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11/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100296142 - Apparatus and method to align the elements of a holographic information data storage system: A method to align the write channel portion of a holographic data storage system. The method establishes a write threshold correlation factor, provides a reference beam, and illuminates a holographic data storage medium encoded with a write reference orientation image with the reference beam to generate a write channel alignment... Agent: Dale F. Regelman

20100296143 - Lighting unit for a holographic reconstruction system: An apparatus for the reconstruction of computer-generated video holograms has the object of reconstructing bandwidth-limited holograms with high luminance and image quality in a display having low installation depth, low weight, and reduced effort during production. The apparatus has a focal center field having diffractive optical elements, which conduct coherent... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100296144 - Beam scanning based on two-dimensional polygon scanner for display and other applications: Scanning beam systems based on a two-dimensional polygon scanner with different reflective polygon facets tilted at different tilt facet angles to use rotations of the polygon scanner to scan one or more optical beams both horizontally and vertically on a surface which can be a display screen or a printing... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100296145 - Optical scanner: A pair of substrate portions each being tabular-shaped has side portions located closer to a mirror portion and connected, at both ends thereof in the oscillation axis direction, by a pair of supporting beam portions, and also has outer side portions fixed to a fixing member. An excitation device is... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100296146 - Mems scanning micromirror: A MEMS scanning micromirror including a mirror body 50, the mirror body 50 having a rotation axis 58 with a pair of extension bars 56 parallel to the rotation axis 58; a frame 60 forming a mirror recess 62 with a recess periphery 64, the frame 60 having a pair... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100296147 - Optical reflection element: An optical reflection device includes a mirror having a reflection surface configured to reflect light, a first support beam connected to the mirror, a tuning fork vibrator connected to the first support beam, a second support beam connected to the tuning fork vibrator, and a supporter connected to the second... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100296148 - Spatial light modulator using electrowetting cells: A spatial light modulator comprising pixels, where for each pixel, a light field amplitude transmitted by the pixel is modulated by an electrowetting cell and/or a light field phase transmitted by the pixel is modulated by an electrowetting cell.... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100296150 - Display device based on electrowetting effect: In a reflective a display device based on layer break up or layer displacement having at least two different states, in which one of the fluids (5) e.g oil in a first state adjoins at least a first support plate (3) and in the second state the other fluid (6)... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100296149 - Optical apparatus: Optical apparatus for a display device. The optical apparatus comprises a cavity, and a first fluid (14) and a second fluid (16), held within the cavity, which are immiscible with each other. The first and second fluids are separated from each other by a meniscus (28) having a peripheral edge... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100296151 - Microsystem and method for the production of a microsystem: The invention relates to a microsystem having at least one micromirror (1) and at least one micromirror actuator (2) for pivoting the at least one micromirror (1) about at least one axis from a relaxed resting position, comprising a frame chip and a transparent cover (3) disposed on the frame... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100296152 - Polarization controller and polarization mode dispersion compensator: A polarization controller includes a first polarization controller, a demultiplexer, a second polarization controller, and a multiplexer. The first polarization controller controls the state of polarization of input light such that a part of the wavelength components of the input light is in a first state of polarization. The demultiplexer... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100296153 - Method and arrangement for the frequency conversion of coherent optical radiation: The present invention relates to a method and to an arrangement for the frequency conversion of coherent optical radiation with adjustable wavelength by way of a two-stage non-linear optical process. In the method and the arrangement, a frequency doubling is carried out in a first non-linear optical crystal (301, 302)... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber

20100296154 - Method and apparatus for generation and detection of rogue waves: Methods and systems are provided for generation and detection of rogue waves, including hydrodynamic rogue waves and optical rogue waves. A method for generating an optical rogue wave comprises the steps of generating an input pulse into a nonlinear optical medium, and perturbing the input pulse by directing a narrow-band... Agent: John P. O'banion O'banion & Ritchey LLP

20100296155 - Optical fiber raman amplifier: The invention provides simultaneous suppression of PMD and PDG in a fiber Raman amplifier. One embodiment employs a two-section fiber with one section being unspun and the other, longer, section having a periodic spin profile. The other embodiment employs a single segment fiber having a periodic exponentially varying spin profile.... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.

20100296156 - Two-way amplifier for passive optical network (pon): A two-way optical amplifier system amplifies upstream and downstream optical signals in a passive optical network (PON). The downstream optical amplifier system includes an optical amplifier (EDFA), configured and arrange to amplify the downstream optical transport signal. The upstream optical amplifier operates in burst mode and includes an upstream transport... Agent: Ipg Photonics Corporation

20100296157 - Optical fiber coupler and optical fiber amplifier: [Solving Means] An optical fiber coupler 100 includes: a first optical fiber 10 having a core 11 and a clad 13 coating the core 11; a second optical fiber 20 having a core 21; and a fusion-drawn portion 110 formed by arranging the first optical fiber 10 and the second... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100296158 - Semiconductor constructions, methods of forming semiconductor constructions, light-conducting conduits, and optical signal propagation assemblies: The invention includes optical signal conduits having rare earth elements incorporated therein. The optical signal conduits can, for example, contain rare earth elements incorporated within a dielectric material matrix. For instance, erbium or cerium can be within silicon nanocrystals dispersed throughout dielectric material of optical signal conduits. The dielectric material... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20100296159 - Wavelength-variable light source: A wavelength-variable light source according to the present invention includes 2×2 3-dB directional coupler 3, closed loop-type optical circuit 5, at least two resonators 1 and 2, and optical amplifier 4. The closed loop-type optical circuit 5 is formed by connecting ends of the two output paths of 3-dB directional... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100296160 - Lens blank and lens elements as well as method for their production: A method for manufacturing a preferably asymmetrical lens element (5a) from a tempered blank (1) is characterized by: producing the lens element (5a) from a first partial volume (1a) of the tempered blank (1), whose thickness d is less than approximately 70%, preferably less than approximately 60%, particularly preferably less... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100296161 - Polarization insensitive optical circuit: The present invention, in one embodiment contemplates a polarization insensitive optical circuit constructed of an input/output signal separator, such as an optical circulator or a 1×2 or 2×2 coupler or N×M coupler, a polarization sensitive operator, and a polarization rotator reflector. In an alternate embodiment, the invention contemplates a polarization... Agent: Infinera Corporation Ross Carothers

