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10/27/2011 > 51 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110261427 - System and method for color motion holography: A method for producing and replaying a composite color hologram, the method comprising recording a first hologram containing primarily a green content of an intended composite hologram using a substantially collimated recording reference beam, recording a second hologram containing primarily a blue content of the intended composite hologram using a... Agent: Holorad, LLC

20110261428 - Micromechanical component and a method for operating a micromechanical component: A micromechanical component has a light window; a mirror element adjustable with respect to the light window from a first position into at least one second position about at least one axis of rotation, an optical sensor having a detection surface designed to ascertain a light intensity on the detection... Agent:

20110261429 - Lamination of electrochromic device to glass substrates: Electrochromic device laminates and their method of manufacture are disclosed.... Agent: Sage Electrochromics, Inc.

20110261430 - Processes for producing electrochromic substrates and electrochromic articles made therefrom: The present invention provides a process for producing an electroactive substrate. The process includes providing a substrate having an oxidant layer on a surface thereof, exposing the surface containing the oxidant layer to a vapour containing an aryl or heteroaryl monomer that is polymerizable to form an electroactive polymer, and... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

20110261431 - Micromechanical element: A micromechanical element includes a plate-shaped micromechanical functional element, an inner frame and an outer frame. Thereby, a curvature of a main face of the plate-shaped micromechanical functional element is variable. The inner frame encloses the plate-shaped micromechanical functional element along an edge of the main face and is connected... Agent:

20110261435 - Electronic inks and displays and image displaying methods: An electronic ink containing charged particles includes a combination of resin particles, a pigment, and a charge director. The resin particles exhibit an average particle size less than 1.0 micron and contain a resin that exhibits a molecular weight of 500 to 20,000. The pigment is loaded on the resin... Agent:

20110261432 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device, which includes a first substrate, a second substrate, and an electrophoretic element disposed between the first substrate and second substrate, includes a plurality of pixel electrodes provided on the first substrate and arranged in a row direction and in a column direction, and a counter electrode... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110261433 - Electrophoretic display with enhanced contrast: The present invention is directed to an electrophoretic display with enhanced contrast. The invention is directed to an electrophoretic display comprising: a first layer comprising a common electrode, a second layer comprising at least one collecting pixel electrode, a plurality of display cells which are sandwiched between the first layer... Agent:

20110261434 - Information display panel: Provided is an information display panel, in which transparent stripe electrodes on a first substrate and stripe electrodes on a second substrate are orthogonally opposed to each other, and at least two kinds of display media configured as particle groups containing electrically charged particles are sealed in a space between... Agent: Bridgestone Corporation

20110261436 - Method of modifying light with silicone (meth) acrylate copolymers: A method of modifying light is disclosed and includes: providing an optical element having an oriented polymer network of a silicone (meth)acrylate copolymer and exhibiting a first phase and a second phase, the first phase and the second phase being chemically connected and having different refractive indices, the first phase... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110261437 - Delay-line-interferometer for integration with balanced receivers: This invention provides a DPSK demodulator and a DQPSK demodulator. Both of the demodulators are based on polarization delay-line interferometers. They can be integrated with photodetectors in fiber-optic communication systems. The demodulators consist of polarization beam shifter, polarization beam splitter and wave plates. Coupling of the demodulators with photodetectors can... Agent: W Wave Technologies Inc

20110261438 - Broadly and fast tunable optical parametric oscillator: A coherent light source is provided for producing narrow-linewidth output, continuously tunable within a broad (at least one-octave-wide) range of optical wavelengths. The source is based on type-I or type-0 near-degenerate optical parametric oscillator (OPO), which uses a nonlinear optical crystal with either birefringent phase matching or quasi phase matching.... Agent:

20110261439 - Device and method for selective transmission of an optical signal: To this end, the device has a first optical waveguide (3), a first drive circuit (14), a second optical waveguide (1, 2) and a second drive circuit (15), wherein the spacing between a switching element of the first drive circuit (14) and the first optical waveguide (3) is less than... Agent: Forschungsverbund Berlin E.v.

20110261440 - Modulation of fiber laser pumped difference frequency generator: Systems and methods for modulating the output of a difference frequency generator such as an OPO, OPA or OPG include a pump fiber laser having at least one internal, directly modulatible component, wherein the pump fiber laser produces a pump signal, and a difference frequency generator coupled to the pump... Agent: Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd.

20110261441 - Spectral filter: This invention relates to use of metamaterials for creating spectral selectors of electromagnetic radiation. Planar metamaterial films patterned on the sub-wavelength scale can be used in polarization filters instead of natural and synthesized bulk crystals. Characteristics and the quality factor of metamaterial filters is controlled by the geometry of the... Agent: University Of Southampton

20110261442 - Coated article having low-e coating with absorber layer(s): A coated article is provided, having a coating supported by a glass substrate where the coating includes at least one color and/or reflectivity-adjusting absorber layer. The absorber layer(s) allows color tuning, and reduces the glass side reflection of the coated article and/or allows sheet resistance of the coating to be... Agent:

20110261443 - Heat ray reflective film and laminate thereof, and coating fluid for forming heat ray reflective layer: A heat ray reflective laminate which is a laminate comprising a transparent substrate and a heat ray reflective layer and which has a solar reflectance of at least 15% as measured from the side containing the heat ray reflective layer, wherein the heat ray reflective layer comprises a binder resin... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

20110261444 - Catadioptric projection objective with mirror group: A catadioptric projection objective for imaging an off-axis object field arranged in an object surface of the projection objective onto an off-axis image field arranged in an image surface of the projection objective has a front lens group, a mirror group comprising four mirrors and having an object side mirror... Agent:

20110261445 - Microscope apparatus: A microscope apparatus configured to enlarge entrance pupils while maintaining the rotational symmetry of optical systems of a plurality of optical paths after ejection of light from an objective lens to bring out the performance of the objective lens. A microscope apparatus includes an objective lens having a function of... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110261446 - Optical arrangement for oblique plane microscopy: An optical arrangement for oblique plane microscopy includes a first optical subassembly having an objective lens that receives light from a sample in use, and configured to produce an intermediate image of the sample, and a second optical subassembly focused on the intermediate image. Optical axes of the first and... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited

20110261447 - Optical microscope system and method carried out therewith for reconstructing an image of an object: The invention is an optical microscope system (1) for reconstructing an image of an object (14), comprising: a means (8) for creating a light beam profile (7), an optics for directing the light beam profile (7) to the object (14), a moving means for implementing a scanning of the object... Agent: Szededi Tudom&#xe1 Nyegyetem

20110261448 - Holding apparatus, optical apparatus, and telescope: The present invention provides a holding apparatus for holding an optical element with an edge whose thickness increases or decreases inwardly, the apparatus including a barrel having an internal diameter larger than an external diameter of the optical element, a support configured to support and position the optical element relative... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110261449 - Lockable adjusting device for adjusting a reticle device: A setting assembly to adjust components linked to it, in particular to adjust the reticle of a sighting telescope, comprising an adjustment cap system which is rotationally supported on a coupling and which drives said setting assembly, said coupling being designed to transmit adjustment cap system displacements to components that... Agent: Schmidt & Bender Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110261450 - Projection apparatuses and associated methods: Projection apparatuses and associated methods are provided. A representative apparatus includes: a support frame defining a projection area; a polymeric screen of sheet material sized and shaped to span at least a portion of the projection area; a retention member operative to contact the polymeric screen along an edge thereof;... Agent: MusionIPLimited

