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Optical: systems and elements May archived by USPTO category 05/12

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05/31/2012 > 42 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20120134000 - Two-dimensional scanning device: A two-dimensional scanning device possesses: a light source for emitting light; a mirror for scanning on a test surface in the X direction; a mirror for scanning on the test surface in the Y direction; a lens which has different powers in relation to the X direction and the Y... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120134001 - Optical scanning device and image forming apparatus: An optical scanning device includes a light source for emitting a laser beam; a deflection body for deflecting the laser beam; a scanning lens for scanning the deflected laser beam on the surface of a photosensitive body; a reflection body having a reflection surface for reflecting the deflected laser beam... Agent: Kyocera Mita Corporation

20120134002 - Controlling absorption of light in a cavity: Described is a method of controlling the absorption of light in a cavity, a system in which absorption is so controlled, and an interferometer embodying the underlying physical concept. Materials can be made to completely absorb incident light when the light is imposed in a specific pattern of illumination. Coherent... Agent:

20120134003 - Touch control electrochromic device: In a touch control electrochromic device such as a resistive or capacitive touch panel, the electrochromic device combined with a resistive touch panel includes a resistive touch panel unit having a first transparent conductive substrate and a second conductive substrate; an electrochromic material, which is a pure liquid filled into... Agent: J Touch Corporation

20120134004 - Electrochromic layer structure and method for the production thereof: An electrochromic layer structure with at least one active layer and at least two electrodes is described. At least one of the electrodes has an electrically conductive network of conductor tracks and the conductor tracks contain nanoparticles. An electrochromic device, a method for production of an electrochromic layer structure and... Agent:

20120134005 - Occasional calibration phase-difference modulation for sagnac interferometer: An occasional calibration waveform is used to, first, make an interferometer sensitive to small changes in Sagnac phase difference due to rotating the gyroscope (this is commonly referred to as biasing the interferometer); second, supply a feedback phase difference to keep the interferometer sensitive to small changes in rotation rate;... Agent:

20120134006 - Method for reducing speckle pattern in display images: A display system includes a coherent light source that can emit a coherent light beam, a de-speckling device configured to distort a wavefront of the coherent light beam to produce a distorted coherent light beam, and a two-dimensional array of light modulators that can selectively modulate the distorted coherent light... Agent: Spatial Photonics, Inc.

20120134007 - Acousto-optical tunable filter element: An acousto-optical filter element (114) is provided which has an acousto-optical crystal (118) having an acoustic signal transmitter (120) for generating acoustic signals in the acousto-optical crystal (118). The acousto-optical crystal (118) is designed to selectively spatially deflect light of a target wavelength from an input light beam (116) entering... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20120134008 - Electromechanical interferometric modulator device: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for an electromechanical system. In one aspect, an electromechanical interferometric modulator system includes a substrate and a plurality of interferometric modulators (IMODs). At least two different IMOD types correspond to different reflected colors. Each IMOD has an optical stack, an absorber layer, a... Agent:

20120134010 - Electrophoretic display fluid: This invention relates to an electrophoretic display fluid comprising a non-mobile or semi-mobile phase and two types of charged pigment particles dispersed in a solvent or solvent mixture, and an electrophoretic display device utilizing such an electrophoretic display fluid. The electrophoretic fluid of the present invention provides improved image qualities.... Agent:

20120134009 - Multi-color electrophoretic displays: An electrophoretic display (100) has stacked first (104) and second (120) electrophoretic layers, each comprising charged particles (W, C, Y, M) in a fluid (106, 122). The first layer contains particles of white (W) and first color (M) particles and has three optical states (a) white particles adjacent a viewing... Agent: E Ink Corporation

20120134011 - Optical fiber delivery system for delivering optical short pulses and optical fiber delivery method: The optical fiber delivery system for delivering optical short pulses includes: a chirped pulse source (10) for emitting an up-chirped optical short pulse having high peak power; optical waveguide unit (20) for delivering the optical short pulse emitted from the chirped pulse source (10); negative group-velocity dispersion generation unit (30)... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120134012 - Periodically poled optical waveguide: A periodically poled optical waveguide comprising a nonlinear optical crystalline material is provided having poled optical domains slanted with respect to direction of propagation of light within the waveguide. Light reflected from slanted poled optical domains does not couple efficiently back into the optical waveguide, which facilitates reduction of backreflection... Agent: Jds Uniphase Corporation

20120134013 - Method and system for optical conversion: A cA crystal configured to change a frequency of a laser through an optical parametric oscillation (OPO) process and a difference frequency generation (DFG) process is provides. The crystal includes: an OPO/DFG segment that is quasi-periodically poled to yield (i) a conversion of a pump light applied thereto, to a... Agent:

20120134014 - Light generating device: Disclosed is a light generating device which comprises a first reflective semiconductor optical amplifier emitting a first light along a first direction, a second reflective semiconductor optical amplifier emitting the second light in a direction opposite to the first direction, an optical distributer reflecting a part of an incident light... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20120134015 - Mirror for euv wavelengths, projection objective for microlithography having such mirror and projection exposure apparatus having such projection objective: EUV mirror with a layer arrangement on a substrate. The layer arrangement includes a plurality of layer subsystems each consisting of a periodic sequence of at least one period of individual layers. The periods include two individual layers composed of different material for a high refractive index layer and a... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20120134016 - Method of manufacturing a projection objective and projection objective: The disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a projection objective, and a projection objective, such as a projection objective configured to be used in a microlithographic process. The method can include defining an initial design for the projection objective and optimizing the design using a merit function. The method... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20120134017 - Device for focusing a microscope objective on a sample: A device for focusing a microscope objective on a sample accurately with a high spatial resolution. The device has a positioning unit having a main body, an objective holder movably supported on the main body and adapted to hold the microscope objective, and an actuator for moving the objective holder... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20120134018 - Optical lens system: Wide-angle, deep-field, close-focusing optical systems are disclosed. According to one aspect, the optical system comprises a negative lens unit and a relay lens. The negative lens unit accepts radiation from an object in space. The relay lens is coupled to the negative lens unit. The negative lens unit and the... Agent:

20120134019 - Three dimension display device: An embodiment of the disclosed technology provides a three dimension display device comprising a polarized light modulator and a display unit comprising a lighting display array and a transparent substrate, wherein a lens array comprises multiple converging lenses is further provided between the lighting display array and the polarized light... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20120134020 - Image display apparatus, image display system, and image display method: An image display apparatus includes a light source controlled to be turned on and off, a spatial light modulator that modulates light from the light source, and a controller that alternately switches an image to be displayed between an image for the left eye and an image for the right... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120134021 - Optical isolator element and optical module using the same: An optical isolator 1 element comprises a Faraday rotator 11 that rotates a polarization plane of light; a first polarizer of optical absorption type 12 arranged on one surface side of the Faraday rotator 11, the first polarizer 12 having a layer in which metal particles are distributed; and a... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20120134022 - Add and drop circulator: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, an optical signal bidirectional transmission system comprises a bi-directional port configured to receive and output optical beams, an input port configured to receive beams and an output port configured to output beams, and only one birefringent crystal. A first beam manipulation... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120134023 - Structure with observation port: Provided is a structure with an observation port. The structure with the observation port is provided with the observation port and an internal structure. The internal structure is located to the backside of the observation port and has a third reflection preventing film. The first reflection preventing film is a... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120134024 - Anti-glare surface treatment method and articles thereof: A glass article including: at least one anti-glare surface having haze, distinctness-of-image, surface roughness, and uniformity properties, as defined herein. A method of making the glass article includes, for example: depositing deformable particles on at least a portion of a glass surface of the article; causing the deposited deformable particles... Agent:

20120134026 - Acid and alkali resistant coating for resin lens: An acid and alkali resistant coating for an optical lens comprises: a silicon dioxide layer 1, an antireflection film layer 3, hardening layer 5 applied upon a lens blank 6. Optionally, nickel-chromium alloy layers 2 and 4 are added between the silicon dioxide layer 1 and antireflection film layer 3,... Agent:

20120134025 - Anti-glare glass sheet having compressive stress equipoise and methods thereof: A chemically-strengthened glass sheet including: a smooth first side; and a rough second side, wherein the compressive stress values of the smooth first-side and the rough second-side are substantially in equipoise. Methods of making and using the glass sheet, as defined herein, are disclosed. A display system that incorporates the... Agent:

20120134027 - Glass material for press molding, method for manufacturing optical glass element using same, and optical glass element: Disclosed is a glass material for press forming providing an optical element having a sufficient optical performance without surface cracks, cloudiness, scratches, and the like even when the glass material contains a highly reactive component. Also disclosed are an optical element having a sufficient optical performance without surface cracks, cloudiness,... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20120134028 - Wafer level lens, production method of wafer level lens, and imaging unit: A sufficient light-shielding property is obtained by a wafer level lens having at least one lens module having a substrate and a plurality of lenses formed on the substrate in which the wafer level lens has a black resist layer formed on the surface of the lens module or on... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20120134029 - Ophthalmic diagnostic instrument: An eye simulation system for testing wavefront sensor systems, the eye stimulation system comprising a housing having a chamber with an opening for allowing light to enter said chamber, a fluid located in the chamber, said fluid having a known index of refraction, a lens positioned relative to said housing... Agent: Ophthonix, Inc.

