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Optical: systems and elements

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07/10/2014 > 45 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140192388 - Method and apparatus for quantum holographic information processing: Encoding of quantum algorithm and devices therefrom are provided. The encoding includes receiving a unitary matrix operator representing the quantum algorithm, each row of the unitary matrix operator defining a superposition of basis state vectors for transforming input states to output states. The encoding also includes recording rows of the... Agent: Florida Atlantic University

20140192389 - Holographic imaging: Technologies are generally described for generating an image in a holographic imaging device by causing multiple reflections of a hologram reconstruction light on one side of a display panel in the holographic imaging device. An example device may include a display panel, a semi-transparent mirror layer on the display panel,... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140192390 - Morphable identity, networkable photonic quantum logic gate system & method: Systems and methods of performing logical operations with photonic quantum logic gates. The logic gates utilize photon states, usually orthogonal linearly polarized states, to selectively enact self-interference operations whose outputs can be altered by inducing phase shifts in one or more portions of the section of the logic gate where... Agent:

20140192391 - Methods, systems, and products for illuminating displays: Methods, systems, and products illuminate display devices. Light in a waveguide is frustrated to illuminate an array of picture elements.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140192392 - Printed appliquÉ and method thereof: An electro-optic assembly that includes a front substrate having a first surface and a second surface substantially parallel to the first surface; a rear substrate spaced from and substantially parallel to the front substrate, and having a third surface and a fourth surface substantially parallel to the third surface; and... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140192393 - Spacers for insulated glass units: This disclosure provides spacers for smart windows. In one aspect, a window assembly includes a first substantially transparent substrate having an optically switchable device on a surface of the first substrate. The optically switchable device includes electrodes. A first electrode of the electrodes has a length about the length of... Agent: View Inc.

20140192394 - Optical phased arrays: An optical phased array formed of a large number of nanophotonic antenna elements can be used to project complex images into the far field. These nanophotonic phased arrays, including the nanophotonic antenna elements and waveguides, can be formed on a single chip of silicon using complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) processes. Directional... Agent:

20140192395 - Device having a conductive light absorbing mask and method for fabricating same: A system and method for an optical component that masks non-active portions of a display and provides an electrical path for one or more display circuits. In one embodiment an optical device includes a substrate, a plurality of optical elements on the substrate, each optical element having an optical characteristic... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20140192396 - Manufacturing method for an electrowetting device: A method of providing a layer of a first fluid and a layer of a second fluid on a first area of a support plate of an electrowetting device includes providing an emulsion of dispersed first fluid and continuous second fluid, the emulsion including an amount of the second fluid... Agent: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.

20140192398 - Asymmetrical deformable diffractive grating modulator: A method for modulating light using a micro-electro-mechanical structure includes providing a plurality of deformable mirror elements (30) having an L-shaped cross section. Each of the deformable mirror elements are comprised of a pedestal (32) and an elongated ribbon (33). Each of the ribbons has a reflective surface (35). A... Agent:

20140192399 - Asymmetrical deformable diffractive grating modulator: A system for modulating light using a micro-electro-mechanical structure includes a plurality of deformable mirror elements (30) having an L-shaped cross section. Each of the deformable mirror elements are comprised of a pedestal (32) and an elongated ribbon (33). Each of the ribbons has a reflective surface (35). A beam... Agent:

20140192397 - Mems device with sloped support: A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device has a movable member supported in elevated position spaced by a sloped support structure above a substrate. The movable member may be a polished metallic plate such as a mirror of a digital micromirror device (DMD) supported by a flexible hinge above an integrated circuit wafer... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140192402 - Electrophoretic display apparatus: An electrophoretic display apparatus is suitable for being electrically connected to an external circuit and includes a drive array substrate, an electrophoretic display film and a first optical adhesive layer. The electrophoretic display film is disposed on the drive array substrate and includes a flexible substrate and a display medium... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20140192400 - Fine pixel pitch electrophoretic display: High display duty ratio and fast optical response electrophoretic display technology is presented by using an anti-ferroelectric coupling torque. The invention also consequently enables fine pixel pitch resolution by introducing photo lithography based switching element preparation method. Newly introduced casting film method for optical switching element preparation enables extremely fine... Agent: Invent Research LLC

20140192401 - Optical controller containing dispensable electrophoretic fluid and method of dispersing same: An optical controller includes: a transparent lower substrate with a first electrode pattern; a transparent upper substrate with a transparent electrode; a plurality of divided regions separated by partitions on the transparent lower substrate; a medium containing charged particles at less than 5 wt % is in the plurality of... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.

20140192403 - Multi-mode fiber amplifier: A laser utilizes a cavity design which allows the stable generation of high peak power pulses from mode-locked multi-mode fiber lasers, greatly extending the peak power limits of conventional mode-locked single-mode fiber lasers. Mode-locking may be induced by insertion of a saturable absorber into the cavity and by inserting one... Agent: Imra America, Inc.

20140192404 - Optical quickmount: A filter wheel assembly includes a filter wheel and an optical assembly. The filter wheel includes a plurality of viewing openings. The optical assembly includes an optical element secured within an aperture of a housing. The optical assembly is securable to the filter wheel at a viewing opening by a... Agent: Cellomics, Inc.

20140192405 - Adjustable collimator for coupling a light guide to a microscope: A solid state illumination system is provided as a replacement for conventional arc light, metal halide and Xenon white-light sources for applications in life sciences including, microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and endoscopy. The solid state illumination system generates high quality white light output from LED light sources. In an embodiment, the... Agent: Lumencor, Inc.

20140192406 - Laser scanning microscope having an illumination array: The invention relates to a laser scanning microscope (LSM), consisting of at least one light source, from which an illumination beam path in the direction of a sample originates, at least one detection beam path for passing sample light, preferably fluorescence light, onto a detector arrangement, it main colour separator... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140192407 - Method and apparatus for shaping dynamic light beams to produce 3d perception in a transmitted light microscope: An illuminator for a transmitted light microscope for producing stereo viewing as well as motion parallax 3D perception, using a generally pyramid-shaped mirror having a plurality of facets and light source adjacent a plurality of the facets and a computer-driven electronic circuit for controlling the on/off status of said light... Agent: Edge-3d, LLC

20140192408 - Apparatus and method for transmitted light illumination for light microscopes and microscope system: The invention relates to an apparatus for transmitted light illumination for light microscopes, in particular stereo microscopes or macroscopes, having changing effective entrance pupil of an objective. The apparatus has a light source for emitting an illuminating light beam, a housing, in which the light source is arranged, a holding... Agent:

20140192409 - Absorptive wire-grid polarizer and optical apparatus: The absorptive wire-grid polarizer includes a periodic structure formed on a substrate surface of a dielectric substrate and constituted by a metal and one or more dielectric materials. The periodic structure has a one-dimensional grating structure in which, in a sectional plane orthogonal to a normal to the substrate surface,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192410 - Vehicle exterior imaging apparatus: A vehicle exterior imaging apparatus includes a photo-receiving element, a transparent member that is disposed on a front face of the photo-receiving element and introduces light into it, and a movable body movable between a covering position for covering part or all of a front face of the transparent member... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140192411 - Optical device, imaging device and manufacturing method of imaging device: Provided is an optical device and the like which can suppress a decrease in optical performance even under high-temperature heating environments, such as a ref low process. Since at least one of compound lenses 10 and 110 made of heat-resistant resin includes an antireflection structure 51 as a fine asperity... Agent:

20140192412 - Package, optical module, and electronic apparatus: A base substrate, a lid that forms an internal space capable of housing a device (variable-wavelength interference filter), and a brazing filler that joins the lid to the base substrate are provided. The lid has: a lid joining portion having a base facing surface that faces the base substrate, an... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140192413 - Optical reflective film: The object is to obtain an optical reflective film having both productivity and optical characteristic which achieves a lower production cost and a larger area, and reduces unevenness in the reflectivity of visible light regions. An optical reflective film including at least one unit in which a high refractive index... Agent: Konica Minolta , Inc.

