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Optical: systems and elements July category listing 07/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090190195 - Method of digitally processing optical waves and an integrated planar optical device based on digital planar holography: An integrated planar optical device having a holographic pattern based on digital planar holography [incomplete sentence]. The device consists of a semiconductor substrate that supports a plurality of planar optical elements and a lower cladding layer. The lower cladding layer supports a light-propagating and distributing layer, embedded into which is... Agent: Vladimir Yankov Nano-optic Devices, LLC
20090190196 - Passive all optical polarization switch and logic devices utilizing the same: A passive all optical polarization switch and apparatus and methods for implementing logical operations using the switch is provided. The switch converts a first polarized beam having a polarization angle equals to or nearly equals to ±45 degrees into a beam equal to or nearly equal to the vertical component... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090190197 - Device control method and apparatus: A method of controlling an element of an array of individually controllable elements. The method includes varying a frequency of a driving voltage with which the element is driven.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090190199 - Electro-optical device, electronic apparatus, and driving method: An electro-optical device includes a controller, a reference current source, a correction current source, a combining unit, and an electro-optical element. The controller generates a reference current control signal defining a first period during which a reference current is output, and a correction current control signal defining a second period... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090190198 - Film filter and flat panel display having the same: The present embodiments relate to a film filter and a flat panel display having the same capable of improving visibility and bright room contrast ratio. The film filter of the present embodiments comprises: first and second electrode layers disposed to be opposed to each other; a support layer having a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090190200 - Optical device and optical system: There is provided an optical device including a plurality of polarizers that are arranged along a propagation direction of incident light, where the plurality of polarizers have transmission axes of substantially the same direction, a phaser that is provided between the plurality of polarizers, where the phaser has a retarded-phase... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090190201 - Micromirror device: A micromirror device includes a first member, a second member, joining members joining the first and second members, and a spacer placed between the first and second members. The spacer includes a first surface in surface contact with the first member, a second surface parallel to the first surface and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090190202 - Mems micromirror devices with anti-reflective structures: Diffractive patterns are disposed on a MEMS substrate in the gaps between the MEMS micromirrors to reduce backreflection of light leaking through the gaps and reflected by the MEMS substrate. The diffractive patterns are silicon surface-relief diffraction gratings or silicon oxide gratings on silicon substrate. Sub-wavelength gratings are used to... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean
20090190203 - Programmable light beam shape altering device using programmable micromirrors: A digital micromirror device (“DMD”) is used to alter the shape of light that is projected onto a stage. The DMD selectively reflects some light, thereby shaping the light that is projected onto the stage. The control for the alteration is controlled by an image. That image can be processed,... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc
20090190205 - Raman amplifying device and control method: A light amplifying device including a Raman amplifier to Raman-amplify a signal light by inputting excitation lights of a plurality of wavelengths to a transmission path through which the signal light propagates, a plurality of measuring units measuring powers of light output from the Raman amplifier in a plurality of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090190206 - Raman amplifying device and control method: A light amplifying device including a Raman amplifier to Raman-amplify a signal light by inputting excitation lights of a plurality of wavelengths to a transmission path through which the signal light propagates, a plurality of measuring units measuring powers of light output from the Raman amplifier in a plurality of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090190204 - Wavelength division multiplexing optical transmission system utilizing distributed raman amplification: The WDM optical transmission system using distributed Raman amplification, before starting operation of main signal light, transfers a plurality of lights having different wavelengths to that of the main signal light (for example Raman amplification pump lights or the like) between first and second optical transmission devices connected to opposite... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090190207 - Optical signal processing apparatus, optical receiving apparatus, and optical relay apparatus: An optical signal processing apparatus includes an input unit to which signal light is input; a wave coupling unit that couples the signal light from the input unit and pump light having a waveform different from that of the signal light; a first nonlinear optical medium that transmits light coupled... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090190208 - Catadioptric projection objective: A catadioptric projection objective for imaging a pattern provided in an object plane of the projection objective onto an image plane of the projection objective has a first, refractive objective part for imaging the pattern provided in the object plane into a first intermediate image; a second objective part including... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090190209 - Surgical microscope system: The surgical microscope system includes a first binocular microscope and a first display device. The first binocular microscope includes an objective lens, a first right ocular lens which provides a first image based on a light flux transmitted through the objective lens, and a first left ocular lens which provides... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090190210 - Polarization preserving front projection sceen: Polarization preserving front projection screens and diffusers provide optimum polarization preservation for stereoscopic 3D viewing, as well as improved light control for enhanced brightness, uniformity, and contrast for both 2D and 3D systems. Generally, the disclosed screens direct light from a projector toward viewers within a diffusion locus, while maintaining... Agent: Real D - Patent Department
20090190211 - Optical diffusing sheet, optical deflecting sheet, and transmission type screen: An optical diffusing sheet is provided, which prevents deterioration in image quality which might result from warping of the sheets due to environmental changes, and is capable of, even if a substrate is broken by an accident, preventing scattering of pieces of the broken substrate. An optical diffusing sheet is... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090190212 - Retractable frame of projection screen: The present invention relates to a retractable frame of projection screen comprises, a receiving case; a cylinder; a supporting arm; a main retractable arm; and an upper support; when folding, the upper support is downwardly pressed, then the cylinder retractable arm is forced to inwardly retract by the cylinder and... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC
20090190213 - Three-dimensional image display apparatus and manufacturing method thereof: The exit surface of an image display section 130 and the entrance surface of a retarder 180 are adhered to each other by using an adhesion layer 300. Additionally, the left and right edges of the image display section 130 are adhered to the left and right edges of the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090190214 - Polarizing photorefractive glass: The invention is directed to a glass composition and articles made from the composition that are both polarizing and photorefractive. The glass has a composition consisting essentially of, in weight percent (“wt. %”) of 70-73 SiO2, 13-17% B2O3, 8-10% Na2O, 2-4% Al2O3, 0.005-0.1% CuO, <0.4% Cl, 0.1-0.5% Ag, 0.1-0.3% Br.... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090190215 - Polarizing photorefractive glass: The invention is directed to a glass composition and articles made from the composition that are both polarizing and photorefractive. The glass has, for example, a composition consisting essentially of, in weight percent (“wt. %”) of 70-73 SiO2, 13-17% B2O3, 8-10% Na2O, 2-4% Al2O3, 0.005-0.1% CuO, <0.4% Cl, 0.1-0.5% Ag,... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090190216 - Polarizing photorefractive glass: The invention is directed to a glass composition and articles made from the composition that are both polarizing and photorefractive. The glass has, for example, a composition consisting essentially of, in weight percent (“wt. %”) of 70-73 SiO2, 13-17% B2O3, 8-10% Na2O, 2-4% Al2O3, 0.005-0.1% CuO, <0.4% Cl, 0.1-0.5% Ag,... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090190217 - Combined retardation optical device: A combined retardation optical device includes a first retardation optical plate and a second retardation optical plate. The second retardation optical plate contains a flat portion and a multi-step portion. This multi-step portion has several step-like flat surfaces with predetermined heights. The flat portion contacts with the first retardation optical... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090190218 - High power and high brightness diode-laser array for material processing applications: Arrangements for combination and fast-axis alignment of fast-axes of diode-laser beams are disclosed. Alignment arrangements include providing each diode-laser with a corresponding alignable fast-axis collimating lens, providing individually alignable mirrors for steering an re-orienting beams from each diode-laser, and providing single diode-laser slab-modules in which the diode-laser beams can be... Agent: Coherent, Inc. C/o Morrison & Forester
20090190219 - Systems and methods for contactless automatic dust removal from a glass surface: An imaging device for automatic dust removal is provided. The imaging device may include a glass layer and an electrostatic particle removal system associated with the glass layer. The electrostatic particle removal system may include an induction layer configured to induce a charge to a particle located between the glass... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP
20090190220 - Imaging lens, optical device thereof, and method for manufacturing imaging lens: An imaging lens includes at least a first positive lens group, a first negative lens group that moves during focusing, a second positive lens group that moves during focusing, a second negative lens group that can move in a direction substantially vertical to an optical axis, and a positive lens... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090190221 - Miniaturized optical tweezer array: Apparatus for forming a single or a plurality of threedimensional optical traps, the apparatus comprising: a. A collimated light source that is directed onto an array of focalizing refractive or diffractive elements providing a single or a plurality of focal areas, and b. An array of reflective elements, placed opposite... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090190222 - Projection display: A projection display is provided including a first plate-like waveguide (7), an image providing light source device (10 and 11) located to inject image bearing light into the first plate-like waveguide 7. An input means (12) is provided on the waveguide (7) to reflect the image bearing light internally along... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090190223 - Optical security marking component, method of manufacturing such a component, system comprising such a component, and reader for checking such a component: The present invention relates to an optical security marking component producing a first visible configuration when observed through a polarizer oriented in a first orientation, and a second configuration, separate from the first, visible when observed through the polarizer oriented in a second orientation, the optical component comprising a stamped... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20090190224 - Laminated diffractive optical element and resin composition therefor: A resin composition includes a binder component having at least one of a monomer and an oligomer of one or more of a fluorine system and a silicone system having a polymerizable functional group in a molecule. The resin composition also includes fine metal oxide particles, and a polymerization initiator.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090190225 - Optical member and optical device including the optical member: An optical member (antireflection concave-convex structure) (1) includes: an optical member body (10); and a protective film (20) covering a surface (10a) of the optical member body (10) and transmitting the incident light. On the surface (10a) of the optical member body (10), a plurality of fine convex portions (12)... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090190226 - Color filter and method for its manufacture: A color filter (1) for illumination purposes, such as, for example, for stage illumination is proposed, which comprises a full-surface antireflection layer (3) and an additional, multilayered structured interference filter layer (4) arranged on it.... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC
20090190228 - lens array, an exposure head and an image forming apparatus: An exposure head, includes: a lens array that includes lenses that are arranged in a first direction and in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and a light emitting element substrate that is provided with light emitting elements that emit lights to be imaged by the lenses, wherein... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090190227 - Compound lens and compound lens array: An exemplary compound lens includes a rigid light pervious layer, a first plastic lens, and a second plastic lens. The rigid light pervious layer includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first plastic lens is attached on the first surface, and is comprised... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090190230 - Cylindrically shaped optical beamsplitter: An optical beamsplitter comprises an optically-transparent material and a partially-reflective layer therein. The optically-transparent material has a cylindrically shaped exterior surface which provides advantages.... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip
20090190229 - Spherically shaped optical beamsplitter: A rotatable optical beamsplitter comprises an optically-transparent material and a partially-reflective layer. The optically-transparent material has a unitary spherical exterior surface. The partially-reflective layer is located at least partially within the optically transparent material. The spherically shaped optical beamsplitter demonstrates reduced optical distortion.... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn Amsrl Cs Cc Ip
20090190231 - Method and apparatus providing gradient index of refraction lens for image sensors: A lens and its method of making. The lens includes a material having a lower index of refraction and a material having a higher index of refraction arranged in a pattern such that the lens has a gradient effective index of refraction.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090190232 - Optical lens arrangement for fixed lenses and a liquid lens: An optical lens arrangement including a lens barrel having a monolithic structure and including a first, a second, a third, and a fourth contact region having a common axis, a liquid lens having a structure containing a first conductive liquid and a second insulating liquid, both liquids immiscible, having different... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090190233 - Wide-angle zoom lens:
20090190234 - Zoom lens and optical apparatus and method for manufacturing thereof: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object along... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090190235 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes first to fourth lens units which respectively have negative, positive, negative, and positive refractive powers in order from the object side to the image side. Distances between the first and second lens units, the second and third lens units, and the third and fourth lens units... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090190236 - Pickup lens: The configuration comprises an aperture diaphragm S1, first lens L1, second lens L2, and third lens L3, and is configured by arranging, in order from the object side to the image side, the aperture diaphragm, first lens, second lens, and third lens. The first lens is a lens having positive... Agent: Venable LLP
20090190237 - Retroreflective optical collimation layer and display devices incorporating same: A display comprises a backlight comprising a plurality of individually-controllable light emitters, a light modulator comprising a plurality of individually-controllable elements, and, a retro-reflective optical layer positioned between the backlight and the light modulator. The retro-reflective optical layer is configured to pass light incident thereon at an angle with respect... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20090190238 - Optics for an extended depth of field: An optical imaging assembly (22) having cylindrical symmetry, comprising a plurality of lenses having surfaces with curvatures and spacings between the surfaces, such that an optical image formed by the plurality of lenses has a defocus aberration coefficient greater than 0.1 at a focal plane of the assembly.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090190239 - Lens having vibration proof function and imaging apparatus: A telephoto lens having a vibration proof function is provided and includes: in order from an object side of the telephoto lens, 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.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090190240 - Lens barrel and electron imaging device using the same: The inventive lens barrel comprises: a first group frame 12 retaining the first group lens 21 with a positive refractivity and being movable on the optical axis; a second group frame 11 retaining the second group lens 22 with a negative refractivity and being movable on the optical axis; a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20090190241 - Lens module and optical module incorporating the same: A lens module includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens includes a first central round portion and a first peripheral portion. The first peripheral portion has a first radially extending portion surrounding the first central round portion, and a first axially extending portion extending from the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090190242 - Lens driving device: A lens driving device, comprises a base; a casing fixed to the base; a coil bracket disposed within the casing; a coil wound on the coil bracket, a spring disposed within the casing, a drive rod; and a lens holder; wherein, one end of the spring is fixed to the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090190243 - Mirror surface angle adjusting device: An aspect of the present invention is to provide a mirror surface angle adjusting device in which an assembly error between first housing (A1) and second housing (A2) does not affect the assembly accuracy of worm wheels (A71) badly, and which can be assembled by simple and prompt processes. The... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090185246 - Fabrication process for computer-generated holograms, computer-generated hologram fabricated by that process, and computer-generated hologram: The invention provides a fabrication process for a computer-generated hologram 1 wherein amplitude information and phase information are recorded on a given recording surface by means of computation by a computer. The computer-generated hologram 1 is characterized by having a first direction X and a second direction Y orthogonal to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090185247 - Holographic data storage medium, and method and apparatus for recording/reproducing holographic data to/from the same: A holographic data storage medium, and a method and an apparatus for recording/reproducing holographic data by using the medium includes a substrate; manifold reflective layer between which a part of a signal beam is capable of being reflected at least one time and then being emitted from the manifold reflective... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090185248 - Oscillating device, light deflector, and image forming apparatus using the same: An oscillating device includes a supporting portion, a movable portion, a torsion spring that supports the movable portion with respect to the supporting portion so that the movable portion is capable of torsionally vibrating around a torsion axis, and a driving unit that vibrates the movable portion. The torsion spring... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090185249 - Scanning unit and image display device: A scan unit according to the present invention is a scan unit including: a reflecting portion for reflecting laser light; and an enclosure portion having a movable object enclosed within a hollow, characterized in that the movable object moves in accordance with an angular velocity of the scan unit, thereby... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090185250 - Audio mems mirror feedback: A mirror device and a method for audio feedback of a MEMS mirror device are presented. The mirror device includes a mirror with a reflective surface located to intercept a modulated beam of light produced by a laser. The mirror oscillates on a hinge axis structure. A microphone detects the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090185251 - Oscillating mirror for image projection: An apparatus includes a substrate and a mirror. The mirror is attached to the substrate via a spring. An electro-mechanical driver is operable to cause the mirror to rotationally oscillate about first and second non-collinear axes at different first and second frequencies.... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent
20090185252 - Scanning optical system: An object of the present invention is to provide a scanning optical system capable of reducing the number of its components and its size with a simple construction, and an image forming apparatus using the scanning optical system. In a specific scanning optical system, a plurality of light beams emitted... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090185253 - Optical deflector: An optical deflector includes a mirror having a reflective plane; a torsion bar extending outwardly from an end of said mirror; a support surrounding said mirror; a first piezoelectric element, one end of said first piezoelectric element being connected to said torsion bar, the other end of the first piezoelectric... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP
20090185254 - Optical scanning element, optical scanning device, optical scanning display device, and retinal scanning display: An optical scanning element includes: a first member which is constituted of a mirror portion, a mirror supporting portion and a frame portion; a second member which fixes and holds the frame portion of the first member thereon; and a piezoelectric body. The frame portion includes a beam portion and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090185255 - Electro-wetting display panel: An electro-wetting display panel including a first substrate, an insulator layer, a second substrate, partitioning structures, and electro-wetting display mediums. The first substrate has a plurality of first electrodes. The insulator layer is disposed on the first substrate to cover the first electrodes. The second substrate located above the first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090185256 - Electrochromic mirror: In an electrochromic mirror, an insulating film is disposed between a conductive reflective film and an electrolytic solution and the conductive reflective film and the electrolytic solution are electrically insulated from each other except inside of insulating film side small holes. Accordingly, in a portion where the insulating film side... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20090185257 - Mirror device having vertical hinge: The present invention provides a mirror device, comprising: a substrate; a mirror disposed approximately in parallel to the substrate above the substrate; and a hinge supported on and extended approximately perpendicularly from the substrate for supporting the mirror, wherein the hinge is connected to the mirror with a first edge... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090185258 - System configurations and methods for controlling image projection apparatuses: A projection apparatus comprising a light source for emitting incident light and a mirror device that includes a plurality of mirror elements each guiding the incident light to the ON position towards a projection light path under pulse width modulation (PWM) control corresponding to one frame or sub-frame or to... Agent: Bo-in Li
20090185259 - Display device and electronic apparatus: A display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and microcapsules sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate, the microcapsules constituting a display area, the microcapsules encapsulating a display material whose optical properties change in response to electrical stimulation. A conductive material for conducting between the substrates... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090185260 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device includes a display element including a pair of first and second substrates which are opposed to each other, and a microcapsule enclosing a display material changed in optical characteristics in response to an electric impulse, the microcapsule being sandwiched between the first and second substrates; and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090185261 - Optical amplification module, optical amplifier, optical communication system, and white light source: The present invention relates to an optical amplifier and the like having a flatter gain spectrum in the wavelength band of 1490 nm to 1520 nm than before. The optical amplifier according to the present invention comprises an Er-doped optical waveguide and a Tm-doped optical waveguide having gain spectra difference... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090185262 - Optical amplifier with time-multiplexed pump laser: An optical amplifier that is configured to amplify multiple optical signals using time-multiplexed optical energy pulses. The time-multiplexed optical energy pulses are supplied to multiple gain blocks of the optical amplifier in an alternating manner and each of the gain blocks uses the optical energy pulses that it receives to... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP
20090185263 - Optical fiber for amplification: Provided is an erbium doped optical fiber (EDF) for amplification which allows an easy estimation of the amplification performance and high production stability. The fiber includes a core and a cladding. The core is mainly made of silica glass and doped with erbium at a concentration of 500 wtppm or... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090185264 - Coupling optics for light transmission system: An infrared energy photo-biotherapy medical treatment device incorporating a Class IV laser light source is disclosed. The medical treatment device comprises a head assembly, a coupling device and the Class IV laser light source. A liquid light guide connects the head assembly to the coupling device and the Class IV... Agent: James A. Hudak, Esq.
