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Optical: systems and elements December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090323144 - Illumination device with holographic light guide: An illumination device includes a holographic film and a light source, such as a point light source. The point light source is positioned at an edge of the holographic film and has a light emitting face that faces the edge of the holographic film. The holographic film includes a hologram... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090323145 - Method and an apparatus for displaying three-dimensional image using a hologram optical element: The image display device including a lighting unit having a plurality of light source units, a hologram optical unit, which reproduces light to form a plurality of screen images spatially apart from each other when light is incident from the lighting unit, and a display panel, which modulates light reproduced... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090323146 - Rotation transmitting mechanism and optical scanning probe: A rotation transmitting mechanism comprises: a three-layered coil that has an innermost layer coil portion, a middle layer coil portion and an outermost layer coil portion with alternating winding directions; and at least one elastic band that is fit to an outer peripheral area of said three-layered coil to press... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090323147 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus for scanning a surface to be scanned includes: a light source that emits laser beam; a deflector that deflects the laser beam emitted from the light source; a plurality of optical scanning elements that introduce the deflected laser beam to the surface to be scanned; a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090323148 - Optical beam scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus provided with an optical beam scanning apparatus according to the invention, an optical beam scanning apparatus of an overillumination scanning optical system includes a semiconductor laser device as a light source, a pre-deflection optical system, a polygon mirror, and a post-deflection optical system, with a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090323150 - Actuator for holographic information storing apparatus: An actuator to drive a mirror of a holographic information storing apparatus, the actuator including: piezoelectric cells; support members mounted on the piezoelectric cells; a hinge member mounted on the support member; and a post mounted on the hinge member, to support the mirror. The hinge member includes a bar... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090323151 - Optical deflector: An optical deflector includes a mirror having a reflective plane; a torsion bar extending outwardly from a side of said mirror; a support surrounding said mirror; a piezoelectric cantilever including a supporting body and a piezoelectric body formed on the supporting body, one end of said piezoelectric cantilever being connected... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090323149 - Optical switch, optical switch control method and communicatiion system: When a light intensity upon a perturbation is detected, an error calculation/correction unit (85) in a control unit (8) corrects and updates the above-described initial manipulated variables based on perturbation manipulated variables and manipulated variables, i.e., operation manipulated variables to obtain the maximum light intensity from the light intensity value... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090323152 - Color wheel and optical device employing same: A projector includes a light source assembly, a digital micro-mirror device, and a projection lens. The light source assembly includes a lamp and a color wheel positioned for receiving light generated by the lamp. The color wheel includes a motor having a contacting portion, a filter, a light-blocker, and a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090323153 - Backlight displays: A transmissive backlit display is disclosed. In one aspect, the backlit display comprises a backlight and an array of transmissive interferometric modulators. Each interferometric modulator comprises a fixed and moving dielectric mirror stack. The interferometric modulators cause light within the desired wavelength range to be transmitted while reflecting at least... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090323154 - Backlight displays: A transmissive backlit display is disclosed. In one aspect, the backlit display comprises a backlight and an array of transmissive interferometric modulators. Each interferometric modulator comprises a fixed and moving dielectric mirror stack. The interferometric modulators cause light within the desired wavelength range to be transmitted while reflecting at least... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090323157 - Electrochemical and/or electrocontrollable device, of the glazing type, having variable optical and/or energetic properties: An electrically controllable/electrochemical device, having variable optical and/or energy properties, including at least one carrier substrate including a first electronically conductive layer, a first electrochemically active layer capable of reversibly inserting ions such as cations, H+, or Li+, or anions, OH−, or anions made of an anodic (or respectively cathodic)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090323156 - Method of forming electrochromic layer pattern, method of manufacturing electrochromic device using the same, and electrochromic device including electrochromic layer pattern: A method for forming an electrochromic layer pattern includes forming a transparent electrode layer and a photoresist layer on a transparent substrate, forming a photoresist pattern by laser interference lithography, and depositing an electrochromic layer pattern on the transparent electrode through openings defined by the photoresist pattern by depositing an... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090323155 - Multi-cell solid-state electrochromic device: A multi-cell electrochromic device comprises a plurality of solid-state electrochromic cells that are arranged in an optical alignment. Each electrochromic cell is separated from an adjacent electrochromic cell in the optical alignment by a transparent conductive layer that is shared by the two adjacent electrochromic cells.... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin

20090323158 - Electrochromic devices based on lithium insertion: An electrochromic switching device comprises a counter electrode, an active electrode and an electrolyte layer disposed between the counter electrode and the active electrode. The active electrode comprises at least one of an oxide, a nitride, an oxynitrides, a partial oxide, a partial nitride and a partial oxynitride of at... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin

20090323159 - All solid state type reflection light control electrochromic element employing magnesium/titanium alloy and light control member: The present invention provides an all solid state type reflection light control electrochromic element and a light control member that uses this element, relates to an all solid state type reflection light control electrochromic element, which is a magnesium/titanium alloy reflection type light control element in which a multilayer thin... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090323162 - Active device having variable energy/optical properties: The invention relates to an active device having variable energy/light transmission properties (100) comprising an active system (1, 12) between a protective substrate (2) and a protective cover (3), selected from an essentially inorganic electrochromic system, a light valve system, a liquid crystal system, a gasochromic system, a thermochromic system,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090323161 - Electrical characteristics of electrochromic devices: One exemplary embodiment of an electrochromic device comprises a tantalum-nitride ion-blocking layer formed between a transparent conductive layer and an electrochromic layer. Another exemplary embodiment of an electrochromic device comprises a tantalum-nitride ion-blocking layer formed between a transparent conductive layer and a counter electrode. Yet another exemplary embodiment of an... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin

20090323160 - Multi-pane dynamic window and method for making same: A window assembly comprises a plurality of dynamic electrochromic zones formed on a single transparent substrate in which at least two electrochromic zones are independently controllable. In one exemplary embodiment, the window assembly comprises an Insulated Glass Unit (IGU), and at least one transparent substrate comprises a lite. In another... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin

20090323163 - Method and system for laser beam pointing control: An method and system for laser beam tracking and pointing is based on a conventional position sensing detector (PSD) or quadrant cell but with the use of amplitude-modulated light. A combination of logarithmic automatic gain control, filtering, and synchronous detection offers high angular precision with exceptional dynamic range and sensitivity,... Agent: Llns / John P. Wooldridge John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20090323164 - Optical modulation device and optical semiconductor device: An optical modulation device includes: an optical splitter for splitting input light into a first input beam and a second input beam; an optical intensity modulator for modulating the intensity of the first input beam in response to a modulating signal; a variable optical phase shifter for shifting the phase... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090323166 - Backlight displays: A transmissive backlit display is disclosed. In one aspect, the backlit display comprises a backlight and an array of transmissive interferometric modulators. Each interferometric modulator comprises a fixed and moving dielectric mirror stack. The interferometric modulators cause light within the desired wavelength range to be transmitted while reflecting at least... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090323168 - Electromechanical devices and methods of fabricating same: In one embodiment, the invention provides a method for fabricating a microelectromechanical systems device. The method comprises fabricating a first layer comprising a film having a characteristic electromechanical response, and a characteristic optical response, wherein the characteristic optical response is desirable and the characteristic electromechanical response is undesirable; and modifying... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090323165 - Method for packaging a display device and the device obtained thereof: A method for packaging a display device and the device obtained thereof are disclosed. In one aspect, the method comprises providing a substrate. The method further comprises manufacturing an array of display elements on a back side of the substrate, the array comprising a plurality of posts between the display... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090323167 - Optical attenuator: An optical attenuator includes a first reflection portion reflecting a light incoming from an optical input portion in a direction different from incoming axis, a second reflection portion reflecting the light from the first reflection portion, an optical output portion outputting the light that is reflected by the first reflection... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090323170 - Groove on cover plate or substrate: An improved substrate or cover plate design with a groove for effective singulation of individual display apparatus. In one embodiment, the display apparatus comprises a prefabricated groove on an inside face of a substrate or cover plate to facilitate separation of a MEMS device from a plurality of MEMS devices... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090323169 - Scanned, one-dimensional, phased-array display system: A scanned, one-dimensional, phased-array display system combines imaging optics on one axis with Fourier transform optics on another. The display offers the energy efficiency and fault tolerance of phase modulator-based displays, and the compactness, flexibility and speed of optical MEMS. Also described is a mechanism to introduce amplitude variations on... Agent: Morrison Ulman Nupat, LLC

