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05/27/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100128333 - Hologram recording and reproducing system: A hologram recording and reproducing system for recording information to or reproducing information from a recording medium which stores an optical interference pattern of a reference beam and a signal beam as a diffraction grating, the system comprising: a light source for generating a coherent beam; and a light generation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100128334 - Holographic recording apparatus, holographic reproduction apparatus, information encoding method, recording method, and information reproduction: A holographic recording and reproduction apparatus (100) includes a spatial light modulator (112) for spatially modulating a luminous flux for holographic recording of information and an objective lens (106) for focusing object light and reference light for recording on a recording medium. The spatial light modulator (112) is controlled by... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100128335 - Mirror device: A mirror device comprises: an electrode which is covered with a protective film made of a material containing a semiconductor material and is placed on a substrate; a mirror placed above the electrode; and an electrically conductive hinge placed between the mirror and the electrode, wherein an opening part is... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20100128336 - Integrated control system for laser and mach-zehnder interferometer: An integrated control system for a laser and Mach-Zehnder interferometer are disclosed and may include configuring a bias point for low-speed control of an optical modulator utilizing control circuitry integrated on the same CMOS die. The optical modulator may be differentially monitored. A laser source for the modulator may be... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100128339 - Interferometric optical display system with broadband characteristics: Broad band white color can be achieved in MEMS display devices by incorporating a material having an extinction coefficient (k) below a threshold value for wavelength of light within an operative optical range of the interferometric modulator. One embodiment provides a method of making the MEMS display device comprising depositing... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100128338 - Planarity of pixel mirrors: A method of forming an electronic device includes providing a patterned lower metal layer over a substrate and a first sacrificial layer there between. A second sacrificial layer is formed over the metal layer, and a portion thereof is removed. A third sacrificial layer is formed over the second sacrificial... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100128337 - Stiction mitigation with integrated mech micro-cantilevers through vertical stress gradient control: The present disclosure relates to the mitigation of stiction in MEMS devices. In some embodiments, a MEMS device may be provided with one or more restoration features that provide an assisting mechanical force for mitigating stiction. The restoration feature may be implemented as one or more deflectable elements, where the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100128340 - Brightness enhancement by fluid interface deformation in tir-modulated displays: A reflective display having a plurality of transparent hemi-beads (120), each having a reflective region (80) surrounding a non-reflective region (82). Each hemi-bead has an associated light absorptive fluid droplet (122) having a normally relaxed shape contacting the non-reflective region, thereby frustrating total internal reflection of light rays at the... Agent: Oyen, Wiggs, Green & Mutala LLP 480 - The Station

20100128341 - Color electrowetting display (ewd) devices: Electrowetting display devices are presented. The electrowetting display includes a first substrate and an opposing second substrate with a polar fluid layer and a color non-polar fluid layer interposed therebetween. A first transparent electrode is disposed on the first substrate. A second electrode is disposed on the second substrate. A... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100128342 - Coherent demodulation with reduced latency adapted for use in scanning probe microscopes: A signal demodulator and the method of using the same in a scanning probe microscope or the like to provide a feedback path with reduced latency are disclosed. The demodulator includes an input port, a first mixer and a first integrator. The input port receives an input signal having a... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20100128343 - Wavelength conversion light source apparatus and wavelength conversion method: A wavelength conversion light source apparatus includes a fundamental wave light source configured to emit a fundamental wave, a nonlinear crystal configured to convert a wavelength of the fundamental wave by being irradiated with the fundamental wave and making the fundamental wave pass therethrough, and a movement unit configured to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100128344 - Technique for compensating undesired effects in optical links of an optical communication network: A technique for compensating undesired effects in optical links of an optical communication network, using adjustment modules suitable for inserting into optical links, preferably into the links incoming network nodes. Each of the adjustment modules serves for compensating two or more different physical effects accumulated in the optical link when... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100128345 - Projection optical system and projection display device using the same: A projection optical system having a magnification side and a reduction side for forming a magnified image on a magnification side image surface conjugate with a reduction side conjugate image surface includes, arranged in order from the reduction side, a first imaging system including a plurality of lens elements and... Agent: Arnold International

20100128346 - Optical ocular system: The present invention relates to an optical ocular system having imaging optics that map an image generated in an object plane such that a user can perceive the same in an image plane, wherein the imaging optics comprise a first lens having negative refractive power, and a deflection element having... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.

20100128347 - Polarizing cube and method of fabricating the same: A polarizing cube includes a pair of identical and symmetric triangular prisms which sandwich a thin optical composite plate containing a planner array of reflective straight wires spaced apart in parallel as a built-in wire grid polarizer. All of its subcomponents and the polarizing cube itself are physically and optically... Agent: J C Patents

20100128348 - Wavelength sweep control: Methods and apparatus for the active control of a wavelength-swept light source used to interrogate optical elements having characteristic wavelengths distributed across a wavelength range are provided.... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100128349 - Light-diffusing grating: The invention relates to a transparent substrate comprising at its surface a grating of lines of at least 200 light-diffusing elements, said elements being separated by domains with a different refractive index from that of the elements, the distance d between centers of gravity of neighboring elements varying in a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100128350 - Imaging assembly: An image assembly may include a substrate having a face, a first optical layer and at least one spacer member. The imaging assembly may also include an anti-reflection structure. The at least one spacer member may be arranged between the substrate and the first optical layer to define an air... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100128351 - Curved sided cone structures for controlling gain and viewing angle in an optical film: A method of making an optical film includes the steps of making a substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first surface and forming a plurality of curved sided cone structures on the first surface. Each of the curved sided cone structures include a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100128352 - Light-guiding plate and manufacturing method thereof: The invention discloses a light-guiding plate and a manufacturing method thereof. The light-guiding plate includes a light-guiding substrate, a first shielding layer, and a second shielding layer. The light-guiding substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The first shielding layer is disposed on... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100128353 - Imaging optical system, image reading apparatus and image reading apparatus using the imaging optical system: An imaging optical system a high quality image may be implemented by determining the optimum design conditions for suppressing the generation of ghost while holding uniform and sufficient light using a simulation method. In the imaging optical system having a slit, the requirements for removing the stray light are the... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100128354 - Beam shaper: A beam shaper including a reflection device and a plurality of reflectors. The reflection device is disposed on a transmission path of an incident light beam and has a plurality of reflection surfaces capable of reflecting the incident light beam. The reflection surfaces are capable of splitting the incident light... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100128355 - Flat field eyepiece: A lens system includes a first lens axially aligned with a second lens, where the first and second lenses are configured to be sequentially positioned from a pupil image of a viewer. The second lens is formed as a triplet having three cemented elements. The second lens includes a convex... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100128356 - Beam blocking and combining optic: A beam blocking and combining optic comprising a wedged optically transparent substrate with a hard dielectric coating applied to a beam combining side of the substrate. The coating has a high reflectance at a laser wavelength and high transmittance at visible wavelengths. The single optical component can combine laser beams... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100128357 - Fluidic stabilized focus device: A fluidic stabilized focus device comprises a fluidic lens core and a first yoke. The fluidic lens core includes a support ring, a first surface that includes an elastic membrane, a second surface, and a volume of fluid enclosed within the boundaries of the first and second surfaces and support... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20100128358 - Fluidic viewfinder device: A fluidic viewfinder device may include a support member having an opening forming an aperture and a fluidic lens disposed at least partially in communication with the aperture and support member. The fluidic lens may comprise a first optical surface and a second optical surface, one or more of which... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20100128359 - Varifocal lens and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a varifocal lens and method of manufacturing the varifocal lens. The varifocal lens includes a transparent substrate, a spacer frame arranged to form an inner space on the transparent substrate, wherein the inner space is to be filled with an optical fluid, a rigid frame disposed to be... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100128360 - 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 negative refractive power and a second lens unit having a positive refractive power. In the zoom lens, an interval between the first and second lens units becomes smaller at a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100128361 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side thereof, a first lens unit having a positive refracting power, a second lens unit having a negative refracting power, a third lens unit having a positive refracting power, a fourth lens unit having a positive refracting power, and a fifth... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100128363 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: z

