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Optical: systems and elements May archived by USPTO category 05/11

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05/26/2011 > 55 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110122467 - Light modulating device: A light modulating device comprises a spatial light modulator and a homogenizing element. A group of at least two adjacent pixels of the spatial light modulator form a macropixel: The spatial light modulator is of a type such that its pixels comprise a variable content. Each macropixel is used to... Agent:

20110122469 - High dispersion diffraction grating including multiple holographic optical elements: A multi-element diffraction grating is disclosed. The multi-element diffraction grating may be configured to diffract incident radiation with high dispersion using at least two holographic optical elements. The multi-element diffraction grating may include a first volume phase grating that is one of the holographic optical elements. The multi-element diffraction grating... Agent: Wasatch Photonics, Inc.

20110122468 - Light-enhancing device and method based on use of an optically active lasing medium in combination with digital planar holdgraphy: The light-enhancing system of the invention comprises a laser diode in which a fully reflecting mirror and/or a partially reflecting mirror of the laser diode is made in the form of digital planar holography (DPH) incorporating a mode-reorganization function that decreases divergence and improves brightness of the output beam of... Agent: Nano-optic Devices, LLC

20110122470 - Optical flip-flop: An optical flip-flop comprises first (102) and second (104) flip-flop elements arranged to respectively provide first (output 1) and second (output 3) optical outputs. Each output is in one of a plurality of states, wherein switching the output from a relatively high power state to a relatively low power state... Agent:

20110122471 - Piezoelectric actuator, optical reflection element using the same and piezoelectric driver: A first oscillating portion is provided with a first piezoelectric element having a first drive electrode. A second oscillating portion has a central axis different from that of the first oscillating portion and is provided with a second piezoelectric element having a second drive electrode. The first drive electrode and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110122472 - Optical scanning apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a first optical member for receiving a plurality of light beams with an interval and for causing a first group of beams to emerge with a narrower interval, the first optical member being rotatable to adjust the interval of the beams emergent therefrom; a second... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110122473 - Microprocessor based automatically dimmable eye protection device with interruption prevention: An auto darkening eye protection device comprising a shutter assembly and a control circuit in electrical communication with the shutter assembly. The shutter assembly is adjustable between a clear state and a dark state. The control circuit comprises a microcontroller programmed to store a plurality of memory presets including at... Agent:

20110122474 - Display apparatus and methods for manufacture thereof: Display devices incorporating light modulators are disclosed along with methods of manufacturing such devices. According to some aspects of the invention, a control matrix for controlling light modulators of a display includes a light absorbing layer that includes a material having a substantially light absorbing property.... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20110122475 - Photochromic dichroic naphtho-pyrans and optical articles containing them: A naphthopyran compound represented by the formulae (I) to (II) wherein:—mi, Hi2, p, q are each an integer comprised from O to 4 or 5 inclusive;—Ri, R2 and R4, represent a group selected from halogen, H, —Ra, aryl, —OH, —ORa, —SH, —SRa, —NH2, —NR8RaI, —NRbRc, —NRaI-CORa, —NRaiCO(aryl), —NRai aryl, —N-aryfe,... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)

20110122476 - Electrochromic optical lens: The invention relates to an electrochromic optical lens and a method for the preparation thereof. The lens includes an electrode and a counter-electrode bearing an electrochromic material separated by a solid polymer electrolyte. The method consists of preparing the electrode and the counter-electrode and the assembly thereof by the surfaces... Agent:

20110122477 - Methods and systems for modulating and demodulating millimeter-wave signals: A system comprises an optical processor comprising a sideband generator, an optical filter, and a phase-shift-keying (PSK) modulator, wherein: the sideband generator generates optical frequency sidebands about a carrier frequency of an optical signal; the optical filter discriminates between the optical frequency sidebands and the optical carrier frequency such that... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute

20110122478 - Panel including thermochromic layer and electric conductive layer: A panel including a substrate coated with a thermochromic layer, and a plurality of electric conductive layers formed of an electric conductive material. Here, the infrared ray transmittance of the panel is randomly or desirably adjusted as an electric conductive layer generates heat, and the color tone of the panel... Agent:

20110122479 - Integrated modulator illumination: A spatial light modulator includes an array of elements to modulate light in accordance with image data. The modulator has a display panel having first and second surfaces arranged adjacent to the array of elements such that the second surface is directly adjacent the array of elements to allow a... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110122480 - Method of fabricating electrophoretic ink, electrophoretic ink formed using the method, and electrophoretic display having the same: Provided are a method of fabricating an electrophoretic ink, the electrophoretic ink formed using the method, and an electrophoretic display having the same. The method of fabricating the electrophoretic ink includes dispersing a pigment particle into a dielectric fluid for the electrophoretic ink and adding at least monomer and initiator... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunicatons Research Institute

20110122481 - Integrated device and manufacturing method: An integrated device includes an optical element and an electrical element that are implemented on a substrate. The optical element and the electrical element are bonded by surface-activated bonding technology to a bonding portion that is formed on the substrate and made of metal material.... Agent: Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.

20110122482 - Spectrally beam combined laser system and method at eye-safer wavelengths: Fiber-laser light is Raman shifted to eye-safer wavelengths prior to spectral beam combination, enabling a high-power, eye-safer wavelength directed-energy (DE) system. The output of Ytterbium fiber lasers is not used directly for spectral beam combining. Rather, the power from the Yb fiber lasers is Raman-shifted to longer wavelengths, and these... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20110122483 - Axial walk off multi-pass amplifiers: The various laser architectures described herein provide increased gain of optical energy as well as compensation of optical phase distortions in a thin disk gain medium. An optical amplifier presented herein provides for scalable high energy extraction and gains based on a number of passes of the signal beam through... Agent:

20110122484 - Static phase mask for high-order spectral phase control in a hybrid chirped pulse amplifier system: A chirped pulse amplification (CPA) system comprises an optical pulse stretcher and an optical pulse compressor that are mismatched in that the optical pulse compressor includes a bulk optical grating while the optical pulse stretcher does not. High order dispersion compensation is provided by an optical phase mask disposed within... Agent:

20110122485 - Electrically pumped lateral emission electroluminescent device integrated in a passive waveguide to generate light or amplify a light signal and fabrication process: An electrically pumped lateral emission electroluminescent device may include a slotted waveguide including a top silicon layer having a thickness between 150 nm and 300 nm and a refraction index associated therewith, and a bottom silicon layer having a thickness between 150 nm and 300 nm and a refraction index... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20110122486 - Plasma-deposited electrically insulating, diffusion-resistant and elastic layer system: A multilayer system on a substrate, the multilayer system being applied to the substrate by plasma deposition, characterized in that the multilayer system is configured such that it has substantial diffusion resistance to ions in an aqueous solution, wherein the current produced by the diffusion of the ions with the... Agent: Technische Universit&#xc4 T Kaiserslautern

20110122487 - Method and apparatus for detecting microscopic objects: Apparatus including a broadband illumination source and a confocal optical system. The confocal optical system is configured and arranged to receive a portion of light projected onto an object by the broadband illumination source. The apparatus can include an illumination source, a confocal optical system, and at least one detector... Agent: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.

