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10/28/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100271674 - Forgery prevention medium: A forgery prevention medium includes a volume hologram layer on which an interference pattern is recorded after being exposed to an emitted laser beam; a digital watermarking information layer that can be interpreted by emitting a light beam with a predetermined wavelength; and an adherend that has the digital watermarking... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100271678 - Computer generated hologram: A three dimensional display apparatus includes a diffraction panel for displaying a computer generated hologram and a look-up table. The look-up table includes a plurality of phase entries corresponding to a plurality of image points within a three dimensional image replay volume of the computer generated hologram. The apparatus further... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20100271677 - Image transfer apparatus: An apparatus includes a light source configured to provide a path of light and a spatial light modulator located in the path of light and configured to modulate the light source. Relay optics are configured to receive the modulated light from the spatial light modulator and to project a computer... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP

20100271675 - Method for encoding a computer-generated hologram: The object of the invention is to improve the quality of encoding a CGH of a three-dimensional object on a light modulator with the help of an iterative method with phase encoding and thus to improve the reconstruction quality. Based on given object data sets, a two-dimensional distribution of N... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100271676 - Projection device for the holographic reconstruction of scenes: The present invention relates to a projection device for holographic reconstruction of scenes, said device comprising at least one light modulator device and at least one light source which emits sufficiently coherent light for the generation of a wave front of a scene, which is encoded in the light modulator... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100271679 - Systems and methods of providing improved performance of scanning mirrors coupled to limited rotation motors: A mirror is disclosed for use in a limited rotation motor system, wherein the mirror includes a body, an aperture within the body, and a high density material within the aperture. The body, formed of one or more materials, has an exposed mirror surface and is mountable with the limited... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100271680 - Oscillator device, optical deflector and image forming apparatus using the optical deflector: An oscillator device includes an oscillation system having a first oscillator, a second oscillator, a first resilient supporting member and a second resilient supporting member, wherein the oscillation system has at least two frequencies of natural oscillation mode around the torsion axis which include a first resonance frequency f1 and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100271681 - Novel method of designing and producing reflectors for receiving/transmitting energy and reflectors produced by this method: The invention is a new type of reflector, which receives energy from a source and reflects said energy onto the surface of an object. The reflector is comprised of a multiplicity of small reflecting segments attached to a substrate. The orientation of each of the reflecting segments with respect to... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100271682 - Bias controller: A bias controller and a method for controlling the bias of an electro-optic modulator are provided. In the method, for a received indication of modulator temperature, steps are provided for accessing a look-up table to determine a corresponding value of bias voltage, for a required bias point, to apply to... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100271683 - Controlling the phase of optical carriers: A system and method for locking the relative phase of multiple coherent optical signals, which compensates for optical phase changes induced by vibration or thermal changes in the environment.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100271684 - Illumination apparatus: A controllable light directional distributor for an illumination apparatus, and a method of manufacture of the same in which multiple elongate optical elements are arranged to provide controllable divergence angle from a light source with low divergence output angle.... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C.

20100271685 - 2d/3d display device: A 2D/3D display device is provided. The 2D/3D display device includes a flat display device and a parallax barrier panel disposed on a display surface of the flat display device. The parallax barrier panel has a barrier pattern which includes a first electrochromic material layer and a second electrochromic material... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100271686 - Thermally switched reflective optical shutter: The thermally switched reflective optical shutter is a self-regulating “switchable mirror” device that reflects up to 100% of incident radiant energy above a threshold temperature, and reflects up to 50% of incident radiant energy below a threshold temperature. Control over the flow of radiant energy occurs independently of the thermal... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100271687 - Display element and electronic paper: There are provided a display element and electronic paper. The display element includes a structure having a cylindrical shape and including a void inside, and at least two display regions formed on a side face of the structure and colored with different colors. The use of the display element for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100271688 - Method of creating mems device cavities by a non-etching process: MEMS devices (such as interferometric modulators) may be fabricated using a sacrificial layer that contains a heat vaporizable polymer to form a gap between a moveable layer and a substrate. One embodiment provides a method of making a MEMS device that includes depositing a polymer layer over a substrate, forming... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100271689 - Spatial filtering of higher order modes in multimode fibers: A mode filter for eliminating the propagation of higher-order modes along a section of optical multimode fiber comprises a graded index (GRIN) lens, preferably of a quarter-pitch length, and a pinhole element in the form of a small core fiber. This configuration creates a Fourier spatial filter assembly that removes... Agent: Wendy W. Koba

