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Optical: systems and elements September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100245954 - Dual-function alignment layer for liquid crystal devices to improve degradation resistance to radiation: A liquid crystal alignment layer both offers a surface to which the liquid crystal molecules align, and maintains conductive properties required for the liquid crystal molecules to be manipulated by an applied electrical field. Advantages of the alignment layer offer reduced device degradation and improved stability under conventional or high... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20100245955 - Light irradiation device and control method: A light irradiation device includes: a focus servo control unit including a light source, a spatial light modulating unit, and a light irradiating unit, for focus servo control so that the ideal focal position of light via an objective lens is such that distance between an ideal focal position and... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20100245956 - Optical reflection device: An optical reflection device includes a flexible substrate, an elastic member provided, an elastic portion connected with an end of the flexible substrate, an optical reflector coupled with the flexible substrate via the first elastic portion, a first electrode layer provided on the flexible substrate, and a piezoelectric layer provided... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100245957 - Two-mirror scanning system: A scanning beam projection system includes a two-mirror scanning system. One mirror scans in one direction, and a second mirror scans in a second direction. A fast scan mirror receives a modulated light beam from a fold mirror and directs the modulated light beam to a slow can mirror. The... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20100245958 - Two-element f(theta) lens with short focal distance for laser scanning unit: A two-element fθ lens with short focal distance for a laser scanning unit comprises a first lens and a second lens. The first lens has first and second optical surfaces, the second lens has third and fourth optical surfaces, and all the optical surfaces in a main scanning direction on... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20100245959 - Scan optical system, light scan device, and image formation device: An imaging lens good in mass-productivity, compact, low in manufacturing cost, good in aberration performance is provided by effectively correcting aberrations without greatly varying the variation of the thickness of a curing resin. An imaging device having such an imaging lens and a portable terminal are also provided. A third... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100245960 - Optical deflection method and optical deflection apparatus: An optical deflection apparatus includes a signal light source configured to emit signal light having one or more wavelengths, a control light source configured to emit control light having a wavelength different from the wavelength of the signal light, a thermal lens forming optical element including a light absorption layer... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100245961 - Optical device, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An optical device includes: a movable plate disposed in an area over which externally incident light is spread, the movable plate having a light reflecting surface that reflects the light; and an axis member that swingably supports the movable plate around a predetermined axis, wherein each portion in the light... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100245962 - Optical device, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An optical device includes: a movable plate disposed in a distribution range of light input from outside, and having a light reflecting surface adapted to reflect the light; a shaft member adapted to support the movable plate so that the movable plate can swing around a predetermined axis; a ferromagnetic... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100245963 - Piezoelectric actuator, driving device, positioning device and laser module: In a piezoelectric actuator (8) comprising a layered piezoelectric element (14) which consists of alternately stacked expansion and contraction layers (14a) and electrode layers (14b), a driving shaft (15) of which one end is fixed to one end of the piezoelectric element (14) in expansion and contraction direction, a movable... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100245964 - Micro-structure: A micro-structure produced by utilizing a MEMS technology or the like includes: a frame including a portion having a first layer and a portion having a second layer on the lower side of the first layer; a movable body including a portion having the first layer and a portion having... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100245966 - Actuator device for optical deflector: An actuator device for optical deflector includes a base for mounting an optical deflector deflecting a light beam from a light source, at least one piezoelectric actuator translating and vibrating said base; and a supporting body supporting said piezoelectric actuator.... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP

20100245965 - Real-time optical compensation of orbit induced distortion effects in long integration time imagers: An apparatus and method for effecting and changing optical distortions is disclosed. The apparatus includes a beam imaging apparatus including a first deformable mirror, a second deformable mirror, and a beam-steering apparatus. The beam-steering apparatus includes a plurality of planar tiltable mirrors arranged to define a radiation beam path therebetween,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)

20100245967 - Modulator device for generating an optical transfer signal modulated by binary signal: According to the invention, a very narrow-band transfer signal (LS) is generated by serially connecting a frequency modulator (2) and an amplitude modulator (4). The frequency modulator (2) is operated at a modulation index which at least largely suppresses the carrier signal (TS) while the amplitude modulator (4) suppresses the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100245968 - Bias controller: The present invention relates to a bias controller for a dual output electro-optic modulator and a method for controlling the bias of a dual output electro-optic modulator. The invention further comprises an optical commutator switch with a plurality of dual-output electro-optic modulators interconnected in a tiered arrangement, and control means... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100245969 - Coupled quantum well structure: In the production of optical devices or the like utilizing an intersubband transition of a coupled quantum well, a quantum well structure having strong coupling is provided. In addition, a coupled well structure of excellent productivity capable of avoiding thinning of coupling barrier layer for strengthening the coupling is provided.... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen

20100245970 - Light control device, semiconductor wafer, and light control system: A light control device includes: a single crystal substrate (10); an electro-optic thin film (20) which is provided on the single crystal substrate (10) and has an electro-optic effect; and a plurality of electrodes (30, 40) which are provided along a crystal axis of the electro-optic thin film and apply... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100245971 - Flexible electrochromic devices, electrodes therefor, and methods of manufacture: An electrochromic fiber or fabric is disclosed. The fiber or fabric includes a flexible, electrically conductive fiber, and a layer comprising an electrochromic material disposed on and surrounding the flexible, electrically conductive fiber. In one embodiment, the fiber or fabric is both flexible and elastic. The fibers and fabrics are... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100245973 - Electrochromic devices: Prior electrochromic devices frequently suffer from poor reliability and poor performance. Some of the difficulties result from inappropriate design and construction of the devices. In order to improve device reliability two layers of an electrochromic device, the counter electrode layer and the electrochromic layer, can each be fabricated to include... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100245972 - Variable attenuated transmittance device control system: Some embodiments include an automotive variable attenuated transmittance device having a predetermined minimum transmittance. Such devices can include a suspended particle device, liquid crystal device, polymer dispersed liquid crystal device, or electrochromic device. Some embodiments also include a manual and/or automatic control system for varying transmittance according to any of... Agent: Emerson, Thomson & Bennett, LLC

20100245975 - Display device having an array of spatial light modulators with integrated color filters: By selectively placing color filters with different transmittance spectrums on an array of modulator elements each having the same reflectance spectrum, a resultant reflectance spectrum for each modulator element and it's respective color filter is created. In one embodiment, the modulator elements in an array are manufactured by the same... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100245974 - Multi-fiber section tunable optical filter: A tunable optical filter is formed by the longitudinal alignment of two opposing end sections of single-mode optical fibers. On at least one of the end sections is a collimator fiber section which is formed from a section of a graded-index, multimode optical fiber which is an odd number of... Agent: Aka Chan LLP

20100245978 - Colour change material and method of manufacture thereof: Metal nanovoids are grown on a stretchable plastic film. The fabrication proceeds by assembling the template of a single layer of close packed silica spheres on a conducting substrate. A conducting layer is then electrochemically grown on top to form a master. An elastomeric precursor is then coated on the... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100245976 - Digital binary mems wavefront control: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a new type of phase screen, i.e., an opto-electronic device that can convert a distorted incoming optical wavefront into a plane wave or, conversely, transform a plane wave into a prescribed varying output wavefront. The basic concept involves novel binary all-digital MEMS interferometer... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20100245979 - Mems cavity-coating layers and methods: Devices, methods, and systems comprising a MEMS device, for example, an interferometric modulator, that comprises a cavity in which a layer coats multiple surfaces. The layer is conformal or non-conformal. In some embodiments, the layer is formed by atomic layer deposition (ALD). Preferably, the layer comprises a dielectric material. In... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100245977 - Post-release adjustment of interferometric modulator reflectivity: In various embodiments, devices, methods, and systems for adjusting the reflectivity spectrum of a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) device are described herein. The method comprises depositing a reflectivity modifying layer with the optical cavity of an interferometric modulator, where the reflectivity modifying layer shifts or trims the shape of the interferometric... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100245980 - System and method for a mems device: Light in the visible spectrum is modulated using an array of modulation elements, and control circuitry connected to the array for controlling each of the modulation elements independently, each of the modulation elements having a surface which is caused to exhibit a predetermined impedance characteristic to particular frequencies of light.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100245983 - Display media particles and information display panel using the same: A display media particle used for an information display panel having display media constituted of particles sealed between two substrates, at least one of which is transparent, for displaying information by moving the display media, is formed of a mother particle 32 made from materials including a base resin having... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100245981 - Electro-optical display: A display system encompasses electrodes that induce a convective flow of a carrier fluid that transports a colorant species that is suspended in the carrier fluid. At least one of the convection flow, speed, and direction of the colorant species is controlled by operation of the electrodes.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100245984 - Electrophoretic display sheet, electrophoretic display, method for producing electrophoretic display, and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display sheet includes: a substrate; at least one kind of electrophoretic particles; an electrophoretic dispersion liquid containing the at least one kind of electrophoretic particles; a microcapsule having a shell for enclosing the electrophoretic dispersion liquid therein; a microcapsule-containing layer provided on a surface side of the substrate... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100245982 - Particles for display, particle dispersion for display, display medium and display device: Particles for display including a colorant, a first polymer gel having a charging group and a second polymer compound having a hydrophilic group, the first polymer gel and the second polymer compound forming an IPN structure or a semi-IPN structure.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100245985 - Wavelength converting devices: A wavelength converting substrate 1 is made of a Z plate of a ferroelectric single crystal, and includes a periodic domain inversion structure 2 formed therein, an incident face 1c of a fundamental wave 15, an emitting face 1d of a wavelength converted light, a +Z face 1a and a... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100245986 - optical amplifier and a method of light amplification: An optical amplifier has a pump and an “anti-pump” for reducing a variation of the amplifier gain with the input optical power. The wavelength of “anti-pump” light is longer than the wavelength of the optical signal being amplified, so that the optical signal serves as a pump for the “anti-pump”... Agent: Teitelbaum & Maclean