20140192414 - Variable length light shield for an electro-optical sensor within a nose cone: A variable length light shield is disclosed for an electro-optical sensor within a nose cone. The light shield includes a base, a telescopic shade supported by the base, and a ring rotatably supported about the base. The light shield also includes a guide tube disposed proximate the ring with an... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140192415 - Window for display device and display device including the window: A window for a display device, the window including a first plastic substrate, a second plastic substrate adjacent to a surface of the first plastic substrate, the second plastic substrate including a polyester resin, a polyester urethane resin, or a combination thereof, a refractive index difference between the first plastic... Agent:

20140192416 - Window member, method of manufacturing the same, and display device having the same: A window member includes a base substrate having a light transmitting area and a light blocking area surrounding the light transmitting area, a plurality of reflection patterns on the base substrate in the light blocking area and spaced from each other, and a light blocking layer covering the reflection patterns... Agent:

20140192417 - Two-dimensional wavelength-beam-combining of lasers using first-order grating stack: A method and apparatus for two-dimensional wavelength beam combining of laser sources. In one example, an external cavity multi-wavelength laser includes an array of laser emitters each producing an optical beam having a specified wavelength, a grating stack comprising a plurality of first-order diffraction gratings arranged linearly in a first... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20140192418 - Optical element and optical mechanism: An optical element includes a waveguide, a polarizing beam splitter film, and a deflector. The waveguide propagates light incident at a predetermined angle while reflecting the light between first and second planes. The polarizing beam splitter film is adhered to the first plane of the waveguide. The polarizing beam splitter... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140192419 - Optical system and image projection apparatus including the same: In an optical system including a front lens unit having negative refractive power, a stop, and a rear lens unit having positive refractive power in order from an enlargement side to a reduction side, the front lens unit has a combination lens in which a negative lens and a positive... Agent:

20140192420 - Aspherical grin lens: A method of fabricating an aspherical gradient refractive index lens includes co-extruding a first polymer material having a first refractive index and a second polymer material having a second refractive index different than the first refractive index to form multilayered polymer composite films, assembling the multilayered polymer composite films into... Agent:

20140192421 - Wide-angle lens, imaging apparatus, and method for manufacturing wide-angle lens: Including: a front lens group Gf disposed to an object side of an aperture stop; and a rear lens group Gr disposed to an image side of the aperture stop; the front lens group including a sub-lens group Ga having negative refractive power, the sub-lens group Ga including, in order... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140192422 - Optical image collecting system: An optical image collecting system 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 has... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140192423 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus equipped with the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially includes five lenses, constituted by: a first lens having a positive refractive power; a second lens having a negative refractive power; a third lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface that faces an object side; a fourth lens having a negative refractive power... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140192424 - Imaging lens, imaging apparatus and mobile terminal device: Imaging lens comprises, in order from the object side, a first lens block having a convex and concave surfaces oriented toward the object and image side respectively, and having a positive power, and a second lens. An aperture stop can be located on the object side of the first lens... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc

20140192425 - Vision launch: a

20140192426 - Adjustable and replaceable lens structure for portable electronic devices: A movable and replaceable lens structure for electronic devices has a lens-mounting body mounted on and electrically connected with a electronic device, and a movable lens module mounted on the lens-mounting body and having a movable mechanism mounted on the lens-mounting body or a housing of the electronic device. The... Agent:

20140192427 - Lens system and method: An optical system includes a first deformable lens having a membrane with a deformable portion. A sensor is configured to receive the light focused by the first deformable lens. An optical path extends through the first deformable lens and to the sensor. The first deformable lens is tuned according to... Agent: Optotune Ag

20140192428 - Voice coil motor and driving method thereof: A voice coil motor (VCM) is disclosed, the VCM including: a stator including a magnet generating a first electromagnetic field; a mover including a bobbin formed with a hollow hole through which light passes and a coil formed on a periphery of the bobbin that generates a second electromagnetic field... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140192430 - Sliding conversation mirror assembly with friction tabs for vehicle overhead console: A vehicle overhead console is provided which includes a conversation mirror assembly having a housing capable of storing a conversation mirror. The conversation mirror may travel between a stored and a use position. The conversation mirror is releasably secured to the stored and use positions by way of magnetic, tab,... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140192429 - Sliding conversation mirror assembly with magnetic assist for vehicle overhead console: A vehicle overhead console is provided which includes a conversation mirror assembly having a housing defining a storage space for storing a conversation mirror. The conversation mirror may travel between a stowed and a use position. The conversation mirror is releasably secured to the stored and use positions by way... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140192431 - Rearview assembly with exposed carrier plate: A rearview assembly for a vehicle includes a rearview device having a peripheral edge. A carrier plate is operably coupled to the rearview device. The carrier plate includes a peripheral wall with a forward edge and a rearward edge. The forward edge is substantially aligned with the peripheral edge of... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140192432 - Truck mirror positioning device: A truck mirror positioning device for adjusting the position of a rear-view truck mirror includes a mounting bracket adapted to be attached to a truck external to the truck driver's cabin. A pivotal support means is provided mechanically coupled to the mounting bracket for substantially supporting the weight of the... Agent: Alpine Tech Australia Pty Ltd

  
07/03/2014 > 41 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20140185115 - Integrated hologram optical device: An integrated hologram optical device, a method of manufacturing the same, and an integrated hologram recording apparatus are provided. The integrated hologram optical device includes a two-dimensional (2D) array of a plurality of hogels. A holographic element is configured to be recorded such that a combination of the plurality of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185116 - Scanning mirror device: A scanning mirror device includes a mirror, a first supporting body that supports the mirror, a plurality of securing materials that has higher rigidity than the first supporting body and supports the first supporting body, a reinforcing material that has higher rigidity than the first supporting body and is attached... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140185117 - Actuator, optical scanner, and image formation apparatus: An actuator includes: a movable portion that swingably moves around a first axis; a first shaft that extends from the movable portion and swingably supports the movable portion around the first axis; a frame portion that is connected to the first shaft and swingably moves around a second axis that... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140185118 - Adjustable mirror motor mounting for laser printhead: A scan unit printhead of an imaging device having an adjustable mirror mounting. The scan unit includes a housing to which a rotatable minor, one or more light sources and an optical assembly are secured. The scan unit also includes a motor for driving the rotatable mirror, a plurality of... Agent: Lexmark International Inc.

20140185119 - Ultra wide band achromatic risley prism scanner: A system and method for scanning a wide band beam is presented. An apparatus includes a pair of prism triplets. Each prism triplet includes a first wedge prism, a second wedge prism and a third wedge prism all formed with different optical materials. In operation, a beam passing through the... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20140185120 - Rotating spectral display device: A solar powered rainbow-making device produces a visual display that is created by the interplay of light and a light refractive element that form constantly changing patterns from a rotating crystal. The rotating display device includes a circular-shaped refractive element that is mounted on a base and is turned by... Agent:

20140185121 - Display apparatus incorporating high-aspect ratio electrical interconnects: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for enabling a display to have a faster switching rate and an increased aperture ratio by using looped electrical interconnects with a reduced footprint. In one aspect, a display apparatus includes an array of display elements and a high-aspect ratio electrical interconnect connected... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140185122 - Light modulators and optical apparatuses including the same: Provided are examples of light modulators and optical apparatuses that may include the light modulators. A light modulator may include a plasmonic nano-antenna and an element for changing plasmon resonance characteristics of the plasmonic nano-antenna. The plasmon resonance characteristics of the plasmonic nano-antenna may be changed due to a change... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185123 - Manufacturing method of electrochromic working electrode and electrochromic device: A manufacturing method of an electrochromic working electrode is disclosed, comprising electroplating a first conductive polymer and nanoparticles in order on a surface of an ITO conductive glass using an electrochemical method so as to obtain a electrochromic working electrode coated with the first conductive polymer and the nanoparticles. The... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20140185124 - Electrochromic device: An electrochromic device includes: a substrate having an inner surface; at least one first electrode layer formed on the inner surface; at least one second electrode layer formed on the inner surface and spaced apart from the first electrode layer; and an electrochromic unit formed on the first and second... Agent: Leader Optronics Technology Co., Ltd.