20090323171 - Plasmon-based color tunable devices: A color-tunable, reflective, paper-like display utilizes the unique optical properties of nano-engineered metal and metal-dielectric composite structures that exhibit a plasmon resonance. By changing the dielectric properties of a medium in which these structures are embedded, or by changing the spatial relationship of these structures, their optical absorbance and scattering... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20090323172 - Optical apparatus, and wavelength conversion laser light source, image display apparatus, and laser light source device adopting such optical apparatus: A wavelength conversion laser light source includes: a non-linear optical crystal of an oxygen octahedral structure, having added thereto a metal ion in other components than a main component; a light source for projecting light into the non-linear optical crystal in an operation mode; and a refractive index recovery mechanism... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090323173 - Light output control apparatus: w

20090323174 - Method and arrangement for the rapid adjustment of the tilt of optical wdm signals: An anti-pump laser (AL) is used in addition to a tilt correction pumplaser (KL) for Raman tilt control, said anti-pump laser injecting an anti-pump signal into a transmission fiber (FI) or a dispersion compensation fiber (DCF). The anti-pump laser (AL) has the function of reducing the pump energy of the... Agent: Dickinson Wright, PLLC

20090323175 - Optical device and exposure apparatus: The present invention provides an optical device and an exposure apparatus capable of suppressing a reduction in light output. The optical device of the present invention includes a laser light source which emits laser light having a short wavelength (e.g., 160 to 500 nm), a lens, a transparent member and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090323176 - Single wavelength ultraviolet laser device: A laser device includes a laser source and an optical module. The laser source is configured for emitting a UV laser beam with a single wavelength. The optical module includes a first optical element disposed on a light path of the UV laser beam. The first optical element has a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090323177 - Solid state lenses and lens components: Solid state lenses, lens blanks, and lens components comprising compressible materials ground into fine powders having mechanical properties that make them capable of being formed into cohesive monolithic masses that are low in scattering. The fine powders may be admixtures of host matrix materials and others which, when combined, provide... Agent: Francis J. Caufield

20090323178 - Solid state lenses and lens components: Solid state lenses, lens blanks, and lens components formed of compressible mixed powders of two or more optical substances where the mixing ratio has been deliberately varied from place to place within the volume of the optical component to produce optically useful variations in the local refractive. The compressible mixed... Agent: Francis J. Caufield

20090323179 - Laminated body for optical purposes that includes a melanin-containing layer and an optical product which includes the laminate: A laminated body of the present invention includes a melanin-containing layer, wherein the melanin-containing layer is formed by curing a composition that includes at least a melanin, a polymerizable monomer, and a urethane-derived composition. The composition for the laminated body of the present invention is used for producing the laminated... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090323180 - Multilayer optical films having one or more reflection bands: Multilayer optical films having one or more reflection bands are provided. The films include alternating polymeric layers configured to selectively reflect and transmit visible light at a design angle of incidence, where the selective reflection includes first and second visible reflection bands. At least one of the first and second... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090323181 - Surgical microscopy system and imaging method: A surgical microscopy system having an illumination system is provided. The illumination system comprises a xenon gas discharge lamp and a spectral filter which is optionally positionable into an illumination beam path of the surgical microscopy system and removable from the same. The spectral filter substantially exhibits, in a wavelength... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090323182 - Methods and apparatus providing improved visual capabilities of optical instruments: An apparatus for forming an image has one or more lenses in an optical path, at least one angular-sensitive light transmission filter in the optical path, in which transmission varies with change in angular orientation of the filter with reference to the direction of light in the optical path, and... Agent: Central Coast Patent Agency, Inc

20090323183 - Image three-dimensional recognition apparatus: The image three-dimensional recognition apparatus is an apparatus for making it possible for an observer to recognize a planar image as a three-dimensional image, and has a first mirror, a second mirror and a mirror fixing part. The mirrors have the mirror planes, respectively. The mirror fixing part fixes the... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis

20090323184 - Dissfusely-reflecting polarizer having nearly isotropic continuous phase: wherein the diffuse-reflectivity of said first and second polymers taken together along at least one axis for at least one polarization state of electromagnetic radiation is at least about 50%, the diffuse transmittance of said first and second polymers taken together along at least one axis for at least one... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20090323185 - Polarizer, method for production thereof, polarizing plate, optical film, and image display: A polarizer of the present invention comprises stretched film that is obtained from a film by subjecting the film to at least a dyeing treatment with a dichroic material and a stretching treatment, wherein the film is made from a mixture containing a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin and a polycarboxylic acid... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090323186 - Wide angle display device: A wide angle viewing apparatus for security applications is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a wide-angle lens and a diffusing screen. The wide-angle lens incorporates an image inverter and a means for eliminating stray light.... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090323187 - Image capturing device: An image capturing device includes an imaging element that captures an image of a photographic subject, an optical member that is disposed over an imaging surface of the imaging element, a vibration application member that applies vibration to the optical member, and a support assembly including a non-metallic first support... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090323188 - Lens barrier mechanism of a lens barrel: A lens barrier mechanism of a lens barrel includes a cam ring including a forward-projecting portion; a linearly movable barrel provided outside the cam ring and moves linearly by rotating the cam ring; a barrier blade provided in the linearly movable barrel and movable in an operating plane orthogonal to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090323189 - Anti-reflection structure body, method of producing the same and method of producing optical member: An anti-reflection structure body comprises a base member which is made of glassy carbon and at a surface of which is formed an anti-reflection structure including a cluster of minute projections each having a diameter that contracts towards a tip thereof. The minute projections preferably have an average height of... Agent: Moss & Burke, PLLC

20090323190 - Omnidirectional antireflection coating: An antireflective coating is disclosed having at least one layer of a first material with a first index of refraction and a first thickness, the first index of refraction and first thickness substantially conforming to a refractive index profile matching a reflectionless potential.... Agent: Fellers Snider Blankenship Bailey & Tippens