20100245987 - Semiconductor optical amplifier: It is desirable to provide a semiconductor optical amplifier from which it becomes able to obtain a higher output power. A semiconductor optical amplifier in comprises an active wave guiding layer which comprises a passive core region that is formed of a semiconductor, and active cladding regions that are located... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100245988 - Optical amplifier: An optical amplifier includes a first excitation light source that outputs a first excitation light; a second excitation light source that outputs a second excitation light; a first amplifying optical fiber doped with a rare-earth element and excited by the first excitation light to amplify light input to the first... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100245989 - Multi-stage erbium-doped fiber amplifier with a single programmable logic device control circuit and method of controlling thereof: A control circuit for a fiber amplifier having a first stage pump and at least one second stage pump and method of controlling thereof is disclosed. The control circuit includes a control gate controlling a current through the first stage pump. A sensor for detecting a voltage across the first... Agent: Ipg Photonics Corporation

20100245990 - Semiconductor optical amplifier and optical module: A semiconductor optical amplifier includes a semiconductor substrate; an optical waveguide that includes an active layer formed on the semiconductor substrate; and a wavelength selective reflection film that is formed on an end face where signal light is incident on the optical waveguide the wavelength selective reflection film allows transmission... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100245991 - Film mirror having ultraviolet ray reflection film: Disclosed is a film mirror used for reflection of sunlight, which includes, in the following order from the side where sunlight is entered, an ultraviolet ray reflection film which reflects ultraviolet ray and transmits visible and infrared light, a plastic film layer, a metal reflection-layer which reflects visible and infrared... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100245992 - Attachment for use with visual presenter: An attachment connects an eyepiece lens tube of microscope and an imaging lens tube of visual presenter and includes a cylindrical part loosely fittable through an opening with the eyepiece lens tube, a circular receiving surface which is formed on the cylindrical part and which a distal end of the... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100245993 - Laser scanning microscope: The present invention relates to a laser scanning microscope that can generate an arbitrary control signal without depending on the configuration of the hardware. A memory 64 has a bit width wider than a bit width of drive data based on a drive table for generating a drive signal X... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100245994 - Scanning laser microscope: A scanning laser microscope obtains images by performing scanning with laser light. The scanning laser microscope includes scanner and controller. The scanner is applied for performing scanning with the laser light line by line. The controller is applied for calculating a required line scanning time that is required as time... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100245995 - Projection screen: A projection screen for use in a projection system that includes an image source, such as a projector, is substantially flexible. In one embodiment, the projection screen includes a film to provide stiffness to the projection screen. In some embodiments, the film may be substantially self-supporting, thereby allowing for easier... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100245996 - Screen and projector: There is provided a screen and a projector using a simple configuration and operation to make speckles less visible. A screen 10 on which light beams are incident includes a lenticular lens 11 as a first layer having viewing angle control means for enlarging the viewing angle and a Fresnel... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100245997 - Electro-optic device and electronic apparatus: The electro-optic device of the present invention includes an arrangement of an electro-optic panel and a lenticular lens sheet on one side of the electro-optic panel, wherein the lenticular lens sheet includes multiple cylindrical lenses arrayed parallel to one another and an alignment line extending in such a direction as... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100245998 - Stereoscopic image formation techniques: An aspect of the present disclosure provides for a quarter-wave retarder film that is overlaid onto a linearly-polarized stereoscopic image pair in an appropriate orientation in order to produce an image that is viewable using circularly polarized viewing glasses for increased viewing comfort and head-tilt resistance. Another aspect of the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery

20100245999 - Cart for 3d glasses: A cart for holding 3D glasses.... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

20100246000 - Wafer level lens module array with spacer array: An exemplary wafer level lens module array includes a first lens array, a second lens array above the first lens array, and a spacer array between the first and second lens arrays. The first lens array includes a number of first lenses, and two first aligning structures. The second lens... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100246001 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes a vibrated member and a piezoelectric element. The piezoelectric element vibrates the vibrated member at a predetermined vibration mode to remove a foreign substance adhered to a surface of the vibrated member. A drive electrode, a first vibration detection electrode and a second vibration detection electrode... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100246002 - Zoom lens system and image taking apparatus including the same: Provided is a zoom lens system 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 third lens unit having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens unit having... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100246004 - display projectors: The present invention is directed to a display which presents an image along a line of sight of an observer, such that the image is overlaid on a real world scene has a first waveguide and an image source device to inject the image into the first waveguide. The first... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100246003 - projection displays: A projection display which includes first and second waveguide elements, wherein the first waveguide element has a two input regions for injecting image bearing light into the first waveguide element. In this manner, the total field of view of the image to be displayed at the second waveguide element is... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100246005 - Encoded particle having a grating with variations in the refractive index: Microparticles 8 includes an optical substrate 10 having at least one diffraction grating 12 disposed therein. The grating 12 having a plurality of colocated pitches Λ which represent a unique identification digital code that is detected when illuminated by incident light 24. The incident light 24 may be directed transversely... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100246006 - Diffractive optical system and optical device: A diffractive optical system including a diffractive optical element has a concave lens component having a first diffractive optical surface, and an optical member having a second diffractive optical surface, the concave lens component and the optical member being arranged so that the first diffractive optical surface and the second... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100246007 - composition including an item and an encoded optical substrate and a method for identifying an item: A method and apparatus for drug product tracking (or other pharmaceutical, health care or cosmetics products, and/or the packages or containers they are supplied with) using diffraction grating-based encoded optical identification elements 8 includes an optical substrate 10 having at least one diffraction grating 12 disposed therein. The grating 12... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP

20100246008 - Diffractive optical element and manufacturing method thereof: A diffractive optical element according to the present invention includes: a body 1 being composed of a first optical material containing a first resin, and having a diffraction grating 2 on a surface thereof; and an optical adjustment layer 3 being composed of a second optical material containing a second... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100246009 - Optical coating: Optical coating materials comprise a transparent matrix material having dispersed nanoparticles comprising between 1 and 20 volume percent of the optical coating material. The coating materials are used to form optical coatings on substrates, such as glass/ceramic, polymer or metal, to alter the color or other optical properties. The nanoparticles... Agent: William M. Brown Ngimat Co.

20100246010 - Method of controlling inclination angle of fabry-perot tunable filters: Fabry-Perot tunable filters is provided with a first fixed semitransparent mirror and a second movable semitransparent mirror arranged against each other, and piezoelectric elements more than three arranged at an equi-interval on the second movable semitransparent mirror to change a space between the first and second semitransparent mirrors. The second... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100246012 - Opitical article and process for producing the same: An optical article includes a plurality of light transmissive members and a plurality of optical functional films, wherein the plurality of light transmissive members are disposed to face one another; the optical functional film is disposed such that the optical functional film is sandwiched between the light transmissive members; a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100246011 - Optical film: In a composition layering one layer on a transparent substrate, the present invention provides an optical film which can balance anti-glare function, high contrast, color reproducibility, and anti-glittering enough. The optical film in the present invention comprises a transparent substrate, and a resin layer layered on the transparent substrate, the... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100246013 - Low absorption optical coating apparatus and related methods using thf4/baf2 combination: A very low energy-absorption coating and related methods for use with high power CO2 lasers includes at least a thin layer of ThF4 (16) used as a water/moisture barrier, in combination with BaF2 (14), for various optical elements. When used in connection with a ZnSe substrate (12) or any other... Agent: J. Mark Holland And Associates

20100246014 - Antireflective film, polarizing plate, image display device and coating composition for forming low refractive index layer: wherein, Rf represents a (per)fluoroalkyl group or a (per)fluoropolyether group, W represents a connecting group, RA represents a functional group having a polymerizable unsaturated group, n represents an integer of from 1 to 3, and m represents an integer of from 1 to 3.... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100246016 - Glass having anti-glare surface and method of making: A glass article having an anti-glare surface. The anti-glare surface has a distinctness-of-reflected image of less than 95, and a haze of less than or equal to 50%. In one embodiment, the glass article further includes a smudge-resistant surface disposed on the anti-glare surface. Methods of making the glass article... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100246015 - Light guide plate: A light guide plate comprises: a rectangular light exit plane and at least one light entrance plane in contact with the light exit plane, wherein the light guide plate comprises three or more structural layers disposed on each other in a direction normal to the light exit plane, each structural... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

20100246017 - Vehicular rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same. Area of the effective field of view of the electro-optic mirror element substantially equals to that defined by the outermost perimeter of the element.... Agent: Gentex Corporation C/o Quarles & Brady LLP

