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Optical: systems and elements August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100214634 - Holographic reconstruction system with an optical wave tracking means: A holographic reconstruction system is disclosed with spatial light modulation means, modulating interferable light waves from light sources with at least one video hologram, comprising optical focusing means, focusing the modulated light waves with the reconstructed object light points for at least one eye position for the eyes of observers... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100214635 - Display device, display method and head-up display: A display device, generating light flux containing image information and making the light flux incident to one-eye of an image viewer by controlling an angle of divergence of the light flux is provided. The device includes a first lens, a second lens and an angle of divergence control device provided... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100214636 - Method of manufacturing oscillator device, and optical deflector and image forming apparatus: A method of manufacturing an oscillator device having a fixed member and an oscillation plate supported by the fixed member through a supporting member for oscillation around a torsion axis, the oscillation plate being driven at a resonance frequency around the torsion axis, includes a frequency regulating step based on... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100214637 - Light- source driving device, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: In a light-source driving device, a high-frequency clock generating circuit generates two high-frequency clock signals having mutually different phases, an image-data creating circuit creates a plurality of image data corresponding to a plurality of light-emitting units according to image information, and a write control circuit creates a plurality of modulated... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100214638 - Method and apparatus for three-dimensional targeting using galvano motor scanning apparatus: This invention relates to a method of three-dimensional targeting, by galvano motor scanning head means using a combination of pre-objective and post-objective scanning techniques whereby a collimated input to collimated output beamexpander (2, 3) is used to size a beam or laser beam input into said galvano motor scanning head... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100214639 - Optical tomography system with high-speed scanner: An object of interest is illuminated within the field of view of a microscope objective lens located to receive light passing through the object of interest. Light transmitted through the microscope objective lens impinges upon a variable power element. The variable power element is driven with respect to the microscope... Agent: George A Leone, Sr Citadel Patent Law

20100214641 - Crystallization apparatus, crystallization method, device and phase modulation element: The present invention comprises a light modulation optical system having a first element which forms a desired light intensity gradient distribution to an incident light beam and a second element which forms a desired light intensity minimum distribution with an inverse peak shape to the same, and an image formation... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100214640 - Optical mask, and light source device: This optical mask is an optical mask which applies spatial intensity modulation to input light in a beam cross-section and outputs a light after being subjected to the modulation, and when regions A0 to Ap defined by circumferences with p radiuses r1 to rp (p is an even number, rp>rp−1>... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100214642 - Method and device for modulating light with optical compensation: An interferometric modulator (Imod) cavity has a reflector and an induced absorber. A direct view reflective flat panel display may include an array of the modulators. Adjacent spacers of different thicknesses are fabricated on a substrate by a lift-off technique used to pattern the spacers which are deposited separately, each... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100214644 - Interference light modulator and display apparatus employing the same: The present invention relates to an interference optical modulator and a display apparatus having the same. The display apparatus includes a metal thin film and a dielectric multiple thin film spaced apart from the metal thin film. The display apparatus may realize colors by changing an interval between the metal... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100214643 - Mems device with integrated via and spacer: A MEMS device and fabrication method are disclosed. A bottom substrate having an insulating layer sandwiched between an upper layer and a lower layer may be bonded to a device layer. One or more portions of the upper layer may be selectively removed to form one or more device cavities.... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20100214645 - Separable modulator: A separable modulator architecture is disclosed. The modulator has a mirror suspended from a flexible layer over a cavity. The flexible layer also forms supports and support posts for the mirror. An alternative separable modulator architecture has a mirror suspended over a cavity. The modulator is supported by supports and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100214646 - Spatial light modulator and display apparatus: The present invention provides an image projection system comprising a spatial light modulator (SLM) comprises a plurality of pixel elements, wherein each of the pixel elements further comprises a deflectable mirror, and at least a first electrode and a second electrode for controlling the deflectable mirror to deflect to different... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20100214647 - Reflective display apparatus: A reflective display apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a display layer and a light shielding layer. The first substrate has a driving circuit layer and the second substrate has a transparent electrode layer opposite to the driving circuit layer. The display layer is disposed between the driving... Agent: Portal Ipr Services

20100214648 - Optical wavelength tunable filter: An acousto-optical tunable filter is disclosed. The filter includes a medium having one or more indices of refractions alterable by the application of acoustic waves to the medium. The filter also includes an acoustic transducer coupled to the medium to generate the acoustic waves Altering the frequency of the acoustic... Agent: Ipxlaw Group LLP

20100214649 - Optical fiber amplifier having nanostructures: Disclosed is a stimulated Raman scattering effect (SRS), amplifying optical fiber that includes a central core comprising a dielectric matrix that is capable of vibrating at a given frequency (ωRaman) under the effect of a pump signal. The optical fiber includes at least one kind of metallic nanostructure that is... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20100214650 - Butterfly laser: Systems and devices enabling a highly compact design for a fiber-based lasing and/or amplifying system are disclosed. In some instances, a tightly-coiled active optical fiber may be coupled with a seed source and a pump source for optical amplification and other applications. Such systems can be disposed in a small... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100214651 - Reflective semiconductor optical amplifier (rsoa), rsoa module having the same, and passive optical network using the same: A Reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (RSOA) for compensating for light loss in an optical link, an RSOA module for improving polarization dependency using the RSOA, and a Passive Optical Network (PON) for increasing economical efficiency and practical use of a bandwidth using the RSOA are provided. The PON includes a... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100214652 - Folded optical system and a lens for use in the optical system: An optical system having an optical axis, the optical system comprising: (I) a light source; (II) a reflector; (III) a lens component situated between the light source and the reflector; (IV) a receiver, wherein the light source and the receiver are situated substantially symmetrically and are decentered with respect to... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100214653 - Microscope having internal focusing: The invention relates to a laser scanning microscope with a scanner and a microscope objective, and to a control method for such a microscope. In order to obtain sharp imaging of the sample in a laser scanning microscope, the distance between the microscope objective and the sample is usually varied... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100214654 - Apparatus for the detection of light in a scanning microscope: A light detector for use in a line scanning microscope and a microscope comprising such a light detector are described. The light detector comprises—a line array of avalanche semiconductor detectors; and an electronic trigger circuit that is adapted to operate the avalanche semiconductor detectors in at least one of a... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20100214655 - Telescopic device capable of rapidly switching eyepieces: A multi-functional telescopic device is disclosed which can be used as an optical telescope for general long-distance observation and astronomical observation or as a magnifying glass. More particularly, the telescopic device allows for rapidly switching a terminal eyepiece between long-distance observation and a horizontal eyepiece for astronomical observation. The telescopic... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100214656 - Magnification loupe with aspherical lenses: The present invention relates to optical instruments, in particular to magnification loupes, stereo-magnification loupes and magnification viewers, such as those worn by dentists and surgeons.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100214657 - Electromagnetic wave reflecting member: e

20100214658 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith and method for manufacturing the zoom lens: A zoom lens ZL installed in an electronic still camera 1 includes a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power disposed to the most object side, a second lens group G2 disposed to an image side of the first lens group G1, and a Gn lens group having positive... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100214659 - Diffractive beam expander and a virtual display based on a diffractive beam expander: A diffractive beam expander (50) comprises a substantially planar waveguiding substrate, an input grating (10) to provide an in-coupled beam (B1) propagating within said substrate, and an output grating (30) to provide an out-coupled beam. The expander (50) comprises also four or more further grating portions to expand the height... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100214660 - Beam shaping device: A multi-wavelength beam shaping device is made of a plurality of first micro-steps responsive to light beams of a first specific light wavelength to effect wave diffraction, and a plurality of second micro-steps responsive to light beams of a second light wavelength to effect wave diffraction. Multi-wavelength original light beams... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100214661 - Lenticular product: In one embodiment, a multi-ply mount (frame member) for displaying an image in a lenticular environment includes a lenticular sheet having lenticules that define vertices and valleys therebetween, wherein at least one select portion of a back surface thereof has graphic material including an image. The lenticular sheet has a... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP

20100214662 - Vehicle mirror and manufacturing method therefor: The present invention provides a vehicle mirror and a manufacturing method therefor which allow the rear face side of a mirror element to be dark-colored without using a color plate or color coating. A mirror element is configured by forming a semitransparent reflective film made of a dielectric multilayer film... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100214663 - Method for molding optical member, apparatus for molding optical member and optical member: A method for molding an optical member from a material of a nanocomposite resin which includes a thermoplastic resin containing inorganic fine particles is provided. The method includes: charging a solution containing a solvent and the nanocomposite resin into a vessel providing at least an optical surface shape and an... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100214664 - Compact zoom lens system and image pickup device with the same: A compact zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis thereof, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having positive refractive power and a third lens group also having positive refractive power. The first lens... Agent: Flash Intellectual Property, Inc. Attn. Cheng-ju Chiang

20100214665 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens and an image pickup apparatus having such a zoom lens are provided. The zoom lens includes a first lens group in which each lens has negative refractive power, a second lens group in which each lens has positive refractive power, a third lens group in which each... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100214666 - Lens barrel and image capturing apparatus: Provided is a lens barrel comprising a fixed cylinder; an optical system having a first optical component that moves relative to the fixed cylinder; a first holding frame that holds the first optical component; a guide axle that is connected to the first holding frame and that extends parallel to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100214667 - Zooming optical system, optical apparatus and zooming optical system manufacturing method: The present invention has at least a first lens group G1 to a fifth lens group G5 which are disposed in order from an object. The first lens group G1 has positive refractive power, and is divided into at least two subgroups (front group G1F and rear group G1R in... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100214668 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis thereof, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power and a fourth lens group having... Agent: Flash Intellectual Property, Inc. Attn. Cheng-ju Chiang

20100214669 - Zoom lens having increased positioning accuracy: A zoom lens includes a cam roll, straight-forward units, lens groups, a driving unit, a detecting unit and a micro-processing unit. The lens groups moved by the cam roll sequentially varies from a receiving status to a zeroing status, a macro shooting-distance status and a wide shooting-distance status. A datum... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100214670 - Lens unit and image sensing apparatus incorporated with the same: In a lens unit 1, and an image sensing apparatus 15 incorporated with the lens unit 1 of the invention, a fixed cylinder 2 is formed with an oblong hole 21 extending in an optical axis direction in a lateral surface of the fixed cylinder 2. A driving force from... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100214671 - Lens barrel and image capturing apparatus: Provided is a lens barrel comprising: an optical system including an optical component that moves relative to a fixed cylinder; a holding frame that holds the optical component; a guide axle that is connected to the holding frame and that extends in a direction parallel to an optical axis of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100214672 - Lens barrel and imaging device provided with lens barrel, and assembly method of lens barrel: It is an object of the present invention to provide a lens barrel in which operability for a user is increased and a reduction in parts is achieved while provided with a manual operating member. There is provided the lens barrel that is provided with an imaging optical system for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100214673 - Fresnel zone lens with grid: There is disclosed a perfectly plain FRESNEL zone lens. The perfectly plain FRESNEL zone lens includes a plurality of focusing units and a grid formed together with the focusing units by injection molding for example. The grid consists a plurality of cells. Each of the focusing units is disposed in... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

20100214674 - Lens device: Device facilitating quick and easy removal of a lens from a front side. The device includes a lens, a housing, a retention clip, an ejection block, and a fastener. The fastener passes through a hole in the housing and the ejection block. The fastener and either the housing or the... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services

20100214675 - Optical element module with minimized parasitic loads: An optical element module is provided. The optical module includes an optical element unit that includes an optical element and a support structure that supports the optical element unit. The support structure includes a support device and a contact device mounted to the support device. The contact device exerts a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100214676 - Optical element fixing component and imaging unit: The present invention relates to an optical element fixing component having a hollow portion which includes an optical element. The optical element fixing component is made from a non-crystalline alloy, and a ratio of a linear expansion coefficient of the optical element fixing component toward a linear expansion coefficient of... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100214677 - Optical element and stress athermalized hard contact mount: There is disclosed an optical element having a first surface and a second surface bounded by a circular periphery. A rim having an inner surface may extend from the second surface proximate the periphery. At least a portion of the inner surface of the rim may be convex.... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP - Raytheon Company

20100214678 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a barrel main body, a first lens movement frame, a magnetic scale, and a magnetic sensor. The first lens movement frame is arranged movably in the optical axis direction of the optical system with respect to the barrel main body. The magnetic scale is provided to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100214679 - Water-resistant structure of a lens barrel: A water-resistant structure of a lens barrel includes a sealing member that seals an annular gap between inner and outer annular members, wherein the sealing member is positioned in a vicinity of an open end of the outer annular member and is fixed to one of the inner and outer... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100214680 - Forward folding mirror assemblies: Disclosed herein are embodiments of vehicles having forward folding door mirror assemblies. One such embodiment of a vehicle comprises a mirror assembly mounted to a vehicle door and configured to rotate about a substantially vertical axis between at least a first position in which the mirror assembly is extended away... Agent: Young Basile

20100214681 - Lens driving device: A lens driving device is provided to reduce a number of required high-accuracy components and also eliminate the unevenness of maximum displacement of a lens holder with respect to a base. An outer edge of a lower spring plate is clamped by a lower casing served as a base and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100208313 - Security and sensing elements with volume holograms: The nature of a volume hologram limits its use in security and sensing applications. Accordingly, a volume hologram segregated into a first and second region recording a first and second image, respectively, and wherein the second region is responsive to stimulus while the first region is protected physically from stimulus... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100208314 - Hologram recording medium: Disclosed herein is a hologram recording medium, wherein in a volume hologram, the hologram recording medium is covered with a partially patterned optical functional film on the side closer to the viewer than a hologram recording layer without the medium of air, and wherein the hologram recording medium maintains its... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100208315 - Computer generated hologram, generation method, and exposure apparatus: The present invention provides a computer generated hologram which forms a light intensity distribution on a predetermined plane by giving a phase distribution to a wavefront of incident light, the hologram comprising a plurality of anisotropic cells each including an anisotropic medium configured to change a polarization state of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100208316 - Holographic exposure apparatuses: A holographic exposure apparatus may include a main body, a mask stage supported by the body, a holographic mask supported by the mask stage, and a driving unit disposed between the body and mask stage. A holographic exposure apparatus may include an object supported by a substrate stage, a holographic... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100208317 - All optical processing circuit for conflict resolution and switch configuration in a 2x2 optical node: An optical processing circuit, such as a combinatorial network, comprises an arrangement of optical logic gates suitable for use in combination with a switched optical node of the kind having at least first and second input ports and two output ports, the node being configurable into either a cross or... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100208318 - Laser scanner: A laser scanner for detecting spatial surroundings comprises a stator (21), a rotor (1), mounted on the stator (21) to be rotatable about a first rotational axis, and a rotary body (2), mounted on the rotor (1) to be rotatable about a second rotational axis. A laser source (6) and... Agent: Workman Nydegger/leica 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100208319 - Concentric afocal beam relay: An afocal beam relay has a concave reflective surface having a first center of curvature and a first vertex that define an optical axis. A convex reflective surface has a second center of curvature that is substantially coincident with the first center of curvature and a second vertex that lies... Agent: Louis S. Horvath

