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01/26/2012 > 63 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120019882 - Computational highlight holography: A technique for fabricating a highlight hologram based on a digital object performs point sampling on the object and represents each sampled point as a geometric patch. A set of geometric patches corresponding to sampled points from the object are fabricated into a substrate. A paraboloid patch may be used... Agent:

20120019883 - Holographic displays with high resolution: Provided is a holographic display that realizes a high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) image as a spatial light modulation panel system having a fast response time and enabling the formation of high-density pixels is developed. The holographic display includes, a spatial light modulator using a polymer thin film or a dielectric thin... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120019884 - Bragg grating elements for optical devices: Three-dimensional holographic elements are disclosed. Three-dimensional Bragg gratings recorded on bulks of optical material are included in the disclosure. Such elements may be manufactured by placing a three-dimensional bulk of optical material directly behind a recorded master hologram, directing a reference beam onto a master hologram such that a replica... Agent: Pd-ld, Inc.

20120019885 - Optical scanning apparatus: In an optical scanning apparatus, when air flow from a deflecting device is suppressed by a shielding member such as a transparent member, an image of a light beam is not formed at a predetermined position. In view of this, a first wall portion having a wall surface shaped concentrically... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019886 - Via structure and method thereof: A layered micro-electronic and/or micro-mechanic structure comprises at least three alternating electrically conductive layers with insulating layers between the conductive layers. There is also provided a via in a first outer layer, said via comprising an insulated conductive connection made of wafer native material through the layer, an electrically conductive... Agent: Silex Microsystems Ab

20120019887 - Optical system for reducing stimulated brillouin scattering by controllably changing polarization direction of an optical signal: An optical system having an input surface configured to receive an input optical signal having a polarization, and a polarization changer comprising the input surface and configured to generate two orthogonal polarization components from the input optical signal. The polarization changer also changes a direction of the polarization of the... Agent: General Atomics

20120019888 - Primer composition for optical articles and optical articles: A primer coating composition is provided for an optical article capable of forming a coating layer having excellent impact resistance, abrasion resistance, and adhesion to various kinds of plastic materials without occurring of appearance faulty for an optical base material, for example, a plastic lens for an eyeglass. A primer... Agent:

20120019889 - Controlled-transparency electrochromic device: p

20120019890 - Electrochromic unit and display device using the same: In an electrochromic unit and a display device using the electrochromic unit, the electrochromic unit includes a first transparent substrate, a second transparent substrate, and a transparent conductive element and an electrochromic layer formed between the substrates, and electrons are used for changing the valence of ions of an electrochromic... Agent: J Touch Corporation

20120019891 - Window having a selective light modulation system: An electrochromic vehicular window system having a multiplicity of individually electrically switchable electrochromic elements, a vehicle operator face (eye) sensor to determine the position of the face of the operator in the vehicle, a sensor of the source external light entering the vehicle and impinging on the operators eyes and... Agent:

20120019892 - Metamaterial surfaces: An apparatus to modify an incident free space electromagnetic wave includes a block of an artificially structured material having an adjustable spatial distribution of electromagnetic parameters (e.g., ε, μ, η, σ, and n). A controller applies control signals to dynamically adjust the spatial distribution of electromagnetic parameters in the material... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware.

20120019894 - Interferometric modulation devices having triangular subpixels: At least some subpixels in an interferometric modulator display are formed in a triangular shape. Such triangular subpixels may be formed and/or addressed in a variety of manners. At least some individual triangular subpixels may be separately addressable. However, a plurality of triangular subpixels may be addressable as a group,... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120019893 - Wss with pixel gap compensation: An optical device compensates for decreased transmission of light caused by gaps between mirrors of a MEMS array. The optical device employs MEMS mirrors having non-reflecting regions on them disposed such that reflecting regions of the MEMS mirrors have substantially the same optical throughput, or an additional optical element having... Agent:

20120019896 - Electrophoretic display device: An electrophoretic display device includes: a first substrate and a second substrate which are arranged opposite to each other at a predetermined interval; a plurality of pixel electrodes which are aligned on the first substrate; a wiring which is arranged between adjacent pixel electrodes among the pixel electrodes; an opposite... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20120019895 - Electrophoretic display device and method for manufacturing the same: An electrophoretic display device includes a lower substrate having a plurality of pixel electrodes formed on the lower substrate and having partition walls formed on the lower substrate surrounding the pixel electrodes, the pixel electrodes and partition walls defining a plurality of sub-pixels; an upper substrate bonded with the lower... Agent:

20120019899 - In-plane electro-optical display: In one embodiment, a display element includes a first electrode; a dielectric layer having recessed regions therein over the first electrode; a second electrode disposed on the dielectric layer; and a fluid with colorant particles within the display element, wherein a voltage signal applied to the first electrode and the... Agent:

20120019900 - Light diffusers and displays comprising same: A light diffuser (20, 46) includes a plurality of fiber-like features (24) disposed in a filler (26) in a two-dimensional array. The features (24) have a longitudinal axis and are substantially parallel to one another. A refractive index of the features (24) is different from a refractive index of the... Agent:

20120019898 - Multi-color electrophoretic displays: A multi-color electrophoretic medium contains first, second and third species of particles, the particles having substantially non-overlapping electrophoretic mobilities and bring of three different colors. The particles are dispersed in a fluid having a fourth color. A method for driving such a display is also described.... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20120019897 - Suspended particle device and method for driving same: A suspended particle device which enables light control without requiring any complicated switching circuit to be formed on a substrate is realized. A suspension containing charged particles and a disperse medium is filled between an A-substrate and a B-substrate, and first and second electrodes are formed on the A-substrate. A... Agent: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.

20120019901 - Dynamic terahertz switch using periodic corrugated structures: A subwavelength terahertz (THz) switch using an artificially designed conductor metamaterial is discussed in this invention. Theoretically, slow-light EM wave propagating at THz speed imitates the strongly localized surface plasmon modes and henceforth is called Spoof Surface Plasmon Polariton (SSPP) mode in this invention. The SSPP mode of slow-light EM... Agent:

20120019902 - Intergrated pump laser and rare earth waveguide amplifier: A light amplifier includes a single crystal semiconductor substrate with a rare earth oxide, light amplifying gain medium deposited on the substrate and formed into a light waveguide, and a pump laser. A lattice matching virtual substrate integrates the pump laser to the gain medium with a first opposed surface... Agent:

20120019903 - Optical amplification module and optical switch device: An optical amplification module has a semiconductor optical amplifier, a package accommodating the semiconductor optical amplifier, and a first connector and a second connector holding respective collimator lenses and arranged in parallel on the package. A sum of bend radii of the first optical fiber and the second optical fiber... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120019904 - Filter for light receiving element, and light receiving device: Disclosed is a filter for a light receiving element, which can sufficiently eliminate disturbance due to sunlight and the like out of doors. A filter for a light receiving element according to one embodiment of the present invention is used for a light receiving element which receives signal light having... Agent: Nalux Co., Ltd.

