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Optical: systems and elements March listing by industry category 03/09

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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090080042 - Monocular holographic data storage system architecture: A monocular holographic storage device or system to provide for compact recording and/or reading of data pages in a holographic storage medium. Also provided are methods for carrying out such data storage and/or data recovery using a monocular holographic storage device or system. Further provided are articles comprising holographic storage... Agent: Jagtiani + Guttag

20090080043 - Hologram decoding apparatus, hologram decoding method and computer readable medium: A hologram decoding apparatus is provided and includes: a light receiving unit including an imaging device that receives a reproduced image obtained by reading a code image from a hologram recording medium in which a Fourier transform image of the coded image with n pixels expressing digital information is recorded,... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090080045 - Light scanning device and image forming apparatus: A light scanning device which exposes a photoconductor of an image forming apparatus, includes: a light emitting unit which emits a light; a mirror which reflects a light emitted by the light emitting unit in a direction toward the photoconductor; an obtaining unit which obtains data on a speed of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090080044 - Micro-oscillating member, light-deflector, and image-forming apparatus: The present invention provides a resonance type micro-oscillating member capable of retraining a fluctuation of angular velocity, and specifically provides a micro-oscillating member, which is a nested micro-oscillating member, wherein there exist a reference oscillation mode which is the characteristic oscillation mode of a reference frequency, and an even numbered... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090080046 - Optical scanning element, driving method for same, and optical scanning probe employing optical scanning element: An optical scanning element is provided and includes: a substrate; a first movable section supported on the substrate so as to be capable of rocking displacement about a first axis parallel to a surface of the substrate; a second movable section arranged integrally on the first movable section and supported... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090080047 - Laser direct imaging apparatus: A laser direct imaging apparatus which can expose photosensitive materials having various sensitivities and which can correct an imaging position in accordance with deformation of a workpiece. In the laser direct imaging apparatus, the workpiece is moved in a sub-scanning direction while a cylindrical lens is used to converge a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090080048 - Methods and systems of rapid focusing and zooming for volumetric 3d displays and cameras: This invention relates in general to methods and systems of rapid focusing and zooming for the applications in the projection of volumetric 3D images and in the imaging of 3D objects. Rapid variable focusing or zooming is achieved by rapid and repeated change of the object distance or the spacing... Agent: Che-chih Tsao

20090080049 - 2-axis driving electromagnetic scanner: A 2-axis driving electromagnetic scanner, having a structure in which a mirror is separated from a driving unit and directly driven, is provided. The electromagnetic scanner includes: an outer driving unit which is capable of rotating around a first axis; an inner driving unit which is suspended from the outer... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090080050 - Optical pattern generator using multiple reflective surfaces: An optical pattern generator uses reflection from multiple (e.g., two) internal mirror surfaces mounted on a rotating support structure.... Agent: Reliant / Fenwick C/o Fenwick & West, LLP

20090080051 - Microactuator: A microactuator including a base frame; and a moving plate having both ends supported by a plurality of elastic support portions inside the base frame, the moving plate having a first side on which a reflective mirror for changing a light path is disposed. At least one first rib is... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090080052 - Electro-wetting display device: An exemplary electro-wetting display (EWD) device includes a plurality of sub-pixel units. Each sub-pixel unit defines two opposite long sides and two opposite short sides. Each sub-pixel unit includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing toward the first substrate, a conductive first liquid and a polar second sandwiched between... Agent: Wei Te Chung Foxconn International, Inc.

20090080054 - Speckle removing light source and lighting apparatus: Provided are a speckle removing light source capable of removing speckle by using laser light whose wavelength is temporally changed and a lighting apparatus for producing an image from which the speckle is removed. Provided is a speckle removing light source, including: a light source for outputting laser light; and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090080053 - Stepping optical reduction system: A device and a method for synthesizing a microarray are provided. The device includes a reduction optics assembly and a target assembly. The reduction optics assembly is configured to receive a light array of selectable regions of light and dark areas, to reduce a size of the light array in... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (warf)

20090080055 - Rearview mirror element assemblies and systems: A rearview mirror element assembly includes an electrochromic reflective element having a front generally planar substrate and a rear generally planar substrate. A reflecting mirror reflector is established at a third surface of the rear substrate and an auxiliary mirror element is positioned rearward of a perimeter region of the... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090080056 - Light control material and light control film: in the formula (2), R2 represents a naphthalene group or an anthracene group; R3 represents a phenyl group substituted by a substituent X at the position m or the position p; and the substituent X represents a group selected from the group consisting of: an alkyl group having 1 to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090080057 - Color wheel: A color wheel for use in a DLP projector includes a rotating disk, a color filter, a sensor, and a processor. The rotating disk has two end surfaces, a circumferential side surface extending between the two end surfaces, and a timing mark arranged on the side surface thereof. The color... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090080058 - Devices and methods for enhancing color shift of interferometric modulators: The color reflected by an interferometric modulator may vary as a function of the angle of view. A range of colors are thus viewable by rotating the interferometric modulator relative to an observer. By placing a textured layer between an observer and an interferometric modulator, a pattern which includes the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090080059 - Spatial light modulator: The present invention provides a spatial light modulator, comprising: a plurality of pixel units configured as a pixel array wherein each of the pixel units further comprises a memory circuit. The spatial light modulator further includes a bit line for transmitting a data signal to the memory circuit. The spatial... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090080060 - Separable modulator: A separable modulator architecture is disclosed. The modulator has a mirror suspended from a flexible layer over a cavity. The flexible layer also forms supports and support posts for the mirror. An alternative separable modulator architecture has a mirror suspended over a cavity. The modulator is supported by supports and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090080061 - Method and device for high resolution acousto-optic programmable filtering in the infrared region: The subject matter of the invention is a method of high-resolution acousto-optic programmable filtering in the infrared region of an incident optical wave. To that end it proposes the use of a birefringent acousto-optic crystal whereof the propagation speed of acoustic waves is slow, such as compounds of mercury, which... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090080062 - Method for preparing a poled structure by using double-sided electrodes: A method for preparing a poled structure by using double-sided electrodes to perform a poling process first provides a ferroelectric substrate with a first polarization direction having a top surface and a bottom surface. Fabrication processes are then performed to form an electrode structure including a first electrode and a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090080063 - Array waveguide and light source using the same: A light source comprises a light-emitting module configured to emit a first beam and an array waveguide configured to convert the first beam into a second beam. The light-emitting module includes a plurality of light-emitting units configured to emit the first beam, and the light-emitting units are positioned in an... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090080064 - Wavelength conversion system, optical integrated device and wavelength conversion method: A wavelength conversion system includes a Mach-Zehnder interferometer including two optical waveguides, a non-linear medium provided on one of the two optical waveguides, and a branching ratio adjuster for adjusting the branching ratio of multiplexed light produced by multiplexing signal light and pumping light so that the powers of the... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090080065 - Ultra-broadband uv microscope imaging system with wide range zoom capability: An ultra-broadband ultraviolet (UV) catadioptric imaging microscope system with wide-range zoom capability. The microscope system, which comprises a catadioptric lens group and a zooming tube lens group, has high optical resolution in the deep UV wavelengths, continuously adjustable magnification, and a high numerical aperture. The system integrates microscope modules such... Agent: Smyrski Law Group, A Professional Corporation

20090080067 - Pdp filter for absorbing near infrared ray: There is provided a PDP filter for absorbing near infrared ray capable of significantly reducing the kind and amount of dyes that are used to block a near infrared ray (NIR) emitted from PDP, the filters having physical properties that are improved when compared to conventional PDP filters for absorbing... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090080066 - Vehicle window glass and manufacturing method therefor: There is provided a vehicle window glass that can be manufactured at low cost and can efficiently cut off infrared rays impinging on passengers sitting on window seats most susceptible to sunlight exposure, and a manufacturing method for the same. With a glass substrate 1 held by a glass substrate... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090080068 - Projection optical system, exposure apparatus, and method of manufacturing device: A projection optical system which projects an image of a first object onto a second object includes a plurality of lenses and a plurality of aperture stops for determining a numerical aperture. The plurality of aperture stops include a first aperture stop having an opening whose size can be changed,... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090080069 - Microscope: Provided is a microscope for focusing by inserting a split prism (5) at a focusing support time. The image of an iris stop (30) is branched into such two images by the angle deflecting action of the split prism (5) as are individually shifted and focused at symmetric positions across... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090080070 - Imaging system having enhanced resolution: Systems and methods for imaging a distant light source at an enhanced resolution is provided. An evanescent field generator an evanescent field generator that receives an incident electromagnetic field representing at least one distant light source and restores high spatial frequency components to the incident electromagnetic field, resulting in an... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090080071 - Projection type screen and image projection system: A projection type screen comprises a reflection surface array and a lenticular sheet. In the reflection surface array, a plurality of reflection surfaces is located along a horizontal direction. Each reflection surface has a mirror reflectivity of which section along the horizontal direction is quadratic curve shape. The lenticular sheet... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090080072 - Polarization mode dispersion compensation using an arrayed waveguide grating: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a system for compensating for the detrimental effects of all-order polarization mode dispersion. The system includes a broadband polarization correction module cascaded with a broadband phase correction module. Each of the modules includes an AWG chip as a wavelength dispersing element, as... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090080073 - Antireflection film, polarizing plate, and image display device: An antireflection film comprising a transparent support and a low-refractivity layer as an outermost layer, the low-refractivity layer being formed by a specific fluoropolymer-containing composition, and a polarizing plate and an image display device comprising the antireflection film.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090080074 - Polymer film, polarizing plate protective film, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device:

