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Optical: systems and elements January USPTO class patent listing 01/07

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01/25/2007 > 53 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070019263 - Lens-less spectrometer: One embodiment of a lens-less system for analyzing an optical spectrum includes a sophisticated volume hologram for separating an incident diffuse optical signal into wavelength channels without aid of an external collector lens and a detector for receiving and detecting light dispersed by the sophisticated volume hologram. Other systems and... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070019262 - Measuring spectral lines from an analyte using multiplexed holograms and polarization manipulation: An optical apparatus in which multiplexed holograms are used to achieve wavelength selectivity and polarization manipulation is used to facilitate near-normal incidence of light on the holograms. The polarization manipulation allows light reflected from the holograms to be separated from the light incident on the holograms. In one application, the... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20070019264 - Optical device, image display device and head mounted display: A hologram optical element is formed on a substrate so as to make an optical device. The hologram optical element is formed in an area smaller than an irradiation area of a beam for reproduction such as image light or object light on the substrate. Supposing that the beam for... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20070019265 - Laser scanning unit and image forming apparatus having the same: A laser scanning unit and an image forming apparatus employing the laser scanning unit including a light source generating light; a polygon mirror that includes a plurality of reflection mirrors with a polygonal horizontal cross-section, and the polygon mirror rotates to scan the beam from the light source in a... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20070019266 - Holographic stereogram creation device and its method: In a holographic stereogram creating device for creating a holographic stereogram by sequentially recording interference fringes between reference light and object light, which is obtained by sequentially spatial-modulating a plurality of images picked up from different observing points, as strip or dot elemental holograms, on one hologram recording material of... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070019267 - Hologram apparatus and hologram recording and playback method: A hologram recording and playback method comprises establishing in advance a test region adapted to record a piece of test data for each of a reference incidence angle and a plurality of stepped incidence angles of a recording reference beam in a recording medium, successively setting an incidence angle of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20070019268 - Holographic recording device and holographic recording method: A holographic recording device for multiple recording a plurality of interference fringes of a reference light and intensity-modulated signal lights in a same area or in areas slightly shifted each other of a holographic recording medium is disclosed which includes: phase modulation means for modulating phase of the signal light... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20070019269 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical deflector deflects an optical beam output from a light source. An imaging optical system condenses the optical beam deflected by the optical deflector onto a surface to be scanned. The light source, the optical deflector, and the imaging optical system are accommodated in a housing. The housing includes... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070019270 - Scanning apparatus capable of filtering off a holographic picture: A scanning apparatus for scanning a hologram is capable of filtering off a holographic picture in the hologram. The hologram includes an image layer having an image to be scanned and a laser layer having the holographic picture. The laser layer has a maximum penetrable incidence. Light with an incidence... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070019271 - Apparatus and method for producing light-responsive surfaces on opaque materials: The present invention provides for a method of creating a lustrous surface in opaque materials using ridge angles, and valleys of varying depths cut, imprinted or pressed into the opaque material. The combination of the light reflecting ridges, angles to reflect more or less light, and a shadow effect arising... Agent: Lemaire Patent Law Firm, P.l.l.c.

20070019272 - Vision modification with reflected image: Various embodiments of methods and systems for improving and enhancing vision are disclosed. Adjustable lenses or optical systems may be used to provide adaptive vision modification. In some embodiments, vision modification may be responsive to the current state of the user's visual system. Certain embodiments provide correction of the subject's... Agent: Searete LLC

20070019273 - Instant shade: An improved partially photochromic window glass for a vehicle. The partially photochromic window glass comprises at least one of a windshield, a side window and a rear window and a transition lens material having at least one predetermined darkening strength depending on where the transition lens material is to be... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20070019274 - Double pass light modulator: An embodiment of a double pass modulator includes a reflective polarizer adapted to pass light having a predetermined polarization state therethrough and to reflect substantially all other light, a quarter wave plate positioned to receive and pass light from the reflective polarizer, the quarter wave plate shifting the relative phase... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070019275 - Display: A display allowing recycling of a flexible printed circuit board and a light source mounted thereon after disassembling of the flexible printed circuit board and the light source is obtained. In this display, the adhesive strength of a surface of a first double-faced adhesive tape bonded to the first flexible... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070019276 - Light pulse positioning with dispersion compensation: A light pulse positioning apparatus with dispersion compensation includes an acousto-optical device and a dispersive element optically coupled thereto. The dispersive element is placed and oriented in relation to the acousto-optical device to spatially and temporally disperse the light pulse and thus compensate, respectively, a spatial dispersion and a temporal... Agent: Zeming M. Gao 3law Techlaw Services

20070019279 - Adjustable lens system with neural-based control: Methods and systems for modifying or enhancing vision are described. In exemplary embodiments, neural or neuromuscular activity is analyzed to determine a focus or other quality of a visual input, and this focus or quality information used as a basis for controlling an adjustable lens system.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20070019277 - Forward and reverse scanning-type display device: Disclosed herein is a forward and reverse scanning-type display device using a diffractive optical modulator. The display device includes a light source system, one or more illumination optical units, a diffractive optical modulator, a projection and scanning optical unit and a display electronic system. The light source system radiates light.... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20070019278 - Spatial light modulator with perforated hinge: A spatial light modulator (SLM) is disclosed that increases speed and efficiency of an SLM through the use of a perforated hinge. The hinge may take many forms, but generally includes an elongated body having holes therein along its longitudinal direction. One or more electrodes are charged with a predetermined... Agent: Jonathan Mohn