20100208320 - Optical beam scanning apparatus, method of manufacturing optical beam scanning apparatus, image forming apparatus and method of manufacturing image forming apparatus: In an image forming apparatus according to the invention, an optical beam scanning apparatus of an overillumination scanning optical system includes a laser, a pre-deflection optical system, a polygon mirror, and a post-deflection optical system, wherein the post-deflection optical system includes at least one optical element configured by allowing a... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100208321 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same: An image forming optical system of the present invention includes at least one cemented lens which includes a first lens element (e1), a second lens element (e2), and a third lens element (e3). The first lens element e1 is cemented to a surface on one side of the second lens... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100208322 - Flexure actuator: Implementations of actuators that use flexures to provide support to the actuators and pivoting mechanisms to the actuators. Such actuators can be electromagnetically activated actuators that include a magnet stator and a coil rotor mounted on a flexure.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, PC

20100208323 - Multi-primary color projection display: Embodiments of the present invention include a method, apparatus and/or system of producing a color image using four or more primary colors. The apparatus, according to some demonstrative embodiments of the invention, may include an optical arrangement to selectively split polychromatic light into at least four primary-color light beams, and... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20100208324 - Photosensitive electrochromic device: A photosensitive electrochromic device includes a transparent non-conductive substrate, a thin-film solar cell module and an electrochromic solution. The thin-film solar cell module is a monolithic series-connected module and includes a transparent substrate and a plurality of thin-film solar cells located on the transparent substrate, wherein all the thin-film solar... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100208325 - Electroactive material containing organic compounds having positive and negative redox activities respectively, process and kit for manufacturing this material, electrically controllable device and glazing units using such an electroactive material: and also a solubilization liquid for said electroactive system, said liquid not dissolving said self-supporting polymer matrix, the latter being chosen to provide a percolation pathway for ionic charges, this allowing, under the action of a dielectric current, oxidation and reduction reactions of said electroactive organic compounds, which reactions are... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100208326 - Laminated electrically tintable windows: A method of manufacturing electrically tintable window glass with a variety of sizes and functionalities is described. The method comprises: (a) providing a large format glass substrate; (b) fabricating a plurality of electrically tintable thin film devices on the large format glass substrate; (c) cutting the large format glass substrate... Agent: Applied Materials C/o Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100208328 - Electrofluidic devices, visual displays, and methods for making and operating such elecrofluidic devices: Electrofluidic devices, visual displays formed from the electrofluidic devices, and methods for making and operating such electrofluidic devices Each electrofluidic device has a fluid vessel with first and second regions that contain an electrically conductive polar fluid and a non-polar fluid The polar and/or the non-polar fluids are externally visible... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100208327 - Pattern generator: The present invention relates to an apparatus for creating a pattern on a workpiece sensitive to radiation, such as a photomask a display panel or a microoptical device. The apparatus may include a source for emitting light flashes, a spatial modulator having modulating elements (pixels), adapted to being illuminated by... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100208329 - slm device and method: The present invention describes a micro-mechanical light modulator including a two-dimensional array of modulating elements, in which small modulating elements are organized into larger modulating areas. Using smaller elements organized into larger areas increases the resonant frequency of the modulators and the modulation speed. In some implementations, multiple modulating elements... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100208331 - Dispersion, microcapsule, electrophoretic device, electro-optical device, and method of forming a dispersion: including two kinds of particles having different charging polarities into the electrophoretic solution; calculating a mixing ratio so that charge amounts of the two kinds of particles become approximately equal to each other on a basis of a unit volume of a dispersion medium; and mixing the two kinds of... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100208330 - Image display apparatus: wherein of contact faces to the display particles in the gap between the substrates, at least the contact faces of ribs to the display particles have an arithmetic average roughness Ra in a range from 0.01 to 0.20 μm and an average interval Sm of irregularities in a range from... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100208332 - Display device and display method: A display device includes: an optical cell including: a first electrode; a second electrode; an ion conduction layer facing the first electrode and the second electrode and containing a mobile ion; and a first nanostructure provided between the first electrode and the ion conduction layer and being electrically connected to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100208333 - Display-protective plate for electronic apparatus and electronic apparatus therewith: A display-protective plate for an electronic apparatus, is attached to a case of an electronic apparatus to be used, and protects a display surface of a display that is attached so as to be exposed from the case of the electronic apparatus. The protective plate is configured by a plate-shaped... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100208334 - System and method for entangled photons generation and measurement: Apparatus and method for producing quantum entangled signal and idler photon pairs is provided. The apparatus makes use of a nonlinear optical fiber to generate the entangled photons. The use of an external broad band light source for alignment of any downstream measurement apparatuses is disclosed. One or more polarized... Agent: Nadejda Reingand

20100208335 - Semiconductor optical amplifier device: An apparatus including a semiconductor optical amplifier configured to amplify an input optical signal, and a controller configured to supply preheat current to the semiconductor optical amplifier when the input optical signal is not input to the semiconductor optical amplifier.... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100208336 - Light conditioner: This invention pertains to the use of miniaturized filters and light conditioners to enable conventional basic optical equipment such as telescopes, microscope, otoscopes, to be converted to more advanced devices such as a conventional microscope to a metallurgical microscope, or an otoscope to be converted to a fingerprint or trace... Agent: Lw Scientific, Inc.

20100208338 - Multilayer photonic structures: A multilayer photonic structure may include a plurality of coating layers of high index dielectric material of index of refraction nH and a plurality of coating layers of low index dielectric material of index of refraction nL alternately arranged with a first coating layer and a last coating layer of... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100208337 - Near-infrared absorbing film and optical filter for plasma display panel using the same: A near-infrared absorbing film which is excellent in heat resistance and moist-heat resistance and retains optical properties including satisfactory near-infrared absorbing ability. The near-infrared absorbing film comprises a transparent base and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer formed on one side of the base from a pressure-sensitive adhesive comprising a near-infrared absorbing... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100208339 - Microscope and method for operating a microscope: The invention relates to a method for operating a microscope in which excitation light is focused on, or beamed to, different points of a specimen, in which an intensity of the excitation light is point-specifically varied and in which an intensity of the light reflected by said specimen in at... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20100208340 - Observation device: An observation device that limits the brightness of an area to be a background of a sample, so that contrast of the sample can be clearly observed in the reflection observation method. An illumination light quantity limiting stop that is disposed on the emission-side pupil surface of the illumination light... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100208341 - Device for fading an image into the beam path of an aiming optics: The invention relates to a device for fading an image into the beam path of an aiming optics, having an at least partially transparent optical support element which is arranged in the beam path of the aiming optics and has at least one diffractive optical coupling element and at least... Agent: Gray Robinson, P.A.

20100208342 - Methods and systems for creating passive stereo 3d images: Methods and systems are provided for creating passive 3D images. A color modulator having at least six filters is used to send light to a single imager in respective RGB spectrums during successive time periods for a left-eye image and then in a different RGB spectrum for a right-eye image,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100208343 - Adhesive for polarizing plate and polarizing plate having adhesive layer: An adhesive composition for polarizing plates in which an acrylic polymer, a tin compound having a dialkyl group and serving as a cross-linking accelerator and an isocyanate cross-linker are dissolved in an organic solvent, the acrylic polymer being formed by copolymerization of monomers containing an alkyl (meth)acrylate, a hydroxyl group... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100208344 - Optical sheet package: An optical sheet package is disclosed. The optical sheet package includes an optical sheet including an unstructured surface, and a first protective film at a location corresponding to the unstructured surface. The unstructured surface is attached to the first protective film, and a force between the unstructured surface and the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100208345 - Method and apparatus to prevent ghosting in a recycled road sign: One example embodiment disclosed herein includes a sign substrate including a front side and a back side, a reflective traffic sign layer to reflect a light to display a traffic message to traffic, the reflective traffic sign layer coupled to the front side of the sign substrate, a light blocking... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100208346 - Multilayer dielectric transmission gratings having maximal transmitted diffraction efficiency: A multilayer dielectric transmission grating is made by coating a substrate with an antireflective (AR) coating and placing a dielectric grating on the AR coating. This grating is designed to transmit the maximum amount of light transmitted through the optic into the −1 order. Both the grating and the AR... Agent: Llns / John P. Wooldridge John H. Lee, Assistant Laboratory Counsel