20090080075 - Optical filter with moth-eye grating structure: An optical element includes a transparent substrate, a filter film, and an moth-eye grating structure. The filter film and the moth-eye grating structure are formed on two facing away surfaces of the transparent substrate. The moth-eye grating structure is configured for promoting anti-reflection properties to the moth-eye grating structure.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090080076 - Apparatus housing and apparatus decoration with interference color film: The present invention provides an apparatus housing and an apparatus decoration colored by a color luminous designed film. The color luminous designed film includes a semi-transparent metal coating film, a light interference transparent film which has an optical thickness of 5 to 150 nm and is formed from an inorganic... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090080077 - Optical element having antireflection film: An optical element includes a substrate and an antireflection film coated on a surface of the substrate. The antireflection film includes a bottom layer, a range broadening layer, and a top layer in order from the substrate side. The bottom layer is formed using a middle refractive index material. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090080079 - Light diffusive polycarbonate resin composition and light diffusive plate using said resin composition: The present invention provides a light-diffusive polycarbonate-based resin composition which includes (A) 100 parts by mass of an aromatic polycarbonate resin, (B) 0.01 to parts by mass of a light-diffusing agent, and (C) 0.1 to parts by mass of a styrene-(meth)acrylic ester copolymer, and a light-diffusing plate formed from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090080078 - Optical film having light-concentrating and light-scattering structured layer: An optical film comprises: a transparent substrate; and a hybrid structured layer formed on the transparent substrate and including an upper structured portion composed of a plurality of light-concentrating units, such as prisms, formed on an upper portion of the hybrid structured layer for light concentrating, and a light scattering... Agent: Ching-bin Lin

20090080080 - Antiglare film and coating liquid for forming antiglare layer: An antiglare film in which an antiglare layer containing particles and a binder matrix obtained by curing a material curable with ionizing radiation is directly provided on a triacetyl cellulose film. The antiglare layer is formed by a process of directly coating a coating liquid for forming an antiglare layer... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090080081 - Optical film, polarizing plate and image display device: An optical film includes: a transparent substrate; and an antiglare layer containing a light transmissive resin and a first light transmissive particle, and having a thickness of from 8 to 15 μm, wherein the first light transmissive particle has a particle size of from 5.5 to 10 μm and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090080082 - Liquid crystal display device: A liquid crystal display device includes: a protective film; a polarizing plate; a liquid crystal cell for display; and a backlight, in this order, wherein the protective film is an antiglare optical film including a transparent substrate and at least one antiglare layer and having a concavo-convex shape on a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090080083 - Adjustable sunshade assembly: An apparatus for sun shielding for telescopic sights and binoculars incorporating a shutter mechanism to both protect the sighting system and to vary the light entering the sighting system.... Agent: The Intellect Law Group

20090080084 - Beam dump for a very-high-intensity laser beam: A beam terminator for a high-power laser beam comprises a thermally conductive body including a beam-trapping chamber. A tapered spiral channel extends into the conductive body for guiding the beam. The beam is partially absorbed while propagating along the channel to the trapping chamber. What remains of the beam is... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20090080085 - Electromagnetic radiation pulse duration control apparatus and method: Apparatus and methods are used for controlling electromagnetic radiation pulse duration in a lithographic apparatus. A dividing element is arranged to divide an electromagnetic radiation pulse into a first portion and a second portion. A prism receives, refracts, and subsequently emits the first portion of the electromagnetic radiation pulse. A... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090080086 - Symmetrical objective having four lens groups for microlithography: The invention features a system for microlithography that includes a mercury light source configured to emit radiation at multiple mercury emission lines, a projection objective positioned to receive radiation emitted by the mercury light source, and a stage configured to position a wafer relative to the projection objective. During operation,... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090080087 - Rear converter lens apparatus and taking system comprising the same: The invention relates to a rear converter lens apparatus to obtain a lens system having a focal length longer than that of a master lens device by the mounting of the master lens device, and a taking system comprising the same. A converter lens portion consists of, in order from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090080088 - Zoom lens camera and personal digital assistant device: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object to an image, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, when varying a field angle... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090080089 - Wide-angle lens: A wide-angle lens whose angle of view is more than 90 degrees and less than 120 degrees includes, in order from an object side thereof: a first lens having a negative power and including a spherical glass body; a second lens having a positive power and including an aspheric surface;... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090080090 - Image pickup device and portable terminal device: An image pickup device (1) has an image pickup optical system (2) comprising an optical filter (6) for limiting transmission of light having a predetermined wavelength, and an image pickup element (3) for performing image pickup by receiving image pickup light from the image pickup optical system (2). The optical... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090080091 - Laser diode/pre-scan assembly: A laser diode/pre-scan assembly associated with a printhead for a laser printer is presented. The laser diode/pre-scan assembly includes a pair of collimation lenses that are de-centered from the axes of a pair of laser beams to direct the pair of beams inwardly in a process direction and into a... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20090080092 - System for increasing horizontal field of view of a camera: A terrestrial imaging device includes an objective lens which accepts light within an intrinsic angular field of view onto a focal plane and two pairs of plane mirrors. The first pair of plane mirrors reflects a first light incoming ray sequentially to produce first and second reflected light rays within... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090080093 - Compact fisheye objective lens: A compact fisheye objective lens comprising a series of six lens elements arranged on an optical axis to focus an image on an image plane, the compact fisheye objective lens having a first lens element with a convex object surface that faces the object and a concave image surface that... Agent: James F Kirk

20090080094 - Lens module and method for assembling the same: An exemplary lens module includes a lens barrel, a barrel holder engaged with the lens barrel, a number of optical lenses received in the lens barrel; and a number of elastic spacers received in the lens barrel. Each of the elastic spacers is arranged between the adjacent optical lenses. Thus... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090080095 - Prism sheet and backlight module using the same: An exemplary prism sheet includes a transparent main body. The main body includes a first surface, a second surface and a plurality of conical frustum micro-depressions and a plurality of triangular pyramidal micro-depressions. The first surface and the second surface are on opposite sides of the main body. The conical... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090080096 - Powered telescoping vehicle external mirror: A vehicle external rear view mirror assembly comprising a bracket and a mirror head, a pair of parallel outer arm assemblies (20, 20′) having a front portion and a rear portion, the front portion having a rack (28, 28′), a pair of parallel inner arm assemblies (40, 40′) and extending... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090080097 - Novel monocrystalline silicon micromirrors for maskless lithography: A novel silicon micromirror structure for improving image fidelity in laser pattern generators is presented. In some embodiments, the micromirror is formed from monocrystalline silicon. Analytical—and finite element analysis of the structure as well as an outline of a fabrication scheme to realize the structure are given. The spring constant... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090080098 - Absorption type multi-layer film nd filter and process for producing the same: An absorption type multi-layer film ND filter having a substrate formed of a resin film and provided on at least one side thereof an absorption type multi-layer film formed of oxide dielectric film layers and absorption film layers which are alternately formed in layers, characterized in that the oxide dielectric... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090080099 - Parallax barrier, multiple display device and parallax barrier manufacturing method: A parallax barrier is manufactured by forming a light-blocking layer by patterning a metal layer or a resin layer on a barrier glass in a photolithography step. On a mask used in the photolithography step, some pitches between slits are different, the slits corresponding to portions whereupon the light-blocking layers... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

  
03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090073520 - Encoded microparticles and a method for fabricating: A method for fabricating microparticles is provided. The method includes providing a removable substrate that has a photosensitive material. The substrate has a plurality of inner regions. Each inner region surrounds a corresponding outer region. The method also includes providing at least one optically detectable code within at least one... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20090073521 - Holographic method with numerical reconstruction for obtaining an image of a three-dimensional object which even points out of the depth of field are in focus, and holographic apparatus using such a method: The invention concerns a holographic method with numerical reconstruction for obtaining an image of a three-dimensional object, said method employing a digitalised hologram of an object, and comprising a step A. wherein, starting from the digitalised hologram, extracting a phase image of said object corresponding to a bidimensional matrix MD... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090073522 - System and methods for shearless hologram acquisition: Systems and methods for shearless digital hologram acquisition, including an apparatus incorporating an illumination source configured to produce a first beam of light, which is then split by a beamsplitter into a reference beam and an object illumination beam. The reference beam is directed onto a phase-shaping optical element which... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier

20090073523 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: In an optical scanning device, a light-source driving unit drives a light source to modulate a light beam in units of single dot, a deflecting unit deflects the light beam, and a scanning optical system guides the deflected light beam to a scanning surface having an active writing area for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073524 - Imaging apparatus including optical scanning device with deflecting mirror module, and method of deflecting with the mirror module: A module configured to deflect light in an image forming apparatus. A torsion bar supports a mirror and defines a rotational axis of the mirror. A controller is configured to apply electronic pulses to at least one driving device to oscillate the mirror in the module around the rotational axis... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073525 - Display device: A display device includes a laser light source, refraction means for refracting a laser beam emitted from the laser light source, and scan means for scanning the refracted laser beam by driving the refraction means. Further, in the display device, the scan means includes first scan means and second scan... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090073526 - Optical scanning element and image display apparatus: An optical scanning element includes: a movable member which has a reflection surface for reflecting light and rotatable around a rotation axis; and a transmitting member which has a first surface on the side opposite to the side facing the movable member and a second surface on the side facing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090073529 - Multibeam optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: A multibeam optical scanning device includes a plurality of light sources; a collimating lens; an aperture; a cylinder lens; a light deflecting unit; a scanning optical system; and a phase adjusting element. The phase adjusting element performs phase adjustments of wavefronts of the light beams to expand a depth allowance... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073528 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: In an optical scanning device of opposite scanning type, two target surfaces for scanning are scanned in opposite main scanning directions by using a single optical deflector. End portions of a scanning lens arranged in a scanning optical system are configured not to have refractive power in the main scanning... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073530 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device is configured to cause a light beam to scan a photosensitive drum to form a latent image on the photosensitive drum. The optical scanning device includes light emitting units configured to emit light beams and a light deflecting unit having deflecting surfaces and being configured to... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20090073527 - System and method for generating multicolor scan lines and multicolor projection video display incorporating the same: A system for, and method of, generating multicolor scan lines and a multicolor projection video display (PVD) incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes: (1) light sources that emit light of different colors at different emission locations and (2) first and second lenses having lenticular... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090073531 - Light source module, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: A coupling lens collimates an optical beam emitted from a laser light source. An aperture shields a peripheral light flux area of the collimated optical beam. A phase adjusting element partially changes a phase of wavefront of the optical beam. An auxiliary aperture is formed on an outer side of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073532 - Scanner actuating device: A scanner actuating device is disclosed. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the scanner actuating device can include a piezo actuator, which includes a plurality of piezo elements, which are contracted or expanded, and a friction contact part, which moves in an elliptic motion according to the contraction... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090073533 - Apparatus and methods for use of a tunable optical source in safety curtain applications: Apparatus and methods for using a tunable optical source in safety curtain applications provide for enhanced operation of the safety curtain. In an embodiment, a safety curtain includes a transmit unit and a receive unit to operate as the safety curtain, where a single tunable light source generates different wavelengths... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc. Attention: Susan M. Donahue

20090073534 - Interferometric modulator display devices: An embodiment for a pixel for a display device on a substrate is disclosed. The pixel includes a first interferometric modulator on the substrate. The first interferometric modulator has a first normal direction substantially perpendicular to the first interferometric modulator and a first angularly-dependent reflectivity function comprising a first reflectivity... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090073535 - Optical element: An optical element having an alignment layer for an optical anisotropic body, in which the generation of damages in the alignment layer is effectively prevented by providing an optical element having an alignment layer for an optical anisotropic body, wherein a stress releasing layer is formed as an underlying layer... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090073536 - High performance chirped electrode design for large area optoelectronic devices: An electro-optic device with a doped semiconductor base and a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor base, each pixel including: a multiple quantum well formed on the semiconductor base, an oppositely doped semiconductor layer on the multiple quantum well, and a top electrode on the semiconductor layer, the top electrode... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20090073537 - Wavelength monitored and stabilized source: Methods and apparatus for sampling techniques can constantly monitor a spectral output from a broadband source in order to control a central wavelength of interrogation light supplied by the source for input to a sensor. A first portion of light output from the broadband source passes through a controller module... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090073538 - Acousto-optical laser scanner and uv laser analyzer of micro-objects based on it: Two-coordinate AO laser scanner for 355 and 266-nm UV wavebands utilizing AO cells with specially shaped TeO2 and KDP AO crystals, and equipped with LiNbO3 pulse-fed transducers of special configuration that allows enlarging scanning angle. This technology is utilized in computer-controlled UV laser analyzer of micro-objects, which performs florescent and... Agent: Barrington L Simon

20090073539 - Periodic dimple array: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device includes a substrate, an actuation electrode over the substrate, a reflective layer over the actuation electrode, and a support layer between the actuation electrode and the reflective layer. The reflective layer includes at least one aperture through the reflective layer. The support layer includes a recess... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090073540 - Semi-transparent/transflective lighted interferometric devices: In certain embodiments, a device is provided that utilizes both interferometrically reflected light and transmitted light. Light incident on the device is interferometrically reflected from a plurality of layers of the device to emit light in a first direction, the interferometrically reflected light having a first color. Light from a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090073541 - Control grid increased efficiency and capacity for solar concentrators and similar equipment: This invention provides a better means to achieve affordable solar energy. It does so by increasing the efficiency and capacity of control grids (for addressing and alignment) in solar concentrators, and similar equipment. Method and apparatus are described for going from a 25% grid efficiency and capacity to a more... Agent: Mario Rabinowitz

20090073542 - Rewritable thin image display sheet, image display apparatus and image display system: Discloses is a rewritable thin image display sheet, an image display apparatus and an image display system. In the image display system, a low-melting-point wax 18 with a magnetic powder 16 dispersed therein is held between a heat-generation layer 12 and a transparent layer 14 which are disposed spaced apart... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090073544 - Device for the optical splitting and modulation of electromagnetic radiation: A device for the optical splitting and modulation of monochromatic coherent electromagnetic radiation, in particular light beams and/or laser beams, contains a beam source, an acousto-optical element disposed downstream of the latter and serving for splitting the beam generated by means of the beam source into a number of partial... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20090073543 - High frequency acousto-optic frequency shifter having wide acceptance angle: An acousto-optic (AO) frequency shifter includes an anisotropic crystal having an optical axis and an input face, and an acoustic transducer having electrodes affixed to the face for receiving an electrical signal and projecting an acoustic wave into the crystal. The anisotropic crystal is cut relative to the face so... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090073545 - Display apparatus using monitoring light source: A display apparatus using monitoring light source is disclosed. a display apparatus includes a display light source of emitting a display beam, a monitoring light source of emitting a monitoring beam, an optical modulator of modulating the display beam and the monitoring beam to output a diffracted display beam and... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090073546 - Optical path switching device: An optical path switching device is provided. The optical path switching device utilizes the electro-optic effect to apply an electric field on different reflective elements without moving an input/output end of optical signal or reflective elements. Thus, the reflective elements reflect optical beams to control travel paths of the optical... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090073547 - Optical modulator and optical modulation system: A light modulation device that improves utilization efficiency of light is provided. The light modulation device includes a light emitter, a Fabry-Perot type of resonator, and a controller for applying a control voltage to the resonator. The resonator includes a light modulating film in which refractive index changes in accordance... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090073548 - Composite materials: A composite material having a plasma frequency comprising a random mixture of conductive and non-conductive particles. A material having smaller conductive than non-conductive particles and a concentration of conductive particles approximately at, close to or above the percolation threshold for mixtures of the conducting and non-conducting particles may show a... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090073549 - Magnetic garnet single crystal and faraday rotator using the same: It is an object of the present invention to provide a magnetic garnet single crystal capable of reducing the optical loss of the resulting rotator even when the magnetic garnet single crystal is grown using a solvent containing Na by the liquid phase epitaxial process, as well as a Faraday... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090073550 - Device for amplifying a laser with high energy and high beam quality: The field of the invention is that of high-energy laser beam amplifiers and associated optical pumping devices. The object of the invention is to use an amplifier configuration and a cooling means which do not have the drawbacks of cryogenic systems that have been used up until now and which... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP

20090073551 - Electrically-operated microscope: The present invention provides an electrically-operated microscope including an arrangement switching unit, a driving unit, an operation inputting unit, and a control unit. The arrangement switching unit holds a plurality of optical elements and switches an arrangement of the plurality of optical elements. The driving unit drives the arrangement switching... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090073552 - Laser scanning microscope: A laser scanning microscope is disclosed that combines light from first and second scanning optical systems onto a common optical path using a beam combiner. A first plane-parallel transparent plate and a beam combiner are positioned on a support that may be moved relative to the common optical path. The... Agent: Arnold International

20090073553 - Focus adjustment unit and optical scanning microscope: An optical scanning microscope is provided in which the observation magnification does not greatly change even when the working distance of an objective lens is changed. The optical scanning microscope includes an objective optical system that converts the light from a specimen into a substantially collimated light beam, an imaging... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090073554 - Scanning examination apparatus: A scanning examination apparatus 1 is provided, the apparatus including a detachable objective lens 6 or 6′, a scanner 3 for two-dimensionally scanning light F from a specimen 100 focused by the objective lens 6 or 6′, a scanner control device 13 for controlling the operation of the scanner 3,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090073555 - Scanning microscope and method for manipulating samples by means of a manipulating light beam in a scanning microscope: A scanning microscope for manipulating a sample, the microscope, having a first light source, a second light source, a beam deflector, and an optical device. The first light source is configured to emit an illuminating light beam that follows an illuminating beam. A second light source is configured to produce... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090073556 - Multi-stereoscopic viewing apparatus: A method for creating a three-dimensional multi-stereoscopic viewing apparatus includes determining characteristics of an electronically illuminating color matrix panel display having first a pixel arrangement. The method also includes determining a specification for a lenticular lens configured to convert the first pixel arrangement to a second pixel arrangement and placing... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090073557 - Three-dimensional image displaying apparatus: A three-dimensional image displaying apparatus includes a display panel formed of a plurality of pixels having a plurality of light emitting points arranged with a specific interval; a lens panel formed of a plurality of lenses arranged corresponding to the pixels for forming a virtual image of the light emitting... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20090073558 - Continuous adjustable 3deeps filter spectacles for optimized 3deeps stereoscopic viewing and its control method and means: Continuous Adjustable 3Deeps Filter Spectacles are provided with lenses with continuously changeable optical densities, so that viewing of 2D movies is optimized for visualization in natural 3D. Method and means are disclosed for the continuous Adjustable 3Deeps Filter Spectacles to perform two independent optimizations to achieve optimized 3Deep visual effects... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090073559 - Directional display apparatus: A birefringent lens structure comprises a birefringent lens array capable of directing light of a given polarisation into a directional distribution, the birefringent lens comprising a solid birefringent material and an isotropic material having an interface having a refractive structure. A switchable liquid crystal layer capable of rotating the polarisation... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090073560 - Systems and methods for polarization mode dispersion mitigation: In one exemplary embodiment, a method comprises transmitting an optical signal via the optical line, measuring a relative change in spectral intensity of the optical signal near a clock frequency (or half of that frequency) while varying a polarization of the optical signal between a first state of polarization and... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090073561 - Systems and methods for polarization mode disperson mitigation: In one exemplary embodiment, a method comprises transmitting an optical signal via the optical line, measuring a relative change in spectral intensity of the optical signal near a clock frequency (or half of that frequency) while varying a polarization of the optical signal between a first state of polarization and... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20090073562 - Image fluctuation correcting apparatus: An image fluctuation correcting apparatus rotates a first rotary apex angle prism held in a first prism holding member around a first shaft in a direction for canceling an amount of horizontal fluctuation by electromagnetic force generated between a first drive coil and a first magnet by flowing electric current... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090073563 - Optical lattice microscopy: A method for creating a periodic interference pattern of coherent waves in two or three dimensions, D, includes generating at least D+2 waves, where each wave has substantially the same wavelength, λ, and travels substantially in a unique direction, kn. The waves are directed such that at least a portion... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP

20090073564 - Optical film having light-scattering substrate and the process thereof: An optical film comprises a light-scattering substrate capable for diffusing light incoming through the substrate, and a prismatic layer having an array of a plurality of prisms and formed on the substrate for concentrating light when outgoing from the prisms, thereby obtaining an optical film for enhancing its brightness and... Agent: Ching-bin Lin

20090073566 - Optical sheet for display unit and manufacturing method thereof: In a manufacturing method of the present invention, a diffusion sheet having a flat size of a product size or more is laminated to a front surface and/or back surface of a lens sheet having flat size of the product size or more, and the stack is cut along its... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090073565 - Prism sheet and backlight module using the same: An exemplary prism sheet includes a transparent main body. The main body includes a first surface, a second surface opposite to the first surface, a plurality of spherical depressions formed in the first surface, and a plurality of triangular pyramidal depressions and hexagonal pyramidal depressions formed in the second surface.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090073567 - Light-guiding surface structure: The present invention relates to a multilayer, surface structured solid plate for light guidance, the base material of which consists of a transparent plastic material, and optionally one or more cover layers.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090073568 - Housing with three-dimension appearance: A housing (10) with three-dimension appearance includes a transparent substrate (11), a micro lens array (12) formed on one surface of the transparent substrate, and a decorative layer (13) formed on another surface of the transparent substrate at an opposite side to the micro lens array. A method for making... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090073569 - Compound eye: A compound eye is provided. The compound eye includes a microfluidic device defining a plurality of wells therein. A plurality of lenses are disposed in corresponding wells of the microfluidic device. Each lens has a tunable focal length. A tuning structure tunes the focal length of each lens in response... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20090073570 - Light control devices and methods of making same: A light control device is disclosed that includes a two film construction, each film having a plurality of light reflecting regions. For example, the light absorbing elements can be a series of grooves or column-like indentations in the films that are filled or coated with a light reflecting material having... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20090073571 - Projecting lens system: A projecting lens system includes a first lens positive in power, a second lens negative in power, a third lens positive in power, and a fourth lens positive in power. The projecting lens system meets a criteria of 1.4<TT/f<1.7; where TT denotes a total length of the projecting lens system... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090073572 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order along an optical axis from a side nearest to a photographic subject to an imaging site, a first lens group I that comprises a positive refraction index and is anchored in place when performing a magnification of an image, a second lens group II... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090073573 - Zoom optical system and image taking apparatus using the same: A zoom optical system comprising, in order from an object side: a first lens unit having a negative refractive power; a second lens unit having a positive refractive power; and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, a space between the lens units being changed to thereby perform... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090073574 - Zoom lens, imaging device, and camera having imaging device: A zoom lens has a field view of 60° to 70° at a wide-angle end, a magnification change ratio of about five to six times, and a small number of component lenses, enables retraction to a compact size when not in use, provides high resolution, and is compatible with a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090073575 - Optical zoom lens: An optical zoom lens includes, in this order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens group of negative refraction power, a second lens group of positive refraction power, and a third lens group of positive refraction power. The optical zoom lens satisfies the formulas of:... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090073576 - Zoom lens system: The present invention is directed to improve prior art zoom lens systems that have groups of lens pieces moved within a lens barrel for the zooming and the focusing and to provide an improved zoom lens system that is simplified and robust in configuration so as to withstand malfunctions well... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090073577 - Super wide angle optical system: A super wide angle optical system including: a first lens group including one or more of irrotational symmetric lens surfaces disposed sequentially from an object side and having, overall, a negative refractive power; an aperture stop for intercepting unnecessary light; and a second lens group including one or more of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090073578 - Incident-light controlling apparatus: An incident-light controlling apparatus has a first aperture 103 formed in a substrate, and a diaphragm blade 201 (incident-light controlling means) which rotates around an axis of rotation as a center, and which controls light incident upon passing through the first aperture 103, by the diaphragm blade 201 rotating alternately... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090073579 - Beam-adjusting optics: The present invention provides an optical analyzer having illumination optics that include a light source, such as a laser or other source, adapted to emit a collimated, or approximately collimated, light beam, a focusing lens that focuses the beam onto a focus spot within a detection region, and beam-adjusting optics... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company

20090073580 - Plastic optical element, nest structure, die, optical scan apparatus and image formation apparatus: A plastic optical element is provided, which includes an optical element body having a transfer surface which includes at least one laser beam incident portion of a concave shape, and a support portion connected with the optical element body, in which the support portion is disposed in a direction of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073581 - Lens barrel, lens driving apparatus, camera, and mobile information terminal: A lens barrel capable of accurately detecting a position of a retractable lens retaining frame. A frame female member for rotating a frame around a lead screw and driving the frame in forward and backward directions along the lead screw is formed with a T-shared protruded member as a detected... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090073582 - Lens module: A lens module includes a lens holder, a lens, a set collar, and an adhesive to adhere the set collar to the lens holder. The lens is received in the lens holder, and includes an optical portion, and a locating portion around the optical portion. The set collar holds the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090073583 - Lens with protrusions: An exemplary lens includes an active part and a nonactive part. The active part is configured for refracting light traveling therethrough. The nonactive part surrounds the active part. The nonactive part has a plurality of protrusions formed on a surface thereof. The protrusions are structured and arranged along an imaginary... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090073584 - Lens position control device and method: Provided is a lens position control device including a driving frequency generating unit that generates a driving frequency for moving the position of a lens and a driving frequency for reducing the moving speed of the lens to re-move the lens in the reverse direction to the moving direction of... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090073585 - Lens driving device: A lens driving device is provided with a holder that holds a lens, a supporting portion that supports the holder displaceably along an optical axis of the lens, and at least one magnet that is arranged symmetrically with respect to the optical axis on side surfaces of the holder. The... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090073586 - Analytical laser ablation of solid samples for icp, icp-ms, and fag-ms analysis: The present invention facilitates improvements in laser ablation of solid samples to be analyzed by an external inductively coupled plasma (ICP) emission spectrometer, ICP/mass-spectrometer (ICP-MS), or flowing afterglow (FAG) mass spectrometer (FAG-MS) for elemental analysis (ICP and ICP-MS) or molecular analysis (FAG-MS). A novel invention mirror-with-hole beam combiner eliminates chromatic... Agent: James D. Welch

20090073587 - Mirror arrangement of a laser processing system: A mirror arrangement for a laser processing system includes a mirror configured to deflect laser radiation incident on the mirror arrangement onto a workpiece. The mirror arrangement includes first, second, and third mirror regions. A surface of the third mirror region is parallel to or recessed from a direction of... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090073588 - Side mirror assembly with integrated spotting mirror: A mirror assembly for a motor vehicle includes a base that is fixedly secured to the motor vehicle. A housing is fixedly secured to the base. The housing defines an opening. A mirror is operatively secured to the housing at the opening. The mirror defines a rear view mirror portion... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090073589 - Frame comprising a vibration-damping device, which is intended for the outside rear-view mirror assembly of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a frame comprising a vibration-damping device, which is intended for the outside rear-view mirror assembly of a motor vehicle. According to the invention, a moving plate bearing a mirror is connected to the inventive frame by means of a knuckle-type joint. Optionally, a case is installed... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090073590 - Vehicle mirror with integrated lighting: A vehicle mirror with integrated lighting is provided. The vehicle mirror may be a cross-view mirror for a vehicle such as a school bus. The mirror may include a mirror assembly having a mirror lens providing a field of view for a driver of the vehicle and a support affixed... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20090073591 - Color wheel: An exemplary color wheel includes a motor, a color filter and a heat sink. The motor includes a main body, a rotary housing fixed to an end of the main body and a spindle extending outwardly from the rotary housing. The color filter is sleeved around the spindle of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090073592 - Color wheel: A color wheel includes a motor defining a rotating portion, a color filter, a sensor and a processor electrically connected to the sensor. The rotating portion defines a groove at the periphery of the rotating portion to aid the sensor in detecting a color index position of the color filter... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

  
03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090067018 - Method of nonlinear harmonic holography: A harmonic holography (H2) technique and system that combines holography and nonlinear optics that enables holographic recording of 3D images with femtosecond framing time are provided. The H2 technique records holograms with second harmonic (SH) signals scattered off specialized nanocrystals that are functionalized to label specific protein or other biomolecules... Agent: Kauth , Pomeroy , Peck & Bailey ,llp

