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Method and device for monitoring multiple mirror arrays in an illumination system of a microlithographic projection…

Film thickness monitoring method, film thickness monitoring device, and semiconductor manufacturing apparatus

White light emitting diode and liquid crystal display including the same

Date/App# patent app List of recent Incident Light-related patents
08/14/14
20140226301
 Phosphor wheel illumination using laser light reflective region patent thumbnailnew patent Phosphor wheel illumination using laser light reflective region
Image projection illumination apparatus and methods are provided. A color wheel has a blue laser light reflecting region and other regions respectively coated with different color light emitting phosphors.
08/14/14
20140226212
 Security devices patent thumbnailnew patent Security devices
The present invention relates to improvements in security devices that can be used in various authenticating or security applications, and in particular to an optically variable security device which can be viewed under low light conditions. The security device comprises a light deflection structure having a first side and a second opposing side.
08/14/14
20140226211
 Optical integrator, illumination optical device, aligner, and method for fabricating device patent thumbnailnew patent Optical integrator, illumination optical device, aligner, and method for fabricating device
An optical integrator is able to keep down a light-quantity loss in modified illumination with an illumination optical apparatus. An optical integrator of a wavefront division type according to the present invention has a plurality of refracting surface regions which refract incident light, and a plurality of deflecting surface regions provided corresponding to the plurality of refracting surface regions and adapted for changing a traveling direction of the incident light.
08/14/14
20140226141
 Method and device for monitoring multiple mirror arrays in an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Method and device for monitoring multiple mirror arrays in an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
Microlithographic illumination system includes individually drivable elements to variably illuminate a pupil surface of the system. Each element deviates an incident light beam based on a control signal applied to the element.
08/14/14
20140226109
 White light emitting diode and liquid crystal display including the same patent thumbnailnew patent White light emitting diode and liquid crystal display including the same
A white light emitting diode includes a blue light emitting diode (“led”) light source, and a light conversion layer which converts incident light from the blue led light source into white light. The light conversion layer includes a green light emitting semiconductor nanocrystal and a red light emitting semiconductor nanocrystal.
08/14/14
20140226105
 White light emitting diode and liquid crystal display including the same patent thumbnailnew patent White light emitting diode and liquid crystal display including the same
A white light emitting diode includes a blue light emitting diode (“led”) light source, and a light conversion layer which converts incident light from the blue led light source into white light. The light conversion layer includes a green light emitting semiconductor nanocrystal and a red light emitting semiconductor nanocrystal.
08/14/14
20140225172
 Image sensor with ir filter patent thumbnailnew patent Image sensor with ir filter
The image sensor comprises a substrate; and a mos having gate dielectric layer, a source, a drain and a gate. The mos is formed over the substrate; a photo-diode doped region is formed adjacent to the mos, at least one isolation layer is laminated over the photo-diode doped region and at least one conductive pattern is formed within the at least one isolation layer; and a carbon nano-tube layer is formed over the at least one isolation layer to act as an infrared ray filter.
08/14/14
20140225090
 Organic light emitting diode display apparatus with solar cell and method of manufacturing the same patent thumbnailnew patent Organic light emitting diode display apparatus with solar cell and method of manufacturing the same
An organic light emitting diode (oled) display apparatus with a solar cell is provided. The oled display apparatus includes an oled display unit which includes a pixel region formed of an oled and a pixel boundary region partitioning the pixel region, and provided with a touch panel through which light emitted from the oled is transmitted and at least one glass; and a solar cell for converting incident light into electricity, which is formed adjacent to the oled display unit..
08/14/14
20140224425
 Film thickness monitoring method, film thickness monitoring device, and semiconductor manufacturing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Film thickness monitoring method, film thickness monitoring device, and semiconductor manufacturing apparatus
In accordance with an embodiment, a film thickness monitoring method includes applying light to a substrate, which is a processing target, in a semiconductor manufacturing process involving rotation of the substrate, detecting reflected light from the substrate, and calculating a thickness of a film on the substrate. The thickness of the film is calculated from intensity of the reflected light detected in an identified time zone in which incident light passes a desired region on the substrate during the semiconductor manufacturing process..
