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02/04/16
20160037142 
 Image display apparatus and image display method patent thumbnailImage display apparatus and image display method
An image display apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a light source section, one or more reflection type light modulators, an optical system, and a light shielding plate. The light source section includes at least one or more laser light sources.
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037110 
 Image sensor and  driving image sensor, and image capturing apparatus using the same patent thumbnailImage sensor and driving image sensor, and image capturing apparatus using the same
According to one example embodiment, an image sensor is configured to operate in a plurality of operation modes. The image sensor includes a pixel array including unit pixels configured to generate an analog image signal from incident light, a readout circuit configured to generate a digital image signal by converting the analog image signal, and a control module configured to generate control signals for controlling operations of the pixel array and the readout circuit according to an operation mode of the image sensor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035773 
 Semiconductor image sensors having channel stop regions and methods of fabricating the same patent thumbnailSemiconductor image sensors having channel stop regions and methods of fabricating the same
A semiconductor device includes a light-receiving element which outputs electric charges in response to incident light, and a drive transistor which is gated by an output of the light-receiving element to generate a source-drain current in proportion to the incident light, wherein the drive transistor include a first gate electrode, a first channel region which is disposed under the first gate electrode, first source-drain regions which are disposed at respective ends of the first channel region and that have a first conductivity type, and a first channel stop region which is disposed on a side of the first channel region, and that separates the light-receiving element and the first channel region, the first channel stop region having a second conductivity type that is different from the first conductivity type.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160035315 
 User interface apparatus and user interface method patent thumbnailUser interface apparatus and user interface method
A user interface apparatus and a method of improving user interface are provided. The user interface apparatus may detect a change in an incident light and may control a display to represent the detected change in the light to be overlaid on image content.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033784 
 Optical components patent thumbnailOptical components
Various optical components are disclosed herein, which have diffraction gratings formed by modulations of at least portions of their outer surfaces. The gratings exhibit gradually varying characteristics that vary over the surface portion so as to gradually vary the manner in which the incident light is diffracted at different points on the surface portion.

02/04/16
20160033757 
 Projector optimized for modulator diffraction effects patent thumbnailProjector optimized for modulator diffraction effects
An optical system that includes a micro-mirror array optical modulator that can selectively modulate an incident light beam having a defined narrow spectral bandwidth to encode data thereon based on commands to an on-state or an off-state of a micro-mirror. The micro-mirror array optical modulator can redirect light by diffraction and reflection to provide an output modulated light beam that exhibits a diffraction handedness dependent described by an arrangement of diffraction orders that depend in part on the narrow spectral bandwidth of light incident thereupon.
Imax Europe Sa


02/04/16
20160033688 
 Double-lens structures and fabrication methods thereof patent thumbnailDouble-lens structures and fabrication methods thereof
A double-lens structure and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The double-lens structure includes a first lens structure formed of a color filter layer having a first refractive index and a second lens structure formed of a micro-lens material layer having a second refractive index and disposed on the first lens structure.
Visera Technologies Company Limited


02/04/16
20160033642 
 Linear mode computational sensing ladar patent thumbnailLinear mode computational sensing ladar
Laser light pulsed to illuminate and reflect from at least one object is received at a digital micro-mirror device including an array of mirrors each of which may be selectively controlled to be oriented to either reflect incident light onto a detector or not. The detector outputs a signal representative of an amount of light sensed.
Raytheon Company


02/04/16
20160033402 
 Method for localized surface plasmon resonance sensing system patent thumbnailMethod for localized surface plasmon resonance sensing system
A method for a localized surface plasmon resonance (lspr) sensing system is disclosed. The lspr sensing system has an optical detection system and a test specimen with metal nanoparticles arranged in an anisotropic periodic manner that generates a phase signal of the lspr sensing system.
National Cheng Kung University


01/28/16
20160028983 
 Solid-state image pickup device and camera module patent thumbnailSolid-state image pickup device and camera module
According to an embodiment, a solid-state image pickup device is provided. The solid-state image pickup device includes a sensor substrate, microlenses, and a flattened layer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


01/28/16
20160027828 

Image sensors


Image sensors are provided. The image sensors can include a photodiode in a substrate configured to generate signal charges based on incident light, a charge storage unit positioned at a side of the photodiode configured to temporarily store the signal charges generated by the photodiode, and a shield metal on the charge storage unit and on the substrate..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027823 

Backside illumination image sensor and image-capturing device


A backside illumination image sensor that includes a semiconductor substrate with a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements and a read circuit formed on a front surface side of the semiconductor substrate, and captures an image by outputting, via the read circuit, electrical signals generated as incident light having reached a back surface side of the semiconductor substrate is received at the photoelectric conversion elements includes: a light shielding film formed on a side where incident light enters the photoelectric conversion elements, with an opening formed therein in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element; and an on-chip lens formed at a position set apart from the light shielding film by a predetermined distance in correspondence to each photoelectric conversion element. The light shielding film and an exit pupil plane of the image forming optical system achieve a conjugate relation to each other with regard to the on-chip lens..
Nikon Corporation


01/28/16
20160027822 

Solid-state image pickup element, image pickup apparatus, electronic apparatus, and production method


Provided is a solid-state image pickup element including: a sensor unit configured to generate an electrical signal in response to incident light; a color filter covering the sensor unit; and a lens configured to concentrate the incident light into the sensor unit via the color filter and formed by a laminated film made of a predetermined lens material. The lens is formed on the color filter without providing a planarization layer for removing a difference in level in the color filter..
Sony Corporation


