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20090237758 - Method for printing a binary hologram on a manufactured product, and optical lens with a binary hologram printed thereon: A method for printing a binary hologram on a manufactured product comprises the provision of a stamp with a pattern corresponding to the hologram (30). The product is initially coated with a metal layer. The stamp is inked with a masking solution (40) and pressed against the manufactured product (50).... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090237759 - Display system for reproducing medical holograms: The invention relates to a display system for diagnostic image systems for reproducing three-dimensional medical images. The display system has at least one holographic projection facility that is connected to the diagnostic image system. The projection device reproduces a hologram of the three-dimensional medical images in an examination or intervention... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20090237760 - Holographic storage system with multiple reference beams: Holographic storage system with multiple reference beams An apparatus for reading from and/or writing to holographic storage media is described, and more specifically an apparatus for reading from and/or writing to holographic storage media with two or more reference beams that overlap inside the holographic storage medium for reading and/or... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC
20090237761 - Direction of optical signals by a movable diffractive optical element: A method and apparatus particularly useful for telecommunications applications, such as switching (Add/Drop), multiplexing and demultiplexing, is disclosed. The method commences by directing a source of input optical signal(s) (10) onto a movable diffractive optical element or MDOE. Each of the optical signals is associated with a particular wavelength. Next,... Agent: Mueller And Smith, Lpa Mueller-smith Building
20090237762 - Hologram media reading apparatus: A hologram media reading apparatus including a reference light source, a stop with gray level aperture, and an optical sensor is provided. The reference light source is disposed on one side of a hologram medium, and capable of emitting a reference light beam. The reference light beam is transmitted to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090237763 - User interaction with holographic images: User input is facilitated through gestural inputs with displayed two and three-dimensional objects using a holographic device and film that displays a static, digitally generated, three-dimensional, autostereoscopic, full-parallax, real image and a digital projector that displays dynamic images. A system includes computer-detectable tags mounted on a user-wearable glove, and on... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP
20090237764 - Optical beam scanning device and diaphragm device capable of adjusting light quantity distribution: An optical beam scanning device of the present invention has a light source, a deflection reflecting surface for deflecting to scan light from the light source on a recording medium, and a diaphragm device which is provided between the light source and the deflection reflecting surface, and the diaphragm has... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090237765 - Optical arrangement for the production of a light-sheet: The invention is directed to an optical arrangement with a light source for emitting a light bundle and with optical elements for transforming this light bundle into the shape of a light sheet, particularly suitable for illuminating individual planes of a three-dimensional specimen in selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM). According... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department
20090237766 - Surface light emitting apparatus emitting laser light: A surface light emitting apparatus capable of providing uniform illumination while efficiently using a laser light. The apparatus comprises a light source section that includes at least one light source which emits laser beam; an optical element section that includes at least one diffractive optical element section that modifies a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20090237767 - Predistortion using fpga: Predistortion logic for an optical communications laser or optical modulator, includes predistortion logic embodied in a field programmable gate array (FPGA). A first analog to digital converter (ADC) provides a representation of an RF signal at an input of the FPGA. A digital to analog converter provides a representation of... Agent: Arris
20090237768 - Method and system for laser amplification using a dual crystal pockels cell: A system for laser amplification includes a dual-crystal Pockels cell which is used to control emission of laser pulses from an ultra-fast laser. The Pockels cell is constructed to enable adjustment of the rotational orientation of one crystal relative to the other crystal. The rotational orientation of one or both... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/intralase Corp.
20090237769 - Display element: A display element comprising an electrolyte layer containing silver or a compound containing silver in a chemical structure thereof and a porous white scattering layer between opposed electrodes, and carrying out driving operation for the opposed electrodes to induce silver dissolution and deposition, wherein the porous white scattering layer is... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20090237770 - Optical device including gate insulator with modulated thickness: Provided is an optical device 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 uniform thickness; a gate insulating layer... Agent: Ampacc Law Group
20090237771 - Faraday rotator: o
20090237772 - Optical element, optical device, and display device: An optical element includes a plurality of first beam bodies arranged in a first direction on a first plane and being parallel to each other, and second beam bodies placed between adjacent ones of the first beam bodies and provided parallel to the first beam bodies. The first beam body... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090237773 - Electro-optic display and materials for use therein: A polyurethane formed from an isocyanate, a polyether diol and a polyester diol, the polyester diol having a molecular weight less than about 2000, or comprising two polyester diol segments connected by a steric hindrance group, each of the polyester diol segments having a molecular weight less than about 2000,... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation
20090237776 - Electro-optic displays, and color filters for use therein: A color filter array comprises orange, lime and purple sub-pixels, optionally with the addition of white sub-pixels. The color filter array is useful in electro-optic displays, especially reflective electro-optic displays. A method is provided for converting RGB images for use with the new color filter array.... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation
20090237775 - Electro-optical display, electrophoretic display, and electronic device: An electro-optical display includes a first substrate and a second substrate opposing to each other, a display layer disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and a cover layer covering a surface of the second substrate on an opposite side of the display layer. A surface of the... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090237774 - Electrophoretic display: An electrophoretic display includes an electrophoretic display module including an element substrate, a counter substrate disposed on a display side of the element substrate, and an electrophoretic layer held therebetween; a first protective sheet disposed on a counter substrate side of the electrophoretic display module; a second protective sheet disposed... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090237777 - Engineered nonlinear optical crystal composites for frequency conversion: Walk-off corrected (WOC) non-linear optical (NLO) components, devices and systems including one or more engineered WOC NLO crystal doublets. Such systems and devices advantageously increase the efficiency of an OPO operation. Devices are applicable to any uniaxial and biaxial NLO crystals in a wide range of wavelengths, e.g., from far... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090237778 - Monitoring method and apparatus of noise light due to raman amplification and optical communication system using the same: A monitoring apparatus, based on an optical power monitored in photodetectors arranged at input and output ends of a transmission line, in a condition where pump light is supplied to the transmission line at a time of initial startup of an optical communication system, obtains a relationship for the noise... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090237779 - Optical amplifier: An optical amplifier includes a light source that outputs light having an intensity corresponding to a supplied driving power; a modulator that modulates the light output from the light source in response to an input modulation signal; a Raman amplifier that performs Raman amplification on the light modulated by the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090237781 - Optical amplifier apparatus: An optical amplifier apparatus includes an optical amplifier including an amplification medium doped with an active substance, the amplification medium excited in order to amplify light; a semiconductor optical amplifier arranged after the optical amplifier; a driver for supplying a driving current with respect to the semiconductor optical amplifier in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090237780 - Semiconductor optical amplifier, method for manufacturing the same, and semiconductor optical integrated device: A semiconductor optical amplifier is provided having polarization independent optical amplification characteristics and a flat gain spectrum over a wide wavelength region. In the semiconductor optical amplifier including a multi-quantum well active layer formed of well layers and barrier layers alternately laminated to each other on an InP substrate, the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090237782 - Near infrared ray reflective substrate and near infrared ray reflective laminated glass employing that substrate, near infrared ray reflective double layer glass: In a near-infrared reflective substrate prepared by forming on a transparent substrate a near-infrared reflective film prepared by alternate deposition of low-refractive-index dielectric films and high-refractive-index dielectric films, there is provided a near-infrared reflective substrate characterized in that the transparent substrate is a plate glass or polymer resin sheet, that... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090237783 - Binoculars with micromirror array lenses: The binoculars of the present invention comprise two optical units; one optical unit for each eye. Each optical unit comprises a first reflective lens element and a second reflective lens element, wherein at least one of the reflective lens elements is a Micromirror Array Lens. The binoculars of the present... Agent: Stereo Display Inc.
