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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090027747 - Holographic microscopy of holographically trapped three-dimensional structures: A method and system for performing three-dimensional holographic microscopy of an optically trapped structure. The method and system use an inverted optical microscope, a laser source which generates a trapping laser beam wherein the laser beam is focused by an objective lens into a plurality of optical traps. The method... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090027748 - Mems oscillator having a combined drive coil: A MEMS oscillator, such as a MEMS scanner, has an improved and simplified drive scheme and structure. Drive impulses may be transmitted to an oscillating mass via torque through the support arms. For multi-axis oscillators drive signals for two or more axes may be superimposed by a driver circuit and... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090027749 - High resolution digital optical encoder/decoder: A programmable encoder is provided that includes at least one optical input for receiving a modulated broadband optical signal and at least one optical output. A dispersion element receives the optical signal from the optical input and spatially separates the optical signal into a plurality of wavelength components. A collimating... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090027750 - Optical swiveling device: An optical swiveling device is specified for imaging and/or projection of an object scene, having a supporting structure, having a detection/transmission unit arranged in the supporting structure, having a pitch frame and having a roll frame, with the pitch frame being mounted in the roll frame such that it can... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090027751 - Electro-wetting display device: An exemplary electro-wetting display (EWD) device (30) includes a first substrate (31), a second substrate (39) facing the first substrate, a hydrophobic insulator (36) provided between the first and second substrates, a first fluid (33), a second fluid (32) and colored layers (38). The first fluid and the second fluid... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090027752 - Projection display apparatus for removing noise: A projection type of display apparatus for removing a noise is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the projection type of display apparatus includes: a light source; an optical board, incidenting a beam of light emitted from the light source; and an optical modulator, being fixed... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090027753 - Beam shaping prior to harmonic generation for increased stability of laser beam shaping post harmonic generation with integrated automatic displacement and thermal beam drift compensation: A harmonic generation/beam shaping system to generate a shaped beam having a harmonic relationship with a beam generated by a laser, including a first harmonic generation element and a second harmonic generation element arranged sequentially along an axial beam path extending between an input from the laser and an output... Agent: Davis Bujold & Daniels, P.l.l.c.

20090027754 - Photonic crystal resonator, a coupled cavity waveguide, and a gyroscope: A rotating optical resonator, a waveguide and a method of use of waveguide are disclosed. The rotating optical resonator may include at least two modes of different resonant frequencies shiftable towards each other by reducing a magnitude of rotation rate, said modes being joinable into a substantially degenerate mode by... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090027755 - Color display having layer dependent spatial resolution and related method: A color display including: a stacked plurality of color layers, each layer being selectively reflective or absorptive of light in a different portion of the human visible spectrum; wherein, the layers are each configured as a plurality of independently addressable picture elements, at least some of the picture elements in... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027756 - Controllably dissolving spacing member and associated electrochromic device and method for manufacturing the same: An electrochromic device including a first substantially transparent substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; a second substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; an electrochromic medium contained within a chamber positioned between the first and second substrates which includes at least one solvent, at least one anodic... Agent: King & Partners, PLC F/b/o/ Gentex Corporation

20090027757 - Electrochromic display element and full-color electrochromic display element:

20090027758 - Reversible coloring and decoloring solid-state device, a reversible conductive property changing solid-state device, a reversible refractive index changing solid-state device, a nonradiative display device, a conducting path device and a light waveguide d: A reversible coloring and deccoloring solid-state device includes a solid-state electrolyte film and a coloring and decoloring film which colors or decolors the coloring and decoloring film reversibly by applying an electric field. A barrier thin film is inserted between the solid-state electrolyte film and the coloring and decoloring film.... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090027759 - Electronic window shading system for houses, transport vehicles and the like: There is disclosed an automatic electronic window shading (tinting) system for houses and transport vehicles such as automobiles, RV's, trains, boats and the like, to provide shading for people to protect them from exposure to harmful direct sunlight, by providing the windows of said houses and transport vehicles with display... Agent: Furr Law Firm

20090027760 - Transflective electro-wetting display device: An exemplary transflective electro-wetting display (EWD) device includes an upper substrate, a lower substrate opposite to the upper substrate, a first polar liquid disposed between the upper and lower substrates, a second, colored, non-polar liquid disposed between the upper and lower substrates, and a reflective pattern disposed at the lower... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090027762 - Electro-osmotic displays and materials for making the same: Disclosed herein are novel electrophoretic displays and materials useful in fabricating such displays. In particular, novel encapsulated displays are disclosed. Particles encapsulated therein are dispersed within a suspending, or electrophoretic, fluid. This fluid may be a mixture of two or more fluids or may be a single fluid. The displays... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20090027761 - Shell-type electrophoretic particle, display device including the particle, and method thereof: An electrophoretic particle includes ionic liquid stored in a spherical polymer shell and a charged layer formed on an inner surface of the shell, and a display device includes the electrophoretic particle. The shell is not charged, and the charged layer in the shell is charged. Therefore, particles having different... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090027763 - Mems device with nanowire standoff layer: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device and related methods are described. The MEMS device comprises a first member having a first surface and a second member having a second surface, the first and second surfaces being separated by a gap that is closable by a MEMS actuation force applied to at... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027764 - Wavelength converting element: A wavelength converting element which does not generate crystal destruction and output saturation of a second harmonic due to a third harmonic generated inside the element is provided. The wavelength converting element receives a fundamental wave which is light having a wavelength (lambda), outputs the second harmonic which is light... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090027765 - Wavelength converting element, light source device, lighting device, monitoring device, and projector: The disclosure refers to a wavelength converting element, light source device, lighting device, monitoring device, and projector. In one example, a wavelength converting element comprises a polarization-inverted crystal including polarization-inverted layers having an inverted polarization direction and being disposed in parallel in a particular direction. The polarization-inverted layers are disposed... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090027766 - Infrared lens, infrared camera and night vision: An infrared lens 1a includes first to third lenses L1 to L3 which are made of zinc sulfide and arranged in this order from an object side. Each of the first to third lenses L1 to L3 is configured as a positive meniscus lens of which convex surface is opposed... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090027767 - Production of cavities that can be filled with a fluid material in an optical microtechnological component: A novel method makes it possible to form cavities intended to contain a liquid with determined optical properties within a film for optical use. The walls (38) of the cavities (40) are formed by plasma etching of a layer of transparent or light absorbent material (30, 34) transferred onto a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090027768 - Catadioptric imaging system, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method: A catadioptric imaging optical system of a high numerical aperture in which various aberrations are properly corrected without using a reflection surface having an aspherical shape of high order or a reciprocal optical element. The catadioptric imaging optical system forms an image of a first plane on a second plane... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090027769 - Immersion microscope objective and laser scanning microscope system using same: An immersion microscope objective formed of thirteen or fewer lens elements includes, in order from the object side, first and second lens groups of positive refractive power, a third lens group, a fourth lens group having negative refractive power with its image-side surface being concave, and a fifth lens group... Agent: Arnold International

20090027770 - Holding device for microscope slides with tissue specimens: A holding device for retaining a number of slides (12) with tissue specimens, wherein the surfaces of the microscope slides in retained position are located in a common plane, comprises an elongated hanger (1) having a clamping means (6) for releasable clamping of microscope slides (12) in a hanging position... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090027771 - Projection screen and method of making the same: A projection screen includes a light absorbing substrate having a plurality of alternating crests and recessed portions. A light reflecting layer is established on the light absorbing substrate such that a receding portion is established on each of the recessed portions and a conformal portion is established on each of... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027772 - Head-mounted single panel stereoscopic display: Disclosed is a head-mounted single panel display system that uses one or more liquid crystal switches and a polarizing beam splitter to redirect images from a single microdisplay panel to the viewer's eyes. The light emanating from the display panel is first directed, using a polarizing beam splitter, into two... Agent: Real D - Patent Department

20090027773 - Wire grid type polarization element, manufacturing method thereof, liquid crystal device, and projection type display apparatus: There is provided a wire grid type polarization element equipped with a plurality of lines of metal grid on a translucent substrate. A plurality of lines of groove like concave portions are formed on the substrate, and the metal grid is embedded in the plurality of lines of groove like... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090027774 - Composition for anisotropic dyestuff film, anisotropic dyestuff film and polarizing element: A composition that has excellent storage stability and excellent film-forming properties for forming films without streaks or irregularities, an anisotropic dye film that is a uniform coating film free of streaks and irregularities and without deterioration in optical properties, and a polarizing element including the anisotropic dye film are provided.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090027775 - Multiple layer reflective tag: A reflective tag apparatus has a top layer having micro apertures therein and having a surface message therein and a second layer having a sub surface message thereon mounted over a reflective layer. The reflective layer may be retroreflective using an array of corner cubes and may be a structure... Agent: William M. Hobby, Iii

20090027776 - Method for coating an optical component for a laser arrangement and related optical component: A method for coating an optical component comprises providing the optical component. The optical component has a surface formed with parallel, periodically structured surface sections each having a first flank and a second flank. The first flank and the second flank of each surface section are furthermore inclined with respect... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090027777 - Optical element: An optical element includes a transparent substrate, a first light-blocking film attached to at least one surface of the transparent substrate and having a first circular opening, and a first lens portion disposed on the at least one surface of the transparent substrate, the first lens portion being composed of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090027778 - Deformable optical element, methods of making and uses thereof: A deformable optical element includes an elastically deformable lens. Electrical contacts are directly attached to the elastically deformable lens and configured to receive an applied voltage. The electrical contacts have opposing surfaces configured to develop electrostatic forces in response to the applied voltage. The electrostatic forces deform the elastically deformable... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090027779 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens is provided and includes: in order from the object side, a first lens group having a positive power and including in order from the object side, a negative lens, a reflecting member that bends an optical path by substantially 90°, and a positive lens having biconvex shape... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090027780 - Compact image taking lens system with a lens-surfaced prism: A compact image taking lens system with a lens-surfaced prism of the present invention comprises a prism, an aperture stop, a first lens element, a second lens element, reflecting mirror surface, and image surface, optionally an infrared cut-off filter. By introducing a lens-surfaced prism, the compact image taking lens system... Agent: Stereo Display Inc.

