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Optical: systems and elements December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/11

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12/29/2011 > 66 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories.

20110317233 - Optical device, image display apparatus and head-mounted display unit: Disclosed herein is an image display apparatus, including: a light source; and a scanning section adapted to scan a light beam emitted from the light source; the scanning section including (a) a first mirror, (b) a first light deflection section, (c) a second mirror, and (d) a second light deflection... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110317234 - Scanning optical apparatus: In a scanning optical apparatus including a single lens configured to convert a beam deflected by a polygon mirror into a spot-like image on a scanned surface, an angle β2 [deg] formed in a main scanning plane between the first optical axis and the second optical axis of the opposite... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317235 - Composite scanning mirror systems: In some aspects, the present disclosure is directed to, among other things, a device. The device may include a mirror with a first material and a pivoting system with a second material. The fracture toughness of the second material may be at least 20 M-Pa(m1/2). The pivoting system may be... Agent:

20110317237 - 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.

20110317238 - Method and apparatus for optical phase modulation: A method of phase modulating optical radiation by the steps of phase modulating the optical radiation by using a modulator having an extinction ratio in order to provide a multilevel phase shift key signal, and applying to each optical pulse a phase-shift having an absolute value depending on the extinction... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated

20110317236 - Reflective display device: A reflective display device including: a substrate; a reflective layer on the substrate and configured to reflect light incident on the reflective layer; a color filter layer on the reflective layer; and an optical shutter layer on the color filter layer. Each pixel of a plurality of pixels of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110317239 - Coating composition and optical article: [Means for Solution] The coating composition comprises (A) a fine granular metal oxide containing titanium oxide and (B) a fine granular metal oxide containing titanium oxide having dissimilar properties as selected by a specific light irradiation test and, further, contains (C) an epoxy group-containing organosilicon compound such as γ-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane, (D)... Agent:

20110317240 - Flexible electrochromic devices, electrodes therefor, and methods of manufacture: An electrochromic fiber or fabric is disclosed. The fiber or fabric includes a flexible, electrically conductive fiber, wherein the fiber comprises a non-electrically conductive organic polymer coated with an electrically conductive polymer; and; a layer comprising an electrochromic material disposed on and surrounding the flexible, electrically conductive fiber; wherein the... Agent: University Of Connecticut

20110317241 - Vehicle rearview mirror with spotter mirror: An exterior rearview mirror element including a front element having a first front surface and a second rear surface. A cross-section of the second rear surface defines a first line. A rear element includes a third front surface and a fourth rear surface. Electrochromic material is located between the front... Agent:

20110317242 - Vehicular rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating these elements: The present invention relates to improved electro-optic rearview mirror elements and assemblies incorporating the same.... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20110317243 - Electrically controllable device having uniform coloring/bleaching over the entire surface: A device including a multilayer stack of: a first substrate having a glass function; a first electronically conductive layer with an associated current lead; an electroactive system; a second electronically conductive layer with an associated current lead; and a second substrate having a glass function. Each of the electronically conductive... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20110317244 - Chromatic element and chromatic display device using the same: A chromatic element includes a sealed enclosure, a first heating element, a chromatic material layer, and a second heating element. The sealed enclosure includes an upper sheet and a lower sheet, and defines a room between the upper sheet and the lower sheet. The upper sheet is semitransparent. The first... Agent: Tsinghua University

20110317246 - Display device having an electrode partially covering a picture element: An optical switch, e.g. a display cell based on layer displacement or layer break up having at least two different states, in which one of the fluids e.g. oil in a first state adjoins at least a first support plate and in the second state the other fluid at least... Agent: Samsung Lcd Netherlands R&d Center B.v.

20110317245 - System and method for false-color sensing and display: A system and method for determining humidity based on determination of an offset voltage shift are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for determining humidity comprises an electromechanical device comprising a first layer, a second layer, and a dielectric between the two layers, wherein the dielectric is spaced apart from... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110317247 - Projection apparatus: There is provided a projection apparatus including a light source, a micromirror element which tilts a plurality of micromirrors arranged in an array +A° or −A° (A>0) separately from an array surface to form a light image with light components reflected by the plurality of micromirrors, an illumination optical system... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20110317250 - Display device: In a device for displaying images by application of an electric field to a charged substance, a structure for reducing afterimages and a method for manufacturing the structure are provided. The device is a display device which includes a plurality of pixel electrodes and a charged layer (a layer including... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20110317249 - Display device and electronic apparatus: A display device includes a display layer provided with a cell in which first particles, second particles, and third particle with colors different to each other are contained, a front side electrode provided on the front side of the display layer, and a first and second back side electrodes provided... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110317248 - Electronic paper display device and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed herein are an electronic paper display device, including: a first electrode; a barrier rib layer disposed on the first electrode and defining a plurality of cell regions; a second electrode facing the first electrode and disposed on the barrier rib layer; a twist ball floated in a dielectric solution... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110317252 - Electrophoretic display apparatus and spacing layer: An electrophoretic display apparatus includes a bottom substrate, an electrophoretic layer, a color filter substrate and a spacing layer. The bottom substrate has a drive circuitry layer, and the electrophoretic layer is disposed on the drive circuitry layer of the bottom substrate. The color filter substrate is disposed above the... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20110317251 - Reflective display apparatus: A reflective display apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a display layer and a light shielding layer. The first substrate has a driving circuit layer and the second substrate has a transparent electrode layer opposite to the driving circuit layer. The display layer is disposed between the driving... Agent: Prime View International Co., Ltd.

20110317253 - Poly(ferrocenyl)silane based polymer, method of preparing the same, and film including the poly(ferrocenyl)silane based polymer: Provided are poly(ferrocenyl)silane based network polymers, methods of preparing the same, and films including the poly(ferrocenyl)silane based network polymers. The network polymers have a steric network structure and are prepared by using a simplified process.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110317254 - Nonlinear optical device using noncentrosymmetric cubic materials for frequency conversion: This invention is directed to a new class of nonlinear optical device (NLO). For this purpose, in one aspect of this invention, a nonlinear optical device including a first nonlinear optical grating is presented. According to one version of the invention, the first nonlinear optical grating comprises a plurality of... Agent:

20110317255 - Transmission apparatus and transmission system: An optical transmission apparatus includes an optical amplifier configured to amplify a wavelength-division multiplexed signal light using an amplifying medium doped with a rare earth ion, a first optical transmitter configured to output a wavelength of a dual-polarization-multiplexed signal to a short wavelength side of an amplification band of the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110317256 - Master oscillator-power amplifier drive laser with pre-pulse for euv light source: A device is described herein which may comprise an optical amplifier having a gain band including wavelengths λ1 and λ2, with λ1≠λ2; a pre-pulse seed laser having a tuning module for tuning a pre-pulse output to wavelength λ1; a main pulse seed laser generating a laser output having wavelength, λ2;... Agent: Cymer, Inc.

20110317257 - Glass products with anti-reflection properties and methods for the production and use thereof: Anti-reflection glass, of a smooth and smooth tact, with an aspect that does not reflect light and pleasant at sight and glass products made therefrom are disclosed and described. Such products may in some aspects have characteristics defined by values of transmittance, absorbance, reflectance, roughness and a series of micrographs... Agent:

20110317258 - Microscope, in particular laser scanning microscopre: Microscope, particularly laser scanning microscope, for optical detection of light radiation excited in a specimen, having a detection beam path for detecting spectral components of the light radiation in a plurality of detection channels, wherein the light radiation arrives at a variable longpass filter or shortpass filter from which reflected... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microlmaging Gmbh

20110317260 - Autofocusing device for microscopes and suitable autofocus aperture stops: The present invention relates to an autofocus aperture stop (5, 6) in a triangulating autofocusing device (21) for a microscope (40), wherein the autofocus aperture stop (5, 6) comprises at least one diaphragm opening (3, 4) with which a measuring beam pencil (34) used for the autofocusing and running in... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20110317259 - Microscope and focusing method: Disclosed herein is a microscope, including: an illumination optical system; a first image creation optical system; a second image creation optical system; an illumination-field-diaphragm focus adjustment section; and a characteristic-quantity computation block, wherein the illumination-field-diaphragm focus adjustment section adjusts the image creation position for the illumination field diaphragm on the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110317261 - Light source device and stereoscopic display apparatus: A light source device includes: a light-guiding plate having a first inner reflective surface and a second inner reflective surface which faces the first inner reflective surface, the second inner reflective surface including a transparent region which causes total internal reflection of the first illumination light and allows the second... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110317262 - Optical film and stereoscopic display using the same: An optical film used in a display panel is provided. The display panel has a number of pixels. The optical film includes a condenser lens array layer and a prism array layer. The condenser lens array layer, disposed in front of the pixels, includes a number of condenser lenses and... Agent: Benq Materials Corp.

