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Optical: systems and elements April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100103486 - Device for the production of holographic reconstructions with light modulators: A device for the production of holographic reconstructions having light modulators is disclosed. The device comprises at least one pixelated light modulator illuminated by at least one light source, and a focusing optical element field arrangement which images the light sources in an image plane after the light modulator. For... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100103485 - Holographic display device: A holographic display comprising light sources (L51, L52, . . . ) in a 2D light source array, lenses (L1, L2, . . . ) in a 2D lens array, a spatial light modulator (SLM) and a beamsplitter, in which there are m light sources per lens, and the light... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100103487 - Holographic storage system for reading a hologram stored on a holographic storage medium and a method carried out therewith: The invention relates to a holographic storage system for reading a hologram stored on a holographic storage medium. The system comprises: storage medium holding means arranged along an optical path of a reference beam; a spatial light modulator (SLM) arranged along said optical path for encoding a reference beam with... Agent: Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

20100103488 - Display device with diffractive optics: Light modulator displays may be illuminated using a light guide comprising diffractive optics that directs light onto an array of light modulators. A holographic light turning element may be included with the light guide to turn light propagating within the light guide onto the light modulators. In some embodiments, the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100103489 - Optical pulse shaping method and apparatus: The first set of methods involves a mechanical mean of pre-deforming the VHCRG so that the combination of the deflection caused by the DC index gradient is compensated by the mechanical deformation of the VHCRG. The second set of methods involves compensating the angular deflection caused by the DC index... Agent: Ondax, Inc.

20100103490 - Optical information recording reproducing apparatus: In the optical information recording reproducing apparatus that makes a reference light beam to interfere with an information light beam so as to record the information of the information light beam in a recording medium based on a two light beam interference method, or irradiates the reference light beam to... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100103491 - Method for detecting position of reproduced hologram image and hologram apparatus: A hologram reproduced image position detecting method used in a hologram apparatus which perfoming an image formation with light reproduced from a recording medium where a data page including a marker and a data area that have been displayed on a spatial light modulator is recorded, on an image sensor... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100103492 - Mems-scanning mirror device and method for manufacturing the same: An MEMS-scanning mirror device includes an electrostatic comb actuator, in which a mirror surface is formed below a top surface (TOPS) of the mirror device. In a method for manufacturing the MEMS-scanning mirror device having the electrostatic comb actuator, a mirror surface (10BS) of a mirror plate (10B) is formed... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100103493 - Optical switch controller and movable body controller: In an optical switch controller, in order that residual vibration at movement control of a movable body such as a tilt mirror can be reduced and controlled with high accuracy, a processing unit outputs a driving signal for controlling the angle of the tilt mirror, the driving signal is D/A... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100103494 - Counter-balanced mems mirror with hidden hinge: A multi-layer hidden hinge and actuator design for high fill factor biaxial MEMS mirror array for wavelength selective switches (WSS) based on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) process with wafer bonding and coarsely aligned orthogonal vertical comb and/or parallel plate actuator. The present invention relates to a micro-mirror in a MEMS linear... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean

20100103495 - Surface plasmon optical modulator: A high-speed optical modulator based on Surface Plasmon-Polariton (SPP) at the hetero-junction of a metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) tunneling diode and including a phase-matching optical element, such as a prism or gold-lattice structure, is described. An investigation using the coupled mode theory shows that the applied bias across the hetero-junction changes the... Agent: Pedersen & Company, PLLC

20100103496 - Electrochromic device: An electrochromic device includes a first substrate spaced from a second substrate. A first conductive member is formed over at least a portion of the first substrate. A first electrochromic material is formed over at least a portion of the first conductive member. The first electrochromic material includes an organic... Agent: Ppg Industries Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20100103497 - Optoelectronic device: An optoelectronic device for projecting a first beam (110) of coherent first electromagnetic radiation onto a surface (91) comprises a first radiation source (11), which is suitable for emitting a first beam (110) of coherent first electromagnetic radiation when in operation. The optoelectronic device additionally comprises a first phase-modifying element... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100103499 - Biaxial mirror color selecting micro mirror imager: A controllable reflecting device having an array of bi-axial mirrors that are capable of pivoting in at least four directions is described. Each micro-mirror of the micro-mirror array is supported through a torsion pivot by a yoke attached by a second coplanar orthogonal torsion pivot to the mirror array support.... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100103498 - Digital micromirror device having wavelength-dependent modulation structure and method of manufacturing the same: A digital micromirror device (DMD), a method of manufacturing the DMD and an optical processor incorporating a DMD. In one embodiment, the DMD includes: (1) a first group of micromirrors having a first modulation structure based on a first wavelength of light and a second group of micromirrors having a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100103501 - Electrophoretic display structures: This invention relates to a display device comprising a plurality of display cells, wherein said display cells are separated by slanted partition walls. This invention also relates to a display device comprising a plurality of display cells, wherein said display cells are separated by indented partition walls having indented areas.... Agent: Howrey LLP

20100103502 - Methods for achieving improved color in microencapsulated electrophoretic devices: A method for manufacturing a full color, reflective display includes the steps of depositing a first plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a first electrode and a second plurality of electrophoretic display elements in substantial registration with a second electrode. The electrophoretic display elements include a capsule... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20100103500 - Optical shutter having charged particle and display apparatus using the same: Provided are an optical shutter including charged particles, and a display apparatus using the optical shutter. The optical shutter may block or transmit light by changing the position of the charged particle according to a direction an electrical field is applied. Also, a new type of display apparatus may be... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100103504 - Nano-antenna enhanced ir up-conversion materials: Robust composite materials containing nanoscale antennae for molecules are used in the up-conversion process. Antennae can be used to locally enhance the electric fields near an upconverting phosphor or material to enhance both absorption of energy, such as with a television or radio receiver, and emission of energy, such as... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100103503 - Optical output controller and its control method: An optical output controller includes a wavelength conversion device operable to change the wavelength of pumped laser light; a heating/cooling unit operable to control the temperature of the wavelength conversion device; a temperature detector which detects the temperature of the wavelength conversion device; a temperature controller operable to control the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100103505 - Polarization-independent four-wave mixing in a birefringent fiber: A two-pump optical parametric device (OPD) having a nonlinear birefringent fiber, in which various four-wave mixing (FWM) processes can occur. The OPD applies, to the nonlinear birefringent fiber, two pump waves, each polarized at about 45 degrees with respect to a birefringence axis of the fiber, and a polarized input... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.

20100103506 - Reconfigurable optical amplifier, reversible optical circulator, and optical signal transmission system: A reconfigurable optical amplifier including a first reversible optical circulator and an optical gain device is provided. The first reversible optical circulator has four I/O ports which are respectively referred to as a first terminal, a second terminal, a third terminal, and a fourth terminal. The four I/O ports sequentially... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100103507 - Visible light-shielding silicone rubber composition, cured product, and optoelectronic device: A visible light-shielding silicone rubber composition is provided comprising (A) an organopolysiloxane, (B) an organohydrogenpolysiloxane, (C) a platinum catalyst, and (D) an azo dye. The azo dye has a light transmittance≦10% in a wavelength range of up to 650 nm and ≧80% in a wavelength range of at least 750... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100103508 - Combined day and night weapon sight: A combination day/night sight includes an image intensifying sensor/display combination and a daytime optical path length compensator that may be selectively placed within the optical path. Use of the optical path length compensator when the image intensifying sensor/display is not being used eliminates the need for moving optical elements. The... Agent: Docket Clerk

20100103509 - Infrared window lens assembly: The present invention is a lens assembly 10 for an infrared window through which infrared inspection of apparatus within a housing is performed when the lens assembly is mounted in an aperture provided in the housing. The lens assembly comprises an infrared transmitting pane 11 having two generally opposed surfaces... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100103510 - Microscope apparatus: A microscope apparatus capable of removing liquid from an observation field of view of a dry objective lens, when an immersion objective lens is switched to the dry objective lens, is provided. The microscope apparatus includes a specimen XY stage on which a specimen is placed, a dry objective lens... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100103511 - Illumination device for a microscope: The invention relates to an illumination device (1) for a microscope (10) utilizing at least one point light source (4) arranged on a carrier element (2), at least one carrier element (2) for receiving at least one point light source (4), and a holder (5) attachable to the microscope (10)... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100103512 - Inspection block for use in microscopic inspection of embryos or other biological matter inside a container unit and method of microscopically inspecting embryos or other biological matter: An inspection block is disclosed for use in inspection of biological matter in a container unit which has a chamber with transparent walls, the inspection block having a transverse docking passage for receiving and positioning a container unit, an observation chamber extending transversely relative to the docking passage and in... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100103513 - Projection screen: A projection screen includes a reflection layer, a light absorbing structure, a plurality of light diffusion layers, and a lens structure. The light absorbing structure is disposed on the reflection layer and has a plurality of apertures. A part of the reflection layer is exposed via the apertures. The light... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100103514 - Projection screen: A projection screen is adapted to reflect the projection light generated by a projector. The projection screen includes a light absorbing layer, a light reflection layer connected adjacently to the light absorbing layer, and a light transparent layer. The light transparent layer is disposed on the light absorbing layer and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100103515 - Reflective screen and manufacturing method thereof: Provided is a reflective screen. The reflective screen can be widely and commercially used, easily manufactured at low costs, and realize a sufficient reflection image. The reflective screen includes a substrate, a light diffusion layer in front of the substrate, a light reflecting material reflecting projection light, a light absorbing... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100103516 - Head-tracking enhanced stereo glasses: Stereoscopic display systems including a position-tracking system that determine the position of the stereoscopic eyewear worn by a viewer. An exemplary embodiment of the eyewear includes retro-reflective reflectors that are illuminated by an infrared illuminator proximate to or optically co-axial with a capturing camera. Suppression reflections from other reflective features... Agent: Real D - Patent Department