20090185265 - System and method for heat energy conservation via corner reflectors: A method for conserving heat emanated from an individual includes situating a corner reflector array near the individual, whereby the heat is retro-reflected back to the individual. The corner reflector array may include a plurality of corner cube reflectors. An apparatus for retro-reflecting heat back to the individual includes a... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20090185266 - Ir camera: An IR camera comprising an optical system further comprises an additional optical element arranged in the form of a disk that is transparent to the infrared radiation in the beam path and at least a first motor arranged to tilt the additional optical element around a first axis substantially perpendicular... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090185267 - Microscope and virtual slide forming system: Providing a microscope capable of movably adjusting an observation field of a sample without moving the sample. The microscope includes a first objective lens, a second objective lens, a mirror, an angular adjustment mechanism, and a shift mechanism. The first objective lens is disposed to the sample side. The second... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090185268 - Box-type microscope apparatus: A box-type microscope apparatus includes a stage, a microscope, and a housing, which has a fixed housing and a moving housing provided to be openable, closable, and movable with respect to the fixed housing. The box-type microscope apparatus further includes a specimen vessel positioning device for fixing the specimen vessel... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20090185269 - Projection screen: A projection screen is disclosed, which includes an upper housing, an upper roller, a reflecting curtain, a lower housing, a lower roller, a lower mask and a positioning assembly. The upper roller is pivoted in the upper housing. The reflecting curtain is wound on the upper roller and has a... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090185270 - Polarizing plate and image display using the same: A polarizing plate of the present invention comprises: main four sides which form a quadrangle or a substantially quadrangular shape, wherein the quadrangle or the substantially quadrangular shape is a non-rectangular shape having four interior angles each of which is in the range of 80° to 100°, provided that at... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090185271 - Polarizing plate, manufacturing method therefor, optical film and image display: A polarizing plate of the present invention comprises: a polarizer; a transparent protective film placed on at least one side of the polarizer; and an adhesive layer interposed between the polarizer and the transparent protective film, wherein the polarizer is a stretched polyvinyl alcohol film dyed with a dichroic material... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090185272 - Method of making retroreflective sheeting and articles: The invention relates to a method of making retroreflective sheeting and other articles prepared from casting a moldable synthetic resin onto a tool having a microstructured surface.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090185273 - Optical image stabilizer and optical apparatus: The optical image stabilizer shifts an image stabilizing element with respect to an optical axis of an optical system to reduce image shake. The stabilizer includes a lock ring which is rotatable to a lock position to limit shift of the image stabilizing element and to a lock-releasing position to... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing
20090185274 - Optical designs for zero order reduction: Apparatus for projecting a pattern includes a first diffractive optical element (DOE) configured to diffract an input beam so as to generate a first diffraction pattern on a first region of a surface, the first diffraction pattern including a zero order beam. A second DOE is configured to diffract the... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20090185275 - Image sensor device with high photosensitivity: An anti-reflection structure for transmitting a light source is disclosed. The anti-reflection structure comprises a first dielectric layer of a first refractive index and a second dielectric layer of a second refractive index different from the first refractive index. The first dielectric layer has a plurality of protrusions randomly arranged... Agent: Joe Mckinney Muncy
20090185276 - Display device: Provided is a display device including a transparent board which forms a cover plate or the like on a display panel. In a case where an anti-reflection film is formed on a surface of the transparent board on a display viewing side thereof, a fingerprint, an oil film, and the... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq. Adams & Wilks
20090185277 - Exposure head and an image forming apparatus: An exposure head, includes: a lens array that includes a light transmissive substrate whose length in a first direction is greater than a length thereof in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, a first lens that is arranged on the light transmissive substrate, and a second lens that... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090185278 - Film, backlight displays, and methods for making the same: In one embodiment a film can comprises a surface comprising a plurality of prism structures. Each prism structure has a lateral modulation in the w direction of less than or equal to ±20% of an average pitch of the prism structures. The plurality of prism structures can have a variation... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090185279 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus that comprises: an optical path splitting element; an optical system including a variable-optical-power element which is substantially immobile in an optical axis direction and a reflective surface; and an image pickup surface, the variable-optical-power element, the optical system, and the image pickup surface being arranged so... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090185280 - Controllable optical component: A controllable optical system has an optical component comprising a chamber housing first and second fluids, the interface between the fluids defining a boundary surface (15;88a,88b) and an electrode arrangement (14,16;86,87) for electrically controlling the shape of the boundary surface. A drive circuit is operable in an operative mode and... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090185281 - Zoom optical system, and camera and device therewith: The invention provides a zoom optical system comprising two fluid lenses (22, 40) and a first fixed lens group (20) of negative optical power, positioned at the object side of the zoom optical system. The first negative lens (20) ensures that a beam in the zoom optical system is relatively... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090185282 - Cemented lens and optical system having the same: where ΔθgF1 and ΔθgF2 are respectively anomalous dispersion characteristics of the materials for the first and the second optical elements with respect to a g line and an F line, and φ1 and φ2 are respectively refracting powers of the first and second optical elements when both the incident surface... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090185283 - Zoom lens and optical apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a negative refractive power and a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, which are arranged in order from the object side to the image side. The zoom lens performs zooming by changing a distance between the lens units. The... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090185285 - Lens barrel and imaging device: A lens barrel including: an imaging optical system; a tube configured to contain the imaging optical system; a holder configured to hold a lens included in the imaging optical system in the tube in such a way that the lens is movable along a direction of an optical axis of... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090185284 - Lens module and camera module utilizing the same: A lens module includes a barrel defining a first through hole, two or more lenses received in the first through hole of the barrel including at least one movable lens, and at least one driving device moving the movable lens. The driving device includes a fixed portion, a movable portion,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090185286 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: An addendum of a gear portion and a tip end of a first cam follower are located on similar-diameter cylindrical planes centering at a center axis of a cam ring. A gear housing recess is provided in an inner peripheral surface of a fixed ring. A bottom surface of a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090185287 - Line head and an image forming apparatus: A line head includes: a first lens formed from a resin and on a glass substrate; and a light emitting element substrate that has light emitting elements arranged in a first direction, wherein a cross section of the first lens taken in the first direction and including an optical axis... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090185288 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens is provided and includes: in order from an object side of the imaging lens, a first lens having a convex surface on the object side and having a positive power; a second lens having a concave surface on the object side and having a negative power; a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090185289 - Pickup lens: A pickup lens is provided with various aberrations corrected satisfactorily, with a short optical length, and with a sufficient back focus secured. The configuration comprises an aperture diaphragm S1, first lens L1, second lens L2, and third lens L3, and is configured by arranging, in order from the object side... Agent: Venable LLP
20090185290 - Large-field unit-magnification projection optical system: The present invention discloses a large-field unit-magnification projection optical system. The optical system includes an optical axis, a spherical concave reflection mirror; a lens group with positive refracting power arranged adjacent the mirror with an air space therebetween. The lens group includes a first plano-convex lens, a negative meniscus lens... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090185291 - Lens barrel and image pickup unit: Disclosed herein is a lens barrel including: a plurality of lenses arranged in a state of being separated from each other in a direction of an optical axis; and a lens retaining body for retaining the lenses; wherein a print pattern that has a light shielding function and is partly... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090185292 - Imaging lens module: An imaging lens module includes a fixed diaphragm and an optical module. The optical module includes first, second, third and fourth lenses arranged from an object side to an image side in a sequence of: a diaphragm, the first lens being a double-convex lens, the second lens having a negative... Agent: Fei-hsin Tsai
20090185293 - Wide-angle lens, optical apparatus, and method for focusing: Providing a wide-angle lens having high optical performance, an optical apparatus using thereof, and a method for focusing the wide-angle lens. The lens including, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, and a third... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
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20090185295 - Attachable magnifier device: Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to attachable magnification devices. More specifically, embodiments of the present invention relate to a magnification device mountable on file folders or other organizational items. In one embodiment of the present invention, an attachable magnification device comprises a base portion, a substantially transparent or... Agent: Maldjian & Fallon LLC
20090185297 - Lens barrel support apparatus: A support apparatus supporting a lens barrel includes an annular fitting member, constructed by cutting a metal die case blank, to form an inner peripheral groove therein, and annular sheets disposed on front and rear cut surfaces of the inner peripheral groove in a direction of an optical axis. A... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090185296 - Lens module and lens barrel: A lens module including a lens barrel, multiple lenses, and multiple cushions is provided. The lens barrel has an assembling opening, an inner wall, and multiple positioning structures. The positioning structures are integrally formed on the inner wall. An internal diameter of the positioning structure adjacent to the assembling opening... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090185298 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: An engagement pawl of a linear-movement guide ring engages with an engagement groove of a cam ring, and hence the cam ring is supported by the linear-movement guide ring non-movably in an optical-axis direction. When the cam ring is rotated, a cam pin of a second group moving frame moves... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090185299 - Lens driving device: A lens driving device which can stably support a lead screw, and furthermore, can reduce driving load while maintaining a centering function for stabilizing a lens stop position. The lens driving device comprises a lens for holding member holding a photographic lens, a lead screw for moving the lens holding... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090185300 - Optical lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel includes front, intermediate, and rear barrels that hold front, intermediate and rear lens group, respectively. The relative distances among the barrels vary. The front barrel includes a lens barrier and a barrier actuating member. A barrier drive cam section rotates the barrier actuating member upon relative movement... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090185301 - Coordinated pivoting and extending vehicle mirror: An exterior vehicle mirror system has a support mounted to the side of the vehicle; a support arm extending from said support to a distal end; a mirror housing movable along said support arm from a first position proximate said fixed support to a second position proximate said distal end,... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC
20090185302 - Light concentrator structures and methods: An arrangement utilizes diffractive, reflective and/or refractive optical elements combined to intensify and homogenize electromagnetic energy, such as natural sunlight in the terrestrial environment, for purposes such as irradiating a target area with concentrated homogenized energy. A heat activated safety mechanism is also described.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090185303 - Optical filter, method of manufacturing the same and plasma display device having the same: An optical filter includes a support layer, absorption patterns on a first surface of the support layer, the absorption patterns having a predetermined interval therebetween, and adhesion members on the first surface of the support layer, the adhesion members being buried in the predetermined interval between the absorption patterns.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20090185304 - Crystal display shielded by one or more protective guards: Structures are disclosed that can improve the visibility of instrument displays. With some implementations, an instrument is provided with a bezel surrounding a crystal, wherein the upper surface of the bezel extends above the upper surface of the crystal. Also, a guard system may be embedded into and/or otherwise provided... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090180165 - Method for the compensation of an inhomogeneous brightness perception in holographically reconstructed scenes: To compensate for an inhomogeneous brightness perception in a holographic reconstruction of 3D-scenes (4), a computing means encodes modulator cells of a SLM with a hologram point data pattern. Multiple bundles of rays illuminate the surface of the SLM and an array of focusing elements (21, 23) directs the bundles... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20090180166 - Imaging using diffraction optics elements: An apparatus for manipulating a perceived distance of a display. The apparatus comprises a display having an actual distance from a point of view (POV) and a diffractive optics element for diffracting light waves emitted from the display toward the POV, thereby manipulating a perceived distance of the display for... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090180167 - Optical deflector: An optical deflector includes a mirror having a reflective plane; a torsion bar extending outwardly from a side of said mirror; a support surrounding said mirror; a piezoelectric cantilever including a supporting body and a piezoelectric body formed on the supporting body, one end of said piezoelectric cantilever being connected... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP
20090180168 - Actuator: An actuator 1 according to the present invention includes: a first movable section 5; a second movable section 6 supporting the first movable section 5; and a stationary section 13 supporting the second movable section 6. The second movable section 6 includes: a first conductive portion 6a for applying a... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090180169 - Biaxial mems mirror with hidden hinge: A multi-layer hidden hinge and actuator design for high fill factor biaxial MEMS mirror array for wavelength selective switches (WSS) based on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process with wafer bonding and coarsely aligned orthogonal vertical comb and/or parallel plate actuator. Each micro-mirror in the MEMS linear piano micro-mirror array comprises a... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean
20090180170 - Display element and production method thereof: A display element that excels in electrode durability. This display element is one having opposed electrodes and, interposed therebetween, an electrolyte containing either silver or a compound containing silver in its chemical structure, the opposed electrodes driven and operated so as to induce dissolution and precipitation of silver, characterized in... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090180171 - Projection apparatus using micromirror device: A projection apparatus comprising a micromirror device for reflecting and modulating a light emitted from a light source to project a display an image on a display screen. The projection apparatus further includes a projection optical system comprises an adjustable aperture for adjusting an aperture ratio to control an amount... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090180172 - Electrophoretic display medium, electrophoretic display medium manufacturing method, and electrophoretic display device: An electrophoretic display medium manufacturing method for manufacturing an electrophoretic display medium that includes a first substrate and a second substrate that are provided such that they face one another, the electrophoretic display medium manufacturing method including the steps of forming a first substrate such that it conforms to recessed... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20090180173 - Electrophoretic display sheet, electrophoretic display device, and electronic apparatus: In at least one embodiment of the disclosure, a driving substrate includes a substrate having a first portion and a second portion formed surrounding the first portion. A flexible printed circuit is formed on the second portion. The flexible printed circuit includes a protruding portion extending to the first portion.... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090180174 - Rare-earth-doped optical fiber, optical fiber amplifier, and method of manufacturing a preform for such fiber: A first step, in which P2O5-containing glass is deposited inside a silica glass pipe, and a second step, in which a Cl2-containing gas is introduced into the pipe and the P2O5-containing glass is dehydrated by heating the pipe, are repeated alternately. A third step, in which glass that does not... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090180175 - Optical scanning device having a freely programmable memory: The invention relates to an optical recording and/or reproducing unit which is especially suitable for scanning a preferably biological sample (1). The basic construction comprises an adjusting unit (8, 9, 10), a scanning unit (6), an optical unit (4, 5) and a control system (7). The control system (7) controls... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20090180176 - Split field inspection system using small catadioptric objectives: A system for inspecting a specimen is provided. The system includes an illumination subsystem configured to produce a plurality of channels of light energy, each channel of light energy produced having differing characteristics (type, wavelength, etc.) from at least one other channel of light energy. Optics are configured to receive... Agent: Steven Smyrski- Kla-tencor Corp. Joint Customer Number
20090180177 - Comparison optical system: A comparison optical system (1) comprising several image-acquiring optical subsystems is disclosed. A bridge (3) mechanically and optically connects the optical subsystems to one another. Each of the image-acquiring optical subsystems possesses an XYZ stage (8a, 8b), movable in motorized fashion, on which a sample to be examined is placed.... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090180178 - Microscopy system and method: A microscopy system method for inspecting a retina of an eye including generating an inverted intermediate image of the retina using an opthalmoscopic lens; detecting a left image of the intermediate image from a left viewing direction and detecting a right image of the intermediate image from a right viewing... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20090180179 - Microscope apparatus and focal-depth enlarged image generation method used therefor: A microscope apparatus comprises a focusing unit for changing the relative position between a specimen and the focus position of an object lens; and a setup unit for setting a plurality of import regions in the optical axis of the object lens, with a position at which a specimen is... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090180180 - Sub-pixel optical array: An apparatus for displaying media data comprising digital display and an optical element configured for diffracting a plurality of monochromatic light beams impinging from the display to form a plurality of monochromatic images of the media data. The chromatic image and the monochromatic images having substantially equal resolution.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090180182 - Apparatus for exposing a substrate, photomask and modified illuminating system of the apparatus, and method of forming a pattern on a substrate using the apparatus: An exposure apparatus and photo-mask of the exposure apparatus can form a perpendicular line/space circuit pattern through only a single exposure process. The photo-mask includes a first line/space pattern oriented in a first direction, a second line/space pattern oriented in a second direction and lattice patterns, operating as polarizers, occupying... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20090180181 - Projector with three dimensional simulation and extended dynamic range: In an embodiment, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a first polarizing beam splitter to receive light from an input source and provide a first output with a first polarization and a second output with a second polarization. The apparatus further includes a half-wave plate arranged to receive the... Agent: Tips Group C/o Intellevate LLC
20090180183 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; and at least one lens group disposed between the second lens group and an image side. The first, second, and the at least one lens group... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20090180186 - Diffractive optical element and method for manufacturing same: A diffractive optical element (10) includes a substrate (11), a protective film (13a, 13b), and a diffraction grating (12a, 12b) disposed between the substrate (11) and the protective film (13a, 13b), wherein the diffraction grating (12a, 12b) is formed of a composite material containing a resin and inorganic particles, a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20090180185 - Minute structure and its manufacturing method: A manufacturing method of a minute structure having fine structures on opposing inner surfaces, includes the steps of forming a first pattern in a surface of a first layer, forming a sacrificial layer on the patterned surface of the first layer, forming a second pattern on a surface of the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090180184 - Stable dielectric gratings implemented by composition striations in paraelectric crystals: Methods for permanently introducing patterns in electro-optic crystals are provided, by forming patterned variations in the composition of the electro-optic crystals , during the crystal growth process. These methods open a way to a family of light-controlling devices that can operate at temperatures as high as 80 degrees centigrade, and... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090180187 - System and method for using diffractive elements for changing the optical pathway: An apparatus for adjusting an optical pathway, comprising a diffractive optics element configured for diffracting a plurality of light waves passing in the optical pathway, and a diffractive optics element (DOE) manipulator configured for manipulating said diffractive optics element, thereby changing the optical pathway.... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20090180188 - Broadband antireflective optical components with curved surfaces and their production: Methods and optical devices are proposed, which comprise a nanostructure (4) on a curved surface so that a broadband antireflective characteristic is obtained. The nanostructure is fabricated by means of a self-masking single step etch process of silicon (3) on the curved surface... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20090180189 - Portable device including external-light-shielding sheet: A portable device including an external-light-shielding sheet is provided. The portable device includes a display panel; and an external-light-shielding sheet arranged on the display panel, wherein the external-light-shielding sheet includes a base portion and a plurality of wedge shaped portions arranged on the base portion to absorb external light. Therefore,... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20090180190 - Crystallization apparatus, optical member for use in crystallization apparatus, crystallization method, manufacturing method of thin film transistor, and manufacturing method of matrix circuit substrate of display: A crystallization method includes wavefront-dividing an incident light beam into a plurality of light beams, condensing the wavefront-divided light beams in a corresponding phase shift portion of a phase shift mask or in the vicinity of the phase shift portion to form a light beam having an light intensity distribution... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090180191 - Lens sheet for use in backlight, backlight and display device using the same: A lens sheet according to the invention includes a base film, a lenticular lens resin layer, a prism resin layer, and a filling resin layer. The lenticular lens resin layer includes a plurality of cylindrical lenses formed on one surface of the base film and arranged. The prism resin layer... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090180193 - Line head and an image forming apparatus: A line head, includes: a lens array that includes a first lens, a second lens and a light transmissive substrate on which the first lens and the second lens are arranged in a first direction; and a light emitting element substrate on which light emitting elements are arranged in the... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090180192 - Method and apparatus for imaging: A method for forming an image of a beam source that during operation provides a beam, and wherein the beam is split so as to divide the beam into beamlets, wherein a redirecting organ is used with which each individual beamlet is redirected to a predetermined degree with the extent... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20090180194 - Head mounted display: An object of the present invention is to provide a head mounted display capable of an accurate display of a surrounding situation always without affecting the display section even if a frame is deflected, and giving a comfortable mounting feeling as well as easy mounting. For this purpose the head... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20090180195 - Imaging systems for eyeglass-based display devices: Disclosed are imaging systems and eyeglass-based display devices. In one embodiment, an imaging system includes an image source that generates images, a optical element that manipulates the images, and a beam splitter positioned between the image source and the optical element that reflects the images onto an eye of a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090180196 - Light-collimating film: A light-collimating film includes a transparent substrate, multiple reflective elements, and multiple micro structures. The transparent substrate has a light incident surface and a light-emitting surface opposite the light incident surface. The reflective elements are formed on the light incident surface, wherein each two adjacent reflective elements define a longitudinal... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090180197 - Grin lens microscope system: A device for magnifying an object comprising an SSID having at least one imaging array disposed on a distal end thereof. The device further comprises a first optical element disposed on the distal end of the SSID wherein the first optical element has a distal end and a proximal end... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20090180198 - Varifocal lens: A varifocal lens includes a hollow case having first and second sidewalls facing each other, the first and second sidewalls through which a light passes; at least one light transmission membrane partitioning an inner space of the case into at least two liquid chambers, the at least one light transmission... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090180199 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear unit including one or more lens units, which are arranged in order from the object side to the image side. The zoom lens performs zooming... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090180200 - Wide-angle optical system and imaging apparatus using the same: where f is the focal length of the whole wide-angle optical system, and f3 is the focal length of the third lens. When Lm stands for a light ray passing through the center of the stop at an angle of 36° with the optical axis, and Pm7 stands for a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090180201 - Magnified and illuminated writing instrument: A writing instrument with a plurality of usable portions thereon is provided. The writing instrument utilizes a standard writing instrument but incorporates a magnifying portion to the writing instrument. Additionally, the writing instrument also incorporates a magnifying portion in a central location on the writing instrument and also a lighting... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
20090180202 - Lens positioning system: Systems and methods to position most precisely a lens system of an optical device are disclosed. Embodiments of these electrical sensors comprise capacitive sensors, inductive sensors and resistive sensors to measure the actual position of a lens system with a precision of at least 1 μm. Read-out circuits using double-correlated... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20090180203 - Stretched membrane solar collector: An improved solar reflector utilizing a tensioned reflective membrane. The reflector structure includes a membrane attached on the outer surface of a metal strap that is positioned on an end form by means of a curved-face tensioning block.... Agent: Jill L. Robinosn
20090180204 - Deployable reflector in the form of a reuleaux triangle for a space observation instrument: A deployable reflector (RP), for a space observation instrument is disclosed. The deployable reflector has a chosen number of deployable reflecting elements (E1a-E3b) suitable, once deployed in a first position, for together defining a reflecting area in the form of a so-called Reuleaux triangle (RD) with closed convex curve whose... Agent: Lowe Hauptman & Berner, LLP
20090180205 - Construction equipment having side mirror fixing means: Construction equipment having a side mirror fixing means is provided, in which a ball of a ball joint for rotatably fixing a side mirror to a structure of the equipment and its supporting parts are mounted on the outside of the side mirror, so that an operator can confirm with... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090174918 - Electrically-controlled, variable focal length h-pdlc optical imaging apparatus and method: An optical imaging apparatus having a variable focal length is disclosed. A plurality of holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal (“H-PDLC”) lenses are arranged in a stack, each lens having a unique focal length. A controller is configured to program a plurality of voltages applied to the plurality of H-PDLC lenses... Agent: Curtis A. Vock Lathrop & Gage LLP
20090174919 - Directed illumination diffraction optics auto-stereo display: A display device includes a surface configured to be illuminated by at least two directed light beams, and one or more holographic optical elements. The surface is configured and disposed with respect to the holographic optical element to display an autostereo image that is illuminated by the directed light beams... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20090174920 - Apparatus for recording/reproducing holographic data: A holographic information recording and/or reproducing apparatus includes: a light source to emit light; a polarization conversion device to form a polarized signal beam and an orthogonal polarized reference beam; an optical path forming optical system to separate the optical paths of the signal beam and the reference beam; a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP
20090174921 - Optical device, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An optical device includes a mass section in a plate shape including a light reflector with light reflectivity, a supporting section for supporting the mass section, a pair of elastic sections with elastic deformability for coupling the mass section to the supporting section in a pivotally movable manner, and a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090174922 - Light deflecting method and apparatus efficiently using a floating mirror: Method of deflecting light includes the steps of providing a substrate and forming a supporting member on the substrate. Next forming step forms electrodes at predetermined positions on the substrate. Next forming step forms a plate-like-shaped thin film member including light reflecting means. Placing step places the plate-like-shaped thin film... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090174923 - Electro-optical device and electronic apparatus: An electro-optical device comprising a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a light-emitting layer arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate which is capable of emitting light from a plurality of pixels including at least a first subpixel and a second subpixel, the first subpixel... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090174924 - Electro optical device and electronic apparatus: An electro optical device having a substrate, scanning lines, data lines, and pixel electrodes arranged to correspond to intersections of scanning and data lines, a counter electrode opposite the substrate from a pixel electrode, an emission layer between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode, a driving transistor connected to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090174925 - Electrochromic device: An electrode that includes a transparent substrate having a first and second surface; a conductive layer disposed on the second surface of the substrate; and an electrode layer disposed on the conductive layer, wherein the electrode layer includes doped tin oxide nanoparticles and an organic binder, and wherein the electrode... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company
20090174926 - Micromirror device with a single address electrode: A micromirror device comprises a plurality of mirrors arranged on a substrate, an elastic hinge for supporting each mirror to be deflectable in a plurality of directions, an address electrode composed of first and second regions that are arranged across the deflection axis of each mirror, and a driving circuit... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090174928 - Display substrate, electrophoretic display device with the same and method for manufacturing the same: A display substrate, an electrophoretic display (EPD) device including the same, and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The display substrate includes a display region and a non-display region. The display region includes a plurality of gate lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of thin... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20090174927 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing electrophoretic displays: A method for manufacturing an electrophoretic display includes the steps of: providing a substrate; forming a flexible plate on the substrate; forming an electrophoretic layer on the flexible plate; forming a transparent protection layer on the electrophoretic layer; forming an edge protection member between the flexible plate and the transparent... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services
20090174929 - Light source device, lighting device, and image display apparatus: A light source device includes: a light source unit configured to emit light; a wavelength conversion element configured to convert the wavelength of light emitted from the light source unit; a light source housing configured to accommodate at least the light source unit and the wavelength conversion element; and a... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090174930 - Regenerative laser amplifier: A laser amplifier system is presented including a pump regenerative amplifier. The amplifier generally has a cavity defined by a pair of end cavity mirrors between which an amplified pump pulse oscillates. The amplifier also includes an interaction cell with a tunable gain medium amplifies laser pulses (e.g., Raman gain).... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman, LLP
20090174931 - Fourier domain mode locking: method and apparatus for control and improved performance: A control system for improving and stabilizing Fourier domain mode locking (FDML) operation. The control system may also provide regulation of FDML operational parameters such as filter tuning, laser gain, polarization, polarization chromaticity, elliptical polarization retardance, and/or dispersion. The control system may be located internal to or external from the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090174933 - Efficient discrete amplification: An optical amplification mechanism that introduces optical pump(s) into one port of an optical circulator. The optical circulator directs the optical pumps from that port into another port that is coupled to the output of a gain stage. The optical pump(s) then pass from the output to the input of... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090174932 - Optical amplifier bandwidth alteration: The alteration of the bandwidth of an optical amplifier. Before alteration, optical signals having a first set of wavelengths are provided through a gain medium of the optical amplifier. In addition, a first pump having a set of pump wavelengths is propagated through the gain medium to thereby amplify the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090174934 - Repair method for optical elements having a coating and corresponding optical elements: A method for repairing optical elements having a coating, in which the coating is fully or partially removed or left on the optical element, a polishing layer being provided in the coating or a polishing layer being applied, which allows simple processing of the surface to achieve high geometrical accuracy... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090174935 - Scanning microscope having complementary, serial scanners: Described is a scanning microscope that includes at least two scanners disposed in series within an excitation beam, wherein one of the scanners is a two-axis galvanometer-controlled scanner, and the other of the scanners is a single-axis resonant scanner. The device may also include a spatial detection system disposed within... Agent: Intellectual Property Department Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.c.