20140185125 - System and method for improving performance of photonic samplers: An interferometer used for modulating an optical signal with an electrical signal is described, where the optical signal can be subsequently detected so as to sample and digitize the electrical signal. Nonlinear optical elements can be located inside the interferometer to reduce the minimum detectable electrical input signal size. The... Agent: Nucrypt LLC

20140185126 - Electrowetting cells and driving methods therefor: An electrowetting cell includes first and second substrates, a spacer, first and second electrodes, a dielectric layer, and a medium. The spacer is disposed between the first and second substrates to substrate define a compartment. The first and second electrodes are disposed on the first and second substrates respectively. The... Agent: Delta Electronics, Inc

20140185127 - Preventing glass particle injection during the oil fill process: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for preventing particles from entering electromechanical systems (EMS) display devices. In one aspect, an apparatus includes a plate, a substrate supporting at least one EMS device, a seal joining the plate and the substrate to define a cavity therebetween and at least one... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140185128 - Display device and fabrication method of display device: A display device including a first substrate, a second substrate, a display layer, a color filter layer, a transparent electrode layer and a transparent sealing is provided. The first substrate is opposite to the second substrate. The display layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20140185129 - Transparent display apparatus and a method for controlling the same: There are provided a transparent display apparatus and a method for controlling the same. The transparent display apparatus includes a transparent display unit that includes a plurality of first pixels having an emissive area on which an image is displayed and a transmissive area on which a background is projected;... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.

20140185130 - Despeckling red laser light: A method of despeckling light that includes mixing high-speckle far-red laser light with low-speckle green laser light in amounts selected to achieve a desired color point in a digital image. The far-red laser light may be red laser diodes with wavelengths in the range of 640 to 680 nm. The... Agent: Laser Light Engines, Inc.

20140185131 - Multi-wavelength light source apparatus: The present invention discloses a multi-wavelength light source apparatus. The multi-wavelength light source apparatus includes: a pump light source, configured to provide pump light; an erbium-doped optical fiber, configured to absorb energy of the pump light and emit wide-spectrum laser light; and an optical fiber, configured to filter the wide-spectrum... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140185132 - All fiber low dynamic pointing high power lma fiber amplifier: High power fiber lasers include large or very large mode area active fibers. Mode preserving pump combiners are situated to counter-pump the active fiber using one or more pump sources. The mode preserving pump combiners preserve single mode propagation in a signal fiber, and such combiners can be identified based... Agent: Nlight Photonics Corporation

20140185133 - Controlled transmission and reflection in windows: A variable transmission medium having a plurality of patterned surfaces disposed on light-transmissive material and separated by an inter-surface gap enabling regulation of light transmission by a change in angle of incident or viewing.... Agent:

20140185134 - Infrared lens unit, image capture module, and image capture device: An infrared lens unit includes, in order from the object side, an aperture, a lens group, and a band-pass filter which passes a light beam of a prescribed wavelength band of the infrared region. The lens group further includes, in order from the object side, a first meniscus lens which... Agent: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.

20140185135 - Protective film for polarizing plate, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device: A protective film for polarizing plate contains a resin, an ultraviolet absorbing agent A having an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of from 350 to 400 nm and an ultraviolet absorbing agent B having an absorption maximum in a wavelength range of from 270 to 330 nm, and a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140185136 - Multi directional illumination for a microscope and microscope: A dome illumination for a microscope and a microscope are disclosed. At least one objective lens carries a dome at a free end, wherein the free end of the objective lens is facing a surface of the object. At least one light source is arranged such that an illumination is... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140185137 - Optical microscope apparatus: An optical microscope system and method having a birefringent material for decomposing light from a light source into ordinary and extraordinary waves, a first prism for directing the decomposed light sequentially through a specimen and an objective along a light path and a second prism positioned in the light path... Agent: Tbc Optics, LLC

20140185138 - Periscope with wide-angle viewing field: A periscope that provides a wide-angle viewing field while having a compact physical size is provided. The periscope has at least two objective lenses with their optical axes at an angle to each other so that the objective lenses image different solid angle regions.... Agent: Schott Ag

20140185139 - Birefringent crystal polarization beam splitter assembly: An optical apparatus, comprising a polarization beam splitter (PBS) comprising a birefringent crystal having a front-end and a back-end, and an optical rotator positioned on the back-end of the birefringent crystal. Included is an optical apparatus comprising a PBS comprising a birefringent crystal and an optical rotator, wherein the PBS... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140185140 - Vibration apparatus and imaging appliance: A vibration apparatus includes a plate-shaped dust prevention member, a vibration application member, and an electrode. The vibration application member includes a flexible thin plate-shaped piezoelectric member, and vibrates the dust prevention member. The electrode formed of a conductive thin plate or film, disposed to part or entire holding the... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.

20140185141 - Photographic lens and photographic apparatus using the same: A photographic lens and a photographic apparatus including the same are provided. The photographic lens includes a first lens including a convex surface toward an object side and having a positive refractive power, a second lens including a concave surface toward an image side and having a negative refractive power,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185142 - Optical combiner for near-eye display: An optical combiner includes a first, second, and third color combiner layer (“CCL”). The first CCL includes a first diffractive grating coated with a first filter configured to reflect a first color light and pass a second and a third color light. The second CCL includes a second diffractive grating... Agent: Google Inc.

20140185144 - Image display device: An image display device includes a high-performance projection zoom lens with a very wide field angle and an image display device including a projection zoom lens of a five-lens-group type, which achieves high performance across the entire zoom area. The image display device is configured to project an image onto... Agent:

20140185143 - Projection zoom lens: Disclosed is a projection zoom lens used in an image display device configured to project an image onto a target projection surface and display a magnified image of the image, in which the projection zoom lens has a five-lens-group configuration in which first to fifth lens groups G1 to G5... Agent:

20140185145 - 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:

20140185146 - Zoom lens and photographing apparatus having the same: A zoom lens and a photographing apparatus including the zoom lens are provided. The zoom lens includes 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... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185147 - Zoom lens system: z

20140185148 - Zoom lens: In a zoom lens of a fixed total length, at the time of changing the magnification from the wide-angle end toward the telephoto end, the first lens group is anchored while the second lens group is moved, and the third and fourth lens groups are moved so as to be... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.

20140185149 - Lens barrel: A lend barrel includes a first frame having a cam follower and a second frame having a cam engaged with the cam follower. The cam includes a first section extending in a rotational direction of the second frame, a second section continued with the first section and inclined to the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140185150 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus equipped with the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially includes six lenses, constituted by: a first lens having a positive refractive power and a convex surface that faces an object side; a second lens having a negative refractive power; a third lens having a positive refractive power; a fourth lens having a positive refractive power;... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140185151 - Image capturing lens system: An image capturing lens system includes four lens elements with refractive power, 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 positive first lens element has a convex object-side surface at... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140185153 - Lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the same: A lens apparatus fixed barrel with a movable barrel therein holding an optical element and moving along an optical axis; a first operating unit rotatable outside the fixed barrel; a movable stop in the fixed barrel, the stop including a movable unit rotatable to change aperture diameter; a second operating... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185152 - Lens barrel capable of suppressing variation of attitude of optical element and image pickup apparatus using the same: A lens barrel enables to improve the optical performance thereof while realizing size reduction, structure simplification, and cost reduction in the lens barrel. A second group holding frame 21, in a collapsed state, is rotated with respect to the second group base plate 22 in a direction retracting from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185154 - Outside mirror arrangement for a motor vehicle: An outside mirror arrangement is provided for a motor vehicle with a mirror, a mirror housing encasing the mirror and with a fastening element, which for the sealing fastening of the mirror housing to a motor vehicle body that includes, but is not limited to at least one seal, on... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140185155 - Electromagnetic-wave transmitting cover for vehicle: Disclosed is an electromagnetic-wave transmitting cover for a vehicle, in which color paint is applied to or plastic color resin is coupled to a film member having good electromagnetic-wave transmittance characteristics, thus realizing a metallic appearance.... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

  
06/26/2014 > 65 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.

