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 Solid-state image capturing element, manufacturing method therefor, and electronic device patent thumbnailSolid-state image capturing element, manufacturing method therefor, and electronic device
The present disclosure relates to a solid-state image capturing element, a manufacturing method therefor, and an electronic device, which are capable of controlling a thickness of a depletion layer. The solid-state image capturing element includes pixels each in which a photoelectric conversion film configured to perform photoelectric conversion on incident light and a fixed charge film configured to have a predetermined fixed charge are stacked on a semiconductor substrate.
Sony Corporation


 Imaging apparatus and control method patent thumbnailImaging apparatus and control method
An imaging apparatus including an electric charge accumulation unit configured to accumulate electric charge in accordance with an incident light quantity; a tracking unit configured to perform tracking; and an exposure control unit configured to perform exposure control, wherein the electric charge accumulation unit performs a first accumulation, and then performs a second accumulation after the first accumulation, wherein the tracking unit performs the tracking based on an image signal obtained through the first accumulation, and wherein the exposure control unit computes a control value for the exposure control based on at least the image signal obtained through the second accumulation of the image signal obtained through the first accumulation and an image signal obtained through the second accumulation.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Photonic lock based high bandwidth photodetector patent thumbnailPhotonic lock based high bandwidth photodetector
The technique introduced herein decouples the traditional relationship between bandwidth and responsivity, thereby providing a more flexible and wider photodetector design space. In certain embodiments of the technique introduced here, a photodetector device includes a first mirror, a second mirror, and a light absorption region positioned between the first and second reflective mirrors.
Artilux, Inc.


 Method and device for monitoring multiple mirror arrays in an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus patent thumbnailMethod and device for monitoring multiple mirror arrays in an illumination system of a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus
Microlithographic illumination system includes individually drivable elements to variably illuminate a pupil surface of the system. Each element deviates an incident light beam based on a control signal applied to the element.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


 An electronic window and the control  the same patent thumbnailAn electronic window and the control the same
An electronic window is disclosed. The electronic window comprises: base substrate, first polarizing device, and second polarizing device disposed on the same side or on different sides of the base substrate; in an off state, first polarizing device configured to convert an incident light into a first polarized light and emitting the first polarized light, a polarization direction of the first polarized light is perpendicular to a polarization direction of the second polarizing device, and the second polarizing device is configured to prevent the first polarized light from emitting; and in an on state, first polarizing device configured to transmit the incident light, the second polarizing device configured to transmit the incident light or to convert the incident light into a third polarized light and emit the third polarized light, a polarization direction of the third polarized light is the same as a polarization direction of the second polarizing device..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


 Biodynamic microscopes and methods of use thereof patent thumbnailBiodynamic microscopes and methods of use thereof
An apparatus for viewing a biological sample that functions as both a microscope and an interferometer. A short-coherence light source directs light onto the sample.
Purdue Research Foundation


 Frequency domain discrimination of tissue proteins patent thumbnailFrequency domain discrimination of tissue proteins
Devices and methods for performing frequency domain (fd) fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy are provided. The devices include a modulated light source, a focusing optical fiber, a detecting optical fiber, and a detector.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


 Optical design techniques for multilayer thin film devices in compact optical systems patent thumbnailOptical design techniques for multilayer thin film devices in compact optical systems
Methods and systems for designing an integrated computational element (ice) device are provided. The method includes generating a plurality of ice device models with a design suite, each ice device model being configured to detect a characteristic of interest of a sample, and including one or more layers.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


 Anodizing and pre-anodizing processes based on incoming laser textured part patent thumbnailAnodizing and pre-anodizing processes based on incoming laser textured part
Substrates having laser textured surfaces and methods for forming the same are described. The methods involve using a laser to form three-dimensional features on a surface of the substrate.
Apple Inc.


