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Optical: systems and elements August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090213443 - Apparatus and method for encoding or/and decoding digital hologram: Provided is an apparatus for encoding and/or decoding a digital hologram. The apparatus for encoding a digital hologram includes: a segmentation unit for dividing a digital hologram inputted from an external device into a plurality of blocks; an orthogonal transforming unit for orthogonally transforming each of the divided blocks; a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090213444 - Quantum computing method and quantum computer: A quantum bit computation method includes operating a two-quantum-bit gate on quantum bits of a first physical system and a second physical system, second energy states of second physical systems except for the first physical system and the second physical system do not change, three energy states being represented by... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090213445 - Optical scanning device and optical reading system provided with the optical scanning device: An optical scanning device according to an embodiment of the present invention has a support spring composed of S-shaped leaf springs. The support spring is bent at the middle, providing an L-shaped spring, which is composed of two independently working components. One component dominantly biases the scanning mirror body. The... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, Pc

20090213446 - Solar module patterning apparatus: A solar module patterning apparatus comprises a laser oscillator, a homogenizer and a scanner. The laser oscillator generates a laser beam having a predetermined wavelength. The homogenizer homogenizes an intensity distribution of the generated laser beam provided from the laser oscillator. The scanner scans the laser beam to a solar... Agent: The Belles Group, P.c.

20090213447 - Light beam scanning device: A light beam scanning device may include a light source device, and an optical deflection mechanism for scanning a light beam which is emitted from the light source device over a prescribed angular range by an optical deflection element. The light source device may be provided with a light emitting... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090213448 - Optical system: An optical system, adapted for providing an image beam, including a light source, a beam splitting/combining device, and a light valve is provided. The light source provides an illumination beam. The beam splitting/combining device includes a first polarizing beam splitter (PBS), a second PBS, a quarter wave plate (QWP), and... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090213449 - Mems display: A displaying apparatus that includes a plurality of electromechanical system elements arranged in rows. The electromechanical system elements of each of the rows are further arranged in subrows. The subrows of each row are electrically connected. Certain of the electromechanical system elements have a hysteresis stability window that is nested... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090213450 - Support structures for electromechanical systems and methods of fabricating the same: A method of making an interferometric modulator element includes forming at least two posts, such as posts formed from spin-on glass, on a substrate. In alternate embodiments, the posts may be formed after certain layers of the modulator elements have been deposited on the substrate. An interferometric modulator element includes... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090213451 - Method of manufacturing mems devices providing air gap control: Methods and apparatus are provided for controlling a depth of a cavity between two layers of a light modulating device. A method of making a light modulating device includes providing a substrate, forming a sacrificial layer over at least a portion of the substrate, forming a reflective layer over at... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090213452 - Color display devices: The present invention is directed to color display devices. The color display devices comprise display cells which is capable of displaying multiple color states. The display device may also comprise black matrix layers or a brightness enhancement structure on the viewing side. The present invention is directed to a display... Agent: Howrey LLP

20090213453 - Measurements of polarization-dependent loss (pdl) and degree of polarization (dop) using optical polarization controllers: Devices and techniques that use a polarization controller and a feedback control to the polarization controller to systematically control the polarization of light output from the polarization controller in measuring the polarization dependent loss (PDL) of an optical device or material that receives the light from the polarization controller or... Agent: Fish & Richardson, Pc

20090213454 - Raman amplification apparatus and distributed raman amplification system as well as starting up method for distributed raman amplification system: A Raman amplification apparatus includes a pumping light supplying section, a main signal wavelength light level acquisition section, a monitoring signal wavelength light level acquisition section, a function information storage section for storing, as function information, information regarding functions for deriving a noise amount and a gain by Raman amplification... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090213455 - Optical amplifier: An optical amplifier for amplifying light includes a light source for emitting pump light in accordance with current amount; a rear earth element doped optical fiber doped rear earth element, the rear earth element doped optical fiber pumped by the pump light from the light source; a detector for detecting... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090213456 - Illumination module for evanescent illumination and microscope: A microscope with a light source that produces an illumination light beam for evanescently illuminating a sample includes an adjustment mechanism with which the polarization of the illumination light beam may be changed.... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090213457 - Illumination device for a microscope: An illumination device for a microscope has a variable working distance (d, d′), at which an object is illuminated obliquely from two different directions. Light from a light source is split into at least two illumination beam paths. In order to adapt to the different working distances, the light is... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

20090213458 - Floor mounted rear projection screen structure and display system: A floor mounted rear projection screen structure and display system is provided that includes a rear projection screen disposed in an opening defined in the floor and a projection system for projecting images onto the projection screen from beneath the screen.... Agent: Hasse & Nesbitt Llc

20090213459 - Contact lens for three dimensional visualization: A contact lens set for stereoscopic visualization includes a left contact lens comprising a first lens substrate incorporating a first polarizer, and a right contact lens comprising a lens substrate incorporating a second polarizer. The first polarizer comprises a first plurality of parallel lines having sub-wavelength pitch and oriented in... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, Pllc

20090213460 - Light diffusion film: A light diffusion film 20 having a wide diffusion range of light can be obtained by using 1) fibers 21 having a large refractive index difference from a transparent resin 22, and/or 2) fibers 21 which comprise two kinds of birefringent regions 21A and 21B wherein one birefringent region is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090213461 - Optical module: An optical module according to the invention can achieve an optical system using a transmission-type diffraction grating for bending the optical path of incident light with a specific wavelength by about 90°. A substrate of the transmission-type diffraction grating is mounted at an angle in a range of +5° with... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.c.

20090213462 - Optical film, polarization plate and image display device: An optical film, includes: a transparent support; and at least one low refractive index layer on or above the transparent support, wherein the low refractive index layer is formed from a low refractive index layer forming composition containing (A) a hydrophobic polyrotaxane compound, (B) a fluorine-containing copolymer and an organic... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090213463 - Cavity ring-down spectroscopy mirror, and methods of using same: A cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) mirror is constructed to resist migration of a maximum reflectance peak during use where the CRDS mirror may become accreted with contamination that would otherwise cause the maximum reflectance peak to migrate. The mirror includes a mirror stack disposed on a mirror substrate and a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090213465 - Light diffusion film: A light diffusion film (20) having small back scattering can be obtained by using fibers having two kinds of birefringent regions (21A) and (21B). An outer portion of fiber (21) is a first birefringent region 21A and an inner portion of fiber (21) is a second birefringent region (21B). While... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090213464 - Light polarizing sheet and manufacturing method for same: The light polarizing sheet of the present invention comprises a first polarizing lens sheet including a sheet-shaped substrate and a first lens portion formed on one face of the substrate; and a second polarizing lens sheet including a sheet-shaped substrate and a second lens portion formed on one face of... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090213466 - Beam splitter apparatus and system: A beam splitter apparatus comprises a beam splitter and a plurality of prisms disposed about the beam splitter. The beam splitter apparatus is configured to split an incident laser beam into a plurality of beamlets exhibiting substantially equal energy and traversing substantially equal optical path lengths through the beam splitter... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090213467 - Device for splitting a light beam: Device for splitting a light beam (1), including at least one lens array (3) with a plurality of lenses (3a-3i) of which at least two have a mutually differing, positive focal length, wherein the light beam (1) that is to be split can pass through the at least one lens... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus

20090213468 - Michelson-interferometer-based delay-line interferometers: An interferometer includes a means for splitting, at a splitting location, an input light beam into a first beam and a second beam; and means for recombining, at a recombination location, the first beam and the second beam. The interferometer is designed such that the first beam will travel a... Agent: Antonio R. Durando

20090213469 - Optical element, production method therefor, and composite component provided with an optical element: An optical element (14) is specified which is suitable for an optoelectronic component and has a carrier part (1) and a beam shaping part (12), wherein the beam shaping part is molded onto the carrier part, or vice versa. A corresponding production method and a composite device comprising the optical... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090213470 - Projection optical system and image display device: A projection optical system, in which a plurality of light flux emitted from one conjugate plane enters another conjugate plane and an image formed on the one conjugate plane is projected on the other conjugate plane, includes: a first optical system including at least one lens; and a second optical... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090213471 - Variable focus lens: The invention relates to a variable focus lens (10), comprising a rigid ring (22), a flexible membrane (20) attached to the front surface of the ring, a rigid transparent front cover (40), attached to the flexible membrane (50), and a rigid rear cover (20) on the rear surface of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090213472 - Image pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus including the same: An image pickup optical system includes a first-lens unit having negative refractive power; a second-lens unit having positive refractive power and being disposed closer to an image side than the first-lens unit; an aperture; and a diffraction optical part provided on the joint surface of a first-cemented lens closer to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090213473 - Telescopes for simultaneous clear viewing of objects and areas both near and distant: A telescope that provides for simultaneous clear viewing of objects or areas at various distances may be either Galilean or astronomical. The telescope may be mounted on or into any mechanism or device used for targeting or aiming. Such devices may include iron sights of small arms weapons, and cameras... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.c.

20090213474 - Optical object distance simulation device for reducing total optical path: An optical object distance simulation device for reducing total optical path includes: a lens, an achromatic lens set, a first image lens, and a second image lens. The achromatic lens set disposes beside one side of the lens, the first image lens disposes beside one side of the achromatic lens... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090213475 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image consisting of three lens elements with refractive power, in order from the object side to the image side: a meniscus first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; an aperture stop; a meniscus plastic second lens element with negative... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090213476 - Composite lens: A composite lens of the present invention has a base lens and a resin lens placed on the base lens. The resin lens has, in an area outside an optically effective diameter, a first surface, a second surface that is adjacent to the first surface, and a third surface that... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090213477 - Retractably mounted magnifying glass assembly: A magnifying glass having a frame with gripping means, the frame forming the periphery of a magnifying glass formed of a clear plastic polycarbonate, the frame having an attachment member for attachment of a biased, retractable, flexible cord, which flexible, retractable cord is biasly secured to and stored within a... Agent: Clifford G. Frayne

20090213478 - Optically accessible cover: The present invention relates to a means for covering and to a device for performing processes and/or reactions involving at least one sample, which are conducted in a temperature-controlled environment and which require optical access to at least one sample.... Agent: King Spalding LLP

20090213479 - Coordinated pivoting and extending vehicle mirror: An exterior vehicle mirror system has a vehicle mountable support and a support arm. A mirror housing is movable along the support arm between the support and a distal end. An electrically powered mirror unit adjust mechanism can adjust the mirror unit about horizontal and vertical axes. An electrically powered... Agent: Mcgarry Bair Pc

20090213480 - Vehicle rear miror having a display: A vehicle rear mirror having a display comprises a seat having an insertion rod which is controlled by an electromagnetic valve; a body having a display unit; the body being slideable along the seat; the body being capable of moving outwards by an elastic force; one side of the body... Agent: Shin-nan Li

20090213481 - Side mirror assembly with integrated spotting mirror: A mirror assembly for a motor vehicle includes a base that is fixedly secured to the motor vehicle. A housing is fixedly secured to the base. The housing defines an opening. A mirror is operatively secured to the housing at the opening. The mirror defines a main viewing portion and... Agent: Reising Ethington P.c.

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090207464 - Holograms and hologram fabrication methods and apparatus: A method of preparing a hologram on a substrate, the method comprising: providing a hologram recording medium, the material comprising a carrier bearing a photosensitive hologram recording layer; recording a hologram in said photosensitive hologram recording layer; applying an adhesive to said hologram recording layer; attaching said carrier bearing said... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20090207465 - Multiple security means comprising an interactive security element: The present invention relates to a multiple security means comprising at least one interactive security element and at least one further second security element, wherein the interactive security element comprises at least one volume hologram being responsive to at least one applied external stimulus, the use of said security means... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090207466 - Holographic display devices: This invention relates to optical systems for holographic projectors. We describe a holographic image projection system, the system including: a spatial light modulator (SLM) for displaying a hologram; first optics to provide an input beam to said SLM; second optics to process an output beam from said SLM to provide... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090207467 - Single laser illuminating and pointing systems: Dual-function laser systems and methods are disclosed. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a laser source configured to emit a beam; an optical element spaced apart from the laser source; and a diffractive element positioned to diffract the beam to provide a diffracted beam to the optical element such that... Agent: Constellation Law Group, PLLC

20090207468 - Method for generating a universal pinhole pattern for use in confocal microscopes: The invention relates to a pinhole disk, which can be used in a transmitted light mode as a filter disk, in particular in confocal microscopes, and consists of an optically transparent material with an inner hole having a fixed outer radius rmax and inner radius rmin. The optically transparent material... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090207469 - Method for reciprocal polarization (cross-polarization): During cross-polarization, both sub-beams of a complex polarization undergo both a transmission and a reflection. To achieve this, a first polarizing sub-process is coupled to the complementary polarizing sub-process (transmission coupled to reflection, reflection coupled to transmission). Both sub-beams show the same polarization contrast and the same intensity, and both... Agent: Dr. Bernhard Rudolf Bausenwein

20090207470 - Two-photon-absorption optical filter: A tunable optical filter includes a medium configured to perform polarization rotation on a portion of a linearly polarized signal beam having a frequency within a selected frequency band, wherein the medium is circularly birefringent within the frequency band, and wherein the polarization rotation is achieved based on two-photon-absorption. The... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090207471 - Automatic window tint: My invention will be used to cut down utility costs in homes and buildings, be a burglar deterrent, as becoming opaque is one of the features, and replacing car windshield sun blocks as well as blinds in school, buildings, homes, etc. The photosensitivity is manipulated through voltage input. In NYC... Agent: Deeanna Blette

20090207472 - Optical device including gate insulating layer having edge effect: Provided is an optical device having an edge effect with improved phase shift and propagation loss of light without decreasing the dynamic characteristics of the optical device. The optical device includes a first semiconductor layer which is doped with a first type of conductive impurities, and has a recessed groove... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20090207473 - Device having power generating black mask and method of fabricating the same: A power generating black mask comprising an anti-reflection layer deposited over a substrate, a first electrode layer deposited over the anti-reflection layer, a semi-conductor layer deposited over the first electrode layer and a second electrode layer deposited over the semi-conductor layer.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090207474 - Micro mirror device: The present invention provides a mirror device, comprising: a mirror; an elastic hinge for supporting the mirror and the elastic hinge has a specific electric resistance. The mirror device further includes an electrode for controlling the mirror, wherein a voltage is applied to the elastic hinge for a predetermined period... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090207475 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus according to one or more embodiments includes an array substrate and an opposite substrate facing the array substrate. Pixels areas are defined in the array substrate, and each pixel area includes a pixel electrode having concave-convex patterns at the edges thereof when viewed in a plan view.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090207477 - Electrophoretic display device, method of manufacturing electrophoretic display device, and electronic device: An electrophoretic display device is provided. The electrophoretic display device comprises a first electrode provided on a surface of a first base member; second electrodes provided on a surface of a second base member so that the second electrodes are placed in a facing relationship with the first electrode; and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090207476 - Electrophoretic particle, electrophoretic particle dispersion liquid, image display medium, and image display device:

20090207479 - Display element: This invention provides a display element comprising an electrolyte between opposed electrodes. The electrolyte contains silver, or a compound containing silver. The opposed electrodes are driven and operated so that silver is dissolved and precipitated. The display element is characterized in that this electrolyte satisfies the following requirements a to... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090207478 - Optical power limiting and switching combined device and a method for protecting imaging and non-imaging sensors: An optical power limiting and switching device comprises at least one plate made of transparent dielectric material, and a thin limiting solid mixture coated on one side of the plate. Upon being exposed to an optical power beam having a power level exceeding a predetermined limit power, the layer of... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090207480 - Wavelength converting apparatus: A wavelength converting apparatus that improves output performance of laser light subjected to wavelength conversion while improving the efficiency of laser light wavelength conversion. Wavelength converting apparatus (100) has: nonlinear optical crystal (110) converting wavelength of laser light propagating inside wavelength converting apparatus (100); right angle prism (130) deflecting laser... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090207481 - Wavelength converter: Provided is a wavelength converter capable of generating a converted signal having a wavelength different from the wavelength of input light. The wavelength converter of the present invention comprises: (1) a pump light source for outputting pump light; (2) a light multiplexing part for multiplexing the input light and the... Agent: Venable LLP

20090207482 - Optical transmission system using raman amplifier and controlling method thereof: The optical transmission system modulates backward Raman pump light provided to an optical transmission line on one link side of an uplink and downlink, to thereby transmit a pilot signal for confirming a connection state of the optical transmission line to a node on an upstream side. When the pilot... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090207483 - Photonic bandgap fiber and fiber amplifier: A photonic bandgap fiber includes a core of a solid material; a first cladding provided around the core; a low-refractive-index region provided in a part of a core vicinity portion of the first cladding and whose average refractive index is lower than that of the core; and a periodic structure... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090207484 - Fast power transient supression in constant power-mode controlled optical amplifiers: The specification describes an improved approach to suppressing fast transients in optical amplifier systems. The approach relies on operating the amplifier in an automatic power-mode control with an extra loss component. It is applicable to optical amplifiers based on rare earth amplifier media, such as erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs).... Agent: Law Office Of Peter V.d. Wilde

20090207485 - Photonic bandgap fiber: A photonic bandgap fiber includes a core and a cladding that surrounds the core. In this photonic bandgap fiber, high refractive index portions which have a refractive index higher than that of a medium of the cladding are provided in the cladding so as to form a triangular lattice structure... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090207486 - Amplifier optical fiber comprising nanoparticles and production method: An amplifier optical fiber comprising a central core of a dielectric matrix doped with at least one element ensuring the amplification of an optical signal transmitted in the fiber and a cladding surrounding the central core and suitable for confining the optical signal transmitted in the core. The fiber also... Agent: Adams Intellectual Property Law, P.A.

20090207487 - Method of manufacturing a projection objective and projection objective: The disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a projection objective, and a projection objective, such as a projection objective configured to be used in a microlithographic process. The method can include defining an initial design for the projection objective and optimizing the design using a merit function. The method... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090207488 - Screen and projection system: A screen includes a screen sheet including a lens array having a plurality of element lenses arranged in a two-dimensional plane on the front side of the screen, a plurality of reflection surfaces disposed on the backside of the lens array, the plurality of reflection surfaces inclined to the two-dimensional... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090207489 - Optical processing device and optical processing method: An optical processing device includes: a light source that outputs second light having a first polarization state or a second polarization state in synchronization with the pulse timing of the pulse of first light; a first nonlinear medium that controls the polarization state of the first light pulse in accordance... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090207491 - Polarizing plate protective film, polarizing plate, and liquid crystal display: A polarizing plate protective film forming a polarizing plate by sandwiching a polarizer with two of the polarizing plate protective films, wherein at least one of the two polarizing plate protective films exhibits Ro defined by Expression (I) of 0 to 10 mm and Rt defined by Expression (II) of... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090207490 - Retardation film and polyester resin for optical use: wherein Ma is the number of moles of an alkali metal element contained in 1 ton of the polyester resin, Mb is the number of moles of an alkaline earth metal element contained in 1 ton of the polyester resin, Mc is the sum of the number of moles of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090207493 - Foreign substance removing device and foreign substance removing method: There is provided a foreign substance removing device which is capable of moving a foreign substance in a desired direction at a high removing efficiency. The foreign substance removing device removes a foreign substance on an object. A vibrator has first and second piezoelectric elements provided on the object. Power... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20090207492 - Optical layered body, polarizer, and image display device: e

20090207494 - Laparoscopic camera: The lens at the tip of a laparoscopic camera is kept clean by creating a compartment in front of it pressurized by CO2 gas. The gas exits the compartment via a small aperture that also serves as an aperture for the optical system. The escaping gas is vented to the... Agent: Daniel Gelbart

20090207495 - Wavelength separation film and filter for optical communication using the same: A wavelength separation film having a structure containing plural thin films laminated to each other including a first thin film containing a high refractive index material, a second thin film containing a low refractive index material, and a third thin film containing a material having an intermediate refractive index that... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20090207497 - Diffuser with light condensing function: One face of a substrate of a diffuser with a light condensing function is disposed with a plurality of prism rods; at least one inclined face of parts of prism rods is disposed with a rough diffusion face; the diffusion face may be positioned on any position of the inclined... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell

20090207496 - Polycarbonate resin composition for light diffusion plates, and light diffusion plate: There is provided a light diffusion plate for liquid crystal display devices which can be produced with an excellent productivity by an injection molding method, and have a thin thickness and a large size (wide area) and are excellent in dimensional stability, optical properties and mechanical strength. The present invention... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090207498 - Device and methods for magnifying text: The present invention features a magnifying sheet for magnifying the text on a medicine bottle or a display panel of an electronic device. The magnifying sheet comprises a front side and a back side, wherein the front side comprises a magnifying component, wherein the back side comprises a non-permanent adhesive.... Agent: Nw-ip-law