20100103518 - Grid polarizer: There is provided a grid polarizer comprising: a transparent substrate having ridges arranged substantially in parallel in at least one surface of the transparent substrate; a light-absorbing layer (A) deposited on a top surface of the ridge; and a light-absorbing layer (B) deposited in a groove between the ridges, in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100103517 - Segmented film deposition: A segmented film deposition wire grid polarizer with a separate coating on top of each rib.... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100103519 - Etendue maintaining polarization switching system and related methods: Etendue maintaining polarization switching occurs, according to various embodiments, with a mirror that quickly transitions between two positions. Light having uniform polarization is transmitted to the mirror. Light reflected off of the mirror in one of the two positions has its polarization changed, whereas light reflected off of the mirror... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20100103520 - Optical sheet, display apparatus and fabricating method thereof: An optical sheet suitable for linear polarized light to pass through is provided. The optical sheet includes a substrate and a retardation film. The retardation film herein is located on the substrate and has a plurality of optical axes with different extending directions. The linear polarized light after passing through... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100103521 - Retroreflective sheeting: The present application relates generally to retroreflective sheeting and the tools and methods used to make retroreflective sheeting. Microreplication tools and sheeting include controlled surface structure or haze. The surface structure or haze can be introduced, for example, by chemical etching of the tool surface and/or electroplating.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100103522 - Variable spectral element: Desired spectral characteristics are obtained by bringing reflection films sufficiently close together while avoiding optical contact between the reflection films. Provided is a variable spectral element (1) that includes a pair of optical substrates (2,3) that oppose each other with a gap therebetween; two mutually opposing reflection films (5) respectively... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100103523 - Multilayer antireflection layer, method for producing the same, and plastic lens: A multilayer antireflection layer includes a high refractive index layer and a low refractive index layer that are laminated alternately, the high reflective index layer having a grain boundary, and particles forming the grain boundary having an average particle diameter of 30 nm or less.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

20100103524 - Method for producing an anti-reflection surface on an optical element, and optical elements comprising an anti-reflection surface: The invention relates to a method for producing an anti-reflection surface on an optical element, said method comprising the following steps: a) the optical element is prepared; b) uncharged, spherical, micellar polymer units comprising an inner core region and an outer shell region are prepared; and c) at least one... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100103525 - Optical sheet and display: An optical sheet capable of enhancing contrast is provided. The optical sheet includes a layer configured to control light incident on the layer and then allow the light to exit towards the observer side. The optical sheet includes: an optical functional sheet layer (12) having multiple prisms (13, 13, .... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100103526 - Polarization maintaining optical integration: An optical integrating bar is square or rectangular in cross-section having first and second axes each perpendicular to opposite sides of the cross-section. Source light beams are transmitted to the optical integrating bar in a direction perpendicular to the cross-section. The source light beams exhibit first, second, or first and... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker Patent Legal Staff

20100103527 - Methods of forming sheeting with composite images that float and sheeting with composite images that float: Microlens sheetings with different types of composite images are disclosed, in which the composite image floats above, in, or below the sheeting, or some combination. One type of composite image may be viewable to the unaided eye or an observer and another type of composite image is viewable only to... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100103528 - Methods of forming sheeting with composite images that float and sheeting with composite images that float: Microlens sheetings with different types of composite images are disclosed, in which the composite image floats above, in, or below the sheeting, or some combination. One type of composite image may be viewable to the unaided eye or an observer and another type of composite image is viewable only to... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100103529 - Sheet-like optical member, resin composition for optical sheet, optical sheet and method for producing the same: A sheet-like optical member being difficult to damage a shape of a lens part. The sheet-like optical member includes: a substrate; and a lens part, which is formed on the substrate, is made of an active energy ray-curable resin, and has a plurality of unit prisms. The maximum logarithmic attenuation... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100103530 - Microscope objective lens: A microscope objective lens is disclosed that includes, in order from the object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having positive refractive power that is movable along the optical axis, and a third lens group. The first lens group includes, in order from... Agent: Arnold International

20100103531 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit with a negative refractive power, a second lens unit with a positive refractive power, and a third lens unit with a positive refractive power in order from the object side to the image side. The first lens unit includes a negative lens... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100103532 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: z

20100103533 - Imaging lens, camera module, and imaging apparatus:

20100103534 - Imaging optical system, and imaging apparatus incorporating the same:

20100103535 - Integrated panoramic and forward optical device, system and method for omnidirectional signal processing: A device, system and method integrating forward and panoramic fields is disclosed, comprising: a primary reflector, comprising a convex surface in relation to the forward field, reflective on at least part of the convex surface; a secondary reflector, forward of the primary reflector relative to the forward field, reflective on... Agent: Law Office Of Jay R. Yablon

20100103536 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes, in order from an object side to an image surface side, a diaphragm, a first lens that is a biconvex lens, and a second lens that is a lens having a negative power whose concave surface faces the object side, wherein conditions expressed by the following... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP Koda/androlia

20100103537 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: where f denotes a focal length of an entire lens system, D1 denotes a thickness of a center of the first lens, D4 denotes a distance from an image-side surface of the second lens to the stop on an optical axis, and D5 denotes a distance from the stop to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100103538 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus using imaging lens: An imaging lens includes, in order from an object side, a positive first lens group, a stop, and a positive second lens group. The first lens group includes, in order from the object side, a first lens, which is a negative meniscus lens having a convex object-side surface, and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100103539 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus using imaging lens: An imaging lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having a positive power, an aperture diaphragm, and a second lens group having a positive or negative power. The first lens group includes, in order from the object side, a first lens which is a biconcave... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100103540 - Camera module with double barrels: Disclosed is a camera module with an oval asymmetric lens and double barrels, including a first lens barrel containing a plurality of lenses and at least one asymmetric lens for focusing an image of an object at a position inside the camera module, a second lens barrel surrounding a portion... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100103541 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus is composed of a lens holder (3) arranged concentrically with an imaging element (2); a lens barrel (4) which has an imaging lens removably inserted from the leading end section side of the lens holder (3); a cover (6) removably fitted at the leading end section of... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100103542 - Focusing device and imaging device: A focusing device of simple construction that is miniaturizable, and an imaging device utilizing the same, are provided. A focusing device (10) comprises an actuator (11), a lens holder (12) that holds lenses (13a) and (13b), and a holder support base (14) upon which the lens holder (12) is installed.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100103543 - Variable power lens: A variable power lens, having first and second lens groups, includes first and second lens group support frames, a linear guide ring, first and second lens group drive rings which rotate to move the first and second lens group support rings in the optical axis direction relative to the linear... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100103544 - Laser beam interleaving: A laser system includes a first source and a second source for generating a first laser beam and a second laser beam, respectively, and a mirror arrangement including a first interleaving laser mirror with a high reflecting area configured to reflect the first laser beam and a first high transmitting... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100103545 - Rear view mirror: A rear view mirror assembly is disclosed in which the mirror has a viewing section and an alignment section meeting to form a reflex angle. The alignment section is etched with a targeting image: a cross-hair or the side surface of the vehicle. When the targeting image is aligned with... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100103546 - Substrate for a mirror support with reduced weight as well as mirror with reduced-weight mirror support: In a substrate, particularly in a substrate for a mirror support, in which recesses are introduced in one surface, preferably in the back side of the substrate, as a result of which, in particular, bridging pieces are defined between the recesses, in order to achieve the situation that despite a... Agent: Charles N. J. Ruggiero, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20100103547 - Trailer hitch mounted adjustable mirror: An apparatus for mounting on a trailer which includes a gripping portion and a mirror to assist hitching the trailer to a towing vehicle while the driver/operator remains in the towing vehicle. The assembly comprises a removable spring loaded pair of griping plates for use with adjustable, telescopic tubular members... Agent: Kimberly A. Chasteen

