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Optical: systems and elements June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090161188 - Holographic gratings and method for fabricating the same: A holographic grating is provided. The holographic grating includes a plurality of first structural areas including acrylic polymer with a first refractive index and a plurality of second structural areas including non-liquid crystal molecules with a second refractive index, wherein the first structural area is adjacent to the second structural... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090161189 - Method of manufacturing a structure based on anisotropic etching, and silicon substrate with etching mask: A method of manufacturing a structure that includes a mask forming step for forming, on a monocrystal silicon substrate, a base etching mask corresponding to a target shape and a correction etching mask having a joint connecting to the base etching mask, and a target shape forming step for forming... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090161190 - Optical scanning apparatus configured to deflect and scan laser beam by using mems mirror: During one cycle of reciprocating operation of a MEMS mirror, a light receiving sensor detects a falling time at which a laser beam reflected by an upstream-of-sensor mirror and scanned in one direction passes an edge of a regulation portion, and a rising time at which the laser beam scanned... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090161191 - Scanned beam display having high uniformity and diminished coherent artifacts: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, time averaged Moiré patterns may be utilized in a scanned beam display having a Gaussian beam profile or the like in order to tailor uniformity of the image by controlling both the near field and far field regions of the display to... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090161192 - Current mode display driver circuit realization feature: The invention comprises devices and methods for driving a MEMs pixel, and in particular, an interferometric modulator pixel. In one embodiment a device for modulating light includes a light modulator including a movable optical element positionable in two or more positions, the modulator operating interferometrically to exhibit a different predetermined... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090161193 - Projection display system for modulating light beams from plural laser light sources: The present invention provides a projection display system, comprising: plural laser light sources; an illumination optical system for illuminating, in different beam axes, light beams emitted from the individual laser light sources; a deflection mirror device, constituted by plural mirror elements, for modulating the light beams illuminated by the illumination... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090161195 - Color pixel structure of an electrochromic display: A color pixel structure of a color display system based on electrochromism. The color pixel structure includes two one-cell two-color type unit cells laminated. Each of the unit cells includes an upper panel, a lower panel and electrochromic materials of different colors applied to both the upper and lower panels.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090161194 - Electrochromic display substrate: A metal-plated copperless substrate for an electrochromic display. The display includes the substrate in the form of a backplane whereon circuitry of less than about 1 micron in thickness is patterned from the copperless metal. A transparent frontplane is coupled to the substrate with an electro-active ink material therebetween through... Agent: Zitzmann Consulting, LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090161196 - System and method for speckle reduction from a coherent light source in a projection device: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method for reducing speckle phenomenon caused by a coherent light source. Particular embodiments of the present invention are directed to a system and method for temporally varying the interference pattern generated by a coherent light source to homogenize the... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP Bank Of America Plaza

20090161197 - Agile beam steering mirror for active raster scan error correction: Scan line position error resulting in banding, bow, skew, etc. is corrected by way of an agile beam steering mirror assembly in a ROS printing system and the like. The agile beam steering mirror system comprises a piezoelectric bending actuator fixedly mounted to a substrate at a proximate end thereof.... Agent: JasIPConsulting

20090161198 - Micro mirror device: The present invention provides a mirror device, comprising: an electrode placed on a substrate; a memory circuit connected to the electrode; an elastic hinge disposed near said electrode and extending from said substrate for supporting a mirror above said electrode wherein said elastic hinge having a negative temperature coefficient of... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090161199 - Mircromirror device having a vertical hinge: A mirror device comprises: a plurality of electrodes disposed on a substrate; a hinge connected to at least one of the electrodes; a mirror connected to the hinge and corresponding to at least one of the electrodes. The mirror device further comprises a barrier layer is disposed between the hinge... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090161200 - Electrophoretic display device and operating method of the same: An electrophoretic display device with high reliability, high reflectance and improved color characteristics. The electrophorectic display device includes unit cells, each of which includes transmissive particles and a reflective panel. The unit cells are vertically laminated or arranged in parallel. In addition, the electrophorectic display device exhibits excellent visibility and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090161201 - Drive laser for euv light source: A device is described herein which may comprise an oscillator having an oscillator cavity length, Lo, and defining an oscillator path; and a multi-pass optical amplifier coupled with the oscillator to establish a combined optical cavity including the oscillator path, the combined cavity having a length, Lcombined, where Lcombined=(N+x)*Lo, where... Agent: Matthew K. Hillman Cymer, Inc.

20090161202 - Apparatus for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (opcpa) using inverse chirping and idler: An OPCPA apparatus of the present invention includes an optical pulse stretcher (100) for temporally stretching laser light, and applying short-wavelength preceding-type chirping. Pump lasers (210, 220) emit pump laser light. A first OPA unit (310) receives the pump laser light, and a signal having passed through the optical pulse... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090161203 - Method and configuration for the optical detection of an illuminated specimen: A method and a configuration for the depth-resolved optical detection of a specimen, wherein a specimen or a part of the specimen is scanned by means of preferably linear illumination, the illumination of the specimen is periodically structured in the focus in at least one spatial direction, light coming from... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department

20090161204 - Splitter: An optical gadget is disclosed which in one embodiment is fixed at a location in an orthogonal position on the central optical axis of an operating system, such as a microscope, that may not be truly orthogonal. The gadget includes a hollow tube and a mount for attaching the tube... Agent: Nath & Associates PLLC

20090161205 - Box-type motor-operated microscope: A box-type motor-operated microscope has a motor-operated microscope section having a transmitting illumination optical system, an electric stage, and an image forming optical system; and a housing. The housing includes a fixed housing and a moving housing. The moving housing is movable parallel to an oblique direction with respect to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090161208 - Method and configuration for optically detecting an illuminated specimen: A configuration for the optical detection of a specimen, wherein the specimen or at least part of the specimen is scanned by means of linear illumination by scanning means, means for linear beam shaping of the illuminating light are provided, and the illuminating light has a preferably periodic structure in... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department

20090161209 - Microscope: Provided are an illuminating optical system which illuminates a sample, an illumination-side pupil modulating device which is arranged on a side of the illuminating optical system, an illumination-side turret which holds the illumination-side pupil modulating device, an illumination-side-turret revolving mechanism which revolves the illumination-side turret to move the illumination-side pupil... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090161207 - Optical scanning microscope: Microscope, in particular an optical scanning microscope with illumination of a specimen via a beam splitter, which is arranged in an objective pupil and includes at least a reflecting first portion and at least a transmitting second portion, whereby the reflecting portion serves to couple in the illumination light and... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090161206 - Point source apparatus and method of manufacture thereof: A point electromagnetic radiation source apparatus (200) for fluorescence microscopy comprises an array of individually unpackaged light emitting diodes. A lightguide (102) is coupled to the array of individually unpackaged light emitting diodes (202) by abutment, the lightguide having a coupling window (210) that receives electromagnetic radiation emitted by the... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20090161210 - Microscopy system with revolvable stage: A microscopy system includes an objective lens and a stage for holding a sample. The objective lens focuses incident light coming from one side of the objective lens to the sample disposed on the other side of the objective lens, and focuses an optical signal emitted from the sample to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090161211 - Portable astronomical telescope: A portable astronomical telescope includes the cylinder body, on which three telescopic legs are hinged through a joint to form a tripod stand. The bottom of aforementioned cylinder body is fixed by means of connection element and mounted with part box. On the bottom end of this part box, a... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck Chase Tower

20090161212 - Weld viewing: A mirror may have hole(s) in or passing through its viewing surface. A video remote may be associated with the mirror, especially as configured with the hole(s). A gas, typically an inert gas, may be passed about or through the mirror system, for example, through one or more of the... Agent: Christopher John Rudy