20090207499 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same: where β2(t) is a lateral magnification of the second lens component in a telephoto position in infinite focusing, β2(w) is a lateral magnification of the second lens component in a wide-angle position in infinite focusing, β4(t) is a lateral magnification of the fourth lens component in the telephoto position in... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090207500 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same: where Y49 is an aspherical amount of the aspherical surface at a position where a chief ray of light incident on the most object-side lens unit at an angle of 49° with the optical axis is incident on a most object-side aspherical surface in the lens unit and ihw is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090207501 - Zoom lens and imaging device having the same: A zoom lens including, in an order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a rear group including at least one lens group, the zooming operation being performed by changing a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090207502 - Zoom lens and image taking apparatus: A zoom lens having a variable image magnification, for introducing object light from an object side toward a light receiving surface on an optical axis, is provided. An objective lens system has a positive refractive power, and includes a prism for reflecting the object light being incident to guide the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090207503 - Lens tube, optical device having the lens tube, and method for producing the lens tube: A lens tube includes a standard member, a lens, a guide, and a pushing member. The standard member has a standard surface via which the standard member is to be mounted to a camera main body. The lens retainer retains at least one lens and is connected to the standard... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090207504 - Optical system for taking image: An optical system for taking image comprises three lens elements with refractive power, wherein a first lens element with positive refractive power includes at least one aspheric surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power, and a third lens element with negative refractive power includes at least one aspheric... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090207505 - Light shieldling structure of an optical device: A light shielding structure of an optical device, includes a plurality of optical elements arranged at different positions in an optical axis direction. The light shielding structure includes at least one annular light shielding member positioned between two of the optical elements to shield harmful light, and a plurality of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090207507 - Imaging lens and image pickup device: An imaging lens includes in order from an object side, a stop and a first lens to a fourth lens. Both the surfaces of a third lens have surfaces including at least one inflection point, and an inclination of each surface at the terminal end part of a periphery within... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090207506 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises four lens elements from the object side to the image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a concave image-side surface,... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090207508 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens includes in order from an object side: a first lens including a positive lens having a convex surface directed to the object side; a stop; a second lens including a positive lens having a convex surface directed to an image side; a third lens including a negative... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090207509 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes a rectangular image sensor, and an imaging optical system which includes an on-axis lens element and a radially-retractable lens element. The radially-retractable lens element is supported by a free end of a swingable arm pivoted about an axis eccentric from the imaging optical axis. The on-axis... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090207510 - Flame scanner collimator body: A flame scanner collimator, which monitors flames produced by a fossil fuel fired combustion chamber, includes: a substantially cylindrical collimator body defining a hollow portion; a first chamber connected to a second chamber, the first and second chambers defining the hollow portion, the second chamber having a larger diameter than... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - Alstom Power

20090207511 - Assembly for adjusting an optical element: An assembly for fixation or adjusting of an optical element (1) with, regard to an outer mount or support (4) wherein the optical element (1) is alignable with regard to a structure of the optical arrangement, particularly the objective structure or the objective barrel, having an optical axis or with... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090207512 - Vibration actuator, lens barrel and camera: To provide a vibration actuator having-good driving performance even when miniaturized, and a lens barrel and camera provided with the same. A first aspect of the present invention is to provide a vibration actuator comprising, an electromechanical conversion element, having a first joining face, and which is subject to excitation,... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090207513 - Multi-zone mirrors: A multi-zone reflector having an opaque zone and a transflective zone. The reflector includes a supporting base, a lower reflecting layer disposed adjacent the supporting base, and an upper reflecting layer extending over the opacifying layer and the transflective zone of the reflector. The lower reflecting layer substantially completely covers... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP

20090207514 - Reflective mirror assembly: A reflective mirror assembly includes an electrochromic reflective element providing a rearward field of view to a driver of a vehicle equipped with the reflective mirror assembly. The electrochromic reflective element includes an electrochromic medium disposed between a front substrate and a rear substrate in a cavity established by a... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201564 - Monitoring modulator bias using photon absorption: Monitoring a bias point of an optical modulator includes receiving an optical signal modulated by the optical modulator. Photons of the optical signal are received at a photon reactive material operable to produce a reaction in response to the arrival of a predetermined number of photons. Reactions are produced in... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090201566 - Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same: A system and method for an optical component that masks non-active portions of a display and provides an electrical path for one or more display circuits. In one embodiment an optical device includes a substrate, a plurality of optical elements on the substrate, each optical element having an optical characteristic... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090201565 - Devices and methods for enhancing brightness of displays using angle conversion layers: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to enhancing the brightness of displays that employ illumination systems. In some embodiments, the illumination systems include light guides, diffractive microstructure, and light-turning features. The diffractive microstructure may be configured to receive ambient light at a first angle and produce diffracted light at... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090201567 - Optical filter device and method of reducing vignetting: An optical filter device (10) comprises a translucent medium (14) in which a light-blocking material is dissolved for filtering incident light. The optical filter has an optical axis (16) extending through the translucent medium. The translucent medium has a thickness distribution substantially parallel to the optical axis. The thickness distribution... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090201568 - Three states of micro mirror device: The present invention provides a spatial light modulator, comprising a mirror modulating a light emitted from a light source, wherein the mirror is further controlled to operate with at least three stationary states whereby an image is projected with a gray scale expression through a combination of modulation of the... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090201569 - Display particle and method for producing the same, display particle dispersion, display medium, and display device: A display particle includes: a colored particle including a polymer having a charging group and a colorant; and a reactive silicone polymer or a reactive long-chain alkyl polymer, the polymer being bound to or covering the surface of the colored particle.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090201570 - Electrophoretic light modulator: An electrophoretic light modulator includes a plurality of similarly charged particles comprising a first optical characteristic. The electrophoretic light modulator also includes at least one reflecting surface comprising a second optical characteristic different that the first optical characteristic. The electrophoretic light modulator further includes a pair of electrodes that create... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20090201571 - Integrated front light diffuser for reflective displays: A reflective electronic display includes a front light assembly with a diffuser for enlarging the viewing cone of the display. The front light may include a substrate, a plurality of optical turning features, and a diffuser formed therebetween. The haze of the diffuser may be spatially non-uniform and switchable between... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090201572 - Metamaterial gradient index lens: Examples of the present invention include a gradient index element formed from a material such as a metamaterial, the material having an index profile and an index gradient profile, where the index profile includes at least one discontinuity and the index gradient profile is substantially continuous.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090201573 - Methods and systems for compensation of self-phase modulation in fiber-based amplification systems: Methods and systems for compensation of Self-Phase Modulation 35 in fiber-based amplifier systems 20.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090201574 - Optical amplification module and laser light source designed to suppress photodarkening: The present invention relates to an optical amplification module having a construction which effectively suppresses photodarkening, and to a laser light source including the same. The laser light source comprises a light source for outputting light to be amplified, and an optical amplification module. The optical amplification module comprises two... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090201575 - High power parallel fiber arrays: High power parallel fiber arrays for the amplification of high peak power pulses are described. Fiber arrays based on individual fiber amplifiers as well as fiber arrays based on multi-core fibers can be implemented. The optical phase between the individual fiber amplifier elements of the fiber array is measured and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090201576 - Optical fiber amplifier and a control method therefor: A fiber amplifier having two erbium doped fiber coils and a pump laser diode optically coupled, through a fiber array, to a planar lightwave circuit, is described. A photodetector array, a multiport free-space optical isolator, and a strip of thin-film gain flattening filter are attached to a side surface of... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20090201577 - Light source: An apparatus for providing light to molecules of a specimen in a fluorescence microscope includes a light emitting diode and an optical element including a phosphor. The molecules have a peak excitation wavelength. The LED emits light at a first wavelength; the phosphor is capable of receiving the light at... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090201578 - Reducing flare in a lens having a dichroic filter: In order to obtain an image with high color fidelity in an environment with a bright source in a field of view, flare must be minimized. An image device that reduces flare may include an absorptive UV cut filter positioned in an integrated optical system and a dichroic IR cut... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20090201579 - Microscope device and resolution method of microscope image: A microscope device includes, an image sensor, an enlarging optical system forming a magnified image of at least part of a target of observation on the image sensor, and an image processor applying an edge enhance filter having a differential function to a pictorial image obtained by the image sensor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090201580 - Methods for implement microscopy and microscopic measurement as well as microscope and apparatus for implementing them: The invention relates to a microscope that enables a phase object or surface pits and projections to be observed at a relatively low image-formation magnification of 4 or lower over a wide viewing range yet in a relatively narrow spatial frequency distribution range. The microscope comprises a light source 2,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090201581 - Method and apparatus providing improved visual capabilities of optical instruments: A color-filtering device for enhancing color from a binocular view includes a first variable color filter element a second variable color filter element: and a mechanical assembly for communication of axial rotation to the first and second filter elements.... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20090201582 - Binoculars having center-focusing and individual-focusing functions: Binoculars having a center-focusing function and an individual-focusing comprise a telescopic base provided at an end thereof with a control sleeve which is connected to a left lens system in a left barrel and a right lens system in a right barrel through an adjusting portion disposed in the telescopic... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090201583 - Polarizing film for window and front window for means of traveling: There is provided a front window for means of traveling, which contains at least a base, a polarizing film, and a anti-reflection film, wherein the polarizing film contains at least an anisotropic absorber, and the anisotropic absorber has a reduction ratio of a parallel polarized light (s-polarized light) included in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090201584 - Plastic polarized lens and method of producing the same: To provide a plastic polarized lens which is excellent in processability and the like as well as in adhesion property of the polarized film, and a method of producing the same. In the plastic polarized lens of the present invention, layers comprised of thiourethane-based resins obtained by reacting (A) isocyanate... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090201585 - Optical system and optical apparatus using the same: An optical system includes a front lens group, a stop, and a rear lens group arranged successively in order from the object side toward the image side. The front lens group includes a solid material element having a refractive action. The rear lens group includes a diffractive optical element. The... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201586 - Optically variable element with partial transparent element: An optically variable element, in particular an optically variable safeguard element for safeguarding banknotes, credit cards and the like, and a security product and a foil, in particular an embossing foil or a laminating foil, having such an optically variable element. The optically variable element has a thin film for... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090201587 - Optical filter and display device having the same: An optical filter for a display device placed in front of a display panel 1000 of the display device includes a first layer 310 which is formed at a first area A1 and has a first light blocking ratio. The amount of light transmitted through the first area A1 is... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090201588 - Illuminating device, illuminating method, image signal processing device, image signal processing method, and image projecting apparatus: An illuminating device is provided. The illuminating device includes a light source, a dividing unit, an optical unit and a light-distribution control unit. The dividing unit is configured to divide light emitted from the light source into light beams. The optical unit is configured to allow at least one of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201589 - Wide field of view head-up display system: A projection system, such as a system suitable for head-up displays in automobiles, includes a laser projection source (101) and a scanner (102). Light from the laser projection source (101) is scanned across a projection surface (104), which can be a car's windshield. The projection surface (104) includes a buried... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090201590 - Optical system and optical apparatus including optical system: An optical system used for an image pickup apparatus including an image pickup element is provided. The optical system includes a negative lens disposed furthest away on the enlargement conjugation side and satisfies the following condition: 80 degrees<2ω, where 2ω (degrees) denotes an angle of view of the optical system.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201591 - Zoom lens system and camera including the same: A zoom lens system includes a first lens unit having a positive optical power, a second lens unit having a negative optical power which moves during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive optical power which does not move for zooming, and a fourth lens unit having a positive... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201592 - Imaging optical system and imaging apparatus comprising the same: where f is the focal length of the whole imaging optical system, f1 is the focal length of the object-side lens group in the imaging optical system, f2 is the focal length of the image-side lens group in the imaging optical system, and L is the axial distance from the... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090201593 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup lens includes, in order from an object side thereof: a first lens; a second lens comprising a surface facing the image surface side of the image pickup lens which is an aspheric surface; and a third lens. The aspheric surface has a concave shape facing the image... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090201594 - Optical finger navigation device with a folded air lens: A fingerprint navigation system with a folded air lens structure and a folded air lens. The system includes a light source, a folded air lens structure, a light reflector, and a navigation sensor. The folded air lens structure is aligned to direct light from the light source to an object... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20090201595 - Swinging and tilting mechanism, lens barrel, and image capture apparatus: A swinging and tilting mechanism includes a lens, a lens holding frame that holds the lens, a fixed member, and an operation member. The fixed member includes a rotation support portion that rotatably supports the lens holding frame in at least one side surface in one direction perpendicular to an... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090201596 - Aerodynamic side mirror assembly: A side mirror assembly is provided with a plurality of mirror members arranged in a longitudinal array to decrease the lateral profile of the side mirror assembly, and thereby potentially increase fuel economy, without sacrificing field of view for the driver. The mirror members are arranged with reflective surfaces angled... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090201597 - Busterbite: The invention concerns an attachment device for the mounting and fixation of lighting filters. The attachment device consists of at least three tags (2), each one having an adhesive surface (7) to apply onto the edge (5) of the filter (6) and an elastic thread (3) for attachment to both... Agent: Johan Lindblad

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090201564 - Monitoring modulator bias using photon absorption: Monitoring a bias point of an optical modulator includes receiving an optical signal modulated by the optical modulator. Photons of the optical signal are received at a photon reactive material operable to produce a reaction in response to the arrival of a predetermined number of photons. Reactions are produced in... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090201566 - Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same: A system and method for an optical component that masks non-active portions of a display and provides an electrical path for one or more display circuits. In one embodiment an optical device includes a substrate, a plurality of optical elements on the substrate, each optical element having an optical characteristic... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090201565 - Devices and methods for enhancing brightness of displays using angle conversion layers: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to enhancing the brightness of displays that employ illumination systems. In some embodiments, the illumination systems include light guides, diffractive microstructure, and light-turning features. The diffractive microstructure may be configured to receive ambient light at a first angle and produce diffracted light at... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090201567 - Optical filter device and method of reducing vignetting: An optical filter device (10) comprises a translucent medium (14) in which a light-blocking material is dissolved for filtering incident light. The optical filter has an optical axis (16) extending through the translucent medium. The translucent medium has a thickness distribution substantially parallel to the optical axis. The thickness distribution... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090201568 - Three states of micro mirror device: The present invention provides a spatial light modulator, comprising a mirror modulating a light emitted from a light source, wherein the mirror is further controlled to operate with at least three stationary states whereby an image is projected with a gray scale expression through a combination of modulation of the... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090201569 - Display particle and method for producing the same, display particle dispersion, display medium, and display device: A display particle includes: a colored particle including a polymer having a charging group and a colorant; and a reactive silicone polymer or a reactive long-chain alkyl polymer, the polymer being bound to or covering the surface of the colored particle.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090201570 - Electrophoretic light modulator: An electrophoretic light modulator includes a plurality of similarly charged particles comprising a first optical characteristic. The electrophoretic light modulator also includes at least one reflecting surface comprising a second optical characteristic different that the first optical characteristic. The electrophoretic light modulator further includes a pair of electrodes that create... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20090201571 - Integrated front light diffuser for reflective displays: A reflective electronic display includes a front light assembly with a diffuser for enlarging the viewing cone of the display. The front light may include a substrate, a plurality of optical turning features, and a diffuser formed therebetween. The haze of the diffuser may be spatially non-uniform and switchable between... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090201572 - Metamaterial gradient index lens: Examples of the present invention include a gradient index element formed from a material such as a metamaterial, the material having an index profile and an index gradient profile, where the index profile includes at least one discontinuity and the index gradient profile is substantially continuous.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20090201573 - Methods and systems for compensation of self-phase modulation in fiber-based amplification systems: Methods and systems for compensation of Self-Phase Modulation 35 in fiber-based amplifier systems 20.... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20090201574 - Optical amplification module and laser light source designed to suppress photodarkening: The present invention relates to an optical amplification module having a construction which effectively suppresses photodarkening, and to a laser light source including the same. The laser light source comprises a light source for outputting light to be amplified, and an optical amplification module. The optical amplification module comprises two... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090201575 - High power parallel fiber arrays: High power parallel fiber arrays for the amplification of high peak power pulses are described. Fiber arrays based on individual fiber amplifiers as well as fiber arrays based on multi-core fibers can be implemented. The optical phase between the individual fiber amplifier elements of the fiber array is measured and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090201576 - Optical fiber amplifier and a control method therefor: A fiber amplifier having two erbium doped fiber coils and a pump laser diode optically coupled, through a fiber array, to a planar lightwave circuit, is described. A photodetector array, a multiport free-space optical isolator, and a strip of thin-film gain flattening filter are attached to a side surface of... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20090201577 - Light source: An apparatus for providing light to molecules of a specimen in a fluorescence microscope includes a light emitting diode and an optical element including a phosphor. The molecules have a peak excitation wavelength. The LED emits light at a first wavelength; the phosphor is capable of receiving the light at... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090201578 - Reducing flare in a lens having a dichroic filter: In order to obtain an image with high color fidelity in an environment with a bright source in a field of view, flare must be minimized. An image device that reduces flare may include an absorptive UV cut filter positioned in an integrated optical system and a dichroic IR cut... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.l.l.c.