20100271690 - Vertical cavity surface emitting laser element, vertical cavity surface emitting laser array element, vertical cavity surface emitting laser device, light source device, and optical module: Included are: an active layer provided between an upper multilayer film reflecting mirror and a lower multilayer film reflecting mirror formed on a GaAs substrate and formed of a periodic structure of a low-refractive-index layer formed of AlxGa1-xAs (0.8≦x≦1) and a high-refractive-index layer formed of AlyGa1-yAs (0≦y≦x), at least one... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100271691 - Imaging optical system and range finder: c

20100271692 - Metamaterials with terahertz response and methods of making same: Flexible metamaterials and three-dimensional metamaterials operable in the terahertz range are disclosed. Methods are disclosed for fabricating terahertz response metamaterials using microfluidic-jetted techniques. Layers of material including substrate and deposited material are stacked to form three dimensional bulk metamaterials. The fabricated metamaterials act as left-handed metamaterials in the range 0.1... Agent: Gibson & Dernier LLP

20100271693 - Narrowband filters for the extreme ultraviolet: A filter for extreme ultraviolet is disclosed. The filter may be formed by a multilayer structure comprising several layers of Yb and Al deposited on a substrate using thermal evaporation. The layers of Yb and Al may be separated by SiO layers, which may act as barriers avoiding interaction between... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP

20100271694 - Solar mirror: A solar mirror comprising a transparent substrate (51) (e.g. clear float glass or low-iron glass), a reflective layer (53) (e.g. of silver) provided on a surface of the substrate, and a coating layer (54, 55) (e.g. a paint layer or other protective layer) provided over the reflective layer, wherein the... Agent: Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

20100271695 - Arrangement for analyzing microscopic and macroscopic preparations: A confocal scanning microscope for examining microscopic and macroscopic objects is described. The microscope comprises: a scanning optical system having optical elements imaging the light generated by a laser onto an object to be examined; an objective provided in a working distance of at least 0.4 inches from an object... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20100271696 - Illumination apparatus and microscope having the same: An illumination apparatus includes a light source and a collimator optical system converting light emitted from the light source to approximately-parallel light. The collimator optical system includes, in an order of proximity to the light source, a first lens having a positive power and including an approximately-flat surface and an... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100271697 - Medical stand device, medical microscope, and external illuminating device: An optical filter 11 is fixed in an optical path in a light generation unit 6 to cut out light in an infrared region. The optical filter 11 do not deviate from the optical path, and infallibly eliminate light in the infrared region which becomes heat radiation. The optical filter... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan LLC

20100271698 - Pupil-expanded volumetric display: A volumetric imaging apparatus has a volumetric image generator with a light source, a light modulator, and a display surface. The volumetric image generator is energizable to form, on the display surface, an image over a range of focal positions at the entrance pupil of an optical system. The optical... Agent: Louis S. Horvath

20100271699 - Coating composition for antireflection and antireflection film prepared by using the same: The present invention provides a coating composition for antireflection that includes a) a low refractive material having a refractive index of 1.2 to 1.45, b) a high refractive material having a refractive index of 1.55 to 2.2 and comprising high refractive fine particles and an organic substituent, in which the... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100271700 - Method for driving piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric-actuator control circuit, and image-stabilization control circuit: Abnormal noise generated while driving a piezoelectric actuator is prevented. A pulse-generation circuit is capable of selectively generating a displacement pulse and a stationary pulse as a drive pulse for application to a piezoelectric element, the displacement pulse having a duty ratio for causing a lens to be displaced by... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100271701 - Hybrid lens and method of manufacturing the same: A hybrid lens includes a lens substrate made of glass material, and a plastic layer formed and coating round the lens substrate. An appropriate portion of the outer surfaces of the plastic layer is defined as a datum face. A method of manufacturing the foregoing hybrid lens is described hereinafter.... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.