20100128364 - Zoom lens system and electronic imaging device using the same:

20100128362 - 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

20100128365 - Retractable zoom lens: A retractable zoom lens includes a holder, at least one movable barrel assembly received in the holder, a holding frame received in the movable barrel assembly, and a slide barrel engaged with the holding frame. The holding frame can move along the optical axis along with the movement of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100128366 - Optical accessory holder: An optical accessory holder such as an adapter or a focuser drawtube having a passageway through the holder body defining a lengthwise central axis through the passageway. The holder body has an inner surface which includes two substantially linear inner edges parallel to the lengthwise central axis. The inner edges... Agent: Swanson & Bratschun, L.L.C.

20100128367 - Projection objective for a microlithography apparatus and method: A projection objective for a microlithography apparatus with improved imaging properties is provided. A manipulator for a projection objective is provided. A microlithography apparatus including a projection objective of this type and/or a manipulator of this type is provided. A method for improving the imaging properties of a projection objective... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100128368 - Z-translation mechanics; the z-translating optical electro-mechanical allignment system: A Method of assembling optical mounts for the formation of an optical-electronic circuit is disclosed herein. This Z-Translating Optical-Mechanical alignment system had been devised to solve the problem of building a transportable, shoulder mountable, holographic camera. This system allows for easy adjustment in the Z-direction (in Cartesian co-ordinates) with adjustment... Agent: Helen Gardner

20100128371 - Actuator, method of controlling the same, and camera module including the actuator: An actuator used for a camera module and controlling a lens assembly to move along an optical axis, includes a magnet disposed on a side of the lens assembly, a coil part disposed within a magnetic field of the magnet and controlling an up-and-down movement of the lens assembly when... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100128372 - Lens actuator: An exemplary lens actuator includes a lens barrel, a plurality of convex stages and a plurality of stop mechanisms protruding out from a first end surface of the lens barrel, a coil wrapped around the lens barrel, a plurality of magnets, a bracket, and a resilient plate. The resilient plate... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100128370 - Lens module: A lens module includes an upper coupling element, a spring, a magnet yoke, a plurality of magnets, a coil, a lens holder and a lower coupling element. The magnet yoke is disposed under the spring and has a cylindrical inner wall, multiple extension slices and a top wall. The top... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus

20100128369 - Optical package comprising an adjustable lens component coupled to a multi-directional lens flexure: An optical package is provided comprising a lens system, the lens system comprising an adjustable lens component, a plurality of magnetic elements, and a multi-directional lens flexure. The adjustable lens component is mechanically coupled to a lens mounting portion of the multi-directional lens flexure. The magnetic elements comprise at least... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100128373 - Self-aligning spotter mirror: A spotter mirror mountable to a reflector has a back, a front reflecting surface, and a locator. The locator facilitates locating the spotter mirror at a predetermined location on the reflector such that the back of the spotter mirror abuts the reflector.... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100128374 - Portable mirror for displaying an unreversed image: A portable mirror apparatus is described. The apparatus comprises a first mirror portion having a first mirrored side and a second side, and a second mirror portion having a third mirrored side and a fourth side, configured to be coupled perpendicularly by an attachment mechanism to the first mirror portion.... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20100128375 - Dioxazine sulfamoyl compound, colring powder composition for color filter, and color filter: The present invention relates to a pigment composition or pigment dispersion that is ideal for producing the blue pixel portion of a color filter for a liquid crystal display device, and a color filter. The invention has an object of providing a color filter having a blue pixel portion that... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

05/20/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100123943 - Multilayer reflector, authentication card, bar code label, authentication system, and authentication region forming system: Provided is a multilayer reflector about which a complicated step is not required when the molecular alignment of a retardation film is partially relaxed to form a latent image of authentication information, and about which the latent image is not made visible by the generation of unevenness in the surface.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100123944 - Reproduction apparatus and reproduction method: o

20100123945 - Waveform controller, responsive element module, optical switch apparatus, responsive element and optical switch apparatus control method: A waveform controller includes a monitor configured to monitor a waveform of an output pulse obtained by the response of a responsive element to a driving signal supplied thereto and a driving waveform shaper configured to shape a waveform of the driving signal based on a monitoring result obtained by... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100123946 - Display element comprising a reflector: The display element claimed by the invention has a particularly good aperture. In the case of static images, the power consumption of the display element is very low. In one preferred embodiment, the display element also makes possible the presentation of a large color space and can be independent of... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20100123947 - Flat panel display and manufacturing method thereof: A flat panel display includes a first substrate, a thin film transistor formed on the first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, and a light controller formed on the second substrate, wherein the light controller is electrically connected to the thin film transistor, wherein the light controller includes... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100123948 - Bragg mirror and method for making same: In an embodiment, set forth by way of example and not limitation, a Bragg mirror includes a first bi-layer of a first thickness and a second bi-layer of a second thickness which is different from the first thickness. In this exemplary embodiment, the first bi-layer consists essentially of a first... Agent: Tips/maxim C/o Intellevate LLC