08/14/14
20140224326
 Photoactive device patent thumbnailnew patent Photoactive device
A photoactive device that includes a photovoltaic device having electrodes and at least one photoactive layer between the electrodes. One or more other layers may be included between the electrodes.
08/07/14
20140220289
Optical disk used for fabricating graphene and method of manufacturing the same
An optical disk for fabricating graphene, a multilayered plate for fabricating graphene, and a method of manufacturing the optical disk or multilayered plate are provided. The optical disk includes a thermoplastic polymer substrate with a reflection layer for reflecting incident light, and a graphite oxide layer applied on the thermoplastic polymer substrate.
08/07/14
20140218794
Confocal fluorescence microscope
A confocal fluorescence microscope of the present invention consists of: a light source unit broadly comprising one or more short wavelength laser beams; a lens unit which converts parallel light, emitted from a light source, into linear light having an appropriate size; a multi-color mirror which reflects the light source and enables fluorescence to transmit so as to separate the light source and the fluorescence; a scan mirror which radiates the light source over a wide area and scatters the fluorescence over a large-area camera; a microscope unit which radiates the incident light source to a target object, collects the fluorescence emitted from the target, and outputs the collected fluorescence; and a detecting unit which removes the background of the outputted fluorescent signal and observes the outputted fluorescent signal.. .
08/07/14
20140218703
Illumination method, illumination optical device, and exposure device
There is provided an illumination method for illuminating an illumination objective surface by using a light from a light source. The illumination method includes setting control amount for controlling a plurality of optical elements, to control a state of an incident light coming into each of the plurality of optical elements, the plurality of optical elements being arranged in parallel and being capable of controlling the state of the incident light; illuminating the illumination objective surface with the light from the light source via the plurality of optical elements; monitoring integrated energy of the light from the light source; and correcting the control amount for the plurality of optical elements on the basis of a result of the monitoring of the integrated energy..
08/07/14
20140218650
Layer arrangement for the regulation of light transmission
A layer arrangement (1) which changes the transmission of incident light depending on its temperature, where the layer arrangement (1) has a first polarization layer (5a), a switching layer (2) which influences the polarization properties of light depending on the temperature, and a second polarization layer (5b), whereby both the first polarization layer (5a) and the second polarization layer (5b) are arranged to affect polarization both in the vis region and in the nir region.. .
08/07/14
20140218649
Liquid crystal lens
Provided are a liquid crystal lens, an optical filter, and a display device. The exemplary liquid crystal lens may exhibit optical anisotropy and optical isotropy according to a polarization state of incident light.
08/07/14
20140218573
Solid-state image sensing apparatus and electronic apparatus
A solid-state image sensing apparatus includes a solid-state image sensing device, signal processing circuit device, and a multi-layer wiring package. The solid-state image sensing device has a pixel in an image sensing area thereof.
08/07/14
20140218265
Metamaterial structure and the method of manufacturing the same
A metamaterial structure and method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The metamaterial includes a substrate, a first resonance unit and a second resonance unit.
08/07/14
20140217474
Unit pixel of image sensor and image sensor including the same
A unit pixel of an image sensor includes a photoelectric conversion region, a floating diffusion region, and a transfer gate. The photoelectric conversion region is in an active region defined by an isolation region of a semiconductor substrate.
08/07/14
20140217366
Reflection organic light-emitting diode display device and driving method thereof
A reflection organic light-emitting diode (oled) display device and driving method thereof are provided. A default cavity produces reflection light of a default wavelength through optical interference with incident light.
08/07/14
20140217265
Cmos sensor array
A cmos sensor includes a pixel configured to output a voltage based on incident light received by the pixel. Circuitry is coupled to the pixel and is configured to determine a reset voltage of the pixel and to select a gain level based on the reset voltage of the pixel.
08/07/14
20140217262
Method for detecting polarized light
A method for detecting polarized light is disclosed. Providing a polarized light detection system including a photoresistor, a power source and a detection apparatus.
07/31/14
20140211085
Mobile device light meter attachment
Incident light filter or cap assembly adapted to be attached to a mobile device equipped with a camera and software to measure light levels.. .