20090161213 - Color separation and polarization device: A color separation and polarization device is provided, which comprises a lens module, having a first frame including a polarization material received therein, and configured with a first light-entrance surface and a first light-emitting surface having a lens structure disposed thereon respectively, and a triangle-shaped optical structures, configured with a... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090161214 - Thermoplastic resin film and method for manufacturing the same: According to an aspect of the present invention, since there are a film formation step for forming a film by cooling and solidifying a thermoplastic resin sheet by sandwiching it between a cooling roller and a press roller; and a drawing step for drawing the resultant film uniaxially or biaxially,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090161215 - Protective cover assembly for digital camera: A protective cover assembly (40) for digital camera is used for an electronic device (100). The electronic device includes a main body (20) which has a recess portion (210) defined therein. A flash (70) is located in the recess portion. The protective cover assembly includes a cover (49) received in... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090161216 - Display device and method for manufacturing the same: Provided are a display device including a fluid buffer layer and a method for manufacturing the same. The display device includes a display device layer, a passivation layer, an encapsulation layer, and a fluid buffer layer. The display device layer is disposed on one surface of a substrate. The passivation... Agent: Hosoon Lee

20090161217 - Retroreflective article: A retroreflective article with excellent wide-angle characteristics is provided. Entrance angle characteristics, observation angle characteristics, and rotation angle characteristics are improved. In a retroreflective article, an assembly of multidirectional retroreflective elements is formed, in which either five, or seven or more unit elements are formed so as to share two... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090161218 - Color developing structure and method for manufacturing color developing structure: A method for manufacturing a color developing structure, includes: defining a first region and a second region adjacent to the first region on a base body; forming, onto the first region, a first transparent thin film having a first refractive index by a liquid droplet ejection method with a first... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090161220 - Narrow band omnidirectional reflectors and their use as structural colors: Disclosed is a multilayer structure wherein a first layer of a first material having an outer surface and a refracted index between 2 and 4 extends across an outer surface of a second layer having a refractive index between 1 and 3. The multilayer stack has a reflective band of... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090161219 - Optical multi-layer thin film, optical element, and method for producing the optical multi-layer thin film: An optical multi-layer thin film comprises: an outermost layer (13) which is stacked above an optical surface (11) of an optical substrate (10), and which has a lower refractive index than that of the optical substrate (10); and at least certain refractive index layer (14) which is disposed between the... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090161221 - Multi-layered light diffusion plate and liquid crystal display device comprising the same: Disclosed herein is a multi-layerd light diffusion plate, in which the multi-layered light diffusion plate is manufactured by coextruding a transparent layer comprising an amorphous transparent thermoplastic resin and a light diffusion layer comprising an amorphous transparent thermoplastic resin and transparent particles, so that the manufacturing process thereof is simple... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090161223 - Anti-reflection layer with nano particles: A micromirror device includes a particle-containing anti-reflection layer that covers at least a portion of the device or its package other than a mirror surface. The size of the particle may be smaller than or equal to the wavelength of light incident on the micromirror device, or smaller than or... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090161222 - Display having a visor: The present invention is to provide a display having a visor, which comprises a flat display, two sliding members, two spinning arms and a visor. A sliding slot is disposed at each of two corresponding sides of a screen of the flat display respectively, wherein the sliding members are installed... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090161224 - Device for illuminating an area and device for applying light to a work area: Device for illuminating an area, in particular for illuminating a mask (14), for example for a lithographic application, with at least one light source (1) for producing light (3) that can be used for the illumination, optics means (2) for shaping the light (3) produced by the at least one... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus

20090161225 - Head mounting virtual display apparatus: A display producing virtual visible images of various virtual display products including visual glasses virtual display, head-mounted display, single eye virtual display and virtual 3D display. It consists of a display worn on eyes and mounted on a fixation rack; this display consists of the lens amplifying device and the... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20090161226 - Mobile phone: A mobile phone (20) includes a main body, a camera module (300) mounted on the main body for capturing an image of a business card, and a projection module (400) mounted on the main body for projecting a collimating pattern on the business card to facilitate focusing of the camera... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090161227 - Zoom optical system, optical instrument incorporating the zoom optical system, and method of manufacturing the zoom optical system: A zoom optical system has 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 negative refracting power; and a fifth lens group having a positive refracting... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090161228 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system includes, arranged sequentially from an object side, a first lens group including at least one reflective optical member changing the optical path of an incident light ray, and having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090161230 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: z

20090161229 - Zoom lens system, optical device with zoom lens system, and method of manufacturing zoom lens system:

20090161231 - Lens drive device: A lens drive device having a simple structure and small sized. The lens drive device (1) has a lens holder (3, 5), a drive shaft (21) into which one end of the lens holder (3, 5) is fitted and placed along the direction of the optical axis of lenses (14,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20090161233 - Lens position detecting device and lens position detecting method: A lens position detecting device includes a lens, a lens driver for moving the lens in the optical axis direction, a lens drive command unit for outputting a drive command to the lens driver; a position detector for detecting that the lens is located at a predetermined position, and a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090161232 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes a magnification-varying lens, a controller configured to control an actuator, and to move the magnification-varying lens; and a temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of the optical apparatus, wherein the controller sets a telephoto end position of the magnification-varying lens to a first position when... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090161234 - Objective lens for endoscopes: where SF is the shape factor of the first lens element and is a value expressed by SF=(R2+R1)/(R2−R1) when the radius of curvature of the object-side surface is denoted by R1 and the radius of curvature of the image-side surface is denoted by R2; D is a distance (an equivalent-air... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090161235 - Compact folded thin lens: A thin lens consists of a first optical element which comprises a first refracting surface, wherein incoming light passes through the first refracting surface on a first optical axis. A reflecting surface changes a direction of the incoming light from the first optical axis to a second optical axis. Incoming... Agent: David A. Novais, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company

20090161236 - Imaging lens system and imaging apparatus: t

20090161237 - Image stabilization control circuit: A image stabilization control circuit for an image capturing device, wherein a gyro-equalizer (24) integrates an angular velocity signal from a gyro-sensor (12) in an integration circuit (46). The integration circuit (46) is composed of a low-boost filter (LBF), and a phase delay in a target compensation region is set... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090161238 - Flexure guide bearing for short stroke stage: A laser processing system in which a laser beam propagates along a beam axis and through a lens for incidence on a work surface of a target specimen mounted on a support. The lens forms a focal region of the laser beam. The support is operatively connected to a multiple-axis... Agent: Young Basile Hanlon Macfarlane & Helmholdt, P.C.

20090161239 - Camera diaphragm and lens positioning system employing a dielectrical polymer actuator: An electroactive polymer actuator (10) is disclosed for use in various applications including camera diaphragms and lenses. The actuator (10) converts electrical energy to mechanical energy and comprises, in one embodiment, at least two flexible electrodes (15, 25); a transparent elastic non-conductive material (20) having a substantially constant thickness, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090161240 - Rotatable camera module: A camera module includes a lens barrel, an image sensor, a holder and a driving member. The lens barrel and the image sensor are received in the holder. At least one magnet is arranged on the outer wall of the holder. The driving member includes a spherical casing, a plurality... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090161241 - Color filter array and method for display thereof: A color filter array suitable for a display panel is provided. The color filter array includes a first pixel, a second pixel, a third pixel and a forth pixel. The first pixel is consisted of a green filter, a blue filter and a transparent filter. The second pixel is consisted... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090153926 - Hologram imaging techniques and holograms: A method of imaging a volume reflection hologram on a surface, said surface bearing said volume reflection hologram and printing, said hologram and said printing being at least partially co-incident, the method comprising: illuminating said surface at a first angle, said first angle being selected such that a first image... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090153927 - Holographic data storage medium and apparatus and method for recording/reproducing holographic data to/from the same: Provided are a holographic data storage medium and an apparatus and method for recording/reproducing holographic data using the same. The holographic data storage medium includes: a substrate; a holographic recording layer disposed on the substrate; and a cover layer covering the holographic recording layer. The holographic recording layer includes: a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090153928 - Engine for video projection/digitiser/digital radar with multiple electromagnetic radiation beams: Engine for video projection/digitiser/digital radar with multiple electromagnetic radiation beams for carrying out the projection or recording in 2D or 3D on any surface or in any volume. The invention relates to an optical digital video projection device for multi beam projection onto any surface or into any volume in... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20090153929 - Apparatus for recording/reproducing holographic information: A holographic information recording and/or reproducing apparatus, including a light source to emit light; a polarization forming optical system to form a polarized signal beam and a polarized reference beam from the light emitted from the light source, wherein the polarized signal beam and the polarized reference beam are incident... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090153930 - Optical scanning device, optical scanning method, and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a laser light source that emits a laser beam; a light deflector that deflects the laser beam; a scan-imaging optical system that focuses the laser beam deflected from the light deflector on a scanning surface to optically scan the scanning surface; a diffractive optical element... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090153931 - Projection system, projection lens module, optical actuator and its driving method: A driving method of an optical actuator is applied to a projection system. The optical actuator includes a carrier, an optical element and an actuator component. The optical element is disposed at the carrier. The actuator component drives the carrier to rotate an angle. The driving method includes the steps... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090153932 - Mems devices and related scanned beam devices: Embodiments relate to a MEMS device including a scanner rotatable about at least one rotation axis, with the scanner having a characteristic resonant frequency. According to one embodiment, the MEMS device includes drive electronics operable to generate a drive signal that causes the scanner to oscillate at an operational frequency... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090153933 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: A disclosed optical scanning device includes a light source unit configured to emit a laser beam; an oscillating mirror configured to deflect the laser beam from the light source unit; a scanning/imaging optical system configured to focus the deflected laser beam on a target surface; and plural light-receiving elements configured... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090153934 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus: A curvature-adjustment device used for an optical scanner that includes an optical beam emission unit to emit an optical beam, a deflection unit to deflect the optical beam in a main scanning direction and a mirror to reflect the optical beam. The curvature-adjustment device corrects a curvature of a main... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090153935 - Actuator: An actuator according to the present invention includes: a base 1; a movable section 7 capable of displacement relative to the base 1; elastic supporting members 13a to 13c for supporting the movable section 7 so as to allow the movable section 7 to make a displacement relative to the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090153936 - Fiber based mems: MEMS can be fabricated from fibers without the use of a matrix material. Devices can be built where fibers are attached only at a substrate edge (e.g. cantilevers, bridges). Motions can be controlled by adjusting the linkage between multiple fibers with weak coupling (e.g. base, tip, in-between). Driving mechanisms include... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

