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Optical: systems and elements April category listing, related patent applications 04/09

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04/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090109511 - Hologram reconstructing apparatus: Light emitted from a light source and passes through a collimating lens forms a parallel beam, which is reflected by a reflecting surface of a movable mirror. The parallel beam is made incident on a recording medium at a certain incident angle. The reconstructed light beam generated by Bragg diffraction... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090109512 - Mems scanner having actuator separated from mirror: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) scanner is provided. The MEMS scanner includes: a stationary frame; a first movable stage disposed inside the stationary frame and suspended on the stationary frame so as to pivot and vibrate around a virtual center shaft; a second movable stage disposed inside the first movable stage... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090109513 - Head mounted display having electrowetting optical reflecting surface: A method and apparatus is provided for aligning the two images (528) of a binocular eyewear display (500, 600) with respect to their vertical and horizontal alignment, and magnification. The method for aligning images comprise generating a signal from a display modification system (718) based on stored values indicative of... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (mot)

20090109514 - Dynamic aperture device and projector with the same: A dynamic aperture device includes a motor, a light shielding element and a balancer. The motor has a shaft. The light shielding element has a light shielding portion and a hub connected to the light shielding portion. The hub is coupled to the shaft. The balancer is disposed on the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090109517 - Display device: A display device includes a first electrode, a second electrode facing the first electrode, a first layer of material disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, a second layer of material disposed on the first layer of material, and a light source unit emitting blue light incident to... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090109515 - Encapsulated spatial light modulator having large active area: A die for spatial light modulation includes a substrate having a top surface having a length less than 15 mm and a width less than 11 mm, a spacer wall on the top surface of the substrate, a transparent encapsulation cover on the spacer wall, wherein the spacer wall and... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090109518 - Imaging apparatus with a plurality of shutter elements: An apparatus for imaging an object comprises a plurality of shutter elements (601, 606, 614) and a sensor (603, 608, 612), each shutter element (601, 606, 614) being operable to control (602, 609, 613) passage of light from a separate spatial location on the object to be imaged, wherein the... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP

20090109516 - Modulation of electromagnetic radiation with electrically controllable composite material: An apparatus and related methods for modulating an electromagnetic radiation beam are described. A composite material is positioned in the path of the radiation beam, the composite material comprising a plurality of commonly oriented metallic first lines spaced apart by less than a wavelength of the radiation beam and a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090109522 - Electro-optic displays, and processes for the production thereof: A sub-assembly for use in an electro-optic display comprises, in this order: a release sheet (500 or 510); a backplane (508) or a layer of an electro-optic medium (502); and a layer of lamination adhesive (504 or 512).... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20090109520 - Electrophoretic display device and method for fabricating the same: Disclosed is an electrophoretic display (EPD) device capable of delaying or preventing a sealant from leaking down by forming a dam pattern prior to a sealing process using the sealant, and a method for fabricating the same. The EPD device comprises: gate lines and data lines crossing each other to... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090109521 - Electrophoretic display sheet, electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display sheet capable of increasing pressure resistance and bleed resistance of microcapsules and constructing an electrophoretic display device stably operable for a long period of time, a highly reliable electrophoretic display device and a highly reliable electronic apparatus are provided. The electrophoretic display sheet includes a base substrate... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090109519 - Materials for use in electrophoretic displays: An electrophoretic medium comprises an electrophoretic layer, a layer of lamination adhesive and a polymeric layer disposed between the electrophoretic layer and the lamination adhesive layer, the polymeric layer being impermeable to the fluid. A second form of electrophoretic medium has a layer of a complex of an alkali metal... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20090109523 - Method for regulating osnr in a fiber optic communication line using raman amplification: A method for selecting a relation between a gain Gf of a Forward Raman Amplifier (FRA) at a transmitting end of a fiber optic transmission line and an optical signal to noise ratio (OSNR) at a receiving end of the fiber optic transmission line satisfying limitations for real long transmission... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090109524 - Light microscope: An assistant microscope as an add-on device for a surgical microscope (1) comprises at least one objective (22) that is inclined relative to an object plane (10) with an object field (10′), in which the objective defines an objective plane (22′) and an objective axis (16′) perpendicular thereto forming an... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20090109526 - illumination device for a light microscope and light microscope with such an illumination device: An illumination device for a light microscope with an objective, in particular for a stereo-microscope, illuminates an object plane of the light microscope. An illumination beam path of the illumination device is defined by a light source, a field diaphragm, illumination optics with at least one illumination lens, and at... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20090109525 - Optical microscope: An optical microscope, which has a light source, for observing a sample by illuminating light from the light source on the sample includes a second light source that is different from the light source and is insertable/removable in/from the optical path of the optical microscope. The second light source is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090109527 - Scanning laser microscope: A scanning laser microscope includes a laser light source; an acousto-optic deflector having a crystal, being arranged in an optical path of a laser beam emitted from the laser light source and capable of changing a traveling direction of the laser beam when frequencies of acoustic waves applied to the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090109528 - Top angle focus scope: A rifle scope has a front end receiving light and a rear end passing light to the user eye. The rifle scope has an elevation adjustment; an inside body is hollow and tubular and fitting inside a middle body which is also hollow and tubular shaped and a top angle... Agent: Law Offices Of Clement Cheng

20090109529 - Method and apparatus for illuminating a reticle: An apparatus has structure with a reticle oriented approximately parallel to and adjacent an imaginary plane. The structure includes on one side of the plane a portion transmissive to visible radiation, the portion having a surface that is spaced from and angled with respect to the plane, and that faces... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090109530 - Projection-type image display device: In a projection-type image display device, a driven member of a screen is displaced in a plane parallel to the screen. The driven member can be a Fresnel lens or a diffusing member. An elastic retaining unit holds the driven member in such a manner as to be capable of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090109531 - Portable projector screen assembly: A portable projector screen assembly includes a roller, two cylinders slidably connected to two ends of the roller respectively, a collapsible member connected to the roller, and a screen. The collapsible member includes a plurality of interconnected pieces. Two free ends of the collapsible member are fixed to free ends... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090109532 - Method for manufacturing electro-optic device and electro-optic device: A method for manufacturing an electro-optic device including: a display surface; a plurality of pixels including at least a first pixel for forming a first image and a second pixel for forming a second image and emitting light toward the display surface; a filter that allows, of the light, light... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090109533 - Optical adapter system and method: System and method for modifying an optical assembly with another image modifying device by using an adapter assembly to connect or couple three image modifying devices together. The adapter assembly includes two adapters that have collars to hold a night vision monocular between them, and to each connect with a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090109535 - Extended depth of field optical systems: A system for forming an image includes a lens and a phase mask. The image is characterized by an optical transfer function that has no zeros within detected spatial frequencies of a detector that detects the optical image over a larger depth of focus than without the phase mask. The... Agent: Lathrop & Gage Lc

20090109534 - Multi-segmented aiming diffractive optical elements: A system having a light source generating a light beam, a collimating lens collimating the light beam into a collimated light beam and a pattern generating element comprising a diffractive optical element portion and a refractive optical element portion, the pattern generating element creating a target pattern from the collimated... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20090109536 - Plastic optical element with gas barrier film, its manufacturing method and optical pickup device employing the element: wherein ρf represents a density of the ceramic layer, and ρb represents a density of a layer which has the same composition ratio as the ceramic layer and which has been formed by thermal oxidation or thermal nitridation of a metal which is a base material of the ceramic layer.... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090109537 - Multi-component films for optical display filters: Provided are multi-component films useful as optical display filters. The optical display filters include a multi-layer stack that contains at least one organic layer. The filters have high visible light transmittance, low visible light reflection, and provide electromagnetic interference shielding.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090109538 - Polymer particles, process for production thereof, resin compositions containing the particles, and moldings: To provide a method of producing polymer particles having favorable powder characteristics accompanied by less structural restriction of high-molecular weight fine particles; a matte resin composition and a light diffusible resin composition which include polymer particles having favorable powder characteristics, and which have favorable physical properties and are also excellent... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090109539 - Display panel with improved reflectivity: A display or lighting element comprising at least one pixel element for producing or controlling light is provided. The pixel element has a light emitting surface. The display or lighting element furthermore includes a substantially transparent material above at least the light emitting surface. The substantially transparent material above the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090109540 - Continuously tunable optical dispersion compensation synthesizers using cascaded etalons: Described is a method for designing individual stages of a multiple cascaded etalon TDC device to allow continuous thermo-optic tuning over a desired range without inducing incremental signal distortion due to uncontrolled and unpredictable dispersion of the TDC during tuning. This allows the signal to transmit without encountering periods of... Agent: Law Office Of Peter V.d. Wilde

20090109541 - Process for creating titled microlens: A microlens structure that includes a wedge formed to support and tilt the microlens is disclosed. The wedge results from heating a layer of patterned flowable material. The degree and direction of incline given to the wedge can be controlled in part by the type of patterning that is performed.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090109542 - Lens, a lens array and imaging device and system having a lens, and method of forming the same: A lens, a lens array and imaging device and system containing a lens, and a method of forming a lens array and an imaging device and system containing a lens. Each lens has varying reflection indices in a radial direction.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090109543 - Projection lens and projection type display device using the same: A projection lens includes, in order form a magnification side: a first lens group having negative refractive power; and a second lens group having positive refractive power. An aspheric lens is arranged on the most magnification side of the first lens group. The conditional expressions 3<Bf/f and 0.4<H/L are satisfied,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090109544 - Fluid lens lateral shifting: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method of constructing a fluid lens is provided. The method comprises establishing a generalized sidewall profile function and converting the generalized sidewall profile function to a plurality of lens sidewall contact angle functions defined by different combinations of sidewall profile parameters.... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090109546 - Electronic imaging apparatus: c