07/31/14
20140211075
Image capturing apparatus and method for calculating focusing parameter value
An image capturing apparatus includes: an image capturing element in which a plurality of pixels and phase difference pixels are formed within an effective pixel region; a photographing lens; a phase difference amount detecting unit analyzing a captured image signal and obtaining a phase difference amount from detection signals of two of the phase difference pixels that make a pair; and a control unit obtaining a defocus amount of a photographic subject image from the detected phase difference amount and performing a focusing control, in which the control unit obtains a parameter value regarding a ratio of the defocus amount and the phase difference amount based on photographing lens information of the photographing lens and a light receiving sensitivity distribution indicating sensitivity for each incident angle of incident light for the two of the phase difference pixels that make the pair, and obtains the defocus amount.. .
07/31/14
20140211071
Cell phone authentication device
A system for authenticating an object includes a label (12) with invisible indicia (14) on the object which rotates a polarization of incident light; a digital camera (18) having a light source (20), an image sensor (22), a first polarizing filter (24) having a first orientation, and a second polarizing filter (26) having a second orientation orthogonal to the first orientation; illuminating the label with light from the light source through the first linear polarizer; forming an image with the image sensor using reflected light from the label wherein the reflected light passes through the second polarizer prior to reaching the sensor; wherein the second linear polarizer makes the invisible indicia visible; and authenticating the object.. .
07/31/14
20140210941
Image capture apparatus, image capture method, and image capture program
An image capture apparatus includes an image capture unit configured to perform image capture to convert incident light into an electrical signal to generate one or more images; an image combining unit configured to combine a plurality of images generated by the image capture unit to generate an image having a size that is greater than or equal to an angle of view; and a mode decision unit configured to decide whether or not generating, performed by the image combining unit, the image having a size that is greater than or equal to the angle of view is optimum, on the oasis of the one or more images generated by the image capture unit.. .
07/24/14
20140206128
Method for producing solid-state imaging device
The solid-state imaging device in which pixel electrodes, a photoelectric conversion portion having an organic film generating electric charge in response to incident light, a transparent counter electrode, and a sealing layer are formed on a substrate is produced by the method including causing a metal mask to come into close contact with a substrate surface, on which the pixel electrodes are disposed, by magnetic force; forming the organic film by vapor-depositing an organic substance to the substrate surface on which the pixel electrodes are disposed; removing the metal mask after the organic film is formed; forming the counter electrode on the organic film; and forming the sealing layer covering the counter electrode, wherein the metal mask has undergone half etching to have a half etching portion and comes into close contact with the substrate surface such that a lower surface of the half etching portion faces the pixel electrodes.. .
07/24/14
20140205950
Coating composition for duv filtering, method of forming photoresist pattern using the same and method of fabricating semiconductor device by using the method
Provided are a coating composition for deep ultraviolet (duv) filtering during an extreme ultraviolet (euv) exposure, the coating composition including about 100 parts by weight of a solvent including a first solvent (the first solvent being an alcoholic solvent); and about 0.05 parts by weight to about 5 parts by weight of a coating polymer having a degree of absorption of about 50%/μm or greater with respect to 193-nm incident light.. .
07/24/14
20140204442
Controlling absorption of light in a cavity
Described is a method of controlling the absorption of light in a cavity, a system in which absorption is so controlled, and an interferometer embodying the underlying physical concept. Materials can be made to completely absorb incident light when the light is imposed in a specific pattern of illumination.
07/24/14
20140204257
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.
07/24/14
20140204087
Photon beam diffusion
An efficient numerical method for accurately rendering translucent materials using photon beam diffusion is provided that can account for multilayer materials and directional incident and exitant effects at the surface. In an embodiment, refracted incident light is represented continuously as a photon beam instead of as discrete photons.
07/24/14
20140203389
Solid-state photodetector pixel and photodetecting method
A pixel is formed in a semiconductor substrate (s) with a plane surface for use in a photodetector. It comprises an active region for converting incident light (in) into charge carriers, photogates (pgl, pgm, pgr) for generating a lateral electric potential (Φ(x)) across the active region, and an integration gate (ig) for storing charge carriers generated in the active region and a dump site (ddiff).
07/24/14
20140203388
Optical sensor with integrated pinhole
An optical sensor includes a semiconductor substrate having a first conductive type. The optical sensor further includes a photodiode disposed on the semiconductor substrate and a metal layer.