20090027781 - Projection optical system, exposure apparatus, and device fabrication method: The present invention provides a projection optical system which projects an image on a first object plane onto a second object plane, comprising at least four optical members which are arrayed in turn from the second object plane, and made of an isotropic crystal, wherein the at least four optical... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090027783 - Lens positioning jig, method of attaching lens barrel and lens device: It is provided that a lens positioning jig, a method of attaching lens barrel, and a lens device. A lens holding portion is inserted through a barrel insertion hole, and then a housing holding portion allows a barrel attachment portion to be thereby positioned and held in a lens housing.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090027782 - Process for producing coated plastic lenses, and lens holder: The process for producing a lens includes: holding a lens on a lens holder, the lens having an uncured coating of a photocurable composition on its surface, the lens holder having a lens-contact member composed of an elastic material, the lens-contact member having a surface configuration substantially conforming with a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090027784 - Focusing device for digital camera module: A focusing device (100) includes a lens mount (10), a driving mechanism (30), a hollow first barrel (50) and a first lens element (60) received in the first barrel. The lens mount includes a hollow sleeve (13) which includes a wall, a first internal thread on an inside of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090027785 - Position detecting device capable of improving detection accuracy: A position detecting device includes an optical position detecting element and a position information portion which are disposed so as to be opposed to each other. The position information portion has a binary pattern where a high light efficient portion and a low light efficient portion are alternately repeated when... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090027786 - Retractable lens and slidable lens retracting device thereof: A slidable lens retracting device is provided for retracting a lens system that include lens group units all positioned on a common optical axis when the lens system is in an operational state. At least one lens group unit is retracted from the on-axis position on the optical axis to... Agent: Madson & Austin

20090027787 - Vehicle mirror: A mirror assembly for an articulated vehicle incorporates an image sensor which detects part of the trailer e.g. the end of the trailer, so that as the vehicle turns the image sensor maintains the image in its field of view and the mirror is automatically adjusted to maintain the driver's... Agent: Anthony R. Barkume

20090027788 - 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 Law Offices Of Michael Crilly

20090027789 - Telescope multiple discrete segment primary mirror: A method and apparatus is configured for reflecting a beam of light incident at a primary mirror by rotating a first mirror segment to align a selected facet of the mirror segment to be generally orthogonal to the principal axis. The first mirror segment is translated in a motion parallel... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC

20090027790 - Newtonian telescope secondary mirror mount and adjustment method: A Newtonian telescope secondary mirror mount which includes means for attaching a Newtonian telescope secondary mirror to the secondary mirror mount. The attachment means will define a secondary mirror plane. The mount also includes first and second means for adjusting the angular alignment of the secondary mirror plane. The first... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20090027791 - Adjustable mirror device: A mirror device includes a handle portion, a connector portion, and a mirror. The handle portion has a first end and a second end having a groove. The connector portion is coupled to the handle portion and has a ball-shaped first end and a second end. The ball-shaped first end... Agent: Eric Hanscom

20090027792 - Reflector for a solar energy collection system and a solar energy collection system: The present invention provides a reflector for a solar energy collection system. The reflector comprises a reflective material for receiving solar radiation and directing the received solar radiation to an absorber. The reflector also comprises a polymeric body supporting the reflective material. The polymeric body comprises a polymeric core that... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090027793 - Color wheel: A color wheel includes a motor, a color filter, and an obstructing plate. The motor includes a body, a rotating disk with a rotating shaft protruding outward from the center of a side of the rotating disk. The color filter includes filter sectors colored red, green, and blue, respectively. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090027794 - Light tunnel and projector illumination system having same: A projector light tunnel comprising an elongated transparent solid body having a light incident surface for facing toward a light source, a light emitting surface at an opposite side of the elongated transparent solid body to the light incident surface, for uniformly standardizing intensity distribution of light emitted from the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

  
01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090021811 - Optical information recording apparatus: An optical information recording apparatus includes a light source that emits an irradiation light; a spatial light modulator that converts the irradiation light to an information light carrying information; a condenser lens that converges the information light and a reference light onto an optical information recording medium on which the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090021812 - Devices for recording or reading out an encoded hologram: The invention relates devices for recording or reading out an encoded hologram. Said devices are arranged to record or to read out spatially separated data structures, as well as mutually spatially separated data holograms (36) and positioning holograms (37) associated with positioning structures that are structurally simple compared to the... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20090021813 - System and method for electronically displaying holographic images: A system and method for displaying holographic images to the naked eye. The scattering of light by objects in real space is simulated using a two-dimensional holographic display, giving images depth. The display comprises a plurality of small holographic pixels, each displaying a different perspective of the three dimensional space.... Agent: Peter N. Moore

20090021814 - Hologram apparatus and method thereof: Hologram recording and reconstruction apparatuses and method thereof are provided. The hologram recording apparatus comprises a laser source, a spatial light modulator, and a Fourier lens. The laser source provides a coherent light beam. The spatial light modulator receives m-bits data to only determine a (p×q) block comprising ON-pixels less... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090021815 - Method and apparatus for phase-encoded homogenized fourier transform holographic data storage and recovery: An apparatus for writing and reading holograms, comprising a spatial light modulator (SLM) operable in phase mode, having a plurality of pixels for generating an object beam that overlaps with a reference beam; a holographic recording medium (HRM) in the path of the object beam; and a first lens element... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.c.

20090021816 - Apparatus and method for laser and optical coupling: An apparatus and method steer a light through a lens into a receiving port via a steering device. The steering device is located between the lens and a light source. A feedback mechanism adjusts the steering device to correct for aberration.... Agent: Nixon Peabody

20090021817 - Light scanning apparatus, method of controlling the same and image forming apparatus equipped with the same: A light scanning apparatus makes a light beam scan along a main scanning direction on an effective scanning region which has a predetermined width. The apparatus comprises: a light source which emits the light beam; a deflector which includes an oscillation mirror which oscillates about an oscillatory axis which is... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.l.p.

20090021818 - Medical scanning assembly with variable image capture and display: A scanned beam imaging system including a housing suitable for insertion into a body and a radiation source configured to direct a beam of radiation into or through the housing and onto an area within the body. The scanned beam imaging system further includes an adjustable element inside the housing... Agent: Thompson Hine L.l.p. Intellectual Property Group

20090021820 - Optical imaging device having at least one system diaphragm: An optical imaging device (PL), in particular an objective for semiconductor lithography, is provided with at least one system diaphragm. The system diaphragm comprises a multiplicity of mobile plates, which are rotatably mounted. The plates have a spherical curvature.... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090021819 - Spectral discrimination apparatus and method: There is provided spectral discrimination apparatus for use in a scanning optical microscope, the spectral discrimination apparatus comprising dispersive means (31) and frequency selective means including a rotatable disc (36) or discs. The discs are formed with apertures or spiral slots which, on rotation of the disc or discs, controls... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090021821 - Multi-primary color projection display: Embodiments of the present invention include a method, apparatus and/or system of producing a color image using four or more primary colors. The apparatus, according to some demonstrative embodiments of the invention, may include an optical arrangement to selectively split polychromatic light into at least four primary-color light beams, and... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090021822 - Reflection type display apparatus: An object of the present invention is to provide a reflection type display apparatus that has reduced unwanted reflection when black is displayed, has a high reflectance when white is displayed and can provide color display. For that object, a reflection type display apparatus according to the present invention includes:... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090021823 - Optical systems employing compliant electroactive materials: The present invention provides optical systems, devices and methods which utilize one or more electroactive films to adjust an optical parameter of the optical device/system.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090021824 - Optical path length adjuster: An optical path length adjuster enables electro-optical control of a physical path length between two optical elements, suitable for use in the adjustment of an optical path length within three dimensional display devices that generate a virtual image within a defined imaging volume. The adjuster varies an optical path length... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090021825 - Parametric generation using intersecting cavities: A parametric device having a non-linear material (4) for generating an idler wave and a signal wave (16) in response to a pump wave (14), the pump, idler and signal waves being non-collinear, the device having a cavity (10, 11) resonant at the pump wavelength and means for varying the... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.l.p.

20090021826 - Microscope with an external power supply unit: The invention is directed to a light microscope with an external power supply unit. The microscope according to the invention has a receptacle for the external power supply unit in which it can be fastened in a removable manner. This receptacle is advantageously formed as a cutout in the microscope... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090021827 - Microscope with centered illumination: A microscope comprising a main objective having a lens assembly movable in the direction of the optical axis of the main objective for focal length change and comprising an illuminating unit with illumination deflector elements for deflecting an illuminating beam path for generating an illuminating beam path directed onto an... Agent: Alexander R Schlee Schlee Ip International P.c.

20090021828 - Screen: A screen includes plural three-dimensional portions having a concave shape arranged at a front surface side of a screen substrate, wherein the three-dimensional portions are disposed so that the number of the three-dimensional portions provided in a range of a given length along a first direction on the screen substrate... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, Plc

20090021829 - Optical module: An optical module including a first integration rod, a polarization beam splitting unit, a first reflector, a first quarter-wave plate, and a light source is provided. The first integration rod has a first end and a second end opposite to each other. The polarization beam splitting unit is disposed at... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090021830 - Projection lens of a microlithographic exposure system: In some embodiments, the disclosure provides a projection lens configured to configured to image radiation from an object plane of the projection lens to an image plane of the projection lens. The projection lens can, for example, be used in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus. The projection lens includes a... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc

20090021831 - Prismatic retroreflective article with cross-linked image layer and method of making same: A prismatic retroreflective article and a method for making same. The retroreflective article can include a transparent polymeric body portion, an optical layer coupled to the body portion, and an image layer coupled to the body portion opposite the optical layer. The image layer can define imaged portions and non-imaged... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090021832 - Wideband diffraction limited optical receiver: Systems and methods are provided for providing wideband diffraction limited performance in an optical receiver. A first lens is constructed from a first material and has a first surface and a second surface. A second lens is constructed from a second material and having a first surface and a second... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.l.p.

