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System and method for trapping light in a solar cell

Tel Solar Ag

System and method for trapping light in a solar cell

Solar cell module

Lg Electronics

Solar cell module

Solar cell module

White balance device for video screen


Date/App# patent app List of recent Incident Light-related patents
07/23/15
20150207009 
 Photovoltaic system with stacked spectrum splitting optics and photovoltaic array tuned to the resulting spectral slices produced by the spectrum splitting optics patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic system with stacked spectrum splitting optics and photovoltaic array tuned to the resulting spectral slices produced by the spectrum splitting optics
The present invention provides photovoltaic devices that comprise multiple bandgap cell arrays in combination with spectrum splitting optics. The spectrum splitting optics include one or more optical spectrum splitting modules that include two or more optical splitting, diffractive elements that are optically in series to successively and diffractively split incident light into segments or slices that are independently directed onto different photovoltaic cell(s) of the array having appropriate bandgap characteristics..
California Institute Of Technology


07/23/15
20150207006 
 System and  trapping light in a solar cell patent thumbnailSystem and trapping light in a solar cell
This application relates to systems and methods for improving solar cell efficiently by enabling more light to be captured by the absorber layer. The reflector layer in a solar cell may be designed to reflect light back into the absorber layer that has already passed through the absorber layer.
Tel Solar Ag


07/23/15
20150207003 
 Solar cell module patent thumbnailSolar cell module
A solar cell module is discussed, which includes a plurality of strings each including a plurality of solar cells, which are connected in series to one another through an interconnector, a front transparent substrate disposed on front surfaces of the plurality of strings, a first encapsulant disposed between the front transparent substrate and the front surfaces of the plurality of strings, a first reflector disposed in a first space between the plurality of solar cells included in each string, which are separated from one another in a first direction corresponding to a longitudinal direction of each string, and a second reflector disposed in a second space between the plurality of strings, which are separated from one another in a second direction crossing the first direction. The first and second reflectors reflect incident light..
Lg Electronics Inc.


07/23/15
20150206468 
 White balance device for video screen patent thumbnailWhite balance device for video screen
A white balance device includes a white or gray light transmitting sheet and a color temperature sensing element for use in an electronic apparatus. The white or gray light transmitting sheet converts incident light into a neutral light, causing the color temperature sensing element to induce a spot color temperature signal, enabling the cpu of the electronic apparatus to obtain an accurate white balance (color temperature) value through a white balance calculation process and to further adjust the color temperature of the display device of the electronic apparatus..

07/23/15
20150205443 
 Optical touch device with pixilated light-turning features patent thumbnailOptical touch device with pixilated light-turning features
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for a touch screens configured to determine a position of a touch event by selectively redirecting light to correlated locations on a light sensor. In one aspect, the touch screen apparatus can include a light guide forming a touch interface, a light source for injecting light into the light guide, a light sensor for detecting the injected light, and a pixilated light-turning layer.
Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.


07/23/15
20150205442 
 Optical touch screen patent thumbnailOptical touch screen
The present invention provides an optical touch screen including a transparent panel, a camera module and at least one retro-reflector. The transparent panel includes a bottom surface and a touch surface opposite to each other, a corner and sides.
Quanta Computer Inc.


07/23/15
20150204781 
 Device and  detecting scattered light signals patent thumbnailDevice and detecting scattered light signals
A device and a method for detecting scattered light signals is specified. A light source exposes a scattered light area in which particles may be present to light.
Amrona Ag


07/23/15
20150202947 
 Sun visor for automobile patent thumbnailSun visor for automobile
A sun visor for a vehicle configured to be engaged with a support section provided in a compartment of the vehicle has a sun visor main body that shields light, a supplementary body slidably attached to the sun visor main body and slidable from a first position where the supplementary body overlaps the sun visor main body to a second position where the supplementary body is drawn out of the sun visor main body to shield the light in a wider area, projections standing on peripheries of the through-holes, and a plurality of through-holes penetrating the supplementary body so as to have incident light partly pass through the through-holes.. .
Kasai Kogyo Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150201142 
 Image sensor with threshold-based output encoding patent thumbnailImage sensor with threshold-based output encoding
In a pixel array within an integrated-circuit image sensor, each of a plurality of pixels is evaluated to determine whether charge integrated within the pixel in response to incident light exceeds a first threshold. N-bit digital samples corresponding to the charge integrated within at least a subset of the plurality of pixels are generated, and then applied to a lookup table to retrieve respective m-bit digital values (m being less than n), wherein a stepwise range of charge integration levels represented by possible states of the m-bit digital values extends upward from a starting charge integration level that is determined based on the first threshold..
Rambus Inc.


07/16/15
20150200348 
 Photo detector patent thumbnailPhoto detector
A photo detector is disclosed. The photo detector comprises a substrate, a flat metal layer, a dielectric layer, a patterned metal layer, and a semiconductor film.
National Taiwan University


07/16/15
20150198861 

Light adjusting apparatus


A light adjusting apparatus including first and second substrates that include openings and are disposed parallel to each other at a predetermined distance, a rotating shaft member rotatably attached to the first and second substrates, a drive section that rotates the rotating shaft member, an incident light adjusting section that has a light adjusting function and is joined to the rotating shaft member so as to rotate integrally therewith, and a ring-shaped protruding portion for increasing a junction area of a joint portion between the rotating shaft member and the incident light adjusting section, in which the incident light adjusting section is rotated by the drive section via the rotating shaft member to be displaced to an inserted position located in the optical path of the incident light that passes through the openings or a retracted position to thereby adjust the incident light.. .
Olympus Corporation