20090153937 - Light quantity control device: A light quantity control device includes: a bottom board having an opening; a first blade and a second blade linearly moving in opposing directions and changing in an opening area of the opening; a supporting blade overlapping the first blade and closing the opening in cooperation with the first blade... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20090153938 - Method for enhanced detection of faint targets in systems employing an external occulter: One embodiment of the present method and apparatus encompasses a method having the steps of: locating a rotateable occulter between a star having at least one planet and a light detector for detecting light from the star and the planet, the rotateable occulter having a central circular obscuration, and a... Agent: Carmen Patti Group , LLC

20090153939 - Color display device: The color display device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a first substrate, a second, substrate, a color reflection layer, and a color conversion layer. The first substrate is divided into a plurality of sub-pixel regions and includes a thin film transistor having a first electrode.... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20090153940 - Quadrature amplitude modulation-modulated retro-reflector: A method for point-to-point communication over an optical channel is provided. An optical beam is received at a first corner cube modulated retro-reflector. Simultaneously, the optical beam is received at a second corner cube modulated retro-reflector. The first and second corner cube modulated retro-reflectors are adjacent to each other, are... Agent: Duke W. Yee

20090153941 - Hinge memory mitigation system and method: Provided are a system and method for reducing failures due to hinge memory. The method, in one embodiment, includes providing a torsional element having an amount of hinge memory, wherein the hinge memory is at least partially created using an average operational temperature. The method, in this embodiment, further includes... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090153946 - Display apparatus and electrophoretic display apparatus: A display apparatus includes a substrate; a display area including a plurality of pixels provided on the substrate; a switching element provided for each of the pixels, the switching element including a first semiconductor layer formed of a first organic semiconductor; and a humidity sensor provided on the substrate and... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090153947 - Electrophoresis display and electronic apparatus: An electrophoresis display includes an element substrate; a counter substrate; an electrophoresis layer sandwiched between the element substrate and the counter substrate; and a driver circuit disposed in an area of the element substrate that is outside a display area. In this electrophoresis display, the counter substrate overlaps the display... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090153945 - Image display device: An image display device comprising: (i) a pair of substrates facing each other; and (ii) particles placed in a gap between the substrates, wherein at least one of the substrates is a resin substrate which is transparent and exhibits a light transmittance of 50% or more at a wavelength of... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090153943 - Image display medium, drive device for image display medium and image display device: An image display medium comprising a pair of substrates, at least one of which is light-transmissive; two or more kinds of particles having different colors and charge polarities, the particles being positioned between the pair of substrates such that the particles can move in response to an electric field generated... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090153942 - Particle display with jet-printed color filters and surface coatings: An improved method of forming a display is described. The method includes the operation of forming a cell in an array of cells. Walls of the cell are used to confine both a color filter and a display material prior to sealing the cell. The method is particularly useful when... Agent: Patent Documentation Center Xerox Corporation

20090153944 - Spd films and light valves incorporating overcoatings which enhance film adhesion to substrates, have good cohesion and protect against electrical short circuits: An electro-optical device, e.g., a suspended particle device (SPD) adapted for controlling the transmission of radiation wherein the device is provided with at least one layer of an overcoating adapted to enhance adhesion on at least a portion of a surface between a film serving as a light modulating element... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20090153948 - Thz wave generation device: [Means for Resolution] In a THz wave generator for generating a THz wave from a THz wave generating element by inputting a plurality of laser beams having different wavelengths to the THz wave generating element, at least one laser beam among the plurality of laser beams is formed into a... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

20090153949 - Optical transmission module and manufacturing method of the same: [Means for Solving the Problems] An optical transmission module includes an optical transmission unit, a carrier to become a base, a semiconductor optical amplification element mounted on the carrier through a first sub-carrier, first and second lenses fixed on the carrier through first and second lens holders, an element supporting... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090153950 - Phase stabilization device for stimulated brillouin scattering phase conjugate mirrors and light amplification apparatus using the same: The object of this invention is to provide a phase stabilization device for stimulated brillouin scattering-phase conjugate mirrors and a light amplification apparatus using the phase stabilization device. A light amplification apparatus of the present invention includes a polarizer (70) for polarizing light beams reflected from a plurality of stimulated... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090153951 - Raman amplifier and raman amplifier adjustment method: A pumping unit supplies pumping light to a fiber connecting medium, a light monitoring unit detects light power of multiple-wavelength light; and a control unit controls the pumping light based on light power detected by the light monitoring unit and connecting medium information indicating optical characteristics in the connecting medium.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090153952 - Optical resonator: An optical resonator includes a master resonator configured to resonate an electromagnetic wave, one structure or a pair of structures adjacent to each other, each of which is arranged at a position that overlaps one of resonance modes of the master resonator, is made up of a material in which... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090153953 - Multi-layer photonic structures having omni-directional reflectivity and coatings incorporating the same: A multi-layer photonic structure may include alternating layers of high index material and low index material having a form [H(LH)N] where, H is a layer of high index material, L is a layer of low index material and N is a number of pairs of layers of high index material... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

20090153954 - Off-axis catadioptric projection optical system for lithography: The present invention is directed to off-axis catadioptric projection optical systems for use in lithography tools for processing modulated light used to form an image on a substrate, such as a semiconductor wafer or flat panel display. In one embodiment the optical system includes an off-axis mirror segment, a fold... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090153956 - Microscope illumination apparatus: A microscope illumination apparatus includes a light source, a collector lens for converting a light ray from the light source into an almost collimated light flux, a field stop provided in the almost collimated light flux from the collector lens, a field lens for converting a light ray from the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090153955 - Scanning microscope: A scanning microscope includes a source of illumination light; a scanner scanning the illumination light in a two-dimensional direction crossing a light axis; a lens irradiating the illumination light to a sample, and collecting return light from the sample; a focusing position adjuster adjusting a focal position in a light... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090153957 - Projection-type display apparatus and display method thereof: A projection-type display apparatus and a display method thereof are disclosed, the projection-type display apparatus including a coated portion which is formed on a surface of a substrate, and which scans a video onto a screen, and a patterned portion which is formed on another surface of the substrate in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090153958 - Display screen for use in front projectors: A screen for use in image presentations comprises an array of transmissive elongated prisms. The screen is capable of delivering incident light, having an incident angle within a specific incident angle range, to the viewing area, while preventing ambient light to be directed to the viewing area.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090153959 - 1d and 2d composite lenticular films and fabrication methods: A composite lenticular film includes a first layer having a first refractive index, and a second layer having a second refractive index less than the first refractive index. The second layer is integrally attached to the first layer. The first layer has at least one row of protruding lenses.... Agent: Evan Law Group LLC

