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Optical: systems and elements October categorized by USPTO classification 10/09

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10/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090257104 - Hologram viewing arrangement and alignment device: The present invention relates to a hologram viewing arrangement, to an alignment device, to a display device, to a device for aligning first and second members and to a device for aligning an optical beam with a desired target. A hologram viewing arrangement comprising a pixellated phase mask substrate (20)... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090257105 - Device having thin black mask and method of fabricating the same: A thin black mask is created using a single mask process. A dielectric layer is deposited over a substrate. An absorber layer is deposited over the dielectric layer and a reflector layer is deposited over the absorber layer. The absorber layer and the reflector layer are patterned using a single... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090257106 - Retarder-based despeckle device for laser illumination systems: A method and apparatus for reducing speckle in a laser illumination system uses a despeckle device including an optical retarder providing an odd integer multiple of substantially half-wave retardation for light emitted from a coherent laser in the laser illumination system. The near half-wave optical retarder has a substantially constant... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20090257107 - Device for controlling light radiation: Device for controlling light radiation, which is excited in a specimen and/or which is backscattered and/or reflected and which contains one or more wavelengths, at a plurality of light outlets, wherein a separation of the light radiation into differently polarized components is carried out; and the components of the excitation... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090257108 - Light with bi-directional propagation: Devices for providing illumination to a display and method for manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, a display device includes a reflective display and turning features for turning light propagating from opposite directions in a light guide to the reflective display.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090257109 - Method and system for packaging a mems device: A MEMS-based display device is described, wherein an array of interferometric modulators are configured to reflect light through a transparent substrate. The transparent substrate is sealed to a backplate and the backplate can contain electronic circuitry for controlling the array of interferometric modulators. The backplate can provide physical support for... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090257110 - Mirror device comprising drive electrode equipped with stopper function: The present invention provides a mirror device, comprising: a plurality of deflectable mirrors; an elastic member for deflectably supporting the mirror; a drive electrode for driving the mirror; a control circuit for giving electric charge to the drive electrode and controlling the deflecting direction of the mirror; and a substrate... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20090257111 - Tunable optical array device comprising liquid cells: A tunable optical component includes comprises a plurality of individual tunable liquid cells regularly arranged and integrated to at least one cell structure forming an array on the supporting substrate. A single liquid cell comprises several integrated cell walls, the cell walls projecting away from the supporting substrate and having... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20090257112 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing electrophoretic display: In an apparatus for manufacturing an electrophoretic display, the electrophoretic display includes a backside plate having a cover area and a display structure. The display structure is arranged on the backside plate and a rear surface thereof facing toward the backside plate has an area less than the cover area.... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090257113 - Light filter/modulator and array of filters/modulators: A light filter or an array of filters can be either one or two dimensional. The filter or filters use multiple beam interference by varying an optical path length between semi-reflective surfaces. The optical path length between the semi-reflective surfaces is varied by changing a thickness of a polymer film... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090257114 - Wavelength-converted light generating apparatus and generating method: A wavelength-converted light generating apparatus 1A includes: an excitation light source 10 supplying excitation light L0 of a predetermined wavelength; and a wavelength conversion element 20, in which an aggregate 22 of crystals of a dye molecule is held by a holding substrate 21 and which, by incidence of the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090257115 - Optical amplifier and abnormality detection method for the same: An optical amplifier includes a first optical amplification unit that amplifies input light, a variable optical attenuation unit that attenuates an output of the first optical amplification unit, a second optical amplification unit that amplifies an output of the variable optical attenuation unit, and a loss amount control unit that... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090257116 - Erbium and erbium/ytterbium cladding pumped hybrid optical amplifier: An optical fiber amplifier apparatus and optical signal amplification method are provided. In one example, the amplifier apparatus comprises an optical combiner that is configured to receive an input optical signal to be amplified and a pump light beam. The optical combiner combines for output the input optical signal and... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P. Cisco Systems, Inc.

20090257117 - Projection optical system and projection type display using the same: A luminous flux optically modulated by an image display device is projected to be magnified on a screen by a projection optical system includes: a first optical system having a positive first lens group including eight lenses, a negative second lens group including three lenses, and a third lens group... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090257118 - Beam-shaping telescope: A beam shaping telescope includes two mirrors having rotationally symmetric curvature inclined to the optical axis of the telescope. By selecting an appropriate curvature, spacing, and inclination of the mirrors, the telescope can be used to transform an astigmatic laser beam having a non-circular cross section into a circular beam... Agent: Coherent, Inc. C/o Morrison & Forester

20090257119 - Display panel, display device, and terminal device: A translucent liquid crystal display panel (2) includes pixel pairs as display units each formed by a left-eye pixel (4L) and a right-eye pixel (4R) and arranged in a matrix shape. A through hole (4Ld) arranged in a color layer (4Lc) of a color filter has a slit shape whose... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090257120 - Unique color separation techniques for stereoscopic 3d projection: Primary colors red, green and blue are each transmitted in three adjacent frequencies to create stereoscopic 3D images. A true center frequency for each primary color is transmitted to one eye while two straddling frequencies, on either side of the center frequency, are transmitted to the other eye. Untinted, notch... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.

20090257121 - Rotational sensitive mirror: A rotational sensitive mirror includes a low profile structure that has asymmetric reflective elements such that normally incidence polarized light is reflected with high reflectivity at least one rotational angle and that normally incidence polarized light is reflected with lower reflectivity at least one different rotational angle, thereby rotating the... Agent: Josh Hogan

20090257122 - Method for avoidance of an obstacle or an optical phenomenon which distorts quality of image: A method for avoiding an obstacle or an image-quality-degrading optical phenomenon in an image recognition unit is provided. The method includes the steps of providing at least an optical shutter array in the image recognition unit, detecting the obstacle or the optical phenomenon, and closing the optical shutter that corresponds... Agent: Smith Patent Office