20090323191 - Lens array, led print head, exposure device, image forming apparatus, and reading apparatus: A lens array includes a lens plate having a plurality of lenses arranged next to each other in a direction perpendicular to optical axes thereof, and a light blocking member for blocking light incident on the lenses. The light blocking member includes a light blocking portion and a plurality of... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20090323192 - Wavelength separating beamsplitter: A prism system is disclosed for splitting a broadband incoming light beam. In one embodiment, the broadband beam enters the prism system and is shifted laterally through a parallelogram shaped prism. The beam then encounters a first dichroic coating treated surface. The light that is reflected off of the surface... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20090323193 - Laser equipment: A laser apparatus (10) has a plurality of light sources (11a to 11c) that include laser array stacks (12a to 12c). Laser beams (32b, 32c) are respectively deflected by a slit mirror (14) and a polarizing beam splitter (16) and synthesized with other laser beams (32a). These laser beams have... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090323194 - Composite light division device and image apparatus using the same: A composite light dividing device is provided. The composite light dividing device receives a light beam mixed by lights of at least two wavebands. The composite light dividing device includes a refracting/diffracting unit, and a refracting unit. The refracting/diffracting unit is adapted for receiving the light beam and condensing the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090323195 - Lens master devices, lens structures, imaging devices, and methods and apparatuses of making the same: A method and apparatus providing a lens master device and use of the same to form a lens template and/or a lens structure. The method includes obtaining a plurality of individual lens masters, each of which has a shaped portion defining at least a portion of a lens structure to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090323196 - Clad glass composition and mother glass rod for gradient-index rod lens formed using the same, gradient-index rod lens and method of manufacturing the same, rod lens array, and image processor: The present invention provides a clad glass composition that is excellent in devitrification resistance and that prevents the whole mother glass rod from devitrifying by preventing a core glass composition from devitrifying in forming a mother glass rod using a concentric crucible drawing method. The clad glass composition forms a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090323197 - Projection lens and projector: An object of the invention is to provide a projection lens capable of sufficiently correcting lateral chromatic aberration at both of the wide-angle end and the telephoto end, with an increased zoom ratio, a less number of lens elements, and less variation in telecentricity.... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090323198 - Zoom lens and imaging device having same: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power or a negative refractive power. The lens groups are... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090323199 - Variable-power optical system and imaging apparatus: The variable-power optical system is provided and includes a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a stop, and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, in order from an object side. The first lens group includes a first sub lens group having three negative meniscus lenses... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090323200 - Imaging optical system, camera apparatus, and personal digital assistant: An imaging optical system, including a first lens group; an aperture stop; a second lens group having a positive power, the first lens group, the aperture stop and the second lens group being arranged from a side of an object sequentially, wherein the second lens group includes a second front... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090323201 - Zoom lens assembly with travel sensor: Zoom lens assembly formed of a number of lens groups on a track. The lens groups can be moved on the track to form different lens effects such as zoom. The devices sense an end of travel in one direction using a hardware device. All the positions are relative to... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20090323202 - Imaging system: An image system adapted to a projection display apparatus includes a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, an aspheric reflector, and a curved reflector. The second lens group includes an aspheric lens which is the nearest to the light... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090323203 - Risley integrated steering module: A Risley integrated steering module is disclosed. The beam steering device consists of an outer assembly rotatable about an axis, and an inner assembly rotatable about the axis and positioned radially within the outer assembly. The beam steering device also includes a first prism connected to the outer assembly and... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20090323204 - Lens, method for fabricating same and lens module having same: A lens includes a central optical portion, and a peripheral supporting portion surrounding the central optical portion. The peripheral supporting portion has a first surface and an opposite second surface. At least one of the first surface and second surface having a light absorbing polymer layer adhered thereon.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090323205 - Lens optical system: where f denotes the overall focal distance of the lens optical system, fII denotes the focal distance of the second lens group, fIa denotes the focal distance of the front group of the first lens group, and fIb denotes the focal distance of the rear group of the first lens... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090323206 - Imaging module with symmetrical lens system and method of manufacture: An imaging module and method of fabrication. The method comprises forming a first lens wafer with a plurality of outer negative lenses and forming a second lens wafer with a plurality of inner negative lenses The method further comprises bonding the first lens wafer and second lens wafer to create... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090323207 - Lens holder and lens apparatus having same: A lens holder coupling a lens to an actuator is disclosed. The actuator includes a vibrator and a driving rod coupled to the vibrator along a vibration direction of the vibrator. The lens holder includes a lens carrier, a transmission member, a guiding member, and a fixing member. The lens... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090323208 - Rotary actuator: A rotary actuator includes a multi-polar magnet, in which north and south poles are alternately arranged in a circumferential direction, the multi-polar magnet being shaped into one of a circular ring and a circular arc member; and a coil body having coils which are provided around the multi-polar magnet to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090316237 - Hologram recorder: A hologram recorder (A) which records holograms by causing a recording beam (P) and a reference beam (S) to interfere with each other in a hologram recording media (B), includes an incident-side and an emitting-side lenses (3a, 3b) provided as a compound lens disposed in a laser beam path between... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090316238 - Optical security device: A holographic effect generating structure (HEGS), either stand alone or integrated with a security diffractive image, generates a holographic optically varying image by a process of diffraction of light, this image under white light illumination generates a smoothly and continuously variable structureless optically variable apparent motion effect which moves along... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090316239 - Recording apparatus and recording method: A recording apparatus includes a drive unit that rotationally drives a holographic recording medium including a recording layer and a track forming layer that includes guide tracks formed at constant intervals in a radial direction, where a signal beam and a reference beam are emitted to the recording layer so... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090316240 - Reproducing device and reproducing method: A reproducing device for performing reproduction regarding a hologram recording medium where a hologram page is recorded in accordance with signal light, by interference between the signal light where bit data is arrayed with the information of light intensity difference in pixel increments, and reference light, includes: a reference light... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090316241 - Method and apparatus for positioning a focused beam: A method and apparatus involve: using beam influencing structure to cause a converging beam of radiation to propagate along a first portion of a path of travel; supporting an optical part so that the path of travel extends through the optical part, the converging beam arriving at the optical part... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090316242 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus: An optical scanner includes an inductor, an electric supply unit, an emitter, a mirror, a first receiving element, a second receiving element, and a measuring unit. The electric supply unit applies a supply voltage to the inductor alternately in opposite applying directions. The mirror reflects a laser beam to scan... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090316243 - Laser projector: It is an object of the present invention to provide a laser projector for displaying an image based on raster scanning of a laser beam, in which a laser projector is capable of reliably detecting the deflection angle of a vibratory mirror used for horizontally scanning without the need for... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090316244 - Light scanning unit and image forming apparatus comprising the same: A light scanning unit comprises: a light source unit for emitting first and second light; a beam deflector for deflecting the first and second light emitted from the light source unit; and a synchronization detection optical system. The synchronization detection optical system includes synchronization detection sensors for detecting scanning synchronization... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090316245 - Transducer-mirror structure: An approach for obtaining a transducer mirror structure made from silicon. The structure may have a center portion and a perimeter portion that have an attachment between them which is made flexible after certain etching between the two portions. The attachment may be a web of links or legs. A... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090316246 - Photochromic film, photochromic lens comprising the same, and method of manufacturing photochromic lens: The present invention relates to a photochromic film comprising a photochromic dye and a resin component. The photochromic film has a nanoindentation hardness of equal to or greater than 800 nm on at least one of surfaces, surface A, thereof. The present invention further relates to a method of manufacturing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090316247 - Light polarization converter: A light polarization converter includes: a crystal substrate of lithium niobate cut in a plane defined by a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the crystal substrate; a waveguide formed in the crystal substrate, extending in a direction parallel to the optical axis of the crystal substrate, and containing... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090316248 - Manufacturing of electrochromic devices: A manufacturing method of electrochromic devices (10) includes the steps of providing a first and second sheet including a first (22) and second (24) plastic substrate, respectively, at least partially coated with a first (12) and second (14) electron conducting layer, respectively. The first sheet is at least partially coated... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090316249 - Electrochromic display device: The present invention provides an electrochromic display device which can realize a reduction in color drift in storing images and has excellent memory properties. The electrochromic display device is an active matrix drive-type electrochromic display device containing opposed electrodes, at least one type of a porous layer containing titanium oxide... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090316250 - Window having wavelength selectivity and photovoltaic capability: A generally transparent solar cell or solar cell array is formed on a tensioned flexible substrate located between parallel rigid transparent members. Layers are formed on the tensioned flexible substrate so as to include both filter layers which are cooperative to provide desired wavelength-filtering properties and power-generating layers which are... Agent: Schneck & Schneck

20090316251 - Dynamic variable shape optical element: Systems and methods according to one or more embodiments are disclosed to provide a dynamic variable shape optical element for wavefront correction. In an embodiment, a variable shape optical element assembly includes an optical element having a front surface and a back surface with specified curvature characteristics. The variable shape... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090316252 - Fluidic multi color display: The apparatus claimed by the invention uses as the display medium colors in the form of colored fluids which are transported by means of transport in a system of compartments within a fluidic chain, whereby they are visible from the direction of an observer only through a single one these... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20090316253 - Electronic device based on electrowetting effect: An electronic device comprises an array of electro wetting cells, each cell comprising first and second liquids (14,18) which are immiscible in each other. An electrode arrangement (60a,60b) is used to control the position of the interface between the first and second liquids, and comprises a first electrode and a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090316254 - Light control film and light control glass:

20090316255 - Apparatus for gain control in optical amplifiers: The invention relates to an apparatus for dynamically controlling the gain of an optically pumped optical amplifier, and the optical amplifier including such apparatus, which utilizes a multiplying digital to analog converter to implement a digitally adjustable analog feed forward control of a source of pump radiation of the optical... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean

20090316256 - Chromatically corrected objective and projection exposure apparatus including the same: for any ray of an axial ray bundle originating from a field point on an optical axis in the object field, where si is a geometrical path length of a ray in an ith dioptric optical element having axial thickness di and the sum extends on all dioptric optical elements... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090316257 - Microscope system and control method for same: The microscope system comprises: an imaging apparatus used for picking up an image of a specimen; an electric unit; a control apparatus for controlling turning On and Off of the power supply to the electric unit; a storage apparatus storing the initialization requirement time of the electric unit; and a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20090316258 - Dual emission microscope: There is provided a microscope device comprising: means for creating a collimated beam of light collected from a sample and comprising at least a first spectral range and a second spectral range, means for separating the collimated beam into a first beam containing a higher percentage of light of the... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department

20090316259 - Optical indicator for microscopic laser beam manipulation: An objective assembly for use with a microscope is provided. The objective has an optical axis that permits an image beam to be emitted through the objective toward the eyepiece of a microscope. A mirror is positioned at an angle to the optical axis of the objective. A laser assembly... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20090316260 - Projection screen and method of constructions: A projection screen apparatus having a retention member configured, in use, to be in contact with at least one surface of a screen along at least a portion of at least one edge of the screen. The projection screen may include polymeric material and the retention member may be bonded... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090316261 - Multi-layer screen composites: The invention relates to multi-layer composites for use as a screen, having at least three layers, with an inner diffusing layer and at least one substrate layer on either side. The diffusing layer contains small particles having a narrow particle size distribution that are refractive-index mismatched with the polymer matrix.... Agent: Arkema Inc. Patent Department - 26th Floor

20090316262 - Transmission type polarizing element, and composite polarizing plate using the element: A transmission type polarizing element 1 includes a dielectric substrate 3 having a structure in which a plurality of ridges 2 with an angle section are arranged parallel to each other on one side of the dielectric substrate 3, a thin film 4 that is made of a light absorbing... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090316263 - Methods and apparatus for producing radial polarized light: Methods and apparatus for converting linear polarized light into radial-polarized light are disclosed. The polarization is accomplished through a radial polarization generator containing multiple layers of polarizing film, or polarization converters, for converting the beam of light to a different orientation. Using the radial polarization generator, a quasi radial-polarized beam... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090316264 - Polyvinyl alcohol-based film for optical use, polarizing film, and polarizing plate: wherein A represents a content ratio (weight ratio) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) based on a total amount of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (A) and the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (B), B represents a content ratio (weight ratio) of the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin (B) based on the above total amount,... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090316265 - Mirror assembly with single heating element for multiple surfaces: A rearview mirror assembly for a motor vehicle includes a mirror bracket fixedly secured to the motor vehicle. A mirror case is secured to the mirror bracket. The mirror case defines a primary opening. A backing plate is operatively connected to the mirror case. A mirror is fixedly secured to... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20090316266 - Zoom lens and camera having the same: A zoom lens including four lens units having positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive power in order from an object side to an image side thereof, wherein the distance between the adjacent lens units changes when zooming: wherein the third lens unit includes, in order from the object side to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090316267 - Multilayer thin-film stack and optical element employing same: An optical element includes one or more transparent prisms and a multilayer optical thin-film formed on the transparent prisms. The multilayer optical thin-film includes a transparent substrate and a multilayer optical thin-film formed on the transparent substrate. The multilayer optical thin-film includes a plurality of high refractive index layers having... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090316270 - Diffuser-integrated prism sheet for backlight units and method of manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a diffuser-integrated prism sheet, in which diffuser layers are provided on the upper and lower surfaces of the prism sheet and prism-shaped protrusions are formed in the prism sheet. The prism sheet for backlight units includes a lower diffuser layer having a light diffusion structure, a lower layer... Agent: Lrk Patent Firm

20090316269 - Optical sheets: Disclosed is an optical film having an optical structure, such as a prism film or sheet, which is a constituent of a backlight unit. The optical film includes an optical structure layer having a plurality of optical structures, the surface of which is formed with irregularities, and the irregularities are... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090316268 - Quartz glass component with reflector layer and method for producing the same: Methods for producing a quartz glass component with reflector layer are known in which a reflector layer composed of quartz glass acting as a diffuse reflector is produced on at least part of the surface of a substrate body composed of quartz glass. In order, taking this as a departure... Agent: Tiajoloff & Kelly

20090316271 - Antireflection film: The present invention provides an antireflection film which has sufficient antireflection properties and antistatic properties, a high level of light transmittance and no interference fringe at a low cost. It is a feature of the antireflection film of the present invention that a hard coat layer and an antireflection layer... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20090316272 - Automobile side mirror: An automobile side mirror includes a reflective portion having a front mirror that is incompletely silvered and a rear mirror angularly offset from the front mirror, the rear mirror being fixed relative to the front mirror. The mirror includes a bracket hingedly coupled to the reflective portion and a solenoid... Agent: Harshaw Research, Inc.

20090316273 - Embedded lens for achromatic wafer-level optical module and methods of forming the same: A wafer-level optical lens module including one or more embedded lenses and two outer lenses on an outer side of two outermost glass wafers. The embedded lenses may be formed of air or of any material with desired refractive index and dispersion characteristics. The outer lenses may be formed of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090316274 - Composite optical dividing device: A composite optical dividing device can receive a light beam, which is mixed with at least multiple wavelength ranges of light. The optical dividing device includes a first optical film plate and a second optical film plate. The first optical film plate has multiple micro-structure lenses in same shape, for... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090316275 - Two-dimensional lensing arrangment for optical beam collimation and beam orientation: An arrangement for collimating and turning an optical beam utilizing a pair of two-dimensional lenses to separate the collimation into separate one-dimensional operations, while using one of the two-dimensional lenses to also perform the turning operation. A first two-dimensional lensing surface is disposed at the endface of a launching waveguide.... Agent: Wendy W. Koba

20090316276 - Projection lens system: An exemplary projection lens system includes, in order from the magnification side to the reduction side thereof, a first lens with negative refraction power, a second lens with positive refraction power, a third lens with negative refraction power, and a fourth lens with positive refraction power. The projection lens system... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090316277 - Zoom lens and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same:

20090316278 - Lens module: A lens module used in a portable electronic device, including a barrel with two ends, and a first lens and a second lens received in the barrel. A third lens is positioned proximal to one end of the barrel, which has a fastening member and an engaging member, wherein the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090316279 - Emitting and focusing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting, field-adjusting, and focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the field-adjusting includes providing an extended depth of field greater than a nominal depth of field. In some approaches the field-adjusting includes field-adjusting with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may include an artificially-structured... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090316280 - Apparatus for coupling first lens to second lens: An exemplary apparatus for coupling a first lens to a second lens includes a base, a first wall, a second wall, a recess, and an elastic member. The base has a top surface. The first wall protrudes from the top surface. The second wall is opposite to the first wall... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090316281 - Laterally adjustable optical mount with bent lever manipulator units: The present invention relates to an optical mount, in particular a lens mount, which is divided by a plurality of cuts in the mount material into a stationary outer mounting ring, a laterally adjustable inner mounting ring and three bent lever manipulator units which are offset by 120° relative to... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - Ny Patent Department

20090316283 - Apparatus for assembling lens group: An exemplary apparatus for assembling a lens group comprise a lens tray, a plurality of cylindrical holes and a plurality of guiding grooves. The lens tray has a first surface and an inner side surface in each hole. The cylindrical holes are defined in the first surface for receiving a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090316282 - Lens module with spacer: A lens module comprises a first lens, a second lens, a spacer, an adhesive and a lens barrel. The spacer is sandwiched between the first lens and the second lens, and includes a first surface, an opposite second surface, a lateral surface, a through hole and a plurality of cutouts.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090316284 - Image capturing module: An image capturing module is provided. The image capturing module includes: a lens assembly supporting at least one lens, moving along an optical axis of light indicating an image of a subject, and comprising guiding protrusions for guiding the moving the optical axis; a module supporting unit comprising guiding holes... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090316285 - Multifunctional device for vehicles: A multifunctional safety, information and comfort device to be mounted on a vehicle, preferably a bicycle, comprises a rear-view mirror, an alphanumeric and iconographic display, sensors for measuring kinetic and environmental parameters, electronic components for measuring time and controlling said device, and an independent power supply.... Agent: Hedman & Costigan P.C.

