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Image capturing apparatus

Image capturing apparatus

Scanning image flow cytometer

Scanning image flow cytometer

Scanning image flow cytometer

Method for operating optical sensor circuit, and method for operating display apparatus provided with optical sensor…

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11/20/14
20140340892
 Particle detectors patent thumbnailParticle detectors
A beam detector including a light source, a receiver, and a target, acting in cooperation to detect particles in a monitored area. The target reflects incident light, resulting in reflected light being returned to receiver.
11/20/14
20140340488
 Image capturing apparatus patent thumbnailImage capturing apparatus
In order to provide an image capturing apparatus with a simple configuration that can acquire a parallax image, the image capturing apparatus comprises an image capturing element including photoelectric converting elements that are arranged two-dimensionally and photoelectrically convert incident light into an electrical signal, and an aperture mask including apertures provided to correspond one-to-one with the photoelectric converting elements and positioned in a manner to pass light from different partial regions in a cross-sectional region of the incident light, and a diaphragm that changes shape while maintaining a state in which width of a diaphragm aperture in an arrangement direction of the different partial regions is greater than width of the diaphragm aperture in a direction orthogonal to the arrangement direction.. .
11/20/14
20140339446
 Scanning image flow cytometer patent thumbnailScanning image flow cytometer
An image flow cytometer has a flow chamber with a flow channel formed therein to permit a microparticulate sample to flow through the flow channel. An irradiation optical system irradiates the sample in the channel with incident light in an irradiation spot smaller than a selected representative size, e.g., smaller than the sample.
11/20/14
20140339400
 Method for operating optical sensor circuit, and method for operating display apparatus provided with optical sensor circuit patent thumbnailMethod for operating optical sensor circuit, and method for operating display apparatus provided with optical sensor circuit
In a method of operating an optical sensor circuit (11) in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, main reset is performed prior to sensing of incident light with use of a pin diode (4) and, between the main reset and next main reset, auxiliary reset is performed so that a potential of a cathode terminal of the pin diode (4) is reduced within a predetermined range within which storage of carriers is not induced in an intrinsic region of the pin diode (4).. .
11/20/14
20140338725
 System for generating photovoltaic power patent thumbnailSystem for generating photovoltaic power
The present invention relates to a system for generating photovoltaic power. The system for generating photovoltaic power is characterized by including: a light collection part shaped like a dome bulged outward and having a light condenser lens unit for condensing incident light rays; a light diffusion part having a light diffusion lens unit for diffusing the light rays collected by the light collection part; and a solar panel for receiving the light rays diffused by the light diffusion part..
11/13/14
20140334007
 Optical element stacks for the direction of light patent thumbnailOptical element stacks for the direction of light
Provided herein are devices and associated methods for the direction of light, e.g. Sunlight.
11/13/14
20140333732
 Image sensor, imaging device and image processing device patent thumbnailImage sensor, imaging device and image processing device
To obtain image data including a parallax in the vertical direction and image data including a parallax in the horizontal direction, it has been necessary to prepare imaging devices individually at the positions corresponding to the respective viewpoints. Hence, provided is an image processing element including: photoelectric converting elements that are arranged two-dimensionally and convert incident light to electric signals, respectively; and aperture masks provided on the photoelectric converting elements, wherein photoelectric converting element groups each including n photoelectric converting elements are arranged cyclically where n is an integer equal to or larger than 4, and apertures in the aperture masks are positioned lopsidedly to be axisymmetric to each other with respect to each of two orthogonal axes defined on the two-dimensional arrangement of each photoelectric converting element group..
11/13/14
20140332668
 Imaging apparatus, electronic device, photostimulated luminescence detection scanner, and imaging method patent thumbnailImaging apparatus, electronic device, photostimulated luminescence detection scanner, and imaging method
The imaging apparatus includes a light uniformizing unit. The light uniformizing unit included in the imaging apparatus substantially uniformizes distribution of photons in an orthogonal direction toward an optical axis of incident light, which is incident to an imaging element in the imaging apparatus and the number of photons of which is to be detected, a plurality of pixels being arranged to the imaging element.