20140177017 - Image display device: The image display device includes an output unit which outputs an image information light including image information; and a hologram element on which the image information light is incident, and projects the image information light via the hologram element on a retina to make a user visually recognize an image.... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20140177018 - Projection-type footage display device: A laser beam (L50) generated by a laser light source (50) is reflected by a light beam scanning device (60) and irradiated onto a hologram recording medium (45). On the hologram recording medium (45), an image (35) of a scatter plate is recorded as a hologram by using reference light... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20140177019 - Mounting auxiliary member and optical scanning device including the same: A mounting auxiliary member includes a rotary member and a stationary member. The rotary member is provided in an optical scanning device, and interposed between a light source holding member holding a light source and a head part of a screw. The rotary member has a first through hole through... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140177020 - Actuator, light scanner, image display device, and head mounted display: An actuator includes: a movable section; a first shaft section adapted to swingably support the movable section around a first axis; and a reflecting section including a reflecting plate having a reflecting surface adapted to reflect light, and a support rod disposed on a surface of the reflecting plate on... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140177021 - Optical scanning device, and endoscope, microscope, and projector each provided with the same: An optical scanning device includes an optical fiber, a holding member cantilevering the optical fiber, a first driving device placed on the distal end of the optical fiber and making the optical fiber vibrate in a first direction, and a second driving device placed between the holding member for the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140177022 - Image display device and vehicle incorporating the same: An image display device includes a lens array, and a scanner to two-dimensionally scan the lens array with a light beam for image display, in which each of lenses of the lens array includes a convex surface with different curvatures in two directions orthogonal to the optical axis of the... Agent:

20140177023 - Apparatus for optical see-through head mounted display with mutual occlusion and opaqueness control capability: The present invention comprises a compact optical see-through head-mounted display capable of combining, a see-through image path with a virtual image path such that the opaqueness of the see-through image path can be modulated and the virtual image occludes parts of the see-through image and vice versa.... Agent: Augmented Vision Inc.

20140177024 - Methods using an intense control light at a first wavelength to cause a whispering gallery mode resonator to self tune at a second wavelength, and apparatus employing such methods such as optical pass/stop band filters and optical demultiplexers: An all-photonic method to cause a WGM resonator to self-tune to a given wavelength is described. Such all photonic approaches include simply superimposing intense light of a wavelength in a range different from that of a signal wave. The wavelength of the pass band for the signal wavelength can be... Agent:

20140177025 - Light-controlling device and method of manufacturing the same: A light-controlling device is provided. The light-controlling device includes a first substrate, a second substrate disposed opposite the first substrate, and a partition wall separating the first and second substrates to define a cell. An optical medium containing charged particles is disposed within the cell between the first and second... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.

20140177026 - Electrochromic device including metal lines: An electrochromic device includes: a first electrode unit including a first electrode layer, a plurality of spaced apart metal lines that are formed on the first electrode layer, and a plurality of insulator strips that cover the metal lines, respectively; a second electrode unit spaced apart from the first electrode... Agent: Leader Optronics Technology Co., Ltd.

20140177027 - Electrochromic devices: Conventional electrochromic devices frequently suffer from poor reliability and poor performance. Improvements are made using entirely solid and inorganic materials. Electrochromic devices are fabricated by forming an ion conducting electronically insulating interfacial region that serves as an IC layer. In some methods, the interfacial region is formed after formation of... Agent: View, Inc.

20140177028 - Multi-zone ec windows: Thin-film devices, for example, multi-zone electrochromic windows, and methods of manufacturing are described. In certain cases, a multi-zone electrochromic window comprises a monolithic EC device on a transparent substrate and two or more tinting zones, wherein the tinting zones are configured for independent operation.... Agent: View, Inc.

20140177029 - Thermochromatic device and thermochromatic display apparatus: A thermochromatic device in a thermochromatic display includes an insulating substrate, a color element, a heating element, a first electrode, and a second electrode, the color element and the heating element located on the insulating substrate being virtually integral but together are physically isolated and heat-insulated and allow such fast... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140177030 - Apparatus and method for high-speed phase shifting for interferometric measurement systems: Described are a method and apparatus for high-speed phase shifting of an optical beam. A transparent plate having regions of different optical thickness is illuminated by an optical beam along a path of incidence that extends through the regions. The transparent plate can be moved or the optical beam can... Agent: Dimensional Photonics International, Inc.

20140177031 - Color display architecture and driving methods: The invention relates to a method for driving a display cell filled with an electrophoretic fluid comprising two types of charged particles carrying opposite charge polarities and of two contrast colors, wherein the two types of pigment particles are dispersed in a solvent of a color or in a solvent... Agent: Sipix Imaging, Inc.

20140177032 - Superlens component for directional display: Disclosed is an imaging directional backlight apparatus comprising a waveguide, a light source array, and a further optical element for providing large area directed illumination from localized light sources. The imaging directional backlight may comprise a stepped waveguide that may include a stepped structure, in which the steps may further... Agent: Reald Inc.

20140177033 - Pulse laser device and burst mode using same, and method for controlling a variable burst mode: The present invention relates to a pulse laser device, and more particularly, to a pulse laser device which can be operated in a burst mode, in which the output of a low-output laser generator is adjusted so as to enable the uniform control of the profile of the peak output... Agent: Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology

20140177034 - Despeckling stability: An apparatus and method that improves the stability of despeckling using stimulated Raman scattering in an optical fiber. Optical modes in the fiber are scrambled by physical movement of the optical fiber, focusing assembly, or laser beam. The improvement in stability may include a reduction in flicker or reduction in... Agent:

20140177036 - Optical system with optical parametric oscillator: An optical system and method that use a pump laser, an optical parametric oscillator, and two second harmonic generators to generate three colors of laser light. A recirculating optical sub-system includes a gain-guided optical parametric oscillator and one of the second harmonic generators and has four lenses that form two... Agent: Laser Light Engines, Inc.

20140177035 - Wavelength converting devices: It is provided a wavelength converting device comprising a periodic domain inversion structure for converting a wavelength of a fundamental wave to generate a harmonic wave. The wavelength conversion device includes a ferroelectric substrate and the periodic domain inversion structure formed in the ferroelectric substrate. A vertical domain inversion boundary... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.

20140177037 - Extended dynamic range optical amplifier: An extended dynamic range optical amplifier, a method of operation, and a line amplifier configuration include an optical amplifier that can be optimized for high or low span loss conditions by switching an internal stage in or out of an internal light path within the amplifier. The extended dynamic range... Agent:

20140177038 - Laser machining system having a machining laser beam that is adjustable in terms of its brilliance: Laser machining system (60) comprises a high-power laser (61) for generating a high-power pump laser beam (HP-MM), control signal laser (62) for generating a control signal laser beam (SS), an optical fibre (64) leading from the two lasers to a laser machining head (63). The optical fibre has an SRS... Agent: Trumpf Laser Gmbh + Co. Kg

20140177039 - Sub-wavelength extreme ultraviolet metal transmission grating and manufacturing method thereof: A method of manufacturing a sub-wavelength extreme ultraviolet metal transmission grating is disclosed. In one aspect, the method comprises forming a silicon nitride self-supporting film window on a back surface of a silicon-based substrate having both surfaces polished, then spin-coating a silicon nitride film on a front surface of the... Agent: Institute Of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

20140177040 - Display device and head-up display device provided therewith: A display device includes a display panel having a display surface, an infrared cut filter layer disposed at a display surface side of the display panel, and a polarization layer disposed at a position farther from the display surface than the infrared cut filter layer in such a manner that... Agent: Japan Display Inc.

