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Optical: systems and elements December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10

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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100328741 - Holographic device: A device comprising an authentication hologram recorded within a defined volume of a holographic recording medium, wherein the authentication hologram is configured to convey authentication information; wherein the authentication hologram comprises a plurality of related volumetric holograms recorded within the defined volume; and wherein the holographic recording medium comprises an... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100328742 - Hologram, hologram data generation method, and exposure apparatus: The present invention provides a hologram which forms a light intensity distribution on a predetermined plane by using an incident light. The hologram includes a plurality of cells configured to control both a phase of a first polarized light component of the incident light and a phase of a second... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100328743 - Optical system: An optical system comprising a substrate and disposed on said substrate a replica layer, characterised in that a functionality selected from the group consisting of grating, volume Bragg grating, holographic, diffractive, non-periodic structure, optical polarizer, micro lens and gradient index lens is incorporated in the substrate. The object of the... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20100328744 - Optical logic device: An all optical logic circuit includes a micro-ring resonator (110) optically coupled to a waveguide (115) The waveguide (115) provides multiple optical input signals (INPUT A, INPUT B) and an optical probe signal (PROBE) at a different frequency (lambda s) than the optical input signals (INPUT A, INPUT B) to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100328745 - Optical scanner, image display apparatus having optical scanner and driving method of optical scanner: An optical scanner including a base body, a drive unit, a deflection status detector and a controller is provided. The base body has a non-linear frequency characteristic and has a first resonance frequency and a second resonance frequency. The controller includes a first upsweep unit which upsweeps a drive frequency... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100328746 - Compensating for voice coil thermal expansion in a microarray scanner: A lens stage for use in a scanning system is provided. In certain embodiments, the lens stage comprises: a) a support comprising a first rail and a second rail, in which the first rail and the second rail are mounted to the support in parallel; and b) a linearly moveable... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global

20100328747 - Surface emitting laser element, surface emitting laser array, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: A surface emitting laser element is disclosed. The surface emitting laser element includes a resonator structural body including an active layer, first and second semiconductor distributed Bragg reflectors which sandwich the resonator structural body, and a confinement structure which can confine an injection current and a lateral mode of oscillation... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100328748 - Tir light valve: An array of light valves switch light by enabling and disabling total internal reflection (TIR) on a surface of the light valve. The disabling of the TIR is accomplished by putting another optical element in contact with the surface and then diffusing or changing the direction of the light. The... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20100328749 - Optical system with high contrast: An optical system is disclosed that includes a housing that has an interior, a reflective interior surface, and a first opening. The optical system further includes a spatial light modulator that is disposed proximate the first opening and a light source that is disposed within the interior of the housing.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100328750 - High-speed optical modulator and method of modulating light by using the same: Provided are a high-speed optical modulator and a method of modulating light by using the same. The optical modulator includes first and second resonance cavities that are sequentially stacked on a transparent substrate, wherein the first and second resonance cavities each include an electric-optical layer. According to the method, first... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100328751 - Electrochromic display device and its manufacturing method: An electrochromic display device including a substrate including a dividing wall and a concave portion surrounded by the dividing wall, a first conductive layer formed on a bottom surface of the concave portion, a second conductive layer formed on the dividing wall to electrically connect the first conductive layer within... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100328752 - Control of an automatic darkening filter: A protective automatic darkening filter (ADF) and an associated tool, such as a welding torch, are controlled by a corresponding communication unit. The invention helps to ensure that the tool is not activated before the ADF has reached its dark state. A communication channel between the communication unit and the... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100328753 - Optical module, integrated semiconductor optical device and manufacturing method thereof: An integrated semiconductor optical device and an optical module capable of the high-speed and large-capacity optical transmission are provided. In an integrated semiconductor optical device in which a plurality of optical devices buried with semi-insulating semiconductor materials are integrated on the same semiconductor substrate and an optical module using the... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100328754 - Light source wavelength modulator: A light source wavelength modulator includes a substrate made of a material with a high light transmittance and a thermal conduction effect, a wavelength modulation layer formed on the substrate and made of a wavelength modulation material, and patternized or multilayered, and further having a spacer between the wavelength modulation... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100328755 - Apparatuses with enhanced low range bit depth: A light modulator device includes a first electrical conduit, a second electrical conduit electrically isolated from the first conduit, a first display element, and a second display element. The first display element is in an actuated state when a voltage difference between the first conduit and the second conduit has... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100328758 - Electrophoretic display device: A multi-stable electrophoretic display device has a plurality of pixels and comprises a first substrate and a second substrate. The substrates are spaced apart from each other and enclose a layer of an electrophoretic medium comprising a liquid crystal material having finely divided pigment particles dispersed therein. The device further... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100328756 - Electrophoretic displaying apparatus: An electrophoretic displaying apparatus, comprises: a first substrate and a second substrate placed opposite with a predetermined interval; a plurality of pixel electrodes arranged on the first substrate; signal lines arranged between the adjoining pixel electrodes; an opposed electrode provided on the second substrate; partition walls provided to stand toward... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100328757 - Programmable window: a device for controlling the opacity of small-scale areas within a large-scale transparent membrane: Disclosed is a system and method to affect natural lighting profiles in a programmable window made from a single transparent membrane, wherein the method comprises: forming a matrix comprising of pixel elements within the single transparent membrane, setting (in a programmable controller) a degree of shading in at least one... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP

20100328759 - Imaging apparatus and methods: Methods, systems and apparatus for manipulating electromagnetic radiation such as laser beams. A method and apparatus for correcting magnification chromatic aberration utilises one or more dispersive lenses such that long wavelength components are magnified less than short wavelength components. A telecentric relay is preferred to achieve this aim. Further, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100328761 - Optical apparatus: An optical parametric oscillator (OPO) comprises a resonant cavity for signal light, and an optically non-linear medium disposed in the resonant cavity for converting pump light into the signal light, wherein the resonant cavity is arranged so that in operation signal light is repeatedly output from and returned to the... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC

20100328760 - Waveguide parametric device and method: A waveguide parametric device including a multi-mode waveguide having orientation layers formed in a propagation direction of a signal beam and a pump beam propagating down the waveguide. The orientation layers are oppositely oriented to provide non-linear coupling between the pump beam and the signal beam and have a periodicity... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC Northrop Grumman Corporation

20100328763 - Optical filter for display device: An optical filter for a display device can be provided with excellent fracture strength without using heat-treated tempered glass. The optical filter is used in the display device having a display module therein and is disposed in front of the display module. The optical filter includes an annealed glass substrate,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100328762 - Radiation coating for silicon carbide components: A telescope mirror having a mirror substrate, a multi-layer thin film reflective coating of alternating layers of high and low index of refraction dielectric films and a thin metal film positioned between the mirror substrate and the multi-layer thin film reflective coating. In preferred embodiments the telescope is a satellite... Agent: Trex Enterprises Corp.

20100328764 - Radiation diffraction material for reflecting invisible radiation: A method of controlling radiation reflected from a surface comprising: applying a composite material to a surface, where the composite material comprises an ordered periodic array of particles held in a polymeric matrix material; exposing the surface bearing the composite material to radiation; and reflecting invisible radiation from the composite... Agent: Ppg Industries Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20100328765 - Illumination optical system and fluorescent microscope: An illumination optical system which irradiates a sample surface with light through an illuminating lens includes: a light source; a condensing optical system receiving the light emitted from the light source; and a lens array optical system including a first lens array surface and a second lens array surface each... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100328766 - Modular microscope construction: A system, apparatus and method for using modular microscopes is disclosed. Connecting the housings of the individual microscope modules provide the structural framework of the modular microscope. Furthermore, the modular microscope can include specialized software, the distribution and use of which can be controlled using security keys or identifiers stored... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100328767 - Polarizing plastic optical device and process for producing the same: A polarizing plastic lens comprising a polarizing film with low tendency to detachment from an optical resin layer. There is provided polarizing plastic lens comprising polarizing film constituted of a polyvinyl alcohol resin. Two optical resin layers of different thicknesses may be disposed on both surfaces of the polarizing film.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20100328770 - Multilayer wire-grid polarizer with off-set wire-grid and dielectric grid: A wire-grid polarizer includes a wire-grid layer disposed over a substrate. A plurality of contiguous dielectric-grid layers are contiguous with one another and disposed directly on top of the wire-grid layer. The plurality of contiguous dielectric-grid layers includes different materials with different indices of refraction. The array of dielectric material... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100328768 - Nano fractal diffuser: A diffusive device has an array of discrete facets which may be of a size and pattern similar to a fractal. The facet dimensions can be greater than half the wavelength of incident light such that the facets substantially diffract light. A polarizing wire-grid layer comprised of an array of... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100328769 - Polarization device to polarize and further control light: A polarization device includes an optical stack with a diffraction grating and a wire grid polarizer with one disposed over the other. The wire grid polarizer includes an array of elongated, parallel conductive wires. The diffraction grating includes an array of elongated parallel dielectric ribs.... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.

