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

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12/27/2012 > 39 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120327489 - System, method and apparatus for wavelength-coded multi-focal microscopy: A volume holographic imaging system, apparatus, and/or method enables the projection of a two-dimensional (2D) slice of a four-dimensional (4D) probing object. A 4D probing source object is illuminated to emit or scatter an optical field. A holographic element having one or more recorded holograms receives and diffracts the optical... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120327490 - System, method and apparatus for phase-coded multi-plane microscopy: A volume holographic imaging system enables the projection of a two-dimensional (2D) slice of a four-dimensional (4D) object. The 4D source object is illuminated to emit or scatter an optical field. A holographic element having one or more recorded holograms receives and diffracts the optical field into a diffracted plane... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120327491 - Holographic display system with motion sensors: A holographic display system with motion sensors is disclosed. In one embodiment, the holographic display system is a flat screen display having display screen and a holographic overlay positioned over the display screen. A plurality of sensors are embedded in the holographic overlay. Alternatively, the plurality of sensors may be... Agent: Avago Technologies EcbuIP(singapore) Pte. Ltd.

20120327492 - System, method and apparatus for contrast enhanced multiplexing of images: A volume holographic imaging system, apparatus and/or method enables the projection of a two-dimensional (2D) slice of a four-dimensional (4D) probing object A 4D probing source object is illuminated to emit or scatter an optical field. A holographic element having one or more recorded holograms receives and diffracts the optical... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120327493 - Mirror device: In a biaxial mirror device where beams for connecting a first movable frame to a second movable frame and the second movable frame to a fixed frame pass a center of the mirror along an axis, an actuator for moving the second movable frame is composed of two first and... Agent: Hitachi Media Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120327494 - Optical deflector including piezoelectric sensor on support body: In an optical deflector including a mirror, a support body, and a piezoelectric actuator connected to the support body for rocking the mirror with respect to an axis of the mirror, at least one piezoelectric sensor is provided on the support body to sense a rocking vibration of the mirror... Agent:

20120327495 - Two-dimensional optical deflector including piezoelectric sensor on movable frame: In a two-dimensional optical deflector including a mirror, a movable frame supporting the mirror, a first piezoelectric actuator connected between the movable frame and the mirror and adapted to rock the mirror with respect to a first axis of the mirror, a support body supporting the movable frame, and a... Agent:

20120327496 - Optical element and imaging apparatus: An optical element is disclosed. The optical element may include a container having a holding chamber, a polar or conductive first liquid filled in the holding chamber, a second liquid filled in the holding chamber and not mixing with the first liquid, first and second electrodes for applying an electric... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120327497 - Parametric regenerative oscillators based on opto-electronic feedback and optical regeneration via nonlinear optical mixing in whispering gallery mode optical resonators: Techniques and devices based on optical resonators made of nonlinear optical materials and nonlinear wave mixing to generate RF or microwave oscillations using an active opto-electronic loop.... Agent: Oewaves, Inc.

20120327498 - Display and electronic unit: There are provided a display and an electronic unit capable of enhancing visibility. The display includes: a plurality of pixels each including a light-emission device, and having a light-transmission region in at least a part thereof; and one or more transmittance control devices capable of controlling a transmittance of incident... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120327499 - Electrochromic window fabrication methods: Methods of manufacturing electrochromic windows are described. Insulated glass units (IGU's) are protected, e.g. during handling and shipping, by a protective bumper. The bumper can be custom made using IGU dimension data received from the IGU fabrication tool. The bumper may be made of environmentally friendly materials. Laser isolation configurations... Agent: Soladigm, Inc.

20120327500 - Display: A display includes at least one electronically controllable pixel which has at least one color level which is formed by a flat container, the interior of which is connected to a color reservoir. The content of the color reservoir can be pressurized by electronic control of an actuating drive, which... Agent:

20120327501 - Laser processing system: In a laser processing system 400, a plurality of element patterns for creating a modulation pattern are prepared, and the modulation pattern is created from the element patterns according to a condition for forming the modified region for an object to be processed in order to form the modified region... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20120327503 - Illumination control: An optical system may include an objective, a source of illumination, an illumination system having illumination optics configured to direct the illumination onto the objective, and at least two dynamic optical array devices located at a pupil conjugate plane and a field conjugate plane, respectively in the illumination optics. The... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20120327502 - Tunable metamaterials and related devices: A tunable metamaterial comprising a membrane on which is arranged a two-dimensional array of elements to form a metamaterial, wherein the array is subdivided into blocks of multiple elements, each block being separated from adjacent blocks by a gap to allow each block to be moveable relative to its adjacent... Agent:

20120327504 - White particle for display, particle dispersion for display, display medium, and display device: A white particle for display includes as a constituent element a polymer including at least one species selected from a biphenyl compound having one vinyl group and a biphenyl compound having two vinyl groups as a polymeric component.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20120327505 - Method of performing target raman gain locking and raman fiber amplifier: An embodiment of the present invention discloses a method of performing target Raman gain locking and a Raman fiber amplifier. The Raman fiber amplifier comprises a coupler (1) and a control unit (15), wherein the control unit comprises a target gain locking module. A detection circuit formed by filters and... Agent:

20120327506 - Optical fiber amplifier and a control method therefor: An optical amplifier having two erbium doped fiber coils and a pump laser diode is described. A tunable optical power splitter is used for variably splitting the optical pump power for the laser diode between the two erbium doped fiber coils, and variable tilters can be used for correcting the... Agent: Jds Uniphase Corporation

20120327507 - Light redirecting film laminate: Light management film constructions contain a first optical film having a first major surface and a second major surface opposite the first major surface. The first major surface is a micro structured surface with asymmetrical structures. The asymmetrical structures form an ordered arrangement of a plurality of multi-sided refractive prisms,... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20120327508 - Device for short-distance projection at a reasonably large angle with zoom and focusing: The invention proposes a short-distance front projection system, that is to say with a wide angle, occupying a small volume and offering a possibility of focusing as well a zoom function. It makes it possible to obtain images with a diagonal greater than 2 metres, the whole of the optical... Agent:

20120327509 - Microscope: In the microscope, an optical path and optical path of an image forming system are set so as to be perpendicular to each other when viewed from the top. In other words, in this microscope, there exists an ocular optical system that guides light, which propagates the optical path to... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120327511 - Optical film, method of producing optical film, polarizing plate, display panel, and display: Disclosed is an optical film having hardness and wipe-off resistance to solvents and capable of maintaining antistatic performance for a long period, and a method of producing the same. The optical film includes an optically-transparent substrate, and a hard coat layer having a thickness of 1 to 40 μm on... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20120327510 - Polarizing plate having pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and image display device: Provided is a polarizing plate having pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, including a polarizer, a transparent protective film placed on at least one surface of the polarizer, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer placed on a surface of the transparent protective film on a side where the polarizer is not placed. The pressure-sensitive... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20120327512 - Thin high-performance polarizing film and method for manufacturing the same: A method for manufacturing a thin high-performance polarizing film includes coating a polyvinyl alcohol type resin on a resin substrate having a thickness of at least 20 μm and then drying the resin to thereby form a polyvinyl alcohol type resin layer, immersing thus produced polyvinyl alcohol type resin layer... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20120327513 - Lens cover mechanism for projector: The present invention provides a sliding lens cover mechanism for a projector, which enables enhancement in operability and prevention of noise, and the sliding lens cover mechanism includes: a front panel that allows the projection lens to be exposed from a part thereof; a lens cover that moves over said... Agent:

20120327514 - Diffractive optical element and imaging apparatus using the same: A diffractive optical element includes a first optical member, a second optical member, and a third optical member stacked on each other in this order. A diffractive surface including a plurality of raised parts is formed at an interface between the first and second optical members. The third optical member... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120327515 - Optical filter: An optical filter includes a substrate and a filter film attached on the substrate. The filter film has alternate layers of high reflective layers and low reflective layers to form a plurality of Fabry-Perot resonators. A basic optical thickness of the high reflective layers and the low reflective layers is... Agent: Asia Optical Co., Inc.

20120327516 - Lens-like beam-forming networks for circular arrays and their circuit implementation: A beamforming apparatus comprising a number of beam ports NB arranged in a circular array, the circular array having a radius a, an annular shaped lens encircling the number of beam ports NB, the annular shaped lens having an inner radius a, an outer radius b, and an inhomogeneous refractive... Agent:

20120327517 - Method and apparatus for manufacturing a security document comprising a lenticular array and blurred pixel tracks: This invention relates to a method of manufacturing a display device, in particular a security document, comprising the steps of providing m images of an object, wherein m is at least equal to 2, dividing each image into n sets adjacent arrays (11,1, 11,2 . . . 11,n), . .... Agent: Morpho B.v.

20120327518 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens group that has a positive refractive power; a second lens group that has a negative refractive power; a third lens group that has a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group that... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120327519 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a fixing barrel, a cam barrel, a guide barrel, a first lens group, a second lens group, and a third lens group. The cam barrel is rotatably received in the fixing barrel. The guiding barrel is movably received in the fixing barrel and partially receives the... Agent: Premier Image Technology(china) Ltd.

20120327520 - Image capturing optical lens assembly: An image capturing optical lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120327522 - Optical image capturing assembly: An optical image capturing assembly includes, 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. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface. The second lens element... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120327521 - Optical image lens assembly: An optical image lens assembly includes, 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. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface. The second lens element... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120327523 - Offset concentrator optic for concentrated photovoltaic systems: A concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system for solar power generation incorporating an array of receiving elements in a panel with optical receiving components designed to accept light from an angle offset from the normal optical axis of the placement of the panel. The offset angle is approximately equal to the difference... Agent:

20120327524 - Image pickup lens, lens array, method for producing image pickup lens, and image pickup module: A wafer-level lens of the present invention is produced by cutting out one of a plurality of lenses from at least one lens array having a wafer on which the plurality of lenses are provided, the wafer-level lens being cut out from the at least one lens array so as... Agent:

20120327525 - Lens actuator for focusing: Disclosed is a lens actuator for focusing. The lens actuator has a bracket with a retaining groove provided in an optical axial direction of a movable lens means, a dial for focusing rotatably supported by the bracket and having a ring-shaped groove offset from a rotation center, and a lens-actuating... Agent:

20120327526 - Solar reflector assembly: A gore assembly is provided which is made from at least two metal panels. The metal panels comprise downturned flanges along opposing radial edges. The flanges point away from an A-surface of the gore assembly and face a B-surface. The panels are fastened to each other along the flanges on... Agent:

20120327527 - Method for extending field of vision in a collimated visual display system: A means to increase both vertical and horizontal field of view for collimated display systems suitable for flight simulator display systems that use spherical metallised film mirrors of limited width as a reflecting surface. By joining additional material to both sides (top and bottom) of a length of metallised polymer... Agent:

  
12/20/2012 > 32 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120320438 - Scanning microscope and method for light-microscopic imaging of an object: A scanning microscope includes a light source, illumination optics, and a scanning device for moving the illumination focus across a target region and doing so by varying the direction of incidence in which the illuminating beam enters an entrance pupil of the illumination optics. To incline the illumination focus relative... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20120320439 - Optical reflection element: An optical reflection element has a frame, a pair of meandering-shaped vibration elements, a mirror having a reflection surface, and a pair of protective beams. The vibration elements have their respective outer ends supported by confronting portions of an inside of the frame. The vibration elements support the mirror with... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120320441 - Vibrating mirror element: This vibrating mirror element (100) includes a mirror portion (10), a first driving portion (41), being cantilevered, including a first fixed end (41a) formed on a first side of a first direction and a first free end (41b) formed on a second side thereof, and linearly extending, a first mirror... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20120320440 - Vibrating mirror element and method for manufacturing vibrating mirror element: There is provided a vibrating mirror element capable of inhibiting flexural deformation of a support portion. This vibrating mirror element (100) includes a mirror portion (10), a deformable driving portion (41, 43, 45, 51, 53, 55), and a support portion (42, 44, 46, 52, 54, 56) connected with a first... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20120320442 - Apparatus for pseudo-return-to-zero modulation: A Pseudo-Return-to-Zero modulator is provided with a narrow pulse clock generator, a modulator driver, and an optical modulator. The narrow pulse clock generator generates a narrow pulse clock of order n, where one of levels occupies half a symbol period and the other level occupies (n−1) plus half a symbol... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120320443 - Building material with display device, and display device: A building material in which an image can be displayed on a transparent plate such as a windowpane is realized using a configuration that is simple and low-cost. A window member (5) includes a display panel (11) having a display region (11a) that can switch between a light transmitting state... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320444 - Rearview mirror element assembly for vehicle: A rearview mirror element assembly includes an electrochromic reflective element having a primary viewing region operable to exhibit electrically variable reflectivity, with a specularly reflective mirror reflector established at a third surface of a rear substrate at the primary viewing region. An auxiliary viewing region provides an auxiliary wide angle... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20120320445 - Switchable transparent electrowetting display device: An electrowetting display device includes an electrowetting display panel and an illumination unit. The electrowetting display panel includes two or more different optical color-converting liquid layers and a plurality of light-shielding liquid layers. The two or more different optical color-converting liquid layers are able to convert the light source generated... Agent:

20120320446 - Color electronic paper apparatus, display and manufacturing method thereof: A color electronic paper apparatus includes a display layer, a color resist layer, an anti-ultraviolet layer and a protective sheet. The color resist layer is disposed on the display layer. The anti-ultraviolet layer is disposed on the color resist layer. The protective sheet is disposed on the anti-ultraviolet layer. A... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20120320447 - Semiconductor laser, surface emitting semiconductor laser, semiconductor laser module, and non-linear optical device: There is provided a semiconductor laser that includes a dielectric multilayer mirror (116) with a structure including high-refractive-index dielectric layers and low-refractive-index dielectric layers arranged periodically, and a cavity (110) that includes the dielectric multilayer mirror (116), on at least one facet thereof, and an active layer (105). A non-linear... Agent: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

20120320448 - Chip-based frequency comb generator with microwave repetition rate: A frequency comb generator fabricated on a chip with elimination of a disadvantageous reflow process, includes an ultra-high Q disk resonator having a waveguide that is a part of a wedge structure fabricated from a silicon dioxide layer of the chip. The disk resonator allows generation of a frequency comb... Agent:

20120320449 - Stabilizing rf oscillator based on optical resonator: Techniques, devices and systems that stabilize an RF oscillator by using an optical resonator that is stabilized relative to a master RF oscillator with acceptable frequency stability performance. In the examples described, the optical resonator is stabilized relative to the master RF oscillator by using a frequency stability indicator based... Agent: Oewaves, Inc.

20120320450 - Fiber-mopa apparatus for delivering pulses on demand: A fiber-MOPA includes a seed-pulse source followed by fiber amplifier stages. The seed pulse source delivers signal pulses for performing a laser operation and delivers radiation between the seed pulses to maintain the collective average of the seed pulse power and intermediate radiation power constant. Keeping this average power constant... Agent: Coherent, Inc.

20120320451 - Large mode area optical waveguide devices: A very large more area active double clad optical waveguide doped with Nd3+ at a concentration of at least 0.1% by weight can be used to effectively amplify light at a wavelength of between 1050 nm and 1120 nm. At a doping concentration sufficient to provide a net optical absorption... Agent: Jds Uniphase Corporation

20120320452 - Thin films with high near-infrared reflectivity deposited on building materials: Disclosed are solar-reflective roofing and other building materials having high reflectance of near-infrared radiation and high transmission of radiation in the visible light range and a substantial emissivity so as to reduce the heat island effects experienced by the articles while also maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Also disclosed are... Agent: Certainteed Corporation

20120320453 - Microscope apparatus: The present invention can realize stable focus tracking in the AF control of a microscope by calculating an evaluation function based on a light intensity signal received in two regions and adjusting the slope of the evaluation function to be constant.... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120320454 - Head-worn illuminators and magnifiers with optical rejection coatings to assist medical and dental professionals: An improved head-mounted optical illuminator or magnifier of the type worn by a medical or dental professional includes an optical coating applied to one or more optical surfaces associated with the illuminator or magnifier, and wherein the optical coating is a rejection coating operative to blocks wavelengths in the green,... Agent: General Scientific Corporation

20120320455 - Laser scanning module including an optical isolator: The present application discloses various implementations of a laser scanning module. In one implementation, such a laser scanning module comprising an optical isolator including first and second linear polarizers, a collimating optics configured to receive light produced by a laser light source and to pass a substantially collimated light beam... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

20120320456 - Apparatus for automatically introducing celestial object, terminal device and control system for astronomical telescope: A terminal device of an apparatus to automatically introduce a target celestial object includes an input operation section executing a command operation on the apparatus. An image display section indicates a star map image in accordance with a display scale factor. The input operation section includes a rotation command means... Agent: Vixen Co., Ltd.

20120320457 - Polarization module and image display apparatus: A polarization module including first quarter-wave plates disposed on a polarizer plate and having slow axes inclined to a polarization axis of the polarizer plate by 45 degrees. Second quarter-wave plates are disposed on the polarizer plate alternately with the first quarter-wave plates and have slow axes inclined to the... Agent:

20120320458 - Azicon beam polarization devices: Polarizers and polarizing beam splitter include one or more pairs of axicons that are configured to separate an input beam into a radially polarized component and a tangentially (or azimuthally) polarized component. A second axicon pair can be provided to recombine the tangentially polarized component so as to provide a... Agent: The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health And Human Serv

20120320459 - Adhesive for polarizing plate, polarizing plate, method for producing same, optical film, and image display device: An object of the invention is to provide an adhesive for a polarizing plate that has high adhering strength, makes it possible to prevent a reduction in the light transmittance of a polarizing plate and to suppress the occurrence of knicks, and is less likely to cause a reduction in... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20120320460 - Color distribution in exit pupil expanders: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for providing color separation in an exit pupil expander system that uses a plurality of diffractive elements for expanding the exit pupil of a display in an electronic device for viewing by introducing a selectively absorbing area or areas in... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20120320461 - Diffractive optical element and method for manufacturing same: An element includes a first resin layer and a second resin layer disposed between a first glass lens substrate and a second glass lens substrate, a boundary surface between the first resin layer and the second resin layer having a diffraction grating shape including a plurality of inclined surfaces and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120320462 - Aimer: An aimer is provided. The aimer includes an object lens unit, a body and an eyepiece unit. The body is connected to the object lens unit. The eyepiece unit is connected to the body. The eyepiece unit includes a first pipe, a second pipe, a lens unit and a graduated... Agent: Asia Optical Co., Inc.