20090067020 - Exposing device and image forming apparatus having the same: A light source, a polygon mirror mechanism, a deflection lens, and a mirror unit are housed in a casing. The mirror unit includes a base member of metal fixed to the casing and a mirror supporting plate attached to the base member. The mirror supporting plate is formed by a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090067019 - Swing member device, and optical deflector and image-forming apparatus employing the swing member device: A swing member device comprises a swingable part supported by a supporting part to be swingable around a torsional axis on a supporting base in at least one intrinsic oscillation mode: the swing member device having a temperature-raising unit for raising the temperature of ambient atmosphere in the region of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090067021 - Optical beam scanning apparatus, optical beam scanning method and image forming apparatus: An optical beam scanning apparatus according to the present invention includes a light source, a pre-deflection optical system, a light deflecting device, a post-deflection optical system, a first sensor configured to detect a part of the luminous fluxes deflected by the light deflecting device, one or plural first optical elements... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090067023 - Optical beam scanning apparatus, optical beam scanning method and image forming apparatus: An optical beam scanning apparatus according to the present invention includes a light source, a pre-deflection optical system, a light deflecting device, a post-deflection optical system configured to at least include one or plural first optical elements which act on the luminous fluxes for all color components, plural second optical... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090067022 - Optical beam scanning apparatus, optical beam scanning method, image forming apparatus and image forming method: An optical beam scanning apparatus according to the present invention includes a pre-deflection optical system, a post-deflection optical system at least including one or plural first optical elements, plural second optical elements, a first reflection mirror which is provided in optical path between the first optical element and one of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090067024 - Optical beam scanning apparatus, optical beam scanning method, image forming apparatus and image forming method: An optical beam scanning apparatus according to the present invention includes a light source, a pre-deflection optical system, a light deflecting device configured to separate the luminous fluxes in a sub-scanning direction for each of color components and scan the luminous fluxes against a scanning object in the main scanning... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090067025 - Method and system for filling voids in electromechanical systems: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for filling a void of an electromechanical system includes forming a void within a support layer. A conductive layer is formed outwardly from the support layer such that a portion of the conductive layer partially fills the void. A... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090067026 - Low cost control system for solar concentrators: a means of positioning a large number of mirrors accurately and inexpensively over a larger area by using floats and combined with mechanical linkages.... Agent: Lawrence Winiarski

20090067027 - Liquid space telescope: The invention in microgravity uses the natural effect of capillary action and surface tension of a liquid substance inside a cylindrical chamber to form a curved meniscus suitable to use in a space telescope. The geometry of the meniscus can be controlled by using a boundary line that fixes the... Agent: Michael Ross Hennigan

20090067028 - Optical near-field distribution transfer device: Long-distance transfer of a super-resolution near field can be performed with a wavelength condition of high degree of freedom. Not only an image in same size can be merely transferred, but also a magnified image can be transferred. Thus the processing technique of a near-field image is improved. Small rods... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090067029 - Electro-optical module, power supply substrate, wiring substrate, and electronic apparatus: This invention provides an electro-optical module with reduced noise in driving voltage. The invention can include a power supply substrate that is arranged separately from the flexible substrate having a driver, so that the noise of the driving voltage supplied from the power supply substrate is reduced.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090067031 - Electrochemical system on a plastic substrate: Electrochemical system comprising at least one substrate of organic nature, at least one electronically conductive layer and at least one active species, characterized in that it includes at least one organic layer lying between the electronically conductive layer and the substrate.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090067030 - Synthesis of green electrochromic materials: Green electrochromic (EC) materials based on thiophene, and a green EC material based on pyrazine are disclosed. A first thiophene derivative (2,3-Di-thiophen-2-yl-thieno[3,4-b]pyrazine), which was previously investigated as a nonlinear optical material, is here disclosed for its use as an EC material and for its incorporation into an EC device. Synthesis... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson

20090067032 - Vehicular signal mirror: A vehicular signal mirror includes a reflective mirror element comprising a mirror reflector on a light-transmitting substrate. The visible light reflectance is at least about 40% for visible light incident upon the front side of the reflective mirror element. A turn signal light display and/or a blind-spot indicator light display... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090067034 - Mems structure and optical modulator having temperature compensation layer: An optical modulator can be provided that includes a substrate; an insulation layer positioned on the substrate; a ribbon layer such that its center portion is spaced apart from the insulation layer; a piezoelectric actuator positioned on either end of the ribbon layer that provides the driving force which moves... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090067033 - Micromachine structure system and method for manufacturing same: A micro-mechanical structure system according to the present invention includes: a movable structure 5, at least a portion of the movable structure 5 being formed of a single-crystalline material; an elastic supporting member 10 for supporting the movable structure 5; a stationary electrode section 13, 25 at least partially opposing... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090067035 - Method and apparatus for continuous wave harmonic laser: An apparatus for producing coherent, continuous wave, ultraviolet light, includes one or more source lasers in the visible or near-infrared frequency range. The apparatus also includes one or more frequency conversion stages. Each of the one or more frequency conversion stages includes one or more reflectors, an optical resonator, one... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090067036 - Nested waveguides: A radiation source or detector including a nested waveguide structure is provided. A smaller waveguide provides wave guiding for radiation of shorter wavelength. The smaller waveguide is embedded within a larger waveguide that provides wave guiding for radiation of longer wavelength. Wavelength conversion between the shorter wavelength and the longer... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (warf)

20090067037 - Optical amplification apparatus and optical communication apparatus: An optical amplification apparatus includes an optical amplification medium which has an input end and an output end, and amplifies an optical signal by a predetermined amplification rate; a first light source for launching excited light which excites the optical amplification medium; an isolator connected to the output end of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090067038 - Semiconductor raman ring amplifier: A semiconductor-based Raman ring amplifier is disclosed. A method according to aspects of the present invention includes directing a pump optical beam having a pump wavelength and an input pump power level from an optical waveguide into a ring resonator. The optical waveguide and ring resonator are comprised in semiconductor... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090067039 - Optical micro resonator: The present invention relates to a micro resonator assembly (16), comprising a body (2) which is covered with a layer (6) of at least one material at least at an intended point of interaction between the micro resonator (4) and an associated coupling element (10, 12) when using the micro... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090067040 - Far-infrared camera lens, lens unit, and imaging apparatus: A far-infrared camera includes three lenses formed of ZnS. A first lens is a biconvex lens, a second lens is a negative meniscus or biconcave lens, and a third lens is a positive meniscus lens. A diffraction surface is formed in either surface of a lens. When a total focal... Agent: Venable LLP

20090067041 - Far-infrared camera lens, lens unit, and imaging apparatus: Three lenses formed of ZnS are used in combination. A first lens is a meniscus lens having a middle portion which is convex on an object side. A second lens has a middle portion that is a meniscus, which is concave on an object side and has positive refractive power,... Agent: Venable LLP

20090067042 - In-vivo examination apparatus: When carrying out in vivo examination of a living organism, the behavior in the interior thereof is continuously observed with clear images. Provided is an in-vivo examination apparatus 1 comprising an optical unit 4 including a light source 2 and an image acquisition device 3; and an observation head 5,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090067043 - Optical system having selectable field for inspection: An optical system for viewing an object has a plurality of lenses and a main optical axis coincident with the centers of the lenses. The optical system further comprises a low magnification optical subsystem that is operative to view the object at a first magnification and a high magnification optical... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090067044 - Projection screen and coating: In at least one embodiment of a coating for a projection screen for displaying an image projected as a combination of primary colors, said coating comprises one or more primary pigments, each of said primary pigments corresponding to at least one of said primary colors. In at least one embodiment... Agent: Brian J. Lum Ice Miller

20090067045 - Screen: A screen onto which an image light may be projected includes a flexible screen body, a first and a second storage member, and a retention member. The first storage member includes a screen wind-up section that winds up the screen body and supports either one of opposing end portions of... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090067046 - Antireflection film, polarizing plate and image display: An antireflection film is provided and includes, as an outermost layer, a lower refractive index layer containing a fluorine-containing polymer of which a main chain is formed solely of carbon atoms and a compound having a polysiloxane structure. The fluorine-containing polymer contains a hydroxyl group-containing vinyl monomeric polymerization unit with... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090067047 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus:

20090067048 - Structured oriented films for use in displays: Films having a structured surface with an engineered feature, such as prism grooves, to be used in displays having a backlight. The films can be arranged in a stack having one or more of the following: birefringent brightness enhancement films, non-birefringent brightness enhancement films, polarizers, diffusers, birefringent turning films, and... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090067049 - Polarization control system and projector: A phase compensation element is disposed between a reflective type display element and a polarizing beam splitter. Composed of a crystal structure retardation layer functioning as a quarter-wave plate and an inclined-axis retardation layer functioning as an O-plate, the phase compensation element is aligned substantially parallel to a reflective surface... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090067050 - Exterior rearview mirror for a motor vehicle: An exterior rearview mirror for a motor vehicle has a mirror housing, a wiper motor, and a wiper arm which is driven by the wiper motor via a wiper mechanism and bears a wiper blade for cleaning a mirror surface. The wiper mechanism generates an essentially parallel reciprocating movement of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090067051 - System and method for correcting light pathway by driving curved prism composed of refraction surface: A system and method of correcting a light pathway is provided. A system for correcting a light pathway, the system including: a light pathway change amount measurement unit to measure a light pathway change amount using a movement amount of an image when a light pathway of incident light is... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090067052 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus (10) is described, having at least one objective element (20) which has two or more objective lens elements (21, 24, 27), wherein one of the objective lens elements (21) is designed as a support lens element for a diffractive optical element (15), the support lens element having... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090067053 - Optical system and image pickup apparatus having same: An optical system includes an optical element formed of resin. On at least one of optical surfaces on the light incidence side of the optical element formed of resin, a plurality of depressions or protrusions of a size not larger than the wavelengths of visible light is formed without a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090067054 - Spectrally adjustable filter: Spectrally filtering at least one input beam includes dispersing spectral components of at least one input beam at different respective angles in a spectral plane; changing at least some of the angles of the propagation axes of the dispersed spectral components so that the maximum angular separation among the propagation... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090067055 - Lens array, manufacturing method thereof, led head having lens array, exposure device having led head, image forming apparatus having exposure device, and reading apparatus: An exposure device is provided that has a light emitting unit having a plurality of light emitting elements and a lens array having a pair of lenses having a first lens and a second lens, the lens array having a shielding unit for shielding a light from any one of... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090067056 - Use of metallized films to create half-mirrored parts: The present invention provides half-mirrored parts and methods for creating half-mirrored parts. A half-mirrored part according to one particular embodiment of the present includes: a formable reflective layer and a formable transparent or translucent layer, wherein the formable reflective layer is on one side of the transparent or translucent layer.... Agent: Volvo Technology Of America, Corporate Patents