01/28/16
20160025987 

Laser-diode bar lighting device


A lighting device (1) including at least one laser-diode bar with a plurality of emitters arranged adjacently to one another in a first direction and able to emit sub-beams during operation. The sub-beams having a lower beam divergence in a first direction that forms a slow-axis direction than in a second direction that forms a fast-axis direction and is perpendicular to the first direction.
Limo Patentverwaltung Gmbh & Co. Kg


01/28/16
20160025962 

Display device


[problem] to provide a display device capable of improving the transmittance of light at an opening that passes light while maintaining high reflectivity in a reflective layer. [resolution means] use a metal film and an reflection increasing film to configure a reflective layer provided in an element substrate to effectively utilize light of a light source.
Pixtronix, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025920 

Optical member and display device including the same


An optical member including a wavelength conversion layer to convert a wavelength of an incident light; an upper anti-reflective layer of at least two layers disposed on a first surface of the wavelength conversion layer; and a lower anti-reflective layer of at least two layers disposed under a second surface of the wavelength conversion layer opposite to the first surface. Further, wherein the at least two layers of the lower anti-reflective layer have different refractive indices..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025618 

Spectral ellipsometry measurement and data analysis device and related systems and methods


Spectral ellipsometry measurement systems are provided including a polarizer that rotates at a first angle and adjusts a polarizing direction of incident light of a measurement sample; a compensator that rotates at a second angle, different from the first angle, and adjusts a phase difference of the incident light; an analyzer that rotates at a third angle and adjusts a polarizing direction of light reflected on the measurement sample; a detector that detects a spectral image from the reflected light; a controller that controls one of the polarizer, the compensator, and the analyzer according to polarizer-compensator-analyzer (pca) angle sets including the first to third angles; and a processor that receives, from the detector, a first spectral image corresponding to a first pca angle set and a first wavelength and a second spectral image corresponding to a second pca angle set and a second wavelength, different from the first wavelength, and generates a polarizer-compensator-analyzer rotating (pcar) spectral matrix using the first and second spectral images.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025567 

Angle limiting reflector and optical dispersive device including the same


The invention relates to angle-limiting optical reflectors and optical dispersive devices such as optical spectrum analyzers using the same. The reflector has two reflective surfaces arranged in a two-dimensional corner reflector configuration for reflecting incident light back with a shift, and includes two prisms having a gap therebetween that is tilted to reflect unwanted light and transmit wanted light.
Jdsu Deutschland Gmbh


01/28/16
20160025564 

Electronic device and information processing method


The present disclosure discloses an electronic device and an information processing method. The electronic device comprises a light detection unit, including a photonic crystal layer configured to reflect and transmit light with a first wavelength in a first incident light according to a voltage applied to the photonic crystal layer; and a photosensitive layer arranged at a light transmission side of the photonic crystal layer and configured to detect a first parameter of a first transmission light transmitted through the photonic crystal layer when the light with the first wavelength is reflected by the photonic crystal layer, and detect a second parameter of a second transmission light transmitted through the photonic crystal layer when the light with the first wavelength is transmitted through the photonic crystal layer; and a processing unit configured to form a spectrum of the first waveform according to the first parameter and the second parameter..
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025563 

Photonic optical sensor and use thereof


The system may include a photonic optical sensor including a photonic crystal and an incident light source arranged so as to project light onto the photonic optical sensor, and such that the photonic optical sensor returns a portion of the light projected onto the photonic optical sensor as returned light. The system may further include a detector positioned with respect to the photonic optical sensor so as to detect the returned light.
Idaho State University


01/28/16
20160025523 

Demodulation system for 3d-matrix multi-channel fiber optic sensing


A demodulation system for 3d-matrix multi-channel fiber optic sensing includes a wavelength swept optical source that generates an incident light, an optical frequency domain reflector and a balanced detector connected with the wavelength swept optical source through a fiber circulator. The optical frequency domain reflector includes a first optical path and a second optical path with a frequency shifter arranged on one or both of the optical paths.
Andol Technology Inc.


01/28/16
20160024680 

Methods for producing white appearing metal oxide films by positioning reflective particles prior to or during anodizing processes


The embodiments described herein relate to anodic films and methods for forming anodic films. The methods described can be used to form anodic films that have a white appearance.
Apple Inc.


01/28/16
20160022182 

Probe for non invasive optical monitoring


A probe for use in monitoring one or more parameters of a subject is provided. The probe comprises a monitoring assembly comprising at least one acoustic port for transmitting acoustic radiation into a region of interest in the subject, at least one light output port for transmitting incident light towards the region of interest, and at least one light input port for receiving light returned from the subject.
Or-nim Medical Ltd.


01/28/16
20160022139 

Ophthalmic surgical microscope with adaptive optics for optical wavefront compensation


An ophthalmic surgical microscope can include a first light source configured to project a first light beam at an observer's eye. The microscope can include a first wavefront sensor.
Novartis Ag


01/21/16
20160019409 

Identification recognition device and operating an identification recognition device


An identification recognition device includes a light emission module, a light sensing module, a pulse scanning unit, a fingerprint scanning unit and a controller. The light sensing module is used to generate first light currents and second light currents according to first reflecting light and second reflecting light.
Au Optronics Corp.