07/16/15
20150198804 

Light integration module and optical system employing same


An optical system comprises a light source and a light integration module, which comprises a light integration rod, an optical assembly and an anti-reflection coating. The light integration rod has an entrance, which is covered by the optical assembly.
Delta Electronics, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198756 

Optical pattern sheet, backlight unit, and liquid crystal display having the same


A backlight unit including an optical pattern sheet and a liquid crystal display are provided. The backlight unit includes a light guide plate, a light source portion arranged adjacent to a side surface of the light guide plate to emit light, a mold frame having an extension portion that covers an upper portion of the light source portion and a part of an upper portion of the light guide plate, and an optical pattern sheet arranged on a lower portion of the extension portion to shade or diffuse incident light, wherein the optical pattern sheet includes a base film and an optical pattern portion positioned on the base film..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd


07/09/15
20150195467 

Image sensors and image capturing apparatus including the same


Provided are an image sensor and an image capturing apparatus including the image sensor. The image sensor includes a pixel array including: multiple sensing pixels outputting image signals respectively corresponding to intensities of incident light; and at least one pair of focusing pixels that are adjacent each other, and each outputting a phase difference of the incident light as a focusing signal; wherein each focusing pixel includes: a semiconductor layer including a photodetecting device accumulating electric charges generated according to absorbed light from among the incident light; a wiring layer formed on a first surface of the semiconductor layer and including wirings; a planarization layer having a first surface on a second surface of the semiconductor layer; a shielding layer formed in the planarization layer to block some of the incident light to be incident to the photodetecting device; and a color filter layer and a micro lens layer..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150194464 

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


A light receiving layer is formed with an array of photodiodes for accumulating signal charge produced by photoelectric conversion of incident light. A wiring layer provided with electrodes and wiring for controlling the photodiodes is formed behind the light receiving layer in a traveling direction of the incident light.
Fujifilm Corporation


07/09/15
20150194454 

Vision sensor chip with open-loop amplifier, operating method, and data processing system including same


A vision sensor chip includes a photoelectric conversion element that generates a current based on an incident light, a current-voltage (i-v) converter that converts the current into a voltage, an ac coupling capacitor directly connected to the i-v converter, an open-loop amplifier that includes a reset switch and amplifies a voltage provided by the i-v converter via the ac coupling capacitor. An event detection block detects motion according to a change in the amplified output voltage and generates first and second detection signals.

07/09/15
20150192897 

Decorative element and security document comprising a decorative element


A decorative element (2), in particular in the form of a transfer film, a laminating film or a security thread, as well as a security document with a decorative element and a method for producing same is described. The decorative element (2) has a microstructure (4) which generates an optical effect in incident light and/or with light passing through.
Ovd Kinegram Ag


07/09/15
20150192848 

Lighting device and projection type video display apparatus


A lighting device includes plural light sources, an optical coupling device including plural reflection members each having a reflection surface, the optical coupling device reflecting plural light beams emitted in plural directions from the plural light sources at the reflection surfaces of plural reflection members and coupling the plural light beams to generate a coupled light beam in an identical direction, and a homogenization device that homogenizes the coupled light beam from the optical coupling device. In at least one of the plural reflection members, a cutout portion is formed to transmit an incident light beam on the reflection surface of the other reflection member such that the incident light beam is not blocked by a part of a region of the at least one reflection member on the way to the reflection surface of the other reflection member..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150192712 

Fresnel zone plate


A fresnel zone plate is provided for encountering incident light having a wavelength. The fresnel zone plate has a focal length and a wafer including alternating transparent and opaque zones, and a mounting surface.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


07/09/15
20150192517 

Miniature gas sensor


A gas sensor (20) comprising a substrate (231); an objective (211) situated on the substrate (231), adapted to collect a light beam (212, 213) emitted by a light source (210); an eyepiece (250) situated on the substrate (231), adapted to collect an incident light beam to focus it on a detector (251); return reflective surfaces (281, 282), situated facing said substrate; and at least one field lens (221), arranged on an intermediate reflective surface (222) formed on the substrate (231), and adapted to deviate the rays (213) of the light beam emitted by the light source, to bring them closer to the optical axis of the eyepiece (250).. .
Commissariat à L'énergie Atomique Et Aux énergies


07/09/15
20150192411 

Two axis interferometer tracking device and method


An interferometric tracking device includes image dividers arranged to form an optical cascade, with one of the image dividers being an incident image divider for the optical cascade and one or more of the image dividers being one or more exit image dividers for the optical cascade, each of the image dividers splits incident light into a plurality of non-parallel orthogonally polarized beams, the beams from the incident image divider cascading through the other image dividers in the cascade. One of a plurality of shearing interferometers is optically coupled between optically adjacent image dividers in the cascade.
Optical Physics Company


07/02/15
20150189174 

Liquid crystal lens imaging apparatus and liquid crystal lens imaging method


Liquid crystal lens imaging apparatus and method are provided. The apparatus includes: juxtaposed at least two lens groups, a rubbing direction of alignment layer of a lc lens in one lens group being perpendicular to a rubbing direction of alignment layer of a lc lens in neighboring another lens group; an image capture unit for forming first and second image signals according to light signals passing through the lens groups at a first moment and forming third and fourth image signals according to light signals passing through the lens groups at a second moment; an image processor for processing the image signals to obtain a final formed image signal; and a driving circuit for controlling the lc lenses to be non-lens state and lens state respectively at the first and second moments.
Shenzhen Mercury Optoelectronics Research Institute


07/02/15
20150189117 

Illumination device and image reading device


An illumination device includes a light source and a columnar light guide including: an incident surface provided at least one longitudinal end of the light guide and allowing light emitted from the light source to enter the light guide therethrough; a diffusing surface which forms one side surface of the light guide extending along an optical axis of the incident light entering the light guide through the incident surface and has a row of light diffusion patterns provided to diffuse the incident light; and an exit surface located opposite to the diffusing surface, extending along the optical axis, and allowing light diffused by the diffusing surface to exit the light guide therethrough. The light diffusion patterns have a prismatic shape rising toward the exit surface and are provided on the diffusing surface from d1/2×8 or greater distance from the incident surface where d represents the diameter of the light guide..
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


07/02/15
20150188559 

Analog-to-digital converter, image sensor including the same and operating image sensor


An image sensor includes a pixel array, a plurality of comparators, a plurality of counters and a plurality of synchronization circuits. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixels configured to generate analog signals by sensing incident light.

