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01/27/2011 > 49 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110019249 - Method for encoding computer-generated holograms in pixelated light modulators: The invention relates to a method for encoding computer-generated holograms in pixelated light modulators, the encoding area of which comprises a pixel matrix whose pixels are provided with a pixel form and a pixel transparency, wherein the encoding area contains a hologram made up of sub-holograms, to each of which... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20110019250 - Image displaying apparatus and optical apparatus: The image displaying apparatus includes an image production apparatus, a first light conduction section and a second light conduction section. The first light conduction section includes a first light conduction plate which propagates part of incident light thereto by total reflection in the inside thereof and emits the propagated light,... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110019251 - Optical scanner, image forming apparatus and image display apparatus: There is provided an optical scanner, and an image forming apparatus and an image display apparatus which have the optical scanner. The optical scanner includes a mirror portion having a base plate portion, and a reflective portion which is adhered to a surface of the base plate portion; and a... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20110019252 - Oscillator device, optical deflector and image forming apparatus using the same: An oscillator device includes a supporting member, an oscillation system having plural oscillators and plural torsion springs, a driving device for oscillating the oscillation system, a drive control device for controlling the driving device, an oscillation detecting device for detecting a state of oscillation of an oscillator of the oscillation... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110019253 - Scanner motor: Disclosed herein is a scanner motor. The motor includes a base plate supporting the scanner motor, with a circuit board mounted on the base plate. A rotating shaft supports the scanner motor vertically in such a way that the scanner motor is rotatable. A bearing is rotatably fitted over the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110019254 - Optical scanner: An optical scanner scans target surfaces with laser beams emitted from first and second light sources and deflected by a light deflector. The optical scanner includes a first frame on which the first and second light sources, and the light deflector are mounted. The first frame has first and second... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client No. 016689

20110019255 - Scanning objective lens, scanning probe and scanning endoscope: when f1 denotes a focal length of the first lens group, f2 denotes a focal length of the second lens group, R1a denotes a curvature radius in the first lens group nearest to the exit end face of the optical fiber, and R1b denotes a curvature radius of a lens... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110019256 - Method of manufacturing oscillator device, and optical deflector and optical instrument with oscillator device based on it: A method of manufacturing an oscillator device having an oscillator supported relative to a fixed member by a torsion spring for oscillation around a torsion axis and arranged to be driven at a resonance frequency, which method includes a first step for determining an assumed value of an inertia moment... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110019257 - Mechanical shutter and electronic device using the same: A mechanical shutter includes a base including a plate with an aperture and a protruding positioning projection. A core on the surface surrounds the aperture and includes a first end and a second end. The positioning projection is arranged between the first end and the second end, on one corner... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110019258 - Display device and a method for illuminating a light modulator array of a display device: Illuminating light (B2, B3) for a liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) micro-display (210) is provided by an illuminating unit (100). The illuminating unit (100) has a waveguiding substrate (7) and a plurality of light out-coupling features (F30). The substrate (7) has two substantially parallel surfaces (41,42). Light coupled into said... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & LiddellIPDocket Department

20110019259 - Structure and method for realizing electromagnetically-induced transparency: The present invention discloses a structure and method for realizing electromagnetically-induced transparency. In the present invention, a first split-ring resonator and a second split-ring resonator form a resonance structure. The first split-ring resonator and the second split-ring resonator are made of a conductive material. The first split-ring resonator has a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110019260 - Vehicular electrochromic interior rearview mirror assembly: A vehicular electrochromic interior rearview mirror assembly includes a mirror casing and an electrochromic mirror reflective element. At least a portion of a front substrate of the reflective element extends beyond a corresponding portion of a rear substrate of the reflective element to establish a ledge at least partially along... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20110019262 - Display device: A display device includes a display element including a plurality of first sub-pixels, a color filter element stacked on the display element, and including a plurality of second sub-pixels arranged to overlap the respective first sub-pixels, and a light source emitting white light toward the color filter element and the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20110019261 - Tunable detection system: A tunable bandwidth selector is disclosed. The tunable bandwidth selector may include a plurality of spaced apart electron sheets which selectively separate a first bandwidth from an input spectrum.... Agent: Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center Office Of Counsel

20110019263 - Electronic paper display device and manufacturing method thereof: An electronic paper display device and a manufacturing method thereof, where the electronic paper display device may include a first electrode; a dielectric layer that is disposed on the first electrode and has a plurality of cells defined by a barrier rib in a round shape; a second electrode that... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110019264 - Electrophoretic display device: In at least one embodiment of the disclosure, a display device includes a first substrate and a second substrate. A layer is located between the first substrate and the second substrate. The layer includes a first region and a second region. The first region comprises an electrophoretic display layer having... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20110019265 - Display element and method of forming porous layer in display element: The present invention can realize bright white display, a high contrast black-white display and full color display with a simple structure of element members, and provide a display element exhibiting high durability and a method of forming a porous layer in the display element. Also disclosed is a display element... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110019266 - Wavelength conversion element: where, m represents the order of phase matching, λ represents the wavelength of the incident light, nω represents the refractive index of the nitride single crystal such as AlN for the light having frequency of ω, and n2ω represents the refractive index of the nitride single crystal such as AlN... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP

20110019267 - Carrier envelope phase stabilization of an optical amplifier: A laser and amplifier combination delivers a sequence of optical pulses. Pulses from the laser are temporally stretched by a pulse stretcher before amplification and temporally compressed by a pulse compressed after amplification. The pulse stretcher includes a diffraction grating on which pulses being compressed are incident. An arrangement is... Agent: Coherent, Inc. C/o Morrison & Forester

20110019268 - Raman amplifier and raman amplifier adjustment method: A pumping unit supplies pumping light to a fiber connecting medium; a light monitoring unit detects light power of multiple-wavelength light; and a control unit controls the pumping light based on light power detected by the light monitoring unit and connecting medium information indicating optical characteristics in the connecting medium.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110019269 - Protective light filters having customized spectral profiles: Optical filters (e.g., sunglass lenses and/or window-tint films) having customized spectral profiles.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

20110019270 - Transmissive screen and diffusion plate: The transmissive screen includes, sequentially from a projection side, a Fresnel lens having a condensing function, a diffusion plate for diffusing incident light, and a front-surface protective panel disposed facing the diffusion plate across an air flow layer of a predetermined interval. The front-surface protective panel partially absorbs visible light.... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20110019271 - Microscope having a microscope body and a stand formed by a plurality of components to provide a supporting function or to enable positioning of the microscope in the room: The present invention relates to a microscope (1), preferably a dental microscope, including a microscope body (15) and a stand (2) formed by a plurality of components to provide a supporting function or to enable positioning of the microscope (1) in the room (11), the microscope body (15) and the... Agent: Hodgson Russ LLP The Guaranty Building