20100246018 - Lens having antireflection and light absorbing films and lens array including such lens: An exemplary lens includes a light permeable substrate having a first surface and a second surface at opposite sides thereof, a first antireflection film formed at the first surface, a first optically active part formed on the first antireflection film, and a first light absorbing film formed on the first... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100246019 - Micro-lens enhanced element: A micro-lens enhanced element comprises a substrate bearing sequences of printed image elements, each sequence containing image elements front more than one image. A transparent spacer layer is coated over the interlaced image strips. Lenticular lenses are fashioned over each sequence of image elements by deposition of a transparent layer... Agent: Amelia A. Buharin Patent Legal Staff

20100246020 - Method of manufacturing a lens assembly, as well as a camera provided with such an assembly: Method of manufacturing a lens assembly by means of a replication process, wherein the following steps are carried out i) introducing a first, liquid, UV curable composition (2) into a first mould (1) provided with regularly spaced-apart cavities (6), ii) curing said first composition by UV radiation so as to... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100246021 - Flat prism sheet for backlight units and method of manufacturing the same: This invention relates to a flat prism sheet for backlight units and a method of manufacturing the same, and particularly, to a flat prism sheet, which has flat upper and lower surfaces and prism-shaped protrusions formed therein, and to a method of manufacturing the same. The flat prism sheet for... Agent: Lrk Patent Law Firm

20100246022 - Head mounted display: A head mounted display includes: a projection part which projects an image corresponding to image information onto a retina of an eye of a user; and an eyeglasses-type frame which supports the projection part. The eyeglasses-type frame includes a resilient bent portion having a Z shape in a plan view... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100246023 - Monocular type image display device: A monocular type image display device includes: a frame body having a front portion and a pair of temple portions connected to both side edges of the front portion; and an image display unit having an image forming part for forming an image based on an image signal and an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100246024 - Lens unit: A lens unit is equipped with a lens, through which light from an object enters, and a lens barrel for holding the lens. An optical extending member is employed when observing a focal image of the lens with a microscope. A receiving portion having a receiving surface, for receiving a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100246025 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the zoom lens system: A zoom lens system, in which chromatic aberration, spherical aberration, and coma may be excellently corrected in a balanced manner so as to obtain excellent optical performance over an entire zoom range, includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having a positive... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100246026 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: Provided is a compact and high optical performance zoom lens system, including, in order of from an object side toward an image side: a first lens unit with a negative refractive power; a second lens unit with a positive refractive power; and a third lens unit with the positive refractive... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100246027 - Image capturing apparatus and optical adjustment method: o

20100246028 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, sequentially from an object side, a first lens group that is negative; and a second lens group that is positive, where focal length is varied by varying a distance between the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes, from the... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100246029 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: z

20100246030 - Miniature image capture lens:

20100246031 - Large aperture imaging optical systems: Large aperture optical systems that are extremely well corrected over a large flat field and over a large spectral range are disclosed. Breathing and aberration variation during focusing are optionally controlled by moving at least two groups of lens elements independently. Aberration correction in general is aided by allowing the... Agent: OpticusIPLaw, PLLC

20100246032 - Holder for optical components: A holder for optical components includes a two-part holder housing that forms an essentially ring-shaped enclosure surrounding an optical component; in addition the two housing parts have different thermal expansion coefficients. To create a holder for optical components that is both simple in structure and ensures a low-tension and insulated... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC

20100246033 - Lens barrel and imaging apparatus: Disclosed herein is a lens barrel including a lens having a reference portion, a barrel body having a supporting portion adapted to come into contact with the reference portion of the lens, and a lens holding member for holding the lens so that the lens is sandwiched between the lens... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100246035 - Lens drive device: A lens drive device includes a lens holder for holding a lens; a cabinet to which the lens holder is attached so as to be capable of being displaced in a direction of an optical axis of the lens; and a drive part that uses a magnetic driving force to... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100246034 - Lens unit and lens driving apparatus: First to third guide members have first to third axis lines, and the first to third axis lines are arranged in parallel with each other. A first lens holder has a first lens held by a first lens holding portion with a first main sliding portion guided by sliding on... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246036 - Preliminary controlled pre-deformation treatment for the production of mirrors: A method for the production of mirrors entails performing a preliminary controlled pre-deformation treatment of an optical system, consisting of the following phases: calculation of the deformation of the optical system due to a selected reflecting treatment; design of a deforming layer such as to produce on the optical system... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100246037 - Variable shape mirror system: A variable shape mirror system includes a deformation section on which a reflection surface and first electrode are formed, a fixing section on which a second electrode is formed, and which is configured to fix the deformation section, and a drive unit, at least one of the first electrode and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100246039 - Beam-down type solar ray lighting device: An object is to provide a solar ray lighting device which is capable of reducing the blocking and the shadowing of beams of light reflected by heliostats and which is capable of fixing firmly and stably a heavy and large-sized center reflector. In a beam-down type solar ray lighting device,... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100246040 - Rear vision mirror for vehicle: A rear vision mirror for a vehicle is disclosed, which includes a main body unit and a mirror unit. The main body unit is mounted to the outside or the inside of the vehicle, to support and protect the mirror unit. The mirror unit mounted to a front side of... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100246038 - Snap fit connection in a rear view mirror: The invention is related to an external rear view mirror assembly including a positive connection that fits mirror components as a support frame mounted to a mirror housing or shell. The positive connection is a connector having a two part snap-fit connector with a first snap-fit connector part and a... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100246041 - Natural lighting system with sequential scanning process: A natural lighting system tracks natural light or sunlight, effectively draws the light, distributes the light to necessary places, and sequentially scans the light on the scanning area. The natural lighting system collects the sunlight and then reflects the collected sunlight to a target scanning area based on a sequential... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.

  
09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100238527 - Holographic dislpay using liquid crystal display device operating with unpolorized light: An electroholographic display system (800, 900) for displaying a holographic image, includes a coherent light source (830, 930) producing a coherent, collimated, light beam; a spatial light modulator (SLM) (820, 920) adapted to receive and spatially modulate the coherent, collimated, light beam to produce therefrom a spatially modulated light beam... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100238528 - Method and system for electroholographic display with zeroth-order diffraction suppression: An electroholographic display system (300, 700) includes: a coherent light source (330, 730); a spatial light modulator (SLM) (320, 720) that modulates a coherent collimated light beam; and a processor and driver unit (310, 710) that generates hologram data and applies appropriate voltages to the pixels of the SLM to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100238529 - Dithered holographic frontlight: A reflective or transmissive hologram may be used to extract light from a waveguide. The hologram may be formed by separately exposing each of a plurality of areas of a holographic medium with object beams and/or reference beams having attributes (e.g., illumination angles) that vary randomly or pseudorandomly over the... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Qual

20100238530 - Endoscopic imaging using reflection holographic optical element for autostereoscopic 3-d viewing: Systems and methods for generating a three-dimensionally perceived image from a stereo endoscope by at least one viewer include an autostereoscopic display having a left projector and a right projector that project corresponding left and right images received from corresponding left and right cameras of the stereo endoscope onto a... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20100238531 - Light-collecting device, light-collecting device array, exposure device and image-forming apparatus: A light-collecting device is provided, a light-collecting device, including: a first volume hologram recorded in a hologram recording layer by interference of a first spherical wave and a planar wave, the first spherical wave passing through a light path of diffused light which radiates from a light incident point, passes... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100238532 - Scanner apparatus having electromagnetic radiation devices coupled to mems actuators: A disclosed optical scanner apparatus can include a member having spaced apart proximal and distal portions. An optical scanning device can be configured to direct optical radiation, which is moveably coupled to the proximal portion of the member and can be configured to rotate in a plane of movement to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100238533 - Optical device, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An optical device includes: an axis member including a plate-shaped attachment portion and an elastic support portion that swingably supports the attachment portion around a predetermined axis; a rigid member attached to one side of the attachment portion; and a light reflecting member attached to the other side of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100238534 - Gel polymers containing ionic liquids: An electrochromic cell of the present invention may include a first electrically conducting transparent electrode bonded to an electrochemically formed first electrochromic electrode on the surface of the electrode; a second electrically conducting transparent electrode bonded to an electrochemically formed second electrochromic electrode on the surface of the second electrode... Agent: Pepper Hamilton LLP

20100238535 - Electrochromic thin-film material: One exemplary embodiment of an electrochromic thin-film material comprises a metal-chalcogen compound; and/or a mixture or solid solution of one or more metal-rich metal-chalcogen compounds and/or lithium. One or more of the metals comprise Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta, Cr, Mo, W, Mn, Sb, or Bi, or combinations thereof;... Agent: Joseph P. Curtin

