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Optical: systems and elements January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080024848 - Hologram recording method and hologram recording device: There is provided a hologram recording method including: generating light of a pattern in which a plurality of unit blocks, which include at least one pixel and express luminance, are arrayed, the pattern being sectioned into a region of a signal beam and a region of a reference beam, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080024846 - Multi-layer body with micro-optical means: Described is a process for the production of a multi-layer body comprising a first layer which is formed from micro-optical structures and which at least partially covers over one or more further layers having image regions and/or effect regions which produce an optical effect, wherein the micro-optical structures are arranged... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20080024847 - Patterned optical structures with enhanced security feature: A security article is a substrate having a diffractive grating thereon, coated with a windowed high index layer and a color shifting coating visible through the window. The color shifting coating is disposed on the high index layer or on the opposite side of the substrate. Alternatively, a thin film... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20080024850 - Light scanning device and image forming device: A light scanning device includes: a housing; a light deflector provided at the housing, and rotating deflecting surfaces thereof around a rotating shaft, and deflecting light beams; plural light sources provided at the housing, and emitting the light beams in a direction that intersects the rotating shaft of the light... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20080024849 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: In an optical scanning apparatus, when it is assumed that a scanning direction of light beams defected from a deflector is a main scanning direction, and a direction orthogonal to the main scanning direction and to optical axes of both a first and a second optical systems is a sub... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080024851 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a polygon mirror, a beam detector, a correcting unit, and a controller. The polygon mirror deflects and scans a light beam in a main scanning direction on a surface of an image carrier. The beam detector detects a beam position of the deflected light beam... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080024852 - Pattern generator using a dual phase step element and method of using same: A system and method are used to pattern light using an illumination system, an array of individually controllable components, and a projection system. The illumination system supplies a beam of radiation. The array of individually controllable elements patterns the beam. The array of individually controllable elements comprises mirrors having first... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20080024853 - Light source device and projector: A light source device includes a high-pressure discharge lamp for performing electric discharge emission between a pair of electrodes, a lighting device for lighting the high-pressure discharge lamp by supplying a driving current of a predetermined frequency to the high-pressure discharge lamp, and a control device for controlling the lighting... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080024854 - Display element: The present invention provides a display element including a layered body. The layered body includes a layered portion comprising a plurality of transparent thin films with different refractive indexes, and a plurality of electrodes which are adapted to apply an electric field to each of the plurality of transparent thin... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20080024855 - Ultra-fast beam dithering with surface acoustic wave modulator: An apparatus for processing a coherent light pulse comprises a piezoelectric material having an optical interface surface and a surface acoustic wave (SAW) producing device disposed on the piezoelectric material. A coherent light pulse is dithered at a high frequency when it is reflected off of or transmitted through the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20080024856 - Control system for micromirror device: This invention provides a display system that receives an image signal containing a binary data of N bits, wherein N is a positive integer, for displaying an image with a grayscale corresponding to the binary data. The display system further includes a data converter for converting M-bit of the N... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20080024857 - Ultra-thin display system: A display system includes a transparent tapered plate comprising a first face, a second face, and a third face. The first face is substantially smaller than the second face and the third face. The display system also includes a row of tiltable mirror plates each comprising a reflective surface. Each... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080024858 - Lens with slm: Apparatus for enhancing vision of a user includes a focal modulation device (22), which is adapted to focus light from objects in a field of view of the user onto the retina while alternating between at least first and second focal states that are characterized by different, respective first and... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20080024859 - Optical amplifier: The present invention relates to an optical amplifier provided with a plurality of optically cascade-connected amplification units and also with a structure for enabling suppression of transient gain variations as a whole. Each of the plurality of amplification units in the optical amplifier has a pumping light source and an... Agent: Venable LLP

20080024860 - Device and method for wide-field and high resolution imaging of tissue: A device for wide-field and high resolution imaging of an object surface includes first and second imaging modalities, a lens associated with the second imaging modality. The first imaging modality has a high resolution imaging means with a first observation line. The second imaging modality is arranged in an image... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080024861 - Arrangement for regulating the temperature of the sample space of a microscope: The invention is directed to an arrangement for regulating the temperature of the sample space of a microscope, preferably for observing cells (live cell imaging) with an objective turret carrying objectives, a sample holder serving to receive a sample, a heating or cooling insert with an incubator hood for managing... Agent: Gerald H. Kiel, Esq. Reed Smith LLP

20080024862 - Rear projection display system: The invention provides a rear projection display system which includes a casing, a screen, a processing module, and a plurality of micro-projectors. The screen is mounted on the casing to form a space. The processing module is disposed in the space for receiving an input image. The micro-projectors are disposed... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20080024863 - Imaging device: An imaging apparatus comprising an optical member in an optical path from a lens to an imaging device, said optical member comprising a water-repellent or water/oil-repellent coating, a first antireflection coating, an infrared-cutting glass, a lowpass filter, and an infrared-cutting coating in this order from the side of said lens.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20080024864 - Signaling assembly: A signaling assembly is described and which includes a semitransparent mirror formed of a glass substrate formed of neodymium oxide doped glass and which absorbs, at least in part, a predetermined band of yellow light, and which further defines a region through which visible light may pass; and an emitter... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20080024865 - Interferometric device: s

20080024866 - Zero-order diffractive filter: The present invention relates to Zero-order Diffractive filters (ZOFs), comprising a first layer having periodic diffractive microstructures and a second layer, wherein said first layer has a refractive index higher than said second layer by at least 0.2, and nanoparticles located in at least one of said layers which affect... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20080024867 - Antireflection film, method for heating metal film, and heating apparatus: There is provided an antireflection film capable of reliably preventing light (or laser light), which is incident on a glass substrate and which reaches a metal film, from being reflected by the metal film. The antireflection film provided between a metal film having a complex refractive index represented by NM=nM−i·km... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20080024868 - Illuminating unit and imaging apparatus: There is provided a small sized imaging apparatus which can measure with high accuracy a color distribution of a surface of an object, in which a light intensity distribution on a predetermined surface in a direction substantially perpendicular to an optical axis is uniform, and a change in an amount... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080024869 - System for providing monochromatic light: An illumination system providing monochromatic light output includes at least one illumination source providing white light and a monochromatic filter, disposed between the at least one illumination source and an object to be illuminated, for converting the white light to monochromatic light of a predetermined color and/or wavelength.... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.

20080024870 - Light-redirecting film containing optical modification layer: A light redirecting film comprises a light exit surface bearing (a) optical elements and (b) an optical modification layer containing microbeads and a binder disposed over the optical elements wherein said light redirecting film has an optical gain of at least 1.20.... Agent: Andrew J. Anderson Patent Legal Staff