20110019272 - Illumination device for a microscope: The invention relates to an illuminating device for a microscope with an illumination magazine comprising a plurality of light emitting units. A mechanical illuminator changer can change the light emitting unit currently active in the operative position. A filter magazine having a plurality of filter units is present, wherein a... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20110019273 - Optical polarizer: An optical polarizer includes a supporting element and an optical polarizing film supported by the supporting element. The optical polarizing film includes a carbon nanotube film structure and a metallic layer disposed on the carbon nanotube film structure.... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110019274 - Polarization plate: An end face of a polarization plate 10 cut by laser according to the present invention becomes a substantially flat surface having only sloping micro waviness 16 because of having been melted once to be solidified. Since the surface has few stress-concentrated part that may cause microcracks, this prevents microcracks... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110019275 - Polyester film for release film for polarizing plate, and laminate having improved polarization characteristics: The present invention provides a polyester film suitable as a base film in a release film which is capable of realizing a high inspection accuracy when a polarizing plate laminated with the release film is subjected to visual inspection using a Cross-Nicol method for detecting defects such as distortion and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110019276 - Method of producing a patterned birefringent product: e

20110019277 - anti-reflective coating: Methods and devices are provided for improved anti-reflective coatings. Non-vacuum deposition of transparent conductive electrodes in a roll-to-roll manufacturing environment is disclosed. In one embodiment of the present invention, a device is provided comprising a multi-layer anti-reflective coating formed over a substantially transparent substrate; wherein the multi-layer anti-reflective coating comprises... Agent: Director Of Ip

20110019278 - Optical filter for display, process for the preparation of the same, and display and plasma display panel provided with the optical filter: An optical filter for display provided with an electrode part of a conductive metal layer comprising a transparent substrate, the conductive metal layer provided on a surface of the substrate, and a functional layer provided on a surface of the conductive layer, wherein the conductive metal layer is exposed in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110019279 - Light diffusing film and process for producing the light diffusing film: A light diffusing film having superior productivity can be obtained by using very short fibers as a substitute for conventional spherical fine particles as light diffusing material. It is possible to mass-produce very short fibers at low cost, for example, by cutting fibers. Further, it is relatively easy to obtain... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110019280 - Primer layer for multilayer optical film: Disclosed herein is an optical article including a multilayer optical film and a primer layer disposed on the multilayer optical film. The primer layer consists essentially of a sulfopolyester and a crosslinker. The multilayer optical film may be a reflective film, a polarizer film, a reflective polarizer film, a diffuse... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110019281 - Imaging optical system and imaging device using the same: An imaging optical system capable of sufficiently suppressing the occurrence of flare or ghost that degrade the image quality is provided. The imaging optical system is an imaging optical system 7 that includes an aperture stop 5, and first to fourth lenses 1 to 4 as optical members, which are... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20110019282 - Image capturing unit and lens assembly: A lens module array comprising a spacer plate comprising (i) first and second surfaces, and (ii) an array of lens barrels, each lens barrel comprising (1) a lens opening extending inward from the first surface of the spacer plate, and (2) a sensor cavity extending inward from the second surface... Agent: Ashok K. Janah

20110019283 - Tamper indicating optical security device: A tamper indicating optical security device that operates to produce one or more synthetic images is provided. Any attempt to detach (e.g., forcibly remove) this device from an underlying base material will cause one or more layers of the security device to separate or delaminate, rending the device partially or... Agent: Holland & Bonzagni, P.C.

20110019284 - Semitransparent mirror: A semitransparent mirror includes a front side having a front luminous reflectance of at least 60%; a rear side having a rear luminous reflectance of at most 25%; and a light transmittance of at least 20% with a vertical light incidence under standard illuminant C.... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (frankfurt Office)

20110019285 - Beamsplitters with offset compensation: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to beamsplitters that include optical elements to correct for beam offset. In one embodiment, a beamsplitter includes a first plate having two approximately parallel and opposing planar surfaces and a partially reflective layer coating one of the planar surfaces, and a compensator plate... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20110019286 - Optical component and method for producing the same: A concave lens as an optical component is made of glass containing 20 to 22% of B2O3, 30 to 40% of La2O3, and 19 to 25% of ZnO, expressed as wt %. The concave lens has a thickness t1 in its center portion of 0.5 mm or less, and a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20110019287 - Optical component and method for producing the same: A concave lens as an optical component is made of glass containing 20 to 22% of B2O3, 30 to 40% of La2O3, and 19 to 25% of ZnO, expressed as wt %. The concave lens has a thickness t1 in its center portion of 0.5 mm or less, and a... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20110019288 - Zoom lens: An inner-focusing zoom lens that includes multi groups of lens pieces, namely, the first lens group or the leading lens group of positive refractivity, the second lens group of negative refractivity, and the remaining trailing groups of positive refractivity, as a whole. At least one group of positive refractivity among... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20110019289 - Zoom lens and camera with zoom lens: A zoom lens of variable power ratio of the order of 3 in which the whole of the zoom lens is made up of three lens elements groups and the power configuration of each of the groups has an arrangement of negative, positive, and negative. The zoom lens includes, sequentially... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110019290 - Lens barrel and imaging device: A lens barrel includes a first support frame and a second support frame. The first support frame has a cam groove. The second support frame has an annular main body with a cam follower that extends outwardly in a radial direction. The cam follower is slidably disposed in the cam... Agent: Shinjyu Global Ip

20110019291 - Lens barrel and imaging device: The lens barrel of the present invention includes: a lens; and a light blocking member provided in the vicinity of the lens for blocking part of light traveling toward the lens, a main constituent of the light blocking member being a polymer alloy resin.... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20110019292 - Achromatic optical system for beam shaping: An achromatic refractive beam shaping optical system that transforms the intensity distribution of a light beam, preferably provides transformation of a beam which intensity distribution described by Gaussian function to a beam of uniform intensity. The system consists of at least two lens groups, one of lens groups is made... Agent: Law Offices Of Brian S Steinberger

20110019293 - Driver, lens driver and mechanical apparatus: The size of a driving apparatus to be mounted in a mobile terminal is desired to be reduced. In a driving apparatus according to the present invention, an arm member supports a member to be driven in a slidable manner. A first biasing member has a predetermined spring constant and... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20110019294 - Movable lens assembly and associated methods: A lens assembly is provided for use with a camera having a camera body. The lens assembly in accordance with one embodiment comprises a lens body portion having camera mount configured to be connected to the camera body. A lens body is connected to the camera mount, and an adapter... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.