20090237784 - Pointable optical system with coude optics having a short on-gimbal path length: A coude gimbal structure includes a two-axis gimbal system having an outer gimbal pivotable about a first rotational axis, and an inner gimbal supported on the outer gimbal and pivotable about a second rotational axis which intersects the first rotational axis at an intersection point. A folded afocal three-mirror anastigmat... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)
20090237785 - Microfabricated optical wave plate: A microfabricated optical wave plate comprises a reflective polarizer and a mirror separated by a fixed or variable distance. The wave plate imparts a relative phase delay on polarization components of incident light, thereby transforming the overall polarization of the light.... Agent: Morrison Ulman Nupat, LLC
20090237786 - Protective film for polarizing plate: A protective film for polarizing plate made by laminating k layers (k is an integer of 2 or more) of thermoplastic resin, in which a refractive index ni(λ) at a wavelength in the range of 380 to 780 nm of the i th thermoplastic resin layer as well as a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090237787 - Polarizing glass containing copper and optical isolator: [Means for Solving] A polarizing glass comprising geometrically anisotropic particles dispersed in an oriented manner in at least one surface layer of a glass base body. The glass base body does not comprise an oxide of alkali earth metal and PbO, and consists of borosilicate glass comprising at least one... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090237788 - Optical apparatus and projector: where n1 represents the refractive index of the first prism, θ represents the angle between the optical axis of the light flux emitted from the light source and the light flux incident on the light flux incident-side end surface, φ represents the angle between a plane orthogonal to the optical... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090237790 - Retardation film: A retardation film composed of a laminated film which comprises a layer A composed of a material having a positive intrinsic birefringence and a deflection temperature under load of Ts(A) and a layer B composed of a material having a negative intrinsic birefringence and a deflection temperature under load of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090237789 - Transparent sheet: The transparent sheet of the invention is used in a display device which comprises at least one transparent body and a retardation film, where reflection of display light from the display light source onto the transparent sheet forms an image of the display light in the forward field of vision... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090237791 - Two-sided corner-cube retroreflectors and methods of manufacturing the same: In a retroreflective sheeting, and methods of formation thereof, the sheeting comprises a body of material, the body having a first surface and a second surface. A plurality of first full-square-sided corner-cube structures are on the first surface of the body, the first full-square-sided corner-cube structures each having three facets... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20090237792 - Driving mechanism and optical equipment: To provide a driving mechanism with which a reduction in size is possible. A driving mechanism comprising: an optical component that is provided to be movable; a first driving member that is movable in a first direction; a second driving member that is movable in the first direction independently of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090237793 - Active-isolation mounts for optical elements: Disclosed are, inter alia, optical components that include an optical element (e.g., mirror) and at least three active-isolation mounts mounting the optical element to a frame (e.g., optical barrel or optical frame). An active-isolation mount has a non-contacting actuator connecting a respective location on the optical element to the frame... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20090237794 - Collapsible lens barrel and optical instrument using the same: A collapsible lens barrel includes a first holding frame (2) for holding a first lens group (L1), a second holding frame (5) for holding a second lens group (L2) that is disposed on an image plane side with respect to the first lens group (L1), an actuator (6) for moving... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090237795 - Anti-counterfeit hologram: A microstructure area (201) providing a first diffractive visual effect is produced on the surface layer (240) of a paper or cardboard substrate (230) of a product (200). In addition, a bulge (206) or a recess (207) having a second microstructure area (202) is produced on the surface layer (240),... Agent: Stiennon & Stiennon
20090237796 - Optical device and manufacturing method thereof: An optical device includes a substrate, a plurality of optical elements formed in an element formation region of the substrate, a plurality of lenses formed over the element formation region so as to correspond to the plurality of optical elements, and a protective layer formed so as to cover the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090237798 - semiconductor photonic device: A coating film is provided on an end surface of a semiconductor photonic element including an active layer through which light propagates. The coating film has a two-layer structure including a first layer film and a second layer film arranged in a stacked relation. The thicknesses of the first and... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20090237797 - Optical film and display: An optical film (1) having protrusions and recesses (21A) formed on/in the surface of the film body (20) wherein the distribution of the existence rate of inclination angle θ° of protrusions and recesses (21A) measured by a non-contact three-dimensional micro surface profile measuring system is such that 4°≦|θ|<5° is 1.0%... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090237799 - Vehicle rearview mirror system: A vehicle rearview mirror system includes a transflective reflective element, an ambient light sensor that senses ambient light and a glare light sensor that senses glare light. A control circuit establishes a reflectance level of the reflective element, and the control circuit is responsive to light detection by at least... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090237800 - Display member: v
20090237802 - Lens array, light emitting diode head, exposure device, image forming apparatus, and image reading apparatus: where PY is a pitch of the lenses in one row, PX is a pitch of the rows, F is a focal length of each of the lenses, LO is a distance between each of the lenses and an object surface thereof, and RA is a distance between the optical... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC
20090237801 - Method and apparatus providing concave microlenses for semiconductor imaging devices: A method and apparatus providing an imaging device with a system of convex and concave microlenses at different levels over an array of photosensors. The concave microlenses redirect leaking light, which is not directed by the convex lenses onto the photosensors, onto the photosensors.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090237803 - Display device, display method and head-up display: A display device includes: an image projection section configured to project a light flux including an image toward a head of a viewer; an imaging section configured to image a picture of the viewer; a control section configured to control a projection area and a projection position of the light... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090237804 - High brightness optical device: There is provided an optical device, comprising a display source; a light-diffuser; an imaging optical module, and an output aperture from the optical device characterized in that the light diffuser is an angular, non-uniform diffuser of light for increasing a portion of light emerging from the display source that passes... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20090237805 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens includes first to fourth lens groups arranged in that order from the object side and having positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive powers. The first lens group includes a single first lens having a negative refractive power, a right-angle prism bending an optical path, and a second... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090237806 - Zoom lens system and an image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens system is provided that can be used as an optical system for an image pick-up device, which can have improved shading characteristics using multiple lens units, for example three lens units.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090237807 - Objective lens for endoscope: z
20090237808 - Lens system:
20090237809 - Imaging system and optical engine: An imaging system and an optical engine comprising the imaging system are provided. The imaging system in this invention at least comprises a lens assembly, a light valve, and a Fresnel lens. The Fresnel lens is formed with a receiving portion adapted to correspondingly receive at least one portion of... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20090237810 - Afocal galilean attachement lens with high pupil magnification: An afocal Galilean attachment lens is disclosed, with the lens comprising, along an optical axis, a first lens group with overall negative optical power and a second lens group with overall positive power. The first and second lens groups are arranged to define a Galilean configuration. The lens also has... Agent: OpticusIPLaw, PLLC
20090237811 - Objective lens system for endoscope:
20090237812 - Protective shell for an electronic device: A protective shell for an electronic device is adapted to accommodate the electronic device. The electronic device includes a camera lens. The protective shell includes a shell body and a lens device. The shell body is adapted to accommodate the electronic device. The lens device is mounted on the shell... Agent: Overhauser Law Offices, LLC Docketing Department
20090237813 - Wireless communication device with magnifying lens: A wireless communication device, preferably in the form of a telephone having a housing and an information display screen for displaying information associated with at least wireless communications, wherein the information display screen is positioned on a surface of the housing. A magnifying lens is mounted in a first position... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20090237815 - Lens driving apparatus: Disclosed is a lens driving apparatus. The lens driving apparatus comprises a base, a yoke coupled to the base, having an upper surface formed with a hole, a closed side surface, and an opened bottom surface, a bobbin movably installed in an inner portion of the yoke, a lens module... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association
20090237814 - Positioning apparatus for an optical element: The present invention relates to a positioning apparatus (10) of a positioning unit for positioning an optical device of the positioning unit comprising at least one optical element in the ray path of a microscope in front of an eye to be observed, wherein the positioning apparatus comprises a carrier... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
20090237816 - Lens holding frame, lens driving device, and imaging device: An object of the present invention is to provide a lens holding frame which enables a down-sizing, less fluctuation in a sliding motion of the lens in the direction parallel with the optical axis, and excellent durability, a lens driving device, and an imaging device. To achieve the object, the... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20090237817 - Vehicular holding module capable of zooming information displayed on a screen and related vehicular electronic module: A vehicular holding module includes a frame for holding an electronic device, and a display device. The electronic device has a screen. The display device is disposed at a side of the frame for zooming information displayed on the screen.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090237818 - Vibrating element manufacturing method, vibrating element, vibrating actuator, lens barrel and camera system: A vibrating element manufacturing method by which adhesion is stabilized and yield is improved, a vibrating element, a vibrating actuator, a lens barrel and a camera system. A vibrating element manufacturing method is provided with a first step of arranging an elastic body on a holding member, a second step... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20090237819 - Resilient plate and lens actuator with same: A resilient plate includes a plate shaped body. A through hole is defined in the center of the plate shaped body. A plurality of slots is defined in the plate shaped body and the slots cooperatively surrounding the through hole. Each of the slots includes a first substantially straight slot... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090237820 - Vehicular interior electrochromic rearview mirror assembly: A vehicular interior electrochromic rearview mirror assembly includes an electrochromic mirror reflective element assembly and a video display disposed behind a transflective mirror reflector of the mirror reflective element assembly. The transflective mirror reflector includes at least one electrically conducting metal layer and is disposed at a third surface of... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090237821 - Rear mirror of vehicle having display: A rear mirror of a vehicle having a display includes a seat having a dynamic unit at one side thereof; the dynamic unit being connected to a power source through a power; a body having a display unit; the body being slideable along the seat; one side of the body... Agent: Shin-nan Li
20090237822 - Correction and focusing device for a beam: A correction and focusing device for a beam, through the deformation of a mirror, wherein it incorporates a frame supporting the mirror, at least one curve generator applying at least one torque to at least one extremity of the mirror, and correction actuators spaced along the mirror so as to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC09/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20090231648 - Hologram substrate, method for producing same, and electronic device: A hologram substrate includes a hologram section arranged on a surface of the hologram substrate, the hologram section having an uneven pattern configured to form a holographic image, in which the uneven pattern is a depth-modulated pattern and has smooth boundaries between projections and depressions.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090231649 - Intraoral imaging system and method based on conoscopic holography: A conoscopic holographic system and a method for imaging a scene characterized by a surface having a three-dimensional shape. The system utilizes an optical source, which illuminates the scene with substantially linear distributions of light, and independent register of a plurality of elementary conoscopic holograms in the image plane. Each... Agent: Bromberg & Sunstein LLP
20090231650 - Optical reproduction device, optical recording/reproduction device, and optical reproduction method: There is provided an optical reproduction device that reproduces a hologram that is recorded on an optical recording medium by interference between a signal light and a reference light coaxial to the signal light. The device has: a coherent light source; a light distribution unit distributing light from the light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090231651 - System for applying optical forces from phase gradients: A system and method for creating extended optical traps for applying optical forces to a material to be manipulated for a commercial application. The system and method include applying a hologram of appropriate characteristics to a beam of light wherein the hologram characteristics include a transverse optical component to apply... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090231652 - Devices and methods for optical signal control: A device for use in optical signal control is presented. The device comprises an amplification waveguide, including a pumpable medium, and a reference and a control inputs and an output selectively allowing transmission of light respectively into and out of said amplification waveguide. The reference input, the amplification waveguide and... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090231653 - Optical deflector and method of manufacturing the same: An optical deflector has: a movable plate having a reflecting surface and a side surface; and a support portion that supports the movable plate in such a manner that the movable plate is able to rotate around a predetermined axis, in which the side surface of the movable plate is... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090231654 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An aperture has an aperture opening that transmits a predetermined portion of a light beam. A phase optical element changes a phase of a portion of a light beam. A scanning lens focuses the light beam into a beam spot on a scanning surface. The phase optical element has a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090231655 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a plurality of converging lenses and a plurality of supporting members. Each supporting member supports a corresponding one of the converging lenses. Moreover, the converging lenses are arranged so as to be out of alignment with one another in a main-scanning direction and are arranged... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090231656 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a deflecting unit that deflects a laser beam from a light source in a main-scanning direction; a scanning imaging unit that focuses the laser beam deflected by the deflecting unit on a scanning surface and scans the scanning surface with focused laser beam; and a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090231657 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: In an optical scanning device, a rotational axis of a first rotary polygon mirror and a rotational axis of a second rotary polygon mirror are inclined toward the same side with respect to a direction perpendicular to a reference plane inclusive of each of center axes of a first member... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20090231658 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: The present invention provides an optical scanning device that can suppress irregularity of the rotation of a polygon mirror and an image forming apparatus that is disposed with this optical scanning device. The optical scanning device includes: a rotating polygon mirror that rotates and deflects light that has been emitted... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20090231659 - Optical deflector, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: e
20090231660 - Observing device and method to observe a three-dimensional flow field: An observing device for observing a flow field in a detection space is provided. The observing device includes a light source generating a light beam, a light-deflecting device deflecting the light beam, and a light sheet-generating component receiving the light beam deflected by the light-deflecting device and generating a light... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP
20090231661 - Edge seals for, and processes for assembly of, electro-optic displays: An electro-optic display comprises a backplane; a layer of electro-optic material disposed adjacent the backplane; a protective layer; and a sealing layer of a metal or a ceramic extending between the backplane and the protective layer, and thus sealing the layer of electro-optic material from the outside environment.... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation
20090231662 - Dual-sided display for mobile device: A method and device for providing a dual-sided display device having increased viewability are provided. A display device includes a dual-sided display assembly and a power supply. The dual-sided display assembly includes a first viewable side and a second viewable side. A first electrochromic layer is formed over the first... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20090231665 - Faraday rotator mirror and method for manufacturing the same: A Faraday rotator mirror which is compact, allows high workability of manufacturing and has high reliability and high coupling efficiency is provided. The Faraday rotator mirror comprises a graded-index fiber, a Faraday rotator and a reflector mirror, wherein light incident via the graded-index fiber passes through the Faraday rotator to... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.