20100296162 - Membrane grating for beam steering device and method of fabricating same: A method of fabricating a membrane structure for a diffractive phased array assembly is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a wafer having a body and at least a membrane layer and a backside layer disposed on opposite faces of the body, forming a grating pattern on a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100296163 - Exit pupil expanders with wide field-of-view: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for providing a wide field-of-view as well as illumination uniformity in exit pupil expanders (EPE) using stacked EPE substrates (or plates) with non-symmetric exit pupil expansion that use a plurality of diffractive elements for expanding the exit pupil of a... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100296164 - Variable spectroscopic element and endoscope system having the same: Light in a desired wavelength band is accurately separated by changing the distance between optical substrates while minimizing deformation thereof. A variable spectroscopic element (1) includes: a plurality of optical substrates (3, 4) opposed to each other with a space therebetween, the optical substrates being provided with coating layers (2a,... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100296165 - Mems-based pellicle beamsplitter: A method of forming a non-polarizing pellicle beamsplitter having a desired power-tap ratio. The method includes the operation of forming a base layer having a base refractive index on a substrate and arranging a plurality of alternating layers having relatively high and low indexes of refraction respectively over the base... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100296166 - Process for producing transparent electroconductive member: [Means for Solving Problems] (a) Pattern printing is carried out on a transparent base material using an ink containing a reducing agent to form a reducing agent-containing pattern layer. Next, (b) a metal ion solution containing metal ions, which can function as an electroless plating catalyst upon reduction, is coated... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100296167 - Bilayer anti-reflective films containing non-oxide nanoparticles: An article and process having non-oxide nanoparticles containing stratified compositions for low refractive index compositions of utility as anti-reflective coatings for optical display substrates. The compositions comprise a high refractive index lower stratum containing nanoparticles and a low refractive index upper stratum on top of the high refractive index lower... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company Legal Patent Records Center

20100296168 - Optical element, optical system including the optical element, and optical apparatus including the optical system: An optical element includes a substrate, and an antireflection film provided on a surface of the substrate. The antireflection film is a graded layer having a refractive index that is progressively decreased from the substrate side towards an outer surface of the antireflection film. The graded layer has a reflectivity... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100296169 - Anti-glare film, method of manufacturing same, and display device: An anti-glare film includes a base having an irregular surface and a hard coat layer disposed on the irregular surface of the base. The surface of the hard coat layer has an irregular shape following the irregular surface of the base. The hard coat layer is obtained by applying an... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100296170 - Superposition method using a pair of stereo-isomeric micro electro mechanical systems (memss): DMDs (digital mirror devices) as currently produced by Texas Instruments show handedness with regard to mirror deflection axes and image raster. At present only one isomer (one hand-type) is produced, which we call the (L)DMD. For the superposition of (L)DMDs an additional folding is required in all arrangements of the... Agent: Dr. Bernhard Rudolf Bausenwein

20100296171 - Optimizing total internal reflection multilayer optics through material selection: An optic device includes a multilayer zone forming a redirection section for redirecting and transmitting photons through total internal reflection, each multilayer zone including a high index material having a first real refractive index n1 and a first absorption coefficient β1, a low index material having a second real refractive... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100296174 - High zoom-ratio zoom lens system:

20100296172 - Variable focal length lens system image pick up apparatus:

20100296173 - Zoom lens system:

20100296176 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel of the present invention includes: a fixing frame having a plurality of cam grooves that are formed an inner circumferential surface of the fixing frame and also having a protrusion provided between any adjacent two of the cam grooves among a plurality of the cam grooves; and... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100296175 - Lens mechanism and imaging device: Disclosed herein is a lens mechanism including: a base; a guide member fixed to the base; a lens holding member adapted to hold the lens and which is held by the guide member in such a manner as to move straight along the optical axis; a rotary member adapted to... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100296177 - Optical element and optical system having the same: where λmin is the shortest wavelength used in the optical element, nsub is the refractive index of a substrate on which the fine textured structure is formed, p is the pitch of the fine textured structure, and h is the height of the fine textured structure. The textured structure includes... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100296178 - Miniaturized optical head with high spatial resolution and high sensitivity, especially for fibred confocal fluorescence imaging: A miniaturized optical head provided to equip the distal end of a beam of flexible optical fibres scanned by a laser beam, is designed to come in contact with a sample and to excite the sample confocally. This optical head includes elements for correcting spherical aberrations and focusing members. The... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100296179 - Optics for an extended depth of field: An optical imaging assembly having cylindrical symmetry, comprising a plurality of lenses having surfaces with curvatures and spacings between the surfaces, such that an optical image formed by the plurality of lenses has a defocus aberration coefficient greater than 0.1 at a focal plane of the assembly.... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100296180 - Image forming lens, camera device, and handheld terminal: An image forming lens including an aperture stop, a first lens group arranged on the object side relative to the aperture stop, and a second lens group having a positive power arranged on an image side relative to the aperture stop, the first lens group including a first F lens... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100296181 - Plastic lens: A second lens (15) of a concave meniscus type is formed from a plastic nanocomposite material. An approximately annular flange (15b) is formed along an outer periphery of a lens body portion (15a). The lens body portion (15a) and the flange (15b) are formed to satisfy 1<(Lt/Ft)<5 and (CA/4)≦b. “CA”... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100296182 - Optical element position adjusting mechanism and optical element position adjusting method, exposure apparatus using same, and device manufacturing method: The optical element position adjusting mechanism includes a holding member for holding an outer periphery of an optical element, a fixing portion for pivotally fixing the holding member to adjust the position of the optical element, a clamping portion capable of fixing or releasing the holding member against the fixing... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100296183 - Driving device made of shape-memory alloy: A storing section (70) stores a second initial contact instruction value, which is predefined as an instruction value for positioning a movable portion (5) to a second contact position where the movable portion (5) is contacted with a stopper (8), and an initial standby instruction value, which is predefined as... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100296184 - Vibratory driving device: A vibratory driving device 1 comprising a shaft-like driving member 7, a electromechanical transducer 6 which can incline the driving member 7 and which can also displace the driving member 7 in the axial direction of the driving member, a movable member 8 which slidably engages on the driving member... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20100296185 - Shaft structure of retractable outer mirror: In a shaft structure of a retractable outer mirror, a shaft includes: a first member; and a second member. The first member includes: a base section having an attachment boss; a shaft section vertically arranged on the base section; and a catch part by which a catch member is caught.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100296186 - Optical component bowing device, optical device, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: An optical component bowing device includes a bending moment generating structure. In a particular embodiment, the bending moment generating structure can have extension members that extend in a direction substantially orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of an optical component. The extension members can be positioned adjacent longitudinal end portions of... Agent: Taiyo Corporation

20100296187 - Exterior sideview mirror system: An exterior sideview mirror system includes an exterior sideview mirror assembly including a plano-auxiliary reflective element having a rearward field of view when attached to a side of an automobile. The plano reflective element and the auxiliary reflective element are mounted adjacently at the reflective element assembly in a side-by-side... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20100296188 - Kinematic mirror mount adjustable from two directions: A kinematic optical mount comprising a frame supporting an optical element; a base member having first and second surfaces and providing magnetic attraction to seat the frame against first, second, and third point contacts. The kinematic optical mount further includes threaded yaw and pitch adjustment cavities extending through the base... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company Patent Legal Staff