20090316286 - Aligned narrowband optical filters having flat passbands and comprising offset cascaded broadband optical filters: A cascaded pair of broad bandwidth optical filters provides an overlap in pass-bands that forms a flat, narrow band optical filter. A first band-pass filter is operable to receive the optical signal and to transmit a first portion of the optical signal. The second band-pass filter receives the first portion... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090310195 - Medium for preventing forgery: P

20090310196 - Volume phase hologram recording material and optical information recording medium: Disclosed is a volume phase hologram recording material of high sensitivity, high contrast, and excellent record retention properties and also disclosed is a volume phase hologram recording medium using the said material. The volume phase hologram recording material mainly contains a three-dimensional crosslinked polymer matrix, a radically polymerizable monomer, and... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20090310197 - Reflective optical system, tracking system and holographic projection system and method: The invention relates to an optical reflection system with a reflection element for reflecting reconstruction light waves, an entry-side focal point, from which the reconstruction light waves come when they hit the reflection element, and an exit-side focal point, to which the reconstruction light waves propagate after being reflected from... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20090310198 - Scanner: A scanner is disclosed that includes: a mirror, which may be formed on a light path, and which may reflect incident light; a mirror holder, which may support the mirror; a housing, which may rotatably support the mirror holder; two driving coils, which may be secured to the housing, formed... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090310199 - Scanning image display apparatus: A scanning type image display apparatus is disclosed which is capable of forming an exit pupil with a shape and a size which facilitate observation. The apparatus includes a scanning unit, a first optical system introducing a light flux to the scanning unit, a second optical system converging the light... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090310200 - Electrostatic actuator: An electrostatic actuator is provided with a movable part, and a connector. The movable part is in the form of a plate and is swingable around a swing axis which is parallel to the flat surface of the plate. The connector supports the movable part such that the movable part... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090310201 - Electrostatic actuator: An electrostatic actuator as provided having a movable part, a supporter, a first connector, a second connector, first and second connector electrodes, and first and second supporter electrodes. The first and second connector electrodes project respectively from the first and second connectors towards the supporter, and are provided so as... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090310202 - Tilt mirror: A tilt mirror is disclosed. The tilt mirror can include: a reflection portion, which may reflect incident light; a first cantilever, which may be formed on either end of the reflection portion, and which may generate a stress in one direction; a second cantilever, which may be formed on either... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090310203 - Light scanning unit and image forming apparatus comprising the same: A light scanning unit includes: a light source unit; a polygon mirror for deflecting and scanning light emitted from the light source unit, in a main scanning direction, and having a plurality of deflection surfaces and a plurality of edges at which adjacent deflection surfaces meet one another; an image... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20090310204 - Arrangement of micromechanical elements: The invention relates to arrangements of micromechanical elements, preferably microoptical elements, which are each held by means of spring elements. In this respect, they can be pivoted or also deflected in translation around a rotational axis by the effect of electrostatic forces. It is the object of the invention to... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090310205 - Optical element: An optical element includes an airtight container having opposing face walls in a thickness direction, and side walls connecting the end face walls; a first liquid sealed in the container and having polarity or conductivity; a second liquid sealed in the container and not mixed with the first liquid so... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090310206 - Light beam generation: A method and system for synthesizing controllable light beams includes a spatially modulated light source that generates electromagnetic radiation with a set of replicas of a predetermined symbol, s, positioned at desired positions (xs, ys) in an object plane o(x, y) intersecting, preferably perpendicular to, the direction of propagation of... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090310207 - Polarization controller with minimum wavelength dependency: The invention relates to converting a first light signal (L1) into a second light signal (L2) polarized according to a set of different states of polarization, whereby the set of different polarization states is represented by a corresponding set, of Stokes vectors in a Stokes space representation, and wherein the... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090310208 - Method and apparatus for providing back-lighting in a display device: Methods and apparatus for providing lighting in a display are provided. In one embodiment, a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) is provided that includes a transparent substrate and a plurality of interferometric modulators. The interferometric modulators include an optical stack coupled to the transparent substrate, a reflective layer over the optical stack,... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20090310209 - Tunable optical active elements: The invention is directed to different optical active elements (1, 20, 22) such as tunable diffraction gratings and tunable phase shifters having in general a similar setup. The optical active elements (1, 20, 22) comprise an intermediate layer (4) made out of a deformable material which is mechanically interconnected to... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090310210 - Dynamic image regulator: Provided is a dynamic image regulator. The dynamic image regulator is an application device based on a micro-opto-electro-mechanical system (MOEMS). The dynamic image regulator includes a spatial light modulator comprising a plurality of holes and a plurality of controllable movable screens respectively provided at the holes, and transmitting or blocking... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090310211 - Light source optical system: The invention relates to a light source optical system for endoscopes which is compatible with various viewing modes, prevents an associated light source apparatus from growing bulky, and makes sure brightness. The light source optical system comprises, in order from the light source 1, the collective optical system 2 for... Agent: Arnold International

20090310212 - Filter and display device having the same: A filter for a display device includes a base substrate, a shielding film formed based on a single transparent base layer, and an adhesive layer adhering the shielding film onto the base substrate. The shielding film which realizes diverse shielding functions in a single sheet is adhered onto the base... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090310213 - Microscope: In order to be able to illuminate a sample region (10) uniformly in a simple manner by means of a compact device, it is proposed that at least three illumination units (22a, 22b) for the simultaneous reflected-light illumination of the sample region (10) from different directions are arranged on the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20090310214 - Structural illumination and evanescent coupling for the extension of imaging interferometric microscopy: In accordance with the invention, there are imaging interferometric microscopes and methods for imaging interferometric microscopy using structural illumination and evanescent coupling for the extension of imaging interferometric microscopy. Furthermore, there are coherent anti-Stokes Raman (CARS) microscopes and methods for coherent anti-Stokes Raman (CARS) microscopy, wherein imaging interferometric microscopy techniques... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP

20090310215 - Sample positioning apparatus: A sample positioning stage for positioning a sample to be inspected relative to an optical inspection device, including a first generally planar body on which a sample can be carried and a second body directly coupled to the first body via at least one rigid bearing and at least one... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090310216 - 3d image display, aligning system and method thereof: Disclosed is a system for aligning a 3D image display device. The system for aligning the 3D image display device comprises: a display panel showing a left eye image and a right eye image, and having a display panel align mark at a circumference of the display panel; a plurality... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090310217 - Three-dimensional display device with background image display: The present invention relates to a 3-dimensional video display device using a single image source for background image and object image display, which uses a double Fresnel lens structure, multi-reflector, and half mirror part. In particular, the present invention relates to a 3-dimensional image device with which the problem in... Agent: Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

20090310218 - Polarizing plate protective film, polarizing plate, and resistive touch panel: The present invention provides a polarizing plate protective film comprising a silane coupling agent layer on one surface of a siloxane-crosslinking acrylic silicone resin film; a polarizing plate comprising the protective film in such a manner that the protective film is laminated on one surface or both surfaces of the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090310219 - Optical film, its manufacturing method, anti-glare polarizer using the same, and display apparatus: An anti-glare film is provided and includes micro concave/convex portions on a surface. An average interval between the micro concave and convex portions is equal to 300 μm or less. A differentiation with respect to angle d{Log(I(α))}/dα of a logarithm intensity of reflection Log(I(α)) in a direction of a deviation... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090310220 - Optical system and eye piece: An eye piece (EL1) is formed having a first lens (L1) having a positive refractive power and a second lens (L2) having a positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object (O), and a contact multi-layer diffractive optical element (DOE), which has a first optical element (51)... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090310221 - Tunable diffraction grating: The invention is directed to a tunable diffraction grating (1) with optically active elements (5) arranged at a distance (A) next to each other. The optically active elements (5) are displaceable relative to each other in a lateral direction (x, y) and mechanically interconnected to a layer (4), which is... Agent: Pauley Petersen & Erickson