20100123949 - Optical amplifying device: An optical amplifying device includes a first optical amplifier for amplifying signal light; a second optical amplifier serially connected with the first optical amplifier; an optical device for compensating deterioration of the signal light, the optical device arranged between the first optical amplifier and the second optical amplifier; a variable... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100123950 - Objective optical system: An objective optical system includes a first group having positive refractive power and a piano-convex lens with the convex surface facing the image side; a second group having positive refractive power and a lens whose extreme-object-side lens surface is a convex surface facing the object side; a third group having... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100123951 - Low background flux telescope: A telescope design is disclosed that has at least some of its interior facing surfaces configured with corner reflectors, so that a detector operatively coupled to the telescope views itself, instead of those surfaces. The corner reflectors may be on, for example, interior facing surfaces of a conventional baffle appended... Agent: Bae Systems

20100123952 - Stereoscopic image display apparatus: A stereoscopic image display apparatus having a function for tracking at least one observer is provided. The stereoscopic image display apparatus includes a detection and calculation module and a display unit. The detection and calculation module detects the position of the observer to configure N views of a displayed image... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100123953 - Light converging sheet unit: A light converging sheet unit includes first and second light converging sheets stacked one on top of the other. The first light converging sheet has first light converging micro-prism structures with a first average peak-to-peak distance between adjacent ones of the first light converging micro-prism structures. The second light converging... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100123954 - Kohler concentrator: One example of a solar voltaic concentrator has a primary Fresnel lens with multiple panels, each of which forms a Köhler integrator with a respective panel of a lenticular secondary lens. The resulting plurality of integrators all concentrate sunlight onto a common photovoltaic cell. Luminaires using a similar geometry are... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group

20100123955 - Projection lens system and projection type display apparatus using the same: A projection lens system includes, in order from the magnification side, a negative first lens group and a positive second lens group, and is telecentric on the reduction side. The first lens group includes a first lens formed as an aspheric lens which is disposed closest to the magnification side.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100123956 - Zoom lens and camera 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, a reflection unit including a reflection surface for bending an optical path, a third lens unit having a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100123957 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having the negative refractive power, and a fourth lens group having the positive refractive power are included in order from an object side, and variation of magnification from a wide-angle... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100123958 - Zoom lens and image pickup device: Disclosed herein is a zoom lens formed by arranging a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, and a third lens group having a positive refractive power in order from an object side to an image side, wherein at a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100123959 - Zoom lens and image pickup device: Disclosed herein is a zoom lens formed by arranging a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, and a third lens group having a positive refractive power in order from an object side to an image side, wherein at a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100123960 - Voice coil motor having holes and sockets for receiving positioning members: An exemplary voice coil motor includes a housing and a movable unit. A top panel of the housing has two positioning through holes. The movable unit includes a barrel holder, and a coil wrapped around the barrel holder. The barrel holder has two positioning sockets corresponding to the two positioning... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100123961 - Peripheral vision safety system and device: A peripheral vision safety system and device expands peripheral vision of an individual without impeding forward vision. The expanded zone of peripheral vision provides a new level of safety for flaggers and other construction site members by reducing the risk of injury or death from passing vehicles, heavy equipment, and... Agent: Flindt Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