20100208347 - Micro movable device and interferometer: A micro movable device includes a movable member, a stationary portion, and connecting portions each connected to the movable member and the stationary portion. The movable member includes a pair of electrodes. The stationary portion includes a pair of electrodes cooperating with the electrodes of the movable member to generate... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100208348 - Tunable spectral filtration device: A tunable spectral filtration device comprises at least one optical filter for intersecting a first path of converging or diverging light comprising an axis at a first angle of incidence and at least one device positioned to enable a second path of the converging or diverging light to pass through... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc. Attn: Patent Legal Staff

20100208349 - Flexible materials for optical applications: A flexible material for optical applications in a wavelength range of λ1 to λ2, λ1 being smaller than λ2, composed of a flexible support and at least one multilayer that comprises a porous or nanoporous layer which has a low refractive index and contains inorganic nanoparticles and at least one... Agent: Onofrio Law

20100208350 - Anti-reflection film and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention provides an anti-reflection film which has not only sufficient anti-reflection properties and antistatic properties but also excellent optical properties. The anti-reflection film of the present invention includes an antistatic hard coat layer and a low refractive index layer on a transparent substrate, the antistatic hard coat layer... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100208351 - Selective and oriented assembly of platelet materials and functional additives: A method of conforming non-ductile flakes to a surface is provided wherein a surface is coated with the non-ductile flakes. A first step of coating at least a portion of the surface with a coating of adhesive or a paint is required and subsequently before the coating cures a plurality... Agent: Pequignot + Myers LLC

20100208352 - Glare-proofing and light-transmitting hard coat film: The present invention provides a which comprises a cured resin layer (A) of a curable composition containing an active energy ray curable compound and a microparticle dispersed therein and a cured resin layer (B) of a curable composition containing an active energy ray curable compound and a microparticle dispersed therein,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100208353 - Optical element: An optical element includes an optical surface formed by a press molding method, wherein a ray effective portion of the optical surface has formed thereon an antireflection structure including a minute uneven structure, which contains a component different from that of a base of the optical element and has an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100208354 - Method for producing wafer lens assembly and method for producing wafer lens: There is provided a method for producing a wafer lens assembly capable of adhering a wafer lens and a spacer surely. The wafer lens assembly includes a first substrate including plural optical members formed of a curable resin on at least one surface, a second substrate joined to the first... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100208355 - Optical sheet, image source unit, display device, process for producing optical sheet, and method for manufacturing display device: An optical sheet is disposed on an observer side relative to an image source and includes a plurality of layers that control light emitted from the image source to emit the light on the observer side. At least one of the plurality of layers is a base material layer. One... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100208356 - Achromatic flat top beam shaping: There is provided an optical system and method for shaping a polychromatic light into a substantially uniform profile beam along a first axis. A polychromatic divergent light with having multiple wavelength components is provided with a dispersion of divergence. A collimation optic collimates the polychromatic divergent light. A shaping lens... Agent: Coherent, Inc. C/o Morrison & Forester

20100208357 - Fluidic lens with reduced optical aberration: A fluidic lens device capable of providing variable focal power with reduced optical aberration is disclosed. The device includes a lens member and an actuator. The lens member comprises one or more elastic optical surfaces, a compliant support member in communication with the optical surfaces, and a fluid-filled chamber. The... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20100208358 - Projection zoom lens and projection type image display device: f

20100208359 - Imaging optical lens assembly: The present invention provides an imaging optical lens assembly including, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens group comprising a first lens element with positive refractive power, no lens element with refractive power being disposed between the first lens element and an imaged object,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100208360 - Waterproof and externally modulated zoom structure: The present invention provides a waterproof and externally modulated zoom structure, which comprises a module, on which there are a first adjusting section and a second adjusting section; the first adjusting section and second adjusting section are covered and affixed inside a housing; several adjusting shafts, which are installed on... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20100208362 - Lens apparatus and imaging apparatus: A lens apparatus includes a first lens unit and a second lens unit each of which is configured to move in an optical axis direction, a first cam tube that includes a first cam part and a second cam part respectively on an outer circumferential surface and an inner circumferential... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100208361 - Zoom lens barrel assembly: Embodiments of a zoom lens barrel assembly for an imaging apparatus are provided. The zoom lens barrel has a simple structure and allows efficient space utilization in order to realize a compact size, which is currently required for a mobile imaging apparatus. The zoom lens barrel assembly can stably endure... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100208363 - Lens system: A lens system including sequentially, from an object side to an image side, a first lens of a biconvex type having two aspherical surfaces, a second lens of a biconcave type having at least one aspherical surface, a third lens having two aspherical surfaces and having a positive refracting power,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100208364 - Projection optical system and projection type image display device: l

20100208365 - Lens barrel: A barrier unit which can be easily assembled to a lens holding member in view of the above problems. The direction in which a barrier unit is rotated when the barrier unit is assembled with a lens holding member coincides with the direction in which a barrier blade driving member... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100208366 - Optical system and image pickup apparatus having the same: b

20100208367 - Photographic lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A photographic lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, a stop, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. In the photographic lens, the third... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100208368 - Microlens, an image sensor including a microlens, method of forming a microlens and method for manufacturing an image sensor: A microlens, an image sensor including the microlens, a method of forming the microlens and a method of manufacturing the image sensor are provided. The microlens includes a polysilicon pattern, having a cylindrical shape, formed on a substrate, and a round-type shell portion enclosing the polysilicon pattern. The microlens may... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100208369 - Camera lens assembly: Disclosed is a camera lens assembly that enables a lens assembly mounted in a digital camera, a mobile communication terminal or the like to be supported in an initial position and to be movable in the direction of an optical axis when the lens assembly is driven. The camera lens... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100208370 - Camera lens assembly: A camera lens assembly mainly includes the following components. A lens cylinder is installed in a light sensing set. The lens cylinder has at least one lens. A light sensing set includes a frame arranged on a circuit substrate. The frame serves to connect the lens cylinder. The circuit substrate... Agent: Ying-kuo Chang

20100208371 - Structure for controlling optical zoom distance via magnetic lines of force: A structure for controlling optical zoom distance via magnetic lines of force, which is applied in electric torches, lighting lamps and so on, includes a closed shell, a controlled member, a controlling member, a zoom device, a first magnetic element and a second magnetic element. The controlled member is movably... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus

20100208372 - Compact objective lens assembly for simultaneously imaging multiple spectral bands: An objective lens assembly suitable for use in helmet-mounted applications. The objective lens assembly comprises two prisms that collectively are configured, oriented and bonded relative to each other to separate and allow simultaneous imaging of two separate spectral bands (such as VNIR and LWIR bands) received from the same object... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100208374 - Mirror for improved visibility of danger zone area on right side of school buses: The present invention relates to a mirror and mirror system which can be used in connection with large vehicles, such as school buses, to provide the driver of such vehicles with the ability to view the entire side of the vehicle. While such vehicles currently include side view mirrors attached... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100208373 - Vehicle side view mirror system: A mirror assembly for a vehicle that has a double curved mirror positioned next to a vehicle side view mirror and said double curved mirror along with said side view mirror allows a user to view the lower perimeter of the vehicle in the side view mirror while operating the... Agent: Robert M. Schwartz, P.A.

