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20090051986 - Security holograms: This invention relates to improved techniques for using holograms to provide security for documents and the like. A method of providing a tamper-resistant pattern in association with a hologram on a substrate, the method comprising: preparing a hologram, said hologram being recorded in a photosensitive recording layer carried by a... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090051988 - Holographic recording medium and holographic recording apparatus: A holographic recording medium includes at least two substrates, and a recording layer provided between the substrates. The recording layer has a property such that an average refractive index lowers as irradiation with a beam proceeds. In the recording layer, an optical compensation rate C that is defined by C=(1−(n2/n1))/α... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090051987 - Method and arrangement for producing a hologram: A method and arrangement for producing a hologram of an object uses light, having photon packets, to illuminate the object and to serve as a reference light. Each photon packet includes a plurality of photons correlated in a quantum-mechanical manner and jointly form a multi-photon Fock state. Some of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090051989 - Sighting device: A sighting device couples a sight mark into a viewing beam path and is especially for a handheld weapon (2), a bow or a pump gun. The sighting device includes an optical component (6) having a first optical coupling element (8) for coupling the sight mark from a sight mark... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20090051990 - Phase mask for holographic data storage: According to the invention, the phase mask has a plurality of phase cells, whose size is equal to an integer multiple of the size of the pixels of a spatial light modulator of the apparatus. The phase cells have a phase variation on sub-cell scale, which is inverse for essentially... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC
20090051991 - Optical beam scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: An optical beam scanning beam apparatus includes: a light source that emits one or more light fluxes; an optical beam deflecting device that deflects the light flux, which is emitted from the light source, to an scanned object in a main scanning direction; and an aperture part provided between the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090051992 - Oscillator device, optical deflecting device and method of controlling the same: Disclosed is an oscillator device that includes an oscillating system having a first oscillator, a second oscillator, a first torsion spring for connecting the first and second oscillators each other, and a second torsion spring being connected to the second oscillator and having a common torsional axis with the first... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090051993 - Optical scanning projector apparatus: An optical scanning projector apparatus includes a light emitting element array having a plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a row in a first direction for emitting light according to display data; a light scanning unit for scanning light of the light emitting elements in a second direction perpendicular... Agent: Takeuchi & Kubotera, LLP
20090051994 - Optical beam scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: An optical beam scanning apparatus and an image forming apparatus having the optical beam scanning apparatus are provided. The optical beam scanning apparatus includes a light source; a pre-deflection optical system; an optical beam deflecting device; a sensor; and a post-deflection optical system. An exit surface of the imaging lens... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090051995 - Linear optical scanner: A device for linear scanning including a mirror roof structure. The mirror roof structure includes a roof prism with at least two reflecting surfaces or at least two mirror surfaces. The reflecting surfaces of the roof prism or the two mirror surfaces are mutually perpendicular reflecting surfaces intersecting in a... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis, PC
20090051996 - Optical beam scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: An optical beam scanning apparatus of the present invention includes a body housing; a light source that emits one or more light fluxes; a pre-deflection optical system; an optical beam deflecting device; a sensor that detects a portion of the light flux deflected by the optical beam deflecting device; a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20090051997 - Laser radar and beam irradiation apparatus therefor: A laser radar according to an embodiment of the invention includes a beam irradiation head which emits a laser beam and a control circuit which controls the beam irradiation head to perform scan in a two-dimensional direction with the laser beam. In the laser radar, the beam irradiation head includes... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090051998 - Optical scanning apparatus and method for adjusting the same: An optical scanning apparatus includes a light source having a light-emitting point; a light-beam converting unit configured to convert a state of a light beam emitted from the light-emitting point of the light source into another state; a deflecting unit configured to deflect and scan the light beam emitted from... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090051999 - Optical tweezers controlling device: An optical tweezers controlling device including a light source, an objective lens and a focus adjusting unit is provided. The focus adjusting unit disposed between the light source and the objective lens includes a mirror set and a zoom lens set. The mirror set has at least a mirror. The... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090052000 - Image forming device: There is provided an image forming device. The image forming device includes: a light source for emitting light; a liquid lens configured to allow a focal point of the liquid lens to be adjusted and which focuses the light on an imaging plane; and drive means for driving the liquid... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090052001 - Electro-optic device and electronic apparatus: An electro-optic device includes a shift register and another circuit. Source and drain regions of transistors in the shift register contain the same kind of impurity as that contained in the source and drain regions of transistors in the other circuit and contain a higher concentration of the impurity than... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090052002 - Electropolymerization of enhanced electrochromic (ec) polymer film: Devices including EC monomers polymerized using chronoamperometry to deposit a very thin homogeneous layer followed by cyclic voltammetry to increase the density of the EC polymer film. Another aspect of the present invention is directed to specific web like configurations for a grid of conductive material deposited onto a transparent... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20090052003 - Mirror reflective element assembly: A reflective element assembly for a mirror assembly of a vehicle includes a reflective element substrate and a conductive trace or layer disposed at a rear surface of the reflective element substrate. A non-conductive layer is applied at the conductive layer and covers at least a portion of the conductive... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090052004 - Ionic colored liquid and image display apparatus using the same: An ionic colored liquid according to the present invention moves with a voltage application, and contains as principal components at least a coloring material whose base material is a pigment, and an ambient temperature molten salt combining a cation and an anion. The coloring material has a mean volume particle... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090052005 - Electronic electrochromic device and method: A solid-state electronic electrochromic device (ECD) operates electronically rather than relying on the ionic motion that is common in electrochromic devices. The electronic ECD has at least one active layer sandwiched between two electrodes. The active layer is made of mixed metal oxides and may be made of a mixture... Agent: David Kiewit
20090052006 - Flexible panel based on electrochromic polymers: A flexible electrochromic (EC) panel that is usable for a display device or for other applications in which at least a region of the panel is selectively caused to change opacity. An exemplary EC panel includes an electrochromic working layer or electrode formed of a PProDOT-Me2 polymer film that is... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20090052007 - Reflective magnetic display: A reflective magnetic display includes a magnetic material layer region formed between front and rear substrates, wherein the magnetic material layer region has magnetic particles that reflect or absorb incident light when magnetic moments are randomly oriented and reflect or transmit the incident light in, accordance with polarization of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090052008 - Optical modulator: A micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS) electro optical modulator (2) having an electrically tuneable optical resonator comprising an asymmetric Fabry-Perot etalon incorporating a mirror (10) resiliency biased with respect to a substrate (13) and moveable in relation thereto in response to a voltage applied there-between. The optical modulator (2) is capable of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090052009 - Non-linear optical device sensitive to green laser: A non-linear optical device comprising a polymer configured to be photorefractive upon irradiation by a green laser. The polymer comprises a repeating unit including a moiety selected from the group consisting of the structures (M-1), (M-2) and (M-3), as defined herein.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090052010 - Apparatus for providing multiple independently controllable beams from a single laser output beam and delivering the multiple beams via optical fibers: An output beam from a laser is directed into an acousto-optic cell. The acousto-optic cell is driven by RF voltages at four different frequencies. A portion of the laser output beam is diffracted by the acousto-optic cell at four different angles to the laser output beam. This provides four secondary... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP
20090052011 - All-optical, continuously tunable, pulse delay generator using wavelength conversion and dispersion: A technique for generating variable pulse delays uses one or more nonlinear-optical processes such as cross-phase modulation, cross-gain modulation, self-phase modulation, four-wave mixing or parametric mixing, combined with group-velocity dispersion. The delay is controllable by changing the wavelength and/or power of a control laser. The delay is generated by introducing... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.
20090052012 - Optical antenna array for harmonic generation, mixing and signal amplification: An optical antenna collects, modifies and emits energy at light wavelengths. Linear conductors sized to correspond to the light wavelengths are used. Nonlinear junctions of small dimension are used to rectify an alternating waveform induced upon the conductors by the lightwave electromagnetic energy. The optical antenna and junctions are effective... Agent: Donald N. Halgren
20090052014 - Solid-state light source based illumination apparatus and projection system having same: An exemplary illumination apparatus for use in a projection system includes a number of solid-state light sources and first non-imaging collection optics, a power coupler, an optical amplifier, and a second non-imaging collection optic. The solid-state light sources are configured to generate light of a predetermined wavelength. Each first non-imaging... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052013 - Thz wave generator: A THz-wave generator, for inputting a laser beam from a light source unit A including a laser source to a THz-wave generating element D, and generating a THz-wave (fT) from the THz-wave generating element, wherein a light circulating unit including an SSB optical modulator, and wavelength selecting means C are... Agent: Chapman And Cutler
20090052015 - Method for acquiring spectrum shape of a gain flattening filter in an optical amplifier: Wherein Gain(λ) refers to the spectral function of gain, x is Δ′inv/Δinv which refers to change of population inversion level, and L′ is set as proportion of doped fiber length. Gain spectrums of the doped optical fiber with various fiber length can be acquired by measuring spectrum shapes at two... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20090052016 - Double-pass fiber amplifier: Several examples of double-pass fiber amplifiers including a polarization maintaining (PM) gain-fiber are disclosed. In each example, input and twice-amplified output are separated by an all-fiber, polarization-maintaining polarization splitter combiner. In one example, light is first passed through a gain fiber in a first polarization direction and then is passed... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP
20090052018 - Compact two-element infrared objective lens and ir or thermal sight for weapon having viewing optics: A compact objective lens is disclosed which is particularly suitable for infrared optical systems. The lens features a simple design with only two lens elements, namely a first lens element receiving incident radiation and having front and rear surfaces, and a second lens element receiving incident radiation from the first... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090052019 - Imaging interferometric microscopy: Exemplary embodiments provide an image interferometric microscope (IIM) and methods for image interferometric microscopy. The disclosed IIM can approach the linear systems limits of optical resolution by using a plurality of off-axis illuminations to access high spatial frequencies along with interferometric reintroduction of a zero-order reference beam on the low-NA... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP
20090052020 - Stereoscopic microscope with high numerical aperture: The invention is directed to a telescope-type stereomicroscope which is outfitted with an objective and two magnification changers which are arranged downstream of the objective. The invention provides a telescope-type stereomicroscope in which the light coming from an object that is being examined enters the objective, two light bundles of... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20090052021 - Microscopic cell observation and inspection system using a plurality of observation methods: The invention relates to a microscopic cell observation and inspection system that uses a total internal reflection cell illuminator that is capable of freely changing an observation position without recourse to any special slide glass, makes sure high SN-ratio observation and facilitates sample manipulation, thereby making high-sensitivity, fast detection of... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20090052022 - Operating unit for optical imaging devices: The invention relates to an operator-controlled device (2) for optical imaging systems, in particular for microscopes, equipped with operator-controlled elements (5, 6, 7) for inputting settings relating to the imaging of an object (3) to be observed. The operator-controlled device (2) further includes a display device for pregiven desired adjustment... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20090052023 - Dual field of view sighting system: A dual field of view sighting system uses liquid crystals, flip-polarizers and/or flip-mirrors to select between at least two fields of view.... Agent: Koppel, Patrick & Heybl
20090052024 - Clip-on night vision device: A night viewer (10) is adaptable to generate an enhanced image suitable for viewing through an optical scope (16). An input end (18) of the viewer (10) receives the image to be enhanced through an objective lens (20). An image enhancing unit (22) enhances the image. The enhanced image is... Agent: Marsteller & Associates, P. C.