20110261451 - Stereoscopic glasses and display apparatus including the same: Provided are stereoscopic glasses and a display apparatus including the same which includes a prism lens to refract light corresponding to a 3D image displayed on a display apparatus so that a scanning direction of the 3D image has orthotropia. The stereoscopic glasses include: a stereoscopic glass frame; a lens... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110261452 - Stereoscopic kaleidoscope and 3d viewer: A binocular kaleidoscope for the purpose of combining the field of repeating patterns associated with kaleidoscopes with stereopsis. A mirror chamber with an object window at the distal end and viewing lenses at the proximal end is utilized, which provides stereopsis covering the entire visual field of both the source... Agent:

20110261453 - Aerodynamic bicycle helmet: A minor based front viewing system is disclosed. The front viewing system may be worn by the rider similar to an eyeglass or mounted to a handlebar region of the bicycle. The rider can also wear an aerodynamic helmet and use the front viewing system or video display system in... Agent:

20110261454 - All-fiber optical isolator: An all-fiber Faraday rotator including a plurality of optical fibers doped, at unusually high concentrations of at least several tens of percent, with rare-earth oxides, an all-optical-fiber optical isolator employing a polarization-maintaining fiber-optic splitter, and a method of optically-isolating a laser source from unwanted feedback with such an optical isolator.... Agent: Advalue Photonics, Inc.

20110261455 - Wire grid polarized and liquid crystal display device using the same: A wire grid polarizer includes fine metal wires arranged parallel to one another and thus transmitting TM-polarized light. A light absorbing layer for absorbing TE-polarized light is provided on at least one of the surfaces of the wire grid polarizer.... Agent:

20110261456 - Polarization coupler: w

20110261457 - Optical device configured by bonding first and second transparent members having birefringent property: An optical device obtained by bonding a first transparent member having a birefringent property to a second transparent member having a birefringent property. A dielectric multilayer film having no influence on the transmittance of light is formed on at least one of the bonding surfaces of the first and second... Agent: Disco Corporation

20110261458 - Methods for forming sighting optics including forming an optical element having a plurality of transparent rings and sighting optics formed by such methods: Sighting optics include a front sight and a rear sight positioned in a spaced-apart relation. The rear sight includes an optical element having a first focal length and a second focal length. The first focal length is selected so that it is about equal to a distance separating the optical... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20110261459 - Diffractive optical element and optical device: A diffractive optical element includes first and second optical members which are stacked. The first optical member includes a diffraction grating in which a plurality of raised portions each having a vertical surface and a surface inclined to the vertical surface are arranged. The second optical member includes a diffraction... Agent:

20110261460 - Optical filter, optical filter module, and analyzer: An etalon includes a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate has a first protrusion that does not face the second substrate, and a first electrode pad is formed on the first protrusion, whereby connection reliability can be improved.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110261461 - Oled light extraction films laminated onto glass substrates: A light extraction film laminated to a glass substrate for organic light emitting diode (OLED) devices. The light extraction film includes a flexible substantially transparent film, a low index nanostructured layer applied to the film, and a high index planarizing backfill layer applied over the nanostructured layer. A glass substrate... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110261462 - Stray light or sun shield for a camera in a motor vehicle: The invention relates to an anisotropic stray light or sun screen for a camera in a motor vehicle, wherein this sun screen shields the camera lens from stray light coming from the vehicle interior or is reflected by a window of the vehicle. The sun screen is thereby however designed... Agent: Daimler Ag

20110261463 - Lens array apparatus: As a predetermined angle of gradient in relation to a thickness direction for each of a plurality of lenses 11, an exiting direction of light emitted from each lens 11 is at an angle of gradient allowing respective converging points of the light emitted from each lens 11 to be... Agent: Enplas Corporation

20110261464 - Thin film high definition dimensional image display device and methods of making same: A high definition thin lens dimensional image display device and methods of manufacturing the same. The thin lens dimensional image display device generally includes a lens array on a first surface of a film, such as a lenticular lens array or a fly's eye lens array, with a printed imaged... Agent:

20110261465 - Diffractive combiner for multicolor and monochrome display, method of manufacture and head-up display device using same: A method for producing a single-layer diffractive combiner for a head-up display having a projection unit with n light sources of λi wavelength(s), where i=1 to n sending light towards the combiner at an angle θp. The method includes forming interference fringes for each λi wavelength on a photosensitive layer... Agent:

20110261466 - Variable focus lens and spectacles: The invention provides a variable focus lens formed from a ring with a front surface and a rear surface, a flexible membrane is attached to a radially inner part of the front surface, and a front cover is attached to a radially outer part of the front surface, a rear... Agent: Adlens Ltd

20110261467 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus and method for manufacturing zoom lens: A zoom lens ZL including an optical element P for deflecting an optical path, including, 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; a fourth lens... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110261468 - Light modulation panel and imaging lens: A light modulation panel is inserted into an optical path of an imaging lens composed of an image-forming optical system to make the imaging lens function as a depth-of-field-extended optical system. The light modulation panel has power that makes a peak position of defocus MTF when the imaging lens is... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110261469 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus and method of manufacturing zoom lens: where fw denotes a focal length of the zoom lens in the wide-angle end state, ft denotes a focal length of the zoom lens in the telephoto end state, TLw denotes a total length of the zoom lens in the wide-angle end state, TLt denotes a total length of the... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110261471 - Image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus, and portable terminal device: e

20110261472 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus:

20110261470 - Photographing optical lens assembly: This invention provides a photographing optical lens assembly, from an object side to an image side in order, comprising a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave image-side surface, a third lens element with... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20110261473 - Articles having improved corrosion resistance: The present application relates to a method for enhancing metal corrosion resistance of a metal deposited on a substrate, the method comprises contacting the metal coated substrate with a treating composition comprising metal oxide nano-particles. Furthermore, the present application relates to a method for making a mirror comprising a substrate... Agent: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.

20110261475 - Backlight illumination in a mirror: A mirror assembly mountable to a wall, the mirror asembly includes a mirror platform having a front surface and a rear surface and a chassis, the chassis is engageable with the mirror platform to define a mirror assembly interior. The chassis is mountable to the wall, and the chassis has... Agent: Electric Mirror, LLC

20110261474 - Mirror plate and rearview mirror using same: A mirror plate for rearview mirror is disclosed to include a primary vision block having opposing front and back sides and a reflective layer located on the front or back side for reflecting a major rear field of view, and one or a number of supplementary vision blocks abutted against... Agent:

20110261476 - Drive unit for mirror adjustment mechanism: A drive unit for a mirror adjustment mechanism includes a housing and a drive motor mounted in the housing for driving a drive train. In an embodiment, the drive train comprises a planetary gear system. The drive train may include a coupling to the housing and, in an embodiment, the... Agent: Mci (mirror Controls International) Netherlands B.v.