11/13/14
20140332667
 Light source unit and image reading device patent thumbnailLight source unit and image reading device
The light source unit comprises a light source emitting visible light and light of a non-visible wavelength; a rod-like light guide at the end of which the light source is provided and within which incident light from the light source is propagated in the long axis direction; a reflector that is linear along the long axis direction and provided on the contour surface of the light guide; and a support member encompassing the reflector and light guide, having a given width in the direction perpendicular to the long axis direction, and provided with an opening extending along the long axis direction. The reflector and support member are formed by a reflecting material containing a substance reflecting the light of a non-visible light wavelength and reflecting the visible light and light of a non-visible light wavelength..
11/06/14
20140329330
 Soil testing systems and methods thereof patent thumbnailSoil testing systems and methods thereof
A soil tester is disclosed, and comprises a housing and a sampling apparatus. The housing includes an interior sampling chamber configured to receive a sample container.
11/06/14
20140328558
Optical receptacle and optical module including the same
An optical receptacle disposed between a photoelectric conversion device and an optical fiber includes a light separating section for separating incident light into monitor light and fiber coupled light, which section includes a segmented reflective surface and a segmented transmitting surface. The reflective surface for reflecting light as monitor light is disposed in a segmented manner with spaces in a segmentation direction.
11/06/14
20140327909
Method for exciting a sub-wavelength inclusion structure
The invention concerns a method for exciting a sub-wavelength inclusion structure, comprising: providing a first medium having a first refractive index ni and a second medium having a second refractive index nt, wherein ni>nt, wherein the sub-wavelength inclusion structure is arranged at a boundary between the first and second media, wherein the sub-wavelength inclusion structure exhibits polarizability properties; and directing light through the first medium towards the sub-wavelength inclusion structure. The angle of the incident light to the normal of the boundary, θi, is such that, for a given set of: frequency of the light; surface density of inclusions; average polarizability of the inclusion structure at the frequency; first refractive index; and second refractive index, θi fulfils at least one of the relations for s-polarized light and for p-polarized light described herein..
11/06/14
20140327897
Exposure device and method for producing structure
In order to exposure interference fringes to photoresist and form a desired irregular pattern, it is necessary to know the cycle of the interference fringes in advance. In order to confirm the cycle of the interference fringes beforehand, conventional techniques include observing the formed irregular pattern with the use of a microscope or measuring a diffraction angle of incident light and repeating processes of exposure, development, and observation (measurement) while slightly changing incident angles of light fluxes for the formation of the interference fringes until a desired cycle is confirmed.
11/06/14
20140327763
Image acquisition apparatus
An image acquisition apparatus includes: an image acquisition lens that focuses light from a subject; an imaging device that detects an image signal by capturing the light focused by the image acquisition lens; and a microlens array that is provided between the imaging device and the image acquisition lens so that there is a space, in the direction of the optical axis, between the microlens array and a focal plane of the image acquisition lens, in which the microlens array is formed by setting, in an array in a direction intersecting the optical axis, a plurality of microlenses that each focus incident light to form an image in an imaging plane of the imaging device and that are of two or more types having an identical focal distance and different effective diameters.. .
11/06/14
20140326922
Sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques
The present invention generally relates to sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques. In one aspect, the invention is directed to determining and/or imaging light from two or more entities separated by a distance less than the diffraction limit of the incident light.
11/06/14
20140326884
Room-temperature quantum noise limited spectrometry and methods of the same
In one embodiment, a heterodyne detection system for detecting light includes a first input aperture configured to receive first light from a scene input, a second input aperture configured to receive second light from a local oscillator input, a broadband local oscillator configured to provide the second light to the second input aperture, a dispersive element configured to disperse the first light and the second light, and a final condensing lens coupled to an infrared detector. The final condensing lens is configured to concentrate incident light from a primary condensing lens onto the infrared detector, and the infrared detector is a square-law detector capable of sensing the frequency difference between the first light and the second light.