20090052025 - Lens sheet, process for producing the same, and resin composition for transfer material: To provide a lenticular lens sheet having a fine light shielding pattern that has high color reproducibility. [MEANS FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS] The above problem can be solved by a lenticular lens sheet, in which the average primary particle diameter of carbon black contained in a light shielding layer is not... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090052027 - Spacial image display: When a two-dimensional display section including a plurality of pixels of p colors and a lenticular lens slanted with respect to a pixel array are combined to emit a plurality of light rays corresponding to a plurality of viewing angles into space by surface segmentation at the same time. Moreover,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090052026 - Stereoscopic image display apparatus: It is made possible to provide a stereoscopic image display apparatus capable of preventing the stereoscopic display characteristics from being degraded even if the locus of light rays between the lens and the two-dimensional display device becomes long. A stereoscopic image display apparatus includes: a plane display device having a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090052028 - Optical film, method of producing the same, and image display apparatus using the optical film: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical film capable of contributing to reduction in thickness, preventing uneven heating, and favorably preventing light leak in black display, and an image display apparatus using such an optical film. An optical film of the present invention includes a polarizer,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090052029 - Functional films formed by highly oriented deposition of nanowires: Optical films formed by deposition of highly oriented nanowires and methods of aligning suspended nanowires in a desired direction by flow-induced shear force are described.... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20090052030 - Wire-grid polarizer and process for producing the same: A process for producing a wire-grid polarizer, comprising a step of coating a supporting substrate with a photocurable composition, a step of pressing a mold having a plurality of parallel grooves at a constant pitch against the photocurable composition so that the grooves contact with the photocurable composition, a step... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090052031 - Polarization conversion element and method for manufacturing the same: A polarization conversion element includes: a plurality of light transmitting substrates sequentially bonded at a plurality of inclined planes thereof that form an angle of approximately 45° with respect to a light incident face and a light emitting face being approximately parallel to the light incident face; a retardation plate... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090052032 - Optical film, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display: An optical film is provided and includes a transparent polymer film. The optical film has at least an A1 value defined by Re (450)/Re (550) of from 0.10 to 0.95 and A2 value defined by Re (650)/Re (550) of from 1.01 to 1.50. Re (λ) represents the retardation value of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090052033 - Analyzer, method for cleaning photometry mechanism in such analyzer, and cleaning tool: The present invention relates to an analyzer (1) including a photometry mechanism (6) for photometrically analyzing a reagent pad of an analytical tool to which a sample is applied, and a table (4) including a placing portion (41) at which the analytical tool is to be placed. The light emitting... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090052035 - Lens barrier mechanism: According to one embodiment, a lens barrier mechanism includes four barrier blades for opening/closing an opening for a lens. The driving force of a gear arm is transmitted, via a torsion spring, to a ring cam for opening/closing the barrier blades. The torsion spring includes a coil wound on the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090052034 - Lens protection device: A lens cover device for a camera lens, particularly suited for use with a telephoto lens and hood assembly, comprises a disk-like body member having a plurality of retention members. The retention members provide friction within the filter-thread region of the camera lens. A large handle attached to one face... Agent: Peter A. Haas, Esquire
20090052036 - Prism sheet and liquid crystal display device using the same: An exemplary prism sheet according to a preferred embodiment includes a light input surface, a light output surface and a plurality of triangular pyramidal optical elements. The light output surface is opposite to the light input surface. The plurality of triangular pyramidal optical elements are formed at the light output... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052037 - Optical device stabilizer: A stabilizer for an optical device that forms part of an electronic device may include a platform that has an optical device mounted thereon. A gimbal mount may retain the platform so that the platform is pivotal about a first axis and the gimbal mount being further pivotal about a... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090052038 - Apparatus and method for changing optical tweezers: An apparatus and a method for changing optical tweezers are provided. The apparatus includes a diffractive optical element (DOE), a mask unit and an objective lens. The DOE includes a plurality of phase delay patterns. The mask unit includes a plurality of mask patterns that correspond to the phase delay... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090052039 - Optical device: An optical device comprises a first optical system, a second optical system, a shading unit, and a diffraction grating. The first optical system transforms incident light to parallel light. The second optical system transforms incident light to parallel light. An optical axis of the second optical system is different from... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090052040 - Diffractive optical element: A diffractive optical element 10 is constituted by sandwiching and closely bonding first and second optical element components 13, 14 which have different refractive indices and are adhered via a relief pattern 20, between third and fourth optical element components 11, 12.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090052041 - Anti-reflection film and polarizing plate using the same: An anti-reflection (AR) film has a transparent substrate film; a hard coat layer which is formed on one surface of the transparent substrate film; and an AR layer which is formed on the hard coat layer. And the AR layer has a four-layer stacked structure of alternate high and low... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090052042 - Light tunnel structure and manufacturing method thereof: A light tunnel structure includes a plurality of reflecting plates and an impervious layer. The reflecting plates are connected to each other to form a light tunnel. An end surface of each reflecting plate and an end surface of the adjacent reflecting plate of the two adjacent reflecting plates form... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090052043 - Anti-glare optical multilayer body: An optical laminate having a light transparent base material and an anti-dazzling layer provided on the light transparent base material, wherein the outermost surface of the anti-dazzling layer has a concavoconvex surface. The concavoconvex shape simultaneously satisfies the following formulae (I) 1.2≦θa≦2.5 and (II) 0.004≦ψ≦0.18, wherein θa represents the average... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090052044 - Erecting equal-magnification lens array plate, image sensor unit, and image reading device: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a stack of a plurality lens array plates built such that pairs of corresponding lenses form a coaxial lens system, where each lens array plate is formed with a plurality of convex lenses on both surfaces of the plate. The plate receives light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090052045 - Film, backlight displays, and methods for making the same: In one embodiment a film can comprises a surface comprising a plurality of prism structures. Each prism structure has a lateral modulation in the w direction of less than or equal to ±20% of an average pitch of the prism structures. The plurality of prism structures can have a variation... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090052046 - Light guide optical device: The invention provides an optical device, including a light-transmitting substrate, optical means for coupling light into the substrate by total internal reflection, and a plurality of partially reflecting surfaces carried by the substrate, characterized in that the partially reflecting surfaces are parallel to each other and are not parallel to... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20090052047 - Substrate-guided imaging lens: There is provided an optical system, including a substrate having a major surface and edges, an optical element for coupling light into the substrate by total internal reflection, a reflecting surface carried by the substrate, a retardation plate and a reflecting optical element. The retardation plate is located between a... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20090052048 - Distributed refractive index lens and method for manufacturing the same: A distributed refractive index lens and method of producing the lens are disclosed. The lens has a plurality of areas having refractive index distributions, and includes a plate-like member containing polysilane. The refractive index distribution of these areas is a distribution that includes a change in a refractive index in... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20090052049 - Fluidic optical devices: A fluidic optical device, systems utilizing fluidic optical devices, methods for manufacturing fluidic optical devices and actuators are disclosed.... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20090052050 - Wide-angle lenses: The present invention provides new projection schemes for wide angle imaging lenses rotationally symmetric about optical axis wherein the field of view of lenses and the size of image sensors are directly reflected without any reference to the effective focal length of the lenses. This invention also provides explicit examples... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20090052051 - Optical system, imaging apparatus, and method for forming image by the optical system: Providing an optical system having excellent optical performance with sufficiently correcting spherical aberration and curvature of field, an imaging apparatus, and a method for forming an image by the optical system. The optical system includes a plurality of lens groups, at least one of the plurality of lens groups having... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090052052 - Zoom lens and image-capture device: A zoom lens includes a plurality of lens groups having at least first, second and third lens groups arranged in order from an object side. The first lens group has a positive refractive power which is firmly secured when the magnification is changed, the second lens group has a negative... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090052053 - Imaging optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: z
20090052054 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a lens group having an optical axis associated therewith, a fixed barrel and a rotatable barrel receives the fixed barrel. The fixed barrel has the lens group received therein and has a plurality of projections extending radially from the outer surface of the fixed barrel. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052055 - Projection lens with high resolution and reduced overall length: An exemplary projection lens includes, in this order from the magnification side to the minification side thereof, a negative lens group of negative fraction power, and a positive lens group of positive fraction power. The projection lens satisfies the formulas of: −2.5<F1/F<−1.5; and 1.3<F2/F<1.5, where F1, F2, and F respectively... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052056 - Optical element molding method and optical element: A molding material is heated and pressed plural times when molded is an optical element having a radius of curvature smaller than a radius of a sphere having the same volume as the optical element. When such an optical element is molded, a closed space is formed between a molding... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090052057 - Wide angle lens module and vehicle vision system: A wide angle lens module includes a first lens and a second lens with negative refracting power, a third lens and a fourth lens with positive refracting power, a fifth lens with negative refracting power, a sixth lens with positive refracting power, and a seventh lens with negative refracting power.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052058 - Optical element molding method and optical element: An optical element is molded by placing at least two glass materials between a pair of molding dies having optical-function transfer surfaces, a total volume of the two glass materials being same as that of the optical element, the two glass materials being made of a same material and being... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090052059 - Wide-angle lens module and endoscope: A wide-angle lens module includes a first lens and a second lens with negative refracting power, a third lens with positive refracting power, a fourth lens with negative refracting power, a fifth lens with positive refracting power, a sixth lens with positive refracting power, and a seventh lens with negative... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052060 - Imaging lens with high resolution and short overall length: An exemplary imaging lens includes, in this order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens of positive refraction power, a second lens of negative refraction power, a third lens of positive refraction power, and a fourth lens of negative refraction power. The imaging lens satisfies... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052061 - Imaging lens and image pickup apparatus:
20090052062 - Small-diameter objective optical system: Reducing the outer diameter and effectively correcting various aberrations realizes a small-diameter objective optical system suitable for in vivo observation with a high numerical aperture. The invention provides a small-diameter objective optical system comprising, in order from an object plane a first lens group with positive refractive power, including at... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090052064 - Large aperture imaging optical system: Large aperture optical systems that are extremely well corrected over a large flat field and over a large spectral range are disclosed. Breathing and aberration variation during focusing are optionally controlled by moving at least two groups of lens elements independently. Aberration correction in general is aided by allowing the... Agent: J. Brian Caldwell
20090052063 - Lens with collar and lens module using same: An exemplary lens includes an active part configured for refracting light transmitting therethrough, an inactive part surrounding the active part, and a collar formed on a surface of the inactive part.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052065 - Multi-image retriving system: A multi-image retrieving system includes lenses of multiple image retrieving units arranged close to one another with a virtual boundary of filed field keeping a given spacing in parallel with that of an abutted lens without overlapping from each other to combine into a large scope of filed angle of... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20090052066 - Actuator device: Actuator devices, as well as related systems and methods, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the devices, systems and methods are within the field of microlithography.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090052069 - Cam follower for lens barrel and lens barrel: A lens barrel has a first group frame, cam followers each having a shaft portion having a straight hollow hole and a slidably contacting portion integral with the shaft portion, which are fixed to the first group frame and a rotating frame having a cam groove with which the cam... Agent: John C. Pokotylo Straub & Pokotylo
20090052068 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel has an elastically deformable moving frame which is a cylindrical frame member having a first groove group, in which a plurality of grooves formed in the circumferential direction are arranged in the optical axis direction, at the outer periphery thereof, and an elastically deformable rotating frame which... Agent: John C. Pokotylo Straub & Pokotylo
20090052067 - Lens module: A lens module includes at least one lens group, a fixed barrel, a rotatable barrel receiving the fixed barrel, a holder, and a number of fasteners. The fixed barrel has the at least one lens group received therein and defines a number of fastener holes oriented parallel with an optical... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090052070 - Heatable mirror: Electrically heatable mirror comprising a clear soda-lime glass sheet coated on one of its surface sides by a silver-based reflective layer and on the other surface side by an electrically conductive layer adapted to dissipate no more than (25) to (90) W/m2.... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090052071 - Rear-view mirror assembly: A rear-view mirror assembly includes a housing having a receiving space defined therein. The receiving space is provided to receiving elements of the rear-view mirror assembly and a digital device. A multi-functional lens is attached to the housing for selectively closing the receiving space. The multi-functional lens can flash back... Agent: Sam Chen
20090052072 - Facial hair grooming mirror apparatus: A facial hair grooming mirror apparatus for permitting a user to view an underside portion of the user's chin is provided. The mirror apparatus includes two mirror elements hingidly attached at adjacent edges for relative swinging between open positions where the reflective surfaces of the mirror elements form an angle... Agent: Maxey Law Offices, PLLC
20090052073 - Microlithography projection optical system and method for manufacturing a device: In some embodiments, a catoptric microlithgraphy projection optical system includes a plurality of reflective optical elements arranged to image radiation from an object field in an object plane to an image field in an image plane. The image field can have a size of at least 1 mm×1 mm. This... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090046333 - System and method using a voltage kick-off to record a hologram on a photorefractive polymer for 3d holographic display and other applications: An updateable system and method of recording a hologram on a media simultaneously reduces the writing time and increases persistence without sacrificing diffraction efficiency. A voltage kick-off technique controls the bias electric field applied to a photorefractive polymer media in conjunction with the application of the writing beams and dark... Agent: Eric A. Gifford
20090046334 - Hrom replication methods, devices or systems, articles used in same and articles generated by same: HROM replication methods, devices or systems are disclosed herein. Also disclosed herein are articles comprising conical reference (reconstruction) beam hologram elements to generate conical or conical like reference (reconstruction) beams which may be used in such HROM replication methods, devices or systems. Further disclosed herein are articles comprising a target... Agent: Jagtiani + Guttag
20090046335 - Portable data storage cartridge comprising a first information storage medium and a second information storage medium: A portable data storage cartridge comprising a housing, a first information storage medium removeably disposed within the housing, a holographic data storage medium disposed within the housing, wherein the housing is formed to include an aperture, and wherein the holographic data storage medium is disposed adjacent the aperture.... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP
20090046336 - Hologram multiplex recording and method, and hologram reproducing device and method: A multiplexed holographic recording apparatus of the present invention records multiplexed holograms in a plurality of recording regions that are formed on a holographic recording medium. In particular, the apparatus first records a predetermined number of multiplexed holograms in each of the recording regions formed in a predetermined range or... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090046337 - Method of recording and reading angle-multiplexed holograms that compensates for media shrinkage: A method of recording a plurality of holographic images in a holographic media, comprising recording a sequence of multiplexed holograms in a selected storage location in the holographic recording media, each hologram having a respective interbeam angle. The interbeam angle increases for each subsequently recorded hologram to compensate for a... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090046338 - Beam positioning and pointing: A beam pointing and positioning system includes a first lens, movable in a first plane perpendicular to a nominal optical axis, which receives and positions a light beam. The system also includes a second lens, movable in a second plane perpendicular to the nominal optical axis, which receives and points... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090046340 - Light steering using an array of tunable phase delay elements: An apparatus and method for steering a beam of light using an array of tunable optical phase delay elements is presented. The sidelobes of an angular spectrum of light reflected from the array are causing an optical crosstalk. The selected sidelobes are suppressed by perturbing the phase delay pattern of... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean
20090046339 - Optical lens module: An optical lens module including a foundation, at least one actuator, a lens base, an optical lens, at least one shaft, and at least one rocker arm is provided. The actuator is disposed in an accommodation space, defined inside the foundation, and fixed on the foundation. The lens base is... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090046342 - Light scanning device: A light scanning device includes: a light source which emits light; a frame which supports the light source; an oscillating mirror which rotationally oscillates about a first axis to reflect the light emitted from the light source; a mirror holder which holds the oscillating mirror; a beam member which extends... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689
20090046341 - Scanning optical system adjusting device and scanning optical system adjusting method: As a light beam of a scanning optical system unit is adjusted in the state where the scanning optical system unit is assembled, its adjustment work and the assembly work of the scanning optical system are prevented from being useless. Thus, a scanning optical system adjusting device which can adjust... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090046343 - Optical scanner configured so a principal ray of an incident beam from a light source to a deflector and a principal ray of a scanning beam from the deflector to a scanned surface travel on opposite sides of an optical axis of optical element(s) having tr: At least one exemplary embodiment is related to an optical scanner, which includes at least one optical element that can separate ghost light from scanning light facilitating the blocking of the ghost light.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090046344 - Optical scanning apparatus and image-forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a light-source unit, an incident optical system for directing light beams emitted from the light-source unit to a deflecting unit, and an imaging optical system for guiding the light beams deflected from the deflecting unit to a surface to be scanned. The imaging optical system... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090046345 - Image formation system: An image formation system includes a projection lens being a last optical component of the image formation system; a light pipe; a controlling device, for controlling the image formation system; a first curved surface optical component, for receiving and transmitting light from the light pipe; and a second curved surface... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090046346 - Transparent window switchable rear vision mirror: A transparent window switchable rear vision mirror adapted to be secured to a motor vehicle for improved road safety, said switchable window/mirror including, a film suitable for use as a light modulating unit of suspended particle device (spd) light valve, said film comprising a matrix polymer material having droplets of... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC
20090046347 - Optical isolator device: An optical isolator includes a birefringent material and a Faraday rotator. The birefringent material receives a forward light propagating in a forward direction and a backward light propagating opposite to the forward direction. The birefringent material has an optical axis, wherein the forward light has a first polarization aligned perpendicular... Agent: Xin Wen
20090046348 - Imaging apparatus for influencing impinging light: An imaging apparatus for influencing impinging light comprising an optical element and an actuator for deforming the optical element is proposed. The optical element has a surface facing the impinging light and the actuator (3) has at least one piezoelectric element. In this case, the piezoelectric element is able to... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20090046349 - Multifocal lens with a diffractive optical power region: A lens system is presented having a diffractive optical power region. The diffractive optical power region has a plurality of concentric surface relief diffractive structures. A greater portion of light incident on a diffractive structure near the center point contributes to the optical power than light incident on a diffractive... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090046350 - Photonic crystal mirrors for high-resolving-power fabry perots: A Fabry-Perot cavity comprised of three-dimensional photonic crystal structures is disclosed. The self-assembly of purified and highly monodispersed microspheres is one approach to the successful operation of the device for creating highly ordered colloidal crystal coatings of high structural and optical quality. Such colloidal crystal film mirrors offer high reflection... Agent: Ralph A. Dowell Of Dowell & Dowell P.C.