20120019905 - Lens unit and vehicle-mounted infrared lens unit: Provided are a lens unit and a vehicle-mounted infrared lens unit capable of correcting a focal shift due to a temperature change without increasing the apparatus size, complicating a production process, and increasing the costs. In a vehicle-mounted infrared lens unit 4 configured such that a plurality of infrared lenses... Agent:

20120019906 - Transparent multilayered carbonate articles and method to manufacture thereof: Disclosed is a transparent multilayer article comprising a core layer comprising a thermoplastic carbonate polymer; a first layer comprising a carbonate thermoplastic polymer and an infrared (IR) absorbing additive; and a second layer comprising a thermoplastic carbonate polymer and a ultraviolet (UV) absorbing stabilizer, wherein the first layer does not... Agent:

20120019907 - High-resolution surface plasmon microscope that includes a heterodyne fiber interferometer: The present invention relates to a high-resolution surface plasmon microscope including a heterodyne interferometer (6) for splitting an excitation light beam into at least one reference beam and at least one measurement beam directed toward a coupling medium (7) to generate a surface plasmon, said heterodyne interferometer consists essentially of... Agent: Ecole Normale Superieure De Lyon

20120019908 - Apparatus for displaying a multi-view 3d image: An apparatus for displaying a 3-dimensional (3D) image, which is capable of providing a super multi-view, is provided. The apparatus includes: at least one image projector for projecting light including an image; an active optical element for adjusting a path of at least one light within a range of a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120019909 - Beam shaping device for focusing light beams from semiconductor laser: A beam shaping device, consists of a polarization beam splitter interface (PBS interface), four light surfaces and at least one light processing surface, as well as various entities are described. The PBS interface passes light in P polarization and reflects light in S polarization; two of the four light surfaces... Agent:

20120019910 - 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

20120019911 - Device for stabilizing a light beam or images: Device for stabilizing a light beam or images of the type that can be used to stabilize film cameras or light beam emitters, such as a laser emitter or a pulsed laser beam emitter, which includes means for detecting movements in several axes, means for coding the latter and driving... Agent:

20120019912 - Lens: Provided is a lens having a high NA, wherein defects caused when the lens is molded can be eliminated and the laps exhibits a high mountability. A transition surface transferring surface (31b) is formed between a first optical surface transferring surface (31a) and an intermediate end surface transferring surface (31c)... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.

20120019913 - Lens manufacturing method and lens: A lens manufacturing method comprising:forming a first layer directly or via a second layer on an optical base; and forming a light-transmissive thin film on a surface of the first layer in a physical vapor deposition process, the light-transmissive thin film including a portion made of TiOx (0<X≦2) containing Ti-CO3,... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120019914 - Method for obtaining a flexible bragg mirror and bragg mirror obtained using said method: The main object of the present invention is a method for obtaining a flexible Bragg mirror (1′) from a photonic crystal consisting of a rigid porous multilayer (1), the method comprising filling with a polymer the pores of the porous multilayer (1) to provide it with mechanical stability.... Agent:

20120019915 - Durable anti-reflection coatings: An article comprising a substrate and an anti-reflection coating, and methods for depositing the coating, are disclosed. The coating comprises (a) a first coating layer having a high refractive index deposited on the substrate; (b) an epoxide-silica coating layer deposited onto the high refractive index coating layer, comprising an inorganic... Agent:

20120019916 - Multilayer reflective film coated substrate for a reflective mask, reflective mask blank, and methods of manufacturing the same: By forming on a substrate a reference point mark having a concave or convex shape with its side walls being generally upright, even if a multilayer reflective film, an absorber film, and so on are formed over the reference point mark, sufficient contrast for inspection light is obtained so that... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20120019917 - Biooptical and biofunctional properties, applications and methods of polylactic acid films: Biopolymers that may be used in optical applications are provided. Suitable biopolymers include polylactic acid and polylactic acid blends. The polylactic acid may be used with a photocatalyst such as titonium dioxide in some embodiments. In other embodiments, the polylactic acid may incorporate decorative fused recycled particles. Generally, the biopolymer... Agent:

20120019918 - System and method for reducing visible speckle in a projection visual display system: The disclosure provides an apparatus for reducing speckle in a projection visual display (PVD) system, a method of reducing visible speckle in a PVD system and a PVD system incorporating the method or apparatus. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a diffuser interposable in an optical path of a PVD... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120019919 - Active display imaging system provided with an eyecup: An imaging system comprises an active display and a flexible eyecup made of a light-proof material, arranged around the active display and intended to eliminate the leakages of light between the active display and an observer. The imaging system comprises: pumping means capable of creating an air pressure difference between... Agent: Thales

20120019920 - Flash insert for mobile phone case: In one example, we describe a method and device for solving the problem associated with the cover affecting the flash/light from a cell phone camera (for example), causing and adding erroneous colors, effects, and information on the resulting pictures, images, sensors, or videos. With these examples described here, we are... Agent:

20120019921 - Liquid tank, viewing device for under-liquid observation, and optical film: A liquid tank, a viewing device for under-liquid observation, and an optical film are disclosed, each excellent in visibility and durability and being easy to clean. In at least one embodiment of the present invention is directed to a liquid tank having a transparent wall, including, on an internal surface... Agent:

20120019922 - Microstructure with walls of determined optical property and method for making microstructures: l

20120019923 - Variable reflectivity notch filter and optical devices using same: A variable reflectivity notch filter (100), suitable for use with a laser image projection source (1001) is provided. The variable reflectivity notch filter (100) defines a transmission curve (101) having a plurality of reflective peaks (102,103,104) each centered about a predetermined wavelength (105,106,107), which can correspond to output wavelengths from... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20120019924 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: Provided is a zoom lens including a focus lens portion, a zoom portion, an aperture stop, and a relay portion that does not move for zooming but comprises a negative fourth-first unit, a fourth-second unit interchangeable for an optical path, a positive fourth-third unit, and a fourth-fourth unit inserteable for... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019925 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system comprising: a front unit having negative optical power as a whole and including a first lens unit located closest to the object side; and a rear unit having positive optical power as a whole, wherein at least the front unit moves along an optical axis in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120019926 - Zoom lens system, optical apparatus and method for manufacturing zoom lens system: A zoom lens system comprising, in order from an object side: a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power; and a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, a distance between the first lens group and the second lens group varying upon zooming from a wide-angle end state... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120019927 - Zoom projection lens: A zoom projection lens includes a first lens set and a second lens set arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side of the zoom projection lens. The first lens set has a negative optical power. The second lens set has a positive optical power. The first... Agent:

20120019928 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus with zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a negative refractive power and which is provided at a location closest to an object side, a lens unit LP having a positive refractive power, which is provided at a location closest to an image side, and which is stationary during... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019929 - Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus including the same: Provided is a zoom lens system including, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having positive refractive power; a second lens unit having negative refractive power; a prism for bending an optical path; and a rear group including a plurality of lens units,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019930 - High-speed zoom lens: Embodiments of an optical zoom lens system may comprise three lens groups with a PNP power sequence. The first lens group may vary focus. The second and third lens groups may be movable to vary magnification during zoom. The first lens group may include three lens subgroups with an NNP... Agent: Panavision International, L.p.