20100328771 - Polarization element: Provided is a polarizing element, which is made into an assembly of metal elements by utilizing the fact that the plasmon resonance wavelengths of metal elements are different for the polarization direction of a light to irradiate the metal elements. The sum of the geometrically sectional areas of the metal... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100328772 - Birefringent film and polarizer: An ester-based polymer to be used in the present invention has at least a repeating unit represented with the general formula (I). A and B are substituents substituted on a stilbene group. R1 is a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100328773 - Laser system and laser beam shaping and homogenizing device thereof: A double-sided microlens array is applied to a laser beam shaping and homogenizing device of a laser system. The double-sided microlens array is able to shape the energy distribution of an incident laser beam to a square and flat-top beam with the average uniformity of energy and comprises a base... Agent: Roger H. Chu

20100328774 - Resonant reflective filter and biosensor including the same: Provided is a resonant reflective filter including a substrate and a grating layer, wherein the substrate is formed of a material having a lower reflective index than that of a material forming the grating layer. Thus, the resonant reflective filter can form a resonant spectrum having good symmetry and a... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000

20100328775 - Optical arrangement, method of use, and method for determining a diffraction grating: An optical arrangement includes a light source which emits coherent light of a wavelength λ, and a diffraction grating which has a multiplicity of diffraction structures which follow one another periodically at the spacing of a grating period d and are arranged along a base surface, the individual diffraction structures... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (bo)

20100328776 - Anti-reflection sheet, display element and display device: An anti-reflection sheet is formed in a manner of forming a resin layer, which has many fine projections 12, on a flat and smooth surface of a transparent substrate 11. Transparent resin is molded into the projections 12, the projections 12 have an almost quadratic function-shaped cross section including a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100328778 - Beam direction control element and method of manufacturing same: A beam direction control element has transparent areas and light absorption areas alternately arranged on a surface of a substrate, wherein the light absorption areas function as a louver for controlling the direction of a beam of light. The beam direction control element is manufactured by disposing an optically transparent... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100328777 - Optical sheet, display device, and method for producing optical sheet: An optical sheet, which can suitably absorb external light over a wide range and can improve a contrast, a display device, and a method for producing an optical sheet. The optical sheet is disposed on an observer side relative to an image light source and includes: a plurality of layers... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100328779 - Dielectric covered planar antennas: An antenna element suitable for integrated arrays at terahertz frequencies is disclosed. The antenna element comprises an extended spherical (e.g. hemispherical) semiconductor lens, e.g. silicon, antenna fed by a leaky wave waveguide feed. The extended spherical lens comprises a substantially spherical lens adjacent a substantially planar lens extension. A couple... Agent: Canady & Lortz LLP

20100328780 - Whole beam image splitting system: The present invention comprises methods and apparatuses for causing a single imaging lens system to simultaneously form multiple high resolution images on multiple imaging sensor planes. The images are preferably substantially identical, with no parallax error, except for different light levels so that the multiple images are of sufficient quality... Agent: Peacock Myers, P.C.

20100328781 - Optical element: An optical element includes a container including first and second end face walls, a side face wall, and an accommodating chamber inside the walls; first and second liquids enclosed in the chamber; a first electrode provided on a surface of the first end face wall; a second electrode provided on... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100328782 - Variable focal length lens, camera module, and electronic apparatus: A variable focal length lens includes: a lens portion including a pair of light transmissive members, at least one of which is deformable, and a light transmissive liquid medium sealed between the pair of light transmissive members; and a liquid medium container including a chamber that communicates with the lens... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100328783 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus with the same: The zoom lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens unit (positive), a second lens unit (negative), a reflective member and subsequent lens units. A distance between the second and subsequent lens units is reduced during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end. One of... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100328784 - Zoom lens system: e

20100328785 - Linear guide mechanism of lens barrel: A linear guide mechanism of a lens barrel, the lens barrel including a rotatable ring, and a linearly movable member which holds an optical element and moves linearly in an optical axis direction by rotation of the rotatable ring, the linear guide mechanism includes a plurality of partial linear guide... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100328786 - Retractable zoom lens having a variable aperture-stop mechanism: A zoom lens includes a variable aperture-stop mechanism positioned in front or behind an aperture-control lens group; a first rotation imparting member, which rotates an opening/closing ring of the variable aperture-stop mechanism by a relative movement between the variable aperture-stop mechanism and the first rotation imparting member in the optical... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100328787 - Image pickup lens, image pickup device, and mobile terminal device: z

20100328788 - Lens holder for stacked lens module and manufacturing method thereof: A lens holder of a stacked lens module and a manufacturing method thereof are revealed. A stacked lens submodule is used as a molded molding insert to be set into a mold cavity. The molding insert is aligned in the alignment fixture and the clamp of the mold by injection... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100328789 - Lens module: An exemplary lens module includes a barrel and a first lens. The barrel includes a cylindrical sidewall. The sidewall defines an accommodating space therein and has an opening defined therein. The opening communicates with the accommodating space. The first lens is received in the accommodating space of the barrel. The... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328790 - Camera device with image sensor driving apparatus: A camera device includes a housing, a lens module, a holder, an image sensor, a driving apparatus, and an elastic member. The housing includes a front housing and a back housing. The lens module is assembled on the outer surface of the front housing away from the back housing. The... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328791 - Image photographing device: The present invention relates to an image photographing device, and is invented to absorb vibration of the plate spring when the lens holder is moved, thereby stabilizing rapidly the lens holder. According to one example, the small camera provided with a damper includes a lens holder provided with lens and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100328792 - Clutching jig: A clutching jig used to disengage a lens socket and a lens component which has a base glued on a printed circuit board (PCB) and is fixed in the lens socket by a plurality of buckling pieces of the lens socket abutting on the lens component. The clutching jig defines... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100328793 - Lens module: A lens module includes a lens barrel and a lens holder. The lens barrel includes a barrel. The barrel includes an outer surface and an outer thread portion formed on the outer surface. The lens holder includes a main body. The main body defines a receiving space to receive the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100328794 - Optical apparatus and method: An apparatus and a method are provided. The apparatus including: a light expander configured to expand light, input into the light expander, in a first dimension, and configured to provide diverging light that diverges in the first dimension; and an optical device configured to redirect diverging light, received from the... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100328795 - Mirror damper: A damper is provided for a rear view mirror with motorised actuation. A damper is provided between the mirror and its frame assembly for the purpose of shock absorption or vibration reduction. Each damper comprises a bracket and a boss. A polymer contact material such as an O-ring 24 is... Agent: Michael Molins Molins & Co.

20100328796 - Switching mechanism for camera: A switching mechanism for a camera includes: a control unit; a driving device coupled with and actuated by the control unit; a first gear set coupled with the driving device; a second gear coupled with the first gear set and centrally provided with a rotary shaft having a shaft hole... Agent: Roger H. Chu

20100328797 - Display filter: A display filter includes a base substrate disposed in front of a display module, an optical film laminated on the surface of the base substrate that faces a user, and a hard coating layer formed on the surface of the base substrate that faces the display module. The hard coating... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

  
12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100321749 - Method and apparatus for bulk erasure in a holographic storage system: A method and system for bulk erasing in a holographic storage system is disclosed. The method may involve illuminating the entire volume storage region of a photorefractive crystal with a laser to achieve bulk erasure, or may involve selective erasure of a portion of a single written page. For bulk... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100321748 - Method and system for re-writing with a holographic storage medium: A method and device for re-writing data on a holographic storage device is disclosed. First and second electro-optic modulators may phase shift the reference and data beams used to store data on the photorefractive crystal. When the reference beam is shifted 180° out of phase with respect to the data... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100321750 - Method and system for providing resonant frequency change compensation in a drive signal for a mems scanner: A method for providing feed forward compensation in a drive signal for a rapid resonant frequency change due to a rapid LASER intensity change upon a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror and/or a surrounding MEMS structure in a MEMS scanner causing a mirror temperature change is provided. The method includes determining... Agent: Munck Carter/nsc

20100321752 - Method for correcting a control of an optical scanner and the optical scanner: In a method for correcting a control of an optical scanner (14) which has a beam deflecting element (31) for deflecting a beam of optical radiation and a drive unit (30, 30′) for moving the beam deflecting element (31), said drive unit deflecting a beam of optical radiation directed at... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100321751 - Mirror actuator and beam irradiation device: A mirror actuator includes a base block; a first pivot shaft fixedly attached to the base block; a first pivot portion pivotally supported on the first pivot shaft; a second pivot shaft fixedly attached to the first pivot portion and perpendicularly intersecting with the first pivot shaft; a second pivot... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100321753 - Optical communications system with selective block/add capability of an optical channel: An optical communications system has a selective block/add capability of an optical channel. An optical beam separator receives and separates an input mixed optical beam into a separated optical channel and a remainder optical beam. A block/add unit receives as an input the separated optical channel and produces as an... Agent: Benman, Brown & Williams