20090310222 - Multilayer optical film structures having improved properties and the use thereof: The present invention relates to an optical film structure having improved properties and comprising at least one prism film and/or diffuser film as well as a multilayer optical film, wherein the multilayer optical film has at least one top film having an outer layer directed towards the prism film and/or... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20090310223 - Taking lens unit: A camera lens unit includes a first lens including a first lens section having a first optical axis along which light runs, and a second lens. The second lens includes a second lens section having a second optical axis along which the light runs, a flange provided on an outer... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090310224 - Liquid lens and lens module having same: The present disclosure relates to a liquid lens and a lens module having the same. The liquid lens includes an enclosure, an elastic shell and a light pervious liquid. The enclosure has a top wall and defines a through opening in the top wall. The elastic shell is received in... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090310225 - Variable power optical system, imaging lens system and digital apparatus: e

20090310226 - Zoom lens and optical apparatus equipped therewith: A zoom lens is provided with comprising a plurality of lens groups including, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, a third lens group G3, and a fourth lens group G4, the third... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090310227 - Zoom lens, digital camera and mobile information terminal device: There are comprised a first group lens G1 that has a negative refractive power at a fixed distance from an image plane, a second group lens G2 that has a positive refractive power, a third group lens G3 that has a positive refractive power, and a fourth group lens G4... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090310228 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, first through fourth lens units. The first lens unit has positive refractive power, and the second lens unit has negative refractive power. The third lens unit has positive refractive power, the third lens unit having at... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090310229 - System for providing zoom, focus and aperture control in a video inspection device: An optical system for a remote video inspection device including an elongated probe for inspection of target objects, comprising: an imager located distally within the probe, wherein the imager receives an image of the target object; a focus lens group located within the probe, the focus lens group comprising a... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation

20090310230 - Transmitting optical element and optical system using the same: The invention relates to a transmitting optical element that is capable of taking images having a wide angle-of-view in general, and an image coming primarily from a vertical direction to a center axis in particular in simplified construction, is of small-format size and well corrected for aberrations, and an optical... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090310231 - Optical system: An optical system having a novel imaging method of forming an image of a subject of projection in space the same as if the image were being reflected from a mirror where a mirror does not actually exist is provided, the optical system being provided with a light beam redirecting... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090310232 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes a first lens group that includes sequentially from an object side, a first lens formed of resin and having a positive refractive power and a second lens formed of resin and having a negative refractive power, the first lens and the second lens collectively forming a... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090310233 - Objective lens actuator and method for manufacturing the same: In an objective lens actuator of an optical disk drive and the like, variations in the fixed end positions of wires serving as suspensions are reduced and tilt characteristics are improved. When wires 13 are fixed by soldering, a deformation caused by soldering on the wires 13 is minimized by... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090310234 - Calibrating apparatus, calibrating method and moving method for lens carrier: A calibrating apparatus for lens carrier, includes a carrier, a driving unit, a first-dimension detector, and a control unit. The driving unit is capable of moving the carrier in a first-dimension direction. The first-dimension detector is capable of generating a corresponding first-dimension positional signal for the carrier according to a... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20090310235 - Lens assembly and lens module having same: A lens assembly includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens includes a first optically active portion, a first optically inactive portion surrounding the first optically active portion and a first optical axis. The first optically inactive portion includes a first inclined surface relative to the first... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090310236 - Lens module: An exemplary lens module includes a barrel, a lens received in the barrel, and a generally C-shaped fastening member rotatably received in the barrel. The barrel includes an inner surface and a protrusion formed on the inner surface thereof. The fastening member is sandwiched between the lens and the protrusion.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090310237 - Lane change aid side-mirror system: A vehicle-mounted system for automatically adjusting a viewing angle of at least one rear-view mirror of a vehicle. The system includes a sensing unit for detecting and obtaining the positional parameters of an object in a side blind zone of the vehicle. The system also includes a control unit that... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20090310238 - Interior rearview mirror assembly: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a reflective element and an attachment plate attached thereto. A mounting assembly is configured to mount the mirror assembly to an interior portion of the vehicle. The mounting assembly includes a toggle portion and a cam actuator, with the toggle portion... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090310239 - Illumination angle control using dichroic filters: A method of controlling the illumination angle onto a target, including, illuminating onto the target with light from at least two light sources of pre-selected wavelengths; wherein each point on the target is illuminated by light from the light sources with a respective maximal illumination angle relative to a main... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090303558 - Data protection structure: The present invention provides for a data protection device comprising an optically variable diffractive scratch-layered structure overlying data to be protected, wherein the device includes at least first and second opaque metallic layers separated by a flexible light-absorbing separation layer.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090303559 - System, apparatus and method for extracting three-dimensional information of an object from received electromagnetic radiation: An apparatus and method to produce a hologram of an object includes an electromagnetic radiation assembly configured to receive a received electromagnetic radiation, such as light, from the object. The electromagnetic radiation assembly is further configured to diffract the received electromagnetic radiation and transmit a diffracted electromagnetic radiation. An image... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090303560 - Spatial light modulator: A spatial light modulator applied to the collinear volume holographic storage system uses a hollow phase modulator to modulate the surrounding portion of an incident light to be a reference light, and the center portion of the incident light is modulated by a strength modulator to be a signal light.... Agent: Cooper Legal Group LLC

20090303561 - Optical scanning apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a light source which emits an optical beam, a deflection scanning unit, and a control unit. The deflection scanning unit includes a rotating polygonal mirror which deflection-scans the optical beam emitted from the light source so that the optical beam will scan an object to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090303562 - High-resolution spectrally adjustable filter: For spectrally filtering at least one input beam, a first reflective element is configured to tilt to multiple tilt orientations that each corresponds to a different angle of propagation of at least one input beam. One or more optical elements are configured to change at least some of the relative... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20090303563 - Method for structuring a device layer of a substrate: Method for structuring a device layer of a substrate, wherein the substrate includes a carrier layer, the device layer and an intermediate layer disposed between the carrier layer and the device layer. Thereby, the intermediate layer is structured for exposing, at least in one portion, a first surface of the... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090303564 - Electro-optic mirror: A reflective element assembly for an interior rearview mirror of a vehicle includes front and rear substrates with a perimeter seal that spaces said front substrate from said rear substrate and establishes an interpane cavity therebetween for an electro-optic medium. The front substrate has a first connecting tab that extends... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20090303565 - Electrochromic device contacting: An electrochromic device (50) includes at least the typical five layer stack (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) between two substrates (22, 24) and connections elements (42, 44, 66) to the electron conducting layers (12, 14). At least one of the connections elements (42, 44, 66) are arranged through the substrate... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090303566 - Vehicular rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.... Agent: Gentex Corporation C/o Quarles & Brady LLP

20090303567 - Transmission-controlled window glazing: The invention relates to a window glazing comprising at least two window panes with an intermediate ventilated space arranged therebetween, wherein at least one window pane is provided with a layer which is arranged on the interior side thereof and whose transmission is controllable. More specifically, said invention relates to... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090303568 - Optical phase shifting plate: An optical phase shifting plate includes: an optical substrate configured to change a refractive index for light which passes through the optical substrate by a thermooptical effect; a thin-film heater formed on a surface of the optical substrate; a wiring member disposed to be substantially perpendicular to the surface of... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090303569 - Self-tilted micromirror device: A self-tilted micromirror device of the present invention comprises a plurality of micro-structures including a substrate, at least one stiction plate configured to be attracted to the substrate by adhesion force, a top plate coupled to the stiction plate elastically and configured to have at least one motion when the... Agent: Stereo Display Inc.