20070019280 - Mems devices having overlying support structures and methods of fabricating the same: Embodiments of MEMS devices comprise a conductive movable layer spaced apart from a conductive fixed layer by a gap, and supported by rigid support structures, or rivets, overlying depressions in the conductive movable layer, or by posts underlying depressions in the conductive movable layer. In certain embodiments, portions of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20070019281 - Method and apparatus for generating and detecting duality modulated electromagnetic radiation: A generator of duality modulated radiation, of which the irradiance, the wave intensity, or both, are varied from ordinarily equivalent levels, either for purposes of providing energy depleted or energy enriched radiation or for purpose of encoding an information signal. Various techniques are disclosed for restoring irradiance levels to “ordinary”... Agent: Noel F. Heal Law Office

20070019282 - Photonic time-domain electromagnetic signal generator and system using the same: A photonic waveform generator and system is described. The photonic waveform generator is used in produce an electrical pulse having arbitrarily controllable temporal characteristics in a Fourier transform (FT) pulse shaper or a direct space-to-time (DST) photonic generator. The electrical pulse signal may be used in a radar, a telecommunications... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070019283 - Suppression of stimulated brillouin scattering (sbs) in high power fiber amplifiers: A fiber amplifier suitable for high power, narrow linewidth applications exhibits suppression of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) by segmenting the fiber amplifier into separate portions that exhibit different Brillouin center frequencies. By changing the center frequencies in adjoining segments of the fiber amplifier, the backward-propagating Stokes signal is essentially blocked,... Agent: Wendy W. Koba

20070019284 - Twin optical amplifier with dual pump power control: An apparatus for amplifying optical communications systems is provided in which one or more amplifier modules, each containing an optical amplifier and at least two pump lasers, are optically isolated from a plurality of control modules. Each control module controls a single pump laser in one or more of the... Agent: Levenfeld Pearlstein Intellectual Property Department

20070019285 - Optical amplifier: The present invention relates to an optical amplifier with a structure for more effectively suppressing the over/undershoot in transient responses in high-speed AGC. This optical amplifier is an optical device for amplifying signal light inputted therein, and comprises a rare-earth-element-doped optical fiber, an optical coupler, a light-receiving section, a pumping... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20070019286 - Wavelength branching filter and optical communication module: A wavelength branching filter includes a first multilayer film filter 11 positioned in a light incoming side on a glass substrate 10 and a second multilayer film filter 12 positioned in a light outgoing side, and the first multilayer film filter 11 has characteristic in reflecting light of 1490 nm... Agent: Beyer Weaver & Thomas, LLP

20070019287 - Uv adjustable optical attenuator: An optical element includes a light absorbing medium formed of a transparent material and light absorbing elements encapsulated within the transparent material. The light absorbing elements have an ultraviolet (UV) light-dependent absorption characteristic and UV light is applied to the light absorbing medium to change the attenuation of the light... Agent: Avago Technologies, Ltd.

20070019288 - Zoom microscope and option unit for zoom microscope: A zoom microscope includes a zoom optical system that has a zoom lens held by a lens holding member shiftable along an optical axis; a zoom mechanism that shifts the zoom lens along the optical axis through the lens holding member according to a zooming operation; a positional information detecting... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20070019289 - Far-optical device: A far-optical device comprising a reversal system (1) and an adjustable optical magnification means with more than fourfold magnification, wherein the far-optical device has an optical beam deflection means (2) which at all magnifications ensures a subjective field of view of the far-optical device of at least 22° at least... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20070019290 - Projection screen and projection system containing same: A projection screen capable of sharply displaying an image even under bright environmental light with high image visibility. A projection screen has a polarized-light selective reflection layer with a cholesteric liquid crystalline structure, capable of selectively reflecting a specific polarized light component, and a substrate for supporting the reflection layer.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070019291 - Parallax barrier and three dimensional display device using the same: A three dimensional display device includes an image display unit. The image display unit includes pixels having first sub-pixels corresponding to a left-eye image and second sub-pixels corresponding to a right-eye image. The three dimensional display device also includes a parallax barrier which is located proximately to the image display... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20070019292 - Hybrid-type polarizer, method of manufacturing the same and display device having the same: In a hybrid-type polarizer having a reflective-type polarizing filter and a color filter, a method of manufacturing the hybrid-type polarizer and a display device having the hybrid-type polarizer, the hybrid-type polarizer includes a base member and a polarizing color filter member. The polarizing color filter member includes a plurality of... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070019293 - Telescope: A telescope has at least one barrel. At least three optical elements, namely an objective lens, an inverting system, and an eyepiece are arranged within the barrel along a longitudinal axis thereof one behind another. Further, means are provided for compensating shaking movements of the barrel by moving at least... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070019294 - Telescope: A telescope has at least one barrel. At least three optical elements, namely an objective lens, an inverting system, and an eyepiece are arranged within the barrel along a longitudinal axis thereof one behind another. Further, means are provided for compensating shaking movements of the barrel by moving at least... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070019295 - Disk-shaped carrier system with a plurality of integrated diffraction structures: The invention concerns a circular disk-shaped carrier system with a plurality of integrated diffraction structures for the spectral analysis of light of the wavelengths 340-800 nm, wherein each diffraction structure includes a layer of a transparent plastic material which has a microstructure suitable for the diffraction of a wavelength within... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20070019296 - Environmentally improved rearview mirror assemblies: Environmentally improved rearview mirror assemblies are provided which incorporate a reflective element with variable reflectance. In one embodiment, the environmentally improved rearview mirror assembly is substantially free of cadmium (Cd). In another embodiment, the environmentally improved rearview mirror assembly is substantially free of lead (Pb). In yet another embodiment, the... Agent: Brian J. Rees Gentex Corporation