20110317263 - Antireflection film, polarizing plate and image display utilizing the same: An antireflection film is provided and includes at least one layer containing fine pores. When a surface portion of the antireflection film comes into contact with water for 15 minutes and then the water is wiped away, the surface portion has a chromaticity change ΔE of 0.45 or less, the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110317264 - Imaging device and optical device: An imaging device includes a laminated member, a vibration member, a driving portion. The laminated member is arranged to face an image pick-up portion that is configured to obtain an image from an optical system. The laminated member includes a plurality of light transmissive layers that are laminated each other.... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110317265 - Retroreflective sheeting including cube corner elements: The present disclosure is directed to lamina(e) comprising cube corner elements, a tool comprising an assembly of laminae and replicas thereof. The disclosure further relates to retroreflective sheeting.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110317266 - Image stabilizing device and camera: An image stabilizing device of the present invention includes: a correction lens holding member 405 to which a correction lens G3 included in an optical system of a camera is fixed; a holding member 408 that holds the correction lens holding member so that the correction lens holding member is... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110317267 - Telephoto zoom lens:

20110317268 - Zero-order diffractive pigments: The present invention relates to pigments comprising or consisting of a layer made of a material with an index of refraction that is higher than the index of refraction of the adjacent material by at least 0.25; whereas said layer has a zero-order diffractive micro-structure; whereas said layer acts as... Agent: Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechnique Sa-recherche Et Developpement

20110317269 - Releasable metalized embossed transfer film: A releasable transfer film is suitable to provide a metalized embossed composite onto a paper substrate without a release layer between the composite and a polymeric carrier layer. The transfer film includes a polymeric base layer, an embossing material layer and a metal layer. The transfer film is bonded to... Agent: Toray Plastics (america) Inc.

20110317270 - Antireflection film, method for manufacturing antireflection film, and display apparatus: The present application aims to provide an antireflection film having low reflectivity and suppressing glare. In at least one example embodiment, the antireflection film includes a surface that includes a moth-eye structure including multiple projections. Apexes of any two adjacent projections are apart from each other by a distance not... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317272 - Display apparatus, display unit, electronic equipment, mobile electronic equipment, mobile telephone, and image pickup apparatus: In a display which includes a plurality of light exit point groups, and a plurality of lenses which project the plurality of light exit point groups, the light exit point group includes at least one light exit point, and each lens is disposed such that an image of the light... Agent:

20110317271 - Optically variable devices, security device and article employing same, and associated method of creating same: An optically variable device (“OVD”) with an integral image system that includes a focusing element and an array of micro-objects which, when viewed through the focusing element, changes in appearance depending on the relative location from which the OVD is observed. A security device including the OVD and methods for... Agent: Opsec Security Group, Inc.

20110317273 - Head-up display device: A head-up display device according to the invention includes a projector that projects an image to be displayed on a windshield of a vehicle; a housing that accommodates the projector and has an opening portion on a pathway of a projection light that is projected from the projector; a transmissive... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20110317274 - Coupling device for detachably connecting an eyepiece of an endoscope optical system with a camera lens: A coupling device for detachably connecting an eyepiece of an endoscope optical system with a camera lens includes a receptacle for the eyepiece, attachment means for securing the eyepiece in the receptacle, and a manually activated handle arranged on the outside for releasing the attachment. The attachment means are controlled... Agent: Richard Wolf Gmbh

20110317275 - Metamaterials: One exemplary metamaterial is formed from a plurality of individual unit cells, at least a portion of which have a different permeability than others. The plurality of individual unit cells are arranged to provide a metamaterial having a gradient index along at least one axis. Such metamaterials can be used... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20110317276 - Optical element and optical apparatus: In a gradient-index optical element, there is a difference in an abnormal partial dispersion characteristic of a medium between a position on an optical axis of the radial gradient-index optical element and a position on an effective beam diameter.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317277 - Lens with conical frustum meniscus wall: The present invention relates generally to an arcuate liquid meniscus lens with a meniscus wall. Some specific embodiments include a liquid meniscus lens with a meniscus wall essentially in the shape of a conical frustum. Embodiments may also include a lens of suitable size and shape for inclusion in a... Agent:

20110317278 - Zoom lens, imaging apparatus, and method for manufacturing zoom lens: A zoom lens including, from an object: a front group having negative power; and a rear group having positive power, the rear group including, from the object, a positive lens, a negative lens having a concave surface facing the object, a cemented positive lens constructed by a negative lens and... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110317279 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an enlargement side to a reduction side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, which is stationary for variation of magnification, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, which moves for variation of magnification, a third lens unit having... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317280 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the 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 rear lens group including one or more... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110317281 - Imaging lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith, and method for manufacturing imaging lens: The imaging lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power; and a second lens group having the positive refractive power, the first lens group being fixed with respect to an image plane, the second lens group being moved toward the object side... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110317282 - Imaging lens, optical apparatus equipped therewith and method for manufacturing imaging lens: An imaging lens SL installed in a single-lens reflex digital camera includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1, and a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power. The first lens group G1 includes, in order from the object side, a first lens component L11... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110317283 - Led light converting resin composition and led member using the same: Disclosed are an LED light converting resin composition, and an LED member using the same. The LED light converting resin composition comprises 20˜99 wt % of transparent resin, 0.8˜60 wt % of a lighting color converting fluorescent substance, and 0.2˜20 wt % of a light diffusing bead with an average... Agent:

20110317284 - Image forming optical system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same: It is preferable that an image forming optical system 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 negative refractive power, and a subsequent lens group having a... Agent:

20110317285 - Image-forming lens, and imaging apparatus and information device using the image-forming lens: An image-forming lens includes, from an object side to an image side in order: a first lens group; an aperture; and a second lens group with a positive refractive power, the first lens group including, from the object side in order: a first F lens group with a negative refractive... Agent:

20110317286 - Imaging device with focused illumination: An imaging system comprising a parabolic reflector having a base and defining a first axis, a light source disposed proximate the base essentially along the first axis, an imaging device comprising a zooming lens having a second axis, the imaging device being disposed in front of the light source along... Agent: Envirosight LLC

20110317287 - Drive device, lens part, and camera module: A drive device capable of engaging a drive shaft and a part holding the drive shaft with a suitable force without accompanying increase in the size of the drive device. The drive device includes a couple member with a piezoelectric element and a transmission shaft coupled together, a lens holder... Agent: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

20110317288 - Monolithic optical mount: The invention relates to a monolithic optical mount, which is divided by a plurality of cutouts into a stationary outer mount ring, a laterally adjustable inner mount ring, and manipulator units that are arranged with uniform offset from each other and formed by the remaining material connections. The cutouts have... Agent:

20110317289 - Lens barrel and lens module: An exemplary lens barrel includes a hollow main body. The hollow main body includes a first end at an object side, and an opposite second end at an image side. The hollow main body also including a cylindrical inner surface adjacent to the first end, a partially conical inner surface... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110317290 - Lens module: A lens module includes a lens barrel and two lenses. The lens barrel has two opposite end surfaces, and a receiving hole through the two end surfaces. The receiving hole has a center axis. A ring-shaped block is formed on an inside surface of the lens barrel, and is coaxial... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110317291 - Camera module with mems actuator and method for driving the same: Disclosed herein is a camera module having an MEMS actuator and a driving method thereof, the camera module with an MEMS actuator, including, an MEMS actuator moving a lens with electrostatic force, for focus adjustment, an electrostatic capacity measurement unit measuring electrostatic capacity produced in the MEMS actuator, a foreign... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20110317293 - Oscillation motor unit, oscillation motor, and lens driving device using oscillation motor: The object of the present invention is to provide a driving mechanism which is a higher powered motor that can be used even when an installation space is limited by reducing a space required for installation of the motor as a motive power of a driving mechanism, and which prevents... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20110317292 - Piezoelectric actuator and lens barrel: A piezoelectric actuator includes: a plurality of first piezoelectric elements; a first member that is interposed between opposing faces of the plurality of the first piezoelectric elements and that is driven in a first direction by the plurality of the first piezoelectric elements; a second piezoelectric element that is disposed... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110317294 - Multi-field of view annular folded optics: An all-reflective afocal lens is comprised of eight-reflective mirrors which can fold the light path into a very compact and thin configuration while maintaining diffraction limited performance. Such an afocal arrangement is usable with a traditional optical imager of an appropriate aperture dimension and FOV range, or with an annular... Agent: United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

20110317297 - Exterior rear view mirror: An exterior rear view mirror for a motor vehicle, which exterior rear view mirror consists of at least two components which are connected to each other. At least one connection between the components includes at least one connecting arrangement, which is suitable for transfer of both transverse forces and compression... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

20110317296 - Exterior rear view mirror with an electrical connection to an electrical component housed in the exterior rear view mirror housing: An exterior rear view minor of a motor vehicle, which comprises an exterior rear view minor housing and at least one electrical connection to at least one electrical component at least partly housed in the inside of the exterior rear view minor housing. The electrical connection comprises at least one... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

20110317295 - Mirror base cover: A mirror base cover for an exterior rear view mirror assembly of a motor vehicle is described, which is provided with an opening for a part on the mirror base side of an articulated connection of a base bracket, which is preferably housed in an exterior rear view mirror housing,... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.i.