20110122489 - Microscope apparatus: An arbitrary entire region of a specimen, or a plurality of individual regions, is simultaneously stimulated without a time lag, or a strong stimulus is applied to an arbitrary region of a specimen. The invention provides a microscope apparatus including a first stimulation optical system having a galvanometer mirror that... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110122488 - Multiple-photon excitation light sheet illumination microscope: An apparatus for and method of performing multi-photon light sheet microscopy (MP-LISH), combining multi-photon excited fluorescence with the orthogonal. illumination of light sheet microscopy are provided. With live imaging of whole Drosophila and zebrafish embryos, the high performance of MP-LISH compared to current state-of-the-art imaging techniques in maintaining good signal... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20110122490 - Surgical microscope: A slit 9 having a predetermined length is formed in a mirror 8 and an illumination light L of illumination part 10 irradiates an observation area E in a manner of zero-angle illumination to an optical axis K. The illumination part is movable to form an oblique path of the... Agent: Mitaka Kohki Co., Ltd.

20110122491 - Illumination arrangement for tirf microscopy: A TIRF illumination having a high axial resolution at low complexity. A TIRF illumination device is designed as a module and comprises an optical fiber and a collimating optic, wherein the collimating optic is mounted in front of a light discharge opening of the optical fiber, such that it collimates... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microimaging Gmbh

20110122492 - Custom filtration slide and filtration apparatus and method: An filter, apparatus and method for preparing microscope slides is presented. After filtration of the specimen is performed, the filter containing the filtrand is configured to be microscopically examined. The filter may either be affixed to a microscope slide or, in an embodiment, the filter may be incorporated into a... Agent: Ikonisys, Inc.

20110122493 - Transmission screen for interactive board: There is provided a screen that, as a screen suitable for an interactive board, can output video image light incident obliquely from the back surface side to a viewer side to display a reflection-free image and, at the same time, can realize easy handwriting on the screen surface on the... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20110122494 - Retroreflective articles and devices having viscoelastic lightguide: Disclosed herein is an optical device having a light source, a viscoelastic lightguide and a retroreflective film suitable for retroreflecting light. Light from the light source enters the viscoelastic lightguide and is transported within the lightguide by total internal reflection. The optical device may have a “front lit” configuration such... Agent:

20110122495 - Imaging lens unit and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens that focuses light from a subject on an imaging surface, a lens holder that holds the imaging lens, a holder that holds the lens holder so as to be capable of moving along the optical axis of the imaging lens and capable of rotating in a tilting... Agent: Samsung Yokohama Research Institute Co., Ltd.

20110122496 - Substrate used in a method and apparatus for angular-resolved spectroscopic lithography characterization: A substrate includes an overlay target. The overlay target can include two superposed layers. Each of the two superposed layers includes two gratings with a different pitch from each other.... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.

20110122497 - Mgf2 optical thin film including amorphous silicon oxide binder, optical element provided with the same, and method for producing mgf2 optical thin film: An MgF2 optical thin film is formed on an optical surface of a base material. The MgF2 optical thin film includes MgF2 particles and an amorphous silicon oxide-based binder which exists on the surfaces of the MgF2 particles and between the MgF2 particles. Owing to this amorphous silicon oxide-based binder,... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110122498 - Annular solid immersion lenses and methods of making them: A sub-millimeter solid immersion lens (SIL), comprises a body of a high-index material transparent to electromagnetic radiation in a frequency band to be observed, the body having a flat bottom surface which receives an object to be observed, and the body further having a first upper surface whose limits approximate... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20110122499 - Optically variable devices: A security device comprises a substrate having an array of microlenses on one side and one or more corresponding arrays of microimages on the other side. The microimages are located at a distance from the microlenses substantially equal to the focal length of the microlenses. The substrate is sufficiently transparent... Agent: De La Rue International Limited

20110122500 - Head-mounted display: A head-mounted display includes: a double-sided display device displayed a image on a first side and a second side opposed the first side; a first optical system that forms the image displayed on the first side of the double-sided display device on one eye of a wearer; and a second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110122501 - Refractive boundary elements, devices, and materials: An optical device includes an interface between two or more media. The refractive indices, orientations of media, and alignment relative to a propagating wave define a refractive boundary at which reflections may be reduced or eliminated, and at which, for certain incident angles, rays may be refracted on the same... Agent: Searete LLC

20110122502 - Eyepiece optical system and electronic view finder incorporating the same: Alternatively, the eyepiece optical system is characterized by comprising a first lens group having a curved refractive surface, and a rear lens group having positive refracting power, wherein while the first lens group remains fixed, the rear lens group moves along an optical axis with satisfaction of given conditions, thereby... Agent:

20110122503 - Projecting device and lens adjusting module thereof: The invention discloses a lens adjusting module for adjusting the position of a lens module. The lens adjusting module includes an input rod and an output rod, wherein the input rod is configured along a first direction and has an inclined surface. The output rod is configured along a second... Agent: Qisda Corporation

20110122504 - Variable focus microlens: A microlens chip comprises a variable focus fluidic microlens and actuator. The actuator varies the pressure in a fluidic channel in the microlens chip which is coupled to an aperture opening containing the microlens. Applying an electric field to the actuator creates changes in fluid pressure in the fluidic channel,... Agent: Agency For Science, Technology And Research

20110122505 - Lens system and image capturing device having the same: A lens system and an image capturing device having the same include 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, a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110122506 - Variable magnification optical system, optical apparatus provided with same and method for variable magnification using variable magnification optical system: A variable magnification optical system ZL to be mounted on an electronic still camera 1 or the like is configured to have, 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... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110122507 - Optical system of zoom lens with image stabilization: An optical system of a zoom lens is provided. The optical system of the zoom lens includes thirteen lenses which are divided into four lens groups, wherein: the zoom lens comprises in a following order from a subject: a first lens group which has a positive refractive index; a second... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110122508 - Zoom optical system, optical apparatus equipped with zoom optical system and method for manufacturing zoom optical system: A zoom optical system including, in order from an object side: a first group having positive power; a second group having negative power; a third group having positive power; and a fourth group having positive power, at least a portion of lenses within said third group composing a movable group... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110122509 - Lens barrel that realizes miniaturization, and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel that causes base portions of cam followers in a first optical member and a second optical member to follow a single straight-ahead movement guide groove along an optical axis even when circumferential phases of the cam followers are staggered, so that the optical members can move straight... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110122510 - Imaging optical system: The imaging optical system of the invention is built up of, in order from its object side, the first lens group G1 having positive refracting power, the stop S, the second lens group G2 having positive refracting power, and the third lens group G3 having negative refracting power. The first... Agent:

20110122511 - Lens unit: Among three lenses housed in a lens barrel, a first lens and a second lens are adjacent to each other. A position regulating section is a part where a first protrusion of the first lens is formed. A shielding member is provided at a position interposed between the first lens... Agent:

20110122512 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: o

20110122513 - Compound lens and optical system including the same: A compound lens comprises three or more optical elements, including first, second, and third optical components, that are cemented together. The material of the second optical element is an organic composite material. The first optical element is cemented to one surface of the second optical element. The third optical element... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110122514 - Lens fixing device and optical pickup device: A lens fixing device includes a lens holder having a lens (lens area) made of a resin, and a mounting portion. The lens holder has two projections. Each of the two projections is formed with a guide surface and a mounted surface. A line of intersection of an extension of... Agent: Sanyo Optec Design Co., Ltd.

20110122515 - Lens module with adhesively mounted filter: A lens module includes a barrel and a parallelogram-shaped filter. The barrel defines a through hole bounded by an inner circumferential surface thereof. The barrel includes an end surface substantially perpendicular to the inner circumferential surface. The barrel further defines four positioning cutouts extending from the end surface to the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110122516 - Lens transferring device: Provided is a lens transferring device including a lens mounting member to which at least one lens is installed; a guiding member that guides movement of the lens mounting member; a driver that moves the lens mounting member and includes a lead screw; an operation member installation unit that is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110122517 - Camera module and lens driving device: There is provided a camera module. The camera module includes: a lens barrel including at least one lens; a housing receiving the lens barrel and having an opening in one surface thereof; an actuator driving the lens barrel through the opening; and a preload control part receiving the actuator therein... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110122519 - Lens barrel and image capturing apparatus: Provided is a lens barrel comprising a lens holding member that holds a lens; a guide bar that has a magnetic pattern in which a pair of magnetic poles repeat in a longitudinal direction and that has the longitudinal direction thereof oriented in a direction of an optical axis of... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110122518 - Lens barrel and optical device including the same: A lens barrel includes a first frame configured to hold a first optical element, be movable in an optical-axis direction, and hold a position of the optical element in the optical-axis direction in a nonenergized state; a second frame configured to hold a second optical element, be movable in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110122520 - Vehicle mirror adjustment method and system: The present invention relates to a method and system of automatically adjusting a mirror (14, 16, 18) in a vehicle (10) to provide a driver (1) with an optimized rear view. A camera (24, 26, 28) is provided that is directed at the adjustable mirror (14, 16, 18). A camera... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20110122521 - Rear view mirror assembly with electrical sub assembly: The invention is related to a rear view mirror assembly that includes at least one electrical device as a light source with adapted connectors to be assembled in an easy way. The invention is related to an electrical device as a lighting mean in a rear view mirror that has... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

05/19/2011 > 38 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110116144 - Delayed optical logic gates: A system, method, and apparatus for delayed optical logic gates based on slow light and enhanced nondegenerate four-wave mixing processes, where a single or multiple delayed optical routers are utilized for dark resonance interactions in which two-color lasers interact with a three-level nonlinear optical medium comprised of two ground states... Agent:

20110116145 - Method of manufacturing oscillator device, and optical deflector and optical instrument with oscillator device: A method of manufacturing an oscillator device having first and second oscillators being driven at first and second driving resonance frequencies gf1 and gf2, the method including a first step for processing the two oscillators, wherein, when the two oscillators are going to be processed as oscillators having first and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110116146 - Scanner motor: A scanner motor is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the scanner motor includes a shaft, a housing having an insertion-hole formed in a center thereof, in which the shaft is inserted into the insertion-hole, a polygonal mirror, which is mounted on an upper side of... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110116147 - Surface emitting laser device, surface emitting laser array, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: A disclosed surface emitting laser device includes an oscillator structure including an active layer, semiconductor multilayer reflection mirrors sandwiching the oscillator structure, an electrode provided on an emitting surface where light is emitted in a manner such that the electrode surrounds an emitting region, and a dielectric film formed in... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110116148 - Scanning optical apparatus: A scanning optical apparatus includes a light source, a deflecting element for deflecting a beam of light emitted from the light source, an optical device for causing the beam of light emitted from the light source to be imaged into a linear shape long in the main scanning direction on... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110116149 - Blade speed adjustable mechanism and focal plane shutter having the same: A blade speed adjustable mechanism includes: a board having an opening; a shutter blade opening or closing the opening; a drive lever supported by the board and bringing the shutter blade into an overlapped operation or an expanded operation; a biasing member engaging the drive lever and biasing the shutter... Agent: Seiko Precision Inc.

20110116150 - Magnetic shutter blade position sensing method: The instant invention senses shutter blade position indirectly by sensing the position of rotor(s) driving the shutter blade in an electromagnetically driven actuator system. It generally comprehends systems where a plurality of rotors each drive respective blades of a shutter such that the position of each of the rotors is... Agent: Cvi Melles Griot, Inc.

20110116151 - Multilayer structure having a photochromic host matrix and manufacturing method: A photochromic structure includes a plastic support of optical grade with good light transparency, having at least one face with an adhesive layer impregnated with a solution of a solvent with photochromes, having a flexible host matrix for the photochromes, which is mounted by adhesion onto another support. A structure... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique),

20110116152 - Printed optical members: The device includes optical elements such as microlenses or optical fibers that are printed with liquid ink, by known scanning printing techniques such as for example flexography. Each optical element (11, 12, 13, 14) has a transparent core (111, 121, 131, 141) printed by a first ink layer, that is... Agent:

20110116153 - Display device: Display device is based on layer break up or layer displacement having at least two different states, in which one of the fluids, e.g., oil in a first state, adjoins at least a first support plate and, in the second state, the other fluid at least partly adjoins the first... Agent: Liquavista B.v.

