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01/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100020372 - Holographic recording medium and optical information recording/reproducing apparatus: P

20100020373 - Holographic storage medium and method for gated diffusion of photoactive monomer: An optical medium is provided. The optical medium comprises: a diffusion-controlling matrix framework; at least one photoactive monomer attached to the diffusion-controlling matrix framework in a first state of the optical medium, wherein the at least one photoactive monomer is released from the diffusion-controlling matrix framework by photo cleavage, producing... Agent: Vedder Price, PC

20100020374 - Hologram optical element and surface light source device using the hologram optical element: A hologram optical element having a thin form and a high degree of light transmittance, moreover that provides superior handling ease, as well as a surface light source device employing this hologram optical element. The angle at which light can be bent in this hologram optical element, has low wavelength... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100020375 - Method of recording holographic information: A method of recording holographic information includes recording a hologram mark and a homogeneous mark in a holographic data storage medium with a volume to alternatively locate the hologram mark and the homogeneous mark. The hologram mark has a varied refractive index distribution due to constructive/destructive interferences between two light... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100020376 - Shearing radiation beam for imaging printing media: An illuminator (10) for producing a radiation spot (120) on a workpiece (110) comprises a laser light source (20) and a beam-shearing optical system (30). Fine structure (160) generated by an integrator (80) of laser light source (20) in integrated beams (90) as a result of path length differences among... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff

20100020377 - Beam scanning based on two-dimensional polygon scanner for display and other applications: Scanning beam systems based on a two-dimensional polygon scanner with different reflective polygon facets tilted at different tilt facet angles to use rotations of the polygon scanner to scan optical beams both horizontally and vertically on a surface which can be a display screen or a printing surface.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100020378 - Optical switch: A detection means (52) detects optimum driving voltages of a mirror device. A correction means (53) corrects driving voltage values in a table (54b) based on the optimum driving voltages. This makes it possible to drive the mirror to an optimum pivot angle even when the optimum pivot angle of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100020379 - Gimbaled scanning micro-mirror actuation scheme and architecture: A Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) device for actuating a gimbaled element, the device comprising a symmetric electromagnetic actuator for actuating one degree of freedom (DOF) and a symmetric electrostatic actuator for actuating the second DOF.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100020380 - 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. Area of the effective field of view of the electro-optic mirror element substantially equals to that defined by the outermost perimeter of the element.... Agent: Gentex Corporation C/o Quarles & Brady LLP

20100020381 - Functionalized glazing: e

20100020382 - Spacer for mems device: An improved spacer in an apparatus comprising a MEMS device that is packaged between a substrate and cover plate, where the improved spacer protects traces running on the substrate and under the spacer. The improved spacer reduces the amount of force or pressure on the traces or wires, which reduces... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100020383 - Thermal actuator for an infrared sensor: In one embodiment, an infrared (IR) sensor has a flexible beam connected between two anchors supported on a substrate. The beam is mechanically coupled to a plate that has an IR-absorbing layer and is adapted to transfer the IR-induced heat to the beam. The heat transfer causes the beam to... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.

20100020384 - Image display medium and image display device: An image display medium includes a pair of substrates, a liquid that is enclosed between the substrates, first colored particles, second colored particles and third colored particles. The first colored particles are colored a first color and move in response to an electric field that is formed between the substrates.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100020385 - Microcapsules for electrophoretic display devices, and processes for their production, and their applications: The microcapsules for electrophoretic display devices according to the present invention each enclose a dispersion containing electrophoretic particles and a solvent in a shell having an inner shell made of a mercapto group-containing amino resin and an outer shell made of an epoxy resin. Alternatively, the microcapsules for electrophoretic display... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100020386 - Reflection type display apparatus: A reflection type display apparatus wherein an electroplating is used to modulate light, at least one of a reflectance and an absorptance of a first surface, which contacts the first electrode, of an electroplating film 10 formed on the first electrode 2 and that of a second surface, which does... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100020387 - Chirped-pulse quadratic nonlinearity-based high-energy pulse compressor: A pulse compression technique for compressing femtosecond-duration high-energy pulses first linearly chirps and thus broadens an input pulse before compressing it by nonlinear soliton compression. The technique simultaneously decreases the final compressed pulse duration and improves of the compressed pulse quality. In the preferred embodiment, a linear dispersive delay (12)... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.

20100020388 - Amplifying optical fiber: The invention consists in an amplifying optical fiber comprising a core containing a dopant and a cladding, wherein said core comprises a monomode core intended to propagate an optical signal, quantum dots of a semiconductor material being disposed in or near said monomode core, and a multimode core surrounding the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100020389 - Articulating infrared window: An articulating infrared window to be installed into a panel of a cabinet is disclosed. The window includes a window housing and an infrared transparent pane. The infrared transparent pane is installed within the window housing. Embodiments of the window housing can include various articulation mechanisms including individually or in... Agent: Intellectual Property Group, Fluke Patents

20100020390 - Catadioptric projection objective with pupil correction: A catadioptric projection objective includes a plurality of optical elements arranged to image an off-axis object field arranged in an object surface onto an off-axis image field arranged in an image surface of the projection objective. The optical elements form: a first, refractive objective part that can generate a first... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100020391 - Observation device: The observation device includes a micro optical system and a macro optical system. The observation device is configured in such a way that the micro and macro optical systems share an image position and that the first pupil position of the micro optical system and the second pupil position of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100020392 - Confocal microscope device: The present application detects a state change of an object in an optical axis direction by a single frame scanning for each round. A confocal microscope apparatus includes a detecting unit separating incident light into a light from a vicinity of a collecting point on the sample and a light... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100020393 - System and device for non-destructive raman analysis: An improved Raman microspectrometer system extends the optical reach and analysis range of an existing Raman microspectrometer to allow analysis and/or repair of an oversized sample. The improved Raman microspectrometer system includes an extender for extending the optical reach of the existing microspectrometer and a supplemental stage which extends the... Agent: Cytyc Corporation Darry Pattinson, Sr.IPParalegal

20100020394 - Celestial tracking device: A celestial tracking device (10) for mounting an instrument thereon, the celestial tracking device (10) comprising first and second arms (12, 14) rotatably attached together at one end (13) and a drive means (20) rotatably connected between the other ends (15) of the first and second arms (12, 14) for... Agent: Manelii Denison & Selter PLLC