11/06/14
20140326416
Method for separating a layer from a composite structure
The disclosure relates to a method for separating a layer from a composite structure, the structure comprising a composite stack formed from at least a support substrate, which is partially transparent at a determined wavelength, the layer to be separated and a separation layer interposed between the support substrate and the layer to be separated, the method comprising irradiation of the separation layer through the support substrate by means of incident light ray at the determined wavelength in order to induce weakening or separation by exfoliation of the separation layer, the light ray being inclined so as to form an angle of incidence Θ such that θ>θmin, where θmin=sin−1((n1/n0)sin(tan−1(s/2h))), n1 and n0, respectively, being the refractive index of the support substrate and the refractive index of the external medium in contact with the support substrate, from which the ray comes, s being the width of the ray and h being the thickness of the support substrate.. .
11/06/14
20140326305
Solar cell and method for manufacturing same
Disclosed are a solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same. The solar cell comprises asymmetric nanowires each of which has an angled sidewall, and thus incident light can be concentrated at a p-n junction portion by means of a total reflection phenomenon of light caused by the difference between the refractive indices of a semiconductor layer and a transparent electrode layer, and light absorption may increase due to an increase in the light travel distance, thus improving photoelectric efficiency.
10/30/14
20140323323
Silicon-based photonic crystal fluorescence enhancement and laser line scanning instrument
A silicon-based photonic crystal includes a silicon substrate, a first dielectric with a grating structure formed therein, and a second dielectric with a higher index of refraction that covers at least a portion of the grating structure. The first dielectric can be formed on the silicon substrate, or a fabry-perot optical cavity can be formed between the silicon substrate and the first dielectric.
10/30/14
20140321155
Light guide plate structure controlling uniformity from central portion to edge, and lighting lamp using same
The objective of the present invention is to orient an led emitting surface not toward an upper surface, but rather toward a portion of a light guide plate on which the light is incident by using the scattering pattern of the light guide plate, and then maintain the uniformity of the distribution of the light emitted from the light guide plate by means of a scattering pattern of the light guide plate, in order to increase light-emitting efficiency. Provided is a light guide plate structure controlling light uniformity from a central portion to an edge, which includes said light guide plate having a hole in the center thereof for accommodating a light source means, wherein the light from the light source means is incident thereon, said light source means being arranged so as to emit light laterally through the incident light portion of the hole, the light guide plate being provided, on the upper surface thereof, with the scattering pattern, the size per unit area of which gradually increases from the central portion toward the edge such that the light distribution is uniform, wherein the light source means is accommodated in the hole of the light guide plate so as to emit light to the portion of the light guide plate on which the light is incident.
10/30/14
20140321101
Color conversion substrate, display device, and color conversion substrate fabricating method
A color conversion substrate includes a main plate having a first main surface and including a transparent substrate, and a fluorescent material layer including a light scattering layer formed at the first main surface for scattering incident light and emitting the light outside, and having a hole formed, and a fluorescent material body formed in said hole, exhibiting luminescence emission when light of an incident wavelength region is incident. The inner surface of the light scattering layer defining the hole reflects the light from the fluorescent material body output from the fluorescent material body towards the main plate..
10/30/14
20140320949
Projection-type display apparatus and control method for projection-type display apparatus as well as control program for projection-type display apparatus
Exemplary embodiments provide a projection-type display apparatus, which can address or realize a reduction in weight and size, a reduction in power consumption, and a reduction in noise, and address or realize a reduction in price, and a control method for the projection-type display apparatus, as well as a control program for the projection-type display apparatus. The projection-type display apparatus includes a solid-state light source that emits light, a mirror device that controls an emitting direction of the incident light to thereby subject the incident light to temporal modulation, and a projecting device that projects the modulated light..
10/30/14
20140320835
Method and device for inspecting spatial light modulator, and exposure method and device
A method for inspecting a spatial light modulator includes: performing such control that in an inspection target area in an array of mirror elements, the mirror elements in a first state in which incident light is given a phase change amount of 0 and the mirror elements in a second state in which incident light is given a phase change amount of 180° (π) become arrayed in a checkered pattern; guiding light having passed the inspection target area to a projection optical system with a resolution limit coarser than a width of an image of one mirror element, to form a spatial image; and inspecting a characteristic of the spatial light modulator from the spatial image. This method allows us to readily perform the inspection of the characteristic of the spatial light modulator having the array of optical elements..