20140177041 - Outside mirror assembly for vehicle: An outside minor assembly for a vehicle is provided, which can prevent inflow of foreign matter such as dust, and improve durability by providing a structure in which an integrated minor surrounds a holder. The outside minor assembly includes a blind zone minor and an outside mirror that are integrally... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140177042 - Novel silver barrier materials for low-emissivity applications: A method for making low emissivity panels, including control the composition of a barrier layer formed on a thin conductive silver layer. The barrier structure can include an alloy of a first element having high oxygen affinity with a second element having low oxygen affinity. The first element can include... Agent: Intermolecular Inc.

20140177043 - Three-dimensional-endoscope optical system: where OP is a spacing between the optical axes of optical members at the most distal ends of the objective optical systems, D is a depth of field, α is an angle of convergence (inward angle) of the depth of field D when performing near-point observation, and ω is an... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140177044 - Method and configuration for the optical detection of an illuminated specimen: A method for the optical detection of an illuminated specimen, wherein the illuminating light impinges in a spatially structured manner in at least one plane on the specimen and several images of the specimen are acquired by a detector in different positions of the structure on the specimen. An optical... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140177045 - Fluorescence microscopes with polychroic mirror changers: Fluorescence microscopy systems with polychroic mirror changers are described. In one aspect, a polychroic mirror changer includes a polychroic-mirror array. The array includes a plate with a planar surface and a number of holes formed in the plate. The array also includes polychroic mirrors attached to the planar surface of... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp.

20140177047 - Auto stereo display system for subway tunnel: An auto stereo display system for subway tunnel is disclosed. When a train is traveling through the tunnel at high speed, passengers can see stereo images outside the window by the system. The system is composed of LED light columns that vertically aligned at equal distance on the tunnel wall.... Agent: Celvision Technologies Limited

20140177046 - Three-dimensional display for naked eyes: Provided is a three-dimensional display. The display includes a substrate including a plurality of pixel areas; a barrier layer on a first surface of the substrate and at an area corresponding to a boundary between neighboring pixel areas of the plurality of pixel areas; a driving circuit layer on the... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20140177049 - Low etendue illumination: An optical system and method that utilize multiple low-etendue lasers to illuminate multiple spots one or more spatial light modulators. Stereoscopic systems may be formed by using different wavelengths or different polarizations for each spot. Light from each spot is guided to each eye of the viewer by wearing 3D... Agent: Laser Light Engines, Inc.

20140177048 - Multifunctional optical filter for stereoscopic display device and stereoscopic display device comprising the same: Provided are a multifunctional optical filter for a stereoscopic display device and a stereoscopic display device including the same. The multifunctional optical filter includes a 3D filter layer patterned into a first region adjusting a polarization state of a right-eye image and a second region adjusting a polarization state of... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140177050 - Continuous adjustable 3deeps filter spectacles for optimized 3deeps stereoscopic viewing and its control method and means: Significantly faster state transitioning time between the optimal optical density for viewing 2D Movies as 3D movies through Continuous Adjustable 3Deeps Filter Spectacles can be achieved by using multiple layers (multi-layer) of electronically controlled variable tint materials to fabricate the right and left lenses of the 3Deeps spectacles. The use... Agent:

20140177051 - Holographic display system: A holographic display system for producing three-dimensional virtual images that are similar those of a real object seen through a conventional glass window. A basic display element comprises a lens and an image element such as conventional display screen, film, slide, or photograph. For this embodiment, the distance between the... Agent:

20140177052 - Anti-glare film, polarizer and image display device: The claimed invention provides an anti-glare film which has high pencil hardness and high scratch resistance along with crack prevention, and also has high image contrast and excellent anti-glare property. Provided is an anti-glare film including a light transmitting substrate, and an anti-glare layer having surface roughness on at least... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20140177053 - Optical article comprising a surfactant-based temporary antifog coating with an improved durability: The present invention relates to an optical article comprising a substrate coated with a coating preferably comprising silanol groups on its surface and, directly contacting this coating, an antifog coating precursor coating, said precursor coating preferably having a static contact angle with water of more than 10° and of less... Agent: Satisloh Ag

20140177054 - Retro-reflective marker: The present application relates to a reflector body (10), particularly a spherical retro-reflective marker, comprising a plurality of reflector body segments (11), and the individual reflector body segments (11) comprised by such a reflector body (10), and methods for producing the reflector body segments (11) and the reflector body (10).... Agent:

20140177055 - Laser processing apparatus: A laser processing apparatus includes: a laser generator that generates a laser beam, a diffractive optical element that divides the laser beam generated by the laser generator into a plurality of sub-laser beams, and a beam gap adjustor that adjusts a gap between neighboring ones of the plurality of sub-laser... Agent:

20140177056 - Lens driving apparatus, camera module, and camera-equipped mobile terminal: A lens driving apparatus includes: a lens holder having an auto-focusing first coil; a lens holder moving section that supports the lens holder in such a manner that the lens holder is movable in a first direction; a driving magnet disposed at four corners of the lens holder moving section... Agent: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

20140177057 - Film and method for producing same: The invention relates to a film (1) and a process for its production. The film (1) comprises a light-permeable replication lacquer layer (2) with a diffractive relief structure (3) formed in a first side (21) of the replication lacquer layer (2), a light-permeable colour lacquer layer (4), formed only in... Agent: Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. Kg

20140177058 - Optical filter device and electronic apparatus: An interference filter is fixed with respect to a base substrate by a fixing member which is disposed on one portion which is on the outer side of a filter region. Accordingly, since the periphery end of the interference filter, other than a portion (end portion) in which the fixing... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140177059 - Optical element, optical system and optical apparatus having antireflection coating:

20140177060 - Antiglare sheet for image display device, manufacturing method thereof, method of improving black tint and image sharpness of an image display device using said antiglare sheet and suited for use with both moving images and still images: The purpose of this invention is to achieve a video display device antiglare sheet having excellent black glossiness, darkness in dark places, and antiglare properties in video applications, and suited to realizing high image quality. An antiglare layer including a transparent resin and diffusion particles is provided on at least... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.

20140177061 - Rod lens array and equal-magnification imaging optical apparatus using rod lens array: A rod lens array is configured so that when a relation between R and r0 is set to be R≧r0≧0.8R, and the gradient index of the rod lens is approximate to n(r)2=n02{1−(g·r)2}, an overlap degree m, defined by m=X0/2R, is 2.55 or more and 4 or less and an aperture... Agent: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.

20140177062 - Video wall and mullion elimination lens thereof: An exemplary video wall includes two display panels and a polygonal mullion elimination lens. Each of the display panels includes a main body and a bezel surrounding the main body. The polygonal mullion elimination lens includes a central first concave surface configured to reflect internal light incident thereon, two flat... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140177064 - Display device for vehicle: A display device for a vehicle includes a deploying and accommodating mechanism configured to change a state of disposition of a combiner between a position of a use state in which a display can be seen in the observation region and a position of an unused state in which a... Agent: Yazaki Corporation

20140177063 - Virtual image display apparatus: A virtual image display apparatus configured to be in front of at least one eye of a user includes an image display unit, a first beam splitting unit, and a reflection-refraction unit. The image display unit provides an image beam. The first beam splitting unit disposed on transmission paths of... Agent:

20140177066 - Variable magnification optical system and imaging apparatus: A variable magnification optical system substantially consists of a first lens-group having positive refractive-power, and which is fixed during magnification change, a second lens-group having negative refractive-power, a third lens-group having negative refractive-power, a fourth lens-group having negative refractive-power, an aperture stop, which is fixed during magnification change, and a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177065 - Zoom lens: A high-power zoom lens that achieves size and price reduction, and at the same time provides high-quality imaging. This lens includes at least four lens groups arranged along an optical axis, which are moveable along the axis in order to achieve changes in magnification. The first, third, and fourth lens... Agent: Tamron Co., Ltd.