20100020395 - Projection type image display apparatus: A projection type image display apparatus includes an optical engine that emits a light according to image signal, a Fresnel lens on which the light emitted by the optical engine is incident and emitting the light as a parallel light, and a diffusion member that diffuses the parallel light emitted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100020396 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: Provided are: a polarizer protective film, which is allowed to express excellent UV-absorbing ability by using a UV-absorbing monomer as a raw material, has excellent heat resistance and excellent optical transparency, and has much less coloring and foaming; a polarizing plate with less defects in an outer appearance, using the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100020397 - Method for producing optical element and the optical element: A method for producing an optical element having a three-dimensional structural part that can resolve problems associated with deterioration of optical characteristics that is caused by variations in the element shape in the conventional process and poor endurance caused by insufficient joining strength and the optical element produced by the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100020398 - Optical laminate comprising low-refractive index layer: The present invention discloses an optical laminate comprising a light-transparent base material and a low-refractive index layer provided on the light-transparent base material, the low-refractive index layer simultaneously having both contamination preventive properties and slipperiness. The optical laminate comprises a light-transparent base material, and a hard coat layer and a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100020399 - Programmable optical processing device employing stacked controllable phase shifting elements in fractional fourier planes: A monolithic or hybrid integrated optical processor or optical processing system having a plurality of phase shifting array elements, each controlled by respective control signals, and arranged so that each phase shifting array element lies in a different fractional Fourier transform plane. In various embodiments, at least a portion of... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20100020400 - Diffractive optical element, method for manufacturing diffractive optical element, and laser beam machining method: A diffractive optical element includes: a substrate having a first face and a second face; a diffractive structure section that is formed on the first face of the substrate, shaped in a rectangular form in a cross-sectional view of the diffractive structure section, and having an upper face and a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100020401 - Wavelength selection filter, filter unit, light source device, optical apparatus, and refractive index sensor: A wavelength selection filter selectively resonating and reflecting light of a given wavelength contained in incident light, includes a substrate having a rectangular waveform concave and convex structure which is formed on a plane on which the incident light falls incident, the concave and convex structure including convex portions and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100020402 - Multilayer film: An object of the present invention is to provide a multilayer film that can make large the amount of outgoing light from a liquid crystal device such as liquid crystal display element and liquid crystal aberration compensating element and at the same time, can realize a high contract in a... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100020403 - Display light shield: A display light shield as a visor for a portable computer, includes a top portion and two side portions. The portions are sheet and jointed to form a hood whose sides and top are closed while bottom is open. The shape of the hood is suitable for the computer monitor.... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100020404 - Removable lenticular labels for use on printed matter: A lenticular label for removable attachment to a surface of an object includes a transparent sheet having a first planar side and a second side having a lenticulated region. The label having a printed image on the first planar side and a low-tack adhesive disposed along the printed image. The... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100020405 - Variable dispersion compensator and method of controlling the same: In order to perform dispersion compensation for an optical signal of light introduced from an input light collimator, a variable dispersion compensator includes: a group delay characteristic control unit which controls group delay characteristics at a group delay characteristic assignment unit; a positioning unit which positions a relative positional relationship... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100020406 - Lens arrangement: A lens arrangement suitable for looking through small holes is provided in which no conventional integral physical lens stop is required. The lens arrangement is relatively insensitive to its position, meaning that it may be set back behind the hole reducing the risk of detection and allowing rapid installation.... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

20100020407 - Liquid lens apparatus and manufacturing method of the same: Disclosed is a liquid lens apparatus. The liquid lens apparatus includes a liquid lens element and a fixing jig. The liquid lens element includes a main body, a lens surface, and a sealing portion, the main body including a first substrate, a second substrate, and a third substrate that is... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100020408 - Endoscope objective optical system: An endoscope objective optical system used in an endoscope has an objective optical system including a first lens group having a positive refractive power, an aperture stop, a second lens group having a negative refractive power and a third lens group having a positive refractive power, the first lens group,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100020409 - Zoom lens, imaging apparatus and mobile phone: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group including a prism which has no refractive power and deflects an optical path, a third lens group that has a positive refractive power and is moved during zooming, a fourth lens group that... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100020411 - Projection variable focusing lens and projection display device: A projection variable focusing lens that moves only one lens group when power varies includes a first negative lens group G1, a second positive lens group G2, a third lens group G3, and a fourth positive lens group G4 arranged in this order from a magnification side. When a focal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100020410 - Zoom lens, lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: Disclosed herein is a zoom lens, wherein a stop moves in an optical axis direction n in a phase of zooming; a position of the stop in a telephoto end is located on an object side with respect to a position of the stop in a wide-angle end; an opening... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100020412 - Lens barrel and camera including it: A lens barrel includes a plurality of lens groups (1, 2), lens frames (1a, 2a) to hold the plurality of lens groups, respectively, a lens driving apparatus to drive the plurality of lens frames and a fixed member (5) to hold the lens driving apparatus. The lens driving group includes... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100020414 - Lens apparatus and optical apparatus: The lens apparatus includes a guide barrel including a guide groove portion penetrating through a circumferential wall of the guide barrel, and a cam barrel disposed rotatably and including a penetrating cam groove portion penetrating through a circumferential wall of the cam barrel and a non-penetrating cam groove portion not... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100020413 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a lens holding frame configured to hold a lens and being provided with a cam follower, a guide tube engaging with the lens holding frame and being configured to rectilinearly guide the lens holding frame in an optical axis direction, and a cam tube engaging with... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100020415 - System and method for inducing far field transparency with negative index materials: A lens system with a lens formed of a material having a negative index of refraction in an operational frequency range, a first surface of the material having a convex hyperbolic curvature, and a second surface of the material having a concave circular curvature. A lens system can include two... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100020418 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup lens includes: a first lens having a positive refracting power; an aperture stop for adjusting the amount of light; a second lens having a concave face directed to the object side and having a negative refracting power; a third lens having a concave face directed to the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100020416 - Imaging lens module: An imaging lens module includes a fixed aperture stop and an optical module, and the optical module includes a first, a second, a third and a fourth lenses. The first lens has a meniscus lens with positive refractive power and a concave surface disposed towards the image. The second lens... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Int''l Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100020417 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises: a first lens element with positive refractive power, an Abbe Number of the first lens element being V1, and it satisfying the relation: 50<V1<60; a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface;... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20100020419 - Lens system: A lens system includes, in order from the object side, a positive refractive power first lens, a positive refractive power second lens; and a negative refractive power third lens. Wherein the lens system satisfies the following conditions: (1) (|G1R2|−G1R1)/(|G1R2|+G1R1)<0.5; and (2) 0.2<G1R1/F<0.6, wherein, G1R1 is the radius of curvature of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100020420 - Lens optical system: Provided is a lens optical system, which includes (from object to image side) a first lens group having positive refractive power, a stop, and a second lens group having positive refractive power. The first lens group comprises a plurality of lenses among which there are a lens closest to the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100020421 - Lens array unit mounting structure: A lens array unit mounting structure mounts a lens array unit in a recess provided in a housing of an image reading device. The structure includes a right projection and a left projection provided on the lens array unit and includes a right groove and a left groove provided in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100020422 - Resilient plate and lens actuator using same: A resilient plate includes a body, a through hole defined in the center of the body, a plurality of slots defined in the body. A plurality of glue-holes is defined in the periphery portion of the body, and the glue-holes are configured for receiving an amount of an adhesive.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100020423 - Hydrostatic liquid-metal deformable optical elements: Optical components and systems are disclosed that include an optical element and a base member. Multiple wells correspond to respective locations on a surface of the optical element. Liquid metal in the wells is coupled to the respective locations to apply respective hydrostatic pressures to the locations. At least one... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100020424 - Combination mirror and recording/playback apparatus: A mirror has a recording and playback apparatus, and a pre-recorded message plays aloud through at least one speaker on the mirror. The mirror is the typical size found in a common household. The record/playback apparatus may be a CD-ROM or other similar medium. The preferred embodiment for the invention... Agent: Richard Elliott Halsey

