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Optical: systems and elements April category listing, related patent applications 04/12

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04/26/2012 > 46 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20120099170 - See-through display and head-up display: A see-through display including a light source for emitting light, a projection optical system for projecting the light emitted by the light source, and a volume hologram for deflecting the light projected by the projection optical system. The volume hologram has a linear expansion coefficient of α (/° C.) and... Agent:

20120099171 - Pseudo bipolar mems ribbon drive: A pseudo bipolar method for driving a MEMS ribbon device reduces charging effects in the device.... Agent: Alces Technology, Inc.

20120099172 - Microscope system: A microscope system as an optical microscope system for observing a specimen includes: an imaging optical system that forms an image of transmitted light or reflected light from the specimen; an illumination light source that illuminates illumination light on the specimen; an illumination optical system that has a first spatial... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120099173 - Vehicular rearview mirror with increased field-of-view: An optical element such as a reflector defining a differentiable fiducial surface having a first portion, with a flat region, that seamlessly adjoins, along a curved line, a second portion having a two-dimensionally curved region. The quality of optical imaging in the reflector is drastically improved by reducing the ratio... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20120099174 - Method of fabricating mems devices (such as imod) comprising using a gas phase etchant to remove a layer: Improvements in an interferometric modulator that cavity defined by two walls.... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120099175 - Reduction of the dynamic deformation of translational mirrors using inertial masses: A micromechanical mirror arrangement comprising a mirror plate (1) which forms a translation mirror, which is connected via at least one holding element (2), preferably two or more holding elements, to a frame structure (3) and is movable in translation relative to this frame structure, characterized in that the connection... Agent:

20120099178 - Electromechanical system having a dielectric movable membrane: An electromechanical device includes a partially reflective and partially transmissive layer and a movable functional element. The movable functional element includes a patterned flexible dielectric layer and a reflective layer mechanically coupled to the flexible dielectric layer. The patterned flexible dielectric layer is configured to flex in response to voltages... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120099176 - Micro-electro-mechanical systems micromirrors and micromirror arrays: A micromirror and micromirror array may have a first stationary structure, and a mirror structure connected to a first pivoting structure that pivots the mirror structure relative to the first stationary structure about a first axis of rotation. A first comb drive pivots the mirror structure about the first axis... Agent:

20120099177 - Spatial light modulator with integrated optical compensation structure: A spatial light modulator comprises an integrated optical compensation structure, e.g., an optical compensation structure arranged between a substrate and a plurality of individually addressable light-modulating elements, or an optical compensation structure located on the opposite side of the light-modulating elements from the substrate. The individually addressable light-modulating elements are... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120099179 - Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate: A MEMS-based display device is described, wherein an array of interferometric modulators are configured to reflect light through a transparent substrate. The transparent substrate is sealed to a backplate and the backplate may contain electronic circuitry fabricated on the backplane. The electronic circuitry is placed in electrical communication with the... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120099182 - Display sheet, display device, and electronic apparatus: A display device includes: a substrate provided on a side of the display surface; a counter substrate disposed to face the substrate; a display layer provided between the substrate and the counter substrate and filled with a dispersion liquid formed of a dispersion medium in which white particles and black... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120099180 - Electro-phoretic display apparatus: An electro-phoretic display apparatus is disclosed. The electro-phoretic display apparatus mentioned above includes a plurality of pixel unit lines, a plurality of common voltage transferring lines, and a common voltage generator. The common voltage transferring lines extend and connect to a common line segment directly along a layout direction. The... Agent: Sipix Technology Inc.

20120099181 - Electrophoretic display device, method of manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device includes: a substrate; partition walls which partition a space on the substrate into a plurality of cells; an electrophoretic dispersion liquid with which the plurality of cells on the substrate is filled; a sealing film which is disposed so as to face the substrate with the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120099183 - Optical demodulator: The embodiments of the present invention provides an optical demodulator, which includes a first reflective mirror, a second reflective mirror, a third reflective mirror, and an optical splitter. The optical splitter is configured to: split input light for the first time; split for the second time a first path of... Agent:

20120099184 - Wavelength conversion laser light source and image display device: A wavelength conversion laser light source having: a laser medium which generates a fundamental wave light; a laser resonator for causing laser oscillation of the fundamental wave light; a wavelength convertor which is provided with a wavelength converting region to convert the fundamental wave light under the laser oscillation by... Agent:

20120099185 - Laser diode assembly and semiconductor optical amplifier assembly: A laser diode assembly includes a mode-locked laser diode device, where a light output spectrum shows long-wavelength shift by self-phase modulation, an external resonator, and a wavelength selective element. A long wavelength component of a pulsed laser beam emitted through the external resonator from the mode-locked laser diode device is... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120099186 - Optical amplification device and method: l

20120099187 - Weather-resistant multilayer systems: The invention relates to a multilayer product comprising a first layer (A), a second layer (B), a third layer (C), and a fourth layer (D). The first layer (A) is a scratch-resistant protective layer having a minimum extinction of 0.3 at 340 nm, the second layer (B) is an alkyl... Agent: Bayer Materialscience Ag

20120099188 - Laser protection structures and methods of fabrication: An optically transmissive structure for laser protection is provided including a plurality of metallic layers of material interspersed with a plurality of dielectric layers of material. The metallic layers are interposed with the dielectric layers; the metallic layers include individual layers each having a thickness smaller than a skin depth... Agent: Aegis Technologies Group, Inc.

20120099189 - Integration of optical element in insulated glazing unit: Disclosed is a method for integrating at least one optical element inside an insulated glazing unit comprising at least two glass panes, where the optical element has a plurality of perforations and a non-perforated area, where the non-perforated area prevents penetration of light in a building where the insulated glazing... Agent:

20120099190 - Spim microscope with a sequential light sheet: A SPIM-microscope (Selective Plane Imaging Microscopy) having a y-direction illumination light source and a z-direction detection light camera. An x-scanner generates a sequential light sheet by scanning the illumination light beam in the x-direction. By an illumination optics having a zoom optics that is provided in the beam path of... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20120099191 - Periscope device: The invention relates to a periscope device for transmission of a surrounding represented by first light borne information (L1) to the view opening (106), wherein the first light borne information (L1) at the view opening is arranged to be presented together with visual supplementary information represented by second light borne... Agent: Bae Systems Hagglunds Aktiebolag

20120099192 - Window image projection screen: A window image projection screen includes a transparent case, including a transparent front element and a transparent rear element. A thin inner space formed between the front and rear elements is filled with fine water drops produced by ultrasonic vibration of water in a reservoir to selectively crease a screen... Agent:

20120099193 - Light emitting diode packaging structure and light emitting diode stereoscopic display device: A Light Emitting Diode (LED) packaging structure comprises an LED die, a package body, and an optical element. The package body wraps the LED die, and the optical element is disposed on the package body. A light beam emitted by the LED die passes through the optical element and is... Agent: Macroblock, Inc.