07/02/15
20150188086 

Display substrate and preparing method thereof


The present invention relates to the technical field of display, and provides a display substrate and a preparing method thereof which can solve the problem of lower light-emitting efficiency of the display substrate in the prior art. The display substrate of the present invention comprises a plurality of display units of at least two different colors.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150187847 

Organic light emitting display device


An oled device according to one example includes a substrate defined into a plurality of sub-pixel regions which includes red, green and blue sub-pixel regions; a first electrode formed on the substrate; an organic emission layer formed on the first electrode; a second electrode formed on the organic emission layer; and a capping layer formed on the second electrode. The capping layer is formed to contain an optical adjustment material which rises in proportion to a wavelength of incident light..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150187844 

Unit pixel of stacked image sensor and stacked image sensor including the same


A unit pixel of a stacked image sensor includes a stacked photoelectric conversion unit, a first and second signal generating units. The stacked photoelectric conversion unit includes first, second and third photoelectric conversion elements that are stacked on each other.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185393 

Thin film type back light unit for flat panel display


Disclosed is a flat panel display device having a display panel and a back light unit in which the back light unit may, for example, include a bas film having a width and a length and including a high refractive film and a low refractive film on the high refractive film; a first incident pattern at a one side of a first surface of the base film; a reflective pattern on the first surface of the base film at an opposite side spaced apart from the one side with a distance substantially corresponding to the length of the first surface of the base film and substantially covering the width of the first surface of the base film; a light radiating pattern on a second surface of the base film; and a light source spaced apart from the first incident pattern with a first focal length and providing an incident light to the first incident pattern.. .
Lg Display Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185386 

Grid polarizing element and emitting polarized uv light


A non-reflection type grid polarizing element can stably provide a desired polarizing effect even when the grid polarizing element is used under conditions such as in an oxidizing environment (e.g., when the polarizing element is used to polarize the ultraviolet light). The grid polarizing element is easy to fabricate.
Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150185371 

Optical film, manufacturing the same, and electronic device including the same


An optical film includes a transparent member including a surface to which light is incident, the surface including a plurality of bumps which is configured to diffusely reflect an incident light, and an adhesion member on a local region of the surface of the transparent member, where the adhesion member fills spaces between the bumps in the local region.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150185081 

Spectrometry system, spectroscopic module, and positional deviation detection method


A spectrometry system includes an imaging apparatus that includes an imaging element which captures an image, and a spectroscopic module that includes a wavelength variable interference filter and an attachment unit which holds the wavelength variable interference filter, is provided to be attachable to and detachable from the imaging apparatus, and can dispose the wavelength variable interference filter on an optical path of incident light to the imaging element during attachment to the imaging apparatus.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/02/15
20150185074 

Optical module, electronic apparatus, and driving optical module


An optical module includes a wavelength variable interference filter that selects light of a predetermined wavelength from incident light, and can change the wavelength of emitted light; a global shutter imaging element that accumulates electric charges while being exposed to the emitted light, and outputs a detection signal in response to the accumulated electric charges; an imaging element controller for setting a photodetection period during which the electric charges are accumulated in the imaging element, and a standby period during which the electric charges accumulated in the imaging elements are reset; and a spectroscopic controller for controlling the wavelength change driving of the emitted light. The imaging element controller sets the duration of the standby period to a minimum drive time for changing the wavelength or greater.
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/25/15
20150179981 

Surface light source device having specific structure; lighting device and backlight device containing the same


A surface light source device is provided that has high light extraction efficiency and high mechanical strength and can suppress a change in color tone at different viewing angles. To that end, the surface light source device includes: an organic el element including a luminescent layer; and a light-emitting surface structure layer that is disposed in contact with one of the surfaces of the organic el element and defines a concave-convex structure on the surface on the device light-emitting surface side.
Zeon Corporation


06/25/15
20150179830 

Optical sensor


An optical sensor includes a light receiving portion, a definition portion, and a selection portion. The definition portion defines an incident angle of an incident light that enters the light receiving portion.
Denso Corporation


06/25/15
20150177524 

Digital camera with light splitter


A digital camera component is described that has a light splitter cube having an entrance face to receive incident light from a camera scene. The cube splits the incident light into first, second, and third color components that emerge from the cube through a first face, a second face, and a third face of the cube, respectively.
Apple Inc.


