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Optical: systems and elements February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/10

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02/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100046049 - Compact holographic display device: A holographic display device comprises an OLED array writing onto an OASLM, the OLED array and OASLM forming adjacent layers. The OASLM encodes a hologram and a holographic reconstruction is then generated by the device when an array of read beams illuminates the OASLM. The OASLM is suitably controlled by... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100046050 - Compact holographic display device: Holographic display device comprising a first EASLM and a second EASLM, the pair permitting independent modification of phase and amplitude, in which holographic reconstruction is visible through one or more virtual observer windows. An advantage is that an observer may view a holographic reconstruction through one or more virtual observer... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100046051 - Generation of a hologram pattern: Device for generating a hologram pattern including selecting means for selecting, as cross section ranges which are in a plurality of cross sections parallel to hologram pattern in 3D object and which are ranges used for generating hologram pattern, cross section ranges which overlap ranges in other cross sections when... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty

20100046052 - Actuator, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An actuator includes: a frame; first members at each end of the frame along a first axis making the frame rotatable thereabout; second members supporting each end of a movable plate against the frame along a second axis making the movable plate rotatable thereabout; first magnets with poles interposing the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100046053 - Optical scanning device, image display device and retinal scanning display provided with optical scanning device: An optical scanning device includes a dot clock generator which generates a dot clock having a dot clock cycle corresponding to a scanning direction of an optical flux by dividing master clocks which constitute basic clocks with frequency-dividing-number corresponding to a scanning position. The dot clock generator changes, with respect... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100046054 - Mems mirror, mirror scanner, optical scanning unit and image forming apparatus including the optical scanning unit: Disclosed are several embodiments of a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) mirror and a mirror scanner employing the same. An optical scanning unit employing such mirror scanner and an image forming apparatus including the optical scanning unit are also disclosed. The MEMS mirror may include a movable unit, which may in turn... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20100046055 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same: An optical scanning apparatus having a low-height optical box and accurately arranged reflecting mirrors, and an image forming apparatus using the same. The imaging optical system includes: an imaging optical element which a scanning beam transmits off a profile center thereof in a sub-scanning direction during guiding a beam from... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100046056 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same: The light scanning optical apparatus for reducing registration displacement during a temperature increase, includes: multiple light source units; a common optical deflector deflectively scanning light fluxes emitted from the multiple light source units; and first and second imaging optical systems facing each other across an optical direction, sandwiching the optical... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100046057 - Micro electronic mechanical system oscillating laser scanning unit: A MEMS oscillating laser scanning unit (LSU) composed of a MEMS Control Module, a Pre-scan Module and a Post-scan Module is disclosed. The MEMS Control Module consists of a laser source and a MEMS oscillating mirror. The laser source and the MEMS oscillating mirror both are aligned with the same... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100046058 - Diffusion barrier layer for mems devices: Described herein is the use of a diffusion barrier layer between metallic layers in MEMS devices. The diffusion barrier layer prevents mixing of the two metals, which can alter desired physical characteristics and complicate processing. In one example, the diffusion barrier layer may be used as part of a movable... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100046059 - Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle: An interior rearview mirror system includes an interior rearview mirror assembly including a reflective element having a transparent substrate and a multi-zone mirror reflector established at a surface thereof. The mirror reflector includes at least a first zone and a second zone, and wherein at least one metallic reflective layer... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100046060 - Tunable plasmonic filter: A tunable plasmonic filter or an optical filtering method discloses plasmonic filter structure and a voltage or current source. An intensity or wavelength of light transmitted through the filter structure is modulated by the intensity of a voltage or current from the voltage or current source. The plasmonic filter structure... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100046061 - Mems package having inclined surface: An image projection system comprises a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) package wherein the MEMS package further includes: a first substrate and a second substrate joined together at a joinder surface applied with a ponder material thereon to provide an internal space to contain and package a MEMS device therein, wherein at... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20100046062 - Mirror device and mems device comprising layered electrode: The present invention provides an image display system implemented with a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) device formed and supported on a substrate functioning as a spatial light modulator wherein the MEMS device further comprises a drive circuit disposed on the substrate; a micromirror functioning as a movable electrode supported on a... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20100046063 - Display panel apparatus: A display apparatus includes a plurality of first electrodes, a second electrode facing the plurality of first electrodes, and a plurality of microcapsules. Each of the plurality of first electrodes corresponds to one of a color. The plurality of microcapsules have a dispersion media and a plurality of particles sealed... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100046064 - Delay demodulation devices: A delay demodulation device, which reduces chip size and polarization dependent frequency (PDf), is provided. The delay demodulation device comprises: an input waveguide, which receives DQPSK signals; a Y-shape waveguide, which splits the input waveguide; a first Mach-Zehnder interferometer; and a second Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Both end of two arm waveguides... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100046065 - Tunable optical filter: Consistent with the present disclosure a compact, integrated tunable filter is provided that can adjust the power levels of optical signals output from an optical amplifier, for example, so that the amplifier has a uniform spectral gain. The tunable optical filter includes a planar lightwave circuit (PLC) having cascaded Mach-Zehnder... Agent: Infinera Corporation Ross Carothers

20100046067 - Modular, high energy, widely-tunable ultrafast fiber source: A modular, compact and widely tunable laser system for the efficient generation of high peak and high average power ultrashort pulses. Modularity is ensured by the implementation of interchangeable amplifier components. System compactness is ensured by employing efficient fiber amplifiers, directly or indirectly pumped by diode lasers. Peak power handling... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100046066 - Modular, high energy, widely-tunable ultrafast fiber source: A modular, compact and widely tunable laser system for the efficient generation of high peak and high average power ultrashort pulses. Modularity is ensured by the implementation of interchangeable amplifier components. System compactness is ensured by employing efficient fiber amplifiers, directly or indirectly pumped by diode lasers. Peak power handling... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100046068 - Automated microscope slide read system: A method and apparatus for automating microscopic analysis of a plurality of data-encoded microscope slides. In embodiments, the data written to or read from the slides may comprise images, analysis protocols, analytic results and other pertinent data. Embodiments also encompass a magazine that contains a plurality of data encoded slides.... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

20100046069 - Method and arrangement for three-dimensional representation: The invention relates to the field of spatial representation, particularly to images which are spatially perceivable for simultaneous multiple viewers without auxiliary devices so-called autostereoscopic visualization. The invention addresses the problem of creating a form of autostereoscopic representation based on barrier technology in order to achieve an improved perceptibility for... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100046070 - Head-mounted display: A head-mounted display includes a frame shaped like glasses to be worn on the head of an observer, two image display apparatuses respectively including image generating devices to be placed outside the eyes of the observer, and light guide devices attached to the image generating devices and provided closer to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100046071 - Latent image forming film, latent image identifying kit and method for identifying latent image: A latent image forming film comprising: a reflective layer; and a polarization converting and rotating layer placed on a surface of the reflective layer, the polarization converting and rotating layer changing an ellipticity of polarized incident light and concurrently rotating a polarization direction of the polarized incident light.... Agent: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

20100046072 - Composite metal nanorod, composite metal nanorod-containing composition, and polarization material: A composite metal nanorod, including a core nanorod and a shell, the core nanorod being covered with the shell to form a core-shell structure, wherein the composite metal nanorod contains at least two different metals, and wherein the composite metal nanorod has an equivalent-volume-sphere radius of 15 nm or smaller... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100046073 - Optical waveguide: An optical waveguide with a tubular or hose-like housing is provided, which is used in a high-temperature environment, such as, for example, in a burner. The housing has an input opening, an output opening and a centre line extending from the input opening to the output opening. In the interior... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20100046074 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a reflection member configured to bend an optical path, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100046075 - Embedded relay lens for head-up displays or the like: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an optical relay comprises a partially-reflective-coated Fresnel lens or similar low-profile lens such as a diffractive lens or a holographic lens having a first index of refraction and a filler medium having a second index of refraction and being disposed adjacent to... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20100046076 - Tunable spectral filtration device: A tunable spectral filtration device is disclosed that includes one or more pairs of interference filters in series, wherein each element of each pair is independently selected from one or more options, independently positioned to intersect a path of converging or diverging light, and independently tilted with respect to the... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.

