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Optical: systems and elements

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10/02/2014 > 86 patent applications in 53 patent subcategories.

20140293384 - Nano- and micro-replication for authentication and texturization: Embodiments herein relate to forming nano- and/or micro-replication directly embossed in a bulk solidifying amorphous alloy comprising a metal alloy by superplastic forming of the bulk solidifying amorphous alloy at a temperature greater than a glass transition temperature (Tg) of the metal alloy.... Agent: Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC

20140293385 - Course integral holographic display: A holographic display system for generating a super hologram with full parallax in different fields of view in the horizontal and vertical directions. The system includes an array of holographic display devices, e.g., spatial light modulators (SLMs), operable to provide a plurality of holographic images of a scene from differing... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140293387 - Grey-scale holographic structure and system for generating a millimeter-wave collimated wavefront in a compact range: Embodiments of a grey-scale holographic structure and system for generating a collimated wavefront in a compact range are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the grey-scale holographic structure comprising millimeter-wave transmissive material having a surface arranged to provide differing amounts of phase-delay to an incident millimeter-wave wavefront as the incident... Agent:

20140293386 - Holographic image display device and method for driving the same: Disclosed are a holographic image display device and a method for driving the same which may stabilize luminance of a holographic image and reduce flicker. The holographic image display device includes a laser backlight unit, a surface light converter converting laser light emitted from the laser backlight unit into surface... Agent: Lg Display Co., Ltd.

20140293388 - Light modulation control method, control program, control device and laser beam irradiation device: In the control of light condensing irradiation of laser light using a spatial light modulator, the number of wavelengths, a value of each wavelength, and incident conditions of the laser light are acquired, the number of light condensing points, and a light condensing position, a wavelength, and a light condensing... Agent:

20140293389 - Optical device and virtual image display: An optical device includes: a light guide plate receiving, for each of N types of wavelength bands, a plurality of parallel light beams with different incident angles each corresponding to view angles, and guiding the received parallel light beams; a first and a second volume hologram gratings of reflection type... Agent:

20140293390 - Optical device, image display apparatus and head-mounted display unit: Disclosed herein is an image display apparatus, including: a light source; and a scanning section adapted to scan a light beam emitted from the light source; the scanning section including (a) a first mirror, (b) a first light deflection section, (c) a second mirror, and (d) a second light deflection... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140293391 - Projector and head-up display device: A projector includes: a laser light generating unit that emits laser light including image information; a laser light scanning unit that scans the laser light emitted by the laser light generating unit at a predetermined scan angle to project an image on a transparent display plate; and a scan control... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140293392 - Techniques for quantum dot illumination: Techniques for extracting light from a light guide are described. In some embodiments, a light source comprises a light guide configured to trap first light through total internal reflection. The light source may further comprise a plurality of light extractors configured to extract at least a portion of the first... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20140293393 - Flat-top tunable filter: A tunable PLC optical filter having sequentially connected thermally tunable Mach-Zehnder (MZ) interferometers is described. The cascade of MZ interferometers, each having a free spectral ranges matching ITU frequency grid spacing, are tuned so as to have a common passband centered on the frequency of the signal being selected, while... Agent:

20140293394 - Colored composition and image display structure: A colored composition includes: (A) a dye that is selected from the group consisting of a methine dye, an anthraquinone dye and an azomethine dye, and that is a mixture of stereoisomers; and (B) a non-polar solvent.... Agent:

20140293397 - Electrowetting device: An electrowetting display device comprising a picture element comprising a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid. At least one wall comprises a first surface and a second surface at different locations on a perimeter of a display area, the first surface being less wettable to... Agent:

20140293395 - Electrowetting display device: An electrowetting display device comprising at least one picture element including a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid. A protrusion arranged through the second fluid and in contact with the first fluid provides a preferential initiation of motion of part of the first fluid in... Agent:

20140293396 - Electrowetting display device: A display apparatus includes an electrowetting display device with a first support plate, a second support plate and first and second fluids immiscible with each other in a space between the support plates. The first support plate has a display region comprising multiple display areas, each display area being associated... Agent:

20140293401 - Display unit and electronic apparatus: An electrophoretic display device comprising a plurality of first particles configured to migrate between a remain region and a display region in response to an electric field, as well as a plurality of non-migrating second particles fixedly disposed between the remain and display regions and configured to (a) allow the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140293399 - Electrophoresis element, display apparatus and electronic device: There is provided an electrophoresis element including a first base material, a second base material disposed facing to the first base material, insulation liquid layers disposed between the first base material and the second base material, a porous layer disposed in the insulation liquid layers and electrophoresis particles disposed in... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140293398 - Electrophoretic display device: The present invention is directed to an electrophoretic display device which is suitable for passive matrix driving. The electrophoretic fluid may comprise two types of charged pigment particles wherein the two types of charged pigment particles carry opposite charge polarities, have contrasting colors and have different levels of charge intensity.... Agent: Sipix Imaging, Inc.

20140293400 - Photosensitive resin composition and uses thereof: The invention relates to a photosensitive resin composition; especially relates to a photosensitive resin composition that has good heat-yellowing resistance, surface roughness resistance, developability and brightness. The invention also provides a white matrix, a color filter and a reflective display element.... Agent: Chi Mei Corporation

20140293402 - Laser light source: A laser light source (100) includes a laser element (102) that emits a fundamental wave, a wavelength converting element (104) that performs wavelength conversion on the fundamental wave emitted from the laser element (102) and outputs the converted wave, and an optical waveguide (103) that guides the light output from... Agent: Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.

20140293403 - Light source device and wavelength conversion method: A light source emits first incident light to a first polarization-reversed structure. The first polarization-reversed structure then converts the wavelength of the first incident light to emit a higher harmonic wave. A fiber coupler divides the higher harmonic wave output from the first polarization-reversed structure into output light emitted from... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

20140293404 - Apparatus and method for generating ultrashort laser pulses: where |Ψ(t)|2 represents the pulse temporal intensity profile of the conditioned laser pulse and |ΨPfit(t)|2 represents a parabolic fit of the conditioned laser pulse. The amplifier increases the power of the conditioned laser pulse creating an amplified laser pulse. In a method a temporal intensity profile of an input laser... Agent: Eolite Systems

20140293405 - Method and device for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification: An optical parametric amplification device and method. The method includes providing a pump pulse having a pump pulse duration, providing a chirped seed pulse having a seed pulse duration, sequentially passing the pump and seed pulses through amplification stages, wherein the pump and seed pulses are coupled into the amplification... Agent: Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.

20140293406 - Device and method for expanding a laser beam: The invention relates to a device for expanding a laser beam, in particular a UV laser beam, comprising: a telescope arrangement having two spherical folding mirrors for expanding the incident collimated laser beam and a lens which is arranged in the divergent beam path downstream of the telescope arrangement and... Agent: Trumpf Laser Gmbh + Co. Kg

20140293407 - Inverted microscope system: An inverted microscope system includes an objective lens holding unit that holds an objective lens configured to collect at least observation light from a specimen, a tube lens configured to form an image using the observation light collected by the objective lens, a total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy optical system... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140293408 - Auxiliary arm attaching structure of stand apparatus: An auxiliary arm attaching structure of a stand apparatus 1 includes a front member 3 that is attached to a support arm 2 of the stand apparatus and has a projection 6. The projection projects in a direction different from a longitudinal direction of the support arm and supports an... Agent: Mitaka Kohki Co., Ltd.

20140293409 - Device for holding filters for microscopes: A device for holding filters for a microscope includes a filter wheel (20) rotatable about an axis of rotation (16) and a drive unit (14) for rotating the filter wheel (20). The filter wheel (20) comprises a basic body (44) rotatable about the axis of rotation (16) and at least... Agent:

20140293410 - Laser scanning microscope: A laser scanning microscope has an illumination beam path and a detection beam path. A beamsplitter is provided which reflects the illumination light in direction of the sample and transmits the detection light in direction of the detection arrangement. An additional beamsplitter is provided for reflecting the illumination light and... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140293411 - Microscope: A microscope includes: a light source configured to generate light for irradiating a specimen; a microscope main body which supports the light source and on which an accommodation unit that accommodates the specimen is placed; a plurality of optical units, each of which is detachably installed in the microscope main... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140293412 - Modular microscope construction: A system, apparatus and method for using modular microscopes is disclosed. Connecting the housings of the individual microscope modules provide the structural framework of the modular microscope. Furthermore, the modular microscope can include specialized software, the distribution and use of which can be controlled using security keys or identifiers stored... Agent: Bio-rad Laboratories, Inc.

20140293413 - Far-optical device: A far-optical device comprising a reversal system and an adjustable optical magnification means with more than fourfold magnification, wherein the far-optical device has an optical beam deflection means which at all magnifications ensures a subjective field of view of the far-optical device of at least 22° at least for light... Agent:

20140293414 - Screen and screen manufacturing method: Since a screen contains a diffusion agent, the diffusion agent changes polarization characteristics of picture light and degrades the stereoscopic image. Provided is a screen comprising a substrate shaped as a flat board; a reflective layer made of metal arranged on one surface of the substrate; and an exposure layer... Agent:

20140293415 - Endoscope: In an endoscope (1), two optical paths (3, 4) for stereoscopic vision are formed, wherein each optical path (3, 4) is lead from the inside to an interface (16, 19) with an optically more dense material (14) in relation to the surroundings (13) at a point of incidence (22, 25),... Agent: Scholly Fiberoptic Gmbh

20140293417 - Eyeglass component, eyeglasses, and eyeglass component manufacturing method: It is difficult to handle a right eye region and a left eye region that are formed separately. Therefore, provided is an eyeglass component comprising a polarization plate that has one absorption axis and a right eye region and left eye region arranged such that, when the eyeglass component is... Agent: Arisawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.

20140293419 - Laminated body, polarization plate having thereof, stereoscopic image display device, and stereoscopic image display system: Provided are a laminated body which is made to extend and contract to a reduced extent due to humidity so as to reduce the number of the occurrence of crosstalk, a polarization plate having the same, a stereoscopic image display device and a stereoscopic image display system. A laminated body... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293418 - Stereoscopic eyewear with stray light management: Disclosed embodiments relate to eyewear configured to reduce stray light. An exemplary embodiment of the eyewear accounts for various design factors, including the cross sectional profile of the rim, the micro topography of the rim surface, the reflectivity, the theatre or room geometry, proximity of the eye to the lens,... Agent:

20140293416 - Stereoscopic light recycling device: A stereoscopic device for recapturing light is provided. A chassis is open on front and back sides and forms a rectangular housing with top, bottom, and two sides that frame the front and back openings. A polarizing beam splitter is angled away from the back opening of the chassis and... Agent: Lightspeed Design, Inc.

20140293420 - Polarizing plate for oled and optical display including the same: A polarizing plate for an OLED includes a polarizer, a protective film on an upper side of the polarizer, and a stack structure of a λ/4 reverse dispersion retardation film and a positive C plate on a lower side of the polarizer. An optical display includes the polarizing plate. The... Agent: Cheil Industries Inc.