20100296189 - Modular rear view mirror and method to assemble it: The invention is related to a rear view mirror assembly with a least two parts out of the group of part as: mirror frame, mirror base, mirror housing, mirror bezel, mirror glass, mirror lighting means, actuator, that must be connected during assembly process with at least one retention latch. This... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100290098 - Hologram judging apparatus: A hologram judging apparatus includes a housing and first and second light sources attached to the housing and emitting reconstruction illumination light. In the hologram judging apparatus, the first and second light sources each include a wavelength component with a wavelength λ meeting the reconstruction condition of a Lippmann hologram,... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20100290097 - Image data checking system: A checking system is provided for making it possible to carry out an effective censor for browsing image data that can be in a browsing state at a site on a network An image data checking system is provided with an image database (2) in which a plurality of registering... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100290099 - Method and apparatus for creating and displaying a radially multiplexed hologram: A method and apparatus for recording and displaying a radially multiplexed hologram is provided. A master hologram is recorded with individual views or frames, arranged in a specific radial pattern and in such a proportion that the convergence of the individually recorded views are simultaneously combined and recorded onto a... Agent: Mandour & Associates, Apc

20100290100 - Confocal optical system: A confocal optical system comprising a scanning fiber is provided. The scanning fiber is a single-mode fiber of which a first end is shaped as a curved surface. The scanning fiber transmits illumination light to the first end. The illumination light is emitted toward an observation area. The illumination light... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100290101 - Light screening device and manufacturing method thereof: There are provided a light screening apparatus and a manufacturing method thereof. The light screening apparatus includes a substrate, a transparent electrode, a plurality of roll-up actuators and a plurality of light screening patterns. The substrate includes a light-transmitting region and the transparent electrode is formed on one surface of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100290102 - Encapsulated electromechanical devices: Encapsulation is provided to electromechanical devices to protect the devices from such environmental hazards as moisture and mechanical shock. In addition to the encapsulation layer providing protection from environmental hazards, the encapsulation layer is additionally planarized so as to function as a substrate for additional circuit elements formed above the... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100290103 - 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 a cationic pigment orcationic... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100290104 - Variable-focal length lens: To provide a variable-focal length lens capable of altering its focal length at high speed. The variable-focal length lens has an electrooptic material and electrodes formed on an incident surface of light and on an exit surface of the light of the electrooptic material. An optical axis is set so... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100290105 - Wavelength converter and image display device: Since the absorption of a fundamental wave by a fiber increases if it is tried to obtain a wavelength conversion light of watt-class high output, the fiber length needs to be shortened. However, since oscillation efficiency conversely decreases if the fiber length is shortened, it is difficult to obtain a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100290106 - Cascaded raman fiber laser system based on filter fiber: A light generation and amplification system includes a length of laser-active filter fiber having a refractive index profile that suppresses unwanted Stokes orders at wavelengths longer than a target wavelength and that has normal dispersion over its operating wavelength. A nested series of reflectors is provided at the fiber's input... Agent: Jacobs & Kim / Ofs

20100290107 - Fiber optical device and method of driving the same: A fiber optical device 1A includes an amplification optical fiber 10, a seed light source 15 for supplying pulse seed light to the optical fiber 10, excitation light sources 21 to 25 for supplying excitation light, a bleaching light source 40 for supplying bleaching light for reducing a light transmission... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100290108 - Light amplifier: A light amplifier includes first and second multi-pass amplifiers, an excitation light source, and a beam splitter. The second multi-pass amplifier includes a light attenuation portion provided in an optical path for a light pulse to travel to pass through a light amplification medium a plurality of times, for attenuating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100290109 - Uv-reflective structural color: The present invention discloses a non-quarter wave multilayer structure having a plurality of alternating low index of refraction material stacks and high index of refraction material stacks. The plurality of alternating stacks can reflect electromagnetic radiation in the ultraviolet region and a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation in the visible... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle, Anderson & Citkowski, P.C.

20100290110 - Multi-function microscope device: A multi-function microscope device comprises a main body and a light adjustment base; the main body having at least one light-emitting element, a magnetic element, and a transmitting element; a microscope lens being formed by a transparent element, a lens, and a magnetic element; a microscope device and being assembled... Agent: Jie-kai Liang

20100290111 - Astrometry and photometry with coronagraphs: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an optical device comprises a telescope, a coronagraph device coupled to the telescope and having a focal plane occulting mask to provide a coronagraphic image, and a reticulate grid element arranged in a light path propagated through the telescope, at a... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC

20100290112 - Telescope and binocular body member: A telescope 110 includes: a single objective optical system 113; and a binocular body member (111, 112); the binocular body member including a mount portion 116 for connecting to the objective optical system 113, and a controller 114 for controlling the objective optical system, thereby providing a telescope capable of... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100290113 - Transparency and backlight for cinema screen: A cinema screen may include a housing including at least one of wood and polymer and configured to hold the cinema screen by at least one of gluing and pinching. The screen may include a metalloplastic multi-layer film coupled to the housing and have a relatively small thickness. The multi-layer... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20100290114 - Transmission-type screen, projection-type display device, and image displaying method: A transmission-type screen includes an entering-side Fresnel lens that inflects image light from a light emitter toward a display side using a prism formed on a rear-surface side, which is a light-entering-surface side of the image light; a first light diffusing unit that is provided on the display side with... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100290115 - Through-the-lens loupe assembly with interpupillary distance adjustment: A medical/dental loupe assembly provides through-the-lens oculars with an inconspicuous interpupillary distance adjustment capability. The system includes a pair of lenses, each lens having a telemicroscopic ocular cemented therethrough, and an upper portion, one on each side of a wearer's nose. A generally horizontal slot is formed in the upper... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100290116 - Phase compensator for coupling an electromagnetic wave into an optical condenser: An apparatus comprising a phase compensator and an optical condenser in communication with the phase compensator. The phase compensator provides for phase shifting a portion of an electromagnetic wave. The optical condenser is shaped to direct the electromagnetic wave to a focal region of the optical condenser.... Agent: Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

20100290117 - Optical compensation film: Optically clear polymeric films, especially films fabricated from a hydrogenated vinyl aromatic block copolymer, that have a birefringence of from 0.001 to 0.05 and a retardation of from 25 nanometers to 500 nanometers, either as fabricated or as oriented post fabrication, function as, for example, optical compensation films or a... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company

20100290118 - Liquid tank, viewing device for under-liquid observation, and optical film: A liquid tank, a viewing device for under-liquid observation, and an optical film are disclosed, each excellent in visibility and durability and being easy to clean. In at least one embodiment of the present invention is directed to a liquid tank having a transparent wall, including, on an internal surface... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100290119 - Durable fluorescent articles having multiple film layers: A fluorescent article includes an underlayer colored fluorescent film and an overlayer colored fluorescent film, which is provided over the underlayer colored fluorescent film. The underlayer colored fluorescent film includes a first fluorescent colorant in an underlayer acrylic matrix. The overlayer colored fluorescent film includes a second fluorescent in an... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation Amanda Wittine