20090303570 - Tunable cavity resonator and method for fabricating same: An example tunable cavity resonator for filtering radiation in the optical and IR wavelengths and an example method for fabricating same. The example resonator includes a pair of reflectors, one in fixed relationship to a substrate and the other formed upon a suspended moveable membrane disposed a cavity length from... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090303571 - Spatial light modulator with structured mirror surfaces: The invention relates to methods to improve SLMs, in particular to reflecting micromechanical SLMs, for applications with simple system architecture, high precision, high power handling capability, high throughput, and/or high optical processing capability. Applications include optical data processing, image projection, lithography, image enhancement, holography, optical metrology, coherence and wavefront control,... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20090303572 - Speckle reduction in imaging applications and an optical system thereof: Speckle effect in imaging applications is reduced by generating additional speckle patterns on the screen such that the speckle patterns are overlapped and the overlapped speckle patterns average out on the screen to appear as a noise background to the viewers. The speckle patterns are generated by discrete optical signals... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090303573 - Optical antenna with phase control: An optical antenna assembly including multiple optical antenna elements, each of the optical antenna elements are arranged in a regular pattern and carried by a supporting body. The regular pattern of the plurality of optical antenna elements is nonuniform. Certain ones of the optical antenna elements are configured to respond... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20090303574 - Broadband terahertz radiation generation and detection system and method: The invention relates to a broadband Terahertz (THz) radiation generation and detection system and method. THz radiation is generated by optical rectification of an ultrashort pump pulse of a first wavelength having a duration in the picosecond- or sub-picosecond range in a first nonlinear optical crystal. The THz radiation is... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20090303575 - Self-adapting feed forward control apparatus and method in an optical amplifier: A Self-adapting feed forward control apparatus in an optical amplifier includes a feed forward controller for collecting target output power (Pout) and controlling drive current of a pump laser in the optical amplifier; a feedback controller for calculating target output power (Pt) and collecting actual output power (Pout), calculating deviation... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090303576 - Transient optical power suppressing apparatus, method, and network: An apparatus for suppressing optical power transients includes a variable optical attenuator receiving an input optical signal and outputting an output optical signal; an optical power sensing element coupled to the input optical signal and sensing a portion of the input optical signal; and a feedforward loop controller coupled to... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC

20090303577 - Optical amplifier configuration: An optical amplifier configuration for WDM (wavelength division multiplex) systems uses a common pump source connected to an input of an optical splitter deploying pump light via variable optical attenuators to a plurality of optical amplifiers. Control circuits determine individually the output powers of the amplifiers by varying the attenuations... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20090303578 - Far-field sub-diffraction optical lenses (fasdol): Far-field sub-diffraction optical lenses “FaSDOLs” comprise an anisotropic crystal having special dispersion characteristics such that it supports diffraction free propagation. An image with subwavelength features on the input surface is transferred through a propagation function to the output surface with effectively no, or minimal, loss in information. These special properties... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20090303579 - Amplification of energy beams by passage through an imploding liner: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for amplifying an energy beam such as a beam of laser light or a charged particle beam. An exemplary method includes providing a liner having a first end, a second end, a liner axis, and a lumen extending along the liner axis and being bound... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20090303580 - Lens system with position adjustment: In a lens system, such as for use in optical rotary joints, obliquely tilted cavities are inserted in a light path between light-waveguides and lenses to be coupled thereto in order to compensate lateral displacements between the light waveguides and the lenses. The cavities are filled with an optical medium... Agent: Daffer Mcdaniel LLP

20090303581 - Laminated glass with shade band: An object of the present invention is to provide a laminated glass which reduces light transmittance loss of a certain region thereof at a predetermined wavelength, particularly within a near-IR (750 to 1,000 nm) range and which facilitates provision of an optical instrument employing the near-IR light without partial substitution... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090303582 - Microscope system and its magnification modifying method: A microscope system comprises an objective, an image pickup device, a diameter-variable field stop disposed in a conjugate position with the focal plane of the objective, a magnification modifying device disposed in an optical path between the objective and the image pickup device, for modifying the magnification of the image... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20090303583 - Device and method for the reproducible adjustment of the pin hole opening and pin hole position in laser scanning microscopes: Device to adjust the position and/or size of a pinhole in a laser scanning microscope (LSM) where the pinhole is illuminated via a separate light source or the LSM laser and the pinhole is moved at a right angle to the optical axis until the receiver has the maximum intensity... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20090303584 - Method for laser scanning microscopy and beam combiner: A method for laser scanning microscopy is characterized by the use of encapsulated fiber multiplexers from the telecommunications field for combining the beams of a plurality of lasers of different wavelengths and coupling them together into a laser scanning microscope and by corresponding beam combiners. Light-conducting guides to which different... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20090303585 - Microscope: Control apparatus for a microscope having at least one rotary control member for adjustment of the microscope, the apparatus comprising: a motor; a coupling arrangement driven, in use, by the motor; and a mount arrangement to provide adjustable positioning of the motor relative to the control member, to cause the... Agent: Patenttm.us

20090303586 - Telescope: A telescope has a joint for universally bearing an optical assembly in relation to a housing. The joint is designed as an elastic spring joint.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090303587 - Three dimensional image alignment: In an embodiment, two retro-focus lens systems are configured to provide a stereoscopic image. In an embodiment, each retro-focus lens system has a low power negative lens group with a long focal length. In an embodiment, each retro focus lens system has an optical component mounted with three points. One... Agent: David Lewis

20090303588 - Mounting device for accessories: A mounting device which includes means for attaching accessories such as binoculars to wearable items such as baseball caps. The binoculars can be tilted to adjust the angle with respect to the cap, slid to adjust the distance of the binoculars from the wearer, and the objectives thereof pivoted to... Agent: Winstead PC

20090303589 - Optical film composite for brightness enhancement including a birefringent polymer layer: The present invention provides an optical film composite that comprises a linear, reflective polarizing film; a first polymeric substrate layer having birefringence, which is placed on the reflective polarizing film; and a second polymeric substrate layer placed beneath the reflective polarizing film, wherein the optical axis of the first polymeric... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090303590 - Optical filter and imaging apparatus: An optical filter that is disposed in front of an image sensor. The optical filter includes a first optical member, and a second optical member that is disposed closer to the image sensor than the first optical member. An anti-reflection multilayer film is formed on an incident surface of the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090303591 - Lens module: A lens module comprises an optical lens component having an optical axis, an image sensing component located adjacent the optical lens component, and a dust trap located between the optical lens component and the image sensing component. The optical lens component has with a lens mount and a lens barrel... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090303592 - Retroreflector: Compensation for spherical aberration in retroreflectors to improve the retroreflector performance. A retroreflector has at least two concentric spherical layers. A first of the layers is of uniform refractive index n! surrounding a second of the layers of uniform refractive index n2. The refractive indices satisfy the criteria n1>n2. A... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP

20090303593 - Retroreflective materials: A series of retroreflective materials of graduated reflectivity each comprising a plurality of transparent elements wherein each of the retroreflective materials has a different proportion of the plurality of transparent elements which are covered with a reflective coating. The materials can be used to dress a set design suitable for... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20090303594 - Image stabilizing apparatus for camera module: To achieve the object, the present invention provides an image stabilizing apparatus for a camera module including; an automatic focusing unit with slide grooves having lengths in an X axial direction or in an Y axial direction perpendicular to an optical axis on a bottom surface; a driving unit for... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090303595 - Optical image stabilizing apparatus for micro-camera module: The present invention relates to an optical image stabilizing apparatus for a micro-camera module capable of effectively stabilizing an image of the camera module and implementing miniaturization of the camera module by supplying an “L”-shaped biaxial guide structure to prevent a tilt in a Y axial direction while moving an... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090303596 - Telephoto zoom lens: e