20140177067 - Zoom lens system: h

20140177068 - Variable magnification optical system and imaging apparatus: A variable magnification optical system consists of a positive first lens-group, a negative second lens-group, a positive third lens-group and a positive fourth lens-group in this order from an object side. The first lens-group and the third lens-group are fixed when magnification is changed from a wide-angle end to a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177069 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, provided in this order from an object side. Magnification is changed by moving the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177070 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, provided in this order from an object side. Magnification is changed by moving the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177071 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: z

20140177072 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus:

20140177073 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, provided in this order from an object side. Magnification is changed by moving the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177074 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, provided in this order from an object side. Magnification is changed by moving the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140177075 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: z

20140177076 - Image capturing optical lens system: An image capturing optical lens system 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.

20140177077 - Optical system and substrate sealing method: An optical system includes an enlarging optical system that enlarges a section of an incident light, a mask that passes some of a light passing through the enlarging optical system, and a reduction optical system that reduces a section of a light passing through the mask.... Agent:

20140177078 - Imaging lens: A four element lens system for use with an imaging sensor includes first, second, third, and fourth lens elements and an optical filter that are arranged sequentially in order from an object side to an imaging side. The lens elements are coated with an anti-reflective film. The lens system further... Agent: Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

20140177079 - Lens module: A lens module include a first lens, a second lens, and a distance maintenance member disposed between the first lens and the second lens, the distance maintenance member having a hole for adjusting an amount of light. An inner circumferential surface of the hole includes a plurality of inclined surfaces... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140177080 - Hands-free filter assembly: A hands-free filter assembly suitable for use with a loupe light is described. The hands-free filter assembly includes a filter that moves between an in-use position, where it is filtering light from the loupe light, and a non-use position, where it is not filtering light from the loupe light. The... Agent:

20140177081 - Method for manufacturing a color filter, color filter and solid-state imaging device: This disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a color filter being capable of suppressing a surface of a colored pattern from being rough in a penalization treatment, a color filter and a solid-state imaging device.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

  
06/19/2014 > 72 patent applications in 57 patent subcategories.

20140168734 - System and method for autostereoscopic imaging using holographic optical element: Systems and methods for creating an autostereoscopic display include a holographic optical element (HOE) recorded using coherent light divided into diverging reference and object beams that illuminate the HOE from opposite sides. The object beam passes through first and second diffusers with one diffuser being a directional diffuser to more... Agent: Absolute Imaging LLC

20140168735 - Multiplexed hologram tiling in a waveguide display: Embodiments related near-eye display devices having angularly multiplexed holograms are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment provides a near-eye display device including an image source, a waveguide, and a controller. The waveguide is configured to propagate light received the image source to a user of the near-eye display device, and includes a... Agent:

20140168736 - Optical scanner and image forming apparatus: An optical scanner includes: a light reflecting section having light reflectivity; a movable plate which includes the light reflecting section and can be displaced; four link sections connected to the movable plate; and a supporting section supporting the four link sections. The four link sections are provided on an outer... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140168737 - Optical scanning apparatus and image forming apparatus including the same: An optical scanning apparatus includes first and second light source units including respective light sources; a rotating polygon mirror that performs deflection scanning of laser beams emitted from the light sources included in the first and second light source units; and a positioning member including a first abutting portion on... Agent:

20140168738 - Projection controlling method and mems projection apparatus: A projection controlling method for controlling a MEMS scanning mirror to repeatedly scan an image light on a surface and form a projection image is provided. A resonance frequency of the MEMS scanning minor which swings around a first swing axis is detected and provided to a filter unit as... Agent: Lite-on It Corporation

20140168739 - Optical system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus: The invention relates to an optical system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus, comprising a mirror arrangement having a plurality of mirror elements which are adjustable independently of one another for the purpose of changing an angular distribution of the light reflected by the mirror arrangement, a polarization-influencing optical arrangement... Agent:

20140168740 - Flexible optical aperture mechanisms: A system for providing flexible optical aperture shapes in an optical inspection system (e.g., an optical wafer inspection system) is described. The system includes one or more mechanisms for providing multiple optical aperture shapes along an optical beam path in the optical wafer inspection system. The multiple optical apertures shapes... Agent:

20140168741 - Bias voltage control system and bias voltage control method: A bias voltage control system and method for an optical IQ modulator are disclosed. The optical IQ modulator includes an I-branch Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) to which an I-branch bias voltage is applied, a Q-branch MZM to which a Q-branch bias voltage is applied, and an optical phase shifter to which... Agent: Wuhan Research Institute Of Posts And Telecommunications

20140168742 - Air stable, color tunable plasmonic structures for ultraviolet (uv) and visible wavelength applications: A plasmonic optical device is provided operating in near ultra violet (UV) and visible wavelengths of light. The optical device is made from a substrate and nanoparticles. The nanoparticles have a core with a negative real value relative permittivity of absolute value greater than 10 in a first range of... Agent:

20140168743 - Spatial light modulation element and exposure apparatus: Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a reflecting mirror that moves from an initial position relative to the substrate; an elastic member that exerts an elastic force in a direction causing the reflecting mirror to return to the original position; a support body that supports the... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140168744 - Active barrier and method for producing the same, display apparatus and active shutter glasses: An active barrier, a method for producing the active barrier, a display apparatus and an active shutter glasses are provided. The active barrier comprises: a first substrate and a second substrate; at least one set of strip electrodes disposed between the first and second substrates, each set of strip electrodes... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20140168745 - Display device: A display device includes a display panel for displaying a white image; an electrochromic layer stacked on the display panel; a voltage application unit for applying a driving voltage to the electrochromic layer; and a display unit for displaying the white image on the display panel. The electrochromic layer allows... Agent: Japan Display Inc.

20140168746 - Electrochromic element, method for driving the same, and optical filter: Provided is an electrochromic element having: a pair of electrodes; an electrochromic layer which is provided between the pair of electrodes and has an electrolyte and an electrochromic material; and a spacer which surrounds a periphery of the electrochromic layer, the element having a change mechanism that changes a thickness... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140168747 - Electro-wetting element and operation method thereof, electro-wetting display device: The disclosure provides an electro-wetting element, including: a first substrate and a second substrate, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are disposed oppositely; a first electrode formed on the first substrate; a photoreactive layer formed on the first electrode, wherein the photoreactive layer includes a reversible photoreactive material;... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140168749 - Electrowetting display device: An electrowetting display device has a picture element having first and second support plates with a space in between, the space including first and second fluids immiscible with each other, the second fluid being electroconductive or polar. The first support plate includes a wall defining an extent of the picture... Agent:

20140168748 - Multilayer colour change material: Multilayer colour change material, comprising a transparent or translucent top layer, five colour layers, each colour layer comprising 2 flexible foils, whereby the first to the fourth colour layer are each connected with a fluid reservoir device which allows the reversible influx of a colour fluid or a black fluid... Agent:

20140168750 - Digital drive signals for analog mems ribbon arrays: On/off digital drive signals are used to create arbitrary spatial and temporal ribbon movement patterns in MEMS ribbon arrays.... Agent: Alces Technology, Inc.