20120099194 - Multi-view device for generating animations or three dimensional images: The invention relates to a multi-view device (100) for generating a first image at a first viewing angle (211) and for generating a second image at a second viewing angle (221) different from the first viewing angle (211). The multi-view device (100) comprises a composite image, an array of elongated... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120099195 - Eyewear, three-dimensional image display system employing the same, and method of allowing viewing of image: A 3D image display system that includes eyewear and a 3D image display device for alternately displaying left and right images. The eyewear includes left and right shutters of the glasses which are controlled in a two-dimensional (2D) mode so as to allow only one of the left and right... Agent:

20120099196 - Attachment device for a pair of binoculars: An attachment device (1) that attaches a pair of binoculars (3) to the brim (4) of a hat (2) via a clip (5). The attachment device has a series of arms (7, 10, 13) that are pivotally attached to each other and to the clip, thereby allowing a user to... Agent:

20120099197 - Antiglare film, antiglare sheet, process for producing them, and image display apparatus using them: An antiglare film and an antiglare sheet with which an image display apparatus excelling in contrast while maintaining excellent antiglare performance is obtained, and a simple process for producing them are provided. In the antiglare film of the present invention, a rugged shape in a first direction is substantially different... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20120099198 - Vibrating device and image equipment having the same: A dust-screening member arranged in front of an image forming unit that holds an image forming element configured to generate an optical image, is formed into a box shape that includes a plate-shaped polygonal light transmitting part that passes light entering from or to the image forming element, and a... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.

20120099199 - Retroreflective lenticular arrays: Retroreflective lenticular systems employing a focusing array and a retroreflector array optically coupled to the focusing array. The focusing array is provided on a first surface and the retroreflector array is provided on an opposing second surface. The retroreflector array includes an array of retroreflective elements alternating with separation areas... Agent:

20120099200 - Retroreflective sheeting of micro glass sphere provided with image having visual direction: [Solution] A micro glass sphere retroreflective sheeting 100 provided with set images having visual directions is the micro glass sphere retroreflective sheeting 100 provided with at least two adjacent set images (L1, L2) each of which is formed by a set of a large number of point images each having... Agent: Nippon Carbide Industries Co., Inc.

20120099201 - Tilt-type anti-shake compensation structure for auto-focus module: A tilt-type anti-shake compensation structure for auto-focus module includes an auto-focus module having a lens assembly held thereto and driving the latter to move forward and rearward in a light entering path, i.e. in z-axis direction, so as to focus a captured image; an outer frame enclosing the auto-focus module... Agent:

20120099202 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: t

20120099203 - Optical device and method for correcting chromatic aberrations: Imaging device and method, the device including receiver optics, a diffractive and focusing surface, and a pair of diffractive and focusing arrangements, the receiver optics receiving radiation including a first wavelength selected from a first spectral band, and a second spectral band, where the first wavelength is substantially a multiplicative... Agent: Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd.

20120099204 - Thermally stable optical element: Designs and manufacturing methods are provided for lighting components and systems with improved performance in luminous efficacy, total lumen output, product lifetime, and form factor through the use of optical composites with improved thermal management. Some embodiments also provide designs and manufacturing methods to minimize thermal warpage and increase the... Agent: Fusion Optix, Inc.

20120099205 - Changeable liquid lens array and method of manufacturing the same: A changeable liquid lens array and a method of manufacturing the same. The changeable liquid lens array includes a substrate, a plurality of partition walls arrayed on the substrate and having a fluid travel path, cells defined by the plurality of partition walls, a first fluid comprised in the cells,... Agent:

20120099206 - Eyepiece optical system having a reflective surface and electronic view finder incorporating the same: The eyepiece optical system of the invention is characterized by comprising, in order from the display plane side on which images being viewed are formed toward the exit side, a first lens component of positive refracting power, a reflecting member having only one reflective surface, a second lens component of... Agent:

20120099207 - Wide-angle relay lens and imaging system having same: A relay lens is used for an imaging system having a main lens. The main lens has a pupil plane. The relay lens, in the order from the subject side to the image side thereof, includes a first lens of negative refractive power, and a second lens of positive refractive... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120099208 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system is used for imaging an object to an image plane. The system, in the order from the object side to the image plane, includes a first lens group with positive refraction power, a second lens group with negative refraction power, a third lens group with positive... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen)co., Ltd.

20120099209 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system includes, in the order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens group of positive refraction power, a second lens group of negative refraction power, a third lens group of positive refraction power, a fourth lens of positive refraction power, and an... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120099210 - Projection lens system with high resolution and compact size: The present disclosure relates to a projection lens system for a projector having a spatial light modulator (SLM). The projection lens system includes, in order from the magnified end to the minified end thereof, a first lens group with negative refraction power, a second lens group with positive refraction power,... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20120099211 - Super-wide-angle lens system and imaging module having same: A super-wide-angle lens system for imaging an object on an imaging surface, includes a first lens group with negative refraction power and a second lens group with positive refraction power. The first lens group includes a first spherical lens with negative refraction power, a second spherical lens with negative refraction... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120099212 - Lens driving device with piezoelectric actuator: A lens driving device includes a fixed housing, a movable lens holder movably received in the fixed housing, a base mounted to the fixed housing, a guide rod, and a piezoelectric actuator. The fixed housing has an opening defined at a corner thereof. The lens holder has a through hole... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120099213 - 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 and has a central axis for receiving drive elements, and having an element which encompasses the housing at least partially and is connected... Agent: Magna Auteca Ag

20120099214 - Colored photosensitive resin composition for preparation of color filter of solid-state image sensing device using 300 nm or less ultrashort wave exposure equipment, color filter using same, and solid-state image sensing device containing same: Disclosed is a colored photosensitive resin composition for a color filter of a solid state imaging device using an ultra-short wavelength exposing device of 300 nm or less, a color filter and a solid state imaging device including the same. The colored photosensitive resin composition can fabricate a color filter... Agent: Dongwoo Fine-chem Co., Ltd

20120099215 - Double-vision display, double-vision color film structure and manufacturing method thereof: A double-vision color filter structure comprises a glass substrate, a slit grating, a transparent thin layer and a pattern of pixels, wherein the slit grating is formed on the glass substrate, the transparent thin layer is arranged on the surface of the slit grating on the glass substrate to form... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

04/19/2012 > 51 patent applications in 44 patent subcategories.