20100290120 - Slit aperture for diffraction range finding system: A method and system for forming a focused image on an image plane of a diffraction range finder with a variable pitch diffraction grating. Diffracted light is propagated through a lens and slit assembly and onto an image plane of a camera, the diffracted light having been diffracted by the... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20100290121 - Multilayer body and method for producing a multilayer body: The invention concerns a multilayer body (5) and a process for producing a multilayer body (5). The multilayer body (5) has a transparent first layer (51) in which a multiplicity of cylindrical lenses of a length of more than 2 mm and a width of less than 400 μm are... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100290122 - Monitor visor: A monitor visor includes a top component and two side components respectively formed at two sides of the top component, wherein the top and side components are formed in a sheet-like configuration and are orderly connected to form a visor body having a visor cavity with a bottom opening. The... Agent: David And Raymond Patent Firm

20100290123 - Wafer level lens array and manufacturing method therefor: Provided is a wafer level lens array, in which a plurality of lens sections arranged one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally and a substrate section connecting the lens sections are integrally made of a resin material, capable of preventing the substrate section from being deformed. A wafer level lens array includes: a plurality... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100290124 - Image display apparatus: The image display apparatus includes first and second display elements respectively displaying first and second original images, and an optical system presenting an enlarged combined image of the first and second original images with first and second light fluxes from the first and second display elements. The optical system includes... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100290126 - Multiple imaging arrangements for head mounted displays: A head mounted display is disclosed that utilizes a single video display screen to transport images to both eyes. Multiple reflections are created by illuminating the display screen form a plurality of directions, or by illuminating the display screen with light beams of differing polarizations. The reflections of the display... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20100290125 - Observation optical system and image display apparatus: The observation optical system introduces light from a first display element and light from a second display element to an exit pupil to present an enlarged combined image of first and second original images. The optical system includes a first optical element allowing the light from the first display element... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100290127 - Head-mounted optical apparatus using an oled display: A see-through head-mounted optical apparatus for a viewer has at least one display module, each display module having a display energizable to form an image and a positive field lens optically coupled to the surface of the display and disposed to direct imaged light from the display toward a first... Agent: Louis S. Horvath

20100290128 - Optical module: A plurality of prisms each has side surfaces that forms an angle of 90 degrees functions as a wavelength filter, and the prisms are arranged so that the angles of 90 degrees of adjacent prisms are pointing in opposite directions so as to form one wavelength separation filter by bonding... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100290129 - Eyepiece optical system and electronic view finder incorporating the same: Alternatively, the eyepiece optical system is characterized by comprising a first lens group having a curved refractive surface, and a rear lens group having positive refracting power, wherein while the first lens group remains fixed, the rear lens group moves along an optical axis with satisfaction of given conditions, thereby... Agent: Richard M. Rosati, Esq. Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100290130 - Imaging lens system and imaging apparatus using the same: An imaging lens system has an autofocus function using a liquid lens and an imaging apparatus using the imaging lens system in which the imaging lens system is configured with a smaller number of lenses to facilitate downsizing. The imaging lens system includes a first lens group and a second... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100290131 - Large-aperture zoom lens: The invention is directed to a large-aperture zoom lens that provides an aperture ratio as small as 2.8 as strongly desired, facilitates implementation with a vibration compensating mechanism, and successfully downsizes in more compact lens. The large-aperture zoom lens has four of groups of lens pieces, that is, the leading... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100290132 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel of the present invention includes a fixing frame 100 provided with cam grooves 103-105 formed in an inner circumferential surface of the fixing frame, and a drive frame 200 provided with cam followers 201-203 formed on an outer circumferential surface of the drive frame and a plurality... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100290133 - Optical system and optical equipment including the same: Provided is an optical system with an excellent anti-reflection effect and ghost suppression effect including an aspherical lens having at least one of an incident surface and an exiting surface of an optical glass formed of an aspherical surface, in which: the aspherical surface includes an anti-reflection structure formed thereon,... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100290134 - Abbe prism lens with improved focus and reduced flair: An Abbe prism lens and lens array are disclosed. The lens comprises front lenses disposed on a front surface of the Abbe prism, rear lenses disposed on a rear surface of the Abbe prism, a front bottom reflecting surface, a rear bottom reflecting surface, a left top reflecting surface, and... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100290135 - Optical element positioning apparatus: An optical element positioning apparatus capable of moving an optical element from a storage state to a use state and improving the accuracy of positioning the optical element to a use position on an optical path. A holding member that holds the optical element is guided by guide shafts to... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100290136 - Lens module: A lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens mounted to the lens barrel, and an anti-dazzling film received in the lens barrel. The anti-dazzling film defines at least two first postholes. The lens module further includes at least two positioning posts. The positioning posts integrate with the first postholes... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100290137 - Lens module: An exemplary lens module includes a lens barrel, a first lens, and a second lens. The lens barrel includes an accommodating cavity defined therein. The first lens is received in the accommodating cavity of the lens barrel. The first lens has a first adjusting notch defined at a periphery thereof.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100290138 - Optical adjustment mounts with piezoelectric inertia driver: Embodiments include optic mounts that may be adjustably positioned with a piezoelectric inertia driver. Position data feedback may be provided to embodiments of a piezoelectric inertia driver controller from an encoder, such as an optical encoder.... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP C/o Portfolioip

20100290140 - Lens adapter ring and lens module: A lens adapter ring is provided for connecting a lens barrel to a lens holder whose thread specification is different from that of the lens barrel. The ring includes a first hollow cylinder. The cylinder includes a first inner surface and a first outer surface opposite to the first inner... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100290139 - Thin fastening slice module: A thin fastening slice module includes a first fastening slice body and a second fastening slice body. The first fastening slice body includes a first surface, a first upper periphery and a first concave part. The first concave part is downwardly extended from the first upper periphery. The second fastening... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100290141 - Rearview mirror having container: A rearview mirror includes a container, locating alternatively on the top or bottom of the rearview mirror, where the opening of the container is provided with a movable lid and a wide-angle mirror is embedded in the front side of the lid. By means of placing the container on top... Agent: Wen Huang

20100290142 - Mems scanning micromirror with reduced dynamic deformation: A MEMS scanning micromirror with reduced dynamic deformation with a mirror support including a rotation axis beam 120 having a rotation axis 58; a pair of extension bars 56 parallel to the rotation axis 58, each having a first end 140, a midpoint 142, and a second end 144; and... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100290143 - Color filter and apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: Disclosed herein are a color filter having a black matrix and an apparatus and method of manufacturing the same. The method may include applying an organic film to a substrate, forming a pattern on the organic film by applying pressure to the organic film with a mold having prominences and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100284049 - Holographic reconstruction system and method with a sequence of visibility regions: A holographic reconstruction system and method for the three-dimensional reconstruction of object light points of a scene is disclosed. The system includes spatial light modulation means which modulate light waves capable of interference with at least one video hologram, focusing means which focus the modulated light waves so that a... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100284050 - N-nary optical semiconductor transistor and an optical and-gate: An N-nary photonic transistor (PT) based on a heterojunction optical semiconductor microstructure is presented. The PT has one control signal input, one data signal input, and one output. The lights for each input can be one of the wavelengths within the N number (N-nary) of predetermined lightwaves. The output light... Agent: Anthony Asquith