20080024871 - Optically multiplexed imaging systems and methods of operation: The invention describes an optical multiplexer for increasing optical data collection efficiency across at least two fields of view. The optical multiplexer includes a first optical path for operatively receiving optical data from a first field of view and at least one beam deflection system for operatively receiving optical data... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20080024872 - Microlens sheeting with floating image using a shape memory material: A sheeting includes a layer of a shape-memory polymer material having a surface of microlenses, wherein each of the microlenses is associated with one of a plurality of images within the sheeting. The layer of the shape-memory polymer material is responsive to an external stimulus; e.g., temperature, solvent, or moisture;... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080024873 - Metallic nano-optic lenses and beam shaping devices: A nano-optic device comprises a plurality of subwavelength apertures in a metal film or between metal islands. The device is adapted to shape a radiation beam transmitted there through. For example, beam shaping includes at least one of beam focusing, beam bending and beam collimating.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20080024874 - Lithographic apparatus, aberration correction device and device manufacturing method: An aberration correction device useable in lithography comprises two elements, at least one of which is relatively rotatable to the other about, for example, an optical axis. One surface of each element has an aspheric form describable by higher Zernike polynomials. When the two surfaces are rotationally aligned, the device... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080024875 - Zoom lens and projector using zoom lens: There is provided a zoom lens including, in order from a magnifying side, a first lens group having a positive or negative refractive power as a whole, a second lens group having a negative refractive power as a whole, a third lens group having a positive or negative refractive power... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080024876 - Zoom lens and projector using zoom lens: There is provided a zoom lens comprising, in order from a magnifying side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power as a whole, a second lens group having a positive or negative refractive power as a whole, a third lens group having a positive refractive power as a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080024877 - Zoom lens and projector using zoom lens: To provide a high performance compact zoom lens with a small lens aperture which projects an image from a light bulb such as a DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) in which an image is formed by changing reflecting directions of light on to a screen or the like in an enlarged... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080024878 - Zoom lens and projector using zoom lens: To provide a high performance compact zoom lens with a small lens aperture which projects an image from a light bulb such as a DMD in which an image is formed by changing reflecting directions of light on to a screen or the like in an enlarged fashion, according to... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080024879 - Lens module: A lens module including a guide rod set, a first lens barrel movably disposed on the guide rod set, at least one first lens disposed inside the first lens barrel, a first optical grating connected to the first lens barrel, a first position sensor, and a first voice coil motor... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080024880 - Compact image pickup lens: A compact image pickup lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element G1 of positive refractive power, a second lens element G2 of positive refractive power, and a third lens element G3 of negative refractive power. The first lens element has a... Agent: Madson & Austin

20080024881 - Wide converter lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with the wide converter lens: c

20080024882 - Subminiature optical system: A subminiature optical system including: a first lens that is a biconvex lens with a positive refractive power; a second lens with a negative refractive power, the second lens formed in a meniscus shape convex toward an object side; a third lens with a positive refractive power, the third lens... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080024883 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes a housing, a lens incorporated in the front of the housing and configured to constitute an imaging optical system, an image pickup device provided in the housing and configured to capture a subject image guided by the imaging optical system, a printed wiring board provided... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20080024885 - Acceleration clamp assist: Forces are minimized in an object supported relative to a surface by providing a first, preferably static force sufficient to retain the object is position when at rest, preferably through a clamping arrangement having a first actuator, measuring or predicting an acceleration and applying a second, preferably dynamic force corresponding... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.

20080024884 - Magnifier for use with consumer electronic display devices: A magnifier for attaching to devices with a display is disclosed. The magnifier can enlarge the viewing areas of various types of projection screens, and also display screens of electronic devices.... Agent: Chris Tanner

20080024886 - Lens frame structure: m

20080024887 - Optical unit and imaging device: An optical unit includes an optical member through which light from an object passes and an optical lens barrel that surrounds an outer peripheral surface of the optical member and contains the optical member therein. One of a concave portion and a convex portion is provided in a first surface... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080024888 - Lens barrel and image capturing apparatus: The present invention may provide a lens barrel which may include a guide shaft, and a movable lens frame. The barrel may be with an image capturing optical system disposed therein. The guide shaft may be disposed in the barrel and may extend parallel to the optical axis of the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20080024889 - Lens drive apparatus, lens system and lens-operation restricting apparatus: A lens drive apparatus is disclosed which is capable of optionally restricting the range of manual operations without reducing operability and usability of a lens apparatus. The apparatus includes an electric driving switch for instructing electric drive of an operation member, a clutch provided in a power transmission path from... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20080024890 - Vehicle passenger side exterior convex mirror that incorporates a calculated and calibrated actual distance visual indicator for safe adjacent lane changing: A standard automobile spherical convex mirror incorporating a clearly defined visual safe actual distance indicator for vehicles in adjacent lanes that determines safe adjacent lane changing, when used as a exterior side view mirror, on the passenger side of the automobile or the right exterior side of any motorized vehicle... Agent: Stanley Abramson

20080024891 - Twin-arm vehicle mirror system with support bracket bearings: A vehicular external rearview mirror system comprises a twin-arm assembly comprising a pair of parallel support arms connected at one end to a base attached to the vehicle and movably connected at another end to a reflective element assembly through a movable support bracket. The support bracket supports a reflective... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20080024892 - Twin-arm vehicle mirror system with support bracket bearings: A vehicular external rearview mirror system comprises a twin-arm assembly comprising a pair of parallel support arms connected at one end to a base attached to the vehicle and movably connected at another end to a reflective element assembly through a movable support bracket. The support bracket supports a reflective... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080018966 - Digital holographic microscope for 3d imaging and process using it: The present invention is related to a compact microscope able to work in digital holography for obtaining high quality 3D images of samples, including fluorescent samples and relatively thick samples such as biological samples, said microscope comprising illumination means (1,41) at least partially spatially coherent for illuminating a sample (2)... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080018967 - Hologram recording device, hologram reproducing device and hologram recording method not requiring positioning of a phase mask: A spatial light modulator spatially modulates a laser beam to provide an object beam representing information to be recorded and having a predetermined frequency component, and spatially modulates a laser beam to provide a record reference beam having a frequency component equal to the predetermined frequency component. An objective lens... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080018968 - Planar light source unit: A planar light source unit includes a light guide plate having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a peripheral edge surface extending between the peripheral edges of the upper and lower surfaces. A part of the peripheral edge surface is a light-receiving surface, and the upper surface is a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20080018969 - Optical integrated unit including hologram element and optical pickup device: An optical integrated unit includes a light-emitting portion for emitting a plurality of laser beams having different wavelengths, a wave plate, a polarization hologram element for diffracting a first laser beam emitted from a light source, and a non-polarization hologram element for diffracting a second laser beam emitted from a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080018965 - Diffractive surfaces with color shifting backgrounds: A security article includes a light transmissive substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface, with the first surface having an embossed region with an optical diffraction pattern or a holographic image pattern. A color shifting optical coating is formed on the substrate such as on the opposing... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20080018970 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a light source which emits optical beam; a light deflector which deflects the optical beam from the light source in a main scanning direction; an optical system which leads the optical beam from the light deflector to a scanned surface; and an optical sensor equipped... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20080018971 - Reflection mirror unit in image reading device and image reading device using the same: A reflection mirror unit for a document on a platen includes first and second reflection mirrors, a base frame formed of a plate member and having a sliding portion adapted to slidably engage a guide rail located in a sub-scanning direction for the document on the platen, and a mirror... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20080018972 - Image display apparatus and image display method: An image display apparatus includes a light source for emitting a plurality of light beams arranged in a direction corresponding to a sub-scanning direction, a light source driver for individually modulating intensities of the plurality of light beams; a light scanning unit for performing main scanning and sub-scanning; an image... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018973 - Polygon mirror, laser scanning unit having the same, and image forming apparatus having the same: A polygon mirror of a laser scanning unit includes reflective surfaces to reflect laser beams, and first to third dielectric layers laminated on the reflective surfaces. The second dielectric layer comprises TiO2 which can reduce a reflectivity deviation of the wavelengths of the laser beams to below 2%.... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20080018974 - Scanner: A scanner for removing a high frequency component from an external input using a mechanical structure of the scanner is provided. The scanner includes a mirror; an internal gimbal which is provided around the mirror; an external gimbal which is provided around the internal gimbal, including a driving coil; a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080018975 - Mems device with a closed cellular core sandwiched structure: A large micro-mirror, e.g. 3 mm by 4 mm, in accordance with the present invention has sufficient rigidity to ensure a low mirror curvature, e.g. a radius of curvature greater than 5 meters, and a low mass in order to ensure a high oscillation frequency, e.g. greater than 1000 Hz.... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean

20080018976 - Diaphragm device: A diaphragm device is provided and includes: a diaphragm mechanism having a diaphragm vane and a diaphragm frame receiving the diaphragm vane; a diaphragm-mechanism cover fixed to a lens barrel to which the diaphragm mechanism is attached, the diaphragm-mechanism cover clamping the diaphragm mechanism with a receiving surface of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080018977 - Controlling pockels cells: A controllable Pockels cell system has a switching unit that can apply voltage to the Pockels cell. The Pockels cell system also features a delay unit that enables setting of a precise time when voltage is applied or removed from the Pockels cell. This allows displacing in time the voltage... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080018978 - Versatile display device: There is provided a versatile display device comprising: a first electrode layer formed on a transparent substrate; an electrochromic layer formed on the first electrode layer; a second electrode layer consisting of a plurality of first conductive line groups arranged in the first direction on the electrochromic layer; a light-emitting... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20080018979 - Method of powering an electrically-controlled device with variable optical and/or energy properties: A method of supplying an electrically controllable system having variable optical/energy properties in transmission or in reflection, including at least one carrier substrate with a multilayer that allows migration of active species, including at least two active layers separated by an electrolyte, the multilayer being placed between two electrodes connected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080018980 - Electrically active element: An electrically active element with an electrically selectable layer system arranged between a front wall and a back wall being realized as an adhesive tape with a multilayer carrier, which has at least one lower, and preferably one upper, film component, each of them consisting of at least one plastic... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20080018982 - Actuator, method of producing the same, optical system, and image forming device: An actuator is disclosed that has a contacting part smaller than a processing limit of a lithography technique, and is able to reduce a contacting area or a contacting length of the contacting part during operation, reduce a sticking force induced by contact, and decrease a driving voltage of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080018983 - Color display system for reducing a false color between each color pixel: This invention provides new control schemes and system configuration to reduce the rainbow effect usually encountered in the field sequential color display systems. By controlling R, G, B color simultaneously using multiple display device systems provide higher quality color display and reducing the rainbow effect. Therefore multiple display device systems... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20080018981 - Spatial light modulator features: An enhanced spatial light modulator (ESLM) array, a microelectronics patterning system and a projection display system using such an ESLM for heat-minimization and resolution enhancement during imaging, and the method for fabricating such an ESLM array. The ESLM array includes, in each individual pixel element, a small pixel mirror (reflective... Agent: Anvik Corporation

20080018984 - Pixel based gobo record control format: A special record format used for commanding light pattern shapes and addressable light pattern shape generator. The command format includes a first part which commands a specified gobo and second parts which command the characteristics of that hobo. The gobo is formed by making a default gobo based on the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20080018985 - Hdr displays having light estimating controllers: A display has a screen which incorporates a light modulator. The screen may be a front projection screen or a rear-projection screen. The screen is illuminated with light from a light source comprising an array of controllable light-emitters. The controllable-emitters and elements of the light modulator may be controlled to... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20080018986 - High speed beam steering: The use of spatial light modulators to steer light beams is disclosed. A dual frequency liquid crystal spatial light modulator can be controlled so as to form a blazed phase grating thereon that effects desire deflection of incident light.... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid, LLP

20080018987 - Compact multicolor light beam source: A plural wavelength light beam source may include one or more integrated laser diodes and a wavelength-conversion source such as a second harmonic generation laser. According to some embodiments the one or more laser diodes may be aligned to emit light through a wavelength converter. According to some embodiments, a... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20080018988 - Light source with tailored output spectrum: A light source assembly (10) for a precision apparatus (11) includes a broadband light generator (12), an amplifier (14), and an optical filter (16). The light generator (12) generates a generator beam (22) that is directed at the amplifier (14). The amplifier (14) provides an amplified beam (24) by amplifying... Agent: The Law Office Of Steven G Roeder

20080018989 - Optical pumping device, optical amplifier, fiber laser, and multicore fiber for optical pumping device: An optical pumping device is provided in which a multi-core fiber obtained by bundling up a plurality of optical fibers, which are input ports, and a double clad fiber for optical pumping are spliced through a bridge fiber composed of a double clad fiber having a tapered shape. Accordingly, it... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080018990 - Optical amplifier pre-emphasis and equalization method and optical communications system incorporating same: The present invention provides an optical amplifier pre-emphasis and equalization method that alleviates the optical amplifier gain ripple penalty experienced in conventional optical communications systems. This method includes storing measured communications channel signal gain ripple information, acquired during factory calibration, in the internal memory of each optical amplifier module. When... Agent: Clements Walker

20080018991 - Glan-thompson type broadband polarizer device for use in the deep ultraviolet spectral range and method of its manufacture: A broadband polarizer device of a Glan-Thompson type is described, as well as a method of manufacturing such device. Such parameters as a material of the polarizer prisms, the prisms' configuration and a glue material, are selected so as to ensure total internal reflection for the broadband input light, including... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20080018992 - Lens blank and lens elements as well as method for their production: A method for manufacturing a preferably asymmetrical lens element (5a) from a tempered blank (1) is characterized by: producing the lens element (5a) from a first partial volume (1a) of the tempered blank (1), whose thickness d is less than approximately 70%, preferably less than approximately 60%, particularly preferably less... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080018993 - Self-aligning scanning probes for a scanning probe microscope: Scanning probes are provided for alternative use in a scanning probe microscope. The scanning probes have micro cantilever beams of different lengths whose one end has a scanning tip for scanning a sample and whose other end has a holding element for the non-permanent attachment of the scanning probe to... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080018994 - Cytological imaging systems and methods: The present invention relates to the analysis of specimens. Specifically, the invention relates to methods and apparatus for reviewing specimen slides, including apparatus for holding the slides. The invention also relates to an automatic focusing method for an imaging system and methods for accommodating vibration in the imaging system. In... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20080018995 - User-directed automated telescope alignment: Embodiments of the present disclosure include user-directed automated telescope alignment systems and methods. In various embodiments, the automated alignment procedure provides for user-direction in selecting astronomical alignment objects. For example, in an embodiment, after the telescope is aligned according to a first approximation alignment, the user may direct the field... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20080018996 - Polarizing filter, and method for fabricating same: A polarizing filter with a gapless polarization separating filter layer formed between a plane of incidence and a plate of transmission of the filter, the polarization separating filter layer being formed by connecting first filter layer sections alternately and crosswise with second inclined filter layer sections in an approximately zigzag... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080018997 - Polarizing element: Presented is a polarizing element that absorbs a component of a specific wavelength from electromagnetic waves passing therethrough and thus produces polarized light. The polarizing element includes a transparent substrate that has a plurality of first recesses formed in a surface of the transparent substrate. The first recesses extend parallel... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane

20080018998 - Method of manufacturing a polarizing plate, and a cutting mat used in the method: A method of manufacturing a polarizing plate in which an original polarizing plate is cut accurately, cracks are not extended easily in a section and foreign substances are not attached easily on a polarizing plate to be obtained, and a cutting mat to be used in the method are provided.... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20080018999 - Light collectors for projection systems: Disclosed herein are light collectors for use in projection applications. The light collectors gather light from surface emitting sources (e.g., LEDs) of differing color (or same color in some embodiments) using input lightpipes. A light collection system splits the light into orthogonal linear polarization states and efficiently propagates the light... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department

20080019000 - Camera lens cover device and mobile communication terminal having the same: A mobile communication terminal according to an exemplary embodiment, includes a terminal body having a camera lens hole, a lens cover member mounted at the terminal body and configured to open and close the camera lens hole, and a rotation member mounted at the terminal body and interlocking with the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080019001 - Projector optical system: m