20110019295 - Deformable mirror with distributed stiffness, tool and method for producing such a mirror: The present disclosure relates to a deformable mirror including a deformable membrane with a reflecting face and an opposite face, a stiff plate and a structure of at least one actuator at least a part of which is fixed to the stiff plate and able to locally deform the membrane,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20110019296 - Optical filter: An object of the invention is to provide an optical filter that prevents an optical thin film formed on an optical plate from being partially removed, and prevents micro-cracks occurring in an outer peripheral edge section of a principle surface of the optical plate, and that has a high yield... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20110019297 - Emergency vision apparatus with distributed stowage space: The present invention provides an emergency vision apparatus, comprising a blower; an inflatable enclosure remote from the blower, the enclosure being made of airtight material and having an expanded form when deployed and a deflated form when not in use; first and second clear members disposed at respective first and... Agent: Shlesinger, Arkwright & Garvey LLP

01/20/2011 > 60 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110013243 - Data storage assembly with diamond like carbon antireflective layer: A data storage assembly is presented. The data storage assembly comprises a bi-layered antireflective coating. An inner layer of the antireflective coating comprises diamond like carbon. An outer layer is disposed over the inner layer.... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP

20110013244 - Controllable deflection device: A visibility region produced through superimposed light bundles is tracked within a large angular range in front of a light modulator through controllable electrowetting cells having a prism function. Negative effects of buckling of the light bundle cross section are minimized by deflecting the light bundle in the prism cell.... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk

20110013245 - Image display device, head-mounted display, and light beam expanding device: Disclosed herein is an image display device including a light source and a scanner. The scanner includes (a) a first mirror on which a light beam emitted from the light source is incident, (b) a first light deflector on which the light beam output from the first mirror is incident... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110013246 - Retinal scanning display: In a retinal scanning display, a light source part generates light modulated in response to an image signal relating to an image, and an image is displayed by scanning the light radiated from the light source part. The retinal scanning display includes a diffraction element which is arranged on an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110013247 - Two-dimensional scanning projector: A two-dimensional scanning projector causing a light beam to scan in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, comprising: a first deflector which deflects the light beam in the first direction; and a scanning optical system arranged between the first deflector and a scanned surface,... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110013248 - Optical scanning apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a deflecting device for scanning and deflecting a light beam, a first optical member onto which reflected light from the deflecting device is incident, a wall disposed between the first optical member and the deflecting device, a mirror that reflects the light beam having passed... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110013249 - Micro electro-mechanical system (mems) based high definition micro-projectors: In one aspect, a system for facilitating short depth projection is shown and described. In brief overview, the system comprises a MEMS scanner that produces a ray of light in communication with an illumination source. An oscillating micromirror receives the ray of light from the illumination source and reflects the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

20110013250 - Light deflection apparatus: A light deflection apparatus, including a stator section including a radial bearing having a first dynamic pressure generating groove, a thrust bearing having a second dynamic pressure generating groove, and a stator coil; and, a rotor section including a polygon minor, a magnet facing the stator coil, and a rotating... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110013252 - Composition comprising photochromic dyes in an ionic solvent: A photochromic composition that is liquid at 20° C. and includes (a) at least one photochromic dye and (b) an ionic solvent selected from (b)(i) room-temperature ionic liquids (RTIL), (b)(ii) ionic liquid mixtures that are liquid at room temperature, and (b)(iii) room-temperature liquid mixtures of at least one ionic liquid... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP

20110013251 - Optical device and optical apparatus: An optical device includes: a base that transmits incident light; and a first conductive film formed on one surface of the base, and that includes an indentation pattern of a predetermined period formed on a base-side surface, wherein a side portion defining an edge portion irradiated with the incident light... Agent: Snr Denton US LLP

20110013253 - Integrated planar device for light guiding, concentrating, and wavelength shifting: The invention relates to an integrated film which includes a plasmonic layer including a pattern configured to support plasmon waves. The plasmonic layer is configured to receive as input light energy of an incident light including at least one photon having a first wavelength and an at least one photon... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC

20110013254 - Light weight electrochromic mirror stack: A light weight electrochromic dimmable mirror stack (300, 600) is presented that is composed only of solid-state layers (315, 615) with a total thickness of less than 50 micron and a reflector (310, 610). Normally such a kind of layered device suffers from iridescence due to interference of light waves... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110013255 - Electrowetting device: An electrowetting device includes: a substrate having a non-hydrophobic insulating layer; a surrounding wall formed on an upper surface of the insulating layer; a microchamber surrounded by an inner surface of the surrounding wall and formed over the upper surface of the insulating layer; a hydrophobic coating layer that is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110013256 - Mems device and method of manufacturing the same: A MEMS device includes a mirror substrate (200), an electrode substrate (301) arranged so as to face the mirror substrate (200), a mirror (230) serving as a movable member rotatably supported in an opening portion of the mirror substrate (200) via support members, a driving electrode (101) arranged on an... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110013257 - Electro-phoretic display film, electro-phoretic display panel, and fabricating method thereof: An electro-phoretic display film includes a conductive layer, a dielectric layer disposed on the conductive layer, a plurality of electro-phoretic display media, and a sealing material. The dielectric layer has a plurality of micro-cups arranged in an array and a trench surrounding the micro-cups. The electro-phoretic display media are exclusively... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20110013259 - Manufacturing method for charged particle migration type display panel, charged particle migration type display panel, and charged particle migration type display apparatus: There is provided a manufacturing method for a charged particle migration type display panel which has a plurality of cells partitioned between two substrates placed opposite to each other by partition walls, and charged particles enclosed in the individual cells, the method including a partition wall forming step of forming... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20110013258 - Manufacturing method of electronic paper display device and electronic paper display device manufactured therefrom: The manufacturing method of the electronic paper display device may include forming a first auxiliary first dielectric layer on a first substrate; disposing electronic balls on the first auxiliary first dielectric layer; forming a second auxiliary first dielectric layer that fixes the electronic balls by curing the first auxiliary first... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20110013260 - Method for producing light-modulating film and light-modulating film: e

20110013261 - Electrochemical display element: wherein each of R1, R2, R3 and R4 independently represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group, an aromatic hydrocarbon group or a heterocyclic group, which may have a hydrogen atom or a substituent; Z1 represents a group of atoms having 2 or 3 atoms to form a cyclic structure; and Z1 may... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20110013262 - Method and system for laser amplification using a dual crystal pockels cell: A system for laser amplification includes a dual-crystal Pockels cell which is used to control emission of laser pulses from an ultra-fast laser. The Pockels cell is constructed to enable adjustment of the rotational orientation of one crystal relative to the other crystal. The rotational orientation of one or both... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/amo