20140168751 - Spatial light modulation elements, method for manufacturing same, and spatial light modulators and exposure apparatus comprising same: Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a flat portion that is movable relative to the substrate; a flat board attached to the flat portion; and a dielectric film that is formed on a surface of the flat board opposite the surface on which the flat portion... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140168753 - Apparatus and method for operating an acousto-optical component: An apparatus for controlling an acousto-optical component influencing at least one of illumination light and detection light in a microscope is described. The apparatus comprises a radio-frequency generator for supplying the acousto-optical component with a radio frequency. The radio-frequency generator is configured to compensate deviations in the characteristics of the... Agent: Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

20140168752 - Tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction lens and system: A tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction (TAG) lens and system are provided that permit, in one aspect, dynamic selection of the lens output, including dynamic focusing and imaging. The system may include a TAG lens and at least one of a source and a detector of electromagnetic radiation. A... Agent: Tag Optics Inc.

20140168754 - Display including electrowetting prism array: A display including an electrowetting prism array is provided. The display includes: a light source, a 2-dimensional (2D) display for providing an image using light from the light source, a prism array in which a refractive power of one or more prisms of the prism array is adjustablein real time,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140168755 - Methods and apparatus pertaining to picosecond pulsed fiber based lasers: A pulsed fiber laser apparatus for outputting picosecond laser pulses can comprise a fiber delivered pulsed seed laser for providing picosecond optical seed pulses, and at least one optical fiber amplifier in optical communication with the fiber delivered pulsed seed laser. The optical fiber amplifier can comprise a gain optical... Agent: Fianium Inc.

20140168756 - Multi-core erbium-doped fiber amplifier: A double-clad (DC) multicore (MC) Erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) for dense-wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) is disclosed. The DC-MC-EDFA comprises a length of DC-MC Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) that is core-matched spliced to a MC tapered signal-pump fiber combiner (TFC). For some embodiments, the optical signals are coupled into the DC-MC-EDF by the... Agent:

20140168757 - Anti-glare film and method of fabricating the same: An anti-glare film and a method of fabricating the same. The anti-glare film includes a transparent substrate, a photocurable resin layer stacked on one surface of the transparent substrate, and a plurality of amorphous patterns formed on a surface of the photocurable resin layer. The anti-glare film can provide excellent... Agent: Cheil Industries Inc.

20140168758 - Carbon as grazing incidence euv mirror and spectral purity filter: A mirror for reflecting extreme ultraviolet light (EUV) comprising: a substrate layer; and an upper layer above the substrate layer, that reflects EUV wavelengths and refracts longer wavelengths, said upper layer being dense and hard carbon having an Sp2 to Sp3 carbon bond ratio of 0 to about 3 and... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140168759 - Methods and apparatuses for patterned low emissivity panels: A method for making low emissivity panels, comprising forming a patterned layer on a transparent substrate. The patterned layers can offer different color schemes or different decorative appearance styles for the coated panels, or can offer gradable thermal efficiency through the patterned layers.... Agent: Intermolecular Inc.

20140168761 - Sensor device including one or more metal-dielectric optical filters: A sensor device including one or more sensor elements and one or more optical filters is provided. The one or more optical filters each include a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of metal layers stacked in alternation. The metal layers are intrinsically protected by the dielectric layers. In... Agent:

20140168760 - Window for reducing bird collisions: A window is designed to prevent or reduce bird collisions therewith. In certain example embodiments, the window may be an insulating glass (IG) window unit, or alternatively a monolithic window. In IG window unit embodiments, the IG window unit includes first and second substrates (e.g., glass substrates) spaced apart from... Agent: Guardian Industries Corp.

20140168762 - Method for correcting parcentricity in zoom systems: A method for correcting the parcentricity in zoom systems. The positional difference in the image between at least two different zoom positions is detected in order to explicitly or implicitly determine the position in the image which remains stationary during zooming. The travel lengths of a means for positioning the... Agent:

20140168763 - Variable imaging system with an objective of fixed focal length: A variable imaging system which, starting from the object end, includes an objective of fixed focal length, at least one afocal zoom system, and a tube lens system. An afocal system of fixed magnification is arranged on the beam path between the objective and the afocal zoom system. The system... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140168764 - Cell culture vessels for meniscus reduction with aqueous solutions: A meniscus reducing member for use in a vessel for containing a liquid including a surface feature overlying at least a portion of an interior surface of the vessel. The surface feature includes at least two surfaces for contacting the liquid that cooperate to reduce a width of a meniscus... Agent: Stemcell Technologies Inc

20140168765 - Binocular viewing device: An optical device for viewing distant objects. The device includes an objective system and at least one ocular and achieves a magnifying power of greater than 0.6 mm−1 times the entrance pupil diameter in millimeters with an exit pupil of at least 2 mm Images from the objective system are... Agent: Pocket Optics Development Corporation

20140168766 - Optical assembly: An optical assembly includes a light directing film having an average effective transmission of at least 1.3, a light diffusing film having an optical haze of at least 5% and a plurality of spaced apart posts disposed and defining an air gap between the light directing and diffusing films. The... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140168767 - Polarizing plate, method of preparing the same, and liquid crystal display apparatus including the same: A polarizing plate, a method of preparing the same and a liquid crystal display apparatus including the same are disclosed. The polarizing plate includes a polarizer and a polyester film formed on a surface of the polarizer, wherein the polyester film has a ratio of an elongation ratio in a... Agent: Cheil Industries Inc.

20140168770 - Multilayer and single layer cellulose ester films having reversed optical dispersion: The present invention relates to a single layer mixed cellulose ester film having a reversed optical dispersion. The mixed cellulose ester material has a DSOH from 0.35 to 1.35. By manipulating the thickness of the film, and the film stretching conditions, desirable optical retardation and optical dispersion properties can be... Agent: Eastman Chemical Company

20140168771 - Optical retardation film and method of manufacturing: Cellulose derivative optical retardation film with suitable birefringent characteristics to enhance wide view performance upon use in liquid crystal devices (LCD), especially in vertically aligned (VA) type LCDs. Method of manufacturing such a cellulose derivative optical retardation film and its use in a liquid crystal display or an imaging device.... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC

20140168768 - Polarizing plate and optical display apparatus including the same: A polarizing plate includes a polarizer, a protective film on an upper surface of the polarizer, a half-wavelength (λ/2) retardation film on a lower surface of the polarizer, an adhesive layer on a lower surface of the half-wavelength (λ/2) retardation film, and a quarter-wavelength (λ/4) retardation film on a lower... Agent: Cheil Industries Inc.

20140168769 - Polarizing plate, method for preparing the same, and optical display apparatus including the same: A polarizing plate includes a polarizer having absorption and transmission axes, a protective film on an upper surface of the polarizer, a half-wavelength (λ/2) retardation film on a lower surface of the polarizer, an adhesive layer on a lower surface of the half-wavelength (λ/2) retardation film, and a quarter-wavelength (λ/4)... Agent: Cheil Industries Inc.