20080019002 - Crystallization apparatus, crystallization method, and phase shifter: A crystallization apparatus includes an illumination system which applies illumination light for crystallization to a non-single-crystal semiconductor film, and a phase shifter which includes first and second regions disposed to form a straight boundary and transmitting the illumination light from the illumination system by a first phase retardation therebetween, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080019003 - Vacuum roll coated security thin film interference products with overt and/or covert patterned layers: A semitransparent OV device is formed using a partially transparent reflective layer having a thickness below the opaque point. For example, a partially transparent aluminum layer having a thickness of less than 20 nm, coated with a dielectric layer and an absorber layer, provides a color shifting optical stack that... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20080019004 - Apparatus for optical beam shaping and associated methods: This invention relates to an apparatus for optical beam shaping and diffusing, a method for making the apparatus, and a method for using the apparatus. The apparatus comprises a crystalline material object shaped to fit within an optical train and with a pattern of surface texture along an optical path.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20080019005 - Luminance-preserving, parallax-reducing diffuser: A diffuser incorporates diffuser elements (10) that each include a waveguide (12) coupled between a concentrator (14) and an inverse concentrator (16). The diffuser (44) may be disposed between a backlight (102) and a modulator (114) in a display (100). Luminance ratios of light rays emitted by a low resolution... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20080019006 - Low-glare rear-view mirror for vehicles: An improved low-glare motor-vehicle mirror is realized by providing it with a multilayer coating comprising the following layers, in the order of their deposition: a transparent metallic layer; a first dielectric layer; a second dielectric layer with a lower refractive index than that of the first dielectric layer, and a... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20080019007 - Interior rearview mirror assembly: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a reflective element and at least one attachment plate attached thereto. The attachment plate has first and second mounting members protruding therefrom. A mounting assembly is configured to mount the mirror assembly to an interior portion of the vehicle. The mounting... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20080019008 - Optical integrators for lithography systems and methods: An optical integrator having a first surface and a second surface that is used in a lithographic apparatus to modify light. The first surface is reflective, defines a volume, and is configured to be disposed in an optical illumination system along an optical axis, to surround the optical axis, and... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20080019009 - Multiple lamp illumination system with polarization recovery and integration: An illumination system is provided for combining two or more light sources. A plurality of light sources radiate random polarization light. A plurality of collecting light pipes corresponds to the plurality of light sources. Each collecting light pipe has an entrance end disposed towards the respective light source. The collecting... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20080019011 - Collimation lens group adjustment for laser system: A laser system comprising a laser assembly for generating a light beam, and collimation assembly movable axially with respect to the laser assembly and being positioned in the optical path of the light beam. The collimation assembly comprises a collimation lens group comprising a first lens component positioned within a... Agent: Jagtiani + Guttag

20080019010 - High power and high brightness diode-laser array for material processing applications: Arrangements for combination and fast-axis alignment of fast-axes of diode-laser beams are disclosed. Alignment arrangements include providing each diode-laser with a corresponding alignable fast-axis collimating lens, providing individually alignable mirrors for steering an re-orienting beams from each diode-laser, and providing single diode-laser slab-modules in which the diode-laser beams can be... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20080019012 - Molded lens: r

20080019013 - Lens made of a crystalline material: As a preliminary stage in manufacturing a lens or lens part for an objective, in particular a projection objective for a microlithography projection system, an optical blank is made from a crystal material. As a first step in manufacturing the optical blank, one determines the orientation of a first crystallographic... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20080019014 - Image reading lens, image optical system and image reader:

20080019015 - Variable focus microlens: A microlens chip comprises a variable focus fluidic microlens and actuator. The actuator varies the pressure in a fluidic channel in the microlens chip which is coupled to an aperture opening containing the microlens. Applying an electric field to the actuator creates changes in fluid pressure in the fluidic channel,... Agent: HorizonIPPte Ltd

20080019016 - Lens, method of manufacturing the lens, and camera having the lens: A lens having a supercritical fluid is disclosed. The lens includes a package storing a supercritical fluid and a density changing element for changing the density of the fluid.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080019017 - Zoom lens, camera apparatus and portable information terminal apparatus: A zoom lens having five lens groups arranged in succession. The zoom lens is configured such that when zooming from a short focal length end toward a long focal length end, the second lens group lens moves toward the third lens group and the fourth lens group moves toward a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080019018 - Zoom lens system, imaging apparatus, method for vibration reduction, and method for varying focal length: Providing a zoom lens system with a vibration reduction function, a high zoom ratio, and a wide angle of view, an imaging apparatus, a method for vibration reduction, and a method for varying a focal length. The system includes, in order from an object, a first lens group having positive... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20080019019 - Zoom lens and projector unit: To provide a compact, high-performance zoom lens having a small lens aperture for enlarging an image from a light bulb such as a DMD for forming an image by changing a reflecting direction of light and projecting the image so enlarged on to a screen or the like, and the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080019020 - Zoom lens and projector unit: To provide a compact, high-performance zoom lens having a small lens aperture for enlarging an image from a light bulb such as a DMD for forming an image by changing a reflecting direction of light and projecting the image so enlarged on to a screen or the like, and a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080019021 - Zoom lens and projector unit: To provide a compact, high-performance zoom lens having a small lens aperture for enlarging an image from a light bulb such as a DMD for forming an image by changing a reflecting direction of light and projecting the image so enlarged on to a screen or the like, and the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20080019022 - Compact fast catadioptric imager: A compact, optically fast catadioptric imager. In one embodiment, the catadioptric imager of this invention includes a first group of optical elements optically disposed to receive electromagnetic radiation from an object and having positive optical power, a second group of optical elements, optically disposed between the first group of optical... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20080019023 - Three-piece lens assembly: A three-piece lens assembly comprises: a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group and an aperture. The first lens group is a positive meniscus lens with a convex surface facing the object side and with another surface facing an aperture. The second lens group is a... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20080019024 - Multi-focus magnifying glass: A multi-focus magnifying glass is disclosed. The multi-focus magnifying glass includes a base plate placed on a supporting surface, a support fixed to the base plate and extended upward, and a lens connected to the end of the support and having a diopter gradually increased from a side thereof to... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080019025 - Objective lens drive: An objective lens drive is provided which is capable of reducing a primary resonance frequency in the tracking direction while suppressing lowering of a buckling resonance frequency in the focus direction. In this objective lens drive: an objective lens secured to an objective lens holder is displaced relatively to a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20080019026 - Lens module with shielding layer: A lens module (200) includes a barrel (20), a lens (30) and a shielding layer (51). The barrel includes a screening end (21) and a mounting end (22) positioned opposite to the screening end, and defines an aperture (23) in the screening end. A diameter of the aperture reduces in... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp

20080019027 - Projection lens: A projection lens including a front sleeve, a rear sleeve, a main sleeve, a driving ring, sliding components and lenses is provided. The main sleeve covers the front sleeve and the rear sleeve. The driving ring covers the front sleeve and the main sleeve. The sliding component is assembled to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080019028 - Impact-resistant barrel assembly for a lens device: A barrel assembly for a lens device includes a stationary barrel, first and second barrel components, and a coupling pin. The stationary barrel surrounds an axis and has a first surface, and a second surface opposite to the first surface, and a guide slot formed through the first and second... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20080019029 - Visual effect apparatus for displaying interlaced images using block out grids: A container for producing a graphical image. The container includes a container wall with front and rear portions. A label is included that extends about the circumference of the container with an inner surface contacting an exterior surface of the rear portion of the container wall and contacting an exterior... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080013138 - Hologram recording material, hologram recording medium and hologram recording method: A hologram recording material is used for recording information by at least irradiation with light. The hologram recording material includes photoresponsive molecules, liquid crystal molecules, and particles having an average particle diameter of one tenth or less of a wavelength of light used in the information recording.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080013139 - Method of displaying object image: The present invention relates to a method of displaying an object, in which the object is formed by displaying a two-dimensional object image on a plurality of displaying surfaces which are respectively disposed at different positions having different depths from each other. The luminance of the two-dimensional image displayed on... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080013140 - Micro-oscillating member, light-deflector, and image-forming apparatus: The present invention provides a resonance type micro-oscillating member capable of retraining a fluctuation of angular velocity, and specifically provides a micro-oscillating member, which is a nested micro-oscillating member, wherein there exist a reference oscillation mode which is the characteristic oscillation mode of a reference frequency, and an even numbered... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080013141 - Imaging optical system and image reading apparatus using the same: Obtained are an imaging optical system having a simple structure in which imaging position deviation due to deformation caused by a weight of an off-axial optical element is reduced and an image reading apparatus using the same. According to an imaging optical system for image reading, image information on an... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20080013142 - Image forming apparatus having deformation limiting area: An image forming apparatus includes a laser scanning unit having at least two coupling parts, and a main body frame having a main body coupling part corresponding to each of the coupling parts, at least one of the coupling parts and the main body coupling part having a deformation limiting... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP

20080013143 - Optical switch controller and movable body controller: In an optical switch controller, in order that residual vibration at movement control of a movable body such as a tilt mirror can be reduced and controlled with high accuracy, a processing unit outputs a driving signal for controlling the angle of the tilt mirror, the driving signal is D/A... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080013144 - Microelectromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device includes a first reflective layer, a movable element, and an actuation electrode. The movable element is over the first reflective layer. The movable element includes a deformable layer and a reflective element. The actuation electrode is between the deformable layer and the reflective element.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20080013145 - Microelectromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device includes a substrate, a movable element over the substrate, and an actuation electrode above the movable element. The movable element includes a deformable layer and a reflective element. The deformable layer is spaced from the reflective element.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20080013146 - Prevention of charge accumulation in micromirror devices through bias inversion: Methods and apparatus are provided for preventing charge accumulation in microelectromechanical systems, especially in micromirror array devices having a plurality of micromirrors. Voltages are applied to the micromirrors for actuating the micromirrors. Polarities of the voltage differences between mirror plates and electrodes are inverted so as to prevent charge accumulation.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20080013147 - High contrast spatial light modulator: A high contrast spatial light modulator for display and printing is fabricated by coupling a high active reflection area fill-ratio and non-diffractive micro mirror array with a high electrostatic efficiency and low surface adhesion control substrate.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080013148 - Optical connection component which has a shutter member and which can be reduced in size: In an optical connection component for use in connecting a connection object having a key formed on one side surface thereof, a housing for fitting over the connection object is formed around an optical axis. A shutter member is coupled to the housing and includes a light shielding portion which... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.

20080013149 - Quick-change shutter assembly: A shutter assembly for an optical system includes a shutter housing that maintains optical alignments with adjoining parts of the optical system and a shutter mechanism that can be removed and replaced within the shutter housing without disturbing the optical alignments between the shutter housing and the adjoining parts of... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter, Secrest & Emery LLP

20080013150 - Optical domain frequency down-conversion of microwave signals: A linear phase demodulator/down-converter comprises an optical amplitude modulator for modulating the amplitude of an optical input signal, a photo-detector, a loop filter and an optical phase modulator provided with a light source. The optical phase modulator/down-converter provides optical down conversion, optical up conversion, or a combination thereof. The photo-detector... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20080013151 - Optical modulation amplitude compensation: The power control system utilizing a normal average power control loop to control average power and modulation level of an optic signal generated by an optic signal generator. The target average power is adjusted by a small percentage, and the corresponding change in bias current needed to adjust the average... Agent: Weide & Miller - Mindspeed

20080013152 - Multicolor display element: Multicolor display elements are disclosed that are adapted to full color electric papers, which comprises a display electrode, counter electrode, electrolyte, and display layer, wherein the counter electrode is disposed oppositely to the display electrode, the electrolyte is filled into a space provided between the display electrode and the counter... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080013153 - Mirror reflective element assembly: A reflective element assembly includes a transparent substrate having forward and rearward surfaces. A transflective reflector is disposed at a surface of the substrate and the transflective reflector includes at least one thin film layer. A display element is disposed behind the substrate and is operable to emit display information... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20080013154 - System and method for multi-level brightness in interferometric modulation: A display having a plurality of reflective display elements. In one embodiment, the display elements comprise at least one electrode having a plurality of active areas. In one embodiment, at least two of the sizes of the active areas are different with respect to each other, e.g., they are non-uniform... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20080013155 - Electrophoretic medium and display with improved image stability: An electrophoretic medium comprises a fluid and a plurality of electrically charged particles disposed in the fluid and capable of moving therethrough on application of an electrical field to the medium. Each of the charged particles has a polymer coating comprising a first group. A polymer is dispersed in the... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20080013156 - Particles for use in electrophoretic displays: A particle for use in an electrophoretic display comprises a light-scattering inorganic core and a light-transmissive colored shell of an organic pigment. The core may be titania and the shell may be formed of particles having an average particle size less than 700 nm. The particles are produced by treating... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20080013157 - Spatial light modulator featured with an anti-reflective structure: A spatial light modulator supported on a device substrate includes a plurality of light modulation elements to modulate a light emitted from a light source. The spatial light modulator and the device substrate further comprises a cyclic structure on a surface of the spatial light modulator and/or the device substrate... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20080013158 - Perspective switching optical device for 3d semiconductor inspection: An optical system for camera-based 3D inspection of semiconductor devices that provides two different perspectives of a device by switching the color of the light source is disclosed. The system presents a camera with a first view when one color of light is on, and a different perspective view when... Agent: Mark Shires C/o International Product Tech.

20080013160 - Color-neutral reflective control switchable thin film material: The present invention provides a reflective control switchable thin film material that can become completely colorless when transparent, and the present invention relates to a reflective control switchable thin film material composed of a multilayer thin film in which a magnesium-titanium alloy thin film is used, and to reflective light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080013159 - Low cost vertical fabry-perot polymer/sol-gel electro-optic modulators: An optical device including: a first transparent substrate; a first electrode disposed on the first transparent substrate; a first mirror disposed on the first electrode; a high electro-optic coefficient polymer or sol-gel material disposed on the first mirror; a second mirror disposed on the high electro-optic coefficient polymer or sol-gel... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080013162 - Method for measuring nonlinear optical properties, and optical amplifier and optical transmission system using same: In an optical amplifier of the present invention, an input light is supplied to one end of an optical fiber connected to an output port, and the power of a light In an opposite direction which is input to the output port from the one end of the optical fiber,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080013161 - Raman amplifier and optical communication system: A Raman amplifier includes a pumping light source, an optical coupler, and a Raman amplifier medium. The pumping light source outputs a pumping light that is intensity-modulated with a frequency equal to or higher than 100 megahertz. The optical coupler couples the pumping light with a carrier light. The Raman... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080013163 - Light source with precisely controlled wavelength-converted average power: Control of average wavelength-converted power and/or wavelength converted pulse energy is described. One or more seed pulses may be generated and amplified with an optical amplifier to produce one or more amplified pulses. The amplified pulses may be wavelength converted to produce one or more wavelength converted pulses characterized by... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20080013164 - Amplifying optical electromagnetic wave concentrator: An amplifying optical electromagnetic wave concentrator includes an amplification focusing device and a receiver. The amplification focusing device focuses an incident optical electromagnetic wave on the receiver. The amplification focusing device is doped with active components and is subjected to an excitation wave that causes the active components to pass... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20080013165 - Deep uv telecentric imaging system with axisymmetric birefringent element and polar-orthogonal polarization: Axisymmetric birefringent materials are incorporated into a deep UV imaging system by exploiting axial symmetries. A polar orthogonal polarization pattern is relayed conjugate to a pupil of a telecentric imaging system to avoid birefringence of axisymmetric birefringent optics located in telecentric object or image space.... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20080013166 - Microscopy system, microscopy method, and a method of treating an aneurysm: A microscopy system and a microscopy method are provided for observing a fluorescent substance accumulated in a tissue. The microscopy system comprises a filter allowing to observe the tissue at a same time both with visible light and with fluorescent light. It is possible to observe a series of previously... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20080013167 - Lateral flow quantitative assay method and strip and laser-induced fluorescence detection device therefor: Disclosed is a lateral flow quantitative assay method which can measure one or more analyte species at the same time, with high sensitivity. Also, the present invention relates to a strip which can measure one or more analyte species at the same time, with high sensitivity and a package in... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20080013168 - Cytological imaging systems and methods: The present invention relates to the analysis of specimens. Specifically, the invention relates to methods and apparatus for reviewing specimen slides, including apparatus for holding the slides. The invention also relates to an automatic focusing method for an imaging system and methods for accommodating vibration in the imaging system. In... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20080013169 - Illumination system for a microscope: An automatic microscope apparatus intended to be used in the phase contrast imaging of living cells. The apparatus includes a sample plate station in which a sample plate containing a sample to be examined can be fitted, as well as a microscope. The microscope includes an optical element, an imager... Agent: Venable LLP