20120320463 - Auto-focus actuator for field curvature correction of zoom lenses: A wide field angle camera module that incorporates field curvature correction suitable for an electronic device is described herein. By way of example, the wide field angle camera module comprises micro optical lenses adapted to capture field angles of greater than thirty degrees, and is further adapted to provide field... Agent:

20120320464 - Lens with layered concentric structures: The lens contains a cup-shaped body with a lens bottom and a lens member extended upward from the lens bottom and forming a 49-degree included angle with the lens bottom. The lens member contains, from bottom to top, a number of layers, each having a number of refraction portions. Each... Agent:

20120320465 - Imaging lens and camera module: Provided is an imaging lens and a camera module, the device including in an orderly way from an object side, a first lens with positive (+) refractive power; a second lens with negative (-) refractive power; a third lens with negative (−) refractive power; a fourth lens with negative (-)... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20120320466 - Lens device and method of manufacturing the same: A lens device and a method of manufacturing the same are provided, wherein the lens device includes a transparent substrate, a metal layer, a hydrophobic layer and an aspherical lens. The metal layer is formed on the transparent substrate, and the hydrophobic layer is formed on the metal layer. The... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20120320467 - Image photographing device: Disclosed herein is an image photographing device capable of being auto-focused while moving a lens barrel in an optical axis direction. The image photographing device includes: a lens barrel having at least one lens; a housing receiving the lens barrel therein so that the lens barrel moves in an optical... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120320468 - Stretched membrane solar collector: An improved solar reflector utilizing a tensioned reflective membrane. The reflector structure includes a membrane attached on the outer surface of a metal strap that is positioned on an end form by means of a curved-face tensioning block.... Agent:

20120320469 - Vehicle mirror: A vehicle mirror assembly has a mirror support and a mirror plate fitted on said support and a rear cover enclosing the sides and back of the mirror support and the attached plate. The rear cover is attachable to the mirror support and is able to be securely fastened to... Agent:

  
12/13/2012 > 50 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120314268 - Package and method of formation: The present invention provides for a device package comprising an element secured to a plastic body, the element having at least one opening into which material of the plastic body extends to at least assist with securing the element to the body.... Agent: Optaglio S.r.o.

20120314269 - Piezoelectric actuator mechanism: A piezoelectric actuator mechanism including: a screw-driven feeding mechanism that has a feed screw (11) and a feed screw nut (14); a disc-shaped rotor (17) mounted on the rear-end face of the feed screw nut (14); an ultrasonic motor (18) having a piezoelectric vibrator (19) that comes in contact with... Agent: Sigma Koki Co., Ltd

20120314270 - Electromagnetic wave generator and optical shutter using the same: An electromagnetic wave generator for outputting wideband electromagnetic waves, including terahertz (THz) band waves, and for controlling wavelengths of the output electromagnetic waves and an optical shutter are provided. The electromagnetic wave generator includes two electrodes that separately face each other, a chargeable particle disposed between the two electrodes, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120314271 - Method and apparatus for modulating light: Embodiments relate to a method and apparatus for producing polarized light, having a modulator crystal, where the modulator crystal incorporates a birefringent electro-optic material. The modulator crystal has an optic axis, a first polarization axis, and a second polarization axis, where the first polarization axis and second polarization axis are... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20120314272 - Electrochromic device: There is provided an EC device having stability against redox reaction cycles, high transparency, i.e., the EC device does not absorb light in the visible region in a bleached state, and having excellent response speed. The electrochromic device includes a pair of electrodes and a composition arranged between the pair... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314275 - Electrophoresis display apparatus: An electrophoresis display apparatus includes an electronic-ink (E-Ink) layer, a passive-matrix substrate, and a conducting layer. The passive-matrix substrate has an electrode surface, and the electrode surface has a plurality of electrodes. The conducting layer has a predetermined shape. The conducting layer is disposed between the electronic-ink layer and the... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20120314273 - Electrophoretic device, display unit, and electronic unit: An electrophoretic device includes an electrophoretic particle, a porous layer formed of a fibrous structure containing a non-electrophoretic particle having optical reflection characteristics different from optical reflection characteristics of the electrophoretic particle, and a pair of electrodes arranged with the porous layer in between. The porous layer is adjacent to... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120314274 - Electrophoretic display and electronic device: An electrophoretic display includes: a first substrate and a second substrate facing each other; a base portion provided on the first substrate; a first concave portion provided such that a surface of the second substrate side of the base portion is recessed, and a second concave portion having a shallower... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120314276 - Light control film: Disclosed is a light control film comprising: two of transparent conductive resin substrates each having a transparent conductive layer and a transparent resin substrate; and a light control layer interposed between the two transparent conductive resin substrates to be in contact with the transparent conductive layer sides, the light control... Agent:

20120314278 - Optical amplifier and an optical amplification method: An optical amplifier using the evanescent light to control the optical output level is provided. The optical amplifier includes: a waveguide path transmitting an optical signal; an optical amplification unit formed on the waveguide path and amplifying the optical signal by an excitation light; an irradiation unit irradiating the excitation... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120314277 - Optical modulator and optical modulation method: An optical modulator includes first and second modulation waveguides, a demultiplexer, first and second phase adjustment waveguides that changes phases of a light of the first and second modulation waveguides, a multiplexer that combines light outputs from the first and second phase adjustment waveguides, a gain controller and a modulator... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120314279 - Multi-fibre arrangement for high power fibre lasers and amplifiers: An optical amplifier includes at least one pump source and an optical fibre cable which includes an amplifying optical fibre and a pump optical fibre that are defined by respective lengths. The amplifying optical fibre and the pump optical fibre are coated with a common coating along a portion of... Agent: Spi Lasers Uk Ltd

20120314280 - Optical component for protection against thermal radiation: An optical component (6) for a heat screen to be placed between a cold medium and a hot medium, includes a substrate (7) having a first face to be disposed facing towards the cold medium and a second face to be disposed facing towards the hot medium, the substrate being... Agent:

20120314281 - Reflective optical element and method for production of such an optical element: In order to produce stress-reduced reflective optical elements (1) for an operating wave length in the soft X-ray and extreme ultraviolet wavelength range, in particular for use in EUV lithography, it is proposed to apply, between substrate (2) and a multilayer system (4) optimized for high reflectivity at the operating... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20120314282 - Optical instrument: An optical instrument that includes: an objective lens having an outer convex surface, an inner concave surface, a center, a first optical axis, and a bore cut substantially though the center; a set of objective lenses positioned within the bore and along the first optical axis; a first reflective element... Agent: Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd.