20110013263 - Medium for photon energy up-conversion: The present invention relates to a medium for photon energy up-conversion, a photon-energy up-conversion device comprising said medium and to uses of said medium. The present invention also relates to a method of photon energy up-conversion using said medium or said device.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110013264 - Quasi non-critical phase matched and contra-phase matched structures: Adhesive-free bond non-linear optical (NLO) components, devices and systems including one or more engineered quasi non-critical phase matched or contra-phase matched NLO crystal doublets. Such systems and devices advantageously increase the efficiency of NLO frequency conversion and improve beam quality. Devices are applicable to any uniaxial and biaxial NLO crystals... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20110013265 - Wide-band optical amplifier, optical pulse generator, and optical instrument: There is provided a wide-band optical amplifier (10) that is capable of amplifying a wide-band signal. The wide-band optical amplifier (10) includes a first amplifier (NOPA1) that emits, based on a to-be-amplified light beam having a predetermined range of wavelengths and a first pump beam (L2) having a first wavelength,... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20110013266 - Dynamic wavelength converter: A wavelength converter includes an optical resonator that is optically coupled to a waveguide. The refractive index of the optical resonator is dynamically changed, such as by injecting free carriers into the resonator. This effectively changes that optical path length of the light, thus converting the wavelength.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20110013267 - Fiber-adaptive distributed raman amplifier pump setup scheme: Techniques, in the form of an apparatus, logic and a method, are provided to set power levels for multiple Raman pump wavelengths in a distributed Raman amplification configuration in order to achieve a target gain and tilt or desired gain profile. A Raman pump light source is activated at each... Agent: Edell, Shapiro, & Finnan, LLC

20110013269 - Planar optical waveguide element, chromatic dispersion compensator, optical filter, optical resonator and methods for designing the element, chromatic dispersion compensator, optical filter and optical resonator: There is provided a planar optical waveguide element in which an optical waveguide core comprises an inner side core having protruding portions that form a rib structure, and an outer side core that is provided on top of the inner side core and that covers circumferential surfaces of the protruding... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110013268 - Systems and methods of achieving high brightness infrared fiber parametric amplifiers adn light sources: Fiber optic amplification in a spectrum of infrared electromagnetic radiation is achieved by creating a chalcogenide photonic crystal fiber (PCF) structure having a radially varying pitch. A chalcogenide PCF system can be tuned during fabrication of the chalcogenide PCF structure, by controlling, the size of the core, the size of... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)

20110013270 - Semiconductor optical amplifier: A semiconductor optical amplifier includes a semiconductor substrate; an active layer that includes a first region and a second region formed over the semiconductor substrate; and a reflection part that is formed along the second region and includes a first portion that reflects a first wavelength light and a second... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110013271 - Solar energy reflection plate for suppressing global warming: A solar energy reflection plate for suppressing global warming of the present invention has a reflection plate so installed on a ground surface that the reflection surface thereof is positioned horizontally to the ground surface. Further, the solar energy reflection plate for suppressing global warming of the present invention has... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.

20110013272 - Automobiles having a radiant barrier: An automobile or vehicle having a high efficiency solar control system is provided. The automobile may have a painted surface and a film mounted to its exterior side. The film may reflect solar radiation in the near and mid infrared ranges yet allow high transmission of light in the visible... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20110013273 - Spectral selective solar control film containing an air layer for windows: A building structure having a high efficiency solar control system is provided. The building structure may have a window defined by a sheet of glass and a film mounted to its exterior side. There may be a gap between the film and the glass wherein the film, film and gap,... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20110013274 - Extreme ultraviolet microscope: An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope configured to analyze a sample. The microscope includes a source of EUV radiation constructed and arranged to generate the EUV radiation with a wavelength at least in a range of about 2-6 nm, and an optical system constructed and arranged to illuminate the sample with... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20110013275 - Objective changer having reflected light illumination for light microscopes: The invention relates to an objective changer having incident-light illumination for light microscopes, comprising: at least two microscope objectives for the purpose of examining a specimen, a movable carrier, on which the microscope objectives are mounted, an immovable carrier, which is adapted for mounting on a base body of the... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20110013276 - Three dimension leaflet for advertising: The present invention relates to a three dimension leaflet for advertising wherein lens plate is movable on a surface of three dimension image so that a several three dimension images are observed, comprising an advertising face on a front surface of the leaflet and a several three dimension image faces... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20110013277 - Low profile optical mounting assembly: In an ocular support assembly material present in the forward-looking cross-section of the outwardly extending support arms is removed, thereby reducing visual obscuration and enhancing peripheral vision. In the preferred embodiment, the top of each outwardly extending support arm is at or below the middle of the height of the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20110013278 - Birefringent film, polarizing plate, image display, and aromatic polyester: In the general formula (1), A(s), B(s), C(s), and D(s) are each independently represent a group selected from a halogeno group, an alkyl group which has 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and an aryl group. Also, a and b each represent an integer of 0 to 4, and c and... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20110013279 - Lens barrier apparatus: A lens barrier apparatus which includes a barrier base; an interlocking ring configured to rotate with respect to the barrier base; a pair of driving vanes, each of which is configured to be rotatably mounted to the barrier base, and each of which is configured to be rotatably moved from... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20110013280 - Heater pad for a mirror reflective element: A heater pad for a variable reflectance mirror reflective element of a vehicular mirror assembly includes a flexible substrate, an electrically conductive heating element, and first and second electrically conducting elements. The first electrically conducting element is in electrical connection with a transparent second surface electrically conductive coating of the... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20110013281 - Triangular pyramid type cube corner retroreflection article, and its manufacturing method: The present invention relates to a triangular pyramidal cube corner retroreflective article and a producing method thereof. In the triangular pyramidal cube corner retroreflective article, a triangular pyramidal cube corner retroreflective element pair group is disposed in a closest-packed fashion on a common plane defined by three base lines, and... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20110013282 - Retroreflective film containing a polymeric face film and method of manufacture therefore: In one aspect, there is provided a retroreflective film, comprising a retroreflective sub-structure, and a transparent polymeric film, having a surface roughness profile where the Arithmetic Mean Deviation of the Roughness Profile (Ra) ranges from about 0.18 microns to about 1.30 microns and where the Mean Spacing of Local Peaks... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.

20110013283 - Optical apparatus including an image stabilizing apparatus: An image stabilizer includes: an optical system movable in a plane perpendicular to an optical axis (“orthogonal plane”) and correcting image blur; a movable member holding the optical system and movable relative to a fixed member in an orthogonal plane; a guide guiding the movable member while preventing from rotating... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.

