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11/24/2011 > 60 patent applications in 47 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110286063 - Agile optical phased array device and applications: A device that provides light beam switching, agile steering of the light beam over a range of angles, and generation of arbitrary wavefront shapes with high spatial and temporal resolution. The agile device can include a volume diffractive structure comprising Bragg planes having one refractive index and the Bragg planes... Agent: Vuzix Corporation

20110286064 - Ophthalmic device comprising a holographic sensor: An ophthalmic device which comprises a holographic element comprising a medium comprising a phenylboronic acid group and, disposed therein, a hologram, wherein an optical characteristic of the element changes as a result of a variation of a physical property of the medium, and wherein the variation arises as a result... Agent:

20110286065 - Interactive zoetrope for animation of solid figurines and holographic projections: A zoetrope configured for user interaction. The zoetrope includes an object support that pivotally supports a holographic disc or other projection element containing a plurality of images. A positioning mechanism rotates the holographic disc at a predetermined speed or positions the projection element in numerous positions. The disc or projection... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20110286066 - Method and device for scanning light: A method of scanning a light beam is disclosed. The method comprises scanning the light beam along a first axis and scanning the light beam along a second axis, such that a functional dependence of the scanning along the first axis is substantially a step-wave, and a functional dependence of... Agent: Elop Electrooptical Industries Ltd.

20110286067 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a light source; a scanning unit to deflect/scan a laser beam from the light source; an imaging optical system to focus the deflected and scanned laser beam to a scan-target surface; an electro-optic element to electrically change a refractive index thereof; a controller to control... Agent:

20110286068 - Static stray light removal for mems feed optics in a scanned beam display: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a scanned beam display comprises a light source to generate a light beam and a scanning platform to receive the light beam and to scan the light beam as a projected image. The scanned beam display further comprises first and second optics,... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20110286069 - Connecting structure for micromechanical oscillating devices: A connecting structure for micromechanical oscillating devices, in particular micromechanical oscillating mirrors. The connecting structure is at least indirectly connectable to a micromechanical oscillating structure, on the one hand, and to an elastic element, on the other hand, for measuring torsions of the micromechanical oscillating structure, and includes at least... Agent:

20110286070 - Mirror swing range control device of light scanning apparatus: The mirror swing range control device is capable of reducing a production cost of the control device and precisely adjusting a swing range of a mirror section. The mirror swing range control device comprises: a swing range detecting section for detecting a swing range of the mirror section swung by... Agent: Shinano Kenshi Kabushiki Kaisha

20110286071 - Tunable photovoltaic electrochromic device and module: A tunable photovoltaic electrochromic (PV-EC) device and module are provided. The device includes a transparent substrate, a thin film solar cell on the transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer located on the transparent substrate beside the thin film solar cell, an EC material covering an exposed surface of the transparent... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20110286073 - Dual display: A dual display is disclosed, including a first substrate and a second substrate comprising a plurality of pixels, wherein each pixel comprises a plurality of subpixels. The first substrate comprises a reflective region and a transmissive region for each subpixel, and a first color fluid is movable by an electric... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20110286072 - Method and structure capable of changing color saturation: Various embodiments include an interferometric modulator device configured to provide improved saturation. In some embodiments, saturation is improved by optically matching the impedance of two materials with different refractive indices using a multilayer having a refractive index gradient. In various embodiments, the thickness one or more of the layers in... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110286075 - Adaptive mirror and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to an adaptive mirror based on a ceramic substrate having a corresponding reflector and piezoelectric actuators, a cooling device being integrated in the substrate. The invention likewise relates to a method for the production of such mirrors. The mirrors according to the invention are used for the... Agent:

20110286074 - Device for inserting information into the finder beam path of a motion picture camera: A device for inserting information into the finder beam path of a motion picture camera comprising an imaging optics and a DMD chip are arranged with a multiplicity of micromirrors that are arranged in the form of a grid and can be swiveled under electronic control. One portion of the... Agent:

20110286077 - Display device: A display device includes a display panel, a barrier layer, and a sealant. The display panel includes a backplane and a frontplane disposed on the backplane, wherein the frontplane includes a plurality of frontplane sidewalls. The frontplane sidewalls at least include a first frontplane sidewall and a second frontplane sidewall,... Agent:

20110286082 - Electro-optic display with edge seal: Various types of edge seals for protecting electro-optic displays against environmental contaminants are described. In one type of seal, the electro-optic layer is sandwiched between a backplane and a protective sheet and a sealing material extends between the backplane and the protective sheet. In other seals, the protective sheet is... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20110286081 - Electronically addressable microencapsulated ink and display thereof: A system of electronically active inks is described which may include electronically addressable contrast media, conductors, insulators, resistors, semiconductive materials, magnetic materials, spin materials, piezoelectric materials, optoelectronic, thermoelectric or radio frequency materials. We further describe a printing system capable of laying down said materials in a definite pattern. Such a... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20110286076 - Electrophoretic display device: The present invention in one aspect relates to a solar cell formed on a substrate, a bottom electrode member formed on the solar cell, an electrophoretic display panel formed on the bottom electrode member, having a plurality of electrophoretic cell structures spatially arranged in a matrix form, each electrophoretic cell... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20110286080 - Electrophoretic media, and materials for use therein: An electrophoretic medium comprises a continuous phase and a discontinuous phase. The discontinuous phase comprises a plurality of droplets, each of which comprises a fluid and at least one charged particle disposed within the fluid and capable of moving through the fluid upon application of an electric field to the... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20110286078 - Full color electrophoretic display device: A system for displaying images is provided. The system includes a display device including a display device having a pixel unit array. Each pixel unit is constituted by a first sub-pixel and a second sub-pixel adjoined thereto. The first sub-pixel includes a plurality of first charged colored particles and a... Agent: Chimei Innolux Corporation

20110286079 - Pumped pixel display: A display element, comprising an enclosure containing, in use, a fluid containing a plurality of particles, the enclosure having at least one transparent surface and first and second regions, wherein the second region has a greater area of visibility through the transparent surface than the first region; and driving electrodes... Agent: Cambridge Lab On Chip Limited

20110286083 - Backside illuminated semiconductor light-receiving device, optical receiver module, and optical transceiver: Provided is a backside illuminated semiconductor light-receiving device enhancing a frequency characteristic without deteriorating assembling operability. The light-receiving device includes a rectangular substrate; a light receiving mesa portion formed on a center portion of one side on a front surface of the substrate and includes a PN junction portion; a... Agent: Opnext Japan, Inc.