06/25/15
20150177432 

Uv stable assemblies comprising multi-layer optical film


Assemblies comprising multi-layer optical film comprising optical layers reflecting incident uv and blue light over specified wavelength ranges. Embodiments of the multi-layer optical films are useful, for example, as a uv protective covering.
3m Innovative Properties Company


06/25/15
20150177428 

Diffraction grating and diffraction grating producing method


A method for producing a blazed diffraction grating made of a crystal material of inp or inas according to the present invention is characterized in that when the blazed diffraction grating is formed by forming a plurality of grating grooves by machining a process target surface of a workpiece w (step s150), the grating grooves are formed in such a manner that the surface that receives the largest quantity of incident light among surfaces constituting each grating is set on a crystal orientation plane of the crystal material.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150177381 

Optical angle of arrival sensors and methods for determining an angle of arrival of incident light


Optical angle of arrival sensors and methods for determining an angle of arrival of incident light are provided, wherein one sensor includes a focusing lens and an array of lateral-effect position sensing detector (lepsd) elements. The focusing lens is configured to focus light on the array, wherein each of the lepsd elements includes an absorber region that absorbs light of a first wavelength range that is focused on the lepsd elements.
The Boeing Company


06/25/15
20150176801 

Luminous flux control member, light emitting apparatus, illuminating apparatus, and display apparatus


A light flux controlling member (100) of the present invention has: an incident part (110) that receives light emitted from a light emitting element (210); a total reflection surface (120) that reflects a part of light incident from the incident part (110) toward a front side; a first emission part (130) that emits incident light received directly from the incident part (110) and light reflected at the total reflection surface (120) toward the outside; and a second emission part (160) that is protruded to the outside from the total reflection surface (120) and emits another part of light incident from the emission part (110) toward the outside.. .
Enplas Corporation


06/18/15
20150172645 

Projector and controlling projector


A projector that projects an image based on image data, includes alight source, a modulation unit that modulates light which is emitted from the light source, a light attenuation rate setting unit that sets a light attenuation rate based on the image data, and a light adjustment unit that adjusts intensity of incident light of the modulation unit, according to the light attenuation rate which is set by the light attenuation rate setting unit. The light attenuation rate setting unit sets a minimum value of an adjustment range of the light adjustment unit in a case where the image data is stereoscopic image data to a higher value than a minimum value of an adjustment range of the light adjustment unit in a case where the image data is not stereoscopic image data..
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/18/15
20150172573 

Reset noise reduction with feedback


Provided are an imaging device implementing pseudo correlated double sampling (cds), a pixel of the imaging device and a control method of the image device. The imaging device includes: a pixel array including a pixel, the pixel including a reset transistor to control a reset of the pixel, a row select transistor to control a selection of the pixel to be read out, and a photodiode configured to generate a current in response to incident light; a readout circuit configured to read out an output signal of the pixel, based on the detected incident light, via a pixel output line; a feedback loop configured to receive a voltage from the pixel output line and to apply a reset gate voltage to a gate terminal of the reset transistor based on the received voltage; and a controller configured to control an application of a row select signal to the row select transistor to select the pixel to be read out, and to selectively add an offset to the photodiode to prevent the pixel from being reset despite the reset gate voltage applied to the reset transistor..

06/18/15
20150172525 

Imaging apparatus having light source identification and image quality correction functions and controlling imaging apparatus


An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to convert an incident light flux from an optical system into an electric signal, a band-cutting element disposed between the optical system and the imaging unit, having a band-cut function of performing band-cutting to enable distinguishing between wavelengths corresponding to bright line positions of a light source having bright lines, a control unit configured to control the band-cut function of the band-cutting element, an identification unit configured to identify a light source of an image captured by the imaging unit through comparison between a first image signal captured by the imaging unit when the band-cut function of the band-cutting element is on and a second image signal captured by the imaging unit when the band-cut function of the band-cutting element is off, and an image processing unit configured to perform image processing based on the light source identified by the identification unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/18/15
20150171146 

Imaging element, electronic device, and information processing device


An imaging element of the present disclosure includes: a photoelectric conversion element layer containing a photoelectric conversion element that photoelectrically converts incident light; a wiring layer formed in the photoelectric conversion element layer on the side opposite to a light entering plane of the incident light, and containing a wire for reading charges from the photoelectric conversion element; and a support substrate laminated on the photoelectric conversion element layer and the wiring layer, and containing another photoelectric conversion element. The present disclosure is applicable to an imaging element, an electronic device, and an information processing device..

06/18/15
20150171136 

Cmos image sensor with embedded micro-lenses


A backside illuminated cmos image sensor and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. Embedded micro-lenses disposed respectively on concave surfaces of a buffer oxide layer, wherein the concave surfaces are positioned to respectively align with photodiodes of pixel array of the cmos image sensor.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150171126 

Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus


There is provided a solid-state imaging device including: an imaging pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit which receives incident light; and a phase difference detection pixel including the photoelectric conversion unit and a light shielding unit which shields some of the light incident to the photoelectric conversion unit, in which the imaging pixel further includes a high refractive index film which is formed on the upper side of the photoelectric conversion unit, and the phase difference detection pixel further includes a low refractive index film which is formed on the upper side of the photoelectric conversion unit.. .
Sony Corporation


06/18/15
20150171125 

Image sensor device and fabricating method thereof


An image sensor device includes a substrate, a photo sensitive element, a first dielectric structure and a convex dielectric lens. The substrate has a first side and a second side opposite to the first side.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150171123 

Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus


A solid-state imaging device includes: a semiconductor substrate provided with an effective pixel region including a light receiving section that photoelectrically converts incident light; an interconnection layer that is provided at a plane side opposite to the light receiving plane of the semiconductor substrate; a first groove portion that is provided between adjacent light receiving sections and is formed at a predetermined depth from the light receiving plane side of the semiconductor substrate; and an insulating material that is embedded in at least a part of the first groove portion.. .
Sony Corporation


06/18/15
20150169799 

Method of simulation of an optoelectronic device


Modelling the device in the form of a structure for which the illuminated surface is modelled by a planar surface, modelling the incident light beam by: a first light beam inclined relative to the normal to the surface with a first non-zero angle, simulating an angle of incidence of the incident beam on the texture of the surface of the device, and for which the intensity is equal to that of the incident beam. A second light beam is inclined relative to the normal to the surface with a second angle, simulating an angle of incidence of the reflected portion of the incident beam on the texture of the surface of the device, and it simulating the illumination of said surface by said first and second beams..