20100046077 - Wavelength selective metallic embossing nanostructure: In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, a nano structure optical wavelength filter is provided. A film made of a negative dielectric constant material such as a metal has embossing structures of subwavelength scale, located thereon in an array in a pattern. The array pattern and the structures are... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100046078 - Filter for display, production method thereof, and production method of display: It is an object to provide a filter for display comprising only one piece of plastic film as a substrate for price-reduction, using a laminated body having a conductive layer and a functional layer on the substrate and having an electrode capable of electric conduction to a display housing in... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100046080 - Lens array and line head: A lens array includes: a lens array substrate having a light transmissive property; a first lens disposed on the lens array substrate; and a second lens disposed on the lens array substrate in a first direction from the first lens and different from the first lens in peripheral shape.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100046079 - Polymer pattern and metal film pattern, metal pattern, plastic mold using thereof, and method of the forming the same: The present invention relates to polymer patterns of various shapes formed using modifications of means and methods used in the prior lithography process, and the metal film patterns, metal patterns and plastic molds using the polymer patterns, as well as methods of forming these patterns and molds. The method of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100046081 - Symetrical lens array with improved depth of field, enhanced uniformity, and brightness: A symmetrical lens array comprising two identical covers, two identical lens sections, and a middle holder. Each lens section comprises a plurality of lenses disposed on the top and bottom of the lens section. The lens array is assembled with the middle holder positioned between the two lens sections. The... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20100046082 - Apparatus and system for providing a virtual display for a vehicle: A display unit for mounting in a vehicle is provided. The display unit includes an image generator. The display unit further includes a semi-reflective member. The semi-reflective member is configured to move from a non-operational position to an operation position. The semi-reflective member is positioned to reflect light from the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100046083 - Solid immersion focusing apparatus for high-density heat assisted recording: In a particular embodiment, a solid immersion lens includes meta-material slabs formed from multiple layers of at least two different compositions. Each meta-material slab has a first effective index of refraction. The meta-material slabs are adapted to propagate an evanescent wave in a direction parallel to an axis to form... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100046084 - Electro-wetting device and a method of manufacturing the same: An electro-wetting device is provided that can prevent deterioration of withstand voltage characteristics due to use of a high-dielectric constant film, thereby ensuring an insulating structure having high reliability. The electro-wetting device includes a conductive first liquid, an insulating second liquid, a transparent substrate and a cover body defining a... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100046085 - Lens barrel and imaging device: An interchangeable lens unit comprises a second lens group unit, a focus lens unit, a fourth lens group unit, a zoom ring unit, and a focus motor. The zoom ring unit mechanically transmits operational force inputted to a zoom ring to the second lens group unit and the fourth lens... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100046086 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens includes, in order from its object side, a first lens unit having a negative refracting power, a second lens unit having a positive refracting power, and a third lens unit having a refracting power. During zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, the distance... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100046087 - Zoom lens system and a projector with the zoom lens system: A zoom lens system comprising, arranged sequentially from the enlarging side to the reducing side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power as a whole, a second lens group having a positive refractive power as a whole and a third lens group having a positive refractive power as... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100046088 - Projector and control method of projector: A projector includes: a projection lens which includes a zoom mechanism capable of controlling a projection view angle; a zoom drive unit which drives the zoom mechanism; a zoom amount storing unit which stores a zoom amount provided by the zoom drive unit; an operation signal receiving unit which receives... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100046089 - Lens barrel, camera and information device: A cam locus of the cam surface (G1) on the image plane side of the first group cam groove (27) of the rotating cylinder (21) has an angle to a flat surface where the optical axis crosses perpendicularly. In a case in which the cam follower (25) engages with (abuts... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100046090 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus: c

20100046091 - Objective lens system: A high performance fixed focal length optical imaging system for example for a cine camera is operable to receive radiation from an object space and deliver the received radiation through the optical system so as to form an image at an image surface in an image space. The imaging system... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC

20100046092 - Catadioptric optical system for scatterometry: A catadioptric system is provided comprising a correcting plate and an optical system. The correcting plate is configured to condition electromagnetic radiation to correct at least one aberration. The optical system is configured to reflect a first portion of the conditioned electromagnetic radiation, to refract a second portion of the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100046093 - Objective optical system for endoscopes: c

20100046094 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus:

20100046095 - Lens unit and image capturing device: A lens unit including a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, and a fourth lens arranged in order from an object side toward an image side. The first lens is laminated with the second lens. An aperture stop is held between the first lens and the second lens.... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100046096 - Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus and mobile terminal: Provided is an imaging lens using a wafer scale lens which can easily be produced in a mass production. The entire optical length can be reduced without increasing a lens substrate or a lens formed on the substrate or without using a diffracting plane. The aberration can be preferably corrected.... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100046097 - Lens barrel, lens driving apparatus, camera, and mobile information terminal: A third frame female screw member (35) for rotating a third frame (31) around a lead screw (34) and driving the third frame (31) in forward and backward directions along the lead screw (34) is formed with a T-shaped protruded member (350) as a detected portion located at a position... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100046098 - Lens drive unit, lens barrel, and image forming device: A lens drive unit is configured to move a lens holding frame to a desired position by the engagement between a cam groove of a rotary cylinder and a cam follower of the lens holding frame. The lens drive unit includes a second linearly-moving guide cylinder arranged between the lens... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100046100 - Driving device and optical apparatus: A driving device is provided and includes: an actuator that includes a driving shaft attached to a piezoelectric element; and a driving signal control unit. The piezoelectric element is expanded and contracted in response to a driving signal. The driving shaft is reciprocated by the expansion and contraction operation of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100046099 - Lens actuator: An exemplary lens actuator includes a lens barrel, a coil wrapped around the lens barrel, a plurality of magnets, a bracket, and a first resilient plate. The lens barrel includes a main body and a plurality of first positioning pins protruding out from the main body. The first resilient plate... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100046101 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes a second member 6 supporting a first member 4 so as to be movable in an optical axis direction and biasing devices 401 and 406 having biasing force acting on the first member. Two first balls 403a and 403b are arranged at positions away from each... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100046102 - Assembling mechanism: An assembling mechanism adapted to assemble a lens module to an optical engine base of a projector includes a fixed base, a fixed bayonet, a movable bayonet, a fixed member, and a movable member. The fixed base is fixed to the optical engine base and includes a restricting cavity. The... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100046103 - Brightness enhancement component: A brightness enhancement component includes a substrate and a plurality of prism elements. The prism elements are serially disposed on the substrate. A V-shaped trough is formed between each immediately-adjacent two prism elements. All the V-shaped troughs have their bottom ends disposed within a reference plane. A first prism element... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis

20100046104 - Vehicle rear-view mirror shifting system implemented with aim to eliminate the dead angle: The rear-view mirror system for an automobile to eliminate driver blind spots comprises electrically controlled external side rear-view mirrors and an electrically controlled interior center rear-view mirror, and a control unit which rotates the external rear-view mirrors and moves and turns the interior center rear view mirror to provide a... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100046105 - Optical sheet for high resolution, filter comprising the same, and display device having the sheet or the filter: Provided are an optical sheet for high resolution, a filter comprising the same, and a display device having the optical sheet for high resolution or the filter. The optical sheet for high resolution includes: a plurality of external light absorption units that are disposed separate from each other at a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100046106 - Method for producing a color filter, apparatus for manufacturing a color filter, electrooptic apparatus, and electronic device: A color filter includes a base, a bank formed on the base, the bank defining at least one target discharge area, and a color filter film formed in the target discharge area. The color filter film is formed by separately discharging a droplet of a color ink and a droplet... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