20090257123 - Image device and optical device: m

20090257124 - Lamina comprising cube corner elements and retroreflective sheeting: The present disclosure is directed to lamina(e) comprising cube corner elements, a tool comprising an assembly of laminae and replicas thereof. The disclosure further relates to retroreflective sheeting.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090257125 - Imaging lens, optical apparatus and method for forming image using this imaging lens: An imaging lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, an aperture stop, and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object. The first lens group has a first lens component having a negative refractive power and a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090257126 - Zero-order diffractive pigments: The present invention relates to pigments comprising or consisting of a layer made of a material with an index of refraction that is higher than the index of refraction of the adjacent material by at least 0.25; whereas said layer has a zero-order diffractive micro-structure; whereas said layer acts as... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20090257127 - Imaging optical system: An imaging optical system according to the present invention is provided with at least one lens element and comprises: an optical surface through which incident light transmits; and an antireflection structure provided in at least part of a peripheral region located in the periphery of a center region containing the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090257128 - Plastic rod lens, rod lens array, rod lens plate, image sensor and printer: wherein n1, n0, nA, and nB represent refraction index nD in the outer peripheral portion, at the center, and at arbitrary points A and B, respectively, and ν1, νA, and νB represent Abbe number ν in the outer peripheral portion, and at the arbitrary points A and B, respectively.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20090257129 - Projection zoom lens system and projection type display apparatus: A projection lens system includes, in order from the magnification side, a negative first group G1 and positive second to fifth groups G2 to G5. In the lens system, the first group G1 has aspheric surface, a lens closest to the magnification side (L7) in the fourth group G4 has... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090257130 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group of negative refracting power, a second lens group of positive refracting power and a third lens group of positive refracting power, wherein the first and second lens groups are configured to move... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090257131 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: An apparatus has a zoom lens and an image pickup element disposed on the image side of the zoom lens that converts an optical image formed by the zoom lens into an electrical signal. The zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a negative... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090257132 - Zoom lens system and electronic imaging apparatus that uses the same:

20090257133 - Image pickup lens, image pickup unit and mobile terminal: An image pickup lens includes: an aperture stop; a first lens having a positive power and including a convex surface facing an object side; a second lens having a negative power and including a concave surface facing an image side; a third lens in a meniscus shape having a positive... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090257134 - Image capture lens and image capture apparatus:

20090257135 - Lens module and method for fabricating same: A lens module includes: a base unit, a first lens unit, a spacer unit, a second lens unit and a cap unit. The base unit has a first through hole having a first tapered portion. The first lens unit has a first peripheral portion having second and third tapered portions.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090257136 - Image magnifying device for portable multimedia player: An image magnifying device for portable multimedia player includes a connection mechanism having an insertion slot formed on one side thereof; a supporting unit including a base defining a central opening corresponding to the insertion slot for setting around the insertion slot on the connection mechanism, and two supporting arms... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090257137 - Lens barrel and camera: A collapsible lens barrel having a low-profile size and a camera applied with the collapsible lens barrel. The lens barrel includes a first retractable lens-retaining frame and a second retractable lens-retaining frame for retaining at least one of a plurality of lens groups and being retracted to a position outer... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090257138 - Lens structure: A lens structure includes a first barrel, a second barrel, a third barrel, a first lens module and a second lens module. The first and the second barrel respectively have a first guiding-groove and a second guiding-groove. The third barrel has a first portion and a second portion. The first... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090257139 - Lens driving mechanism and image pickup apparatus using the same: A lens driving mechanism for an image pickup apparatus capable of being reduced in size, and having excellent driving accuracy and tranquility is provided. The lens driving mechanism is characterized in that vibration of a piezoelectric vibration motor is used as a driving source, and the vibration is transmitted to... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090257140 - Mounting structure for a mirror assembly: A mirror assembly mountable to a wall includes a mirror platform having a front surface and a rear surface, a chassis engageable with the mirror platform to define a mirror assembly interior, at least one electrical component disposed within the mirror assembly interior, and a mounting structure. The mounting structure... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090257141 - Bent glass sheet with light-shielding film for vehicles: A bent glass sheet (1) with a light-shielding film for vehicles includes a glass sheet, and a light-shielding film formed in at least a part, i.e. a film-formed portion (11), of a peripheral portion of one surface of the glass sheet. The light-shielding film is composed of a band-shaped film... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

  
10/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090251749 - Ovd containing device: A holographic overlay is provided, including: a polycarbonate substrate having a first side and a second side, a diffractive structure cast upon the first side of the polycarbonate substrate, and a reflection-enhancing coating on at least a part of the diffractive structure; wherein the second side of the polycarbonate substrate... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20090251750 - Optical reproducing method and optical reproducing apparatus: An optical reproducing method is provided. A diffracted light is generated by irradiating a reference light onto a hologram. A combined light is generated by applying a direct-current component formed by a polarized light having a third polarization component with a first polarization plane having a polarization direction orthogonal to... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090251752 - Display device with diffractive optics: Light modulator displays may be illuminated using a light guide comprising diffractive optics that directs light onto the light modulators. The light guide may comprise, for example, a holographic light turning element that turns light propagating within the light guide onto the array of light modulators. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090251751 - Optical imaging system: An illumination device for an optical imaging apparatus, such as a microscope. The illumination of a slide specimen is achieved when divergent light for a point light source or a plurality of point light sources illuminate the specimen converging at high angles at equal brightness across all angles. The user... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC

20090251753 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a diffractive optical element. The diffractive optical element is a hybrid lens in which a resin layer is joined to a glass-lens base material, and a diffractive surface is provided in the resin layer. The diffractive surface has a multi-step structure including a plurality of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090251754 - Light scanning unit, image forming apparatus employing the same and light scanning method: A light scanning unit including a light source unit emitting a collimated light beam, and a beam deflector deflecting and scanning the collimated light beam and having a mirror surface that oscillates, a light scanning method and an image forming apparatus employing the light scanning unit are disclosed. The light... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090251755 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus including: a polygon motor that rotates a reflection member; a laser emitting section that emits a laser beam toward a side face of the rotating reflection member; a photoconductor that is scanned by a laser beam reflected from the side face of the reflection member; a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090251756 - Movable body apparatus and optical deflector using the movable body apparatus: A movable body apparatus includes a vibratory system, a vibration detecting portion, a driving portion, and a controlling portion. The vibratory system has a resonance frequency and a movable body capable of being reciprocally and rotatably vibrated. The vibration detecting portion detects a vibration condition of the movable body. The... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251757 - Shutter device and drive method: The present invention provides a shutter apparatus and a drive method for the same, the shutter apparatus having functions of both a shutter apparatus for an image interception and a shutter apparatus for an aperture adjustment and being space-saving and low in costs. Within an illumination casing are provided first... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20090251758 - Glass type electrochemical/ electrically controllable device with variable optical and/or energetic characteristic: An electrochemical/electrically controllable device having variable optical and/or energetic properties, including a first carrier substrate including an electrically conductive layer associated with a first stack of electrically active layers and a second carrier substrate including an electrically conductive layer associated with a second stack of electrically active layers. The first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090251759 - Materials, thin films, optical filters, and devices including same: A material is disclosed which possesses at least two of the following characteristics: (a) is optically transparent at a wavelength in the range from about 1500 nm to about 1560 nm; (b) has a 1/n dn/dt greater than that of silicon, (c) has an extinction coefficient, k, less than 10−3.... Agent: Martha Ann Finnegan Qd Vision, Inc.