07/24/14
20140203171
Photoelectric conversion device and fabrication method therefor
A photoelectric conversion device comprises a high-refractive-index portion at a position close to a photoelectric conversion element therein. And, the high-refractive-index portion has first and second horizontal cross-section surfaces.
07/24/14
20140202520
Thin film solar collector and method
A flexible, cpv array having high incident light conversion efficiency, the cpv array comprising: a reflective surface; a plurality of photovoltaic cells configurable to collect radiation from the reflective surface; a concentrating lens (optics) configurable to concentrate the incident light onto the reflective surface and onto the plurality of photovoltaic cells; and a conductor adapted to conduct electricity and heat from the plurality of photovoltaic cells, wherein the cpv array is exposed to incident solar radiation to generate electricity without an incident solar tracking mechanism.. .
07/17/14
20140198366
Mirror micromechanical structure and related manufacturing process
A mirror micromechanical structure has a mobile mass carrying a mirror element. The mass is drivable in rotation for reflecting an incident light beam with a desired angular range.
07/17/14
20140197015
Illumination-type push button device
An illumination-type push button device, including a light source portion and an optical member in which one or more lens portions each made of an outgoing surface on a front side and an incident surface on a back side are formed, the optical member configured to receive, from the incident surfaces, light emitted from the light source portion, and to emit the incident light to an outside of the device from the outgoing surfaces, wherein in the outgoing surface of one of the lens portions of the optical member, a single convex portion is formed, the single convex portion being convex in a light exit direction, and in the incident surface of one of the lens portions of the optical member, a plurality of convex portions are formed, the plurality of convex portions being convex reverse to the light incident direction, and smaller than the convex portion of the outgoing surface.. .
07/10/14
20140196180
Redox-active structures and devices utilizing the same
A device is presented having reversibly changeable and optically readable optical properties. The device comprises a substrate having an electrically conductive surface and carrying a redox-active layer structure.
07/10/14
20140194750
Optical zoom probe
Exemplary embodiments disclose an optical zoom probe including an aperture adjuster configured to adjust an aperture in which light transmitted by a light transmitter passes, a focus adjuster configured to focus the light passed through the aperture and adjust a focal length to an ultra-close location and a close location, and a filter which includes a center region in which incident light passes without change, and a filter region which surrounds the center region and increases a depth of focus (dof) of light that is focused on the ultra-close location.. .
07/10/14
20140192547
Low profile highly efficient vehicular led modules and headlamps
A vehicle lighting module is provided that includes a lens having a plurality of near-field lens elements, an input surface, and an exit surface. The lighting module also includes an led light source that directs incident light through the input surface and out of the exit surface.
07/10/14
20140192355
Conoscopic illumination optical device with a hollow cone for an optical microscope and method of optical microscopy in conoscopy
A method of microscopy and an illumination optical device with a hollow cone for a microscope, the illumination device includes a first conical lens (1) able to receive a collimated incident light beam (10) and form a conical light beam (20), a second conical lens (5) arranged in such a way as to receive the conical light beam (20, 40) and to form a cylindrical light beam with a black background (50) and an optical lens (6) having an image focal plane (12) arranged in such a way as to receive the cylindrical light beam with a black background (50), to form a hollow cone light beam (60) and to focus the hollow cone light beam (60) into a point (18) in the image focal plane (12).. .
07/10/14
20140192300
Compensation system for liquid crystal panel and liquid crystal display device
The present invention provides a compensation system for liquid crystal panel and liquid crystal display device. The compensation system includes first biaxial compensation film and second biaxial compensation film, disposed on two sides of liquid crystal panel respectively, first biaxial compensation film having planar compensation value ro1 for incident light of 550 nm wavelength and compensation value rth1 along thickness direction, second biaxial compensation film having planar compensation value ro2 for incident light of 550 nm wavelength and compensation value rth2 along thickness direction; wherein 15 nm≦ro1≦94 nm; 35 nm≦rth1≦214 nm; 35 nm≦rth1≦214 nm; 14 nm≦ro2≦101 nm; y1≦rth2≦y2; y1=0.004302×rth12−1.96894×rth1+259.7; y2=−0.00234308×rth12−0.32227×rth1+245.