20090231670 - Display elements: A device comprises one or more dielectric layers, one side of the layer or layers being conductive. A hydrophobic layer is provided on the other side of the dielectric layer. First and second fluids are located on the surface of the hydrophobic layer, the fluids being immiscible with each other.... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff
20090231666 - Microelectromechanical device with thermal expansion balancing layer or stiffening layer: An interferometric modulating device is provided with a thermal expansion balancing layer on a side of the movable flexible layer opposite the movable reflector such that when temperature changes the distance between the movable reflector and the optical stack does not change significantly, thereby leading to stable color. Additionally, an... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090231667 - Mirror device with an anti-stiction layer: A micromirror device includes an elastic hinge for supporting a mirror on a substrate, and an address electrode for deflecting the mirror. The device further includes a protective layer and an oriented monolayer laid to cover a stopper also functioning as an address electrode provided below the mirror and between... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090231668 - Mirror device with an anti-stiction layer: A micromirror device includes an elastic hinge for supporting a mirror on a substrate, and an address electrode for deflecting the mirror. The device further includes a protective layer and an oriented monolayer laid to cover a stopper also functioning as an address electrode provided below the mirror and between... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090231669 - Projection display system with varying light source: The present invention provides a projection apparatus, comprising: a light source for emitting illumination light; at least one spatial light modulator with a plurality of movable mirrors corresponding to pixels to be displayed, for performing a modulation of the illumination light through operation of the movable mirrors; a light source... Agent: Bo-in Lin
20090231672 - Electrically conductive protection layer and a microelectromechanical device using the same: A deformable hinge for use in microelectromechanical devices comprises a protection layer that is electrically conductive. The protection layer is on top of another hinge layer; and is more resistive than the hinge layer to the etchant used in during patterning and/or release processes during fabrication of the microelectromechanical device.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090231671 - Method and system for optical mems with flexible landing structures: An optical deflection device for a display application includes a semiconductor substrate comprising an upper surface region defining an upper surface plane. The optical deflection device also includes one or more electrode devices provided overlying the upper surface region and a hinge device including a silicon material and coupled to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090231673 - Multilayered deformable element with reduced memory properties in a mems device: A deformable element for use in microelectromechanical systems comprises a core layer and a protective layer. The protective layer is capable of deterring combinations of undesired chemical components in operational environments with the core layer of the deformable element.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090231674 - System and method for hinge memory mitigation: System and method for reducing failures due to hinge memory in a microdisplay display system. A preferred embodiment includes setting the state of each micromirror in a digital micromirror device based on an image being displayed, recording a usage history for the micromirrors, and providing a sequence of states to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20090231675 - Display apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: A display apparatus according to an embodiment includes a first substrate including a plastic material, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a coating layer formed on at least one surface of the first substrate. The coating layer includes a first compound having an acryl-based monomer and a second... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20090231676 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device includes; a first substrate having a plurality of pixel electrodes in a display region thereof; and an electrophoretic sheet that includes a second substrate on which a common electrode, an electrophoretic layer, and an adhesive layer are laminated. The electrophoretic sheet is bonded to the display... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC
20090231677 - Variable focal point optical assembly using zone plate and electro-optic material: An optical assembly includes a zone plate and electro-optic material disposed on one side of the zone plate. The electro-optic material's index of refraction is controlled to adjust the optical properties of the optical assembly.... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center
20090231678 - Electro-optic chromophore having an edot structure, and related methods and apparatuses: In various embodiments, chromophores are described that include novel election acceptors, novel electron donors, and/or novel conjugated bridges that are useful in nonlinear optical applications. In some embodiments, the present invention provides chromophore architectures wherein a chromophore contains more than one electron acceptor in electronic communication with a single election... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20090231679 - Harmonics generating devices: A harmonics generating device has a periodic domain inversion structure 18 for converting a wavelength of laser beam to generate higher harmonics. An angle θ formed by a domain inversion plane P of the periodic domain inversion structure 8 and a propagation direction L of the laser beam is from... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090231680 - Harmonics generating devices: A harmonics generating device including a supporting substrate; a wavelength conversion layer having a three-dimensional optical waveguide provided with a periodic domain inversion structure therein, a base adhesive layer for adhering a lower face of the wavelength conversion layer to the supporting substrate; an upper-side substrate provided on an upper... Agent: Burr & Brown
20090231681 - Optical system for reducing stimulated brillouin scattering by controllably changing polarization direction of an optical signal: An optical system having an input surface configured to receive an input optical signal having a polarization, and a polarization changer comprising the input surface and configured to generate two orthogonal polarization components from the input optical signal. The polarization changer also changes a direction of the polarization of the... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20090231682 - High-power fiber amplifier: Fiber light amplifiers adapted for high power application are provided. In embodiments of the invention, the light signal to be amplified is coupled to a cladding mode of an active waveguide region which is cladding doped. The amplified light is coupled to an output fiber have waveguiding properties matching those... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20090231683 - Processing method for suppressing photodarkening in yb-doped optical fibers, photodarkening-suppressed yb-doped optical fiber, and fiber laser: A processing method for suppressing photodarkening in an Yb-doped optical fiber, comprising: a first step of preparing the Yb-doped optical fiber by doping a core with Yb, and irradiating at least one of a gamma ray, a X-ray, or an electron beam onto the Yb-doped optical fiber with an energy... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090231686 - Multi-functional integrated optical waveguides: This invention pertains to a device and method for making same. The device includes a substrate supporting optical waveguide, an overlay waveguide and a mode coupler for coupling between the substrate-supported and overlay waveguides. One embodiment includes a high-confinement overlay waveguide capable of low-loss bends with small bend radii, down... Agent: Emma Co LLC John Simcik
20090231685 - Optical amplifier for tuning transmission time of optical signal: The present invention relates to a technique for tuning the transmission time of optical signal, which adopts an optical amplifier with a bending structure for enhancing the tunable time of optical signal. The effect of tunable time of optical signal can be achieved by adjusting the gain of the optical... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090231684 - Optical fibre amplifier: An optical amplifier for amplifying an optical signal (1002), the optical amplifier comprising: an optical fibre, the optical fibre including a doped core, an inner cladding extending substantially radially outwardly from the doped core and an outer cladding extending substantially radially outwardly from the inner cladding; a signal coupler for... Agent: Louis Tessier
20090231687 - Display apparatus, display method, goggle-type head-mounted display, and vehicle: A display apparatus includes a light source which emits a beam including visible light forming an image and infrared rays, and a transmissive deflection unit including a first surface facing the eyes of a user and a second surface which is a rear surface of the first surface. The transmissive... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20090231688 - Optical glass lens set and manufacturing method thereof: An optical glass lens set and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. An optical glass lens is used as an insert that is set into a cavity of a mold. By injection molding of the molded insert or press molding, an optical glass lens set with a lens holder is... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090231689 - Rapid microscope scanner for volume image acquisition: Apparatus for and method of rapid three dimensional scanning and digitizing of an entire microscope sample, or a substantially large portion of a microscope sample, using a tilted sensor synchronized with a positioning stage. The system also provides a method for interpolating tilted image layers into a orthogonal tree dimensional... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090231690 - Projection optical system and projection-type image display apparatus: There is a need for providing a projection optical system that is appropriate for maintaining high resolution with low distortion, miniaturizing a reflector, decreasing the number of reflectors, and decreasing the depth and the bottom (or top) of a display used for a rear projection television, for example. The projection... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090231691 - Observation system and observation apparatus: When application software running on a PC is in the state of being terminated, a switch unit is turned OFF with the control of a CPU and individual motors, and in this state, a light source is not supplied with a motor/lamp-use power source. In this state, however, the CPU... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090231692 - Laser scan confocal microscope: Fluorescence is generated from an irradiated point on an inspection surface of a sample (7) and the fluorescence is collected by an objective lens (6). Here, because of the magnification chromatic aberration of the objective lens 86, the fluorescence going out from the objective lens (6) travels along a path... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090231693 - Device and method for demonstrating optical effects: An optical system includes two lens systems, one that provides viewing of an object with relatively no spherical aberration, and another that provides viewing of the object with significant spherical aberration. Preferably, both lens systems provide viewing of the object with relatively no chromatic aberration. The optical system may have... Agent: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
20090231694 - Night vision binoculars:
20090231695 - Distributed imaging array system: A system, apparatus, and method for astronomical activity monitoring and imaging using a plurality of distributed remotely-reprogrammable observing devices communicating with a server, and providing astronomical activity monitoring and imaging information. In one embodiment the observing devices may also have sensors coupled to provide atmospheric data that further characterizes the... Agent: Health Hero Network, Inc.