20090109545 - Zoom lens and image-pickup apparatus:

20090109548 - Zoom lens and image-pickup apparatus: A zoom lens achieves a high zoom ratio and high optical performance in an entire zoom range. The zoom lens 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... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090109547 - Zoom lens system and imaging optical device employing the same: A zoom lens system according to the present invention comprises a plurality of lens units, in order from an object side to an image side, including at least: a first lens unit having positive optical power; a second lens unit having negative optical power; and a third lens unit having... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090109549 - Compact lens system: A compact lens system that includes a first lens that is a meniscus lens with positive refractive power and having aspheric surfaces on both sides, and a convex surface on a surface facing an object; a second lens formed of a biconcave lens having aspheric surfaces on both sides; a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090109550 - Collimating fresnel lens with diffuser appearance: A Fresnel lens having a curved surface and a large number of Fresnel lens steps with rectangular cross sections for enhancing the aesthetics while providing a diffuser appearance. The cylindrical Fresnel lens can be uniformly divided into rectangular sections across the lens axis. The rectangular sections are alternative and are... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20090109551 - Optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: F

20090109552 - Subminiature imaging optical system: There is provided a subminiature imaging optical system suitably applicable to a subminiature optical device such as a mobile phone camera. The subminiature imaging optical system including: a first lens having positive refractive power and both convex surfaces; a second lens having negative refractive power and a concave image-side surface;... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090109553 - Lens module and method for fabricating same: A lens module includes a lens barrel, a first lens and a second lens. The first lens is received in the lens barrel. The first lens has a first central active portion and a first peripheral inactive portion. The first peripheral inactive portion includes a first base portion surrounding the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090109554 - Adjustable lens mounting assembly: A lens barrel is mated with a lens mount through use of a screw thread whereby relative rotation adjusts lens focus. The lens barrel and lens mount are additionally provided with an interengaging formation that is interposed between an optical axis of the lens barrel and the screw thread. This... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20090109555 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes: a plurality of lenses disposed in an outer enclosure; an imaging device that converts image light introduced through the plurality of lenses into an image signal; a first movable unit including a first movable lens and a first lens holder that holds the first movable lens;... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090109556 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes: a plurality of lenses disposed in an outer enclosure; an imaging device that converts image light introduced through the plurality of lenses into an image signal; a movable unit including a movable lens and a lens holder that holds the movable lens; a lead screw rotated... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090109557 - Lens apparatus: A lens apparatus includes a barrel and a focus member mounted on the barrel. The barrel includes a fixing body and an engaging unit disposed at an outside wall of the fixing body. The focus member includes a retaining body contacted with the outside wall of the fixing body and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090109558 - Lens and display accessory for portable imaging device: The present invention relates to auxiliary detachable accessories associated with portable image capture and storage devices. Enhancements provided by the accessories include protective coverings for the integrated displays and integrated lenses, as well as the use of auxiliary conversion lenses that can be selectively attached to such devices to assist... Agent: Law Office Of Tracy P. Jong

20090109559 - Side mounted vehicle mirror with integral object: A side object detection (SOD) system is integrated into the side view mirror assembly (10) of a vehicle to alert motor vehicle operators to the presence of another moving vehicle in a monitored zone. The SOD system combines an optical transmitter (26), an optical receiver (28), and a system board... Agent: David A. Greenlee

20090109560 - Polyimide deformable mirror: This invention concerns the fabrication of deformable mirrors that can be used for adaptive optics applications to correct wavefront aberrations. The deformable mirror uses a polyimide substrate with a PZT layer, which is cut by laser to produce a structure with a free end attached to the polyimide substrate at... Agent: John Farah

20090109561 - Beam-steering apparatus having five degrees of freedom of line-of-sight steering: A beam-steering apparatus comprises a set of planar tiltable mirrors positioned to define a light beam path therebetween. The set of planar tiltable mirrors comprises from three to five planar tiltable mirrors. Each of the planar tiltable mirrors has a center of rotation lying in a plane of the mirror... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)

20090109562 - Display having a mirror element: A display having a mirror element is provided. The display comprises a display body with a screen housing and a mirror element disposed on the display body. The screen housing comprises a connecting member connecting the mirror element and the screen housing.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

  
04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090103150 - Object having a holographic security feature and method for manufacturing such a feature: An optical security feature, e.g. for a banknote or other security documents, comprises a first and a second holographic layer arranged on top of each other. Each layer comprises a comparatively simple reflective volume hologram, such as it can e.g. be recorded by the interference pattern of two Gaussian light... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090103151 - Holographic projection method and holographic projection device: According to the present invention, video image data is converted into spatial frequency information using Fourier transformation. The spatial frequency information is provided to information display unit. The spatial frequency information as a phase distribution is displayed on the information display unit, light is irradiated onto the information display unit... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090103152 - Common aperture holographic storage system with reduced noise: In a common aperture type apparatus for reading from and/or writing to a holographic storage medium using shift-multiplexing, with a coaxial arrangement of two or more reference beams and an object beam or a reconstructed object beam, the reference beams being arranged around the object beam or the reconstructed object... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090103153 - Holographic recording and reading method and holographic recording and reading apparatus: A method of holographically recording and reading information is disclosed. The method includes: recording information in a holographic recording medium by irradiating the holographic recording medium with a laser beam, wherein a transverse sectional area of the laser beam is divided into a central area for a signal beam and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090103154 - Recording apparatus and information processing apparatus eqiupped with the same: A recording apparatus includes a first light source irradiating first laser light, a second light source irradiating second laser light, an optical spatial modulating unit applying information to the first laser light, and an objective lens collecting the first laser light and the second laser light at different positions on... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090103155 - System configurations and methods for controlling image projection apparatuses: The mirror device comprising a plurality of deflectable mirrors for reflecting light, wherein the mirror is controllable to deflect to a first direction during an incident period with the light incident to the deflectable mirror and at an end of the incident period the mirror is controllable to deflect to... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090103156 - Image forming apparatus with laser scanning device and method of aligning the laser scanning device: An image forming apparatus includes a light source to emit a laser beam; a resonant scanning mirror, including a reflection surface to reflect the laser beam emitted from the light source, to scan the reflected laser beam by oscillating the reflection surface; at least one detector to detect the reflected... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090103157 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: In an optical scanning device, a rotational axis of a first rotary polygon mirror and a rotational axis of a second rotary polygon mirror are inclined toward the same side with respect to a direction perpendicular to a reference plane inclusive of each of center axes of a first member... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090103158 - System configurations and method for controlling image projection apparatuses: A projection apparatus implemented with a mirror device that includes a first electrode and a second electrode with an elastic hinge disposed between the first electrode part and second electrode. The elastic hinge supports a mirror and the mirror is controlled to deflect when drawn by a Coulomb force generated... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090103159 - Electrowetting display devices: Electrowetting display devices are presented. The electrowetting display includes a first substrate and an opposing second substrate with a transparent polar fluid layer and an opaque non-polar fluid layer insoluble with each other and interposed between the first and second substrates. A first transparent electrode is disposed on the first... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090103160 - Apparatus and method of forming high performance integrated rf optical module: An integrated electro-optical module apparatus includes in one embodiment an optical modulator configured to modulate an input optical signal coupled thereto; and a control circuit assembly configured to provide electrical control signals to the optical modulator to modulate the input optical signal; wherein the control circuit assembly is attached to... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20090103161 - Display with integrated photovoltaic device: A display with a photovoltaic (PV) cells integrated as the front side and/or back side of the display is disclosed. Ambient light may reach a PV cell situated behind a display through fully or partially transmissive features within the display. Display-generated light may also reach a PV cell behind a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090103162 - Durable electrooptic devices comprising ionic liquids: Electrolyte solutions for electrochromic devices such as rear view mirrors and displays with low leakage currents are prepared using inexpensive, low conductivity conductors. Preferred electrolytes include bifunctional redox dyes and molten salt solvents with enhanced stability toward ultraviolet radiation. The solvents include lithium or quaternary ammonium cations, and perfluorinated sulfonylimide... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC

20090103163 - Reciprocating optical modulation system: In order to provide a reciprocating optical modulation system capable of obtaining a broad bandwidth, a reciprocating optical modulation system (1) of the present invention is basically provided with an optical modulator (2) modulating an output light by controlling one of an intensity, a phase and a frequency of an... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC

20090103166 - Adjustably transmissive mems-based devices: Modulator devices are selectably adjustable between at least two states, wherein the transmission and/or reflection of particular wavelengths of light are modified. Certain modulator devices are substantially uniformly adjustable over a wide range of wavelengths, including visible and infrared wavelengths. Other modulator devices are adjustable over visible wavelengths without significantly... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090103165 - Display with integrated photovoltaics: A display with patterned photovoltaic (PV) material integrated on the front side and/or back side of the display is disclosed. Light may reach PV material situated behind a display through fully or partially transmissive features or gaps within the display. Display-generated light may also reach PV material behind a display.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090103168 - Method and apparatus for low range bit depth enhancement for mems display architectures: A light modulator device includes a first electrical conduit, a second electrical conduit electrically isolated from the first conduit, a first display element, and a second display element. The first display element is in an actuated state when a voltage difference between the first conduit and the second conduit has... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090103167 - Optical interference display panel: An optical interference display panel is disclosed that has a substrate, an optical interference reflection structure, and an opaque protection structure. The optical interference reflection structure has many color-changeable pixels and is formed on the substrate. The opaque protection structure is adhered and fixed onto the substrate with an adhesive... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090103164 - Spacers for maintaining display apparatus alignment: The invention relates to methods and apparatus for forming a display apparatus. According to one aspect of the invention, the display apparatus includes a first substrate having an aperture layer formed thereon, a light guide for guiding light towards the aperture layer, a plurality of MEMS light modulators for modulating... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090103169 - Display element: Provided is a display element which is drivable with simple components and at a relatively low voltage and exhibits high display contrast, enhanced white display reflectance, superior response speed and reduced image unevenness. The display element includes opposing electrodes having therebetween an electrolyte containing silver or a compound having silver... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090103170 - Solid tunable micro optical device and method: A solid tunable micro optical device for an micro-optical system is provided. The sold tunable micro optical device includes a first annular piece, a micro-lens with a spherical surface configured on the first annular piece, and a deforming device coupled to the first annular piece for deforming the micro-lens.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090103171 - Optical fiber for amplification and optical fiber amplifier: Provided is an optical fiber for amplification and an optical fiber amplifier for use in L-band, in which optical fiber the increase of transmission loss and the degradation of hydrogen-resistant characteristic can be restrained. The optical fiber is basically made of silica glass and comprises: a core region doped with... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090103172 - Repetitively pulsed laser and amplifier with dual resonator for pulse-energy management: A regenerative amplifier includes a gain-medium that is optically pumped by CW radiation. The amplifier has primary resonator for amplifying pulses. The primary resonator has an optical switch for opening and closing the primary resonator. The amplifier has a secondary resonator that includes the gain-medium and a selectively variable attenuator,... Agent: Stallman & Pollock LLP

20090103173 - Microscopic-measurement apparatus: A microscopic-measurement apparatus capable of conducting measurement successively in several set areas regardless of the type of stage driving system or the precision of the stage driving system. The microscopic-measurement apparatus for acquiring optical information from desired portions of a sample by moving a measuring optical axis on a surface... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090103174 - Surgical observation system: A surgical observation system provided with a supporting arm movable in the three-dimensional direction includes an endoscope objective unit having a tubular insertion section and provided with objective optical systems, a microscope objective unit provided with objective optical systems having a focusing optical system and variable magnification optical systems, and... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090103175 - Device and method for high-intensity homogeneous illumination with minimized light reflection for use in microscopes: The invention relates to a device for high-intensity uniform illumination with minimal light reflection for use in reflective-type microscopes. The invention is characterised by a light source (1) with a uniform emission and the following components, arranged in succession in the emission direction: a lens combination (2) with a short... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090103176 - Laser image display device and laser image display screen: A laser image display device and a laser image display screen used for the laser image display device. The laser image display device is provided with a laser light source for emitting laser beams and a laser image display screen (10) for projecting the laser beams. The laser image display... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090103177 - Barrier device and electronic display device: A barrier device and a display device including the barrier device, include a plurality of column barrier electrodes and a plurality of row barrier electrodes. In the barrier unit, the column barrier electrodes are divided as a plurality of first column barrier electrodes and a plurality of second column barrier... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090103178 - Stereoscopic image display apparatus: In the specification and drawing, a stereoscopic image display apparatus is described and shown with eyewear having a polarization interference filter, wherein the polarization interference filter can distinguish both polarization and spectra.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090103179 - Projection device with polarization converter: A projector (100) includes a light source (10) for generating non-polarized light beams, and a polarization converter (40) for converting the non-polarized light beams into linearly polarized light beams. The polarization converter includes a first glass substrate (42) forming a plurality of parallel first polarization splitting films (42a), and a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090103180 - Structures and methods for reducing aberration in optical systems: An optical system includes multiple cubic crystalline optical elements and one or more polarization rotators in which the crystal lattices of the cubic crystalline optical elements are oriented with respect to each other to reduce the effects of intrinsic birefringence and produce a system with reduced retardance. The optical system... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090103181 - Processing method and processing apparatus using interfered laser beams: Provided are a processing method and a processing apparatus which are capable of suppressing a disturbance attributable to a surface wave in a processing by interfered laser beams, in particular, a processing by the interfered laser beams of a pulsed laser having a pulse width of equal to or more... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090103182 - Diffractive optical element and bidirectional optical communication module using the same: A diffractive optical element has a diffraction grating which multiplexes light beams of different wavelengths, and the diffraction grating has a binary structure in which the diffraction surface top part and the diffraction surface bottom part repeat a concave and convex shape through a rising surface part along an optical... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090103183 - Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle: A vehicular interior rearview mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having one of (a) a variable reflectance reflective element and (b) a prismatic reflective element. The interior rearview mirror assembly includes an information display disposed behind and viewable through the reflective element. The interior rearview mirror assembly includes... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090103184 - Lithography projection objective, and a method for correcting image defects of the same: Projection objectives, as well as related components, systems and methods, are disclosed. In general, a projection objective is configured to image radiation from an object plane to an image plane. A projection objective can include a plurality of optical elements along the optical axis. The plurality of optical elements can... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090103185 - Electronic device having a liquid-based optical device and control method therefor: The present invention discloses an electronic device (1) comprising an optical device (10) having a container enclosing an insulating liquid (A) and an electrically susceptible liquid (B), the insulating liquid (A) and the electrically susceptible liquid (B) being immiscible and being in contact with each other via an interface (14),... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090103186 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens is composed, in order from the object side thereof, of a front side lens unit having a negative refracting power at the wide angle end and a rear side lens unit having a positive refracting power at the wide angle end. The front side lens unit includes... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090103187 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: z

20090103188 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes, from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power and including a reflective member configured to fold an optical path, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power,... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090103189 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: An object of the present invention is to provide: a zoom lens system that has a high resolution, high capability of compensating curvature of field, a high zoom ratio of, for example, 3 or greater, a reduced weight, and a reduced overall optical length at the time of non-use; and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090103190 - Image lens and image device: An imaging lens includes, from an object side, a first lens formed by a positive lens that is convex on the object side, an aperture stop, a second lens formed by a negative lens that is convex on an image side, a third lens formed by a positive lens that... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090103191 - Image expanding lenses, display devices and electronic devices: Disclosed are image expanding lenses, display devices, and electronic devices incorporating the disclosed image expanding lenses. In accordance with a disclosed image expanding lens, the image viewed by the user is larger than the active area of the LCD panel underneath the lens, so that the border around, for example,... Agent: Motorola Inc

20090103192 - Lens module structure with a metal shell and assembling method therefor: A lens module structure with a metal shell includes a metal shell and a lens module. The metal shell has a bottom casing and a top casing. The bottom casing has several lateral plates which have protrusions inwardly. At least two lateral plates have first locking portions. Second locking portions... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090103193 - Laser bonding camera modules to lock focus: A method for assembling lens modules using laser bonding of external ramped surfaces The method includes providing a lens housing with a sidewall with ramped surfaces and providing a lens barrel with external ramped surfaces. The lens barrel is positioned in contact with the lens housing such that the ramped... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090103194 - Camera module with autofocus function and autofocus method thereof: A camera module with an autofocus function includes a lens holder, a lens barrel, a light-sensing element, an actuator, and a controller. The lens barrel is coupled to the lens holder and has a number of optical elements received therein. The light-sensing element is accommodated in the lens holder and... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090103195 - Lens module: An exemplary lens module includes a barrel, a holder, an optical assembly, an image sensor, at least one permanent-magnet, a number of electromagnets, and a control unit. The barrel is threadedly engaged in the holder. The barrel is capable of being linearly movable relative to the holder. The optical assembly... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090103196 - Optical delay module for lengthening the propagation path of a light beam and pulse multiplication or elongation module: The invention relates to an optical delay module for lengthening the propagation path of a light beam comprises a first spherical mirror and a second spherical mirror, the first spherical mirror and the second spherical mirror having equal radii of curvature, the first and the second mirror being arranged on... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20090103197 - Adjustable auxiliary mirror assembly: A mirror assembly comprising primary and auxiliary mirror assemblies having complimentary recesses and protrusions on respective frame portions of the assemblies, the auxiliary mirror assembly adapted to be disposed at a plurality of positions along the primary mirror assembly when the recesses and protrusions are disposed in interfitting engagement.... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090103198 - Auxiliary accessory for a vehicle rearview mirror: An auxiliary accessory for a vehicle rearview mirror having a linking segment with an outer end, a casing formed on the outer end of the linking segment with an outer rim and a mirror mounted in the casing has a cover and an auxiliary mirror assembly. The cover is detachably... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090103199 - High positioning reproducible low torque mirror - actuator interface: The present high positioning reproducible mirror-actuator interface disclosed herein overcomes the deficiencies associated with conventional interface systems and offer a number of advantages that are disclosed herein. Generally, the mirror mounts provide a reliable and robust interface between the mirrors and actuators, that serve to move and position the mirrors,... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090103200 - Gimbal mount: A gimbal mount in which an optical element is mounted in a carriage that mounts for rotation in a holder, which in turn mounts for rotation in a body. A first pair of counter-acting adjustment screws act upon a face of the holder to rotate the holder about a first... Agent: David Dureska Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP

  
04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090097085 - Hologram recording medium: The present invention provides a hologram recording medium wherein high refractive index change, flexibility, low scattering, environment resistance, durability, low dimensional change (low shrinkage), and high multiplicity are attained in holographic memory recording using a blue laser as well as a green laser. A hologram recording medium comprising at least... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090097086 - Lens system for common aperture holographic storage system: According to the invention, the lens system, which Fourier transforms an object beam and focuses a reference beam into a hologram layer of a holographic storage medium, and which focuses a servo beam onto a servo area of the hologram layer, includes a moving part acting on the object beam,... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090097087 - Micromechanical sensor- or actuator component and method for the production of micromechanical sensor- or actuator components: The invention relates to a micromechanical sensor- or actuator component with an optical function and to a production method. A substrate thereby has electrodes and electrical contactings, an optical, electrically actuated element which can be deflected relative to the substrate. A transparent cover is likewise present. The object of the... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20090097088 - Movable body apparatus, optical deflector, and optical instrument using the optical deflector: A movable body apparatus includes a vibratory system, a driving portion for driving the vibratory system, a detecting portion for detecting a resonance frequency of the vibratory system, a drive controlling portion, and a storing portion. The vibratory system has a resonance frequency, and includes at least a movable body... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090097089 - Three-dimensional light ray input apparatus: A three-dimensional input apparatus includes a lens L1 for converting angular information about light rays from a object, a focusing element L3 for focusing the light rays from the object to the vicinities of an array R of photoelectric elements, and a lens L2 for performing conversion into a real... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090097090 - Optical multi-beam scanning device and image forming apparatus: In the optical multi-beam scanning device of the present invention, when the light beams are assumed to reach the surface to be scanned with the light beams not being folded, the horizontal synchronization sensor is tilted so as to output a horizontal synchronized signal when the light beams come to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090097091 - Sloped cantilever beam electrode for a mems device: A method of tilting a micromirror includes providing a substrate, a sloped electrode outwardly from the substrate, and a sloped electrode positioning system outwardly from the substrate. The method also includes applying, by the sloped electrode positioning system, forces sufficient to position the sloped electrode in an orientation that slopes... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090097092 - Image processing of an incoming light field using a spatial light modulator: A method, computer-usable medium and a system for varying an incoming light field are disclosed. Embodiments provide mechanisms for performing image processing on an incoming light field using a spatial light modulator which is adjusted based upon characteristics of the incoming light field. The spatial light modulator may be positioned... Agent: Murabito Hao & Barnes LLP

20090097093 - Downhole uses of pressure-tuned semiconductor light sources: An instrument for use in a borehole, the instrument including a pressure tuned light source disposed in a housing adapted for insertion into the borehole.... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP- Baker Atlas

20090097094 - Illumination optical system, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method: An illumination optical system which illuminates an irradiated plane with illumination light provided from a light source includes a spatial light modulator which is arranged in an optical path of the illumination optical system and cooperates with part of the illumination optical system to form a desired light intensity distribution... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090097095 - Micro-electromechanical microshutter array: A microshutter array has a frame having a light transmissive portion. Linear microshutter elements extend across the light transmissive portion and in parallel to each other. Each microshutter element has a flat blade extended in a length direction and first and second torsion arms extending outwards from each side of... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

20090097096 - Electrochromic device using polyphthalate and process for preparing the same: Example embodiments provide an electrochromic device using polyphthalate as an electrochromic material and a process for preparing the same. The electrochromic device in accordance with example embodiments enables the production of a solid nanoscale electrochromic device having a bistability using polyphthalate as an electrochromic material, and easy formation of a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090097097 - Ec mirror assembly: The present invention provides an EC mirror assembly that include s an EC mirror cell and control means for controlling the reflectivity of the mirror cell, the assembly also including a pair of contact elements independently displaceable relative to the mirror cell while maintaining an electrical connection with the control... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090097098 - Electrochromic layers, device and process of producing same: Provided is an electrochromic device (ECD) that includes: a first transparent electrode having a first substrate having thereon a first electrically conductive layer; a second transparent electrode having a second substrate having thereon a second electrically conductive layer; a first polymeric layer on the first transparent electrode, wherein the first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090097099 - Micro mirror and micro mirror array using the same: Disclosed are a micro mirror and a micro mirror array using the same. The micro mirror includes: an insulation substrate; an address electrode formed on the insulation substrate; a charging unit electrically insulated from the address electrode; and a reflecting body rotatably provided on the insulation to reflect incident light... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090097100 - Optical films for controlling angular characteristics of displays: In various embodiments of the invention, an interferometric display device is provided having an external film with a plurality of structures that reduce the field-of-view of the display. These structures may comprise, for example, baffles or non-imaging optical elements such as compound parabolic collectors. The baffles may comprise a plurality... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090097101 - Delay-line demodulator: Solution: A delay-line demodulator 1 for a DQPSK signal to be demodulated comprises two of Mach-Zehnder interferometers 6 and 7 individually comprising two of waveguides having different lengths therebetween through which a light signal branched the DQPSK signal propagates respectively, for delaying a phase of the light signal propagating at... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090097102 - Aperture assembly for use with a photosensor system and a securing mechanism for the aperture assembly: A cost-effective photosensor system for rotor position detection includes securing an aperture assembly to an off-the-shelf infrared radiation-emitting component and/or an off-the-shelf infrared radiation-detecting component. The application discloses an aperture assembly that may be stamped from a thin, opaque, elongated piece of plastic having an aperture window through which a... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090097103 - Camera lens and related image reception device capable of filtering infrared light and reducing production cost: In order to prevent infrared from reducing image quality of an image reception device, the present invention discloses a camera lens capable of filtering infrared light. The camera lens includes a barrel, an aperture installed on the barrel for controlling the amount of input light, and an optical lens installed... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090097105 - Method for producing smooth, dense optical films: The invention is directed to preparing optical elements having a thin, smooth, dense coating or film thereon, and a method for making such coating or film. The coated element has a surface roughness of <1.0 nm rms. The coating materials include hafnium oxide or a mixture of hafnium oxide and... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090097104 - Multilayer mirror, method for manufacturing the same, and exposure equipment: A multilayer mirror aims to reduce incidence angle dependence of reflectivity. A substrate is made of low thermal polished expansion glass with 0.2 nm RMS or less roughness of the surface. On the surface thereof formed is a Ru/Si multilayer having a wide full-width half maximum of peak reflectivity, and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090097106 - Reflective-type projection optical system and exposure apparatus equipped with the reflective-type projection optical system: A reflective-type projection optical system has 8 reflective mirrors that form a reduced image of a first surface on a second surface. A first reflective imaging optical system (G1) forms an intermediate image of the first surfaces and a second reflective imaging optical system (G2) forms an image of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090097107 - Microscope: The present invention relates to a device for analyzing particles in the nanometer or micrometer range by optical measurement of light irradiated onto the sample containing particles. Accordingly, the device of the present invention can also be referred to as a microscope. The microscope device comprises an arrangement for detection... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090097109 - Confocal microscope: To provide a confocal microscope for obtaining an extended image by easily determining the capturing range of an observation image without being aware of the shape of a sample to be observed, the confocal microscope comprises confocal image generating unit for generating a confocal image, first counting unit for counting... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090097108 - Confocal scanning microscope having optical and scanning systems which provide a handheld imaging head: A confocal microscope having a scanning head in the form of a hand piece (102) which may be placed at selected locations on the body of a patient. A laser beam is scanned in orthogonal (horizontal and vertical) directions by scanners (128, 130) which drive scan mirrors (128a, 130a), which... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher

20090097110 - Polarized phase microscopy: A system and method of generating and acquiring phase contrast microscope images while minimizing interference with the intensity and optical quality of other microscopy modalities employing polarization and attenuation strategies for phase microscopy applications. A plane polarizing objective phase ring may be used in conjunction with a phase microscopy apparatus.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090097111 - System and method for viewing projected light from portable devices: An apparatus is disclosed which may include a sheet of reflective material suitable for forming a display screen; a screen control mechanism operable to move the reflective material into extended and retracted positions, wherein the apparatus is portable and configured to receive image data from a hand-held projection device.... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090097113 - Depth enhancing screen: The present disclosure relates to a depth-enhancing screen for producing a simulated 3D image. The screen comprises a multi-curved Fresnel lens which when viewed in cross-section along the or each longest line linking two points on the edge of the lens, has a curved cross-section with an apex in the... Agent: Overhauser Law Offices, LLC Docketing Department