20100208375 - Beam, method for securing mirror-supporting arms to the beam, frame and method for producing the beam forming part of a cylindrical parabolic solar collector: The invention relates to a beam, a manner of securing the arms for supporting mirrors to the beam, a frame and a process for manufacturing the beam of a cylindrical parabolic solar collector. The beam (1) of the frame of a cylindrical parabolic solar collector is characterized in that the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100208376 - Compact mirror: A compact mirror device comprises a casing in which a flat mirror drawer, comprising a mirror, is fully or partially enclosed, a co-operating means on the mirror drawer and casing to enable slidable movement of the mirror drawer relative to the casing to expose the mirror to view, such co-operating... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100202028 - Method for producing counterfeit-proof confidential and valuable documents, master for use in this method and confidential and valuable documents produced therewith: A production method is provided by which a copied volume hologram from a multi-layer master is later customized by utilization of the color tuning properties of the light-curable materials used for the application onto personal documents. These holographic individual data, such as a passport photo, are also separately detectable, without... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.

20100202029 - Actuator, optical scanner and image-forming device: An actuator, includes: a weight part; a supporting part supporting the weight part; a connecting part coupling the weight part rotatable to the supporting part and having an elastic part; a driving member for driving and rotating the weight part; and a semiconductor circuit for driving the weight part. The... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100202030 - Variable view imaging system with combination of telecentric scanner and double wedge prisms: A variable view imaging system for observation of micro object with variable view orientation and position includes a telecentric lens group, a scanning mirror, wedge prisms, a deformable mirror and related optical elements. The combination of a scanning mirror and a telecentric lens group decouples the motion of scanning mirror... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20100202031 - Motion-compensated light-emitting apparatus: A light-emitting apparatus, for enabling a beam of light to be projected on a desired target located a distance away to project the beam on the desired target without any or substantially any undesired movement. The apparatus may include a housing, a light generating device located within the housing and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100202032 - Device for deflecting light beams: A device for deflecting light beams is provided, which includes a swing-mounted light exit segment of an optical waveguide and a swing-mounted mirror. The device features a first rotation device that is set up to rotate the light exit segment of the optical waveguide, from which light is able to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100202033 - 3h-naphth0 [2,1-b] pyrans as photochromic dichroic dyes and optical article containing them: d

20100202034 - Substrate-guided display with improved image quality: A display system includes and image-guiding substrate with input and/or output structures configured to improve image quality.... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20100202035 - Electrochromic device and method of fabricating the same: An electrochromic device includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a first electrode disposed on the first substrate, a carbon nano-structured electrode layer disposed on the first electrode, a second electrode disposed on the second substrate, an electrochromic layer disposed on the second electrode, and an... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100202036 - Multi-purpose periscope with display and overlay capabilities: A periscope that is switchable between the normal optical view of the outside, a display view, and an overlay view in which the outside view and display view are combined. The switching element is an electronically switchable mirror with primarily reflective, primarily transparent, and intermediate states, depending on the application... Agent: Michael T. Raggio Raggio & Dinnin, P.C.

20100202038 - Mems device and interconnects for same: A microelectromechanical systems device having an electrical interconnect connected to at least one of an electrode and a movable layer within the device. At least a portion of the electrical interconnect is formed from the same material as a movable layer of the device. A thin film, particularly formed of... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100202039 - Mems devices having support structures with substantially vertical sidewalls and methods for fabricating the same: Embodiments of MEMS devices include support structures having substantially vertical sidewalls. Certain support structures are formed through deposition of self-planarizing materials or via a plating process. Other support structures are formed via a spacer etch. Other MEMS devices include support structures at least partially underlying a movable layer, where the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100202037 - System for on-chip actuation: In accordance with particular embodiments, a system for displaying modulated light includes a spatial light modulator comprising a plurality of micromirrors having a pixel pitch less than 17 micrometers. The system also includes an intermediate voltage generator operable to generate a negative voltage and a positive voltage. The system further... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100202040 - Dynamic imaging and/or identification apparatus and method thereof: A preferred embodiment comprises a dynamic display based on a program image element which will only generate a preprogrammed image. As an example, the image element may comprise electrically-driven MEMS mirrors. This example may be embedded in an ID card. At the time of issue of the ID card, pixels... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100202041 - Observing device and method: When a semiconductor device 11 is observed, first, when it is detected that a solid immersion lens 6 comes into contact with the semiconductor device 11, the solid immersion lens 6 is caused to vibrate by a vibration generator unit. Next, a reflected light image from the solid immersion lens... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100202042 - Multiple magnification optical system with single objective lens: A multiple magnification optical system (220) for viewing a specimen has a single objective lens (100) focused upon a specimen (115) at a given working distance (180). A graded-index lens (120) is positioned to receive light passing through the objective lens (100) from the specimen (115) and preserve the phase... Agent: Glast, Phillips & Murray, P.c

20100202043 - Slit-scanning confocal microscope: Slit-scanning confocal microscopes are disclosed having a slit-like light source, an illumination optical system, and an imaging optical system. The illumination optical system forms an image of the light source on a sample. The imaging optical system forms an image of the illuminated sample on a line sensor. The line... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

20100202044 - Dark field microscope and its adjusting method: In a dark field microscope including: a light source for emitting illumination light; a light collecting optical system including a light collecting side condenser lens for collecting the illumination light from the light source to illuminate an observation sample; and an image forming optical system including an objective lens for... Agent: Sampson & Associates, P.C.

20100202045 - Discontinuous or variable thickness gain modification coating for projection film and method for making same: The present invention relates to projection films and methods of making the same. In particular, the present invention relates to a projection film whereby the microspheres exhibit improved alignment on the light exit surface and have alignment on the light entrance surface that varies according to the individual microsphere diameter.... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20100202046 - Distinguishing 3d tv glasses: Various ways are provided to visually distinguish one pair of TV 3D glasses from another in a home, including numbering the glasses, providing a white space on each pair of glasses that can be marked, color coding the glasses, and providing a visually unique band for each pair of glasses... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100202047 - Stereo display system with scanning of light valves: A display method and system are described for displaying a stereo image comprising a first image and a second image. A light valve array comprising an array of light valve elements is driven according to an image and a light source is provided for generating a shaped light beam which... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100202048 - Collimating optical device and system: There is provided a light-guide, compact collimating optical device, including a light-guide having a light-waves entrance surface, a light-waves exit surface and a plurality of external surfaces, a light-waves reflecting surface carried by the light-guide at one of the external surfaces, two retardation plates carried by light-guides on a portion... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)

20100202049 - Optical film and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides an optical film and a retardation film that each include an acryl resin, and 20 to 65 parts by weight of a graft copolymer including a conjugated diene rubber based on 100 parts by weight of the acryl resin, and an electronic device including the same.... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100202050 - Optical film and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides an optical film that includes i) an acryl resin, and ii) 20 to 65 parts by weight of a core-shell type graft copolymer that includes a core having a rubber component and a shell including a polymer having a weight average molecular weight that is the... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100202051 - Polarizing plate, optical film and image display: A polarizing plate of the present invention includes a stretched laminate that is a laminate including a base material layer and a hydrophilic polymer layer and has undergone a stretching process, and at least a dichroic substance is adsorbed to the hydrophilic polymer layer. The polarizing plate of the present... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100202052 - A/c system side view mirror and side glass de-icer: A vehicle heating system employs a vehicle rearview mirror outer case that defines a cavity within which a mirror resides. A vehicle rearview mirror inner case may define a cavity and the rearview mirror inner case may reside within the rearview mirror outer case. A mirror surface or mirror structure,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100202053 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a positive refractive, fixed first lens unit; a negative refractive second lens unit movable mainly for zooming; a positive refractive, fixed third lens unit; a positive refractive fourth lens unit movable for focal-position correction and focusing... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100202054 - Liquid lens system: The invention is directed to an optical system (1). The optical system (1) has a housing (2) with an opening (3) extending through the housing (2) encompassing an in general constant volume (V). A membrane (6) with two or more membrane sections is arranged across the opening separating the volume... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100202055 - Diffraction order sorting filter for optical metrology: A zoned order sorting filter for a spectrometer in a semiconductor metrology system is disclosed with reduced light dispersion at the zone joints. The order sorting filter comprises optically-transparent layers deposited underneath, or on top of thin-film filter stacks of the order sorting filter zones, wherein the thicknesses of the... Agent: Tokyo Electron U.s. Holdings, Inc.