20100284051 - Optical scanning device and image output apparatus: The present invention provides an optical scanning device that prevents a disadvantageous increase in device size. Transfer optical system 17 includes at least concave mirrors 19 and 20. Furthermore, transfer optical system 17 allows a light beam scanned by scan mirror 16 to enter the scan mirror again at least... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100284052 - Color filter and color reflective display device with the same: A color filter includes a substrate, a plurality of pixel units and a transparent electrode layer. The substrate has a plurality of pixel regions. Each pixel region has a plurality of first sub-pixel regions and a second sub-pixel region. Each pixel unit is disposed in one of the pixel regions... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20100284053 - Electrochromic composition, a method of forming the electrochromic composition and an electrochromic apparatus: An electrochromic apparatus comprises a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer spaced from and disposed substantially parallel to the first electrode. An electrochromic layer is disposed between the first and second electrode layers. An electrolyte layer is disposed between the electrochromic layer and one of the electrode layers.... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

20100284054 - Modulation of unpolarized light: System and method for effectuating substantially uniform modulation of unpolarized light. Unpolarized light is split into two beams, each beam comprising a different orthogonal mode. The mode of one beam is changed and then the beam is modulated. The other beam is modulated and then its mode is changed. The... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100284055 - Display with integrated photovoltaic device: A display with a photovoltaic (PV) cells integrated as the front side and/or back side of the display is disclosed. Ambient light may reach a PV cell situated behind a display through fully or partially transmissive features within the display. Display-generated light may also reach a PV cell behind a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100284056 - Transflective electrowetting display device: Transflective electrowetting display device comprising electrowetting elements, each having at least one reflective area and at least one transmissive area, whereby the surface of the at least one reflective area of the structured reflector is offset in the direction of the viewing side of the display device with respect to... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100284057 - Mircromirror device having a vertical hinge: A mirror device comprises: a plurality of electrodes disposed on a substrate; a hinge connected to at least one of the electrodes; a mirror connected to the hinge and corresponding to at least one of the electrodes, wherein a barrier layer is comprised between the hinge and mirror, and/or between... Agent: Bo-in Lin

20100284058 - Particle for display media and information display panel using same: In an information display panel, in which at least one kind of display media are sealed in a space between two substrates at least one of which is transparent, for displaying an image by electrically moving the display media, a particle for display media combined in a form of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100284059 - Demodulator: A demodulator includes a splitter, a first dielectric substance, and a combiner. The splitter splits a differential phase shift keying optical signal into a first light beam and a second light beam and outputs the first light beam to a first optical path and the second light beam to a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100284060 - Systems and methods for cascaded raman lasing at high power levels: In a light amplification system, a fiber-based oscillator, amplifier, and cascaded Raman resonator are coupled together in series. The oscillator output is provided as an input into the amplifier, the amplifier output is provided as a pumping input into the cascaded Raman resonator, and the cascaded Raman resonator provides as... Agent: Jacobs & Kim / Ofs

20100284061 - Systems and techniques for suppressing backward lasing in high-power cascaded raman fiber lasers: In a light amplification system and technique, a pump source provides pump power at a source wavelength. The pump power is launched as an input into a cascaded Raman resonator. A wavelength-dependent loss element is connected such that it precedes the cascaded Raman resonator. The wavelength-dependent loss element is configured... Agent: Jacobs & Kim / Ofs

20100284062 - Wavelength determining apparatus, method and program for thin film thickness monitoring light: A multi-layer optical thin film filter comprising plural deposited optical thin films, wherein optical thin film thickness for each of said optical thin films has a predetermined wavelength spectrum in a predetermined gain equalization band and a predetermined wavelength spectrum in a pumping light transmission band other than said gain... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100284063 - Optical amplifier: An optical amplifier for determining the attenuation of a length of optical fibre (7) to which it is adapted to be connected comprising means (5) to receive an input signal from the optical fibre (7), means (6) to output an amplified signal to the optical fibre (7), a gain medium... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100284064 - Grating for euv-radiation, method for manufacturing the grating and wavefront measurement system: A grating for EUV-radiation includes a plurality of reflecting lines. Each reflecting line includes a plurality of first reflecting dots, and a plurality of second reflecting dots arranged between each other. The first reflecting dots and the second reflecting dots are configured to reflect EUV-radiation with a mutual phase difference... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100284065 - Microscope system: A microscope system is characterized in comprising a transmission illumination optical system having a light source (11) and a condenser lens (13); a first dry objective (15a) having a magnification of from 20 or higher to 40 or lower and capable of viewing by at least one of a differential... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100284066 - Microscope: A compact, portable microscope for use in the field is provided with: an optical path extending within the microscope casing between a viewing port and an eyepiece element, which path is folded by a plurality of reflectors; and a cam and follower microscope focusing mechanism. The cam and follower microscope... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC

20100284067 - Modulation contrast microscope: A modulation contrast microscope that affords good view of sperm in ICSI, in particular, good view during sperm manipulation in ICSI, by improving contrast of the end portion of the tail includes the modulation contrast microscope comprises an aperture member having a partial aperture disposed at or near the front... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100284068 - Telescope optical system: A telescope optical system TL comprising, in order from an object side: an objective lens 1; an erecting prism 2; and an eyepiece 3; the objective lens 1 comprising, in order from the object side, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100284069 - Optical system: An optical system comprising a circular image strip comprising an inner image strip, an outer image strip, and an effective zone, and a circular lenticule configured to direct light reflected from the inner image strip to a first eye of a viewer and to direct light reflected from the outer... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100284070 - Image display apparatus and head mount display: The light directed from a light source to a concave mirror and the light directed from a display device to an eyepiece optical system are intersected by each other in a layout. This allows the light source, the concave mirror, and the display device to be arranged in compactness adjacent... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100284071 - Optical sheet: e