20090201579 - Microscope device and resolution method of microscope image: A microscope device includes, an image sensor, an enlarging optical system forming a magnified image of at least part of a target of observation on the image sensor, and an image processor applying an edge enhance filter having a differential function to a pictorial image obtained by the image sensor... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090201580 - Methods for implement microscopy and microscopic measurement as well as microscope and apparatus for implementing them: The invention relates to a microscope that enables a phase object or surface pits and projections to be observed at a relatively low image-formation magnification of 4 or lower over a wide viewing range yet in a relatively narrow spatial frequency distribution range. The microscope comprises a light source 2,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090201581 - Method and apparatus providing improved visual capabilities of optical instruments: A color-filtering device for enhancing color from a binocular view includes a first variable color filter element a second variable color filter element: and a mechanical assembly for communication of axial rotation to the first and second filter elements.... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20090201582 - Binoculars having center-focusing and individual-focusing functions: Binoculars having a center-focusing function and an individual-focusing comprise a telescopic base provided at an end thereof with a control sleeve which is connected to a left lens system in a left barrel and a right lens system in a right barrel through an adjusting portion disposed in the telescopic... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090201583 - Polarizing film for window and front window for means of traveling: There is provided a front window for means of traveling, which contains at least a base, a polarizing film, and a anti-reflection film, wherein the polarizing film contains at least an anisotropic absorber, and the anisotropic absorber has a reduction ratio of a parallel polarized light (s-polarized light) included in... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090201584 - Plastic polarized lens and method of producing the same: To provide a plastic polarized lens which is excellent in processability and the like as well as in adhesion property of the polarized film, and a method of producing the same. In the plastic polarized lens of the present invention, layers comprised of thiourethane-based resins obtained by reacting (A) isocyanate... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090201585 - Optical system and optical apparatus using the same: An optical system includes a front lens group, a stop, and a rear lens group arranged successively in order from the object side toward the image side. The front lens group includes a solid material element having a refractive action. The rear lens group includes a diffractive optical element. The... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201586 - Optically variable element with partial transparent element: An optically variable element, in particular an optically variable safeguard element for safeguarding banknotes, credit cards and the like, and a security product and a foil, in particular an embossing foil or a laminating foil, having such an optically variable element. The optically variable element has a thin film for... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090201587 - Optical filter and display device having the same: An optical filter for a display device placed in front of a display panel 1000 of the display device includes a first layer 310 which is formed at a first area A1 and has a first light blocking ratio. The amount of light transmitted through the first area A1 is... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090201588 - Illuminating device, illuminating method, image signal processing device, image signal processing method, and image projecting apparatus: An illuminating device is provided. The illuminating device includes a light source, a dividing unit, an optical unit and a light-distribution control unit. The dividing unit is configured to divide light emitted from the light source into light beams. The optical unit is configured to allow at least one of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090201589 - Wide field of view head-up display system: A projection system, such as a system suitable for head-up displays in automobiles, includes a laser projection source (101) and a scanner (102). Light from the laser projection source (101) is scanned across a projection surface (104), which can be a car's windshield. The projection surface (104) includes a buried... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090201590 - Optical system and optical apparatus including optical system: An optical system used for an image pickup apparatus including an image pickup element is provided. The optical system includes a negative lens disposed furthest away on the enlargement conjugation side and satisfies the following condition: 80 degrees<2ω, where 2ω (degrees) denotes an angle of view of the optical system.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201591 - Zoom lens system and camera including the same: A zoom lens system includes a first lens unit having a positive optical power, a second lens unit having a negative optical power which moves during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive optical power which does not move for zooming, and a fourth lens unit having a positive... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090201592 - Imaging optical system and imaging apparatus comprising the same: where f is the focal length of the whole imaging optical system, f1 is the focal length of the object-side lens group in the imaging optical system, f2 is the focal length of the image-side lens group in the imaging optical system, and L is the axial distance from the... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090201593 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup lens includes, in order from an object side thereof: a first lens; a second lens comprising a surface facing the image surface side of the image pickup lens which is an aspheric surface; and a third lens. The aspheric surface has a concave shape facing the image... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090201594 - Optical finger navigation device with a folded air lens: A fingerprint navigation system with a folded air lens structure and a folded air lens. The system includes a light source, a folded air lens structure, a light reflector, and a navigation sensor. The folded air lens structure is aligned to direct light from the light source to an object... Agent: Kathy Manke Avago Technologies Limited

20090201595 - Swinging and tilting mechanism, lens barrel, and image capture apparatus: A swinging and tilting mechanism includes a lens, a lens holding frame that holds the lens, a fixed member, and an operation member. The fixed member includes a rotation support portion that rotatably supports the lens holding frame in at least one side surface in one direction perpendicular to an... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20090201596 - Aerodynamic side mirror assembly: A side mirror assembly is provided with a plurality of mirror members arranged in a longitudinal array to decrease the lateral profile of the side mirror assembly, and thereby potentially increase fuel economy, without sacrificing field of view for the driver. The mirror members are arranged with reflective surfaces angled... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC

20090201597 - Busterbite: The invention concerns an attachment device for the mounting and fixation of lighting filters. The attachment device consists of at least three tags (2), each one having an adhesive surface (7) to apply onto the edge (5) of the filter (6) and an elastic thread (3) for attachment to both... Agent: Johan Lindblad

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090195846 - Hologram and its holographic process: The invention relates to a security-conscious hologram which can apply a sufficient three-dimensional appearance to a reconstructed image in both its vertical and horizontal directions, and which is difficult to illegally copy and easily told from any illegal copy forged from it, and a holographic process of recording it The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090195847 - Holographic recording medium: A holographic recording medium is provided, which includes a recording layer containing a three-dimensional crosslinked polymer matrix, a photo-radical generating agent, and a ring-opening polymerizable compound having a radically ring-opening polymerizable alicyclic structure.... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P. 10th Floor