20100238536 - Integrated silicon/silicon-germanium magneto-optic isolator: A magneto-optical isolator device is provided. The isolator device includes a substrate and a bottom cladding layer that is formed on the substrate. An optical resonator structure is formed on the bottom cladding layer. The resonator structure includes crystalline or amorphous diamagnetic silicon or silicon-germanium so as to provide non-reciprocal... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100238537 - Capacitive mems device with programmable offset voltage control: A capacitive MEMS device is formed having a material between electrodes that traps and retains charges. The material can be realized in several configurations. It can be a multilayer dielectric stack with regions of different band gap energies or band energy levels. The dielectric materials can be trappy itself, i.e.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100238538 - Optical fiber amplifier and methods of making the same: A method is provided for forming an optical fiber amplifier. The method comprises providing a composite preform having a gain material core that includes one or more acoustic velocity varying dopants to provide a longitudinally varying acoustic velocity profile along the gain material core to suppress Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS)... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20100238539 - Optical signal amplifying apparatus: An optical signal amplifying apparatus feeding back surrounding light to perform negative feedback optical amplification of a semiconductor optical amplifier is provided that enables a coupling structure to be simplified and miniaturized between the semiconductor optical amplifier and an optical fiber transmitting the output light from the semiconductor optical amplifier... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100238540 - Resin composite-type optical element and process for producing the resin composite-type optical element: An object of the present invention is to provide a resin composite-type optical element capable of cutting off ultraviolet light even though it uses a photocurable resin. A resin composite-type optical element of the embodiment of the present invention is a resin composite-type optical element having a base material and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100238541 - Stereo-examination systems with image rotation: A stereo-examination system including an objective arrangement configured to receive an object-side beam bundle emanating from the object plane and to convert the object-side beam bundle into an image-side beam bundle and a selection arrangement configured to select at least one pair of partial beam bundles from the image side... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100238542 - Far-optical device: A far-optical device comprising a reversal system and an adjustable optical magnification means with more than fourfold magnification, wherein the far-optical device has an optical beam deflection means which at all magnifications ensures a subjective field of view of the far-optical device of at least 22° at least for light... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100238543 - Single prism aberration compensation: System and method for utilizing two prisms spatially separated is provided. The two prisms spatially separated allows the two prisms typically found in a TIR optical relay system to be spatially separated. In an embodiment, one or more optical relay lenses are interposed between the two prisms. The prism positioned... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100238544 - Projection backwall apparatus and system: A collapsible projection backwall system utilizes a short throw projector and a collapsible framework to create a display usable in a small amount of space. The framework is specifically configured to support and appropriately position a flexible screen member so that distortion is avoided. This is particularly significant in situations... Agent: Patent Department Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd.

20100238545 - Method for manufacturing lens array and lens array manufactured by the method: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a lens array for recording or reproducing three-dimensional images with enhanced precision comprising uniform convex lenses of excellent optical properties without difficulties. A plurality of circular plateaus 3m having uniform diameter and shape are formed two-dimensionally arranged with high precision on a... Agent: James C. Wray

20100238546 - Three-dimensional display apparatus: A three-dimensional display apparatus including a pair of polarized glasses having first and second circularly polarized eyeglass with different polarization directions, a display panel displaying a linearly polarized image, a third quarter-wave plate and a patterned half-wave plate is provided. The first circularly polarized eyeglass has a first quarter-wave plate... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100238547 - Retardation layer and organic light-emitting device including the same: A wideband retardation layer (or film) that can perform circular polarizing so that the retardation layer can be formed with an organic light-emitting device to be relatively thin and have a relatively high contrast with no reduction in brightness, and an organic light-emitting device including the retardation layer. The retardation... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP

20100238548 - Optical film and method for manufacturing the same, antiglare polarizer, and display apparatus: An optical film includes a base member having convex structures that are two-dimensionally and orderly arranged on a surface thereof and a hard-coating layer provided on the surface of the base member, the surface having the arranged structures thereon. A continuous wave surface is provided on a surface of the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100238549 - Illumination systems: Described are illumination systems whereby light spectra from multiple LEDs of various colors can be combined and polarized with minimal components, while substantially reducing the losses for the combining and polarizing. The described systems and methods use polarizing beam splitters (PBSs) with retarder stack filters to combine color and split... Agent: Reald Inc. - Patent Department

20100238550 - Lens module fixing device: A lens module fixing device for fixing lens module is disclosed. The lens module fixing device includes a fixing tray, a transparent and an air pumping device. The fixing tray includes a comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The fixing tray defines a... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100238551 - Surgical microscope drape lens for reducing glare: A lens drape for a surgical microscope includes a drape and a lens assembly attached to the drape. The lens assembly includes a drape ring and a lens ring holding a lens. The drape is attached to the drape ring. The lens ring holds the lens at an acute angle.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100238552 - Retroreflective article: A retroreflective article includes: a retroreflective layer including a binding matrix and a plurality of optical elements, the binding matrix having an upper surface, the optical elements being bonded to and protruding from the upper surface of the binding matrix and being capable of directing light, that enters the optical... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100238553 - Image display body and image formation method: An image display body in which a decorative effect is obtained more effectively by an optical diffraction structure. In an image display body, an optical diffraction structure portion constituted by the optical diffraction structure in a halftone dot state is provided in a colored region on a base material. In... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100238554 - Sighting optics: One embodiment of sighting optics according to the teachings provided herein may comprise a front sight and a rear sight positioned in spaced-apart relation. The rear sight includes optical element having a first focal length and a second focal length. The first focal length is selected so that it is... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100238555 - Optical element, liquid crystal device, and display: An optical element having a function of splitting incident light into polarized beams includes a substrate transparent for the incident light; a diffractive structure that includes a plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions alternately arranged with each other, each of the plurality of concave portions and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100238556 - Plastic film with infrared reflective film and laminated glass with inserted plastic film:

20100238557 - Optical component and method for manufacturing the same: An optical component includes an antireflection film that is a multilayer film having alternately-laminated six or more layers including high refractive index layers and low refractive index layers; wherein a first layer of the antireflection film deposited closest to the substrate is a high refractive index layer; λ satisfies 480... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100238558 - Composition for anti-glare film and anti-glare film prepared using the same: The present invention provides a composition for an anti-glare film that includes a binder resin; and an organic particle which is included in an amount of 1 to 30 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the binder resin and in which concave 1 and convex patterns... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100238559 - Optical device and lens assembly: An optical device (1) includes: a first capillary tube assembly (2) and a second capillary tube assembly (3), in which capillary tubes (6, 10) into which optical fibers (5, 8 (9)) are inserted and fixed, are retained, respectively, by retaining sleeves (7, 11); and a lens assembly (4) including a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100238560 - Imaging lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith and method for manufacturing the imaging lens: An imaging lens SL installed in an SLR camera includes a front group disposed to the most object side and having negative power, and a rear group disposed to an image side of the front group and having negative power. At least a portion of the rear group is movable... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100238561 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using with the same: There is provided a zoom lens with a wide angle of view at the wide angle end and a high zoom ratio that has good imaging performance throughout the entire zoom range with chromatic aberrations being corrected favorably. In a zoom lens including, in order from the object side to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100238562 - Zoom lens system and optical apparatus using the same: Providing a zoom lens system being compact and simple having excellent optical performance suitable for an optical apparatus with a limited space for a zoom lens, and capable of shifting an image, and an optical apparatus equipped therewith. The system includes, in order from an object: a first group having... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100238563 - Zoom lens: o

20100238564 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: A zoom lens system includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit G1 having a positive refracting power, a second lens unit G2 having a negative refracting power, a third lens unit G3 having a positive refracting power, and a fourth lens unit... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100238565 - Zoom lens, information device, and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power, being disposed in order from an object side, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100238566 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: where νm represents the Abbe number of the material of a first positive lens having the largest dispersion of the positive lenses included in the rear lens subunit, νrp represents the average Abbe number of materials of positive lenses other than the first positive lens in the rear lens subunit,... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100238567 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: e

20100238568 - Optical system: The invention relates to an optical system which is adapted to form an image having a full 360° (panoramic)-direction angle of view on an image plane or project an image located on an image plane in a full 360° (panoramic)-direction angle of view, and which is of small-format size and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100238569 - Camera lens module: A lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens holder, a base, a plurality of elastic guiding members secured on the base and a plurality of electromagnetic devices arranged on the base. The lens barrel has a plurality of optical components received therein, and outer screw threads formed on an... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100238570 - Foldable rear view mirror assembly for a vehicle: A foldable rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The assembly comprises: a mounting bracket mountable to a vehicle, the mounting bracket having a base with detent features disposed on a detent circle on the base; a mirror head frame rotatably mounted to the mirror base for rotation about... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100238571 - Mirror optic system: The present invention relates to a component for a mirror optic system characterized in that the component comprises a thermoplastic polyester composition comprising polyethylene terephthalate (PET); and reinforcing fibres. The composition is substantially free of plasticizers and the weight % of PET and reinforcing fibers accounts for at least 95... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100238572 - Display device with openings between sub-pixels and method of making same: An electromechanical systems device includes a plurality of supports disposed over a substrate and a deformable reflective layer disposed over the plurality of supports. The deformable reflective layer includes a plurality of substantially parallel columns extending in a first direction. Each column has one or more slots extending in a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100238573 - Light-collection apparatus: A light-collection apparatus includes a core, a first layer and a second layer. The core is made in the form of a frustum and used as a solid light-passing zone. The first layer is provided on the core. The second layer is provided on the first layer. Therefore, the light-collection... Agent: Jackson Intellectual Property Group PLLC

  
09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100231997 - Dynamic time multiplexing fabrication of holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals for increased wavelength sensitivity: Described herein is a new holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystal (HPDLC) medium with broadband reflective properties, and a new technique for fabrication of broadband HPDLC mediums. The new technique involves dynamic variation of the holography setup during HPDLC formation, enabling the broadening of the HPDLC medium's wavelength response. Dynamic variation... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP

20100231998 - Monocular holographic data storage system architecture: A monocular holographic storage device or system to provide for compact recording and/or reading of data pages in a holographic storage medium. Also provided are methods for carrying out such data storage and/or data recovery using a monocular holographic storage device or system. Further provided are articles including holographic storage... Agent: Vedder Price, PC

20100231999 - Dynamic wavefront shaping unit: An optical unit for dynamically shaping a wavefront is disclosed, having light modulation cells disposed regularly in cell fields, and locally influencing partial light waves in a propagating light wavefront. Each cell field is connected to a cell controller separately adjusting the optical behavior of the light modulator cells. Serially-disposed... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100232000 - Spatial light modulator using electrowetting cells: A spatial light modulator for modulating light field amplitude comprises a surface relief grating adapted to act as a diffractive lens, where a material is used to fill at least one groove of a surface grating structure, such that a controllable refractive index birefringence of the material inside the surface... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100232001 - Delayed optical logic gates: A system, method, and apparatus for delayed optical logic gates based on slow light and enhanced nondegenerate four-wave mixing processes, where a single or multiple delayed optical routers are utilized for dark resonance interactions in which two-color lasers interact with a three-level nonlinear optical medium comprised of two ground states... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP

20100232002 - System and method for illumination attenuation: Generally speaking, the output brightness of an illuminator is varied by chopping an output light beam such that the beam is alternately interrupted and unhindered. An interrupter can be rapidly moved into and out of the transmission path of a light beam. The brightness of the light beam received at... Agent: Alcon

20100232003 - Vision enhancing optical articles: The invention provides an optical article including a substrate; and a colorant composition connected to at least a portion of the substrate. The colorant composition is a fixed-tint colorant; and a photochromic material. The article exhibits a passive state and an activated state, such that the article can switch from... Agent: Ppg Industries Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20100232004 - Thin film semiconductor device, electrooptic device, and electronic equipment: A thin film semiconductor device includes, on a substrate, a thin film transistor of which channel is N-type, and a thin film transistor of which channel is P-type, wherein a source region of the N-type thin film transistor and a source region of the P-type thin film transistor are arranged... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100232005 - Speckle reduction in display systems using transverse phase modulation in a non-image plane: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a scanned beam display comprises one or more light sources to generate one or more light beams, a scanner module to receive the one or more light beams to generate a displayed image via scanning of the light beams onto a projection... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20100232006 - Method for mixing colors in a display unit: Disclosed is a method for mixing colors in a display unit with pixels that are arranged like a raster. According to said method, each pixel is provided with at least three color mirrors which are disposed behind or next to each other and are formed by transparent receptacles whose interiors... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC

20100232007 - Linear adaptive optics system in low power beam path and method: A system and method for providing a wavefront corrected high-energy beam of electromagnetic energy. In the illustrative embodiment, the system includes a source of a first beam of electromagnetic energy; an amplifier for amplifying said beam to provide a second beam; a sensor for sensing aberration in said second beam... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)

20100232008 - Bi-stable display device: A bi-stable display device including a first substrate, a thin film transistor (TFT) array layer and a bi-stable display panel is provided. The TFT array layer is formed on the first substrate and the bi-stable display panel is disposed on the TFT array layer. The first substrate includes at least... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100232009 - Display device: An electrophoretic display includes a lower substrate, an upper substrate, a color display layer on the lower substrate, a pixel electrode on the lower substrate, and a common electrode on the lower substrate or the upper substrate. The common electrode does not overlap the pixel electrode, and an electrophoretic active... Agent: H.c. Park & Associates, PLC

20100232010 - Electronic paper display device, manufacturing method and driving method thereof: An electronic paper display device, a manufacturing method and a driving method thereof are disclosed. Micro protrusion members are formed at electrodes or at insulating layers. Consequently, the electrophoretic particles are prevented from being securely attached to an upper or the lower structure, and therefore, the quality of pictures is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100232011 - Apparatus and method for operating an acousto-optical component: An apparatus for controlling an acousto-optical component influencing at least one of illumination light and detection light in a microscope is described. The apparatus comprises a radio-frequency generator for supplying the acousto-optical component with a radio frequency. The radio-frequency generator is configured to compensate deviations in the characteristics of the... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20100232012 - Optical antenna array for harmonic generation, mixing and signal amplification: An optical antenna collects, modifies and emits energy at light wavelengths. Linear conductors sized to correspond to the light wavelengths are used. Nonlinear junctions of small dimension are used to rectify an alternating waveform induced upon the conductors by the lightwave electromagnetic energy. The optical antenna and junctions are effective... Agent: Donald N. Halgren

20100232013 - Infrared imaging lens system and image capture device having same:

20100232014 - Optical transmission device: An optical transmission device including a driving unit having a transmitting member, a guide member, a frame, a clipping unit and a flexible member is disclosed. The clipping unit has a main clip engaging with one side of the transmitting member, and a sub-clip engaging with the other side of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100232015 - Autostereoscopic display with fresnel lens element: An autostereoscopic display is described. The autostereoscopic display apparatus includes a backlight having opposing first and second light input surfaces and a light transmission surface extending between the opposing first and second light input surfaces and a right eye light source located to provide light into the first light input... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100232016 - Stereoscopic binocular system, device and method: An optical system for transmitting a stereoscopic image to a right eye and a left eye of a user is disclosed. The system comprises an optical relay device, having a light-transmissive substrate, an input grating, a left output grating and a right output grating. The optical relay device is designed... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100232017 - Optical metapolarizer device: An optical metapolarizer device polarizes light while mitigating the absorptive or reflective losses associated with traditional polarizers. The metapolarizer device transmits light of one polarity and rotates the other polarity so that it is closer to the transmitted polarity. As a result, although the light exiting the metapolarizer device is... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100232018 - Polarizing plate, manufacturing method thereof, optical film and image display: A polarizing plate of the present invention includes a polyvinyl alcohol-based polarizer and transparent protective films provided on both sides of the polarizer with an adhesive layer interposed between the polarizer and each transparent protective film, wherein the transparent protective film on one side comprises a lactone ring structure-containing (meth)acrylic... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100232019 - Lamina comprising cube corner elements and retroreflective sheeting: The present disclosure is directed to lamina(e) comprising cube corner elements, a tool comprising an assembly of laminae and replicas thereof. The disclosure further relates to retroreflective sheeting.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100232020 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A lens includes a front group including a plurality of lens groups; and a rear group that is provided on an image side of the front group and that includes a negative lens and a positive lens. The positive lens has a flat lens surface on its image side, and... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100232021 - Durable antireflective film: Antireflective films are described having a surface layer comprising a the reaction product of a polymerizable low refractive index composition comprising at least one fluorinated free-radically polymerizable material and surface modified inorganic nanoparticles. A high refractive index layer is coupled to the low refractive index layer. In one embodiment, the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100232023 - Anti-glare film, method for manufacturing the same, and display device using the same: An anti-glare film has a plurality of diffuser elements, and has specified optical properties. The ratio of I(α+1)/I(α) is more than 0.1 to 0.6, where I(α) is an intensity of a light reflected toward an arbitrary angle α of 10° or less from a specular reflection direction of an incident... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100232022 - Diffuser with light condensing function: One face of a substrate of a diffuser with a light condensing function is disposed with a plurality of prism rods; at least one inclined face of parts of prism rods is disposed with a rough diffusion face; the diffusion face may be positioned on any position of the inclined... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20100232024 - Composition for transparent electroconductive film formation, transparent electroconductive film, and display: Through employment of a binder component, tin hydroxide powder serving as a conductive powder, and a high-refractive index powder; through dispersal of tin hydroxide powder and light-transmission-ensuring microparticles in a binder component at a predetermined ratio; and through employment of a specific binder component and, as a conductive powder, tin... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100232025 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a front side that is exposed the outside. A refractor or set of refractors is positioned so as to minimize the appearance of a shield member to a viewer, thus causing a non-display region of the display apparatus to appear to... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100232026 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a front side that is exposed the outside. A refractor or set of refractors is positioned so as to minimize the appearance of a shield member to a viewer, thus causing a non-display region of the display apparatus to appear to... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100232027 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a front side that is exposed the outside. A refractor or set of refractors is positioned so as to minimize the appearance of a shield member to a viewer, thus causing a non-display region of the display apparatus to appear to... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100232028 - Optical element and lens array: A lens array is provided. A manufacturing process is facilitated and micro fabrication can be performed. In addition, variation in an optical axis that depends on the processing accuracy and decentering of a droplet in the voltage-driven state is suppressed. In a lens array, a plurality of pyramidal recesses that... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100232029 - Reflective camouflage and methods: Methods and system for providing concealing camouflage of a position, hunter or observer using a shield or enclosure with a reflective exterior having exterior sides inclined towards the horizontal and observation portions of two-way mirror material. The shield or enclosures may be of any shape and may be of rigid... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100232031 - Fluidic lens with manually-adjustable focus: A fluidic lens may have a transparent window member, a transparent distensible membrane, an inner ring between the window member and membrane, and a top ring disposed such that the membrane is between the piston ring and the inner ring. A layer of liquid may be stored between the window... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent

20100232030 - Variable focus lens: A variable focus lens (10) comprises a container having an interior chamber (16). An optical axis (24) extends through the chamber. A first fluid medium (18) and a second fluid medium (20) are disposed in the chamber. A meniscus (22) is arranged substantially perpendicular to the optical axis and between... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100232032 - Imaging apparatus, imaging method and high zoom ratio zoom lens system: Providing an imaging apparatus capable of efficiently using effective pixels of a solid-state imaging device, and securing excellent peripheral light quantity of an image even upon vibration reduction. The imaging apparatus comprising: a high zoom ratio zoom lens 2 including, in order from the object, a first positive group, a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100232033 - Objective lens for endoscope: An objective lens for an endoscope is provided and has a lens group A and a lens group B that are movable in a direction of an optical axis. In the objective lens, first focal adjustment for observing a point between a most-distant point and an intermediate point is performed... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100232034 - Optical lens displacement systems: The present invention provides optical systems, devices and methods which utilize one or more electroactive polymer actuators to adjust an optical parameter of the optical device or system.... Agent: Levine Bagade Han LLP

20100232035 - Combined gear, lens adjustment mechanism, and electronic device: The present invention includes a pair of first gear 11 and second gear 12 having the same tooth profile and rotatably combined in a state wherein rotation centers of the gears are coincident. One gear of the pair of gears 11 and 12 is formed with elastic displacement portion 15... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100232036 - Cam mechanism of a telescoping lens barrel: A cam mechanism of a lens barrel includes a cam ring; and a movable frame which moves along an optical axis when the cam ring is rotated, without rotating relative to the cam ring, by engagement of a cam groove provided on the cam ring with a corresponding cam follower... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100232037 - 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 diaphragm S1, a first junction type compound lens, a... Agent: Venable LLP

20100232038 - Fixed-focus lens: A fixed-focus lens adapted to be disposed between a primary image side and a second image side is provided. The fixed-focus lens includes a second lens group, a first lens group, and a curved reflector arranged in sequence from the primary image side to the second image side. The second... Agent: J C Patents

20100232039 - Lens: A lens adapted to image a first image plane at a reduced side onto a magnified side is provided. The lens has an optical axis. The lens includes a lens group and a concave reflective mirror. The lens group is disposed in the light path between the reduced side and... Agent: J C Patents

20100232040 - Method of manufacturing a photographic lens having multiple lens groups to correct a focus deviation, photographic lens manufactured using the method, and photographic apparatus including the photographic lens: A photographic lens of a photographic apparatus which includes a plurality of lens groups may be manufactured using a method which includes correcting a focus deviation from a designed value generated in one lens group by adjusting a distance between lenses of another lens group. The distance between lenses may... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100232041 - Imaging lens system with small aperture value and compact size and imaging module having same: An imaging module includes an imaging lens system and an image sensor. The imaging lens system includes a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens. The imaging module satisfies the formulae, 2.4<S1/D1<3.0, 0.3<R1/F<0.7, wherein S1 is the effective diameter of the first surface S1 of the first lens,... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100232042 - Lens driving device: In the present invention, a lens driving device has appropriate offset for miniaturization, excellent linearity of driving current versus displacement, and good displacement sensitivity. A casing holding a yoke with at least one permanent magnet mounted on an inner circumference thereof is connected with a lens holder having a driving... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100232043 - Optical module, method for production thereof, and imaging apparatus: An optical module includes a substrate, an optical element directly built in a predetermined area of the substrate, and a piezoelectric element directly formed on the substrate along the circumference of the optical element. The piezoelectric element drives the optical element, by displacing the predetermined area of the substrate, in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100232044 - Lens device: A monitoring lens device includes a focus ring that is provided in an outer circumferential portion of a fixed cylinder and a zoom ring that is provided in an outer circumferential portion of the focus ring. A screw hole that is engaged with a shaft portion of a lock knob... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100232045 - Vehicle interior rearview mirror assembly with actuator: A rearview mirror system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly having a mounting structure, an electrical actuator and a reflective element. The mounting structure may be configured to be detachably mounted at an attachment element adhered to an inner surface of the vehicle windshield. The mounting structure... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

  
09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100225985 - Reproducing device and reproducing method: A reproducing device including a light source that emits light for reproducing recorded information to a hologram recording medium subjected to recording of information by interference fringes of signal light and reference light, a light irradiating unit that generates the reference light for obtaining a reproduced image according to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100225986 - Display device with an active matrix of electrowetting cells: The invention relates to an active matrix with data driver circuit and selection driver circuit, where the active matrix is electrically connected with the driver circuits and where it comprises electrowetting cells (EW cells) arranged in rows and columns. An EW cell comprises at least two electrodes, which are connected... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100225987 - Methods for forming magnetically modified electrodes and articles produced thereby: The present invention is directed to methods for making magnetically modified electrodes and electrodes made according to the method. Such electrode are useful as electrodes in batteries, such as Ni-MH batteries, Ni—Cd batteries, Ni—Zn batteries and Ni—Fe batteries.... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100225988 - Solar heat responsive exterior surface covering: An exterior surface covering has a colored outer layer that transmits infrared radiation and an inner layer with a thermochromic pigment that absorbs heat at low temperature and reflects at high temperatures. The outer layer conceals the color change of the thermochromic pigment.... Agent: Paul And Paul

20100225989 - Phase change device: A phase change material is applied as a very thin film to a transparent substrate such as glass, which material when switched from the amorphous to the crystalline state and back again can affect the reflectivity/transmittance of the combined substrate-coating system. When used with glass panels in the fabrication of... Agent: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20100225990 - Micro thin-film structure, mems switch employing such a micro thin-film, and method of fabricating them: A micro thin-film structure, a micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) switch, and methods of fabricating them. The micro thin-film structure includes at least two thin-films having different properties and laminated in sequence to form an upper layer and a lower layer, wherein an interface between the upper and lower layers is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100225991 - Micro thin-film structure, mems switch employing such a micro thin-film, and method of fabricating them: A micro thin-film structure, a micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) switch, and methods of fabricating them. The micro thin-film structure includes at least two thin-films having different properties and laminated in sequence to form an upper layer and a lower layer, wherein an interface between the upper and lower layers is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100225992 - Oversized micro-mechanical light modulator with redundant elements, device and method: The present invention relates to a reconfigurable micro-mechanical light modulator including a two-dimensional array of modulating elements with redundant rows of modulating elements. In particular, it relates to extending the life of the modulator by shifting the set of elements used, without physically replacing the micro-mechanical light modulator. The modulating... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

20100225993 - Light guide unit and display device having the same: A light guide unit includes a light guide plate and a plurality of light-exiting protrusions. The light guide plate includes a light-entering surface, an upper surface connected to the light-entering surface and a lower surface facing the upper surface. The light-exiting protrusions protrude from the upper surface of the light... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100225996 - Display device: A display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a partition element disposed between the first and the second substrates, a dielectric liquid and a plurality of dielectrophoretic particles. The first substrate includes a base having surface and an electrode layer being disposed on the surface and having at... Agent: Portal Ipr Services

20100225995 - Electro-optic displays, and color filters for use therein: A process for producing a color electro-optic display uses an electro-optic sub-assembly comprising an electro-optic layer and a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer. This sub-assembly is laminated to a backplane comprising a plurality of electrodes with the electro-optic layer disposed between the backplane and the electrically-conductive layer. A flowable material is placed... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20100225999 - Luminance enhancement structure for reflective display devices: The present invention is directed to luminance enhancement structures for reflective display devices. The structure comprises columns and grooves, wherein each of said grooves has a cross-section comprising an apex angle and two edge lines. The structure increases the overall reflectance by reducing the total internal reflection, and as a... Agent: Howrey LLP