20070019297 - Universal vehicle head display (hud) device and method for using the same: The invention generally relates to an integrated head up displaying (HUD) device including a housing that houses an active-matrix image projecting system and its accompanying electronics, and an optical combiner (for providing a see-through image thereon) connected to the housing via a retractable arm attached at one end to the... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20070019298 - Dichroic prism, and prism unit and image projection apparatus employing same: A dichroic film formed on a prism base member contains 10% by volume or more of a high-thermal-conductivity substance having a thermal conductivity of 20 W/mK or more at a temperature of 300 K. Preferably, the dichroic film is composed of high- and low-refractive-index layers laid alternately on one another,... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20070019299 - Dichroic prism, and prism unit and image projection apparatus employing same: A dichroic film formed on a prism base member contains 10% by volume or more of a high-thermal-conductivity substance having a thermal conductivity of 20 W/mK or more at a temperature of 300 K. Preferably, the dichroic film is composed of high- and low-refractive-index layers laid alternately on one another,... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20070019300 - Touch screen saver: A stack of laminated transparent lenses consists of two alternating optically clear materials in intimate contact. The materials are a plastic lens and clear adhesive. The adhesive is uninterrupted. The lens and the adhesive have refraction mismatch of less than 0.2. A tab portion is part of each lens acts... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20070019301 - Very-high aperture projection objective: A very-high aperture, purely refractive projection objective is designed as a two-belly system with an object-side belly, an image-side belly and a waist (7) situated therebetween. The system diaphragm (5) is seated in the image-side belly at a spacing in front of the image plane. Arranged between the waist and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070019302 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: v

20070019303 - Zoom lens system and image pick-up apparatus including same: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a four-group zoom lens system including, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power and including... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20070019304 - An imaging device having a rotatable optical element: An imaging device includes an imaging optical system including an image pickup device; a rotatable optical element which is positioned in the imaging optical system, and is rotated on a rotation axis extending in an optical axis direction to produce a specific photographic effect; and a controller which operates so... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20070019305 - Method for correcting a lithography projection objective, and such a projection objective: A method for correcting at least one image defect of a projection objective of a lithography projection exposure machine, the projection objective comprising an optical arrangement composed of a plurality of lenses and at least one mirror, the at least one mirror having an optically operative surface that can be... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20070019307 - Lens moving mechanism and imaging apparatus: A lens moving mechanism which includes a moving lens for zooming or focusing; a lens holder holding the moving lens in a lens-barrel, and being supported freely movably into an optical axis direction of the moving lens; a guide shaft guiding the lens holder into the optical axis direction of... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070019306 - Microlens for projection lithography and method of preparation thereof: Methods and systems for effecting responses on surfaces utilizing microlens arrays including microoptical components embedded or supported by a support element and positioned from the surface at a distance essentially equal to the image distance of the microoptical component with spacer elements are disclosed. Microlens arrays can be used to... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC

20070019308 - Imaging device, lens drive control method and recording medium: A controller controls a drive waveform generator to apply a predetermined voltage to a piezoelectric element and deform the piezoelectric element, thereby moving a lens. The controller acquires the position of the lens based on a magnetic field intensity detected by a Hall device. A shock detection circuit measures a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane

20070019309 - Switching illuminating scissors: An apparatus and method for improving local illumination by a cutting implement, such as scissors or shears and the like. The apparatus includes a pair of cooperating shear bodies rotatably coupled to each other about a pivot for opening and closing movements, each shear body including a blade having a... Agent: Michael E. Woods Patent Law Offices Of Michael E. Woods

20070019310 - Facet mirrors and a method for producing mirror facets: In a method for producing mirror facets (1) for facet mirrors in illuminating devices or projection exposure machines in microlithography by using radiation in the extreme ultraviolet range, individual tilting angles are recessed into an optical surface (2) of the mirror facet (1), preferably a surface with tilting angles relative... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd

20070019311 - Semi-interactive driving simulator with multiple simulated mirror images and method of preparing images for use in simulator: A semi-interactive driver training simulator in which the projected image contains simultaneous synchronized front view and side-view mirror images, in which the side-view mirror images have both large “flat” mirror and smaller “convex” images. To create the projected image, five separate cameras are mounted on a real vehicle, and used... Agent: Brown & Michaels, PC 400 M & T Bank Building

20070019312 - Auxiliary rearview mirror mounting arrangement: An auxiliary rearview mirror mounting arrangement is disclosed to include two fasteners for securing the two support arms of an auxiliary rearview mirror to a vehicle rearview mirror, each fastener having two straps, two connecting members respectively provided at one end of each of the two straps for securing the... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services

20070019313 - Method for production of a tunable optical filter: The present invention relates to a method of producing an optical filter, characterized in that it comprises effecting the following steps on an optical waveguide (10): controlling the varying interior profile of the waveguide, preferably by melt-drawing, and writing a Bragg grating (20), using techniques allowing independent control of longitudinal... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20070019314 - Plasma absorption wave limiter: A plasma absorption wave limiter is disclosed. The plasma absorption wave limiter comprises a limiting layer and a trigger layer. The limiting layer is transmissive in a pass band of a sensor and capable of generating a reflective and absorptive free electron plasma that will propagate and dissipate therein. The... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

