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08/18/16
20160241819 
 Projector patent thumbnailProjector
A projector includes a light source, a digital micro-mirror device (dmd), a first prism, and a second prism. The light source emits incident light.
Qisda Corporation


08/18/16
20160241799 
 Systems and methods for lensless image acquisition patent thumbnailSystems and methods for lensless image acquisition
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.


08/18/16
20160241797 
 Devices, systems, and methods for single-shot high-resolution multispectral image acquisition patent thumbnailDevices, systems, and methods for single-shot high-resolution multispectral image acquisition
Systems, methods, and devices for generating high-resolution multispectral light-field images are described. The systems and devices a main lens include a microlens array, a multispectral-filter array that comprises spectral filters that filter light in different wavelengths, and a sensor that is configured to detect incident light.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160240718 
 Double-pass photodiode with embedded reflector patent thumbnailDouble-pass photodiode with embedded reflector
A photodiode, in particular photodiode for data transmission applications, can include a semiconductor substrate, which can also be referred to as a substrate layer, and a first semiconductor layer supported by, for instance arranged on, the semiconductor substrate. The photodiode can further include a second semiconductor layer supported by, for instance arranged on, the first semiconductor layer.
Fci Americas Technology Llc


08/18/16
20160240571 
 Image sensor and imaging apparatus including the same patent thumbnailImage sensor and imaging apparatus including the same
Provided are an image sensor and an imaging apparatus. The image sensor of a multi-layered sensor structure, the image sensor includes a plurality of sensing pixels, each of the plurality of sensing pixels including a micro lens configured to collect light, a first photoelectric converter configured to convert light of a first wavelength band into an electric signal, and a second photoelectric converter formed on a substrate configured to convert incident light into the electric signal, wherein a central axis of the second photoelectric converter is spaced apart from an optical axis of the micro lens..

08/18/16
20160239997 
 Systems and methods for reproduction of shadows from multiple incident light sources patent thumbnailSystems and methods for reproduction of shadows from multiple incident light sources
Systems and methods are provided for simulating shadows in a scene. In an embodiment, two or more light sources that cast shadows from objects are identified.
Take-two Interactive Software, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238893 
 Array substrate and  preparing the same, and display device patent thumbnailArray substrate and preparing the same, and display device
The present invention discloses an array substrate and a method for preparing the same, and a display device. The array substrate comprises a substrate, and a thin-film transistor and a passivation layer formed on a side of the substrate, and the array substrate is divided into a reflective region and a transmissive region, wherein an insulating layer is formed on the reflective region on a side of the passivation layer that is far from the substrate, and a nanoparticle layer for diffuse reflecting an incident light is formed on a side of the insulating layer that is far from the substrate.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238822 
 Projection optical system patent thumbnailProjection optical system
A 1-2nd lens group includes two aspherical resin lenses, and thereby it is possible to perform effective correction in order to suppress aberration fluctuation to be reduced. At this time, a glass lens is disposed between the two lenses, and thereby it is possible to control an incident light angle to the resin lens and to reduce power of the resin lenses, and it is possible to prevent variations of shapes of the resin lens.
Seiko Epson Corporation


08/18/16
20160238455 
 Compositions and methods for the downconversion of light patent thumbnailCompositions and methods for the downconversion of light
The present invention generally relates to composition and methods for downconverting light. In some embodiments, the composition and methods comprise an organic material, a nanocrystal, and a ligand capable of facilitating energy transfer between the organic material and the nanocrystal.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


08/18/16
20160238447 
 Dual coupler device, spectrometer including the dual coupler device, and non-invasive biometric sensor including the spectrometer patent thumbnailDual coupler device, spectrometer including the dual coupler device, and non-invasive biometric sensor including the spectrometer
Provided are a dual coupler device configured to receive lights of different polarization components, a spectrometer including the dual coupler device, and a non-invasive biometric sensor including the spectrometer. The dual coupler device may include, for example, a first coupler layer configured to receive a light of a first polarization component among incident lights.
Imec Vzw


08/18/16
20160238378 

System for directly measuring the depth of a high aspect ratio etched feature on a wafer


A system (10) for directly measuring the depth of a high aspect ratio etched feature on a wafer (80) that includes an etched surface (82) and a non-etched surface (84). The system (10) utilizes an infrared reflectometer (12) that in a preferred embodiment includes a swept laser (14), a fiber circulator (16), a photodetector (22) and a combination collimator (18) and an objective lens (20).
Rudolph Technologies, Inc.


08/18/16
20160238283 

Apparatus for reflecting light


The invention relates to an apparatus for reflecting incident light, in particular sunlight, comprising a plurality of reflector units arranged next to one another, in particular next to one another in two directions, each reflector unit comprising at least one reflector surface (4), wherein the reflector surfaces (4) of all of the reflector units are pivotable, wherein each reflector unit (2, 3, 4, 5) comprises a rod (3) and comprises a reflector surface (4) fastened at the upper free end of the rod (3) and a lower spherical hinge (5) at the lower end of the rod (3), with which hinge the rod (3) is connected in articulated fashion to a movable coupling element (6), which is common to all of the reflector units (2, 3, 4, 5), and comprises a spherical hinge (2) in an intermediate region between the upper end and the lower end of the rod (3), said hinge connecting, in articulated fashion, the rod to a stationary base element (1) which is common to all of the reflector units (2, 3, 4, 5) and bearing each reflector unit (2, 3, 4, 5) movably about a dedicated stationary hinge center point thereof and wherein, owing to the movement of the coupling element (6) arranged beneath the base element (1), the reflector surfaces (4) of all of the reflector units (2, 3, 4, 5) are movable simultaneously in the same direction and to the same extent.. .
Fachhochschule Aachen