20120134030 - Compact eyepiece using an imersed field lens: A first embodiment is a lens system having a plurality of refractive and reflective spherical elements that work as a magnifier to produce a distortion free, less than 1%, image with optical correction over a wide field of view. The system has at least one concave reflecting surface, and at... Agent: Optical Resolutions Inc.

20120134031 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes, 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 third lens unit having positive or negative refractive power, and a rear lens group including one or more lens... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120134032 - Apparatus for transferring optical element: An apparatus that transfers an optical element includes: a driving unit that generates a driving force in response to an external signal, a rotating plate that rotates due to the driving unit, a first deceleration unit that is rotatably in frictional contact with the rotating plate, a rotating shaft that... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120134033 - Lens driving device: In a lens driving device, magnetic attraction plates that are magnetic bodies are disposed on a fixed frame at both ends of a movement region of a movable unit. Therefore, when the movable unit moves in the fixed frame to one side or to the other side in the fixed... Agent:

20120134034 - Optical device and manufacturing method therefor: An optical device may include a movable body holding a lens, a fixed body movably holding the movable body, a drive magnet and a drive coil for relatively moving the movable body with respect to the fixed body, and a metal member fixed to the drive magnet. The drive magnet... Agent: Nidec Sankyo Corporation

20120134035 - Vehicle outside mirror device: It is important to eliminate or reduce dispersion in clutch torque of a clutch mechanism for each product to its required minimum. According to the present invention, a clutch member 25 that is manufactured separately from a gear member 33 of a clutch gear 32 is formed of a resin... Agent: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.

20120134036 - Asymmetric multiple constant radii of curvature convex mirrors: An asymmetrical mirror lens, usable on front fenders of school buses and similar vehicles, which has a plurality of mirror sections, each having a distinct constant radius of curvature to reduce image distortion. Optional sections located between sections of the constant radius of curvature have a step-wise changing radii of... Agent: Rosco Inc.

20120134038 - Mirror device for vehicle: Suppressing liquid from seeping into an adjusting section through a discharge hole. In a vehicle door mirror device an opening hole in a holder portion of a mirror-surface adjustment-device is in communication with opening outlet of a mirror holder outer through an opening outlet in the mirror holder outer and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-rika-denki-seisakusho

20120134037 - Vehicle mirror apparatus: There is provided a vehicle mirror apparatus including: a mirror provided to a vehicle; a worm gear rotated by driving force from a base end side of the worm gear; a wheel gear engaged with the worm gear, the wheel gear adjusting a mirror-face angle of the mirror by being... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-rika-denki-seisakusho

20120134040 - Mirror device for vehicle: Motor bodies are housed between a case and a case-inner, with the whole of the outside-periphery surrounded by an outer peripheral wall. The upper-side-outer-peripheral face of the outer-peripheral wall slopes continuously downwards on progression from an uppermost portion of the outer-peripheral face towards a vehicle right side edge of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-rika-denki-seisakusho

20120134039 - Vehicle outside mirror device: The present invention has: a first worm gear 29 that is rotatably borne on a gear case 11 and a bearing member 16, the first worm gear being coupled to an output shaft 24 of a motor 13; and a helical gear that is geared with the first worn gear... Agent: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd.

20120134041 - Plastic glass mounting and retention device: A plastic mirror mounting system is proposed with a substrate made of plastic material coated with at least one reflective layer on a first surface. The plastic material has means to be connected to a mounting structure on the second surface of the plastic glass mirror. The plastic substrate includes... Agent: Smr Patents S.a.r.l.

05/24/2012 > 53 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories.

20120127546 - Hologram laminate and method of manufacturing hologram laminate: A hologram laminate is provided with a hologram recording layer in which holograms are recorded, a first bonding layer, a pattern layer having a first region and a second region, and a second bonding layer. The hologram recording layer, the first bonding layer, the pattern layer, and the second bonding... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120127547 - Image display and labeled article: An image display according to an embodiment includes a first image-displaying portion that displays first information about a certain object as a first image of object color, and a second image-displaying portion that displays second information about the object as a second image of structural color provided by a relief... Agent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

20120127548 - Monocular holographic data storage system architecture: A monocular holographic storage device or system to provide for compact recording and/or reading of data pages in a holographic storage medium. Also provided are methods for carrying out such data storage and/or data recovery using a monocular holographic storage device or system. Further provided are articles comprising holographic storage... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120127549 - Wavelength conversion laser system: The present invention relates to a wavelength conversion laser system and provides a wavelength conversion laser system including a semiconductor optical amplifier, an optical condenser that condenses light emitted from the optical amplifier, a diffraction grating plate that induces wavelength components of the light having passed through the optical condenser... Agent:

20120127550 - Optical logic devices having polarization-based logic level representation and method of designing the same: Logical operations are implemented using polarization-based logic level representation. An input polarized beam is split into a first beam and a second beam. The first beam is polarized at a first relative polarization angle and the second beam is polarized at a second relative polarization angle. The ratio of the... Agent:

20120127551 - Small size fast steering mirror having small size and excellent vibration characteristics: A fast steering mirror has n plate springs (40a to 40d) and m drive means (50a to 50d). The plate springs (40a to 40d) are arranged such that a cross-sectional plane passing through the center of the thickness of each of the plate springs is on the same plane as... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120127552 - Microscope apparatus: Illuminating light is two-dimensionally scanned without changing the ability to focus the illuminating light on a specimen. Provided is a microscope apparatus including a spatial light modulator that modulates the wavefront of illuminating light; a scanner that two-dimensionally scans the illuminating light by pivoting two mirrors; a relay optical system... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120127553 - Rotary laser device and method for controlling a laser beam: A rotary laser device and method is disclosed. The rotary laser device includes a laser device, which generates a laser beam, a rotating device, which moves the laser device at least partially around an axis of rotation at a rotation speed, and a measuring device, with which an angle of... Agent: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft

20120127554 - Display device and color electronic paper using the same: wherein M represents a metal ion, X represents a counter anion, R represents a spacer including a carbon atom and a hydrogen atom or a spacer for directly connecting two terpyridyl groups, each of R1 to R4 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, and n represents an integer... Agent: National Institute For Materials Science

20120127556 - Method and system for packaging a display: A package structure and method of packaging for an interferometric modulator. A transparent substrate having an interferometric modulator formed thereon is provided. A backplane is joined to the transparent substrate with a seal where the interferometric modulator is exposed to the surrounding environment through an opening in either the backplane... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120127555 - Method of manufacturing an optical display: A method for manufacturing an electrowetting device provides a first fluid on a surface of a substrate. The method includes the steps of immersing part of the substrate in a second fluid, the second fluid being immiscible with the first fluid, and a surface of the second fluid forming a... Agent: Liquavista B.v.

20120127557 - Apparatus and method for irradiating a medium: An apparatus includes an irradiating unit, a spatial light modulator configured to modulate a wavefront of an electromagnetic wave, a device configured to receive a signal from a position of the medium by irradiating the electromagnetic wave, and a controller configured to control the spatial light modulator based on the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127558 - Diffractive optical nano-electro-mechanical device with reduced driving voltage: A DND device is disclosed. In one aspect, the device includes a nano-mirror (21), and an actuating module configured to move the nano-mirror in an upward and/or downward position. The actuating module has a cantilever mounted to a fixed structure, and at least one first electrode for moving the cantilever... Agent: Imec

20120127559 - Holographic visualization system comprising a high data refresh rate dnd driver array: A DND chip is disclosed. In one aspect, the chip includes a 2D DND array of DND elements logically arranged in rows and columns, and a DND driver architecture for actuating the DND elements. The DND driver has a set of first drive lines along the rows and a set... Agent: Imec

20120127560 - Electro-optical display: An electro-optical display includes colorant particles that are suspended in a carrier fluid. The colorant particles are controlled by three different types of electrodes. An exposed electrode acts on the colorant particles in an electrokinetic manner by compacting the colorant particles. A passivated electrode acts on the colorant particles in... Agent:

20120127561 - Information display panel:

20120127562 - Active optical device using phase change material: An active optical device is provided. The active optical device includes an optically variable layer having a refractive index which changes according to temperature; and a temperature control unit that controls a temperature of one or more regions of the optically variable layer.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120127563 - Active tapers with reduced nonlinearity: Fiber amplifiers and oscillators include tapered waveguides such as optical fibers that permit multimode propagation but produce amplification and oscillation in a fundamental mode. The tapered waveguides generally are provided with an active dopant such as a rare earth element that is pumped with an optical pump source such as... Agent: Nlight Photonics Corporation

20120127564 - High-temperature interband cascade lasers: An interband cascade gain medium is provided. The gain medium can include at least one thick separate confinement layer comprising Ga(InAlAs)Sb between the active gain region and the cladding and can further include an electron injector region having a reduced thickness, a hole injector region comprising two hole quantum wells... Agent: The Government Of The United Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20120127565 - Polyimide optical article: Disclosed herein is an article comprising a lens having a width of 0.1 millimeters to 100 millimeters, a length of 0.5 millimeters to 500 millimeters, and a thickness of 0.2 millimeters to 5 millimeters; and the lens transmits light having a wavelength of 600 nanometers to 1600 nanometers, wherein the... Agent: Sabic Innovative PlasticsIPB.v.