01/18/2007 > 60 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070013981 - Holographic recording medium and method for manufacturing the same: A holographic recording medium in which a thick holographic recording layer is formed without the use of multilayering and without accompanying thickness unevenness, scattering, and nonuniformity of dynamic range, and a method for manufacturing the same. The holographic recording medium 10 is configured by sandwiching a hybrid material layer 14... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013982 - Holographic recording medium and method for manufacturing the same: A holographic recording medium which has parallelism of high precision and causes little substrate deformation ascribable to contraction of its recording areas when recording interference fringes, and a method for manufacturing the same. The holographic recording medium 10 has a holographic recording material layer 18 between a first transparent substrate... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013983 - Holographic viewing device, and holographic viewing card incorporating it: The invention relates to a holographic viewing device that enable printing or the like to be directly applied to a transmission hologram substrate without recourse to any frame for supporting and reinforcing a transmission hologram, thereby simplifying construction while enhancing aesthetic and decorative attributes, and a holographic viewing card incorporating... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070013984 - Active compensation device, and compatible optical pickup and optical recording and/or reproducing apparatus employing the active compensation device: An active compensation device, and a compatible optical pickup and an optical recording and/or reproducing apparatus employing the active compensation device, are compatible with information storage media standards specifying different thicknesses and light having the same wavelength. The active compensation device includes two transparent substrates; a material layer interposed between... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20070013985 - Systems and methods for compact transmission hologram readout: A method is provided for manufacturing a holographic medium by recording holograms in transmission geometry, and applying a reflective layer to one side of the holographic recording material after recording is completed (alternatively, for example, the playback system may contain a reflective surface or mirror). For readout, the reference beam... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20070013986 - Imaging system and method: An imaging system comprises a base unit having a platen. The imaging system also comprises a lid coupled to the base unit and adapted to be disposed over the platen. The lid comprises a door openable relative to the lid to enable access to the platen therethrough.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070013987 - Supporting structure for platform in scanner: A supporting structure for a platform in a scanner is provided. The scanner has a housing and the supporting structure is located on an interior wall of the housing. The supporting structure includes a buffering component that includes a supporting surface and a stress absorbing body. The stress absorbing body... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group

20070013988 - Optical scanner, and image forming apparatus with the same: When a mirror starts to operate, the voltage applied between a fixed-electrode side pad and a mirror-electrode side pad is lowered below a predetermined voltage, so that the electrostatic attraction which works between a fixed electrode and a mirror electrode becomes smaller. Thereby, the mirror's driving force becomes smaller, and... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20070013989 - Laser scanning unit and image forming apparatus having the same: A laser scanning unit scans a light beam onto a photoconductor to form a latent image. The laser scanning unit includes a light source that generates and radiates a light. A polygon mirror deflects and scans the light emitted from the light source. A driving motor drives and rotates the... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20070013990 - Miniature motor for optical device based on electrowetting: Motor, comprising a first body (3) and second body (5), the latter being movably mounted with respect to the first body. A chamber (4), sandwiched between surfaces of said bodies, is filled with a non-polar and/or non-conductive first fluid (6) and at least one volume of a polar and/or conductive... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20070013991 - Photonic crystal semiconductor device and production method thereof: To provide a photonic crystal semiconductor device which enables various kinds of optical devices having a photonic crystal structure which is readily formed using a semiconductor and a semiconductor manufacturing process, and a manufacturing method thereof. The object can be achieved by a photonic crystal structure, including a lower DBR... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20070013992 - Ultrasonic treatment switch device and medical device switch attachment system: An ultrasonic treatment switch device includes an adapter, a switch, a switch fixing portion and an adapter fixing portion. The adapter is connected to a power source and having a handpiece fixing portion detachably attached to a handpiece having an ultrasonic transducer. The switch is connected to the power source... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20070013993 - Optical amplifying arrangement using carbon nanotubes: An optical antenna collects, modifies and emits energy at light wavelengths. Linear conductors sized to correspond to the light wavelengths are used. Nonlinear junctions of small dimension are used to rectify an alternating waveform induced upon the conductors by the lightwave electromagnetic energy. The optical antenna and junctions are effective... Agent: Donald N. Halgren

20070013994 - Optical switching arrangement using carbon nanotbes: An optical antenna collects, modifies and emits energy at light wavelengths. Linear conductors sized to correspond to the light wavelengths are used. Nonlinear junctions of small dimension are used to rectify an alternating waveform induced upon the conductors by the lightwave electromagnetic energy. The optical antenna and junctions are effective... Agent: Donald N. Halgren

20070013995 - Cavity-enhanced optical parametric amplification: A simple and low-cost apparatus amplifies short optical pulses (e.g., in the femtosecond domain) to high pulse energies using energy stored in an enhancement cavity. The enhancement cavity is first filled with pump light from a pump laser; and a signal laser then directs a signal pulse into the cavity,... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.

20070013996 - Quantum dot vertical lasing semiconductor optical amplifier: This disclosure concerns a vertical lasing semiconductor optical amplifier (VLSOA) having a quantum dot active region. In one example, a VLSOA includes a quantum dot active region comprising a semiconductor gain medium. The semiconductor gain medium defines at least a portion of an amplifying path. The VLSOA also includes a... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)