20090251760 - Micro mirrors having improved hinges: A micro mirror device includes a hinge supported upon a substrate. The hinge has a length and a width substantially parallel to an upper surface of the substrate, and has a thickness substantially perpendicular to the upper surface of the substrate. The thickness is larger than the width. A mirror... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090251761 - Microelectromechanical systems display element with photovoltaic structure: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) display element may include a photovoltaic structure configured to generate electric energy from incident light. In one embodiment, the display element includes a first layer that is at least partially transmissive of light, a second layer that is at least partially reflective of light, and a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090251763 - Color display devices: The present invention is directed to color display devices which are capable of displaying multiple color states. The display device comprises a plurality of display cells, wherein each of said display cells is (a) sandwiched between a first layer comprising a common electrode and a second layer comprising a plurality... Agent: Howrey LLP

20090251762 - Electrophoretic display with homogeneously distrubed electrically charged particles: An electrophoretic display device employs an electrophoretic display (100) and a display driver (110). The electrophoretic display (100) includes a matrix of display elements (30,40,50; P00-P99), and the display driver (110) establishes a homogenous distribution of electrically charged particles among the display elements (30,40,50; P00-P99), based on one or more... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090251764 - Image display device: An image display device 10, having two substrates 11 and 12, at least one of which is transparent; and display particles 21 and 22 enclosed in the powder form between the substrates, the display particles being moved under an electric field generated between the substrates so that an image is... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20090251765 - Composition for photon-energy up-conversion: The present invention relates to a composition for photon energy up-conversion, a system comprising said composition and to uses of said composition and said system.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090251766 - Wavelength converter: When one tries to obtain high-output wavelength conversion light of class W, the internal temperature of a wavelength conversion element rises significantly to cause an undue variation in phase matching wavelength and thereby it is difficult to match the wavelength of a fundamental wave to the phase matching wavelength. A... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090251767 - Method and apparatus for generating terahertz wave: A method and an apparatus for generating a terahertz wave, wherein one end face 12a of a non-linear optical crystal 12 is positioned approximately orthogonally to a direction of generation of a terahertz wave 4, pump light 2 and idler light 3 are totally reflected at an approximately same point... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC

20090251768 - Multi-band hybrid soa-raman amplifier for cwdm: A multi-band hybrid amplifier is disclosed for use in optical fiber systems. The amplifier uses Raman laser pumps and semiconductor optical amplifiers in series to produce a relatively level gain across the frequency range of interest. Multiple Raman pumps are multiplexed before coupling into the fiber. The Raman amplified optical... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Canavan

20090251769 - Apparatus for spectrum-doubled optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (opcpa) using third-order dispersion chirping: The present invention relates to an OPCPA apparatus. The OPCPA of the present invention includes an optical pulse stretcher (100) for outputting chirped laser light using odd-order dispersion (third-order dispersion is mainly used). A pump laser (200) outputs pump laser light. An OPA unit (300) receives the pump laser light... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20090251770 - Cladding pumped fibre laser with a high degree of pump isolation: Alternatively the device may have a rare-earth-doped multi-clad optical fibre having at least two cladding layers, one or more passive multi-clad optical fibres having at least three cladding layers, one or more multimode pump laser diodes, and a means of multiplexing a laser signal and the pumping radiation, adapted so... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20090251771 - Apparatus and method for enhanced optical transmission through a small aperture, using radially polarized radiation: An apparatus for enhanced transmission of radiation, comprising at least one radiation source (12), a metal plate (18) with a first (20) and a second (22) surface and at least one aperture (24) provided in the metal plate (18) and extending from the first (20) to the second (22) surface,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090251772 - Reflective optical element and euv lithography appliance: A reflective optical element and an EUV lithography appliance containing one such element are provided, the appliance displaying a low propensity to contamination. According to the invention, the reflective optical element has a protective layer system consisting of at least one layer. The optical characteristics of the protective layer system... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090251773 - Low orbit missile-shaped satellite for electro-optical earth surveillance and other missions: A low orbit optical imaging satellite has a long thin satellite body housing an optical telescope arrangement. A major part of the telescope arrangement has its optical axis roughly parallel to the direction of elongation and includes a mirror arrangement deployed to direct a line of sight of the optical... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20090251774 - Laminate sheet and display screen: An object is to provide a laminated sheet for a display screen and a display screen which enable reliable reduction of warping due to temperature changes. An laminated sheet according to this invention is a laminated sheet, in which a plurality of screen sheets are stacked, including: a multilayer sheet... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090251775 - Display device: A display device is provided with a display panel displaying variable visual images, a transparent protective unit located at a front side of the display panel, an adhesive layer that is formed between the display panel and the transparent protective unit to adhere the transparent protective unit to the display... Agent: Robert E. Bushnell & Law Firm