20110013284 - Diffractive optical element containing grating surface and grating wall surface, and optical system having the same: A diffractive optical element has higher diffraction efficiency of diffracted light of a designed order in a visible wavelength range. The diffractive optical element includes a diffraction grating part provided on a lens surface of an optical system and constituted by laminating first and second diffraction gratings made of two... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110013285 - Exterior mirror element with wide angle portion: An electrochromic mirror reflective element suitable for use in an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle includes a front substrate and a rear substrate and an electrochromic medium disposed therebetween. A principal planar reflector portion has a principal mirror reflector disposed at the rear substrate and an auxiliary wide... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP

20110013286 - Image presenting method, image presenting system and apparatus and computer program product: The invention discloses an image presenting method for generating an image to meet a lenticular sheet of a particular specification. The method includes the following steps: providing a database where at least one lenticular sheet data and at least one alignment pattern data are stored; reading out a lenticular sheet... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20110013287 - Tunable liquid gradient refractive index lens device: A lens device includes a substrate having a channel and a first fluid flow path and a second fluid flow path. The first and second fluid flow paths at least partially in communication with the channel. A light emitting device is positioned adjacent to the channel. At least one first... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20110013288 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: f11 and fw are focal lengths of the spherical glass lens and the whole lens system at a wide-angle end, respectively, n11 and ν11 are a refractive index and an Abbe number, respectively, of the spherical glass lens at the d-line, and G1r1 is a radius of curvature of an... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110013289 - Driver: A driver includes: a first member that holds a lens; a second member to which the first member is fixed; and drive means for driving the second member, wherein a portion in which at least part of the drive means is accommodated is provided in the side surface of the... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20110013290 - Image pickup lens and image pickup module: To realize an image pickup lens that can be applied to an image pickup module in which a solid-state image sensing device is used, that allows a reduction in manufacturing cost, and that easily maintains its desired resolving power, etc., the second lens has a surface facing the subject, and... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20110013291 - Optical pickup lens: An optical pickup lens for focusing a light beam from a laser light source on an optical information recording medium is a single lens. The optical pickup lens has two surfaces, and a surface R2 opposite to a surface R1 closer to the laser light source has a continuous shape.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110013292 - Wafer stack, integrated optical device and method for fabricating the same: In a method for fabricating an integrated optical device by creating a wafer stack by stacking at least a top wafer carrying as functional elements a plurality of lenses on at least one further wafer including further functional elements, and separating the wafer stack into a plurality of integrated optical... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20110013293 - Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus, mobile terminal, method for manufacturing image pickup lens, and method for manufacturing image pickup apparatus: An image pickup lens includes: a first lens block with a positive power and a second lens block. The first lens block includes a first lens substrate, a lens portion 1a with a positive power, formed on an object-side surface of the first lens substrate, and a lens portion 1b... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20110013294 - Cemented optical element: A cemented optical element includes a convex lens and a concave lens. The convex lens has a first convex surface and a second convex surface that are rotationally symmetric with respect to an optical axis. The convex lens has an edge with a thickness of substantially zero. The concave lens... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20110013295 - Camera module: An exemplary camera module includes a lens holder and a lens barrel. The lens holder includes a cylindrical receiving cavity defined therein and an inner smooth surface in the cylindrical receiving cavity. The lens barrel is received in the cylindrical receiving cavity. The lens barrel includes a hollow cylinder and... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110013296 - Optical device and optical instrument: An optical device comprising; an elastic body provided between a first frame and a second frame; a position determining portion provided to sandwich, with the elastic body, the first frame, and can determine a position of the first frame towards the elastic body; a fixing portion provided to sandwich, with... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110013297 - Optical assemblies for adjusting working distance and field of view in an imaging system: Embodiments of an apparatus comprising a base including a proximal end, a distal end, and a receptacle in the distal end that is adapted to interchangeably receive a lens adapter; a set of base optics positioned in the proximal end of the base; and adjustable-focus optics positioned in the base... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20110013298 - Lens driving device: A lens driving device comprises an annular magnet carriage acting as the outer frame of the lens driving device. A magnet and a coil are disposed in the annular magnet carriage. A lens holder with a lens is disposed in the central circular hole of the annular magnet carriage. A... Agent: GlobalIPServices

20110013299 - Cellular matrix with integrated radiant and/or convection barriers particularly for use with inflatable bodies: Cellular matrices generally having a plurality of generally identical cells (open-ended geometric prisms) arranged to form a repeating geometric form, and characterized by radiant and/or convection barriers at each cell to mitigate undesired thermal transmission in a plurality of directions there through. Barriers of various embodiments include non-film sheet material,... Agent: Stephen M. Evans Sound Intellectual Property PLLC

20110013300 - Mems hierarchically-dimensioned deformable mirror: A MEMS hierarchically-dimensioned deformable minor comprising a substrate, a plurality of spacers disposed on the substrate, a plurality of piezoelectric cantilever microactuators disposed on the plurality of spacers, and a continuous deformable membrane disposed on the plurality of the cantilever assemblies, has significantly improved overall device performances owing to the... Agent: Xingtao Wu

20110013301 - On-vehicle multidirectional visual-recognition device: An on-vehicle multidirectional visual-recognition device includes a first visual-recognition mechanism including a front door window and a door mirror of a door mirror mechanism. A second visual-recognition mechanism includes a first mirror provided in a door-mirror housing of the door mirror mechanism so as to show a range from a... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20110013302 - Ink composition for a color filter, a color filter substrate manufactured using the ink composition and method of manufacturing a color filter substrate using the ink composition: An ink composition for a color filter includes about 100 parts by weight of a pigment dispersion, about 7 parts by weight to about 65 parts by weight of a thermosetting resin having hydroxyl group at a side chain of the thermosetting resin, about 0.015 part by weight to about... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

01/13/2011 > 39 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110007374 - Security element and method for producing the same: P

20110007375 - Method and apparatus for recording one-step, full-color, full-parallax, holographic stereograms: The present invention concerns methods and devices for creating and printing variable size and variable resolution holographic stereograms and holographic optical elements using computer rendered images of three-dimensional computer models or using computer processed images. The present invention is an apparatus and method for printing one-step, full-color, full-parallax holographic stereograms... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP

20110007376 - Micromechanical component and method for producing same: A micromechanical component having a base part, a swiveling part, which has an electrically conductive material, and a swiveling part insulation which electrically insulates a first and a second section of the swiveling part from each other. A first flexible, electrically conductive connecting element connects the base part to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20110007377 - Apparatus and method for reducing pixel operational voltage in mems-based optical displays: Embodiments of a display comprising pixels formed from suitably tethered deformable membrane-based MEMS subsystems are provided that include the means to dynamically alter the in-plane tension, and thus the effective spring constant, of the deformable membrane being ponderomotively propelled between active and inactive optical states, said dynamic alteration being effected... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p

20110007378 - Vehicle indication system having an optical system, having a first indication device and having a second indication device: A vehicle indication system is proposed having an optical system (1), having a first indication device (2) and having a second indication device (3), wherein the optical system is intended to indicate information, which is provided by the first indication device, in an at least partially transparent or translucent form,... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110007379 - Mems array substrate and display device using the same: A micro electromechanical system (MEMS) array substrate includes a substrate, a plurality of first signal lines, a plurality of second signal lines, a plurality of MEMS switches and a plurality of pixel electrodes. The first signal lines are disposed on the substrate in parallel with one another as well as... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20110007382 - Colored electrophoretic display: A colored electrophoretic display includes a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer, a planar electrophoretic cell, and a backplane substrate in sequence of receiving an incident light. The backplane substrate includes a first block reflective electrode, a second block reflective electrode and a third block reflective electrode, tiled in a... Agent: J C Patents