20090153960 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus includes plural image forming devices and an observation optical system that includes at least a first optical system configured to fold in a first section a luminous flux from a first image forming device by using a plurality of reflective surfaces and to guide the luminous... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090153961 - Grid polarizer and method for manufacturing the same: A grid polarizer comprising a first layer composed of a transparent material, a third layer composed of a transparent material, and a second layer laminated between the first layer and the third layer, the second layer having a plurality of layers A extended in an elongated linear state and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090153962 - Head-up display optical film, head-up display, and vehicle: A head-up display optical film includes: a first optical layer configured to convert the polarization plane of incident light by 90 degrees; a second optical layer configured to convert the polarization plane of incident light by 90 degrees; and an intermediate optical layer sandwiched between the first optical layer and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090153963 - Light source switching device adapted for a projection system: A light source switching device for use in a projection system is provided. The light source switching device comprises at least two light guiding devices and at least one phase switching device. The phase switching device is disposed between the two light guiding devices and adapted to be in one... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090153964 - Methods for reducing polarization aberration in optical systems: An optical system includes multiple cubic crystalline optical elements and one or more uniaxial birefringent elements 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 net... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090153965 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: Provided are: a polarizer protective film having excellent optical properties and mechanical strength, with the productivity and reworking property enhanced; a polarizing plate with less defects in an outer appearance, using a polarizer formed of the polarizer protective film and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin; and an image display apparatus of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090153966 - Imaging device and optical device: An imaging device comprising a light transmissive member 18 having light transmissive character, a vibration member 20 causing bending vibration for the light transmissive member, a driving portion 56 for driving the vibration member 20, wherein the driving portion 56 causes bending vibration of the light transmissive member at a... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090153967 - Optical security device offering 2d image: The present invention provides for a diffractive element comprising a diffractive optical microstructure consisting of a modulated structure of a diffractive type which upon illumination by diffused ambient light creates a two-dimensional image to be viewed by an observer upon tilting or rotating the device or by varying lighting direction,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090153968 - Spectral beam combination using broad bandwidth lasers: The present invention provides systems and methods for spectral beam combination by applying a spatial chirp to each of a plurality of input beamlets using a respective plurality of dispersive elements and combining the spatially-chirped beamlets into a single collimated output beam using a dispersive element configured to remove the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090153969 - Image display apparatus: The image display apparatus includes an image-forming element configured to form an original image, a first optical element configured to reflect a light flux from the image-forming element sequentially by plural reflective surfaces to cause the light flux to emerge from the first optical element, and an optical system configured... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090153970 - Laminated lens package and method of fabricating the same: A laminated lens package and a method of fabricating the same are disclosed. The laminated lens package includes a first lens layer including a first lens element formed at one surface thereof through a first mold; a second lens layer including a second lens element formed at one surface thereof... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090153971 - Optical multilayer thin-film filters and methods for manufacturing same: Optical multilayer thin-film filters (OMTFFs) are disclosed. An exemplary filter includes a transparent substrate, a multilayer film (MF) on a surface of the substrate, and a top layer. The MF is of alternatingly laminated layers of a high-refractive-index (HRI) material and a low-refractive-index (LRI) material. The top layer is on... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090153972 - Translucent substrate, process for producing the same, organic led element and process for producing the same: The present invention provides an organic LED element in which the extraction efficiency is improved up to 80% of emitted light. Further, the invention relates to an electrode-attached translucent substrate having a translucent substrate, a scattering layer formed over the glass substrate and containing a base material having a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090153973 - Lens and method for manufacturing the same: An exemplary lens (50) includes a central transparent portion (44) and a peripheral portion (35). The central transparent portion is configured for converging or diverging the light beams transmitted therethrough. The peripheral portion surrounds and extends from the central transparent portion. The peripheral portion is comprised of a shading material.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090153974 - Optical elements with saddle shaped structures for diffusing or shaping light: Optical elements for efficiently diffusing or shaping light have substrates with saddle shaped structures on their surfaces which provide substantially uniform light along a predefined angular range. Each saddle shaped structure defines an aperture of a lens, where the outer boundary of such aperture, when viewed normal to surface, may... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher South Winton Court

20090153975 - High power euv lamp system: A system for providing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation comprises a laser source arranged to produce a laser beam having a focus; and a carrier movable relative to the laser source for carrying a surface material, the surface material when carried by the carrier providing a renewable target edge. The focussed... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090153976 - Wide-angle glasses-free 3-d image display system without ghosting providing real depth and agreement between accommodation and convergence: An image display system provides a viewer with an experience of three-dimensional imagery by presenting a composite image made up of at least two separate images. The system includes at least first and second image sources, a beam combiner, and a “background-image-occluding element” which prevents background imagery from being seen... Agent: Elman Technology Law, P.C.

20090153977 - Light projection apparatus and light-mixing module thereof: A projection apparatus includes a first, a second and a third light sources, a first reflective element, a first and a second dichroic mirrors, a light-homogenizing element, a light valve and a projection lens. The first reflective element is configured to reflect the first light beam, and the first dichroic... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090153978 - Projection lens and projection device using the same: A projection lens and a projection device using the same are provided. The projection device comprises a projection lens and an optical element. The projection lens comprises a first lens group and a second lens group from an image side sequentially. The first lens group has a negative refracting power,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090153979 - Zoom lens and electronic imaging apparatus using the same: where φIMF is the power of the object-side surface of the negative lens element, φIMR is the power of the image-side surface of the negative lens element, φIPF is the power of the object-side surface of the positive lens element, and φIPR is the power of the image-side surface of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090153980 - Macro lens, optical apparatus, and method for manufacturing the macro lens: Providing a compact macro lens having high optical performance over the entire focusing range from infinity to a close distance, an optical apparatus equipped therewith, a method for focusing the macro lens, and a method for vibration reduction of the macro lens. The macro lens includes, in order from an... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090153981 - Device for transferring lens: A device for transferring a lens, including a lens installation member in which at least one lens is installed, a guide member guiding the lens installation member, a driver that transfers the lens installation member and comprises a lead screw, a clip member that comprises a thread part contacting the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090153982 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image consisting of from the object side to the image side: an aperture stop; a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface and a concave image-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090153983 - Imaging lens unit and camera module: An imaging lens unit includes, from an object side, a diaphragm, a first lens, and a second lens placed on an image side of the first lens. The first lens is a positive meniscus lens convex toward the object side, and at least one side of the first lens has... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090153984 - Optical filter and tunable filter: A light from an optical fiber is incident on a dispersive element via an optical circulator and an optical fiber. The dispersive element disperses the incident light toward directions different depending on wavelength to apply the dispersed lights to a lens. The lens focuses the lights at positions different for... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20090153985 - Lens barrel, image pickup device, and lens barrel manufacturing method: A lens barrel includes a fourth lens, a prism, and a sixth lens. The fourth lens receives a light flux incident along a first optical axis. The prism includes a reflecting surface reflecting the light flux passing through the fourth lens to a direction along a second optical axis intersecting... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090153986 - Wide-angle lens and projection device using the same: A wide-angle lens and a projection device using the same are provided. The wide-angle lens from an image side sequentially comprises a first lens group, a second lens group and a third lens group. The third lens group comprises an aperture stop. The first lens group has a negative refracting... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090153987 - Linear motor and camera module having the same: A linear motor and a camera module having the linear motor are provided. The linear motor includes: a piezoelectric substrate generating a vibration mode in a longitudinal direction on the basis of an applied voltage; first and second shafts coupled to both sides of the piezoelectric substrate with the piezoelectric... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090153988 - Mirror: A mirror with no copper layer includes a glass substrate, a silver coating layer provided at a surface of the glass substrate, and at least one paint layer covering the silver coating layer, where the colour of the paint layer adjacent to the silver coating layer is characterised by L*... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090153989 - Optical filter for display device: An optical filter for a display device includes a transparent substrate; an electromagnetic shielding layer in which a high refractive metal oxide layer and a metallic layer are layered, the electromagnetic shielding layer being layered on the transparent substrate; and a grounding conductive film layer for grounding the electromagnetic shielding... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090147330 - Laser processing apparatus: A laser processing apparatus includes a laser source (11), a spatial phase modulator (13) configured to modulate a phase of a laser beam emitted from the laser source, a synthetic data generator (17) configured to generate synthetic data by combining hologram image data representing a pattern image to be processed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090147331 - Near eye display system: A near eye image display system includes an image projector, a beam combiner assembly, and an optical assembly, optically coupled between the image projector and the beam combiner assembly The image projector projects a display image toward an optical pathway, the optical pathway intersecting a viewing axis, the viewing axis... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090147332 - Decoupled holographic film and diffuser: In various embodiments described herein, a display device includes a front illumination device that comprises a light guide disposed forward of an array of display elements, such as an array of interferometric modulators, to distribute light across the array of display elements. The light guide may include a turning film... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090147333 - Hologram medium manufacturing method, master hologram medium manufacturing method, recording medium, and hologram medium manufacturing apparatus: A hologram medium manufacturing method is disclosed. The hologram medium manufacturing method includes: disposing a first pair of master hologram media with a predetermined interval so that the first pair of the master hologram media face each other; forming a master hologram in the master hologram media by irradiating the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090147334 - Multi-color off-axis digital holographic system and the imaging method thereof: A multi-color off-axis digital holographic system and the imaging method thereof are disclosed. The multi-color off-axis digital holographic system comprises: a plurality of light emitting diodes, for provide a red (R) beam, a green (G) beam and a blue (B) beam; an interference object lens module, for receiving the R,... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090147335 - Periodic three dimensional illusion in color: The combination of a truly realistic three dimensional real image in color and a second device to produce a repetitive passage of a solid object through the real image creates the illusion of one solid body passing through another. A simple method of accomplishing this is to mount a clockworks... Agent: Brooke Schumm Iii Daneker, Mcintire, Schumm, Prince, Goldstein Et Al