20100103548 - Color filter and method for manufacturing thereof: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a color filter and a color filter manufactured by using the same. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a color filter that includes a) applying a light blocking part material on a substrate; b) prebaking the... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100097670 - Holographic storage system with improved beam overlap: An apparatus and a method for reading from and/or writing to holographic storage media using a coaxial arrangement of an object beam and one or more reference beams or a coaxial arrangement of a reconstructed object beam and one or more reference beams is proposed. A focus of the one... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100097671 - Head-mounted display device for generating reconstructions of three-dimensional representations: A head-mounted display device for generating reconstructions of three-dimensional representations comprising a frame, in which at least one light source, at least one optical system and at least one encodable light modulator are situated, wherein the light modulator with an encoding of a wavefront of the three-dimensional representation in the... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100097673 - Holographic image display systems: This invention relates to methods and apparatus for the holographic display of images. We describe a method of compensating for spatial phase non-uniformities in a holographic image display system, the system including a substantially coherent light source illuminating an SLM (24), the method comprising sequentially displaying substantially the same hologram... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC

20100097672 - Method and device for reducing speckle: A method for reducing speckle patterns of a three-dimensional holographic reconstruction is disclosed. A controllable light modulator into which a three-dimensional scene is coded is illuminated by coherent light, a reconstruction means projects the modulated light close to an eye position into a space of observation and a control means... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100097674 - Light source device, and two-dimensional image display device: There is provided a light source device which can miniaturize a two-dimensional image display device as small as possible. The light source device is provided with three coherent light sources (11a), (11b), and (11c) corresponding to red, blue, and green; prisms (12a) and (12c) for reflecting lights emitted from the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100097675 - Method and apparatus for phase-encoded homogenized fourier transform holographic data storage and recovery: An apparatus for writing and reading holograms, comprising a spatial light modulator (SLM) operable in phase mode, having a plurality of pixels for generating an object beam that overlaps with a reference beam; a holographic recording medium (HRM) in the path of the object beam; and a first lens element... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100097676 - Holographic storage system with improved data page quality: A holographic storage system having an improved data page quality is described. The holographic storage system includes a special optical filter or a special light source for emphasizing the high frequency components of a reference beam and/or an object beam. This is achieved by an optical filter arranged in a... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100097677 - All-optical reconfigurable cascadable logic with linear preprocessing by lightwave interference and post-processing by nonlinear phase erasure: The present invention introduces a new architecture for all-optical logic architecture. In this architecture the gate is partitioned into a linear front-end followed by a nonlinear back-end. The logic calculation is practically performed within the linear stage, easing the requirements placed on the non-linear part and thus reducing the gate... Agent: William H. Dippert Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

20100097678 - Servo feedback control based on designated scanning servo beam in scanning beam display systems with light-emitting screens: Scanning beam display systems that scan one servo beam and an excitation beam onto a screen that emits visible light under excitation of the light of the excitation beam and control optical alignment of the excitation beam based on positioning of the servo beam on the screen via a feedback... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100097679 - Optical scanning device, method of adjusting the same, and image forming apparatus: A coupling optical system couples a light beam emitted from a light source that includes a two-dimensional array of light-emitting elements, including a first optical element having a positive power and a second optical element that has a negative power and receives the light beam passed through the first optical... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100097680 - Illumination system for optical inspection: Apparatus for generating optical radiation includes a laser, which is configured to operate in multiple transverse modes simultaneously so as to generate an input beam, which is characterized by a first speckle contrast. The transverse modes of the input beam are optically mixed so as to generate an output beam... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc. C/o Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100097681 - Micromechanical element and sensor for monitoring a micromechanical element: A micromechanical element includes a movable functional element, a first retaining element, a second retaining element, a third retaining element, and a fourth retaining element. The first retaining element and the functional element are connected at a first junction, the second retaining element and the functional element are connected at... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20100097682 - Light beam delivery system with power, wavelength and spot size control: A beam delivery system for treating target tissue that includes an input for receiving a light beam, a variable attenuator for providing variable attenuation of the light beam, a power and wavelength detection assembly, a spot size adjustment assembly, and a controller. The power and wavelength detection assembly measures the... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20100097683 - Neutral filter, light quantity adjustment apparatus, image pickup apparatus, manfacturing method of neutral filter, and die-cutting forming apparatus neutral filter: The present invention is to provide an optical filter for enabling a neutral filter for suppressing the quantity of passage light in an optical path to be mass-produced in an accurate position of an optical path opening with correct density characteristics without fluctuations, and the neutral filter is comprised of... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100097684 - Display element: A display element containing at least 1 type of electrochromic compound, which is reversibly subjected to coloration or decoloration by at least either of electrochromic oxidation and reduction reaction, and an electrolyte between a pair of a display electrode and an opposed electrode; and undergoing a color tone change by... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100097685 - Display device, method of manufacturing display device and electronic apparatus: A display device comprises a microcapsule-containing layer including a plurality of microcapsules. A variation of the outer diameters of the microcapsules can be defined by an average value and a CV value. Each of the microcapsules is comprised of: a shell having an inner surface; contact particles electrically charged and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100097688 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device includes a display element including a pair of first and second substrates which are opposed to each other, and a microcapsule enclosing a display material changed in optical characteristics in response to an electric impulse, the microcapsule being sandwiched between the first and second substrates; and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100097686 - Electrophoretic sheet, electrophoresis apparatus, method for manufacturing an electrophoresis apparatus and electronic device: An electrophoretic sheet includes a substrate having one surface and the other surface, a microcapsule-containing layer comprised of a plurality of microcapsules, the microcapsule-containing layer provided on the other surface of the substrate, each of the plurality of microcapsules having a capsule body and an electrophoretic dispersion liquid contained in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100097687 - Rotating element transmissive displays: A transmissive electro-optic display includes a substantially transparent front plane and back plane element. The back plane element includes a plurality of electrodes distributed in two dimensions on the backplane, each allowing independent control of a discrete region of the display. The front plane element includes at least one electrode... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100097689 - Optical amplifier, fiber laser, and method of eliminating reflected light: A MO-PA type optical amplifier is provided which includes an oscillator and an amplifier including a fiber for optical amplification, including: a reflected-light wavelength conversion fiber which is provided on an optical path between the oscillator and the amplifier and which converts a wavelength of reflected-light traveling toward the oscillator... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100097690 - High-temperature interband cascade lasers: A gain medium and an interband cascade laser, an interband cascade amplifier, and an external cavity laser having the gain medium are presented. The gain medium can include any one or more of the following features: (1) the active quantum well region includes a thick and In-rich GaInSb hole well;... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100097691 - Spin-coated polymer microcavity for light emitters and lasers: A spin-coated polymer microcavity for light emitters and lasers producing enhancement of spontaneous emission rate from colloidal CdSe/ZnS core/shell quantum dots embedded in a one dimensional polymer microcavity structure at room temperature. The polymer microcavity structures are fabricated using spin coating. Alternating layers of polymers of two different refractive indices... Agent: Research Foundation Of The City University Of New C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100097692 - Movable objective lens assembly for an optical microscope and optical microscopes having such an assembly: A movable objective lens assembly that includes an infinity-corrected objective lens providing the microscope with an optical field of view. The assembly permits the imaging of a specimen under investigation over an area of the specimen much larger than the field of view of the objective lens without moving the... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

20100097693 - Confocal microscope: A confocal microscope that can reduce the measurement time is provided. Linear bright lines are extracted from the light of a light source. White light emitted from the linear bright lines is chromatically dispersed into continuous wavelength components by a chromatic aberration lens, which then irradiate a sample on a... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP

20100097694 - Method and arrangement for controlled actuation of a microscope, in particular of a laser scanning microscope: Method for actuation control of a microscope, in particular of a Laser Scanning Microscope, in which, at least one first illumination light, preferably moving at least in one direction, as well as at least one second illumination light moving at least in one direction, illuminate a sample through a beam... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100097695 - Incubation container system: A method and system for providing a container for investigating at least one specimen are described. The method and system include providing a dish. The dish includes a floor, a plurality of sidewalls, and at least one pedestal. The floor has a perimeter. The plurality of sidewalls coupled with the... Agent: Virtual Law Partners LLP