20090251776 - Multilayer polarizing fibers and polarizers using same: A polarizing film is made of multilayer polarizing fibers embedded within a matrix. The fibers are formed with layers of at least a first and a second polymer material. Layers of the first polymer material are disposed between layers of the second polymer material. At least one of the first... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090251777 - Optical apparatus: The optical apparatus includes an image stabilizing lens shiftable with respect to an optical axis, a movable lens movable in an optical axis direction, first and second actuators shifting the image stabilizing lens, and a third actuator moving the movable lens. The first, second and third actuators include a magnet... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20090251778 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention, in order from an object side to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090251782 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the lens: A zoom lens easily performs image stabilization with a compact and light image-stabilizing lens unit, properly corrects an aberration change during image stabilization, and achieves high optical performance. The zoom lens includes a first positive lens unit, a second negative lens unit, a third positive lens unit, a fourth negative... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251779 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention, in order from an object side to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090251780 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention, in order from an object side to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090251781 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention, in order from an object side to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090251783 - Light combiner: For combining light from different light sources in a light source, dichroic filters are displaced individually according to the physical arrangement of the light sources such that the reflected light from the dichroic filters is coincident in angle and space.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090251784 - Luminaire reflector with light-modifying flange: A luminaire reflector of the type that is dome-shaped and includes a flange at the bottom provides a modified a flange that alters the pattern or other effect of light trapped in the wall of the reflector and exiting through the flange. When the bottom surface of the flange is... Agent: Clark & Brody

20090251785 - Plastic glass interior mirror with variable reflectivity: The invention is related to an interior rear view mirror that is constructed by front plastic glass shaped in u-form and a mirror housing. The mirror comprises a second plastic glass which crate a inter glass space for a device which changes the reflectivity of the mirror.... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20090251787 - Lenticular card and process for making: A lenticulated sheet including a polymeric backing sheet, an imaged transparent sheet having a first smooth side and a second side with a lenticulated region, the transparent sheet optionally having at least one printed image area on the first smooth side and an adhesive layer over the printed image areas... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090251786 - Optical system for transforming numerical aperture: A system is provided to form illumination light beams having desirable divergence and directivity. For instance, the system can include an optical element and a relay. The optical element can include a pupil defining element. Further, the relay can have a first and second lens array arranged in series and... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090251788 - Optical device for use with scanned beam light sources: Substrate-guided relays that employ light guiding substrates to relay images from sources to viewers in optical display systems. The substrate-guided relays are comprised of an input coupler, an intermediate substrate, and an output coupler. In some embodiments, the output coupler is formed in a separate substrate that is coupled to... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20090251789 - Color light combiner: For combining light from different light sources that are spatially apart, an optical system comprises a prism assembly that comprises a totally-internally-surface and a dichroic filter. The totally-internally-surface and the dichroic filter are configured for reflecting light of different colors or polarizations, so as to combine light of different polarization... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090251790 - Lens and related lens assembly: An exemplary lens includes an optical axis, an optically active part, and an optically inactive part surrounding the optically active part. The optically inactive part includes a base and a peripheral sidewall extending in a direction parallel to the optical axis. The base is connected with the active part. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090251791 - Spectroscopy lens for telecentric sensor: A lens system with a first group having a positive meniscus lens and a sensor. The optical distance between the front surface of the first group and the sensor can be not greater than the height of the sensor times the image F-number, which may alternatively be referred to as... Agent: Thomas P O'connell

20090251792 - Conversion lens, conversion lens system, and imaging device: A conversion lens which includes a pair of transparent members is provided. At least one of the transparent members is formed of a deformable film; a connecting member for connecting the pair of transparent members so as to form a sealed space sandwiched between the pair of transparent members; a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090251793 - Zoom lens system and imaging optical device employing the same: The present zoom lens system comprises a plurality of lens units including at least: a front lens unit having negative optical power; and a rear lens unit having positive optical power, arranged on the image side of the front lens unit, and composed of a plurality of lens elements; wherein... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090251794 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system is provided that includes a compactly constructed focusing lens unit and that has a suppressed change in the image magnification at the time of movement of a focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system according to the present invention, in order from an object side to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090251795 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: z

20090251796 - Retractable zoom lens: A retractable zoom lens includes sequentially from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power. The third lens group includes sequentially from... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090251797 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: Provided is a zoom lens having a high magnification and excellent optical performance over an entire zoom range between a wide-angle end and a telephoto end. The zoom lens includes, in order from object side to image side: a first lens unit having positive refractive power; a second lens unit... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090251798 - Lens actuator and camera module with same: A lens actuator for driving a lens received in a lens barrel includes a plate shaped body comprising a through hole defined in the center thereof, an inner portion surrounding the through hole, an outer portion for mounting the lens barrel thereon, and a plurality of resilient portions connected between... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090251799 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a support ring movable in an optical axis direction; a displaceable optical element supported by the support ring movable between a photographing position and a radially-displaced position in which the displaceable optical element is eccentrically displaced from the optical axis; and an advancing/retracting optical element supported... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090251800 - Camera module: On an outer peripheral portion of an adjusting lens holder (11), a ring-shaped first protrusion (12) is arranged to protrude to a housing (3). On an inner peripheral portion of the housing (3), a ring-shaped second protrusion (13) is arranged to protrude to the adjustment lens holder (11). The first... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090251801 - Super wide angle optical system: There is provided a super wide angle optical system including, arranged about an optical axis: a first lens having a negative refractive power and having a meniscus shape with a convex object-side surface; a second lens having a negative refractive power and having a meniscus shape with a convex object-side... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090251802 - Optical system for taking image: An optical system for taking image comprises three lens elements with refractive power, wherein a first lens element with positive refractive power includes at least one aspheric surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power, and a third lens element with negative refractive power includes at least one aspheric... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Int''l Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20090251804 - Driving device: There is provided a driving device with less wiring and of which driving circuit is simplified. A driving device comprising: a plurality of vibratory actuators 6, 7 respectively having a vibration generating portion which transform an electric power into a vibration and a driven portion which engages with the vibration... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090251803 - Lens adjusting device of projector: A lens adjusting device of a projector is provided. The lens adjusting device has a base, a frame, and at least one positioning structure. A lens is fixed on the frame. The positioning structure is utilized for movably setting the frame on the base. The positioning structure has a groove,... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090251806 - Lens actuator: A lens actuator for driving a lens to move includes a lens barrel for accommodating the lens, a coil warped around the lens barrel, a fixed barrel, the lens barrel being received in and linearly movable relative to the fixed barrel, a plate shaped body including a through hole defined... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090251808 - Lens driving apparatus: In the lens driving apparatus having a sleeve, a support body (such as a yoke) that supports the sleeve via a spring member), coils attached to the sleeve, and magnets attached to the support body, the support body is provided with a yoke and a cover portion, the yoke being... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090251807 - Lens module: A lens module includes a motor and a lens. The motor includes an outer frame, magnetic components, an inner frame, and a coil. The outer frame has sides and defines a passage surrounded by the sides. A recess is defined in each side. The recess has a ledge and sidewalls... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090251805 - Multi-stage lens actuating module: A multi-stage lens actuating module includes a housing with a cavity, a lens holder disposed in the cavity for containing a lens component, an elastic piece disposed between the lens holder and the housing, a flange protruding from a side of the lens holder, and a raised bar protruding from... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20090251810 - Lens drive unit installation structure and lens drive unit: The present invention aims to provide a lens drive unit installation structure which enhances dust resistance to improve reliability and realizes miniaturization and easiness to assemble. For achieving the purposes, the lens drive unit installation structure for installing a lens drive unit including: a lens holding frame for holding a... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090251809 - Linear micro motor: The present invention relates to a linear micro motor having an forward and backward reciprocating motion. The linear micro motor includes at least two actuators which can be a scratch drive actuator (SDA), a bounce drive actuator (BDA) or a combination thereof. To achieve the reciprocating motion, the linear micro... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090251811 - Method and apparatus for constructing a perfect trough parabolic reflector: e