20090021833 - Chromomodal dispersion apparatus and methods: A system and method to chromomodally generate dispersion in light waves. The system and method may be used to control dispersive effects of an optical element such as a single-mode fiber. A light beam from the optical element is first collimated and then directed on to a spatially diffractive element... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20090021834 - Anti-glare optical multilayer body: An anti-dazzling laminate formed from an optical laminate having a light transparent base material and an anti-dazzling layer provided on the light transparent base material. The optical laminate is produced by providing the light transparent base material and forming the anti-dazzling layer having a concavoconvex shape on the light transparent... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090021835 - Tilted combiners/decombiners and photonic integrated circuits (pics) employing the same: A monolithic optical transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) comprises a plurality of integrated modulated sources which, when all operated at constant current, display a power output that varies as a function of array position similar to a quadratic-shaped curve and, further, forming an array of signal channels each having a... Agent: Infinera Corporation

20090021837 - Compound-eye imaging device: A compound-eye imaging device comprises nine optical lenses arranged in a matrix array of three rows and three columns, and a solid-state imaging element for capturing unit images formed by the optical lenses. A stray light blocking member having a rectangular-shaped window is provided on the capture zone side of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090021836 - Intermediate product in the manufacture of light sources with optical front beam guiding elements to constrict the beam divergence and/or to form the beam of light emitters: An intermediate product is used in the manufacture of light sources with optical front beam guiding elements to constrict the beam divergence of light emitters. The intermediate product has multiple front beam guiding elements and a support, to which the front beam guiding elements are fixed in a defined order.... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090021838 - 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

20090021839 - Optical integrator for an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus: The disclosure relates to an optical integrator configured to produce a plurality of secondary light sources in an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus. The disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing an array of elongated microlenses for use in such an illumination system. Arrays of elongated... Agent: Fish & Richardson Pc

20090021840 - Micro-optic security and image presentation system presenting a synthetically magnified image that appears to transform into another image: A film material utilizing a regular two-dimensional array of non-cylindrical lenses to enlarge micro-images, called icons, to form a synthetically magnified image through the united performance of a multiplicity of individual lens/icon image systems. The synthetic magnification micro-optic system includes one or more optical spacers (5), a micro-image formed of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090021841 - Optical elements with internal optical features and methods of fabricating same: An optical element, comprising a substrate and at least one optical film. The substrate is at least partially light-transmissive. The optical film comprises at least a first optical feature and is positioned on a contact surface of the substrate. Also, a lighting device comprising at least one solid state light... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090021843 - Imaging optics with adjustable optical power and method of adjusting an optical power of an optics: The invention relates to optics comprising adjustable optical elements and, if desired, lenses of fixed focal lens. By use of an appropriate controller for the adjustable optical elements, characteristics of the optics can be advantageously varied. For this purpose, systems are provided which are suitable for use as surgical stereo-microscope,... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p.

20090021842 - Method of manufacturing an electrowetting-based variable-focus lens: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing an electrowetting-based variable-focus lens, comprising: (a) providing an enclosure having a cavity (17) and at least one channel (27, 28; 59) communicating at one end with the cavity and at the other end emerging at the exterior surface of the lens;... Agent: Osha Liang L.l.p.

20090021844 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus equipped with the same: where MS and M3 respectively indicate moving distances of the aperture stop and third lens unit along an optical axis, and f2 and f3 respectively indicate focal lengths of the second and third lens units, each moving distance being a positive sign if directed towards the image side or a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090021845 - Catadioptric optical system for scatterometry: A catadioptric optical system having a high numerical aperture operates in a wide spectral range. The catadioptric optical system includes a correcting plate, a first reflective surface and a second reflective surface. The correcting plate conditions electromagnetic radiation to correct at least one aberration. The first reflective surface is positioned... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090021846 - Image reading lens and image reading apparatus: c

20090021847 - Optical element positioning apparatus, projection optical system and exposure apparatus: The apparatus includes a holder holding an optical element, a back plate supporting the optical element via the holder, a mechanism moving the optical element in a six-degree-of-freedom, a base plate supporting the back plate via the mechanism, and six displacement sensors disposed on the base plate and measuring displacement... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090021848 - Apparatus and method of driving piezoelectric actuator for auto-focus: There is provided an apparatus for driving a piezoelectric actuator moving a lens for auto-focus, the apparatus including: a lens position sensing unit sensing a position of the lens and generating a sensed lens position value; a lens control unit comparing the sensed lens position value with a target lens... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090021849 - Drive unit and method for making the drive unit: Disclosed is a drive unit including an element for mechano-electric transduction; a driving member for causing a driven member to perform a predetermined motion according to a displacement of the element; and a housing for housing the driving member; wherein the housing includes an electrical terminal, and a loading section... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090021850 - Structure of the refractive reflecting mirror: The present invention is a new structure of refractive reflecting mirror, which includes a hollow frame, a connecting arm, and a cover. In particular, a pivot base is configured on one side of the hollow frame, which is pivotally connected another pivot base on the cover side with a connecting... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, Pllc

20090021851 - Color wheel with individual balancing masses along a guide: A color wheel is provided with a balancing device. The balancing device encompasses an essentially circular track whose center point coincides with the axial center of rotation of the color wheel. The track is provided with at least two mutually independent, movable balancing weights. Moving the balancing weights along the... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

  
01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090015889 - Voltage control circuit, voltage control method and light control apparatus utilizing the same: P

20090015890 - Hologram element, hologram element fabricating apparatus, hologram element fabricating method, and hologram reconstructing apparatus used for reconstructing information: A reference beam is deflected by an angularly rotating mirror, and applied to a hologram recording medium at a set incident angle. The relevant applied reference beam and a signal beam are superposed within the hologram recording medium, and light intensity distribution of the resultant interference fringes is recorded as... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090015893 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: A mirror driver drives deflection mirror surfaces into a pivoting action at a frequency belonging to a first drive frequency band in which the high-frequency side of a first resonance frequency band partially overlaps the low-frequency side of a second resonance frequency band, so that the deflection mirror surfaces deflect... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090015892 - Optical scanning apparatus, control method thereof, and image forming apparatus: The light beam deflection cycle of a rotational polygonal mirror includes first and third sections in which a latent image is not formed, and a second section in which the latent image is formed. A driving signal supply unit supplies a driving signal of a frequency less than the resonance... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090015891 - Optical systems and methods using large microelectromechanical-systems mirrors: A detector and aperture determine radiation characteristics, including angular direction throughout a specified range, of external articles. Preferably an afocal aperture element enlarges/reduces the article and volume FOR. Mirror(s) along a path between detector and aperture, rotatable about plural axes, make the detector address varying regions. Preferably each mirror is... Agent: Peter I. Lippman

20090015895 - Image forming apparatus, control method therefor, and computer program: d

20090015894 - Optical fiber scanning apparatus: A scanning apparatus and method, the apparatus comprising a light transmitter, a mount for supporting the light transmitter located remotely from its exit tip, a drive for driving the light transmitter to vibrate resonantly in a first direction and to vibrate non-resonantly in a second direction orthogonal to the first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090015898 - Optical beam scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus provided with an optical beam scanning apparatus according to the invention includes a semiconductor laser device, a pre-deflection optical system, a polygon mirror, and a post-deflection optical system, wherein at least one imaging lens for imaging the luminous flux is provided in the post-deflection optical system... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090015897 - Optical scan apparatus and image formation apparatus: An optical scan apparatus is configured to include a light source emitting a light beam; a vibration mirror deflecting the light beam emitted from the light source to scan a scan area; a drive unit driving the vibration mirror; and an optical imaging system focusing the light beam deflected by... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015896 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device, which scans a surface to be scanned by light, includes a light source, a coupling optical system, which changes light from the light source into approximately parallel light, a light control reflection member which is disposed in an optical path of the light from the coupling... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015899 - Apparatus and method for providing true time delay in optical signals using a fourier cell: An true time delay in optical signals using a Fourier cell is provided. One embodiment includes: an input array for inputting an array of light beams; at least a portion of a lens; a plurality of micromirrors located at a distance away from the lens that is approximately equal to... Agent: Calfee Halter & Griswold, LLP

20090015900 - Photoelastic modulator: A photoelastic modulator, comprising a driving block and a driver transducer for perturbing said block in a predefined direction to establish a standing wave extending longitudinally in said block and hence perpendicularly to said predefined direction. The transducer is affixed to said block at two regions of the transducer mutually... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090015901 - Display device and electronic apparatus: A display device includes the following elements. A display has a display area and includes an electro-optic layer and a light-reflecting layer reflecting light emitted from the electro-optic layer to the viewing side of the display device, the light-reflecting layer being arranged in the display area. A plate-shaped exterior has... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090015902 - Thermally switched reflective optical shutter: The thermally switched reflective optical shutter is a self-regulating “switchable mirror” device that reflects up to 100% of incident radiant energy above a threshold temperature, and reflects up to 50% of incident radiant energy below a threshold temperature. Control over the flow of radiant energy occurs independently of the thermal... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC

20090015903 - Complex microdevices and apparatus and methods for fabricating such devices: Various embodiments of the invention are directed to various microdevices including sensors, actuators, valves, scanning mirrors, accelerometers, switches, and the like. In some embodiments the devices are formed via electrochemical fabrication (EFAB®).... Agent: Microfabrica Inc. Att: Dennis R. Smalley

20090015904 - Optical deflector: An optical deflector made of an electro-optic material has one or more pairs of electrodes on opposite surfaces. Each pair of electrodes defines an interaction region in which an electric field applied from the electrodes produces a linear refractive-index gradient in the direction of the electric field. An incident light... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090015905 - Picture display unit: A picture display device includes display elements reflecting specific wavelengths of visible light; and shape deformation portions for inducing elastic deformation of the display elements. The individual display elements have colloidal particles arrayed at regular spacing, and an elastically deformable filler material intervening between the colloidal particles. The shape deformation... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090015906 - Extrinsic gain laser and optical amplification device: An optical amplifier on a silicon platform includes a first doped device layer and a second doped device layer. A gain medium is positioned between the first and second doped device layers. The gain medium comprises extrinsic gain materials so as to substantially confine in the gain medium a light... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090015908 - Infrared reflective member, and infrared reflective device and method of making same: The infrared reflective device includes infrared reflective members which reflect infrared rays. The infrared reflective members include colloidal particles arranged at regular spacing, and a filler material intervening in the spaces between the colloidal particles. The difference between the refractive index of the colloidal particles and the refractive index of... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090015907 - Nanocrystal indium oxynitride thin film optical filter: Nanocrystal indium oxynitride (InON) thin films are used as a functional layer for optical high-pass filters or devices. The filters or devices function in ultraviolet to near infrared regions by the sputtering conditions. The thin film is deposited with radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering. The 99.999% purity of metal Indium... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090015909 - Transparent substrate comprising a stack of thin layers for electromagnetic armour: n