20100097696 - Sheet glass for microscopy and manufacturing method thereof: A sheet glass for microscopy includes a base plate and a metal pattern configured on the base plate. The structure of the sheet glass increases the throughput, reduces the cost and shortens the distance between grids and targets for keeping grids and targets within the depth of field of the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100097697 - Holding apparatus, telescope, and optical apparatus: A holding apparatus for holding an optical element includes: a barrel; a first member having one end connected to the barrel, and an opposite end located apart from the one end in a direction perpendicular to an axis of the barrel and outside the barrel; a second member passing through... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100097698 - Screen, projector, and image display device: A screen includes; a plurality of layers including a diffusion layer that diffuses incident light; an elastic member that movably supports the diffusion layer with respect to an arbitrary holding part; and a driving unit that moves the diffusion layer in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of light... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100097699 - Screen film for light projection brightness enhancement: A front-projection screen that includes a prismatic film that comprises an outside surface of the screen. The film includes parallel prismatic grooved lines. Each of the lines have a draft surface, a groove surface, and, each of the lines are located on a first side of a base portion of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100097700 - Laser diode emitter power concentration enhancement: A method of coupling laser radiation from a single emitter to achieve an increased power concentration on a radiated area comprising the steps of: providing a laser diode emitter (11) emitting laser radiation; splitting the laser radiation into a first beam (10a) and a second beam (10b); rotating a polarization... Agent: David A. Novais Patent Legal Staff

20100097701 - Imaging apparatus and foreign object removal program: An imaging apparatus having an imaging element which photoelectrically converts a photographic object image at a photoelectric conversion face, an optical member provided on a front face of the element and which forms an image of the object image on the face, an oscillation element which oscillates the member, an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100097702 - Optical superresolution using multiple images: An imaging system is provided. The imaging system includes a point spread function (PSF) module producing a diffraction-limited image of a sample. A convolution module performs convolution of the diffraction-limited image with a first image of a focal spot having a first wavelength to produce a first simulated image. The... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100097703 - Multiple-wavelength binary diffractive lenses: A dichromatic lens includes a plurality of zones being arranged on a lens structure, each of the zones having a specified radius and varying height. The lens structure focuses propagating light applicable to any intensity distribution for a plurality of wavelengths.... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100097704 - Line narrowing module: An apparatus is disclosed which may comprise a grating receiving light, a first prism moveable to coarsely select an angle of incidence of the light on the grating, and a second prism moveable to finely select an angle of incidence of the light on the grating. In one application, the... Agent: Cymer, Inc. Legal Dept.

20100097705 - Method for producing optical layered body, production apparatus of optical layered body, optical layered body, polarizer and image display device: There is provided a method for manufacturing an optical laminate in which properties such as a glare-proof property, an antidazzle property, and a black reproducible property for obtaining, for example, glossy black, can be simultaneously obtained. Manufacturing equipment for the optical laminate is also provided. The method for manufacturing an... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100097706 - Optical sheet: An optical sheet is adapted for diffusing and converging light, and includes a light-transmissive base layer, a prism layer, and a plurality of diffusion regions. The base layer has a first surface and a second surface that is opposite to the first surface. The prism layer is provided on the... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100097707 - Dual lens optical system and digital camera module including the same: A dual lens optical system including a first optical system and a second optical system includes at least one reflection member to selectively redirect object lights in first and second directions toward a photographing device. The first optical system includes, in order from an object to the photographing device along... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100097708 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: An object of the present invention is to provide: a zoom lens system that has a high resolution, high capability of compensating curvature of field, a high zoom ratio of, for example, 3 or greater, a reduced weight, and a reduced overall optical length at the time of non-use; and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100097709 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises: in order from the object side to the image side: an aperture stop; a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element with positive refractive power... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100097710 - Fixed focus lens: A fixed focus lens includes, numbered in order of location from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, and a fourth lens. The first lens is a biconvex lens with a positive refractive power, and the second lens is a convex-concave... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100097711 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes, in order from an object side to an image surface side, a diaphragm, a first lens 3 that is a meniscus lens having a positive power whose convex surface faces the object side, and a second lens 4 that is a lens having a negative power... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP Koda/androlia

20100097712 - Lens driving device comprising a driving coil disposed close to exposed lenses: In a lens driving device including a movable portion including a lens barrel having a plurality of lenses and a driving coil, a fixed portion including a magnetic field generating portion including a permanent magnet opposite to the driving coil, and an elastic member mounted to the movable portion and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100097713 - Lens driving device comprising a lens barrel having a lower end portion making contact with a base: In a lens driving device including a lens barrel having an outer wall in which a male screw thread is cut, a tubular lens holder having an inner wall in which a female screw thread is cut, a driving coil fixed to the lens holder so as to position around... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100091349 - Recording and reproducing device and polarization direction controlling method: Disclosed herein is a recording and reproducing device including: a light source; an intensity modulating section; a polarization beam splitter; a selective polarization direction controlling section; a linearly polarized light/circularly polarized light converting section; and a driving controlling section.... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20100091350 - Method for controlling image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that previously rotates a polygonal mirror drive motor before starting a job and forms a latent image by using an optical scanning unit including the polygonal mirror drive motor is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a control unit configured to perform control such that, in... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100091351 - Scanning optical device and image forming apparatus using the same: A scanning optical device wherein, on the basis of positional information concerning a spacing in a main-scan direction between imaging positions of a plurality of light beams passed through resin-made imaging optical elements and detected by a photodetecting device and a spacing between the imaging positions in a sub-scan direction... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100091352 - Display element and driving method thereof: This invention provides a novel electrochemical display element, which can realize bright white display, high-contrast black and white display, and full-color display by a simple member construction, and a method for driving the display element. The display element is characterized in that it comprises opposed electrodes, and an electrolyte, an... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100091353 - Display element and method of driving the same: Provided is a novel electrochemical display element which performs bright white display, high contrast black/white display and full-color display with a simple member configuration. A method for driving such display element is also provided. The display element contains an electrochromic compound, which is colored or has its color disappear due... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100091354 - Apparatus and method for 2d and 3d image switchable display: An image display apparatus and method are disclosed. The image display apparatus includes a light source unit to include at least one light source, an optical unit to generate a directional light using a light projected from the light source unit, a variable diffuser unit to control diffusion of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100091355 - Optical fiber transport devices and optical communication networks: By using a wavelength routing, a single optical amplifier can have the function of a boost amplifier and the function of a preamplifier. Moreover, by attenuating a transmission signal in advance, it is possible to adjust a gain difference required in the boost amplifier and the preamplifier.... Agent: Notaro & Michalos P.C.

20100091357 - Control apparatus of optical amplifier: A control apparatus of an optical amplifier includes a monitoring section that measures power of light inputted to the optical amplifier, a power-wavelength characteristics variable section that is operable to change a wavelength characteristic of power of the light inputted, a wavelength number decrease recognition section that compares the value... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100091356 - Method and apparatus for enhancing signal-to-noise power ratio in optical fiber amplifiers: The invention discloses an apparatus for enhancing the signal power to ASE power ratio in an optical amplifier including a 1×n input optical switching component, n band-pass filters, and an n×1 output optical switching component, wherein the signal power is allowed to pass through the band-pass filter switched by the... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100091358 - Extrinsic gain laser and optical amplification device: An optical amplifier on a silicon platform includes a first doped device layer and a second doped device layer. A gain medium is positioned between the first and second doped device layers. The gain medium comprises extrinsic gain materials so as to substantially confine in the gain medium a light... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100091359 - Optical amplifying device: The present invention provides an optical amplifying device which can be easily downsized, increased in output, and stabilized. An optical amplifying device 1A includes an optical amplifier 10A and an energy supplier 30. The optical amplifier 10A includes an optical amplifying medium 11 and a transparent medium 12. The energy... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100091360 - Optical component made from synthetic quartz glass with enhanced radiation resistance, and method for producing the component: To provide an optical component of quartz glass for use in a projection objective for immersion lithography at an operating wavelength below 250 nm, which component is optimized for use with linearly polarized UV laser radiation and particularly with respect to compaction and birefringence induced by anisotropic density change, it... Agent: Tiajoloff & Kelly

20100091361 - Projection optical system, exposure apparatus, and device fabrication method: The present invention provides a projection optical system for projecting a pattern of an object plane onto an image plane, including a first lens whose refractive index irreversibly increases by ultraviolet irradiation, and a second lens whose refractive index irreversibly decreases by the ultraviolet irradiation.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100091362 - Complex type microscopic device: A complex type microscopic device includes a slider unit moving a stage, an optical microscope, a scanning electron microscope with an electron axis intersecting with an optical axis of the optical microscope, an optical measurement/observation unit having a magnification between those of the scanning electron microscope and the optical microscope... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100091363 - Objective lens, nosepiece and inverted microscope equipped therewith: An objective lens to be fitted into a fitting hole of a nosepiece of a microscope includes an imaging lens that is composed of a plurality of lens groups, and a lens barrel that holds the imaging lens. The lens barrel is formed with a fitting portion that is fitted... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100091364 - Apparatus and method of conveying constituents: An apparatus is disclosed for conveying microscopic constituents from a testing surface to a slide. The microscopic constituents are observed through a viewer. A transparent tape permits the passage of light through the transparent tape. A plurality of markers are positioned on the transparent tape. An adhesive layer on the... Agent: David A. Frijouf