20100321754 - Wavelength selective switch: A wavelength selective switch includes a port array including three or more input and output ports arranged on a first plane in which first and second axes lie along the first axis, a dispersive element to disperse a light beam launched from an input port in a second plane in... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100321755 - Optical modulator, methods of manufacturing and operating the same and optical apparatus including the optical modulator: An optical modulator, methods of manufacturing and operating the same, and an optical apparatus including the optical modulator are disclosed. The optical modulator includes an electro-optical converter and an optical-electric converter, stacked perpendicular to a substrate, and a gate transistor. The gate transistor gates a signal transmitted to the electro-optical... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100321756 - Large aperture polymer electro-optic shutter device and method of manufacturing same: A large-aperture direct-view high-speed electro-optic shutter includes an electro-optic polymer material constructed to form a Pockels cell and an integrated photoconducting semiconductor switch. A chromophore-doped polymer material or chromophore copolymer, wherein the chromophore is oriented within the polymer material, exhibits a linear electro-optic effect when an electric field is applied... Agent: U S Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i

20100321757 - Vehicle rearview mirror with spotter mirror: A mirror element comprising a front element, a rear element, electrochromic material therebetween, and a spotter optic located at the rear surface of the front element. At least a portion of the spotter optic has a first radius of curvature and at least a portion of the front surface of... Agent: Price, Heneveld, Cooper, Dewitt, & Litton, LLP/gentex Corporation

20100321758 - Vehicular rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same. Area of the effective field of view of the electro-optic mirror element substantially equals to that defined by the outermost perimeter of the element.... Agent: Gentex Corporation C/o Quarles & Brady LLP

20100321759 - Directly modulated spatial light modulator: A directly modulated spatial light modulator (DM-SLM) may be formed using a semiconductor optical amplifier. The directly modulated spatial light modulator may also be formed with a vertical cavity surface emitting laser having an output side; and an anti-reflection coating located on the output side.... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100321760 - Display device: A display device comprising picture elements, which are constituted by electrowetting elements having at least one first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with each other within a space between a first support plate and a second support plate, the second fluid being electro-conductive or polar. The first fluid in... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100321761 - Electrical characterization of interferometric modulators: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for testing the electrical characteristics of reflective displays, including interferometric modulator displays. In one embodiment, a controlled voltage is applied to conductive leads in the display and the resulting current is measured. The voltage may be controlled so as to ensure that interferometric modulators... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100321762 - Display particles for image display apparatus and image display apparatus loaded with the same: (wherein M2 represents a silicon atom or a titanium atom; R2 represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, an acryloyloxy group, a methacryloyloxy group or an epoxy group, independently; R3 represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms independently; and n represents... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100321763 - Display particles for image display apparatus and image display apparatus loaded with the same: Display particles for an image display apparatus, wherein the image display apparatus comprises two substrates at least one of which is transparent, with the display particles being sealed between the substrates in a powder state, so that by generating an electric field between the substrates, the display particles are moved... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100321764 - Wavelength conversion device: A wavelength conversion device 1 includes a supporting body 8, a wavelength conversion substrate 2 of a Z-plate of a ferroelectric single crystal with a periodic domain inversion structure 5 formed therein and having a thickness “T” of 10 μm or more and 100 μm or less, a buffer layer... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100321766 - Harmonic generator: A harmonic wave oscillating system includes a solid-state laser oscillator, a converting waveguide converting a wavelength of a laser light oscillated from the solid-state laser oscillator to oscillate a harmonic wave, an incident-side end face of the laser light, an emitting-side end face of the harmonic wave, a first side... Agent: Burr & Brown

20100321765 - Intracavity frequency-converted optically-pumped semiconductor optical parametric oscillator: In a branched resonator OPS-laser arrangement, a combination of intra-cavity optical parametric generation and intra-cavity frequency conversion provides output radiation in a range between about 550 nanometers about 800 nanometers from an OPS fundamental wavelength in a range between about 900 nm and about 1100 nm.... Agent: Coherent, Inc. C/o Morrison & Forester

20100321767 - Methods and devices for generation of broadband pulsed radiation: Methods and apparatus for non-collinear optical parametric ampliffication (NOPA) are provided. Broadband phase matching is achieved with a non-collinear geometry and a divergent signal seed to provide bandwidth gain. A chirp may be introduced into the pump pulse such that the white light seed is amplified in a broad spectral... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100321768 - Optical amplifier, control circuit, and method of controlling optical amplifier: An optical amplifier includes a semiconductor optical amplifier which has a gain that changes in accordance with a wavelength of input light and which generates a noise light power having different levels in accordance with a drive current, a detector that detects an optical power branched from output light of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100321769 - Optical switch using a michelson interferometer: An optical switch using a Michelson interferometer and differential onset of optical nonlinearity. Modulation of optical signals can occur at speeds that exceed that of electronic devices.... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy

20100321770 - Hybrid ir cut-off filter for digital camera: Disclosed is a hybrid Infrared Ray (IR) cut-off filter for a digital camera, which includes an absorption filter plate for absorbing infrared rays, a reflection coating layer formed on a top or bottom side of the absorption filter plate so as to reflect infrared rays, and an anti-reflection coating layer... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP

20100321771 - Method and apparatus for focusing a microscope: A microscope includes a member supported for movement relative to a base along a path of travel, and optics on the member for imaging a region that includes a location for a specimen. The method and apparatus involve: effecting relative movement of a cam operatively coupled to one of the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100321772 - Illuminating system and an optical viewing apparatus incorporating said illuminating system: An illuminating system (21) is provided for an optical viewing apparatus (1) which can be operated in a fluorescence mode. The illuminating system includes at least one broadband light source (31) for illuminating a viewed object (3) and at least one narrowband light source (37) for exciting fluorescence in the... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20100321773 - Method and system for three-dimensional polarization-based confocal microscopy: A method and system for three-dimensional polarization-based confocal microscopy are provided in the present disclosure for analyzing the surface profile of an object. In the present disclosure, a linear-polarizing structured light formed by an optical grating is projected on the object underlying profile measurement. By means of a set of... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys

20100321774 - Method and apparatus for specimen illumination in a microscope: A microscope includes a base having thereon first optics that image a region that includes a location for a specimen. A method and apparatus involve: removably supporting on the base an illumination module that includes a source of radiation and second optics; and delivering radiation from the source to the... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20100321775 - Screen, rear projector, and image display device: A screen includes a screen main body that has a diffusion layer, a frame that is provided along the circumference of the screen main body, and to which the diffusion layer is attached through supporting members to rock, and a driving unit that is mounted on the diffusion layer and... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100321776 - Lens structure and method of producing and displaying a three dimensional image: A lens structure is disclosed and the associated method of manufacturing the same having as its primary steps the provision of a substantially transparent substrate material; forming a plurality of lenses on a first side of the substrate; and shaping the substrate to correspond to a display area of a... Agent: Jason S. Miller, Esquire Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A.

20100321777 - Method and apparatus for optimizing stereoscopic effect in a camera: A method for optimizing stereoscopic effect in a three-dimensional image is provided. The method for optimizing stereoscopic effect comprises capturing a first unpolarized beam of light representing a first image and a second unpolarized beam of light representing a second image using a lens module, converting the first and second... Agent: Raymond R. Moser Jr., Esq. MoserIPLaw Group

20100321778 - Magical image cups and containers with 3d displays: An optical illusion device such as a drinking glass/cup for providing a multi-dimensional visual display. The device includes a body with tubular sidewalls extending from an opening at a first end to an opening at a second end. A base assembly is provided at the second end. The base assembly... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100321779 - Polarizing plate protective film, polarizing plate and resistive touch panel: The present invention provides a polarizing plate protective film obtained by forming a silane coupling agent layer on one side of a cyclic olefin-based resin film; a polarizing plate wherein the protective film is laminated on one side or both sides of a polarizer through the isocyanate-based silane coupling agent... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100321780 - Method for producing optical film, optical film, and image display: An optical film including a birefringent layer, wherein the method includes steps of: forming a coating film by directly applying a material for forming a birefringent layer on the shrinkable film; shrinking the coating film in a first direction by shrinking the shrinkable film; and stretching a laminate of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100321781 - Device for expanding an exit pupil in two dimensions: A diffractive beam expander (50) comprises an input grating (10), a crossed grating (20), and an output grating (30) implemented on a planar transparent substrate (7). The crossed grating (20) comprises a plurality of diffractive features (23) arranged along the lines of a first set of parallel lines (25) and... Agent: Nokia, Inc.