 Image forming apparatus and dirtiness detection method patent thumbnailImage forming apparatus and dirtiness detection method
A printer includes a printing section that ejects an ink, and a spectrometer that disperses incident light. The spectrometer includes a window section that transmits the light, an optical filter device, and a light receiving section.
Seiko Epson Corporation


Method and detecting matter


An apparatus for detecting matter comprises bulk feeding means configured for feeding a plurality of objects into a detecting region; at least one light source having a focusing element and being configured for illuminating at least one object moving in an object plane in the detecting region; and a first light-analyzing apparatus arranged to sense light that has been transmitted through the object. In the associated method, the object is caused to move in the plane and the object is illuminated with incident light.
Tomra Sorting Nv


Curved automatic-darkening filter


An automatic-darkening filter 10, 10′ that comprises a first polarizer 14, a second polarizer 18, a first liquid-crystal cell 16, and a sensor 64. The first polarizer 14 has a first polarization direction, and the second polarizer 18 has a second polarization direction.
3m Innovative Properties Company


Photoelectric conversion device, image pickup system and manufacturing photoelectric conversion device


A photoelectric conversion device includes a first semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion unit for generating a signal charge in accordance with an incident light, and a second semiconductor substrate including a signal processing unit for processing an electrical signal on the basis of the signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit. The signal processing unit is situated in an orthogonal projection area from the photoelectric conversion unit to the second semiconductor substrate.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Image sensor including color filter and manufacturing the image sensor


An image sensor including a color filter and a method of manufacturing the image sensor are provided. The image sensor includes a light-sensing layer configured to detect incident light, and convert the incident light to an electrical signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Spatial light modulation element module, photolithographing apparatus, exposure apparatus, manufacturing spatial light modulation element module and manufacturing device


A spatial light modulation element module having a large area is manufactured. A spatial light modulation element module comprising a base member and a plurality of spatial light modulation element arrays, wherein each of the plurality of spatial light modulation element arrays has a light modulation element which modulates and emits at least one of the intensity and the phase of an incident light, and the base member maintains the plurality of spatial light modulation element arrays in a predetermined relative position in a bare chip state.
Nikon Corporation


Display screen film, preparation method therefor and energy saving method


Disclosed are a display screen film and a preparation method therefor, and an energy saving method. The display screen film comprises an oriented carbon nanotube layer and a quartz glass layer, wherein the oriented carbon nanotube layer is located above the quartz glass layer, comprises an oriented growth carbon nanotube, and is configured to refract all incident light through the oriented growth carbon nanotube; the quartz glass layer is used for the carbon nanotube layer to grow orientately thereon, and is also used for absorbing the incident light so as to enable all the incident light to reach the oriented carbon nanotube layer..
Zte Corporation


Optical absorber which absorbs light beam


An optical absorber includes a first light-absorbing body which receives light incident from an entrance aperture and partially absorbs and reflects the incident light, and a second light-absorbing body which partially absorbs the incident light reflected by the first light-absorbing body and partially reflects the incident light toward the first light-absorbing body. The reflectance and light resistance of the first light-absorbing body are set higher than the reflectance and light resistance, respectively, of the second light-absorbing body..
Fanuc Corporation


Image capturing device


An image capturing device includes: a plurality of first pixels that have a plurality of color components, and that generate first signals by photoelectrically converting incident light; a plurality of second pixels that generate second signals by photoelectrically converting light that has passed through the first pixels; and a drive unit that reads out the first signals from the first pixels, and that reads out the second signals from the second pixels at timings that are different from timings of reading out the first signals.. .
Nikon Corporation


Image capturing device, image capturing method, coded infrared cut filter, and coded particular color cut filter


Disclosed is an image capturing device that can easily perform image processing of visible light region and that of near infrared region, while utilizing a general image capturing device structure. The image capturing device comprises: a color filter that divides an incident light into a plurality of color lights; a photo sensor that converts the plurality of color lights as divided by the color filter to data representing image signals; a coded infrared cut filter that is placed before the color filter in the light proceeding direction or between the color filter and the photo sensor and that has infrared cut parts for cutting off near infrared lights and infrared passage parts for allowing near infrared lights to pass therethrough; and an image processing means that acquires a plurality of pieces of color information and a piece of near infrared information for each of a plurality of pixels on the basis of a plurality of image signals related to the lights having passed through the infrared cut parts and an image signal related to the light having passed through the infrared passage part for each of the pixel and adjacent pixels..
Nec Corporation