20100020425 - Mirror image display method: The mirror image display method is used to suspend the main subject of a decorative or presentation display in mid air. This is accomplished by affixing the flat side of a symmetrically divided main subject flush onto a true first-surface mirror, which makes up one wall of the display body... Agent: Franklin Ralph White

20100020426 - Method and apparatus for coating a curved surface: A method involves: determining a percentage by which a thickness of a layer of material, if applied by a selected coating apparatus to a curved surface on a selected optical component having an operating wavelength, would decrease from a central region of the curved surface to an edge region of... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

01/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100014133 - Method to modify and apply edge seal materials in laminated media: An article with a pair of substrates made from a thermoplastic and each having an outer edge; a holographic storage medium positioned between the substrates such that the holographic storage medium has an exposed outer edge area proximate the outer edges of the substrates; and an environmental barrier seal protecting... Agent: Vedder Price, PC

20100014135 - Fabrication method for a computer-generated hologram or a holographic stereogram in which a three-dimensional object having visualized cross-sectional surfaces is recorded, and computer-generated hologram/holographic stereogram in which a three-dimensiona: The present invention relates to a method for fabricating a computer-generated hologram or a holographic stereogram which can reconstruct a three-dimensional object having visualized cross-sectional surfaces, wherein the three-dimensional object composed only of surface data is processed to have the visualized cross-sectional surfaces on a given cross section thereof by... Agent: Patenttm.us

20100014134 - Holographic image display system: This invention relates to holographic image display systems, and to related methods and processor control code. We describe a method of displaying an image holographically, the method including: inputting display image data defining said image for display; processing said image data to determine first image data representing a first spatial... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100014136 - Holographic projection system using micro-mirrors for light modulation: The invention relates to a holographic projection system wherein light modulator means SLM with electromechanically moved micro-mirrors modulate a light wave front LWmod. According to the invention, a hologram processor HP sets micro-mirror surfaces of prior art spatial light modulator which are disposed as controllable diffraction gratings on a substrate... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100014138 - High areal density holographic data storage system: An apparatus for recording or reading high areal density holographically stored information with high signal-to-noise ratio. The apparatus comprises a holographic imaging system for recording or reconstructing a holographic image, having a first numerical aperture and a first focal length and an additional optical system for filtering the signal beam,... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100014137 - Holographic multiplex recording method, and holographic recording apparatus and holographic recording medium employing the method: A holographic multiplex recording method which can keep a recording data rate constant and equalize nonuniformity in recording due to vibrations or the like, and a holographic recording apparatus and a holographic recording medium, which employ the method. In a process of multiplex-recording information, the time of exposure to a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100014139 - Beam irradiation apparatus: A beam irradiation apparatus includes: an actuator which scans a target region with a laser beam; a photodetector which receives a servo beam and outputs a signal according to a beam reception position; an optical unit which makes the servo beam displaced on the photodetector in association with driving of... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100014140 - Optical scanning device: two cantilever beam portions which protrude from both-side portions of one side of the substrate main body; a mirror portion whose both-sides are supported by torsion bar portions between the cantilever beam portions; a drive source which causes the substrate main body to oscillate; and a light source which projects... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100014141 - Scanning display apparatus using laser beam source: Disclosed is a scanning display apparatus using a laser beam source. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the scanning display apparatus can include a lighting optical system, configured to use a laser device as a light source, the laser device outputting a plurality of beams having different... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20100014142 - Optical scanning device: An optical scanning device of the invention includes: a substrate; a torsion bar portion which is connected to the substrate; a mirror portion which is supported by the torsion bar portion; a drive source which causes the substrate to oscillate; and a light source which projects light onto the mirror... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100014143 - Vibrating mirror element: A vibrating mirror element includes a base member, a substrate made of metal, integrally formed with a mirror portion, a movable portion swingably supporting the mirror portion from both sides and functioning as a lower electrode, and a mounting portion supporting the movable portion and mounted on the base member,... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100014144 - Plastic lens and manufacturing method thereof: A plastic lens plastic includes a plastic substrate (1) having a first main surface that is a convex surface (1A) and a second main surface that is a concave surface (1B), a photochromic compound-containing photochromic layer formed on the convex surface side of the substrate, and an impact-absorbing primer layer... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100014145 - Electrode comprising lithium nickel oxide layer, method for preparing the same, and electrochromic device comprising the same: Disclosed is a method of preparing an electrode, which can lead to uniform electrochromism of a lithium nickel oxide layer by applying a voltage in all directions of the electrode during a formatting process, an electrode prepared by the same, and an electrochromic device including the electrode.... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100014146 - Encapsulation methods for interferometric modulator and mems devices: Methods and devices used for the encapsulation of MEMS devices, such as an interferometric modulator, are disclosed. Encapsulation is provided to MEMS devices to protect the devices from such environmental hazards as moisture and mechanical shock. In addition to the encapsulation layer providing protection from environmental hazards, the encapsulation layer... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100014147 - Production method for a micromechnical component, and a micromechanical component: A production method for a micromechanical component and a micromechanical component apparatus are provided encompassing the steps of: forming a housing having an incident light window, forming a multitude of optically active surfaces on a wafer, subdividing the wafer into a multitude of chips having at least one optically active... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100014148 - Microelectromechanical device with spacing layer: An interferometric modulating device is provided with a spacing layer positioned between the fixed reflector and the electrode. The spacing layer prevents shorting between the movable reflector and the electrode and provides a filtering cavity to improve color saturation.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100014150 - Light control film and light control glass:

20100014149 - Particles for display media and information display panel using same: The present invention are particles for display media used for an information display panel, in which at least one kind of display media constituted as a group of particles including chargeable particles are sealed between two opposed substrates, at least one of two substrates being transparent, and in which the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100014151 - Protective coating for metalhydride based devices: A switchable mirror device includes active layer (4) wherein the active layer changes its optical properties by adding/removal of hydrogen and includes a Mg-transition metal layer, or an Y or rare earth based layer the active layer being provided on one side with a further protective layer (3) including a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100014152 - Infrared window assembly with internal and external cover: The present invention provides an infrared window assembly 10 through which thermal imagery of apparatus within a housing is performed. This comprises a lens 20, a frame 11 adapted to be mounted in the housing and support the lens; and external and internal covers 15,14 lying when closed in planes... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100014153 - Catadioptric projection objective: A catadioptric projection objective for imaging a pattern provided in an object plane of the projection objective onto an image plane of the projection objective has a first, refractive objective part for imaging the pattern provided in the object plane into a first intermediate image; a second objective part including... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100014155 - Laser scanning microscope: A laser scanning microscope comprises: an objective lens for observing a specimen; a focal plane scan lens placed on the opposite side of the objective lens from the specimen and which generates an intermediate image; a mirror placed near to the position of the intermediate image of the focal plane... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100014154 - Zoom microscope: It is an object to provide a zoom microscope of a simple structure which can expand a variable-power range. In order to achieve the object thereof, the zoom microscope includes a replaceable infinity correction objective lens, an aperture stop, an afocal zoom system, and an imaging optical system which are... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100014156 - Microscope: A microscope for observing a sample containing a substance having at least two excited quantum states includes a pump light source 21 for emitting pump light, an erase light source 22 for emitting erase light, a light combining section 23 to 26 for coaxially combining the pump light and the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100014157 - Multispectral lighting apparatus: The invention is directed to a multispectral illumination device for a microscope or for a reader. According to the invention, the illumination device comprises at least three receptacle positions for lighting modules and at least one receptacle position for coupling modules, the mechanical devices for connecting the lighting modules or... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20100014158 - Microscope apparatus and fluorescence cube installed therein: A microscope apparatus 1 comprises: an illumination optical system illuminating a sample with laser light from laser light sources 32, 42; a fluorescence detection optical system that detects fluorescence from the sample; a plurality of fluorescence cubes 61 that are provided on an optical path of the illumination optical system... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100014159 - Stage drive for microscopes: A stage drive for moving a microscope stage designed as a mechanical stage including a first drive element linked to a first output element, and a second drive element, which is linked to a second output element. Through first and second transmission means, the first output element is linked to... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100014160 - Extendable telescope: An extendable telescope comprises a main barrel having a compensation lens group thereinside; an auxiliary barrel slidably disposed within the main barrel, the auxiliary barrel having a main lens group thereinside corresponding to the compensation lens group; and an assembling structure disposed on an end of the main barrel, the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100014161 - Rigid endoscope: The invention provides a rigid endoscope relay optical system that can be fabricated at lower costs while its brightness is kept intact by reducing parts count. The rigid endoscope optical system has an elongate insert and is adapted to implement image transfer using relay lenses Re1 to Re7. The relay... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100014162 - Single or dual-sided adhesive tape for protecting electrochrome layer systems on mirrors: An adhesive tape for protecting electrochromic layer systems on mirrors, having a multilayer carrier consisting of at least one top and one bottom film part, each formed by at least one polymeric film, and also at least one metallic part, which is located between the top and bottom film parts... Agent: Mark D. Marin Norris Mclaughlin & Marcus, Pa

20100014163 - Antireflector and display device: An antireflector 1 including a substrate 10 and an antireflection film 20; the antireflection film 20 having a first high refractive index layer 22, a metal layer 24, a second high refractive index layer 26 and a low refractive index layer 28 disposed therein sequentially from a substrate side facing... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100014164 - Diffuse reflector, diffuse reflective article, optical display, and method for producing a diffuse reflector: Disclosed is a diffuse reflector comprising a consolidated nonwoven sheet having a thickness standard deviation of about 15 μm or less and a photopic reflectance of at least about 94% over the wavelength range of 380 nm to 780 nm. Further disclosed is a diffuse reflective article and optical display... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100014165 - Lens, lens array and method for making lens array: An exemplary lens includes a light pervious substrate, a first optically active part, and a light blocking film. The light pervious substrate has a first surface, an opposite second surface, and a recess defined in the first surface. The recess includes a bottom surface. The first optically active part is... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100014166 - Observation device: An observation device includes at least one day vision channel, an information channel with a graphic electronic display for producing a display image and a combination optical system for combining the day vision channel and the information channel, so that a combined overall image forms.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100014167 - Controllable optical lens: A controllable optical lens system, comprises a chamber housing first and second fluids, the interface between the fluids defining a lens surface. An electrode arrangement controls the shape of the lens surface and has first and second electrodes. A parameter is determined by the system dependent on the electrical resistance... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100014168 - Anastigmatic anamorphic lens system: Disclosed is an anastigmatic anamorphic lens unit for processing images, particularly multidimensional images, as they are generated and evaluated, for example in connection with spatially resolved spectroscopy. The lens unit has a high anamorphic factor and comprises several lens subassemblies, a positive refractive subassembly (a) comprising at least one rotationally... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100014169 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: s

20100014170 - Rectangular optical glass lens and manufacturing method thereof: A rectangular optical glass lens and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. A rectangular glass blank is put between an upper mold and a lower mold of a multi-cavity mold and then being heated and pressured. The rectangular glass blank is molded into a lens sheet having a plurality of... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20100014171 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus enabling construction of a small bending optical system with high magnification. A first lens group is movably disposed toward an object on a first optical axis. A second lens group is movably disposed radially inward of the first lens group. The second lens group comprises a... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100014172 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A lens barrel includes: a barrel body; a diaphragm pivotally held in the barrel body; a diaphragm operating member that changes the diameter of the diaphragm; an operation arm that can pivot in the barrel body and fits in the diaphragm operating member, the operation arm, when pivoted, changing the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100014173 - Modular lighting system: A system includes first and second light collecting modules, each having a window and an optical fiber which receives light flowing through the window. The first and second modules are coupled together so they are repeatably rotatable, as a unit, between first and second positions. A light emitting fixture is... Agent: Schmeiser Olsen & Watts

20100014174 - Wide-angle optical system: The invention provides a superwide-angle imaging or projecting optical system provided that, albeit being a wide-angle optical system having an angle of view exceeding 180°, is of small size and reduced F-number and fast, and has improved f-θ performance. The optical system consists only of transmitting surfaces, and has an... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq Kenyon & Kenyon