20100321782 - Optical element and optical system including the same: Provided are an optical element in which a thickness of a refractive optical portion having an extraordinary partial dispersion characteristic is suitably specified to minimize flare generated by a diffraction optical portion, to thereby sufficiently correct chromatic aberrations to obtain excellent optical performance, and an optical system including the optical... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100321783 - Method of making antireflective roughened surface and lens barrel with roughened surface made by the method: A method of turning the surface of a die, which is used to make a product, into an antireflective roughened one includes the steps of: a) producing a first roughness on the surface of the die; and b) producing a second roughness, which is smaller than the first roughness, on... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100321784 - Optical elements with gradient structure: The invention relates to optical elements with gradient structure, in particular for holographic applications, wherein the gradient structure is formed by a refractive index gradient and a method for production of said optical elements with gradient structure.... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP

20100321785 - 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

20100321786 - Depth of field extension for optical tomography: An optical tomography system for viewing an object of interest includes a microcapillary tube viewing area for positioning the object of interest in an optical path including a detector. A motor is located to attach to and rotate a microcapillary tube. A device is arranged for transmitting broadband light having... Agent: George A Leone, Sr Citadel Patent Law

20100321787 - Optical film and manufacturing process thereof: There is provided an optical film for backlight units or illuminators. The optical film comprises a light-incident portion and a light exit portion. Here, the optical film is characterized in that it comprises a plurality of protrusions formed on at least one of the light-incident portion and the light exit... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20100321788 - Auto-focusing lens module: An auto-focusing lens module includes an object lens, a liquid zooming unit, and an image lens group. The object lens and the liquid zooming unit receive an object image in front and condense the image into a first-stage output light. A zoom quantity is determined by an external control on... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100321789 - Anamorphic optical system: A pair of optical prisms arranged in a complementary relationship provides for anamorphic magnification and cooperates with a refractive or diffractive cylindrical lens element, the later of which generates an aberration that at least partially compensates an aberration generated by the pair of optical prisms. The refractive or diffractive cylindrical... Agent: Raggio & Dinnin, P.C.

20100321790 - Zoom lens and camera with the same: The zoom lens is a retractable bent-type zoom lens capable of providing a high zoom ratio and a reduced thickness, and capable of retracting into a camera body with an easily-configured mechanism. The zoom lens includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100321791 - Variable magnification optical system, optical apparatus with the same, and method for manufacturing variable magnification optical system: Provided are a variable magnification optical system for making it possible to properly set a variable magnification ratio of each lens group by properly setting a variable magnification ratio of a fifth lens group, and an optical apparatus with the variable magnification optical system, and a method for manufacturing the... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100321792 - Variable power optical system, optical apparatus equipped with the variable power optical system, and method for manufacturing variable power optical system: A variable power optical system ZL is constructed of, in order from the object side, a first lens unit G1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit G2 having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit G3 having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100321793 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises: a first lens element with positive refractive power, an Abbe Number of the first lens element being V1, and it satisfying the relation: 50<V1<60; a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface;... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100321794 - Imaging lens, imaging device, portable terminal, and method for manufacturing imaging lens: An imaging lens (LN) includes at least three lens blocks (BK), and an aperture stop (ape). The lens block (BK) includes parallel flat lens substrates (LS) formed of different materials, and a lens (L). In the imaging lens (LN), the object side lens surface of a first lens (L1) included... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100321795 - Miniature three-piece optical imaging lens with short back focal length:

20100321796 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having an aspheric convex object-side surface and an aspheric concave image-side surface; a second lens element with positive refractive power having an aspheric convex... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100321797 - Magical image cups and containers with 3d displays: An optical illusion device such as a drinking glass/cup for providing a multi-dimensional visual display. The device includes a body with tubular sidewalls extending from an opening at a first end to an opening at a second end. A base assembly is provided at the second end. The base assembly... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Marsh Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100321798 - Optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises, in order from the object side to the image side: an aperture stop; a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface and a convex image-side surface; a plastic second lens element with negative refractive power having a... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20100321799 - Optical system for processing a light beam: Optical system for processing a light beam comprises first and second optical means that are convergent and divergent respectively and form an afocal optical device. The first optical means comprises a single convergent lens. According to the invention, this convergent lens provides an order 0 beam and an order 2... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100321800 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes a first lens L1 having positive curvature radii on both an object side and an image side, a second lens L2 having a concave shape on both sides, and a third lens L3 having positive curvature radii on both the object side and the image side.... Agent: Kubotera & Associates, LLC

20100321801 - Cemented optical element: The present invention provides a cemented optical element including: a first optical element having a concave surface; a second optical element having a convex surface facing the concave surface; and an adhesive layer for bonding the convex surface to the concave surface. The concave surface and the convex surface are... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100321802 - Lens unit, lens assembly, camera module, method of fabricating camera module and lens assembly, method of fabricating optic member, and apparatus of fabricating optic member: Provided are a lens unit, a lens assembly, a camera module, a method of fabricating the camera module and the lens assembly, a method of fabricating an optic member, and an apparatus of fabricating the optic member. The lens unit comprises a lens portion and a supporting portion. The lens... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100321803 - Optical element positioning apparatus, projection optical system and exposure apparatus: An optical element is moved in six-degrees-of-freedom. Three first displacement sensors are disposed on a base plate and measure respective displacement amounts of three mutually different points on the optical element in a first direction. A second displacement sensor measures a displacement amount of one point on the optical element... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100321804 - Lens driving device and electronic device: Provided is a lens driving device, including: a movable system including a lens frame to which the lens is fixed; a fixation system including a guide shaft inserted into a guide hole formed in the lens frame to allow the lens frame to advance and retract in an optical axis... Agent: Bruce L Adams Adams & Wilks

20100321805 - Lens-driving unit: Provided is a lens-driving unit reduced in size and improved in durability, A first flexible printed wiring board of the lens-driving unit has a terminal on one side connected to a first piezoelectric motor and lead in parallel to an optical axis, and the other side connected to a unit... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100321806 - Vibration wave driven apparatus and image pickup apparatus including vibration wave driven apparatus: A vibration wave driven apparatus includes a vibrator configured to generate vibration, a rotor configured to be in frictional contact with the vibrator and to rotate about an axis of rotation, and a transmitting member configured to rotate about the axis and to transmit rotation of the rotor to an... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100321807 - Device for sampling a plurality of parts of a light beam: Device for sampling a plurality of parts of a light beam, comprised of at least one optical component which comprises a plate made of a material which is transparent to the light beam, where this plate has first and second faces which are flat and parallel, and a third face... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP

20100321808 - Extreme broadband compact optical system with multiple fields of view: An optical system is described herein which has a compact, all reflective design that has multiple fields of view for imaging an object. The optical system also has identical viewing directions and can have several different configurations for adding laser range finding and designating components.... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20100321809 - Device for protection and space saving camera lens hood: A device for the protection of camera lens and the fixation of cameras, the device is a screw up bolt, its special feature lies in the screw-up-bolt being a round stub, the inner dimension of the bolt is to connect with the outer bottom of the camera with a matching... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt

  
12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100315693 - Variable transmittance optical filter and uses thereof: Variable transmittance optical filters capable of transitioning from a light state to a dark state on exposure to UV radiation and from a dark state to a light state with application of an electric voltage are provided. The optical filters comprise a switching material that comprises one or more chromophores... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100315694 - Compact display system: A display system is based on a linear array phase modulator and a phase edge discriminator optical system.... Agent: Morrison Ulman Nupat, LLC

20100315696 - Analog interferometric modulator: Methods and devices for calibrating and controlling the actuation of an analog interferometric modulator configured to have a plurality of actuation states. Devices and methods for calibrating an analog interferometric modulator to respond in linear relation to an applied voltage.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100315695 - Microelectromechanical device with restoring electrode: Light in the visible spectrum is modulated using an array of modulation elements, and control circuitry connected to the array for controlling each of the modulation elements independently, each of the modulation elements having a surface which is caused to exhibit a predetermined impedance characteristic to particular frequencies of light.... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100315697 - Optical wavelength switch: Various embodiments of an optical switch device are provided. In one embodiment, the optical switch device includes a substrate. A photonic crystal, having a dielectric material, is applied on the substrate. An optical gain layer, having an optical gain material, is disposed above the photonic crystal. The photonic crystal is... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20100315698 - Modular ring resonator: An optical resonator with an optical mode has a resonator block with and opening. At least one optical component is mounted on a holder that is positioned in the opening to locate the component in the mode of the resonator. The holder is contrained by the resonator block so that... Agent: George J. Dixon

20100315699 - Phase control and locking method for coherently combining high-gain multi-stage fiber amplifiers: Presented is a method and system for phase locking a multi-stage parallel fiber amplifier. The method comprises receiving a signal beam from a first stage, in one path of the multi-stage fiber amplifier, onto a fiber that is pumped to produce a saturated signal beam that is then output to... Agent: Thompson Hine LLP

20100315700 - Broadband neodymium-ytterbium-silica doped amplified spontaneous emission optical fiber source by spectral filtered reinjected signals: The present invention provides an amplified spontaneous emission fiber optic source having high optical power (>20 mW) and a spectral broadband emission (>70 nm) centered near a wavelength of 1060 nm. In an embodiment of the invention, the fiber source comprises a combination of Yb-doped and Nd-doped silica fibers in... Agent: San DiegoIPLaw Group LLP Attn: Trevor Coddington, Esq.