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Image-capturing device, organic el element, image-capturing method, program, and recording medium


The present invention provides an image-capturing device that reduces the effect of direct incident light on an image-capturing element and allows a high contrast image to be obtained. The present invention provides an image-capturing device including: an image-capturing element 11; a light emitting element 13; and an image data correction unit, wherein the light emitting element 13 irradiates a subject 14 with light, the image-capturing element 11 senses the light 16 reflected by the subject 14 and generates an image data, and the image data correction unit corrects the image data by subtracting incident light 15 directly entered into the image-capturing element 11 from the light emitting element 13 without being reflected by the subject 14 from the image data..
Nec Lighting, Ltd.


Photovoltaic systems with intermittent and continuous recycling of light


Photovoltaic systems and methods for optimizing the harvesting of solar energy are disclosed. The photovoltaic system includes: a housing; and a solar panel assembly supported within the housing.

Solar power generating device


The solar power generating device according to the present invention comprises: solar cell modules disposed in a plurality of rows and columns; and an inclination control member for controlling the inclination angle of all the solar cell modules at a time, wherein the inclination control member comprises: a support part for supporting the solar cell modules; a control part, disposed on the support part, for controlling the inclination angle of the solar cell modules; and a driving part for driving the control part. In the solar power generating device according to an embodiment, the solar cell modules connected to the support unit can be vertically moved at one time by the inclination control member.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


Organic light emitting diode display panel and its manufacturing method, display device


Provided are an oled display panel and its manufacturing method, as well as a display device. The oled display panel includes: a base substrate; and an organic light emitting unit, a pixel defining layer and a packaging substrate, arranged on the base substrate.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


Solid-state image pickup device and manufacturing same


Disclosed herein is a solid-state image pickup device including: a photoelectric conversion section configured to convert incident light into a signal charge; a transfer transistor configured to read the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion section and transfer the signal charge; and an amplifying transistor configured to amplify the signal charge read by the transfer transistor, wherein a compressive stress film having a compressive stress is formed on the amplifying transistor.. .
Sony Corporation


Solid-state imaging device, imaging device, solid-state imaging device manufacturing method


A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of substrates provided to be overlapped and a connection structure. Each of the substrates includes a semiconductor layer in which a photoelectric conversion unit configured to convert incident light to a signal is formed, and an interconnection layer in which an interconnection configured to transmit the signal is formed and which overlaps the semiconductor layer.
Olympus Corporation


Imaging device


An imaging device includes: a plurality of first pixels that includes pixels of a plurality of color components and generates a first signal from incident light; a plurality of second pixels that generates a second signal from light that has transmitted at least a part of the first pixels; and a signal generation unit that generates a signal obtained by combining the first signal and the second signal.. .
Nikon Corporation


Light-field camera


The invention provides a light-field camera for capturing multiple views of a scene, representing samples of a light-field, having: a primary camera configured for capturing a primary digital two-dimensional image of the scene; a two-dimensional camera array having a plurality of secondary cameras, each of the secondary cameras being configured for capturing a secondary digital two-dimensional image of the scene to produce at least one set of secondary digital two-dimensional images of the scene; a semitransparent mirror arranged such that an incident light beam originating from the scene is split up in a first partial light beam, directed to the primary camera, and a second partial light beam, directed to the camera array; and a processing unit configured for receiving the primary digital two-dimensional image and the at least one set of secondary digital two-dimensional images and configured for computing depth information for the primary digital two-dimensional image or a digital two-dimensional image corresponding to the primary digital two-dimensional image based on the set of secondary digital two-dimensional images.. .
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