20090046351 - Wavelength conversion device and wavelength conversion method: F
20090046352 - Low-average-power parabolic pulse amplifiction: There is provided a parabolic pulse amplifier for amplifying a pulse light signal. The amplifier comprises an ytterbium-doped amplification waveguide pumped using a pump source with a pump central wavelength substantially offset from the absorption transition peak wavelength. The pump wavelength is selected such that the absorption coefficient of pump... Agent: Michaelson & Associates
20090046353 - Gain-clamped optical amplifying apparatus using fiber raman amplifier having raman cavity: Provided is a gain-clamped (GC) optical amplifier using a fiber Raman amplifier (FRA) having a Raman cavity. The FRA having a Raman cavity comprises a Raman fiber module (RFM) amplifying and outputting an input optical signal and a resonant cavity generating a Raman laser and a gain clamping laser (GC... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090046354 - Semiconductor optical amplifier having a non-uniform injection current density: A semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) with efficient current injection is described. Injection current density is controlled to be higher in some areas and lower in others to provide, e.g., improved saturation power and/or noise figure. Controlled injection current can be accomplished by varying the resistivity of the current injection electrode.... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090046355 - Vehicle glazing: A vehicular glazing comprising two panes of glazing material spaced apart from one another, an electrically conductive coating provided on a surface of the glazing, and an electrical device mounted with respect to the electrically conductive coating, and having a solar control function. The solar control function may result from... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090046356 - Reflector and apparatus including the reflector: A reflective plate 72 is arranged so as to reflect infrared rays, radiated from a heating wire 71, outside of a heater 70 and may be made of steel. A number of cavities 73 are arranged on the surface of the reflective plate 72. Since the cavities 73 have an... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090046357 - Catoptric objectives and systems using catoptric objectives: In general, in a first aspect, the invention features a system that includes a microlithography projection optical system. The microlithography projection optical system includes a plurality of elements arranged so that during operation the plurality of elements image radiation at a wavelength λ from an object plane to an image... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090046358 - Optical microscope apparatus: The size and production costs of an optical microscope apparatus capable of blocking light or maintaining the specimen environment are reduced. The provided optical microscope apparatus includes a microscope that has a stage for mounting a specimen A, a transmission-illumination optical system, and an detection optical system; and a housing... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090046359 - Microscope: A microscope, in the microscope for observing a sample cultured with a culture vessel, can automatically obtain information about growing conditions of the sample. For this purpose, the microscope is a microscope for observing a sample cultured with a culture vessel, and includes a focusing unit focusing on at least... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090046360 - Raster scanning light microscope with line pattern scanning and applications: Raster scanning light microscope with line pattern scanning with at least one illumination module, in which the means to achieve a variable partition of the laser light into least two illumination channels are envisioned and joint illumination of a sample takes place at the same or at different areas of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20090046361 - Reflection type screen and forward projection system: A reflection type screen 100 has transparent prismatic members 5 arranged parallel to a longitudinal direction of a base 1, between the base 1 of a light absorbing member and a front sheet 2 of a transparent projective layer. Each transparent prismatic member 5 has a transmissive plane 3, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090046362 - Roll to roll nanoimprint lithography: Apparatus and methods for a nano-patterning process to fabricate nanostructures. A roller type mold is used to continuously imprint nanostructures onto a flexible web or a rigid substrate. The process includes a coating and an imprinting module, which rotate the web synchronously. Liquid resist materials are used for imprinting and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090046363 - Wavelength discrimination filter for infrared wavelengths: An optical comb filter has polarizers placed before and after two or more birefringent elements, each having a fixed retarder and an aligned tunable liquid crystal. The birefringent elements are equal in birefringence and thickness and are tuned in unison. As few as two birefringent elements are provided, thereby minimizing... Agent: Duane Morris LLP (chemimage CorporationIPDepartment)
20090046364 - Dust barrier for dslr camera: A polymer dust barrier device for protecting digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera sensor filters from foreign particulates which includes an optical quality polymer and double sided removable adhesive tape. The user would remove their lens from their DSLR camera and insert a uniquely shaped polymer dust barrier over the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090046365 - Removable cover: A cover for an optical instrument or device includes a preferably flexible hood for partially covering and alternately uncovering the optical instrument and a connector attached to the hood for securing the hood to the optical instrument while the instrument or device is uncovered.... Agent: Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP
20090046366 - Zoom lens, and optical apparatus and method for forming an image of an object using the zoom lens: The present invention is a zoom lens ZL which has a plurality of lens groups which are disposed in order from an object along an optical axis, wherein among the plurality of lens groups, a first lens group G1, which is disposed closest to the object, has a positive refractive... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090046367 - Reflective plate, display having the same, and method of controlling distribution of reflected light: Provided are a reflective plate and a display, and a method of controlling a distribution of reflected light. The reflective plate includes a plurality of diffracting grating cells including gratings reflecting incident light, wherein the gratings are arranged at predetermined intervals, and at least one of an arrangement period and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090046368 - Narrow band omnidirectional reflectors and their use as structural colors: Disclosed is a multilayer structure wherein a first layer of a first material having an outer surface and a refracted index between 2 and 4 extends across an outer surface of a second layer having a refractive index between 1 and 3. The multilayer stack has a reflective band of... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.
20090046369 - Eyecup: An object of the present invention is to provide an eyecup such as a horn-shaped eyecup and the like capable to easily attach to a standard eyecup. The eyecup includes an intermediate member 3 that is removably attached to a standard eyecup 9 attached to an eyepiece portion 72 of... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090046370 - Prism sheet and liquid crystal display device using the same: An exemplary prism sheet includes a light input surface, a light output surface opposite to the light input surface, and a plurality of triangular pyramidal micro-elements and a plurality of hexagonal pyramidal micro-elements. The triangular pyramidal micro-elements and the hexagonal pyramidal micro-elements are formed on the light output surface. Each... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090046371 - Color separation/combination prism and image-projection apparatus: A color separation/combination prism is disclosed which has an optical film arrangement capable of performing color separation, light analysis and color combination. The prism includes four prism members and at least five optical surfaces as outer surfaces thereof. Each of the prism members has at least three optical surfaces including... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20090046372 - Wavefront correction system: A wavefront correction system using a dual frequency liquid crystal spatial light modulator to vary phase relationships of a wavefront is disclosed. A light beam from the dual frequency liquid crystal spatial light modulator can be split into a reference beam and a plurality of measurement beams to enhance a... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20090046373 - Illumination system with low telecentricity error and dynamic telecentricity correction: An illuminator with substantially reduced telecentricity error relative to conventional illuminators includes one or more modules having movable optical elements with low telecentricity error that may be adjusted to compensate for telecentricity errors. The modules may include a zoom zoom axicon, a condenser, and a multi field relay. The zoom... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20090046374 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens and an imaging apparatus are disclosed. The zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image-plane side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power,... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090046375 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens has, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit that does not move during zooming and has positive refractive power, a second lens unit that performs zooming and has negative refractive power, a third lens unit that corrects image plane variation... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090046376 - Auto-focus and zoom module with vibrational actuator and position sensing method: Systems for positioning a functional element, such as an optical lens, include a housing, a primary guide pin coupled to the housing, a functional group that includes the functional element, and a vibrational actuator assembly. The functional group is movably coupled with the primary guide pin and includes a first... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP Attn: Thomas B. Haverstock
20090046377 - Cam drive mechanism, lens barrel and camera: A cam drive mechanism includes: a cylinder in which a cam groove is formed from one end face of an inner circumferential surface toward another end with a forming mold; a drive target object that comprises a cam follower to engage in the cam groove and is linearly driven along... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090046378 - Lens system: A lens system includes a positive refractive power first lens, a positive refractive power second lens, and a negative refractive power third lens in that order from the object side of the lens system. Wherein the lens system satisfies the following conditions: (1) 0.25<R1F/F<0.5; (2) R2F<R2R<0; and (3) 0<R1F<R1R, wherein,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090046379 - Laminated optical element: The laminated optical element comprises an optical substrate 1 made of an optical material, an intermediate layer 2 provided on the optical substrate 1, and an optical resin layer 3 provided on the intermediate layer 2. The optical resin layer 3 is made of a resin composed of an organometallic... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20090046380 - Thin type optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises three lens elements with refractive power, from the object side to the image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power, a second lens element with negative refractive power having at least one aspheric surface, a third lens element with negative... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia
20090046381 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel having: an imaging optical system including, a moving lens group movable in a direction of an optical axis, a first aperture disposed on an object side of the moving lens group, and a second aperture disposed on an image plane side of the moving lens group; a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090046382 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel including: a shooting optical system contained in a barrel and operable to lead a subject image to an image sensor; a back focus adjustment lens group constituting a part of the shooting optical system and operable to be fixed immovably after the position of the back focus... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090046383 - Extenders for motorcycle mirrors: Extenders are provided that can be mounted on the existing rearview mirror mounting hole of motorcycle handlebars to provide a new mounting hole for the rearview mirrors that is laterally spaced from the original hole. The extenders allow the stock mirrors to be positioned for greater visibility without causing undue... Agent: Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, Mcnett & Henry LLP