20090174936 - Microscope array for multaneously imaging multiple objects: A microscope array for simultaneously imaging multiple objects. A preferred embodiment of a method according to the invention includes arranging the objects into an array, providing a microscope array having a plurality of imaging elements with respective fields of view arranged into a corresponding array such that the imaging elements... Agent: Antonio R. Durando
20090174937 - Objective-coupled selective plane illumination microscopy: A microscope assembly (102) includes an illumination source (104) coupled to an optical assembly by a coupler (132). The optical assembly includes an objective with optics that move along an optic axis. The illumination source (104) generates a light blade (106) that illuminates a portion of a sample (136) at... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20090174938 - Microscope: A microscope includes a condenser lens that is provided in an illumination light path and in which at least one optical device is insertable into and removable from an illumination light axis for switching observation method. The microscope also includes a first polarizing plate that is provided in the same... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090174939 - Binocular: Binoculars have two tubes which are connected to each other via a folding bridge and an Abbe-König prism system is arranged in each tube. The Abbe-König prism systems are each provided for image reversal of respective visual viewing beam paths. Each Abbe-König system comprises an isosceles prism and a roof... Agent: Walter Ottesen
20090174940 - Curved lenses configured to decode three-dimensional content: Curved lenses configured to decode three dimensional content and method of fabricating the same. The lenses comprise a polyvinylalcohol polarizer film laminated with triacetate on both sides, wherein the polarizer film has a polarizing efficiency equal to or exceeding 99% and a transmittance percentage equal to or exceeding 35% and... Agent: Greenberg Traurig
20090174941 - Optical device: There is provided an optical device including a plurality of first phasors having substantially the same phase delaying axis as each other; and a plurality of second phasors having substantially the same phase delaying axis as each other in a direction different from that of the first phasors and providing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090174942 - Azo compound and dye polarizing film containing the same: e
20090174943 - Illumination device, image display device, and projector: An illumination device includes: a light source unit that emits coherent light; and a diffractive optical element that diffracts the coherent light emitted from the light source unit and makes the diffracted light travel to an illuminated surface. The diffractive optical element is disposed such that the coherent light is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090174944 - A structural body, a method for forming a structural body, an apparatus for forming a structural body, a method for reading a structural color and/or diffraction light, and a truth/false discriminating method: A cavity 12 having a periodic structure 13 causing optical diffraction is formed in the inside of a substrate 11, and a periodic structure 15 causing optical diffraction is formed on part or the whole of the substrate 11. These cavity interface periodic structure 13 and the substrate surface periodic... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090174945 - Contiguous microlens array, method of fabricating the same and photomask for defining the same: A contiguous microlens array including a plurality of contiguous microlenses is described. Each microlens has substantially circular contours at the heights higher than the connection sections of the microlens with neighboring microlenses, and has substantially partially circular contours at the heights on the connection sections adjacent to the neighboring microlenses.... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.
20090174946 - Customizable head mounted display: A HMD including a display substrate and an optics module disposed in a housing for generating an image and projecting a beam of the image on the display substrate, wherein a position of the beam from the optics module with respect to the display substrate is adjustable so as to... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.
20090174947 - Electronic element wafer module; electronic element module; sensor wafer module; sensor module; lens array plate; manufacturing method for the sensor module; and electronic information device: An electronic element wafer module is provided, comprising: an electronic element wafer arranged with a plurality of electronic elements having a through hole electrode; a resin adhesion layer formed in a predetermined area on the electronic element wafer; a transparent cover member covering the electronic element wafer and fixed on... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090174948 - Liquid-based optical device and electronic device: The present invention discloses an optical device comprising a container enclosing an insulating liquid (A) and a liquid responsive to an electric field (B), the insulating liquid (A) and the liquid responsive to an electric field (B) being immiscible and being in contact with each other via an interface (14),... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090174949 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens includes a positive first lens unit G1, a negative second lens unit G2 and a rear group having a positive refracting power having at least one lens unit. The lens unit located closest to the object side in the rear grout is a third lens unit G3... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090174952 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: z
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20090174951 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: A zoom lens comprises, in order from its object side, a front lens group having negative refracting power at a wide-angle end and a rear lens group having positive refracting power at the wide-angle end. The front lens group comprises, in order from the object side, a first lens group... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090174953 - Lens module and camera module utilizing the same: A lens module includes a barrel, a first lens, an annular retaining member and three driving devices. The retaining member is arranged in the barrel. The driving devices are arranged on the retaining member. Each of the driving devices has a base attached on the retaining member, a plurality of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090174954 - Connecting method or lenses for an imaging-device, lens unit constructed by using the connection method and imaging-device comprising the lens unit: To connect N lenses to construct a lens unit for an imaging-device in series, (n−1)-th (where 2≦n (integer)≦N) lens having an outer periphery rim region which extends with a certain thickness from an outer periphery edge end portion of the lens region directing to the side of the adjacent nth... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090174955 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel includes: an image pickup optical system including a plurality of lenses. The plurality of lenses includes an adjusting lens for a shift adjustment in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the image pickup optical system. The lens barrel further includes a lens frame holding the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090174956 - Lens drive device: A lens drive device capable of preventing a lens holder from inclining with respect to the optical axis direction of a lens is provided. A first gear (13), a second gear (14), a protrusion (20a), and a coil spring (6) are coaxially supported by a shaft (5), which is a... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090174957 - Polarization linkage of high dielectric constant pivoted planar solar concentrator mirrors: This invention deals with novel method and apparatus for highly polarizable high dielectric constant positioning and motion control of the elements (approximately planar mirrors) of a Fresnel reflector solar concentrator tracking heliostat array wherein the elements are suspended with the center of mass above the swivel point, below the swivel... Agent: Mario Rabinowitz
20090174958 - System of multiple view safety mirrors for motor vehicles: A system of mirrors provides multiple views of the various sides of a vehicle to the driver. In this system, one mirror is a conventional mirror that shows the conventional rear and side views of the vehicle. The second mirror can be adjacent the conventional mirror but angled away from... Agent: Darcell Walker
20090174959 - Exterior rearview mirror for motor vehicles: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a motor vehicle is disclosed having a bracket which is fixedly secured to the motor vehicle. A mirror casing is secured to the bracket. The mirror casing defines a primary opening. A primary mirror is disposed within the primary opening and provides a view... Agent: Reising, Ethington, Barnes, Kisselle, P.C.07/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing
20090168130 - Hologram recording method and hologram recording device: A recording medium is stacked on a master recording body, to which reference beams are applied each at an incident angle. The interference between diffracted beams diffracted in the data storage sections of the master recording body and the reference beams in the recording medium occurs such that the data... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090168129 - Replication of data to holographic medium using holographic master media: An apparatus for replicating holographically recorded data, comprising a holographic master media having holographically recorded data thereon; a holographic copy media; a light source for generating a master reference beam and a copy reference beam, coherent with the first object beam, the first master reference beam incident on the holographic... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090168131 - Image display apparatus and head-mounted display: Provided is an image display apparatus that has resistance to dust and water, that is compact and lightweight, and that has see-through characteristics. The image display apparatus is provided with a display device displaying an image, a prism guiding light of the image displayed by the display device to an... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP
20090168132 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: Synchronization detecting units detect synchronization signals by receiving the light beam deflected to one side of a light source on one side of an optical deflector and receiving the light beam deflected to an opposite side of an optical axis of a scanning optical system from the light source on... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090168133 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including the same: An optical scanner provided with at least one optical path through which an optical beam emitted from a light source is directed onto a surface of an object for forming an image thereon includes a deflector configured to deflect the optical beam and a curvature adjustment unit. The curvature adjustment... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090168134 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus includes a laser light source that emits laser light, a focusing optical system that focuses the laser light emitted from the laser light source, a scanner that scans the light that has exited from the focusing optical system to form an intermediate image, a divergent angle... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20090168135 - Optical actuator: An optical actuator includes a base, a carrier, an optical element, two rotation structures and two actuating components. The carrier is disposed over the base. The optical element is disposed in the carrier. The rotation structures are pivotally connected to two sides of the carrier. The actuating components drive the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090168136 - Solid-state optical modulator: A spatial light modulator comprises a solid-state chiral material disposed between electrodes such that the polarization direction of the polarized light incident thereto can be controlled through an electrical field established between the electrodes.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090168137 - Broad spectral range polarization rotator: A switchable apochromatic polarization rotator is provided. A first fixed waveplate has a first principal axis fixed in a first orientation. A second fixed waveplate has a second principal axis fixed in a second orientation. First and second switchable waveplates have principal axes oriented such that broad spectral range electromagnetic... Agent: Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC Glenn H. Lenzen Polsinelli Shughart PC
20090168138 - Display device: A display device is provided. The display device comprises a substrate. A first electrode layer is disposed on the substrate. An electrochromic material single layer is disposed on the first electrode layer, wherein the electrochromic material single layer has a plurality of spherical holes inside. An electrolytic layer is disposed... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20090168139 - Electrodeposition method light modulating device, electrodeposition method reflective display device, and method of manufacturing transparent electrode for an electrodeposition method: There is provided an electrodeposition method light modulating device including: (1) a transparent electrode, to which a polymer having a metallocene at a side chain thereof is fixed by a chemical bond; (2) a transparent electrode that is disposed to face the transparent electrode (1), and forms metal through a... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC
20090168140 - Display device: A display device is provided. The display device includes a substrate. A first electrode layer is disposed on the substrate. An electrochromic material single layer is disposed on the first electrode layer, wherein the electrochromic material single layer has a plurality of spherical holes inside, and wherein the electrochromic material... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20090168141 - Ion conductor and electrochemical display device utilizing the same: An ion conductor has fine particles of an organic polymer including 20 to 80% by mass of ultra-fine particles of an inorganic compound, and an electrolytic solution impregnated into the fine particles of the organic polymer, wherein the fine particles of the organic polymer have a specific surface area measured... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090168142 - Phase plate for electron microscope and method for manufacturing same: A phase plate for an electron microscope in which a portion of a magnetic thin-wire ring or a magnetic thin-wire rod (15) spans an opening of a support member (14) having the opening, the magnetic thin-wire ring or magnetic thin-wire rod (15) generates a vector potential, and a phase difference... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20090168143 - Bi-stable projection screen: A bi-stable projection screen includes a light diffusion unit and a bi-stable display unit stacked together. The bi-stable display unit, when actuated, selectively operates in a first mode or a second mode. When operating in the first mode (e.g., a transmission mode or a reflection mode), the bi-stable display unit... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20090168144 - Electrowetting display devices and fabrication methods thereof: Electrowetting display devices and fabrication methods thereof are presented. The electrowetting display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate with a polar fluid layer and a non-polar fluid layer insolvable to each other and interposed between the first and second substrates. A first transparent electrode is disposed on... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20090168146 - stabilizer for mems devices having deformable elements: A stabilizer mechanism is coupled to a deformable element of a microelectromechanical device for reducing unwanted deformation of the deformable element by increasing the stiffness of the deformable element in selected other directions than the direction along which desired deformation is performed.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090168145 - Display device: The present invention relates to a display device including a substrate having a display area, a first electrode disposed on the substrate to receive a first voltage, a second electrode disposed on the substrate to receive a second voltage having an opposite polarity to that of the first voltage, an... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC
20090168147 - Optical antenna array for harmonic generation, mixing and signal amplification: An optical antenna collects, modifies and emits energy at light wavelengths. Linear conductors sized to correspond to the light wavelengths are used. Nonlinear junctions of small dimension are used to rectify an alternating waveform induced upon the conductors by the lightwave electromagnetic energy. The optical antenna and junctions are effective... Agent: Donald N. Halgren
20090168148 - Wide-band ultrashort-pulse optical oscillator utilizing chirped pulse amplification: A wide-band ultrashort-pulse optical oscillator includes: an optical amplification medium 1 that optically amplifies an incident light having a wide band or a plurality of bands so as to be converted into an oscillation light emitted from an optical resonator; an energy injection element 2 that either injects energy into... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090168149 - Active optical fibers with wavelength-selective filtering mechanism, method of production and their use: The invention relates to optical fibers for use in optical amplification of light, such as in optical fiber amplifiers and lasers and for use in delivery of high power light, in particular to a scheme for reducing amplified spontaneous emission at undesired wavelengths. The invention further relates to articles, methods... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090168150 - Electro-optic gain ceramic and lossless devices: The present invention provides a neodymium doped, transparent electro-optic gain ceramic material consisting lead, zirconium, titanium and lanthanum. The electro-optic gain ceramic material either has a linear electro-optic coefficient or a quadratic electro-optic coefficient, which is greater than about 0.3×10−16 m2/V2 for the latter, a propagation loss of less than... Agent: Yingyin Kevin Zou
20090168151 - Apparatus and methods for optical amplification in semiconductors: Methods and corresponding apparatus for optical amplification in semiconductors, particularly indirect band-gap semiconductors, and most particularly in silicon. A first aspect of the invention employs certain doping elements to provide inter-band-gap energy levels in combination with optical or current-injection pumping. The doping element, preferably a noble metal and most preferably... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch
20090168152 - Apparatus and method for deep ultraviolet optical microscopy: An apparatus and method for performing optical microscopy are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the apparatus includes a deep ultraviolet light source configured to generate light having a wavelength within a window in the deep ultraviolet region of the electromagnetic spectrum within which a local minimum in the absorption... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department
20090168153 - Infrared zoom lens and infrared camera: A small-sized and low-cost infrared zoom lens while maintaining the brightness of an image and relevant arts to the infrared zoom lens is provided. The infrared zoom lens 1a is made up of first to third lens groups G1 to G3 formed of zinc sulfide. The first lens group G1... Agent: Venable LLP
20090168154 - Imaging apparatus and optical filter: An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, a first optical member disposed ahead of a front of the image sensor, a second optical member disposed between the first optical member and the image sensor, and a holder. The holder elastically retains the first optical member and retains the second optical... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090168155 - Microscope apparatus: Providing a microscope apparatus capable of observing phase variation of a phase object with sufficient contrast with a white light source having an area such as a halogen lamp and a mercury lamp commonly used in a microscope. A microscope apparatus 100 comprising: an illumination optical system 10 that illuminates... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090168156 - Microscope system, microscope system control program and microscope system control method: A microscope system comprising a microscope; an objective lens switching unit switching objective lenses placed in an observation light path; an imaging unit; a storage unit storing optical characteristic information of each of the objective lenses; a light amount difference calculation unit obtaining optical characteristic information of a first of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.
20090168157 - Laser scanning apparatus and laser scanning microscope: To provide a laser scanning apparatus and a laser scanning microscope capable of securely conducting a condition setting at the time of laser scanning while suppressing a damage on a plane to be irradiated. Accordingly, a laser scanning apparatus includes a light deflecting unit disposed in a light path of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090168158 - Method and configuration for the optical detection of an illuminated specimen: A method for the optical detection of an illuminated specimen, wherein the illuminating light impinges in a spatially structured manner in at least one plane on the specimen and several images of the specimen are acquired by a detector in different positions of the structure on the specimen, from which... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department
20090168159 - Optical system for illumination of an evanescent field: A system of optics used to provide illumination through an objective at a precise inclination angle and with uniform intensity across an illuminated field. The system provides annular illumination with a continuously variable diameter at the back aperture of an objective. The resultant illumination field at the imaging plane of... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20090168161 - Apparatus for single-handed control of microscope functions: Apparatus for single-handed control of a microscope are disclosed. In one embodiment, a first controller, such as a first rotary controller, is configured for manipulation by a hand of a user to adjust a position of a microscope stage. Another controller, such as a second rotary controller, is configured and... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090168160 - Methods and systems for controlably scanning a cytological specimen: Methods and systems for scanning a cytological specimen carried by a slide. Movement or positioning of a motorized stage of an automated screening system may be controlled manually by a user such that the user controls movement, e.g., controlling speed, position, and/or timing, of the motorized stage along a first... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP
20090168162 - Microscopy methods and apparatus for manipulation and/or detection of biological samples and other objects: Microscopy methods and apparatus for manipulation, detection, imaging, characterization, sorting and/or assembly of biological or other materials, involving an integration of CMOS or other semiconductor-based technology and microfluidics in connection with a microscope. In one implementation, a microscope including optics and a stage is outfitted with various components relating to... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090168163 - Optical lens systems: Wide-angle, deep-field, close-focusing optical systems are disclosed. According to one aspect, the optical system comprises a negative lens unit and a relay lens. The negative lens unit accepts radiation from an object in space. The relay lens is coupled to the negative lens unit. The negative lens unit and the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20090168164 - Multiple-view directional display: A multiple view directional display comprises a pixellated image display layer having a plurality of first pixels (P1) assigned to display a first image and a plurality of second pixels (P2) assigned to display a second image, and a parallax barrier aperture array (21) for directing light from the first... Agent: Mark D. Saralino ( Sharp ) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090168165 - System and method for combined 3-d imaging and full video using a single lenticular lens sheet: A method of creating a lenticular display and a lenticular display having a three-dimensional (3-D) lenticular image and a lenticular animation on the same display is disclosed. The lenticular display is formed by providing at least two related images in a first image sequence, the first image sequence being related... Agent: James V. Lilly Kagan Binder
20090168166 - Stereoscopic optical system and method for production of a stereoscopic optical system: The invention relates to a stereoscopic optical system (1), comprising a first optical sub-system (2L) with a number of optical elements (31L, 32L, 33L, 34L, 35L, 36L, 37L, 38L, 39L) for providing a left beam path (4L) of the stereoscopic optical system (1), and a second optical sub-system (2R) with... Agent: Jones Day
20090168167 - Display device and terminal unit using the same: A display device reduces the image quality degradations by suppressing the effect of the defective alignment regions caused by the spacers while minimizing the aperture ratio lowering, and prevents the image quality change dependent on the observation positions. The display device has a display panel and a lenticular lens. Each... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090168168 - Optical laminated body: The present invention discloses an antistatic optical laminate. The optical laminate comprises a light transparent base material and at least an antistatic layer provided on the light transparent base material, wherein the antistatic layer comprises an electroconductive polymer as an antistatic agent, the surface of the antistatic layer has a... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090168169 - Polarizer integrated with transparent conductive film, a touch panel integrated with the polarizer and a flat panel display integrated with the touch panel: A polarizer integrated with a transparent conductive film for a liquid crystal display includes a lower film an optical film and a transparent conductive film. A touch panel integrated with the polarizer is formed by attaching an upper sheet to the upper surface of the polarizer integrated with a transparent... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090168171 - Multilayer wire-grid polarizer with off-set wire-grid and dielectric grid: A multilayer wire-grid polarizer for polarizing light includes a stack of thin film layers disposed over a substrate, including a wire-grid array of elongated metal elements having lengths longer than a wavelength of the light and a period less than half the wavelength of the light. One of the layers... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20090168170 - Wire grid polarizer and method for fabricating the same: A metal wire grid polarizer comprises a transparent substrate, a transparent film structure and a plurality of metal wires. The transparent film structure, in a planar waveform shape, is formed on the surface of the transparent substrate and has a plurality of adjacent grid lines of triangular cross-sections. The grid... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20090168172 - Glass polarizer for visible light: A glass polarizer for visible light according to the present invention is a polarizer manufactured by heating and stretching borosilicate glass in which silver halide particles are dispersed and deposited by heat treatment and reducing at least a portion of silver halide particles oriented and stretched in the glass to... Agent: Clark & Brody