Light guide plate, backlight module, and liquid crystal display device


The present invention provide a light guide plate and it includes an incident light surface for receiving a light beam projected therein, and a light exiting surface for directing the light beam out of the light guide plate, and a bottom surface opposite to the incident slight surface, wherein the incident light surface is perpendicular to the light exiting surface, and the light exiting surface is provided with a plurality of grooves, wherein the light guide plate further comprises a pair of side surfaces arranged on both sides of the light exiting surface, and the side surfaces are perpendicular to the incident light surface, wherein a longitudinal direction of the side surfaces is same as a direction of the grooves, and a distance between the side surfaces and the bottom surface is smaller than a distance between the light exiting surface and the bottom surface. The present invention further provides a backlight module and a liquid crystal display device incorporated with such a light guide plate..
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd.


Reflective film, backlight module and display apparatus


Embodiments of the present invention disclose a reflective film, a backlight module comprising the reflective film and a display apparatus comprising the backlight module. A row of low-reflection dots are disposed on a side of a surface of the reflective film, and regions of the surface of the reflective film corresponding to the low-reflection dots have smaller reflectivity with respect to the incident light from an led light strip disposed at a side of the row of the low-reflection dots than other regions of the surface of the reflective film with respect to the incident light from the led light strip.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd>


Backlight module and liquid crystal display device


The present invention provides a backlight module, which comprises a back board, a light guide plate, a light source, a middle frame and a quantum bar; wherein the light guide plate is disposed between the back board and the middle frame, which comprises the incident light side and the light emitting side, the incident light side is close to the light source, which is provided with a groove of which the opening faces to the middle frame; the quantum bar accommodates in the cavity of the groove, one end of which abut with the bottom of the inner wall of groove; the middle frame cover is disposed on the light guide plate and the light source, one side of which facing to the back board is provide with a first buffer block abutting on the other end of the quantum bar. The present invention also provides a liquid crystal display device.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


Spectroscopic sensor and electronic apparatus


A spectroscopic sensor has plural angle limiting filters that limit incident angles of incident lights, plural light band-pass filters that transmit specific wavelengths, and plural photodiodes to which corresponding transmitted lights are input. The spectroscopic sensor is a semiconductor device in which the angle limiting filters, the light band-pass filters, and the photodiodes are integrated, and, assuming that the surface on which impurity regions for the photodiodes are formed is a front surface of a semiconductor substrate, holes for receiving lights are formed in the impurity regions from the rear surface side..
Seiko Epson Corporation


Positional deviation measuring device, non-transitory computer-readable recording medium containing a positional deviation measuring program, and manufacturing semiconductor device


According to one embodiment, an adjusting unit adjusts a refracting angle of incident light with respect to a substrate, a detector detects reflected light from the substrate, and a calculating unit calculates positional deviation of the pattern based on patterns respectively reflected in reflected lights obtained from the incident light generating n number of refracting angles with respect to the substrate, where n is an integer of two or greater.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


Projector


A projector includes a light source, a digital micro-mirror device (dmd), a first prism, and a second prism. The light source emits incident light.
Qisda Corporation


Systems and methods for lensless image acquisition


Image-sensing devices include odd-symmetry gratings that cast interference patterns over a photodetector array. Grating features offer considerable insensitivity to the wavelength of incident light, and also to the manufactured distance between the grating and the photodetector array.
Rambus Inc.


Devices, systems, and methods for single-shot high-resolution multispectral image acquisition


Systems, methods, and devices for generating high-resolution multispectral light-field images are described. The systems and devices a main lens include a microlens array, a multispectral-filter array that comprises spectral filters that filter light in different wavelengths, and a sensor that is configured to detect incident light.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


Double-pass photodiode with embedded reflector


A photodiode, in particular photodiode for data transmission applications, can include a semiconductor substrate, which can also be referred to as a substrate layer, and a first semiconductor layer supported by, for instance arranged on, the semiconductor substrate. The photodiode can further include a second semiconductor layer supported by, for instance arranged on, the first semiconductor layer.
Fci Americas Technology Llc


Image sensor and imaging apparatus including the same


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

Systems and methods for reproduction of shadows from multiple incident light sources


Systems and methods are provided for simulating shadows in a scene. In an embodiment, two or more light sources that cast shadows from objects are identified.
Take-two Interactive Software, Inc.