20110286084 - Raman amplifier: A Raman amplifier includes a semiconductor laser and an optical amplification fiber connected to an optical transmission fiber used for transmitting optical signals. In the Raman amplifier, excitation light emitted from the semiconductor laser is introduced into the optical amplification fiber while excitation light is incident on the optical transmission... Agent:

20110286085 - Optical amplifier: An optical amplifier includes an input port, an output port, an amplification medium, a light source, a monitor, and a controller. The amplification medium with which doped an rare-earth element for optical amplification is allocated on an optical path between the input port and the output port. The light source... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110286086 - Multi-layer sheet for use in electro-optic displays: A multi-layer film, useful as a front sub-assembly in electro-optic displays, comprises, in this order: a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer (114); a light-transmissive first protective layer (112); a light-transmissive moisture barrier layer (108); and a light-transmissive second protective layer (106). This multi-layer film can be used in forming an electro-optic display... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20110286087 - Projection optical system and projection type display using the same: A luminous flux optically modulated by an image display device is projected to be magnified on a screen by a projection optical system includes: a first optical system having a positive first lens group including eight lenses, a negative second lens group including three lenses, and a third lens group... Agent:

20110286088 - Projection optical system and projection type display using the same: A luminous flux optically modulated by an image display device is projected to be magnified on a screen by a projection optical system includes: a first optical system having a positive first lens group including eight lenses, a negative second lens group including three lenses, and a third lens group... Agent:

20110286089 - Mini-scope for multi-directional imaging: A mini-scope for multi-directional imaging is disclosed. The mini-scope includes an elongated mini-scoped body. An emissions aperture is disposed on the distal end of the elongated mini-scope body, which can be configured to emit a beam of optical energy propagating through a flexible optical conductor. A selective mirror is also... Agent: Sterling Lc

20110286090 - Linking of microscopes for analysis of objects comprising tool marks: There is provided a method for analyzing at least one object under a first microscope and a second microscope concurrently by linking the two microscopes together. Movement of one microscope will result in movement of the other. This is done by computing a transformation to link a first coordinate system... Agent: Forensic Technology Wai Inc.

20110286091 - Microscope system and observation control method: A microscope system and observation control method. An electric zoom consecutively changes a magnification for a sample. A revolver includes a plurality of objective lenses of different magnifications and switches the objective lens placed in an observation optical path to intermittently change the magnification for the sample. A control section... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110286092 - Integral photography sheet by total reflection: Disclosed therein is a beautiful and clear three-dimensional sheet, which includes a lens array formed on one side of a plastic sheet and having a plurality of hemispherical convex lenses arranged in columns and rows and embossed or engraved patterns formed on the other side of the plastic sheet by... Agent:

20110286093 - Using 3d eyewear technology to view one series of images from multiple series of images: A group of viewers use eyewear to restrict viewing to a single series of images from the multiple series of images displayed independent of other groups of viewers. The eyewear may use any of the following techniques to restrict viewing to a single series of images; active shutter, polarization, wavelength... Agent:

20110286094 - Wire-grid polarizer and process for producing the same: A wire-grid polarizer 10 comprising a light-transmitting substrate 14 having a plurality of ridges 12 formed in parallel to one another at certain pitches Pp through respective flat portions 13 disposed between adjacent ridges 12, each of the ridges having a width gradually reduced from a base portion to a... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited

20110286095 - Multilayer optical films having side-by-side polarizer/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 provide a first reflective polarizer characteristic, and in a second zone the layers provide a substantially... Agent:

20110286096 - Automotive exterior mirror heater control: An exterior rearview mirror system suitable for use on a vehicle includes an exterior rearview mirror assembly, a mirror heating element and a control. The mirror assembly includes a mirror head portion mountable to a side of a vehicle and a reflective element supported at the mirror head portion. The... Agent: Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.

20110286097 - Retroreflective article: In a retroreflective article including a number of cube corner retroreflective elements formed in a closely packed manner on a common plane (plane Sc), each of the cube corner retroreflective elements having three reflective lateral surfaces (surface a, surface b and surface c) that have three edge lines (HD, HE... Agent: Nippon Carbide Industries Co., Inc.

20110286098 - Marker for a navigation system: A marker for a navigation system for determining the spatial position (e.g., of a surgical instrument), said marker including a retroreflective ball (12). A retroreflective surface (13) of the ball (12) is protected by a dimensionally stable, translucent or transparent shell (14) in such a way that the reflected image... Agent:

20110286099 - Lens driving device, autofocus camera and camera-equipped mobile terminal: In the lens driving device of the present invention, at least two second coils are disposed at a 90 degree interval in a circumferential direction of a first coil wound around an outer circumference of a lens support in the circumferential direction, at least four magnets are provided at an... Agent: Shicoh Co., Ltd.

20110286100 - High-precision monolithic optical assemblies and methods for fabrication and alignment thereof: High-precision monolithic optical assemblies are formed using low-cost standard optical components, such as wedge plates and/or wedge second surface mirrors. By rolling and/or shifting the components relative to each other with matched optical surfaces in contact, a precise alignment solution is found for a particular optical assembly. The resulting arrangement... Agent:

20110286101 - Beam forming device for laser diode arrays: A device forms laser radiation which has partial beams interspaced in a first direction that is perpendicular to the direction of propagation of the laser radiation, especially for forming laser radiation which is emitted by a laser diode bar. The device contains a plurality of reflective surfaces on which at... Agent: Limo Patentverwaltung Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110286102 - optical adaptor: An optical adaptor is disclosed for use in combination with an optical imaging system. The adaptor is specifically configured so that when it is positioned within the optical path between an object and the imaging system, the adaptor corrects the field curvature of the imaging system so as to produce... Agent: Qioptiq Limited

20110286103 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus having the zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power, a fourth lens unit having a positive or negative... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110286105 - Enhanced variable power zoom lens: The present invention is directed to provide an enhanced variable power zoom lens that is lightweight as a whole, and especially, has its focusing lens optics reduced in weight so as to relieve of a load on a focusing drive system, and that has its anti-vibration lens optics reduced in... Agent:

20110286104 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same: A zoom lens including, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens group including a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, an image side lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the distance between the first lens group... Agent:

20110286106 - Enhanced variable power zoom lens: The present invention is directed to provide an enhanced variable power zoom lens that has focusing lens optics reduced in weight so as to relieve of a load on a focusing drive system, and that has its anti-vibration lens optics reduced in both diameter and weight so as to relieve... Agent:

20110286107 - Enhanced variable power zoom lens: An enhanced variable power zoom lens is lightweight in whole and in part, especially, having its focusing lens optics reduced in weight so as to relieve of a load on a focusing drive system, and having its anti-vibration lens optics reduced in both diameter and weight so as to relieve... Agent:

20110286108 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith, and method for manufacturing zoom lens: A zoom lens ZL installed in an electronic still camera 1 and the like 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... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110286109 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same: A zoom lens including, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, an image side lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the distance between the first lens group... Agent:

20110286110 - Lens barrel and imaging device: The lens barrel has a first lens unit that is disposed at the object side and changeable between a first state, a spacing of the lenses is a predetermined spacing, and a second state, the spacing of the lenses is narrower than in the first state; a second lens unit... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110286111 - Lens barrel, image pickup device, and lens barrel manufacturing method: A lens barrel includes a fourth lens, a prism, and a sixth lens. The fourth lens receives a light flux incident along a first optical axis. The prism includes a reflecting surface reflecting the light flux passing through the fourth lens to a direction along a second optical axis intersecting... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110286112 - Objective optical system: An objective optical system includes, in order from an object side, a negative-powered first lens, an aperture stop, a positive-powered second lens, and a third lens, wherein: a surface of the first lens which is closest to an image side is a concave surface turned toward the image side; a... Agent:

20110286113 - Lens barrel, image pickup device, and lens barrel manufacturing method: A lens barrel includes a fourth lens, a prism, and a sixth lens. The fourth lens receives a light flux incident along a first optical axis. The prism includes a reflecting surface reflecting the light flux passing through the fourth lens to a direction along a second optical axis intersecting... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110286114 - Lens barrel, image pickup device, and lens barrel manufacturing method: A lens barrel includes a fourth lens, a prism, and a sixth lens. The fourth lens receives a light flux incident along a first optical axis. The prism includes a reflecting surface reflecting the light flux passing through the fourth lens to a direction along a second optical axis intersecting... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110286115 - Lens barrel, image pickup device, and lens barrel manufacturing method: A lens barrel includes a fourth lens, a prism, and a sixth lens. The fourth lens receives a light flux incident along a first optical axis. The prism includes a reflecting surface reflecting the light flux passing through the fourth lens to a direction along a second optical axis intersecting... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110286116 - Macro lens: The present invention is directed to an inner focusing macro lens that has a large aperture ratio as expressed by 2.5 or even smaller in F-number and still remains compact, and that is adapted to compensate for spherical aberration, astigmatism, and comatic aberration during photographing throughout the entire object distance... Agent:

20110286117 - Camera lens for industrial camera: A camera lens for use in an industrial camera for enabling the industrial camera to calculate the length and height of an object focused by the industrial camera and the distance between the focused object and the industrial camera is disclosed to include a cylindrical lens holder, and a lens,... Agent:

20110286118 - Lens module and wafer level lens module manufacturing apparatus: Example embodiments are directed to a lens module manufactured from a wafer and a wafer level lens module manufacturing apparatus. The wafer level lens module manufacturing apparatus to mold lenses on a wafer provided with lens holes includes a first master substrate and a second master substrate disposed such that... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110286119 - Lens barrel, imaging device and manufacturing method thereof: A lens barrel and imaging device with a low likelihood of optical characteristics being degraded by an impact from a fall or the like may be provided. A lens barrel including: a retention member that retains an optical system; and a first guide shaft that guides the retention member to... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110286120 - Optical lens snap attachment: An optical apparatus is provided that directs, diffuses, magnifies or otherwise alters light. The optical apparatus may include a lens that can be physically attached to a circuit board without glue, adhesive tape, or melting. The optical apparatus can be snapped onto the circuit board. The optical apparatus may then... Agent:

20110286121 - Node, apparatus, system and method regarding a frame support for solar mirrors: A node for a solar frame including an elongate portion having a channel extending through it in which a structural element is disposed or a solid elongate portion on to which a structural element is disposed. The node comprises a fin extending radially outward from the elongate portion where at... Agent: Werner Extrusion Solutions LLC

20110286122 - Method and system for dual resolution translation stage: A dual resolution translation stage includes a stage assembly operable to receive an optical element and a low resolution adjustment device mechanically coupled to the stage assembly. The dual resolution stage also includes an adjustable pivot block mechanically coupled to the stage assembly. The adjustable pivot block includes a pivot... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

  
11/17/2011 > 42 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110279878 - Systems and methods for shear-corrected digital hologram acquisition: Systems and methods for shear-corrected digital hologram acquisition, wherein the shear-corrected geometry is highly suited for two (or more) color operation with either broadband or laser illumination. An apparatus for shear-corrected recording of a spatially heterodyne hologram with broad-band or laser illumination includes: an illumination source; a beamsplitter optically coupled... Agent:

20110279879 - Image forming apparatus: An image forming apparatus that is configured so as to display an image by scanning light for a drawing area formed on a display surface includes: a light emitting unit that emits the light; an optical scanning unit that two-dimensionally scans the light emitted from the light emitting unit for... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110279880 - Laser projector having safety lens for audience scanning: A laser light projector includes a laser beam generated by a laser light source, a scanner associated with the laser light source and having one or more moving mirrors capable of scanning the laser beam along X-Y coordinates, a scan-fail monitor and a safety-lens. The safety-lens includes at least one... Agent:

20110279881 - Image reading lens and image reading apparatus using image reading lens: Provided is an image reading lens to be used for reading image information of an original. The image reading lens includes an anamorphic lens having at least one anamorphic surface with an aspherical shape which is rotationally asymmetric about an optical axis. The anamorphic lens has a non-arc shape in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110279882 - Optical power source modulation system: A system for delivering optical power over an optical conduit includes at least one optical power source delivering multiple optical power forms, at least one of the optical power forms being a modulated optical power form. The system includes an optical power receiving device that is directly driven by the... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware

20110279883 - Polarizing photochromic articles: Provided are photochromic articles that include a substrate, a primer layer that includes a first photochromic compound, and a photochromic-dichroic layer over the primer layer that includes a photochromic-dichroic compound. The first photochromic compound and the photochromic-dichroic compound each are selected such that the photochromic-dichroic compound has an absorbance of... Agent: Transitions Optical, Inc.