20090097112 - Rear-projection screen for projection video display system, method of rear-projection collimation and projection video display system incorporating the same: Various embodiments of a rear-projection screen, a method of rear-projection collimation and a projection video display (PVD) system. In one embodiment, a rear-projection screen includes: (1) a total-internal-reflection (TIR) fresnel lens configured to aim light received at an incidence angle toward a central axis of the TIR fresnel lens at... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090097114 - Printed image-set retroreflective sheeting: This invention provides a retroreflective sheeting which at least comprises a printed image-incorporated retroreflective sheeting and an optical element array sheet in which a large number of light-transmissive optical elements are regularly disposed at least at a fixed location; more particularly a printed image-incorporated retroreflective sheeting which reveals a stereoscopic... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090097115 - Three dimensional image display device, method of manufacturing three dimensional image display device, and apparatus for manufacturing three dimensional image display device: A three dimensional image display device includes a display panel configured to display an image, and a lens plate which is a plate member having a lenticular lens and which is provided to the display panel with a frame-shaped adhesive member interposed in between while having the lenticular lens facing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090097116 - Optical element and method of production: A method of producing an optical element that has spatial variation in refractive index is disclosed. The method comprises: providing a curable liquid crystal composition; applying a spatially varying electric field to the liquid crystal composition to induce a desired spatial variation in refractive index; and curing the liquid crystal... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090097117 - Curved optical filters: Curved polarization filters and methods of manufacturing such filters are described in the present disclosure. An exemplary method includes laminating a planar polarization layer to a planar retarder layer at a predetermined orientation and bending the laminate to create a curved filter. The strain on the retarder layer results in... Agent: Real D - Patent Department

20090097118 - Light-reflecting triple, reflector, as well as method for recognizing an object: The invention relates to a triple prism which reflects light, a reflector and to a method for recognizing an object. A reflective photoelectric barrier sends light to a reflector. The reflector does not answer with the form of the obtained light signal, but with a double signal which projects two... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090097119 - Diffraction micro flow structure and optical tweezers using the same: A diffraction micro flow structure and optical tweezers using the same are provided. The diffraction micro flow structure comprises a substrate and a diffraction part. The substrate comprises at least a flow path. The diffraction part is disposed on the substrate. The diffraction part comprises a diffraction optical element. After... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090097120 - Tunable filter: A light is incident on a refractive diffraction grating 13, and is distributed for each of wavelengths at different angles to be outputted. A lens 14 converts the distributed lights into belt-shaped lights, and the belt-shaped lights are incident on a mirror substrate 15 having selective reflection regions 17-1 to... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20090097121 - Diffractive optical element and optical head: A diffractive optical element whose two diffraction gratings diffract three different wavelength light beams is provided. The diffractive optical element includes a first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating that is located opposite the first one, and is configured in such a way that, among three different wavelength incident... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090097122 - Diffractive optical device and system: An optical relay device for transmitting light striking the optical relay device at a plurality of angles within a field-of-view is provided. The device comprises a light-transmissive substrate, an input optical element and an output optical element. The input element diffracts the light to propagate within the light-transmissive substrate via... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20090097123 - Light diffusing articles: A light diffusing article that has, on at least one surface, convergent lens particles or divergent lens particles.... Agent: Rohm And Haas Company Patent Department

20090097124 - Optical system with inter-lens baffles: An inter-lens baffles unit for an imaging system is provided. The inter-baffle lens unit comprises at least two lens elements; a plurality of baffles positioned between the two lens elements, wherein the baffles are contoured to fit between the two lenses and to fill a volume between the lenses such... Agent: Klein, O'neill & Singh, LLP

20090097125 - Method of controlling reflection from a vehicle windshield: A vehicle glare reduction system is provided, which improves the visual acuity of the vehicle operator in vehicles having a light-colored dashboard. The system includes a dashboard having an upper surface from which dashboard light is reflected; a windshield having an inner and outer surface, the windshield surface configured to... Agent: Ppg Industries Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090097126 - Method of laser marking, laser marking apparatus and method and apparatus for detecting a mark: A method and apparatus for laser marking is disclosed. An interference fringe is formed on a subject to be marked using a laser beam to make a marking.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090097127 - Light guide optical device: The invention provides an optical device, including a light-transmitting substrate, optical means for coupling light into the substrate by total internal reflection, and a plurality of partially reflecting surfaces carried by the substrate, characterized in that the partially reflecting surfaces are parallel to each other and are not parallel to... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20090097128 - Viewing optical system, and imaging apparatus comprising the same: e

20090097129 - Optical article and process for producing optical article: An optical article includes a plastic substrate, wherein a primer layer and a hard coat layer are formed on a surface of the plastic substrate, and the primer layer is formed from a coating composition containing the following components (A) to (C): (A) a polyurethane resin; (B) metal oxide fine... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090097130 - Zoom lens and electronic imaging device having the same: A zoom lens includes a most object-side lens unit remaining fixed on the optical axis when the magnification of the zoom lens is changed and a focusing operation is performed; a most image-side lens unit remaining fixed when the focusing operation is performed; and a plurality of moving lens units... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090097132 - Three-unit zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A three-unit zoom lens includes, in order from the object side, a negative first lens unit G1, a positive second lens unit G2 and a third lens unit G3, wherein during zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end the distance between the first lens unit G1 and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090097131 - Zoom lens system: t

20090097133 - Lens control apparatus: A lens control apparatus for controlling a lens apparatus having an extender is provided. When an operation of storing a shot is performed in a shot box connected to the lens apparatus having an extender, a memory stores data including a position of a zoom lens group at that time,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090097134 - Projection optical system, exposure apparatus, and method of manufacturing device: This invention is a projection optical system which includes a plurality of lens groups and projects an image of a first object onto a second object. A bottom lens group of the plurality of lens groups which is positioned nearest to the second object is made of an isotropic crystal... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090097135 - Imaging lens: The imaging lens is configured to satisfy the following conditional expressions (r3+r4)/(r3−r4)>−0.7, v1−v2>15.0, and v3−v2>15.0, where r3 is a radius of curvature of an object side surface of the second lens, r4 is a radius of curvature of an image side surface of the second lens, and v1, v2 and... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090097136 - Optical device and image pickup apparatus using the same optical device: An optical device including a lens group which generates an optical image on an image pickup area by focusing an image of a photographing object, an optical diaphragm which narrows light flux optically when the optical portion generates the optical image, an ND filter group which is disposed in front... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20090097137 - Wide-angle lens with high resolution: An exemplary wide-angle lens includes, in this order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens having negative refraction of power, a second lens having positive refraction of power, a third lens 30 having positive refraction of power, and a fourth lens having negative refraction of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090097138 - Interchangeable lens barrel, program rewriting system for interchangeable lens barrel: An interchangeable lens barrel and a program rewriting system, in which a program included in the interchangeable lens barrel is easily changeable, are provided. An interchangeable lens barrel 2 is detachable from a camera body 1, and includes a storage section 36 for storing a first program concerning a function... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090097139 - Optical device and manufacturing method thereof: An optical element mounted on a wiring board is sealed by a sealing resin except an optical function region. Wires connecting the wiring board with the optical element are also sealed by the sealing resin. The optical function region is exposed as a bottom surface of a recess whose side... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090097141 - Lens barrel: The present invention includes: a taking lens including a lens group; a distance ring that is operated to rotate around the taking lens; an LD roller capable of rotating in conjunction with the rotational operation of the distance ring; a transducer that is in contact with the LD roller and... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo

20090097140 - Varifocal optical device: A varifocal optical device is provided. The varifocal optical device includes an optical lens, an actuator unit connected with the optical lens and having two areas that are bending-deformed in opposite directions to each other when a voltage is applied thereto, and a supporting unit to support the actuator unit,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090097142 - Faceted mirror apparatus: A faceted mirror apparatus includes a support plate having a plurality of stepped reception bores into which are fitted the base portions of respective ones of a plurality of mirror facets having mirrored surfaces. An outer surface of each of the facets bears on an inner wall to provide a... Agent: Gray Robinson, P.A.

20090097143 - Method of forming and mounting an angled reflector: In a method of forming a device so as to include a reflective surface at a specific angle to an incident optical axis, a region of a first major surface of a substrate is exposed to an anisotropic etchant to form a surface having the specific angle with respect to... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20090097144 - Fast steering mirror: A fast steering mirror that houses all of the electronics needed to operate the mirror in the mirror, more particular, its base assembly.... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20090097145 - Display filter and display module provided therewith: An embodiment of the invention provides a display filter, in which plural design patterns are independently illuminated and displayed and aesthetics is not lost during turn-off of a source light beam, and a display module provided with the display filter. The display filter includes plural design pattern filters and a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090097146 - Optical glass and optical element: An optical glass includes, based on a total weight of the optical glass: 15 to 40 weight percent of P2O5; 0 to 10 weight percent of Li2O; 0 to 20 weight percent of Na2O; 0 to 20 weight percent of K2O; more than 2 weight percent and not more than... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090097147 - Plane waves to control critical dimension: The present invention further describes a method including: decomposing a pattern into horizontal sub-features and vertical sub-features; forming a first mask corresponding to the horizontal sub-features; forming a second mask corresponding to the vertical sub-features; forming a first aperture with two parallel horizontal sliver openings corresponding to the first mask;... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