20100014175 - Imaging lens, and imaging device and mobile terminal apparatus using the same: A first lens (L1), a second lens (L2), a third lens (L3), and a fourth lens (L4) are arranged in this order from an object side. The first lens (L1) has a biconvex shape and a positive refracting power. The second lens (L2) has a meniscus shape that is convex... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100014176 - Flat spring plate and lens actuator with same: A flat spring plate includes an outer closed-loop frame having a plurality of evenly spaced outer connection parts and a plurality of elongated side frame members each interconnected between the two corresponding adjacent outer connection parts, an inner closed-loop frame concentric with and surrounded by the outer frame, and a... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100014177 - Interior rear view mirror with an additional device: The invention relates to an interior rear view mirror (01) for arrangement in the interior of a motor vehicle, with a mirror element (02) for observing the traffic following behind, wherein on the housing (03) of the interior rear view mirror (01), an additional device (04) is provided which can... Agent: Intellectual Property Group Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

20100014178 - Absorption type multi-layer film nd filter: In an absorption type multi-layer film ND filter having a thin substrate and provided thereon first and second absorption type multi-layer films which attenuate transmitted light, the first and second absorption type multi-layer films are constituted of multi-layer films each consisting essentially of dielectric layers formed of SiO2, Al2O3 or... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

01/14/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100007932 - Optical recording medium and method for manufacturing the same: An optical recording medium has a recording layer formed of a plurality of reflection hologram layers. A spacer layer is interposed between the respective reflection hologram layers. The reflection hologram layer is made of a material having a thermal threshold value which allows, when being irradiated with a recording laser... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100007933 - Movable body apparatus, and optical instrument using the movable body apparatus: An apparatus includes an oscillatory system having first and second movable bodies, and first and second elastic support portions, a driving portion having a permanent magnet, and a drive controlling portion. The oscillatory system has at least two characteristic oscillation modes of first and second resonance frequencies. The drive controlling... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100007934 - Optical element and image display device using the same: An optical element includes a light transmission member 100 having an incident plane 5 on which a light beam is incident and an output plane 7 from which the light beam that was previously incident on the incident plane 5 is output, and an oscillation member 101 adapted to oscillate... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100007935 - Optical scanning device, retinal scanning display and manufacturing method of optical scanning device: An optical scanning device includes an oscillating mirror portion having a reflection surface, and a frame portion holding the oscillating mirror portion. The optical scanning device reflects an incident optical flux by the reflection surface so as to convert the incident optical flux into a scanned optical flux. The optical... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100007936 - Dielectric microstructure for use in microelectromechanical systems: Disclosed herein is a dielectric microstructure with a substantially unit dielectric constant K for use in microelectromechanical systems.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100007937 - Method of making an ion-switching device without a separate lithiation step: In any manufacturing sequence for making a lithium ion-switching device, lithium has to be introduced at some stage into the device. An electrode inside the device is filled and depleted with lithium through an ion conductor at every use cycle of the device. Prior-art methods to introduce the lithium are:... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100007938 - Digital type anti-glare device using touch and method of controlling the same: Disclosed is a digital type anti-glare device capable of conveniently performing input, operation and adjustment, and a method of controlling the same. The digital type anti-glare device includes a touch sensor input unit recognizing a shade degree and a grind mode level by direct selective operation or adjustment of a... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100007939 - Method of projecting image with tunable individually-addressable fabry-perot filters: A projection system includes a display apparatus comprising a plurality of tunable Fabry-Perot filters, each of the filters being configured for shifting between a state in which the filter transmits radiation in a bandwidth in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum and a state in which the filter transmits... Agent: Fay Sharpe / Xerox - Rochester

20100007940 - Micro oscillating device: A micro oscillating device includes a first frame; an oscillating portion; a first twist coupling portion and a second twist coupling portion coupling the first frame and the oscillating portion to define a first shaft center of an oscillating operation of the oscillating portion; a second frame including a support... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100007942 - Electronic paper: An object of the present invention is to increase the resistance of electronic paper to external stress. The resistance to external stress is increased by providing an element formation layer, which includes an integrated circuit portion, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a charged particle-containing layer, between a first... Agent: Cook Alex Ltd

20100007941 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device includes a first substrate on which a pixel electrode and another pixel electrode that is adjacent to the pixel electrode are formed, a second substrate on which a common electrode facing the pixel electrode and the another pixel electrode that is adjacent to the pixel electrode... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100007943 - Optical amplification system and optical amplification method: An optical amplification system includes a wavelength filter that divides a wavelength multiplexing optical signal into a plurality of wavelength multiplexing optical signals having wider wavelength intervals than wavelength intervals of the wavelength multiplexing optical signal, and a first optical amplifier that performs optical amplification on the plurality of divided... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100007945 - Optical device comprising a gainp-based photonic crystal not exhibiting two-photon absorption: The invention relates to an optical device operating within a wavelength range centred on a reference wavelength (λ0) and delivering an output signal, characterized in that it comprises a photonic crystal structure having a semiconductor substrate and at least one layer of semiconductor material having, at least locally, an array... Agent: Lariviere, Grubman & Payne, LLP