05/13/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20100118359 - Holographic projection display with corrected phase coding: A holographic projection display for reconstructing a 3D-scene and a coding method that indicates an improvement of the control value of coding through an iterative Fourier transformations-algorithm are disclosed. The display includes a reproduction system including at least two reproducing means. First reproduction means for reproducing the illuminating means and... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100118360 - Method and device for reconstructing a three-dimensional scene with corrected visibility: A method is disclosed for reconstructing a 3D scene made of object points in a holographic display, wherein the reconstruction is visible from a visibility region. Visibility and/or covering of parts of the 3D scene corresponding to the real parameters is realized, with the reconstruction, for a viewer from every... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100118361 - Image elimination apparatus, image eliminating method and image forming apparatus: An image elimination apparatus includes a first reader configured to read a status of a sheet, a first judgment portion configured to judge whether the read sheet is reusable or not, an image eliminator configured to eliminate an image formed on the sheet, a second reader configured to read the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100118362 - Three-dimensional space scanner: A three-dimensional space scanner is configured so that a reflecting mirror is rotated and tilted so as to scan a mobile object in a horizontal as well as vertical direction, thereby obtaining spatial data.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100118363 - Optical scanning sensor: To provide an optical scanning sensor which performs an object detection with high accuracy by suppressing the mutual interference between scanning light and reflection light, the optical scanning sensor comprises a light projecting unit that projects light, an optical scanning actuator that emits the light from the light projecting unit... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100118364 - Three-dimensional space scanner: A Three Dimensional (3D) space scanner can obtain spatial data by scanning a mobile object not only in the horizontal direction but also in the vertical direction using a mirror that is driven to rotate as well as to tilt.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100118365 - Reflective optical scanning system having minimized aberration: The present invention is a scanning system having spherical mirrors to operate a two-dimensional scanning. Aberration owing to oblique incident light is compensated to reach diffraction limit. With proper metallic coating, the present invention uses a wavelength from ultra-violet light to tera-hertz wavelength... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100118366 - Polarization splitting device, method of manufacturing polarization beam splitter, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: A polarization splitting device includes a polarization beam splitter having a polarization splitting surface and allows P-polarized light to transmit therethrough and reflects S-polarized light. A subwavelength structure grating is formed on the polarization splitting surface with a grating pitch smaller than wavelength of incident light. The polarization splitting device... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100118367 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same: An optical scanning apparatus and an image forming apparatus using the same, overcoming spot rotation due to scanning line curvature and wavefront aberration deterioration, including an incident optical system for guiding beam emitted from a light source to a deflector, and an imaging optical system for forming image of the... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100118368 - Light scanning device and image forming device: A light scanning device includes a light source outputting a laser beam, a light deflecting unit having a light reflecting unit, the light deflecting unit being adapted to be rotatable about a predetermined axis and scanning an object with the laser beam reflected by the light reflecting unit, a drive... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100118369 - Optical scanning device, image display device and retinal scanning display: An optical scanning device includes an optical scanning element which has a reflection mirror and is configured to perform reciprocating scanning of an optical flux radiated from a light source by resonance oscillations of the reflection mirror; a photo detector which is arranged at a position which a portion of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100118370 - Oscillating body apparatus and manufacturing method thereof, optical deflector and image forming apparatus: An oscillating body apparatus comprises an oscillating plate oscillatably supported around a torsion axis by a support portion for a fixing portion and driving the oscillating plate around the torsion axis by a resonance frequency, the oscillating plate having a region forming a groove portion for adjusting a mass of... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100118372 - Micromirror device and micromirror array: A movable beam (182a) and a movable beam (182b) each having one end fixed to a frame portion (181) of a mirror substrate (108) are provided inside the frame portion (181). The movable beam (182a) and the movable beam (182b) each having one end fixed to a corresponding to one... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100118371 - Three-dimensional space scanner: A three-dimensional space scanner can obtain spatial data by scanning a space around a mobile object not only in the horizontal direction but also in the vertical direction to measure a distance to a surrounding obstacle using a mirror that is driven to rotate as well as to tilt.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100118373 - Micro shutter device and method of manufacturing the same: A micro shutter device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. A barrier is provided to define a unit pixel. Film actuators are formed within the unit pixel. The film actuators are configured to be bent in opposite directions to each other from a substrate so that light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100118374 - Methodology of maintaining cct for white light using led: The present invention relates generally to a methodology of maintaining correlated colour temperature (CCT) of light beam from lighting means by having a processing means to instruct several lighting means groups, wherein each group has different CCT ranges, that are arranged together, to provide light beam of intended CCT, if... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100118375 - Tunable single sideband modulators based on electro-optic optical whispering gallery mode resonators and their applications: Photonic devices and techniques based on tunable single sideband (SSB) modulation in whispering gallery mode resonators formed of electro-optic materials to effectuate coupling between whispering gallery modes of different polarizations.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100118376 - Multi-layered photochromic sheet and photochromic glass prepared therefrom: The present invention relates to a multi-layered photochromic sheet and a photo chromic glass prepared therefrom. In particular, the present invention relates to a multi-layered photochromic sheet having excellent durability by reducing a decomposition rate of photochromic dye, in which two or more photochromic films consisting of an oxygen or... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100118377 - Dynamic reflectarray technology for electro-optical sensors: An array of two or more tunable electro-optical reflecting elements where the phase response of one or more elements may be adjusted by a variety of approaches including, but not limited to: a liquid crystal superstrate, schottky contact(s), ultra-violet radiation pulses, and illumination of photoconductive substrates. Methods and apparatus for... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100118379 - Barrier and image display device with the same: A 3D image display device with a 2D or 3D image mode switching barrier is provided. The image display device includes an image panel, color change regions spaced apart from each other in a repetitive pattern and selectively change into light transmission regions or light blockage regions, and a barrier... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100118378 - Security document circuit: The authenticity of a security document, such as a bank note, is verified by use of a security feature arranged in or on the document, which security feature comprises an antenna arranged to receive EM-radiation from an external energy source; a rectifier arranged to receive electric energy from the antenna... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100118380 - Temperature activated optical films: The present invention discloses a multilayer dielectric optical structure wherein one of the optical materials in the multilayer structure shows an optically isotropic state above and a birefringent state below a characteristic temperature Tc near the room temperature. The optical structure reflects a predetermined wavelength range of electromagnetic radiation above... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100118381 - Light modulation device: A modulation device based on electrowetting cells (EW cells), phase or amplitude or both simultaneously as a complex value of incident light is modulated in each EW cell. An EW cell includes at least one chamber with at least two fluids which are separated by an interface, external and internal... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100118382 - Analog interferometric modulator device with electrostatic actuation and release: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device includes a first electrode, a second electrode electrically insulated from the first electrode, and a third electrode electrically insulated from the first electrode and the second electrode. The MEMS device also includes a support structure which separates the first electrode from the second electrode and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100118385 - Electrophoretic particles and production process thereof: Electrophoretic particles are constituted by pigment particles provided with a polymer chain connected with a polymerization initiation group at a surface of pigment particle. The resultant electrophoretic particles are excellent particle size uniformity and dispersibility.... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100118384 - Multi-layer sheet for use in electro-optic displays: A multi-layer film, useful as a front sub-assembly in electro-optic displays, comprises, in this order: a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer (114); a light-transmissive first protective layer (112); a light-transmissive moisture barrier layer (108); and a light-transmissive second protective layer (106). This multi-layer film can be used in forming an electro-optic display... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20100118383 - Reflective display and method for manufacturing such a display: The invention relates to a reflective display (1) comprising a substrate (4) and a reflective layer (3), e.g. comprising microcapsules (2) with an electrophoretic suspension arranged to reflect incident light (12) passing through the substrate (4), wherein the substrate (4) is structured so as to form a plurality of funnel-shaped... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100118386 - Apparatus and methods of broadband second harmonic generation: Apparatus and methods for second harmonic generation with a waveguide. In one embodiment, a method includes the steps of providing a waveguide, wherein the waveguide has a substrate, and a polydomain epitaxial thin film on the substrate, wherein the polydomain epitaxial thin film defines a plane and has a first... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20100118387 - Optical amplifier: An optical amplifier apparatus for amplifying a wavelength division signal light includes a detector for detecting an inputted wavelength division signal light, a dispersion compensator for compensating for a dispersion of the inputted wavelength division signal light, an optical amplifier for amplifying the inputted wavelength division signal light after compensation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100118388 - Amplifying optical fiber and method of manufacturing: Disclosed is an amplifying optical fiber having a central core and an optical cladding surrounding the central core. The central core is based on a silica matrix that includes nanoparticles, which are composed of a matrix material that includes doping ions of at least one rare earth element. The amplifying... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20100118389 - Ultrafast alexandrite laser amplifier using diode laser sources: Ultrafast laser amplifier systems based on titanium doped sapphire are useful tools in science and industry. Their wider usage is limited by the high system costs, which results mainly from the use of the solid state pump lasers in the green wavelength range. This invention replaces the titanium doped sapphire... Agent: Joerg Heinrich