20090231696 - Screen and projector: A screen includes a plurality of structures arrayed in parallel in at least one direction of a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction on a reference surface parallel to the first direction and the second direction. The structures are arrayed such that at least one... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090231697 - Stereoscopic display using multi-linear electromechanical modulator: A method for forming a stereoscopic image having a left-eye image and a right-eye image repeats the steps of directing a line of the left-eye image as incident light toward a scanning element while directing a line of the right-eye image as incident light toward the scanning element, and moving... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff
20090231698 - In-vehicle stereoimage display apparatus: An in-vehicle stereoimage display apparatus (70) includes a display device (10), an erecting unit magnification lens module (2) spaced from and facing toward a display screen of the display device (10) for forming an erecting unit magnification stereoimage (15a) of an image displayed on the display screen (15), a lens... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20090231699 - Binocular loupe: The binocular loupe has frame means, a pair of binocular loupe bodies, attaching means for fixing the binocular loupe bodies to the frame means, focus adjusting means for adjusting a focal length of each of the binocular loupe bodies, and supporting means for detachably attaching the focus adjusting means to... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090231700 - System and method for controlling intensity of a beam of electromagnetic radiation in ellipsometers and polarimeters: An ellipsometer or polarimeter system and method for controlling intensity of an electromagnetic beam over a spectrum of wavelengths by applying control (P2) and beam (P) polarizers, optionally in combination with an intervening and control compensator (C).... Agent: James D. Welch
20090231701 - Free space isolator optical element fixture: Optical isolators are used in optical communication systems, especially optical systems which employ semiconductor lasers. As transmission rates used in optical communications systems have increased, for example to several Gbits per second, the performance required of lasers used in such systems has also increased. It is well known that light... Agent: North Weber & Baugh LLP
20090231702 - Optical films and methods of making the same: In general, in a first aspect, the invent features a method, including providing a layer having a plurality of spaced-apart lines of a first material extending along a first direction and forming a line of a second material on opposing surfaces of each line of the first material, the first... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090231703 - Method of fixing polarization-reversed region formed in ferroelectric single crystal and optical element using the same: A method of fixing polarization-reversed regions formed in a ferroelectric single crystal with ease and an optical element containing such a ferroelectric single crystal are provided. The method of fixing the polarization-reversed regions formed in a ferroelectric single crystal is characterized by including a step of irradiating an ion beam... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20090231704 - Efficient recapture of illumination beam in an active imaging system: In accordance with yet another aspect of the present invention, an active imaging system is provided for imaging a target of interest. An imaging assembly includes a light source and an optical assembly comprising a plurality of passive optical components. The optical assembly divides received light into a first beam,... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090231705 - Devices for dispersion compensation, beam displacement, and optical switching: A method of laterally displacing at least a component of a light beam, the method comprising: a) directing the beam to enter a block of birefringent material at a first location, and at least the component of the beam to pass through the block on a first path to an... Agent: Houston Eliseeva
20090231706 - Color filter and method of fabricating the same: A color filter having a bi-layer metal grating is formed by nanoimprint lithography. Nanoimprint lithography, a low cost technology, includes two alternatives, i.e., hot-embossing nanoimprint lithography and UV-curable nanoimprint lithography. Manufacture steps includes providing a substrate with a polymer material layer disposed thereon. A plurality of lands and grooves are... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090231707 - Optical arrangement, in particular projection exposure apparatus for euv lithography, as well as reflective optical element with reduced contamination: An optical arrangement, in particular a projection exposure apparatus (1) for EUV lithography, includes: a housing (2) that encloses an interior space (15); at least one, in particular reflective, optical element (4 to 10, 12, 14.1 to 14.6) that is arranged in the housing (2); at least one vacuum generating... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090231709 - Imaging device: An imaging device includes an axial-direction moving member which moves between an operating position and a retracted position in an optical axis direction, an in-plane moving optical element movable in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis, a controller which moves the in-plane moving optical element in the orthogonal plane... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090231710 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same:
20090231708 - Zoom lens system, imaging apparatus, and method for zooming the zoom lens system: Providing a zoom lens system having excellent optical performance with a high zoom ratio, an imaging apparatus, and a method for zooming the zoom lens system. The system including, in order from an object, a first group G1 having negative refractive power, a second group G2 having positive refractive power,... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090231711 - Diffraction grating low-pass filter: In the diffraction grating low-pass filter, the diffraction grating has a refractive index variation region having a refractive index different from that of the glass substrate and having a lattice shape in the glass substrate, and the refractive index variation region includes a plurality of phases depending on differences of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090231712 - Diffractive optical element, optical system, and optical apparatus: The diffractive optical element includes a first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating, which are formed of materials different from each other, the first diffraction grating and the second diffraction grating are stacked so as not to provide any air layer therebetween. The diffractive optical element satisfies conditions of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090231714 - Transparent anti-reflective article and method of fabricating same: A transparent anti-reflective article includes a transparent substrate having a first refractive index and a first surface. An anti-reflective layer is formed within the first surface of the transparent substrate through use of one of nanosphere lithography, deep ultra-violet photolithography, electron beam lithography, and nano-imprinting. The anti-reflective layer includes a... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090231716 - Lenticular lens medium: A lenticular lens medium forms a lenticular lens which comprises a plurality of semicylindrical-shaped or arc-shaped elongated convex parts. The lenticular lens medium has a volume resistivity of 1×107-1×1014 Ω·cm and a surface resistivity of 1×108-1×1015 Ω/□. The lenticular lens medium including the convex parts has a thickness of 0.3-3... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090231715 - Optical element array sheet, display device, and fabrication method for same: An optical element array sheet is provided with: a first area in which an optical element array is arranged that is composed of a plurality of optical elements arranged at a prescribed period, a second area formed at the end of the first area with a surface shape that differs... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090231717 - Lenticular lens medium: A lenticular lens medium forms a lenticular lens which includes a plurality of semicylindrical-shaped or arc-shaped elongated convex parts. The lenticular lens medium has a volume resistivity of 1×107-1×1014Ω·cm and a surface resistivity of 1×108-1×1015Ω/□.... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
20090231718 - Optical illumination system for creating a line beam: In one aspect, the disclosure features an optical system configured to create from a beam of light an intensity distribution on a surface, whereby the optical system comprises at least a first optical element which splits the incident beam into a plurality of beams some of which at least partially... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20090231719 - Eyebox shaping through virtual vignetting: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a compressed microlens array comprises an array of lenslets arranged in the array to have the lenslet centers spaced apart at a first distance in a first direction and to have the lenslet centers spaced apart at a second distance in a... Agent: Microvision, Inc.