20090251812 - High definition vehicular mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly having a housing or base member, a mirror lens and a connecting gasket member. The mirror lens is provided in the shape of a portion of an end of an ellipsoid. The lens has a varying radius of curvature. The center portion of the lens has... Agent: John A. Artz Artz & Artz, P.C.

20090251813 - Dynamic alternating panel reflector apparatus: Skins for light reflecting umbrellas. and for methods of using light reflecting umbrellas. The invention includes skins with a series of panels in stripes of alternating colors, in a shifted configuration, in a checkered shift configuration, in a half and half configuration, in a modified half and half configuration with... Agent: Edward C. Schewe

  
10/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20090244665 - Computer-generated hologram: For the purpose of preparing a computer-generated hologram, which has very high resolution and many numbers of parallaxes, the present invention provides a computer-generated holographic stereogram, wherein a virtual point light source group (11) is set up spatially on a side opposite to the observation side of the hologram (12),... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090244666 - Multicolor holographic replication by masking: A method is provided for replicating (copying) a multicolor hologram (e.g., a two-color hologram) into a photosensitive layer by masking to produce a copy (replicate) of the hologram in a manner such that the copy is an accurate and true replication of the hologram (e.g., master hologram) and the copy... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20090244667 - Holographic microscope: The preferred embodiments of the present invention include a holography attachment device that is attachable to a digital imaging device to form a holographic microscope. The holography attachment device includes a chamber having at least one attachment mechanism to facilitate attachment of the chamber to a digital imaging device. The... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090244668 - Method of driving mems mirror scanner, method of driving mems actuator scanner and method of controlling rotation angle of mems actuator: where, B/I, κ/I, (1/I)·dCL(θ)/dθ and (1/I)·dCR(θ)/dθ are parameters for obtaining the driving waveform, θ(t) is a desired mirror angle response, I is a moment of inertia of a moving part including a mirror, 2B is a damping factor (damping coefficient), κ is a spring constant, CL(θ) and CR(θ) are angle... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090244669 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus that displays an image by scanning of coherent light includes: a light source portion that emits the coherent light; a scanning portion that scans the coherent light; a concave reflection portion having a concave surface from which the coherent light is reflected; and an incident position... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090244670 - Optical scanning apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a light source for emitting light, a deflecting device including a deflecting element for deflection-scanning a surface to be scanned with the light emitted from the light source and including a motor for driving the deflecting element, and an optical system casing including a supporting... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090244671 - Single f-theta lens used for micro-electro mechanical system (mems) laser scanning unit: A single f-θ lens used for a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) laser scanning unit is in a meniscus shape formed by the lens in which a concave surface faces towards the side of a MEMS reflecting mirror. The single f-θ lens has a first optical surface and a second optical... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090244672 - Two-element f-theta lens used for micro-electro mechanical system (mems) laser scanning unit: A two-element f-θ lens used for a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) laser scanning unit includes a first lens and a second lens, both in a meniscus shape having a concave surface facing the side of the MEMS reflecting mirror. The two-element f-θ lens comprising a first lens with a first... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20090244673 - Projection image display apparatus: Disclosed is a projection image display apparatus to display an image by projecting a light from a light source to a screen including a scan mirror to scan the light from the light source by vibrating in a sine vibration manner at least in an one-dimensional direction and a correction... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090244675 - Electrode and mirror driving apparatus: An electrode includes a fixed electrode and a movable electrode. The electrode drives a mirror disposed on the side of the movable electrode by generating electrostatic force between the fixed electrode and the movable electrode when voltage is applied. The fixed electrode and the movable electrode are formed so that... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090244674 - Mirror driving circuit and optical switch: A mirror driving circuit applies a voltage to drive a mirror and switches an optical path of light output from a channel of an input port to a channel of an output port. The mirror driving circuit includes an offset-voltage applying unit that applies an offset voltage to the mirror,... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090244677 - Mirror control device: A mirror control device includes a pivotally supported mirror (230), electrodes (340a-340d) spaced apart from the mirror (230), a driving voltage generation means (401) for generating a driving voltage corresponding to the desired tilt angle of the mirror (230) for each electrode, a bias voltage generation means (402) for generating,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090244676 - Mirror device and mirror device manufacturing method: When a mirror (230) rotates with a maximum angle, a distance from the rotation center of the mirror (230) to the edge of the mirror (230) along a direction horizontal to an electrode substrate (300) is larger than a distance from a perpendicular, perpendicular to the horizontal direction and extending... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090244678 - Display apparatus and methods for manufacture thereof: Display devices incorporating shutter-based light modulators are disclosed along with methods of manufacturing such devices. The methods are compatible with thin-film manufacturing processes known in the art and result in displays having lower power-consumption.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090244679 - Dimming mirror: A dimming mirror comprises an array of interferometric light modulators is disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, the dimming mirror comprises a plurality of interferometric light modulators and a control circuit adapted to configure the plurality of interferometric light modulators to at least one of a plurality of predefined... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090244680 - Human-readable, bi-state environmental sensors based on micro-mechanical membranes: An environmental sensing device includes an interferometric modulator which permanently actuates, in a visually-detectable manner, in response to being exposed to a predetermined environmental threshold or condition. The device can include a reactive layer, coating, or proof mass disposed on a movable member of the interferometric modulator. The reactive layer,... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090244681 - Human-readable, bi-state environmental sensors based on micro-mechanical membranes: An environmental sensing device includes an interferometric modulator which permanently actuates, in a visually-detectable manner, in response to being exposed to a predetermined environmental threshold or condition. The device can include a reactive layer, coating, or proof mass disposed on a movable member of the interferometric modulator. The reactive layer,... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090244682 - Stereoscopic-image display apparatus: Mediums that are arranged opposite to an elemental-image display unit, that form two lens arrays having different principal planes together with substrates, and that switches a polarization direction of incident light corresponding to applied voltage, thereby making lens effect of either one of the lens arrays effective are included. By... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244683 - Apparatus and method of dual-mode display: One embodiment includes display comprising a light modulator configured to display a portion of an image such as a reflective light modulator, a light emitter configured to display the portion of the image and a circuit configured to selectively provide signals to at least one of the light modulator and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090244684 - Systems and methods for speckle reduction: A laser projection system including a system controller, a visible light source, and a light disrupting element is provided. The visible light source includes at least one laser and the laser projection system is programmed to scan a scanned optical signal of the visible light source across a plurality of... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20090244685 - Optical modulator and controlling method and apparatus thereof: The optical modulator branches an input light into (2×N) lights in an optical branching section, and then phase modulates each of the branched lights in (2×N) phase modulating sections, and couples the phase modulated lights in an optical coupling section and generates a quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) signal light having... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090244686 - Microelectromechanical device with spacing layer: An interferometric modulating device is provided with a spacing layer positioned between the fixed reflector and the electrode. The spacing layer prevents shorting between the movable reflector and the electrode and provides a filtering cavity to improve color saturation.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090244687 - Optical scanning and imaging applications using deformable mirrors: A deformable mirror changes configuration in response to a change of the configuration of a shape memory material. In some examples, the deformable mirror is formed of the shape memory material. In other examples, the deformable mirror changes configuration under the control of actuators comprising shape memory materials.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090244688 - Display panel and manufacturing method therefor: To stabilize the supply of color material particles as well as reduce the wasteful amount of color material particles used and suppress deformation or damages of the outer walls of a plurality of cell regions partitioned by partition walls provided upright, an interval holding section having a first height dimension... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090244689 - E-paper apparatus and driving substrate thereof: A driving substrate of an e-paper apparatus includes a first metal layer, a second metal layer and a pixel electrode. The first metal layer has a scan line and a first storage electrode. The second metal layer has a data line and a common line. The scan line and the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244690 - Light guiding film having light extraction features: A light-guiding article has a film substrate that has at least one patterned surface having a plurality of discrete surface features and an incident edge that is substantially orthogonal to the at least one patterned surface. Each surface feature in the plurality of discrete surface features extends along a length... Agent: Edwin Oh Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials LLC