20090046384 - Adjustment used for the ground-based observation telescope: An adjustment is provided, which is used for the ground-based observation telescope, comprising a shell body, wherein the adjustment further comprises a base and an adjusting set provided within the shell body, wherein the adjustment further comprises an adjustor provided at the external side surface of the shell body. The... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090040577 - System and method for holographic storage: A system and a method for holographic storage mainly involve forming a holographic interference pattern in a holographic recording medium. The holographic storage system utilizes a light source to emit a coherent beam. The coherent beam is irradiated to a first reflector to form a divergent beam. The divergent beam... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090040578 - Hologram and its method of manufacture: The present invention relates to a holographic display whereby a holographic image may be viewed. Existing holographic optical element (HOE) arrays are typically recorded as a two dimensional array. Each element in the array modulates the intensity of light that is transmitted through or off it. Each HOE in a... Agent: Manelli Denison & Selter Attn: William H. Bollman
20090040580 - Optical device, and virtual image display: There is provided an optical device including an optical waveguide upon which a group of parallel light beams different in traveling direction from each other are incident and from which the group of parallel light beams go out after propagated by repeated total reflection through it. The optical waveguide includes... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20090040579 - Submicron structures in dye-doped polymer materials: A nonlinear dye-doped polymer optical rectification detector has an optical input for receiving a modulated optical carrier signal, an optical structure for conveying the modulated optical carrier through the detector, and an electrical structure overlaid with the optical structure arranged to optimize matching between electrical and optical waves and to... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc
20090040581 - Recording apparatus and recording method: A recording apparatus for performing recording on a hologram recording medium includes a first light source configured to output first laser light having a first wavelength; a second light source configured to output second laser light having a second wavelength differing from the first wavelength; a recorder configured to perform... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP
20090040582 - System and method for holographic storage: A system and a method for holographic storage mainly involve forming a holographic interference pattern in a holographic recording medium. The holographic storage system utilizes a light source to emit a coherent beam. The coherent beam is irradiated to a first reflector to form a divergent beam. The divergent beam... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090040583 - Light scanning unit, control method thereof and image forming apparatus having the same: A light scanning unit, a method of controlling, and an image forming apparatus having the same are provided. The light scanning unit includes: a light source; a beam deflector which reciprocally scans a light beam radiated from the light source to form an image range and a first non-image range... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us
20090040584 - Light scanning unit, control method thereof, and image forming apparatus having the same: A light scanning unit includes a light source, a beam deflecting unit which reciprocatingly scans a light beam which is emitted from the light source to form an image sector and a first non-image sector and a second non-image sector disposed at opposite sides of the image sector, a sensor... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20090040585 - Optical scanning apparatus and image displaying apparatus having the same: The object of the present invention is to provide an optical scanning apparatus which is not limited in the disposition of a scanning device, can reduce the adherence of dust to each member of the scanning device, and is enhanced in the reliability of the scanning device, and an image... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20090040586 - Micromirror arry with iris function: The present invention provides a micromirror array with iris function that comprises a plurality of micromirrors and is configured to provide an adjustable aperture having a plurality of aperture sizes by controlling motions of the micromirrors. The adjustable aperture controls the amount of incident light admitted to an image sensor... Agent: Stereo Display Inc.
20090040587 - Electrochemical thin-film transistor: An electrochemical transistor comprising an electrolyte is disclosed. The electrolyte includes an ionic liquid. In a preferred embodiment, the transistor further comprises a source electrode, a drain electrode separated from the source electrode so as to form a gap between the source and drain electrodes, a semiconductor layer bridging the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090040588 - Electrochromic rearview mirror incorporating a third surface reflector: The inventive electrochromic mirror may be used in a vehicle rearview mirror assembly having a light source positioned behind the electrochromic mirror for selectively projecting light through the mirror and/or a light sensor positioned behind the electrochromic mirror for selectively receiving light through the mirror. The electrochromic mirror includes front... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090040589 - Polymer 4,4'-bipyridinium structures, formulations for an electrochromic active layer, and application therefor: The invention relates to material systems wherein electrochemical and/or photochemical parallel reactions are completely avoided by stabilising structural modifications, or repressed by orders of magnitude as a result of the structural modifications. The invention also relates to polymer 4,4′-bipyridinium structures, to formulations based on the structures and used for electrochromic... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090040591 - Electrowetting display and methods for manufacturing the same: An electrowetting display comprises a first substrate and a second substrate. A plurality of first conductive electrodes is formed over the first substrate. A second conductive layer is formed over the second substrate and spaced apart from the plurality of the first conductive electrodes. A plurality of cells is formed... Agent: Akin Gump LLP - Silicon Valley
20090040590 - Mems device and interconnects for same: A microelectromechanical systems device having an electrical interconnect between circuitry outside the device and at least one of an electrode and a movable layer within the device. A layer of the electrical interconnect is formed directly under, over, or between a partially reflective layer and a transparent layer of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090040592 - Unique method for manufacturing a digital micromirror device and a method of manufacturing a projection display system using the same: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a digital micromirror device and a method for manufacturing a projection display system. The method for manufacturing the digital micromirror device, without limitation, may include providing a material stack, the material stack including a spacer layer having one or more openings therein... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090040593 - Optical modulator having multiple ribbon structure: An optical modulator using a plurality of ribbons for rendering a pixel of an image is disclosed. An embodiment of the present invention provides an optical modulator having a multiple ribbon structure that can include a substrate and a first driving ribbon group and a second driving ribbon group, each... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20090040594 - Multi-color electrophoretic displays and materials for making the same: Novel addressing schemes for controlling electronically addressable displays include a scheme for rear-addressing displays, which allows for in-plane switching of the display material. Other schemes include a rear-addressing scheme which uses a retroreflecting surface to enable greater viewing angle and contrast. Another scheme includes an electrode structure that facilitates manufacture... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation
20090040595 - Array of spatial light modulators an dmethod of production of a spatial light modulator device: For the production of a SLM device, one mounts a spatial light modulator (SLM) (2) on a substrate (3) of the same material as the main material of the SLM (2) to be juxtaposed with the substrate (3). Particularly, silicon based SLMs (2) are mounted on a silicon substrate (3).... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090040596 - Short-wavelength light source: A short wavelength light source of the present invention comprises a nonlinear crystal having a periodical polarization reversal structure. The polarization reversal structure of the nonlinear crystal is divided into a plurality of regions and the polarization reversal structure and the optical axis of the fundamental wave are inclined with... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090040597 - Parametric generation with lateral beam coupling: An optical parametric device, for example an optical parametric generator or amplifier or oscillator, comprising a non-linear material (13) that is operable to generate a signal and an idler wave in response to being stimulated with a pump wave. The non-linear medium is such that the pump and idler waves... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090040598 - Optical fiber lighting apparatus: An optical fiber lighting apparatus includes an exciting light source, a first optical fiber, a second optical fiber, a wavelength conversion unit, and a reflecting member. The first optical fiber guides the exciting light emitted from the exciting light source. The wavelength conversion unit receives the exciting light exiting from... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090040599 - Optical waveguide amplifier using high quantum efficiency silicon nanocrystal embedded silicon oxide: A method is provided for optical amplification using a silicon (Si) nanocrystal embedded silicon oxide (SiOx) waveguide. The method provides a Si nanocrystal embedded SiOx waveguide, where x is less than 2, having a quantum efficiency of greater than 10%. An optical input signal is supplied to the Si nanocrystal... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc. C/o Law Office Of Gerald Maliszewski
20090040600 - Telescope adapter for supporting a camera: A telescope adapter for supporting a camera includes a light beam splitter for receiving light from the telescope and dividing that light into a monitoring bundle of light rays and a recording bundle of light rays, the two bundles of light rays being at angle to each other. The user... Agent: Levine & Mandelbaum
20090040602 - Polarization converter, optical system, method and applications: A stress-induced polarization converter in the form of a zero power optical window or, alternatively, a single element, positive or negative power optical lens, that is subject to a controlled amount of symmetric, peripheral stress. The stress may be provided by appropriate mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, electromagnetic/piezo, annealing/molding, or other known... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC
20090040601 - Polarization microscope: It in an object to acquire a high-precision polarization image. Provided is a polarization microscope comprising an illumination optical system 3 including a light source, a polarizer for converting a polarization state of illumination light from the light source, and a condenser lens for condensing the illumination light transmitted through... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090040603 - Objective lens: In order to provide an objective lens which can reduce the generation of flare light, an objective lens including a front-group lens, a rear-group lens arranged on an optic axis of the front-group lens with the front-group lens interposed between an object plane and the rear-group lens, and a semitransparent... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090040604 - Zoom lens device and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens device includes, from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090040605 - Diffusion sheet, rear projection screen provided with diffusion sheet, method of manufacturing mold for diffusion sheet, and method of manufacturing diffusion sheet: In a diffusion sheet 101, a plurality of approximately trapezoidal columnar unit lens portions 11 are disposed such that the long-axis directions thereof are in parallel with each other, and all the surfaces of the unit lens portions, which correspond to the long bottom segments 112 of the approximately trapezoidal... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090040606 - 3-dimensional moving image photographing device for photographing neighboring object: Disclosed is a three-dimensional moving image producing device including a probe including a group of object lenses, a group of relay lenses, and a group of eye lenses arranged in sequence, a camera body located at the rear side of the probe and including a group of magnifying lenses for... Agent: Jason Y. Pahng And Associates, LLC
20090040607 - Optical element, liquid crystal device, and display: An optical element having a function of splitting incident light into polarized beams includes a substrate transparent for the incident light; a diffractive structure that includes a plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions alternately arranged with each other, each of the plurality of concave portions and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090040608 - Wide-angle and broadband polarization converter: Apparatus and methods for a polarization converter comprising a polarization beam splitter for receiving an input light beam and allows a transverse magnetic to pass through the polarization beam splitter and reflects a transverse electric wave and a diffraction grating having a reflectivity and polarization convertible grating for receiving the... Agent: Brian Steinberger/ucf
20090040610 - Method and apparatus for generating radially and/or azimuthally polarized light beams: A method and an apparatus for generating a polarized light beam to be projected onto an object plane are provided. A converging or diverging light beam (18) is generated. The converging or diverging light beam is projected through a member (22, 52) comprising an uniaxial birefringent material, the uniaxial birefringent... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090040611 - Polarizing plate, method for production thereof, optical film, and image display device: There are provided a polarizing plate that has excellent durability including both humidity resistance and heat resistance and is less likely to cause knick defects, and a method for production thereof. The polarizing plate includes: a polarizer including an iodine-containing polyvinyl alcohol resin and containing zinc; protective films each having... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090040612 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus 101 includes shake detecting means 102a, 102b, 103a, 103b, and 105 that detect a shake, an image stabilizing means 108a that operates so as to suppress an image shake, a drive means 115 that drives the image stabilizing means based on an output from the shake detecting... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20090040613 - In-plane optical metrology: A structure that is located adjacent to a measurement target on a substrate is used to convert incident radiation from an optical metrology device to be in-plane with the measurement target. The structure may be, e.g., a grating or photonic crystal, and may include a waveguide between the structure and... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20090040614 - Dispersive filter: A dispersive filter includes two dispersion systems with an intermediate slit between them. The two dispersion systems have similar but mirror image dispersion characteristics at the plane of the intermediate slit and are configured so that the entrance port of the dispersive filter is polychromatically imaged on the exit port.... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20090040615 - Spectrally adjustable filter: Spectrally filtering at least one input beam includes: dispersing spectral components of at least one input beam at respective angles in a spectral plane; changing at least some of the angles of the propagation axes of the dispersed spectral components so that a plurality of the spectral components reflect from... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090040616 - Fabry-perot piezoelectric tunable filter: Disclosed is a microelectromechanically tunable Fabry-Perot device and method of manufacturing tunable Fabry-Perot device and method of manufacturing. The F-P device comprises a first and second substrate which has partially reflective planar surfaces, and the partially reflective planar surfaces are separated by a predetermined separation distance and aligned to provide... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester
20090040618 - Light diffuser plate: The light diffuser plate of the present invention comprises a transparent resin and a light diffuser dispersed in the transparent resin, wherein the transparent resin is a transparent resin which has a light transmittance [T600] at a wavelength of 600 nm of 85% or more measured with respect to a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090040617 - Window cover for a display device, method of manufacturing the same and display device having the window cover: A window cover for a display device includes a base plate, a printed layer, a specular layer and a light-providing sheet. The base plate has a first face and a second face opposite to the first face. The printed layer is arranged on the first face of the base plate.... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090040619 - Optical filter for display apparatus: The present invention provides an optical filter for display apparatus. The optical filter includes a glass substrate, and an external light shield including an external light shielding pattern comprising a plurality of external light shielding parts including a light-absorbing substance, wherein the external light shield is formed by coating one... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090040620 - Disk structure, manufacturing method thereof and optical tweezers device using the same: A disk structure is disposed in an optical tweezers device including a light source for producing incident laser light. The disk structure includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a reflective layer. The second substrate is disposed with respect to the first substrate. One of the first substrate and... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090040621 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens for capturing images that enhances the image aberration correction rate to achieve high resolution and zooming ratio. The zoom lens includes, in sequence from an object side to an image side, a first lens group with positive refraction power, a second lens group with negative refraction power,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090040623 - Image pickup apparatus having wide angle zoom lens system: z
20090040624 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, first through fourth lens units. The first lens unit has positive refractive power, and the second lens unit has negative refractive power. The third lens unit has positive refractive power, the third lens unit having at... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090040622 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: z
20090040625 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: where f1 denotes a focal length of the first lens unit, st1 denotes a distance between positions of the first lens unit at a wide-angle end and at a telephoto end, fw and ft denote focal lengths of the entire system at the wide-angle end and at the telephoto end,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090040626 - Subminature imaging optical system: There is provided a subminiature imaging optical system subminiature imaging optical system including: a first lens element having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element having an object-side surface in contact with an image-side surface of the first lens element; and a third lens element having an object-side surface... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090040627 - Optical lens, optical package having the same, backlight assembly having the same, display device having the same, and method thereof: An optical lens includes a recessed part and a refracting part. The recessed part has a substantially circular plan view and a substantially V shaped cross-section. The recessed part forms an angle of no more than an angle of about 20° with respect to a vertical line. The recessed part... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090040628 - Lens structure, optical transmitter, and method for producing same: In one embodiment, a lens structure has an object surface, an image surface, and an axicon mirror. The axicon mirror is defined by an inner diameter, an outer diameter, and a tilt angle, with the tilt angle being defined by a plane of the axicon mirror and the surface of... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited
20090040630 - Imaging lens unit: An imaging lens unit comprising, in order from the object side, a first lens having a meniscus shape with its convex surface on the object side, an aperture stop and a second lens having a meniscus shape with its convex surface on the image side. A maximal value of a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090040629 - Vision system: The present invention relates to improved optical structures, related manufacturing processes and assemblies incorporating the improved optical structures. In at least one embodiment accurate light source color information is provided throughout substantially the entire associated field of view.... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation
20090040631 - Lens barrel and method for manufacturing same: A lens barrel includes an inner metal barrel, and an outer plastic barrel. The inner metal barrel has a number of concentric annular steps formed in an inner surface thereof. The outer plastic barrel encloses the inner metal barrel therein. The inner metal barrel is integrated with the outer plastic... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090040632 - Driving system and optical-element driving system: A driving system for driving an optical element in a first direction includes a linear actuator for producing a displacement in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a displacement picking unit being extendable in a third direction, perpendicular to both of the first and second directions, for picking... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090040633 - Imaging unit and electronic device using the same: An imaging unit, including: a lens housing section to accommodate a lens; a lens driving section, including: a moving member which supports the lens and moves the lens in an optical axial direction, and an electro-mechanical transduction element to drive the moving member in the optical axial direction; a camera-shake... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20090040634 - Prismatic joint and optical swiveling device: A prismatic joint for an optical swiveling device has a first prism which is mounted such that it can rotate about a first rotation axis and a second prism, which is mounted such that it rotate about a second rotation axis with respect to the first prism. The first rotation... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090040635 - Exterior side view mirror assembly for a vehicle: An exterior side view mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a cover provided on a side portion of the vehicle; a mirror installed to the cover and arranged to face rearward with respect to the vehicle; and at least a turn signal extended from the cover so as to provide... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd
20090040637 - Apparatus for pivoting a mirror assembly: A bearing apparatus for pivotally moving a carrying arm relative to an anchorage is provided. The carrying arm may carry a mirror for a vehicle, the anchorage mountable to the vehicle. The bearing apparatus has a bushing located between the carrying arm and the anchorage in which a pivot bearing... Agent: Mcnair Law Firm, P.A.
20090040636 - Tapered reinforcing struts for micromachined structures: According to one embodiment, a reinforcing strut of the invention is a polyhedron attached to a plate and having at least two slanted facets, with each of the slanted facets oriented with respect to the plane of the plate at an angle different from about 90 degrees. Two slanted facets... Agent: Mendelsohn & Associates, P.C.