  
02/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100039684 - Sensitizer dyes for photoacid generating systems using short visible wavelengths: Photosensitizing dyes are often used in conjunction with a photoacid generator in photopolymerizable materials and in holographic recording media. Typical dyes for these materials are used in the region of the visible spectrum for wavelengths greater than about 450 run. The present invention discloses a number of new 1,4-alkynyl substituted... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100039685 - Volume hologram optical recording medium, composition for forming volume hologram recording layer, volume hologram recording material, and volume hologram optical recording method: Disclosed is a volume hologram optical recording medium having a recording layer with low moisture absorption. Specifically disclosed is a volume hologram optical recording medium having a multi-layer structure including a transparent substrate and a recording layer. The recording layer contains a resin matrix (A) and/or a resin matrix (B)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100039686 - Hologram pattern generation method and multiple light points generation apparatus: In order to change the number of light points and light intensities and to move positions of the light points in a real-time manner, an extremely large capacity of a memory is required. In a method according to the present invention, a memory (6) has previously stored therein data indicating... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100039687 - Apparatus for performing confocal endoscopy: A method for manufacturing a microscanner having a micro mirror is disclosed. Initially, a two-axis self-aligned vertical comb-drive microscanner is fabricated from a bonded silicon-on-insulator-silicon (SOI) silicon wafer. By depositing a thin film of aluminum on the surface, a SOI silicon wafer can provide about 90% reflectivity at 633 nm.... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20100039688 - 6-(biphenyl-ester)-3h-naphtho[2,1-b]pyrans as photochromic dichroic dyes and optical article containing them: A naphthopyran compound represented by the formula (I) wherein: n1, n2, p, m and q represent an integer; R1, R2 and R4, represent a group selected from halogen, —Ra, —OH, —ORa, —SH, —SRa, —NH2, —NRaRa1, —NRbRc, —CO—Ra, —CO2Ra1, —OC(O)—Rd, —X—(Re)—Y, linear or branched (C1-C18) perfluoroalkyl group, wherein Ra, Ra1, Rb,... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20100039689 - Adjustable apodized lens aperture: An adjustable apodized lens aperture is described which is constructed using photochromic material. As the excitation energy increases, the aperture constricts so as reduce the amount of light through the aperture. As the excitation energy decreases, the aperture dilates so as increase the amount of light through the aperture.... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100039690 - Composite electrode and electrolytes comprising nanoparticles and resulting devices: This invention discloses novel electrochromic devices and polymer actuator materials where nanoparticles are used to make composites. In particular, the said nanoparticles are wire shaped and disc shaped. These composites allow EC devices to be made with improved performance, particularly display devices could be made that consume low power and... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.

20100039691 - Vehicular blind spot mirror assembly: A vehicular mirror assembly (100) includes a first bezel (107) for housing an electrochromic (EC) glass element and a second bezel (109) for housing a spotter glass (111) element. A spotter glass heating element (113) is positioned behind the spotter glass element (111) for heating the spotter glass (111) above... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

20100039692 - Switchable mirror element, and switchable mirror component and insulating glass each incorporating the switchable mirror element: A switchable mirror element includes a switchable layer having a chromic property enabling the switchable layer to be reversibly changed from a transparent state by hydrogenation and a mirror state by dehydrogenation, and a catalytic layer disposed on the switchable layer and configured to promote hydrogenation or dehydrogenation in the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100039693 - Surface-plasmon-based optical modulator: An optical modulator that utilizes Bloch surface plasmon (BSP) effects is disclosed. The BSP optical (BSPO) modulator (10) includes a permittivity-modulated (P-M) grating (20) that can be one-dimensional or two-dimensional. Electro-optic (EO) substrates (30) sandwich the P-M grating. The EO substrates have electrodes (64) arranged thereon, and a voltage source... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100039695 - Methods for measurement and characterization of interferometric modulators: Various methods are described to characterize interferometric modulators or similar devices. Measured voltages across interferometric modulators may be used to characterize transition voltages of the interferometric modulators. Measured currents may be analyzed by integration of measured current to provide an indication of a dynamic response of the interferometric modulator. Frequency... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100039694 - Spatial light modulator (slm)-based optical attenuator: A method and apparatus are provided for attenuating an optical beam. The method includes selecting a level of attenuation to be applied to the optical beam. A pattern of on-state and off-state pixels in a two dimensional spatial light modulator (SLM) is selected such that the pattern will modulate the... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

20100039696 - Method and apparatus to reduce or eliminate stiction and image retention in interferometric modulator devices: Method and apparatus to reduce or eliminate stiction and image retention in interferometric display devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a display element comprises a plurality of interferometric modulator devices configured in a matrix, each interferometric modulator device having a movable reflective layer and a plurality of supporting posts, the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100039697 - Electro-optic displays: An electro-optic display comprises first and second substrates and a lamination adhesive layer and a layer of an electro-optic material disposed between the first and second substrates, the lamination adhesive layer having a thickness of from about 14 to about 25 μm.... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20100039698 - Autostereoscopic display system with efficient pixel layout: The present disclosure is directed to autostereoscopic display systems operable to provide increased number of views and related methods. One embodiment of the display systems comprises a light-modulating display panel comprising a first set of colored subpixels and a second set of colored subpixels, and the number of subpixels in... Agent: Real D - Patent Department

20100039699 - Wavelength converter and wavelength conversion apparatus: A wavelength converter which performs simultaneously wavelength conversion for a plurality of input light wavelengths that are unequally intervals, is provided. The nonlinear material of the wavelength converter has a modulation structure which has modulation of a nonlinear optical constant at a period Λ0 in a propagating direction of light,... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100039700 - Portable magnifying instrument useful for colposcopy: A portable magnifying instrument useful for colposcopy is provided which may include in combination an optical system capable of providing a distortion free clear continuously varying 10× to 15× magnification of a three-dimensional wide object; an integrated energy efficient, low powered and intensity controlled illumination system; a power pack and... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP

20100039701 - Light stimulus apparatus and observation apparatus: A proposition is to reduce a waiting time during a light stimulus observation. In order to achieve the proposition, a light stimulus apparatus is characterized in that it includes a light path controlling unit that controls an irradiating position of light for stimulus on a specimen, and a controlling unit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100039702 - Weapon sight: A weapon sight of the kind comprising a lens having a partially reflecting surface, a light source spaced from the lens for emitting light towards said reflecting surface to produce a light spot by direct imaging of said light source on said surface to be superimposed on a target when... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC

20100039703 - Method of manufacturing screen and screen: A method of manufacturing a screen having a screen substrate provided with a plurality of three-dimensional shape units disposed two-dimensionally on a front side of the screen substrate, includes: forming a first film by applying a first film forming material to be an antireflection film to at least part of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100039704 - Prism sheet and optical sheet: A prism sheet is provided for making it possible to ensure high brightness and a wide viewing angle characteristic in a state integrated with a reflective polarizing function film. A prism sheet (7) is composed of a plurality of lens units (7a) which each have substantially triangle shapes in cross-section... Agent: Cheng Law Group, PLLC

20100039705 - Organic compound, anisotropic optical film and method of production thereof: The present invention is related to 6,7-dihydrobenzimidazo[1,2-c]quinazolin-6-one derivatives of the general structural formula (I), the anisotropic optical film based on these derivatives with phase-retarding properties for displays, and method of producing thereof (I) where X is a carboxylic group COOH, m is 0, 1, 2 or 3; Y is a... Agent: Houst Consulting

20100039706 - Electro-optic display with edge seal: Various types of edge seals for protecting electro-optic displays against environmental contaminants are described. In one type of seal, the electro-optic layer is sandwiched between a backplane and a protective sheet and a sealing material extends between the backplane and the protective sheet. In other seals, the protective sheet is... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20100039707 - Si-o containing hydrogenated carbon film, optical device including the same, and method for manufacturing the si-o containing hydrogenated carbon film and the optical device: An Si—O containing hydrogenated carbon film as an optical film has a refractive index in a range from at least 1.48 to at most 1.85 for light of 520 nm wavelength and an extinction coefficient of less than 0.15 for light of 248 nm wavelength, wherein the refractive index and... Agent: Venable LLP

20100039708 - Optical film and manufacturing method therefor, antiglare film, optical layer-attached polarizer, and dispaly apparatus: An optical film is provided and includes a base member and an optical layer on the base member. The optical layer has a surface asperity formed by applying a coating material containing microparticles and resin on the base member, distributing the microparticles densely in some parts and sparsely in other... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100039709 - Fluidic adaptive lens systems and methods: Fluidic adaptive lens devices, and systems employing such lens devices, along with methods of fabricating and operating such lens devices, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a lens material is optimally selected to provide one or more desired characteristics for a variety of applications related to adaptive lens devices. In another... Agent: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S C Intellectual Property Department

20100039710 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, sequentially from an object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, where focal length is varied by changing a distance between the first lens group and the second lens group, and a first... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100039711 - Projection lens: A projection lens includes a first lens group with a negative refractive power, a second lens group with a negative refractive power, and a third lens group with a positive refractive power, wherein the second lens group is disposed between the first lens group and the third lens group. The... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20100039712 - Reference beam generator and method: A reference beam generator has first, second, and third projection turrets for projecting first, second, and third fan beams of laser light, respectively. The first, second, and third fan beams of laser light are oriented normal to each other. The turrets may be rotated such that each of said fan... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100039713 - Lens assembly and method of manufacture: A lens assembly comprises a spacer plate having first and second surfaces, and an array of lens barrels that each comprise a lens opening extending inward from the first surface of the spacer plate and a sensor cavity extending inward from the second surface of the spacer plate. An alignment... Agent: Ashok K. Janah