20100202056 - Electronic display assembly: The invention relates to an electronic display arrangement comprising a light pipe (1) for transmitting light signals emitted by a miniature screen (2) from one of its ends, referred to as its entry surface (1A), to its other end, referred to as its exit surface (1B), and thence towards the... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20100202057 - Dispersive optical device with three-dimensional photonic crystal: e

20100202058 - Erect life-size lens array: An erect life-size lens array having a deep focal depth is realized. The erect life-size lens array includes a first lens array, a second lens array, a third lens array, a first aperture and a second aperture, wherein when a distance between a second principal plane of the second lens... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100202059 - Lens array, light emitting diode head, exposure device, image forming apparatus, and reading apparatus: where RLY is a radius of the lens elements in a direction parallel to the arrangement direction, RLX is a radius of the lens elements in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction, RAX is a radius of the aperture in a direction perpendicular to the arrangement direction, and RAY... Agent: Kazunao Kubotera Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20100202060 - Apparatus for manufacturing optical element, method of manufacturing optical element, optical element, and imaging device: An apparatus for manufacturing an optical element includes: a flexible stamper having a transfer portion transferring a predetermined shape and having changeable curvature; a stamper holding mechanism holding the stamper; an element holding mechanism holding an optical element having a convex or concave curved surface, the curved surface serving as... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100202061 - Shaped gradient lens: A gradient lens capable of focusing electromagnetic rays received at a first lens surface onto a second lens surface. The first lens surface and second lens surface can include convex surfaces protruding in opposite directions from a substantially planar surface. The lens can include a gradient index between the first... Agent: King & Spalding

20100202062 - Immersion type microscope objective lens: An immersion type microscope objective lens OL includes, in order from a cover plate C side, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, and a third lens group G3 having negative refractive power. The first lens group G1 includes... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100202063 - Wide angle zoom lens and image pickup device using the same: where f1 is a focal length of the first lens group of the wide angle zoom lens; f2 is a focal length of the second lens group of the wide angle zoom lens; and fw is a focal length of the entire system at the wide angle end of the... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100202064 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: e

20100202065 - Photographing optical lens assembly: This invention provides a photographing optical lens assembly including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power; a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface, the object-side and image-side surfaces... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100202066 - Lens barrel, and camera: Provided is a lens barrel, which can be further reduced by providing such a first helicoid as can be easily manufactured even in the zone of a small lead. The lens barrel (1) comprises a first barrel member (6) having a first helicoid (18, 25 and 26) formed in a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100202067 - Two-dimensional adjusting structure and projection apparatus comprising the same: A two-dimensional adjusting structure and a projection apparatus comprising the two-dimensional adjusting structure are provided. The two-dimensional adjusting structure comprises a first base, a second base, and a first slide rod and a second slide rod which extend along a first axis and a second axis respectively. The first slide... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100202068 - Lens barrel structure: A lens barrel structure includes a lens case structure, a first lens group, a movable lens group, and a movable support frame. The movable support frame includes a support frame main body and a first protruding part. The support frame main body includes a first end part that supports the... Agent: Shinjyu Global Ip

20100202069 - Control techniques for motor driven systems: A drive signal for a motor-driven mechanical system has zero (or near zero) energy at an expected resonant frequency of the mechanical system. The drive signal may be provided in a series of steps according to a selected row of Pascal's triangle, wherein the number of steps equals the number... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100202070 - Deformable mirror: A deformable mirror includes a plurality of block segments and at least one actuator. The block segments are arranged in an array, with adjacent block segments being coupled together by an elastomer and the top surface of the array being reflective. The at least one actuator is coupled to at... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP

20100202071 - Deformable mirror: The present invention is related to a deformable mirror comprising individual units (1), each unit including a continuous reflective substrate (2) having a front and back surface, on the back surface of the substrate: a continuous mass electrode (3) and a plurality of in-plane actuators (4) of electrostrictive or piezo-electric... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100202072 - Rear view mirror: A rear view mirror for a vehicle has certain asymmetrical aerodynamic features that are combined with construction details that render the assembly invertible for use on either side of the vehicle and easier to install than its prior art counterparts.... Agent: Michael Molins Molins & Co.

20100202073 - All-reflective afocal telescope derived from the first two mirrors of a focal three-mirror anastigmat telescope: In one or more embodiments, an all-reflective optical system includes a primary mirror of ellipsoidal configuration, a secondary mirror of hyperboloidal configuration facing the primary mirror, and an eye-piece that includes: a positive-powered tertiary mirror having a majority of positive power that is expected in the eye-piece and configured to... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)

20100202075 - Interior rearview mirror system: An interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly, a casing having a reflective element, a compass sensor and a control. The compass sensor is disposed within the mirror casing and has a first magnetoresponsive sensing element and a second magnetoresponsive sensing element. The control... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100202074 - Mirror head for a rearview mirror, preferably an exterior rearview mirror: The invention relates to a mirror head for an exterior rear view mirror for motor vehicles, comprising a mirror housing (3), which is fixed to the mirror support (4). To minimise vibrations caused by the force of the wind or similar, the mirror housing (3) has a partial flexibility in... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100202076 - Methods of fabricating display device and felxible color display medium module thereof: A method of fabricating the flexible color display medium module includes the steps of: forming a flexible substrate on a rigidly substrate; forming a color filter film comprising a plurality of color filter patterns; forming the display medium layer on the color filter film; and separating the flexible substrate from... Agent: Portal Ipr Services

20100202077 - Flat panel display device and method for producing the same: A flat panel display device includes a display module, a protection window member and a layer disposed in an area between the protection window member and a display area of the display module. The protection window member includes a stepped portion within which the layer is disposed. The stepped portion... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20100195174 - Data storage in a diffractive optical element: A diffractive optical element (DOE) and various methods of producing such a DOE are provided in which a diffractive optical microstructure is formed with encrypted data on at least one side of a transparent substrate or in a layer applied to the substrate. The diffractive optical microstructure when illuminated with... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP

20100195175 - Security holograms: We describe methods of recording a holographic image onto holographic recording film, film bearing recorded holographic images, and apparatus for recording a holographic image onto film, in particular for security holograms. We thus describe a method of recording a holographic image onto holographic recording film (108), said holographic image comprising... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100195176 - Security system, particularly for valuable documents: The invention relates to a security system especially for security documents, wherein a security element is provided in a carrier plane, that under incident light holographically reconstructs a pattern outside the carrier plane, in which concealed information is stored and having a fiat transparent verification element which on fiat contact... Agent: Dilworth & Barrese, LLP