20110116154 - Electrically-tunable optical devices: A device comprising: two mutually immiscible conductive liquids arranged to form an interface therebetween; a plurality of nanoparticles localised at the said interface, the said nanoparticles each having a first region formed of a semiconductor having a first bandgap, the first region being surrounded by a second region having a... Agent:

20110116155 - Window having a light transmittance-adjusting layer: A window includes a plurality of transparent substrates spaced apart from each other in a thickness direction; a light transmittance-adjusting layer on a surface of at least one transparent substrate of the plurality of transparent substrates and having a thermochromic or thermotropic characteristic; and an air circulator configured to circulate... Agent:

20110116156 - Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same: A system and method for an optical component that masks non-active portions of a display and provides an electrical path for one or more display circuits. In one embodiment an optical device includes a substrate, a plurality of optical elements on the substrate, each optical element having an optical characteristic... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110116157 - Electrophoresis display panel: An electrophoresis display panel including an active device array substrate and an electrophoresis display film is provided. The active device array substrate includes a plurality of active devices and a shielding pattern. The electrophoresis display film is disposed on the active device array substrate. The electrophoresis display film includes a... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20110116158 - Control of relaxation oscillations in intracavity optical parametric oscillators: An intra-cavity optical parametric oscillator. The oscillator includes means for providing a non-linear loss for suppressing relaxation oscillations.... Agent: The University Court Of The University Of St. Andrews

20110116159 - Article comprising a wideband optical amplifier with a wide dynamic range: A multi-channel optical amplifier arrangement operating over a particular bandwidth is provided. The amplifier arrangement includes at least one optical amplifier stage that includes a rare-earth doped optical waveguide, at least one pump source for supplying optical pump energy to the doped optical waveguide, and at least one coupler for... Agent: Unopsys L.L.C.

20110116160 - Rare-earth-doped optical fiber having small numerical aperture: The present invention embraces an amplifying optical fiber having a central core adapted to convey and amplify an optical signal and a cladding that surrounds the central core to confine the optical signal conveyed in the central core. The central core is formed of a core matrix in which nanoparticles... Agent: Draka Comteq B.v.

20110116161 - Optical amplifier, control circuit, and optical amplifier control method: An optical amplifier includes a semiconductor optical amplifier, a power monitor configured to monitor an optical power of out-of-signal-band noise output from the semiconductor optical amplifier, and a corrector configured to correct a relationship between a driving current for the semiconductor optical amplifier and a noise optical power based on... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110116162 - Optical low-pass filter: On the light-entering surface side of a base material 10, a coating layer 11 in which a high-refractive layer and a low-refractive layer are sequentially disposed alternately on one on the other is provided for blocking infrared radiation. One of the high-refractive layers is configured by an ITO film 11a... Agent:

20110116164 - Microscope and microscope lens barrel: A microscope includes a fixed section, a moving section that is movable with respect to the fixed section, and a bellows type expandable light shielding section provided between the fixed section and the moving section, wherein bending sections of the light shielding member are thicker than wall sections of the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110116163 - System for the structured illumination of a sample: The invention relates to a structured illumination system (8) for the three-dimensional microscopy of a sample (14), that comprises: beam generation means (9, 10) adapted for generating coherent light beams (IN, I−N, I0); a lens (12) having a rear focal plane (PFA), and arranged so that the sample (14) can... Agent:

20110116165 - Microscope device: Reacquisition of an image is avoided, thus improving working efficiency. Provided is a microscope device including a plurality of confocal observation units or image capturing units that are capable of acquiring images of the same sample S, a region specifying unit that specifies, on a reference image acquired by a... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110116166 - Stereoscopic image display apparatus and method of driving the same: An embodiment of the present invention provides a stereoscopic image displaying apparatus comprising a displaying panel that receives image data displaying an image and black data displaying no image for each frame section, and a polarization control panel that is located over the displaying panel and changes a polarization state.... Agent:

20110116167 - Diffusely-reflecting polarizer having substantially amorphous nano-composite major phase: The present invention provides a diffusely reflecting polarizer comprising a layer containing: a first polymer being a substantially amorphous nano-composite material and being a major phase having a birefringence of less than about 0.02, and a second polymer being a dispersed minor phase within the first polymer major phase, the... Agent: Skc Haas Display Films Co., Ltd.

20110116168 - Nanoengineered devices based on electro-optical modulation of the electrical and optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles: This invention provides application of noble metal nanoparticles for devices with controlled light transmission, absorption and detection. Particularly described is the use of noble metal nanoparticles in photoconductive detectors, optical filters, optical switches, pixel arrays, and electrochromic windows for controlling the transmission and absorption of incident and transmitted light. In... Agent:

20110116169 - Dichroic filter laser beam combining: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a dichroic optic having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side, wherein the second side has an optical filter, wherein each of a light beam having a first wavelength, a second wavelength and a third wavelength enter,... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20110116170 - Gradient index lenses and methods with zero spherical aberration: Gradient index lenses with no aberrations and related methods for making such lenses are described. In one aspect, a gradient index lens can be a substantially spherically-shaped lens that has at least one side that is flattened such that a locus of focal points resides on a plane. A method... Agent:

20110116171 - Electroactive polymer actuator and method of manufacturing the same: A multilayer electroactive polymer actuator and a method of manufacturing the same. The multilayer electroactive polymer actuator is divided into an actuating area and a non-actuating area. A plurality of driving electrodes, each formed on a side of the respective polymer layer to correspond to the actuating area. A plurality... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110116172 - Optical system, optical apparatus and method for manufacturing optical system: An optical system includes, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power; and a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power; upon zooming from a wide-angle end state W to a telephoto end state T, a distance between the first lens group... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110116173 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus having same: A zoom lens system includes, in order from the object side to the image side, first, second, third, fourth lens units respectively having positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive powers. The lens units move from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end such that intervals between adjacent lens units vary... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110116174 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus having same, and method of manufacturing zoom lens: The zoom lens is configured having, in order from an object, 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, and a fourth lens group (G4) having positive refractive power. The distance... Agent:

20110116175 - Zoom lens assembly: A zoom lens assembly includes a first barrel including a first lens group; a second barrel including a second lens group that is aligned with respect to an optical axis of the first lens group, the second barrel disposed in front of the first lens group so as to be... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110116176 - Lens barrel: The lens barrel includes a first lens unit, a second lens unit, and a drive unit. The first lens unit includes a first lens element and a first lens support frame supporting the first lens element. The second lens unit includes a second lens element and a second lens support... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110116177 - Aperture stop and lens module: An annular aperture stop includes a first annular portion and a second annular portion. The first annular portion extends and slowly tapers towards the center of the aperture stop. The second annular portion extends inwards from the first portion and sharply tapers off to the innermost boundary of the aperture... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110116178 - Lens module: A lens module includes a lens barrel, a lens and an aperture plate. The lens barrel includes a main body. The lens barrel includes a main body with an inner sidewall. The lens is received in the main body and includes an optical portion and a non-optical portion surrounded the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110116179 - Lens module: A lens module includes a barrel and at least one lens. The barrel defines a through hole bounded by an inner circumference surface thereof. The inner circumference surface includes at least one first circumference latching surface. The at least one lens includes at least one second circumference latching surface corresponding... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110116180 - Camera module with autofocus function: Provided is a camera module that includes a lens section comprising at least one lens, a coil section fixed to the lens section and comprising wiring terminals, a magnet section comprising a permanent magnet, an inner yoke, and an outer yoke, wherein the inner yoke and the outer yoke induce... Agent: Mcnex Co., Ltd.