20110261477 - Substrate for display device, method for manufacturing same, and display device: Disclosed is a substrate for a display device, wherein generation of a region which is not filled with the components of a liquid material is suppressed by simple processes during the formation of color layers by a coating method such as an inkjet method using the liquid material, thereby achieving... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

  
10/20/2011 > 50 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110255139 - Mirror device drive control apparatus and projector: A mirror device drive control apparatus adapted to perform drive control of a mirror device having a hysteresis characteristic.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110255140 - Modified electrode signal during reset of a micro-mirror display device: Methods, systems, and apparatus for resetting a micro-mirror devices. In one aspect, a micro-mirror device includes a mirror plate tiltable about a hinge, two electrodes located on different sides of the hinge, a memory storing state data for the electrodes, and a state modifier operable to receive the state data... Agent:

20110255141 - Electrochromic mirrors and other electrooptic devices: This invention focuses on automotive electrochromic (EC) mirrors. There are several ways to improve the attribute of this product and also use superior processing methods. This invention improves on busbars which are used to power these devices. This discloses novel busbar designs, materials and busbar deposition methods. This invention also... Agent: Ajjer LLC

20110255142 - Variable transmission window system: An electrical control system is disclosed for controlling a plurality of variable transmittance windows. The electrical control system comprises a master control circuit and user input circuits for supplying control signals representing transmittance levels for the variable transmission windows, and a plurality of slave window control circuits coupled to the... Agent:

20110255143 - Analog interferometric modulator: Methods and devices for calibrating and controlling the actuation of an analog interferometric modulator configured to have a plurality of actuation states. Devices and methods for calibrating an analog interferometric modulator to respond in linear relation to an applied voltage.... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110255144 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic device: Provided is an electrophoretic display device that includes a display region including an electrophoretic element interposed between a first substrate and a second substrate that is flexible; and a conductive member that is located between the first substrate and the second substrate and at a position outside the display region... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110255145 - Electrophoretic liquid, image display medium, and image display device: An electrophoretic liquid includes a first electrophoretic particle, a second electrophoretic particle having a polarity opposite to that of the first electrophoretic particle, a non-electrophoretic particle, and a transparent dispersion medium. In the electrophoretic liquid, the first, second, and non-electrophoretic particles are dispersed in the transparent dispersion medium.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110255146 - Manufacturing structure and process for compliant mechanisms: The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for MEMS actuated displays that can be driven at high speeds and at low voltages for improved image quality and reduced power consumption.... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20110255147 - Optical modulator: The present invention realizes an enhancement of a fabrication yield and a reduction of a size regarding an optical modulator or an optical device including polarization beam combining means. An optical modulator of the present invention (1) includes: first and second optical modulators (LN optical modulators (101) to (104)) that... Agent: Sumitomo Asaka Cement Co., Ltd.

20110255148 - Optical switch: An optical switch changes the refractive index of an electro-optical crystal according to an electric field applied to the electro-optical crystal so as to switch depending on whether the electro-optical crystal enables incident light to pass through or whether the electro-optical crystal enables incident light to be totally reflected. The... Agent: Nec Corporation

20110255149 - Wavelength conversion laser light source and image display apparatus: A wavelength conversion laser light source 100 has: a laser light source configured to generate fundamental wave laser light; and a wavelength conversion element 101 provided with a periodic polarization reversal structure configured to convert the fundamental wave laser light which is incident onto the periodic polarization reversal structure into... Agent:

20110255150 - Compact solid state entangled photon source: A compact source of polarization-entangled photons includes a laser source, producing a laser beam, a pair of nonlinear crystals, in optical contact with each other, with one of the pair of nonlinear crystals having an input face, with the laser beam incident on the input face, and another of the... Agent:

20110255151 - Optical network amplifier node and method of channel power depletion compensation: A method of compensating for channel power depletion induced by Raman amplification noise in a hybrid distributed Raman amplifier-Erbium doped fibre amplifier. In the method, an equivalent noise figure is determined for a virtual amplifier equivalent to the hybrid distributed Raman amplifier-Erbium doped fibre amplifier, and having an input power... Agent:

20110255152 - Optical amplifier: An optical amplifier of the present invention includes: an optical amplifier circuit that amplifies input signal light and outputs the amplified light as output signal light; a first monitor for monitoring the presence or absence of the input signal light; and a control circuit that, when receiving a shutdown control... Agent:

20110255153 - Cladding-pumped optical amplifier having reduced susceptibility to spurious lasing: An optical amplifier comprises at least two gain regions, an intermediate region situated between the gain regions, and a transition region situated between the intermediate region and each gain region. The aforesaid regions have claddings that collectively form a path for pump radiation propagating from at least one of the... Agent: Lgs Innovations LLC

20110255154 - Polarizing plate and image display apparatus: A polarizing plate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a polarizer, a UV-shielding layer containing inorganic fine particles each having a band gap of 3.0 eV or more and a binder resin and a protective film. The UV-shielding layer contains the inorganic fine particles at a content... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20110255155 - Fluoropolymeric multilayer optical film and methods of making and using the same: An article, method of using, and method of making a multilayer optical film comprising an optical stack, wherein the optical stack comprises a plurality of first optical layers, each first optical layer comprising a melt-processible copolymer comprising interpolymerized monomers of tetrafluoroethylene, with the proviso that the melt-processible copolymer is not... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110255156 - Monomers and polymers for optical elements: An optical element includes a first lens; a cover; and a cured matrix polymer sandwiched between the first lens and the cover; the matrix polymer, prior to curing, having a monomer mixture dispersed therein; the matrix polymer being selected from the group consisting of polyester, polystyrene, polyacrylate, thiol-cured epoxy polymer,... Agent: Ophthonix, Inc.

20110255157 - Microscope apparatus: Illuminating light is two-dimensionally scanned without changing the ability to focus illuminating light on a specimen. A microscope has a spatial light modulator for the wavefront of illuminating light from a light source; a scanner having two mirrors independently pivoted about two non-parallel axes; a relay optical system guiding the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110255158 - Focusing module for long focal length telescope: A focusing module for long focal length telescope is disclosed. The focusing module comprises a sliding plate, a fixing sleeve, and a fixing blot. The drawtube is disposed on the sliding plate for sliding forward or backward to focus. The fixing sleeve and the fixing blot form a connecting mechanism.... Agent:

20110255159 - Autostereoscopic display device: There is disclosed a multi-view autostereoscopic display device comprising an image forming means arranged over and in registration with a view forming module. The image forming means has a planar array of light emissive display pixels arranged in rows and columns for producing a display, the display pixels being spatially... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20110255160 - Three dimensional (3d) glasses, 3d display apparatus and system for charging 3d glasses: Three dimensional (3D) glasses, a 3D display apparatus, and a 3D glasses charging system are provided. The 3D glasses, which operate in association with a 3D display apparatus, includes an interface unit which is configured to connect to the 3D display apparatus, and through which power is transmittable; a battery... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110255161 - Polarizing glass and optical isolator: The near-field extinction ratio of a polarizing glass is increased. A polarizing glass contains anisotropically shaped metal particles oriented and dispersed in a glass substrate, which contains 0.40-0.85 wt % Cl relative to the entire glass substrate. The Vickers hardness ranges from 360 to 420, the Knoop hardness number ranges... Agent: Hoya Candeo Optronics Corporation

20110255162 - Optical films and methods of making the same: In general, in a first aspect, the invent features a method, including providing a layer having a plurality of spaced-apart lines of a first material extending along a first direction and forming a line of a second material on opposing surfaces of each line of the first material, the first... Agent:

20110255163 - Internally patterned multilayer optical films using spatially selective birefringence reduction: A reflective film includes interior layers arranged to selectively reflect light by constructive or destructive interference, the layers extending from a first zone to a second zone of the film. The film has a first thickness and the interior layers provide a first reflective characteristic in the first zone; the... Agent:

20110255164 - Vehicle reflector and reflex pin: A vehicle reflector can include a plurality of retroreflection elements including a first reflection surface, a second reflection surface, and a third reflection surface which are adjacently disposed to form a corner portion of a substantially regular hexahedron. The first reflection surface can be inclined by 35.264°+angle α1 with respect... Agent:

20110255165 - Retroreflective sheeting: The present application relates generally to retroreflective sheeting and the tools and methods used to make retroreflective sheeting. Microreplication tools and sheeting include controlled surface structure or haze. The surface structure or haze can be introduced, for example, by chemical etching of the tool surface and/or electroplating.... Agent:

20110255166 - Optical filter device, optical filter module and analysis apparatus: An optical filter device includes a first electrode that is provided on a first substrate, a second electrode that is provided on a second substrate to face the first electrode, a pair of first lead-out electrodes that connects to the first electrode, and a pair of second lead-out electrodes that... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110255167 - Multilayer optical films suitable for bi-level internal patterning: A reflective film includes a first optical stack that provides a first reflective characteristic and a second optical stack that provides a second reflective characteristic. The optical stacks also have first and second absorptive characteristics that are suitable to absorptively heat the respective stacks upon exposure to light including a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110255168 - Grating comprising sub-gratings with light-diffusing patterns: A transparent substrate including at its surface a grating of parallel lines of patterns separated by zones with a refractive index different from that of the patterns, the grating diffusing light and including at least 4 sub-gratings, each sub-grating including plural blocks of identical patterns with a width L, each... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20110255169 - Antiglare film for use in a display and a method for manufacturing the antiglare film: An antiglare film includes a transparent substrate, and an antiglare layer on the transparent substrate, the antiglare layer including a light-transmitting coating layer and an antiglare agent contained in the light-transmitting coating layer, the antiglare agent being composed of first antiglare particles and second antiglare particles overlapping each other.... Agent:

20110255172 - Laser irradiation apparatus and manufacturing method of semiconductor device: A deflecting mirror which deflects a laser beam emitted from a laser oscillator, a transfer lens, a cylindrical lens array which divides the laser beam having passed through the transfer lens into a plurality of laser beams, and a condensing lens which superposes the laser beams formed in the cylindrical... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20110255171 - Methods of forming sheeting with composite images that float and sheeting with composite images that float: Microlens sheetings with different types of composite images are disclosed, in which the composite image floats above, in, or below the sheeting, or some combination. One type of composite image may be viewable to the unaided eye or an observer and another type of composite image is viewable only to... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110255170 - Spatial image display device: Provided is a spatial image display device capable of forming spatial images having a superior reality and high definition. A spatial image display device 10A is provided with: a display section 2 including a plurality of pixels 22, and generating a two-dimensional display image corresponding to a video signal; a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110255173 - Pulse modifier with adjustable etendue: A beam modifying unit increases both temporal pulse length and Etendue of an illumination beam. The pulse modifying unit receives an input pulse of radiation and emits one or more corresponding output pulses of radiation. A beam splitter divides the incoming pulse into a first and a second pulse portion,... Agent: Asml Holding N.v.

20110255174 - Display device with an optical combiner corrected for chromatic aberrations: A head-up display or helmet-mounted display device includes at least one image source configured to emit a first image in at least two different spectral bands. A relay optics includes at least one first optical element for reflecting the two spectral bands and a semi-reflecting second optical element. The relay... Agent: Thales

20110255175 - Optical device and housing: An optical device includes a first substrate which is transparent to incident light, a second substrate which is transparent to incident light, and a frame member which connects the first substrate to the second substrate. A lens chamber surrounded by the first substrate, the second substrate, and the frame member... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110255176 - Zoom lens and optical apparatus having the zoom lens:

20110255177 - Imaging lens: where assuming that a position at which a chief ray and an optical axis intersect is regarded as an apparent stop, L denotes a distance to the apparent stop seen from the apex of the convex surface, L′ denotes a distance to the apparent stop seen from the apex of... Agent: Kantatsu Co., Ltd

20110255178 - Lens for optical pick-up and optical pick-up for optical disc drive: e

20110255179 - Photoelectric lens module and fabrication thereof: A photoelectric lens module is utilized to focus a light source. A fabrication method comprises steps of providing a first substrate; positioning a plurality of gap units on the first substrate, and forming a plurality of gap regions amongst the gap units on the first substrate; providing a second substrate... Agent:

20110255180 - Clutching jig: A clutching jig has a pair of holding arms which has upper ends connected together, and lower ends spaced away from each other. An inner surface of each holding arm has a through mounting hole of substantially ellipse shape, for allowing a connecting pole passing therethrough and moving therein. A... Agent: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110255182 - Planar flexure system with high pitch stiffness: A flexure system for miniature camera and the like is disclosed. The flexure system can include a frame and a stage that is configured to move with respect to the frame. One or more flexures can interconnect the frame and the stage. Each flexure can have one or more film... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110255181 - Replacement apparatus for an optical element: A replacement apparatus for an optical element mounted between two adjacent optical elements in a lithography objective has a holder for the optical element to be replaced, which holder can be moved into the lithography objective through a lateral opening in a housing of the same.... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20110255183 - Supporting device, optical apparatus, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method: The present invention provides a supporting device that supports an optical element, comprising: a first supporting member that is fixed to an outer circumference of the optical element; a plurality of members that is connected to an outer circumference of the first supporting member; and a second supporting member that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110255184 - Shape memory alloy actuation apparatus: A shape memory alloy actuation apparatus comprises a camera lens element supported on the support structure by a plurality of resilient flexures that guide movement of the movable element along the optical axis. A shape memory alloy actuator biassed by the resilient flexures and an additional resilient biassing element is... Agent: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited

20110255185 - Drive unit: A drive unit includes a lens frame configured to support a lens, a movable body located outside the lens and configured to be movable with the lens frame, and a vibratory actuator configured to drive the movable body. The vibratory actuator includes an actuator main body contacting the movable body,... Agent:

20110255186 - Illumination system: An illumination system including at least one coherent light source, a light uniforming element, and a prism is provided. The coherent light source is capable of emitting a coherent beam. The light uniforming element is disposed on a transmission path of the coherent beam. The prism is disposed on the... Agent: Young Optics Inc.

20110255187 - Method and apparatus for pathlength adjustment in an optical system: A method and apparatus involve: routing first radiation and second radiation respectively having first and second wavelengths that are different along respective first and second optical paths; reflecting the first radiation with an optical component as the first radiation is traveling along the first optical path; and reflecting the second... Agent: Raytheon Company

20110255188 - Vehicle outside mirror device: The present invention has been made to achieve an object of securely attaching a push nut to a shaft. A vehicle outside mirror device according to the present invention is provided with: a push nut 37; a shaft 10; and an opening preventing portion 42. An engagement portion 25 is... Agent: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.