08/18/16
20160237343 

Methods and compositions for the upconversion of light


The present invention generally relates to composition and methods for upconverting light. In some embodiments, the composition and methods comprise an organic material, a nanocrystal, and a ligand capable of facilitating energy transfer between the nanocrystal and the organic material.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


08/11/16
20160234449 

Solid-state imaging element and driving method therefor, and electronic apparatus


In a pixel array section, a normal pixel including a photodiode (pd) that receives and photoelectrically converts incident light such that a color component signal is obtained, and a phase-difference pixel including a pair of a photodiode (pd1) and a photodiode (pd2) including light-receiving surfaces having a size depending on an image height such that a phase difference detection signal is obtained are arranged in a matrix form. The pair of the photodiode (pd1) and the photodiode (pd2) each include a first region serving as a charge accumulation main part and a second region that performs photoelectric conversion and contributes to charge transfer to the main part.

08/11/16
20160233350 

Secondary optic for concentrating photovoltaic device


A light concentrating optic for use with a photovoltaic device includes a light pipe having a first end portion for receiving light and a second end portion for outputting concentrated light. An optical element is coupled to the light pipe on the first end portion and configured to form an optical interface between the light pipe and the optical element.
King Abdulaziz City For Science And Technology


08/11/16
20160233259 

Solid state image sensor, manufacturing solid state image sensor, and image capturing system


The present invention provides a solid state image sensor including a pixel array having a plurality of pixels arranged therein, each of the plurality of pixels including a photoelectric conversion device and a microlens configured to guide incident light to the photoelectric conversion device, the microlens having a lower surface, on an exit side of the incident light, which has a convex shape with respect to the photoelectric conversion device, with a vertex of the convex shape shifting from a center position of the microlens to a central side of the pixel array.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/11/16
20160232856 

Display device and electronic apparatus


A display device includes a display section (11) having a first display surface and a second display surface (s1, s2) facing each other. The display section (11) includes a first display panel (111) disposed on the first display surface (s1) side, and including a plurality of light emitting elements, and a second display panel (112) disposed on the second display surface (s2) side, and including a plurality of light control elements each performing light control for control of transmission or reflection of incident light performing reflective image display utilizing the reflection of the incident light..
Sony Corporation


08/11/16
20160231646 

Display system for ambient light discrimination


A display system for ambient light discrimination comprising: a planar waveguide comprising a plurality of collocated optic fibres wherein, the planar waveguide is adapted to guide incident light within the incidence angle acceptance range and wherein the planar waveguide is adapted to guide light along a bias trajectory, wherein, in use, the display system is adapted for discriminating against incident light outside an incidence angle acceptance range.. .
Thomas Global Systems (ip) Pty Ltd


08/11/16
20160231558 

Spatial light modulator unit, illumination optical system, exposure device, and device manufacturing method


According to one embodiment, a spatial light modulator unit is used in the illumination optical system for illuminating an illumination target surface with light from a light source and comprises: a spatial light modulator with a plurality of optical elements arrayed in a predetermined plane and controlled individually; a spatial light modulation element which applies spatial light modulation to the incident light from the light source and which makes rays of intensity levels according to positions of the respective optical elements, incident on the plurality of optical elements; and a control unit which individually controls the plurality of optical elements on the basis of information about the intensity levels of the rays incident on the respective optical elements.. .
Nikon Corporation


08/04/16
20160227146 

Image pickup apparatus


An image pickup apparatus for photographing an image, includes: a photoelectric converter to convert incident light an electric charge and accumulate the electric charge, a transfer element to transfer the electric charge accumulated in the photoelectric converter, a converter to convert the electric charge in the photoelectric converter transferred via the transfer element into a voltage, a reset element to reset potentials of the converter, and an amplifier to amplify a voltage converted by the converter to generate a pixel signal and output the pixel signal to a read signal line for reading the pixel signal. A plurality of the photoelectric converter and the transfer element are disposed at least in a horizontal direction share the amplifier and the read signal line..
Sony Corporation


08/04/16
20160227078 

Stereo camera


A stereo camera includes a base assembly capable of being commonly used regardless of type of vehicle, the base assembly including a first lens, a first image sensor for capturing a first image on the basis of incident light introduced through the first lens, a second lens, and a second image sensor for capturing a second image on the basis of incident light introduced through the second lens, a processor for processing the first image and the second image. A windshield bracket is provided including an attachment part adapted to windshields having different inclination angles and radii of curvature and attached thereto.
Lg Electronics Inc.