20120127566 - Magnifying imaging optical system and metrology system with an imaging optical system of this type: A magnifying imaging optical system is disclosed that has precisely three mirrors, which image an object field in an object plane into an image field in an image plane. A ratio between a transverse dimension of the image field and a transverse dimension measured in the same direction of a... Agent:

20120127567 - Objective with two viewing directions for an endoscope: The invention pertains to an objective with two viewing directions for an endoscope, with a first distal objective part aligned with its axis in the first viewing direction, a second objective part aligned with its axis in the second viewing direction, and with a proximal objective part directed with its... Agent: Olympus Winter & Ibe Gmbh

20120127568 - Methods and apparatus for scanning microscopy using one or more fresnel zone plates: Microscopy methods and apparatus in which one or more microfabricated optical elements (e.g., one or more Fresnel zone plates) operate as one or an array of objective lenses. A single object or a plurality of objects may be scanned in parallel. A single, low-numerical-aperture relay optic can be used with... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20120127569 - Microscope apparatus: A microscope apparatus including an illumination apparatus capable of, regardless of the observation magnification of an imaging optical system, filling the entrance pupil of the imaging optical system with illumination light, and suitably restricting the conjugate image of the entrance pupil of the imaging optical system by a light shielding... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120127570 - Auto-stereoscopic display: An auto-stereoscopic display is provided with a plurality of projectors, a micro-lens array for collecting the light beams of the images projected from the projectors, and a diffuser for diffusing the beams collected by the micro-lens array. The diffuser has the diffusion angle corresponding to the distance from the micro-lens... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20120127571 - Generating a stereoscopic image: A method of generating an image to be observed as a stereoscopic image when viewed binocularly through an eye-side surface of a lenticular lens, in which a plurality of parallax images are arranged on a back surface of each of lenses of the lenticular lens or light beams corresponding to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120127572 - Stereoscopic display apparatus and method: A stereoscopic display apparatus includes a display mode control unit configured to switch the display unit between a first stereoscopic display mode configured for a viewer to view images with stereoscopic viewing glasses and a second stereoscopic display mode configured for a viewer to view images without stereoscopic viewing glasses.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120127573 - Directional flat illuminators: Disclosed is an optical valve or light valve for providing large area collimated illumination from localized light sources, and system and method thereof for 2D, 3D, and/or autosteroscopic displays. An optical valve may include a stepped structure, in which the steps include separated extraction features which may be optically hidden... Agent: Reald Inc.

20120127574 - Protective cover for a telescopic device: The protective cover is for a telescopic device in which the cover can be stretched to fit over the device and then released to fit snugly around the device. The protective cover acts as an insulator to protect against temperature extremes, a barrier to protect against moisture, and a shock... Agent:

20120127575 - Lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the lens apparatus: A lens apparatus includes: a correction unit moving perpendicularly to an optical axis and including a correction optical system correcting an image blur; a driving unit driving the correction unit; an engaging unit movable between an engaging position where the engaging unit abuts abutting portions of the correction unit to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127576 - Anti-vibration actuator and lens unit and camera furnished with same: The present invention is an anti-vibration actuator (1), including: a fixed portion (12); a first movable portion (14) to which an image stabilizing lens (16) is attached, disposed to be movable within a plane perpendicular to an optical axis; a second movable portion (15) disposed to be movable relative to... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20120127577 - Planar optical system for wide field-of-view polychromatic imaging: A planar optical system for wide field-of-view polychromatic imaging includes a planar waveguide including two plane parallel faces, an entry coupler including a first diffraction grating, and an exit coupler including a second diffraction grating. The diffraction gratings are low line density diffraction gratings that have a pitch greater than... Agent: Horiba Jobin Yvon Sas

20120127578 - Antireflective transparent emi shielding optical filter: Antireflective transparent EMI shielding optical filters are provided that can be laminated to optical display devices using optically clear adhesives. The provided filters include electrically-conductive metal or metal alloy layers that can be continuous and patterned or unpatterned. Also included are methods of making the provided filters and touch sensors... Agent:

20120127579 - Protecting an optical surface: According to one embodiment, a method includes receiving a light beam at an anti-reflective layer of optically transmissive material. The anti-reflective layer has an outer surface disposed within a recess of a protective layer of optically transmissive material, such that the outer surface is protected by the recess and the... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120127580 - Antireflection article and display device: The present invention relates to an antireflection article of which the first surface has sufficient abrasion resistance and can suppress reflectance to a low level throughout the visible light region, and a display device. The present invention relates to an antireflection article that has light transmittance, in which a plurality... Agent:

20120127581 - Method for compensating aberration of variable focus liquid lens: A method for compensating an aberration of a variable focus liquid lens is configured to compensate the aberration associated with a first lens surface and a second lens surface of the liquid lens. The first lens surface is of a first radius of curvature. The second lens surface is of... Agent: National Taipei University Of Technology

20120127582 - Optical system: m

20120127583 - Image lens system: An image lens system includes a first lens group that includes a first and a second lens, a movable second lens group that includes a third and a fourth lens, and a third lens group that includes a fifth lens. The image lens system satisfies the formulas: 2.1≦Lw/(a*Y)<2.5; 1.9≦|Fp|/F1|≦2.2; and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120127584 - Imaging lens:

20120127586 - Optical imaging system, camera device, and hand-held data terminal device: A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, and a second lens group having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power arranged in order from an... Agent:

20120127587 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system includes a first unit having a positive refractive power, a second unit having a negative refractive power that moves for magnification-varying, a third unit having one of a positive refractive power and a negative refractive power that moves for magnification-varying, and a fourth unit having a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127585 - Zoom lens system having high zoom ratio and short overall length: A zoom lens system includes a first lens group with positive refractive power, a second lens group with negative refractive power, a third lens group with positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group with positive refractive power. The lens groups can move along the optical axis of the zoom... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120127590 - Imaging lens, optical apparatus equipped with imaging lens and method for manufacturing imaging lens: An imaging lens SL mounted in a single lens reflex digital camera 1 is composed of, in order from an object side, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power, a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, and a third lens group G3 having negative refractive power.... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120127588 - Miniature zoom lens: A miniature zoom lens includes a first, a second and a third lens groups arranged along an optical axis and from an object side to an image side in sequence. The refractive powers of the three lens groups are negative, positive and positive, respectively. The first lens group is fixed... Agent: A-optronics Technology Inc.

20120127589 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens primarily includes, in order from an object side to an image-forming side, a first lens group having negative refractive power; a second lens group having positive refractive power and at least consisting of a first lens and a second lens; and a third lens group having positive... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20120127591 - Interchangeable lens, camera body, and camera system: An interchangeable lens has a zoom lens, a zoom driver operable to drive the zoom lens along an optical axis, a focus lens, a focus driver operable to drive the focus lens along the optical axis, and a storage unit operable to store link information which links position information indicating... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120127592 - Lens module and projection device using the same: A lens module includes a lens, a cam and an actuator. The lens has two driven parts disposed at one side of the lens. The cam is disposed beside the lens and has a rotation shaft and two cam surfaces, and a portion of the cam is located between the... Agent: Young Optics Inc.

20120127593 - Electronic apparatus: A control unit starts a first operation when a first detection unit detects rotation of an operation member in a first direction by an angle not less than a first angle and changes a control value for the first operation when a second detection unit detects rotation of the operation... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120127594 - Optical system, optical apparatus and optical system manufacturing method: An optical system WL has, in order from an object, a first lens group G1 having negative refractive power and a second lens group G2 having positive refractive power, wherein the first lens group G1 is fixed and the second lens group G2 moves upon focusing from an object at... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120127595 - Observation optical system, viewfinder equipped with observation optical system and method for manufacturing observation optical system: An observation optical system for observing an object includes, in order from the object side: a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens having negative refractive power and a concave surface facing the object side; and a third lens having positive refractive power and a convex surface facing... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120127596 - Thin optical lens assembly: This invention discloses a thin optical lens assembly, comprising two lens elements with refractive power arranged from an object side to an image side along an optical axis, a bi-convex first lens element with a positive refractive power, a second lens element with a negative refractive power having a concave... Agent: Largan Precision Co.

20120127597 - Lens assembly: A lens assembly includes a first lens and a second lens. The first lens includes a first optically active part, a first optically inactive part surrounding the first optically active part, and a first annular protrusion formed on the first optically inactive part. The first annular protrusion defines an accommodating... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120127598 - Objective lens and endoscope using the same: where nn, νp, νn, f23 and fl denote a refractive index at d-line of the fifth lens, an Abbe number of the fourth lens, an Abbe number of the fifth lens, a combined focal length of the second lens and the third lens, and a focal length of the entire,... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

05/17/2012 > 52 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20120120465 - Device and method of marking a set of products: The invention relates to a method of marking a batch of products, consisting in forming a synthetic hologram of an image (20) on each product, said hologram being furthermore encoded using a phase key, the image comprising a first portion (22) common to the various products of the batch and... Agent: Commissariat A L"energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120120466 - Wavelength-tunable laser system: A wavelength-tunable laser system includes an optical fiber collimator array having at least two ports, an optical amplifier connected to one port of an optical fiber, an optical coupler for coupling light incident from the optical amplifier and transmitting the coupled light to another port, a diffraction grating plate for... Agent: Ytel Photonics Inc.