20100271702 - Low birefringent thermoplastic lenses and compositions useful in preparing such lenses: A lens-forming thermoplastic composition of matter has a crystallinity, as determined in accord with differential scanning calorimetry of from 0 percent to less than 1 percent when the composition comprises a hydrogenated vinyl aromatic/isoprene block copolymer or a crystallinity, as determined in accord with differential scanning calorimetry of from more... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100271703 - Optical lens: An optical lens made of resin, which includes a molded body made of a molding material containing a transparent polyamide such as polyamide 12 and a stabilizer, which has total light transmittance of at least 60% when the molded body has a thickness of 2 mm, and has total light... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100271704 - Device and method for beam forming a homogenized light beam:

20100271705 - Light blocking plate array, and lens module array with same: An exemplary light blocking plate array includes a light transmissive plate, and a light blocking layer formed on the light transmissive plate. The light transmissive plate includes many light transmissive areas spaced apart from each other, and a peripheral area surrounding the light transmissive areas. Each of the transmissive areas... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100271706 - Optical member and optical system, optical unit and optical device including the optical member: A antireflection concave-convex structure (15) for suppressing reflection of light, formed of filiform convex portions (16) regularly arranged, is provided on an interior surface (1a) of a lens tube (1). The antireflection concave-convex structure (15) is configured so that an angle between a normal vector of an incident plane of... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100271707 - Optical pulse multiplex unit: a

20100271708 - Lens with controlled light refraction: A lens for distribution of light from a light emitter having an emitter axis and defining an emitter plane. The lens including an emitter-adjacent base end forming an opening to an inner cavity surrounding the emitter. An inner-cavity surface includes an axis-adjacent first inner region configured for refracting emitter light... Agent: Jansson Shupe & Munger Ltd.

20100271709 - Optical device, electronic apparatus, and method of manufacturing optical device: Disclosed herein is an optical device including: a light-transmitting first main body which constitutes a part on a light incidence side; a light-transmitting second main body which constitutes a part on a light outgoing side; a third main body which is stacked between the first main body and the second... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100271710 - Zoom lens unit, imaging device and portable information terminal device: A zoom lens unit, including in order from an object side to an image side: 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... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100271711 - Optical position detecting apparatus and optical apparatus: The present apparatus includes: a light emitting portion for emitting a detection-receiving light; a light emitting portion arranged parallel to the light emitting portion for emitting a detection-receiving light; a reflecting plate which is moved relative to the light emitting portions along their parallel arranged direction and also includes an... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100271712 - Lens apparatus and imaging apparatus: A lens apparatus includes a first lens unit and a second lens unit that can respectively move in an optical axis direction, a first cam tube, a linearly moving guide tube that is arranged on an inner circumferential side of the first cam tube and configured to guide the second... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100271713 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; an aperture stop; a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element having a convex object-side... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100271714 - Achromatic lens structure, method of fabrication, and imaging devices and systems using the same: Lens structures, imaging devices, and methods of making the same that include a lens and a transparent material having different dispersions and used to correct chromatic and spherical aberrations. The transparent material may be a curable polymer used to join the lens to other elements of the lens structure.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100271715 - Actuator and optical device: An actuator capable of attaining two-dimensional positioning with a simple configuration includes an electromechanical transducer 11 which makes mechanical displacement in accordance with a voltage applied thereto, a driving shaft 12 which is axially displaced and inclined by the mechanical displacement of the electromechanical transducer 11, a movable member 13... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100271716 - Replacement apparatus for an optical element: A replacement apparatus for an optical element mounted between two adjacent optical elements in a lithography objective has a holder for the optical element to be replaced, which holder can be moved into the lithography objective through a lateral opening in a housing of the same.... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100271717 - Lens driving device: A lens driving device for use with a lens to photograph or image an object to be photographed or imaged may include a moving member holding the lens and made movable in the direction of an optical axis, and a supporting member for supporting the moving member through a spring... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100271718 - Lens module with protrusions on outer surface of barrel and camera module having same: An exemplary camera module includes a barrel, a holder, and an image sensor assembly. The barrel forms an external thread on an outer surface thereof. At least one protrusion is formed along a circumferential direction on the outer surface thereof. The at least one protrusion and the external thread are... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100271719 - Ultra broad band beam steering apparatus and method using chalcogenide-based risley combination-prism pair: Beam steering apparatus is presented having a Risley double-prism pair with first and second double-prisms disposed along an optical path, where one or more of the prisms are made from a chalcogenide glass material.... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20100271720 - System and method for driving assistance at road intersections: Described herein is a system and a method for the automatic adjustment of rear-view devices of a vehicle travelling a lane or road, based on shooting scenes representing an environment surrounding the vehicle in the travel direction and on the identification of at least one from among a collection of... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100271721 - Light control film: Provided is a light control film and displays incorporating same. In particular, provided are light control films comprising a light input surface and a light output surface opposite the light input surface. The light control films further comprise alternating transmissive and absorptive regions disposed between the light input surface and... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