20110279884 - Electrochromic display element: An electrochromic display element including a display substrate, at least one display electrode, a counter electrode, a counter substrate, at least one electrochromic layer in contact with the display electrode, and an electrolyte layer between the electrochromic layer and the counter electrode, wherein the electrolyte layer contains a matrix resin... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20110279885 - Multicolor display optical composition, optical device, and display method of optical device: The present invention provides a multicolor display optical composition comprising a dispersion medium, a periodic structure having a porous structure inside communicated with the outside, and mobile particles contained in the dispersion medium so as to be movable and having a volume average primary particle diameter from 1 nm to... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20110279886 - Autofocus imaging apparatus: An autofocus imaging apparatus (200) for three-dimensional imaging on a surface of a flexible media mounted on a cylindrical drum (104) includes a carriage (210) which moves parallel to a surface of the drum and an imaging stage (208) mounted on the carriage. The imaging stage includes a displacement sensor... Agent:

20110279887 - Self-collimator planar spectroscopy shaping device for chirped-pulse-amplification: A self-collimator planar spectroscopy shaping device for chirped pulse amplification (CPA): uses a spectrum decomposing system with CTSI construction, a spectrum synthesizing system with CTSI structure that is symmetrical to the decomposing structure, and a spectrum shaping system including an aperture and a planar reflector for spectrum shaping function design.... Agent:

20110279888 - Multicore transmission and amplifier fibers and schemes for launching pump light to amplifier cores: An optical transmission and amplification system includes a multichannel transmission span with a length of a multicore transmission fiber having a plurality of individual transmission cores. A first tapered multicore coupler provides connectivity between the plurality of transmission cores of the multicore fiber and a respective plurality of individual transmission... Agent: Ofs Fitel, LLC

20110279889 - Spectra shaping scheme for chirped pulse amplification: A spectrum shaping scheme for chirped pulse amplification (CPA): uses a spectrum decomposing system with CTSI construction, a spectrum synthesizing system with CTSI structure that is symmetrical to the decomposing structure, and a spectrum shaping system including an aperture and a planar reflector for spectrum shaping function design. The scheme... Agent:

20110279890 - Method and device for illuminating a sample in a laser microscope: The invention relates to a method and a device for illuminating or irradiating an object, a sample (8), or the like, for the purpose of imaging or analysis, particularly for use in a laser microscope (1), preferably in a confocal microscope having a laser light source (2) emitting the illuminating... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20110279891 - Optical fiber amplifier: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical fiber amplifier capable of suppressing oscillation of ASE. The optical fiber amplifier includes a second amplifier fiber 30 doped with a rare earth element; a second pumping source 26 that supplies pump light to the second amplifier fiber 30;... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.

20110279892 - Illuminating device for an operating microscope: The present invention relates to an illuminating device for an operating microscope comprising two observation beam paths (152, 154) for a first observer (main surgeon) and two observation beam paths (156, 158) for a second observer (assistant), having an illuminating system (102; 106a, 108a) for providing two parallel illuminating beam... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag

20110279893 - Laser scanning microscope: The present invention relates to a laser scanning microscope (10) for scanning a sample, the microscope having focusing means (15) having a focal plane (29) and comprising at least one optical element for focusing a laser beam (13), drive means (18) for displacing the at least one optical element of... Agent: Femtonics Kft.

20110279894 - Optical sight: An optical sight is provided and may include: a housing; at least one prism supported by the housing; an optical device disposed on the prism and including a longitudinal axis; and an illumination device associated with the optical device and operable to supply the prism with light via the optical... Agent: Trijicon, Inc.

20110279895 - Polarizing film, polarizing plate, method of preparing the polarizing film and organic light-emitting apparatus including the polarizing plate: A polarizing film, a polarizing plate, a method of preparing the polarizing film, and an organic light-emitting apparatus including the polarizing plate.... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.

20110279896 - Vehicle rear viewing device: A vehicle rear viewing device includes a rear under view mirror provided to face an inner surface of a rear windshield and capable of reflecting an area below and behind a vehicle to an occupant in an interior of the vehicle. A marker indicator is to allow the occupant to... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110279897 - Cover unit and mobile terminal including the same: A cover unit includes a first cover that is movable between a cover position and an exposed position. A second cover slidably is movable in a direction perpendicular to its visible surface. A cover moving mechanism moves the second cover, wherein, when the first cover is at the cover position,... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.

20110279899 - Correction-lens-moving voice coil motor, anti-vibration device, interchangeable lens unit and optical apparatus: A voice coil motor for moving a correction lens comprising a magnet unit comprising a pair of yokes and at least one permanent magnet for defining a magnetic gap, and a coil disposed in the magnetic gap, to cause the relative linear movement of the magnet unit and the coil... Agent: Tokina Co., Ltd.

20110279898 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens, including: a first lens unit; a second lens unit; a magnification-varying system including two or more lens units; and a fourth lens unit, in which: the fourth lens unit includes: a forth lens first unit having a negative refractive power; a forth lens second unit having a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110279900 - Optical films and methods of making the same: Films for optical use, articles containing such films, methods for making such films, and systems that utilize such films, are disclosed.... Agent:

20110279901 - Multilayer filter and fluorescent microscope using the same: A multilayer filter includes a multilayer part in which a layer composed of a first material and a layer composed of a second material having a refractive index different from that of the first material are stacked in an alternating pattern. The multilayer part has a cyclic film-thickness structure in... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110279902 - System and method for reducing environmental effect on verifying content displayed on an electronic visual display: An electronic display may include a screen including an outer perimeter and front surface. A housing may include a trim ring that surrounds the outer perimeter and extends in front of the front surface of the screen. An optical sensor shield may be is positioned at least in part in... Agent:

20110279903 - Optical beam bundle combiner for multiple laser arrays: One or more combiner elements are disclosed for optically combining multiple laser beam bundles, either extra-cavity or intra-cavity to the laser generating array chips, to form higher density bundles of parallel laser beams. The combiner elements can be shared between two or more array chips and include a form of... Agent: Trilumina Corporation

20110279904 - Lens and molding die: Provided are a high NA lens wherein defects caused in a molding process can be controlled, and a mold which can be used to mold such a lens. As a lens (OE) has a first end area (OE11b) and a second end area (OE21b) which do not overlap with each... Agent:

20110279905 - Arcuate liquid meniscus lens: The present invention relates generally to an arcuate liquid meniscus lens, some specific embodiments include a liquid meniscus lens with a front curve arcuate lens and a back curve arcuate lens. Embodiments may also include a lens of suitable size and shape for inclusion in a contact lens.... Agent:

20110279906 - Variable magnification optical system and imaging apparatus: e

20110279907 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens and an image pickup apparatus are disclosed. The zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, 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... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110279908 - Image forming optical system and image pick up apparatus using the same: An image forming optical system includes in order from an object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, which includes an aperture stop, a third lens group having a negative refractive power, and a fourth lens group having... Agent:

20110279909 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus equipped with same:

20110279911 - Imaging lens:

20110279910 - Photographing optical lens assembly: This invention provides a photographing optical lens assembly comprising, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a concave image-side surface,... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20110279912 - Lens having circular refractive power profile: A lens having a circular refractive power profile such that at least one semi-meridian, located between semi-meridians having the minimum and the maximum refractive power of the lens, has a discrete refractive power which is between the minimum and the maximum refractive power of the lens.... Agent:

20110279913 - Optical lens and lens unit using the same: An annular inclined surface is formed on an edge portion of a first plastic lens in such a manner that the inclined surface surrounds a concave surface formed in a second surface of the first plastic lens. The inclined surface reflects unwanted light reflected by the concave surface so as... Agent: Kantatsu Co., Ltd

20110279915 - Optical element and optical unit using the same: An optical element of the present invention is provide with a first surface which is formed on the front-object side and upon which light from the front-object side is incident, a second surface formed on the image side, and a third surface which is formed between the first surface and... Agent:

20110279914 - Optical element unit: An optical element unit is provided comprising an optical element group for projecting light along an optical axis of the optical element group and a housing having an inner housing part partly defining a first space and a light passageway between the inner housing part and a second space. The... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20110279916 - Shape memory alloy actuation apparatus: An SMA actuation apparatus comprises a camera lens element supported on a support structure by a plurality of flexures. An SMA wire at an acute angle to the movement axis and a biassing element are connected between the support structure and the movable element. A component of the force applied... Agent: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited

20110279917 - Exterior mirror element with wide angle portion: A mirror reflective element suitable for use in an exterior rearview mirror assembly of a vehicle includes a glass substrate and a principal reflector portion and an auxiliary wide angle curved portion. The auxiliary wide angle curved portion has a curved recess established at a region of the rear surface... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20110279918 - Concentrating solar energy collector: Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide electricity or a combination of heat and electricity are disclosed herein.... Agent: Skywatch Energy, Inc.

20110279919 - Method for manufacturing a micromechanical component, and micromechanical component: A method for manufacturing a micromechanical component is described, including the steps of: forming a first etch stop layer on a base substrate, the first etch stop layer being formed in such a way that it has a first pattern of through-cutouts; forming a first electrode-material layer on the first... Agent:

  
11/10/2011 > 39 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110273755 - Dynamically reconfigurable holograms: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to systems that can be used as holograms and can be electronically controlled and dynamically reconfigured to generate three-dimensional motion picture images. In one embodiment, a dynamically reconfigurable hologram (1200) comprises a phase-control layer (1202) including a two-dimensional array of phase-modulation pixels (1212).... Agent:

20110273754 - Holographic memory device and reproduction/recording method: An optical beam with the same amplitude distribution and phase distribution as those of the signal beam used for recording is radiated to the hologram recording medium via an optical system of the signal beam prior to reproduction so that the optical beam with the amplitude and phase of the... Agent: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110273756 - Dynamically reconfigurable holograms with chalcogenide intermediate layers: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to dynamically reconfigurable hologram comprising a phase-modulation layer and an intensity-control layer. The phase modulation layer comprises an electronically programmable erasable negative index material crossbar. The crossbar includes a first layer of approximately parallel nanowires (502) and a second layer of approximately parallel... Agent:

20110273757 - Optical image-capturing apparatus: Light beams from light sources 1, 2 are scanned by a galvano mirror 10a to illuminate a predetermined portion 15b of an object to be observed 15 via an objective lens 14. The reflected light from the object is re-scanned by the galvano mirror 10a to obtain a two-dimensional image... Agent: Kowa Company Ltd.

20110273758 - Etalon with temperature-compensation and fine-tuning adjustment: An etalon has an effective cavity length that can be tuned to compensate for temperature-dependent frequency shift and/or for random variations in the manufacturing process. The effective cavity length of an etalon is adjusted by changing the orientation of a tuning plate positioned in the etalon cavity. A screw adjustment... Agent:

20110273759 - Light control device and light control method: A light control device 1 includes a light source 10, a prism 20, a spatial light modulator 30, a drive unit 31, a control unit 32, a lens 41, an aperture 42, and a lens 43. The spatial light modulator 30 is a phase modulating spatial light modulator, includes a... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20110273761 - Dc-dc converter, electrophoretic display device, and electronic apparatus: A DC-DC converter includes a body circuit that performs a first operation of outputting an input voltage inputted from one end to another end based on a control signal, and a second operation of boosting the input voltage and outputting the input voltage boosted through the other end; and a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110273760 - Display device: A display device includes a display panel, a barrier layer, a protective layer, a first optical adhesive layer and a second optical adhesive layer. The barrier layer is disposed above the display panel. The protective layer is disposed above the barrier layer. The first optical adhesive layer with a first... Agent: Au Optronics Corp.

20110273762 - Electrooptic crystal and device: An electro optic crystal arrangement in particular comprising or for use in or as a laser modulator suitable for use in an intracavity modulator for a CO2 laser such as a Q-switched pulsed CO2 laser, and the use of such a crystal arrangement in an electro optic device such as... Agent: Kromek Limited

20110273763 - Cavity-enhanced parametric amplification at full repetition rate: Seed light pulses and pump light pulses are generated; the seed light pulses are preferably chirped; and both are directed into an enhancement cavity at a full repetition rate. The enhancement cavity defines a closed optical path that contains a nonlinear medium that provides phase matching at a wavelength different... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20110273764 - High power and high gain fiber amplifier: A device for amplifying optical signals propagating in optical fibers comprising a double cladding fiber amplifier having multiple gain stages, a port for coupling pump light into the double cladding fiber amplifier, and a double cladding fiber coupler for splitting the coupled pump light between the gain stages of the... Agent: United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of Army

20110273765 - Semiconductor optical amplifier and optical amplification apparatus: A semiconductor optical amplifier includes a semiconductor substrate, a lower cladding layer formed on the semiconductor substrate, a light absorption layer and an optical amplification layer formed on the lower cladding layer, and an upper cladding layer formed on the light absorption layer and the optical amplification layer. The band... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110273766 - Multi-pass amplifier architecture for high power laser systems: A main amplifier system includes a first reflector operable to receive input light through a first aperture and direct the input light along an optical path. The input light is characterized by a first polarization. The main amplifier system also includes a first polarizer operable to reflect light characterized by... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20110273767 - Movable objective lens assembly for an optical microscope and optical microscopes having such an assembly: A movable objective lens assembly that includes an infinity-corrected objective lens providing the microscope with an optical field of view. The assembly permits the imaging of a specimen under investigation over an area of the specimen much larger than the field of view of the objective lens without moving the... Agent: Microbrightfield, Inc.

20110273768 - Tunable multiple laser pulse scanning microscope and method of operating the same: A tunable multiple laser pulse scanning microscope and a method of operating the same is described, applying two pulsed laser beams with distinct wavelengths incident on a scanning spot of a sample to be imaged simultaneously or at a specific time delay. The microscope comprises at least two pulsed laser... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20110273769 - Display panel, display device, and terminal device: A display panel, a display device, and a terminal device, which can achieve a high image quality by decreasing deterioration of the image quality that may be caused due to combining a reflection plate including an uneven structure with an image distributing device, are provided. The display panel includes a... Agent: Nec Lcd Technologies, Ltd.