20120019931 - Zoom lens, and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: b

20120019932 - Lens barrel and optical apparatus: A lens barrel showing a satisfactory property in assembly and a high dust-proof and drip-proof performance includes: a first member; a lens holding frame configured to hold lens units moving in an optical axis direction to either zoom or focus the lens units; and an elastic member held between respective... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019933 - Lens barrel and optical apparatus: A lens barrel includes a cam ring driving unit including a moving frame, a linear driving unit that includes a holding frame configured to hold an image pickup element, and a guide bar that is engaged with the holding frame, extends in the optical axis direction, and is configured to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019934 - Lens and light emitting apparatus having the same: Provided is a lens. The lens may include a lens body having a convex top surface having a first recessed part at a central portion thereof and a flat surface at a circumference thereof and a flat bottom surface having a second recessed part at a central portion thereof, and... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20120019935 - Light ray concentration device: A light ray concentration device includes a concentrating lens and a base for holding the concentrating lens. The concentrating lens includes a planar surface defining a number of first Fresnel zones and a convex surface facing away from the planar surface and defining a number of second Fresnel zones. The... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120019936 - Device for directing light beams, illustration device, method for producing a device and an illustration device: A device for directing light beams is proposed, comprising a translucent substrate, and a light-directing structure on at least a portion of the substrate, wherein the light-directing structure comprises a substantially transparent material, which is arranged in a pattern on the substrate in such a way that the light-directing structure... Agent: Luxexcel Holding Bv

20120019937 - Optical system and image pickup apparatus using the same: An optical system includes a positive lens unit, wherein the positive lens unit includes an optical element containing a base material and minute particles that are mixed with the base material and have Abbe number that is lower than that of the base material, and the minute particles are higher... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120019938 - Curable resin composition for cemented lens, imaging lens, and method for manufacturing imaging lens:

20120019939 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel is provided that includes an optical system, a housing, a cover member, an electronic part, a flexible substrate. The optical system is configured to form an optical image of a subject. The housing supports the optical system in an interior. The cover member supports the housing in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120019940 - Vehicular camera and lens assembly: Low cost constructions of vehicular cameras employ various means for aligning and mounting the camera lens with respect to the imager. Such means include adhesive mounting using a UV curable adhesive, wherein the lens may be focused prior to cure of the adhesive. Other means include directly attaching the lens... Agent: Magna Electronics Inc.

20120019941 - System for discretely actuated solar mirrors: System for establishing a surface shape. The system includes a compliant substrate including the surface and having a reverse side, and a plurality of discrete actuators engaging the reverse side and arranged in a selected pattern to control the surface shape as individual discrete activators are activated. It is preferred... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120019942 - Light-guide solar panel and method of fabrication thereof: A solar energy concentration system that uses a light-guide solar panel (LGSP) to trap light inside a dielectric or other transparent panel and propagates the light to one of the panel edges for harvesting solar energy by a collector such as a photovoltaic cell. This allows for very thin modules... Agent: Morgan Solar Inc.

20120019943 - Multiple path substantially symmetric three-mirror anastigmat: One or more embodiments of an optical system includes a primary mirror configured to reflect light incident thereupon; a secondary mirror facing the primary mirror configured to receive the light reflected from the primary mirror and redirect the light reflected from the primary mirror in multiple channels; and one or... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120019944 - Mirror arrangement for monitoring a passenger cabin of an aircraft: The present invention relates to a mirror arrangement (10) for monitoring a passenger cabin of an aircraft, comprising at least one mirror element (40) for reflecting light and a mirror mount (20) for fastening the at least one mirror element (40) inside the passenger cabin, the mirror mount (20) comprising... Agent:

01/19/2012 > 50 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120013960 - Holographic or diffraction device: A holographic or diffraction device responsive to interrogation, the device comprising an image-former and an image-concealer; wherein the image-former is adapted such that light reflected from or transmitted through it forms a combination of overt and covert holographic images; wherein the image-concealer acts to attenuate the overt holographic image of... Agent:

20120013961 - Exposure apparatus and image forming apparatus: There is provided an exposing device including a light emitting element array of light emitting elements arrayed in a row along a predetermined first direction; a hologram recording layer in which hologram elements are multiplex recorded such that each of the hologram elements corresponds to one of the light emitting... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120013963 - Holder for a holographic grating: An adjustable holder (1) for a concave holographic grating (2) for enabling the correct positioning of the grating vis-à-vis a light entrance port (15) and a light exit port (20), characterized in, that it comprises a grating hinge (10) fixed to said grating, said grating hinge (10) enabling rotational adjustment... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Ab

20120013962 - Two-dimensional surface normal slow-light photonic crystal waveguide optical phased array: Methods and devices for optical beam steering are disclosed including coupling a laser light into an apparatus comprising a first substrate; an array of air core photonic crystal waveguides; columnar members etched around each air core waveguide; a pair of metal electrodes around the columnar members; a trench around the... Agent: Omega Optics, Inc.

20120013964 - Plastic article, method of shaping plastic article, and optical scanning device having plastic article: A plastic article is formable by using a metal die having a cavity to accommodate melted resin therein at a given pressure. The plastic article includes a transfer face to which is transferred a face shape of the metal die, a projection disposed at least one face other than the... Agent:

20120013965 - Method for utilizing properties of the sinc(x) function for phase retrieval on nyquist-under-sampled data: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for simulating propagation of an electromagnetic field, performing phase retrieval, or sampling a band-limited function. A system practicing the method generates transformed data using a discrete Fourier transform which samples a band-limited function f(x) without interpolating or modifying received data... Agent:

20120013966 - Electrochromic material and electrochromic device including the same: s

20120013967 - Elastomeric device for tunable imaging: An optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) structure is provided. The structure includes an elastomer membrane, a plurality of polymer fibers attached to the elastomer membrane, an array of detectors operatively connected to the plurality of polymer fibers at a first end of the plurality of polymer fibers, and a microlens array... Agent: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.

20120013974 - 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

20120013973 - Electro-optical display: A display has colorants in fluid-filled cells. The display has front and back surfaces, and each cell extends to at least one surface of the display. The cells at least partially overlap so that for at least a portion of the front surface, a line perpendicular to the front surface... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company L.p.

20120013970 - Electrophoretic display device and fabrication method thereof: An electrophoretic display device in which a barrier defining a unit pixel is directly formed on a first substrate and the unit pixel is filled with an electrophoretic material, and a fabrication method thereof are provided. A barrier surrounding a display area is formed on a non-display area and a... Agent:

20120013968 - Electrophoretic display device and method of fabricating the same: Disclosed is an electrophoretic display (EPD) device capable of implementing colors with high brightness. Each sub-pixel implement colors with driving color particles, white particles and black particles, and the EPD device has an enhanced contrast ratio due to black particles.... Agent:

20120013971 - Methods and compositions for improved electrophoretic display performance: The invention is directed to methods and compositions useful for improving the performance of electrophoretic displays. The methods comprise adding a conductive filler in the form of nanoparticles and having a volume resistivity of less than about 104 ohm cm into at least one electrode protecting layer of the display.... Agent:

20120013972 - Single-layer reflective display utilizing luminescence: A reflective display device has multiple display pixels. Each pixel has at least three color sub-pixels disposed side-by-side for three primary colors respectively. At least one color sub-pixel has a light shutter with adjustable transmission, a luminescent layer containing a luminescent material that emits light of a selected color, and... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company L.p.