01/21/16
20160018590 

Light guide plate, light source device and display apparatus


Provided are a light guide plate which has a notch part formed at one edge part thereof and emits light made incident on the other edge part side from a light source through one surface thereof, such that it is possible to prevent the incident light from being irregularly reflected on the side face forming the notch part, and prevent an occurrence of stray light around the notch part, a light source device and a display apparatus. A side face forming the notch part has, on a light source side, an inclined face which is obliquely formed with respect to the incident light or a parallel face which is formed parallel to the incident light..
Sakai Display Products Corporation


01/21/16
20160018583 

Backlight unit


A backlight unit includes at least one light source configured to emit light and a light guide plate including a light incident surface and a light emitting emitting surface. The light from the light source is incident on the light incident surface and the incident light is emitted through the light emitting surface.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160018263 

Infrared absorption spectroscopy


The present invention relates to an infrared absorption spectroscopy apparatus including an infrared transparent substrate comprising a first and second surface, an array of plasmonic nano-antennas arranged on the first surface of the infrared transparent substrate, a flow cell for holding a liquid to allow spectroscopy measurements in a liquid environment, the array of plasmonic nano-antennas being located inside the flow cell, an optical source providing an incident light probe signal incident on at least a part of the array of plasmonic nano-antennas via the second surface of the infrared transparent substrate, and an optical element to collect reflected light signal reflected by said part of the array of plasmonic nano-antennas.. .

01/21/16
20160018262 

Optical filter and optical measuring device employing the same


Provided are an optical filter and an optical measuring device employing the optical filter. The optical filter comprises at least one pixel.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/21/16
20160018261 

Monochromator comprising vibration resistant moveable optical elements


A monochromator has at least one optical grating which is rotatable in relation to incident light of a source of light, a drive unit to rotate the optical grating by a connected drive rod around a longitudinal axis, and a control unit to control the drive unit and thereby the rotation of the optical grating. The drive unit further has a first damping element with at least one electrical conductive surface, and a second damping element which provides at least one magnetic field having a magnetic axis which penetrates the electrical conductive surface.
Tecan Trading Ag


01/21/16
20160018066 

Lighting arrangement


The present invention concerns a lighting system, which comprises: a laser light source for radiating light; a wavelength conversion element for receiving the radiated light from the light source and for re-emitting wavelength converted white light; and a reflector element for reflecting the light received from the wavelength conversion element. The reflector element comprises a reflective surface and a micro-patterned surface comprising an array of micro-focal elements.
Intel Corporation


01/14/16
20160014353 

Unit pixel of image sensor, image sensor, and computing system having the same


A unit pixel of an image sensor includes a charge generation unit, a signal generation unit, and a ground control transistor. The charge generation unit generates photo-charges in response to incident light and provides the photo-charges to a floating diffusion area in response to a transmission control signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160013226 

Image sensor and an image capturing apparatus including the image sensor


An image sensor includes a pixel array. The pixel array includes a plurality of sensing pixels and at least two focusing pixels adjacent to each other.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160011564 

Beam splitting device


A beam splitting device includes a phase modulating device which provides a phase difference between a first polarization component and second polarization component of incident light that have mutually perpendicular planes of polarization, and at least one birefringent lens which splits the light passed through the phase modulating device into a first beam having the first polarization component and a second beam having the second polarization component, and which causes the first beam and the second beam to emerge along a common optical axis, and converting at least one of the first and second beams into a convergent light. The phase modulating device includes a liquid crystal layer which is aligned so that long axes of liquid crystal molecules are oriented in the first direction, and two transparent electrodes which are disposed opposite each other by sandwiching the liquid crystal layer therebetween, and the phase modulating device causes a phase difference proportional to a voltage applied between the two transparent electrodes to occur between the first polarization component and the second polarization component..
Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd.


01/14/16
20160011346 

High incidence angle retroreflective sheeting


A retroreflective sheeting is disclosed which comprises a top transmissive layer including a plurality of parallel channel formed perpendicular to a surface of the layer, and a reflective bottom layer including a specular surface or a corrugated transmitting surface. The corrugated surface includes a plurality of linear prismatic elements extending perpendicular to the channels of the top layer.

01/14/16
20160011340 

Microlens color shift control


Some implementations disclosed herein include a dual lens system capable of maintaining a substantially constant color within a well-defined angular range of light incident on a reflective pixel. Each reflective pixel (or subpixel) of a display may include a primary lens and a field lens.
Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.


01/07/16
20160006995 

Image sensor including color separation element and image pickup apparatus including the image sensor


An image sensor includes a pixel array having a bayer pattern structure including a first pixel row in which first pixels and second pixels are alternately provided and a second pixel row in which additional ones of the second pixels and third pixels are alternately provided, a first element to control light of a first wavelength band to travel in directions toward left and right sides of the first element and to control light of a second wavelength band of the incident light to travel in a direction directly under the first element, and a second element to control light of a third wavelength band to travel in the directions toward the left and right sides of the second element and to control the light of the second wavelength band to travel in a direction directly under the second element.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005908 

Beam splitting of solar light by reflective filters


A photovoltaic system is described that improves energy efficiency (conversion of solar energy to electrical energy) by beam-splitting, via reflective filters, the incident solar light into a reflective portion and an exit portion. The reflective portion and the exit portion are directed to respective photovoltaic cells that convert the incident light energy into electrical energy.
King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals


01/07/16
20160005781 

Backside illuminated image sensor and manufacturing the same


A backside illuminated (bsi) image sensor device includes: a first substrate including a front side and a back side; a second substrate bonded with the first substrate on the front side; and a blocking layer between the first substrate and the second substrate. The first substrate includes an image sensor, and the image sensor is configured to collect incident light entering from the back side.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005777 

Solid state imaging device, producing solid state imaging device, and electronic apparatus