20090015910 - Projection optical system, magnification projection optical system, magnification projection apparatus, and image projection apparatus: A projection optical system for use in an image projection apparatus illuminating a lightbulb forming an image in accordance with a modulating signal with illumination light from a light source is disclosed. The projection optical system includes first and second optical systems arranged along an optical path defining an upstream-downstream... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090015911 - Motor-operated microscope system and software for controlling motor-operated microscopes: A motor-operated microscope system has a motor-operated microscope section including an illumination optical system, an electric stage, an image forming optical system having an objective lens and an image forming lens, and an image pickup device; a housing; a control device having a screen display and an arithmetic processing section;... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090015912 - Total internal reflectance fluorescence (tirf) microscope: A total internal reflection fluorescent (TIRF) microscope has a conjugate lens (30) which is positioned off of the primary microscope axis (AA). The lens (30) is held by a mount (60) allowing the radial spacing between the microscope axis (AA) and the conjugate lens axis (BB) to be varied. The... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090015913 - Fixed focus microscope objective lens: A fixed focus microscope objective lens designed for high magnification viewing of homogenous specimens. The fixed focus microscope objective comprises a last surface 16 which serves as a specimen mount and enables the device to operate in focus without the need for focus adjustors in the microscope system. The user... Agent: Nicholas E Bratt

20090015914 - Scanning wide field telescope and method: A scanning wide-field telescope includes a primary reflecting mirror and a corrector assembly. The corrector assembly corrects light beams for spherical aberration imposed on the light beams by the primary reflecting mirror. The corrector assembly is located between the primary reflecting mirror and a viewing end of the telescope, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090015915 - Dual optical path periscope: A direct vision periscope is disclosed having a second set of mirrors strategically positioned within a wide angle trapezoidal periscope. The main optical path has a vertical field of view of 24° above and below horizontal while the secondary optical path provides a field of view of 12 to 59°... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090015916 - Light receiving optical system, and spectrophotometer incorporated with the same: A light receiving optical system includes: a relay optical system for converging light to be measured which has been converged on an image plane of an objective optical system on a view angle defining aperture for incidence through the view angle defining aperture. The light receiving optical system has the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090015917 - Three-dimensional image display apparatus: In the present invention, there is provided a three-dimensional image display apparatus, including: (A) a light source including U0×V0 planar light emitting members disposed in a two-dimensional matrix; (B) an optical modulation section having a plurality of pixels modulating light beams successively outputted from the planar light emitting members by... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090015918 - Display device, display controlling method, and program: A display device which is capable of generating more parallaxes without reducing resolution and an image quality, a display controlling method, and a program are provided. An aperture ratio of a light source is set as 1/N, and liquid lenses are disposed at distances of focal lengths of the first... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090015919 - Nanosized euse crystal and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention has been developed for providing a method to easily manufacture a nanosized EuSe crystal which has been conventionally difficult to be manufactured. Heating the Eu(III) complex whose general formula is represented by the following formula generates an EuSe crystal having a particle size corresponding to the heating... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090015920 - Multiple imaging arrangements for head mounted displays: A head mounted display is disclosed that utilizes a single video display screen to transport images to both eyes. Multiple reflections are created by illuminating the display screen form a plurality of directions, or by illuminating the display screen with light beams of differing polarizations. The reflections of the display... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090015921 - Method and apparatus for compensating hand-trembling of camera: A method and apparatus for compensating hand-trembling of a camera with reduced time required for capture compensated images. The method may include: calculating exposure time proper for preventing hand-trembling using an AE (Automatic Exposure) algorithm during an image-capturing standby mode; executing image-capturing multiple times depending on the exposure time at... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090015922 - Writing a diffractive structure: Writing a diffractive structure is disclosed. A reference modulated beam is generated. An object modulated beam is generated. A diffractive structure is written using an interference between the reference modulated beam and the object modulated beam. A system for writing a diffractive structure comprises a reference generator for generating a... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

20090015923 - Multi-spot ophthalmic laser probe: A laser probe includes an emitting optical fiber, optics, and two or more receiving optical fibers. The emitting optical fiber emits a beam of laser light. The optics diffract the beam of light emitted by the emitting optical fiber. The receiving optical fibers each receive a beam of light diffracted... Agent: Alcon

20090015924 - Building window having a visible-light-reflective optical interference coating thereon: A building structure includes a building transparent window glazing, and an optical interference coating overlying and contacting a first surface of the building transparent window glazing. A spectrally averaged transmission of visible light through the building transparent window glazing with the optical interference coating thereon is smaller at a higher... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090015925 - Optical diffuser for producing a circular light field: The optical diffuser has a transparent base body with a base body surface, which is divided into facets. Each facet has an elevation or a depression correlated or associated with a second curved surface. Respective facets have correspondingly different geometrical shapes. In some embodiments the respective apexes (S) of the... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby

20090015926 - Optical layered body, method of producing the same, polarizer and image display device: e

20090015927 - Antiglare film, method for manufacturing antiglare film, polarizer, and display device: An antiglare film includes a base material and an antiglare layer which is disposed on at least one surface of the base material and which contains fine particles and a resin, wherein the fine particles constitute aggregates mainly in in-plane directions, and gradual unevenness is disposed on the surface of... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090015928 - Method for the deformation of surfaces and articles formed thereby: A method of deforming a surface comprises exposing a composite article to a plurality of biological contractile cells, wherein the composite article comprises a substrate comprising a depression formed on a surface thereof; and a deformable layer having a first surface and an opposite, second surface, wherein the first surface... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090015929 - Substrate-guided relays for use with scanned beam light sources: Substrate-guided relays that employ light guiding substrates to relay images from sources to viewers in optical display systems. The substrate-guided relays are comprised of an input coupler, an intermediate substrate, and an output coupler. In some embodiments, the output coupler is formed in a separate substrate that is coupled to... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090015930 - Collimator: A collimator panel comprises: a solid panel having a first face for receiving uncollimated radiation and a second opposite face for providing collimated radiation; and a plurality of elongate particles disposed in the panel and orientated to provide the collimating function. A method of manufacturing a collimator panel comprises the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090015931 - Laser diode and lens assemblies: A laser diode assembly and a tens assembly associated with a pre-scan unit for use in a laser printer are presented. Further presented is a laser diode/collimation lens apparatus. Each of the laser diode assembly, the lens assembly and the laser diode/collimation lens apparatus includes a mounting bracket comprising a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090015932 - Method for manufacturing film coated lens: A method for manufacturing film coated optical lens includes steps: providing a lens array panel including an array of lens units; forming an optical film on opposite surfaces of the lens array panel; cutting the lens array panel into pieces, thereby obtaining a plurality of separated lenses with the optical... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090015933 - Projection lens system: A projection lens system that has a compact configuration and is capable of correcting a color aberration. In the system, first and second lenses have a weak refractive power, respectively, and a third lens has a strong positive refractive power. A fourth lens corrects an aberration generated by the third... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20090015934 - Projection zoom lens device and projection-type display apparatus: A projection zoom lens device includes, in order from a magnification side, a negative first group G1 and positive second to fifth groups (G2 to G5) and is configured so that the second group G2, the third group G3, and the fourth group G4 are moved along an optical axis... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090015935 - Multi-magnification viewing and aiming scope: A multi-magnification viewing and aiming scope includes a first imaging group including an objective lens lying on the optical path and an eyepiece lens lying on the optical path. The first imaging group forms a first image having a first magnification on the optical path at an image location. A... Agent: Benman, Brown & Williams

20090015937 - Digital image pointing and digital zoom optical system: An optical system for the production of images, comprising an all optical system is disclosed. Said all optical system manipulates images directly by digital electronics without loss in the number of resolvable spots at higher magnifications.... Agent: David M. Ostfeld Adams And Reese, LLP

20090015938 - Wide-angle lens, optical apparatus and method for focusing: Providing a wide-angle lens having high optical performance, an optical apparatus using the same, and a method for focusing the wide-angle lens. The lens comprising, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, and a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090015936 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens including a first lens group with a negative refractive power and a second lens group with a positive refractive power is provided. The first lens group includes a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens arranged from an object side to an image side in... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090015939 - Zoom lens employing lens eccentricity approach to compensate for image blur due to hand tremor: z

20090015942 - Electronic image pickup system: The invention relates to an electronic image pickup system whose depth dimension is extremely reduced, taking advantage of an optical system type that can overcome conditions imposed on the movement of a zooming movable lens group while high specifications and performance are kept. The electronic image pickup system comprises an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon

20090015941 - Three-unit zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: A three-unit zoom lens system includes in order from an object side thereof a first lens unit G1 having a negative refracting power, a second lens unit G2 having a positive refracting power, a third lens unit G3 having a negative refracting power, and an aperture stop which is at... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090015940 - Zoom lens system, optical apparatus and method for zooming the same: Providing a zoom lens system being compact with high optical performance, an optical apparatus using the same, and a method for zooming the zoom lens system. The system includes, in order from an object along an optical axis, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090015943 - Fixed-focus lens: A fixed-focus lens including a first lens group, a second lens group and a third lens group which are arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side is provided. The first lens group has a negative refractive power and includes a first lens and a second lens... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090015944 - Imaging lens, camera module, and imaging apparatus: f

20090015945 - Lens unit provided with an engaging structure and a lens module incorporating the same: A lens unit includes first and second lenses. The first lens includes a first optically effective portion having a first center aligned with an optical axis, and a first positioning portion surrounding the first optically effective portion. The first lens is provided with a groove unit extending circumferentially about the... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20090015946 - Moving apparatus: A moving apparatus includes a cylindrical cam barrel provided with a cam groove; a moving member configured to be rotated relative to the cam barrel and moved in a perpendicular direction that is an axis direction of the cam barrel; and a bearing for supporting a support shaft fixed on... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090015947 - Apparatus for mounting two or more elements and method for processing the surface of an optical element: In an apparatus for mounting two or more optical elements that are each held in an individual mount or in a support structure, said optical elements are mounted in a common mount. The relative positioning of the optical elements (10, 11) in the common mount (18) can be set.... Agent: Gray Robinson, P.A.