20110007380 - Flexible flat panel display: A flat panel display is provided. The flat panel display includes a display panel, a light source module and an optical film. The display panel has a light incident surface. The light source module including a light guide plate which has a light emergent surface is disposed parallel to the... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20110007381 - Multi-color electrophoretic displays: A multi-color electrophoretic medium contains first, second and third species of particles, the particles having substantially non-overlapping electrophoretic mobilities and bring of three different colors. The particles are dispersed in a fluid having a fourth color. A method for driving such a display is also described.... Agent: David J Cole E Ink Corporation

20110007383 - Method and system for generating flat or arbitrary shaped optical frequency combs: A method and system for generating an optical frequency comb that employs a dual parallel modulator that inputs an optical signal at a center frequency of a desired optical frequency comb and an RF signal at a frequency corresponding to a desired spacing of the teeth of the optical frequency... Agent: Graham Curtin, P.A.

20110007384 - Laser amplified power extraction enhancement system and method: A high extraction efficiency laser system. The novel laser system includes a laser amplifier and a laser source adapted to provide a laser beam to the amplifier such that polarization states for incident and reflected light within the amplifier are perpendicular one to another. In an illustrative embodiment, the laser... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)

20110007385 - Optical fiber for optical amplification, optical fiber amplifier, and optical fiber laser: An optical fiber for optical amplification has: a core portion doped with at least erbium and aluminum; a cladding portion formed around the core portion and having a refractive index smaller than that of the core portion; a peak value of absorption coefficient of 35 dB/m or greater at a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110007386 - Transmission microscopy using light emitted from nanoparticles: Systems and methods for performing transmission microscopy on a sample material are disclosed. The sample material is placed on a metal nanoparticle substrate. High intensity light, such as an infrared laser, is focused on the nanoparticle substrate, thereby exciting the silver nanoparticles. The excited nanoparticles emit intensely focused, spectrally broad... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20110007387 - Chromatically corrected catadioptric objective and projection exposure apparatus including the same: A catadioptric objective includes a plurality of optical elements arranged along an optical axis to image a pattern from an object field in an object surface of the objective to an image field in an image surface region of the objective at an image-side numerical aperture NA with electromagnetic radiation... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20110007388 - Vehicles having a high efficiency solar control system: An automobile or vehicle having a high efficiency solar control system is provided. The automobile may have a window defined by a sheet of glass and a film mounted to its exterior side. The film may reflect solar radiation in the near and mid infrared ranges yet allow high transmission... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker

20110007389 - Observation optical system and microscope including the observation optical system: An observation optical system includes, in order from a sample side, an infinity-corrected objective, a first lens group having a positive power, a second lens group having a positive power, and a tube lens having a positive power. An intermediate image is formed between the first lens group and the... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20110007390 - Stereoscopic display: A stereoscopic display includes: a display panel in which sub-pixels of a plurality of colors are arranged in a predetermined arrangement pattern; and a parallax barrier having a barrier pattern including transmission sections allowing light to pass therethrough and a shielding section shielding light. The arrangement pattern and the barrier... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110007391 - Display apparatus with protection plate and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed is a display apparatus with a protection plate including a display panel including a first transparent substrate, an adhesion layer arranged so as to overlap with an entire screen area of the display panel, the protection plate fixed to the display panel by the adhesion layer in a state... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

20110007392 - Light combiner: Light combiners and light splitters, and methods of using light combiners and light splitters are described. In particular, the description relates to light combiners and splitters that combine and split, respectively, light of different wavelength spectrums using polarizing beam splitters. The polarizing beam splitters include a reflective polarizer to efficiently... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110007394 - Anti-fog instrument for swimming goggles: The present invention provides an anti-fog instrument for swimming goggles including: a main body (10) that is made of a transparent synthetic resin to have a shape corresponding to a see-through window of the swimming goggles; an anti-fog layer (20) that is formed at the opposite side of the see-through... Agent: MaxonIPLLC

20110007393 - Optical device, optical equipment and method for manufacturing optical device: An optical device comprises a substrate provided with an insulation portion transmitting light, a first electrode and a second electrode transmitting light provided at said substrate sandwiching said insulation portion, and an output circuit to output voltage to said first electrode and second electrode so as to change an electric... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110007395 - Sliding cover structure and an electronic apparatus: A sliding cover structure and an electronic apparatus are disclosed. The sliding cover structure is used for covering a lens, and includes a base, a first cover, a second cover and a swing part. The first cover slides forwards and backwards on the base, and slides between an opening position... Agent: Kile Park Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus

20110007396 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens group that has a positive refractive power and remains stationary in a direction of an optical axis; a second lens group that has a negative refractive power and is movable on the optical... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20110007397 - Glare protection device for gps or similar apparatus: In a glare protection device for navigation apparatus or similar apparatus, comprising a glare protection wall structure of upside down U-shape having a horizontal upper wall and two side walls extending from the opposite ends of the horizontal upper wall downwardly and means for the selective attachment of the glare... Agent: Klaus J. Bach

20110007398 - Display filter and protective case having gradation: A display filter having a gradation, in use for a display device has a display module therein. The display filter includes a base substrate; and a light blocking section having a light blocking material formed on a periphery area of the base substrate to define an effective image-displaying area of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20110007399 - Head-up display with optical combination providing protection against solar illumination: The general field of the invention is that of head-up display systems HUD, protected from solar illumination. An HUD comprises at least one display, an optical system and at least one semi-reflecting plate called a combiner, said optical system and said combiner being arranged so that the image on the... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110007400 - Microlens transcription molding roller, manufacturing method thereof, manufacturing apparatus thereof, and microlens optical sheet: A microlens transcription molding roller used for transcription-molding a plurality of microlenses on a sheet includes a plurality of microlens molding surfaces arrayed on an outer circumference of the roller along one spiral around an axis of the roller at a constant interval.... Agent: Dla Piper LLP Us