20080013170 - Laser irradiation apparatus and laser irradiation method: The present invention provides a laser irradiation apparatus and a laser irradiation method which can reduce displacement of entrance point of laser light into a diffractive optical element, when laser light enters the diffractive optical element through a beam expander optical system. When the scale of laser light emitted from... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20080013171 - Fresnel lens sheet, rear projection type screen and rear projection type image display unit: [MEANS OF SOLVING PROBLEMS] A Fresnel lens sheet which comprises a prism row that is provided on the incident-side surface of the Fresnel lens sheet to deflect an incident light toward an exit side, at least part of the prism row having an incident surface for refracting an incident light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080013173 - Method of manufacturing a polarizing plate protective film, polarizing plate protective film, polarizing plate, and liquid crystal display device: A polarizing plate protective film manufacturing method, comprises: preparing a mixture containing a cellulose ester, a triazine ring compound, a phenol compound and a compound represented by Formula (L); heating and melting the mixture; and casting the melted mixture to form a film.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20080013172 - Method for producing light-scattering film, polarizer comprising light-scattering film, and liquid-crystal display device comprising polarizer: A method for producing a light-scattering film that comprises a light-scattering layer on a transparent support, comprising: 1) a step of preparing a coating composition for the light-scattering layer, which comprises: translucent particles; a translucent resin that comprises a translucent polymer having a molecular weight of 1000 or more in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080013174 - Optical devices using reflecting polarizing materials: Optical devices using reflective polarizers and, in particular, diffusely reflective polarizers are provided. Many of the optical devices utilize the diffusely reflecting and specularly transmitting properties of diffusely reflecting polarizers to enhance their optical characteristics. The optical devices include a lighting system which uses a reflector formed from a diffusely... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20080013175 - Optical adapter system and method: System and method for modifying an optical assembly with another image modifying device by using an adapter assembly to connect or couple three image modifying devices together. The adapter assembly includes two adapters that have collars to hold a night vision monocular between them, and to each connect with a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080013176 - Method for designing gratings: A method for designing a grating comprises steps of (a1) generating a first diffraction spectrum based on calculation values of a plurality of structural parameters, (a2) calculating a first difference value between the first diffraction spectrum and a first nominal spectrum, (a3) setting a default difference value with the first... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20080013178 - Dielectric multilayer filter: A dielectric multilayer film 30 is formed on a front surface of a transparent substrate 28 to form a dielectric multilayer filter 26. The dielectric multilayer film 30 is composed of films 34 of a intermediate-refractive-index material and films 36 of a high-refractive-index material alternately stacked one on another. The... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20080013177 - Reflection preventing layered product and optical member: A reflection preventing layered product is provided by laminating a high refractive index layer and a low refractive index layer, which has a refractive index lower than that of the high refractive index layer, in that order on a transparent plastic film, directly or through another layer. The low refractive... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080013179 - Multi-layer film and image display device: A first layer containing a binder and fine particles having any one of tin oxide, indium oxide, zirconium oxide, and titanium oxide as a main component is formed at least on one surface of a base material formed of polyester in this order from a side of the base material.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080013180 - Directional diffuser: A diffuser is disclosed which transmits or reflects incident light into a specific range of angles. In a preferred embodiment, this light is uniformly scattered throughout a cone of angles. The diffuser consists of two parts. The first part diffracts or reflects light into a specific offset angle. The second... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.C.

20080013181 - Exterior mirror or rear-view mirror for a motor vehicle: A mirror system includes a highly reflective coating which transmits some light, and a second coating applied on the highly reflective coating, wherein the second coating is subdivided into segments having a transmissivity that can be varied individually by electronic signals. A camera situated behind the highly reflective coating generates... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane

20080013182 - Two-stage laser-beam homogenizer: Apparatus for a mask-projection laser system with a laser beam includes a homogenizer having entrance and exit arrays of cylindrical lenses spaced apart in the direction of propagation of the laser beam. A pre-homogenizer is arranged to pre-homogenize the beam such that entrance pupil of the projection lens is about... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20080013183 - Optical apparatus using a lens array: In an optical apparatus according to the present invention, the lens thicknesses and curvature radiuses of respective first lenses are optimized so that beam waist positions of optical beams emitted from the respective first lenses of a lens array are independently changed according to aberration of a second lens, and... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20080013184 - Head's up display ambiguity eliminator: A display device and method (300) includes a processor (718) and a head's up display (HUD) (112) that provides direction or exit route indicators to a user's peripheral line of vision in the form of a plurality of light sources (41 or 722) such as LEDs along a scan line... Agent: Motorola, Inc Intellectual Property Section

20080013185 - Method of combining images in a wearable display system: A wearable display system, such as a Head Mounted Display, having a display engine producing light, preferably linearly polarized light, which defines a synthetic image that is relayed to a wire grid polarizing combiner which overlays the synthetic image onto a real image of an object of the outside world,... Agent: Bryan H. Opalko, Esquire Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20080013186 - Zoom lens and image projection apparatus having the same: A zoom lens of the invention has three lens groups. In the zoom lens, magnification change is performed by moving only one lens group among the three lens groups, and focus adjustments is performed by moving one of a first lens group and a second lens group counted from an... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20080013187 - Liquid lens interconnection: The invention concerns a lens housing comprising a wall comprising: a contact surface arranged for contact with a support (203) a first region for receiving an electrowetting optical device (204) comprising a cavity containing first and second liquids, the curvature of an interface between said first and second liquids being... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20080013188 - Flexible positioner and ophthalmic microscope incorporating the same: In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a microscope is provided comprising a microscope assembly and a lens positioner. The lens positioner comprises a tension control assembly, an adjustable lens extension assembly, and a tensile cord coupling the tension control assembly to the adjustable lens extension assembly. The... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20080013189 - Optical zoom lens module and electronic device: An optical zoom lens module including a base, a first lens holder, a first tracking controller, a first lens, a second lens holder, a second tracking controller, and a second lens is provided. The base has a main shaft, a secondary shaft, and an opening. The first and second lens... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080013190 - Structure of cam barrel for zoom lens: A high-precision cam barrel for a zoom lens without a slide mold and a method of manufacturing the cam barrel through a simple mold are provided. The cam barrel for a zoom lens includes one or more lens groups, a cam barrel having one or more cam slots to guide... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20080013191 - Optical system: The invention concerns an optical system which is adapted to take full-360° angle-of-view images from the surrounding scene or project images on the full-360° angles of view, and which has compact size, reduced flare light and high resolving power. The optical system comprises a front unit 10 having two reflective... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080013192 - Projection objective with fixed focal length for digital projection: A projection objective having a fixed focal length for digital projection includes the following arrangement of the lenses in the sequence from the image (enlargement side) to the object (reduction and illumination side): a first, negative lens, a second, negative lens, a third lens, a fourth, positive lens, a fifth... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20080013193 - Projection objective with fixed focal length formed of several optical subassemblies for digital projection: The invention relates to a projection objective with fixed focal length for digital projection, characterized by the following features: a first optical subassembly of several lenses seated in a first objective housing; a second optical subassembly of several lenses seated in a second objective housing; and a third objective housing... Agent: Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, LLP