20090231720 - Heads up display: A heads up display apparatus for a vehicle having a windshield includes an LED display having alphanumeric characters which are at least reflected off of the vehicle windshield toward the driver. The display has power controls and, optionally, a variable brightness control through a manually driver manipulatable control member or... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090231721 - Image display apparatus and image display method: An image display apparatus has light beam emitting units (304L, 304R) which emit light beams based on image information and a set operating frequency, and MEMS mirrors (305L, 305R) which deflect the emitted light beams by deflection operations based on the operating frequency, in correspondence with the right and left... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20090231722 - Visor heads-up display: A wearable system is shown that presents one or more heads-up displays to the wearer. A data source provides information to an image generator that is sufficient to generate one or more display images, which are still or moving, characters or graphical displays. The output image from the image generator... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP
20090231723 - Wide angle projection lens system and method: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for wide angle image projection. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention comprises a video unit, comprising an imaging system configured to create a projected image, a lens group optically coupled to the imaging system to receive the projected image. The... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20090231724 - Distortion tuning of quasi-telecentric lens: A non-linear modification to telecentric object space together with alteration of working distance provides a distortion adjustment feature. The modification to telecentric object space can be manifest as a spherical aberration in an entrance pupil. The change in working distance can be made by relatively translating the imaged object through... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090231725 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens includes first to fifth lens groups respectively having positive, negative, positive, positive, and negative refractive powers in that order from the object side. Zooming is performed by moving the second lens group and the fourth lens group in an optical-axis direction. The first lens group includes a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090231726 - Zoom lens system and camera including the same: A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive optical power, a second lens unit having a negative optical power, a third lens unit having a positive optical power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090231727 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens is provided and includes: in order from an object side thereof, a first group having a positive refractive power; a second group having a negative refractive power; a stop; a third group having a negative refractive power, the third group including at least two positive lenses and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090231728 - Mechanism for controlling position of optical element: An optical element position control mechanism includes an optical element holding member, a lead screw rotatable on a rotational axis parallel to movement direction of the optical element holding member, a linearly moving nut screw-engaged with the lead screw and engaged with the optical element holding member, and a rotation... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090231729 - Lens apparatus: A lens apparatus including an optical element includes a motor configured to drive the optical element; a position detector configured to detect a relative position of the optical element; and a controller configured to detect an origin of the optical element by returning the optical element to the origin by... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090231730 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes a first tube and second tube, the first tube movable relative to the second tube by rotation of the second tube, an engaging unit disposed on the second tube, and a barrier driving unit disposed on an object side of the first tube that opens and... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090231731 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes an imaging optical system having front and rear optical elements with a spring installed therebetween; a reference barrel which includes a forward-facing limit surface and a rearward-facing limit surface; a first position control mechanism which includes a first rotational member and a first limit member, and... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090231732 - Lens barrel and zoom lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a rotational ring, first and second movable members linearly movable having first and second followers, respectively; and first and second guide grooves formed on the rotational ring, the first and second followers being slidably engaged therein, respectively. The first movable member has a non-linear moving path.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090231733 - Optical system: An optical system for imaging an object on an image acquisition unit includes a first lens unit, a second lens unit, a third lens unit, a fourth lens unit, a fifth lens unit, and a sixth lens unit disposed from the object in the direction of the image acquisition unit.... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20090231734 - Imaging optical system for cameras:
20090231735 - Optical element supporting device, lens barrel, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method: An optical-element supporting device includes a first supporting unit and a second supporting unit configured to support an optical element. The first and second supporting units are spaced apart. The first and second supporting units support the optical element so as to constrain translational motion of the optical element along... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090231736 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel capable of preventing reflection of rays of light from a rectilinear motion-causing restriction member on the inner surface of the lens barrel. In a photographic lens unit, to drive an actuator provided on a third lens unit, a flexible wiring board as a current carrying member is... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090231737 - Vehicular holding module capable of zooming information displayed on a screen and related vehicular electronic module: A vehicular holding module includes a frame for holding an electronic device, and a display device. The electronic device has a screen. The display device is disposed at a side of the frame for zooming information displayed on the screen.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090231738 - Mirrors and methods of making same: A mirror having a first substrate and a reflective film formed on the first substrate, the reflective film made of mercury and at least one metal, wherein the mirror is operative such that light incident upon the first substrate and having an intensity that falls below a fluence threshold is... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i
20090231739 - Matrix formulation of kohler integrating system and coupled non-imaging light concentrator: Methods for designing optical systems, including homogenizer element(s), that concentrate light from a distant source, such as the sun, onto a target device, such as a solar cell.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090231740 - Multi-curvature convex mirror having an enhanced field of vision: t
20090231741 - Interior rearview mirror system with compass: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having a mirror housing, a transflective reflective element, a compass sensor and compass circuitry. An information display is disposed in the mirror housing rearward of a transflective mirror reflector of the reflective element, and information displayed... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090231742 - Drive system useful in a night vision device: A drive system for optical components particularly useful with night vision devices. The drive system uses a single motor to rotate a selected one of two components between its operative and inoperative positions while retaining the other component in its inoperative position.... Agent: Ratnerprestia09/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20090225380 - Device for holographic reconstruction of three-dimensional scenes: A device for holographic reconstruction of three-dimensional scenes includes optical focusing means which directs sufficiently coherent light from light means to the eyes of at least one observer via a spatial light modulator that is encoded with holographic information. The device has a plurality of illumination units for illuminating the... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20090225381 - Device for recording holograms: The invention relates to an apparatus for recording holograms on an optical medium, in particular on an optically addressable spatial light modulation device. For this purpose, the apparatus comprises an illumination device for emitting light, an optical medium, an image source having at least one modulation element, and an arrangement... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20090225382 - Mirror scanning system: The invention provides for an improved mirror scanning system for use with a millimeter wave imaging system. The mirror scanning system includes a pair of voice coil actuators aligned generally perpendicular to a mirror. The voice coils are intermittently energized pursuant to a predetermined frequency related to a desired resolution.... Agent: Mckinney Law, LLC
20090225383 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device is disclosed that includes a light source unit, a light source drive unit, a deflection unit, a scanning image optical system, and a light beam detection unit. In the optical scanning device, the light source drive unit controls an amount of light emission of the light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090225384 - Vibration elements: A vibration unit including a frame, a vibration element including a substrate configured to vibrate, and a beam configured to connect the vibration element to the frame. The vibration unit is produced by applying an etching process to at least two surfaces of a substrate. A meeting position of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090225385 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: At least one of a coupling lens and a cylindrical lens has a diffraction lens surface having a ring-band structure with a height h between adjacent ring-bands. The diffraction lens surface has an area A having a shape similar to that of the ring-band structure with a height h′, where... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090225386 - Light beam scanning device:
20090225387 - Micro movable element: A micro movable element including a movable portion; first and second driving electrodes; first and second conductor portions electrically connected to the first and second driving electrodes, respectively; an intermediate insulating portion disposed between the first conductor portion and the second conductor portion; and a partly laminated structure portion including... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090225388 - Controllably coupled piezoelectric motors: A mirror system comprising: a mirror; at least one piezoelectric motor having a coupling surface for coupling the motor to a moveable body; at least one spherical contact surface coupled to the mirror; and a motor mounting frame that holds a piezoelectric motor of the at least one piezoelectric motor... Agent: Dr. Allan C. Entis, Intellectual Property Ltd.
20090225389 - Light control device, lighting device, and projector: A light control device which controls the transmission amount of light emitted from a predetermined emission area includes a rotation member having a rotation axis extending in a direction substantially orthogonal to the center axis of the light, and a light shielding member supported by the rotation member and shielding... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090225391 - Apparatus and methods relating to wavelength conditioning of illumination: Lighting systems comprising a spectrum former upstream from a reflective pixelated spatial light modulator (reflective SLM), the SLM reflecting substantially all of the light in the spectrum into at least two different light paths, that do not reflect back to the light source or the spectrum former. At least one... Agent: Graybeal Jackson LLP
20090225390 - Feedback system and feedback method for controlling power ratio of incident light: A feedback system and method for controlling TE/TM power ratio of light source is proposed. A specially-designed mark is positioned on the mask. The mark and the mask are illuminated by incident light emanated from the light source, and the reflected light or the refracted light of the incident light... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090225392 - Optical modulator and method of providing the same: An optical modulator comprises a Q-switch comprising a first pyroelectric crystal having opposing end faces disposed along a first pyroelectric axis, and a charge dissipating device comprising a second pyroelectric crystal having opposing end faces disposed along a second pyroelectric axis. The charge dissipating device is configured to provide pyroelectric... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20090225393 - Electrochromic elements using antioxidants to suppress self-discharging: The invention relates to the use of antioxidants of different kinds and concentrations in electrochromic elements having an ion conducting component to suppress self-discharging. In comparison to electrochromic elements known from prior art, electrochromic elements according to the invention show a significantly smaller increase in transmissivity for a period of... Agent: Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
20090225394 - System and method of illuminating interferometric modulators using backlighting: An interferometric modulator array device with backlighting is disclosed. The interferometric modulator array device comprises a plurality of interferometric modulator elements, wherein each of the interferometric modulator elements comprises an optical cavity. The interferometric modulator array includes an optical aperture region, and at least one reflecting element is positioned so... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090225395 - Interferometric modulator in transmission mode: A transmissive micromechanical device includes a substrate, an optical stack over the substrate and a moveable membrane over the optical stack. The moveable membrane may include a partially reflective mirror and be configured to move from a first position to a second position. When the movable membrane is in the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090225396 - System and methods for tiling display panels: A plurality of reflective spatial light modulator arrays combined together to form a larger display. Each array can include a plurality of light modulating elements disposed on a substrate. Dead space may exist between active areas and/or at a perimeter of the light modulating elements. A plurality of optical elements... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090225397 - Electro-optic display and materials for use therein: An electro-optic display comprises a layer (130) of a solid electro-optic material, at least one electrode disposed adjacent the layer (130) of electro-optic material, and a layer (180) of a lamination adhesive interposed between the layer (130) of electro-optic material and the electrode, the lamination adhesive (180) having a higher... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation
20090225398 - Electro-optic displays: The invention provides an electrophoretic medium comprising at least two types of particles having substantially the same electrophoretic mobility but differing colors. The invention also provides article of manufacture comprising a layer of a solid electro-optic medium, a first adhesive layer on one surface of the electro-optic medium, a release... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation
20090225399 - Multi-spot scanning system and method: A multi-spot scanning technique using a spot array having a predetermined gap between spots can advantageously provide scalability to a large number of spots as well as the elimination of cross-talk between channels. The multi-spot scanning technique can select a number of spots for the spot array (1D or 2D),... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20090225400 - Illumination system: An illumination system has a plurality of light emitters (R, G, B) and a light-collimator (1) for collimating light emitted by the light emitters. The light-collimator is arranged around a longitudinal axis (25) of the illumination system. A light-exit window (5) of the light-collimator at a side facing away from... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20090225401 - Nonlinear and gain optical devices formed in metal gratings: A nonlinear optical system comprises a metallic film having a first side and a second side. The nonlinear optical system further comprises a regular array of slits in the metallic film. The slits connect the first and second sides of the metallic film. The array is configured to selectively transmit... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Alcatel-lucent
20090225402 - Article comprising a wideband optical amplifier with a wide dynamic range: A multi-channel optical amplifier arrangement operating over a particular bandwidth is provided. The amplifier arrangement includes at least one optical amplifier stage that includes a rare-earth doped optical waveguide, at least one pump source for supplying optical pump energy to the doped optical waveguide, and at least one coupler for... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20090225403 - Multi-wavelength light amplifier: A multi-wavelength light amplifier includes a first-stage light amplifier which has a first light amplifying optical fiber amplifying a light input, a second stage light amplifier which has a second light amplifying optical fiber amplifying a first light output from the first-stage light amplifier, and an optical system which maintains... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090225404 - Guided thermal nonlinearity cell: A guiding nonlinearity cell. The novel nonlinearity cell includes a nonlinear medium and a waveguide adapted to guide input electromagnetic energy through the nonlinear medium. In an illustrative embodiment, the cell includes a thin layer of a liquid or solid nonlinear medium disposed between two parallel plates adapted to guide... Agent: Raytheon Company Patent Docket Administration
20090225405 - Wide-angle lens, optical device using the wide-angle lens, and method for fabricating the wide-angle lens: A wide-angle lens includes an object-side lens group 200, an image-forming side lens group 400, and at least one converging lens 300 arranged between the object-side lens group 200 and the image-forming side lens group 400. The object-side lens group 200 includes at least one concave lens 210 including a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
20090225406 - Optical telescope: An apparatus for enhanced viewing of objects in two separate simultaneous frequency bands of light that is constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention includes a primary mirror and a moveable secondary mirror that is disposed above the primary mirror to provide a long focal length. A... Agent: Risto A. Rinne, Jr. Complete Patenting Services
20090225407 - Microscope device and image processing method: A diffraction grating produces the first diffraction light in a symmetrical direction with respect to the 0-th diffraction light and the optical axis. Each light flux forms two flux interference patterns on a sample surface through a second objective lens and a first objective lens, and a sample is illuminated... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090225410 - Fluorescence microscope: The invention provides a fluorescence microscope and a method for using this to measure fluorescence. The microscope comprises a silicon wafer filter membrane which is highly-planar and does not fluoresce. Moreover, it has a very high perforation density, so that a small surface area is sufficient for effective measurement. Using... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20090225412 - Image measuring apparatus: A fly eye integrator satisfying the following Expression (1) is used for an illumination system: Φ×φ/f>M×DL×NAL . . . (1) Wherein Φ is a diameter of a circle inscribed to a fly-eye integrator injection end surface; φ is a diameter of a circuit inscribed to an end surface of each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090225413 - Microscope with a viewing direction perpendicular to the illumination direction: The invention relates to a microscope, in which a layer of the sample is illuminated by a thin strip of light (11) and the sample is viewed (5) perpendicular to the plane of the strip of light. The depth of the strip of light (11) thus essentially determines the depth... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
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20090225411 - Scanning illumination microscope: A microscopy method and configuration provides the ability to achieve wide field view and high resolution simultaneously. A beam array generator generates an M×N light beam array that illuminates a sample and an M×N sensor array. The sensor array obtains a whole microscopy image of the sample based on the... Agent: Gates & Cooper LLP Howard Hughes Center
20090225409 - Ultrahigh-resolution fiber-optic confocal microscope and method: An ultrahigh-resolution fiber-optic confocal microscope has an illumination system; three single-mode optical fibers, each optically coupled to a fiber coupler; a sample support stage arranged to receive illumination radiation from an end of one of the single-mode optical fibers; a detector arranged to receive output radiation from one of the... Agent: Venable LLP
20090225414 - Dark field objective for a microscope: The invention relates to an objective for a microscope for dark field microscopy having alternating illumination with grazing incidence. A dark field objective is shown having a front lens for receiving light from a sample and having a dark field illumination device for guiding illumination light onto the sample, the... Agent: Simpson & Simpson, PLLC
20090225415 - Laboratory slide: A laboratory slide (2) for mounting, processing or storing a laboratory sample, has a recess (3) in a surface (4) of the slide (2). An inert sheet (5) has a chip (8) applied to the sheet (5) and the sheet (5) covers the recess (3) so that the chip (8)... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP
20090225416 - Reflection-type projection screen: A reflection-type projection screen is provided having uniformly high gain over a wide range of viewing angles. The projection screen includes a dual-purpose light reflective, supportive substrate including at least one unpigmented flash-spun plexifilamentary film-fibril sheet having a light reflectance of greater than about 85% and a gloss of less... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center
20090225417 - Screen, projection system, and method of manufacturing the screen: A screen includes a front surface structure section including a lens array having a plurality of element lenses arranged on a two-dimensional plane on a front side of the screen, a rear surface structure section including a plurality of scattering surfaces formed on a rear side of the lens array... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090225418 - Lenticular lens, light-diffusing sheet, and projection screen: s
20090225419 - Stereoscopic sheet structure: An object of the present invention is to provide a stereoscopic sheet structure in which a three-dimensional design appears to be changing by changing the angle of observation, the stereoscopic sheet structure being a stereoscopic sheet structure that has: a convex lens assembly which is formed on one surface of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090225420 - Optical depolarizers and dgd generators based on optical delay: Techniques and devices for depolarizing light and producing a variable differential group delays in optical signals. In one implementation, an input optical beam is split into first and second beams with orthogonal polarizations. One or two optical reflectors are then used to cause the first and second optical beams to... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC
20090225421 - Microscope and dust treatment method for microscope: A microscope includes an optical member; a movable member that moves so as to pass near the optical member at a time of observation operation of the microscope; and a dust removing member that is mounted on the movable member, and that exerts a function of removing dust adhered on... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090225422 - Transfer of optical element patterns on a same side of a substrate already having a feature thereon: A passive optical element is transferred into a substrate already having features with a vertical dimension thereon. The features may be another passive optical element, an active optical element, a dichroic layer, a dielectric layer, alignment features, metal portions. A protective layer is provided over the feature during the transfer... Agent: Digital Optics Corporation
20090225423 - Light-condensing device and method of fabricating the same: A light-condensing device and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The light-condensing device includes a central block, a pair of vertical diffraction grating blocks respectively located left and right of the central block, and a pair of horizontal diffraction grating blocks respectively located above and below the central... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20090225424 - Micro-optical diffraction grid and process for producing the same: The invention relates to microoptical diffraction gratings for electromagnetic radiation and to a method suitable for the manufacture thereof. The diffraction gratings in accordance with the invention can in particular be utilized for use as microspectrometers which can be used in this connection in the form of scanning microgratings. In... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090225425 - Optical resin composition having excellent impact resistance and method for fabricating optical lens using the same: An optical resin composition with superior impact resistance and a method for producing an optical lens from the composition are disclosed. In one embodiment, the optical resin composition for a plastic optical lens has superior impact resistance as well as light-weight, superior moldability, excellent dyeing ability, a high Abbe number... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090225426 - Conversion of solar energy to electrical and/or heat energy: A parabolic primary mirror (10) has a concave specular surface (12) that is constructed and positioned to receive solar energy and focus it towards a focal point. A secondary mirror (14) having a convex specular surface (16) is constructed and positioned to receive focused solar energy from the primary mirror... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090225427 - Optically modified three-dimensional object: An optically modified three-dimensional object includes a metal substrate material. At least one dielectric material is on the metal substrate material. A visual property of the substrate material and visible light reflected by the at least one dielectric material create a desired visual appearance of the three-dimensional object.... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20090225428 - Optical module: A light dispersion filter is composed of three or more optically transparent layers each having a value equal to the value of the product of the refractive index and thickness of the optically transparent layer and transmitted light, and a plurality of partially reflective layers arranged alternately with the optically... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090225429 - Diffusion plate with high diffusion quality: A diffusion plate including a structured surface is provided. There are a lot of concave structures disposed on the structured surface. Each concave structure, with at least two opposite first sides and at least two opposite second sides, includes at least two first curved surfaces and at least two second... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090225430 - Prismatic lens and reflector/refractor device for lighting fixtures having enhanced performance characteristics: A prismatic lens and a reflector/refractor device having enhanced characteristics are provided for lighting fixtures. The prismatic lens and the reflector/refractor device are formed of a silicone material. A prismatic lens member includes a plurality of prisms on a surface thereof for refracting light. The reflector/refractor device includes a plurality... Agent: Joan Pennington
20090225431 - Alignment device and application thereof: An alignment device and applications thereof are disclosed. The device comprises a dam structure disposed on a first substrate, and a post disposed on a second substrate at a position corresponding to the dam structure. The dam structure comprises a groove. The post is disposed in the groove of the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090225432 - Wide-angle compound-eye imaging device: A center lens for collecting light in a center range and left/right lenses for collecting light in left/right ranges are supported in one plane to form center and left/right unit images. A microprocessor combines the unit images into a wide-angle image. The left/right optical lenses are placed on left-right direction... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20090225433 - Multiple image camera and lens system: A system for simultaneously producing multiple images substantially identical images on multiple separate detector planes is disclosed. A reflective spatially beam-splitting element preferably comprising multiple reflective areas is preferably placed at a location substantially coincident with the pupil or aperture of the system. In non-diffraction limited systems, each area preferably... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.