20120314283 - Telescopic gun sight with magnification-invariant reticle: This invention teaches a telescopic gun sight with a reticle placed at the first focal plane such that the apparent size of the reticle remains substantially invariant when the sight's magnification is changed. According to one embodiment, a telescopic gun sight comprises an objective lens, a magnification-invariant reticle, an image... Agent:

20120314284 - Projection apparatuses and associated methods: Projection apparatuses and associated methods are provided. A representative apparatus includes: a support frame defining a projection area; a polymeric screen of sheet material sized and shaped to span at least a portion of the projection area; a retention member operative to contact the polymeric screen along an edge thereof;... Agent: MusionIPLimited

20120314285 - Foldable projection screen: The present invention provides a foldable projection screen, which comprises: a first housing capable of being folded for engagement and capable of standing while being unfolded; and a projection screen having its two sides respectively fastened on two sides of the first housing so as to be folded and accommodated... Agent:

20120314286 - Semiconductor inspection and metrology system using laser pulse multiplier: A pulse multiplier includes a polarizing beam splitter, a wave plate, and a set of mirrors. The polarizing beam splitter receives an input laser pulse. The wave plate receives light from the polarized beam splitter and generates a first set of pulses and a second set of pulses. The first... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20120314287 - Luminance enhancement film and backlight unit comprising the same: The present invention relates to a luminance-enhanced film used for displays. The present invention provides a luminance enhancement film including a multilayer thin film, which can ensure the reliability to external environmental changes, such as temperature change and the like, and a backlight unit including the luminance enhancement film.... Agent: Kolon Industries, Inc.

20120314288 - Lens module having light-shielding spacer: A lens module includes a first lens and a first spacer. The first lens includes a first optical portion and a first support portion surrounding the first optical portion. The first support portion includes a first upper surface facing an object side of the lens module and a first lower... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120314289 - Optical device assembly having a cavity that is sealed to be moisture-resistant: In one embodiment, an optical device assembly is provided. The optical device includes a housing with a moisture-resistant sealed cylindrical cavity in which first and second optical surfaces are optically coupled, the first optical surface being disposed on a first optical element that is within a first end of the... Agent:

20120314290 - Method and apparatus for forming and applying retroreflective pavement markings: A method for forming and applying retroreflective pavement markings comprising the steps of a) spraying the area with a hot epoxy binder, b) depositing particles of a microcrystalline ceramic element having a high refractive index onto the fresh epoxy binder, c) depositing relatively large spherical glass beads onto the fresh... Agent: New York State Thruway Authority

20120314291 - Large aperture zoom optical system and image pickup apparatus: A large aperture zoom optical system and an image pickup apparatus have a five-lens-group arrangement of positive-negative-positive-negative-positive refractive powers. At the time of zooming, the fifth lens group is fixed, and at least the second lens group, the third lens group and the fourth lens group are moved. The third... Agent: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.

20120314292 - Optical device formed of an array of sub-wavelength gratings: An optical device includes a substantially planar substrate and a lens array disposed on the substantially planar substrate. The lens array is formed of a plurality of distinct sub-wavelength gratings, in which the sub-wavelength gratings are selected to produce a desired phase change in beams of light that are at... Agent:

20120314293 - Article with 3d lively figure: An article includes a light-transmittable substrate having opposite first and second surfaces spaced in a height direction. A first pattern is provided on the first surface of the light-transmittable substrate. A plurality of spaced first lines is provided on a face of the first pattern. A second pattern is provided... Agent:

20120314294 - Optical member, polyimide, method for manufacturing optical member, and method for producing polyimide:

20120314295 - Spectral device: The object is to easily expand a variable range of selective wavelengths without enlarging a device. A spectral device 1 of the present invention includes four band pass filters 11a to 11d through which a light L2 from a light source 3 is selectively transmitted within a wavelength range according... Agent: Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

20120314296 - Enhanced depth of field based on uniform relative illumination via lens with large distortion: A lens system is provided that comprises an enhanced depth of field based on a uniform or near uniform relative illumination via a lens with a large distortion. The distortion can be corrected with image processing equipment. The lens system can comprise an aperture stop and a group of lens,... Agent: Tessera Technologies Ireland Limited

20120314298 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus using the same: l

20120314297 - Zoom lens system:

20120314299 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, a first lens unit of a positive refractive power, a second lens unit of a negative refractive power, a reflective element, and a rear lens group including two or more lens units and an aperture stop, in which the first lens unit, the second lens unit,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314300 - Zoom lens device: A zoom lens device includes a focusing lens group arranged on an object side, and a variator lens group next thereto, and a temperature sensor. The focusing lens group includes a focusing lens, and a temperature-based correction lens for correcting changes in focal point caused by temperature changes around the... Agent:

20120314301 - Optical image capturing lens assembly: An optical image capturing lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element, and a sixth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120314302 - Image capturing optical lens system: This invention provides an optical lens system comprising: a first lens element with positive refractive power; a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element with negative refractive power having a concave object-side surface and at least one of the object-side surface and the image-side surface thereof... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120314303 - Projection lens: A projection lens includes, in order from the magnification end to the minimization end thereof: a first lens group of a negative refractive power; and a second lens group of a positive refractive power. The projection lens satisfies the formula: 0.061<F/L<0.078; where F represents the effective focal length of the... Agent: Premier Image Technology(china) Ltd.

20120314304 - Image capturing lens assembly: An image capturing lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element with positive refractive power having a convex object-side surface, a second lens element with positive refractive power, a third lens element with refractive power, a fourth lens element with refractive... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120314305 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens includes: a first lens group; a second lens group having positive refractive power; and a third lens group having negative refractive power, which are arranged in order from an object side, wherein the first lens group includes a former lens group having a negative lens in a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120314306 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens includes: a first lens group; a second lens group having positive refractive power; and a third lens group having negative refractive power, which are arranged in order from an object side, wherein the first lens group includes a former lens group having a negative lens in a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120314307 - Lens actuator: A lens actuator includes a carrier that is configured to retain a lens; a first AF coil that is disposed in the carrier while wound about an axis perpendicular to a lens retaining surface; first to fourth magnets that are disposed opposite the first AF coil in four directions parallel... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120314308 - Lens actuator: In a lens actuator according to an exemplary embodiment, wires that connect a holder and a base of a movable unit have diameters of 30 μm or more and less than 70 μm, and the wires have longitudinal elastic moduli of 100 GPa or more and less than 500 GPa.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120314309 - Image-capturing lens unit: An image-capturing lens (OU) can be positioned in the optical axis direction by causing a flange section of the image-capturing lens (OU) and a contact section (42a) of a barrel frame (40) to make contact with each other. Also, the image-capturing lens (OU) can be positioned in the direction intersecting... Agent:

20120314310 - Lens barrel and imaging device: The lens barrel includes a flexible wire, a first supporting frame and a second supporting frame. The flexible wire has a first end with at least one terminal, a second end with at least one terminal and a bent portion disposed between the first and second ends. The bent portion... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120314312 - Lens barrel: An FPC (3) includes a first bending portion (31) having an outer periphery thereof directed from an attachment portion (36) toward an upstream end (3F), and bent in such a direction as to face the attachment portion (36); a second bending portion (32) which is bent from the attachment portion... Agent:

20120314311 - Lens driving apparatus and optical apparatus having the same: An apparatus includes a driver configured to rotate a lead screw, a rack unit including a mated portion mated with the lead screw, the rack unit being coupled with the holder and configured to move along the lead screw as the lead screw is rotated by the driver, a first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120314313 - Object lens drive unit and optical pickup using the same: In the object lens drive unit including a lens holder with an object lens attached to, a plurality of driving coils attached to the lens holder, connection substrates attached to both sides of the lens holder, and a plurality of suspension wires with end parts thereof connected to the connection... Agent: Hitachi Media Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120314315 - Concave reflecting mirror for heliostat, and method for manufacturing the concave reflecting mirror: Disclosed is a concave reflecting mirror (10) for a heliostat, said concave reflecting mirror being provided with: a reflecting member (11) wherein a mirror surface section (15) is provided on the front surface of a base material (14), the rigidity of the peripheral portion is lower than that at the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)

20120314314 - Heliostat device: A heliostat device comprising: a mirror assembly (1); an elevation angle adjusting mechanism; an azimuth angle adjusting mechanism; a alignment sensor (4) which faces to the mirror assembly and sends out elevation angle controlling signals and azimuth angle controlling signals to control the reflecting direction of the mirror assembly; and... Agent:

20120314316 - Exterior rearview mirror assembly: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a bracket fixedly secured to the vehicle, a mirror casing secured to the bracket and defining a primary opening, and a primary mirror disposed within said primary opening for providing a view rearward of the motor vehicle through a primary field... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20120314317 - Headgear accessory attachment system with adjustable rearview mirror: A system for retaining and adjustably positioning a rearview mirror on an item of headgear. The system includes a flexible, resilient halo band of polymer plastic material removably attachable at each end thereof to the sides of the headgear and extending radially around the front of the headgear across the... Agent:

  
12/06/2012 > 63 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120307326 - System, method and apparatus for phase contrast enhanced multiplexing of images: A volume holographic imaging system, apparatus, and/or method enables the projection of a two-dimensional (2D) slice of a four-dimensional (4D) probing object A 4D probing source object is illuminated to emit or scatter an optical field A holographic element having one or more recorded holograms receives and diffracts the optical... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20120307327 - Delayed optical logic gates for boolean algebra: A system, method, and apparatus for delayed optical logic gates based on slow light and enhanced nondegenerate four-wave mixing processes, where a single or multiple delayed optical routers are utilized for dark resonance interactions in which two-color lasers interact with a three-level nonlinear optical medium comprised of two ground states... Agent:

20120307328 - Afocal beam relay: An afocal beam relay has first and second primary concave reflective surfaces and first and second secondary convex toroidal reflective surfaces. The centers of curvature of each of the first and second primary reflective surfaces and first and second secondary reflective surfaces lie on an axis. The first and second... Agent: Kessler Optics & Photonics Solutions, Ltd.

20120307329 - Optical scanning device: An optical scanning device is provided, which includes a casing including a supporting wall supporting a deflector, a first reflecting mirror supporting portion and a second reflecting mirror supporting portion that are opposed to each other across the deflector and extend from the supporting wall and a reinforcing wall configured... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307331 - Display device and method for manufacturing the same: Provided is a display device, including: a sealing member including an opening and surrounding a space defined by a pair of light transmissive substrates; an end seal for closing the opening of the sealing member to form an encapsulation space; oil filled in the encapsulation space; a spacer for maintaining... Agent: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.,

20120307330 - Electrowetting display: An embodiment of the disclosed technology discloses an electrowetting display, comprising a first substrate, a second substrate disposed opposite to and under the first substrate, a plurality of separation walls, a first fluid, and a second fluid, wherein the plurality of separation walls are disposed in grid on the second... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20120307332 - Display device: A display device includes an aperture substrate including a plurality of openings arranged in a matrix form and a plurality of shutter parts that are arranged between a first substrate and a second substrate correspondingly to the openings. The plurality of shutter parts move in a horizontal direction relative to... Agent: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.

20120307333 - Display device: A MEMS substrate is formed from a transparent substrate and a movable type shutter arranged on each pixel of a surface of the transparent substrate. An AP substrate includes another substrate and a light blocking film arranged on the other transparent substrate formed with an aperture corresponding to each shutter.... Agent: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.,

20120307334 - Display device and method of manufacturing the display device: In a movable shutter-system display device, a movable shutter includes an amorphous silicon film material which has a low residual stress and thus is stable. A display device includes a display panel comprising a first substrate and a second substrate. The display panel includes a plurality of pixels; each of... Agent: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.

20120307335 - Display device and method of manufacturing the display device: A display device according to the present invention includes a plurality of pixels provided on a substrate; a first insulating film provided on the substrate; a second insulating film provided on the first insulating film in contact with at least a part thereof and formed of a different material from... Agent: Hitachi Displays, Ltd.

20120307336 - Programmable optical label: The present invention is a programmable and latching retro-reflective construct suitable for use as an optical label in an optical labeling system. The invention contains retro-reflective structures such as lens beads, corner cubes or other retro-reflecting type structures. The retro-reflective construct further comprises a wavelength selective, programmable and latching reflecting... Agent: Hrl Laboratories, LLC

20120307338 - Electroactive material: An electroactive material, in the form of a self-supported layer, comprising: a matrix, which maintains the mechanical strength of the electroactive material; and an electroactive system, which is inserted in the matrix and comprises an electroactive organic compound (ea1+), an electroactive organic compound (ea2), a solubilization liquid (L), and ionic... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20120307337 - Switchable automotive glazing: A window glazing (10) suitable for use in automotive applications wherein a switchable film (18) is protected from UV exposure and over-temperature exposure by a coating (14) that reflects IR and UV light in combination with an interlayer (16) that absorbs UV light.... Agent: Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC

20120307339 - Electrochromic materials and electrochromic devices using the same: Disclosed herein are novel electrochromic materials. The electrochromic materials produce various colors and have bistability to achieve red-green-blue full colors. Therefore, the electrochromic materials can be used in a variety of electrochromic devices. Also disclosed herein are electrochromic devices fabricated using the electrochromic materials.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120307341 - Smart window using organic-metallic hybrid polymer, method of producing smart window, and smart window system: s