20120013969 - Spd films and light valve laminates with improved durability: A moisture-resistant suspended particle device film comprising a cured suspended particle device emulsion having a plurality of uncrosslinked droplets of a liquid light valve suspension distributed throughout the cured emulsion; first and second glass or plastic sheets located outwardly from and sandwiching the cured emulsion, wherein located on an inner... Agent:

20120013975 - Optical amplifier and transmission loss measurement method: An optical amplifier that amplifies signal light with Raman amplification in the Raman amplification medium. The optical amplifier includes a light source that supplies pump light into the Raman amplification medium, a first detector that detects input power of the pump light to be input to the Raman amplification medium,... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120013976 - Reflective optical element for euv lithography: A stress-reduced reflective optical element for a working wavelength in the soft X-ray and extreme ultraviolet wavelength range includes a first multilayer system (4) of at least two alternating materials (41, 42) having different real parts of the refractive index at the working wavelength on a substrate (2), which exerts... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20120013977 - Rear projection system, method for production and application: s

20120013978 - Pressure sensitive adhesive film for an orientating treatment in a photo-orientable layer: The present invention relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive film for an orientating treatment of a photo-orientable layer, a laminated film, a method for preparing an optical filter or a stereoscopic image display device. In the present invention, the pressure sensitive adhesive film for an orientating treatment in a photo-orientable... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20120013980 - Apparatus for conforming a planar film on an optical lens, method for functionalizing an optical lens by means of said apparatus, the optical lens so-obtained: The present invention relates to an apparatus for confirming a functionalized flexible planar film on an optical lens. The apparatus according to the invention may also be used in a process of functionalization of an optical lens. As a factor of the functionalization that one wishes to introduce into said... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)

20120013979 - Process for applying a layered structure on a lens: This invention relates to an improvement for applying a layered structure onto a convex surface of a lens. After thermoforming the layered structure, a curvature direction of the layered structure is inverted. The structure is then applied on the lens surface by continuously pushing the structure against the lens surface,... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)

20120013981 - Photochromic optical elements: An optical element has a substrate material having a pattern of cavities formed on a surface and a substantially transparent seal layer disposed against the surface. A photochromic or electrochromic material is sealed by the substantially transparent seal layer within the cavities formed in the surface.... Agent: Sol-grid, LLC

20120013982 - Optical retardation film and method of production thereof:

20120013983 - Display device: A display device includes a transparent active element array substrate and a color display layer. The transparent active element array substrate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The color display layer disposed on the first surface of the transparent active element array substrate.... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20120013984 - Jacket and head-mounted optical system: A loss of cleanliness of hands is prevented even if a user manipulates optical units by directly grabbing them. Provided is a sterilizable jacket (3) that is mounted to a head-mounted optical device provided with a head-mounting unit to be secured to the head of a user and an optical... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120013985 - Method for correcting optical proximity effects: A system provided with a first projection objective including at least one optical proximity correction (OPC) filter having a filter function adapted to a particular pattern. The first projection objective and a second projection objective in the system have, for the particular pattern, to which the filter function of the... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20120013987 - Light scattering sheet and method for producing the same: A light scattering sheet includes: a transparent support; and a light scattering layer on the transparent support, the light scattering layer having a phase-separated convexo-concave structure formed by spinodal decomposition of a solution containing two or more resin materials capable of phase-separation from each other are dissolved in a solvent.... Agent:

20120013986 - Optical display with optical monolith: An optical device includes an optical monolith having inclusions for diffusing light.... Agent:

20120013988 - Head mounted display having a panoramic field of view: A head mounted display (HMD) capable of a panoramic field of view. a concave image source is optically coupled in series to a first hemispherical lens, a second hemispherical lens, and a spherical mirror. Each of the concave image source, the first and second hemispherical mirrors, and the spherical mirror... Agent:

20120013989 - Meta material and method of manufacturing the same: Provided are a meta material and a method of manufacturing the same. The meta material comprises: a substrate; at least one conductive nano pattern patterned on the substrate and having a size with a negative refractive index in a predetermined electromagnetic wavelength band; and a dielectric layer covering the conductive... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120013990 - Zoom lens: The zoom lens of the present invention includes a variable focus lens and a stop. The variable focus lens is disposed on the light incident side of the stop, and where a distance from a first surface to an image plane of the zoom lens is defined as Ta, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013991 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising a first lens unit having positive optical power, a second lens unit having positive optical power, a third lens unit having positive optical power, a fourth lens unit having negative optical power, and at least... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120013992 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus: A zoom lens comprising, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. The second and third lens units are configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013993 - Zoom lens system, interchangeable lens apparatus and camera system: A zoom lens system comprising: a first lens unit having positive optical power; a second lens unit having positive optical power; and at least one subsequent lens unit, wherein the zoom lens system has an image blur compensating lens unit which moves in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120013994 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013995 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013996 - Optical system having fisheye zoom lens and optical apparatus having the optical system: An optical system includes, in order from an object side, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power and a second lens unit having a positive refractive power. The optical system satisfies: 1.70≦Yt/Yw≦2.5, Y=2×f×sin(θ/2))(85°≦θ≦90°), and 3.45≦bfw/|f1|≦7, where fw is the shortest focal length, ft is the longest focal length,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013997 - Fisheye zoom lens barrel having marks on zoom operation ring: A zoom lens barrel includes a fixed barrel in which a first mark is indicated, and a zoom operation ring in which a second mark is indicated, the zoom operation ring being supported on the fixed barrel. The zoom lens barrel has a focal length region where at least angles... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120013998 - Optical imaging lens assembly: This invention provides an optical imaging lens assembly, in order from an object side toward an image side including: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, a second lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and a concave image-side surface,... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120013999 - Optical adjustable mounts with absolute position feedback: Adjustable mounts for optical elements or the like that may include absolute position information feedback. For some embodiments, position data may be generated independent of displacement measurement. Position data feedback may be provided to driver embodiments, such as piezoelectric inertia drivers, by a controller and used to achieve a desired... Agent:

20120014000 - Lens and related lens module: A lens includes a central optically active part, and a peripheral optically inactive part surrounding the optically active part. The optically inactive part includes a first surface, an opposite second surface, and a side surface connected between the first surface and the second surface. The side surface includes a first... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120014001 - Optical lens unit and plastic lens forming mold and plastic lens manufacturing method therefor: Disclosed is an invention that aims to accurately position a lens barrel and an optical lens and form a plastic lens easily with a high-precision forming mold. A plastic lens is formed by filling resin into a cavity surrounded by a fixed mold, a movable mold, and inserts, which are... Agent: Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

20120014003 - Actuator assembly and optical system having the same: An actuator assembly including a slider configured to be slidable along a sliding direction; and a driving force applying unit comprising a plurality of contact portions disposed to be spaced apart from each other in a direction crossing the sliding direction of the slider and for applying force to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120014002 - Voice coil motor with pulse-width modulation driver: An apparatus is provided including a voice coil motor (VCM); a lens connected to the voice coil motor; and a pulse-width modulation (PWM) driver connected to the voice coil motor to at least partially control movement of the lens by the voice coil motor.... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120014004 - Lens barrel support structure and optical device: A lens barrel support structure is provided that includes a base frame and a lens barrel. The base frame includes a first support portion, a second support portion, a third support portion, and a stopper. The lens barrel includes a substantially cylindrical shape body frame configured to accommodate at least... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120014005 - Display in the mirror glass and process for production: l

20120014006 - Quasi-parabolic solar concentrator and method: A quasi-parabolic reflector and method are provided for a solar concentrator which produces a unique radiation pattern which is less susceptible to surface defects, less sensitive to target distance irregularities, and having greater uniformity of intensity for PV applications in comparison to that produced by true parabolic reflectors. Cross-sections of... Agent:

20120014007 - Seal and exterior rear view mirror assembly: A seal of an exterior rear view mirror assembly relative to a body part of a motor vehicle is described, which is formed as one piece, and comprises a sealing pad and a sealing grommet integrally moulded on the sealing pad. The sealing pad covers at least one section of... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