20090225434 - Vehicle rear view apparatus utilizing heads up display and rear looking sensors: A vehicle rear view apparatus and method has one or more rear looking sensors which provide rear view information about the environment to the rear of the vehicle and transmit such information via a connection to a heads up display mounted within the vehicle. The heads up display projects an... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20090225435 - Gradient index microlenses and method of formation: A lens includes a gradient index of refraction and a curved shape. A method of making the lens includes forming a plurality of layers, forming a shaped resist on the plurality of layers, and etching the resist and the plurality of layers to transfer the shape of the resist into... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20090225436 - Drop centering device: A variable-focus lens that includes a wall made of an insulating material, a drop of an insulating liquid arranged on an area of a first surface of the wall, a conductive liquid covering the first surface and the drop, and an electrode arranged on a second surface of said wall.... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090225437 - Zoom lens and optical apparatus equipped with this zoom lens: A zoom lens of the present invention has a first lens group having negative refractive power, a second lens group having positive refractive power, and a third lens group having positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object, wherein the distances between each lens group are changed... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090225438 - Reflex, magnifying optical system: A first lens group in a reflex, magnifying optical system includes sequentially from the side of an object, a first lens that has a negative refractive power and is a meniscus lens having a concave aspect facing toward an image, an optical element (prism) that refracts an optical path, a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090225439 - Cylindrical molded article, lens barrel, camera, and injection mold: A drive frame 34 as a cylindrical molded article has a drive frame main body 34a, three first cam grooves 34c, three second cam grooves 34d, three high-density regions H, and three cam pins 43. The cam pins 43 are disposed in the circumferential direction between first center lines X1... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090225440 - Total-reflection lens: This invention is regarding to an innovatively designed lens that employs two holes of different shapes as light-inlet and light-outlet surfaces to direct lights. The main feature is that the light can emit out at a more focused and uniformed fashion through refraction and total reflection. On the other hands,... Agent: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.
20090225441 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens of which optical performance does not deteriorate even in a high temperature environment, various aberrations are well corrected, optical length is short, and back focus is sufficiently secured. This imaging lens comprises a first junction type compound lens 14, an aperture diaphragm S, a second junction type... Agent: Venable LLP
20090225442 - Solid immersion lens with increased focusing capacity:
20090225443 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes a first lens for converging light incident thereto through a first field area, a first prism to which light is incident through a second field area at a right of the first field area, a second lens for converging the light emitted from the first... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090225445 - Image capture lens and image capture apparatus: An image capture lens includes: when changed from infinity to close focusing, a first lens group moving from an image to an object with positive refractive power; and a second lens group fixed relatively to the image with negative refractive power, wherein the first lens group includes a negative first... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090225447 - Lens module and optical module incorporating same: A lens module includes a first 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 axially from the first radially extending... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090225446 - Optical lens assembly and lens module: An exemplary optical lens assembly includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens comprises a first central portion and a first annular stepped portion. The first annular stepped portion has a first outer step and a second outer step. The first outer step has a first outer... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090225448 - Magnifier: A magnifier is provided for magnifying textual, graphic, or other material associated with a container or other object.... Agent: Stephen Albert Johnston
20090225449 - Light beam delivery system: A device for projecting images from a video generating device such as a computer, television receiver, or similar device onto a screen or other surface is described in this invention. The device uses a rotating disk containing numerous lenses to direct a light beam from a laser or other light... Agent: Richard A. Baker, Jr.
20090225450 - Optical pickup actuator: There is provided an optical pickup actuator for actuating a lens holder having an object lens according to an interaction between coils and magnets. The optical pickup actuator includes a lens-seating portion formed on the lens holder to support the object lens and a lens guide portion protruding from the... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20090225451 - Lens module: A lens module includes a base, a rotating component, a positioning component and a lens barrel. The base includes at least one first positioning member and a hollow body which defines a receiving hole therein. An annular ledge is formed in the receiving hole. The rotating component includes an annular... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090225454 - Camera module: A camera module includes a rear lens barrel, a front lens barrel assembled to the rear lens barrel, the front lens barrel and the rear lens barrel together forming a housing space, a lens holder that holds an imaging optical system and is housed in the housing space, a guiding... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20090225452 - Emi-proof miniature lens focusing mechanism: An EMI-proof miniature lens focusing mechanism includes a frame having four magnets mounted therearound; a lens holder holding a miniature lens therein and being enclosed in a winding element; at least one elastic element having a fixed outer portion connected to the frame and a movable inner portion connected to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090225453 - Lens module: A lens module includes a lens, a barrel, a holder and a driving mechanism. The barrel is configured for receiving the lens. The holder is configured for receiving the barrel therein. The driving mechanism includes a first lever and a first piezoelectric device. The first lever includes a fixed end... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090225455 - Optical component and image pickup unit: An optical component includes: an optical element; a sealing member in a ring shape arranged on the optical element; a stepped portion formed on a front of a circumference surface of the optical element; and a movement-restricting portion arranged at a rear of the optical element. The stepped portion restricts... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090225456 - Back up safety mirror: A safety mirror for mounting at the rear of a vehicle to allow an operator of the vehicle to observe images of objects which may be present to either side of the rear of the vehicle, the safety mirror comprising a convex reflective mirror surface for mounting at the rear... Agent: Dennison Associates
20090225457 - Rearview mirror device with wide viewing angle: A rearview mirror device includes an elongated mirror body and a housing. The mirror body is formed with a first curved section having two opposite ends, and second and third curved sections extending integrally and respectively from the opposite ends of the first curved section. The first curved section has... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20090225458 - Teardrop shaped vehicular mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly having a housing and dome-type mirror lens. The lens has a first base footprint portion with a constant radius of curvature and a diameter, and a second base footprint portion comprised of an elliptical portion with a base major axis and a base minor axis. The... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090225459 - Automotive mirror mounting system: An external mirror mounting system for an automotive vehicle includes an outer panel having a mounting reinforcement attached to an inner surface, and an extended outer belt reinforcement which is mounted with stand off structures to the mounting reinforcement, so that a box section is constituted for supporting a mirror... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC
20090225460 - Light shielding structure of an optical device: A light shielding structure of an optical device includes outer and inner annular members which move relative to each other in an axial direction, small and large diameter outer peripheral portions formed on the inner annular member, and a light shielding ring positioned inside the outer annular member and supported... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C09/03/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20090219592 - Fabrication process for cholesteric liquid crystal media having a volume hologram: The invention provides a process capable of fabricating a cholesteric liquid crystal medium having a volume hologram with efficiency yet without recourse to complicated steps such as an alignment step. This is achievable as follows. A volume hologram layer is formed on a substrate, and a cholesteric liquid crystal layer... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090219590 - Method and apparatus for the production of polarization holograms: The present invention relates to a method for the production of polarization holograms, an apparatus for the production of polarization holograms and the use of the polarization holograms according to the invention as data stores, security features or diffractive optical elements for performing conventional optical functions.... Agent: Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
20090219591 - Methods and apparatus for displaying colour images using holograms: We describe a method of projecting a colour image on a screen holographically. The method includes: inputting colour image data including data for at least two colour planes of said image, a first, longer wavelength colour plane and a second, shorter wavelength colour plane; generating data for respective first and... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20090219589 - Three-dimensional image display and three-dimensional image displaying method: The present invention relates to a three-dimensional image displaying apparatus, or the like, that has a simple structure capable of displaying a high-quality reconstruction image by effectively making use of the focusing function of the observer's eyes. The three-dimensional image displaying apparatus comprises a spatial light modulation element, an illumination... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)
20090219593 - Reflection type collinear holographic storage system: The collinear holographic storage system has a spatial light modulator for imprinting a data page on an object beam, which is located in the beam path of a portion of a reference beam transmitted through a holographic storage medium, whereby the object beam is generated by imprinting a data page... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090219594 - Hologram reproducing device and hologram reproducing method: Disclosed is a hologram reproducing device and a hologram reproducing method capable of reading hologram data at a high speed with low power consumption. When a predetermined voltage is applied to some of the signal electrodes and the scanning electrodes arranged in a matrix, a pixel disposed at an intersection... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20090219595 - Device for reading out holograms: The invention relates to an apparatus for transmissively reading out holograms generated by writing light in an optical medium, in particular holograms generated in an optically addressable spatial light modulation device. For this purpose, the apparatus comprises an illumination device for emitting light and an optical system for directing the... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)
20090219596 - Holographic printer: A single method and apparatus for producing many of the most common types of hologram from digital data is disclosed. The data are generated entirely by a computer as a 3-D (animated) model or from multiple 2-D camera images taken of a real 3-D (moving) object or scene from a... Agent: Paul S Madan Madan & Sriram, PC
20090219597 - Optical analysis system and optical train: A multivariate optical computing and analysis system includes a light source configured to radiate a first light along a first ray path; a modulator disposed in the first ray path, the modulator configured to modulate the first light to a desired frequency; a spectral element disposed proximate the modulator, the... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20090219598 - Deformable mirror system and deformable mirror drive device: A deformable mirror system includes a deformable mirror, which comprises a deformation part with a reflection surface formed thereon, a fixing part configured to fix the deformation part, and a pair of electrodes disposed facing the deformation part and the fixing part, respectively, and a deformable mirror drive device. The... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090219599 - Changeable apparatus for single or raster scanning using polygon mirror: A changeable apparatus for scanning a symbol is disclosed wherein by selectively changing the position of a bending mirror (101), different scan patterns are produced. In a preferred embodiment, the different positions of the bending mirror (101) result in a scanning beam (107, 108) being directed off of different polygon... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP
20090219600 - Systems and methods of actuating mems display elements: Apparatus and methods of actuating MEMS display elements are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments can be incorporated into other drive schemes for MEMS display elements. In one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling a MEMS display element to display a frame of video data, said MEMS display element comprising a portion of... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090219601 - Multi-channel chromatic dispersion compensator: A multi-wavelength device to compensate for chromatic dispersion in an optical transmission by inducing a phase shift which varies quadratically as a function of the different frequencies within the transmission. The quadratic phase variation can be applied by dispersing the input optical signal such that different wavelength components are spatially... Agent: Saltamar Innovations