20100225994 - Microcapsule patterning method: Provided is a microcapsule patterning method for patterning electrophoretic microcapsules on a substrate, the method including the steps of: preparing a microcapsule slurry in which microcapsules and a water-soluble binder are mixed; putting the microcapsule slurry into a liquid ejector having injection and ejection ports formed therein; and applying the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100225998 - Particles for display, particle dispersion for display, display medium and display device: Particles for display including color particles and a silicone polymer attached to a surface of the color particles, the silicone polymer including, as copolymerization components, a first silicone chain component, a second silicone component including a silicone chain that is shorter than a silicone chain of the first silicone component,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100225997 - White particles for display, particle dispersion for display, display medium and display device: White particles for display including first white particles that move in response to an electric field and second white particles that do not move in response to an electric field, the second white particles having a volume average particle size that is less than that of the first white particles,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100226000 - Optical property altering apparatus: An optical property altering apparatus includes an optical property altering element formed by inductors that are smaller than a wavelength of visible light, mutually connected by connecting lines, and arranged in a single plane; a photoconductor that is excited by incident light and generates alternating current of a frequency identical... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100226001 - Wavelength conversion devices and a method of producing the same: A wavelength conversion device 1 has a supporting body 8, a wavelength conversion substrate 2, a lower side buffer layer 6 provided on the side of a bottom face 2b of the substrate 2, a upper side buffer layer 9 provided on the side of a upper face 2a of... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100226002 - Wavelength converting devices: A harmonic wave oscillating device 1 has a supporting body 2, a wavelength converting layer 3, an upper side adhesive layer 8 adhering the wavelength converting layer 3 and the supporting body 2, an upper side substrate 5 provided on the side of an upper face of the wavelength converting... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100226003 - Optical parametric oscillator with achromatic phase-maintaining pump return: The invention applies to doubly resonant optical parametric oscillators comprising a non-linear crystal (4) through which pass a pump laser beam (fp), a signal beam (fs), and a complementary beam (fc), and a device (5) that totally or partially reflects said beams emanating from the crystal such that, after reflection,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100226004 - Optical article and method for producing the same: A method for producing an optical article having a filter layer formed directly or with another layer in between on an optical substrate, the filter layer transmitting light in a predetermined wavelength band and blocking light with a wavelength longer and/or shorter than the predetermined wavelength band, includes: forming a... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100226005 - Optical article and process for producing the same: A process for producing an optical article having an antireflection layer formed directly or via another layer on a flexible optical base material, includes: forming a primary layer contained in the antireflection layer; and adding at least any one of carbon, silicon, and germanium to a surface of the primary... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100226006 - Acrylic circular polarization 3d lens and method of producing same: A 3D circular polarization apparatus comprises first and second acrylic layers, a quarter wave layer positioned between the first and second acrylic layers, and a linear polarizer layer adjacent to the quarter wave layer and positioned between the first and second acrylic layers. The 3D polarization apparatus may be produced... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100226007 - Polarization component, polarization light source and image display apparatus using the same: A polarization component, capable of efficiently reflecting an obliquely transmitted light beam toward a light source without degrading the transmission-polarization property of a perpendicular incident light beam, is provided. A C-plate having an oblique retardation of at least λ/8 with respect to a light beam inclined by at least 30°... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100226008 - Azo compound, and dye-containing polarizing film comprising the same: Disclosed is an azo compound represented by the formula (1) or (2) or a salt thereof. The azo compound or the salt thereof has an excellent light-polarizing property, and is extremely useful as a dichroic dye for use in a polarizing plate that shows less color leakage in a visible... Agent: Nields, Lemack & Frame, LLC

20100226009 - Method of making retroreflective sheeting and articles: The invention relates to a method of making retroreflective sheeting and other articles prepared from casting a moldable synthetic resin onto a tool having a microstructured surface.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100226010 - Anti-shaking optical element for optical imaging systems: The present invention provides an optical system comprising, at least one lens group for projecting an image on an image sensing means, an optical path being defined between a light entrance of said optical system and said image sensing means, a reflective optical element having convergent or divergent optical power... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100226011 - Method and apparatus for accurate imaging with an extended depth of field: A method and apparatus involve using optics to direct radiation from a scene along an optical axis, the optics having a chromatic dispersion that is a function of a characteristic spectral signature for the scene so as to produce a chromatic blur that, for an extended depth-of-field region, is substantially... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100226012 - Dispersive element, diffraction grating, color display device, demultiplexer, and diffraction grating manufacture: In a transmission grating as a dispersive element, diffraction efficiency is enhanced and manufacturing costs are considerably reduced. A dispersive element includes resin members for forming a diffraction grating, being composed of a plurality of diffraction grating members having a cross-sectional shape respectively surrounded by two straight lines such as... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20100226013 - Dispersive element, diffraction grating, color display device, demultiplexer, and diffraction grating manufacture: In a transmission grating as a dispersive element, diffraction efficiency is enhanced and manufacturing costs are considerably reduced. A dispersive element includes resin members for forming a diffraction grating, being composed of a plurality of diffraction grating members having a cross-sectional shape respectively surrounded by two straight lines such as... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20100226014 - Dispersive element, diffraction grating, color display device, demultiplexer, and diffraction grating manufacture: In a transmission grating as a dispersive element, diffraction efficiency is enhanced and manufacturing costs are considerably reduced. A dispersive element includes resin members for forming a diffraction grating, being composed of a plurality of diffraction grating members having a cross-sectional shape respectively surrounded by two straight lines such as... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20100226015 - Dispersive element, diffraction grating, color display device, demultiplexer, and diffraction grating manufacture: In a transmission grating as a dispersive element, diffraction efficiency is enhanced and manufacturing costs are considerably reduced. A dispersive element includes resin members for forming a diffraction grating, being composed of a plurality of diffraction grating members having a cross-sectional shape respectively surrounded by two straight lines such as... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Yorktown

20100226016 - Light-shielding film: The present invention relates to a light-shielding film excellent in light-shielding property and heat resistance, a production method of such a film, and a lens unit including such a film. The present invention is a light-shielding film including an organic resin and a black material, wherein the organic resin is... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100226017 - Binocular apparatus and system: A binocular display comprising: a housing; a first mirror located in the housing; a first micro display in optical communication with the first mirror; a first backlight in optical communication with the first micro display; a first lens in optical communication with the first micro display; a first light path... Agent: Law Office Of Michael A. Blake, LLC

20100226019 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprising a first lens unit having negative power, a second lens unit having positive power and a third lens unit having positive power, wherein: the first lens unit comprises a first lens element having a concave surface at least on the image side and negative power... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100226018 - Zoom optical system and image pickup apparatus provided with the same: An zoom optical system comprises a prism component which comprises in order from an object side, an entrance surface having negative refracting power, and a reflecting surface, and movable groups which are movable when either of zooming or focusing is carried out. An image pickup apparatus is provided with the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100226021 - Compact imaging lens system: A compact imaging lens system includes three lenses. The first lens is a positive meniscus lens having a convex side facing toward the image side, which has a big focusing power and is provided to capture image and for balance of aberration. The first lens serves to make the lens... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20100226020 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: c

20100226022 - Fresnel lens, the apparatus and the method of manufacturing thereof: A Fresnel lens includes a plate made of a glass material and Fresnel portions made of plastic material and integrally formed onto the plate. A method of manufacturing the Fresnel lens includes the steps of adding the plastic material in a forming apparatus, curing the plastic material, and then separating... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100226023 - Lens barrel and optical device with the same: To easily combine a lens holding barrel with a mobile barrel, or separate the lens holding barrel from the mobile barrel, and to protect the lens holding barrel in an assembling process, a lens barrel and an optical device including the same are provided. The lens barrel includes: a first... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100226024 - Barrel module and imaging apparatus including the same: A barrel module and an imaging apparatus including the same. The barrel module includes: a base having a surface on which an image pickup device is disposed; a lens barrel disposed on the base; a driver for providing driving power to move the lens barrel up and down over the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100226025 - Enhanced prism film: The present disclosure relates to an enhanced prism film comprising a plurality of column-like elements extending in a first direction. The plurality of column-like elements abut against one another in a second direction different form the first direction so as to form a light exiting surface of the enhanced prism... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100226026 - Mirror mounting assembly: A mirror mounting assembly for mounting a mirror on a vehicle bulkhead. The assembly includes a mirror element and a main support arm having a first end and a second end. The mirror element is connected to the first end of the main support arm. The second end of the... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20100226027 - Active blindspot/lane departure detection mirror system: A system to polarize a reflective layer on a vehicle mirror to reveal a convex mirror to view objects in a vehicle blindspot and method of operating the same.... Agent: Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC Ford Global Technologies, Inc.

20100226028 - Systems and methods for mirror mounting with minimized distortion: A method for mounting a mirror for use in a telescope includes attaching the mirror to a plurality of adjustable mounts; determining a distortion in the mirror caused by the plurality adjustable mounts, and, if the distortion is determined to be above a predetermined level: adjusting one or more of... Agent: Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center

20100226029 - Optical filter and optical module provided with same: An optical filter comprising: a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate, the second substrate including a first surface and a second surface, a first height of the first surface being different from a second height of the second surface; a first mirror formed on the first surface... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20100226030 - Lightweight carrier structure, particularly for optical components, and method for its production: A carrier structure (100), particularly for optical components, includes a carrier body (10) which is formed from ceramic with hollows (11), and at least one cover layer (21, 22) which is formed from glass, arranged on at least one surface of the carrier body (10), and is connected to the... Agent: Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

  
09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100220371 - Security functional thin film and security product containing the functional thin film: The present invention provides a security functional thin film and a security product containing such a thin film. The security functional thin film is of an amorphous structure, and possesses soft magnetic characteristics. Large Barkhausen effect can be detected along the in-plane preferred direction of magnetization; and the Large Barkhausen... Agent: Yi Li

20100220372 - Computer generated hologram 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 first anisotropic cell and second anisotropic cell configured to change a polarization state of the incident light,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100220373 - Method and apparatus for reactive optical correction of galvano motor scanning heads: This invention relates to a method of optical correction of field position distortions created by galvano motor scanning heads. In addition, the invention relates to the apparatus and method to achieve a calibration of said field positions to overcome said distortions generated by the delivery optics within a galvano motor... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC

20100220374 - Polygon mirror scanner motor: A polygon mirror scanner motor includes rotor frame (12) having rotor magnet (13) cylindrically arranged thereon, bearing sleeve (14) fastened to the center of rotor frame (12), fixed shaft (17) having one end fixed to base substrate (19), and the other end for rotatably supporting bearing sleeve (14), and polygon... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/panasonic