20100007944 - Optical semiconductor device and manufacturing method therefor: A manufacturing method for an optical semiconductor device, including disposing a semiconductor element that has a polarization dependent gain or polarization dependent loss between optical waveguide modes differing in the direction of polarization, positioning a lens at one end face side of the semiconductor element based on an optical coupling... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100007946 - Substage, stage and microscope equipped therewith: Provided is a substage for a microscope. The substage is provided with a plurality of fixing members for selectively fixing a plurality of stages, on which a sample is placed, each of which is equipped with a fixing member.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100007947 - Method for, in particular, optical examination of the surface of a sample carrier for biological objects: Method for, in particular, optical examination of the surface of a sample carrier for biological objects, in which the sample carrier is arranged in the spatially-fixed observation area of a measuring facility, whereby the observation area covers a partial area of the surface of the sample carrier, and the sample... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100007948 - Telescope having a focus display: A telescope having a focus display includes a tube assembly, a sensor and a focus display. The tube assembly has a first tube and a second tube connected within the first tube. The first tube has an opening. The sensor is provided on the second tube. The focus display is... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100007949 - Inflatable screen with fully internal tension: An inflatable moving screen system includes an inflatable support structure. The inflatable support structure has at least two horizontal tubes and at least two vertical tubes that collectively form a rectangular frame. A skirt is coupled to one of the horizontal tubes and to both vertical tubes. An air inlet... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100007950 - Screen: A screen includes: a flexible screen body on which image light is projected; a fixed column arranged in a central portion; an arm sliding unit configured to pivotably support the second arm member of the first pantograph mechanism and the second arm member of the second pantograph mechanism with respect... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100007951 - Stereogram method and apparatus: An apparatus may include a meditative stereogram adapted or selected to encourage meditation of a subject and an audio track paired with the stereogram to work in cooperation with the stereogram to encourage the subject to reach a meditative state.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100007952 - Arrangement for adjusting and compensating for first- and second-order polarization mode dispersion: A configuration contains a series connection of a first emulation element, having a first adjustable differential delay time between the fast and slow main axes and further having an adjustable chromatic dispersion of a polarization adjuster for the adjustment of a polarization rotation angle, and of a second emulation element,... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100007953 - Polarization-maintaining reflector arrangement: The present invention discloses a polarization-maintaining reflector arrangement comprising a reflector group including at least one polarizing reflector and at least one compensating reflector, wherein the incident plane for the polarizing reflectors is perpendicular to the incident plane for the compensating reflectors, and the product of s-wave reflectance of all... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100007954 - Retroreflective articles comprising olefinic seal films: Microstructured articles, such as a retroreflective articles, having a plurality of (e.g. cube-corner) microstructured elements and a seal film layer adhered to portions of the cube-corner elements and/or portions of a (e.g., flexible) body layer. The seal film is a thermoplastic polymeric material comprising reaction products of alkylene in an... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100007955 - Large amplitude high frequency optical delay: Optical delay line system that includes a retro-reflection mirror which is displaced along a circular path while being maintained in angular alignment with launch and return sources of light subject the components of the system to minimum levels of unbalanced linear acceleration. A retroreflector is pivotally mounted on a rotating... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100007956 - Vibration correcting device, lens barrel, and optical device: An optical device with an imaging device for forming an image of a subject with a lens device includes a lens unit, a movable member making the lens unit movable within a plane orthogonal to the optical axis of the lens unit, an image pickup device imaging the subject image... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100007957 - Photographing lens and camera: A small shooting lens has high optical performance and is suitable for mass production. To attain this, the shooting lens includes at least three lens groups disposed in order from an object side, wherein an adhesion multiple-layer diffractive optical element is formed on one of surfaces disposed between an object... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100007958 - Process of forming a light beam path in a dielectric mirror: An optical mirror element includes an optically transmissive element having a first surface and a second surface, and a reflective coating layer on the first surface that defines a mirror surface. A first portion of the first surface does not include the reflective coating layer such that the first portion... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100007959 - Multi-layer panel and method of manufacturing such a panel: A method of manufacturing a multi-layer panel having a curved reflective and/or transmitting facing layer that includes the steps of increasing and/or decreasing pressure on a side of a thin membrane to form a pressure differential across the thin membrane that causes the thin membrane to deform to a required... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100007960 - Stamper for press-molding optical articles, method for making same and lens made thereby: An exemplary stamper includes molding portions arranged in an array. Each of the molding portions includes a central optical molding portion and an annular peripheral molding portion surrounding the central optical molding portion. Each molding portion is capable of facilitating formation of a respective optical article. A surface roughness of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100007961 - Integrated mirror device for vehicle: A vehicular integrated mirror system is provided that is supported on a vehicle body that includes a door, and has an outside mirror disposed outside a vehicle compartment and an interior mirror disposed within the vehicle compartment at a position in the proximity of the outside mirror so that, in... Agent: Carrier Blackman And Associates

20100007962 - Glazing panel: A glazing panel includes a sheet of glass and a series of spatially separated optical elements disposed on a major face of glass. Each element has an upwardly-facing reflective surface, which extends out of the plane of the glass. A region of the material, having an optical transmission coefficient, which... Agent: Edwin D. Schindler

20100007963 - Method and apparatus for optical bandpass filtering, and varying the filter bandwidth: A path of travel for radiation extends to one optical element, then to another optical element, and then away from the latter. One of the optical elements is respectively reflective and non-reflective to radiation above and below a first wavelength, and the other is respectively reflective and non-reflective to radiation... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100007964 - Light integrating device for an illumination system and illumination system using the same: A light integrating device for an illumination system and an illumination system. The illumination system includes a first light source module and a second light source module providing a first light and a second light, respectively. The device includes first and second light collecting elements and a beam splitting element.... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100007965 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprising a first lens unit having negative power, a second lens unit having positive power and a third lens unit having positive power, wherein: the first lens unit comprises a first lens element having a concave surface at least on the image side and negative power... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100007966 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side thereof, a first lens unit having a positive refracting power, which is movable during zooming, a second lens unit having a negative refracting power, which is movable during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive refracting power, which is... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100007967 - Zoom lens unit, imaging apparatus and portable information terminal device: A zoom lens unit including, in order from an object side to an image surface side: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; and a fourth lens group having a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100007968 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprising a first lens unit having negative power, a second lens unit having positive power and a third lens unit having positive power, wherein: the first lens unit comprises a first lens element having a concave surface at least on the image side and negative power... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100007969 - Optical system: The invention relates to an optical system which is adapted to form an image having a full 360° (panoramic)-direction angle of view on an image plane or project an image located on an image plane in a full 360° (panoramic)-direction angle of view, and which is of small-format size and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100007970 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus using imaging lens: Disclosed is an imaging lens having both high heat resistance that enables the imaging lens to be mounted on a printed circuit board by a reflow mounting method and a high optical performance. The imaging lens includes: a first positive lens group; a second negative lens group; a third positive... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100007971 - Lens driving apparatus and method of manufacturing the lens driving apparatus: A lens drive device has (i) an objective lens and (ii) a lens holder, to a side face of which coils for drive control are attached. The surface where the coils are adhered, or the side surface, is an irregular surface where a recess/projection section for restricting the direction of... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100007972 - Lens assembly of camera module: A lens assembly of a camera module mounted in a small portable device includes a body receiving at least one lens and having a hole at one side, a screw member inserted in the hole in a direction substantially parallel to an optical axis, a support boss provided at the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100007973 - Lens actuator, lens unit using the lens actuator and method for manufacturing the lens unit: A lens actuator has a carrier, a cover, a first spring, a second spring, a coil, and a magnet. The carrier with a cylindrical shape is provided with a hollow section formed along a first direction, and has a holding section formed on one side of the first direction. The... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100007974 - Auxiliary side view mirror: An auxiliary side view mirror for attaching to an existing side view mirror of a motor vehicle. This auxiliary side view mirror includes a housing. The housing has an auxiliary mirror portion and a side view mirror interior housing adjacent the auxiliary mirror portion. The auxiliary mirror portion contains an... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Koda & Androlia

20100007975 - Color filter substrate, electronic apparatus and manufacturing method thereof: A color filter substrate is provided. The color filter substrate includes a substrate, a light-shielding layer, and a plurality of color filter patterns. The substrate has a plurality of annular trough areas, a plurality of central areas, and a light-shielding area positioned among the annular trough areas. Each of the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

01/07/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20100002275 - Security device with metameric features using diffractive pigment flakes: A metameric optical structure is disclosed having first optical structures comprising diffractive flakes having diffractive structures thereon, and a second optical structures having non-diffractive flakes which may have other special effect properties, such as color shifting. At one angle of incidence or one viewing angle, near normal. The hues match... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20100002276 - Photon logic gates: A system, method, and apparatus for photon logic gates based on quantum switch, where a single or multiple quantum switches are utilized for dark resonance interactions in which three-color lasers interact with a four-level or five-level nonlinear optical medium composed of three ground states and one or two excited states... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein

20100002277 - Oscillator and optical deflector having oscillator: An oscillating device includes an oscillator, an elastic supporting member for movably supporting the oscillator, a first supporting frame for supporting the elastic supporting member, and a second supporting frame extending along the elastic supporting member with a spacing maintained therebetween, the second supporting member extending from the first supporting... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100002278 - Beam irradiation apparatus: A beam irradiation apparatus includes: an optical element which changes a travel direction of a laser beam by being rotated in a predetermined direction; an actuator which rotates the optical element in the direction; a refractive element which is disposed in the actuator and rotates in association with rotation of... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100002279 - Movable body apparatus, optical deflector, optical instrument using the optical deflector, and resonance frequency detecting method: A movable body apparatus includes an oscillatory system, a driving portion for driving the oscillatory system with a driving signal, a detecting portion for detecting an oscillating condition of the movable body, a storing portion, and an obtaining portion. The oscillatory system includes at least a movable body, and an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100002280 - Micro-optical beam-forming array for projecting images of a divergent isotropic cloud of light points, primarily for the entertainment sector: The invention relates to a beam-forming array for projecting a divergent isotropic cloud of light points. The array comprises a source (4) for emitting electromagnetic radiation, a receiving or connecting possibility for a power source (2), an electrical or electronic subassembly (5), and an optical unit (6) that is arranged... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100002281 - Optical clock: An optical clock comprises a laser oscillator and modulating means arranged to cooperate with the laser oscillator to produce a series a series of phase-modulated optical pulses. The optical clock further comprises an optical fibre arranged to provide compression of the optical pulses, and may also comprise a step-recovery diode... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100002282 - Metal coatings, conductive nanoparticles and applications of the same: This invention discloses corrosion resistant metal compositions that may be used to form nanoparticles or for coating of particles. Further, such particles may be used to fabricate printable transparent conductors that may be used in electronic devices. Electrochromic displays formed using such conductors are described.... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.

20100002283 - Kerr effect compensated optical ring resonator: Systems and methods for compensating for nonlinear phase shift accumulation in an optical ring resonator. An example method includes sending a first beam in a clockwise direction around the optical ring resonator and sending a second beam in a counterclockwise direction around the optical ring resonator. Then, nonlinear phase shift... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20100002284 - Method of modulating resonant frequency of torsional mems device: A method of modulating resonant frequency of a torsional MEMS device is provided. A torsional MEMS device is provided and a resonant frequency test is performed to measure a raw frequency of the torsional MEMS device. If the raw resonant frequency of the torsional MEMS device is greater than a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100002286 - Method to provide a display panel: A method to provide a display panel according to the present invention comprises the step of providing at least one pixel element for producing or controlling light wherein the pixel element has a light emitting or reflecting surface and is mounted on a support. The method furthermore comprises covering the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100002285 - Torsional mems device: A torsional MEMS device is disclosed. The torsional MEMS device includes a support structure, a platform, and at least two hinges, which connects the platform to the support structure. The platform has an active area and a non-active area. A plurality of sacrificial elements is disposed in the non-active area.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100002287 - Electrophoretic dispersion solution, image display medium using the same, and image display device using the same: t

20100002288 - Electrically controlled optical elements and method: The effective focal length of an optical system can be electronically controlled using switchable wave plates in conjunction with polarized light.... Agent: Crockett & Crockett, P.C.

20100002289 - Microscope optical system, microscope, and virtual slide forming system: The purpose is to move an observation field of view of a microscope without moving or changing an objective lens without varying position or state of a sample. A microscope optical system according to the present invention has a mirror that changes the direction of the optical path by reflection... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100002290 - Microscope: A microscope includes a microscope main body, a revolving nosepiece rotatably mounted on the microscope main body and equipped with plural objective lenses, and focusing handles that adjust focal points of the objective lenses. The microscope further includes operation knobs mounted in a vicinity of the focusing handles and configured... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100002291 - Lighting system, method of lighting, and scanning optical microscope: Light emitter excitation light (108) of a wavelength λ1 emitted by a light source (101) is collected on a light emitter (107) by a collective lens (102). The light emitter (107) is held on a substrate (104), and emits fluorescent light of a wavelength λ2 when the light emitter excitation... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100002292 - Light source device and endoscope apparatus using the same: A switching filter is provided in a light source device according to the present invention. The switching filter has a first dichroic filter which transmits illumination light in a first wavelength band from a lamp and a fluorescence observation filter which transmits at least illumination light in a second wavelength... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100002293 - Microscope slide cover with integrated reservoir: A cover for a substrate including: a body defining a cavity, for positioning over the substrate to form a reaction chamber; and a projection extending from the body to define a fluid reservoir, when the cover is fitted to the substrate, the fluid reservoir being in fluid communication with the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100002294 - Solid vision: Solid Vision enables experience of breadth height and depth in images. It is realized that instead of mixing the retinal images their representation at the cartae could be joined to obtain the image. Realization that while looking at a distant object the retinal areas are coordinated to form a single... Agent: Nagappan Muthusamy Sundarar