  
04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20090091810 - Hologram recording material and hologram recording medium: The present invention provides a hologram recording material and a hologram recording medium, suitable for volume hologram recording, that are excellent in multiple recording characteristics and stability over time in holographic memory recording using a blue laser as well as a green laser. A hologram recording material comprising at least... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090091811 - Holographic microscope and a method of holographic microscopy: A holographic microscope comprising a source configured to provide a diverging beam of radiation, a beam splitter configured to direct a first portion of the diverging beam towards an object and a second portion of the diverging beam towards a reflector, the beam splitter being further configured to direct an... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090091812 - Quantum computer and quantum computation method: A quantum computer includes physical systems, included in an optical resonator, having at least four energy states, and in which letting |0>, |1>, |3>, and |2> be the four energy states, an energy of |2> is higher than energies of |0>, |1>, and |3>, a transition frequency of a |0>−|2>... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090091813 - Optical scanner device and image forming apparatus: A first wall is installed on a bottom portion of a housing along an outer peripheral thereof orthogonally to the bottom portion. A second wall is installed opposite to the first wall at a predetermined interval. Between the first wall and the second wall, a first rib parallel with the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090091814 - Stereo projection optical system: A stereo projection optical system, includes a first polarizing beam splitter configured for separating a light input into a first polarized light component and a second polarized light component; a first image assimilator positioned to receive the first polarized light component; a first image assimilator positioned to receive the second... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090091815 - Three-dimensional display device: A three-dimensional display device including a display panel and a modulatable electrowetting grating is provided. The display panel has a plurality of pixels. The modulatable electrowetting grating is disposed on the display panel, and has a plurality of electrowetting light valves corresponding to the pixels.... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090091816 - Electrophoretic display device with improved reflective luminance: An electrophoretic display device with an improved reflective luminance is presented. The electrophoretic display device includes an electrophoretic display panel including sub-pixels corresponding to four colors (e.g., red, green, blue, and white). A signal converter is provided for receiving an image signal for three colors and converting it into an... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP

20090091817 - High speed phase scrambling of a coherent beam using plasma: A laser beam is modulated at a very high frequency to produce uniform radiant flux densities on substrate surface processing regions during thermal processing. Beam modulation is achieved by passing the laser beam through a plasma which causes phase randomization within the laser beam. This method may be used for... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP - - Appm/tx

20090091818 - Electro-active insert: Aspects of the present invention provide multi-focal electro-active lenses having one or more multi-focal electro-active inserts. The electro-active inserts can provide multiple optical power regions each capable of providing a desired optical power. An electro-active power region of the insert is capable of providing a variable optical power upon application... Agent: Pearl, Cohen, Zedek & Latzer, LLP

20090091819 - Apparatus and method for flattening gain profile of an optical amplifier: A change in loading conditions of fiber amplifiers in an optical communications network causes rapid variations in the gain profile of the amplifiers due to spectral hole burning and stimulated Raman scattering. An apparatus for reducing such gain profile variations is described which monitors optical signal perturbations and reacts by... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090091820 - Real-time terahertz imaging system for the detection of concealed objects: A terahertz imaging system and method of use including a compact Yb-doped fiber laser-pumped ZGP crystal as a THz source and an uncooled microbolometer array as a detector. According to the present invention, semiconductor lasers are also drive current modulated to produce desired laser pulsewidth, repetition rate and wavelengths needed... Agent: Bae Systems Patent Dept.

20090091821 - Optical sighting device with selective laser wavelength removal: An optical sighting device such as a spotting scope, riflescope or binocular having optics that direct the desired visible wavelength light to the eye or other sensor/detector while removing certain undesirable wavelengths such as infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV). In one configuration for a spotting scope having two front surface... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP

20090091822 - Zoom microscope: A zoom microscope includes an observation optical system having an exchangeable objective lens, an aperture diaphragm, an afocal zoom system, and an image forming optical system; and a zoom epi-illumination optical system. The zoom epi-illumination optical system has an optical path which is also the optical path of the observation... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090091823 - Method and device for optically scanning a sample: The invention relates to a method and a device for optically scanning a sample, especially using a microscope. To this end, an adjustment unit and a scanning device are provided. The sample is displaced in relation to the scanning device by means of the adjustment unit which is acted upon... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090091824 - Light-diffusing member, transmission type screen, rear-projection-type display, and light-absorbing-part-forming resin composition: The present invention provides a light-diffusing member having no non-uniformity in stripes. The light-diffusing member according to the present invention is for diffusing at least a part of transmitted light by totally reflecting the same. The light-diffusing member comprises a light-diffusing part that has a diffusing-part base having a plurality... Agent: Burr & Brown

20090091825 - Plastic polarized lens: A plastic polarized lens 1 contains a lens substrate 2, which is obtained by curing through polymerization a polymerization composition having a refractive index of 1.60 or more containing a thiourethane polymerization composition or a thioepoxy polymerization composition, having embedded therein a polarized film 14, which is obtained by forming... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090091826 - Polarizing plate and image display apparatus: Provided are a polarizing plate with less defects of outer appearance, which is extremely excellent in an adhesiveness between a polarizer and a polarizer protective film in an environment of high temperature or high humidity and is also excellent in optical properties, and to which a conventional general-purpose adhesive layer... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090091827 - Camera lens cap: A camera lens cap includes radially movable latch members carried on an endwall of the cap and apparatus having exposed user engageable surfaces. The latch members are movable between the first latching position and a second unlatched position relative to an adapter which has a camera lens attachment feature. An... Agent: Young & Basile, P.C.

20090091828 - Objective lens protector and objective lens unit: A microscope objective lens in which a tip and a circumferential portion of a barrel having a plurality of lenses are processed to seal off an inner space containing the plurality of lenses from the outside. The objective lens includes a sealing member that seals a gap between a cap... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090091830 - Lens device: A lens device is provided and includes: a housing having a first fixed axis in a transverse direction and a second fixed axis in a longitudinal direction; a first slider supported so as to be slidable along the first fixed axis; a second slider supported so as to be slidable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090091831 - Lens device: A lens device is provided and includes: a housing having a first fixed axis fixed in a transverse direction and a second fixed axis fixed in a longitudinal direction; a first slider supported so as to be slidable along the first fixed axis; a second slider supported so as to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090091829 - Optical element module and image pickup device: An optical element module includes an optical element, and a plurality of actuator elements. In the module, the plurality of actuator elements are arranged such that a direction of width of the oblong strip shape of the plurality of actuator elements is a direction of the optical axis and such... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090091832 - Optical element module and image pickup device: An optical element module includes an optical element, and a plurality of actuator elements. In the module, each actuator element has an ion conductive polymer film and electrodes arranged on both sides of the film, and a whole of the actuator element is bent in a direction of thickness by... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090091833 - Method for producing defect-free light guiding elements of great widths, production device and diffractive light guiding element: A process for producing a diffractive light guiding element by a continuous, single-stage reel-to-reel method, an apparatus suitable for carrying out the process and a light guiding element obtainable by the process.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090091834 - Method of creating a three-dimensional image, a diffractive element and method of creating the same: A diffractive element comprises diffractive structure (10) with a system of diffraction zones (5) arranged so that in places of diffractive structure (10) corresponding to places of the relief scene (11) they have such periodicity and orientation (a, b) that cause deflection of incident light (9) in the same direction... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090091835 - Optical film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: An optical film includes, in the following order, a support; an antiglare layer having an uneven surface; a high refractive index layer; and a low refractive index layer, wherein an arithmetic average roughness (Ra) of the optical film is: 0.03 μm<Ra<0.4 μm, an average distance of unevenness (Sm) of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090091837 - Light guiding film: A light guiding film is provided including a main body, and a light diffusion structure comprising a plurality of micro concave lenses arranged in a first direction and a second direction to form a second dimensional array and the curvature of each concave lens and the junction of the concave... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090091836 - Turning film having multiple slopes: The present invention provides a light redirecting article for redirecting light toward a target angle, the light redirecting article comprising: an input surface comprising a plurality of light redirecting structures each light redirecting structure having a near surface having two slopes, sloping away from normal in one direction as defined... Agent: Edwin Oh Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials LLC

20090091838 - Eyewear display and media device interconnection system: An eyewear display and media device interconnection system enables a user to connect various media devices and various eyewear or other displays to each other, by using a common interface. The integrated system offers improved ergonomics, lower size, lower power consumption and lower cost.... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090091839 - Light source apparatus and optical module included therein: The present invention relates to a light source apparatus or the like provided with a structure that can block reflected return light also when an emitting end side of an optical isolator is a space. The light source apparatus comprises a light source section, a guide section, and an optical... Agent: Venable LLP