10/30/14
20140320806
Method of determining the configuration of an ophthalmic filter
Configuring a first selective interferential filtering element and a first zone of a surface of the optical substrate based on the first selected range of angles of incidence and wavelengths such that the first selective interferential filtering elements inhibit, at a first rate of rejection, transmission of the first selected range of wavelengths of incident light.. .
10/30/14
20140320781
Light source unit and display device including the same
A light source unit including a light emitting device emitting light and an optical device including a first surface having an incident surface, through which light from the light emitting device is incident, and a second surface through the incident light is outwardly emitted, wherein the first surface has a recess recessed toward the second surface and forming the incident surface, and the second surface protrudes in a dome shape from an edge of the first surface, the second surface having a concave portion depressed toward a planar portion in a center of the first surface, and the incident surface includes the planar portion at a top portion of the recess and a curved portion, the planar portion and the curved portion forming an opening, the curved portion extending between the planar portion and a portion of the first surface outside the incident surface may be provided.. .
10/30/14
20140319357
Electromagnetic wave detector and electromagnetic wave detector array
An electromagnetic wave detector that detects incident light by converting the incident light into an electric signal includes a flat metal layer formed on a supporting substrate, an intermediate layer formed on the metal layer, a graphene layer formed on the intermediate layer, isolated metals periodically formed on the graphene layer, and electrodes arranged oppositely on both sides of the isolated metals. Depending on a size of a planar shape of each of the isolated metals, light having a predetermined wavelength at which surface plasmon occurs is determined out of the incident light, and the light having the predetermined wavelength is absorbed to detect a change in the electric signal generated in the graphene layer..
10/23/14
20140313768
Light guide plate and backlight module having the light guide plate
A light guide plate includes a light incident surface for incident light, a light emitting surface for emitting the light, and microstructures formed on the light emitting surface to collimate the light.. .
10/23/14
20140313605
Reflector arrangement, light curtain, method for adjusting the reflector arrangement and method for assembling the reflector arrangement
Disclosed is a reflector arrangement including a mirror system for reflecting incident light. The mirror system includes a v-mirror unit with a v-shaped mirror having two mirror reflection surfaces, and a plane mirror unit arranged at a distance from the v-mirror unit.
10/23/14
20140313589
Telecentric modular zoom system
The invention relates to a telecentric modular zoom system for mapping an object plane on a sensor, in particular in a digital transmitted light microscope or incident light microscope having interchangeable lenses, comprising a fixed tube lens unit (lg1) and multiple optical assemblies (lg2, lg3, lg4, lg5, lg6), at least two of which are adjustably arranged relative to one another for the purpose of changing the magnification, characterized in that [sic]. According to the invention, a physical aperture (bl) conjugated relative to the rear focal points of the objectives used and having a variable diameter may be arranged in the beam path, wherein the rear focal points of the objective may be mapped in the space between a sensor image (bie) and the intermediate image (zb), the images of the rear focal points of the objectives (aperture bl) and the sensor image (bie) do not lie within or migrate through the optical assemblies (lg2, lg3, lg4, lg5, lg6, lg7)..
10/23/14
20140313511
Rotating-element ellipsometer and method for measuring properties of the sample using the same
Provided is a real-time spectroscopic ellipsometer capable of obtaining information on properties of a sample, a nano pattern shape, and the like, in real time by measuring and analyzing, for a plurality of wavelengths, a change in a polarization state of incident light generated while being reflected or transmitted due to the sample when light having a specific polarization component is incident to the sample. The real-time spectroscopic ellipsometer according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention have the improved structure and function to solve problems such as polarization dependency of a light source and a photometric detector, wavelength dependency of a compensator, a limitation of a change in integration time due to a fixing of a measuring frequency of exposure, in a rotating-element multichannel spectroscopic ellipsometers of the related art, thereby measuring more accurately, precisely, and rapidly measuring the characteristics of the sample than the related art..