08/04/16
20160226300 

Protective device of mobile equipment


A protective device of mobile equipment is provided. The protective device of mobile equipment comprises: a bottom plate and a protective cover plate connected with and opposite to the bottom plate.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160225293 

Lightguide tamper seal


A tamper seal includes an optical waveguide arranged to guide a propagating light-beam along a propagation direction. First and second portions of the tamper seal are configured to be arranged on first and second parts, respectively, of an object, said first and a second parts being movable relative to each other.
Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechn Ique Sa - Recherche Et DÉveloppement


08/04/16
20160223914 

Spatial light modulator, exposure apparatus, and manufacturing device


A spatial light modulator has a plurality of mirror elements each of which is controllable into a first state in which the mirror element reflects incident light with a change in a phase thereof by a first phase and a second state in which the mirror element reflects the incident light with a change in the phase thereof by a second phase 180° different from the first phase; and a boundary portion arranged between the mirror elements, which changes the phase of the incident light by a third phase substantially (90°+k·180°) (where k is an integer) different from the first phase. In projecting a pattern with the use of the spatial light modulator, an error caused in the pattern can be reduced even if the light quantity of light passing a gap region between the optical elements in the spatial light modulator is large..
Nikon Corporation


08/04/16
20160223816 

Data-display glasses comprising an anti-glare screen


A pair of spectacles equipped with at least one lens and intended to be worn by a user, the spectacles comprising displaying means allowing data to be projected into a field of view of the user, and an anti-glare screen provided with a variable transmission coefficient allowing the intensity of incident light intended to pass through the lens toward the user to be attenuated, the spectacles being configured to adapt the transmission coefficient of the anti-glare screen depending on the intensity of the incident light.. .
Valeo Vision


08/04/16
20160223724 

Structured light pattern generation


A pattern projector disclosed herein generates and projects a structured light pattern suitable for use in a variety of active depth sensing technologies. In one implementation, a structured light pattern is generated by directing a coherent light beam through a pseudorandom diffuser element.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


08/04/16
20160223722 

Display device and manufacturing the same


Disclosed herein is a display device, including; a display substrate; a display element layer formed on the display substrate and including a plurality of pixels; a window layer formed on the display element layer; a first light shielding printing layer formed at an edge portion of an upper surface of the window layer to shield incident light; a second light shielding printing layer formed at an edge portion of a lower surface of the window layer to shield incident light; and a hard coating layer hard-coated to cover and protect the first light shielding printing layer and the window layer.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160223399 

Apparatus for detecting photon in accordance with atmospheric condition using function of adjusting light quantity, and adjusting light quantity


The present invention relates to an apparatus for detecting photons according to an atmospheric condition, using a function of adjusting light quantity that can significantly improve reliability of an atmospheric condition analysis result by minimizing noise in a spectrum by maintaining the quantity of incident light uniform within a predetermined range regardless of atmospheric conditions and changes, and to a method of adjusting light quantity. The apparatus for detecting photons in accordance with atmospheric conditions using a function of adjusting light quantity includes: an apparatus case having a light inlet; a light quantity adjuster disposed under the light inlet and adjusting quantity of incident light such that a predetermined quantity of light travels inside; and a controller controlling operation of the light quantity adjuster in accordance with intensity of light detected by the light quantity adjuster..
National Institute Of Meteorological Sciences


08/04/16
20160220348 

Refractive-diffractive ophthalmic device and compositions useful for producing same


Provided herein is a multifocal ophthalmic device comprising a lens body being formed with a plurality of concentric annular zones separated by slanted steps which effect both diffraction and refraction of incident light, while being devoid of any diffractive or refractive power, whereas the lens body is made from a co-polymeric composition based on less than 75% aromatic acrylate monomers, and includes a curcuminoid compound as a uv-light stabilizer; as well as use of the device for treating ophthalmologic and/or esthetic condition associated with an eye.. .

07/28/16
20160219255 

Image pickup apparatus


Provided is an image pickup apparatus comprising: a light control mirror element (ace cme) having a function of splitting an incident light flux (lf) into a first lf from reflection and a second lf from transmission and a function of switching between a semi-transmissive/semi-reflective state (s-t/s-rs) and a totally reflective state (trs); a lf splitting unit causes first and second lfs to be emitted from first and second exit surfaces (es), respectively; an electrochromic element (ee) switches between a state of transmitting light having a first wavelength range (wr) out of first lf (first state) and a state of transmitting light having a second wr out of first lf (second state); and a control device conducts switching control between a first mode in which lcme is in s-t/s-rs and ee is in first state and a second mode in which lcme is in trs and ee is in second state.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/28/16
20160219236 

Solid-state image pickup device


A solid-state image pickup device according to an embodiment includes a photoelectric conversion element, a first floating diffusion, and a second floating diffusion. The photoelectric conversion element photoelectrically converts incident light into signal charge.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/28/16
20160219216 

Image capturing apparatus, image capturing system, and image capturing method


An image capturing apparatus includes: an optical system that gives aberration to incident light; an image capturing unit that converts the light that has passed through the optical system into pixels, and captures an image; and an inverse transform unit that obtains a first inverse transform filter for restoring the aberration for each predetermined part of the captured image captured by the image capturing unit, and performs a first inverse transformation process on the captured image by the first inverse transform filter.. .

07/28/16
20160219207 

Imaging device


The imaging device comprises: an imaging unit, a shooting processor, an exposure information setter, and an image processor. The imaging unit stores electric charges in response to an incident light for each frame, thereby outputting an image signal.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160216599 

Projector


A projector includes a light source, a digital micro-mirror device (dmd), a first prism, a second prism, and a lens. The light source is used for emitting an incident light.
Qisda Corporation


07/28/16
20160216551 

Normally white type liquid crystal display device


A normally white type liquid crystal display device comprises a liquid crystal display, a backlight source and a dimmer film. The dimmer film is located on one surface, far away from the backlight, of the liquid crystal display, or in the liquid crystal display, or between the liquid crystal display and the backlight source, or in the backlight source.
Truly Semiconductors Ltd.