20120092735 - Three-dimensional light modulation arrangement for modulating a wave field having complex information: The present invention relates to a three-dimensional light modulator, of which the pixels are combined to form modulation elements. Each modulation element can be coded with a preset discrete value such that three-dimensionally arranged object points can be holographically reconstructed. The light modulator according to the invention is characterized in... Agent: Seereal Technologies S.a.

20120092736 - Spectrum viewing device and method: A capsule includes a bottom portion for holding a liquid used for making bubbles, and a separate top portion. The top portion can be used to blow bubbles, where the bubble, after at least partially air drying, can be formulated to rest on a surface. The top portion also includes... Agent:

20120092737 - Method of forming an imaging device: A method, apparatus, and system that provides a holographic layer as a micro-lens array and/or a color filter array in an imager. The method of writing the holographic layer results in overlapping areas in the hologram for corresponding adjacent pixels in the imager which increases collection of light at the... Agent:

20120092738 - Scanning platform having asymmetric flexures: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a scanning platform to scan a beam as a projected image comprises a frame and a scanning mirror supported by a flexure coupled to the frame of the scanning platform. The flexure has an asymmetric structure comprising a longer flexure arm and... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20120092739 - Optical pattern generator using multiple reflective surfaces: An optical pattern generator uses reflection from multiple (e.g., two) internal mirror surfaces mounted on a rotating support structure.... Agent: Solta Medical, Inc.

20120092740 - Adjustment apparatus for light source unit and adjustment method therefor: An adjustment apparatus for a light source unit installed on an optical scanning apparatus including a deflector, the light source unit including a laser light source and a condensing optical element, and leading the condensed light beam to the deflector, the adjustment apparatus including: a dividing element for dividing the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120092741 - Two-mirror scanning system: A scanning beam projection system includes a two-mirror scanning system. One mirror scans in one direction, and a second mirror scans in a second direction. A fast scan mirror receives a modulated light beam from a fold mirror and directs the modulated light beam to a slow can mirror. The... Agent: Microvision, Inc.

20120092742 - Mask: A light irradiation apparatus and a method of manufacture a photo-aligning layer are disclosed. A mask included in a light irradiation apparatus according to one embodiment is configured to irradiate the light having straightness at a high level of illumination to a subject that is apart from the mask with... Agent:

20120092743 - Light modulation device: A light modulation device includes: an input terminal into which a modulation signal is input; a light modulation element including an anode connected to the input terminal and a cathode that is grounded; a matching resistor connected in parallel with the light modulation element; a matching capacitor connected to the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120092744 - 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

20120092745 - 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

20120092746 - Oscillator-amplifier drive laser with seed protection for an euv light source: As disclosed herein, in a first aspect, a device may comprise: an oscillator producing a light output on a beam path; a target material for interaction with light on the beam path at an irradiation site; a beam delay on the beam path the beam delay having a beam folding... Agent: Cymer, Inc.

20120092749 - Devices and methods for enhancing color shift of interferometric modulators: The color reflected by an interferometric modulator may vary as a function of the angle of view. A range of colors are thus viewable by rotating the interferometric modulator relative to an observer. By placing a textured layer between an observer and an interferometric modulator, a pattern which includes the... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120092747 - Display having an embedded microlens array: The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and apparatus for directing incident light toward central regions of interferometric modulator displays. In one aspect, a display includes an array of microlenses embedded in a substrate adjacent a first surface of the substrate. An array of light modulators can be disposed over the... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120092748 - Radiation emitting element and a method of providing it: A radiation emitting element comprising a radiation transmissive element having a first refractive index, a first surface, a second, opposite surface, a radiation emitter adapted to emit radiation of a predetermined wavelength into the radiation transmissive element, and a plurality of radiation controlling elements, wherein each radiation controlling element comprises:... Agent: Blackbrite Aps

20120092750 - Lighting device for a direct viewing display: The present invention relates to a lighting device having a planer optical fiber and at least one light source device for illuminating a controllable spatial light modulator, wherein the optical fiber comprises a light-conducting core and a cover coating, and the light modulator comprises a pixel matrix, the light source... Agent: Seereal Technologies S.a.

20120092753 - Colored fluids for electrowetting, electrofluidic, and electrophoretic technologies: Colored fluids for electrowetting, electro fluidic, or electrophoretic devices, and the devices themselves, are disclosed. The colored fluid can include a nonaqueous polar solvent having (a) a dynamic viscosity of 0.1 cP to 50 cP at 250 C, (b) a surface tension of 25 dynes/cm to 55 dynes/cm at 250... Agent: Sun Chemical Corporation

20120092754 - Electrophoretic display device and method for manufacturing the same: An electrophoretic display device includes a lower substrate having pixel electrodes thereon to define a plurality of pixel areas; partition walls formed on the lower substrate to surround the pixel electrodes; electrophoretic dispersion liquid having a plurality of charged particles colored to display colors, the electrophoretic dispersion liquid filled into... Agent:

20120092752 - Electrophoretic indication display device: An electrophoretic display device comprises: a first substrate including a first electrode; a first insulation layer provided on the first electrode; a fluid layer provided on the first insulation layer and having fluid and charged particles; a second substrate facing the first substrate with the fluid layer therebetween and including... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.

20120092751 - Switchable display system: A display system for a portable device is switchable by electrical addressing. The display system can absorb ambient light and reflect at least a portion of the absorbed light to render an image on a surface of the display. The display includes a plurality of pixel electrodes. Each of the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.