20090195848 - Optical pattern generators using axicon segments: Optical pattern generators use rotating reflective axicon segments to produce images that can have different dimensions along the pattern direction compared to the cross pattern direction. Examples include both single axicon pattern generators and dual axicon pattern generators that independently control the image space relative aperture and thereby control the... Agent: Reliant / Fenwick C/o Fenwick & West, LLP

20090195849 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: A first optical system couples a light beam from a light source, including a first lens made of glass with a positive power and a second lens made of plastic with a negative power. A second optical system focuses the light beam from the first optical system onto a scanning... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090195850 - Liquid optical element: A liquid optical element is provided and includes: an insulating film; a wall structure arranged upright on the insulating film to surround a region on the insulating film; a first electrode arranged in contact with the insulating film; a second electrode arranged to face the first electrode; and a polar... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090195851 - Magnet rotor, electromagnetic drive device and light quantity adjustment device using the magnet rotor: A magnet rotor includes a drive arm with a rotary shaft, and an anisotropic permanent magnet having an axis of magnetization. The drive arm is composed of a light transmitting resin. The magnet has a cylindrical shape with a hollow center portion through which the rotary shaft is disposed. The... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20090195853 - High extinction ratio and low crosstalk compact optical switches: An improved optical switch utilizes one polarization modulator, with the beam components traversing it twice. Because of the twice traverse, the extinction ratio of the switch is doubled without the addition of another polarization modulator, thus avoiding the costs of additional optical components. With no additional components, the switch is... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP

20090195852 - Producing filters with combined transmission and/or reflection functions: A transmissive and/or reflective optical filter can receive input light, which can emanate from objects traveling along paths past the filter, e.g. from biological cells, viruses, colored spots or other markings on documents, and so forth. In response, the filter can provide output light in accordance with a combined transmission... Agent: Leading Edge Law Group, PLC/xerox-parc

20090195855 - Mechanical light modulators with stressed beams: The invention relates to a spatial light modulator including a substrate having a surface and a modulation assembly coupled to the substrate including a modulation element and a compliant beam. The modulation assembly is configured to limit the bending of the compliant beam towards an opposing surface that would otherwise... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090195854 - Reflective spatial light modulator having dual layer electrodes and method of fabricating same: A reflective spatial light modulator device features two pairs of electrodes formed on different metallization layers. Elevation of the upper electrode pair reduces its distance from the overlying reflecting surface, thereby requiring a smaller applied voltage to generate an equivalent electrostatic attractive force for altering or maintaining physical orientation of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090195857 - Apparatus for electronically controlled holograms: A complex micromirror or LCD array device that performs complex optical or electro-optical transforms is described. Both real and imaginary parts of a light beam are modulated in amplitude to give a spatially and temporally modulated beam.... Agent: Rodney T. Hodgson, Ph.d.

20090195858 - Changing an electrode function: The present invention provides a spatial light modulator constituted by a plurality of pixel elements, wherein each of the pixel elements further comprises a deflectable mirror and an electrode for controlling the deflectable mirror, and the electrode receives signals to control the deflectable mirror depending on a direction of an... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090195856 - Methods of reducing cd loss in a microelectromechanical device: Methods of fabricating an electromechanical systems device that minimize critical dimension (CD) loss in the device are described. The methods provide electromechanical systems devices with improved properties, including high reflectivity.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090195859 - Method of spatially separating wavelengths of multi-wavelength signal using electronically controlled thermal structure: A thin-film interference filter structure has a generally wavelength-dependent resonant response to incident optical energy in a predetermined range of wavelengths. The thin-film interference filter structure includes a thermally tunable layer having a thermally tunable optical characteristic such that a range of wavelength-dependent resonant optical responses of the thermally tunable... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20090195860 - Optical modulator and optical signal generation apparatus: An optical modulator includes, a first polarization separation and combination portion, a second polarization separation and combination portion, a first polarization plane-maintaining optical fiber, a second polarization plane-maintaining optical fiber, a third polarization plane-maintaining optical fiber of which a first end is coupled with the second input and output terminal... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC

20090195861 - Light control of an electronic device: The invention is directed towards an electronic device including at least one electro active polymer element. The at least one electro active polymer element includes an electrode. The at least one electro active polymer element is configured to change volume when a voltage is applied to the electrode, where the... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20090195862 - Distributed raman amplifying system, start-up method thereof, and optical device: To obtain automatic gain control with high accuracy by including first and second light monitors, a reference light supplying unit supplying reference light of which wavelength is set within a gain band of a distributed Raman amplification and out of a wavelength band of main signal light to the optical... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090195863 - Optical amplification apparatus, optical communication apparatus, and optical communication method: A Raman amplifier inputs pump light into an optical fiber (transmission path) through which an optical signal passes, to amplify the optical signal. An optical receiving unit is provided downstream of the Raman amplifier and monitors the power of the optical signal amplified by the Raman amplifier. A calculating unit... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090195864 - Partially transparent static sun protection device: The present invention relates to a part-transparent static sun protection device of a flat base (1) which consists of a material that is impermeable to solar radiation and/or coated with a material of that type. The base comprises permeable openings (4, 10, 13) with an angle-selective permeability for the sunlight,... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090195865 - Infrared radiation reflecting layer system and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to an infrared radiation reflecting layer system for panes of glass and similar, the properties of said layer system being maintained even after heat treatment, for example, for bending or hardening the panes of glass. Silver is used as the infrared radiation reflecting layer. A combination of... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090195867 - Inverted microscope: An inverted microscope for the high-contrast imaging of objects includes multiple objectives configured to be disposable in an imaging beam path. Each objective has a respective objective pupil associated therewith. A lens system is also provided for generating respective intermediate images of the respective objective pupils. A modulator disposing device,... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090195866 - Microscope: A microscope has an objective lens, an imaging lens projecting light passing through the objective lens to form an image of a specimen, an image sensor located at an imaging position where the image of the specimen is formed by the imaging lens, an illumination light source, and a reflecting... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090195868 - Solid state fluorescence light assembly and microscope: An illumination system for a fluorescence microscope is provided. The illumination system includes a carriage removably receivable within the microscope and a plurality of filter cubes movably arranged on the carriage, wherein each filter cube is moveable between an active position and an inactive position. Each filter cube includes a... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090195869 - Optical microscope system for detecting nanowires using polarizer and fast fourier transform: Provided is an optical microscope system for detecting nanowires that is designed with a rotational polarizer and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) to allow for use of an existing optical microscope in fabricating an electronic device having the nanowires. The optical microscope system includes: a light source for emitting light to... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090195870 - Sample stage for optical inspection: A sample stage is provided with first to fourth plates. Each of the first to fourth plates has a first side surface and a second side surface. The first and the second side surfaces are adjacent to each other. The first and the second side surfaces extend perpendicularly to each... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090195871 - Method of determining orientation of a telescope: An automatic telescope (10) capable of determining an orientation without requiring input from a user or any external source. The telescope (10) preferably includes a database (22) to store astronomical information, a processor (24) to control a drive mechanism (18), a vision device (30) to sense bright stars, and a... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP

20090195872 - Screen and projection system: A screen includes a plurality of reflecting portions disposed on a flat surface with a clearance left between one another. The reflecting portions reflect diagonal incident light coming in a predetermined direction other than the normal line direction of the flat surface, and block the diagonal incident light by reflecting... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090195873 - Three-dimensional image reproducing apparatus: The invention provides a three-dimensional image reproducing apparatus that enables stable provision of a three-dimensional image display by preventing occurrence of crosstalk between adjacent lenses or adjacent hologram optical elements and eliminating shift of a three-dimensional image. The three-dimensional image reproduce apparatus of the invention includes an array of adjacent... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090195874 - Laser beam combining by polarization interlacing: The present invention is a time division multiplexed beam combination for laser signal generation. In one aspect, the time division multiplexed beam combination employs a mechanical implementation. In a second aspect, the time division multiplexed beam combination employ a polarization interlacing.... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20090195875 - Avoiding interference artifacts in a head-up display or a reflected see-through type display: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a birefringent layer may be utilized in conjunction with a head-up display (HUD) for a vehicle or the like, for example where the birefringent layer is disposed in or on the windshield. The birefringent layer may impart a change in the polarization... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090195876 - Method for describing a retardation distribution in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus: In a method for describing a retardation distribution of a light bundle emerging from a selected field point, which passes through a birefringent optical element contained in an optical system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus, a distribution of retardation vectors is determined so that precisely one direction of a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090195877 - Method for manufacturing retardation film, retardation film, polarizing plate, and liquid crystal display: here X represents yield stress [MPa] in a stress-strain curve, Y represents stress [MPa] in the stress-strain curve when the film is further stretched from the yield stress by k [%] which is the amount of strain until the yield stress, and Z represents stress [MPa] in the stress-strain curve... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090195878 - Linear swing actuator: There is provided a linear swing actuator, which is provided with a multipolar magnet arranged with one magnetic pole in a central portion and its respective opposite magnetic poles at both ends thereof along a length direction; and a single coil arranged to be relatively movable in the length direction... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090195879 - Deterministic aperiodic patterned dielectric and plasmonic materials for localized electromagnetic field enhancement: A method is shown for the extension in higher spatial dimensions of deterministic, aperiodic structures which exhibit strong aperiodic effects and have overall compatibility with the planar technology of integrated optical circuits. Disclosed devices are operative in response to incident electromagnetic energy to create a distribution of electromagnetic energy having... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20090195880 - Light reflection plate: A three-dimensional light reflection plate that can successfully prevent deformation of the light reflection plate, reduce initial cost and product cost, and facilitate increase in size and reflectance. The light reflection plate includes a bottom plate in which a plurality of mutually parallel slit holes are formed on a flat,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090195881 - Image display apparatus and projector: An image display apparatus includes a light source that emits light-source light, an illumination system that makes the light-source light uniform, a color separation system that separates illumination light outputted from the illumination system into color light fluxes, color optical modulators illuminated with the color light fluxes separated by the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090195882 - Mechanical lenses: A mechanical lens includes a rigid chamber, a first transparent window located to close one end of the chamber, a flexible transparent membrane window located to close another end of the chamber, and a transparent fluid having an index of refraction. The flexible transparent membrane window is along an optical... Agent: Docket Administrator - Room 2f-192 Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20090195883 - Optical element comprising cells sealed by means of a layer of adhesive material: An optical element comprises a base component (1) provided with a set of cells (10) open on a face of the component and a film (2) for sealing the cells. The film is adhesively bonded to ends (12) of separation walls (11) present between the cells. The adhesive bonding is... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20090195884 - Zoom lens and image projection apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an enlargement conjugate side to a reduction conjugate side, a first lens unit of negative refractive power; a second lens unit of positive refractive power; a third lens unit of positive refractive power, the third lens unit having at least three lens elements;... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090195885 - Zoom lens: The invention is directed to inner-focusing zoom lenses that include multi groups of lens pieces, namely, the first lens group or the leading lens group of positive refractivity, the second lens group of negative refractivity, and the remaining trailing groups of positive refractivity, as a whole. At least one group... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090195886 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: e

20090195887 - Compact zoom lens: where LII indicates the distance the second lens group moves during zooming from a wide-angle position to a telephoto position, tII indicates the thickness of the second lens group from a vertex of the utmost object side of the second lens group to a vertex of the image side of... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090195888 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using image forming optical system: e

20090195889 - Imaging device capable of retracting lens unit thereof and lens unit protecting method thereof: An imaging device includes a housing, a lens unit, a detection unit, a central processing unit and a driving unit. The lens unit is configured for moving between a first position where the lens unit is received in the housing, and a second position where the lens unit extends from... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090195891 - cam mechanism of a retractable zoom lens: A cam mechanism includes a cam ring having front and rear cam grooves which have a common reference cam diagram and are formed so that a front part of the front cam groove and a rear part of the rear cam groove are omitted from the reference cam diagram. A... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090195890 - Lens barrel and camera with lens barrel: A lens barrel includes: a first optical element group that has an optical element disposed on a first optical axis; a second optical element group that has an optical element disposed on a second optical axis extending along a direction different from a direction along which the first optical axis... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090195892 - Image lens module: An imaging lens module includes a fixed diaphragm and an optical module. The optical module includes first, second and third lenses arranged from an object side to an image side in a sequence of: the first lens component of positive refractive power with a meniscus shape, having a convex surface... Agent: San-chin Lee

20090195894 - Composite optical element and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention belongs to a technical field related to a composite optical element including a first optical component and a second optical component coupled to the first optical component. In a composite optical element 1 including a first optical component 10 and a second optical component 20 coupled to... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090195893 - Lens assembly: A lens assembly includes, in order from an object side toward an image side along an optical axis thereof, a first lens having positive refractive power, and a second lens. The lens assembly satisfies the following conditions: 0<|f1/f|<2 and 0<|f2/f|<7, wherein f is an effective focal length of the lens... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090195895 - Light collecting device: The present invention relates to collecting sunlight and to transport said sunlight into a space. The sunlight collecting device comprises at least a fist focusing lens and at least a first light collector. A first and a second movable sheet are provided with a first vertical distance from each other.... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20090195896 - Imaging system: The present invention provides an imaging system, includes a substrate, an image sensor fixed on the substrate includes a sensing area, a fixing board located on the substrate, at least two micro-lens modules, and at least two optical fibers with input ends respectively positioned in the micro-lens modules and output... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090195897 - Lens module and method for making the same: A lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens, a sensing element, and an electromagnetic shield. The lens barrel defines a receiving space. The lens is mounted in the receiving space. The sensing element is covered by the lens barrel, is disposed below the lens, and is spaced apart from... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090195898 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes a lens frame movable in optical axis directions of a lens, a cam barrel rotated around outside the lens frame to move the lens frame in the optical axis directions, a base supporting the cam barrel to be rotatable and to be immovable in axial directions,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090195899 - Mirror module for fastening to a structural element: A mirror module for fastening to a structural element, comprises a mirror arrangement that includes at least one mirror stack and a first receiving device for holding the mirror arrangement. Each of the at least one mirror stack comprises at least one individual mirror made of a first material. The... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090195900 - Method and apparatus for fabricating a gel string: Systems and methods are disclosed that include overlapping a first portion of a first piece of flexible filter material and a second portion of a second piece of flexible filter material. In these systems and methods, the first and second pieces of flexible filter material produce a desired change in... Agent: Docket Clerk

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