20100195177 - Method for forming multilayer reflection hologram in optical recording medium: A method for forming an information recording layer including a multilayer stack of reflection hologram layers modulated in the depth direction of a hologram material layer is provided. The method includes: generating a first pair of polarized coherent laser beams and a second pair of polarized coherent laser beams that... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100195178 - Device for light modulation: In known light modulation means, complex phase and amplitude values for modulating light waves are implemented and modulated either separately by two different light modulation means or a light modulation means having two layers of double-refracting materials, leading to increased expenses for material and adjustment. A new device is disclosed... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20100195179 - Hologram reproducing device and hologram reproducing method: A hologram reproducing device includes a splitter for splitting a reference beam, during reproduction, into a main beam and sub-beams forming incidence directions spatially shifted from the main beam. The hologram reproducing device also includes: an incidence direction variable irradiator for changing the incidence directions of the main beam and... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100195180 - Deflecting mirror for deflecting and scanning light beam: The deflecting mirror includes a fixed base member; a mirror having a reflection surface; a support member swingably supporting the mirror; a pair of driving beam members, each having a first end connected with the fixed base member and a second end connected with the support member to support the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100195181 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: A disclosed optical scanning device includes a light beam generating unit configured to generate a light beam; a light beam deflecting unit configured to receive the light beam and deflect/emit the light beam with a deflecting mirror; a light beam ON/OFF control unit configured to control the light beam generating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100195182 - Speed reducing mechanism, drive device, and optical instrument: A speed reducing mechanism includes: a driven member; and a decelerating member transmitting a drive force from an actuator to the driven member. The driven member includes an engagement pin. The decelerating member includes: a teeth portion engaging a rotor pinion portion serving as the drive force from the actuator;... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP

20100195183 - Optical switching apparatus and optical switching method: An optical switching apparatus changes an angle of a movable mirror reflecting light input to the optical switching apparatus and performs switching control for switching an output port that outputs the light reflected by the movable mirror. The optical switching apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires intensity information concerning... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100195184 - Display apparatus, method and light source: In accordance with the invention, a display apparatus comprising a light source is provided, said light source comprising at least one superluminescent light emitting diode (SLED), the apparatus further comprising at least one light modulating device arranged in a beam path of a light beam emitted by said light source... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100195185 - Optical cleaning of crystals: Method for preparing a purified crystal for use in an optical component, from an impure crystal having impurities or crystal defects capable of causing a specific absorption of incident light, includes heating the impure crystal to a temperature at which ions in the crystal are mobile and provide conductivity. A... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100195186 - Twdm element, imager, and method for temporally and spatially modulating by using the same: A tri wavelength diffracting modulation (TWDM) element, a TWDM imager, and methods of temporally and spatially modulating by using the same are disclosed. The TWDM element includes first and second sets of movable reflective rigid plates under independent electrical actuation, provides four different spatial configurations for reflecting and selectively diffracting... Agent: J C Patents

20100195188 - Electrophoretic display panel and electrophoretic display apparatus: An electrophoretic display panel includes a transparent substrate, a first electrode, a transparent wall, a plurality of display media, and a plurality of reflective elements. The first electrode is disposed on the transparent substrate. The transparent wall is disposed on the first electrode to define a plurality of micro-cell structures... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100195187 - Transflective display apparatus using dielectrophoresis and method of manufacturing the transflective display apparatus: Example embodiments relate to a transflective display apparatus using dielectrophoresis and a method of manufacturing the transflective display apparatus. The display apparatus may include a display panel; a backlight unit providing the display panel with light for forming an image; and a reflective plate arranged under the backlight unit. The... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100195189 - System and method for actuation of spatial light modulators: A system comprises a spatial light modulator comprising a plurality of modulation elements, the spatial light modulator operable to receive an optical signal comprising one or more optical channels, wherein the elements are operable to perform an optical function on at least one of the one or more optical channels.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100195190 - Lens array device and image display device: A lens array device and an image display device using the lens array device, which allow a lens effect characteristic different from that of a single variable lens array to be easily obtained, are provided. The lens array device includes a variable lens array and a fixed lens array. The... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100195191 - Wavelength converter, image display and machining apparatus: A wavelength converter is provided with an infrared light source (1) for emitting a fundamental wave having a wavelength of 2000 nm or shorter, a wavelength conversion element (3) composed of a nonlinear optical crystal having a periodical polarization reversal structure and adapted to convert a fundamental wave emitted from... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100195192 - Optical signal amplifier, method of optical amplification and optical network: An optical signal amplifier for use in optical networks operating in a ring configuration comprising a first doped optical fibre loop pumped by a first laser and a second optical fibre loop pumped by a second laser.... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20100195193 - Optical pulse source device: An optical pulse source device comprising an optical pulse source (10) emitting an optical pulse train, optical amplifying means (20, 40) amplifying the optical pulse train and a saturable absorber device (30) removing noise floor in the optical pulse train. There is provided an optical pulse source device for multiphoton... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100195194 - Large mode area optical fiber: A large-mode-area (LMA) optical fiber (10) that operates as a single-mode optical fiber. The optical fiber includes a core region (20) surrounded by an inner cladding (32), which in turn is surrounded by an outer cladding (40). The inner cladding includes at least one up-doped ring region (32R1). The ring... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100195195 - System and method for combining multiple fiber amplifiers or multiple fiber lasers: A method for combining fiber amplifiers includes emitting a beam from a tapered fiber combiner and transmitting and coupling a portion of the emitted beam back into the fiber combiner via a feedback fiber. The transmission and coupling of the feedback fiber includes mixing the feedback fiber with the output... Agent: Andrews Kurth LLP

20100195196 - Laser beam amplifier and laser apparatus using the same: A laser beam amplifier with high optical axis stability is provided. The laser beam amplifier includes: a container for accommodating a laser medium; a pair of electrodes for performing discharge in the laser medium to form an amplification region for a laser beam in the laser medium; and an optical... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100195197 - Heat-ray reflective film, heat-ray reflective structure, and production method thereof: l

20100195198 - Microscope illumination: According to the invention, the microscope illumination of the above-described type is equipped with a homogenizing arrangement wherein, in a plurality of successive sections of the illumination beam path, optical elements are present which reduce the coherence of the laser light, homogenize the intensity of the light beam, in a... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100195199 - Eyepiece base unit and microscope: The eyepiece base unit 12 is removably attached to a main unit of the microscope, and includes, in a state of being attached to the microscope, a pupil conjugate plane, which is a plane conjugate with an image side focal plane of an objective lens in an observation optical system... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100195200 - Screen, control method, program, and recording medium: A beam 111 is fixed to a frame 24. The beam 111 is connected to a beam 112 through a rotation shaft 113. Wheels 23A, 23B are fixed to the beam 112, and the wheels 23A, 23B allows movement along a rail provided in a ceiling. A speaker, a display,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100195201 - Screen: A screen according to the present invention includes: a retroreflective layer, which has a front side and a rear side with an array of corner cubes; a low-refractive-index layer, which is made of a substance with a lower refractive index than the retroreflective layer; and a light absorbing layer for... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100195202 - Diffusing screen: Various embodiments related to a rear projection display screen configured to reduce an intensity of light at a viewing angle at which the light is less likely to be viewed by a user are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment provides a diffusing screen comprising a sheet-like structure transparent to one or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100195203 - Lenticular device for an autostereoscopic display apparatus and method of producting the same: A method of producing a lenticular device for an autostereoscopic display apparatus comprises providing a substrate having a surface which corresponds in shape to a desired surface profile for the array of lenticular elements, and providing an optical layer mixture of an optically birefringent material and a polymer precursor over... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100195204 - Optical film: The present invention provides a nanostructure comprising a plurality of nanoridges wherein the height of each nanoridge is modulated whereby to form one or more peaks (e.g. a series of peaks) along the length of each nanoridge.... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law