20110116181 - Primary collimation assist: Primary Collimation Assist (PCA) will allow one to collimate the primary mirror of a dobsonian telescope completely from the location of the focuser by remotely turning the telescope's collimation knobs by operating a transmitter. Usage requirements for the current version of the invention are that the collimation knob be hexagonal... Agent:

05/12/2011 > 36 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110109948 - Holographic image display systems: This invention relates to methods, apparatus, and computer program code for the holographic display of images. We describe a method of displaying an image holographically. The method includes displaying a hologram on pixels of a spatial light modulator (SLM) and illuminating the SLM such that the image is displayed in... Agent: Light Blue Optics Ltd

20110109949 - Printer register holographic images: A method of creating a substrate containing multiple holographic images. The method includes dividing the substrate into a plurality of equally sized print surfaces and placing a holographic image on each of the print surfaces. Wherein the holographic image is placed at substantially the same location on each of the... Agent: Hazen Paper Company

20110109950 - Drive signal generator and optical scanning device provided with drive signal generator, and image display device: A drive signal generator includes: a first storage part which stores data related to a primary processing signal acquired by subjecting a linearly changing saw-tooth signal to the low-pass filter processing; a parameter decision part which decides a parameter for the notch filter processing; a filter part which generates a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110109951 - Method and device for monitoring movement of mirrors in a mems device: A method for monitoring movement of at least one moving mirror in a MEMS device comprising one or more moving mirrors, and wherein the monitoring is based upon capacitance changes over time in the MEMS device. The method comprises the steps of: if the at least one moving mirror is... Agent: Btendo

20110109952 - Nonvolatile nano-electromechanical system device: A nonvolatile nano-electromechanical system device is provided and includes a cantilever structure, including a beam having an initial shape, which is supported at one end thereof by a supporting base and a beam deflector, including a phase change material (PCM), disposed on a portion of the beam in a non-slip... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20110109953 - Reducing cross-phase modulation using group delay: According to particular embodiments, reducing cross-phase modulation includes sending instructions to a phase modulation array comprising channel pixel sets that modulate phases of channels. The channel pixel sets comprise a first channel pixel set that modulates a first phase of a first channel and a second channel pixel set that... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110109955 - Electro-optic device: Provided is an electro-optic device. Sine the electro-optic device includes a plurality of first conductive type semiconductor layers and a plurality of depletion layers formed by a third semiconductor disposed between the plurality of first conductive type semiconductor layers, an electro-optic device optimized for a high speed and low power... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20110109954 - Method and apparatus for generating 8-qam-modulated optical signal: A system and method for producing an 8-QAM-modulated signal are disclosed. The methodology, in an exemplary expedient, generally comprises splitting light from a CW laser into two parts; modulating the first part with a first signal and modulating the second part with a second signal; phase shifting the modulated second... Agent:

20110109956 - Plasmonic device tuned using physical modulation: A plasmonic display device is provided that uses physical modulation mechanisms. The device is made from an electrically conductive bottom electrode and a first dielectric layer overlying the bottom electrode. The first dielectric layer is a piezoelectric material having an index of expansion responsive to an electric field. An electrically... Agent:

20110109957 - Window for year-round solar energy conservation: A window that allows for energy conservation in all seasons and a method of energy conservation using said window are described. The invention utilizes existing windows in a building as solar energy collectors in winter and solar reflectors in summer without using energy consuming devices such as pumps or fans.... Agent:

20110109958 - Laser microscope using phase-modulation type spatial light modulator: A laser microscope comprises a laser light source emitting illumination light; an objective applying the illumination light on a sample; a light path compounding unit compounding a first illumination light path and a second illumination path between the laser light source and the objective; a phase-modulation type spatial light modulator... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110109959 - Stereomicroscope: Stereomicroscope having a main objective (2) and a zoom system (7) provided downstream of the main objective (2), wherein between the objective (2) and the zoom system (7) is provided a first deflector (30) for deflecting viewing beam pencils emanating from the objective (2) into the zoom system, the zoom... Agent: Leica Instruments (singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20110109960 - Microscope system: A microscope system stores, for each objective, the movement control information including a type flag indicating the type of an objective depending on the presence/absence of a soak or a type of the soak and a save distance for saving the stage or the objective switch unit by a predetermined... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110109962 - Optical phase conjugation 4 pi microscope: A 4-Pi microscope for imaging a sample, comprising a first objective for focusing a first light beam on the sample at a spatial point one or more Digital Optical Phase Conjugation (DOPC) devices, wherein the DOPC devices include a sensor for detecting the first light beam that has been transmitted... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20110109961 - Pattern projection apparatus, scanning confocal microscope, and pattern radiating method: A pattern projection apparatus includes: a spatial light modulator having a plurality of pixel devices each independently modulating light, and arranged at an optically conjugate position with respect to a sample; and a control device for dividing a modulation pattern of the spatial light modulator for irradiating the sample with... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110109963 - Relay zoom system: A relay zoom system includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power and a second lens group having a positive refractive power. Furthermore, in the relay zoom system, the first lens group and the second lens group are each made up of... Agent: Nikon Vision Co., Ltd

20110109964 - Liquid elastic membrane prism and 3 dimension display device having the same: A stereoscopic display is provided. The stereoscopic display is able to control a viewing position and make a viewing angel wide. On top of a display panel, an image is provided through a plurality of pixels and is separated to a left-eye image and a right-eye image by a lenticular... Agent:

20110109965 - Optical elements for showing virtual images: A virtual image display device has a lens array and a virtual image substrate disposed behind the lens array. The virtual image substrate is provided with a virtual image pattern registered to lenses of the lens array. In some embodiments the virtual image pattern can include grey scale information, where... Agent:

20110109966 - Multilayer optical film layer comprising blend of methyl methacrylate polymer and styrene acrylonitrile polymer: Presently described are multilayer optical films comprising an optical stack comprising at least one first birefringent optical layer; at least one (e.g. isotropic) second optical layer having a birefringence of less than 0.04 at 633 nm, and optionally at least one skin layer. The second layer, skin layer, or a... Agent:

20110109967 - Reduced fogging shower mirror: A reduced fogging mirror configured to be removably mounted to a surface such as a shower surface is disclosed. The reduced fogging mirror includes a reflective substrate and a foam backing attached to the reflective substrate. The foam backing is used as an insulator to keep the temperature of the... Agent: Sa Ventures, LLC

20110109968 - Image stabilization mechanism for camera module: Disclosed herein is an image stabilization mechanism for a camera module. The image stabilization mechanism includes a base, a movable stage receiving a lens barrel therein and having a magnet, and a piezoelectric actuator. The piezoelectric actuator is installed to the base, moves the movable stage in an X-axis or... Agent:

20110109970 - Film type light shading plate, and diaphragm, diaphragm device for adjusting a light intensity or shutter using the same: The film type light shading plate widely applicable to optical parts in which a light shading thin film having sufficient light shading performance and low reflectivity in the visible range is formed on a resin film of a base substrate, and further a diaphragm for digital camera or digital video... Agent: Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.