20090091840 - Rear-focusing type zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A rear-focusing type zoom lens includes, in order from an object side, a positive first group being fixed, a negative second group moving toward an image plane along an optical axis during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end; a negative third group being fixed in an optical... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090091842 - Rear-focusing type zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A rear-focusing type zoom lens includes in order from an object side: a positive first group that is fixed, a negative second group that is moved toward an image plane along an optical axis during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, a negative third group that is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090091841 - Zoom lens, imaging device, and personal digital assistant: The invention provides a zoom lens including at least a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power, in order from an object side, and an aperture stop between the second lens... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090091844 - Liquid optics zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A high performance zoom lens system suitable for use with a camera is disclosed. The zoom lens systems employs liquid optics and a movable lens group to provide optical performance over the zoom focal length range at focus distances from close to infinity. The system also provides compensation for undesirable... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090091843 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having a negative power, a second lens group having a positive power, and a third lens group having a positive power. At least the first and second lens groups are movable during a change from a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090091845 - Two-unit zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side thereof, a first lens unit G1 having a negative refracting power and a second lens unit G2 having a positive refracting power. During zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, the distance between the first lens unit... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090091846 - Wide-angle projection lens and projection apparatus using the same: A wide-angle projection lens and a projection apparatus using the same are provided. The wide-angle projection lens, from an image side of the projection apparatus, includes a first lens group, a second lens group and a third lens group. An aperture stop of the wide-angle projection lens is disposed in... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090091847 - Two-piece optical lens system for taking image: A two-piece optical lens system for taking image comprises, from the object side: a first lens element and a second lens element. The first lens element is a positive meniscus lens element has a convex object-side surface. The second lens element is a negative meniscus lens element has a convex... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090091848 - Two-lens type optical lens system for taking image: A two-lens type optical lens system for taking image comprises two lens elements with refractive power, from the object side: a positive first lens element with a convex object-side surface and a concave image-side surface, both the object-side surface and the image-side surface of the first lens element being aspheric;... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090091849 - Pendant: The present invention relates to a pendant that permits the easy reading of text messages or visualization of images by providing a means for magnifying the text or images. In another aspect, the invention relates to a pendant that is designed to allow the easy exchange of the message or... Agent: David J. Wilson

20090091850 - Collapsible lens barrel: A cam pin (16) and a demating prevention pin (35) that are provided in a driving frame (15) and have an identical shape are allowed to mate with a cam groove (18) and a demating prevention groove (36) that are provided in a cam frame (17), respectively. A first protrusion... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090091851 - Rear-view mirror system with display device: In a rear-view mirror system with display device in which a display device is attached to a rear-view mirror device disposed in a car room, a display device includes a display housing having a display window disposed at the periphery of a rear-view mirror and disposed in contiguous with a... Agent: Berenato, White & Stavish, LLC

20090091852 - Assembly structure of side mirror for automobile: The present invention relates to a side mirror for an automobile, and more particularly, to a side mirror for an automobile in which an assembled structure is modified such that even in case of an excessive pressing the side mirror to fall in a driver's view, in comparing with pressing... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston

  
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20090086296 - Holographic projector for enlarging a reconstruction zone: This invention relates to a holographic projection device with an array of mirror elements in the form of micro-mirrors. The holographic projection device comprises at least one light modulator device, which contains the array of mirror elements, for an enlargement of a reconstruction space for a reconstructed scene. Each mirror... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20090086297 - Bragg grating elements for optical devices: Three-dimensional holographic elements are disclosed. Three-dimensional Bragg gratings recorded on bulks of optical material are included in the disclosure. Such elements may be manufactured by placing a three-dimensional bulk of optical material directly behind a recorded master hologram, directing a reference beam onto a master hologram such that a replica... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090086298 - High power optical fiber laser array holographic coupler manufacturing method: A chirped grating is made in a thin film layer or a glass layer for producing a holographic optical element within the layer well suited for use as an optical coupler for coupling side fired laser light into optical fibers for laser light pumping of optical fibers with the grating... Agent: Carole A. Mulchinski, M1/040 The Aerospace Corporation

20090086299 - Apparatus and method to encode information holographically: A method to encode information holographically, wherein the method provides information, and generates a plurality of data images, wherein each data image comprises a portion of the information. The method holographically encodes each of the plurality of data images in a holographic data storage medium, generates a plurality of identifiers,... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP

20090086300 - Feedback drive for resonant oscillation of scanner mechanism: A drive for oscillating a reflector in a beam scanner, and for other similar oscillating devices, forms a feedback loop synchronized to the natural resonance of a resiliently movable flipper strip carrying the reflector. A magnet on the free end of the flipper generates a current in a sensing coil... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090086301 - Display element having filter material diffused in a substrate of the display element: Optical filter functionality is incorporated into a substrate of a display element thereby decreasing the need for a separate thin film filter and, accordingly, reducing a total thickness of a filtered display element. Filter functionality may be provided by any filter material, such as pigment materials, photoluminescent materials, and opaque... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090086302 - Optical modulator with side access: An electro-optic semiconductor device (e.g., an optical modulator) having side access and beam propagation within the device is provided. Side access for the optical input and/or output facilitates disposition of electronic circuitry and/or heat sinking structures on the top and bottom surfaces of the modulator. Internal beam propagation instead of... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm

20090086303 - Multilevel optical phase modulator: To take out monitor light unaffected by a multilevel optical phase-modulated component. For the purpose, a phase-shift unit that controls phases of plural (n, n is an integral number equal to or greater than 2) input lights, plural (n, n is an integral number equal to or greater than 2)... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090086304 - Diffraction-type optical modulator and display apparatus including the same: Disclosed are a diffraction-type optical modulator and a display apparatus including the same. The diffraction-type optical modulator includes: a board; a lower mirror formed on the board; an upper mirror located apart from the lower mirror by a predetermined gap, having a hole, separated into at least two ridges by... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090086305 - Mems switch with set and latch electrodes: A MEMS device is electrically actuated with a voltage placed across a first electrode and a moveable material. The device may be maintained in an actuated state by latch electrodes that are separate from the first electrode.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090086306 - Mems display devices and methods of fabricating the same: MEMS devices include materials which are used in LCD or OLED fabrication to facilitate fabrication on the same manufacturing systems. Where possible, the same or similar materials are used for multiple layers in the MEMS device, and use of transparent conductors for partially transparent electrodes can be avoided to minimize... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090086307 - Gray level method for slm-based optical lithography: An optical lithography system comprises a light source, a spatial light modulator, imaging optics and means for continuously moving a photosensitive substrate relative to the spatial light modulator. The spatial light modulator comprises at least one array of individually switchable elements. The spatial light modulator is continuously illuminated and an... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20090086308 - Image display device: Disclosed is an image display device comprising: (i) a pair of substrates facing each other, provided that one of the substrates is transparent; and (ii) charged particles placed in a gap between the substrates, wherein each of the substrates has a layer containing a compound having a silicone structure in... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090086309 - Source of light with conversion element and fiber optics, procedure for the production of the source of light and their use: Proposed is a light source having a conversion element (2) disposed at one end of an optical waveguide (1) and a semiconductor light source (3) disposed at the other end. The optical waveguide includes a heat-conducting layer (4) at its end proximate the converter.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090086310 - Controller which controls a variable optical attenuator to control the power level of a wavelength-multiplexed optical signal when the number of channels are varied: An optical amplifying apparatus which includes an optical amplifier, an optical attenuator and a controller. The optical amplifier amplifies a light signal having a variable number of channels. The optical attenuator passes the amplified light signal and has a variable light transmissivity. Prior to varying the number of channels in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090086311 - Spectral filtering method and apparatus in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification: Method and apparatus embodiments of the invention are directed to mitigating temporal contrast degradation in optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) laser systems. A spectral filter is used in an OPCPA laser system to remove or reduce of out-of-band amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) from an amplified pump pulse and/or the... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20090086312 - Image capturing device with focusing assembly: An image capturing device with a focusing assembly comprises a case formed by an upper casing and a lower casing; a cover for sealing the lower casing; an lower side of the cover having an opening for capturing images of outside objects; a base installed at a connection between the... Agent: Backer Chou

20090086313 - Stereomicroscope: A stereomicroscope of the telescope type includes a first beam path and a second beam path, wherein in the first beam path a first telescope system and in the second beam path a second telescope system are provided, wherein the magnifications of both telescope systems are equal and can be... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090086314 - Biological specimen imaging method and biological specimen imaging apparatus: In a biological specimen imaging method, a biological specimen which is stored in a storing section of a substrate having plural storing sections and emitting a feeble light is imaged through an objective lens. The biological specimen imaging method includes moving any one of the substrate and the objective lens... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090086315 - Arrangement for examining microscopic preparations with a scanning microscope, and illumination device for a scanning microscope: The arrangement for examining microscope preparations with a scanning microscope comprises a laser (1) and an optical means (12) which images the light generated by the laser (1) onto a specimen (13) that is to be examined. Provided between the laser (1) and the optical means (12) is an optical... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090086316 - Environment maintaining apparatus for microscope and microscope: Providing a space-and-energy-saving environment maintaining apparatus for a microscope. A first chamber 2 forms an enclosed space and houses a stage 3 that supports a specimen 23, an objective lens 5, 105 that changes divergent light from the specimen 23 on the stage 3 into parallel light, and a focusing... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090086317 - Reflective screen: A reflective screen which can reflect images of high contrast, in particular, a reflective screen which can reflect images of higher contrast without increasing brightness of dark portions of projector images, even in a bright environment is provided. The reflective screen 7 comprises a polarized light selective scattering layer 3... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090086319 - Optical films and method for fabricating the same: The present invention provides an optical film that includes i) a (meth)acrylic resin, and 5 to 45 parts by weight of ii) a graft copolymer, prepared by grafting a (meth)acrylic resin onto a copolymer of (meth)acrylic rubber and aromatic vinyl compound, based on 100 parts by weight of the i)... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090086318 - Polarizing plate, manufacturing method therefor, optical film and image display: A polarizing plate of the present invention comprises: a polarizer; a transparent protective film placed on at least one side of the polarizer; and an adhesive layer and an adhesion facilitating layer interposed in this order from the polarizer side between the polarizer and the transparent protective film, wherein the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090086320 - Protective film for polarizing plate: p