20090067057 - Buried numerical aperture expander having transparent properties: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a buried numerical aperture expander may be utilized to provide a head-up or virtual display at a larger field of view without requiring a larger amount of space, larger sized display, or larger sized optics. The buried numerical aperture expander is capable... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090067058 - Head-up display system for vehicle: A Head-up display system includes a display for projecting a light to provide a display image, and a reflecting means located in the proximity of a front windshield glass of the vehicle. The reflecting means has a reflection surface for receiving the light projected from the display to reflect toward... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090067059 - Device and method for altering the path of magnetic waves to record the activity thereof: A device and related method for refracting magnetic waves to enable the temporary or permanent recording of said waves. The device includes a piece of material that is transparent or translucent to magnetic waves. The piece of material, which may be solid, is selected to have a magnetic refraction index... Agent: Chris A. Caseiro

20090067060 - Zoom lens, camera apparatus, and portable information terminal apparatus: A zoom lens comprises a first lens group G1, which includes a negative focal length, a second lens group G2, which includes a positive focal length, a third lens group G3, which includes a negative focal length, a fourth lens group G4, which includes a positive focal length, and a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090067061 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: The invention relates to a zoom lens and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same. More particularly, the invention is concerned with a zoom lens that is downsized for use with imaging apparatus inclusive of video cameras and digital cameras. The zoom lens comprises a positive first group G1, a negative... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090067062 - Fresnel optical element and projection display apparatus: Each of a plurality of Fresnel prisms 12 is formed so that a refractive surface 12 thereof includes a non-light incidence surface 12c upon which any light ray emitted from a projector 1 is not directly incident because it is intercepted by another Fresnel prism 12, the non-light incidence surface... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090067063 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens is provided and includes: in order from an object side of the imaging lens, a first lens group having a positive power as a whole; a second lens group, in which an object-side surface of a lens closest to the object side is concave toward the object... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090067064 - Fixed-focus lens: A fixed-focus lens including a first lens group and a second lens group is provided. The first lens group has a negative refractive power, and consists essentially of a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, and a fourth lens arranged in sequence from an object side to an... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090067065 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: Ra1 represents a radius of curvature of an object-side surface of the air lens which has a convex shape and is closest to an image side of the imaging lens in the lens group, Ra2 represents a radius of curvature of an image-side surface of the air lens, and L... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090067066 - Handheld magnifying device incorporating a circular array of light emitting diodes: An LED-assisted magnifying device having a generally circularly-shaped array of LEDs adapted to provide a uniform pattern of visible illumination below a magnifying lens. An ultraviolet LED is provided as an alternate, optional light source to the generally circularly-shaped array of LEDs. A darkfield illuminator may be advantageously employed with... Agent: Leland K. Jordan

20090067067 - Endoscope: An optical axis restriction surface, which restricts movement of a first lens frame in an optical axis direction, and a fixing slit, which is located in rear of the optical axis restriction surface, are formed on an end portion of a second lens frame. Lens frame hold portions, which restrict... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090067068 - Camera lens module: A camera lens module is provided, in which a lens housing has at least one lens, a main frame contains the lens housing along an optical axis, a support portion is engaged with the lens housing and with the main frame to be rotatable along the optical axis, a cover... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20090067070 - Engaging member, lens driving mechanism, imaging apparatus, and manufacturing method of engaging member: In an engaging member 1 which holds a contact member 8 made of metal and having two contact surfaces 9 which form a recess 6 for receiving a shaft member 5 so as to be slidably displaceable on the shaft member 5 in accordance with displacement in a direction of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090067069 - Lens barrel device and image capture device:

20090067071 - Prism system and method for producing the same: A prism monomer for use in a digital light processing projection device includes a plastic triangular prism having a hypotenuse surface and a glass sheet. The glass sheet has two opposite surfaces. One surface of the glass sheet is attached to the hypotenuse surface of the plastic triangular prism and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090067072 - Prism system with prism spacer: An exemplary prism system includes a first prism, a second prism, and a spacer. The first prism includes a first conjunction face and the second prism includes a second conjunction face. The first conjunction face and the second conjunction face are opposite each other. The spacer is disposed between the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090067073 - Extendable mirrors for vehicle handlebars: A fully adjustable mirror is attached to a housing having a ball and socket mount modified to allow the mirror support shaft to pass through. A collet with a knurled locking collar slides and locks at any desired point along the length of a straight mirror receiving shaft. The shaft... Agent: Donald W. Meeker

20090067074 - Non-contact connector: A non-contact connector (10), having a rotation-side light-emitting element (13) and a rotation-side light-receiving element (14), positioned on a rotating body (1) which rotates about a rotation axis (4), a fixed-side light-emitting element (23) and a fixed-side light-receiving element (24), positioned on a fixed body (2), and a first partial... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090067075 - Personal grooming mirror: A personal grooming mirror including a mirror housing with a mirror surround aperture formed in a surface of the mirror housing and a mirror contained in the mirror housing with a reflective surface of the mirror exposed and viewable through the mirror surround aperture. The mirror housing is formed in... Agent: Holland Law Office P.l.l.c.

20090067076 - Photosensitive resin composition and color filter: (In the above general formula, R0 represents a hydrogen atom or methyl group, R1 represents a single bond or an alkylene group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms, R2 represents an alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms, a represents an integer from 1 to 5, b represents either... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090067077 - Spinel sintered body, light transmission window and light transmission lens: A low-cost spinel sintered body having small polarization and high heat-conductivity is provided. Also, a useful light-transmitting window and light-transmitting lens for light-emitting device is provided. For such purpose, the spinel sintered body of the present invention has a contrast ratio of 300 or more in the case of white... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

  
03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090059327 - Holographic storage material: The invention relates to holographic storage material (1) comprising at least one polymer film (3) and one metallic first layer (4) which is applied to the polymer film (3). In order to provide a storage material (1) having improved optical properties, a non-metallic second layer (5) and a metallic third... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus

20090059328 - Hologram reading apparatus, hologram reading method, hologram recording apparatus and hologram recording method: A hologram reading apparatus includes: a unit holding a hologram recording medium in which data page is recorded by irradiating as a single beam both reference light and signal light modulated by a spatial light modulator including a first pixel area for modulating the reference light and a second pixel... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090059329 - Hologram reading apparatus, hologram reading method, hologram recording apparatus and hologram recording method: A hologram reading apparatus includes: a unit for holding a hologram recording medium in which data page is recorded by irradiating as a single beam both reference light and signal light modulated by a spatial light modulator including a first pixel area for modulating the reference light and a second... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090059330 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes: a focusing lens that focuses light which is one of recording light being irradiated to an optical recording medium with reference light for recording a hologram and reference light being irradiated to an optical recording medium for reading out a hologram; and a focal position-shifting unit... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090059331 - Optical circuit for comparing two n-bit binary words: An optical comparator circuit comprises a first stage comprising an optical gate which receives the signals applied to the two inputs and produces at its output an N bit signal with each bit being representative of the logical expression A XOR B for a respective pair of bits of the... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20090059332 - System and method for dual path length optical analysis of fluids downhole: A method is disclosed for changing an optical path length through a fluid downhole, comprising interspersing an optically transmissive member into a first optical path through the fluid, thereby creating a second shorter optical path through the fluid. In another embodiment, the method further comprises measuring an intensity of light,... Agent: Michael Roebuck, P.C.