20070013997 - Day-night vision device: In a day-night vision device according to the invention, it is intended that observations made via a day or night vision channel will be observed in a common receiving channel or via an eyepiece unit as a day or night image, by forming and arranging a deflection means in such... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070013998 - Ir absorbing reflector: A IR absorbing reflector is formed with a substrate that supports a first IR absorptive multilayer part having multiple layers of partial IR absorbing thin films. The first IR (infrared) absorptive multi-layer part supports a second visible light reflecting multilayer part.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20070014000 - Automatic microscope and method for true-color image: The object in an automatic microscope and a method for true-color image reproduction in automatic microscopes is to provide a monitor image which corresponds to the optical impression of an eyepiece image with respect to color and contrast. According to the invention, the spectral distribution of a light source which... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20070014001 - Confocal microscope: A confocal microscope with improved light use efficiency is provided. Thus, the confocal microscope has a section which concentrates illumination light to a target point of a specimen and non-target points adjacent thereto for simultaneous illumination; a section which receives light entering into a light reception portion conjugated with the... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20070013999 - Multiplex near-field microscopy with diffractive elements: A near-field microscope using one or more diffractive elements placed in the near-field of an object to be imaged. A diffractive covers the entire object, thus signal may thereby be gathered from the entire object, and advantageously increase the signal-to-noise ratio of the resulting image, as well as greatly improve... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20070014002 - Microscope illumination device and adapter: The present invention is a dark field illumination system including a light source which is fixed on an entrance slit of a condenser and an objective aligned with the condenser such that the objective and the condenser are adjusted to find a focus spot on a sample. The present invention... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20070014003 - Multifunctional observation device: In an observation device according to the invention, it is possible to coordinate a multiplicity of functions with the device by using and exchanging optical modules. By means of existing optical components in the observation device, transmitted and/or received beams of the modules can be reflected in and/or reflected out.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070014004 - Front projection screens including reflective and refractive layers of differing spatial frequencies, and methods of fabricating same: Projection screens include a substrate, a reflective layer on the substrate and a refractive layer on the substrate. The reflective layer includes reflective microstructures of about 5 μm to about 500 μm in size, and arranged in a first pattern to reflect light at a first spatial frequency. The refractive... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20070014005 - Laminate screen for a display device: A rear projection display device is provided. In an embodiment, the display device includes a laminate screen including a microstructure lamina having a non-planar input surface, a substantially planar output surface and a first index of refraction. The laminate screen further may include a diffusion screen lamina having a substantially... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20070014006 - Optical material, optical device fabricated therefrom, and method for fabricating the same: In order to make a reflection coefficient in boundary surface between materials to be zero and permeate 100% of a light independent of a polarization direction, an optical device made of an optical material composed of a metamaterial prepared by arranging a plurality of at least either of electrical resonators... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070014007 - Light pipe and polarized-light source: A light pipe is obtained by laminating on one or both surfaces of a light-transmitting resin plate a polarized-light scattering plate having fine birefringent domains dispersed therein and hence showing anisotropy in scattering. The polarized-light scattering plate comprises a transparent film having fine domains dispersed therein comprising a liquid crystal... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070014008 - Birefringent beam displacer: A birefringent beam displacer assembly includes a light source that produces a polarized initial light beam having a first portion and a second portion. A halfwave plate changes a polarity of the first portion of the polarized initial light beam. A birefringent beam displacer receives, at an input side, the... Agent: Daniel J. Burnham Jenkens & Gilchrist

20070014009 - Reflective polarizer and display device having the same: A reflective polarizer suitable for use in a display device is disclosed herein. The reflective polarizer comprises: a multilayer optical film comprising alternating layers of first and second polymeric layers that reflects light of a first polarization state and transmits light of a second polarization state, wherein for normally incident... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070014010 - Lamina comprising cube corner elements and retroreflective sheeting: The present invention is directed to lamina(e) comprising cube corner elements, a tool comprising an assembly of laminae and replicas thereof. The invention further relates to retroreflective sheeting.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070014011 - Flexible cube-corner retroreflective sheeting: A retroreflective article 10 has a body portion 14 and a multitude of cube-corner elements 12 that project from a rear side 20 of the body portion 14. The body portion 14 includes a body layer 18 that contains a light-transmissible polymeric material having an elastic modulus less than 7×108... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070014012 - Lamina comprising cube corner elements and retroreflective sheeting: The present invention is directed to lamina(e) comprising cube corner elements, a tool comprising an assembly of laminae and replicas thereof. The invention further relates to retroreflective sheeting.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070014013 - Refractive index controlled diffractive optical element and its manufacturing method: A refractive index controlled diffractive optical element having a two-dimensional refractive index distribution to be written on a transparent material, wherein a first refractive index region with a refractive index n1 and width d1 is formed in a transparent material, and the ith refractive index region with a refractive index... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20070014015 - Method for correlating a structural parameter of a plurality of gratings and method for determining a structural parameter value of an unknown grating using the same: A method for correlating a structural parameter of a plurality of gratings acquires images from a plurality of gratings, which have different structural parameters. A focus metrics algorithm is then performed to find the off-focus offset of the orders of each grating from the intensity variation of these images, and... Agent: Volentine Francos, & Whitt PLLC

20070014014 - Optical device and method of manufacturing the same: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical device having high quality, excellent productivity and optical characteristics, and capable of suppressing a refractive index of a substrate surface from increasing when a dopant is thermally diffused into, or a heat treatment is performed in order to compensate... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20070014017 - Method for generating electromagnetic field distributions: This invention relates to a platform (11) and a method for generating electromagnetic field distributions. The invention relates in particular to optical sensors for measuring biological or chemical substances. The platform (11) according to the invention comprises a substrate (13), a structured layer (19) and, positioned between the substrate (13)... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20070014016 - Show-through security packaging system for digital media: A system of visual authentication of digital media. A visual means is provided at the point of purchase for a user to verify that the source of software is genuine. An authentication image is embedded into a portion of a media. The authentication image is not visible to the naked... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20070014018 - Internal components of optical device comprising hardcoat: Methods of protecting internal components of an optical device are described by providing a hardcoat surface layer on an internal component of an optical device. Also described are certain internal components having hardcoat surface layers, as well as methods of assembling internal components of an optical device.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20070014021 - Light projection device: A light projection device at least comprising a light source and a light valve consisting of an array of light processing elements, wherein a lens unit is provided in between the light source and the concerned light valve.... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20070014020 - Low birefringent light redirecting film: The invention relates to a polymeric optical film comprising a base provided with integral optical features on at least one side, wherein the features have two or more sides that form a ridge line, wherein the optical film has light leakage through crossed polarizers of less than 1.0%.... Agent: Paul A. Leipold Patent Legal Staff

20070014019 - Sharing of microlenses among pixels in image sensors: A microlens array having microlenses that correspond to more than one color filter and underlying pixel. In one particular embodiment, each microlens is formed to cover one Bayer pattern set, out of a plurality of repeated sets over an entire color filter and pixel array. A semiconductor-based imager includes a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070014022 - Lens array: An optical lens array featuring low cost and simple manufacture. The lens array has two lens sections separated by spacers, with a stop on the front surface. An optional wraparound frame protects the lens array from external light. The spacers and stop, as well as the optional frame, are made... Agent: Hdsl