20100039714 - System and method for focal length stabilization using active temperature control: An optical metrological system having a heat-generating light source coaxially mounted near a heat-sensitive lens. The system uses a temperature sensor to monitor the lens temperature and a heating element to heat the lens such that the lens operating temperature is greater than a maximum operating temperature of the light... Agent: Stephen B. Salai, Esq. Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

20100039716 - Lens assembly with a fitting structure: A lens assembly includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens includes a first inner end surface, a first outer end surface and slots. The slots formed on the first inner end surface extends toward the first outer end surface, and each slot includes a trough and... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100039717 - Lens driving device: A lens drive apparatus comprises a base 10; a lens frame 40; a nut 70 movable with the lens frame 40 while being threadably engaged with a lead screw 60; a main guide shaft 31 for guiding the lens frame 40 along an optical axis; an auxiliary guide shaft 32... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100039715 - Reduced-voltage, linear motor systems and methods thereof: A linear motor system includes an element with a threaded passage, a threaded shaft, and a driving system. The threaded shaft has an axis of rotation which extends through and is at least partially engaged with at least a portion of the threaded passage. The driving system comprises at least... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100039719 - Lens driving apparatus: Disclosed is a lens driving apparatus. The lens driving apparatus includes a base formed at a center thereof with a first opening; a housing coupled with the base and having a second opening corresponding to the first opening; a yoke installed on the base and including a horizontal plate having... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100039718 - Lens module: In order to provide a lens module having a simply structured lens drive mechanism that is capable of stabilizing the moving speed of an optical lens system, the lens module has a structure wherein a lens holder (to which no illustrated optical lens system is mounted) (6) that mounts a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100039721 - Rearview mirror adjustment system for trailer attached vehicle: A system and method for automatically correcting the viewing angle of a rear-view mirror on a vehicle towing a trailer when the vehicle is traveling around a curve. If the dimensions of the trailer are unknown, then the corrected viewing angle is the same as the hitch angle between the... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100039722 - Road curvature estimation for rearview mirror adjustment system: A system and method for automatically correcting the viewing angle of a rear-view mirror on a vehicle when the vehicle is traveling around a curve. The system estimates the curvature of the road using only vehicle speed and vehicle steering angle information. The road curvature estimation is used to determine... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100039720 - Road-adaptive side mirror adjustment system: A system and method for automatically adjusting the viewing angle of both side rear-view mirrors on a vehicle when the vehicle is traveling on a hill. The system estimates the slope of the hill, and uses the estimated slope to determine a corrected viewing angle of the rear-view mirrors. Depending... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation

20100039723 - Light guide plate template and manufacturing method thereof: A light guide plate template which comprises a frame and a plurality of light guide plate building blocks which are arranged in the frame to form an integral light guide plate, each of the light guide plate building blocks has dots on its bottom surface to make it have a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

  
02/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100033779 - Transmission type optical element and anti-forgery volume hologram: A transmission type optical element 10 includes a first hologram 1′ having a first surface 1a and a second surfaces 1b and a second hologram 2′ having a third surface 2a and a fourth surface 2b, the first surface 1a of the first hologram 1′ and the third surface 2a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100033783 - Enhanced environment visualization using holographic stereograms: Hologram production techniques can combine source data representing realistic information describing an environment with source data providing representational information describing a feature of the environment and/or some object interacting with the environment. The combined data is used to produce holograms, and particularly holographic stereograms including features that enhance the visualization... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP

20100033781 - Method and apparatus for encoding computer-generated holograms in pixelated light modulators: The object is to largely eliminate the errors which arise in the reconstruction of a hologram, calculated point by point, as a result of the encoding of said hologram into pixels of finite extent. The invention achieves the object by means of a method in which the common wavefront calculated... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100033780 - Method for generating computer-generated video holograms in real time by means of propagation: The invention relates to a method for generating video holograms in real time for a holographic reproduction device using at least one light modulator means in which a scene split into object points is encoded as a whole hologram in the form of the reconstruction of a visibility region in... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100033782 - Optical wave correction for a holographic projection system: A holographic projection system with an optical wave tracking system sets the propagation direction of a modulated wave uses a position control system and an eye finder. It provides an adjustable optical wave correction system which compensates for deformations of the wave which are dependent on the current eye position.... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100033784 - Holographic projection device for the reconstruction of scenes: A holographic projection device comprises for the reconstruction of scenes at least one light source which emits sufficiently coherent light for the generation of a wave front. Further, the projection device comprises at least one light modulator device containing modulation elements, said projection device being of a two-dimensional design. The... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100033785 - Diffractive display device, finder device and camera: There is provided a diffractive display device having small non-uniformity of luminance within a surface, and a finder device and a camera using the diffractive display device. The diffractive display device includes a pair of substrates 24a, 24b and an optical material layer 26 arranged between the pair of substrates... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100033786 - Optical waveguide having bistable transmission states suitable for optical logic circuits: An optical circuit comprises a bistable optical waveguide (34) having a first and a second transmission state. The waveguide is more transmissive to light of a given wavelength in the second state than in the first state. A first light source (11) and a second light source (21) emit light... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100033787 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus including same: An optical scanner includes a light source, an optical element, a deflector, a casing, and a first cover. The deflector deflects the light beam emitted from the light source to scan a photoreceptor through the optical element. The casing includes an upper opening, walls including a transparent plate defining a... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100033788 - Micromirror and fabrication method for producing micromirror: A high-fill-factor and large-aperture tip-tilt micromirror array is disclosed. Electrothermal actuation can be used to obtain a large scan range, and the actuation engine can be hidden underneath the mirror plate for high fill factor. In one embodiment, inverted-series-connected (ISC) bimorph actuators can be used to achieve tilt and piston... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100033789 - Rotary construction laser with stepper motor: A rotary construction laser is disclosed. The rotary construction laser having a deflection device rotatably mounted around an axis of rotation for emitting laser light as well as a stepper motor for rotating the deflection device around the axis of rotation.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100033790 - Optical scanning apparatus: The optical scanning apparatus including a light source unit having plurality laser light sources for emitting laser light and one lens in which the laser light emitted from the plurality laser light sources is transmitted, a deflect device that deflects and scans the laser light on an image bearing member,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100033791 - Image display apparatus and method of controlling the same: An image display apparatus generates a first light beam and a second light beam corresponding to image signals for the eyes of an observer, and makes the first light beam and the second light beam incident on a reflection surface which makes a reciprocating rotation about a first axis, thereby... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100033792 - Two-element f-theta lens used for micro-electro mechanical system (mems) laser scanning unit: A two-element f-θ lens used for a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) laser scanning unit includes a first lens and a second lens, the first lens is a positive power meniscus lens of which concave surface is disposed on a side of a MEMS mirror, the second lens is a negative... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100033793 - Two-element f-theta lens used for micro-electro mechanical system (mems) laser scanning unit: A two-element f-θ lens used for a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) laser scanning unit includes a first lens and a second lens, the first lens is a positive refraction meniscus lens of which the convex surface is disposed on a side of a MEMS mirror, the second lens is a... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100033794 - Two-element f-theta lens used for micro-electro mechanical system (mems) laser scanning unit: A two-element f-θ lens used for a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) laser scanning unit includes a first lens and a second lens, the first lens is a biconvex lens, the second lens is a meniscus lens of which the convex surface is disposed on a side of a MEMS mirror,... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100033795 - Two-element f-theta lens used for micro-electro mechanical system (mems) laser scanning unit: A two-element f-θ lens used for a micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) laser scanning unit includes a first lens and a second lens, the first lens is a meniscus lens of which the concave surface is disposed on a side of a MEMS mirror, the second lens is a biconcave lens,... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100033796 - Optical module, optical control method by optical module, optical switch, and optical switching method: An optical module includes a mirror which reflects input light and which outputs output light; and a mirror control section which is opposite to the mirror and which controls, at the time of the input light being reflected from a reflecting surface of the mirror, the reflecting surface by distorting... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100033797 - Mirror reflective element assembly: A reflective element assembly for a mirror assembly of a vehicle includes a reflective element substrate and a conductive trace or layer disposed at a rear surface of the reflective element substrate. A non-conductive layer is applied at the conductive layer and covers at least a portion of the conductive... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100033798 - Electrowetting display device: An electrowetting display device includes a first and a second transparent substrates, multiple partition walls, a polar liquid, a non-polar liquid, and a phosphor layer. The non-polar liquid is opaque and immiscible with the polar liquid. The phosphor layer is formed on at least one of the first and the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100033799 - Packaging and testing of multiple mems devices on a wafer: A wafer containing a plurality of electro-optical devices, each device being enclosed in chamber that has a translucent cover. An X-Y matrix of pairs of interconnections on the wafer are connected to the circuitry of the electro-optical devices for addressing the electro-optical devices. The pairs of interconnections extend outside of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100033800 - Mirror device with flat and smooth mirror surface without protrusion or dip: This invention discloses a mirror device comprises a mirror array. The mirror array includes multiple mirror elements. Each element comprises a mirror supported on a hinge. The hinge is attached directly to the mirror and is substantially perpendicular to the mirror. The hinge penetrates a bottom surface of the mirror... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20100033803 - Adhesive and sealing layers for electrophoretic displays: The invention is directed to compositions and methods for improving the physicomechanical and electro-optical properties of an electrophoretic or liquid crystal display and also to semi-finished or finished display panels with improved physicomechanical properties. The invention is further directed to a display device comprising display cells filled with a display... Agent: Howrey LLP