20100118390 - Sub-wavelength metallic apertures as light enhancement devices: Light enhancement devices, applications for the light enhancement devices, and methods for making the light enhancement devices are provided. The light enhancement devices include a substrate and a film of metal disposed over the substrate, the film of metal including at least one cavity. The cavity may be of various... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100118391 - Flat display apparatus: An optical filter 17 is attached to the display screen surface of a flat display panel 3 of a flat display apparatus. The optical filter 17 is constituted of a lamination of an electromagnetic-wave blocking sheet 17A, an infrared-radiation absorbing and color-tone correcting sheet 17B and an ambient light antireflective... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100118392 - Polarizer: A polarizer of the present invention having a higher level of polarization performance for a light in the deep ultraviolet wavelength range includes: a substrate transparent to deep ultraviolet light; and a periodic structure including a plurality of structural elements at predetermined intervals on the substrate, the polarizer being configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100118393 - Electronic device for biological microscopy: An electronic device for biological microscopy includes a display unit and a main body adapted to the display unit, wherein an auto-focus microscope, an inspection area, and a computer are housed within the main body. The inspection area includes a first side and a second side opposite to the first... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100118396 - Confocal microscope apparatus: A microscope apparatus includes a first optical system which illuminates a sample via an objective lens with light output from a light source and which detects fluorescence emitted from the sample via the objective lens, and a second optical scanning system which irradiates specific regions of the sample with a... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100118394 - Microscope for conventional fluorescence microscopy and total internal reflection microscopy: A microscope for conventional fluorescence microscopy (epi-fluorescence) and for total internal reflection microscopy, comprising at least one light source (1) for the conventional fluorescent illumination and at least one light source (2) for the evanescent illumination, and comprising an objective (4), wherein the illumination light coming from the light sources... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20100118395 - Modular objective assembly: A modular laser objective for use with a microscope is provided. A mounting modular body permits the modular objective to be releasably mounted to the turret of a microscope. The objective has an optical axis that penults an image beam to be emitted through the objective toward the eyepiece of... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

20100118397 - Reduced laser speckle projection screen: A projection screen reduces laser speckle. Cells having non-zero volume are arranged on the projection screen so as to receive laser light. The cells are at least partially filled with a light scattering media. The laser light enters the cells and is spatially scattered. The light emerging from the cells... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20100118398 - Method for producing polarisation filters and use of polarisation-sensitive photo-sensors and polarisation-generating reproduction devices: The invention relates to a method for producing polarisation-sensitive and/or polarising filters, in addition to the use of polarisation-sensitive photosensors in order to measure the polarisation of incident light. The invention also relates to embodiments of polarisation-sensitive sensors in order to measure rotational angles and powerful electric or magnetic fields,... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100118399 - Method for producing polarizing plate, polarizing plate, optical film, and image display: A method of the present invention for producing a polarizing plate including a polarizer and a transparent protective film provided on one side of the polarizer with an adhesive layer interposed therebetween, include the steps of: (A) irradiating at least one side of a polarizer with vacuum ultraviolet rays to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100118400 - Projection system using reflective polarizers: A projection system comprising a first imaging component, at least a second imaging component, and a color combiner. The first and second imaging components each comprise an imager and a reflective polarizer that is configured to at least partially separate a light beam from the imager into a first portion... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100118401 - Guardrail block and reflector system: A guardrail block includes an attachable support for signage, such as a reflector. The reflector may be mountable on the support, and the support may be integrated with a base or may be separate and attached to the base. For example, a support may be snap fit into the base... Agent: Christopher Paradies, Ph.d.

20100118402 - Optical image stabilizer and optical apparatus: The optical image stabilizer (100) includes a first movable part including a first lens (11a) having one of positive and negative optical powers, a second movable part including a second lens (11b) having the other of the optical powers, and an actuator driving the first and second movable parts in... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100118403 - Layered light guide with diffractive structures: A layered light guide structure has a number of planar light guides arranged in a stack to receive a number of different color light beams from the edge of the light guides. Each of the planar light guides has one or more diffractive structures imparted or provided on its upper... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20100118404 - Antireflection optical device and method of manufacturing master: An optical device is provided including plural structures formed of a convex portion or a concave portion are arranged on the surface of a base member with a fine pitch equal to or less than the wavelength of visible light. The structures are arranged on the surface of the base... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100118405 - Telescoping cylindrical piezoelectric fiber composite actuator assemblies: Actuator assemblies are formed by at least one cylinder where each cylinder is formed by at least one piezoelectric fiber composite actuator adapted to have actuation energy applied thereto.... Agent: National Aeronautics And Space Administration Langley Research Center

20100118406 - Antireflection film: Disclosed is an antireflection film having high antifouling property. Specifically disclosed is an antireflection film comprising a transparent base, a high refractive index layer and a low refractive index layer. The low refractive index layer is made of a cured product of a polymerizable composition which contains hollow fine particles... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100118407 - Method of reflecting impinging electromagnetic radiation and limiting heating caused by absorbed electromagnetic radiation using engineered surfaces on macro-scale objects: A method of reflecting impinging electromagnetic radiation by using engineered surfaces of alternating layers of materials having different indices of refraction is described. These layers can be fabrication or applied onto the surfaces of macro-scale objects. Also, a method of limiting the heating within the interior of an object being... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100118408 - Display device and method of fabricating the same: The present invention provides a display device and a method of fabricating the same. The display device includes a substrate, a transflective layer including first diffusive layers and second diffusive layers alternately arranged on the substrate, the first diffusive layers including a first diffusive material having a first refractive index,... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100118409 - Method for deposition of a porous anti-relection layer, and glass having an anti-reflection layer: The present disclosure relates to a method for deposition of an anti-reflection layer, in which glass particles are embedded in a titanium oxide containing matrix that is produced by a sol-gel method.... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP

20100118410 - Lens assembly, lens assembly array and method of making the same: A first lens having a first bottom surface and a first top surface at opposite sides thereof; and a first supporter having a first supporting surface and a second supporting surface at opposite sides thereof, the first supporting surface being flat, the second supporting surface being in contact with the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100118411 - Integrator and illuminating apparatus using the integrator: Provided is a small size optical system having functions of a luminous flux splitting optical system or those of a luminous flux integrating optical system and functions of a fly's eye integrator. The integrator is provided with two surfaces. A first surface (111) is composed of a first unit surface,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100118412 - Three-dimensional left-handed metamaterial: A three-dimensional left-handed metamaterial having a completely new constitution, which functions as a three-dimensional electromagnetic wave propagation medium and in which an equivalent permittivity and a permeability of the medium simultaneously take negative values. The three-dimensional left-handed metamaterial is structured such that cubic unit cells 5 are disposed repeatedly in... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100118414 - Membrane deformable optical device having improved actuation: This relates to an optical device comprising at least one deformable membrane (2), a support (1.5), actuating means (50, 51) for loading the membrane (2) to deform it, the membrane (2) being provided with a zone (2.3) for anchoring to the support (1.5) and a substantially central zone (2.1) suitable... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100118413 - Micro-shutter device and method of manufacturing the same: Micro-shutter device applicable to display devices including a flexible display device and method of manufacturing same are provided. Micro-shutter device includes membrane. Frame including receiving hole in its center portion is bonded to membrane. Transparent substrate is bonded to frame to encapsulate optical fluid received in receiving hole. Actuator varies... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100118415 - Optical plate for an imaging camera: An optical plate for an imaging camera is proposed that is used for further deepening the depth of field. The optical plate is orthogonal to the optical axis, that, in shape, (1) is an optical plate that has the same effective aperture diameter as the imaging camera and is attached... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100118416 - Imaging lens: The present invention is an imaging lens of which optical performance does not deteriorate even in a high temperature environment, various aberrations are well corrected, optical length is short, and back focus is sufficiently secured, the imaging lens comprising a first junction type compound lens, an aperture stop S, a... Agent: Venable LLP