20070014023 - Autostereoscopic 3-d display: A lenslet array having variously shaped and sized lenslets, where the lenslets are rotated and/or tilted, reducing gap images in an image formed by pixels/subpixels, where the pixel/subpixels have gaps between each other forming the gap images.... Agent: Mcgrath, Geissler, Olds & Richardson, PLLC

20070014024 - Imaging optical system and image taking apparatus: In the imaging optical system OS of the present invention, at least three or more prism elements (for example, prisms PR1 to PR3) have a positive power, and an emission surface of one of the prism elements and an incident surface of at least one of the residual prism elements... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20070014025 - Optical system: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to A retro focus optical system that is capable of sufficiently correcting and/or reducing various aberrations including the chromatic aberration. The optical system includes a refractive optical element including a solid material. The Abbe number νd and the partial dispersion ratio θgF of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20070014026 - Projection device: where, f1 denotes a focal length of the first projecting optical system, θ1 denotes a tilt angle of the image display surface of the image source unit with respect to the first virtual plane, H represents a length of the image source unit which corresponds to the image projected on... Agent: Pitney Hardin LLP

20070014027 - Projection device: A projection device is provided with an image source configured to emit light carrying an image having a rectangular shape, a first projecting optical system configured to form an intermediate image carried by the light emitted by the image source, the intermediate image having a trapezoidal shape due to trapezoidal... Agent: Pitney Hardin LLP

20070014028 - Reticle-masking objective with aspherical lenses: A reticle-masking (REMA) objective for imaging an object plane onto an image plane has a condenser portion, an intermediate portion, and a field lens portion. The three portions together have no more than 10 lenses with a combined total of no more than five aspheric lens surfaces. Each of the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20070014029 - Soft zoom lens system: A soft zoom lens system includes an axially expandable or shrinkable holding portion, a supporting portion, a first lens and a second lens. This holding portion has an inner space, a first end and a second end. The supporting portion is made by a soft material. The first lens is... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20070014030 - Zoom lens and imaging pickup: s

20070014031 - Variable magnification optical system: A variable magnification optical system of the present invention for forming an optical image of an object on a light-receiving surface of an image sensor with variable magnification includes: from the object side, at least a first lens unit having a positive optical power, a second lens unit having a... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20070014033 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens is provided and includes: a first lens of a positive lens; a second lens of a negative lens whose concave surface faces to an image side of the second lens; a third lens of a positive lens, whose both surfaces are aspheric, having a concave surface facing... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070014032 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens wherein the image plane movement upon lens shifting is minimized. A power variation section and a final lens group are disposed in order from an object side. The power variation section includes at least two lens groups movable in an optical axis direction to vary a lens... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20070014034 - Diffusion plate used in direct-type backlight module and method for making the same: The present invention relates to a diffusion plate used in a direct-type backlight module and a method for making the same. At least one of the surfaces of the diffusion plate has a microstructure constituted by repeated undulation that can refract and diffuse the incident light beams that enter the... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20070014035 - Compact non-imaging light collector: A nonimaging optical system for processing a first and second light distribution. The nonimaging optical system includes at least two refractive surfaces, at least one reflective surface nearer to the first light distribution along at least one ray path than the nearer of the two refracting surfaces and the reflective... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20070014036 - Retainer, exposure apparatus, and device fabrication method: A retainer for holding an optical element having three first grooves includes a first support member that supports the optical element through the first grooves, and a second support member that has three second grooves corresponding to the first grooves, and supports the first support member through the second grooves.... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20070014037 - Optical subassembly and projection objective in semiconductor lithography: An optical subassembly with an optical element, for example a mirror element (7), has an optical surface (9) and bearing points (12) arranged on the circumference. The optical element (7) is connected to a mount (13) at the bearing points (12) via connecting elements (14, 15, 16, 17, 18). Stress-decoupling... Agent: Gray Robinson, P.A.

20070014038 - Adjustment arrangement of an optical element: A arrangement serves for the adjustment of an optical element (1), in particular of a lens in an optical system, in particular in a projection lens system for semiconductor lithography. The optical element (1) is mounted in a mount (3) by means of a number of bearing feet (2) distributed... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20070014039 - Reflector module with image correction capability: A reflector module for a projection system includes a base, a reflecting component provided with a reflecting surface, an axle unit, and at least one actuator. The base has a surrounding wall with a bottom side, and a bottom wall connected to the surrounding wall for closing the bottom side... Agent: Allston L. Jones Peters, Verny, Jones & Schmitt LLP

20070014040 - Vehicle side mirror: A vehicle side mirror that can visually confirm the blind spot of the main mirror without providing a prism or a fresnel lens on the window glass is provided. The vehicle side mirror is equipped with mirror housing attached to the side of the vehicle body and main mirror attached... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze P.A.