20100091365 - Screen: A screen adapted to a projection device having a transparent layer, a plurality of light-mixing chambers, and a plurality of lens structures is provided. The light-mixing chambers are located on a back surface of the transparent layer away from the projection device. The lens structures are disposed on a front... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100091366 - Screen of projector: A screen of a projector having a substrate and a plurality of asymmetric optical structures is provided. There is a plurality of light absorbing zones and a plurality of reflective zones alternatively disposed on a surface of the substrate facing the projector. The asymmetric optical structures are disposed on the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100091367 - Three-dimensional image display device, portable terminal device, display panel and fly eye lens: s

20100091368 - Stereographic imaging device using two lcd panel having same polarizing angle: The present invention discloses a stereoscopic imaging device, including a first display panel having a front surface to which a first front polarization filter having a polarization angle of 45 degrees is attached, and a rear surface to which a first rear polarization filter having a polarization angle of 135... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100091369 - Double-layer grating: A double-layer grating structure for efficient retroreflection of incident radiation and efficient transmission of the undiffracted incident radiation is disclosed. The grating is constructed of two spaced-apart layers of periodically arranged metal stripes, wherein the stripes in one layer overlap with gaps between the stripes in the second layer. The... Agent: Rissman Hendricks & Oliverio, LLP

20100091370 - Radial bragg ring resonator structure with high quality factor: A high quality factor optical resonator structure includes a substrate, a center disc formed on the substrate, and a plurality of concentric grating rings surrounding the center disc. The concentric rings are spaced apart from the center disc and from one another by regions of lower index of refraction material... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20100091371 - Molded product and method for manufacturing the same ( as amended: A molded product having a phase separation structure formed by photopolymerization of a photopomerizable composition and imparting a sharp diffraction spot at a high diffraction efficiency, and a method for manufacturing same are provided. The molded product (1) comprises a matrix (2) and a multiple columnar structures (3) disposed within... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100091372 - Fabry-perot type tunable filter and fabrication method thereof: A movable portion moving in a direction parallel to the surface of the SOI substrate (hereafter called ‘plane direction’), a suspension supporting member supporting the movable portion elastically and movably, and a fixed portion secured to the SOI substrate are provided. By the comb-teeth electrode of the comb-teeth type electrostatic... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20100091373 - Plastic lens and method of producing plastic lens: m

20100091374 - Optical multilayer body, polarization plate using same, and image display: There is provided an optical laminate which has anti-dazzling properties and can realize excellent glare preventive properties and black reproducibility (gradation rendering of black at low brightness). The optical laminate comprises: a light transparent base material and an anti-dazzling layer or a light diffusion layer provided on the light transparent... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100091375 - Electro-optic device and electronic apparatus: An electro-optic device includes an electro-optic panel and a light-shielding section. The light-shielding section formed on a side of a light exiting surface of the electro-optic panel and includes an inclined surface inclined toward a side opposite to the light exiting surface.... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100091376 - Optical element and optical apparatus: where ns represents an effective refractive index of the first layer, nb represents a refractive index of the base member, and nA and dA respectively represent a refractive index and a thickness of the second layer.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100091377 - Apparatus and method for mounting and calibrating a helmet-mounted display: A helmet mounted display (HMD) system comprising a display pod having a light wave optical element. The display pod is designed to be attached to a base plate located above the brow of a helmet using opposing hook and loop-style fastener pads or alternatively, a pair of locking disks. The... Agent: Design Ip, A Professional Corporation

20100091378 - Radiation collimator and systems incorporating same: A collimator including a housing having disposed therein a shield element surrounding a converter core in which a photon beam is generated from electrons emanating from a linear accelerator. A beam channeler longitudinally adjacent the shield element has a beam aperture therethrough coaxially aligned with, and of the same diameter... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100091379 - Wide-angle objective lens system and camera: A vehicle camera and wide-angle objective lens system are disclosed wherein the wide-angle objective lens has image aberrations or errors that do not deteriorate the detection of obstructions or obstacles in its field of view.... Agent: Er-shiang Chen

20100091380 - Switchable magnification lens and photographic apparatus having the same: A switchable magnification lens used to vary the magnification of an image going to be captured by a camera. The switchable magnification lens includes an outer barrel and a switchable magnification unit detachably arranged in the outer barrel and connected to the zoom lens. The image will be magnified while... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20100091381 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens has a plurality of lens units including, in order from its object side to image side, a first lens unit having a negative refracting power composed of two lens elements including a biconcave negative lens and a positive lens, and a second lens unit having a positive... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100091382 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus having the same, and manufacturing method: A zoom lens having an optical element for deflecting an optical path includes, in order from an object: a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive refractive power; a fourth lens group having positive refractive power;... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100091383 - Zoom lens assembly and zoom lens module: A zoom lens assembly and zoom lens module are provided, including a first lens, a second lens, a plurality of guiding blocks, a sheathing tube, a plurality of linking members and an adjusting tube. The first lens includes a plurality of curved surfaces disposed on a second lens surface toward... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100091384 - Miniature image capture lens: z

20100091385 - Optical element, optical system and endoscope using the same: A flux of light entering a transparent medium L2 proceeds along a side view optical path A by way of the first transmissive surface 21 so as to be reflected to the side opposite to the image plane by the first reflective surface 22 and then to the image plane... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100091386 - Miniature image capture lens: f

20100091387 - Imaging lens, imaging device, portable terminal, and method for manufacturing imaging lens: An imaging lens (LN) includes one or two lens blocks (BK), and an aperture stop (ape). The lens block (BK) includes a plane-parallel lens substrate (LS) and a lens (L) formed of different materials. In the imaging lens (LN), a first lens block (BK1) disposed at the most object-side exerts... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100091388 - Objective optical system for endoscopes: where r1 is the radius of curvature of the object-side surface of the first lens, r2 is the radius of curvature of the image-side surface of the first lens, f is the focal length of the whole optical system, f2 is the focal length of the second lens, and nd1... Agent: Arnold International

20100091389 - Design of compact adjustable lens: The present invention provides a solution for designing a compact adjustable lens assembly, wherein a circular shaped piezoelectric crystal is bending a thin glass cover, thereby providing a shift of focal length of the lens assembly.... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100091390 - Lens barrel and optical apparatus including the same: A lens barrel includes a movable lens unit movable in an optical-axis direction, an actuator configured to move the movable lens unit in the optical-axis direction, a guide member configured to guide the movable lens unit in the optical-axis direction, and a guide-member-holding portion holding the guide member. The guide... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100091391 - Optical assembly with a roller bearing linear guide and a motorized drive: Optical assembly consisting of at least one lens holder and a stator, wherein the lens holder (1) is mounted on the stator (2) via a roller bearing linear guide with roller body guide tracks (A, B, C, D) constructed on the lens holder (1) and on the stator (2), in... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100091392 - Lens driving unit and camera module comprising the same: Provided are a lens driving unit that generates a precise linear motion in a spatially limited structure by using a bending vibration piezoelectric motor having a new structure, and a camera module comprising the lens driving unit. The lens driving unit includes: a lens carrier supporting a lens and comprising... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100091393 - Optical apparatus: The invention relates to an optical apparatus allowing images in multiple directions to be simultaneously taken with simple construction using a prism optical system yet with high definitions even at wide angles of view. Specifically, the invention provides an optical apparatus using a prism optical system which has three optical... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100091394 - Interior rearview mirror assembly with button module: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a reflective element, a bezel portion positioned around the perimeter of the reflective element, and a user input module disposed at the bezel portion. The bezel portion has a recess established at its surface that faces generally toward a driver of... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100091395 - Core module with multiple layers and a water filter with the core module: A core module for a water filter with multiple layers has an outer filtering barrel, an activated carbon rod and an inner filtering barrel. The activated carbon rod is mounted in a central channel of the outer filtering barrel. The inner filtering barrel is mounted in a central channel of... Agent: Rahman LLC

20100091396 - Afocal optical concentrator: A Mersenne reflector system using parabolic troughs as primary and secondary reflectors, in Cassegrainian and Gregorian configurations, and a Mersenne-like reflector system using truncated parabolic troughs as primary and secondary reflectors in the Cassegrainian configuration, using a variety of combinations of reflector shapes: elliptical primary and circular secondary, rectangular primary... Agent: Peter Novak Sunflower Corporation