  
10/13/2011 > 47 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110249307 - Hologram and associated methods of fabrication thereof and use in security/authentication applications: A hologram (and related hologram element) contains and exhibits a holographic image when illuminated and viewed on angle and with the holographic image gradually fading when viewed increasingly off angle in 1st-3rd directions. This hologram also contains and exhibits a monochrome wash surface that obscures (partially or totally) the holographic... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20110249308 - Collinear holographic storage medium: In the specification and drawings, a collinear holographic storage medium is described and shown with a recording layer, wherein the lateral linear thermal expansion coefficient of the recording layer is substantially the same as the linear thermal expansion coefficient of the material of the recording layer.... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20110249309 - Compact holograhic human-machine interface: A method of recording an object image of a first hologram as a second hologram is provided. A first hologram is recorded at a first angle of reconstruction and a holographic recording medium is provided. An object beam is directed through the first hologram at the first angle of reconstruction... Agent: Holotouch, Inc.

20110249310 - Actuator, optical scanner, and image forming device: An actuator includes: a first oscillatory system including a frame-shaped driving member and a pair of first axial members holding the driving member from both ends so as to allow the driving member to rotate around an X-axis; a second oscillatory system including a movable plate provided inside the driving... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110249311 - Method and device for dynamically shifting a light beam with regard to an optic focussing the light beam: For dynamically shifting a light beam (7) with regard to an optic focussing the light beam to scan an object in a two-dimensional scanning range with the focussed light beam, at least two beam deflectors (26) are connected in series per each direction in which the light beam is to... Agent: Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum

20110249312 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus includes a light output unit that outputs light and a light scanning unit that includes at least one light reflection part reflecting the light output from the light output unit, and scans a display surface in a first direction at a first speed and scans the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110249314 - Electrochromic devices: Conventional electrochromic devices frequently suffer from poor reliability and poor performance. Improvements are made using entirely solid and inorganic materials. Electrochromic devices are fabricated by forming an ion conducting electronically insulating interfacial region that serves as an IC layer. In some methods, the interfacial region is formed after formation of... Agent: Soladigm, Inc.

20110249313 - Optically active glazing with overvoltage protection: The invention relates to a construction with an optically active glazing, whose optical properties can be varied by supplying electrical power, an electrical power source, which can be electrically connected to the optically active glazing via an electric circuit that contains a first pair of lines connected to the power... Agent:

20110249315 - Mechanical layer and methods of forming the same: This disclosure provides mechanical layers and methods of forming the same. In one aspect, an electromechanical systems device includes a substrate and a mechanical layer having an actuated position and a relaxed position. The mechanical layer is spaced from the substrate to define a collapsible gap. The gap is in... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110249316 - Electrophoretic display: i

20110249317 - Quasi-phase matched optical waveguide for preventing back conversion: A QPM waveguide includes an optical substrate having periodic domain-inverted regions and non-inverted regions which are arranged alternately, and a waveguide part passing through the domain-inverted regions and non-inverted regions. The substrate is divided into at least two sections each of which has a wave input facet and a wave... Agent: I Shou University

20110249318 - Regenerative laser amplifier: A laser amplifier system is presented including a pump regenerative amplifier. The amplifier generally has a cavity defined by a pair of end cavity mirrors between which an amplified pump pulse oscillates. The amplifier also includes an interaction cell with a tunable gain medium amplifies laser pulses (e.g., Raman gain).... Agent:

20110249319 - High-power laser system having delivery fiber with non-circular cross section for isolation against back reflections: An apparatus and method that provide optical isolation by permitting substantially all forward-propagating light into a delivery fiber from an optical amplifier and substantially preventing backward-traveling light from the delivery fiber entering the optical amplifier without the use of a conventional optical isolator. Eliminating the isolator improves efficiency and reduces... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20110249320 - High beam quality and high average power from large-core-size optical-fiber amplifiers: In some embodiments, the present invention provides an apparatus, method and use for improving and merging two existing techniques (core pumping and cladding pumping) to enable high-power fiber-laser systems having excellent beam quality while using large-core (LMA) step-index gain fibers at very high optical power, wherein the core pumping includes... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20110249321 - Signal and pump mode-field adaptor for double-clad fibers and associated method: A method and apparatus for mode-matching double-clad fibers. In some embodiments, a first fiber section that has a first core, wherein the first core has a first core diameter connects to a mode-field adaptor, wherein the mode-field adaptor includes a first portion having a central volume that has a substantially... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20110249322 - Nanowire-based opto-electronic device: Nanowire-based opto-electronic devices including nanowire lasers, photodetectors and semiconductor optical amplifiers are disclosed. The devices include nanowires grown from single crystal and/or non-single surfaces. The semiconductor optical amplifiers include nanowire arrays that act as ballast lasers to amplify a signal carried by a signal waveguide. Embodiments of the nanowire lasers... Agent:

20110249323 - Compensating optical coupler for visible and nir imaging: An optical system, in particular for endoscopic applications, is disclosed which uses wavelength-compensating optical components, in particular prisms, made of materials with different inter-element coatings and refractive indices to image significantly different wavelength-ranges (VIS and NIR) onto the same image plane of an image acquisition device, such as a CCD... Agent: Novadaq Technologies Inc.

20110249324 - Composite particles for optical bandpass filters: The present invention relates to composite polymeric particles for use as infrared reflectors in optical bandpass applications.... Agent:

20110249325 - Fluoropolymeric multilayer optical film and methods of making and using the same: A multilayer optical film is provided comprising first optical layers of a first fluoropolymeric material and second optical layers of a second fluoropolymeric material wherein at least a portion of the first layers and at least a portion of the second layers are in intimate contact... Agent:

20110249326 - Selective solar absorbent coating and manufacturing method: Selective solar absorbent coating and manufacturing method, with solar absorption and low emissivity properties. The coating comprises a substrate (1) of metal, dielectric or ceramic material, at least one highly reflective metal layer (2) in mid-far infrared applied to the substrate itself which provides low emissivity properties, a multi-layer structure... Agent: Abengoa Solar New Technologies, S.a.

20110249327 - Stage control device, stage control method and microscope: A stage control device including a position detection portion which detects a position deviation of a support plate relative to a reference position regulated by a convex portion provided in a stage, from an image of a scope including the support plate on which a sample is disposed and which... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110249328 - Dobsonian telescope apparatus, and methods of making and using same: A Dobsonian telescope apparatus having a first motor for rotating the telescope about a first axis, a second motor for rotating the optical tube assembly about a second axis, and a handheld control device. The first and second axes are perpendicular to each other. The apparatus avoids the erratic manual... Agent:

20110249329 - Screen, projector, and image display device: A screen includes; a plurality of layers including a diffusion layer that diffuses incident light; an elastic member that movably supports the diffusion layer with respect to an arbitrary holding part; and a driving unit that moves the diffusion layer in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of light... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110249330 - Rear projection dome: A seamless, shadowless, rear projection full dome imaging system comprising a 360° screen having a plurality of translucent screen sections, a rigid superstructure to which the screen sections are attached; clamping rings to hold the screen sections together; clamp arms to attach the screen sections to the superstructure, a transparent... Agent: Game Production Services, LLC