20100195205 - Cube-corner type self-reflection sheet having improved tensile strength: Disclosed is a retroreflective sheet using a cube-corner type retroreflection principle, which is composed of a body layer which includes a flexible transparent thermoplastic sheet made of a transparent material for high light transmittance and having a smooth surface as a reflective surface and also includes a woven fabric disposed... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100195206 - Image stabilizing device and camera: An image stabilizing device of the present invention includes: a correction lens holding member 405 to which a correction lens G3 included in an optical system of a camera is fixed; a holding member 408 that holds the correction lens holding member so that the correction lens holding member is... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100195207 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: Provided is a zoom lens system including a compact focusing lens unit and having a suppressed change in image magnification at the time of movement of the focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system of the present invention, in order from an object side to an image side, includes a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100195208 - Customisation of a hot stamp foil or laminate: A method of producing a film having a diffractive surface pattern in selected areas by processing a precursor film having a diffractive surface relief throughout one or more zones together defining a target area of the precursor film; the method comprising applying material to a selected zone of the diffractive... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100195209 - Method and apparatus for optical bandpass and notch filtering, and varying the filter center wavelength: A method and apparatus involve an optical element having a passband with a center wavelength, and filtering radiation having first and second portions that arrive along a path of travel extending to the optical element. The first portion includes radiation inside the passband, and the second portion includes radiation above... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100195210 - Plastic sheets with lenticular lens array: A lenticular sheet, in one exemplary embodiment, includes a first surface having at least two portions, an opposing second surface, and a plurality of lenticular lenses formed in the first surface. Each portion of the first surface includes a number of lenticular lenses per centimeter that is different from the... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLP

20100195211 - Wide field of view color image projector: An optical device for an image projector for providing a projected wide field of view image, includes a first dichroic mirror or splitter, arranged in an input path for receiving light of a plurality of wavelength bands, and adapted to output by reflection on a first path respective first portions... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100195212 - High-order aberration correction for optimization of human visual function: The present invention relates to the optimization of human visual function by correcting and/or optimizing high-order optical aberrations in high performance optical devices. The optimization is particularly useful for high performance devices used under low light conditions such as binoculars, rifle scopes, telescopes, microscopes, night vision goggles and laser eye... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100195213 - Optical device with membrane that can be deformed by electrostatic actuation: An optical device with a deformable membrane including an anchoring area on a support helping to contain a constant volume of liquid in contact with one of its faces, a substantially central area, configured to be deformed reversibly from a rest position, and an actuation mechanism displacing the liquid in... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100195214 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith and method for manufacturing the zoom lens: A zoom lens ZL installed in an electronic still camera 1 includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, and a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power. A distance between the first lens group G1 and the second lens group... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100195215 - High zoom-ratio zoom lens system: z

20100195216 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: Provided is a zoom lens system including a compact focusing lens unit and having a suppressed change in image magnification at the time of movement of the focusing lens unit. A zoom lens system of the present invention, in order from an object side to an image side, includes, a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100195217 - Variable focal length lens system and imaging apparatus: (where fw indicates the focal length of the entire lens system at the wide-angle end, R23 indicates the curvature radius of a surface of the cemented lens closest to the object side in the second lens group, and R24 indicates the curvature radius of a cemented surface of the cemented... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100195218 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: Provided is a zoom lens system including a compact focusing lens unit and having a suppressed change in image magnification at the time of movement of the focusing lens unit. The zoom lens system of the present invention, in order from an object side to an image side, includes a... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100195219 - Wide-angle zoom lens system: o

20100195220 - Optical pickup lens: An optical pickup lens for focusing a light beam from a laser light source on an optical information recording medium is a single lens. The optical pickup lens has two surfaces, and a surface R2 opposite to a surface R1 closer to the laser light source has a continuous shape.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100195221 - Wide-angle lens, imaging apparatus, and method for manufacturing wide-angle lens: A wide-angle lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, and a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power. The first lens group includes at least one negative meniscus lens having a convex surface facing the object side. The second... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100195222 - Magnifier detachably affixed to cosmetic container: A cosmetic magnifying lens or mirror is disclosed which is capable of being detachably affixed to a conventional cosmetic container, such as mascara. The magnifying lens or mirror may further be adapted to fit over cosmetic containers having a variety of shapes and sizes, and may be reused when the... Agent: Denise Eccher

20100195223 - Miniature magnetic-levitated lens driving device: A miniature magnetic-levitated lens driving device includes a lid, a casing, a lens module, a plate spring, and a magnetic-levitated module. The lid has a hollow structure and is coupled to the casing. The casing is formed therein with a receiving space. The lens module is provided in the receiving... Agent: Raymond Sun

20100195224 - Lens barrel: A telescopic lens barrel which is capable of increasing the assembling workability and advancing and retracting a lens in an optical axis direction of the lens barrel with high accuracy, without miniaturizing of the lens barrel. A barrel base plate holds an image pickup device. A fixed cylinder is secured... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100195225 - Coordinated pivoting and extending vehicle mirror: An exterior vehicle mirror system has a vehicle mountable support and a support arm. A mirror housing is movable along the support arm between the support and a distal end. An electrically powered mirror unit adjust mechanism can adjust the mirror unit about horizontal and vertical axes. An electrically powered... Agent: Mcgarry Bair PC

20100195226 - Accessory system suitable for use in a vehicle: A vehicular accessory system includes an attachment element at an in-cabin surface of a vehicle windshield. The attachment element accommodates a rain sensor, which has a field of view through an aperture of the attachment element towards the vehicle windshield. An interior rearview mirror assembly has a case that houses... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100195227 - System and method of focusing electromagnetic radiation: A tracking system for reflecting electromagnetic radiation from a source to a target area, having at least one reflecting surface or mirror mounted to a support that fixes the reflecting surface orientation to focus electromagnetic radiation on the target area when the reflecting surface is at a first location at... Agent: Erickson Law Group, PC

20100195228 - Functional field of view for blind spot mirrors: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a motor vehicle includes a mounting bracket securable to a lateral side of a vehicle. A mirror case is secured to the mirror bracket. A primary reflector is fixedly secured to the primary portion of the backing plate. The primary reflector defines a primary... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100195229 - Mirror assembly: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror casing having a human machine interface thereat. The mirror assembly includes a display device disposed behind the transflective mirror reflector of the interior rearview mirror assembly and visible through the transflective mirror reflector to the driver when displaying information.... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100195230 - Vehicle inside mirror device employing ball clamps: The present invention is related to a vehicle inside mirror device employing ball clamp in which a barrel-shaped ball clamp is prepared by assembling a pair of semi-barrel-shaped and symmetrical bodies to absorb a mechanical error or an assembling error caused by a loosen assembly between the ball clamp and... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100195231 - Reflection film, reflection film laminate, led, organic el display, and organic el illuminating instrument: where [A] (atomic percent) denotes the content of one or more of the V, Ge, and Zn, and [Bi] (atomic percent) denotes the content of Bi. Whereas, a reflection film laminate in accordance with the present invention is a reflection film laminate formed on a substrate, characterized by including: a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100195232 - Ink composition for color filter, method for preparing a color filter using the same, and color filter: Disclosed is a color filter ink composition that includes an acrylic-based copolymer resin including repeating units represented by a particular chemical formula, a polymerizable monomer, a pigment, and a solvent. According to the present invention, the color filter ink composition can have excellent ejection properties and ejection stability by using... Agent: Summa, Additon & Ashe, P.A.

20100195233 - Luminance-enhanced film: Disclosed is a luminance-enhanced film, including birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns, whose island portions are grouped, based on two or more spinning cores, present in a sheet. The luminance-enhanced film causes formation of an optical modulation interface between island portions and sea portions, thus maximizing optical modulation efficiency, as compared to conventional... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100195234 - Luminance-enhanced film: Disclosed is a luminance-enhanced film, including birefringent island-in-the-sea yarns which comprise island portions and sea portions, each composed of a specific material. Accordingly, unlike conventional stack-type luminance-enhanced films, the luminance-enhanced film of the present invention comprises birefringent island-in-the-sea yarn, as a layer, in the sheet, thus considerably improving luminance without... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

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