Array substrate and preparing the same, and display device


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


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Projection optical system


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


Compositions and methods for the downconversion of light


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


Dual coupler device, spectrometer including the dual coupler device, and non-invasive biometric sensor including the spectrometer


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


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


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


Apparatus for reflecting light


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


Methods and compositions for the upconversion of light


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


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


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

Secondary optic for concentrating photovoltaic device


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


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


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


Display device and electronic apparatus


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


Display system for ambient light discrimination


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


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


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


Image pickup apparatus


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


Stereo camera


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


Protective device of mobile equipment


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


Lightguide tamper seal


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


Spatial light modulator, exposure apparatus, and manufacturing device


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


Data-display glasses comprising an anti-glare screen


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


Structured light pattern generation


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


Display device and manufacturing the same


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


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


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


Refractive-diffractive ophthalmic device and compositions useful for producing same


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

Image pickup apparatus


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


Solid-state image pickup device


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


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


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

Imaging device


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


Projector


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


Normally white type liquid crystal display device


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


Data-display glasses comprising an anti-glare screen


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


Higher transmission light control film


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


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


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


Detecting clouds using polarized sunlight


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


Position-measuring device


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


Scanning optical apparatus


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


Intraocular lens system


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


Imaging device


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


Slat roof


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

Method of manufacturing substrate of organic light-emitting display device


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


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


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


Optical sensor capable of detecting ir light and visible light simultaneously


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


Liquid crystal display device and electronic device


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


Anti-glare 3d glasses


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


Adaptive optics system and optical device


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


Method and quality testing tube bundle


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


Apparatus for generating high contrast optical signals, and exemplary applications


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


Vehicle-mounted camera


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


Imaging diagnosis and controlling the same


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


A device for generating electric energy


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


Liquid immersing photovoltaic module


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


Photonic lock based high bandwidth photodetector


The technique introduced herein decouples the traditional relationship between bandwidth and responsivity, thereby providing a more flexible and wider photodetector design space. In certain examples of the technique introduced here, a photodetector device includes a first mirror, a second mirror, and a light absorption region positioned between the first and second reflective mirrors.
Artilux, Inc.


Imaging device, imaging apparatus, production apparatus and method, and semiconductor device


There is provided an imaging device including a semiconductor having a light-receiving portion that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light, electrically conductive wirings, and a contact group including contacts that have different sizes and connect the semiconductor and the electrically conductive wirings.. .
C/o Sony Corporation


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


A solid-state imaging device includes pixels each having a photoelectric conversion element for converting incident light to an electric signal, color filters associated with the pixels and having a plurality of color filter components, microlenses converging the incident light through the color filters to the photoelectric conversion elements, a light shielding film disposed between the color filter components of the color filters, and a nonplanarized adhesive film provided between the color filters and the light shielding film.. .
Sony Corporation


Display substrate and manufacturing method thereof, display device


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


Image display apparatus and manufacturing image display apparatus


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


Sub-diffraction limit image resolution in three dimensions


The present invention generally relates to sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques, including imaging in three dimensions. In one aspect, the invention is directed to determining and/or imaging light from two or more entities separated by a distance less than the diffraction limit of the incident light.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College


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


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


Light flux controlling member and light-emitting device


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


Imaging device


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

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus


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

Light receiving device and image sensor


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


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Cmos image sensor


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


Projection display


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




Incident Light topics:
  • Incident Light
  • Semiconductor
  • Conversions
  • Conductive Layer
  • Antenna Elements
  • Antenna Array
  • Liquid Crystal Display
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Intraocular
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Appliances
  • Transport Layer
  • Photoelectric Conversion
  • Silicon Oxynitride


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