20090086321 - Zoom lens system, optical apparatus, and method for manufacturing zoom lens system: Providing a zoom lens system having a vibration reduction function capable of performing quick focusing with excellent optical performance even upon vibration reduction. The system including, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090086322 - Photonic crystal devices using negative refraction: Negative refraction in photonic crystals and diffraction grating is used to design plano-concave lenses to focus plane waves. Microwave experiments are carried out to demonstrate negative refraction and the performance of these lenses. Demonstration of negative refraction of visible light is also performed for the grism. These lenses can be... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20090086323 - Color filter and image sensor: In one aspect of the present invention, a color filter capable of controlling wavelengths of light to be transmitted therethrough may include a pair of interferometric films which are substantially parallel to each other and which transmit the light; and a drive member which drives at least one film of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090086324 - Color separation optical system and image pickup apparatus: It is disclosed that a color separation optical system improves color reproducibility by obtaining a characteristic which approximates an ideal spectral characteristic in view of influence of polarization separation caused according to the magnitude of an incidence angle. In the color separation optical system, a curve representing a characteristic of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090086325 - Method and apparatus for frit sealing with a variable laser beam: A beam shaper is implemented to seal an OLED. The beam shaper comprises a first and second lens and a beam shaper. Changing the relative position of the first, second lens and beam shaper relative to each other enables the beam shaper to generate laser beams with different shapes and... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090086326 - Antiglare hard-coated film: There is provided an antiglare hard-coated film that can maintain antiglare properties and suppress a reduction in the display contrast of a display, when composed of a transparent plastic film substrate and an antiglare hard coat layer formed thereon. The antiglare hard-coated film 4 includes a transparent film substrate 1... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090086327 - Laser irradiation method and apparatus for forming a polycrystalline silicon film: A method for changing an amorphous silicon film to a polycrystalline silicon film includes the steps of irradiating an elongate pulse laser beam onto the silicon film while scanning in the direction normal to the major axis of the elongate pulse laser beam, to form a plurality of irradiated areas,... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090086328 - Line head and image forming apparatus using the same: A line head includes: a positive lens system having two lenses with positive refractive power; an image-side lens array in which the image-side lens of the two lenses is arrayed in a plural number in first and second directions; an object-side lens array in which the object-side lens of the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090086329 - Positioning system for a combiner in a head up display: A combiner positioning system (300) for a heads-up display (100). The positioning system (300) is arranged on a frame (302) including a base plate (334). A movable carrier (306) is provided for supporting a combiner (106) within the frame. The carrier (306) is movable between a first end of the... Agent: Jabil Circuit, Inc. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20090086330 - Optical pickup, optical disc drive device, and optical information device: A small optical pickup of wide spherical aberration correction range is provided. The optical pickup includes a rising mirror for deflecting a light beam at substantially right angle and guiding to an entrance surface of the objective lens; a spherical aberration correction lens having one surface formed to a larger... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090086331 - Wide-angle variable focal length lens system: A variable focal length microlens system having a base section with a fluid chamber and a fluid pressurization mechanism. A flexible, substantially transparent polymer lens section is fixed above the fluid chamber and the lens section has a curvature providing an initial focal point when in an unstrained state. The... Agent: Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P.

20090086332 - Wide-angle zoom optic system: A wide-angle zoom optic system includes: in an order from an object, a first lens group having a negative refractive power; a second lens group having a positive refractive power; and a third lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the first lens group includes two lens elements. In... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090086333 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus equipped with the zoom lens and method for forming an image of an object and varying a focal length: A zoom lens comprises a plurality of lens groups arranged along an optical axis in order from an object side, wherein a lens group closest to an image among the plurality of lens groups has a front lens group, and a rear lens group arranged with an air space on... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090086334 - Zoom lens, optical appartus equipped with the zoom lens and method for forming an image of an object and varying a focal length: A zoom lens comprises the following lens groups in the order from an object side a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; a fourth lens group having a positive refracting... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090086335 - Lens driving device and portable equipment with camera: A lens driving device includes a moving body having a lens and a drive magnet that is moveable with the lens in an optical axis direction of the lens, and a fixed body that moveably supports the moving body in the optical axis direction. The fixed body includes a first... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20090086336 - Variable focal lens and imaging apparatus: A variable focal lens which does not require a reduction of a zoom factor and eliminates an origin sensor is provided. A microcomputer 15 functions as a focus adjustment section which controls a stepper motor 13 to move a focusing ring 5 for a focus adjustment. The microcomputer 15 causes... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090086337 - Lens device and imaging device: An optical path passing through an object-side lens group is bent at a right angle by an optical device so as to be a vertical optical path. A lens group on imaging surface side for forming an image on an imaging surface is disposed on the vertical optical path. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090086338 - High aperture folded catadioptric projection objective: A catadioptric projection objective with telecentric image space has a first objective part configured to image the pattern from the object surface into a first intermediate image, and having a first pupil surface, a second objective part configured to image the first intermediate image into a second intermediate image, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090086339 - Subminiature optical system: There is provided a subminiature optical system mounted in a mobile communication terminal and a personal digital assistant (PDA) or used for a monitoring camera and a digital camera. The subminiature optical system includes: a first lens entirely having a positive refractive power and comprising a first lens element having... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090086340 - Wide-angle lens and imaging apparatus: Providing a large aperture wide-angle lens having high optical performance with sufficiently suppressed spherical aberration and sagittal coma flare, and an imaging apparatus using the lens. The lens including, in order from an object, a first lens group having positive refractive power, and a second lens group having positive refractive... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090086341 - Lens barrel assembly: A lens barrel assembly includes a cylindrical lens barrel obtained by deep drawing a metal sheet and a lens retained by the lens barrel. The lens barrel has a lens-retaining portion for retaining the lens at one of two open sides and a component-receiving portion for receiving an electric component... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090086342 - Optical unit: Gaps dR1 and dR2 in a radial direction that prevent an optical component 2 from being affected by external stress during thermal expansion is formed between an outer circumferential surface of the optical component 2 and an inner circumferential surface of a holder 7. Gaps dOA1 and dOA , that... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20090086343 - Lens driving apparatus having improved vibration when auto focusing and method of manufacturing the same: There are provided a lens driving apparatus and method for transferring a lens on a plurality of focus positions previously set, in which a physical or mechanical vibration generated by a lens driving actuator when auto focusing is improved. The apparatus includes: a controller controlling the lens to be suspended... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090086344 - Lens drive device: wherein a force with which the restricting member urges the movable body toward a non-energized position is “F1”; a force in the optical axis direction with which the magnetic member is attracted by the magnet is “F2”; and a weight of the entire movable body is “W”.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090086345 - Optical element and projection-type image display device: Provided is an optical element (dichroic mirror) including a mirror surface transmitting a part of an incident light beam therethrough and reflecting the other part of the incident light beam. A target cutoff wavelength, which indicates a boundary wavelength between a wavelength band of a desired transmission light beam and... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC

20090086346 - Side mirror assembly for a motor vehicle: A side mirror assembly for a motor vehicle includes a base that is fixedly secured to the motor vehicle. A structural member is secured to the base. The structural member extends between a base end and a distal end. A mirror housing defining a mirror opening is operatively connected to... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.

20090086347 - Vehicle side mirror: A vehicle side mirror includes a mirror body, a mirror base fastened to a body panel, and a mirror housing, which houses the mirror body and is supported by the mirror base, and the mirror housing has a housing body, which houses the mirror body on a back side of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090086348 - System for simultaneously turning and tilting an array of mirror concentrators: A system for simultaneously turning and tilting an array of mirror concentrators includes a first stepper motor operable to drive a first lead screw coupled to each row of the array of mirror concentrators, the rotation of the first lead screw simultaneously turning the rows of the array about a... Agent: Schein & Cai LLP

20090086349 - Teardrop shaped vehicular mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly having a housing and dome-type mirror lens. The lens has a first base footprint portion with a constant radius of curvature and a diameter, and a second base footprint portion comprised of an elliptical portion with a base major axis and a base minor axis. The... Agent: John A. Artz Artz & Artz. P.C.

20090086350 - High stiffness low mass supporting structure for a mirror assembly: Systems and methods of providing support to a mirror assembly including a high-stiffness, low mass structure. An L-shaped support, in conjunction with a shelf member and a plurality of fingers, provides support to a chuck upon which an operation (such as a wafer inspection) can be carried out. Materials such... Agent: Amin Turocy & Calvin, LLP Attention: Heather Holmes

20090086351 - Outside mirror apparatus for vehicle: A mirror assembly is inclinably mounted on a resin shaft via a spring and a resin stopper.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090086352 - Color filter structure and method of making the same: A color filter structure includes a plurality of hydrophobic light-shielding rows for a black matrix, and a color filter layer. Each hydrophobic light-shielding row has a plurality of light-shielding structures that have an individual space for accommodating the color filter layer and are arranged in series. In addition, each individual... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090086353 - Bank structure for a display panel and method of manufacturing the same: A bank structure for a display panel is provided. The display panel comprises a substrate, and the bank structure is formed on the surface of the substrate. The bank structure comprises a periphery and a partition, wherein the periphery forms a receiving space with the substrate and the partition is... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

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