20090015949 - Inertial drive actuator: To provide an inertial drive actuator that is easy to assemble and achieves high accuracy in position detection, the actuator has a fixed member, a vibration substrate, a piezoelectric element (movement unit), first and second moving bodies that moves relative to the vibration substrate by inertia, a first electrode provided... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090015948 - Lens drive device: A lens drive device may include a movable lens body provided with a lens, a support body which movably supports the movable lens body through a plate spring in an optical axis direction, and a magnetic drive mechanism for driving the movable lens body in the optical axis direction. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090015950 - Lateral-view mirror assembly for a vehicle: A lateral-view mirror assembly comprising a housing having a first lateral-view mirror and a second lateral-view mirror coupled to a rear window of a vehicle and dimensioned to provide a driver of a vehicle with the ability to view objects positioned lateral to a rear portion of the vehicle by... Agent: Weiss & Moy PC

20090015951 - Projection objective and method for its manufacture: A method of manufacturing a projection objective (22) of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus (10). The projection objective (22) comprises at least one mirror (M1 to M6) that each have a mirror support (241 to 246) and a reflective coating (26) applied thereon. First imaging aberrations of a pre-assembled projection... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090015952 - Variable-shape mirror and optical pickup device therewith: In a variable-shape mirror provided with a support base, a mirror portion that is disposed to face the support base and that has, on a side thereof facing away from the support base, a mirror surface which is irradiated with a light beam, and piezoelectric elements that are sandwiched between... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090015954 - Asymmetric multiple constant radii of curvature convex mirrors: An asymmetrical mirror lens, usable on front fenders of school buses and similar vehicles, which has a plurality of mirror sections, each having a distinct constant radius of curvature to reduce image distortion. Optional sections located between sections of the constant radius of curvature have a step-wise changing radii of... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20090015953 - Optical surface for wide-angle imaging: A method of designing an optical surface (110) for producing an image of an object (100) includes defining an object model (102) representing the object (100) that includes a plurality of object points. A magnification profile is defined which specifies a desired transverse magnification factor for at least each of... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC

20090015955 - Exterior rearview mirror for vehicles, in particular passenger vehicles: An exterior rearview mirror for vehicles, in particular for passenger vehicles, has a mirror foot which can be fixed on a front door below a vehicle belt line. The vehicle has a door formed of an outer panel which is provided with an opening, and an inner reinforcement. An extremely... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090015956 - Method and apparatus for coupling a microelectromechanical system scanner mirror to a frame: Formation of a biaxial microelectromechanical system (MEMS) scanner can comprise, at least in part, providing a frame (11) having an aperture (14) formed therethrough, wherein the frame has a first pair of axially aligned flexures (12 and 13) about which the frame can selectively pivot. A scan mirror (41) can... Agent: Motorola/fetf

20090015957 - Color filter and photomask to be employed for the manufacture of color filter: A color filter including a first photo-spacer, and a second photo-spacer having a smaller film thickness than that of the first photo-spacer, wherein the second photo-spacer has a cross-sectional configuration whose longitudinal width is made greater than the lateral width. These photo-spacers are formed by making use of a photomask... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

  
01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090009834 - Optical phase processing in a scattering medium: An optical phase processing system for a scattering medium. A first beam has a direction and a wavefront and the first beam is configured to enter a holographic recording medium. A scattering medium is illuminated by a signal beam generating at least one scattered beam. An interference pattern is recorded... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090009835 - Hologram reproducer and hologram reproducing method: When a hologram recording material is changed in volume and refractive index during hologram recording, if one sheet of non-defective reconstructed images cannot be obtained even if conditions are changed so as to conform with Bragg's law most closely by changing the angle or position of a reference beam, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090009836 - Curvature correction device, optical scanning unit, and image forming apparatus: A curvature correction device used in an optical scanning unit includes a holder and a pushing unit. The optical scanning unit includes a light beam emitter to emit a light beam, a deflection unit to deflect the light beam in a main scanning direction, and a reflection mirror to reflect... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009838 - Diffraction optical element, light beam detection device, optical scanner and image forming apparatus: c

20090009837 - Optical structure and an imaging system using the same: An optical architecture comprises an optical scanning mechanism for use in imaging systems. With the optical scanning mechanism, illumination light from an illuminator can be directed to a target so as to generate an illumination field. The generated illumination field can be moved across the target so as to sequentially... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090009839 - Optical beam scanning device, image forming apparatus: An optical beam scanning device capable of causing a luminous flux from a light source to scan a photoconductive surface of each of plural photoconductors in a main scanning direction, includes: a polygon mirror 80 which reflects and deflects an incident luminous flux by plural reflection surfaces arrayed in a... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090009840 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same: An optical scanner scans a plurality of objects respectively with optical beams and includes a deflector assembly including at least one deflecting unit that deflects the optical beams in a main scanning direction and a plurality of reflection optical systems each including a plurality of reflection mirrors to reflect one... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009841 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus using the same: An optical scanning device includes a rotary polygonal mirror, an input optical system for direct a light beam from a light source to a deflecting surface of the rotary polygonal mirror, and an imaging optical system for imaging the deflected light beam on a scan surface, wherein in a main... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090009842 - Optical architecture having a rotating polygon for use in imaging systems: An optical architecture comprises a refractive cylinder that is movable relative to the incident light. By moving the refractive cylinder, the output light from the refractive cylinder is capable of sweeping through a spatial angle. Examples of the optical architecture can be implemented in an imaging system, such as a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090009843 - Optical beam scanning device, image forming apparatus: An optical beam scanning device that shapes a diverging ray from a light source to be a light beam having a predetermined sectional shape in a pre-deflection optical system 7 including plural optical elements and deflects the light beam shaped by the pre-deflection optical system 7 with a polygon mirror... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090009844 - Scanning optical system, optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: A scanning optical system includes: a light source for emitting a light flux with a wavelength λ; a polygon mirror comprising a plurality of reflection surfaces for deflecting the light flux emitted from the light source for scanning the scanning surface; a light-converging lens group in a two-element structure. The... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090009845 - Microelectromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function: In certain embodiments, a microelectromechanical (MEMS) device comprises a substrate having a top surface, a movable element over the substrate, and an actuation electrode disposed laterally from the reflective surface. The movable element comprises a deformable layer and a reflective element mechanically coupled to the deformable layer. The reflective element... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090009846 - Optical system for a thin, low-chin, projection television: A micro-mirror based projection display system in an enclosure with minimum chin and depth measurements is disclosed. A light source, such as a solid state laser light source, generates light of multiple primary colors that is modulated by a digital micro-mirror device. The projection optics of the system include a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090009847 - Integrated imods and solar cells on a substrate: Embodiments of the present invention relate to interferometric display devices comprising an interferometric modulator and a solar cell and methods of making thereof. In some embodiments, the solar cell is configured to provide energy to the interferometric modulator. The solar cell and the interferometric modulator may be formed above the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090009848 - Enhanced optical readout scheme for a thermal imager employing a reconfigurable spatial light modulator: An apparatus includes a reconfigurable spatial light modulator capable of spatially modulating an incident wavefront responsive to an image formed on the modulator. A light source is configured to direct a coherent illumination light beam towards the modulator such that the modulator produces a modulated outgoing light beam therefrom. A... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent

20090009850 - Gamma correction for adjustable light source: The present invention provides a projection apparatus, that includes: a light source; a light source control unit for controlling the output of the light source; at least one spatial light modulator for modulating the illumination light from the light source by a plurality of pixel elements; and an optical system... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090009851 - Projection apparatus with coherent light source: The present invention discloses a projection apparatus comprising: a light source for emitting illumination light; a mirror device comprising a plurality of mirrors for generating an image by reflecting the illumination light toward a projecting direction by means of a deflecting operation; and a projection optical system which is placed... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090009849 - Spill light removing device: A spill light removing device includes a first blocker which is located perpendicularly to a stream route of light being irradiated from a light source and blocks a stream of light that is incident to the surface of the first blocker, except on a hole formed on the first blocker;... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090009852 - Electrophoretic particles and processes for the production thereof: Polymer-coated pigment particles produced using atom transfer radical polymerization provide electrophoretic media having improved bistability without requiring addition to the electrophoretic fluid of additives which increase switching time.... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20090009853 - Photoconductive metamaterials with tunable index of refraction and frequency: Materials and structures whose index of refraction can be tuned over a broad range of negative and positive values by applying above band-gap photons to a structure with a strip line element, a split ring resonator element, and a substrate, at least one of which is a photoconductive semiconductor material.... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20090009854 - Wavelength conversion devices: A wavelength conversion device 1 has a supporting substrate 2, a wavelength conversion element 17 provided on the supporting substrate 2, separate portions 18, 19 provided on both sides of the wavelength conversion element 17, respectively, and separated from the wavelength conversion element 17, and an adhesive layer 3 bonding... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090009855 - Wide-band optical amplifier: There is provided a wide-band optical amplifying device capable of performing amplification over a wideband in infrared range. The wideband optical amplifier is characterized in that optical amplification is realized by optically exciting a glass or a crystal having bismuth as fluorescent center and that the amplification wavelength is 1000... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090009857 - Optical low-pass filter and imaging apparatus having same: An optical low-pass filter is disposed on a light-receiving surface of an imaging device. The filter has a light-transmitting substrate including at least one birefringent plate and an infrared-cut plate , a dust-proofing layer provided on a light-input surface of the light-transmitting substrate, and an infrared-cut coat layer provided between... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090009856 - Space-variant polarization manipulation of thermal emission: A method for Space-variant polarization manipulation of enhanced nondirectional thermal emission in a narrow spectral peak is disclosed, comprising providing a subwavelength grating irradiating non-directional thermal emission on the grating and discretely controlling the local orientation of the grating.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090009858 - Thermally stable multilayer mirror for the euv spectral range: A multilayer mirror includes a layer sequence arranged on a substrate and a plurality of layer pairs. Each layer pair includes a first layer composed of a first material and a second layer composed of a second material. The first layers and the second layers each have a thickness of... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090009859 - Circular dichroism fluorescent microscope: According to a circular dichroism fluorescent microscope 100, in one embodiment of the present invention, it is possible to analyze, by using a small amount of a sample and directly in a living organism, a high-order structure of the sample such as a biomolecule, for example, protein and the like.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090009860 - Flexible members for moving screens in display systems: For reducing artificial effects, especially the speckle effects, in display systems employing light valves, a movable screen is provided in the display system. The screen motion is enabled by attaching the screen to flexible elements that are connected to non-movable member of the display system.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090009861 - Optical sheet, image display device, and screen for image projector: An optical sheet of the present invention is constituted by a micro-lens array sheet formed with a flat face and a back face having micro lenses aligned laterally and longitudinally and an anisotropic light-absorbing sheet with different light absorbing properties depending on incident angle of incident light entering an incident... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090009862 - Three-dimensional display device and displaying method using the same: A three-dimensional display device includes a display panel displaying first to nth partial images along a circumference; and an n-gonal pyramid mirror including first to nth mirrors at n side surfaces, respectively, of the n-gonal pyramid mirror, wherein the first to nth mirrors reflect the first to nth partial images,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090009863 - Anti-reflection film, method of producing the same, polarizing plate, liquid crystal display: An anti-reflection film is provided and has a transparent support and a low refractive index layer having a lower refractive index than that of the transparent support. The transparent support is produced by casting and drying a dope containing a polymer and a solvent over a belt-shaped support, in which... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090009864 - Layered film fabrication method, layered film defect detection method, layered film defect detection device, layered film, and image display device: Provided are a layered film defect detection device capable of performing defect detection considering irregularities of optical performance of a phase difference layer constituting the layered film without requiring insertion of a new part into an optical path; and a layered film defect detection method. A defect detection device used... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090009865 - Polarizer and display device including polarizer: A polarizer in which parallel transmittance TP is increased and crossed transmittance TC is provided. Instead of arranging a plurality of all metal wires on one plane, a plurality of metal wires is separately formed on at least two different parallel planes, and adjacent meal wires among the plurality of... Agent: Eric Robinson