20110249331 - Method and arrangement for spatial display: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for spatial display, in particular to a display that can be perceived in three dimensions simultaneously by several viewers without viewing aids, also known as autostereoscopic visualization. With the invented method, bits of partial information from different views A(k) with k=1,... Agent: 3d International Europe Gmbh

20110249332 - Multilayer optical films having side-by-side mirror/polarizer zones: A reflective film includes interior layers that selectively reflect light by constructive or destructive interference, the layers extending from a first to a second zone of the film. In the first zone, the layers operate substantially as a reflective polarizer; in the second zone they operate substantially as a mirror.... Agent:

20110249333 - Retardation film, method of producing the same and display device: A retardation film is provided and is formed by laminating a thermoplastic norbornene resin film, an anchor layer, an alignment film and a phase difference layer in this order. In this retardation film, the anchor layer is formed by applying an anchor material including a tri-, or more-functional acrylate monomer... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110249334 - Internally patterned multilayer optical films with multiple birefringent layers: A reflective film includes interior layers that selectively reflect light by constructive or destructive interference, the layers extending from a first to a second zone of the film. The interior layers include a first set of layers composed of a first material and a second set of layers composed of... Agent:

20110249335 - Lens covering and cleaning apparatus: An apparatus including a cap adapted for covering, protecting and cleaning a lens of a device such as a scope of a firearm. The cap may be manipulated to clean the lens, such that when the cap is opened, the lens is clean, with the scope ready for use.... Agent:

20110249336 - 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: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110249337 - Optical diffusion film: Measurement reference lengths of length and width are set with respect to a convex structure, and an average of vertical distances between tip points and bottom points inside a measurement reference area is calculated as an average height. An average of horizontal distances between the tip points and bottom points... Agent: Suntecopt Corporation

20110249338 - Microfabricated member and method for manufacturing the same, and etching apparatus: A method for manufacturing a microfabricated member includes the steps of forming an inorganic resist layer on a stamper having a curved surface, exposing and developing the inorganic resist layer formed on the stamper, so as to form a pattern on the inorganic resist layer, and placing the stamper, which... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110249339 - Substrate, and display panel provided with substrate: A substrate for use in a display panel includes a transparent substrate and a light blocking layer which includes two layers of different optical densities. A low optical density layer that is one of the two layers of different optical densities which has a lower optical density is interposed between... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110249340 - Process for producing substrate provided with metal pattern and substrate provided with metal laminate: The present invention relates to a process for producing a substrate provided with a metal pattern by forming a pattern of a metal layer on a substrate using a laser light, the process including: a step of preparing a substrate in which the metal layer is formed on a surface... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited

20110249341 - Super light-field lens with doublet lenslet array element: Light field imaging systems, and in particular light field lenses that can be mated with a variety of conventional cameras (e.g., digital or photographic/film, image and video/movie cameras) to create light field imaging systems. Light field data collected by these light field imaging systems can then be used to produce... Agent: Pixar

20110249342 - Thermally compensating lens for high power lasers: A method for thermally compensating lenses in an optical system for high power lasers includes the steps of providing a fused silica lens to collimate a high power laser beam and positioning that lens in collimating relation to the laser beam. A focusing lens assembly is provided to focus the... Agent:

20110249343 - Lens system and display device: There is provided a lens system (10) that projects projected light onto a screen (6) and includes, in order from the screen (6) side thereof, a first lens (L11) that is a meniscus-type lens with negative refractive power and is convex on the screen (6) side; a second lens (L12),... Agent:

20110249344 - Variable magnification optical system for projection and projection-type display apparatus: e

20110249345 - Optical element: An optical element according to the present invention is an optical element including: a first light transmitting layer having a first sawtooth blazed surface 10, the first light transmitting layer including a plurality of first light-transmitting slopes 12 defining a first blaze angle α; and a second light transmitting layer... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110249347 - Imaging lens:

20110249348 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes, in this order from an object side, an aperture stop ST, a positive first lens L1, a negative second lens L2 having a meniscus shape that directs a convex surface on the object side near an optical axis, a positive third lens L3, a positive fourth... Agent:

20110249346 - Imaging lens assembly: This invention provides an imaging lens assembly including five lens elements with refractive power, in order from an object side toward an image side: a first lens with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, a second lens with negative refractive power, a third lens having a concave object-side... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20110249349 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus: i

20110249350 - Optical lens on wafer level and related method for forming the optical lens one wafer level: An optical lens on wafer level consists of a first optical component, a first spacer, a second optical component, at least a first via plug, and an adhesion material. The first spacer includes at least a first via plug passing through the first spacer, wherein the first optical component and... Agent:

20110249351 - Optical pickup actuator: There is provided an optical pickup actuator for actuating a lens holder having an object lens according to an interaction between coils and magnets. The optical pickup actuator includes a lens-seating portion formed on the lens holder to support the object lens and a lens guide portion protruding from the... Agent: Ionosep X Holdings L.L.C.

20110249352 - Spring plate, lens actuator having same, and related camera module: A spring plate includes a plate body having a through hole defined at the center thereof, and a terminal perpendicularly extending from the plate body. The plate body includes an outer closed-loop frame, an inner closed-loop frame, and spring parts interconnected between the outer closed-loop frame and the inner closed-loop... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110249353 - Intentionally buckled columns and columns with displacement controls that form optical shapes: Described herein are buckled structures useful for forming specific and precise optical shapes. For example, buckled structures are disclosed which have parabolic, near-parabolic, cylindrical, near cylindrical, conic section shapes, arcs and other non-sinusoidal optical curves. Also described herein are buckled structures including one or more restraints for forcing the structures... Agent:

  
10/06/2011 > 60 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification

20110242630 - Beam multiplier for multi-led lighting assemblies: A beam multiplier operates on lighting assemblies using light emitting diodes (LED) to make their appearance and their illumination field of regard more uniform. It uses holographic gratings to multiply the number of light beams emitted by the LEDs. Fixed or switched holographic gratings can be used in the construction... Agent:

20110242631 - Method and composition for producing optical elements having a gradient structure: A composition for producing optical elements having a gradient structure, particularly for holographic applications, is formed by a refractive index gradient. The composition is produced from one or more polymerizable and/or polycondensable monomers and at least one biological polymer. A potential difference is generated for the directed diffusion of the... Agent:

20110242632 - Quantum logic component and a method of controlling a qubit: A component comprising a qubit and a controller for said qubit, said component comprising a quantum dot and an excitation portion configured to produce a neutral exciton state in said quantum dot to form said qubit, the component further comprising a measuring unit to make an optical measurement relating to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20110242633 - Scanning optical apparatus: In a scanning optical apparatus, a third optical element is configured such that a first optical axis defined as an optical axis of an incident-side lens surface of the third optical element is inclined in a main scanning plane with respect to a normal line extending from a scanning center... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242634 - Scanning optical apparatus:

20110242635 - Head-mounted display: A head-mounted display includes a light source, a light scanner, an emitter, and a two-dimensional diffraction grating. The light source emits light having an intensity corresponding to an image signal. The light scanner performs two-dimensional scanning with the light emitted from the light source to produce image light. The head-mounted... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242636 - Shutter assembly with rotating magnet: A shutter assembly includes a base having a stop and a central aperture, a permanent magnet rotatably mounted on the base, and a shutter blade directly mounted on the magnet and configured to move between an open position exposing the aperture and a closed position blocking the aperture. The magnet... Agent: Va, Inc.