20100315701 - Optical amplifier and method for suppressing polarization dependent gain of optical amplifier: An apparatus includes a first optical amplifier that uses a rare-earth-doped optical medium, an isolator that inputs amplified light amplified by the first optical amplifier, a second optical amplifier that uses a rare-earth-doped optical medium to amplify a light output from the isolator, and a first light router that routes... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100315702 - Optical transmission apparatus and optical signal level checking method: An optical transmission node including an optical preamplifier to amplify input light and an optical postamplifier to amplify light output from the optical preamplifier, includes the optical postamplifier configured to generate amplified spontaneous emission light without signals input, the optical preamplifier configured to amplify the amplified spontaneous emission light from... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100315703 - Angle switchable crystalline colloidal array films: A radiation diffractive film is disclosed, which includes a viewing surface, with at least a portion of the viewing surface residing in a viewing plane. The film comprises an ordered periodic array of particles received in a matrix material, the array of particles having a crystalline structure, wherein the crystalline... Agent: Ppg Industries Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20100315704 - Optical component for euvl and smooting method thereof: The present invention relates to a method for smoothing the optical surface of an optical component for EUVL, comprising irradiating, with an excimer laser having a wavelength of 250 nm or less with a fluence of 0.5 to 2.0 J/cm2, the optical surface having a concave defect of an optical... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100315705 - Immersion objective lens, retention mechanism for immersion medium, and manufacturing method thereof: There is provided a retention mechanism for an immersion medium, for use in a device which observes/measures a sample by use of an immersion objective lens, includes a member which retains the immersion medium near a tip portion of the objective lens, wherein the member is configured to include at... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100315706 - Tube unit for microscopes: A tube unit for microscopes which has a tube lens, including two components with an intermediate, large air separation and an overall positive refractive power. The air separation is at least half the size of the focal length f of the tube lens. A roof edge mirror or another suitable... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.

20100315707 - Objective changer: An objective changer for a microscope is described, comprising a changing device for transferring at least a first objective held in a first objective holder from a first stand-by position along a first transfer path into an operating position where the first objective defines an optical axis and a second... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20100315708 - Total internal reflection interferometer with laterally structured illumination: A total internal reflection microscope for epi-fluorescence illumination observations includes an objective through which an object to be observed is illuminated by an excitation illumination light at an angle to an observation axis of the microscope. The angle is adjustable to be within the range suitable for a total internal... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100315709 - Forming light beams and patterns with zero intensity central points: In order to produce a beam with a zero intensity axial ray or to produce a beam that when focused will produce an image of a doughnut shaped pattern with a zero intensity central point, a beam with a uniform or Gaussian profile is directed to a plurality of transparent... Agent: Stephen C. Baer Stephen Baer

20100315710 - Optical film, polarizing plate, and image display apparatus: Provided are an optical film which has high heat resistance, high transparency, and high mechanical strength, and has a sufficient retardation compensation function with a reverse wavelength dispersion characteristics, and a polarizing plate having such an optical film and a polarizer. Further, an image display apparatus of high quality using... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100315711 - Foreign substance removing apparatus: A foreign substance removing apparatus that removes a foreign substance adhering on an optical member, comprising a piezoelectric element arranged at one end of the optical member, a transformer which generates a voltage to drive the piezoelectric element, the transformer including a primary-side wound wire and a secondary-side wound wire,... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20100315712 - Vibrating device and image equipment having the same: A vibrating device includes first and second members, each shaped almost, like a rectangle and composed of first and second parts, a connection member composed of a first circuit which inputs an electrical signal to the first part, a second circuit, which outputs an electrical signal generated in the second... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20100315713 - Zero-order diffractive filter and method for manufacturing thereof: The present invention discloses a method for manufacturing a zero-order diffractive filter comprising a high-index material having an upper surface and a lower surface. The high-index material is positioned between a first low-index matter and a second low-index matter; the lower surface is adjacent to said first low-index matter and... Agent: Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP

20100315714 - Film element: The invention concerns a film element having a replication layer (43), wherein an optically active surface structure (27) is shaped in a first surface of the replication layer. The surface structure is formed in at least a first region of the film element (35) by a first diffractive surface relief... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20100315715 - Multilayer film and manufacturing method thereof: According to a manufacturing method of a multilayer film according to one aspect of the present invention, at the step of applying a coating liquid prepared by dissolving a plurality of monomers or polymers in at least one solvent onto a substrate and subsequently drying the coating liquid, the solvent... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100315716 - Microstructure diffuser: A microstructure diffuser includes a light-entering surface, a light-emitting surface, and a plurality of microstructure portions having a first microstructure unit and a second microstructure unit. The first microstructure unit includes a first side surface, a second side surface, a top surface, a first pitch (P1), a second pitch (P2),... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100315717 - Method of manufacturing electrooptic devices: This invention discloses a low cost method to manufacture electrooptic devices at low cost and discloses materials that may be used in fabrication of electrooptic devices.... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.

20100315718 - Erecting equal-magnification lens array plate, optical scanning unit, and image reading device: An erecting equal-magnification lens array plate includes a stack of a first lens array plate and a second lens array plate, the first lens array plate being provided with a plurality of first lenses and a plurality of second lenses, and the second lens array plate being provided with a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100315719 - Exit pupil expanders with spherical and aspheric substrates: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for using exit pupil expanders (EPE) with spherical or aspheric non-flat substrates and a plurality of diffractive elements for expanding the exit pupil of a display for viewing in order to reduce image spreading. This can also enable improved image... Agent: Harrington & Smith

20100315720 - Visor heads-up display: A wearable system is shown that presents one or more heads-up displays to the wearer. A data source provides information to an image generator that is sufficient to generate one or more display images, which are still or moving, characters or graphical displays. The output image from the image generator... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP

20100315721 - Projection optical system: The projection optical system uses a plurality of wavelengths or a wavelength band within a wavelength range from a visible region to a near ultraviolet region. The double-telecentric projection optical system includes: a first lens group with a positive power; a second lens group with a negative power, including a... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100315722 - Optical zoom lens module and image capturing device using same: An optical zoom lens module includes, in this order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens group of positive refraction power, a second lens group of negative refraction power, a third lens group of positive refraction power, and a fourth lens group of positive refraction... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100315723 - Imaging lens assembly: The present invention provides an imaging lens assembly, comprising in order from an object side toward 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 having a concave object-side surface and a convex image-side surface,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100315724 - Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus, mobile terminal, and method for manufacturing image pickup lens: Disclosed is an image pickup lens (LN) including at least three lens blocks (BK) each equipped with a lens substrate (LS) being a parallel flat plate, and a lens or lenses (L) having a positive or negative power and being connected to at least one of an object-side surface and... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100315725 - Wide-angle projection optical system: A wide-angle projection optical system includes a first lens set with positive power, an aperture stop, a second lens set with positive power, a third lens set with negative power, and a negative power reflecting mirror. The first lens set provides optical characteristics to match with a light beam coming... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100315726 - Projection lens system: The present disclosure relates to a projection lens. The projection lens includes, in order from the magnified end to the minified end thereof, a first lens of negative refraction power, a second lens of positive refraction power, a third lens of negative refraction power, a fourth lens of positive refraction... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100315727 - Optical part holding member and production method thereof: The present invention relates to an optical part holding member made of ceramic and a production method thereof, and provides an optical part holding member made of ceramic such that a sintered body after processes of degreasing and sintering has small dimensional changes over dimensions of a mold, and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100315728 - Optical part holding member and production method thereof: The present invention relates to an optical part holding member made of ceramic and a production method thereof, and provides an effective permeability to prevent dew condensation. The optical part holding member is made of a silicon nitride ceramic base composite material to hold an optical part, which is produced... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100315729 - External lens device and method for mounting same: An external lens device is mounted in front of a lens of an image pickup device. The external lens device includes a fixer and an external lens. The fixer includes a fixing slot and an alignment slice. The alignment slice includes a first reference mark and a second reference mark.... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100315730 - Lens-driving unit: Provided is a lens driving device reduced in sizes. In a right side region divided by a virtual center line vertically passing the outer circumference region of both lens group holding frames, including an optical axis, a lens driving device concentratedly has a first guide pole, a second guide pole,... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20100315731 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus includes a lens barrel, an optical apparatus body, a body-side mounting unit, a lens-side mounting unit arid a position determination mechanism. A plurality of projection pins protrude from an outer circumferential surface of a cylindrical part of the body-side mounting unit. A groove is formed in an... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20100315732 - Rearview mirror assembly having a composite reflective surface: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a motor vehicle includes a housing defining an interior and including a mirror opening oriented rearward when the exterior rearview mirror assembly is secured to the motor vehicle. A backing plate is operatively connected to the housing in the interior. The backing plate is... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