20090303597 - Three-dimensional image display apparatus: A three-dimensional image display apparatus includes a light source and an optical system including a light modulation unit having pixels for generating a two-dimensional image by modulating light from the light source by the respective pixels and emitting a spatial frequency in the generated two-dimensional image along a diffraction angle... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090303598 - Dynamic optical grating device and associated method for modulating light: A dynamic optical grating device and associated method for modulating light is provided that is capable of controlling the spectral properties and propagation of light without moving mechanical components by the use of a dynamic electric and/or magnetic field. By changing the electric field and/or magnetic field, the index of... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20090303599 - General diffractive optics method for expanding an exit pupil: This invention describes a general diffractive optics method that uses a plurality of diffractive elements on an optical substrate for expanding the exit pupil of a display of an electronic device for viewing. The method can be used for optical coupling in an optical device and it is characterized by... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090303600 - Achromatic lens system and optical apparatus: An achromatic lens system is provided with a cemented resin lens having positive refractive power constructed by a resin lens L11 having positive refractive power cemented with a resin lens L12 having negative refractive power, and a close-contact multi-layer type diffractive optical element L11E, the diffractive optical element L11E being... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090303601 - Multi-cavity optical filters with inverse parabolic group delay responses: There is provided a multi-cavity optical filter providing a substantially parabolic group delay response with a negative second derivative over a wide bandwidth. The optical filter is made by cascading a plurality of reflective elements wherein a highly reflective element is not positioned at the end of the cascade but... Agent: Ogilvy Renault LLP

20090303602 - Ultrathin transparent emi shielding filter: Provided are multi-component films useful as optical display filters. The films include a transparent substrate, a nucleation layer, an electrically-conductive layer, a barrier layer, and a dielectric layer. The films can provide high visible transmission, are corrosion-resistant, and can provide shielding from electromagnetic interference (EMI shielding). The optical display filters... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20090303603 - Matrical imaging method and apparatus: A multidimensional image and a method of producing a multidimensional image. A plurality of planar images is layered in a desired sequence. A matrical image file is formed from the layered planar images and then printed. The resolution of the final matrical image is separate in both the X- and... Agent: Ryan Kromholz & Manion, S.c.

20090303604 - Windshield for use with head-up display and/or method of making the same: Certain example embodiments relate to a head-up display system for a vehicle having a windshield. First and second substantially parallel spaced-apart substrates sandwich a polymer-inclusive interlayer. An anti-reflective coating is provided on a surface of one of the first and second substrates. The anti-reflective coating is arranged so as to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090303605 - Transparent multilayer film, method of producing the same, and liquid lens: A method of producing a transparent multilayer film which enables to easily deposit a transparent multilayer film without changing a target material is provided, and a transparent multilayer film formed by the method of producing a transparent multilayer film and a liquid lens including the transparent multilayer film are provided.... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090303606 - Variable-focus lens assembly: A variable-focus lens assembly is provided. The lens assembly includes a microfluidic device that defines a chamber for receiving a fluid therein. A slip having an aperture therethrough is disposed in the chamber. A first fluid is disposed on the first side of the slip and a second fluid is... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20090303607 - Anamorphic converter and image projection system: An anamorphic converter includes, from a projected-surface side, a first group and a second group. The first group includes one or more lens elements and has a negative power at least in a main magnification direction. The second group includes one or more lens elements and has a positive power... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090303608 - Optical system for digital cinema projection: The invention relates to an optical system for the projection of digital image data comprising a fixed focal length lens and a pivotable focal length extender. The principal field of application of the invention is digital cinema projection, usually employing the wide-screen format 1.9:1 or the Cinemascope format 2.37:1 (width:height).... Agent: Ipxlaw Group LLP

20090303609 - High magnification compact zoom lens: The present invention is directed to high magnification compact zoom lenses that are reduced in diameter of groups of lens pieces closer to the imaging plane to provide downsized lightweight zoom lenses of magnification as high as 20 diameters, with an image stabilizer or vibration compensating mechanism being also reduced... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20090303610 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in this order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens group having positive refraction power, a second lens group having negative refraction power, a third lens group having positive refraction power, and a fourth lens group having positive refraction power. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303612 - Variable-power optical system, image pickup device, and digital apparatus: A variable-power optical system includes, in order from an object side thereof: a first lens group with a negative optical power; a second lens group with a positive optical power, moving when the power of the variable-power optical system varies; and a third lens group with a positive or negative... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20090303611 - Zoom lens: v

20090303613 - Variable focal length lens, and focal length adjusting device, and imaging apparatus that use the same: A variable focal length lens having a simple structure and capable of being used for applications requiring small size is provided, as well as a focal length adjusting device and an imaging device using the same. A variable focal length lens 10 has a lens 11, a positive electrode 13,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090303614 - Apochromatic lens: An apochromatic lens with an aperture and exclusively refractive optical elements, comprising a plurality of lenses arranged in lens groups along an optical axis, wherein lenses of different materials are provided and wherein the lenses respectively comprise one of the following listed materials: calcium fluoride (CaF2), synthetic quartz (SiO2) or... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090303615 - Ir cut-off filter coated lens array and method for manufacturing same: An exemplary method for manufacturing an infrared (IR) cut-off filter coated lens array includes: providing a light pervious panel having a first surface and a second surface at opposite sides thereof; forming an infrared cut-off filter film on the first surface of the light pervious panel; and forming a plurality... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303616 - Indirect vision system enabling blind spots to be minimized without distorting the formed image: A rear-view system for a motor vehicle including a catadioptric assembly of at least one external or internal rearview mirror including a non-planar mirror and at least one diopter forming part of a side window of the vehicle or integrated thereto. The mirror and the diopter are configured and designed... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090303617 - Aperture stop and manufacturing method thereof: An aperture stop includes a body and a black film. The body is stainless steel and the black film is disposed on at least two corresponding ends of the body. A manufacturing method of the aperture stop is also provided. The aperture stop is produced using the characteristics of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303618 - Objective optical system and endoscope: An objective optical system includes, a first group having positive refractive power, a second group having positive refractive power, the first group having a first parallel flat plate, a diaphragm, a second parallel flat plate and a first plano-convex lens with its convex surface facing the image side in the... Agent: Arnold International

20090303619 - Actuator apparatus and image pickup unit: An actuator apparatus of the present invention includes a movable body that is arranged so as to be movable forward or rearward, and a shape memory alloy wire that is provided directly or indirectly to the movable body so as to enter a non-tension state at an ordinary temperature. The... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090303620 - Lens tube,method of assembling lens tube, and camera module: A lens tube has two, first and second lenses (1, 2), a tubular lens frame (3) for holding the two lenses (1, 2), and three spacers (7) in contact with the opposite lens surfaces of the first and second lenses (1, 2). The spacers (7) are arranged so as to... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090303621 - Lens driving apparatus: A lens driving apparatus is disclosed. The lends driving apparatus may include a movable body holding lenses, a fixed body in which the movable body is mounted and movably along the lens optical axis direction, and a drive mechanism that moves the movable body in the lens optical axis direction.... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090303623 - Lens module with driving mechanism for lenses: An exemplary lens module includes one or more lenses, a hollow stationary assembly, a hollow elastic member, and a hollow movable assembly. The one or more lenses are received in the hollow movable assembly. The stationary assembly includes a first magnetic field generator, and two spaced guiding rods defined on... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090303622 - Vibrating element, vibration actuator, lens barrel, camera system and method for driving vibration actuator: To provide a vibrating element which can be driven by a low voltage, a vibration actuator, a lens barrel, a camera system and a method for driving a vibration actuator. A vibrating element (10) is provided with an elastically deformable tube-like member (11) having a hollow section (15); and an... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090303624 - Terahertz-band optical component: A terahertz-band optical component is provided which has extremely high heat resistance and which shows excellent characteristics, such as a coefficient of linear expansion and humidity. A periodic insular pattern is formed on a principal surface of a thin-plate-shaped substrate made of mica as a predetermined conductive pattern. The terahertz-band... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090303625 - Hinge construction: A hinge assembly for a wing mirror unit for a motor vehicle comprising a central shaft and a mirror housing pivotably arranged around the central shaft. In an embodiment, a bottom surface of the mirror housing is supported on a supporting surface at the base of the central shaft and,... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC

20090303626 - Housing structure: A housing structure has a frame structure 1 on which there are arranged via connecting elements 7 several optical elements 5 which are held in mounts 6 or structural modules 6′. The optical elements 5 are detachably connected to the frame structure 1 with their mounts 6 or structural modules... Agent: Gray Robinson, P.A.

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