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Denso

Optical sensor

Digital camera with light splitter

Apple

Digital camera with light splitter

Digital camera with light splitter

3m Innovative Properties

Uv stable assemblies comprising multi-layer optical film

Date/App# patent app List of recent Incident Light-related patents
06/25/15
20150179981
 Surface light source device having specific structure; lighting device and backlight device containing the same patent thumbnailSurface 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 patent thumbnailOptical 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 patent thumbnailDigital 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 patent thumbnailUv 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 patent thumbnailDiffraction 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 patent thumbnailOptical 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 patent thumbnailLuminous 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 patent thumbnailProjector 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 patent thumbnailReset 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 patent thumbnailImaging 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.. .
05/14/15
20150130010

Dual pixel-sized color image sensors and methods for manufacturing the same


A dual pixel-size color image sensor, including an imaging surface, for imaging of incident light, and a plurality of color pixels, each color pixel including (a) four large photosites, including two large first-color photosites sensitive to a first color of the incident light, and (b) four small photosites including two small first-color photosites sensitive to the first color of the incident light. The large and small first-color photosites are arranged such that connected regions of the imaging surface, not associated with large and/or small first-color photosites, are not continuous straight lines.
05/14/15
20150130002

Image sensor and manufacturing thereof


An image sensor is provided including a substrate, an array of photosensitive units, a grid, a light-tight layer and a plurality of color filters. In the image sensor, the grid has a top surface, and the light-tight layer is disposed on the top surface of the grid.
05/14/15
20150130001

Image sensor and manufacturing thereof


An image sensor is provided including a substrate, an array of photosensitive units, a grid and a plurality of color filters. In the image sensor, the grid has a first portion and a second portion disposed on the first portion.
05/14/15
20150129985

Display panel


A display apparatus includes a first base substrate that includes an upper surface and a lower surface facing the upper surface and includes a transmission area and a light blocking area, a low reflection conductive line disposed on the lower surface of the first base substrate, in which a portion of the lower reflection conductive line is overlapped with the transmission area to transmit a portion of an incident light, a second base substrate facing the lower surface of the first base substrate, and a pixel disposed between the first and second base substrates, at least a portion of the pixel being overlapped with the transmission area.. .
05/14/15
20150129031

Metal foil metallization for backplane-attached solar cells and modules


A back contact solar cell is described which includes a semiconductor light absorbing layer; a first-level metal layer (m1), the m1 metal layer on a back side of the light absorbing layer, the back side being opposite from a front side of the light absorbing layer designed to receive incident light; an electrically insulating backplane sheet backside of said solar cell with the m1 layer, the backplane sheet comprising a plurality of via holes that expose portions of the m1 layer beneath the backplane sheet; and an m2 layer in contact with the backplane sheet, the m2 layer made of a sheet of pre-fabricated metal foil material comprising a thickness of between 5-250 μm, the m2 layer electrically connected to the m1 layer through the via holes in the backplane sheet.. .
05/14/15
20150129023

Optoelectronic device having surface periodic grating structure and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention provides a optoelectronic device having a surface periodic grating structure and a manufacturing method thereof, which includes: a substrate; a multi-layer semiconductor structure layer formed on the substrate; and a periodic grating structure layer embedded in the multi-layer semiconductor structure layer by etching based on optimized parameters. A direction of an incident light to the optoelectronic device is changed to be resonant to the multi-layer semiconductor structure layer to enhance optoelectricity of the optoelectronic device.
05/07/15
20150126874

Optical switching unit, optical probe including the same, and medical imaging apparatus including optical probe


Provided are an optical switch, an optical probe including the optical switch, and a medical imaging apparatus including the optical probe. The optical probe includes a probe body that is configured to be insertable into a body cavity, and an optical switch that is disposed in the probe body and includes a first region formed of a material having a first refractive index, and a second region that forms an interface with the first region and is configured to have a fluid is introduced into the second region, wherein the optical switch is configured to change a path of propagation of incident light according to a second refractive index of the second region..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
05/07/15
20150125128