20090059333 - Optical scanning apparatus, and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a semiconductor laser and a first optical element that are fixed on a single continuous member. A second optical element, which is a diffraction optical element, has a diffracting surface in which an elliptical groove is formed and which includes a diffracting portion power such... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090059335 - Holding mechanism for long length optical element, optical scanning device, and image forming device: A holding mechanism for a long length optical element, which extends in a main scanning direction that is a movement direction of a deflected luminous flux by an optical deflector, and leads the deflected luminous flux to a scanned surface, includes; a holding member which is placed in a sub-scanning... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090059334 - Projection system and portable electronic device using same: A projection system (108) includes a light source (110), a light modulating unit (120), a dynamic scanning unit (140) and a control circuit (150). The control circuit is electrically connected with the light source and the dynamic scanning unit. The control circuit is used to control the dynamic scanning unit... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090059336 - System and method for display illumination: System and method for increasing display brightness in laser illuminated display systems. An illumination source includes a light source to produce light, a disk having a set of lens elements arranged in a circular ring around a center of the disk, a motor coupled to the disk, and an external... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090059337 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: A temperature of a scanning optical system is different from a temperature of a light source when an optical scanning device is in operation, and when the both temperatures are assumed to be equal, a diffractive surface of a diffractive optical element is set according to a magnitude relationship between... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090059338 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: The optical scanning device includes a pre-deflection optical system that shapes a light beam emitted from a light source into a predetermined sectional shape, a polygon mirror that deflects an incident light beam with plural reflection surfaces arrayed in a rotating direction and scans the light beam on a scanning... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090059339 - Apparatus and method for displaying three-dimensional images: Provided are an apparatus and method of displaying a three-dimensional image. The apparatus includes a light source unit and a volume diffractive element diffracting beams emitted from the light sources unit so that spots of the beams can be formed at different positions from each other in a propagating direction... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090059340 - Deformable mirror: An optoelectric device including a deformable membrane with an outer reflecting surface and an inner surface whereon a plurality of permanent magnets are fixed, and having a bottom surface entirely coated with a continuous layer of a flexible material; and a support including a plurality of electromagnets placed opposite the... Agent: Ip Group Of Dla Piper US LLP

20090059341 - Electro-optical device and electronic apparatus: An electro-optical device includes a first sub pixel and a second sub pixel. A pixel is configured by the first sub pixel and the second sub pixel only, and the first sub pixel and the second sub pixel emit light of different colors.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090059342 - Method and device for packaging a substrate: A package structure and method of packaging for an interferometric modulator. A thin film material is deposited over an interferometric modulator and transparent substrate to encapsulate the interferometric modulator. A gap or cavity between the interferometric modulator and the thin film provides a space in which mechanical parts of the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090059343 - Electro-optical tunable birefringent filter: An electrically tunable Lyot type filter is a Lyot that include one or more filter elements. Each filter element may have a planar, solid crystal comprised of a material that exhibits birefringence and is electro-optically active. Transparent electrodes may be coated on each face of the crystal. An input linear... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP

20090059345 - Mems devices with protective coatings: A microelectromechanical devices with protective coatings on one or more surfaces of the micromechanical device is disclosed. The micromechanical device includes a substrate. The micromechanical device further includes a mirror positioned over the substrate. The mirror can be at least partially reflective to incident light. The micromechanical device further includes... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090059344 - Micromirror device: A micromirror device (21) comprises an electrostatically actuable micromirror (25) and also a frame (27) and a base (9). The micromirror (25) is cardanically suspended in the base (9) via the frame (27) in that it is connected to the frame (27) via two articulated joints and the frame (27)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090059346 - Interferometric optical modulator with broadband reflection characteristics: An optical device suitable for forming a pixel in a video display. The optical device includes a first layer having a first refractive index; a second layer over the first layer, the second layer having a second refractive index less than the first refractive index; and a third layer over... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090059348 - Display device and electric apparatus using the same: In a display device including: an upper space (display space) 13 provided on a display surface side; and a colored liquid 21 that is sealed inside the upper space 13 so as to be operable and is colored in a predetermined color, which is structured so as to be able... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090059347 - Information display panel: In an information display panel, in which display media are sealed in a plurality of cells formed by partition walls between two opposed substrates, at least one of two substrates being transparent, and, in which the display media, to which an electrostatic field is applied, are made to move so... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090059350 - Microcapsule, electrophoretic display sheet, electrophoretic display device, and electronic apparatus: A microcapsule includes an electrophoretic dispersion liquid including at least one kind of electrophoretic particle having a polarity, and a capsule body encapsulating the electrophoretic dispersion liquid and made of a polymeric material including one of a nonpolar resin without having a polarity and a resin material having a nonpolar... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090059349 - Sheet for electrophoretic display devices, process for its production, and its applications: The sheet for electrophoretic display devices according to the present invention includes a data displaying player between electrically conductive layers of two opposite electrode films, the data display layer containing microcapsules for electrophoretic display devices and a binder resin, wherein the binder resin has a weight-average molecular weight of from... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090059351 - Demodulator system and method using multilevel differential phase shift keying: A demodulator and demodulation method includes an optical coupler configured to receive an input signal. The optical coupler couples the signal to an even number of branches. Each branch including at least one interferometer configured to split, combine and interfere with an optical signal from one of within the branch... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20090059352 - Method and arrangement for mitigating bend distortion impact in a fiber amplifier or laser: A method of producing an optical amplifying assembly includes providing an amplifying fiber and selecting a first portion and a second portion of the amplifying fiber such that a bend of substantially the same radius and length would cause greater distortion impairments in the first portion than in the second... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090059353 - Large-mode-area optical fibers with reduced bend distortion: In a LMA optical fiber the index of the core region is graded (i.e., as viewed in a radial cross-section) and has a grading depth of Δng, as measured from a central maximum at or near the axis to a lower level that is not greater than the central maximum... Agent: Michael J. Urbano

20090059354 - Optical amplifier transient control with gain error limits: Optical amplifier transient control methods and apparatus which limit the extent of cumulative transient gain errors in the rapid control of multiple optical amplifiers in a communication system. In an exemplary embodiment, if the input power to an optical amplifier drops below a predetermined threshold, the gain of the amplifier... Agent: Brosemer, Kolefas & Associates, LLC - (lucent)

20090059355 - System and method for optical communication using polarization filtering: An optical circuit is described which may include an SOA-MZI circuit providing an output signal; and a polarization filtering device (PFD) configured to receive the output signal of the SOA-MZI and to provide at least one signal at the output of the PFD.... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090059356 - Light-pipe array system: A light-pipe array system is provided. The system comprises a light projector that projects light, and a light-pipe array. The light-pipe array comprises a plurality of light-pipes. Each light-pipe comprises a dielectric transparent to the light, and an electrically conductive light barrier layer surrounding the dielectric. The barrier layer guides... Agent: Matthew J. Esserman

20090059357 - Optical arrangement and a microscope: An optical arrangement having an optical assembly (1) for generating an intermediate image (2) in a beam path is configured and further developed such that an optical element (3) having a plurality of optical waveguides (4) is arranged in the beam bath after the intermediate image (2) to enable the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090059358 - Chromatically corrected catadioptric objective and projection exposure apparatus including the same: A catadioptric objective includes a plurality of optical elements arranged along an optical axis to image a pattern from an object field in an object surface of the objective to an image field in an image surface region of the objective at an image-side numerical aperture NA with electromagnetic radiation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090059359 - Secondary light source: A secondary light source is provided comprising a narrowband light source (11) that emits narrowband light as a primary light source, an optical waveguide (5) having a proximal and a distal end (9), a coupling-in device (13) that is arranged at the proximal end (7) of the optical waveguide (5)... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20090059360 - System and method for self-interference fluorescence microscopy, and computer-accessible medium associated therewith: Exemplary apparatus and/or method can be provided using which, it is possible to provide information associated with at least one portion of a sample. For example, at least one electro-magnetic radiation received from the at least one portion of the sample can be separated into a plurality of first radiations,... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090059361 - Imaging device and method for a bonding apparatus: An imaging device and method of a bonding apparatus in which the imaging device includes: a high-magnification optical system having first and second high-magnification optical paths that extend to a common imaging plane through a high-magnification lens and have different optical path lengths from the high-magnification lens to the common... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP Koda/androlia

20090059362 - Microscope and three-dimensional information acquisition method: An optical system is provided to include an optical unit with an optical axis extending through a light transmissive sample embedded in a transparent substrate, to focus on the sample embedded in the substrate and to scan the sample according to the main plane of the transparent substrate. The optical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090059363 - Microscope system: A microscope system for imaging an object which can be arranged in an object plane of the microscope system, which includes an imaging system, a displacement device and a controller is described. The imaging system may provide at least one optical imaging path for imaging an imaging field of the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090059364 - Systems and methods for electronic and virtual ocular devices: An ocular device is be used to magnify virtual and real scenes in a binocular or monocular configuration. A plurality of lenses is positioned as though each of the lenses is tangent to a surface of a first sphere having a center that is located substantially at a center of... Agent: Kasha Law LLC

20090059365 - Device and method for the presentation of static or moving images: The invention relates to a device and method for displaying a static or moving picture, wherein the inventive device comprises a laser light source and a screen and is characterized in that said screen has a structure at which the illuminated parts simultaneously reflect or transmit light in different directions... Agent: Indianapolis Office 27879 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090059366 - Image display device: An image display device capable of maintaining continuity of images of adjacent image display elements on a display screen that is composed of a plurality of image display element includes image display elements (1, 2) and a prism (3). The prism (3) is an L-shaped prism having two planar surfaces,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090059367 - Light-polarizing article and process for making same: A process wherein a polymer, such as DNA, having a defined chemical composition and size is used to template the alignment of polarizing species, such as optically active organic dyes or metal nanoparticles having defined compositional characteristics and/or size and shape characteristics, on a surface to manufacture a thin film... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090059368 - Optical film, and glass: The present invention provides glass containing a base, and an optical film, wherein the optical film contains a vertically polarizing film having a polarizer whose absorption axis is substantially vertically oriented to a film surface, and a π/2 optical rotation film containing an optical rotator for rotating a vibration direction... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090059370 - Birefringent film and method of producing the same: Provided is a thin birefringent film whose refractive index is three-dimensionally controlled. The present invention provides a birefringent film including at least one polycyclic compound containing a —SO3M group and/or a —COOM group having a refractive index ellipsoid satisfying a relationship represented by nx>nz>ny, in which M represents a counter... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090059369 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: The present invention is to provide: a polarizer protective film having an excellent UV absorbing ability, excellent heat resistance, and excellent optical transparency; a polarizing plate having less defects in an outer appearance using the polarizer protective film and a polarizer; and an image display apparatus of high quality using... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090059371 - Plasmonic retroreflectors: An article having: a retroreflective optical element and a plasmonic material on the optical element. A method of: performing an optical measurement on a substrate having a plurality of the articles.... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20090059372 - Optical image stabilizer: Disclosed is an optical image stabilizer having a low sliding load, a smooth operation, and a small thickness. When a lens holder and an X slider are moved in the X direction, small balls roll between the side surface of the lens holder and the inner surface of a frame... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090059373 - Actuator for linear motion and tilting motion: There is provided an actuator used in an optical system comprising a housing, a carrier disposed at least partly inside the housing, and a plurality of linear motion transducers coupled to the carrier and substantially evenly spaced around the carrier within the housing. Each linear motion transducer is able to... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090059374 - Image stabilizing device: An image stabilizing device is provided, in a video camera, with a compensating part 2 having movable prisms 10A, 10B rotatable independently of each other. The movable prisms 10A, 10B are rotated in response to shakes of the video camera due to hand tremor.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090059375 - Grating device with adjusting layer: A reflection grating device with a continuous non-reflecting dielectric adjusting layer disposed between a grating structure and one or more continuous reflecting layers is disclosed that operates in an order of interest, such as the 1st order or 3rd order of diffraction, with high efficiency and near-exclusion of unwanted orders.... Agent: Torger N. Dahi