07/28/16
20160216514 

Data-display glasses comprising an anti-glare screen


A pair of spectacles equipped with at least one lens and intended to be worn by a user, the spectacles comprising displaying means allowing the data to be projected into a field of view of the user, and an anti-glare screen provided with a variable transmission coefficient allowing the intensity of incident light intended to pass through the lens toward the user to be attenuated, the displaying means and the anti-glare screen being positioned so that some of the rays emitted by the displaying means, in order to display the data, strike the anti-glare screen, the spectacles being configured to adapt the transmission coefficient of the anti-glare screen depending on the intensity of the incident light, the displaying means furthermore being coupled to the anti-glare screen so that the displaying means display data when the anti-glare screen transmits the light.. .
Valeo Vision


07/28/16
20160216420 

Higher transmission light control film


A light control film, and light collimating assemblies and liquid crystal displays incorporating such light control films are described. The light control film includes alternating transmissive and absorptive regions, where the refractive index of each transmissive region is greater than the refractive index of each absorptive region.
3m Innovative Properties Company


07/28/16
20160216205 

Reflection-based tubular waveguide particle plasmon resonance sensing system and sensing device thereof


A reflection-based tubular waveguide particle plasmon resonance sensing system and a sensing device thereof are provided. The sensing device includes a hollow tubular waveguide element having wall, a reflection layer disposed on one end of the wall (distal end), and a noble metal nanoparticle layer distributed on the surface of the wall.
National Chung Cheng University


07/28/16
20160216198 

Detecting clouds using polarized sunlight


A novel methodology for detecting cloud particles is disclosed herein. This methodology exploits the optical glory phenomenon.
U.s. Army Research Laboratory Attn: Rdrl-loc-i


07/28/16
20160216103 

Position-measuring device


A position-measuring device includes a first scale and a second scale, which are arranged end-to-end to extend across a measurement range, as well as a scanning unit having a light source configured to emit a light beam. The first scale includes a reflective phase grating having first periodic marks which diffract an incident light beam into a predetermined diffraction order with a first diffraction efficiency.
Dr. Johannes Heidenhain Gmbh


07/28/16
20160214398 

Scanning optical apparatus


In a scanning optical apparatus provided with: a deflector including a rotating polygon mirror which deflects incident light; and an optical box which fixes the deflectors in a positioned state, the deflector uses any one of deflectors of a plurality of types having respectively different shapes of a fitting portion, which is fitted into a fit receiving portion provided in the optical box, and the optical box is provided with fit receiving portions of different shapes corresponding to the respective fitting portions of the deflectors of a plurality of types.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/28/16
20160213464 

Intraocular lens system


An intraocular lens system according to an embodiment includes a lens, a converter, and a driver. The lens is placed in the lens capsule, and configured to allow at least changes of the focal length.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


07/21/16
20160212361 

Imaging device


An imaging device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a plurality of connection nodes which electrically connect the first and second substrates, a pixel section arranged on the first substrate and including a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, the plurality of pixels outputting pixel signals according to incident light, a row signal generation circuit arranged on the first substrate or the second substrate and configured to generate row selection signals, a column signal generation circuit arranged on the first substrate and configured to generate column-scanning signals, a block of column-scanning circuits arranged on the first substrate and which sequentially outputs the pixel signals output to every row from the pixels by scanning the columns according to the column-scanning signals, to every column, and a signal-processing circuit arranged on the second substrate and configured to process the pixel signals output from the block of column-scanning circuits.. .
Olympus Corporation


07/21/16
20160211793 

Slat roof


A slat roof with slats and with an adjusting device for rotating the slats about a rotational axis between a closed and an open rotational position, the rotational axis running parallel to the longitudinal extension of the slats. In the closed rotational position, the slats lie against one another in overlap regions along the longitudinal edges of the slats and/or are coupled to one another by sealing elements or guiding systems which engage into one another, and the slats can be adjusted into rotational positions up to the completely open rotational position by the adjusting device.

07/21/16
20160211451 

Method of manufacturing substrate of organic light-emitting display device


A method of manufacturing a substrate of an organic light-emitting display device, the method including: forming, on a first surface of a transparent substrate, a photothermal conversion layer configured to covert incident light into thermal energy; forming partition walls on the first surface in a first region of the photothermal conversion layer, the partition walls including a photosensitive compound including a resorcinarene, the resorcinarene including a perfluorocarbon group; forming an organic material layer on the first surface in a second region of the photothermal conversion layer, the second region being defined by the partition walls; removing the partition walls; placing a target substrate over the organic material layer; and applying light to a second surface of the transparent substrate, the second surface being opposite the first surface of the transparent substrate.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160211303 

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


A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided in a semiconductor substrate and receives incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion provided to electrically separate a plurality of pixels. At least a pinning layer and a light shielding layer are provided in an inner portion of a trench provided on a side portion of each of the photoelectric conversion portions in an incident surface side, the trench includes a first trench and a second trench formed to be wider than the first trench in a portion shallower than the first trench, the pinning layer is formed in an inner portion of the first trench to cover an inside surface of the second trench, and the light shielding layer is formed to bury an inner portion of the second trench at least via the pinning layer..
Sony Corporation


07/21/16
20160211302 

Optical sensor capable of detecting ir light and visible light simultaneously


An optical sensor includes an image sensor, a proximity sensor and a visible light sensor. The image sensor includes a first pixel and a second pixel.
Pixart Imaging Inc.