10/21/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20100265552 - Dynamically reconfigurable negative index material crossbars with gain: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to negative index material crossbars that can be electronically controlled and dynamically reconfigured to exhibit a variety of electromagnetic properties. In one aspect, a negative index material crossbar comprises a first layer of non-crossing nanowires, and a second layer of approximately parallel... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100265553 - Method and device for producing colored individualized holograms: A method produces colored individualized holograms for use as security elements for documents, and to a device for producing individualized holograms. The method generates light formed of different colors, spatially modulates the light, color by color, in an individual manner, optically guides the modulated light such that the light is... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100265554 - Hologram reproducing and imaging apparatus, and hologram reproducing and imaging method: A hologram reproducing and imaging apparatus includes a reference light source configured to be arranged near a hologram recording material on which a hologram is recorded and has an arrangement of a plurality of light sources, a reference light source drive section configured to drive the plurality of light sources... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100265555 - Mems device with independent rotation in two axes of rotation: A MEMS arrangement is provided that has a top plane containing a rotatable element such as a mirror. There is a middle support frame plane, and a lower electrical substrate plane. The rotatable element is supported by a support frame formed in the middle support frame plane so as to... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP

20100265556 - Actuator, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An actuator includes: a first vibration system including a driving member having a frame shape, and a pair of first axial members each one end of which supports the driving member so as to allow the driving member to rotate about an X-axis; a second vibration system including a movable... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100265557 - Optical systems configured to generate more closely spaced light beams and pattern generators including the same: An optical arrangement includes a focusing lens and a plurality of light sources. The focusing lens is configured to focus a plurality of light beams to form an array of virtual light sources in an image plane. The plurality of light sources are configured to emit the plurality of light... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100265558 - Controllable light modulator: An individual, controllable light modulator is configured with a regular pixel structure, for realizing different types of modulation. The spatial light modulator can be realized transmissively and reflectively. The light modulator contains at least one addressable, transmissive layer with a pixel structure and at least one substrate layer with retro-reflecting... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100265559 - Electro-optic element and scanning optical device: An electro-optic element includes an electro-optic crystal having a birefringent property, and in which a refractive index distribution is generated in accordance with an intensity of an electric field caused inside, a pair of intensity modulating electrodes for applying a voltage for varying the birefringent property of the electro-optic crystal,... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100265560 - Thermal control of optical filter with local silicon frame: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a thermally controlled optical filter comprises a frame coupled to an etalon where the frame includes a resistive thermal device disposed on the frame to obtain thermal measurements of the etalon during operation. The frame may be generally L-shaped or generally square-shaped.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100265561 - Electro-optic displays, and methods for driving same: The invention relates to electro-optic displays and methods for driving such displays. The invention provides (i) electrochromic displays with solid charge transport layers; (ii) apparatus and methods for improving the contrast and reducing the cost of electrochromic displays; (iii) apparatus and methods for sealing electrochromic displays from the outside environment... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20100265562 - Dual active film electrochromic display device: A dual active electrochromic device is a combination of at least two working electrodes that contain electrochromic materials and at least one counter electrode where the potentials between each working electrode and a counter electrode are independently supplied. No more than one electrode is reflective. The color of the device... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100265563 - Electromechanical device configured to minimize stress-related deformation and methods for fabricating same: Embodiments of MEMS devices include a movable layer supported by overlying support structures, and may also include underlying support structures. In one embodiment, the residual stresses within the overlying support structures and the movable layer are substantially equal. In another embodiment, the residual stresses within the overlying support structures and... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100265566 - Backlight unit and display device using the same: An ultra-thin edge-type backlight unit allowing a local dimming driving and a scanning driving and using a low-cost light source, and a display device of excellent screen quality are provided. The backlight unit includes a light guide plate, a light source disposed in a side of the light guide plate... Agent: Paul D. Greeley Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.

20100265565 - Display device with improved display performance: A display device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a plurality of display units and a plurality of partitioning walls. The second substrate is disposed above the first substrate. The display units are disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and each of the display units has... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20100265564 - Encapsulated dispersions comprising electrophoretically mobile organic colorants: The invention relates to an electrophoretic display, comprising electrodes and cells containing at least one kind of ionic, monochrome particles, a non-polar liquid and a dispersant, wherein the ionic, monochrome particles of at least one kind are essentially aggregates consisting of a carbon containing pigment and an anionic pigment or... Agent: Basf Corporation Patent Department

20100265567 - Information display panel and method of manufacturing same: An undivided member for ensuring a gap is arranged as a pattern in a region where wiring electrodes are arranged, of a region between an information display region of the information display panel and a sealant forming portion provided in an outer edge portion of the information display panel and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100265568 - Thermal lens forming element: A thermal lens forming element includes a first chamber serving as a control light absorbing region, which is configured as a columnar body or an N prismatic body (wherein N is an integer equal to or greater than 4) circumscribing the columnar body and filled with a control light absorbing... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100265569 - Connecting structures comprising heated flexures and optical packages incorporating the same: Particular embodiments of the present invention relate generally to connecting structures comprising heated flexures for aligning a first component with a second component. According to one embodiment of the present invention, an optical package includes a laser, a wavelength conversion device, a mirror and a connecting structure. The mirror reflects... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100265570 - Tuneable optical amplifier or optical parametric oscillator: A parametric process for producing light at a second wavelength and a fourth wavelength including pumping an optical parametric oscillator with input light at a first wavelength of less than one micron, wherein said oscillator consists of an optical fibre having each end closed by a dichroic mirror.... Agent: Dann, Dorfman, Herrell & Skillman

20100265571 - Optical films and methods of making the same: Films for optical use, articles containing such films, methods for making such films, and systems that utilize such films, are disclosed.... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100265572 - Catadioptric projection objective: A catadioptric projection objective for imaging a pattern provided in an object plane of the projection objective onto an image plane of the projection objective has a first, refractive objective part for imaging the pattern provided in the object plane into a first intermediate image; a second objective part including... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100265573 - Safety system for a laser radiation device: A laser radiation-guiding device including: a laser including a control unit; ports for connection of one module each, it being possible that laser radiation may exit at the ports. The device further can include joining part sensors respectively assigned to a port and whose electrical condition depends on whether a... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100265574 - Immersion microscope objective and microscope with it: l