20090040638 - Six degree of freedom (dof) actuator reaction mass: In one embodiment, an actuator for positioning of mirrors in an optical system is provided and includes an actuator base and a reaction mass assembly. The reaction mass assembly includes a reaction mass support member having biasing features formed as a part thereof and a reaction mass that is coupled... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090040639 - Vehicle outside mirror device: In a vehicle outside mirror device, a clutch gear has a first guide portion that is formed in an inner position with respect to an outer circumference of the clutch gear and a clutch holder has a second guide portion that is formed in an inner position with respect to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090040640 - Glass cutting method, glass for flat panel display thereof and flat panel display device using it: A glass cutting method and glass for a flat panel display. This glass cutting method forms crack regions of a constant size and pitch inside the glass using a laser and performs the full-through cutting process along the crack regions with a laser, thereby increasing cutting edge quality, shortening the... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20090034035 - Apparatus and method to optimize the performance of a holographic data storage system: A method is disclosed to optimize the performance of a holographic data storage system, where that holographic data storage system comprises a plurality of calibratable components, and where each of the plurality of calibratable components comprises one or operational parameters, and where each of those operational parameter is associated with... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP
20090034036 - Computer generated hologram, exposure apparatus, and device fabrication method: The present invention provides a computer generated hologram which forms a light intensity distribution on a predetermined plane by giving a phase distribution to a wavefront of incident light, comprising an anisotropic layer whose refractive index with respect to linearly polarized light in a first direction is different from a... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20090034037 - Method and system for reducing speckle by vibrating a line generating element: Provided is a method and system for reducing speckle in an image produced from a light source. The method, in one embodiment, includes providing a line generating element, the line generating element having a collection of optical elements having an axis. The method, in this embodiment, further includes directing an... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090034038 - Oscillating device, light deflector, and image forming apparatus using the light deflector: An oscillating device is disclosed that maintains the flatness of a movable portion during driving. The oscillating device has a supporting portion, a movable portion, a torsion spring connecting the movable portion to the supporting portion in a manner allowing the movable portion to torsionally oscillate about a torsional axis,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090034039 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a drive control unit configured to control drive of a vibrating mirror in such a manner that vibration of the vibrating mirror becomes a reference vibration; a determination unit configured to determine an equilibrium convergence state of the vibrating mirror driven by the drive control... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090034040 - Method and apparatus for directing energy based range detection sensors: A directing apparatus having a mechanism for producing steerable energy and a scanning mechanism for scanning the energy.... Agent: Ansel M. Schwartz Attorney At Law
20090034041 - Speckle reduction in scanning display systems: Speckle effect in scanning display systems that employs polarized phase-coherent light is reduced by depolarizing the phase-coherent light using a depolarizer and scanning the depolarized light for producing desired images.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090034042 - Apparatus for swiveling an optical beam: An apparatus for swiveling an optical beam has a swiveling unit with a number of micro-optical grids for swiveling the beam. In order to compensate for beam errors, such as wavefront aberrations or diffraction effects, the apparatus includes an adaptive optical device with a phase shifter for correction of beam... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20090034043 - System and method for regulating micromirror position: A system and method for regulating micromirror position in a digital micromirror device. The system and method adjusts micromirror operating temperature and/or a reset sequence of the micromirror by determining a desired tilt angle, adjusting voltage potentials of signals in a reference reset sequence, and saving the adjusted reset sequence.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090034044 - Light source shining through a template on to a base: A system in at least some embodiments comprises a housing containing a processor and a base coupled and supporting the housing. The housing comprises a slot adapted to receive a removable template. A slot is provided within the housing. The slot is adapted to receive a removable template. The housing... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090034045 - Projector with a lens barrier module: An exemplary projector includes a main body, a lens at a front of the main body and a lens barrier module positioned at the front of the main body for covering the lens when the projector is not in use or exposing the lens when the projector is in use.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090034046 - Blade actuating apparatus for optical instruments: A base plate is provided with four guide pins and a rotor has four output pins so that each of four blades is provided with a plurality of slots. Individual slots provided to the blades are selectively fitted to the four guide pins and the four output pins so that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090034047 - Integrated modulating retro-reflector: A novel package that integrates components for a modulating retro reflector into a single package is disclosed according to various embodiments. According to some embodiments the package is configured to secure a retro reflector, a quantum well modulator and photodiode. In some embodiments, the package may include interconnects to surface... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090034048 - Method for manufacturing optical modulator, optical modurator, and optical modulation system: A manufacturing method is provided for a light modulation device that improves utilization efficiency of light. After forming a first reflective layer using a metallic material such as Pt or the like, on a substrate, a light modulating film is formed using an electro-optic material in which refractive index changes... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090034049 - Flip chip quantum well modulator: A quantum well modulator configured to absorb or transmit light depending on an applied voltage is provided according to various embodiments. The quantum well modulator may include a substrate, a p-type and n-type semiconductor layers as well as a quantum well layer, each of which are deposited above the substrate.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090034050 - Fresnel antenna: A Fresnel antenna includes a plurality of Fresnel elements spaced to selectively attenuate electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength, selected wavelengths, or range of wavelengths, and to concentrate electromagnetic waves having a predetermined wavelength, selected wavelengths, or range of wavelengths other than the attenuated wavelengths.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090034052 - Methods and apparatus for actuating displays: This invention relates to display apparatuses having an array of light modulators for transmissively displaying an image and a reflective aperture layer defining a plurality of apertures, for reflecting light not passing through apertures in the reflective aperture layer away from the array. The reflective aperture layer is formed on... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090034051 - Tunable photonic crystal device: This application describes a tunable photonic crystal device based on the electrical actuation of photonic crystal films. This device displays non-bleachable structural color, reflecting narrow bands of wavelengths tuned throughout the entire visible spectrum by expansion and contraction of the photonic crystal lattice... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090034053 - System and method for controlling a digital micromirror device (dmd) system to generate an image: According to particular embodiments, a system comprises one or mores light sources, a Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) system, and a controller. A light source is configured to generate light, and the DMD system comprises DMD regions configured to modulate the light. The controller is configured to repeat the following for... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090034057 - Components and methods for use in electro-optic displays: A front plane laminate useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer, a layer of an electro-optic medium in electrical contact with the electrically-conductive layer, an adhesive layer and a release sheet. This front plane laminate can be prepared as a continuous web, cut... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation
20090034054 - Display device, its manufacturing method, and display medium: A display system is built up of at least one display cell comprising an assembly which has at least a first electrode and a second electrode and in which there are mutually non-miscible first and second liquids filled, wherein either one of the first and second electrodes is electrically insulated... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090034056 - Electrophoretic display device: Provided is an electrophoretic display device. The electrophoretic display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate forming a space receiving electrophoretic particles, and a first electrode and a second electrode formed on the first substrate and the second substrate respectively. The electrophoretic particles include reflective particles having a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090034055 - Plasmon-based color tunable devices: A color-tunable, reflective, paper-like display utilizes the unique optical properties of nano-engineered metal and metal-dielectric composite structures that exhibit a plasmon resonance. By changing the dielectric properties of a medium in which these structures are embedded, or by changing the spatial relationship of these structures, their optical absorbance and scattering... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20090034058 - Reduced threshold laser device: A laser device including: a first amplifying medium capable of emitting a first output laser beam at the output wavelength λs; and a second amplifying medium capable of emitting a second laser beam of intermediate wavelength λi and capable of being pumped at a pump wavelength λp such that λi... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20090034059 - Suppression of higher-order modes by resonant coupling in bend-compensated optical fibers: The effect of bending is anticipated in an optical fiber design, so that resonant coupling remains an effective strategy for suppressing HOMs. The index profile of the fiber and its bend radius are configured so that there is selective resonant coupling of at least one HOM, but not the fundamental... Agent: Michael J. Urbano
20090034060 - Optical fiber element and method for imparting non-reciprocity of light using the same: The present invention provides a rare earth element-doped optical fiber amplifier having a function which allows to omit an optical isolator component, and a method for providing the optical non-reciprocity using the same. In the optical fiber, the optical fiber matrix material is a ferroelectric solid state material, and the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090034061 - Catadioptric projection objective with intermediate images: A catadioptric projection objective for imaging of a pattern, which is arranged on the object plane of the projection objective, on the image plane of the projection objective has a first objective part for imaging of an object field to form a first real intermediate image, a second objective part... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090034062 - Confocal microscope: A confocal microscope apparatus is capable of obtaining a high confocal effect while detecting an image of a specimen line by line. The confocal microscope apparatus may include an illuminating optical system which illuminates a line-shaped area on a specimen plane in a specimen by collected light, an image-forming optical... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090034063 - Microscopic illumination apparatus: c
20090034064 - Automatic microscope provided with an illumination field arranged in the aperture diaphragm plane of a condenser: In an automatic microscope, there is the task to satisfy the demand for an economical, compact structure, especially a miniaturization as an essential aspect. The automatic microscope contains an optical system having the following: an illumination field (1) which is at least approximately arranged in the aperture diaphragm plane (ABE)... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20090034065 - Accessory for attenuated total internal reflectance (atr) spectroscopy: An accessory for use with a microscope arranged to carry out ATR measurements has a support (40) which can be mounted on the moveable stage (20) of the microscope. A mounting (100) for an ATR crystal is carried on the support. The mounting (100) is preferably pivotally mounted on the... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP P2021