20100091397 - Shield means for data input apparatus and method of use thereof: Shield means are provided for use on data input apparatus. The shield means includes a housing or frame with at least one channel defined therethrough. The at least one channel has a first end and a second end and is arranged such that a user can view the first channel... Agent: David A. Guerra International Patent Group, LLC

04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100085618 - Oscillator device, optical deflecting device and method of controlling the same: An oscillator device including an oscillation system with oscillators and torsion springs, a driving member for driving the oscillation system, and a drive control member for supplying a driving signal to the driving member, the oscillation system having at least a first oscillation mode and a second oscillation mode, the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100085619 - Amplified bimorph scanning mirror, optical system and method of scanning: An amplified bimorph scanning mirror for use in various optical systems, an optical coherence tomography scanner incorporating the amplified bimorph scanning mirror, and a method for manufacturing the foregoing are described. A method for optically scanning a target site using the amplified bimorph scanning mirror is further provided. The scan... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20100085620 - Aligning beams over successive reflections by facets of rotating polygonal mirror: First delay mechanisms to delay a beam-detect signal by different lengths of time in synchronization with a first clock signal. The beam-detect signal is generated responsive to one or more beams being output towards a rotating polygonal mirror having facets and directed towards a sensor. One or more second delay... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100085621 - 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 concave surface is disposed on a side of a MEMS mirror,... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100085623 - Micro movable device and optical switching apparatus: A micro movable device includes: a micro movable substrate including a micro movable unit, the micro movable unit including a frame section, a movable section, and a coupling section which couples the frame section and the movable section to each other; a support base; a first spacer and a second... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100085622 - Micro-mirror actuator having encapsulation capability and method for the production thereof: m

20100085624 - Apparatus for driving electrochromic device and method thereof: An apparatus for driving an electrochromic device (ECD) includes a driving volt age output unit for selectively applying a coloring or decoloring voltage between upper and lower electrodes of an ECD; a timer for counting an applying time of the coloring or decoloring voltage in a memory type driving mode... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100085626 - Apparatus and method for reducing slippage between structures in an interferometric modulator: A support structure within an interferometric modulator device may contact various other structures within the device. Increased bond strengths between the support structure and the other structures may be achieved in various ways, such as by providing roughened surfaces and/or adhesive materials at the interfaces between the support structures and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100085625 - Electromechanical device with optical function separated from mechanical and electrical function: In certain embodiments, a microelectromechanical (MEMS) device comprises a substrate having a top surface, a movable element over the substrate, and an actuation electrode disposed laterally from the reflective surface. The movable element comprises a deformable layer and a reflective element mechanically coupled to the deformable layer. The reflective element... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100085629 - Electro-optic display apparatus: An electro-optic display apparatus includes a first electrode, a second electrode, an electro-optic material, and an insulating layer. The second electrode faces the first electrode to form an electric field in cooperation with the first electrode. The electro-optic material is disposed between the first and second electrodes. The insulating layer... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100085628 - Electrophoretic display device: An configurationally simplified electrophoretic display device is disclosed. The electrophoretic display device includes a substrate including a plurality of pixels, first pixel electrodes on the substrate, second pixel electrodes to be slit on each first electrode, and an electrophoretic film disposed on the second pixel electrodes. The second pixel electrodes... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100085627 - Microlens-assisted brightness enhancement in reflective image displays: A reflective display having a light reflector (178) incorporating a microlens array (180) and a reflective surface (190). The microlenses redirect light onto reflective regions (194) of the surface. An electrode on the surface has a plurality of annular segments (192), each segment being aligned with a microlens. An electrophoresis... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100085630 - Demodulator: A demodulator and method are provided. The demodulator for demodulating an optical signal, includes a splitter that splits a differential phase modulation signal into a first split light component and a second split light component, couples the first split light component to a first optical path and the second split... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100085631 - Wavelength converter and image display with wavelength converter: Upon obtaining green light as wavelength converted light by causing infrared light to be incident on a wavelength conversion element, the absorption of the green light occurs due to the generation of ultraviolet light as sum-frequency light of the infrared light and the green light in the wavelength conversion element... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100085632 - Method and apparatus for pumping and operating optical parametric oscillators using dfb fiber lasers: An optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is described that efficiently converts a near-infrared laser beam to tunable mid-infrared wavelength output. In some embodiments, the OPO includes an optical resonator containing a nonlinear crystal, such as periodically-poled lithium niobate. The OPO is pumped by a continuous-wave fiber-laser source having a low-power oscillator... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation C/o Lemaire Patent Law Firm, PLLC

20100085633 - Optical element and production method of the same: Disclosed is an optical element for use in an optical apparatus having a light source which emits a light flux with a wavelength λ (350 nm≦λ≦450 nm), the optical element containing: a molded portion formed by molding a resin; and one or a plurality of anti-reflection layers formed on the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100085634 - Telescope: A telescope includes: a concave mirror reflecting light from an object; an image pickup element receiving light from the mirror; a compensation optical system for guiding light from the mirror to the image pickup element; a lens barrel integrally holding the image pickup element and the compensation optical system; and... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100085635 - Reflected dark field method and apparatus: A reflected dark field structure includes a bottom plate, a support tube, a light unit, a diffuser structure, and a reflector unit that provides reflected dark field illumination, such that a gem held by the support tube and surrounded by the diffuser structure is illuminated and viewable through an aperture... Agent: Dla Piper US LLP

20100085636 - Optical system for a confocal microscope: An optical system for a confocal microscope comprising: an illumination pattern (1) irradiating an object (6) with light rays reflected thereby, a beam splitter (2) for passing the light rays from the illumination pattern (1) in the direction of the object (6) and for deflecting the light rays reflected by... Agent: Maginot, Moore & Beck, LLP Chase Tower

20100085637 - Differential interference contrast microscope: A differential interference contrast microscope (DIC microscope) suitable for inspecting a specimen inside a measurement area comprises a light source, a beam splitter, a first and second polarizer, a first and second DIC prism, a wave plate, and an image sensor, wherein the beam splitter reflects the beam generated from... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100085638 - equatorial support for telescope: Particularly, the present invention relates to a support for a telescope comprising a mount and means for resting said mount on the ground, wherein said mount comprises a primary rocking element allowing one to set the latitude of the observation place, to said primary rocking element being pivotally fastened a... Agent: Shoemaker And Mattare, Ltd

20100085639 - Polarizing lamp: A polarizing lamp includes a polarization beam splitter, a metallic grating reflector having metallic gratings with a trapezoidal profile, and an unpolarized light source positioned between the polarization beam splitter and the metallic grating reflector.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100085640 - Polarizing plate and polarizing device comprising the same: Provided are a polarizing plate capable of polarizing unparallel incident light to polarized light in a high degree, and a polarizing device including the polarizing plate. The polarizing plate includes a quartz substrate including a light incidence portion continuously formed along a direction of the quartz substrate, the light incidence... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100085641 - Polarizer, method of manufacturing the same, polarizing plate, optical film, and image display: A polarizer of the invention comprises a polyvinyl alcohol-based film which is at least dyed with at least iodine and uniaxially stretched, having a single transmittance of 43% or more, a polarizing efficiency of 99.9% or more, and a dichroic ratio of 30 or more, wherein the dichroic ratio is... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100085642 - Diffractive device: The invention provides in particular for an achromatic diffractive diffuser comprising a surface relief diffractive device arranged such that, under illumination by ambient light, the diffractive effect serves to provide a uniform achromatic diffuser reflection into a defined viewing zone for observation by an observer, and also such that the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100085643 - Molded material and the display device manufactured by using the molded material: Disclosed related to a display device according to the present invention comprising an external housing; a display module accepted into the external housing; and an image signal processing unit supplying image signals to the display module, and the external housing including a regular reflection unit regularly reflecting lights from outside... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100085644 - Projection objective and projection exposure apparatus for microlithography: A projection objective of a projection exposure apparatus for microlithography serves for imaging an object arranged in an object plane onto a light-sensitive wafer in an image plane. The projection objective has a plurality of optical elements which have at least one reflective element and at least one refractive element.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100085645 - Information display system for vehicle: An interior rearview mirror assembly for vehicles includes a mirror case having a reflective element and a carrier positioned in the mirror case. The mirror case is adapted to mount to a vehicle. The reflective element includes a substrate, with a reflective coating on one side of the substrate, and... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100085646 - Erect equal-magnification lens array, scanning optical system, exposing optical system and image forming apparatus: An erect equal-magnification lens array according to the present invention includes: a first lens array plate including a first lens plate and a group of plural convex lenses arrayed on an emission surface of the first lens plate, an incident surface of the first lens plate being formed in a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100085647 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power and configured to move during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power and configured to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100085648 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus and manufacturing method: A zoom lens comprises, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, and a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power. The first lens group G1 consists of one spherical negative lens and one... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100085649 - Optical objective module: The invention relates to an objective module comprising an optical zoom lens group (2) and a focusing optical lens group (4), the combined optical axes forming the optical axis (7) of the objective, and an electrical drive for the two lens groups. According to the invention, the electrical drive of... Agent: Bodner & O'rourke, LLP