20110109969 - Lens barrel having light path: A lens barrel includes a barrel body for passing incident light along an optical axis. An aperture wall is disposed on an inner surface of the barrel body to project toward the optical axis, for defining a light path of the incident light for shielding outside the optical path. A... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110109971 - Image diversion systems & methods for image capture devices: Disclosed herein are systems that divert images for image capture devices. An image diversion system includes a deviating optical element to provide a first view to an imager of an image capture device and to provide at least a second view to the imager. An image diversion system includes a... Agent: Ioculi, Inc.

20110109972 - All optical and hybrid reflection switch at a semiconductor/glass interface due to laser beam intersection: The present invention includes a method of changing intensity of a reflected beam which may be expressed as a method of changing the amount of reflected light from a beam of light, the method comprising: (a) providing a substrate bearing a film of a reflective material; (b) directing a first... Agent: Bowling Green State University

20110109973 - Alxga(1-x)n single crystal, method of producing alxga(1-x)n single crystal, and optical lens: A method of producing an AlxGa(1-x)N (0<x≦1) single crystal of the present invention is directed to growing an AlxGa(1-x)N single crystal by sublimation. The method includes the steps of preparing an underlying substrate, preparing a raw material of high purity, and growing an AlxGa(1-x)N single crystal on the underlying substrate... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20110109974 - Wide-angle lens, imaging apparatus, and method for manufacturing wide-angle lens: Including: a front lens group Gf disposed to an object side of an aperture stop; and a rear lens group Gr disposed to an image side of the aperture stop; the front lens group including a sub-lens group Ga having negative refractive power, the sub-lens group Ga including, in order... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110109975 - Zoom lens for projection and projection-type display device: c

20110109976 - Zoom lens for projection and projection-type display device:

20110109977 - Optical system, imaging apparatus, and method for forming image by the optical system: Providing an optical system having excellent optical performance with sufficiently correcting spherical aberration and curvature of field, an imaging apparatus, and a method for forming an image by the optical system. The optical system includes a plurality of lens groups, at least one of the plurality of lens groups having... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110109978 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens according to the present invention includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit having a positive refracting power, a second lens unit having a negative refracting power, a third lens unit having a negative refracting power, and a fourth lens... Agent:

20110109979 - Imaging lens, imaging apparatus, and method for manufacturing imaging lens: An imaging lens SL installed into such as an electronic still camera 1 includes, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power; a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power; a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power; and a fourth... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110109980 - Optical lens: The optical lens is obtained by injection-molding a polyester resin containing a diol unit containing from 40 to 99% by mol of a unit derived from ethylene glycol and from 1 to 60% by mol of a unit derived from a diol having from 3 to 16 carbon atoms, and... Agent: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

20110109981 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus enabling construction of a small bending optical system with high magnification. A first lens group is movably disposed toward an object on a first optical axis. A second lens group is movably disposed radially inward of the first lens group. The second lens group comprises a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110109982 - Lens apparatus: According to the lens apparatus of the present invention, the detection unit which detects the position of the first focus ring is disposed in the case of the lens drive unit, which thus enables the downsizing of the lens barrel. Further, the interlock member is disposed in the case of... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110109983 - Lens connector: A lens connector is provided. The lens connector connects a document camera and a microscope. The lens connector comprises a lapping part and a cylindrical sleeve. The lapping part comprises a microscope eyepiece lapping end and a DC lens lapping end. A plurality of elastic pieces are formed on the... Agent: Avermedia Information, Inc.

05/05/2011 > 57 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20110102870 - Light deflecting element, light deflector, and image forming device: A light deflecting element includes: a movable plate provided with a light reflecting section having light reflectivity; a support section; a coupling section adapted to couple the movable plate rotatably to the support section; and a magnet disposed on an opposite surface of the movable plate to the light reflecting... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110102871 - Micro electro mechanical system using comb and parallel plate actuation: The present invention combines electrostatic comb with parallel plate actuation in a novel design to create a robust low voltage MEMS Micromirror. Other unique advantages of the invention include the ability to close the comb fingers for additional reliability and protection during mirror snapping with over voltage.... Agent: Ag Microsystems, Inc.

20110102872 - Polygon mirror device with discontinuous angles of reflections: Disclosed is a polygon mirror device with discontinuous angles of reflections discontinuously to reflect a light beam from a light source with at least one angle. The polygon mirror device with discontinuous angles of reflections comprises a motor connecting with a base to rotate the base around a rotation axis.... Agent: Asia Optical Co., Inc.

20110102873 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus provided with optical scanning device: An optical output level of laser diodes is detected by a photodiode for each of the laser diodes, and this photodiode detection output is used in feedback control of the laser diodes, thereby achieving stabilization of the optical output levels of the laser diodes. Furthermore, feedback control gain and laser... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110102874 - Beam scanning display apparatus: A scanning type image display apparatus includes a light source unit for emitting a laser beam, a scanning mirror for scanning the laser beam two-dimensionally in a first direction and a second direction that intersects the first direction, and a control unit for controlling driving of the scanning mirror. The... Agent:

20110102875 - Optical switch and optical switch device having the same: Provided is an optical switch member including a bi-stable mechanism, and first and second electro-thermal actuators. The bi-stable mechanism includes a curved-beam disposed on a bending portion of a first cantilever, one end of the first cantilever having a driven portion disposed thereon. The first electro-thermal actuator includes a first... Agent: National Taiwan University

20110102876 - Display device using mems element and manufacturing method thereof: The present invention relates to a display device using a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) and to a manufacturing method thereof. A display device using a MEMS includes a first substrate comprising a first index of refraction; a second substrate facing the first substrate; a reflective layer formed on the first substrate... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110102877 - Diffractive polarizing mirror device: A polarizing mirror device including an optical substrate (1) of real refractive index ns; a dielectric multilayer mirror (2), composed of dielectric layers of low and high refractive index; and a corrugated grating layer (6) of local period Λ at the side of a cover medium of refractive index nc.... Agent: Universite Jean-monnet

20110102878 - Thermochromic filters and stopband filters for use with same: Thermochromic filters use combinations of absorptive, reflective, thermoabsorptive, and thermoreflective elements covering different portions of the solar spectrum, to achieve different levels of energy savings, throw, shading, visible light transmission, and comfort. Embodiments include stopband filters in the near-infrared spectrum.... Agent: Ravenbrick LLC