20090059376 - Diffractive optical device, optical system using the diffractive optical device and method for manufacturing diffractive optical device: A diffractive optical device 1 is composed of resins of different materials, and has a laminated structure, in which a second diffractive device element 20 is bonded between a first diffractive device element 10 and a third diffractive device element 30; a first diffraction optical surface 6 is formed by... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090059377 - Antiglare film: An antiglare film includes an antiglare layer having particles and a binder matrix on a transparent base material. An antiglare film surface on the antiglare layer side has a concave-convex structure with a ten-point average roughness (Rz1) equal to or larger than 0.08 μm and equal to or smaller than... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090059378 - Devices, systems, and/or methods for providing illumination: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide and/or utilize a system comprising a first sheet formed of a light-diffusing material, said first sheet defining a pair of opposing faces and two pairs of opposing edges, said first sheet adapted to provide a substantially uniform illumination from at least one of said faces... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090059379 - Optical film, manufacturing method of the same, and display device having the optical film: An optical film includes: a film body having a first surface formed with a groove pattern and a second surface formed with a bump pattern, which are formed in a single body; and a light absorption member formed inside the groove pattern.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090059380 - Optical imager for producing an optical display: The invention relates to an optical imager including a waveguide having a front face and a rear face and into which light beams emitted by an optical element of a light-beam generator system are introduced via an inlet surface and are directed towards the eye of the wearer through said... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20090059381 - Wearable high resolution audio visual interface: An adjustable visual optical element is provided, which may be supported, for example, by an eyeglass. The optical element is preferably adjustable in each of the X, Y, and Z axes to allow the wearer to optimize projection of the optical element. A view axis of the display is preferably... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090059382 - Optical film having luminous flux: An optical film has symmetrical arrangement light-collecting units. The light-collecting units can be extended for several times. The light-collecting unit has apex angles and base angles with different degrees. Thus, a uniform luminous flux and a good light intensity are obtained for the optical film.... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090059383 - Process for edging optical lenses: A process for edging an optical lens for conforming the optical lens to the size and shape of a lens frame into which the optical lens is to be accommodated, said process comprising: a) providing an optical lens having a convex surface, the convex surface being provided with an anti-smudge... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20090059384 - 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 having negative fraction of power, and a positive lens group having positive fraction of power. The positive and negative lens groups each include a number of positive and negative... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090059385 - Projection objective having a high aperture and a planar end surface: A projection objective for imaging a pattern provided in an object plane of the projection objective onto an image plane of the projection objective suitable for microlithography projection exposure machines has a plurality of optical elements transparent for radiation at an operating wavelength of the projection objective. At least one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090059386 - Microscope optical system and digital microscope having the same: A microscope optical system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group, a second lens group, a stop, a third lens group, a fourth lens group and a sensor. The first to fourth lens groups all have at least one lens element and... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20090059387 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens system includes, in order 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, and a subsequent lens-unit set including at least one lens units. Intervals between the lens units change... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090059388 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: The invention relates to a zoom lens and an imaging apparatus, and more particularly to a slimmed-down zoom lens well fit for imaging apparatus inclusive of video cameras and digital cameras. The zoom lens comprises, in order from its object side, a first lens group having negative refracting power, a... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090059389 - Zoom lens device: A zoom lens device is reduced in size and capable of zoom operation with the number of steps large enough to display the value as a zoom lens. The zoom lens device comprises lens system (A) with a first lens group, a second lens group, and a third lens group... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090059390 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes at least two cam tubes, and an operation based on the rotation of an operation ring actuates the two cam tubes to move a lens group. The lens barrel includes a first cam tube that drives part of the lens group in response to an operation... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090059391 - Microlens, and method of fabricating thereof: A microlens for an image sensor fabricated using a seed layer and a method for fabrication of the same that does not involve a reflow process. The method of fabricating a microlens includes forming a seed layer pattern on a wafer, rounding the corner portions of the seed layer pattern... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090059392 - Image pickup lens: An image pickup lens is provided for forming an image of an object on a photoelectrical converter of a solid-state image pickup element. The image pickup lens includes, in order from an object side thereof: an aperture stop; a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090059393 - Optical system and optical apparatus: Providing an optical system having a large aperture ratio, a long back focal length, high optical performance with excellently correcting various aberrations, and an optical apparatus equipped with the optical system. The system includes, in order from an object along an optical axis of the optical system, a first lens... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090059394 - Method for homogenizing light: A method of homogenizing light includes the steps of providing a plurality of large diameter lenses selected from a group of lenses consisting of positive or negative spherical, positive or negative cylindrical lenses and positive or negative axicons, selecting a predetermined number of lenses from the group of lenses, segmenting... Agent: Smith Hopen, Pa

20090059395 - Lens system: A lens system comprises a first lens negative in power, a second lens positive in power, a third lens negative in power, a fourth lens positive in power, a fifth lens negative in power, and a sixth lens positive in power. The lens system meets a criteria of TT/f≦1.68 and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090059396 - Illumination system: An illumination system including at least one first light source, a prism and a light uniforming device is provided. The first light source is capable of providing a first beam. The prism is disposed on a transmission path of the first beam, and has four first facets. Two of the... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090059397 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel that configures an imaging apparatus by being detachably attached to an imaging apparatus main body includes a lens barrel in which an imaging lens is formed and a connecting section to the imaging apparatus main body is formed on one end side in an optical axis direction... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090059398 - Method for making a lens module and lens module made thereby: A method for making a lens module includes the steps of: (a) providing a mold with a mold cavity; (b) mounting at least a sensing element and a lens within the mold cavity in such a manner that the sensing element and the lens are spaced apart from each other;... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090059399 - Lens drive apparatus: A lens drive apparatus includes a lens holder holding a lens, a gear rotated by rotational force of a driving source, and a cam gear meshed with the gear. The lens holder is moved in an optical path direction by the cam gear. The lens holder has an engagement portion... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090059400 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes a focus cam ring that holds a focus lens group and moves in the optical axis direction of the focus lens group while rotating along a cam groove in response to a focusing operation, and a fixed tube having a fitting raised portion that can pivot... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090059401 - Lens barrel, optical device and method for manufacturing lens barrel: A lens barrel comprises a first barrel, a second barrel having an inner face facing to an outer face of a first barrel, and a circuit board supported by said second barrel, said circuit board provided between the first barrel and the second barrel. The circuit board comprises a first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090059402 - Plasmon filter: A plasmon filter may include an element supportive of plasmon energy and having a plurality of openings through which a material may pass. A system includes a fluid filter supportive of evanescent energy, an evanescent field generator, a sensor, and/or other components. A corresponding method may include generating plasmons on... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090059403 - Vehicle detection and alert system with blind spot elimination function: The invention relates to a modified structure for automatic rear view mirror, especially a vehicle detection and alert system with blind spot elimination function. It consists of a rear view mirror main body that contains a lens; a driving motor that is installed inside the rear view mirror main body... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090059404 - Electronic device having a mirror stack: In one embodiment, an electronic device is provided and methods for making the same, as well as devices and sub-assemblies including the same. For example, such an electronic device (FIG. 4) may include a first electronic component (172) designed to be photoactive to a first radiation having a first wavelength,... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090059405 - Interior rearview mirror system with compass: An interior rearview mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly and a compass sensor. A physical mount mounts the compass sensor at the reflective element whereby the compass sensor adjusts in tandem with adjustment of the reflective element. A control receives at least one signal indicative of at least... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090059406 - Wavelength-specific optical switch: A wavelength-specific optical switch combines one or more tunable filters and bandblock reflectors such that the absorption or reflection of selected wavelength bands in the optical spectrum (visible, near infrared, or near ultraviolet) can be switched on and off. The wavelength switch is programmable, multifunctional, general-purpose, solid-state optical filter. The... Agent: Hensley Kim & Holzer, LLC

20090059407 - Color wheel: A color wheel includes a motor and a color filter. The motor includes a rotating casing and a rotating shaft protruding outward from a center of a side of the rotating casing. An external thread is formed on the rotating shaft. The color filter defines an internal thread. The color... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090059408 - Optical layered product: An optical layered product comprises a translucent substrate onto which a radiation-curable resin layer containing translucent resin microparticles is layered. The layered product has an internal haze value (X) and a total haze value (Y) satisfying Y>X, Y≧X+7, X≦15 and X≧1, and has microirregularities on the outermost surface of the... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

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