20090244691 - Apparatus for providing multiple time-division multiplexed independently controllable pulsed beams from a single, pulsed laser output-beam: An output beam from a laser is directed into an acousto-optic cell. The laser beam includes repeated sequences of two or more pulses. The acousto-optic cell is sequentially driven by RF voltages at two or more frequencies. A portion of the laser output beam is diffracted by the acousto-optic cell... Agent: Coherent, Inc. C/o Morrison & Forester

20090244692 - Variable focus lens to isolate or trap small particulate matter: Beam manipulation member for use in an optical tweezers system, the beam manipulation member comprising at least one optical element, being controllably deformable in order to act on a laser beam in response to signals coming from the optical tweezers system. The beam manipulation member may be used to change... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090244693 - Polymer gel-containing composition, light modulating device and light modulating method: The polymer gel-containing composition of the present invention contains a solvent having a dielectric constant ε of 5 or less at 20° C., and an ionic polymer gel whose volume is changeable due to being driven with voltage. The ionic polymer gel preferably has a hydrophobic group and an ionic... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC

20090244694 - Light source device and projector: A light source device includes: a first light source unit and a second light source unit emitting light; and a wavelength conversion element converting wavelengths of lights emitted from the first light source unit and from the second light source unit. Chief ray of light emitted from the first light... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090244695 - Ultra-high power parametric amplifier system at high repetition rates: Embodiments of parametric chirped pulse amplifiers seeded with a single pulse source which is subsequently split into a signal arm and a pump arm with appropriate signal and pump conditioning stages are disclosed, which advantageously improve the utility of high average power and/or high energy ultrafast amplification systems. In various... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090244696 - Device for collecting flux of electromagnetic radiation in the extreme ultraviolet: Device for collecting a flux of electromagnetic radiation in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) emitted by a source (S), comprising a main, first collector stage (E1), with a concave collector mirror (2) placed in front of the source (S) at a distance of greater than 250 mm and pierced by a... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20090244697 - Optical recording and/or reproduction unit: The invention relates to an optical recording and/or reading unit particularly suitable for scanning, preferably, a biological sample (1). Substantially, the unit comprises an optical unit (4) and/or a scanning unit (12) and also comprises a control arrangement (10) and at least one adjustment unit (6, 7, 8; 13, 14)... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20090244698 - Microscope comprising at least two components: A microscope comprising at least two components is suggested, wherein each of the at least two components comprises at least one trigger interface, and each of the at least one interfaces is configurable at least as an input and an output. Further, a microscopy method using such a microscope is... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20090244699 - Remote controlled telescope lens cover for small telescopes: The present invention relates to a remote-controlled telescope lens cover and a telescope fitted with the same.... Agent: Vance Intellectual Property, PC