20100118417 - Optical system for taking image: An optical system for taking image comprises three lens elements with refractive power, wherein a first lens element with positive refractive power includes at least one aspheric surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power, and a third lens element with negative refractive power includes at least one aspheric... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100118418 - Wide angle lens: A wide angle lens especially suitable for digital single lens reflex cameras is described. The lens offers the advantages of superior performance while using fewer lens elements thus reducing size and cost to manufacture. The lens consists of two lens groups separated by an aperture stop. The first lens group... Agent: Law Office Of Mark Wisnosky

20100118419 - Method of constructing physical lens based on depth-of-focus characteristics, and lens with extended depth of focus constructed by the method: A method of constructing a physical lens based on depth of focus characteristics and an axially symmetric lens with an extended depth of focus constructed by the method are provided. An expression is deduced by substituting a depth of focus characteristic and a relation between vectors of arbitrary points on... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100118420 - Image capture lens: An image capture lens is disclosed. The image capture lens includes a glass substrate having a first side and an opposing second side, a first lens material with a first refractive index, and a second lens material with a second refractive index higher than the first refractive index. The first... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100118421 - Sub-micron adjustable mount for supporting a component and method: An optical assembly includes a light path and at least one optic to be positioned in the path. A support arrangement supports the optic having a foot arrangement including at least one foot that receives a direct manipulation with the foot slidingly engaged against a support surface to move the... Agent: Emcore Corporation

20100118422 - Concealed tri-fold mirror with hidden storage compartment and external storage: A folding multipart mirror and storage device which is concealed within an ornamental cover. The folding multipart mirror has side mirror extensions that fold together to form a compact structure which minimizes space when not in use. When folded, the rear surface of the side mirror extensions can optionally be... Agent: John C. Smith, P.A.

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20100110514 - Security articles and devices containing coded holographic platelets and methods of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides for a security article for anti-counterfeit (21, 31), authentication and/or tracking purposes, comprising a substrate material (25, 32) including at least one, but preferably several encoded metal holographic platelets, wherein each platelet (22, 33) carries a surface relief diffractive structure and can be authenticated by inspection... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100110515 - Notch filter system: A notch filter system, where multiple filter passes of a light signal may be effected for removing a target spectral component from the light signal, is provided. Advantageously, the notch filter system may be tunable. A cascade notch filter system is provided which includes multiple notch filters arranged in a... Agent: Photon Etc.

20100110516 - Projection system and method including spatial light modulator and compact diffractive optics: A method and apparatus for a projection display system includes a spatial light modulator and a volume illumination hologram. The spatial light modulator comprises a digital micromirror device, and the projection system includes a laser light source to produce a sequence of collimated, colored, light beams for the illumination hologram.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100110517 - Optical scanning device and two-dimensional image display device using the same: An optical scanning device capable of stably and uniformly performing linear optical scanning by using a high-brightness light source is provided. The device includes: at least one laser light source (11) for emitting a laser light; a deflection section (15) for deflecting and scanning the laser light emitted from the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100110518 - Mems anchors: The invention relates to an improved apparatus and method for the design and manufacture of MEMS anchoring structures for light modulators in order to address the stresses of beams mounted on them.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20100110519 - Domestic viewing panel unit: A domestic viewing panel unit for a door, comprising: a first panel comprising one or more first panel light transparent regions that are substantially transparent to visible light and one or more first panel light hindering regions which substantially hinder transmission of visible light; a second panel comprising one or... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100110520 - Electronically controlled stage lighting system: A lighting system operating using a digital mirror as its operative device. The digital mirror is used to shape the light which is a passed through advanced optical devices in order to produce an output.... Agent: Law Office Of Scott C Harris Inc

20100110521 - Coating composition and photochromic optical article: [Means for Solution] The coating composition comprise (a) a fine granular silica having a grain size of not larger than 30 nm; (b) organosilicon compound components containing an epoxy group-containing organosilicon compound (b1) and tetraalkoxysilane (b2) at a mass ratio (b1/b2) of 0.25 to 4.0; (c) water; and (d) a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100110522 - Display device using electrochromism and methods of driving the same: Provided is a display device using electrochromism and methods of driving the same. The display device may include an electrochromic device, a plurality of first electrodes electrically connected to upper electrodes of the electrochromic device, and a plurality of second electrodes electrically connected to lower electrodes of the electrochromic device.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100110523 - Automotive rearview mirror assembly: An automotive rearview mirror assembly includes an electrochromic reflective element having a transparent electrical conductor disposed at a second surface of a first substrate and a mirror reflector disposed at a third surface of a second substrate. The mirror assembly includes electrochromic mirror dimming circuitry for controlling dimming of the... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100110524 - Speckle mitigation in laser scanner projector systems: Laser scanner projection systems that reduce the appearance of speckle in a scanned laser image are provided. The laser projection system includes a visible light source having at least one laser, a scanning element and a system controller. The system controller is programmed to generate a scanned laser image. The... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100110525 - Ultra-wide band slow light structure using plasmonic graded grating structures: A slow light system includes a substrate and a metal layer formed thereon, the metal layer having a graded grating structure formed at a surface thereof, wherein the grating depth of the grating structure is sized such that surface-plasmon polariton dispersion behavior of the grating structure differs at different respective... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20100110526 - Method and device for multistate interferometric light modulation: A multi-state light modulator comprises a first reflector 104. A first electrode 142 is positioned at a distance from the first reflector 104. A second reflector 14 is positioned between the first reflector 104 and the first electrode 142. The second reflector 14 is movable between an undriven position, a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100110528 - Special optical modulation array device and a method of fabricating the same: A spatial optical modulation array device includes regularly packed micro optical-electrical-mechanical pixels in a planner configuration on a semiconductor substrate, each pixel electrically actuated independently and thus operated optically in the binary modes, reflection and diffraction to incident illumination. Subject to the electrostatic contraction or compulsion driven by a pixel... Agent: J C Patents