20100284072 - Polarizer protective film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: The present invention provides a polarizer protective film excellent in optical properties (retardation and haze) and excellent in the adhesion property between a polarizer and a polarizer protective film (in particular, under high temperature and high humidity conditions). The polarizer protective film of the present invention includes a (meth) acrylic... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100284073 - System and method for mounting a polarizer: A mounted polarizer and corresponding assembly method is provided. The mounted polarizer includes a substrate, and a polarizer with a plurality of parallel wires mounted on a supporting base. An epoxy binds the polarizer to the substrate, such that the plurality of parallel wires is mounted between the substrate and... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20100284074 - Polarizing glass, optical isolator, and method for producing polarizing glass: A polarizing glass includes shape-anisotropic metal particles oriented and dispersed in a glass substrate, the concentration of the metal particles having a distribution in which in the travel direction of light in which a polarizing function is exhibited, the concentration is substantially zero near one of the surfaces of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100284075 - Video viewing facility and self-luminous display: A video viewing facility is provided. A circularly polarized light source is provided outside a self-luminous display. The self-luminous display includes a first wave plate having a function of converting circularly polarized light into linearly polarized light; a polarizing film; a second wave plate having a function of converting circularly... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100284076 - Wavelength dispersion compensation device: A wavelength dispersion compensation device includes an etalon 100 having a slab shape. Reflective films are formed on each side of the etalon 100. The reflective films respectively have predetermined reflectance. Reflectance of one of the reflective films differs according to a light incident angle by using a portion of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100284077 - Miniature stacked glass lens module: A miniature stacked glass lens module is disclosed. The miniature stacked glass lens module includes at least one stacked optical glass lens element, a lens holder and other optical element. The stacked optical glass lens element is formed by cutting along alignment notches on a glued and stacked optical glass... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100284078 - Device for protecting optical and/or electronic apparatuses, space telescope comprising said device, and device for removably occluding an aperture: A protective device for optical and/or electronic apparatuses, in particular space telescopes, is described, wherein the device is such as to removably close an aperture, through which apparatuses may be accessed, the device being such as to achieve a first and second operating configuration, respectively, for allowing or inhibiting access... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100284079 - Protection for solar energy reflectors and method of protection for solar energy reflectors: The present invention relates to a protection for reflective mirrors of solar energy concentrators. The protection comprises a peripheral cord which extends along the edge of the reflector covering the peripheral area of the reflective layer on the edge of the reflector. Preferably, the peripheral cord is made substantially of... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC

20100284080 - Retroreflective structure with fabric face: A fabric-backed retroreflective article has improved visual appearance by combining the fabric and retroreflective layers. An article, comprises a retroreflective layer formed of a resin that partially interpenetrates a fabric layer. Manufacturing a retroreflective article includes a retroreflective layer partially interpenetrating a fabric layer. The method includes disposing a layer... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20100284081 - Integrated lens barrel: An integrated lens barrel for a miniature camera is disclosed. The lens barrel can include components such as a shutter, an autofocus mechanism, a zoom mechanism, and/or an image stabilization mechanism. These and/or components can define a portion of the lens barrel that increases the length of the lens barrel.... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLP

20100284082 - Optical pattern projection: Optical apparatus includes first and second diffractive optical elements (DOEs) arranged in series to diffract an input beam of radiation. The first DOE is configured to apply to the input beam a pattern with a specified divergence angle, while the second DOE is configured to split the input beam into... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20100284083 - Optical pipe intended for producing an electronic display arrangement: where the range DTXT(X) corresponds to the range (ΔP) of diffractive power values of said component for which the value of the overall transverse chromatic aberration is below an acceptable transverse chromatic aberration threshold X; and where DOPTDIF(Thresh) is a power range determined as a function of a diffraction efficiency,... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.

20100284084 - Diffraction element, manufacturing method for diffraction element, and spectrometer using the same: Objects are to obtain a highly accurate diffraction element that may prevent an intensity decrease of a light beam entering a light receiving unit without a decrease in diffraction efficiency and without a problem of flare or the like, a manufacturing method for the diffraction element, and a spectrometer using... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100284085 - Beam expansion with three-dimensional diffractive elements: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for using a three-dimensional (3D) diffractive element (e.g., a 3D diffractive grating) for expanding in one or two dimensions the exit pupil of an optical beam in electronic devices. Various embodiments of the present invention can be applied, but are... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100284087 - Optical element, roller type nanoprinting apparatus, and process for producing die roll: To provide an optical element having excellent adhesion to a lamination film, a roller nanoimprint apparatus, and a production method of a mold roller are disclosed. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, an optical element includes a nanostructure film including recesses and protrusions in nanometer size formed... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100284086 - Structures, systems and methods for harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation: Methods, devices and systems for harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation are provided including harvesting energy from electromagnetic radiation. In one embodiment, a device includes a substrate and one or more resonance elements disposed in or on the substrate. The resonance elements are configured to have a resonant frequency, for example,... Agent: Traskbritt / Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20100284088 - Dichroic filters formed using silicon carbide based layers: The present invention provides a method of forming a flexible dichroic optical filter. The method comprises depositing a plurality of pairs of layers adjacent a substrate. Each of the plurality of pairs of layers includes a first layer formed of a silicon-and-carbon containing material having a first index of refraction... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20100284089 - Stacked optical glass lens array, stacked lens module and manufacturing method thereof: A stacked optical glass lens array, a stacked lens module and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The stacked optical glass lens array includes at least two optical glass lens arrays whose optical axis are aligned and then stacked with each other by cement glue in glue grooves. A stacked... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100284090 - Improvements in or relating to display systems: A primary waveguide and a coupling waveguide are arranged so a user can view light from a forward scene through the primary waveguide. An image source generates an image which is diffractively coupled into the primary waveguide and internally reflected to an exit area for diffraction towards the user. Light... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100284091 - Image picking-up lens system and image picking-up device using the same: The imaging lens system includes a first lens group 1 and a second lens group 2 in this order from the object side. The first lens group 1 includes a liquid lens system in which the curvature radius of the interface between an insulating liquid 12 and a conductive liquid... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100284092 - Variable magnification optical system, optical apparatus provided with the variable magnification optical system and method for manufacturing variable magnification optical system: e

20100284093 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens comprises a first lens group having a negative refractive power and a second lens group having a positive refractive power in order from object to image sides, an interval between the first and second lens groups changes in a zoom operation, the first lens group is constituted... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100284094 - Optical lens system for taking image: z

20100284095 - Wide angle lens module and vehicle vision system: A wide angle lens module includes a first lens and a second lens with negative refracting power, a third lens and a fourth lens with positive refracting power, a fifth lens with negative refracting power, a sixth lens with positive refracting power, and a seventh lens with negative refracting power.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100284096 - Clutching jig: A clutching jig used to disassemble a lens module which includes a lens socket and a lens component mounted to the lens socket by a plurality of buckling pieces of the lens socket abutting a top and a side of the lens component defines a housing having a base. The... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100284097 - Optical apparatus and image pickup apparatus provided with the optical apparatus: Provided is an optical apparatus including: two magnets which are constituent components of drive member for moving a lens holder (21); three balls (25); and two bias members (23) for applying biases such that hook portions disposed in one and the other ends of each of the two bias members... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100284098 - Piezoelectric actuator, lens barrel and camera: A piezoelectric actuator with low susceptibility to friction and rubbing is provided. A piezoelectric actuator of the present invention is provided with protruding portions, first piezoelectric actuators and second piezoelectric actuators. The protruding portions protrude from a first face of a base member toward a moving member, and are capable... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100284099 - Monolithic eccentric mersenne-cassegrain telescope: A Mersenne-Cassegrain telescope provided in a single block of glass in which opposed parabolic elements are precision milled through diamond turning of a glass boule, with the magnification power of the telescope determined by the differences in focal length between the two parabolas. The result is a volumetrically small telescope... Agent: Bae Systems