20110273770 - 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:

20110273771 - Optical element: An optical element includes a substrate including a first surface and metal structure group including a plurality of metal structures, the metal structures being arranged on the first surface in a two-dimensionally isolated manner. Light is incident on the metal structure group in an oblique manner with respect to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110273772 - Beam splitter/combiner and method therefore: An optical component is disclosed having a lens including a further optical component therein. The further optical component acts upon light propagating within a portion of the lens but not on light propagating within a second other portion of the lens. A simple configuration involves a lens having a slot... Agent: Viscore Technologies Inc.

20110273773 - Three-dimensional screen protector: Screen protectors for electronic devices have been available for some time. Some small touch screen devices have dedicated soft keys on a certain portion of the screen. Soft keys are representations of physical buttons on the screen. Since the devices are generally very small, it is often difficult for the... Agent:

20110273774 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110273775 - Diffractive optical element and optical device: A diffractive optical element includes a first optical member including a first diffraction grating; and a second optical member including a second diffraction grating and arranged so that the second diffraction grating faces the first diffraction grating. Inorganic particulates are dispersed in the second optical member. An inorganic particulate volume... Agent:

20110273776 - Zoom lens system, optical apparatus and method for manufacturing zoom lens system: Including, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having positive power; a second lens group G2 having negative power; a third lens group G3 having positive power; a fourth lens group G4 having negative power; and a fifth group G5 having positive power, an aperture stop... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110273777 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes: a barrel ring fixedly or movably supporting a plurality of lenses arrayed in an optical axis direction; a first holding ring movably holding the barrel ring in the optical axis direction; an operating ring rotatably supported by the first holding ring; a second holding ring which... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110273778 - Optical assembly, method for assembling an optical assembly, system for securing optical elements of an optical assembly and a spring for securing optical elements of an optical assembly: A monolithic frame for optics used in interferometers where the material of the monolithic frame may have a substantially different coefficient of thermal expansion from the beamsplitter and compensator without warping, bending or distorting the optics. This is accomplished through providing a securing apparatus holding the optics in place while... Agent: Ftrx LLC

20110273779 - Optical device and associated methods: An optical device includes a transparent substrate, a first replicated refractive surface on a first surface of the substrate in a first material, and a second replicated refractive surface on a second surface, opposite the first surface, and made of a second material, different from the first material. The material... Agent:

20110273780 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus:

20110273781 - Lens barrel, camera and mobile information terminal: A lens barrel including a telescopic cylinder configured to be accommodated within a fixed frame; a plurality of lens groups configured to be retained in the telescopic cylinder; a lens driving device configured to drive the plurality of lens groups along a longitudinal axis of the telescopic cylinder between a... Agent:

20110273782 - Lens barrel and imaging device: A lens barrel having an image forming optical system including a first optical system and a second optical system which is moveable independently from the first optical system, a first driving portion which drives the first optical system during a magnification changing operation of the image forming optical system, and... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110273783 - Array of concentrating lenses and method of manufacture: The method described provides a unique solar energy concentrating structure. This structure is intended to be employed in conjunction with complementary high efficiency solar cell elements to produce solar electric power. In its usual embodiment it contributes to a system of exterior window concentrators and solar cells that provide good... Agent: Pvoptix

20110273784 - Optical system: An optical system for viewing a front object and a generally side object comprises, sequentially from the front object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive index, a second lens group including a reflective-refractive lens, an aperture stop, and a third lens group having a positive refractive index.... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110273785 - Lens barrel: A first tilt unit that is to abut a first tilt receiving unit of a rotating member is provided at a peripheral portion of a first lens frame. A second lens frame moves in a direction parallel to the optical axis, integrally with an adjustable diaphragm by a protrusion passing... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20110273786 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes lens groups, lens retaining frames retaining the lens groups, respectively, between a collapsed state and a photographic state are moved toward an object side, a movable cylinder retaining the plurality of lens retaining frames therewithin, and a driving mechanism to move the lens retaining frames. The... Agent:

20110273787 - Apparatus for compensating an imaging lens: An imaging system (400) includes an imaging lens (116) prone to temperature changes which leads to changes in the imaging focus position of the imaging lens. A temperature sensor (404) configured to monitor the temperature of the imaging lens. An imaging lens adjustment element (120) attached to the imaging lens... Agent:

20110273788 - Lens barrel and image-taking apparatus: A lens barrel according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a fixed barrel, a movable member that is movable relative to the fixed barrel, a flexible circuit board that is bent in a U-shape and hangs between the fixed barrel and the movable member, and a flexible circuit... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110273789 - Linear motor with integral position sensor: Systems and methods for a linear motor having an integrated position sensing of the anchor of the motor are disclosed. An integrated position sensing of the anchor is achieved by sensing the inductance of one or more coils driving the anchor. The anchor comprises at least one permanent magnet. The... Agent: Digital Imaging Systems Gmbh

20110273790 - Unfolding film-type radiation reflector: The invention relates to space engineering, and can be used for space radio, television and telephone communications, as well as illuminating ground objects at night from space. The inventive unfolding film-type radiation reflector comprises a framework consisting of pneumatic tubes and cells, a film reflecting surface connected to the framework... Agent:

20110273791 - Catoptric objectives and systems using catoptric objectives: In general, in one aspect, the invention features an objective arranged to image radiation from an object plane to an image plane, including a plurality of elements arranged to direct the radiation from the object plane to the image plane, wherein the objective has an image side numerical aperture of... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20110273792 - Optical designed pattern and structure capable of reflecting light: An optical designed pattern is disclosed. The optical designed pattern comprises a plurality of screen dots; whereby a combination of a size of each screen dot, an arranging pitch of each screen dot, and a line width of each screen dot is provided to give the plurality of screen dots... Agent:

  
11/03/2011 > 52 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20110267665 - Apparatus and method for recording fresnel holograms: An apparatus for producing a hologram of an object includes a light source that emits an incoherent electromagnetic wave toward the object, and a masking device configured to display a mask, receive the incoherent electromagnetic wave emitted toward the object, mask the received incoherent electromagnetic wave according to the displayed... Agent: Celloptic, Inc.