20140293421 - Three-sided reflector for use on sign post: A three-sided reflected is formed to include a front and two adjacent sides that are sized to encompass a sign post. This three-sided reflector is then attached to the sign post so that the front faces in the same direction as a front of the sign post. A highly visible... Agent: Zumar Industries, Inc.

20140293423 - Diffractive device: A method and apparatus for viewing or authenticating a diffractive device and a diffractive security device (1) are provided in which a first diffractive relief structure (200) is responsive to a first wavelength of visible monochromatic light, a second diffractive relief structure (200) is at least partially interlaced with the... Agent:

20140293422 - Diffractive optical element, design method thereof and application thereof to solar cell: Disclosed are a diffractive optical element, a design method thereof and the application thereof in a solar cell. The design method for a design modulation thickness of a sampling point of the diffractive optical element comprises: calculating the modulation thickness of the current sampling point for each wavelength component; obtaining... Agent:

20140293424 - Information recording medium and method of reading information recording medium, and image detection apparatus: In an information recording medium, in which an information recording medium has diffraction grating cells arranged therein, a plurality of types of the diffraction grating cells make up one information recording area. At least one type of the diffraction grating cells included in the diffraction grating cells making up the... Agent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

20140293425 - Compensation of optical aberrations caused by non-planar windows: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and a new apparatus for compensation of the optical aberrations caused by a non-planar window (or windows in general, for example windows having a curved surface) using a diffractive (optical) element such as a diffractive foil in electronic/camera devices such as electronic... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140293426 - Lens with an extended range of focus: e

20140293427 - Optical device with variable wavelength interference filter: An optical device includes a telecentric optical system, a variable wavelength interference filter, and a detection section, the variable wavelength interference filter includes a first reflecting film, a second reflecting film provided to a movable section, and an electrostatic actuator adapted to displace the movable section, an effective measurement area... Agent:

20140293428 - Lens array, and lens array manufacturing method: Provided is a lens array including a plate-shaped light-absorbing material that is provided with plural holes separated from each other, and a lens formed of a polymer in each of the holes.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140293429 - Lens array, and method of manufacturing the same: Provided is a lens array including plural lenses, wherein each lens has a curvature in a first direction and a curvature in a second direction which is different from the first direction, the curvatures being different from each other.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140293434 - Display apparatus and system and display method thereof: A display apparatus includes a planar waveguide optical element, a projection optical system, and a microdisplay device. By including free-form optics and waveguide technology, the volume and weight of the display apparatus can be reduced, and an optical system can be realized with improved image quality, structure, and performance parameters.... Agent: Beijing Institute Of Technology

20140293433 - Head-up display device and display method of head-up display device: A head-up display device includes a projection unit that projects predetermined information on a transparent display panel by superimposing on a background that is visible to a user viewing the transparent display panel placed in front of a line of sight of the user. The head-up display device may also... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140293430 - Projector and head-up display device: A projector includes a main body enclosure and a housing that houses an optics module and is disposed within the main body enclosure. The housing includes a case with a first opening, a first cover attached to the first opening, and a first seal that creates an airtight seal between... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140293431 - Projector and head-up display device: A projector includes a light emitting element that emits a projection light, a first temperature detector that detects a temperature around the light emitting element, a heating and cooling unit that heats or cools the light emitting element based on the detected temperature, and an abnormality processor that determines whether... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140293432 - Projector, head-up display device, and control method of projector: A projector that includes a plurality of laser light sources that emit laser lights of mutually differing colors, a combiner that combines the laser lights, a laser light scanner that projects an image onto a projection surface by scanning the laser lights combined by the combiner, a laser light detection... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140293435 - Projector: A projector for projecting an image includes a light source that outputs light; a reflecting member that reflects the light from the light source; and a diaphragm member with an aperture that restricts a range of flux of either an incident light incident to the reflecting member or a reflected... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.

20140293436 - Optical element, window material, fitting, solar shading device, and building: An optical element is provided with an optical layer in which a concavo-convex surface is formed on the surface thereof, and a wavelength-selective reflection layer formed on the concavo-convex surface. The wavelength-selective reflection layer directionally reflects light having a specific wavelength band selectively, while transmitting light having wavelength bands other... Agent: Dexerials Corporation

20140293437 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power and a third lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein, during magnification change from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end,... Agent:

20140293438 - Zoom lens and image pickup device including the same: 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, in order from an object side to an image side. During zooming, the... Agent:

20140293439 - Optical instrument: An optical instrument of the present invention has a first lens group and a second lens group capable of moving in an optical axis direction in order to perform optical zooming, and comprises a storage section for storing first position information relating to positions of the first lens group and... Agent:

20140293440 - Optical instrument and imaging device: An optical instrument of the present invention comprises a first ZM group drive section for moving a first lens group, a second ZM group drive section for moving a second lens group, a storage section for storing positional information on position of the first and second lens groups corresponding to... Agent:

20140293441 - Lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus including the same: A lens apparatus includes, in order from an object side: a first lens unit; an aperture stop; and a positive second lens unit. The first lens unit includes, in order from the object side, a first negative lens, a second negative lens having at least one aspheric surface, and a... Agent:

20140293442 - Lens module: A lens module, including: a first lens including a first conical surface based on an optical axis and a first flat surface extending in a vertical direction with respect to the optical axis; and a second lens including a second conical surface based on an optical axis and a second... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140293444 - Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus including the same: An image pickup lens includes, in order from an object side; a negative front lens unit; a stop; and a positive rear lens unit, wherein the front lens unit includes a negative front first lens, a negative front second lens, and a positive front third lens, in order from the... Agent:

20140293443 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is concave toward an image side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power and has a meniscus shape... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293445 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a biconvex shape, a second lens that has a negative refractive power, a third lens, a fourth lens that has a positive refractive power, and a fifth lens that has... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293446 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and is convex toward the object side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power, a third lens, a fourth lens that has a positive... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293447 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power and has a meniscus shape... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293448 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a biconvex shape, a second lens that has a negative refractive power, a third lens that has a negative refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is concave toward... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293449 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power and has a meniscus shape... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293450 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power, a third lens that has a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293451 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power, a third lens that has... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293452 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power, a third lens that has... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293453 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens:

20140293454 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging lens: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is concave toward an image side, a second lens that has a negative refractive power and has a meniscus shape... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293455 - Photographing system: A photographing 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 has positive refractive power. The second lens element has negative refractive... Agent:

20140293456 - Wide-angle lens: p

20140293457 - Imaging lens system and imaging system including the same: An imaging lens system and an imaging system that includes the imaging lens system are provided. The imaging lens system includes an aperture stop, a first lens group with positive refractive power, and a second lens group with positive refractive power, arranged in that order from an object side to... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140293458 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: An imaging lens includes: a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens having positive refractive power; a third lens having negative refractive power; a fourth lens having positive refractive power; a fifth lens having positive refractive power; and a sixth lens having negative refractive power in vicinity of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140293459 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus including the imaging: An imaging lens substantially consists of, in order from an object side, five lenses of a first lens that has a positive refractive power and has a meniscus shape which is convex toward the object side, a second lens that has a biconcave shape, a third lens that has a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140293460 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes plastic-made first, second, third, and fourth lens elements arranged in the given order from an object side to an imaging side. The first lens element has a positive focusing power and is biconvex. The second lens element has a negative focusing power, is biconcave, and has... Agent:

20140293461 - Drive device, lens barrel and imaging apparatus: A drive device includes a moving body having a driven portion with an engagement holding portion and an insertion portion, and an element holding portion holding an optical element; a piezoelectric driver having a piezoelectric element and a drive axis that moves the moving body while being inserted into the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140293462 - Rack and optical apparatus using the same: The rack includes a first member having a first tooth engaged with a lead screw, a second member having a second tooth engaged with the lead screw, a third member having a third tooth engageable with the lead screw, a first forcing unit configured to apply a force between the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140293463 - Linear ultrasonic motor and lens apparatus and image pickup apparatus using the same: A linear ultrasonic motor includes a vibrator having a piezoelectric element, a movable part applying a pressurization force to the vibrator and bringing the vibrator into pressurized contact with a base part, a cover part being fixed to the base part, a rolling part being rollably held between a movable... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140293464 - Voice coil motor: A voice coil motor (VCM) is disclosed, the VCM including: a rotor including a bobbin accommodated by a lens, and a coil block arranged at a periphery of the bobbin, a base formed with an opening for exposing a lens and a first foreign object penetration prevention unit formed along... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140293465 - Optical prism and method for bonding the same: A first optical prism includes a bonding surface for bonding the first optical prism to a second optical prism, a collar element provided on a non-optical effective surface, a first reference portion provided on the collar element to form a reference surface for positioning, and a second reference portion provided... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140293466 - Rigid deformable reflectors and methods of manufacturing thereof: A rigid deformable reflector for heating a target, the rigid deformable reflector having a reflective surface capable of being rigidly deformed, a backing surface capable of supporting the reflective surface, and a concave shape. A method of deforming a rigid deformable reflector utilizing a deforming mechanism, wherein the rigid deformable... Agent:

20140293467 - Filter made of metamaterials: There is provided a filter for filtering electromagnetic radiation, wherein said filter is arranged to transmit electromagnetic radiation of a first predetermined wavelength and to block transmission of electromagnetic radiation of a second, different predetermined wavelength; said filter comprising a first metamaterial. Optionally, the metamaterial may be formed of a... Agent:

20140293468 - Apodization filter and method of manufacturing the same: A light-blocking mask layer (3) having such light transmittance characteristics that an amount of transmitted light decreases gradually as it advances in a radial direction Fr from a center of optical axis Cs is formed on a surface of a flat transparent substrate at least having a light transmittance of... Agent: Cosina Co., Ltd.

20140293469 - Color filter layer and method of fabricating the same: A method for fabricating a color filter layer, which is applied to an integrated circuit manufacturing process, includes the following steps. Firstly, a substrate is provided, and a groove structure is formed on the substrate. The groove structure includes a plurality of positive photoresist patterns and a plurality of trenches.... Agent: United Microelectronics Corporation

  
09/25/2014 > 53 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140285862 - Holographic 3d image display apparatus and illumination unit for the same: An illumination unit is provided including a coherent light source; a projection optical element which focuses a light beam emitted from the coherent light source onto a focal plane; and a holographic optical element interposed between the coherent light source and the projection optical element, and having an interference pattern... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140285863 - Method and apparatus for holographic recording: Provided is a holographic recording method in which an interference fringe between a reference beam and a signal beam, modulated according to information regarding a plurality of hologram pixels, is recorded on a holographic recording medium, the holographic recording method including multiplexing-recording the interference fringe of the plurality of hologram... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140285864 - Optical scanner manufacturing method, optical scanner, image display device, and head-mounted display: An optical scanner manufacturing method includes overlapping a first substrate including a base portion region that becomes a base portion, a shaft portion region that becomes a shaft portion, and a support portion region that becomes a support portion, and a second substrate in which a frame-like concave portion, a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140285866 - Electrochromic devices and methods for forming such devices: Embodiments of the invention generally provide electrochromic devices and materials and processes for forming such electrochromic devices and materials. In one embodiment, an electrochromic device contains a lower transparent conductor layer disposed on a substrate, wherein an upper surface of the lower transparent conductor layer has a surface roughness of... Agent:

20140285865 - Variable reflectance mirror reflective element for exterior mirror assembly: A variable reflectance mirror reflective element for a vehicular exterior rearview mirror assembly includes a front substrate and a rear substrate, with an electrochromic medium disposed therebetween. A mirror reflector is disposed at a third surface of the rear substrate and includes a stack of thin films and has a... Agent: Donnelly Corporation

20140285867 - Wavelength selective switch employing a lcos device and having reduced crosstalk: An optical device in which crosstalk due to scattering is reduced includes an optical port array having at least one optical input for receiving an optical beam and at least one optical output. The input and outputs extend along a common axis. A dispersion element receives the optical beam from... Agent: Nistica, Inc.