06/18/15
20150168804 

Optical limiter, optical logic circuit, comparator, digital converter, optical transmission apparatus and optical processing method


An optical limiter includes a nonlinear medium that changes its own refractive index in accordance with an intensity of incident light, and outputs the incident light in a different direction depending on the refractive index, a first incident section by which reference light with a predetermined intensity and an optical signal with a modulated intensity is made incident on the nonlinear medium, a second incident section by which auxiliary light is made incident on a portion in the nonlinear medium through which the reference light and the optical signal pass, and an inverse output section that is provided at an incident position of the reference light outputted from the nonlinear medium when the optical signal is off, and outputs an optical signal obtained by inversion of the intensity of the incident light.. .
Fujitsu Limited


06/18/15
20150168132 

Method and system for use in optical measurements in deep three-dimensional structures


A measurement system and method are presented for use in measuring in patterned structures having annularly-shaped vias. The system comprises illumination and detection channels, a polarization orientation system, a navigation system, and a control unit.
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.


06/18/15
20150168125 

System for performing dual path, two-dimensional optical coherence tomography (oct)


A system (10) for measuring a physical characteristic of an object (11) using dual path, two-dimensional optical coherence tomography (oct) includes an extended broadband light source (13) producing an incident light beam (14) and an interferometer (15) having a beam splitter (16) that splits the incident beam into first and second component (17, 18) beams and directs the second component beam (18) on to a moveable mirror (19) for creating an optical path difference between the first component beam (17) and a reflection (20) of the second component beam. A focusing lens (21) having a focal plane (22) focuses the first component beam and the reflection of the second component beam to form a fringe pattern (23) on the focal plane, and a configurable imaging system (25) images the fringe pattern on to a plane (12) of the object to allow two-dimensional measurement of the object without spatial scanning..
Adom, Advanced Optical Technologies Ltd.


06/18/15
20150167906 

Light source unit, projection-type display device, lighting equipment and light emission method


A light source unit includes a light emission unit, a wavelength conversion unit and a first wavelength selection, unit. The light emission unit has a light emission surface which emits light of a first wavelength band and reflects incident light.
Nec Corporatin


06/18/15
20150166837 

Composition and chemical mechanical polishing


A composition for chemical mechanical polishing includes a plurality of particles and a plurality of abrasive particles. Each of the plurality of particles includes a body and a functional group.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd.


06/11/15
20150163466 

Imaging apparatus


An imaging apparatus includes a filter, a first image sensor and a second image sensor. The filter transmits a first light in a range of wavelengths and reflects a reflected light out of the range of wavelengths.
Visera Technolgies Company Limited


06/11/15
20150163436 

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus


A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel unit which includes a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns and which generates pixel signals according to an amount of incident light; a column analog-to-digital converter (adc) which is disposed for each of the columns of the pixel unit and which performs digital conversion on each of the pixel signals output from the pixels in the column; a timing control unit which generates a control signal for controlling the digital conversion performed by the column adc; and a logic swing and delay adjusting circuit which is disposed in a signal path for supplying the control signal from the timing control unit to the column adc and which at least either reduces an amplitude of the control signal or delays the control signal.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


06/11/15
20150163429 

Low power imaging system with single photon avalanche diode photon counters and ghost image reduction


An imaging system includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixels. Each one of the pixels includes a single photon avalanche diode (spad) coupled to detect photons in response to incident light.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.


06/11/15
20150162981 

Remote sensing device and monitoring apparatus


A remote sensor device comprises at least one sensor that produces an output signal indicative of the value of a measure, and a reflective display that is positioned such that it is visible along a line of sight from a remote location, the reflective display comprising at least two retro-reflective assemblies, each of which is arranged to reflect a variable fraction of radiation incident upon the reflective assembly back towards a source in response to respective control signals applied to the reflector assemblies. Each of the reflector assemblies preferentially reflects one wavelength of the incident radiation or preferentially removes at least one wavelength of the incident radiation that is not preferentially reflected or removed by the other reflector assembly.
Trw Limited


06/11/15
20150162462 

Metal-insulator-semiconductor devices based on surface plasmon polaritons


Apparatus and techniques are presented such as can be used for electro-optic modulation and detection or other applications. For example, an optical metal grating is disposed on a thin metal film to couple light from broadside to the metal film as surface plasmon-polariton waves; below the metal film is located a thin insulating layer and a doped semiconductor region forming a metal-insulator-semiconductor structure.