A solid state imaging device includes: a substrate; a photoelectric conversion unit that is formed on the substrate to generate and accumulate signal charges according to light quantity of incident light; a vertical transmission gate electrode that is formed to be embedded in a groove portion formed in a depth direction from one side face of the substrate according to a depth of the photoelectric conversion unit; and an overflow path that is formed on a bottom portion of the transmission gate to overflow the signal charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit.. .
Sony Corporation


01/07/16
20160004925 

Method and image capturing and simultaneous depth extraction


A system for image capturing and depth extraction includes a camera and a data processor. The camera includes: a spectrum coded aperture including at least two regions that pass spectrum channels of an incident light field which are different from each other; and a sensor configured to record the at least two spectrum channels to form an image captured in a sensor basis.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160004147 

Wavelength conversion device, light-emitting device and projection system


Disclosed are a wavelength conversion device, a light-emitting device and a projection system, comprising a wavelength conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite each other. The first surface receives an excitation light.
Appotronics Corporation Limited


01/07/16
20160003994 

Phase gratings with odd symmetry for high-resolution lensless optical sensing


Image-sensing devices include odd-symmetry gratings that cast interference patterns over a photodetector array. Grating features offer considerable insensitivity to the wavelength of incident light, and also to the manufactured distance between the grating and the photodetector array.
Rambus Inc.


01/07/16
20160003990 

Display


A display includes a transparent base having one surface on which a structure-forming layer, a light reflection layer and a protective layer are sequentially laminated. The light reflection layer reflects part of the incident light, while transmitting therethrough the rest of the light.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160003984 

Laminated film and display device


A laminated film including a support; an optical functional layer on a surface side of the support and condenses or diffuses incident light; and a hard coat layer of at least 150 nm thick which is provided on the outermost layer of b surface side that is opposite to the a surface side of the support and has an inorganic component formed of a hydrolyzate of alkoxysilane or a uv curable resin as a main component, has excellent brightness. The hard coat layer has high hardness and the adhesiveness between the hard coat layer and a support is excellent..
Fujifilm Corporation


01/07/16
20160003451 

An arrangement comprising an optical device and a reflector


According to an embodiment of the present inventive concept there is provided an arrangement 4 comprising: an optical device 8 including a radially inner beam forming portion 10 and a radially outer portion 12, at least partly enclosing the radially inner portion 10. The arrangement 4 further comprises a reflector 6 arranged to reflect, in a first direction towards the radially outer portion 12, light emitted by a light source 2 such that a first optical path is formed from the light source 2 to the radially outer portion 12, via the reflector 6.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/07/16
20160003450 

Member for cotrolling luminous flux, fabricating the member, display deivce, and light emitting device


A member for controlling luminous flux according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes an optical path changing unit embedded in a matrix and including scattering particles scattering incident light, and an optical direction adjustment unit including a coupling surface attached to the optical path changing unit to receive the light scattered from the optical path changing unit, and a refractive surface refracting the received light and emitting the refracted light, whereby an optical diffusion performance of the member for controlling luminous flux according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention can enhance an optical diffusion performance.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160003448 

Color filter layer, color film substrate and display apparatus


A color filter layer, a color film substrate including the color filter layer, and a display apparatus including the color filter substrate are provided. The invention relates to the field of display technology and can solve the problem that the color membrane substrates in the prior art have a relatively low utilization ratio of light.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.


12/31/15
20150382026 

Compressive sense imaging


Systems and methods for compressive sense imaging are provided. In one aspect, incident light reflecting from an object is received via an aperture array and a sensor and intermediate compressive measurements are generated using compressive sequence matrices that are determined based on the properties of the aperture array and the sensor.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


12/31/15
20150381916 

Solid-state imaging device, driving the solid-state imaging device, and electronic device


A solid-state imaging device including a photoelectric conversion portion photoelectrically converting incident light into signal charge and accumulate the signal charge, a plurality of signal lines including a transfer signal line to which a transfer signal for reading the signal charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion portion to a floating diffusion region is input, a driver circuit inputting a plurality of desired signals into the plurality of signal lines including the transfer signal line, and a terminal circuit connected to a side opposite to a side of the transfer signal line where the driver circuit is connected and to which a control signal for securing the transfer signal line at a constant voltage is input before a desired signal of the plurality of desired signals with respect to a signal line adjacent to the transfer signal line of the plurality of signal lines is input to the signal line adjacent to the transfer signal line.. .
Sony Corporation


12/31/15
20150380456 

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus


A solid-state imaging device includes, in a semiconductor substrate, a pixel portion provided with a photoelectric conversion portion, which photoelectrically converts incident light to obtain an electric signal and a peripheral circuit portion disposed on the periphery of the pixel portion, wherein a gate insulating film of amos transistor in the peripheral circuit portion is composed of a silicon oxynitride film, a gate insulating film of amos transistor in the pixel portion is composed of a silicon oxynitride film, and an oxide film is disposed just above the photoelectric conversion portion in the pixel portion.. .
Sony Corporation


12/31/15
20150380448 

Back side illuminated semiconductor structure with semiconductor capacitor connected to floating diffusion node


There is provided a back side illuminated semiconductor structure with a semiconductor capacitor connected to a floating diffusion node in which the semiconductor capacitor for reducing a dimension of the floating diffusion node is provided above the floating diffusion node so as to eliminate the influence thereto by incident light and enhance the light absorption efficiency.. .
Pixart Imaging Inc.