20090147336 - Optical scanner and color image forming apparatus: An optical scanner is disclosed that has an optical source unit that emits a laser beam; a vibration mirror by which the laser beam from the optical source unit is deflected to scan; a driving circuit that vibrates the vibration mirror based on a driving signal generated from a reference... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090147337 - Method of operating a double-sided scanner: An opening method for a double-sided scanner is provided. A light source of one particular color inside a first group of light sources and a light source of a different color (or the same color) inside a second group of light source are lit to scan the front and back... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20090147338 - Projection system and optical actuator thereof: An optical actuator includes a base, a carrier, a reflecting optical element, a connecting structure and an actuating component. The reflecting optical element is disposed at a first side of the carrier. The connecting structure has a first connecting portion located at the central region thereof and two second connecting... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090147339 - Structural color display: Disclosed is a structural color display including: (a) a pattern forming member which forms a plurality of cells each lined up in two dimension; and (b) a light transmissive image display sheet comprising a color showing layer which shows a structural color, the light transmissive image display sheet being faced... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090147340 - Lens shutter and aperture control devices: The present invention provides optical systems, devices and methods which utilize one or more electroactive polymer actuators to provide shutter and/or aperture control.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090147341 - Coherence length controller: Techniques for producing higher fidelity interferometer measurements by reducing sensitivity to spurious sources include reducing the coherence length of an electromagnetic beam. In addition, multiple surfaces within an optical system may be measured by electronically tuning the position of a coherence plane along the optical paths of an interferometer. A... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC

20090147342 - Transformation-optical design of reconfigurable optical devices: The design method for complex electromagnetic materials is expanded from form-invariant coordinate transformations of Maxwell's equations to finite embedded coordinate transformations. Embedded transformations allow the transfer of electromagnetic field manipulations from the transformation-optical medium to another medium, thereby allowing the design of structures that are not exclusively invisible. A topological... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090147343 - Mems devices requiring no mechanical support: MEMS devices such as interferometric modulators are described having movable layers that are mechanically isolated. The movable layers are electrically attractable such that they can be selectively moved between a top and bottom electrode through application of a voltage. In interferometric modulators, the movable layers are reflective such that an... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090147344 - Integrated high efficiency multi-stage acousto-optic modulator: An acousto-optic modulator for a Q-switch (300) for a laser includes a monolithic acousto-optic (a-o) medium (311), a series of at least two acoustic transducers (321, 322), bonded spaced apart on the a-o medium, which emit first and second columnar acoustic beams (331, 332). These interact sequentially with an incident... Agent: Patents On Demand - G&h

20090147346 - Method and system to automatically correct projected image defects: An apparatus is provided that includes a light source, an array of light-reflecting devices, and a processor for positioning the light-reflecting devices so as to display an image on the display screen. Each of the light-reflecting devices selectively reflects the light from the light source onto a corresponding pixel of... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20090147345 - Pattern generator: The present invention relates to an apparatus for creating a pattern on a workpiece sensitive to radiation, such as a photomask a display panel or a microoptical device. The apparatus may include a source for emitting light flashes, a spatial modulator having modulating elements (pixels), adapted to being illuminated by... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090147348 - Electrophoretic display medium: An electrophoretic display medium includes a pair of substrates facing each other, a pair of electrodes mounted on the substrates, a display liquid, and charged particles. The display liquid is enclosed between the substrates with a spacer therebetween, and the display liquid is a dispersion medium that includes a non-polar... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090147347 - Structural color display: Disclosed is a structural color display including: (a) a pattern forming member which forms a plurality of cells each lined up in two dimension; and (b) a light transmissive image display sheet comprising a color showing layer which shows a structural color, the light transmissive image display sheet being laminated... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090147349 - Laser module: A laser module including a light emitter, a polarizing and filtering unit, a nonlinear optical crystal, and a first filter is provided. The light emitter emits a first beam. The polarizing and filtering unit is disposed on a transmission path of the first beam. A part of the first beam... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090147350 - Amplified spontaneous emission reflector-based gain-clamped fiber amplifier: Provided is an all-optical gain-clamped fiber amplifier, comprising transmission and isolation means for periodically transmitting an optical signal or reflecting amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) back to a gain medium. The transmission and isolation means can be embodied by an optical interleaver or a number of optical fiber Bragg gratings. Accordingly,... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090147351 - Cassette for optical fiber amplifier, optical fiber amplifier and light source device: Grooves (22, 23) for containing an optical fiber and five recesses (24) for containing the optical components for an optical fiber amplifier are provided in the surface of a substrate (21). An optical fiber fitted in a groove (23a) for containing the optical fiber and introduced to the substrate (21)... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090147352 - Electro-absorption modulator with broad optical bandwidth: A method of modulating an optical signal passing through a waveguide structure with a plurality of sections including electrically biasing one or more of the sections with a bias voltage to achieve a predetermined level of chirp, modulation depth, or insertion loss. Preferably, two or more sections are biased with... Agent: Momkus Mccluskey, LLC

20090147353 - Surface emission apparatus, light guide, and method of manufacturing light guide: A surface emission apparatus includes a first light source for emitting invisible light rays; a second light source for emitting visible light rays; a light guide having a light entrance surface for entering therethrough into the light guide the invisible light rays emitted from the first light source and the... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090147354 - Projection device for patterned illumination and microscopy: A projection and detector device that attaches externally to the photo-port of a conventional widefield microscope. The device includes a light source interface for receiving of illumination from a light source, the illumination defining an illumination path. A pattern mask is located within the illumination path for projecting one or... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090147355 - Microscope calibration apparatus and method and stage including calibration apparatus: A stage for supporting a specimen slide and for calibrating a microscope includes a base and a calibration component integral with the base. The calibration component includes at least one calibration element for positional calibration and at least one calibration element for optical calibration. Calibration of the microscope can be... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20090147356 - Microscope system: A movable part to which a specimen or optical component is fixed is effectively damped in a short period of time at low cost, while saving space and energy and avoiding heat generation, thus allowing high-precision observation of a specimen to be carried out quickly after stopping at a certain... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090147357 - Apparatus capable of displaying dynamic images: An apparatus comprises a substrate, a striped pattern and a lenticular sheet. The substrate has a flat surface to which the striped pattern is applied. The lenticular sheet is arranged to be parallelly movable with respect to the striped pattern which is on the flat surface of the substrate. The... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090147358 - Interocular adjustment alignment check device: A viewing device containing one or more display screens and adjustment means to allow the device to be adjusted to suit a user's interocular distance, wherein alignment means are provided to check the alignment of the device with the wearer's eyes.... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C