06/11/15
20150162374 

Image sensor, imaging apparatus, and imaging method


There is provided an image sensor including a normal pixel group composed of a plurality of normal pixels, each of the normal pixels having a photoelectric conversion device for photoelectrically converting an incident light, and a detection pixel configured to detect a light incident from a neighboring pixel by the photoelectric conversion device within an effective pixel area of the normal pixel group.. .
Sony Corporation


06/11/15
20150162210 

Systems and methods for chemical mechanical planarization with photo-current detection


Systems and methods are provided for performing chemical-mechanical planarization on an article. An example system includes a polishing head, a polishing pad, a light source, a polishing fluid, a current detector, and one or more processors.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


06/11/15
20150162209 

Systems and methods for chemical mechanical planarization with photoluminescence quenching


Systems and methods are provided for performing chemical-mechanical planarization on an article. An example system for performing chemical-mechanical planarization includes: a polishing pad configured to support an article for chemical-mechanical planarization (cmp), wherein the article includes a cmp stop material, a polishing head configured to perform chemical-mechanical planarization on the article, a light source configured to provide an incident light, a polishing fluid including a plurality of luminescent particles capable of emitting a fluorescent light in response to the incident light, a fluorescence detector configured to detect the intensity of the fluorescent light, and at least one processor coupled to the fluorescent detector and the polishing head, wherein the at least one processor is configured to control the polishing head based on the detected fluorescent light..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


06/11/15
20150161816 

Simulating sub-surface scattering of illumination for simulated three-dimensional objects


Embodiments involve simulating sub-surface scattering of illumination for three-dimensional objects. An application determines, for each point defining a simulated three-dimensional surface, a respective first simulated light at the point caused by a simulated light source illuminating the three-dimensional surface.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


06/11/15
20150160393 

Solar light concentration plate


A solar light concentration plate comprises a first hologram which receives solar light and diffracts incident light in a range of an incident angle, and first and second light guides respectively disposed on both sides of the first hologram, wherein at least one of the first and second light guides has an outer surface substantially inclined to an inner surface of the at least one of the first and second light guides.. .
Samsung Display Co. Ltd.


06/11/15
20150159835 

Luminous flux control member, light emitting device, and display device


The luminous flux control member includes a surface of incidence, a first optical surface formed to be recessed toward the surface of incidence and configured to reflect at least some of incident light passing through the surface of incidence, and a second optical surface formed to extend from the first optical surface and configured to reflect at least some of incident light passing through the first optical surface. The second optical surface includes a plurality of sections having different slopes..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


06/04/15
20150156430 

Image processing apparatus, image-capturing apparatus, and image processing apparatus control program


An image processing apparatus, comprising: a receiving unit receiving a first image and image-capturing information associated with the first image; a determining unit determining, based on the image-capturing information, whether or not the first image is an image of a subject image in a view point direction corresponding to the aperture mask, using an output signal of an image sensor that includes a pixel array including first parallax pixels having the aperture mask with asymmetric directional properties in the long axis and short axis with respect to incident light flux of a single optical system and positioned to permit a portion of the light flux to pass; and an outputting unit outputting a corrected first image by carrying out a correction process having different frequency properties between the long axis direction and the short axis direction on the subject image in an unfocused region of the first image.. .
Nikon Corporation


06/04/15
20150153653 

Optical system illuminating surface to be illuminated, exposure apparatus, imprint apparatus, manufacturing article, optical element, and manufacturing optical system


An optical system illuminating a surface to be illuminated includes a wavefront splitting type integrator configured to split the wavefront of incident light to form a plurality of light sources on the exit surface side, and an optical element whose surface is polished in a scanning direction using a polishing tool. The optical element is disposed between the wavefront splitting type integrator and the surface to be illuminated, and has a direction indicating portion indicating the scanning direction.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/04/15
20150153628 

Optical modulator using multiple fabry-perot resonant modes and capturing 3d image including the optical modulator


An optical modulator includes: a bottom reflective layer; an active layer which is disposed on the bottom reflective layer and includes a multiple quantum well layer; and a top reflective layer which is disposed on the active layer, the top reflective layer including a first top reflective layer which is disposed on the active layer, a first cavity layer which is disposed on the first top reflective layer, a second top reflective layer which is disposed on the first cavity layer, a second cavity layer which is disposed on the second top reflective layer, and a third top reflective layer which is disposed on the second cavity layer. When a center wavelength of an incident light to be modulated is λ, the active layer and the first and second cavity layers have an optical thickness that is an integer multiple of λ/2 to provide an individual resonant cavity..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/04/15
20150153583 

Multilayer thin film attenuators


An optical element has layers formed on a substrate, including alternating first and second layers having first and second refractive indices, nl and nh that exhibit a spectral characteristic, providing, for incident light at a predetermined wavelength and directed toward the optical element within a range of angles bounded by first and second incident angles θ1 and θ2, between 0 and 80 degrees and differing by at least 1 degree, substantially linear polarization-averaged attenuation of the incident light energy wherein, for any incident angle θn between θ1 and θ2, aθn is the corresponding polarization-averaged attenuation, and wherein the polarization-averaged attenuation at aθn at angle θ1 is less than or equal to an optical density value of 0.2 and the polarization-averaged attenuation aθn at angle θ2 exceeds an optical density value of 4.. .
Semrock. Inc.


06/04/15
20150153569 

Optical device and virtual image display apparatus


A partially transmissive reflective film is provided on a second transparent substrate, and a reflector is provided on a first transparent substrate. The partially transmissive reflective film and the reflector are held parallel to each other with a predetermined spacing therebetween.
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/04/15
20150153502 

Backlight module


The present disclosure relates to a backlight module, including a backlight frame and a light guide plate placed inside the backlight frame, wherein a light-emitting element is provided at the inner side of a side wall of the backlight frame, a first reflective sheet is provided at a lower location under the light guide plate along the vertical direction, and a second reflective sheet is provided at a lower location under the light-emitting element along the vertical direction, the second reflective sheet being extended towards the inside of the backlight frame to a lower location under the light guide plate along the vertical direction. Through providing the second reflective sheet located under the light-emitting element and extending to a lower location under the light guide plate, the light scattered out under the light-emitting element can be guided into the light guide plate, thus effectively enhancing the efficiency of incident light guided into the light guide plate from the light-emitting element..
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


06/04/15
20150153275 

Portable estimating air quality and methods of operating the same


A portable apparatus for estimating air quality is provided. The portable apparatus includes a light source unit suitable for emitting incident light having a predetermined wavelength toward air to generate scattered light which is reflected by particles in the air, a light detection unit suitable for collecting information on the scattered light, and an arithmetic unit suitable for analyzing the information on the scattered light which is collected by the light detection unit.
Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.