20120014008 - Blind spot mirror: A blind spot mirror configured to attach to a face of a side mounted automobile mirror to provide an enhanced view. The blind spot mirror includes a mirror and a mirror housing. The mirror housing includes a plurality of rectangular-column support posts and a plurality of protrusions configured to support... Agent:

20120014009 - Hat brim with rearview mirrors: Rear view mirrors for use with a brim of a hat. Telescopic arms extend from the brim and are pivotable and swivelable from a central ball joint and have rear view mirrors disposed on the distal ends thereof that are pivotable and swivelable on the ball joints that transition from... Agent:

01/12/2012 > 43 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120008181 - Holographic image display systems: We describe a method of determining an aberration correction for a holographic image display system using a spatial light modulator (SLM) to display a hologram. Embodiments of the invention measure the corrections needed for a particular projection system, using the same system SLM as used to generate the images to... Agent:

20120008182 - Quantum computing method and quantum computer: A quantum bit computation method includes operating a two-quantum-bit gate on quantum bits of a first physical system and a second physical system, second energy states of second physical systems except for the first physical system and the second physical system do not change, three energy states being represented by... Agent:

20120008183 - Resin molded article for optical element, method for manufacturing resin molded article for optical element, device for manufacturing resin molded article for optical element, and scanning optical device: Provided is: a resin molded article for an optical element wherein high surface precision is kept since an abnormal appearance-formed portion such as a hesitation mark is effectively formed outside an optical surface without cutting off the portion and an optical surface itself can be less likely to be influenced... Agent: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.

20120008184 - Hollow reflecting optical element and scanning optical device: Provided are a resinous reflecting optical element that achieves high mirror surface precision by mitigating the warping effects associated with contraction during resin hardening and suppressing the distortion of a mirror surface that results from resistance to mold release, and a scanning optical device that uses said reflecting optical element.... Agent:

20120008185 - Light beam scanning device: An optical scanning device, having: a substrate main body; two cantilever beams protruded from the respective side portion of one side of the main body; a mirror supported by torsion bars from the respective side, between the beams; a drive source to causes the main body to vibrate; and a... Agent:

20120008186 - Variable space shutter for led display: A variable space shutter includes: a first frame having vertically spaced slats forming vertical openings; a second frame having a horizontal indented channel, the second frame being affixed to the first frame around a periphery of the first frame; and a shutter part having vertically spaced slats forming vertical openings,... Agent:

20120008187 - System and method for operating light processing electronic devices: A system and method for operating an electronic device used in light processing. A method comprises altering a spatial relationship between a spatial light modulator (SLM) and a light incident on the SLM, shifting light modulator states of a first portion of light modulators to a second portion of light... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120008189 - Display element, display apparatus and fabricating method of the display element: A display element, a display apparatus and a fabricating method of a display element are provided. The display apparatus includes a first substrate, a second substrate and a display medium layer. The display medium layer is disposed between a first electrode layer of the first substrate and a second electrode... Agent: Chimei Innolux Corporation

20120008190 - Electrophoretic display device and method for manufacturing the same: An electrophoretic display device includes a lower substrate having a plurality of pixel electrodes on the lower substrate, having a lower organic layer on the pixel electrodes and the lower substrate, and having partition walls formed on the lower organic layer to surround the pixel electrodes, the pixel electrodes and... Agent:

20120008191 - Electrophoretic display device and method of fabrication thereof: Disclosed is an electrophoretic display (EPD) device and fabrication method thereof that has a simplified fabrication process and reduced fabrication costs. In the EPD device, a partition wall is formed directly on a first substrate having a pixel electrode and extended up a lateral surface of the partition wall to... Agent:

20120008188 - Multi-color electro-optic displays: An electro-optic display comprising at least two separate layers of electro-optic material, with one of these layers being capable of displaying at least one optical state which cannot be displayed by the other layer. The display is driven by a single set of electrodes between which both layers are sandwiched,... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20120008192 - Ir filters with high vlt and neutral color: An optical filter composite is provided having effective filtering of infrared emissions, such as solar or laser emissions, while providing very high visible light transmission, preserving the ability to differentiate and recognize colors and providing a pleasing overall color as compared to the prior art. The present invention provides for... Agent: Sperian Eye & Face Protection, Inc.

20120008193 - Method for equalizing arbitrary parfocal lengths of objectives when focusing stereomicroscopes and macroscopes: The invention is directed to a method for equalizing arbitrary parfocal lengths of objectives when focusing stereomicroscopes and macroscopes, including an objective changer (4) equipped with differently parfocalized and/or non-parfocalized objectives (5), and focusing devices for automatic focusing when changing an object or objective. The focusing devices are controlled by... Agent:

20120008194 - Imaging optical system, microscope apparatus including the imaging optical system, and stereoscopic microscope apparatus: A variable power optical system 3 used in a parallel stereoscopic microscope apparatus 100 and the like includes a plurality of optical paths in which optical axes are arranged substantially parallel, includes a plurality of lens groups that change the magnification of a diameter of a luminous flux entering substantially... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120008195 - Microscope system: Microscope system for acquiring a plurality of images, comprising: a zoom system which is configured to continuously vary a magnification of the microscope system over a magnification range of the microscope system, wherein the zoom system comprises two movable zoom components, which are arranged movably along a common optical axis... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

20120008196 - Atr objective for an ir microscope and method for operation thereof: ATR (attenuated total reflection) objective (1) for an IR (infrared) microscope, comprising a Cassegrain objective (2) which focuses on a sample position (3) and the two mirrors (2a,2b) of which each have a central bore (5a, 5b), an ATR crystal (7), a holding bar (8) which is guided through the... Agent: Bruker Optik Gmbh

20120008197 - Microscope, more particularly fluorescence microscope, dichroic beam splitter and use thereof: The invention relates to a microscope, more particularly to a fluorescence microscope, for the structured illumination microscopy, comprising a microscope light path having an optical axis, including a beam splitter for coupling illumination light into the microscope light path, including an illumination pattern unit disposed, in particular, in the microscope... Agent:

20120008198 - Far-optical device: A far-optical device comprising a reversal system and an adjustable optical magnification means with more than fourfold magnification, wherein the far-optical device has an optical beam deflection means which at all magnifications ensures a subjective field of view of the far-optical device of at least 22° at least for light... Agent: Swarovski-optik Kg.

20120008200 - Projection display surface providing artifact 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:

20120008199 - Structure of the waterproof tabletop for the touch panel: The present invention discloses a structure of the waterproof tabletop for the touch panel, which includes: a tempered glass which is formed together containing an imaging part and a non-imaging part which are formed integrally; a film configured under the tempered glass corresponding to the imaging part and adhered to... Agent: Nlighten Trading (shanghai) Co., Ltd.