20100284100 - Adjusting device for reflecting mirror: An adjusting device for a reflecting mirror includes a driving device, a first linkage device, a second linkage device, a shifting device, and a limiting device. The driving device drives the first linkage device and the second linkage device to rotate and enables the shifting device to relatively move on... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100284101 - Light-absorbing member and method of producing the same: The present invention relates to a light-absorbing member comprising a substrate having a zinc/aluminum surface, a black lower layer containing nickel and/or cobalt which is in contact with the surface and an upper layer containing an oxide of at least one selected from aluminum, magnesium, and zinc; and a method... Agent: Henkel Corporation

11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100277778 - Metallised holographic film and process for its manufacture: A metallised film includes at least one reflective layer (14, 17) of printed metallised ink, wherein the layer (17) of printed metallised ink includes a hardened binder incorporating at least one charge of metallised particles exhibiting a reflective metallic appearance, and the charge of metallised particles includes particles in the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100277779 - Light modulating device: The present invention relates to a light modulating device, comprising a SLM and a pixelated optical element, in which a group of at least two adjacent pixels of the SLM in combination with a corresponding group of pixels in the pixelated optical element form a macropixel, the pixelated optical element... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20100277780 - Rotating mirrored stile for usage within a mirror labyrinth: A process for enhancing an illusion created by a mirror labyrinth containing a series of interreflective mirrors includes the placement of a rotatable mirrored stile rotating about a vertical axis within the mirror labyrinth to interact with the series of interreflective mirrors to enhance the illusion created by the mirror... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100277781 - Rotating mirrored stile for usage within a mirror labyrinth: p

20100277782 - Micromechanical device and method for projecting electromagnetic radiation: A micromechanical apparatus includes a moving element which comprises a controllable heating apparatus for introduction of a defined amount of heat into the moving element, wherein the apparatus furthermore has a control unit which is designed to control the heating apparatus as a function of an instantaneous temperature and/or of... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100277783 - Micro scanner device and method for controlling micro scanner device: A mirror axis (MA) is displaced by deformation of a holder (HD) and with resonance of an optical scanner (LS) itself according to the frequency of a voltage applied to a piezoelectric element (PE). The frequency of the applied voltage for causing a resonance deforms the holder (HD) so as... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100277784 - Shutter device with multi-stage diaphragm: A shutter device with a multi-stage diaphragm includes a base, a shutter unit pivoted on the base, a driving unit, and an actuator unit. The base includes a first optical opening defining an optical axle passing through the first optical opening. The shutter unit is adjusted to cover the first... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100277785 - Electromagnetic beam converter: The present invention relates to an electromagnetic beam converter and a method for conversion of an input beam of electromagnetic radiation having a bell shaped intensity profile a(x,y) into an output beam having a prescribed target intensity profile l(x′,y′) based on a further development of the generalized phase contrast method.... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100277786 - Rearview mirror assemblies with anisotropic polymer laminates: Anisotropic film laminates for use in image-preserving reflectors such as rearview automotive mirror assemblies, and related methods of fabrication. A film may comprise an anisotropic layer such as a light-polarizing layer and other functional layers. The film having controlled water content is heated under omnidirectional pressure and vacuum to a... Agent: Gentex Corporation C/o Quarles & Brady LLP

20100277787 - Electrochromic display device: Disclosed is an electrochromic display device comprising: a first and a second substrates; a first and a second electrodes; and an electrochromic composition layer, wherein the device is of a passive matrix drive where the a display and an erasion are performed by an energization in reverse directions between the... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100277788 - Electrochromic display module and composition with improved performance: An electrochromic display module employing a unique combination of architecture and electrochromic composition to provide an extended life to the module. The architecture may involve the use of an extended seal about a perimeter of a display portion where the composition is located. In this manner, the rate of solvent... Agent: Zitzmann Consulting, LLC C/o Cpa Global

20100277790 - Electrically controlled optical oscillator for a single-side subcarrier optical phase-locked loop: An electrically controlled optical oscillator for a single subcarrier optical phase-locked loop, which includes: an electrically controlled electrical oscillator having an input, which receives an electrical driving input signal, and an output, which supplies an electrical driving output signal that has a frequency that is a function of the electrical... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20100277789 - Negative index material-based modulators and methods for fabricating the same: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to external, electronically controllable, negative index material-based modulators. In one aspect, an external modulator comprises a negative index material in electronic communication with an electronic signal source. The negative index material receives an electronic signal encoding data from the electronic signal source... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100277791 - Scrambling and descrambling systems for secure communication: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to scrambling-descrambling systems for encrypting and decrypting electromagnetic signals transmitted in optical and wireless networks. In one aspect, a system (1302) for scrambling electromagnetic signals comprises a first electronically reconfigurable electro-optical material (1402) positioned to receive a beam of electromagnetic radiation including... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100277792 - Night vision glasses: Image-intensifying glasses 100 are disclosed that are suitable for certain commercial and entertainment applications by virtue of their light weight, small size, and economical production, compared to certain other night vision products. In one disclosed embodiment, input light passes through two Amici prisms 144 and 148 and a field-flattening lens... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP

20100277793 - Optical system, use of an optical system and object viewing method using an optical system: The invention relates to an optical system for observing an object, having a first system part with at least one observation beam path and at least one second system part with at least one other observation beam path, wherein the at least two system parts have a common or separate... Agent: Kriegsman & Kriegsman

20100277794 - Microscope: A microscope includes a wire grid polarizing beam splitter that reflects a light emitted from a light source to a direction of an observation optical axis to cause the light to enter an objective lens, and transmits a reflected light from a specimen to cause the reflected light to enter... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100277795 - System for a polar position of a telescope: A first aspect of the invention relates to a mount (1) for a telescope (5). The mount comprises: a basement (2) with a fixed portion (3) and a pivoting portion (4); a first rocking structure (7), mounted to the basement, which rotates by 90° on a plane perpendicular to the... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100277796 - Light combiner: Light combiners and light splitters, and methods of using light combiners and light splitters are described. In particular, the description relates to light combiners and splitters that combine and split, respectively, light of different wavelength spectrums using polarizing beam splitters. The light combiners include arrangements of four polarizing beam splitters,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100277797 - Grating structure for splitting light: A grating structure for splitting light. The grating structure including alternating ridges and grooves. The ridges and grooves are configured such that the grating directs p-polarization components of incident light to the −1st order diffraction mode and s-polarization components of incident light to the 0th order diffraction mode.... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/ann Arbor