20080013194 - Lens support system: A lens support system for stabilizing and securing a large camera lens when it is attached to a camera is disclosed. The lens support system consists of a lens cradle that is attached to the tripod mount of a large camera lens, and a neck strap attached to the lens... Agent: Michael Coblenz

20080013195 - Temperable lens, especially for microscopes: The invention is directed to a temperature-controllable objective, particularly for microscopes and other optical equipment, which comprises a main barrel as the main component part of the objective. The main barrel contains at least one correction mount, cylinder sleeves, mounting rings, carrier rings and/or adjusting rings, and imaging optical elements.... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20080013196 - Auto-focus lens module: An auto-focus lens module that uses electromagnetic force as well as spring force as driving force to control movement of the lens for auto-focusing consists of a rectangular base, two copper plates, an insulation spacer, four magnets, a lens holder, a lens, a coil, a spring, and a rectangular top... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20080013197 - Variably mountable multiple colored safety and novelty reflector and method for making same: A reflector (10) includes a frame (20) and reflector pieces (40, 50). The frame (20) is made of a light-opaque material and the reflector pieces (40, 50) are made of semi-light-transparent materials, preferably color tinted. The frame (20) includes frame portions (22, 24, 26, 28) that are, in cross-section, L-shaped... Agent: Joseph S. Heino, Esq. Davis & Kuelthau, S.c.

01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080007809 - Auto-stereoscopic diffraction optics imaging system providing multiple viewing pupil pairs: An autostereoscopic imaging system is disclosed that provides for a three dimensional display of an image to multiple observers simultaneously from a single pair of stereoscopic projectors. The system provides for high quality immersive imagery using a holographic diffractive optical element that is made and configured to contain multiple holograms... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20080007808 - Hologram recording and reproducing method, device and system: A hologram device includes: a support section that keeps hold of, to be able to be attachable and removable, a hologram record carrier including a hologram recording layer stored therein with an optical interference pattern of a coherent signal light and a coherent reference light as a diffraction grating; a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007810 - Optical scanning module of a scanner: An optical scanning module includes a housing, four reflectors and a lens module. The housing has a right section and a left section. The four reflectors are positioned at the right section of the housing. The lens module is positioned at the left section. The arrangement of the lens module... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20080007811 - Scanning apparatus and method: A scanning apparatus and a scanning method are provided. The scanning apparatus includes: a mirror unit for reflecting an incident light while rotating around a first direction of the scanning apparatus, as well as around a second direction of the scanning apparatus, and a driving unit for driving the mirror... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007812 - Optical unit for use in image forming apparatus: By using an embodiment of the invention, an image forming apparatus capable of controlling an influence on an image due to machining traces that are left, in manufacturing a molding die used for molding lenses, even by cutting and grinding of the molding die.... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20080007813 - Multi-conjugate liquid crystal tunable filter: A hyper-spectral imaging filter has serial stages along an optical signal path with angularly distributed birefringent retarders and polarizers forming interference filters. The retarders can include tunable birefringent elements such as liquid crystals controlled in unison, fixed retarders and/or combined tunable and fixed birefringences. Distinctly different periodic transmission spectra are... Agent: Duane Morris LLPIPDepartment

20080007814 - Mems structure and method of fabricating the same: A MEMS structure includes an element substrate, an electrode pad formed on the element substrate, a MEMS activated element formed on the element substrate, and having an electrode-connecting layer, and a connecting line to electrically connect the electrode pad and the electrode-connecting layer.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007816 - Electrophoretic device, driving method thereof, and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic device, a driving method thereof, and an electronic apparatus including the same are provided. The electrophoretic device includes a switching element; a latch circuit having an input terminal connected to an output terminal of the switching element; and an electrophoretic element that contains an electrophoretic material between its... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080007815 - Electrophoretic display and process for its manufacture: This invention relates to an electrophoretic display comprising a plurality of cells, each of said cells comprises: a) partition walls; b) an electrophoretic fluid filled therein; c) a polymeric sealing layer to enclose the electrophoretic fluid within the cell; and d) an interface between the electrophoretic fluid and the sealing... Agent: Howrey LLP

20080007817 - Bremsstrahlung laser (\"blaser\"): A light generating system that comprises a narrow evacuated slot defined between at least two high index contrast waveguide elements. The apparatus can be fabricated using a material such as a SOI wafer having an oxide layer thickness of the order of 1 micron and a top silicon layer thickness... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP

20080007818 - Optical surge suppresive type optical amplifier: According to an optical surge suppressive type optical amplifier in the present invention, for a WDM optical amplifier having a multi-stages amplification configuration in which a plurality of optical amplifying means is connected in series, an optical amplifying medium capable of causing a homogeneous up-conversion (HUC) phenomenon is applied to... Agent: Bingham Mccutchen LLP

20080007819 - Fast dynamic gain control in an optical fiber amplifier: The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for controlling a gain of an optical fiber amplifier. Gain circuitry operates in an opened loop configuration and uses a predetermined function relating a power variation of at least one wavelength region with a pump power adjustment for at least one optical pump.... Agent: At&t Corp.

20080007821 - Image acquisition apparatus for use with a microscope, an image recording system that uses the image acquisition apparatus, and an image storage method: An image acquisition apparatus is disclosed that includes: an image pickup element that acquires images obtained using a microscope; a change detector that detects the amount of change between an image acquired by the image pickup element and a subsequent image acquired by the image pickup element; and a data-reduction... Agent: Arnold International

20080007820 - Laser scanning microscope with high-speed data processing: Specimen laser-scanning microscope with rasterizing illumination and detector resources (resources), which rasterizes and scan detects a specimen. A real-time control device (device) performs synchronous reading-out with the rasterizing pixel cycle. A data port serially communicates with the device using a bidirectional high-speed data stream and with the resources via a... Agent: Law Offices Jacobson Holman