07/21/16
20160210910 

Liquid crystal display device and electronic device


To provide a liquid crystal display device which can perform image display in both modes: a reflective mode where external light is used as an illumination light source; and a transmissive mode where a backlight is used. In one pixel, a region where incident light through a liquid crystal layer is reflected to perform display (reflective region) and a region through which light from the backlight passes to perform display (transmissive region) are provided, and image display can be performed in both modes: the reflective mode where external light is used as an illumination light source; and the transmissive mode where the backlight is used as an illumination light source.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209666 

Anti-glare 3d glasses


A pair of glasses equipped with two lenses and intended to be worn by a user, the lenses each comprising a screen capable of transmitting or occulting, at least partially, incident light intended to pass through the lenses toward the user, the glasses being configured to, in a first occulting mode, attenuate the intensity of the incident light by simultaneously occulting the two screens, and, in a second occulting mode, enable three-dimensional vision of data emitted by a display device, via alternated occultation of the two screens.. .
Valeo Vision


07/21/16
20160209646 

Adaptive optics system and optical device


The present invention is intended to provide an adaptive optics system and an optical device that allow correction of wavefront phase aberration with higher accuracy than before and have a wider correction range than the conventional ones, regardless of the distance between the observation target and the fluctuation layer, and the size of the observation target. An adaptive optics system includes: a wavefront phase modulator that makes aberration correction to incident light and emits the corrected light; and an imaging-conjugated position adjustment mechanism that adjusts freely within a specimen the position of a surface imaging-conjugated with a fluctuation correction surface formed by the wavefront phase modulator.
Inter-university Research Institute Corporation National Institutes Of Natural Sciences


07/21/16
20160209204 

Method and quality testing tube bundle


A method for quality testing a tube bundle is provided. The tube bundle includes a plurality of tubes.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/21/16
20160207465 

Apparatus for generating high contrast optical signals, and exemplary applications


A display apparatus generates a high visibility optical signal, such as an icon, the icon comprising a symbol, shape, or other image-like representation. The icon becomes visible at an observation point during an illumination on-state.
Imra America, Inc.


07/21/16
20160207460 

Vehicle-mounted camera


A lens provided on a surface of a vehicle-mounted camera has a problem that a field of view becomes undesirable because small water droplets caused by fog, light rain and others adhere and scatter incident light. In the vehicle-mounted camera provided on a periphery of a vehicle, a hydrophilic film made of silicon dioxide particles and binder is provided on the lens surface, a mean particle diameter of silicon dioxide particles dispersed on the lens side of the hydrophilic film is larger than a mean particle diameter of silicon dioxide particles on the side in contact with air space outside the vehicle-mounted camera.
Clarion Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160206208 

Imaging diagnosis and controlling the same


An imaging apparatus is disclosed for diagnosis, which can automatically discriminate an optical refractive index of flushing liquid which is utilized during pull-back scanning, and reconstruct a blood vessel cross-sectional image having an appropriate scale. An intensity of reflected light in a medium having a known refractive index is obtained in advance.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/14/16
20160204297 

A device for generating electric energy


The present disclosure provides a device for generating electric energy. The device comprises a panel that is at least partially transmissive for visible light.
Tropiglas Technologies Ltd


07/14/16
20160204296 

Liquid immersing photovoltaic module


The present invention discloses a liquid immersing photovoltaic module, which comprises a baseboard, a transparent cover plate, side walls, solar cells or solar cell module and insulating liquid. The insulating liquid is inside a container formed by baseboard, cover plate and side walls.
Tianjin University


07/14/16
20160204285 

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 examples 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.
Artilux, Inc.


07/14/16
20160204152 

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.. .
C/o Sony Corporation


07/14/16
20160204141 

Solid-state imaging device, 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.. .
Sony Corporation


07/14/16
20160202562 

Display substrate and manufacturing method thereof, display device


A display substrate (20) includes: a blue phase liquid crystal layer (25) and one or more sets of driving electrodes for driving the blue phase liquid crystal layer (25) in dark state; each set of the driving electrodes include two hetero-potential electrodes (21, 22), and the two hetero-potential electrodes (21, 22) generate an electric field at the blue phase liquid crystal layer (25) with a non-zero component in a first direction that is perpendicular to the polarization direction of incident light. This display substrate can reduce dark state light leakage and enhance display quality of devices.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160202485 

Image display apparatus and manufacturing image display apparatus


An image display apparatus includes a light source configured to emit image light, a scanning mirror configured to reflect the image light from the light source, and a reflective diffraction optical element configured to change a direction of the image light from the scanning mirror to a different direction in addition to regular reflection, and the scanning mirror is arranged at a position and a height as different from an observing point as possible, and a direction of extension of an interference fringe of the reflective diffraction optical element intersects incident light from the light source.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/14/16
20160202185 

Sub-diffraction limit image resolution in three dimensions


The present invention generally relates to sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques, including imaging in three dimensions. 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.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


07/14/16
20160202046 

Sheet of colloidal crystals immobilized in resin, displaying structural color using same, detecting unevenness distribution or hardness distribution of subject using same, and structural color sheet


Provided are: a sheet of colloidal crystals immobilized in resin exhibiting intense structural color, enabled to be observed easily from a squarely facing direction against a surface; and use thereof. The sheet of the present invention, assuming a direction perpendicular to part of a surface of a target area including partially the sheet surface is set as a specified axis, satisfies: (1) the target area includes plural inclined back-reflecting crystal-domains crystal domains having colloid particles immobilized in resin and including crystal lattice planes capable of bragg-back reflecting at least some of components in a visible wavelength range of incident light having greater than 0 incident angle with the specified axis; and (2) by defining an azimuth angle around the specified axis, the inclined back-reflecting crystal-domains are so oriented that intensity of reflected light caused by bragg back reflection varies depending on the azimuth angle of the incident light..
National Institute For Materials Science