20100315734 - Color filter array: A color filter array includes a die region having at least a die corner defined therein, a plurality of color filters arranged in a matrix in the die region, and at least a step-shaped corner positioned corresponding to the die corner.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100315733 - Dispersing agent for organic pigment and use thereof: This invention relates to a dispersant for an organic pigment comprising a compound represented by the below-described formula (1) or (2), and also to its use. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a dispersant or the like, which can afford a coating formulation for a color... Agent: Chapman And Cutler

  
12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100309534 - Method of digitally processing optical waves in integrated planar optical devices that operate on the principle of digital planar holography: A method of digitally processing light waves passing through a planar structure having given functions fin(x, y, ω) and fout(x, y, ω) and consisting of a light-propagating and distributing layer. This layer contains a plurality of interconnecting pattern elements of a holographic pattern and a plurality of planar optical elements... Agent: Vladimir Yankov Nano-optic Devices

20100309535 - Shutter-glass eyewear control: A method for shutter glass eyewear control provides for a command sequence having precise shutter timing and control information for opening and closing the left and right shutters of shutter glass eyewear. The infrared signal commands are offset from the corresponding shutter action to minimize interference while still allowing the... Agent: Reald Inc. - Patent Department

20100309536 - Optical deflector, optical scanner, image forming apparatus, and image projector: An optical deflector, including a fixed base; a mirror having a light reflection surface; a pair of elastic support members oscillatably supporting the mirror; and a pair of drive beams formed of a beam-shaped member on which a piezoelectric is fixed, wherein the elastic support members and the drive beams... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100309537 - Scanning optical system, optical scanning device, and image forming device: A scanning optical system is provided with a light source device (1), a deflection optical system (5) that deflects the light flux from the light source device (1) to carry our a scan in a main-scanning direction (y), and a scanning and image-forming optical system (8) that forms the light... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100309538 - Display medium and display device: A display medium includes: a pair of substrates; an electrode arranged between the pair of substrates and on one substrate of the pair of substrates; a multilayered structure including plural color-forming layers arranged between one substrate of the pair of substrates and the electrode, each of the plural color-forming layers... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100309539 - Phase-change materials and optical limiting devices utilizing phase-change materials: An optical limiting structure includes a metal layer with a single metal particle or a plurality of metal particles spaced from each other so as to form an array, where the metal particles have sizes no greater than about 1000 nanometers. A phase-change material layer is disposed adjacent at least... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20100309540 - Method and device for providing illumination to interferometric modulators: An Interferometric Modulator (IMod) is a microelectromechanical device for modulating light using interference. The colors of these devices may be determined in a spatial fashion, and their inherent color shift may be compensated for using several optical compensation mechanisms. Brightness, addressing, and driving of IMods may be accomplished in a... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100309541 - Dual display: A dual display is disclosed, including a first electrowetting display device and a second electrowetting display device, and a reflection transmission switching device therebetween, wherein the first electrowetting display device and the second electrowetting display device have a function of displaying images and can be switched to a transmissive mode.... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20100309543 - Color rotating element displays: A rotating element display includes a matrix having discrete regions of cells of different sizes occupied by rotatably disposed optically and electrically anisotropic elements (e.g., electrically anisotropic bichromal spheres). The regions of larger cells are occupied by larger rotating elements having a first combination of optical properties while the regions... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100309542 - Display apparatus and display sheet: A display apparatus includes: an electrode layer; a display layer that is provided on the electrode layer, and that includes a plurality of containers containing at least one of positively charged first particles and negatively charged second particles; a film provided on the display layer; and a movable electrode portion... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100309544 - Light control film: wherein the light control film has a primer layer on the light control layer side of at least one of the transparent electroconductive resin substrates, and the primer layer is formed by using a phosphoric ester having in the molecule thereof one or more polymerizable groups. By virtue of the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100309545 - Fiber chirped pulse amplifier with nonlinear compensation: A chirped pulse fiber amplifier with nonlinear compensation, includes elements for generating a light pulse having an initial peak-power P0 and an initial duration T, a stretcher including at least one optical diffraction network having a line density higher than 1200 lines/mm and suitable for time-stretching the pulse and of... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100309546 - Objective changer and a microscope: An objective changer for a microscope includes a changing device configured to pendulously swing each of a plurality of objectives into a respective operating position near a focal position.... Agent: Leydig, Voit And Mayer

20100309547 - Objective-optical-system positioning apparatus and examination apparatus: An objective-optical-system positioning apparatus includes a positioning unit interposed between an objective optical system having a small-diameter end section and an examination optical system for examining light collected by the objective optical system; and a substantially cylindrical support unit, one end of which is secured to an organism, and which... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20100309549 - Light source arrangement for an illumination device of a medical-optical observation: A light source arrangement (101) for an illumination device of a medical-optical observation apparatus has an illumination light source (7) and an illumination optical unit (15) for illuminating an observation object (23) with illumination light from the illumination light source (7). The light source arrangement (101) has at least one... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP

20100309548 - Method and optical assembly for analysing a sample: A method and an arrangement for analyzing a specimen, wherein the specimen is supported so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation and displaceable in all three spatial directions and is illuminated by a first illumination device. Light radiated from the specimen is imaged on a detection device.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20100309550 - Head-mountable loupe: A head-mountable loupe for observing an object includes a support configured to be attachable to the head of a user and optics mounted to the support and including an objective lens, left and right oculars and a plurality of beam folding mirrors. The loupe has an observation configuration in which... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100309551 - Optical films: An optical film structure for backlit displays having two films, both in prisms up configuration. The first film, closer to the light guide, has an array of generally symmetric 90-degree prisms facing the viewer. The second film, farther from the light guide, has an array of generally asymmetric prisms facing... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100309552 - Retardation film: Provided is a retardation film having an excellent front contrast. It is possible o measure a scattered light intensity of a film of a 90-degree incident light of a scattered light profile by a goniophotometer. Provided is retardation film characterized in that the difference between the scattered light intensity integration... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100309553 - Image pickup apparatus and endoscope: An image pickup apparatus has a heater device including a heater and a temperature sensor. The heater device is arranged outside the effective light beam range of an objective optical system, with a predetermined air gap between the heater device and an inner circumferential surface of a rigid member that... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20100309554 - Color separation microlens and color separation grating: Color separation gratings, color separation microlenses and imaging arrays are provided. A color separation grating includes a transparent grating material having a grating formed therein. The transparent grating material has a first surface configured to receive incident light and a second surface opposite the first surface. The second surface is... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100309555 - Narrow angle filter: An optical interference coating that transmits light in a narrow angular band has been achieved. This filter works in filtering light from different angles of arrival when it is operated in a tilted configuration to the incoming signal. Two such tilted filters whose normal vectors are rotated about an optical... Agent: William H. Southwell

20100309556 - Skylight collimator with multiple stages: A non-specular skylight collimator has at least two axially successive collimator segments from top to bottom, with the segments becoming successively less flared from top to bottom. A skylight diffuser assembly typically covers the open end of the bottom segment.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20100309557 - Anti-glare vehicular mirror: A mirror element for a school bus is mounted to the front to provide wide angle viewing of the ground in front of and to the side of the bus. An upper portion of the mirror element which is generally dome shaped is treated to reduce glare resulting from possible... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20100309558 - Diode laser having a beam-forming device: In a diode laser having a beam-forming device, a plurality of functions are combined in a collimating and focusing lens. In particular, the functions of an SAC lens and a focusing lens are combined in the collimating and focusing lens.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100309559 - Device for beam shaping: A beam forming device produces a linear intensity distribution on a work plane. The device contains a laser light source that can emit laser radiation, an optical device that can transfer the laser radiation in a linear intensity distribution on the work plane, and lens that are used to influence... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP

20100309560 - Method for forming variable focus liquid lenses in a tubular housing: The present invention provides a variable focus fluid lens wherein the focal length is controllable by changing the contact angle of a fluid meniscus. A liquid (20), such as water, is filled in a tubular housing (10) with an internal surface including adjacent hydrophilic (40) and hydrophobic (30) areas or... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100309561 - Scan lens for imaging device: A scan lens for an imaging device includes first, second, third, and fourth lens elements optically positioned in ascending numeric order between a scanning component and an imaging surface. The first lens element has an optical power in an in-scan direction of the imaging device and an optical power in... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100309562 - Projection zoom lens and projection-type display apparatus: A projection zoom lens projects an optical image of rays, which are irradiated from a light source onto a light valve and are modulated by a predetermined image displayed on the light valve, onto a screen. The projection zoom lens includes a plurality of lens groups that is formed as... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100309563 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system of the present invention has a plurality of lens units each composed of at least one lens element and, in order from the object side to the image side, comprises: a first lens unit having negative optical power and composed of two lens elements; a second... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100309564 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system of the present invention has a plurality of lens units each composed of at least one lens element and, in order from the object side to the image side, comprises: a first lens unit having negative optical power and composed of two lens elements; a second... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20100309565 - Laser line-generator and laser line-generator module: An object of the invention is to provide a laser line-generator that generates a straight line with the both end portions as bright as the central portion, and a laser line-generator module that integrates the laser line-generator with a laser light source. A columnar transparent medium has an entrance boundary... Agent: Law Offices Of Charles Guenzer

20100309566 - Reflective axicon systems and methods: A reflaxicon system comprising two or more reflaxicons, either, neither, or both of which can be formed of solid light transmitting material, is provided and described for use and implementation as objectives, relays, and beam expanders. Each reflaxicon features a central substantially cone shaped surface and a distal surface shaped... Agent: Steven R. Scott

20100309567 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel has a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a first support frame for supporting the first lens group, a second support frame for supporting the second lens group, a first driving unit, a shutter unit, and an aperture unit. The first lens... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100309568 - Lens drive device: A lens drive device may include a support body, a movable body having a lens, a magnetic drive mechanism having a coil mounted on the movable body and a magnet mounted on the support body for magnetically driving the movable body in a lens optical axis direction, two spring pieces... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20100309569 - Fresnel mirror and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to a simple Fresnel structure that can be produced automatically and easily, and can be used for broad application in the use of solar energy or as a reflector in the lighting industry. A Fresnel mirror according to the invention for the directed reflection of light is... Agent: Horst M Kasper

20100309570 - Optical device: An optical device has a reflecting mirror using a particle-dispersed silicon material including silicon carbide and silicon. The reflecting mirror includes a plurality of segments joined to each other by reaction sintering. Producing the segments is easy in comparison with that of a reflecting mirror of one piece. Accordingly, it... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100309572 - Periodic dimple array: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device includes a substrate, an actuation electrode over the substrate, a reflective layer over the actuation electrode, and a support layer between the actuation electrode and the reflective layer. The reflective layer includes at least one aperture through the reflective layer. The support layer includes a recess... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100309571 - Polyester resin composition, and light reflector: A polyester resin composition for light reflector base, causing only a small amount of outgas in the process of molding a light reflector base or producing a light reflector, excellent in adhesiveness with a metal film layer provided to the surface of the light reflector base, and capable of keeping... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100309573 - Optics changer: The invention relates to an optics changer for arranging an optical element in a target position in a changer chamber g of an optical device accessible from the outside via a insertion channel, comprising a base frame and the optical element that is pivotally fastened to the base frame via... Agent: Skaar Ulbrich Macari, P.A.

  
12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100302609 - Mems device having reduced deformations: A MEMS apparatus is provided for scanning an optical beam. The MEMS apparatus is formed out of a pre-fabricated multi-layer device and comprises at least one tilting micro-mirror formed in a first active layer of that pre-fabricated multi-layer device and a support structure formed in a second layer of the... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20100302610 - Multibeam scanning device: A multibeam scanning device, comprising: a plurality of first optical systems, each of the plurality of optical systems including a light source unit configured to emit a non-collimated light beam, and an optical element having a predetermined power and having an optical effect on the laser beam; a second optical... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20100302611 - Laser projection system and safety lens for audience scanning: A laser light projector includes a laser beam generated by a laser light source, a scanner associated with the laser light source and having one or more moving mirrors capable of scanning the laser beam along X-Y coordinates, a scan-fail monitor and a safety-lens. The safety-lens includes a plurality of... Agent: Carl M. Napolitano, Ph.d. Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.

20100302612 - Oscillating structure and oscillator device using the same: An oscillating structure includes a supporting member, a first oscillating member, second oscillating member, a first resilient supporting member configured to connect the supporting member and the first oscillating member and to support the first oscillating member for oscillatory motion around the supporting member as a central axis, and a... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100302613 - Optical element and imaging device: An optical element includes a first liquid; a second liquid that is immiscible with the first liquid and that has polarity or electrical conductivity; a first substrate portion; a second substrate portion; a sidewall portion; a second electrode disposed on one of the second substrate portion and the sidewall portion;... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100302614 - Mems and electrophoretic display devices integrated with organic light-emitting device: A system for displaying images is provided. The system includes a display device including a first substrate having a pixel unit array thereon. A second substrate is disposed above the first substrate. A plurality of micro-electro-mechanical system shutters is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and corresponds... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100302615 - Electrowetting display having controlled fluid motion: An electrowetting display device comprises a plurality of picture elements (2) having a first support plate (5) including a surface (68) and a second support plate. A space (10) of a picture element between the surface of the first support plate and the second support plate includes at least one... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20100302616 - Illumination devices and methods of fabrication thereof: Illumination devices and methods of making same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a display device includes a light modulating array and a light guide configured to receive light into at least one edge of the light guide. The light guide can be characterized by a first refractive index. The display... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

20100302617 - Mems micromirror and micromirror array: A micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) micromirror array has an array of micromirrors on a support structure. Each micromirror is pivotally attached to the support structure by a resilient structure. The resilient structure defines a pivot axis. There is an array of electrostatic actuators for pivotally driving the array of micromirrors about the... Agent: Davis & Bujold, P.l.l.c.

20100302618 - Micromirror array assembly with in-array pillars: The present invention provides a microstructure device comprising multiple substrates with the components of the device formed on the substrates. In order to maintain uniformity of the gap between the substrates, a plurality of pillars is provided and distributed in the gap so as to prevent decrease of the gap... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100302619 - System and method for displaying images: System and method for simultaneous display of multiple images using a single light modulator array. A preferred embodiment comprises a light source that produces a light with desired spectral characteristics, a color filter optically coupled to the light source, and an array of light modulators optically coupled to the color... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100302622 - Display particles for image display device and image display device installed with the same: Display particles for use in image display devices with display particles sealed in a powdery form in the space between two substrates, at least one of which is transparent, that display an image while the display particles are moved as electric field is generated between the substrates, characterized in that... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100302620 - Electronic ink display device and manufacturing method thereof: It is an object of the present invention to provide an electronic ink display device provided with a panel structure with excellent mechanical strength and humidity resistance. An electronic ink layer 13 is provided on a TFT substrate 10 through a lamination adhesive layer 12. The electronic ink layer 13... Agent: Liu & Liu

20100302621 - Electrophoretic display apparatus: An electrophoretic display apparatus includes a bottom substrate, an electrophoretic layer, a color filter substrate and a spacing layer. The bottom substrate has a drive circuitry layer, and the electrophoretic layer is disposed on the drive circuitry layer of the bottom substrate. The color filter substrate is disposed above the... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20100302623 - Image display apparatus: An image display apparatus including: two substrates at least one of which is transparent; and display particles that are sealed between the substrates in a powder state so that by generating an electric field between the substrates, the display particles are moved to display an image; wherein, of contact surfaces... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100302624 - Suspended particle device electronic control processes: A scalable apparatus and a network environment dynamically changes the light transparency of a single SPD device, a small number of SPD devices or thousands of such SPD devices installed in windows in automobiles, aircraft, trains, marine vehicles, residential homes, commercial buildings and skyscrapers. A scalable apparatus and a network... Agent: Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC

20100302625 - Sub-diffraction-limited imaging systems and methods: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for obtaining images of objects with higher resolution than the diffraction limit. In one aspect, a method for collecting evanescent waves scattered from an object comprises electronically configuring a reconfigurable device to operate as a grating for one... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100302626 - Mopa light source: The present invention relates to a MOPA light source capable of obtaining pulse output by wavelength-conversion of pulse light of fundamental light wave using a simple configuration, and suppressing optical output using a simple method when processing is not performed. The fundamental light wave outputted from a seed light source... Agent: Venable LLP

20100302627 - All-fiber chirped pulse amplification systems: By compensating polarization mode-dispersion as well chromatic dispersion in photonic crystal fiber pulse compressors, high pulse energies can be obtained from all-fiber chirped pulse amplification systems. By inducing third-order dispersion in fiber amplifiers via self-phase modulation, the third-order chromatic dispersion from bulk grating pulse compressors can be compensated and the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100302628 - Microscope: The present invention relates to a microscope of which visibility, controllability and operability can be improved. In the microscope, an optical path and optical path of an image forming system are set so as to be perpendicular to each other when viewed from the top. In other words, in this... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100302630 - Incident illumination device for a microscope: An incident illumination device for a microscope for providing oblique or straight incident illumination is described. The illumination device comprises a light source that includes at least two 2-dimensional, surface light-emitting segments and is imaged into an aperture plane of the incident illumination device. At least one of the at... Agent: Alexander R Schlee SchleeIPInternational P.C.