07/10/14
20140192246
Digital photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and computer-readable recording medium
A digital photographing apparatus is provided. The digital photographing apparatus includes a photographing unit that generates photographed images from incident light, a live view generator that generates a live view image from the photographed images, and a display unit that displays the live view image.
07/10/14
20140192177
Camera for generating a biometrical signal of a living being
The present invention relates to a camera (1, 1′) for generating a biometrical signal of a living being comprising: a filter (11) for blocking incident visible light in a wavelength range up to at least 550 nm, a color sensor (12, 12′) for receiving said filtered incident light and generating at least two different color signals (5, 6, 9), a combination unit (15) for generating at least one combined color signal (7a, 7b) by combining said at least two color signals, and a processing unit (16) for processing said at least one combined color signal and extracting at least one biometrical signal (8) of said living being (3).. .
07/10/14
20140192077
Image display device
An image display device includes a display section adapted to display an image, a photometric section including a variable wavelength interference filter adapted to transmit light with a predetermined wavelength from incident light and a photosensor adapted to detect light obtained by dispersion, and disposed so as to be opposed to the display section, and a control section adapted to control the display section and the photometric section, and the control section obtains a spectrum of the incident light based on light intensity of the light detected by the photosensor, and then performs a color correction of the display section based on the spectrum.. .
07/10/14
20140191665
Daylight sensing arrangement for a hybrid luminaire
The disclosed embodiments relate to a daylight harvesting system (1). The daylight harvesting system comprises a light distribution device comprising a light inlet (2) for receiving incident light (3), and a light outlet (4) for providing output light (5) received by the light inlet into an interior space.
07/10/14
20140191500
Security device
A security device has a lenticular device including an array of lenticular focusing elements; a corresponding array of image strips sets, the sets having substantially the same periodicity as, or an integral multiple of the periodicity of, the array of focusing elements. The strips are formed and the focusing elements located relative to the strips such that at each of a plurality of viewing angles, a respective one strip from each set is viewed in response to incident light falling on a respective focusing element.
07/10/14
20140191112
Solid-state imaging apparatus
A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a pixel unit which has a plurality of pixels disposed in a two-dimensional matrix shape, wherein each of the pixels that a photoelectrical conversion element which generates a photoelectrical conversion signal corresponding to an amount of incident light disposed on a first substrate, and which outputs a photoelectrical conversion signal generated by each of the pixels to each row as a pixel signal, and an analog-to-digital converter which is disposed on every one or more columns of the pixel unit and generates a digital signal by digitizing a phase state of a multi-phase clock including clock signals of a plurality of phases different from each other at predetermined fixed intervals according to the pixel signal. Each of first and second circuit configuration units whose circuit scales are determined according to the multi-phase clock is disposed on a different substrate of a first or second substrate..
07/03/14
20140187926
Rotation type optical tomography scanner
A rotation type optical tomography scanner is provided, including an illuminating unit disposed on a surface of an object-to-be-detected for emitting incident light to tissues under the surface of the object-to-be-detected; a detecting unit disposed on the object-to-be-detected and rotating around the illuminating unit to receive diffuse light diffused from the tissues under the surface of the object-to-be-detected and generate tissue sensing information; and a positioning unit for generating position information of the rotation type optical tomography scanner. The rotation type optical tomography scanner transmits the sensing information and the position information to a remodel module to rebuild the tissue images under the surface of the object-to-be-detected, thereby expanding the scanning range of the object-to-be-detected..
07/03/14
20140184776
Micro or nano scope
Provided is a micro or nano scope. The micro or nano scope includes a prism, a optical detection system detecting an image from a sample on the prism, and a light guiding system providing incident light to the prism, the light guiding system changing an incident angle of the incident light incident into the prism..
07/03/14
20140184570
Hybrid sensing touchscreen apparatus and method of driving the same
An touchscreen apparatus includes pixel rows including pixels configured to display an image, a touch-sensing unit configured to sense a physical touch and a light-sensing unit configured to sense incident light, the touch-sensing unit and the light-sensing unit being between two adjacent pixel rows and configured to operate based on first and second gate signals, a first sensor gate line connected to the light-sensing unit and the touch-sensing unit and configured to provide the first gate for activating the light-sensing unit and resetting the touch-sensing unit, a second sensor gate line connected to both the light-sensing unit and the touch-sensing unit and configured to provide the second gate signal for activating the touch-sensing unit and resetting the light-sensing unit, and a reset circuit configured to provide a common voltage to the pixels based on the operation of at least one of the light-sensing unit and the touch-sensing unit.. .