01/11/2007 > 60 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing

20070008596 - Hologram and its holographic process: The invention relates to a security-conscious hologram which can apply a sufficient three-dimensional appearance to a reconstructed image in both its vertical and horizontal directions, and which is difficult to illegally copy and easily told from any illegal copy forged from it, and a holographic process of recording it. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070008595 - Transparent card with hologram, and apparatus or recognizing transparent card with hologram: A main object of the present invention is to provide a transparent card with a hologram having the excellent design property and a high security property. The present invention achieves the object by providing a transparent card with a hologram, characterized by comprising a configuration with a transparent card substrate... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20070008597 - Computer generated hologram optical element: A main object of the present invention is to provide a computer-generated hologram optical element with little decline of the image converting function even when a pollutant such as oil and water is adhered to the surface. To achieve the object, the present invention provides a computer-generated hologram optical element... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20070008598 - Holographic recording medium, method for adding address information to holographic recording medium, and method of addressing: Provided are a holographic recording medium, a method for adding address information to the holographic recording medium, and a method for addressing that can identify two-dimensional information pages by a simple addressing operation. In the holographic recording medium 12, two-dimensional information pages 40A, . . . each comprising multiple pixels... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20070008599 - Multifocal lens and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention discloses a multifocal lens and manufacturing method thereof. The multifocal lens according to a preferable embodiment of the present invention comprises a plurality of holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals; and a power supply unit for supplying electrical power to the holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals, wherein the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070008600 - Image forming apparatus: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus capable of keeping an oscillation angle of an oscillating mirror at a constant value based on control of a drive frequency. In this image forming apparatus, a semiconductor laser emits a light beam, and an oscillating mirror reflects the light beam emitted from the... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20070008601 - Optical scanner package: The optical scanner package having: an optical scanner device scanning an incident beam and including a scanning mirror and a comb-electrode structure operating the scanning mirror; a package container containing the optical scanner device; and a package window that is formed on the package container to hermetically seal the package... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20070008602 - Plasmon-photon coupled optical devices: The present invention is directed to optical devices. More specifically, the disclosed devices include a film defining a periodic array of surface elements so as to give rise to surface plasmon polaritons. The film also includes at least a single aperture having a diameter less than the wavelength of light.... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.

20070008603 - Electrochromic devices utilizing very low band gap conjugated counter electrodes: preparation and use: Disclosed herein are electrochromic devices using a very low band-gap conjugated polymer having a band gap (Eg) of less than or equal to about 1.5 eV, and having little or no electrochromism in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20070008605 - Hybrid process for depositing electrochromic coating: A method of producing an electrochromic device, includes the steps of: providing a first electron conducting layer on a substrate, providing a working electrode in communication with the first electron conducting layer, providing an ion conducting layer in communication with the working electrode, providing an ion storage electrode in communication... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc. Patent Department

20070008604 - Rearview mirror assemblies for a vehicle: A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle comprises an electro-optic mirror unit whose reflectivity is variable in response to an electrical voltage applied thereto. At least one light sensor is included and an electrical circuit controls operation of the mirror unit in response to the at least one light sensor.... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn And Burkhart, LLP

20070008606 - Hidden hinge mems device: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a MEMS device, including the actions of: providing a substrate having a back and front surface essentially in parallel with each other, defining in said substrate at least one hidden support by removing material from said substrate, connecting said at least... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20070008607 - Moveable micro-electromechanical device: A MEMS device is provided. The MEMS device may include a first plate and a second plate defining a cavity with the first plate. The MEMS device may also include a first transducer configured to cause a first relative movement between the first and second plates and a second transducer... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20070008608 - Optically colored body and optical structure: The present disclosure relates to an optically colored body comprising at least one micelle, wherein the micelle comprises a liquid medium and colloid microcrystals having aggregates of spherical nano-particles and a cosmetic composition comprising the optically colored body. The present disclosure also relates to an optical structure comprising at least... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20070008609 - Ultraviolet laser apparatus and exposure apparatus using same: An ultraviolet laser apparatus according to the present invention comprises a laser generating portion having a single-wavelength oscillating laser for generating laser light having a single wavelength falling within a wavelength range from an infrared band to a visible band, an optical amplifier having a fiber optical amplifier for amplifying... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20070008610 - Apparatus and method for raman gain spectral control: The invention pertains to optical fiber transmission systems, and is particularly relevant to optical transport systems employing Raman optical amplifiers. In particular the invention teaches an apparatus and method to provide initial tuning of a Raman pump module. In the present invention, improvements to Raman gain control are taught in... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20070008611 - High power fiber chirped pulse amplification system utilizing telecom-type components: An erbium fiber (or erbium-ytterbium) based chirped pulse amplification system is illustrated. The use of fiber amplifiers operating in the telecommunications window enables the implementation of telecommunications components and telecommunications compatible assembly procedures with superior mechanical stability.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070008612 - Compensation for spectral power tilt from scattering: A method and apparatus for adjusting the tilt of an inline amplifier. A controller reads the power of an amplifier twice. Then, if there is a change in power, a difference is calculated by subtracting the first power from the second power. A tilt correction is calculated by multiplying the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20070008613 - Integrated performance monitoring, performance maintenance, and failure detection for photonic regenerators: Monitoring of the input power is performed on-chip and is used to monitor and maintain performance, detect failure and trigger network protection strategies. An optical power-monitoring technique uses a photodetector monolithically integrated with the semiconductor optical amplifier—Mach-Zehnder interferometer circuit to monitor the P2R device and keep the output stable while... Agent: Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20070008614 - Dichroic mangin mirror: An optical system having at least one dichroic Mangin mirror. The optical system has a front-end optical sub-system or a light source operative to emit an optical beam. The optical beam is dispersed into at least a first color beam and a second color beam and has certain degree of... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20070008615 - Illumination apparatus for microscope and image processing apparatus using the same: An illumination apparatus for a microscope and an image processing apparatus using the illumination apparatus include a light source, a semi-transmissive mirror splitting a light beam from the light source into two beams of the first and second irradiation light, two excitation filters selecting the wavelengths of the first and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20070008616 - Interstellar light collector: Devices and methods that collect, concentrate, and disperse celestial light into spectra of different wavelengths by utilizing a large collection mirror and a means for dispersion located at a focal point.... Agent: Quarles & Brady Streich Lang, LLP