20110317298 - Mirror adjustment unit provided with an electric accessory: A mirror adjustment unit for a rearview mirror of a motor vehicle includes a mirror adjustment mechanism and a mirror support. The minor support is couplable to the mirror adjustment mechanism, and includes at least one electric accessory. The mirror adjustment mechanism includes a plurality of prong-shaped electrically conductive elements... Agent: Mci (mirror Controls International) Netherlands B.v.

12/22/2011 > 58 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20110310448 - Method for calculating computer generated hologram using look-up table and apparatus thereof: A method of calculating a computer generated hologram (CGH) using a look-up table and an apparatus thereof are disclosed. The method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can include calculating one principal fringe pattern for points of a target object that are separated by a same distance... Agent: Kwangwoon University Research Institute For Industry Cooperation

20110310447 - Method for generating 3d video computer generated hologram using look-up table and spatial redundancy, and apparatus thereof: A method of computing a computer generated hologram (CGH) using a look-up table and spatial redundancy and an apparatus thereof are disclosed. The method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention can includes computing one principal fringe pattern for each point of a target object that is separated... Agent: Kwangwoon University Research Institute For Industry Cooperation

20110310449 - Method for generating 3d video computer-generated hologram using look-up table and temporal redundancy and apparatus thereof: A method of computing CGH using look-up table and temporal redundancy and an apparatus thereof are disclosed. The apparatus includes an extracting unit, which extracts a brightness image and a depth image from a target frame of 3D video, a comparing unit, which extracts a change point that is different... Agent: Kwangwoon University Research Institute For Industry Cooperation

20110310450 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes: a light source unit that includes a light emitting unit composed of a laser light source emitting linearly polarized light inside a package member; a deflector that deflects a light beam emitted from the light emitting unit; a pre-deflector optical system arranged on an optical... Agent:

20110310451 - Biaxial scanning mirror for image forming apparatus and method for operating the same: A biaxial scanning minor is disclosed in the present invention. The minor includes: a first wafer having several cavities forming a first row and a second row, several permanent magnets each installed in one of the cavities, a spacer and a second wafer. The second wafer includes: a minor unit,... Agent: Touch Micro-system Technology Corp.

20110310452 - Biaxial scanning mirror for image forming apparatus: A biaxial scanning mirror for an image forming apparatus is disclosed in the present invention. The mirror includes a first wafer, a second wafer, and a spacer. The first wafer includes a mirror unit, a rectangular rotating unit, a permanent magnet, and a magnetically permeable layer. The second wafer has... Agent: Touch Micro-system Technology Corp.

20110310453 - Optical device, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An optical device includes: a movable plate disposed in a distribution range of light input from outside, and having alight reflecting surface adapted to reflect the light; a shaft member adapted to support the movable plate so that the movable plate can swing around a predetermined axis; a ferromagnetic member... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110310454 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device for scanning a photoreceptor surface with beams, said optical scanning device comprising: a light source that emits a plurality of beams in one direction; a deflector for deflecting the beams; a detector for detecting light intensities of the beams; and a switch for switching travel routes... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110310455 - Curve correction mechanism, optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: A curve correction mechanism for correcting a direction and degree of curvature of a reflecting mirror that reflects a light beam includes an adjuster to contact and move a pressing member between a first position, where a first pressing portion of the pressing member presses against an outboard portion of... Agent:

20110310456 - Optical scanning device: An optical scanning device for scanning a photoreceptor surface with a beam, said optical scanning device having: a light source for emitting the beam; an optical system for causing the beam emitted from the light source to converge; and a deflector that includes a polygon mirror with a plurality of... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20110310457 - Optical apparatus: The optical apparatus includes plural stop blades, an opening/closing mechanism moving the stop blades in opening and closing directions, an actuator driving the opening/closing mechanism, and a controller controlling drive of the actuator. The controller calculates, when moving the stop blades from a first position to a second position in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310458 - Transparent smart light source capable of adjusting illumination direction: A transparent smart light source capable of adjusting an illumination direction is provided. The transparent smart light source includes a reflectance/transmittance tunable device that adjusts an illumination direction by reflecting or transmitting light emitted from a transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) according to applied voltage, and thus can simply adjust... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20110310462 - Coloured particles for electrophoretic displays: This invention relates to coloured polymer particles preferably with surface functionality for charge retention, a process for their preparation, the use of these particles for the preparation of an electrophoretic device, and to colour electrophoretic displays comprising such particles.... Agent: Merck Patent Gesellschaft Mit Beschrankter Haftung

20110310459 - Electro-optic displays with touch sensors and/or tactile feedback: An electro-optic display comprises, in order, a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer; a layer of a solid electro-optic material; and a backplane (162) bearing a plurality of pixel electrodes, a peripheral portion of the backplane extending outwardly beyond the layer of solid electro-optic material and bearing a plurality of radiation generating means... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20110310461 - Electro-optic displays, and processes for their production: A color display has continuous areas of a single color covering a plurality of sub-pixel electrodes. Each sub-pixel of a given color has sub-pixels of the same given color disposed along at least two of its adjacent edges. Each area of a single color may cover a 2×2 array of... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20110310460 - Electronic paper display device and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed herein is an electronic paper display device. The electronic paper display device according to the present invention may include: a base substrate; first rotating balls that are disposed on the front surface of the base substrate; second rotating balls that are disposed on the rear surface of the base... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110310465 - Electrophoretic device, display, and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic device includes an insulating liquid, an electrophoretic particle in the insulating liquid, and a porous layer in the insulating liquid. The porous layer includes a fibrous structure that includes a non-electrophoretic particle having an optical reflective property different from that of the electrophoretic particle.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110310463 - Light control film: wherein at least one of the transparent electroconductive resin substrates has, on the light control layer side thereof, a primer layer, and the primer layer is made of a thin film in which metal oxide fine particles are dispersed in an organic binder resin. The present invention can provide a... Agent:

20110310464 - Light control film: the closed region of the picture of character is electrically insulated from the transparent electroconductive film around the shape of the picture or character. The light control film enables to improve adhesiveness between film matrix and substrates and to provide stable control function.... Agent:

20110310466 - Electrically controlled optical elements and method: The effective focal length of an optical system can be electronically controlled using switchable wave plates in conjunction with polarized light.... Agent: Fakespace Labs, Inc.

20110310467 - System having light sensor with enhanced sensitivity: The system includes a light-transmitting medium positioned on a base. The light-transmitting medium included a ridge and a slab region. The ridge extends upward from the slab region and defines a portion of a waveguide on the base. The waveguide is configured to guide a light signal through the device.... Agent:

20110310469 - Fiber laser apparatus and optical amplification method: A fiber laser apparatus includes an optical amplification fiber with a multi-core structure composed of a first waveguide that pumping light enters and that transmits the pumping light; a second waveguide composed of a core containing a laser medium and for generating laser, and a clad for transmitting pumping light;... Agent:

20110310468 - Hybrid fiber-mopa: A master oscillator power-amplifier stages includes multiple stages of fiber-amplification with a final power amplifier stage in the form of a multi-pass amplifier. With a thin-disk gain medium in one example the thin-disk amplifier includes a common optical arrangement for providing multiple incidences of radiation to be amplified and multiple... Agent: Coherent, Inc.

20110310470 - Display device: At least one embodiment of the present invention provides a display device that is capable of suppressing reflection and temperature increases in a display panel so that a favorable display characteristic is obtained even during outdoor use, and that can be realized by a simple configuration. In at least one... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310471 - System, method and apparatus for ultraviolet curing of adhesives with light beam shaping in disk drive manufacturing: UV curing of adhesives with light beam shaping utilizes a spot curing process that focuses a limited amount of UV light onto a target area, such as glue dots. A focusing lens may be used to direct the UV light beam to the target area. The target areas have different... Agent: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands, B.v.