20120092755 - Tandem photonic amplifier: Embodiments of laser systems advantageously use pulsed optical fiber-based laser source (12) output, the temporal pulse profile of which may be programmed to assume a range of pulse shapes. Pulsed fiber lasers are subject to peak power limits to prevent an onset of undesirable nonlinear effects; therefore, the laser output... Agent: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.

20120092756 - Optical body, optical body manufacturing method, window member, and optical body attaching method: An optical body including an optical layer having a belt-like or rectangular shape and having an incident surface on which light is incident, and a reflective layer formed in the optical layer and having a corner cube shape, wherein the reflective layer directionally reflects the light incident on the incident... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120092757 - Improved over-under lens for three-dimensional projection: An over/under lens for projecting a 3D film print possesses a circular polarization module that includes a clockwise circular polarization filter assembly and a counterclockwise circular polarization filter assembly. The clockwise and counterclockwise circular polarization filter assemblies advantageously limit cross talk occurring between left-eye and right eye images, thus improving... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20120092758 - Nanocomposites, method for producing same, and use thereof in devices for protecting against electromagnetic waves: A nanocomposite, comprising single-wall and/or multi-wall one-dimensional nanomaterials, and at least one nanooxide of at least one transition metal, said nanooxide filling said nanotubes and covering their walls. A process for preparing such a nanocomposite and an optical limiting device comprising such a nanocomposite in suspension in a medium that... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique - Cnrs

20120092759 - Solar control glass and solar control double glass: A heat-ray shielding glass products (e.g., solar control double glass) which have excellent heat-ray shielding property, especially thermal insulation property and enhanced durability under the condition of existence of moisture (under high humidity), and which can be prepared in low cost is provided. The solar control double glass 40 comprises... Agent: Bridgestone Corporation

20120092760 - Projection optical system, exposure apparatus, and exposure method: A catadioptric projection objective for imaging a pattern provided in an object plane of the projection objective onto an image plane of the projection objective. The projection objective includes a first objective part that includes one or more refractive optical elements to image the pattern provided in the object plane... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120092761 - Microscope system: A microscope system is characterized in comprising a transmission illumination optical system having a light source (11) and a condenser lens (13); a first dry objective (15a) having a magnification of from 20 or higher to 40 or lower and capable of viewing by at least one of a differential... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120092763 - Autostereoscopic display apparatus and method: An autostereoscopic display apparatus is provided for three-dimensional (3D) display. The autostereoscopic display apparatus includes a display panel having a plurality of display elements arranged in a two-dimensional array. The autostereoscopic display apparatus also includes a grating device coupled to the display device and having a plurality of grating elements... Agent: Shenzhen Super Perfect Optics Limited

20120092762 - Autostereoscopic display system and method: A three-dimensional (3D) display system is provided. The 3D display system includes a display device and an optical device. The display device is configured to display sets of images with parallax for a 3D display. The optical device has electric-signal-controllable optical parameters and is coupled with the display device. Further,... Agent:

20120092764 - Stereoscopic glasses: Stereoscopic or 3D glasses include a half-wave phase difference plate, a first polarization-converting optical system, and a second polarization-converting optical system. The half-wave phase difference plate is movable between a used position and an unused position. The first polarization-converting optical system follows the half-wave phase difference plate when the half-wave... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation

20120092765 - Prevention and remediation of damage to optical surfaces: A polylaminate film system for protecting optical surfaces, such as a lens, has plural polymer thin films arranged in a polylaminate stack, with each thin film coupled to adjacent films via solvent welding. The film system is adhered to the optical surface to be protected and, as each film in... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120092766 - Display device: A display device is capable of freely setting a viewing location for a real image formed by an imaging optical system of real specular image. The display device includes: an object of view; the imaging optical system having a semitransparent substrate with a plane of symmetry to define an object... Agent: Satnley Electric Co., Ltd.

20120092767 - Wear and impact resistant reflective road lane markers: A laminate article preferably including two or more layers adapted to be applied to a surface of a roadway that can function as a reflective marker, such as a lane marker or road feature marker. The article includes one or more reflective compounds, preferably particles, aggregates, or clusters that are... Agent:

20120092768 - Lens driving device, autofocus camera, and camera-equipped mobile terminal: In a lens driving device of the present invention, each magnet is provide to face an outer circumferential face of a first coil, and face a second coil at a position at which the second coil is provided. A first spring member and a second spring member are configured by... Agent: Shicoh Co., Ltd.

20120092769 - Diffractive lens:

20120092770 - Non-periodic gratings for shaping reflected and transmitted light irradiance profiles: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to planar sub-wavelength dielectric gratings that can be configured to control the beam profile of reflected and transmitted light. In one embodiment, a grating (200) includes a planar structure having a first surface and a second surface located opposite the first surface. The... Agent:

20120092771 - Embedded vertical optical grating for heterogeneous integration: An embedded vertical optical grating, a semiconductor device including the embedded vertical optical grating and a method for forming the same. The method for forming the embedded optical grating within a substrate includes depositing a hard mask layer on the substrate, patterning at least one opening within the hard mask... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120092772 - Light collection system and method: The present invention is directed to light collection systems, the system comprising at least one light receiving element, selected from the group consisting of: a window, a photovoltaic element, a heating element, a light guiding element and combinations thereof, and at least one light reflector-deflector element, each element comprising a... Agent:

20120092773 - Antiglare film with various inner and outer haze: An antiglare film with various inner and outer haze comprises a transparent substrate, and an antiglare coating layer formed via coating an antiglare coating solution on the transparent substrate. The antiglare coating solution further comprises a resin, resin-philic light-scattering particles and resin-phobic light-scattering particles. The resin-philic light-scattering particles and the... Agent:

20120092774 - Lens with multi-segmented linear 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 multiple segments of a frustum of a cone. Embodiments may also include a lens of suitable size and... Agent:

20120092775 - Systems, devices, and/or methods for managing variable power fluidic lens: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, manufacture, circuit, composition of matter, and/or user interface adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a method and/or machine-readable medium comprising machine-implementable instructions for, activities that can comprise and/or relate to, transitioning an optical power of a fluidic lens over a substantially... Agent: E-vision, LLC

20120092776 - Electronic image pickup system: The invention relates to an electronic image pickup system whose depth dimension is extremely reduced, taking advantage of an optical system type that can overcome conditions imposed on the movement of a zooming movable lens group while high specifications and performance are kept. The electronic image pickup system comprises an... Agent:

20120092777 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: e

20120092778 - Optical imaging lens assembly: This invention provides an optical imaging lens assembly comprising five lens elements with refractive power, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120092779 - Optical system with long focal length and optical apparatus having the same: An optical system, in order from an object side to an image side, includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a third lens unit having a positive or negative refractive power. The first lens unit is configured... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120092780 - Lens assembly with a fitting structure: A lens assembly includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens includes a first inner end surface, a first outer end surface and slots. The slots formed on the first inner end surface extends toward the first outer end surface, and each slot includes a trough and... Agent:

20120092781 - Utility vehicle rear-view mirror: A rear-view mirror assembly is mounted to the side of a utility vehicle cab which comprises a door hinged to a front pillar of the cab. The assembly comprises a minor support bracket for supporting a rear-view mirror in a position which at least partly resides within a swept volume... Agent: Agco Sa

20120092782 - Split spherical mirror configuration for optical multipass cell: An optical multipass cell (MPC) configuration is presented that utilizes pairs of split spherical mirrors to provide a beam pattern density on the order of a pure astigmatic arrangement without the need to utilize specially-ground and aligned astigmatic mirrors. Relatively inexpensive spherical mirrors are “split” into at least pairs, and... Agent:

20120092783 - Exterior rearview mirror assembly: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a bracket fixedly secured to the vehicle, a mirror casing secured to the bracket and defining a primary opening, and a single mirror support movably secured within the mirror casing disposed adjacent the primary opening. A primary mirror is fixedly secured... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20120092784 - Reflective surface: The invention relates to a reflective surface substantially perpendicular to a vector field described by the equation: W(x,y,z)=T (proj(x,v,z))−(x,v,z)+proj(x,v,z)−(x,v,z)∥T(proj(x,y,z))−(x,y,z)∥ ∥proj(x,y,z)−(x,y,z)∥ and a method for forming the reflective surface. The reflective surface is capable of providing a non-reversed, substantially undistorted direct reflection.... Agent: Drexel University

20120092785 - Mirror for checking blind spot: A single double-sided adhesive tape 2 in which both surfaces of a base sheet 7 are coated with adhesives 8, 9 is attached to a back surface of a Fresnel mirror 1 formed of a planar transparent resin plate 3. The base sheet 7 is formed of a resin into... Agent: Komy Co., Ltd.

04/12/2012 > 38 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20120086993 - Photopolymer medium for color hologram image recording and color hologram image recording method: A photopolymer medium 10 for color hologram image recording, which is formed so that a color image having a high diffraction efficiency can be obtained by exposing the same recording layer to light at a plurality of wavelengths, includes a recording layer 14 that has a recording sensitivity to light... Agent: Tdk Corporation

20120086994 - Apparatus and method for holography 3-dimensional display: An apparatus includes a recording light source configured to emit recording beams, an electrically addressable spatial light modulator (EASLM) configured to time sequentially modulate the recording beams emitted from the recording light source according to hologram information corresponding to a 3-dimensional image spatially divided into a plurality of portions, an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120086995 - Light microscope with novel digital method to achieve super-resolution: Methods and apparatus for reconstructing a wave, including interpolation and extrapolation of the phase and amplitude distributions, with application to imaging apparatus, such as microscopes.... Agent:

20120086996 - Optical scanner, mirror chip, method of manufacturing optical scanner, and image forming apparatus: An optical scanner includes: a movable section which includes a light reflecting member with a light reflecting surface and which is rotatable around the central axis of rotation; four movable beams which extend from the movable section along the light reflecting surface and which are provided at angles of 90°... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120086997 - 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

20120086998 - Diffusion barrier layer for mems devices: Described herein is the use of a diffusion barrier layer between metallic layers in MEMS devices. The diffusion barrier layer prevents mixing of the two metals, which can alter desired physical characteristics and complicate processing. In one example, the diffusion barrier layer may be used as part of a movable... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120086999 - Microwindow device: The present invention provides a transmissive Spatial Light Modulator with fast response speed and higher brightness using micro-windows having switching transistors on said window so that the fill factor of light transferring area can be maximized. Conventional systems have transistors out of windows which substantially reduce the area to pass... Agent:

20120087000 - Programmable light source: A programmable spectrum light source is disclosed. In one embodiment, the programmable light source comprises a light source, a spectrum separation system that splits the light into its constituent spectral components, a light modulator that modulates the spectral components according to a required spectral envelope and a light recombination system... Agent:

20120087001 - Electronic paper display device and method of manufacturing the same: The present invention provides an electronic paper display device including: a base substrate; rotating balls positioned on the base substrate and consisting of hemispheres of different colors; and a barrier structure for separating the rotating balls on the base substrate and having cavities in which the rotating balls are positioned... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120087003 - Electrophoretic display device: A pixel is formed by sealing an insulating liquid and floating particles in an area defined by a first substrate, a second substrate and partitions. The width of the partition has to be reduced in order to improve the pixel brightness by enlarging a flat electrode. In this case, the... Agent: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.

20120087002 - Electrophoretic display structure: An electrophoretic display structure includes a substrate, an activation layer, an electrophoretic display layer, a protective layer, a first sealant, and a second sealant. The activation layer is disposed on the substrate while the electrophoretic display layer is disposed on the activation layer. The electrophoretic display layer has a plurality... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20120087004 - Optical comb generator: Provided is an optical comb generator including a light source, a first waveguide region, a modulation region, and a second waveguide region. The light source is configured to output single-mode light. The first waveguide region divides an output of the light source into first light and second light. The modulation... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120087005 - Thin film deposition method and resulting product: A process for producing a substrate coated on a face with a low-E thin film multilayer, the process including: depositing a thin-film multilayer containing a thin silver film between at least two thin dielectric films and an absorbent film on a face a substrate; and heat treating the coated face... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20120087006 - Flexible objective lens assembly and microscope: An objective lens assembly 316 to be attached to a surgical microscope includes an objective lens 328, a roll section 318, a pitch section 320, and an attachment mechanism 330. The roll section 318 allows the objective lens 328 to be rotated sideways without causing a pair of eyepieces 324... Agent:

20120087007 - Light-guiding substrate and optical system provided with same: Provided is a light-guiding substrate that can propagate light, which has been emitted by means of a light emitting device, in a confined state with an efficiency as high as possible. An optical system provided with the light-guiding substrate is also provided. The light-guiding substrate (5) generates 0-order light and... Agent:

20120087008 - Diffractive optical element, optical system, and optical apparatus: A diffractive optical element includes first and second diffraction gratings. A grating wall surface of the second diffractive grating is located on a surface extending a grating wall surface of the first diffractive grating or on a low refractive index region side of the first diffractive grating with respect to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120087010 - Patterned adhesives for reflectors: A reflector laminate, and backlights and displays incorporating such reflector laminates are disclosed. The reflector laminate includes a substrate and a reflector that are adhered together by a plurality of adhesive protrusions. The adhesive protrusions provide for a plurality of voids between the reflector and the substrate, so that a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120087009 - Semi-transparent reflectors: In one embodiment, a semi-transparent reflector may include a multilayered photonic structure. The multilayered photonic structure includes a plurality of coating layers of high index dielectric material and a plurality of coating layers of low index dielectric material. The plurality of coating layers of high index dielectric material and the... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20120087011 - Light transmittance adjustment layer, light transmittance adjustment glass, and glass for window: A light transmittance adjustment layer configured to be coupled to a glass substrate for windows, the light transmittance adjustment layer including a plurality of light blocking layers therein, the plurality of light blocking layers spaced apart from and substantially parallel to one another in a direction substantially perpendicular to a... Agent:

20120087012 - Optical film, method for producing same, and method for controlling optical characteristics of same: Disclosed are: an optical film which has a moth eye structure; a method for producing the optical film; and a method for controlling the optical characteristics of the optical film. An embodiment discloses an optical film having a moth eye structure that includes a plurality of projections, wherein the plurality... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120087013 - Printed lenticules for lenticular printing: Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for lenticular printing devices, wherein both a lenticular lens sheet and an interlaced composite image can be formed using an imaging device to provide a precise registration translated from a color-to-color registration.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120087014 - Non powered concepts for a wire frame of fluid filled lenses: Various embodiments of a non-powered actuator arm for controlling liquid flow to a fluid-filled lens are described herein. A vertical tweezer assembly compresses a reservoir of solution in a first vertical direction by lateral disposition of a slider mounted on the outside of the housing. The assembly may also be... Agent: Adlens Beacon, Inc.

20120087015 - Perimeter piezo reservoir in a lens: An embodiment of a piezoelectric actuator system for a fluid-filled lens is described herein. A piezoelectric reservoir is provided encompassing a fluid. In an embodiment, the reservoir is disposed around the perimeter of a lens module within a housing. In an embodiment, electrodes are woven into the reservoir and connected... Agent: Adlens Beacon, Inc.

20120087016 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus with 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, and a third lens unit having a positive refractive power. In the zoom lens, during zooming, each lens... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120087018 - Zoom lens: There is provided a zoom lens which is suitable for a digital still camera and a video camera and includes a small number of lenses, especially a zoom lens which has an angle of view of 75° or more at the wide-angle end and a variable power ratio of about... Agent:

20120087017 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a positive refractive first lens unit, a negative refractive second lens unit, a positive refractive third lens unit, and a rear group including one or more lens units. The first lens unit consists of a negative... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120087019 - Optical lens system: The present invention provides an optical lens system comprising, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element with positive refractive power having a... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120087020 - Optical lens system: The present invention provides an optical lens system comprising, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface; a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element with positive refractive power having a... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120087021 - Moving device: A moving device is disclosed. The moving device includes a first lens barrel, a second lens barrel, a shutter module, a pushing lever, a flexible element, and a third lens barrel. The first lens barrel includes an upper edge and a groove which is at the upper edge. The second... Agent:

20120087022 - Linear motor and lens unit: Provided is a linear motor comprising a magnet including a first region polarized to have a magnetic pattern for driving and a second region polarized to have a magnetic pattern for position detection, the first and second regions being arranged linearly in a direction of the driving; a drive coil... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120087023 - Piezoelectric actuator, lens barrel, and camera: Disclosed is a piezoelectric actuator which has an improved driving force or drive efficiency. Specifically disclosed is a piezoelectric actuator which is provided with: a plurality of piezoelectric members which have a first piezoelectric element capable of being displaced in a first direction and a second piezoelectric element capable of... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120087024 - Piezoelectric actuator, lens-barrel, and camera: A piezoelectric actuator includes: a first piezoelectric device between a base member and a moving member, and that is capable of being expanded and contracted in a direction in which the first piezoelectric device intersects with a first face that opposes the moving member of the base member; a second... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120087025 - Hybrid exterior rear view mirror assembly: A hybrid exterior rear view mirror assembly for motor vehicles is described, including a mirror base and an exterior rear view mirror. The mirror base and the exterior rear view mirror are hinged together, so that the exterior rear view mirror can be pivoted about a hinge axis in relation... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

20120087026 - Power fold mechanism: A powerfold mechanism for an external rear view mirror is disclosed. The mechanism comprises: a powerfold housing mountable between a mirror housing and a vehicle mountable mirror base; a clutch member urged into engagement with the mirror, the clutch member allowing the mirror housing to be manually moved with respect... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

20120087027 - Mirror: There is provided a high-performance mirror which is capable of being varied between a plane mirror and a concave mirror. The mirror comprises a base (1), a mirror holder (2), a mirror surface sheet (12) and a back sheet (13) both capable of varying their curvature and retained in a... Agent:

20120087028 - Anamorphic relayed imager having multiple rotationally symmetric powered mirrors: Various embodiments provide an optical system including a plurality of mirrors, each mirror having a rotational axis of symmetry; and a detector configured to detect an image formed by the plurality of mirrors. The plurality of mirrors are configured to scan an object space along a first direction. The plurality... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120087029 - Mirrors for concentrating solar power (csp) or concentrating photovoltaic (cpv) applications, and/or methods of making the same: Certain example embodiments relate to techniques for creating flat laminated mirrors, e.g., for use in concentrating solar power (CSP) applications. In certain example embodiments, the first substrate is a low iron glass substrate, and the second substrate (which may be thicker than the first substrate) is has a higher iron... Agent: Guardian Industries Corp.