20140285868 - Colored composition and image display structure:

20140285870 - Electrowetting display device: An electrowetting display device includes a first base substrate, a plurality of first electrodes disposed on the first base substrate and positioned to respectively correspond to positions of a plurality of pixels, a partition wall disposed on the first base substrate to partition the pixels, a second electrode disposed on... Agent:

20140285869 - Electrowetting display device with light diffuser: An electrowetting display device includes at least one picture element having a first support plate, a second support plate and a space between the first support plate and the second support plate. The first support plate includes a reflector for reflecting light and the second support plate includes a light... Agent:

20140285871 - Hidden hinge mems with temporary gimbal anchor: Micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) mirror devices and manufacturing methods thereof. The device comprising a hinge layer having orthogonal tilt and roll hinges connecting inner and outer platforms such that the inner platform has bi-directional rotation. An electrode layer connected beneath the hinge layer controls rotation of the platforms. A mirror layer... Agent:

20140285872 - Laser light source apparatus: The fundamental wave light emitted from a semiconductor laser is converted in wavelength by a wavelength conversion element and emitted therefrom. A lightning circuit lights the semiconductor laser, and a temperature control unit 21b controls the amount of electric power supply to a heater so that the temperature of the... Agent: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140285873 - Laser illumination systems and methods for dual-excitation wavelength non-linear optical microscopy and micro-spectroscopy systems: An illumination system is disclosed for providing dual-excitation wavelength illumination for non-linear optical microscopy and micro-spectroscopy. The illumination system includes a laser system, an optical splitting means, a frequency shifting system, and a picosecond amplifier system. The laser system includes a laser for providing a first train of pulses at... Agent:

20140285874 - Method for controlling signal gain of a raman amplifier: A Raman amplifier comprising a gain control unit adapted to control a pump power of an optical pump signal in response to at least one monitored optical feedback signal reflected back from a transmission line fiber connected to said pumped Raman amplifier.... Agent:

20140285876 - Optical amplifier and optical amplifying method: There is provided an optical amplifier including a diffusing unit configured to be driven by a first current density and to increase a beam diameter of an incident laser beam that passes through a first waveguide that guides the laser beam, and an amplifying unit configured to be driven by... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140285875 - Remote pumped dual core optical fiber system for use in subterranean wells: A downhole optical system can include an optical fiber disposed in a subterranean well, and an optical fiber amplifier which amplifies optical power in a core of the optical fiber in the well, the amplifier being optically pumped with optical power in another core of the optical fiber in the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140285877 - Calibratable beam shaping system and method: A beam shaping system including: a first and second optical modules that are accommodated in a spaced-apart relationship in an optical path of light through the system to sequentially apply beam shaping to light incident thereon. The beam shaping system includes first and second alignment modules respectively carrying the first... Agent: Applied Materials Israel, Ltd.

20140285878 - Polarization conversion systems with polarization gratings and related fabrication methods: A polarization conversion system includes a lens element, a polarization grating comprising a diffractive element having a spatially-varying local optical axis, and a retarder element. The polarization grating is arranged to receive light that is output from the lens element, and the retarder element arranged to receive polarized light of... Agent: North Carolina State Universtiy

20140285879 - Pane construction: The present invention refers to a pane construction, particularly to be used in a motor vehicle, comprising transparent panes, layers and/or foils made of glass, ceramic, plastic or organic material, which are connected in a layered manner in a laminate, wherein the pane construction has transparent infrared (=IR) filtering layer... Agent: Isoclima S.p.a.

20140285880 - High correctability deformable mirror: A telescope, mirror assembly and method of forming an aspheric mirror is disclosed. The telescope includes the mirror assembly which has a substantially spherical surface contour in a relaxed state. A plurality of actuators distributed substantially along an outer edge of the mirror is configured to apply a load to... Agent:

20140285881 - Super-resolution microscope: A super-resolution microscope comprises: an illumination optical system that condenses a first illumination light beam for exciting the molecule from a stable state to a first quantum state and a second illumination light beam for further transitioning the molecule onto a sample in a manner that the first and the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140285882 - Telescopic sight: A telescopic sight has an objective lens system, an eyepiece lens system and an inversion system disposed in the optical path between the objective lens system and the eye piece lens system and pivotably supported by means of a height adjustment device, a lateral adjustment device, a reticle, and a... Agent: Schmidt & Bender Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140285883 - Variable power optical system: Liquid lens cells are used in a compound variable power optical system that forms an intermediate image between the object and the final image. A first variable power optical component is located between the object and an intermediate real image. The first variable power optical component varies power to change... Agent: Blackeye Optics, LLC.

20140285885 - Lens designs for integral imaging 3d displays: Integral imaging 3D films for use with a display panel. The films include a flexible transmissive substrate having a first surface on a viewer side and a second surface for placement on the display panel. Convex lenses are located on the first surface. The second surface is planar for a... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140285884 - Slant lens interlacing with linearly arranged sets of lenses: An optical product that includes a transparent lens sheet, which has a first side with a plurality of side-by-side sets of linearly arranged lenses. Each of the sets of lenses is at a slant angle in the range of 10 to 46 degrees from a vertical or a horizontal axis... Agent: Lumenco, LLC

20140285886 - Stereoscopic viewer: Embodiments of a stereoscopic viewer including first and second eyepieces spaced apart from each other at a distances substantially corresponding to the distance between human eyes. Each eyepiece includes a first window that is planar, optically transparent, and has a first thickness and a first refractive index, a second window... Agent:

20140285887 - Method of producing polarizing plate: A method of producing a polarizing plate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: stretching and dyeing a laminate including a resin substrate and a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin layer formed on one side of the resin substrate to produce a polarizing film on the resin substrate; laminating a... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20140285888 - Retardation film, and circularly polarizing plate and image display device each using the same: m

20140285889 - Optically active materials and articles and systems in which they may be used: The inventors of the present application developed novel optically active materials, methods, and articles. One embodiment of the present application is an optically active article, comprising: an infrared-reflecting material positioned adjacent to an optically active substrate such that the infrared-reflecting material forms a pattern that can be read by an... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140285890 - Retroflective sheeting: The present application relates generally to retroreflective sheeting and the tools and methods used to make retroreflective sheeting. Microreplication tools and sheeting include controlled surface structure or haze. The surface structure or haze can be introduced, for example, by chemical etching of the tool surface and/or electroplating.... Agent:

20140285891 - Method for producing a refractive or diffractive optical device: A method producing a refractive or diffractive optical device, including: production, in a first layer, of at least one inclined general profile approximated by a staircase profile including plural stairsteps; production of the profile including: forming buffer patterns on the first layer and at least one sequence including: forming masking... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20140285892 - Optical security component having a reflective effect, manufacture of said component, and secured document provided with such a component: a continuous metallic layer (102) forming, with said layer of dielectric material, a metal-dielectric interface, having a sufficient thickness (t) to allow the reflection of the incident light on said interface in the observation spectral band with a maximum residual transmission as a function of the wavelength of 2%, and... Agent:

20140285893 - Broadband optics for manipulating light beams and images: The objective of the present invention is providing optical systems for controlling with propagation of light beams in lateral and angular space, and through optical apertures. Said light beams include laser beams as well as beams with wide spectrum of wavelengths and large divergence angles. Said optical systems are based... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

20140285894 - Phase grating with three-dimensional configuration: A phase grating includes a substrate and a first dielectric layer. The first dielectric layer is disposed on the substrate and includes a column and a plurality of rings. The top sides of the column and the top sides of the rings align with one another to form a flat... Agent:

20140285895 - Optical filter device, optical module and electronic apparatus: An optical filter device includes a wavelength variable interference filter provided with a movable substrate on which respective electrode pads are provided; a base substrate on which the wavelength variable interference filter is mounted, facing the movable substrate; and a fixing member that is disposed between the movable substrate and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140285896 - Optical reflective film and optical reflector using the same: Provided are an optical reflective film which is a system that permits the employment of a water-based coating method in view of environmental conservation and which, even in a case where the optical reflective film is produced by simultaneous multilayer coating with high production efficiency, exhibits excellent light reflecting properties... Agent:

20140285897 - Metal oxide composite sol, coating composition, and optical member: There is provided a sol of modified metal oxide composite colloidal particles including titanium oxide having a high refractive index and excellent light resistance and weather resistance that discoloration of the colloidal particles by photoexcitation is almost completely inhibited. A titanium oxide-tin oxide-zirconium oxide-tungsten oxide composite colloidal particle having a... Agent: Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd.