20120120467 - Hybrid light guide with faceted and holographic light turning features: The present disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus to illuminate displays. In one aspect, an illumination device with a light guide can include both faceted and holographic light turning features. The holographic light turning features can be provided between the facets. The facets can eject light out of the light... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120120468 - Fair token arbitration systems and methods: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to arbitration systems and methods. In one embodiment, an arbitration system comprises a loop-shaped arbitration waveguide (602), a loop-shaped hungry waveguide (603), and a loop-shaped broadcast waveguide (604). The arbitration, hungry, and broadcast waveguides optically coupled to a home node and a... Agent:

20120120469 - Illumination optical system: The region and spot size of light that irradiates a specimen are changed. Provided is an illumination optical system including beam-deflecting means for changing the deflecting direction of light from a light source; a wavefront modulation device at a position optically conjugate with the beam-deflecting means and capable of modulating... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120120470 - Actuator, protective cover for actuator, actuator manufacturing method, and optical deflector incorporating actuator, and two dimensional optical scanner and image projector incorporating optical scanner: An actuator is configured of a frame element, a pair of beam elements, a movable element rotatably supported by the frame element via the beam elements, a driver configured to rotate the movable element relative to the frame element around the beam elements as a rotary shaft; and damper elements... Agent:

20120120471 - Display module and related manufacturing method: A display device including a flexible display layer including display material. A flexible backplane layer has an electrode structure for driving the display material. A substantially rigid component having a thickness greater than a thickness of the flexible display layer and/or the thickness of the flexible backplane layer. A resilient... Agent: Marisense Oy

20120120472 - Light modulating device: To include a light modulator having an anode electrode, a matching resistor, a first wire that is connected to the anode electrode and transmits to the anode electrode an input electric signal to the light modulator, a first conductor pad having a capacitor connected to the first wire, a second... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120120473 - Polarizing photochromic articles: Provided are photochromic articles including a substrate, a primer layer that includes a first photochromic compound, and a photochromic-dichroic layer over the primer layer that includes a photochromic-dichroic compound. The first photochromic compound and the photochromic-dichroic compound each are selected such that the photochromic-dichroic compound has an unactivated state terminal... Agent: Transitions Optical, Inc.

20120120474 - Apparatus and method for optical switching in metamaterials: An optical switch combining a Pockels cell and a metamaterial, wherein polarization of an incident light is controlled by a voltage on the Pockels cell to block or pass the incident light. The optical switch has advantages of small size, fast switching, simple structure, and high stability. A plasmonic-EIT kind... Agent:

20120120475 - Optically variable filter apparatus and filter characteristic control method thereof: Light from an optical fiber is incident on a frequency dispersion element. The frequency dispersion element disperses the incident light into light beams in different directions according to their frequencies and directs the dispersed light beams to a lens. The lens develops the incident light beams over an xy plane... Agent:

20120120476 - Three-dimensional image display device and electrochromic module thereof: A 3D image display device includes a display module, an electrochromic module, a control element and a sensing element. The display module is provided for generating a left-eye image and a right-eye image. The electrochromic module is comprised of a first transparent substrate, a first transparent conductive element, a plurality... Agent: J Touch Corporation

20120120477 - Transparent electrochromic system: A transparent electrochromic system includes a cellular structure, two power supply electrodes together supported on a single wall, and at least one additional electrode. The additional electrode can be used as a reference electrode or as a polarization electrode. The additional electrode can also form a condenser with a fourth... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)

20120120478 - Electro-optical devices based on the variation in the index or absorption in the isb transitions: Electro-optical components are disclosed having intersubband transitions by quantum confinement between two Group III nitride elements, typically by means of GaN/AlN. Related devices or systems are also disclosed including such components, as well as to a method for manufacturing such a component. Such a component includes at least one active... Agent: Universite Paris-sud 11

20120120479 - Optical bank and method for producing the optical bank: The invention relates to an optical bank (1) comprising a carrier (10) for receiving optical components (60, 70) and a crystal (30) that is mechanically connected to the carrier, for changing the frequency of the light irradiated into the crystal (30) from a light source (50). Two rails (12) are... Agent:

20120120480 - Device comprising a multilayer structure and rollers: The invention relates to a device comprising a multilayered structure with a first portion and a second portion wherein the first portion is conceived to be rolled about a first roller, said device comprising a second roller for receiving the second portion for at least partially counteracting the effects of... Agent: Creator Technology B.v.

20120120481 - High damage threshold frequency conversion system: The present invention includes a fundamental laser light source configured to generate fundamental wavelength laser light, a first nonlinear optical crystal configured to generate first alternate wavelength light; a second nonlinear optical crystal configured to generate second alternate wavelength light; a dual wavelength Brewster angle waveplate configured to rotate a... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20120120482 - Modular day mode/night mode helment-mounted display: A helmet mounted display (HMD) system comprising (i) a display device adapted to be positioned between an eye of a person wearing the helmet and a vision-related device; and (ii) a step-in visor which is positioned between the eye of the user and the display device. The vision-related device is... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20120120483 - Laser system for processing materials with means for focussing and anticipating said focussing of the laser beam; method of obtaining a laser beam at the exit of an optical fibre with predetermined variance: A laser system for processing thin film composite materials, such as solar cells and in general materials produced by depositing various layers of dielectric, semiconductor and conductor substances on rigid or flexible substrates of glass and/or polymers, comprising a laser generator (10) producing a laser beam; means (11, 12, 15)... Agent:

20120120484 - Projection optical system and image projection device employing the same: Provided is a projection optical system for an ultra-short focus image projection device. The disclosed projection optical system includes a first optical system for zooming an image formed by an image display device to form a first intermediate image, a second optical system for enlarging the first intermediate image to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20120120485 - Interference microscope and measuring apparatus: In an interference microscope and a measuring device for observing and inspecting the surface and inside of a specimen such as a wafer by applying laser light to the specimen and using an interferometer, a reference optical path for conducting light is provided between a beam splitter and a reference... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon

20120120486 - Microscopy system: A microscope system for imaging of an object that can be placed in an object plane of a microscope system includes an imaging system for providing at least one pair of optical imaging paths that include a stereoscopic angle in the object plane. The imaging system includes a first subsystem... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

20120120487 - Endoscope and endoscope apparatus: An endoscope includes: a first illumination optical system which emits illuminating light in a first linear polarization direction to an object from a distal end face of an insertion portion; and a first objective optical system which allows return light from the object to enter through an objective window provided... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20120120488 - Lens array sheet formed with light transmission control filter: A lens array sheet formed with a light transmission control filter includes a lens array layer having a configuration in which convex lenses and light transmission control filters are repeatedly arrayed; a focal distance layer formed under the lens array layer; and a three-dimensional layer formed under the focal distance... Agent:

20120120489 - Birefringent diffuser: A birefringent diffuser includes a first optical material and a first birefringent material. The first optical material and the first birefringent material are combined to form a planar layer. The planar layer has an internal pattern of the materials presenting a substantially uniform index of refraction for incident light which... Agent:

20120120490 - Manually adjustable ruggedized focus mechanism: The invention provides, in some aspects, devices for image acquisition that use seals between concentrically disposed portions of an enclosure and an optics assembly in order to protect image acquisition components from the surrounding environment while providing adequate friction for both adjusting and locking focus. Such devices can include an... Agent: Cognex Corporation

20120120491 - Cube corner cavity based retroreflectors with transparent fill material: Retroreflective sheeting includes a body layer having a structured surface with recessed faces forming cube corner cavities. A reflective film is disposed at least on the recessed faces, and a fill material fills the cube corner cavities. The fill material comprises radiation-curable materials, adhesives, or both, and preferably transparent radiation-curable... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120120492 - Image stabilizing apparatus that corrects image blur caused by hand shake, lens barrel, and optical apparatus: An image stabilizing apparatus includes a fixed member, a shift member that holds an image stabilizing lens and are movable in a plane orthogonal to an optical axis, a plurality of shift drivers that are disposed at positions different from each other in the plane orthogonal to the optical axis,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120120493 - Optical waveguides: The invention relates to a display device for displaying an image over a field of view. The device comprises: an optical arrangement for directing image bearing light from an image source so that the light has rays at a range of angles relative to an injection axis; and an optical... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20120120494 - Diffractive optical element and image pickup optical system: A diffractive optical element that is used for an optical system includes a first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating. The first and second diffraction gratings are disposed in contact with each other, one of the first and second diffraction gratings has a refractive index distribution and has a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120120495 - Optical filter and method for manufacturing optical filter: An optical filter comprising a first substrate, a second substrate having a support portion which supports the first substrate, a first optical film provided on the first substrate, a second optical film provided on the second substrate and arranged to face the first optical film, a first protective film covering... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120120496 - A passive louver-based daylighting system: A daylighting system for use in a building including a louver array having a first longitudinal element, and a second longitudinal element spaced therefrom. At least one of the first and second elements has an asymmetrical profile, each of the first and second longitudinal elements has a bottom profile including... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120120497 - Apparatus for covering an optical sensor disposed in front of an electronic display for sensing a visual verification signal: An electronic display including a screen including an outer perimeter and front surface. A housing including a screen frame may surround the outer perimeter, and extend in front of the front surface of the screen. An optical sensor shield may be positioned at least in part in the screen frame... Agent:

20120120498 - Head-mounted display apparatus employing one or more fresnel lenses: Head-mounted displays (100) are disclosed which include a frame (107), an image display system (110) supported by the frame (107), and a Fresnel lens system (115) supported by the frame (107). The HMD (100) can employ a reflective optical surface, e.g., a free-space, ultra-wide angle, reflective optical surface (a FS/UWA/RO... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20120120499 - Head-mounted display apparatus employing one or more reflective optical surfaces: Head-mounted displays (100) are disclosed which include a frame (107), an image display system (110) supported by the frame (107), and a reflective surface, e.g., a free-space, ultra-wide angle, reflective optical surface (a FS/UWA/RO surface) (120), supported by the frame (107). In certain embodiments, the reflective surface (120) produces spatially-separated... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20120120500 - Optical element for distributing light: An optical element (10, 50, 60) encompasses a transparent body (12) and a beam splitter layer (18) embodied inside the transparent body (12), which layer has in a working wavelength range a predefined wavelength-dependent reflectance with which it reflects the light entering the transparent body (12), and a wavelength-dependent transmittance... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20120120501 - Zoom lens having optical path bending member and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the 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 including a lens. The distance between the first lens unit and the second... Agent:

20120120503 - Zoom lens system and electronic imaging apparatus using: A zoom lens system includes a negative first lens group, a positive second lens group, and a negative third lens group, in that order from the object side, wherein upon zooming from the short focal length extremity to the long focal length extremity, the distance between the first lens group... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20120120502 - Zoom lens system and electronic imaging apparatus using the same: z

20120120504 - Imaging lens system with two lenses: An imaging lens system with two lenses is provided. The imaging lens system with two lenses, along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, comprises an aperture stop; a first lens having positive refractive power and being a biconvex lens; and a second lens having negative... Agent:

20120120505 - Wide angle lens: A wide angle lens includes sequentially from the object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power; an aperture stop; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, where the first lens group includes sequentially from the object side, a negative first lens having on the... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20120120506 - Lens actuator and camera module having the same: Disclosed are a lens actuator and a camera module having the lens actuator. The lens actuator, which includes: a housing; a magnet installed in the housing; a lens holder supporting a lens and installed to ascend and descend in the housing; a spring coupled to the lens holder and supported... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120120507 - Mounting flexure contacts: A device may comprise a flexure formed of a first semiconductor material. A first trench may be formed in the flexure. The first trench may separate the first semiconductor material into a first portion and a second portion thereof. An oxide layer may be formed in the first trench. The... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120120508 - Rotational comb drive z-stage: A device may have an outer frame, a platform, and a plurality of actuators configured to move the platform with respect to the outer frame. Each of the actuators may have a movable frame and a fixed frame. A motion control mechanism may be configured to permit movement of the... Agent: Tessera Mems Technologies, Inc.

20120120509 - Apparatus of auto-focus module and assembly method thereof: An apparatus of auto-focus module and the related assembly method are provided. The module includes a focus-driving module and a photo-sensor module. The focus-driving module includes a lens set and a focus-driving device. The outer circumference of the lens is a smooth surface and the inner circumference of the lens... Agent:

20120120513 - Drive module and electronic apparatus: A drive module includes a drive unit having a cylindrical supporting member, a driven member accommodated inside the supporting member, and a driving unit configured to reciprocally move the driven member along the axial direction of the supporting member. A top-covered cylindrical cover is attached to the drive unit and... Agent:

20120120512 - Lens drive device: A lens drive device may include a front side spring member which is connected between a movable body having a lens and a support body. The front side spring member includes a support body side connecting part, a movable body side connecting part and a arm part connected between the... Agent: Nidec Sankyo Corporation

20120120510 - Magnet holding structure of auto-focus module: A magnet holding structure of auto-focus module includes an outer frame for holding four magnets to four inner wall surfaces of the outer frame; a lens holder for holding a lens thereto and being assembled to the outer frame via at least one spring member; and a winding fitted around... Agent:

20120120511 - Voice coil motor: A voice coil motor includes a stationary member, a moveable member, a base, and two guide posts. The stationary member includes a stationary frame and a number of magnets fixed on the stationary frame. The stationary frame defines a first receiving room. The moveable member is received in the first... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120120514 - Structure comprising at least one reflecting thin-film on a surface of a macroscopic object, method for fabricating a structure, and uses for the same: A structure comprising at least one reflecting thin-film on a surface of a macroscopic object is disclosed. The surface of the macroscopic object, without the at least one thin-film, reflects less than 50% of incident light in the visible wavelength band and is opaque, and reflection of visible light from... Agent: Beneq Oy

20120120515 - High performance selective light wavelength filtering: A system may be provided that comprises a substrate and a selective light wavelength filter that selectively blocks between 5 and 50% of light having a wavelength at or near 400-460 nm. The system may comprise any one of, or some combination of: a window, automotive glass, a light bulb,... Agent: High Performance Optics, Inc.

20120120516 - Optical element switching system using a halbach array: Various embodiments provide a system for moving optical elements. The system includes a first rotor and a second rotor configured to rotate in opposite directions. The system further includes a first plurality of paddles coupled to the first rotor, each of the plurality of paddles having an aperture configured to... Agent: Raytheon Company

05/10/2012 > 48 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20120113490 - Laser holder and optical pickup provided with same: A laser holder holds a semiconductor laser that has a metal frame part in which a semiconductor laser chip is mounted on one surface, and a resin part provided so as to surround the semiconductor laser chip. The laser holder is provided with an insertion part into which the semiconductor... Agent:

20120113491 - Optical probe with feedback correction: The present invention relates to an optical probe (1) suitable for miniature applications. An example application is a fibre-based confocal miniaturized microscope. The optical probe comprises a coil-based actuation system (9, 10) comprising drive coils (9) capable of displacing the distal end (3) of an optical guide (2) housed (4)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20120113492 - Optical reflection element: An optical reflecting element includes a mirror, and a pair of high-frequency vibrators and a pair of low-frequency vibrators for vibrating the mirror. The high-frequency vibrators include a substrate, a bottom electrode layer formed on the substrate, a piezoelectric layer, and a drive electrode and a first monitor electrode as... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120113493 - High speed electromechanical shutter: An electromechanical shutter device comprising a base member and a shutter assembly comprising: an electrical current source member; a shutter member movable between a light beam blocked position and a light beam passed position; a light beam blocking member associated with the shutter member; a shutter coil associated with the... Agent: Inphase Technologies, Inc.

20120113494 - Spectrum sliced photonic signal processor: A photonic signal processor providing finite impulse response filtering of an external input signal, the processor including: a photonic signal input having a predetermined wavelength range, a Bragg grating structure interconnected to the photonic signal input and having a series of localised modifications to the periodicity of the grating structure... Agent:

20120113495 - Interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle: An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a mirror head having a reflective mirror element, and a mirror mount for attaching the interior rearview mirror assembly to an attachment element attached at an interior portion of the vehicle. When the mirror mount is attached to the attachment element,... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20120113496 - Electrochromic element and method of forming same: An electrochromic element includes a pair of transparent electrodes, and an electrolyte layer and an electrochromic layer disposed between the pair of transparent electrodes. Transmittance of light is changed by a voltage applied to the pair of transparent electrodes. The electrochromic layer includes a first electrochromic layer and a second... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113497 - Thermo-pneumatic actuator and method for producing same: The invention relates to a thermo-pneumatic actuator having a cavity defined by walls and being hermetically sealed, which is inflated with a working medium that alters the gas pressure thereof when a temperature change occurs. A wall region of the cavity is constructed as a ductile membrane, which can be... Agent: Albert-ludwigs-universitat Freiburg

20120113498 - Control of array of two-dimensional imaging elements in light modulating displays: Light emitting elements in an illumination unit of a display may be blanked during updates of pixels of a spatial light modulator (SLM). Updates of pixels in different segments of the SLM may be coordinated with blanking of corresponding segments of the illumination unit. Updating of segments of a light... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20120113501 - Electronic display: One embodiment is an electronic display that includes plural reservoirs, two spaced electrodes, and a plural colorant disposed between the two spaced electrodes. Colorants in the plural colorant move between the two spaced electrodes and into the plural reservoirs when subject to an electric field.... Agent:

20120113500 - Electronic paper and method for producing same: Provided is an electronic paper that permits a high-quality, large area to be easily created. Also provided is a method for producing the electronic paper. The electronic paper comprises: a first substrate upon which first electrodes are formed and a second substrate upon which second electrodes are formed, said first... Agent:

20120113499 - Electrophretic display and electronics device: An electrophoretic display includes a first substrate and a second substrate; base portions which are provided in a display area on the first substrate such that any two mutually adjacent ones of the base portions are disposed so as to have an interspace therebetween; reflection plates which are provided on... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120113502 - 3-dimensional standing type metamaterial structure and method of fabricating the same: Provided are 3-dimensional standing type metamaterial structures and methods of fabricating the same. The 3-dimensional metamaterial structure includes a substrate; and a resonator, which includes a fixing unit fixed to the substrate; and a plurality of arms, which extend from the fixing unit and are curved upward on the substrate,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120113503 - M914 (ap/pvs-14 style) improved dual carriage head mount and dual battery compartment systems: An enhanced battery compartment associated with a night vision monocular device (NVMD) can support multiple battery types. For each battery type, a NVMD can receive an input voltage from a power source within an interior chamber of the enhanced battery compartment. The power source can be a AA battery or... Agent: Nightline, Inc.