07/03/14
20140182676
Spectrally selective panel
The present disclosure provides a spectrally selective panel that comprises a first panel portion that is at least partially transmissive for light having a wavelength in the visible wavelength range. The panel also comprises a first reflective component that is arranged to reflect incident light within an infrared (ir) wavelength band and within an ultraviolet (uv) wavelength band while being at least partially transmissive for light having a wavelength within the visible wavelength band..
06/26/14
20140177255
Light conductor with a ribbon-shaped light emitting area
A light conductor with an input coupler which couples in light in such a way that inside the light conductor it is distributed into a first layer, parallel layers and into second layers, whereby each second layer is spanned by a perpendicular of the first layer and by a line located in the first layer, and with a light emitting area. Light is coupled such that it has a lower divergence in the second layers than in the first layers.
06/26/14
20140177077
Optical system and substrate sealing method
An optical system includes an enlarging optical system that enlarges a section of an incident light, a mask that passes some of a light passing through the enlarging optical system, and a reduction optical system that reduces a section of a light passing through the mask.. .
06/26/14
20140176875
Light guide plate and surface light source device
A light guide plate has a light introducing portion configured to confine light that is incident from an end surface, and a light guide-plate main body configured to emit incident light to an outside from a light emitting surface and provided continuously with the light introducing portion in a thickness smaller than a maximum thickness of the light introducing portion. The light introducing portion has an inclined surface inclined toward the light guide-plate main body from a surface having a larger thickness than a thickness of the light guide-plate main body, on at least one of a surface at a light emission side and a surface opposite to the surface at the light emission side..
06/26/14
20140176874
Light guide plate and surface light source device
A light guide plate has a light introducing portion configured to confine light that is incident from an end surface, and a light guide-plate main body configured to emit incident light to an outside from a light emitting surface and provided continuously with the light introducing portion in a thickness smaller than a maximum thickness of the light introducing portion. The light introducing portion has an inclined surface inclined toward the light guide-plate main body from a surface comprising a larger thickness than a thickness of the light guide-plate main body, on at least one of a surface at a light emission side and a surface opposite to the surface at the light emission side.
06/26/14
20140176771
Solid-state imaging device and digital camera
A solid-state imaging device comprises first pixels and second pixels. The first pixel has a first pd and a first photoelectric conversion film.
06/26/14
20140176615
Transparent display using selective light filtering
A transparent display device and method of forming such device. The transparent display device includes a substrate, wherein the substrate allows greater than 50% of incident light to pass through the substrate.
06/26/14
20140175546
Plasmonically enhanced electro-optic devices and methods of production
A plasmonically enhanced electro-optic device includes a dielectric layer; a plurality of nanopillars arranged in a periodic array such that each nanopillar has a protruding portion that extends beyond a surface of the dielectric layer; a metallic layer formed on the surface of the dielectric layer and on portions of the plurality of nanopillars by an oblique directional deposition such that the metallic layer defines a periodic array of nano-holes and nano-antennas, each nano-hole of the periodic array of nano-holes being in a deposition shadow region of a corresponding nanopillar; and an electrode electrically connected to at least one nanopillar of the plurality of nanopillars at an end opposing the protruding portion thereof. Each nanopillar of the plurality of nanopillars includes a photo-absorption material, and the periodic array of nano-holes and nano-antennas have at least one of dimensions, uniformity or periodicity selected to enhance coupling of incident light into the plurality of nanopillars through excitation of surface plasmons..
06/19/14
20140168802
Light concentrating apparatus
A light concentrating apparatus is presented. Disclosed apparatuses include a collection of shaped reflectors capable of redirecting incident light, sunlight for example.
06/19/14
20140168751
Spatial light modulation elements, method for manufacturing same, and spatial light modulators and exposure apparatus comprising same
Provided is a spatial light modulation element comprising a substrate; a flat portion that is movable relative to the substrate; a flat board attached to the flat portion; and a dielectric film that is formed on a surface of the flat board opposite the surface on which the flat portion is attached, and reflects incident light. In the spatial light modulation element the dielectric film may include two or more types of dielectric layers that are repeatedly layered in an alternating manner, such that adjacent layers have different refractive indexes from each other.