10/23/14
20140313440
Touch panel and method for fabricating the same
The present disclosure provides a touch panel, including: a cover lens, an optical compensation layer and a sensing electrode layer disposed between the cover lens and the optical compensation layer, wherein an etching region and a non-etching region are defined in the sensing electrode layer; an optical match is formed by the optical compensation layer with the sensing electrode layer, wherein the optical compensation layer receives incident light through the cover lens and the sensing electrode to reconcile the hue of the reflected light correspondingly formed from the etching region and the non-etching region. The present disclosure also provides a method for fabricating a touch panel..
10/23/14
20140313416
Image sensor and computing system having the same
An image sensor includes a light-electron conversion unit, a signal generation unit, and a selection unit. The light-electron conversion unit generates photo-charges from incident light.
10/23/14
20140313403
Camera module having ambient light sensor
A camera module facilitating the assembly therewith of an ambient light sensor includes a flexible printed circuit board (fpcb), a lens module, and a case. The fpcb includes a ground layer.
10/23/14
20140313383
Image sensor and computing system having the same
An image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a signal generation unit, and a feedback unit. The photoelectric conversion unit is formed above a substrate and detects incident light to generate photo-charges based on a drive voltage.
10/23/14
20140312392
Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing the same, method of driving the same, and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, each of which includes a photoelectric converter section formed on a first substrate to generate and accumulate signal charges corresponding to incident light, a charge accumulation capacitor section formed on the first substrate or a second substrate to temporarily hold the signal charges transferred from the photoelectric converter section, and a plurality of mos transistors formed on the second substrate to transfer the signal charges accumulated in the charge accumulation capacitor section, connection electrodes formed on the first substrate, and connection electrodes formed on the second substrate and electrically connected to the connection electrodes formed on the first substrate.. .
10/23/14
20140311572
Luminescent solar concentrator with nanostructured luminescent layer
A luminescent solar concentrator, comprising: at least one luminescent device (12) for converting incident light (16) in at least one operating mode, wherein the luminescent device (12) has at least one nanostructured layer (34) and at least one luminescent member (14), and wherein the nanostructured layer (34) is in close proximity to the luminescent member (14); and at least one light guide (18) that is designed to guide light in a direction by total internal reflection.. .
10/23/14
20140311258
Optical sensor, method for manufacturing optical sensor, optical encoder, torque detection apparatus, and electric power steering apparatus
An optical sensor, an optical encoder, a torque detection apparatus, and an electric power steering apparatus less affected by fluctuations in the amount of detected light and with an improved resolution are provided. The optical sensor includes a first polarizing layer that splits incident light to light with a first polarization direction, a first photoreceiver that receives first polarized light split by the first polarizing layer, a second polarizing layer that splits the incident light to light with a second polarization direction, and a second photoreceiver that receives second polarized light split by the second polarizing layer.
10/16/14
20140308168
Structures for controlling light interaction with microfluidic devices
Systems and methods for improved measurement of absorbance/transmission through fluidic systems are described. Specifically, in one set of embodiments, optical elements are fabricated on one side of a transparent fluidic device opposite a series of fluidic channels.
10/16/14
20140308018
Image capturing apparatus and method of controlling the same
An image capturing apparatus which performs moving image recording and still image capturing comprises: an image sensing unit configured to output an image signal in accordance with a quantity of incident light; a developing unit configured to perform development processes for a moving image or a still image for image signals output from the image sensing unit; a storage unit configured to store image signals output from the image sensing unit; and a control unit configured to control to perform a development process for a moving image corresponding to one frame of the image signals output from the image sensing unit and a development process for part of one frame of the image signals stored in the storage unit within a one-frame period of the moving image capturing, in a case where the still image capturing is performed during moving image recording.. .
10/16/14
20140307951
Light estimation from video
Embodiments of the invention include a method and/or system for determining the relative location of light sources in a video clip. The relative location of a light source can be determined from information found within the video clip.
10/16/14
20140307324
Cover of head up display and housing including the cover
A cover of a head up display and a housing including the head up display cover are provided. The cover of a head up display includes a cover member and a cover panel that is coupled with a lower portion of the cover member and has an elliptical reflecting curved surface that reflects external incident light.