20090009866 - Optical compensation sheet, polarizing plate and tn-mode liquid crystal display device: p

20090009867 - Optical scanning device and cover glass cleaning mechanism for optical scanning device: The present invention relates to an optical scanning device in which a light beam is incident twice on a deflective reflecting facet and its object is to reduce curvature in scanning line trail or make the curvature substantially zero, or correct scanning line displacement due to the curvature in scanning... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090009868 - Diffraction grating recording medium: A diffraction grating recording medium including a waveguide layer and a grating structure layer is provided. The waveguide layer has a reflective surface and a light incident surface, in which a thickness of the waveguide layer is between 100 nanometers and 2 micrometers, and the reflective surface reflects a light... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090009869 - Reduced loss high efficiency diffractive and associated methods: A sub-wavelength anti-reflective diffractive structure is incorporated with a base diffractive structure having a small period to form a high efficiency diffractive structure. In the high efficiency diffractive structure, the anti-reflective structure and/or the base diffractive structure are altered from their ideal solo structure to provide both the desired performance... Agent: Digital Optics Corporation

20090009870 - Daylighting film and window equipped therewith: The present invention is to provide a daylighting film that can provide incident sunlight from a window to indoor spots such as the ceiling and visibility from the indoors to the outdoors, and can easily be placed on the window, and also to provide the window that is equipped with... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090009872 - Light diffusing sheet: This light diffusing sheet includes a support and a light diffusing layer provided on the support. The light diffusing layer is formed from at least acrylic resin particles, a styrene acrylic copolymer resin binder, and an acrylic resin binder having a glass transition temperature of 30° C. or lower. Weight... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090009871 - System and method for reducing visible speckle in a projection visual display system: The invention provides an apparatus for reducing speckle in a projection visual display (PVD) system, a method of reducing visible speckle in a PVD system and a PVD system incorporating the method or apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a diffuser interposable in an optical path of a PVD... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090009873 - Thin film bulk and surface diffuser: A voided semi-crystalline polymeric integrated optical diffuser film is provided with surface beads. The film is useful when incorporated into a display device such as an LC display.... Agent: Edwin Oh Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials LLC

20090009874 - Vehicle mirror with adjustable reflective properties: A vehicle mirror comprises a lens, a reflective member disposed so as to receive light from the lens, and a support disposed so as to support the lens and the reflective member. A control system is connected to the reflective member and is effective to control the reflection of the... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20090009875 - lens array, a line head and an image forming apparatus using the line head: A lens array, includes: a plurality of lens substrates which include a plurality of lenses arranged in a first direction; and a support member which supports the plurality of lens substrates arranged in the first direction.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090009876 - lens array, a line head and an image forming apparatus using the line head: A lens array, includes: a clear substrate; and a plurality of plastic lens substrates each of which includes a plurality of lenses and which are arranged on at least one of surfaces of the clear substrate.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090009877 - Display optical system and image display apparatus: The display optical system includes first to third surfaces each having at least a reflection function, and a fourth surface having a reflection function and disposed outside an inside area surrounded by the first to third surfaces. The light from an original image passes through the inside area and is... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090009878 - Projection lens, image projection apparatus and optical apparatus: The projection lens that projects a light flux from an object onto a projection surface. The projection lens includes a negative lens unit having a negative optical power, and a correction mechanism that tilts the negative lens unit with respect to an optical axis of the projection lens such that... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090009879 - Light pipe assembly including a plurality of lenses and related projector system: A light pipe assembly includes a lens set and a holder. The lens set includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, and a fourth lens. The first lens has a first surface and a fifth surface adjacent to the first surface. The second lens has a second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090009881 - Control of electrowetting lenses: A control circuit (40) for electrowetting lenses (41, 42) includes a driver circuit (45) for producing a controllable voltage supply (46) and a first (43) and a second (44) voltage modulator, each connected to receive the controllable voltage supply. The first and second voltage modulators are configured to respectively produce... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090009880 - Multi-focal pick-up device for optical storage system and fluid zoom lens thereof: A multi-focal pick-up device for an optical storage system includes a light source and a fluid zoom lens. The fluid zoom lens is disposed along the optical axis of the light source. The fluid zoom lens includes a plurality of fluid layers. The fluid layers are immiscible to each other,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090009882 - Optical system for enhanced vision: An optical system including a vision device wearable by a user for seeing objects in a field of view (FOV), the vision device comprising a front section with a normal distortion of rays passing therethrough, and an anamorphic optical element extending from the front section that distorts rays passing therethrough... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20090009884 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens includes first to third lens groups having negative, positive, and positive refractive powers, respectively. When a lens position state changes from a wide-angle to a telephoto, all lens groups are moved in an optical axis direction so that a distance between the first and second lens groups... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090009883 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a zoom lens including, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090009885 - Integrated asphere design for display: A projection display system and method is provided. One or more light sources, such as solid state lasers, generates light of various colors that is modulated by a spatial light modulator, such as a digital micro-mirror device. The projection optics of the system include a telecentric rear group of lenses... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090009886 - Optical pickup and optical disk device having this pickup: An optical pickup according to the present invention includes a plurality of light sources for emitting a plurality of light beams including first and second light beams of respectively different wavelengths, an objective lens for converging the plurality of light beams, and a grating structure shaped axisymmetrically with respect to... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090009887 - Inverse telephoto with correction lenses: An inverse telephoto with correction lenses comprises five lens elements with refractive power, from the object side to the image side: a first lens element with negative refractive power having a concave image-side surface; a second lens element with positive refractive power having a convex image-side surface; a third lens... Agent: Banger Shia

20090009888 - Imaging lens and imaging device: It is provided that an imaging lens having satisfactory optical performances and being reduced in size and cost. The imaging lens includes in order from an object side, a negative first lens, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, a stop, a positive fourth lens and a negative fifth... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090009889 - Image taking lens:

20090009890 - Optical system and optical apparatus including the same: An optical system includes at least one of a movable lens unit movable in an optical axis direction and a fixed lens unit that is not movable in the optical axis direction. The at least one lens unit includes a plurality of refractive optical elements. The refractive optical elements are... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090009891 - Desk lamp with a separable magnifier: This present invention discloses a desk lamp with a separable magnifier, which comprises a magnifier component and a desk lamp holder. Around the lens of the magnifier component, a plurality of illumination lamps is arranged for illumination. When the power storage module of the magnifier is exhausted, the handle of... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20090009892 - 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

20090009893 - Protecting structure for movable mechanism in a miniature lens: A protecting structure for movable mechanism in a miniature lens is mounted in a housing of a focusing mechanism of the miniature lens and includes an upper cover defining a central opening and fixed in the housing; a lens holder for holding a lens therein; at least one elastic member... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090009894 - Combined prismatic condenser board: A combined prismatic condenser board includes a base having a surface on which a prismatic structure is formed. The prismatic structure includes a plurality of parallel rib-like prisms extending in a longitudinal direction and a plurality of parallel rib-like prisms extending in a lateral direction, which intersect each other. The... Agent: Leong C Lei

20090009895 - Light collecting device for use in a projection apparatus: A light collecting device adapted for a projection apparatus is provided. The light collecting device at least comprises a light collecting rod that has a body, a longitudinal direction, an incident end, and an emergent end. The incident end comprises an incident surface and a reflecting surface, in which the... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090009896 - Mirror for improved visibility of danger zone area on right side of school buses: The present invention relates to a mirror and mirror system which can be used in connection with large vehicles, such as school buses, to provide the driver of such vehicles with the ability to view the entire side of the vehicle. While such vehicles currently include side view mirrors attached... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090009897 - Wide field four mirror telescope using off-axis aspherical mirrors: A telescope has an entrance pupil region; a first concave mirror (M1) belonging to a first rotationally symmetric aspheric surface and reflecting light passing through the entrance pupil region; a second convex mirror (M2) belonging to a second rotationally symmetric aspheric surface and reflecting light reflected by the first mirror;... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.

20090009898 - Compliant border for thin film reflectors: A thin film reflector with a compliant border has been developed. The thin film reflector includes a reflective membrane and a support apparatus that applies a tensile force to the reflective membrane. A compliant border region is located between the reflective membrane and the support apparatus to distribute the tensile... Agent: Bradley Arant Rose & White LLP

20090009899 - Near infrared ray absorbing filter, optical filter for plasma display and plasma display panel: A near infrared ray absorbing filter is a film gained by biaxially oriented polyester having a near infrared ray absorbing agent, and the melting point of this polyester is no higher than 230° C. The optical filter for a plasma display is provided with a near infrared ray blocking layer... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20090009900 - Color filter, optical sensor mounted with color filter, and method for manufacturing same: A color filter is manufactured on each of a plurality of light-receiving elements of an RGB sensor using a plurality of kinds of light-transmitting films having different transmission colors. In such a case, the light-transmitting film that is to be coated next does not uniformly spread across the entire semiconductor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

  
01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090002786 - Directory hologram forming an anchor location of a pattern of stored holograms: A holographic storage drive and control of a holographic storage system are configured to write at least a group of holograms in a predetermined pattern in the holographic storage medium, and to write a directory hologram which relates to the holograms of the group to form an anchor location of... Agent: John H. Holcombe IBM Corporation,IPLaw Dept.