20120008201 - Projection screen and manufacturing method thereof: A projection screen includes a base sheet, a surface roughness structure, a reflective layer, and a light absorption layer. The base sheet has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side. A plurality of first surfaces and second surfaces are formed on the first side, each... Agent:

20120008202 - Reflective projection screen having multiincedent angle: Embodiments of the invention relate to a reflective projection screen for image, and more particularly, to a shape and a fabrication method for a reflective projection screen for a projector having short focal length of short projection distance, and particularly to a reflective projection screen applicable to 2D and 3D.... Agent:

20120008203 - 2d/3d image display: A display comprises a display panel, a polariser, a polarisation rotator, and a scatterer arranged to scatter light having a first polarisation as compared with a second polarisation. The display can be switched between 2D and 3D modes by operating the polarisation rotator. In 3D mode, the polarisation rotator transmits... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120008204 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus includes: a cylindrical casing which is rotatably driven; and a plurality of curve-arranged displays which are installed inside the casing and have the same number as a plurality of slits formed in the casing, wherein the curve-arranged displays include a light housing which is an approximately semi-cylindrical... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120008205 - Multilayer wire-grid polarizer with off-set wire-grid dielectric grid: A wire-grid polarizer includes a stack of thin film layers disposed over a substrate including a wire grid layer and a plurality of thin film layers disposed between the wire grid layer and the substrate. The wire-grid layer includes an array of elongated metal elements, comprising lengths longer than a... Agent:

20120008207 - Light polarizer: A polarizer is provided comprising a subwavelength optical microstructure wherein the microstructure is partially covered with a light-transmissive inhibiting surface for polarizing light. The inhibiting surface can include a reflective surface, such as a metalized coating. The subwavelength optical microstructure can include moth-eye structures, linear prisms, or modified structures thereof... Agent: Reflexite Corporation

20120008206 - Optical film and method for manufacturing the same, antiglare film, polarizer with optical layer, and display apparatus: An antiglare film includes a base member and an optical layer provided on the base member, and the optical layer has an irregular shape on a surface thereof. The irregular shape is obtained by applying a coating material containing fine particles and a resin onto the base member, distributing the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120008208 - Image stabilization device: An image stabilization device is disclosed. The image stabilization device includes a first linkage assembly and a first flexible element. The first linkage assembly is disposed on a frame. The first linkage assembly includes a first linkage which is disposed in a first direction. The first flexible element is capable... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20120008209 - Diffractive optical element and optical system including the same: A diffractive optical element includes a diffraction grating portion including a first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating, the first diffraction grating and the second diffraction grating being formed of different materials and being stacked so that grating surfaces thereof are in contact with each other, in which the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120008210 - Diffractive lens and image capture device using the same: The present invention reduces the angle dependence of diffraction efficiency by taking the diffraction pitch and diffraction step of an optical element with a diffraction grating such as a lens into account. Specifically, for that purpose, an optical element that has a first group of diffraction grating portions 20 around... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120008212 - Composite optical film: A composite optical film is provided. The composite optical film sequentially includes a substrate, a light diffusion layer, and a light-gathering layer. The light diffusion layer includes a binder and plural micro beads dispersed therein. The thickness of the light diffusion layer is 2-6 times of the average diameter of... Agent: Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd.

20120008211 - Light guide member: A light guide member includes a first light guide film, a second light guide film, a diffuser film and an atomization film superposed together one by one. The first light guide film includes a plurality of first light guide dots and the second light guide film includes a plurality of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120008213 - Display device and optical film: A display device and an optical film are disclosed which can protect the moth-eye structure while maintaining low reflectance. In at least one example embodiment, the present invention relates to a display device comprising an anti-reflection film including a moth-eye structure and a peelable protective film, wherein the protective film... Agent:

20120008214 - Image pickup apparatus having optical path reflecting zoom lens: d

20120008215 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens has a plurality of lens units including, in order from its object side to image side, a first lens unit having a negative refracting power composed of two lens elements including a biconcave negative lens and a positive lens, and a second lens unit having a positive... Agent:

20120008216 - Zoom lens, information device, and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power, being disposed in order from an object side, and... Agent:

20120008217 - High energy visible light filter systems with yellowness index values: The present invention relates to ophthalmic and non-ophthalmic systems with blue light filtering and Yellowness Index ranges. UV and IR filtering are also included. Industrial applications are also outlined in the invention.... Agent: High Performance Optics, Inc.

20120008218 - Imaging device and lens barrel: An imaging device comprises a lens barrel having an optical system with an adjustable focal point, and has a first state can focus relative to an imaging face, and a second state can not focus relative to the imaging face, a changing unit for changing the lens barrel from the... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120008219 - Barrel and lens module with same: A barrel includes a supporting part at one end of the barrel adjacent to an image side, and a plurality of protrusions formed on an inner surface of the barrel. Each protrusion includes a guiding surface and an engaging surface connected with the guiding surface. Each guiding surface is oblique... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120008220 - Voice coil motor, coil block for voice coil motor, method of manufacturing the coil block, and voice coil motor having the coil block: A VCM (voice coil motor) is disclosed, the VCM including: a rotor including a lens-fixing hollow holed bobbin including a coil discharge unit formed from a peripheral upper end to a peripheral bottom end facing the peripheral upper end, and a coil block arranged at a periphery of the bobbin... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20120008221 - Voice coil motor: A VCM (voice coil motor) is disclosed, the VCM including: a rotor including a cylindrical bobbin for accommodating a lens and protruded at a bottom end with a boss, and a coil block arranged at a periphery of the bobbin; a stator including a magnet facing the coil block and... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20120008222 - Structural materials with angle dependent color: Provided herein are materials with angle-dependent solar radiation absorptivity, reflectivity, or emissivity. In some embodiments, the material exhibits angle-dependent reflectivity and angle-dependent emissivity. The material can appear as one color or a uniform color to an observer. In some embodiments, the material appears to have different colors from different angles... Agent:

20120008223 - Drive for a component to be adjusted: A drive for a component to be adjusted, in particular for an adjustable automotive vehicle mirror, having a housing which can be mounted on a stationary structure for receiving drive elements, and having an element which encompasses the housing at least partially and is connected to a carrier for the... Agent: Magna Auteca Ag

01/05/2012 > 58 patent applications in 51 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20120002255 - Printing: There is provided an apparatus and a method of printing a diffraction grating. In particular, the present invention relates to diffraction gratings applied to a substrate, such as a hologram.... Agent:

20120002256 - Laser based image display system: We describe optical techniques for replicating an image to expand the exit pupil of a head-up laser-based image display system. The system includes image replication optics to replicate an image carried by a substantially collimated beam, the image replication optics comprising a pair of substantially planar reflecting optical surfaces defining... Agent:

20120002257 - Hologram recording medium and method for manufacturing the same, hologram reproduction apparatus, and hologram reproduction method: A hologram recording medium having two or more images recorded therein, wherein when substantially collimated light is incident along a first direction on the hologram recording medium, a first image is reproduced with the intensity of light diffracted in the hologram recording medium maximized in a predetermined direction, when substantially... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120002258 - Optical element: An optical element has a plurality of first machining portions and a plurality of second machining portions. The plurality of first machining portions is aligned in a first direction and the first machining portions each have a convex shape. The plurality of second machining portions is aligned in the first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120002259 - Molded elastomeric flexural elements for use in a laser scanning assemblies and scanners, and methods of manufacturing, tuning and adjusting the same: A laser scanning assembly includes a coil support element having a central axis about which is wound an electromagnetic wire coil and having a flange oriented generally transverse to the central axis. An elastomeric flexural element has a first end coupled to the flange. A permanent magnet has first and... Agent:

20120002260 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus: The present invention provides an optical scanning apparatus at least including two optical scanning units that freely rotate about a rotation shaft and are disposed in parallel to the rotation shaft; two light sources provided for each optical scanning unit in relation to the optical scanning unit; and four primary... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120002261 - Scanning optical apparatus: In a scanning optical apparatus, light emitted from each of a plurality of light sources is converted by a first optical element into a beam of light, which in turn is converted by a second optical element into a linear image extending in a main scanning direction incident on a... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120002262 - Optical scanning device: An optical scanning device having: a light source for emitting a light beam; a deflector having a plurality of flat reflecting surfaces; a first optical system disposed between the light source and the deflector; and a second optical system disposed between the deflector and a photoreceptor surface, and configured such... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.