06/19/14
20140168546
Curved automatic-darkening filter
An automatic-darkening filter 10, 10′ that comprises a first polarizer 14, a second polarizer 18, a first liquid-crystal cell 16, and a sensor 64. The first polarizer 14 has a first polarization direction, and the second polarizer 18 has a second polarization direction.
06/19/14
20140168489
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..
06/19/14
20140168452
Photographing apparatus, method of controlling the same, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for executing the method
A photographing apparatus includes a photographing unit that captures an image from incident light thereon; a communication status checking unit that checks a communication status of the photographing apparatus; a resolution determination unit that sets a resolution for a first image file for the captured image according to the communication status; a file generation unit that generates the first image file from the captured image, the first image file having the set resolution; and a communication unit that transmits the first image file to an external device.. .
06/19/14
20140168417
Inspection device and inspection method
The disclosure provides an inspection device including a light source module, an image receiving module and a processing unit. The light source module emits a first incident light and a second incident light to a device under test (dut).
06/19/14
20140166080
Photovoltaic window
An apparatus for collecting solar energy, including a first panel, wherein the first panel allows at least 50% of incident light having a wavelength in the range of 1 nm to 1,500 nm to pass through said panel and a second panel, wherein the second panel allows at least 50% of incident light having a wavelength in the range of 410 nm to 650 nm to pass through said panel. A photovoltaic cell is disposed between the first panel and second panel, which includes a first electrode disposed adjacent to the first panel, a second electrode disposed adjacent to the second panel, a photovoltaic component contacting the first and second electrodes.
06/12/14
20140160784
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.
06/12/14
20140160588
Image displaying apparatus and optical apparatus
The image displaying apparatus includes an image production apparatus, a first light conduction section and a second light conduction section. The first light conduction section includes a first light conduction plate which propagates part of incident light thereto by total reflection in the inside thereof and emits the propagated light, and a reflection type volume hologram diffraction grating disposed on the first light conduction plate.
06/12/14
20140160568
Optically variable element, in particular security element
An optically variable element, in particular a security element, has a transparent carrier layer, an at least partly transparent reflective layer formed on the carrier layer, and a transparent embedding layer formed on the reflective layer. The reflective layer is structured in a motif region such that the layer forms a multiplicity of partly transparent micromirrors which present a perceptible motif upon plan viewing of the motif region due to specular reflection of incident light.
06/12/14
20140160383
Light deflector, method of manufacturing light deflector, and liquid crystal display
A light deflector which deflects incident light and emits the deflected light, by changing a refractive index of a liquid crystal: a pair of ito films; a plurality of prisms which are provided between the pair of transparent electrodes and are arranged on a facing surface of one of the pair of transparent electrodes, the facing surface facing a surface of the other one of the pair of transparent electrodes; two spacers arranged between the pair of transparent electrodes, and having, in a direction from one of the pair of transparent electrodes toward the other, widths which (i) are greater than widths of the prisms and (ii) are identical to each other; and a liquid crystal which is provided, within a space between the pair of transparent electrodes, in a portion other than a portion where the prisms and the two spacers exist.. .
06/12/14
20140160334
Image pickup device, control method, and image pickup apparatus
An image pickup apparatus of the present disclosure includes a pixel array in which incident light of an object is photoelectrically converted by a photoelectric conversion element at each of a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, a selection unit that selects the number of a/d converters that output a pixel signal of each pixel in the pixel array, and a control unit that controls the selection unit and causes the selection unit to select the number of the a/d converters according to a request. The present disclosure can be applied to an image pickup device, a control method, and an image pickup apparatus..
06/12/14
20140160330
Using an image sensor for recording frames in fast succession
An image sensor comprising a row of light sensors registering incident light as electric signals, and a shift register including first and second register places per each light sensor is used for recording frames in fast succession. The image sensor allows for transferring the electric signals from the light sensors to the respective first register places and for shifting the electric signals on selected ones of the first and second register places forward in the shift register.


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