20140285898 - Display for incorporating in a pair of eyeglasses: The invention relates to a display comprising an optical imager (5) for shaping light beams emitted by a light beam generator system (4), said beams being introduced into said imager via an inlet face, and for directing the beams towards the eye (O) of a wearer in order to enable... Agent:

20140285899 - Projection apparatus using telecentric optics: The present invention provides a projection system (10), preferably for a head-up display e.g. on board a vehicle, comprising a laser source (1), a diffuser (3) and telecentric optics (2) disposed between the laser and the diffuser so that the telecentric optics outputs parallel rays to the diffuser, the diffused... Agent:

20140285900 - Laser head assembly for laser processing system: The present invention relates to a head assembly for a laser processing system, preferably a fiber laser processing system. An assembly system allows a secure and a slidingly focusing displacement of a focusing lens assembly relative to a beam path in a laser processing system. The assembly system provides easy... Agent: Ipg Photonics Corporation

20140285901 - Zoom lens and imaging apparatus: A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side, a negative first lens group, a positive second lens group and a positive third lens group, wherein, during magnification change from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, at least the first and second lens groups are moved such that... Agent:

20140285902 - Zoom lens: A zoom lens includes a first lens group, a second lens group and a third lens group, all of which are arranged in sequence from an object side to an image side along an optical axis. The first lens group is with negative refractive power and includes a first lens,... Agent: Sintai Optical (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140285903 - Imaging zoom lens and imaging apparatus including the same: The imaging lens substantially consists of a front group having positive refractive power, an aperture stop, and a rear group having positive refractive power in this order from the object side. The front group includes two positive meniscus lenses with convex surfaces toward the object side, and one negative meniscus... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140285904 - Lens barrel and imaging device equipped with same: There is provided a lens barrel with a high degree of design latitude, with which an index display portion can be driven regardless of the amount of drive of the lens. This lens barrel comprises a first driver first driver that moves a lens frame in a rectilinear direction, a... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140285905 - Miniaturized optical zoom lens system: The present application provides a micromechanical (MEMS) based zoom lens system, for use in miniature device applications, such as miniature electronic imaging devices. The MEMS-based zoom lens system comprises at least four optical elements, or two Alvarez or Lohmann lenses, that are configured for passage of optical signals therethrough along... Agent:

20140285906 - Optical image capturing lenses: An optical image capturing lenses includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element with refractive power, a second lens element with negative refractive power, a third lens element with refractive power, a fourth lens element with positive refractive power, a fifth lens element... Agent:

20140285907 - Imaging lens assembly: An imaging 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 imaging lens assembly has five non-cemented lens elements with refractive power and further... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140285908 - Image capturing system: An image capturing system 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 at a paraxial region. The... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140285909 - Imaging lens: An image lens is disclosed. The image lens includes, arranged in succession from the object side to the image side, an aperture stop S1, a first lens L1 having two convex surfaces and having a positive refractive power, a second lens L2 having a meniscus shape convex toward the object... Agent: Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.,

20140285910 - Imaging lens: An imaging lens includes plastic-made first, second, third, and fourth lens elements arranged in the given order from an object side to an imaging side. The first lens element has a positive focusing power and is biconvex. The second lens element has a negative focusing power, is biconcave, and has... Agent:

20140285911 - Lens assembly apparatus and method: An optical apparatus includes a housing, a deformable lens, and a lens shaper. The lens shaper defines the shape of the deformable lens. A first mechanism is positioned within the housing to adjust an optical property of the deformable lens. A second mechanism is positioned within the housing to adjust... Agent:

20140285912 - Approaches to control color mura in optical films: A brightness enhancement film includes a plurality of linear prisms disposed on a birefringent substrate. A light ray that enters the film from the substrate side and exits the film from the linear prisms side undergoes substantially a same phase retardation for mutually orthogonal polarization states while travelling within the... Agent:

20140285913 - Moveable mirror assembly for electronic device case: A moveable mirror assembly can be used in connection with a case for a portable electronic device. The assembly can include a mirror housing and a mirror positioned within the mirror housing to redirect light to a portable electronic device within the case. The assembly can also include a rotational... Agent: Rhp Multimedia Corp.

20140285914 - Method for manufacturing display device and display device: According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a display device is disclosed. The method can include bonding a display body to a filter body, irradiating light and separating. The display body includes a first support unit and a display unit. The first support unit includes a first substrate, a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

  
09/18/2014 > 125 patent applications in 91 patent subcategories.

20140268261 - Display member, transfer foil, and article with display member: A display member according to this invention includes a plurality of pixels. At least one of the plurality of pixels includes a relief structure formation layer including a first region configured to display a predetermined color on a condition, and a second region different from the first region, a first... Agent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

20140268262 - Non-mechanical digital/holographic wide angle control of one or more lasers beams.: An apparatus including a laser generating a plane wave beam, a first beam splitter splitting the plane wave beam into a first reference laser beam and at least one ideal input beam, at least one second beam splitter, and an angle-magnifying optical element. The at least one second beam splitter... Agent:

20140268263 - Multi-channel simultaneous photostimulation: A photomanipulation device is described that includes multiple spatial light modulators (SLMs). By having more than one SLM, this device can simultaneously photomanipulate different areas with different wavelengths and/or it can rapidly switch between different areas with speeds faster than a single device is capable of. This device is particularly... Agent: Intelligent Imaging Innovations, Inc.

20140268264 - Spatial light modulator, holographic three-dimensional image display including the same, and method for modulating spatial light: A spatial light modulator, a holographic image display including the same, and a method for spatially modulating light. The spatial light modulator modulates a phase of light that is incident on a plurality of pixels and includes a variable refractive index layer that has a refractive index which is variable... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140268265 - Optical module for laser beam shaking: Apparatus for uniformizing light amount distribution by shaking line beams along a longitudinal axis direction is provided. The apparatus includes a mirror mount, a mirror, an actuator, and a deformation member. The mirror fixed to the mirror mount and includes a reflective surface. The actuator is disposed at a distance... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20140268266 - Optical scanner, image display apparatus, and head mounted display: An optical scanner includes a movable section, a frame body section, a first shaft section configured to connect the movable section and the frame body section, a fixed section, a second shaft section configured to connect the frame body section and the fixed section, a first distortion detecting element and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268267 - Optical scanner, actuator, image display device, and head-mounted display: An optical scanner includes: a movable portion that is provided with a light reflection portion and is swingable around a first axis; a frame body portion that is swingable around a second axis; a first shaft portion that connects the movable portion and the frame body portion; a fixed portion;... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268268 - Electrostatically steerable actuator: An electrostatically steerable actuator includes a gimbaled platform. A central portion of a rear side of the platform extends outward from the platform. A diameter of the central portion is substantially smaller than a corresponding diameter of the platform. An array of electrodes faces the rear side of the platform... Agent: Rit Technologies Ltd.

20140268269 - Method of forming a grid defining a first relative reference frame: A method of projecting into space, from a first object, a plurality of modulated lines to form a grid defining a first relative reference frame, the method includes projecting polarized light having a first orientation to form a horizontal grid line projecting from the first object and projecting polarized light... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC

20140268270 - Optical scanner, actuator, image display device, and head-mounted display: An optical scanner includes: a movable member having a light reflection portion and being configured to swing around a first axis; a frame body configured to swing around a second axis intersecting the first axis; a first shaft connecting the movable member and the frame body; a fixing member; a... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268271 - Optical deflector including meander-type piezoelectric actuators coupled by crossing bars therebetween: In an optical deflector including a mirror, a fixed frame surrounding the mirror, and first and second piezoelectric actuators of a meander-type provided opposite to each other with respect to the mirror, for rocking the mirror around an axis on a plane of the fixed frame, the first piezoelectric actuator... Agent: Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.

20140268274 - Display apparatus incorporating an elevated aperture layer and methods of manufacturing the same: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for displaying images. Some such apparatus include an array of display elements coupled to a substrate and an elevated aperture layer (EAL) suspended over the array of display elements. The EAL is coupled to the substrate, and includes, for each of the display... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140268275 - Display apparatus incorporating an interconnect-supporting elevated aperture layer: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for displaying images. Some such apparatus include a transparent substrate, a display element formed on the substrate, a light blocking elevated aperture layer (EAL) supported over the substrate by an anchor formed on the substrate, and an electrical interconnect disposed on the EAL... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140268273 - Integrated elevated aperture layer and display apparatus: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for displaying images. One such apparatus includes a substrate, an elevated aperture layer (EAL) defining a plurality of apertures formed therethrough, a plurality of anchors for supporting the EAL over the substrate and a plurality of display elements positioned between the substrate and... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140268272 - Mems shutter assemblies for high-resolution displays: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for providing compact shutter assemblies. Shutter assemblies can be formed in a more compact fashion, allowing for higher pixel-per-inch displays, by incorporating shutters that during actuation pass over or under portions of the actuators that control those shutters.... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140268276 - Detachable hybrid display comprising organic photoconductor-based electronic cover: A method and apparatus for displaying a reflective image in response to light emitted from an emissive display is disclosed. An apparatus includes an emissive display, a processor in communication with the emissive display, and an electronic cover proximate to the emissive display. The electronic cover includes a passive display... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140268277 - Image correction using reconfigurable phase mask: A display device includes a waveguide, a reconfigurable phase mask, and a controller. The controller dynamically reconfigures the reconfigurable phase mask so as to modulate display light in accordance with a detected position of an eye and/or a parameter for a shape of the waveguide. The waveguide transmits the modulated... Agent:

20140268278 - Optical polarimeter: A polarimeter is proposed that utilizes additional Stokes parameter measurements to determine both an average Stokes vector, as well as any rotation of the state of polarization around the Stokes vector. The optical polarimeter is configured to measure the state of polarization (SOP) under multiple, different conditions that yield both... Agent: Ofs Fitel, LLC

20140268280 - Color and pattern identifying and highlighting lenses: An optical film having electrochromatic characteristics that block selected wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum when activated by an electric signal configured to operate with a controller that activates the electromagnetic characteristics of the film.... Agent:

20140268279 - Fill port plugs for electrochromic devices: An electrochromic device including: a first substantially transparent substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; a second substrate having an electrically conductive material associated therewith; an electrochromic medium contained within a chamber positioned between the first and second substrates which includes: at least one solvent; at least one anodic... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268282 - Dimmable mirror assembly and method thereof: A manual dimmable mirror assembly includes a mirror element having a first substantially transparent substrate and a second substantially transparent substrate. The first and second substantially transparent substrates are substantially parallel and define a cavity that contains an electro-optic medium. The mirror assembly also includes an input device and a... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268281 - Electro-optic mirror system and method thereof: A system is configured to reduce glare form a trailing vehicle. The system may include a forward facing light sensor, partially enclosed in an interior mirror housing. This forward facing light sensor is configured to detect ambient light, such that the system can determine a day time condition or a... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268283 - Variable-emittance electrochromic devices and methods of preparing the same: Variable-emittance, electrochromic devices utilizing IR-active conducting polymers and methods of preparing the same are disclosed.... Agent: Ashwin-ushas Corporation, Inc.

20140268284 - Electrochromic display element and display device: Disclosed is an electrochromic display element, including a display substrate, an opposed substrate that is opposed to the display substrate, an opposed electrode being formed at a display-substrate-opposed side of the opposed substrate, a first display electrode and a first electrochromic layer being laminated at an opposed-substrate-opposed side of the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140268287 - Controlling transitions in optically switchable devices: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling transitions in an optically switchable device. In one aspect, a controller for a tintable window may include a processor, an input for receiving output signals from sensors, and instructions for causing the processor to determine a level of tint of the... Agent: View, Inc.

20140268288 - Electro-optic window assembly: An electro-optic window assembly is provided that includes a first substantially transparent substrate comprising: a first surface, a second surface, and a first peripheral edge; and a second substantially transparent substrate comprising: a third surface, a fourth surface, and a second peripheral edge. The first and second substrates define a... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268286 - Electrochromic lithium nickel group 6 mixed metal oxides: Multi-layer electrochromic structures comprising an anodic electrochromic layer comprising a lithium nickel oxide composition on a first substrate, the anodic electrochromic layer comprising lithium, nickel and a Group 6 metal selected from molybdenum, tungsten and a combination thereof, wherein (i) the atomic ratio of lithium to the combined amount of... Agent: Kinestral Technologies, Inc.