20120087030 - Radiation curable adhesives for reflective laminated solar panels, laminated solar panels including radiation curable adhesives, and/or associated methods: Certain example embodiments relate to techniques for creating flat laminated mirrors, e.g., for use in concentrating solar power (CSP) applications. In certain example embodiments, the first substrate is a low iron glass substrate. A reflective coating is provided between the first and second substrates. The first and second substrates are... Agent: Guardian Industries Corp.

04/05/2012 > 41 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.

20120081769 - Ring resonator with a holographic reflector: A laser device includes a pump source, a ring resonator, a gain medium disposed in the ring resonator, and a holographic output coupler to partially transmit the laser radiation. The gain medium is configured to receive radiation from the pump source and generate laser radiation.... Agent:

20120081770 - Optical scanning apparatus: An optical scanning apparatus includes a light source for emitting light, a deflecting device including a deflecting element for deflection-scanning a surface to be scanned with the light emitted from the light source and including a motor for driving the deflecting element, and an optical system casing including a supporting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120081771 - Optical scanning apparatus and laser pointer: An optical scanning apparatus includes: a light source; a lens through which a light emitted from the light source transmits; a reflective member reflecting the light transmitting the lens; and a mirror configured to scan the light reflected by the reflective member. The light is projected in the same direction... Agent: Mitsumi Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120081772 - Optical device, a method of manufacturing optical device, and exposure apparatus: The ferroelectric substrate 11 of ferroelectric crystals, while being supported by the support plate 14 which is thicker than the ferroelectric substrate 11, is integrated with the support plate 14 by letting the junction 13 mediate between one major surface S1A of the ferroelectric substrate 11 and one major surface... Agent:

20120081774 - Electrochromic thin film transistors with lateral or vertical structure using functionalized or non-functionalized substrates and method of manufacturing same: The presently disclosed subject matter can include or consist of the creation and manufacture of electrochromic thin film transistors, either self-sustaining or not, with lateral or vertical structure, deposited on any kind of functionalized substrate, referred to as electrochromic substrate, or non-functionalized substrate. The electrolyte material and the presence or... Agent:

20120081773 - Electrochromic unit and stereo image display device having the same: In an electrochromic module and a stereo image display device having the electrochromic module, the electrochromic module includes a first substrate, a second substrate, at least one electrochromic layer and at least one ion layer. The first substrate upper surface includes at least one first electrically conductive element disposed between... Agent: J Touch Corporation

20120081775 - Display device: There is disclosed an electrochromic passive-matrix display, wherein each passively addressed pixel cell comprises an electrolyte ionically connecting an electrochromic and electrochemically active polymer and a layer of electrically conducting carbon. Thus, each pixel has a pronounced threshold voltage sufficient for reducing cross talk in an electrochromic display.... Agent: Acreo Ab

20120081776 - 2d/3d image switching display device: A 2D/3D image switching display device includes an image display unit and an image switching unit coupled to a surface of the image display unit, and the image switching unit includes a first substrate, a second substrate, first and second conducting elements corresponding to the first and second substrates respectively,... Agent: J Touch Corporation

20120081777 - Electrofluidic imaging film, devices, and displays, and methods of making and using the same: A device and method of making and using the same. The device includes first and second substrates that are spaced to define a fluid space. Polar and non-polar fluids occupy the fluid space. A first electrode, with a dielectric layer, is positioned on the first substrate and electrically coupled to... Agent: University Of Cincinnati

20120081779 - Electro-optic displays, and color filters for use therein: A process for producing a color electro-optic display uses an electro-optic sub-assembly comprising an electro-optic layer and a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer. This sub-assembly is laminated to a backplane comprising a plurality of electrodes with the electro-optic layer disposed between the backplane and the electrically-conductive layer. A flowable material is placed... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20120081778 - Pigment-based ink: A pigment-based ink comprises: a non-polar carrier fluid; and pigment particles suspended in the non-polar carrier fluid. The pigment particles are coated with a metal oxide that is modified with at least one silane coupling agent to introduce functional groups, steric stabilizers or both. A combination of an electronic display... Agent:

20120081780 - Look-up table and digital transmitter based architecture for fiber nonlinearity compensation: Systems and methods are disclosed to process an optical signal using a pre-processor to populate a non-linearity compensation data structure based on a set of predetermined rules in a non-real-time off-line mode; and an amplifier applying said predetermined rules in real-time to one or more channel input data using the... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20120081781 - Shorter wavelength photo-annealing apparatus for rare-earth-doped fiber and its optical assemblies under irradiation: An optical fiber apparatus is suitable to operate under irradiation, more particularly to mitigating the damage of a rare-earth-doped optical fiber element as part of an optical fiber assembly causes by irradiation. The irradiation mitigation attributes to a photo-annealing apparatus including at least a shorter wavelength photo-annealing spectral content, which... Agent: National Applied Research Laboratories

20120081782 - Cleanable coating for projection screen: A method for providing a projection screen for receiving stereoscopic images may include providing a substrate with a contoured, reflective surface, wherein light reflected from the substrate substantially may undergo no more than a single reflection and may also include coating a first layer on the substrate with a contoured,... Agent: Reald Inc.

20120081783 - Depth adustable stereo glasses: A pair of glasses suitable for viewing stereoscopic content from a display includes a left lens to receive a left image from said display and a right lens to receive a right image from said display. A viewer adjustable adjustment mechanism, said as a knob permits adjustment resulting in a... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20120081785 - Method for producing optical film, optical film, laminated polarizing plate, and image display: A method for producing an optical film including a birefringence layer having a refractive index distribution that satisfies nx>nz>ny, by which productivity of an optical film becomes high because there are a few steps, and a contamination is reduced, is provided. The method for producing an optical film including a... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20120081784 - Patterned retarder: A patterned retarder includes at least one retardation plate comprising a substrate substantially transparent in visible spectral range and having front and rear surfaces and a set of parallel stripes located on front surface of the substrate and possessing in-plane retardation.... Agent:

20120081786 - Laser speckle reduction element: Despeckle elements, laser beam homogenizers and methods for despeckling are provided. The despeckle element includes a transparent material having a first surface including a plural number of optical steps and a second surface having a plural number of microlenses. Each of the number of optical steps is in a one-to-one... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120081787 - Hexagonal cube corner retroreflective article: The hexagonal cube corner retroreflective article has a set of a large number of hexagonal cube corner retroreflective elements. In the hexagonal cube corner retroreflective element, at least one reflective lateral face (face a, face b, and/or, face c) is divided into a pair of an upper secondary reflective lateral... Agent: Nippon Carbide Industries Co., Inc.