20120113504 - Infrared optical system: An infrared optical system, which can obtain excellent image even when used under a severe condition, is easily and cheaply produced by molding. The infrared optical system, is provided with a configuration of 2 groups 2 lenses having the first lens L1 and the second lens L2 sequentially from the... Agent:

20120113505 - Multilayered infrared light reflective structure: The invention provides a multilayered infrared light reflective structure. The multilayered infrared light reflective structure includes a transparent substrate. A doped oxide film is disposed on the transparent substrate. An oxide isolated layer is disposed on the doped oxide film, thereby allowing incident light to be incident from a top... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20120113506 - novel multi-point scan architecture: The embodiments of this invention use a multi-point scanning geometry. This design maintains the high frame rate of the slit-scan system and still allows both grayscale and multi-spectral imaging. In a confocal configuration, the multi-point scanning system's confocal performance is close to that of a single point scan system and... Agent:

20120113507 - Reticle unit and optical apparatus: A reticle unit equipped with an optical apparatus such as a riflescope includes: red and green light sources radiating red light and green light; a disc-like shaped reticle substrate that has a diffraction grating formed at substantially the center of a surface having substantially circular shape; and red and green... Agent:

20120113508 - Polarization preserving front projection screen microstructures: Polarization preserving front projection screens and diffusers provide optimum polarization preservation for stereoscopic 3D viewing, as well as improved light control for enhanced brightness, uniformity, and contrast for both 2D and 3D systems. Generally, the disclosed screens direct light from a projector toward viewers within a diffusion locus, while maintaining... Agent: Reald Inc.

20120113510 - Display device and display method: A display device includes: a display unit sequentially displaying q-pieces (“q” is an integer of 2 or more) of display patterns respectively including p-pieces (“p” is an integer of 2 or more) of viewpoint pictures arranged cyclically in one screen and having parallax therebetween; an optical separation device optically separating... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120113509 - Stereoscopic imaging apparatus: d

20120113511 - Display device for generating three dimensional images: A display device for generating three-dimensional images includes a display panel, a reinforcing plate, and a light-splitting layer. The reinforcing plate is attached to at least one surface of the display panel to improve the resistance to the flexing and deformation of the display panel. If the reinforcing plate is... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20120113512 - Detachable screen guard assembly and method for securing a screen protector: d

20120113513 - Self-cleaning of optical surfaces in low-pressure reactive gas environments in advanced optical systems: Apparatus and methods for self-cleaning of optical elements in sealed environments over a wide range of operating optical frequencies prevent long-term power degradation by introducing low-pressure backfill of a reactive gas such as oxygen into a vacuum chamber containing the optical elements. The backfill pressure is preferably between 10−4 torr... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

20120113514 - Picoprojector with image stabilization [image-stabilized projector]: A handheld projector is provided with an image stabilization system that acts to reduce (or even eliminate) unwanted motion of the projected image due to unintended movement of the projector. In certain preferred embodiments, a solid-state motion sensor provides input to an image stabilization system that computes a corrective signal.... Agent: Polycom, Inc.

20120113515 - Imaging system with automatically engaging image stabilization: An image stabilized imaging system, comprising a variable magnification optical system for imaging a scene; an image stabilization system; a user control for controlling the magnification of the variable magnification optical system; and a processor. The processor is used to perform the steps of determining a user-controlled magnification setting of... Agent:

20120113516 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: A zoom lens includes first to fifth lens units having positive, negative, positive, negative, and positive refractive powers. During zooming, the fourth lens unit having a positive lens and a negative lens does not move, and the second, third, and fifth lens units move. The fourth lens unit moves to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113517 - Structural body, a method for forming a structural body and an apparatus for forming a structural body: z

20120113518 - Diffraction grating lens and image capture apparatus using the same:

20120113519 - Method and apparatus for preventing birds from colliding with or striking flat clear and tinted glass and plastic surfaces: Clear or tinted window panes of glass or plastic having a pattern of dots, vertical lines, horizontal lines or a combination of vertical and horizontal lines in a regular pattern on a surface of the pane, the pattern being visible to the avian eye to prevent birds from striking or... Agent:

20120113521 - Gps visor: A GPS device comprises a GPS unit, a visor, and an optional attachment means to attach the visor to the GPS unit to improve the viewing of the visual display screen under bright light and/or to eliminate the reflection of the lighted display screen of the GPS unit from a... Agent:

20120113520 - Light traps and panels for light traps: Light traps, and panels for light traps, are shown and described. In one example, a trap comprises a plurality of panels defining waveforms for at least a portion. The waveforms may be spaced a distance D apart to define a plurality of non-linear air-passages for allowing an airflow (AF) into... Agent:

20120113522 - Optical assembly, method for assembling an optical assembly, system for securing optical elements of an optical assembly and a spring for securing optical elements of an optical assembly: A monolithic frame for optics used in interferometers where the material of the monolithic frame may have a substantially different coefficient of thermal expansion from the beamsplitter and compensator without warping, bending or distorting the optics. This is accomplished through providing a securing apparatus holding the optics in place while... Agent: Ftrx LLC

20120113523 - Forming method for polymeric laminated wafers comprising different film materials: A method of making a polymeric laminated wafer comprising different film materials that are softenable and formable at different softening temperatures corresponding with the film materials.... Agent:

20120113524 - Immersion microscope objective: m

20120113525 - Liquid lens, and method for manufacturing same: Provided is a liquid lens capable of adjusting a focus by using an electrical signal and/or a fluid pressure. The liquid lens includes a container which has a cavity of which the side cross section has a hemispherical shape and contains an insulating liquid droplet and a conductive liquid droplet... Agent: Kyungpook National University Industry-academic Coorperation Foundation

20120113526 - Zoom projection lens system: A zoom projection lens system, in order from the magnification side to the minification side thereof, includes a first lens group with negative refraction power, a second lens group with positive refraction power, a third lens group with positive refraction power, a fourth lens group with negative refraction power; and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20120113527 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens: A zoom lens includes first and second lens units having positive and negative refractive powers, an aperture stop, and third and fourth lens units having positive and negative refractive powers in order from an object side to an image side. During zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113528 - Image taking apparatus: An image taking apparatus including a zoom lens; and a solid-state image pickup element, wherein the zoom lens includes, a first lens unit; a second lens unit; and a third lens unit, the first lens unit, the second lens unit and the third lens unit moving during zooming, wherein the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113529 - Lens system having wide-angle, high resolution, and large aperture: A lens system, in the order from the subject side to the image side thereof, includes an aperture stop, a first lens of positive refractive power, a second lens of negative refractive power, a third lens of positive refractive power, and a fourth lens of negative refractive power. The image... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120113530 - Optical imaging lens assembly: An optical imaging lens assembly comprises, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element and a fourth lens element. There is a stop disposed between the first lens element and the third lens element. The first... Agent:

20120113531 - Regular pattern optical sheet: The present invention relates to a regular pattern optical sheet, comprising: a transparent flat plate-shaped body; and a plurality of lens-shaped patterns regularly formed at one surface of the body, each having a same size of more than 0.1 μm but smaller than 25 μm in diameter, wherein an angle... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20120113532 - Fisheye lens sysem and photographing apparatus: A fisheye lens system and a photographing apparatus including the fisheye lens system. The fisheye lens system includes, in an order from an object to an image, a first lens group including at least three lenses and having negative refractive power; and a second lens group having positive refractive power,... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20120113533 - Imaging lens: f

20120113534 - Immersion lens holding device: A solid immersion lens supporting device includes a lens holder 30 that holds a solid immersion lens 20 in a free state in which a lens bottom surface 22 protrudes downward through a lower opening 32 so as not to fix the solid immersion lens, and a lens cover 40... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20120113535 - Lens barrel and image pickup apparatus: A lens barrel includes a first cylinder, a second cylinder configured to rotate around an optical axis relative to the first cylinder and to move a lens holding frame holding a lens in an optical axis direction, a force unit arranged outside of the second cylinder, a force relay member... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120113536 - Autofocus module: The present invention provides an autofocus module including: a supporting base, an electrical focusing element and an conductive element, wherein the supporting base at least accommodates one lens element, the electrical focusing element is disposed at one end of the supporting base so that the electrical focusing element and the... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120113537 - Reflectors made of linear grooves: An embodiment of a method of designing a grooved reflector comprises selecting two given wavefronts; and designing two surfaces meeting at an edge to form a groove such that the rays of each of the given wavefront become rays of a respective one of the given wavefronts after a reflection... Agent: Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC

05/03/2012 > 64 patent applications in 49 patent subcategories.