20100277798 - Method and device for polarization of an optical radiation: A method of stabilizing the state of polarization of an optical radiation comprises: 1) applying sequentially to the optical radiation a first and a second controllable phase retardation; 2) detecting an optical power of at least a first polarized portion of the optical radiation obtained after step 1; 3) applying... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20100277799 - Adjustable optical support: An optical support is disclosed. The optical support has at least two partial supports, each of which secure an optical component and are connected to each other by at least two connecting elements that are spaced apart planarly. The connecting elements are frictionally connected displaceable in an axial direction in... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100277800 - Lens protection structure for miniature lens focusing mechanism: A lens protection structure for miniature lens focusing mechanism includes a lens, a lens driving mechanism and a protective glass. The lens focuses light on an image sensor to thereby form an image thereon. The lens driving mechanism includes a hollow structure, in which the lens is received and driven... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100277801 - Transparent, wavelength-selective retroreflector: A transparent wavelength-selective retroreflector (100) that retroreflects light within a specific wavelength range and is transparent to visible light. A transparent wavelength-selective retroreflector allows visible light to pass therethrough and selectively retroreflects light within a specific wavelength range. One preferred embodiment of a transparent, wavelength-selective retroreflector includes an optical structure... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100277802 - Microreplicated films having diffractive features on macro-scale features: An optical film having a substrate and microreplicated features on a major surface of the substrate. The features include microreplicated macro-scale features and one or more microreplicated diffractive features on the macro-scale features. The films can be made from work pieces machined with tool tips having diffractive features. The tool... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100277803 - Display device having two operating modes: A display device (500) comprises a micro-display (22) and imaging optics (24) to transmit a light beam (BO), and a diffractive beam expander (10) having an output grating (16). The combination of said micro-display (22) and said imaging optics (24) is together adapted to form a virtual image (710) which... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100277804 - Spatial-dispersion-free spectral combining of pulsed high peak power fiber laser beams: A beam combining system suitable of pulsed fiber laser applications is able to produce non-spatial-dispersive beams using an highly efficient filter, such as a multilayer dielectric filter, in transmission and reflection configurations. The techniques therefore can overcome constraints on laser line-width and beam width and allow for more stable systems... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

20100277805 - Multi-layer body with microlens arrangement: Described is a multi-layer body for viewing from the front and rear sides in transillumination mode, wherein the multi-layer body (1) comprises one or more transparent first layers (10) and a second layer (14) with a micro-pattern comprising opaque first partial regions and transparent second partial regions. One of the... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100277806 - Optical device: An optical device (10) for providing a synthetic integral image includes a polymer foil stack (111). The polymer foil stack (111) includes at least one polymer foil (11). A first interface (17) of the polymer foil stack (111) includes optically distinguishable image data bearer structures (116). The first interface (17)... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100277808 - Emitting and negatively-refractive focusing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide emitting and negatively-refractive focusing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing from an interior field region with an axial magnification substantially greaters than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100277807 - Negatively-refractive focusing and sensing apparatus, methods, and systems: Apparatus, methods, and systems provide negatively-refractive focusing and sensing of electromagnetic energy. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes providing an interior focusing region with an axial magnification substantially less than one. In some approaches the negatively-refractive focusing includes negatively-refractive focusing with a transformation medium, where the transformation medium may... Agent: The Invention Science Fund Clarence T. Tegreene

20100277809 - Fluid lens with pressure release system: Fluid lens system, e.g. for medical imaging or medical treatment, with a container enclosing a fluid arranged to refract incoming waves. A pressure release mechanism is in contact with the fluid so as to compensate changes in its volume due to thermal variations, e.g. during high temperature medical cleaning. This... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100277810 - Compact zoom lens with three lens groups and design method thereof: A compact zoom lens with three lens groups and a design method thereof are revealed. Along the optical axis from the object side to the image side, the compact zoom lens with three lens groups includes a negative power first lens group having a negative power first lens and a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100277811 - Zoom lens and imaging optical device including the same: A zoom lens for an imaging optical device that includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, arranged sequentially from... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20100277812 - Zoom lens: z

20100277813 - Lens barrel and lens support structure: A lens barrel is provided with which manufacturing costs can be reduced. The lens barrel (3) has a first lens group (G1), a second lens group (G2), a third lens group (G3), a first support frame (10) that supports the first lens group (G1), a second support frame (20) that... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100277814 - Lens module having intercoupling slits and restricting members: An exemplary lens barrel includes an accommodating member having a cylinder, a lens barrel, a holder for fixing the accommodating member, and a resilient member. The cylinder has a plurality of stepwise slits each having an end exposed at an underside surface thereof. The lens barrel has a plurality of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100277815 - Projection lens and projection system having same: A projection lens includes, in the order from a large conjugate side to a small conjugate side thereof, a negative lens group having a negative refractive power and a positive lens group having a positive refractive power. The positive lens group includes, in the order from the large conjugate side... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100277816 - Fisheye lens: Disclosed is a fisheye lens comprised of the first through the seventh lens elements: wherein a field of view is larger than 180° a calibrated distortion is 10% or less, a relative illumination is 80% or more, all the refractive surfaces of the lens elements are spherical surfaces, the first... Agent: Jae Y. Park

20100277817 - Lens mounting system for use in lens relay systems: An improved lens mounting systems for use in lens relay systems in disclosed. The lens mounting system includes at least one lens and a tubular lens mount. The tubular lens mount is portion of a cylinder with a cross section slightly larger than a semicircle. The edges of the tubular... Agent: Wilmerhale/dc

20100277818 - Lens frame radially-displacing mechanism of retractable photographic lens: A lens frame radially-displacing mechanism of a retractable photographic lens, includes a photographing optical system; a linearly advancing/retreating ring guided linearly in an optical axis direction; a radially-displaceable support frame pivoted parallel to the optical axis, supports a radially-displaceable optical element and rotates between an on-axis position and an off-axis... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100277819 - Housing assembly: A housing assembly is provided including a housing, a lens panel received in the housing, and a shell. The shell includes latching end portions and secured with the housing by a latching of the latching end portions with the housing. The lens panel is secured between the housing and the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100277820 - Magnetically deformable ferrofluids and mirrors: There is provided a process for the preparation of a suspension of magnetic particles in a polar carrier liquid. The process includes the step of: coating the surface of the magnetic particles with an organic ligand having a hydrophilic chain prior to the suspension. For preparing a magnetically deformable mirror,... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

20100277821 - Channeled mirror mount: An interior rearview assembly comprising a mount, a rearview housing having a rearview element therein and a connector being configured to be located between the mount and the rearview mirror housing.... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

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