20110310472 - Infrared optical filter and manufacturing method of the infrared optical filter: The infrared optical filter of the present invention comprises a substrate formed of an infrared transmitting material and a plurality of filter parts arranged side by side on one surface side of the substrate. Each filter part includes: a first λ/4 multilayer film in which two kinds of thin films... Agent:

20110310473 - Optical body, wall member, fitting, solar shading device, and building: e

20110310474 - Microscope system and observation control method: An electric zoom consecutively changes a magnification for a sample within a magnification changeable range. An electric revolver switches an objective lens placed in an observation optical path to intermittently change the magnification for the sample. A control section calculates a total magnification based on the magnification provided by the... Agent: Niko Corporation

20110310475 - Microscope:

20110310476 - Visual target acquisition scope system: In a visual target acquisition scope system for an adjustable connection is provided between a zero magnification scope viewed by a first eye of a user and a power scope viewed by a second eye of the user. The system includes first and second movable sections connected and controlled by... Agent:

20110310477 - Display device for vehicle: A display device for a vehicle includes a front face cover that covers a front face of a display section for displaying information of the vehicle, and an antireflection film provided on a surface of the front face cover. The surface of the front face cover has a curved face... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20110310478 - Projection display surface providing speckle reduction: A projection display surface for reducing speckle artifacts from a projector having at least one narrow band light source having an incident visible wavelength band, wherein the incident visible wavelength band has an incident peak wavelength and an incident bandwidth, comprising: a substrate having a reflective layer that reflects incident... Agent:

20110310479 - Forming spectral filters: A lens bears a plurality of roll-coated layers to pass, to one eye of a viewer, a first image, in a first band of wavelengths, that is appropriate for 3D viewing of a stereoscopic image.... Agent:

20110310480 - Stereoscopic image observation optical-element, stereoscopic image observation glasses, and stereoscopic image display system: A stereoscopic image observation optical-element includes: a laminated member including a λ/4 phase-difference member and a polarizing member. The λ/4 phase-difference member is provided on a light incidence surface side and has a slow axis in a first direction, and the polarizing member is provided nearer to a light emission... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110310481 - Polarization device, polarization plate and video display device having superior durability and heat resistance: Provided are polarizer, polarizing plate, and image display device having excellent durability and heat resistance in which contents of zinc, boron, and iodine in the polarizer are controlled in a specific range. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a polarizer having a value of zinc content (wt %)×boron... Agent:

20110310482 - Depolarizing film: Directed to a film having a depolarizing function, in which anisotropic volumetric regions are dispersed in a translucent matrix. For the translucent matrix, a material capable of forming a film itself, a hard coating layer formed on a surface of the film or a layer of an adhesive can be... Agent: Hayashi Telempu Co., Ltd.

20110310483 - Corner cube retroflector device, method, and apparatus: A method of assembling a retroreflective device comprising arranging a first, a second, and a third reflective surface normal to one another; observing an angular relationship between the reflective surfaces; adjusting the angular relationship between the reflective surfaces; and adjoining the reflective surfaces with supporting members and an adhesive, wherein... Agent: Industrial Monitor And Control Corp.

20110310484 - Optical device: An optical device includes a shake detection unit configured to detect shake of the optical device; a correction unit configured to correct image blur in a sensed image; a position detection unit configured to detect position of the correction unit; a correction control unit configured to control driving of a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310485 - Optical device and method of manufacture: The present invention provides for a diffractive structure comprising a plurality of grooves each formed by a plurality of two-dimensional scattering and/or diffractive groove elements, aligned in a manner serving to provide for at least one diffractive optical effect and further a surface display device comprising a plurality of regions... Agent: Optaglio S.r.o.

20110310486 - Photographic optical system and image pickup apparatus including the photographic optical system: A photographic optical system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit, a second lens unit for focusing, and a third lens unit. The first lens unit includes a first lens sub-unit having a positive refractive power and a second lens sub-unit. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310487 - Optical body, wall member, fitting, and solar shading device: An optical body includes a first optical layer having a random concave-convex surface, a reflecting layer formed on the concave-convex surface, and a second optical layer formed on the reflecting layer to embed the concave-convex surface, wherein the reflecting layer is a wavelength-selective reflecting layer for diffusely reflecting, of incident... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110310489 - Conductive optical element, touch panel, and liquid crystal display apparatus: In one example, a conductive optical element is capable of achieving a wide range of surface resistance, and capable of achieving an excellent transmission property. In one example, the conductive optical element includes a substrate having a surface, a number of structures arranged on the surface of the substrate at... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110310488 - Display device and method of manufacturing same: A direct-viewing type display device 100A includes: at least one display panel 10 which has a display region 10A and a frame region 10F provided outside the display region, the display region 10A and the frame region 10F being separated by a boundary B1 extending in a first direction D1;... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110310490 - Lens device having protective elements: A lens device has a body with a base surface, a plurality of lenses on the base surface, and a plurality of projections extending above the base surface and defining a protective plane above the plurality of lenses. The plurality of projections can include, for example, post-like regions, ridge-like regions,... Agent:

20110310491 - Virtual image display device and light guide plate therefor: The image light entering the image take-out section is reflected by the first reflecting surface and the second reflecting surface in a two-stage manner. It is not only possible to make the light beam with a small total reflection angle out of the image light directly enter the side near... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110310492 - Mask used for fabrication of microlens, and fabrication method for microlens using the mask: A fabrication method is provided which makes it possible to obtain a microlens that is more tightly spaced (the space between individual microlenses is smaller) than in the related art, even when the same fabrication process as that in the related art is used. The present invention provides a mask... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation

20110310493 - Photographic lens optical system: A photographic lens optical system including: a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens sequentially arranged from a side of an object toward an image sensor, wherein the first lens has a positive (+) refractive power and an incident surface that is convex toward the object, the second... Agent:

20110310494 - Image pickup lens for solid-state image pickup element: Disclosed is a low-cost, compact image pickup lens for a solid-state image pickup element. The image pickup lens includes, in the order from an object side, a first lens L1, which has a convex surface facing the object side on an optical axis and has a positive refractive power; a... Agent: Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

20110310495 - Optical system: s

20110310496 - Image-forming lens, and camera device and portable information terminal device with the image-forming lens: An image-forming lens includes: from an object side to an image side in order, a first group with a positive refractive power which includes less than or equal to five lens elements of two negative lenses and equal to or more than two positive lenses and in which a first... Agent:

20110310497 - Apparatus and method for making and assembling a multi-lens optical device: A system for aligning a plurality of high-precision lenses in a lens train. Each of the lenses has at least two alignment tabs disposed around the perimeter of the lens. The lenses are aligned by placing the lenses in a jig having a plurality of high-precision alignment blocks. The lenses... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20110310498 - Lens device: A lens device is disclosed. The lens device includes a fixed lens barrel, a rotating lens barrel, and a sensor. The rotating lens barrel is sleeved within the fixed lens barrel. The sensor is disposed within the fixed lens barrel for detecting the position of the rotating lens barrel.... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20110310499 - Lens driving motor and elastic member of the same: Provided are a lens driving motor and an elastic member of the lens driving motor. The elastic member of a lens driving motor, the elastic member includes a first spring and a second spring. The second spring is different from the first spring and disposed together with the first spring... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20110310500 - Lens driving device capable of suppressing a reduction of magnetic efficiency of a magnetic circuit: A lens driving device includes a ring-shaped driving coil fixed to a lens holder so as to position around a tubular portion thereof and a rectangular hollow cylindrical yoke including a plurality of flat-shaped permanent magnets opposite to the driving coil. Each flat-shaped permanent magnet has both ends in a... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

20110310501 - Motor for driving lens: A motor for driving a lens is disclosed, wherein through holes through which a carrier passes are formed at an inner surface of a spring buried by an outer surface of the carrier, whereby the spring is not disengaged from the carrier to improve the reliability of the product.... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20110310502 - Space optical system having means for active control of the optics: An optical space observation system comprises a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, a supporting base containing the primary mirror, on which a mechanical structure bearing a support of the secondary mirror is positioned, and an optical measurement means, said mechanical structure comprising a plurality of mechanical arms. The system also... Agent: Thales

20110310503 - Mirror assembly for vehicles and vehicle having said mirror assembly: The invention relates to a mirror assembly for vehicles comprising a plurality of glass units (24, 32, 12, 14, 20, 22), spatially separated from one another, wherein one glass unit (24, 32) comprises mirror glass (30, 34) and a frame (28, 36) surrounding said mirror glass (30, 34) and one... Agent:

20110310504 - Mount for an optical structure and method of mounting an optical structure using such mount: An improved mount for, and method of mounting an, optical structure is provided. The mount has a protruding member extending from a surface of the optical structure, a base element having a mounting structure for mounting the mount to another structure and an upper element extending from the base element... Agent: Plx, Inc.

12/15/2011 > 40 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.