07/14/16
20160201879 

Light flux controlling member and light-emitting device


A light flux controlling member includes an incidence region and an emission region. The incidence region includes a refraction part on which a part of the light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, the refraction part being disposed at a center portion of the incidence region and configured to refract the incident light such that the incident light travels away from an optical axis of the light emitting element, and a reflection part on which another part of the light emitted from the light emitting element is incident, the reflection part being disposed outside the refraction part and configured to reflect the incident light such that the incident light approaches the optical axis.
Enplas Corporation


07/14/16
20160198952 

Imaging device


A device for capturing images where the incident light passes through a modulator that adjusts to provide a selected image. Imagewise light is received in a sensor which is in communication with a processor that implements an optimization algorithm.

07/07/16
20160198083 

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus


A solid-state imaging device according to an aspect of the present disclosure is a solid-state imaging device that includes a standard pixel and a phase difference pixel. The standard pixel includes a first optical waveguide that guides incident light to a light receiving region.

07/07/16
20160197214 

Light receiving device and image sensor


A light receiving device includes a substrate having a principal surface and a back surface, the substrate containing gasb semiconductor co-doped with a p-type dopant and an n-type dopant; a stacked semiconductor layer disposed on the principal surface of the substrate, the stacked semiconductor layer including an optical absorption layer; and an incident surface provided on the back surface of the substrate that receives an incident light. The optical absorption layer includes a super-lattice structure including a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer that are alternately stacked.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.


07/07/16
20160197116 

Cmos image sensor


According to one embodiment, a cmos image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion element and an amplifier transistor. The photoelectric conversion element converts incident light into an electric signal.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


07/07/16
20160196005 

Projection display


An optical module includes a polarized-light separation device configured to separate first and second polarized components of incident light, a light valve configured to receive at least the first polarized component, and output at least a portion of the received light to the polarized-light separation device. The optical module further includes an imaging device disposed at a position that is at least substantially optically conjugated with the light valve, and as optical member positioned and configured to remove at least a portion of the second polarized component of the incident light before reaching the image pickup device..
Sony Corporation


07/07/16
20160195949 

Touch sensor panel having an index matching passivation layer


Touch sensor panels typically include a plurality of layers that can be stacked on top of each other. When the touch sensor panel is used in a bright environment, incident light can hit the interfaces between those layers of the stackup having mismatched refractive indices and can reflect off those interfaces.
Apple Inc.


07/07/16
20160195801 

Projector


A projector includes a light source, a digital micro-mirror device (dmd), a lens, a first prism, and a second prism. The light source is used for emitting an incident light.
Qisda Corporation


07/07/16
20160195733 

Systems and methods for controlling aliasing in images captured by an array camera for use in super-resolution processing


Imager arrays, array camera modules, and array cameras in accordance with embodiments of the invention utilize pixel apertures to control the amount of aliasing present in captured images of a scene. One embodiment includes a plurality of focal planes, control circuitry configured to control the capture of image information by the pixels within the focal planes, and sampling circuitry configured to convert pixel outputs into digital pixel data.
Pelican Imaging Corporation


07/07/16
20160195661 

Illumination device


An illumination device includes a light-guide member having an annular shape provided with an incidence portion of a light in one portion, and illuminating the entirety by propagating an incident light; and a diffusion cover disposed on a side opposite to a light source relative to the incidence portion by interposing the light-guide member therebetween, and diffusing a light generated from the light-guide member. The diffusion cover includes a plate-shaped base portion covering the incidence portion side in the light-guide member, and a circular portion covering the remaining portions of the light-guide member by integrating an outer peripheral portion into the plate-shaped base portion..
Nifco Inc.


07/07/16
20160195478 

Systems and methods for liquid quality assessment


The present technology provides liquid quality assessment systems and methods for their preparation and use. The systems can include a light source configured to illuminate a liquid sample, a reflecting surface configured to reflect light scattered by the liquid sample, and a detector configured to detect light intensity, wherein the light source illuminates the liquid sample with a first incident light when the reflecting surface is absent; the detector detects a first light scattered by the liquid sample in response to the first incident light; the light source illuminates the liquid sample with a second incident light when the reflecting surface is present; and the detector detects a second light which is a combination of light scattered by the liquid sample in response to the second incident light and light reflected by the reflecting surface of light scattered by the liquid sample in response to the second incident light..
University Of Calcutta


07/07/16
20160195468 

Method for manufacturing a substrate for surface-enhanced raman spectography and substrate


A substrate for surface-enhanced raman spectography includes a support including an upper surface; a multilayer deposited on the upper surface, with the multilayer including at least two metal layers separated from each other by an intermediate layer, the intermediate layer being selectively etchable with respect to the metal layers, the multilayer being passed through by at least one trench delimited by ends of each one of the layers of the multilayer, each end of each intermediate layer being set back with respect to the end of each metal layer adjacent to the intermediate layer in such a way that the ends of two successive metal layers form metal pins separated by a cavity; a reflective optical system arranged in each trench, with the reflective optical system being arranged to direct inside the cavities an incident light arriving according to an angle with respect to the upper surface of the support.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


06/30/16
20160191825 

Imaging device including unit pixel cell


An imaging device of the present disclosure includes: a unit pixel cell comprising a photoelectric converter converting incident light into signal charge, a semiconductor substrate, a charge storage region located in the semiconductor substrate and storing the signal charge, and a signal detection circuit detecting the signal charge; a feedback circuit negatively feeding back output of the signal detection circuit and comprising a signal line; and at least one wiring layer located between the semiconductor substrate and the photoelectric converter. The at least one wiring layer includes a portion of the signal line, the portion overlapping the unit pixel cell in a plan view.

