer includes electro-chromic nanoparticles formed of an electro-chromic material. A method of forming the robust... Agent: Pixeloptics, Inc. (estate Of)

20140198371 - Integrated photovoltaic and electrochromic windows: A variety of methods for integrating an organic photovoltaic-based SolarWindow™ module and electrochromic materials to create dynamic, variable transmittance, energy-saving windows and/or window films are described. Stand-alone or building integrated, independent or user-controllable, battery supported or building integrated, and insulated glass unit or aftermarket film implementations are all described, providing... Agent:

20140198372 - Low voltage electrowetting device and method for making same: An electrowetting device includes a substrate having a first face, a charged adhesion layer immobilized on the first face of the substrate and a dielectric layer bound to the charged adhesion layer. An unbound ionic liquid phase contacts the dielectric layer.... Agent: The University Of Kentucky Research Foundation

20140198373 - Reflective color display: A reflective color display is disclosed. A substrate supports a first conductor layer and pixel wells. A piezoelectric segment is formed in each pixel well over the first conductor layer. A second conductor layer overlies the piezoelectric segments, wherein an electric field created across any piezoelectric segment causes the piezoelectric... Agent: Nthdegree Technologies Worldwide Inc.

20140198374 - Colored composition and image display structure: wherein, in Formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, —COOR11, or —CONR11R12; Ar represents an aromatic ring; each of R9 and R10 independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group; each of R11 and R12 independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140198375 - Optical phase-sensitive amplifier for dual-polarization modulation formats: A method for amplifying optical signals includes determining a source optical signal, generating a first resultant signal including a pump signal and the source optical signal, sending the first resultant signal through a non-linear element to generate a second resultant signal including the first resultant signal and an idler signal,... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140198376 - Optical sensing chip: The present invention relates to an optical sensing chip, which has various applications and may be used repetitively. The optical sensing chip can qualitatively identify different types of molecules and quantitatively analyze small molecules in minute amounts. Regarding a conventional optical sensing chip, an additional sample of known concentration is... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140198377 - Laser oscillator: A single mode semiconductor laser includes a first optical resonator, which is formed by a total reflection surface and a partial reflection surface. Light emitted from the partial reflection surface of the single mode semiconductor laser enters a fiber Bragg grating, which includes a diffraction grating formed therein. The diffraction... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140198378 - Optical semiconductor device: An optical semiconductor device includes: semiconductor lasers; a wave coupling section multiplexing light output by the semiconductor lasers; first optical waveguides respectively optically connecting respective semiconductor lasers to the wave coupling section; a phase regulator regulating phase of reflected light that is reflected at a reflecting point located in the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140198379 - Infrared-transmitting film, method for producing infrared-transmitting film, infrared optical component, and infrared device: An infrared-transmitting film which is excellent in mechanical strength and environmental resistance. The infrared-transmitting film comprises a buffer layer formed on a surface of an infrared optical substrate and having a Vickers hardness greater than that of the substrate and an environmental resistance improving layer provided in contact with the... Agent: National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology

20140198380 - Planar solar concentrators using subwavelength gratings: Light concentration of order more than 10 times using sub-wavelength diffraction gratings integrated on top and bottom surface of a planar glass substrate is claimed. The invention discloses designing of subwavelength gratings, with period less than the wavelength of light, which can effectively guide the incoming solar radiation into the... Agent: Council Of Scientific & Industrial Research

20140198381 - Method and arrangement for operating a dynamic nano focusing system: The invention relates to a method and to an arrangement for operating a dynamic nano focusing system for use thereof in the field of microscopy, interferometry or similar applications, wherein the nano focusing system comprises a lever-transmission piezo actuator and a frictionless guide based on a resiliently deformable solid body... Agent: Physik Instrumente (pi) Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140198382 - Interface using eye tracking contact lenses: Methods of eye gaze tracking are provided using magnetized contact lenses tracked by magnetic sensors and/or reflecting contact lenses tracked by video-based sensors. Tracking information of contact lenses from magnetic sensors and video-based sensors may be used to improve eye tracking and/or combined with other sensor data to improve accuracy.... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

20140198383 - Slim and compact volumetric 3d display systems based on moving display surface: This invention relates to volumetric 3D display systems based on a rotary reciprocating display surface. Layout of mechanical components and optical path are arranged to provide maximal viewing angle and minimal view-blocking, while keeping the whole system size compact and slim. Motion mechanisms, mechanical relief mechanism and 2-direction dynamic balancing... Agent:

20140198384 - Variable color display method using retardation film: The present invention provides a method of displaying, in color, information accompanying rotation in a device having a rotating member, comprising disposing a first polarizing film, a printed film, a retardation film, and a second polarizing film approximately perpendicularly to the direction of the rotational axis of the rotation; with... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140198385 - Larview technologies corporation: The present invention provides an auto focus camera module structure for particles protection. The structure comprises a lens. An actuator is used to support the lens. A coil is configured on the actuator. A magnet material is disposed adjacent to the coil. A holder is used to support the actuator.... Agent: Larview Technologies Corporation

20140198386 - Retroreflective sheeting including cube corner elements: The present disclosure is directed to lamina(e) comprising cube corner elements, a tool comprising an assembly of laminae and replicas thereof. The disclosure further relates to retroreflective sheeting.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140198387 - Method and apparatus for adjusting position of optical element: An apparatus for adjusting a position of an optical element is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a support; a movement unit for supporting an optical element and being movable relative to the support; a magnet unit; a coil unit for generating a magnetic force for moving the movement unit when an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140198388 - Fabry-perot device with a movable mirror: A Fabry-Perot tunable filter (FPTF) includes a top mirror having a first surface for receiving light and a second surface opposite the first surface. A movable mirror having a front side is secured to the second surface of the top mirror and includes back side. The movable mirror includes an... Agent: Gooch And Housego PLC

20140198389 - Substrate provided with a multilayer coating having thermal properties, in particular for production of a heated glazing unit: The invention relates to a substrate (10), especially a transparent glass substrate, equipped with a thin-film multilayer comprising, in alternation, “n” metallic functional films (40, 80, 120), in particular functional films based on silver or a metal alloy containing silver, and “(n+1)” antireflection coatings (20, 60, 100, 140), where n... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20140198390 - Dual-sided daylight redirecting film: Dual-sided daylight redirecting films include an optical substrate with two solar light redirecting layers disposed on the major surfaces of the optical substrate. The light redirecting layers are microstructured surfaces forming a plurality of prism structures. At least one of the microstructured surfaces is an ordered arrangement of a plurality... Agent:

20140198391 - Eyepiece optical system: In order from the object side, a first lens having positive power with a convex observation-side surface, a second lens having negative power and a meniscus shape with a concave object-side surface, and a third lens having positive power with an observation-side surface having a smaller radius of curvature than... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140198393 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens including a plurality of lens units, and two variable stops having an aperture diameter changing for zooming, the lens units being configured to change intervals between the respective neighboring lens units for zooming, the zoom lens having an F-number which is constant over an entire zoom range,... Agent:

20140198392 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system that includes a first lens group including at least one lens and having a negative refractive power, and a second lens group including at least one lens and having a positive refractive power in an order from an object side to an image side, wherein the... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20140198394 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes a positive first lens group fixed during zooming, a negative second lens moved to the image side upon zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, a negative third lens group for image plane correction during zooming, and a positive fourth lens group fixed... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140198395 - Imaging lens: According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, an imaging lens includes, in an ordered way from an object side, a first lens having negative (−) refractive power, a second lens having negative (−) refractive power, a third lens having positive (+) refractive power, a fourth lens having positive (+)... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140198396 - Optical image capturing lens assembly: An optical image capturing lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140198397 - Imaging lens: r1: curvature radius of the first lens object-side surface P1 r3: curvature radius of the second lens object-side surface P1 r4: curvature radius of the second lens image-side surface P1 r7: curvature radius of the fourth lens object-side surface P1 r8: curvature radius of the fourth lens image-side surface.... Agent: Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

20140198398 - Endoscope objective optical system: wherein Df is the distance from a surface of the first lens facing the object side to the aperture stop, f is the focal length of the entire system, n1 is the refractive index of the first lens (d-line), n2 is the refractive index of the second lens (d-line), IH... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140198399 - Lens module and manufacturing method thereof: A method of manufacturing a lens module including following is provided. A first lens plate having a plurality of first lens sections, a second lens plate having a plurality of second lens sections and a third lens plate having a plurality of third lens sections are provided. The first lens... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited

20140198400 - Light collector and light collection module: A light collector of a light concentration module includes a first surface, a second surface and at least one light emitting surface. The first surface has multiple microstructures. The microstructures are used for receiving a ray. The second surface is opposite to the first surface. The at least one light... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

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