20120002263 - Laser light source, wavelength conversion laser light source and image display device: A laser light source having a semiconductor laser light source which emits a laser beam, a laser medium excited by the semiconductor laser light source to emit light, two reflectors configured to work as a resonator to confine the light emitted by the laser medium, and a holder which holds... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120002264 - Temperature activated optical films: The present invention discloses a multilayer dielectric optical structure wherein one of the optical materials in the multilayer structure shows an optically isotropic state above and a birefringent state below a characteristic temperature Tc near the room temperature. The optical structure reflects a predetermined wavelength range of electromagnetic radiation above... Agent:

20120002265 - Method and device for compensating for color shift as a function of angle of view: In one embodiment of the invention, a display is provided and includes a plurality of interferometric display elements. The display further includes at least one diffuser. Optical properties of the diffuser are selected to reduce color shift of the display when viewed from at least one angle.... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120002266 - Method and device for packaging a substrate: A package structure and method of packaging for an interferometric modulator. A thin film material is deposited over an interferometric modulator and transparent substrate to encapsulate the interferometric modulator. A gap or cavity between the interferometric modulator and the thin film provides a space in which mechanical parts of the... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120002267 - Individually addressable nano-scale mechanical actuators: An addressable nano-scale mechanical actuator is formed at the intersection of two nanowires. The actuator has an active region disposed between the two nanowires, which form the electrodes of the actuator. The active region contains an electrolytically decomposable material. When an activation voltage is applied to the electrodes, the material... Agent:

20120002268 - Electrophoretic display device and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device includes a display element including a pair of first and second substrates which are opposed to each other, and a microcapsule enclosing a display material changed in optical characteristics in response to an electric impulse, the microcapsule being sandwiched between the first and second substrates; and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120002269 - Device for increasing the spectral bandwidth of optical pulses as well as an arrangement and a method for reducing the duration of optical pulses with the use of such a device: A device for increasing the spectral bandwidth of optical pulses, comprises a hollow fiber waveguide, optical components for focusing the beam into the hollow fiber waveguide and for re-collimating the beam at the exit of the hollow fiber waveguide, the hollow fiber waveguide being contained in an air-tight chamber filled... Agent:

20120002270 - Optical transmission system: An optical transmission system includes an optical transmitter that sends signal light to a transmission path, an optical receiver that receives the signal light from the transmission path, and an optical amplifier that is provided on the transmission path and that amplifies the signal light, the optical amplifier being configured... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120002271 - Semiconductor optical amplifier: A semiconductor optical amplifier includes: a laminated structure sequentially including a first compound semiconductor layer composed of GaN compound semiconductor and having a first conductivity type, a third compound semiconductor layer having a light amplification region composed of GaN compound semiconductor, and a second compound semiconductor layer composed of GaN... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120002272 - External-cavity one-dimensional multi-wavelength beam combining of two-dimensional laser elements: An external-cavity one-dimensional multi-wavelength beam combiner that performs wavelength beam combining along a stacking dimension of a laser stack formed of a plurality of laser arrays, each laser array configured to generate optical radiation having a unique wavelength, and each of the plurality of laser arrays including one or more... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120002273 - Catadioptric projection objective with pupil correction: The disclosure provides a catadioptric projection objective which includes a plurality of optical elements, including first, second and third refractive objection parts. Optical elements arranged between an object surface and a first pupil surface form a Fourier lens group that includes a negative lens group arranged optically close to the... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20120002274 - Microscope comprising multiple optical systems in the imaging beam path: A microscope comprising multiple optical systems in the imaging beam path and at least one subassembly, the optical effect of which in relation to the imaging beam path can be modified by controlling the subassembly, e.g. a group of lenses or a diaphragm that can be moved in the direction... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microimaging Gmbh

20120002275 - Optical element switching apparatus and microscope system: An optical element switching apparatus is provided that includes: a connecting portion connecting a transmitting portion with a traveling body portion via a predetermined elastic body and displacing the traveling body portion in each of first and second directions in a range of an elastic displacement width greater than a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120002277 - Slide glass storage device, conveying device and microscope system: A slide glass storage device including: a supply tray which has a supply holding space determined by a longer edge upper limit allowed for a longer edge of a slide glass and a shorter edge upper limit allowed for a shorter edge of the slide glass and on which a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120002276 - Stage system and microscope: Disclosed herein is a stage system, including: a stage on which to mount a slide glass; a projection block projected more than the thickness of the slide glass to the side of that surface of the stage on which to dispose the slide glass; and a pressing block which is... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120002278 - Anti-moire optical system and method: A three-dimensional optical display system and method that reduces moiré patterns formed between the image display panel and a 3D lens. The reduction of moiré patterns may be achieved by adding a lenticular anti-moiré lens or by curving the 3D lens into a convex shape. The anti-moiré lens may have... Agent: Magnetic Media Holdings, Inc.

20120002279 - 2d quality enhancer in polarized 3d systems for 2d-3d co-existence: Polarized 3D viewing systems inherently cut the viewing resolution in half. While 3D content looks of good quality, the quality of any co-existing 2D content in windowed mode on the same screen looks poor. Embodiments may be directed to modifying the 2D content in real time and presents the enhanced... Agent:

20120002280 - Optical element, polarization filter, optical isolator, and optical apparatus: An optical element transmits incident light having a particular polarization direction mainly by 0-order transmission and diffracts incident light having a perpendicular polarization direction. The optical element includes a periodic structure having a period equal to or greater than the wavelength of the incident light. The periodic structure includes first... Agent:

20120002281 - Phase difference element and display unit: A phase difference element capable of decreasing deterioration of 3D characteristics and a display unit including the phase difference element are provided. The phase difference element includes a phase difference film, and an anti-glare film. The phase difference film has a phase difference layer composed of two or more phase... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120002282 - Optical film and method for manufacturing the same, antiglare film, polarizer with optical layer, and display apparatus: An optical film includes a base member and an optical layer provided on the base member. The optical layer has an irregular shape on a surface thereof, and the irregular shape is obtained by applying a coating material containing fine particles and a resin onto the base member, distributing the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120002283 - Method and apparatus for raman co-pumps: An example Raman co-pump apparatus includes a control module for controlling output received from at least one of a first laser and a second laser, said output of said first laser and said second laser for combining into a co-pump output, wherein the control module is configured to increase a... Agent:

20120002284 - Optical beam splitter for use in an optoelectronic module, and a method for performing optical beam splitting in an optoelectronic module: An optical beam splitter for use in an optoelectronic module and method are provided. The optical beam splitter is configured to split a main beam produced by a laser into at least first and second light portions that have different optical power levels. The first light portion, which is to... Agent: Avago Technologies FiberIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20120002285 - Optical element and method for manufacturing the same: An optical device includes: an optical waveguide; and a plurality of diffraction grating layers, provided along the optical waveguide, each including a diffraction grating defined by a discontinuous first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer having a refractive index different from a refractive index of the first semiconductor layer... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120002287 - Optical device: Provided is an optical device that includes a substrate, a plurality of pillars arrayed on the surface of the substrate at intervals of a pitch that is equal to or less than the wavelength of incident light, and a medium that fills the gaps between the pillars and that has... Agent:

20120002286 - Optical element and method of producing the same: Provided is an optical element including a substrate; a plurality of pillars arranged on the surface of the substrate at a pitch equal to or less than the wavelength of incident light; a medium filling gaps between the pillars, the medium having a refractive index different from that of the... Agent:

20120002288 - Multi-layer panel and method of manufacturing such a panel: A method of manufacturing a multi-layer panel having a curved reflective and/or transmitting facing layer that includes the steps of increasing and/or decreasing pressure on a side of a thin membrane to form a pressure differential across the thin membrane that causes the thin membrane to deform to a required... Agent: Musion Systems Limited

20120002289 - Anti-reflection display window panel and manufacturing method thereof: An anti-reflection display window panel and a manufacturing method thereof, which includes: forming a master, wherein a glass or a silicon wafer substrate is subject to light irradiation and etching to form a fine nano-pattern; preparing a nickel core plate to have on its surface the same nano-pattern; preparing an... Agent:

20120002290 - Light-transmitting member: The present invention provides a light-transmitting member that not only exhibits high antiglare properties but also shows a transmission image with a sharp outline. A reflecting surface of a light-transmitting member formed of an optically transparent material, for example, a glass plate, has minute hubbly surface profile formed therein by... Agent:

20120002291 - Electromagnetic wave gathering device and solar cell module having the same: An electromagnetic wave gathering device includes a pillared electromagnetic waveguide body and a reflective structure. The reflective structure is located at about an axis of the pillared electromagnetic waveguide body. The reflective structure comprises a plurality of bicone reflective units. Each of the reflective units has a first reflective surface.... Agent:

20120002292 - User interface with a composite image that floats: User interface having a sensor and a composite interface that floats. Embodiments of user interfaces described herein are useful, for example, as automobile components (e.g., dashboard components), appliance components (e.g., dishwasher components, stove components, oven components, microwave oven components, clothes washer components, and clothes dyer components), medical equipment, elevator buttons,... Agent:

20120002293 - Beam combining light source: The invention relates to sources of optical radiation wherein polarized radiation from first and second rows of light emitters is first collimated and combined into two combined beam using first and second rows of collimating and beam re-directing elements, respectively, and then polarization multiplexed to form a polarization-multiplexed output beam.... Agent:

20120002294 - Beam combiner for use in a head-mounted display device and beam splitter: A beam combiner for combining a first beam cluster with a second beam cluster that is not parallel to the first, to form a common beam cluster. The beam combiner includes a transparent body for the first beam cluster, which has a superimposition region that is encountered by the first... Agent: Carl Zeiss Ag

20120002295 - Display device comprising multifunction glass, production method, and optical element having a fresnel structure: A display device including a holding device that can be placed on the head of a user, an image generating module fixed to the holding device and generating an image, and a multifunction glass that is fixed to the holding device and has a coupling in area and a coupling... Agent: Carl Zeiss Ag

20120002296 - Optical band splitter/combiner device comprising a three-arms interferometer: A three-arm-Mach-Zehnder interferometer for splitting/combining first and second wavelength bands is provided, wherein the optical device includes first and second optical splitting/combining elements; a differential optical delay device comprising first, second and third optical paths; the first, second and third optical paths of the differential optical delay device are configured... Agent: Pirelli & C. S.p.a

20120002297 - Collimator lens: There is provided a collimator lens which turns light emitted from a laser device, which is used in a laser display device, into parallel beams. The collimator lens is configured such that the wavelength of the light from the laser device is equal to or longer than 375 nm and... Agent:

20120002298 - High zoom-ratio zoom lens system: wherein f3 designates the focal length of the third lens group, f4 designates the focal length of the fourth lens group, and f123t designates the combined focal length of the first, second and third lens groups when an object at infinity is in an in-focus state at the long focal... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20120002299 - High zoom-ratio zoom lens system: e

20120002300 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens, including: a first lens unit and a second lens unit, in which the first lens unit includes: a first lens sub unit which does not move; a second lens sub unit which moves for focusing; and a third lens sub unit which does not move; and in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120002301 - Zoom lens apparatus having movable lens holder: A zoom lens apparatus includes a movable magnification lens component, a stationary barrel, a movable lens holder, and a rotatable cam barrel. Plural cam grooves are formed in the cam barrel, have a pair of cam surfaces opposed to one another, for moving the movable lens holder in the optical... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120002302 - Photographic lens optical system: A lens optical system includes first to fourth lenses that are sequentially arranged from an object, and which are between the object and an image sensor on which an image of the object is formed. The first lens has a positive refractive power and an incident surface that is convex... Agent:

20120002303 - Three-piece optical pickup lens: A three-piece optical pickup lens includes, sequentially from an object side to an image side of the three-piece optical pickup lens along an optical axis thereof, an aperture stop, a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens. The first lens is a meniscus lens of positive refractive power.... Agent: E-pin Optical Industry Co., Ltd.

20120002304 - Method and system for determining projections in non-central catadioptric optical systems: Embodiment of invention discloses a system and a method for determining a three-dimensional (3D) location of a folding point of a ray between a point in a scene (PS) and a center of projection (COP) of a camera of a catadioptric system. One embodiment maps the catadioptric system, including 3D... Agent:

20120002305 - Diagonal mirror with display: A diagonal mirror having a display includes a minor holder and a display detector. The mirror holder has a main body, an ocular part connected to the main body in tilt way, and a telescope tube connector connected to the main body in a way that is tilt relative to... Agent:

20120002306 - Screw-mount lens barrel: A screw-mount lens barrel includes a screw mount cylinder which is screw-engaged with a screw mount of a camera body, a shift ring which is rotatably supported by the screw mount cylinder to be coaxial therewith, a lens barrel body which supports an optical system and is adjustable relative to... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20120002307 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a plurality of lens groups including a retractable lens group, a plurality of lens retaining frames to retain the plurality of lens groups, a movable lens barrel to retain the plurality of lens retaining frames therein, and a fixed cylinder portion to retain the movable lens... Agent:

20120002308 - Auto-focusing lens driving device: This invention provides an auto-focusing lens driving device having a movable member, the movable member comprising: a cylinder-shaped lens carrier whose exterior is wound with a coil and whose interior defines a hollow portion for receiving an optical system; and two separate conductive elastic pieces which are each disposed at... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120002309 - Light adjusting apparatus: A light adjusting apparatus according to the present invention includes a first substrate and a second substrate having an optical aperture, a rotating shaft member which has been rotatably installed with respect to the first substrate and the second substrate, a light adjusting unit which is joined to the rotating... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120002310 - Rotating mirror holder for vehicle mirror, in particular for utility vehicles, and a mirror arrangement having said mirror holder: The invention relates to a mirror holder (4, 6) for a vehicle mirror (8) having a first and a second connection component (10, 12) that are connected around a rotation axis (A) to one another in a rotating manner, wherein the first connection component (10) has a bolt (14) comprising... Agent:

20120002311 - Reflective mirror for solar thermal power generation: Disclosed is a reflective mirror for solar thermal power generation comprising a metal film and provided thereon, a substrate, the reflective mirror reflecting sunlight entering from a substrate side, featured in that the substrate is a film composed of a resin containing microfibrillated cellulose. The reflective mirror maintains a light... Agent:

20120002312 - Non-focal optical power limiting polymeric materials: s

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