06/30/16
20160191822 

Heart rate detection device and facial recognition system with the heart rate detection device


According to an embodiment, a facial recognition system includes an image sensor, a facial recognition processing unit, a heart rate detection unit, and an authentication unit. The image sensor detects incident light by an infrared pixel, and outputs detected infrared information.

06/30/16
20160191768 

Light field image capturing apparatus including shifted microlens array


A light field image capturing apparatus including a shifted microlens array, the light field image capturing apparatus including: an objective lens focusing light incident from an external object; an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, the image sensor outputting an image signal by detecting incident light; and a microlens array disposed between the objective lens and the image sensor and including a plurality of microlenses arranged in a two-dimensional manner, the plurality of microlenses corresponding to the plurality of pixels, wherein at least a part of the plurality of microlenses is shifted in a direction with respect to the pixels corresponding to the at least a part of the plurality of microlenses.. .

06/30/16
20160190189 

Photoelectric conversion device


To provide a photoelectric conversion device which prevents a reset time from being made long when a large quantity of light is entered. There is provided a photoelectric conversion device equipped with a photodiode which causes a photoelectric current corresponding to a quantity of incident light to flow, a reset circuit which charges a parasitic capacitance of the photodiode to a reset voltage, a voltage limit circuit which prevents the voltage of the parasitic capacitance of the photodiode from being lower than a prescribed voltage, and an output circuit which outputs the voltage of the parasitic capacitance of the photodiode..

06/30/16
20160190187 

Imaging device including unit pixel cell


An imaging device comprising a unit pixel cell comprising: a photoelectric converter that generates an electric signal through photoelectric conversion of incident light; and a signal detection circuit that detects the electric signal, the signal detection circuit comprising a first transistor that amplifies the electric signal, a second transistor that selectively transmits output of the first transistor to outside of the unit pixel cell, and a feedback circuit that forms a feedback loop through which the electric signal is negatively fed back, the feedback loop not passing through the first transistor.. .

06/30/16
20160188787 

Solid-state imaging device, layout data generating device and layout data generating method


A solid-state imaging device includes pixels respectively having photoelectric conversion units and arranged in matrix in basic pattern units, and an optical member arranged on the incidence side of incident light than the pixels and having constituent elements respectively corresponding to the pixels. The pixels include first, second and third wavelength range light pixels.

06/30/16
20160188119 

Display device


Provided is a display device. The display device includes a display panel, a contact sensitive device on the display panel, and a linear polarizer on the contact sensitive device.

06/30/16
20160187767 

Light source assembly, imaging device and imaging method


A light source assembly, an imaging device and an imaging method are provided. The light source assembly comprises a light source component emitting a first light beam; a fluorescent excitation device receiving the first light beam and exciting a second light beam; a coupling device receiving an incident light beam and coupling the incident light beam into a third light beam, wherein the incident light beam includes the second light beam or includes the second light beam and the first light beam.

06/30/16
20160187556 

Super directional light guide film and thin film type back light unit for flat panel display using the same


Provided is a back light unit for a display device that has a light guide film. The light guide film includes, for example, a light entering part at a first side; a light reflecting part disposed at a second side; and a light guiding part between the light entering part and the light reflecting part, wherein the light entering part selectively sends an incident light of an expanded light provided from a light source that satisfies a total reflection condition toward the light guiding part, and wherein the light reflecting part converts the incident light provided from the light guiding part into a collimated light and sends it to the light guiding part..

06/30/16
20160187262 

Inspection device of display device and inspection display device


An inspection device of a display device includes a first illumination unit providing a first incident light to the display device at a first incident angle, a second illumination unit providing a second incident light to the display device at a second incident angle, a third illumination unit providing a third incident light to the display device at a third incident angle, and a defect detector receiving at least one of a first reflection light obtained from the first incident light reflected by the display device at a first reflection angle, a second reflection light obtained from the second incident light reflected by the display device at a second reflection angle, and a third reflection light obtained from the third incident light reflected by the display device at a third reflection angle to detect defects of the display device.. .

06/30/16
20160186949 

Daylighting system


A daylighting system includes a sheet-like light control member disposed on at least an upper part of a daylighting opening, and a shade disposed oppositely to at least a part of the opening, the part being below the part where the light control member is disposed. The light control member is configured to change upward a traveling direction of incident light and allow the incident light to pass through the light control member..

06/23/16
20160182871 

Illumination device, projection apparatus, lens array, and optical module


An illumination device has a plurality of first lens elements to collect incident light beams, and a field lens to guide each of the light beams that have passed through the plurality of first lens elements to an entire region of a specific area. The plurality of first lens elements include at least two first lens elements having different lens diameters from each other.

06/23/16
20160180207 

Machine-readable glass


In one embodiment, a sidewalk-facing display window of a retail store is treated to scatter (or absorb) a portion of incident light, in a narrow wavelength spectral band. A machine-readable pattern, which encodes an identifier, is projected onto the treated window from outside the store.