12/31/15
20150378083 

Spread illuminating apparatus


A spread illuminating apparatus includes a light source that emits white light, and a light guide plate including an incident light surface which is an end surface at which the light source is disposed and an emitting part that emits light which has entered from the incident light surface in a spread pattern from an emitting surface. The light guide plate includes an incident light wedge part between the incident light surface and the emitting part, the incident light wedge part including an inclined surface and tapering in thickness from the incident light surface side toward a forward direction.
Minebea Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150373254 

Image pickup apparatus, control apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium


An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup unit configured to receive an incident light beam from regions of a pupil of an optical system different from each other to output a first image signal and a second image signal, and a calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value while relatively shifting the first and second image signals from pixels included in a predetermined range to calculate a defocus amount, and the calculation unit is configured to change a size of the predetermined range so that a center of a visual field range relative to a position of a target pixel does not vary depending on a shift amount between the first and second image signals.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/24/15
20150372048 

Solid-state image pickup device


A solid-state image pickup device includes a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion section that generates an electric charge in accordance with incident light and a junction field-effect transistor that outputs an image signal in accordance with the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion section. The solid-state image pickup device includes a first element isolation region using an insulator and a second element isolation region using a pn junction, the first element isolation region and the second element isolation region being arranged in a region in which the plurality of pixels are arranged..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/24/15
20150371835 

Photomultiplier and its manufacturing method


The present invention relates to a photomultiplier having a structure for making it possible to easily realize high detection accuracy and fine processing, and a method of manufacturing the same. The photomultiplier comprises an enclosure having an inside kept in a vacuum state, whereas a photocathode emitting electrons in response to incident light, an electron multiplier section multiplying in a cascading manner the electron emitted from the photocathode, and an anode for taking out a secondary electron generated in the electron multiplier section are arranged in the enclosure.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


12/24/15
20150370390 

Anti-newton-ring film and touch panel


An anti-newton-ring film for effectively preventing generation of newton rings in a resistive touch panel is provided. The anti-newton-ring film is obtained, with the use of a liquid phase containing one or more polymers, one or more curable resin-precursors, and a solvent, through a step for forming a phase-separation structure by spinodal decomposition of (i) a plurality of polymers, (ii) a combination of a polymer and a curable resin-precursor, or (iii) a plurality of curable resin-precursors, from the liquid phase concurrent with evaporation of the solvent, and a step for curing the resin-precursor to form an anti-newton-ring layer.
Daicel Corporation


12/24/15
20150370077 

Beam splitting system for laser ranging


A beam splitting system for laser ranging includes a roof half-pentaprism, an isosceles prism and a compensating prism. Due to different compensating prisms, there are four light splitting combinations in total.
Jinhua Lanhai Photoelectricity Technology Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150370057 

Method for operating a light microscope and optical assembly


The invention relates to a method for operating a light microscope, which comprises at least the following components: a modulator diaphragm for restricting a light cross-section, a sample plane, which is located in a beam path behind the modulator diaphragm and in which a sample can be positioned, a phase ring, which is arranged in the beam path behind the sample plane and along the cross-section of which incident light can be differently influenced, and a pupil camera for capturing a pupil image. The method involves the following steps: with the aid of a beam splitter, which is located in the beam path in front of the phase ring, light that emanates from the sample is guided in part to the pupil camera and in part to the phase ring; a pupil image, which is not influenced by the phase ring, is recorded and a sample image is simultaneously emitted; with the aid of electronic image processing means in the recorded pupil image, the position and size of an image of the modulator diaphragm, which is influenced by a sample but not influenced by the phase ring, is measured; a relative displacement between the phase ring and the modulator diaphragm is performed on the basis of the measured position and of the measured size of the image of the modulator diaphragm with the aid of electronic control means.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh


12/24/15
20150369994 

Backlight assembly and display device having the same


A backlight assembly includes a light source, a circuit board on which the light source is disposed, a light guide plate in which light emitted from the light source is incident on one surface and the incident light is emitted to another surface, a bottom chassis configured to accommodate the light guide plate, and a fixing frame coupled to the bottom chassis and configured to fix the circuit board. The fixing frame includes a first fixing frame on which the circuit board is disposed and a second fixing frame separably coupled to the first fixing frame and disposed on a bottom surface of the bottom chassis..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150369987 

Backlight assembly and display device having the same


A backlight assembly is provided. The backlight assembly includes a light source, a light guide plate, a light collimation unit, and a guide groove.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150369662 

Optical sensing module, optical mechanism of spectrometer, and spectrometer


The present application discloses an optical sensing module, an optical mechanism of a spectrometer, and a spectrometer. An optical sensing module according to one embodiment comprises an optical sensing component and an optical fiber.
Oto Photonics Inc.


12/17/15
20150365640 

Color separation element array, image sensor including the color separation element array, and image pickup apparatus including the color separation element array


A color separation element array includes a plurality of color separation elements arranged in two dimensions and separating an incident light according to a wavelength such that, of the incident light, a light of a first wavelength is directed to a first direction and a light of a second wavelength that is different from the first wavelength is directed to a second direction that is different from the first direction, in which each of the plurality of color separation elements includes a first element and a second element that are sequentially arranged according to a traveling direction of the incident light, and the first element and the second element of at least one of the plurality of color separation elements are shifted with respect to each other.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150365617 

Image sensors and methods for controlling an image sensor


According to various embodiments, an image sensor may be provided. The image sensor may include: a plurality of pixel cells, each pixel cell configured to convert incident light to an electric signal indicating the intensity of the incident light; a pixel determination circuit configured to determine a pixel cell of the plurality of pixel cells based on light incident to the plurality of pixel cells; and an output circuit configured to output the electrical signal of the determined cell..
Nanyang Technological University