20120081788 - Display device: A display device is capable of freely setting a viewing location for a real image formed by an imaging optical system of real specular image. The display device includes: an object of view; the imaging optical system having a semitransparent substrate with a plane of symmetry to define an object... Agent:

20120081789 - Optical device, and virtual image display device: A virtual image display device with an optical waveguide to guide, by internal total reflection, parallel pencil groups meeting a condition of internal total reflection, a first reflection volume hologram grating to diffract and reflect the parallel pencil groups incident upon the optical waveguide from outside and traveling in different... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120081790 - Optical system including diffractive grating and optical apparatus: The optical system includes plural lens groups, a negative lens included in one lens group among the plural lens groups and formed of a first medium, a diffractive grating formed on at least one lens surface of the negative lens and being in contact with a second medium different from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120081791 - Wide-angle lens, imaging apparatus, and method for manufacturing wide-angle lens: Including: a front group Gf disposed to an object side of an aperture; and a rear group Gr disposed to an image side of the aperture; the front group including a sub group Ga having negative power, the sub group including, from the object side, at least three negative lenses,... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120081793 - Antireflection film, display device and light transmissive member: An antireflection film is provided in which a light scattering property is suppressed. In at least one example embodiment, the antireflection film includes, on a surface thereof, a moth-eye structure including a plurality of convex portions such that a width between vertices of adjacent convex portions is no greater than... Agent:

20120081792 - Optical lens with scratch-resistant anti-reflective layer: The present invention relates to an optical lens having a lens element produced of plastic, more particularly of plastic which is transparent in a visible spectral range, and having a coating comprising a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers comprising at least one high-refractive-index layer. Furthermore, a hardcoat layer... Agent:

20120081794 - Insulating corrective lens insert for windows: A insulated insert for window systems that provide additional insulating properties by means of insulating gel technologies. The present invention comprises of view through components that provide users with areas to view through the window. The present invention also comprises of thermal break adapters in between connections of different components... Agent:

20120081795 - Fluidic lens: A vari-focal fluidic lens is provided. The fluidic lens includes a frame, an first membrane, a second membrane, and an optical fluid. The frame defines an inner space of the fluidic lens including a driving portion and a lens portion that are connected to each other. The elastic membrane is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120081796 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: In a zoom lens, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, and a third lens group having the positive refractive power are disposed from an object side to an image side; and in a phase of variable magnification from... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120081797 - Imaging device: An imaging device is provided with an imaging sensor having a rectangular imaging surface, an image-forming optical system for forming an image onto the imaging surface, and a prism disposed between the image-forming optical system and the imaging sensor for bending an optical path. A mask, having a rectangular opening,... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20120081798 - Macro-lens system and photographing apparatus having the same: A macro-lens system and a photographing apparatus having the macro-lens system. The macro-lens system includes: first, second, third, fourth, and fifth lens groups which are arranged in order from an object side to an image side, wherein the first lens group has a positive refractive power and is fixed during... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120081799 - Fixed-focus lens: A fixed-focus lens disposed between an enlarged side and a reduced side is provided. An f-number of the fixed-focus lens is smaller than or equal to 2. The fixed-focus lens includes a first lens group and a second lens group. The first lens group includes a first lens, wherein the... Agent: Young Optics Inc.

20120081800 - Optical see-through free-form head-mounted display: A see-through free-form head-mounted display including a wedge-shaped prism-lens having free-form surfaces and low F-number is provided.... Agent:

20120081801 - Lens and method for manufacturing same: In a method for manufacturing a lens, a substrate is provided which includes recess in a first surface thereof. A lens structure having a first desired lens surface and a second desired lens surface is formed in the substrate's recess.... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20120081805 - Driving mechanism, lens barrel and camera: A driving mechanism includes a first piezoelectric element and a first driving member that is driven by the first piezoelectric element and that vibrates in a first direction. The first driving member includes a second piezoelectric element and a second driving member that is driven by the second piezoelectric element... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120081804 - Driving mechanism, lens barrel, and camera: A driving mechanism includes a first piezoelectric element that vibrates in a thickness-shear vibration mode in a first direction, a first member that is driven to vibrate in the first direction by the first piezoelectric element, a second piezoelectric element that is supported by the first member and that vibrates... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120081802 - Piezoelectric actuator, lens barrel, and camera: A piezoelectric actuator comprises a first piezoelectric element, a second piezoelectric element, a first set of a first member that is mounted with the first piezoelectric element which is deformed in a first direction with an application of a first voltage, and a second set of a second member that... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120081803 - Piezoelectric actuator, lens barrel, and imaging device: A piezoelectric actuator includes a first piezoelectric element that performs thickness-shear vibration in a first direction, a first member that is driven by the first piezoelectric element and that vibrates in the first direction, a second piezoelectric element that is supported by the first member and that performs thickness-shear vibration... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120081806 - Support structure for solar plants: Support structure, comprising a supporting wall, advantageously with a substantially parabolic profile or suchlike, for solar plants of the concentration type, and able to support at least a thin and flexible reflection plate, able to reflect the sun's rays in order to concentrate them in correspondence with collectors to exploit... Agent: Vetraria Biancadese Di Lucatello & C. Sas

20120081807 - Teardrop shaped vehicular mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly having a housing and dome-type mirror lens. The lens has a first base footprint portion with a constant radius of curvature and a diameter, and a second base footprint portion comprised of an elliptical portion with a base major axis and a base minor axis. The... Agent:

20120081808 - Beam guiding bellows for laser cutting machine, and method of manufacturing beam guiding bellows for laser cutting machine: Disclosed are a novel beam guiding bellows for laser cutting machine, and a method of manufacturing the beam guiding bellows for laser cutting machine, which no longer need a process of placing any special plates such as reflective plates, therefore enabling manufacturing in a shorter time at low costs. The... Agent:

20120081809 - Active device array substrate, color filter substrate and manufacturing methods thereof: An active device array substrate comprising a substrate, a pixel array, a partition configuration and an alignment material layer is provided. The substrate has an alignment region and a predetermined sealing region. The predetermined sealing region surrounds the alignment region. The pixel array is disposed on the substrate within the... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

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