20140168772 - Complete-stokes fourier-domain imaging polarimeter: An apparatus for simultaneously measuring linear and circular polarization components of light is provided, and contains no moving parts. The apparatus may include a prism assembly configured to receive collimated light and splits the light into different directions according to its polarization state. The apparatus may also include lenses configured... Agent: The Aerospace Corporation

20140168773 - Polarizer, manufacturing method thereof, and 3d display device: The present invention relates to the field of 3D display technology and provides a polarizer, manufacturing method thereof, and a 3D display device. According to the present invention, a transition layer is provided between an alignment layer and a supporting layer, and there is excellent wettability between the transition layer... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20140168774 - Generating an array of spots on inclined surfaces: A system which may be used to generate a plurality of spots on a surface is provided. The spots may be aligned with the incident plane of oblique illumination. The system may include a diffractive optical element configured to split a beam into a plurality of beams by generating a... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140168775 - Wavelength variable interference filter, manufacturing method of wavelength variable interference filter, optical filter device, optical module, and electronic apparatus: A movable substrate of a wavelength variable interference filter includes a movable portion and a groove which is provided outside of the movable portion, in a plan view when the movable substrate is seen from a substrate thickness direction, the groove includes a bottom surface having an even groove depth... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140168776 - Antireflection film and antireflection plate: An antireflection film has excellent scratch resistance and damp-proof property in addition to having a high degree of antireflective effect, and provides an antireflection plate obtained by laminating the above film. The antireflection film has a lowly refractive layer of a refractive index of less than 1.48 and a thickness... Agent: Fukuvi Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

20140168777 - Light diffusers and methods for manufacturing: A linear light module having an optical coupling element and a light pipe is described. The optical coupling element receives light emitted by multiple light emitting diodes (LEDs) having different emission wavelengths and couples the light efficiently to a linear light pipe. The light from the LEDs is efficiently mixed... Agent: Lumenetix, Inc.

20140168778 - Composite graded refractive index layer structures and encapsulation structures comprising the same: In an embodiment of the present disclosure, a composite graded refractive index layer structure is provided. The composite graded refractive index layer structure includes a substrate and a composite graded refractive index layer with varying compositions of zinc oxide and silicon oxide formed on the substrate, wherein the composite graded... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140168779 - Feature for inhibiting light stripe between cellular elements in a covering for an architectural opening: A covering for an architectural opening. The covering includes a cellular panel having at least two cellular units or rows. The covering also includes a light absorbing element positioned at an interface between the at least two cellular units. The light absorbing element may absorb substantial all visible light wavelengths.... Agent: Hunter Douglas Inc.

20140168780 - Beam generating apparatus: A beam generating apparatus includes a laser light source, a speckle suppressing module, a light homogenizing module and a driving unit. The laser light source outputs a laser beam. The speckle suppressing module includes two biconic lenses and a diffuser. The first biconic lens is disposed on a transmission path... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140168781 - Light converging device and repairing machine: The present disclosure provides a light converging device and a repairing machine having the light converging device. The light converging device includes a transparent plate, and a number of protrusions arranged on the transparent plate each which has a convex surface. The convex surfaces of the protrusions form a light... Agent: Shenzhen China Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

20140168782 - Brighness enhancement film, backlight assembly, and display apparatus: A brightness enhancement film includes a substrate; and a microlens structure formed on the substrate, wherein the microlens structure comprises a plurality of microlenses, each of the microlenses comprising a bottom surface contacting with the substrate, the bottom surface of each of the plurality of microlenses being of a polygonal... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20140168784 - Head-mountable display: A display unit in a head mounted display (HMD) is divided into a main body part generating image light; and an emission port part having an emission port through which the generated image light is emitted to the observer's eye. The main body part and the emission port part are... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140168783 - Near-eye microlens array displays: In embodiments of the invention, an apparatus may include a display comprising a plurality of pixels and a computer system coupled with the display and operable to instruct the display to display images. The apparatus may further include a microlens array located adjacent to the display and comprising a plurality... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140168785 - System and method for combining light beams: An optical system and method for combining multiple beams along a single light path is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a plurality of bandpass filters are arranged about the sides of a regular pentagon, the band pass filters being reflective of light wavelengths outside of the bandpass range. A plurality... Agent: Sutter Instrument Company

20140168786 - Video wall and mullion elimination structure thereof: An exemplary video wall includes two display panels and a mullion elimination structure. The display panels each include a main body and a bezel. The mullion elimination structure includes a triangular prism and two transparent quadrangular prisms. The triangular prism includes a first bottom and two opposite first sides. The... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140168787 - Apparatus and method comprising deformable lens element: An apparatus comprising a deformable lens element can be provided wherein a deformable lens element can be deformed to change an optical property thereof by the impartation of a force to the deformable lens element.... Agent:

20140168788 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, provided in this order from an object side. Magnification is changed by moving the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140168789 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens substantially consists of: a first lens group having a negative refractive power and a second lens group having a positive refractive power arranged in order from the object side; that changes magnification by moving the first lens group and the second lens group; and wherein the first... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140168790 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, provided in this order from an object side. Magnification is changed by moving the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140168791 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a negative refractive power; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power, provided in this order from an object side. Magnification is changed by moving the first lens group and the second lens group. The first lens group includes... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140168792 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes a barrel body, an optical system disposed inside the barrel body, a zoom motor, a focus motor, a zoom lever switch disposed on the outer circumference of the barrel body and configured to transmit a user's operation instruction to the zoom motor, and a focus lever... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140168793 - Lens barrel, image-capturing device, and method for controlling lens barrel: Provided is a lens barrel in which tilt adjustment can be made depending on the position of a lens unit in the optical axis direction. This lens barrel is characterized by comprising: at least three guide bars provided so as to extend along the optical axis direction; drive means that... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140168794 - Imaging lens system: An imaging lens system 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 surface. The... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140168795 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes an optical system including a first lens group having at least one lens; a cam frame including a first cam groove; and a first movable frame including a first cam follower engaged with the first cam groove. When the first movable frame relatively rotates with respect... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140168796 - Image pickup lens unit manufacturing method and image pickup lens unit: An image pickup lens unit, in which a holder body and a cover can be easily connected together, without additional components and a resin flow path for the connection. A lens 10 is positioned in a first holder member 20 which remains in a mold. A second holder member 30... Agent:

20140168797 - Lens barrel: A lens holding frame includes a plurality of conical protrusions. The plural conical protrusions include a pitch of greater than or equal to 0.1 mm and less than or equal to 2.0 mm.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140168798 - Lens barrel: A lens barrel includes: a lens frame including at least one lens; a lens adjusting frame to which the lens frame is attached; and a fixed frame to which the lens adjusting frame is attached. The lens adjusting frame is attached to the fixed frame such that a position or... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140168799 - Artificial muscle camera lens actuator: An artificial muscle structure has an electro-active polymer (EAP) layer having a frusto-conical shape and whose tip has an opening formed therein for use as a camera variable aperture. First, second and third electrode segments are formed on a rear face of the EAP layer. The second segment is positioned... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140168800 - Lens module: A lens module includes a base lens and an optical device. The base lens includes a lens barrel, the lens barrel includes a flat end surface, a circumferential surface, and a dispensing groove distributed in the end surface, a fixing glue to be dispensed in the dispensing groove. The optical... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140168801 - Collector mirror for a solar concentrator comprising linear fresnel mirrors: The invention relates to a collector mirror (2) which is a component of a solar concentrator comprising linear Fresnel mirrors. The collector mirror (2) includes a reflective strip. The collector mirror (2) is provided with a device capable of generating a negative pressure (AP) behind the reflective strip (6).... Agent: Universite Nice Sophia-antipolis

20140168802 - Light concentrating apparatus: A light concentrating apparatus is presented. Disclosed apparatuses include a collection of shaped reflectors capable of redirecting incident light, sunlight for example. The reflectors are configured to modify the spatial distribution of the redirected light in a manner where the distribution of light associated with a first dimension is modified... Agent: Suncentral Inc.

20140168803 - Optical device: An advantageous optical apparatus with relatively large field viewing of an image to the rear of an observer is disclosed. The apparatus has two mirrors having cylindrical symmetry where the mirrors are positioned so that a plane of symmetry for each mirror is substantially coincident. The mirrors are further configured... Agent:

20140168804 - Mirror for mobile phone camera: A mirror for a mobile phone camera includes a body having a generally planar first side and a second side, a foot disposed on an end of the body having a first side and a second side; and a fastener disposed on the first side of the foot. The second... Agent:

20140168805 - Method for manufacturing a color filter, color filter and solid-state imaging device: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a color filter being capable of suppressing residue from being generated on a colored layer planarized by a planarization treatment, a color filter, and a solid-state imaging device.... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

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