12/17/15
20150362723 

Optical grating phase modulator for laser interference photoetching system


An optical grating phase modulator for a laser interference photoetching system is composed of a substrate, an optical grating, an electric motor and an optical grating positioner. The optical grating, the electric motor and the optical grating positioner are all mounted on the substrate.
Tsinghua University


12/17/15
20150362715 

Laser microscope apparatus


By using a ppd as a detector, photon count loss is reduced to the utmost, and the incident light-intensity range in which light can be detected is widened. Provided is a laser microscope apparatus including an objective lens that collects return light from a specimen; a collimator lens that converts the return light collected by the objective lens into a substantially collimated beam, a ppd including a plurality of pixels that detect the return light converted to a substantially collimated beam by the collimator lens; and a controller that makes the beam diameter of the return light incident on the ppd substantially equal to an effective detection area of the ppd, formed by the plurality of pixels..
Olympus Corporation


12/17/15
20150362688 

Single-photon camera


A nanophotonic device comprises at least two segments, wherein each segment comprises a grating coupler for receiving incident light and a superconducting stripe located on a substrate, wherein the grating coupler is optically coupled to a superconducting stripe of a superconducting single-photon detector. The nanophotonic device further comprises at least two further segments which do not comprise a superconducting stripe, wherein the grating couplers in the further segments constitute an optical reference port for aligning an optical fiber array to the nanophotonic device, wherein an optical coupling is provided between at least two of the optical reference ports.
Karlsruher Lnstitut Für Technologie


12/10/15
20150357369 

Solid-state imaging device


A solid-state imaging device according to an aspect of the present invention includes: an imaging area including a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns, each of the plurality of pixels converting incident light into a pixel signal; a column signal line provided for each of the columns, for reading out the pixel signal; and a current source connected to the column signal line, in which the current source includes: three transistors connected in series and provided between the column signal line and a gnd line; and a transistor having a drain and a source each of which is connected to a different one of connection points connecting adjacent ones of the three transistors.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150357363 

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus


A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel having a photoelectric conversion element which generates a charge in response to incident light, a first transfer gate which transfers the charge from the photoelectric conversion element to a charge holding section, and a second transfer gate which transfers the charge from the charge holding section to a floating diffusion. The first transfer gate includes a trench gate structure having at least two trench gate sections embedded in a depth direction of a semiconductor substrate, and the charge holding section includes a semiconductor region positioned between adjacent trench gate sections..
Sony Corporation


12/10/15
20150356990 

Interfering near field transducer for energy assisted magnetic recording


An apparatus for energy assisted magnetic recording of a storage disk includes a plurality of dielectric waveguide cores configured to receive incident light energy from an energy source and direct the incident light energy to a target, and a near field transducer (nft) formed at an air bearing surface of a magnetic recording device. The nft is configured to focus the light energy received from the plurality of waveguide cores and to transmit the focused light energy onto the storage disk surface to generate a heating spot on the storage disk.
Western Digital (fremont), Llc


12/10/15
20150355442 

Portable decorative object including an illuminated region


The present invention relates to a portable decorative object including a transparent part including at least one reflective inclined edge oriented so as to receive an incident ambient light perpendicular to an upper face of the transparent part, the inclined edge being oriented so as to send back the perpendicular incident light to inside the transparent part. The object includes a decorative region arranged inside the transparent part, illuminated by the light reflected by the inclined edge..
Homdec


12/10/15
20150355420 

Coupling device having a stamped structured surface for routing optical data signals


An optical coupling device for routing optical signals for use in an optical communications module, in which defined on a base are a structured surface having a surface profile that reshapes and/or reflect an incident light, and an alignment structure defined on the base, configured with a surface feature to facilitate positioning an optical component on the base in optical alignment with the structured surface to allow light to be transmitted along a defined path between the structured surface and the optical component. The structured surface and the alignment structure are integrally defined on the base by stamping a malleable material of the base.
Nanoprecision Products, Inc.


12/10/15
20150355398 

Light emitting arrangement using light guides


A light emitting arrangement comprising two light emitting elements (32, 32a) arranged along a longitudinal direction of the light emitting arrangement, and at least one light guide (34) each partly covering the light emitting surface of a first of the light emitting elements and having an entrance surface (35) arranged to receive incident light from the first light emitting element (32) and an exit surface (36) arranged to emit at least a portion of the incident light received by the entrance surface. The light guide is arranged such that the exit surface (36) is located between the first light emitting element (32) and a second light emitting element (32a) and is oriented to emit light in the general lighting direction.
Koninklijke Phillips N.v.


12/10/15
20150355106 

Miniaturized imaging wafer edge


Disclosed are methods and apparatus for imaging a rounded edge of a sample, such as a wafer with a beveled edge. In one embodiment, the system includes a curved diffuser having an internal surface for positioning towards the rounded edge of the sample and an external surface opposite the internal surface and light sources for generating a plurality of illumination beams adjacent to a plurality of positions on the external surface of the diffuser so that the diffuser outputs uniform light onto the rounded edge of the sample at a wide range of incident angles.
Kla-tencor Corporation


12/10/15
20150355022 

An enabling wide-field polarimetry


A polarimetry apparatus comprising a plurality of flexible light conduits each having first and second ends, and a respective polarization modulator associated with each light conduit, wherein each light conduit is configured to receive incident light from a different predetermined region in space via the first end, and deliver said light to a detector unit via the second end, and wherein the polarization modulator is configured to modulate the polarization of the light to enable a partial or complete polarization state of the incident light to be determined by the detector unit for each light conduit.. .
Universiteit Leiden