Imaging apparatus and display control method thereof


An imaging apparatus includes: a first display panel unit for executing display toward a user side; a second display panel unit for executing display toward a subject side; an imaging processing unit for subjecting incident light from the subject side to photoelectric conversion to obtain a captured image signal; a recording processing unit for executing a recording process to a recording medium regarding the captured image signal obtained at the imaging processing unit; and a control unit for controlling the display states of the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit for each of a plurality of various types of operation periods changing along with the operation of the imaging processing unit or the recording processing unit, and executing display control wherein the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit can have different display content during at least a single operation period.. .
Sony Corporation
05/07/15
20150124513

Light incident angle controllable electronic device and manufacturing method thereof


Disclosed herein is a method of changing characteristics of an electronic device, including the steps of: applying light to an electronic device through a plurality of media having different refractive indexes from each other, the electrical characteristics of the electronic device being changed depending on the amount of incident light; and changing an incident angle of light applied the electronic device to adjust the amount of incident light. There is provided a method of providing light incident angle dependency by a simple procedure of accumulating additional media in various electronic devices.
Postech Academy-industry Foundation
05/07/15
20150124306

Ultrathin nanostructured metals for highly transmissive plasmonic subtractive color filters


An ultrathin plasmonic subtractive color filter in one embodiment includes a transparent substrate and an ultrathin nano-patterned film formed on the substrate. A plurality of elongated parallel nanoslits is formed through the film defining a nanograting.
Lehigh University
05/07/15
20150124255

Lateral shift measurement using an optical technique


Alignment of layers during manufacture of a multi-layer sample is controlled by applying optical measurements to a measurement site in the sample. The measurement site includes two diffractive structures located one above the other in two different layers, respectively.
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.
05/07/15
20150124226

Projection system


A projection system includes a projection lens, an image modulation device, a light-guiding rod and two light sources. The light-guiding rod is defined with an axial direction and has a first end and a second end.
Qisda Corporation
05/07/15
20150124224

Lighting apparatus


A lighting apparatus is provided capable of emitting light for image projection and light for illumination at the same time. The lighting apparatus includes: an imaging element that converts incident light into light corresponding to an image and outputs the light; a projection lens through which the light is projected onto an object; a first optical path taken by light that is emitted from the projection lens via the imaging element; and a second optical path taken by light that is emitted without passing through the imaging element and the projection lens..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
05/07/15
20150124187

Wavelength selective switch device, wavelength switching the same and communication apparatus


There are provided a wavelength selective switch device, a communication apparatus and a wavelength switching method. The wavelength selective switch device includes an incidence unit; an exit unit; a wavelength diversifying-synthesizing unit for diversifying and multiplexing the respective incident lights in a first axis direction; a light adjustment unit for making the lights of respective wavelengths be not diversified in the second axis direction; a liquid crystal beam deflection unit having a plurality of pixels divided into sub-regions, for deflecting the lights of the respective wavelengths by changing phase-shift characteristics of the pixels in the sub-regions; a reflection unit, disposed in parallel with the liquid crystal beam deflection unit; a deflection driving unit for driving electrodes of the pixels to generate required phase-shift characteristics..
Wuhan Research Institute Of Posts And Telecommunications
05/07/15
20150124148

Devices having automatically adjustable polarizers and related operating methods


Devices having adjustable polarizers and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary electronic device includes one or more sensing arrangements, a polarization arrangement including a polarizer, and a control module coupled to the one or more sensing arrangements and the polarization arrangement.
05/07/15
20150124140

Solid-state image sensor, producing solid-state image sensor, and electronic apparatus


A solid-state image sensor includes a semiconductor substrate having a photoelectric conversion element converting incident light into a charge and a charge retaining section temporarily retaining the charge photoelectrically converted by the photoelectric conversion element and a light shielding section having an embedded section extending in at least a region between the photoelectric conversion element and the charge retaining section of the semiconductor substrate.. .
Sony Corporation


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