20100033804 - Circuit board, electro-optic device, and electronic apparatus: A circuit board includes a substrate; a plurality of scan lines disposed on the substrate, the scan lines extending in a first direction; a plurality of signal lines disposed on the substrate, the signal lines extending in a second direction intersecting the first direction; a plurality of transistors, each of... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100033805 - Electronic paper display device and manufacturing method thereof: An electronic paper display device and a method of manufacturing the electronic paper display device are disclosed. The method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes forming a plurality of partition walls on a lower board, in which the partition walls partition the lower board into cells,... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100033802 - Electrophoretic display apparatus: A electrophoretic display includes a first electrode comprising a plurality of nanoparticles, a second electrode opposite to the first electrode and forming an electric field with the first electrode, and an emulsion interposed between the first electrode and the second electrode. The emulsion comprises a non-polar solvent forming a continuous... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100033801 - Light modulator: The light modulator (1) for modulating light has a light modulating element (2) and a controller (100,95). For the light modulator (1) to have a stack of at least two differently addressable media, which light modulator (1) can relatively easy be manufactured, the light modulating element (2) has a first... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100033806 - Wavelength converter manufacturing method and wavelength converter: Affords a wavelength converter manufacturing method and a wavelength converter whereby the transmissivity can be improved. A method of manufacturing a wavelength converter (10a) is provided with the following steps. At first, crystal is grown. Then a first crystal (11) and a second crystal (12) are formed by sectioning the... Agent: Judge Patent Associates

20100033807 - Optical switch assembly and network incorporating same: An optical switch assembly comprising at least two optical amplifiers (10, 20), means for applying a first input signal to one end of both amplifiers (10, 20) and a second input signal to another end, and means for simultaneously driving one or other of the amplifiers into a saturated state... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

20100033808 - Optical system of light gathering using orthogonal compressions to form large diameter, shallow depth telescopes: Optical system for a telescope having independent optical arms adapted to collect light rays over a first cross sectional area and compress it into a second cross sectional area less than the first cross sectional area. Orthogonal mirror pairs of parabolic trough mirrors compress light in first one dimension and... Agent: John S. Beulick (24691) Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100033810 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: Provided is a polarizer protective film of thin type, which has excellent heat resistance and excellent transparency as well as excellent UV-absorbing ability, has good external appearance of a film surface, and can be stably produced by film forming. The polarizer protective film of the present invention includes a resin... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100033809 - Uv-transmission fabric, method of obtaining the same and garment being made of the said fabric: A fabric includes a first yarn having a UV-A transmission of between 10 and 50% while substantially blocking UV-B transmission, and at least a second yarn different from the first yarn, the yarns being interweaved such that the fabric has regular mesh openings that give rise to a transmission of... Agent: Richard M. Goldberg

20100033811 - Autofocus device for microscopy: A microscope including an objective which images a sample along a microscope beam path, and an autofocus device, which is coupled into the microscope beam path via a beam splitter at a location behind the objective direction, a A light modulator for generating a two-dimensional, intensity-modulated modulation object, is located... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100033812 - System and method for adjusting the spherical aberration of objective lenses: A spherical aberration adjustment system is disclosed, which includes a plurality of objective lenses, where at least one of the plurality of objective lenses has a spherical aberration collar. The plurality of objective lenses are mounted onto an objective holder, where the objective holder is configured to place the at... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department

20100033813 - 3-d display requiring no special eyewear: A display system enables viewing a stereo pair of images without any special eyewear. In one embodiment an array of micro-lens elements are mounted in front of a pixel-based image display. Lens elements in the micro-lens array can have differing fixed optical properties and in one embodiment the micro-lens array... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC

20100033814 - Surgery microscope control device: A device for controlling a surgery microscope during a surgery intervention. The surgery microscope control device is embodied in the form of a bent holder which is arranged, during the use thereof, along a surgeon head from the parietooccipital area through the facial area to a chin area, is provided... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery

20100033815 - Polarization filter utilizing brewster's angle: A polarization filter utilizing Brewster's angle. The polarization filter includes a stimulus receiving body having more than one facet. At least two of the more than one facet being arranged at Brewster's angle (relative to the plane of polarization of the incident stimulus) and positioned in different radial orientations (relative... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100033816 - Adhesives inhibiting formation of artifacts in polymer based optical elements: Inhibiting formation of optical artifacts in a multi-layer film polarizer of an optical imaging assembly that includes a polarizing beam splitter. The beam splitter may include a multilayer reflective polarizing film having at least two materials, one of which may exhibit birefringence after uniaxial orientation; an adhesive disposed on the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100033817 - Wave plate and its manufacturing method: A wave plate is provided, which has a retardation value of from 80 to 450 nm measured at incident light having a wavelength of 540 nm, which is a glass plate having a thickness of at least 0.1 mm and at most 5 mm, and which is produced by irradiating... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100033818 - Microstructures to reduce the appearance of fingerprints on surfaces: Various shapes of microstructures and patterns of microstructures are provided to reduce the visibility of fingerprints, or other foreign marks, that occur on the surface of substrates due to handling. The microstructures may be formed directly on an exterior surface of a substrate to render the substrate fingerprint resistant, or... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100033819 - Optical element with an anti-fog layer and method for its production: An optical element is provided with a fog reducing polymer layer. A reflection reducing nanostructure is formed on the surface of the fog reducing polymer layer.... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100033820 - Vibration reduction apparatus and optical apparatus: A vibration reduction apparatus to stably control the driving of a vibration reduction optical system. A vibration reduction apparatus 30 has a fixed portion 31, a moving portion 25, 32, 34-1, 35-1 having a vibration reduction optical system 25 and moves in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis, relatively... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100033821 - High variable power zoom lens: A compact and lightweight, high variable power zoom lens especially suitable for single-lens reflex digital cameras, which is 75 degrees or even wider in field angle at the wide-angle end, approximately 3 to 4 in F-number at the wide-angle end and approximately 6 to 7 at the telephoto end, and... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100033822 - Lens actuator and camera system having same: An exemplary lens actuator includes a fixed unit, a movable unit, and a connecting member for connecting the fixed unit with the movable unit. The fixed unit includes a fixed barrel and a plurality of magnets mounted on the fixed barrel. The fixed barrel includes a first receiving cavity in... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100033823 - Film, process for the producton thereof and use: A film (1) which comprises at least one transparent replicating layer (2) having a diffractive relief structure (3) and a reflective layer, the reflective layer being formed by at least one pigmented lake layer (4), and the film (1, 1′, 1″) showing a latent optically variable effect produced by the... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100033824 - Optical article comprising a multilayer anti-reflective coating and method of production thereof: The invention relates to an optical article, for example, an ophthalmic lens, comprising at least one multilayer anti-reflective coating on a transparent substrate made from organic or mineral glass. Said coating comprises successively and starting at the substrate, a layer of material with high refractive index (HI), made from a... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20100033826 - Brightness enhancing film comprising nanocomposite structure having improved crack resistance: Microstructured films such as brightness enhancing films, polymerizable resin compositions comprising an organic component and surface modified nanoparticles, and surface modified nanoparticles are described. The microstructured film has a polymerized structure comprising the reaction product of the polymerizable resin composition (e.g. having a refractive index of at least 1.58). The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100033825 - Retardation film: Disclosed is a film suitable for improvement of luminance, contrast and view angle of a liquid crystal display. Specifically disclosed is a retardation film having a thickness of 30-500 μm, a light transmittance of not less than 85%, and an Nz factor of not less than 10.... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100033827 - Optical device and system for privacy or contrast enhancement and methods of use thereof: The present invention relates to an optical device for privacy or contrast enhancement of a viewing display. Also disclosed are a system including the optical device and methods of improving privacy or contrast of a viewing display, such as a plasma display panel, a liquid crystal display panel, an inorganic... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100033828 - System for optical color division: A system for optical color division receives an incident light from a side and divides the incident light into a plurality of color lights. The system includes a light guide plate for allowing the incident light to have total internal reflection back and forth therein. A surface of the light... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100033829 - Device for homogenizing radiation by means of irregular microlens arrays: A device for the homogenization of radiation, preferably light, using chirped microlens arrays (cMLA) from the established regular microlens arrays (rMLA), chirped microlens arrays are an arrangement of non-identical lenses in one array. Non-identical means that the lens parameters of the lenses of the array, such as e.g. the radius... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP

20100033830 - Wearable image display device: A wearable image display device for superimposing a virtual image into the wearer's field of vision includes a lens, for spectacles or the like, which includes inner and outer lens portions bonded together at complementary boundary surfaces of the lens portions. One of two opposing optical surfaces of the lens... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100033831 - Liquid crystal sealing apparatus: A liquid crystal sealing apparatus that radiates light to a sealing layer for sealing liquid crystal between a pair of substrates to cure the sealing layer includes: a laser beam source that emits laser beams as the light; and an optical system V that shapes the laser beams such that... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100033833 - Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially greaters than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100033832 - Negatively-refractive focusing and sensing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide negatively-refractive focusing and sensing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes providing an interior focusing region with an axial magnification substantially less than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100033834 - 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; and a third lens group with a negative optical power, where an interval between the first lens group and the... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100033837 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes an optical system in which two zoom lens units perform zooming in different ranges in accordance with a zoom position, and a mechanism for driving the two zoom lens units by a single driving portion. An urging force for urging moving members toward an interlocking movement... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033835 - Optical lens displacement systems: The present invention provides optical systems, devices and methods which utilize one or more electroactive polymer actuators to adjust an optical parameter of the optical device or system.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100033836 - Variable focal length lens system: A variable focal length lens system includes: 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; a fourth lens group having a negative refracting power; a fifth lens group having a negative... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100033838 - High zoom-ratio zoom lens system: v

20100033839 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. The first and third lens units are movable such... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033841 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens comprises, from object to image side: a positive first-lens unit; a negative second-lens unit; a positive third-lens unit; and a positive fourth-lens unit; the third-lens unit comprising a negative 3a′th-lens sub-unit and positive 3b′th-lens sub-unit from object side; the second-lens unit and fourth-lens unit moving on the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033840 - 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, 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, upon zooming from... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100033842 - Compact zoom lens: z

20100033843 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus which makes it possible to achieve reduction of the size in the optical axis direction thereof, and easily maintain the accuracy of rectilinear guidance between lenses. A cam barrel rotatable around an optical axis has a cam for controlling motion of a lens unit along the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100033844 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus which makes it possible to form a multi-stage retractable lens barrel permitting the amount of extension of the lens barrel to be set as desired. A first intermediate rotary barrel fitted, for rotation, on a first intermediate rectilinear motion barrel restrained from rotation about an optical... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100033845 - Inner focusing zoom lens: The present invention is directed to an improved inner focusing zoom lens barrel that implements a zoom ratio as high as 15×±α and that ensures a well-balanced cam configuration for the smooth zooming and focusing. The inner focusing zoom lens barrel includes a fixed barrel; a focusing cam barrel, a... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100033846 - Lens barrel and imaging device with lens barrel: A lens barrel (110) includes a holder (13), a lens frame (15), and an elastic member (21). The holder includes a first guide axis (19) and a second guide axis (20). The lens frame includes a first guide section (50, 53) which is movably fitted around the first guide axis... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100033847 - Wide-angle lens system: l

20100033848 - Optical system and image pickup apparatus having the same: An optical system includes a first lens unit, an aperture stop, and a second lens unit having a positive refractive power. In the optical system, the first lens unit includes at least one positive lens made of a material whose Abbe number (νdGP) and relative partial dispersion (θgFGP) satisfy a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100033849 - Production method of optical element, optical element forming mold and optical element: An optical element being high in productivity and capable of ensuring a large bonding area, and a production method of the optical element. At mold opening when a top part (120) provided with a round portion (121) moves upward, a preform is placed in an inner space the interior of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100033850 - Lens module and camera module having same: An exemplary lens module includes a barrel, a holder receiving the barrel therein and a plurality of lenses received in the barrel. The barrel includes a circular peripheral barrel wall. An inner diameter and an outer diameter of the barrel both gradedly increase from an object side to an imaging... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100033851 - Lens barrel assembly and method: Provided is a lens barrel assembly and method. The lens barrel assembly including: a lens barrel in which at least one lens is installed; a driving member that moves the lens barrel in the direction of an optical axis; a base at which the driving member is accommodated; a guide... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100033852 - Lens actuator: A lens actuator includes a housing, a plurality of magnets, a base, and a coil-wrapped lens barrel. The housing includes a top panel, and a plurality of side panels cooperatively defining an accommodating space. The top panel defines a light passage. Each of the magnets is attached to an inner... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100033853 - Lens module with magnetic field barrier: An exemplary lens module includes an electromagnetic shutter, an electromagnetic motor and a magnetic field barrier sandwiched between the electromagnetic shutter and the electromagnetic motor. The electromagnetic shutter is configured for generating a first magnetic field. The electromagnetic motor is configured for generating a second magnetic field. The magnetic field... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100033854 - Reflective surface: The invention relates to a reflective surface substantially perpendicular to a vector field described by the equation: and a computer program for forming the reflective surface. The reflective surface is capable of providing a substantially undistorted wide-angle field of view. It is particularly useful as a diver's side mirror of... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100033855 - Optical instrument comprising an entrance cavity in which a mirror is placed: The invention relates to an optical instrument (1) comprising at least one mirror called the primary mirror (3), placed in a cavity (2) and comprising an active face capable of being subjected to instantaneous variations of the incident radiative flux. According to the invention, the cavity (2) comprises a rigid... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100033856 - Spring, mirror device, mirror array, and optical switch: A total length of members (11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) formed in an X-axis direction of a spring (1) is larger than a spring length of the spring (1) and larger than a total length of members (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24) formed in a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100033857 - Two ball mount with wiring passage: A rearview mirror assembly comprises a two-ball connector having at least one pivot ball thereon, a receiver having a plurality of fingers defining a ball receiving area, and a spring forming a circle. The spring is placed around the fingers of the receiver and the at least one pivot ball... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

20100033858 - Rear viewing device and associated methods: A rear viewing device includes an elongate main body member having a first end, a second end and a medial portion positioned between the first end and the second end. The medial portion may include a pocket formed therein. The rear viewing device may also include a mirror adapted to... Agent: Zies Widerman & Malek, P.l.

20100033859 - Reflective fog filter and method: A reflective fog filter is comprised of a substantially flat white substrate upon which a translucent color filter is applied. A preferred embodiment comprises a blue translucent acetate filter applied to a bright white metallic substrate. The subject apparatus is placed on the dashboard and/or cowl of a motor vehicle... Agent: Massinger Law Offices

  
02/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100027082 - Security holograms: A volume reflection hologram storing at least two images, the hologram comprising: a first stored image configured to replay at a first wavelength; a second stored image configured to replay at a second wavelength different to said first wavelength; wherein said first and second images at least partially overlap when... Agent: Christopher P. Harris Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino, LLP

20100027083 - Compact holographic display device: A holographic display device comprises a first OLED array writing onto a first OASLM, the first OLED array and the first OASLM forming adjacent layers, and a second OLED array writing onto a second OASLM, the second OLED array and the second OASLM forming adjacent layers. The first and the... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100027085 - Adjustable beam portable light: A lighting device is disclosed which provides for an adjustable beam. The adjustable beam involves the use of a hologram diffuser with areas that have different diffusing properties. The different diffusing areas are selectively positionable in a light beam created by the lighting device to provide for an adjustable beam... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC

20100027084 - 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

20100027086 - Light deflecting device and hologram device: A light deflecting device is a light deflecting device for deflecting an incident light beam and has: a coarse motion light deflecting device which has an optical system having at least two conjugate points on an optical axis and deflects the light beam which has passed through one conjugate point... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100027087 - Improvements to optical correlation apparatus: An optical correlation apparatus is taught which provides a parallel optical signal having a phase modulation representing input data to which a parallel phase modulation based on reference data is applied. In the event of correlation the resulting wavefront is planar and can be interferometrically coupled to give a high... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100027088 - Space scanner for self-control moving object: Provided is a space scanner for a self-control moving object. The space scanner has a structure in which a reflective mirror is rotated and tilted. Thus, the space scanner can scan a moving object in horizontal and vertical directions to secure spatial-data, thereby performing a self-control movement.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100027089 - Optical scanner: An optical scanner for providing a deviation of electromagnetic radiation wherein the deviation varies in time. At least a first Risley pair has a first pair of optical elements and a second Risley pair has a second pair of optical elements. The optical elements in the first Risley pair are... Agent: Venable LLP

20100027090 - Scanning apparatus: A scanning apparatus operable in the microwave, mm-wave, sub mm-wave (TeraHerz) and infrared ranges comprises a primary drum (10) mounted for rotation about a central axis A of the primary drum being hollow and of rectangular polygonal form to provide a number of sides or facets (12, 14) each adapted... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100027091 - Apparatus for reducing mirror bounce, photographing apparatus comprising the same, and photographing method for the same: Provided are an image processing device, the operating speed of which is increased by reducing mirror bounce, a photographing apparatus having the same, and a photographing method. The image processing device includes a mirror disposed to revolve with respect to a shaft, a first guide unit disposed in a path... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100027092 - Magnetic mirror air bearing for michelson interferometer with lateral motion: The invention claimed is a novel magnetic mirror air bearing for a Michelson interferometer with lateral motion. A precise kinematic mount is used in combination with magnetic fields wherein current can be applied on a centerline to move a piston and mirror laterally without pitch and yaw so as to... Agent: Ron Van Os

20100027093 - Wide angle immersive display system: A wide angle display system, comprising a scanner having at least one reflective surface and an axis of rotation, a dome having a reflective inner surface, the inner surface having an axis of revolution which is coincident with the axis of rotation of the scanner, at least one linear arrangement... Agent: Ungaretti & Harris LLP Intellectual Property Group - Patents

20100027094 - Light controlling apparatus, control unit of light controlling apparatus, and method of driving light controlling apparatus: A method of driving light controlling apparatus which includes a substrate, which has an aperture, a plurality of incident-light controlling unit which are displaced on the substrate, a plurality of driving unit which exert on the incident-light controlling unit, an aperture-displacing driving force which displaces the incident-light controlling unit to... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100027095 - Balanced light valve: Radiation from an illumination source (102) is directed to a total internal reflector (TIR) modulator (10). The modulator includes a an electro-optic member (213) with a plurality of individually addressable pixel regions (210) comprised of a plurality of electrodes arranged in a first and second set. At least one electrode... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff

20100027096 - Tunable optical filter and method of manufacture thereof: A tunable optical filter is formed in the structure of an etalon. A thin electro-optic ceramic substrate is fixed between two end substrates. Each end substrate has an inner parallel surface toward said electro-optic ceramic substrate covered by an electrode layer and a reflecting layer. An adhesive which attaches the... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20100027097 - Defect multiple-quantum-well structure for manipulation of reflection and transmission of light achieved by way of optical control of spatial distribution of electric field across the defect multiple-quantum-well structure: In one aspect, the invention provides a defect multiple-quantum-well structure for manipulation of reflection and transmission of light by way of optical control of spatial distribution of electric field across the defect multiple-quantum-well structure. The defect multiple-quantum-well structure includes a pair of terminal multiple-quantum-well structures and a central multiple-quantum-well structure.... Agent: Research Foundation Of The City University Of New C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100027098 - Electrolyte material for electro-controlled device method for making the same, electro-controlled device including the same and method for producing said device: The invention relates to an electrolyte material for an electrically-controllable device having variable optical/energy properties, characterized in that it comprises a self-supporting polymer matrix containing ionic fillers and a liquid for solubilizing said ionic fillers, said liquid not solubilizing said self-supporting polymer matrix, the latter being selected so as to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100027099 - Thermochromic optical filter incorporating quantum confinement devices: A thermochromic optical filter incorporating quantum confinement devices is formed as multilayered composite film of semiconducting materials. A quantum well adjacent a barrier layer ensures proper confinement of charge carriers within the well. A transition wavelength (i.e., the energy/wavelength at which the filter becomes transparent) is established by selecting a... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100027100 - Display with controlled formation of bubbles: The invention relates to a display apparatus including a first substrate supporting an array of light modulators, a second substrate separated from the first substrate by a gap, a fluid substantially filling the gap, sealing material joining the first substrate to the second substrate, and a bubble trapping region within... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100027101 - Spatial light modulator with metal layers: The present invention provides image projection system implemented with a spatial light modulator, for modulating an illumination light projected from a light source wherein said spatial light modulator comprising an image projection system implemented with a spatial light modulator for modulating an illumination light projected from a light source wherein... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20100027102 - Variable metamaterial apparatus: Artificial materials, such as metamaterials, include adjustable properties. In some approaches the properties are adjustable according to active feedback of interaction with electromagnetic waves.... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100027103 - Zonal lenslet array: The invention includes a master lens, which initially focuses a laser pulse, and then the pulse passes through a zonal lenslet array, which uses different lenslet elements that provide for predetermined focal lengths so as to establish a three or two dimensional, predetermined dispersion of foci of the laser pulse.... Agent: Department Of The Army Cecom Legal Office, Fort Belvoir

20100027104 - Photonic devices based on vertical-cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers: Vertical cavity semiconductor optical amplifiers for various photonic devices including all optical logic gate devices and oscillators, where such devices can be implemented to achieve various advantages, including Boolean inversion at high speeds, low power, workable noise margins for cascadability because of input output isolation, and easy of integration in... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100027105 - Robust window for infrared energy: Articles transparent to infrared radiation and resistant to impact and wear are provided. In one embodiment the article comprises a substrate and a composite coating disposed over the substrate and extending from an interface with the substrate to an external surface. The coating and the substrate are capable of transmitting... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100027106 - Removing reflective layers from euv mirrors: A method for removing at least one reflective layer (4a, 4b) from an optical element (1) for EUV lithography, wherein the optical element (1) has a substrate (2) and an interlayer (6) between the substrate (2) and the at least one reflective layer (4a, 4b). The method includes etching away... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100027107 - Reflective optical element for euv lithography device: A reflective optical element exhibits an increase in the maximum reflectivity at operating wavelengths in the extreme ultraviolet or soft x-ray wavelength range. A first additional intermediate layer (23a, 23b) and a second additional intermediate layer (24a, 24b) are provided between the absorber layer (22) and the spacer layer (21),... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100027108 - Confocal laser microscope: A confocal laser microscope has at least one laser whose illumination light is transmitted in direction of the microscope objective by at least one light-conducting fiber. The light-conducting fiber can be plugged in at a housing which preferably comprises the scanning head of the microscope, and a holder is provided... Agent: Reed Smith, LLP Attn: Patent Records Department

20100027109 - Immersion objective, apparatus for forming an immersion film and method: An immersion objective for microscopic investigation of a specimen is provided wherein an outer lens is disposed in an objective body. A delivery device including a cap that is disposed over the objective body so as to form a space adapted to receive an immersion liquid is also provided. The... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100027110 - Observable centrifugal apparatus and observation apparatus: Disclosed is an observable centrifugal apparatus capable of checking in real time a state of a sample during reaction of separation or synthesization in the form of a stable and high-quality image at a high frame rate. An observable centrifugal apparatus A has a rotary disc 4 rotating about a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100027111 - Device and method for arranging a display: A device and method for arranging a display allows for the easy installation of a display in a home entertainment system. The flexibility of modem home entertainment/theater systems that include a digital display device permits many different installation options. Thus, the invention facilitates the installation of such a display by... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100027112 - Projection-type image display apparatus: A projection-type image display apparatus includes a screen on which an image is projected; and a frame that holds a periphery of the screen. The frame includes a plurality of frame units that respectively extend along a plurality of sides of the screen and holds a rim of the screen,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100027115 - lens structure for an autostereoscopic display device: A lens structure for a display device comprises a lenticular arrangement, the lenticular arrangement comprising an array of parallel lenticular elements and comprising a birefringent layer. The extraordinary axis of the birefringent layer is arranged to be substantially at an angle between 30° and 90° with the elongate axis of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100027113 - Display device: A display device of the present invention is capable of reducing stereoscopic image noise to improve the quality of a three-dimensional stereoscopic image. The display device includes a display panel having a plurality of pixels provided therein and displaying an image, a lenticular sheet provided on the display panel and... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100027114 - Lens structure and manufacturing method, and the manufacture of shaped polymer articles: A method of manufacturing a shaped polymer device comprises forming a planar polymer layer over a substrate which has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the polymer layer; and shaping the polymer layer using a laser ablation process. This method uses a substrate with low thermal expansion to limit... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100027116 - Antiglare film, polarizing plate, and image display device: An antiglare film is provided, the antiglare film including a transparent plastic film substrate; an antiglare layer having fine recesses and projections on the surface thereof; and an abrasion resistant layer provided at an uppermost surface of the antiglare film, the abrasion resistant layer having an average film thickness of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100027117 - Hardcoat film, production method of hardcoat film, antireflection film, polarizing plate and display device:

20100027118 - Method and device for modification of surface properties of materials: A method and device are presented for modifying parameters of a solid material. This is implemented by applying radiation, such as photon flux and/or charged particle beam and/or heat, to at least a region of the material, and controlling at least one parameter of the applied radiation, thereby modifying a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100027119 - Receiver/emitter cover utilizing active material actuation: A system for protecting an emitter/receiver device, including a cover and an active material actuator operable to selectively cause the cover to move between default protective and open positions, wherein the actuator includes at least one active material element, such as an SMA wire configured to cause the retraction of... Agent: Slj, LLC

20100027120 - Soft lens cover: What is disclosed is a removable cover for a camera lens. The lens cover is generally circular and is adapted to cover the front element of a camera lens. The lens cover is fabricated from an elastic material so as to fit tightly on the end of a camera lens.... Agent: Arthur M. Peslak, Esq Mandel & Peslak, LLC

20100027121 - Lens and method for manufacturing the same: A lens according to the present invention includes at least one first area (11) including a lens portion (11a) with a convex shape, and a second area (12) surrounding the first area (11). A groove (13) surrounding the first area (11) is formed between the first area (11) and the... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100027122 - Metal mold, optical device, metal mold for forming optical device, and process for manufacturing the same: A mold for forming an optical element includes: a surface including a plurality of grooves arranged concentrically. Each of the grooves includes a bottom surface with a predetermined width, a side surface, and a curved surface with a predetermined curvature radius. The bottom surface extends in a radius direction of... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100027123 - Anti-reflection coating, optical member comprising it, and exchange lens unit and imaging device comprising such optical member: An anti-reflection coating laminated on a substrate, wherein in a wavelength range of 400-700 nm, the substrate has a refractive index of 1.45-1.72, the first layer is based on alumina, the second to sixth layers are dense layers having refractive indices of 1.95-2.23, 1.33-1.50, 2.04-2.24, 1.33-1.50 and 1.85-2.40, respectively, the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100027124 - Anti-glare film, method of manufacturing the same, and display apparatus using the same: An anti-glare film is provided and includes a substrate and an anti-glare layer which is formed on the substrate and contains fine particles. The anti-glare layer has micro concave/convex shapes on the surface. The micro concave/convex shapes of the anti-glare layer are formed by coating the substrate with a coating... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100027125 - Light diffusing member: It is an object of the present invention to provide a light diffusing member which has excellent optical transparency and light resistance and has excellent light diffusibility despite of a small amount of filler to be added, and a method for producing the same. The light diffusing member of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100027126 - Antiglare film and method of forming the same: The present invention provides an antiglare film, which includes a transparent resin layer, a plurality of transparent hollow particles and a plurality of transparent solid particles. The hollow particles and the solid particles are distributed in the transparent resin layer, while the hollow particles are partially exposed thereon. The refraction... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100027127 - Antiglare film, antiglare sheet, process for producing them, and image display apparatus using them: An antiglare film and an antiglare sheet with which an image display apparatus excelling in contrast while maintaining excellent antiglare performance is obtained, and a simple process for producing them are provided. In the antiglare film of the present invention, a rugged shape in a first direction is substantially different... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100027128 - Lens array: The lens array 1 includes at least one lens part 3 formed on a surface of a glass substrate 2, and is formed of a press-molded article of optical glass having a refractive index nd of not less than 1.75. The method for producing the lens array 1 includes press... Agent: Kubovcik & Kubovcik

20100027129 - Lens array unit and image reading device: A lens array unit includes a first lens array plate, a second lens array plate, and a holder. The holder includes a first surface part provided with a plurality of first through holes respectively corresponding to a plurality of first outer lenses, a second surface part provided with a plurality... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100027130 - Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially less than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20100027131 - Optical member, solid-state imaging device, and manufacturing method: An optical member includes high refractive index layers having a great refractive index and low refractive index layers having a small refractive index, which are each relatively thin as compared with an optical length, disposed alternately in the lateral direction as to an optical axis. Each width of the high... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100027132 - Objective lens and objective lens adapter:

20100027133 - Lens unit and image pickup apparatus: A simply structured zooming movement mechanism for moving a first lens group located in the object side from a bending member. Also provided are a small-sized lens unit by making it collapsible and an image pickup apparatus. The lens unit has: the bending member for bending the light entering from... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100027134 - Zoom lens and camera with zoom lens: A zoom lens of variable power ratio of the order of 3 in which the whole of the zoom lens is made up of three lens elements groups and the power configuration of each of the groups has an arrangement of negative, positive, and negative. The zoom lens includes, sequentially... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100027135 - Lens assembly: A lens assembly comprises a lens group M and a lens frame 1 for retaining the lens group M. In this lens assembly, the lens frame 1 has an entire circumference support 2b for supporting the rim on the subject side, of each lens M, across the entire circumference thereof,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100027136 - Image forming lens, camera and portable information terminal: An image forming lens includes: a first optical system positioned in an object side, a second optical system positioned in an image side, and an aperture stop interposed between the first optical system and the second optical system, wherein the first lens system includes a first F lens group which... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100027137 - Lens module: A lens module includes a first lens, a second lens, a spacer, a seating part, and a protrusion part. The first lens includes a lens surface and a rib. The second lens is laminated on the first lens. The spacer maintains a predetermined interval between the first lens and the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100027138 - Lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus: A lens apparatus includes a first lens holding member configured to hold a lens, and an actuator configured to move the first lens holder in an optical axis direction. The lens apparatus transfers to a retracted state by moving the first lens holding member to a retracted position via the... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100027139 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: When an external force that is equal to or greater than the urging force of a first ball spring is applied to a first lens holder, a first ball follower is dislocated from a first cam groove, and a first external force receiving groove and a first external force receiving... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100027140 - Driving unit and optical pick-up device including the same: The present invention relates to a driving unit capable of implementing a long stroke drive while achieving height reduction of the driving unit. The driving unit is provided with a driving mechanism for driving a driven body. The driving mechanism includes: a bendable displaceable member that is fixated at one... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100027141 - Lens moving device and installation unit: Disclosed is a lens moving device and a lens installation unit within which at least one lens is installed and at least one guiding protrusion is formed, a driving means that moves the lens installation unit, and a frame which includes a guiding slot into which the guiding protrusion is... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100027142 - Scalable-size deformable pocket mirror with on-pocket bimorph actuator: The invention includes a deformable mirror for use in adaptive and active optical systems and in optical technology laser communication directed energy systems. The invention utilizes pockets formed in the back of the mirrors substrate. The pockets house actuators that are bonded to the substrate and may adjustably deform the... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100027143 - Magnetic membrane mirror: Described is a magnetic membrane mirror having a flexible membrane comprising a magnetic material and having a high reflectance. The flexible membrane is secured over a frame to enclose a volume between the frame and membrane. A transmembrane pressure is established to achieve a desired mirror shape or curvature. Curvature... Agent: Guerin & Rodriguez, LLP

20100027144 - Articles with protective coating: A first-surface mirror or other substrate includes protective coating and is for use in a solar collector, projection television, or the like. In certain example embodiments, a protective coating is formed over a reflective coating of a first surface mirror. In other aspects, this application is related to other coated... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100027145 - Interior rearview mirror system with compass: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly, a casing having a reflective element, a compass sensor and a control. The compass sensor is disposed within the mirror casing and has a first magnetoresponsive sensing element and a second magnetoresponsive sensing element. The control... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100027146 - Method for manufacturing color filter and color filter manufactured by the same: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a color filter, which includes forming a light-shielding portion and a pixel portion on a substrate, and reforming the pixel portion to be ink-philic by using a laser ablation. In the method of manufacturing the color filter, the laser ablation is... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

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