20090034066 - Apparatus for adjusting a microscope stage: An apparatus for adjusting a microscope stage. The microscope stage of the apparatus defines a plane on which an object to be examined can be placed. The apparatus further includes a first shaft and a second shaft rotationally coupled to the first shaft. The microscope stage is guided between the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090034067 - 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 positive refracting power or a negative refracting power, and an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090034068 - Viewing apparatus: An illumination station for viewing reflection copy images such as documents, photos, and the like having a back-plate against which a reflection copy image is disposed for viewing, one or more overhead light sources disposed in a top member, and a reflector at the base of the back-plate configured to... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20090034069 - Polarization conversion device and projector using same: A polarization conversion device for converting a non-polarized light into a single-polarized light includes a prism substrate having a first positioning surface and an opposite second positioning surface parallel to the first positioning surface. The first and second positioning surfaces are configured for coming into contact with a positioning member.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090034070 - Polarizer, polarization light source and image display unit using them: A polarization component, capable of efficiently reflecting an obliquely transmitted light beam toward a light source without degrading the transmission-polarization property of a perpendicular incident light beam, is provided. A C-plate having an oblique retardation of at least λ/8 with respect to a light beam inclined by at least 30°... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090034071 - Method for partitioning and incoherently summing a coherent beam: A method and apparatus for decorrelating coherent light from a light source, such as a pulsed laser, in both time and space in an effort to provide intense and uniform illumination are provided. For some embodiments employing a pulsed light source, the output pulse may be stretched relative to the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090034072 - Method and apparatus for decorrelation of spatially and temporally coherent light: A method and apparatus for decorrelating coherent light from a light source, such as a pulsed laser, in both time and space in an effort to provide intense and uniform illumination are provided. The techniques and apparatus described herein may be incorporated into any application where intense, uniform illumination is... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx
20090034073 - Multilayer polarizer: The present invention relates generally to the field of multilayer polarizer, in particular, to the polarizer designed to polarize selected wavelengths of light by optical interference and reflectance. The multilayer polarizer comprises a plurality of layers located on the substrate. The layers and the substrate are transparent in at least... Agent: Houst Consulting
20090034075 - Barrier mechanism and camera: A barrel includes a through-hole through which an interlocking lever passes, the interlocking lever provided on a barrier drive member to receive a rotational force. The barrier drive member includes a flange portion in a circumferential direction. The flange portion is positioned at the same phase as the interlocking lever... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090034074 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes a first holding member configured to hold a lens, a second holding member configured to hold the first holding member, a protection member located at an object side of the lens in an openable and closable manner and configured to protect the lens when in a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090034076 - Lens apparatus, support apparatus therefor, and image capturing system: A lens apparatus is electrically connected to a support apparatus including a detecting unit that detects displacement information corresponding to pan or tilt. The lens apparatus includes a converter configured to convert the displacement information into control information; an image stabilization unit configured to perform image stabilization by using the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090034077 - Grating with angled output prism face for providing wavelength-dependent group delay: A method and apparatus for dispersion compensation which provides a specified, well-controlled, wavelength-dependent optical path length in a laser or other optical system. A reflection grism-like device with an angled output interface is designed to simultaneously provide negative GVD and negative TOD, and therefore can be used to compensate for... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP
20090034078 - Optical identification element having a non-waveguide substrate: An optical identification element including a non-waveguide optical substrate. The optical substrate has a volume and includes an inner region surrounded by an outer region. The inner region has an index of refraction that prevents the optical substrate from forming an optical waveguide. The optical substrate includes a diffraction grating... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20090034079 - Fine grating and mold therefore: This invention provides a mold with which a two-dimensional subwavelength grating can be produced with a higher percentage transfer by injection molding and a two-dimensional subwavelength grating having a high aspect ratio produced with such a mold. The mold for a fine grating according to the present invention has protrusion... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090034080 - Optical system: The invention concerns an optical system. The optical system comprises an input for receiving an optical signal, a predetermined output plane, and a diffraction grating for separating the optical signal received at the input into spectral components thereof. The grating has a diffraction surface, which is formed by a photolithography... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20090034081 - Vacuum evaporation method for forming a multilayer film filter on a plastic component and multi-layer film filter optical image-capturing assembly with the plastic component: A vacuum evaporation method for forming a multi-layer film filter on a plastic optical component and a multi-layer film filter optical image-capturing assembly with the plastic optical component, in which the multi-layer film filter generally refers to various filters produced by adopting the optical interference principle. During the evaporation operation,... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia
20090034083 - Method of forming a microlens array and imaging device and system containing such a microlens array: Method of forming a microlens array and an imaging device and system containing such a microlens array. The microlens array is formed with a plurality of substantially gapless microlenses. A plurality of overlying portions are formed on the microlenses and have substantially the same curvature and/or height.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090034082 - Optically variable devices: A security device comprises a substrate (1) having an array of microlenses (3) on one side and one or more corresponding arrays of microimages (4) on the other side. The microimages (4) are located at a distance from the microlenses (3) substantially equal to the focal length of the microlenses.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090034084 - Beam combination using interleaved optical plates: In a system and method, the emitted beams of multiple diode bar array assemblies are combined to achieve an increase in the resulting power density in the combined output beam, while addressing the need for heat distribution in each of the individual assemblies. The present invention enables the combination of... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20090034085 - Electro-optical circuitry having integrated connector and methods for the production thereof: A packaged electro-optic integrated circuit and a multi-fiber connector including an integrated circuit substrate, at least one optical signal providing element, at least one optical signal sensor, sensing at least one optical signal from the at least one optical signal providing element and at least one discrete reflecting optical element,... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20090034086 - Panoramic three-dimensional adapter for an optical instrument and a combination of such an adapter and such an optical instrument: An adapter is provided for adapting an optical instrument, such as a camera (3) or a projector, to capture or display panoramic three-dimensional images. The adapter comprises a plurality of mirrors (1a, 1b, 1c), each of which has a reflective surface which is in the shape of a curved non-circular... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090034087 - Head-up display system: A head-up display system is described. The head-up display system includes an image projection device, a diffusion unit, and a frame demonstration medium. The image projection device emits the visible light, containing text or image information, for generating a real image on the diffusion unit. The frame demonstration medium receives... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman
20090034088 - Mass production of micro-optical devices, corresponding tools, and resultant structures: A micro-optical element includes a support substrate, a micro-optical lens in a cured replication material on a first surface of the support substrate, and an opaque material aligned with and overlapping the micro-optical lens along a vertical direction.... Agent: Digital Optics Corporation
20090034089 - Zoom lens: The zoom lens 100 comprises, sequentially from the object side, a stationary first lens group 110 having positive refractive power; a second lens group 120, having negative refractive power, and that moves on the optical axis when changing the magnification; a stationary third lens group 130 that has positive refractive... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20090034090 - Zoom lens system: e
20090034091 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit that does not move for zooming and that has a positive refractive power, a second lens unit that is configure to move to an image side during zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end and that has a negative... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090034093 - Two-unit zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: A two-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, and an aperture stop which is disposed between the first lens unit G1 and the second lens... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090034092 - Zoom lens system: t
20090034094 - Driving mechanism, driving device, and lens driving device: A driving mechanism, a driving device, and a lens driving device includes a lever member. The lever member includes an arm portion for surrounding a part of a driven member in a side direction. The arm portion has a plurality of displacement output portions to be engaged with the driven... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20090034095 - Photographing lens driving control apparatus: A photographing lens driving control apparatus includes a plurality of lens groups constituting a zooming optical system including a lens group (1A) on an object side and a lens group (1B) on an imaging side, a plurality of lens driving device (4A, 4B, 4C) configured to drive the plurality of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090034096 - Cylindrical molded article, lens barrel, camera, and injection mold: A drive frame 34 as a cylindrical molded article has a drive frame main body 34a, three first cam grooves 34c, three second cam grooves 34d, three high-density regions H, and three cam pins 43. The cam pins 43 are disposed in the circumferential direction between first center lines X1... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090034097 - Zoom lens and image taking system having the same: A zoom lens includes a focus unit, a zoom unit, an aperture stop, and an imaging unit having a splitting element that are arranged in that order from an object side to an image side. The splitting element includes an incident surface for a light beam, a half mirror surface... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090034098 - Imaging lens unit, imaging device, and portable terminal: An imaging lens unit which achieves a lower profile without adversely affecting the optical performance. The imaging lens unit includes a first lens, an aperture stop, a second lens, and a third lens arranged sequentially along the optical axis from the object side to the image side. The first lens... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090034099 - Imaging lens: The imaging lens comprises, in order from an object side to an image surface side, a first lens having a positive power whose convex surface faces the image surface side, a diaphragm, a second lens having a negative power whose convex surface faces the image surface side, a third lens... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP Koda/androlia
20090034100 - Optical system, imaging apparatus, and method for forming image by the optical system: Providing an optical system having excellent optical performance, an imaging apparatus, and a method for forming an image by the optical system. The optical 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, a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090034101 - Wide-angle image pick-up lens system and vehicle with same: A wide-angle image pick-up lens system includes a first lens group with negative refracting power and a second lens group with positive refracting power. The first lens group and the second lens group are aligned in order from an object side to an image side. The first lens group and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090034102 - Hand held rear view mirror: A hand held mirror includes a body having a first and second body portion. The second body portion is arranged at a variable angle of between 0 and 50 degrees from the plane of the first body portion. A convex mirror is attached to the underside of the second body... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.
20090034104 - Color wheel: An exemplary color wheel includes a motor, a carrier, a color filter unit, and a fixing member. The carrier includes a main body fixed to the motor and a tapered spindle extending from the main body and away from the motor. The tapered spindle defines an axial hole therein. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090034105 - Color wheel: An exemplary color wheel includes a carrier, a color filter, a fastening plate, and a heat dissipating unit. The carrier includes a spindle extending outwardly therefrom. The fastening plate includes a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. The second side is sleeved around the spindle.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090034106 - Color wheel for use in projection device: An exemplary color wheel for use in DLP projectors includes a motor, a color filter unit, a locking member, and an elastic member. The motor includes a rotor portion. The rotor portion protrudes a shaft. The shaft defines a receiving portion therein. The color filter unit defines a through hole... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang
20090034103 - Solar film viewing cell: A solar viewing filter comprising a paperboard tube, and a paperboard disc having an aperture and film extending across the aperture, the paperboard disc being arranged within the paperboard tube to enable a user to view a solar event through the film when looking into the paperboard tube.... Agent: Arent Fox LLPPrevious industry: Facsimile and static presentation processing
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