20090147359 - Method for manufacturing polarizing film, polarizing film obtained by the method, and image display apparatus using the polarizing film: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a polarizing film, by which, even when a wide raw film is used, it is possible to obtain a polarizing film that achieves excellent optical characteristics as well as uniformity in in-plane optical characteristics. The method includes the steps of dyeing a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090147360 - Window with resistance heating element: An electrically heated window intended to be fitted with an imaging device which views an object through a viewing area of the window. A resistance heating element comprises at least one electrically conductive wire extending across the viewing area a plurality of times along a plurality of arc-shaped path.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20090147361 - Microreplicated films having diffractive features on macro-scale features: An optical film having a substrate and microreplicated features on a major surface of the substrate. The features include microreplicated macro-scale features and one or more microreplicated diffractive features on the macro-scale features. The films can be made from work pieces machined with tool tips having diffractive features. The tool... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090147362 - Image display apparatus: The image display apparatus includes an image-forming element, an optical system guiding light from the image-forming element to an exit pupil, and a diffractive optical element disposed between the image-forming element and the optical system or between the optical system and the exit pupil. The diffractive optical element includes plural... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090147363 - Composite optical element: A composite optical element (1) includes first, second and third optical components (10, 20, 30). The first optical component (10) has a lens surface (13). The second optical component (20) is coupled to the first optical component (10) at the lens surface (13) and has a lens surface (22) at... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090147364 - Exposure mirror and exposure apparatus having same: An exposure mirror includes a substrate and an effective region for EUV light including an aperiodic multilayer film formed on the substrate. The exposure mirror is provided with a first evaluation region composed of a periodic multilayer film formed in a region different from the effective region on the substrate.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090147365 - Coating solution for forming light diffusion layer, and light diffusion plate:

20090147366 - Winged eyecup for optical devices: An adjustable winged eyecup allows the user to apply it to many makes and models of existing and new optics. The winged eye cup is essential for eliminating light and elements while using an optical device such as a binocular or monocular. The winged eyecup can also provide a constant... Agent: Mark Farr

20090147367 - Micro-lens enhanced element: Micro-lens enhanced elements methods and apparatii for forming the same are provided. The micro-lens enhanced elements include a substrate having a first surface and a plurality of image elements printed on the first surface such that image elements having image information from one image are interlaced with image elements having... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090147368 - Method for manufacturing wafer scale lens assembly and wafer scale lens assembly manufactured by the same: A method for manufacturing a wafer scale lens assembly, and a wafer scale lens assembly manufactured by the same are disclosed. The method includes forming a plurality of transmissive regions and a plurality of non-transmissive regions on an object-side surface or an image-side surface of each of first and second... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090147369 - Beam splitter for a laser marking device: A laser marking device (1) includes a laser light source (24) that emits a laser beam, and a beam splitter (230) receiving the laser beam and allowing a part of the laser beam to be reflected thereat and a remaining part of the laser beam to be transmitted therethorogh. The... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090147370 - Nanoparticle and nanocomposite films: The use of an aerosol transport operation for producing a nanoparticle film or a nanocomposite film on a substrate, wherein the substrate is heated.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090147373 - Dynamic focus optical probes: In one embodiment, an optical probe includes a housing, and an optical system provided within the housing, the optical system having a dynamically adjustable focal length such that the optical system can be focused at different points spaced a variety of distances from the housing while the probe is in... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090147372 - Liquid lens group: A liquid lens group includes two liquid lens portions and a light-pervious separator. The light pervious separator includes a first contact surface and an opposite second contact surface, which are in contact with the two liquid lens portions respectively. The liquid lens group has a wide focus range and highly... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090147371 - Optical lens and manufacturing method thereof: A liquid optical lens which changes a focus due to a change in a shape of a translucent elastic membrane according to a change in a fluid pressure of a lens chamber and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The liquid optical lens forms a dampproof coating membrane on the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090147374 - Rear focusing zoom lens: Rear focusing zoom lens capable of attaining the desired brightness as much as 1.8 in F-number with the zooming ratio of 11× or above, reducing distortion aberration for the photoshooting at the wide-angle end, compensating for axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration at the telephoto end, minimizing a diameter of... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090147375 - Zoom lens, imaging apparatus, and personal data assistant: where T23w is an interval between the second optical system and the third optical system at the short focus end, Y′ is a maximum image height of the zoom lens, ft is a focal length of the zoom lens at the long focus end, and fw is a focal length... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090147376 - Zoom lens system, optical device with zoom lens system, and method of manufacturing zoom lens system: A zoom lens system comprises, in order from an object, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, and a third lens group having a positive refractive power. The first lens group has a first-a partial lens group and a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090147377 - Optical lens displacement systems: The present invention provides optical systems, devices and methods which utilize one or more electroactive polymer actuators to adjust an optical parameter of the optical device or system.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20090147378 - Optical system and method for multi-range and dual-range imaging: An imaging system is presented for use in multi-range imaging of an object scene by incoherent light. The imaging system comprises aligned a phase mask section, a single focus lens section, and a pixel detector array (PDA). The phase mask section has a generally non-diffractive, narrowly bounded, phase variation corresponding... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090147379 - Microlenses with patterned holes to produce a desired focus location: A method, apparatus and system providing a microlens having a substantially flat upper surface and having a plurality of holes arranged in a pattern in a microlens material which produces a focal point at a desired location.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090147380 - Optical system and optical apparatus including the same: An optical system in which a maximum value of a height from an optical axis of a paraxial marginal ray closer to an expanded side than a point of intersection between an optical axis and a paraxial chief ray, includes a lens unit Lr including at least one refractive optical... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090147382 - Device and method for assembling lens into lens barrel: A device for assembling a lens into a lens barrel is provided. The device includes a pressing rod and a sensing module positioned above the pressing rod. The pressing rod includes a first end and a second end opposite to the first end. The first end defines a first surface... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090147381 - Lens module and camera module using same: A lens module includes a barrel and at least one lens. The barrel includes a cover with a hole defined therein and a hollow cylinder extending from the cover. The barrel comprises a cover with a hole defined therein and a hollow cylinder extending from the cover, and the cover... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090147383 - Lens apparatus: Provided is a lens apparatus for driving an optical member based on a demand signal from a demand device, including: a connector for receiving the demand signal from the demand device by wire; a wireless receiver for wirelessly receiving the demand signal from the demand device; and an identifying section... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090147384 - Lens module and camera module having same: An exemplary lens module includes a barrel, a lens received in the barrel, a movable coil unit, and a magnet. The movable coil unit includes a first coil and a plurality of resilient elements. The first coil is wound around a peripheral sidewall of the lens in a first winding... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090147385 - Prism sheet and method for making the same: An exemplary prism sheet includes a transparent main body. The transparent main body has a surface. A plurality of elongated protrusions protrude from the surface of the main body. Each of the elongated protrusions extends along a first direction. A width and a height of one or more elongated protrusions... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090147386 - Temperature-regulating devices for reflective optical elements: Thermal-transfer devices (e.g., cooling devices) are disclosed for optical elements. An exemplary device includes a thermally conductive substrate having a surface. At least one mounting element extends from the surface to a reverse face of the optical element. The mounting element positions the optical element relative to the substrate with... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090147387 - Asymmetric sectioned convex mirrors: Asymmetric sectioned mirrors are presented. The mirrors include, for example, constant radius of curvature sections that are selected to increase the sizes and improve the definitions of images, for example images of children milling, walking and/or standing about either the front or alongside regions of a school bus. The mirrors... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20090147388 - Vehicle exterior rear-view mirror: The invention relates to a vehicle exterior rear-view mirror including a casing or chassis with a neck to which an adaptor is mated. The adaptor has an abutment surface adapted to abut against a support sheet element associated to an outer panel of the vehicle. The support sheet element has... Agent: Ratnerprestia