20100302631 - Microscope: The invention is based on a microscope, in particular a fluorescence analysis microscope, comprising an illumination carrier and illumination units arranged thereon for a reflected-light illumination of a sample region. In order to be able to illuminate a sample region uniformly in a simple manner by means of a compact... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100302629 - Surgical microscope having an illuminating system and control unit therefor: A surgical microscope (100) has a viewing optic (101, 104, 115) which allows a viewing person the enlarged display of an object region (116) in a viewing area (117). The viewing optic (101, 104, 115) has a continuously adjustable magnification system (104) with which a viewing optic adjusting unit (119)... Agent: Walter Ottesen

20100302632 - Microscopic system: The invention relates to a microscopic system for observing an object, comprising a lens and a work table (4), which has a work surface for placing the object to be observed thereon, wherein the work surface (50) is formed at least partially by a support plate (25) that is inserted... Agent: Matthew J. Booth & Associates, PLLC C/o Cpa Global

20100302633 - Apparatus for automatically introducing celestial object, terminal device and control system for astronomical telescope: A terminal device of an apparatus to automatically introduce a target celestial object includes an input operation section executing a command operation on the apparatus. An image display section indicates a star map image in accordance with a display scale factor. The input operation section includes a rotation command means... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100302634 - Stereoscopic image display device: This document discloses a stereoscopic image display device. In the image display device, a display device displays a first image data and a second image data in a time-dividing manner. A switchable retarder panel is configured to control light emitted from the display device and is made of electrically controlled... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100302635 - Loupe support system: A loupe support system includes a frame (12) which can be mounted at the head of a user and at which a holding device (18) is mounted, an elongated support element (30, 31, 68) which, at its central region, is supported at the holding device (18) such that it can... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100302636 - Viewer and kit for authenticating birefringent pattern, authenticity-verifying medium and method of verifying authenticity: A viewer for authenticating a birefringent pattern having at least two regions having a different birefringence from each other, wherein the viewer contains a polarizing plate and at least one optically anisotropic layer laminated on the polarizing plate, a front retardation of the at least one optically anisotropic layer is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100302637 - 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

20100302638 - Repositionable lens cover: e

20100302639 - Retroreflective articles and retroreflective elements comprising a spherical core and two concentric optical interference layers: Retroreflective elements and articles that include such elements. The retroreflective elements (100) include a solid spherical core (110) having an outer surface. A first complete concentric optical interference layer (112) overlays the outer surface of the core providing a first interface between the core and the first optical interference layer,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100302640 - Lens system, optical apparatus and manufacturing method: A lens system having, in order from an object, at least a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, and second to fourth lens groups G2 to G4, wherein the first lens group G1 includes a front portion lens group G1a, and a rear portion lens group G1b which... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100302641 - Optical diffusers, photomasks and their methods of fabrication: A large mask with random apertures may be formed by forming a smaller mask (also called a cell mask) with a random pattern of transmissive apertures which is then repeatedly replicated to create the large mask. The random pattern may be created by perturbing the aperture locations by a small... Agent: Ip Legal Services, LLC

20100302642 - Optical element and optical system including the same: Provided is an optical element having a high performance anti-reflection structure without increasing the height of the grating, including: a transparent substrate on which an anti-reflection structure having a plurality of gratings having one of a convex shape and a concave shape are arranged is formed, the plurality of gratings... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100302643 - Image-producing apparatus: An apparatus (3) for generating a three-dimensional kaleidoscopic image, comprising a screen (4) for the projection of images thereon, and a plurality of mirrors (31,32,33) surrounding the screen, wherein the screen is substantially shaped as a portion of a surface of a polyhedron or sphere with an icosahedral group symmetry... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20100302644 - Slanted optical device: An optical device (300) is disclosed. The optical device (300) comprises a planar substrate (316) formed with an input optical element (310) for receiving and redirecting light for propagation of the light within the substrate (316), and a left and a right output optical element (312, 314) for receiving light... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.

20100302645 - Eye piece and tunable chromatic dispersion compensator using the same: An eye piece (403) for use in a tunable chromatic dispersion compensator comprises a first strip (4031) made of a first metal, a second strip (4032) made of a second metal, a heater/cooler (4033), and a tunable positioning bar (4034). The second strip (4032) is attached to the first strip... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100302646 - Liquid lens device and manufacturing method therefor: A manufacturing method for a liquid lens device includes: preparing a body having a liquid chamber, a conductive first liquid stored in the liquid chamber, an insulating second liquid stored in the liquid chamber, an electrode kept in contact with the first liquid, and a liquid discharge passage for making... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20100302647 - Anamorphic lens: Provided is a low-cost and compact super-wide-angle anamorphic lens having small number of lenses and exhibiting excellent lens performance when the lens is used for an onboard camera, capturing of an unwanted portion is minimized. The super-wide-angle anamorphic lens has an angle of view of 180° or more in the... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100302648 - Zoom lens with high optical performance and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a rear group including at least two lens units and having a positive refractive power as a whole, in order from an object side to an image... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100302650 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear group including at least one lens unit, in order from an object side to an image... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100302649 - Zoom lens with high optical performance throughout entire zoom range and image pickup apparatus having the same: A zoom lens comprises, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. The fourth lens unit... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20100302651 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens including, in a sequence from an object side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, and a succeeding lens group having an overall positive refractive power, and having a high zoom magnification and a compact size.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100302652 - Imaging lens, imaging device, and portable terminal: An imaging lens good in mass-productivity, compact, low in manufacturing cost, good in aberration performance is provided by effectively correcting aberrations without greatly varying the variation of the thickness of a curing resin. An imaging device having such an imaging lens and a portable terminal are also provided. A third... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100302653 - Lens system: A lens system includes, in order from the object side, a positive refractive power first lens, a negative refractive power second lens, a positive refractive power third lens, and a negative refractive power fourth lens. The lens system satisfies the following conditions: D/L>1.18; and L/T2>14. Wherein, D is the diameter... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100302654 - Fresnel lens: To provide a Fresnel lens wherein changes in focal length due to temperature dependence of the refractive index can be compensated. By introducing a fractal structure into prisms in a peripheral region in which the prism angle is large and therefore the aspect ratio h/p of the prisms is large,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20100302655 - Lens drive motor mount: An iris rod clamp, and lens drive motor mount using the clamp, is employed for attaching equipment such as lens motors to various movie/video cameras via the different sized iris rods used by these movie/video cameras. The clamp includes jaws with clamping surfaces that have multiple, parallel concave cylindrical profiles... Agent: The Marbury Law Group, PLLC

20100302657 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel has a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a first support frame for supporting the first lens group, a second support frame for supporting the second lens group, a first driving unit, a shutter unit, and an aperture unit. The first lens... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100302656 - Method and structure for mounting an optical lens: A liquid lens is mounted in a lens opening provided in a photographic instrument by making use of a mounting member made of a material which transmits light of predetermined wavelength and includes an inner wall shaped and dimensioned to receive the periphery of the lens in spaced, opposed relationship.... Agent: Kaplan Gilman & Pergament LLP

20100302658 - Sliding member structure and manufacturing method of the same: A sliding member structure is stably operated by preventing rattling and achieves a decrease in cost. A male helicoid is provided in a fixed barrel, and a female helicoid is provided in a focus barrel. The focus barrel is made of a light-transmissive resin. The fixed barrel is made of... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100302659 - Folding outer mirror: The object of this invention is to provide a folding outer mirror, in which the cost reduction, the prevention of large sizes and heavy weights, and higher stiffness of the stopper mechanism can be obtained. The folding outer mirror includes a mirror base extending outside from a side surface of... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100302660 - Optical filter, optical filter device, analyzer, and method for manufacturing optical filter: An optical filter includes: a first substrate and a second substrate that are disposed to face each other; a first mirror and a first electrode that are disposed on the second substrate side of the first substrate; and a second mirror and a second electrode that are disposed on the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100302661 - Stay for the inside mirror of the vehicle: The present invention discloses a stay device for a vehicle comprising a mount having a ball formed protrudely on a front surface thereof and a wire passage formed therein and extended into the ball; a body coupled to the mount through the ball of the mount, the body having a... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.

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