06/23/16
20160178832 

Backlight module, transparent display panel and transparent display apparatus


A backlight module, a transparent display panel and a transparent display apparatus provided comprises a edge-lit light source for providing incident light, a transparent scattering plate for scattering the incident light from the edge-lit light source and an external environment, a transparent light-guiding plate for guiding the direction of the light, a controller for adjusting the edge-lit light source according to the intensity of the light from the external environment. The scattering plate and the transparent light-guiding plate both receive the light from the built-in edge-lit light source and the environmental light for improving light utilization..

06/23/16
20160178358 

Diffraction optical element, projection device, and measurement device


In a diffraction optical element according to the invention, a divergence angle converting function that is a function of converting the divergence angle of incident light due to diffraction effect and a light beam splitting function that is a function of splitting an incident light beam into a plurality of light beams due to diffraction effect are combined so that incident light as divergent light is split into a plurality of diffracted lights with different divergence angles from the divergence angle of the incident light and the diffracted lights is emitted.. .

06/23/16
20160178356 

Device for optical profilometry with conical light beams


There is described an optical system for sensing the surface of an object. The system comprises: a light source for emitting at least one light beam centered on the optical axis of the system; a light reflector for reflecting the at least one incident light beam to generate at least two hollow conical light beams centered on the optical axis and having different opening angles, the at least two reflected hollow conical light beams for illuminating the surface; and an image capture device for imaging the illuminated surface..

06/16/16
20160173801 

Image reader comprising cmos based image sensor array


The invention features an image reader and a corresponding method for capturing a sharp distortion free image of a target, such as a one or two-dimensional bar code. In one embodiment, the image reader comprises a two-dimensional cmos based image sensor array, a timing module, an illumination module, and a control module.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


06/16/16
20160173719 

Photoelectric conversion element, image reading device, image forming apparatus, and photoelectric conversion method


Multiple photodetectors that photoelectric convert incident light to output a pixel signal; multiple analog/digital (a/d) convertors that a/d convert a plurality of pixel signals that are output by the photodetectors in parallel in a plurality of systems; a retaining unit that retains the pixel signals a/d converted in parallel by the a/d convertors in an aligned manner in one direction, to be arranged in reading order from a first pixel signal to a final pixel signal; and multiple transfer units that transfer the pixel signals arranged and retained by the retaining unit, sequentially from the first pixel signal from a first-pixel-signal retaining position toward a final-pixel signal retaining position of the retaining unit are included.. .

06/16/16
20160172522 

Multi-junction solar cell and manufacturing thereof


A multi-junction solar cell is provided and includes: a first solar cell element, having a first band gap and transmitting a part of incident light; a first conductive film, formed on a back surface of the first solar cell element and having light transmissivity and conductivity; a second solar cell element, having a second band gap smaller than the first band gap; a second conductive film, formed on a front surface of the second solar cell element and having light transmissivity and conductivity; and an adhesion layer, joining surfaces of the first and second conductive films, and having light transmissivity and conductivity. When refractive indexes of the first solar cell element, the first conductive film, the second solar cell element, the second conductive film and the adhesion layer are n1, n2, n3, n4 and n5, respectively, relations of n1>n2>n5 and n3>n4>n5 are satisfied..
Nissin Electric Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160172393 

Curved image sensor, fabricating the same, and electronic device having the same


A curved image sensor includes a supporting substrate, a bonding pattern provided over the supporting substrate a sensing substrate provided over the supporting substrate and in contact with the bonding pattern, and having a curved surface receiving incident light, and a fixing pattern provided over the supporting substrate and surrounding a periphery of the sensing substrate.. .
Sk Hynix Inc.


06/16/16
20160172390 

Solid-state image sensor and image capturing apparatus using the same


The present invention provides a solid-state image sensor in which degradation in image quality can be reduced. The solid-state image sensor includes an optical isolation layer between a pupil dividing unit and a plurality of photoelectric conversion units.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160170219 

Optically variable areal pattern


An optically variable areal pattern has a reflection layer and a micromirror arrangement comprising a plurality of semitransparent micromirrors developed on the reflection layer. The micromirrors are inclined with respect to the reflection layer, such that, by specular reflection, light incident on the micromirror arrangement is reflected on the semitransparent micromirrors.
Giesecke & Devrient Gmbh


06/16/16
20160170116 

Polarizing plate, tft substrate including the polarizing plate, and manufacturing the polarizing plate


A polarizing plate includes a substrate and a conductive pattern layer including a first pattern and a second pattern. The first pattern includes line-shaped structures disposed at intervals with a period shorter than a wavelength of incident light to be isolated from one another, the first pattern configured to transmit first polarized light of the incident light therethrough and reflect second polarized light of the incident light that is perpendicular to the first polarized light.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160170110 

Thin-film broadband and wide-angle devices for generating and sampling polarization states


Exemplary thin-film optical devices have first and second layer groups disposed as a layer stack on a substrate. The first layer group comprises a first ppn layer, a first lcp layer, and a first barrier layer all superposed.
The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona


06/16/16
20160169797 

Self-referencing localized plasmon resonance sensing device and system thereof


A self-referencing localized plasmon resonance sensing device and a system thereof are disclosed. The reference optical waveguide element is modified with a noble metal nanoparticle layer.
National Chung Cheng University


06/16/16
20160169666 

Thin-film curvature measurement apparatus and method thereof


An apparatus for measuring of a curvature of a thin film, is adapted to measure the curvature of a thin-film. The apparatus includes a light emitting module, a first optical module, a second optical module, a third optical module, an image capture module, and an image analysis module.
Industrial Technology Research Institute




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