20140268285 - Transmittance control method of electrochromic component: A transmittance control method of electrochromic element, mainly comprising the following step: firstly, a total current flux input required is obtained by adding current value of each second together by the relationship between different current value and different rate of change of the electrochromic element obtained in terms of the... Agent: Tintable Smart Material Co., Ltd.

20140268289 - Variable transmission electrochromic window and associated aircraft window system: A variable transmission electrochromic window including: first and second substantially transparent substrates having electrically conductive materials associated therewith; an electrochromic medium contained within a chamber positioned between the first and second substrates which includes at least one solvent, at least one anodic electroactive material, at least one cathodic electroactive material,... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268290 - System and method for increasing coherence length in lidar systems: Various implementations of the invention compensate for “phase wandering” in tunable laser sources. Phase wandering may negatively impact a performance of a lidar system that employ such laser sources, typically by reducing a coherence length/range of the lidar system, an effective bandwidth of the lidar system, a sensitivity of the... Agent: Digital Signal Corporation

20140268291 - Thermochromic glazings: A thermochromic window system includes at least one substrate and a thermochromic layer applied onto the at least one substrate. The thermochromic layer includes at least two thermochromic films and at least one non-thermochromic colored film positioned between the thermochromic films. The at least one substrate can be selected from... Agent: Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

20140268299 - Colored composition and image display structure: A colored composition includes a pyrazolone methine dye having a solubility in n-hexane of 1% by mass or higher at 25° C. and 0.1 MPa and represented by the following Formula (1), and a non-polar solvent at a content of 70% by mass or higher with respect to a total... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140268293 - Display apparatus with narrow gap electrostatic actuators: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for incorporating tip-gap adjustment features (TGAF) in actuators of shutter assemblies. The TGAF are incorporated into a drive beam of the actuator during the formation of the shutter assembly over a mold. The TGAF are configured such that they develop a mechanical stress... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140268298 - Electrowetting display device: An electrowetting display device with first and second support plates and a seal arranged to bond the first and second support plates together. The second support plate is arranged to at least partly constrain outward movement of the seal.... Agent: Liquavista B.v.

20140268297 - Flexible liquid crystal display and flexible fluid display: A flexible liquid crystal display and a flexible fluid display are provided. The flexible liquid crystal display includes a first module, a second module, at least two supporting structures and a liquid crystal layer. The second module is disposed correspondingly to the first module. The supporting structures are separately disposed... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20140268295 - Hermetically sealed mems device and its fabrication: A hermetic package comprising a substrate (110) having a surface with a MEMS structure (101) of a first height (102), the substrate hermetically sealed to a cap (120) forming a cavity over the MEMS structure; the cap attached to the substrate surface by a vertical stack (130) of metal layers... Agent:

20140268296 - Insulated glazing unit and controller providing energy savings and privacy: An insulated glazing unit includes a spacer defining a framed area, first and second glazing panes attached to the spacer, a pane conductive layer on an inner surface of the first glazing pane, and a dielectric layer disposed on the pane conductive layer. A shade for use with the insulated... Agent: New Visual Media Group, L.L.C.

20140268294 - Mems shutter assemblies for high-resolution displays: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for generating images using dual-shutter shutter assemblies. Such shutter assemblies include two shutters that move over a common aperture to selectively obstruct the passage of light there through. In the closed position, portions of one of the shutters overlaps a portion of the... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140268292 - Multi-state shutter assemblies having segmented drive electrode sets: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus incorporating display elements having light modulators that can operate in more than two states. In some implementations, the light modulator assembly includes an electrostatic actuator that includes a load electrode coupled to a shutter and a drive electrode set positioned proximate to the... Agent: Pixtronix, Inc.

20140268300 - Packages of mems: The present invention provides a flip-chip package for MEMS device without time consuming wire-bonding. Bonding a silicon chip to a printed circuit board can be achieved by restricting the heat deformation of printed circuit board with adhered glass substrate which has similar heat expansion coefficient as silicon.... Agent:

20140268302 - Electrooptical device, electronic device, and control method for electrooptical device: Provided is an electrooptical device, an electronic device, a control method for an electrooptical device, and the like that can easily realize various characteristics that are difficult to realize with related art. An electrooptical device uses electrophoretic particles migrating in a dispersion medium for image display. The electrooptical device includes... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268301 - Low-emissivity panels including magnetic layers: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels that may include a first substrate. The first substrate may have a first side and a second side. The low emissivity panels may also include a magnetic fluid layer deposited over the first side of the first substrate... Agent: Intermolecular Inc.

20140268303 - Method and apparatus for electronically displaying information: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mass resolving aperture that may be used in an ion implantation system. Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mass resolving aperture that is segmented, adjustable, and/or presents a curved surface to the oncoming ion species that will strike the aperture.... Agent:

20140268304 - Method and apparatus for electronically displaying information: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mass resolving aperture that may be used in an ion implantation system. Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mass resolving aperture that is segmented, adjustable, and/or presents a curved surface to the oncoming ion species that will strike the aperture.... Agent:

20140268305 - Wavelength selective switch: A wavelength selective switch includes: a port array that includes an input port for inputting a signal light and an output port for outputting the signal light which are arranged in a first direction; a dispersive element that disperses the signal light in a second direction; a condensing element that... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

20140268307 - Apparatus for facilitating micro-rotational calibration for an nlo crystal enabled laser system: The invention pertains to an apparatus and a method for tuning and then locking a nonlinear crystal to the angle at which phase-matching occurs. It is particularly advantageous to conduct tuning automatically and in the field.... Agent:

20140268306 - Distributed thermal system for nonlinear optical frequency conversion: A laser frequency converter includes a first substrate material forming a first planar surface that includes a first nonlinear material situated along a portion of the first planar surface of the first substrate material to perform a frequency conversion of a laser signal. The frequency converter includes a second substrate... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

20140268308 - Tilt control through optical pump power adjustment: The adjustment of tilt in an optical signal path of a repeater. The repeater includes an optical pump that optically powers a rare-Earth doped fiber amplifier, which amplifies the optical signal. The optical signal path also includes Raman gain stage implemented in a previous optical fiber span in the optical... Agent:

20140268310 - Spun non-circular and non-elliptical core optical fibers and apparatuses utilizing the same: Optical fibers are provided for modal discrimination which include a central core and a cladding disposed about the central core. The central core has a non-circular and non-elliptical cross-section, and it is rotated about a central axis of the optical fiber along the length of the optical fiber at a... Agent: Nlight Photonics Corporation

20140268309 - Suppression of amplified spontaneous emission (ase) within laser planar waveguide devices: Described herein are devices and techniques for suppressing parasitic modes in planar waveguide amplifier structures. One or more of the side and end facets of a planar waveguide amplifier are angled with respect to a fast axis defined in a transverse plane perpendicular to a core region. A relationship between... Agent:

20140268311 - High-power double-cladding-pumped (dc) erbium-doped fiber amplifier (edfa): A high-powered double cladding (DC) pumped Ytterbium-free L-band Erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) for dense-wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) is disclosed. The DC pumped Ytterbium-free L-band EDFA comprises a length of DC Erbium-doped fiber (EDF) that has a low-index, large-diameter core. For some embodiments, the DC-EDF also comprises a trench that is... Agent: Ofs Fitel, LLC

20140268312 - Hybrid optical source with semiconductor reflector: A hybrid optical source that provides an optical signal having a wavelength is described. This hybrid optical source includes an edge-coupled optical amplifier (such as a III-V semiconductor optical amplifier) aligned to a semiconductor reflector (such as an etched silicon mirror). The semiconductor reflector efficiently couples (i.e., with low optical... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20140268313 - High power pulsed light generation device: A high power pulsed light generation device includes: a master clock generator that generates a master signal; an optical oscillator that generates a pulsed light synchronized with the master clock signal; an optical amplifier that amplifies the pulsed light emitted from the optical oscillator to output a high power pulsed... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.

20140268314 - Three-beam coherent beam combining system: Apparatus 110 and methods for the coherent beam combining of three beams 101, 102, 103 from laser sources. In one embodiment, a two-beam coherent combiner 27 comprises two laser sources 1, 2, a repeated pattern optical element 22 that functions as a two port diffractive beam combining element, and a... Agent:

20140268315 - Glass selection for infrared lens design: The invention relates to process for manufacturing infrared optical lenses that will transmit in multiple infrared bands, for example, lenses with multiple optical elements such as doublet and triplet lenses (i.e., achromatic, apochromatic, and superachromatic optical elements). The lens materials are selected on the basis of dispersion ratios and/or minimum... Agent: Schott Corporation

20140268316 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for production coatings of low-emissivity glass including a ternary alloy: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for forming low emissivity panels that may include a substrate and a reflective layer formed over the substrate. The low emissivity panels may further include a top dielectric layer formed over the reflective layer such that the reflective layer is formed between the... Agent: Intermolecular Inc.

20140268317 - High solar gain low-e panel and method for forming the same: Embodiments provided herein describe low-e panels and methods for forming low-e panels. A transparent substrate is provided. A reflective layer is formed above the transparent substrate. An over-coating layer is formed above the reflective layer. The over-coating layer includes first, second, and third sub-layers. The second sub-layer is between the... Agent: Intermolecular Inc.

20140268318 - Arrayed dual axis confocal microscopes: Various aspects as described herein are directed to apparatuses, methods, and systems including a sandwiched arrangement having a light-access port, a scanning mirror, an optics region, and a spacer. The spacer provides a light-directing optical region that separates the scanning mirror and the optics region, and includes a mirrored surface... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Stanford Junior University

20140268319 - Compact lens system and array: A compact lens system for imaging a sample comprising a substrate having a well formed therein. Index matching material is disposed in the well and a lens member is further disposed in the well in optical contact with the index matching material disposed in the well. A spacer member extends... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20140268320 - Image processing apparatus, microscope system, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes an image input unit configured to input a plurality of images acquired by imaging a specimen stained with non-fluorescent dye at a plurality of wavelength bands that are different from one another and a characteristic amount calculation unit configured to calculate a characteristic amount representing... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140268321 - Device for imaging electron microscope environmental sample supports in a microfluidic or electrochemical chamber with an optical microscope: A sample holder for optical microscopy that incorporates sample holders typically used in electron microscopy to maximize the correlation between optical and electron microscopy images and data.... Agent: Protochips, Inc.

20140268322 - Long-range optical device: A long-range optical device with at least one replaceable electrical energy storage device for supplying power to the long-range optical device, which energy storage device is disposed in a closable compartment of the device incorporating electrical contacts, wherein an adapter is provided which can be inserted in the compartment instead... Agent: Swarovski-optik Kg.