20110007401 - Projection variable focus lens and projection display device: A projection variable focus lens includes seven lenses. The seven lenses include first to seventh lenses in order from a magnification side. The first and second lenses are provided closest to the magnification side and have a negative composite refractive power. The third lens has a positive refractive power. The... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110007402 - Projection variable focus lens and projection display device: The six lenses include a first lens provided closest to a magnification side and having a negative refractive power, and a second lens from the magnification side that has a positive refractive power. The reduction side of a lens system is telecentric. The six lenses are classified into three or... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110007403 - Zoom optical system, optical apparatus equipped therewith and method for manufacturing the zoom optical system: Composing a zoom optical system ZL, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power, a fourth lens group G4 having positive refractive power, and a... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20110007405 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. The first lens unit, the second lens unit, and the third lens unit are arranged in order from... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110007404 - Zoom lens and optical imaging device including the same: A zoom lens and an imaging optical device including the same, the zoom lens including, sequentially from an object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, and a third lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20110007406 - Thin type optical lens system for taking image: An optical lens system for taking image comprises three lens elements with refractive power, from the object side to the image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power, a second lens element with negative refractive power having at least one aspheric surface, a third lens element with negative... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia Patent Office Of Bang Shia

20110007407 - Techniques for steering an optical beam: Reflectors having concave reflecting surfaces (e.g., parabolic reflectors) and electronically controlled beam steering elements are used for rapid, low-diversion, wide-angle and precision steering of optical beams, including laser beams.... Agent: Fox Rothschild LLP Princeton Pike Corporate Center

20110007408 - Toric motor and lens barrel having the same incorporated therein: A toric motor includes a toric stator, a toric rotor configured to rotate along the stator, and a bearing configured to support the rotor so as to be rotatable relative to the stator, the bearing comprising a single-row four-point-contact angular ball bearing.... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110007409 - Lens barrel having small unit for stably guiding focus lens, and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel includes a drive ring having a hollow cylindrical shape and configured to rotate around an optical axis, and a lens holder configured to move in an optical axis direction relative to the drive ring, the lens holder including a body located inside of the drive ring and... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente

20110007410 - Polyester resin composition for injection-molding, light reflector base and light reflector: The present invention provides a polyester resin composition for injection-molding which is excellent in mold releasability, and is capable of providing light reflectors which are excellent in apparent luminance and reflectivity, and suppressed in hazing even used under high temperatures. A polyester resin composition for injection-molding comprising, (A) 100 parts... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110007411 - Apparatus for viewing oblique forward area of vehicle: An apparatus for viewing an oblique forward area of a vehicle whereby light incident from outside a passenger compartment is prevented from reflecting. The apparatus includes a sub-window pane supported by a front pillar and a sub-pillar, a mirror housing of a door mirror for displaying a rear of the... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

20110007412 - Asymmetric multiple constant radii of curvature convex mirrors: An asymmetrical mirror lens, usable on front fenders of school buses and similar vehicles, which has a plurality of mirror sections, each having a distinct constant radius of curvature to reduce image distortion. Optional sections located between sections of the constant radius of curvature have a step-wise changing radii of... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

01/06/2011 > 40 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110002019 - Holographic image display systems: The invention relates to techniques for speckle reduction in holographic optical systems, in particular holographic image display systems. We describe a holographic image display system for displaying an image holographically on a display surface, the system including: a spatial light modulator (SLM) to display a hologram; a light source to... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20110002020 - Three dimensional holographic volumetric display: The invention comprises a pattern generation unit (20), a programmable lighting means and a holographic screen (28) that together make a holographic volumetric display. The holographic screen contains a pre-recorded set of volume elements or voxels (32) in three dimensional space outside the plane of the holographic screen. The holographic... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20110002021 - True three dimensional imagery and use thereof: A method for producing true three dimension imagery includes positioning an object to be imaged and directing imaging laser beams to impinge upon the object. Splitting the imaging laser beams after the imaging laser beams have impinged upon the object is then accomplished, while redirecting the split imaging beams to... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP

20110002022 - Method of adjusting a resonance frequency of an optical scanning device: reducing an area of the substrate which protrudes from the fixed end to an outside of the supporting component, thereby to increase the resonance frequency; or alternatively, increasing the area of the substrate which protrudes from the fixed end to the outside of the supporting component, thereby to reduce the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20110002023 - Light controlling apparatus and optical system: A light controlling apparatus includes a substrate having an aperture, a light controlling section which includes at least one incident-light controlling means, having a magnet joined to a position of a center of rotation, and which rotates in a plane perpendicular to an optical axial direction, on the substrate, and... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20110002024 - Laser confocal scanning microscope and methods of improving image quality in such microscope: According to a first embodiment the invention provides for increasing the throughput and reducing the striping due to imperfections in the microlens and/or confocal aperture arrays of a Laser Confocal Scanning Microscope by increasing the number of repeat patterns in the microlens and confocal aperture arrays to more than one,... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.

20110002025 - Polarization-separation device, optical scanning apparatus, and image forming apparatus: A polarization-separation device includes: a beam splitter that includes a beam-separating surface, on which a light beam that contains a first light beam and a second light beam impinges, wherein polarization direction of the first light beam and polarization direction of the second light beam are perpendicular to each other,... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20110002026 - Polarization element: Disclosed is a polarization element which, by utilizing the fact that the plasmon resonance frequency of a metal piece varies according to the polarization direction of a light irradiated on the metal piece, is constituted by a polarizer comprising such an aggregate of metal pieces that the plasmon resonance frequency... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110002027 - Electrochromic material and electrochromic device including the same: wherein Z1 to Z3 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkylene group or a combination thereof, R1 to R3 are each independently selected from a single... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP

20110002028 - Thin-film coatings, electro-optic elements and assemblies incorporating these elements: Electro-optic elements are becoming commonplace in a number of vehicular and architectural applications. Various electro-optic element configurations provide variable transmittance and or variable reflectance for windows and mirrors. The present invention relates to various thin-film coatings, electro-optic elements and assemblies incorporating these elements.... Agent: Gentex Corporation C/o Quarles & Brady LLP

20110002029 - Optical clock: An optical clock for generating a series of optical clock pulses, comprises a laser source for generating output having a plurality of spectral components λ1, λ2, . . . λN, an amplitude-modulator arranged to cooperate with the laser source to produce a series of intermediate optical pulses each having the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110002030 - Display medium and electrophoretic display: An electrophoretic display and a display medium are provided. The electrophoretic display has a plurality of micro-cells and a display medium filled therein. The display medium includes a plurality of particles and a continuous phase solution. Each of the particles has a deformable polymer shell and a filling liquid. The... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20110002031 - Radial power amplification device with phase dispersion compensation of the amplification paths: A radial power combination system is provided. The system comprises a radial divider comprising ports in the form of rectangular waveguides on the periphery, a radial combiner superposed on the radial divider, comprising ports in the form of rectangular waveguides on the periphery, a first, input transition transmitting a first... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20110002032 - Projection optical system, exposure apparatus, and exposure method: A catadioptric projection optical system for forming a reduced image of a first surface (R) on a second surface (W) is a relatively compact projection optical system having excellent imaging performance as well corrected for various aberrations, such as chromatic aberration and curvature of field, and being capable of securing... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20110002033 - Microscope system and method for controlling it: A microscope system includes: an illumination unit; a light control direction unit specifying quantity of light output from the illumination unit; a storage unit storing voltage-related information in which a direction value specified by the light control direction unit and a voltage value to be applied to the illumination unit... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, P.C.