12/10/15
20150354789 

Spectrally controllable light valve


A system may include: a light valve exposed to incident light from an external light source. The light valve may independently modulate multiple wavelength bands of the incident light that are transmitted through the light valve and into an environment that the system illuminates.
Telelumen, Llc


12/10/15
20150354784 

Optical member and display device including the same


Disclosed are an optical member and a display device including the same. The optical member includes a wavelength conversion layer to convert a wavelength of an incident light, and an impact absorbing layer on the wavelength conversion layer..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150352859 

2-d straight-scan on imaging surface with a raster polygon


A 2-d scanning system uses a fast-rotating raster-polygon as a single scanning component to produce straight scan lines over a 2-d image surface. An approach angle of incident light beams to the raster-polygon is selected to minimize pin-cushion distortion of scan lines introduced by polygon scanning on the image surface, and a tilt angle of the rotational axis of the raster-polygon is selected to position said polygon-scanning distortion symmetrically on the image surface.
Prysm, Inc.


12/03/15
20150350630 

Image projection apparatus


Provided is an image projection apparatus including: one or more light sources; one or more illumination optical systems; a first reflection-type light valve group including three light valves and being configured to modulate incident light based on first image information; a second reflection-type light valve group including three light valves and being configured to modulate incident light based on second image information; a first prism-type photosynthesizing member having a function of synthesizing, on one optical axis, light that is reflected by the first reflection-type light valve group; a second prism-type photosynthesizing member having a function of synthesizing, on one optical axis, light that is reflected by the second reflection-type light valve group; and a prism-type beam splitter configured to synthesize, on one optical axis, light that has been reflected by the first reflection-type light valve group and light that has been reflected by the second reflection-type light valve group.. .
Sony Corporation


12/03/15
20150349150 

High speed photosensitive devices and associated methods


High speed optoelectronic devices and associated methods are provided. In one aspect, for example, a high speed optoelectronic device can include a silicon material having an incident light surface, a first doped region and a second doped region forming a semiconductive junction in the silicon material, and a textured region coupled to the silicon material and positioned to interact with electromagnetic radiation.
Sionyx, Inc.


12/03/15
20150349012 

Solid-state image pickup device and image pickup device


Provided is a solid-state image pickup device in which a first substrate and a second substrate are laminated and electrically connected by connection units. The first substrate includes: a plurality of pixel units which are disposed in a matrix shape and output signals corresponding to amounts of incident light; and first wiring units which connect the pixel units and the connection units.
Olympus Corporation


12/03/15
20150349002 

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus


A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface..
Sony Corporation


12/03/15
20150348856 

Planarization method, polishing wafer, and cmp system


A planarization method is provided. The planarization method includes providing a wafer, in which the wafer includes a work function layer, a surface layer formed on the work function layer and oxidized from the work function layer, and a planarization layer disposed on or above the surface layer, performing a chemical-mechanical planarization (cmp) process on the planarization layer, providing an incident light to a surface of the wafer under the cmp process, detecting absorption of the incident light by the surface layer; and stopping the cmp process in response to an increase in the detected absorption of the incident light..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150346524 

Method and testing operation of an optical liquid crystal device


Methods and apparatus for testing operation of a single or multiple tunable active optical device(s) operated by one or more driving electrodes are described. Test methods and apparatus are provided for device testing without necessarily requiring direct physical contact with the driving electrodes.
Lensvector Inc.


12/03/15
20150346475 

Focus detection unit and optical apparatus


A focus detection unit to adjust a focal point of an image, of an object, formed by an optical system includes a first output section, a second output section, and a projection optical system. The first output section includes a first light modulation element configured to generate a first pattern image based on incident light and is configured to output the generated first pattern image.
Mitutoyo Corporation


12/03/15
20150346468 

Off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces


An off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces includes a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, a tertiary mirror, and an image sensor. The primary mirror is located on an incident light path.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150346076 

Nanoparticle analyzer


The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for detecting and analyzing individual nanoparticles of the same, similar, or different sizes co-existing in a fluid sample using multi-spectral analysis. A plurality of light sources may be configured to produce a plurality of light beams at different spectral wavebands.
The Regents Of The University Of California


12/03/15
20150346022 

Off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces


An off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces includes an aperture, a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, a tertiary mirror, and a detector. The aperture is located on an incident light path.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150341580 

Imaging device and driving the same


In an imaging device including a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels is arranged, each of the pixels including first and second photoelectric conversion units, and a micro lens that collects incident light to the first and second photoelectric conversion units, in a first frame period, a first signal based on a signal electric charge generated in the first photoelectric conversion unit and a second signal based on a signal electric charge generated in at least the second photoelectric conversion unit are read out from a plurality of pixels included in a part of the pixel array, and in a second frame period, a third signal based on the signal electric charges generated in the first and the second photoelectric conversion units is read out from a plurality of pixels included in another part of the pixel array.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


11/26/15
20150340523 

Transparent electrode optical device, method, and applications


An optical device including a shaped electrode on a substrate thereof utilizes total internal reflection to provide improved transmission of electromagnetic radiation (‘light’) to the substrate compared to standard electrode designs that involve flat electrode surfaces. Redirection of incident light by a tilted or otherwise shaped contact or material added on the contact provides otherwise reflected light to an open surface region of the substrate.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.