06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090141323 - Hologram recording medium, hologram recording apparatus and method, and computer program: A hologram recording apparatus (300) is provided with: a recording device (100) for recording record information into a hologram recording medium (1); a measuring device (325) for measuring a time elapsed from when the recording of the record information is stopped to when the recording of the record information is... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090141324 - Image display device: An image display device includes an image forming device, collimating optical system, and optical device, with the optical device including a light guide plate, first diffraction grating member and second diffraction grating member which are made up of a volume hologram diffraction grating, and with central light emitted from the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090141325 - Hologram device and recording method: A hologram apparatus capable of recording and reproduction of a recording medium with stability. The hologram apparatus includes: a suspension unit for holding a recording medium in a freely mountable fashion, the recording medium storing an optical interference pattern inside as a diffraction grating; a reference light optical system for... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090141326 - Image-forming device with scanner unit: An image-forming device includes: a housing; an endless belt; a plurality of process units; and a plurality of scanner units. Each scanner unit and each process unit are inclined obliquely to a vertical direction. At least a part of each process unit is inserted into and removed from the housing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090141327 - System and method for dynamic display system illumination: A system and method for increasing display brightness in laser illuminated display systems. An illumination source comprises a light source to produce colored light and a scanning optics unit optically coupled to the light source. The scanning optics unit scans the colored light along a direction orthogonal to a light... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090141328 - Optical system, image forming apparatus, and control method thereof: An image forming apparatus performs multi-color image formation using a plurality of scanning type optical devices which deflect and scan an optical beam using a rotating polygonal mirror. The image forming apparatus includes, for example, a detecting unit that detects a phase of rotating speed unevenness of rotating polygonal mirrors... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090141329 - Barcode scanning device and method for producing high density scanning pattern by the same: Barcode scanning device (3) includes a rotatable polygon mirror (27) and a first fixed reflection mirror (33). The polygon mirror (27) comprises a first reflection surfaces (c), (e) and a second reflection surfaces (a), (b), (d), (f). The first reflection surfaces (c), (e) reflect laser light and thus emitting first... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090141330 - Electro-optical display device and electronic device: An electro-optical display device comprises: an active matrix unit including a substrate having one surface and the other surface and a plurality of switching elements provided on the one surface of the substrate; a shutter unit provided on the active matrix unit, and a first microlens array provided on the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090141331 - Information display system for a vehicle: An interior rearview mirror assembly for vehicles includes a mirror case having a reflective element and a carrier positioned in the mirror case. The mirror case is adapted to mount to a vehicle. The reflective element includes a substrate, with a reflective coating on one side of the substrate, and... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090141332 - Electrooptical apparatus, electronic device, and apparatus and method for detecting outside light: An electrooptical apparatus includes a display unit that emits display light, a light emission stopping unit that stops emission of the display light in the display unit, a light receiving unit that receives outside light around the display unit while emission of the display light is stopped, an accumulating unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090141333 - Light modulation device: A light modulation device capable of stabilizing a phase set in phase modulation processing and improving optical communication quality. A phase modulator is provided for each of plural branched input lights and performs phase modulation of the input light. A phase shifter is provided at the upstream or downstream of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090141335 - Display device: Display device is based on layer break up or layer displacement having at least two different states, in which one of the fluids, e.g., oil in a first state, adjoins at least a first support plate and, in the second state, the other fluid at least partly adjoins the first... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090141334 - Electronic device housing having tunable metallic appearance: An electronic device (110, 210) includes a housing (120) encasing a component (112, 114). The housing (120) includes a region (300, 600, 800, 1000) contiguous to the component (112, 114), the region (300, 600, 800, 1000) configured to selectively switch between a metallic appearance to transparent to reveal the component... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (mot)

20090141336 - Projection display devices employing frustrated total internal reflection: An image forming device for use in an optical projection device includes an optical interface and an array of movable elements selectively movable toward or away from the optical interface to selectively locally frustrate total internal reflection at the optical interface such that light totally internally reflected at the optical... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP

20090141338 - Toner compositions for dry-powder electrophoretic displays: Toner particles and a dry-powder electrophoretic display employing such particles are disclosed herein. The toner particles adapted for a dry-powder electrophoretic display comprise emulsion/aggregation particles having a negative charge. At least a portion of the toner particles include a surface coating, comprising a methacrylate polymer, disposed on the surface of... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Parc

20090141337 - White particles for image display device: Disclosed are white particles for an image display device which includes: (i) a pair of substrates facing each other, provided that at least one of the substrates is transparent; and (ii) the white particles enclosed in a gap between the substrates, with which an image is displayed through migration of... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090141339 - Optical modulator, optical modulator module and scanning display apparatus including the same: Disclosed are an optical modulator and an optical modulator module that can reduce a laser speckle. The optical modulator module can include an optical modulator, modulating an incident beam of light incident according to a driving signal and outputting the modulated beam of light; and a light transmissive substrate, placed... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090141340 - Fiber optical parametric oscillator with high power and bandwidth: The present invention provides methods, systems, and apparatus of improved fiber-based optical parametric oscillators (FOPOs). These oscillators can be used in the creation of short pulsed laser radiation, which are useful in numerous applications, such as characterization of materials and molecules. A relationship between fiber length and performance is realized,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090141341 - Static phase mask for high-order spectral phase control in a hybrid chirped pulse amplifier system: A chirped pulse amplification (CPA) system comprises an optical pulse stretcher and an optical pulse compressor that are mismatched in that the optical pulse compressor includes a bulk optical grating while the optical pulse stretcher does not. High order dispersion compensation is provided by an optical phase mask disposed within... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090141342 - Multi-layer mirror for radiation in the soft x-ray and xuv wavelength range: Multi-layer mirror for radiation with a wavelength in the wavelength range between 0.1 nm and 30 nm, comprising a stack of thin films substantially comprising scattering particles which scatter the radiation, which thin films are separated by separating layers with a thickness in the order of magnitude of the wavelength... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP

20090141343 - Spectral filter with dye-impregnated resonant nano-spheres: Embodiments of spectral filters with dye-impregnated nano-spheres are described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed. In some embodiments, a spectral filter comprises a host material that includes a plurality of nano-particles embedded within. The particles include a dye having an absorption band of wavelengths and have a size... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc. Attention: Susan M. Donahue

20090141344 - High-resolution optical imaging systems: High-resolution imaging systems are provided. In one embodiment, an imaging system based on a Cassegrain or Schmidt-Cassegrain objective, with coaxial primary and secondary mirrors, is provided with a microdisplacement mechanism acting on the secondary mirror to displace the image on a focusing array. In another embodiment, two co-axial Cassegrain-type objectives... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20090141345 - Microscope stage and microscope observing unit: A microscope stage capable of always heating the entire culture vessel even when the culture vessel is moved in two-dimensional directions, and allowing an object lens and a condenser even in a high-power microscope to approach an object of observation such as a cell until they come into focus. A... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090141346 - Telescope with variable magnification: A description is given of a telescopic sight with variable magnification, comprising a fixed objective and first image plane assigned thereto, a variable system with second image plane assigned thereto, and a fixed eyepiece for viewing the second image plane and that has a stop in the vicinity of the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090141347 - Apparatus and method for using voice coils as screen motion sensors: In one embodiment, a display device includes a movably suspended diffuser screen, and a voice-coil mechanism coupled to the diffuser screen. A signal-processing device, such as a microprocessor, is coupled to a driver circuit to produce a drive signal at an output terminal for the voice coil in response to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090141348 - Reflex-type screen, screen apparatus, and sheet-like article: The present invention provides a reflex-type screen which is wound up by a winding shaft to be retracted and is unwound from the winding shaft in use. The reflex-type screen comprises a reflection layer which reflects an incident light, a transparent surface protective layer provided on a first surface of... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090141349 - Apparatus for observing combustion conditions in a gas turbine engine: A fuel injector for a gas turbine combustor is disclosed which includes a feed arm having a flange for mounting the injector within the combustor and a fuel nozzle depending from the feed arm for injecting fuel into the combustor for combustion. An optical sensor array is operatively associated with... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090141352 - Liquid optics image stabilization: A lens system suitable for use with a camera is disclosed. The lens system employs liquid optics to provide stabilization of an image. A pair of liquid lens cells provides stabilization of the image. A second pair of liquid lens cells may provide stabilization in another direction. The two pairs... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090141350 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprising a plurality of lens units each composed of at least one lens element, wherein an interval between at least any two lens units among the lens units is changed so that an optical image of an object is formed with a continuously variable magnification, a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090141351 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprising a plurality of lens units each composed of at least one lens element, wherein an interval between at least any two lens units among the lens units is changed so that an optical image of an object is formed with a continuously variable magnification, a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090141353 - Image display body and image formation method: An image display body in which a decorative effect is obtained more effectively by an optical diffraction structure. In an image display body, an optical diffraction structure portion constituted by the optical diffraction structure in a halftone dot state is provided in a colored region on a base material. In... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090141354 - Diffractive optical element and optical system including the same: A diffractive optical element includes at least one element portion including a base, a diffraction grating, a substrate, and an intermediate layer. The base and the diffraction grating are disposed above the substrate through the intermediate layer, and are formed of a same material. An extinction coefficient for the d-line... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090141355 - Security device, reflective layer therefor, and associated method: The present invention relates to a security device for resisting counterfeiting and verifying the authenticity of an article and, more particularly, to a nanoparticle containing coating composition applied thereon to produce a reflective layer for use with diffractive security devices.... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott

20090141356 - Optical element, and light source unit and exposure apparatus having the same: An optical element includes plural multilayer mirrors, wherein the multilayer mirrors are renewable.... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090141357 - Plastic lens comprising multilayer antireflective film and method for manufacturing same: The present invention relates to a plastic lens comprising a multilayer antireflective film and to a method for manufacturing the same. The plastic lens has a multilayer antireflective film present on the surface of a plastic lens substrate, either directly or through another layer. The multilayer antireflective film comprises a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090141358 - Dense homogeneous fluoride films for duv elements and method of preparing same: The invention is directed to optical elements that are coated with dense homogeneous fluoride films and to a method of making such coated elements. The coatings materials are a high (“H”) refractive index fluoride material and a low (“L”) refractive index material that are co-evaporated to form a coating layer... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090141359 - Plastic film with a multilayered interference coating: A polymer film with an optical interference system. The optical interference system comprises at least two layers of different refractive index, which layers comprise nanoscale inorganic particles having organic surface groups that are polymerizable and/or polycondensable. The layers are at least partially crosslinked through the organic surface groups.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090141360 - Prism unit and a projection image display apparatus: A prism unit includes a prism having at least one optical surface in its inside, and a prism base disposing the prism, the prism base including at least three seating surfaces that are attached to a surface orthogonal to the optical surface of the prism, a seating surface bonded part... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20090141361 - Imaging apparatus and method for manufacturing microlens array: An imaging device (3) including a plurality of pixels (3a) having a photoelectric conversion function, and a microlens array (1) including a plurality of microlenses (1a) that form subject images on these plurality of pixels (3a) and are arranged in a matrix are disposed so as to face each other.... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090141362 - Erecting equal-magnification lens array plate: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a stack of a plurality lens array plates built such that pairs of corresponding lenses form a coaxial lens system, where each lens array plate is formed with a plurality of convex lenses on both surfaces of the plate. The plate receives light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090141363 - Head up display device: An external mounting type head up display device for a vehicle, which can be mounted irrespective of kind of vehicle, is disclosed. The head up display device includes a display unit to convert a signal into an image and output the image, an optical element decentered with respect to an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090141364 - Imaging lens system and capsule endoscope:

20090141365 - Liquid optics with folds lens and imaging apparatus: A high performance zoom lens system suitable for use with a camera is disclosed. The zoom lens systems employs redirection of the radiation axis, 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... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090141366 - Optical element and imaging apparatus: An optical element is disclosed. The optical element may include a container having a holding chamber, a polar or conductive first liquid filled in the holding chamber, a second liquid filled in the holding chamber and not mixing with the first liquid, first and second electrodes for applying an electric... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090141367 - Zooming system and method: A zooming system includes a selecting unit, a detection unit, a calculating unit, a controlling unit, and a zooming unit. The selecting unit is configured for selecting a zoom mode based on the presence of faces in a pre-image. The detection unit is configured for detecting facial areas in the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090141368 - Image forming optical system: z

20090141369 - Single prism aberration compensation: System and method for utilizing two prisms spatially separated is provided. The two prisms spatially separated allows the two prisms typically found in a TIR optical relay system to be spatially separated. In an embodiment, one or more optical relay lenses are interposed between the two prisms. The prism positioned... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090141370 - Projection optical system and image display apparatus: A disclosed projection optical system for projecting and forming an enlarged image of an image displayed in a planar manner as an object includes: a lens system including, from an object side, at least a lens group providing telecentricity to an object space side, a lens group controlling divergence of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090141371 - Collimated optical system with clip ring eccentric locking mechanism: An optical system includes a lens cell having a generally cylindrical lens cell body. The lens cell body has a lens cell central longitudinal axis and a lens cell optical axis eccentrically offset from the lens cell central longitudinal axis. A sleeve includes a generally cylindrical sleeve body having an... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090141372 - Piezoelectric movement of a lens: The invention relates to an apparatus, comprising a lens and a piezoelectric element. The piezoelectric element is configured to bend in response to a voltage applied thereto. The lens and the piezoelectric element are arranged so that the bending causes at least a portion of the lens to move in... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090141373 - Lens module: A lens module includes a base to be fixed, a second elastic sheet fixed in the base, a lens sleeve sliding according to the base, a limiting member installed on the lens sleeve, a first elastic sheet, and an upper cover. The lens module includes a covering board with a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090141375 - Lens module and camera module having same: A lens module includes a lens barrel, a first lens, a number of elastic members, first and magnetic field generators, and a holder threadedly engaged with the lens barrel. The first lens is attached within the lens barrel by the elastic members. The first magnetic field generators are arranged on... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090141374 - Lens unit: A lens unit, despite its having a lens driving device that drives a lens and an optical path control device that controls an optical path, providing stable lens drive and reduction in size. The lens unit (1) includes a lens holder (4) for holding the lens (3); the lens driving... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090141376 - Surface plasmon resonance compatible carbon thin films: SPR-compatible substrates for high density microarray fabrication and analyses are provided. Novel carbon-on-metal thin film substrate architecture permits the integration of surface plasmon resonance detection with photolithographically fabricated biomolecule arrays for the analysis of biomolecular interactions. The utility of the technology is shown in the analysis of specific DNA-DNA, DNA-RNA... Agent: Warf/bhgl

20090141377 - Side mirror of motorcycle and motorcycle therewith: A side mirror includes a mount seat mounted to a front cowl that covers a portion of the front of a vehicle body, a mirror stay supported on the mount seat with a basal end thereof supported in a turnable manner, and a mirror provided at a tip end of... Agent: Watchstone P+d, PLLC

20090141378 - Optical element and optical apparatus: An optical element includes a substrate, a magnetostrictive film arranged on the substrate, a film thickness of the magnetostrictive film varying in accordance with intensity of a magnetic field, and a reflection film arranged on the magnetostrictive film and reflects light. An optical apparatus includes a stage including a holder... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090141379 - Multiview and multiangle image reconstruction device: An image reconstruction device includes a housing which is opened at an upper end thereof, a support plate which is arranged adjacent to a lower end of the housing, a plurality of partition walls which divide an area on the support plate into parts, rotation plates which are installed on... Agent: Patent Law Group LLP

20090141380 - Device for absorption of a laser beam and device for attenuating a laser beam: An apparatus for absorbing a laser beam has an absorption surface on which the laser beam is incident and which absorbs the beam at least partially. The apparatus also has a cooling device for cooling the absorption surface and an optical device, such as in the form of a cylindrical... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090141381 - Color filter substrate and display device: A color filter substrate and a display device are each capable of reducing color separation of a straight line displayed with a mixed color and particularly color separation of a straight white line displayed with a mixed color on a black background. The color filter substrate is a color filter... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

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