20080007822 - High-na projection objective: A catadioptric projection objective for imaging a pattern provided in an object surface onto an image surface of the projection objective has an object-side imaging subsystem for creating a final intermediate image closest to the image surface from radiation coming from the object surface and an image-side imaging subsystem for... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007823 - Microscope and interferometer thereof: An interferometer comprises a light source unit, a first splitter, a reference beam unit and a detection unit. The light source unit provides a laser beam. The first splitter receives the laser beam from the light source unit and splits the laser beam into a first beam and a second... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20080007824 - Orientation independent differential interference contrast microscopy technique and device: A method for performing differential interference contrast microscopy on a specimen includes collecting at least two images with illumination respectively having first and second beam-shear directions relative to a rotational orientation of the specimen, determining data associated with an intensity distribution of each of the collected images, and calculating values... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20080007825 - Epi illumination optical system for microscopes: The invention related to an epi illumination optical system for microscopes wherein both a simple yet bright Köhler illumination system and a collective lens array using a collective lens less susceptible of illumination fluctuations are easily interchangeable in simple constructions. The invention provides an epi illumination optical system for microscopes,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080007826 - Modular night vision assemblies: A modular night vision assembly comprising a first night vision monocular, a power assembly and a connection assembly. The monocular includes a first monocular housing enclosing a first optic assembly and a first associated electrical assembly. A first contact interface is defined along the exterior of the first monocular housing... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20080007827 - Screen, projector, and image display device: A screen includes; a plurality of layers including a diffusion layer that diffuses incident tight; an elastic member that movably supports the diffusion layer with respect to an arbitrary holding part; and a driving unit that moves the diffusion layer in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of light... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20080007829 - Method of producing polarizing plate, polarizing plate, optical film, and image display therewith: A method of producing a polarizing plate of the present invention comprises the steps of: bonding a protective film to at least one side of a polarizing film that is produced through at least uniaxial stretching and has an absorption axis in the uniaxial stretching direction, and removing by cutting... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080007828 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate and image display: A polarizer protective film of the present invention comprises a thermoplastic resin layer having a moisture permeability of 100 g/m2/24 hours or less; and a resin layer that contains a nylon resin and is laminated on the thermoplastic resin layer. The polarizer protective film can have good adhesion to a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20080007830 - Glass photonic crystal band-gap devices with polarizing properties: The invention is directed to polarizing devices that can be scaled to polarize electromagnetic radiation having wavelengths in ultraviolet to microwave range; and more particularly to devices suitable for use at visible and IR wavelengths. The device has a length, a width and a thickness, and a patterned system of... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20080007831 - Optical element: An optical element according to the present invention is an optical element including: a first light transmitting layer having a first sawtooth blazed surface 10, the first light transmitting layer including a plurality of first light-transmitting slopes 12 defining a first blaze angle α; and a second light transmitting layer... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (mei) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080007832 - Wavelength filter: A wavelength filter, which has a simple structure with a small number of types of thin films and a small number of laminations, is produced by a simple process, has few variations of performance and has a broad wavelength band, is provided. The wavelength filter is composed of a grating... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20080007833 - Configurable diffractive optical element: This invention relates to a configurable diffractive optical element comprising an array of diffractive sub-elements having a reflective surface, wherein each sub-element has a controllable position with a chosen range, and in which a number of sub-elements are provided with a reflective grating with a number of chosen spectral characteristics.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20080007834 - Optical device, two-plate unit, imaging instrument, and endoscope equipped with optical device: An optical device includes a first optical member and a second optical member formed of a medium having a refractive index greater than 1, and a multiple layer film section. The multiple layer film section has a structure in which at least two types of thin film layers namely a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080007835 - Display panel: A film adhered on a display panel includes a black layer for preventing an external light from entering into the display panel, and a reflective layer for preventing light emitted from the display panel from being absorbed in the black layer. The film minimizes the influence of an external light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007836 - Microlens module on optoelectronic device and method for fabricating the same: A microlens module applicable in an optoelectronic device and a method for fabricating the microlens module are proposed, by which an array of microlenses can be fabricated on an optoelectronic device. The present invention is characterized that a self-assembling monolayer is imprinted onto a substrate using an imprinting technique, so... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080007837 - Method for manufacturing a tree-dimensional puzzle: A three-dimensional puzzle including a lenticular lens layer having a lens surface and a flat surface. A four color ink is applied to the flat surface and a layer of opaque ink is applied to the four color ink. A white paper backing is adhered to the layer of opaque... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20080007838 - Field-of-view indicator, and optical system and associated method employing the same: A field-of-view indicator for use with a viewing device provides a user of the viewing device with a visible indication of a status or event. The viewing device is used by a user to view an image of a scene. An indicator mechanism is operable to display an indication to... Agent: Docket Clerk

20080007839 - Novel microlens structure for cis sensitivity improvement: A method of manufacturing a microlens device by depositing a microlens material layer over a substrate that includes photo-sensors. The microlens material layer is then exposed and developed to define microlens material elements, including first microlens material elements and second microlens material elements. Each second microlens material element is substantially... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20080007840 - Optical apparatus and methods for chemical analysis: In one aspect, the invention relates to an optical apparatus for producing light of a predetermined intensity from light sources of less than the predetermined intensity. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a first light source; a second light source; a double dove anti-Gaussian generator in optical communication with the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20080007841 - Lens unit and image pickup apparatus: A lens unit according to the present invention is capable of varying power for forming an image onto an image pickup element. The lens unit includes: a plurality of lens groups, a diaphragm, and a shutter. In the plurality of lens groups, a distance between a k-th lens group counting... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20080007842 - Image taking apparatus: An image taking apparatus is provided with a lens driving unit that includes a magnetic shaft in which the S pole and the N pole are alternately aligned in a longitudinal direction of the shaft. The lens driving unit also includes a first lens holding frame that holds a first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080007843 - Adjustment mechanism: An adjustment mechanism to adjust a telescope sighting system comprises an adjusting muff rotatably supported on a connector part to drive the adjustment mechanism. The connector part is designed to transmit the motion of the adjusting muff to its connected components in order to adjust them. A first interlocking component... Agent: Clark & Brody

20080007844 - Sensor for use in a lithographic apparatus: A sensor for use at substrate level in a high numerical aperature lithographic apparatus, the sensor having a transparent plate that covers a sensing element and includes elements that improve coupling of radiation into the sensing element. The elements include Fresnel lenses, holographic optical elements, inverted Winston Cones, spherical lenses... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080007845 - Focusing-free microlens assembly and the method of making the same: A focusing-free microlens assembly includes a holder and a plurality of optical lenses mounted on the holder. Each of the holder and the optical lenses has a tolerance, and a combinative tolerance of the tolerances of the holder and the optical lenses is less than a depth of focus.... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell

20080007846 - Lens module: A lens module including a base, a sleeve, a lens, a magnetic permeable column, a coil supporter, a coil, and a magnet set is provided. A bottom of the base has a plurality of bumps. The sleeve is rotatably disposed on the bumps. The lens is disposed in the sleeve,... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20080007847 - Lens barrel, and camera, mobile information terminal and image input device using the lens barrel: The invention is directed to a lens barrel and an image input device including the lens barrel. The invention includes a third lens retention frame. The third lens retention frame includes an arm, an outer frame, a rotatable slider movable in an optical axis direction with respect to the outer... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080007848 - Combination lense and method for manufacturing same: A combination lens according to an embodiment of the present invention includes at least two lenses housed in a lens barrel, three or more spherical bodies disposed between the lenses, and support members that respectively support these spherical bodies by tack force or adhesive force. The support members are disposed... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20080007849 - Holding assembly and transport arrangement for handling lenses and method for finishing lenses: A holding device (1) holds a lens (6) at its lens edge (5) with the aid of an adhesive connection (16, 17). The adhesive connection (16, 17) is applied only at one adhesive point or only at two spaced apart adhesive points (16, 17). A transport arrangement handles lenses (6)... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20080007850 - Voice coil motor type focusing actuator: A voice coil motor type focusing actuator, which includes a fixed unit, the fixed unit comprises a bracket which is formed by plastic injection molding to wrap a metal part, and a plurality of magnets mounted in the bracket at a plurality of sides. A movable unit, the movable unit... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20080007851 - Thin, nearly wireless adaptive optical device: A thin, nearly wireless adaptive optical device capable of dynamically modulating the shape of a mirror in real time to compensate for atmospheric distortions and/or variations along an optical material is provided. The device includes an optical layer, a substrate, at least one electronic circuit layer with nearly wireless architecture,... Agent: Michael G. Crilly, Esquire

20080007852 - Reflectance control optical element and ultrathin film light absorption enhancing element: The present invention provides a simple-structured reflectance control optical element whose reflectance can be significantly changed and precisely controlled. A transparent film is provided on a substrate having a high reflectance, and further on the surface, an ultrathin film consisting of a metal thin film in which metal nanoparticles having... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

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