20110102879 - Window blind with illuminated lamellae: The invention relates to a window blind (10) with at least one lamella (25) and at least one lighting element (20), wherein the lamella (25) comprises an illuminating body (30), the lighting element (20) injects an artificial light (21) into the illuminating body (30), the illuminating body (30) comprises a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110102881 - Appearance-modifying device, and method for operating such a device: An appearance-modifying device (10; 30; 80; 100), for modifying the visual appearance of a surface covered thereby, comprising a first substrate (11) having a first electrode (17a, 18a; 33) arranged on a first side thereof; a second substrate (12) arranged opposite the first side of the first substrate (11), the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110102880 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device includes a display element including a pair of first and second substrates which are opposed to each other, and a microcapsule enclosing a display material changed in optical characteristics in response to an electric impulse, the microcapsule being sandwiched between the first and second substrates; and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110102882 - Blue extended super continuum light source: Phase match between red shifted Raman solitons generated by the pump pulse and energy shed by the pump pulse at all frequencies with a group velocity below the pump pulse group velocity will lead to the formation of Cherenkov radiation. The solitons or “light bullets” will seed Cherenkov radiation in... Agent: Nkt Photonics A/s

20110102883 - High-power white leds and manufacturing method thereof: A light emitting apparatus has a radiation source for emitting short wavelength radiation. A down conversion material receives and down converts at least some of the short wavelength radiation emitted by the radiation source and back transfers a portion of the received and down converted radiation. An optic device adjacent... Agent: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

20110102884 - High-power white leds and manufacturing method thereof: A light emitting apparatus has a radiation source for emitting short wavelength radiation. A down conversion material receives and down converts at least some of the short wavelength radiation emitted by the radiation source and back transfers a portion of the received and down converted radiation. An optic device adjacent... Agent: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

20110102885 - Adhesive sheet, manufacturing method thereof, optical filter and plasma display panel: The present invention relates to an adhesive sheet, a manufacturing method thereof, an optical filter and a plasma display panel. The present invention provides an adhesive sheet having an excellent base adhesion property through a hydroxyl group applied to a base film and an isocyanate-based compound contained in an adhesive... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20110102886 - Lens unit, led head, exposing unit, image forming apparatus, and scanning apparatus: Lens pairs include: a first lens to form an intermediate image, which is an inverted image of an object, on an intermediate image plane; and a second lens to form an image of the object, which is an inverted image of the intermediate image, on the image plane. A ratio... Agent: Oki Data Corporation

20110102887 - Fast, modular port switcher for an optical microscope using a galvanometer: A fast modular port switching device is used with an optical microscope to facilitate using multiple devices with the microscope. The port switching is done with a galvanometer for switching very fast. The device is modular so it can be combined with any number of similar devices for building a... Agent: Intelligent Imaging Innovations, Inc.

20110102888 - Microscope: Provided is a microscope that allows irradiation with uniform illumination light without decreasing the amount of light. Employed is a microscope 1 including an incoherent light source 31 that emits incoherent light I; an optical fiber 35 on which the incoherent light I is incident and which guides the incident... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110102889 - Displays: A display screen system comprising a screen, a projector for projecting images onto the screen and a driving mechanism, the system having a flat configuration and a curved configuration, the driving mechanism arranged to move the screen from bring substantially flat when the system is in the flat configuration to... Agent:

20110102890 - Display device with lens effect: The invention provides a display device in which an intermediate layer disposed between a first image and a second image acts as a lens to create a unique three dimensional visual effect. The invention further provides methods of creating such display devices.... Agent:

20110102891 - Low layer count reflective polarizer with optimized gain: Multilayer reflecting polarizing films are disclosed having increased in-plane refractive index differences between adjacent microlayers along both the pass and block axis, and having negative refractive index differences between adjacent microlayers along the thickness or z-axis. Major front and back surfaces of the film exposed to air provide a Fresnel... Agent:

20110102892 - Polarizing element and process for producing polarizing element: A polarizing element comprising an alignment layer and a polarizing layer formed by aligning a dichroic coloring agent by deposition which are successively disposed on a substrate, wherein the alignment layer is a sol-gel film formed by using a material comprising at least (A) a sol of an inorganic oxide... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20110102893 - Adjustable optical mount: An adjustable optical mount adapted for use with an optical table defining a reference plane includes a hollow housing with openings in the side walls to allow passage of an optical beam therethrough, a gimbal base fixed on the top of the housing, a gimbal plate adjustably mounted under the... Agent:

20110102894 - Mirror design for silicon optical bench: An optical component is provided. The optical component includes an optical-path portion including an arm-connecting portion and a lower portion, a first arm extending from a first end of the arm-connecting portion, and a second arm extending from a second end of the arm-connecting portion. The first arm has at... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20110102895 - Encoder having oil mist prevention structure: An encoder having an oil mist prevention structure includes: an encoding body including a cylindrical base, a light emitter and a secondary encoding piece; an oil-containing bearing received and fixed in the cylindrical base; a shaft penetrating the oil-containing bearing to protrude beyond an end surface of the bearing; a... Agent:

20110102896 - Foreign substance removing apparatus: Provided is a foreign substance removing apparatus including: an optical element disposed on a light incident side of an image pickup element; an electro-mechanical energy converting element disposed on the optical element; and a drive circuit for applying an electric signal to the electro-mechanical energy converting element, the foreign substance... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110102897 - Image reflecting adhesive patch: The instant invention is directed to an image reflecting adhesive patch comprising a reflective layer, an adhesive layer positioned on one surface of the reflective layer, and an image printed on a surface of the reflective layer opposed to the adhesive layer. When incident light reflects from the reflective layer... Agent:

20110102898 - Diffractive lens and image pickup device using the same: A diffractive lens 11 according to the present invention includes: a lens base 18, which has a second surface 13 with first and second groups of diffraction grating portions 20 and 21; and a protective coating 17, which is arranged on the first group of diffraction grating portions 20. The... Agent:

20110102899 - Microscope objective lens: A microscope objective lens OL comprises, in order from the object side: a first lens group G1 having a positive refractive power, a second lens group G2, and a third lens group G3 having a negative refractive power, wherein the first lens group G1 includes a positive lens component L1... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110102901 - Lens module: A lens module includes a lens barrel, a first lens, an opaque plate, and a second lens. The first lens includes an imaging portion and a non-imaging portion surrounding the imaging portion. The non-imaging portion defines an annular conic surface. The opaque plate is annular conic shaped and contacts with... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110102900 - Optical element: An optical element includes a base, and primary structures and secondary structures disposed on a surface of the base, each of the primary structures and secondary structures being a projection or a depression. The primary structures constitute a plurality of rows of tracks on the surface of the base and... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110102902 - Security apparatus: A security apparatus for a work object, the security apparatus having an enclosure adapted to be mounted in proximity to the work object in at least partially obscuring relation thereto; and a portion mounted on the enclosure for imparting at least limited visual observation of the work object through the... Agent:

20110102903 - System and method for illuminating a target: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for illuminating a target includes a light source configured to emit one or more light beams with a first divergence. The system further includes a lens separated from the light source. The lens is configured to substantially satisfy the sine... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110102904 - Optical lens: The present invention relates to the field of laser machining and provides an optical lens, comprising a lens group and a diaphragm. The diaphragm is located in front of the lens group. The lens group comprises three lenses, respectively the first, the second and the third lens, which are sequentially... Agent: Han's Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

20110102905 - Zoom optical system, optical apparatus and method for manufacturing zoom optical system: A zoom optical system comprising, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power; a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power; and a rear lens group GR having positive refractive power; the rear lens group GR including at least a third lens... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110102906 - Lens system: A lens system includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group with positive refractive power, a second lens group with negative refractive power that moves during zooming, a third lens group with positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group with positive refractive power that moves during... Agent: Nittoh Kogaku K.k.

20110102908 - Zoom lens, imaging apparatus and method for manufacturing zoom lens: A zoom lens comprising, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power; a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power; and a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power; each distance between said lens groups adjacent to each other changing upon... Agent:

20110102907 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus and method for manufacturing zoom lens: The zoom lens Z1 having, in order from an object, 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, and a fourth lens group G4 having positive refractive power, wherein the conditional... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110102909 - Lens barrel and digital camera including the same: A lens barrel includes a barrel case comprising a fixed barrel mounted to a camera body and a first movement barrel that is moveable along an optical axis according to a cam groove formed on an inner surface of the fixed barrel; and a lens assembly accommodated in the barrel... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110102910 - Zoom lens barrel: A zoom lens barrel includes a fixed frame, a rotary frame, a moving frame that moves in an optical axis direction with the rotary frame, a float key that is restricted from rotating and moves, an inner cam frame that has a cam follower, is rotationally driven by the rotary... Agent:

20110102911 - Lens barrel, camera and mobile information terminal device having the same: At least one object of the present invention is to provide a lens barrel, including: a fixed frame (21) having a fixed cylinder (21); a telescopic cylinder (22, 23, 24, etc.) configured to be accommodated within the fixed cylinder (21); a plurality of lens groups (11, 12) configured to be... Agent:

20110102912 - Imaging optical system:

20110102913 - Objective lens system: A high performance fixed focal length optical imaging system for example for a cine camera is operable to receive radiation from an object space and deliver the received radiation through the optical system so as to form an image at an image surface in an image space. The imaging system... Agent:

20110102914 - Lens, laser arrangement and method for producing a laser arrangement: An aspherical planoconvex lens (20), containing a material with a refractive index of at least 3.0, in which the height (h) of the convex region (21) is a maximum of one fifth of the thickness (l) of the lens (20). Also disclosed is a laser assembly incorporating such a lens... Agent: Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh

20110102915 - Device to create high definition photos: A device to create high definition photos includes: a lens for receiving light and transmitting an image; and a plurality of parallel blocking rods to delay the light within the lens; wherein the lens receives the light, the rods delay the light, and the lens transmits the delayed light, thereby... Agent:

20110102917 - Drive mechanism, drive device, and lens drive device: Provided is a drive mechanism comprising a stationary support member, a lever member having a displacement input portion for receiving a moving force from the outside and a bearing portion for abutting against the support member, so that the lever member engages with a driven member and swings on the... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.

20110102916 - Single-use lens assembly: An optical assembly includes an output optical element having a thermally conductive and optically transmissive material and a thermal conduit in thermal communication with the output optical element and having at least one surface configured to be in thermal communication with at least one heat dissipating surface of a light... Agent: Photo Thera, Inc.

20110102918 - Operator-selectable-stop turret knob: A turret knob comprises an adjustable member, an engagement member and a plurality of stop members. The adjustable member is capable of being adjustably positionable about an axis of rotation. The engagement member is coupled to the adjustment member, and a relative position of the engagement member with respect to... Agent:

20110102919 - Positioning assembly and optical system utilizing the same: A positioning assembly includes a fixing plate, a positioning plate, a connecting sleeve, one or more first adjusting member, and one or more second adjusting members. The connecting sleeve is positioned between the fixing plate and the positioning plate. The positioning sleeve is sleeved on the connecting sleeve, and fixed... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110102921 - Lens device: A second fixed cylinder includes a lens attachment portion having straight-ahead grooves provided therein and a guide groove arrangement portion having a first guide groove and a second guide groove provided therein. A second rotating cylinder rotatably supported by the second fixed cylinder includes a cam groove arrangement portion having... Agent:

20110102920 - Lens displacement mechanism using shaped memory alloy: A lens displacement mechanism using shaped memory alloy (SMA) applied to an auto-focusing lens module is disclosed. The lens displacement mechanism comprising at least one SMA wire. Two opposite ends of the SMA wire are fixed and a longitudinal mid-point of an intermediate movable portion between the two opposite ends... Agent:

20110102922 - Foldable compact mirror apparatus: Foldable compact mirror apparatus (10) comprises at least three planar mirror elements (12) which are foldably interconnected so that the planes of the mirror elements (12) can lie in parallel or substantially in parallel with each other, and attachment means (16) for releasably attaching the mirror elements (12) to an... Agent: Prospect Ridge Limited

20110102923 - Mirror head with overlapping field of view: A coupling between a primary mirror and additional mirror so that adjustment of at least one of said mirrors is executed in a way that their fields of view overlap or directly juxtapose. In doing so, the occurrence of a gap in the coverage of the fields of view in... Agent:

20110102924 - Spatially efficient kinematic mirror mount: A spatially efficient kinematic mirror mount for mounting a mirror or other optical element to a housing. The kinematic mirror mount may include three spaced-apart constraint structures, positioned at or near the outer perimeter or circumference of the mirror. The constraint structures constrain the mirror to lie within a plane,... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.

20110102925 - Method and apparatus for fabricating a precision optical surface: A method involves forming a first surface on a substrate, applying to the first surface a layer of a material having a thickness less than approximately 10 microns, and precision polishing the layer of material to form a precision optical second surface on a side of the layer opposite from... Agent: Raytheon Company

20110102926 - Mirror and process for obtaining a mirror: The subject of the invention is a mirror, especially a front-face mirror and/or a mirror for concentrating solar energy, comprising a material, which mirror comprises a substrate coated with a multilayer comprising at least one silver layer and at least one protective layer located on top of said at least... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

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