20100085650 - Compact short back focus imaging lens system with two lenses: wherein f1 is focal length of the first lens, f2 is focal length of the second lens, bf is back focal length of the imaging lens system, and TL (overall length) is the distance from the aperture stop to the image plane. Thus, the imaging lens system of the present... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

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20100085652 - Adjustable vehicle mirror apparatus: An automatic mirror adjustment mechanism includes a side rear view mirror mounted on a drivable vehicle. The drivable vehicle has a trailer pivotally mounted thereto. A sensor is mounted on the drivable vehicle, wherein the sensor is configured to determine the distance between the drivable vehicle and the trailer. A... Agent: Macmillan Sobanski & Todd, LLC

20100085653 - Mirror assembly for vehicle: An interior rearview mirror assembly suitable for use in a vehicle includes a mirror casing, a prismatic reflective element at said mirror casing, a toggle device at said mirror casing, and a circuit element. The toggle device includes a user actuatable element and is operable in response to the user... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100079830 - Device for optically detecting position and/or orientation of objects and associated detection methods: The present invention relates to a device for optically detecting position and/or attitude of an object (5) moving in a given travel range (4), said device comprising electro-optical sensors positioned on said object and distributed in groups, called clusters (6), analysis and computation means (2) making it possible to find... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100079831 - Holographic projection device for magnifying a visibility region: A holographic projection apparatus and a method is disclosed for magnifying a virtual visibility region, for observing a reconstructed scene with at least one light modulation device and with at least one light source having sufficiently coherent light for generating a wavefront of a scene that is coded in the... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100079832 - Laser processing apparatus and laser processing method: A laser processing apparatus 1 includes a laser light source 10, a phase modulation type spatial light modulator 20, a driving unit 21, a control unit 22, and an imaging optical system 30. The imaging optical system 30 may be a telecentric optical system. A storage unit 21A included in... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100079833 - Coherent photonic frequency conversion (cpfc) for quantum computing using pumped four-wave mixing processes: A system and method for the controlled generation, manipulation, and conversion of individual photons in and for a quantum computing environment or a quantum communication environment are provided. Systems and methods for doubling a single photon in a first propagation mode into two new photons in one or two new... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079835 - Actuator capable of driving with large rotational angle or large deflection angle: An actuator 100 includes: a pair of driving portions 1, 11 spaced apart from each other; a movable portion 2 provided between the pair of driving portions 1, 11; a pair of supporting portions 3, 3 for supporting the pair of driving portions 1, 11 and the movable portion 2;... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100079834 - Two frequency resonantly excited mems mirror for diode-laser marker: Apparatus for marking a bitmap image on tape includes a scanning mirror which is incorporated in a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS). The MEMS is torsionally resonant at two frequencies one being about three time the other. The MEMS is excited to resonance by applying an AC signal to the actuators, causing... Agent: Coherent, Inc. C/o Morrison & Forester

20100079836 - Scanning mirror control having least mean square tone adder: A scanning beam projection system includes a scanning mirror having a fast-scan axis and a slow-scan axis. Movement on the slow-scan axis is controlled by a slow-scan scanning mirror control system. The control system receives position information describing angular displacement of the mirror. An outer loop of the control system... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20100079837 - Optical scanning device: An optical scanning device of the invention includes: a substrate; torsion bar portion which is connected to the substrate; a mirror portion which is supported by the torsion bar portion; a drive source which causes the substrate to oscillate; and a light source which projects light onto the mirror portion,... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100079839 - Optical element and imaging device: An optical element includes a first liquid; a second liquid that is immiscible with the first liquid and that has polarity or electrical conductivity; a first substrate portion, a second substrate portion, a sidewall portion; a second electrode disposed on one of the second substrate portion and the sidewall portion;... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100079838 - Optical element, imaging device, and method of driving the optical element: An optical element includes a first liquid having polarity or electrical conductivity, a second liquid that is immiscible with the first liquid, a first substrate portion, a second substrate portion, a sidewall portion connecting the first substrate portion to the second substrate portion, and an accommodating portion constituted by the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100079840 - Shutter-based stroboscope: Traditional stroboscopes use either a perforated rotating disc or intermittent lighting to alternately occlude or highlight a particular scene at periodic intervals. The embodiments of the present invention are directed to a shutter-based approach, where an optic (such as eyeglasses, binoculars, or a magnifying glass) is equipped with a shutter... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100079841 - Device and a method for polarized illumination of a micro-display: A display device comprises a light source to provide an input light beam, a substrate having an input surface to form an in-coupled light beam by receiving light of the input light beam, wherein the in-coupled light beam is confined to the substrate by total internal reflections, the substrate further... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100079842 - Electro-optic windows: An electro-optic window is made of a material substantially transparent to infra-red radiation and is treated to have reduced RF transmission characteristics by the provision of carbon nanotubes within the window or on at least one, surface thereof.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100079843 - Normally emitting pixel architecture for frustrated total internal reflection displays: The present invention provides an apparatus that includes a waveguide and one or more pixels deployed adjacent the top surface of the waveguide which contains TIR light therein. Each pixel includes a deformable active layer having a first conductor and a driver electronics layer having a second conductor. The driver... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20100079844 - Resonant cavity electrochromic device: One exemplary embodiment of an electrochromic device comprises a single cavity Fabry-Pérot filter in which the metal conductive layers forming the cavity are sandwiched by conductive dielectric layers. Another exemplary embodiment of an electrochromic device comprises a dual-cavity Fabry-Pérot filter.... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin

20100079845 - Reflection-controllable electrochromic device using a base metal as a transparent conductor: An all-solid-state electrochromic device comprises a transparent base material, and an electrochromic multilayer-stack structure formed on the transparent base material. The electrochromic multilayer-stack structure comprises a first transparent-conductive film formed on the transparent base material, an ion-storage layer formed on the first transparent-conductive film, a solid-electrolyte layer formed on the... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin

20100079846 - Charge conducting medium: An electrochromic assembly 32 is disclosed. The assembly comprises: first and second electrodes 22, 24, at least one electrode being transparent; a porous membrane 10 defining a plurality of pores, the membrane having a first refractive index and located between the electrodes 22, 24; an electrolyte filling the pores, the... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100079847 - Multi-thickness layers for mems and mask-saving sequence for same: In various embodiments described herein, methods for forming a plurality of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices on a substrate are described. The MEMS devices comprise x number of different sacrificial or mechanical structures with x number of different sacrificial structure thicknesses or mechanical structure stiffnesses and wherein the x number of... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100079849 - Device and method for modifying actuation voltage thresholds of a deformable membrane in an interferometric modulator: By varying the spacing between a partially-reflective, partially-transmissive surface and a highly reflective surface positioned behind the partially-reflective, partially-transmissive surface, an interferometric modulator selectively creates constructive and/or destructive interference between light waves reflecting off the two surfaces. The spacing can be varied by applying a voltage to create electrostatic attraction... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100079848 - Speckle reduction in display systems that employ coherent light sources: Speckle effect in display system is reduced by utilizing the instability of phase-coherent light and the transmission of the instable phase-coherent light through a multi-mode optical fiber with a suitable length.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100079850 - Magnetophoretic and electromagnetophoretic displays: The present invention is directed to a display device which comprises two layers of insulating substrate, at least the substrate on the viewing side is transparent, an array of display cells sandwiched between the two layers of substrate, a writing means, and optionally an erasing means to magnetically or electrically... Agent: Howrey LLP