10/16/14
20140307188
Display device
In a display device in which a switching panel that displays a stripe image is provided on the viewing side of a main panel so that a three-dimensional image can be displayed, gap unevenness of the switching panel is made hardly visible, whereby appearance quality of the display device is improved. A liquid crystal display device includes: a main panel (2) that displays an image; a switching panel (3) that is provided on a viewing side of the main panel (2) and displays a stripe image as a parallax barrier so as to cause the image displayed on the main panel (2) to be viewed stereoscopically; a polarizing plate (4) that is provided on a viewing side of the switching panel (3) and converts incident light into linearly polarized light; and a retarder (7) that is provided between the switching panel (3) and the polarizing plate (4), converts linearly polarized light into circularly polarized light, and converts circularly polarized light into linearly polarized light..
10/16/14
20140307176
Light-transmitting pane for displaying an image of a head-up display for polarized sunglasses
A light-transmitting pane for displaying an image of a head-up display is provided. The light-transmitting pane includes a cholesteric liquid-crystal layer arrangement, which is arranged in the interior of the pane or is arranged on a surface of the pane.
10/16/14
20140307127
Imaging apparatus, image quality correction method of imaging apparatus, interchangeable lens and imaging apparatus body
An imaging apparatus includes a condenser lens optical system and a solid-state imaging device so that a pencil of incident light rays passing through the condenser lens optical system and then incident on the solid-state imaging device can be converged in a conical shape with a result that an image of the pencil of incident light rays can be formed on one point of a light receiving surface of the solid-state imaging device due to light condensing effect of the condenser lens optical system, and the imaging apparatus further includes a correcting portion which performs image quality correction on a taken image signal outputted from the solid-state imaging device in accordance with set correction quantities; and each of the correction quantities is defined in accordance with an image height direction angle width and an incidence angle as defined herein.. .
10/16/14
20140307124
Imaging apparatus, control method of imaging apparatus, interchangeable lens and lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body
An imaging apparatus includes: a lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body which includes a solid-state imaging device; and an interchangeable lens as defined herein; and the interchangeable lens is provided with a first storage portion which stores individual difference information about brightness of the interchangeable lens; and the lens-interchangeable type imaging apparatus body is provided with a second storage portion which stores information about a change of incident light sensitivity of the solid-state imaging device relative to each diaphragm value, and a control portion which uses the individual difference information about the brightness read from the first storage portion of the mounted interchangeable lens and the information about the change of the sensitivity in the second storage portion to thereby correct exposure at a time of imaging the photographic subject.. .
10/16/14
20140307060
Image sensor
There is a problem that fluxes of light to pass through a peripheral region of the pupil do not reach a peripheral region of an image capturing element due to vignetting. Provided is an image capturing element provided two-dimensionally and cyclically with photoelectric converting element groups each consisting of plural photoelectric converting elements for converting incident light to electric signals, wherein apertures of aperture masks provided correspondingly for the plural photoelectric converting elements included in each photoelectric converting element group are positioned to let through fluxes of light from different partial regions in a cross-sectional region of incident light, the number of photoelectric converting elements included in each photoelectric converting element group is smaller in a photoelectric converting element group arranged in a peripheral region of an entire region in which the photoelectric converting element groups are arranged than in a photoelectric converting element group arranged in a center region..
10/16/14
20140307059
Three dimensional imaging utilizing stacked imager devices and associated methods
Stacked imager devices that can determine distance and generate three dimensional representations of a subject and associated methods are provided. In one aspect, an imaging system can include a first imager array having a first light incident surface and a second imager array having a second light incident surface.
10/16/14
20140306099
Optical scale, method for manufacturing optical scale, and optical encoder
An optical scale, a method for manufacturing an optical scale, and an optical encoder less affected by fluctuations in the amount of detected light and with an improved resolution are provided. The optical scale includes a plurality of wires provided thereon so that the plurality of wires do not intersect each other and each of the tangential directions of the respective wires changes continuously.