20110304895 - Method of computing a hologram for reconstructing an object using a display device: A method of computing a hologram for reconstructing an object using a display device is provided. The display device enables a holographic reconstruction of the object. The display device comprises a light source and an optical system to illuminate a hologram-bearing medium being encodable with the hologram. The method comprises... Agent: Seereal Technologies Gmbh

20110304896 - Plastic optical element, optical scanner including the plastic optical element, and image forming apparatus including same: A plastic optical element for focusing light to a target includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens includes an incident surface, a projection surface opposite the incident surface, and a non-optical surface through which light does not pass and that includes a non-transfer portion. At least... Agent:

20110304897 - Optical semiconductor module and method for assembling the same: An optical semiconductor module in which displacement resulting from fixation of lenses is effectively corrected includes a first lens (102), a second lens (103), and a third lens (104) arranged between a semiconductor laser (101) and a semiconductor optical modulator (105). The first lens (102) and the second lens (103)... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation

20110304898 - Assembly and method for adapting the polarity of a power source to an electrochromic device: An assembly and methods for adapting polarity of a power source to an electrochromic device is described. Moreover, the electrochromic device comprises electrical device connections and circuit arrangements.... Agent:

20110304899 - Laminated electrically tintable windows: A method of manufacturing electrically tintable window glass with a variety of sizes and functionalities is described. The method comprises: (a) providing a large format glass substrate; (b) fabricating a plurality of electrically tintable thin film devices on the large format glass substrate; (c) cutting the large format glass substrate... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20110304900 - Acousto-optical system, microscope and method of use of the acousto-optical system: An acousto-optical system is described comprising at least one acousto-optical element having at least one transducer that is attached to a crystal, a driver unit for generating at least one acoustic signal for driving acousto-optical elements modifying light transmitted through the acousto-optical element and comprising at least one digital data... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20110304901 - Window and multiple-glazed window: A window including a frame and a panel. The panel includes a transparent substrate, a far infrared ray emitting layer deposited on the transparent substrate, and a thermochromic layer deposited on the transparent substrate and arranged to be closer than the far infrared ray emitting layer to an outdoor space.... Agent:

20110304902 - Display element: In one embodiment, a display element includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a display cell defined by a dielectric material between the first electrode and the second electrode. The display cell includes a narrower portion adjacent the first electrode and a wider portion. The narrower portion has a... Agent:

20110304903 - Display sheet, display device, electronic apparatus, and method for producing display sheets: A display sheet includes a light-transmissive substrate, an electrode layer formed on a surface of the substrate, and a display layer that is provided on a surface of the electrode layer opposite the substrate and has a plurality of reservoirs containing at least one kind of electrophoretic particles. The electrode... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110304905 - Electro-optical display: A display system encompasses electrodes that induce a convective flow of a carrier fluid that transports a colorant species that is suspended in the carrier fluid. At least one of the convection flow, speed, and direction of the colorant species is controlled by operation of the electrodes.... Agent:

20110304904 - Electrophoretic display device: An electrophoretic display includes a substrate, first electrodes arranged on the substrate, an electrophoretic layer arranged on the substrate so as to cover the first electrodes, a partition wall that divides the electrophoretic layer into a plurality of cells, and a second electrode arranged on the electrophoretic layer. The electrophoretic... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110304906 - Color compensating retinal safety filter: A filter and method for filtering an optical beam are disclosed. One embodiment of the filter is an optical filter for filtering an incident light beam, comprising an optically effective material characterized by: a light transmittance of less than 1% for wavelengths below 420 nm; and a light transmittance for... Agent:

20110304907 - Optical sight having a coaxial illumination function: An optical sight includes an outer barrel unit, an objective lens unit, an ocular lens unit, a magnification unit, and an illumination unit. The outer barrel unit extends about an axis and has a front end and a rear end. The objective lens unit is mounted to the front end... Agent:

20110304908 - Inflatable display screen: An inflatable display screen has a front wall incorporating a rectangular display screen area, and a plurality of inflatable struts surrounding the screen area and extending rearwardly from the front wall to support the screen in an upright condition. A lower horizontal strut extends across the lower end of the... Agent:

20110304909 - Image display: An image display adapted to provide a 3D image is provided. The image display includes an image displaying module, an image dividing unit, and a plurality of micro-optical structures. The image displaying module is adapted to emit a light beam including a left eye beam and a right eye beam,... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20110304910 - Polarization conversion device, polarization conversion method, and display apparatus: A polarization conversion device includes: a first polarization conversion unit that, on the basis of time-division display type stereoscopic image data including left images for left eye and right images for right eye, polarization-converts light beams of the left images and the right images output from a display unit that... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110304911 - Stereoscopic display system: A stereoscopic display system includes two displays and two beam splitters. A first display and a second display are for providing respective left eye and right eye images. A first beam splitter is inclined at 45 degree to the first display and a second beam splitter is inclined at 45... Agent:

20110304912 - Multi-layer film depicting a colour two-dimensional image which is only visible through a polarizing filter and process for making the film: A multi-layer film (1), depicting a colour two-dimensional image which is only visible through a polarizing filter comprises an optically active layer (2) placed over a polarizing layer (3) and configured to form the image on its face opposite the polarizing layer (3) when said face is seen through the... Agent: Luxottica S.r.l.

20110304913 - Light intensifying device with polarization conversion function: A light intensifying device with a polarization conversion function is provided. The light intensifying device includes a transparent mirror, a spectroscope, a reflective mirror, a light wave converter, and an optical fiber. The transparent mirror is aligned with a light source, and receives a light beam from the light source.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110304914 - Integrated lens barrel: An integrated lens barrel for a miniature camera is disclosed. The lens barrel can include components such as a shutter, an autofocus mechanism, a zoom mechanism, and/or an image stabilization mechanism. These and/or components can define a portion of the lens barrel that increases the length of the lens barrel.... Agent:

20110304915 - Diffractive optical element, optical system, and optical apparatus: A diffractive optical element includes a first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating, and a thin film which is arranged at least part of an interface between the first diffraction grating and the second diffraction grating, includes a single layer or multiple layers made of a material different from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304916 - Diffractive optical element, optical system, and optical apparatus: A diffractive optical element includes a first diffractive grating including a first grating surface and a first grating wall surface, a light shielding member disposed on the first grating wall surface, and a second diffractive grating including a second grating surface and a second grating wall surface, disposed so that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304917 - Diffractive optical element, optical system, and optical apparatus: A diffractive optical element used as a lens of an optical system includes a first diffractive grating that includes a first grating surface and a first grating wall surface, a reflective member disposed on the first grating wall surface, and a second diffractive grating that includes a second grating surface... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304918 - Diffractive optical element, optical system, and optical apparatus: A diffractive optical element includes a first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating which are made of materials different from each other and are stacked in an optical axis direction, and a thin film which is arranged at least part of an interface between the first diffraction grating and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304919 - Shielding structure and imaging device support structure: An imaging device support structure includes a master flange having an opening portion through which an optical axis passes, an imaging device which is directly or indirectly attached to the master flange and is positioned in the opening portion as viewed in an optical axis direction, and a shielding member... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110304920 - Laser irradiation method and laser irradiation apparatus: The present invention is to provide a laser irradiation technique for irradiating the irradiation surface with the laser beam having homogeneous intensity distribution using a cylindrical lens array without being affected by the intensity distribution of the original beam. A laser beam emitted from a laser oscillator is divided by... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

20110304921 - Zoom lens for projection and projection-type display apparatus: e

20110304922 - Zoom lens and image projection apparatus including the same: Provided is a zoom lens, including in order from a magnification conjugate side to a reduction conjugate 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 positive refractive power; a fourth lens unit having... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304923 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: o

20110304924 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a zoom optical system in which a focal distance is changeable; a first group frame moving together with the first lens group; and first and second cam mechanisms transmitting drive force to the first group frame. In a zoom region, each of a first group cam... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110304925 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes an optical system including a first lens group having at least one lens; a cam frame including a first cam groove; and a first movable frame including a first cam follower engaged with the first cam groove. When the first movable frame relatively rotates with respect... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110304926 - Catadioptric projection objective with tilted deflecting mirrors, projection exposure apparatus, projection exposure method, and mirror: A projection objective has an object surface and an image surface. The projection objective includes a plurality of optical elements arranged along an optical axis and configured so that during operation the projection objective images a pattern arranged in the object surface onto the image surface. The optical elements include... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20110304927 - Complex modular afocal variator with spherical and chromatic aberration correction: The present invention provides a complex modular afocal variator in which a modular afocal variator is supplemented with additional optics to form a more complex, but still modular afocal variator system, that can impart internal focusing as well as active spherical and chromatic aberration corrective improvement.... Agent:

20110304928 - Image pickup optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: An image pickup optical system of the present invention comprises, in order from an object side, a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a negative refractive power, a third lens having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens having a positive refractive power, a fifth... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110304929 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus:

20110304930 - Focus compensation for optical elements and applications thereof: Optical imaging apparatus are provided having the desired focal properties, which can be manufactured and/or assembled at the wafer level.... Agent:

20110304932 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes an optical imaging system having an optical axis and forming an optical image of an object. The lens barrel further includes a frame including a wall extending in the optical axis direction; an electronic component provided in the frame; and a flexible cable electrically connected to... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110304931 - Lens device and image capturing device having same: A lens device includes a lens assembly, a lens barrel receiving the lens assembly therein and a barrel holder. The lens barrel includes a first end, an opposite second end, a first flange extending outwards from the first end, and a second flange extending outwards from the second end. The... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110304933 - Control apparatus and adjustment method for vibratory actuator using a plurality of vibrators, vibratory actuator, and lens unit and optical apparatus using the vibratory actuator: A control apparatus is configured to control an actuator, which moves one driven member by a plurality of vibrators, by supplying two alternating-current signals to each vibrator of the actuator. The control apparatus includes a controller configured to acquire a speed characteristic of the driven member corresponding to the frequency... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110304934 - Broadband optical limiter based on nano-graphene and method of fabricating same: The present invention in one aspect relates to a low-cost, nano-graphene based broadband optical limiter with limiting properties superior to current standards, carbon fullerenes (C60) solutions and carbon black suspensions. The broadband optical limiter includes a plurality of graphene nano-sheets, and a base material in which the plurality of graphene... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas

12/08/2011 > 41 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20110299146 - Scanner motor: Disclosed herein is a scanner motor. The scanner motor includes a rotating shaft which rotatably supports the motor. A housing surrounds an outer circumference of the rotating shaft, is made by impregnating resin into a porous sintered metal material, and has a groove therein.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20110299147 - High-speed multi-dimensional beam scanning system with angle amplification: A beam-steering system having high positional resolution and fast switching speed is disclosed. Embodiments of the beam-steering system comprise a diffraction limited optical system that includes a reflective imager and two controllably rotatable MEMS elements. The optical system is characterized by a folded optical path, wherein light propagating on the... Agent: Duke University

20110299148 - Electrically programmable reticle and system: An electrically programmable reticle is made using at least one electrochromatic layer that changes its optical transmissibility in response to applied voltages. Transparent conductor layers are configured to the desired patterns. The electrically programmable reticles are either patterned in continuous forms that have separately applied voltages or in a matrix... Agent:

20110299149 - Transparent electrochromic plate and method for manufacture thereof: An electrochromic transparent plate which can enhance a response speed and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The electrochromic transparent plate includes a pair of transparent plates spaced apart a predetermined distance from each other; a pair of transparent electrodes provided in the pair of the transparent plates,... Agent:

20110299150 - Light control material for displaying color, information, and images: A light control material for displaying a color image. The light control material includes a material body including a plurality of microstructures. The microstructures are designed to produce an additive color perception of one or more colors and designed to reveal an image when the intensity of light reflected from... Agent: Nanoventions, Inc.

20110299151 - E-ink display device and method for manufacturing the same: An E-ink display device includes an active element array substrate, an E-ink layer, a protective layer and a sealant. The active element array substrate has a surface, and the surface includes a contacting region and a sealing region. The E-ink layer is disposed on the contacting region and has a... Agent: Au Optronics Corp.

20110299152 - Device for generating a short duration laser pulse: An embodiment relates to a device for generating a short duration laser pulse, which comprises: means for generating a laser beam and for filtering same, arranged in such a way as to generate an input laser beam providing an input laser pulse; a transparent slide comprising a non-linear scattering material;... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique

20110299153 - Article comprising a multichannel optical amplified transmission system with functional upgrade capabilities and universal modules: A universal inline functional module for operation with nonzero average gain G≠0 dB over a bandwidth is provided. The module includes at least one optical functional element producing loss over the bandwidth and at least one rare-earth doped fiber segment. The module produces a flat gain spectrum to within a... Agent: Unopsys, LLC

20110299155 - Energy reflective device: An energy reflective device that includes a frame for receiving a substrate having an energy reflective coating, as disclosed herein.... Agent:

20110299154 - Omnidirectional reflector: An omnidirectional reflector that reflects a band of electromagnetic radiation of less than 100 nanometers when viewed from angles between 0 and 45 degrees is provided. The omnidirectional reflector includes a multilayer stack having a plurality of layers of high index of refraction material and a plurality of layers of... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20110299156 - Method for fcs measurements: A method for conducting FCS measurements includes providing a sample volume, emitting a target light having a first wavelength from a target light source, and marking an FCS volume in the sample volume with the target light by directing the target light onto the sample volume. An illuminating light having... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20110299157 - System and method for mounting a specimen on a slide: One embodiment includes a system for mounting a specimen on a slide, the system having an immersion chamber, a stage, and a pump. The immersion chamber is configured to hold a liquid and comprises at least one wall, a closed bottom, and an open top. The stage is configured to... Agent:

20110299158 - System and method for mounting a specimen on a slide: One embodiment includes a system for mounting a specimen on a slide, the system having an immersion chamber, a stage, a transducer, and a pump. The immersion chamber is configured to hold a liquid and comprises at least one wall, a closed bottom, and an open top. The stage is... Agent:

20110299159 - Shutter eyeglasses: Shutter eyeglasses include: shutter lenses; an eyeglass frame which supports the shutter lenses; a light sensing section attached to the eyeglass frame; and a control section which controls driving of the shutter lenses on the basis of an infrared signal received by the light sensing section, wherein the light sensing... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110299160 - Devices for integral images and manufacturing method therefore: A method for manufacturing integral image devices comprises defining (210) of a set of digital model representations of a set of models. The method comprises calculation (212) of a digital projection representation of the set of digital model representations onto a plurality of virtual cells as viewed from a respective... Agent: Rolling Optics Ab

20110299161 - Retardation compensation element and manufacturing method of the same: Two types of layers are simultaneously formed on a substrate and another substrate under the same layer forming condition, the heights of which are equal to a half height of an intended retardation compensation layer. Physical properties of the respective two types of layers formed on the substrates are identical... Agent: Fujinon Corporation

20110299162 - Free-space optical hybrid: A free-space optical hybrid is provided. The free-space optical hybrid includes a polarizing beam splitter that split the light beams S and L into horizontal polarization light beams Sx, Lx and orthogonal polarization light beams Sy, Ly, respectively, at least one birefringent crystal splits the horizontal polarization light beams Sx,... Agent:

20110299163 - Three-dimensional-camera lens system: In each of left and right lens devices used in the three-dimensional camera, an antivibration lens group for preventing image blur caused by vibrations is disposed in an image-pickup optical system. A movement instructing device which adjusts, by manual operation, a reference position at which the vibration lens group is... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20110299164 - Method and device for the production of a structured object, and structured object: The invention relates to a method for the production of a structured object, particularly an optical clement having a structure on an optically effective non-planar surface, preferably for structuring a non-planar surface of an object, and to objects produced according to the method. which comprises providing a base body, particularly... Agent: Schott Ag

20110299165 - Diffractive optical elements and applications thereof: A fanout diffractive optical element having a discrete periodic surface relief structure having a 2-dimensional (x,y) shape is described. The surface relief structure can include a first lobe and a second lobe separated by a waist region having a width less than the first lobe and the second lobe. The... Agent:

20110299166 - Thermally tunable optical filter with single crystalline spacer fabricated by fusion bonding: A thermally tunable Fabry-Perot optical filter includes a single crystalline sheet resistance heater layer. A single crystalline semiconductor spacer layer is positioned proximate to and in thermal communication with the single crystalline sheet resistance heater layer. A first distributed Bragg reflector is positioned proximate to a first surface of the... Agent: Aegis Lightwave, Inc.

20110299167 - Reflective coating, pigment, colored composition, and process of producing a reflective pigment: A reflective coating is disclosed that has a base layer provided with a reflective surface for reflecting electromagnetic radiation, such as visible and solar near-infrared light. The reflective coating also has a dielectric layer formed on the reflective surface, and an absorber layer. The absorber layer is formed on the... Agent: General Atomics

20110299169 - Antireflection structure and optical device including the same: A diffusing plate has a surface including a plurality of fine concave/convex portions regularly arranged within a cycle equal to or smaller than a predetermined wavelength. The surface has a larger surface roughness than the predetermined wavelength. An average value for an angle between a normal vector of the tangent... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110299168 - Display screen covers having personalized refractive power capabilities: Described are methods and systems for forming personalized display screen covers and the resulting covers produced therefrom. The display screen covers include personalized refractive power capabilities corresponding to users' refractive error prescriptions. The display screen covers may be configured to releasably adhere to display screens of electronic devices, such as... Agent:

20110299170 - Electro-optic rearview mirror element with fill port filter and method of manufacturing electro-optic rearview mirror element: A variable reflectance rearview mirror reflective element assembly includes a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface, and a rear substrate having a third surface and a fourth surface, with the third surface having a conductive coating disposed thereat. A perimeter seal is disposed between and spaces... Agent: Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.