06/04/15
20150151850 

Methods and assembly for illuminating a surface of an aircraft passenger cabin


A method of making a light guide for an aircraft passenger cabin is provided. The method includes determining, for each of a plurality of points on an interior surface of the cabin, a corresponding fixture angle from a light fixture receptacle, a distance, and an angle of incidence at the point.
The Boeing Company


05/28/15
20150146298 

Light divider


A light divider includes a light guide having first and second surfaces that reflect light incident on the guide and cause the light to propagate through a portion between the first and second surfaces. A first light dividing layer on the second surface reflects part of the light having propagated through the guide and transmits part thereof so that the light is divided into light fluxes.
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/28/15
20150146292 

Multilayer optical films having side-by-side mirror/polarizer zones


A reflective film includes interior layers that selectively reflect light by constructive or destructive interference, the layers extending from a first to a second zone of the film. In the first zone, the layers operate substantially as a reflective polarizer; in the second zone they operate substantially as a mirror.
3m Innovative Properties Company


05/28/15
20150146093 

Imaging lens assembly and mobile device


An imaging lens assembly includes a barrel and a lens assembly, wherein the lens assembly is disposed in the barrel. The barrel has an incident light surface and a barrel cylindrical axis, wherein the incident light surface includes a specular region including at least one specular protrusion region disposed thereon.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.


05/28/15
20150144931 

Substrate for organic electronic device


The present application relates to a substrate for an organic electronic device, an organic electronic device, and a lighting device. In an embodiment of the present application, a substrate or an organic electronic device which may form an organic electronic device capable of ensuring performance including light extraction efficiency or the like and reliability by applying a scattering layer capable of exhibiting different scattering properties according to an angle of incident light may be provided..
Lg Chem, Ltd.


05/28/15
20150144541 

Water filter sand level sensor


A water filter sand level sensor is positioned inside a water filter and detects if a sand level in the water filter is above or below a critical level. The sand level sensor is connected to an indicator outside the water filter that provides a visual or audible signal regarding the sand level in the water filter.
Deere & Company


05/21/15
20150140691 

Systems and methods for chemical mechanical planarization with fluorescence detection


Systems and methods are provided for performing chemical-mechanical planarization on an article. An example system for performing chemical-mechanical planarization on an article includes a polishing head configured to perform a chemical-mechanical planarization (cmp) on an article, a polishing pad configured to support the article, a light source configured to emit an incident light, a polishing fluid including a plurality of emitter particles capable of emitting a fluorescent light in response to the incident light, a fluorescence light detector configured to detect the fluorescent light, and at least one processor configured to control the polishing head based on the detected fluorescent light..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited


05/21/15
20150138788 

Optical member and lighting device using the same


Provided are an optical member capable of implementing optical images having a desired shape and a lighting device using the optical member. The optical member can include a base substrate and a plurality of unit patterns sequentially arranged on a first surface of the base substrate and each having an inclined surface with respect to the first surface.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


05/21/15
20150138781 

Optical sheet unit


The present invention may relate to an optical sheet unit. According to an embodiment of the present invention, disclosed is an optical sheet unit comprising: a diffusion sheet for diffusing incident light such that the light can be uniformly emitted; a prism sheet unit arranged at the position facing the diffusion sheet to concentrate the light incident from the diffusion sheet; and a bonding layer formed between the prism sheet unit and the diffusion sheet to bond the entire surfaces of the prism sheet unit and the diffusion sheet facing each other..
Lms Co., Ltd.


05/21/15
20150138561 

Spectroscopic measurement apparatus and spectroscopic measurement method


A spectroscopic measurement apparatus includes a wavelength tunable interference filter that selects light of a predetermined wavelength from incident light, allows the selected light to exit, and is capable of changing the wavelength of the light that is allowed to exit, a light dividing element that divides the exiting light having exited out of the wavelength tunable interference filter into a plurality of light fluxes, and a first light receiving device and a second light receiving device that are provided in correspondence with the plurality of divided light fluxes divided by the light dividing element and have sensitivities different from each other.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/21/15
20150138546 

Spectrophotometer including photodiode array


A spectrophotometer in which a normal plane to a diffraction grating is inclined with respect to an optical axis of an incident light passing through a slit, the normal plane to the diffraction grating passing through an intersection point between the optical axis of the incident light i and a grating surface of the diffraction grating. The diffraction grating and a photodiode array pda are placed such that the photodiode array pda is parallel to the normal plane to the diffraction grating and that a normal plane to the photodiode array pda includes a line that is symmetrical to the optical axis of the incident light i about the normal plane to the diffraction grating..
Shimadzu Corporation


05/21/15
20150138487 

Optical member, illumination device, and display device


An optical sheet (optical member) includes: a sheet-shaped base material 40 that is light-transmissive; an anisotropic light condenser that is formed on the light-receiving surface of the base material where light is received, the anisotropic light condenser having light condensing anisotropy such that incident light is condensed in a light condensing direction along the light-receiving surface whereas light is not condensed in a non-light condensing direction along the light-receiving surface, the non-light condensing direction being perpendicular to the light condensing direction; and an anisotropic light scatterer that is formed on the light-emitting surface from which light is emitted, the light-emitting surface being on a side of the base material opposite to the light-receiving surface of the base member, the anisotropic light scatterer scattering and emitting light from the anisotropic light condenser, and having light scattering anisotropy where light is greatly scattered in the light condensing direction but scattered to a lesser degree in the non-light condensing direction.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