20090244700 - Telescope system and method of use: The present invention provides a telescope system having enhanced capabilities for configuring and calibrating a telescope, operation and control of the telescope, and viewing of imagines from the telescope. The present invention employs a control system for controlling the position and orientation of the telescope. In one embodiment, the system... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20090244701 - Wide angle lens system having a distorted intermediate image: The wide angle lens system described herein allows projection devices (e.g., rear projection display devices) to be more compact than would otherwise be possible. The lens system includes a wide angle lens stage and a relay lens stage. When operating as a projection device, the relay lens stage projects a... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP

20090244702 - Reflective screen, display device, and mobile apparatus: A reflective screen includes: a substrate having a first refractive index; and a periodic structure provided on a major surface of the substrate and including a periodic film which has a period Λ and is made of a material having a second refractive index that is higher than the first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090244703 - Transparent support, optical film, polarizing plate and image display device: Provided is a transparent support including a light-transmitting particle having an average particle diameter of 6 to 20 μm, wherein the transparent support has a thickness of from 20 to 200 μm, the light-transmitting particle is contained in a ratio of 0.5 to 20 mass % based on entire solid... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244704 - Tube for an observation device: A tube (10) for an optical observation device, in particular for a microscope, is described, with a viewing level that is linearly variable in length and/or height, wherein the tube (10) has an optical light path, in which at least two optical elements (23, 34) are disposed, for example, deflecting... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20090244705 - Protective film for polarizers: A protective film for polarizers, including a cellulose resin having an acyl substituent with from 2 to 4 carbon atoms and having a degree of acyl substitution of from 2.1 to 2.7, which satisfies 25≦Re≦100 and 50≦Rth≦300 and in which the cellulose resin contributes to expression of at least 40%... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090244706 - Illumination method for displaying different graphical layouts: The specification and drawings present a new method, apparatus and software product for illuminating different graphical layouts in a component comprising an optical device, e.g., in a keyboard or in a liquid crystal display of an electronic device. The optical device uses a diffractive planar waveguide comprising diffraction gratings disposed... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090244708 - Antiglare film: This invention provides an antiglare film which has high antiglare property and show little white-blurring. An embodiment of the present invention is an antiglare film having a binder matrix and particles on a transparent substrate. The binder matrix is an acrylic material. The particles are made of a copolymer of... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090244710 - Hard-coated antiglare film, and polarizing plate and image display including the same: A hard-coated antiglare film, comprising a transparent plastic film substrate and a hard-coating antiglare layer containing fine particles on at least one surface of the transparent plastic film substrate, wherein an arithmetic average surface roughness Ra (μm) that is defined in JIS B 0601 (1994 version) is in the range... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090244709 - Method for forming anti-reflection coating and optical element: A method for forming an anti-reflection coating of alkali-treated silica aerogel on a substrate, comprising the steps of hydrolyzing and polymerizing alkoxysilane in the presence of a base catalyst to prepare an alkaline sol, adding an acid catalyst to the alkaline sol to carry out further hydrolysis and polymerization to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090244707 - Vehicle accessory: The present invention provides a vehicle accessory which always provides good visibility, can easily be installed, and has excellent appearance. The vehicle accessory includes a light controlling sheet which is attached on a windshield of a vehicle, a rearview mirror, and a mirror support member. The rearview mirror has a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090244711 - Imaging filter: An imaging filter disposed on a front surface of an image sensor and serving to limit an incident angle of light on the image sensor is provided. The filter includes: a transparent substrate; a first shielding film provided on the front surface of the substrate and having a plurality of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244712 - Imaging filter: An optical system for shaping an incoming beam having a divergence with an angular distribution at least in a first direction comprises at least one angle selective optical element (26,28) for clipping the angular distribution in the at least first direction. The approach according to the present invention bases on... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090244713 - Micro lens array sheet for use in backlight device and molding roll for manufacturing such mirco lens array sheet: A micro lens array sheet includes a sheet type base and a plurality of micro lenses arranged on the base. The surface of each micro lens includes a convex part and a peripheral edge part. The convex part has a spherical or elliptical surface. The peripheral edge part is formed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244714 - Prism sheet: An exemplary prism sheet includes a transparent main body. The transparent main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface and the second surface are on opposite sides of the transparent main body. The first surface defines a plurality of a plurality of elongated arc-shaped grooves.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090244715 - Prism sheet: An exemplary prism sheet includes a transparent main body. The transparent main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface and the second surface are on opposite sides of the transparent main body. The first surface defines a plurality of micro-depressions. Each micro-depression forms four inner... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090244716 - System and method for an in-plane hollow metal waveguide optical power beam splitter: A system and methods for dividing an optical beam in a hollow metallized waveguide are disclosed. The method includes directing an optical signal into a first section of a hollow metallized waveguide. The optical signal is adiabatically expanded in a second section of the hollow metallized waveguide coupled to the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090244717 - Whole beam image splitting system: The present invention comprises methods and apparatuses for causing a single imaging lens system to simultaneously form multiple high resolution images on multiple imaging sensor planes. The images are preferably substantially identical, with no parallax error, except for different light levels so that the multiple images are of sufficient quality... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20090244718 - Zoom optical system: A zoom optical system is provided which has a lens system which comprises a first lens which is arranged to provide a continuously variable focus for a beam of radiation. The lens system further comprises a switchable optical element including a first fluid, a second fluid and a wavefront modifier... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090244719 - Zoom lens system and electronic imaging apparatus that uses the same: z

20090244720 - Zoom lens system, optical device with the zoom lens system, and method of manufacturing the zoom lens system: A zoom lens system has a front lens group and a rear lens group along the optical axis and in order from the object side. The rear lens group has a first lens unit having a positive refracting power, a second lens unit having a negative refracting power, and a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090244721 - Camera module: A camera module includes a lens unit, a magnet mounted around the lens unit, a stator receiving the lens unit and the magnet therein and an elastic element. The stator includes a coil seat and a coil wound therearound. The coil establishes a magnetic field when an electric current is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090244722 - Turning mechanism: A turning mechanism is adapted to a projector including a base and a zoom lens set in a base for turning a zoom bar of the zoom lens. The turning mechanism includes a fixed element and a movable element. The fixed element is suitable to be fastened to the base... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090244723 - Wide-angle lens: t