20070008617 - 2d-3d switchable autostereoscopic display apparatus: A two-dimensional/three-dimensional (2D/3D) switchable autostereoscopic display apparatus is provided, including a display panel and a lenticular unit with a two-dimensional mode and a three-dimensional mode. In the two-dimensional mode, the lenticular unit transmits a single image, and in the three-dimensional mode, the lenticular unit separates an image from the display... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070008618 - Transmission type screen: There is provided a transmission type screen having a directional light scattering lens and a fresnel lens, wherein the fresnel lens has contact portions that contact with the directional light scattering lens and non-contact portions which are provided between the contact portions, whose height is lower than that of the... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070008619 - 2d/3d switchable stereoscopic display providing image with complete parallax: A 2D/3D switchable stereoscopic display which can provide a 3D image with complete parallax using two polarization grating screens is provided. The 2D/3D switchable stereoscopic display includes a display device which an image and a parallax barrier unit including first and second polarization grating screens facing each other. The parallax... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070008620 - Switchable autostereoscopic display: A switchable autostereoscopic display which can easily switch between a two-dimensional (2D) mode and a three-dimensional (3D) mode using a transparent elastic member is provided. The switchable autostereoscopic display includes a display panel which displays an image; a lenticular lens sheet which separates the image into a left-eye image and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20070008621 - Selection of a part in image showing three dimensional object: A parts selecting apparatus includes a unit configured to extract parts included in a two-dimensional closed area from a plurality of parts constituting a three dimensional object in response to a user action specifying the two-dimensional closed area on a display screen that displays a two-dimensional image of the three-dimensional... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20070008622 - Water viewing device and method for alternating depth perspectives: The present invention is a device and method of using the device to view objects that are on or under the surface of water by alternating depth perspective views. The inventive device includes a container, and a mirror device within the container, with each side preferably having a different reflective... Agent: Christopher W. Sommer

20070008623 - Compact self-compensating beam splitter apparatus and method of using: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, an optical system includes two tilted planar elements each having two surfaces for which the sign of the slopes of at least three of the four surfaces that an incident beam encounters are the same and which, when inserted into the... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20070008624 - Optical image display system and image display unit: Optical-image display systems are disclosed having simple structure and a large exit pupil. An exemplary system includes a transmissive plate having inside an optical path of light flux from a display at each angular field of view of an image-display element. The light flux is internally reflected repeatedly in the... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20070008625 - Optical imaging system: An optical imaging system is provided comprising 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 or negative power; and a fourth lens group having a positive or negative power.... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20070008626 - Zoom lens system: An object is to provide an ultra-compact zoom lens system suitable for a video camera and a electronic still camera using a solid-state imaging device and the like with securing high optical performance. The zoom lens system includes, in order from an object along the optical axis, a first lens... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20070008627 - Method for fabricating lens unit, lens unit and imaging apparatus: The present invention provides a method for fabricating a lens unit in which an inter-barrel member can be fixed with a high degree of accuracy without enlarging the lens barrels and the accuracy of the dimension of the inter-barrel member is not required. The method comprises the steps of: disposing... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20070008628 - Five-element optical device: An optical device with five air-spaced optical elements. An optical device in the form of an eyepiece is disclosed with a center negative lens and two outer positive lenses on each side of the intermediate negative lens. The eyepiece transmits light from an object to an exit pupil along angles... Agent: George A. Herbster

20070008630 - Lens and optical pickup device: A lens is provided with a reflective annular zone face that is approximately perpendicular to the lens optical axis, and tilt of the reflective annular zone face is set to be equivalent to coma aberration resulting from the lens.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20070008629 - Optical elements: Optical elements are provided. An optical element is formed by injecting resin material into a mold through a gate in a first direction. The optical element includes a main body, a flange surrounding and connecting the main body, and a curved depression formed between the main body and the flange.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20070008631 - Digital camera module with improved image quality: A digital camera module (100) includes a lens barrel (20), a lens holder (22), an image pick-up module (26), and a protective member. The lens barrel defines a central hollow, and has at least one lens (202) received therein. The lens holder defines a central hollow. The lens barrel is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20070008632 - Disk drive device and optical disk appapatus equipped with the same: An optical disk apparatus that includes: a disk drive device having a guide shaft secured to a chassis and an optical pickup which is rotatably attached to the guide shaft and moves along the guide shaft. The optical pickup comprises a lens holder holding an objective lens for emitting a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20070008633 - Objective lens holder and pickup apparatus having same: An objective lens holder includes a body, a plurality of sideboards, and a plurality of ribs. The body defines a through hole therein for receiving an objective lens. The sideboards extend downwardly from the body round the through hole to enclose an opening that communicates with the through hole for... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20070008634 - Image system and miniature deformable mirror thereof: A miniature deformable mirror includes an upper portion, a lower portion, and a spacer. The upper portion includes a frame, an organic thin film, and a reflecting layer. The organic thin film is used as a deformed element and supported by the frame. The reflecting layer is disposed on the... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20070008635 - Teardrop shaped vehicular mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly having a housing and dome-type mirror lens. The lens has a first base footprint portion with a constant radius of curvature and a diameter, and a second base footprint portion comprised of an elliptical portion with a base major axis and a base minor axis. The... Agent: Artz & Artz, P.C.

20070008636 - Optical display device: An optical display device of the invention comprises a first concave mirror, a second concave mirror and at least one illuminant. The first concave mirror is formed as a surface of revolution about an optical axis with a first aperture formed at the optical axis. The second concave mirror is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20070008637 - Ellipsoid vehicular mirror: A mirror assembly is provided having a base member and a dome lens member. The dome lens member has a varying dome lens radius of curvature with a center surface portion having a center surface radius of curvature and a peripheral surface portion having a peripheral surface radius of curvature... Agent: Artz & Artz, P.C.

20070008638 - Examination method and examination assistant device for quartz product of semiconductor processing apparatus: An examination assistant device (3) is used for examination in which a process solution containing an etching solution is held in contact with an examination objective portion of a quartz pole member (21) of a semiconductor processing apparatus, and then the process solution is analyzed to identify a metal impurity... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

01/04/2007 > 60 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
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