20110002034 - Magnified-projection optical system and digital type planetarium device: Provided is a magnified-projection optical system, which can retain a considerably long back focus although a focal length is short and which has a small chromatic aberration. The optical system comprises a projecting optical system, a relay optical system and a display element, which are sequentially arrayed from a screen... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20110002035 - Screen and projection system: A screen includes: a substrate; and a first color material layer disposed on one surface of the substrate, wherein the first color material layer includes a first color material adapted to absorb light with a part of wavelengths of an incident light, and the first color material has a peak... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20110002036 - Rear-projection screen: The present invention is directed to a rear-projection screen which encompasses 1) a flexible light-diffusive first film having a substantially smooth first surface and an opposing substantially smooth second surface, and comprising a wax-free amorphous thermoplastic matrix having a plurality of light-diffusing particles dispersed therein and which is lens-free; and... Agent: Bemis Company, Inc. Patent And Trademark Department

20110002037 - Three-dimension display: A three-dimension display suitable for a viewer wearing a pair of eyeglasses is disclosed. The eyeglasses have two circular polarized eyeglass lenses with different polarizations. The three-dimension display includes a flat display panel, a quarter-wave plate and a patterned half-wave plate. The flat display panel has a plurality of pixels... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20110002038 - Three-dimensional image formation device: A three-dimensional 3D image formation device includes a mounting box, an image source device, a plurality of transparent reflecting lenses and a top panel. Reflection principles are used for reflecting a plurality of image sources of the image source device onto the transparent reflecting lenses tilted at an angle of... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20110002039 - Polarization converting device and method for manufacturing the same: The present disclosure relates to a polarization converting device and a method for manufacturing the same, wherein the polarization converting device includes a polarization separation unit aligned with a plurality of unit blocks including an optical separator transmitting a first polarization between an upper surface and a lower surface and... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20110002040 - Imaging apparatus with light transmissive filter: An imaging apparatus includes a light receiving device array having light receiving devices two-dimensionally arranged in both a row direction and a column direction, and a light transmissive filter disposed in front of the light receiving device array, wherein the light transmissive filter includes plural types of band-shape light transmissive... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c

20110002041 - Optical element, method for producing the same, and display apparatus: An optical element having an anti-reflection function includes a base having a main surface, and a plurality of projecting or recessed structures arranged on the main surface of the base at a fine pitch equal to or less than the wavelength of visible light, wherein the main surface of the... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110002042 - Line generator: A line generator according to the present invention includes a light source, a first lens group, and a second lens group. An optical axis is set to a position of a light beam which travels orthogonal to incidence surfaces of both the first and second lens groups and the first... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20110002043 - Zoom lens, camera module and electronic apparatus: Disclosed herein is a zoom lens, including: an object side lens group disposed on the object side and including a first variable lens having a deformation surface, the object side lens group having a focal length varied by deformation of the first variable lens; an image side lens group disposed... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20110002044 - Zoom lens and image projection apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an enlargement conjugate side to a reduction conjugate side, a first lens unit of negative refractive power; a second lens unit of positive refractive power; a third lens unit of positive refractive power, the third lens unit having at least three lens elements;... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20110002046 - Optical system and optical apparatus including the same: z

20110002045 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes sequentially from an object side, a positive first lens group; a negative second lens group; a diaphragm; a positive third lens group; a positive fourth lens group; and a positive fifth lens group, wherein a first condition 0.8≦(SLM−(SLW+SLT)/2)/FW≦2.0 and a second condition F14t≦0 are satisfied. SLW... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20110002048 - Zoom lens and information device: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object side,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110002049 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising a first lens unit of positive power, a second lens unit of negative power, a third lens unit of positive power, and a fourth lens unit of positive power, wherein in zooming, the first to... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20110002047 - Zoom lens unit and information device: A zoom lens unit, including in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; and a fourth lens group having a positive... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20110002050 - Rotationally extendable structure of lens barrel: A rotationally extendable structure of a lens barrel includes a stationary ring; a rotational ring, supported by the stationary ring to move in an optical axis direction while rotating and includes a peripheral gear at the rear end thereof; and a rotational-ring drive gear. The rotational-ring drive gear includes a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110002052 - Endoscope and objective lens for the same: An objective lens for an endoscope, including a negative front lens group and a positive rear lens group arranged such that an aperture stop is positioned therebetween, wherein the front lens group has at least a front-side negative lens and a front-side positive lens arranged in this order from an... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20110002051 - Fixed focus lens and imaging system: A fixed-focus lens capable of imaging a light valve disposed at a reduced side onto a magnified side is provided. The fixed-focus lens includes a first lens group, a second lens group, and a free form reflective mirror. The first lens group is disposed in the light path between the... Agent: Mh2 Technology Law Group, LLP

20110002053 - Wafer level optical elements and applications thereof: The present invention provides wafer level optical elements that obviate a substrate wafer or a portion thereof disposed between optical structures or optical surfaces of the element.... Agent: Tessera North America, Inc.

20110002054 - Lens module: An exemplary lens module includes a lens barrel, and a first adjustable lens received in the lens barrel. The lens barrel includes a circumferential sidewall. The lens barrel also defines an accommodating cavity therein for receiving the first adjustable lens therein. The circumferential sidewall of the lens barrel defines an... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110002056 - Lens module with grooved barrel: An exemplary lens module includes a substrate, a housing, a carrier, and a barrel. The housing is hollow, and disposed on the substrate. The carrier is received in the housing. The carrier defines a through hole. The barrel is received in the housing. The barrel includes a receiving body, a... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20110002055 - Lens structure for miniature lens driving mechanism and manufacturing method thereof: A lens structure in lens driving mechanism includes a lens unit having a lens barrel consists of at least one lens and a lens brace and a barrel holder. The lens and the lens brace are connected to one another by applying a bonding agent on an outer periphery of... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20110002057 - Vibration actuator, lens barrel, camera, manufacturing method for vibration body and manufacturing method for vibration actuator: To provide a vibration actuator, a lens barrel, a camera, a manufacturing method for a vibration body and a manufacturing method for a vibration actuator, which have a high driving efficiency and can lead to easy manufacture. A vibration actuator of the present invention is provided with an elastic body... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20110002058 - Spread reflector for a lamp structure: A spread primary reflector for a UV curing lamp is disclosed. The spread reflector employs a substrate that has been faceted. The facets may be produced by means of stamping, etching, or a combination of chemical-mechanical processes. The faceting randomizes the focusing effects of the primary reflector's elliptical curvature while... Agent: Patent Docket Administrator Lowenstein Sandler PC

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