20120307340 - Transparent electrochromic systems with a plurality of polarisation electrodes: The invention relates to transparent electrochromic systems which each include one pair of supply electrodes and at least one pair of polarisation electrodes. The polarisation electrodes prevent a reaction of mutual neutralisation of the electroactive substances of the systems from causing unnecessary consumption of electric current. Said electrodes also prevent... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)

20120307342 - Manufacturing optical mems with thin-film anti-reflective layers: In accordance with the teachings of one embodiment of this disclosure, a method for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes forming a support structure outwardly from a substrate. The support structure has a first thickness and a first outer sidewall surface that is not parallel with the substrate. The first outer... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20120307346 - Color electrophoretic display: The present invention is directed to a color display device wherein each of the display cells is filled with an electrophoretic fluid comprising two types of charged pigment particles dispersed in a colored medium. Multiple colors of high quality may be achieved by the present invention.... Agent:

20120307347 - Colored fluids for electrowetting, electrofluidic, and electrophoretic technologies: Colored fluids for electrowetting, electrofluidic, and electrophoretic chromatophore devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the colored fluid includes at least one solvent and at least one oligomeric and/or polymeric dye in the solvent. The oligomeric dye has at least one chromophore attached to one or more oligomeric chains, and the... Agent:

20120307344 - Electronic paper display device and displaying method: The disclosed technology is related to an electronic paper display and a displaying method. The electronic paper display device comprises an upper substrate with a first conductive layer formed thereon, a lower substrate with a second conductive layer formed thereon, and an electronic ink layer disposed between the first conductive... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20120307343 - Electrophoretic display: Disclosed herein is an electrophoretic display, which includes a first substrate, an electrophoretic layer, a second substrate, a stress controlling layer and an adhesive layer. The first substrate includes at least one active device and at least one pixel electrode electrically coupled to the active device. The electrophoretic layer is... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20120307348 - Light control film: Disclosed is a light control film comprising: two of transparent conductive resin substrates each having a transparent conductive layer and a transparent resin substrate; and a light control layer interposed between the two transparent conductive resin substrates to be in contact with the transparent conductive layer sides, the light control... Agent:

20120307345 - Micro-cup substrate preparation method and display device thereof: Disclosed in an embodiment of the present disclosure is a preparation method of a micro-cup substrate and a display device thereof, involving the electrophoretic display field, simplifying the process and reducing the cost. The micro-cup substrate preparation method comprises assembling together a bottom substrate and a surface-hydrophilized cover to form... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20120307349 - Speckle reduction using multiple starting wavelengths: A method and apparatus for despeckling light that includes combining a first starting wavelength, stimulated Raman scattering light from the first starting wavelength, a second starting wavelength, and stimulated Raman scattering light from the second starting wavelength. The method and apparatus may include a first laser with a first infrared... Agent: Laser Light Engines

20120307350 - Wavelength conversion element, wavelength conversion method, phase matching method, and light source device: A wavelength conversion element is provided as one including a monocrystalline nonlinear optical crystal. The nonlinear optical crystal has: a plurality of first regions having a polarity direction along a predetermined direction; a plurality of second regions having a polarity direction opposite to the predetermined direction; an entrance face into... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20120307351 - Raman amplifier and raman amplifier adjustment method: A pumping unit supplies pumping light to a fiber connecting medium; a light monitoring unit detects light power of multiple-wavelength light; and a control unit controls the pumping light based on light power detected by the light monitoring unit and connecting medium information indicating optical characteristics in the connecting medium.... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120307352 - Energy-efficient smart window system: Energy-efficient windows incorporating spectrally selective optical elements capable of providing desirable optical characteristics (transmission, reflection, refraction or diffraction) for different wavelengths are disclosed herein. More specifically, energy-efficient windows incorporating suitably designed diffraction gratings to optimize the efficiency of the utilization of different spectral components of the solar radiation are disclosed.... Agent:

20120307353 - Durable mgo-mgf2 composite film for infrared anti-reflection coatings: This disclosure is directed to an optic having a composited MgO—MgF2 infrared anti-reflective coating that is suitable for use in LWIR, MWIR and SWIR ranges, and is particularly suitable for use in the LWIR range. The coated optic disclosed herein passes the severe abrasion test with a barring force between... Agent:

20120307354 - Retractable beam splitter for microscope: Systems and methods are provided for illuminating a surface to be observed microscopically using a retractable beamsplitter. The retractable beamsplitter allows the use of coaxial illumination when the beamsplitter is positioned in the operator's line of sight. The retractable beamsplitter allows the use of non-coaxial illumination without reducing the amount... Agent: Endure Medical, Inc.

20120307355 - Microscope slide heating and mounting apparatus and method of operation therefor: The invention comprises a slide preparation apparatus and method of operation therefor for aiding in microscope slide preparation. The slide preparation apparatus includes an inclined plane surface configured to support a microscope slide assembly at an angle that ergonomically facilitates delivery of a fluid sample to an upper edge of... Agent: Streamline Automation, LLC

20120307356 - Technique for telescope polar alignment: A polar scope for a telescope mount includes a reticle having a pattern with multiple markings that allows users to accurately position pole stars for precise polar alignment. A system and mount may be provided including a polar scope of this kind. The polar scope may be provided with a... Agent:

20120307357 - Multi-view 3d image display apparatus and method: A three-dimensional (3D) image display apparatus and method are provided. The 3D image display apparatus includes an image generating unit configured to generate an image, an active optical device configured to change a propagation path of light containing the generated image, and provide the generated image to multiple viewpoints that... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120307358 - Color filter for generating and viewing three-dimensional colored pictures: The invention relates to the field of 3D cinema projection using wavelength-division multiplexing. Three-dimensional color images are generated and viewed using a filter pair. Respectively differently pre-specified regions of the visible spectrum are filtered out by the two filters of the filter pair such that a plurality of delimited spectral... Agent: Jos. Schneider Optische Werke Gmbh

20120307360 - Method of manufacturing phase difference plate and 3d display panel: The disclosed technology relates to a method of manufacturing a phase difference plate and a three dimensional (3D) display panel. The method comprise the following steps: S1: applying an alignment layer on a surface of an upper polarizer of a display panel; S2: performing an alignment treatment on the alignment... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20120307359 - Polarization module and image display apparatus: A polarization module includes: a polarizer; a plurality of first quarter-wave plates disposed over the polarizer such that their optical axes are tilted at 45 degrees with respect to the polarization axis of the polarizer; a plurality of second quarter-wave plates disposed over the polarizer such that their optical axes... Agent:

20120307361 - Polarization converter made of meta material: A polarization converter made of metamaterial, including a base material and a number of artificial microstructures disposed on the base material. The artificial microstructures can influence the electric field vector of plane electromagnetic wave propagating in it. The electric field vector of the electromagnetic wave can be decomposed into two... Agent:

20120307362 - Phase-compensated anti-reflective thin flim coating: An anti-reflective thin film coating formed on an optical surface, comprising a multilayer thin-film stack arranged to suppress reflection of incident polarized light within an incident light wavelength range. The multilayer thin-film stack further provides a reflectance edge transition at a wavelength band that lies outside the incident light wavelength... Agent:

20120307363 - Photo-induced dichroic polarizers and fabrication methods thereof: A method of forming a polarizing material is provided including exposing a layer of dichroic material to activating light illumination to provide an ordered structure with a distinguished absorption axis and thus photo-induce polarization, and fixing the induced polarization by polymerization of the dichroic layer. Novel polarizing materials formed thereby... Agent: The Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology

20120307364 - Reducing optical effects in a display: One embodiment may take the form of a system for reducing the appearance of optical effects in a display. The system may include an enclosure with a first surface and a second surface. Furthermore, the system may include spacers that may be deposited on the bottom face of the first... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120307365 - Lens barrel assembly: There is providing a lens barrel assembly including a base, a movable module movable along a linear path between a position close to the base and an extended position from the base, and a flexible printed circuit board including a first connection part, a bent part, and a second connection... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120307366 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising: a first lens unit having positive optical power; a second lens unit having negative optical power; a third lens unit having positive optical power; and a subsequent lens unit, wherein in zooming from a wide-angle... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120307367 - Zoom lens system, imaging device and camera: A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising: a first lens unit having positive optical power; a second lens unit having negative optical power; a third lens unit having positive optical power; and a subsequent lens unit, wherein in zooming from a wide-angle... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120307368 - Optical element and method of manufacturing optical elements: An optical element is provided capable of reducing reflectance at whole bands of visible light. The optical element is characterized in that one of a plurality of concave sections or a plurality of convex sections are arranged on a surface at intervals smaller than a wavelength of visible light, and... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120307369 - Omnidirectional reflector: A process for designing and manufacturing an omnidirectional structural color (OSC) multilayer stack. The process can include providing a digital processor operable to execute at least one module and a table of index of refraction values corresponding to different materials that are usable for manufacturing an OSC multilayer stack. An... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

20120307370 - Method and apparatus for combining light sources in a pump laser array: An apparatus for providing pump light of a first wavelength λ1 to a laser that emits a second wavelength λ2 has first and second lasers of the wavelength λ1 to direct light along first and second axes in a first direction. The first and second axes define a first plane... Agent:

20120307371 - Variable-focal-length projection lens system and projection apparatus: A variable-focal-length lens system for projection which achieves focusing by movement of the entire system has a second to a fourth lens group as focal-length-varying lens groups and a first lens group as a distance-compensation lens group. The second to fourth lens groups individually move in the optical axis direction... Agent: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.

20120307372 - Zoom lens, and imaging apparatus incorporating the same: The zoom lens comprises, from an object side, a first lens group, a second lens group that includes an aperture stop moving integrally therewith, a third lens group, and a fourth lens group having, respectively, negative, positive, negative, and positive refracting power, and during zooming from a wide-angle end to... Agent:

20120307373 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens: A zoom lens includes, a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having positive refractive power. All of the lens units are moved during zooming from a wide-angle end... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307374 - Zoom lens system and optical instrument using the same: z

20120307375 - Zoom lens, imaging device and information device: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side in an optical axis a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a negative refractive power, a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power,... Agent:

20120307377 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having positive refractive power. The first to fourth lens units move during zooming. The first lens unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120307376 - Zoom lens and photographing apparatus having the same: z

20120307378 - Zoom lens: An embodiment of this invention provides a zoom lens, which primarily comprises, 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 a third lens group having positive refractive power. The second lens... Agent: Ability Enterprise Co., Ltd.

20120307379 - Zoom lens system and optical instrument using the same: A zoom lens system includes a negative first lens group and a positive second 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 first lens group and the second lens group move in the... Agent: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.

20120307380 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a fixing frame provided with cam grooves formed in an inner circumferential surface of the fixing frame, and a drive frame provided with cam followers formed on an outer circumferential surface of the drive frame and a plurality of engaging teeth to the outer circumferential surface... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120307381 - Camera unit and macro lens thereof: A camera unit is provided, including a camera lens and a macro lens coupled with the camera lens module along an optical axis. The macro lens comprises a plane substrate and a plano-convex lens structure formed on the plane substrate by wafer level processing, wherein the effective focal length of... Agent:

20120307382 - Image-capturing optical lens assembly: The present invention provides an image-capturing optical lens assembly comprising, in order from an object side to an image side, a front lens group, a stop, and a rear lens group. The front lens group comprises, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens element... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20120307383 - Lens barrel and imaging device: The lens barrel includes a first supporting frame, an optical element, a second supporting frame, and a guide shaft. The first supporting frame has a first base portion and a first seat portion that projects in a first direction from the first base portion. The second supporting frame supports the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120307384 - Deformable lens assembly: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an imaging device having a deformable lens.... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.

20120307385 - Lens barrel and imaging optical system: A lens barrel of the present invention is provided with an electric section having a plurality of sliding portions that slide along the predetermined conductor pattern. The electric section is provided with a thin-sheet electric section body supporting the plurality of sliding portions, and a reinforcing portion is provided at... Agent:

20120307386 - Reflection member: Provided is a reflection member including a silver reflective coating and having excellent thermal resistance. A reflection member (1) includes a reflection member body (11), a silver reflective coating (13), and a first protective film (15). The silver reflective coating (13) is formed on the reflection member body (11). The... Agent: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.

20120307387 - Mirror housing clamp arrangement: A mirror head releasably fastened to a support structure, whereby the mirror head has at least one recess complementary to the support structure, into which the support structure or a partial segment of support structure is inserted and which is secured by means of a fastening device. Matching surface segments... Agent:

20120307388 - Adjustable color correction automated high intensity stage lights: Color correction system for an automated stage light that allows the color temperature of the light beam to be continuously adjustable to both a higher and lower Kelvin value than the natural temperature of the open beam, by filtering using a dual peak filter and also color correcting the beam.... Agent: Production Resource Group L.L.C.

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