10/09/14
20140302630
Method for inhibiting the electric crosstalk of back illuminated cmos image sensor
The present invention discloses a method for inhibiting the electric crosstalk of back illuminated cmos image sensor. This invention comprises, two ion implanting layers are implanted at the different area of the backside of the pixel unit after the thickness of the backside of cmos image sensor is reduced.
10/09/14
20140300962
Collimator and optical isolator with collimator
An optical isolator with a collimator which is used at the tip end of a laser beam transmitting fiber utilized in a laser processing. The optical isolator can provide solutions to the problems how to make return lights to be isolated from an incident light path and how to prevent the light energy from being conducted to an incident fiber, a laser oscillator, the collimator, and the optical isolator.
10/09/14
20140300857
Ophthalmic filter
An optical device including: an optical substrate provided with selective optical filtering element configured to selectively inhibit transmission, through the optical substrate of at least one selected range of wavelengths of incident light in the visible light spectrum at an inhibition rate of at least 5%, the selective optical filtering element being further configured to transmit at least 8% of incident light of the visible spectrum outside the at least one selected range of wavelengths; wherein the at least one selected range of wavelengths has a bandwidth in a range of from 10 nm to 70 nm, preferably 10 nm to 60 nm centered on a wavelength within a range of between 430 nm and 465 nm.. .
10/09/14
20140300785
Solid-state imaging device, method of manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element for converting incident light to an electric signal, color filters associated with the pixels and having a plurality of color filter components, microlenses converging the incident light through the color filters to the photoelectric conversion elements, a light shielding film disposed between the color filter components of the color filters, and a nonplanarized adhesive film provided between the color filters and the light shielding film.. .
10/09/14
20140300753
Imaging pipeline for spectro-colorimeters
A spectro-colorimeter system for imaging pipeline is provided, the system including a camera system; a spectrometer system; and a controller coupling the camera system and the spectrometer system. In some embodiments the camera system is configured to provide a color image with the first portion of the incident light.
10/09/14
20140300182
Vehicle mobile microgrid
The vehicle mobile microgrid is a vehicle on-board electrical grid dedicated to supplying all supplemental electrical needs for the vehicle utilizing recovered energy from internal combustion engine heat, vehicle motion and auxiliary electrical power generator, chemical and mechanical storage systems and electrical power from incident light energy. Unlike electrical grids that serve wide population areas, the vehicle on-board electrical grid is not meant to serve electrical demand beyond that utilized by the vehicle.
10/09/14
20140299752
Optical device and optical module
The invention discloses an optical device and an optical module, the optical device includes a collimation lens arranged on an outer surface for converting incident light from a light source to parallel light, further includes a transmission light total reflection surface for totally reflecting a part of the parallel light at a first angle so that the part of the parallel light is finally coupled to an external optical fiber, a detection light total reflection surface for totally reflecting a part of the parallel light at a second angle so that the part of the parallel light is finally coupled to an external optical detector, and at least one attenuation light reflection surface for totally reflecting parallel light to be attenuated at a third angle before the parallel light leaves the optical device. The invention achieves the light intensity attenuation while realizing the direction-changing transmission of light signals..
10/02/14
20140296671
Biological information detector, biological information measuring device, and method for designing reflecting part in biological information detector
A biological information detector includes a light-emitting part, a reflecting part, a light-receiving part, a protecting part, and a processing part. The reflecting part has a curve shaped reflecting surface that is configured to reflect light emitted by the light-emitting part.
10/02/14
20140295577
Chemical sensor, chemical sensor module, biomolecule detection apparatus, and biomolecule detection method
[solving means] a chemical sensor includes a substrate, an on-chip lens, and a flattening layer. On the substrate, a plurality of photodiodes are formed to be arranged in a planar form.
10/02/14
20140293646
Lighting device and display device
A lighting device includes a translucent member having the same cross sectional tubular shape throughout a longitudinal direction and including a lens that includes a light incident surface for receiving incident light and a pair of light exit surface for diffusing and emitting the light incident on the light incident surface to the outside, and a light-emitting portion mounted on a substrate and emitting the light toward a region including the light incident surface of the translucent member, where in the translucent member includes a pair of light guide portions for guiding the light incident on the light incident surface to a pair of the light exit surfaces so that the light incident on the light incident surface is diffused and emitted from the pair of light exit surfaces in a width direction that is orthogonal to the longitudinal direction.. .