20110242637 - Color tone variable film, method of manufacturing the same, and electrochromic element obtained by the manufacturing method: The present invention provides a color tone variable film which is formed by a reaction of a cationic polymer containing a structural unit containing a positive ionic group in a side chain and a compound containing an acid group and a partial structure which can change color tone as a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110242639 - Method for accomplishing high-speed intensity variation of a polarized output laser beam: A method of accomplishing high-speed intensity variation of a polarized output laser beam includes securing an angle of light incidence sensitive optical element to a galvanometer system that provides high-speed transitioning of the angle of light incidence sensitive optical element between different angular positions. The high-speed transitioning provided by the... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.

20110242638 - Photonic structures and photonic devices: Photonic structures and photonic devices are provided. A photonic structure includes a three-dimensional photonic crystal and an actuator. The three-dimensional photonic crystal comprises an elastomeric, auxetic material and configured to provide a predetermined optical bandgap. The actuator is coupled to the three-dimensional photonic crystal and is configured to compress the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20110242640 - Electrophoretic display apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: An electrophoretic display apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The electrophoretic display apparatus includes a driving substrate, an electrophoretic display panel disposed on the driving substrate, a controller disposed on the driving substrate, and a conductive element. The electrophoretic display panel comprises a peripheral region and... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20110242641 - Pigment particles for electrophoretic display: The present invention is directed to an electrophoretic display fluid, in particular, pigment particles dispersed in a solvent or solvent mixture, and methods for their preparation. The pigment particles generated, according to the present invention, are stable in solvent under an electric field, have desired charge and charge density on... Agent:

20110242643 - Device for reducing time distortion generated in light pulses by a nonlinear optical frequency converter system: A device for reducing time distortion generated in light pulses by an optical frequency converter including at least one nonlinear optical component (4) having a nonlinear optical susceptibility χ of about 2 or 3, the converter being capable of receiving at least one incident pulse light beam (2), the incident... Agent: Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20110242642 - Terahertz wave generation device: A terahertz wave generating apparatus 2 includes an excitation light source 10, a transmission-type diffraction grating 32, a variable imaging optical system 61, and a nonlinear optical crystal 70. The transmission-type diffraction grating 32 inputs pulsed excitation light output from the excitation light source 10, and diffracts and outputs the... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20110242644 - High-speed multiplied signal generating method and device: The object is attained by the method for obtaining a multiple harmonic signal comprises, suppressing a different parity optical signal having parity different from fundamental optical signals; suppressing residual optical signals using an optical filter after suppressing the different parity optical signal; and obtaining the frequency difference component using the... Agent: National Institute Of Information And Communications Technology

20110242645 - System and method for controlling optical output of a frequency conversion device: A system and method for improving conversion efficiency of a difference frequency generator (DFG) and/or for outputting a desired shape of the output signal, where the method includes providing a pump source, modifying the pump pulse temporal shape for optimal DFG conversion efficiency, and providing the modified pump pulse to... Agent: Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.

20110242646 - Device for amplifying light pulses: The present invention relates to a device (1, 11) for amplifying light pulses (2, 12), the device comprised of a stretcher (4, 14) which temporally stretches the light pulses (2, 12), and comprised of at least one amplifier (5, 15) which amplifies the stretched light pulses (2, 12), and comprised... Agent: Friedrich-schiller-universitaet Jena

20110242647 - Reflector element for a solar heat refelctor and the method for producing the same: Reflector element (1) for a solar collector which comprises a not mechanically flexed monolithic glass pane (2) of heat treated glass which due to its enhanced resistance properties becomes self-supported without requiring the presence of any kind of frame member or device to maintain its shape at the normal utilization... Agent: Rioglass Solar, S.a.

20110242648 - Variable power optical system for stereomicroscope: An optical system including, in order from an object: a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having negative refractive power. The second lens group has, in order from... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110242649 - Wavefront measurement method, wavefront measurement apparatus, and microscope: A wavefront is measured with superior precision even if the density of scatterers in the vicinity of a focal plane is low. Provided is a wavefront measurement method including a contrast measuring step of measuring the contrast of an interference pattern corresponding to each part of a specimen containing a... Agent:

20110242650 - Multi-function turret knob: A turret knob comprises first and second adjustment members that are both adjustably positionable about an axis of rotation, and a slip/engagement member positioned between the first and the second adjustment members along the axis of rotation. The slip-engagement member is movable between three positions along the axis of rotation.... Agent:

20110242651 - Stereoscopic liquid crystal shutter glasses and stereoscopic image display system: According to one embodiment, stereoscopic liquid crystal shutter glasses include a left-eye liquid crystal shutter and a right-eye liquid crystal shutter. Each of the left-eye liquid crystal shutter and the right-eye liquid crystal shutter has a response time not more than 5 milliseconds. Each of the left-eye liquid crystal shutter... Agent: Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd.

20110242652 - Polarizing device for selectively blocking and transmitting radiation and method making same: An optical device (10) comprising two layers (12, 18), with each layer having a plurality of adjacent and substantially coplanar polarizing layer portions (14, 16), with any two adjacent ones of these polarizing layer portions having orthogonal polarization directions. These two layers are movable relative to one another such that... Agent:

20110242653 - Polarization converting color combiner: Optical elements, color combiners using the optical elements, and image projectors using the color combiners are described. The optical elements can be configured as color combiners that receive different wavelength spectrums of light and produce a combined light output that includes the different wavelength spectrums of light. In one aspect,... Agent:

20110242655 - Flat panel display including a glass window: A flat panel display apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a panel configured to display an image; a glass window covering the panel; and a polarizing film attached on a surface of the glass window, wherein the polarizing film is configured to prevent the scatter of broken... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.

20110242654 - Hardcoat layer-forming composition, optical film, production method of optical film, polarizing plate and image display device: A hardcoat layer-forming composition is provided and contains the following (a), (b), (c) and (d): (a) a leveling agent composed of a fluorine-containing polymer having a specific structure, (b) a carbonic acid ester solvent, (c) a compound having an unsaturated double bond, and (d) a photopolymerization initiator.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110242656 - Polarization conversion apparatus: Disclosed is a polarization conversion apparatus, the apparatus including a first optical device capable of angle-converting incident unpolarized light to allow a polarization direction to be emitted in mutually different first and second linear polarizations, an FEL (Fly Eye Lens) including first and second MLAs (Micro Lens Arrays) arrayed with... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20110242657 - Bi-layer adhesive for lens lamination: A method for laminating a film on to an optical article and a bi-layer adhesive for use in the method. The bi-layer adhesive includes a latex adhesive layer or a specific silane adhesive and an HMA layer sequentially disposed on the film and dried to form a solid layer of... Agent:

20110242658 - Film structure having inorganic surface structures and related fabrication methods: Methods and apparatus are provided for forming a smudge-resistant film structure that comprises a plurality of transparent inorganic surface structures overlying a transparent substrate. A method for forming the film structure comprises providing a transparent substrate and forming a plurality of transparent surface structures overlying the transparent substrate, wherein each... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20110242659 - Multi-pass optical cell with actuator for actuating a reflective surface: A multi-pass optical cell with an actuator for actuating a reflective surface is provided. In one preferred embodiment, an apparatus is provided comprising a first reflective surface, a second reflective surface, and a support structure supporting the first and second reflective surfaces. The support structure positions the first and second... Agent: Li-cor, Inc.