20090168173 - Optical film, polarizing plate, and image display: Provided is an optical film including a transparent support; and an antiglare layer that comprises a light-transmitting resin and at least two kinds of light-transmitting particles, wherein the antiglare layer has a thickness of from 10 μm to 15 μm, each kind of the at least two kinds of light... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090168174 - Structure of stereo optical engine for projection: The present invention relates to a stereo optical engine structure for projection, and more particularly, to a stereo optical engine structure for projection for combining two images to project one stereo image. The present invention discloses a stereo optical engine structure for projection, comprising: a first polarization beam splitter 11... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20090168175 - Closing mechanism for lens shutter: According to one embodiment, a closing mechanism is configured so that an engaging end portion of a handle is engaged with an engagement piece of a shutter in an open position while a handle for carrying a projector is being drawn out to a carrying position, and the shutter is... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090168176 - Reflective polymeric article and manufacture: A method of making a reflective polymer article comprising: (a) contacting a polymer material with a foaming agent; (b) foaming in the material under conditions sufficient to form reflective polymer article having gas cells and polymer gas interfaces between the cells; wherein the reflective polymer article has a metallic or... Agent: Sabic - 08cs - Structured Products Sabic Innovative Plastics -IPLegal
20090168177 - Active reflective warning apparatus: The active reflective warning apparatus includes a transparent housing having a clear surface, a glittering retroreflective sheeting applied on the clear surface of the transparent housing for reflecting an external light, and a light-emitting unit disposed in the transparent housing. The light emitting from the light-emitting unit may emit through... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm
20090168178 - Conformable retroreflective film structure: The present invention includes conformable retroreflective structures. In some embodiments, the conformable retroreflective structures are also shrink resistant. The conformable retroreflective structures include a transparent plasticized polyvinyl chloride film having a first side and a second side; a first transparent polymer layer overlying the first side of the plasticized polyvinyl... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090168180 - Lens barrel and optical element driving device: A lens barrel has a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a first support frame for supporting the first lens group, a second support frame for supporting the second lens group, a third support frame for supporting the third lens group, a first drive unit,... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20090168179 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens and an image pickup apparatus are disclosed. The zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090168181 - Color filter and method for fabricating the same: A structure of a color filter is provided. The color filter structure includes a substrate, in which a number of first pixel regions, a number of second pixel regions, and a number of third pixel regions are defined on the substrate. Each first pixel region includes a first stack layer;... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090168182 - Optical device and optical filter: An optical device is provided. The optical device comprises a substrate having a coating region and a non-coating region. A first film is on the coating region, wherein the first film has a band edge structure extending to a portion of the non-coating region with an angle between a surface... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC
20090168183 - Optical member and display having the same: The present invention relates to an optical member for controlling light refraction and a display. An optical member of the present invention includes a base material and a foaming portion having a large number of foam elements. According to the present invention, a reflection or diffusion sheet can be manufactured... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20090168184 - Anti-reflection coating, optical member, exchange lens unit and imaging device: An anti-reflection coating comprising first to seventh layers formed on a substrate in this order, the first layer being an alumina-based layer, the seventh layer being a porous, silica-based layer, and each of the first to seventh layers having predetermined refractive index and optical thickness in a wavelength range of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090168185 - Electrochromic windshield with computer vision control: A system  includes a first camera system [215, 220] to capture first images of a selected person  within a vehicle  having a windshield  with an electrochromic layer  comprised of a plurality of electrochromic pixels , and to determine a location of the selected person's eyes.... Agent: Motorola/fetf
20090168186 - Device and method for reducing etendue in a diode laser: An optical assembly for reducing the etendue of a diode laser light source having a plurality of laser light emitters. The optical assembly comprises a first optical device for collimating beams of light emitted from the emitters of the diode laser. A second optical device spatially shifts a portion of... Agent: Grant R Clayton Clayton Howarth & Cannon, PC
20090168187 - Lenticular lens array element: A lens element comprising: a rear substrate having a front surface provided with a surface relief having a plurality of zones each capable of providing a lens effect; a front substrate disposed in front of the rear substrate and having a rear surface provided with a surface relief having a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20090168188 - Image forming apparatus, optical scanning device, and plastic lens: A plastic lens molded in a mold having two first molding blocks and two second molding blocks. The first molding blocks transfer light incidence and emission surfaces. The second molding blocks are provided to both ends of the first molding blocks, disposed parallel to an optical axis and facing each... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090168189 - Projection optical system, exposure apparatus, and exposure method: A projection objective includes at least four curved mirrors, which include a first curved mirror that is a most optically forward mirror and a second curved mirror that is a second most optically forward mirror, as defined along a light path. In addition, an intermediate lens element is disposed physically... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090168190 - Imaging device: It is an object of the present invention to provide an imaging device that, even if the optical axis of the multifocal lens has a deviation resulting from its decentered surfaces, can prevent an image from being deteriorated by the low precision lens. The imaging device 1 comprises a solid... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090168191 - Photomask inspection apparatus: According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a photomask inspection apparatus which observes a pattern provided on a mask substrate of a mask to inspect the mask including an object lens, and a liquid that is present between a last lens in the side closer to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090168192 - Optical system and optical apparatus including the same: An optical system includes a first negative lens element disposed nearest a front side and a first positive lens element whose front surface resides within a distance 0.4 L from the surface nearest the front side toward a rear side of the optical system having a total lens length L.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090168193 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens configured by arranging a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a fourth lens group, and a fifth lens group in order from the object side to the image side, and further having an aperture diaphragm on the object side of the third... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090168194 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens has, in order from the object side thereof, a positive first lens unit G1, a negative second lens unit G2 and a rear group having a positive refracting power and composed of at least one lens unit. The lens unit located closest to the object side in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090168195 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens has, in order from the object side thereof, a positive first lens unit G1, a negative second lens unit G2, a positive third lens unit G3, a fourth lens unit G4, and an aperture stop S disposed closer to the image side than the second lens unit... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20090168196 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear lens unit including one or more... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090168197 - Zoom lens: An exemplary zoom lens comprises, in order from an object side of the zoom lens, a first lens module having a negative refractive power, a second lens module having a positive refractive power and a third lens module having a positive refractive power. When the zoom lens is adjusted from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090168198 - Zoom lens assembly controlled by shape memory material: A zoom lens assembly comprises a first optical component, a second optical component, and an actuator. The actuator comprises a shape memory material that changes its shape in response to electrical or thermal fields to change the distance between the first and second optical components.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20090168199 - Lens control apparatus, lens barrel, imaging apparatus, and optical apparatus: A lens control apparatus includes a temperature detection unit configured to detect a temperature near a zoom lens and a focus lens, a zoom lens drive unit configured to drive the zoom lens, and a controller configured, if it is determined that a current temperature near the zoom lens and... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090168200 - Lens position control apparatus, imaging apparatus, and control method: It is provided an imaging apparatus including a plurality of motors configured to be driven to move lenses in synchronous with a drive pulse, a position detection unit configured to detect one of positions of the lenses moved by the driving of the plurality of motors, an operation unit configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090168201 - Imaging lens module: An imaging lens module includes a fixed diaphragm and an optical module. The optical module includes first, second, third, fourth and fifth lenses arranged from an object side to an image side in a sequence of: the first lens, having a negative refractive power, a convex surface disposed towards the... Agent: Shu-tzu Lai
20090168202 - Imaging lens: Disclosed is an imaging lens. The imaging lens includes a first lens having positive (+) power, a second lens having negative (−) power, and a third lens having positive (+) power and an inflection point on an imaging surface thereof facing an image side, wherein the first to third lenses... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20090168203 - Lens module: A lens module includes a barrel, a lens, and a light leveling assembly. The barrel includes an opening, which allows a light to pass therethrough. The lens is accommodated in the barrel. The light leveling assembly is accommodated in the barrel. The light leveling assembly includes a substrate and a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090168205 - Composite optical device: A composite optical device 1 includes a first optical section 10 having an optical functional surface 11 and a second optical section 20 bonded to the first optical section 10 on the optical functional surface 11. The optical functional surface 11 includes a smooth part 13 and a concave-convex part... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090168204 - Lens, lens unit, and imaging device using the same: A lens is provided which is configured so that the dimensional accuracy of the lens surface can be evaluated easily and accurately, and the control of the accuracy of the lens can be easily performed. The lens comprises a lens effective part having lens surfaces formed around an optical axis... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20090168206 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel has a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a first support frame for supporting the first lens group, a second support frame for supporting the second lens group, a first driving unit, a shutter unit, and an aperture unit. The first lens... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center
20090168207 - Replacement apparatus for an optical element: A replacement apparatus for an optical element mounted between two adjacent optical elements in a lithography objective has a holder for the optical element to be replaced, which holder can be moved into the lithography objective through a lateral opening in a housing of the same.... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20090168208 - Lens drive apparatus: A lens drive apparatus includes: a base member; a holder having a cylindrical shape and movably supported in an optical axis direction relative to the base member; a cam member and moving the holder in the optical axis direction by abutting with the holder; and a biasing member urging the... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20090168209 - Focusing device and focusing method: A focusing device is provided. The focusing device has a changing focal length along a physical parameter thereof. The focusing device could be annular or in a shape of a disk. The annular focusing device has a width thereof changing with a periphery thereof, and the disk-shaped focusing device has... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20090168210 - Lens holder: An exemplary lens holder (30) includes a lens holding platform (35), a base (31), a resilient element (33), and three platform supporting members (32). The platform supporting members (32) connect the lens holding platform (35) with the base (31), and are aligned on different axes. The resilient element (33) is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090168211 - Auxiliary mirror assembly for sideview mirror of car: An auxiliary mirror assembly for a sideview mirror of a car includes an auxiliary mirror including a mirror body and a connecting base, a first support bar and a second support bar each mounted on the connecting base, a first holding base and a second holding base each mounted on... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.Previous industry: Facsimile and static presentation processing
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