20100079851 - Optical parametric oscillator: The present invention relates to an optical parametric oscillator. In particular, the present invention relates to a more optimal rotating image optical parametric oscillator. More specifically, there is described an optical parametric oscillator comprising six mirrored surfaces; wherein two of the mirrored surfaces are provided by a penta prism and... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100079852 - Polarization nulling interferometry: The invention relates to an optical system for providing on-axis destructive interference of light received from an object along a predetermined system optical axis. The system comprises a receiving and guiding optical structure and a combining optical structure. The receiving and guiding optical structure is for receiving and guiding at... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20100079853 - Optimized cascaded raman fiber-based laser source for high efficiency mid-infrared spectral generation: A laser structure is provided that includes a pulsed source producing a pulsed signal having a low spontaneous noise component to its spectral output and a pulse-shape that is optimally flat. Also, the laser structure includes one or more optical fiber structures receiving the pulsed signal and performing Raman amplification.... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100079854 - Rare-earth doped core multi-clad fiber, fiber amplifier, and fiber laser: A rare-earth doped core multi-clad fiber includes a core that includes a rare-earth element and a plurality of cladding layers that surround the core. An outermost cladding of the plurality of cladding layers is made of a polymer cladding, the plurality of cladding layers have a polygonal inner cladding, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100079855 - Multi-clad optical fibers: Multi-clad optical fibers and fiber amplifiers are disclosed. Various embodiments include multi-clad, large core fiber amplifiers. In various implementations mixing of pump modes is enhanced relative to that obtainable with conventional double-clad fibers. In some embodiments end terminations are provided with increased length of end-cap fiber. In at least one... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100079856 - Optical transmission system: In an optical transmission system, a controller acquires a noise light loss value, which indicates a loss that noise light output from an upstream-side optical amplifier undergoes during propagation to a downstream-side optical amplifier through an optical loss medium, and a signal beam loss value, which indicates a loss that... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100079857 - Laser microscope apparatus: Observation is performed using bright, clear multiphoton fluorescence images produced by efficiently generating a multiphoton excitation effect, without the need for a complex interference film structure. The invention employs a laser microscope apparatus including a first dichroic mirror that reflects visible laser light guided via a first light path and... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100079858 - Confocal scanning microscope: A confocal scanning microscope including: an objective system (second objective lens 23 and objective lens 24) illuminating a sample SA with illumination light; a scanning mechanism 31 scanning the sample SA to obtain an intensity signal; and a scanning optical system 32 provided between the scanning mechanism and the objective... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100079859 - Convergence adjustment mechanism: Improvement to an adornable binocular device having a telescope pair including a pivoting coupling between each telescope and arm and a second releasably slidable coupling between each telescope and arm.... Agent: Merle W. Richman, Iii

20100079860 - Screen: A screen includes: a rectangular flexible screen cloth having which image light is projected; tubular portions provided along respective side edges of the screen cloth; an annular member inserted into the tubular portions; a frame member having a plurality of arm members connected so as to be capable of bending... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100079861 - Exit pupil forming scanned beam projection display having higher uniformity: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a display screen for a scanned beam display system comprises an exit pupil expander comprising a reflective layer to reflect an incoming beam from a scanned beam projector to an eyebox. Exit numerical aperture cones emanating from the exit pupil expander resulting... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20100079862 - Polarizing fiber, polarizer, polarizing plate, laminated optical film, and image display: i

20100079863 - Optical element, method for production thereof, and usage thereof: The invention relates to an optical element, a method for the production thereof, and the usage thereof as an isolator or polarizer. An inventive optical element for a frequency window of the electromagnetic spectrum comprises a first component which has the function of a quarter wavelength plate, and a second... Agent: Venable LLP

20100079864 - Optical sheet: An optical sheet including a plurality of optical anisotropic films is provided. The optical anisotropic films of the optical sheet are alternately stacked on one another. Each optical anisotropic film has a plurality of main axis refractive indexes nx, ny and nz. The main axis refractive indexes nx and ny... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100079865 - Near-to-eye scanning display with exit-pupil expansion: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for near-to-eye (e.g., retinal) displaying with exit-pupil expansion using a scanning component (e.g., a scanning mirror) and an exit-pupil expander (e.g., diffractive exit-pupil expander) for providing a retinal scanning display with a large exit pupil.... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100079866 - Substrate comprising unmatched refractive index primer at optically significant thickness: A method of reducing optical fringing of a coated substrate is described. The method comprises providing a (e.g. light transmissive) substrate; providing a primer having an unmatched refractive index, and applying the primer to the substrate forming a primer layer having an optically significant thickness. The primer layer in combination... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100079868 - Antiglare film, antireflection film, polarizing plate and image display device: An antiglare film is provided and includes: a transparent support; and an antiglare layer containing a binder and a light-transmitting fine particle. The light-transmitting fine particle has an average particle diameter of 3 to 15 μm, the antiglare layer has an average thickness smaller than the average particle diameter of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079869 - Antiglare film, antireflective film, polarizing plate and image display device: An antiglare film is provided, the antiglare film including: a support; and an antiglare layer including a surface that has asperities, wherein the antiglare layer contains at least first light-transmitting particles and second light-transmitting particles, the first light-transmitting particles have an average particle size that is 0.01 to 2.5 μm... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079867 - Optical film, polarizing plate and image display apparatus: An optical film, is provided, the optical film including: a support; and at least one antiglare layer having a surface that has asperities, wherein the at least one antiglare layer contains at least one kind of light transmitting particles including first light transmitting particles in an amount of 0.01 to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079870 - Glare reduction film for display screens: The present disclosure is directed to a film for reducing reflections of ambient light on a display screen while maintaining efficient transmission of light emitted from the display screen. The film has a light receiving face and a light emitting face, and includes an arrayed plurality of truncated tapered structures... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100079871 - Reflective surfaces capable of displaying different images under various lighting conditions: Embodiments of the present invention relate to reflective surfaces. In one embodiment, a reflective surface comprises a substrate and multiple light-reflecting features disposed on the substrate. One or more images reflected from the multiple features can be produced by selectively covering at least portions of select features with a light... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100079872 - Double refractive collimator: A system and method for collimating light emitted from a light source, such as a light-emitting diode (LED), is provided. The system and method includes two lenses, both lenses having a positive power for converging the light rays. In one example, the first lens is a hemispherical ball lens and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100079873 - Package structure of liquid lens: The invention discloses a package structure of a liquid lens which includes a first substrate and an electrode on the first substrate. The package structure includes a second substrate, a first sleeve, a second sleeve, a first circular member, and a second circular member. The first substrate is fixed at... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20100079874 - Anamorphic optical system, image pickup device, on-board type camera and monitoring camera: The present invention provides an anamorphic optical system 1, comprising one aspheric surface lens G5 and one anamorphic lens G3 on object side, and one aspheric lens G7 and one anamorphic lens G8 on image side with a diaphragm S11 therebetween, and an effective field angle is set to 200°... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100079875 - Optical lens component: An optical lens component comprises a fixed diaphragm, a lens group and a filter. The lens group comprises a first, a second and a third lens which is coaxial and arranged successively from object to image. The fixed diaphragm is located on the front of the first lens and the... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20100079876 - Lens assembly and method of disposing optical member in ceramic lens frame: A lens assembly has: optical members including lenses and spacing rings; and a ceramic lens frame into which the optical members are inserted. A solid lubricant is applied to at least one of a part of the inner peripheral surface of the ceramic lens frame, which part is to be... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079877 - Lens assembly and image-taking apparatus: A lens frame is made of ceramic having a linear expansion coefficient that is about the same as the linear expansion coefficient (5 to 10×10−6) of glass lenses. Preferably, a pressing ring and spacing rings are also made of ceramic. A lens assembly produced by using the lens frame, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079878 - Backlash reducing device for an objective lens assembly: An objective lens assembly for night vision goggles including an objective lens cell having a threaded portion, an optical bench having a mating threaded portion for receiving the objective lens cell, and a snap-ring washer for reducing backlash between the objective lens cell and the optical bench. The objective lens... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100079879 - Lens assembly and image-taking apparatus: A lens assembly includes a barrel having an object-side opening and an image-forming-side opening. The barrel further has a positioning section that positions an image-forming-side surface of a lens by having line contact around an optical axis at a center. The positioning section is disposed at a position that is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079880 - Method of producing molded ceramic product, molded ceramic product and image-taking apparatus: Ceramic is molded to produce a molded ceramic product, using a mold that has a portion for forming the trough of a first thread formed on the molded ceramic product. The trough of the first thread is higher than the crest of a second thread formed on a mating component... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100079881 - Vehicle mirror assembly with wide angle element: A mirror reflective element assembly for an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle includes a reflective element and an auxiliary wide angle element. The reflective element has a front surface and a rear surface and a first reflector portion and a second reflector portion, with the first reflector portion... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100079882 - Teardrop shaped vehicular mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly having a housing and dome-type mirror lens. The lens has a first base footprint portion with a constant radius of curvature and a diameter, and a second base footprint portion comprised of an elliptical portion with a base major axis and a base minor axis. The... Agent: John A. Artz Artz & Artz P.C.

20100079883 - Vehicular mirror having a camera for enhanced vision: A system and/or apparatus provided as a side-view or rear-view mirror for providing a plurality of independently moveable reflective surfaces to enable a driver increased visibility. To increase visibility for the driver, the system and/or apparatus includes a camera for providing images around a vehicle to the driver within a... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20100079884 - Dichroic aperture for electronic imaging device: A dichroic filter that for use with an electronic imaging device, such as a camera. The dichroic filter is located in the main imaging lens, and may permit all light to pass through a first portion and be measured by a photosensor, while restricting at least some portions of visible... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Apple, Inc.

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