20100110527 - Thermal conduction by encapsulation: A packaged electronic device includes a substrate with an upper surface interrupted by a well formed in the substrate. The well has a substrate bottom surface and a substrate sidewall. An electronic device is located in the well over the substrate bottom surface and has a device top surface and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100110529 - Biaxial mirror color selecting micro imager: A controllable reflecting device having an array of bi-axial mirrors that are capable of pivoting in at least four directions is described. At least three primary colored light beams are directed at each of the bi-axial mirror in three of the four pivoting directions, one for each of the primary... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100110530 - Particles for display media and information display panel: Particles for display media are constructed as spherical resin fine particles, in which functional groups indicating positively-charging properties are existent on their surfaces, which are obtained by polymerizing monomer by utilizing initiator having functional groups indicating positively-charging properties produced by reacting organic alkyl sulfonates and both terminal ends of azo... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100110531 - Reflective full color display: Reflective color displays. Each pixel or sub-pixel of the display preferably comprises at least one magneto-optical element that can rotate in more than two stable positions, displaying a color corresponding to each position. Thus each element can display more than one color (in addition to black, if desired). Multiple elements... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100110532 - Electro-wetting apparatus, varifocal lens, optical pick-up apparatus, optical recording/reproducing apparatus, droplet operating apparatus, optical device, zoom lens, imaging apparatus, light modulator, display apparatus, strobe apparatus, and method of d: An electro-wetting apparatus includes a liquid having conductivity or polarity and a first electrode and a second electrode that apply voltage to the liquid. The electro-wetting apparatus also includes a dielectric layer provided between the liquid and the first electrode. The electro-wetting apparatus further includes a voltage-applying unit that applies... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100110533 - Laser light source, and image display apparatus and processing apparatus using the same: A laser light source (100) includes a semiconductor laser (101), a wavelength converting element (104) made of a non-linear optical crystal for converting excitation light from the semiconductor laser (101) into wavelength converted light having a wavelength different from the wavelength of the excitation light, a photodiode (109) for measuring... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100110534 - Wavelength conversion element, wavelength conversion method, phase matching method, and light source device: A wavelength conversion element is provided as one including a monocrystalline nonlinear optical crystal. The nonlinear optical crystal has: a plurality of first regions having a polarity direction along a predetermined direction; a plurality of second regions having a polarity direction opposite to the predetermined direction; an entrance face into... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100110535 - Laser systems with doped fiber components: A laser amplifier includes a pump source and an optically active fiber having an input portion configured to receive a signal source and an output portion. The pump source is optically coupled to the optically active fiber. The laser amplifier also includes an output fiber optically coupled to the output... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100110537 - Microchip-yb fiber hybrid optical amplifier for micro-machining and marking: The invention describes techniques for the control of the spatial as well as spectral beam quality of multi-mode fiber amplification of high peak power pulses as well as using such a configuration to replace the present diode-pumped, Neodynium based sources. Perfect spatial beam-quality can be ensured by exciting the fundamental... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100110536 - Optical amplifier and production method thereof: A small-sized, highly efficient optical amplifier having a PLZT optical waveguide layer to which a rare earth element is added, and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. Disclosed is an optical amplifier including an optical waveguide layer, the optical waveguide layer including Pb1-xLax(ZryTi1-y)1-x/4 O3 (PLZT: 0<x<0.3, 0<y<1.0), being... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100110538 - Microscope system: Disclosed is a microscope system (1) for sequential observation of different fluorescent dyes that are accumulated in a tissue located in an object plane (22). An illumination system (70) of the microscope system (1) for illuminating the object plane (22) with illumination radiation has at least two operating states. In... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100110539 - Reflective triplet optical form with external rear aperture stop for cold shielding: An all-reflecting, non-relayed optical system having an aperture stop and an optical axis and configured to provide images of objects. The system includes a positive power primary mirror configured to receive radiation from the objects, a negative power secondary mirror configured to receive the radiation reflected from the primary mirror... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100110540 - Variable magnification optics with spray cooling: A collection optics having variable magnification, and which enable changing magnification without stopping the spray cooling. The variable magnification is provided by a turret that carries several objectives of different magnifications. A frame is provided above the turret, wherein the spray cooling is provided. By rotating the turret and changing... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20100110541 - Microscope slide coverslip and uses thereof: A slide microscope microscope slide coverslip constructed of a glass or plastic plate having an indicium thereon which can be used to uniquely or non-uniquely identify the microscope slide coverslip or the microscope slide to which the microscope slide coverslip is attached and/or provide information therefor. The indicium, such as... Agent: Dunlap Codding, P.C.

20100110542 - Polarizing lens: In a polarizing lens L which is obtained by a process in which a polarizing plate H formed by bonding protective films 2 and 3 to the both sides of a polarizing thin film 1 of polyvinyl alcohol, a thermoplastic resin film 10 is bonded to one side of the... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100110543 - Laminated quarter wave plate:

20100110544 - Magnetically repositionable reflective safety devices: The present invention provides a magnetically repositionable reflective device for enhancing the visibility of objects, persons and pets, especially in low light environments. The device comprises a magnetically responsive element within a reflective sheath.... Agent: Kagan Binder, PLLC

20100110545 - Retroreflective article: A retroreflective object having a retroreflective clement layer in which a large number of cube corner retroreflective elements of total internal reflection type are disposed. In the back surface of the retroreflective element layer, an optical characteristic adjusting layer is partially provided, and in the back surface of the optical... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100110546 - Photonics device: Provided is a photonics device. The photonics device includes a distribution Bragg reflector (DBR), first and second waveguides disposed at both sides of the DBR, first lenses disposed between the DBR and the first waveguides, and second lenses disposed between the DBR and the second waveguides.... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100110547 - Imaging device, and diffraction grating lens for use in the device: Herein, Λmin is a minimum zonal pitch 12; m is an order of diffraction; νd is an Abbe number of the lens substrate material with respect to the d-line; λ is a wavelength; f is an effective focal length; and hmax is an effective radius 13 of the face on... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100110548 - Diffractive optical element and method of making the same: A diffractive optical element according to the present invention includes: a lens body 11 with a blazed grating 13 on an aspheric surface 11a thereof; and an optical adjustment layer 15 that covers the diffraction grating 13. The lens body 11 is made of a first material 14a and the... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100110549 - Optical element and method for machining die for optical element: An optical element having a phase structure on the optical surface formed of a plurality of optical function surfaces divided through a plurality of stepped portions. The sculpture height of each of the stepped portions is set lower than that of the optical function surface. Thus, precision of profile is... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100110550 - Variable transmission composite interference filter: Now, according to the present invention, interference filters are provided that incorporate two band pass interference filters into a single composite interference filter. The two filters each have at least one band pass curve that is centered at the same wavelength for light that is incident at a given angle... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100110551 - Light extraction film with high index backfill layer and passivation layer: A multifunctional optical film for enhancing light extraction includes a flexible substrate, a structured layer, a high index backfill layer, and an optional passivation layer. The structured layer effectively uses microreplicated diffractive or scattering nanostructures located near enough to the light generation region to enable extraction of an evanescent wave... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100110552 - Antireflection structural body: Provided is an antireflection structural body including a substrate having a property of transmitting light in a wavelength range to be used and an antireflection layer arranged on the substrate. This structural body exhibits high antireflection performance, and provides a high degree of freedom in selecting a material to be... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20100110553 - Rearview mirror assemblies with anisotropic polymer laminates: Anisotropic film laminates for use in image-preserving reflectors such as rearview automotive mirror assemblies, and related methods of fabrication. A film may comprise an anisotropic layer such as a light-polarizing layer and other functional layers. The film having controlled water content is heated under omnidirectional pressure and vacuum to a... Agent: Gentex Corporation C/o Quarles & Brady LLP