20090002787 - Holographic display devices: This invention relates to electronic devices incorporating a holographic projector. A holographic projection module for a consumer electronic device, the holographic projection module comprising: at least one substantially monochromatic light source (12); a spatial light modulator (24) (SLM) to phase modulate light (22) from said light source to provide a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090002789 - Interferometer: The interferometer of the invention comprises a moving mirror 106 for rotating the direction of an illumination beam on an observed sample 114, and a reference beam interfering with a beam diffracted by the object 114 on a detector 111. The reference beam is tilted relative to the diffracted beam.... Agent: Vincent Lauer

20090002788 - Verification of data storage holograms: A holographic storage drive of a holographic data storage system is configured to write and read holograms with respect to a plurality of locations of a holographic storage medium; and a control is configured to operate the holographic storage drive to write a known image aggregated with data in the... Agent: John H. Holcombe IBM Corporation,IPLaw Dept.

20090002790 - System and method for manipulating and processing materials using holographic optical trapping: An apparatus for manipulating particles (micro, nano, and pico) having one or more characteristics with an optical trap formed by modulating a laser beam with a Diffractive Optical Element (DOE). At least one characteristic of the material is selected; and a laser beam having a selected wavelength corresponding to the... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20090002791 - Optical scanning device, imaging display device, and retinal scanning display: The present invention provides an optical scanning device, an imaging display device and a retinal scanning display which can be further miniaturized. The optical scanning device includes a vertical scanning system for scanning an incident optical flux in a primary direction and a horizontal scanning system for scanning the optical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002792 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a first optical element that converts a cross-section shape of a light beam from a semiconductor laser to a desired shape; a second optical element that guides the light beam output from the first optical element to an optical deflector that deflects the light beam;... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090002793 - Light scanning system and image forming apparatus: A light scanning system and an image forming apparatus including the same, the light scanning system including: one or more light sources to emit light; a deflector to deflect the emitted light; and one or more f-θ lenses to focus the deflected light onto a photosensitive medium, wherein the light... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090002794 - Receiver aperture broadening for scanned beam imaging: A scanning beam assembly includes a beam generator to generate a beam of radiation; at least one reflector configured to deflect the beam across a field of view; and a plurality of multi-mode optical fibers for receiving radiation reflected from the field of view, wherein the optical fibers have end... Agent: Thompson Hine L.L.P. Intellectual Property Group

20090002795 - Micromirror device: A micromirror device includes a micromirror chip, an electrode substrate, and an intermediate spacer sandwiched between the micromirror chip and the electrode substrate and having substantially the same shape as that of the micromirror chip, the intermediate spacer inhibiting the mirror support portion from being deformed by the moving movable... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090002796 - Electrostatic snap-down prevention for membrane deformable mirrors: Voltage-controlled electrostatically actuated membrane deformable mirrors suffer from the potential for excessive voltage to induce an electrostatic snap-down event in which the electrostatic force exceeds the mechanical restoring force of the membrane and the membrane surface collapses onto the electrostatic actuators. We present here low-cost solutions to this problem involving... Agent: Justin Dennis Mansell

20090002797 - Multi-directional camera for a mobile device: Systems and methods for providing a multi-directional camera for a mobile device are disclosed. Embodiments of a system may include a mobile device having a chassis and a multi-directional camera attached to the mobile device. The camera may include two or more camera lenses pointing in different directions and an... Agent: Schubert, Osterrieder & Nickelson, PLLC C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090002798 - Micro electro mechanical systems device: An aspect of the embodiment, a MEMS device includes a rotating unit, a first hinge, a first frame and an actuator. The actuator has a plurality of electrodes for rotating the rotating unit. The first frame has one of the electrodes. A portion of silicon layer by the electrode of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090002799 - Electrochromic mirror: An electrochromic mirror includes an electrically conductive reflective film capable of reflecting light that is incident thereto and having electrical conductivity in which plural fine penetration holes are formed, an electrochromic film that is provided at a side of the electrically conductive reflective film at which the light is incident... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090002800 - Electrochromic mirror: An electrochromic mirror includes an electrochromic film, an electrically conductive reflective film formed at one thickness direction side of the electrochromic film, an electrically conductive film provided at one thickness direction side of the electrochromic film and at a side of the electrically conductive reflective film that is opposite from... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090002801 - Electrochromic mirror: An electrochromic mirror includes a transparent electrode film, an electrochromic film formed at one thickness direction side of the transparent electrode film, a light reflective film that reflects light that has transmitted through the transparent electrode film and the electrochromic film, a lithium ion transmissive film provided between the electrochromic... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090002803 - Electrochromic device having an improved fill port plug: An electrochromic device including: (a) a first substantially transparent substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; (b) a second substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; (c) an electrochromic medium contained within a chamber positioned between the first and second substrates which includes: (1) a solvent; (2) an... Agent: King & Partners, PLC F/b/o/ Gentex Corporation

20090002802 - Organic-inorganic composite material and method for producing the same, and functional electrode and functional device: The present invention provides an organic-inorganic composite material containing a metal oxide, and a functional organic material located on the metal oxide, wherein the functional organic material and the metal oxide are bound via a silanol bond. An aspect that the silanol bond is formed by reacting a silane coupling... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090002804 - Electromechanical device treatment with water vapor: Methods, devices, and systems provide MEMS devices exhibiting at least one of reduced stiction, reduced hydrophilicity, or reduced variability of certain electrical characteristics using MEMS devices treated with water vapor. The treatment is believed to form one or more passivated surfaces on the interior and/or exterior of the MEMS devices.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090002805 - Projection display system including a high fill ratio silicon spatial light modulator: A display system includes a light source and a first optical system coupled to the light source and adapted to provide an illumination beam along an illumination path. The display system also includes a spatial light modulator positioned in the illumination path. The spatial light modulator includes a semiconductor substrate... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090002806 - Portable electronic device having an electro wetting display illuminated by quantum dots: A portable electronic device (510) having a self illuminating display (200, 202, 204, 206, 300, 512) that reduces both the thickness of known displays and processing steps in the fabrication thereof is provided. The portable electronic device (510) includes an electrowetting display (200, 202, 204, 206, 300, 512) having a... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (mot)

20090002807 - Fluid focus lens to isolate or trap small particulate matter: Beam manipulation member for use in an optical tweezers system, the beam manipulation member comprising at least one optical element, being controllably deformable in order to act on a laser beam in response to signals coming from the optical tweezers system. The beam manipulation member may be used to change... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090002808 - Nonlinear chirped pulse fiber amplifier with pulse compression: A chirped-pulse fiber amplification method and system operates with large nonlinear phase shifts (as large as ˜20π or more). In this regime, the pulse spectrum is modified by strong self-phase modulation and gain shaping. With large-enough nonlinear phase shift, substantial spectral broadening occurs. The amplified spectrum can therefore be much... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.

20090002809 - Glass plate having thin film formed thereon: There are provided a glass plate having a thin film formed thereon that can reduce a change in reflection color caused by a change in angle to a glass plate surface on which a thin film is formed, and reduce the change in reflection color even if an uneven thin... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090002810 - Sheet type phosphors, preparation method thereof, and light emitting devices using these phosphors: The present invention relates to a sheet type phosphor used for a light source absorbing blue/near ultraviolet light and emitting visible light, wherein the phosphor is obtained by molding a phosphor alone or a mixture of the phosphor and a light transmissive ceramic material in the shape of a sheet,... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090002811 - Microscopic image capturing device: The present invention relates to a microscopic image capturing apparatus having a structure that, in scanning an imageable area of an imaging unit in a predetermined direction in an imaging object area, in which a sample is present, can reliably set a focal point of the imaging unit on each... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090002812 - Microscope with centered illumination: A microscope comprising a main objective having a variable focal length and comprising an illuminating unit including a light source and an illuminating optical system for generating an illuminating beam path directed onto the object plane and extending outside the main objective. A unit is provided for centering the illumination... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20090002813 - Microscope with centered illumination: A microscope comprising a main objective having a variable focal length and comprising an illuminating unit including a light source and an illuminating optical system for generating an illuminating beam path directed onto the object plane and extending outside the main objective. A unit is provided for centering the illumination... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20090002814 - Microscope with centered illumination: A microscope comprising a main objective including a lens assembly movable in the direction of the optical axis of the main objective for focal length variation and comprising an illuminating unit with an illumination deflector element for generating an illuminating beam path directed onto an object plane and extending outside... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20090002815 - Accessory for attenuated total internal reflective (atr) spectroscopy: An accessory for use with a microscope arranged to carry out ATR measurements has a support (40) which can be fixed to the moveable stage (20) of the microscope. A mounting member (100) is carried by the support (40). A sample supporting member (60) is disposed below the location of... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP P2021

20090002816 - Selective reflecting for laser projector: A projection screen for selectively reflecting light from a front projector. The screen includes an etalon coating structure with a first layer of reflective material, a second layer of dielectric material, and a third layer of partially reflective semiconductor material. The projection screen produces a reflection having an asymmetric-shaped response... Agent: Bose Corporation C/o Donna Griffiths