20140268323 - Combination optical aiming device for projectile weapons: A combination optical aiming device comprises a non-magnifying sight that includes an optic and a magnifying sight that includes an eyepiece and an objective. To reduce the vertical distance between viewing positions for the sights, the optic and the eye lens are truncated in order to position the optic predominately... Agent: Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

20140268324 - Method of displaying 3d images from 2d source images using a barrier grid: Methods and systems are described for use of a barrier grid to enable the perception of three-dimensional (3D) content from inherently two-dimensional (2D) captured images. When viewing the captured image as a photograph, transparency or image displayed on an electronic display such as LCD, plasma, or DLP, a spacer and... Agent: 3-d Virtual Lens Technologies, LLC

20140268325 - Patterned retarder film: Disclosed herein is a patterned retarder film for 3D display. The patterned retarder film includes a substrate, a patterned retarder layer and a micro-louver structure. The patterned retarder layer on the surface of the substrate has a plurality of first retardation micro structures and a plurality of second retardation micro... Agent: Benq Materials Corporation

20140268326 - Ophthalmic lens viewing sets for three-dimensional perception of stereoscopic media: The present invention discloses methods and apparatus for forming a Viewing Set of Ophthalmic Lenses for Three-dimensional Perception of stereoscopic media and includes the resulting Viewing Set devices. The Viewing Sets include a left Ophthalmic Lens and a right Ophthalmic Lens, wherein each Ophthalmic Lens includes a translation filter that,... Agent: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

20140268327 - Optically variable device exhibiting non-diffractive three-dimensional optical effect: An optically variable device includes a substrate and a plurality of optical elements formed in or on the substrate and being structured to provide a three-dimensional optical effect for a viewer when light is incident on the optical elements. The plurality of optical elements are arranged as a plurality of... Agent: Opsec Security Group, Inc.

20140268328 - Polarization grating stack: A stack of polarization gratings each having a grating pitch, the stack having a first end and a second end and, the polarization grating stack including N stages wherein one or more of the N stages in the stack comprise a first set of gratings which direct an incident beam... Agent:

20140268330 - Imaging with shaped highlight beam: A source light beam is split into an illumination beam and a highlight beam. The highlight beam can be controllably shaped into a shaped highlight beam based on a brightness analysis of an image to output. The illumination beam and the shaped highlight beam are combined and provided to an... Agent:

20140268329 - Polarized beam director and method: Incident differently-polarized light beams are separately directed and combined by one or two corner cube structures, each having one or two walls formed as a beam splitter. One incident light beam is passed, while the other incident light beam is reflected.... Agent: Micro-g Lacoste, Inc.

20140268331 - Patterns on glass for increased light transmission and/or light trapping: In one non-limiting embodiment, a transparency for use as a cover plate for a solar collector, window and/or room divider includes a major surface of a glass substrate having Brewster tetrahedrons to convert s-polarized light waves to converted p-polarized light waves to reduce the percent of light wave reflectance of... Agent: Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

20140268332 - Dye and pigment-free structural colors and angle-insensitive spectrum filters: Optical spectrum filtering devices displaying minimal angle dependence or angle insensitivity are provided. The filter comprises a localized plasmonic nanoresonator assembly having a metal material layer defining at least one nanogroove and a dielectric material disposed adjacent to the metal material layer. The dielectric material is disposed within the nanogroove(s).... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20140268334 - Polycarbonate resin and transparent film formed therefrom: The polycarbonate resin of the invention includes a first structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by a general formula (1), a second structural unit derived from a dihydroxy compound represented by a general formula (2), and a third structural unit derived from at least one dihydroxy compound selected... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation

20140268333 - Retardation film, and circularly polarizing plate and image display device each using the same: e

20140268335 - Systems and methods for inhibiting contamination enhanced laser induced damage (celid) based on fluorinated self-assembled monolayers disposed on optics: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for inhibiting contamination enhanced laser induced damage (CELID) based on fluorinated self-assembled monolayers (F-SAMs) disposed on optics. For example, a coating for inhibiting CELID to an optic disposed in a sealed gas environment or vacuum may include an F-SAM that includes... Agent: The Aerospace Corporation

20140268336 - Virtual image display apparatus: A virtual image display apparatus (head mounted display) that is worn around a head of a viewer and displays a virtual image includes a projection optical section that projects light that forms an image, a lens barrel that accommodates the projection optical section, a light-transmissive light guide member that causes... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268337 - Mutli-layer microprismatic retroreflective sheeting and method of manufacturing the same: A multi-layer microprismatic retroreflective film and a method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the film includes: (1) a prism layer including an acrylic polymeric material and containing microprisms, (2) a strengthening layer including a polymeric material different from the acrylic polymeric material and (3) a buffer section including... Agent: Aura Optical Systems, Lp

20140268338 - Reflector array optical device and method for manufacturing the same: A reflector array optical device has a plurality of dihedral corner reflector array optical elements which are disposed side by side on the same plane. Each of the dihedral corner reflector array optical elements has a substrate and a plurality of dihedral corner reflectors which each have at least two... Agent:

20140268339 - Multi-axis sector motor: A multi-axis motor includes a first elongate magnet member disposed in a first orientation and a second elongate magnet member disposed in a second orientation orthogonal to the first orientation and mechanically coupled to the first elongate magnet member. The first elongate magnet member is operable to adjust a first... Agent: Drs Rsta, Inc.

20140268340 - Telephoto zoom lens system and electronic apparatus including the same: Provided are a telephoto zoom lens system and an electronic apparatus including the telephoto zoom lens system. The telephoto zoom lens system includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power and is fixed when zooming and focusing, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140268341 - Planar diffractive optical element lens and method for producing same: A planar diffractive optical element (DOE) lens is described herein. The planar DOE lens includes a substrate. The planar DOE lens further includes a first layer, the first layer being formed upon the substrate. The planar DOE lens further includes a diffractive optical element, the diffractive optical element being formed... Agent: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

20140268343 - Light filter and analytical instrument and optical equipment using the same: A light filter has a first reflecting film and a second reflecting film opposed to each other, a first electrode, a second electrode, a third electrode, a fourth electrode, and a potential difference control unit, the first electrode and the third electrode are opposed at a first distance, the second... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268342 - Optical filter device, optical module, and electronic apparatus: An optical filter device includes a housing including a light passage hole making light incident on the inner side, an aperture on the outer side of the housing and limiting the light made incident on the incident light passage hole, and an interference filter on the inner side of the... Agent:

20140268344 - Interference filter, interference filter manufacturing method, optical module, electronic apparatus, and bonded substrate: A wavelength tunable interference filter includes a fixed substrate, a movable substrate, a fixed reflective film provided on the fixed substrate, a movable reflective film provided on the movable substrate so as to face the fixed reflective film, and a first bonding portion that bonds the fixed substrate and the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268345 - Interference filter, optical filter device, optical module, and electronic apparatus: A wavelength tunable interference filter includes a fixed substrate, a fixed reflection film that is provided on the fixed substrate, reflects part of incident light, and transmits at least part of the incident light, a movable reflection film that faces the fixed reflection film, reflects part of incident light, and... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140268346 - Apodized broadband partial reflectors having differing optical packets: A broadband partial reflector includes a first multilayer polymeric optical film having a total number of optical repeating units from a first side to a second side of the first multilayer polymeric optical film and a second multilayer polymeric optical film having a total number of optical repeating units from... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140268347 - Daylighting tube segment connection systems and methods: Certain disclosed embodiments provide internally-reflective tube assemblies for use in a tubular daylighting device configured to direct daylight into an interior of a building when installed on a roof of the building. A tube assembly may include multiple tube segments including connection projections, such as hook-type structures, for weaving or... Agent: Solatube International, Inc.

20140268348 - Anti-reflective coatings with porosity gradient and methods for forming the same: Embodiments provided herein provide anti-reflective coatings with porosity gradients and methods for forming such anti-reflective coatings. A transparent substrate is provided. A primary material and a sacrificial material are simultaneously deposited above the transparent substrate to form a coating above the transparent substrate. At least some of the sacrificial material... Agent: Intermolecular Inc.

20140268349 - Optical coatings with plate-shaped particles and methods for forming the same: Embodiments provided herein describe optical coatings, panels having optical coatings thereon, and methods for forming optical coatings and panels. A transparent substrate is provided. An optical coating is formed on the transparent substrate. The optical coating includes a plurality of plate-shaped silicon dioxide particles.... Agent: Intermolecular Inc.

20140268350 - Low reflectance glare optic: A rearview assembly is disclosed for use in a vehicle for providing a rearward view from the vehicle. In one example, the rearview assembly includes at least one substrate having a partially transmissive coating and a light sensor proximate the at least one substrate. The rearview assembly further includes a... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268351 - Switchable rearview mirror element with anti-reflection mechanisms for use with a display: The embodiments described herein generally relate to a rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle. More particularly, they relate to a rearview mirror assembly including a switchable reflective element and a display. The switchable reflective element is a type that is selectively switchable between a reflective mode and a transmissive mode.... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268352 - Devices for interleaving laser beams: A device for interleaving a plurality of laser beams (2a, 2b . . . ) that includes laser emitters (3a, 3b, . . . ) arranged along a first direction (X) at a predetermined first distance (P1) from each other to generate laser beams that are aligned parallel and run... Agent: Trumpf Photonics, Inc.

20140268353 - 3-dimensional (3-d) navigation: One or more embodiments of techniques or systems for 3-dimensional (3-D) navigation are provided herein. A heads-up display (HUD) component can project graphic elements on focal planes around an environment surrounding a vehicle. The HUD component can cause these graphic elements to appear volumetric or 3-D by moving or adjusting... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140268355 - Display mirror assembly: A display mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a partially reflective, partially transmissive element; and a full display module mounted behind the partially reflective, partially transmissive element, the display module having an optic block, and a display in optical communication with the optic block, the display being one an in-place... Agent: Gentex Corporation

20140268356 - Dynamic field of view throttling as a means of improving user experience in head mounted virtual environments: A head-mounted display (HMD) allows a user to view a virtual environment. The HMD displays a field of view to the user. However, the user may experience simulator sickness or motion sickness from viewing the field of view. The HMD is connected to a sensor which can monitor the user.... Agent: University Of Southern California

20140268354 - Optical system for head-mounted display: Disclosed is an optical system for a head-mounted display, in which image rays provided from a display device are diverged to form and provide an enlarged image. First, second, and third lenses or first, second, third, and fourth lenses are sequentially disposed from an object along an optical axis and... Agent: Sekonix Co., Ltd.