11/26/15
20150340401 

Imaging device


An imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate comprising a first semiconductor; and a unit pixel cell provided to the semiconductor substrate. The unit pixel cell includes: a photoelectric converter that includes a pixel electrode and a photoelectric conversion layer, the photoelectric converter converting incident light into electric charges; a charge detection transistor that includes a part of the semiconductor substrate and detects the electric charges; and a reset transistor that includes at least a part of a first semiconductor layer comprising a second semiconductor and initializes a voltage of the photoelectric converter.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150340400 

Stacked solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus


A stacked solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate that are stacked on each other, a photoelectric conversion unit that converts incident light into an electrical signal, an electrode portion that is provided on the first substrate and has an exposed surface exposed to the outside in order to deliver an electrical signal to and from the outside, a connection portion that electrically connects a first contact portion provided on the first substrate and a second contact portion provided on the second substrate, and a wiring portion that is provided on the first substrate and electrically connects the electrode portion and the first contact portion in which the connection portion is arranged so as not to overlap the exposed surface when seen from a stacked direction in which the first substrate and the second substrate are stacked on each other.. .
Olympus Corporation


11/26/15
20150340394 

Imaging device


An imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a unit pixel cell provided to a surface of the semiconductor substrate. The unit pixel cell includes: a photoelectric converter that includes a pixel electrode and a photoelectric conversion layer located on the pixel electrode, the photoelectric converter converting incident light into electric charges; a charge detection transistor that includes a part of the semiconductor substrate and detects the electric charges; and a reset transistor that includes a first gate electrode and initializes a voltage of the photoelectric converter.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150340393 

Imaging device


An imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate and at least one unit pixel cell provided to a surface of the semiconductor substrate. Each of the at least one unit pixel cell includes: a photoelectric converter including a pixel electrode and a photoelectric conversion layer located on the pixel electrode, the photoelectric converter converting incident light into electric charges; a charge detection transistor that includes a part of the semiconductor substrate and detects the electric charges; and a reset transistor that includes a gate electrode and initializes a voltage of the photoelectric converter.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150339813 

Identifying and measuring reticulocytes


Methods and systems for identifying reticulocytes in a blood sample deposited on a substrate include: illuminating the sample with incident light at two different wavelengths, obtaining a two-dimensional image of the sample corresponding to a first one of the wavelengths, and obtaining a two-dimensional image of the sample corresponding to a second one of the wavelengths; analyzing the images to identify a set of representative red blood cells; determining an area of each of the red blood cells in the set; determining a color value of each of the red blood cells in the set; and, for each one of the red blood cells in the set, identifying the red blood cell as a reticulocyte if the area of the red blood cell exceeds an area cutoff value and the color value of the red blood cell is less than a color cutoff value.. .
Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc


11/26/15
20150338676 

Optical device, interrogating a volume with an illumination pattern


In one embodiment, the optical device for generating an illumination pattern has a beam splitter and a pattern generator mounted in series and optically coupled one with the other. The beam splitter and the pattern generator are configured to cooperate one with the other in formatting an incident light beam into the illumination pattern.
Osela Inc.


11/26/15
20150338675 

Color filter and preparation method thereof, and display device


A color filter, a display device using the color filter, and a method for preparing the color filter are provided. The color filter is provided with a plurality of pixel regions in one-to-one correspondence to light within a plurality of different wavebands, respectively.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150338657 

Display device


A display device includes a first optical part that reflects at least part of incident light and a projection part that projects image light including the image information. The first optical part includes a first base, a reflective layer, a second base, and an intermediate layer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


11/26/15
20150338345 

One dimensional photonic crystals for enhanced fluorescence based sensing, imaging and assays


Techniques for enhanced fluorescence include a functionalized substrate for a target optical frequency comprising a one dimensional photonic crystal that is functionalized with a bioactive target molecule that has an affinity for a particular analytic. The one dimensional photonic crystal includes a plurality of dielectric layers including a plurality of high index of refraction layers alternating with a plurality of low index of refraction layers.
The University Of Maryland, Baltimore


11/26/15
20150338057 

Side-emitting led lens, and backlight unit and display device comprising same


Disclosed is a side-emitting led lens including: a lower surface including an incident surface with light emitted from the led chip thereon; an upper surface formed to total-reflect directly incident light among light beams incident on the incident surface; and a side surface for connecting the lower surface and the upper surface and formed to emit directly incident light among light total-reflected by the upper surface and light incident on the incident surface, out of the lens. The upper surface is formed to total-reflect light that is emitted from an end point of a light emitting surface of the led chip, positioned at the same side as an arbitrary point on the upper surface based on an optical axis of the led chip, and incident on the arbitrary point on the upper surface, towards the side surface..
Anycasting Co., Ltd.


11/19/15
20150334330 

Solid-state image capture device and image capture device


A solid-state image capture device includes a plurality of pixels and a first substrate and a second substrate in which circuit elements constitutes the pixels are disposed and which are electrically connected by a connection unit. The pixels includes: photoelectric conversion elements disposed in the first substrate and generating signals corresponding to amounts of incident light; sample hold capacities disposed in the second substrate and holding output signals corresponding to the signals generated by the photoelectric conversion elements; and a clamp capacitor disposed in the second substrate, shared by the plurality of pixels, and clamping voltages of the output signals held in the plurality of sample hold capacities.
Olympus Corporation


11/19/15
20150334326 

Image sensor and stacked structure thereof


There are provided an image sensor and a stacked structure thereof. The image sensor includes a pixel array in which a plurality of unit pixels for generating an output signal in accordance with incident light are arranged, a first amplifier having a first input dynamic range, and a second amplifier having a second input dynamic range that is larger than the first input dynamic range.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


11/19/15
20150334320 

Solid-state imaging device


According to one embodiment, there is provided a solid-state imaging device including a charge storage portion and a photoelectric conversion portion. The charge storage portion is formed of a first semiconductor material.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba




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