20110267663 - Holographic image projection method and holographic image projection system: Provided is a hologram-image projection method including a step of setting three-dimensional position information in a specimen for a plurality of focal points where laser light is to be focused via an objective lens; a step of performing reverse ray tracing from the individual focal points to an entrance pupil... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110267664 - Method for preparing a hologram recording medium: Two original images to be recorded are prepared as data (S10). A plurality of unit regions, each having an adequate area to record interference fringes of visible light, are defined and positioned on a hologram recording surface (S20). A gradation pattern, with which appearance probabilities of two record attributes gradually... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20110267666 - Apparatus and method for displaying transmission and reflection holograms: There is herein described apparatus and methods for displaying holograms. At least one aspect of the invention is to provide a compact and self-contained lighting system for a display hologram, which can produce high quality images and which is substantially insensitive to stray light.... Agent: Ceres Imaging Limited

20110267667 - Tir switched flat panel display: A flat panel display uses pixels (2060) that are turned on or off by the enabling or disabling total internal reflection, TIR, of a light guide (2010). A reflective surface (2070) directs the switched light towards the viewer. An optional mask may be employed to provide extremely high contrast ratios... Agent:

20110267668 - Display apparatus and methods for manufacture thereof: Display devices incorporating shutter-based light modulators are disclosed along with methods of manufacturing such devices. The methods are compatible with thin-film manufacturing processes known in the art and result in displays having lower power-consumption.... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20110267669 - Light adjusting apparatus: The light adjusting apparatus includes two substrates (an upper substrate and a lower substrate), out of which, one has an aperture, a spacing portion which regulates a distance between the two substrates, at least one incident-light adjusting unit which has a shaft member which becomes a center of rotation, and... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110267670 - Bias point control circuit for externally modulated transmitter: Methods and apparatuses for controlling a bias point voltage for an external optical modulator are provided. A control loop is used to adjust a bias signal applied to an external modulator by determining unwanted signals at a predetermined frequency received by an optical receiver of the control loop and accounting... Agent:

20110267671 - Combining multiple laser beams to form high repetition rate, high average power polarized laser beam: Two pulsed lasers (14) or sets of lasers propagate beams of pulses (20) having orthogonally related polarization states. A beam combiner (24) combines the orthogonal beams to form a combined beam propagating along a common beam path (16) to intersect an optical modulator (30) that selectively changes the polarization state... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.

20110267672 - Lamination of electrochromic device to glass substrates: Electrochromic device laminates and their method of manufacture are disclosed.... Agent: Sage Electrochromics, Inc.

20110267673 - Sealants and conductive busbars for chromogenic devices: This invention discloses conductive busbars and sealants for electrooptic devices including electrochromic mirrors and windows. The conductive busbars are formed from materials comprising nanoparticles, and the sealants comprise of additives that promote a two phase morphology and use of adhesion promotion additives with crosslinkers. Methods to deposit busbars and then... Agent: Ajjer LLC

20110267674 - 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.

20110267675 - 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.

20110267676 - Method and system for hybrid integration of an opto-electronic integrated circuit: An opto-electronic integrated circuit (OEIC) includes an SOI substrate, a set of composite optical transmitters, a set of composite optical receivers, and control electronics disposed in the substrate and electrically coupled to the set of composite optical transmitters and receivers. Each of the composite optical transmitters includes a gain medium... Agent: Skorpios Technologies, Inc.

20110267677 - Thermally responsive crystalline colloidal arrays: A thermally responsive material comprising an ordered periodic array of particles received in a substantially nonaqueous matrix composition. The material diffracts radiation in a first wavelength band when the material is at a first temperature and the material diffracts radiation in a second wavelength band when the material is at... Agent: Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

20110267678 - Variable spectral filter apparatus: A variable spectral filter apparatus has a filter support rotatable about a single axis of rotation and has at least first and second transmissive spectral filters, each spectral filter having a filter width defined by its first and second edges, wherein the filter width is orthogonal to the axis. The... Agent: Semrock, Inc.

20110267679 - Light modulating device and laser processing device: A light modulating device (101A) comprises a reflective SLM (107) for modulating a laser beam (Lr) entering along a first optical path extending in a first direction; a dielectric multilayer film mirror (106), formed on a light transmitting member (105) transparent to illumination light (Li), for reflecting the laser beam... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20110267680 - Electroactive optical device: An optical device includes a soft polymer film having a first and second surface. A first compliant electrode is connected to the first surface and a second compliant electrode is connected to the second surface. A rigid optical element is connected on the first and/or second surface or integrated into... Agent: Optotune Ag

20110267681 - Optical wavelength conversion device, and coherent light source using same: The invention relates to an optical wavelength conversion device adapted to receive at least one first pump beam (λ1) as an input and emitting a different wavelength output beam (λS), which includes: an optical cavity (CE); an optically non-linear medium (CNL) placed inside the optical cavity; and a control system... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

20110267682 - Proximity coupled athermal optical package comprising laser source and compound facet wavelength conversion device: Particular embodiments of the present disclosure bring an SHG crystal, or other type of wavelength conversion device, into close proximity with a laser source to eliminate the need for coupling optics, reduce the number of package components, and reduce package volume. According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, an... Agent: Corning Incorporated

20110267683 - System and method for monitoring in-situ processing of specimens using coherent anti-stokes raman scattering (cars) microscopy: System and method are disclosed for in-situ monitoring of a specimen while undergoing a defined process. The system includes a processing system adapted to perform the defined process on the specimen, and a coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy system adapted to in-situ monitor the specimen. In another aspect, the... Agent: Newport Corporation

20110267684 - Light blocking plate, lens module having same, and method for making same: An exemplary light blocking plate includes a flat plate-like light pervious member, and a blocking and shielding layer formed on the light pervious member. The blocking and shielding layer includes a top surface facing away from the light pervious member, a bottom surface facing the light pervious member, and a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110267686 - Optical body, optical body manufacturing method, solar shading member, window member, interior member, and fitting: An optical body includes a first optical layer, a second optical layer having an incident surface on which light is incident, and a reflecting layer sandwiched between the first and second optical layers, wherein the first optical layer includes a plurality of convex or concave structures formed on or in... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110267685 - Plasma ion assisted deposition of mo/si multilayer euv coatings: The disclosure is directed to multilayer Mo/Si coatings for reflective mirrors used in extreme ultraviolet lithographic systems and to a method of making such mirrors using plasma ion assisted deposition (PIAD) techniques. The coating are deposited on a substrate suitable for EUV lithography, and are Mo/Si coating consisting of 40-100... Agent:

20110267687 - Optical system and image projecting apparatus using the same: The optical system includes: a first optical group which performs a zoom function using a first movable lens, a second optical group which performs a focus function using a second movable lens, and a third optical group which performs a wide angle function by reflecting light passing through the first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110267688 - Microscopy method and microscope with enhanced resolution: Method for enhancing the resolution of a microscope during the detection of an illuminated specimen and a microscope for carrying out the method, wherein in a first position, an illumination pattern is generated on the specimen, the resolution of which is preferably within the range of the attainable optical resolution... Agent:

20110267689 - Image display apparatus: The stereoscopic image display apparatus of this invention includes an upper light source unit 29 having a pair of light sources 33 and 35 and a lower light source unit, which are arranged between a reflection unit 17 with an elliptical mirror 15 having one focus f1 on the side... Agent: Eizo Nanao Corporation

20110267690 - Binocular apparatus and system: A binocular display system that provides minimum occlusion of a user's field of vision such that the occluded area is primarily filled with an image displayed to the user.... Agent:

20110267691 - Azo compound and dye polarizing film containing the same: b

20110267692 - Image blur correction apparatus and image pickup unit having image blur correction apparatus: An image blur correction apparatus according to the present invention includes a base, a movable holding member, a support mechanism that supports the movable holding member to be movable within a plane vertical to an optical axis of a lens, a driving means for driving the movable holding member, a... Agent:

20110267693 - Method of manufacturing diffraction lens: A novel manufacturing method for a diffraction lens, whereby aperture and eccentricity effects can be suppressed and any multi-focusing effect can also be obtained in a more stable manner. A synchronous structure is set up where at least two reliefs whose first order diffracted lights give respective focal distances different... Agent: Menicon Co., Ltd.

20110267694 - Optical film: An optical film includes a light transmissive substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto, strip protrusions on the first surface, and protruding structures on crest lines of the strip protrusions. Each strip protrusion has two strip surfaces. Each protruding structure has a protruding end protruding from... Agent: Coretronic Corporation

20110267696 - Imaging device: besides, a denotes the distance between the optical axis of the imaging element and the light-shielding area, IH denotes the largest image height in predetermined directions which go from the optical axis of the imaging element toward the light-shielding area and in which the distance between the optical axis of... Agent:

20110267695 - Shade assembly for a display panel: A shade assembly for a display panel is provided. The shade assembly includes a frame having a plurality of elongate support members. Each support member has a flange on a first end thereof for being receivably engaged in a recess defined in the panel. A cover is slideably received by... Agent: Smallhd, LLC

20110267697 - Anti-glare surface and method of making: A glass article including: at least one anti-glare surface having haze, distinctness-of-image, surface roughness, and uniformity properties, as defined herein. A method of making the article having an anti-glare surface includes, for example, forming a protective film on selected portions of at least one surface of the article; contacting the... Agent:

20110267698 - Anti-glare surface treatment method and articles thereof: A glass article including: at least one anti-glare surface having haze, distinctness-of-image, surface roughness, and uniformity properties, as defined herein. A method of making the glass article includes, for example, depositing sacrificial particles on a surface of the article; and contacting the resulting particulated surface with an etchant. A display... Agent:

20110267699 - Face shield for led display screen: A face shield for a light-emitting diode (LED) display screen is provided, which comprises a base and an appearance surface arranged on the base. The appearance surface comprises a plurality of high shading edges, a plurality of low shading edges, and a plurality of light-absorbing black slits formed between the... Agent: Shenzhen Aoto Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110267701 - Diffractive head-up display device provided with a device for adjusting the position of the virtual image: A diffractive head up display device that includes a projection unit that uses a display to project an image through a projection window of an image mask, and towards a diffractive combiner. The display and the mask are moveable at right angles to the axis of the projection light beam,... Agent:

20110267700 - Vehicle display system or projection display for a motor vehicle, and calibration method: A vehicle display system comprises a display device and an optical system for generating a virtual image for a user. Correction means distorts image information after the optical system is traversed to display the virtual image with reduced distortion. The optical system comprises at least one element that can be... Agent: Johnson Control Technology Company

20110267702 - Head up display system: The head up display system (1) comprises a housing (5) installed within a dashboard panel (3) of the vehicle and provided with an open end (5o), a light emitting display device (12) placed in an opposite end of the housing remote from the open end to emit a display light,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110267703 - Fluidic lens with manually-adjustable focus: A fluidic lens may have a reservoir at least partially bounded by a first optical surface and a second optical surface. A fluid fills a volume of the reservoir. A piston is configured to contact a portion of the first or second optical surface from outside the reservoir. One or... Agent: Holochip Corporation

20110267704 - Zoom lens for projection and projection-type display apparatus: f

20110267705 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus equipped with same: An image forming optical system has a positive lens group disposed closer to its object side than an aperture stop, and the values of θgF1 and other constants of at least one lens LA included in the positive lens group fall within three ranges including a range bounded by the... Agent:

20110267706 - Lens apparatus: Provided is a lens apparatus including: an image pickup optical system including a focus lens and a zoom lens; a focus detector for detecting a focus state of the image pickup optical system; a defocus amount calculation unit for calculating a defocus amount based on a result of a detection... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110267707 - Imaging lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith, and method for manufacturing imaging lens: An imaging lens including, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power; and a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, a position of the first lens group G1 being fixed with respect to an image plane, the second lens group G2... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110267708 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus includes in order from an object side a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a negative refractive power. The fourth... Agent:

20110267709 - Imaging lens, imaging device, and mobile terminal: The present invention provides an image pickup lens, an image pickup apparatus, and a mobile terminal. The image pickup lens includes a lens group. The lens group includes a lens substrate which is a parallel flat plate, and lenses are formed on an object side surface and image side surface... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.

20110267710 - Lens barrel and optical device: A lens barrel comprises barrier blades that open and close in a directional orthogonal to an optical axis; an optical system retention frame that includes a first surface along a direction orthogonal to the axis, the optical system retention frame retaining the optical system and movable with respect to the... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110267711 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a lens frame which is movable while supporting a lens; and a restriction portion configured to restrict movement of the lens frame by contacting the lens frame. The lens frame and the restriction portion contact each other at a plurality of points.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110267712 - Lens drive unit, lens barrel and imaging apparatus: l

20110267713 - Mirror: Mirrors according to the present invention comprise a glass substrate (1) having a front surface (10) and a rear surface (11), said rear surface (11) carrying, in order, a silver coating layer (2) and at least one base paint layer (3); they are characterised in that the glass substrate (1),... Agent: Agc Glass Europe

20110267714 - Novel compound, polymerizable composition, color filter, and method of producing the same, solid-state imaging device, and planographic printing plate precursor: Provided is a photopolymerizable composition that is highly sensitive to light having wavelengths of 365 nm and 405 nm, and is capable of forming a curable film that can suppress deterioration in physical properties of the film due to heat-aging. The photopolymerizable composition include: (A) an oxime polymerization initiator which... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

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