20140268359 - Head-up display device: A head-up display device includes a housing, an image light emitter disposed in the housing for emitting image light representing an image, and a mirror disposed in the housing for reflecting the image light in order to display the image light as a virtual image in a front visual field... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140268357 - Method of manufacturing an optical element, optical element and display device: An optical element, notably an optical element for creating a retractable sheet for use in a motor vehicle, has in the final state a three-dimensional shape resulting from forming of the optical element, the optical element being designed to have an extended shape comprising: a first main surface, a second... Agent:

20140268358 - Virtual image display device: A virtual image display device includes: an image projection device that projects an image light; a diverging element on which the image light emitted from the image projection device is incident, spreading the image light out over a range of a predetermined angle; and a light branching element that reflects... Agent: Hitachi Media Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140268360 - Head-mounted display: Methods and systems are disclosed for using a head-mounted display that may consist of an image projector mounted to the head that projects one or more images onto a screen in front of one or both of the user's eyes. Moreover, head-mounted displays may also include electronics to track the... Agent:

20140268361 - Lens assembly with integrated feedback loop for focus adjustment: This invention provides a removably mountable lens assembly for a vision system camera that includes an integral auto-focusing liquid lens unit, in which the lens unit compensates for focus variations by employing a feedback control circuit that is integrated into the body of the lens assembly. The feedback control circuit... Agent:

20140268362 - Imaging lens: The present invention relates to an imaging lens, the imaging lens including, in an ordered way from an object side, a first movable lens having a positive (+) refractive power, a second lens having a negative (−) refractive power, a third lens having a positive (+) refractive power, a fourth... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140268363 - Zoom optical system: Provided is a zoom optical system which includes, in order from an object, a first lens group having negative refractive power and other lens groups, and in which an interval between each lens group changes upon zooming, wherein the first lens group includes a first negative lens which is disposed... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140268365 - Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same: o

20140268364 - Zoom lens and image pickup device provided with the same: A zoom lens includes: a first lens unit having a positive refractive power; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power; a third lens unit having a positive refractive power; and a rear unit having two or more lens units, in the order from an object side to an... Agent:

20140268366 - Zoom lens and image pickup device including the same: A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive... Agent:

20140268367 - Imaging lens and imaging apparatus: wherein f is the focal length of the entire system, f1 is the focal length of the first lens group, d12 is a distance along an optical axis from the image side lens surface of the first lens to the object side lens surface of the second lens, TL is... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140268368 - Optical device for beam shaping: The invention concerns an optical device and its application to generate an adjustable wave front deformation of a laser beam and thus to generate an adjustable beam spot geometry in the focal plane of laser optics. For this purpose, a device is provided which allows adjusting and modifying a laser... Agent:

20140268369 - Miniature image pickup lens: A miniature image pickup lens includes a first lens, a second lens, an aperture, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens in sequence along an optical axis from an object side to an image side. The first lens is a negative meniscus lens with a convex aspheric... Agent: Kinko Optical Co., Ltd.

20140268370 - Lens system for redirecting light rays within a field of view toward a focal plane: A system for displaying an anamorphic image on a viewing surface comprises a screen having a viewing surface and an image source configured to display the anamorphic image on the viewing surface such that an image viewed on the viewing surface appears undistorted from a viewing point. In addition, the... Agent:

20140268371 - Apparatuses and methods to image surfaces with small spot-size and large field of view: Apparatuses and methods to image a flat surface with a spot-size that is about less than or equal to the wavelength of an incident planar electromagnetic wave, and with large field of view, are disclosed herein. More specifically, the apparatuses and methods disclosed herein utilize two hemispheres comprised of one... Agent: Northwestern University

20140268372 - Wafer level device and wafer level lens with concave and convex modeling: An exemplary wafer level device includes a first wafer and a second wafer. The first wafer has a concave modeling, and the second wafer has a convex modeling, wherein the first wafer and the second wafer are combined together by the concave modeling being engaged with the convex modeling. An... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited

20140268373 - Comfortable finger mounted optical device: A comfortable finger mounted optical device requiring an optical device, at least one bonding holder, strap, or elastic band sized to receive any finger(s) or thumb, and a base plate or case. The comfortable finger mounted optical device can have many different variations including, but not limited to, the incorporation... Agent:

20140268374 - Lens assembly and method for assembling the same: A lens assembly is disclosed, which includes a base and a lens barrel. The base has a front edge, a back edge opposite to the front edge and a passage penetrating the front edge and the back edge. The lens barrel is disposed in the passage and includes a lens... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited

20140268375 - Device for changing operating force of lens device: An outer tube body of a device for changing operating force is connected to a gear part of a zoom ring of a lens barrel to rotate the outer tube body together with the zoom ring. The outer tube body has a cylindrical shape and includes a hollow part into... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140268376 - Optical systems for mobile electronic devices: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to an optical system with a mounting component, a light conveyance member, and an optical component. The mounting component may be removably attached to a mobile electronic device, and light entering the optical component may be conveyed to an onboard camera of the mobile electronic... Agent: Premier Systems Usa, Inc.

20140268377 - Ultrathin coating for one way mirror applications: Systems and methods for improving the performance of one way mirror applications are disclosed. Methods consistent with the present disclosure include introducing a glass substrate into a processing chamber. The processing chamber comprises a sputter target assembly disposed over the substrate. Next, depositing metal silicide material within a plurality of... Agent: Intermolecular, Inc.

20140268378 - Drag reducing mirror assemblies for vehicles: A side-view mirror assembly for a vehicle is disclosed. The mirror assembly may generally include a mirror housing configured to support a mirror. The mirror housing may define an airfoil shape have a first side surface and a second side surface extending between a forward edge and an aft edge.... Agent:

20140268379 - Mirror bracket for a motor vehicle: A mirror bracket supports a mirror. A mirror bracket includes a base and an attachment member for attaching the base to a vehicle. A member moves relative to the base. The member is movable in a rotational or linear direction. The member is urged opposite to the rotational or linear... Agent: Quadratec, Inc.

20140268380 - Adaptively correctable light weight mirror: A light weight minor comprising a reflecting element adapted to receive shape adjustments or corrections from an actuated frame. Shape adjustments may be as simple as a uniform curvature, although saddle or higher order shapes are also possible. The frame may execute such adjustments by varying tension or by torsion,... Agent:

20140268381 - Optical module for a microlithography objective holding and supporting devices: Disclosed is an optical module for a lens, especially a microlithographic apparatus, comprising a first holding device with an inner circumference that extends in a first circumferential direction, and at least one first supporting device which is fastened to the inner circumference of said first holding device and is used... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20140268382 - Clear shot mirror mount: Clear Shot Mirrors are side view mirrors that are unique because the angles of the mirror base where the mirror head mounts, as well as the angle of the mirror spacer plate under the base, are different. These angles are changed to maximize inward adjustability of each mirror head, eliminating... Agent:

20140268383 - Reaction compensated tilt platform: A reaction compensated tilt platform assembly comprises a support base, and a reaction mass, pivotally coupled to the support base. A tilt platform which can function as or support a mirror is pivotally coupled to the support base. At least two linear actuator coil assemblies are carried by the reaction... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140268384 - Method of fabricating a color filter array using a multilevel structure: A method of fabricating a color filter array including providing substrate, forming a multilevel structure that is attached to the substrate, etching the multilevel structure to expose first wells in the multilevel structure, filling at least the first wells in the multilevel structure with the first color component, curing the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140268385 - Self-positioning light filtering device and replaceable filter: A self-positioning light filtering device including a rotational bearing having concentric outer and inner components rotatable relative to one another. The inner component defines an opening for receiving the tip or other component of a light-emitting device. A transparent filter member filters optically harmful light emitted from the light-emitting device.... Agent:

  
09/11/2014 > 110 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20140253986 - Image photography method, image photography play method, spatial lighting modulator, image play device, and digital hologram forming device: Submitted is an image photography play method which is suited to playing a stereoscopic video. The image photography method comprises: a step of forming a hologram pattern from a reference light and a subject light; a step of digitally processing the obtained hologram pattern; a step of writing the digitized... Agent: National University Corporation Toyohashi University Of Technology

20140253987 - Iterative phase retrieval with parameter inheritance: An iterative method of retrieving phase information in the Fourier domain representative of the nth frame of a sequence of 2D image frames. The method comprises using at least one parameter related to retrieval of phase information Fourier domain of the (n−1) frame as a starting point for the iterative... Agent: Two Trees Photonics Limited

20140253985 - System for order alignment of diffractively produced images: A system for order alignment of diffractively produced images is provided. The system comprises: a diffractive spatial light modulator (DSLM) configured to provide a computer generated hologram of an image; a substantially coherent light source configured to illuminate the DSLM which responsively produces the image along each of different diffractive... Agent: Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.

20140253988 - Hologram generating apparatus: A hologram generating apparatus and method. In one embodiment of the apparatus includes a base and a rigid platform. The rigid platform is movably coupled to the base. Several components are fixedly attached to the rigid platform and are movable relative to the base. For example, a source for emitting... Agent:

20140253989 - Projection apparatus: A projection apparatus has an optical device capable of diffusing coherent light beams, an irradiation unit to irradiate coherent light beams to the optical device so that the coherent light beams scan the optical device, a light modulator to generate a modulated image using coherent light beams incident on and... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd

20140253990 - Light shaping for imaging using holography: A plurality of light sources of different wavelength bands can be provided. An imaging device can be configured to modulate incoming light according to video image data and output modulated light. A projection lens can be positioned to project the modulated light. An optical combiner can be disposed between the... Agent: Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.

20140253991 - Accessory for reflecting an image from a display screen of a portable electronic device: The invention generally relates to accessories for portable electronic devices that offer a screen for displaying the contents of a display of an electronic device. The invention provides, for an electronic device, an accessory that includes a reflective screen including a material such as a beam splitter to re-display the... Agent: 360brandvision, Inc.

20140253992 - Mems scanning mirror field of view provision methods and apparatus: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques and configurations for an optoelectronic assembly including a MEMS scanning mirror. In one embodiment, the MEMS scanning mirror may include a micro-scale mirror configured to be rotatable about a chord axis of the mirror to deflect an incident light beam into an exit... Agent:

20140253993 - Light field display with mems scanners: A light field display device comprising an array of light field display elements, each display element comprising: a beam generator for generating an output beam of light; a radiance modulator for modulating the radiance of the beam over time; a focus modulator for modulating the focus of the beam over... Agent:

20140253994 - Z-axis focusing beam brush device and associated methods: A beam brush includes one lens fixed for receiving a laser beam propagating along a first beam axis, a retroreflector positioned for redirecting the laser beam onto a second beam axis through a change in beam path length, and a second lens transmitting the redirected beam. The retroreflector is rotatable... Agent:

20140253995 - Injection mold, optical component, optical scanning device, and image forming apparatus: There is provided an injection mold for molding an optical component including an optical surface, a non-optical surface separated from the optical surface, and a rib provided to an edge portion of the optical surface, and longer in a direction parallel to the optical surface than in a direction perpendicular... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140253996 - Laser cuts to reduce electrical leakage: One object of the present invention is to provide an electrochromic device having improved insulating film structure to reduce electrical leakage. The improved structure includes a lower conductive layer, upper conductive layer, an electrochromic electrode layer, a counter electrode layer, and at least one ion-conductor layer sandwiched between the electrochromic... Agent: Sage Electrochromics, Inc.