20100265575 - Microscope: A microscope including an imaging objective for imaging a sample on a detector and means for illuminating the sample with a light sheet in the focus plane of the imaging objective. The illumination means includes an illumination source which emits coherent light, and Bessel optics which generate at least two... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100265576 - Confocal microscopy pad sample holder that measures displacement and method of using the same: The present invention is a sample holder for confocal microscopy of CMP pad samples cut or otherwise removed from either new or used CMP pads that maintains a uniform load and pressure over the part of the sample visible to the confocal microscope by placing the pad behind a transparent... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100265578 - Image sheet, alignment method and apparatus: An image sheet to be provided with a composite image which can be viewed stereoscopically or changeably when bonded to a lenticular sheet having a plurality of cylindrical lenses arranged in parallel, the composite image including a plurality of image units arranged side by side, each corresponding to each of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100265577 - Stereoscopic image display device: A stereoscopic image display device, including a display unit comprising a plurality of pixel units, wherein at least one of the pixel units has a short side extended in a first direction and a long side extended in a second direction different from the first direction, and an image conversion... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100265580 - Coating composition for antireflection, antireflection film and method for preparing the same: The present invention provides a coating composition for antireflection that includes a low refractive material having a refractive index of 1.2 to 1.45 and a high refractive resin having a refractive index of 1.46 to 2, in which the difference in the surface energy between two materials is 5 mN/m... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100265579 - Optical film and method for production thereof: The optical film of the invention advantageously has not only high solubility in solvents but also a high level of transparency since the polymers used in the optical film are compatible with each other. Further, wavelength dispersion of the birefringence of the optical film can be controlled by merely changing... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100265581 - Formable fused polymer panels containing light refracting films: A dichroic, light refracting resin panel comprises one or more dichroic/refracting films that have been embedded and/or laminated between a plurality of resin substrates, such as copolyester, polycarbonate, and/or acrylic substrates. The dichroic resin panel can be manufactured with a variety of different materials, and with autoclave or hot press... Agent: Workman Nydegger / 3 Form Workman Nydegger

20100265582 - Optical isolators: Optical isolators are important for optical communication systems and serve to reduce the unwanted reflection from the connectors and components in the output side. Conventional optical isolators have two polarizers and a Faraday rotator. The present invention provides simplified isolators which can achieve the optical isolation function.... Agent: Hui Du

20100265583 - Controlling light transmission in a vehicle with polarization and ellipticity adjustment: Light transmission may be controlled using a system that includes a linear polarizing means and an ellipticity increaser associated with a display. The ellipticity increaser is configured and oriented with respect to the linear polarizing means for increasing the ellipticity of light passing from the linear polarizing means through the... Agent: Law Office Of John C. Mcmahon

20100265585 - Retro-reflector: The present invention relates to a retroreflective article enabling to retroreflect incident light in its incident direction, and the retroreflective article including at least one retroreflective element, the retroreflective element comprising at least one reflecting corner comprised of a pair of corner reflecting surfaces which meet at dihedral angle of... Agent: Christopher Paul Mitchell