20110299171 - Liquid optical element array and display: A liquid optical element array with good long-term stability is provided. The liquid optical element array includes: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other; barrier ribs arranged upright on a surface facing the second substrate of the first substrate and sectioning a region on the first substrate... Agent: Sony Corporation

20110299172 - Device for homogenizing laser radiation: A device for homogenizing laser radiation contains a plurality of mirror elements which are arranged offset with respect to one another and at which the laser radiation to be homogenized can be reflected in such a way that it is split into a plurality of partial beams corresponding to the... Agent: Limo Patentverwaltung Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110299173 - Zoom lens for projection and projection-type display apparatus: d

20110299174 - Changer for optical elements: A changer includes an axis of rotation for at least one optical element for at least one optical path comprising an optical axis. The changer inserts the optical element into the optical path by a rotary motion or removes it from the optical path. The optical path is one of... Agent:

20110299176 - Miniature zoom lens: A Miniature zoom lens, in particular for use in mobile telephones, in which the zoom lens, as viewed from the object plane, has the following in the stated sequence: at least one negative first optical lens group, at least one negative second optical lens group, at least one positive third... Agent: Qioptiq Photonics Gmbh & Co. Kg

20110299177 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens comprising sequentially 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; a fourth lens group having a negative refractive power; and a fifth lens group... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20110299175 - Zoom optical system, and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: The invention provides a zoom optical system comprising at least three lens groups and designed to implement zooming by varying a separation between the respective lens groups. The zoom optical system includes, on an image plane side with respect to a stop, a lens group comprising a plurality of lenses... Agent:

20110299178 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus: e

20110299179 - Optical system and optical apparatus including the optical system: An optical system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, an aperture stop, and a rear lens group. In the optical system, the rear lens group includes a second lens unit configured to move during focusing. The... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110299180 - Lens module and method for assembling same: A lens module includes a lens and a lens barrel receiving the lens therein with a gap maintained between a peripheral surface of the lens and an inner surface of the lens barrel. The lens barrel includes a plurality of hole portions with through holes defined therein and facing the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20110299181 - Compact imaging device: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an imaging device having a small form factor.... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd.

20110299182 - Exterior rear view mirror with air flow: An exterior rear view mirror housing, which consists of at least a first housing part and a second housing part, and which comprises an opening on its rear side for a mirror glass, whereby the second housing part contains the walls surrounding the opening. The first housing part and at... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

20110299183 - Bonding technique to minimize distortion on a deformable mirror: This invention relates to a plate-type deformable mirror with discrete contacts between the faceplate and the actuators.... Agent:

20110299184 - High na annular field catoptric projection optics using zernike polynomial mirror surfaces: Optical structure and design concepts are provided, using a Y-Zernike polynomial, and by which optical components, optical components and optical structures, can be designed and produced, to image at extreme ultraviolet (EUV) wavelengths, at a relatively high NA (e.g. 0.35), with a relatively large field of view (e.g. 26×2 mm).... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110299186 - Adjustable rear view mirror: An adjustable rear view mirror includes a mounting seat, and a connecting unit including a rotating seat that is rotatably connected to the mounting seat by a first adjusting member on which a first washer is sleeved, and that has a supporting wall unit. A supporting rod has a pivot... Agent: Ken Sean Factory Co., Ltd.

20110299185 - Mirror mounting assembly with adapter: An interior mounting system for a vehicle includes an interior assembly, a mounting assembly for mounting the interior assembly at a vehicle windshield, a first windshield mounting element adhered to an in-cabin surface of the vehicle windshield, and a second windshield mounting element attached at the in-cabin surface of the... Agent: Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.

12/01/2011 > 52 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.

20110292479 - Optical reflection element: An optical reflection element includes a mirror portion and an oscillator coupled to the mirror portion. The oscillator includes a base, an insulating layer, a drive element, and a monitor element. The insulating layer is formed on the base. The drive element and the monitor element are formed on the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20110292480 - Biaxial scanning mirror having resonant frequency adjustment: A biaxial micro-electromechanical (MEMS) device is disclosed. The device includes a gimbal rotatable about a gimbal axis of rotation. A pair of gimbal torsion bars connects the gimbal to a support along the gimbal rotation axis. A mirror plate is rotatable about a mirror axis of rotation, the mirror plate... Agent:

20110292481 - Light source device and optical scanner: A light source device includes a light source, a coupling lens configured to convert light emitted from the light source into a beam of light, a holding member configured to hold the coupling lens, and a frame to which the holding member is fixed. The holding member includes a tubular... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292482 - Wavelength selective switch: A wavelength selective switch includes a light input output portion having an input port and an output port for a wavelength-multiplexed light, which are arranged in an array form in a first direction, a light dispersive unit which separates the wavelength-multiplexed light which has been input from the input port,... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20110292483 - Display including waveguide, micro-prisms and micro-shutters: A display including a light source for generating light, an optical waveguide for receiving and evenly distributing light in a light propagation direction by total internal reflections and a matrix of electromechanical picture elements for modulating light to produce an image.... Agent:

20110292484 - Light adjusting apparatus: d

20110292485 - Integrated angle of arrival sensing and duplex communication with cats-eye multiple quantum well modulating retroreflector: A modulating retroreflector system includes a modulating retroreflector having a plurality of multiple quantum well modulator pixels and at least one transimpedance amplifier. The transimpedance amplifier receives a photocurrent generated by at least one of the plurality of modulator pixels. Each pixel is capacitively coupled to a current driver, which... Agent: The Government Of The Us, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20110292486 - Optoelectronic oscillator using a high finesse etalon: An optoelectronic oscillator (OEO) is used to provide a continuous, high Q, modulated signal for a variety of purposes, including a carrier wave for communications, and radar emissions. The OEO of this invention replaces an RF filter in the conventional OEO with an interferometer, preferably a high finesse Fabry-Perot etalon... Agent: University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20110292487 - Electrochromic device: An electrochromic device includes a first electrode, a second electrode opposing the first electrode, a first electrochromic layer, a second electrochromic layer, and an electrolyte contacted with the first and second electrochromic layers. The first and second electrochromic layers are positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20110292488 - Multifunctional building component: A multifunctional building component is capable of serving as one or more of a window, a wall, a shading device, a roofing element, a color panel, a display, and an energy harvesting, storage, and distribution element. The... Agent: Ravenbrick LLC.

20110292489 - Human-readable, bi-state environmental sensors based on micro-mechanical membranes: An environmental sensing device includes an interferometric modulator which permanently actuates, in a visually-detectable manner, in response to being exposed to a predetermined environmental threshold or condition. The device can include a reactive layer, coating, or proof mass disposed on a movable member of the interferometric modulator. The reactive layer,... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110292490 - Method and apparatus for providing high-fill-factor micromirror/micromirror arrays with surface mounting capability: Embodiments of the subject invention relate to micromirror devices and methods of fabricating a micromirror/micromirror array. According to an embodiment, micromirrors can be fabricated from a semiconductor substrate where after forming actuators and bonding pads on a front side of the semiconductor substrate, the device is flipped over to have... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20110292491 - Display device and electric apparatus using the same: A display device (10) includes an upper substrate (first substrate) (2), a lower substrate (second substrate) (3), and a conductive liquid (16) that is sealed in a display space (S) formed between the upper substrate (2) and the lower substrate (3) so as to be moved toward an effective display... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292493 - 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

20110292494 - 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

20110292492 - Electrophoretic display: An electrophoretic display device includes a substrate, an electrophoretic component layer, a first optical adhesive, a barrier layer, a second optical adhesive, a protective layer, and a sealant. The first optical adhesive and the second optical adhesive contribute in helping to provide light exposure to the sealant. One of the... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20110292495 - Magnetophoretic and electromagnetophoretic displays: The present invention is directed to a display device which comprises two layers of insulating substrate, at least the substrate on the viewing side is transparent, an array of display cells sandwiched between the two layers of substrate, a writing means, and optionally an erasing means to magnetically or electrically... Agent:

20110292497 - Apparatus and method for controlling gain profile of an optical amplifier: A change in loading conditions of fiber amplifiers in an optical communications network causes rapid variations in the gain profile of the amplifiers due to spectral hole burning and stimulated Raman scattering. An apparatus for reducing such gain profile variations is described which monitors optical signal perturbations and reacts by... Agent:

20110292496 - Laser system with highly linear output: A laser device having a semiconductor gain element optically coupled to an optical fiber by using an angled anamorphic fiber lens and including a wavelength-selective front reflector. The laser device possesses improved output characteristics such as a highly linear laser emission output, even when the amplification section produces a high... Agent:

20110292498 - High peak power optical amplifier: A method and apparatus for providing a high peak power optical beam. The method includes interleaving pulse trains of different wavelengths and spatially and temporally overlapping the different wavelengths to produce an amplified output beam with very high peak power.... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20110292499 - High power fiber laser system with side-pumping arrangement: A twin fiber laser arrangement is configured with active and passive fibers supporting respective signal and pump lights and a reflective coating surrounding the fibers along a section of the arrangement. The passive fiber has regions covered by respective protective layer and coating-free regions alternating with the layer covered regions,... Agent: Ipg Photonics Corporation

20110292500 - Optical amplifier and optical fiber: An optical amplifier includes an optical fiber which includes a core in which the signal light is propagated and with which a rare-earth element is doped; a laser that is optically coupled to an end of the optical fiber, providing the optical fiber with an excitation light; and a filter... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20110292501 - Scalable semiconductor waveguide amplifier: One embodiment of the present method and apparatus encompasses an apparatus that may have: a predetermined length, the self-imaging semiconductor waveguide having first and second opposed sides; quantum wells disposed within the self-imaging semiconductor waveguide along the length of the self-imaging semiconductor waveguide, the quantum wells being formed of a... Agent:

20110292502 - Polymer composition having heat-absorbing properties and improved colour properties: e

20110292503 - Method and assembly for three-dimensional products: Provided are methods for making a product having a three-dimensional surface. The method includes providing a base material, providing an adhesive layer and positioning the adhesive layer relative to the base material. The method includes providing a three-dimensional sheet having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface... Agent: Azuna, LLC

20110292504 - Leaky-mode resonant retarders and related methods: A leaky-mode resonant retarder is described. The retarder may include a substrate and a spatially modulated periodic layer coupled to the substrate, where the spatially modulated periodic layer is configured to shift a phase between two perpendicular electric-field components of incident light. The retarder may operate as a half-wave plate... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20110292505 - Low thermal stress birefringence imaging lens: An imaging lens having reduced susceptibility to thermally-induced stress birefringence for imaging an object plane to an image plane; comprising: an aperture stop positioned between the object plane and the image plane; a first group of lens elements located on the object plane side of the aperture stop; and a... Agent:

20110292506 - Eyecup for use with night vision goggles and other optical devices having an eyepiece: A vapor-permeable, vented eyecup for night vision goggles and other optical devices having an eyepiece. An eyecup is used to create a light tight seal between the eyepiece and the operator's face. In addition to containing the light from the optical device, the eyecup blocks out external light. When viewing... Agent: United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

20110292507 - Structure, manufacturing method, and applications of reflective material: The structure, manufacturing method, and applications of a reflective material are disclosed. The disclosed reflective material is a color reflective material having a composite layered structure made by sequentially stacking a PET film, a PU layer, micro glass beads, another PU layer, a highly light-permeable color layer, an elastic PU... Agent:

20110292508 - Exposed lens retroreflective article: An exposed lens retroreflective article that includes a binder layer; a layer of spaced apart optical elements that are partially embedded in the binder layer; a penetrated colored layer that is located between the spaced apart optical elements; and a reflective layer that is located functionally behind the layer of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20110292509 - Image stabilizing apparatus and optical apparatus having the same: An image stabilizing apparatus for correcting an image shake by moving an optical element arranged in a lens barrel in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis includes a first rolling holder configured to support a first rolling member so as to be capable of rolling in a first direction... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292510 - Optical apparatus having image shake correcting function: Provided is an optical apparatus including: an image shake correcting unit for canceling an image shake generated due to a vibration; at least two angular velocity sensors having axes for detecting an angular velocity, the axes being parallel to each other; a vibration angle computing unit for calculating a vibration... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292511 - Diffractive optical elements: A method of producing a diffractive optical element comprises forming on a textured surface of a first substrate (2) a predetermined pattern of an ink (3) including an activator for a metallisation reaction and one or more binders; causing or allowing the binder to solidify; applying a first adhesive layer... Agent: Conductive Inkjet Technology Limited

20110292512 - Printable static interferometric images: Methods of fabricating a static interferometric image device and static interferometric image device formed by the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a substrate. A plurality of liquid layers are formed over the substrate by an inkjet process such that the layers are lateral to one... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20110292513 - Head mounted display: A head mounted display includes a display unit, a concave mirror, an optical unit that is arranged between the display unit and the concave mirror, transmits a part of incident light from the display unit and reflects the other part of the incident light from the display unit, a first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20110292514 - Color light combiner: For combining light from different light sources that are spatially apart, an optical system comprises a prism assembly that comprises a totally-internally-surface and a dichroic filter. The totally-internally-surface and the dichroic filter are configured for reflecting light of different colors or polarizations, so as to combine light of different polarization... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20110292515 - Fixed-focus lens: A fixed-focus lens disposed between a magnified side and a minified side. The fixed-focus lens has an optical axis and includes a reflective system and a refractive system. The reflective system includes a reflection mirror with a negative refractive power. The refractive system is disposed between the reflection mirror and... Agent: Young Optics Inc.

20110292516 - Optical system with variable field depth: An optical lens which, in a controlled manner, and without altering either the resolution or luminous capture, helps to extend the depth of field of any other optical system. The optical lens of the present invention is composed of two optical lenses that form a pair. Each of the lenses... Agent: Universidad De Guanajuato

20110292517 - Method & apparatus to compensate for movement of an imaging apparatus: An imaging apparatus is compensated for its movement during image acquisition of an object by acquiring the image through a lens subassembly in the apparatus which includes a liquid lens, sensing movement of the apparatus during image acquisition, and controlling the liquid lens to compensate for the effects on the... Agent:

20110292518 - Teleconverter lens system and photographing apparatus including the same: A teleconverter lens system is attachable to or detachable from an object side of a main lens system and facilitates performing telephotographing. A photographing apparatus includes the teleconverter lens system. The teleconverter lens system includes: a first lens having a negative refractive power; a second lens having a positive refractive... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110292519 - Zoom lens system: wherein d12W and d12T designate the distance from the surface closest to the image side of the first lens group to the surface closest to the object side of the second lens group, at the short and long focal length extremities, mT and mW designate the lateral magnification of the... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20110292520 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes a first variable refractive power element that changes a refractive power thereof in a positive direction by changing a shape of an interface between different media during zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end; and a second variable refractive power element that changes... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292521 - Variable power zoom lens: where Lw is the entire length of the lens optics (i.e., from the front surface of the foremost lens piece to the image plane) at the wide-angle end, Ft is a focal length of the lens optics in whole at the telephoto end, and Fw is the focal length of... Agent:

20110292522 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens, including: a front lens group; an aperture stop; and a rear lens group, in which the rear lens group includes: a front lens unit and a rear lens unit, a maximum air interval of the rear lens group being interposed between the front lens unit and the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292523 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel that is capable of miniaturizing an image pickup apparatus by decreasing an area that is occupied by transmission mechanisms. A lens group is movable along a first optical axis. A cam barrel moves the lens group. A first transmission mechanism transmits a driving force of a driving... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20110292524 - Focus adjustment device for use in portable image projection apparatus: A focus adjustment device for adjusting a focus state of a projection lens unit in an image projection apparatus is provided. The focus adjustment device includes a focus adjustment member rectilinearly movable in a first direction; a rotational shaft; a first movement-converting member for converting a rectilinear movement of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20110292525 - Imaging device: In order to obtain stable lens positions to have an object imaged in focus when the temperature of lenses changes, an imaging device of the present invention comprises a system control section 60 having a imaging mode and a correction mode, the imaging mode in which a group of lenses... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20110292526 - System for stabilizing an optics assembly during translation: An optical module includes a first optics group, a second optics group, and an image sensor, wherein the first optics group and second optics group are configured to provide an image having a focus and a magnification to the image sensor. In some embodiments of the present invention, a first... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC

20110292528 - Vibration actuator, method for manufacturing vibration actuator, lens barrel and camera: A vibration actuator having excellent driving performance, a method for manufacturing the vibration actuator, a lens barrel and a camera. The vibration actuator is provided with: an electromechanical conversion element which converts an electric energy into a mechanical energy; an elastic body which generates vibration waves by oscillation of the... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20110292527 - X-y adjustable optical mount with z rotation: An optical element mount has an inner member suspended within an outer member by a number of flexures. A first translational actuator is movable within the outer member and coupled to the inner member by a first shaft and is actuable to translate the inner member along a first substantially... Agent:

20110292530 - Exterior rear view mirror with friction springs: The subject is an exterior rear view mirror with at least one base support and a carrier plate holding the mirror glass, adjustably arranged in relation to the base support. At least one friction bearing is provided between the carrier plate and the base support, which includes at least one... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.i.

20110292529 - Micromechanical component and manufacturing method for a micromechanical component: A micromechanical component has a holding device and an adjustable component, which is adjustable with respect to the holding device at least from a first position into a second position, and which is connected via at least one spring to the holding device. The micromechanical component also includes at least... Agent:

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