20140253997 - Islands-in-sea type photorefractive polymer composite, and photorefractive device and optical device including the same: Provided are an islands-in-sea type photorefractive polymer composite, and a photorefractive device and an optical device including the same. The islands-in-sea type photorefractive polymer composite includes at least a photoconductive polymer matrix, a nonlinear optical chromophore, and a plasticizer, as a sea component, and includes at least a photocharge generator... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140253998 - Optical amplifier and method of controlling optical amplifier: An optical amplifier comprising: a pumping light source supplying a pumping light to an optical fiber as an amplification medium; an ASE light power detector detecting an ASE light power including an external ASE power flowing from an upstream side outside an amplification signal band; and a control unit setting... Agent: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

20140253999 - Compact internal field of view switch and pupil relay: An optical system incorporating a compact internal field of view switch configured to switch the field of view of the optical system between a narrow field of view and a wide field of view while maintaining a constant exit aperture size. In one example the optical system includes an active... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140254000 - Infrared transparent film: The invention relates to a thermal infrared transparent polymer film suitable for use in an identification device, said film comprising an infrared transparent polymer matrix with a pigment dispersed therein, wherein the thickness of the polymer film is greater than 30 micron and wherein the polymer film has an average... Agent: Qinetiq Limited

20140254001 - Fabry-perot thin absorber for euv reticle and a method of making: A Fabry-Perot thin absorber for an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) reticle and a method of making is disclosed. Embodiments include forming a molybdenum/silicon (Mo/Si) multilayer on an upper surface of a substrate; forming a ruthenium (Ru) capping layer over the Mo/Si multilayer; forming an absorber cavity layer over the Ru layer;... Agent:

20140254002 - Substrate for controlling light transmission and process for manufacture thereof: A substrate for controlling the transmission of light therethrough has a light reflecting layer affixed to a light transmitting layer. The light reflecting layer is divided into a plurality of subdivisions arranged in a plurality of rows. Each subdivision has an area, is spaced apart from adjacent subdivisions, and has... Agent:

20140254003 - Reflective optical system and astronomical observation device using the same: A reflective optical system includes: a telescope section which includes a concave primary mirror and a concave secondary mirror; and a collimator section which includes at least one concave mirror disposed in a tilted manner with respect to an optical axis of the telescope section and at least one convex... Agent:

20140254005 - Microscope and method for spim microscopy: A method for SPIM microscopy, wherein the sample is moved continuously, and a plurality of images are taken at time intervals by means of a detection arrangement during the movement. The image capture duration or exposure time is dimensioned such that the movement path of the sample lies within a... Agent: Carl-zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

20140254004 - Sperm motility test device and method: Test kits for assessing male fertility include a sample holder defining an object plane, a lens, and a two dimensional light sensor defining an image plane arranged along a common linear axis. The distance between the object plane and the image plane may be no more than 50 mm, and... Agent: Church & Dwight Co., Inc.

20140254006 - Endoscope with image erecting device: An endoscope includes an image transmission device in a shank for transmitting an image from the distal end to the proximal end of the endoscope and an image erecting device for erecting an image registered by means of the endoscope. The image erecting device has a first face for angle-dependent... Agent:

20140254008 - Image display device and image display method: If a detected orientation of a device is turned 180 degrees from the upright direction, a three-dimensional image that can be viewed normally as a stereoscopic view can be displayed regardless of the orientation in which the device is used, by turning images that are to be viewed respectively by... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140254009 - Optical imaging apparatus: An optical imaging apparatus 10 disposing the first and the second reflective components 12, 14 abutting to or in proximity to each other when reflective surfaces 11, 13 of the first and the second reflective components 12, 14 are crossed when viewed from thereabove, the first and the second reflective... Agent: Asukanet Company, Ltd.

20140254007 - Parallax shutter barrier for temporally interlaced autostereoscopic three dimensional (3d) display apparatus: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus related to displaying 3D images. In one aspect, an apparatus includes an array of display elements and a plurality of parallax barrier shutters. Each parallax barrier shutter corresponds to one of the display elements and is configured to be driven into a first... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc. (qmt)

20140254010 - Protective shell capable of providing naked-eye 3d imaging effect: The present invention relates to a protective shell capable of providing naked-eye 3D imaging effect, and particularly relates to a protective shell of a handheld device capable of providing naked-eye 3D imaging effect to the handheld device. The protective shell includes a shell body and a 3D optical grating sheet.... Agent: National Taiwan University

20140254011 - Fabrication of coatable wire grid polarizers: A wire grid polarizer formed as a self-assembled coating on a substrate surface. Metal or other conductive nanowires are coated with a transparent dielectric material having a thickness approximately equal to one-half of the desired WGP wire spacing or pitch. A suspension of coated nanowires in a chromonic liquid crystal... Agent:

20140254012 - Polarization film and display device: w

20140254014 - Optical film, polarizing plate and liquid crystal display device:

20140254013 - Optical member with double rainbow film: An optical member for transmitting or reflecting light is provided. The optical member includes a base member that transmits or reflects light; and a double rainbow film attached on the base member. Preferably, the double rainbow film has an in-plane phase difference in a range of 8,000 nm to 11,000... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140254015 - Exterior mirror with spotter mirror: An exterior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes a principal reflective element, a wide angle auxiliary reflective element and a back plate. The principal reflective element is disposed at a principal reflective element region of the back plate and has a cutout at a corner region thereof. The wide... Agent: Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.

20140254016 - Optical element, method for manufacturing optical element, and projector: An optical element includes: a first glass substrate; a second glass substrate; a diffractive element disposed on the first glass substrate and made of a resin; a spacer disposed between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate and regulating a gap between the first glass substrate and the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140254017 - Photonic balls containing a microstructure of core-shell particles exhibiting angularly-independent structural color: A photonic assembly for observing a preselected color includes an assembly of colloidal particles in a continuous liquid phase, the colloidal particles comprising a core scattering center and a shell layer surrounding the core, wherein the core scattering center is selected to scatter light having a predetermined wavelength, and wherein... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20140254018 - Scattering enhanced thin absorber for euv reflective reticle and a method of making: A scattering enhanced thin absorber for a EUV reticle and a method of making thereof is disclosed. Embodiments include forming a multilayer on the upper surface of a substrate, forming a capping layer over the multilayer, forming one or more diffuse scattering layers over the capping layer, and etching the... Agent: Globalfoundries Inc.

20140254020 - Antiglare hard coat film: An antiglare hard coat film formed by providing an antiglare hard coat layer containing fine particles and a resin on a transparent film. When an average value of height in an evaluation region on a surface of the antiglare hard coat film is set at zero (0), a maximum cross... Agent: Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.

20140254019 - Optical element, imaging apparatus including the element, and method of manufacturing the optical element: A lens is obtained by injection molding. The lens includes a plurality of projections arranged on a surface at a pitch smaller than or equal to a predetermined value to reduce reflection of light with a wavelength equal to or greater than the pitch, and a gate mark formed on... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140254021 - Anti-glare sheet for image display device: l

20140254022 - Apparatus for speckle reduction, pulse stretching, and beam homogenization: Embodiments described herein relate to thermal processing of semiconductor substrates. More specifically, embodiments described herein relate to laser thermal processing of semiconductor substrates. In certain embodiments, a uniformizer is provided to spatially and temporally decorrelate a coherent light image.... Agent:

20140254023 - Display apparatus: A display apparatus including a display unit, a first reflector, a second reflector, a third reflector and a lens unit is provided. The display unit emits an image beam. The first reflector is disposed on a transmission path of the image beam. The second reflector is disposed on the transmission... Agent: Coretronic Corporation

20140254024 - Virtual image display device: In a virtual image display device, since the frame section has the support section for detachably fixing the auxiliary mounting member, which is disposed adjacent to the optical members, on the observer side of the optical members, by providing a variety of functions such as an optical function to the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140254025 - Liquid optics in a zoom lens system and imaging apparatus: A high performance zoom lens system suitable for use with a camera is disclosed. The zoom lens systems includes a movable lens group and a variable power stationary lens group employing liquid optics to provide optical performance over the zoom focal length range at focus distances from close to infinity.... Agent: Blackeye Optics, LLC.

20140254026 - Adjustable lens array with variable optical power: An adjustable lens includes a first lens member having a first corrugated surface, a second lens member having a second corrugated surface, and blackout regions disposed between the first and second corrugated surfaces. The first corrugated surface includes a periodic structure of alternating ridge and groove sections. The second corrugated... Agent: Google Inc.

20140254027 - Projection zoom lens and projection type display device:

20140254028 - Lens positioning structure for zoom lens: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an optical module that includes a mechanical structure to adjust a zoom level or focus of the optical module.... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd.

20140254029 - Photographing lens assembly: A photographing 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 positive first lens element has a convex object-side surface.... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140254030 - Image capturing system: An image capturing 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 at... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140254031 - Imaging lens assembly: An imaging 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 positive first lens element has a convex object-side surface at a paraxial region. The negative second lens... Agent: Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

20140254032 - Asymmetric aberration correcting lens: An asymmetric aberration correcting lens is described. In one or more implementations, a lens includes multiple lens elements that are configured to focus an image from an imaging component. The multiple lens elements include an optical lens element that is configured to redirect the image so that the image passes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140254034 - Lens module: There is provided a lens module, including: a first lens having an extended portion, a second lens in contact with the extended portion to be aligned with the first lens, and a third lens in contact with the extended portion to be aligned with the second lens. In the lens... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140254033 - Translational optic alignment locking device: An optical device includes a housing enclosure, a lens cell holder mounted to the housing enclosure by a retainer, a lens assembly mounted to the lens cell holder such that the lens assembly is configured to translate in an axial direction; and a radial space defined between the lens cell... Agent: Exelis, Inc.

20140254035 - Icws periscope: A periscope construction having a ballistic guard formed inside a protective housing, and optical system mounted therein having first and second blocks of optical material mounted at opposite ends; first and second reflective surfaces, and the object and eyepiece viewing surfaces of the respective blocks being generally parallel and forming... Agent:

20140254036 - Optical module for an objective: Disclosed is an optical module for a lens, especially a microlithographic apparatus, comprising a first holding device with an inner circumference that extends in a first circumferential direction, and at least one first supporting device which is fastened to the inner circumference of said first holding device and is used... Agent: Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

20140254037 - Mirror comprising a silvering-modifying layer: A colored mirror includes a transparent substrate and a reflective layer, including a coloring layer between the substrate and the reflective layer, the coloring layer including a matrix and a colorant. Furthermore, a process for preparing a mirror including a transparent substrate and a reflective layer, a coloring layer between... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France

20140254038 - Color filter and display: A color filter provided in the invention includes a substrate, a first color filter pattern and a second color filter pattern. The substrate has at least one first pixel region and at least one second pixel region adjacent to the first pixel region. The first color filter pattern is disposed... Agent: E Ink Holdings Inc.

20140254039 - Color filter substrate and method of manufacturing the same: A color filter substrate includes a plurality of color filters and a first dummy pattern. The color filters are formed in a display area. The color filters include a plurality of colors. The first dummy pattern is formed in a peripheral area surrounding the display area. The first dummy pattern... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

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