20090002817 - Transmission screen: A transmission screen through which an observer can see the side of the screen opposite to the observer side, and which has a sufficient viewing angle is provided. The transmission screen is a transmission screen 1 having a light diffusing layer 2 comprising a transparent binder and light diffusing elements... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090002818 - Rear surface projection type screen and rear surface projection type display device: There are provided a rear projection screen and a rear projection display apparatus capable of achieving a large lenticular pitch Lp and a high pitch ratio Gp/Lp and suppressing moire. The rear projection screen includes a plurality of pixels with an outer edge having a rhombus shape inclined with respect... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090002819 - Multiview autostereoscopic display device and multiview autostereoscopic display method: A method and apparatus for displaying a multiview autostereoscopic image are provided. The apparatus, for displaying an autostereoscopic image, includes: a light source unit; and a display panel which displays an image by modulating light from the light source unit and having a plurality of pixel groups, wherein each of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090002820 - Antireflection film, manufacturing method of antireflection film, hard coat film, polarizing plate and display: An antireflection film comprising a hard coat layer and an antireflection layer on at least one side of a transparent resin film, wherein the hard coat layer contains a polyoxyethylene oleyl ether compound and an actinic ray curable resin.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090002821 - Antireflection film, producing method of antireflection film, polarizing plate and display device: Disclosed is an antireflection film having an antireflection layer excellent in chemical resistance, surface hardness and wet-heat-resistant adhesion. Also disclosed are a method for producing such an antireflection film, a polarizing plate using such an antireflection film, and a display. Specifically disclosed is an antireflection film which comprises a hard... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090002822 - Variable reflectance mirrors and windows: Various structures for variable reflectance rearview mirrors and variable transmittance windows are disclosed. One embodiment pertains to the provision of a polarized reflector in a rearview mirror. Another embodiment pertains to the provision of a switchable cholesteric liquid crystal element in a window. Yet another embodiment pertains to the provision... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090002824 - Optical part, optical unit and display apparatus: An optical part includes a panel cover to be attached around a display area of a display element, a holder holding an optical element, a spring pressing the holder against the panel cover in order to place and rotatably attach the holder to the panel cover one over another, and... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090002823 - Permanently-affixed lens cap: A permanently-affixed lens cap is presented here. This is a lens cap which one does not have to separate from the camera, to use the camera. Unlike the existing lens caps which clip on the front, and are then removed, these caps remain on the front of the lens practically... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting

20090002825 - Image stabilizer: An image stabilizer of the present invention is provided with a lens module 101 that holds a lens and an imaging element, an inner frame that turnably supports the lens module 101, and driving portion that turns the lens module 101 relative to the inner frame 11, with the driving... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090002826 - Lens barrel: There is provided a lens barrel including: a rear barrel to which an imaging device is attachable, an imaging optical system leading a subject image to the imaging device, and an image blur correcting unit moving a shift lens forming the imaging optical system in a plane perpendicular to an... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090002827 - Lens barrel: There is provided a lens barrel including an imaging optical system, and an image blur correction unit moving a shift lens forming the imaging optical system in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis of the imaging optical system. The image blur correction unit includes a second movable body holding... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090002828 - Stabilized mirror system for a handheld laser pointer: A hand-held laser pointer is disclosed wherein the laser beam is isolated from unwanted hand tremor motions of the laser pointer housing. A laser beam is directed toward a pair of passively inertially stabilized mirrors disposed within the housing that are biased to a neutral position by a spring and... Agent: Michael G. Petit

20090002829 - Imaging device, camera module, and mobile terminal apparatus: An imaging device is provided and includes: an imaging element that outputs an imaging signal based on an optical image; and a diffractive optical element disposed on an image formation surface side of the imaging element.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090002830 - Dichroic filter: A first multilayer film filter 2 is formed on one side of a transparent substrate 1, e.g., glass, and a second multilayer film filter 3 is formed on the other side. The multilayer film filter 2 is a low pass filter, and the multilayer film filter 3 is a high... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090002832 - Antiglare film and transmissive liquid crystal display: An antiglare film satisfies both (1) high antiglare property in the front direction and (2) absence of white blurring. One embodiment of the invention is an antiglare film provided with an antiglare layer on a transparent substrate, wherein the antiglare layer has a rugged structure on the surface opposite to... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090002831 - Glare-proofing optical laminate: An anti-dazzling laminate made of an optical laminate including a light transparent base material and an anti-dazzling layer having a concavoconvex shape provided on the material. The laminate simultaneously satisfies formulae: 0≦G100≦15 (I), 0.1≦Hs≦5.0 (II), 0.3≦Rz≦1.8 (III) wherein G100 represents a scintillation value which is a standard deviation of a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090002833 - Optical system and method for shaping a profile of a laser beam: An optical system for shaping an incoming beam having a divergence with an angular distribution at least in a first direction comprises at least one angle selective optical element for clipping the angular distribution in the at least first direction. The approach according to the present invention bases on using... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090002834 - Device for homogenizing light: A device for homogenizing light contains at least one optically functional surface through which light to be homogenized can pass and a plurality of concave and convex cylindrical lenses which are disposed in an alternating fashion one next to the other on the at least one optically functional surface. The... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090002835 - Method for lens performance optimization using electronic aberration correction: A method for optimizing cost and performance in a lens assembly is disclosed. The method relaxes the constraints of optically correcting lateral chromatic aberration and distortion on the lens assembly and instead electronically corrects for lateral chromatic aberration and distortion. As a result the lens assembly transmissivity and MTF improve... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090002837 - Line beam illumination optical system: A line beam illustration optical system is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the line beam illustration optical system can include a first lens, emitting a beam of light incident from a light source in a first direction; a second lens, converging the beam of light,... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090002836 - Methods and apparatus for a highly collimated light collection arrangement: A method for optical interrogation of plasma during plasma processing in a plasma processing chamber is provided. The method includes providing an optical viewport. The method also includes providing a collimator arrangement. The collimator arrangement is configured with a plurality of collimators, wherein a first collimator of the plurality of... Agent: Ipsg, P.C.

20090002838 - Varifocal lens device: A first liquid and a second liquid are sealed in a cell, and the first liquid and the second liquid are not mixed with each other, and have different refractive indexes, with the interface of the two liquids being remained stationary by an edge portion of a movable opening member... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090002839 - Bifocal imaging optical system and imaging apparatus: A configuration where a first group having a positive refractive power and a positive second group having a positive refractive power are placed sequentially from the object side is basically used. As the first group, a wide-angle first group and a telephoto first group are selectively switched over to be... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090002840 - Zoom lens and imaging system using the same: The invention relates to a zoom lens that enables an optical path to be easily bent by a reflecting optical element, has a wide-angle design and high optical performance as represented by a high zoom ratio of about 3.4, is extremely slimmed down in the depth direction, and costs less.... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090002843 - Zoom lens: In the zoom lens, the second lens group includes at least one surface that is an aspheric surface, and during changing magnification, the second lens group, the third lens group, and the fourth lens group are respectively capable of moving independently, with the position of the aperture moving along a... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090002841 - Zoom lens system, optical apparatus, and method for zooming: Providing a zoom lens system having excellent optical performance, an optical apparatus, and a method for zooming the zoom lens system. The zoom lens system includes, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, and... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090002842 - Zoom lens, image pickup apparatus and digital equipment: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side thereof: a first lens group having a negative optical power and comprising a reflection optical element; a second lens group having a positive optical power; a third lens group having a negative optical power; a fourth lens group having a... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090002844 - Zoom lens system, optical apparatus, and method for zooming: Providing a zoom lens system having excellent optical performance, an optical apparatus, and a method for zooming the zoom lens system. The zoom lens system includes, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, and... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090002845 - Zoom lens: The invention relates to a zoom lens which, albeit being of simplified construction, makes sure brightness and holds back fluctuations of astigmatism, and facilitates making sure being fast and the angle of view and the zoom ratio at the wide-angle end. The zoom lens comprises a first group G1 of... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090002846 - Zoom lens, image pickup apparatus and digital equipment: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a negative optical power and including a reflection optical element; a second lens group having a positive optical power; a third lens group having a negative optical power; a fourth lens group having a positive optical power; and, a fifth lens... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090002847 - Lens barrel and imaging device: A collapsible lens barrel is provided, including a mechanism capable of reliably inhibiting rotation of a rotational barrel even if any impact is applied thereto, for example, due to a fall with the barrel being extended. When the rotational barrel is pressed upon a fixed member due to impact in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090002848 - Light receiver and fresnel lens used therein: A light receiver comprises a Fresnel lens for collecting light signals, and a light receiving element disposed closer to the Fresnel lens than the focal point of the Fresnel lens for receiving the light signals collected by the Fresnel lens. The Fresnel lens comprises a lens surface group having a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

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20090002850 - Color image readout lens and color image readout apparatus: A color image readout lens comprises, in order from an object side: a first group comprising a positive lens convex toward the object side and a biconcave negative lens; a stop; a second group comprising one diffractive optical element that has at least one flat surface and has a diffractive... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090002851 - Sub-micron adjustable mount for supporting a component and method: An optical assembly includes a light path and at least one optic to be positioned in the path. A support arrangement supports the optic having a foot arrangement including at least one foot that receives a direct manipulation with the foot slidingly engaged against a support surface to move the... Agent: Emcore Corporation

20090002852 - Assembling method for image device: An assembling method for an image device includes the following steps: assembling a lens to a body of the image device; assembling a housing having an opening to the body; applying an adhesive to a back of the lens ring or the rim around the periphery of the opening; and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090002853 - Lens module and method for assembling same: A lens module includes: a lens barrel, a first lens, a second lens and a transparent adhesive layer. The first and second lenses are received in the lens barrel, and a clear aperture of the first lens is equal to and in alignment with that of the second lens. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090002854 - Precision mechanical-optical system and method for producing a composite from optical elements held individually in mounts: In a precision mechanical-optical system, there is the problem of guaranteeing, for the production of a composite made from a plurality of mounted optical lenses, the mutual alignment of the optical axes during assembly and high strength of the composite after assembly with low expense in terms of equipment. Flanges... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department

20090002855 - Thermally controlled solid immersion lens fixture: Embodiments allow for uniform die cooling or heating with a solid immersion lens equipped microscope over a larger temperature range than is currently attainable using liquid coolant. The SIL tip is insulated from the rest of the objective body to realize a controllable temperature. This thermal control may be done... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090002856 - Method and apparatus for internally zeroing a sight: A sight includes a housing with first and second openings, and includes an optics section that is disposed within the housing, that has image erecting optics and eyepiece optics, and that optically influences radiation received through the first opening from a scene, so as to deliver through the second opening... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090002857 - Prism and optical device: A prism (10) is in the form of a polygonal prism and has a first optical surface (11), a second optical surface (12) and a third optical surface (13) formed on different surfaces of the prism. A light entrance region (11a) is provided at the center of the first optical... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090002858 - Color filter and liquid crystal display device: A color filter includes red, green and blue filter segments and is adapted to be used in a liquid crystal display device using, as a light source, a white LED having specified spectral properties. The red filter segment has a 50% transmittance wavelength within a range of 595 to 610... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

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