10/02/14
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 light reflected by the reflecting member. The aperture may penetrate through the diaphragm member along a direction of thickness of the diaphragm member.
10/02/14
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 capable of transmitting a light with a wavelength, which is within a predetermined allowable range centered on a measurement center wavelength when an amount of the displacement of the movable section takes a maximum displacement value, is set in the first reflecting film and the second reflecting film, and the telecentric optical system guides the incident light to the variable wavelength interference filter so that a principal ray of the incident light is parallel thereto and perpendicular to the first reflecting film, and at the same time, collects the incident light in the effective measurement area.. .
10/02/14
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.
10/02/14
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.
10/02/14
20140293236
Projector and head-up display device and a projector control method
A projector includes a light generator that emits a first light and a second light of mutually differing color components, a light position detector disposed to receive light incident in a direction outside of the projection surface and that detects a position of the incident light, a light scanner that projects the image onto the projection surface by scanning the first light and the second light with a first scanning angle, and that directs the first light and the second light to the light position detector by scanning the first light and the second light with a second scanning angle that is larger than the first scanning angle, and an adjustor that adjusts an emission timing of the first light and an emission timing of the second light so as to suppress relative misalignment between the first light and the second light on the projection surface.. .
10/02/14
20140292819
Display apparatus and image forming method
A display apparatus and an image forming method are provided. The display apparatus includes a transparent display layer and a light modification layer.
10/02/14
20140292722
Display device and optical touch system including the same
An optical touch system includes: a coordinate processor; a display device; and an optical element. The optical element is configured to emit light towards the display device and provide information about reflected light corresponding to a portion of the emitted light to the coordinate processor.
10/02/14
20140291796
Imaging device, imaging apparatus, production apparatus and method, and semiconductor device
There is provided an imaging device including a semiconductor having a light-receiving portion that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light, electrically conductive wirings, and a contact group including contacts that have different sizes and connect the semiconductor and the electrically conductive wirings.. .
10/02/14
20140291792
Transparent electrode apparatus, method, and applications
A shaped electrode on a light transmitting substrate utilizes total internal reflection to provide improved transmission of electromagnetic radiation (‘light’) 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.
10/02/14
20140290850
Bonding apparatus and bonding method
A bonding apparatus has a light source, a stage, a component holder formed of a light transparent material, a controller, and a driver configured to drive the stage and the component holder under the control of the controller. The component holder includes an incident surface on which light outputted from the light source is made incident, a first reflection surface which is a surface opposite to the incident surface and reflects the incident light from the incident surface, a second reflection surface which reflects the light reflected by the first reflection surface, and an exit surface from which the light reflected by the second reflection surface exits.
09/25/14
20140287269
Glass substrate for a magnetic disk and magnetic disk
Provided are a magnetic disk substrate and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the magnetic disk substrate has very few defects present on its surface with an arithmetic mean roughness (ra) at a level in the vicinity of 0.1 nm and thus is suitable as a substrate for a magnetic disk with high recording density. The magnetic disk glass substrate is such that the arithmetic mean roughness (ra) of the main surface of the glass substrate measured using an atomic force microscope with a resolution of 256×256 pixels in a 2 μm×2 μm square is 0.12 nm or less and the number of defects detected to have a size of 0.1 μm to 0.6 μm in plan view and a depth of 0.5 nm to 2 nm is less than 10 per 24 cm2, wherein the defects are each detected using a shift in wavelength between incident light and reflected light upon irradiating and scanning helium neon laser light with a wavelength of 632 nm on the main surface of the glass substrate..
09/25/14
20140286043
Dual-sided film with compound prisms
Dual-sided optical films have extended prisms formed in one major surface, and extended lenslets formed in an opposite major surface. Some or all of the prisms are compound prisms, in which the two inclined surfaces of each compound prism each include a tip portion, a base portion, and an intermediate portion disposed between the tip portion and the base portion, the intermediate and tip portions forming a concave shape and the intermediate and base portions forming a convex shape, or vice versa.


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