20100002295 - Methods and systems for stereoscopic imaging: A stereoscopic imaging system is described for generating a stereoscopic image of a scene. The stereoscopic imaging system is adapted for generating at least one sub-image for a first eye and at least one sub-image for a second eye whereby the at least one sub-image for the first eye and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100002296 - circular polarizer composite and an optical system comprising the same: A circular polarizer composite including a plane polarizer, a first quarter-wavelength retarder, a cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) film and a second quarter-wavelength retarder, wherein optical axes of the first quarter-wavelength retarder and the second quarter-wavelength retarder are perpendicularly crossed to each other. Also disclosed is an optical system including the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100002297 - Optical film, process for producing the same, and polarization plate utilizing the film: This invention provides an optical film having a reduced thickness and an increased width, which is free from bleedout with the elapse of time (during storage) in a continuous wound state, a method for manufacturing an optical film, and a polarizing plate using the optical film. The optical film is... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100002298 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: Provided are a polarizer protective film containing a (meth)acrylic resin as a main component and being excellent in adhesion with a polarizer, a polarizing plate including the polarizer protective film and a polarizer which are unlikely to peel off from each other, and an image display apparatus of high quality... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100002299 - Optical element, optical element manufacturing method and optical pickup device: An optical element includes: opposing surfaces each including two areas each of which includes a fine-periodic structure. The fine-periodic structures of the two areas have different directions from each other in each of the opposing surfaces. One of the opposing surfaces with the fine-periodic structures works as a quarter-wave plate... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100002301 - Image stabilizer: An image stabilizer includes a rotor including a lens assembly, and configured to move perpendicular to an optical axis of light passing through the lens assembly, and a suspension unit configured to support movement of the rotor and to prevent the rotor from moving non-perpendicular to the optical axis of... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100002300 - Zoom lens and pickup apparatus: Disclosed herein is a zoom lens, including: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power; the first, second, third and fourth... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100002302 - Method and apparatus for chief ray angle correction using a diffractive lens: Methods and apparatus reduce the chief ray angle incident on a pixel array of an imaging device by the use of a diffractive lens.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100002304 - Optical filter and plasma display device having the same: An optical filter and a plasma display device including the same are provided. The optical filter includes a support layer, and a plurality of stripe-shaped structures arranged at predetermined intervals on one surface of the support layer and formed using a material having a different refractive index than a refractive... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100002303 - Sheet having a tactile effect and an interferential effect and security document comprising the same: The invention relates to a sheet comprising a substrate and a securing means including at least one area having an interferential effect, wherein the securing means further includes at least one tactile recognition member provided in the same region as said area having an interferential effect. The invention also relates... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100002305 - Antireflection film for display and display using the film: An antireflection film for display comprising a transparent film 11, an adhesion layer 12 having antistatic property provided thereon, a hard coat layer 13 provided thereon and a low refractive index layer 14 provided thereon, wherein the hard coat layer has refractive index of not less than 1.67, the transparent... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100002306 - View angle control sheet: A view angle control sheet which can suppress a decrease in screen brightness is provided. Lens portions having trapezoidal shapes in cross section are arranged at predetermined intervals, and a wedge-shaped portion between the lens portions adjacent to each other is filled with the same material as the lens portion... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100002307 - Lens array, led head, exposure device, image forming apparatus and reading apparatus: A lens array includes a plurality of lens units each of which includes a plurality of microlenses linearly arranged, and a light shielding member having a plurality of openings as apertures. The openings are disposed so as to face the microlenses of respective lens units. Facing microlenses of the lens... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100002308 - Optical die with variable refractive index, adaptive of angle of incidence, and method of fabricating such a die: An optical die, which is intended to be placed in front of an optical sensor of a semiconductor component, has an optically useful zone having an optical axis and exhibiting a variable refractive index. Specifically the refractive index of the die is variable in an annular peripheral zone lying between... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20100002309 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel that can be reduced in size and improve drive accuracy. A first cylindrical member is fixed. A rotatable second cylindrical member cam-engages with the first cylindrical member so as to move in an axial direction of an axial center. A third cylindrical member engaging with the first... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100002310 - Extended depth-of-field lenses and methods for their design, optimization and manufacturing: For rotationally symmetric aspheric lenses, one can establish lens design and layout based upon the phase delay function exp[−iφ(ρ)]. An embodiment of the invention is a method for calculating a corresponding variation in focal length denoted by f(ρ). According to an aspect, one can also assert a shape for the... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20100002311 - Eye model: An eye model including a front positive lens, a rear positive lens, an aperture stop located between the front and rear positive lenses, and a focal plane located rearward of the rear positive lens, wherein the front positive lens has a meniscus shape having an outer surface radius equal to... Agent: David Klein Dekel Patent Ltd.

20100002312 - Over-molded glass lenses and method of forming the same: Accurate lens substrates on a waferscale are obtained by forming a polymer material on a lens surface formed on a lens wafer. The substrate may also be thinned by the glass lens surface forming process at the portion of the lens. The polymer material may have the same or different... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100002313 - Method and apparatus providing singlet wafer lens system with field flattener: Methods and apparatus to correct a curved Petzval focusing surface to a plane using a convex lens, a concave lens, and a space arranged between the curved side of the convex lens and the curved side of the concave lens. The method and apparatus may also include a Fresnel lens... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100002314 - Lens system with symmetrical optics: A lens system comprising an inner lens structure and an outer lens structure. The inner lens structure comprises an inner positive lens, a first transparent substrate and an inner negative lens. The outer lens structure comprises an outer positive lens, a second transparent substrate and an outer negative lens.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100002315 - Resin lens and method of molding resin lens: A resin lens includes an optical functional section that has an optical function, and a flange section that is formed around the optical functional section. A reference face is used as reference during positioning and fixing, and is formed on one face of the flange section. The face on which... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100002316 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes front and rear holding members holding front and rear optical elements; an advancing/retracting member; a first guide portion guiding the front holding member relative to the advancing/retracting member; a first biasing member biasing the front holding member rearwards; a second guide portion guiding the rear holding... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100002317 - Lens driving device comprising magnetic circuit with high magnetic efficiency: A lens driving device includes a lens holder including a tubular portion for holding a lens assembly, a driving coil fixed to the lens holder so as to position around the tubular portion and a yoke including a permanent magnet opposite to the driving coil. The yoke includes an outer... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100002318 - Brightness enhancement panel and display device having same: A display device includes a display panel and a brightness enhancement panel. The display panel has a light output surface. The brightness enhancement panel is mounted on the light output surface. The brightness enhancement panel includes a base plate portion and a plurality of quadrilateral pyramid lens portions. Each of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100002320 - Reflectors made of linear grooves: An embodiment of a method of designing a grooved reflector comprises selecting two given wavefronts; and designing two surfaces meeting at an edge to form a groove such that the rays of each of the given wavefront become rays of a respective one of the given wavefronts after a reflection... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100002319 - Two-point image formation optical device: A two-point imaging optical device utilizing an optical element that achieves a new type of imaging system, in which a two-point imaging optical element is provided with a plurality of mirrored surface portions arranged perpendicularly or at an angle close to perpendicular in a narrow interval between two parallel planes,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100002321 - Rear-projection-type display apparatus: A rear-projection-type display apparatus projects an image formed by a display element with a light beam emitted from a light source on a screen that is larger than the display element through a projection lens. The rear-projection-type display apparatus includes a reflective optical-element group having at least two reflecting mirrors... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100002322 - Discrete cym filter with hue and saturation changes: Discrete CYM filter has discrete filter elements that create a color set over a color range. The color range changes both hue and saturation between adjacent color filter elements, thus making the elements and their resultant colors, look more “interesting”.... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20100002323 - Apparatus for viewing front and rear views of an image: The present invention is an image viewing apparatus comprising a back portion having a first plane with a mirrored region viewable from the front of the apparatus, a second plane offset from the first plane, an image in the second plane, wherein the image comprises an image that is viewable... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20100002324 - Optical nanomaterial compositions: The present invention provides compositions (“Optical Nanomaterial Compositions”) comprising one or more nano-materials and an optical coupling gel or an optical adhesive. The invention also provides methods for using the Optical Nanomaterial Compositions as an index-matching gel, an optical adhesive or an optical film, all of which are suitable for... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

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