05/21/15
20150138424 

Solid state image capturing apparatus, camera module and electronic device


There is provided a solid state image capturing apparatus including an image capturing element for photoelectric converting an incident light; a light shielding filter for shielding a part of the incident light; and a metal plate partly having an opening for fixing the light shielding filter at a position for blocking the opening, an end of the opening of the metal plate being etched and antireflection treated. Also, a camera module and an electronic device are provided..
Sony Corporation


05/21/15
20150138270 

Reflective features with co-planar elements and processes for making them


The invention relates to a reflective feature, e.g., reflective security feature or reflective decorative feature, comprising a first element at least partially coplanar with a second element. The first element causes incident light to be reflected with a first intensity that varies as the angle of incidence changes relative to a surface of the reflective feature.
Sicpa Holding Sa


05/21/15
20150137188 

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


A solid-state imaging device including a photoelectric conversion element operable to generate electric charge according to the amount of incident light and to accumulate the electric charge in the inside thereof, an electric-charge holding region in which the electric charge generated through photoelectric conversion by the photoelectric conversion element is held until read out, and a transfer gate having a complete transfer path through which the electric charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element is completely transferred into the electric-charge holding region, and an intermediate transfer path through which the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion element during an exposure period and being in excess of a predetermined charge amount is transferred into the electric-charge holding region. The complete transfer path and the intermediate transfer path are formed in different regions..
Sony Corporation


05/21/15
20150137110 

Substrate for organic electronic device


The present application relates to a substrate for an organic electronic device, an organic electronic device, and a lighting device. In an embodiment of the present application, a substrate or an organic electronic device which may form an organic electronic device capable of ensuring performance including light extraction efficiency or the like and reliability by applying a scattering layer capable of exhibiting different scattering properties according to an angle of incident light may be provided..
Lg Chem, Ltd.


05/14/15
20150132536 

High color rendering index and high thermal characteristics of red nitride phosphors


The high color rendering index (cri) and high thermal properties of the red nitride phosphor are proposed in the invention. The phosphor would keep the original crystal phase and reduce the change of crystal volume by replacing different atoms.

05/14/15
20150131134 

Optical logic gates and generating logic signals using dna based nanostructure


An optical logic gate includes: a dna based nanostructure including dna and metal nanoparticles coupled to the dna, the dna based nanostructure being configured to rotate a polarization plane of an incident light; a polarizer to which light passing through the dna based nanostructure is incident, the polarizer being configured to extract a component in a direction of a predetermined reference axis from light whose polarization plane is rotated by the dna based nanostructure; and a detection unit to which light passing through the polarizer is incident, the detection unit being configured to generate a logic signal based on a result obtained by comparing the intensity of the component in the reference axis direction extracted by the polarizer with a predetermined threshold value.. .

05/14/15
20150131096 

Measuring apparatus, and manufacturing article


The present invention provides a measuring apparatus which measures a shape of an object to be measured, comprising an emitting unit configured to emit pattern light, an optical system configured to irradiate the object with the pattern light emitted from the emitting unit, a deflection unit configured to deflect light emitted from the optical system, an image sensing unit configured to sense an image of the object irradiated with the pattern light, and a processing unit configured to determine the shape of the object based on the image of the object sensed by the image sensing unit, wherein the deflection unit includes a deflection element, wherein the measuring apparatus irradiates the object with light deflected by the deflection element, and a direction deflected by the deflection element differs depending on a polarization state of incident light in the deflection element.. .

05/14/15
20150131091 

Moving laser focus in a spectrometer


In an embodiment, an apparatus may include a light source, a beam manipulator, an optical component, an analyzer, and a detector. The light source may generate an incident light at a first frequency.

05/14/15
20150131051 

Eye detecting device and methods of detecting pupil


An eye detecting device includes an optical assembly, an image sensor and an arithmetic unit. The optical assembly provides a plurality of incident lights.

05/14/15
20150131032 

Compensation film and optical film and display device


A compensation film includes a first retardation layer including a polymer having negative birefringence, and a second retardation layer including a liquid crystal having positive birefringence, where the first retardation layer has an in-plane retardation (re1) of 320 nm to 1050 nm for incident light having wavelength of 550 nm, the second retardation layer has an in-plane retardation (re2) of 180 nm to 910 nm for the incident light, an entire in-plane retardation (re0) of the first and second retardation layers for the incident light is a difference between the in-plane retardations of the first and second retardation layers, an angle between slow axes of the first and second retardation layers is 85 to 95 degrees, and the entire in-plane retardation (re0) of the first and second retardation layers for the wavelength of 450 nm, 550 nm and 650 nm satisfies re0 (450 nm)<re0 (550 nm)<re0 (650 nm).. .

05/14/15
20150131031 

Compensation film and optical film, and display device


A compensation film includes: a first retardation layer including a polymer; a second retardation layer including a liquid crystal having positive birefringence; and a compensation layer including a liquid crystal having a vertical alignment property, where an angle between slow axes of the first and second retardation layers is in a range of about 85 to about 95 degrees, an entire in-plane retardation (re0) of the first retardation layer, the second retardation layer and the compensation layer for wavelengths of 450 nm, 550 nm and 650 nm satisfy the following inequation: re0(450 nm)<re0(550 nm)<re0(650 nm), an in-plane retardation (re3) of the compensation layer for the incident light having a wavelength of about 550 nm is in a range of about zero to about 50 nm, and a thickness direction retardation (rth3) of the compensation layer for the incident light is less than zero.. .



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