20110242660 - Direct derivative feedforward vibration compensation system: Methods and apparatus for providing vibration compensation using position measurements are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of compensating for vibrations of an object includes obtaining a plurality of position measurements associated with the object. The method also includes processing the plurality of position measurements... Agent:

20110242661 - waveguides: A projection display 210 arranged to display an image to an observer 212 use waveguide techniques to generate a display defining a large exit pupil at the point of the observer 212 and a large field of view, whilst using a small image-providing light source device. The projection display 210... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20110242662 - Anti-reflection structure and optical apparatus: The anti-reflection structure includes a graded refractive index layer that is disposed on a substrate and whose refractive index decreases as a distance from the substrate increases, and a homogeneous layer that is disposed on the graded refractive index layer and whose refractive index is homogeneous. The structure satisfies a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242663 - Space-based occulter: A space-based occulter is selectively movable between stowed and deployed configurations. A base hub has a longitudinally oriented center axis. A plurality of petals are provided, each petal extending radially outward from, and spaced radially apart from, the base hub when in the deployed configuration. Each petal has a hypergaussian... Agent:

20110242664 - Solar panel enabling the display of an image: An optical assembly configured to display an image on a solar panel covered on at least a part of its surface with a lenticular array, between which an image in the form of substantially equidistant parallel bands with a specific pitch is arranged. The lenticular array has a plane internal... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20110242665 - Imaging apparatus: A front curtain is biased by a biasing force so as to move from a third position on an optical path of an optical system to a fourth position at which the front curtain does not block a subject image being imaged by the optical system in a direction parallel... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110242668 - Head up display (hud)system with a service position for easy display assembly replacement: A head up display (HUD) system includes a housing, a display assembly, and a mechanical guide system. The housing contains optical and electronic components that support a head up display function. The display assembly is captured by the housing. The display assembly has a display element for conveying head-up display... Agent: Jabil Circuit, Inc.

20110242666 - Head up display device for vehicle: A head up display device includes a display, an optical system having a reflecting mirror, a motor, and a reduction gear mechanism having gears in engagement with each other. A stopper gear is further on a preceding side than the last gear in the mechanism. The stopper gear includes a... Agent: Denso Corporation

20110242667 - Interior rearview mirror assembly: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a prismatic reflective element with an attachment plate attached thereto, and a display-on-demand display disposed behind the prismatic reflective element and operable to display information for viewing through a transflective mirror reflector of the prismatic reflective element by a driver of... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20110242669 - Head up display device: A head up display device for a vehicle, includes a display, a reflective member, a stepping motor, and a control part. The reflective member reflects an image displayed by the display and projects the image onto a projection member, thereby displaying a virtual image. The stepping motor rotates the reflective... Agent: Denso Corporation

20110242670 - Waveguides: A waveguide 112 includes a substrate of material 134 having optical layers 148, 152 applied to two external surfaces 146, 150. This reduces the critical angle c5 of the substrate of material 134 to provide greater interaction between image bearing light following a light path 140 and a grating element... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20110242671 - Lens and method for manufacturing same: A lens including a lens portion having two opposite oblong surfaces at least one of which is a curved lens surface having a refractive power is disclosed. At both ends in a longitudinal direction of the lens portion, first and second flange portions are provided each of which tapers toward... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242672 - Lens and method for producing lens: A lens includes a transparent member, wherein the transparent member contains a plurality of polymers formed from organic monomers; the transparent member has a refractive index distribution due to the plurality of polymers; and particles having a lower thermal expansion coefficient than the transparent member are dispersed in the transparent... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242673 - Long-length lens: A lens includes a lens portion having two opposite oblong surfaces at least one of which is a curved lens surface having a reflective power. A cross-sectional area of the lens portion varies from a center toward each end in a longitudinal direction of the lens portion. A rib portion... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242674 - Long-length lens: A lens including a lens portion having first and second opposite oblong surfaces is disclosed. At least one of the first and second oblong surfaces of the lens portion is a curved lens surface having a reflective power. A rib portion is disposed at each of two opposite sides of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242675 - Zoom lens and optical apparatus: The zoom lens includes a first lens unit being disposed closest to an object and having a positive optical power, and at least one subsequent lens unit being disposed closer to an image than the first lens unit. The first lens unit is moved toward the object during variation of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242676 - Lens module and camera device having the same: The present disclosure relates to a lens module, the module including a first lens having a positive (+) refractive power and capable of moving for zooming operation; a second lens having a negative (−) refractive power; a third lens having a positive (+) refractive power and having an inflection point... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20110242677 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a first, a second, a third and a fourth lens groups that are arranged along an optical axis and from an object side to an image side in sequence. The refractive powers of the four lens groups are positive, negative, positive and positive, respectively. The first... Agent: A-optronics Technology Inc.

20110242678 - Motor driven optical apparatus: The optical apparatus including a motor to move an optical element, a position detector configured to detect a position of the optical element, a controller configured to control drive of the motor by using a position detection signal from the position detector, and a memory configured to store a reference... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242679 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel that enables to increase a degree of freedom for selecting positions of grooves on a cam barrel. A lens holding member holds a lens and has a follower part. A rectilinear barrel regulates relative rotation of the lens holding member and has a bayonet convex part. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242680 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel capable of keeping a stable zoom operation, increasing magnification of an image pickup apparatus with a simple configuration, and decreasing a camera thickness. A lens barrel is moved in an optical axis direction between a taking position and a retracted position to change magnification. A lens holding... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242681 - Lens barrel and imaging device: 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

20110242682 - Projection lens and projection-type display apparatus using the lens: e

20110242683 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus: An image pickup lens having the following disposed from an object side in the order listed below: a first lens having a negative meniscus shape with a concave surface on an image side, a second lens having a negative meniscus shape with a concave surface on the object side adjacent... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110242684 - Filter, image pickup lens, image pickup apparatus, and portable terminal device:

20110242685 - Projection lens and projection-type display apparatus using the lens:

20110242686 - Display device: A direct-viewing type display device 100a includes a display panel 100 having a display region 120 including pixels arrayed in a row direction and a column direction and a frame region 130 provided outside the display region, such that a first border line B1 and a second border line B2... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110242687 - Adjustable optical mount with locking devices and methods: An adjustable optical mount embodiment includes a first plate configured to mount an optical element and a second plate disposed adjacent the first plate with a pivot point between the plates. At least one adjustable threaded member has a contact end in contact with a rear surface of the first... Agent: Newport Corporation

20110242688 - Adjustable strobe reflector assembly: A strobe reflector that includes a reflective material and a support structure is provided. The support structure may be adjusted or moved into at least two distinct positions to provide two distinct shapes for the reflective material. The first position of the support structure shapes the reflective material in a... Agent: Simplexgrinnell Lp

20110242689 - Solar thermal collectors: A dish structure (10) has a virtual front surface, the front surface having a periphery, and a plurality of spaced apart non overlapping elongate front beams (16), each of which extends between two points on the periphery. Each front beam (16) has at least one mounting area (20) for receiving... Agent:

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