|| List of recent Incident Light-related patents
|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.. .
|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.
|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)..
|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..
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
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..
|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.
|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.. .
|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.. .
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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
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.. .
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|Optical security component having a reflective effect, manufacture of said component, and secured document provided with such a component|
A continuous metallic layer (102) forming, with said layer of dielectric material, a metal-dielectric interface, having a sufficient thickness (t) to allow the reflection of the incident light on said interface in the observation spectral band with a maximum residual transmission as a function of the wavelength of 2%, and structured at said interface to form, in a first coupling area, two sets of undulations extending in two directions and forming a first grating with two dimensions, of subwavelength periods (Λ1, Λ2) in each of the directions.. .
|Wavelength monitor and wavelength monitoring method|
The transmittance of a filter periodically varies with respect to the incident light frequency. Provided that fk is the sum of fk and vk, or the difference obtained by subtracting fk from vk, depending on the kth light source among multiple light sources, an incidence guide causes light from the plurality of light sources to be incident on the filter such that the propagation angle of light when light from the kth light source propagates through the interior of the filter equals θk obtained by computation using fk.
|Image sensor with focus-detection pixels, and method for reading focus-information|
An image sensor (810) comprises a plurality of image pixels (r, g, b) and a plurality of focus-pixels (f), each focus-pixel comprising a light shield (51a, 51b) for partly shielding the focus-pixel from incident light so as to obtain a focus-related signal in a first mode of operation. The image sensor further comprises additional circuitry for processing the focus-related signal, which additional circuitry is conveniently located underneath the light shields.
|Method and apparatus for automatic camera calibration using one or more images of a checkerboard pattern|
The solution provided herein relies on a complete geometric calibration of optical devices, such as cameras commonly used in medicine and in industry in general, and subsequent rendering of perspective correct image in real-time. The calibration consists on the determination of the parameters of a suitable mapping function that assigns each pixel to the 3d direction of the corresponding incident light.
|Solid-state image pickup device, method of driving solid-state image pickup device, and electronic apparatus|
Provided is a solid-state image pickup device that includes: a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion element; and a transmittance control element provided on a light incident side of the photoelectric conversion element of at least a part of the plurality of pixels, and configured to change a transmittance of incident light by an external input.. .
|Texturing of monocrystalline semiconductor substrates to reduce incident light reflectance|
Monocrystalline semiconductor substrates are textured with alkaline solutions to form pyramid structures on their surfaces to reduce incident light reflectance and improve light absorption of the wafers. The alkaline baths include hydantoin compounds and derivatives thereof in combination with alkoxylated glycols to inhibit the formation of flat areas between pyramid structures to improve the light absorption..
|Photonic lock based high bandwidth photodetector|
The technique introduced herein decouples the traditional relationship between bandwidth and responsivity, thereby providing a more flexible and wider photodetector design space. In certain embodiments of the technique introduced here, a photodetector device includes a first mirror, a second mirror, and a light absorption region positioned between the first and second reflective mirrors.
|System and method for controlling an inversion layer in a photovoltaic device|
A semiconductor photovoltaic device with an absorber layer for absorbing incident light, and a light transmitting layer located on the semiconductor body. The light transmitting layer induces an inversion layer in the semiconductor body and the current collected at the inversion layer is transported to a conductive electrode spaced from the light transmitting layer on the semiconductor body..
|Solar power brick|
A solar power brick includes an optical guide layer, at least one solar cell, at least one electrical connection line and an outer frame. The optical guide layer and the solar cells are provided in the outer frame to combine as an integrated body.
|Back junction solar cell with tunnel oxide|
One embodiment of the present invention provides a back junction solar cell. The solar cell includes a base layer, a quantum-tunneling-barrier (qtb) layer situated below the base layer facing away from incident light, an emitter layer situated below the qtb layer, a front surface field (fsf) layer situated above the base layer, a front-side electrode situated above the fsf layer, and a back-side electrode situated below the emitter layer..
|In situ adjustable optical mask|
Implantable corneal and intraocular implants such as a mask are provided. The mask can improve the vision of a patient, such as by being configured to increase the depth of focus of an eye of a patient.
|Ambient spectrum light conversion device|
Apparatus and methods to enhance light intensity within useful red to near-infrared spectral ranges, using direct or indirect sunlight, or from other ambient white light, are described. The disclosed devices provide high quantum yield photoluminescent ambient light spectrum conversion to increase the supplied energy primarily in the 590 nm-850 nm spectral range.
|Compositions and methods for increasing photosynthesis|
A composition is provided, where the composition comprises an artificially structured material and an excipient, where the composition is a coating for an organism capable of photosynthesis; and incident light that is photosynthetically active is at least partially transmitted through the composition, whereas incident light that is not photosynthetically active is at least partially absorbed, reflected, emitted, or scattered by the composition. Also provided is an article including an organism, such as a plant, that is coated with any of the compositions described herein and a method for growing an organism capable of photosynthesis by coating the organism with any of the compositions described herein..
|Solid state imaging device, method of 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.. .
|Label-free identification of stem cell-differentiated cells|
Methods are disclosed for isolation of a stem-cell derived differentiated cell, which method entails illuminating an incident light onto a plurality of stem-cell derived cells that comprise at least an undifferentiated cell and a differentiated cell possessing a noncentrosymmetric structure, wherein the differentiated cell generates second-harmonic light from the incident light; and isolating the differentiated cell identified by the second-harmonic light. Devices for carrying out the methods are also provided..