20100110554 - Optical film and image display device: In the formula (I), m is 40% by mol or more and 100% by mol or less. R1 and R2 each independently denote a substituent having a carbon-carbon double bond or a triple bond. A, A′, B, B′, E, G, and H each denote a substituent, and small letters corresponding... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100110556 - External-cavity one-dimensional multi-wavelength beam combining of two-dimensional laser elements: An external-cavity one-dimensional multi-wavelength beam combiner that performs wavelength beam combining along a stacking dimension of a laser stack formed of a plurality of laser arrays, each laser array configured to generate optical radiation having a unique wavelength, and each of the plurality of laser arrays including a plurality of... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP

20100110555 - Monolithic lenticular card: In one embodiment of the present invention, a process for making a lenticular card includes the steps of: (a) providing a transparent sheet having a first planar side and a second side having a lenticulated region; and (b) forming a printed image on the first planar side. The printed image... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100110557 - Tactical radiating device for directed energy: A tactical radiating device for directed energy includes at least two generators of high energy directed beams. At least one beam combining system combines high energy directed beams emitted by the generators into a combined high energy beam. A focusing device focuses the combined high energy beam.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100110558 - Composite optical dividing device: A composite optical-dividing component receives a light beam. There are mixed-bands in the light beam. The composite optical-dividing component includes a first optical-patch and a second optical-patch. The first optical-patch has multiple micro-structural lenses in an identical shape. Each micro-structural lens receives the light beam and generates a deflecting light... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100110559 - System, method and apparatus for cloaking: An apparatus and method of cloaking is described. An object to be cloaked is disposed such that the cloaking apparatus is between the object and an observer. The appearance of the object is altered and, in the limit, the object cannot be observed, and the background appears unobstructed. The cloak... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100110560 - Varifocal lens and imaging apparatus including the same: Provided are a varifocal lens having a focal length that may be electrically controlled, and an imaging apparatus including focal length. Varifocal lens includes fluid sealed between two transparent flexible layers. An upper flexible layer is supported by support plate having opening having a lens shape, and vacuum is maintained... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100110561 - Rear focus wide-angle lens system and electronic imaging device using the same: o

20100110562 - Lens unit and image capturing device: A lens unit includes a first lens having positive power, a second lens having positive power, an aperture stop, a third lens having negative power, and a fourth lens. The first lens, the second lens, the aperture stop, the third lens, and the fourth lens are arranged in order from... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100110563 - Lens unit and image capturing device: A lens unit includes a first lens having positive power, an aperture stop, a meniscal second lens having negative power, a meniscal third lens having positive power, and a fourth lens including an object side surface and an image side surface, each being aspherical and including at least one inflection... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100110564 - Optical element, optical system having the same and endoscope using the same: An optical element is made of a transparent medium L1 that is rotationally symmetric relative to the central axis 2 with a refractive index greater than 1, in which the transparent medium L1 has a first transmissive surface 11 arranged at the outermost periphery relative to the central axis 2,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100110565 - Optical element, optical system having the same and endoscope using the same: An optical element that is made of a transparent medium L1 rotationally symmetric relative to the central axis 2 with a refractive index greater than 1, wherein the transparent medium L1 has a first transmissive surface 11, a first reflective surface 12, a second reflective surface 13 arranged at an... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100110566 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes, in order from an object side to an image surface side: a diaphragm 2, a first lens 3 having a positive power whose convex surface faces the object side, and a second lens 4 that is a meniscus lens having a negative power whose convex surface... Agent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP Kodak/androlia

20100110567 - Bi-layer adhesive for lens lamination: A method for laminating a film on to an optical article and a bi-layer adhesive for use in the method. The bi-layer adhesive includes a latex adhesive layer and an HMA layer sequentially disposed on the film and dried to form a solid layer of uniform thinness throughout to provide... Agent: Keusey & Associates, P.C.

20100110568 - Modular afocal variator optical system providing focus with constant magnification: The present invention provides optical systems containing an afocal variator able to impart focus means to the optical system, as well as essentially constant magnification throughout the focal translation. The present application teaches a specific formula or set of spacing requirements for the positioning of the afocal variator that can... Agent: Greenlee Winner And Sullivan P C

20100110569 - Lens system: A lens system includes a first lens and a second lens in order from the object side thereof. The first lens includes a first optical portion and a first mounting portion surrounding the first optical portion. The second lens includes a second optical portion with a convex object side surface,... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100110571 - Lens holder driving device and image pickup unit employing planary-driven polymer actuator: There are provided a lens holder being capable of holding a lens and having flange portions at opposite end portions thereof along an optical axis, a planary-driven actuator including driving arm portions having lens holder support points for holding the outer surface of the lens holder at a plurality of... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100110570 - X-y adjustable optical mount: An optical element mount has an inner member suspended within an outer member by a plurality of flexures. A first and a second translational adjustment apparatus are disposed to translate the inner member within a translation plane that is orthogonal to an optical axis, wherein each translational adjustment apparatus has... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100110572 - Multimodal optical imaging: Provided herein are devices, systems, and methods for multimodal optical imaging. The devices include a filter assembly that is capable of rotary action during real time image acquisition. The systems include such filter assemblies, which are detachable or integrated in the systems. The methods include techniques for capturing image targets... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

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