20120105928 - Security element comprising basic reflective structures: a reflecting optical structure comprising at least one elementary reflecting optical structure having a non-plane reflecting surface giving an image of a pattern in at least one direction of observation of the security element, or comprising at least two elementary reflecting optical structures (9a, 9b) of different types, in particular... Agent: Arjowiggins Security

20120105929 - Apparatus and method for displaying holographic image using collimated directional blacklight unit: A holographic three-dimensional (3D) image generating apparatus that may use a collimated directional blacklight unit (CD BLU) is provided. The CD BLU may output a collimated light of which an emitting light is adjusted. The convergent lens may enable the outputted collimated light to converge into a viewing area of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120105930 - Galvanoscanner and laser processing machine: A galvanoscanner including: a rotor including a shaft as a rotational center, and permanent magnets disposed around the shaft and polarized to a plurality of poles in a circumferential direction of the shaft; and a stator disposed in the outside of the rotor through a clearance and including coils, a... Agent: Hitachi Via Mechanics, Ltd.

20120105931 - Electro-optic device with gap-coupled electrode: An electro-optic device includes an electro-optic crystal having a predetermined thickness, a first face and a second face. The electro-optic device also includes a first electrode substrate disposed opposing the first face. The first electrode substrate includes a first substrate material having a first thickness and a first electrode coating... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20120105932 - Optoelectronic device with controlled temperature dependence of the emission wavelength and method of making same: A device representing a reflector, for example an evanescent reflector or a multilayer interference reflector, with at least one reflectivity stopband is disclosed. A medium with means of generating optical gain is introduced into the layer or several layers of the reflector. The optical gain spectrum preferably overlaps with the... Agent:

20120105933 - Composition for electrochromic devices and electrochromic display device using the same: There is provided a composition for electrochromic devices which clearly present only two states, a white-colored state and a decolored state. The composition for electrochromic devices contains (A) a specific quaternary ammonium salt, (B) a supporting electrolyte containing bromide ion, and (C) a solvent containing water as an essential component,... Agent: National University Corporation Chiba University

20120105935 - Apparatus for displaying information: The invention relates to an apparatus for displaying information by way of at least one fluid. For this purpose, the apparatus comprises at least one display element having two volumes, wherein the first volume is disposed between a transparent cover layer and a non-transparent intermediate layer and the second volume... Agent: Advanced Display Technology Ag

20120105934 - Electro-wetting display device and non-polar color solution thereof: An electro-wetting display device and a non-polar color solution thereof are provided. The electro-wetting device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a polar solution layer and a non-polar color solution layer. The first substrate is opposite to the second substrate. The polar solution layer is disposed between the first... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20120105936 - Micromirror unit and method of making the same: A method is provided for making a micromirror unit which includes a frame, a mirror forming base, and bridges connecting the frame to the mirror forming base. The method includes the following steps. First, a first mask pattern is formed on a substrate for masking portions of the substrate which... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120105939 - Display comprising an increased inter-pixel gap: A display structure is described comprising a displaying medium, a backplane provided with an active matrix and a pixel pad comprising a plurality of pixels having an inter-pixel spacing, said pixel pad superposing the active matrix, wherein the inter-pixel spacing is in the range of 2.5-40 micrometers, preferably in the... Agent: Polymer Vision B.v.

20120105940 - Display sheet, display device, and electronic apparatus: A display device includes a substrate that is provided on a display surface side, an opposing substrate that is arranged opposing the substrate, and a display layer that is provided between the substrate and the opposing substrate. The display layer includes a three-dimensional elastic body that is impregnated by a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105941 - Display sheet, display device, and electronic apparatus: A display device includes a substrate that is provided on a display face side, an opposed substrate that is provided opposing the substrate, a display layer that is provided between the substrate and the opposed substrate and is filled with a dispersion liquid in which white particles and black particles... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105942 - Electronic paper and method for producing same: Electronic paper 100 according to the present invention includes a first substrate 10 with first electrodes 14, a second substrate 20 with second electrodes 24, and a powder sheet structure 50 arranged between the first substrate 10 and the second substrate 20. The powder sheet structure 50 includes a bottom... Agent:

20120105937 - Method and apparatus for modulating light: An apparatus for modulating light includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a sealed enclosure. The first electrode includes a frequency selective surface operable to reflect light having a first wavelength, and the second electrode is spaced apart from the first electrode. The sealed enclosure stores electrophoretic fluid and... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120105938 - Pigment-based inks: A pigment-based ink includes a non-polar carrier fluid and pigment particles suspended in the non-polar carrier fluid. The pigment particles have surface functionalized anionic groups. A combination of an electronic display and an electronic ink is provided, as is a method for modifying the pigment particles.... Agent:

20120105943 - Laser ray wavelength modification apparatus: A laser ray wavelength modification apparatus that includes a semiconductor laser element, a fundamental wave light reflecting element, a wavelength modification element, a selective reflection member and a dichroic mirror. The selective reflection member permits fundamental wave light among light rays emitted from the wavelength modification element to pass through... Agent: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105944 - Circuit switchable optical device: A circuit switched optical device includes a first array of intersecting hollow waveguides formed in a first plane of a substrate. A second array of intersecting hollow waveguides is formed in a second plane of the substrate, and the second plane is positioned parallel to the first plane. An optical... Agent:

20120105945 - Spatial filters for high power lasers: A spatial filter includes a first filter element and a second filter element overlapping with the first filter element. The first filter element includes a first pair of cylindrical lenses separated by a first distance. Each of the first pair of cylindrical lenses has a first focal length. The first... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20120105947 - Amplification optical fiber and optical fiber amplifier and resonator using the same: An amplification optical fiber 50 has a core 51 and a clad 52 covering the core 51. The core 51 propagates light with a predetermined wavelength in at least an LP01 mode, and an LP02 mode, and an LP03 mode. When the LP01 mode, the LP02 mode, and the LP03... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.

20120105946 - Compensation of thermally induced refractive index distortions in an optical gain medium or other optical element: In various embodiments, an optical element, e.g., an optical fiber, may be configured to compensate for thermal lensing. For example, thermal lensing may be caused by light power dissipation within an optical fiber, which may include a fiber core that guides amplified light along the longitudinal dimension of the fiber... Agent: Raytheon Company

20120105948 - Method and system for compact efficient laser architecture: A laser amplifier module having an enclosure includes an input window, a mirror optically coupled to the input window and disposed in a first plane, and a first amplifier head disposed along an optical amplification path adjacent a first end of the enclosure. The laser amplifier module also includes a... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20120105949 - Additive manufacturing-based compact epifluorescence microscope: An epifluorescence microscope achieves a compact form factor without sacrificing optical sensitivity by the novel use of combined optic mounts and light baffles constructed using additive manufacturing processes. The use of additive manufacturing enables stray-light-capturing structures that are not practical to make by other techniques. Some embodiments of the present... Agent:

20120105950 - Tripod-connecting adapter: A tripod-connecting adapter for connecting a pair of binoculars to a tripod comprising: a base portion that has a width in which a left and a right lens barrels of the pair of binoculars to be placed thereon come into contact therewith, and restricts rotation of the pair of binoculars... Agent: Nikon Vision Co., Ltd.

20120105951 - Variable magnification device and telescopic sight using the same: The present invention relates to a variable magnification device and a telescopic sight using the same, and more particularly, to a variable magnification device which is capable of easily adjusting a magnification of a telescopic sight. The variable magnification device includes: a rotation bunch which has a ring shape conforming... Agent:

20120105954 - Geometrically and optically corrected parallax barrier providing autostereoscopic viewing of a display: A apparatus and method of enabling autostereoscopic viewing of displays with a parallax barrier apparatus is provided. In one embodiment, the present invention employs a parallax barrier, comprising a plurality of opaque barrier lines, disposed on a flexible substrate that can adhere to an existing display. One application of the... Agent: Grilli3d LLC

20120105953 - Multi-view stereoscopic display: A multi-view stereoscopic display includes a display panel and a parallax barrier panel. The display panel includes a plurality of scan lines, a plurality of data lines, and a plurality of pixels. The parallax barrier panel includes a plurality of barriers and a plurality of control lines. The parallax barrier... Agent:

20120105952 - Optical device and stereoscopic display apparatus: An optical device includes: first and second substrates disposed being opposite to each other; a partition wall provided on an inner surface of the first substrate, facing the second substrate, and extending, to divide a region on the first substrate into cell regions which are arranged in a first direction,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120105955 - Optical device and stereoscopic display apparatus: An optical device includes first and second substrates disposed opposite each other; a partition wall provided upright on an inner surface of the first substrate, facing the second substrate, and extending, to divide a region on the first substrate into cell regions arranged in a first direction, in a second... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120105956 - Flat panel display device with improved external light visibility: A display device comprises: a display module for displaying images; a window integrated touch panel disposed on an upper portion of the display module and spaced apart from the display module; and a polarizing plate disposed under the window integrated touch panel. The polarizing plate is disposed under the window... Agent: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.