20100220375 - Lens unit, light emitting diode head, exposure device, image forming apparatus, and reading apparatus: A lens unit includes a lens array, a first light blocking member, and a second light blocking member. The lens array includes a plurality of lens pairs arranged in a substantially linear arrangement. Each of the lens pairs includes a first lens for forming an inverted reduced-size image of an... Agent: Kazunao Kubotera Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20100220376 - Optical modulation circuit and optical transmission system: An optical modulator and an optical transmission system convert continuous light of a multiple wavelength light source, which generates the continuous light with a fixed and complete phase but different frequencies, to a modulator driving signal so as to generate a light subcarrier with each frequency at the center and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100220377 - Optical filter: An optical filter that transmits light of the visible light region includes a dielectric substrate; a dielectric layer that is formed on a surface of the dielectric substrate; and a first metal structure group in which a plurality of first metal structures are arranged two-dimensionally in an isolated state in... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100220378 - Self-powering display for labels and cards: A device is disclosed that combines a battery system with an electrochromic system by judicious selection of electrodes and the connection of the appropriate electrodes to generate internal as well as external current flows. This system allows the elimination of a battery component reducing cost and improving manufacturing yield by... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100220379 - Thermochromic component and thermochromic display apparatus using the same: A thermochromic component includes a thermochromic module and a heater. The heater is thermally coupled with the thermochromic module. The heater includes a carbon nanotube structure. The carbon nanotube structure directly transfers heat to the thermochromic module. A thermochromic display apparatus also is provided. The thermochromic display apparatus uses the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100220380 - Electrowetting elements and optical display devices: The present invention relates to reducing backflow in an electrowetting element for modifying a radiation beam characteristic. The electrowetting element comprises a first and a second fluid which are immiscible with each other and are switchable between a first configuration and a second configuration by application of a voltage across... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100220381 - Multilayer light modulator: A multilayer light modulator includes, a light modulating stack operable to transform an electrical control signal into a modulated optical signal. The light modulating stack comprises one or more optically reflecting layers, optically transmitting layers, and optically variable layers. The optically variable layer comprises a plurality of electrophoretic particles supported... Agent: Baker Botts LLP

20100220382 - Magnetic control of surface states: A magnetic field may be applied to a plasmon path to affect plasmon propagation.... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100220383 - Variable lens: A lens is provided, comprising a lens body. According to an embodiment, the lens body comprises at least one portion of electroactive material.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100220384 - Laser device, laser display apparatus, laser radiating apparatus, and nonlinear optical element: A laser device, includes: a fundamental wave generating portion configured to generate a plurality of fundamental waves having wavelengths which are different from each other in at least one set thereof, the fundamental wave generating portion having a semiconductor laser having a plurality of luminous points, and a Bragg reflection... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20100220385 - Nanotube electronic device: An electronic device comprising an array of aligned nanotubes supported on a first side of the substrate, with at least one of the nanotubes in the array of nanotubes being in electrical communication with a location on the substrate; and a second array of aligned nanotubes supported on the substrate,... Agent: Donald N. Halgren

20100220386 - Cladding-pumped evanescent gain optical fiber: A cladding-pumped gain optical fiber is provided. The cladding-pumped gain optical fiber includes a core transmitting a signal light; a first cladding covering the core and having an optical-gain dopant; a second cladding covering the first cladding for transmitting a pumping light; and a third cladding covering the second cladding... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100220387 - Superfluorescent fiber source with enhanced mean wavelength stability: A doped superfluorescent fiber source (SFS) has an enhanced mean wavelength stability. A method stabilizes the mean wavelength of a SFS. The method includes pumping the SFS with pump light from a pump source having a wavelength dependent on the temperature of the pump source and dependent on the power... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100220388 - Near-infrared shielding material, laminate including the same, and optical filter for display including the same: The laminate comprises two substrates and an intermediate layer sandwiched therebetween and bonded and united thereto, wherein a heat-ray shielding layer, a plastic film, and an intermediate layer have been interposed between the intermediate layer and the substrate. The heat-ray shielding layer comprises tungsten oxide and/or composite tungsten oxide, and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100220389 - Polymeric cover with protective properties against solar radiation: The invention relates to a cover polymeric with protective properties against solar radiation, suitable for controlling both ultraviolet radiation and infrared radiation or both at the same time. The cover comprises a substrate of polymeric material with a specific density greater than 1, provided with at least one UV radiation-absorbing... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100220390 - High accuracy optical pointing apparatus: In the subject three-axis pointing system, the elevation and tip mirror axes are permanently mounted with their rotation axes orthogonal to each other to eliminate gimbal lock over the hemisphere, to avoid high accelerations as the zenith or nadir pointing directions are approached, and to provide optimal two-axis beam pointing... Agent: Bae Systems

20100220391 - Lenticular lens sheet: A lenticular lens sheet including: rows of cylindrical lenses on an incident surface side; protrusions on sections of the lens rows where light is not condensed; and light absorption layers on the protrusions. The pitch of the lens rows is smaller than 0.5 mm, the angle between the lowermost section... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100220392 - Polarizing plate, optical film and image display: A polarizing plate of the present invention includes a polyvinyl alcohol-based polarizer and transparent protective films provided on both sides of the polarizer with an adhesive layer interposed between the polarizer and each transparent protective film, wherein the transparent protective films each comprise a lactone ring structure-containing (meth)acrylic resin, each... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100220393 - Spinel sintered body, light transmitting window and light transmitting lens: A low-cost spinel sintered body having small polarization and high heat-conductivity is provided. Also, a useful light-transmitting window and light-transmitting lens for light-emitting device is provided. For such purpose, the spinel sintered body of the present invention has a contrast ratio of 300 or more in the case of white... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100220394 - Imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus includes: an image-forming element; an optical element including a light-transmitting portion disposed so as to face an image surface of the image-forming element; a vibration-application member arranged at a position other than a position of the light-transmitting portion of the optical element, for vibrating a surface of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC

20100220395 - Fabrication process of a microfabricated blazed grating: A blazed grating is disclosed as well as mode hop-free tunable lasers and a process for fabricating gratings of this type. The grating lies in a general plane and includes a plurality of elongate beams carrying mutually parallel respective reflection surfaces spaced apart from one another with a predefined pitch,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100220396 - Optical device, method of producing the device and optoelectronic component comprising the device: An optical device having a specific form is provided that includes a resin molding compound having an adhesion-reducing, chemically modified surface layer.... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100220397 - Internally focusing lens system: An exemplary internally focusing lens system includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens group with positive refractive power, a second lens group with negative refractive power, and a third lens group with positive refractive power. The third lens group includes one lens element.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100220398 - Variable-focal-length lens system and imaging apparatus: A variable-focal-length lens system includes first to fifth lens groups having positive, negative, positive, negative, and positive refractive powers, respectively, from the object side. As the lens-position state changes from wide-angle to telephoto, the air space between the first and second lens groups increases, the air space between the second... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100220399 - Variable focal distance lens system and imaging device: A variable focal distance lens system includes 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 positive refractive power, which are sequentially disposed from an object side to an... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100220400 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith and method for manufacturing the zoom lens: A zoom lens ZL installed in a single-lens reflex digital camera 1 and the like includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, and a rear lens group GR having positive refractive power.... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100220401 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens of which various aberrations are corrected well, optical length is short, and back focus is sufficiently secured, is provided. The imaging lens is formed of a first lens L1, an aperture stop S, a second lens L2 and a third lens L3, arranged in this sequence from... Agent: Venable LLP

20100220403 - Lens barrel and image capturing apparatus: Provided is a lens barrel comprising a cylinder that is provided on a base and that extends in a direction of the axis of the cylinder; a guide axle that slides in the direction of the axis of the cylinder along an inner peripheral surface of the cylinder; a first... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100220402 - Lens barrel and imaging device: An interchangeable lens unit comprises a second lens group support unit, a focus lens, a focus lens support frame, and a focus drive unit. The second lens group support unit supports the focus lens support frame movably in the Z-axis direction and has second cam pins disposed spaced apart around... Agent: Shinjyu Global Ip

20100220405 - Driving method of lens actuator: (Solving Means) By setting a time of a rising portion to a period corresponding to a natural frequency of a driving source, it is possible to prevent resonance of the driving source while rising so as to suppress vibration after rising and to increase a rising speed. In addition, by... Agent: Studebaker & Brackett PC

20100220404 - Piezoelectric actuator device, image pickup unit and mobile terminal apparatus: An actuator device according to the invention includes: a piezoelectric element; a weight secured to one end of the piezoelectric element along an expansion-contraction direction thereof; and a drive member secured to another end of the piezoelectric element. The piezoelectric element and the weight are in contact so as to... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100220406 - Blind spot detection system: A method and system to control a side mirror are disclosed in which a blind spot detector is used to determine whether an alien vehicle is present in a blind spot of a host vehicle. A sensor proximate a driver's seat detects whether the seat is in a first range... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl

20100220407 - Exterior mirror element with wide angle portion: An electrochromic mirror reflective element includes a front glass substrate and a rear glass substrate having an electrochromic medium sandwiched therebetween. A curved recess is established at a second surface of the front glass substrate or a fourth surface of the rear glass substrate. A first metallic reflector is coated... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

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