20090244724 - Optical system, method for focusing, and imaging apparatus equipped therewith: Providing an optical system having excellent optical performance over entire focusing range from infinity to a close distance, a method for focusing the optical system, and an imaging apparatus equipped therewith. The optical system includes, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, and... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090244725 - Optical lens group and related lens module: An exemplary optical lens group includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens comprises a first central portion and an annular stepped portion. The annular stepped portion has a first outer step and a second outer step. The first outer step has a first outer side surface... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090244728 - Camera module and method for manufacturing the same: A camera module in which a shield having a lens holder therein can be fixed with high accuracy is provided. The camera module comprises: an insulating substrate 13 having an imaging device 18 on a front face thereof and a plurality of solder balls 21 on a rear face thereof;... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090244726 - Lens assembly and imaging device: A lens assembly is provided and includes: a lens frame; and a lens frame having a hollow part into which the lens is inserted. The lens frame has a bonding hole into which an adhesive agent is injected for bonding and fixing to the lens frame the lens inserted into... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244727 - Optical unit for probe and optical unit producing method: A probe apparatus in combination with an endoscope includes a confocal laser probe for in-vivo imaging. The probe is insertable through a forceps channel of an endoscope, and has an optical unit. There is a lens barrel. Plural lens optics are mounted in the lens barrel. The plural lens optics... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244729 - Method for manufacturing optical element, optical element unit, and imaging unit: A method for manufacturing an optical element Being resistant to reflow treatment, to realize board mounting of electronic parts by melting of a conductive paste by heat, comprising the step of: (i) forming an antireflective film on an optical element body composed of a thermosetting resin, wherein a film making... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090244730 - Lens group positioning method and image capturing apparatus: Described is an image capturing apparatus, which makes it possible to accurately secure the distance between the two lens groups, even if the interval distance between the two lens groups varies from the default design-distance value. The image capturing apparatus includes a first lens group, a second lens group, a... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090244731 - Apparatus for driving a lens by electromagnetic force: An apparatus for driving a lens by electromagnetic driving force includes a frame, a barrel, a lens holder, a lens, a kicker, electromagnets and a resilient element. The barrel rotably mounted in the frame includes a first linkage structure. The lens holder includes a second linkage structure and is mounted... Agent: Hudak, Shunk & Farine, Co., L.p.a.

20090244732 - Lens driving unit and lens driving device: Object of the present invention is to provide a lens driving unit in small size and perform a high ratio optical zooming and a lens driving device. To achieve the object, the lens driving unit in which the lens group holding frame supported to be able to slide by connecting... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090244733 - Lens assembly and imaging apparatus: Areas 11—1a, being in contact with an O-ring 13, of an outer peripheral surface of a taking lens 11—1 and an area 12a, being in contact with the O-ring 13, of an inner surface of a lens frame 12 are formed in taper shapes having slopes with respect to an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244734 - Lens assembly and imaging apparatus: An O-ring 12 is disposed on an image-side second outer peripheral surface 11—1b, which is subjected to a smoothing process, of a taking lens 11—1. The O-ring 12 is pressed by an inner surface 13a of a lens frame 13 toward the second outer peripheral surface 11—1b.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244735 - Lens assembly and imaging apparatus: In the lens assembly, ventilation channels 15b1, 15c1, 15d1, and 15e1 passing between an object-side opening 15—1 and an image-side opening 15—2 of a barrel 15 are formed by processing inner surfaces 15b, 15c, and 15d of the barrel 15 and a surface 15e of the barrel 15. Thereby, when... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244736 - Lens assembly and imaging device: A lens assembly is provided and includes: a plurality of lenses; a lens frame having a hollow part which includes an opening on each of an object side and an image forming side of the lens assembly and into which the plurality of lenses are inserted with their optical axes... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090244737 - Prism sheet: An exemplary prism sheet includes a transparent main body. The transparent main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface and the second surface are on opposite sides of the main body. The first surface of transparent main body defines a plurality of first elongated arc-shaped... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090244738 - Prism sheet: An exemplary prism sheet includes a transparent main body. The transparent main body includes a first surface and a second surface. The first surface and the second surface are on opposite sides of the main body. The first surface of transparent main body defines a plurality of spherical depressions. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090244739 - Prism sheet: An exemplary prism sheet includes a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. The first surface defines a plurality of elongated V-shaped grooves, and the elongated V-shaped grooves are parallel to each other. The second surface defines a plurality of parallelogram microstructures. Each parallelogram microstructure defines four... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090244740 - Light-emitting display device-equipped rear-view mirror: Interference of light is prevented from occurring in a rear-view mirror incorporating a light-emitting display device where a dark color mask member is arranged behind a mirror element. A mirror element is formed by forming a semi-transmissive reflective film on one surface of a transparent substrate. On a back surface... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090244741 - System, apparatus and method for active mirrors with blind spot detection: A system, apparatus and method to automatically move a side mounted mirror on a vehicle from an inward position to an outward position in response to a signal from a detector indicative of an object outside an operator normal field of vision. The detector may be a blind spot detection... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

20090244742 - Mirror device for sun visor of vehicle: The present invention relates to a mirror device for a sun visor of a vehicle, in which when a cover of a mirror mounted to a sun visor is opened or closed, the mirror can be operated smoothly and completely, comprising: a mirror housing having a mirror and a cover... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)

20090244743 - Fixing device for position regulating mechanisms for external rear-view mirrors on motor vehicles: A fixing device for position regulating mechanisms for external rear-view mirrors for motor vehicles, applicable to external rear-view mirrors of the type which are comprised of a support (1), attached to which is a housing (6) which encases or is part of the aforementioned position regulating mechanism (2), to which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090244744 - Outer mirror: An outer mirror includes: a mirror base which is attached to a side surface of a vehicle body of a vehicle; a shaft which is erected on the mirror base; and a mirror housing which is rotatably attached to the shaft and is provided with a mirror for reflecting a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090244745 - Optical filter and method for manufacturing optical filter: An optical filter 10 that attenuates visible light has a flat plate 11 that is flat, wing-shaped, and of a predetermined hardness, and a light attenuating region 10a provided at part of the flat plate 11. Carbon nanotubes and nickel particles, at least some of which are supporting ends of... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

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