20120105957 - Post-formable multilayer optical films and methods of forming: Articles including post-formed multilayer optical films with layers of at least one strain-induced birefringent material, methods of manufacturing such articles by post-forming multilayer optical films, and multilayer optical films that are particularly well-suited to post-forming operations are disclosed. The articles, methods and multilayer optical films of the present invention allow... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120105958 - Lens module comprising at least one exchangeable optical element: Disclosed is a lens module, especially a projection lens for semiconductor lithography, comprising at least one replaceable optical element that is disposed in a lens housing. At least one gas exchange device is positioned in an area of the replaceable optical element in such a way that a receiving zone... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20120105959 - Bi-directional blind sight illumination and deflector device: An optical device that reflects back some of the same light that been projected towards the reflector with more intensity when transmitting and going through the reflector such that the remaining light is dispersed and still can been seen. The light is concentrated and projected forward by the device such... Agent:

20120105960 - Optical device including adjustable optical element: An optical device includes an optical element through which light is transmitted, a frame that supports the optical element, magnets in the frame around the optical element, a base unit that movably supports the frame, a cover unit to cover the magnets, and magnetic force generating units in the cover... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120105961 - Zone plate: A zone plate includes a plurality of consecutively arranged, adjacent, and alternating first and second regions. The first regions are arranged to be substantially transparent to a first predetermined wavelength of radiation and a second predetermined wavelength of radiation that is different from the first predetermined wavelength of radiation. The... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.

20120105962 - Non-periodic grating reflectors with focusing power and methods for fabricating the same: Aspects of the present invention are directed to flat sub-wavelength dielectric gratings that can be configured to operate as mirrors and other optical devices. In one aspect, a grating layer (102) has a planar geometry and is configured with lines (206,207). The lines widths, line thicknesses and line period spacings... Agent:

20120105964 - Light filter and optical device: A light filter comprising a first substrate, a second substrate, a first optical film, a second optical film, a second bonding film, and a first bonding film, wherein the first optical film is formed to be a multilayer film in which a first optical substrate film, a first optical intermediate... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120105963 - Optical filter arrangement and a method for adjustment thereof: The present invention relates to an optical filter arrangement that have a cut wavelength for light passing there through. The optical filter arrangement comprises a stack of a first optical layer and a second optical layer. Further, the optical filter arrangement comprises an electro active polymer material arranged between the... Agent:

20120105965 - Multilayer filter: A multilayer filter includes a dielectric multilayer film in which, layers of at least two types, each layer having a different refractive index, are stacked alternately, and a substrate on which, at least two stacks are stacked. A group delay dispersion of the stack decreases gradually as far from the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120105966 - Zoom lens, optical apparatus, and method for manufacturing zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side along an optical axis, a first lens group G1 having positive refractive power, a second lens group G2 having negative refractive power, and a third lens group G3 having positive refractive power. Upon zooming from a wide-angle end state W... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120105968 - Compact interdependent optical element wavelength beam combining laser system and method: A Compact Interdependent Optical Laser System and Method is designed for use with wavelength beam combining (WBC) systems that utilize both slow-axis and fast-axis WBC. Multiple optical elements having individual and interdependent functionality allow for the system to compact reducing the overall footprint of the system. Additional, configurations incorporating the... Agent: Teradiode, Inc.

20120105967 - Optical combiner for combining multiple laser beams in a flow cytometer: Disclosed is an optical combiner for combining multiple laser beams in a flow cytometer. A dichroic beam combiner is used to combine a second laser beam with a first laser beam so that the two beams are collinear. A beam size adjuster is utilized to adjust the size and convergence/divergence... Agent:

20120105969 - Method for calibrating a multileaf collimator: Multileaf collimator calibration includes defining a reference position of a carriage and determining a first value, the first value being for a drift of a first position of a leaf from a first defined absolute position, the leaf being arranged on the carriage and the carriage being located at the... Agent:

20120105970 - Three-dimensional metamaterial: In a metamaterial, a dielectric layer includes a host medium and dielectric bodies disposed in rows with predetermined intervals therebetween is sandwiched between a pair of conductive mesh plates each having holes, thereby forming a functional layer including dielectric resonators corresponding to the dielectric bodies. The metamaterial is configured by... Agent:

20120105971 - Optical apparatus: An optical apparatus such as a varifocal fluidic lens is provided. Optical apparatus includes a spacer frame, optical fluid, an elastic membrane, an actuator, an actuator frame, and a thermally deformable frame. Spacer frame defines an internal space including a lens portion and a driving portion that connect to each... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120105973 - Zoom lens system: A zoom lens system includes, from the object-side to the image-side thereof, a first lens group, a second lens group, and a third lens group. The first lens group includes a first lens and a second lens. The second lens includes a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120105972 - Zoom projection lens: A zoom projection lens includes, in the order from the magnification side to the minification side thereof, a first lens group with negative refraction power, a second lens group with positive refraction power, a third lens group with positive refraction power, a fourth lens group with negative refraction power, and... Agent: Premier Image Technology(china) Ltd.

20120105974 - Zoom lens: Provided is a compact zoom lens with a high resolving power, a large aperture, and a high variable power. The zoom lens includes a positive first lens group, a moving negative second lens group, a stationary positive third lens group, and a moving positive fourth lens group. The first lens... Agent:

20120105976 - Zoom lens and photographing apparatus having the same: A zoom lens and a photographing apparatus having the zoom lens including a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120105975 - Zoom lens system having high zoom ratio and short overall length: A zoom lens system includes, in order from the subject side to the image side thereof, a first lens group of positive refractive power, a second lends group of negative refractive power, a third lens group of positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group of positive refractive power. The... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120105977 - Zoom lens and photographing apparatus including the same: A zoom lens and a photographing apparatus including the same are provided, where the zoom lens includes, in an order from an object side to an image side: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power wherein zooming is... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20120105978 - Projection lens system with high resolution and compact size: A projection lens system includes, from the magnified side to the reduced side thereof, a first lens group having negative refractive power, a second lens group having positive refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a field lens. The projection lens system satisfies the following conditions:... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120105979 - Transfer lens and wide-angle lens system using same: A lens system includes a main lens and a transfer lens aligned with the main lens. The optical axis of the main lens is superposed on that of the transfer lens. The transfer lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens having... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120105980 - 360 degree viewing angle lens unit and optical lens system using same: A 360 degree viewing angle lens unit, from the object side to the image side thereof, includes a 360 degree viewing angle lens and a relay lens. The viewing angle lens includes an annular incident surface, a first reflective surface, a second reflective surface, and an emitting surface. The annular... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20120105981 - Wide-angle lens system having short overall length: A lens system includes, in order from the subject side to the image side of thereof, a first lens group of negative refractive power, a second lends group of positive refractive power, and an image plane. The first lens group includes a first spherical lens, a second spherical lens, and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120105982 - Rollable base with electronics and power supply: An optical system having a scope device includes a post extending from a rolling base. Electronic components for communicating with the scope device are located either underneath the base with appropriate clearance from the floor or within a cavity formed in the base. In one embodiment, the base includes a... Agent: Gynex Corporation

20120105984 - Lens barrel with optical filter and optical apparatus having the same: A lens barrel includes a lens holding member that holds a lens, a positioning guide bar, a rotation blocking guide bar, an optical filter holding member that holds an optical filter, an optical filter supporting member that is disposed at a side of the lens holding member with reference to... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120105983 - Lens holder: A lens holder for receiving a lens barrel includes a base portion and a barrel portion. The base portion defines a first circular chamber and a second chamber communicating with the first chamber. The first chamber has a diameter equal to an outer diameter of the lens barrel. The second... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120105985 - Apparatus for adjusting position of optical element: An apparatus for adjusting a location of an optical element includes: a first barrel having a hollow cylindrical shape; a second barrel having a hollow cylindrical shape to support the optical element and rotatably coupled to the first barrel; a distance maintaining unit installed between the first barrel and the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120105986 - Housing structure for miniature lens focus module: A housing structure for miniature lens focus module has a top portion formed into a stepped structure, that is, the housing has a size-reduced topmost portion relative to the rest rear portion thereof and has a shoulder portion formed therein, so that a plate-shaped spring element for holding a lens... Agent:

20120105987 - Auto-focus lens module: An auto-focus lens module includes a lens holder, a movable member, and a focusing spring assembly. The lens holder includes an immovable member and an upper plate. The upper plate has a surface facing the immovable member. First recesses are defined in the first surface. The movable member is received... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120105988 - Lens module: A lens module includes a holder, a connecting loop, engaging pins, an adjustment ring, a fixing pin; and a lens unit. The holder includes a barrel having a receiving space. The barrel defines sliding slots. The adjustment ring defines guiding grooves and a stopping slot. The connecting loop is received... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120105989 - Mountings for rotation of array of reflective elements and lithographic apparatus incorporating same: An array of reflective elements in which at least one of the reflective elements is mounted on a mounting which comprises a rod at least partially located within a sleeve. A first end of the rod is fixed to a first end of the sleeve and a second end of... Agent: Asml Netherlands B.v.

20120105990 - Inside rearview mirror assembly: An inside rearview mirror bracket for a windscreen includes a pad portion configured to attach to an interior of the windscreen. A bridge portion is formed as a single piece with the pad portion, and a tunnel is defined by the bridge portion and the pad portion. The mirror bracket... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.

20120105991 - Light filter, manufacturing method of light filter, and optical device: A light filter includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a first bonding film provided in an entire region at the second substrate side of the first substrate, a second bonding film provided in an entire region at the first substrate side of the second substrate, a first optical film... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

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