20100265584 - Retroreflecting optical construction: Retroreflecting optical constructions are disclosed. A disclosed retroreflecting optical construction includes a retroreflecting layer that has a retroreflecting structured major surface, and an optical film that is disposed on the retroreflecting structured major surface of the retroreflecting layer. The optical film has an optical haze that is not less than... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100265586 - Photonic device for spatial filtering with narrow angular passband: A spatial filtering device with narrow angular passband, characterized in that it comprises a photonic structure consisting of cylindrical elements distributed in the form of successive layers stacked along an axis Oz in a dielectric medium or in a vacuum, all the cylindrical elements being identical except for cylindrical elements... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100265587 - Beam splitter: A beam splitter includes a first surface and a second surface. The first and second surfaces are linearly offset from one another along an axis. The first and second surfaces are positioned to receive an optical beam projected in a first direction that is generally perpendicular to the axis. The... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100265588 - Optical adjusting apparatus with composite pattern structure: An optical adjusting apparatus having a composite pattern structure is described. The optical adjusting apparatus include a substrate layer, at least one first pattern module and at least one second pattern module. The substrate has a first optical surface and a second optical surface opposite to the first optical surface.... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100265590 - Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion apparatus i: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100265591 - Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion apparatus ii: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100265589 - Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion apparatus iii: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100265592 - Evanescent electromagnetic wave conversion lenses ii: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide conversion of evanescent electromagnetic waves to non-evanescent electromagnetic waves and/or conversion of non-evanescent electromagnetic waves to evanescent electromagnetic waves. In some approaches the conversion includes propagation of electromagnetic waves within an indefinite electromagnetic medium, and the indefinite medium may include an artificially-structured material such as... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100265593 - Imaging lens assembly: The present invention provides an imaging lens assembly including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element with negative refractive power; a fourth... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100265595 - Two-unit zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same: A two-unit zoom lens system which forms an image on an image pickup surface, includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit G1 having a negative refracting power and a second lens unit G2 having a positive refracting power. At the time of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100265594 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: t

20100265596 - Fixed-focus lens: A fixed-focus lens including a first lens group and a second lens group is provided. The first lens group is disposed between a magnified side and a reduced side and includes a first lens and a second lens arranged in sequence from the magnified side to the reduced side. The... Agent: J C Patents

20100265597 - Rectangular stacked glass lens module with alignment member and manufacturing method thereof: A rectangular stacked lens module and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The rectangular stacked lens module is produced by cutting straight lines through a stacked lens module array. Firstly, it produces at least two lens arrays. Each lens array includes a plurality of optical lenses by multi-cavity glass molding... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100265598 - Method of fixing optical member and optical unit: A method of fixing an optical member for fixing the optical member to a supporting member, wherein an intermediate member that is fused upon irradiation light is disposed between the optical member and the supporting member. By irradiating the light that is transmitted through the optical member onto the intermediate... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100265599 - Lens module having intercoupling slit and handle: An exemplary lens module includes a holder, a lens barrel, a cover having a through hole, a restricting member having a slit, a handle extending from the lens barrel and a resilient. The lens barrel is accommodated in the holder capable of moving along a central axis of the holder.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100265600 - Methods and systems for adjusting the position of vehicle outside mirrors: A method for adjusting an outside mirror of a vehicle includes providing at least one seat position sensor, a driver position detector and a mirror actuator. The position of the driver's seat is determined with the at least one seat position sensor. An angular orientation of the outside mirror is... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100265601 - Imaging mirror, method for making same and use thereof in a laser imaging system: A mirror for optical imaging includes a reflecting device having a reflective face. The reflecting device incorporates a light-emitting device of which one emitting end is situated in said reflective face in a zone which is not or not very reflective.... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100265602 - Heliostat facet: Heliostat facet configured from a flat structure comprising a central section (1) and a peripheral section (2) comprising first (3) and second sides (4), being both sections linked together by a plurality of arms (5, 6), which starting from the central section (1) radially run towards the peripheral section (2)... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC

20100265603 - Sealing with foam cartridge: A rear-view mirror with foam-backed door seal is presented that fills the space between mirror base and vehicle with a foam in a simple way upon its being mounted to a vehicle.... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100265604 - Side mirror of motorcycle and motorcycle therewith: A side mirror includes a mount seat mounted to a front cowl that covers a portion of the front of a vehicle body, a mirror stay supported on the mount seat with a basal end thereof supported in a turnable manner, and a mirror provided at a tip end of... Agent: Yamaha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20100265605 - Color filter: A color filter including a substrate, a light-shielding layer, a plurality of first color filter patterns and a plurality of second color filter patterns is provided. The light-shielding layer has a plurality of openings arranged in array, and the substrate is exposed by the openings. The first color filter patterns... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

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