20090219602 - Magneto-opto photonic crystal multiplayer structure having enhanced faraday rotation with visible light: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-program product for producing magneto-optic materials in the blue and green wavelengths. The apparatus includes a substrate generally transparent to a light signal including a component at a predetermined visible frequency; a stack of optical multilayers overlying the substrate for transmitting the component with at... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20090219603 - Temperature activated optical films: The present invention discloses a multilayer dielectric optical structure wherein one of the optical materials in the multilayer structure shows an optically isotropic state above and a birefringent state below a characteristic temperature Tc near the room temperature. The optical structure reflects a predetermined wavelength range of electromagnetic radiation above... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
20090219604 - Photonic mems and structures: An interference modulator (Imod) incorporates anti-reflection coatings and/or micro-fabricated supplemental lighting sources. An efficient drive scheme is provided for matrix addressed arrays of IMods or other micromechanical devices. An improved color scheme provides greater flexibility. Electronic hardware can be field reconfigured to accommodate different display formats and/or application functions. An... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090219605 - Optical interference display panel and manufacturing method thereof: A first electrode and a sacrificial layer are sequentially formed on a substrate, and then first openings for forming supports inside are formed in the first electrode and the sacrificial layer. The supports are formed in the first openings, and then a second electrode is formed on the sacrificial layer... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090219606 - Device and method: An article includes an optical device. The optical device includes a first prism and a second prism. The first prism includes an optically active material that responds to an external stimulus that affects a refractive index of at least a portion of the first prism. A method for making a... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090219607 - Method and apparatus for enhanced resolution microscopy of living biological nanostructures: The present invention is a method and apparatus that utilizes an inertia-free diffraction mechanism to control both phase and rotation of the standing wave pattern that results in super-resolution at unparalleled imaging speeds. In some embodiments of the present inventions, AODs are utilized to control period, phase, and rotation of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20090219608 - Wavelength conversion device and wavelength conversion method: A wavelength conversion device that obtains, from an input light, a wavelength-converted light with a wavelength shift by a wavelength shift amount of Δλ is disclosed. The device comprises first and second wavelength converters. The first wavelength convertor shifts a central wavelength of a first wavelength-converted light by a first... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20090219609 - Optical amplifier provided with control function of pumping light, and optical transmission system using the same: In an optical transmission system according to one aspect of the present invention, for transmitting a WDM light from a transmission station to a reception station, utilizing a Raman amplifier, the Raman amplifier comprises: an optical amplification medium; a pumping light source generating a plurality of pumping lights having wavelengths... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090219610 - Optical pule amplifier with high peak and high average power:
20090219611 - Device and method: An article includes an optical device. The optical device includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens includes an optically active material that responds to an external stimulus that affects a refractive index of at least a portion of the first lens. A method for making a... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20090219612 - Focus-adjusting unit and microscope: It is possible to use the magnification of an objective lens as is, substantially without changing the observation magnification, even when the working distance of the objective lens is changed. The invention provides a focus-adjusting unit disposed on an optical axis between an objective optical system that collects light from... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20090219613 - Balancing apparatus for a surgical microscope: A balancing apparatus for a surgical microscope is suggested for balancing an optics carrier that is held via a pivot support at a stand. The apparatus comprises a Y displacement unit comprising a first slide for displacement of the optics carrier in a Y direction and a Z displacement unit... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.
20090219614 - Microscope apparatus: A microscope apparatus including a light source device, a storage table, and a setting controller is provided. The light source device includes a light intensity adjuster which changes light intensity of an illumination light of plural different wavelength regions selectively extracted from light emitted from a light source, and thereby... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20090219615 - Projector screen and display system: A translucent projector screen on which light from a display unit disposed obliquely forward of the screen is projected, said projector screen integrally includes: a sheet-shaped main body; a plurality of convex lenses integrally formed on a surface of the main body; and a plurality of reflective members disposed on... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090219616 - Theater-type projection screen: A theater-type projection screen is disclosed, which is capable of achieving a theater-like stage structure with one projection screen, being implemented in a wall-mounting form or in a stand form. The theater-type projection screen comprises a screen frame formed in a dual structure including an outer frame and an inner... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20090219617 - Short-wavelength polarizing elements and the manufacture and use thereof: While gold wire grids have been used to polarize infrared wavelengths for over a hundred years, they are not appropriate for shorter wavelengths due to their large period. With embodiments of the present invention, grids with periods a few tens of nanometers can be fabricated. Among other things, such grids... Agent: Watchstone P+d, PLLC
20090219618 - Polarization coupling cube-corner retro-reflectors: A cube corner retro-reflector that includes three mutually perpendicular reflecting planes arranged in a pyramidal configuration, wherein at least one of the reflecting planes has a non-isotropic surface causing a polarization state of a ray exiting the cube corner retro-reflector to be orthogonal or substantively orthogonal to a polarization state... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090219619 - Zoom lens system, imaging apparatus, method for zooming, and method for vibration reduction: Providing a high optical performance zoom lens system with realizing a high zoom ratio and compactness suitable for a highly integrated electronic imaging device. The system includes, in order from an object along an optical axis: a first group G1 having positive refractive power; a second group G2 having negative... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20090219620 - 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
20090219621 - Protective visor for marine electronics: A visor shield for shielding a marine electronic device from sunlight, weather and spray includes a visor body having a base portion for attachment to an electronic device, and a protruding portion extending from the base portion and sized to extend out from the electronic device to shade a front... Agent: The Law Office Of Randall T. Erickson, P.C.
20090219622 - Light-absorbing structure and methods of making: A critically coupled optical resonator absorbs greater than 95% of incident light of the critical wavelength with an absorber layer less than 10 run thick.... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20090219623 - Negative index material with compensated losses: A composition of resonant passive metal-dielectric elements with gain medium results in a meta-material with an effective negative refractive index and compensated losses. To compensate for losses, additional energy is supplied using the stimulated emission from active elements made of a gain material. The overall objective is to overcome the... Agent: Coleman Sudol Sapone, P.C.
20090219624 - Projection zoom lens system and projection type display apparatus: The projection zoom lens system includes a negative first lens group, a positive second lens group, a third lens group, a positive fourth lens group, a fifth lens group, and a positive sixth lens group. The lens system is nearly telecentric on a reduction side. During zooming, the second to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090219625 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: The positioning of the first through the third lenses in the optical axis direction is performed in the state that the optical axes are aligned by press-fitting the outer circumference surfaces of the first through the third lenses of the second lens group respectively to the first through the third... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090219626 - Variable power optical system and imaging device: A variable power optical system is provided and includes: in order from the object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power and including a negative lens group and a positive lens group; a stop; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power and includes a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090219627 - Variable power optical system and imaging device: A variable power optical system is provided and includes: in order from the object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power and including a negative lens group and a positive lens group; a stop; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power and including a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090219628 - Variable power optical system and image-recording device: A variable power optical system composed of a first optical part, a second optical part, and a third optical part, with the first optical part being movable with respect to the second and third optical parts to change the focal length of the entire system. The first optical part is... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20090219629 - Lens barrel and imaging device: A lens barrel which allows efficient interlock between a cylindrical member such as a moving cam ring and a component such as a viewfinder cam plate or a strobe cam plate, without size-increasing. The lens barrel comprises a first cylindrical member, and a second cylindrical member that is disposed so... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090219630 - Image reading lens system and image reading apparatus: An image reading lens system of Example 1 includes six lenses having first to sixth lenses being arranged in order from an object side and an aperture diaphragm. In the image reading lens system, the first lens, the third lens, and the sixth lens are formed of negative lenses, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090219631 - Ultra-wide angle objective lens: A ultra-wide angle objective lens comprising a first group having a first lens element having a convex object surface facing the object and a concave image surface facing the image plane, and a second aspheric lens element, the second aspheric lens element having a varying power that is negative at... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Wisnosky
20090219632 - Lens module and a method for fabricating the same: A lens module and a method for fabricating the same are disclosed. The module comprises a substrate and a lens structure. The substrate comprises a through-hole therein. The lens structure is embedded in the through-hole.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090219633 - Lens driving device: A lens driving device has a stationary part including an iron shell, a movable part including a lens holder for holding a lens therein, and a driving part for moving the movable part relative to the stationary part. The driving part includes a plurality of magnets fixed to the iron... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20090219634 - Kinematic optical mount: A positioning apparatus for providing relative movement between a first member and a second member has a lever element pivotably coupled to the first member along a fulcrum member and has an actuator arm and a positioner arm. First and second flexure elements extend between the positioner arm of the... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20090219636 - Lens barrel drive apparatus: A lens barrel drive apparatus which can be reduced in outside diameter to realize reduced diameter. A guide bar guides a lens along an optical axis. Hollow magnets are disposed on an outer peripheral side of the lens and have magnetized portions alternately magnetized to different poles in the circumferential... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20090219635 - Lens driving device, lens barrel, optical apparatus, and method for assembling lens driving device: A lens driving device is provided that moves a lens support frame in an optical-axis direction through a rack engaging with a feed screw functioning as an output shaft of a driving unit. The rack includes a main rack tooth engaging with the feed screw and a pressing portion facing... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090219637 - Drive system, drive module and rearview mirror unit for a motor vehicle: A modular drive system, in particular for a driven angular adjustment of a rearview mirror support of a motor vehicle, comprising at least two drive modules, each provided with a housing with an electric motor and a drive portion driven by the electric motor, and a drivable portion for cooperation... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLCPrevious industry: Facsimile and static presentation processing
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